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Uber drivers team up to stop trafficking

Credit: WPTV News | West Palm Beach
Published on January 25, 2020 - Duration: 02:22s

Uber drivers team up to stop trafficking

Experts say Florida is one of the leading states in the country when it comes to human trafficking.

And with the Super Bowl around the corner, they expect the illegal practice to pick up.

Uber and the International Rescue Committee teamed up to teach drivers how to recognize sex trafficking and report it.

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Uber drivers team up to stop trafficking

ALL NEW AT 11 TONIGHT:EXPERTS SAY, FLORIDA IS ONE OFTHE LEADING STATES IN THECOUNTRY WHEN IT COMES TO HUMANTRAFFICKING.

AND WITH THESUPER BOWL AROUND THE CORNERTHEY EXPECT THE ILLEGALPRACTICE TO PICK UP EVEN MORE.THATINTERNATIONAL RESCUE COMMITTEETEAMED UP TO TEACH DRIVERS HOWTO RECOGNIZE HUMAN TRAFFICKINGAND REPORT IT.REPORTER TODD WILSON IS LIVETO EXPLAIN.

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.THE EXPERTS MADE IT CLEARTHEY'RE NOT GOING TO STOP SEXTRAFFICKING BUT WITH MOREPEOPLE PAYING ATTENTION TOSIGNS THEY MAY SAVE SOMEONLIFE DURING THE SUPER BOWL.<< (SOT 17:01:34) .

4 SEC I'MA NIGHT PERSON SO I OFTEN WORKFROM 2PM TO 2AM.

NATS: (VO)DAN BARNETT WORKS PART TIMEFOR UBER.

HE SAYS, HE MEETSALL KINDS OF PEOPLE IN HISTRAVELS.

(SOT 17:02:01) 6 SECI HAVE INCREDIBLECONVERSATIONS, SOME VERY FUNNYCONVERSATIONS AND DEEP HEARTTO HEART CONVERSATIONS.

NATS:(VO) BARNETT PLANS TO WORK FORUBER DURING THE SUPER BOWL.NATS: (VO) FRIDAY AFTERNOONBARNETT ATTENDED ANINFORMATION SESSION HELD BYUBER AND THE INTERNATIONALRESCUE COMMITTEE ON HOW TOSPOT HUMAN TRAFFICKING DURINGTHE SUPER BOWL.

CARIDAD MASBALCHELOR SAYS, THE SUNSHINESTATE RANKS THIRD IN THENATION FOR HUMAN TRAFFICKING.(SOT 11:41:41) 12 SEC WE'RELOCATED VERY CLOSE TO THECARIBBEAN, WE HAVE TWOINTERNATIONAL AIRPORTS, WEHAVE A PORT IN MIAMI AND WEHAVE A LOT OF ACTIVITIES INOUR COMMUNITY THAT BRING IN ALOT OF TOURISM.

NATS: (VO) SHESAYS, DRIVERS NEED TORECOGNIZE THE TYPES OFTRAFFICKING LIKE SEX AND LABORTO KNOWING NOT EVERY VICTIMLOOKS THE SAME AND NOT EVERYTRAFFICKER LOOKS THE SAME.(SOT11:42:35) 9 SEC WE DO THATBECAUSE IF WE GIVE A SETDESCRIPTION THEN THAT'S WHATTHEY'RE LOOKING FOR.

WE'REDOING A DISSERVICE TO OURCOMMUNITY IF CREATE AFRAMEWORK OF WHAT THEY SHOULDBE LOOKING FOR.

NATS: (VO)BACK ON THE STREETS OF LAKEWORTH BEACH BARNETT SAYS, HEFEELS HE'S IN A BETTERPOSITION TO HELP SOMEONE INNEED.

(SOT 17:03:24) 6 SEC IWAS HOPING TO LEARN THINGSTHAT WOULD HELP ME DO THAT .

..LEARN HOW TO APPROACH APERSON WHO'S BEING TRAFFICKENATS: (VO) THERE WAS ONEQUESTION I HAD TO ASK.

(SOT17:06:33) 08 TODD: WHY CARE SOMUCH ABOUT WHAT HAPPENS TOOTHERS?

BARNETT: BECAUSE IT'STHE SECRET TO HAPPINESS.

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