In early 2000, a study showing that there were some where around 100,000 “slaves” in the US at this time was released. About half of these were in the sex trades, and another quarter were domestic servants. It was estimated that the modern slave trade was a 7 billion dollar a year industry, all of it un-taxed, of course. To deal with this issue the US Congress passed, and the President signed the “White Slave Act of 2000″, legalizing and most importantly, allowing for the taxation of this trade. The basic provisions were that a White Slaver must have a federal warrant (also called a slaver’s license) to perform his trade. This had a start up cost of $5,000 and a yearly renewal fee of $1,000 and could only be issued after the person had passed a back ground check, mainly to remove drug dealers. Women could be enslaved via 3 routes
1) Volunteering for enslavement. This required a either a written statement requesting to be converted or a recorded verbal request to be converted. The slaver would be required to pay a $200.00 federal slave tax on this transaction.
2) Commitment by Relative or “Person of Personal Contact”. In this case, a parent, husband, or “person of personal contact” could sell the woman to a slaver. A federal court case had held that a “person of personal contact” was some one that had performed consenting vaginal sex with the subject at least 3 times in the last 30 days. This was widely referred to as the “boy friend enslavement clause”. This lead to more and more young women doing either oral or anal sex with their boyfriends, as a way to avoid the possibility of the “breaking up via a slaver” action from happening. Despite this it was estimated that roughly 7% of all relationships that failed, with women in the 18-23 age bracket, ended with her enslavement. Strip clubs started to offer “enslave your bitch and get free drinks and dances” specials. Even though it was called “boyfriend enslavement” there were many cases of lesbian relationships ending in enslavement, in particular in several North East states and California, where the local laws defined sexual acts some what differently. In those cases, any vaginal penetration, to include with a “strap on” or even with a hand held dildo counted as sex for reasons of this act. Exceptions were made in the cases where a monetary transaction were involved, meaning that prostitutes ‘Johns’ and porn stars couldn’t claim their partners in this context. A later federal appeals court ruling on the “monetary transaction” clause held that any “item of value” would trigger this exemption, which had the effect of ending “Ladies nights” in clubs, because club going girls that wanted to pick up a guy (or get pick up) made sure that he bought her at least one drink before they left. The slaver was required to pay a federal tax of %25 of the sale value of the slave or $150.00, which ever was more.
3) By action of a magistrate. The act allowed that “the several states and lesser jurisdictions” may alter their penal and civil code to allow a judge to enslave a women as punishment for “selected crimes”. In this case they newly enslaved women was to be sold at public auction, with only those person with a federal warrant being allowed to bid. 50% of the sale price was to be passed on the Federal treasury in this case, the other 50% going to the jurisdiction that did the enslaving. This lead to most states and several cities enacting laws that allowed for enslavement on charges as minor speeding tickets, however “Public Drunk” and “Creating an Attractive Nuisance” where the most common, along with the obvious prostitution and drug offenses.
For all practical reasons, a 4th way evolved, based on an expansion of the judicial conversion option, that of being in default on a contract of any sort.
An important point, the act provided for the enslavement of women, and went to a great deal of trouble to define it. Only biological females could be converted.
There were, of course, women and girls that were exempted from becoming slaves.
1) Pregnant women and mothers of male children under 14 or female children under 12 were not allowed to be enslaved.
2) Girls under the local age of consent could not be enslaved. There rapidly evolved ways around this at least for teenagers. Once enslaved in a state or country where they were over the legal age of consent they could be transported to a state or country (assuming having a treaty that mutually recognizing slave status) where they were under the age of consent and stay a slave. Net effect was that the lowest legal age of conversion is 16 in the US and 14 in most of Europe and Asia. In 2014 an exception to the age rule was added, in that judges could convert females under the local age of consent if they could be tried as an adult in their jurisdiction. Many school boards adopted rules based on this ruling with what could only be called unsettling speed.
3) Men that had a reported history of abuse could not enslave their victims. This had the more or less expected side effect of tripling the number of reported cases of domestic abuse. There is an exception here also, in that having a abuse complaint filed against a some one would not stop a conversion via a civil case. The logic here is that the abuser would not profit from the conversion. Even this wasn’t true in the case of contract defaults. You default on a contract and it’s highly likely that one or more of the women in your household are going to end up being the property of the other party in the contract. In rare occasions, this has resulted in the female members of the board of corporations or much more likely female members of board members families, being converted.
4) Sellers could also be required to pass a drug screen, but that was optional and was to be established by the states. Some states, those with strong “war on drugs” laws made it a requirement, others made it a “random” test. After the “pot revolution” of the early teen’s of the 21st century this became less and less likely to be triggered.
Judicial Conversions (and contract conversions by extension) could ignore most of the rules about the classes of women that could not be converted. Being pregnant, having the other party in a civil case (other than divorce) having an abuse complaint filed against them or having under age children might not be a shield against enslavement, depending on which court the case was heard in. As a general rule, “lower” the court, the greater the chance of enslavement. The fact that government entity associated with that court got 50% of the sale value of the slave had a great deal to do with this, most observers noted.
Once a woman was enslaved and the proper fees were paid, she became a “person of limited rights” and could be resold to any one, with a 15% tax on the sales price. However the new owners could not re-sell her, except to a licensed slaver. Basically, any slave transaction required that either the buyer or the seller be a licensed slaver. The term “person of limited rights” was, at best, a misnomer. About the only right left to an enslave woman was that her children were born free. All other rights, be they financial and property rights, civil rights or basic human right had been removed. This means that an owner could, if he or she wanted, torture or kill a slave, with nothing other than his or her code of ethics to stop them. This, of course, meant that a great number of slaves were tortured or killed. A fairly large “Pay Per View” industry arose for torture and snuff shows, and Hollywood, as a whole, embraced the enslavement of actresses. Within a year of passage of the act, over 40% of all screen and TV actresses were enslaved, and by 2004 the number had risen to nearly 70%, with it reaching almost 90% of those under the age of 35. After the initial rush to enslave actresses several major studios started to reverse this trend, at least for their leading ladies. Extras, of course tended to by bought and sold as needed. A slightly unusual trend started to happen around 2010 with “major” porn studios only using “free” actresses, but putting through very degrading, and often painful, sexual acts. Snuff movies, of course, only used slave actresses, at least in theory. There were several where the conversion was in question due to the “stars” being widely know as doing “free actresses porn”. Despite these cases being, in theory, 1st degree murder, enough papers were shown that there was a conversion in place that no charges were filled.
One “positive” aspect of not having most laws apply to the “persons of limited rights” was that neither federal or state drug laws applied to them any more. This one aspect alone accounted for roughly 50% of the voluntary enslavement in the year 2003. With the “pot revolution” this became less and less important.
Voluntary enslavement accounted for about 20% of the enslaved women. Sales by family accounted for another 40%, and “boyfriend enslavement” accounted for 30%, with the remaining 10% being by judicial action. This was the nation wide averages for the year 2003, however in some states judicial action would, at times, account for over 50% of the enslave women. Gulf Coast states during “spring break” being the most obvious and famous, but ski areas during winter breaks also had high rates of judicial enslavement.
Shortly after this bill had passed, of course, the “Mad Cow” scares started. Congress passed the “Alternate Meat Source Inspection Act of 2001″. In it, they directed that the FDA was to draw up the requirements to inspect and grade “Non traditional meat animals”. The act explicitly allowed “person of limited rights” as a “Non traditional meat animal”. With the passage of this act, many custom butcher shops obtained federal slaver warrants, so that they could directly buy “meat slaves” and many other established working relationships with white slavers in their towns or cities to buy unwanted slaves, or to act as “disposal” plants for slaves that had been killed for one reason or an other. Of course all of this was really unneeded, given that slaves could be killed in any way their owner wanted, and that, in fact, slave meat was more likely to have diseases than any non human animal would, but the public appetite, so to speak, for spit roasted teens was not to be denied. A complex grading system soon evolved. It became a point of pride, in select circles, to have a meat grading of “A” or better or to have a wife or daughter with these grading. Having a high grading would effect the slaves price, but the exact amount of this varied over time, as the popularity of watching women being cooked waxed and waned.
Tapes of young coeds being arrested on various “public drunk” or “creating an public disturbance” charges, then taken to special courts where they were enslaved and sold off became some of the best sellers for the various “Girls Gone Wild” companies.
A lawsuit brought against one of the tape companies that alleged that they had set up the girls to be arrested was rejected on the grounds that while that tape company did in fact own the bar in question, had “all you can drink” specials for young women and had called the police to the bar, it was ruled that the young women in question had entered into the bar of their own free will, and that there were warning signs that this was a “public drunk enslavement community” within sight of the bar entrance and with these things taken into account their family had no grounds to sue. In the discovery portion of this lawsuit it was found that not only was the bar that sold the girls the drinks that lead to their being enslaved, the bar that bought them at the public auction were all owned by the same media company. The establishments that bought the slaves used them as wait staff, cage dancers, and sexual favors for customers (in so called “fellatio kiosks”). There were cases where girls would enter a bar, become drunk, be arrested, convicted (based on blood alcohol test evidence), put up for auction and be bought by the same bar they entered as free women, all within a 8 hour time frame. Many of these unfortunate co-eds found that being enslaved by a “bar and grill”, and not making enough “tips” (which were taken from them at the end of each shift) was a way to win a quick trip the spit and being the daily special. After a few years, however, this practice lead to a sharp decline in co-eds coming to some towns during spring and winter breaks, and it became much less common.
In addition to the “bar of enslavement” trick, which only really worked in the towns in the party area, many smaller towns “on the route” adopted “zero tolerance” speed zones. A popular “trick” speed limit for these towns would be 2-3 MPH under the “normal” highway speed limit. The ticketing officer, of course had full control over who got a “warning” and who had to go down town to see “the judge”. Oddly, fat guys in Semi rigs tended to get warnings. A young female driver on the other hand, could pretty much count on seeing the judge.
The “boyfriend enslavement” clause of the act, of course, also got a rather high rate of use during spring and winter breaks, with it being rather common during the early years of the modern white slavery era for a mixed group to head to a party area, run out of cash, and sell one or more of the girls in the group to pay for the rest of the party. This got to be so common in some schools, that “girlfriends” were know as “spring break bank accounts”. The requirement of having had vaginal sex with the intended slave at least 3 times in the last 30 days lead to two things, massive black market sales of various ‘date rape’ drugs, and most co-eds sucking cock pretty much on demand as to avoid the possibility of being sold into slavery by her “boyfriend”. Of course, because all it took was a sworn statement from the seller and a medical exam proving that the intended slave was not a virgin in this case, there can be no doubt that many “break banks” were sold by persons that may or may not have meet the full legal requirement. After a couple of rather high visibility court cases, leading to a higher standard of proof (normally taken to mean either photographs or video of the sex acts, or notarized statement from the women in question) this practice died off by 2009 or so. A major exception to this is southern Florida. In a rather unusual case, a Florida court ruled that it could be assumed that an out of state coed during a school break could be assumed to have sex, so that a request for conversion was not required to have the same standard as applied in other cases. Much to most people’s surprise, this ruling did not stop south Florida from being a spring break destination. The exact reason for this is still under study. Most people that think about it assume that those coeds coming down for break are in fact voluntary slaves, but want to have a bit of chance about it.