A warning on ‘torture report’ release

August 10, 2014 Comments Off on A warning on ‘torture report’ release

A warning on ‘torture report’ release
By Michael Isikoff August 8, 2014 Yahoo News

….The memo, with its stark warnings about potential violence, is the latest development in a struggle  between Feinstein’s committee and the CIA over how many details should be made public about the agency’s use of “enhanced interrogation” — including the near drowning technique known as waterboarding — of top terror suspects. The techniques were authorized by the Bush administration in the aftermath of the 9/11 terror attacks, but were banned by President Obama when he took office .

Intelligence sources familiar with the report say it graphically describes — in some cases, with grisly details — the harsh tactics that agency officers and contractors used for weeks at a time to try to get top suspects like Abu Zubaydah and Khalid Sheikh Mohammed to talk. The report also recounts the death of an Afghan suspect after he was shackled and left half naked in freezing temperatures in an agency interrogation facility known as “the Salt Pit” in 2002.

The committee accuses CIA officials of misrepresenting the program to Congress and the Justice Department, claiming it yielded important intelligence about potential terror plots that were actually learned elsewhere, the sources said. Another charge is that the agency undercounted the number of detainees who were subjected to such harsh methods, asserting in 2006 it was no more than 100, leaving out about 20 others who received similar rough treatment in Afghanistan. Both findings have been sharply challenged by former CIA officials who are planning a lengthy rebuttal when the report is released.

When the intelligence committee approved, on a partisan vote, the report last April, Feinstein said “the results were shocking” and that the report “exposes brutality that stands in stark contrast to our values as a nation.”

“This will be an ugly story when it comes out,” agrees one U.S. intelligence official familiar with the findings of the report…..
http://news.yahoo.com/a-warning-on–torture-report–release-233244652.html

Lostprophets’ Ian Watkins sentenced to 35 years over child sex offences, Is there government cover-up of child genocide and mass graves?

December 19, 2013 Comments Off on Lostprophets’ Ian Watkins sentenced to 35 years over child sex offences, Is there government cover-up of child genocide and mass graves?

Lostprophets’ Ian Watkins sentenced to 35 years over child sex offences 18 December 2013

Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins has been sentenced to 35 years for a string of child sex offences including the attempted rape of a baby.

Watkins, 36, from Pontypridd, pleaded guilty at Cardiff Crown Court last month to 13 child sex offences.

His two co-defendants, who are the mothers of children he abused, were jailed for 14 and 17 years….

IPCC INVESTIGATION

Police watchdog the IPCC is investigating three forces over their handling of allegations made about Ian Watkins between 2008-2012.

South Yorkshire, Bedfordshire and South Wales are being investigated over information received about Watkins prior to his arrest in December 2012.

Three other forces, Essex, West Yorkshire and the Metropolitan Police, also supplied information that they had been given about Watkins for the inquiry but are not currently under investigation.

An officer from South Wales is the focus of the IPCC probe there.

Three reports were made to South Yorkshire between March and May 2012 relating to Watkins.

A member of the public reported an allegation of child abuse against Watkins in October 2012 to Bedfordshire Police.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-25412675

Is there government cover-up of child genocide and mass graves? 

Judy Byington Saratoga Springs Child Abuse Examiner
December 18, 2013

Thirty small skeletons were discovered in an unmarked mass grave-site at the Port Alberni BC United Church of Canada residential school for native children….

The United Church child burial site was accidentally found in September by pipe fitters and two months after a July 17 2013 Brampton Guardian article accused the school of deliberately starving children to death in government experiments. http://www.bramptonguardian.com/news-story/3895705-canada-starved-aboriginal-children-in-name-of-science/

Evidence of US and Canadian church and state’s genocide of children dated to the 1800s and continued through the 1990s. This abuse, rape and murder of “throw-away” children is thought covered up by the Canadian-US governments and military doing mind control experiments in connection with Lutheran, Catholic and United Churches, plus 80 US and Canadian institutions including 44 colleges and universities. The traumatization of children to create “super spies” began at least by 1953 when the CIA imported Nazi specialists from Hitler’s Germany for human experiments in the US and Canada and a mind control program eventually known as MKULTRA. http://ritualabuse.us

The media has remained silent on this child holocaust, though thousands of pieces of evidence used in the 2013 ITCCS international court was documented in Kevin Annett’s “Hidden No Longer: Genocide in Canada, past and present.” http://www.hiddennolonger.com   ….

The problem of child exploitation by church and state appeared extensive, went far beyond the 50,000 missing children and was said to involve international child exploitation rings. Survivors are gathering signatures for a Congressional investigation of the US involvement: http://www.change.org/petitions/us-congress-survivors-request-investigation-cia-mind-control-of-children

The petition and history of the government mind control program can be found at: http://www.ChildAbuseRecovery.com http://www.examiner.com/article/is-there-government-cover-up-of-child-genocide-and-mass-graves

Towards Healing clergy abuse points, CIA torturing children to create spies?

December 12, 2013 Comments Off on Towards Healing clergy abuse points, CIA torturing children to create spies?

Royal Commission told clergy like ‘rabbits in a headlight’ after abuse policy roll-out   By Thomas Oriti  11 Dec 2013

The Catholic Archbishop of Brisbane, Mark Coleridge, says members of the clergy were caught like “rabbits in a headlight” when a pastoral and redress scheme for victims of child sexual abuse was first rolled out.

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse is examining the Towards Healing process established by the Catholic Church in 1996….

Towards Healing key points:

originally set up in 1996 to establish protocols for the church to deal with abuse cases
the policy included the capacity for church authorities to make loans or reimburse an accused perpetrator’s legal expenses
it also established the role of director of professional standards for each State and Territory
following a review in 2009 the church agreed to cooperate with police investigations
the revised and current version of Towards Healing was published in January 2010
2215 complaints have been received under the Towards Healing procedures
over 60 per cent of all these abuse incidents occurred at a school, college, or orphanage
the Christian Brothers received the largest number of complaints, followed by the Marist Brothers, and then the De La Salle brothers.
a total of $43 million has been paid by all church authorities as a result of the complaints
the highest reported reparation amount paid for a Towards Healing complaint was about $850,000
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-12-11/royal-commission-into-child-sex-abuse-continues/5149698

CIA torturing children to create super-spies?
December 11, 2013
Judy Byington Saratoga Springs Child Abuse Examiner

“I’m a survivor of childhood sexual abuse and torture. I was also experimented on and subjected to mind control” says a woman from Jersey City, NJ in a 2013 petition requesting a Congressional investigation:
http://www.change.org/petitions/request-congressional-investigation-cia-mind-control-of-children
http://goo.gl/dmkBf0

Therapist Valerie Wolf stated, “When word got out that I was appearing at this (1995 Congressional) hearing, nearly 40 therapists across the country contacted me to talk about clients who had reported being subjects (as children) in radiation and mind-control experiments. . . electric shock, use of hallucinogens, sensory deprivation, hypnosis, dislocation of limbs and sexual abuse. http://goo.gl/i8uTbG  ….

http://ritualabuse.us

This CIA mind-control program that tortures children into “super spies” began in 1953 with the import of Nazi mind-control specialists through Project Paperclip. The official version is that these torturous experiments on children were shut down in 1964 after survivors won a lawsuit against the CIA and Canadian Government. There were Congressional hearings on the human experiments in 1977 and 1995, but Congress voted not to release their findings, while survivor-witnesses asked for more investigation. The torture of children by government employees appears to continue today as survivors say they and their children are being accessed by the CIA program….

http://extreme-abuse-survey.net

http://www.examiner.com/article/cia-torturing-children-to-create-super-spies

Military, CIA Required Docs to Aid Torture, Rape Laws Offer Little Protection

November 9, 2013 Comments Off on Military, CIA Required Docs to Aid Torture, Rape Laws Offer Little Protection

Military, CIA Required Docs to Aid Torture
Nov 8, 2013  By Chris Kaiser

Since Sept. 11, 2001, military and intelligence health professionals have participated in the abuse and torture of suspected terrorists held in prisons outside the U.S., a comprehensive new report said.

And they did so because the Department of Defense (DoD) and the CIA “required [them] to act contrary to their professional obligations,” according to the report.

Those are two of eight findings included in the 200-page report, “Ethics Abandoned: Medical Professionalism and Detainee Abuse in the War on Terror.” The report is based on 2 years of review of records in the public domain by the 19-member Task Force on Preserving Medical Professionalism in National Security Detention Centers….
http://www.medpagetoday.com/PublicHealthPolicy/Ethics/42810

Medical, Military, and Ethics Experts Say Health Professionals Designed and Participated in Cruel, Inhumane, and Degrading Treatment and Torture of Detainees; Seek Policies To Assure Conformance With Ethical Principles

New York, NY — An independent panel of military, ethics, medical, public health, and legal experts today charged that U.S. military and intelligence agencies directed doctors and psychologists working in U.S. military detention centers to violate standard ethical principles and medical standards to avoid infliction of harm. The Task Force on Preserving Medical Professionalism in National Security Detention Centers (see attached) concludes that since September 11, 2001, the Department of Defense (DoD) and CIA improperly demanded that U.S. military and intelligence agency health professionals collaborate in intelligence gathering and security practices in a way that inflicted severe harm on detainees in U.S. custody.

These practices included “designing, participating in, and enabling torture and cruel, inhumane and degrading treatment” of detainees, according to the report. Although the DoD has taken steps to address some of these practices in recent years, including instituting a committee to review medical ethics concerns at Guantanamo Bay Prison, the Task Force says the changed roles for health professionals and anemic ethical standards adopted within the military remain in place….
http://www.imapny.org/medicine_as_a_profession/interrogationtorture-and-dual-loyalty

Ethics Abandoned: Medical Professionalism and Detainee Abuse in the “War on Terror” A task force report funded
by IMAP/OSF November 2013  Institute on Medicine As A Profession  Columbia University, College of Physicians and surgeons 630 West 168th street P&S Box 11, New York, NY 10032

The 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United states resulted in U.S. government- approved harsh treatment and torture of detainees suspected of having information about terrorism.1 Military and intelligence-agency physicians and other health professionals, particularly psychologists, became involved in the design and administration of that harsh treatment and torture—in clear conflict with established international and national professional principles and laws.2

In 2010, the institute on Medicine as a Profession (IMAP) and the open society Foundations convened the task Force on Preserving Medical Professionalism in national security detention centers (Task Force) to examine what is known about the involvement of health professionals in infliction of torture or cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment of detainees in U.S. custody and how such deviation from professional standards and ethically proper conduct occurred, including actions that were taken by the U.S. department of defense (dod) and the ciA to direct this conduct….

The Task Force has determined that actions taken by the U.S. government immediately following 9/11 included three key elements affecting the role of health professionals in detention centers:

1. The declaration that as part of a “war on terror,” individuals captured and detained in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and elsewhere were “unlawful combatants” who did not qualify as prisoners of war under the Geneva conventions. Additionally, the U.S. department of Justice approved of interrogation methods recognized domestically and internationally as constituting torture or cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment.

2. The DOD and CIA’s development of internal mechanisms to direct the participation of military and intelligence-agency physicians and psychologists in abusive interrogation and breaking of hunger strikes. Although the involvement of health professionals in human rights  violations against detainees progressed differently in the military and the CIA, both facilitated that involvement in similar ways, including undermining health professionals’ allegiances to established principles of professional ethics and conduct through reinterpretation of those principles.

3. The secrecy surrounding detention policies that prevailed until 2004–2005, when leaked documents began to reveal those policies. secrecy allowed the unlawful and unethical interrogation and mistreatment of detainees to proceed unfettered by established ethical principles and standards of conduct as well as societal, professional, and nongovernmental commentary and legal review.
http://www.imapny.org/File%20Library/Documents/IMAP-EthicsTextFinal2.pdf

Rape Laws Offer Little Protection
Nov 8, 2013 By Rita Buckley , Contributing Writer, MedPage Today

Since 2000, the United Nations Security Council has issued nine sexual-violence-related resolutions to seemingly little effect. One in three women worldwide have still been raped or sexually assaulted, and 65 countries report more than 250,000 rapes and attempted rapes to the United Nations each year.

These figures don’t even account for the vast majority of rapes, which go unreported, Akiyode continued. A 2007 government document in England found that between 75% and 95% of rapes will never come to light, and the American Medical Association calls rape the single most under-reported violent crime.

In many nations, rape is rarely reported due to social stigma and cultural norms and traditions, such as ‘honor killings’ of victims, she pointed out. According to the United Nations, 2008 rape figures recorded by police worldwide varied between 0.1 per 100,000 in Egypt to 26.6 per 100,000 in the United States to 91.6 per 100,000 in Lesotho.

In the U.S., one in three American women will be sexually assaulted in their lifetime, Akiyode told MedPage Today, adding that women are 10 times more likely than men to be victims of rape and nine times more likely than non-victims to attempt suicide.

Nor is the situation improving, she said. In Nigeria, only 18% or so of rape victims contact police. Egypt’s interior ministry claim of 20,000 rapes each year (or 0.1 rapes per 100,000 individuals) is belied by conservative estimates of 200,000 annual rapes….
http://www.medpagetoday.com/MeetingCoverage/APHA/42803

BBC radio presenter arrested in sex abuse inquiry, Sex abuse victims coming forward, Is the US torturing children?

November 3, 2013 Comments Off on BBC radio presenter arrested in sex abuse inquiry, Sex abuse victims coming forward, Is the US torturing children?

BBC radio presenter  Paul Gambaccini arrested in sex abuse inquiry  Sat 2 Nov 2013

Veteran BBC broadcaster Paul Gambaccini has been arrested as part of a wider British inquiry set up to examine sexual abuse stemming from claims against late presenter Jimmy Savile.

The US-born radio and TV presenter, 64, confirmed his arrest in a statement but denied the allegations.

He was released on bail following his arrest on Tuesday, which the BBC had previously refused to confirm.

The BBC said the DJ would not be presenting his weekly radio show for “coming weeks”.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-11-02/bbc-dj-paul-gambaccini-arrested-in-sex-abuse-inquiry/5065708

Sex abuse victims coming forward
By Imran Ali
Saturday Nov 2, 2013

Cops report increase in complaints

Fresh allegations and reports of sexual abuse in Northland are flooding police hotlines following recent sex cases.

Police believe successful prosecutions and convictions in high-profile cases are giving victims, and people aware of abuse in the region, confidence to lodge fresh complaints.

The Far North – and Kaitaia in particular – has recently been rocked by a stream of cases of young boys and girls being sexually exploited by family and friends.
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/northern-advocate/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503450&objectid=11150438

Is the US torturing children?
Judy Byington Saratoga Springs Child Abuse Examiner
November 3, 2013

http://www.change.org/petitions/us-congress-survivors-request-investigation-cia-mind-control-of-children

The CIA appears to fund the Canadian torture of children, “From 1946 through 1952 hundreds of Nazi and SS doctors were granted citizenship and immigration to Canada under Project Paperclip stated Kevin Annett, author of “Hidden No Longer.” “They worked at Indian hospitals and other facilities under CIA and military sponsorship, including the Allen Memorial Institute in Montreal. Their research includes trauma-based mind control programs, sterilization techniques and pharmacological drug testing on native children, orphans, and many others. Children, especially if they were Indians, were easy to obtain for these studies, and in some cases, were tortured to death as part of studies by researchers working alongside Nazi and SS doctors.”

Annett’s “Hidden No Longer: Genocide in Canada, Past and Present” is available for free at: http://www.hiddennolonger.com  and http://www.ChildAbuseRecovery.com

Research government mind-control at: http://ritualabuse.us , http://www.itccs.org , http://www.hiddennolonger.com , http://www.ChildAbuseRecovery.com  , http://www.22faces.com , http://kevinannettinternational.blogspot.fr/

http://www.examiner.com/article/is-the-us-torturing-children

Project MKULTRA, The CIA’s Program of Research

August 22, 2013 Comments Off on Project MKULTRA, The CIA’s Program of Research

Project MKULTRA, The CIA’s Program of Research

Project MKULTRA, The CIA’s Program of Research in Behavioral
1977 congressional hearings http://www.nytimes.com/packages/pdf/national/13inmate_ProjectMKULTRA.pdf
http://goo.gl/VN18Sx

1995 U. S. congressional hearing:
MKULTRA Victim Testimony A: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iflBkRlpRy0&feature=related
http://goo.gl/i8uTbG

MKULTRA Victim Testimony B: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXDASDDrDkM
http://goo.gl/tGuKg8

MKULTRA Victim Testimony C:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-ES8Bv0_8w
http://goo.gl/xLm4kf

The Shock Doctrine – by Naomi Klein – Chapter 1 – The Torture Lab – Ewen Cameron, the CIA and the maniacal quest to erase and remake the human mind.
http://books.google.com/books?id=b1uQNYbE8DkC&printsec=frontcover&dq=isbn:0805079831#PPA25,M1
http://goo.gl/k573bL

Nazi’s Were Given ’Safe Haven’ in U.S., Report Says – http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/14/us/14nazis.html
http://goo.gl/aDNfN

An internal history of the United States government’s Nazi-hunting operation provides gripping new evidence about some of the most notorious Nazi cases of the last three decades. The Justice Department kept the 600-page report secret for the last four years, releasing a heavily redacted version last month to a private research group that sued to force its release. A complete version was obtained by The New York Times.
http://documents.nytimes.com/confidential-report-provides-new-evidence-of-notorious-nazi-cases?ref=us#p=1
http://goo.gl/ab6RQ6

The Search for the Manchurian Candidate
The CIA and Mind Control     John Marks
http://www.druglibrary.org/schaffer/lsd/marks.htm
http://goo.gl/jmNl1W

These are documents from the Central Intelligence Agency’s formerly Top Secret MKULTRA program which conducted what CIA Director Allen Dulles characterized as “ultra-sensitive” research in behavioral modification and assassination studies from the 1950s to the 1970s. MKULTRA was revealed during Congressional hearings in the mid-1970s. http://cryptome.org/mkultra-0001.htm
http://goo.gl/VkWbvL

 

CIA Mind-Control Victims Abused After Program Closed?

August 17, 2013 Comments Off on CIA Mind-Control Victims Abused After Program Closed?

CIA Mind-Control Victims Abused After Program Closed?
Judy Byington Saratoga Springs Child Abuse Examiner

August 16, 2013

Since the CIA claims their experiments on humans ended in 1964, why are there ritual abuse survivors born after 1964 who profess they were tortured throughout childhood in government mind-control programs?….

MKULTRA was officially shut down in 1964 after Congress decided to look into the matter. Yet, 317 ritual abuse survivors responding to the 2007 Extreme Abuse Surveys – an estimated at least half of them born after the mind-control program was said to no longer exist – claimed they were child victims of US and Canadian government mind-control experiments. http://extreme-abuse-survey.net/

“Some survivors of government mind-control experiments believe there are still children out there being subjected to the same torture as they endured throughout childhood” stated Judy Byington, CEO of Child Abuse Recovery. http://www.ChildAbuseRecovery.com  ….

Human experimentation also was performed on native Canadian children in provincial hospitals. At least 50,000 of these indigent children are now missing. Kevin Annett of the International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State (ITCCS http://www.itccs.org ) presented his investigation of this Canadian Child Holocaust in “Hidden No Longer,” available for free at: http://www.hiddennolonger.com   ….

The life of a mind-control victim was portrayed in Byington’s book, “Twenty-Two Faces: Inside the Extraordinary Life of Jenny Hill and Her Twenty-Two Multiple Personalities.” Hill discussed her sophisticated brainwashing – including witnessing a child murder – in this YouTube video: http://www.youtube.com/wat?v=F626Lsrdwg4 http://goo.gl/886Gv9  http://www.22faces.com 

Psychotherapist Toos Nijenhuis went public about her ritualized abuse in Holland, Scotland and at a military base in Melbourne Australia in this UTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=PyrPEu7nk1Q   ….

Byington’s CAR ( http://www.ChildAbuseRecovery.com  ) was formed to help survivors of this severe child abuse expose national and international child exploitation networks. An early September New York Press Conference will announce the CAR partnership with Kevin Annett’s ITCCS ( http://www.itccs.org  ) and Neil Brick of Stop Mind Control and Ritual Abuse Today (SMART http://ritualabuse.us  ).

http://www.examiner.com/article/cia-mind-control-victims-abused-after-program-closed#sthash.k6jVReaj.dpuf  

Ariel Castro, Cleveland Kidnappings – History of Abuse, Pentagon estimates 26,000 sexual assaults

May 10, 2013 Comments Off on Ariel Castro, Cleveland Kidnappings – History of Abuse, Pentagon estimates 26,000 sexual assaults

– Hints of a dark side in Cleveland abduction suspect’s life
– In note, Ariel Castro claimed he was sexually abused as a child
– Cleveland kidnapping suspect had history of abuse, former lover said
– Cleveland kidnappings: Suspect Ariel Castro had ‘no flaw,’ neighbor says
– Pentagon estimates 26,000 sexual assaults

Hints of a dark side in Cleveland abduction suspect’s life
By Daniel Trotta CLEVELAND  Wed May 8, 2013

(Reuters) – In hindsight, there were signs of a darker side to Ariel Castro, the Cleveland man suspected of abducting three girls and holding them captive for around a decade.

Divorced years ago and never seen in the company of women, Castro suddenly started showing up in the largely Latino, working-class neighborhood with a 6-year-old girl. It was his girlfriend’s child, he told neighbors.

Castro, 52, was believed to have lived alone, yet on his lunch break would bring home enough bags of fast food and beverages for several people.

He was a school bus driver given mostly “excellent” marks on his performance appraisals, but was repeatedly disciplined, including for one incident when he was accused of calling a young student a “bitch” and leaving the child alone on a bus. These incidents eventually caught up with him, and he was fired last November….

“Ariel was in my garage probably five or six years ago. We were recording a song, an idea we had – a little hard rock with some Latin,” said Joe Popow, 45, a father of six who said he has known the Castro brothers since childhood.

“And – you’re going to laugh – he said he was in the CIA. And I don’t know if he was joking or not, but it’s the way he said it, how serious he said it. I didn’t know what he was capable of. That just put me on defense, and I just started stepping away,” Popow said….
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/08/us-usa-missing-ohio-suspect-idUSBRE94704Z20130508

In note, Ariel Castro claimed he was sexually abused as a child
CBS News  May 9, 2013

A Cleveland man allegedly confessed years ago in writing to taking the three women he’s accused of raping and holding captive and said that he was abused as a child and raped by an uncle, CBS News senior investigative producer Pat Milton reports.

According to a law enforcement source, Ariel Castro apparently contemplated committing suicide in the lengthy, handwritten note discovered in his house from which the women – Amanda Berry, 27, Gina DeJesus, 23, and Michelle Knight, 32 – escaped Monday.

According to the source, Castro wrote about his whole life, saying that he was abused by his parents as a child and that he was raped by an uncle.

Castro also provided details about taking each of his alleged victims, who went missing in their teens and early 20s. The note was discovered by FBI agents searching his house this week.

CBS News correspondent Dean Reynolds reports Castro called himself a “sexual predator” and blamed the women for their own kidnappings, but he asks for whatever money he has to be donated to his victims after his death.

Investigators inferred from the 2004-dated note that Castro was going to commit suicide. He asked in the note that all of his money be provided to each of his victims….
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57583660/in-note-ariel-castro-claimed-he-was-sexually-abused-as-a-child/

Cleveland kidnapping suspect had history of abuse, former lover said
By Alana Semuels and Ari Bloomekatz
May 8, 2013

CLEVELAND — One of the men suspected of imprisoning and abusing three recently freed young women was earlier accused of a series of violent acts against the mother of four of his children and was ordered to complete domestic violence and substance abuse counseling.

Grimilda Figueroa, who in various court documents filed in 2005 said she had four children with Ariel Castro, told authorities that Castro broke her nose twice, knocked out her tooth and threatened to kill her and her daughters several times.

“Ariel Castro and I were never married. During our relationship, he was very abusive,” Figueroa said, according to an affidavit filed in Cuyahoga County in 2005.
http://www.latimes.com/news/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-ohio-women-cleveland-suspect-abuse-20130508,0,5534556.story

Cleveland kidnappings: Suspect Ariel Castro had ‘no flaw,’ neighbor says
By Michael Muskal and Alana Semuels
May 7, 2013
CLEVELAND – Ariel Castro, the former school bus driver who is a suspect in the kidnapping of three women who escaped years of incarceration, was a friendly man who befriended area children and gave no hint of what was happening behind the locked doors of his Seymour Avenue house, his neighbors say.

“If a kid didn’t have a father, they would look up to him. There was no flaw,” said Juan Perez, 27, who lives two doors down from the house from where the three abducted women escaped on Monday. “I guess he had a great mask to cover a monster.”

Castro was known for giving children rides in his four-wheeler. He attended neighborhood parties and would have a beer….

Hector Lugo, 31, who lives on the same street, said he still can’t believe the friendly guy who would give his nieces rides was allegedly the perpetrator behind kidnappings that have baffled this city for a decade.

“He used to drive my nieces on his four-wheeler. That’s what threw me off,” Lugo said. “They always thought of him as a cool person — a cool person to kick it with. He was an outgoing person, he never messed with anyone. He was always cool.”….
http://www.latimes.com/news/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-cleveland-kidnappings-ariel-castro-20130507,0,325028.story

Pentagon estimates 26,000 sexual assaults; Obama vows crackdown
By DAVID S. CLOUD Tribune Washington Bureau  Tuesday, May. 7, 2013

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon estimated that 26,000 members of the military were sexually assaulted in unreported incidents last year – 35 percent more than in 2010 – a severe trend that senior officials warned could threaten recruiting and retention of women in uniform….

police in Arlington, Va., arrested the chief of the Air Force sexual-assault prevention branch for allegedly groping a woman outside a bar near the Pentagon, the latest sexual scandal to hit the headlines. Officials said Lt. Col. Jeffrey Krusinski was removed from his post after the arrest.

….An investigation that began in 2011 at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas has turned up 59 cases of sexual assault of military recruits by drill instructors….
http://www.sacbee.com/2013/05/07/5402972/pentagon-estimates-26000-sexual.html

Harvard And the CIA Continued, Parents Claim School Officials Ignored Sexual Assaults, Psychopaths Are Not Neurally Equipped to Have Concern for Others, Chile arrests 4 accused of burning baby in rite, What Was Left Out? A Critique of “Capturing the Friedmans”

April 26, 2013 Comments Off on Harvard And the CIA Continued, Parents Claim School Officials Ignored Sexual Assaults, Psychopaths Are Not Neurally Equipped to Have Concern for Others, Chile arrests 4 accused of burning baby in rite, What Was Left Out? A Critique of “Capturing the Friedmans”

Harvard And the CIA Continued
NO WRITER ATTRIBUTED
February 11, 1978

ANOTHER FACET OF Harvard’s relationship, past and present, with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) emerged last week as Dr. Martin T. Orne ’48, the director of a Medical School hypnosis research project in the early ’60s, outlined how his group unwittingly received $30,000 from the CIA. Last week’s disclosure of Orne as the “unidentified researcher” mentioned in a University statement on CIA funding of Harvard projects raises several questions, centering not so much on the hypnosis research–which does not seem to be controversial–as on the University’s decision to honor Orne’s request to remain unidentified….

The University’s attitude toward releasing information on CIA-funded projects is particularly distressing in light of the fact that last week’s disclosure of the CIA’s interest in Orne’s work will certainly not be the last word on the agency’s involvement with Harvard. Other researchers with more to hide than Orne may also ask to remain unidentified, but the University should pursue a strict policy of disclosing all information it receives from the CIA. And the first step in accordance with this policy should be the release of documents relating to Harvard’s involvement in the CIA MK-ULTRA projects. Daniel Steiner ’54, general counsel to the University, said in October that he would release these documents. Now that Orne has been identified as one of the researchers who received CIA funds, the University no longer has an argument for withholding the documents.
http://www.thecrimson.com/article/1978/2/11/harvard-and-the-cia-continued-pbabnother/

NewsChannel 5 Investigates:
Parents Claim School Officials Ignored Sexual Assaults
Feb 25, 2013
By Phil Williams
Chief Investigative Reporter

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Two families claim, in a federal lawsuit filed Monday against Robertson County schools, that their young sons were sexually assaulted by other children.

It allegedly happened inside East Robertson Elementary School.
And even more disturbing: they claim school officials failed to stop it, failed to report it, even refused to cooperate with investigators.

NewsChannel 5 Investigates confirmed that those allegations even sparked a criminal investigation into the conduct of school officials.  “My child was bullied sexually, and nobody seemed to want to do anything about it,” one of the mothers, Taryn Spivey, told NewsChannel 5.

Both families say the assaults have left their young children with deep emotional scars…. http://www.newschannel5.com/story/21346334/parents-claim-school-officials-ignored-sexual-assaults

Science News
Psychopaths Are Not Neurally Equipped to Have Concern for Others
Apr. 24, 2013 — Prisoners who are psychopaths lack the basic neurophysiological “hardwiring” that enables them to care for others, according to a new study by neuroscientists at the University of Chicago and the University of New Mexico.

“A marked lack of empathy is a hallmark characteristic of individuals with psychopathy,” said the lead author of the study, Jean Decety, the Irving B. Harris Professor in Psychology and Psychiatry at UChicago. Psychopathy affects approximately 1 percent of the United States general population and 20 percent to 30 percent of the male and female U.S. prison population. Relative to non-psychopathic criminals, psychopaths are responsible for a disproportionate amount of repetitive crime and violence in society.

“This is the first time that neural processes associated with empathic processing have been directly examined in individuals with psychopathy, especially in response to the perception of other people in pain or distress,” he added.

The results of the study, which could help clinical psychologists design better treatment programs for psychopaths, are published in the article, “Brain Responses to Empathy-Eliciting Scenarios Involving Pain in Incarcerated Individuals with Psychopathy,” which appears online April 24 in the journal JAMA Psychiatry….
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130424161108.htm


What Was Left Out? A Critique of “Capturing the Friedmans”

See how Friedman’s own attorney describes the movie as “containing interviews, cut and spliced, and taken out of context.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjYWOZgMbHQ

Chile arrests 4 accused of burning baby in rite
Friday Apr 26, 2013  The Associated Press

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chilean police on Thursday arrested four people accused of burning a baby alive in a ritual because the leader of the sect believed that the end of the world was near and that the child was the antichrist.

The 3-day-old baby was taken to a hill in the town of Colliguay near the Chilean port of Valparaiso on Nov. 21 and was thrown into a bonfire. The baby’s mother, 25-year-old Natalia Guerra, had allegedly approved the sacrifice and was among those arrested….

Authorities said the 12-member sect was formed in 2005 and was led by Ramon Gustavo Castillo Gaete, 36, who remains at large.

“Everyone in this sect was a professional,” Ampuero said. “We have someone who was a veterinarian and who worked as a flight attendant, we have a filmmaker, a draftsman. Everyone has a university degree. ”
http://www.newsdaily.com/article/cf74951b8bdfc85119511920e74dde31/chile-arrests-4-accused-of-burning-baby-in-rite

CIA Accused of Coverup in Military Scientist’s 1953 Fatal Fall, Bipartisan Legislation to Help Train Child Protection Professionals to Detect and Prevent Child Abuse

December 6, 2012 Comments Off on CIA Accused of Coverup in Military Scientist’s 1953 Fatal Fall, Bipartisan Legislation to Help Train Child Protection Professionals to Detect and Prevent Child Abuse

CIA Accused of Coverup in Military Scientist’s 1953 Fatal Fall
By Tom Schoenberg Bloomberg News
Thursday, November 29, 2012

CIA employees murdered military scientist Frank Olson in 1953 after he raised concerns about testing chemical and biological weapons on human subjects without their consent, according to a lawsuit brought by his two sons.

Eric and Nils Olson, in a complaint filed Wednesday against the United States in Washington, said the agency has covered up the cause of their father’s death for 59 years. Frank Olson, who the CIA admitted was given LSD a few days before his death, didn’t jump from a 13th-floor window of the Statler Hotel in New York City, but rather was pushed, they claim.

Assassination manual

“The circumstances surrounding the death mirrored those detailed in an assassination manual that, upon information and belief, the CIA had drafted that same year,” Scott Gilbert, a lawyer for the Olsons, wrote in the complaint.

Olson’s family has tried to piece together how Frank Olson died and the circumstances surrounding his death ever since a 1975 government report on CIA activities in the U.S. said that he committed suicide after being given LSD without his knowledge.

The family’s lawsuit includes one claim of negligent supervision by the agency and requests that damages be decided at trial.

CIA spokesman Preston Golson said in an emailed statement that the agency doesn’t comment on pending court cases. He said that the agency’s covert behavioral research program known as MK-ULTRA was investigated in 1975 by the Rockefeller Commission and the Church Committee, and in 1977 by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and the Senate Subcommittee on Health and Scientific Research.

“Without commenting on this specific legal matter, CIA activities related to MK-ULTRA have been thoroughly investigated over the years, and the agency cooperated with each of those investigations,” Golson said. “In addition, tens of thousands of pages related to the program have been declassified and released to the public.”

Olson’s sons said in the suit they have asked repeatedly “to be told the truth” about their father’s death and “each time, the government has responded with falsehoods.”….
http://www.concordmonitor.com/home/3066923-95/olson-cia-agency-according

Klobuchar, Franken, Walz, McCollum Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Help Train Child Protection Professionals to Detect and Prevent Child Abuse

An estimated 695,000 children were victims of child abuse in 2010, and yet studies indicate that many child protection professionals such as teachers, doctors, and prosecutors are not adequately trained to identify and respond to abuse
Tuesday, December 4, 2012

U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken and Representatives Tim Walz and Betty McCollum today introduced bipartisan legislation to help train child protection professionals to detect and prevent child abuse. The bill would create regional training centers – including the National Child Protection Training Center in Winona, MN – that would create new curricula for undergraduates and graduates in fields where they will most likely be involved in identifying and reporting cases of abuse. The legislation also increases coordination between federal, state and local officials in creating best practices for the training of child protection professionals. Senator Klobuchar authored the legislation in the Senate and Representative Walz introduced companion legislation in the House of Representatives….

According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, an estimated 695,000 children were victims of child abuse in 2010. Yet studies indicate that those in the best position to identify and respond to child abuse – such as teachers, doctors, and prosecutors – are often not adequately trained to do so. For example, a 2001 survey of teachers found that 74% received minimal training on child abuse while earning their degrees and 58% had minimal training on the job….
http://www.franken.senate.gov/?p=press_release&id=2240

Where Am I?

You are currently browsing entries tagged with CIA at Eassurvey's Weblog.