LVMPD Human Trafficking Task Force Calls Out O.U.R. on Facebook
Human Trafficking is a money maker for the traffickers, more profitable than selling drugs and guns. Unfortunately, it has also become profitable for some seeking grant money and donations under the guise of providing services to victims.-Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Human Trafficking Task Force
Get Informed! Further Reading on Human Trafficking
Human Trafficking in America: Myths and Realities, Reason, 8 Nov. 2015: https://reason.com/video/human-trafficking-in-america-myths-and-r/
Trafficking in Persons Report 2019 (TIPS Report), United States State Department, Infjune 2019: https://www.state.gov/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2019-Trafficking-in-Persons-Report.pdf
Police, survivors debunk human trafficking kidnapping myths, Michigan Live, 16 Jan 2020: https://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/2020/01/police-survivors-debunk-human-trafficking-kidnapping-myths.html
VERIFY: Do child sex traffickers look for victims at the store?, KBTV Channel 9, 11 July 2017: https://www.9news.com/article/news/verify/verify-do-child-sex-traffickers-look-for-victims-at-the-store/73-455918970
Police: No increasing trend in missing kids, West Hawaii Today, 17 June 2020: https://www.westhawaiitoday.com/2020/06/17/hawaii-news/police-no-increasing-trend-in-missing-kids/
Trump’s Human Trafficking Record Is Fake News, Foreign Policy, 20 June 2019: https://foreignpolicy.com/2019/06/20/trumps-human-trafficking-record-is-fake-news/
White Mom’s Burden, New Republic, 25 June 2019: https://newrepublic.com/article/154119/white-moms-burden
July 27, 2020, just three days before the World Day against Trafficking in Persons was to take place nationwide- the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Human Trafficking Task Force issued a public statement once again correcting the unfounded claims of Tim Ballard and Operation Underground Railroad (O.U.R.); who continues to deliberately misrepresent human trafficking and their core mission.
The LVMPD Human Trafficking Task Force stated that “[human Trafficking] has also become profitable for some seeking grant money and donations under the guise of providing services to victims“.
“Rise Up For Children” or just “Rise Up!” was their battle-cry for fundraisers for the days leading up to, and especially on July 30, 2020, where O.U.R. held events across the United States for their World Day Against Trafficking in Persons fundraiser extravaganza.
One event was held in Las Vegas at Alyn Beck Memorial Park, however, Tim Ballard attended the Get Loud and Rise Up! event in St. George, Utah, event in his helicopter (supposedly a donation to OUR).