Posted on · The Houston Matters panel of non-experts weighs in on stories from the week’s news and decides if they’re good, bad, or ugly.
Posted on · The Houston Police Department last week began putting up nightly barricades on a stretch of Bissonnet Street in Southwest Houston that is known to be a hub for prostitution and human trafficking.
Posted on · Brian Harris, a former Houston Police Department detective who was working at the Harris County Precinct 5 Constable's Office, was among 14 people arrested and charged with solicitation of prostitution.
Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: A radical approach to ending prostitution along Bissonnet Street, reflecting on some bizarre news from Houston's past, and Yoonshin Song, the new concertmaster for the Houston Symphony.
Posted on · The ordinance allows the proposed business to sell “anthropomorphic devices” for sex, but it bans sexual contact with the machines on the premises.
Posted on · The Police Department wants to raise public awareness
Posted on · Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan wants to create the ‘Bissonnet Anti-Prostitution Zone’
Posted on · Almost half of them are located in Houston, according to research from the group Polaris
Posted on · The U.S. Department of Justice has awarded Vince Ryan’s office a $105,000 grant to work on cases that involve shutting down illegal establishments like massage parlors
Posted on · Research by the organization Children At Risk indicates there are more than 200 massage parlors that are suspect of engaging in human trafficking and prostitution.
Posted on · This Sunday the National Council of Jewish Women, in partnership with Beth Israel Synagogue, will discuss human trafficking. Among the speakers is Kathryn Griffin, a former prostitute herself, and founder of We’ve Been There, Done That, a program she designed to help prevent sex workers and drug addicts from returning to lives of crime. Griffin […]
Posted on · Prostitution is an ongoing problem in Houston. Law enforcement knows it. Recently, HPD arrested 20 prostitutes. But to really make inroads into addressing sex trafficking and exploitation, law enforcement is refocusing efforts away from prostitutes, and towards their buyers. We discuss prostitution in Houston — and what’s being done to address it — with three […]
Posted on · On this edition of Houston Matters, conversations about neuroscience: First, we talk with Houston-based neuroscientist Dr. David Eagleman, the host of a new PBS series called The Brain. The first of six hour-long episodes premieres tonight (10/14) at 9 on TV 8. Eagleman directs the Laboratory for Perception and Action at Baylor College of Medicine. […]
Posted on · Human trafficking is a type of modern day slavery. It can take on many forms, including labor trafficking. But one of the most common and prevalent forms in the U.S. is sex trafficking of domestic victims. Texas is a hub for human trafficking, andÂ Houston in particular is a hub for all types of the […]