‘Prostitution Is Not a Victimless Crime’: 160 Caught in FL Sex Sting Including Teachers, Deputy Police Chief, Disney Worker

9/12/2022 02:44:24 PM Steve Warren

A sex sting operation in Florida resulted in 160 arrests during a week-long human trafficking operation, including a Georgia deputy police chief, a correctional officer, two high school teachers, and a Disney employee.  

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office announced during a press conference Friday that the seven-day undercover operation, “Operation Fall Haul 2,” uncovered two trafficking victims. It also identified another five possible victims during the operation that began on Aug. 30. 

According to the sheriff’s office, those who traveled to engage in prostitution were screened by detectives and social services organizations to determine if they were being trafficked or exploited by others. A follow-up will be conducted with those victims who are suspected to be sex trafficked or exploited.

“The online prostitution industry enables traffickers and allows for the continued victimization of those who are being trafficked,” Sheriff Grady Judd said at a news conference. “Our goal is to identify victims, offer them help, and arrest those who are fueling the exploitation of human beings (Johns) and those profiting from the exploitation of human beings.”

“Prostitution is not a victimless crime,” Judd added. “It results in exploitation, disease, dysfunction, drug and alcohol addiction, violence, and broken families.”

Florida means business. rh

Trump-Endorsed Kari Lake Shreds Joe Biden And Local Media During Presser In Response To “The Most Absurd, Obscene Address I’ve Ever Seen A President Give” (VIDEO)

Trump-Endorsed Arizona Republican Gubernatorial Nominee Kari Lake took on the liberal media outside of her campaign headquarters on Thursday night to respond to Joe Biden’s hateful rhetoric against the American people and discuss her America First agenda. Patriots lined up behind Kari’s podium with Kari lake flags and signs to demonstrate their support and watch…

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THAT WAS QUICK… JOE BIDEN WALKS BACK SICK ATTACKS ON MAGA: ‘I Don’t Consider Any Trump Supporter a Threat to the Country’

On Thursday night Joe Biden launched an open attack on President Trump and his supporters — 75 million Americans! Joe Biden calls MAGA Republicans “a clear and present danger to our democracy.” Biden added, “MAGA Republicans embrace anger, thrive on chaos, live in shadow of lies.” And this, “History tells us a blind loyalty to…

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Democrats Are Evil

This will be short and sweet. Democrats hate the American system and are in the process of trying to destroy our country

. Who shuts down a pipeline then gives oil to China?

Who tells parents they are terrorist if they want to have a say in their children’s education?

Who forces people to get vaccinated and then we learn (as I knew all along) it doesn’t work and may lead to illness and death?

Who leaves $Billions in Afghanistan?

Who let’s Iran get a nuclear bomb?

Who wants to kill babies?

Who pushes trans gender to children and mutilates their bodies?

Who lost a laptop of Hunter Biden? Democrat run FBI.

DEMOCRATS – Woe unto those who call evil good and good evil. Isaiah 5:20

You nay say that is too harsh some democrats don’t believe those policies. Really? Then why did you vote for it? If you don’t like it leave the party and it would dissolve. Somebody likes and votes for all this.

PROVE ME WRONG!! rh

Politics or Religion

The answer is both. We as Christians are called out into the world. We are salt and light. When Christians sit in the church and say politics is too dirty, I don’t want to get involved, I’m just going to stay in my four walls and pray, God will do the rest. They are missing the main point of Christianity. God wants a partnership with humanity, he wants to use us as salt and light to tear down the strongholds of evil and plant the flag of freedom and liberty to all people.

Some churches are waking up, they realize that we have sat around and allowed evil to overcome good. If the gates of Hell, according Matthew 16, shall not prevail against the church, then why are we sitting around doing nothing. We have misunderstood the meaning of that verse. That verse means the Church will be coming against evil. Evil will not prevail as we make advancements and take our rightful place in this world.

We should rule and reign with Christ even now in the spiritual world. We have been given the authority of Christ. We are to go out and fight to reclaim our heritage as a Christian nation.

Every day, and just yesterday I had someone tell me the same thing that I hear over and over. We are in a spiritual fight for this country. So very true! I don’t know about you but I plan on winning this battle. rh

Governor DeSantis, the Raid on Trump, and the Rule of Law—Part II

Rob Natelson

In this Part II of my two-part series on the rule of law, I was going to explain how the rule of law is declining in America. But Monday’s massive FBI raid on former President Donald Trump’s residence for alleged misuse of government documents—after the FBI gave Hillary Clinton a pass for a similar offense—has made my case for me.

In Part I, I summarized an Aug. 4 executive order (pdf) issued by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. It suspended from office one Andrew Warren, a “woke” prosecutor who refused to enforce certain laws with which he disagreed.

I explained that DeSantis (or his staff) crafted his order in a way that forestalled any credible line of attack from the liberal-propaganda media. I added that the order may help reverse a current drop in respect for the rule of law.

In this Part II, I’ll explain what the rule of law is, why it’s important, and provide further evidence—if any is necessary—of how it has deteriorated.

What is the Rule of Law and Why is it Important?

Compliance with the rule of law means that (1) legal standards are clear, enforced, and reasonably stable, (2) officials comply with and enforce those standards, and (3) the judicial system is impartial, fair, and reasonably efficient. When the rule of law is respected, a citizen can usually predict the consequences of following, or violating, legal standards.

Without the rule of law, democratic self-governance is impossible. When officials violate, or refuse to enforce, measures adopted by the people and the people’s representatives, those officials undermine democracy. That’s why Gov. DeSantis accused Warren of “usurping the province of the Florida Legislature.”

Without the rule of law, economic prosperity is also impossible. Legal standards must be clear and predictable before investors will risk capital and before entrepreneurs commit their time and creativity. When rules are fuzzy, unevenly enforced, or subject to random change, investors and entrepreneurs shy away.

In the years immediately before adoption of the U.S. Constitution, demagogic politicians had weakened the rule of law in some states. One reason the Founders adopted the Constitution was to shore up the rule of law. In No. 44 of “The Federalist,” James Madison wrote:

“The sober people of America are weary of the fluctuating policy which has directed the public councils. They have seen with regret and indignation that sudden changes and legislative interferences, in cases affecting personal rights, become jobs [i.e., opportunities for unfair gain] in the hands of enterprising and influential speculators, and snares to the more-industrious and less informed part of the community. They have seen, too, that one legislative interference is but the first link of a long chain of repetitions, every subsequent interference being naturally produced by the effects of the preceding. They very rightly infer, therefore, that some thorough reform is wanting, which will banish speculations on public measures, inspire a general prudence and industry, and give a regular course to the business of society.”

The New Decline in the Rule of Law

The disparity of official treatment of Trump and Clinton is but a vignette in a much wider mural. A 2021 international survey shows that the United States has dropped to 27th place among all nations in its respect for the rule of law (pdf). Another survey observes that in the United States, “the judicial appointments process has become increasingly politicized. A troubling and growing tendency of federal governance by the unaccountable administrative state empowered by presidential decrees has undermined public confidence in the rule of law. Public perceptions of corruption and distrust of institutions have been rising in recent years.”

Our decline toward third-world status began in earnest during the presidency of Barack Obama (2009–2017). His administration was marred by a frenzy of opaque economic regulations; raw favoritism for some business interests over others; politicization of law enforcement; and massive, inscrutable statutes of questionable constitutionality. Among those statutes were the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and the Dodd-Frank financial regulation law.

Moreover, Obama repeatedly issued executive orders punching holes in federal statutes addressing drugs, immigration, and health care. As noted in Part I, this conduct violates a core principle of Anglo-American constitutionalism.

As the cases of Trump, Clinton, and Andrew Warren all illustrate, another aspect of the decline has been the biasing of the law enforcement process. In 2012, the constitutionality of the federal Defense of Marriage Act—reaffirming traditional one man/one woman marriage—was pending before the Supreme Court. Attorneys general are obligated to defend the laws enacted by their legislatures, but Eric Holder, Obama’s attorney general, refused to do so. In fact, he joined the opposition.

Other attorneys general and prosecutors followed Holder’s sordid example. Another miscreant was Roy Cooper, then attorney general of North Carolina, who refused to defend his state constitution’s “one man/one woman” rule. This may well have contributed to the 2015 Supreme Court decision, which on markedly weak reasoning, narrowly struck down traditional marriage rules such as North Carolina’s (pdf).

Prosecutors responded to the highly destructive Black Lives Matter/Antifa rioters with indulgence, but savagely to the less-destructive Capitol Hill riot. While prosecutors have been unrelenting in their pursuit of Trump associates, they showed no interest in enforcing federal law against leftist protesters harassing Republican-appointed (and only Republican-appointed) Supreme Court justices (pdf).

Congress has also participated in the trend: As I have documented in other essays, the Senate’s conduct of the Trump impeachment trials and the House’s conduct of its Jan. 6 hearings disregarded basic standards of fairness and due process.

While most of the responsibility for the breakdown in the rule of law is chargeable to the left, the record of the Trump administration was not spotless either. In my previous essay, I mentioned the case of the legally dubious transfer of military funds to the construction of the border wall. Another illustration was the mass intrusion, during the COVID-19 pandemic, of the federal government into public health law—a subject the Constitution clearly assigns to the states.

Gov. DeSantis’s Contribution

As a political issue, the rule of law often has less traction than some other issues. Some voters find it hard to appreciate that people they disagree with are entitled to fair and impartial treatment. Moreover, once a faction obtains power, it’s tempted to disregard legal standards when striking back at opponents. This is particularly true if those opponents previously violated the rule of law to attack the now-triumphant faction. This cycle of strike and counter-strike is, indeed, a vicious one.

In such circumstances, one mark of the leader-statesman (as opposed to the typical politician) is that he makes an effort to educate the public on crucial issues it might not otherwise understand.

DeSantis has just helped educate us on the rule of law. For that he deserves our gratitude.

Views expressed in this article are the opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Epoch Times.

 

Rob Natelson

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Robert G. Natelson, a former constitutional law professor, is senior fellow in constitutional jurisprudence at the Independence Institute in Denver.

Epstein Island Is the Perfect Representation of the Two-Tiered Justice SystemBy J.D. Rucker • Aug. 2, 2022

Imagine if an Average Joe Citizen had evidence against him that he had sex with underage girls. You don’t have to imagine it, actually, because we see it in the news on a regular basis. Average Joe Pedophile would almost certainly be arrested, charged, tried, convicted, and jailed.

Now, imagine if leftists entered the Capitol Building without authorization. You don’t have to imagine it, actually, because that’s exactly what happened in June when the “Colbert 9 Insurrectionists” did it. And of course, these leftists were released after a short time being under arrest with no further repercussions.

The two tiers are easily definable. Anyone who is conservative, isn’t rich, and doesn’t check off any of the intersectionality boxes gets hit by the Justice Department as well as most city and state prosecutors with the full force of the law. Anyone who is leftist, rich, or checks off any of the intersectionality boxes gets light treatment. And no two cases make this more apparent than comparing the various heinous crimes committed on Epstein Island to the minor nuisances committed by January 6 mostly peaceful protesters.

Justice has her eyes wide open in the United States of America. she picks and chooses those to prosecute. Truth has fallen in the street and is trampled, we must restore the rule of law or we will lose this country in the next few years. rh

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A Lost Nation

We are quickly losing our country. Our stated values that have been fought for are slowly eroding. No rule of law, the big shots get away with murder, destroying this nation and the constitution and just smile and laugh. Were are the grownups in the room with Dementia Joe. Nowhere to be found, they are the problem. I shouldn’t put this on Joe, we all know Obama is in charge.

The Biden administration said in April it was going to release up to 600,000 illegal immigrants in the coming months amid the unprecedented surge in illegal immigration while a watchdog report released in June showed that the government is utilizing the program more as time goes on. Reported by Epoch Times.

The U.S. is fast becoming a third world country. That is a fact.

The people in charge in D.C. are evil, and that includes the so called Republicans that scream and whimper and finally give in and agree to go along to get along, mainly to be invited to all the cocktail parties. Or should I say to get the bribe money that is passed out like candy. I’m sick of it and most Americans are!

God help us. rh