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December 23, 2011

Happy Holidays to our many supporters! We are a bit behind on Zeitgeist so we are updating without title or commentary after each of the news links. Thanks again for your continued support. We wish the best for you in the coming new year!

http://www.ajc.com/news/nation-world/calif-prison-psychologist-accused-1256013.html

http://www.npr.org/2011/12/06/143202848/men-rethink-boundaries-of-mentoring

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2011/12/06/what-science-reveals-about-pedophilia.html

http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/2011-12-01/news/dozens-of-teenage-boy-scout-explorers-have-been-sexually-abused-by-cops-should-scouts-share-the-blame/

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2069212/Michael-Jacksons-Neverland-Doctors-drugs-paranoid-rages-really-happened.html

http://news.am/eng/news/84072.html

http://www.dreamindemon.com/2011/12/07/principal-who-expelled-student-for-calling-teacher-fine-has-been-forced-to-retire/

http://sexcrimeswitchhunt.wordpress.com/2011/12/06/information-regarding-the-lunsford-case/

http://lakeforest-ca.patch.com/articles/council-oks-stricter-sex-offender-ban

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Debate-Sex-Offender-Housing-Budget-Lodge-San-Bernardino-135143543.html

http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1966167

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/the-lay-scientist/2011/dec/06/1?CMP=twt_gu

Gee, imagine how the 9-year old felt:
http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/12/07/9277654-principal-forced-out-over-9-year-olds-sexual-harassment-suspension

http://motherjones.com/politics/2011/08/new-bethany-ifb-teen-homes-abuse

so if you claim you're innocent you must be more guilty:
http://www.u.tv/News/Harbinson-to-challenge-prison-status/01d16c5a-a0a3-4563-bb71-a5bc0e2b8204

http://www.thespec.com/news/canada/article/636865--internet-providers-must-report-child-porn-offences-under-new-federal-law

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-12-09/man-jailed-for-driving-car-at-accused-paedophile/3722538

http://nannyknowsbest.blogspot.com/2011/12/give-dog-bad-name-nanny-bans-uniform.html

http://www.statesman.com/blogs/content/shared-gen/blogs/austin/courts/entries/2011/12/08/despite_judges_reservations_de.html

http://citizensvoice.com/news/citing-precedent-edwardsville-officials-set-to-repeal-sex-offender-ordinance-1.1242141#axzz1g0eumG96

http://www.lvrj.com/news/lawyer-nevada-s-new-sex-offender-laws-are-unconstitutional-135294198.html

http://www.oregonlive.com/newsflash/index.ssf/story/report-ex-aau-leader-accused-of-child-sex/c269d45e503548de832c308c855cccb9

http://www.clantonadvertiser.com/2011/12/09/bill-would-ban-sex-offenders-from-living-at-same-residence/

http://www.fox23.com/news/local/story/State-representative-wants-rapists-child/kpZ_uh073k2uDwsBbWQ7jA.cspx

http://www.surrey.ac.uk/mediacentre/press/2011/69535_are_sex_offenders_and_lads_mags_using_the_same_language.htm?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

(1 in 12 works out to ~8% and of course there are no contextual statistics
given)
http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/289191/Outcry-over-sex-criminals-set-free-to-re-offend

http://hotair.com/archives/2011/12/12/nyt-silent-on-shocking-hollywood-pedophilia-charges/

http://blogs.miaminewtimes.com/riptide/2011/12/school_cop_disciplined_for_dre.php

http://senseoffenses.blogspot.com/2011/12/political-thoughts.html

http://www.infowars.com/california-family-courts-sexual-abuse-industry/

http://www.battlecreekenquirer.com/article/20111213/NEWS01/312130005/Report-Child-homelessness-up-33-3-years?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Frontpage

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2011/12/12/boy-escapes-terrorist-linked-ransom-group-after-five-months-in-captivity-115875-23628592/

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-juvenile-recidivism-1213-20111213,0,7805624.story

http://en.ria.ru/crime/20111214/170243439.html

http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=148&sid=18490126&title=middle-school-student-is-outed-to-parents

http://www.theledger.com/article/20111212/NEWS/111219797?tc=cr

http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/article.aspx?subjectid=11&articleid=20111213_11_A1_Distri19174

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/2011/12/fifth-circuit-taking-issue-with-second-circuits-work-in-dorvee-affirms-220-month-sentence-for-child-.html

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/2011/12/eleventh-circuit-addresses-interesting-sorna-and-ex-post-facto-issues.html

http://channel6newsonline.com/2011/12/russian-authorities-break-up-online-community-for-pedophiles/

http://www.kansas.com/2011/07/31/1955545/program-has-foster-teens-sex-offenders.html

http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/522294

http://bangordailynews.com/2011/12/14/politics/group-pushing-mandatory-sex-offender-sentences-in-maine/

http://blogs.ocweekly.com/navelgazing/2011/12/laguna_hills_sex_offender_park.php

http://www.whptv.com/news/local/story/Pennsylvania-will-soon-be-included-on-national/7Kup8D_dvEqAo4E8Ft2BeA.cspx

http://thinkprogress.org/lgbt/2011/12/15/390393/newt-gingrich-gay-people-choose-to-be-gay-like-priests-choose-celibacy/

http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/12/15/9470059-boy-defies-dads-rules-to-attend-firefighters-wake

http://www.newstrackindia.com/newsdetails/254830

http://www.psychiatrictimes.com/blog/frances/content/article/10168/2006997

http://www.dreamindemon.com/2011/12/15/teacher-suspended-after-writing-stupid-on-students-forehead/

http://www.myhealthnewsdaily.com/2015-treating-pedophiles-therapy-challenge.html

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45694366/ns/us_news#.TuuoNdWwWpY

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/benelux/111216/inquiry-thousands-dutch-catholic-children-abused?reddit=

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europol-says-child-pornography-ring-busted-19-men-arrested-in-denmark/2011/12/16/gIQAX3ymxO_story.html

http://www.naturalnews.com/034421_foster_children_psychiatric_drugs_abuse.html

http://www.whec.com/news/stories/S2402100.shtml?cat=566

http://www.wkrn.com/story/16325409/gun-shaped-pizza-slice

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgrQkpe6mpY

http://www.thebostonchannel.com/news/30015844/detail.html#ixzz1gnsafZJ9

http://senseoffenses.blogspot.com/2011/12/innocence-project-recent-interesting.html

http://standingbesidemyinmate.blogspot.com/2011/12/discrimination.html

http://ozarksfirst.com/fulltext?nxd_id=573247

http://horsham.patch.com/articles/stephens-successful-in-strengthening-megan-s-law

http://www.wmctv.com/story/16350421/mother-catches-41-year-old-in-bed-with-teenage-son

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Y-Eel7anaM&sns=em

http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/routledg/rjos/2006/00000007/00000004/art00002

http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/medical_examiner/2011/12/spanking_is_on_the_decline_why_.single.html

http://blogs.houstonpress.com/hairballs/2011/12/mark_william_woerner_child_por.php

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/news/regional/s_772784.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/20/bill-conlin-child-abuse-accusations-philadelphia-baseball_n_1160902.html

maybe it was those strict laws she helped pass that created such paranoia:
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11347/1196417-109-0.stm

http://www.news.com.au/national/no-more-silent-nights-for-derryn-hinch/story-e6frfkvr-1226227172499

http://www.jconline.com/article/20111221/NEWS03/112210319/County-considering-registry-fees-sex-offenders

http://www.myfoxhouston.com/dpp/news/local/111220-jury-awards-family-$150b-in-personal-injury-case

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/2011/12/split-sixth-circuit-panel-spars-over-federal-child-porn-sentencing-as-it-affirms-within-guideline-se.html

http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2011/12/21/bill_conlin_alleged_sexual_assault_the_tational_behind_statutes_of_limitations_in_child_rape_cases_.html

http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/news/southern-poverty-law-center-files-federal-lawsuit-targeting-use-of-mace-on-birming

December 7, 2011 (a date that shall live in infamy!)

Bernie Fine fired amid abuse allegations

HEAR his chatty wife! FEEL his victim's pain! UNDERSTAND his victim's request for money!

http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/7288286/bernie-fine-fired-syracuse-amidst-molestation-allegations

Defense expert: Child sexual abuse accommodation syndrome is 'junk science'

Roland Summit's theory first started coming in handy for sex prosecutors during the great show trials of the early '80's. 

"CSAAS featured heavily in the satanic ritual abuse moral panic of the 1980s and 90s, because it purports to explain both delayed disclosures and withdrawals of false allegation of child sexual abuse. CSAAS is used to justify any statement made by a child as an indication that sexual abuse had occurred—immediate disclosure was an indication of abuse, as are delayed disclosure, withdrawal and sustained denial." (from Wikipedia)

http://www.sacbee.com/2011/11/29/4085604/defense-expert-child-sexual-abuse.html

Have We Gone Overboard About Bullying?

Fear of bullying has contributed to the massive cutbacks on "recess", the free-play periods designed into school days for over a century. By doing so, the thinking goes, time children spend together with minimal adult mediation of their interactions are reduced, limiting the opportunity for "bullying".

It should also be remembered that children have been increasingly forced to occupy "age ghettos" where their exposure to people beyond one or two years younger or older than themselves has also been minimized. That trend was well underway many decades ago and it is clear that one of the motivations behind it was the desire to limit the corrupting influence of sexual initiation and opportunity between disparate age groups. Government schools have long been laboratories for social scientists and "educators" to try out their latest engineering theories. And we wonder why our educational system is so terrible?

Bullying is a very real issue that we should all insist needs to be addressed and is long overdue in being addressed. Children are demonstrably damaged by the process of bullying.

But that all begs the question: are government schools and the people in charge of those schools the best options to nurture and intellectually enrich children, to prepare them for the future and to keep them safe?

http://ideas.time.com/2011/11/29/have-we-gone-overboard-about-bullying

Innocent Oldbury residents driven out over anti-paedophile storm

By "innocent", they mean, "not-paedophiles". And lynch mobs seem to be a growing British pastime, don't they?

http://www.halesowennews.co.uk/news/9373133.Innocent_Oldbury_residents_driven_out_over_anti_paedophile_storm

Boy, 6, accused of sexual assault

The boy and a girl were playing doctor. Now his future is mapped out for him by the local Wisconsin prosecutors who have charged him with first-degree sexual assault

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2011/11/18/Boy-6-accused-of-sexual-assault/UPI-44451321665489

Some Va. sex offenders held long after sentence up

And they can wait for years just to find out if they are going to be committed as "Sexually Violent Predators".

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-501363_162-57328164/some-va-sex-offenders-held-long-after-sentence-up

Outrage as convicted pedophiles and sex offenders lobby police seeking to change their name

How are we supposed to hound them for the rest of their lives if they change their names?

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/outrage-as-pedophiles-seek-name-changes/story-e6freon6-1226200182823

Kids Are Learning Sex from Porn

I would say, they've always learned about sex from porn.

http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2011/11/18/without_comprehensive_sex_education_porn_is_the_only_solid_information_kids_are_getting_about_sex_.html

12-year-olds investigated for 'sex crime' after they kiss at school

Sex crimes detective declares: "it wasn't a sex crime, just a simple assault". This is the way these people think. And they're the ones in charge.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2063533/12-year-olds-investigated-sex-crime-kiss-school-Florida.html

New documentary looks at "Young Kids, Hard Time"

What a justice system looks like that gets to decide if minors are to be treated as adults when they commit a crime but which treats them as children when they want to have sex.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/2011/11/new-documentary-looks-at-young-kids-hard-time.html

Court says no case to answer against pro-paedophile group (Martijn)

Congratulations Martijn! Now let's hope your houses don't get burned down by the mobs! And I always thought the Dutch were easy going...

http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2011/11/temporary_reprieve_for_pro_pae.php

North Carolina sex offender sentenced 5.5 to 7.5 years (!) for Facebook friending of victim

Friending "offense" is just one example of how R.S.O.'s are precluded from participating in society.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/2011/11/north-carolina-sex-offender-sentenced-55-to-75-years-for-facebook-friending-of-victim-.html

Former Dubuque Principal To Serve 30 Years For "Child Porn" [but is it, really?]

As stupid as his actions were (hiding cameras in bathrooms) we are more than a little concerned that the material produced in this manner is classified as "child porn". Presumably, the material at most shows very partially nude children and not partially nude children having sex. We now live in a country where child porn can be just about anything and apparently that now includes photos of boys urinating, not to mention convictions based upon possession of comic book line drawings. The boundaries are impossibly blurry. And we believe that that is just the point. Keep everyone scared that anything could be considered child porn so that nothing depicting kids will get produced.

http://www.kcrg.com/news/local/Former-Dubuque-Principal-To-Serve-30-Years-For-Child-Porn-134301143.html

Volunteer Father Christmases (U.K. "Santa Clauses")  told children can no longer sit on their knee

Well, it had to happen, didn't it? Those Santas have been exploiting a cultural loophole for more than a century that allowed them to get away with holding kids on their lap. But no more; that loophole's closed!

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/topics/christmas/8917080/Volunteer-Father-Christmases-told-children-can-no-longer-sit-on-their-knee.html

Paedophiles using satnav to track down children 

"This country has to wake up to the fact that children are being sexually abused in far greater numbers than was ever imagined." so said Children's minister Tim Loughton, apparently unaware that the crime stats show just the opposite.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/8911916/Paedophiles-using-satnav-to-track-down-children.html

Attorney General's Office Warns Of 'Pedobear'

So many threats, so little time!

http://www.koat.com/r/29875112/detail.html

Teens Turn to Digital Drugs

"Digital drugs are sound files that are downloadable, legal and popular with teenagers.

Dr. Ibrahim said it's a dangerous, slippery slope.

"To me, it’s really a gateway for inciting kids to try real drugs that's my biggest concern," he said.

Experts say that, although no studies have been done on digital drugs, "i-dosing" promotes drug use, so parents should discuss it with their children".

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Teens-Turn-to-Digital-Drugs-134344648.html

Jonathan King: 'My book's an online hit, millions click on my videos. How about lifting the media ban on me?'

The irrepressible "Vile Pervert" just won't shut up and go quietly into the night! What is a BBC to do?

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/profiles/jonathan-king-my-books-an-online--hit-millions-click-on-my-videos-how-about-lifting-the-media-ban-on-me-6268884.html

And, just in case you haven't seen "Vile Pervert, The Musical", have fun! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYvWIBMJC54

Va. sex offenders climb roof to protest treatment

Civil Detainees, ostensibly possessing civil rights, have found they have none in Virginia.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-501363_162-57329006/va-sex-offenders-climb-roof-to-protest-treatment

Senators Demand the Military Lock Up of American Citizens in a “Battlefield” They Define as Being Right Outside Your Window

In case you thought civil detention was just for sex offenders and Muslims, you may find that it is getting a little closer to home.

http://www.aclu.org/blog/national-security/senators-demand-military-lock-american-citizens-battlefield-they-define-being

To Cash In on a Predator

The profit motive behind "protecting kids"

http://motherjones.com/politics/2011/11/jessicas-law-surveillance-corporations

Innocence Is No Defense Against Virginia's Sex Offender Registry

A plea deal offered to a 15 year old who was falsely accused wrecks his life.

http://reason.com/blog/2011/11/28/innocence-is-no-defense-from-virginias-s

MnSOST-3: (Yet another) promising new actuarial for sex offenders to debut

And, this time, it's really, really going to work!

"Legislatures and courts love the so-called actuarials, which rate an individual's risk based on the presence of various preselected risk factors. They're quick and easy to administer. And they offer an illusion of scientific certitude that legitimizes current laws and criminal justice practices. "

http://forensicpsychologist.blogspot.com/2011/11/mnsost-3-promising-new-actuarial-for.html

Supreme Court refuses to resolve confusion over child pornography law

Perhaps that's the point: they want people to be confused about child pornography.

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Justice/2011/1128/Supreme-Court-refuses-to-resolve-confusion-over-child-pornography-law

"Where they burn books, they wil ultimately burn people". -Heinrich Heine

collecting forbidden books .......the nazis burned these books


Parents Sue D.A. for Charging Their 6-Year-Old Son With a Felony After He Played Doctor With a 5-Year-Old Girl

I would go much further and urge that such prosecutors be held criminally liable for the destruction of children's lives. This would undoubtedly have a sobering effect upon zealous D.A.'s like Lisa Riniker.

http://reason.com/blog/2011/11/23/parents-sue-da-for-charging-their-6-year

Adolescent boys more prone to delinquency without a father

Society's solution? Scare off any men expressing an interest in mentoring fatherless boys.

http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-11-adolescent-boys-prone-delinquency-father.html

Dutch paedophile group to discuss future

We wish them well.

http://www.rnw.nl/english/bulletin/pedo-club-martijn-discuss-future

George Loader - Jailed After Chopping Alleged Child Molester Into Pieces, Dumping Body Parts In Desert

The headline pretty much says it all.

http://www.theweeklyvice.com/2011/11/george-loader-jailed-after-chopping.html

Patrick J. Sullivan Jr. Arrested and Confined to the  Patrick J. Sullivan Jr Detention Facility

Yes, you read that correctly :) He is accused of swapping drugs for sex with males.

http://denver.cbslocal.com/2011/11/29/former-arapahoe-county-sheriff-arrested-on-drug-charge

Anti-Gay Russian Lawmaker: ‘The Issue Of Same-Sex Love Is Somewhat Like The Jewish Problem’

No doubt she will consider all possible "solutions" for both. "

http://thinkprogress.org/lgbt/2011/11/30/378370/anti-gay-russian-lawmaker-the-issue-of-same-sex-love-is-somewhat-like-the-jewish-problem

Hypnosis for Eating Disorder Led to False Memories About Satanic Cult Abuse, Suit Says

"also caused her to slip into at least twenty different personalities"

Apparently, she's just a walking magnet for pseudo-science maladies!

http://blogs.riverfronttimes.com/dailyrft/2011/11/eating_disorder_clinic_hypnosis.php

Group hits states on sex trafficking

"Trafficking" is the new spin on an old canard. And with a name like "Shared Hope" who could doubt their sincerity?

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1211/69534.html

 




 
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