Last year, a 19-year-old woman, who asked to be referred to as Jasmine, shocked the nation by stating that approximately 30 police officers from departments around the Bay Area sexually assaulted her or had some sort of sexual relations with her.
Since then, seven of these officers were charged and several higher-ups either left or were fired.
The case is still being discussed in the media because a settlement was recently reached, and just last week the Oakland police department held a private ceremony honouring many officers caught up in the scandal.
Jasmine was apparently abused as a 12-year-old and then forced into the underground world of sex slavery.
Unfortunately, the cycle of abuse continued for Jasmine, but it wasn’t just with one police officer.
You may assume that these individuals who were supposed to be protecting her have since been put behind bars, but this is not the case.
Though some faced charges, the city agreed to settle Jasmine’s claim to the tune of $1 million with no admission of liability.
What’s worse is that rather than firing, counselling or demoting these officers, the Oakland police actually held a secret ceremony on July 14 (with no media coverage) celebrating many of the police officers accused of mishandling the case.
Details About the Oakland Police Sex Scandal
The scandal was unearthed in September 2015 when an Oakland police officer committed suicide and left a note that detailed he had a sexual relationship with a young sex worker.
The scandal broke wide open shortly afterwards when Jasmine came forward and told a reporter that she had sex with over a dozen members of the Oakland Police Department in addition to other officials working at other law enforcement agencies in Alameda and Contra Costa counties.
Her abuse began in February 2015, so keep in mind she was underage.
She met one of the cops when he saved her life from her former pimp, but soon he introduced her to other cops and they began trafficking her amongst their ranks.
According to state law, three of the officers committed statutory rape, many participated in human trafficking, and all of them knowingly solicited prostitution (source).
One officer was sentenced to three years of probation and was told he can have no contact with Jasmine, and another officer’s case is set to be dismissed next year if he successfully completes his probation.
Two more officers are facing charges for having oral sex with Jasmine as a minor. Police Chief Sean Whent resigned from his position just after Jasmine was interviewed.
The city decided to settle her claim at $989,000. Though the Oakland police department has faced significant public scrutiny, it does seem a little like they’re being let “off the hook” when it comes to the judiciary system.
Many of the officers accused will see little to no punishment for their crimes, despite the pain they caused Jasmine.
“The settlement occurred with no admission of liability, but obviously, if you pay $1 million, you figure you got some responsibility,” civil rights attorney John Burris, who represented Jasmine, said in a statement.
In addition, some of these officers are literally being rewarded, even after they allegedly engaged in misconduct or mishandled this particular case, or were involved with other sex scandals.
Oakland police held a “secret ceremony” in celebration for several officers who received promotions and awards for their “bravery and service.”
However, the officers were welcomed by two dozen angry protestors, as some of the officers being honoured were those involved with Jasmine’s case.
One of the officers, Roland Holmgren, was promoted to captain, and he was accused of “mishandling” Jasmine’s case.
This isn’t the first Oakland police scandal he’s been caught up in; according to the East Bay Express, he’s been involved in a number of police misconduct scandals over the past 20 years.
And Holmgren wasn’t the only one involved with the case who was awarded, as several other officers were either promoted or rewarded for their services, despite having either turned a blind eye to this case or been involved with misconduct or mishandling it.
In May 2017, Jasmine’s lawyer, Mr. Burris, actually called the officers a “cabal” that “took advantage of a young woman.”
“People were passing her around as if she was a kickball or something,” Burris said.
This sounds eerily similar to the types of activities that take place at elite sex parties, especially since he literally referred to them as a cabal.
It seems as though the judiciary system often has difficulty punishing those with authority, giving them privileged treatment and allowing them to bend the rules, even if they are known sexual offenders and predators.
If we can’t trust law enforcement to actually do their jobs and properly investigate situations like this, even if they implicate their colleagues or bosses, then who can we trust?
The sad part is that the government is no stranger to these types of scandals, as it’s at the very core of the establishment.
The U.S. Government and the Cabal’s Ties to Sex Rings
There has been a lot of speculation lately on child sex rings being used by the U.S. government.
You may be familiar with the Pizza scandal, which allegedly unearthed a very high-level elitist global pedophile ring the U.S. government was involved in.
It’s because of these emails that many claimed Jon Podesta was a part of these child trafficking rings as well.
Below is a video of award winning American journalist Ben Swann explaining the Pizza controversy in detail:
This isn’t the first time people were concerned over sexual abuse by government officials.
Ted Gunderson, former FBI special agent and head of their L.A. office, worked to uncover years’ worth of information on high-level pedophilia, sexual abuse, and satanic rituals performed by the government and the elite (or the cabal).
Former U.S. representative Cynthia McKinney also knew about the government’s relationship to human trafficking, and she actually addressed it in 2005.
She grilled Donald Rumsfeld on military contractor DynCorp’s child trafficking business of selling women and children (source).
Another individual involved in high-level trafficking was Jeffrey E. Epstein, a member of the financial elite infamous on Wall Street.
In 2009, he pleaded guilty to charges of soliciting prostitution from girls as young as fourteen. He served just over a year in jail and became a registered high-risk sex offender.
According to former U.S. State Department official Steve Pieczenik, the Clintons and many more “have been a major part and participant of what’s called the Lolita Express, which is a plane owned by Mr. Jeff Epstein, a wealthy multi-millionaire who flies down to the Bahamas and allows Bill and Hillary Clinton to engage in sex with minors — that is called Pedophilia.” (source)
Prominent names who boarded the Lolita Express include former President Bill Clinton, Naomi Campbell, Kevin Spacey, Prince Andrew, Larry Summers, and other political figures, all of whom are listed on the flight logs.
Even the current U.S. President, Donald Trump, has ties to Epstein, and was in fact accused of raping a 13-year-old girl at multiple different elite sex parties with Epstein. You can see the full logs here.
“Bill Clinton… associated with a man like Jeffrey Epstein, who everyone in New York, certainly within his inner circles, knew was a pedophile,” explained Conchita Sarnoff, an investigative journalist who, despite being bribed to stay silent, risked her life to expose the brutal reality of human trafficking.
Sarnoff also wrote a book on the Epstein case called TrafficKing.
“Why would a former president associate with a man like that?” Sarnoff asked.
Numerous victims involved in elite sex rings and occult sex rituals have come forward, exposing high-level corruption in regards to human sex trafficking and pedophilia.
One of the more recent victims to come forward is a woman named Kendall who was sold at birth into a powerful, high-level international sex ring.
It’s clear that sex scandals are occurring left, right, and centre within the establishment.
We need to stop placing authority on a pedestal so we can see that this type of preferential treatment will not help us achieve peace in society.
Just because you’re a higher-up in the government or within a well-respected institution doesn’t give you the right to commit these violent acts, and our judiciary system desperately needs to reflect this.
By Kalee Brown, Guest author