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Post  pm on Mon 24 Nov - 21:58

i donīt know what to say!

could this be possible?

why in 21 century she need to hide a pregnacy?

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Post  Guest on Mon 24 Nov - 23:20

I dont know, there are some people that just "Spit the baby out" as they say feeling no pain at all. I hope this was accidental. I really do.

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Post  lubelle on Tue 25 Nov - 10:32

MsTaken wrote:Having a dead baby in your car 10 days after you gave birth wasnt being forgetful. It must have smelled really bad
I have to agree...i think she was more worried about herself and been caught out..than this poor little baby.

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Boy, 8, accused of killing father and friend

Post  Susan on Tue 25 Nov - 14:02

ST. JOHNS - A shocking tragedy rocked St. Johns Wednesday afternoon when two men were killed shortly after 5 pm.

Less than 24 hours later, police believe they have solved the crime - an 8-year-old boy has been charged with killing his father, 29-year-old Vincent Romero, and 39-year-old Timothy Romans of San Carlos.
A Thursday morning press release from the St. Johns Police Department said they were called to the 1490 West 7th North home Wednesday at 5:08 p.m. on a report of a possible homicide.
"Officers arrived one minute later to find a male subject deceased outside the residence," read the statement. "Officers entered the residence to search for the suspect(s) and further possible victims. A second male subject located inside the residence was also deceased."

According to the statement, officers immediately sealed off the area as a crime scene, set up road blocks at all nearby intersections, continued their search of the residence, and interviewed neighbors and family members who had begun gathering nearby.
Early reports said a child that lives at the house discovered the bodies and ran to a neighbor's house.
Romero, born and raised in St. Johns, lived in the home with his wife and son. His body was found upstairs in the home. Romans, who had been renting a room in the Romero home, was found deceased on the front porch. Romero and Romans were co-workers at a nearby power plant.

Investigators with the Arizona Department of Public Safety Crime Lab in Flagstaff arrived on the scene Thursday morning and helped the local agency collect crime scene evidence.
By Thursday afternoon, it was a different story. Police issued a second press release which announced the double homicide investigation was now solved. "Arrested early this afternoon was a juvenile who was charged with the two homicides and is currently being held at the Apache County Juvenile Detention Center."
Police Chief Roy Melnick said his department "...dedicated all our resources to this investigation in order to bring about a quick resolution to this tragic incident." He said the Apache County Sheriff's Office and the Department of Public Safety also dedicated tremendous resources "to solve this horrendous crime. We could not have solved this crime in such a short period of time without the aid of the Apache County Sheriff's Office and the Department of Public Safety."

Melnick commended the great efforts and work of all of the officers involved in the investigation and all of the civilian support personnel from the three law enforcement agencies for their expertise, professionalism and teamwork. He said he and his team are "...deeply saddened by this tragedy and our hearts go out to the families of the victims."

Chief Deputy Apache County Attorney Brad Carlyon told The Independent his office is prepared to prosecute the youngster to the fullest extent of the law. "Charges of premeditated murder have been filed ... in the Apache County Juvenile Court. The Apache County Attorney's Office is exploring all possible means of handling this matter given the juvenile's age and the heinous manner in which the killings were done."
A hearing is scheduled tomorrow at the Apache County Juvenile Court in St. Johns where a judge will have to decide if the youth should remain in custody or be released.

http://www.wmicentral.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=20190155&BRD=2264&PAG=461&dept_id=505965&rfi=6

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Post  pm on Tue 25 Nov - 14:27

Ambersuz wrote:ST. JOHNS - A shocking tragedy rocked St. Johns Wednesday afternoon when two men were killed shortly after 5 pm.

Less than 24 hours later, police believe they have solved the crime - an 8-year-old boy has been charged with killing his father, 29-year-old Vincent Romero, and 39-year-old Timothy Romans of San Carlos.
A Thursday morning press release from the St. Johns Police Department said they were called to the 1490 West 7th North home Wednesday at 5:08 p.m. on a report of a possible homicide.
"Officers arrived one minute later to find a male subject deceased outside the residence," read the statement. "Officers entered the residence to search for the suspect(s) and further possible victims. A second male subject located inside the residence was also deceased."

According to the statement, officers immediately sealed off the area as a crime scene, set up road blocks at all nearby intersections, continued their search of the residence, and interviewed neighbors and family members who had begun gathering nearby.
Early reports said a child that lives at the house discovered the bodies and ran to a neighbor's house.
Romero, born and raised in St. Johns, lived in the home with his wife and son. His body was found upstairs in the home. Romans, who had been renting a room in the Romero home, was found deceased on the front porch. Romero and Romans were co-workers at a nearby power plant.

Investigators with the Arizona Department of Public Safety Crime Lab in Flagstaff arrived on the scene Thursday morning and helped the local agency collect crime scene evidence.
By Thursday afternoon, it was a different story. Police issued a second press release which announced the double homicide investigation was now solved. "Arrested early this afternoon was a juvenile who was charged with the two homicides and is currently being held at the Apache County Juvenile Detention Center."
Police Chief Roy Melnick said his department "...dedicated all our resources to this investigation in order to bring about a quick resolution to this tragic incident." He said the Apache County Sheriff's Office and the Department of Public Safety also dedicated tremendous resources "to solve this horrendous crime. We could not have solved this crime in such a short period of time without the aid of the Apache County Sheriff's Office and the Department of Public Safety."

Melnick commended the great efforts and work of all of the officers involved in the investigation and all of the civilian support personnel from the three law enforcement agencies for their expertise, professionalism and teamwork. He said he and his team are "...deeply saddened by this tragedy and our hearts go out to the families of the victims."

Chief Deputy Apache County Attorney Brad Carlyon told The Independent his office is prepared to prosecute the youngster to the fullest extent of the law. "Charges of premeditated murder have been filed ... in the Apache County Juvenile Court. The Apache County Attorney's Office is exploring all possible means of handling this matter given the juvenile's age and the heinous manner in which the killings were done."
A hearing is scheduled tomorrow at the Apache County Juvenile Court in St. Johns where a judge will have to decide if the youth should remain in custody or be released.

http://www.wmicentral.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=20190155&BRD=2264&PAG=461&dept_id=505965&rfi=6


was an acident or not?

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Post  lubelle on Tue 25 Nov - 14:43

fruitcake wrote:This is odd but its makes a change from adults killing their children. He might have been abused.
Thats what i was thinking..it does seem very strange.

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Parents Jailed Over Baby's Death

Post  Susan on Mon 15 Dec - 21:02

4:21pm UK, Monday December 15, 2008

Mike McCarthy, North of England correspondent
The parents of a baby who had broken arms, legs and ribs have been sentenced to prison.



Stacey Taylor, 20, and Mark Harrison, 27, were given a total of six years in prison for child cruelty after a three-week trial.

The baby, Jack, was six months old when he died of pneumonia at a hospital in Greater Manchester.

Sheffield Crown Court heard his parents did not call a doctor even though the baby was seriously ill.

He was drastically underweight and had a number of bruises on his head and face which were allegedly caused by prodding.

"How someone can deliberately harm a defenceless baby in any way is beyond me," said DC Kath McKenzie, from the public protection investigation unit in Tameside.



"But what makes it worse is that his parents put themselves first before obtaining medical attention for their injured and sick little boy.

"Jack would have clearly been very ill in the lead up to his death but Taylor and Harrison did not take him to hospital or to a doctor, presumably because they were aware that the child's injuries would be discovered.

"Throughout this investigation they have been unable to explain how he got his serious injuries, insisting they were either accidental or they did not realise he was injured."

A spokesman for the regional protection board said: "This child was not the subject of a child protection plan and the death was not regarded as suspicious until old fractures were found as part of the post mortem.

"Neither parent could explain the series of injuries...

"The serious case review highlights the importance of recognising signs of neglect and in dealing with parents who miss appointments with professionals and are resistant to accept help.

"It is always tragic when a baby dies and all agencies are working together to take the necessary steps to implement the recommendations of the draft serious case review which have all been accepted."

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Post  pm on Mon 15 Dec - 21:25

this people are monsters

even my dog has more love inside him that these 2 things!

i hate people like this and i wish all the bad of the world to them

the little one is now in heaven! RIP little angel

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Post  pm on Mon 15 Dec - 21:32

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pm wrote:this people are monsters

even my dog has more love inside him that these 2 things!

i hate people like this and i wish all the bad of the world to them

the little one is now in heaven! RIP little angel

Paula they only got 6 years for this cruelty. Thats sick

LaMisty is the same stupid thing here

children donīt have even the law to protect them!

these things should spend the rest of their lifes inside the prision, suffering bad things daily

in 6 years they are again free to do the same!

and the poor baby only knew pain and zero love!

this is very unfair!

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Post  lubelle on Wed 17 Dec - 10:56

Poor poor little baby..RIP Little one.

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Post  lubelle on Wed 17 Dec - 10:59

My belief is ..life should mean life..these excuses for humans should never be released..never!!

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Post  snowflake on Wed 17 Dec - 11:17

Hi Lubelle.
I agree. they should be in jail forever.

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Baby Death: Murder Probe Opened

Post  Susan on Thu 1 Jan - 12:00

10:47am UK, Thursday January 01, 2009
Detectives in London have launched a murder inquiry after a 21-month-old baby boy died of multiple injuries.

Police arrested two people, one believed to be the child's mother, after being alerted by hospital staff.

Officers interviewed the pair, a 29-year-old woman and a 24-year-old man, on two separate occasions before releasing them on bail yesterday.

Scotland Yard said the baby died in Sidcup, south-east London, on Monday.

Detectives in London have launched a murder inquiry after a 21-month-old baby boy died of multiple injuries.

Police arrested two people, one believed to be the child's mother, after being alerted by hospital staff.

Officers interviewed the pair, a 29-year-old woman and a 24-year-old man, on two separate occasions before releasing them on bail yesterday.

Scotland Yard said the baby died in Sidcup, south-east London, on Monday.

A post-mortem examination at Great Ormond Street Hospital the next day revealed that the cause of death was multiple injuries.

A Metropolitan Police spokeswoman said: "The death is being investigated by the child abuse investigation command major investigation team based at East Ham. It is being treated as murder.

"A 29-year-old woman and a 24-year-old man were arrested on December 29 and were bailed.

"They were re-arrested on December 31 and bailed to return to a south London police station in February.

Scotland Yard refused to confirm the identity of the baby or those arrested.



What tragic news to start off the year. Another baby death by the hand of the mother!





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By John Bingham
Last Updated: 7:01PM GMT 01 Jan 2009

The woman, named locally as 29-year-old Collette Harris, from Bexleyheath, Kent, and a 24-year-old man believed to be her boyfriend were questioned by child abuse officers twice this week before being released on bail.

The boy, named Bobby, was taken to hospital with multiple injuries early on Monday morning but died shortly afterwards.

Medical staff alerted police who are treating his death as murder and the couple were arrested the same day.

Residents in the estate where they had been living for the past few months reported hearing the toddler crying and said that the couple were openly unfriendly to neighbours.

But others spoke of a "normal family who doted on their children" and said Miss Harris made regular checks on Bobby and his elder sibling when they were playing.

There was a report that Bobby had been seen with his leg in plaster three weeks ago after an unexplained injury.

The family's semi-detached council house was boarded up last night as police continued house-to-house inquiries.

But a boy's half opened Christmas present was lying in the front garden.

Neighbours claimed that the large box, containing WWF wrestling figures and still partially wrapped in festive paper had been thrown out on Sunday, the day before the toddler's death.

Unlike Baby P, the 17-month-old boy whose death in Haringey, north London, exposed shocking social services failings, Bobby was not on the "at risk" register and the local authority, Bexley Borough Council, said it had not had any dealings with him.

But it is understood that the family had not been living in the borough for long and police are now following up connections at the various addresses where the family had lived in the past including in nearby Dartford.

"The little baby was a lovely cheerful thing. Every time I saw him he was always smiling," said Claire Dobson, 29, whose own child is a close friend of Bobby's older sibling.

"She didn't treat them badly in any way. They were never hurt or injured as far as I can remember and I was probably closest to them in this street."

But others described Miss Harris and her boyfriend, who they said drove a white van and worked for a construction firm, as openly unfriendly.

A woman called Gemma said: "The police have been going in an out of the house since Monday.

"There has been forensic officers here who have scoured the house, garden and everything.

"A policeman told me that they had been arrested over the death of Bobby and I was just stunned."

Rose Young, 48, said: "Everyone in the street has little baby Bobby in their prayers."

Miss Harris's parents refused to comment at the home a few miles away.


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Post  Guest on Thu 1 Jan - 12:56

Ambersuz wrote:10:47am UK, Thursday January 01, 2009
Detectives in London have launched a murder inquiry after a 21-month-old baby boy died of multiple injuries.

Police arrested two people, one believed to be the child's mother, after being alerted by hospital staff.

Officers interviewed the pair, a 29-year-old woman and a 24-year-old man, on two separate occasions before releasing them on bail yesterday.

Scotland Yard said the baby died in Sidcup, south-east London, on Monday.

Detectives in London have launched a murder inquiry after a 21-month-old baby boy died of multiple injuries.

Police arrested two people, one believed to be the child's mother, after being alerted by hospital staff.

Officers interviewed the pair, a 29-year-old woman and a 24-year-old man, on two separate occasions before releasing them on bail yesterday.

Scotland Yard said the baby died in Sidcup, south-east London, on Monday.

A post-mortem examination at Great Ormond Street Hospital the next day revealed that the cause of death was multiple injuries.

A Metropolitan Police spokeswoman said: "The death is being investigated by the child abuse investigation command major investigation team based at East Ham. It is being treated as murder.

"A 29-year-old woman and a 24-year-old man were arrested on December 29 and were bailed.

"They were re-arrested on December 31 and bailed to return to a south London police station in February.

Scotland Yard refused to confirm the identity of the baby or those arrested.



What tragic news to start off the year. Another baby death by the hand of the mother!

I don't wish to offend my UK friends but is this not almost becoming an epidemic in the UK or is it just that we are only hearing of UK cases? It seems like a new poor child dies under tragic circumstances in the UK every week. What's happening? I just don't remember hearing / reading so many before? How very sad, again :(

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Post  Angelina on Thu 1 Jan - 15:01

Binky wrote:
Ambersuz wrote:10:47am UK, Thursday January 01, 2009
Detectives in London have launched a murder inquiry after a 21-month-old baby boy died of multiple injuries.

Police arrested two people, one believed to be the child's mother, after being alerted by hospital staff.

Officers interviewed the pair, a 29-year-old woman and a 24-year-old man, on two separate occasions before releasing them on bail yesterday.

Scotland Yard said the baby died in Sidcup, south-east London, on Monday.

Detectives in London have launched a murder inquiry after a 21-month-old baby boy died of multiple injuries.

Police arrested two people, one believed to be the child's mother, after being alerted by hospital staff.

Officers interviewed the pair, a 29-year-old woman and a 24-year-old man, on two separate occasions before releasing them on bail yesterday.

Scotland Yard said the baby died in Sidcup, south-east London, on Monday.

A post-mortem examination at Great Ormond Street Hospital the next day revealed that the cause of death was multiple injuries.

A Metropolitan Police spokeswoman said: "The death is being investigated by the child abuse investigation command major investigation team based at East Ham. It is being treated as murder.

"A 29-year-old woman and a 24-year-old man were arrested on December 29 and were bailed.

"They were re-arrested on December 31 and bailed to return to a south London police station in February.

Scotland Yard refused to confirm the identity of the baby or those arrested.



What tragic news to start off the year. Another baby death by the hand of the mother!

I don't wish to offend my UK friends but is this not almost becoming an epidemic in the UK or is it just that we are only hearing of UK cases? It seems like a new poor child dies under tragic circumstances in the UK every week. What's happening? I just don't remember hearing / reading so many before? How very sad, again :(

I don't really think there's an increase, it's the press cashing in on tragedies again imo. I've noticed in the past when there's a nasty coach or train crash all the subsequent ones are reported, even small incidents.

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Mum of two denies child abduction

Post  Guest on Tue 20 Apr - 20:13

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Mum of two denies child abduction

19 April 2010
By Craig Lewis

Father's battle for kids continues

A woman who took her two children on holiday to Zambia and never returned has denied she is a 'child abductor'.

Zanetta Nyendwa is currently fighting a court order made in the High Court in England ordering her to bring the children home.

She first took sons Devlan, then two, and Caelan, then 18 months, on a holiday to her Zambian motherland in October 2008.

At the time she had the full support of former partner Ken Spooner.

But she has never returned from the trip and the case is now being played out in front of the Zambian courts.

Mr Spooner, who lived in Great Linford before moving to Zambia to fight the case, has spent Ģ150,000, seen the children abducted a second time from a Zambian airport and been forced to move all his possessions into storage.

But Miss Nyendwa told the Citizen there are two sides to every story.

She said she had only wanted to extend her holiday to Christmas and had even invited Mr Spooner to join them in Zambia.

But, she claims, she was forced to stay and fight for custody after Mr Spooner took out the English coourt order.

She added that he has not paid any child maintenance since the children were taken to Zambia.

Mr Spooner has not seen his boys at all in the last four months.

She said: "If Mr Spooner had his way, my children and I will be forced back to the UK where the children are 'wards of court' and I would only stay where he agrees for me to stay and 'we would revert to the ways things were'."

Milton Keynes Citizen is supporting Mr Spooner's fight to have his children returned to Britain.

To pledge your support and for more on the story sign up to our 'Justice for Ken' Facebook group.

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High Court backs extradition of mother to US on abduction charge

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Court backs extradition of mother to US on abduction charge

Liz Prosser, who is seriously ill, brought daughter to UK after visa expired and she was told to leave child with former partner

Wednesday 21 April 2010

High court judges have backed demands by the home secretary and the US authorities to extradite a seriously ill woman to stand trial in America on charges of abducting her daughter 12 years ago.

In a ruling today ,Sir Anthony May, president of the Queen's Bench Division, and Mr Justice Foskett said the extradition should go ahead.

Liz Prosser, 59, from Tregaron in north Wales, suffers from Crohn's disease, acute fibromyalgia, epilepsy and depression. She is bedbound, admitted to hospital once a week for chemotherapy to alleviate the Crohn's symptoms and unable to sit up for more than 10 minutes.

"I'm absolutely devastated by this decision," she said. "What's the point in going on? If I'm forced on to that plane, it won't be extradition: it will be execution."

Prosser moved to the US to work in 1990 and had a daughter, Tamara, with her then partner. Her visa was not renewed in 1995, and she was told she would have to return to the UK leaving her daughter behind with her former partner. She bought two plane tickets to the UK and fled with Tamara without informing her former partner.

The US authorities caught up with them eight months later, removed Tamara and returned her to the US in a private jet. Prosser was charged with kidnapping and remanded in custody for four and a half months. Nine months later, charges of obtaining money by deception, relating to her time working at a US magazine, were added. Prosser vigorously contests the latter charges. She has spent over a decade on bail since her release from jail.

"I had a wonderful eight months with Tamara in the UK," she said. "If I had my time over again, I would do the same thing. I'm not a baby snatcher. I brought my own daughter to the UK because I couldn't bear to be apart from her."

For several years, her attempts to make contact with Tamara by letter failed. Contact was resumed after Tamara found one of Prosser's letters and phoned the number on it. Now Prosser, her former partner and Tamara have a good relationship and Tamara is planning on moving from the US to Wales to study in the autumn so she can be near her mother.

Prosser's husband, Phillip, who provides round-the-clock care for his wife, is devastated by the decision to extradite her.

"Whoever signs the extradition warrant will be signing Liz's death warrant," he said. "She is not a terrorist, a murderer or a drug lord. She's a mother who did what any other parent would do, desperately trying to cling on to her child."

Prosser and her husband fear that even if she survives the journey across the Atlantic, she will not be adequately cared for in the US prison system.

In court, her lawyers argued that she would suffer degrading treatment if extradited, contrary to Article 3 of the European convention on human rights, and that the extradition would violate her Article 8 right to family life. Her counsel, Hugh Southey, argued that her offence may not even attract a custodial sentence.

But the judges' ruling said: "We have concluded that Mrs Prosser's extradition to the United States would not be disproportionate in Article 8 terms, and that it serves the necessary democratic aim of preventing crime and maintaining public order by adhering to extradition treaties. Mrs Prosser's case does not, in our judgment, have striking and unusual features leading to the conclusion that it would be disproportionate to interfere with her Article 8 rights."

Prosser's solicitor, Marcia Willis Stewart, said: "The purpose of the law surrounding child abduction is to protect the rights of children and their parents. Mrs Prosser flouted those laws and was duly punished not only by a period of incarceration but by the loss of a relationship with her child.

"To seek to impose further punishment now in the name of upholding the rule of law is to miss the point that the law has already been upheld. Punishment of Mrs Prosser now, would not only place her at great risk because of her ill health but would mete out wholly unwarranted emotional punishment, possibly of a lifelong nature, to her daughter, the very person the law was intended to protect."

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/apr/21/court-extradition-mother-us-abduction

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/lawreports/7614752/Court-backs-sick-mothers-extradition-to-US-on-kidnap-charge.html

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Compromise between Facebook, U.K. police agency?

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Compromise between Facebook, U.K. police agency?

April 26, 2010

Thanks to the volcanic ash pouring out of Iceland, I had some extra time in London last week, giving me an opportunity to try my hand at shuttle diplomacy between Facebook and a British police agency called the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Center, or CEOP.

I came to London en route to a tech conference in Spain that was canceled due to the air travel issues and also to give a talk at a Family Online Safety Institute conference in Bahrain that starts Tuesday.

As I wrote recently, CEOP is pressuring Facebook to add a reporting button (some call it a "panic button") on every page visited by U.K. users. The button, which would be a logo approved by CEOP, takes people to a page with links with information about various online safety issues and a link to report "sexual behavior," such as an adult soliciting or chatting with a child about sex. That latter link enables someone to make a police report directly via CEOP.

Facebook has said that it does not want to use CEOP's button and that it wants to route people to its own Safety Center, which also provides advice and links to nonprofit safety groups and to Facebook's own reporting mechanism.

For U.K. users, Facebook's newly designed Safety Center includes a link to CEOP's reporting mechanism. But this isn't enough for CEOP CEO Jim Gamble, who told me that the reporting button itself is very important.

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To get a better understanding of the issue, I spent several hours visiting Facebook's U.K. office and five hours at CEOP's London headquarters. The volcano prevented Gamble from returning to London, so I spoke with him twice by phone from the U.S., where he was stuck.

First, let me say that CEOP is a first-class operation. Modeled in part on the U.S.-based National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (on whose board I serve), CEOP investigates all types of crimes against children on and off the Internet. It employs a highly skilled team of law enforcement professionals and experts in safety education. Although it's run as a law enforcement agency, it takes a multi-disciplinary approach to child protection with a complement of professionals from other fields. There is even a staff member who comes from Britain's National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children to help provide child welfare and support services.

I was especially impressed with the organization's educational efforts, led by Helen Penn, a person I worked with years ago when both of us were associated with Childnet International, a U.K.-based organization that promotes online safety and the positive use of technology by youth.

I was also pleased to see that the page the so-called "panic button" takes people to isn't really about panic as much as it is about offering a range of educational resources and an opportunity to make a report to police.

Shouldn't be about the button

Despite the arguments from CEOP staff and Gamble, I remain unconvinced that children in the U.K. will be better served by the agency's demands that Facebook include a button that links to CEOP on every page.

Gamble's arguments in favor of the link is that it will serve as a deterrent to would-be child abusers and that it will be instantly recognized by millions of U.K. children who are being trained to use CEOP resources in schools.

While the argument that children might more easily recognize the button has some merit, it still strikes me as unnecessary as long as Facebook creates its own prominent and clearly marked links to safety resource and an abuse reporting form. I agree that Facebook can and should do more to make abuse reporting easier for its users worldwide, regardless of how the CEOP controversy is finally resolved.

However, I am simply not convinced the button will serve as a deterrent. First of all, the vast majority of abuse reports do not involve adult crimes against minors, but minor-to-minor issues such as cyberbullying or minors posting information or images that could negatively impact them. Also it is well known in Britain and many other countries, that sexual contact with children can result in very long prison sentences and being listed on a sex offender registry. If that's not enough to stop someone from using the Internet to try to arrange a sexual encounter with a child, I don't think a CEOP button will be either.

At the end of the day, I think that Facebook--not one particular British police agency--should be the first line of defense in providing safety messaging and reporting.

Facebook, which already has strong anti-abuse policies in place, needs to make those policies abundantly clear to all parties. The company's new Safety Center is a step in that direction, but Facebook also needs to make its abuse reporting procedures more obvious to everyone. The company also needs to beef up its back-end resources to make sure that all abuse reports are dealt with promptly and, when necessary, immediately forwarded to the appropriate agency in the appropriate country. In some cases, this will be law enforcement agencies like CEOP. In other cases, it could be anti-bullying groups or suicide prevention hot lines or agencies like National Center for Missing & Exploited Children that handle reports of child pornography. All of this, of course, must be consistent with Facebook's privacy policies and the laws in each jurisdiction where Facebook operates.

Is a compromise possible?

After meeting with CEOP staff, I had a follow-up call with Gamble along with Facebook U.K. policy chief Richard Allen in which I suggested a compromise that would include Facebook making a major commitment to beef up its reporting systems and to undergo an independently managed audit. I suggested that CEOP and its law enforcement counterparts in the U.S., Europe, Asia, and other regions be involved in the process as well as other experts in the fields of cyberbullying, suicide prevention, and other child welfare issues. In exchange, I asked Gamble to at least temporarily put aside his demands for the CEOP button as long as Facebook has its own clearly marked reporting links.

Gamble did not immediately agree but the proposal is still on the table and, perhaps, subject to further negotiation. Of course, any agreement would have to be two-way. Although Facebook has already said that it will improve its reporting systems and create a 24-hour police hot line for the U.K., I have not yet mentioned this particular proposal to decision makers at Facebook headquarters in California.

Larry Magid is a technology journalist and an Internet safety advocate. He's been writing and speaking about Internet safety since he wrote Internet safety guide "Child Safety on the Information Highway" in 1994. He is co-director of ConnectSafely.org, founder of SafeKids.com and SafeTeens.com, and a board member of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. Larry's technology analysis and commentary can be heard on CBS News and CBS affiliates, and read on CBSNews.com. He is not an employee of CNET. He also writes a personal-tech column for the San Jose Mercury News. You can e-mail Larry or follow him on Twitter @larrymagid.

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Canada's Hopes and Prayers to 'Light the Way Home' for Missing Children

Post  AnnaEsse on Sat 8 May - 22:44

Missing Children Society of Canada


Each and every day, over 150 children go missing in Canada.
Every child's disappearance leaves a gaping wound in their community,
and devastates their family, friends and loved ones. Some children will
make the headlines, but most will not. As the trail goes cold, the media
and local police inevitably must move on, leaving the searching
families to face their pain and anguish - seemingly alone. Each May, the
Missing Children Society of Canada's annual 'Light the Way Home'
campaign shows searching families that we all stand with them in their
hopeful search.

"It's frightening to even imagine what it would feel like for
a child to be stolen from our lives. How would you manage to face each
day, each moment not knowing where your child is?" expressed Amanda
Pick, Executive Director with the Missing
Children Society of Canada (MCSC) and a mother of two. "Our
searching families are faced with this difficult reality every single
day. Their unimaginable pain drives us to keep the active, front-line
search going, and to show them that all of Canada stands by their
sides."

Every May, MCSC's Light the Way Home campaign reaches out to
Canadians to increase public awareness and involvement in the
organization's continued search for missing children. This year, MCSC is
inviting the public to join the country in lighting a candle at
8:00 pm on the evening of May 25th, National Missing Children's Day.

"This simple act is a touching way for you and your
family to make a personal connection with the hope and commitment we
share with searching families everywhere," explained Pick. "But the
exciting part of this year's campaign is the opportunities to also
directly show support for our searching families."

Through MCSC's Facebook page and its website, Canadians can
make a personal pledge to light a candle on the evening of May 25th,
and even send a personal Message of Hope to the
organization's searching families. Throughout the month of May, MCSC
will be collecting the Messages of Hope and tallying the pledges to
light a candle with the aim of passing them along to the families of
missing children.

"Your hopes, thoughts and prayers, your pledges to light a
candle, they will all be gathered and presented to our searching
families as a powerful and meaningful show of support," explained Pick.
"I want the families to know that they are not alone, that we all stand
with them and support them in their search."

To join the Light the Way Home campaign, go online to www.mcsc.ca or visit the Missing Children
Society of Canada's page on Facebook.

Since 1986, the Missing Children Society of Canada has been
reuniting missing children with their searching families through
professional investigations, public awareness and family support
programs. MCSC's team of former police detectives work closely with law
enforcement while conducting frontline, hands-on investigative and
search activities.


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Parents 'exaggerate murder fear'

Post  Guest on Tue 18 May - 8:08

Parents 'more worried about murder than obesity' threat

Monday, 17 May 2010

Parents worry more about their children being murdered than much more widespread health problems such as obesity, a survey suggests.

The findings, in a YouGov poll of 1,244 parents, contrast with data showing the risk of a child being killed by a stranger is a million to one.

The risk of severe health problems for children due to lack of exercise is one in three, figures have suggested.

The latest figures show walk-to-school rates have fallen to a new low of 48%.

The survey for charities Parentline Plus and Living Streets is being published as part of a campaign to get more children walking to school.

Both charities argue that parents can increase activity levels using measures such as walking to school instead of using a car.

Of the parents polled by YouGov for the charities, 30% said they most feared that their child would be abducted or killed by a stranger, while a further 30% feared they would be hurt in a road traffic accident.

But only one in 20 picked concerns about poor health in later life due to the child's levels of physical activity.

The chief executive of Parentline Plus, Jeremy Todd, said stranger danger and road traffic accidents were real concerns to some parents of primary school children who chose to drive their children to school.

The parenting counsellor for the charity, Valerie Outram, said she could understand why parents perceived the risks in this way.

"Even if you presented statistics that said it's not really very likely that this would happen, there's always a little part of you that says my child might be that one in a million and I just don't want to be taking that risk," she said.

All time low

It was also about the long-term nature of the risk, she added.

"Just because a child is a bit podgy doesn't mean they are going to die early, but if they get morbidly obese - it's a different matter," she added.

The chief executive of Living Streets, Tony Armstrong, said the number of children walking to school had dropped to an all-time low.

The latest figures, which are for 2008, suggest 48% of primary age children walk to school.

"It's certainly not wrong for parents to fear road accidents or abduction, but it is wrong that fear for children's health is put on the back burner, especially when the statistics show that there is more chance that their children will suffer long-term health problems from obesity," said Mr Armstrong.

The poll also suggested many parents underestimate how much exercise their children need.

The government recommends they do at least seven hours of physical activity a week.

According to the research, 68% of boys and 76% of girls are not meeting that recommendation.

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Post  Guest on Wed 19 May - 23:48

It's a scenario that will be familiar to passengers everywhere. After a mad dash to catch a flight you sit in your airline seat afterwards and panic that you've forgotten something.


But for one forgetful couple it wasn't until halfway through the flight that they realised they had left something rather important behind: their three-year-old daughter.


The toddler was left behind at Ben Gurion Airport in Israel after her parents accidentally boarded a flight without her.

Staff found the girl alone and in tears in a duty-free shop after her parents caught a flight to Paris with just four of their five children.


Ben Gurion airport, near Tel Aviv, where the three-year-old was found in tears

The girl's forgetful parents were late for their flight and, in their rush, somehow hadn't noticed that they were one child short.

'I saw a little girl in tears. She was looking for her parents,' said the policewoman who found her.

'Luckily she was able to give me her name. I grabbed her and ran to the gates but it was too late, the plane had just taken off,' she said.

Incredibly, the parents did not realise they were missing a child until the captain of the plane informed them after take-off, according to police.

The distraught girl was put on the next flight to Paris, escorted by a stewardess.

'I simply don't know how this happened to them," said the girl's grandmother, who took the family to the airport.


'We're in shock. They're very responsible and organised, top-notch people. Apparently each one relied on the other and this is what happened.'


A police official said that he was astonished at the parents' forgetfulness:

'It is usual that travellers in a rush forget their luggage but not a child. This never happens,' he said.


The incident has echoes of the film Home Alone when a young boy, played by child star Macaulay Culkin, is left behind by his parents when they head off on their Christmas holiday.

The parents will be questioned when they return to Israel and could face negligence charges, according to police.

The incident comes a few days after an 8-year-old boy travelling alone boarded a flight Brussels instead of Munich, where his grandparents were waiting for him


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15 British children saved from global internet paedophile ring as gang's 'librarian' is jailed

Post  Guest on Wed 19 May - 23:51

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1046406/15-British-children-saved-global-internet-paedophile-ring-gangs-librarian-jailed.html

Yet still not one single post abduction image or video or any evidence whatsoever of Madeleine's alleged abduction by peadophiles have been found during hundreds of arrests, in 33 countries amongst 241,000 child pornographic images & videos. The more these international paedophile rings are "busted" without finding any evidence relating to Madeleine McCann the more the McCanns are exposed for the deceivers they truly are. This latest "bust" of an international paedophile ring is bad news for the McCann's because it just goes to show that the police can save children from paedophiles if they are being used by paedophiles and after this latest "bust" it looks increasing unlikely that Madeleine was abducted for paedophilia purposes.

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Police appeal to mother of newborn baby found dead in pile of rubbish at recycling plant

Post  Guest on Wed 19 May - 23:54

Last updated at 2:54 PM on 28th August 2008

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A newborn baby is believed to have been thrown out with household rubbish after its body was discovered yesterday by a recycling centre worker.
The infant was found shortly after a refuse lorry unloaded waste from green wheelie bins into a sorting shed.
One report suggested it was spotted on a conveyor belt carrying waste to workers who separate it into different types of materials.
Tragic discovery: Cambridgeshire police officers investigate the death of a newborn baby at a recycling plant in Fengate

Police yesterday admitted they had 'no idea whatsoever' as to the identity of the baby or its mother but appealed for her to come forward as she may need medical help.
Officers were called to the recycling facility in Fengate, near Peterborough, at 7.30am after the gruesome discovery.
Andy Owen, who owns a neighbouring breaker's yard, said: 'There are police swarming all over the dump. Everything has been cordoned off and there are at least four forensic vans on site.
'The lorry that brought the rubbish containing the baby is still in place. It arrived this morning and off-loaded.
'The driver was made to sit in his cabin for hours while police continued their search.
'It's revolting to think how awful it must have been for the recycling guys.'
Appeal: Detective Inspector Jim McCrorie is concerned for the mother's welfare

Kerry Smith, 18, a secretary at the breaker's yard, added: 'We're all really disturbed here. You expect pretty gross stuff to be unearthed but nothing like this.
'Some mother out there must be in a terrible state of mind. I hope they find her.'
A post mortem was being carried out on the baby yesterday afternoon to establish the cause of death.
Cambridgeshire police refused to reveal its sex or ethnicity.
Detective Inspector Jim McCrorie, who is leading a team of 15 officers investigating the case, said: 'Naturally, our thoughts have turned to the mother of this baby and we are concerned that she may need some medical help.
Mystery: Police are treating the baby's death as suspicious

'We are urging her to go to her local hospital to get the attention she may need.'
The recycling centre, which is run by Peterborough City Council, deals with 20,000 tonnes of waste each year, generated by around 300,000 people in the city and surrounding areas.
A council spokesman said the site would remained closed while police continued their investigations but there would be no disruption to bin collections.
The plant, in Fourth Drove, in Fengate, is operated by Viridor Waste Management Ltd.


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1049652/Police-appeal-mother-newborn-baby-dead-pile-rubbish-recycling-plant.html#ixzz0oQ1Ongf6

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Post  Guest on Thu 20 May - 0:05

Mum of a girl of three wins just Ģ9,000 damages.


.Ok. This has really upset me. Poor, poor little girl!
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