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Daemon
Posted: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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US Authorities Rescue 168 Children in Sex Trafficking Sting

A weeklong Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) sting operation spanning the US has led to the arrest of 281 pimps and the rescue of 168 children from sex traffickers. Approximately 400 law enforcement agencies in over 100 cities took part in Operation Cross Country VIII, part of the FBI's Innocence Lost National Initiative, which, since its inception in 2003, has recovered approximately 3,600 children and gained 1,450 convictions against those exploiting them. More...
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Daemon wrote:
US Authorities Rescue 168 Children in Sex Trafficking Sting

A weeklong Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) sting operation spanning the US has led to the arrest of 281 pimps and the rescue of 168 children from sex traffickers. Approximately 400 law enforcement agencies in over 100 cities took part in Operation Cross Country VIII, part of the FBI's Innocence Lost National Initiative, which, since its inception in 2003, has recovered approximately 3,600 children and gained 1,450 convictions against those exploiting them. More...


Nothing can equal the cruelty of sex offenders--especially child sex offenders. They deserve the worst punishment of all. They have ruined these children's lives forever. Nothing can ever restore their innocence. No amount of rehabilitation can erase the shame and degradation these children will suffer for the remainder of their lives.

Hats off to the FBI sting operation for taking this heinous crime so seriously and doing something concrete to eradicate it!

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I'd recommend sentencing with a requirement for open range.
GreenBanana
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If it were the children I went to high school with, they'd think they were just more mature than their peers to be committing such crimes. I wonder how many of these minors were really "victims", and not just thrill-seekers influenced by what they've seen on HBO and MTV, angry at the world because their parents made them do chores.
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10 percent of the juveniles rescued had been missing from child welfare systems.

By: Genevieve Curtis
EL PASO, Texas -- It’s being called the most urgent humanitarian crisis facing the country right now and it’s happening in the El Paso community.

A flood of unaccompanied, immigrant children are crossing our border and the government is running out of room for them.

Around 50 unaccompanied immigrant children are in El Paso right now, though those numbers are fluid, many of them are being temporarily housed at the ports of entry because there simply is not enough room.

At one point there were as many as 60 at one time.

“They have been traveling for days and sometimes with nothing but the clothes they are wearing and what little they could fit in their pockets,” said John Martin, executive director of Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center. The organization is working to assist the undocumented children.

Children of all ages have made the dangerous journey to cross the U.S. border, all alone.

Some have come to reunite with family already in the United States.

But Martin said increasingly more children have arrived from Central and South America because they are fleeing the violence in their home countries, like Honduras.

“It’s out of necessity people are coming because they truly are scared,” said Martin.

Unaccompanied and undocumented children can usually find temporary refuge at shelters like Southwest Keys operated under the U.S. Department of Health and Human services.

But these days there are simply not enough beds to go around.

For now, many of them are being temporarily housed at ports of entry.

Local advocacy groups said the influx of children in El Paso is reflective of the humanitarian crisis facing the country as a whole.

Around 1,000 children are being housed at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio.

El Paso Congressman Beto O'Rourke called the surge of unaccompanied children “the saddest story in our country today.”

His priority is trying to work with the home countries these children are coming from to prevent them from setting out on the dangerous journey to begin with.

“It is not a good one. Unfortunately far too many of these children die or are harmed or abused on this journey,” said O’Rourke.

Local organizations are calling on the community to help meet the basic needs of these children. Many of them need underwear, socks and shoes. Even a toy or two.

“These are people that are in a particular situation where they need help and we as a community show that compassion ... by simply saying we are here to help,” said Martin.

The first priority is to reunite children with their families. Advocates said the process varies from child to child.

Las Americas also has a "sponsor a child" program. They are collecting items for the children. They need underwear and shoes for both boys and girls of all ages from little ones to teenagers.

They are also collecting travel toys (Spanish speaking) or other small toys for the children as well as backpacks for the kids.

Donations can be dropped off at 1500 Yandell, Monday through Thursday until 4 p.m. and Friday until noon.

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Posted: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 7:05:25 PM
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This is a situation where I believe a firing squad belongs.
Alexander Lo
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Better home education is the first defend.
Kelly Wnuk
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Fry them all, no questions asked!
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