British police search Conservative politician’s home in child abuse, murder investigation


This video says about itself:

BBC News at One – Operation Midland – investigation into child sex abuse & murder allegations

18 December 2014

Police are investigating the possible murders of three boys in connection with an alleged paedophile ring involving powerful people including senior figures in public life, the military, law enforcement and politicians in the 1970s and 80s.

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

The BBC’s Tom Symonds said: “This is possibly the Met’s most sensitive investigation at this time. It stems from allegations by a man called Nick who came forward to the investigative news website Exaro, and then went to the police. He gave a detailed statement which the police found to be credible and in their words ‘true’.

The police are looking at the possibility that three children have been murdered, and the possibility that one child was run over at some point during this period.

They are looking at whether there was abuse at military establishments, some of the abusers are suspected to be senior military figures, and senior figures from law enforcement, and senior politicians.

The officers are looking at whether some of the abuse took place in a flat in Dolphin Square.

The police are appealing for witnesses to come forward, they want victims to feel reassured that they can trust the police to do the right thing and they will be listened to.

They would like to speak to anyone who might have perhaps worked or lived at Dolphin Square.

From daily The Guardian in Britain:

Ex-Tory MP Harvey Proctor denies any role in Westminster abuse ring

Thursday 5 March 2015 09.09 GMT

Denial comes as detectives from Met’s Operation Midland inquiry into historical abuse allegations search former MP’s Leicestershire home

The former Conservative MP Harvey Proctor has denied being part of a “rent-boy ring” or attending sex parties with other prominent figures, after his home was searched by police investigating historical allegations of child sex abuse.

Proctor – who left parliament in 1987 after pleading guilty to acts of gross indecency – said he knew nothing about a VIP paedophile ring alleged to have existed at Westminster during the 1970s and 1980s, or allegations that three boys linked to the abuse were murdered.

A Metropolitan police spokesman confirmed that “officers from Operation Midland are carrying out a search of an address in Grantham [in Lincolnshire] in connection with their inquiries”.

Operation Midland was launched by the Met last November following allegations that boys were sexually abused by a VIP paedophile ring centred on Westminster more than 30 years ago, amid claims that sex parties involving boys below the age of consent were held at the Dolphin Square apartment block near the Houses of Parliament.

The operation includes detectives from the child abuse investigation command and the homicide and major crime command.

Proctor, 68, works for the Duke and Duchess of Rutland and lives in a house within the 16,000-acre grounds of their home Belvoir Castle, in Leicestershire, near Grantham. …

Proctor represented Basildon in Essex from 1979 to 1983 and Billericay, also in Essex, from 1983 to 1987. He also sat on the executive of the right-wing pressure group the Monday Club.

United States Republican politician Rudy Giuliani, animated cartoon


This animated cartoon is by Mark Fiore from the USA. He writes about it:

2 March 2015

I know he’s just crying out for attention, but Rudy Giuliani saying “I do not believe that the president loves America,” highlights some deeper issues in the Republican party and our democracy in general. For one, the failed presidential candidate and former mayor made the statement at a private dinner featuring Scott Walker, one of the top Republican presidential contenders.

Defend voting rights in the USA, Martin Luther King letter


This video from the USA says about itself:

Selma Interview Special

6 February 2015

Director Ava DuVernay and actor David Oyelowo take us behind the scenes of their acclaimed drama about a crucial episode in the struggle for US civil rights: Martin Luther King‘s anti-segregation march of 1965.

From Member of Congress John Conyers in the USA:

Friend,

Thank you so much for helping progressives show their strength last weekend ahead of our budget deadline. The extraordinary response proved that Americans want to see action from Congress that expands opportunity for all.

In 1963, I registered voters in Selma, Alabama, where two years later, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. would lead the historic marches that led to the passage of the critical Voting Rights Act. Back then, the inequality and violence that African-Americans endured on a daily basis greatly crippled our community.

Despite the progress we have made, present injustices are often times still overt. As a result, the rights we fought so hard for are being undermined by people who have chosen to forget our history. The most recent and profound example being Congress’ failure to renew critical sections of the Voting Rights Act.

As we approach the 50th anniversary of the Selma marches, we must recommit to this fight. Voting rights must be restored for ALL Americans. That’s why I’m asking you to stand with me and demand voting rights for all.

Will you add your name here?

After my visit to Selma and during my first year in office, I helped pass the Voting Rights Act. My father taught me that if the door of opportunity cracked open, we must dare to open it wider and hold it wide enough for as many people to go through as possible.

And that’s what I need your help doing. Add your name to my petition demanding Congress restore voting rights and honor our history.

For jobs, justice, and peace,

John

P.S. I wanted to share something very special with you. Below is a letter from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. urging me to pass legislation ensuring African-Americans received the right to vote. This letter continues to inspire me to keep up the fight for expanding and protecting rights for all. I hope it does for you as well.

Letter from Martin Luther King Jr. to Mr. Conyers. Add your name to his petition.