September 8, 2013

Modern Day Slavery in America

It is to our shame that human trafficking continues to exist within the United States.  The practice goes on in a highly secretive nature.  In this author’s experience, investigating human trafficking and weapons trafficking are two hot subjects that greatly increase your odds of turning up in a ditch somewhere with a bullet in the back of your head.  Beyond the secrecy, and the violence which these groups will use to protect their illicit trade, human trafficking continues for another reason.  Virtually everyone agrees that human trafficking is appalling and that law enforcement should put a stop to it.  However, even the trafficking of children gets pushed lost in the fray.

As long time child advocate Andrew Vachss has said in the past, kids don’t vote so the protection of children really isn’t on the agenda of any politician.  Besides, what is human trafficking really?  Is it a national security threat?  Is it terrorism?  Is it white collar crime?  Despite its appalling nature it is none of these things.  For these reasons and others cracking down human trafficking is not a priority.  Maybe we can start to bring this issue to the forefront by dispensing with the clinical sounding term “human trafficking” and just call it for what it really is: slavery.

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About the Author

is an eight year Army Special Operations veteran who served as a Sniper and Team Leader in 3rd Ranger Battalion and as a Senior Weapons Sergeant on a Military Free Fall team in 5th Special Forces Group. Having left the military in 2010, he graduated from Columbia with a BA in political science. Murphy is the author of Reflexive Fire, Target Deck, Direct Action, and numerous non-fiction articles about Weapons, Tactics, Special Operations, Terrorism, and Counter-Terrorism. He has appeared in documentaries, national television, and syndicated radio.

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  • Recon6

    MR151 Virginstateofmind  Old PH2  Rec'd, once is too Much, but Once is All there should ever be....6

  • Recon6

    Wingman  Amen W, good analysis of a terrible situation to which little attention is paid....6

  • Wingman

    If its that bad in America just think about foreign countries. Cuba, Guatemala, all over latin America and Mexico. Pedophiles from the US have free reign, well not free, they have to pay for it. Orphanages in Mexico run by Catholic priests who are sent away there for molesting kids here. Cambodia a hot spot and up in the north of Thailand where there are borders of 4 countries. The Chinese are building dams on the Mekong, logging in Burma. Hill tribes and poor people selliing their kids off to the camps to maintain the workers.  It's so bad there that the UN and other NGO's have a racket, so many orphanages to rescue children, the admins pocketing most of the money, living the high life with new 4WD, nice homes and the kids in the orphanages live in abject poverty on dirt floors eating rice gruel. A cycle that probably will never be broken.

  • clluelo

    Right. I do not know of any " cured" pedos most don't think they have a problem!

  • MR151

    Virginstateofmind  Old PH2 MR151 I Like the way you think!! Way too much damn time & $ spent to "reform" or "correct" criminal behavior. Especially this kind! It's been proven time & time again that sex offenders are the most notorious, most consistent repeat offenders. If I had a $D for every time some shitbag pedophile or rapist was given a slap on the wrist only to be right back out there the next time raping , then murdering his next victim. It boggles my mind & infuriates me that our society, our country has so little respect for our children that they become simply a case # and then the $%*(*%$#) is released yet again, for the 12th time! Every time I read or hear yet another tragic story like that in the news I think of how many children would still be alive today if those pedos hadn't been given a license to prey by our "criminal justice" system. Because you will always read that the latest John Shitbag who abducted, raped & murdered that child was "a registered sex offender." Hell, you can even go online and browse your local sex offender registry and see the list of those already on the books with multiple counts on their record. I almost want to say that I wish those people on the parole board or the ACLU card carrying judge who releases those pedos should have to lose their own child to same shitbag in order to get a fuckin clue! That may sound extreme, and I really don't like the idea of that happening to ANY child, but anyway...end of rant. Just give me that .308 and several boxes!