2) We are taught that the Bible does not repeat itself. So why are we told twice that you are not allowed to kidnap people to sell them?
3) I think the second mention is meant to respond to the rationalization that if someone is "my child" or from "my people," somehow pimping them out is not a capital crime.
4) This week's Bible portion, Ki Teitzei (Deuteronomy 21:10-25:19) deals with the topics of conquest/female captivity/kidnapping/human trafficking.
5) "And it shall be, if thou have no delight in her, then thou shalt let her go whither she will; but thou shalt not sell her at all for money, thou shalt not deal with her as a slave, because thou hast humbled her." (Deut. 21:14)
6) The Torah actually prescribes behavior for those who go to war and conquer another people. They may not rape the women but rather must bring them home and leave them alone to mourn their families for a month.
7) After that mourning period, when the Jewish captor sees the conquered woman as a human being, he can then decide what to do with her. It's not a pretty picture, but it is a more humane version of what actually happened throughout history.
8) In the event that the man decides he does not want the woman (the impulse of the moment has worn off), he is not allowed to sell her.
9) Kidnapping children and selling them is a persistent crime in South America. They do it to their own.
20) FBI, October 26, 2017: "Between 2013 and 2015, investigators in the FBI’s Los Angeles Division were tracking virtual kidnapping calls from Mexico—almost all of these schemes originate from within Mexican prisons."
21) "**The calls targeted specific individuals who were Spanish speakers**. A majority of the victims were from the Los Angeles and Houston areas." (emphasis added)
22) What starts with targeting the local community eventually spreads outward, explains the FBI (here, LA Special Agent Erik Arbuthnot).
23) “In 2015, the calls started coming in English. The criminals were no longer targeting specific individuals, such as doctors or just Spanish speakers. Now they were choosing various cities and cold-calling hundreds of numbers until innocent people fell for the scheme.”
24) "The incarcerated fraudsters—who typically bribe guards to acquire cell phones—would choose an affluent area such as Beverly Hills, California."
25) "They would search the Internet to learn the correct area code and telephone dialing prefix."
26) "Then, with nothing but time on their hands, they would start dialing numbers in sequence, trolling for victims."
27) "When an unsuspecting person answered the phone, they would hear a female screaming, 'Help me!'”
28) "The screamer’s voice was likely a recording."
29) "Instinctively, the victim might blurt out his or her child’s name: 'Mary, are you okay?'
"And then a man’s voice would say something like, 'We have Mary.'"
30) The man would say something like: "She’s in a truck. We are holding her hostage. You need to pay a ransom and you need to do it now or we are going to cut off her fingers.”
31) This is the poem that @POTUS read to us, about the tender-hearted woman and the treacherous snake.
32) The ongoing psyop that is the mainstream media called it an "anti-immigration" poem, but it was nothing of the kind.
It was a poem about the attempted overthrow of the United States of America, by means of human sympathy.
36) The main priority of the criminals is to keep the cash coming.
They keep their victims far out of sight.
They move their victims if they know the cops are coming.
37) "'Isolated locations make it difficult for officers to avoid detection,' said Diana O'Brien, Guyana's assistant director of public prosecutions, explaining that often, by the time they can act on intelligence, traffickers have moved their victims."
38) But it's a lot, lot easier for the criminals to operate if what they do is simply...not a crime.
Or if they can trick the warm-hearted into being somehow on THEIR side.
39) June 7, 2016 - @WashTimes Times reported on criminals kidnapping children to facilitate the smuggling of people who could not otherwise get in.
40) "Illegal immigrants are kidnapping children and bringing them across the border, hoping to appear to be families so they can take advantage of lax enforcement policies, the Obama administration told a federal appeals court this week."
41) "Leon Fresco, a deputy assistant attorney general who handles immigration cases, made the stunning claim"
42) "as he defended the administration’s policy of detaining [as opposed to releasing - DB] illegal immigrant parents and children caught traveling together as they jump the border."
43) "After a federal judge last year ordered the families quickly released [BLEEDING HEART LIBERAL], Mr. Fresco said it’s served as an enticement for kidnapping."
44) “'When people now know that when I come as a family unit, I won’t be apprehended and detained — we now have people being abducted so that they can be deemed as family units, so that they can avoid detention,' Mr. Fresco told the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals."
45) Now what do you think happened after Mr. Fresco said that?
46) Obama shut him up right quick.
47) "He did not back up that claim in court, and did not respond to a follow-up email seeking comment."
48) "U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the agency that handles detention and deportation, declined to comment, citing the ongoing case, while Customs and Border Protection, which guards the border, did not respond to a request for comment."
49) They tried to say it was not true.
"Peter Schey, the lawyer who argued in court on behalf of the families, and is in touch with hundreds of families as part of the lawsuit, said there’s no evidence to back up Mr. Fresco’s claim."
50) But of course it is true, because getting the kids is getting a get out of jail free card.
* Procure child * Bring child in with adults - smuggle them * If caught, claim persecution and request asylum
Now the family can't be detained indefinitely...
See how that works?
51) July 29, 2019: "Attorney General William Barr ruled Monday that immigrants fearing persecution because of threats against their family members are no longer eligible for asylum."