Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Mr Tom O'Carroll - Sage, Intellect, Freedom Fighter, And Maker Of Better Histories And Futures

 Few, So Brave and Honest


Related to ....

The Paedophile (Very Unlikely To Be One) Next Door


An essential listen, for all those who matter ....


The rise of the lachrymocracy

"What proved particularly tough for me was an unexpected visit by Humphries to a difficult time in my past, when I was young. I am not sure why I was so unprepared. In retrospect, the topic in question was an obvious one to explore.

My mistake was to assume I needed to focus my preparation solely on rational arguments and scientific evidence, and how to present things in a rhetorically persuasive fashion.

This all seemed very remote from ancient details of my personal history. In retrospect it was a silly oversight on my part, but that is with the benefit of hindsight.

OK, time to stop beating about the bush. I was overly emotional.

My paternal lineage is Irish but I was brought up in 1950s England into the culture of the British stiff upper lip. I hate the public displays of emotion that are so ubiquitous in the media these days, which appear to have started in the UK with the mass lachrymosity of the British public in response to the death of Princess Diana (a person most of the “mourners” had never met and knew little about) and which now extend to the winners (and losers) in televised cake-baking contests and such like: no event is too trivial to be the occasion for weeping these days.

As for more serious matters, we are not so much a liberal democracy now as an increasingly illiberal lachrymocracy: it is the weepers and wailers – sometimes with good cause but often not – who call the dirgical tune and imperiously demand we should all sing it."

"But enough. The audio is here, on Dropbox."


I was severely amused by paedo Chris Denning 

"Thirteen years for both of them! Charles Napier, sentenced the day before Christmas Eve, got exactly the same as was meted out to Chris Denning earlier in the month, as though these savage punishments were choreographed to send a seasonal message of goodwill to all mankind except paedophiles."

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18, 2015 00:30

This man is a pedophile, and proud of it

"Meet the activist whose life’s work is arguing that pedophilia is OK.",0 


Thank you Tom.


Monday, 22 December 2014

The 'Tactical' Polygraph

The 'Tactical' Nuclear Missile

Related to ...

Jim Cannot Let Go - Perhaps He Never Will :(


Published online: 24 Feb 2014

The use of tactical polygraph with sex offenders


"Professionals who work with sexual abusers often are faced with a significant obstacle: offenders' failure to accurately report their histories of undetected offences, particularly hands-on crimes against children.

The implications are significant and include poor risk assessment, misguided treatment planning, inadequate sentences, and insufficient supervision conditions.

This problem is particularly important with so called child pornographers—offenders whose known criminality is limited to the Internet, and who may be reluctant to admit they have engaged in the hands-on abuse of children.

The current study examines an investigative method that we refer to as tactical polygraph and describes its effectiveness in identifying previously undetected sexual offending within this population.

In our sample of 127 suspects with no known history of hands-on offending, only 4.7% admitted to sexually abusing at least one child. During polygraph procedures, an additional 52.8% of the study sample provided disclosures about hands-on abuse they perpetrated."

Michael L. Bourke, Lance Fragomeli, Paul J. Detar, Michael A. Sullivan, Edward Meyle & Mark O'Riordan - Full (pdf) - Full 


Selection, Engagement and Seduction of Children and Adults by Child Molesters


Initially, let us be very clear what our position is, and has always been.

We would be amazed, if relevant hands-on offenders, given free access, to exciting images of the young, did not own these images.

We would be amazed, if relevant non-hands-on offenders, given free access, to exciting images of the young, did not own these images.

Indeed, we would be amazed, if the majority of such people, did not own these images.

In a regime of restricted access, to such images, we would expect the ownership to be reduced, for both cohorts.

Bearing that in mind, for now, we will will critique the approach.


Points, as they arise ...

We really do not know what went on in these 'rapport interviews', within the three agencies. No details of discussions, quasi-plea-bargains, manipulations and other possible unethical procedures. We are asked to believe the ethical position of the authors (already seriously flawed) and the FBI et al (little to be said, there).

Credence is given to these 'amiable specialists' ...

July/August 2004, Vol 35, No. 7

Detecting Deception 

Human lie detectors

"In June, APA teamed up with the FBI and the National Institute of Justice on a comprehensive workshop for top law enforcers on the use of intuition. Experts presented the latest research on detecting deception and related psychological topics such as bias and event memory. Ekman thinks such behavioral training may help authorities spot subtle cues that they might miss because they deal with so many liars.

There are no signs of lying per se, but rather signs of thinking too much when a reply should not require thought, or of emotions that don't fit what is being spoken, he says. "We train people to look for 'hot spots,' where they're not getting a full account," he explains.

His Institute for Analytic Interviewing trains people to detect deception in the context of research findings on personality, memory and more. For example, Ekman says that skilled interrogators build rapport with suspects: "People will tell their story if they think you're being open-minded."

Meanwhile, Ekman has teamed with psychologist Maureen O'Sullivan, PhD, of the University of San Francisco, the lead investigator on a study of the hard-to-find, very small fraction of emotionally intelligent people who can very accurately distinguish deceptiveness from truthfulness. Some of them use the demeanor and vocal clues mentioned in this article, but others base their judgments on behaviors and word usage that no researcher has previously identified, O'Sullivan explains.

Can psychologists learn from these divining rods to train less-sensitive people? Ekman thinks more research is needed. O'Sullivan speculates that it could work only for those with some core skill: "Not everyone can be an Olympic athlete," she explains. "Agencies should identify people with basic talent and train them."

Shedding more light on the matter is Frank of Rutgers, who, with Tom Feeley, PhD, of the University at Buffalo of the State University of New York communication department, recently examined the research on training in the detection of deception.

"It showed that although the training methods used by most researchers were clearly inferior [such as just 10 to 15 minutes of training], there was still a significant--if weak--training effect. So we speculated that if training were done properly, it could work considerably better," says Frank.

Psychology could have a lot to offer, write DePaulo and Morris in their forthcoming book chapter: "Good human lie detectors, if there are such persons, are likely to be good intuitive psychologists. They would figure out how a person might think or feel if lying in a particular situation, then look for behavioral indications of those thoughts or feelings."

In the end, detecting deception is all about honesty. Ekman concludes, "It's much harder to find the truth than to find a lie. A good lie-catcher is good at identifying truthfulness.""

... being able to tell truth from lie, even without the polygraph ...

July/August 2004, Vol 35, No. 7

Detecting Deception 

"Telling a little white lie may on occasion soothe ruffled social feathers, but covering up a murder plot or withholding information on terrorist cells can devastate individuals and society at large. Yet detecting deception often stumps the most experienced police officers, judges, customs officials and other forensic professionals. Research has shown that even agents from the FBI, CIA and Drug Enforcement Agency don't do much better than chance in telling liars from truth-tellers."


Detecting True Lies: Police Officers' Ability to Detect Suspects' Lies

"Police manuals typically give the impression that police officers who are experienced in interviewing suspects are good lie detectors (Inbau et al., 1986/2001).

Although previous research could not support this view whatsoever, our study, superior in terms of ecological validity over previous research, revealed that these claims are true to a limited extent.

Police officers can detect truths and lies above the level of chance and accuracy is related to experience with interviewing suspects.

However, the results also revealed serious shortcomings in police work. First, accuracy rates, although above the level of chance, were far from perfect and errors in truth/lie detection were frequently made.

Second, police officers tended to pay attention to cues which are not diagnostic cues to deceit, particularly body cues, such as gaze aversion.

There might be various reasons why these nondiagnostic cues are so popular, but in part perhaps the discussion of these cues as diagnostic cues to deception in popular police manuals, such as the manual published by Inbau and colleagues, could be blamed.

In fact, our research revealed that the more police officers follow their advice, the worse they became in their ability to distinguish between truths and lies."

The Truth About Lie Detection 

"As the best researchers can tell, and in my own experience as an FBI Special Agent (now retired), detecting deception is very difficult. Every study conducted since 1986, when the famed researcher Paul Ekman first wrote about this, has demonstrated that we humans are no better than chance at detecting deception (Ekman & O'Sullivan 1991, 913-920; Granhag & Strömwall, 2004, 169; Mann & Vrij 2004). That means that if you toss a coin in the air you will be as likely to detect deception as the truth. And while it is true that a very few people are better at detecting deception than others, they are barely above chance. In fact, those that are really good are only correct somewhere around 60% of the time; that means that 40% of the time they are wrong and you would not like them sitting on a jury judging you."

"We all have a stake in detecting deception, after all, no one wants to invest with another Bernard Madoff or date a Ted Bundy. But we have to be realistic as to what we can detect, as Paul Ekman warned us decades ago (Ekman 1985,165-178). This goes for law enforcement officers, judicial officers, and clinicians, as well as the average person interested in the topic. It is also my hope that researchers in the future will consider who is tested, where they are tested, and how they are tested to give us a more accurate view as to who really is good at detecting deception and under what circumstances."

Polygraphs ...

The Truth About Lie Detection

"As for the polygraph, what can I say? Here is a machine that is very precise, which is why polygraphers reverently refer to it as an "instrument" and yet it does not detect deception. Wait, what? That is correct. A polygraph machine is not a lie detector and the so-called "instrument" does not and has never detected lies (Ford 1996, 221-236). It merely recognizes physiological changes in reaction to a cue (a question) but it doesn't detect lies and it can't. I repeat it can't. It is the polygrapher who interprets the instrument and your reactions to it and decides whether or not there is deception. It is this human factor, not dissimilar from some of the activity noted above, that the courts have found wanting (this is why polygraph result cannot be used against you in court) and why the American Academy of Sciences had less than choice words for the use of the polygraph in its formal report on the polygraph in 2002."


January 02, 2015 3:43 PM ET

Trial Of Polygraph Critic Renews Debate Over Tests' Accuracy

""You're a fool if you go into a lie detector test thinking that telling the truth is good enough," Moskos says.

The polygraph's power as an interrogation aid depends on whether people believe in it, and many critics think that's why the government has come down hard on anti-polygraph trainers."


Sexual Offender Treatment, Volume 9 (2014), Issue 1

Polygraph Testing of 'Low Risk' Offenders Arrested for Downloading Indecent Images of Children


Polygraph testing is not without its critics (British Psychological Society, 2004; Fiedler, Schmid, & Stahl, 2002). However, much of the criticism relates to unsupported or unjustified claims of efficacy and accuracy, or to poor practice. There is evidence to show that applied properly and interpreted carefully, polygraphy can play a valuable role in a number of settings (Grubin & Madsen, 2005; Grubin, 2008; Honts & Schweinle, 2009). It is important, however, that examiners are competent and subject to stringent quality assurance.

Our findings suggest that polygraphy can be a useful adjunct in the investigation of men arrested for downloading indecent images of children. The study was small, however, and far from definitive. We believe larger trials are warranted, particularly given the difficulties inherent in accurately assessing men whose offending comes to light because of the internet. It remains to be seen whether those arrested for downloading indecent images of children will continue to agree to polygraph testing, and if they do whether the proportion whose risk assessment remains unchanged will alter. The views of their legal representatives will also be of interest." 


Probation Journal 0264550515571395 

Polygraphs and sex offenders; The truth is out there


Polygraphs (or lie detectors) have been introduced into the UK for the first time despite continuing concerns about their reliability and the ways in which they will be deployed. The police are enabled to use them on a ‘voluntary’ basis and the probation service on a ‘mandatory’ basis if their use has been made a condition of post-custodial supervision. This article seeks to bring the polygraph story up to date and pose the questions that are still unanswered as the use of the polygraph begins.


It is interesting to speculate on why the polygraph is being introduced into England and Wales now. Cynics might point to the General Election in May 2015 and see it as just a pre-election gimmick by politicians wanting to promote a ‘tough on crime’ image. As such it stands alongside the recently announced requirement on Young Offender Institutes to turn out all lights by 10.30 p.m. (Bowcott, 2014b) and the tightening of Open Prison rules following recent episodes of prisoners going missing (BBC News, 2014b).

Even if we are being unfair on the government’s motives, questions still remain about the effectiveness and the ethics of polygraphs including such basic questions as the right to privacy and the right of the state to deliberately induce states of anxiety in its citizens, in order for the polygraph to pick up on that state of anxiety. The polygraph gives a veneer of science and medical aura which research suggests it does not deserve.

We might also question why it is only being used on serious sex offenders who are some of the most disliked of offenders. Using the sex offender as homo sacer − life without form and value, stripped of political and legal rights accorded to the normal citizen (Spencer, 2009) − might be just the start of a slippery slope that will lead to a more widespread use once the polygraph has been embedded in the public’s consciousness.

Grubin states that he has already been in discussions with employers who think polygraphs could be useful in the pre-employment screening of those who want to work with children (cited in Bowcott 2014a); presumably this includes people being polygraphed who have no relevant convictions because they would not be short-listed had they declared such convictions as required - and if they had not declared them then a DBS conviction record check would reveal them. Lie detectors used because we can rather than because we need them – is this a solution in search of a problem?"


Sex Abuse vol. 25 no. 3 259-281

The (F)utility of Post-Conviction Polygraph Testing


The apparent utility of the polygraph to work both as a treatment and supervision aid and as a deterrent for future offending is cited as ample justification for its use.

This article examines these claims to demonstrate that although post-conviction polygraph testing may have some utility by increasing disclosures of prior offending and, within specific cases, admissions of treatment and supervision violations, the limited evidence accumulated thus far does not adequately ascertain its accuracy nor support its efficacy or effectiveness as a deterrent.

The article concludes with recommendations for creating a real evidentiary base beyond polygraph testing’s apparent ability to elicit more information from offenders to evidence that can determine whether it is efficacious and effective in reducing criminality and deviance." 


More to follow.

Jim Cannot Let Go - Perhaps He Never Will :(

Would You Believe a Polygraph, From This Man?

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Saturday, 20 December 2014

Only To Bigots And Vigilantes

Published 19 December, 2014 - 15:01

Is a zero-tolerance approach really the best way to stop paedophiles [sic] from abusing children?

"A new security branch has been created to find paedophiles [sic] lurking on the “dark web”.

Yet this zero-tolerance attitude is beginning to be called into question – for people who have never acted on their desires and want help, should we be locking them up at all?"

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Hussein Kesvani @HKesvani

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December 19, 2014 

FactCheck: can paedophiles be cured [sic]

August 19, 2014

FactCheck: how many paedophiles in Britain?


Patrick Worrall


More to follow.

Friday, 19 December 2014

Hinders The Full And Effective Participation Of The Person Concerned In Professional Life On An Equal Basis With Other Workers


Published: 18 December 2014; Updated: 12:57, 18 December 2014

Being obese can be a disability, European Court rules

8 December 2014 Last updated at 08:26 ET

Obesity 'could be a disability' - EU courts rule

"Judges said that obesity in itself was not a disability - but if a person had a long-term impairment because of their obesity, then they would be protected by disability legislation."

Thursday 18 December 2014 12.14 EST

Obesity can be a disability, EU court rules

Published: 05:19 EST, 18 December 2014 | Updated: 20:30 EST, 18 December 2014

Obesity CAN be classed a disability, says EU court: Firms now face compensation claims and bills for bigger chairs


4:30PM EST 2/25/2014

Pedophile Priest Gets Disability Pay From Catholic Church

"In July 2006, Gustafson was declared “disabled” based on his pedophilia, the church said. This allowed him to collect disability checks on top of his earnings as a leadership consultant."

January 9, 2012 1:59 PM

Furor in Greece over pedophilia as a disability

"The new list gives pyromaniacs and pedophiles disability pay up to 35 percent, compared to 80 percent for heart transplant recipients."

Thu Oct 9, 2014 - 1:01 pm EST

NYT writer: Pedophilic attraction a ‘mental disability’ that should be protected in law

"According to Kaplan, pedophilia should be covered under the Americans With Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act, which, she says “prohibit discrimination against otherwise qualified individuals with mental disabilities, in areas such as employment, education and medical care.”

“Congress, however, explicitly excluded pedophilia from protection under these two crucial laws.”

“It’s time to revisit these categorical exclusions,” Kaplan asserted. “Without legal protection, a pedophile cannot risk seeking treatment or disclosing his status to anyone for support. He could lose his job, and future job prospects, if he is seen at a group-therapy session, asks for a reasonable accommodation to take medication or see a psychiatrist, or requests a limit in his interaction with children. Isolating individuals from appropriate employment and treatment only increases their risk of committing a crime.”"

October 6, 2014 at 1:24 pm

Rutgers Law Prof Who Says Pedophilia Is Not a Crime

OCT. 5, 2014

Pedophilia: A Disorder, Not a Crime

... and, of course, the lying and disinforming, Right-Wing zealots ...

Published October 07, 2014

It makes no sense to view pedophilia as a 'disability'

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Saturday, 13 December 2014

First They Came For The 'Terrorist' Books ...



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Serious Crime Bill [HL] 2014-15 

"Summary of the Serious Crime Bill [HL] 2014-15 

A Bill To amend the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, the Computer Misuse Act 1990, Part 4 of the Policing and Crime Act 2009, section 1 of the Children and Young Persons Act 1933, the Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003, the Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation (Scotland) Act 2005 and the Terrorism Act 2006; to make provision about involvement in organised crime groups and about serious crime prevention orders; to make provision for the seizure and forfeiture of drug-cutting agents; to make it an offence to possess an item that contains advice or guidance about committing sexual offences against children; to make provision approving for the purposes of section 8 of the European Union Act 2011 certain draft decisions under Article 352 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union relating to serious crime; and for connected purposes."

Serious Crime Bill - Commons Library Research Paper

Protection of Children Act 1978 


'Abusing Children Sexually'


Collection of information (Terrorism Act 2000 s58)

Terrorism Act 2006

Providing material support for terrorism


We require these questions to be answered; in this Bill ...

What is the statutory definition of 'abuse'?

What is the statutory definition of 'child'?

What is the statutory definition of 'sexually'?

What is the statutory definition of 'paedophile'?

Something on 'advice' and 'guidance', would also be useful.


"The 120 Days of Sodom is the Marquis de Sade's masterpiece. A still unsurpassed catalogue of sexual perversions and the first systematic exploration of the psychopathology of sex, it was written during Sade's lengthy imprisonment for sexual deviancy and blasphemy and then lost after the storming of the Bastille during the French Revolution in 1789.

Later rediscovered, the manuscript remained unpublished until 1936 and is now introduced by Simone de Beauvoir's landmark essay, 'Must We Burn Sade?' Unique in its enduring capacity to shock and provoke, The 120 Days of Sodom must stand as one of the most controversial books ever written, and a fine example of the Libertine novel, a genre inspired by eroticism and anti-establishmentarianism, that effectively ended with the French Revolution."

Will these (or anything like them) come under The Act?

The 120 Days of Sodom

Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom,_or_the_120_Days_of_Sodom

Will anyone linking to them, do so?

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What can we say? ...
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More to follow.

Thursday, 11 December 2014

The Home Office And The NCA/CEOP Sell Us A Distraction - And The Sheep Fall For it - In Their Flocks

Not The Face !!!

Some Facts

(1) This has, almost nothing to do, with 'Paedophilia'
or 'Predators',

(2) This has, almost nothing to do, with protecting children,
from harm, or rescuing them,

(3) This has, almost nothing to do, with being rational, 
logical, or about the available research,

(4) This has, almost everything to do, with propaganda, votes,
politics, distraction techniques, PR and making money,

(5) This has, everything to do, with removing our 
fundamental freedoms.


Wednesday 16 July 2014 20.30 BST

Police fear being overwhelmed as 660 suspects are arrested over paedophilia [sic]

"The volume of investigations means that officers said it would not be possible to eliminate viewing of child abuse material simply by detaining the perpetrators."

Thursday 24 July 2014

Met police draft in scores of officers to child abuse [sic] unit to cope with caseload

"In last six years, investigators have seen increase of 52% in reports of rape and 68% in allegations of sexual assault."


Monday, 7 July 2014  

The Wicked Witch Of The South, Plays The Paedocard, On Cue

July 15th, 2014 

Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill: Emergency law 

"Today, MPs will vote through a new law forcing internet and phone companies to keep records of all your calls, emails and texts. The government says it’s to counter terrorism [and?] – but privacy campaigners say it’s a huge power grab under false pretences." 

16 July 2014

MPs debated Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill

"MPs debated the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill in the House of Commons on Tuesday 15 July 2014. All Commons stages of the Bill took place on Tuesday; it now moves to the House of Lords for consideration."

3 hours ago (17/7/14; 21:10)

Emergency data powers become law

"Emergency legislation giving the security services access to people's phone and internet records has cleared the House of Lords

Emergency legislation giving the police and security services access to people's phone and internet records has received Royal Assent from the Queen.

Lindsay Hoyle, Deputy Speaker in the House of Commons, informed MPs that the Queen had agreed to formally bring in the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act 2014." 


Sunday 20 July 2014

Can paedophiles [sic] be good people? We flinch, but there are varying degrees [sic]

"Video: Theresa May on the child abuse [sic] operation"


17 July 2014 : Column 1013

Child Abuse  

"As Members will be aware from the announcement we heard yesterday about the outcome of the National Crime Agency’s operation, which was reported in the media, child abuse is a crime that continues today. I think that that operation shows our relentless commitment to pursue those engaged in online child sexual exploitation, and it was unprecedented in its degree of co-ordination, with the NCA leading and co-ordinating law enforcement efforts that involved 45 police forces across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. It has been ongoing for the past six months. People from all walks of life have been indentified, including those in positions of trust, and 660 arrests have been made and more than 400 children safeguarded or protected.

Crucial in investigations of online sexual abuse, and matters of this kind more generally, is the question of access to communications data. The Government are committed to tackling the threat to children online, which is why the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill, which was passed by this House on Tuesday and is currently before the other place, is important. It will ensure that law enforcement agencies continue to have access to another vital tool of communications data. Without access to communications data, the investigative capabilities of public authorities in relation to online child abuse would be significantly damaged, and vital evidence would be inaccessible. If companies do not retain that data and we cannot access it, it will become impossible in future to carry out such operations.

In other areas, the Government are also looking at what actions we can take in relation to this reprehensible crime. That is why in April last year, the Government established a national group to tackle sexual violence against children and vulnerable people, led by the Minister for Crime Prevention, my right hon. Friend the Member for Lewes (Norman Baker). The cross-Government group was established to learn the lessons from some of the recent cases that have emerged and the resulting reviews and inquiries, and as a result of its work we now have better guidance for police and prosecutors, new powers for the police to get information from hotels that are used for child sexual exploitation, and better identification of children at risk of exploitation through the use of local multi-agency safeguarding hubs.

The Home Office will do everything it can to allow the full investigation of child abuse and the prosecution of its perpetrators. The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre command of the National Crime Agency works with police forces to investigate child sexual abuse, and has access to specialist officers who could be called on to assist in complex cases. CEOP is already providing support to forces in the robust investigation of child sexual abuse.

For some time, this House has been considering issues arising from historic cases of child abuse. The news yesterday of more than 600 arrests by the NCA, and ongoing investigations into current incidents of child abuse, show that this is not just a problem of the past but is with us today. The Government will do everything they can to work to stamp out child abuse, but there is a wider question for us as a society about how and why these appalling crimes are still taking place today."



So, let us begin, shall we ... 

16 July 2014

Leaders: There must be no let-up on paedophiles [sic]

"It scarcely requires explaining that behind every image of child abuse is an actual incident, a life-destroying moment, perhaps the latest in a terrifying string of sexual assaults."

Critique ...

"It scarcely requires explaining [oh, we think it does] that behind every image [you mean, really, behind it? otherwise, weasel phrase] of child abuse [sic - indecent image of a child, not even obscene] is an actual incident [no, it is an image, nothing more - it could be a cartoon, or a pseudo-image, whatever, it is merely an image, and an image never harmed any, rational, person], a life-destroying moment [real example, with medical records, if you please?], perhaps the latest in a terrifying string of sexual assaults. [perhaps the latest in a delightful string of fun-filled, sex romps ... can you say 'Vicky'?]"

or ...

"It scarcely requires explaining that behind every image of child abuse is an actual incident, a life-destroying moment, perhaps the latest in a terrifying string of physical assaults. [which you can legally-possess]'".

It is such hyperbole, hysteria, hypocrisy and voodoo criminology, presented by the ignorant, those with vested interests or the stupid, which makes this issue, so difficult to deal with, in a rational and honest manner; just as it is, with Child Sexual Activity (CSAc), itself, but, that is for another time.


More to follow.


Published: 10:02, 7 November 2014 | Updated: 11:19, 7 November 2014

The internet is becoming a 'dark and ungoverned' place where paedophiles [sic], murderers [sic] and terrorists can safely operate, warns Met chief

">Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe met with law enforcement experts in New York,
>He said encryption on computers and phones is frustrating police inquiries,
>Police commissioner has warned parts of web are left as 'anarchic places,'
>He called on internet companies to do more to protect public from dark web,
>A former senior civil servant warned cybercrime was speeding ahead of law,
>While head of GCHQ says technology is 'command networks' for terrorists."

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7:00AM GMT 10 Dec 2014

Theresa May: How this Government plans to protect children from devastating sex abuse [sic]

8 December 2014 

Ending online child sexual exploitation: UK leads Global Summit in London #WeProtect Children Online

"Home Secretary Theresa May said:

>This government is absolutely committed to ending child sexual abuse, in whatever form it takes.

>We are all appalled by the continued use of the internet to abuse and exploit children for sexual gratification and profit.

>It causes indescribable harm to children and young people, whose suffering is multiplied by the continued circulation of images of their abuse online.

>Governments, law enforcement agencies, technology companies and non-governmental organisations need to act together to bring these terrible crimes to an end. Just as its perpetrators act across borders and increasingly use sophisticated technology to share and collaborate, so must we to disrupt and remove these criminal acts.

>The #WeProtect Global Summit on Child Sexual Exploitation marks a watershed moment in this fight and will send a clear message throughout the world. Together, we will confront it head on.

>We will do everything in our power to remove illegal images of children from the internet, to identify and protect victims, and to bring abusers to justice."

10 December 2014

We owe it to victims to act boldly and decisively

Ignore the bogus 'child abuse' references ... so cocksure

She Does Not Even Bother Hiding Their Real Aims And Objectives ...

"We must all ask ourselves some tough questions about why this is happening, and why this material is proliferating. It is unacceptable that anyone should consider themselves immune from the law and public censure. It is unacceptable that anyone should think they can get away with such activity just because that activity is online, and they are at home and think no one is watching. Behind every vile image accessed online a real life child has been abused; accessing such images is participating in that abuse.

So the case for action could not be clearer, and it could not be more urgent.

The problem we are facing is global, and it requires a coordinated global response from governments, law enforcement agencies, technology companies and civil society organisations.

We have already seen significant achievements, and I know technology companies have been working hard to develop technological solutions. But we must do more."

"That is why in the summer, with cross-party support, we legislated to deal with two urgent problems relating to communications data and interception. When the European Court of Justice called into question the legal basis upon which we require communication service providers to retain data, and when providers based overseas questioned the application of our laws on interception to them, we changed the law to put both questions beyond doubt.

In addition, the Counter Terrorism and Security Bill, which is currently before our Parliament, will address one of the challenges currently faced by law enforcement agencies, and help us to identify who in the real world is using an Internet Protocol address at a given point in time. 

However these measures only deal with limited and specific problems. The way people communicate is constantly changing, and the options are multiplying. There are still gaps in our law enforcement and intelligence agencies’ capabilities. This means that those agencies may, for example, still struggle to identify those who have been accessing servers hosting illegal images of child sexual abuse.

I remain passionately convinced that our ability to fight back against networks of child abusers – not to mention protecting national security means that we need to address these gaps, as set out in the Government’s Draft Communications Data Bill published in 2012. We must ensure that law enforcement agencies have the powers they need not only to catch perpetrators online, but by providing them with the capabilities they need to investigate and pursue perpetrators who are carrying out crimes in the real world, and to protect vulnerable children no matter where in the world they are.

We do not take the use of these powers lightly. We have one of the most rigorous communications data acquisition and oversight regimes in the world. There are well established safeguards in existing legislation to ensure that communications data can only be acquired when it is necessary for a statutory purpose, such as the prevention and detection of crime, and that the intrusion involved is proportionate to what is sought to be achieved. In an interconnected and globalised world, it is vital that we all work together to ensure that there are no safe havens for child abusers, and that they have nowhere to hide. Part of this requires legislation making illegal the possession, distribution and production of child sexual abuse material. But part of it is about having specific resources within law enforcement agencies to combat child sexual abuse online."

"Tackling child sexual exploitation online is an immense task, and it requires action on many fronts.

Everyone gathered here today has a role to play: governments, law enforcement agencies, civil society, and industry. No one country, and no one organisation, can tackle this in isolation. The responsibility for tackling this threat rests upon us all."

"We need technological solutions to tackle anonymous networks that facilitate online abuse, with solutions to identify and remove illegal imagery so that law enforcement agencies can be alerted, offenders identified and prosecuted, and victims protected.

We need to see more coordinated action to close the net on perpetrators, arrest them, and prosecute them for their crimes.

We need to send out a clear message to perpetrators that no matter where they are, they will not get away with their crimes. We will track you down, arrest, prosecute and put you behind bars for a very long time.

And we must remember that what is taking place online is part of a much wider picture – and that horrendous child sexual abuse is taking place in our communities around the world.

This conference marks a watershed moment: it marks an unprecedented level of international cooperation by nations, technology companies and non-governmental organisations. There can be no greater task than the protection of vulnerable children in our own countries and around the world. We owe it to all those who have lost their childhood to sexual exploitation – and those still at risk – to do everything in our power to protect them, and put an end to these disturbing crimes."

Timing no coincidence ...

Published: 22:04, 6 December 2014 | Updated: 22:05, 6 December 2014

1,000 arrested in paedophile [sic] swoop: National Crime chiefs reveal high-tech war against abuse suspects

More liars, frauds and government-approved, CSAI profiteering traffickers ... 

10 December 2014  

Susie Hargreaves states the IWF is proud support Global Summit

 "On Wednesday 10 and Thursday 11 December 2014, representatives from over 50 countries meet in London for the We Protect global summit. The Internet Watch Foundation will be in attendance for both days.

Susie Hargreaves, Chief Executive, said: “The IWF is proud to be an active participant in the Online Child Sexual Exploitation Global Summit. As one of the world’s leading hotlines, funded by the internet industry to remove online child sexual abuse imagery and videos, we are committed to working with partners across the world to achieve our mission of eliminating online child sexual abuse.

“The IWF is acutely aware that regardless of how successful we are at removing content hosted in the UK, this is a global problem which requires every country to stand up and play an active role. By working together across the world we will move one step closer to eradicating this heinous crime.

“This is important because every single image or video is of a real child being sexually abused and every time someone views that image or video that child is re-victimised.

“We applaud the Prime Minister in taking the lead in this matter by bringing so many key stakeholders together from across the world to agree an international approach to the problem.”

10 December 2014 

WeProtect summit 

"Keith Bristow called today for stronger partnerships between law enforcement, NGOs and industry to tackle online child sexual exploitation.

Representatives from over fifty countries, law enforcement agencies, technology companies and charities joined the Prime Minister and the Home Secretary at a two day summit in London to discuss the growing problem of online child abuse.

You can read the Director General's full speech here." 

10 December 2014 at 3:56am 

London hosts summit to discuss 'online child safety'

10 December 14

#WeProtect summit marks global crackdown on online child abuse


Thursday 11 December 2014

New Unit Targets 'Dark-Net' Paedophiles [sic]

"An as-yet-unnamed law enforcement unit will focus on the most prolific offenders who view child abuse images on the dark web."

"The new unit is the cornerstone of measures to be announced by Mr Cameron at the We Protect Children Online summit in London.

The UK has created its own database of 2.6 million known child abuse images to assist police across the country.

More than 30 countries have given commitments to increase their law enforcement endeavours around online child abuse, by setting up their own national databases of child abuse material or linking to the Interpol database.

A new £50 million Child protection Fund, the first of its kind, will support prevention and help victims. UNICEF will support its development."
Published: 07:16, 11 December 2014 | Updated: 07:16, 11 December 2014

New crackdown on child abuse images

PUBLISHED: December 11, 2014 00:31

Unit to target online paedophiles [sic]

"Crime-fighters and spies are to join forces to tackle persistent paedophiles [sic] who use the so-called 'dark-net' to share horrific images [sic] of child abuse, the Prime Minister will announce today."

"Her comments [May] were another clear signal that a Conservative-majority government would revive the communications data bill, which was dropped in 2012 in the face of Liberal Democrat opposition, if it were to come to power at the next general election."

Thursday 11 December 2014

New police unit will track down paedophiles [sic] on the dark net

Dec 11, 2014 00:00

Spies to help child abuse experts target Britain's worst online paedos [sic]

Last updated at 12:01AM, December 11 2014

Spy agency prowls dark net to snare worst child sex offenders [sic]

11:27PM GMT 10 Dec 2014

Paedophiles [sic] have 'nowhere to hide' as spies and police target 'dark web'

Thursday 11 December 2014

National Crime Agency and GCHQ join forces in hunt for ‘dark web’ child abuse [sic]

7:42AM GMT 11 Dec 2014

New powers to target 'Dark Net' paedophiles [sic] explained

December 11, 2014 07:52 GMT

David Cameron enlists GCHQ to hunt paedophiles [sic] on the dark web

Published: 8 hrs ago (December 11; 8:25 am) 

Net closing on web filth

Thursday 11 December 2014

New Unit To Target 'Dark-Net' Paedophiles [sic] (video)

11 December 2014 at 7:18am

New laws to tackle online paedophiles [sic] who use the 'dark net'


Published: 23:47, 10 December 2014 | Updated: 23:51, 10 December 2014 

Cameron vows to end loophole [sic] that lets off web paedophiles [sic]: New law stops perverts asking children to send explicit photos

">Police currently have to prove suspects have received an illegal image,
>But new law will allow police to pursue those who 'fish' for victims online,
>Punishment will apply irrespective of outcome of paedophile's behaviour,
>The Serious Crime Bill will make offence punishable by two years in jail,
>Revenge porn will also become a specific offence, PM will announce today." 

11 December 2014 Last updated at 04:37

Law targets child abusers soliciting images online



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The Prime Minister announces new plans to tackle child abuse on the internet (audio)

#WeProtect Children Online Global Summit: Theresa May speech

#WeProtect Children Online Global Summit: Prime Minister's speech

#WeProtect Children Online Global Summit: Baroness Shields' speech


Published: 09:49, Thu, December 11, 2014 

Paedophiles to be hunted 'like terrorists' in new crackdown on 'dark net', Cameron vows

""What we are doing there is setting GCHQ, our world class intelligence agency, together with the National Crime Agency and we are going to go after these people with every bit of effort that we go after terrorists and other international criminals."

According to Downing Street, the new unit will use the GCHQ's technical expertise and the NCA's investigatory skills to help develop new capabilities to analyse enormous volumes of child abuse photography and video scattered throughout the dark net."

Thursday 11 December 2014

Sexual Messages To Children To Be Made Illegal

11 December 2014 at 10:27am

New laws to tackle online paedophiles [sic] who use the 'dark net'

11 Dec 2014

GCHQ, police to team up to hunt down child abuse on the darknet

Posted: December 11, 2014 

New law to target online paedophiles [sic]

Posted: December 11, 2014

New law targets paedophiles [sic] soliciting images online

Published time: December 11, 2014 11:02

‘Dark Web’ pedophiles [sic] to be hunted by new GCHQ-NCA police unit

11 Dec 2014

Paedophiles [sic] to be hunted down like terrorists by new crime unit - here's how

11 December 2014 Last updated at 10:51

GCHQ to help tackle 'dark net' child abuse images (video)

11 December 2014 at 1:40pm

Will new laws aimed at tackling 'dark net' paedophiles [sic] be enough?


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Wednesday 10 December 2014 11.39 GMT 

Theresa May: data law could have helped catch more paedophiles [sic]

"Home secretary claims measures in communications data bill could have been used to fight child sex offenders online."

"May’s comments are another clear signal that a Conservative-majority government would revive the communications data bill if it were to come to power at the next general election.

Last month new powers were announced for police to force internet firms to hand over details that could help identify suspected terrorists and paedophiles [sic].

The counter-terrorism and security bill will oblige internet service providers to retain information linking internet protocol addresses to individual users." 

12:03PM GMT 11 Dec 2014

David Cameron tells Google and Yahoo to join hunt for terrorists

"Prime Minister wants internet companies to warn police if would-be terrorists search for bomb-making tip."

"The Prime Minister said he wanted to apply to the internet the "principles of commonsense, decency, moral responsibility as we do to real life"."


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Thursday 11 December 2014 

Cameron accused of electioneering on child abuse crackdown 

"People who ask children to sext them will be breaking the law under plans announced by David Cameron on Thursday. But critics doubt an already overstretched police service will be able to cope."

"But, according to the former head of the child exploitation and online protection centre (CEOP) Jim Gamble, most of the measures announced in Cameron's speech were "rehashed". Much of the progress made in recent times has been made by technology firms, who were already blocking material, he said.

And he accused Cameron of electioneering over the issue as questions were raised about whether the planned change in the law would actually cover anyone who viewed images of child abuse who was not covered by existing legislation."

Dec. 11, 2014, at 10:56 a.m.

This Is Why The Government Is Introducing A New Agency To Police The Internet

"Downing Street says it has had enough of internet libertarians running web firms and wants to crack down on child abuse images. Just don’t mention censorship."

"Members of Cameron’s team claim they were initially exasperated with what they perceived to be knee-jerk libertarianism among tech executives when they broached the issue of cracking down on child abuse images.

“They thought we were modern day equivalents of Mary Whitehouse,” a Downing Street source told BuzzFeed News. “They have a very broad, completely anti-censorship view and think the internet should be a place without boundaries.”

According to this No. 10 insider, web companies repeatedly raised fears that filtering their service in any form at the behest of the UK government could make it easier for repressive regimes such as Russia or China to justify more excessive demands.

“But this is not censorship, this is criminality,” the source insisted, before attacking suggestions that further attempting to control the internet, even for child abuse images, risked limiting freedom of speech and inadvertent censorship of other material. “It’s about recognising the world’s a bit more complicated than that.”"

Thursday 11 December 2014

Dark net: We have the technology to trace internet paedophiles [sic] – let’s make sure we use it

"Shouldn’t internet providers be made entirely responsible for the content they convey?"

"In fact, shouldn’t the providers be made entirely responsible for the content they convey?

If The Independent were to publish images of child abuse, we would be held legally accountable. If we were to publish lies about someone, we could be sued. If we were to print certain details about a defendant before or during a trial, our editor could go to prison.

We are responsible for the material that goes in our newspaper.

Why should Google or Yahoo or Facebook be any different? If terrorists or paedophiles are plotting online, why shouldn’t it be compulsory for the service provider to monitor the process and alert whoever needs to be alerted?

And if they say it’s technically too difficult, why don’t they get some tips from America’s National Security Agency? They seem to have no trouble carrying out electronic surveillance."

Thursday 11 December 2014 11.02 EST

GCHQ: David Cameron’s ‘dark web’ announcement says nothing new

"More than 70 articles this year have highlighted GCHQ’s work against child abuse – but what do the headlines amount to?"

"What’s left could be as little as a new operational name for long-running work – plus a few good headlines for GCHQ, and the prime minister himself."

January 05, 2015 5:49 PM ET 

Prosecutors Say Tools For Hiding Online Hinder Cybercrime Crackdowns

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12 December 2014

Laws Aren't The Only Solution To Child Pornography


The Voodoo Science of Child Pornography Laws

Archive for the ‘Child Porn Witch Hunt’ Category

When Judges Talk Rubbish - Voodoo Obiter Dicta

A Brand New 'Disorder', Requires A Brand New Term - Eikonophobia

Have You Learned Nothing? - Causality and Correlation of Owning Images

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Dec 31, 2014 21:30

It's time to wipe [sic] child abuse images [sic] from the internet - before it's too late [sic]

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Jan 12, 2015 16:53 

David Cameron uses Paris terror attack to push through more surveillance powers

Monday 12 January 2015 16.23 GMT

UK spy agencies need more powers, says Cameron

Wednesday 27 May 2015

Controversial Snooper's Charter Resurrected

"The first snooper's charter was sweeping, yet this one goes much further - including the digital equivalent of a ban on all locks.

My, hasn't the snooper's charter grown?

Rewind three years ago, to the 2012 Queen's Speech.

The coalition government announced plans for new laws to "maintain the ability" of law enforcement and intelligence agencies access to communications data – your browsing activity, email correspondence and text message metadata.

This time round, the charter has a new name, the Investigatory Powers Bill, but the same language: it will "maintain the ability" of law enforcement and intelligence agencies.

However, there is one rather large addition, spelled out in the 2015 briefing pack."


The Snooper's Charter passed into law this week – say goodbye to your privacy

"The fact that you’re on this website is – potentially – state knowledge. Service providers must now store details of everything you do online for 12 months – and make it accessible to dozens of public authorities."


Jun 6, 2017 

According to UK Prime Minister May, the fight against terrorism requires porn censorship on the Internet