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Brandon Darby, previously an FBI informant, is speaking out on the DOJ's hesitancy to help human trafficking victims, particularly minors. Read more of his shocking account.
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 inve
Laster and I presented dozens of cases to the FBI. Many of the cases involved minors who were being forced to have sex with adults for monetary reasons under the threat of violence from human traffickers. Special Agent X worked diligently to record our information and initiate investigations. Laster and I educated ourselves further on guidelines and protocols that the DOJ used in handling such cases. We felt assured by our research that it was a matter of law and a matter of internal policy that the FBI had to investigate and act on cases where minors were identified as being involved. All seemed well.
An Unwilling DOJ
But the majority of the cases we worked on with Special Agent X never turned into investigations for the FBI—even the ones involving children that the FBI was mandated to act on. Special Agent X was shipped to a different part of the United States and was forbidden to work on human trafficking issues any further, even though the guidelines had been followed. I was deactivated without cause (meaning in good standing). As of press time, the new special agent assigned to Laster returned her call but hasn’t communicated with her about the cases. Laster has also not been fully reimbursed by the FBI for time and expenses she incurred at its request.
As an apex law enforcement agency, they were not required by federal law to notify ICE in the same way that local or state agencies were required. The issues were much more complex with the FBI. The FBI was able to launch investigations on their own, thus ensuring a thorough investigation with proper charges would be possible for the perpetrators of such modern-day human slavery. Unfortunately, the FBI lacked the proper resources and ability to provide the short-term and intermediate safe shelter for the victims they and their informants rescued. The FBI was dependent on the U.S. Attorneys’ Office to designate the victims as witnesses before resources were available to the victims. This dependence on the U.S. Attorneys’ Office for short-term and intermediate resources seemed to be the clog preventing freedom and safety for many trafficking victims based on my research and the FBI agents and assistant U.S. attorneys I spoke with. Human traffickers often targeted illegal aliens who were already in the United States, or would kidnap and bring unwilling citizens from other countries across the United States’ porous border. Therefore, various types of visas would have to be made available for many victims if their testimony was needed to prosecute and neutralize the perpetrators of the slavery. However, other human trafficking victims were U.S. citizens who were either suffering from various addictions or were teenage runaways. Both Laster and I saw the same DOJ hesitancy to help in both groups.
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.
Originally posted by bigfatfurrytexan
reply to post by jibeho
I think that there is a very large portion of the world that has no problem having sex with minors. I would also postulate that a large portion of the world is sociopathic.
It is unfortunate that so many Americans live under the illusion that our various police agencies are working for the good of the people and possess the minimal competencies that they are wrongfully given credit for.
Originally posted by LittleBlackEagle
once you mentioned Eric Holder, it pretty much should be all we need to know. i don't think i have ever read more dirt on one person in my life, no one more corrupt nor tied in with tptb, than him.
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Originally posted by Unity_99
You say its a shame that so many Americans are under this illusion, (considering they are the only legal employer and funder), so if that illusion pops for them, what? What would happen? I don't know whether you're saying they need to wake up and stop it, or if you think people should accept this corruption?
Also, on this note. Why should they have to? Why should they not expect their employees are decent people doing their job too? Why should citizens have to be nonstop slaves funding the system, often double incomes so children are TALKING TO THE HAND and raised without love, and somehow pull off nonstop monitoring their employees and dealing with their continual lack of humanity, ethics and imcompancy? I think this is a little much to dump on overworked employers who are used by these immature brats as slaves.
So do the employers/slaves/slash overworked, exhausted working class ever get to enjoy time off, spend it with their children and families and be happy, and their employees are expected to do their job with honor and excellence and competency.
Or what are saying when you say they need to wake up.
I just see a whole crap load of corruption that needs to lose its pensions and be deal with, for its not acceptable.
Seems investigation-worthy, and if there is anything to the story... (as I am inclined to suspect) this should not be the end of the discussion on the matter. I would however like to see how the MSM will treat this (if at all.) It seems our national "law enforcement" arm and ancillary operations (plus those around the world) are disconcertingly 'disengaged' when it comes to human slavery.. you would think they would love to get on their public relations kick about stopping this... as opposed to apparently manufacturing near-miss terror events.