“Atlanta airport unveils sex trafficking signs” by Duffie Dixon

This is an excerpt from a recent 11 Alive WXIA article authored by Duffie Dixon. The source of this excerpt is http://www.11alive.com/story/news/local/2014/03/28/airport-trafficking-sex-signs-hartsfield-jackson-human/7027451/ If the video is not immediately shown, please refresh your browser.

The next time you’re at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and you enter a shop or restaurant notice the sign placed in front of the cash register. Look down slightly. There it is, in English and Spanish.

Its called a Human Trafficking Notice and the question is simple: “Are you or someone you know being sold for sex or made/forced to work for little or no pay, and cannot leave?”

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The airport is partnering with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation following a recent report that Atlanta has the biggest cash-based underground sex economy in the nation. The Urban Institute’s Justice Policy Center reported street and online prostitution, brothels and massage parlors are bringing in $290 million a year.

photo courtesy of 11 Alive WXIA

photo courtesy of 11 Alive WXIA

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In addition to the signs, airport employees including Larry Newman who works for We Juice It, are getting trained on how to spot possible sex trafficking.

This is a significantly shortened excerpt. To read the full article, please visit the Ms Magazine website http://msmagazine.com/blog/2014/02/18/blowing-the-whistle-on-campus-rape/

Duffie Dixon is a reporter for Atlanta’s 11 Alive WXIA.