zaterdag, augustus 26, 2017

Fika dossiers en Vreemdelingenwetgeving; Guilty of being Aboriginal

Blond Mokkel
SBS Australia
Sylvia Rowley

Thousands of Stolen Generation Children, some just babies, have had their lives permanently affected after they were charged and given criminal records under state government policies that systematically deemed it a crime to be an Indigenous child “in need of protection”

For decades, Uncle Larry Walsh lived with a mystery. As a Taungurung man who was
taken from his family as a young child, there’s a lot he doesn’t know about his early years. But one thing seemed particularly strange.

donderdag, augustus 24, 2017



Bovendien zijn er nog andere geschiedschrijvers, die weten te vertellen dat hem de schedel werd gekliefd. Bij nader inzien zijn dit alles bij elkaar maar schijntegenstellingen. Want wat is er op tegen om te denken, dat hij eerst aan het kruis werd geslagen; vervolgens - om hem nog meer te laten lijden - levend werd gevild en tenslotte onthoofd?"

Jacobus de Voragine

Sent Bartolomé es nie duët

Zes jaar wegens misbruik in Suriname 'Geen kind misbruikt en toch twee jaar van mijn leven kwijt'


André Valkeman 

Henk de Graaf (56) verliet het Gelderse Wapenveld om kinderen in Suriname te helpen. Daar kwam hij in een nachtmerrie terecht. Hij zat 2,5 jaar vast voor seksueel misbruik en mishandeling van kinderen. Nu blijkt dat hij onschuldig is. Het Surinaamse Hof van Justitie vernietigde de eerdere veroordeling.

De Stentor
17=10=12/ 20-3-17

Zes jaar wegens misbruik in Suriname

PARAMARIBO/WAPENVELD - Oud-Wapenvelder Henk de Graaf is woensdag in Suriname veroordeeld tot zes jaar cel voor misbruik en mishandeling van jonge kinderen.

Kindertehuis Lobi-Blesi: de rechter vond het ‘te mooi om waar te zijn’


De Nederlandse advocaat van het paar, Geert-Jan van Oosten, is ‘verbijsterd’ en spreekt van een ‘drama’. Volgens hem zijn de beschuldigingen in deze zaak zo overduidelijk flauwekul, dat het in Nederland niet eens tot een rechtszaak was gekomen. 

De Nederlandse rechts­psycholoog Peter van Koppen schreef zelfs ‘een vernietigend rapport over de betrouwbaarheid van de getuigen. Maar één van de Surinaamse rechters vond dat te mooi om waar te zijn en veroordeelde De Graaf’, reageert Van Oosten.

Hof: voormalig topambtenaar Demmink niet schuldig aan verkrachting

De verkrachtingen waarvan Joris Demmink wordt beschuldigd, zijn nooit gebeurd. Daarvan zijn de twee onderzoeksofficieren overtuigd. Met het sepot in deze zaak komt een einde aan tien jaar karaktermoord op de voormalige secretaris-generaal.

maandag, augustus 07, 2017

Youth commish asks for statutory rape age coverage to be raised from 12 to 16

GMS News

The National Youth Commission on Friday asked both houses of Congress to raise the legal coverage of statutory rape from 12 years old to 16 years old.

In a statement, the chair of the NYC's Committee on Social Inclusion and Equity called attention to the bigger picture behind the priest who was recently arrested for allegedly soliciting sex with a 13-year-old girl.

“If only our laws recognize teen prostitution as rape, that monsignor who allegedly abused that 13-year girl would be charged with rape and most probably he would not be out on bail today," Commissioner Perci Cendaña was quoted to have said.

"With the proposal of the NYC, sexual intercourse or sexual relations with a child under 16 years of age would be penalized as rape, regardless of whether or not there was force, threat, intimidation, deprivation of reason, fraud, or grave abuse of authority," the statement added.

Statutory rape is rape or sexual activity in which the victim is below the age of consent. Republic Act 8353, or The Anti-Rape Law of 1997, currently states that sexual activity with a person aged below 12 is considered rape, even if none of the other circumstances it listed is present.
Cendaña noted in the statement that their proposal will also help decrease the incidence of teen pregnancy in the Philippines.
“We observed that many young girls give birth to children fathered by older men," Cendana was quoted to have said.
"This is most prevalent among girls from impoverished families who are impregnated by older men who offer financial stability or an escape from poverty," he added.
The present law states that child prostitution and other sexual forms of abuse is punishable by reclusion temporal or imprisonment of 12 years and one day to 20 years.
Monsignor Arnel Lagarejos, who was out on bail since Tuesday after being caught soliciting sex with a minor, is facing raps for trafficking and child abuse, but not rape.
The victim's mother reported receiving anonymous calls asking her to drop the case against the suspended priest.  
Margaret Claire Layug/BM, GMA News

Pope to decide on priest accused of child trafficking: prelate

ABS - CBN News

MANILA - Pope Francis will have the final say on whether the Filipino priest caught with a 13-year old girl will be expelled from the priesthood or not, Archbishop Emeritus Oscar Cruz said on Sunday.

Cruz told radio DZMM that the most serious punishment the Church can impose on Msgr. Arnel Lagarejos is to strip him of his priesthood.

Lagarejos was arrested in Marikina last July 28 while allegedly on his way to a motel with a 13-year-old girl.

Cruz said Lagarejos' case will be sent to a congregation of the clergy who will then make a recommendation to Pope Francis.

"Ang magde-decide lang ay ang Santo Papa. 'Pag sinabi po ng congregation na ito po ang aming recommendation, yes or no, no yes. Ang Santo Papa naman sasabihin n'ya yes or no," Cruz said.

The Pope's decision will be final, he said.

Lagarejos was released on August 2 after posting a bail of P120,000. Church authorities have already relieved Lagarejos of his duties and banned him from talking to minors.

The priest is facing charges of trafficking, but Metro Manila police chief C/Supt. Oscar Albayalde said the girl's parents or the Department of Social Welfare and Development can still file a rape case against the priest.

Chief Superintendent Romulo Sapitula, Eastern Police District director, has ordered a thorough investigation of the case following reports that the priest already met with the minor twice and had sex with her once.

Clerical Abuse of Children, a Case to Answer

3 August 2017

The recent arrest of a Catholic clergy, a monsignor and parish priest, accused for allegedly trafficking a 13-year old minor arrested in his vehicle with the child on the way to a motel in Marikina is highly unusual. He went under procedures for being charged with alleged violation of the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act. 

Most cases of alleged clerical child abuse go unreported or are covered up in the Philippines as has happened in times past. In other countries also, the scandal of clerical child abuse has left thousands of child victims without redress, help, therapy or a chance for justice for having been raped and sexually molested and trafficked.
The Philippines’ Child Protection Law otherwise known as Republic Act 7610 has a provision in Section 6 that is designed to criminalize such an act where a child is taken to a secluded place, in a vehicle or a motel, by an adult not her relative for purposes of sexual abuse. This provision of the law is to prevent any act of rape taking place and to bring the suspect to justice.
The institutional church, that is, the hierarchy in many countries has been shown to have failed in its obligation and duty to protect children and actively pursue clerical child abusers when the evidence was strong and clear. In the past the church institutions in different countries even facilitated payoffs to parents of child victims and tried to use influence with the authorities to have charges against priests and religious dropped. Other clergy were moved to other parishes when complaints of child abuse were made.
In many cases, there was no action by church authorities to protect the child and report the alleged abuser to the authorities for the alleged crimes. There have been big changes in church procedure in dealing with child abuse cases by clergy nowadays and a zero tolerance policy is in place thanks to Pope Francis.
Cardinal George Pell from Australia, the highest Vatican official to ever be charged, is facing alleged complaints of having abused children and allegedly covered up other similar cases by clergy. While we must respect the principle that everyone is considered innocent until proven guilty and not to be falsely accused, on the other hand, when the evidence is clear, then each person has a case to answer.
The case of the monsignor in Marikina is serious as he was apprehended on the way in his vehicle to the motel with the 13-year old child. The mother reported it to the police so it is presumed that she knows the age of her child. He had a gun, which he surrendered to the authorities. The girl previously told social workers that the man brought her to the motel before in June and warned her “at gunpoint” not to allow other customers to “book” her.
Everyone has to answer for their behavior no matter what station they hold in life. The higher their ascendency and position, the greater their responsibility to answer the charges and all are to be dealt with equally before the law. No privilege or power ought to excuse anyone from facing the truth.
In our experience helping victim-survivors of child sexual abuse and seeking justice for them, the majority of abusers are in fact the neighbors and so-called friends of the family. Then, the worst offenders are step-fathers and the mother’s live-in partners and the biological father. See the result below:
– Biological fathers: 17
– Step-fathers and mother’s live in partners: 20
– Neighbors and/or acquaintances: 32
– Biological family members (excluding fathers): 7
– Non-biological family members (relatives by affinity): 12
– Police/person in authority: 3
– Grandfathers: 3

This just indicates how vulnerable children are to the crimes of adult against them when they are so weak and dependent. The youngest child in our Preda Foundation home for abused girls is 6 years old. The average age of the victim-survivors is 14 years old. The fact there have been no child abuse cases brought out in public against clergy is very significant and it can be presumed they are being protected.
We have had legal success every year with the brave and courageous children who are empowered to testify in the court and speak without fear about the abuse they suffered. We win an average of four convictions a year. This year so far we succeeded with the prosecutor to have three cases of child sexual abuse and multiple rape elevated to the regional trial courts in their respective jurisdictions. We hope for another three cases we filed to go to trial this year also. The prosecutors, now mostly female, are dedicated and are people of integrity.
With constant care, gathering and presentation of evidence that is done for all victim-survivors, we can pursue justice no matter how difficult it is. We receive challenges and counter-charges against us but our staff are resilient and knowledgeable and can answer the counter-charges and win. We have to take a stand and fight on for justice with and for the children. We hope that everybody will support victim-survivors so that justice, elusive as it maybe, will prevail.

vrijdag, augustus 04, 2017

Europol ; looking forward Victoria 3 maal in de rondte van je hop sasa



Guam; some tiny little secrets met een al jaren bekend luchie

The Sioux Falls Diocese 

"You are the victim of sexual harassment," Althoff said in the recording.  "And you are the victim of somebody that crossed professional boundaries." 

"And Matt said to me if I sent another report, I lose my job," Cindy said. 

"Let me tell you… I don't like to be threatening. But because it's an employee situation. I think now that we have this established arrangement or understanding, you need to understand (Cindy) that that complicates the church's ability to employ you if you disobey that. If you continue to send things out," Althoff said in the recording.  

has paid nearly $2,000 in co-pays for the victim's counseling and medical bills as a result of the alleged harassment that Wachs, through a statement from his attorney, disputed.

Read the full statement from Wachs' attorney 


woensdag, augustus 02, 2017

Groeten van Loesje New Magdalene research presents complex picture


Rite & Reason: Is there room for more rounded and fairer assessment?

The Irish Times

Dr Jacinta Prunty is head of the Department of History, Maynooth University 
She is a Holy Faith sister
Recent research in Dublin, Caen, Angers and Rome, has put into the public domain new information on the Magdalene laundries of St Mary’s High Park and Sean MacDermott Street in Dublin, both run by the Sisters of Our Lady of Charity.
Some of the findings expand on facts already well-known from the McAleese inquiry into the role of the state vis à vis these institutions, such as the presence of former industrial school girls in Magdalene laundries. But others might give the reader pause for thought, and beyond these case studies alone.
Short-stay and emergency accommodation was in fact the principal role played by these particular homes, as revealed by analysis of the registers of entrances and exits. Some homeless women entered multiple times, others returned to spend their final months in the infirmary.
The 1957 figures for St Mary’s, High Park are typical: of the 32 women admitted that year, 15 left within one month, five within three months, seven within one year, and two more within two years (three other women simply “left”, no date of departure).
There were of course long-term residents also: even three or four staying on (for two years or more) out of each year’s intake does make, in time, for a significant core population.

Sad cycle

Passing reference to other asylums, casual hostels, psychiatric hospitals and prison shows how for some women recourse to a Magdalene laundry was part of a sad cycle of homelessness and “getting by”, with repeated spells in different places.
Real efforts were made by the sisters of Our Lady of Charity to “do something” for the girls and younger women to be found among the general intake of their adult refuges.

In line with a commitment “to organise a system of instruction and education in keeping with the modern needs, so as to fit the young persons for their life in the world”, the sisters running St Mary’s, High Park, opened a training unit in 1955 to separate teenagers and younger women from the mainstream for at least part of the day.
The sisters in Sean MacDermott Street opened a transition hostel for teenagers in the Magdalene asylum in 1966, also with the aim of preparing for independent living, with basic life skills named as “budgeting, nutrition, socialising, coping with jobs and life, self-management and responsibility”.
The small hostels, training centres and aftercare facilities for older teenagers run by these sisters with minimal, if any, State support, and the efforts made to find them employment, strike the outsider as truly innovative at the time.
The sisters were well aware of shortcomings, but it is difficult to deny the genuine interest they had in the welfare of these young persons and the efforts they made to see them safely on the way to independence.

Feel of a convent

The model for the Magdalene asylums of Our Lady of Charity (and also for the Good Shepherd) was that of Caen, founded by John Eudes in 1641. Faithful to this French tradition, the Irish asylums certainly had the feel of the convent about them in terms of daily routine and devotional life and were slow to embrace change.
But from 1950 onwards they did modernise. The ending of uniform dress, the first day-trips by bus and train to the seaside, the division of the large dormitories into “curtained cubicles” and later into single bedrooms, the ending of compulsory attendance at Mass, and the replacement of pocket money with wages for those who worked in the laundry can all be tracked and dated, elements of what McAleese recognised as the “softening” of the system over time.
Martin McAleese stated that there is “no single or simple story of the Magdalene laundries” and the documentary evidence from these two refuges certainly bears this out.
But the association of the Magdalene laundries with imprisonment, exploitation and cruelty, and with these alone, is so strongly established in the public sphere that it is difficult to know if there is space for a more rounded, fuller-informed and fairer assessment to emerge.

dinsdag, augustus 01, 2017

He has made it a habit for 30 years to run one hour each day. Calls to action 2015

The Lawyer's Dailey

"The Trudeau government’s pledge to fill the Supreme Court of Canada’s impending western vacancy with a bilingual jurist who can function in French is liable to block the historic appointment of its first Indigenous judge, lawyers say.

The Indigenous Bar Association (IBA) has pressed Ottawa for years to make an Indigenous appointment to the 142-year-old court and will do so again for the spot that is opening  up when Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin retires Dec. 15, said IBA president Koren Lightning-Earle of Maskwacis, Alta.

However the Trudeau government’s insistence that all its Supreme Court appointees be able to read and understand French, without translation, is an additional and unfair hurdle for Indigenous candidates and a “detriment to Canada,” Lightning-Earle told The Lawyer’s Daily.

If the government “starts to think outside the box on what the language prerequisite actually means to Indigenous people, and [to] truly understand history and reconciliation … then they’ll understand why the [French] language prerequisite is ridiculous,” she explained. “Our first language is our Indigenous language. And then we were sent to residential school where we were told we were not allowed to speak our language, and we were forced to speak a colonial language [English]. And now we have to speak another colonial language — just to get a seat at the table!”

compleet artikel 

Borrows kayaks, hikes and cycles. He has made it a habit for 30 years to run one hour each day."  

Sen. Murray Sinclair, the first Indigenous judge in Manitoba who later headed the Truth and Reconciliation Commission into Canada’s residential schools, has been called upon to investigate the Thunder Bay Police Services Board.

Sinclair’s appointment was announced on July 24 by the Ontario Civilian Police Commission, which said in a statement it has “serious concerns about the state of civilian police oversight and public confidence in the delivery of police services” in the Northern Ontario city.

His probe comes after First Nations leaders called for a review of the police services board on May 31, in light of a series of deaths involving Indigenous youth in the city and concerns over how they were investigated. Most recently, the bodies of two Indigenous teens were found in waterways in May, while a 34-year-old mother, Barbara Kentner, died on July 4 after being struck in the stomach by a metal trailer hitch on a Thunder Bay street.

The police service is also being investigated by the Office of the Independent Police Review Director over allegations of “systemic racism” concerning how it handles Indigenous deaths and disappearances. At the same time, the city’s police chief is facing charges of breach of trust and obstruction of justice, and the mayor has been charged with extortion and obstruction of justice.

Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler of Nishnawbe Aski Nation, which represents 49 First Nations communities in Northern Ontario, said in a statement he “welcomes” Sinclair’s appointment.

"We have raised serious issues over the actions of the Thunder Bay Police Service and the role of its civilian oversight body,” he said. “We are dismayed by the dysfunctionality of the police services board, and we are pleased that the provincial authority over police boards … has taken swift and meaningful action to address this crisis of confidence in policing."

The commission, an independent, quasi-judicial agency, said in its statement that it’s concerned with “board representatives stating that the public’s concerns about systemic racism existing within the service and the quality of the service’s investigations are without basis."

Sinclair, who is to release an interim report on Oct. 31 and a final report by March 31, 2018, will also be examining whether the board is fulfilling its duty to ensure “adequate and effective” police services, in accordance with the Police Services Act, and is upholding the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and human rights legislation.

Hooggeëerd publiek, dames en heren, beste mensen

"Auf dass der Kindermord nicht künftig wird verübet,
Der von tyrannischer Hand der Mutter oft geschieht,
Die gleichsam Molochs Wuth ihr Kindlein übergiebet,
Ist dieser Torno hier auf ewig aufgericht."

1709,  Babyluik Hamburg