Weekly Arrests, Resignations, Deaths, and the Fight Against Human Trafficking

top news article eraoflightdotcomIn our weekly column, we go over evidence supporting the idea that the oft alleged Military Intelligence operation to save the republic and end Deep-State sponsored human trafficking is still underway.

The reports below are verified, as they come from mainstream news services. Whether or not this is proof of a deep state takedown is speculation. In situations where we are able, we’ll provide commentary or insights linking an event to the theory that patriots are in control and removing deep state assets.

Please use discernment and offer any insights you have in the comments.


The “big one” that everyone is waiting on is the resignation of  New York Gov Andrew Cuomo (D).

Cuomo again painted calls for his resignation as nothing more than political posturing Friday as he lamented that the public has only heard “one side of the story” when it comes to sexual harassment allegations against him. Still mum on the nursing home scandal.

The governor, who appeared at various events this week with fellow Democrats who have called on him to step down, remained defiant when pressed about his political future and relationships with other elected officials.

“People take political positions every day,” Cuomo said during an appearance at the Mission Society of New York City in Harlem. “We often have different political positions, I understand that. But we separate political positions and our official duty.”

We have a Judge from Albany resigning while under investigation.

Earlier this week, the governor was joined by Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D-Yonkers), who has called for his resignation amid mounting scandals, at an event promoting COVID-19 vaccinations at the Yonkers Police Athletic League Center.

A spokesman for the senator said that her “position on the governor has not changed” but noted that it is “important that people get vaccinated and she has been pushing to expand access to this location for a long time.”

Cuomo has held a spate of press-free events in recent months and only taken limited questions via phone or remote access as he faces an impeachment inquiry, an independent investigation into misconduct allegation being overseen by Attorney General Letitia James’ office and a federal probe into how his administration handled COVID deaths in nursing homes.

The governor has denied any wrongdoing and again said he has no intention of stepping down as the multiple probes pay out.

But, he said, he will have a lot to say once James’ office concludes its investigation into allegations made by several current and former staffers who claim Cuomo oversaw a toxic, sexist workplace and often made inappropriate comments about their appearances.

More on this to come.

We also have a Judge resigning while under investigation.

When he resigned from office last month, Albany County Judge William Carter was under investigation for allegedly trying to have a friend’s application for a pistol permit assigned to him, according to the state Commission on Judicial Conduct.

The commission, whose top administrator called Carter’s behavior a violation of judicial ethics, ended the probe after Carter — who had previously been disciplined multiple times by the panel — agreed to leave the bench.

“Judge Carter denied the allegations in the complaint. Nevertheless, he vacated judicial office effective March 30, 2021, and agreed never to seek or accept judicial office at any time in the future,” the commission wrote in an announcement made public on Friday.

The commission said it disclosed the investigation to the judge in March after receiving a complaint that, after a friend of Carter’s filed for a pistol permit application, the judge attempted to have the application assigned to him and “initiated a conversation about the matter with the judge to whom the case had been assigned.”

The identity of the friend was not released by the commission.

No such thing as crooked Judges and gun control works! Right?


No high-profile deaths this week.


Police in Meridian have arrested 1 individual amid human trafficking operation.

The operation conducted by the Meriden Police Department led to five adult females and two adult males being contacted on April 23.

All five females were offered sexual assault crisis services, victim services, counseling/therapy, and drug rehabilitation. The information gathered during the operation continues to be under investigation, officials said.

In more high-profile news, we have Ghislain Maxwell’s first court appearance since her arrest last July.

Maxwell, 59, was shackled at the ankles and wore loose-fitting blue jail scrubs, her hair grayer and longer than in her first appearance via video feed last year. She appears to have lost a significant amount of weight as well.

Maxwell, who has adamantly maintained her innocence, spoke only briefly on Friday. When asked by U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan whether she was aware of the sex-trafficking charges filed against her late last month and if she had received a copy of the indictment, Maxwell responded affirmatively.

“Yes, your honor,” she said.

Maxwell’s lawyers are seeking to delay the start of what will be two trials. The first, covering charges related to sex trafficking and recruiting minor victims, is scheduled to begin in mid-July. The second trial, which has no proposed start date, will cover perjury allegations stemming from a deposition Maxwell gave as part of a lawsuit brought by one of Epstein’s accusers.

The judge did not say Friday if she would grant the delay.

At Friday’s brief court appearance, the parties discussed deadlines for pretrial litigation about what evidence will eventually be admitted.

Attorney David Boies, who represents several Epstein accusers, said after the hearing that it was “important to all of the survivors that this trial proceed as rapidly as it can consistent with ensuring the trial is fair.”

Epstein, a multimillionaire who was close for a time with former presidents Bill Clinton and Donald Trump as well as Britain’s Prince Andrew, died by suicide in August 2019 while in federal custody following his arrest on sex trafficking charges.

[Ghislaine Maxwell says grand jury that indicted her was too White, seeks dismissal of sex abuse case]

Dozens of women have come forward with claims that Epstein sexually abused them at his properties in New York, Florida and elsewhere when they were minors in the 1990s and early 2000s.

In 2008, Epstein resolved similar charges by entering what has been widely criticized as an overly lenient plea deal with authorities in Florida. The arrangement resulted in about a year of jail time, although for much of it he was allowed out on work release.

“I think everybody felt they were cheated by Mr. Epstein’s death,” Boies said at a brief news conference after Friday’s hearing. “Everyone was looking forward to holding him accountable.”

Upon her arrest last year, Maxwell was accused of recruiting underage girls to give Epstein sexualized massages. In March, federal prosecutors superseded the indictment, charging her with sex trafficking of a 14-year-old girl and sex trafficking conspiracy.

Prosecutors have alleged in court documents that Maxwell and Epstein compensated the girl with “hundreds of dollars in cash for each encounter” at his home in Palm Beach, Fla., and encouraged her “to recruit other girls to engage in paid sex acts with Epstein, which she did.”

Maxwell’s sister Isabel was in the courtroom and left promptly when it concluded.

Maxwell’s legal team has complained for months that she is deteriorating in jail and should be released on bond to home confinement. She is appealing her third bail denial and arguments are expected Monday at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit.

David Markus, one of Maxwell’s lawyers, told reporters outside the courthouse that his client is “looking forward to fighting” the case and has not been treated fairly thus far. “She’s been treated horribly,” he said.

the longtime companion of sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, pleaded not guilty Friday to sex-trafficking charges, appearing in Manhattan federal court for the first time since her arrest last summer on allegations she recruited and groomed young girls for Epstein to abuse.

A multi-jurisdiction operation resulted in dozens of arrests around the Columbus area.

The good fight continues!