Many don’t know that the U.S. Marshalls Service has an entire department dedicated to the rescue and recovery of missing children. The Missing Child Unit (MCU) is known for it’s success in combatting trafficking of minors.
A recent operation called “Fresh Start” was conducted by the New Orleans Task Force. This operation resulted in the rescue or recovery of 16 children and led to the arrest of 5 adults.
The New Orleans Task Force was one of the first U.S. Marshalls Service to spearhead such operations and they’ve been responsible for rescuing countless exploited children:
“New Orleans was one of the original U.S. cities to begin a USMS pilot program for the Missing Child Unit in 2016, and U.S. Marshals Service Eastern District of Louisiana Deputy U.S. Marshals have provided instruction to other USMS districts and state agencies on how to coordinate their MCU operations, which have gained national news attention within the last two years.”Brian W. Fair, Deputy U.S. Marshal
Unfortunately, stories like this rarely make the headlines in mainstream media. This is tragic because stories like this are important for the public to hear. They bring awareness to the dark underbelly of the trafficking industry and highlight the wonderful work done by American Law Enforcement.
The lack of reporting on the issue is likely due to the general anti-Police sentiment still permeating the public stage. Mainstream media is responsible for this, at least in part. With the continued lack of support for Law Enforcement it’s a wonder the men and women in blue stick around.
Check out this video covering some of what the U.S. Marshalls Service does:
What do you think, is the mainstream media partly to blame for the anti-Police sentiment in America? How can we put an end to this? Let us know in the comments below.