Petition to President of the United States, Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice- Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice- Justice Management Division, Office of Public Affairs U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART), U.S. Department of Justice- Office on Violence Against Women (OVW)
Prosecute Secret/Largest Sex Crime Organization in the U.S. known as the "Kingston Clan."
Paul Kingston is the leader of the Kingston Clan aka "The Order" The Kingston Clan is an underground BILLION dollar criminal organization with over 10,000 members that has corrupted a whole U.S. state, and has paid off the Governor, Attorney General and high ranking political/public officials into turning a blind eye. They are known among themselves as The Order. Now imagine growing up a young girl in this organization with seemingly powerful male authority figures, including your own father, forcing you into sexual acts so that you won’t go to HELL. Imagine those things include the most despicable sexual acts that exist. And having to allow your uncles, brothers and even fathers sexually molest and rape you continually. Now multiply the fact that your mother and whole family agrees with all of it and tells you that if you do otherwise, you are “Dead to them." These are the exact circumstances that Rachel Robinson Kingston, (daughter of Daniel Kingston) who created a suicide pact with her sisters, and later hung herself at only 13 years old because she saw no other way out and what thousands of other young women experience on a daily basis within The Kingston Clan, also known as “The Order.” This form of slavery and abuse is being done by the largest and most powerful polygamist group in the country known as the Kingstons. We have not seen the evil that exists within this group because it has been able to remain underground, and is worth hundreds of millions of dollars and is able to corrupt Utah government officials into turning a blind eye. Almost seems like an alternate reality right? Well this is all true, real and is still happening more than ever. It is up to the brave women and young men who have left this group, like those whose stories are told in the series Escaping Polygamy on LMN, and A&E to tell these evils to the public and good citizens of the world. So that we can make a CHANGE. Rachel Robinson Kingston and thousands of other young women would not be suffering this abuse if there had been a stop to this already. How is it that the state of Utah, let alone the federal government not investigate these heinous acts? Corruption is why. The Attorney General of Utah was paid off. See here. If there isn’t a change, more lives are a stake, more suffering and abuse will continue to happen. But if this change happens, these women will finally be freed. It is up to us and YOU to make a difference and force the authorities to act. Sign the petition and we will move forward with changing the world for the better! Sign and stop this now! (I have including an outline of The Order below) "The Order" is an extremely powerful and secret organization. Prevalence - Over 250 businesses. An estimated $950 million in net worth. Extremely influential and have corrupted the state of Utah. Secrecy - No one even knows this exists. It has remained underground with very little accountability, responsibility, or exposure due to it's wealth and corruption. Illegality - Physical / sexual abuse. It is rampant with molestation and rape. Incest and pedophilia. Sign and stop this now! KingstonClan.com
Petition to Google, Microsoft, Facebook
Tell Google, Facebook, and Microsoft to stop supporting child sex trafficking.
I was waiting to pick up my 15-year old daughter from track practice on an afternoon like any other. Minutes passed and then hours. I wondered where she was. Panic began to set in. My husband and I called the police, filed a missing person report, and started frantically searching for our baby girl. Only she was nowhere to be found. We were living every parent’s nightmare. When we recovered her 108 days later, we were so thankful to have found her alive. But then we found out the details. Our sweet girl had been bought and sold on the classified ads site, Backpage.com. She was repeatedly raped up to 15 times a day, all while hidden in plain sight on Backpage.com. A website making hundreds of millions of dollars a year off of human trafficking and exploitation of young girls. After her ordeal, my daughter and I sued Backpage to determine its role in her harm. The biggest surprise? Two special interest groups, the Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT) and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) — funded by tech industry giants Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and others — actually intervened to file briefs supporting Backpage. These tech groups were actually defending Backpage’s right to host ads selling children. Amazingly, the CDT and EFF have also jumped into other Backpage cases around the country filed by children. Support of Backpage by the tech industry has not wavered, even though a 21-month Senate investigation revealed that Backpage facilitated the crimes by coaching pimps on how to post ads to evade law enforcement. And still today, Backpage hosts ads selling children on its dating site and on other sites it owns and operates here in the US and around the world. Raking in hundreds of millions of dollars -- and it does this shockingly, under the protection of the law. Backpage has been protected by an outdated internet law, Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which protects websites from being sued for content posted by a third party. Thanks to the efforts of these special interest groups supported by Google and Facebook, federal judges have expanded this law to protect websites that facilitate child sex trafficking. Will you sign my petition telling Google, Facebook, and Microsoft that defending child sex trafficking is unacceptable? Sadly, my daughter’s experience is not unique. We are not alone. It’s estimated that there are hundreds of thousands of child sex trafficked victims annually in the United States. And we need your help. We need your voices to reach Google, Facebook, and Microsoft so that they, in turn, are persuaded to stop supporting Backpage. They can no longer allow the special interest groups to jump into these cases. My daughter and I have been fighting to change the law that protects Backpage since 2010 and because Backpage has won at every turn, we recently told our story to Dr. Oz and in the new movie, I Am Jane Doe, to try to bring our experience to a larger audience, all in an effort to prevent others from going through what my family has gone through. It's time for this to stop. No one else's daughter should be sold on Backpage. Please sign this petition to let Google, Facebook, and Microsoft know that financing the defense of Backpage is indefensible. Nicole S., mother of child who was trafficked through Backpage.com
Petition to Minnesota State House, Minnesota State Senate, Mark Dayton
Curb Human Trafficking: Regulate Massage Therapy and Require Therapist Licensure
Human trafficking is a form of slavery. One extremely prevalent form of human trafficking is sex trafficking where a vulnerable demographic (i.e. foreigners, runaway teens) are forced to perform sexual acts to patrons (colloquially known as "johns"). It is a not-well-kept secret that massage parlors, taking advantage of lax regulations, operate as brothels. These places are simple to find since they advertise on sites that promote prostitution such as Rubmaps.com and/or Backpages.com. It is not uncommon for the victims to be beaten by their oppressors and forced to live on-site. They are taxied to and fro locations to decrease their chances of assimilation with the local population, and thus, escape. Many times, the victims do not speak English and their isolation is heightened. Meanwhile, the victims have no voice to be heard, crime increases in local towns, men (unaware of the location's reputation) will be sexually assaulted on-site and then be forced to pay for services, and legitimate massage therapists face an increased risk of encountering violent johns. The reason that such an industry is targeted is simple: there are no regulations, no requirements for certification. Police officers and district attorneys hesitate to bring these cases to court or even be investigated. Anybody can rent a location, call themselves a massage therapist, and be open for business. By increasing regulations on massage therapists, we not only increase the legitimacy of therapists, we close one of the avenues that traffickers use to make forced prostitution legal in their towns.
Petition to Prime Minister Hun Sen
Stop Orphanage Tourism in Cambodia
The Gaurdian on September 29, 2016 elaborates, orphanage tourism refers to the practice of recruiting children from poor families to pose as orphans in an effort to extract money from volunteers. ABC on July 1, 2017 contends, these orphanages span continents but are mostly in Cambodia, South Africa, Nepal, and Indonesia. But, calling these places “orphanages” is misleading as it implies the children have a need to be there. According to Probono Australia on August 2, 2017 of the 8 million orphans around the world, 6.4 million of them aren’t actually orphans- they have at least one living parent but were forced into a life of exploitation and abuse. Unicef Cambodia on March 30, 2016, these institutions force children to hunt for their dinner of insects, fish and mice in nearby fields and ponds, sleep on the floor, and go days without showers, clean clothes or water. According to Unicef Cambodia, children growing up in these orphanages suffer brain damage because parts of their brain actually die. Furthermore, due to rampant abuse, Intrepid Travel on January 13, 2017 reiterates, these children are 500 times more likely to commit suicide. Cambodia's government does not have any current initiative to ban the practice of orphanage tourism or the existence of these institutions. Sign this petition to put pressure on Prime Minister Sen to outlaw these abusive institutions and the presence of tours that endorse them.
Petition to the Collegian
Remove strip club ads from the Collegian
IMPORTANT UPDATE: We are past 500 signatures - that is amazing. I did need to make one very important correction: the Collegian's staff is not responsible for which ads make it to the paper. Rather, there is a separate advertising staff responsible for those decisions. This petition has been newly directed at this team. My apologies to the Collegian's staff as I have been made aware that they have also made many requests of the ad staff to stop running these ads as well. Thank you, Collegian! I have also been made aware that because the Collegian is independent from Kansas State University, K-State has no ability to enforce or change the way the paper runs. The views and decisions that the Collegian makes do not necessarily reflect Kansas State's values or opinions. To Collegian Media Group's advertising staff: We stand behind this request. Please share this update so that people are aware of who we are petitioning towards! To the Collegian's advertising committee, and to all my fellow Wildcats: My name is Wheeler Crimm and I am an alumni of our wonderful university, with a degree in Family Studies and Human Services and a minor in Conflict Analysis and Trauma Studies. I spent my time at K-State learning about what makes people who they are, and about how, unfortunately, traumatic experiences have a significant and lasting impact on the who we are as human beings. I took a class during a winter intercession as part of my minor requirements called "Advanced Trauma." During this class, I learned about many forms of traumatic stress, one being the horrors of human sex trafficking and the havoc it wreaks on vulnerable people. I learned that trafficking happens not only in the red light districts of Thailand and Amsterdam, but within our nation's borders, even in our backyards. A fire was sparked deep within me, one I knew wouldn't be put out quietly. I needed to figure out how to play my part in eradicating this terrible system. I went on to intern during the spring of 2017 at a nonprofit in Manhattan called Homestead Ministries, Inc. This incredible organization is dedicated to the transitional care of women who are exiting the sex trafficking industry in one way or another. I had the outrageous privilege of getting to know several Homesteaders - women who were participants in the Homestead's program. I was honored to hear their stories and walk alongside them as they battled addiction, hopelessness, and shame. I saw many of them walk forward in victory towards the glorious future that awaits them. They walked out of some of the darkest places - abusive relationships, trafficking rings, strip clubs - into the light of hope and freedom and grace. As part of the ministry of the Homestead, I participated in monthly trips to several strip clubs in a nearby town in an effort to spread some light to women steeped in darkness. We saw firsthand where some of our Homesteaders had come from, and it was heart-shattering. The women we met had some of the roughest stories I've heard and yet carried the most resilient spirits within them. It was heartbreaking to see such beautiful women in such dark places. Many of them were there because they in desperate financial situations, and many of them faced heavy addiction issues. They came from broken places, as do many of us. What most of them failed to realize is that they were being treated as sexual objects, as toys to gratify the desires of greedy and addiction-ridden men. There are always signs posted in these clubs that touching the dancers is unacceptable. However, there were "VIP Rooms" in the backs of these clubs where unspoken indecency occurred, and the women were given no choice whether or not to participate. They were supposedly paid extra for these experiences. In short, the trafficking of women (young women, might I add - we met several ladies who were freshly eighteen years old) for sexual exploitation is happening miles from our college town of Manhattan, Kansas, if not closer. I have seen it with my own eyes. All this being said, I am extremely disappointed to see that the Collegian frequently publishes full-page advertisements for one of these clubs, advertisements that specifically offer employment to young women. I love our alma mater. Following graduation, I moved out to the West Coast. I am proud to tell people where I went to school. But this? This is a disgrace. Collegian, you are promoting sex trafficking. There is no other way to state it. It pains me to see rape culture perpetuated in and around our university. Several recent events have caused me to feel ashamed of Kansas State. It's discouraging enough to watch members of the armed forces who are stationed at Fort Riley visiting these clubs. But to know that my school's newspaper is promoting visiting these places and even employment within them to our own students? I cannot stay silent about this. I am not interested in name-calling or blame-gaming. I am interested in change. I am starting a petition to call for the end of these advertisements in the Collegian. I am calling for all K-State students to realize that promoting the objectification of women is unacceptable. I am calling for us to shine a light on the dark places in and around our community. I am calling for us to look at the faces of these women and to see the faces of our sisters, daughters, mothers, nieces, friends. I am calling for anyone - student, fraternity member, Fort Riley resident or otherwise - who has visited these places as a consumer or otherwise to think about the consequences of your actions. Not only for yourself - that beckons another letter entirely - but for the women you encounter. On the front page of K-State's website, there is the following statement: "The K-State family is powered by world-changers, answer-seekers and difference-makers - that's the Wildcat Way." I am so proud of the family atmosphere K-State says that it stands for, but I'm not seeing the follow-through as of late. Let me be clear: We cannot minimize this issue - nor other issues concerning rape culture which have arisen as of late - and move forward as a unified family. One of my favorite animated movies as a child, Lilo & Stitch, says this about family: "Family means nobody gets left behind, or forgotten." By publishing this ad, you are leaving behind the personhood of millions of women. You are choosing to forget the humanness and the innate value within them. A family is not just a crowd of purple shirts at a football game. If that is how we define it, we really need to take a good look at what we value. Stand up for what's right, K-State. Stand up for those whose voices have been drowned out by the shouts of oppression and objectification. Stand up for what family really means.
Petition to Josh Hawley Missouri Attorney General
Money Seized from SGF Massage Parlors Should be Donated to Fight Human Trafficking
The Springfield News-Leader published an article about the seizure of $130,000 cash from 13 massage parlors here in town (SGF, MO) operating as covers for a sex-trafficking ring. The article states "It's unclear what will eventually happen to that money, but a spokeswoman for the Missouri State Attorney General said the money is currently in the possession of the highway patrol." That money should be donated directly to a program to fight human trafficking here in Missouri. Two suggested organizations working to fight sex-trafficking here in Springfield and Missouri are Go:61 and Stand Against Trafficking. Below is a link to the article in question. Thank you. http://www.news-leader.com/story/news/crime/2017/08/17/130-000-cash-seized-raids-asian-massage-parlors-springfield-documents-show/557033001/
Petition to Congressional Committees on Commerce, Science and Transportation and on Energy and Commerce, U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives
Hold Websites Accountable for Aiding and Abetting Human Trafficking
Did you know that when websites profit from the illegal activity of human trafficking, they are not held accountable? In the event that a company profits from the sale of victims of trafficking (including minors), they can use Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act as a defense. Section 230 provides websites with blanket immunity from “third party content”. This was designed to protect websites from being prosecuted when someone visiting their site posts inappropriate or even illegal content without the site’s knowledge or approval. It was NOT designed to grant immunity when a website actively PROFITS from third party content. Eastern North Carolina Stop Human Trafficking Now is one of several anti-trafficking organizations that are seeking a change to the CDA. In order to stop human trafficking, we must take action to make access to this crime more difficult. Section 230 had good intentions, but it has been used to protect various companies that profit from advertising sex trafficking of women and children. If websites profit from crimes such as human trafficking, they should be held accountable. We must urge lawmakers to amend the Communications Decency Act if we want to see a decrease in trafficking and exploitation in the US. Join us in asking Congress to amend the Communications Decency Act so that 1. State and local law enforcement agencies have the authority to arrest and prosecute websites that advertise human trafficking victims and 2. The protections that websites currently enjoy from being held liable for third party content when they profit from that content is eliminated.