In the Booth with Ruth – Ruthie ‘Angel’ Jones Patton, Anti-Human Trafficking Activist

“I feel that mainstream media refuses to address the problem because it’s so horrific that people would change the channel or not buy their papers, magazines etc. rather than see a reality they can’t deal with and I think that needs to change… No man, woman, or child should be forced into any type of slavery. Man should not own man.”

Ruth Jacobs

Ruthie Jones Patton

How did you become involved in the movement against human trafficking? 

I became involved in the fight against human trafficking via Facebook. I belonged to several child abuse support groups as well as BAAK (Bikers Against Abusing Kids). I had just come out about my own history as an abused child and in discussing my situation on these sites, I started to notice articles about human trafficking. I was stunned to learn about the relationship between human and drug trafficking as well as illegal arms dealing and poaching. I started asking questions within the groups and it’s then that I came in contact with Yvonne, Lynn and Michele who gave me some websites to look into that better explained it all as a whole. One thing led to another and I found myself overwhelmed at just how serious and worldwide the problem is, which is up to and including…

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