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CHILDREN WERE FAIR GAME AT THE NH JUVENILE DETENTION CENTER PT-1

The state was supposed to rehabilitate them. Instead, hundreds of children were allegedly abused in N.H.

Updated April 22, 2022

 MANCHESTER, NH  –  She didn’t cry when the pregnancy test came back positive.  She didn’t scream or shout or attempt to explain to officials how she — a girl confined to New Hampshire’s state-run juvenile detention center  –  could have possibly become pregnant.

No one at the facility seemed all that interested in getting to the bottom of it, Michaela Jancsy says now.  And besides, the counselor had told her to keep quiet.

She’d met him a couple years after arriving at the facility as a 12-year-old facing assault charges, who had asked to be placed at the center rather than another group home.

He was in his 30s, she says, with a wife and at least one child, and tasked with keeping watch over the children of the detention center.  In a place where adults regularly ignored and tormented her, she saw him as a rare ally.  He sneaked her extra bottles of shampoo and would sometimes step in when other staffers got rough.  During one-on-one meetings in his office, he showered her with praise:  Others might not see her potential, he told her, but he did.

Within months, she says, he began driving her to a wooded area of Manchester, raping her, again and again, in the back seat of his pickup.

When the pregnancy test came back positive, Jancsy says, it was handled quietly;  aside from the nurse who administered the test, Jancsy recalls no one from the state facility approaching her to inquire about how it might’ve occurred.

Soon after, a staffer drove her to an off-site medical office.  A doctor provided two pills to terminate the pregnancy.  That night, she lay crying in her room, her stomach pulsing with pain, wishing for her mom.

Jancsy left the state-run facility at 17 and did her best to build a life.  She got married, had children, tried — with varying degrees of success — to bury deep the things that had happened at the youth detention center.

And they might’ve stayed buried, had she not turned on the television one evening not long ago to find a news report that took her back a decade and a half.

An investigation into the juvenile facility had been opened.  Authorities were looking for victims.

She picked up the phone.

For more than 150 years, the State of New Hampshire has funneled its troubled children to a sprawling correctional facility in northwest Manchester.  Through the years, it has housed a steady flow of youth offenders, the numbers fluctuating from less than a dozen at times to more than 150.

For some it may have proved a temporary haven, a place to transition from a broken life to a better one.  But many who spent time there depict it as a house of horrors.  Rampant sexual abuse by staffers, beatings so severe they broke bones.  Residents forced by staff to fight each other for food.  Solitary confinement stays that stretched for months.  The kind of violence that leaves lasting psychological damage, rippling through generations.

The stories of abuse have, for decades, stayed largely shielded from public view.  Hints of what went on inside the institution’s red-brick dormitories came in dribs and drabs  –  the rare termination of a problem employee, independent investigations that outlined the center’s disturbing culture but seemed to do little to curb mistreatment.

A reckoning is finally taking shape now.  And just as in some other cases of rampant child abuse  –  the clergy abuse scandal in Boston and in the Diocese of Manchester, for example  –  it is not the institutional hierarchy or government agencies that have led the way to accountability.  It is the victims themselves, the children grown to adulthood, demanding action and recompense and brave enough to share their stories, who have joined in civil lawsuits wending their way through the state court system.

More than 500 men and women have so far come forward with allegations of sexual or physical abuse at the hands of staff, a pattern of mistreatment spanning six decades.  At least 150 staffers have so far been implicated by alleged victims, according to court filings and attorneys for the plaintiffs.  The breadth of wrongdoing, experts say, has quietly approached or exceeded some of the country’s most high-profile child sexual abuse scandals.

“New England should be beyond outraged,” said Kathryn Robb, executive director of CHILD USAdvocacy, a group that advocates for child protection legislation.  “Outraged in flashing red lights.”

The alleged victims span generations and social strata.  Among those who have come forward: a New Hampshire state representative who has long been critical of the center’s history but who revealed in an interview with the Globe  –  for the first time publicly  –  that he, too, was sexually assaulted by a staff member during his time at the facility.

“It was essentially a youth prison,” said Cody Belanger, a 27-year-old Rockingham Republican, who was detained at the center at the age of 13 or 14.  “We felt that we weren’t worth anything, that they weren’t even going to bother listening to our concerns.”

For decades, he was right.  Few did.

Now, though, as the number of alleged victims continues to grow, state leaders are promising change.  A criminal investigation is underway, though officials say it could take years to complete.  State legislators are considering a massive settlement plan that would set aside $100 million for victims.

Governor Chris Sununu has said he wants the building — commonly known as the Youth Development Center, or YDC — razed, and some officials have called for it to be abandoned by next spring.  The governor’s link to the facility is personal as well as official: in 2006, it was renamed the Sununu Youth Services Center, after his father, former governor and White House chief of staff John H. Sununu.

A spokesman for the current governor told the Globe that Sununu has been “incredibly clear and vocal” that the allegations must be investigated and dealt with.

“We’re going to right what we need to right,” Sununu said during his State of the State address in February.  “And we’re designing for the future in a way that can be more sustainable and create a better product for all of us.”

Despite such recent acknowledgment of their demands for justice, however, former residents are pushing for more.  To date, they say, there has been no public apology from the state.  Eleven former workers have been charged with participating in the abuse, but no one in past YDC leadership has been forced to answer for the abuses that occurred at the facility under their watch.

Biden Administration Labels Parents Terrorists For Voicing Opinions At School Board Meetings

.jpg photo of Texas Attorney General LogoAG Paxton Sues Biden Administration for Silencing Parents, Labeling Them “Terrorists”

AUSTIN, TX  –  Attorney General Ken Paxton has joined Indiana in a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit to force the Biden Administration to release documents that will shed light on its labeling parents domestic terrorists for voicing their opinions at school board meetings across the countryThe complaint focuses on the actions of the National School Boards Association (NSBA), reportedly committed in tandem with the White House and the Department of Justice (DOJ), when they accused parents across the United States of domestic terrorism last fall.

In a letter written to Attorney General Garland, the NSBA asked DOJ to invoke the Patriot Act to stifle parents from speaking up at school board meetings challenging their children’s indoctrination through liberal texts and racially charged, anti-white lessons, as well as the continuation of school mask mandates and remote learning.

There is no way the NSBA can justify why they referred to concerned parents across the country as ‘domestic terrorists’ when it is obvious that they are being targeted for their political beliefs,” Attorney General Paxton said.  “The Biden Administration cannot silence parents for exercising their constitutional rights and treat them like terrorists simply for having concerns about what their children are being taught.  I will not back down in this fight to preserve our kids’ hearts and minds, to protect the rights of parents to engage with their schools, and to prevent the Biden Administration’s oppressive actions.”

To read the complaint click here.

Our Country Needs Jobs And Cheaper Oil And Gas

.jpg photo of Texas Attorney General LogoAG Paxton Pushes Back Against Biden EPA’s War Against Texas Oil & Gas

AUSTIN, TX  –  “At a time when American gas prices are skyrocketing at the pump, and the Russia-Ukraine conflict shows again the absolute need for energy independence, Biden chooses to go to war against fossil fuels,” said Attorney General Paxton.  “These severe new rules proposed by the EPA are not only unnecessary, but they will create a deliberate disadvantage to Texas and all states who are involved in the production of oil and gas.  I will not allow this federal overreach to wreak havoc on our economy or the livelihoods of hard-working Texans.”

To that end, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is leading a 14-state coalition challenging the Biden Administration’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations on vehicle emissions.  Biden’s bureaucratic decrees micromanage greenhouse gas emissions for cars and trucks, far exceeding EPA’s authority and violating the U.S. Constitution’s separation-of-powers principles.

The new rule seeks to promote the Biden Administration’s radical climate change agenda by promoting electric vehicle usage over other, superior means of transportation that use abundant fossil fuels.  If left in place, the regulations will impose major economic harms on Texas by stressing its electric grid and decreasing the need for gasoline by billions of gallons, effectively destroying Texas’s robust energy industry.  Other states that would have benefitted from increased production in renewable fuels will also be negatively impacted.

To read the challenge click here.

State Locks Up 10-Year-Old Child Sex Trafficking Victim

.jpg photo of blind justice graphic as 10 year old Child sex trafficking victim is locked up while Illinois lets her multiple abusers walk free
10-year-old Child sex trafficking victim is locked up while Illinois lets her multiple abusers walk free.

Illinois Lets Her Multiple Abusers Walk Free

CHICAGO, IL  –  Contrary to what many peddlers of disinformation will lead you to believe, child sex abuse is not reserved to the Deep State, Democratic party, and Hollywood, Republicans are regularly caught committing the same acts.  What’s more, while elite politicians are caught committing these child sex crimes like former Speaker of the House, Dennis Hastert, the scope of the problem is far greater.  Child sex abuse is rife no matter political or socioeconomic status.

A potential reason this problem has reached epidemic proportions in this county could be the lack of punishment these monsters face after hurting children.

Hundreds of thousands of Americans are currently incarcerated in the land of the free for “crimes” which have no victims.  Innocent people, whose only crime was getting caught with small amounts of a plant or who are unable to pay for a suspended license are serving years behind bars, yet child predators routinely receive insultingly low sentences or none at all.

In the following case out of Chicago, this horrifying problem is compounded by the fact that multiple alleged child sex abusers are walking free — while their 10-year-old victim is rotting away in an institution.  This month, CBS 2 Investigator Dave Savini revealed a despicable problem among police and child services that is facilitating this scenario.

A 10-year-old girl, still in elementary school, was abused for the first time by a 47-year-old man from her neighborhood when she was just 7.  She was brought to the motel where she was horribly abused for the first of many times by several abusers.

Brenda Myers-Powell is an advocate for children like the one mentioned above and as co-founder of The Dreamcatcher Foundation, she has been fighting for victims like her.

“We have no idea what type of ugly things he did to her in that room,” Myers-Powell told CBS 2, describing the type of person she believes does something like this as “a dog;  a predator;  a very, very sick person.”

SICK????   YEAH RIGHT, this and all the rest like these are nothing but pieces of DUNG, and the lowest form of SEWER RATS on this earth!!!!
Robert StrongBow

According to the report, while the man was in the motel with the girl, staff called 911 to report it.   They even told authorities his name, yet he has never been arrested.

“Why wasn’t he locked up?  That needs to be answered.  Why did they not lock that man up?” said Myers-Powell.  “It just made me sick.”

According to their own reports, the police department knows that the girl has at least five different abusers.  She was abused from age 7 to 10 by these men — including men in their 40s and 50s.

Police and the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) were told about this abuse as far back as 2016.  They received multiple reports from the motel where the abuse was happening as well as school officials who had found out about it.

Despite all the reports to DCFS, the police, and a record of the abuse, not a single person — whose job it is to protect children — lifted a finger to help the little girl.

Even when police responded to the motel and found her inside with one of the abusers, no arrests were made.  As CBS 2 reports:

The DCFS refused to say anything about the pattern of abuse this child endured.  CBS 2 Investigators used Chicago Police reports, obtained through a public records request, to piece together a tale of systemic failures that let her down – how her abusers were never charged, and how child protective services failed to get her the help she needed to escape a horrifying world of child exploitation.

 In fact, just days before she ended up at the Grand Motel, police had their grasp on another one of her alleged abusers.  He too is accused of taking her to a motel, and he also was never arrested.

Cook County Public Guardian Charles Golbert has spent 30 years working to protect abused children.  It is his job to challenge the DCFS when they fail.

He said the girl should have received protective services when she was first assaulted at age 7.  He also wants to know why the accused men have not been arrested.

“I’ve seen a lot.  This has to be one of the very worst cases,” said Golbert.  “It’s just, it’s disgusting.”

Disgusting indeed.  Given the fact that Chicago police routinely raid the homes of innocent families looking for non-existent substances deemed illegal by the state, the idea of allowing child rapists to walk free shocks the conscience.  However, according to Golbert, this is par for the course.

“DCFS commonly leaves kids in very dangerous situations, where they continue to be abused, instead of bringing cases to court and rescuing children,” Golbert said.  “This case illustrates that.”

Now, because police and DCFS never stepped in when the abuse originally began, this 10-year-old little girl is now severely psychologically damaged and this heartbreaking tale gets worse.

After DCFS and police allowed this girl’s abuse to persist for nearly half her life, instead of giving her help, she was then locked away in a psychiatric facility in December — where she remains to this day.

“It’s horrible,” Golbert said.  “You’re locked up indoors all day.  They get about one hour of outdoor recreation every day.  They lose schooling.”

What’s more, as this little girl remains locked up in a de facto prison, her abusers — some of whom were caught in the act — are all walking free.

“That says: ‘I’m the garbage that the man who abused me said I was,’” said Myers-Powell. “That says that I don’t matter, and the world showed me I don’t matter because I’m locked in a box.”

What’s more, according to CBS 2, during their investigation they discovered that when police found the girl at the motel in October, instead of bringing her to the hospital or getting her help, they brought her home to allow the abuse to continue.  Only after CBS 2 aired their investigative story did the Chicago police department respond, claiming they are now launching a review.

Chicago Police issued the following statement:

“Protecting the lives and wellbeing of children is the highest priority of the Chicago Police Department.  We have initiated a thorough review of how this disturbing series of allegations of abuse and neglect was handled by CPD.  While the criminal investigations are ongoing, CPD is taking a close look at our policies around missing youth and we are committed to strengthening our guidelines, training, and protocols.  We are also working with our partners in social services, education, and healthcare to be more extensive and trauma informed to better support youth and families.  We are all committed to ensuring the safety of Chicago’s children.”

This statement is laughable and insulting given the fact that DCFS and the police department knew about the abuse of the little girl for years yet took no action to stop it.  It also rings hollow knowing that all of her abusers are still walking free as this little girl rots in a box.

We Stand With Pastor Coates And Religious Freedom

.jpg photo of Pastor arrested for exercising his religious freedom in canada
Stand with Pastor Coates, arrested for following God, rather than man in Canada.

Stand with pastor arrested for following
God, rather than man

Pastor James Coates is a faithful pastor and follower of God.  As a result, he ended up in jail.

Pastor Coates leads GraceLife Church in Alberta, Canada.  When the government issued edicts that limited the free exercise of worship with overbearing COVID-19 restrictions, he chose to follow Christ.

In true Gestapo form, government officials attended one of the church’s services in February and then charged the pastor with violating an order to shut down the church by the end of January.

STAND WITH PASTOR COATES

According to Breitbart, Pastor Coates turned himself in, but rejected an offer by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to release him from jail if he promised to stop holding church services on Sunday.

As of today, Pastor Coates remains in prison, but has an appeal hearing pending.  He is being represented by the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms, which defends the constitutional and religious freedoms of Canadians.

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Sign our petition supporting Pastor James Coates and GraceLife Church.

STAND WITH PASTOR COATES

Sincerely,
Tim Wildmon, President
American Family Association

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