April 30, 2019
Human trafficking is the fastest growing criminal activity in the world — estimated at $150 billion annually. Currently, there are 27 million slaves in the world, and it is estimated that between 600,000 and 800,000 victims are trafficked in the U.S. every year.
Alabama is not immune with Birmingham being among the six hotspots for trafficking in the Southeast. In fact, I-20 has been identified as the “super highway for human trafficking in the United States” and I-85, I-10 and I-65 are other major corridors for trafficking.
The Alabama State House observed April 24 as Human Trafficking Awareness Day following a string of arrests in multiple Morgan and Madison County massage parlors in mid-April.
On this week’s TAB News, David Pinkleton from End It Alabama shares with co-hosts Jennifer Rash and Debbie Campbell about efforts taking place to combat the issue in Alabama.
Following the 30-minute interview, TAB staff members and correspondents will present an audio digest of this week’s issue including news, features, Dr. Batson’s Theology 101 column and Sunday School commentaries.