Human trafficking is a serious problem throughout the world. Stories appear in the news reporting on people being kidnapped off the street, thrown into the back of unmarked vans and sold around the world as sex slaves. Together, we can stand and fight to protect human rights.
People generally only get concerned over these atrocities when they are directly affected, but instead of waiting to be a victim and standing alone against a problem, why not preemptively acknowledge the issue and band together to stop it? We can prevent human trafficking through exposure. Awareness is the greatest threat to kidnapping and selling people into slavery. When everyone knows what’s happening, there is no hiding this underground circuit of degradation. In most current societies which house an educated population, people do not allow for these crimes to occur without acknowledgment.
Every roadway needs to be under video surveillance. This isn’t an example of big brother taking rights way. When a corporation monopolizes the media and brainwashes Americans, that’s a scenario where big brother is taking rights way. Putting cameras along every highway and road is easily accomplishable and needs to occur to increase safety.
People scream over the topic of video surveillance because it sounds invasive. It’s not spying by filming the road and highway. Driving is not a private activity, it’s a public action which requires you to be in public, with other peoples life in your hands, there is nothing private about driving, nor should there be. Unless you are doing something illegal in your car, what’s the problem with video surveillance on America’s roadways, which will make driving safer? If an accident occurs, the tapes can be consulted for fair legal action.
If someone is kidnapped off the street, we can rewind and catch the culprit. Video surveillance is not for the purpose of a computer to watch everyone’s activities, blow a whistle and wait for an arrest. It’s there so if someone is killed, kidnapped, or even just rear ended, justice will be served. If the reader were to be involved in an accident or a violent situation, you would want the peace of mind knowing that it is being filmed. The people who are against this must be involved with hit and runs and vehicular homicides while fleeing the scene of the accident, because if not, how can anyone debate against putting up video surveillance on our roadways. People want to be victims of someone else’s road rage? I don’t think so. Ask the mother who had her child abducted off the street and sold away in the sex slave industry if she would rather have that footage of the assailant, his vehicle and exactly where they were driving so law enforcement could await for their arrival.
Speaking from the perspective of someone who drives every day to work, I want cameras on the roads, I don’t want kidnapping to occur or to be the victim of road rage. Anyone against this concept either doesn’t drive on America’s road and highways, has never heard of sex trafficking, doesn’t think road rage is a problem, or is doing something highly illegal in their car and doesn’t want to be seen.
Texting and driving wouldn’t occur, because whenever it does happen, that person will receive a fine for being spotted texting on camera, on the road, with people’s lives at stake. Take a look at the numbers of deaths by car accident and people kidnapped last year, then think about the benefits of video surveillance. You can’t visit London, walk the streets and not be caught on film. America wouldn’t be the first to enact this revolutionizing mentality to improve safety within society.
The existence of human trafficking will disappear by increasing exposure to the problem. When people are educated towards this issue, the likelihood of responding to a foreign job posting without official confirmation or being kidnapped while jogging down the road decreases because everyone knows what to look for. If the media refuses to give trafficking the attention it requires, preventing sex slavery from existing, then societies across the world need to take action and increase public outrage to uncover the offenders and bring them to justice. A globally united front against the degradation of human rights will create change, but only if people are mad enough to take action and physically prevent human trafficking from existing.