Lt. Gov. Brad Owen booting state Sen. Pam Roach off the human trafficking panel (TNT, 1-26) has all the flags of someone using victims to help do his political agenda maneuvering.
Roach has been a staunch advocate in the fight against human trafficking, a voice for the victims far more and longer then Owen has. His agenda was (as written in the article ) for Roach, a Republican, to be removed from her Senate seat.
Human trafficking is a huge, ugly problem, and telling the truth to victims things to help not put them in harm’s way is exactly what we tell our own children. It is not bigoted or blaming; it is thinking smart.
Telling homeless youth how to dress for employment - such as no piercings or showing tattoos - is what we told students in the public school preparing for job interviews and employment. Heck, I was told this for a federal job I landed a few years ago.
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It is called helping, not victimizing.