Thursday, August 18, 2016

State Rep. Gentile Lauds Fight Against Human Trafficking

State Representative Linda M. Gentile (D-Ansonia/Derby) is hailing Connecticut’s efforts against human trafficking.  Beginning in October, hotel and motel operators must train their staff to recognize signs of human trafficking.  The operators must also keep records of their guests.
In addition, the General Assembly will get annual reports from law enforcement outlining: law enforcement’s participation in federal, statewide, or regional anti-trafficking efforts; referrals related to human trafficking allegations; criteria used to determine the validity of human trafficking allegations; coordination among state and local police on trafficking cases; obstacles to investigating trafficking; the number of missing children investigations; the number of referrals from DCF related to trafficking; and the number of trafficking cases referred for prosecution.
“I am so proud of this legislation,” said Rep. Gentile.  “It came about thanks to the women's caucus of the General Assembly who recognized the extent of this horrible crime and urgent need to address it.  We worked side by side, across the aisle to ensure that our law would be comprehensive and effective.  Because of my commitment and that of my colleagues, Connecticut's law is model legislation for our country.”
Connecticut’s aggressive anti-trafficking laws have attracted the attention of law enforcement and civil rights groups across the U.S.
(This is a press release from Gentile's office)


Ed Rem said...

Wow! We needed this woman to laud this effort? Talk about nonsense. Who would not laud this action? This is nothing more than an attempt to get some publicity.

Anonymous said...

God bless her. For decades now crimes such as this, along with sexual assault, and illegal narcotics trafficking, have been viewed by police as "victimless" crimes. That the "participants" deserve whatever happens to them, because they choose to engage in these activities. Prostitutes raped, beaten, or overdosed and dead, none of them are allotted any man-hours by investigating detectives, or police officers, by decisions made either through policy, or their immediate supervisor. Another dead junkie from and overdose almost never was investigated, just file a report, and sometimes the cops did not even do a report but left that up to the FD paramedics who responded. I all goes hand in hand, and has been caused by an intentional lack of resources budgeted to area law enforcement agencies who are forced to make the hard decisions what to investigate, and not investigate, to make their budget work; perfect, the cops again can get holding the bag created by elected officials who arrive late to the scene and start yelling and screaming about an issue, "they found", getting the gullible and lazy press involve who just print the press release handed to them, and point out how the police have failed again.

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