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More than 100 children rescued from clutches of pedophiles in... raid...
mailonline ^ | 1.4.2013 | Helen Pow

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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1 posted on 01/04/2013 10:49:40 AM PST by Morgana
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To: Morgana
It is high time to reactivate this contraption and give it a workout:
Gallows at Ft. Smith

2 posted on 01/04/2013 10:55:47 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Vigilanteman

It’s a shame they banned high-capacity scaffolds.


3 posted on 01/04/2013 11:02:18 AM PST by Max in Utah (A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within.)
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To: Morgana
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.

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.

4 posted on 01/04/2013 11:03:15 AM PST by fso301
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To: Vigilanteman

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


5 posted on 01/04/2013 11:09:49 AM PST by dirtymac (Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country.)
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To: Morgana

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?


6 posted on 01/04/2013 11:15:27 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Morgana
I'm not in any way doubting that child pornography exists, that it is perverse and disgusting and infinitely harmful to the children involved, nor that it should be dealt with by public hanging.

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.

7 posted on 01/04/2013 11:16:52 AM PST by 101stAirborneVet
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To: Morgana

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.


8 posted on 01/04/2013 11:17:48 AM PST by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: Cicero
Since ICE led the investigation, may we presume that all or most of these child rapists are illegal Latino immigrants

That is my thought on why ICE was involved.

9 posted on 01/04/2013 11:24:11 AM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: Vigilanteman; Max in Utah

Make them dig their own graves first.


10 posted on 01/04/2013 11:27:36 AM PST by bigheadfred
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To: Morgana
Maybe it's the steady stream of stories with wild inaccuracies that some from the MSM, but the lack of actual details (other than numbers) is raising a red flag for me here.

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>

11 posted on 01/04/2013 11:28:50 AM PST by Teacher317 ('Tis time to fear when tyrants seem to kiss.)
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To: Morgana

if they tried hard, a real deep cover investigation would indict most of Hollyweird and the “nudist” culture in this country


12 posted on 01/04/2013 11:33:11 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Cicero; The Cajun

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).


13 posted on 01/04/2013 11:36:38 AM PST by livius
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To: Morgana
There are currently 27,000,000 (plus or minus) people in slavery around the world, many of those in sexual slavery. At no point in history have there ever been more.

Over the coming four months, we'll see more and more information about ending human slavery from the End It Movement.

14 posted on 01/04/2013 12:11:50 PM PST by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: Morgana
There are currently 27,000,000 (plus or minus) people in slavery around the world, many of those in sexual slavery. At no point in history have there ever been more.

Over the coming four months, we'll see more and more information about ending human slavery from the End It Movement.

15 posted on 01/04/2013 12:11:56 PM PST by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: Morgana

Meanwhile:

An article this morning in the Guardian by feature writer Jon Henley addresses misconceptions about pedophiles, quoting one “expert” who believes that: “It is the quality of the relationship that matters”.

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/damianthompson/100196502/guardian-paedophiles-are-ordinary-members-of-society-who-need-moral-support/


16 posted on 01/04/2013 12:12:36 PM PST by massmike (At least no one is wearing a "Ron Paul - 2016" tee shirt........yet!)
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To: Cicero

Absolutely, we may not. If you thought that, you have never paid attention to the behavior of the Russian mafia.

Nor have you paid any attentian at all to the Haitians.


17 posted on 01/04/2013 12:14:50 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Scoutmaster
And the significant majority of them are in muslim countries... There are currently 27,000,000 (plus or minus) people in slavery around the world, many of those in sexual slavery. At no point in history have there ever been more.
18 posted on 01/04/2013 12:17:44 PM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: Scoutmaster

>At no point in history have there ever been more.<

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At no point in history has the world population been higher than it is today.


19 posted on 01/04/2013 12:19:26 PM PST by 353FMG
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To: Teacher317

The story asserted that the investigation arose from seized child pornography. You are stating that the evidence of pictures isn’t enough or doesn’t count if you don’t get to see the pictures of kids getting screwed by adults?

The press should get ahold of those and satisfy you?

Really?

You aren’t “Paranoid”.

You are “Perverted”.


20 posted on 01/04/2013 12:22:04 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: 2banana
And the significant majority of them are in muslim countries.

Is there slavery in Muslim countries? Yes.

What is the basis for you saying the majority of slavery is in Muslim countries? I've never seen any data on slavery to support that statement.

21 posted on 01/04/2013 12:24:34 PM PST by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: livius; MrEdd

OK, thanks. I was just guessing, since as usual the reporter left out some of the basic details that used to be reported, before it became politically incorrect to discuss almost anything.


22 posted on 01/04/2013 12:26:33 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: 101stAirborneVet
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.

I agree and sadly I thought the same when I was reading the article. The rabbit hole has become bottomless under this regime.
23 posted on 01/04/2013 12:29:03 PM PST by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: Scoutmaster

Look up any UN report and you’ll see it. The UN may not act upon it, but it is well known that the only countries where slavery is legal are Muslim countries.

One of the interesting things is that the new Egyptian constitution (unlike the old one) did not ban slavery.


24 posted on 01/04/2013 12:32:03 PM PST by livius
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To: Scoutmaster
Because it is still LEGAL in many of them and ignored in the rest of them. It is what the koran teaches as holy and good. And it was the life "mad mo" lived.

What is the basis for you saying the majority of slavery is in Muslim countries? I've never seen any data on slavery to support that statement.

25 posted on 01/04/2013 12:34:26 PM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: 101stAirborneVet

It will all come out on judgement day.


26 posted on 01/04/2013 12:35:47 PM PST by Morgana (Happy New Year)
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To: massmike

thank you..


27 posted on 01/04/2013 12:37:28 PM PST by Morgana (Happy New Year)
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To: MrEdd
The story asserted that the investigation arose from seized child pornography.

Which could readily if not easily be planted during the search in your home or mine, or on our computers by hackers.

28 posted on 01/04/2013 12:38:29 PM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Morgana

Anyone can be arrested for child pornography if they cross the wrong people, and this includes our own government.

The first thing seized in any raid is computers and hard drives. Wonder how many are sealed till the contents are examined only in the presence of defense counsel? The answer is none, of course.


29 posted on 01/04/2013 12:39:54 PM PST by wrench
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To: 353FMG
At no point in history has the world population been higher than it is today.

That likely has less to do with the number of slaves in the world today than does the fact that trade has become global.

30 posted on 01/04/2013 12:40:46 PM PST by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: Cicero

They never tell you the details. Is it a Caribbean or Mexican gang stable, is it a room full of drugged Chinese teenagers being rented over a Chinese restaurant (which we had here in Florida) or is it commercial infant porn produced by Germans using children captured in the US?

If it was an ICE raid, I’d say it was a big commercial foreign operation. But as you say, that could be anything.


31 posted on 01/04/2013 12:40:52 PM PST by livius
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To: Scoutmaster

I’m beginning to feel a little bit like a slave........


32 posted on 01/04/2013 12:47:31 PM PST by Osage Orange (MOLON LABE)
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To: livius; 2banana
Both of you have based your responses on the fact that slavery is legal in some Muslim countries. When did I suggest that the slavery of 27,000,000 was all legal slavery?

Sexual slavery and human trafficking is a worldwide problem. It's not legal in the Philippines, or India, or Los Angeles, or China, or Cambodia, or Eastern Europe. Brick-making slavery isn't legal in India.

The boy soldiers of African are forced to serve. Do we count that as legal slavery?

We have caste slavery in India and Nepal, and slave migrant workers in Indonesia.

Slavery exists in some form in every country.

33 posted on 01/04/2013 12:55:07 PM PST by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: Cicero
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?

NO....because in doing so you're giving a pass to the domestic, homegrown American perverts who are the primary recipients of this horrible trash.......

Among those arrested were 51-year-old Gerald Roberts, of Pageland, S.C., who is accused of producing child pornography using a 6-year-old girl. Roberts, who has pleaded not guilty, was arrested Nov. 8 and is facing federal charges. His attorney, Michael Allen Meetze, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Michael Wioskowski, 54, of Eastpointe, Mich., was arrested Nov. 27 on charges of possession and receipt of child pornography. Investigators found a video in his home of two underage girls showering at his house when they served a warrant at his home. Wioskowski was a court security officer and formerly a reserve police officer in Michigan.

Wioskowski has not entered a plea, according to court records. His attorney, Robert S. Harrison, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

In Fresno, Calif., 26-year-old Bradley Vaine, a convicted sex offender, was arrested Nov. 6 on federal charges of distribution and possession of child pornography. ICE said a 7-year-old mentally disabled girl was rescued. According to court records, Vaine was in federal custody and has not entered a plea. His attorney, Victor Chavez, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Read more: http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/hundreds-arrested-in-child-exploitation-probe#ixzz2H2dyYsIO

34 posted on 01/04/2013 12:58:30 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: Scoutmaster

Have you been to a Muslim country? Their doors need a key to enter and leave. They lock the maids in when they leave for the day. They treat their hired help like slaves.

They had an incident in Central Florida a few months ago where a couple of Arabs (muslims) had an African woman locked away in their house, theye were not feeding heer etc and she was finally able to escape, the poor woman did not speak English.


35 posted on 01/04/2013 1:00:03 PM PST by USAF80
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To: Osage Orange
A little bit? Just wait until Obama's second inauguration.
36 posted on 01/04/2013 1:02:14 PM PST by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: livius
If ICE raided places, these were clearly houses of prostitution run by immigrants,

.....they didn't, they followed online trafficking of the materials and busted the individuals who were committing these attrocities and those who were recipients of the trash......

Most child pornography in this country is committed in typical neighborhood homes by friends of family, neighbors or by family on their own children........

It doesn't have to be a European or Mexican cartel working within the borders of this country.......

37 posted on 01/04/2013 1:06:45 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: Vigilanteman

I am an advocate that if we brought back public executions (specifically gallos) and as a prerequisite for getting a drivers license, HS diploma, or any government assistance you had to witness one.


38 posted on 01/04/2013 1:09:13 PM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: USAF80
I believe you, but that's still not proof that the majority of slavery in the world comes from Muslim countries.

I stated that there were 27,000,000 men, women, and children in slavery in the world today. For some reason, we've decided to deflect that gut-wrenching fact by saying "hey, look over here, Muslims!"

39 posted on 01/04/2013 1:11:13 PM PST by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: Scoutmaster

There have been more slaves through out history that were not of african descent. Just an avenue for special status.


40 posted on 01/04/2013 1:11:23 PM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: Morgana

Were any double tapped?


41 posted on 01/04/2013 1:12:08 PM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: Resolute Conservative
Don't doubt you.

For example, I have two daughters who wear makeup that has a sparkly effect to it. Thousand of Indian children are forced to dig mica daily to be used as a component in that makeup.

I have a lot of sporting and camping equipment, so I'm supporting forced labor in China. Some of my cotton clothing probably originated with forced child labor in Uzbek cotton fields.

On the continent of Africa, - I use electronics, including a smart phone, so I probably use Coltan (Columbite-tantalite) in those. Coltan is mined in the Democratic Republic of the Congo by workers forced to work by armed guards.

As I said before, global trade is one of the factors behind the number of people in slavery today.

42 posted on 01/04/2013 1:23:11 PM PST by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: Scoutmaster

There are one billion muslims so it’s possible. The religion is one step above slavery.

Every single muslim male I ever spoke too wants the whole world to become muslim.

There is slavery in other parts of thw world but lets start with the Islamic nations first.


43 posted on 01/04/2013 1:25:17 PM PST by USAF80
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To: Hot Tabasco

No, that’s very true. I have a family member who worked in this field, and they even arrested an Assistant DA for child porn trafficking. But if ICE was involved, probably the people were not native born.


44 posted on 01/04/2013 1:25:26 PM PST by livius
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To: Scoutmaster

That is one of the greatest sources of anguish I have as a free market capitalist, global markets. I despise them, but have to accept them as part of the model. Think of the countries that hate us that would be in the stone ages if not for global economy, as long as we don’t give away our technology as we have done over the last 50 years or so through student and work visa and a chicom president in the WH.


45 posted on 01/04/2013 1:41:51 PM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: 101stAirborneVet

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?

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I was thinking along similar lines recently. They could railroad someone just for criticizing the government. With the technology available today, I am betting that they could remotely download child porn to your hard drive. The LEOs who discovered it could be completely in the dark about its origin.

Like you, I am not questioning this particular case, but I am entertaining the possibility of such set-ups, especially for people who have gone to the WH website to sign one of the many “petitions” we have heard so much about lately. Scary times we live in.


46 posted on 01/04/2013 1:46:48 PM PST by Bigg Red (Sorry, Mr. Franklin, I guess we couldn't keep it.)
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To: USAF80
There are one billion muslims so it’s possible.

There are 2.5 billion Chinese and Indians.

47 posted on 01/04/2013 1:53:57 PM PST by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: Scoutmaster
Yeah just a little bit.....

I'm secure in my abilities, thinking and beliefs....

We shall see.......

48 posted on 01/04/2013 2:01:50 PM PST by Osage Orange (MOLON LABE)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Well, that just raises another issue. There’s nothing wrong with arresting a bunch of pederasts—but that isn’t ICE’s job. Why were they putting in time doing this, when it should have been the police or the FBI?


49 posted on 01/04/2013 3:53:46 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Cicero
Why were they putting in time doing this, when it should have been the police or the FBI?

I don't know, maybe it was the fact that the scope of the bust was international and not just here in the U.S........

50 posted on 01/04/2013 4:23:35 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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