Sunday, October 01, 2023

52 Youths Go Mysteriously Missing In One City In May

Something strange is going on in and around the city of Cleveland. John Majoy, is the Newburgh Heights Police Chief. In an interview with Fox News, Majoy reported that 27 youths between the ages of 12 and 17 had gone missing between May 2nd and May 16th. Majoy called the missing youths “troubling.”

“For some reason in 2023, we’ve seen a lot more than we normally see, which is troubling in part because we don’t know what’s going on with some of these kids, whether they’re being trafficked or whether they’re involved in gang activity or drugs. It’s a silent crime that happens right under our noses. The problem is where are they? Where do they go? They can be in a drug house or farmed to prostitution or caught up in drug trafficking or gangs. There’s always peaks and valleys with missing persons, but this year it seems like an extraordinary year.”

Majoy is also the board president of Cleveland Missing, a nonprofit, offering direct support for families and friends searching for their missing loved ones. It also trains law enforcement officers in methods to help families and victims that have been found. Cleveland Missing, was founded by Sylvia Colon and her cousin Gina DeJesus, who was abducted when she was 14 and remained in captivity for years.

On the non-profits website, Majoy’s bio is impressive:

Chief John Majoy serves as the Chief of Police in the Village of Newburgh Heights, located just outside of the City of Cleveland. Chief Majoy has been in law enforcement since 1990. He is the Chair of the Northeast Ohio Amber Alert Committee. Chief Majoy holds a master’s degree in criminal justice from Tiffin University. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy 220th Session and the Police Executive  Leadership College.  He serves as an Adjunct Professor of Criminal Justice at Tiffin University and Bowling Green State University. 

In addition to the 27 youths that went missing during the first two weeks of May, Cleveland Police records indicate another 25 youths went missing between May 17th and May 31st.

Majoy knows that the disappearances may lead some into criminal activity. Gang involvement often leads to drug use and addiction, as well as crimes like robbery, carjackings and worse. One tool that he has found useful in finding the missing children is social media. However, if there are no photographs of the juveniles the usefulness of the media is diminished.

In May the U.S. Marshal Service Launched “Operation We Will Find You” to recover the missing children. On it’s website it bills itself as the:

“First Nation-Wide Missing Child Operation.”

The United States Marshals Service, along with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) and state and local agencies in 16 geographical locations across the U.S., led a 10-week national operation to find endangered missing children.

Operation We Will Find You is the first nationwide missing child operation focused on geographical areas with high clusters of critically missing children.  

The operation was conducted in the following locations: the National Capital Region (Eastern Virginia, Washington D.C. and Maryland); Massachusetts; South Carolina; New Orleans, Louisiana; San Antonio, Texas; Detroit, Michigan; Yakima, Washington; Orlando metro, Florida; Los Angeles, California; Northern Ohio, Guam; Puerto Rico; and the U.S. Virgin Islands. 
Operation We Will Find You presented the USMS with an opportunity to expand and highlight partnerships among law enforcement agencies and NCMEC that resulted in not only finding critically missing children but also bringing more attention to the epidemic of missing children in America.

Regarding the Ohio cases U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott said this:

“The epidemic of missing children in our country needs a spotlight. It needs our focus. We hope operations like this sharpen that focus. Every child deserves a safe environment to grow up in, and we are dedicated to helping provide that for the children and families in Northern Ohio.”

Last year alone, more than 15,000 children went missing in Ohio. 8,500 were found to be abducted and four were deceased when located.

Personally, I believe that the laissez faire attitude that is being taught in our schools increases the danger. Not only does such an attitude make the children more vulnerable, it makes those practicing evil more brazen and dangerous.

When there are no rules and no consequences society becomes morally decrepit and the suffering of many increases.