SD Headline BS Coverup for Dereliction of duty and Theft

“Abuse and Neglect cases — especially those resulting in death — are often not disclosed as required by law.”

“And when your data is flawed, every other part of your system is going to be flawed.”

South Dakota Representatives did the very same as GA, AZ, TX, NM, PA, AL, IL, MD, and probably every other one of them;  as far as what WE THE CITIZENS OF THESE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA wanted and expected, they did NOTHING!!!!

At the very least this is THEFT OF SERVICES, and every time a child is sexually molested, when they have their day in court, every official who is responsible for this type of CRONYISM COVER-UPS should be held as part of the reason, right along with the molester since they, in effect facilitated said attack through INACTION.

South Dakota – did nothing constructive, and removed Jolene’s Law Task Force.  SD has a serious problem and they are desperately trying to cover it up, but in doing so they have made themselves party to collusion.

Georgia – did nothing constructive, and in fact, in stripping the recent bill to the bare bones, proved beyond a shadow of doubt that Our Children mean nothing.  At the end of the day, this bunch of CORRUPT CRONIES chose to protect their GOOD OLD BOY FRIENDS, instead of doing their part at making this world a much better place for Our Children.  C-O-L-L-U-S-I-O-N

Arizona – 385 kids removed from homes in ignored CPS cases.  State law requires that reports phoned into a child abuse hotline be investigated. Yet beginning in November 2009, some cases were closed before being sent to a field office for investigation by a team of specialists trying to clear a backlog, Graves said. The practice was suspended, briefly renewed the next year, and suspended again. However, beginning about 20 months ago, a new team designed to help the agency overcome an ongoing backlog revived the practice. More than 5,000 of the 6,000 cases that were not investigated happened since that time.

Texas – 11-24-2014 – Whistle-blower lawsuit claims child abuse investigations are tainted in Texas.
01-10-2015 – Faulty Reporting, Tainted Numbers
Texas didn’t report hundreds of child abuse, neglect deaths.

Pennsylvania – 03-02-2015 – Pennsylvania School District failed to report Teacher Molesting 8-yr-old

Alabama11-01-2014Alabama Child Incest Sex Ring.  AL ranks among the highest in Child Sexual Slavery.

Illinois – 10-24-2014Child Abuse and Neglect Deaths Hit 30 Year High Last Year in Illinois.

I had intended to have this posted early this morning, but Raashanai and Scotty came to visit.  It seems as though  I had forgotten 1 very important thing about each of them, and that was the states they had once lived, and died in….

Raashanai and Scotty are never far away

When Raashanai and Scotty are with me, I work late into the night.  I never know when they leave, all i know is the creak in my neck, from sleeping with notebook still on my lap, while my head lies at some odd angle over the headboard.

When they come to visit at night, and crawl up close, so we can quietly talk, or me simply to calm their fears;  it never fails to wake the others, when I awaken in tears.

They have both been near, since the start of this site.  Raashanai was 11-years-old, I think, and Scotty was 3-years-old.  Both were killed by physical abuse, and both had 1 parent and a significant other.

I want to tell you before I leave them, if only for a short time, I haven’t looked at a note, nor any thing with their names written, for many months.  I can describe these 2 precious children, for I’ve wished a thousand times they had been mine.  I can’t imagine why this had to happen; a child can’t know or really understand, all they can do is feel the pain and hurt, and wonder what they have done wrong this time.

SD CA Law Approved, 10-2 Against Jolene’s Law

Hello!?!?….  Can you hear????  That’s Our Children, and NO ONE is answering their desperate, but almost unheard cry for help.  One reason you can barely hear it is because it has gone unanswered for nearly 7,000 years; the main reason it is so quiet is because danger is so near.

I hope you will read this very closely, for only then will you begin to see the truth of what is all around you.  You will see and begin to realize that a very large percentage of Our elected Representatives could care less what YOU AND I think or feel.  They KNOW that only a small percentage of people like us care enough about anyone other than themselves, to even bother to read articles like this.

HELLO!!!!

Child abuse law changes approved, continued study defeated
10-2 against a proposal to allow the Jolene’s Law Task Force to continue

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A state House committee has approved a measure aimed at making child sexual abuse reporting clearer but has defeated a plan to authorize more time to study how to address the issue in South Dakota.

The House State Affairs Committee voted unanimously on Wednesday to approve a plan that would require a mandatory reporter who first hears a child’s account of abuse to be available when it’s reported.

But the panel voted 10-2 against a proposal to allow the Jolene’s Law Task Force to continue working this year. The panel is named after Jolene Loetscher, of Sioux Falls, who was a victim of sexual abuse as a teenager and has talked publicly about her story.

Loetscher says the vote is heartbreaking because there’s “so much more we need to do.”

Largest Ever Child Abuse Images Bust

Police may charge data centre in largest ever child abuse images bust

Canadian police have seized over 1.2 petabytes of data from the dark net – more than four times the amount of data in the US Library of Co​ngress – in what could be the largest child abuse image investigation ever.

In what would be a game-changing shift in prosecutorial tactics, police are considering going beyond the traditional method of prosecuting individuals and will potentially also press charges against the owner of the drives that hold that material – most likely, an Ontario data centre that houses the abusive images.

As Motherboard reports, police developed in-house password cracking software that’s slowly churning through the massive information trove.

Up to 7500 people – the number of unique IP addresses associated with the data seized – from nearly 100 countries could be implicated.

Scott Tod, Deputy Commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), spoke to Motherboard in late February following an address to a crowd of defence specialists.

Here’s what he had to say about the data centre, which investigators have refrained from naming:

  • What we are alleging is occurring is that there are individuals and organizations that are profiting from the storage and the exchange of child sexual exploitation material.

They store it and they provide a secure website that you can log into, much like people do with illegal online gaming sites.
Tamir Israel, a staff lawyer at the Canadian Internet Policy & Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC), said that charges against the data centre will likely depend on whether employees were aware of the activity taking place on the file-sharing service the data centre hosts.

Such awareness isn’t the norm, he said:

  • There’s no proactive obligation to investigate what happens on your service. If you do become aware that something is there, there’s a reporting obligation.

But usually data centers aren’t actively looking through their stuff, so it’s reasonable to say that they wouldn’t have come across that.

Hanni Fakhoury, senior staff attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, told Motherboard that going after a web hosting server is a novel approach:

  • What I’ve traditionally seen is very targeted investigations. Agents will go undercover on some peer-to-peer site and see files that are available for sharing, and they’ll engage a person and trade photos with them. Or they’ll see that the person is sharing child pornography files and take investigative steps to uncover that specific individual and arrest them. That’s very common, that’s bread and butter how these sorts of cases are done.

What is new is this approach that says, you know what, there’s a web hosting server out there that hosts a lot of child porn. It also hosts other stuff that we’re not interested in, but it hosts a lot of child porn, so we’re going to take down that whole host.

Police have developed password-cracking software that can cycle through 500,000 possibilities per second in order to sift through the seized data, which contains approximately 1.5 million compressed, password-protected RAR files, stored and analysed on the additional hardware they’ve had to purchase for the job.

Out of the 7500 IP addresses police have identified, 2200 of the users are in the US, 843 are in Germany, 534 are in Japan, 457 are in Russia, 394 in Canada, 380 in the UK and 374 in France.

Until all the files have been password-cracked, however, there’s no saying how many of those files actually contain child porn. In fact, it’s probably a mash-up of abusive images and more innocent material.

From Tod:

  • We’re not making any assumptions of how many are actually criminally guilty at this time, or criminally responsible. But we’re certainly a size of information that’s being traded that we know is illegal material of volumes that we’ve never seen before.

This is the first investigation of this scale, to my knowledge—in North America, if not worldwide.

PA Advocates for CSA victims push for longer Justice window

Child Sexual Abuse
Pennsylvania State Rep. Mark Rozzi, D-Berks, sponser of the Bill

Advocates for child sexual abuse victims push for longer window to seek justice.

Pennsylvania lawmakers spent a lot of time and effort in the last legislative session working to prevent future cases like the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal at Penn State.

In many ways, the state is still adjusting to those changes.

But advocates rallied at the Capitol Monday for one more change they say is needed to deliver justice to those who’ve already been abused: extending the time frames that former victims have to seek civil damages against their abusers.

Current state law bars a victim of childhood sexual abuse from bringing a civil case against a perpetrator after the victim turns 30.

It’s not long enough, advocates say, for many childhood victims to come to terms with what happened to them. As a result, it has the effect of sheltering too many perpetrators from accountability for their actions.

“It’s high time that we accept that delayed reporting (of sexual abuse by victims) is the norm,” said Kristen Houser, vice president of the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape.

“We have recently seen glaring examples of this in the Boy Scouts, in religious institutions, in schools and most recently with the allegations against Bill Cosby. It’s time for us to stop asking why… and finally change our laws so they are based in reality.”

Bills offered by Rep. Mark Rozzi,, D-Berks County, and Sen. Rob Teplitz, D-Dauphin County, would raise the statute of limitations on civil action to age 50 for cases arising from incidents of childhood sexual abuse.

They would also remove immunity from the state, local government or private employers in the event of a finding of gross negligence by supervisors in a case of child sexual abuse by one of their employees or agents.

The age 50 benchmark would place potential civil cases on the same deadline as criminal cases.

That’s especially, important, some supporters said, since victims don’t get to make the final call as to whether criminal cases are pursued.

“We all have to be able to work through this on our own time,” noted Matt Sandusky, who went public in 2012 with allegations that he’d been abused for years by the man who would eventually become his adoptive father, Jerry Sandusky.

The statute of limitations would ordinarily have barred him from seeking damages, because Matt was 33 years old at the time.

He benefitted from the contrition of Penn State, which has bent over backwards to try to treat Jerry Sandusky’s victims fairly, and received a monetary settlement in late 2013.

Others, Matt Sandusky noted, aren’t as fortunate as he was.
“If the statute of limitations laws stay as they are… some people are no longer allowed to seek justice, just because they’ve reached that arbitrary number,” he said.

Matt Sandusky was scheduled to appear in person at Monday’s rally, but missed it due to a minor illness. He later spoke by telephone with PennLive.com.

State Rep. Louis Williams Bishop, D-Philadelphia, touted an alternative measure on the same subject Monday. Bishop’s bill would eliminate all statute of limitations restrictions, civil or criminal, on childhood sexual abuse.

Taking that step, said Bishop, will send a strong message to perpetrators that in Pennsylvania, “You can run but you can’t hide… You will have to face your day in court.”

The statute of limitations changes have been opposed in the past by the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference – the public advocacy arm of the Roman Catholic Church – and liability insurers.

Both groups would presumably be placed at greater economic risk if the changes were passed, but they also contend that the justice issue applies to them, too.

Catholic Conference spokesman Amy Hill noted that as evidence gets lost, memories fade and witnesses move away or die, it becomes “impossible for any organization that cares for children to defend themselves in court years later.”

Hill also pointed to the 2012 report by a special legislative task force on child protection issues that found Pennsylvania is already “one of the most generous states in terms of the length” of the tail for childhood sexual abuse.

None of the statute of limitations bills were considered in the 2013-14 legislative session – even as nearly two dozen other child protections bill were enacted – but Rossi, Teplitz and Bishop said they don’t intend to let the issue rest.

“Pedophiles don’t retire and our law should not protect their heinous acts,” Rossi said.