As identity politics ravages the country, U.S. Marshals courageously carried out scores of nationwide operations that rescued hundreds of human trafficking victims in at least 7 states. The victims? women, marginalized runaways and children that had been enslaved into a miserable servitude by criminals who used their bodies for profit.While Democrat cities riot and are allowed to burn it’s become fashionable or “woke” to despise and mischaracterize anyone with a badge. As crime in the cities rose, teams of Marshals quietly joined with dozens of other federal, state and local law enforcement officers to rescue these exploited souls.
As victims were liberated from the clutches of evil during these sweeps, their captors were arrested and charged with multiple felonies facing years in prison. These ops, with names such as “Operation Not Forgotten” and “Operation Patriot,” were carried out in areas of the Country usually thought to be relatively safe.
In Virginia —in a five-day law enforcement effort, dubbed “Operation Find Our Children,” throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia, resulted in the recovery of 27 previously missing children. The operation also confirmed the location of six additional children previously reported as missing but subsequently discovered by the U.S. Marshals Service as being in the custody of their legal guardian.
According to the Justice dept, the effort led by deputy U.S. Marshals from the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia, along with members of the U.S. Marshals Service Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force and special agents, police officers and detectives from numerous federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, more than 60 law enforcement investigators formed the primary team in Operation Find Our Children. They were joined by more than 50 employees from the Virginia Department of Social Services and a team of medical professionals and experts from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC).
In Ohio — in Toledo, Cleveland and Columbus — “Operation Autumn Hope” recently liberated 109 trafficking survivors, including 76 children. Among the 179 suspects arrested were both captors and customers looking to buy sex, often with a minor. That operation followed the August rescue of another 25 children under the age of 18.
This summer in New Orleans, LA – A U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) led a two-month effort called Operation ‘Summer Rescue’ in the New Orleans, metro area thathas resulted in the rescue recovery of 11 children.
In Georgia, “Operation Not Forgotten” carried out by U.S. Marshals and a task force of federal, state and local agencies recently located 39 missing children ages 3 to 17. Many were victims of sex trafficking. Nine suspects were arrested.
In Oklahoma, “Operation Triple Beam” stretched over two months. In the end, 262 people were arrested, mostly gang members (including six murder suspects), and five missing children were discovered. The kids are now in protective custody. Attorney General William Barr addressed what was driving crime : The Narcotics problem being imported from south of the border.
In Fort Bend County, Texas, near Houston, The operation dubbed “Operation Patriot” targeted sex trafficking organizations and sex buyers from Sept. 9 – 16. Forty-six individuals were arrested as a result of the operation, including six arrests for promotion of prostitution, 40 arrests for prostitution and six arrests for narcotics.
In Missouri, 2020 year to date, there have been 36 rescues and 106 arrests. The latest case stemmed from suspicious incidents at an Interstate 70 truck stop in tiny Oak Grove, east of Kansas City. Local police were able to rescue 10 women and three small children who are now in state care. The Missouri attorney general says his next sex trafficking target is Missouri’s illicit massage industry. Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced the new first of its kind The Hope Initiative, to combat human trafficking by targeting illicit massage businesses.
Sex trafficking is happening right here in the United States to the most innocent and vulnerable among us.
The U.S. Marshals Service, established in 1789, is the nation’s oldest federal law enforcement agency. In 2015, the service was authorized to assist in locating and recovering missing children. Today, the Marshals say their state-by-state operations to cripple this modern-day slave trade are ongoing.
While the mainstream media ignores these stories – more and more rescue operations are underway.
Operation not forgotten
Operation Find our children
Operation Summer rescue
Operation triple beam