Category Archives: Society

Gentrification & Spike Lee Recording March 2014

 

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A few days ago I stumbled upon this utterly scathing investigative report about the various networks of American “parents” looking to terminate their adoption for one reason or another. It’s a five part series about an underworld network in which adopted parents who no longer want their adopted child (usually foreign born) for whatever despicable reason  can fundamentally advertise and trade/sell “their” child to whomever answers the ad without any legal recourse and many times without even meeting the prospective “highest bidder(s),” so to speak. It is utterly disgusting and beyond abhorrent. I just really think people need to know that this is going on right under our very noses and there’s no one doing a damn thing about it… :pullhair:

No matter the adopted parents intentions, the fact of the matter is is that all parties involved in this “re-homing” are perpetuating, either directly or indirectly, the vileness that is human-trafficking and sex trafficking, not to mention contributing to abuse of all sorts and creating an all-too-easy supply of readily available children – a predators dream come true.

As someone who worked in various orphanages in Russia and have seen firsthand just how vulnerable these needy kids are who are already abandoned within their own country, let alone abandoned/neglected over and over in their new country. Ugh… My words can’t express my own personal feelings enough, not to mention the unimaginable ones that these poor children must go through.

Please read and watch about it from the below sources. Thank you

Please read here about the Child Exchange:
http://www.reuters.com/investigates/adoption/#article/part1
http://www.reuters.com/investigates/adoption/#article/part2
http://www.reuters.com/investigates/adoption/#article/part3
http://www.reuters.com/investigates/adoption/#article/part4
http://www.reuters.com/investigates/adoption/#article/part5

and here:
http://gawker.com/how-parents-use-facebook-and-yahoo-groups-to-sell-adopt-1278659585

and watch an interview conducted (with written transcript available) here:
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/nation/july-dec13/adoption_09-11.html

Screenshot of FB Group dedicated to "re-homing" from Reuters investigative report 5-part series

  Screenshot of FB Group dedicated to “re-homing” from Reuters investigative report 5-part series

Web Sleuthing The Boston Bomber: Reddit and 4Chan Are on Boston Bomber Case By Alexander Abad-Santos for The Atlantic Wire

Reddit and 4Chan Are on the Boston Bomber Case theatlanticwire.com

The Boston Marathon bombing investigation, now in its third day, is not just the largest crime scene in the city’s history — it’s the most crowdsourced terror investigation in American history. With the FBI, the ATF, and Boston law enforcement soliciting videos, cellphone pictures, and anything that could lead to the capture of whoever set off those pressure cooker bombs, the plea has more or less turned the interested and the Internet into amateur investigators armed with what we know the remains of the bag and the bomb look like. On Reddit, where they can now apparently track murder by way of Google Maps and where some of the most detailed information on the Boston case has surfaced publicly, the FBI’s plea for info has spurred the “Find Boston Bombers” subreddit, with all kinds of analysis. But here’s the find they’re most excited about: They’ve found a photo of a man with a backpack that has straps which resemble what federal officials believe is the detonated backpack. (Update: Authorities appeared to have a suspect — follow here.)

We have obscured the man’s face because, well, the only suggestion of a connection to the bombings comes from people on Reddit who have been looking at photographs:

And one more angle, showing extreme close up of the straps.

Again, we can only vouch for the image of the detonated bag, which the FBI says contained one of the pressure cooker bombs. There are no details on where the image of the man in the blue jacket came from, or at what time it was taken during the marathon, or the location— the only reference we have is that it trickled down from social media and Flickr,and down to sites like 4chan andReddit. Redditors, to their credit, haven’t been shy in voicing the skepticism and concern with pinning this terror attack on an innocent man:

The Atlantic’s Alexis Madrigal has a compelling point about how this Internet vigilantism movement is troubling, and could end up in people being unfairly singled out. And yes, there’s a deep, and problematic potential of that happening. The blue sweater picture isn’t the only other photo popping up however, like this one who one poster believes could be smuggling a pressure cooker bomb because of the shape of his backpack:

Internet sleuths believe this a photo of that same man without his backpack (we can’t tell one way or another):

And this, one, which we sorta have no idea why things are being circled:

Reading through the amateur forensics feels like an intense and puzzling game of Where’s Waldo.  But it’s a byproduct of what you get when the FBI asks the public for help. Jittery nerves lead to things like the New Yorkers who reported 77 suspicious packages in the wake of the Boston bombings, and multiple incorrect Chris Dorner sightings in February. And the blue robe man, along with the pressure cooker backpack man, are all tips—tips that part of the thousands the FBI receives. As The Washington Post reported:

[Richard] DesLauriers said cooperation from the community will play a key role in the investigation. He said the range of suspects remained wide open, but by midday Tuesday more than 2,000 tips had been received.

By Alexander Abad-Santos for the Atlantic Wire
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