Tony Abbott “Australia feels a strong bond with Ukraine arising from the MH17atrocity & I thank @poroshenko for his support “
7:57 PM – 10 Dec 2014.
On May 2nd, 2014, an anti-Kiev junta protest camp was over-run in the South Eastern Ukraine city of Odessa and the unarmed protesters there were chased into a nearby Trade Union Building that was then set on fire by Ukraine nationalists, who were allegedly part of the Right Sector militia, By the time the fires were extinguished and the smoke had cleared at least 48 of the protesting civilians were dead.
[eng subs] Interview with Odessa massacre survivor, recently released from UA prison
The Police chose not to intervene. The Fire department were apparently prevented from attending.
Little more than two months after coming to power in the State Department ordered coup of late February, 2014, the Kiev junta really began to show how dark some of their methods and associates truly were on that day..
This was not the hard-working government of committed “reformist” civil servants that liars such as George Soros and Bernard Henri Levy still try to portray. The Right sector are really quite a dark and extreme group and they were key stakeholders along with the far right Svoboda party, in the new government due to their prominent role in the coup..
The Massacre was Police Supervised.
The massacre is blamed on the Right Sector group. But it is clear from the testimony of eyewitnesses that the police supervised and allowed the killings to happen. The police were complicit, the West has tried to characterise the deaths as the results of “clashes”.
The people there were severely outnumbered and defenseless.The Ukraine government lied and stated they were Russians, as if that would somehow make the violent death of a pregnant woman okay!
The victims were not in fact Russian they were Ukrainians murdered for opposing the new “Freedom state” imposed on Ukraine by the West in the violent overthrow of the democratically elected Ukraine President last February on the instructions of the US State department.
The murders had of course begun even prior to the gaining of power, the pro-Western “freedom heroes” cleverly murdered enough Maidan protesters to destroy the Ukraine government and ascend to power..
The Odessa massacre was an immense tragedy and a crime against humanity, and the day the supposedly “free’ and “Liberal” new Ukraine government began to reveal itself in all it’s horror. The deceptions and trickery of the Maidan were abandoned and instead there is raw violence bordering on savagery here. It is out in the open.
One year after the Odessa tragedy there have been no prosecutions of those responsible, nor any sign that prosecutions will ever take place under this Ukraine government. This fact alone indicates that the Western support for the current Ukraine government has nothing to do with democracy, human rights or any of the other fine concepts indicated in the propaganda produced by the likes of George Soros and Bernard Henri Levy..
The Western Media will tell any lie and cover up any crime.
The severe lack of interest in this event from the Western media is very, very telling and a reminder that all of their professed concerns for human rights are completely phony and come along only whenever there is a need to have the chaps blow up and destroy another nation. It is naked propaganda, always.
As soon as the nation is destroyed those civilians depart forever for the scrap-heap of history never to be mentioned again. Ever.
The Odessa Massacre – What REALLY Happened
Odessa beginning pravy sektor flags inside
Одесса дом профсоюзов ПОЛНОЕ ВИДЕО
Odessa Pravy Sektor shooting victims
pravy sektor beating victims jumping from windows
Очевидец Одесса 02 05 2014 Odessa Ukraine eyewitness of the slaughter
Murder in Odessa and a pregnant woman also
Pregnant woman killed in Odessa, Ukraine, on 02 May, 2014
Odessa Massacre: 1 year on, 48 victims still get no justice
This video examines some of the provocateurs involved on the day.
(with many thanks to Evelyn for providing the main insight upon which this piece is founded.)
The Hampstead Judgement Contains Proven Falsehoods and Cannot Therefore be Valid.
As seasoned cover up merchants have long known, the best way to conduct a cover up is to get on the front foot, seize the initiative and present an essentially inverted narrative, where the perpetrators are the victims and the victims are perpetrators. As the Americans might put it, the best form of defense is offense. And so it was that Justice Pauffley announced grandly and unequivocally on the first page of her Judgement that:
“I am able to state with complete conviction that none of the allegations are true. I am entirely certain that everything Ms Draper, her partner Abraham Christie and the children said about those matters was fabricated. The claims are baseless. Those who have sought to perpetuate them are evil and / or foolish “ Justice Pauffley, Hampstead Judgement Page One.
These sentences quite simply cannot possibly be true.
A Profound and Simple Problem:
The Judgement is Not Factually Correct and Should Be Considered Invalid on this Basis.
The Judgement is not factually accurate. It makes claims that are provably false and must therefore surely be perceived to be entirely invalid because the foundational assumptions that underlie Justice Pauffley’s interpretation of events are not factual in basis and this can be simply and quickly proven.
The Factual Error that Proves the Judgement is Without Validity.
On page 21 of the Judgement, in reference to the police interviews Justice Pauffley writes that
” Fact No. “142. “As emerges from the interviews themselves, both P and Q did indeed withdraw their claims, all of them.”
The Justice states this without equivocation, yet when the recording of the police interviews are re-examined it emerges that Witness G in fact never did retract his claim to have been sexually abused in the disabled toilet of a local swimming pool. Please note that the Judgement is very specific and definitive, “withdraw their claims, all of them.”
The record of the police interview actually indicates that contrary to the Judgement’s claims, witness G never did retract his claim relating to the sexual abuse at the swimming pool. It did not happen, so the claim that the judgement makes and one of it’s underlying foundations is factually incorrect.
The exchange from the September 17th Police interview The context.
This is at the 9 minute 38 second mark of the September 17th interview of the male complainant/victim. Several retractions, important retractions have already been extracted from the child,
It is both a reasonable and inescapable conclusion that the police officer was “tasked” by persons unknown to deliver the retraction, due to the officer’s behaviour in the interview.
Regardless of those unproven allegations, if we imagine for the sake of argument that the Officer was tasked with extracting retractions, the Interviewing Officer would have felt that he had already succeeded at this point, because the witnesses were no longer going to be of any use in a courtroom. The witness has been discredited, because he has told two contradictory accounts of the same event on the record. So a retraction of the swimming pool allegations did not apparently assume the same priority as the achievement of the previously bullied retractions.
This is the final interview in a series that spanned over two hours of interviews with the male witness.
This portion and the fact that the subject was simply dropped apropos of nothing and never again raised, prove that the “Swimming pool “claims were never retracted. The clock shows 11.18 at the time this exchange begins. The Swimming Poll Affirmations.
Interviewing Officer”Tell me about the swimming pool, you told me lots of people in this disabled toilet ? (sexually abused you-unstated)”
Male witness starts nodding his head as the policeman is speaking despite the officers subtly mocking tone. He nods repeatedly. “Yeah Yeah Yeah” he says nodding vigorously and stammering “Yeah that that that..”before plainly stating “That’s true.” remember he is in”retraction mode” he has made several retractions so he is clearly not under the spell of the mother’s partner yet he is absolutely unequivocal.
“That’s true” Nodding vigorously repeatedly. Repeats it, “That is true yeah.”
I make it at five affirmations right there between the stammered yeahs and the “That’s true” repeated twice unequivocally, while nodding.
So the Officer, in line with his tactics throughout the interview of September 17th, tried to talk the victim out of the allegation for whatever reason, stating incredulously
”Even though you said you was (sic) only four and hadn’t been to that school (as a student-unstated)?”
“No” indicating his disagreement with the officer’s assertion, he is not saying it did not happen, this is another affirmation as the boy’s words indicate.
“No, they had like…they were friends”
It is a bit garbled, “Teacher I knew a (name garbled and excised) from my sister. Who was in the school when I was four years old.”
Meaning he was not there with the school but with his friends, including his older sister who it seems was at the school. He is clearly affirming the veracity of the claim even in “retraction mode”.
“Interviewing Officer. ”So alright what we’ll try and do is sort out what’s true and what’s not”
At which point the subject is simply dropped.
Six Affirmations and A Lone Victory for Witness G Over His Bullying Interviewer.
At this point, the child achieves a lone victory in this interview, he actually wins the argument, he has the final say, the Interviewing Officer is defeated and so returns simply to the safe ground of the previous retractions. The topic is dropped at this point, and never raised again. The claim was quite simply never retracted and there is no possible valid reason for the police officer completely dropping the subject upon his failure to elicit the quick retraction he was transparently seeking and for which there can not possibly be an innocent or honourable explanation. It is really that simple.
The Repeated Mantra of Intimidation.
Prior to the witness breaking and offering a non-specific blanket retraction. The Interviewing Officer repeated his mantra of intimidation.
“Look if you haven’t been telling the truth, if you have been telling lies, it is ok, everything will be all right as long as you just tell the truth now ok?”
The implication of this is unmissable. The message is quite simply, “change your story now or you are in big trouble.”So the child on numerous occasions accedes to the intimidation as is completely natural given the maturity and power difference between the protaganists. It is worth mentioning that the children had been living in Foster care for six days at this point, there was an intense vulnerability, the father was still allowed Skype contact which given the gravity of the allegations certainly seems extraordinary,
Blanket Retraction Coerced and Therefore Legally Worthless.
Although Witness G did allow himself to be bullied into a semi blanket retraction, “None of it was true.” after repeated bouts of obvious and inexplicable intimidation from the previously empathetic Interviewing Officer. The context in which the blanket retraction was made combined with the bizarre manner in which the Interviewing Officer simply dropped the subject of the “Swimming pool” sexual abuse entirely when he was unable to bully and coerce a retraction from Witness G (and it never resurfaced in the witness G interview, his final police interview) mean that the blanket retraction is meaningless. It was extracted through unethical and transparent intimidation and can be safely and completely discounted on that basis.
The only rational conclusion that can be drawn from this pattern of behaviour is that “person’s unknown” tasked the Interviewing Officer to achieve retractions from the witnesses. Nothing else can possibly account for the complete lack of interest in the “swimming pool” allegations once the quick and easy retraction. was not forthcoming from Witness G.
Anatomy of A Transparent Cover Up.
Attack a Straw Man-Justice Pauffley’s Transparent Tactic.
This is a classic obfuscation tactic. Problems with your story?
Mask all the evidence behind the “helpful parts” of the story you are promoting.
Speak Only the “Good Parts” of the Narrative and obscure the truth with sustained misdirection.
In order to avoid addressing or investigating the actual credible and professionally confirmed child abuse claims, and the police cover up that the Judgement is intended to augment and complete, the Justice chooses to place at the core of the narrative the more indiscreet aspects of the Internet coverage of this case and the unintended victims of that indiscretion replace the actual child abuse victims as the victims in the Justice’s utterly flawed and almost completely fictitious Judgement. A strange mixture of psychosis and naked cynicism.
The One Strong Part of the Establishment Narrative
The Justice chose well in the sense that the indiscretion of certain information released and the small number of unfortunate consequences of these indiscretions are actually the only parts of her judgement that bear even a passing resemblance to reality. So the “strong”; part of the Establishment narrative is deployed in order to mask the real story with an unfortunate sideshow that quite simply has no bearing on the veracity of the claims of abuse one way or the other.
This is an elementary fact that utterly eludes the apparently “beyond’ mediocre Judge in her pursuit of obfuscation, any obfuscation no matter how infantile. At the same time the actual sexual abuse claims and the multiple strands of evidence that support them are only even mentioned as an afterthought, whereupon they are subjected to an intense, inexplicable and completely irrational attack. The unavoidable conclusion that at the very least without doubt these children were interfered with in a disgusting manner and no-one has been prosecuted for it is simply not addressed.
The broad entirety of the claims are perhaps beyond my ken but the Medical Reports were unequivocal, there can be no other reading no matter how hard or how desperately Justice Pauffley grasps for one. It thus becomes clear that the Pauffley Judgement was just the Crowning touch to another rather typical and despicable British Establishment cover up. No-one should be surprised as the cover ups number in the dozens and continue in the present day, not just in this story but many others.
History Will Condemn the Purveyors of Brazen Injustice.
There is literally no doubt in my mind that in time the completely fallacious nature of Justice Pauffley’s Judgement will be thoroughly exposed and she will be subjected to the ignominy of history’s assessment if nothing else.
The Judge brazenly tries to obfuscate the truth by concentrating on certain outlandish sounding claims and the indiscreet nature of some of the information released, in order to avoid investigating what is truly at the core of this story which is the children’s allegations, the police investigation and the results of the Medical examinations.. A Completely One Sided and Dishonest Account.
The specific claims the children made are never addressed in their own right in the Judgement, all evidence that indicates that sexual abuse has taken place is simply dismissed. On the other hand, all information that leans the other way is eagerly embraced even if the claims were made simultaneously by the same witness. You can’t do that and expect to be viewed as an honest or impartial adjudicator. Very simple.
All in all this is a ridiculous judgement full of claims that are beneath contempt and which the adjectives despicable and worthless do not even begin to describe. The Judge chose to attempt to defame any and all who had the temerity to notice the fact that the claims had veracity claiming without one scintilla of evidence these people had some kind of prurient interest, a claim for which the learned Justice did not see fit to provide any evidence to support! I found it particularly amusing because it was the police interview and the Medical reports that made me realise that “hang on, there is a cover up taking place here.” and neither the police interviews nor the Medical reports could ever conceivably be of prurient interest to anyone. Not even in the depraved parallel universe Justice Pauffley apparently inhabits
Cover Ups Are Rather Obvious and Easy to Spot.
Cover ups, logically only occur when there is a core of truth to the allegations being covered up.
Allegations without foundation do not by definition require a cover up, only the true allegations require that so there is no other rational interpretation, based on the content of the September 17th Police interview with the male child that this is a cover up.
The Original Medical Reports, upon which Justice Pauffley launches a sustained and fallacious attack, for no known reason all speak to the same horrific truth. Many of the claims must have been true. Because nothing else can rationally explain either the nature of that September 17th interview, during which the witness is openly hounded into retractions, on one occasion having made seven successive affirmations of the claim, nor the wounds and symptoms found by Dr. Hodes during her two Medical examinations, nor this appalling Judgement..Justice Pauffley’s openly biased and fallacious Judgement is grounded in basic and key errors of fact. The Judgement will not stand the test of time because it’s aims were neither in intent or outcome the dissemination of truth, quite the opposite.
The core underlying assumptions Justice Pauffley brought to the case were based upon falsehoods. The Justice has clearly not achieved an adequate grasp of the case upon which to base her claims among which nclude the unmistakeable untruth at Fact No. 142 that ” “As emerges from the interviews themselves, both P and Q did indeed withdraw their claims, all of them.” as proven by the partial transcript provided earlier.. The Interview continues for approximately another ten minutes, there was ample opportunity, but the Interviewing Officer chose never to raise the claims again. They were never retracted.
A Credible Legal Definition of Error and the Possible Consequences.
“The nature of the error dictates the availability of a legal remedy. Generally speaking, mistaken or erroneous application of law will void or reverse a judgment in the matter. Conversely, errors or mistakes in facts, upon which a judge or jury relied in rendering a judgment or verdict, may or may not warrant reversal, depending upon other factors involved in the error. However, appellate decisions make a distinction—not so much between fact and law, but rather, between harmless error and reversible error—in deciding whether to let stand or vitiate a judgment or verdict.”
Despite the grandiloquent title, a High Court Justice such as Dame Pauffley is actually at the third tier of the English Judiciary. According to Wikipedia “A Justice of the High Court, commonly known as a ‘High Court judge’, is a judge of the High Court of Justice of England and Wales, and represents the third highest level of judge in the courts of England and Wales. High Court judges are referred to as puisne (pronounced puny) judges. High Court Judges wear red and black robes.”
It is not uncommon for the senior Courts of Appeal to overturn in part or whole the flawed findings of High Court Judgements such as Justice Pauffley’s Family Court Hampstead Judgement.There are still multiple avenues of appeal in this case, and the words of a Veteran former British Detective Sergeant recently prove that there are presumably many similar individuals, quality individuals with courage, decency and intelligence, who work inside British Law Enforcement and know that this is wrong.
The Rule Of Evil.
The aggressive and even belligerent cover up is par for the course. We have seen the work of the likes of Justice Pauffley many times before. In Nebraska, in Washington DC, in Belgium the Netherlands and of course in Westminster. The cover up has achieved huge successes in the Hampstead case, but the facts are still there, staring any in the face who dare to look. It is really a shameful and distressing situation all around and it has certainly been nauseating to see alleged perpetrators prancing around in the controlled media proclaiming their victim-hood. Britain is sadly a grotesque and wicked parody of what it perceives itself to be .
According to the highly credible source the UK Column, members of the London Metropolitan Police were threatened to stay away from the Hampstead matter. I cannot prove that this happened but it fits perfectly with everything else we have seen in this case, it comes from a credible source and it speaks to what is really at the heart of the engineered social and moral breakdown of Western societies so that the “iconoclasts” may rebuild the world in their evil image.The infiltration and even subversion of the institutions of the British state by what appears to be a satanic death cult, as extreme as that sounds is apparently highly advanced. What other conclusion can be drawn from all this?
The rule of evil can either be accepted or opposed, but it cannot credibly be denied. The power and aggression and success of the Hampstead cover up all bellow the same unspeakable truth.
Former Detective Sergeant Speaks Out On SRA Christ Church, Hampstead, London
Crimes of Empire meets Dr. Barrett on Truth Jihad Radio
I was able to chat briefly with Dr. Kevin Barrett during his recent radio show of March 20th. I was extremely pleased and shocked to receive an invitation to chat because I am a huge fan of the show and I have listened to hundreds of hours of the show.
Dr. Barrett’s work has had a huge influence upon me since late 2011 when I first understood rather late that September 11th was a false flag attack. Dr. Barrett made me realise for the first time that we, being the West are not “good guys who go wrong”, but rather we are the Evil ones at the institutional level and in the world.,
It was also a big deal to me because although I have been lucky enough to have received a high degree of support from day one from the highly respected and influential Aangirfan site, a British site, I had never received any acknowledgement from any member of the American community in the slightest.
Not that I had even necessarily deserved it but to get some acknowledgement that someone within the US thinks my work is at least not complete garbage is obviously pleasing. I think it went ok.
My only previous media experience was conducting fairly cliched and pointless interviews with the rock acts Babes in Toyland and Carcass for Melbourne Community Television. I was not confident enough to put the subject onto the Hampstead matter or any of those things. The good part covered a short recent false flag history, speaking about Oklahoma City, Bali and 911.
Hampstead Satanic Abuse Case: UK Column, 20 March, 2015.
Hampstead: Questions for Mrs Justice Pauffley
March 21st, 2015.
Brief Hampstead Update.
I am still reading the judgement and working on my analysis. I intend to examine both the case history of the Justice and this judgement in detail as I believe they deserve.
In the interim. I would state the obvious and suggest readers watch Brian Gerrish’s brilliant denunciation of the judgement and Deborah Mahmoudieh’s excellent video also. Enjoy Aangirfan and the Tap while they last as it seems that a massive establishment attack is about to begin against these heroic sites. You can see it coming from a mile away. The rulers are not amused and they want to “see something done” about those (please note quotation marks!) “awful little people” with their terribly truthful and indiscreet websites pointing out the bleeding obvious and undeniable fact that the British elite are collectively complicit in the cover up of Establishment child abuse in Britain and have been for decades and this is a sad, but known and proven fact.
It is Time for the Cover Up to End Right Now
On some profound level the British ruling class apparently do not the view the “commoners’ as fully human. I honestly do not see what other conclusion can be drawn from their behaviour. Their loyalty to their class seems to have destroyed their collective humanity long ago. They actually believe that they should have the right to rape and murder the children of “commoners” and expect the chaps from MI5 or Special Branch or whomever to step in and protect them if any honest police happen to come across one of their atrocities..As it happens, historically, the chaps from MI5 or Special Branch HAVE protected the abusers in order to “maintain the prestige of the British Establishment” which by some immaculate corruption they managed to conflate with the Security of the British State.
Key institutions of the British State appear to have been heavily involved in serious crimes against children with almost complete impunity for decades.
This is an intolerable situation clearly. If the institutions of the state are not reformed radically, logic dictates that eventually the mass of the people will understand what is happening and what they have been doing and seek to destroy the very institutions of the state.
As an outsider I would suggest that perhaps some type of “clear the decks” process is urgently required. Perhaps there should be an amnesty for certain people, Law Enforcement and Intelligence Officials perhaps, and other perpetrators of the cover up might be offered an amnesty. A more widespread amnesty may be a positive idea but that should be at the discretion of the victims rather than any outsider, obviously these are merely constructive suggestions. Perhaps a Truth and Reconciliation style process might be beneficial.
The idea that when the Establishment commit a crime, whether the Iraq war or the child rape at the Elm Guest House, they will just conduct an inquiry of whatever length and futility required to make the problem go away and expect people to be grateful and actually equate this process of obfuscation and delay with justice is no longer sustainable. The contempt of the rulers for the people is completely unmistakeable and nauseating.
The more I observe it almost seems like a “class” apartheid society, as hyperbolic as that must sound. The way the ruling class believe they have the right under some preposterous national security cover to get a free pass for crimes against children of a sexual and violent nature. Now they want to blame the internet. Pretend that some prurient interest is being served. Which truly shows how low they are.
In order to preserve the positive ideas and people within British institutions the cover up has to end now. The obfuscation and denial must end right now. The persecution of victims and whistle blowers and honest police must end right now.
It is time to admit the bleeding obvious. it is time to renovate the house in order to preserve the underlying structure. Historically we know that reform or revolution are the only options. Revolutions are destructive and disastrous and only lead to even worse people in power generally so I am urging a rethink. A restoration of the Rule of Law, hardly a subversive idea is it?
The world will not end. The walls will not fall down. People will not be hunted or strung up or any of that vile mob nonsense. Just tell the truth and apologise and hopefully the psyche of this deeply divided, wounded and utterly dysfunctional nation can return to balance and a semblance of normalcy and the rule of Law. The choice is yours.
Senategate: The 47 Confessed Felons Must Be Arrested!
The enemies of the United States, of peace and of humanity committed blatant felonies in the full public view last week yet are still not facing indictment or arrest. This is completely unacceptable and the Law Enforcement Agencies of the United States must do their jobs and prosecute the 47 publicly confessed Republican Senate Felons. Some of the worst people who ever lived have just shown their bloated evil belly and they have handed the world a large legal scalpel with which to eviscerate their careers.This violation cannot be allowed to pass.
According to the US Constitution, the President and the Executive branch have sole and complete responsibility on matters of Foreign policy. The letter authored by Senator Tom Cotton that was sent to the Government of Iran advising them not to make a deal with the P5 plus one (the USA, UK, France, Russia, China and Germany) because their real employer the Israeli government was not in favour of a deal and therefore they would seek to annul any deal in future.
The Idiocy and the Criminality.
The deluded idiocy of their apparent not understanding that the US is only one of six nations engaged in these negotiations with Iran really stood out for me. The traitors and nincompoops of the Republican Senate team have signaled that in their pitiful Ziocentric world, the Governments of the UK, France, Russia, China and Germany mean literally nothing . They didn’t even merit a letter telling them also not to bother with the negotiations. According to the Senators those nations do not exist.
The other appalling thing I noticed with this letter was a nauseating tone of condescension. They did not even have the decency to address the letter to any specific individuals, the letter was addressed to “the Leadership of the Islamic Republic of Iran” The concluding sentence embodies the cloying and disgusting tone they adopted.
“We hope this letter enriches your understanding of our constitutional system and promotes mutual understanding (that almost half the US Senate is staffed by depraved, maniacal war prostitutes with contempt for the US Constitution!!?) and clarity as nuclear negotiations progress.”(Hopefully towards Armageddon if we get our way)
They haven’t assimilated the fact that Iran has an enrichment right under the Non Proliferation Treaty so zero enrichment is not a remotely realistic negotiating position and the US has no right to impose zero enrichment on Iran arbitrarily.
They haven’t assimilated the fact that neither the US nor the West have the resources financially or personnel wise to invade and occupy Iran. It is an impossibility, so bombing them or their facilities will do nothing but give them an excuse to launch a weapons program that according to the last two US Intelligence Agency National Intelligence Estimates does not exist today and has not existed for more than a decade.
There will be no deal that allows Iran to build nuclear weapons, quite the contrary and this claim made by Netanyahu and his factotums that this deal “guarantees Iran a nuclear weapon” is an absolutely outrageous lie of the lowest order. It is psychotic.
Iran can’t be invaded, they can’t be bombed from power so a deal is the only option the US really has in this situation. These buffoons have absolutely no idea about the real world it seems.Their idea of Foreign policy is to act as an echo chamber for the lowest politician in Israeli history and never once consider the consequences of their words or actions. These are some of the worst people who ever lived. This is the Roman Senate reborn in all it’s corrupt and depraved glory.
The Logan Act expressly forbids in Law the intervention of the US Congress and Senate in Foreign policy. The fact that there have been almost no prosecutions under the Logan Act has absolutely no bearing on this matter.
“The Logan Act (1 Stat. 613, 18 U.S.C. § 953, enacted January 30, 1799) is a United States federal law that forbids unauthorized citizens from negotiating with foreign governments having a dispute with the U.S. It was intended to prevent the undermining of the government’s position. The Act was passed following George Logan’s unauthorized negotiations with France in 1798, and was signed into law by President John Adams on January 30, 1799. The Act was last amended in 1994, and violation of the Logan Act is a felony.”
Unauthorized persons in this context means anyone not acting on behalf of the Executive branch and the Presidency.
“In United States v. Curtiss-Wright Export Corporation, 299 U.S. 304 (1936), Justice Sutherland, writing for the Court, observed”
“[T]he President alone has the power to speak or listen as a representative of the nation. He makes treaties with the advice and consent of the Senate; but he alone negotiates. Into the field of negotiation the Senate cannot intrude; and Congress itself is powerless to invade it. As Marshall said in his great argument of March 7, 1800, in the House of Representatives, ‘The President is the sole organ of the nation in its external relations, and its sole representative with foreign nations.’
“In general, the Act is intended to prohibit unauthorized American citizens from interfering in disputes or controversies between the United States and foreign governments. Although attempts have been made to repeal the Act, it remains law and at least a potential sanction to be used against anyone who without authority interferes in the foreign relations of the United States.“
The “October surprise” agreement made between the Reagan/ Bush team and the Government of Iran in 1980 to keep the US hostages captive until Reagan’s inauguration would appear to be another obvious recent and well documented violation.
CNN’s coverage was every bit as cowardly and despicable as you would expect from a reliable CIA and Empire propagandist. They were unfazed by the actions of the treasonous Israel first war monger Republicans writing:.
“Forty-seven Senate Republicans may have broken the law this week. But no one’s losing any sleep over it. Pundits and legal scholars are raising questions over whether Sen. Tom Cotton and the 46 Senate Republicans violated the Logan Act when they penned a letter to Iran’s leaders on Monday, undercutting President Barack Obama’s efforts to negotiate a nuclear agreement with those same leaders. The law, passed in 1799, forbids any U.S. citizen — acting without official U.S. authority — from influencing “disputes or controversies” involving the U.S. and a foreign government” before “happily” concluding that
“… doesn’t believe the Logan Act would hold up in court if, say, the Justice Department decided to indict Cotton — a move everyone agrees is practically and politically completely untenable.””The Justice Department on Tuesday declined to comment on the Logan Act, but a federal law enforcement official said there’s no interest in pursuing anything along these lines.”
“This is a political issue, not a legal issue,” the official told CNN.”
Oh, so we have it from an unnamed, unidentified not even by Department or Bureau “Federal Law Enforcement Official” setting us straight via the brazen CIA front CNN who have suddenly delegated to themselves the power to decide whom is prosecuted for what crime. That’s alright then. Everything is fine. The Empire is in good hands and things are going to get even “better” after 2016. The next President is it seems almost guaranteed to be far worse than the current Office bearer mediocre at best though he has been.
The Shameless Ones.
Republican Party Bought, Owned and Openly Flaunted asset of the Israel Lobby.
As if they hadn’t made it obvious enough by now, this criminal decision from the 47 Republican Senators proves completely that the Republican party has been almost completely bought by Sheldon Adelson, the Koch brothers and AIPAC.
Writing in Consortium News, Dareth Porter has some very interesting observations about the self confessed felon Senator Cotton that may help explain his behaviour and clarify his loyalties.
“Sen. Cotton just happens to be a protégé of neoconservative political kingpin Bill Kristol, whose Emergency Committee on Israel gave him nearly a million dollars late in his 2014 Senate campaign and guaranteed that Cotton would have the support of the four biggest funders of major anti-Iran organizations.
Cotton proved his absolute fealty to Likudist policy on Iran by sponsoring an amendment to the Nuclear Iran Prevention Act of 2013 ”
The Man They Work For.
The Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu appeared on the Bill Maher talk show RealTime in September, 2006..
Maher asked Netanyahu“I will tell you one thing, unlike America Israel seems to be able to fight wars very quickly. What”s your secret?
Netanyahu (who just cannot help himself.) “We have America.”
If you think some of the language that has been used in this piece is excessive, please contemplate this quote attributed to Bibi (911 was “very good”) Netanyahu.
It is claimed that these words are taken from a transcript of a conversation recorded at a popular Likudist hangout, Finks Bar, a famous Jerusalem nightspot, in the year 1990. The source is Gordon Duff, a source that many find troubling, all I can say is that this appears to be rock solid but I have not heard the purported recording or seen the original transcript and therefore can only state that in my opinion this is authentic. .
“…if we get caught they will just replace us with persons of the same cloth. So it doesn’t matter what you do, America is the golden cow and we will suck it dry, chop it up and sell it off piece by piece until there’s nothing left but the world’s largest welfare state that we will create and control. Why? Because it’s god’s will and America is big enough to take the hit and survive. So we can do it again and again and again. This is what we do to countries we hate, we destroy them very slowly and make the people suffer for refusing to be our slaves.”
In the quarter of century since these comments the United States has fought four major wars and attacked numerous other nations, taken tens of thousands of casualties, inflicted millions and wasted trillions of dollars and achieved precisely nothing beyond misery and death on all sides. These are the consequences, only some of the consequences of the world view expressed here. They are no joke.This is the war on terror, fighting Israel’s enemies right down to the last US soldier and bankrupting the USA at the same time.The bankers win three different ways. The wars, the debt and the police state.
Israel Zionist Jew Benjamin Netanyahu chronic liar & conman
A Short Postscript on being a Citizen of the Empire.
I am not a US citizen and could therefore be criticised for expressing an opinion about internal US political events.
As an Australian I am the citizen of a vassal of the US Empire, as confirmed in 1975 by the CIA engineered coup that saw the ousting of an elected Australian Government because they were perceived not to be sufficiently pro Empire. Australia has participated in every major war the US has fought in since World War 2, including, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq twice, and Afghanistan. If these fools get their way and the next US administration is part of an attack on Iran, there is an overwhelming likelihood that Australia would participate based on historical precedents.
The Text of the Logan Act.
“953. Private correspondence with foreign governments.”
“Any citizen of the United States, wherever he may be, who, without authority of the United States, directly or indirectly commences or carries on any correspondence or intercourse with any foreign government or any officer or agent thereof, with intent to influence the measures or conduct of any foreign government or of any officer or agent thereof, in relation to any disputes or controversies with the United States, or to defeat the measures of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.”
“This section shall not abridge the right of a citizen to apply himself, or his agent, to any foreign government, or the agents thereof, for redress of any injury which he may have sustained from such government or any of its agents or subjects. “
1 Stat. 613, January 30, 1799, codified at 18 U.S.C. § 953 (2004).”
Article II, Section 2, Clause 2 of the United States Constitution, includes the ‘Treaty Clause,’ which empowers the President of the United States to propose and chiefly negotiate agreements, which must be confirmed by the Senate, between the United States and other countries, which become treaties between the United States and other countries after the advice and consent of a supermajority of the United States Senate.”
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Leaked Medical Reports End All Doubt About Sexual Abuse Claims.
The medical reports end any debate regarding the fact that children A and G were the victims of child sexual abuse in Hampstead and underline the criminal nature of the police interviews of September 17th, 2014. The question now is who is being protected? Who has the influence and power to cause the British police such an obvious and inexplicable mid investigation rethink? Clearly there is much more than a Z grade actor and the reputation of a school at stake here. Neither would logically merit the police choice to destroy this investigation and cover up these heinous crimes.
September 5th 2014.
“A referral was made to the Barnet CAIF by (mother’s partner’s) brother in law who is a special constable. Following a disclosure by A and G that they had been sexually abused by their father and “teachers” and were part of a cult. This disclosure had been made when they were in Morocco over the summer. And the parents stated they were unsure who to inform as many people seemed to be involved, (including allegedly police and social workers.)
Initial police interviews conducted.
8/9/14. Initial strategy meeting held.
10/9/14. Visit to family home ahead of ABE interview.
11/9/14. Emergency Police Protection Order issued after the ABE yesterday evening during which witness A, witness G and witness E (mother) were interviewed separately.
Allegations of physical abuse from the mother’s partner towards both children and sexual abuse against both children by their father and “teachers”. They are now in Emergency Foster Placement.”
Police conduct the retraction interviews in transparent attempt to bury the truth and vandalise justice.
Interviewing officers clearly bully false retractions from the children for unknown reasons that can only be sinister.
22/9/14. Police inform the mother E that they have found that the crimes against the children cannot be confirmed. The investigation is over.
22/9/14. Dr. Hodes writes the second medical report affirming the veracity of the sexual abuse allegations despite the retractions. Dr. Hodes cites a specific research finding that found that 16% of victims will retract the allegations and affirming therefore that the physical evidence of abuse should outweigh the retractions.
Lindsay C Malloy, MA Thomas D Lyon JD, and Joia A Quas
Fillal Dependency and recantation of Child Sex Abuse Allegations.
J.Am Acad. Child Adolesc. Psychiatry. 46:2, 2007.
These statements were made without reference to the disgraceful performance of the interviewing officer in the retraction interviews, which only strengthen Dr. Hodes’ assertions.
The Medical Reports. Who wrote them and are they authentic?
There are two Medical Reports, one dated September 15th, 2014, the other September 22nd. Written on the stationary of the University College of London in a way that leaves no doubt as to their authenticity. Background checks on the names of the people who signed the documents end any doubt . To illustrate this I will cite the best known of the Doctors who have signed these reports Dr. Deborah Hodes (FRCPCH) Consultant Community Paediatrician. A cursory internet search indicates that Dr. Hodes is employed in that role at the University College London and is an expert in the field of child abuse having more than twenty years experience.
The first report dated September 15th appears to have been written by Dr Harriett Gunn (SHO Senior House Officer)* but is also signed by Dr. Hodes, The second Report of September 22nd appears to have been written entirely by Dr. Hodes, as she is the sole signatory.
The Medical Examiners are highly experienced and well qualified.
This does not mean that they are infallible, of course, but these medical reports have been signed by medical practitioners considered to be authorities in the field with decades of experience.
Dr, Deborah Hodes, part of the examination and assessment team that physically examined the children on several occasions is absolutely unequivocal, even after the retraction interviews that the children have physical injuries, that substantiate their claims of physical abuse at the hands of the mother’s partner and more importantly the sexual abuse at the hands of the father and cohorts.
A Brief Overview of the Facts that Emerge from the Medical Reports.
The counter narrative states that the children’s stories were coached and fed to them by their mother’s partner who was himself guilty of minor physical abuse of the children.
The police retraction interviews tried to construct a narrative that the children had been denying the actions of the mother’s partner whilst making the claims against the father and school, yet the Medical Reports show that the children made the claims concurrently and were concurrently examined for both the injuries related to the minor physical abuse at the hands of the mother’s partner and the extremely serious sexual abuse at the hands of the father and staff at the school.
The male has one scar on his anus consistent with blunt force trauma, the female has several and has actually been physically damaged by the abuse in ways that really do not bear mentioning suffice to say that she has multiple injuries “consistent with the application of a blunt instrument.”
They could not be clearer. Someone has been doing deeply unpleasant things to these children, the more lurid claims relating to this case may be exaggerated, but there is a very simple and unmistakeable truth expressed in those medical reports.
After they were taken into Foster care, the children were heard to discuss the use of Vaseline as a lubricant their abusers used on them. They are no longer in the presence of the mother’s partner, there is no need for any story to be told, yet they were speaking about it in a matter of fact way.
The children independently told their story on multiple occasions to numerous Doctors and other disinterested parties and were consistent in their claims against both parties. There was medical evidence to support the claims that were made against both parties.
Both children were observed to be suffering the symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Both children complained at their treatment at the hands of the mothers partner, yet it was absolutely clear to the examiners that it was the father they feared. Each child independently expressed the fear that their father would kill them, one had nightmares about it. Expressions of fear do not get more profound than that.
The details outlined in these reports are deeply unpleasant. Unfortunately it is necessary to do this and I will ensure that only the completely necessary information is included. There is a duty to attempt to spread the truth in a matter of gross injustice such as this case represents and I have sought not to identify anyone by name other than the Doctors whose role appears to have been an honourable one.
Key Excerpts from the Two Medical Reports.
September 15th, 2014.
“Witness G “does not report any history of constipation or diarrhoea . However he does report that it does often hurt and he has often bled when opening his bowels although this had decreased significantly in the past two months which his sister says is because it is two months since they have seen their father. (the children were also removed from the school). He opens his bowels everyday and reports that his stool is soft. “( a detail that is unfortunately necessary due to later events) Physical Abuse.
“Both G and A report that they have been hit multiple times with a metal spoon by mother’s partner over the head and the legs. They also report they have been pushed into walls. They also allege that mother’s partner holds his hand over their mouth till they “can’t breathe.” On a recent visit to Morocco over the summer witness G explains that he was hit on the ear by the mother’s partner in the left ear which caused his ear to bleed and his left eye to be swollen and bruised. G and A said that G was then not allowed to leave the holiday home until the bruises had disappeared.”
(Note: the details contained here completely destroy the notion that these allegations were made as the result of coaching. Did the mother’s partner also coach the children to make all these detailed and specific allegations against him? Of course he didn’t. The fact that these allegations against the mother’s partner were made at the same time as the allegations of sexual abuse is clearly overwhelming evidence that these children spoke the truth to the best of their ability about both issues and were not under external control of either party to a custody dispute as they made the allegations.)
Sexual abuse allegations.
“ A has explained that at school a teacher named Mr. H calls children over and makes them take off their underwear. A explained that she and other children including G are made to bend over and a “plastic willy” is inserted into the anus. Whilst Mr. H holds onto their hips. A also stated that Mr.H “makes noises” while this is done.
Of note, she says that he gives them a refresher bar to eat as a reward and to chew on while this is happening so they “can’t scream or make a noise” and they are asked to face forwards and not look backwards. G has said that the same thing has happened to him. G says that after this has happened he has bleeding from the anus and subsequently. it is very painful when he opens his bowels.”
Victim G Physical injuries described.
His (G) anus was examined in the left lateral position using gentle buttock separation for 30 seconds. He had one anal fissure scar at 9 o’clock on examination of the anus. There was no reflex anal dilation.”
“In both the general physical examination and the genital examination of G today. There are physical signs consistent with the allegations given by G and A. The scar in the anus is from a healed fissure, secondary to the application of a blunt penetrating force that he (G) has alleged.
In summary, G has physical signs consistent with his allegations of both physical abuse and sexual abuse. “
Dr. Harriett Gunn (SHO) to
Dr. Deborah Hodes. Medical Report Dated September the 22nd 2014.
The report begins with Dr, Hodes outlining her extensive experience in the field. Twenty four years worth.
Dr.Hodes states that she was present at two strategy meetings and two physical examinations relating to this case. In addition Dr. Hodes has spoken to Camden area social workers and also reviewed the photographic evidence pertaining to the children’s injuries.
Summary of Relevant Evidence Victim A..
“She alleged that lubrication was used prior to the insertion of the penis or plastic penis and identified and discussed this with her foster carer.. She also told me about having had an injection. She alleged that bleeding occurred after the event and then had pain on opening her bowels.”
“She told me that she has difficulty getting to sleep and she has bad dreams including dreaming of her father killing her ” Physical Findings.
“Below is a list of injuries found in a physical examination of A shown in body maps and the police photographs.”
1.“3 x 4mm abrasion to the pinna of her left ear and 3mm laceration posterior to her left ear overlying the mastoid, A alleged she was pinched and picked up by her ear on Morocco.”
2. “7mm longtitudinal abrasion (excoriated) on the right lateral aspect of her right ankle. A alleged she had been pushed against an outside wall and “had picked it” when she was in Morocco.”
3. “2.0cm x 0.5cm healing abrasion on the left side of the chin. A alleged that she was hit across the face with a metal spoon while in Morocco.“
Below is a list of injuries found on ano-genital examination of A recorded in the DVDs.
(Warning Note: This is deeply unpleasant and awful and a quick summary is that there are multiple and in my opinion horrific injuries to A’s nether regions)
“1. In the left lateral position with gentle buttock separation there was anal laxity and a brief view of the rectum. In the knee chest position with gentle buttock separation, there was reflex anal dilation (RAD) after 5-10 seconds. The reflex anal dilation continued and there was a view into the rectal ampulla and there was no stool present.
2. There was a healed scar in the ruggae at the 10 -11 o’clock position extending from the anal orifice to the anal verge. It was seen in both the left lateral position and the knee to chest position. The abnormalities in the ruggae at the 4 0′ c;ock and 5 o’clock positions may represent healed scar tissue or variation in the ruggae.configuration.”
There are between two and four injuries, with two undoubted and two speculative. Conclusions regarding the allegations.
“The physical injuries found on her skin are consistent with the physical abuse she described.
In the absence of a history of constipation, medical illness or accidental trauma according to the GP’s notes, the anogenital findings of the scar and the RAD are consistent with her allegations of the application of a blunt penetrating force to her anus (2); sexual abuse.”
She has described symptoms of post traumatic stress.”
Summary of A and G by Dr. Hodes.
“In my opinion A and G are suffering significant harm as evidenced by the following:-
1.Both children have physical signs of physical abuse that support their allegations.
2.Both children have physical signs of sexual abuse that support their allegations.
3.They have symptoms of post traumatic stress.
4. It is now understood from a 2007 substantiated study of child sexual abuse that retraction occurs far more commonly (16% in this series) than previously thought.
5. In my opinion, the extensive and detailed accounts given by both children that were repeated to different professionals contain details of sexual acts that such young children would need to have direct experience of.” (Note: in order to be able to describe them is the unwritten implication.)
To put it simply, Dr. Hodes is stating that there is physical evidence in support of both sets of allegations which really highlights how farcical the entire “they were coached” counter-narrative really is. Because children who have been coached to make false allegations in order to influence a custody battle we are told, were not even coached to lie about the minor physical injuries they suffered at the hands allegedly of the mother’s partner. What kind of coaching is that?
It really shows the desperation to protect that this preposterous and absurd notion was even floated as the counter-narrative. It is pathetic and insulting. Truly laughable.
Ethical and Legal Issues.
The leaking of these documents may constitute a criminal offense, I honestly do not know, but it is obvious that these records have been released in the broader public interest in order to oppose and expose a clear and outrageous injustice. These are exceptional circumstances in which otherwise unethical or even unlawful actions are necessary and just in my opinion.
Why is this happening?
It beggars belief that this investigation was curtailed and destroyed in order to protect a Z grade actor or even the Staff and Institutional reputation of the school and church involved. Something far more important is being protected here, but it is completely unclear whom or what have managed to engineer the stunning travesty that led to the Investigating Police coaching and bullying retractions from the child victims, Witnesses and Victims A and G.
The real mystery at this point is who is protecting this and why?
The way it is being covered up you would almost get the on it’s face ludicrous idea that this was some type of mad, satanic leadership induction program. The people involved may believe they are doing what is right for their children in some sick parallel universe sense.
We Are Living in a Twilight Zone of Serial Denial.
It is completely possible that elements of the stories the children tell that do not relate to events they actually witnessed may be embellished or even incorrect. There is sadly no doubt that whatever the veracity of the claims the police made a decision, a bizarre and inexplicable decision to destroy the case and conduct a cover up. Unless and until the police have a rethink as is inevitable but may take decades, there is little that can be done to even begin to seek justice for the Hampstead victims beyond trying to expose this to enough people that it causes an uproar that requires an immediate police rethink.
We seem to exist in a bizarre twilight zone where anyone with any connection to power can apparently do what they like to children and expect to suffer only the infamy of the grave. As long as you are not fussed about your reputation when deceased and you are connected you do not even have to be discreet. Once you die it will all emerge of course and your name and reputation will be destroyed but other than that there is no penalty.
While it has become clear again and again that the unthinkable has actually been rather routine, that these unbelievably evil crimes have been happening for decades and yet when confronted with a genuine contemporary cover up, the entire “official” British media have literally not a word to say.
The real story is instantly dismissed thus “The claims, which the mainstream media is barred by court order from reporting on, are said to have been investigated by police and found to be baseless.” Which I think can be fairly claimed to be a downright lie. Perhaps gratitude is the right response to the total lack of mainstream news coverage. Please note the brazen hypocrisy of the Hampstead and Highgate Express stating that “ which the mainstream media is barred by court order from reporting on” before continuing “are said to have been investigated by police and found to be baseless.” Clearly reporting (and indeed completely mendaciously and inaccurately) without naming or even alluding to a source, let alone any evidence to back up their dishonest claim. I hope they are proud of their work at the Hampstead and Highgate Express. Their efforts in support of evil will be rewarded in the deserved manner eventually I am sure, one way or another. It’s only a matter of time.
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Dr Hodes Sources.
Lindsay C Malloy, MA Thomas D Lyon JD, and Joia A Quas
Fillal Dependency and recantation of Child Sex Abuse Allegations.
J.Am Acad. Child Adolesc. Psychiatry. 46:2, 2007.
Bradley Ar, Wood, JM, How Do Children Tell?
The disclosure process in child sexual abuse.
Negl. 20 881-891. 1996
The British Medical Association Confidentiality Guide for Staff.(called the confidentiality toolkit)
1. The duty of confidentiality
Confidentiality is an essential requirement for the preservation of trust between patients and health professionals and is subject to legal and ethical safeguards. Patients should be able to expect that information about their health which they give in confidence will be kept confidential unless there is a compelling reason why it should not. There is also a strong public interest in maintaining confidentiality so that individuals will be encouraged to seek appropriate treatment and share information relevant to it.
Using and disclosing information
3. data should be anonymised wherever possible .
occasionally, when it is not practicable to obtain consent, information may be disclosed where the law requires or where there is an overriding public interest, eg where child abuse is suspected
• disclosures should be kept to the minimum necessary to achieve the purpose
Information may be used more freely if the subject of the information is not identifiable in any way.
Usually, data can be considered to be anonymous where clinical or administrative information is separated from details that may permit the individual to be identified such as name, date of birth and postcode. Even where such obvious identifiers are missing, rare diseases, drug treatments or statistical analyses which have very small numbers within a small population may allow individuals to be identified. A combination of items increases the chances of patient identification.
When anonymised data will serve the purpose, health professionals must anonymise data to this
extent and, if necessary, take technical advice about anonymisation before releasing data. Whilst it is not ethically necessary to seek consent for the use of anonymised data, general information about when their data will be anonymised should be available to patients.
*S.H.O Senior House Officer A junior doctor in the pre Modernising Medical Careers era (pre-2007) of training in the UK, in the 2nd post-graduate year–i.e., immediately after the PRHO–pre-registration house officer year, which is now designated Foundation Year 1–FY1. SHOs are now called FY-2. Some SHO posts still exist and are taken as a prelude to certain specialities–e.g., surgery, but are no longer a standard year in training schemes for junior doctors in the UK.
There is a long and well documented history of torture and brutality in the Chicago Police Department.
“In 2014 alone, payouts to victims of Chicago police misconduct cost taxpayers a total of $54.2m, according to a tally from the Chicago Reporter. “(Source)
In 2010 a former CPD Commander John Burge was sentenced to four and a half years prison after it was discovered that he had been using torture to extract confessions from detainees between 1972 and 1991.
”Victims pursuing civil-rights litigation against Jon Burge – the Chicago police commander whose torture tactics, including electrocution and beating suspects with phone books, became notorious in his reign beginning in the 1970s – have totaled at least $64m in judgments and settlements.
Most police-misconduct payouts come through settlements, which allow the Chicago police department to withhold admitting that wrongdoing actually occurred”
“Burge is in a Florida halfway house after serving more than three years in federal prison for lying about torture allegations. Legal settlements and fees related to his alleged torture from 1972 to 1991 have cost the city and Cook County nearly $96 million. “
The Guardian story is a good story for which they deserve congratulation, and which the (completely) controlled media deserve condemnation for ignoring. The story was not a beat up but it shone a light on what is only one example of the unlawful and unconstitutional conduct by the Chicago Police Force. Denial of basic rights and violent brutality are a key part of the way the Chicago PD has operated across the board for decades apparently.
“Late last year, following decades of profound systematic abuse, institutional racism and the repeated denial of civil rights, Chicago citizens asked the United Nations to classify what their notoriously brutal police force does to them, in an American city, as a violation of international anti-torture statutes.
Contained within an appeal to the UN Committee Against Torture – the same watchdog that has looked into Guantanamo Bay and the police killing in Ferguson, Missouri – were a litany of tales describing highly damaging abuse and injustice, completely out of step with alleged crimes.”
“One was the story of a 22-year-old black man, who was beaten so badly when Chicago police found him smoking marijuana that he awoke from consciousness in Cook County jail with “22 stitches in my tongue, two facial fractures, bruised ribs, scrapes all over my body … an orbital fracture, a nasal fracture”.Cannon, 65, spent more than 24 years in prison for murder after making a confession he maintains Burge coerced by putting a gun in his mouth and shocking his genitals. While behind bars after his 1984 conviction, Cannon accepted a $3,000 settlement for his lawsuit alleging torture.”
“Late last week, after multiple Chicago lawyers came forward to the Guardian with allegations of suspects being interrogated without public notice or legal counsel at a warehouse known as Homan Square, more young black men from Chicago began telling their stories of being abused, off the books, inside the facility.”
“A monopoly and application of the use of illicit violence is the modus vivendi of the Chicago police department and of governance in Chicago,” Nesbitt said.
“Violence and the use of illicit violence versus people of color, particularly blacks and Latinos, is as routine in Chicago as traffic lights.”
“Even the torture cases, they extend beyond Jon Burge, they extend beyond Homan Square. We’ve had people in the alliance family who’ve been tortured by other offices, and there are other cases of police torture in which officers, when they’re finally brought up on the stand, they just plead the fifth,” one academic who observed the case stated.
(As it happened, Burge, the notorious police torturer, himself pleaded the fifth, exercising his constitutional right against self-incrimination, during a February deposition. He was released from house arrest last month after being convicted to four and a half years on a perjury charge.)”
“Chicago’s police abuse isn’t just physical. Few in Chicago police custody upon arrest get access to lawyers, even outside Homan Square – something the Guardian reported in its original Homan Square investigation.
Figures obtained by Chicago’s First Defense Legal Aid under a freedom-of-information request found that in 2013, lawyers were able to visit clients in police custody citywide for only 302 out of 143,398 arrestees – a rate of 0.2%. These statistics reveal a very different picture from the portrayal in the Chicago police “fact sheet” which claims that “an individual who wishes to consult a lawyer will not be interrogated until they have an opportunity to do so”.
Eliza Solowiej, First Defense Legal Aid’s executive director, stated on Monday: “99.8% of people are alone with police and prosecutors in any CPD facility. If Homan is no different as of two days ago, that’s not something to brag about.”
Chicago’s reputation for corruption is no secret..
“Robert Grant, head of the FBI’s Chicago office, offered a succinct analysis “If [Illinois] isn’t the most corrupt state in the United States,” he said, “it is certainly one hell of a competitor.”
“Given the abundance and variety of political scandals in the state, it’s hard to disagree. Over the past 40 years, about 1,500 people—including 30 Chicago aldermen—have been convicted for bribery, extortion, embezzlement, tax fraud, and other forms of corruption, according to Dick Simpson, head of the political science department at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Three former Illinois governors have gone to prison,”
Rahm Emanuel the 55th Mayor of Chicago, “denied abuse at Homan Square.In his only public comments on the issue, Emanuel said it was “not true” that the police maintain a facility lawyers have compared to a CIA “black site”. On Monday, at an event titled “Reparations Not Black Sites” in downtown Chicago, demonstrators continued to push Emanuel and the city to take up an ordinance that would include further payments to victims under Burge as well as a formal apology from the city, community centers and a requirement for Chicago public schools to teach the history of police abuse in the city.”
The former Obama staffer and dual US Israeli citizen is a very interesting individual, and some very interesting things have happened in Chicago in the time that he has been Mayor but the problem with the Chicago police clearly runs far deeper than the identity of the current Mayor although part of the problem in Chicago seems to derive from chronic widespread public corruption across politics as well as within Law enforcement.
“Executives at investment firms that manage Chicago pension funds have since 2011 poured more than $600,000 in contributions into Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s campaign operation and political action committees (PACs) that support him, according to documents reviewed by International Business Times. These contributions appear to flout federal rules banning companies that manage pension funds from financing the campaigns of officials with authority over pension systems, say legal experts.”
“The contributions also potentially conflict with an executive order Emanuel himself signed in 2011 prohibiting city contractors and subcontractors from making campaign donations to city officials.”
“Emanuel, a Democrat, was elected Chicago mayor three years ago with a substantial boost from financial services executives. Since 2011, at least 31 executives at firms that harvest fees by managing city pension funds have contributed to his campaign and associated PACs. That list of donors includes Kelly Welsh, a Northern Trust executive who was recently appointed by President Obama to the top legal position in the U.S. Commerce Department.”
A Mixture of Luck, Class and Race.
It appears that many police in the United States perceive their role as to protect the rich from the poor. Or really to suppress the poor on behalf of the rich.
I have noticed police in the US commit a number of terrible violations against any kind of poor person who comes into their path. If the person is also from an Afro or Chicano background it is always worse. But it is not about race in particular although it can seem that way.
Protests against the New World Order police state should never miss the point and see the problem with the police as being merely racism. If you make these issues divisive along racial lines where the white people start lining up behind the white person and the black people line up behind the black person, you will never get anywhere nor understand the true nature of the problem.
This police criminality is directed more often at Afro Americans but it happens to anyone and you need to approach an issue like this from as broad a position as possible. The whole racial divide is the classic “get out of jail” card of the US elites, it is chaff they throw so that people lose their way and miss the target. There are plenty of African-American members of the elite and there are many people across all groups that oppose the police state. The more united the opposition across racial and religious lines, the more powerful and successful it will be.
Across the United States police draw their guns too early and too often. They have an unnecessarily adversarial approach to people. They no longer fire their weapons only in preservation of life situations, they fire their weapons whenever they feel like it. The entire doctrine of policing that has been promoted in the USA for decades is obviously idiotic, counterproductive and designed to serve only the prison industrial complex and the police state while the real criminals are never touched.
There are apparently hundreds of thousands of police across the United States whose entire workload consists of making pointless “public order’ arrests of penny ante dime bag drug dealers while never ever wondering where it all comes from and who brings it in?
In central America they were all over the cocaine in the 1980s and were completely busted a dozen different ways bringing in the cocaine through all those Southern Airports with all those Bush crime family agents and pilots.
Including Barry Seal, murdered by a Colombian drug cartel on the orders of the US Vice President of the day, George HW Bush. Former CIA pilot Eugene “Chip” Tatum offers absolutely rock solid evidence of the cocaine flights he made, he includes the flight logs, with the dates and all the other details, the way the drugs were disguised as medical supplies, the precise amounts of the drug, with hundreds of kilograms being trafficked into the USA at a time.
The same process has clearly been repeated in Afghanistan with the heroin processed and flown to a number of well-known distribution points across the world. The drug war and the terror war are revealed as the twins of farce each utilised by organised crime for profit and social control. The police across the West have been taken for total mugs for decades, at best.