The mission of Operation Compass is to create new technology to further enable service providers in the human trafficking industry, educate communities about human trafficking, and provide those communities with a safe, reliable and anonymous method of reporting suspected instances of human trafficking.
We are so thankful to Tonya Stafford and her amazing organization, It’s Going to Be Okay, for participating in this segment with us!
“You know it is hard to tell between that (human trafficking) and prostitution, it seems like they have hidden it more than it use to be, I can remember years ago in Florida, it was horrible, really young girls knocking on the door, one girl couldn’t have been 14, it was poring down rain, after a while you get hardened by it because it happens a lot.”ParticipantInterviewee
“The other day while I was driving, I passed a truck, and I saw a dog cage in the back of the truck, which is normal, there was a blanket over the crate, which is also normal; however, I thought I saw a head in the crate. I slowed down to let the truck pass me and as it pulled in front of me and got off on the shoulder of the highway I was able to verify there was a person in the crate…I called the state troopers right away.”ParticipantInterviewee
“I know one company right now that will not allow their trucks to fuel in the Dallas area, because the truck stops in South Dallas are horrible. They won't allow them to fuel, because the prostitution, because of the drugs, because of the criminal activity that's going on there…”ParticipantInterviewee
“When a prostitute knocks on the door of our rig, we have three options: 1) invite the girl in, 2) refuse or 3) call the 888 number. If we call the authorities then the prostitute may turn on us once the police arrive and we end up in trouble.”ParticipantInterviewee