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Social Crisis, Missing Children, Red light districts

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Published on Dec 10, 2010

This is a video i was working on for Ahimsa International. Most of the footage Robert Munson and I got from the city streets of Los Angeles, Hollywood and Vine. The film was never finished. I was threatened by gangs to stop filming and it got to be a sticky mess... Missing children can often be found in these red light districts indeed. In every city, small and large throughout America...moved around from city to city to avoid prosecution. The film needs to be finished perhaps by someone else who has the energy and resources to do something about it. There is need for an organization to monitor each and every street corning in the big cities to look for these children. Law enforcement needs to know the faces of missing children. This was being made for Social Crisis Zones of America: An Investigative Study and Documentary Series for Ahimsa International.
Crimes against young children are on the rise, with missing children at over 725,000 and heroin use quadrupling among American teens. AHIMSA hears the desperate cries of street children who are suffering in these social crisis zones, and red-light districts of America. These areas, often called High Intensity Drug Trafficking Zones, are smuggling routes for not only drugs, but also human trading, prostitution and exploitation of the world's youth. The victims of human trafficking also serve as transmitters of HIV to the general public. This urgent epidemic of increasing social deterioration in our cites across the nation spreads violence, crime, and overall human and environmental strain and suffering. AHIMSA created the Social Crisis Zones of America Study, a proposal to study and address haunting facts that America's children are more prostituted and traded than children in Thailand, and is only second after India in the numbers of exploited children, according a 2001 study. In addition, experts report the numbers are increasing at epidemic rates and that crimes against young people are on the rise. Summary: An international epidemic of child abuse, addiction, and exploitation is in urgent need of our attention. If you would like to more about this program, please contact us. leeann@ahimsainternational.org

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