I recovered this article about Rolf Harris from the hacked blog. Cliff Richard got away without facing a judge in a criminal trial, Harris didn’t and he spent time in prison.
Monday, June 30, 2014. Today, after eight days of deliberation the jury found Rolf Harris guilty of twelve counts of indecent assault against four girls aged between 7 and 19.
While signing autographs in Hampshire in the late 1960s Harris touched a little girl inappropriately when she was just 7 or 8.
Harris groped a teenage waitress’s bottom at a charity event in Cambridge in the 1970s
Counts 3 – 9
A friend of Mr Harris’ daughter Bindi, said he repeatedly indecently assaulted her between the ages of 13 and 19
Counts 10 – 12
Tonya Lee, who has waived her right to anonymity, said he abused her three times on one day while she was on a theatre group trip to the UK. The Australian was 15 at the time.
At Southwark Crown Court on 4 July 2014, Mr Justice Sweeney sentenced Harris to a total of five years and nine months in prison. He served 3-years of his sentence and was presumably released for good behaviour. That couldn’t have been hard could it, after all, there are no girl-children in men’s prison.
Benjamin Aaron Shapiro is an American conservative political commentator and writer. He has written seven books, the first being 2004’s Brainwashed: How Universities Indoctrinate America’s Youth, which he started writing when he was 17 years old.
OPINION His writing does not typically reflect my views; however, his analysis of the baby-killing epidemic is both scientific and rational. He doesn’t mince words and avoids the usual emotional bullshit spouted by some bible bashers.
He is a right-wing Jew, so I am sure I would not agree with him in every respect. It’s his conservative beliefs where we are worlds apart, not his Jewishness. Although the US ultra-right, religious, Conservatives want to claim ownership of Pro-life, many anti-abortionists like me, for example, lean towards socialism and I am also an atheist.
We are told that slavery has been abolished, but it exists in the UK and it’s closer than you think. It affects men, women and children in many areas of work and industry. Slavery is happening across the UK so that cheap food is produced from this forced labour. One of the reasons farmers don’t check closely enough is that the supermarkets bully farmers into lowering wholesale prices. Another is the increasing casual employment of foreign workers controlled by gangmasters.
Gangmasters provide trafficked people to farms and nurseries, who work long hours for little to zero wages. The pressures to turn to these crooks is immoral but to a certain extent understandable. British workers know the rules and demand that the get the proper pay, are covered by health and safety legislation, and are not forced to work ridiculous hours.
Foreign workers mostly don’t know these things and their controllers take advantage of them. The accommodation provided for these people is usually substandard and overcrowded. Slavery should concern us all. What goes on in the horticultural and agricultural industries has a domino effect.
Who would have believed that in Britain we would have zero-hour contracts and a proliferation of the gig economy? Workers rights and conditions have regressed. We are fast returning to the employment conditions of the first half of the twentieth century. Even contracted employees in established industries are little more than slaves.
However, the real victims of this “slide to the bottom” are the people controlled by gangmasters and decent British people should look out for them and report this abuse to the authorities. Do you know or suspect anything near you? Report concerns to the Modern Slavery Helpline on 0800 0121 700 or visit the website.
“Home Secretary Theresa May said tougher penalties of up to life imprisonment for human traffickers would lead to more prosecutions” – Daily Mail
Learn how to spot the signs, and find advice and support if you have been a victim of slavery at Modern Slavery website
If you suspect someone is a victim of human trafficking, contact the police – call 999 if it’s an emergency, or 101 if it’s not urgent. WARNING In my experience calling the police is the worst option. Nothing will be done because they are a lazy bunch of bastards.
If you’d prefer to stay anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. This, not the police directly but a very effective charity, probably the best option.
If you want confidential advice about trafficking before calling the police, there are a number of specialist organisations you can talk to:
The Modern Slavery helpline 0800 0121 700, is open 24 hours a day.
If you think a child is in danger of trafficking you can contact the NSPCC’s helpline 0808 8005 000.
The original Facebook video that this story was based on has been removed. Greg Horn, the father discovered his two daughters had made a video of themselves twerking. Horn, a Christain, lost control and flogged his two daughters with an electric cable.
“A Dayton man has been indicted on charges of child endangering, corporal punishment after police said he beat his daughters. Police said Greg Horn, 35, is accused of whipping his daughters in the legs with a video cable that connected his TV to his DVD player. The alleged abuse happened at Horn’s home on Fotip Lane. According to the police report, one of the girls had visible welts on both legs in the thigh area with open wounds. The girls told police the beatings were their punishment for sneaking out of the house. The indictment comes this first week of Child Abuse Awareness Month.” – ABC22
Why this level of viciousness?
The girls’ mother reported him to the police. Their parents are separated. This story is not new, it happened in 2013, but I felt compelled to bring it to your attention. At the time the girls were aged 12 and 14. His name is Greg Horn, and this disturbing footage led to his arrest.
The religious nutcases who agree with him
A Google search about the case you will be astonished to read of the amount of support from Horn’s peers for disciplining those girls. To keep them on the straight and narrow requires love, not violence.
Yes, bible bashers believe he did right by following the Bible verse “Spare the rod, spoil the child”. Can you find that? Some religious whackos think the Bible phrase “spare the rod, spoil the child” means you can torture children. Some Christians have explained to me that “spare the rod” means spare the study of the Bible. I’m not so sure, however. I have never seen a lot of love in religious groups.
As an Atheist and I can see that what this father did to his kids is wrong.
Editor: This vicious assault brought back memories of my own childhood. I was raised in the Jehovah’s Witness cult, and corporal punishment was encouraged. Child abuse is rife in religious communities, including sexual assault, where they use scripture as the excuse for that abuse.
“Too often, victims get blamed for speaking out. We need to understand how paedophiles operate so that we can respond appropriately to victims.” – Stacy Coulter, mother
It is not just children that need to be educated about the dangers of adult predators. Parents and family members need to keep alert to the devious ways that the perverts groom their victims.
The first thing to learn is to ALWAYS believe the child and investigate his/her account thoroughly. Don’t stay silent; children need to know that it is not their fault and that they are trusted. Prepare them for such an event by encouraging openness. If a child thinks she is going to be punished for snitching on an adult she becomes like putty in the paedo’s hands.
Minor things like “Uncle Jack said Auntie Jane is a drunk” should remain a secret between you and your child. That way trust is built up and she will be more likely to confide in you. Then if Uncle Jack becomes the abuser she will come to you. Remember, sexual matters are embarrassing to children and embarrassment can prevent them from reporting abuse to you. Encourage candour; keep alert.