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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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Were any double tapped?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
There are 2.5 billion Chinese and Indians.
I'm secure in my abilities, thinking and beliefs....
We shall see.......
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?
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........
You appear not to have a brain in your head.
They were not simply arresting people who posessed child porn.
The story says they were arresting people who appeared in pictures sexually using kids. Using modern forensics, they located these people by locations shown in photagraphs
Jimred, you are defending this awfully hard.
I want you to know that if you ever take a photograph of yourself boinking a child I want the law to end your life outside of prison walls. And I do not care if someone else planted a copy of said picture in some other computer or not.
It is not my intent to defend it, only to point out the potential for misuse to tar the reputations of those with whom the accuser disagrees politically. A halfway good hacker could easily put your picture or mine in an abuse photo, or edit us into a youtube video. That could include someone using "modern forensics", agents of our own government. Then even if you prove your innocence six ways to Sunday, the stigma of the accusation remains.
It is a sad thing that because of the win-at-any-cost standards of the enemy that we even have to consider the possibility that some of the accused may be innocent. Personally I would have the guilty executed by baseball bat and blowtorch, but that's just me...