The Facts About Labor Trafficking
Why? Why is our legal system not shutting down known labor traffickers? Why are we stocking the shelves of our stores with products from companies that have knowingly supported child labor and human trafficking, amongst a slew of other immoral and unethical issues?
This is happening everywhere. We aren’t talking about the big cities or the faraway places that we can push out of our minds and compartmentalize as someone else’s issue. We’re talking about our own state, our own city, our next-door neighbor. Yep, there are people here in South Dakota that are guilty of labor trafficking. The seasonal jobs that I mentioned above are a huge market for labor trafficking in this area. The most obvious, the Sturgis rally has been rumored to bring in young girls to escort gross old men around and “show them a good time”. Sex trafficking is happening. Believe it or not, its not uncommon for DCI agents and law-enforcement officials to intermingle with the usual rally crowd (that brings in hundreds of thousands of motorcyclist within a week) to investigate these sex trafficking operations.