Originally posted on November 1, 2009
by Heather Steele, President & CEO
The US Federal Government spent $60 million last year on sewage treatment of poop in Tijuana, Mexico.
At the same time, the government is only budgeting about $30 million to be divided up between 61 Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task forces for next year, and thereâ€™s concern they may not even authorize that amount.Â That $30 million would be just about enough to enable ICAC teams to capture about 1% of known child predators.
Letâ€™s review that for a second.Â The ICAC teams KNOW where child molesters live.Â They have the technology to digitally track and hunt child molesters to their physical addresses right here in the US.Â They know where 625,000 child predators â€“ many or most of whom may be raping and torturing local American children right now according to research published in the Journal of Family Violence – live.
Once about $5 million in training funds are removed from that $30 million, only about $400,000 per year is allocated to each team.Â How many predators do ICACâ€™s have the resources to arrest with $400,000 each?Â Just 1%.
But donâ€™t take my word for it.Â The independent analysis comes via USA Today reporter Wendy Koch.
If you think that American children are worth more than Mexican poop, then itâ€™s time to call Rep. Alan Mollohan at (202) 225-4172 and respectfully let him know that itâ€™s time to increase spending to the ICAC teams.