Paxton’s Human Trafficking Division Announces 99-Year Sentence in Hunt County Human Trafficking Trial
AUSTIN, TX – Attorney General Ken Paxton announced that Barbara Barrett, of Greenville, has been found guilty of Continuous Trafficking of a Child in Hunt County and received a sentence of 99 years in jail.
Barrett and her husband, Jeffery Barrett, are accused of abusing and neglecting their adopted children while forcing them to work in a puppy mill attached to their home.
Both were charged with Continuous Trafficking of Persons. Paxton’s Human Trafficking and Transnational Organized Crime Division assisted the Hunt County District Attorney in prosecution of Barrett.
“It is heartbreaking to know this horrid abuse was happening in our state, and it is unfathomable that a person could be so heartless to abuse the foster care system and use children in need of a loving, safe home as slave labor,” Attorney General Paxton said. “There is no excuse for this evil behavior, and it will not be tolerated in our state. We can only hope this successful prosecution will bring some degree of justice to the children that were robbed of the love and care they deserved. I will never stop fighting against human trafficking.”
Parents sent to prison in 2015 Fayetteville slaying, sex assault of 3-year-old daughter
Cumberland County, NC – A Fayetteville mother and father were sent to prison Monday for the 2015 sexual abuse and death of their malnourished 3-year-old daughter.
After a week of testimony and just over four hours of deliberation, a Cumberland County jury found Jamarkus Smith, 31, guilty of first-degree murder, taking indecent liberties with a child, intentional child abuse inflicting serious injury, felonious child abuse and two counts of sex offense with a child by an adult in the death of his daughter, Jourdin A’Legacy Smith.
Jourdin’s mother and Smith’s wife, Octavia Bennett-Smith, 32, a former Fort Bragg Army sergeant, pleaded guilty in December 2019.
Testimony in Smith’s trial began July 19, with closing arguments on Friday.
Following the jury verdict, Smith professed his innocence when he addressed the court before sentencing.
“I showed them I was innocent,” he said. “They know I’m innocent, and you know I’m innocent. Everybody here knows. How is that right? At what point is the legal system about justice?”
No statements were made on behalf of Jourdin before Judge Claire Hill sentenced Smith to life imprisonment for the murder and a combined 25 to 35 years for the other charges. He will also be required to register as a sex offender for life.
Smith’s attorney, Kris Poppe, said his client plans to appeal the verdict.
As Smith was escorted from the courtroom Monday, he turned to two women in the gallery who appeared to be there on his behalf and said, “I didn’t do it.”
“I know you didn’t baby,” one of the women said. “He didn’t do that. I don’t care what nobody says. He didn’t do it.”
According to the child’s autopsy report, the cause of death was pneumonia in the setting of malnutrition, neglect and sexual abuse. She weighed just 28 pounds at the time of her death, and her body and genitals were riddled with lacerations and contusions, the report said.
Bennett-Smith’s sentencing came some 30 minutes after her husband’s.
Her defense attorney, Antonio Gerald, called Jourdin’s death a tragedy.
Gerald said that Bennett-Smith accepted responsibility for her role in Jourdin’s death and “agreed to testify and assist in any way to help bring justice for Jourdin.”
Bennett-Smith did not speak during the hearing but cried as she was sentenced to a minimum term 10 years, five months, and a maximum of 13 years, six months for the second-degree murder charge.
The judge declined Gerald’s request for a consolidated sentence and instead stacked the sentence for the other charges.
For the child abuse and sexual assault charges, she received a consecutive minimum sentence of four years, four months, and a maximum of more than 10 years in prison. She will be required to register as a sex offender for 30 years after release.
The judge also recommended a psychological evaluation for Bennett-Smith.
Gerald said that the court heard during her testimony at Smith’s trial that she was also a victim of assault as a child.
“These are not excuses for her actions of what she has pled guilty to, but only to shed some light as to what may have led her to be in this courtroom today,” he said.
Oklahoma man found guilty of disturbing case of Child Abuse
NORMAN, OK – An Oklahoma man has been convicted of several counts of child abuse and sexual assault after he reportedly fled to Hong Kong to avoid the charges.
WARNING – This is more than “disturbing”, this is just more proof of the growing evil, sadistic abuse being inflicted on Our Children day after day. BUT, this is nothing new apparently, since the Justice Department sent a very detailed REPORT TO CONGRESS, August 2010… Just another Brick In The Wall for this Legacy Of Failure. Robert StrongBow
In 2019, Jose Perez Manarang, Jr. was arrested after shocking allegations of child abuse surfaced.
According to court documents, “Manarang would put a plastic trash bag and tie it off around [the child’s] neck until [they] ‘about died.’”
Documents state he would also “spank [the child’s] face until it was swollen” and “kick [the child] in the chest with boots on.”
Once the allegations were reported to police, investigators say Manarang fled to Hong Kong.
He was ultimately brought back to Oklahoma and was charged with two counts of rape, child sexual abuse, lewd molestation or indecent proposal, three counts of child abuse, soliciting a minor for indecent exposure, and two counts of procuring pornography.
During the non-jury trial, Manarang’s defense team rested after calling no witnesses.
Cleveland County District Judge Thad Balkman found Manarang guilty on all counts.
He was sentenced to six life sentences, plus 80 years.
Pantene just released an online commercial that has resulted in backlash from Christians and non-Christians alike. Sawyer, a transgender girl, and Sawyer’s two moms are featured in the latest Pantene ad, which glamorizes the LGBTQ lifestyle.
“Just be yourself and don’t let anybody tell you who you are” is one of the extremely misleading taglines from the new Pantene ad. A feel-good nod to those who falsely believe gender can be chosen, the tagline sadly goes against the biblical truth that God created us and decided who we were before forming us in our mothers’ wombs.
The commercial is narrated almost entirely by one mom as the other mom quietly sits beside her, with a few added lines from Sawyer. But do not be deceived. Notice some of the misleading wording used within the ad to normalize the LGBTQ lifestyle:
Opening tagline: For LGBTQ kids, hair is more than how you look. It’s how you are seen.
Sawyer has always been super gender creative.
And hair has been a big part of her transition.
Once she told us that she identified as a girl, she immediately wanted to grow her hair out.
Sawyer said, “It made me feel good and confident, and it made my insides match my outsides.”
This was a kid who knew who she was from such a young age.
So, I’m always telling Sawyer to never hide who she is. Always be herself. Never be afraid to step out and exist as the person that she is.
Sawyer states, “My advice is just be yourself and don’t let anybody tell you who you are.
Closing tagline: Those who make us feel seen make us feel loved.
Final logo: Pantene/Family is #BEAUTIFULGBTQ/Proud to Support Transgender Visibility
Pantene Pro-V also tweeted:
“Hair is a large part of our identity. And for LGBTQ+ youth like Sawyer, who choose to express themselves, their style, & their creativity through their hairstyle, it can help them feel seen. Catch up with Sawyer and her mom Ashley & see how this family is #BeautifulLGBTQ.”
Procter & Gamble, Pantene’s parent company, also owns several other lines of products that conservatives should avoid purchasing and supporting. This ad is not the first time P&G has pushed the LGBTQ agenda in their commercials. In fact, 1Million Moms has launched campaigns and voiced our concern in the past regarding P&G’s transgender Gillette ad for Father’s Day, as well as their lesbian Head & Shoulders ad for prom.
But instead of ditching its politically-charged messages, P&G took their message to an even deeper level with this transgender Pantene ad. So let this serve as a warning from One Million Moms to P&G customers that do not want to support ideology that pediatricians actually call “child abuse.”
We wanted to let you know that, once again, P&G has decided to cater to homosexualsand their sinful lifestyle choice. And since a portion of each sale goes to help finance P&G’s social agenda that has nothing to do with hair care products, it’s time to find another, family-friendly brand and product line.After all, there are plenty of hair care products on the market for moms to buy for their families that do not support liberal causes. We have a choice.
Moms are aware that P&G manufactures a long list of popular products, but P&G needs to remember that other competitors make similar products. Moms also know that store brand products will help the grocery bill in this tough economy.
Have no fear! One Million Moms will continue to support companies in the future when we fully understand that they stand on principles and morality. Likewise, we will choose to stay away from those who do not support moral decency.
Pantene needs to hear from you.
Openly supporting the homosexual agenda versus remaining neutral in the cultural war is just bad business. If Christians cannot find corporate neutrality with Pantene, they will vote with their pocketbook and support companies that are neutral.
Pantene is irresponsible to air such a commercial, especially when families are likely to be watching. It is extremely destructive and damaging to impressionable children viewing the commercial. Everyone knows children mimic what they see and hear.
State Legislatures Have A Duty Of Truth, And That Truth Is The Election Was Compromised
This is NOT something a Good Parent would go along with, much less do, and for everyones information, there is no way ANYONE should have gone along with how the Democrat Law Makers did their job these last 4 years, and I could have kept quiet if not for one thing: Our Country needed NET NEUTRALITY, and OUR CHILDREN NEEDED NET NEUTRALITY, and that didn’t matter to Democrats enough to just work together a little, just for Our Children.
September 2020 study revealed 353 U.S. counties with 1.8 million more registered voters than eligible voting-age citizens.
There are eight states showing statewide registration rates exceeding 100%: Alaska, Colorado, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
We have eyewitnesses with claims of voter fraud all across the country, with signed affidavits.
Michigan recount witness told a panel of Michigan state lawmakers Tuesday, she witnessed a litany of voting irregularities, including the double-counting of thousands of votes and smuggled-in fake ballots.
MI Poll challenger said Poll Supervisor illegally gave contested votes to Democrat canidates.
USPS Contract Truck Driver Who Transferred 288,000 FRAUDULENT BALLOTS from NY to PA.
All the while, the FBI and the Department Of Justice are still Missing In Action. Which amounts to a coverup of election fraud.
Records show Obama DHS scanned Georgia Election Site in 2016.
It is an outrage that our own Federal Law Enforcement agencies have circumvented our laws to help the democrats in their attempts to impeach Our President.
I firmly believe each and every member of Our Circle, and every single Follower who lives in our country should Contact Your State Representitives, and your Federal Representatives NOW.
Everyone knows I am from Texas, and as I stand here, I ask every Texas Law Maker, both State Law Makers and Federal Law Makers, Our Governor, Our Attorney General, all of Our Law Enforcement Officers to PLEASE SPEAK UP, this is not something I am proud of, and where we are from this is NOT how to teach the VALUES necessary to become a Good Citizen to Our Children.
One more thing, in the summer of 2016, during the BLM demonstration, we had already lost 5 Law Enforcement Officers (I believe 1 Officer was working for Transit), and the demonstration had reached downtown, when the dude began shooting. When that first shot went to echoing thru downtown, every single one of Our Family all but jumped out of our chairs, as we scanned the television. In a millisecond of time, the marchers became the targets, and almost all the front marchers were men, but in that horrific instant, the Ladies began taking hits, and it was what I believe to be the worst thing imaginable. To this day, it is almost impossible to believe, or even think about happening in Our Great Country, but Dallas Law Enforcement apparently told the marchers to get behind them, and Our Dear Officers turned and faced that gunman.. Every single person in our living room was crying now, because I can still see it in my mind, those women weren’t standing behind the Officers and neither were the men, they were flat on the ground…
So, if anyone has any problem with what I have said, you think about one thing before saying the wrong thing, people in other countries have to worry about things like this, or the other canidate is killed, this is Our America the Beautiful, the Land of the Free, Home of the Brave.