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Shattered Lives: Raymond Bechard Discusses Human Trafficking and Online Child Porn

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Raymond Bechard makes his second appearance on Shattered Lives!

Shattered Lives: Raymond Bechard, Author of The Berlin Turnpike,A True Story of Human Trafficking in America

Social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter are the new backyard fence where people meet to share their news, gossip and conversations. Unlike meeting in open spaces in neighborhoods, we often don’t know who is behind an online profile and what their true intentions are.

According to Raymond Bechard, Executive Director of the Political Action Committee, Men Against Prostitution And Trafficking (MENAPAT):

For the first time in history, pedophiles can meet anonymously from around the world to trade illicit images and videos of children . The websites have no idea how to prevent it and are reluctant to even address the issues because that would mean acknowledging the problem.

Two sites have been established to bring attention to the problem to the public and actively lobby to do something about it:

#1 – Our Causes.com page which now has 1.4 million members: http://www.causes.com/stopchildpornonfacebook

#2 – Our specific page through which people can send FedEx messages directly to Facebook: http://stopchildpornonfacebook.com/

Bechard is the author of The Berlin Turnpike: A True Story of Human Trafficking in America and has worked globally to help expose those who perpetrate one of the fastest growing crimes around the world. 1342025889

Having worked in the area of human rights for over two decades, The Berlin Turnpike is Raymond Bechard s second book on the topic of human trafficking. His first, Unspeakable: The Hidden Truth Behind the World s Fastest Growing Crime, is an expose of child trafficking in all its forms around the world. Both The Berlin Turnpike and Unspeakable come with a warning from the author. The closer we learn about human trafficking, the uglier it gets. You cannot get close to this topic without getting your hands dirty. For any thinking person, it is impossible to face the truth of it without having it change you. That s why so few people are willing to even look at it. They want to believe it is something that can be solved easily and quickly. It can t. While the media treats it as a new problem, it has been in this country for two hundred years. Trafficking is an increasingly accepted part of our culture and it will take generations of healing and understanding to stop it.

He is concerned that State Human Trafficking laws are not being enforced because they are new and few State Prosecutors wish to take the risk of tying a new type of case and often turn them over to Federal Prosecutors, which either won’t take the cases or reduce charges.

Riding The Turnpike,” is the Heartbeat Ensemble’s new play inspired by the book, “The Berlin Turnpike: A True Story of Human Trafficking in America,” by Raymond Bechard. This is a one way journey with not exit. “Riding The Turnpike” is the experience of the broken men and women who buy and sell each other for whatever they can get.

This new production opens April 24th and runs through May 18, 2013, Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm at the Carriage House Theater, 360 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, CT. For more information visit http://hartbeatensemble.org/ or their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/HartBeatEnsemble

For information about current or upcoming performances: Call 860.548.9144 or email hartbeat.info@hartbeatensemble.org.

Tune in to the show for the latest information from Raymond Bechard and learn how average citizens can have their voices and votes count when it comes to the fight against trafficking in humans and keeping children safe.

Shattered Lives: Raymond Bechard Discusses Human Trafficking and Online Child Porn

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