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TAIWANNUMBERONE 58 points ago +59 / -1

Bet if the family armed up and smoked out the location cops would suddenly start caring. They exist to defend criminals from citizen justice, period.

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sandinyourteeth 24 points ago +25 / -1

Better add FBI to your fuck list.

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McGyver357 10 points ago +10 / -0

things about this you should know:

What the family is doing: Fortenberry and the family plan to sue the Dallas Police Department, the American Airlines Center, the Dallas Mavericks, and Extended Stay America hotels.

“When a 40-something-year-old man walks in with a 15-year-old girl and rents multiple hotel rooms and then there is traffic coming in and out of those rooms, those are red flags,” Fortenberry told reporters.

Fuck Blackstone: The Blackstone Group, a private equity firm, acquired Extended Stay America in May 2004 for US$3.1 billion in cash and debt. At the time of the merger, Extended Stay America operated 475 hotels; Blackstone increased that number with the addition of 132 from Homestead Studio Suites.[9][10] Homestead, which was founded by Security Capital in 1992, had been acquired by Blackstone in November 2001 for US$740 million. All of Blackstone's extended-stay hotels consisting of the Crossland, Extended Stay America, Homestead, StudioPlus, and, eventually, Extended Stay Deluxe brands were managed together by Extended Stay Hotels.[11]

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becky21k1 -8 points ago +2 / -10

Did the hotel even know about the girl?

it is possible to rent a room (or three) and lie about who will be there, leave your "guest" in the car or whatever.

I don't know how the basketball team is responsible either.

It just seems like they're reaching for money anywhere they can find it.

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TheDespotofCartoons 3 points ago +3 / -0

Well, keep in mind that I am not a lawyer, but it strikes me as more of a strategy.

While you are correct that it is possible to rent multiple rooms under false pretenses, I believe their point is that there were very likely other red flags that, had the hotel/security been more alert, would have been noticed and the girl could have possibly been rescued much sooner. Also, it's possible that security footage of the check-in has been recovered, and it showed the guy checking in with the girl nearby (but I do not know that, so file that under "possibility"). While the presence of the girl can be easily explained away as a relative, again, a more alert (or, as I would guess, a more properly trained) staff would have noticed other red flags.

Suing the basketball team I will agree with you does seem like a cash grab. As I said earlier, though, it's likely part of the legal strategy. AA Center most likely bears most of the responsibility here, as it's usually the venue that is responsible for hiring security guards and ticket takers, the two main points of failure which allowed this girl to be kidnapped in the first place. But how much responsibility does the team hold? When I say "team" here, I don't mean solely the players. NBA teams are pretty much corporations these days, so in suing the Mavs, the lawyer's main target is likely the business side, that is, owners and admin personnel. Since the Mavs are the main reason there is an AA Center in the first place, it's very likely that the venue is a part of the business side of the team; in other words, the person who runs the AA center either reports directly to some very high higher-up in the team's business office or is part of the Mavs's business office outright.

Bottom line, in bringing the Mavericks into the lawsuit, the lawyer can then shake out the hierarchy and see who really is to blame for this royal cock-up. Of course, if it comes out that the Mavs bear some responsibility, it will mean a greater payday for both victim and legal team. While I am not a fan of how litigious our society has become, this is definitely a case of necessarily hurting a bottom line in order to wake folks up, in which case I say take 'em to the cleaners!

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becky21k1 -6 points ago +2 / -8

when's the last time you rented a room at a motel?

Most are franchises run by people who barely give a shit about keeping the rooms clean.

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sandinyourteeth 6 points ago +6 / -0

The downvoter misses the nuance.

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Nearlydearly2 4 points ago +4 / -0

Not really - BLM is only interested in the perception that cops are racist and unfairly treat and target criminal blacks.

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sandinyourteeth 5 points ago +5 / -0

We are neck deep in clown world...siding with the enemy is natural. Honk! Honk!

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Wexit-Delecto 2 points ago +3 / -1

Who cares. If the cops were defunded we’d be free to enforce the laws.

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Handshaketwo 1 point ago +2 / -1

Pretty sure that's by design, but that's just my observation.

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impera 7 points ago +7 / -0

When the school board pushback started happening and parents figured out how to revoke their bonds, supposedly people said that this can be done with individual police as well as other categories of government employees.

I wonder if that theory ever grew legs.

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BillGateCanSuckIt 3 points ago +3 / -0

This this this. Why has the sue the bonds narrative been not plastered everywhere

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pmyourcovfefes 2 points ago +2 / -0

I’m on here every day and haven’t seen anything about this. Do you have any links? My kid is grown but the stuff going on in schools is still alarming so it’d be interesting to read about.

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TheyLETyougrabit [S] 26 points ago +26 / -0

She had been raped numerous times

"The family was frustrated,” Fortenberry stated. “After days of not getting any information from the Dallas Police Department and Dallas Police not taking any action"

Understatement

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The_Emperor 1 point ago +1 / -0

As a 15 yo, any sex she had with older person was rape. Why she no scream? Maybe wanted to get picked up by cool guy? Don't let your lil daughters get picked up by strangers.

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IncredibleMrE1 6 points ago +6 / -0

Members in Dallas PD are almost certainly getting paid off to look the other way, if they are not outright helping to facilitate it.

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Wexit-Delecto 3 points ago +3 / -0

Imagine the poor victim, feeling relieved on seeing police, only to have that turned upside down.

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TexasPiper 24 points ago +24 / -0

How the fuck did she walk out of the stadium willingly with a 40 year old man she didn’t know? And didn’t tell her father she was leaving willingly?

Doesn’t pass the smell test.

She probably had been communicating with this shitbag before, instagram, tictoc, Snapchat you name it.

He probably convinced her to runaway from home because he loved her. This is a common tactic for these traffickers.

Children shouldn’t be using social media and should be supervised while using the internet at all times.

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TheyLETyougrabit [S] 14 points ago +14 / -0

The story is why the cops took so long to act. Not her meeting up with some guy. She was a minor who disappeared with no contact at a family gathering.

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DanIsSwell 5 points ago +7 / -2

Right, it’s not like she was 5 and was tricked into believing her parents were waiting outside. She was 15 and knew better.

Another thing that stands out as weird, the stadium security and police told the father that they had her, and sent him home? If they supposedly had her why would he go home without his daughter? And why would they tell him they had her, yet she ended up with a trafficker?

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HorribleDeplorable 9 points ago +9 / -0

That's not in the story...

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DanIsSwell 1 point ago +1 / -0

You’re right, I misread that

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Kekistan_United 4 points ago +5 / -1

as well

Eleven days later her parents were sent a nude picture of her from a sex trafficking site.

how did they know her parents and how to get in contact with them?

and if they had her phone, why would 'kidnappers' send nudes to that phone?

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JesusPhone 5 points ago +5 / -0

What are you quoting? That's not in the story. "Turns Up 11 Days Later in Nude Photos on Sex Trafficking Site" does not mean anyone sent the parents a nude picture. It means the pimp posted nude photos of her in his pimp ads.

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gustodog 2 points ago +2 / -0

She paid the toll.

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Blueanon85 13 points ago +13 / -0

Quick reminder that the Dallas police department are a bunch of useless joggers

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gustodog 1 point ago +1 / -0

As was the perp. This is the future the Jewish mafia has engineered for us.

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sandinyourteeth 12 points ago +12 / -0

Does this mean the criminals will get a ding in their social credit rating?

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mainsoda 12 points ago +12 / -0

If I was the father of that girl I wouldn't ever stop until I found that guy and his organization and a series of terrible accidents would suddenly befall them.

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AbsurdOpinion 9 points ago +9 / -0

No mention of the race of the man who took her or the identities of those they arrested which means they were likely illegal aliens. Another "perk" of the BIden administrations border policy.

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gustodog 2 points ago +2 / -0

It was a jogger that took her.

https://www.fox4news.com/news/missing-north-texas-15-year-old-last-seen-at-mavs-game

He might have groomed her online, guessing from the circumstances.

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AbsurdOpinion 1 point ago +1 / -0

What scum... the only thing lacking in that line up is blue hair on the middle one.

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MobileDev4Trump 6 points ago +6 / -0

Arrest Mark Cuban

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RestingDickface 5 points ago +5 / -0

My first thought was he needs to be questioned. The kidnapper supposedly got in with a fake ticket? Have others been taken from this arena?

Cuban is looking creepier and more vampiric all the time.

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MobileDev4Trump 3 points ago +3 / -0

At the very least he was negligent in his security

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cyberwar 5 points ago +5 / -0

So there is a website where they put nudes of trafficked kids and nobody gets arrested?

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UnlearningCommunism 4 points ago +4 / -0

Bois are too busy checking Patriots

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Firespawn 1 point ago +2 / -1

There's several, I'm sure. Most notably, FB and twatter, believe it or not. Both platforms will ban you for saying the election was stolen while doing nothing about the photos of nude minors.

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gustodog 1 point ago +1 / -0

Sounds like it was just an escort board.

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Firespawn 4 points ago +5 / -1

Not victim blaming, but I wouldn't let my daughter go to the restroom alone at any large event. We used to go to my alma mater's football games, had season tickets for NHL hockey, or seeing bands like Metallica... Whether it was 10k, 17k or more, I'd always wait outside the rr doors, or their mom would accompany them. Living with the fact that I let my 15 yr old go alone and anything happened would eat me alive. I feel for the father, can't and don't want to imagine what he's going through.

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PhoneBandit 4 points ago +4 / -0

Yep. I didn't get why the dad let her go by herself. That was odd.

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HorribleDeplorable 3 points ago +3 / -0

A 15 year old girl should be able to go to the restroom on her own.

Many would insist on it.

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PhoneBandit 2 points ago +2 / -0

You don't go in the bathroom with her... It's the buddy system. Your buddy goes in the bathroom so you wait for them.

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coolhandcuke 3 points ago +3 / -0

This was actually the plot of a Lifetime channel movie, only the mom had to do it all herself because, you know, cops are dumb males.

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referencevariable 3 points ago +3 / -0

If this happened to my family the only job for law enforcement would be to investigate multiple homicides.

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UncleDaddyZ 2 points ago +2 / -0

White girl tears have no value anymore.

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gustodog 1 point ago +1 / -0

Was she white? Perp was definitely not and they do like to target whites.

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Dialectic 2 points ago +2 / -0

You let your 15 year old daughter walk through a massive crowded arena by herself?

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Wexit-Delecto 2 points ago +2 / -0

Bet they issued a fuck ton of traffic tickets and the like during this same time span though. Maybe if we attached a revenue stream to chasing criminals instead of incentivizing cops to go after people going 5 over on the way to work.

Fuck the police, fuck professional policing as an institution. The people should be the police.

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Kekistan_United 2 points ago +2 / -0

Eleven days later her parents were sent a nude picture of her from a sex trafficking site.

uhm. this is confusing to me. how does this part happen?

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Crappydatum 3 points ago +3 / -0

Badly worded. They went to ahead Houston non profit that looks for missing and exploited girls. THAT entity sent them the pictures to confirm it was her daughter.

The article was LITERALLY written by a "comedian".

Here's another

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/kevindowneyjr/2022/05/19/dallas-mavericks-sex-trafficking-abduction-update-names-of-those-arrested-and-tips-to-keep-your-kids-safe-n1599149

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PhoneBandit 3 points ago +3 / -0

I'm guessing someone saw their daughter on a site and sent them a picture saying, "hey this looks like your daughter." I highly doubt it was the traffickers taunting the family.

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HorribleDeplorable 2 points ago +2 / -0

Thats still fucked up unless it was a PI or something. Like it was their creepy neighbor that just came across it while browsing or what? yikes.

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PhoneBandit 2 points ago +2 / -0

Yeah super weird. "hey Bob, you know your daughter that's missing? I think I found a clue. This popped up while I was researching traffic for my commute to work. Very random."

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Crappydatum 1 point ago +1 / -0

For all you victim blamers.

Why the hell SHOULDN'T a 15 year old be able to go to a bathroom by themselves? What's wrong with this country?

If you bitch about "helicopter parents" just think what you've signed up for here

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GrayManNumber333 1 point ago +1 / -0

They assume runaway as if that’s normal ok and must be protected.

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Badfinz_FL 0 points ago +1 / -1

have you seen the way 15 year olds dress?

like e-thots

until we return to normal behavior, this continues

fathers - you must protect your daughters.

this is as much a failure of the father than anything else

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HorribleDeplorable 3 points ago +3 / -0

Picking up my boy from jr high I see so many exposed bellies and short shorts it is sickening. Seriously wonder wtf is going on.

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Kholland65 0 points ago +1 / -1

Remember, being a cop has 0 requirements other than being 21 and having a high school diploma. Being a cop is what losers and idiots do who aren’t educated and know it’s one of the best paying jobs they can get without a degree and they get a pension. I’m sure nobody knows a single cop personally that they would also consider to be a highly intelligent or educated persons my guess is they are some of the dumber people in your life if you do happen to know one.

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HorribleDeplorable 1 point ago +1 / -0

Other than BHPD and some other ultra wealthy communities you would be correct.

Most major PDs will elimnate candidates that score too high on IQ and other metrics. They don't want cops thinking for themselves.

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YouNeedVPN -3 points ago +3 / -6

Is it kidnspping if you go willingly? Because you can't carry a screaming girl out of a stadium.

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sordfysh 7 points ago +7 / -0

Luring an unsuspecting child into an enclosed space is a threat as old as time.

Just because Hansel and Gretel walked willingly into the witch's house doesn't mean they consented to being eaten.

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TheyLETyougrabit [S] 1 point ago +1 / -0

Yes you can, but that's not the story. The story is how the police handles it.