Dozens Of CPS Caseworkers Caught Lying, Falsifying Documents


Dozens Of CPS Caseworkers Caught Lying, Falsifying Documents When Child Protective Services received a complaint that a Harris County father had choked his teenage daughter, caseworker Michelle Robinson said she hurried to the house, conducted a thorough investigation, determined there … Continue reading

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500 Child Sex Abuse Compensation Cases Stalled


500 Child Sex Abuse Compensation Cases Stalled

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Tennis NSW, Football NSW, Swimming Australia and the Jehovah’s Witnesses are among the institutions accused of dragging their feet in joining a national redress scheme for child abuse.

The compensation claims for more than 500 victims have stalled because of the delay from the institutions named at the Royal Commission into child sexual abuse.

Social Services Minister Anne Ruston said the government had no constitutional power to force the relevant institutions to join the scheme,  telling them to stop dragging their “feet and sign up because not doing the right thing here is completely unacceptable”.

“We are working with institutions to help them sign up and will apply maximum pressure when necessary,” she said.  Continue with the story 

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Claims: Migrant Children Molested in US-Funded Foster Care


Claims: Migrant Children Molested in US-Funded Foster Care

 

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This story is part of an ongoing joint investigation between The Associated Press and FRONTLINE on the treatment of migrant children, which includes an upcoming film. 

After local Guatemalan officials burned down an environmental activist’s home, he decided to leave his village behind and flee to the United States, hoping he’d be granted asylum and his little boy, whose heart was failing, would receive lifesaving medical care.

But after crossing the border into Arizona in May of last year, Border Patrol agents tore the man’s 7-year-old son from his arms and sent the father nearly 2,000 miles (3,220 kilometers) away to a detention center in Georgia. The boy, now 8, went into a U.S.-funded foster home for migrant children in New York.

The foster care programs are aimed at providing migrant children with care while authorities work to connect them with parents, relatives or other sponsors. But instead the boy told a counselor he was repeatedly sexually molested by other boys in the foster home. Continue with the story 

 

Never Let The World Forget The Horrors Suffered By The Child Immigrant Of England.

Source: Story of Britain’s child migrant lives on in exhibition.

Charles Bradbury was still a child when his throat was slit with a razor on Feb. 1, 1897. His charred remains were found the same day in a burned-down barn near the Don River.

The live-in farm hand had quarreled with his landlord and employer before falling into a “sulky fit” and earning a “slight kick” from the plowman, a local newspaper reported two days later. The man was never prosecuted for his death, dubiously deemed a suicide.

Several news stories, a name and a number — 983 — scribbled onto a graveyard plot card are all that survive to mark the boy’s existence.

Charles is one of 75 children whose remains lie buried, unmarked and virtually forgotten in a pair of mass graves at an Etobicoke cemetery. They were drops in the wave of British home children, sent in droves from the U.K. to build a fresh life on Canadian soil.

 

 

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What Is Going On In Gaza?


 

What Is Going On In Gaza?

via Palestine and Israel Introduction — Global Issues.

Today, around 21,000 children died around the world.

This daily tragedy, from poverty and other preventable causes, rarely makes headline news.

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THE IMPORTANCE OF CHILD RIGHTS EDUCATION AFTER BREXIT


 

THE IMPORTANCE OF CHILD RIGHTS EDUCATION AFTER BREXIT

Katy Brown, Project Officer for Child Rights Launchpad, argues in this guest post for the importance of Child Rights Education in a post-Brexit UK. Child Rights Launchpad is a free-to-use education resource for Scottish children and young people. This article was originally published by the Equality and Human Rights Commission

via The government has failed to protect the human rights of children — Politics and Insights.

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Top 10 Worst Nations on Earth for Gender Equality are All Islamic


 

Top 10 Worst Nations on Earth for Gender Equality are All Islamic

What President Trump said is, go fix your own countries  first and then show us how it is done.

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The Notion Of Pure Law


The Notion Of Pure Law

Griffiths believes the notion of pure law is “complete nonsense”:  “[Judges] are involved in making political decisions in many instances and I think as a lawyer you have to recognise that reality otherwise you are not doing your job.”

via Barrister Of The Decade Courtenay Griffiths QC

The Jamaican-born, British-raised Queen’s Counsel several times sketches out a world where the national interests of traditional powers such as the United States and France conflate with the economic interests of multi-nationals to influence the international criminal justice system. His is a world where the pursuit of oil supplies by first-world economies clouds international political morality and the self-styled global policemen from the North preach democratic virtue but act contra to this virtue in countries such as Afghanistan, Iran and Nicaragua.

“Always ask yourself, ‘Who stands to benefit?’ every time a decision [by the International Criminal Court (ICC)] is taken to prosecute a particular leader or not prosecute someone else,” he says.

I’m certainly not going to be making moral judgements about any of my clients. I’ve defended, for example, terrorists – but to make a moral judgement about such defendants is to forget that, you know, one man’s terrorist is another man’s war hero.

“Our system of justice cannot operate unless there is a semblance of equality between prosecution and defence. Otherwise it becomes an inquisition and that would soon lose the confidence of the public.”

“I personally remember one afternoon being in the Precinct – that ugly concrete structure in the middle of Coventry – and must have been about 14 or 15 at the time.

“Something happened, and I was taken by a police officer, a very large chap I remember, to the police box in the centre of town.

“Me with my public education was trying to argue the toss with him. He was having none of it. He grabbed me round the collar, pushed me up the face: ‘Listen blackie, you’re in police custody now, don’t mess around’.

“Whenever there was an incident in Coventry involving black youths, the first port of call would be our house because there was eight boys living in that house.” bbc.co.uk

“It is right and proper that a defendant, however heinous the crime committed, has the right to the best representation.”

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Yes, The UK Does Have A Race Problem. And It’s Just As Troubling As America’s


Yes, The UK Does Have A Race Problem. And It’s Just As Troubling As America’s

The UK is slowly waking up to the fact that racism exists here and the truth is, we have just as much of a race problem as the one so prominently associated with the United States’ past and present.

Racism is a dirty word. I wouldn’t blame you for flinching at the sight of it just now. It unsettles all of us and regardless of the context it crops up in, always managing to put everyone on edge. Race doesn’t make for comfortable conversation. I’ve had to quite consciously learn to be at relative ease with a topic that has dictated a huge part of my life. And even though we read it almost every day as a tabloid buzzword, hear it called ‘a card’ with which to defend yourself and banded around as a joke in poor taste, at the end of the day, ‘racism’ is a word that most of us fear being associated with.  To Read The Full Article Please Click Here→

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Institutions can behave in ways that are overtly racist (i.e., specifically excluding people-of-color from services) or inherently racist (i.e., adopting policies that while not specifically directed at excluding people-of-color, nevertheless result in their exclusion). 

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Sandy Still Speaks: Remembering Sandra Bland


Sandy Still Speaks: Remembering Sandra Bland

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https://thenorthstar.com/articles/sandy-still-speaks-remembering-sandra-bland

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R. Kelly Arrested On Federal Sex Trafficking Charges, NBC Reports


R. Kelly Arrested On Federal Sex Trafficking Charges, NBC Reports

The Grammy winner was arrested in Chicago on federal charges, marking a new escalation in the case against him in the wake of the documentary Surviving R. Kelly. He already faces state charges related to the allegations of sexual assault against him.

The 52-year-old was arrested while walking his dog by Homeland Security Investigation agents and NYPD Public Safety Task Force, officials told News 4, and it is expected he will be brought to New York.

A 13-count indictment was handed down earlier Thursday in federal court for the Northern District of Illinois and includes charges of child pornography, enticement of a minor and obstruction of justice, U.S. attorney spokesman Joseph Fitzpatrick told The Associated Press. There are separate federal indictments filed in both Chicago and Brooklyn, according to a senior law enforcement official, and a court apperance in Chicago could come later Friday.

Further details on the case are expected to be announced Friday in federal court for the Eastern District of New York. Read full text and watch the video by clicking here.

Jeffrey Epstein, a New York billionaire financier whose friends include President Trump, Prince Andrew, and Bill Clinton, has been accused of running a sex-trafficking operation in which he allegedly sexually abused dozens of underage girls, including a 14-year-old, in his New York and Florida homes between 2002 and 2005.

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Jeffrey Epstein Was Charged With Sex Trafficking Underage Girls, Including At Least One 14-Year-Old


Jeffrey Epstein Was Charged With Sex Trafficking Underage Girls, Including At Least One 14-Year-Old

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Donald Trump, Melania Trump, and Jeffrey Epstein at Mar-a-Lago on February 12, 2000.

Jeffrey Epstein, a New York billionaire financier whose friends include President Trump, Prince Andrew, and Bill Clinton, has been accused of running a sex-trafficking operation in which he allegedly sexually abused dozens of underage girls, including a 14-year-old, in his New York and Florida homes between 2002 and 2005.

“Epstein incentivized his victims to become recruiters by paying these victim recruiters hundreds of dollars for each girl that they brought,” a federal indictment unsealed Monday read. “In so doing, Epstein maintained a steady supply of new victims to exploit.”

Epstein “knew that many of his New York victims were underage, including because certain victims told him their age,” the incitement said.  

Federal prosecutors in New York unsealed an indictment against Epstein on Monday, charging him with one count of sex trafficking of minors and one count of conspiracy to engage in sex trafficking of minors. He was arrested Saturday at New Jersey’s Teterboro Airport after returning from Paris on a private flight, according to multiple media reports. The Daily Beast first reported the indictment.  

Epstein could face a maximum of 45 years in prison.

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The indictment alleged that Epstein, 66, paid cash to dozens of underage girls, including some as young as 14, for giving him “massages.” He used those encounters to sexually abuse and exploit the girls at his Upper East Side mansion and his Palm Beach estate. His alleged conduct involved groping and touching the girls’ genitals with his hands and sex toys. He would also have the girls touch him while he masturbated.

Epstein ran and maintained this vast network of underage girls by paying some of his victims to recruit more, enabling him to sexually exploit a steady stream of minors at both his homes, the indictment alleged.

Many of Epstein’s employees and associates facilitated his alleged behavior by contacting victims and scheduling their visits to Epstein’s houses, the indictment said.

Epstein intentionally sought minor girls and knew that many of his victims were under the age of 18.

Epstein had faced similar charges in Florida more than a decade ago but barely faced any jail time, owing to a widely-criticized plea deal that federal prosecutors — led at the time by Trump’s current Secretary of Labor — offered him at the time. An investigation by the Miami Herald identified more than 60 of Epstein’s victims, a number that may have entered the hundreds, according to the New York Times.

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