There was an interesting tweet thread today by Xeni Jardin. Jardin is a media commentator, tech culture journalist, and founder/contributor to the website Boing Boing. She also played a major role in “the forefront of investigations into Jeffrey Epstein, the pedophile who famously funded dubious scientific research and died in prison under suspicious circumstances.” https://shows.acast.com/light-culture/episodes/xeni-jardin
Child sex crime money. Transnational organized crime. Yeah. Human trafficking. Did you know that Congress first passed child pornography legislation in 1977? The Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation Act of 1977 made it a crime to knowingly use a minor under 16 years of age in obscene depictions of sexually explicit conduct.
Up until that time, I’m guessing it was a free-for-all. We have a much bigger picture today of how big the problem of pedophelia is and of how the internet has allowed child pornography to flourish. And we have a much better sense of how big the demand was for this shit in and around Oakland County, Michigan. This shit is still happening on a large scale all over the world. History repeated over and over. Silence kept this machine running and kept perpetrators operating in society instead of rotting in jail.
An interesting thing about the tip sheet regarding John Hastings from back in 1977. The tip was from a woman who knew him, knew he had quit his restaurant job some two months prior but that he still always had plenty of money. Turns out Volume 2 of the the FOIA documents is also filled with documents about the investigation into Hastings (name unredacted) and specifically work done by the late Det/Sgt Ray Anger on this lead. Some of those documents are the same ones I posted yesterday, but are better copies and easier to read.
That line about “plenty of money,” seems like a throw-away. Unless you consider that trafficking kids was probably very lucrative in 1976 and 1977. Less dangerous than selling drugs. Drug laws were very harsh back then. Laws protecting kids? Yeah, well up until the summer of 1977, not so much.
“Vengeance is coming. Justice is coming. Sleep tight.”
I hope so.
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You’re right Cathy some post are not coming across notifications. like this one regarding legislation in 1977. I read this and I’m like this is fucked. I remember they had to pass laws because of what those perverts did to me. And then I remember Eddie and Chris. Both mysteriously deceased over the years. I remember Judy Richards and my mother speaking back during them times. About Gerald Richards being questioned in Jackson prison for the murder of children. Yes Richards was question about these murders. I always assumed they were talking about Eddie and Chris. Eddie mysteriously drownded and Chris blew his brains out with a shotgun. I always thought I was next. I always lived in fear. But back to Jerry Richards and the legislation. His testimony his sweetheart deal with the prosecutors. What did Jerry Richards tell them. I wonder if Jerry Richards told them he gave Christopher bush the black suitcase. That Bush was later caught with pictures revealing clients. And North Fox Island. Pictures revealing Francis Sheldon’s and his Arbor home. Pictures revealing Gerald Richards home. Pictures revealing several churches in Port Huron and the Detroit area pictures revealing crambrick University. I wonder just how much Richards told them. I wonder just how much the FBI really does know. This is why none of them are willing to talk to us. It is so horrible they can’t speak about it. You think Epstein got a sweetheart deal what kind of deal did these guys get. There’s more to this legislation and these children being dead. Nobody is willing to talk about this. Somebody knows the truth about this somebody needs to connect my dots.
The clients are the reason this thing got locked down. Everyone who has stayed silent is complicit.
It’s funny. I remember of a promise Richards made to me. He said that if I told anyone what he was doing with me he would tell everybody I was a homosexual. And it was my idea. And then he would laugh as if it was a joke. I was probably 13 years old at the time. Well it appears he kept his promise. But he was wrong. I am by far no genius nor am I a homosexual. Not that sexuality has anything to do with anything as long as it doesn’t involve children or animals you can be whatever you choose. Unfortunately that was not the case in the 70s. The people who are responsible for the newspaper clippings. Should be ashamed of themselves for writing this. And so should anybody who has exploited this narrative.
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