MediaTakeOut.com has some very disheartening news to report. One of the most prominent Ferguson activists, Charles Wade, was arrested in April and charged with human trafficking and prostitution. Charles is a prominent figure in the Black Lives Matter movement and is credited with co-founding the nonprofit, Operation Help or Hush,
Here's what we know. Police say an undercover officer answered an Backpage.com ad listing for a 23-year-old prostitute. The officer arranged for himself and the prostitute to meet at a Howard Johnson in College Park, Md. When the officer arrived, he discovered that the girl was a 17-year-old who allegedly called Charles Wade her "manager."
Police charged Charles, who is 33, with seven counts of human trafficking.
Charles spoke out about his arrest yesterday. He told the Daily Caller, "Someone that we had just started temporarily housing was involved in activities in the temporary housing we obtained for them outside of my knowledge that caused me to be arrested after they were as the person who booked, signed for, provided ID for, and paid for the room."
Charles then went on Twitter and made the following statement, "I was forced to make this statement before I was ready to because of ongoing efforts by Twitter ‘trolls’ to stop my work and the work of my organization