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EX-UK FM Johnson slammed for comments on child abuse inquiry

Boris Johnson has again made headlines by calling child abuse inquiry a huge waste of public money. Read more

EX-UK FM Johnson slammed for comments on child abuse inquiry

Boris Johnson has again made headlines by calling child abuse inquiry a huge waste of public money. Read more

EX-UK FM Johnson slammed for comments on child abuse inquiry

Boris Johnson has again made headlines by calling child abuse inquiry a huge waste of public money. Read more

Trump to Divert Up to $385 Million From Crucial Health Programs To Pay for...

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Video: Dems Accuse Trump Admin of “State-Sponsored Child Abuse” as Separated Migrant Children Scandal...

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Child Abuse, the Catholic Church and the Justice of Real Consequences

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Video: Double life: Anti-child abuse activist arrested for pedophilia

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A 20 year-old man faces felony child abuse charges after he was found in a Mississippi...

Man charged with child abuse after five drugged girls found with him in Mississippi...

A 20 year-old man faces felony child abuse charges after he was found in a Mississippi...

Cover Ups and Confessions: Pope Francis and Child Abuse

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Video: Rotherham child abuse scandal: ‘UK authorities didn’t want to be branded racist’–Ramadhan Foundation

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The Pentagon funded Afghan military and security forces despite knowing that some of them were involved...

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The US government shrugs off child abuse in Afghanistan but is more than happy to push...

Toddler gives evidence in court to put child abuser behind bars

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Video: Field McConnell On Elite Global Child Abuse Rings & How They Get Away...

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A Question of Accountability: Cardinal Pell, the Vatican and Child Abuse

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£1mn child abuse inquiry into ex-PM Edward Heath closed due to ‘lack of evidence’

A £1 million ($1.25mn) taxpayer funded child abuse investigation into former Prime Minister Sir Edward Heath has been closed by police, reportedly due to...

Penn State child abuse scandal costing university over $237mn

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Rotherham Child Abuse: Eight Jailed For Rape And Sexual Abuse Of Three Girls

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Video: David Icke On Donald Trump, Brexit, Child Abuse Inquiry, His World Tour &...

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Video: Dutroux 20 years on: state sponsored child abuse, VIPs hypnotising & sexually abusing...

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Police arrest 900 Syrians in England and Wales for crimes including rape and child...

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New UK Child Abuse Scandal: Council Failed Background Checks on School-Run Taxi Drivers

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New UK Child Abuse Scandal: Council Failed Background Checks on School-Run Taxi Drivers

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Hundreds of convicted rapists & child abusers removed from sex offenders register

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Child abuse survivors demand redress from N. Ireland Executive

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Cop who investigates child abuse is himself charged with child sex offences

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Video: Sandra Fecht: ” Ritual Satanic Child Abuse Is A Global Reality. Victims Have...

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Child abuse cases up 30% in UK – NSPCC

Reported child abuse cases in the UK have risen by over 30 percent in the...

G4S child abuse scandal: Wardens dealing with kids ‘must wear body cameras’ — watchdog

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Online child abuse investigation leads to hundreds of arrest

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Video: Joanne Mjadzelics: “Police covered Up Ian Watkins Child Abuse To Protect Very Powerful...

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Video: Fiona Barnett Witnessed Child Abuse And Murder Involving 3 Former Australian Prime Ministers!

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British police team to probe child abuse cover-ups

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UK body to probe ‘police failure’ in child abuse claim against ex-PM

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Video: One dead, 25 injured as violent clashes break out at Pakistan rally against...

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Video: This is Child Abuse: Social Worker Breaks Silence Over Conditions Inside Immigrant Detention...

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Video: Mickey Summers On The Cover-Up of Historic Child Abuse In Nottingham.

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New Probe Exposes Horrific Child Abuse by Israeli Forces

Palestinian children face chokeholds, stun grenades, and forced confessions at the hands of Israeli forces, Human Rights Watch report reveals by Sarah Lazare Israeli forces are choking,...

Police criticized for poor handling of child abuse investigation

Some analysts blame the British police for deliberately mismanaging child sexual abuse cases after a recent report found that about 38% of their investigations were inadequate. “In many...

Minneapolis church turns blind eye on child abuse

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Why Shouldn’t We Arrest All Of Congress As Child Abusers?

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Met Police To Be Investigated For Covering Up Establishment Child Abuse

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VIP paedophile files: The sick web of high-powered and well-connected child abusers

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Anonymous Vows to Assault Homes of Pedophiles to Avenge Child Abuse Victims

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New Pope Can End Church Cover-Up of Child Abuse

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Child abuse inquiry: Why can’t we find somebody fit to investigate the Establishment?

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Cops write off child abuse victims

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Evangelist Nazis And Child Abuse

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Failure of Authorities Lead to Rotherham Child Abuse

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Brother Of Tory MP Faces 21 Charges Of Child Abuse

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Tory child abuse inquiry in chaos; Did Margaret Thatcher cover up child abuse?

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Pressure on Cameron to investigate high level child abuse

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Juvenile Prison: $5 Billion for Child Abuse

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The Secret List Of Parents Labeled “Child Abusers” Without Due Process

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ACE: aiding and abetting child abusers

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US child abuser keeps Navy career

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Pope Francis sets up committee to fight child abuse in the Catholic Church

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British police nab another child abuser

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British courts fail child abuse victims

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Corporate Child Abuse: The Unseen Global Epidemic

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Breaking Their Will: The Sick Biblical Literalism That Leads to Child Abuse and Even...

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UK charity seeks to stop child abuse

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Australia opens child abuse inquiry

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NI police launch child abuse probe

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'Israeli rabbi guilty of child abuse'

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'Israeli rabbi guilty of child abuse'

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7 jailed over Oxford child abuse ring

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UN details grave child abuses in Syria and 20 other countries

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Tip Of The Iceberg: Police Uncover 140 Cases Of Child Abuse

A police investigation into child abuse at children's care homes in the UK has uncovered "significant evidence of systemic and serious sexual and physical abuse" dating back decades.

Bogus Child Abuse Charges for Pregnant Drug-Using Moms

Drug-using women can be punished for the assumption that they harmed their fetuses, even if there is no evidence other than drug use itself.

February 11, 2013  |  

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Editor's note: America has a long history of treating the poor like criminals, from legislation banning the transportation of poor people across state lines to anti-vagrancy laws that could land you in jail if you didn't have a job or a home. We've come to rely on the criminal justice system to deal with the poor, even as more and more Americans fall into poverty. The following is part of a series that looks at the diverse ways poverty is criminalized in America, such as laws targeting the homeless, the surveillance of welfare recipients, the re-emergence of debtor prisons, and extreme policing tactics like stop-and-frisk.

After suffering a stillbirth in South Carolina, 21-year-old Regina McKnight was arrested and charged with her fetus’ homicide because she used cocaine while pregnant. McKnight served eight years in prison for a loss that, as it turned out, she did not even cause. In 2008, with four years of her sentence left to serve, the South Carolina Supreme Court said the state used “outdated” research to make its case and overturned McNight’s conviction.

While prosecutors had claimed McKnight’s cocaine use caused her stillbirth, the Court said McKnight’s attorneys failed to secure testimony from experts who would have explained how “recent studies show[ed] that cocaine is no more harmful to a fetus than nicotine use, poor nutrition, lack of prenatal care, or other conditions commonly associated with the urban poor.”

McKnight’s case is not unusual. A recent study examining the outcome of pro-life policies since Roe v. Wade through 2005 identified more than 400 pregnant women who were arrested, incarcerated or forced into health “treatment” they did not want or need. As the data make clear, drug war stigma and racism were central to such prosecutions: 84 percent of these cases alleged that the woman, “in addition to continuing her pregnancy, had used an illegal drug,” particularly cocaine. Fifty-two percent of the women targeted are black.

Legal Rights for Fetuses 

The cases do not necessarily include the death of a fetus, as in McKnight’s case. Drug-using women can be punished for the assumption that they harmed their fetuses, even if there is no evidence other than drug use itself. In states where feticide or “personhood” measures define an egg, embryo or fetus as a child, "child abuse" can occur in the womb.

In South Dakota, a 12-weeks pregnant, homeless, 28-year-old Native American woman, Martina Greywind, was charged with “reckless endangerment” for using inhalants during her pregnancy. After two weeks in jail, she was able to obtain a release for a medical appointment where she received an abortion. Her case was dismissed, with the state noting that her pregnancy’s termination made her charges “no longer ripe for litigation,” while the prosecutor told media it was “no longer worth the time or expense to prosecute her.”

Lynn Paltrow of the National Advocates for Pregnant Woman, one of the groups that worked on the study, says the trend of incarcerating women for harming their fetuses with drug use is part of the larger effort to create separate legal rights for fertilized eggs and embryos. According to Paltrow, the legal principle that fetuses are separate entities with their own legal rights involves a “synergetic effect” established through case law.

One such precedent was established earlier this month in the Alabama Supreme Court, which ruled that “the crime of chemical endangerment” -- exposing a child to a controlled substance or the environment in which it was produced -- applies to a fetus in a womb. The concurring opinion defined a fetus as a child, noting that the state has the responsibility to “protect life.” In these cases, the pro-life rhetoric works with equally flawed drug war stigma to criminalize women for crimes against an “unborn child.”

While the Alabama ruling rests firmly on the belief that a fetus is a child, it also stems from the notion that exposing infants to methamphetamine is so damaging it should be labeled a crime. Studies have repeatedly found that the developmental effects of prenatal exposure to methamphetamine are not clear.

According to the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology’s special information sheet about meth exposure in-utero, "the effects of maternal methamphetamine use cannot be separated from other factors” and there "is no syndrome or disorder that can specifically be identified for babies who were exposed in utero to methamphetamine."

Bogus Child Abuse Charges for Pregnant, Drug-Using Women (Hard Times USA)

A woman who uses drugs can be punished just for the assumption that using drugs has harmed her fetus.

February 11, 2013  |  

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Editor's note: America has a long history of treating the poor like criminals, from legislation banning the transportation of poor people across state lines to anti-vagrancy laws that could land you in jail if you didn't have a job or a home. We've come to rely on the criminal justice system to deal with the poor, even as more and more Americans fall into poverty. The following article is part of a series that looks at the diverse ways our countrycriminalizes poverty, including laws targeting the homeless, the surveillance of welfare recipients, the re-emergence of debtor prisons, and extreme policing tactics like stop-and-frisk.

After suffering a stillbirth in South Carolina, 21-year-old Regina McKnight was arrested and charged with murdering her fetus because she used cocaine while pregnant. McKnight served eight years in prison for a loss that, as it turned out, she did not even cause. In 2008, with four years of her sentence left to serve, the South Carolina Supreme Court said the state used “outdated” research to make its case and overturned McNight’s conviction.

While prosecutors had claimed McKnight’s cocaine use caused her stillbirth, the Court said McKnight’s attorneys failed to secure testimony from experts who would have explained how “recent studies show[ed] that cocaine is no more harmful to a fetus than nicotine use, poor nutrition, lack of prenatal care, or other conditions commonly associated with the urban poor.”

McKnight’s case is not unusual. A recent study examining the outcome of pro-life policies since Roe v. Wade through 2005 identified more than 400 pregnant women who were arrested, incarcerated or forced into health “treatment” they did not want or need. As the data make clear, drug war stigma and racism were central to such prosecutions: 84 percent of these cases alleged that the woman, “in addition to continuing her pregnancy, had used an illegal drug,” particularly cocaine. Fifty-two percent of the women targeted are black.

Legal Rights for Fetuses 

The cases do not necessarily include the death of a fetus, as in McKnight’s case. A woman who uses drugs can be punished for the assumption that she has harmed her fetus, even if her drug use is the only evidence against her. In states where feticide or “personhood” measures define an egg, embryo or fetus as a child, "child abuse" can occur in the womb.

In South Dakota, a 12-weeks pregnant, homeless, 28-year-old Native American woman, Martina Greywind, was charged with “reckless endangerment” for using inhalants during her pregnancy. After two weeks in jail, she was able to obtain a release for a medical appointment where she received an abortion. Her case was dismissed, with the state noting that her pregnancy’s termination made her charges “no longer ripe for litigation,” while the prosecutor told media it was “no longer worth the time or expense to prosecute her.”

Lynn Paltrow of the National Advocates for Pregnant Woman, lead author of the pro-life policies study, says that cases targeting women who become pregnant, go to term, and use an illicit drug or alcohol are part of the larger effort to create separate legal rights for fertilized eggs and embryos.

One such precedent was established last month in the Alabama Supreme Court, which ruled that “the crime of chemical endangerment” -- exposing a child to a controlled substance or the environment in which it was produced -- applies to a fetus in a womb. The concurring opinion defined a fetus as a child, noting that the state has the responsibility to “protect life.” In these cases, the pro-life rhetoric works with equally flawed drug war stigma to criminalize women for crimes against an “unborn child.”

While the Alabama ruling rests firmly on the belief that a fetus is a child, it also stems from the notion that exposing infants to methamphetamine is so damaging it should be labeled a crime. Studies have repeatedly found that the developmental effects of prenatal exposure to methamphetamine are not clear. According to the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology’s special information sheet about meth exposure in-utero, "the effects of maternal methamphetamine use cannot be separated from other factors," and there "is no syndrome or disorder that can specifically be identified for babies who were exposed in utero to methamphetamine."

Child Services 

On February 7, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that a positive drug test does not prove parental neglect and that the state’s child protection services do not have jurisdiction over pregnant women. “The court’s decision protects the rights of all pregnant women and in so doing actually protects maternal, fetal, and child health,” Lynn Paltrow said. 

While the Alabama ruling interpreted a criminal statute, the New Jersey law interpreted a civil statute. The former provides for a criminal case and prosecution, while the latter turns the matter over to child protective services, which is not always as benign as it sounds.

“Facing jail or the loss of custody of child are both devastating consequences, both likely to deter a mother from getting care,” Paltrow said. “But one does send you to jail, potentially for life, and the other puts you in the civil child welfare system.”

Lawrence S. Lustberg, an attorney who worked on the case, told AlterNet, “Nobody is endorsing the use of drugs while one is pregnant, but the problem with regulating it and allowing for state interference or state scrutiny of women who are pregnant leads to two problems.” The first is that threatening a woman with the removal of her children due to behavior while pregnant  “is going to disincentivize women from doing the right thing, from getting care," Lustberg said. “Women who are drug-addicted, alcoholics, or have other problems while pregnant  should be encouraged to seek help, and if you threaten to take their children away they will be discouraged from seeking help, and that’s damaging to women and children.”

Another issue, Lustberg said, is that punishing pregnant women for crimes against a fetus encourages much broader oversight of children and mothers' lives. “The research shows that drug use...while potentially harmful, is no more harmful than a number of other things that are legal. Not just alcohol, but working too hard, not getting enough exercise, getting too much exercise, not eating the right things, sleep — all kinds of things that correlate with problems upon childbirth," he said. “Once you start allowing the state to intrude into that whole decision-making process, there is no end to it, and you would be subjecting pregnant women to a level of oversight by the government that you would not be subjecting any other people in our entire society to, and that is very troubling indeed.”

History of Racism

“The prosecutors typically charge the least popular most politically vulnerable women in town -- usually drug-using, African-American women," said Lynn Paltrow. She adds that prosecutors “try to get a court to decide that the word 'child' in the child-abuse statute applies to eggs, embryos, and fetuses” by suggesting that the law would only be used “against drug-using women,” and then setting the precedent for “unequal system of law for all pregnant women.”

The majority of these kinds of cases involve black women, and cocaine is the mostly commonly cited drug used to justify an arrest for fetal harm. The crack era of the ‘90s portrayed black women as enemies in the war on drugs. Media coverage of the crack cocaine “epidemic” churned out images of the “crack whore” whose reckless pleasure-seeking unknowingly or even intentionally harmed her unborn child. The media sensationalized the “crack baby,” providing an emotionally charged icon of victimization, while pregnant, black drug users were scapegoated for a policy failure to prevent crack cocaine use.

Researchers following children who were exposed to cocaine before they were born have found that the long-term effects are relatively minor. The infants exposed to crack cocaine in the ‘90s are now growing up, and most of them are leading normal, healthy lives.  

One study found that cocaine exposure slows fetal growth, but the difference went away as cocaine-exposed children grew up.

Research measuring brain function has found that cocaine-exposed children may have a harder time with tasks requiring attention management, as well as deviant behavior. Still, as Harolyn M. Belcher, a neurodevelopmental pediatrician who is director of research at the Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Family Center in Baltimore, told the New York Times in 2009, these conclusions are “subtle and hard to generalize.”

“Just because it is statistically significant doesn’t mean that it is a huge public health impact,” Belcher told the Times. In 1997 for example, a study found that clinicians could not distinguish “crack-addicted babies” from babies born to comparable mothers who did not use cocaine.

Most women using crack cocaine while pregnant were also using other substances, and most of the children in these studies are poor, and are subject to a variety of other risk factors that affect cognitive development and behavior, like inadequate healthcare and schools, unstable family situations, and exposure to lead. In 2001, a comprehensive study concluded: “[T]here is no convincing evidence that prenatal cocaine exposure is associated with any developmental toxicity difference in severity, scope, or kind from the [consequences] of many other risk factors.”

“Society’s expectations of the children,” Deborah A. Frank, a Boston pediatrician, told the Times, “and reaction to the mothers are completely guided not by the toxicity, but by the social meaning” of the drug.

Barriers to Treatment

Even seeking treatment for substance addiction does not safeguard a pregnant woman from persecution. Wisconsinite Rachael Lowe, 20, learned this the hard way, when her attempt to seek treatment for her Oxycontin addiction landed her in a psychiatric ward more than an hour away from her husband and 2-year-old son. While she was held against her will in the psychiatric ward, she did not receive prenatal care, but was prescribed several medications, including Xanax. Lowe’s fetus received legal representation, but Lowe did not receive legal counsel until 12 days after she was taken into custody.

At a later hearing, a doctor testified that Lowe’s addiction posed no significant risk to the health of the fetus, and the court said Lowe would be released from what the study called her “hospital-based incarceration.” But the state was still allowed access to her womb, as Lowe was under surveillance and supervision for the remainder of the pregnancy, required to provide urine samples and cooperate with law enforcement and health professionals. As a result of the intervention, Lowe lost her jobs, and her husband had to take a leave of absence from his job.

For pregnant addicts, withdrawing from drugs like narcotic painkillers and heroin can be a greater danger to both the woman and the fetus. Nonetheless, prosecutors and judges who demand full abstinence have criminalized pregnant women who are taking methadone to curb their drug cravings. The legal system’s failure to recognize the complexity of a pregnant woman’s health decisions can have the effect of scaring women out of treatment -- causing danger to both them and their fetus.

Prenatal exposure to opiates like heroin and oxycodone is not associated with birth defects or impeded growth and development, but it is associated with withdrawal symptoms in newborns that trained professionals can manage and eliminate. 

In pregnant women, withdrawal symptoms can cause uterine contractions, miscarriage or early labor that may be more damaging to the child.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services advises:

If you’re pregnant and using drugs such as heroin or abusing opioid prescription painkillers, it’s important that you get help for yourself and your unborn baby. Methadone maintenance treatment can help you stop using those drugs. It is safe for the baby, keeps you free of withdrawal, and gives you a chance to take care of yourself.

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‘Shocking’ Report Reveals Thousands of Migrant Children Have Been Sexually Abused While in US...

A House hearing on the Trump administration's family separation policy on Tuesday revealed that thousands of children in U.S. custody over the past five...
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Video: UK State Sponsored Child Sexual Abuse – John Wedger, ex Met police Detective...

UK State Sponsored Child Sexual Abuse Covered up by Met Police Commissioners including Cressida Dick - ex-DC John Wedger www.jonwedger.com ... Via Youtube
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Video: UK State Sponsored Child Sexual Abuse – John Wedger, ex Met police Detective...

UK State Sponsored Child Sexual Abuse Covered up by Met Police Commissioners including Cressida Dick - ex-DC John Wedger www.jonwedger.com ... Via Youtube

Dog helps Oregon man to be exonerated from 50 year prison sentence for child...

An Oregon man sentenced to 50 years in prison for sexually abusing his daughter has had...

Pennsylvania AG says Vatican helped conceal abuse of over 1,000 children — RT US...

The Pennsylvania attorney general has revealed that the Vatican was aware of the massive cover-up of...

Pennsylvania Priests Abused 1,000 Children and Covered It Up

In Pennsylvania, a grand jury report has revealed that more than 300 Catholic priests sexually abused 1,000 children, and possibly thousands more, over seven...
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Video: Shocking Investigation Reveals Pennsylvania Priests Abused 1,000 Children and Covered Up the Abuse

https://democracynow.org - In Pennsylvania, a grand jury report has revealed that more than 300 Catholic priests sexually abused 1000 children, and possibly ... Via Youtube

31 charged with child sex abuse offences including rape & trafficking in West Yorkshire...

Police have charged 30 men and a woman with child sex abuse offences, including rape,...

Florida man caught watching child porn in doctor’s office, confesses to years of abuse...

A Florida man has admitted to molesting three children, taking pictures of children in public and...

Man who said he was the victim of VIP child sex abuse and murder...

The man who claimed he was the victim of a VIP child sex abuse and...

Anti-child-abuse activist & former Nobel Peace Prize nominee arrested for planning sex with 2yo...

A co-founder of a sexual violence awareness group, who was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize...
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Video: Satanic Ritual Abusing Home Office: Geoffrey Dickens, Child Sexual Abuse dossier, Leon Brittan

Child Sexual Abuse and Satanic Ritual Abuse: Geoffery Dickens MP burgled after handing paedophile dossier to Leon Brittan: Geoffrey Dickens, who handed ... Via Youtube
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Video: As Harvey Weinstein is Arrested, New Film Starring Laura Dern & Common Looks...

https://democracynow.org - Part 2 of our conversation with filmmaker Jennifer Fox, director of the new movie “The Tale,” a narrative memoir about her own...
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Video: “The Tale”: Astonishing New Movie Tackles Filmmaker Jennifer Fox’s Reckoning with Child Sexual...

https://democracynow.org - As the #MeToo movement has inspired women around the world to come forward with their stories of sexual harassment, abuse and ... Via...
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Video: Change of French child sex abuse laws will make problem worse – experts

Plans to change French laws to give stricter punishments for child sex abusers, have fallen foul of experts who say it will make the...

Teacher’s adopted child taken away over classroom sex abuse claims – while he wasn’t...

A teacher accused of groping female pupils had his newly adopted child taken away, although...

Catholic Church fights new child sex abuse bills in Florida & Georgia as ‘unfair’...

The Catholic Church is opposing new child sex abuse legislation in both Georgia and New York....
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Video: Sexual abuse & rape claims by children from Russian orphanage trigger probe

Sexual abuse that reportedly took place in an orphan boarding school sent shockwaves across Russia after its former residents described the horrors that happened...

Number of possible victims in Rotherham child-abuse investigation rises by over 100 — RT...

The number of possible victims in the Rotherham child sex-abuse scandal has skyrocketed to over...
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Video: US Olympic committee accused of child sex abuse cover-up

The U.S. Olympic Committee - and the country's gymnastics governing body - are being accused of helping cover up years of sex abuse and...
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Video: ‘Culturally accepted’: US troops ordered to ignore child sex abuse in Afghanistan

US military personnel deploying to Afghanistan were taught that child sexual abuse is a “culturally accepted practice” in the country, a new Pentagon report...

Live-streaming of child sexual abuse a growing trend, charity warns — RT UK News

Published time: 17 Nov, 2017 12:50 Children as young as two months of age are...

How We Moved Congress to Action on Abuse of Palestinian Children in Military Detention

People take part in a demonstration of Palestinians living in Greece to mark the Palestinian Prisoners Day, in Thessaloniki, Greece, on April 21, 2017....

British couple jailed after live streaming sexual abuse of child to US pedophile via...

Published time: 27 Oct, 2017 08:06 A Devon couple who drugged a young girl they...

Rotherham: 12 More Men Charged with Child Sex Abuse Offences

A further 12 men have been charged in connection with the sexual abuse of eight young girls in Rotherham as part of...

Suspected fantasist faces prosecution over VIP child sex abuse claims, as inquiries draw blank

An alleged fantasist known only as ‘Nick’, who claimed he had been raped and abused...
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Video: Orphaned by war: Children in Iraq exposed to rape, abuse, might be killed...

The battle to force ISIS from war-torn Iraq has devastated civilian lives in parts of the country, with children particularly affected. RT's Murad Gazdiev...

Suspected child sexual abuser caught after texting on flight

Published time: 4 Aug, 2017 17:04 Edited time: 5 Aug, 2017 15:54 A quick-thinking airline passenger...
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Video: ‘Pentagon should declassify report on ‘child sex abuse’ by Afghan forces’ – Govt...

'Pentagon should declassify report on 'child sex abuse' by Afghan forces' – Govt watchdog The US government's Afghanistan watchdog has urged the Pentagon ... Via...

Rolf Harris freed from prison after 3yrs to face child sex abuse charges in...

Published time: 19 May, 2017 12:17 Disgraced former TV entertainer Rolf Harris has been released...

#Rapeclause: Abuse survivors must do extra paperwork to claim benefits for ‘non-consensual’ children

Published time: 6 Apr, 2017 15:24 Britain’s Conservative government has ruled that victims of rape must...

Child sex abuse is not being taken seriously by UK police – report

Children reporting violent sexual crimes are not being taken seriously by the police, Britain’s victims’...

Child sex abuser imprisoned girl in ‘hidey-hole’ behind fridge guarded by Alsatians

A sex offender described as “paranoid and short-tempered,” who used a hidey-hole guarded by dogs...

Priests, teachers, coaches: Children’s home sex abuse survivors publish harrowing report

More details are emerging on the alleged sexual abuse of dozens of children at a...

Racist abuse derails Facebook campaign to foster child refugees

A social media campaign to recruit foster parents for child asylum seekers was derailed after...

Exorcisms & religious abuse of children missed by untrained UK police

Hundreds of children facing religious abuse and ‘exorcisms’ because their families are convinced they are...
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Video: Perjurer, Freemason & child sexual abuser: retired North Wales police superintendent Gordon Anglesea

ANGLESEA GUILTY; BRYN ESTYN; THE BIGGER PICTURE In the UK, on 21 October 2016, Gordon Anglesea was found guilty of sexually abusing boys at...
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Video: UK state sponsored child sexual abuse cover-up latest: top lawyer Ben Emmerson suspended

So-called human rights lawyer Ben Emmerson e-mailed panel members to warn them not to talk publicly. The Westminster sex abuse scandal we should all...

'Child sex capital of Britain': Police accused of failing to act on 150 pages...

Police in the town of Telford, Shropshire have been strongly criticised for their lack of...
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Video: Sexually abused as children, then silenced by mental health professionals.

Author of 'An Oath To Hell' (2008) Sam Hill and Jenny Grace, who wrote 'Nowhere To Belong' under the penname Harmony Brooks describe early...

Child sex abuse still rampant in Rotherham despite report on 1,000s of victims –...

Thousands of young girls are being groomed for sex in Rotherham on an “industrial scale,” but abuse victims say authorities have failed to get...

6mn UK adults suffered abuse as children – crime study

Up to six million adults in the UK say they suffered emotional, physical or sexual...

Institutional child sex abuse inquiry loses third head… and it hasn’t even started yet

Britain’s gigantic inquiry into institutional child abuse is facing another setback after the top judge...

Over 500 potential victims identified in single child sex abuse investigation

A major investigation by Police Scotland has identified 523 children as potential victims of online sexual abuse after it uncovered as many as 30...
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Video: Lib Dem John Hemming On The Child Sex Abuse Inquiry & Britain’s Forced...

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£18mn investigation into historic child sex abuse case delayed again

A public inquest into the alleged child abuse crimes of the late Lord Janner has...

Church of England ‘buries’ shocking child sex abuse report

The Church of England published a damning report on the horrific abuse of youngsters at...

VIP child sex abuse: 14 new corruption inquiries leveled against London police

British police are alleged to have covered up cases of child sex abuse perpetrated by...
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Video: Marilyn Hawes “2.5 Million Children Being Abused Today & The Government Denies...

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Video: Fear of ‘Rocking the Boat’: Why BBC refused to speak on Rotherham’s child...

Rotherham was at the center of a child sex abuse scandal which saw systematic molestation of more than 1400 children as young as 12...

Serial pedophile Huckle blames his ‘immaturity’ for abuse of up to 200 Asian children

British pedophile Richard Huckle, who is believed to have raped or molested up to 200...

‘Poor kids are easier’: Christian volunteer abused up to 200 children in Asia

A pedophile Christian who targeted impoverished children is suspected of having raped and molested up...
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Video: Unsafe haven: Child sexual abuse scandal hits Turkish refugee camp praised by Merkel

Harrowing accounts by pre-teen victims of a rapist at Turkey's Nizip refugee camp paint a picture of systematic abuse at the site designed to...

Ex-PM Edward Heath child sex abuse claims to be investigated despite cost concerns

Police have announced they will continue to investigate allegations of child sex abuse by late Prime Minister Edward Heath, despite MPs raising concerns about...

VIP child sex abuse: Is Cliff Richard on verge of being charged?

Prosecutors are considering whether to bring charges against the veteran entertainer Sir Cliff Richard over allegations of historical sexual abuse. The Crown Prosecution Service was...

Cameron U-turn offers hope to lone child refugees in EU at risk of abuse

David Cameron has caved into demands for Britain to take in more child refugees who...

Rotherham Child Sex Abuse: 300 New Suspects

The National Crime Agency (NCA) said most of the potential suspects were Asian men, while the vast majority of victims were young British girls. The...

The UK Child Sex Abuse People’s Tribunal publishes its findings

The UK Child Sex Abuse People’s Tribunal (UKCSAPT) has found that Governmental institutions failed to provide survivors of sexual abuse with meaningful opportunities for...

US bishops hide sex abuse of hundreds of children

Two Roman Catholic bishops, at the helm of a church in the US state of Pennsylvania, have helped cover up the sexual abuse of...

Fox host Bill O’Reilly loses custody of children amid abuse allegations

Fox News Channel host Bill O’Reilly lost custody of his teenage children over allegations of domestic abuse by his ex-wife. The New York Appellate Division...

Police ignored 3 chances to arrest Lord Janner over child sex abuse claims

Police and prosecutors missed out on three opportunities to arrest Lord Janner over claims that he sexually abused a string of underage children from...
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Video: NATO wars distract national attention away from VIPaedophile child sexual abuse

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjlthGH_yEk&w=580&h=385] How the Establishment hid the monster in their midst: As MPs demand an inquiry into the covering-up of a VIP child abuse ring,...
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Video: The Pope is Dishonest About Zero Tolerance for Child Sex Abuse

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNOo6ZGRtNM&w=580&h=385] Pam Spees of the Center for Constitutional Rights and Barbara Blaine of SNAP say the Catholic Church and Pope Francis are not serious...

Video: Sandra Fecht: “Children Are Being Abused In Satanic Rituals. David Icke Was Right”.

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​Former Labour peer in court over child sex abuse charges

A former senior British politician has appeared in a court in London to face historical child sex abuse charges. Former Labour peer, Lord Janner, arrived at...

Cameron says ‘no limit’ on child sex abuse inquiry – if you believe that,...

British Prime Minister, David Cameron, has pledged full support to the country’s law enforcement agencies investigating child abuse allegations against high-profile politicians. Cameron says police...
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Video: Chokeholds & Beatings: IDF abuse Palestinian children — Human Rights Watch

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xct1PwgH3mQ&w=580&h=385] Israeli security forces have abused Palestinian children, choking, beating and coercing them into confessions - that's according to a recent Human Rights Watch...

Child Hood Abuse Survivor Faces Jail NHS DRUG INDUCED PSYCOSIS

The horrors of prescribed medication in the UK for  Joanne Peacher Nhs Nightmare The horrors of prescribed medication in the UK — how Police lock...

Child sex abuse investigations ‘inadequate’ — police watchdog

Police investigations into allegations of historical child sex abuse have been branded “inadequate” in a new report, which claims more than one-third of such...
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Video: As France Suspends Soldiers for Child Sexual Abuse, Will UN Tackle Impunity for...

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEH939D3DOA&w=580&h=385] http://democracynow.org - In the latest allegations of child sex abuse by Western troops in the countries they are supposed to be protecting, France...

British politician to stand in the dock over child sex abuse

In the UK, Labour peer Greville Ewan Janner is set to stand trial over alleged child sex abuses. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has announced...

​Police suppressed child sex abuse report ahead of 2010 UK election

(RT)  - Britain’s second largest police force suppressed the release of a report detailing how criminal gangs were sexually grooming vulnerable young girls, over fears...

Scottish police investigate Lord Janner over child sex abuse

Police in Scotland are investigating claims that Lord Greville Janner, rumored to have been a prolific child sex offender, abused a boy there in...

Revealed: MI5 blackmailed child sex abusers

Some reports suggest that the British Security Service, MI5, shielded pedophile politicians from prosecution to blackmail them back in the 1970s.  "There's now substantial evidence...

‘UK shy of enough land to lock up all child sex abusers’

Britain’s child protection chief says the UK does not have enough land to build prisons and put all its child sex abusers behind bars. The...

1400 investigated in child sex abuse inquiry

UK police have investigated more than 14,000 individuals, including politicians and celebrities, over allegations of child abuse in the past. The National Police Chiefs' Council...

UN battle to ‘shame’ Israel over abuse of children

Attack on Gaza last year raises pressure on Ban Ki-moon to put Israeli army on same list as Islamic State and Taliban Palestinian solidarity groups...

Former BBC presenter Rolf Harris facing more child sex abuse charges

(RINF) - Former BBC presenter, member of the British establishment and convicted paedophile, Rolf Harris, is facing a slew of new charges following a 'full...

Cameron says child sex abuse to be classified ‘national threat’

British Prime Minister David Cameron said tackling child sexual abuse was a national priority on a par with organised crime on Tuesday, announcing measures...

Scotland Yard searching Bodleian Library for Dickens Dossier on alleged child sex abuse

Scotland Yard is carrying out a search of the Barbara Castle archives at the University of Oxford’s Bodleian Library to try and locate a...

G4S must end its complicity in Israel’s abuse of child prisoners

As G4S management and shareholders prepare to participate in the G4S AGM on Thursday, we call on G4S management and shareholders to end the...

Thousands of vulnerable children and adults still at risk of abuse and torture

RINF Alternative News In 2011, the National Health Service faced a scandal when rampant patient abuse at the Winterbourne View private hospital was brought to...

Teacher Uses Hidden Camera To Expose Abuse of Disabled Children

When a Georgia school teacher reported the abuse of a disabled child by a teacher’s aide, the school administration refused to take action. Instead...

US court reverses conviction in Catholic Church child sex abuse case

A Roman Catholic Church official who has been jailed for 18 months for failing to protect children from a known sexual predator within the...

UK TV host charged with child sex abuse

British and Australian entertainer Rolf Harris has appeared in a London court to answer charges including nine counts of indecent assault and four of...

UK TV host nabbed over child sex abuse

Australian entertainer Rolf Harris has been charged with 13 child sex offences as part of a British police investigation that revealed the prolific child...

‘CAR children at risk of abuse’

Save the Children says children in the Central African Republic face sexual abuse and recruitment into armed groups.Save the Children has warned that over...

Foster Care System Traps Children into Vicious Cycle of Sex Abuse

The FBI raid that rescued 105 sexually exploited children from a sex trafficking ring last weekend has highlighted the vulnerability of foster children.

Study: India street children face abuse

A new study shows that nearly every Indian child living on the streets is exposed to violence and abuse, with the majority being victims...

NJ Supreme Court Rules State Can Seek Custody Of Child Without Evidence Of Abuse

Cherri Gregg philadelphia.cbslocal.com June 19, 2013 The New Jersey Supreme Court ruled this week that authorities can seek custody of a child, even where...

NJ Supreme Court Rules State Can Seek Custody Of Child Without Evidence Of Abuse

Cherri Greggphiladelphia.cbslocal.comJune 19, 2013 The New Jersey Supreme Court ruled this week that authorities can seek...

Conspiracy of Silence: Child Sex Abuse Ignored in India

A new report by Human Rights Watch (HRW) has discovered that child abuse victims in India are often mistreated and humiliated by police. The 82 report 'Breaking the Silence: Child Sexual Abuse in India' says that Indian authorities are failing to protect children.

Priest held over child sex abuse

A Catholic priest is one of two men arrested by detectives investigating allegations of historic child abuse centring around a guest house and a care home. Reverend Tony McSweeney, 66, from Norfolk, was held along with another man aged 70 from East Su...

Former top Tory involved in “systematic abuse” of children

The BBC’s Newsnight claimed last night that a former top Tory from the Thatcher government was a child sex pervert. The programme alleged he was...

Police ignored child sex abuse for more than a decade

Alice K Ross | Today’s Times reveals that South Yorkshire Police had detailed knowledge of how young girls were being groomed, pimped and sexually abused for...

#MeToo-gagged media silent as holes emerge in Michael Jackson abuse documentary — RT USA...

Weeks after an explosive documentary detailing shocking allegations of child abuse by the late Michael Jackson...

Barbra Streisand comments on Michael Jackson abuse claims appal Twitter — RT USA News

Barbra Streisand has unleashed a firestorm of outrage for saying Michael Jackson’s alleged molestation of boys...

Mother accused of abusing 7 adopted children to force them into making YouTube videos...

Arizona police have arrested an adoptive mother of seven children who allegedly starved and beat them...

NXIVM sex cult leader Keith Raniere faces child pornography charges in new indictment —...

Founder of the ‘self-help’ group NXIVM, which has been unmasked as a bizarre slave-master sex cult,...

British moms team up to make porn they’d be happy for their children to...

Five British mothers have directed a porn film they say they would be happy for...

Ocasio-Cortez Grills Wells Fargo CEO Over Profiting From ‘Caging of Children’ and Pipeline Disasters

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Ocasio (D-NY) proved once again her verbal interrogation skills on Tuesday as she grilled Wells Fargo CEO Timothy Sloan over the financial...

Trump to Divert Millions From Health Programs for Migrant Child Detention

Alzheimer’s patients, lower-income preschool children, and HIV and cancer patients are among the Americans whose needs may go unmet so that the Trump administration...

Pedophiles are hunting children as young as 5 on Instagram as grooming triples on...

Children as young as five are being groomed and abused on Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook,...

R Kelly charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse — RT USA...

Disgraced R&B superstar R. Kelly has been charged with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse, after...

The Migrant Child Separation Scandal Keeps Growing

Trump administration officials are acknowledging that there may be thousands more missing immigrant children who were separated from their parents than originally reported. This...

1000s of minors in US subjected to child marriage due to ‘loopholes’ in law...

Thousands of requests to bring child brides to the US were approved by immigration services between...

The Plight of Children in a Neoliberal World

The New York Times wrote Christmas Day that an 8-year old Guatemalan boy died in US Border Control custody. The circumstances are not clear,...

Teen rapist who abused 2 kids for months walked free after just THREE WEEKS...

A teenager in Devon, UK, who had repeatedly assaulted and raped two small children, walked...

In Immigrant Children’s Shelters, Sexual Assault Cases Are Open and Shut

A World Cup soccer match was playing on the shelter’s TV when the two older teenagers tackled Alex on July 1 and dragged him...

Catholic Church failed to disclose names of over 500 Illinois clergy accused of sexual...

The Illinois Attorney General’s office has published a preliminary report which accuses the Catholic Church of...

Catholic sex abuse probe spreads to 45 STATES — RT USA News

Investigations into abuse by Catholic priests are spreading across the entire US after a two-year probe...

‘Transgender’ Texas child caught in custody battle — RT US News

In Texas, a six-year-old boy is being torn apart by the transgender debate. James’ mother thinks...

‘Why is she laughing at my name?’ Airline apologizes after staff member mocks child’s...

An American airline has been forced to apologize after a mother lodged a complaint claiming a...

Children: Civilization’s Future, Victims of Western Brutality

The United Nations Universal Children’s Day – 20 November – has come and gone and nothing has changed. No action that would now protect...

The Long, Brutal US War on Children in the Middle East

On November 28, sixty-three U.S. Senators voted in favor of holding a floor debate on a resolution calling for an end to direct US...

Video: Authoritarian Patriarchy Is the Root of Sexual Abuse in the Church

Pennsylvania Grand Jury report uncovers 70 years of sexual abuse of at least a thousand children by 301 priests. We speak to theologian Matthew...

Names of 57 Catholic priests accused of abusing New Orleans children revealed — RT...

The Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans, Louisiana has exposed the names of 57 priests, both living...

Child’s Hitler Halloween costume unleashes storm of controversy (PHOTO) — RT US News

A Kentucky father has been barracked into an apology after his Nazi themed halloween family photo...

Whoopi Goldberg implies Trump Jr’s sons may have ‘tendencies’ to abuse women — RT...

The View co-host Whoopi Goldberg has said that the only reason Donald Trump Jr. would need...

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Fearing Deportation, Undocumented Immigrants Refuse to Testify in Abuse Cases

Jimmy Emerson / FlickrConfirming the fears of legal experts and immigrant rights advocates, undocumented immigrants are declining to testify against their abusers in domestic...

Class and Race in Child Adoption

Despite the illusion of adoption as an altruistic child-saving social service . . .  adoption is deeply imbued in classism, nearly always redistributing children...

FBI arrests 5 suspects accused of training children for school shootings in New Mexico...

The FBI has arrested five adults who kept malnourished children in squalid conditions at a compound...
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Video: Pope Asks Forgiveness for Clergy Sex Abuse Scandal as New Letter Says He...

https://democracynow.org - Pope Francis marked the first papal visit to Ireland in 39 years by acknowledging the failure by church authorities to address child...

Catholic Sex Abuse Stems From Monarchy and Exclusion of Women From Power

For the first time in the history of the Roman Catholic Church, the pope has addressed a letter to the entire population of 1.2...

Pope Francis promises zero tolerance for pedophile priests after Pennsylvania abuse revelations — RT...

Pope Francis has acknowledged “with shame and repentance,” decades of sexual abuse by priests, and regrets...
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Video: “This Church Is a Criminal Enterprise”: Former Priest & Survivor Speak Out on...

https://democracynow.org - A shocking new Pennsylvania grand jury report has revealed that more than 300 Catholic priests sexually abused 1000 children, and ... Via Youtube

Former Priest and Survivor Speak Out on Pennsylvania Catholic Sex Abuse

A shocking new Pennsylvania grand jury report has revealed that more than 300 Catholic priests sexually abused 1,000 children, and possibly thousands more, over...

Vatican covered up sex abuse by 300 ‘predator priests,’ 1000s of victims possible –...

Authorities in Pennsylvania have released a redacted version of a grand jury report accusing over 300...

‘Deeply Flawed’ Report Admits Immigrant Youth Put in Solitary and Restrained With Bags Over...

Completing a month-long probe into allegations of abuse at a detention facility in Staunton, Virginia, state investigators confirmed that immigrant children were strapped to...

Missouri couple caged 4 children in tiny cells & had prison uniforms tailored for...

A couple in Missouri has been arrested and charged with child endangerment and kidnapping, for confining...

‘Heavily armed’ New Mexico extremists trained children to commit school shootings — RT US...

Siraj ibn Wahhaj, the son of a prominent New York City imam, was arrested at a...

‘Heavily armed’ New Mexico extremists trained children to commit school shootings — RT US...

Siraj ibn Wahhaj, the son of a prominent New York City imam, was arrested at a...

Cop shoots domestic abuse suspect after Taser struggle (GRAPHIC VIDEO) — RT US News

Bodycam footage of a fatal shooting by a cop has been released by Florida police, showing...
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Video: What is ethnic origin of child grooming gangs? UK Home Secretary launches probe

The British Home Secretary has commissioned a study into the profiles of child abusers - particularly, those belonging to grooming gangs. Among the ... Via...
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Video: ‘This is Iraq’: Rapper decries US legacy in Iraq in bitter parody of...

A musical video by an Iraqi rapper calling out the US on its abuses at Abu Ghraib and elsewhere in the war-ravaged country following...

Migrant Children Detained in Shelters Are Being Drugged

The Trump administration has less than a week to meet a court-ordered deadline to reunite children and parents separated at the US-Mexico border under...

Prince Charles claims he didn’t know bishop was a pedophile, defends friendship with abuser...

Prince Charles has told a public inquiry he was unaware that a bishop he was...

Streaming service deletes 600k accounts in 60 days amid epidemic of child sexual exploitation...

Live-streaming app LiveMe has deleted 600,000 accounts of children under the age of 13 in the...

Streaming service deletes 600k accounts in 60 days amid epidemic of child sexual exploitation...

Live-streaming app LiveMe has deleted 600,000 accounts of children under the age of 13 in the...

Two former Tory mayors found guilty of child-sex offences in just 48 hours —...

Two former Tory mayors have been convicted of multiple child-sex offences in just 48 hours....

Farage under fire for backing Trump’s child separation policy — RT UK News

Ex-UKIP leader Nigel Farage has been slammed for condoning Donald Trump’s ‘zero tolerance’ immigration policy...

Roseanne’s ex calls for harassing children of Trump Jr., Kushner and Murdoch over border...

Tom Arnold, actor and ex-husband of Roseanne Barr, came under fire after he suggested protesting the...

Two former Tory mayors found guilty of child-sex offences in just 48 hours —...

Two former Tory mayors have been convicted of multiple child-sex offences in just 48 hours....

Unprecedented Cruelty Against Immigrants and Their Children

Photo: Bill Hackwell Since Attorney General Jeff Sessions tightened US immigration policy on April 6 by issuing a “zero tolerance” order against those trying to...

‘Tragic to see innocent children caged like animals’

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn took a swipe at US President Donald Trump as he blasted...

‘Tragic to see innocent children caged like animals’

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn took a swipe at US President Donald Trump as he blasted...

Twitter rages after Fox host Laura Ingraham calls child detention facilities ‘summer camps’ —...

Twitter has erupted after Fox News host Laura Ingraham offered an original take on the Trump...

Child sex robots ban approved by US House amid nationwide crackdown on pedophiles —...

The US House of Representatives has approved a ban on importation and sale of child sex...

Tommy Robinson jailed for 13 months after filming outside child sex grooming trial —...

EDL leader-turned independent journalist Tommy Robinson was jailed for 13 months on Friday. Leeds Crown...

10 children tortured by parents in California — RT US News

In a horrific case of domestic torture, a California couple routinely beat, strangled, “waterboarded” and fired...
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Video: Relatives of ISIS fighters face abuse in Iraqi refugee camps – report

Thousands of wives and children of former Islamic State fighters in Iraq are being sexually exploited and denied aid, according to a report from...

Meet the MPs who back ‘humanitarian’ bombing in Syria, but who have been silent...

Since rumblings late last week that Theresa May was likely to authorize British military intervention...

Where on Earth is the Just Economy that works for all, Including Afghan Children?

by Dr. Hakim Young / April 15th, 2018 Political and business leaders have refined the art and science of lying about the economy. From their...

Nurses Are Calling #TimesUp on Domestic Abuse

Few people think of nurses like me as being on the frontlines of domestic violence prevention, but we are. Among the thousands of patients I’ve...

Ex-BBC boss attacks Facebook over ‘propaganda’ & ‘child porn’ — RT UK News

Facebook has been accused of “weaponizing news” and “facilitating hate speech” in a scathing attack...

For Domestic Violence Survivors, Courts Can Be Another Abuse

This article was published by TalkPoverty.org. My abuser's father was the one who delivered the court's petition to my slummy apartment.   Because I had a...

UK-backed Libya coastguard threatens ‘shoot to kill’ unless charity crew hand over women &...

The UK funded Libyan coastguard threatened to kill migrants and shoot those aboard a refugee...

Hundreds of underage girls raped, sold for sex & murdered by child-grooming ring in...

A 40-year-old pedophile ring has been exposed following a probe into child abuse in the...

Police officer who tried to ‘abuse’ teenage boy guilty of gross misconduct — RT...

A police officer has been found guilty of gross misconduct after attempting to meet what...

Cases of sex abuse by women rocket as boys begin to come forward and...

Record numbers of women are being convicted of sexual abuse crimes, according to new figures....

Terrorist ‘teacher’ found guilty of grooming ‘army of children’ to attack London landmarks —...

A self-styled teacher and supporter of Islamic State has been found guilty of trying to...

Boris Johnson throws support behind Saudi prince accused of Yemen human rights abuses —...

The UK government is throwing its arms open to Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed...

£10mn Rotherham sex abuse gang probe delayed due to lack of police numbers —...

An investigation into the abuse of vulnerable girls in Rotherham has stalled as there aren’t...

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If the government does not like the way that you are raising your kids, they will come in and grab them at any time without giving any warning whatsoever.  Of course this is completely and totally unlawful, but it has been happening all over America.  The most recent example of this that has made national headlines is particularly egregious.  Joe and Nicole Naugler of Breckinridge County, Kentucky just had their 10 children brutally ripped away from them just because the government does not approve of how they are living their lives and how they are educating their young ones.  Let’s be very clear about this – Joe and Nicole had done nothing to violate the law whatsoever.  All of their kids were happy, healthy and very intelligent.  But because the control freaks running things in Kentucky got wind of their “off the grid lifestyle”, they have now had all of their children unlawfully abducted from them.

A lot of my readers also lead “off the grid” lifestyles similar to what the Nauglers had been enjoying.  The Nauglers  own 26 acres in a remote area of Breckinridge County, and their family has been described as “extremely happy”.  But despite never giving them a single warning or a single indication that anything was ever wrong, Kentucky police raided their home on May 6th.  The following is how the raid was described on a website dedicated to this case

On May 6th, 2015, Breckinridge Co. Sheriff’s officers came to their home, acting on an anonymous tip, and entered their property and home without a warrant and without probable cause. Nicole was at home with the two oldest children, while Joe was away with the others. When the officers left the home, they attempted to block the access road to the family property. Nicole and the two boys got in their car to leave the family property. The got only a short way down the road before the officers pulled Nicole over.

During this stop, sheriffs deputies took their two oldest boys from Nicole’s custody, providing her no justification or documentation to support their action. Nicole was able to contact Joe briefly by telephone, but only for a short period of time, because she needed to use her phone to record the events.

At that point, Nicole had been taken into custody for disorderly conduct (for not passively allowing the Sheriff to take her boys) and resisting arrest. Even though she is 5 months pregnant, she was slammed belly first into the cop car and bruised and scraped on both arms.

And people wonder why there is such an uproar about police brutality in this country…

How in the world can a police officer ever justify treating a pregnant woman like that?  The police officer that treated Nicole like that should immediately resign.  Talk about an utter disgrace.  You do not ever treat a pregnant woman like that.

But this is America, where we are turning a little bit more into Nazi Germany every single day.

You can listen to audio of Nicole’s shocking arrest right here.

When Joe arrived on the scene, the police continued to act like Gestapo thugs

Joe was able to arrange transportation to meet his wife where the stop had taken place. Joe attempted to get out of the car to speak with the officers and his wife, and to recover the vehicle Nicole had been driving. The Sheriff, with his hand on his sidearm, ordered Joe back into the car. Joe complied with that request. The sheriff informed Joe that he had every intention of making this as difficult as possible for them and that their car would be impounded, despite the fact that Joe was there on­site to recover it.

A friend, who had driven Joe to the location, got out of the car to speak with the Sheriff. She was able to convince the Sheriff to let Joe recover the vehicle. Joe also recovered Nicole’s cell phone, which had been recording audio the entire time.

The Sheriff ordered Joe to turn the remaining eight children over to Breckinridge County Sheriff’s deputies by 10:00 a.m., and threatened him with felony charges if he does not comply.

Joe did comply with the Sheriff’s order, and now their kids have been scattered by CPS among families in four separate counties

As of now, officials have placed the children with four families in four different counties, and as of Friday morning, the parents had not spoken with them. The four families are families that CPS chose – families the Nauglers don’t know.

Shame on you Kentucky.  You are supposed to be better than this.

One of the most disturbing elements of this entire incident is that Child Protective Services never visited the Nauglers a single time and never gave them any indication that anything was wrong.  The following comes from Off The Grid News

Child Protective Services never visited the home, said Ellsworth, who believes the arrests took place because of the parents’ choice of “unschooling” for their children, and because of their simple way of life that some would call backwards. The family’s Facebook page calls it a “back to basics life.” They have a garden and raise animals. Deputies apparently were concerned about whether the children’s needs were being met, but friends say they personally have no concerns — and that the children are blessed to have Joe and Nicole as their parents.

How would you like it if government thugs raided your home and took your children away because they considered your lifestyle to be “backwards”?

What in the world is happening to this country?

Like I said earlier, what happened to the Nauglers is not an isolated incident.  These kinds of things are happening all over the nation.  For example, just consider the abuse that one homeschooling family received in New Jersey

Meanwhile, in New Jersey, a WND report highlights how parents were interrogated by a CPS caseworker who questioned Christopher Zimmer and his wife Nicole, “on everything from their son’s homeschool education to questions about vaccines and guns in the house.”

Michelle Marchese aggressively demanded to enter the property after asserting Christopher Zimmer Jr. was not getting a “proper education.” Police subsequently arrived and allowed Marchese to enter the home before conducting a warrantless search.

The Zimmers are now suing the CPS for $60 million in a case before the U.S. District Court in Trenton.

I very much hope that the Zimmers win that case and collect a huge monetary award.

All over the nation, CPS officials are running around acting like little dictators and trampling the law.  They need the courts to send them a clear message that this is a nation where the rule of law still applies.

If we do not stand with families like the Nauglers, control freak bureaucrats will continue to harass families that have chosen to live a “basic” lifestyle all over the nation.  So let’s stand with them and make this case viral all over the Internet.

And Kentucky, get your act together and send those kids back home.  You are supposed to be so much better than this.

Priority Saudi Targets in Yemen: Civilian Men, Women, Children and Infants

Priority Saudi Targets in Yemen: Civilian Men, Women, Children and Infants

by Stephen Lendman

Saudi Arabia is a ruthless dictatorship. It's a rogue terror state. It brutalizes its own people. 

It punishes anyone challenging its rule with arbitrary arrests and imprisonment under horrific gulag conditions.

Torture and physical abuse are commonplace. So are public whippings and beheadings.

Fair public trials, due process and judicial fairness don't exist. Anyone charged by state authorities is automatically guilty by accusation. Harsh treatment follows.

Most Saudi prisoners are political ones or for offenses too minor to matter.

Human and civil rights are nonexistent. Despotic rule governs virtually all aspects of daily life.

After Israel, Saudi Arabia is Washington's main Middle East ally. Three rogue states partner in each other's high crimes - notably against Palestine, Syria, Iraq and Yemen.

Saudis actively recruit, fund and arm takfiri death squads against Bashar al-Assad's popularly elected government and Yemeni Houthi rebels unwilling to accept US-installed despotic rule.

Obama's war against both countries rages. Saudis are reliable axis of evil partners.

Their money and US weapons are responsible for hundreds of thousands of regional deaths - millions including victims of preventable diseases, starvation, overall deprivation and endless violence.

Washington, Israel, Saudis, and allied dictatorships bear full responsibility for regional nightmarish conditions.

Ongoing in Syria into its fifth year with no end of conflict in sight. Raging in Yemen into its 26th day heading for genocidal mass slaughter, destruction and appalling human suffering.

Saudis conducted over 2,300 airstrikes in less than a month of terror-bombing.

Speaking on national television, Houthi leader Abdel-Malek al-Houthi said "(i)t's the right of our people to resist (Saudi) aggression and face the aggressor by any means."

Saudis plan "invasion (and) occupation (to) place this country again under its feet and hegemony."

"Our Yemeni people will never give in. (They) will resist in the face of the savage aggression."

Saudis have "no right to interfere" in internal Yemeni affairs. "The political problem is an internal one, and it is up to us to define our future."

"The US is sponsoring the attacks. The US is directing the attacks against Yemen."

US "criminal hands" are killing Yemenis. America, Saudi Arabia and Israel are partners in war on its people.

Washington chooses targets to strike. Israel is actively involved.

Saudis claim they plan to "restore Yemen to its Arab identity. What kind of Arab identity is this," Houthi asked?

It's to "return Yemen to the Israeli and US identity." It's to let "Al Qaeda seize control of Yemen."

"The Yemeni people have the right and legitimacy to defend" their nation. "Our great people will not surrender. They will stand."

It's the right of all people to resist aggression, he added. He called on Yemenis to unite against a common enemy.

Up to hundreds are being killed or wounded daily across most of the country - by terror-bombing and ground fighting.

Prime Saudi targets include civilian neighborhoods, refugee camps, farming areas, hospitals, schools, mosques, power facilities, food storage ones, and other nonmilitary related sites - ones chosen by Washington to attack.

On Sunday, Oxfam said Saudis terror-bombed its Saada governorate food storage facilities. Its country director Grace Ommer issued a statement saying:

"This is an absolute outrage, particularly when one considers that we have shared detailed information with the coalition on the locations of our offices and storage facilities."

Saudi strategy includes starving Yemenis to death, depriving them of electricity, water and vitally needed medical care.

It's denying them essentials to survive. It's destroying an entire country to control it.

It's partnering with US imperial ruthlessness. On Sunday, Red Crescent Society representative Abdollah Maboud al-Shokri accused Saudis of using lethal chemical agents.

"We will display a video on the death of tens of children who died after inhaling poisonous gases," he said.

Expect increasing Saudi use of banned toxic agents as terror-bombing continues. Washington, other Western powers and rogue regional states encourage it.

Media scoundrels report nothing. They're silent about horrific US-sponsored war crimes. Noncombatant men, women and children suffer most of all.

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei condemned Saudi child killers, saying:

"We feel hatred and disgust for those who attack the civilians, women and children and believe that they are not aware of Islam and human conscience, but we don’t meddle in other countries' affairs."

He blamed Washington and other Western states for involvement in what's ongoing - including Saudi, Egyptian and US warships enforcing blockade.

Ships carrying food, medical supplies and fuel can't access Yemeni ports. Roads, bridges and other infrastructure targets were destroyed.

Grinding poverty and deprivation during normal times are greatly exacerbated under wartime conditions.

A humanitarian disaster increases daily. Dire shortages of everything exist. Some hospitals can't function properly for lack of electricity and vital medical supplies.

Yemen's capital Sanaa resembles a ghost town. Usually congested streets are empty. One Yemeni spoke for others saying "(w)e're suffering terribly." 

Obama bears full responsibility. His rogue partners share it. Expect the worst to come.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net. 

His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."

http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanIII.html

Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com. 

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Human Rights Group Accuses Israel of Deliberately Murdering Gazan Children

Human Rights Group Accuses Israel of Deliberately Murdering Gazan Children

by Stephen Lendman

A new Defense for Children International-Palestine (DCIP) report accuses Israel of willfully killing Palestinian children during last summer's Gaza war.

Around 550 children were murdered in cold blood - two-thirds under age 12.

Israel considers all civilians legitimate targets. International law calls killing them a war crime.

Another 3,400 children were injured - over 1,000 maimed for life. They need vital medical care unavailable because of Israel's lawless siege - ongoing aggression by any standard with full US-led Western support.

America and Israel partner in each other's high crimes. They're the world's leading aggressor states - the most egregious human and civil rights abusers. 

They're mindless of core international laws, norms and standards.

Imagine willfully murdering defenseless/nonthreatening young children at home asleep, at play, going to or from school, or running errands for parents.

Imagine considering them enemies of the state. Imagine using illegal terror weapons against them. 

Imagine traumatizing young survivors for life. Imagine Israel outrageously trying to justify the unjustifiable.

Imagine a grieving Palestinian mother explaining her nine-year-old son's "arms and legs were cut off" by an Israeli shell. 

"The upper part of his body was separated from his lower body, which was turned into small pieces. I screamed," she said. 

She and her son were returning to a UN shelter when disaster struck. Israel murdered dozens of entire families in cold blood.

Accountability for its highest of high crimes remains nowhere in sight.

Cold-blooded murder is longstanding Israeli policy. Viciously persecuting Palestinians continues daily.

Israel is a ruthless terror state. It's just a matter of time before it ravages Gaza again.

DCIP's report said "2014 was a year that brought violence, fear and loss (to Gaza)."

"The Israeli military offensive" lasting 51 days from early July to late August killed nearly 550 Palestinian children.

Nearly 3,400 other children were wounded - many from illegal terror weapons.

Over 2,200 Palestinians died - mostly defenseless civilians.

"Investigations undertaken by (DCIP) into Palestinian child fatalities during Operation Protective Edge found overwhelming and repeated evidence of international humanitarian law violations committed by Israeli forces."

"These included direct attacks on children, and indiscriminate and disproportionate attacks on civilian homes, schools, and residential neighborhoods."

Witness testimonies and other documented evidence DCIP collected "showed places that should have been provided children with shelter and safety were not immune from attacks from Israeli forces."

"Missiles fired from Israeli drones and warplanes, artillery shelling, and shrapnel scattered by explosions killed children in their homes, on the street as they fled from attacks with their families, and as they sought shelter from the bombardment in schools."

Israel killed scores of children in drone attacks alone. Clear evidence shows "Israeli forces directly targeted children."

One of many examples affected Rawya Joudeh and four of her five children. An Israeli drone attack murdered them in cold blood - "as they played together" in the family's Jabalia refugee camp yard.

Around half the number of children Israel killed came from attacks on residential buildings.

Sunday, July 20, characterized Israeli viciousness most clearly - the deadliest day for children throughout its lawless aggression.

A nighttime and ground assault on the residential Gaza City Shuja’iyya neighborhood killed 27 children. It injured at least 29 others.

Israeli armed forces are "regularly implicated in serious, systematic and institutionalized human rights violations against Palestinian children living in the Occupied Palestinian Territory," said DCIP.

"Children affected by armed conflict are entitled to special respect and protections under international law…"

Israel breaches it repeatedly. It indiscriminately and disproportionately murders and injures defenseless Palestinian civilians in cold blood - including young children and infants, helpless against its onslaught.

Evidence of Israel high crimes is overwhelming. It bears repeating. Accountability is nowhere in sight - nor justice for long-suffering Palestinians.

DCIP stressed "(w)ithout an end to the current regime of collective punishment, targeted assassinations, and regular military offensives, the situation for Gaza's children (and all illegally occupied Palestinians is) guaranteed to further deteriorate."

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net. 

His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."

http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanIII.html

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They're detained. They're brutally interrogated. They're prosecuted in military courts. 

They have no legitimacy whatever. They give kangaroos a bad name.

Since 2,000, over 9,000 Palestinian children under age 18 were treated this way. Many became traumatized. No-holds-barred brutality defines official Israeli policy.

On May 12, Defence for Children International Palestine (DCI-P) headlined "Rising numbers of Palestinian children subjected to solitary confinement."

They're isolated for "interrogation purposes," said DCI-P. Over 21% of them are treated this way. It's 2% more than in 2012.

In 2013, DCI-P obtained 98 sworn affidavits. It did so from Palestinian children aged 12 - 17.

Ayed Abu Eqtaish is DCI-P's Accountability Program director. "The use of isolation against Palestinian children as an interrogation tool is a growing trend," he said.

"This is a violation of children's rights and the international community must demand justice and accountability."

DCI-P said interrogating Palestinian children this way aims for forced confessions. They threatened to do so or else.

Isolation ranges from around 10 to 28 days. It continues as long as it takes to terrorize kids to confess to crimes they didn't commit.

Former UN Special Rapporteur on Palestinian human rights Richard Falk condemned the practice earlier.

"This pattern of abuse by Israel is grave," he said. 

"It is inhumane, cruel, degrading, and unlawful, and, most worryingly, it is likely to adversely affect the mental and physical health of underage detainees."

Isolated children are held in Petah, Tikva and Kishon detention centers. They're in Ashkelon-based Shikma prison.

They have no contact with family, friends or legal counsel. Transferring them out of Palestine violates Fourth Geneva's Article 76. It states:

"Protected persons accused of offences shall be detained in the occupied country, and if convicted they shall serve their sentences therein."

"They shall, if possible, be separated from other detainees and shall enjoy conditions of food and hygiene which will be sufficient to keep them in good health, and which will be at least equal to those obtaining in prisons in the occupied country."
  
"They shall receive the medical attention required by their state of health."
  
"They shall also have the right to receive any spiritual assistance which they may require."
  
"Women shall be confined in separate quarters and shall be under the direct supervision of women."
  
"Proper regard shall be paid to the special treatment due to minors."
  
"Protected persons who are detained shall have the right to be visited by delegates of the Protecting Power and of the International Committee of the Red Cross, in accordance with the provisions of Article 143."
  
"Such persons shall have the right to receive at least one relief parcel monthly."

DCI-Palestine wants Israeli military court judges to exclude forced confessions from their decisions. It demands isolating children for interrogation be "recognized as a form of torture and stopped immediately."

It "demands that the prohibition of solitary confinement against juveniles be enshrined in law and recommends that Israeli authorities implement effective measures to ensure that perpetrators of children’s rights violations are held to account."

It said most arrested Palestinian children are rousted from bed while sleeping.

"Children report that heavily armed Israeli soldiers arrest them in violent circumstances during night raids on their family homes," it said.

They're "often (awakened) by the sound of Israeli soldiers banging on the front door before a family member opens the door or the soldiers force their way in, storming the home."

They "gather all the occupants of the house, regardless of their age, in one room or outside and then demand identification." 

"Generally, the entire home will be searched during the raid." 

"Once a child’s identity has been verified from his identification card, his family will be informed that he must accompany the soldiers."

Parent aren't told charges. Children don't know why they're targeted. Arrests reflect "the last time the family will see their child until he appears in a military court following an unknown period of solitary confinement and interrogation."

"Once the soldiers have identified the child, his hands will be tied with plastic cords, most likely behind his back, and he will be blindfolded and led to a military vehicle."

Most children later recount brutalizing treatment. It begins during arrest. It continues during transfers to detention.

It's worst during isolated interrogations. Children are treated like sub-humans. They're denied all rights.

They're terrorized daily. Brutalizing treatment continues until forced confessions are extracted. Core international laws are violated. Israel spurns them. It does so with impunity.

Thousands of Palestinian children suffered horrifically. Hundreds do annually.

They're held in small windowless cells. It's lit 24 hours a day. They sleep on concrete beds. 

Some on floors. Others on thin "dirty" "foul-smelling" mattresses. Cell walls have "sharp or rough protrusions…" Leaning against them inflicts pain.

They're constructed this way to punish. It's one of many Israeli brutalizing practices. 

Media scoundrels ignore it. They turn a blind eye to Israeli torture, abuse and other ill-treatment. 

One-sided Tel Aviv support is longstanding practice. Palestinians are blamed for their own self-defense. Israel literally gets away with murder.

Horrific Palestinian suffering persists. Young children are affected most. Israel takes full advantage. 

Rogue states operate this way. Israel is one of the world's worst. It's a democracy in name only. It's pure fantasy. 

Police state lawlessness reflects official policy. Most children face stone-throwing charges.

Israeli authorities turn a blind eye to settler violence and vandalism. 

Palestinian children face baseless charges. They arrested. They're detained. They're isolated. They're brutally interrogated.

They're forced to confess. They're tried in military kangaroo tribunals. Guilt by accusation is official Israeli policy.

They can be imprisoned from months to years. They have virtually no right of appeal.

Imagine young children alone against well-trained interrogators. Techniques used include "mentally and physically coercive, frequently incorporating a mix of intimidation, threats and physical violence with a clear purpose of obtaining a confession," said DCI-P.

"Shouting and intimidation are regularly used to elicit confessions, incriminating statements, and information on neighbors or family members."

Children "report being forced to sit in a low metal chair secured to the floor with their hands and feet cuffed to the chair, often for several hours."

Most often they're shackled painfully for hours. Again the next day. Until forced confessions are extracted.

Children are extremely vulnerable. Especially isolated from family members and other outside contacts. 

Young minds take only so much. Israel takes full advantage. Informants are used. Children are entrapped to admit what never happened.

"(N)ot a single indictment has been issued against a perpetrator, and in many cases it is unclear if an investigation has been initiated," said DCI-P.

Horrific Israeli crimes against humanity go unpunished. Justice is systematically denied.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net. 

His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."

http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanIII.html

Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com. 

Listen to cutting-edge discussions with distinguished guests on the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network.

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