Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Clinton Foundation and Its Child Welfare Issues With Norway and Australia

This entire Clinton Foundation investigation is about Medicaid Fraud in Child Welfare.

Period.

Here, we have Norway and Australia pulling out of its contribution agreements with the Clinton Global Initiative and the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) by and through its child welfare programs.

Norway Slashes Clinton Foundation Donations By 87% As Political Clout Dries Up

Australia Cuts Clinton Foundation Donations To $0

The money to contribute to the Clinton Foundation originated in the generation of false claims and manipulation of the public record through political campaign activities to ensure its child welfare schemes continued, exempt and excluded from public scrutiny, fraudulently maximized revenue by billing the taxpayers, in the best interests of the child.

These nations would, in turn, enter memorandum of understandings to implement these same child welfare schemes in economically emerging nations to further generate, leverage and hedge in their so-called regime change schemes.
  
This is the new form of public record, the internet, including Wikileaks.

The Library of Congress has been so slow and far behind, with an extremely out-dated and completely political Copyright Office because electronic communications have never been even addressed, hence, the Gmail situation.

NSA is in possess of all this information, and it is my belief that it is the one who has been pushing the proverbial envelope on testing the boundaries of ethical governance and the technological issues dealing with oversight of data.

Quintessentially, the question is, "Who is the recordkeeper."

On the issue of child welfare, Legally Kidnapped is the recordkeeper because no one else will do it, so this is what I did.

I did a quick and dirty search on Norway and Australia child welfare systems and it is really, really, not good.

In fact, it is so bad that it imported the child protection model from Michigan and transposed the entire U.S. child welfare system.




If the media will not cover this, then we shall through social media.

This is a public investigation where the public can engage, debate, share and directly participate in the investigations.

The investigation must be conducted in this manner as it is a form of metadata analysis, like Legally Kidnapped, and the fact that the U.S. Department of Justice has....for the longest...ignored me, just like the States Attorney General when it comes to that nasty conflict of interest in child welfare.

The entire model started on the ground level of the States, and now has become a global initiative (pun intended).

This is beyond historic because selling chattel may no longer be an option survival.

They can no longer raid the Social Security Trust Fund.

On a mission...

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The Private Juvenile Prison Preparatory System

If you think private prisons are bad, you should see what goes on in private juvenile detention facilities and residential institutions in child welfare.

In the child welfare system, there are no civil rights which means there is no escape, no message in the bottle grievance, no magical guardian ad litem who will carry a youth's cries for the salvation of freedom and liberty.

This video is an instructional parody, because mocking seems to be the only way to get the powers to be to listen to what people have been calling the "schools-to-prison pipeline".

This is what the majority of youth who age-out of foster care expect.

The Multi-billion Dollar Industry of Warehousing Children



So, if you are appalled in the reality of the financial and administrative operations of the private prison system, you are more than likely not going to be able to stomach what goes on in the private juvenile prison preparatory system.

Children are treated the same as adult prisoners.

So far, we know "The Elected Ones" will not touch juvenile justice reform.

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AFTER TRUMP TWEETS, HOUSE JUDICIARY DEMOCRATS PRESS FOR HEARING ON TRUMP CONFLICTS

House Judiciary Democrats Release CRS Memo Outlining Ethics Provisions Applicable to the President

Washington, DC – After President-elect Donald Trump’s vague announcement this morning to leave his “…great business in total...,” all sixteen Democratic members of the House Judiciary Committee wrote today to Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) to request that the Committee hold hearings to examine the federal conflicts-of-interest and ethics provisions that may apply to the President of the United States.
In their letter, the Members wrote, “Although we do not yet know the details of his proposal, this announcement raises a number of questions, including whether Mr. Trump intends to legally transfer ownership of his assets to his children, or simply allow them to manage his assets; the extent his children will continue to be involved in his Administration and whether they will be subject to an “ethics firewall;” whether businesses, foreign governments, and others will continue to able to take actions that benefit Mr. Trump and his family; and what level if any of transparency in these matters Mr. Trump will provide.”

Previously, Mr. Trump claimed that “the president can’t have a conflict of interest.”  However, at the request of Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr., the Congressional Research Service (CRS), a non-partisan legislative agency operating out of the Library of Congress, has prepared a list of federal ethics and conflict-of-interest rules that may and should apply to Mr. Trump when he assumes office. This list includes four criminal statutes and the Emoluments Clause of the U.S. Constitution.  In their letter, the Members cite these rules as a cause for concern.

The letter was signed by every Democratic member of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee, including: Representatives John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), Steve Cohen (D-TN), Hank Johnson (D-GA), Pedro Pierluisi (D-Res.Comm.- PR), Judy Chu (D-CA), Ted Deutch (D-FL), Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), Karen Bass (D-CA), Cedric Richmond (D-LA), Suzan DelBene (D-WA), Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), David Cicilline (D-RI), and Scott Peters (D-CA).

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Do Not Blame CPS, Blame Michigan


To begin, I do not believe these Child Protective Services workers should be blamed for the child's death for the following reasons, so let us start with the "Right To Lie" federal case which sets forth the question:


Elaina Brown and Kelly Williams
Wayne County CPS Workers Elaine Brown and Kelly Williams
blamed for the death of Aaron Minor

"Do social workers have the right to lie, generate false evidence, and submit into the public record for removing a child from the home."

In this report, it is unknown if these workers lied which is really not at issue here.

What is at issue are roles and responsibilities of the players in child welfare.

Let us take a bottom up look at statutory authority in the food chain of child welfare.

CPS operates as the intake under the powers of the State, not local, which means the role of prosecution does not fall upon Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy, but instead, upon the State Attorney General.

Wayne County is the only county of the State where the State Attorney General prosecutes child welfare cases.

Next, upon review of the statements of the anonymous child welfare worker, who, obviously does not possess a legal background, fails to even realize that the one main, and constitutional, reason why the Detroit Police Department will not just bust into a home, based on what CPS calls "exigent circumstances", is because police are supposed to possess a signed warrant, not rubber stamped.

But, as I have always said, there are no civil rights in child welfare.

Continuing on up the CPS food chain, Wayne County Child Protective Services follow the policies set by the State of Michigan, under the leadership of the Department of Health and Human Services, where the latest Director Nick Lyon, who is too busy preparing for his legal defense, with the taxpayers dimes, is a tad bit too busy to address the egregious fraudulent billing, including civil and human rights violations of human trafficking in child welfare.

In child welfare, each state-county section of the state system has quota in the number of removals, and/or cases opened under child welfare, in order to maintain levels of operations and its federal funding.

If one ever took the time to do a time series of expenditures...what a minute, I constructed that model over a decade ago... one will observe, with crystal clarity, that it should appear as odd that each year there is not volatility in caseloads.

Same number of cases opened; same number of cases sustained; same number of foster care placements; same number of termination of parental rights.

This is what is called benchmarks and if the state does not meet its previous year's benchmarks, then, they lose federal dollars, of which I have alleged for over a decade, that the State uses a portion of federal funds (FFP) as its state participation rate obligations.

That is a major "no-no", but of course, state officials are too busy in the criminal investigation of the players in the Flint Water Crisis, oh, and I forgot to mention, still under federal oversight of its child welfare system.

But of course, for those who are loyal fans very well know, there were substantial errors in that particular case because HHS lied to the federal court.

Without going into my ad nauseum on that federal oversight case with Children's Rights, there was not a peep on the filing of false cost reimbursements or that magical and secretively omnipotent organization called Michigan Children's Institute, which has never been audited.

This takes us to the upper echelon of Michigan's child welfare administration where many of its leadership, civil servants and contractual arms, are playing the immunity game.

What I mean by the immunity game is that the state slammed through a bunch of laws, washing its hands of responsibility with its child welfare contracts, meaning, the Bureau of Child and Adult Licensing does not possess the authority to accept grievances, let alone conduct and refer suspected violations of law and policy to the Attorney General.

Heck, the Office of Children's Ombudsman (OCO) does not even refer suspected violations of law and policy to the Attorney General, because they still operate on that deflective policy of "valid-not-opened".

If, in the even the OCO actually does find violations, it is sequestered from the public due to those lovely privacy laws in child welfare, because, as we all know, well, at least the state administrators do, the Attorney General exists in that particular conundrum of contemporaneously "advising and advocating".

How can the State Attorney General prosecute these CPS workers when it is obligated to defend its actors while it prosecutes child abuse and neglect in Wayne County?

I cannot fail to mention that the State Automatic Child Welfare Information System (SACWIS) sucks, badly.

Data reporting is not just incomplete by its users, but it is redundant and technologically arcane, intentionally designed to omit "certain" reporting variables.

Ok, in this particular case, CPS had a referral from a mandatory reporter to check on a mental health patient, who, more than likely, according to the report, was in a situation of "food scarcity".

Food scarcity is the fancy new term which means the state has significantly cut, or even, severed, SNAP food benefits.

Now, let us examine this particular component of the story.

The mother was poor, with mental health needs she was obviously addressing, which means to mean she was receiving Social Supplemental Income, federal welfare, as the national trend is to dissolve the social safety net without any replacement.

If she was receiving $733 a month, that means her SNAP benefits were cut to $18 a month, which includes a child in the home.

This means if she needed food, as the shift is to send the poor to the food pantries, praytell, my gentle readers, how is a mother, with disabilities and an infant, supposed to: (1) get to the food pantry without transportation as some set distribution in vehicle food lines; and, (2) get to and from the food pantry having to pay bus fare from her monthly allotment of $733, and pay her bills?

Let us not even waste our precious time to contemplate if the mentally ill have the ability to even execute this aforementioned food gathering task.

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Drive through food line distribution of the week for a
family of 4. (Industrial case of mustard, 2 cabbage, 4 butternut squash,
pre-rotten tomatoes, 2 bags of rice, out-dated milk,
and frozen-thawed-frozen-thawing chicken quarters.)
But wait, it gets better.  The food pantries are running out of food.

I do not know about the rest of you, but to me, the unraveling of the social safety net for the most vulnerable, or rather, "The Poors", is a scheme to hustle more federal dollars through privatization, because someone has to make a profit and these poorly trained CPS workers. lacking of resources for proper referrals to prevent situations such as this tragedy, should not be held liable for the unintended death of the child.

The same poor quality of services can be seen in mental health.

They, the CPS workers, were, including the mother and the child she just lost, are part of the food chain in the perverse child welfare system which is only a foreshadowing of its final stage of privatization.

It is my belief that the workers possesses legal claims against the State of Michigan and should be approached by the legal community.

Call me, I will consult.

This is a principal-agent issue where the State should be blamed and federal court oversight should continue.

What say thee, Attorney General Bill Schuette?

CPS worker says colleagues not to blame for child's death CPS worker says colleagues not to blame for child's death

 

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Sunday, November 27, 2016

FBI Boss: America Suffering ‘Unprecedented’ Pedophile Epidemic

All of this comes out the child welfare system.

FBI claim America is suffering huge pedophile epidemic

FBI boss Joseph Campbell has admitted that America is currently suffering an “unprecedented” pedophile problem which has reached “epidemic levels”.

According to the assistant director of the FBI’s Criminal Investigative Division, potentially hundreds of thousands of children are being sexually abused in pedophile rings across the U.S.

http://yournewswire.com/fbi-america-unprecedented-pedophile-epidemic/#disqus_thread

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Friday, November 25, 2016

Captialism With A Conscience: The New Human Trafficking Industry Model

This was sent to me from our friends over at Legally Kidnapped.

It is rare when I find someone who is able to engage in a fact-based discussion dealing with the administrative structure and business model of child welfare, so when I do, I stop to see if I am able to disprove their position.

Mind you, he could have stopped midway in his segment and conserved his political partisanship, but there was a theme which rang through his presentation, and it was quite simple.  Fraud.

This individual is from the State of Washington and sets forth his argument that the child welfare industry was designed to be corrupt based on the fact that it is run by private corporations, the same as federal prisons, therefore, there are no civil rights as corporations have immunity.




He is absolutely correct, but now there is legislation on the state level to support his position statement.

Building Companies With a Social Purpose

The theory is called "Capitalism With A Conscience".

Increasingly, successful companies in the 21  century are those that not only sell and deliver a service or a product, but also contribute to society … organizations with a conscience that goes beyond the bottom line.This ‘do good’ principle should evolve out of a corporate credo that encompasses commercial strategies that maximize improvements in human and environmental well-being, as well as profits for shareholders.And, it is now becoming obvious that this altruistic approach does in fact positively contribute to P&L figures, engaging consumers with a feel good factor that builds brand loyalty and cements a relationship beyond the price/value equation.

As a recent global study involving 8,000 consumers in 16 countries carried out on behalf of PR group Edelman revealed, ‘social purpose’ as a purchase trigger has risen 26 per cent since 2008.

In a nutshell, this is what the Clinton Global Initiative does.

It markets the opportunity of social impact investments whereby generating a profit for its clients through child welfare programs, under the guise of religious salvation, to justify the trafficking of children of the poor.

Selling chattel is the oldest form of survival, and in the direction is being privatized.

Child welfare is being formatted to adopt the banking industry model, replete with fees, penalties and interest, devoid of regulation, reminiscent of the peculiar institution.

All investments are guaranteed a return as child welfare, or rather all social services, are to be privatized, meaning, there are no rules for government intervention in the business activities of a corporation, in this instance, a for-profit.

They want to get their hands on the Social Security Trust Fund, badly, for investment purposes, of course.

This is why there is a push for deregulation of the private sector because any injustices would have to be litigated in a court of law and everyone knows that the poor are not afforded equal justice (pun intended).

No money, no justice.

Then, let's take this a step further.

If the child welfare industry is privatized and one wishes to address the fact that the child placing agency keeps internal policy on generating false evidence to remove a child from a family, keep it in the system, assign unnecessary services and medication, while fast tracking to adoption, this means that, not only is there profit being generated for its investors, but it is also a challenge to its business model which may be a violation of its trade secrets, or rather intellectual property.

Without permission, or fair use standards, intellectual property cannot be used.

This is another reason why child welfare is exempt and excluded from FOIA and the legal proceedings are closed.

This is why child welfare corporations and its employees do, in fact, possess the constitutional right to lie in a court of law and it was granted pursuant to the Adoption and Safe Families Act.

He brings up an entirely plausible reason why "The Elected Ones" refuse to stand up and speak out about the fraud in child welfare as he alleges they are part of the corporate structure, but I am going to simplify this and just say politicians tend not to "shat where they make their bread."

This is why there are no civil rights in child welfare.  There is no money in it.

The child welfare industry funds political campaigns, and that includes the marketing campaigns to generate a profitable return in the best interests of the child, ya know, to grow up to its fullest potential....to maximize corporate revenues.
"Businesses, philanthropists, foundations, congregations of every faith have to step up too because there is work to be done in every community, debates to be joined in city halls and state capitols, and even if it may not seem like it right now, there is common ground to build on." 
 Hillary Clinton, Children's Defense Fund Gala, November 17, 2016
I guess I just failed to disprove his statement.

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Thursday, November 24, 2016

Ohio Local Police Launch Foster Care Fraud Investigation Of A Non-Profit

To the deliciously wonderful, breathtakingly beautiful Charles Phelps, Chief of the Troy, Ohio Police Department, I wish to declare my love to your brave initiation to stand up and take on the pervasive defalcation of the nation's child welfare system due to the legislative constraints of the Internal Revenue Service in dealing with the secrecy of nonprofits, the blatant dismissive ambiance of the State Attorney General in its contemporaneous conflict of interests in advising and advocating these contracted entities, and the out-cold, callousness of our elected officials who are promulgating their own self-serving, revenue maximization schemes of social programming.

If it takes a local law enforcement unit to do the task of ending fraud in child welfare, then I believe we need to diffuse this model across the country until there are some major changes in how we, as a nation, deal with privatization and human trafficking of children in poverty.

If the report of "theft" came in at $100,000, I am going to let you know that you must look at the billing because it is going to be extremely likely that there were much more egregious and fraudulent activities to stack up that much money to steal in the first place.

Check political campaign funding activities, while you are at it.


If you are ever in need of advise and consultation, I am here, my dearest, free, at your humble disposal.

Troy police investigating foster care facility for theft of $100,000


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TROY, Ohio (WRGT) -- A Troy foster care facility, under investigation.

Troy Police are trying to figure out who stole more than $100,000.

The investigation into the missing money started about two weeks ago. Police say it started with a tip from an employee at Isaiah's Place.

"We're looking into a misappropriation of funds of theft from the agency or within the agency," Troy Police Capt. Joe Long said.

Long was on scene this afternoon, as officers served a search warrant.

"Right now, we believe that the misappropriation of funds or theft could reach over $100,000," said Captain Long.

Police are investigating the theft from a facility that places kids in foster homes.

"The foster care system is bad enough as it is to be taking funds from it when they really need it, makes it even worse," said Nicole.

Nicole didn't want to show her face because she was part of the state's foster care system when she was a teenager.

"I got really lucky. I had a really good foster family so it was actually really nice. But a couple of my foster brothers and sisters had come from another home that was really, really bad. Very abusive.

Very neglectful," said Nicole.

According to its website, Isaiah's Place is a private non-profit facility, taking donations and, police say, public funding.

"I believe they receive federal, state and county funding to operate," Long said.
Isaiah's Place serves 11 counties.

"To take from them is just horrible, especially when they have nothing to begin with," said Nicole.
Now, Nicole said she hopes everyone gets what they have coming to them.

"That the kids get the money that they deserve. To be taken care of properly and that the people that did what they did get punished for it," said Nicole.

We reached out to Isaiah's Place. They hung up on us the first time, and we called back and left a message for its executive director, but have not heard back.

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It Is All Fungible: Holiday Homes For Dogs And Kids

"If the Poor had more Justice they would need less Charity:"
Jeremy Bentham

I would like to tell you a little story about how Child Protective Services came to be.

I wrote this well over 10 years ago.

My friend has decided that it is time for me to start writing my story and it is really, really difficult to say no to him.

In a place called New York there was a little girl by the name of Mary Ellen Wilson, who was heard screaming, every single day. A concerned church worker, who has, also, been referred to as a social worker, Etta Wheeler, decided to do something about it. She contacted Henry Bergh, former president of Harvard University, who had returned from a trip abroad to establish the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, borrowed from England’s Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Basically, he was disgusted with how the immigrants used animals for labor; it was not proper for a “humane society”.

Based on the argument that a child was considered to be an animal because the child had yet to reach the age of reason, 13, filings were made to the court to remove the little girl and the imprisonment of her “mommy”. This beautiful child stood in the only tattered clothing she owned, testified in court to a full house how she sustained daily beatings, was slashed in the face with a pair of scissors by her “mommy”, and spoke of how she did not know what a tree looked like. She was removed from the custody of her “mommy”.

The world was touched. For the next few years, children were being delivered in masses to the Society until it branched and formed a division for children. After a few years of being bounced around from different girls homes which were deemed inappropriate for the little girl, and being housed by caring individuals, of course, the courts decided to return the little girl to her birth mother, Francis Wilson, who had finally remarried, not the foster “mommy” who tortured her.

It has been some time since I have seen such a blatant promotion of poor children being marketed in the spirit of stray animals.

There is no difference.  Trafficking of poor humans is all fungible for the holidays.

Street Beat: Homes For The Holidays


This week on Street Beat, host Karen Carter looks at adoption and foster care programs that help find homes for children and animals.

Cassandra Thomas (Michigan Department of Health and Human Services) Heidi Raubenolt (Judson Center in Redford) (credit: JuWan Graham/CW50)
Cassandra Thomas
(Michigan Department of Health and Human Services)
Heidi Raubenolt (Judson Center in Redford)
(credit: JuWan Graham/CW50)
First, Cassandra Thomas, a foster home licensing supervisor from Wayne County Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, and Heidi Raubenolt, the child welfare director at Judson Center in Redford, explain the need for foster care parents.












Jim Berkemeier & Erica Foster - Gift of Adoption Michigan Chapter (credit: JuWan Graham/CW50)
Jim Berkemeier & Erica Foster –
 Gift of Adoption Michigan Chapter (credit: JuWan Graham/CW50)
Then, Jim Berkemeier, the President of Gift of Adoption Michigan chapter, and Erica Foster, one of the board of directors, explain how this charity helps prospective parents fund adoptions.










Wilma Abney and Jackie Michaelson - Lighthouse of Oakland County (credit: JuWan Graham/CW50)
Wilma Abney and Jackie Michaelson –
Lighthouse of Oakland County (credit: JuWan Graham/CW50)

Then, Wilma Abney, Chief Program Officer for Lighthouse of Oakland County, discusses the PATH program that leads families in need from homelessness to home.  She’s joined by volunteer Jackie Michaelson who is working on the Adopt a Family program.





Kristina Milman Rinaldi - Detroit Dog Rescue (credit: JuWan Graham/CW50)
Kristina Milman Rinaldi – Detroit Dog Rescue
(credit: JuWan Graham/CW50)





Finally, Detroit Dog Rescue Executive Director Kristina Milman Rinaldi talks about saving homeless dogs and finding forever families for them.

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The Education On How To Make Money Off Poor Kids: The Appointment Of Betsy DeVos

As some may or may not understand, my style of provocation is to castigate one's mores by and through ridicule of their own mores, so here we go.

The Michigan educational ponzi scheme has gone bigly and is now being led by America's Best Christian!

Ms. Betty Bowers starring as Betsy DeVos as "America's Best Christian"

Betsy DeVos, Trump’s education pick, is a billionaire with deep ties to the Christian Reformed community


That's right, folks (pun intended) lil' Miss Betsy DeVos,  has a plan to profit, oops, I mean, "maximize revenues" by ensuring that children from disadvantaged families have educational options and hope for a brighter future.

Nope, no conflicts of interests over here.

That is correct.  Without The DeVos Family leading the way for education reform, there is no salvation for "The Poors" and it is called Privatization.

The DeVos privatized educational ponzi scheme was launched in Michigan with the assistance of its political minions through the promotion of child welfare policies that made poverty a crime, or better recognized as "abuse and neglect".

Why would a Christian organization wish to delve into the world of child welfare?

Simple.  Profits, drats, I mean revenue maximization because it would be illegal for a nonprofit to profit, from a free or relatively cheap, future workforce ("The Poors") created by the Imperialist Morality Parade.

I would be soooo remiss not to mention that, due to the fact that there are no civil rights in child welfare and that "The Elected Ones"  are too busy dealing with the fact that their collective, dismissive ignorance of child welfare fraud has kept them in public office, privatization of "The Poors" is a bipartisan political ponzi scheme.

In this situation, the DeVos educational agenda is nothing but the global resurgence in the animation of the residuals of the peculiar institution, or what I prefer to call chattel ranching.

The only difference between the neo-conservative and the neo-liberal educational privatization plans is that Betsy DeVos is the one to be appointed by the President-elected Trump and has deep, extremely deep, financial and political conflicts of interests in her business dealings, but I am sure the IRS will continue to promulgate its policies of never auditing nonprofits.

Congress better investigate this or I will irritate the hell out of them until they do.

 The intellectually docile of Michigan, better recognized as the "Elected Ones" slept on their claims of leadership because they were too busy with photo ops and begging for more campaign money to stay in office.


Always remember, helping children with disabilities is a non-taxable, Medicaid cost reimbursement program!

The Family That Gives Together

Across four decades and two generations, the DeVos family has poured more than $200 million into the key institutions of the Christian right and the conservative movement.

How extensive is the DeVos family's largesse? Below, we trace the family's many millions as they flow out of family foundations into the biggest-name think tanks and advocacy groups in American politics today. And for good measure, we've included Erik Prince, the founder of the private-security company Blackwater, who is the brother of Dick DeVos' wife, Betsy. What a small world.
Members of the DeVos family rank among the most generous benefactors of the conservative movement and the Christian right, up there with the Bradleys, the Coorses, and the Kochs. Not only has billionaire Amway cofounder Richard DeVos Sr. cut checks to anti-union and anti-tax efforts, but these days he's also a fixture at the Koch brothers' invite-only donor summits. Name an organization—Jerry Falwell's Moral Majority, David Koch's Americans for Prosperity, the arch-conservative Heritage Foundation—and odds are a DeVos family member has donated to it.

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

CONYERS & JACKSON LEE Applaud More Than 1,000 Historic Presidential Communtations


Washington, D.C. - House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) and House Judiciary Crime Subcommittee Ranking Member Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) released the following statements after the White House announced the commutation of the sentences of 79 individuals:

Dean of the U.S. House
of Representatives
John Conyers, Jr.
“The President’s power to commute sentences, as established by the Constitution, was recognized by the founders as critical to the administration of justice,” said Ranking Member Conyers. “President Obama builds on his legacy with his continued effort to commute sentences in appropriate cases. I commend him for showing compassion for those who deserve to have their sentences abbreviated. It is fair and just.”

“I commend President Obama’s commutation of sentences of 79 individuals, and well over 1,000 thus far – who were all victims of unjust sentencing,” said Crime Subcommittee Ranking Member Jackson Lee.  “Nearly all of these men and women would have been released and contributing back to society already had they been convicted under today’s laws or reform proposals. I welcome and applaud the commutations of the sentences of these individuals.  Incarcerating people for unwarranted lengths of time serves no constructive purpose.  The President has recognized this, as has Attorney General Loretta Lynch, and I am pleased that the Administration’s Clemency Project continues to address the multitude of cases in which sentence reductions are appropriate.  Of course, the need to engage in such a broad review of sentences exists largely because our sentencing laws and policies, particularly for drug offenses, urgently need to be changed.  We need to eliminate mandatory minimum sentencing and let judges impose appropriate sentences based on the facts and circumstances of each case, and we should eliminate the higher penalties for crack cocaine relative to powder cocaine offenses.  I am heartened that there is a growing, bipartisan recognition of the problem of over incarceration and I hope this will lead to sentencing reform this Congress.”

Congressman Conyers and Congresswoman Jackson Lee are cosponsors of the Sentencing Reform Act of 2015, which is the first bill that is a result of the House Judiciary Committee’s criminal justice reform initiative.  The Sentencing Reform Act of 2015 reduces certain mandatory minimums for drug offenses, reduces the three-strike mandatory life sentence to 25 years, broadens the existing safety valve for low-level drug offenders, and provides judges with greater discretion in determining appropriate sentences.  

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Policing Strategies Working Group Visits Atlanta

Washington, D.C. – Members of the bipartisan Policing Strategies Working Group traveled to Atlanta, Georgia on November 17-18, 2016 to meet with local community leaders and law enforcement to discuss police accountability, aggression towards law enforcement, and public safety concerns related to these issues. Members who traveled to Atlanta are House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Ranking Member John Conyers (D-Mich.), Representative Doug Collins (R-Ga.), Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas), Representative David Reichert (R-Wa.), and Representative Hank Johnson (D-Ga.).

Dean of the U.S. House
of Representatives
John Conyers, Jr.
Ranking Member Conyers and Chairman Goodlatte made the following statement on the trip to Atlanta: “Members of the Policing Strategies Working Group had a productive trip to Atlanta. We heard from local law enforcement and community leaders on how they’ve addressed the challenges of the use of excessive force by police and attacks on police, as well as what issues remain. Tragically during our time in Atlanta, Deputy Commander Pat Carothers of the U.S. Marshals Service was killed in the line of duty while serving a warrant to a fugitive in Georgia. We are saddened by this loss of life in the law enforcement community and stand shoulder to shoulder with them. We are reminded that law enforcement officers face danger every day while on duty and remain committed to finding solutions to these and other issues.”

Congressman Doug Collins, who helped coordinate the visit, said the following: “As a lifelong Georgian, I was proud to have the Policing Strategies Working Group visit Atlanta to learn some of the best practices our city and state have in place. Over the course of the trip, we had the privilege of hearing from law enforcement and community leaders and gathered information that will drive forward the conversation on policing and communities.”

Below are five pictures from the trip.

On Thursday, November 17, Emory University School of Law hosted a reception for Members of Congress, local law enforcement, and community leaders.

Congressional delegation with reception guests.

On Friday, November 18, the Members of Congress toured the United States Penitentiary (USP), Atlanta – a medium security federal prison housing over 2,200 inmates. During the tour, Warden Darlene Drew explained USP Atlanta’s reentry services for federal inmates, including those with serious mental illness.

Congressional delegation with Bureau of Prisons staff outside of USP Atlanta.

Following the prison tour, the Members participated in a law enforcement simulator at Georgia State University College of Law. During the simulator, members faced tense situations and had to determine whether or not to use force. 

Afterwards, the Members held a private roundtable with Atlanta Police Chief George Turner, Deputy Chief of Police Joseph Spillane, U.S. Attorney John Horn, Apostle Roderick Hughey of The Community Church of Gainesville, Georgia State University College of Law Associate Professor Nirej Sekhon, and Morehouse College Student Body President Johnathan Hill. Members discussed the challenges law enforcement faces and mistrust among the law enforcement and African-American community.

Group photo before the start of the roundtable.

Johnathan Hill addresses the roundtable.

Following the roundtable, the members held a press conference. Watch the press conference on the Majority’s Facebook page.

Rep. Collins gives remarks to the press.

Background on the Working Group: In July 2016, Chairman Bob Goodlatte and Ranking Member John Conyers announced the establishment of a working group to examine police accountability, aggression towards law enforcement, and public safety concerns related to these issues. The bipartisan working group is in the process of holding a series of roundtables to candidly discuss the issues fueling excessive force used by law enforcement and attacks against police officers. Read Chairman Goodlatte and Ranking Member Conyers’ op-ed on the working group in The Hill here.

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Happy Christian Human Trafficking Season!

In honor of National Adoption Month, let us take a look back at some Christian propaganda from my favorite group of human traffickers, Christian Adoption Consultants.

For your personal enjoyment for the Thanksgiving season, allow me to introduce to you, another snapshot of the "Residuals of the Peculiar Institution".:


You Got The Goods, I Got The Buyer: Christian Adoption Consultants Are Having A Fall Sale

Buy A Baby Before Tax Deadline For Your Instant Cash Rebate

Christian Adoption Consultants Christmas Sale


Blow Out Sale On Brown Babies

I got sick of the massive amount of ridicule and ethical challenges of its organization's operations, including the sequestration of my SEO (another long story) to eventually file a formal complaint with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation on these vile Cretans selling humans at a set scale of prices, pending in-utero determination of parental rights (a.k.a. "adoption fees"), in the name of Christ.

Ex-utero means another external entity has successfully secured the legal rights of possession of the child for the purposes of executing services to maximize revenues and personal inurement to contribute to political campaigns to keep the funding flow unhindered adoption.

They told me they saw nothing wrong, and then....

At least the blog has silenced its adoption human trafficking activities, not shut down..., nor has yet to cease its human-capital-revenue-maximization-activities, in the name of Christ, of course, (a 501(c)3, non-profit, tax exempt organization), but transferred a substantial amount of support for special treatment to secure contracts in special programs under the Clinton Administraion.

Why is this particular post particularly relevant to the season of thanks, one may ask.

Well, allow me to, so graciously, respond.

“We weighing all and singular the premises with due meditation, and noting that since we had formerly by other letters of ours granted among other things free and ample faculty to the aforesaid King Alfonso -- to invade, search out, capture, vanquish, and subdue all Saracens and pagans whatsoever, and other enemies of Christ wheresoever placed, and the kingdoms, dukedoms, principalities, dominions, possessions, and all movable and immovable goods whatsoever held and possessed by them and to reduce their persons to perpetual slavery, and to apply and appropriate to himself and his successors the kingdoms, dukedoms, counties, principalities, dominions, possessions, and goods, and to convert them to his and their use and profit -- by having secured the said faculty, the said King Alfonso, or, by his authority, the aforesaid infante, justly and lawfully has acquired and possessed, and doth possess, these islands, lands, harbors, and seas, and they do of right belong and pertain to the said King Alfonso and his successors”. 
Amen
Papal Bull Dum Diversas
18 June, 1452 


These Georgia Child Welfare individuals were just conserving the Constitutional Three-Fifths Doctrine, in the name of Jesus, of course, (mandatory tax exempt disclaimer).

Now, allow me to respond to another form of propaganda...The Detroit News.

The Detroit News/ Free Press sucks.

The Detroit News/ Free Press is looking like it is to disappear because it sucks.

So, as a last ditch effort to stay afloat in a desperate attempt to portend it functions in reporting as an ethical news source, furthering the voice of the people, it comes up with a "bigly"  day-late-dollar-short expose' on child welfare in Detroit, and guess what?

It sucked and so does DPS.

Want to improve the best interest of the child?
  1. Stop the fraud.

Try investing in garnering a future, profitable return of a productive, tax paying citizen.

Happy Human Trafficking Month!

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Saturday, November 19, 2016

Members of the bipartisan Policing Strategies Working Group held a meeting with local community leaders and law enforcement in Atlanta, GA

Looks like they ignored child welfare again...


Police accountability, aggression towards law enforcement, and public safety concerns. Members of the bipartisan Policing Strategies Working Group held a meeting with local community leaders and law enforcement in Atlanta, GA to discuss this and more.


Members of Congress
·         House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.)
·         Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.)
·         Representative Doug Collins (R-Ga.)
·         Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas)
·         Representative David Reichert (R-Wa.)
·         Representative Hank Johnson (D-Ga.)

Roundtable Participants
·         George Turner, Chief of Police, Atlanta Police Department
·         John Horn, United States Attorney, Northern District of Georgia
·         Joseph P. Spillane, Chief of Police, Georgia State University
·         Roderick Hughey, Sr., Pastor, Voices of Faith North
·         Nirej Sekhon, Associate Professor of Law, Georgia State University – College of Law
·         Johnathan Hill, Student Body President, Morehouse University


Learn more: BEVERLY TRAN: Media Advisory: Policing Strategies Working Group to Visit Atlanta & Hold Press Conference http://beverlytran.blogspot.com/2016/11/media-advisory-policing-strategies.html#ixzz4QUbRcfxo
Stop Medicaid Fraud in Child Welfare 


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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Bipartisan, bicameral bill would delay changes to government hacking powers

Proposed Amendments to Rule 41 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure would expand the government’s ability to search Americans’ computers and other digital devices

File:Seal of the United States Congress.svgWASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), and Al Franken (D-Minn.), together with Reps. John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) and Ted Poe (R-Texas), introduced legislation to provide Congress the time necessary to seriously consider and debate the proposed changes to Rule 41 that would expand the government's ability to search computers and other digital devices. The Review the Rule Act would delay the proposed changes to Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 41 from going into force until July 1, 2017. Without congressional action, the proposed changes will go into effect on December 1, 2016.

Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 41 governs the procedures and parameters for issuing search warrants.  Under current law, a federal judge may issue a warrant to search property located within a specific judicial district.  At the urging of the Department of Justice, the Supreme Court ultimately approved two sweeping amendments to Rule 41:
       
1.     A judge may issue a warrant to remotely search, copy, and seize information from a device that does not have a known location (and may not be in the district) because the location has been concealed through technological means; and, 
2.       A single judge may issue a warrant to remotely search and copy information from suspected devices across five or more districts.



Dean of the U.S. House
of Representatives
“I remain deeply concerned about the intended and unintended consequences of the expanded authorities contemplated in the proposed changes to Rule 41,” said John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI), House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member. “The bill we offer today will delay implementation until Congress has had a meaningful opportunity to examine the proposal in detail.  Until we have adequately addressed the privacy concerns raised by my colleagues, this rule change should not take effect.”

“The proposed changes are serious, and present significant privacy concerns that warrant careful consideration and debate,” said Senator Coons, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee. “Our bicameral, bipartisan legislation will give Congress time to do our job and carefully consider and evaluate the merits of these proposed changes to the government’s ability to search personal computers and other digital devices. It is essential that these rules strike a careful balance: giving law enforcement the tools it needs to keep us safe, while also protecting Americans’ constitutional rights to privacy and freedom from unreasonable searches.”

“We cannot give the federal government a blank check to infringe on Americans’ civil liberties,” said Senator Daines.“Congress needs the appropriate time to investigate the implications of this rule on Americans’ Fourth Amendment rights.”

“A single prosecutor should not have the power to hack into the phone or computer of virtually anyone in the United States,” said Senator Lee, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee. “Yes, federal law enforcement does need new tools to stop and prosecute botnets, but the proposed Rule 41 rule change goes too far. The sensible thing to do is delay the implementation of this rule and allow Congress to investigate further."

“This rule change would give the government unprecedented power to hack into Americans’ personal devices,”Senator Wyden said. “This was an alarming proposition before the election. Today, Congress needs to think long and hard about whether to hand this power to James Comey and the administration of someone who openly said he wants the power to hack his political opponents the same way Russia does.”          

“Government does not have the authority to unilaterally legalize widespread abusive hacking,” said Rep. Poe.  “It is Congress’ responsibility to safeguard the constitutional rights of the people they represent from a power hungry Executive Branch. A delay in the proposed changes to Rule 41 is necessary to ensure that the newly elected Congress, and Administration, have the ability to carefully evaluate this rule change before it goes into effect to ensure that it is constitutional and in the best interests of the American people. Rushing to put the changes in place in the middle of the lame duck session is irresponsible. Too much is at stake to not get this right.”

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

CONYERS Calls For The Removal Of Two More Right-Wing Extremists On Trump's Staff


Washington, DC – President-elect Donald Trump has made two more troubling additions to his transition team.  Frank Gaffney, founder of the hard-right Center for Security Policy, has spent two decades advancing conspiracy theories and anti-Muslim rhetoric. Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is the chief architect of anti-immigrant measures in several states, including Arizona’s controversial and unconstitutional “show me your papers” bill. 

House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) released the following statement:

Dean of the U.S. House
of Representatives
John Conyers, Jr.
“The president-elect continues to staff his transition team with individuals whose views pose a direct threat to our core American values.

“Frank Gaffney is a conspiracy theorist.  From his perch at an extremist think tank, Mr. Gaffney spent both the Bush and Obama years complaining about the infiltration of the government by the ‘radical left and its Islamist allies.’  He has targeted both conservative and progressive activists, sitting members of Congress, the UN Secretary General, and the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.  He often speaks about the wholly unsubstantiated theory that parts of Europe and the United States have become ‘no-go zones’ for non-Muslims.  His views are so extreme that he was barred from participation in the Conservative Political Action Conference—but apparently he is not too extreme for President-elect Trump.

“According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, Kris Kobach, has ties to white nationalist and nativist movements. He is the primary author of the hardline Arizona immigration law that was struck down by the Supreme Court in 2012.  Mr. Kobach helped former Attorney General John Ashcroft create a controversial registration system for Muslim immigrants and has indicated his intention to revive this program—a proposal that flies in the face of the constitution and is a threat to the civil liberties of all Americans. 

“To give President-elect Trump the benefit of the doubt, I recommend he  remove these individuals from his staff, and lead our country away from these bigoted, small-minded policies—before it’s too late.”

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