Over 2,000 suspected pedophiles arrested; national media yawn
June 19, 2018 (American Thinker) – A massive nationwide round-up of suspected online child sex offenders by the Department of Justice has gone virtually unreported by the major national media. The Department of Justice is certainly proud of "Operation Broken Heart" and issued a press release June 12:
The Department of Justice today announced the arrest of more than 2,300 suspected online child sex offenders during a three-month, nationwide, operation conducted by Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task forces. The task forces identified 195 offenders who either produced child pornography or committed child sexual abuse, and 383 children who suffered recent, ongoing, or historical sexual abuse or production of child pornography.
The 61 ICAC task forces, located in all 50 states and comprised of more than 4,500 federal, state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies, led the coordinated operation known as "Broken Heart" during the months of March, April, and May 2018. During the course of the operation, the task forces investigated more than 25,200 complaints of technology-facilitated crimes against children and delivered more than 3,700 presentations on Internet safety to over 390,000 youth and adults.
"No child should ever have to endure sexual abuse," Attorney General Jeff Sessions said. "And yet, in recent years, certain forms of modern technology have facilitated the spread of child pornography and created greater incentives for its production. We at the Department of Justice are determined to strike back against these repugnant crimes. It is shocking and very sad that in this one operation, we have arrested more than 2,300 alleged child predators and investigated some 25,200 sexual abuse complaints. Any would-be criminal should be warned: this Department will remain relentless in hunting down those who victimize our children."
The little publicity this did receive seems to be confined to local media, as seen in this Google News search for "operation broken heart." "Kent man faces child porn charge," "32 people arrested in Mississippi in national crackdown on child online sex crimes," and "Child sex crimes sting operation nets two Contra Costa County arrests" are typical entries.
Mike Cernovich ponders what this implies:
2,300 pedophiles were arrested yesterday in a massive nationwide, multi-agency operation/— Mike Cernovich ���� (@Cernovich) June 13, 2018
---DOJ issued an official press release.---
No coverage from:
- NY Times
- Washington Post
The implications of that omission are....intriguing. pic.twitter.com/8wbtVNPqIf
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