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Attorney General Olens Recognizes National Human Trafficking Awareness Day

By   /  January 10, 2014  /  Politics  /   Comments

Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens.

Tweet Special to the Journal Atlanta – January 11, 2014, is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. Human trafficking is a brutal, complex and widespread crime in which vulnerable individuals are sold into commercial sex and/or forced to engage in activity against their will. Many of the victims are children. In fact, the average age of [...]

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Georgia Human Trafficking Law Receives High Marks in National Study

By   /  December 7, 2012  /  Government  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal Atlanta, Ga – Georgia is one of seven states to earn a “B” grade in a national study of state human trafficking laws. Shared Hope International, a non-profit committed to combating human trafficking, produces an annual report grading the effectiveness of each state’s human trafficking law. Georgia improved from a [...]

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Soul Food from the Hood

By   /  September 16, 2012  /  Rev. Hood  /  Comments Off

Keith Hood

Tweet “Puff the Magic Dragon lived by the sea and frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called Honah Lee.” I remember sitting in front of our record player as a little child and I would watch the 45 rpm record go round and round. Little Jackie Paper “loved that rascal Puff.” I could [...]

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Let’s look at prostitution

By   /  March 6, 2011  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet Last year, Georgia Senate Bill 304 was proposed. Its purpose was to decriminalize prostitution for people under the age of 16. That happens to be the age of consent. As a libertarian, many people assume I want wholesale legalization of prostitution, so they aren’t surprised that I supported SB 304. What they’ve missed is [...]

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