Oath Keepers Call to Action: Operation Child Shield in Tucson, Arizona
We need skilled LEO, military, and search and rescue volunteers to search for, locate, and secure additional suspected child sex trafficking sites in Tucson, Arizona. See below for full list of skill-sets needed and how to volunteer.
This is an obvious rape tree, consistent with all the other rape trees our experienced LEO, military, EMS, and Search and Rescue personnel have seen all along the U.S. border with Mexico. Local TV “news” reports trying to explain it away as anything else are shameful.
This last week, Veterans On Patrol (VOP), out of Tucson, Arizona, released some disturbing video footage showing an obvious “rape tree” with restraints set at child height, and a very suspicious buried water/septic tank used as a “shelter” (see photo above) with the concurrent presence of children’s toys and children’s clothing, in combination with porn magazines. In response, Oath Keepers sent some of our most experienced Arizona LEO leaders to the site to inspect it and interview witnesses. Based on their assessment, the additional assessment of local Arizona military veterans and EMS personnel, as well as the very credible assessment by Navy SEAL veteran Craig “Sawman” Sawyer of Veterans for Child Rescue, we feel honor bound to deploy our most experienced LEO, military, and search and rescue personnel to search for additional possible sites of human trafficking and suspected child sex trafficking in the Tucson area. We see enough disturbing evidence to mandate this response by us.
Oath Keepers Video Call to Action with Stewart Rhodes:
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Please also watch this video interview with Craig Sawyer on the SGT Report:
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Note that in the video, Craig Sawyer describes finding numerous bottles of brunette hair dye. Keep in mind that the child sex trade does not just run South to North, to deliver kids from Mexico and Central America to pedophiles in the U.S. and Canada. It also runs North to South, to deliver American children to pedophiles in Mexico, Central, and South America. It is a two-way highway. And dying a blonde child’s hair a darker color would make it easier to smuggle them South.
Assessment by Tucson area paramedic and former Army M.P. with extensive border experience:
We spoke with a current-serving paramedic from the Tucson area who also served as an Army MP and was deployed along the border in a DOD operation to assist with the detection of human trafficking in 2008-2009. He stated that what he saw in the VOP video is entirely consistent with the rape trees he saw during that DOD operation. He described numerous instances of illegal aliens telling of being raped, and of children being raped right in front of their parents, by the coyotes, and also of children being separated from their parents, never to be seen again. He also stated that as a paramedic in the Tucson area, he has been to hundreds of homeless camps and hundreds of human trafficking lay-ups and has never, not once, seen a septic or water tank used as a shelter. What was depicted in the VOP video is something he has not seen before at any such homeless camp or illegal alien lay-up and he had the same response as Craig Sawyer did – that it does not make sense as a shelter because of the lack of air-flow, is too small to serve as a shelter for adults, and only makes sense as a way to confine children against their will. He also stated that he has never seen a site used by homeless families with children, or illegal aliens with children, where porn magazines are in the same location as children’s items. It is his assessment that this site is consistent with both rape trees and with possible child sex trafficking/abuse, and he agrees that a search should be made for similar sites.
The Operation Child Shield Mission
The mission is to search for additional suspected child sex trafficking sites, with a goal of preserving evidence, and then bringing in local, state, and federal LEOs once a site is found. We already have personnel on the ground in the Tucson area. In command on this mission are two of our most experienced Arizona retired law enforcement officers, Ron Thompson and Bob Houston, who have decades of experience on the Arizona border as law enforcement, search and rescue, and as part of Arizona Border Defenders, running interdiction operations against human traffickers. They are being assisted by some of our most experienced special warfare veterans and seasoned LEO detectives from national leadership. The local Tucson chapter is providing direct logistical and intelligence support.
Our retired LEO leadership will closely liaison with and coordinate with all levels of law enforcement in Arizona, and our primary mission is to act as a force-multiplier for law enforcement by spotting and reporting suspicious sites. A secondary benefit is that our presence will help disrupt cartel and human trafficking operations (area denial) and also help disrupt any attempts by them to hide, remove, or destroy evidence of their crimes now that so much public attention is being brought to bear on the area.
HOW TO VOLUNTEER
To volunteer, email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
We will place a priority on Oath Keepers members, but if you are not a member but have one of the needed skill-sets, please do volunteer. We will provide gas money, food and lodging for the vetted and accepted volunteers. Please do NOT just drive to Tucson without first emailing us.
Expect to be heavily and closely vetted. Once vetted, you will get more details on mission parameters, ROE, SOPs, etc. and recommended gear.
Needed Personnel and Skill-sets:
Law enforcement veterans or off-duty LEOs who can donate their time. Whether local, state or federal, we need experienced retired and veteran LEOs who can help preserve evidence at suspected sites and also serve as LEO liaisons for any interaction and communication between our teams and local, state, and federal LEOs.
Military Special Operations and reconnaissance veterans. To assist in locating possible sites, and also in providing security for our trackers and our LEO/search and rescue personnel.
Search and Rescue personnel.
Trackers. Whether military, law enforcement, search and rescue, or civilian, if you can track people, we need you. Any skilled tracker will be considered, but especially those with desert experience.
Forensics personnel. Anyone with formal training and experience in forensics will be invaluable in helping us to preserve possible evidence.
Dog handlers and dogs. We need search and rescue handler’s that would be able to bring their own dog and be prepared to sustain themselves and the dog. We can also use retired police officers who might still have a working dog or current serving officers that would be willing to come down off-duty and utilize their dogs. Cadaver dogs would also be extremely helpful. God knows what we might find out there in the desert. They are going to either need to be from the southwest or realize the fact they will have to allow time for the dog to adjust to the hot weather, and also be able to cool the dog off in a vehicle.
Emergency medical personnel. To take care of the teams and also to be on hand to provide care for any victims found.
Infantry veterans. To provide security for the field teams and for the operation in general. Be prepared to go both low profile (concealed carry) and high profile (open carry) depending on the environment and mission.
The goal will be to have at least one LEO veteran as a leader/LEO liaison on each team, paired up with an experienced infantry or special ops veteran as co-team leader, along with trackers, search and rescue, and medical personnel, with any additional LEO and infantry veterans providing security.
Intelligence personnel. Whether military or law enforcement trained.
Drone pilots with drones. Especially if you have the ability to take video footage and still photos.
We want only “quiet professionals” who can keep calm under pressure.
SPECIAL REQUEST FOR FEMALE VOLUNTEERS. We need our patriotic women to step up and help us with this mission. First, to be there to talk to and care for any women and children victims we may find, and also to assist with interviews of possible witnesses/sources of information. Having women out looking for suspected child sex trafficking/human trafficking sites also helps make this mission more difficult for the left-leaning media to attack. We need women who have some of the above skill-sets, but even if you don’t, but want to help, we will consider you on a case-by-case basis.
Fluent Spanish speakers. Again, preferably also with one of the above skill-sets.
Again, to volunteer email us at: email@example.com All other inquiries, please use firstname.lastname@example.org or use this contact form.
If you cannot volunteer for this mission, please make a donation to support those who can. We will need to cover considerable travel, food, and lodging expenses for our volunteers. Every little bit helps.
We hope that the attention being brought to this critical issue will prompt President Trump to act decisively to secure the border to put an end to the cross-border sex trafficking of children, both going north and south, and we also hope it will prompt the state of Arizona to likewise put all of its available resources to work to stop the disturbing sex trafficking of women and children. We will do all we can to help make that a reality.
For the Republic, and for the children,
PS – stay tuned for more details and frequent updates on this operation. And please say a prayer for our volunteers as they go into harms way to do the right thing. Pray that God grant them discernment, wisdom, patience, courage, and stamina to get the job done with honor and effectiveness.