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King County giving Uber, Lyft, taxi drivers sex trafficking awareness training

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KimM
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 Posted 2 months, 3 weeks ago

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This really should be mandatory training for all drivers. This stuff is way more prevalent than we all know.


https://www.kiro7.com/news/local/king-county-giving-uber-lyft-taxi-drivers-sex-trafficking-awareness-training/985237495

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    momof4
    8115 Rider Driver
     2 months ago

    Would be nice. Uber has paired up with some agencies and there is some info in the app what to look for. You can also click on the sites and get some info. I have sent feedback to Uber but as we all know they probably dont read it. 

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      KimM
      OP 5
       2 months ago

      Thanks for the info! I recently read that over a million kids are trafficked each year, that is just unreal.

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    RedANT
    1072 Rider Driver
     2 months ago

    We're RIDESHARE DRIVERS, not the police or social workers.

    These people eat.  Are you going to train grocery store clerks and fast food workers?  Where does one draw the line?

    Step One is to provide "training." 

    Step two will be to hold drivers responsible if we fail to spot and/or report suspected persons.

    NO THANKS



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      KimM
      OP 5
       2 months ago

      This is so ridiculous, you would never be held accountable. This is about doing your part to make this world a better place. Yes, we should train fast food personnel as well. That would be great, the more people who know what to look for the better. I'm surprised you would be against helping kids get out of terribly dangerous situations.

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        RedANT
        1072 Rider Driver
         2 months ago  (edited 2 months ago)

        Again.  I'm a RIDESHARE DRIVER.  It's not my place to make judgement calls and report to the police people I don't know based on suspicion.  That's NOT my job.  

        Your Utopian society may involve calling police and making anonymous about your neighbors, but in mine, that's infringing on the privacy of others.  If I see someone in a compromising situation I'll help if possible, but don't you dare REQUIRE me to participate in your politically correct witch hunt for the sake of "saving" people whose situation I don't personally know.  

        Want to know what kind of society this creates?  It creates a society where neighbors don't trust neighbors.  Where people live in fear of being wrongly accused.  Where people are unjustly accused of things without being afforded an opportunity to present their side. 

        Back in the 80's someone once made an "anonymous" call about a mother neglecting he...

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        Again.  I'm a RIDESHARE DRIVER.  It's not my place to make judgement calls and report to the police people I don't know based on suspicion.  That's NOT my job.  

        Your Utopian society may involve calling police and making anonymous about your neighbors, but in mine, that's infringing on the privacy of others.  If I see someone in a compromising situation I'll help if possible, but don't you dare REQUIRE me to participate in your politically correct witch hunt for the sake of "saving" people whose situation I don't personally know.  

        Want to know what kind of society this creates?  It creates a society where neighbors don't trust neighbors.  Where people live in fear of being wrongly accused.  Where people are unjustly accused of things without being afforded an opportunity to present their side. 

        Back in the 80's someone once made an "anonymous" call about a mother neglecting her kids.  Social services harassed her.  Neighbors stared through the cracks in their blinds at the obvious "bad" mother.  Guess what... I'm a damn good mom, and that call damn near cost me my career and ability to actually support my kids.  That's what happens when you leave "law enforcement" to unqualified people in the community.  

        Leave law enforcement to the appropriate people, not the average clueless American.

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    lilly
    1014 Rider Guru
     2 months ago

    Really this should be implemented for all transportation personnel. Trains, planes, boats, etc. So so important to be aware!