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One-Day Human Trafficking Sting Operation Locates 123 Missing Kids In Michigan

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  • The Facts:

    The US Marshals Office conducted the 1-day 'Operation MISafeKid' in Wayne County, Michigan last week. It sought to identify and recover missing children from the area with an emphasis on locating victims of sex trafficking.

  • Reflect On:

    Is there reason to believe that some parts of our authority are earnestly making an effort to tackle and dismantle global human trafficking rings and find and protect victims? How much optimism should we have that things are really changing?

In a press release from October 3rd, the US Marshal’s Service made the following announcement under the title ‘New USMS Child Recovery Unit Recovers 123 Children During 1-Day Operation’:

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Detroit, MI – The U.S. Marshals Service – Detroit Missing Child Recovery Unit, U.S. Marshals Service Sex Offender Investigations Branch, Michigan State Police and law enforcement officers from Wayne County agencies participated in Operation MISafeKid, a missing juvenile sweep to identify and recover missing children from the area with an emphasis on locating victims of sex trafficking.

What I found of particular interest, in this case, is the emphasis being made that this operation was conducted in a single day for the purposes of ‘locating victims of sex trafficking.’ They implied that they were hoping to burst in on sex trafficking rings, rather than simply locate missing children in a general sense. The fact that 123 children were located in a single day means that there must have been a great many agents working together on this operation. In fact, the press release lists over 20 agencies/police departments that participated in the sting operation.

Some Children Were Not Lost

The point must be made that, upon closer examination, not all of the 123 children were actually lost. An unspecified number were reported as missing at one time and were still listed in police computers as missing. Police determined that their guardians failed to notify police when the children returned home. That information was not highlighted in the U.S. Marshals Service’s press release, which, in this regard, appears to have been worded to embellish the results of the initiative.

But I believe that this is not the fundamental issue to focus on. What is most important, in my mind, is whether or not this was a genuine effort on the part of the US Marshals Service to locate victims of child sex trafficking, to get information about and possibly apprehend child sex traffickers, and to most emphatically give hope to victims of child sex trafficking who may be able to seize opportunities to escape. This is given credence by the following statement in the press release: ‘The message to the missing children and their families that we wish to convey is that we will never stop looking for you.’

Orders From The Top

These words seem to echo those of President Trump and his administration, which finally appears to represent a presidency committed to dismantling global trafficking rings that are so powerful and pervasive that previously cowed administrations only paid lip service to the issue, if not overtly providing cover for these deeply entrenched criminal organizations.

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Executive Order #13818 entitled ‘Executive Order Blocking the Property of Persons Involved in Serious Human Rights Abuse or Corruption’ issued by Donald Trump in December of 2017 has been written directly to facilitate the efforts of the Department of Justice and law enforcement agencies to pursue and prosecute transnational trafficking rings. In this video from the Human Trafficking Summit in February 2018, Jeff Sessions confirms the strong commitment and details the strong actions already taken by this administration:

We work in partnership with the Department of Homeland Security and our partners in Mexico, through a bilateral, anti-trafficking initiative aimed at dismantling transnational trafficking networks, because human trafficking, of course, is often a transnational crime. The day I was sworn in as Attorney General, President Trump sent me an executive order to dismantle these trans-national criminal organizations. It is a high priority of ours. You can be sure this includes human trafficking rings.

In fiscal year 2017, the Department of Justice secured convictions of nearly 500 traffickers. We brought a record number of cases last year, charging more than 550 defendants, some of those are still pending, these cases involved all forms of human trafficking…We’ve seen increases in cases filed, defendants charged, and defendants convicted, and we’re going to keep working at it.

I hope that it will shine a light on a problem that is all too often kept in the shadows.

Fight For The Narrative

The video below gives a good idea of the method and scope of Operation MISafeKid, where Sergeant Sara Krebs of the Michigan State Police Missing Person’s Unit explains the main point of emphasis of the one-day sting operation was “…not only to recover children that have gone missing, but the underlying tone in this was to find the hidden victims of sex trafficking.”

The video explains that once a child is recovered, the next step is to ask a series of questions to find out if they were being groomed for sex trafficking. “Who did they stay with, did somebody pay for them to stay somewhere, did they do favors for them, did they give them drugs?”

It was reported that of the children found, 3 of them showed evidence of involvement in trafficking, and case files were opened for each. It was not reported whether any traffickers were identified, found, or if leads to trafficking rings were obtained. But this is likely to be the type of information that would need to be kept secret.

Clearly, it seems, there was a desire to put out the message that there is an earnest effort to uncover and dismantle human trafficking rings and locate missing children, a message that does not seem to be ringing through the airwaves of mainstream media. A search for this story on the internet did not come up with the usual ‘high-search-priority’ suspects led by CNN and co. Most of the coverage was from local affiliates such as the video above, which begs the question: does mainstream media not want to report on efforts to seriously challenge human trafficking rings, or get the message out to victims of child sex trafficking to have hope because these committed organizations ‘will never stop looking for you’? I guess the question answers itself.

The Takeaway

Though I could be wrong, it seems like things are changing ‘out there’, and concrete attempts are being made by positive forces, as Jeff Sessions said, to ‘shine a light on a problem that is all too often kept in the shadows.’ Our own initiative to shine light upon the darkness, not only in the outside world but upon our inner world, is an important part of our self-discovery as individuals and as a collective, and is inevitably needed if we are to create a world from the highest vision of our desires.

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Al Sharpton Cancels NYC ‘Vaccine Forum’ Amid Pressure From Physicians – But It’s Happening Anyway

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  • The Facts:

    Amid pressure from scientists and physicians, Al Sharpton cancels vaccine forum event aimed at educating the public about potential vaccine dangers. But the event is still on in a new location!

  • Reflect On:

    Why such a concerted effort from the establishment to shut down public events aimed at educating people about safety concerns regarding vaccines? If there was nothing to hide, why shut them down so aggressively?

The Rev. Al Sharpton and the National Action Network were set to host a “vaccine forum” on Oct 19th, 2019 in Harlem that would feature speakers focused on raising awareness about vaccine injuries and lack of vaccine safety.

The event was going to take place at National Action Network’s headquarters on 145th Street, and Sharpton was slated to welcome guests, alongside Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who is currently suing New York State for removing the option for parents to exercise religious exemptions to vaccines.

After the event was shut down at NAN due to pressure from prominent vaccine supporters, the location was moved to an Assembly Hall at Riverside Church. (More details below.)

Dr. Peter Hotez, who has refused to publicly debate Robert F Kennedy Jr on the matters of vaccine safety, was one of the individuals trying to shut down the event. When speaking of Sharpton he stated:

“His organization should not be hosting this event,” he said. “He should not be appearing at this event. This is an event which is intended to deliberately work towards depriving kids in Harlem of their life-saving vaccines and to make parents question the safety of those vaccines.”

Not all share Hotez’s opinion that vaccines are a safe, one size fits all pharmaceutical. And there is much evidence to support those doubts. Hence why the vaccine awareness movement is rapidly growing, it’s evidence based and that’s becoming more obvious as each day goes by.

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If there was no evidence vaccines come with serious dangers, this argument would have died out years ago. Take for example the resurgence of topics like flat earth, it had celebrity backing and was an internet phenomenon, but it died off quickly as there simply is no evidence to support the idea. With vaccines, it’s much different. More and more prominent, credible and credentialed individuals are joining the movement because the evidence continues to mount. Their goal is to assess vaccine safety and stop government from trying to force vaccines on everyone due to pharmaceutical pressures.

Dr. Sean O’Leary with the American Academy of Pediatrics also outspoken about the event:

“Just when we get done with the measles outbreak, actions like this threaten the public’s health by starting another measles outbreak, […] Here, in another part of New York City, we have folks ready to go into a community and spread more misinformation and pseudoscience.”

Again, more misinformed and opinionated statements from individuals that perhaps are simply not attempting to see the truth or who are pressured not to speak the truth. The body of evidence that expresses the lack of vaccine safety is vast. For example, a pilot study by the Federal Agency for Health Care Research found that 1 in 39 kids are injured by vaccines in some way, contrary to the estimate put forth by the CDC that suggests 1 in a million are injured –  that’s quite the gap.

It brings up the question, if there is nothing to hide in the actions of pharmaceutical companies, why are they protected by laws from ever being sued for vaccine injuries and harm? Why are public debates on the issue always cancelled? Why does the media work so hard to turn people to question things into ‘antivaxxers?’ Why do we (CE) had our reach limited on Facebook and receive ‘fake news’ strikes every time we report on vaccines? – even when the information is completely fact based…

Because there is something to hide here. If there was nothing to hide, big pharma and their control over congress, government, media, some scientists and doctors would not be working so hard to shut down people who have figured out the truth.

“It is a grave warning sign for American democracy that the pharmaceutical industry is now so powerful that it can silence debate, even in the traditional heart of civil rights activism” – Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

If you are in the New York area, you can attend this free public event to understand more about vaccines safety on October 19th,  2019.

Speakers include: Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.; Sheila Ealey; John Gilmore; Dr. Phil Valentine; Curtis Cost; Dr. Lawrence Palevsky; Reverend Walter Sotelo; Mary Holland; Gary Null; Mitchel Cohen; and many more.

The event time and location is as follows:

Saturday, October 19th, 1:00-4:0 p.m.
Assembly Hall at Riverside Church
91 Claremont Avenue, New York, NY

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Tulsi Gabbard Just Called Hillary Clinton The “Embodiment Of Corruption” And Much More

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    Hillary Clinton just referred to Tulsi Gabbard as a Russian asset in an interview. Tulsi comes back at her on Twitter, exposing the true face of Clinton.

  • Reflect On:

    Is it not important we have more public conversations about the true nature of the politicians we vote for?

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has recently suggested that she thinks Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, is being “groomed” by Russia to run as a third-party candidate in 2020. Of course, she supplied no evidence of this, but using “Russia” in any sentence in the US is a sure-fire way of striking fear in people about someone.

In an interview with David Plouff, Obama’s former campaign manager, Clinton said:

“They’re also going to do third-party again, “I’m not making any predictions, but I think they’ve got their eye on someone who’s currently in the Democratic primary and are grooming her to be the third-party candidate. She’s the favorite of the Russians. They have a bunch of sites and bots and other ways of supporting her so far.”

Again, step out of part politics for a second, are we really going to pretend this is about parties and not the global elite being upset at someone who’s ruining their show? Think about it, Clinton used Facebook, Google, YouTube and almost every media outlet in the US to manipulate the public into thinking she was a viable candidate. Trump was keen to use social media, and played the role of causing drama, but at least he was transparent about it. Clinton on the other hand, is precisely what Gabbard stated about her in a follow-up Tweet to Clinton’s remarks.

When it comes to the US’ involvement in war, which Gabbard has been rightly critical about, she has also said that Trump “has the blood of the Kurds on his hands” but explained that she holds both parties responsible for supporting what she described as a “regime-change war.” Accurately seeing that this is not about parties but about deep state agendas.

The Takeaway

As we often say in step 1 of The CE Protocol, we have to break the illusion of the world around us. Events like this indicate that there is a greater desire for people to speak up and expose what many people have known for a long time but has never received the attention it deserves. Gabbard in this case is helping the American public see more clearly the true nature of some of the politicians at play and the actions they take.

When we learn to see these actions more clearly we can call into question whether or not our voting processes or systems are truly representative of what people want or whether they are just there to tell a story to the people – one that isn’t true – so money and power can be made and maintained at the elite level.

Needing to have open and public conversations about this type of stuff, moving beyond the mainstream media created celebrity status of various candidates, is important so that people can begin to see the truth – see the person behind the mask. This is partly what people see with Trump, the truth of what politicians look like, act like and where their agendas lie. It’s all laid bare. Whether or not you agree or disagree with it is up to you to decide, because at least now it can be seen clearly. Especially if you avoid mainstream media’s coverage of it.

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This is Not A Movie, It’s October 1st, 2019 In Hong Kong

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  • The Facts:

    Protests in Hong Kong rose to many tense moments over the past few months. This video footage shows clashes between riot police and protesters on Kowloon’s Nathan Road.

  • Reflect On:

    Have people reached a breaking point when it comes to how often they are not heard by governments?

In the video below, what looks like a Hollywood movie is the reality just a couple of weeks ago in Hong Kong. Riot police and protesters have been clashing for months as the streets become filled with hundreds of tear gas canisters and Molotov cocktails. Having covered the G20 summit in Toronto, these scenes appear much more tense than what I saw during those protests, and even those were filled with vandalism, pepper spray, burning cars and rubber bullets.

We’ve covered the Hong Kong protests a couple of times here on CE, including a full segment on CETV here.

There are obviously two perspectives as to what is going on, the Mainland China perspective and that of the Hong Kong protesters who feel Mainland China is acting wrongly. From the perspective of Mainland China, the protests in Hong Kong are fundamentally the result of Western interference and attempts at a ‘soft recolonization’ of Hong Kong. Their arguments have some merit.

From the Hongkongers perspective,  tensions rose after the introduction of an extradition bill that threatened residents’ freedoms. Protesters are demanding Hong Kong’s chief executive Carrie Lam resigns. They are also calling for:

  • The complete withdrawal of the proposed extradition bill
  • The government to withdraw the use of the word “riot” in relation to protests
  • The unconditional release of arrested protesters and charges against them dropped
  • An independent inquiry into police behaviour
  • Implementation of genuine universal suffrage

As with many things people are feeling at the moment, big government has been overreaching for quite some time, and freedoms continue to be cut while quality of life in our fast-paced modern society diminishes. What we must remember when viewing these issues is we can’t singularly look at each one and determine whether it’s right or wrong so easily. People are exposed to ‘hits’ from every direction to their wallets, freedom, health, lifestyle and psyche and our world is reflecting the feeling that ‘enough is enough.’

Since much of the time we aren’t sure what else to do, people fight back, they do what they think will lead them to being heard and having a solution brought forth. is this the best way forward? Perhaps not, but when it becomes clear to people that their governments and the voting process do not work in their benefit nor favor, this is sometimes what they revert to.

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Video credit: Tom Grundy/HKFP

More at http://www.hongkongfp.com – Hong Kong’s only not-for-profit, independent English-language news source.

H/T: Twisted Sifter

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