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Criminal charges will be amped up if secret service escorts are underage

Six secret service agents have been dismissed or voluntarily stepped down due to a prostitution scandal.

Secret service agents and military personnel, numbering at least 11 of each, are already in legal hot water over the prostitution scandal in Cartagena, Colombia. Investigators from that country have given notice over the past two days that they are verifying the ages of the females to see if any of the escorts are under 18.


Using children for prostitution is illegal in both the US and Colombia. Criminal charges will be filed against any men who hired minors, possibly in both countries.


Six of the secret service agents have already resigned, retired or been dismissed, due to their involvement in the sexual escapade in which the US men were observed drinking heavily and partying on the beach with the women and inviting them back to their rooms. A party room to hold 30 had been reserved earlier in the evening.


No word has come out yet to identify any sanctions, besides separation from their jobs, which may be levied against the agents. If criminal charges are only set up related to involvement of minors, the implications from this incident are enormous:


  • If government officials are going to cavort with prostitutes, make sure that you pay them what was promised so no one raises a fuss (so you don’t get caught)
  • Extra-marital sexual activity is expected (and the norm, perhaps?) for US contingents who are away from home, especially if the supervisors encourage the whole unit to indulge. (Just don’t get caught.)
  • Make sure that the escorts are not juveniles.
  • Be sure to charge all the refreshments and entertainment to the public tab, since the hotel stay does involve work-related activities (even if these events are after-hours).
  • Just for good measure, post sexually-charged comments and pictures on your social media
  • In most other lines of work, blog comment consensus seems to be that what people do on their free time doesn’t matter, and it matters in this case only because sensitive information and the security of the president may have been at stake.

After all, losing a job with the government still brings the accrued pension, and it is likely that the men will be able to get other jobs. That doesn’t seem to address the common perception that engaging with prostitutes is just business as usual for government workers, nor provide any serious consequences for actions that could have had disastrous results. Perhaps a woman causing a ruckus about a broken agreement is what was needed to bring to light the behavior of those charged with the protection of the President of the United States.

Criminal charges will be amped up if secret service escorts are underage – National sex trafficking | Examiner.com.

Sheriff Joe on trial: Claims arrests not made on skin color, denies profiling

In a civil suit in Phoenix today, Sheriff Joe Arpaio denied that his department uses racial profiling in his infamous sweeps to find illegal aliens. He has been sued by a group of Latinos who claim personal discrimination at the hands of Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO), and the trial is just getting started.

Allegations against Arpaio claim that he began sweeps based on emails and letters that had no implications of crimes but only references to “dark-skinned people” or Spanish speakers in certain areas or businesses.

Sheriff Joe was asked about his statement that undocumented workers were “dirty”. His response was that people on foot in the desert after crossing the border “could be dirty. That’s the context on how I used the word.”

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In another question, Arpaio stated, “We don’t arrest people because of the color of their skin.”

Sheriff Joe on trial: Claims arrests not made on skin color, denies profiling 

Air Force vets win suit for $350K against Phoenix hotel for wage fraud

In an exclusive interview with Examiner that culminated this weekend, Ron Stone of Phoenix described the court case he won that no one believed he could. The Fair Labor Standards case, Stone et al v. Ahir et al, concluded in the spring of 2012 with a judgment of $350,000 against Morar and Ushaben Ahir, and their Arizona companies, Capitol Hospitality and KM Innkeepers. Stone’s case addressed wage violations perpetrated against three plaintiffs* who were employed for several months by Mr. and Mrs. Ahir at sub-poverty level wages.

Background for Stone et al v. Ahir et al

Stone was in the Air Force during the 1970s when his helicopter crashed, killing his eight comrades. He was declared medically disabled by the government, with zero percent service related fault, even though he was on duty at the time of the crash. Suffering from various injuries, he spent several years in and out of hospitals and rehab settings, working hard to get back on his feet. Ending up in the VA hospital in Pensacola, Florida after serious medical issues in 2007, his condition deteriorated. Although he does receive free medical care through the Veterans’ Administration facilities, he gets no disability checks to contribute to his living expenses.

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Air Force vets win suit for $350K against Phoenix hotel for wage fraud 

Planned Parenthood caught on tape assisting with illegal gender based abortions

An undercover video from LiveAction.comwas posted online three days ago showingPlanned Parenthood of Arizona in blatant complicity with performing abortions based on the sex of the pre-born child. This is the third video in the series, “Gendercide: Sex-Selection in America,” Gender selection abortions are illegal in four states, Arizona, Illinois, Oklahoma, and Pennsylvania. Although the Planned Parenthood staff in the videos acknowledged that the procedure is illegal, at both the Phoenix and Tucson clinics the potential patient was encouraged to not disclose her motive to the attending doctor so the termination could be completed without any further ado.

A year ago, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed the state’s new law prohibiting abortions based on race or gender. Violation includes knowingly performing or providing financing for an abortion based on the race or sex of the child or a parent’s race. This is a Class 3 Felony, which carries a maximum punishment of 3 1/2 years in prison for convictions.

Although gender selection procedures, including abortions, have been used in Asia for decades, the United States population statistics give evidence that gender-based pregnancy termination, especially for girls, is becoming more widespread. There is also a growing market for sex selection during in vitro procedures. Embryos with male DNA are favored with a higher percentage of female embryos being discarded.

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Planned Parenthood caught on tape assisting with illegal gender based abortions 

Tempe crackdown on DUI offenses to focus on ASU students

Tempe police have today begun issuing warnings that drunken or DUI driving will not be tolerated in their back-to-school campaign to address common crimes. The area of focus will be on Arizona State University students where partying is the norm for some groups. Arrests will be standard procedure for those apprehended for drinking and driving.

Arizona law prohibits alcohol consumption for anyone under 18 and the zero tolerance rule is enforced. For those 21 or older, a DUI can be issued for a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) of .08%, and the rate drops to .04% for commercial drivers. Depending on a person’s size, weight, medications and food consumption, a BAC level of legal drunkenness could be achieved in only one drink (one beer, one glass of wine-three ounces or one ounce of hard liquor). If you are planning to drive, the best recourse is to not have any alcohol.

Penalties are tough, even for first time offenders, based on an Arizona law that went into effect in 2007. Refusal to take a chemical test, under Arizona’s implied consent law, will subject you to a fine and automatic one-year suspension of your license.

Penalty for first DUI conviction

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Tempe crackdown on DUI offenses to focus on ASU students 

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