22 July 2010

Positive identification

Taryn Simon says that positive identification doesn't always work. With photos she points out how positive identification has incarcerated many innocent people. After being chosen in a line up or photo comparison, the accused would spend the next decade in prison.

Now align that statement to victims of trafficking and she couldn't be more right. Mistaken as a product or piece of meat, victims of trafficking are easily regarded as less-than their traffickers.

My handy cut out list obviously shows what a trafficked child or person can look like. But, and you probably already guessed, it reveals what we've choose not to see.

FBI statistics say 100,000 new children enter street prostitution every year.