This is what happens when you continue to look away.

An investigation by The New York Times took a deep look into the disturbing and horrifying explosion of pictures online of children being sexually abused.  This investigation found an insatiable criminal underworld that had exploited the flawed and insufficient efforts to contain the sick and twisted adults who post and seek out images and videos of children being tortured, raped and assaulted.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/09/28/us/child-sex-abuse.html?action=click&module=Editors Picks&pgtype=Homepage

In 1998, there were over 3,000 reports of child sexual abuse imagery online.  In 2018, there were 18.4 million such reports, including over 45 million images and videos flagged as child sexual abuse.  “Law enforcement agencies devoted to the problem were left understaffed and underfunded even as they were asked to handle far larger caseloads.”

“[I]nstead of trying to crack down on this horrific epidemic, many people just choose to look the other way:

Some state lawmakers, judges and members of Congress have refused to discuss the problem in detail, or have avoided attending meetings and hearings when it was on the agenda, according to interviews with law enforcement officials and victims.

NYT: The Internet Is Overrun With Images of Child Sexual Abuse. What Went Wrong?

Lack of funding, lack of interest and expanding demands by sick fucks spells an explosion in child sex abuse and child pornography.  I think of people who knew or suspected what Frank Shelden and Gerald Richards were up to in the 1970’s and said nothing, and what neighbors of Chris Busch knew and kept to themselves.  Nice work allowing the sexual abuse of children to multiply due to your silence/complicity.

And keep your eyes wide open when you contemplate this article describing the open gate for pedophiles on “YouTube’s Digital Playground.”  (On YouTube’s Digital Playground, an Open Gate for Pedophiles, by Max Fisher and Amanda Taub, The New York Times, June 3, 2019.)  These sick fuckers are EVERYWHERE.  Thank you to a dear friend for sending these articles which are truly disturbing wake up calls.  https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/03/world/americas/youtube-pedophiles.html


7 Comments on “This is what happens when you continue to look away.”

  1. weedbegone3468 says:

    Good God! I’ve been snowed into thinking LE at least at the federal level had the upper hand on tracking down and stopping the spread of this crap online. Instead, it’s quite the opposite. So that’s it? Look the other way, because the task of saving America’s children from this sick sh!t is just not possible? What has become of us? I can not feel anything but hopelessness for their futures.

  2. AnnS says:

    Just finished reading this on the Daily Mail (another one, AGAIN):

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7536441/100s-accused-priests-living-radar-no-oversight.html

    and this:

    “They had been brought to town by a small, nonprofit group called Opus Bono Sacerdotii. For nearly two decades, the group has operated out of a series of unmarked buildings in rural Michigan, providing money, shelter, transport, legal help and other support to hundreds, perhaps thousands, of Catholic priests accused of sexual abuse across the country.”

    https://www.apnews.com/abe2da0da2f648ad89dde483a92d3f19

    • cathybroad says:

      Michigan. Again. These priests should rot in their Catholic Hell.

      • AnnS says:

        Yes, thought about that too; seems like a few of these roads lead to Michigan. Reads like Bloomfield was a “lunatic in charge of the asylum”. Mutual Admiration Society

        Jeffrey Epstein’s time there Michigan’s Interlochen arts school would be informative if could find any connections to Fox Island about that time or a little before. (ca 1967) He was only 14 but later donated funds to a rental lodge on the woodsy northern Michigan campus, Although I do believe the school stopped accepting his donations when this all blew up.

  3. cathybroad says:

    A reader informed me that in 2018 there were 18.4 million child exploitation reports (not including missing children) made to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. In 2013 there were 500,000 reports. And these are just reports with NCMEC, not other agencies. Federal convictions of these monsters has not increased much over the years in spite of the massive increase in reports. And state convictions probably less so. As the reader observed, if these were growing consumer product complaints or even animal abuse, there would be public uproar. But not with child abuse or child porn.


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