Posted onMarch 17, 2022byifnm|Comments Off on Disney Employees, Judge Among 108 Arrested in Fla. Sting Operation Aiming to Catch Traffickers, Predators
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office, with the help of nonprofit and law enforcement partners, busted men and women from around the country, all now charged with sex-related offenses
An undercover investigation spearheaded by the
Polk County Sheriff’s Office in Florida led to the arrests of more than
100 people, all charged with crimes related to human trafficking,
prostitution and child predation.
Wednesday, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd held a press conference,
along with partners from neighboring law enforcement agencies and
nonprofit organizations, announcing the arrests of 108 men and women who
fell into detectives’ trap.
The sting operation, which began on March 8 and lasted six days, was named “Operation March Sadness 2.” Judd explained that the name was inspired by the NCAA March Madness tournament, for which basketball fans fill out brackets predicting which colleges will make it to the championship.
Posted onOctober 21, 2021byifnm|Comments Off on In tree rings and radioactive carbon, signs of the Vikings in North America
Wood at a settlement in Canada’s Newfoundland that was cut with metal tools helped researchers pinpoint when the Norse first reached the continent — well before Columbus.
Vikings from Greenland — the first Europeans to arrive in
the Americas — lived in a village in Canada’s Newfoundland exactly 1,000
years ago, according to research published Wednesday.
have known for many years that Vikings — a name given to the Norse by
the English they raided — built a village at L’Anse aux Meadows in
Newfoundland around the turn of the millennium. But a study published in Nature is the first to pinpoint the date of the Norse occupation.
The explorers — up to 100 people, both women and men — felled trees to build the village and to repair their ships, and the new study fixes a date they were there by showing they cut down at least three trees in the year 1021 — at least 470 years before Christopher Columbus reached the Bahamas in 1492.
Posted onSeptember 22, 2021byifnm|Comments Off on “To me getting gang raped was a REGULAR THING” (TRIGGER WARNING) – Video
Human trafficking is among the world’s fastest growing criminal enterprises and is estimated to be a $150 billion-a-year global industry. It is a form of modern day slavery that profits from the exploitation of our most vulnerable populations. One common misconception is that human trafficking requires movement across borders. In reality, it involves controlling a person or group through force, fraud, or coercion to exploit the victims for forced labor, sexual exploitation, or both.
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Posted onMay 14, 2021byifnm|Comments Off on Former DHS Official: Democrats Encourage Human Trafficking Because ‘They View Migrants as Future Democratic Voters’
Lora Ries, former acting deputy chief of staff at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), told Breitbart News on Thursday that the Biden administration, Democrat Party, and broader left enable human trafficking across the U.S.-Mexico border because they view incoming migrants from Central and South America as future Democrat voters.
Customs and Border Protection observed 185,000 “got aways” thus far
in the federal government’s current fiscal year, Ries noted. The federal
a “got away” and “an unlawful border crosser who – (A) is directly or
indirectly observed making an unlawful entry into the United States; (B)
is not apprehended; and; (C) is not a turn back.”
“As a comparison, in all of fiscal year 2020 there were 69,000 got
aways, so just seven months into this fiscal year, we are already triple
that number,” she noted on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily
with special guest host Jerome Hudson. “The [number of] illegal
immigrants who CBP is encountering continues to go up. The April
numbers are more than 178,000 illegal aliens. That’s a 944 percent
increase over April from last year.”
She continued, “These numbers are just shocking. They are historic. They are record-breaking, and anyone with eyes to see can watch people flowing over every single day in daylight. It’s quite bold, and clearly, the border is not secure. It is not closed, no matter what this White House says or no matter what Secretary Mayorkas says.”
Posted onMarch 14, 2021byifnm|Comments Off on Cartels Are Selling Children for $3,200 at Biden’s Open Border (Video)
On top of child smuggling, “we have all these pedophiles, rapists, and kidnappers being released into the United States,” Hernadez said. “This is not a Republican issue, not a Democrat issue. “This is an issue of evil.”
Investigative reporter Drew Hernandez reveals the immoral human smuggling operation along the border.
“The cartels will literally tell these people, ‘If you have a minor with you we’ll give you a lower price of $3,200,’” he told War Room, Friday. “’We’ll give you safe passage.’”
Posted onMarch 7, 2021byifnm|Comments Off on Dismantling of a Human Trafficking Organization
Investigators identified six sex and labor trafficking businesses throughout Southern California which were owned and operated by the suspects. Additionally, investigators identified a fashion boutique which was owned by the suspects to launder the proceeds from the illicit sex businesses. Proceeds from these businesses were funneled through the fashion boutique to make the proceeds appear legal so the suspects could pay car payments, mortgages, and other expenses.
Starting in January 2021, Human Trafficking Investigators assigned to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Special Crimes Unit received information that sex and labor trafficking was taking place at several massage parlors and skin care businesses in Ventura County. These businesses were owned and operated by a family living in the Inland Empire. These illicit businesses were being operated under fictitious names and were in the counties of Ventura, Riverside and San Bernardino.
As the investigation proceeded, investigators learned suspects primarily targeted women from Mexico to work in these illicit businesses, some of whom were living in Southern California on United States Refugee Visas. Investigators also learned the suspects utilized human smugglers to recruit women in Mexico and bring them into the United States to work in these illicit businesses. Once these women were recruited, sex advertisements were placed on various internet sites depicting them. These sex advertisements would describe pricing, the type of sexual encounter, and which illicit business the women were working. These advertisements were updated daily, and the females were rotated throughout the Southern California businesses owned by the suspects.
Posted onFebruary 26, 2021byifnm|Comments Off on Former USA Gymnastics Coach Kills Himself After Being Charged with Human Trafficking, Sexual Assault
Former USA Gymnastics coach John Geddert committed suicide after he was charged on Thursday with 24 counts of criminal misconduct, including human trafficking and sexual assault, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced.
State officials confirmed the news to WLNS CBS that the coach died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was 63 years old.
Geddert coached the 2012 U.S. women’s gold-winning Olympic team and worked
closely with Larry Nassar, the disgraced physician convicted of
multiple counts of criminal sexual conduct and child pornography that
owned and operated Twistars USA Gymnastics gym near Lansing, Michigan,
where Nassar also treated several gymnasts.
Geddert was charged with 14 counts of human trafficking and forced labor causing injury; six counts of human trafficking of a minor for forced labor; one count of continuing criminal enterprise; one count of second-degree criminal sexual conduct; and one count of lying to a police officer during a violent crime investigation.
Posted onFebruary 19, 2021byifnm|Comments Off on Human trafficking a $150B industry; ages 11-14 highly recruited (Video)
In the midst of the deadly coronavirus pandemic, a silent epidemic rages — human trafficking. It’s a $150 billion global industry, and southeast Wisconsin is a major hub. January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month.
Posted onAugust 12, 2020byifnm|Comments Off on ‘Spa’ raids in resort towns spark outrage over Mexico’s human trafficking problem
These cases, in what are supposed to be resort paradises, highlight Mexico’s not-so-secret human trafficking issue.
It was an unusual scene, especially for two Mexican cities known more for beaches and tourism.
“We want justice!” shouted dozens of people gathered at dawn outside a state courthouse in the beach resort of Cancun on Thursday last week. The crowd, mostly activists, students and human rights attorneys, was pleasantly surprised when their numbers increased by the arrival of members of a bikers’ club.
Several hours later, the same protesters showed up at another state courthouse in the nearby beach resort of Playa del Carmen, chanting the same message and adding another one: “No more impunity!”
In both cases, judges would hear evidence about the state’s biggest human trafficking raid in years, involving women from as far as Argentina and Germany who were allegedly tricked into working as prostitutes.