If You Leave Your Kids Alone, It’s Not Predatory Strangers Who Are a Risk

If You Leave Your Kids Alone, It’s Not Predatory Strangers Who Are a Risk:

The real stranger danger doesn’t come from would-be kidnappers.

It comes from people who think they’re doing good.

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North Carolina Cop Arrested After Impregnating 14-Year-Old

North Carolina Cop Arrested After Impregnating 14-Year-Old:

A Lowell police officer has been arrested after being accused of impregnating a 14-year-old girl, officials told Channel 9.

Channel 9 reporter Ken Lemon broke the story Wednesday on Twitter and spoke to the girl’s mother. The State Bureau of Investigation is investigating the case.

James Blair was taken into custody Thursday afternoon after being arrested at the teen’s house. SBI agents were there talking to the family when Blair showed up, officials said.

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The FBI Distributes Child Pornography to Catch People Who Look at It

The FBI Distributes Child Pornography to Catch People Who Look at It:

As part of a recent child pornography investigation disconcertingly known as Operation Pacifier, the FBI ran a website that distributed photographs and videos of sexual abuse… In other words, the FBI became a major distributor of child pornography to catch people who look at it, thereby committing a more serious crime than the people it arrested.

Operation Pacifier is reminiscent of reverse drug stings in which cops pose as dealers to catch retail buyers, except that in this case the FBI actually disseminated contraband. It did not merely pose as a distributor of child pornography; it was a distributor of child pornography. During the two weeks the FBI was running The Playpen, about 100,000 people visited the site, accessing at least 48,000 photos, 200 videos, and 13,000 links.

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Saudi Warplanes Attack School in North Yemen, Killing 10 Children

Saudi Warplanes Attack School in North Yemen, Killing 10 Children:

Saudi warplanes are adding to the ever-growing number of incidents of attacks on civilians fueling international disquiet this weekend, attacking a village in the northern Saada Province and killing 19 civilians, most of them children.

The majority of the casualties in the village came in the attack on a school, which killed 10 children and wounded 21 others, according to Doctors Without Borders….

Saudi officials confirmed the attack, but insisted that the school was secretly an Iranian-backed training camp for child soldiers….

While the Saudi claims about the school are preposterous and readily disproven, the Saudi comments defending their attack amount to an admission that they deliberately targeted a site full of children which they themselves believed to be full of children.

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Bogus ‘Sex Offender’ Labels Are Ruining Lives

Bogus ‘Sex Offender’ Labels Are Ruining Lives:

What’s the most common age of sex-offenders?

It’s not a trick question, but unless you follow this stuff closely you’ll almost certainly answer wrong.

In fact, most people are shocked to learn that the most common age of people charged with a sex offense isn’t a creepy 39, or 51.

It’s 14.

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Broward County CO’s Violate Child’s 8th Amendment Rights

Broward County CO’s Violate Child’s 8th Amendment Rights:

If your child gets a stay in the Broward County, Florida Juvenile Detention Center, you have every right to be afraid. According to reports from concerned parents, it looks like the bored guards looking for a bit of fun where they can find it are willingly violating each child’s Eighth Amendment rights by placing “snack bounties” on kids and delaying or ignoring parental requests for communication.

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Israeli Soldier Assaults Child for Playing on Jews-Only Road

Israeli Soldier Assaults Child for Playing on Jews-Only Road:

Eight-year-old Anwar Burqan was playing with her young sister and brothers in al-Ibrahimi Street, near their home in Hebron’s al-Salaima neighborhood on 25 July when their games were interrupted by Israel’s pervasive military occupation.

The video… filmed by local resident Raed Abu Ramileh and published by the Israeli human rights group B’Tselem, shows some of what happened.

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Your Kid Is Way More Likely To Be Poisoned By Crayons Than By Marijuana

Your Kid Is Way More Likely To Be Poisoned By Crayons Than By Marijuana:

This year, marijuana opponents are raising hundreds of thousands of dollars to combat what they say are the threats of the drug. But as far as I’m aware, there are currently no efforts afoot to ban crayons.

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Spark and Fuel: How to Help Your Child Learn without Resorting to Compulsion

Spark and Fuel: How to Help Your Child Learn without Resorting to Compulsion:

How can you truly facilitate your child’s learning? More important than what to do is what not to do.

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Kids’ emergency room visits for marijuana increased in Colorado after legalization, study finds

The number of children who ended up at the Children’s Hospital Colorado emergency room or were referred to poison control jumped after recreational marijuana stores opened in Colorado, a new study finds, but overall numbers of exposures remains relatively low. Syndicated from Denver Post

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