Tonight at 7 p.m., filmmakers Allie Bombach and Sarah Menzies will show the first two films in their MoveShake series online at www.MoveShake.org.The MoveShake films profile people pushing for environmental and social change; Breckenridge-based Shannon Galpin, who founded Mountain2Mountain, an organ ... More >>
Local immigrant advocates aren't exactly elated at the news that the Obama administration plans to phase out a controversial program that allows local law enforcement to act as immigration officers. "At the end of the day, there's another elephant in the room," says Justin Valas, of the Colorado Imm ... More >>
Hassan Mayo is the latest alleged Denver-area pimp to be sentenced for human trafficking -- an offense that's earned him a sixteen-year stay at the Cross Bar Hotel
His most shocking offense? He reportedly sold a woman to another pimp for $400.
Late yesterday, Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced that his office had secured an indictment for fourteen individuals suspected of running a human-trafficking ring that trafficked children for sex at locations ranging from Denver to Grand Junction. Although the seventy-page indictment ... More >>
Two months ago, Herb Brodsky, co-founder of Novo Coffee, was introduced to Meagan Morris, research assistant of the Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking, through a mutual friend.
"I got an e-mail from Heather Larabee at Whole Foods, and she thought the vibes of our company, like our work ... More >>
Flickr The Denver Police Department has received a $300,000 federal grant to help combat human trafficking.
The money will pay for a few officers to work full-time in conjunction with the FBI on cases in which women and, more rarely, men are forced into prostitution, says Denver vice Lieuten ... More >>
Dallas Cardenas. Dallas Cardenas will serve eight years in prison for trafficking a seventeen-year-old girl and pimping an adult woman, the state attorney general's office announced today. Cardenas , twenty, of Denver, is the first person to be convicted under Colorado's human trafficking sta ... More >>
Where are the hundreds of thousands of teen prostitutes some advocates say are engaged in underage sex trafficking? Village Voice Media spent the past two months collecting arrest data for underage prostitution in 37 of America's largest cities. Reporters found the average number of arrests o ... More >>
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has renewed its promise to focus on serious criminals for detention and deportation. "A new policy directs ICE officers and attorneys to use appropriate discretion to make sure victims and witnesses to crimes are not put into deportation proceedings, ... More >>
Starting tonight and running through Sunday, April 3, the University of Denver and the Iliff School of Theology will host what organizers says is a first-of-its-kind conference, which will bring academics together to discuss one of the world's hottest topics: human trafficking.
When Breckenridge-based mountain biker Shannon Galpin talks about her recent adventures tonight at REI, 1416 Platte Street, know that her definition of "mountain biking" is a little bit bigger than some. Take her recent trip through Afghanistan's Panjshir Valley, for example: Galpin's non-pro ... More >>
Most human smuggling cases in Colorado are handled by state prosecutors using a 2006 state law -- the effectiveness of which is questioned in this week's feature story, "Disappearing Act."
But human smuggling remains a federal crime, as well -- and in cases where there are aggravating facto ... More >>
Large photo below.The Colorado Attorney General's Office accuses nineteen-year-old Dallas Cardenas of being a pimp -- but that's not all.
As shown in a wide-ranging indictment on view below, Cardenas also faces charges of trafficking in adults and children, since one of the two women he's sa ... More >>
After risking her neck going undercover in South Korean and Thai brothels and subsequently charting the spread of sex slavery throughout the world, filmmaker Libby Spears knows a thing or two about human trafficking. But none of that prepared her for the revelation she ultimately uncovered -- ... More >>