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“We’re in the 21st century. You think you’d learn from your mistakes in the past,” said driver Andy Crosby.
Olens and other leaders want drivers like these to look for victims and any sign of human traffickers, and they say it’s something they’ll do.
“That gives truckers a bad name, if they’re actually doing that then it gives them a bad name. So that hurts our industry and this is my livelihood so I most definitely want to keep it safe,” said Rush.
“if there’s a little something I can do here and there to help out then that would be something I would want to do,” said McCook.
In 2011, Attorney General Sam Olens joined forces with Senator Renee Unterman and Representative Edward Lindsey during his first legislative session as Attorney General to advocate for a stronger human trafficking law in Georgia. HB 200 went into effect on July 1, 2011, and the punishment now fits the crime. HB 200: