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I have seen some UBER info encouraging drivers to "Be aware" and "Make a difference". I abhor ALL human abuse (even UBER's discouragement of tipping); however, I do not know if I have the sophistication to detect a trafficker who enters my car. I have had several suspicions; e.g., a pimp and his "precious cargo"; but, to me it seemed she was a very willing participant. Why would I call 911 and what would be the reaction of the 911 operator?

I also was suspicious a few weeks ago when an upper middle aged male entered my car with a very young looking Asian female. He was very talkative and I learned he was in his mid-50s. She was absolutely quiet and seemed to be very passive. I took them from South Tampa to Ybor. I waited and watched. They entered a nightclub. I am sure it was a club, not a restaurant; so, I assume she was of age or had a good ID.

I had female rider, a while back, who clearly had no idea where she was going. From the male name on the ride request and the tone of her phone conversation with someone, it appeared she was heading to a hook-up; but, is that trafficking?

How do we help end human trafficking?
 

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How do we help end human trafficking?
Good question. The obvious and moral answer is to not engage in activities that would lead to human trafficing.
I would venture to guess, you don't.
As Uber drivers, I suppose we just need to keep an eye open. Like the TSA ad says, "If you see something, say something."
But at heart, we're not snitches, and as we know, people come in all sizes, colors, attitudes and circumstances.
I'd be hard pressed to call the police if I'm not 100% sure of why I'm calling...
 

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Honestly who gives a damn? Its not our responsibility.
Even though it's not our responsibility, I agree with the TSA notion of, "If you see something, say something." You may be able to save a life and end someone's misery of being a part of that business. Would you report a suspicious person that may be a terrorist? Even though we disagree with UBER's practices, we should be aware and look for what they are suggesting since they are paying us weekly.
 

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All of this falls under, "Not my job". I am not a police officer. I've driven people to their dealers, escorts to their johns, and probably a bunch of other people doing "illegal" activity. They respect me, I respect them, simple as that. What they're up to outside of my car is none of my business.
 

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This is the shittiest response I could ever imagine. I'm not out to police the world, but I hope you have NOBODY that you care about who, put in this position would be lucky enough to have someone like YOU give that response.
Spare me your indignation. This world is already in hell and human trafficking is a minute problem.
 

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Spare me your indignation. This world is already in hell and human trafficking is a minute problem.
Don't worry about the indignation. I'm just hoping that when something ****ed up happens to you, someone else steps over your beaten body saying, "Not my problem." I want that for you because you seem like a nice enough guy to deserve it.
 

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lol not going to happen.
Mr. Shine,
ANYBODY can become a victim. Believe me! YOU are even more vulnerable because you don't seem to realize the potential. It could be something as simple as an evil rider alleging you slammed a car door on her fingers or cut her hand on broken glass in your back seat. Lies can be powerful and abusive. Yes, it can happen!
 

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Mr. Shine,
ANYBODY can become a victim. Believe me! YOU are even more vulnerable because you don't seem to realize the potential. It could be something as simple as an evil rider alleging you slammed a car door on her fingers or cut her hand on broken glass in your back seat. Lies can be powerful and abusive. Yes, it can happen!
Jeez louise.....
Dont he givin dem pax ANY ideas...dey may be readin dis blog....
Rakos
 

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I wouldn't no a victim of human trafficking unless they came right out and said it. I pick up all kinds of weirdos at odd hours of the night and day. My problem is if I acuse someone of that what kind of legal problems could I incur if I'm wrong.
 

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I just don't give a hoot. It's just Uber managements way to let us drivers know that they care. Puh-lease. I really am sick of these corporate morons thinking people are that friggin stupid. I only drive for the $$$, buzz off Uber otherwise.
 

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Sounds risky to me, they have our plate number and name. I won't be turning in anyone....
 
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