HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Latest Breaking News (Forum) » Penn State alumni group c... » Reply #45

Response to OmahaBlueDog (Original post)

Thu Jul 26, 2012, 08:55 PM

45. OVERVIEW: http://www.protect.org/emergency/1544 & http://protect.org/tech

Last edited Fri Jul 27, 2012, 02:28 PM - Edit history (2)

Where is the outrage over the massive ONGOING failures described below in PA and present all across the country according to PROTECT?

http://www.protect.org/home

July 20 at 5:26am
Protect


A law enforcement sweep this week is targeting 20 suspects in the Silicon Valley for trafficking in video of children being raped and abused. Sweeps like these could be repeated weekly or monthly in larger jurisdictions, but are infrequent due to the severe strain they put on understaffed law enforcement. We hope authorities are also putting maximum resources into searching for possible child victims. http://bit.ly/OCpRbB

http://losgatos.patch.com/articles/local-cops-conduct-child-porn-sweep


http://www.philadelphiaweekly.com/news-and-opinion/news/Penn-State-Tragedy-Inspires-Law-Targeting-PA-Attorney-General.html?page=1&comments=1&showAll=

Penn State Tragedy Inspires Law Targeting PA’s Attorney General

By Tara Murtha
Posted Dec. 27, 2011


The introduction of the Pennsylvania Attorney General Mandated Reporter Law by Rep. Dan Deasy (D-Allegheny) on the steps of the Allegheny county courthouse in early December didn’t make much of a splash here, but the implications of the legislation are explosive: Supporters allege that the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office is sitting on thousands of leads on child sex abusers, collecting the data on their possible whereabouts but not trying to find them.

“The facts are that there are 22,000 graphic child pornographers in Pennsylvania, thousands of them are likely to be committing child abuse right now, and if we’re not giving out that information to local law enforcement, which is the case … we are not doing our job as best we could,” says former U.S. Representative Patrick Murphy, currently campaigning to become the first Democrat elected as Pennsylvania Attorney General next year.

The bill’s supporters want the Attorney General’s office to share leads generated in RoundUp, a sophisticated forensic tool that scours peer-to-peer file-sharing networks like Gnutella and BitTorrent and pinpoints IP addresses of computers sharing graphic child pornography.

Murphy sees the new law as a stateside extension of the federal PROTECT Our Children Act in 2008. During Congressional testimony for that legislation, the FBI and Department of Justice estimated less than 1 percent of all leads are investigated.

Material includes graphic videos of child rape and ‘grooming materials’—videos designed to teach children it’s normal for adults to touch them sexually.

Supporters of the bill include Murphy, Deasy, Rep. Dan Frankel (D-Allegheny), Rep. Michael Sturla (D-Lancaster), national nonprofit PROTECT and high-profile advocate Alicia Kozakiewicz. They say they want the attorney general’s office to “push out” the leads to each of the 67 county district attorneys every 24 hours, and have each instance count as a new investigation into a possible—or statistically speaking, probable—child abuser.

They say where there’s smoke there’s fire, and research backs them up. Though estimates range widely on the percentage of overlap, studies and arrest data confirm the modern phenomenon of “dual offenders,” people whose crimes involve both possession of child pornography and child sex abuse.

<...>

Kozakiewicz says that since the Penn State scandal broke, it’s more important to her than ever to make some progress in her home state.

“The Penn State tragedy is horrible, and really shocked the world into something that, while it may have been a secret, (is) nothing new,” says Kozakiewicz. She sees Attorney General Linda Kelly’s comments on Penn State hypocritical. “(Kelly) pointed her finger (at) Penn State and has been accusing them (of withholding information) while she herself could also be accused (of the same thing),” says Kozakiewicz.

“If inaction is a crime, on the part of Penn State officials, then certainly Tom Corbett and Linda Kelly are guilty of the same crime,” says Camille Cooper, who helped draft this bill as legislative director of PROTECT. “That’s why Pennsylvania, and that’s why now.”

<...>


More:

http://protect.org/legislation/1577-media-advisory-12-2-11
http://protect.org/component/search/?searchword=penn+state&ordering=&searchphrase=all

Reply to this post

Back to OP Alert abuse Link to post in-thread

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 84 replies Author Time Post
OmahaBlueDog Jul 2012 OP
Hugabear Jul 2012 #1
Posteritatis Jul 2012 #4
freshwest Jul 2012 #5
pnwmom Jul 2012 #27
xtraxritical Jul 2012 #30
rickford66 Aug 2012 #84
Fresh_Start Jul 2012 #2
Posteritatis Jul 2012 #3
MicaelS Jul 2012 #9
Atman Jul 2012 #6
krhines Jul 2012 #7
benld74 Jul 2012 #8
tularetom Jul 2012 #10
LynneSin Jul 2012 #19
laureloak Jul 2012 #11
Posteritatis Jul 2012 #16
msongs Jul 2012 #17
Posteritatis Jul 2012 #21
Pauldg47 Jul 2012 #23
frylock Jul 2012 #40
Pauldg47 Jul 2012 #22
xtraxritical Jul 2012 #31
frylock Jul 2012 #39
frylock Aug 2012 #78
Pauldg47 Jul 2012 #20
Hugabear Jul 2012 #26
Pauldg47 Jul 2012 #50
Hugabear Jul 2012 #55
obamanut2012 Jul 2012 #58
Pauldg47 Jul 2012 #71
Hugabear Jul 2012 #72
peacebird Jul 2012 #69
Hugabear Jul 2012 #25
SomeGuyInEagan Jul 2012 #70
frylock Jul 2012 #38
Hugabear Jul 2012 #41
Zoeisright Jul 2012 #65
GodlessBiker Aug 2012 #76
Iggo Jul 2012 #12
madrchsod Jul 2012 #13
krhines Jul 2012 #14
Flatpicker Jul 2012 #15
LynneSin Jul 2012 #18
OmahaBlueDog Jul 2012 #24
pnwmom Jul 2012 #28
AtomicKitten Jul 2012 #29
Pauldg47 Jul 2012 #54
Hugabear Jul 2012 #32
azmesa207 Jul 2012 #34
exboyfil Jul 2012 #36
IndyJones Jul 2012 #48
obamanut2012 Jul 2012 #59
SDjack Jul 2012 #33
Flatpicker Jul 2012 #35
SDjack Jul 2012 #37
radicalliberal Jul 2012 #42
arely staircase Jul 2012 #43
aquart Jul 2012 #44
LineReply OVERVIEW: http://www.protect.org/emergency/1544 & http://protect.org/tech
proverbialwisdom Jul 2012 #45
proverbialwisdom Jul 2012 #46
modrepub Jul 2012 #47
Raster Jul 2012 #49
OmahaBlueDog Jul 2012 #57
Raster Jul 2012 #61
gopiscrap Jul 2012 #51
bluestateguy Jul 2012 #52
Odin2005 Jul 2012 #53
Earth_First Jul 2012 #56
4th law of robotics Jul 2012 #60
proverbialwisdom Jul 2012 #62
OmahaBlueDog Jul 2012 #63
proverbialwisdom Jul 2012 #68
proverbialwisdom Jul 2012 #67
Zoeisright Jul 2012 #64
Monk06 Jul 2012 #66
proverbialwisdom Aug 2012 #73
proverbialwisdom Aug 2012 #74
proverbialwisdom Aug 2012 #75
proverbialwisdom Aug 2012 #80
RainDog Aug 2012 #77
4th law of robotics Aug 2012 #79
JonLP24 Aug 2012 #81
proverbialwisdom Aug 2012 #82
jsr Aug 2012 #83
Please login to view edit histories.