The parents of Kevin and Jenvey has just completed the last steps in bringing the boys home. The last few days of separation is in front of them with one huge outstanding item. There is unforeseen legal cost that has arisen in the boys light fight for freedom. They need one more order to rectify the illegal name changes and citizenship changes the United Kingdom did.

Los padres de Kevin y Jenvey han completado los últimos pasos para llevar a los chicos a casa. Los últimos días de separación está delante de ellos con un enorme elemento excepcional. Hay imprevisto costo legal que ha surgido en los muchachos luz lucha por la libertad. Necesitan una orden más a rectificar el nombre ilegal cambios y ciudadanía que hizo el Reino Unido.

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Children Take the Headlines

Originally posted on Globalthinkers's Blog:

With the possibility of immigration reform dead in the water (see interview between Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) and The Washington Post on July 17) this year, immigration news continues to take headlines, with the focus on the innocent – the children. As reported by Vox, in the past few years thousands of children under the age of 18 have fled Central America, hitched rides on top of trains through Mexico, and crossed into the United States on their own. On the way, they often suffer sexual assault or violence.

“Congress and the Obama administration are scrambling to respond to the humanitarian crisis of 57,000 unaccompanied Central American children who’ve crossed the border into the US this year,” reports Vox.

These children who are caught are supposed to stay in the custody of border patrol agents for no more than 72 hours so they can be screened…

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Oppression takes on many forms and carries many scars. It’s easy to think that this is a problem somewhere else, but we have seen how close to home this problem can be. It is easy to think that this is perpetrated by only the deeply depraved, but we would be wrong again. It is easy to fall into oppressive behaviors just because we can. Click here to see how quickly people can openly become oppressors.

But there is a road away from all that. There is a road that we can all walk away from this place where we allow atrocities to happen. This road begins with rescue and it finds redemption somewhere along the way. There are many ways to help, but one person that is great at fully explaining the problems along the road is Kevin Bales. He gave a TEDtalk about combatting modern day slavery.

There are…

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UPS Driver Accused of Stealing, Trafficking Guns For Illegal Street Sales

Originally posted on CBS Los Angeles:

RIVERSIDE (CBSLA.com) — A Southland United Parcel Service (UPS) driver was arrested Friday for allegedly stealing dozens of guns going through an Ontario shipping hub and providing them to an associate who sold the weapons in underground transactions, authorities said.

Curtis Hays, 36, of Rancho Cucamonga, faces federal gun trafficking charges after he was arrested without incident by special agents with the ATF, according to U.S. Attorney’s Office spokesperson Thom Mrozek.

The associate who allegedly sold some of the firearms was identified as Dennis Dell White Jr., 35, of Moreno Valley, Mrozek said. White is expected to be summoned to appear in federal court for an arraignment in the coming weeks, according to Mrozek.

The 16-count indictment (PDF) filed on July 23 alleges that Hays stole a series of packages containing guns that were supposed to be delivered to Turner’s Outdoorsman in Rancho Cucamonga.

The indictment also accused Hays of…

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New Initiative To Help ER Workers Spot Human Trafficking

Originally posted on CBS Miami:

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Emergency room doctors and nurses are often the only contact victims of human trafficking have with the outside world, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi said Friday while launching an initiative aimed to train emergency workers how to identify signs of trafficking.

Under the plan, emergency room workers will be trained to ask certain questions of people who show signs of being trafficked. Those questions run the line of “Who is that person with you?” to “Do you ever feel pressured to do something you didn’t want to do?” to “Has anyone approached you asking you to get involved in prostitution?”

If the suspicions are confirmed, the emergency workers are encouraged to separate the victim from anyone accompanying them and contact a national trafficking hotline to report the case.

Florida ranks No. 3 in the nation for number of calls to a national trafficking hotline, according to…

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Not Your Average Traffic Stop

Originally posted on Let the Heavens Open:

The largest amounts of production and exportation of cocaine in the world come from Peru.

Farmer observing drying coca leaves.

Un campesino observing drying coca leaves.

According to an article written in The Atlantic last year, between drug trafficking, human trafficking, illegal gold-mining and the timber trade, organized crime is estimated to rake in between $5-7 billion dollars per year.

“Most law enforcement specialists believe that locals run the production and local transportation of cocaine, while Colombian and Mexican intermediaries manage exports, with the recent appearance of the Russian mob to shake things up a bit. The business is supposedly straight-forward. Hundreds of campesinos (farmers) grow the crop, mainly in central and northern Peru. The cocaleros sell the coca leaf or coca base to clanes (small criminal groups often based around families), who ship either coca base or processed cocaine, to a handful of firmas (Peruvian organized crime syndicates), which shift the drugs to departure points…

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Dangers from exotic animals, leaving kids in hot car: Mo. couple charged with wide variety of child abuses

Originally posted on fox4kc.com:

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RICHMOND, Mo. — A Richmond, Mo. couple, accused of killing their three-week-old baby in 2012, is now charged with abuse and neglect of their other children and exposing them to dangers from snakes, lizards and alligators.

Dennis and Rebecca Matthews are now both in jail, while their three children, ages two to six years old, are in protective custody.

The first charge against them is for the death of their infant daughter in 2012.  The little girl had broken ribs and died from blunt force trauma to the chest.  Doctors determined the baby’s ribs had been broken before, and were in various stages of healing.

According to court documents, the parents denied abusing their little girl, and explained that she was having trouble breathing, and when they heard “clicking sounds” from her ribs, they say her father tried to pop them back into place on his own.

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2 arrested, charged with felony child abuse in Calhoun County

Originally posted on WIAT 42:

CALHOUN COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) – A two-year-old child will remain in the care of the Department of Human Resources after she was taken from her home in Calhoun County. Doctors examined the child and say she was physically abused.

Lisa Ann Smith, 26, and Jeremy Dewayne Wilbanks, 28, were arrested and charged with felony child abuse.

The child’s medical exam showed multiple bruises all over her body, two healing fractured ribs and recent healing cigarette burns on her hands, feet and abdomen.

Both Wilbanks and Smith are being held in the Anniston Municipal Jail on $20,000 bonds.

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