As of this writing, 1,072 children have gone missing in northern Ohio so far this year. Police are clueless as to why this is happening. In a normal year, only about 700 kids go missing in northern Ohio, most of them runaways. Authorities are worried because the state is now on track to hit 1,600 missing kids by the end of the year—and they have no idea where most of them are ending up.
Most of us are probably thinking the same thing when we hear about this: “Sound of Freedom.” The Jim Caviezel movie about former DHS officer Tim Ballard and his exploits rescuing trafficked children was the only summer box office hit this year. It’s brought awareness to the global child trafficking rings that many people have ignored for too long.
It’s great that Ballard and his team are rescuing trafficked kids in the jungles of Colombia or wherever (total props to them for that), but the reality is that we have a trafficking problem here in the United States that never gets talked about. Police in Ohio say, on the one hand, that a lot of the kids who have gone missing there are runaways. Quite a few of them have already come home. A lot of them are still missing, though.
There were 45 kids that went missing in Cleveland in September. Another 35 went missing in August. The surge started back in May when 30 kids went missing in Cleveland.
Newburg Heights Police Chief John Majoy says, “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.”
Majoy adds that during his 33-year career, he’s never seen such high numbers of missing children as they’ve had in 2023.
One possibility is that the Biden economy is contributing to the unprecedented surge in missing kids. Gas prices are back up above $6 a gallon in many parts of the country, and inflation is still driving the price of groceries into the stratosphere. Families are hurting because of “Bidenomics.” When the parents are fighting over money or single moms are taking their frustrations out on the kids, they’re much more likely to run away from home.
Another possibility—which feels more likely—is our wide-open southern border. It doesn’t feel like a coincidence that we’re seeing a spike in missing children, right as Joe Biden has invited 15 to 20 million illegal aliens from rape cultures into the country.
If you’re running a Mexican drug cartel and you know the southern border is wide open, why would you expand your child-kidnapping business into places like Ohio or Maryland or Nebraska? It’s a growth market with very little competition. Organized crime in America has an unwritten rule that they leave kids alone. Criminals from every country south of the US-Mexico border do not.
How exactly did the Biden regime “lose” more than 82,000 illegal alien kids back in March? That’s the population of Sioux City, Iowa! They had to have gone somewhere.
Ohio isn’t the only state where this is happening, either. New York has had more than 2,700 disappearances this year. Pennsylvania had more than 1,100, and Illinois had more than 1,000. New York, Pennsylvania, and Illinois are all sanctuary states for illegal aliens. While Ohio is not a sanctuary state, Cleveland and the other biggest cities are sanctuary cities. Is this exactly what it looks like?