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Saturday, October 27, 2007

How long before US politicos copy this idea?

An Italian government committee has proposed a law that would stop Italians from doing what I'm doing right now--reporting a bit of news to you, with commentary.

Sir Elton John would love that. So would the likes of Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Hilary Clinton, John Edwards, and Joe Biden. The fascists, socialists, and modern-day Nazis in any number of Middle Eastern and Asian countries would love to see their lead followed as well.

Many high-ranking US politicians have been working very hard over the past two years to silence anyone of whom they do not approve or control. I wonder how long it will before we see laws over here that will make non-State Approved websites and posts illegal? After all, there seems to be a growing contempt for the First Amendment among the Ruling Class here in the United States.

Read about how it isn't just in China they're trying to silence critical voices on the web. (Before the Italian government makes sure you can't.)

Friday, October 19, 2007

Interpol's most wanted pedophile arrested!

We can ALMOST declare victory for the good guys! Now, the crowd counterparts to those in America that were all up-in-arms over their pedophile buddies being busted on "To Catch A Predator" will be swinging into action and attempt to make excuses and justifications for Neil.

Justice will havce been served when he's dead or in prison for a very, very long time.

At least, we can feel confident this monster has been caught, and he's not raping any more little boys. (And, maybe, we can start hoping that he's seeing a little action of the rape kind directed at himself in a Thai prison.)

From the NYT, the good word of a child-rapist apprehended.

Thai Police Arrest Pedophile Suspect


BANGKOK, Oct. 19 — At first, on the Internet, he was just a swirly face, something akin to a large multicolored lollipop that a man might give to a little boy.

Today, a blue shirt draped over his head, he was arrested and charged as a pedophile by the Thai police after computer experts unswirled the digitally altered face in a virtuoso act of electronic decoding.

The suspect, Christopher Paul Neil, 32, was caught after Interpol issued an unusual international appeal based on some 200 Internet pictures that showed the faceless man sexually abusing boys in Vietnam and Cambodia. Interpol said the man had abused a dozen boys in those countries, some as young as 6.

The Thai police said they had employed some high-tech unscrambling of their own, tracing Mr. Neil to a location outside Bangkok through the cellphone calls of a friend who was in contact with him.

Officials said Mr. Neil, who had been living in Asia for five years and teaching English in Thailand, Vietnam and South Korea, would be prosecuted here and then extradited to his home nation, Canada. The Canadian police force is weighing whether to charge Mr. Neil under a recent law that allows prosecution for sex crimes committed abroad.

But the Canadian authorities are also investigating his years as a teacher and counselor in Canada. Mr. Neil was born in British Columbia, and studied to be a priest there. As part of his training, he volunteered as teacher at a Roman Catholic elementary school in 2000 and 2001. He was eventually asked to leave his studies at Christ the King Seminary in Mission, British Columbia. “He just did not have the qualifications as a person,” Nicholas Ruh, the school’s rector told the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation without elaborating.

He served as a volunteer chaplain and counselor at three air cadet summer training camps in Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia between 1997 and 2000. The Canadian Armed Forces said that it has not received any complaints from parents or former cadets about Mr. Neil.

His was the latest in a series of highly publicized arrests of foreigners accused of abusing children in Southeast Asia. They include the British rock star Gary Glitter, who was imprisoned in Vietnam last year, and John Mark Karr, who was arrested here last year and falsely claimed to have killed the American child beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey.

Some experts noted that children can be especially vulnerable to authority figures like teachers.

“We are seeing that quite a few of the foreigners who come here are taking jobs as teachers, putting themselves into situations where they are close to children in positions of trust,” said Richard Bridle, the Unicef deputy regional director for East Asia and the Pacific.

But others pointed out that most of those charged with abusing children have not been teachers and noted that foreigners make up a tiny percentage of abusers in Asia.

“Many of us who work in the trafficking field in Southeast Asia are concerned that the spotlight is too much on foreign tourists,” said Allan Dow, Communications Officer for the International Labor Organization’s Mekong Project to Combat Trafficking in Children and Women. “The vast majority — 90 percent — are abused at the hands of locals.”

The Thai arrest warrant was based on the testimony of a boy who said he was lured to Mr. Neil’s apartment by a Thai man. The police said the boy was one of three who came forward with information about Mr. Neil after the appeal showing the suspect’s decoded portraits was televised. They were aged 9, 13 and 14 when they were abused, the authorities said.

The Thai authorities said that Mr. Neil fled here from South Korea a week ago after Interpol distributed the portraits, which it said had been unraveled by German police experts.

Those pictures were published in newspapers here alongside a somewhat similar photograph of a bald man with glasses taken at immigration control in Bangkok, where all arriving passengers are photographed.

Newspapers also printed what officials said were chatty Internet postings by Mr. Neil on the social networking site MySpace.

“Been kicking around Asia for the past five years, teaching mainly and finding other forms of mischief,” reads a personal profile that describes the writer as “5 feet, 11 inches tall, slim and slender.”

“I love teaching, can’t get enough of it really,” the posting says.


Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Real-world monster has nowhere to hide

Child-raping scumbag Christopher Paul Neil at an airport in Thailand.

Last week, Interpol asked for help in catching a child-rapist. This week, they released not only a better photo of him, the fact they know what country he's hiding in, but also his name and nationality. If you know anything about the habits or whereabouts of 32-year-old Canadian Chrisopher Paul Neil, contact Interpol.

A suspected paedophile who posted digitally obscured pictures on the Internet showing him raping young boys was identified by police Tuesday as a 32-year-old Canadian on the run in Thailand.

The Interpol detective leading the manhunt and the organisation's leader separately urged the fugitive to give himself up to the authorities, after his face became clear.

"He is now internationally known," case officer Mick Moran told AFP. "Really, there is no place for him to hide."

Interpol's secretary general Ronald Noble, called on alleged paedophile Canadian Christopher Paul Neil, nicknamed "Vico," to turn himself in.

"Our goal is for Christopher Paul Neil to turn himself in to local (Thai) authorities or to Canadian authorities and to return home to Canada," Noble told public broadcaster CBC.

Thai police and Interpol identified Neil as the suspect and said he arrived into Bangkok's main airport last Thursday.

Interpol says 200 photos have been circulating on the Internet, showing the man assaulting 12 different young boys.

They appeared to have been taken in Vietnam and Cambodia, countries that have gained reputations as destinations for sex tourism.

A special crimes unit in Germany was able to produce a picture of him from one of his photos that had been digitally swirled to disguise his face.

"We are confident that we can track him down," Moran said.

"Interpol's network is very large. I have no doubt that we will find him -- maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but definitely we will find him."

He said authorities were able to track him down thanks to an unprecedented global appeal by the International Criminal Police Organization based in Lyon, France.

"It basically broke this case for us," he said.

Some 350 people reportedly responded to its groundbreaking step last Monday of issuing the request for assistance on its website, where the agency posted the reconstructed picture of the suspect.

The agency said key information came from five different sources on three continents.

Thai police said they were working closely with Interpol.

"Thai police are collecting evidence and information from neighbouring countries and other Interpol members to seek a court order for an arrest warrant," police Colonel Apichart Suriboonya told AFP.

Interpol's Cambodian office said immigration officers were put on alert in case Neil tried to enter the country.

"We have alerted all of our international borders," Keo Vanthan, head of Interpol in Cambodia, told reporters in Phnom Penh, adding, however, that no arrest warrant has been issued for Neil.

Interpol says Neil was a teacher of English at a South Korean school, but that he flew to Bangkok on October 11, when security cameras at the airport documented his arrival at immigration.

That image -- released by Interpol -- shows him as balding and with glasses, although previous pictures had him with more hair and no glasses.

International police and prosecutors are still collating evidence to bring charges against the man Interpol has dubbed "Vico."

Moran said Interpol wanted to send a message around the world that sex crimes against children would not be tolerated.

"We wanted to make it very clear to everybody, especially to Western men who travel to this region to abuse children, that we won't tolerate it," he said

Monday, October 8, 2007

Help catch a scumbag who rapes children

Interpol has issued a call for public help in catching a man who is seen raping children in hundreds of pictures that were posted to the internet.

You can read an article about the request on my "Rotten Tomatoes" page, where you can also see his face. (Digital enhancement was used to remove distortion on the posted images, so the world can see the face of this cowardly pervert.)

You can also go to Interpol's website to read the original statement and to see more pictures of him.

Please help law enforcement put this animal in a cage.