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PROTECT ALL CHILDREN

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Be The Difference, Protect ALL Children From Child Predators.

End The Silence: a documentary to shine a light on Child Abuse on the eastern shore

SALISBURY, Md  –  It’s an ugly topic that is swept under the rug far too often, child sex abuse.  It’s a taboo subject both nationally and right here on the eastern shore.

Now a documentary, shot on the eastern shore by Urban Vision Works, is telling the stories of several eastern shore women.  Their tragedies, their hardships, and their triumphs.

End The Silence: a documentary

The statistics are shocking.  According to Victims of Crime, a website with national statistics on child abuse, one-in-five girls, and one-in-twenty boys, are victims of sexual abuse.

“These numbers are incorrect, the actual statistics are:  Child rape occurs every two minutes.  1 in 3 girls will be sexually molested before the age 17, and 1 in 6 boys will be sexually molested before the age 17 (1 in 5 in Canada).
A sex offender will molest an average of 120 victims, most of whom do not report it, and 90% of molesters abuse children they know.”
Robert StrongBow

“What we learned and what I personally learned is once you start talking about it, once you actually get somebody not to be hush-hush and quiet and talk about it then you realize they know somebody who knows somebody,” says Oasis, the executive producer of the documentary.

The idea for the documentary was born from Wanda Martin Palmer, the founder of #ProtectOurGirlsCampaign.

Wanda says she and her daughter were victimized by the same person, prompting her to create the campaign, which she now uses to give resources and information to other victims.

“She’s going to make sure that it goes to the highest level as it can possibly go,” says Javenna Smith Myrieckes, director of the film.

End The Silence, which centers around Palmer, brings out a series of emotions, from anger to sadness.

“A couple of the young ladies have such extreme experiences that what makes it difficult for them to go on is that some of the predators and violators are still in their family structure,” said Javenna.  “And then, I start to find out about their victories and their healing, and I actually start to get a little afraid. Because it’s a subject matter that not everyone wants to avoid and ignore.”

The hope is this film will accomplish its two main goals.  To show victims that there are ways to get the help they need, and to begin the conversation, a conversation long overdue.

“It’s not going to be the perfect discussion, it’s uncomfortable.  But it’s necessary,” said Javenna.

End The Silence will premiere at the Black Diamond Lounge in Fruitland on August 24, and again at the Senator Theater in Baltimore on August 30.

You can find out more information at endthesilencedocumentary.com.

Child Predators – The Washington Agenda Pt-2

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It is time for every person to be judged and sentenced equally.

Sewer Rats protecting Sewer Rats

Pretty much ties it all together in a dirty #AntiChild knot.  What is “NOT” surprising is the fact that Dennis Hastert and Jerry Sandusky was big-buddy Child Predators, right along with so many big names like Ed Savitz from PA, philanthropist Samuel Rappaport (Democratic member of the PA House of Representatives), Lawrence Scott Ward (in prison for Child Porn), former DNC Chair, Ed Rendell, and even a Podesta (not surprised, shame on you Hillary AND BILL)….

It’s real easy to see why OUR LAW MAKERS SAID NOTHING as every chance at a normal childhood, along with their rights, was taken from Our Children, while being given to the perverse.  EQUAL JUSTICE????  The “have-nots” draw sentences in the 2 and 3 digit range, while the “SEWER RATS” use their revolving door card.
Robert StrongBow

Victim’s Testimony Reveals Establishment-Connected East Coast Trafficking Network

Child Predators – The Washington Agenda Pt-1

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It is time for every person to be judged and sentenced equally.

Letter: Don’t let Child Abuse go under the radar

Chicago  –  A few pages after yet another story about the latest in the Harvey Weinstein saga, I read a Tribune editorial entitled: “The toughest job in state government,” and came upon a paragraph that reduced me nearly to tears.

It read: “The mother of a 2-year-old toddler from Charleston allegedly left him alone for days in a playpen with two peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwiches and a bottle of vitamin water with a small hole pricked in the top.  He was discovered days later, dead from dehydration and starvation or a combination, according to the medical examiner.”

While the Dec. 19 Tribune editorial focused on the problems within the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, child abuse problems in America are pandemic.

The latest 2015 Child Maltreatment Report from The Children’s Bureau was published in January 2017.  The CB report “shows an increase in child abuse referrals from 3.6 million to 4 million.  The number of children involved subsequently increased to 7.2 million from 6.6 million,” according to the American Society for the Positive Care of Children.  “The report also indicates an increase in child deaths from abuse and neglect to 1,670 in 2015, up from 1,580 in 2014.  Some reports estimate child abuse fatalities at 1,740 or even higher.  The United States has one of the worst records among industrialized nations – losing on average almost five children every day to child abuse and neglect.”

It got me to thinking. Is child abuse getting its proper coverage in the media and attention from officials?  Or is it being shoved aside because it doesn’t wear a celebrity face and status?

I cannot know the trauma caused by sexual harassment.  But I do know it can be survived.  A child’s maltreatment and death, however, cannot.
— Jim Dudas, Naperville 

The Army With No General

Is This Immoral War Unwinnable????

One of our devoted readers sent me a Super Bowl link, and although the question was never verbalized, there is no doubt it was on both our minds:

“HOW MANY WILL BE TRAFFICKED TO SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA????”

The California Endowment
http://www.calendow.org/saving-our-children-the-super-bowls-dirty-secret/
Saving our Children: The Super Bowl’s Dirty Secret

Our Children are in a hopeless war and it is no secret, yet so few seem to care.

The subject matter of the DEMANDING JUSTICE REPORT 2014 was the criminal justice consequences for buyers of sex with children.  The goal of the research is to provide clear, quantifiable, national and regional data on the criminal justice consequences for those who create the demand for sex trafficked minors.

I have posted information from this study in at least six posts, which has empowered many of our readers, although so very many on Google, Facebook, Tumblr, and Twitter was apparently unaffected.

SO, with this in mind, Tomorrow, February 07, 2016, during Super Bowl 50, if you truly care for Our Children of this world, I want you to ask yourself HOW MANY CHILDREN ARE BEING HURT, RAPED, AND ABUSED THIS WEEKEND, and then PLEASE, say a prayer for them.

  • Child rape occurs every two minutes.
  • 1 in 3 girls will be sexually molested before the age 17.
  • 1 in 5 boys will be sexually molested before the age 17.
  • A sex offender will molest an average of 120 victims.
  • Only about 2 percent of all sexual assaults reported to police are unsubstantiated.
  • 10,000,000 Children and young people ages 13 to 24 will contract one (1) or more STI or STD this year alone.
  • I have yet to find a compiled list and number of Children ages 0 to 12 that will be born with, or contract one (1) or more STI or STD.
  • 2,000,000 Runaways yearly.
  • 85% of Runaways are fleeing some form of abuse.
  • 1 out of every 6 Runaways will fall into the hands of Sex Traffickers.
  • 333,340 Runaways will fall into Sex Traffickers hands this year and be raped.
  • Average victims age is 11 to 14
  • Average life span of a victim is 3 to 7 years (found dead from attack, abuse, HIV and other STD’s, malnutrition, overdose or suicide)

Sex Offenders From A Psychological Viewpoint

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Psychologists would have you believe these people molests only 1 Child.

Grand Forks, ND  –  Many cringe at the though of people finding pleasure in child pornography and sexually abusing children.

But there are people who not only work to help sex offenders but like doing it.

Many people question why Dr. Stacey Benson enjoys her job.
Benson said, “My original plan was to work with children and I think that I’m still doing that indirect way by working with offenders.  I’m not putting out the fire. I’m taking away the match.”

Benson has been helping keep kids safe for about 20 years by treating sex offenders.  In that time she’s learned many misconceptions.  She tells us that people re-offend at a lower rate than many think.  Research shows that about 12 percent of sex offenders end up committing another sexual crime.  She also says that a stable life and relationships can help reduce the chance of them re-offending and that being labeled a ‘sex offender’ does not define her patients.  Something that she feels is an issue with the label itself.

Benson said, “It’s a present tense term. It implies that this is who I am now.  And individual can have 15 years since they’ve committed a sexual offense, but we still use the present tense when we refer to them as a sex offender.”

Experts say sex offenders come from all different backgrounds and there is no way to tell if someone will commit a sexual offense.
Benson said, “A lot of the research is suggesting that for individuals who have a primary sexual interest in children, that is real similar to a sexual orientation.”

So instead of changing the person, psychologists like Dr. Benson help them learn how to live without acting on their sexual urges.

Benson said, “For individuals who have a particular interest in children, treatment doesn’t necessarily change that, but it teaches them tools.”

Things like how to identify dangerous situations, recognize risky emotions, and intervention techniques.  And when people follow-up after a year or two of treatment, the part the makes the job worth it is when…

Benson said, “They get it and can look back, stop blaming other people or their childhood or using excuses of drinking and they own it and are able to acknowledge that they made those choices and they never want to make those choices again, and that’s incredibly rewarding.”

Not all sex related crimes are reported.

Experts say if you’re a victim you should never blame yourself or feel ashamed and should contact authorities immediately.