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Posted on 01/04/2013 10:49:28 AM PST by Morgana
FULL TITLE: More than 100 children rescued from clutches of pedophiles in ground-breaking raid across 19 states that saw 245 arrested
More than 100 children have been rescued from the clutches of pedophiles after a massive U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency raid.
The ground-breaking investigation - named 'Operation Sunflower' - was executed America-wide between November 2012 and the first week of December, and resulted in 245 arrests.
A total of 123 sexually exploited children were identified by ICE agents working with Homeland Security Investigations by targeting people who own, trade and produce child pornography.
Of those, 44 victims were rescued from their abusers and another 55 were saved from being exploited by people they knew outside the home. Another 24 victims were identified as adults who were preyed on as children.
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'The sexual abuse of young children, often at the hands of people they trust, is a particular wrong,' said ICE Director John Morton.
'Whenever our investigations reveal the production and distribution of new child pornography online, we will do everything we can to rescue the victim and prosecute the abuser even if it takes us years or around the world to do it. A relentless fight against child exploitation is the only answer.'
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It’s a shame they banned high-capacity scaffolds.
A sad, endlessly repeating story of milk carton kids whose final role is starring in a snuff video and then it's off to a landfill.
Well, we know that it works, Has no repeat users, is energy efficient, and does not require the acquisition of new techknology.
I like it
Since ICE led the investigation, may we presume that all or most of these child rapists are illegal Latino immigrants, brought here to vote for Obama?
Possibly these may not be the sort of immigrants we want?
However, it makes me sad that the government, of late, has lied enough times that when something like this comes out, part of me wonders: is it true? I mean, after all, what better way to demonize someone and have the public spitting on them and throwing vegetables on their way to the gallows than to accuse them of this?
I'm not questioning this story, per se, just saying how sad it is that the government lies enough that I even have to entertain that nagging question.
Think about it: what if you refused to turn in your firearms and Homeland Security raided your home and conveniently "found" child pornography? What better way to ensure nobody would question anything that happened to you after that point?
Anyway, yeah, if true, hang 'em high. I guess I'm just being tin foily. Tyranny has that effect on me.
OK, I have to question something here.
First, let me be crystal clear: I think we should bring back drawing and quartering for such scum.
That said, my question is about jurisdiction. Why on earth are ICE (supposedly tasked with keeping our borders safe, apprehending illegal aliens, etc.....immigration enforcement) and Homeland Security (supposedly tasked with protecting us from terrorism on our soil) involved in busting child porn rings? Interpol, the FBI, state police....I could rattle off a few dozen LE entities that SHOULD be doing this vs. these two organizations.
Call me paranoid....but those who applaud these agencies in this case are not thinking. Where do we draw the lines on their authority and jurisdictions in this country? I don’t like it.
That is my thought on why ICE was involved.
Make them dig their own graves first.
How is one "rescued" from someone who is outside the home?
How exactly were they "rescued" from their abusers inside the home?
Why are there no details on the perpetrators? On the nature of the abuse?
Sorry, I know everyone loves the orgy of hate we get to direct at the bad guys in all these stories... but this one feels like some department had to justify their budget, and thus had a friendly reporter print a fake-but-accurate PR piece. If the 123 victims and 245 perps were all taken in one sting, there must be SOME common details that led the authorities to do this as one big sweep. The gaping hole in the story makes me suspicious.
(What if we read next year that all of the arrestees were conservatives, and no actual abuse occurred? This is EXACTLY how power abusers would go about ruining massive numbers of their opponents.)
/ paranoid conspiracy theories>
if they tried hard, a real deep cover investigation would indict most of Hollyweird and the “nudist” culture in this country
A lot of them were probably Asian and ME immigrants. The Chinese are particularly bad at this and a lot of the ICE raids in NYC (and other big cities) were on houses where the Chinese kept young girls locked up for their “special clients.” African immigrants have also been heavily involved in this.
Latin Americans are sometimes classed as pedophiles because the age of consent in many LatAm countries is very low (14 or 15), simply because this was the tradition worldwide until about the end of the 19th century, and in fact there were US states that had that age until only a few decades ago (look up Jerry Lee Lewis). There are problems in Mexico with gang-run prostitution, but it still seems to be not very extended here.
If ICE raided places, these were clearly houses of prostitution run by immigrants, and the big players in underage prostitution are the Chinese, followed by Caribbean black gangs and Middle Easterners (who often buy a non-ME, usually minority [often filipina] juvenile to use as a slave, including sex for the master).
Over the coming four months, we'll see more and more information about ending human slavery from the End It Movement.