Another Victim of Human Trafficking?

Another Victim of Human Trafficking?

A long-time friend asked me to post this under heart-breaking conditions:

Someone, somewhere knows that happened to “Alex”. Someone, somewhere knows what happened to her car.
Someone, somewhere needs to contact the local police in Kalispell, Montana.

Now, Flathead Lake, Montana, is a more likely scene for a bear attack than a kidnapping by human traffickers, but if statistics are to be believed, human traffickers deliberately pray upon small town girls and children, because they are less guarded.

Neither they nor their friends and family members are expecting such an attack, so are not as watchful or suspicious of strangers.

A girl like “Alex” is likely to be friendly and to stop if she saw someone apparently stranded along the road, because people in remote areas have to stand together against the forces of nature — cold, starvation, wild animals, distance between towns— are common threats in small communities throughout America.

That’s a good part of our tradition. Unfortunately, it’s one that human traffickers are known to be exploiting to their advantage.

They work in teams like prostitutes and pimps. Often, it’s a woman with a small child and a small, older car, apparently broken down by the side of the road. Often, it’s late at night, or storming, or both. Who wouldn’t stop?

But the proper step to take is to report the breakdown using your phone. Call it in to the local police. And keep going.

Why? Because just up the road, another car may be parked, hidden behind some trees. And that car has different occupants. Usually big, ugly, mean men who have used the woman and child as “bait”. They have a video cam in the “bait” car, which keeps them informed of what is happening.

As soon as a likely victim stops, they are on it. They pull out of their hiding place — maybe a mile up the road, and they stop as if to offer help — and they attack and “roll up” the victim.

It happens amazingly fast. Just a matter of less than a minute, and poof! — one guy has the victim’s car, another guy has the “bait car” and another guy is driving the “pick up” car — and all three are down the road to places unknown faster than you can draw breath.

Why would people act in gangs like this and do something like this? Money.

As long as there are slave markets in the world, as long as there are Mexican bordellos, as long as there are producers of child porn, etc., etc., etc., there will be markets for this. And the only way to shut it down is to shut the users and purveyors down.

And please, teach your children to be safe? Make sure they know how to protect themselves? And what to protect themselves from? —-To be street savvy, even in places like Flathead, Montana?

Call, don’t stop.

Don’t travel alone, if you can help it — especially young women.

Keep a sharp eye on the kids, your own and everyone else’s.

If you see anything the least little bit suspicious, take down license plates and make the effort to observe details closely.

Men — you are supposed to be the guardians around here. Gird up and take notice.

Contrary to the anti-gun idiots, if every sane, responsible American was packing a gun and knew how to use it, we’d have a lot less crime and a lot fewer criminals, because the risk of being shot dead would soon overrate the lure of $100,000 “Grab” split four ways.

Alex is still missing. Whereabouts and fate unknown.

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Alex is still missing. Whereabouts and fate unknown.

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