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BREAKING: FBI announces rescue of 105 CHILDREN in 76 cities... 150 "pimps" arrested.

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JUST IN: FBI announces rescue of 105 children involved in sex trafficking and exploitation across 76 US cities. nbcnews.to/1aSIout

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Reply BREAKING: FBI announces rescue of 105 CHILDREN in 76 cities... 150 "pimps" arrested. (Original post)
AllINeedIsCoffee Jul 2013 OP
AllINeedIsCoffee Jul 2013 #1
Blue_Tires Jul 2013 #2
Sheldon Cooper Jul 2013 #3
AllINeedIsCoffee Jul 2013 #5
AllINeedIsCoffee Jul 2013 #4
FSogol Jul 2013 #6
one_voice Jul 2013 #7
justiceischeap Jul 2013 #8
whttevrr Jul 2013 #44
Arctic Dave Jul 2013 #9
progressoid Jul 2013 #11
Whisp Jul 2013 #12
leftstreet Jul 2013 #14
Whisp Jul 2013 #17
Recursion Jul 2013 #22
Whisp Jul 2013 #36
Paulie Jul 2013 #74
snappyturtle Jul 2013 #29
Whisp Jul 2013 #39
snappyturtle Jul 2013 #48
marble falls Jul 2013 #55
snappyturtle Jul 2013 #71
Marr Jul 2013 #99
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Arctic Dave Jul 2013 #15
Whisp Jul 2013 #19
Arctic Dave Jul 2013 #23
Whisp Jul 2013 #25
wtmusic Jul 2013 #80
AllINeedIsCoffee Jul 2013 #20
leftstreet Jul 2013 #30
AllINeedIsCoffee Jul 2013 #45
morningfog Jul 2013 #47
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leftstreet Jul 2013 #49
Chemisse Jul 2013 #54
morningfog Jul 2013 #46
nil desperandum Jul 2013 #33
malaise Jul 2013 #35
Whisp Jul 2013 #10
cali Jul 2013 #21
Whisp Jul 2013 #24
cali Jul 2013 #26
Whisp Jul 2013 #31
Ed Suspicious Jul 2013 #63
Whisp Jul 2013 #69
wtmusic Jul 2013 #85
LanternWaste Jul 2013 #62
cali Jul 2013 #92
wtmusic Jul 2013 #73
PowerToThePeople Jul 2013 #13
Arctic Dave Jul 2013 #16
JimDandy Jul 2013 #68
Thinkingabout Jul 2013 #18
freshwest Jul 2013 #27
AllINeedIsCoffee Jul 2013 #37
Eugene Jul 2013 #28
Bryn Jul 2013 #32
AllINeedIsCoffee Jul 2013 #34
Bryn Jul 2013 #43
dbackjon Jul 2013 #67
whttevrr Jul 2013 #40
Whisp Jul 2013 #42
Mass Jul 2013 #58
devilgrrl Jul 2013 #93
Bryn Jul 2013 #105
devilgrrl Jul 2013 #106
Bryn Jul 2013 #107
JI7 Jul 2013 #108
whttevrr Jul 2013 #38
freshwest Jul 2013 #61
riqster Jul 2013 #41
morningfog Jul 2013 #50
William769 Jul 2013 #52
DCBob Jul 2013 #53
proverbialwisdom Jul 2013 #56
AllINeedIsCoffee Jul 2013 #57
freshwest Jul 2013 #64
dbackjon Jul 2013 #70
AllINeedIsCoffee Jul 2013 #75
perdita9 Jul 2013 #59
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ButterflyBlood Jul 2013 #79
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Response to AllINeedIsCoffee (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 10:38 AM

1. 150 "pimps" arrested as well. nt

 

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Response to AllINeedIsCoffee (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 10:39 AM

2. Hopefully they got most if not all of the big fish in the trafficking ring

and not just some low-level lackeys

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Response to AllINeedIsCoffee (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 10:43 AM

3. Holy shit.

I'm not religious, but I'll thank the gods for these children's deliverance.

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Response to Sheldon Cooper (Reply #3)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 10:50 AM

5. The FBI did some amazing work this weekend. nt

 

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Response to AllINeedIsCoffee (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 10:44 AM

4. Youngest victim was 9 years old. Most between 13 and 17.

 

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Response to AllINeedIsCoffee (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 10:51 AM

6. Nice work. n/t

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Response to AllINeedIsCoffee (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 10:52 AM

7. Good work. n/t

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Response to AllINeedIsCoffee (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 10:53 AM

8. Lisa Ling did a documentary on child prostitution in our nation's capital.

It was interesting, yet sad, to watch. These "pimps" basically foster young girls who don't have much love in their lives and then turn them out, telling them if they really loved them, they'd do this.

I hope beyond the arrests and rescuing these kids that they see fit to get them long-term help. Otherwise, another "pimp" will get their hands on these children and do the same thing to them.

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Response to justiceischeap (Reply #8)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 11:53 AM

44. Nothing like fostering young girls...

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Response to AllINeedIsCoffee (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 10:54 AM

9. This is the stuff i want to see the FBI doing

 

Not spying on protesters.

Good job!

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Response to Arctic Dave (Reply #9)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 10:56 AM

11. Exactly.

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Response to Arctic Dave (Reply #9)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 10:56 AM

12. An example of how the NSA can do worthwhile work. n/t

 

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Response to Whisp (Reply #12)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 10:58 AM

14. You mean FBI n/t

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Response to leftstreet (Reply #14)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 11:10 AM

17. my understanding of the process is that the NSA itself

 

is the collector of info (metadata, no content) and the FBI are the requesters for info. Once they get the metadata they can then surveill the scum and see/hear who they are talking to, etc., with access to full content of calls when they get the who called who when info.

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Response to Whisp (Reply #17)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 11:13 AM

22. The other way around. FBI has to do all actual collection

NSA isn't allowed to collect its own information domestically; it just analyzes.

The NSA also isn't a law enforcement agency, so I doubt they would go after child porn; their mission is to keep US communications secure.

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Response to Recursion (Reply #22)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 11:45 AM

36. No, the NSA is not a law agency.

 

I didn't make myself clear.

The NSA doesn't 'go' after anyone. As you said, they have the data and it's the FBI that would have to request data from them, after they get their warrants and wot wot. If they have a suspects phone number, then they can see who that suspect talks too and make their net wider for investigation. Just phone records at that point. After the who called who when, they can wiretap and collect whole conversations.

Phone records, or what is now called metadata, have been usable in court cases for a very long time. Probably since their invention.

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Response to Whisp (Reply #36)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 01:24 PM

74. The NSA is not chartered for DOMESTIC surveillance

Same for the CIA.

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Response to Whisp (Reply #17)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 11:35 AM

29. I don't think the FBI would need the NSA at all. I can't imagine any

judge in the nation not granting the FBI a warrant to directly wire tap
these cretins.

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Response to snappyturtle (Reply #29)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 11:47 AM

39. True, they might have their own little NSA type thing going for crimes of this kind.

 

NSA is for terrorists and nonAmericans supposedly.

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Response to Whisp (Reply #39)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 12:01 PM

48. Trust me, they do. nt

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Response to snappyturtle (Reply #48)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 12:15 PM

55. I still say: screw the NSA.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #55)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 01:18 PM

71. +1000 nt

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Response to snappyturtle (Reply #29)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 03:04 PM

99. And they certainly wouldn't want to build a case on evidence obtained through

questionable means.

Anyone trying to claim this as some kind of vindication of mass NSA domestic surveillance ought to be ashamed of themselves. I can't easily imagine a lower form of opportunism and deceit.

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Response to Whisp (Reply #17)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 02:59 PM

97. Please tell me you're not trying to claim this is as a vindication of mass domestic surveillance.

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Response to Whisp (Reply #12)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 11:04 AM

15. No, not an example.

 

This is police work, not snoop through every piece of data work.

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Response to Arctic Dave (Reply #15)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 11:13 AM

19. The police do use NSA data too. Keep up.

 

In this case it is the FBI.

Keep up.

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Response to Whisp (Reply #19)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 11:15 AM

23. I have not read that. Can you shoot me a link?

 

Or, are you meaning in a daily briefing type of way?

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Response to Arctic Dave (Reply #23)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 11:28 AM

25. I don't have a link handy.

 

that info was mashed into all the other tons of it shortly after the Snowden story broke and I don't save links.

Maybe someone else has something on that.

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Response to Arctic Dave (Reply #23)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 01:29 PM

80. The going rate is about 10 opinions per link nt

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Response to Whisp (Reply #12)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 11:13 AM

20. I'm sure some asshole will argue about the methods used to rescue 105 children.

 

Social Network monitoring was part of it, according to the press conference.

And that's fine by me.

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Response to AllINeedIsCoffee (Reply #20)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 11:37 AM

30. The FBI can do this on its own

Warrants. Judges.

Hello?

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Response to leftstreet (Reply #30)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 11:55 AM

45. Yep, but what I'm saying is I don't care about the means that led to this end.

 

105 rescued children justifies any corners they may have cut or data they may have looked at.

105 rescued children justifies any perceived violation of rights of the scum that were involved in holding these children.

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Response to AllINeedIsCoffee (Reply #45)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 12:00 PM

47. You should care about the means.

If they cut too big of corners, the "pimps" could go free.

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Response to morningfog (Reply #47)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 12:03 PM

51. That's the only reason I care. nt

 

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Response to AllINeedIsCoffee (Reply #45)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 12:01 PM

49. You're accusing the FBI of 'cutting corners?'

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Response to AllINeedIsCoffee (Reply #45)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 12:08 PM

54. It's not okay to use illegal techniques on anybody

no matter how disgusting the crime is.

The system is set up to allow all sorts of surveillance if there is a reason to suspect someone of a crime. These people can be caught without violating all of our rights.

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Response to AllINeedIsCoffee (Reply #20)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 11:59 AM

46. Until we know the methods used, there is nothing to argue about.

Like others have said, this is the kind of work the FBI should be involved in. And this is incredibly great news for the 105 kids rescued. I hope they can begin to heal and reclaim their lives soon.

As for the methods, I have no idea what they used. But, ends do not absolutely absolve the means. I hope that the FBI careful and used proper and legal means so that charges and convictions will not be unnecessarily burdened or lost.

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Response to Arctic Dave (Reply #9)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 11:39 AM

33. INDEED!!

Catching these types of predators, using their resources to connect the dots across the nation is indeed what the FBI should be doing all day long. Nicely done here, and here's hoping these 150 predators have a miserable existence for the rest of their (hopefully short) lives.

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Response to Arctic Dave (Reply #9)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 11:44 AM

35. +1,000

Yesssssssssss!

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Response to AllINeedIsCoffee (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 10:55 AM

10. the pimp pigs should get the death sentence.

 

and I'm not usually pro execution, but when it comes to this - yeh, fry the fucking scum and whoever watches their porn.

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Response to Whisp (Reply #10)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 11:13 AM

21. no, they should not.

the worthless disclaimer is noted. It's what you pro state killing almost invariably post before talking about killing people.

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Response to cali (Reply #21)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 11:16 AM

24. call it an admitted weakness of mine.

 

seeing as I am imperfect I will keep this 'pro state' killing thing.

Those people don't deserve to live - they deserve an erasure. I don't give a fuck what you think about me for thinking that.

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Response to Whisp (Reply #24)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 11:30 AM

26. oh, I'd call it a major flaw in your rationale that you're a liberal

it's not just that you're pro dp. it's the whole "I'm really not" thing so delightfully mixed with your pronouncement on who deserves to live and the the language you employ.

I certainly don't expect you give a fuck what I think. That's not why I posted.

thankfully you and your ilk won't get the dp extended further.

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Response to cali (Reply #26)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 11:37 AM

31. go bark up another tree.

 

I know how you operate and am not interested in further discussion.

But I will say again, and in bold: Kill those fucking scum. The sooner the better.

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Response to Whisp (Reply #31)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 12:57 PM

63. Find your moral bearing. You're heading straight into irrational hate-filled right wing waters.

What's with all the pro death penalty shit around here lately anyway? Justice can be sought without employing the state to kill people.

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Response to Ed Suspicious (Reply #63)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 01:15 PM

69. yes, I hate pigs that prey on children

 

and that fits with my morals just fine. you can keep yours.

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Response to Whisp (Reply #69)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 01:35 PM

85. And the state should kill people we hate.

How remarkably enlightened.

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Response to cali (Reply #26)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 12:57 PM

62. It's tough for many people to understand the difference between a visceral reaction...

It's tough for many people to understand the difference between a visceral reaction to an abhorrent action, and a thoughtful and rationalize analysis of that same action.

I'd imagine one would have to be either an idiot, or merely want to be seen as more clever than they really are to confuse the two.

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Response to LanternWaste (Reply #62)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 02:22 PM

92. seriously, it's not rocket science. It doesn't take a high emotional IQ

I've never seen anyone who spewed like the person I addressed ever come back and say, that was an emotional reaction and I don't really want to see it happen.

Never. I imagine that sometimes people say what they mean about these issues. Incredible, eh?

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Response to cali (Reply #26)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 01:21 PM

73. +1

Your sig, appropriate here.

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Response to AllINeedIsCoffee (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 10:57 AM

13. Great work =)



Now, hopefully they do not come out and say "btw, we use the NSA metadata to find them all."

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Response to PowerToThePeople (Reply #13)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 11:06 AM

16. If they do say this, the next question should be,

 

Why did it take this long then? They have been doing this for quite some time.

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Response to Arctic Dave (Reply #16)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 01:14 PM

68. Because the metadata doesn't seem to catch any terrorists.

Or, if it does, they can't let the people know, because it's soooo top secret.

So they're using it against us instead...Americans... just the way the ACLU and many other organizations and people having been warning us about.

NSA: "Oh nooos...what to do, what to do so the citizens forget they are being spied on 24/7? We must calm down the prols. Let's roll out a campaign using metadata to catch the kind of criminals all the prols will be disgusted with...child pimps. That'll make them look the other way."

Hmmmm.

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Response to AllINeedIsCoffee (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 11:11 AM

18. This is good news, I hope this is a crime in which there will be curtailed. Good work for all who

participated, a cause I can be happy about. They can run but they can't hide forever.

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Response to AllINeedIsCoffee (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 11:31 AM

27. I can't imagine what it's like to work to free these kids, dealing with these scumbags.

Good work for the FBI, despite all the hatred directed at them No one else has solutions to track these guys down and free these kids by putting the perps away.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #27)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 11:46 AM

37. +1 nt

 

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Response to AllINeedIsCoffee (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 11:31 AM

28. Child Sex Trafficking Rescue: FBI Saves 105 Victims in 'Operation Cross Country'

Source: Huffington Post

Child Sex Trafficking Rescue: FBI Saves 105 Victims in 'Operation Cross Country'

Posted: 07/29/2013 10:57 am EDT | Updated: 07/29/2013 11:22 am EDT

The FBI has rescued 105 child sex-trafficking victims, FBI Assistant Director Ronald Hosko announced Monday.
The youngest of the rescued children was 9 years old, according to Reuters.

One underage victim told officials she became involved with prostitution when she was 11, according to CNN.

-snip-


Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/29/child-sex-trafficking-rescue-fbi-announcement_n_3670749.html

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Response to AllINeedIsCoffee (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 11:37 AM

32. USA is getting to be a dangerous place to live

due to NAFTA, repeal of Glass-Steagall Act, etc. you know the rest ... so people will do anything ugly just to survive.

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Response to Bryn (Reply #32)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 11:41 AM

34. ...

 

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Response to AllINeedIsCoffee (Reply #34)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 11:52 AM

43. Apparently I put it in wrong way

What I meant is the root of this problem is due to lack of job, money, etc. so...

Peace out. Sorry

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Response to Bryn (Reply #43)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 01:14 PM

67. Crap like this has been going on for centuries

I don't know ANY unemployed person that would stoop to this.


This happens even in best of economic times.

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Response to Bryn (Reply #32)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 11:48 AM

40. wtf?

This has nothing to do with NAFTA. How did you even figure out how to turn on a computer?

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Response to Bryn (Reply #32)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 11:49 AM

42. jesuz cripes.

 

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Response to Bryn (Reply #32)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 12:41 PM

58. Because these types of crimes did not exist before the Clinton years?

Sometimes, people try very hard to make connections.

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Response to devilgrrl (Reply #93)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 06:19 PM

105. You do enjoy insulting, don't you?

Feel better now?

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Response to devilgrrl (Reply #106)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 06:39 PM

107. Good for you

I wasn't being bullshit. I merely made a dumb suggestion that perhaps it was due to this bad economy...with so many people out of job from NAFTA (jobs moving to oversea) so they'd look for ugly way to survive so never mind this as others have pointed out that this existed for eons even during best, thriving times. Threads are for debate/discussion ... not to insult. So grow up!

Not up to more insults like two idiots insulting each other back & forth ruining the whole thread so I will stop now and you, too.

Peace out.

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Response to Bryn (Reply #32)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 06:50 PM

108. yeah, lets blame Clinton for this

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Response to AllINeedIsCoffee (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 11:46 AM

38. Vanity Fair article / Sex Trafficking of Americans: The Girls Next Door

http://www.vanityfair.com/politics/features/2011/05/sex-trafficking-201105?currentPage=all

There is a section in this article from Vanity Fair that tells of a woman setting her underage niece up for a pimp.

In the fall of 2003, after turning 18, Gwen headed down to Hartford to visit her Aunt Lucy, her mother’s sister. Her aunt, in turn, introduced her niece to Brian Forbes. “She told me he was a really nice guy and stuff,” Gwen said. Employing a technique not unlike the “love-bombing” used by cults, Brian Forbes began to wine and dine her. “He was really nice,” Gwen recalled. “You know, he could give me, you know, anything I wanted.” Pimps refer to this trust-building courtship phase as “seasoning,” and they can be extremely patient. Forensic pediatrician Dr. Sharon Cooper, a specialist in treating juvenile victims of sex trafficking, terms the process “grooming.” Girls acquainted with “the life” call it “spitting game.” Forbes, Scates notes, was a master at singling out, on the high-school campus or at the shopping center, the vulnerable girl with abysmal self-esteem. “And,” she says, “he sensed what lines would be most effective on which girl.”


And another section explains how these young women are sold for as little as 2 for 1200 dollars.

‘Rahmyti” was the self-aggrandizing alias of Dennis Paris, a short, 300-pound, 32-year-old smooth talker who inhabited the dimmer fringes of the local club scene, and who had aspirations to become a rapper, like the musicians he claimed to represent. Gwen, the product of a broken home (her mom, caught up in an abusive relationship, did not allow her to know her father) in a lily-white Vermont village, had met Paris in an irregular fashion. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, she had been sold to him, for $1,200, in a package deal with her best friend, Alicia. The vendor was Brian Forbes, a six-foot-five-inch, 40-year-old bodybuilder, whom local law enforcement understood to be employed in the bail-bond business.


But there is so much more horror out there

There are more young American girls entering the commercial sex industry—an estimated 300,000 at this moment—and their ages have been dropping drastically. “The average starting age for prostitution is now 13,” says Rachel Lloyd, executive director of Girls Educational and Mentoring Services (gems), a Harlem-based organization that rescues young women from “the life.” Says Judge Cofield, who formerly presided over Hartford’s Prostitution Protocol, a court-ordered rehabilitation program, “I call them the Little Barbies.”


To force them to do his bidding, Davis allegedly sliced a girl in his “stable” with a box cutter and stomped others into submission with a special pair of Timberland boots—a technique known as “Timming.” Another female, a 15-year-old patient of Dr. Sharon Cooper’s, was zipped into a duffel bag and deposited by her pimp on a six-lane highway. The pimp of Caroline (a former Connecticut 4-H Club member) plucked out her fingernails one by one until she passed out from the pain. Natalie, an ex–Catholic schoolgirl rescued by gems, was from the age of 13 tortured or beaten with water, belts, chains, even a bag of frozen oranges. “Pimping,” Natalie says, “is not cool. A pimp is a wife beater, rapist, murderer, child-molester, drug dealer, and slave driver rolled into one.”





May 24 2011



Thankfully there are good people in this world who work to protect our most vulnerable.

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Response to whttevrr (Reply #38)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 12:57 PM

61. +1

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Response to AllINeedIsCoffee (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 11:48 AM

41. That is a good day's work!

Kudos to the FBI.

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Response to AllINeedIsCoffee (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 12:02 PM

50. Wonderful news. I can't imagine the horror of that these children's lives have been.

It also shines light on the dark secret of human trafficking and slave trade that is ongoing in the US.

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Response to AllINeedIsCoffee (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 12:04 PM

52. Kick & recommended.

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Response to AllINeedIsCoffee (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 12:07 PM

53. I wonder if surveillance was necessary.

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Response to AllINeedIsCoffee (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 12:21 PM

56. More.

http://www.fbi.gov/news/pressrel/press-releases/105-juveniles-recovered-in-nationwide-operation-targeting-underage-prostitution

NATIONAL PRESS RELEASE

105 Juveniles Recovered in Nationwide Operation Targeting Underage Prostitution


Washington, D.C.
July 29, 2013


During the past 72 hours, the FBI; its local, state, and federal law enforcement partners; and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) conducted Operation Cross Country VII, a three-day enforcement action to address commercial child sex trafficking throughout the United States. The operation included enforcement actions in 76 cities across 47 FBI divisions nationwide and led to the recovery of 105 children who were being victimized through prostitution. Additionally, 150 pimps were arrested on state and federal charges.

“Child prostitution remains a persistent threat to children across America,” said Ron Hosko, assistant director of the FBI’s Criminal Investigative Division. “This operation serves as a reminder that these abhorrent crimes can happen anywhere, and the FBI remains committed to stopping this cycle of victimization and holding the criminals who profit from this exploitation accountable.”

Operation Cross Country is part of the Innocence Lost National Initiative that was established in 2003 by the FBI’s Criminal Investigative Division, in partnership with the Department of Justice and NCMEC, to address the growing problem of child prostitution.

“Operation Cross Country demonstrates just how many of America’s children are being sold for sex every day, many on the Internet,” said John Ryan, CEO of NCMEC. “We’re honored and proud to partner with the FBI, which has taken the lead in tackling this escalating problem.”

To date, the FBI and its task force partners have recovered more than 2,700 children from the streets. The investigations and subsequent 1,350 convictions have resulted in lengthy sentences, including 10 life terms and the seizure of more than $3.1 million in assets.

Task force operations usually begin as local enforcement actions that target truck stops, casinos, street “tracks,” and websites that advertise dating or escort services, based on intelligence gathered by officers working in their respective jurisdictions. Initial arrests are often violations of local and state laws relating to prostitution or solicitation. Information gleaned from those arrested frequently uncovers organized efforts to prostitute women and children across many states. FBI agents further develop this evidence in partnership with U.S. Attorney’s Offices and the U.S. Department of Justice’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section so that prosecutors can help bring federal charges in those cities where child prostitution occurs.

The Innocence Lost National Initiative brings state and federal law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, and social service providers from across the country to NCMEC for training.

The FBI thanks the its local, state, and federal law enforcement partners representing more than 230 separate agencies who participated in Operation Cross Country VII and their ongoing enforcement efforts.

The following list denotes FBI divisions, not necessarily actual cities, where juveniles were recovered and pimps were arrested.

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Resources:

To learn more about Operation Cross Country and the Innocence Lost National Initiative, visit www.fbi.gov, www.justice.gov, or www.ncmec.org.
Operation Cross Country VII video



http://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/2013/july/operation-cross-country-recovering-victims-of-child-sex-trafficking/operation-cross-country-recovering-victims-of-child-sex-trafficking

Operation Cross Country
Recovering Victims of Child Sex Trafficking

07/29/13


Operation Cross Country—a three-day nationwide enforcement action focusing on underage victims of prostitution—has concluded with the recovery of 105 sexually exploited children and the arrests of 150 pimps and other individuals.

The sweep took place in 76 cities and was carried out by the FBI in partnership with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) as part of the Bureau’s Innocence Lost National Initiative. It is the seventh and largest such enforcement action to date.

“Child prostitution remains a persistent threat to children across America,” said Ron Hosko, assistant director of the FBI’s Criminal Investigative Division. “This operation serves as a reminder that these abhorrent crimes can happen anywhere and that the FBI remains committed to stopping this cycle of victimization and holding the criminals who profit from this exploitation accountable.”

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Forty-seven FBI divisions took part in Operation Cross Country VII, along with more than 3,900 local, state, and federal law enforcement officers and agents representing 230 separate agencies.

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Response to proverbialwisdom (Reply #56)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 12:30 PM

57. Thank you. nt

 

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Response to proverbialwisdom (Reply #56)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 12:59 PM

64. Proud of these agents for doing this, no matter what is said about them. I wonder at times if those

who demonize them have no knowledge of the evildoings in this world at all.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #64)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 01:16 PM

70. Great point!

And if they all went away, like many here on DU advocate, the crap that would happen in this country.

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Response to dbackjon (Reply #70)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 01:25 PM

75. We already see the usual suspects chiming in with their snide remarks.

 

Some would rather hundreds of children stay in sexual captivity than let the FBI do what it needs to do to catch the criminals.

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Response to AllINeedIsCoffee (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 12:43 PM

59. Thank you, FBI!

It's great that we have people who can do this work. I would fall apart, dealing with something like this.

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Response to AllINeedIsCoffee (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 12:47 PM

60. That is fantastic!

The recovery will just be beginning for those poor little kids.

Why does innocence and purity draw such filth and depravity? I can't fit it into my psyche.


Thank heavens they have been rescued.


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Response to AllINeedIsCoffee (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 01:10 PM

65. Good job on the Feds' part!

These investigations take a lot of time, analysis, and legwork before a move like this can be made. Good on the FBI.

As for the speculation on whether the NSA's metadata was used to assist in this, that is unknown. There is sharing between agencies, though, so it's possible that it was used in some way. I don't know, and that hasn't been revealed in any of the stories, so it's only speculation, whoever mentions it.

I hope more such arrests are made and more underaged girls are freed, however they do it.

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Response to AllINeedIsCoffee (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 01:12 PM

66. Great job, FBI!

That is great work. Hope the pimps rot in hell.

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Response to AllINeedIsCoffee (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 01:18 PM

72. Cue announcement: "NSA phone data was critical to the success of our investigation"

Only a pedophile would support ending blanket phone surveillance.

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Response to wtmusic (Reply #72)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 01:29 PM

78. Are you kidding?

Now we need "blanket phone surveillance" or we are a pedophile? Fuck that noise. Get a goddamn warrant.

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Response to bluedigger (Reply #78)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 01:31 PM

81. It's mostl ikely a sarcastic strawman

This genius thinks by posting this he can pre-empt the "inevitable" such announcement of this type to prove his point about how any critics of NSA surveillance (which had absolutely nothing to do with this) are going to be demonized. Of course when that never happens (because as noted the NSA does engage in domestic surveillance) it'll all be forgotten like thousands of other DU posts throughout the years.

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Response to ButterflyBlood (Reply #81)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 01:33 PM

83. You have no idea whether NSA surveillance has anything to do with this

but keep on spouting your opinions as fact. It's humorous.

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Response to wtmusic (Reply #83)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 01:34 PM

84. So you're accusing someone of spouting opinions as fact?

You're the one who started with the baseless accusation and prediction of a talking point that I would bet money in Vegas would never happen.

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Response to wtmusic (Reply #83)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 02:43 PM

95. I don't know what the fuck you are talking about.

But if you can't respond with a sensible answer than you have failed the Turing test. Are you a persona?

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Response to bluedigger (Reply #78)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 01:31 PM

82. Something to look out for.

I don't doubt that Obama is capable of using this to score "crucify Snowden" points.

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Response to wtmusic (Reply #82)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 01:48 PM

88. Wow. And there it is, folks... on full display.

 

There are no words.

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Response to AllINeedIsCoffee (Reply #88)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 01:57 PM

89. My skepticism keeps me less vulnerable to manipulation

when it comes to stories about children, puppies, kittens, snowflakes, etc.

So I'll accept your uncritical, unthinking headslap as a compliment.

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Response to wtmusic (Reply #89)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 02:17 PM

91. Glenn 'Ratfucker' Greenwald seems to be manipulating you just fine. n/t

 

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Response to Whisp (Reply #91)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 02:42 PM

94. And the NSA, you.

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Response to wtmusic (Reply #94)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 02:56 PM

96. I've always thought surveillance was kind of creepy

 

what most of you and Snowden and Glenn are screeching with fire about, many of us knew about years ago. Why is that?
Why does Glenn bring up that kind of intentionally incendiary story now.

Creepy but necessary. Unfortunately people being what they are, there are ones who will use and abuse their powers for other purposes than what they were intended.

It's because that what he did last midterm. He ratfucked with Jane Hamsher.


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Response to Whisp (Reply #96)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 03:04 PM

98. "Many of us knew about years ago"...aren't you special!

You didn't manage to get jack shit done about it, did you?

Greenwald and Snowden did. Today's New York Times:

Momentum Builds Against N.S.A. Surveillance

"WASHINGTON — The movement to crack down on government surveillance started with an odd couple from Michigan, Representatives Justin Amash, a young libertarian Republican known even to his friends as “chief wing nut,” and John Conyers Jr., an elder of the liberal left in his 25th House term.

But what began on the political fringes only a week ago has built a momentum that even critics say may be unstoppable, drawing support from Republican and Democratic leaders, attracting moderates in both parties and pulling in some of the most respected voices on national security in the House.

The rapidly shifting politics were reflected clearly in the House on Wednesday, when a plan to defund the National Security Agency’s telephone data collection program fell just seven votes short of passage. Now, after initially signaling that they were comfortable with the scope of the N.S.A.’s collection of Americans’ phone and Internet activities, but not their content, revealed last month by Edward J. Snowden, lawmakers are showing an increasing willingness to use legislation to curb those actions."

Never would have happened without them.

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Response to wtmusic (Reply #98)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 03:30 PM

100. I guess I am special!

 

or have a better memory.

I remember old Perry Mason shows, and they brought in phone records with times and durations for a lot of cases.
And that is what metadata is, regardless of all the Greenwalding about it.

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Response to Whisp (Reply #100)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 04:19 PM

104. "Metadata"? A bit behind the curve, aren't you.

"NSA spying flap extends to contents of U.S. phone calls

The National Security Agency has acknowledged in a new classified briefing that it does not need court authorization to listen to domestic phone calls, a participant in the briefing said.

Rep. Jerrold Nadler, a New York Democrat, disclosed on Thursday that during a secret briefing to members of Congress, he was told that the contents of a phone call could be accessed "simply based on an analyst deciding that."

If the NSA wants "to listen to the phone," an analyst's decision is sufficient, without any other legal authorization required, Nadler said he learned. "I was rather startled," said Nadler, an attorney and congressman who serves on the House Judiciary committee. "

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-57589495-38/nsa-spying-flap-extends-to-contents-of-u.s-phone-calls/

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Response to wtmusic (Reply #72)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 01:29 PM

79. Any bays of hay nearby? I think you need more straw.

Seriously, ugh. I can't believe people are trying to make such cheap points over the rescue of children from such disgusting exploitation.

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Response to AllINeedIsCoffee (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 01:27 PM

76. Wanna bet these are all lower class people?

I keep remembering the PBS Frontline special where it was bigwigs in the Republican Party and big time CEOs. I'm talking "captains of industry" on the order of the head of US Steel. They were getting boys out of "Boys Town" made famous in the 38 movie with Spencer Tracy.

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Response to AllINeedIsCoffee (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 01:27 PM

77. K&R

Grate job FBI,
I wonder if the NSA helped?

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Response to AllINeedIsCoffee (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 01:38 PM

86. They were talking about it in the local news this morning

it left me believing they arrested some pimps here in Tulsa too.
rescued six children

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Response to AllINeedIsCoffee (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 01:42 PM

87. How awful!



I hope the children are given lots of counseling and support from here on out.

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Response to AllINeedIsCoffee (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 02:03 PM

90. K & R

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Response to AllINeedIsCoffee (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 03:31 PM

101. Good for them.

Maybe they can do something good after all.

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Response to AllINeedIsCoffee (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 03:33 PM

102. Why is the word pimps in quotation marks?

They are what they are. These are human rights violators.

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Response to AllINeedIsCoffee (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 04:17 PM

103. I hope they publish the photos of the johns in major papers

It's the "demand" for this shit that really blows me away. A small percentage of humans will be sick and evil, but the larger number of men who somehow deny that the girl they think is "freely" exchanging sex for money is 14 and coerced--or who don't bother to find out--just stuns me.

These are clearly not the supposedly empowered sex workers putting themselves through college or paying the bills as single parents that the pro-pornography crowd always trots out. If johns want to patronize them, so be it--but a crying or obviously drugged 13-year-old? Who could get an erection, let alone have an orgasm, while inflicting that kind of suffering?

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