Those of you who read the article know that Jace was arrested through the ICAC task force. Most ‘net nanny’ stings in WA state are run through MECTF (Missing and Exploited Children Task Force). Different name, same corruption., same focus – money, not children’s safety.
I just wrote all 61 ICAC Task Force offices across the U.S. the same letter. I hope to get some responses. But I’m not holding my breath.
“Hello – I am the mother of the man in the times article. I reached out to each and every one of you when my son was first arrested for assistance to understand exactly what the rules are and aren’t in your jobs. Few of you bothered to get back to me. I did have a conversation with a woman from Las Vegas Nevada who told me they cannot use a picture of an adult to lure men into their sting. Clearly you all can!
The truth is most of your task forces do not follow the guidelines dictated by the DOJ. And before you say it, I wrote the DOJ too, they also don’t care if you follow their rules. At this point what you have built is a money machine. For private prisons, prosecutors, judges, courthouse workers, parole officers, registration administrators, prison concessions, SO therapy groups, defense attorneys, experts, sleazy fundraising companies like O.U.R, QAnon…. the list goes on and on.
It’s an empire.
My question to each and every one of you: Is this really what you set out to do? Does it ever bother you that you prosecute every single person caught in these stings? Do none of you believe in decent human beings anymore? That just maybe…someone would have left if they met a child? Someone would have reported the child to the authorities? Someone would have found their parents? Someone was trying to help a child in need? Where did reasonable doubt go? Innocent until proven guilty? Without actual corroborating evidence, missing from the vast majority in these cases in WA state as well as other states, you all are now the ‘Thought Police’.
I know most of you have good intentions – but you are now just trading potential innocent victims while creating a new group of wrongly convicted citizens. You are not solving the problem – you just moved it around a little.
But I hope for more. From you, our government, our society. I hope to save children from abuse WHILE NOT prosecuting innocent men in the process.
Thank you for reading, Kathleen Hambrick”