A dedicated father tried everything to search for his children privately. Finally, on Matteo James' 12th birthday, a father went to social media to spread the word of his plight. Stephen James posted the following:
I want to say Happy Birthday to my son Matteo. He turns 12 today. I havent seen him and his little brother Zane in 80 days since they were kidnapped to Mexico by their biological mother and maternal grandmother. I miss them tremendously and
I know my sons miss me as well as being scared and confused. Please share this with as many people as possible in the hope that eventually Matteo or someone close to him will see this. Thank you.
The mother of the children was on a supervised visit when she took the children. It is alleged they ran to Mexico with the children. This case, however, takes legal twists and turns from there. The court granting sole custody to the father, Stephen James, is Bell County. CPS and law enforcement involvement from before the children became missing involves Williamson, Tarrant, and Bell Counties. The father lives in Williamson County, the mother lived in Tarrant County. All these municipalities, including the cities within have a hand in. Then, there are the higher ups, due to the nature of Mexico involvement. The issue within all of these municipalities is no one wants to issue the warrant. Every side is waiting for the side to do so. So, as Stephen waits, his children could be anywhere.
The pictures above are the last ones taken by their dad. The children have been missing for almost three months. Imagine if this were your child. Would you want people to scream it from the rooftops for you? If so, help Stephen by doing it for him! Help bring his boys back home. Zane will be celebrating a birthday in November. He needs to be celebrating it with his legal guardian, his Dad!
The only picture found of the mother, Alma Alicia Gomez James (aliases include Alicia Gomez, Alicia James), is not as recent. She's dropped weight, but facial recognition shouldn't be that difficult.
Un padre dedicado intentado todo para buscar a sus hijos en privado. Por último, en el cumpleaños 12 de Matteo James, un padre se fue a los medios de comunicación social para difundir la palabra de su difícil situación. Stephen James publicó lo siguiente:
Quiero decir feliz cumpleaños a mi hijo Matteo. Él cumple 12 años hoy. No he visto a él ya su hermano menor de Zane en 80 días desde que fueron secuestrados en México por su madre biológica y su abuela materna. Los extraño muchísimo y
Sé que mis hijos me echas de menos, además de ser asustado y confundido. Por favor, comparta esto con personas como posibles en la esperanza de que con el tiempo Matteo o alguien cercano a él, verán esto. Gracias.
La madre de los niños estaba en una visita supervisada cuando se llevó a los niños. Se alega que corrió a México con los niños. Este caso, sin embargo, toma giros legales y pasa de ahí. El tribunal otorga la custodia exclusiva al padre, Stephen James, es Bell County. CPS y la participación policial delante de los hijos se convirtió en falta implica Williamson, Tarrant, y los condados de Bell. El padre vive en el Condado de Travis, la madre vive en el Condado de Tarrant. Todos estos municipios, incluyendo las ciudades de tener una mano pulg Luego, están los altos mandos, debido a la naturaleza de la participación de México. La cuestión en todos estos municipios hay nadie quiere emitir la orden. Cada lado está esperando a que el lado para hacerlo. Así que, como Stephen espera, sus hijos podrían estar en cualquier parte.
Las fotos de arriba son las últimas tomadas por su padre. Los niños han desaparecido desde hace casi tres meses. Imagínese si se tratara de su hijo. ¿Te gustaría que la gente lo grita a los cuatro vientos para usted? Si es así, ayudar a Stephen al hacerlo por él! Ayude a llevar a sus hijos de vuelta a casa. Zane estará celebrando su cumpleaños en noviembre. Tiene que ser lo celebra con su tutor legal, su papá!
La imagen sólo se encuentran de la madre, Alma Alicia Gomez James (alias incluyen Alicia Gómez, Alicia James), no es tan reciente. Ella bajó de peso, pero el reconocimiento facial no debe ser tan difícil.
are at the center of an international smuggling controversy. Due to one man's "mistake" that led to him to lie to police in a different country, breaking the law. Let's bring the face of Jabin Bogan Akeem or Jabin Akeem Bogan or Bogan Akeem Jabin or Bogan Jabin Akeem, depending on which source of media you are using.
You see, Jabin turned the wrong way on a street. All of us do this. The difference is, most would make a u-turn before they went into another country illegally. He claims there was no place to do that. Let's look at the evidence shall we? These pictures are right at the border, going into Mexico.
Also, all outbound traffic (i.e. traffic going into Mexico) passes through a Mexican checkpoint. The U.S. is not responsible for traffic going into Mexico, just as Mexico is not responsible for traffic going into the U.S. If you decide to go from Mexico to the U.S., you must pass through the U.S. Border Patrol. If you decide to go from the U.S. into Mexico, you deal with Mexican border patrol. The claim that a checkpoint on the U.S. side told him to go into Mexico and turn around is bunk. The color of the uniform doesn't even match. He claimed they were in a dark blue uniform. If you've ever been through one of the many checkpoints along 8, 10, 40, and the ones sprouting up on 90 and 80 on occasion, you'd know they never wear dark blue. They are always in military colors or black. The colors don't change right at the border.
Now, he might've been dumb enough to not believe the Mexican agents could speak English, and somehow missed the Spanish writing all over the uniform, after all, he couldn't read the many signs warning him that he was about to enter Mexico, but how did he miss the HUGE sign in Spanish saying Welcome to Mexico in Spanish? How did he not think "I'm stopping right now, and will stay stopped until someone helps me turn around?"
Also, how he did he forget he had something, or shall I say, 268,000 some things to claim? They go through a list, in English, of things to claim. Including, but not limited to, guns, AMMUNITION, alcohol, cigarettes, knives, food, etc. Yet, he, while hauling bullets, forget he had them on there? This is where the mistake went to being a total felon. Jabin lied to police, stating he had nothing to declare. This made him, by his own omission of the facts, a smuggler. Not an innocent, hard working American who made a mistake. You see, he forgot to claim all this:
Sadly, the lies have yet to stop right there. Now, Jabin's mother, Ms. Smith, is acting like the typical drama queen you can only expect when someone is trying to glorify their loved one as a political prisoner. She, along with the owner of Demco Express, the owner of United Nations Ammunition Company, and several others, who I mentioned in my last piece about this debacle, know exactly what Jabin was doing, thinking, and saying, although they weren't there, and they have no clue. They lie by acting like they have a clue of the situation. For the sake of Jabin, I think they need to hush, let the courts play out, and let the three ring circus they've created die out.
Here's my stand, and my final word here:
1. The blind should be silenced. They don't know exacts because, simply put, they weren't there. I don't know specifics. I do know he broke the law. Breaking the law, and lying to law enforcement, is not an honest mistake.
2. C. H. Robinson being the broker for the other drops does not mean that certain people, namely Allen Smith, should throw them under the bus. They have nothing to do with this situation.
3. The hysterics and claiming your son is a political prisoner makes me wonder if you drink from the same kool-aid as the 9/11 truthers. Get a grip woman. Yes, he's your son, but he's a grown man who had a blatant disregard for the law and international borders, and shall be punished accordingly. My father would've tried to raise awareness for a lighter sentence without hosting a three ring circus ran by ass clowns (sorry, there is no better description for them).
4. The owner of Demco Express, Dennis Mekenye, needs to stick to one story. It changes too much, exposing more lies. In a recent interview with Allen Smith, he claimed he maintains constant tracking. Yet, he told ABC News, "Mekenye became worried about his employee's whereabouts when he turned on the tracking system linked to Bogan's truck and saw Bogan was in Mexico. He reached Bogan by phone Tuesday afternoon." You can't keep it on constantly, then say you just turned it on. You contradicted yourself.
Lastly, I think Texas Fred said it best, "From the *How STUPID are YOU?* files comes this story.
Driver with 268,000 Rounds of Ammo Took Wrong Turn to Mexico
A *wrong turn*? Seriously?
I lived in El Paso for YEARS and it is damned near IMPOSSIBLE to take a wrong turn into Juarez. Unless you’re STUPID. I mean TOTAL MORON stupid.
When I lived in El Paso, even if you did get headed to Mexico by mistake, there was a U-turn BEFORE the border, you know, just in case, and there were NO GUNS signs all over the place, no guns in Mexico that is."
As I start to write this, the song "My Axe" by Insane Clown Posse is running through my head. This has become my war cry song. "Everybody, everybody, everybody run. Murdering, murdering, murdering fun. Swing, swing, swing, chop chop chop." Why is it my war cry? Because it's fun and I can sing/scream while laughing every time. Thanks clowns.........I'm a proud juggalo!
A lot of talk has been coming out about equality for women drivers. I may not drive, but I'm out here everyday also. I see where the equality is not there in many different aspects. Driver or just a woman in trucking, things do need to change.
I, like a lot of women, don't talk much about it for I would rather prove it. I'll throw straps and chains, help tarp, and do all the behind the scenes stuff. My first time strapping was over a year ago, and in my infinite newness, I threw the strap wrong. People who flatbed know that if you throw it basketball style, it'll come back on your head. Trust me, doesn't feel very good. But, I had the "steering wheel holder" mentality and knew it all, so when Lou tried to tell me how to throw it, my response was, "I got this." The next thing I knew, BAM!!! Followed by me allowing Lou to teach me. He still to this day picks on me about having to prove something. I've learned from that and since then that I don't have to try as hard to prove myself.
Just a warning, this will be more controversial than what a lady's article will say for I'm going completely into everything.
We have to run the cb when oversized. A driver will let us know he's coming up, and I'll thank him for the notice, let him know when he/she can come back over. The next thing you will here is "you should be at home, barefoot and pregnant," "whore," "cum bucket," "you sound sexy," "what are you wearing," etc. Newsflash! I'm not a whore, can't get pregnant, and could be 500 lbs with bacne, 5 necks, and a nasty b.o. wearing a french maid costume. Still wanna talk to me on the radio? Women should be able to freely talk on the radio like professionals. It's ridiculous that this is the constant harassment we deal with. Guess what? We're out here, we aren't going anywhere, and you need to deal with it!
Go to a shop, call a broker/consignee/shipper, etc. You will have them ask if you can have the driver call them instead of the office. When you say you're in the truck, you get a shocked sound from who it was. What? Didn't think a woman could be in the truck. Are you seriously stuck in the 40's?
Next one! There are co-pilots. Some of them, like myself, have physical disabilities that make it where we can't drive. Can I walk? Yes. Can I always walk and feel my legs? NO. Could I drive? Maybe. Is it worth your family's life for me to prove myself? No. So, I don't. Ask Lou what I do. Ask those who truly know me what I do. I'm not a "seat cover," "just a passenger," or whatever derogative sexist term you can come at me with. I do 90% of the paperwork, I deal with permits, faxes, bill ladings, dispatch, safety, accounting, brokers, shippers, consignees. On top of this, I network with several truck stops, chrome shops, trucking companies, web sites, advocates, etc. I try to stay up to date on my social media accounts and web sites while doing research for countless drivers, doing some life coaching, and trying to ensure Lou is okay. The term is Trucker's Voice. Meaning one trucker, and it is one trucker at a time if I can manage to work with them one on one. I represent more than one now, I represent thousands. But, I don't represent all and will never pretend to. I do not deserve to have people who don't like me going down to sexist crap like "she's a sleeper leaper/truck troll/whore/lot lizard." It truly depicts intelligence when you do that stuff.
My hats off to the women drivers for I know you get it worse. The old school women have paved a major way for the new women truckers and co-pilots. These attitudes that women don't belong, I have one thing to say to you. I dare you to bring that macho man mentality home to your trucking wife and see how fast she pulls a frying pan. That's right, you wouldn't act this way to your wife, so why treat someone else's wife/daughter/sister that way? Just some food for thought.