U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) continues to run away from enforcing immigration and customs laws. It has decided that it will enforce laws against child molestation and child pornography, something entirely outside the immigration and customs function. In fact, the FBI exists to enforce inter-state crimes involving child molestation and child pornography. And since actual child molestion occurs within a State, it is the proper jurisdiction of local and State law enforcement.
Boston Globe April 4, 2012
A Boston doctor is beginning a 21-year federal prison sentence for traveling to Alaska with a plan to have sex with a 5-year-old boy, federal law enforcement officials said today.
John Mark Felton, 48, was sentenced Friday in Alaska. A citizen of the United Kingdom, Felton may pursue transfer to a UK prison pursuant to a treaty between the United States and United Kingdom, officials said.
Felton’s arrest came after an investigation by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations directorate, ICE said today in a statement.
Felton traveled to Alaska, believing that he had arranged with a man over the Internet to have sex with the man’s grandson. The “grandfather” was actually a Homeland Security Investigations agent, ICE said.
So, why wasn't Felton arrested by the Boston Police Department or the Anchorage Police Department? There are tens of thousands of illegal aliens and drug smugglers working out of Massechusetts and Alaska, but ICE decided that it wanted to work child porn and child molestation cases that are properly the responsibility of local law enforcement or the FBI.
While Felton appears to be a legal alien, ICE is as we speak ignorning other legal and illegal alien criminals, especially gangbangers throughout this country. To wit Edwin Ramos, who recently testified in his own defense in his murder trial, but remember Ramos, an MS-13 gang member and illegal alien, was released by ICE to commit the horrible murders he is on trial for. And MS-13, as well as other illegal alien gangs, are free to roam not only California, but Alaska and Massechusetts with no interference from HSI.
ICE should concentrate on its core mission, the detection and removal of illegal aliens as well as the investigation of the smuggling of contraband into the United States. If HSI agents want to investigate child porn they should join a local police department or the FBI.