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Are gay people more likely to take illegal drugs? That was the finding of this two-year study conducted by the LGF (lesbian and gay foundation).
[The study] sampled more than 4,000 people over two years.
More than a third of gay, lesbian and bisexual people took at least one illegal drug in the last month, according to the study – the largest of its kind to date.
Modern slavery doesn’t stop at sweat shops and sex-slavery; in fact, this man had his own group of grown men that acted as his ‘serfs.’
They tended to be recruited at shelters for the homeless or on the streets and were often given promises of housing, food and payment.
Prosecutors allege William Connors, 52, his wife Mary, 48, their sons John, 29, and James, 20, and their son-in-law Miles Connors, 23, were the ‘bosses’ who ran the enterprise.
The defendants all deny charges of conspiracy to hold another person in servitude and conspiracy to require a person to carry out forced or compulsory labour.
Drugs can be a problem, especially in the lower tax brackets and it’s even worse in when kids are in the mix, but how do you challenge that without challenging rights? Exactly, the U.S. solution to everything: money.
The group, Project Prevention, hangs stark ads in clinics and homeless shelters to reel in drug users. The posters feature hard-hitting taglines such as, “Don’t let a pregnancy ruin your drug habit,” and “She has her daddy’s eyes … and her mommy’s heroin addiction.”
Barbara Harris, founder of the program, insists she is only trying to help prevent unwanted pregnancies, which often lead to children being fed into an overwhelmed foster care system, and that she’s not forcing anyone to get sterilized.