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Congressional Briefing on the Failure of Family Courts, Placing Children with Abusive Parents

Dr. Joy Silberg and Others Expose Corrupt Practices of the Family Courts in Abuse Cases

  • 75 percent of all contested custody cases involve abuse of children
  • Court’s fail to recognize the rights of children to live free of abuse
  • Epidemic across the United States
  • Visit http://www.courageouskids.net 
  • It takes on average 5 years to turn around abuse cases
  • Learn about actual cases where abusive parents were given custody and they ultimately killed the child — even when the abusive parent was not the birth parent of the child
  • Turn about occurs most often when a new evaluation is done by a qualified evaluators
  • CPS findings were irrelevant to the outcome
  • The GALs almost exclusively signed with the abusive parent
  • CPS agencies teach their social workers to discount the evidence of abuse when there is a custody dispute
  • Its about the rights of the child, not about the rights of the parents.
  • Abuse is in the news every day; many criminal activities are carried out by children who were abused — we are all affected.
  • Costs 500 billion dollars per year in taxpayer money

Documentary “Small Cries;” The Real Ariana-Leilani Story

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Child Abuse by Parents: Parent Celebrities Like Woody Allen Are Not Immune

In 1993, accusations that Woody Allen had abused his adoptive daughter, Dylan Farrow, filled the headlines.  Dylan Farrow now opens up with specifics about alleged abuse by her celebrity father, Woody Allen.

She writes: “when I was seven years old, Woody Allen took me by the hand and led me into a dim, closet-like attic on the second floor of our house. He told me to lay on my stomach and play with my brother’s electric train set. Then he sexually assaulted me. He talked to me while he did it, whispering that I was a good girl, that this was our secret, promising that we’d go to Paris and I’d be a star in his movies. I remember staring at that toy train, focusing on it as it traveled in its circle around the attic.”

Ariana-Leilani has told similar stories about her own father, including that he sleeps in her bed over her objections.   Unfortunately, her “symptoms” of abuse go beyond the psychological, but include having a potentially fatal condition to cover it up.

Please don’t let what happened to Dylan, happen to Ariana-Leilani.    Stop her suffering now by signing her petition to urge Washington DC Mayor Gray, President Obama and Chancellor Merkel to cooperate and remove her from danger now.

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Documentary “Small Cries;” The Real Ariana-Leilani Story

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Read More: New York Times

Leutrell Osborne, Sr. Former CIA Case Officer, Joins Fight to Save Ariana-Leilani

WASHINGTON DC, and GENEVA –8 January 2014 — Dr. Ariel King, President and Chair of the Ariana-Leilani Children’s Foundation International, an internationally recognized advocate for children’s human rights, announced today that Mr. Leutrell M. Osborne, Sr., agreed to serve as the Vice-Chair of the Foundation’s Board of Directors.  Mr. Osborne is an ideal choice because he brings a unique perspective of channeling his international intelligence experience into global peace and harmony.

With the Foundation’s mission dedicated to the advocacy, education, global adoption and adherence of children’s’ human rights, based on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), Dr King has been selecting a team of experts since 2009 to help facilitate the treatment of Ariana-Leilani, a 10 year old, who is being denied access to medication that would save her life.  Said Dr. King, “I knew Mr. Osborne was the right person for the Foundation after reading Mr. Osborne’s memoir:  Black Man in the CIA (2012).  The United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) hired Mr. Osborne for 27 years and he served as a Case Officer, Communications Security Officer and more importantly, he was a Counter Intelligence officer who has experience identifying, analyzing and neutralizing adversaries in over 30 countries on 4 continents.  With his retirement from federal service in 1994, Mr. Osborne opened his services to domestic and international clients, like our Foundation, and his combination of experiences would add valuable insight into how to address the human
rights of children, including Ariana-Leilani Margarita Alexandra King-Pfeiffer.”

Mr. Osborne’s skill set is exactly what is required for the delicate situation of Ariana-Leilani, a 10-year old dual German/American citizen with a rare disorder, who is being denied access to life-saving medical treatments.  The Foundation’s attorney, Mr. Roy Morris, added, “Mr. Osborne brings a fresh perspective into this fight for children’s human rights, including those of Ariana-Leilani’s.  His experience and understanding of the inner workings of the intelligence community and the “dirty tricks” that some of its members sometimes undertake will be essential for our success.”

Mr. Osborne’s company, The Osborne Group International, improves company cultures and efficiencies for its clients by utilizing teams of skilled risk managers who perform organizational transformations to mitigate difficult business challenges that can arise either from the normal flow of business or from unanticipated contingencies.  Stated Mr. Osborne, “We’ve experienced a lot of challenging situations, similar to Ariana-Leilani’s, where everyone knows what they should do, but maneuvering within the system requires a lot of intelligence. That’s why I’m looking forward to working with Dr. King and the Foundation.  I can bring my expertise, experience, and network of relationships to provide an even higher standard of business, analysis, risk assessment and due diligence support.

Read more: Ariana-Leilani Children’s Foundation International

Identification of Child Abuse in Washington DC

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Documentary “Small Cries;” The Real Ariana-Leilani Story

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The US Department of Justice Asks for Information On DC Corruption Like That Behind the Case of Ariana-Leilani

What Mayor Gray and his administration do not understand is that the more the protective parent raises concerns, the more barriers are placed in-between her and her children. Case-in-point: the ongoing case of Dr. Ariel King and her daughter, Ariana-Leilani (see attached the You Tube video for an update).

Like too many other children, Ariana-Leilani’s life has turned into a race – will justice prevail and Ariana-Leilani get the medical treatment she so desperately needs or will she end up paying the ultimate price for corruption?Sound outrageous and unbelievable?

If you were in the survivor’s shoes, what would you do? Explain all this to authorities? What happens when the authorities ARE the problem? When survivors turn to local remedies, they’re listened to UNTIL the offender’s names are revealed: Judge X, Custody Evaluator Y, Attorney Z. When the issues and concerns of the victim-survivors are ignored, marginalized or buried and business goes on as usual – or perhaps with a retaliatory spin – that’s called CORRUPTION and last I knew, corruption was a CRIME. (Last I knew too, a crime is a crime no matterwho commits it!) and THIS is what the US Department of Justice (DOJ) wants to hear about.

If you or someone you know has been affected by this family court crisis or experienced systemic corruption in a family court-related case — particularly in the District of Columbia — please check out the instructions for submitting a complaint to the DOJ here:

http://www.examiner.com/article/us-department-of-justice-calls-for-examples-of-outrageous-child-custody-outcomes?goback=%2Egde_2149994_member_5819920173368369155#%21 

There’s a January 15, 2014 deadline!

 

Short Video Documentary “Small Cries”; A DC American Tragedy

The Save Ariana-Leilani Coalition is pleased to announce the world wide release of the video documentary “Small Cries.”    The six minute documentary tells the story of how the “child protection” systems in the United States are failing, and how Ariana-Leilani is a victim of that failure.  This short and compelling documentary features exclusive interviews, including an interview with Dr. Joy Silberg, who speaks of the error in judgment that many child protective services make in certain abuse and neglect cases.   Very educational and inspiring, and Ireneo Namboka, an international human rights advocate and former UN official.

Definitely a “two thumbs up” “must see” documentary.

Watch the video, sign the petition, save a life:

Documentary “Small Cries;” The Real Ariana-Leilani Story

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6000 Arizona Child Abuse Reports Botched; Children Left Vulnerable

Ariana-Leilani 1Over the past four years, a team at Arizona’s Child Protective Services agency improperly designated the 6,000 cases “N.I.” — meaning “Not Investigated” — to help manage their heavy workload and focus on the most severe cases, said Clarence Carter, chief of the state’s child welfare system. At least 125 cases already have been identified in which children later were alleged to have been abused.

The sad part is that no one has been disciplined.   Similar to a practice common to areas like the District of Columbia Child and Family Services, “The practice of misclassifying the cases and essentially closing them started in 2009, and rapidly escalated in the past 20 months as caseloads increased, Carter said.

Arizona has struggled in recent years with an increase in child abuse reports, a growing number of children in foster care, and turnover of child welfare workers. It also has been criticized by families who lost children, including relatives of a 5-year-old girl who police in a Phoenix suburb said was killed by her mother despite previous abuse reports.

The hotline problems were exposed after two police agencies inquired about the status of two abuse cases. Both cases had been marked N.I., McKay said. Further investigation found the practice was widespread. The problems were blamed on a special unit that reviewed incoming hotline reports and decided, like a triage team, which ones were most serious. Normally, incoming reports from police, family, doctors or neighbors would be sent to field offices for investigation, McKay said. But the specialized unit was reviewing them first and wrongly classifying some.

Are you or someone you know being trafficked? Recognizing the Signs (Day 19 of 19 Days of Activism Against Abuse)

USAID Human Trafficking Symposium, Sept. 16, 2...

Are you or someone you know being trafficked? Is human trafficking happening in your community? Is the situation you may have encountered actually human trafficking?

The following is a list of potential red flags and indicators of human trafficking to help you recognize the signs.

If you see any of these red flags, contact the National Human Trafficking Resource Center hotline at 1-888-373-7888 or text to BeFree (233733) for specialized victim services referrals or to report the situation. Click here to learn more about reporting potential human trafficking situations. This list is not exhaustive and represents only a selection of possible indicators. Also, the red flags in this list may not be present in all trafficking cases and are not cumulative.

Common Work and Living Conditions: The Individual(s) in Question

  • Is not free to leave or come and go as he/she wishes
  • Is under 18 and is providing commercial sex acts
  • Is in the commercial sex industry and has a pimp / manager
  • Is unpaid, paid very little, or paid only through tips
  • Works excessively long and/or unusual hours
  • Is not allowed breaks or suffers under unusual restrictions at work
  • Owes a large debt and is unable to pay it off
  • Was recruited through false promises concerning the nature and conditions of his/her work
  • High security measures exist in the work and/or living locations (e.g. opaque windows, boarded up windows, bars on windows, barbed wire, security cameras, etc.)

Poor Mental Health or Abnormal Behavior

  • Is fearful, anxious, depressed, submissive, tense, or nervous/paranoid
  • Exhibits unusually fearful or anxious behavior after bringing up law enforcement
  • Avoids eye contact

Poor Physical Health

  • Lacks health care
  • Appears malnourished
  • Shows signs of physical and/or sexual abuse, physical restraint, confinement, or torture

Lack of Control

  • Has few or no personal possessions
  • Is not in control of his/her own money, no financial records, or bank account
  • Is not in control of his/her own identification documents (ID or passport)
  • Is not allowed or able to speak for themselves (a third party may insist on being present and/or translating)

Other

  • Claims of just visiting and inability to clarify where he/she is staying/address
  • Lack of knowledge of whereabouts and/or do not know what city he/she is in
  • Loss of sense of time
  • Has numerous inconsistencies in his/her story

Those who are exploiting and abusing children like Ariana-Leilani ultimately will be caught and prosecuted.  Help fight child abuse and human trafficking in the United States, sign the petition to save 10 year old Ariana-Leilani and the fight for children’s rights to be protected:

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Theresa Flores is a trafficking survivor (Day 18 of 19 Days of Activism Against Abuse)

Theresa Flores

As a 15-year-old girl in a well-to-do white suburban neighborhood Theresa Flores survived two years of living hell being trafficked to men in their 20’s and 30’s. She was given as a reward when men in this criminal ring did a good job.   Not even her parents knew she was being trafficked for sex.

Twenty years later, Theresa is speaking out on the reality of human trafficking in the U.S.  She is the author of “The Slave across the Street”, a USA Today and Wall Street Journal best seller, and the “Sacred Bath”. Her new international book, a top seller on the UK Sunday Times list, offers a look into her escape from her traffickers and her new life.  Theresa has been invited as a guest on The 700 ClubThe Today Show, and, MSNBC’s Sex Slaves-The Teen Trade. She has also been featured on Nightline and America’s Most Wanted as a sex slave survivor.   Theresa is featured by the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center Museum in a traveling exhibit entitled, Invisible Slavery.

As an international speaker on human trafficking, Theresa was also appointed to the Ohio Attorney General’s Human Trafficking Commission in 2009 and has testified before the Ohio House and Senate in support of Human Trafficking Legislation.  Her efforts were a major part of the success of SB235 being passed into law by Ohio Governor Strickland on December 23, 2010.

Theresa has been awarded one of the top influential women in the Columbus, Ohio area. She received the Courage Award for her work in human trafficking.

Theresa is a licensed social worker for more than 20 years. She received her Master’s in Counseling Education from the University of Dayton and a Bachelor’s of Social Work from Ball State University.

Read More: http://www.mcccagora.com/features/theresa-flores-from-victim-to-human-trafficking-activist-1.2940316#.Uom6mRaIXES

 

Law Enforcement Closing In On Washington DC Area Child Porn Producers and Abusers (Day 15 of 19 Days of Activism Against Child Abuse)

Washington DC is a cesspool for child porn producers and abusers.   It has much to do with the dysfunctional local government, and the predisposition to cover for those in power who perpetrate these crimes.   They are found not only in positions of power, but also in schools and in the police force.

In the latest take down, a former private school teacher added to the FBI’s list of most wanted fugitives during five years on the run has been charged in Washington’s federal court with producing child pornography.   Prosecutors filed a criminal information charging Eric Justin Toth with child pornography, identity theft and misuse of a Social Security number.   An information is a charging document that typically signifies that a guilty plea is near. Both sides have said that they were negotiating a plea agreement. A U.S. Attorney’s office spokesman declined comment Thursday.   Toth was captured in Nicaragua in April and returned to Washington to face federal charges. He’d been on the run since 2008, when he was fired from his teaching job at the Beauvoir School after being confronted about images of child pornography.

Also, a former D.C. police officer has been convicted of sexually abusing a girl who participated in his church choir. A Superior Court jury convicted 45-year-old Wendel Palmer of numerous offenses.  Prosecutors say that Palmer directed the girl in a choir at a D.C. church that she her and her family attended and which his family ran. Authorities say the abuse began when the victim was 10 or 11 years old, and occurred at the church during breaks in choir rehearsals and other places.  The victim reported the abuse after she turned 18.

Those who are exploiting and abusing children like Ariana-Leilani ultimately will be caught and prosecuted.  Help fight child abuse in the United States, sign the petition to save 10 year old Ariana-Leilani and the fight for children’s rights to be protected:

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Read more: MyfoxDC and FoxDC

Porn Probe: 341-people Arrested by Police (Day 14 of 19 Days of Activism Against Child Abuse)

Child Pornography

Child Pornography (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

341 people, including 108 Canadians and 76 Americans, have been arrested in an international child pornography ring that was largely centred around a Toronto-based film company that distributed images and videos across the globe.  The three-year investigation included Canadian and international law enforcement agencies and rescued. Dubbed Project Spade, police said the effort resulted in 386 children being saved from exploitation.

Police first became aware in 2010 that Toronto-based Azov Films was distributing pornographic images and videos of children as well as streaming them on its website.   In 2011, police carried out a search warrant in Toronto’s west end. Azov was shut down and its owner, 42-year-old Brian Way was arrested. More than 45 terabytes of data were seized.

Way was charged with multiple counts related to child pornography, including selling and distributing child pornography and instructing commission of offence for criminal organization.

The company had been operating since 2005 and had revenues in excess of $4-million.   For approximately $40 customers could buy about an hour of video, and receive photos at a discount, delivered online or by mail, police say.

Some of the children exploited in the films were as young as five.  Azov commissioned videographers around the world to take pictures and images that the company would subsequently distribute through the mail and online. Many of the victims were from Ukraine and Romania.  Many of the pictures and videos were shot in people’s apartments, back yards and “dingy saunas.”

24 Canadian children were rescued as a result of Project Spade.  The children were not necessarily involved in the production of Azov material, and their exploitation was discovered when police were investigating people who bought material from the company.

At the home of a retired teacher, they found 350,000 pictures and more than 9,000 video showing child sexual abuse. They say some of the children were known to the man, who is also accused of abusing a child in his family.  Spinoff investigations led to caches of images and hundreds of children from around the world.  At least two teachers and nine medical professionals were among the Canadians arrested.

Beaven-Desjardins said Toronto police subsequently shared the company’s customer databases with other Canadian as well as international law enforcement agencies.

Information on Azov led to more than 150 law enforcement actions against Americans who were purchasing material from the company, including persons in the District of Columbia.

Project Spade arrests by the numbers

  • Ontario: 50
  • Rest of Canada: 58
  • United States: 76
  • International: 164

In Canada:

  •  40 teachers
  •  9 doctors and nurses
  •  32 volunteers
  •  6 law enforcement personnel
  •  9 faith leaders
  •  3 foster parents

Read more: http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/child-porn-probe-began-with-toronto-man-ends-with-341-people-arrested-police-1.1542666#ixzz2kfnonISg

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