If you think human sex trafficking is something found in Mexico, you’d be right. But if you think it’s something only found south of the border and not in America, you’d be dangerously wrong.
On Wednesday night, TheBlaze TV’s “For the Record” show revealed just how much the sex trafficking industry has seeped into America.
But before that show aired, Glenn Beck interviewed a former Mexican congresswoman who unfortunately knows all too well about the horrors the industry has wreaked on the women of Mexico and America.
Meet Rosi Orozco. She’s been fighting the sex slave industry in Mexico for years. But she’s also sounding the alarm of how the industry is moving into America from across the border. She explained how for some it’s as easy as using a tunnel, and even detailed how one of the “most dangerous” pimps was caught after setting up shop in Atlanta, GA.
Still, her most disturbing story involved that of a 9-year-old girl. That girl was taken by a group in Baja California in 2010.
“She was dancing in a church. She is a beautiful, beautiful creature — a beautiful human being,” she explained.
According to Orozco, the police investigation has indicated she was abducted and sold to a some men in America.
Read and see more here.
On Wednesday, May 8 at 8:00 p.m. EST, TheBlaze’s new, hard-hitting documentary series “For The Record” will take on two sobering human rights issues, beginning with the plight of Christians in the Middle East.
As Islamists grow in strength under the stewardship of the Muslim Brotherhood, their crusade to purge Egypt of its Coptic Christian community by way of persecution, harassment, rapes, forced conversions and outright slaughter has stepped up its intensity.
Yet the mainstream media has all but ignored that roughly 100,000 Christian Copts have fled their native land due to the “Arab Spring.”
“For The Record” will feature first-hand accounts from brave men and women inside Egypt who have risked their own lives to shed light on how women are being kidnapped and raped, while children taken from their parents.
In fact, a mass-exodus of Christians from Islamic countries is currently underway. Coptic Christian Raymond Ibrahim, who chronicles the community’s persecution in his new book, “Crucified Again: Exposing Islam’s New War on Christians reported Tuesday that millions of Christians are “being displaced from one end of the Islamic world to the other.”
“We are reliving the true history of how the Islamic world, much of which prior to the Islamic conquests was almost entirely Christian, came into being,” he wrote.
Even the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom noted that “the flight of Christians out of the region is unprecedented and it’s increasing year by year.”
It went on to state that “Christians might disappear altogether from Iraq, Afghanistan, and Egypt.”
Read more here.
Why Speaking Out Is Necessary
My experiences of working undercover with the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force have been well-documented by the media, as has my conversion from a prominent left-of-center activist to a tea party activist who advocates for law enforcement and for our nation.
I was an operational human source, commonly referred to by the public as a type of informant, for the FBI. The FBI has had special agents testify under oath that I was trustworthy and reliable and that my information was always accurate and never deceptive. They also testified under oath that my motivations were deemed to be moral and ideological, not financial. These factors categorized me as a “trusted source,” meaning my words were capable of initiating the FBI to assign resources to request warrants be issued. I have refrained from speaking on issues surrounding my experiences with the FBI, except in matters they have chosen to make public or otherwise ensured me would not have an effect on an ongoing investigation. I have also refrained from discussing any involvement with the FBI since the much-publicized 2009 trial of far Left would-be bombers in which I was the star witness for the FBI and the United States Attorneys’ Office.
It’s no secret that I have retained relationships within the FBI and that I have utilized these relationships for the purposes of helping citizens report crimes or terroristic activity. I have not discussed the fact that I was reactivated as an operational human source for the purpose of aiding the FBI’s efforts to stop human trafficking. In other words, I went back undercover. I am now speaking out without the approval or consent of the FBI due to the gross lack of concern or action from the Justice Department overall to stop known cases of children being trafficked by criminals for the purposes of sex and profits. Another former FBI human source, Dottie Laster, joins me in an effort to hold the DOJ accountable for neglecting the children we know to be sex slaves. Defending the men and women who serve in the FBI and other agencies under the United States Department of Justice has been a central effort in my life since my identity was revealed in connection with the aforementioned trial. I have, however, refrained from defending the politically appointed leadership and their executive managers within the organizations. It is unfortunate that my conscience now mandates I speak out about the leadership’s decisions and priorities. It is unfortunate that I must break from keeping with the culture of silence so prevalent in federal law enforcement agencies under the DOJ.
Untangling the Knots
Laster, a longtime advocate for the victims of human trafficking, contacted me seeking understanding as to why the Justice Department seemingly had little interest in pursuing investigations where slavery was involved. She initially asked me why I would defend such entities when they were refusing to help the victims she worked with. I explained to her that there was surely something we could do as citizens, and I began to research the matter. I discussed the issue with various federal agents and others employed by or otherwise under the umbrella of the DOJ. I learned that the majority of law enforcement agencies did not take on human trafficking investigations due to complications arising from interacting with Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Agencies that received federal funding were required by federal law to inform ICE of any such investigations and cooperate with them. Unfortunately, ICE would frequently act unilaterally and raid the facility that was being investigated. This made any substantial long-term investigation impossible. ICE has a very thin charter, and removing possible illegal aliens took priority over prosecutable cases. If ICE engaged in a raid too soon, the local agency investigating the possible human trafficking was left with little evidence for prosecutions and therefore wasted much needed dollars and work hours. The end result of this dynamic was human traffickers walking away with little consequence, free to continue their enterprise, and law enforcement agencies that shied away from launching such investigations.
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Brandon Darby has delivered serious allegations today at Townhall.com. Darby has revealed that he has been working undercover for the past eight months with the Federal Bureau of Investigation on human trafficking cases. To his dismay, Darby watched as the cases and evidence presented to the FBI were not investigated. Many of these cases involved the sex trafficking of minors.
Crimes involving minors are meant to trigger an immediate and swift response by the FBI. Instead, these cases were not pursued by the Bureau–and Darby began a quest to find out why such serious crimes were being overlooked by the trusted law enforcement agency.
The conclusions of his own investigation have led Darby, along with another trusted FBI informant, to come forward with disturbing and serious allegations against the FBI and Department of Justice leadership.
Darby alleges that the politically appointed leaders and their executive managers within the FBI neglected their duty to human trafficking victims, particularly sex trafficked minors. Darby concludes further that someone within the FBI changed internal reports to remove one or more victims’ designation as a minor, so that the FBI and DOJ would not be obligated to act immediately.
In addition, Darby contends that abuses of power amounting to retribution on the part of FBI leadership against federal agents have resulted in the mistreatment of one or more federal agents, and have affected the integrity of investigations and the well-being of the public at large.
Read more here.