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ICE Arrests Hundreds in Mississippi Raids Targeting Immigrant Workers

Posted by Vybz Queen on August 15, 2019 at 6:25 PM Comments comments (1)

Now this is something I find crazy and there's a viral video of a little girl crying for her parents. Some kids had to sleep at school as they had no-one to pick them up and others went home to empty houses. It should be illegal to do something like this. This is literally child endangerment and abandonment. For the government to sanction this is unbelievable. And this is hitting me even harder as I just finished the last season of Orange is the new black on Netflix and the entire season was primarily focused on what happens when persons get detained by ICE. It was very heartbreaking and eye opening. And for those people that say things like "if you don't want to get arrested then come here legally " , those people need to shut it.

The people that migrate illegally in most cases are running from poverty crime stricken countries or domestic violence or those whose lives are literally in danger for various reasons such as sexuality, gender etc. These people are trying to better their lives and their children's lives. They work, some even pay taxes and they actually help the economy and society. Why not make it easier for them to become citizens? Put some type of policy in place? Not everyone wants to have to marry someone to gain legal status in a country. And in most cases people have to pay the person for the marriage. I'm just in awe at the world we live in and it's just sad that America is held in such high regard that many flock there for a better life or the "American Dream" as it's titled. I will be posting a video below of the little girl that has gone viral and the article on the issue written by Miriam Jordan from the New York Times will be down below as well. The article is pretty lengthy but it's worth reading.

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Federal agents raided several companies across Mississippi on Wednesday, rounding up hundreds of immigrant workers in what federal officials said might be the largest worksite enforcement action ever in a single state.

In a coordinated sting, more than 600 agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement showed up at the sites with federal warrants that allowed them to search the premises. About 680 immigrants who were believed to be working without legal documentation were apprehended and taken away on buses.

Lindsay Williams, a spokesman for the agency, said the federal agents executed the search warrants in conjunction with the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Mississippi.

The operation was the culmination of a yearlong investigation, and it unfolded just hours before President Trump — who has made illegal immigration a trademark issue and who recently vowed to deport millions of undocumented immigrants — arrived in El Paso, a majority Latino city on the Mexico border where 22 people were killed over the weekend in an attack that federal authorities are investigating as an act of domestic terrorism.

[The raids left some children without a parent at home. “Government, please show some heart,” one 11-year-old begged.]

The raids were by far the largest to occur since Mr. Trump took office, and the biggest since December 2006, when more than 1,200 people were swept up in a raid at several units of a meat processing company.

Three poultry plants that are owned and operated by Peco Foods in three towns, and a fourth run by Koch Foods, in Morton, Miss., were among the facilities raided on Wednesday.

Mayor William Truly of Canton told the local ABC affiliate that federal agents had identified workers who were in the country illegally and rounded them up, put them in buses and took them away.

Three buses took migrants who had been arrested at Koch Foods to a National Guard base.

“Those who were arrested are being processed and they are being given their due process,” Mr. Williams said.

One woman who said she was a lead worker at the Koch Foods plant told a local television station, WAPT, that ICE agents had come into the building and ordered employees to line up and walk outside.

“That’s all our workers — half of the plant!” she said of the detained workers. “I just know it’s messed up because we’ve got to think about the kids and everything. I mean, who’s going to get their kids?”

The woman, who was not identified, said multiple buses had already left the area with detained workers.

Other women said in a video posted on social media that they were worried about a 12-year-old girl whose mother was being questioned by officers inside the plant. A girl could be heard wailing in the background. A girl no more than three feet tall slowly waddled toward the metal gate to look, with other workers, at those who were being detained.

Photographs and videos showed groups of people waving as buses drove away. Others wiped tears away or held on to a metal gate outside of the plant in Morton, Miss., as they watched officers carry out the operation.

Men and women walked in boots with their hands zip-tied behind their backs. Other detained employees sat on the grass or near large, white silos on the company property.

“We have officially returned to the era of massive worksite raids,” said Ali Noorani, executive director of the National Immigration Forum, an advocacy organization. “The net result will be immigrant workers pushed further underground, families separated and local economies decimated. The American worker and their family lose their neighbors, fellow church members and friends.”

“The American economy loses a work force that is contributing in more ways than we can imagine,” he continued. “And, along the way, we are no safer as immigrant communities are pushed further from law enforcement.”

The poultry industry has long relied on immigrant labor to do the physically taxing work of cutting, cleaning, deboning and packing chicken in cold, sometimes dangerous conditions.

In statements, both poultry processors said they utilized E-Verify, a government electronic system designed to confirm that employees are eligible to work in the United States.

Immigrants eager for work traditionally have used fake Social Security numbers and green cards to secure jobs. But those do not pass E-Verify. Thus, in recent years, more immigrants have resorted to using the identities of legal United States residents, the identities of dead citizens, or the Social Security numbers of their American-born children to pass the electronic verification program.

After The New York Times revealed last December that Mr. Trump’s golf resorts employed undocumented immigrants, the Trump Organization terminated dozens of workers and said that it had begun to use E-Verify. The company has faced no penalties for hiring housekeepers, groundskeepers and cooks who used phony documents to obtain employment, some with the knowledge of at least one manager in New Jersey.

[Making President Trump’s Bed: A Housekeeper Without Papers]

Peco Foods, which is based in Tuscaloosa, Ala., is described on its website as a “fully integrated grower, processor and marketer” of poultry products. The 80-year-old company is family-owned, according to the website. 

In a statement, the company confirmed that three of its facilities in Mississippi — in Bay Springs, Canton and Sebastopol — had been raided. It said it had adhered to all local, state and federal laws and had used E-Verify to screen its new hires.

Koch Foods, one of the country’s largest poultry processors with more than $3 billion in annual sales and with plants around the country, employs more than 10,000 people. The company was subjected to immigration enforcement action in 2007.

“The chicken industry uses every tool in the toolbox, including E-Verify, to help ensure a legal work force,” said Tom Super, a spokesman for the National Chicken Council, whose members include Koch Foods. “And we’ve been strong advocates before Congress to make those tools even stronger.”

The coordinated sweeps on Wednesday were reminiscent of large-scale raids on meatpacking plants that occurred during the administration of President George W. Bush.

In one prominent case in Postville, Iowa, in May 2008, agents backed by air and ground support descended on a kosher meat processing plant called Agriprocessors and arrested nearly 400 workers.

Last June, about 150 workers were arrested during a raid on a gardening and landscaping company in Ohio. And in April last year, immigration agents detained nearly 100 workers at a meatpacking plant in Morristown, Tenn. The owner of that facility was sentenced to 18 months in prison.

[ICE Came for a Tennessee Town’s Immigrants. The Town Fought Back.]

“It’s all part of a concerted effort by this administration to target not only the individuals in the United States unlawfully but also the companies that are employing them,” said Dawn Lurie, a lawyer who specializes in immigration compliance.

Last month, ICE agents converged on thousands of companies across the country to notify them that they had to submit hiring records so authorities could confirm that their employees were eligible to work in the United States. Often, those audits result in civil fines levied against the companies and the loss of a significant number of workers.

Mike Hurst, the United States attorney for the Southern District of Mississippi, said in a statement that Wednesday’s action “is believed to be the largest single-state immigration enforcement operation in our nation’s history.”

In a statement, ICE said that everyone who was arrested on Wednesday was being interviewed “to record any potential mitigating humanitarian situations” that would determine who would remain detained and who might be released from custody.

In all cases, the agency said, everyone was being sent to immigration court. For those who had already been ordered to leave the country, they would be processed and deported.

Sources close to the Department of Homeland Security said they recognized that the optics were difficult following the El Paso shooting, one of two mass shootings over the weekend that killed a total of 31 people. But preparation for the operation had been underway, with hundreds of government operatives flown in days ago, they said.

Correction: Aug. 8, 2019 

An earlier version of this article misidentified the organization for which Tom Super is a spokesman. It is the National Chicken Council, not Koch Foods.

The article ends here.

Please share with me in the comments below what you think of this mind blowing situation.

16 year old cuts off 6 year old's penis after attempting to rape him

Posted by Vybz Queen on August 9, 2019 at 1:20 AM Comments comments (22)

This story has been circulating and it's just crazy. I am in utter and complete disbelief. It's just so shocking. This article is taken from The Gleaner. Read below.

'God's Baby' - Parents Praise Strength Of 6-Y-O Whose Penis Was Cut Off By Teen, Worry About Desire For Vengeance

Published:Tuesday | August 6, 2019 | 12:13 AM Shanna Monteith/Gleaner Writer

Tension lingers in a St Thomas community where a six-year-old boy was chopped multiple times and his penis dismembered, allegedly by a 16-year-old boy last Friday.

The police say the boy remains hospitalised but has been doing well and that a statement is to be taken from him in short order.


Speaking with The Gleaner, the family of the six-year-old said they were concerned about the mental implications of the incident.


“When me go hospital yesterday, all mi baby a ask 'bout is where Gregory* deh and how when him come out what and what him going to do to him. Mi have to a tell him that me love him and him mustn’t pree any evil,” said the boy’s father, who makes and sells straw furniture in the area.

Reflecting on the incident that led to the mutilating of his only son’s penis, the father said it was the most frightening time of his life.

Explaining in detail the events of the evening, he described the area where they live to be a ‘family lane’ where children from various homes on the stretch would congregate to fly kites, play games and ride bicycles.

“He was out there making kite so after we realise that we didn’t see him, we were wondering if he was down by his family yard because him will down there a eat food and all drop asleep.


"So him mother go down there and ask and dem seh dem don’t see him and we search other places and everybody say the same thing,” the father said, admitting that he thought they were joking at first.


He recalled the search that ensued among family members as they looked under beds, in wash pans and drums of water where they feared he could have fallen in and drowned.


After an unfruitful search, the distressed father said he was about to go to the police when someone said his son was last seen in the company of Gregory*, a teenager with whom they were all familiar and friendly.

“His little brother and my son a cousins, so dem always a play together. So me and mi baby mother go up a the yard go knock on the door and Gregory* mother open it.

Mi ask for my boy and she said she don’t see him and when mi ask for Gregory she said he was sleeping,” the father said, adding that with this news he turned to leave when he heard a faint voice coming from the bushes.


“Mi hear mi son seh 'Daddy?' By the time him mother rush pass me and grab him up we realise seh him have a long chop in him face, him head swell big, him eye dem shut down and him cannot see. We see seh him don’t have on any underpants but we didn’t notice that him [penis] cut off same time.”


The father told The Gleaner that it was when he caught up with his child’s mother at the hospital that he was told about the amputation; news which, according to him, caused him to faint.


The child’s mother, , who admitted to having barely eaten or slept since Friday night, revealed that her son, who she refers to as a hero, was always a strong child.


“Me did have whole heap of problem with him during my pregnancy He was born at 10 months and had to stay in the hospital for another month and odd before mi could carry him home because him did mawga and suck out and the doctor say a head water him did a feed pon. He’s a special child. From dem time deh mi see seh him strong 'cause him overcome that problem and see him come overcome this again. Him is God baby,” she said.


She explained that her son was strong enough to tell her what happened to him and who did it.

According to her, “Him seh Gregory* tell him seh dem a go fly kite and because him used to him he went. Him seh him try rape him but he was fighting back suh him chop him in him head and cut off him [penis].


"It look like him did knock out but the rain weh dew mek him recover and a suh him hear his father’s voice and come out the bush," she said.

"Right now me give God thanks for life. Him alright. Him is a hero. Him strong and a talk and eat. The doctor seh him a go can get children because when he gets older they are going to give him an injection to help him. They said because he’s so young it can grow back.

"Me just don’t like how him a talk like him revengeful. Me don’t want me baby grow and hurt people.”

The police said the teen suspect, who currently has a case before the court after being accused of molesting another boy, is still in custody and is yet to be charged.

*Name changed

The article ends here.

After reading this my stomach is sick. Like my stomach is literally in knots. First off I want to say whichever doctor informed the mother that the penis will grow back should get his license revoked. No such thing! It will not grow back. Secondly, this boy has an ongoing case for molestation yet he was out and about free to roam the streets. If he was locked up in jail this would have been avoided. The justice system in Jamaica is so lax. So many rapists and predators are set free after committing their heinous crimes. Or they are given way too short of a sentence and are back out doing their dirty deeds in no time. Someone in the justice system needs to sit and watch Law and Order and take tips. You go after these sick men hard and lock them away forever. Actually I take that back. For crimes of this nature severe punishment needs to exacted. Prison is too good for them. They need to be stoned or burned to death or chopped slowly into little pieces. Sick!

People please know where your children are at all times. Boys, girls. No-one is safe. This child will never recover. And he is so young and innocent he cannot fully grasp or understand the magnitude of what has happened.

These parents are something else as well because I would not be able to contain myself after something like that. Gregory would have gone missing that very same day.

What are your thoughts on this? Let me know in the comments below.

12-year-old girl reportedly commits suicide in Clarendon

Posted by Vybz Queen on August 2, 2019 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (24)

The story is as follows as reported by Loop news.

The Clarendon police are investigating a reported suicide involving a 12-year-old girl in the parish on Thursday.

Reports are that the body of the child was found hanging from a tree in her yard.

The incident occurred in the Belle Plain community near Four Paths in the parish.

The full details of the incident remain somewhat unclear, but reports from sources are that the child was asked by her parent to complete some chores at home.

What reportedly led to her subsequent action has left residents in the community and wider parish with unanswered questions, and some in shock

The Corporate Communication Unit of the police force has confirmed the incident.

The child’s mother had to be rushed to hospital after seeing her daughter dangling from the tree.

There are indications that the child may have had challenges relating to the separation of her parents some time ago.

The article ends here.

This is such a sad story. She's so young and her life is over just like that. There are really so many unanswered questions. Was it that she was severely depressed due to her parents separating? Is it possible she was going through some other trials?

We have to think also that maybe this was just her way of acting out or rebelling. A lot of these children these days feel like parents should not speak to them or punish them or ask them to do chores. They want to have things easy and just spend their days doing nothing. And they take it from 0 to 100 just like that. Instantly and sometimes over nothing at all. Everything is so severe and dramatic to them.

Well whatever the case may be, I pray the mother gets some help and support. Parents should never have to bury their kids. It should be the other way around. I can't imagine going through this and coming out the other side. If it was an accident like a car crash or something it would be horrible but easier to deal with I think. There are a lot of people young and old out there struggling and suffering in silence who believe there is no other choice. And oftentimes they think that the people who they leave behind will be better off without them. This reminds me of the show 13 reasons why on Netflix which is about a young girl who takes her life but before she does she sends audio tapes to each person who ever hurt her detailing all she went through.

Let's try to all be more aware. Mental illness is real. Depression is real. Look out for cry's of help and do not ignore them. Let's sit down and talk with our loved ones. We never know the crisis we might be averting by just being a listening ear.

Share with me your thoughts on this in the comments below.

Should Vybz Kartel really be freed?

Posted by Vybz Queen on July 26, 2019 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (21)

On Wednesday a video was released online showing popular dancehall artist Vybz Kartel, whose real name is Adijah Palmer leaving a hospital. He was wearing full white, his face covered by a towel and he was escorted by officers. Now this is becoming a regular occurance as it is alleged that he is suffering from a thyroid condition. 

Watch the video below. 

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What I would like to discuss though is all the support he received in the comments from the video. Out of hundreds of comments all saying #freeworldboss or something similar, one person stood out to me. She did not go along with the masses. Her comment stated "I love world boss just as much as any other fan but this man is a murderer. Why should he be free because he is an artist how can Jamaica ever be a good place if it seems that artists shouldn't go to jail. What if it was your family you all wouldn't be saying to free him."

Her comment really got me thinking because I myself have been one of the persons desperate for him to be released. But the truth is he did commit a heinous crime. And if it was someone we knew personally we would want him locked up for the rest of his life. So is it that artists are above the law? Should they not be punished too? Or is it that we believe he did not get a fair trial and we believe he was sabotaged and set up? Is one life more important than another?

I am sure the family of the victim is still in mourning. They lost a loved one. Sometimes before hopping onto the bandwagon we need to open our eyes and be completely neutral parties. I'm sure many of us would fail if we were ever placed on jury duty as we could not remain impartial.

As much as we love Vybz kartel and we enjoy his music should he not be in prison for murder? If all the evidence was straight forward and there was no tampering would we then be satisfied? Would we be still screaming freeworldboss?

What are your thoughts on this? Share with me in the comments below.

King Alarm Security Guard fatally shoots 16 year old boy

Posted by Vybz Queen on July 20, 2019 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (23)

So a video has been circulating online showing the shooting of a 16 year old boy by King Alarm guards. Take a look at the video here.

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So basically you can see three boys walking together, the King Alarm car passes them and stops and calls the boys. The boys turn around and approach the car. They seem to have a discussion for a couple minutes then one boy suddenly runs off like Usain Bolt. The second boy also retreats and the third proceeds to lift his shirt and he is immediately shot. It is said he had a fake gun on him which was thrown from his hand as a result of the impact of the shot. The boy is then seen lying down with blood pooling behind him. It's pretty gruesome.

Many persons online are saying that the King Alarm employees need to be held responsible and arrested as it is obvious they were out for blood. Why did the first boy run off? And the second and why would they just shoot the boy at point blank range. Some are saying the boys are at fault because they shouldn't have been on the road at those hours unless they were up to no good. The 16 year old boy died from the gunshot wound pretty much immediately based on the video. It Just looks like cold blooded murder. Did these guards have the right to even stop these boys? They're not soldiers nor police. Were they abusing their power and authority ? Should they even be allowed to carry weapons?

What do you think ? If the boys were guilty why would they have turned back and approached the car? What happened to make that first boy run off? Doesn't it seem suspicious... Share with me your thoughts in the comments below.

Principal of the Brown's Town Primary school sexually assaults teenage boy

Posted by Vybz Queen on July 12, 2019 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (23)

Now this one hits close to home for me as I went to Brown's Town Primary school. We had a different principal at that time but I still feel complete shock and utter disbelief. Some people are just sick. What could a grown ass man possibly want with a child. Why not seek someone his own age and if he's afraid of coming out as gay due to stigma then I'm sure he can find men to be on the down low with. How does it reach to harassing a child. And a close family friend child at that. Well they always say it's someone you know. Take a look at this story below as written on Loop News.

Bail granted for St Ann principal charged with indecent assault

Solomon Smith, the principal of Brown's Town Primary School in St Ann who was charged with indecent assault allegedly involving a male teenager of another school, has been granted bail.

The 39-year-old accused was offered bail in the sum of $600,000 when he appeared in the St Ann Parish Court on Wednesday morning.

Smith is to return to court on September 18.

Allegations are that on April 17, the complainant, a 17-year-old high school student, missed his private bus ride to school and made contact with the principal, who is a family friend, to facilitate a drive to school.

It is further reported that during the journey to Brown's Town, the accused fondled the breast of the male teen and placed his hands in his boxers and fondled his sexual organ.

The teen is said to have told his parents of the ‘incident’ weeks later, after reportedly telling his friends that he had become depressed.

A report was subsequently made to the police, and following a probe, officers attached to the Centre for Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse (CISOCA) in the parish, arrested the educator and later charged him.

He was charged on Tuesday (July 9).

During Wednesday's bail hearing, Smith's attorney said his client had denied the allegations that were laid against him.

The attorney also argued that his client had never before had a serious complaint made against him, whether of an unlawful or immoral nature.

The article ends here.

Imagine this child trusted you enough to contact you for a ride to school and you use this opportunity to do something like that. You're such a close family friend that he has your number. Can you imagine how long this man must have been wanting to get this poor child alone. So sick. I'm just glad he didn't keep it to himself and he told his parents.

I hope to God this sick man isn't assaulting the little boys at the primary school and they need to remove him from his position as principal. This situation happens a lot in our country but we usually ignore it because it's young school girls and older men and the girls are so excited and happy for the male attention. But it's not okay. 

The young women think it means they are attractive and then they boast to friends as they feel they're mature. Then a lot of them end up pregnant for these grown men. This world that we live in is so scary. We have to try our best to protect our children. I was one of those young girls constantly preyed upon by adult men and in my head at the time there was absolutely nothing wrong. I couldn't see it. I was a child.

Which is why now as a parent myself I ensure that I frequently have open and honest conversations with my daughter. And once my sons are old enough I'll have the same conversations with them and I hope if they're ever faced with anything like this they will be comfortable enough to come and tell me about it. This man shouldn't even have been given bail but he doesn't deserve to sit in jail either being fed three meals a day. If it were my child it wouldn't even have reached to police. Have you guys watched the movie Law Abiding Citizen? Well it would be something like that. Pretty much he captures the men who killed his wife and child and over a very long period of time he slowly tortures them cutting bits of flesh daily. That's what these sick men need as punishment. I hope this child gets counseling and he can recover from this.

What do you think about this incident? Share with me your thoughts in the comments below. Thanks for reading.