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Posted on 07/10/2003 2:25:40 AM PDT by chance33_98
Crackdown nets arrests of 25 sex offenders in Houston area
ABC13 Eyewitness News
(7/09/03 - HOUSTON) The Department of Homeland Security is cracking down on child predators and foreign sex offenders.
The Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency announced 89 foreigners were arrested in a nationwide sweep. Twenty-five of those were arrested right here in Houston. All were sex offenders who had not been removed from the country.
Officials say the new program called "Predator" aims to pull together federal resources to identify and deport foreign born sex offenders.
While sexual deviants should rot in hell, I prefer that Tom Ridge, et al, concentrate on their damn jobs.
I just don't understand how this will work.
Something I have always thought that they should do is build a database of the FACES of children in child porn and any data associated with the people who produced it, so that victims could identify themselves and the perps who victimized them.
But then who would be allowed to search it? Even with only the faces, who would want a picture of themselves or their kid on a website identifying them to the world as having been sexually abused? I don't see how this database will do much good.
But it's good to get rid of the offenders, database or no database.
It surely is. This should be work of a joint task force between the FBI and the INS.
The "database" sounds like one of those bottomless high-dollar projects that causes DHS to be in perpetual dire need of a budget increase, "to save the children."
Four people and a scanner could knock it out in a couple months, but this will take hundreds or maybe thousands of people, dedicated buildings and a dozen massively parallel computers and it will drag on for years, with no results.
It's called "mission creep".
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