Nashville, TN (PRWEB) October 30, 2013
Bishop Outreach Ministries became a partner with Trafficking In America Task Force (TIATF) in the spring of 2013 when he was appointed to head up the non-profit organizations rescue program. "I can still remember my heart beating fast when I spoke with Bishop for the first time in May of this year. The missing piece of the anti-human trafficking puzzle was found," Yvonne Williams, President of TIATF states. "To date, we have not heard of anyone addressing this vital aspect of education that can be the greatest deterrent for our youth. Gangs in America work overtime to enslave them in their gangs, especially the vulnerable that want and need a family," said Williams.
On November 5th, Elevate Entertainment will release the book that every parent, child and educator should read. Both Sides of the Fence: The Inside Truth about Organized Crime, is easily one of the year’s most shocking releases, but don’t let the parental advisory fool you. This is a book that can save the life of someone you love.
Both Sides of the Fence is the true story of a man known only as Bishop to protect his identity, who lived a double life as a deep undercover agent in an outlaw motorcycle gang. Rising to a chapter boss in less than a year, "Bishop" initially went undercover to ferret out bad cops. Instead, he discovered a highly structured criminal organization whose members engage in violent crime, weapons trafficking, international drug trafficking and widespread prostitution. This real-life Sons of Anarchy story will take you on the emotional roller-coaster ride of a family man and devoted husband who covertly worked to bring down some of his "brothers."
“During the course of the case we experienced first-hand the connection that gangs and the cartels have with human trafficking,” says Bishop. “My wife and I know that we went through the storm because we have been called to expose this dirty secret in the United States.”
Refusing to enter a federal protection program, Bishop now spends his days risking his own life to help educate audiences and expose the connection between gangs and human trafficking in the United States. He lives anonymously, moves frequently, and wears a trademark custom white mask when telling his story to further conceal his identity – even to those that he works with.
Human trafficking has become an epidemic in the United States and traffickers are targeting our children and family members in our neighborhoods, schools, malls and public events. According to the gang threat assessment from the Department of Justice, there are over one million members in 20,000 gangs operating in the 50 United States. 80% of all violent crime is gang related, with gangs playing a major role in the supply of trafficked victims. The sale of a victim is more profitable then guns or drugs due to the fact that people can be sold over and over and drugs and guns are a one-time exchange. Less than one percent of victims are ever identified, and 83% of those are U.S. citizens.
"Victims of human trafficking have a life span of seven years," explains Bishop. "With less than one percent of victims being rescued, they are more likely to escape trafficking by death than by escape. One reason why rescue is so rare is because once a girl is trafficked she becomes both a hidden and a moving target for anyone seeking to rescue her."
Today, Bishop is on a mission to educate, prevent and intervene, using his expertise to educate people on how to see the warning signs and protect your loved ones. Bishop and his partners provide a gang curriculum for parents, high-risk youth, teachers and church groups, teaching life skills and gang, violence and drug prevention. He also aids in human trafficking rescue efforts worldwide.
For immediate assistance regarding a rescue situation, call Trafficking In America Task Force 24/7 toll free 1-888-225-0498.
For more information, visit http://www.traffickinginamericataskforce.org/Bishop.htm.