As the president’s son is accused of not only producing pornography but sharing porn with someone named “Dad”, serious people within the government are ignoring the Elagabulus-like spectacle within the White House and are doing what they can to make America better.
Admittedly, given skyrocketing inflation, crippling fuel prices, and open borders, doing so is difficult, but the Department of Homeland Security just managed to win a major battle in the war against child trafficking, rescuing 70 children in the appropriately-named “Operation Lost Souls”. WLBT-TV, reporting on that operation, said:
Seventy missing children were recovered in a three-week operation called “Operation Lost Souls.” Homeland Security Investigations El Paso reports most of the missing children were found in West Texas.
The children were found in Midland, Odessa, El Paso, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Colorado, and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. The operation ran from the end of April through mid-May in El Paso, Midland, Ector, and Tom Green Counties. Many of the children were runaways and were between the ages of 10 and 17. Some children were victims of sex trafficking, and physical and sexual abuse.
Agencies have provided victim services and counseling to the recovered children and their families.
The Department of Homeland Security Investigations’ Deputy Special Agent in Charge Taekuk Cho., commenting on the operation, said:
“Operation Lost Souls exemplifies Homeland Security Investigations’ commitment to protecting the public from crimes of victimization. In this case, we are looking out for our children – our community’s most precious resource.
“HSI is committed to continue working with our law enforcement partners to locate, recover and help missing children heal, while ensuring that perpetrators are held responsible for these heinous crimes and brought to justice.”
Similarly, DPS Major Matthew Mull, commenting on the operation, said:
“At the Department of Public Safety, teamwork is one of our core values. We are grateful for all of our law enforcement partners who participated in this operation and who work around-the-clock every day to protect our communities, including our youth.”
Despite continued operations meant to shut it down, child trafficking is still a major issue in America. Though exact numbers of how many children are trafficked are hard to come by, Unicef noted that:
National Human Trafficking Hotline statistics show a 25 percent jump in human trafficking cases from 2017 to 2018. This includes sex and labor trafficking. Of the more than 23,500 runaways reported to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in 2018, 1 in 7 were likely victims of child sex trafficking.
While the clown show that is the White House continues to embarrass itself, at least there are some serious people left who are working to deal with the major problems America is facing right now.