In an interview with FoxNews’s Shannon Bream on Friday night, New Jersey Congressman Chris Smith called for the Russian officials who have been indicted for meddling in American elections to be red noticed by Interpol. A red notice is a request by the Justice Department to the international law enforcement agency to locate and arrest an individual for the purpose of extradition.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Chris Smith, Congress, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Russia, Russian Federation | Tags: Congressman Chris Smith, FoxNews, hacking, Human Trafficking, Interpol, Monmouth County News, President Donald Trump, Pyotr Tolstoi, Red Notice, Russian Duma, Russian election meddling, Shannon Bream, Vladimir Putin | 5 Comments »
The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe Parliamentary Assembly (OSCEPA), an assembly of over 300 lawmakers from 57 countries in Europe and North American adopted “Implementing Trafficking-Free Communities,” a comprehensive resolution to combat human trafficking sponsored by Congressman Chris Smith, during their 27th annual session yesterday in Berlin.
Based upon best practices developed in the United States under Smith’s Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, the resolution encourages governments to implement multiple best practices simultaneously to significantly reduce trafficking in a community over the course of a year.admin | Filed under: Chris Smith, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: CD-4, Chris Smtih, Congressman Chris Smith, Human Trafficking, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, NJ 4, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, OSCE Parliamentary Assembly | 1 Comment »
Congressman Chris Smith (R,NJ-4) is leading a congressional delegation in a bilateral meeting with Russian lawmakers, including Pyotr Tolstoi, the Deputy Chairman of the Russian State Duma (parliament) during a four day conference which starts on Saturday, July 7, in Berlin.
The meeting is part of the 27th Annual Session of the OSCE (Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe) Parliamentary Assembly.
The bilateral meeting with Russian lawmakers comes nine days before President Donald J. Trump is set to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Chris Smith, Congress, Donald Trump, Human Rights, Human Trafficking | Tags: anti-semitism, Berlin, Congressman Chris Smith, Human Trafficking, NJ 4, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, President Donald Trump, Pyotr Tolstoi, Russian State Duma, Vladimir Putin | Comments Off on Congressman Smith To Lead Dialogue With Russian Lawmakers
Allison Mack of the TV series “Smallville,” and former Middletown Police Officer James Keenan are facing justice for their alleged human trafficking crimes thanks to a law conceived, championed and passed into law through the leadership and tenacity of Congressman Chris Smith.
Smith’s landmark Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (PL 106-386) is the law being enforced in the recent high-profile indictment of a trafficking ring in New York that involved Mack and the indictment of Keenan on child sex trafficking charges.
“This law, the TVPA, sends a message to traffickers of the gravity of their offense,” Rep. Smith, co-chair of the Congressional Human Trafficking Caucus, stated.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Chris Smith, Congress, Human Trafficking, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: Allison Mack, Child Sex Trafficking, Congressman Chris Smith, Frederick Douglas Trafficking Victims Prevention and Protection Reauthorization Act, Human Trafficking, James Keenan, Middletown Police Department, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Sex trafficking, Smalleville, Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, TVPA | 1 Comment »
In case you missed it from mainstream media sources, President Donald J. Trump called on the country to combat slavery and human trafficking last week with his declaration that January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Donald Trump, Human Trafficking, News, Sex Crimes | Tags: Blue Campaign, Child Sex Trafficking, DHS Blue Campaign, Human Trafficking, National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, President Donald Trump, Slavery, United States of America | 1 Comment »
WASHINGTON — Rep. Chris Smith’s legislation to fight human trafficking was one of three bills on the subject passed Wednesday by the U.S. House. Smith’s bill would earmark $568 million over four years training hotel and airline employees on how to recognize when someone traveling is being held against their will to be used as a… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: July 14th, 2017 | Author: admin | Filed under: Chris Smith, Human Trafficking, Monmouth County News | Tags: Congressman Chris Smith, Human Trafficking, Monmouth County News, President Donald Trump | 3 Comments »
WASHINGTON — Legislation sponsored by a New Jersey GOP congressman to protect minorities in the Middle East from attacks by the Islamic State passed the U.S. House by voice vote Tuesday. The Iraq and Syria Relief and Accountability Act was sponsored by Rep. Chris Smith (R-4th Dist.) in response to mass killings of minorities, including Christians… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: June 8th, 2017 | Author: admin | Filed under: Chris Smith, Congress, Human Trafficking, ISIS, Monmouth County News | Tags: Congress, Congressman Chris Smith, Human Trafficking, Iraq and Syria Relief and Accountability Act, ISIS, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | 3 Comments »
NEWARK — More than two dozens pimps and prostitutes were arrested in New Jersey as part of an international sweep led by the FBI to crackdown on human trafficking, authorities said. In addition to the 29 arrests, a 17-year-old in New Jersey was rescued in what authorities called “Operation Cross Country X.” The FBI’s Philadelphia division… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: October 21st, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: Human Trafficking, New Jersey, News | Tags: FBI, Human Trafficking, New Jersey | Comments Off on 29 pimps, prostitutes in N.J. arrested in FBI child sex trafficking bust
By Congressman Chris Smith
Eight years after I first introduced a bill to protect children in the U.S. and around the world from convicted pedophiles who travel in secret to or from the United States—currently below the radar of law enforcement officials—it is now on the verge of becoming law.
The House today passed, and sent to the President, my International Megan’s Law to Prevent Demand for Child Sex Trafficking (HR 515)—named for Megan Kanka, a seven-year-old from Hamilton, N.J. in our congressional district who was sexually assaulted and killed in 1994. Megan’s assailant was a convicted, repeat sex offender living across the street, unbeknownst to residents in the neighborhood. Due to public outcry in response to the tragedy and to hard work by Megan’s loving parents, Richard and Maureen Kanka, the New Jersey State Legislature passed the original Megan’s Law (NJSA 2C: 7-1 through 7-II) in 1994 to require public notification of convicted sex offenders living in the community.admin | Filed under: Chris Smith, Human Trafficking, Monmouth County News | Tags: Child Sex Trafficking, Congressman Chris Smith, Human Trafficking, International Megan's Law, Megan Kanka, Megan's Law | 2 Comments »
The undercover operation was conducted by the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office, the FBI, the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and the Hazlet and Wall Township Police Departments.
Twelve females were charged with solicitation of prostitution and seven people were charged with promotion of prostitution. Additional charges included possession of Controlled Dangerous Substances, possession with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a school zone and possession of a weapon. A total of $5,000 was confiscated.admin | Filed under: Crime, Human Trafficking, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Prosecutor, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office | Tags: Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni, Crime, FBI, FBI Special Agent in Charge Richard M. Frankel, Human Trafficking, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office, Prostitution sting, Richard M. Frankel, Sheriff Shaun Golden | Comments Off on 19 Arrested in Monmouth Prostitution Sting