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Human Trafficking Making Rounds In Mid-South From Craigslist To Backpage

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The F.B.I has recently been investigating a human trafficking ring in the Mid-South. Women, men, and children are being sold for sex exploitation and forced labor over the internet.

The internet is the number one place that these slave ads are being posted. The first site to be investigated was Craigslist but once the site learned of the illegal activity the ads were removed. Now the ads are listed on Backpage.com. This website has refused to remove the ads but said they have improved their security and are against an illegal activity.

But this activity is illegal -- these people are being forced into this slavery. They are either fooled into believing that they are being employed legitimately or are beaten and threatened with extreme physical harm and loss of their lives and are afraid to leave the traffickers.



The slave trades are reportedly taking place in places that hit close to home for many of our readers such as the Wolfchase Mall area due to its proximity to the interstate and wealth of the people surrounding that area. Also, allegedly, the Memphis International airport because of all the wealthy business men traveling alone.

The investigation was started by

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Things To Do in Memphis This Halloween Weekend 2017: Events, Parties & More

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Memphis gets really, really, REALLY, busy during holidays especially during Halloween and New Year's Eve. Events start popping up all over the city of Memphis. That can make it difficult sometimes to keep up, let alone decide on what to do.



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RIP: Memphis Iconic Nightclub Owner Robert ‘Hollywood’ Raiford, Dead at 75

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Robert Raiford, owner of the legendary nightclub Raiford's Hollywood Lounge in Downtown Memphis, TN has died at the age of 75 years old.

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Top 10 Reasons To Visit Memphis

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Memphis is referred to as being the Cradle Of American Music and while its musical history is a massive draw for many tourists, there are so many other reasons to visit this historic Tennessee town. Memphis is one of the most affordable places to visit in the States and is home to approximately 650,000 people. The largest city in Tennessee certainly makes for a captivating place to visit. Here are our top 10 reasons as to why you should make Memphis your next holiday hot spot!
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