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Mayor Bowser and Chief Lanier: Take Some Action to Save Ariana-Leilani and Other Children in DC

Distinguished columnist Colby King writes that action needs to be taken now on the epidemic of child prostitution and trafficking in the District of Columbia:

“Human trafficking is a cruel and inhumane practice found in countries around the world. So it should come as no surprise that President Obama proclaimed this month National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month.

“The exploitation and coercion of girls and young women into prostitution, however, is not limited to places overseas.

“Right here in the nation’s capital, our most vulnerable residents — children — are subjected to sex slavery. Their stories don’t make the evening news or even warrant blurbs in your morning paper. But human trafficking is, and has been, a shadowy and seamy part of D.C. life….

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U.S. attorney spokesman Bill Miller told me this week, “Since 2009, about 70 defendants have been prosecuted in [federal and D.C. courts] on charges related to human trafficking . . . including abducting or enticing a child into prostitution.”

“The overwhelming majority of those cases” he added, “resulted in convictions.”

“The U.S. attorney’s office has a large task force and an active outreach program on human trafficking, and is urgently scheduling training sessions with D.C. police and schools. Seven churches are joining the Faith Coalition Against Sex Trafficking in our Nation’s Capital to sponsor a meeting Jan. 30.

“They can’t do it alone.

“Let’s help the president and the prosecutors: Human trafficking is in our region, in the nation’s capital, in your ward, on your block.

“Open your eyes. Don’t look abroad. Look down the street.”

Read more:  Colby King on Child Trafficking in DC

Please sign the petition to Save DC Resident Ariana-Leilani.

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Where does Hillary Clinton Stand on Children’s Rights in the USA?

Urge Secretary Clinton to Help Save Ariana-Leilani

How a leader handles a crisis reveals what they are made of and the quality of the people they choose to support them.   Do they respond with integrity?  Do they check the facts before they act?  Are they careful about who they get their information from?

Around the time the US press was preoccupied with the Bengazi scandal, the US Press overlooked another international scandal that was closer to home but just as concerning.

Due to concerns expressed by medical and humanitarian authorities, the UN Special Rapporteur on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography made an inquiry to Secretary Clinton’s US State Department questioning the US violations of the rights of dual citizen German-American Ariana-Leilani, who lives in Washington DC.

Rather than make an independent inquiry into those concerns, Secretary Clinton’s State Department blindly referred the matter to the District of Columbia Child and Family Services (DC CFS) — which has a well established record of incompetence that is so poor it is under a US Federal Court monitor.    Not surprisingly, the leaders of the DC CFSA at the time had known sex offenses (its Director having had sex with one of his young patients, and the other, its General Counsel, charged and placed on probation for indecent exposure in a public restroom).   Despite those sex offense records, both were allowed to run and operate the agency that was responsible for protecting DC’s children.   The then General Counsel of the DC CFSA, James Toscano Court Papers, personally interfered with Ariana-Leilani’s getting relief from abuse and neglect, including engaging in ex parte communications with a DC Superior Court judge and making false statements to that judge to help cover up the abuse and neglect that Ariana-Leilani was suffering.

As part of its coverup of the abuse and neglect of Ariana-Leilani, based on documents obtained from the Department of State, DC Child and Family Services Agency (DC Child Protection Services) had Mr. Toscano author the misleading and inaccurate response for the Department of State to the UN Special Rapporteur on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography.  Not surprisingly, his response was filled with misstatements of the facts, misleading the Secretary Clinton’s US Department of State, and in turn, the UN Special Rapporteur.

The real disappointment here is that Secretary Clinton’s Department of State blindly forwarded — under Secretary Clinton’s signature —  the Toscano-drafted response to the UN Special Rapporteur on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography.   We have to presume this was done by her without either checking the facts or checking the background of the author of the underlying letter.   As a result, the UN Special Rapporteur took no action and Ariana-Leilani continues to suffer.

In her run for the Presidential offices, Secretary Clinton should be as concerned about children’s rights and she is about women’s rights.   Unfortunately Secretary Clinton’s record has not demonstrated any concern for children’s rights — including failing to have the US ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.   Thus, help urge Secretary Clinton to protect children’s rights, to right this wrong, and to use her influence to help Save Ariana-Leilani…

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Marion Barry: A Supporter of Ariana-Leilani

Marion Barry, DC’s “Mayor for Life” is honored today by Washington DC.  Unlike most politicians in Washington DC(who are more concerned with protecting abusers in seats of power) , Marion Barry supported the efforts to get Ariana-Leilani.   May he rest in peace.

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Regardless of Who You Vote For, Support Ariana-Leilani

Ariana-Leilani and her mother Dr. Ariel King

Ariana-Leilani and her mother Dr. Ariel King

Ariana-Leilani quietly suffers in Washington DC, living in a small one bedroom apartment in walking distance to downtown Georgetown.  Washington DC is about to elect a new mayor in November 2014.   The candidates are Muriel Bowser, David Catania, and Carol Schwartz.

Muriel Bowser and David Catania need to help Ariana-Leilani

Muriel Bowser and David Catania

Regardless of which of them wins, it is going to be up to that winner to protect Ariana-Leilani.   So, whichever candidate you support, support Ariana-Leilani.

A Tutorial for Washington DC Mayor Gray: How to Identify Child Abuse

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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241,095 Names Published in The Daily Abuse, Innocence in Danger (Day 16 of 19 Days of Activism to Fight Abuse)

A newspaper made out of 241.095 names of children was published on November 19, International Day on Prevention of Child Abuse, to show a giant problem.  On that day, nothing was more important than the victims, all 241,096 of them who were abused on a single day.   720,000 copies were distributed.  It put massive attention on the problem to abuse, and the importance of everyone’s role in preventing abuse.

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: http://adsoftheworld.com/media/dm/innocence_in_danger_the_daily_abuse

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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#weneeddiversebooks Buy a Children’s Book, Help Heal a Child — “The Day the Sun Promised to Smile FOREVER!,” (Day 12 of 19 Days of Activism)

The Day the Sun Promised to Smile Forever for Ariana-Leilani

Get a Great Children’s Book for the children in your life, and help heal a child.  “The Day the Sun Promised to Smile FOREVER!,” tells the story of the Sun who forgets why he is so important for others, and only finds out when he encounters Little Leilani.   After going to the North, South, East and West, to look for a place to rest, the Sun finally joined the children at the Big Sun Dance Festival. The storyteller gathered everybody for a special story about a special girl called “Leilani”. Sadly Leilani is unwell and the one thing that makes her feel better is waking up in the morning to look at the big bright yellow Sun. The Sun was very sad to hear about the story of Leilani and promised to smile FOREVER and NEVER to be grumpy again. So that when Leilani and other little boys and girls feel sad or unwell, they can look at the big bright yellow Sun and know that the angels are there watching over them!

The book is beautifully illustrated by Conny Hermann, with the words of poetry by Dumi Senda.

Sales of the book go to benefit the children’s camps of Innocence in Danger.  Innocence in Danger (IID) is one of the largest privately funded non-governmental organisations (NGO) in the world. With a presence in six countries – Switzerland, France, Germany, the USA, the UK and Colombia – IID provides legal, medical and social services to victims and their parents. In addition, IID concentrates on fostering real political change and awareness through its many advocacy and lobbying activities.

Order online today: “The Day the Sun Promised to Smile FOREVER!”   Also available in German.*

Dedicated to Ariana-Leilani, by Dumi Senda and Conny Hermann, for the Benefit of Innocense in Danger Children’s Camps.

You can be the “Sun” for Ariana-Leilani to help make her better by signing her petition, today:

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Der Tag an dem die Sonne versprach für IMMER zu lachen- Fur Ariana-Leilani

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Die Sonne war nie zu einem Lachen aufgelegt. Jedes Mal, wenn es Zeit war aufzugehen, beschwerte sie sich…: Fur Ariana-Leilani

Nachdem sie im Norden, Süden, Osten und Westen einen Platz zum Ausruhen suchte, traff die Sonne schließlich die Kinder im Big Sun Dance Festival. Der Erzähler versammelt alle für eine besondere Geschichte über ein besonderes Mädchen namens “Leilani”. Leider Leilani fühlt sich nicht wohl und die eine Sache, die ihr hilft sich besser zu fühlen, ist beim Aufwachen am Morgen auf die große helle gelbe Sonne zu schauen. Die Sonne war sehr traurig über die Geschichte von Leilani und versprach, IMMER zu lächeln und NIE wieder mürrisch zu sein. So dass, wenn Leilani und andere kleine Jungen und Mädchen traurig sind oder sich unwohl fühlen, können sie rauf zur großen leuchtend gelben Sonne schauen und wissen, dass die Engel da sind und über sie wachen!

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‘Cover-up’ over VIPs who abuse children in care POLICE chiefs are turning a blind eye to members of the Establishment abusing children in care (Day 9 of 19 Days of Activism)

Dome, United States Capitol, Washington D. C.

From London to Washington DC, Child Protective Services agencies have unofficial policies to cover up child abuse by VIPs.   In London, a whistleblower said he was warned by his superiors not to investigate suspected paedophiles, including a senior politician and a judge.  He said the justice system was “corrupt” and “rotten to the core” and told how vulnerable boys and girls as young as nine were plied with heroin and raped by rich and powerful men.  “There is a massive cover-­up going on and those who are abusing children are being protected by the powers that be.

He said that “When I was investigating abuse at low levels, street prostitution, everything was fine but as soon as the evidence started taking me to a higher level, I was told to wind my neck in and not go any further.  Among the names given to me by abuse victims were a former Cabinet minister and a judge who had been handing paedophiles soft sentences. I was warned by a senior officer to back off and it has to be because the clients of these children were very well-­connected people.”

“Trying to secure a charge of procuring a child for prostitution is no good because you are asking the child to give evidence against their boyfriend, dealer, employer and they are not going to do it.

Ariana-Leilani is a victim a similar coverup by Washington DC Child and Family Services, the DC Public School System and Medstar Health’s Georgetown University Hospital.   It is unfortunate that children of the District of Columbia must suffer to accommodate the sick perversions of those in power in the US Nation’s capital — and the officials in charge cover it up.  No doubt, to protect its politicians who abuse children is a major reason the United States is the only developed country that has failed to ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Help fight this coverup in the United States, sign the petition to save 10 year old Ariana-Leilani.

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