Tag Archives: Sex Trafficking

More Bizarre Happenings. Corrupt Cops, Paying Sex with Strippers & Missing Guns

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  Just weeks after Coyote published their press release “Condemning the City of Providence Police Department’s Raid on the Foxy Lady and the Arrests of 3 Sex Workers” even more bizarre events are unfolding between local cops and sex workers in Rhode Island. One of the former arrested dancers from Foxy Lady’s that led to the club being shut down… Read more »

Former Sex Trafficking Victim, Thomia Hunter Granted Clemency, After Serving Life Sentence For Killing her Trafficker.

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When You Are not the Right Kind of Victim. Thomia Hunter, a woman who was sentenced to life in prison for,  the 2005 killing of the abusive man who had trafficked her into prostitution, has reportedly been granted clemency by Ohio Governor John Kasich. Hunter will be released in June 2019. Hunter’s lawyer, Tiffany Smith, Hunter received the news on… Read more »

2 NH Prostitution Raids, 25 Asian Migrant Sex Workers at Risk of ICE

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2 NH prostitution raids, 25 Asian migrant sex workers at risk of ICE Let’s take a look at how the police frame this ” Two homes in the city one in a middle-class neighborhood  were used as houses of prostitution in a sex trafficking ring that involved as many as two dozen Chinese women under the control of a Concord… Read more »

Seven Police Officers Charged with Running Eight NY Brothels & then 40 Year old Cop Rapes 15 yr Old Girl

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 Let’s take a closer look at how the media covered this story.   7 NY police officers have been arrested for running 8 NY brothels. They used women from Central America  and yet the media doesn’t mention the word trafficking. This shows how much prosecutors and the police control the narrative in the media, because usually when a few sex… Read more »

COYOTE August 2018 Newsletter

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COYOTE August 2018 Newsletter Happy August! We’ve had a busy month planning new campaigns and partnering with other community organizations in Rhode Island, nationally, and globally. In this newsletter, we’ll talk about COYOTE-RI’s work both nationally and in the community, research findings and a report back on sex worker-led actions from #AIDS2018 in Amsterdam, as well as upcoming events and… Read more »

WHAT TO DO AT AN ICE CHECKPOINT: ESPECIALLY IF YOU’RE A WHITE CITIZEN

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  I saw someone post that they encountered an ICE checkpoint in NYC. Here’s the deal -Border Patrol can verify citizenship within 100 miles of a border or “external boundary.” This includes coastlines, so NYC, Philadelphia, and all of NJ are within the 100-mile zone. -Border patrol can only ask brief questions about citizenship, and they cannot hold you for… Read more »

Watch Out Congress, US Sex Workers are Coming for Their Rights

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Did Congress really think that Sex Workers were gonna just lay down? I have always said that sex workers are some of the most resilient people I know. Last week Bella Robinson, executive director of Coyote RI  (Call Off Your Old Tired Ethics) attended a historical US sex worker Summit in LA. It was awesome.  Coyote RI was thrilled that we were recognized… Read more »

International Sex Workers Day in RI- June 2nd 2018

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Taking back the neighborhood, Rally Against Criminalization Rally! A huge thank you to Sophia Wright & Ria Moni & Julianna Brown for helping to organize this event. Thank you to Christopher Johnson for being our  MC, and all our volunteers and speakers. A special thank you to our community who came out to support sex workers rights. We arrived at Roger Williams Memorial… Read more »

Sex Trafficking and the Sex Industry in the United States 2017

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Policing Modern Day Slavery in RI 2014-2016

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  Coyote RI surveyed 63 RI sex workers from 2014-2016, and 24% of them reported being robbed, raped or assaulted by the police