CALIFORNIA: ‘ JUDGE REDUCES SENTENCE FOR CHILD RAPIST TO 10-YEARS ‘

#AceNewsReport – USA:April.09: A California judge has reduced a child rapist’s mandatory 25-year sentence down to only 10 – saying anything longer would be ‘cruel and unusual punishment’.

' Sentence reduced to 10  from mandatory 25-years as he did not mean it '

‘ Sentence reduced to 10 from mandatory 25-years as he did not mean it ‘

Superior Court Judge M. Marc Kelly told an Orange County jury that 20-year-old Kevin Jonas Rojano-Nieto ‘did not intend to harm’ the three-year-old girl he raped at his family home in June.

The judge said that he was sure that although Rojano-Nieto sodomized the girl and covered her mouth so she couldn’t scream out, ‘there was no violence or callous disregard for the victim’s well-being’.

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#ANS2015

#child, #judge, #sodomy

‘ ISLAMIC STATE RECRUITING HEARTS & MINDS OF CHILDREN TO BECOME SOLDIERS ‘

#AceNewsServices – LEBANON – Nov.26 – According to multiple reports, the Islamic State (ISIS) has hit a new low. While ISIS is not the first terrorist group to recruit and deploy child soldiers, one official told the Associated Press that the Islamic State’s veracity and boldness sets them apart.

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‘ ISLAMIC STATE RECRUITING HEARTS & MINDS OF CHILDREN TO BECOME SOLDIERS ‘

“ISIS seems to be quite transparent and vocal about their intention and their practice of recruiting children,” UNICEF’s regional child protection adviser for the Middle East and North Africa, Laurent Chapuis, told the AP.

In a report earlier this month, an Islamic State fighter in Syria confirmed Chapuis’ observance to NBC News.

“We should start to train them from now because they will complete what we started: the expansion of the Islamic caliphate,” said Abu Dujana.

The Islamic State’s recruitment of child-soldiers comes as no surprise to Baptist Global Response (BGR), says Jeff Palmer. However, he hopes their ministry to Iraq and Syrian refugees can help prevent the exploitation.

“If we can keep them fed, if we can keep them in safe places, if we can start to find some jobs, and…we can provide some educational opportunities, we’re thinking that surely helps,” Palmer says.

A few days ago, ISIS released videos and pictures of child soldiers supposedly recruited from Kazakhstan.

“This is a strategy to ‘win over’ the hearts and mind’s of the children and indoctrinate them for future ‘muhajadeen,’” explains Palmer.

He says BGR employs a different strategy to “win over” the hearts of refugee families for Christ: compassion.

The ISIS crisis continually puts families in an extremely difficult position.

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#ANS2014 

#child, #hearts-and-minds, #soldiers

BRITAIN: ‘ CHILD ABUSE HOME OFFICE FILES SHOW NO EVIDENCE OF COVER-UP ‘

#AceBreakingNews – BRITAIN – Nov.11 – A review into how the Home Office handled files containing high-profile historical child abuse allegations has been published Sky News just reported. 

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‘Theresa May and Report Author Peter Wanless -Screenshot from 2014-11-11 13:25:13 ‘

NSPCC Chief Executive Peter Wanless was brought in to investigate after an internal review found the department had “lost or destroyed” 114 files between 1979 and 1999.

Mr Wanless and Richard Whittam QC were asked to address allegations that the Home Office failed to act on information received about abuse allegations in the 1980s.

The report found it had not been possible after some 30 years to establish exactly what had been given to the Home Office and what action had been taken because there was no system of routinely recording such referrals.

But the authors said extensive searches had not uncovered evidence of “organised attempts” by officials to conceal child abuse.

The report found no evidence that the Home Office had funded the notorious pro-paedophile Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE) – but said the possibility could not be dismissed entirely.

Facing questions about his review from MPs on the Home Affairs Select Committee, Mr Wanless said he found Home Office record keeping was “a mess”.

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#ANS2014 

#abuse, #child, #scandal

‘ CHILD PROTECTION IN A HOSTILE WORLD BY WALLY HERBERT ‘

#AceFriendsNews – Nov.10 – In recent years, nearly every police force in the country has examined historic abuse in children’s homes.

Fifty private schools have also been investigated. If organisations responsible for looking after children in the 1970’s and 80’s got it so wrong how can we blame the BBC for failures over Jimmy Savile or the Liberal Party over Cyril Smith?

And what light does it throw on how it was possible for widespread abuse in Rotherham to be ignored over many years?

#AceMustRead: Source: via Child Protection in a Hostile Environment by Wally Harbert | cathyfox.

#ANS2014

#abuse, #child

“Children Still Die In a Place Called Jerusalem not Far from the Birth of another Child in Bethlehem”

#AceNewsServices says according Qassam website – A Palestinian child succumbed to his wounds after he was run over by a Jewish fanatic settler north of occupied Jerusalem on Saturday, local sources said.

They said that the 14-year-old child, Amin Al-Faqir, was seriously injured in the incident and died shortly after arrival in Hadassah hospital where he was admitted to intensive care.

The sources said that the child was riding a donkey on his way home in Enata when the settler rammed into him near Issawiye village.

Editor says just before Christmas another “Mother and Father loses a child, in an area close to where one was born so long ago. We have not come that far from the violence of “Herod Killing Children” have we!

#bethlehem, #child, #herod, #jerusalem, #jewish, #palestine, #qassam

Ace Breaking News: Penn State says it is paying $59.7 million to 26 young men over claims of child sexual abuse

Penn State says it is paying $59.7 million to 26 young men over claims of child sexual abuse at the hands of former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. Penn State said the day Sandusky was convicted of 45 criminal counts in June 2012 that it was determined to compensate his victims.
For more on this story, go to http://usat.ly/iimQp4.

#acenewsservices, #child, #sex-abuse

#AceBreakingNews In 1999 Colorado grand jury wanted to…

#AceBreakingNews In 1999, Colorado grand jury wanted to indict Jon Benet Ramsey’s parents for fatal child abuse, newly released court document says.
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/10/25/details-1-indictment-in-jonbenet-ramsey-slaying-to-be-released/

#abuse, #child, #fox-news

Adoption – How Safe Are Children – Under New Rules

Adoption by Choice, Erie PA

Adoption by Choice, Erie PA (Photo credit: hbimedialibrary)

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Adoption (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Office of National Statistics has reported that more children are being adopted between the ages of one and four. The proportion rose to 62% last year, up from 58% of all children adopted in 2010. Total adoptions in England and Wales increased by 6% to 4,734. The number of adoptions of children under the age of one fell from 95 to 76. The figures follow David Cameron’s announcement, last month, to overhaul adoption law. He wants children to move in with potential families before legal procedures are finalised.

As l have written before my real worry about speeding up any procedure, when the legalities are not fully in place, can lead to problems in the future.

The mere fact that we have more children awaiting adoption, should not be the reason to be cavalier about their lives! We must protect them at against changes,that could lead them one day to be vulnerable! This maybe a way for this government to save money on ” legal aid” but it should not be the most important reason for changing legislation!

One of the far-reaching effects of such a changes due to that ” before legal procedures are finalised ” it will become a costly mistake in the future when the child is old enough to make decisions for themselves.In that ” legalities of procedural rights” may then become a litigation issue and further costly legal procedures maybe required! This then maybe the plan of any government as to eventually make changes to ” Legal Aid ” as to eventually “water it down” or eradicate its use! Though it will always provide the ” Legal Eagles” with work, even though it will be private work and costly to the client! This of course does not even consider trauma caused to both the client and their well-being! 

So l say NO! to Cameron’s or any government that proposes such changes, whereby they put any child into an environment before ” all legalities of procedure” have been FULLY completed and the i’s have been dotted and the t’s crossed!                           

#adoption, #child, #david-cameron, #england, #england-and-wales, #law, #legal-eagles, #office-for-national-statistics

FTC Seeks Comments on Additional Proposed Revisions to Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule

Privowiki main page screenshot

Privowiki main page screenshot (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

FTC Seeks Comments on Additional Proposed Revisions to Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule

Children’s On-line Privacy Protection Rule has not changed since 1999 and this will be the first real overall of the system.

With the rise of social media ever on our mind it has become a matter of not just how ,we protect our children! But the fact we must at all costs shield them from the type of people who will at any cost, exploit their social appetite for such sites as Facebook and the like!

As the rise of social media has grown to obtain every extra morsel of information about our lives, it has led to many cases of children being exploited for gain! As in the past we have moaned and tried to stop our children consuming sugary drinks or eating quick snacks and we failed.

This time it is different and we must act now and l welcome any changes that will strengthen this act and provide a way to protect their fragile minds!

This time we must not fail them, they are our future!

via FTC Seeks Comments on Additional Proposed Revisions to Children’s On-line Privacy Protection Rule.

#child, #children, #childrens-online-privacy-protection-act, #coppa, #federal-trade-commission, #ftc, #httpwww-facebook-comacedebtnews, #internet-privacy, #personally-identifiable-information, #privacy, #security, #social-media

Family Courts Are They One Way To Stop Legal Aid

Barnet Civil and Family Court Centre on Regent...

Barnet Civil and Family Court Centre on Regents Park Road, Finchley. It is a civil and family courts centre. The building’s address is St Mary’s Court, and the photographer believes that there used to be a school of the same name on this site. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A move has been a foot for many a year whereby successive governments have tried to find a family friendly way to deal more effectively, with family disputes over children! Some cases have dragged out over many weeks and months and of course costs have spiraled out of control. So sooner rather than later something had to be done.

The news today provided an insight to the new system and its implementation and l have added an extract or flavour of what has been published!

Extract of published proposal:- 

Proposals to change the culture of family courts and speed up cases in England and Wales have been published. The plans include a single family court run by judges and magistrates to replace the current system where judges sit in multiple court buildings. Family courts often deal with child custody cases following divorce or separation. The “time-wasting” use of expert witnesses is to be cut substantially. There will be a time limit of 26 weeks for all but exceptional cases involving children’s futures. Last spring, the average case took 57 weeks, falling to 51 weeks in the last quarter. The Mail hopes that the issue of secrecy in family courts is addressed: “But would it be asking too much if he might address the veil of secrecy that hangs over family courts – all the more worrying, since the numbers of children in care have surged by 10,000 to 30,000 since the horrifying Baby P case in 2008? Yes, children’s identities must be protected. But transparency and publicity are always the strongest shields against miscarriages of justice.”

My Views:- 

The fact that we are looking at reducing time taken to process these cases seems on the face of it, an excellent way but by cutting the time in these types of cases, leads to problems! The wasted time as it has been called provides the judges with a broader picture of certain cases,as a number of key facts, do not always come to light until late into the case! This golden opportunity would be lost and mistakes on custody of vulnerable children, may well be awarded to the wrong person. This may lead to further court cases, causing further trauma for both the child and the other parties concerned.We are not simply dealing with cases of theft or even a simple divorce [ Not that these cannot be long drawn out] but in these cases a young, vulnerable child!

The second point is the issue relating to secrecy and to numbers of children in care, is it not better that a child is put into care, either short-term or long if the welfare of that child is threatened. Let us be honest with ourselves at this point, do we not live in a precarious world of bad if not in some cases evil people. Who prey on these types of children as a vent for some twisted ideas, laid upon them by their parents or lack of good parental control! When l was young we called this ” falling in with the wrong crowd” well it has got worst not better! So some veil of secrecy must be up held as protection against these types of people and much worse using cases like this to further their own ends! We all know how much money can be made with a good story, some unscrupulous journalists hang onto a story like a ” dog with a bone ” holding on to every bit of it, just to make their facts fit a story!

Finally and the reason for my heading for this story and what is behind it all! Whenever changes to policies in government take place they have a monetary aspect, as l said by the fact cases drag out over many months! The related costs of ” legal aid” can run into hundreds of thousands of pounds and it all has to be paid for by the good old taxpayer! Well in these austere days for some, our politicians can make us feel better with words like, WE CARE, WE WANT TO HELP and my favourite WE WANT TO SAVE THE TAXPAYER MONEY! So by proposing SWEEPING changes and a DRASTIC overhaul they will be able to save money, for WHO and at WHAT COST!

This could lead to SWEEPING AWAY THE LEGAL AID SYSTEM so if you can pay and remember the costs for private legal services are much higher for the legal eagles. Then with no system of help for the less well off, we will see a lot more miscarriages of justice in this country.

So l for one look for many more of these ” Sweeping Changes and Drastic Overhauls ” and will report as l see them occurring!

 

#child, #child-care, #child-custody, #current-events, #england-and-wales, #family, #family-court, #government, #legal-aid, #wales