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By tigtog on November 9, 2012
For people to sit back and say it’s not going on, they’ve got their head in the sand. The greatest frustration is that there is so much power and organisation behind the scenes that police don’t have the powers to be able to go in and seize documents and have them disclose things to us.
By tigtog on April 7, 2011
“As a scientist I always judge things on empirical evidence and [Epstein] always has women ages 19 to 23 around him, but I’ve never seen anything else, so as a scientist, my presumption is that whatever the problems were I would believe him over other people.”
By tigtog on April 13, 2010
Just posted this over at LP, but I’d like to have this discussion here as well. The Guardian: Vatican issues detailed instructions to all bishops after criticism of Catholic church’s handling of paedophile priests Yep. Not actually that hard to do, in the end. So why did it take so long?
By tigtog on December 14, 2009
Why are we as social animals so easily able to shrug off the needs of these children for a more secure and supportive environment? What the hell is wrong with us?
By Helen on October 10, 2009
Is this becoming a pattern in Australian heterosexual behaviour, and criminal sentencing? 1. A dysfunctional couple have a child. The dad just decides he’ll opt out of the child care role. 2. The mum is such an abominable carer that the child dies. 3. The dad continues to live in the same house without lifting [...]
By Lauredhel on August 2, 2009
Sky News Online: Radio show suspended by Austereo The Kyle and Jackie O radio show has been suspended indefinitely after last week’s lie detector stunt, with host Kyle Sandilands declaring he is unable to go on air. There have been calls for 2Day FM’s Kyle and Jackie O breakfast show to be axed by the [...]
By Lauredhel on June 24, 2009
[WARNINGS, sexual assault of children] From the Shitty Things Judges Say files, we have this case from Melbourne: news.com.au “Genital piercers avoid jail for sex assault”. Two tattoo artists from Tattoo City, Mark Andrew Ford (50) and Gregory Alan Ford (53) were involved in doing genital piercings on girls age 13 and 15. The rapist [...]
By Lauredhel on April 21, 2009
What would you call it when a step-father repeatedly rapes a girl, starting when she’s 13, and this goes on for three years before he’s caught? Rape? Sexual assault? Molestation? Pedophilia? Sexual abuse? Child abuse? Not according to Andrew Korner of the Queensland Times. Today the QT described the constant rapes thus: …sex with step-daughter [...]
By Lauredhel on December 11, 2008
…. if I so much as watched the baby-swinging video. (Please don’t post any direct links to the material here.) In a statement, Queensland Police said the term “child-abuse material” even extended to clips in which a child “appears” to be a victim of cruelty. [...] Queensland Police said it was a crime “to participate [...]
By tigtog on May 1, 2008
Andrew Bartlett writes: The previous federal government used the spectre of child sexual abuse as justification to scrap the permit system contained in the Land Rights Act, which required people wishing to visit Aboriginal freehold land in the Northern Territory to first obtain permission. It was cheered on its efforts by its ideological fellow-travellers, who [...]
By Lauredhel on December 18, 2007
What is with the colossal deluge of rape-denial lately? This time it’s the Northern Territory president of the Australian Medical Association. The ABC reports on high rates of “sexually transmitted diseases” in children in the NT: Northern Territory AMA president Peter Beaumont says the statistics are shocking but are not new. “It doesn’t surprise me [...]