October 26, 2010 Comments Off on San Diego clergy abuse allegations, How Good People Turn Evil, Facebook
Documents from the San Diego Settlement
Unsealed Calif. church docs show abuse allegations
Facebook’s Child Pornography Problem
Understanding How Good People Turn Evil – Zimbardo
Documents from the San Diego Settlement
On October 22, 2010, Judge William C. Pate ordered the release of documents relating to the sexual abuse of children by priests in the Diocese of San Diego. This document release was a nonmonetary provision of the San Diego settlement, as ordered on August 29, 2008 by Judge Emilie Elias, of the Los Angeles Superior Court.
On this page, we present all the documents released by Judge Pate’s order, and during this week, we will post the crucial documents individually for easier download. Some of these documents are also available from the website of the Zalkin Law Firm, which was our source for many of the files. The text of Judge Pate’s order and the files for ten of the priests were provided by attorney Anthony DeMarco.
Unsealed Calif. church docs show abuse allegations
Sunday, October 24, 2010 AP Online By GILLIAN FLACCUS
SAN DIEGO – Attorneys for nearly 150 people who claim sexual abuse by Roman Catholic priests made nearly 10,000 pages of previously sealed internal church documents public Sunday, revealing at least one previously unknown decades-old case in which a priest under police investigation was allowed to leave the U.S. after the Diocese of San Diego intervened. After a three-year legal battle over the Diocese of San Diego’s internal records, a retired San Diego Superior Court judge ruled late Friday that they could be made public. The records are from the personnel files of 48 priests who were either credibly accused or convicted of sexual abuse or were named in a civil lawsuit.
The 144 plaintiffs settled with the diocese in 2007 for nearly $200 million, but the agreement stipulated that an independent judge would review the priests’ sealed personnel records and determine what could be made public.
The files show what the diocese knew about abusive priests, starting decades before any allegations became public, and that some church leaders shuffled priests from parish to parish or overseas despite credible complaints against them.
“We encourage all Catholics, all members of the community, to look for these documents,” attorney Anthony DeMarco said at a news conference. “These documents demonstrate years and years and decades of concerted action that has allowed this community’s children to be victimized, and it is not until the community looks at these documents that this cycle is ever going to be ended.”
Welcome to LuciferEffect.org, official web site of The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil (Random House, 2007). In this book, I summarize more than 30 years of research on factors that can create a “perfect storm” which leads good people to engage in evil actions. This transformation of human character is what I call the “Lucifer Effect,” named after God’s favorite angel, Lucifer, who fell from grace and ultimately became Satan.
Rather than providing a religious analysis, however, I offer a psychological account of how ordinary people sometimes turn evil and commit unspeakable acts. As part of this account, The Lucifer Effect tells, for the first time, the full story behind the Stanford Prison Experiment, a now-classic study I conducted in 1971. In that study, normal college students were randomly assigned to play the role of guard or inmate for two weeks in a simulated prison, yet the guards quickly became so brutal that the experiment had to be shut down after only six days. – Philip Zimbardo
Professor Emeritus Stanford University http://www.lucifereffect.com/
Facebook’s Child Pornography Problem By James R. Marsh October 24, 2010 An ongoing FoxNews.com investigation has revealed that Facebook is failing to prevent child predators from posting suggestive and potentially illegal photographs of children on its website. The world’s largest social network employs content filters that automatically scan for basic keywords commonly associated with child exploitive material. Those filters, if they are properly employed, should flag much of the offensive material found on the site, cybersecurity experts say. But in a lengthy telephone interview on Oct. 6, FoxNews.com took two Facebook executives on a click-by-click tour of their own website, bringing them face-to-face with some of its vile contents and forcing them to admit that their efforts to block child predators were not working.
During a 90-minute phone interview with Facebook spokesman Simon Axten and the company’s chief security officer, Joe Sullivan, the two executives were guided by FoxNews.com through the site’s seamy subculture – an encounter that left Sullivan sounding dumbfounded, unaware of and unable to explain the extremely graphic content on the site. http://www.childlaw.us/2010/10/facebooks-child-pornography-pr.html
October 24, 2010 Comments Off on More than one third of women abused or forced into sex: UN
More than one third of women abused or forced into sex: UN
(AFP) – Oct 12, 2010 UNITED NATIONS — More than a third of all women in the world have been forced into sex, beaten or abused by a partner or family member, a top UN official said Tuesday.
Zou Xiaoqaio, vice-chairwoman of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women said that sexual violence was increasing around the world despite major campaigns by the UN and other bodies….
“At least one every three women has been beaten, coerced into sex or abused in some other way, usually by an intimate partner or family member,” Zou told a press conference at the UN headquarters, quoting a new report by the UN Population Fund. “Women continue to be raped and subject to other forms of sexual violence with impunity all over the world,” she said, highlighting how, in some countries, rape charges against an offender can be dropped if he marries the victim.
“Women and girls are still being sold for sex around the world. Two million girls between the ages of five and 15 are introduced into the commercial sex market each year.”
October 23, 2010 Comments Off on Tyler Perry’s child abuse story on Oprah, Former UK priest jailed for sex abuse
FIRST TELEVISION INTERVIEW: TYLER PERRY SPEAKS OUT ABOUT BEING MOLESTED AND THE AFTERMATH October 20, 2010 He was beaten, scarred and nearly broken. In a groundbreaking interview, Hollywood mogul Tyler Perry reveals the devastating details of his childhood sexual abuse. Tune in on November 5, 2010, when Tyler and 200 abused men are standing together with one voice. http://www.oprah.com/showinfo/First-TV-Interview-Tyler-Perry-Speaks-Out-About-Being-Molested_1
Tyler Perry’s Traumatic Childhood – The Oprah Winfrey Show October 20, 2010….But Tyler’s life wasn’t always so fortunate. For years, he says he suffered brutal physical abuse at the hands of his father and severe sexual abuse at the hands of several adults. Inside or outside the home, Tyler says he never felt safe. Now, for the first time, Tyler reveals in-depth details of his traumatic childhood and shares his personal story—a story of strength, power and, ultimately, triumph. http://www.oprah.com/oprahshow/Tyler-Perry-Speaks-Out-About-Being-Molested-and-the-Aftermath
Priest extradited from U.S. jailed for UK sex abuse Oct 22, 2010 LONDON (Reuters) – A former Roman Catholic priest was jailed for 21 years on Friday for sexual offences against boys, after being extradited to Britain from the United States. James Robinson, a former boxer and colliery blacksmith, was found guilty of 21 charges of sexual abuse between 1959 and 1983, including offences against two altar boys. Robinson, 73, used his status as a priest to gain “unfettered and unlimited” access to boys, giving them gifts and taking them on trips in his sports car, prosecutor John Atwood told the court in Birmingham, central England.
Former U.K. priest jailed for sexual abuse Oct. 22, 2010 LONDON (UPI) — Former Catholic priest James Robinson was sentenced Friday to 21 years in jail in Britain for decades of sexual abuse. Robinson, who was extradited from California to the United Kingdom last year, was found guilty on 21 counts of sexual abuse between 1959 and 1983, The Sun reported. Robinson, 73, fled to the United States from Britain in 1985, when he was first accused of pedophilia. Prosecutors said he was moved from parish to parish as a priest, showering gifts on his intended victims to get close to them. He was convicted of abusing six people, including two altar boys. His victims are now in their 40s, 50s and 60s.
October 21, 2010 Comments Off on Tears of Woman Guilty of Sex Attacks on Baby
Tears of Woman Guilty of Sex Attacks on Baby
October 19, 2010 By John Twomey
A PERVERTED woman care worker faced a long jail sentence last night after she was found guilty of involvement in one of Britain’s worst child-sex rings. Tracy Dawber gasped “Oh, no!” as she was found guilty of sexually assaulting a five-month-old baby while ringleader Colin Blanchard took photographs. As a jury found her guilty of five related charges, the 44-year-old started crying and shaking.
Dawber, a grandmother, was the fourth female member of Blanchard’s paedophile network to be convicted of “sickening” offences against children….Blanchard, 40, who has admitted 19 child-sex charges, gave evidence against her, accusing her of taking the lead. Police searched her desktop computer and discovered word searches including “pre-teen”, “Lolita” and a file containing 50 stories on incest. The pair started a relationship after meeting on the internet….
Crown Prosecution Service lawyer Ann Reddrop said: “Colin Blanchard turned out to be an evil man who controlled four women in one of the most sickening paedophile rings this country has seen. “He encouraged these women to take and share ever more horrific images of the sexual abuse of children. As if that was not bad enough, he encouraged them to physically abuse children to produce those pictures.” Detectives investigated Blanchard’s network after Greater Manchester Police found images of child abuse on his computer.
October 20, 2010 Comments Off on Child Abuse, Ritual Abuse and Mind Control Books
Books on ritual abuse
The book, “Trust Yourself” by Alexandria R Wesley, is a powerful story of the author’s childhood written in poetry. Alex was sexually abused and worse throughout her life. The story is well written and tells of her struggle to face her past. The book took 7 years to write. It may be hard to read, but readers will be touched and may learn that they aren’t alone. The book is available on the web at various booksellers. One can also get it in both paperback or as an ebook at Chipmunkapublishing (Sept. 2010) ISBN: 9781849912877
The book “Mind Daddy” by TJ Griffith tells of the little-known phenomenon of childhood mind control from a survivor’s point of view. Her remarkable effort to break free from the overwhelming burden of being totally controlled presents a fresh voice toward understanding and overcoming the ramifications of severe child abuse. Mind Daddy is a deeply moving journey through a woman’s lonely struggle to rise from the abyss of deep despair and loss. Enduring humiliating belittlement and forced into absolute submission by her step-father, she is required to live a dual life: outside in the real world where she must hide what’s going on, and also under the oppressive authority of Mind Daddy, a ruthless disciplinarian inserted into her subconscious mind through torture-based mind control by utilizing techniques involving physical and sexual abuse, starvation, isolation and excruciating pain to control of her every movement. Experiencing unimaginable highs and lows, she ultimately survives by understanding that all things work together for good: her life is meant to teach others to listen, be aware and protect the children.
To order your copy of Mind Daddy ISBN # 1453693742, go to: http://www.amazon.com http://www.BarnesandNoble.com http://www.createspace.com
Contact TJ Griffith by email at: jogri@union`tel.com firstname.lastname@example.org