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

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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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With the Help of ICE and Protect, Military Vets Turn Their Sights On Child Sexual Abusers (Day 7 of 19 Days of Activism)

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Former U.S. Marine Jeremy Boutwell, is now assigned now to work with ICE in metro Atlanta. “I’ve seen some pretty bad things that humanity is capable of doing in certain situations.”   He added, “This stuff is worse, without a doubt.”

He is one of many vets now trained to hunt for clues about “where these acts of child rape are videoed.” He related that, even before training was completed, one of the wounded warriors, Army Reserve Capt. Hampton Culp, helped break a case that led to the rescue of a child whose abuse had been broadcast online.

“To take bad guys off the street, to serve my country and to protect my children, your children and other children– I mean, truly if there was something that the Lord intended for me to do, it would be to do this job,” Agent David Westall said.   The wounded warriors will be on a 10-month internship, but ICE hopes those internships become full-time jobs. Nicholson confirmed that of the 17 fanned out across the country, four will be in Georgia.

The wounded warriors will be on a 10-month internship, but ICE hopes those internships become full-time jobs. Nicholson confirmed that of the 17 fanned out across the country, four will be in Georgia.

“I think that what you have is one of the best child exploitation efforts coming from Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Atlanta, and in the region,” said Camille Cooper from the National Association to Protect Children—called “Protect” for short. She called Nicholson “one of the best in the country.”  But also, she added, “You have a concentration of child pornography leads in urban areas. You know, where there’s high-speed Internet you are going to find concentrations of perpetrators. It doesn’t mean that they don’t exist in rural areas.”

The wounded warrior initiative is an unusual joint project between ICE and Protect. Cooper said the non-profit can bring corporate support and other things to the table that ICE, as a government agency, cannot solicit. She said that’s especially important in these lean economic times.   “There are children literally that are waiting,” “They’re waiting and every night they go to bed and they pray. They pray to God and they say, ‘God, please come save me from this hell. Please rescue me. Please make this stop.’”  Cooper says not all participants nationwide had combat wounds. She says some of them suffered other illnesses or injuries while serving.

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The US Must Respect Human Rights, Stop Spying on Its Allies and Sign the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

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Official photographic portrait of US President Barack Obama (born 4 August 1961; assumed office 20 January 2009) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The recent revelations of US spying on allied leaders is part of a greater public relations problem of the US: appearing to exempt itself from the rules that apply to other countries.

The moral authority of the US is at an all time low, and the diminished view is, for the most part, the fault of the US itself.   Its failure to ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) exemplifies the problem and is having detrimental life threatening effect on children in the US.

The US helped draft the UN CRC and even signed it when it was originally adopted.  However, after 20 years the US is the only developed country that has not ratified it.    The failure of the US to provide life saving medicine to dual citizen, German-American Ariana-Leilani after six years of suffering is a direct consequence of the US failure to respect the international rights of children living within its borders.

It is time for the US to respect 10 year old Ariana-Leilani’s rights and for the US to ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.  It is time for the US to join the rest of the world.

Join the thousands of others who have signed the petition urging President Obama to immediately take action to save Ariana-Leilani and to ratify the UNCRC.

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After Five years, Washington DC Government Has Done Nothing to Help Ariana-Leilani

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Click to read the 2011 Letter to Mayor Vince Gray About Ariana-Leilani’s Plight

Ariana-Leilani lives in the Palisades Section, Ward 3, of Washington DC.   When the German government wrote to the US State Department begging them to come to the aid of Ariana-Leilani, the US State Department turned that request over the the District of Columbia because the US State Department believed that the District of Columbia had the authority to take action. Despite the fact that Ariana-Leilani goes to the Francis Scott Key School (Dana Place) in the DC Public School system, Washington DC — under the “leadership” of Mayor Vince Gray — has refused to take any action claiming itself to be a toothless tiger — claiming it lacked authority to do anything. (Read the letter to Mayor Vince Gray Concerning the plight of Ariana-Leilani)

Mayor Gray’s regrettable attitude has made many sorry they supported his election to the post of Mayor.   Washington DC has, unfortunately, become a cesspool of child abuse, with a CPS that is so incompetent that it has been under federal court monitor for over 20 years, and has been run by individuals, like Roque Gerald and James Toscano, with sex offense records.image of graph

Just Because the USA Treats Germany as “Third Class Partner,” 10 Year Old Ariana-Leilani Should Not Suffer

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Instead of Wiretapping Germans, Try Saving a German Child’s Life

Der Spiegel reports indicate that NSA documents provided by Edward Snowden the USA taps into a half billion German phone conversations a month. The USA places Germany on the same suspicion level, a “third class partner,” as China, Iraq, and Saudi Arabia.   Now Germans Don’t Trust Obama (and the USA) for good reason.

Ariana-Leilani is a dual citizen German-American child living Washington DC.   Why is she being treated as a medical experiment, as a  “third class” person, being denied her right to life saving GCSF medicine and an independent medical and psychological examination?   The USA ignored the German Embassy’s plea to help her.

Ariana-Leilani should not suffer because of USA discrimination against her and Germany.   Please show your support for getting Ariana-Leilani the help she needs, NOW!  Sign her petition:

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Question of the Day: Is a Medical Experiment on Ariana-Leilani a Matter of “National Security?”

Graph Showing Worsening Neutropenia Condition of Ariana-Leilani

Worsening Neutropenia Condition of Ariana-Leilani

By all indications, the failure of the USA to 10 year old Ariana-Leilani’s Severe Chronic Neutropenia with the life saving neupogen medicine she needs to boost her critically low ANC to protect her from potentially fatal infection has all the trappings of the medical experiments that hospitals like Medstar Georgetown University Hospital have conducted for the CIA in the past in the name of “National Security.”    Her ANC’s (the measure of her resistance to infection)  continue to be severely low (see graph), yet after five years no toxicology tests have been done to eliminate its cause, and Medstar Georgetown University Hospital continues to engage in this apparent medical “experiment” placing Ariana-Leilani at risk of fatal infection.

Seal of the C.I.A. - Central Intelligence Agen...The recent revelations of the USA’s collection of massive amounts of personal data on its own USA citizens using the FISA court and PRISM programs, in violation of the US Constitution’s right to privacy, and President Obama’s proclamation  today that this wholesale invasion of privacy is “legal” — despite direct conflict with the right to privacy in the USA are very disturbing.

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Ariana-Leilani and Willi King

Is this medical experiment by these DC based CIA affiliated institutions also being allowed as a matter of “national security” like the Tuskegee and MK-ULTRA experiments of the past?   Voice your outrage.   Sign the petition to save Ariana-Leilani.

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Dr. Ariel King, On Media Tour Interviews to Save Ariana-Leilani

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Ariana-Leilani and her mother Dr. Ariel King

Dr. Ariel King, Mother of Ariana-Leilani, has taken to the airwaves to inform the world about Ariana-Leilani’s condition, and what needs to be done to get her relief.  Visit the media page for the latest listings of her appearances.

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Jordan’s Queen Noor presses U.S. to reduce nuclear stockpile

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Insisting “every nuclear weapon is a catastrophe waiting to happen,” Queen Noor of Jordan told Yahoo News on Tuesday that President Barack Obama must make good on a pledge he made in Prague in April 2009 to reduce the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile. The queen said it was incumbent on the United States to work in concert with Russia to reduce both countries’ nuclear arsenals in a process that could then coax other nuclear states to begin to disarm as well.

See  and read more about the interview with Queen Noor of Jordan 

 

ABC Robin Roberts BMA Test Show No Abnormalities After Treatment

Robin Roberts announced plans to return to the show. Roberts announced that her most recent Bone Marrow Aspirations (BMA) tests following the bone marrow transplant she underwent in September, showed no abnormalities, meaning she can begin the process of returning to “GMA.”

Roberts underwent a bone marrow transplant to treat myelodysplastic syndrome or MDS, a rare blood disorder that affects the bone marrow. Roberts first announced her diagnosis on “GMA” in June and has been on medical leave from “GMA” since Aug. 30.

Ariana-Leilani also has a rare blood disorder with abnormalities in her BMA tests, but she is being denied treatment for Severe Chronic Neutropenia.

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The Campaign to Save 9 Year Old Ariana-Leilani in the USA

Innocence in Danger expresses support for saving 9 year old Ariana-Leilani, please joining in this effort by signing her petition:

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