Archive | February 9, 2017

U.S. Authorities Now Allowed To Kill Citizens by Firing Squad*

U.S. Authorities Now Allowed To Kill Citizens by Firing Squad*

There’s no killing capital punishment in State Representative Andy Gipson’s (R-Braxton) House Bill 638.

His legislation would set up a list of replacement methods for execution should the state find any single one unconstitutional. In order, Gipson’s preference is lethal injection, followed by nitrogen hypoxia, firing squad and then Old Sparky, the electric chair.

HB 638 passed the Mississippi House of Representatives on Wednesday in a 75-43 vote.

House Judiciary B Chairman Andy Gipson, R-Braxton, said the bill has the support of Gov. Phil Bryant and Attorney General Jim Hood.

“I have a constituent whose daughter was raped and killed 25 years ago and the person is still awaiting execution,” Gipson said, according to the Clarion Ledger.

“If we want to have the death penalty, this bill will give us options.”

The Hospitality State last executed someone in 2012. Since then, a federal lawsuit as well as motions brought to the state’s Supreme Court concerning fatal drug cocktails have led to a dearth in the supply of the lethal doses. Meanwhile, there are 47 inmates currently on death row.

Of the 33 states with the death penalty, only Oklahoma and Utah have a firing squad option. According to the Death Penalty Information Center, Mississippi used hanging from 1804 to 1940, then a mobile electric chair until 1952. From 1954 to 1989, the state used a gas chamber. In 1984, the legislature approved lethal injection.

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Related Topics:

U.S. has 5% of World’s Female Population, but 30% of Women in Prison*

7,000- People Died in Texas Jails and Police Custody*

U.S. Judge Orders Release of ILLEGALLY Imprisoned Immigrant Children From Detention Centres*

Texas Prison Authorities Ban 15,000 Books… But Allow Hitler’s ‘Mein Kampf’*

White Privilege Gets No Prison Time for Raping 2-Year-Old Girl and Posting It Online*

Justice Department to Breaks Ties with Private Prisons!?*

CIA Agent Jailed for Exposing Torturous Racist System that “Must be Torn Down”*

Librarians Gagged and Threatened with Prison under the Patriot Act*

Judge Calls for U.S. Marshals and FBI to Arrest Congress and the President*

 

Report Confirms Common Core Officially Makes Children “More Stupid”*

Report Confirms Common Core Officially Makes Children “More Stupid”*

They recently released the results of a worldwide exam administered every three years to 15-year-olds in 72 countries. The exam monitors reading, math and science knowledge.

Based on their findings, the United States saw an 11-point drop in math scores and nearly flat levels for reading and science.

The Land of the Free, Home of the Brave, fell below the OECD average – and failed to crack the top ten in all three categories.

In other words, thanks to the Obama administration’s education policies, kids in the Slovac Republic are more proficient in multiplication.

The comforting news is that your children can name all 58 genders and recite the Islamic conversion prayer (Shahada) by memory.

This was of course by design. Barrack Hussein Obama had nothing but contempt for American exceptionalism. If American children excel and reach levels of greatness that will bring innovation to the world, that would somehow be oppressive to people who aren’t ‘privileged’ so he had to make sure that mediocrity was rewarded.

Thank God Donald Trump is bringing back the competitive spirit that made America so great! For starters, Common Core needs to be completely abolished. This will remove Islamic indoctrination from our schools as well. Our children should be learning reading, writing and arithmetic, not being brainwashed with Marxist platitudes.

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U.S. School Kids Opt-Out En Masse against Common Core*

U.S. Places “Gag Order” on Weather Agency Employees, Inserts Geo-engineering Propaganda into ‘Common Core’ Syllabus*

“Common Core” Education Making our Children Stupid!

Common Core is for Your Kids not Bill Gates’*

One Mother Shows How 2012 Top Maths Students Fail in Common Core Maths*

School Forced to Allow ‘After-School Satan’ Club or Face Costly Lawsuits*

U.S. Students Behind in Math*

Against the Odds: Girl from Gaza Takes 1st International Math Prize*

 

E.U. Foreign Affairs Chief Says aging Europe Needs Migration*

E.U. Foreign Affairs Chief Says aging Europe Needs Migration*

Aging and greying Europe won’t close its doors to asylum seekers, as it needs immigration, the E.U.’s foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, said, adding that Europeans had been migrants themselves “up to few years ago.”

“I believe Europeans should understand that we need migration for our economies and for our welfare systems, with the current demographic trend we have to be sustainable,” Mogherini said.

Mogherini, who was speaking at the Senior Officials Meeting at the Valletta Joint Action Plan 2017, was joined by Maltese Foreign Minister George Vella, as well as officials from Europe and Africa. The meeting was convened to deal with migration through cooperation with third countries.

Mogherini slammed the stance of immigration opponents as “based on confrontation, instead of cooperation; on building walls, instead of building partnerships; on closures and bans, rather than dialogue,” promising the Europe will instead take a “fair” and “humane” approach.

“Let me be totally clear from the very beginning: Europe does not and will not close its doors. Also because – and as an Italian I think I can say it loud – we Europeans have been migrants ourselves up to few years ago.”

Mogherini called attention to the approximately 4,500 lives lost as asylum seekers tried to cross into the E.U. via the Central Mediterranean route in 2016 – the worst figure on record, according to the U.N. Refugee Agency (UNHCR).

“Every day, every single day, people still die on the route; those we see at sea, those we do not see in the desert [in Africa]. Each one of those lives is one too many and we can save them, protect them; prevent these dangerous journeys only if we manage together,” she said.

Mogherini stressed that Europe shouldn’t “prevent people from seeking a better life elsewhere” and must “stop the tragedy at sea, and in the desert.”

The issue of the aging and greying of Europe had been in the headlines long before the refugee crisis broke out. Back in 2012, an aging report from the European Commission said the E.U.’s population is “projected to reach 517 million in 2060,” adding that “nearly one third of the citizens will then be aged 65 or over.

Three years later, in the middle of the massive refugee influx, virtually no change in forecast was made in the aging report released in 2015.

“Europe is currently and will remain in 2060 the oldest continent in the world also when looking at the ‘very-old-age dependency ratio,’” it said.

In September of 2015, E.U. Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said Europe is an aging continent in demographic decline and migration should be viewed as a resource rather than a problem.” 

Earlier in February of this year, E.U. leaders expressed their intention to stem illegal immigration from Libya and its neighbouring countries via the Mediterranean. A declaration published on the website of the E.U. Council says reducing migrant influxes and saving the lives of refugees who attempt the risky sea journey to Europe is a key goal for the bloc.

However, not all Europeans are ready to “open doors” to migrants, especially Muslims. According to the recent poll from the Chatham House think-tank, more than 55% of Europeans say that immigration from Muslim-majority countries should be stopped.

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Related Topics:

U.N. Raises Replacement Migration for Eurasian Countries with Aging Populations*

European Refugee Camps in Syria During WWII*

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More People in Europe are Dying Than are Being Born*

Media Fell for Nazi-Manufactured ‘White Genocide’ Scandal*

Interpol Reports 1 Percent of European Terrorism Was Carried Out by Muslims in 2014*

War Criminal Blair to Eradicate European Culture to Create a United States of Europe*

DNA Study Finds Ice Age Europeans Predominantly Had Dark Complexions and Brown Eyes*

New U.N. Chief is a Globalist, Socialist, Extremist*

The Genocide of the Peoples of Europe*

European Refugee Camps in Syria During WWII*

Amnesty Int’l Admits Syria’s ‘torture prison’ Report Fabricated Entirely in U.K.*

Amnesty Int’l Admits Syria’s ‘torture prison’ Report Fabricated Entirely in U.K.*

By Tony Cartalucci

Amnesty International’s 48 page report titled, “Syria: Human Slaughterhouse: Mass Hangings and Extermination at Saydnaya Prison, Syria,” boasts bold claims, concluding:

…the Syrian authorities’ violations at Saydnaya amount to crimes against humanity. Amnesty International urgently calls for an independent and impartial investigation into crimes committed at Saydnaya.

However, even at a cursory glance, before even reading the full body of the report, under a section  titled, “Methodology,” Amnesty International admits it has no physical evidence whatsoever to substantiate what are admittedly only the testimony of alleged inmates and former workers at the prison, as well as figures within Syria’s opposition.

What you are looking at is a 3D model fabricated entirely in the United Kingdom, based solely on satellite pictures and hearsay. Passed off as evidence this technique of “forensic architecture” may soon become a new tool in the dissemination of war propaganda if it is not exposed.

 

Within the section titled, “Methodology,” the report admits:

Despite repeated requests by Amnesty International for access to Syria, and specifically for access to detention facilities operated by the Syrian authorities, Amnesty International has been barred by the Syrian authorities from carrying out research in the country and consequently has not had access to areas controlled by the Syrian government since the crisis began in 2011. Other independent human rights monitoring groups have faced similar obstacles.

In other words, Amnesty International had no access whatsoever to the prison, nor did any of the witnesses it allegedly interview provide relevant evidence taken from or near the prison.

The only photographs of the prison are taken from outer space via satellite imagery. The only other photos included in the report are of three men who allege they lost weight while imprisoned and a photo of one of eight alleged death certificates provided to family members of detainees who died at Saydnaya.

The alleged certificates admittedly reveal nothing regarding allegations of torture or execution.

Articles like, “Hearsay Extrapolated – Amnesty Claims Mass Executions In Syria, Provides Zero Proof,” provide a detailed examination of Amnesty’s “statistics,” while articles like, “Amnesty International “Human Slaughterhouse” Report Lacks Evidence, Credibility, Reeks Of State Department Propaganda,” cover the politically-motivated nature of both Amnesty International and the timing of the report’s promotion across the Western media.

However, there is another aspect of the report that remains unexplored – the fact that Amnesty International itself has openly admitted that the summation of the report was fabricated in the United Kingdom at Amnesty International’s office, using a process they call “forensic architecture,” in which the lack of actual, physical, photographic, and video evidence, is replaced by 3D animations and sound effects created by designers hired by Amnesty International.

Amnesty Hired Special Effects Experts to Fabricate “Evidence” 

In a video produced by Amnesty International accompanying their report, titled, “Inside Saydnaya: Syria’s Torture Prison,” the narrator admits in its opening seconds that Amnesty International possesses no actual evidence regarding the prison.

The video admits:

There are almost no pictures of its exterior [except satellite images] and none from inside. And what happens within its walls is cloaked in secrecy, until now. 

Viewers are initially led to believe evidence has emerged, exposing what took place within the prison’s walls, but the narrator continues by explaining:

 We’ve devised a unique way of revealing what life is like inside a torture prison. And we’ve done it by talking to people who were there and have survived its horrors…

…and using their recollections and the testimony of others, we’ve build an interactive 3D model which can take you for the first time inside Saydnaya.

The narrator then explains:

In a unique collaboration, Amnesty International has teamed up with “Forensic Architecture” of Goldsmiths, University of London, to reconstruct both the sound and architecture of Saydnaya prison, and to do it using cutting-edge digital technology to create a model.

In other words, the summation of Amnesty International’s presentation was not accumulated from facts and evidence collected in Syria, but instead fabricated entirely in London using 3D models, animations, and audio software, based on the admittedly baseless accounts of alleged witnesses who claim to have been in or otherwise associated with the prison.

Eyal Weizman, director of “Forensic Architecture,” would admit that “memory” alone was the basis of both his collaboration with Amnesty International, and thus, the basis for Amnesty’s 48 page report:

Memory is the only resource within which we can start [to] reconstruct what has taken place. What does it feel like to be a prisoner in Saydnaya? 

Weizman’s organization, “Forensic Architecture,” on its own website, describes its activities:

Forensic Architecture is a research agency based at Goldsmiths, University of London. It includes a team of architects, scholars, filmmakers, designers, lawyers and scientists to undertake research that gathers and presents spatial analysis in legal and political forums.

We provide evidence for international prosecution teams, political organisations, NGOs, and the United Nations in various processes worldwide. Additionally, the agency undertakes historical and theoretical examinations of the history and present status of forensic practices in articulating notions of public truth.

In other words, special effects experts and their tools – usually employed in the creation of fictional movies for the entertainment industry or for architectural firms to propose yet-to-exist projects – are now being employed to fabricate evidence in a political context when none in reality exists.

While the work of “Forensic Architecture” may be of interest to developing theories, it is by no means useful in providing actual evidence – evidence being understood as an actual available body of facts or information indicating whether a belief or proposition is true or valid – not a fabricated body of supposed facts or information.

Technology used for creating Hollywood dinosaurs and aliens, or an architectural proposal for a vacant lot, is now being used to fabricate evidence for politically motivated reports when no actual evidence exists.

Technology used for creating Hollywood dinosaurs and aliens, or an architectural proposal for a vacant lot, is now being used to fabricate evidence for politically motivated reports when no actual evidence exists.

 

The work of “Forensic Architecture” and the witness accounts gathered by Amnesty International – all of which were admittedly gathered outside of Syria – would form the basis of an initial inquiry, not a final report nor the basis of a conclusion that human rights violations not only took place, but that they constituted crimes against humanity and demanded immediate international recourse.

Amnesty International’s report lacked any actual evidence, with its presentation consisting instead of admittedly fabricated images, sounds, maps, and diagrams. Amnesty – lacking actual evidence – instead abused its reputation and the techniques of classical deception to target and manipulate audiences emotionally. What Amnesty International is engaged in is not “human rights advocacy,” but rather politically-motivated war propaganda simply hiding behind such advocacy.

Exposing this technique of openly and shamelessly fabricating the summation of an internationally released report – promoted unquestioningly by prominent Western papers and media platforms, including the BBC, CNN, the Independent, and others – prevents Amnesty and other organizations like it from continuing to use the trappings of science and engineering as cover to deliver monstrous lies to the public.

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Related Topics:

Who’s Paying Amnesty Int’l to Lie about Syria?*

Amnesty International in Spirit No Longer Exists*

Turkey Continues Repeated Violations against the Sanctity and Unity of Syria’s Sovereignty*

Idlib Raid Hits CIA/Saudi Backed Rebels as “President Banner” Tries to Bury Yemen Blunder*

Priceless Ancient Seed Bank Saved from Destruction in Syria*

Egypt’s U-Turn on Iraq and Syria*

Russia Hammers ISIS in Deir Ez-zor, Airlifts Syrian Troops There*

42 Arrested in Tennessee Sex Trafficking Operation*

42 Arrested in Tennessee Sex Trafficking Operation*

By Jack Phillips

At least 42 suspects were arrested during a sting targeting human and sex trafficking in Memphis, Tennessee, police said.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, in a release, said that 38 men and four women were arrested, which included “eight men responding to the ads tried to buy sex from a minor.” Meanwhile, “those arrested include a medical professional, engineers, a law student, a tow truck driver and construction workers,” the TBI added.

Two juvenile female victims of human trafficking were also recovered in the sting and were referred to the Department of Children’s Services.

Agents posted four ads each day on Backpage.com for about 7 hours each day, and some 475 men responded to them in total.

“We have said all along that this is a demand-driven crime, and this operation demonstrates how very prevalent that demand is,” TBI Director Mark Gwyn said in the release.

“Let me speak directly to men: The women you see advertised online are people, not products. We need men to step up and demand better from themselves and the men around them.”

“Operations like ‘Operation Someone Like Me’ are necessary to protect the innocence of youth within our community. It is sickening to know that there are individuals who prey on our girls and women,” added Memphis Police Director Michael Rallings.

“Parents and family members, be aware and know where your children are and what they are doing at all times.”

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Planned Parenthood was Caught Covering up Child Sex Trafficking*

‘Tambourine Army’ Gathers Recruits as Jamaicans’ Anger over Child Sexual Abuse Grows*

One Man Helped to Rescue 6,000 Sex Trafficking Victims*

2,000 Australian Catholic Figures Accused of Child Abuse*

She was a Sex Slave to Europe’s Elite at Age 6*

FBI to Release Evidence on Clinton Child Sex Scandal*

Sex Crimes and Israeli Leadership*

U.S. to re-Define Law on Sexual Consent*

‘nothing short of the nation’s first paedophile protection act’*

Husband of Prosecutor Investigating Bill Clinton for Child Sex Charges Gunned Down*

Children Sexually Assaulted at E.U.’s Official Refugee Camps*

If You’re Poor the State Takes Away Your Children*

If You’re Poor the State Takes Away Your Children*

Kirsten Fauquet and John Stratzman, in their apartment in New London on Oct. 5, 2016, talk about their son “Dylan,” who nearly died in a Groton foster home. (Deborah Straszheim/The Day)

Kirsten Fauquet and John Stratzman, in their apartment in New London on Oct. 5, 2016, talk about their son “Dylan,” who nearly died in a Groton foster home. (Deborah Straszheim/The Day)

Kirsten Fauquet and John Stratzman, in their apartment in New London on Oct. 5, 2016, talk about their son “Dylan,” who nearly died in a Groton foster home. (Deborah Straszheim/The Day)

By Deborah Straszheim

The Day – Excerpts:

The Department of Children and Families is seeking to terminate the parental rights of a New London (Connecticut) couple whose son nearly died in a Groton foster home — an outcome, advocates say, that highlights the downward spiral of poor families who become trapped in the child welfare system.

Once poor parents become involved with DCF, they don’t have the legal resources to fight; they’re required to fix housing and financial problems to get their children back and there’s no public scrutiny or recourse if they feel they’re treated unfairly within the confines of private, juvenile court, advocates said.

“The confusion of poverty with neglect is the single biggest problem in American child welfare,” said Richard Wexler, executive director of the National Coalition for Child Protection Reform.

Poor parents are more likely than middle-class parents to have their parental rights terminated because they’re more likely to have their children taken in the first place, he said.

The department served 73,360 children in 2016 and had 2,310 children enter DCF care, or 3 percent of the total served. Of the substantiated investigations by DCF, 90% are for neglect and 10% are for abuse.

Martin Guggenheim, a professor of law at New York University and co-director of the Family Defense Clinic, said the only children in foster care in the United States come from poor families. People turn a blind eye to the same behaviour or inadequate parenting in middle-class neighborhoods, he said.

“Despite the rhetoric that children only be raised by adequate parents, we only apply that to one side of town,” he said.

“With poor people, we regulate their lives much more closely. And we always pass the test that we didn’t do this because of poverty. Because there is always something to pin it on beyond poverty,” he said.

The process of terminating parental rights starts the moment children are removed from custody of their parents, said attorney Michael H. Agranoff, who worked in the juvenile system for 26 years representing families in cases against DCF. He said he is familiar with the New London case, though he could not comment on it directly.

“Even though you grew up thinking you are innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, that doesn’t hold in DCF cases,” he said.

Courts typically uphold orders of temporary custody because no judge wants a child injured or killed on his or her watch, Agranoff said.

Kirsten Fauquet and John Stratzman’s toddler son became the focus of attention last year after he nearly starved to death in foster care in November 2015. The child, one of five children removed from their home, has been in multiple homes since then.

Lisa Vincent, the lawyer representing Fauquet, said she would fight the petition to terminate parental rights.

Continue reading the full article at The Day.

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Uncle Sam Wants Your Children*

Public School System Exposed for Reporting Parents to CPS for Homeschooling*

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Three Texas CPS Agents Indicted*

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Trump to Send ISIS Fighters to Guantanamo*

Trump to Send ISIS Fighters to Guantanamo*

The prison is infamous for its past severe and illegal treatment of prisoners.

U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order that would expand Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba and allow the United States to transfer fighters from the Islamic State group and other terror groups captured in battle there like it operated during the presidency of George W. Bush, the New York Times reported Wednesday.

Drafts of the directive have been in circulation at the White House for days and the newspaper obtained the latest draft which sees the Trump administration reversing an initial plan to reopen overseas “black sites” prison facilities the CIA previously used for torturing terror suspects.

But the latest draft would see Trump ordering Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to use Guantanamo to detain suspected members of “Al-Qaida, the Taliban, and associated forces, including individuals and networks associated with the Islamic State,” the New York Times reported citing the draft.

The executive order would also reverse another order by former President Barack Obama that called for the closure of the prison. Obama made closing Guantanamo one of his 2008 elections campaign promises, however, he failed to do so during the course of his eight-year-long presidency.

During his presidential bid, Trump repeatedly vowed to keep it open, expand it and “load it up with some bad dudes, believe me, we’re gonna load it up,” as he said just days after winning the elections in November.

The prison is infamous for its past severe and illegal treatment of prisoners. The U.S. military and other agencies operate under different regulations outside the U.S. territories, thus allowing them to use torture, hold prisoners without trial and other illegal practices otherwise not permitted in the U.S.

During the Obama administration, most detainees were transferred to other countries. Official figures reveal that nearly 800 prisoners have been held at Guantanamo since the prison opened after the Sept.11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Of those, more than 700 have been released or transferred and nine have died, while 41 men are still held there without internationally recognized charges or trials.

Cuba has repeatedly insisted that the U.S. return the occupied territory as part of the normalization of relations between the two countries that kicked off in Dec. 2014, which now faces an uncertain future as Trump and many of his Cabinet maintain hostile attitude towards the Caribbean socialist nation.

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Idlib Raid Hits CIA/Saudi Backed Rebels as “President Banner” Tries to Bury Yemen Blunder*

U.S. Refuses to Return Guantanamo to Cuba*

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Cuba Rejects U.S.-Style Neo-liberalism*

The CIA’s New Deputy Director Ran a Black Site for Torture*

This is America: Guantánamo Detainee Requires Rectal Surgery Following CIA Sodomy Torture*