An 86-year-old woman’s adult son moves back in with his mother after a divorce. Unemployed with an alcohol and drug addiction, he starts using his mother’s ATM card at the corner liquor store to withdraw cash to pay off his heroin dealer. When the mother confronts her son about the missing money, he tells her she must be “losing it” and threatens to put her in a nursing home if she ever mentions this to anyone.
By Dave Malone On June 6-8, Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen hosted the 2012 Attorney General's Summit on Public Safety in Wisconsin Dells, WI, concentrating on the issue of human trafficking. The presentations made at the summit served as a loud “wake-up call” to most of the law enforcement personnel in attendance. As a police officer, what is your level of understanding about human trafficking? Ask yourself if you have accepted some of the following myths.