Killers, Gangsters, Sex Offenders: US Marshals Capture 76,000 Fugitives

Source: dailyvoice.com 1/24/23 It’s a staggering number: 75,846 fugitives were arrested by U.S. Marshals in the fiscal year 2022 — an average of 303 per day of activity, the service reported.  These included: 9,911 sex offenders, including those charged or convicted of sexual assault, failing to register or comply with the requirements of the national sex offender registry, and other offenses; 5,189 gang members; 5,759 homicide suspects; 1,496 international and foreign fugitives; 986 fugitives charged in the special Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces Program, which combines the resources and expertise…

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NC: Dads Against Predators ‘lured’ man to store before gunfire, NC cops say. Warrants issued

Source: yahoo.com 1/30/23 Three members of the group Dads Against Predators “lured” a man to a store before gunfire erupted — and now warrants have been issued in the North Carolina case, officials said. The group members are accused of using the Meetup app to get the man to come to a Target store in Winston-Salem. When the man arrived on June 28, all three members started to beat him on the head repeatedly, according to the city’s police department. The 25-year-old man reportedly pulled out a gun and fired…

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NV: Las Vegas police arrest 18 in undercover internet sting

Source: 8newsnow.com 12/7/22 An undercover operation conducted by Metro police and various other organizations resulted in 18 arrests, police said. On Dec. 1 and 2, 18 men were arrested after undercover agents posed as juveniles online. According to police, all 18 were booked in the Clark County Detention Center. They each face multiple charges, including luring a minor with a computer to engage in sexual acts and attempted sexual assault with a victim under 14. Reads the full article  

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Canada: Luring pedophiles through fake online ads is not entrapment, Supreme Court says

Source: cbc.ca 11/24/22 The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that online police investigations targeting adults looking to have sex with children do not constitute police entrapment. In a rare 9-0 ruling, the top court dismissed the appeals of four men convicted of child sex offences: Ontario residents Corey Daniel Ramelson, Muhammad Abbas Jaffer, Erhard Haniffa and Temitope Dare. An investigation by York Regional Police called Project Raphael ran from 2014 to 2017. It involved undercover police officers posing as teenaged escorts on a website they suspected of being a hub for the…

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AZ: U.S. Marshals target sex offenders in Northern Arizona operation

Source: kyma.com 9/20/22 YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) – The combined efforts of the United States Marshals Service, Navajo County Sheriff’s Office and state police departments led to hundreds of sex offender compliance checks. In a press release, only one arrest was made in a compliance operation across Northern Arizona. “The Marshals Service is committed to assisting our partner agencies with sex offender compliance checks. By determining if offenders are complying with court ordered requirements, especially in rural communities, we help protect those most vulnerable to sex offenders,” said District of…

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CA: 140+ arrested in massive California child sex crimes sweep

Source: ktla.com 9/14/22 In a span of just seven days, law enforcement agents in California arrested 141 people in a wide-ranging crackdown on child sex predators, authorities announced Wednesday. The operation, dubbed “Protect the Innocent,” involved 64 agencies across five California counties. “The goal of Operation Protect the Innocent was to conduct investigations and arrests by utilizing (CyberTips) received, identifying suspects for arrest, and contacting individuals on probation and/or parole,” the Los Angeles Police Department said in a news release. From Sept. 6 through Sept. 12, members of the L.A.…

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NC: What is Dads Against Predators? What to know about group tied to alleged attack at NC Target

Source: charlotteobserver.com 7/6/22 An incident that police say led to a gun being fired in a North Carolina Target store has raised questions about the group “Dads Against Predators,” its history and its presence in the state. Three men with ties to the organization lured a 25-year-old man to a Winston-Salem Target in late June and attacked him, according to police, leading the man to fire a gun in the store. It’s not the first time the group, also known as “D.A.P.,” has had run-ins with the law. Read the…

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Why the U.S. Marshals Spend Millions on Sex-Offense Registrant Sweeps

Source: theappeal.org 7/8/22 The real aim of these operations might be to boost support for cops. Gary, a 62-year-old on Texas’s sex-offender registry, dates the problems with his neighbors to a visit by police in 2018. After a successful real estate career he lives in a relatively safe neighborhood outside Dallas, identifies as a conservative, and has friends on the police force. He’s donated to police charities, once giving $10,000 to the family of an officer killed on duty, he tells The Appeal. He was convicted of child pornography possession…

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CA: 25 suspected child predators arrested in Riverside following month-long operation

[Source: foxla.com – 6/9/21] RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Twenty-five suspected child predators were arrested in Riverside County following a month-long operation combatting human trafficking. “Operation Intercept,” conducted by the Riverside County Child Exploitation Team (RCCET) in partnership with the Riverside County Anti-Human Trafficking, was a proactive undercover enforcement operation with the intent to locate possible sexual predators who actively look for minors on social media platforms for the purpose of committing lewd acts. The operation was meant to reduce the number of internet child predators throughout Riverside County. By using covert…

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CA: 57 Arrested In San Joaquin County Child Sex Predator Operation

[sacramento.cbslocal.com – 4/17/21] SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY (CBS13) – Dozens of people were arrested as part of a child sex predator sting throughout San Joaquin County over the last week. In total, 57 people were arrested and 37 were cited over a five-day span from April 12-16. The San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office said the operation “targeted out-of-compliance sex offenders and persons on probation or parole for sex crimes, sex traffickers, prostitution, pimping, and pandering.” Over 100 total officials from all assisting organizations were stationed throughout the county and made contact…

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