Online, you are guilty even after being proven innocent

Once you’re arrested, your name is tarnished forever.

More and more people are having “Google problems.” They usually look like this:

  1. someone got arrested;
  2. the local newspaper wrote about it;
  3. prosecutors dropped the charges completely;
  4. the person’s record was expunged (in other words, the slate was wiped clean);
  5. the original arrest article, however, is still online.

Now whenever anyone searches that person’s name, the arrest is one of the top Google results even though they’re weren’t guilty.

Google: Your new permanent record

You can imagine the trouble this causes for the individual seeking the article’s takedown: difficulty getting a job, a promotion, or even a date. It seems unfair that even though the judicial system saw fit to remove all traces of the arrest from the person’s record, there’s no corresponding requirement that the local newspaper do the same. What’s the point of expunging a record when anyone with internet access can bring up an old, bogus arrest? Even if a court of law drops the matter, the court of public opinion has condemned that person for life.

The free speech rights of publishers trump those of individuals

In the battle of the newspapers versus the individual’s reputation, the law is on the newspapers’ side. They have a First Amendment right to report true information and are under no legal obligation to remove—“unpublish,” as it’s referred to lately—content, even when significant updates have occurred. In our experience, publishers are generally unwilling to remove articles that were factually accurate when written. Their reasoning ranges from lofty (saying they don’t want to “rewrite the historical record”) to lazy (they have a policy of never changing anything).

Some publications will remove an article, but only if the stars align and several factors exist: the publication doesn’t have a strict policy against unpublishing, we reach an actual human being, we reach an actual human being who’s in a good mood that day, we’re able to provide documentation of the dropped charges or expunged record, and the person to whom we speak decides that the facts of the particular situation warrant removal. It takes hard work, persistence, and luck. Does it happen? Yes, but you can see why it’s pretty rare

Child Predator Sentenced

Alastair Carswell
Alastair Carswell

Child abuse ‘predator’ gets 14 years in jail

A BANGOR man has been jailed for sexually abusing six children over a 17-year period.

Last Friday (28th) Alastair Carswell was sentenced to 14 years for what was described as ‘predator activity’ involving victims aged between seven and 16.

Carswell (48) is originally from Bangor, though court records currently give his address as HMP Maghaberry, and all of his victims were from the North Down area. He was sentenced to seven years in prison followed by seven years on licence for a total of 25 charges, including multiple indecent assaults, that took place between 1995 and 2012.

Friday’s Crown Court sitting in Belfast heard that three of the 48-year-old’s victims had endured long-term effects from ‘sustained periods of abuse’ suffered at Carswell’s hands. Three of the victims were targeted on a single occasion but the others, two boys and a girl, were abused over a prolonged period.

When Carswell was arrested and questioned about the abuse last year he denied his victims’ claims, branding them malicious. But during last week’s court sitting the judge described Carswell as ‘controlling and willing to exercise control over others’ and stated some of the offending had a ‘pre-meditated nature’.

A defense lawyer told the court that Carswell intends to comply with probation after his release from prison, and that the 48 year old wants to try to get back some semblance of his life.

RESPONSIBILITY – Parents Failure

Cheerleader loses spot to Bullys

**** I’d like to make an attempt to wake this world up before I tell  you that we lost another Child.

How many of you know what happened 73 years ago, Dec. 7, 1941????  A BULLY almost knocked our blocks off.  Now use your imagination for a minute: Standing in the Principal’s Office, little Japan says “It’s not my fault, YOU did nothing when little Adolf marched 32,000 soldiers and armed policemen into the Rhineland playground in March 1936…. “.

“If France had then marched into the Rhineland, we would have had to withdraw with our tails between our legs.” – Hitler

It’s no big secret that people are saying that the anti-Bullying programs are not working,  The “War on Drugs” has never worked.  Racism is still alive and well.  WHY????  Because it’s NOT the Children’s fault!!!!  RESPONSIBILITY is the missing attribute in a large percentage of adults since the beginning. I will say no more about Bullying being the fault of adults, there is a little box below to voice your objection, I DARE YOU.

We pick and choose when we will enforce the RULES we have set down.  THIS IS NOT GOOD PARENTING!!!!    We pick and choose when the RACE CARD is played.  GOD fearing citizens saw nothing wrong with forcing Women and Children back across the border, into almost certain Sexual Slavery.  Yet, a MAN and his accomplice ROBBED a store, then assaulted a CIVIL SERVANT in an attempt to take his weapon;  we all know the outcome, but are YOU objective enough to admit that Michael Brown was at fault, Oprah Winfrey is a racist, Al Sharpton is a racist AND incited a riot.  Before 2000, a Child was convicted of murder, despite the tainted jury, despite the fact that a BULLY physically attacked this CHILD multiple times, despite the fact that THIS NOW DEAD BULLY PROVIDED ILLICIT DRUGS TO CHILDREN IN AN ATTEMPT TO SEXUALLY ASSAULT THE FEMALE CHILDREN.  Remember what I said earlier, there is that little comment box right down below, but be warned, I WILL light you up if you say something in a hurtful, uncaring way.

12-year-old boy committed suicide after being bullied for being a cheerleader

ABC News10 reported that Ronin Shimizu, a former 6th grader enrolled at Folsom Middle School, was taken out of the school to be home-schooled after intense harassment from fellow students. According to Ronin’s friends and family, the harassment centered around Ronin being the only boy cheerleader for the Vista Jr. Eagles squad.

“He was bullied very badly,” Folsom student Riley Coleman told News10 as she teared up. “It’s not okay to bully people.”

The night after Ronin had taken his life, many families gathered at the Shimizu home to pay tribute. There were so many people who had showed up to mourn Ronin in the street that cars were unable to pass, said News10.

“So sad to know that people can hurt you that way,” student Allie Flahive said.

“I was devastated when I found out. I started crying,” said Ronin’s friend Grace Velander. “I’ve known him since 6th grade. Me and him had classes all last year together.”

Local parents showed empathy at the Shimizu home, as well as concern for their own children.

“He was just a sweet child. For him to feel that hopeless is heart-breaking,” said parent Cynthia Brown.

Another concerned parent, Stephanie Doherty, said, “I can’t imagine a child taking it to that level. I’ve had a son that’s been bullied. It’s so scary.”

Folsom Middle School Principal John Bliss emailed parents about Ronin’s death:

“Dear Folsom Middle families: I’m writing with a heavy heart today. By now you have heard about the tragic death of one of our former students. Ronin Shimizu briefly attended Folsom Middle last year as a sixth-grader, and this news has deeply saddened many of our students and staff who knew him.”

“Today we have and will continue to provide counseling and support to students and staff who need assistance dealing with their grief. And while do not know all of the circumstances surrounding Ronin’s passing, we will continue our work to maintain a safe, caring and positive school environment free from bullying and harassment.”

“I encourage you to talk to you child about how they are processing this news, what feelings they may be experiencing and if they need any help. In the meantime, please keep this student’s family in your thoughts during this difficult time. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me.”

Thank you,
Principal John Bliss

The school district also released a statement:

“We are shocked and deeply saddened by this unspeakable tragedy, and our hearts go out to Ronin’s family during this difficult time. Many students, teachers and staff who knew Ronin remember him as a positive and outgoing child, and our school communities are truly grieving this loss today. We are moved by the outpouring of support from families and community members asking how they can help.”

Daniel Thigpen, Public Information Officer, Folsom Cordova Unified School District

News10 spoke with Clinical Psychologist Dr. Andrew Mendonsa, who explained that there is an increase in suicides among young people. “Unfortunately, what people don’t realize is that the younger you are, you don’t have a reference point that adults do. ‘Things get better. That’s just a bump in the road. Trust me life will get better.’ We have that as adults. As children, you don’t have that,” said Mendonsa. Mendonsa went on to state that social media has only made matters worse for the latest generation of young people battling against bullying. “Once it gets out there, it can be retweeted, or reblogged, or reposted numerous times, and it’s almost exponential that one person because ten, becomes a hundred, becomes a thousand.”

It’s one of THEM times

Stanton Dreymala
Stanton Dreymala

Notorious Houston serial killer up for parole

A mother and father from Pasadena drove to an office building in Angleton Thursday for a closed-door parole hearing on one of Houston’s most notorious killers.

Their son, a 13 year-old boy named Stanton Dreymala, may not be remembered by many people in the Houston area, but what happened to him is seared in the collective memory of a generation of Houstonians. He was one of at least 28 boys and young men lured to a horrifying death in what became known as the Houston mass murders. “He was just a normal 13 year-old,” said his mother, Elaine Dreymala. “He went to school, he rode his bike, he mowed lawns for his spending money.”

Between 1971 and 1973, a man named Dean Corrl recruited two teenaged accomplices – David Brooks and Elmer Wayne Henley – to entice other youngsters to his homes, where they were drugged, raped and sexually tortured – sometimes for days – before they were murdered. Some of the terrified victims were forced to write notes telling their mothers they were leaving town shortly before they were killed.

The boys’ disappearances were mostly dismissed as cases of runaways until one day in August 1973, when Corrl tried to kill Henley and Henley somehow managed to shoot Corrl dead. Henley and Brooks then led law enforcement authorities on a gruesome search for the buried corpses of their victims. Both of the surviving killers were sentenced to life in prison.

Since then, both of them have occasionally come up for parole. And although there seems little chance either of the notorious serial killers would be freed by a Texas parole board, the hearings tear at the psychological wounds imposed on the victims’ families and friends. “We can’t hardly bear to go through this, since there’s two of them,” said Eliane Dreymala. “That’s about every year and a half for us.”

Henley has attracted more media attention than Brooks since their incarceration. An art gallery in Houston’s Montrose area once hosted an exhibit of his paintings, which he has offered for sale. And a few years ago, he allowed himself to be interviewed and photographed by an author.

But some of the victim’s families believe Brooks is more culpable in the killings than Henley. “Brooks, of course, recruited Henley,” said Andy Kahan, the City of Houston’s crime victim advocate. “And essentially, he marched 28 young boys to their deaths knowing full well the sadistic type of torture they would receive before they were brutally killed.”

The headlines in newspapers saved by the victims’ families have faded, but their determination to keep the killers behind bars has not. Every couple of years, one of the two murderers comes up for parole. And loved ones of the victims mount campaigns to keep them in prison.

The Dreymala’s appearance before a parole board in Angleton Thursday was especially poignant. They are now the last surviving parents to have lost a child in the Houston mass murders. “And when we have to go through it, it brings back all the memories, all the horror,” said Elaine Dreymala, Stanton’s mother. “And it’s just not right. We feel victimized every time we have to do it.”

Of course, nobody’s forcing them to appear before the parole board. But even though a parole for such notorious killers seems unlikely, the Dreymala’s think their appearances are important. “Every time we come up here, we think it’s possible,” James Dreymala said. “Not probable. But we would feel really, really stupid if he was paroled and we weren’t here to fight it.”

That’s why they plan to join other victim rights advocates lobbying Texas legislators for a change in state law that would allow officials to wait five years between parole hearings for killers like Henley and Brooks. Right now, Kahan said, there’s a disparity in the law decreeing that convicts guilty of lesser crimes can wait five years between hearings, but some of the state’s most heinous murderers are eligible every three years.

However often the parole board holds its hearings, the Dreymalas plan to return every time. “There is no earthly reason why they should ever be paroled,” Elaine Dreymala said. “And we’ll fight it as long as we are alive.”

A Must Watch Movie Free This Week

National  Center  for  Missing  and  Exploited Children

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

Through NOT IN MY WORLD!!!!, a brand-new Google+ Page on August 19, 2014, Our Circle began the endeavor of spreading the word of the evil forced on Our Children, called Child Maltreatment.  It is also referred to as Child Abuse, which is any physical, sexual, emotional, psychological, or other act involving a Child with intent to hard the Child.  Child Abuse can take the form of physical abuse, emotional or mental abuse, sexual assault, or neglect.

The first paragraph is, in part, Our first post almost 4 months ago.  We started just like any other parent or interested party, we typed “Child Abuse” in our search engine, and started gathering information.  We got off to a slow start, and that surprised me, so I talked to Our Advisers, which we did everyday, since we were friends.  So I went riding around on my old search engine, and found just what we needed, graphics.  Only a couple of my friends knew a little bit of my background.  From the very first one, I began to see those Children on those graphics more and more.  I don’t mean that I literally ‘saw” anything, but if you imagine how many I’m sure critique the days work while in the grocery line, or driving home.  Most men wouldn’t be caught dead crying, anyway, it got worst.  And now you know why I am flakey about showing up here on any schedule, or even 3 days in a row, because it hasn’t gotten any better,  but it’s MY JOB.

I wasn’t planning on putting that in here, but since several of the writers here on WordPress started actually communicating with me(I haven’t found one that I didn’t like, incidentally), I might as well let them know that he-man “The Tyrant” has been seen with moisture sliding down his cheek(s) in the grocery line.

In our 4th or 5th week, I found NCMEC, and we began drawing some Followers. I owe them anything they want, they are GREAT People, with so may resources. In fact, they take donations, so they are officially Honorary Members of Our Circle, and they do a LOT of good work.  But through National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, I found The Department of Justice and their resources, and The Center for Disease Control.

I found this on NCMEC‘s Facebook Page this morning, so today I am going to attempt to share this Documentary Movie “The Long Night” that is FREE this week.  . This story gives “voice and meaning to the crisis of minors who are forced and coerced into the American #sextrade…  The Long Night is testimony to the lives of those who have lived this crisis.”
Featured by MSNBC Photography, Alexia Foundation and The New York Times – Lens – Photography