Sunday, 12 February 2017

FBI catches Chicago man on sex trafficking charges

Chicago Man Charged with Sex Trafficking for Recruiting Minors to Engage in Sex Acts

CHICAGO — A Chicago man was arrested on 9th Feb 2017 - on federal sex trafficking charges for allegedly using Facebook to recruit minors to participate in sex acts with him and others.
BRYAN OSBORNE, 27, posed as a woman named “Lonyae Johnson” to communicate via Facebook with more than 2,000 individuals, many of them minors, according to a criminal complaint and affidavit filed in federal court in Chicago. Osborne, as Johnson, enticed several children to agree to appear in films depicting child pornography, on the promise that they would be paid thousands of dollars, the complaint states. Osborne, however, told the minors that they would first need to have sex with a producer named “Trey,” purportedly so that Trey could make sure the minors were suitable for filming, according to the charges.
Several of the minors agreed to the arrangement and met with Trey, who turned out to be Osborne, the complaint states. Osborne, posing as Trey, engaged in sex acts with the minors inside and outside of a building in the Austin neighborhood on Chicago’s West Side, according to the complaint. He later fabricated various reasons for why the minors would not be paid, the complaint states.
The complaint charges Osborne with one count of sex trafficking and one count of enticing a minor to engage in a sex actHe appeared this afternoon before U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael T. Mason and was ordered to remain in federal custody. 

Next Hearing .......
A detention hearing was scheduled for Feb. 16, 2017, at 9:00 a.m.

Great role by Cook County Sheriff office:
The complaint was announced by Zachary T. Fardon, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois; Michael J. Anderson, Special Agent in Charge of the Chicago office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; Eddie Johnson, Superintendent of the Chicago Police Superintendent; James D. Robnett, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Chicago Office of the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division; and Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart. The Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office Investigations Bureau provided valuable assistance.
The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Bethany Biesenthal, Michelle Petersen and Rebekah Holman.

Osborne tactics to entice minors:
According to the charges, Osborne used the Facebook handle “lonyae.gotafattie” to pose as Johnson. Osborne told some of the minors that they could be paid larger sums if they referred even younger children to Osborne for participation in child pornography, the complaint states. Osborne also enticed some minors on Facebook to engage in prostitution with other individuals he had recruited, according to the complaint.
The public is reminded that a complaint is not evidence of guilt. The defendant is presumed innocent and entitled to a fair trial at which the government has the burden of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
Each count is punishable by a statutory minimum sentence of ten years in prison, and a maximum of life. If convicted, the Court must impose a reasonable sentence under federal statutes and the advisory U.S. Sentencing Guidelines.
HOTLINE -  To report sexual exploitation ...
If you believe you are a victim of sexual exploitation, you are encouraged to call the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-843-5678. The hotline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Reported By:
Kanwal Abidi
- White House Correspondent
- Executive Editor for Online Publications 
Editor's Note
FBI has ZERO tolerance for child abuse and sex trafficking. It is the responsibility to report it and also in whatever capacity, we cam - educate the youth and minors of the hazards of this heinous crime and teach the children how to secure themselves in digital space.
Also, we should keep our youth and minors aware of the fact - that on face book how dangerous it is to talk to strangers.

Monday, 6 February 2017

Trump advocates for freedom from terrorism at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida

Trump: America Will Stand With Those Who Stand for Freedom

The United States will stand with those who stand in the defense of freedom, President Donald J. Trump told service members at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, today.

The president visited U.S. Central Command and U.S. Special Operations Command personnel and received briefings from Army Gen. Joseph L. Votel and Army Gen. Raymond Thomas.
The two commands work hand-in-hand to protect America and its vital interests. Special Operations Command has a worldwide mission. U.S. Central Command is especially focused on the threats emanating from the Middle East and Central Asia.

Trump visited the base to express his and the nation’s gratitude to the men and women of the commands. He also wanted to recognize the military families and spouses who shoulder the burdens of war. “I want every military family in this country to know that our administration is at your service,” he said. “We stand with you 100 percent. We will protect those who protect us, and we will never, ever let you down.”
The president also thanked the representatives of the 52 nations in the coalition that work with personnel at Centcom. He said the nation is “very proudly standing with you.”
Protecting the United States and its vital interests was at the heart of Trump’s remarks at the base. He said he has no higher responsibility than the protection of the American people.
“Each and every one of you is central to that mission,” the president said. “The men and women serving in Centcom and Socom have poured out their hearts and souls for this country.”
The sacrifices that service members and their civilian support make are real, the president said. “You’ve shed your blood across continents and oceans,” he said. “You’ve engaged the enemy on distant battlefields, toiled in the burning heat and bitter cold and sacrificed everything so that we can remain safe and strong and free.”
He promised to not forget those sacrifices.

Promises Tools, Equipment

He also promised to provide the tools, equipment, resources, training and supplies needed to accomplish the missions given to the commands. “We are going to be making a really historic investment in the armed forces of the United States and show the entire world that America stands with those who stand in defense of freedom,” Trump said.

The United States will support its allies, but the president said he also wants partner nations “to pay their fair share.”

Trump added, “We strongly support NATO. We only ask that all the NATO members make their full and proper financial contributions to the NATO alliance, which many of them have not been doing.”
Centcom and Socom are central to the fight against radical Islamic terrorism, the president said.

“We are up against an enemy that celebrates death, and totally worships destruction,” Trump said. “[The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant] is on a campaign of genocide, committing atrocities across the world. Radical Islamic terrorists are determined to strike our homeland as they did on 9/11, as they did from Boston to Orlando to San Bernardino.”

The president’s message to those forces of death and destruction is simple: “America and its allies will defeat you,” he said. “We will not allow it to take root in our country.


Reported By:

Kanwal Abidi

- White House Correspondent 
- Political & National Security Analyst 

Saturday, 4 February 2017

President Trump Second Week of Action

President Trump since 20th Jan 2017, 12 noon, inauguration - has not rested a moment and has moved unprecedented towards Making American Great Again !!! 

Following are the actions taken by the President in 2 weeks:

·       8: Presidential Actions to Make America Great Again
·       4: Diplomatic conversations with foreign leaders to promote an America First foreign policy
        *Updated: More calls have been out forward to world leaders. One thing is clear from the Trump talks to leaders, is he puts "America First", as he promised in the inaugral address.
·       4: Meetings to get input from workers and business leaders on jump starting job creation
·       2: Events for the nomination of Judge Gorsuch to the Supreme Court
·       2: Events to commemorate African American History Month
·       2: Members of President Trump’s Cabinet sworn in
·       1: Bill signed into law
·       1: Meeting with cyber security experts
·       1Commemoration of American Heart Month
·       1: Speech at the National Prayer Breakfast
·       1Letter of Recognition for National Catholic Schools Week

Following Through On His Promise To The American People, President Trump Nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch To The Supreme Court

·       On Tuesday, President Trump nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch to become Associate Justice on the Supreme Court, filling the seat left behind by the late Justice Antonin Scalia.
·       The next day, President Trump met with various stakeholders to thank them for their input in making such an important decision.

President Trump Continued To Drain The Washington Swamp And Further Protect All Americans

PROTECTING AMERICANS: President Trump signed two executive memoranda to protect Americans and sanctioned the world’s largest state sponsor of terrorism in Iran.

·       On Friday, the Trump administration sanctioned twenty-five individuals and entities that provide support to Iran’s ballistic missile program and to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ Quds Force.
·       Last Saturday, President Trump ordered a 30-day review and development of a new plan to defeat ISIS.
·       Last Saturday, to better get advice and information needed to ensure the safety and security of the American people, President Trump signed an executive order that modernized the National Security Council and the Homeland Security Council.

DRAINING THE SWAMP: President Trump used the power of his office to promote government transparency, preventing lobbying influence, and limiting regulatory overreach.
·       Last Saturday, President Trump signed an executive order establishing new ethics commitments for all Executive branch appointees to limit the influence of lobbyists and Washington insiders.
·       On Monday, President Trump signed an executive order to reduce government regulations by requiring two existing regulations to be ended if a new one is approved.
·       On Tuesday, President Trump signed into law the “GAO Access And Oversight Act Of 2017” (H.R.72) allowing the Government Accountability Office to gather records from all federal agencies so it can be more responsive to civil action.

President Trump Continued To Put Jobs Front And Center Through Two Executive Actions And Holding Four Stakeholder Meetings With Labor And Business Leaders
FREEING UP THE FINANCIAL SYSTEM: President Trump made two Presidential actions to better enable the financial system to promote job creation and serve all Americans.
·       On Friday, President Trump signed an executive order to regulate the financial system in a way that protects consumers while promoting economic growth and job creation.
·       On Friday, President Trump issued a memorandum to prevent the unintended consequences of financial fiduciary rules from limiting economic opportunity and American’s investments.

HEARING FROM STAKEHOLDERS: Throughout the week, President Trump met with labor and business leaders to get input on how best to jumpstart job creation for all Americans.
·       On Monday, President Trump met with small business owners to get input on how to spur job creation and help businesses like theirs succeed.
·       On Tuesday, President Trump met with leaders in the pharmaceutical industry to discuss how jobs can be brought back to America and reduce prices so all Americans can afford quality healthcare.
·       On Thursday, President Trump met with the executives of Harley-Davidson and union representatives to encourage American manufacturing.
·       On Friday, President Trump met with his economic advisory council to discuss ways to deliver jobs to all Americans.

To Start African American History Month, President Trump Honored The History Of The African American Community And Their Vast Contribution To American Society
·       On Wednesday, President Trump met with African American community leaders to honor their contribution and listen to their input on what can be done to improve the lives of all Americans.
·       The same day, President Trump signed a proclamation honoring February 2017 as Black History Month.

Despite Historic Democratic Obstructionism, President Trump Continued To Get His Cabinet Nominees Confirmed By Congress
·       On Tuesday, Elaine Chao was sworn in as President Trump’s Secretary of Transportation.
·       On Wednesday, Rex Tillerson was sworn in as President Trump’s Secretary of State.

President Trump Held Three Conversations With Foreign Leaders To Promote American Interests Around The Globe
·       On Sunday, President Trump spoke with King Salman bin Abd Al-Aziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia on creating safe zones in Syria and Yemen to help refugees and strict enforcement of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on Iran.
·       On Sunday, President Trump spoke with the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Muhammad bin Zayid Al Nuhayyan of the United Arab Emirates to reaffirm the strong partnership between both countries and combating radical Islamic terrorism.
·       On Sunday, President Trump spoke with Acting President Hwang Kyo-Ahn of the Republic of Korea on the important of the their mutual alliance and defending against North Korea.
·       On Thursday, President Trump met with King Abdullah II of Jordan where he conveyed the U.S.’s commitment to Jordan’s stability and defeating ISIS.

To Further Protect America’s Cyber Security, President Trump Met With Experts
·       On Tuesday, President Trump held a listening session with cyber security experts to help fulfill his campaign promise of securing America against cyber threats.

President Trump Spoke At The National Prayer Breakfast
·       On Thursday, President Trump continued to champion repealing the Johnson Amendment to allow representatives of faith to speak freely and without retribution.

President Trump Commemorated American Heart Month
·       On Friday, President Trump proclaimed February 2017 as American Heart Month.

President Trump Recognized National Catholic Schools Week
·       On Friday, President Trump issued a letter recognizing National Catholic Schools Week.

In Two Weeks Of Action, The President Has Been Relentless In This Effort To Make America Great Again:

·       21 Presidential Actions
·       16 Meetings With Foreign Leaders
·       10 Stakeholder Meetings
·       6 Cabinet Members Sworn-In
·       4 National Proclamations
·       3 Agency Visits
·       2 Speeches
·       1 Legislation Signed Into Law
·       1 Supreme Court Nomination
·       1 Manufacturing Initiative Launch
·       1 Thank-You Reception
·       1 Letter Of Recognition


Reported By:

Kanwal Abidi 
-Senior White House Correspondent
-Political & National Security Analyst