Americans are living in an Orwellian state argue Academy Award-winning director Oliver Stone and historian Peter Kuznick, as they sit down with us to discuss US foreign policy and the Obama administration's disregard for the rule of law.
Thursday, January 3, 2013
By ALICIA A. CALDWELL
WASHINGTON - More than 200 adults have been arrested in an international investigation of child pornography, Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Thursday.
The agency's director, John Morton, said 123 child victims were identified during the five-week investigation, which ended in early December. ICE and local authorities found 110 victims in 19 U.S. states, while the others were living in six countries elsewhere.
Morton declined to provide specific details about which foreign countries were involved, saying only that there were some cases in Mexico.
The investigation, dubbed "Operation Sunflower," was part of ICE's effort to find and rescue victims, and arrest abusers and people who make or transmit child pornography.
"We have to attack child exploitation relentlessly and together. There is no other way, there is no other answer," Morton said. "It is a wrong among wrongs. We are literally defending the defenseless."
Morton also announced arrest warrants for two unidentified adults charged in Los Angeles with molesting a girl who appeared in online photos to be about 13 when she was abused. The man and woman were identified only as "John Doe" and "Jane Doe" and authorities believe they may have been in the San Fernando Valley area north of Los Angeles when they abused the girl. Photos of the abuse investigators found online are believed to be about 11 years old, Morton said.
The victims ranged in age from less than 1 to 17 years old. Morton said 44 of the victims were living with their accused abusers.
Among those arrested were 51-year-old [name withheld], of Pageland, S.C., who is accused of producing child pornography using a 6-year-old girl. [name withheld] who has pleaded not guilty, was arrested Nov. 8 and is facing federal charges. His attorney, Michael Allen Meetze, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
[name withheld], 54, of Eastpointe, Mich., was arrested Nov. 27 on charges of possession and receipt of child pornography. Investigators found a video in his home of two underage girls showering at his house when they served a warrant at his home. [name withheld] was a court security officer and formerly a reserve police officer in Michigan.
[name withheld] has not entered a plea, according to court records. His attorney, Robert S. Harrison, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
In Fresno, Calif., 26-year-old [name withheld], a convicted sex offender, was arrested Nov. 6 on federal charges of distribution and possession of child pornography. ICE said a 7-year-old mentally disabled girl was rescued. According to court records, [name withheld] was in federal custody and has not entered a plea. His attorney, Victor Chavez, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
So what ever happened to all the FBI and other government officials who were busted in a child porn sting? That seems to have been buried under the rug.
SD - South Dakota continues to ignore constitutional rights and grand stands to make themselves look like they are actually doing something!
PIERRE - Federal authorities recently certified that South Dakota’s Sex Offender Registration continues to implement the provisions of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA). Attorney General Marty Jackley says sex offender registration and community notification are an important part of his office’s work to improve the safety of the state’s citizens. He says in coming years, the state will continue to enforce registry compliance. South Dakota completed the renewal process in November and the Department of Justice has reaffirmed the status.
South Dakota was the fourth registry in the nation to be certified. The compliancy rate in the state is 98.5%. The A.G.’s office says that 3,052 sex offenders reside in the state with just 47 identified instances of non-compliance. State law requires those convicted of sex crimes to register as a sex offender within three business days of coming into any county to live. Sex offenders must re-register every six months. The Attorney General’s office works closely with local law enforcement and prosecutors to update the registry.
Last year, the state entered into agreements with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe to become registered entities of SORNA. The agreements allow the tribes to maintain their own offender registries and have their sex offender’s data submitted electronically to be included into the South Dakota Sex Offender Registry.
The following is the comments we left on the article, which we are sure will be deleted, that is why we are posting them here.
And they continue to ignore their oath of office to defend the Constitutional rights of everybody, including ex-sex offenders, just to help themselves look "tough" on crime while actually doing nothing.
The sex offender registry is nothing more than an online hit-list for vigilantes to use to target ex-sex offenders and their families for harassment, or worse, and it's been known to happen, and is increasing:
The registry doesn't protect anybody or prevent crime, and neither does the residency restrictions, which only force people into exile, homelessness and joblessness.
And if you really wanted to protect children, then, like the Adam Walsh CHILD PROTECTION and Safety Act suggests, you'd put all criminals who harm children on the registry, not just those that include sex of exposure of some form.
Why not have a registry for all criminals so we can all have the right to know where all the criminals live around us? If it saves one child, isn't it worth it?
Or are you just using ex-sex offenders as today's scapegoat, and to help yourselves look "tough" on crime and make money for those who exploit sex, children and criminal records for their own personal gain?
This is clearly public indecency, so the question is, since it's an airport, and I'm sure kids were present and probably saw it, will he be arrested and put on the sex offender registry, or will he get slapped on the wrist because he's a celebrity? I think we all know the answer to that question, and judging from the link below, we were right. What about the public indecency?
- 'TWILIGHT' ACTOR Charged with Public Intoxication
- 'TWILIGHT' ACTOR - WHIMPERING ARREST VIDEO ... It's a Pisser
- 'TWILIGHT' ACTOR - I'm NO Airport Urinator!