... at least when they bring this bastard to trial. I would like to play a part, however meager, in burying this bastard under the jail.
Every year, I wait eagerly for the State Department's Trafficking in Persons Report--- It's one of the few things that has actually improved with this White House. Since becoming Secretary of State, Condi Rice and Undersecretary Paula Dobrianski have really stepped up their game with the TIP report. Due to a disorder that I call Election Season Cranial Rectitis, I have yet to read the 2006 report, but 2005 was the most comprehensive I've ever seen. It allowed neither friend nor foe to slide for their complicity in the new human slave trade. I can't recommend enough that you read the report and come face to face with man's inhumanity to man. It truly takes you inside the world of women lured out of the former Soviet Bloc with "waitressing" jobs that turn out to be forced prostitution far from their homes where the women are used up, infected with HIV, and quite often, killed. Not a happy place to be, but reading these stories makes you gaze upon the world with slightly different eyes.
The reason I say all this is that I visited the website of this city's second best newspaper and saw this story about a Mexican girl forced into prostitution at the ripe old age of thirteen:
...After two weeks in Nashville, Perfecto told Karime she was a prostitute, that there was no restaurant job, and that the young girl would also be working as a prostitute.
Authorities said Mendez raped the girl and told her that if she did not work as a prostitute he would kill her family.
Two weeks later, she was taken to work in a brothel in Kentucky, where on her first day she was forced to have sex with 14 customers.
Mendez also took her to work at brothels in Knoxville, Birmingham, Memphis and other locations where she was forced to have sex with as many as 40 men a day, according to the affidavit...
Click the link and read the story. It's simply sickening. Hopefully, our new congress can be counted upon to do something major regarding human trafficking.