Updated: Nov 17, 2020
While we see new signs of corruption regarding voter suppression, electioneering, M.K. ultra style propaganda, cognitive dissonance, psychosis, and potentially straight up voter fraud, I am going to take a moment to go over a new trend we are seeing. With all of the insanity going on in the world, one of the many reasons to give the Trump administration another 4 years is the fact that the fight against human trafficking has seemingly ramped up since the inauguration.
Over the last month or so, I've noticed that many of these stories find a way to reach the masses on social media, but the major media networks, at least on television, are not providing much coverage.
Remember, during President Trump's town-hall with Samantha Guthrie, she "confronted" the President regarding the Q movement. With hostility, she cackled about how ridiculous it is to consider the political elite being bloodsucking vampire pedophiles. Now, despite how you personally feel about Q, anyone who has followed the boards knows that isn't exactly what they are claiming… she's close, though. There is a distinct pattern of behavior among the elite that lends credence to the broader concept of them being involved with trafficking and strange practices.
As it turns out, Trump has done a lot to combat this alarming and pressing issue.
Trump has issued two executive orders targeting human trafficking. The first, aimed at disbanding transnational criminal organizations that traffic humans, was signed on February 9, 2017.
The second-order concerned online child trafficking and sexual exploitation in the United States, and it was signed on January 31.
That's not all either…
Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017: amends existing legislation and establishes penalties for promoting or facilitating sex trafficking online.
Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017: raised the statute of limitations on human trafficking offenses to 10 years.
Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2017: amends several laws, authorizes funds, and various federal agencies to combat human trafficking.
Department of Homeland Security Blue Campaign Authorization Act: coordinates DHS efforts against human trafficking.
SOAR to Health and Wellness Act of 2018: A Health and Human Services program to train health care providers in recognizing and providing care to potential victims of human trafficking.
Combating Human Trafficking in Commercial Vehicles Act: coordinates human trafficking prevention efforts across the Department of Transportation
No Human Trafficking on Our Roads Act: directs the Department of Transportation to disqualify a person from operating a commercial vehicle for life if said vehicle was used to traffic humans.
Abolish Human Trafficking Act of 2017: reauthorized the Domestic Trafficking Victims' Fund through 2023 and established additional anti-human trafficking measures across federal agencies.
Budgets for anti-human trafficking programs are referenced in other pieces of legislation passed during Trump's term. And two bills signed into law earlier this month, the Not Invisible Act of 2019 and Savanna's Act, addressed human trafficking prevention efforts for missing and murdered American Indians.
This really is an incredible development in the fight against child and human trafficking – which are two separate issues despite being within the same sphere of truly despicable crimes.
Now, we are beginning to see action concerning this fight. All I can say is… it's about time. These measures should have been implemented, and the battle against these psychopaths should have been just as important to every politician that came before President Trump's administration.
So, let's begin with the recent announcement.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Chad Wolf announced the opening of the DHS Center for Countering Human Trafficking led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday.
The center is the first of its kind to support federal criminal investigations of human trafficking and to assist victims of human trafficking and forced labor.
While the center's establishment was historical in nature, it did not receive attention from much press at all. After the announcement was made Tuesday, reporters present from several corporate news outlets had no questions for any of the officials.
The absence of any fanfare is a little strange for such an important development in the continuous fight to save children and trafficking victims, to say the least. Nonetheless, as you are about to see, this issue has not been placed on the back burner, and incredibly The U.S. Marshals Service confirmed that more than 1,300 missing children had been rescued since the 2016 fiscal year.
This will be a continuous list of these operations – as they occur – I will continue to add them to the list. However, there is a clear distinction between past administrations and the current administration's tactics to combat this plague of violence, and it appears the fight is finally being taken to them.
October 10, 2018
A new United States Marshals Service Child Recovery Unit identified and recovered 125 missing children during Operation MISafeKid. They say Operation MISafeKids was a missing juvenile sweep to identify and recover missing children from the area, emphasizing locating victims of sex trafficking.
May 21, 2020
A deputy U.S. marshal from Louisiana led an operation that recovered 16 missing children -- victims of abuse, sex trafficking, or other forms of exploitation -- in Georgia over a span of two weeks, earning a commendation from the Justice Department (DOJ) Wednesday.
Deputy U.S. Marshal Gerald Dysart played a crucial role in April 2019 when guiding Operation Empty Nest, an Atlanta-based operation that involved federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, according to the DOJ. The victims were between 4 and 17 years old.
In addition to the 16 children who had been declared missing, investigators found and rescued another 11 kids, 11 Alive reported at the time.
August 12, 2020
In less than a week, 8 children have been found by law enforcement taking part in Operation Safety Net.
The project was announced last week. It is a U.S. Marshal initiative aimed at finding endangered, missing children.
"All of these kids are abused, neglected, or involved in human trafficking. Our goal in the Marshals Service, with our local partners, is to bring them home to a safe place," said U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott.
August 27, 2020
The U.S. Marshals Service has found 25 missing children in northeast Ohio, including one in Mansfield, during a monthlong investigation, according to Ann Murphy, public affairs officer for the
U.S. Marshals Service, Northern District of Ohio, and they have been between the ages of 13 and 18, according to a news release.
August 27, 2020
Dozens of children are now safe after they were rescued during a massive sex trafficking bust involving state and federal agents, the U.S. Department of Justice announced.
"Operation Not Forgotten" resulted in the rescue of 26 children, the safe location of 13 children, and the arrest of nine people, according to the Department of Justice. Investigators also cleared 26 arrest warrants and filed additional charges for alleged crimes related to sex trafficking, parental kidnapping, registered sex offender violations, drugs and weapons possession, and custodial interference. These warrants included 19 arrest warrants for the nine that were arrested, some of which had several warrants.
Among those taken into custody is a man named Moradeyo Amos Bandele, who was arrested in Port St. Lucie, according to the Department of Justice. He was arrested on a warrant for rape out of Conyers, Georgia.
Below is a list of the other suspects who were arrested:
Trayon Moore: Arrested in Dekalb County for sex trafficking and probation violation warrants.
James Garcia: Arrested at a motel in Clearwater, Florida, for aggravated child molestation, aggravated sodomy, and incest with a minor warrants out of Whitfield County, Georgia.
Faye Smith: Arrested at a motel in Clearwater, Florida, on a warrant for probation violation.
Sally Garcia: Arrested at a motel in Clearwater, Florida, on a warrant for interference with child custody.
Zachary Bailey: Arrested in Columbus, Georgia, on warrants for human trafficking, enticing of a minor for indecent purposes, and enticement of a minor for solicitation.
Stanson Causey: Arrested in Jasper, Georgia. He's a registered sex offender arrested for probation violation.
Kirk Waters: Arrested in Newton County, Georgia, for being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Trevonte Shareef: Arrested in Newton County, Georgia, for interference with custody and obstruction.
August 28, 2020 - More arrests, "Operation Not Forgotten."
More than three dozen children are now safe after being rescued during a sex trafficking bust involving state and federal agents.
Channel 2′s Gwinnett County Bureau Chief Tony Thomas learned that the bust, dubbed
"Operation Not Forgotten," spanned 20 counties around metro Atlanta.
For two weeks, U.S. Marshals Fugitive Hunters and other agencies scoured north and middle Georgia, looking for missing and exploited children. In all, 26 endangered children were recovered, and another
13 missing children were found.
September 1, 2020
Nearly 200 children are reported missing in Ohio right now, and a task force is making progress tracking them down.
U.S. Marshals say some of the children may be in danger, and some of those found were confirmed to be related to human trafficking or prostitution.
WOIO reports that Operation Safety Net recovered 25 missing children in its first two weeks, and the sting is continuing now.
The task force is lead by U.S. Marshals, working with local authorities to get endangered kids to safety.
September 5, 2020
Eight missing children were rescued in a five-day rescue operation in the Indianapolis area, according to a Friday release from the U.S. Marshals Southern District of Indiana.
The children rescued during "Operation Homecoming" are between 6 to 17 years old and "considered to be some of the most at-risk and challenging recovery cases in the area," the release said.
No further details about the youths or their circumstances were released.
An adult was also arrested during the operation on charges that included parental kidnapping, possession of weapons, and intimidation.
Similar operations in nearby states have led to the rescue of 72 children since mid-August.
September 18, 2020
U.S. Marshals say they have found five missing children and arrested hundreds in a two-month-long operation in Oklahoma.
Fox 25 reports that Operation Triple Beam targeted violent crime and gang activity in the Oklahoma City area.
Of the 262 people arrested, six were wanted for homicide, and 141 were confirmed gang members, officials said.
As a result of the operation, U.S. Marshals said five missing children were located and rescued, though the circumstances surrounding their disappearances were unclear.
September 21, 2020
Authorities in Ohio say they have located 35 missing children, some of whom were tied to human trafficking.
A joint-effort this past month between local and federal law enforcement led to the recovery of the missing kids.
Authorities say "Operation Safety Net" was a success, as they found 35 missing kids between the ages of 13 and 18.
October 26, 2020
About 60 children are missing right now in the Greater Cincinnati area, and about 520 statewide. They range in ages from 0 to 17 and could be in danger.
A new task force called Operation Autumn Hope is helping recover the missing children.
Operation Autumn Hope is a collaborative effort by more than 40 law enforcement agencies to address issues which fuel sex trafficking in Ohio.
Since early October, several law enforcement agencies and the Central Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force recovered 45 missing children in Southern Ohio and West Virginia.