Richard, a Retired PI, is Board Chair/President of “Michigan Rescue and Restore Coalition” and CEO - Board Chairman, on two other non-profit organizations “Universal Life Church Anti-Slavery Coalition” a faith-based group, “AhEeCOSH” the “Adult Entertainment Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health” group, including a Michigan Family Ambassador for - United Support and Memorial for Workplace Fatalities. Richard continues to work with victims, their families and organizations including local, state and federal government levels to enact new ordinances, regulations or standards and laws to help protect our nations workers health and safety, equal protection and due process rights within the United States and aboard from the ongoing criminal enterprises of human – modern day slavery and drug trafficking. Currently Richard is finishing his Master of Arts Degree in Social Justice at Marygrove College in Detroit.
President Barack Obama, U.S. Congress and State Legislators: Join 46 U.S. AGs Push... funding for Victims of Human Trafficking (TVPRA)
We need to be aggressive and secure proper funding for these victims and provide modern-day slavery training for our law enforcement agencies at the local, state and federal levels. The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) sent a letter "November 2, 2012" to congressional leaders urging them to pass the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA) by the end of the year in order to adequately fund programs to combat human trafficking and modern-day slavery. Please See and Review the following links for additional information...http://www.kuam.com/story/20010069/2012/11/05/push-for-funding-for-victims-of-human-trafficking https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B7nB0bI2d5XXSHRZNUtieVFzTWc/edit
Enact Legislation to help US End/Stop Human Trafficking
11 x We r Petitioning The President of the United States and U.S. Congress http://t.co/siKmlXVn via @rsnsintl on Twitter “Reauthorize the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) Please” Universal Life Church Anti-Slavery Coalition MICHIGAN RESCUE AND RESTORE COALITION... This Coalition is dedicated to raising awareness about human trafficking in the metro Detroit area and Michigan. We will educate and train the community. The eyes of our understanding has to be opened! We all must learn to recognize the crime of human trafficking. We all must become advocates and abolitionist against this criminal activity. Join us and help impact change for generations to come. We cannot put our heads in the sand. No one is free until all are free! We are Advocates and Abolitionists Against Human Trafficking The Michigan Rescue and Restore Coalition is about “Building Bridges” with other organizations committed to combating Human Trafficking in all its ugly form. We are available and willing to work alongside other agencies, non-profits, governmental and civic groups, churches, para-churches, social services and health departments. To raise awareness of this atrocity with an expectation that will foster ideas, programs, services to individuals within the city, region and state with knowledge on the journey toward eradicating Human Trafficking!
Reauthorize Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA)
U.S. 2013 Trafficking In Persons Report – Preview United States downgraded from Tier 1 to Tier 2, an indication that the country was sliding in the effort to eradicate the menace by its failed leadership... Petitioning The President of the United States Reauthorize Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) This petition will be delivered to: The President of the United States The U.S. House of Representatives The U.S. Senate I’m taking a stand to end slavery: modern-day labor, sex trafficking and child abuse… Stephanie Brown, Richard’s 17-year old granddaughter, died of a fatal drug-overdose on March 16, 2007, after being hired at a local downriver strip-club in Lincoln Park, Michigan, where two patrons (a volunteer basketball coach and an ordained minister) including a dancer at the club, sex-trafficked Stephanie to a local motel down the street and where she died that morning. Together the State of Michigan and Stephanie’s family successfully prosecuted the drug-dealing, junior high school volunteer coach and later settled out-of-court with the strip-club for employing an underage person for sex-work. However, Richard continues to pursue other legal rights, causes and criminal investigations in human and labor trafficking cases regarding Stephanie’s death at the local, state and federal levels including international awareness and education.
Help US End/Stop Human Trafficking Together "Hands Holding Stephanie"
Stephanie Brown, a young 17 year-old, niece, sister, daughter, granddaughter and great-granddaughter died March 16, 2007, as a result of being hired by a local strip-club in Lincoln Park, MI and given drugs by a patron (volunteer basket-ball coach) another patron (ordained minister) and co-worker (dancer) that caused her death. LINCOLN PARK, MI — Acknowledging that they have failed in enforcing a city ordinance in the past, the Police Department is now demanding that nude dancers be licensed. The enforcement decision comes days after it was publicly revealed that an underage Wyandotte girl was allowed to dance nude in March at the Atlantis Lounge, 863 Dix-Toledo. Hours later, she was found near death in a nearby motel after allegedly taking a large amount of drugs supplied to her by a customer. She died a short time later. While some dancers and club workers obeyed the ordinance and began the city's registration process last year, the Police Department never followed up on the matter. Stephanie Michelle Brown, 17, danced at the Atlantis on March 15 and left with another performer after two men told the dancers that they would take them to a place where they could earn more money, police said. VICTIMS OF TRAFFICKING AND VIOLENCE PROTECTION ACT OF 2000 PUBLIC LAW 106–386—OCT. 28, 2000 SEC. 107. PROTECTION AND ASSISTANCE FOR VICTIMS OF TRAFFICKING (b) VICTIMS IN THE UNITED STATES — (1) ASSISTANCE — (C) DEFINITION OF VICTIM OF A SEVERE FORM OF TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS — For the purposes of this paragraph, the term ‘‘victim of a severe form of trafficking in persons’’ means only a person — (i) who has been subjected to an act or practice described in section 103(8) SEVERE FORMS OF TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS — The term ‘‘severe forms of trafficking in persons’’ means — (A) sex trafficking in which a commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such act has not attained 18 years of age; as in effect on the date of the enactment of this Act; and (ii)(I) who has not attained 18 years of age; ‘‘(c) As used in this section, the term ‘victim’ means the individual harmed as a result of a crime under this chapter, including, in the case of a victim who is under 18 years of age, incompetent, incapacitated, or deceased, the legal guardian of the victim or a representative of the victim’s estate, or another family member, or any other person appointed as suitable by the court, but in no event shall the defendant be named such representative or guardian. Help US End/Stop Human Trafficking Together "Hands Holding Stephanie" Enforce the Law and/or enact new laws to end the suffering! /s/ RICHARD A. SANDS, PD/PIMichigan Private Detective AgencyState ID# 3701205140www.sob-csc.org734-771-7251National Adult Entertainment Control Coalition (NAECC) International Drug & Human Trafficking Victims Association Of America (IDHTVAA) Sexual Oriented Business Crime Study Center (SOB-CSC) Qui Tam Research Service (QTRS) Adult Entertainment Coalition For Occupational Safety And Health (AhEeCOSH) “Stephanie’s Place” Community Action Network Downriver Office Of The Universal Church Of Angelic Jurisprudence RS&S INTERNATIONAL, LLC