Kai the Hitchhiker and the Children of God (The Family) Child Abuse Cult

Just days after discovering the mob connections to the Union County prosecutor’s office I learned that Kai was a victim of not only the Children of God/The Family cult (notorious for masses of child abuse perpetrated across multiple continents resulting in suicides, murders and overdoses of victims) by way of his mom and through Gilbert, his dad, the United Church of Canada which has 100+ year tradition of abuse of indigenous people including literally kidnapping kids putting them in torturous residential schools (like the one that had that mass grave that was discovered last year). But that will have to be a story for another day…

In movies about trials often there’s a last minute revelation entered into evidence. Apparently that pretty much never happens, there’s protocol for introducing evidence and you can’t introduce evidence without prosecution knowing. That said, this is research for a book and it has been kind of a 3rd act bombshell moment this past two weeks.

FYI, if you’re interested in the current progress on the Kai the Hitchhiker book you can keep up at Patreon. Don’t worry, new posts are only paywalled for 72 hours and then free to the public but if you’re interested in behind the scenes writing process stuff there are a few videos along those lines at https://www.patreon.com/theplasticscreen as well as a few other videos and items that are unlisted on YouTube.

Ghislaine Suicide Watch, Sentencing and… Donald Duck at the Clinton White House?

Ghislaine Maxwell has gone from suicide watch to sentenced and perhaps in part thanks to letters written on her behalf by among others a cocaine dealer and a New York Times employee she’s only seeing 20 years, potentially 15 with 5 years supervised probation. The prospect of her cheating justice like Epstein before her brings to mind the Epstein and Clinton ties that go back to Bill’s first campaign in 1992. During that same term Epstein is listed as a guest multiple times as well as… Donald Duck?

Marc Dutroux, Beast of Belgium Back in the News

Marc Dutroux, also known as the Beast of Belgium, is back in the news. Through his lawyer, he claims he is working on clearing cold cases including mysterious deaths that may be connected to the high reaching and expansive pedophilia ring as well as sharing the Ukraine connection in the Dutroux story.

Interview with Dr. Elizabeth Loftus on the False Memory Syndrome Foundation & The Memory Wars

I interviewed Dr. Elizabeth Loftus regarding the Memory Wars and the False Memory Syndrome Foundation back in December of 2020 just weeks before my spinal injury. Have been meaning to get the interview transcribed and here it is (finally).

PF: First off I want to thank you so much for being willing to talk to me. Also I just want to say if there’s anything I ask that you don’t have an answer for or you’d rather not answer that’s completely fine and please do set me straight if I at any point I’m off in any details.

L: What are you writing or what is your product going to be?

PF: I’m interested in the memory wars of the 80s and 90s and specifically the False Memory Syndrome Foundation which was a key part of what some have dubbed the memory wars.

L: OK.

PF: And first off, I wanted to ask, just a personal question you recently won the prestigious John Maddox award for science, just one of many awards and commendations you’ve received. What would you say, however, is your greatest achievement or the most proud moment in your professional career?

L: Well those are two different questions, I think the achievement I would answer by saying, I’ve spent a terrific professional life. I get to make scientific discoveries and also apply those discoveries to real world cases and to help people along the way. That’s my greatest achievement.

PF: So you were always interested in, was science always your calling and vocation? When did you realize that’s what you wanted to do?

L: No, it wasn’t I contemplated a bunch of other things, I was maybe going to be a high school math teacher

PF: Oh wow!

L: I always thought that’s what I thought I’d end up doing.

PF: I wanted to be an entomologist until i realized “Oh, wait, you have to touch the bugs?”

L: Oh yeah.

PF: You were one of the original members of the False Memory Syndrome Foundation scientific advisory board, what was that experience like?

L: First of all, I was working on these repressed memory cases when I got a call from Martin Orne who was one of the original members, I wasn’t. He asked me if I would join this board since I had been doing research on memory distortion and had already worked on a few cases of claims of repressed memory and was deeply interested in the issues it was just a natural thing for me to do to become a member of what became a very, very large, you know, fifty people or something, scientific and professional advisory board. That happened maybe in 1993ish I might have joined.

PF: Ok, I know you published an article about the False Memory Syndrome Foundation in Washington Post in ‘91…

L: That was an article, that was written about about a talk I gave, that was written about a talk I gave to the American Psychological Association about false memories and it was covered in the Washington Post. [She did not do an APA presentation in 1991 on memory before the WaPo interview.  She was “enthralled” by Ganaway’s presentation in 1991 (p. 84+).  She “flew back to Seattle with a sense of purpose and direction.” The WaPo interview was conducted in August and she would present at the APA in 1992.]

Tossed around ideas with her students.  Did the WaPo interview that generated a headline in August.  Presented on memory at the APA in 1992.

PF: Okay, once again thank you and please correct me on my details because I want to make sure this is as accurate as possible. And I think you answered another question I had, I was going to ask I was going to ask you if the Freyd’s contacted you, perhaps they saw that article but sounds like…. I knew Dr. Orne was your entry… [note: Dr. Martin Orne also worked on the CIA’s MK-Ultra mind control program, Loftus herself was a consultant to the CIA from 2005-2006 and is referenced in the Hoffman Report related to APA ethics issues related to Guantanamo Bay.]

L: I didn’t know them before I got involved in this issue, but I certainly knew who Martin Orne was, he was a very prominent psychiatrist who was very involved in the organization and he’s the one who ended up calling me and asking me if I would join.

PF: Ok here’s another question, do you believe that there are cases of… because this is another one of the controversies in the memory wars, speaking of war. Are you of the opinion that trauma-induced memory loss in Vietnam veterans is something that happens or is that another case of “psychological confusion?”

L: Well, there are lots of reasons why combat veterans have difficulty remembering things. Some of them have to do with the physiological…

PF: Traumatic brain injury for instance?

L: Yeah, injury, exhaustion, you know, starva- you know, hunger, fear, all kinds of things. Lack of sleep.

PF: So in a way, I guess you could say, there are cases of trauma induced memory loss, but its kind of an apples and oranges thing as compared to the FMSF cases with repressed memories.

L: Well, I mean, show me a case where they said ‘I really thought it was a lovely war until I went to therapy and then I learned that no, it was horrible. Those cases don’t look anything like the claims of repressed memories…

PF: Gotya, apples and oranges.

L: …family members who joined the False memory syndrome foundation effort

PF: Ok, now for your work, which of course you’re very proud of, have a right to be proud of, you’ve had a long and distinguished career. You’ve also however received a lot of hate mail, death threats, I know that occurred a lot in the 90s… another two-parter do you think this was primarily due to your work with the foundation and your position on false memory syndrome…

L: Oh no, it was definitely my position on the issues…

PF: Have the hate letters….

L: the skepticism that I was expressing in my speeches and in my writing. (nods)

PF: Because it’s a hot button issue. Have the hate letters and death threats subsided at least?

L: Well I testified earlier this year for a very unpopular person in a sex abuse, a sexual assault case and there was a lot of publicity about that so they, I ended up getting a new round of hate mail, but that was early at the beginning of this year. (interview recorded Dec 2020).

PF: I’m going to go out on a limb here, I’m assuming you’re talking about the Weinstein trial. Can you tell me what that ordeal was like and if there were any limits to the testimony you were able to give on the stand?

L: Yeah, I just gave very general memory testimony. I was not permitted to talk about any specific people just general memory testimony about memories and memory distortion and that’s, you know, at some point I could send you a transcript.

PF: Oh my gosh, I would love that!

L: So email me at <breaks up> and I’ll <breaks up>

PF: Oh sorry, you broke up there for a second, but yes I will email and please do. Another question, would you characterize yourself as an advocate of science for science’s sake

L: I’d say I’m a big advocate for science, as a way of…

PF: both pure and applied or do you not take favorites?

L: Well I happen to do scientific work that is both theoretical and has applications.

PF: Ok, here’s another question that I’m dying to know, do you believe there are any cases where people do repress memories that are related to sexual abuse or other types of child abuse that are later recovered either with or without the aid of a therapist.

L: I think that people can not think about something for a long time and be reminded of it. They can even not think about something, you know, awful and be reminded of it. Any memory scientist appreciates the value of a retrieval cue.

PF: Like smells.

L: Ordinary forgetting and remembering, I don’t think there is any credible scientific support for the idea of massive repression. I appreciate Richard McNally, who is a professor at Harvard a clinical psychologist and researcher who calls the repression idea folklore.

PF: Ok, and another important question here, and I’m sure you’ve gone over this many times, but just to get it on the record for my research. What methods are most likely to result in false memory implantation?

L: Suggesting things to people, guided imagination, taking them through imagination exercises when they can’t remember something, sexualized dream interpretation, hypnosis, giving people books to read that advance the theory of repression, putting them in group therapy when they don’t have any memories and they listen to lots of other people talk about abuse, exposing them to other forms of suggestive psychotherapy. These are some of the things I’ve seen in many cases I’ve been involved in.

PF: Now speaking of books, tell me about your thoughts on the book Courage to Heal?

L: Ah, I think Courage to Heal is a book that for people who genuinely were abused could be a comfort for those individuals to make them feel understood they’re not alone, other people have gone through the experience, that’s probably a big part of why the book is so popular. But when it comes to people who don’t have any memories and the book is telling them even if you don’t have memories but you’ve got the symptoms you’ve probably been abused and encourages them to develop memories and encourages and provides a list of lawyers to take their cases if they decide to sue then I think you’re entering into dangerous territory.

PF: So it’s a mixed bag…

L: Yes.

PF: And that’s another thing how much of the repressed memory therapy stuff especially as it relates to litigation and people suing their parents how much of that is well intentioned therapists and ministers and criminal investigators and how much of it, I’m going to use a very strong word, grifters and people who are purely in it for financial gain or is that something that we can’t really quantify.

L: Well, I have been very generous about my attribution of motivations, you know, and just assume that the promoters of these techniques and strategies think they’re helping people. They’re, you know, if you talk to Richard Ofshe he’s the one who said…

PF: Yeah, haha…

L: If you can turn a $2000 eating disorder patient into a $200,000…

PF: (laughing) I read that, I read that paper just the other day, that’s what got that idea in my head actually.

L: So that was Ofshe’s view back then, I don’t know how he’s feeling today. But I have been kind of kinder to the therapists in assuming that they just really had one and only one idea of what was wrong with their patient and they pursued that agenda.

PF: Now speaking of Professor Ofshe, off topic for just a second and I’ll get right back, but I am so thankful for his work exposing Scientology, he was one of the pioneers. It was very dangerous to go up against Scientology especially in the 80s at the height of their power…

L: Oh yeah, he was a big target of them…

PF: Oh yeah! They’re some scary folks. Can I ask you one more, this is another slightly off topic question but I’m just dying for your professional opinion. As a kid I was a huge fan of Daniel Keyes’ Flowers for Algernon, I loved it, and many years later I cracked open a copy of The Many Minds of Billy Milligan. I personally don’t deny the possibility of dissociative identity disorders but something didn’t sit right even before they bring in the psychiatrist who examined Sybil, Dr. Cornelia Wilbur who was later found to have coached her client, do you feel that it’s possible, as I do, that Daniel Keyes and Dr. Wilbur were so caught up in the excitement of examining a rare, and of course publishable, case that they just believed Billy implicitly despite the possiblity that maybe he’s just a kid from an abusive home who watched 3 Faces of Eve on tv as a kid and was like “hey, I’m gonna do that one day.”

L: Well, I love Debbie Nathan’s book Sybil Exposed and I think her analysis was just brilliant. And, you know, I don’t know the full story of the motivations and so on and I think that was an iatrogenically created case of a multiple.

PF: With Sybil or also in the case of Milligan?

L: I don’t know about Milligan.

PF: We know Sybil but… Eve…

L: What’s that about Eve? I actually met her. We were actually at a conference in London.

PF: Do you believe her case was legitimate?

L: No, not particularly. These people have the symptoms, the question is how did they get that way?

PF: Do you think most cases of DID are iatrogenic?

L: I don’t want to venture there.

PF: Now course the, another question I wanted to get on to is what is your opinion on Dr. Bessel Van Der Kolk’s research?

L: Well he’s a huge promoter of this idea of trauma therapy that there was no evidence for. He was frequently expert testimony on opposing sides of court cases.

PF: Right yeah.

L: And I don’t think there’s any good evidence that the body keeps the score. [The Body Keeps The Score is the title of a best selling book by Dr. Van Der Kolk]

PF: Ah, haha.

L: He’s gotten a lot of mileage out of that meme.

PF: Oh my gosh, wow. Umm, ok, ok, umm, now let’s see, you’ve said, I’m getting ahead of myself here, mentioning Richard McNally, in the Forbes article I was reading it was mentioning Dr. Van Der Kolk and Richard McNally vs Daniel Brown, yourself vs Crook and Dean, Pope vs Kihlstrom and a handful of major players… have the memory wars ended?

L: No.

PF: No?

L: You should look at a paper that’s linked on my UC Irvine website, which is called “Are the Memory Wars Over” published just a few years ago, an extensive survey of professionals and you’ll see there’s still massive controversy over memory scientists and clinical research academics like McNally tend not to believe in it but certain mental health groups still do and that paper lays out the gap and the controversy that still exists.

PF: Right, ok. Now, another question I have is related to, you know, I mentioned the Crook and Dean paper in Ethics and Behavior and I read your rebuttal as well. Now, in the mall study you said the subjects were asked to read what their relatives have told us about each event. Now how does this apply to what a therapist might tell a client and can we generalize from that or is this another case like Vietnam vets vs child abuse… [One of the issues brought up with the mall study in Ethics and Behavior is the fact that therapists could not claim to be present at the time of an event in the client’s past. The mall study to date is only effective in, at best, less than 1/4-1/3 of cases even with trusted family members claiming said event occurred.]

L: That was a study to show that you could plant an entire memory into the mind of an adult about a childhood event that would have been at least mildly traumatic. Since that time all many other investigators have planted all kinds of whole events in the minds of people.

PF: So that was before the formalized model of study, ok.

L: Yeah, that just happened to be the first one. And you know, of course, it used a strong form of suggestion but many other studies have shown that even milder forms of suggestion can lead people to false memories like guided imagination or dream interpretation or some of the other methods that some therapists were using.

PF: I take it you’re an anti-Jungian.

L: I don’t know much about Jung.

PF: I’m not gonna lie, I was interested in, you mentioned folklore earlier, I am a huge fan of folklore and mythology, I love Bettelheim, I really enjoyed Jung’s book on alchemy and some of that may verge on pseudoscience, but I still find it really fascinating.

L: Ok.

PF: But I’m getting off topic again here, I do apologize.

Ok, regarding the Crook and Dean case again, she lodged an ethics complaint saying you misrepresented her lawsuit to the media and then you resigned from the APA. Now was this incidental, were you pressured or was it completely unrelated? [Jennifer Hoult also filed an ethics complaint against Loftus in 1995 for misrepresenting her successful lawsuit in The Skeptical Inquirer]

L: Well first of all, what she… I made a couple of remarks to a journalist about a case that I worked on and she recognized herself in one detail in the case. She sued…

PF: Wait, is she Jane Doe? [Loftus’ Jane Doe case study with Melvin Guyer resulted in the Taus v. Loftus lawsuit which was settled in Taus’ favor]

L: No this is not Jane Doe.

PF: Ok, because I know there was a big deal about a Jane Doe and…

L: That’s different. That came later.

PF: Ok sorry for the confusion and thank you for setting me straight. Speaking of the Jane Doe case, can you tell me a little about that because initially she was working with you… I’m so sorry, please finish.

L: So anyhow. She complained about an anonymous reference I made.

PF: Ok.

L: To a journalist who was writing an article for Psychology Today magazine and she, and that started this long, obsession that she developed about me where she just, you know, uh, just emerged over and over to the point where I felt like I was being stalked. [Crook learned from Loftus’ deposition that Loftus dropped the first 6 mall study subjects which was the impetus for her academic rebuttal of the study from an ethical standpoint. Apart from a few scholarly papers that take issue with ethical and other issues with Loftus’ research there is no evidence of “stalking.”]

L: Ah, so you feel she’s held a grudge since that initial lawsuit.

PF: Oh absolutely.

L: She claims she filed an ethical complaint but APA never confirmed or denied it and I resigned from APA at about that same time but it had nothing to do with her complaint. [This claim is disputed in the Hoffman Report, claiming that Loftus was given forewarning by the APA]

PF: Wow, I did not know that about the, so there’s no corroboration to your knowledge of an actual ethics complaint being lodged.

L: Exactly.

PF: I can’t even remember where I read that, I will have to check. My notes are all out of whack right now. This is week two of research so I haven’t even begun to put things in stacks yet. Ok, now, so in an email you referred to her as “dangerous and deceptive” do you feel that there’s genuine malice in her crusade against you.

L: Oh heck yeah, I do.

PF: Yeah? So it’s personal in your opinion.

L: Yeah.

PF: Ok. Now um, are you familiar with Professor Ross Cheit at Brown University who wrote the book The Witch Hunt Narrative.

L: He pronounces it CHITE

PF: Cheit! Oh my gosh, Oh the curse of the autodidact I can never pronounce anything right. Now have you read the Witch Hunt Narrative and what do you think?

L: Uh, I just think it’s an exaggeration but its mostly about the child cases where the kids are still kids. You should talk to Steve Ceci and Maggy Bruck because they are the main target of his attack in that book.

PF: And how do you spell Ceci?

L: C E C I , he’s at Cornell.

PF: And Maggy Bruck. Thank you so much.

L: Steve Ceci.

PF: Now when I was reading that book, I will give him great credit that, to his credit he points out a lot of the issues with the interviews. A lot of those interviews they were absolutely like the children were led, but at the same time I do somewhat agree that once this idea that “oh well the children are being led” do you think it’s possible that that led to some child abuse victims who were legitimate not being believed once that idea had been popularized?

L: I don’t know, I think Debbie Nathan would be another good person for you to talk to if you can about because she covered those kinds of cases so thoroughly. She’s written extensively.

PF: Well I emailed her and she gave me full permission to quote but basically said as far as the memory wars project that wasn’t her forte.

L: She didn’t want to talk about it. She’s busy I guess.

PF: Now, let’s see, here’s a two parter and this one’s a little more hardball. Now there were some ethical issues that have been lodged against some of the scientists who were involved in the false memory syndrome foundation. I’m talking about Dr. Louis West particularly and some others who were involved in the CIA’s MK-Ultra. Now to invoke the trolley dilemma thought experiment, do the ends justify the means if the suffering of a single person or a small group of people result in the amelioration of the pain of millions. That’s more of an ethics question but…

L: Yeah, well that’s an ethical question, I’m a memory person. People are going to resolve that depending on their, you know, morality and ethical feelings but I don’t want to venture outside of my expertise.

PF: Ok that’s fine, now were you aware of MK Ultra and their research at the time you were on the board with them.

L: I, I think that… I did read this bizarre speech by Cory Hammond, but I don’t know about that. That’s not anything I ever was involved in.

PF: I stick to stuff like the Church Committee hearings, uh, (laughing) a lot more, I think Cory Hammond, that’s the guy who I’ve read some of his stuff too, something about different colors and beta kitten mind control slaves and mk monarch programming and I’ve read the FOIA documents ok, I’ve got no doubt that MK Ultra exists. You know Bill Clinton apologized for the Canadian experiments that Dr. Cameron did but a lot of what Hammond spoke about there’s zero evidence for most of his claims so yeah. Now and here’s another tough one, I’m sure you weren’t aware at the time, but what are your thoughts on the Ralph Underwager Paidika scandal where he made that regrettable quote regarding pedophilia and are…

L: I don’t… I, I, he made some regrettable quote, but I didn’t really follow it that closely.

PF: It, it was like, you talk about Hammond it was equally, equally, nuts “I believe it is God’s will that there be closeness and intimacy and unity of flesh beyond people and pedophiles can… (Loftus: over the quote: “yeah he probably regretted saying that). You know what blows my mind is that, you know, the foundation said denounce what you say, say you were wrong and he refused to he said there’s no scientific evidence to bear that child abuse is harmful and so he was asked to step down. Do you think that his involvement could have cast any kind of a pall on the organization and its work?

L: I don’t have an opinion about that, but the board or whoever decided it would be better that he not be in a prominent position for them to be able to achieve the goals and mission then that’s their decision.

PF: And yes, definitely, it would have been a PR nightmare to keep him on after that. Umm, now uh, Dr. Martin Orne, he uh, very much to be commended exposed serial killer Kenneth Bianchi, who was also malingering attempting to use DID as a defense for unspeakable crimes. Do you know anything about his, one of his mentors he cites, Dr. G.H. Estabrooks. [Estabrooks wanted to induce alter personalities via trauma in order for the purposes of espionage, his work was influential to MK-Ultra]

L: No.

PF: Yeah, ok, never mind then. I was going to see if you knew anything about that. Estabrooks actually was charged with the military to attempt to use trauma to create alternate personalities as for whether that went anywhere there’s no, uh, there’s no way of knowing. And now what would you say to people like Mike Stanton who claimed in the Columbia Journalism Review that the False Memory Syndrome Foundation was a “PR machine?” What’s your rebuttal to that?

L: (pause for a few seconds) Well, I don’t even know what that means. It was a group of people who were very concerned with a problem in society that they were seeing and they sought to try to do something about it.

PF: I think his, the gist was, the effectiveness in marshalling both the media, and the courts and in some cases didn’t some of the work that the foundation do influence not only the number of litigations against parents but once therapists started getting sued changed the way what you referred to as “recovered memory therapy” was done. I guess in a way you could definitely say that the foundation was a lobby even though it was probably more of a think tank.

L: I don’t know, you, I mean it it’s people who, uh, I mean, would you say that people who, who… are concerned um, uh about pancreatic cancer and form a foundation to try to deal with it, and support research and educate people that they’re a lobby?

PF: Uh, yeah. I personally would…

L: Well maybe you have a broad definition of lobby that has a kind of connotation about it…

PF: Ah, I understand, I understand, maybe lobby is the wrong word.

L: That’s why I, I, just would not like to use that word. A group of people, of families who were devastated and professionals who were concerned on their behalf to come together to try to work on a societal problem.

PF: Well that’s a great answer. What are your thoughts on, I call it the strange bedfellows effect. The odd alliances that sprung up. Who ever would have guessed that Gloria Steinem and Pat Robertson would be working side by side uh, during the satanic panic era to discredit FSMF

L: …to promote satanic ritual abuse and put it on the cover of Ms. Magazine but that was an unpleasant moment in this whole, you know, saga.

PF: Ok, and uh, now you have represented some incredibly controversial figures. Ted Bundy, Jerry Sandusky, Harvey Weinstein… would you say that your work on the defense was it more in the service of science rather than simply to defend these people or did you honestly believe that they might be innocent.

L: Well first of all Ted Bundy, he was accused of aggravated kidnapping in 1976 no one knew even who Ted Bundy was then. All he was was a first year law student at the university of Utah law school who was accused of trying to kidnap a woman out of a shopping mall parking lot in broad daylight.

PF: And a member of the Young Republicans of course.

L: I didn’t know he was.

PF: No he was a member of the Young Republicans specifically.

L: And there were issues about that identification, was made like 9 months later under some questionable circumstances and I talked about, you know, eyewitness identification and what we know about it.

PF: So you didn’t necessarily feel that they were innocent uhhhh…

L: Oh no, I don’t decide somebody’s is innocent or guilty.

PF: Right and in America that’s how things work everyone has a right to the best defense possible.

L: Well we are innocent until proven guilty under this wonderful system of ours and even very unpopular people have right to a defense.

PF: Yes, yes, that’s the rule of law and when we break down the rule of law because x,y,z group are unpopular then that’s a very dangerous slippery slope I would definitely personally agree.

L: Exactly.

PF: Now speaking of controversial figures, were you at all acquainted with the Eberles who also were involved in the foundation.

L: I don’t even remember them being involved in the foundation. Weren’t they… They wrote a book about…

PF: The Politics of Child Abuse yeah.

L: I don’t remember them being on the advisory board.

PF: Oh no no no, I don’t believe they were on the scientific advisory board at all and in fact may have been more like Debbie Nathan where they extensively used quotes and attended some of their meetings and, organizational meetings and things…

L: I don’t know that I ever met them.

PF: Ok, I was going to ask if you thought they were being railroaded by the LAPD who apparently…

L: Oh no, I don’t know anything about that.

PF: This is something I kind of went over already. Dr. Pamela Freyd on PBS, I think it was Frontline, said part of the reason for the foundation was because everyone has a right to defend himself or herself and have those accusations examined. And I will happily concede that there are certainly multiple cases where with the aid of hypnosis or other you’ve mentioned that memories can be implanted. Do you feel there could be a conflict of interest though, considering that some of the scientists, Dr. West was working with MK Ultra, one of their objectives was learning how to implant memories, do you think there was any possible conflict of interest.

L: I, I… (pause) I, uh, the scientific and professional advisory board, a number of people who have different, completely different expertise that they bring to (clears throat) thinking about this problem.

PF: Did you know Dr. West personally?

L: I don’t, I’m not sure if ever met him.

PF: I find him an incredibly fascinating figure. I can’t agree with all he did. I appreciate his work against Scientology, some of the things that are on the record in the Church Committee hearings are unconscionable of course, but I still uh, as far as science for science’s sake, I don’t believe he was an evil person per se, I do find him incredibly fascinating. Now in an interview a couple years ago, Dr. Pamela Freyd was asked if she thought that the foundation had achieved its goals and she said something along the lines of how the, she thought that it had basically done its work and they could quote slowly disappear. Do you agree with Dr. Freyd there? Is the work done?

L: I wish they were still around because they were a fantastic resource for these desperate, grieving family members and they helped so many people giving them advice, directing them to good therapists or directing them to good lawyers or directing them to other family members who could give them comfort and understanding. So there’s a gap because there’s still people who need those resources and the foundation isn’t there to provide it anymore. Except for the website that they maintain. Especially the archive of its newsletters which I think would be very handy for you.

PF: Oh yes, thanks so much and by the way, thanks for so many extra leads. So, it’s the fact that the Freyds are no longer available to lead the organization that you attribute its closing last December then?

L: I think they’re retired now and somebody’s got to want to put the time and ,yaknow, energy to keep it going. And this is the solution after however many decades.

PF: Ok, awesome. Now…

L: Twenty five years or whatever.

PF: 27, yeah.

L: Oh, 27.

PF: Have you seen, I’ve been reading, I’ve been interested in the memory wars situation for years and in the past few weeks I’ve been kind of intensively into research and I’ve been trying to be as objective as possible and looking into both sides and getting as much information from both camps. And I watched Mary Knight’s documentary that actually featured an interview with you. Did you see that interview?

L: That was awful.

PF: Oh no, yeah? So you were not a fan of the documentary.

L: No it was sort of ridiculous, I don’t know why she had this camera on me with this side view the whole time, and uh it was very, I felt very sort of misled. And sorry I cooperated.

PF: Do you feel you were misrepresented?

L: No, just misled. I don’t know. I thought she would be more open minded.

PF: So there wasn’t any selective editing or anything like that.

L: Well probably, it was completely edited.

PF: Well of course, but ok, what I meant was edited to cut out anything specifically to make you look good and her look bad.

L: I well, anyhow, it’s been a while since I saw it so I don’t remember it and its certainly a very long time since I talked to her so I can’t tell you what was cut out and whatever but it certainly was not the whole interview.

PF: Another person who was in the interview that, by the way, you were able to keep your cool and calm unlike Eleanor Goldstein. Oh my goodness. She seemed to blow up in the interview a bit. What are your thoughts on Goldstein and her books on false memory syndrome.

L: I understand that Goldstein was, you know, one of those devastated family members and if they have a kind of anger about what happens in their family you almost can’t blame them.

PF: I get that, I just can’t gibe with, the one quote she made, that it’s even in the trailer, it gave me goosebumps when she basically said sexual touch in regards to children is not the horror of horrors that it’s made to be and children need to be responsible at some point which smacks of victim blaming to me. I can understand being upset if she was falsely accused, I know her daughter says she was a victim of abuse, so I can understand the anger I can not however understand saying oh child abuse is not that bad, handwaving it away and saying don’t hold a grudge.

L: You’re going to have to talk to her about that whether it was a very unfortunate…

PF: That would be good to know. I tried to send her an email but couldn’t find her contact information if you have her contact info…

L: I think Pam Freyd would know how to reach her.

PF: Oh my gosh, if you could get me in touch with Dr. Freyd that would be so amazing.

L: Well when you email me, I can send you Pam Freyd’s email but we’ll have to wrap this up I have an event tonight, I budgeted an hour for this and it’s already an hour.

PF: Yes ma’am. One last question then, at this point would you consider false memory syndrome “settled science” as the popularized phrase goes.

L: Well, I don’t use the false memory syndrome, I study false memories.

PF: Aha so that’s another misrepresentation.

L: False memory syndrome is the name of an organization or its a condition that John Kihlstrom defined at some point, but I don’t think you need the expression. People can develop false memories and I know a great deal about how that happens.

PF: Well it’s been excellent speaking with you and I apologize for my nervousness and taking up so much time…

L: You know those archived newsletters will give you all kinds of ideas because as they cover people’s speeches, people’s articles and so on, for other people that you might want to interview.

PF: Thank you so much Dr. Loftus, you have an excellent rest of the day good luck in your event later and hopefully we can keep in touch.

Loftus: Ok, byebye.



Jimmy Savile: A British Horror Story – What They Left Out w/ William Ramsey

This weekend, I appeared on William Ramsey Investigates to discuss the new docuseries from Netflix, “Jimmy Savile: A British Horror Story.” The two part series is worth a watch to hear his associates hem and haw about how they had no clue as well as for giving survivors of his abuse a chance to share their stories, but not mentioning Savile’s occult interests or friendships with notorious child killers Ian Brady and the Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe were among some glaring omissions.

Had some technical issues unfortunately so I pop in a few minutes late, but apart from that, the conversation was quite enlightening . You can check out more of William Ramsey’s work from his books to his podcast at WilliamRamseyInvestigates.com and all the shows he has done that won’t get him booted from YouTube are available here.

Walking the Wire Podcast Episode 1

B.Z. Douglas and I have finally released our prologue episode of Walking the Wire, our exploration of the influential series that arguably birthed “prestige tv.” This is actually part 2 of our interview. Part 1 we talked about my book Pedogate Primer: the politics of pedophilia and in part 2 we discuss how we met, bonded over shared hassles from lawyers asking us to pull stories and interest in The Wire.

The first four episodes are already recorded and we will be bringing some incredible guests on. Release schedule should be twice a month. I’ll be embedding the videos and or podcast links here as they come out, so stay tuned!


You can also listen to the episode at Anchor FM right here and make sure to follow the podcast for updates. We will be setting up a Patreon and likely a discord server and have some bonus materials for patrons if you’re interested will update when more info is available.

Also, don’t forget to join us for the live Q&A session with me that will be at the link below.

B.Z. Listening Podcast Part I: Pedogate Primer Interview

I talked with indie journalist B.Z. Douglas recently for a two part interview. In part one we talk about my book Pedogate Primer: the politics of pedophilia which can be purchased at major booksellers such as Amazon, Walmart, Target, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million and a handful of shops (multiple in some countries) in Australia, Norway, UK, Poland, Holland, Sweden, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Taiwan and elsewhere. I personally recommend supporting independent booksellers like Powell’s, Skylight Books or Trident’s Book Cafe. if you plan to buy it. As always if you can’t afford a copy, drop me a line at kafkaguy at gmail.com or via the contact form (if you don’t get an answer through the contact form try again with the email to be safe).

We had initially met through a mutual on Twitter who knew we were both dealing with harassment from lawyers with very vague and toothless threats trying to get us to pull factual reporting.

Right down to “false memory syndrome,” real estate fraud, corrupt officers of the court, prosecutorial misconduct, conflicts of interest and other points from each of our stories kept lining up as we became acquainted on a zoom call that morphed into the idea to collaborate on the upcoming Walking the Wire podcast. Speaking of, we have been doing aftershows via Streamyard and Twitter Spaces, our second was recently released online and can be found here.



I’ll be doing a Q/A session for B.Z.’s patreon supporters, Patreon supporters are also eligible for a free digital copy of my book as well (as always reviews always appreciated as they really help). You can also watch the above video at the B.Z. Douglas YouTube channel.

We’ll also continue doing “aftershows” at the @walkingwirepod account to discuss more about our cases as they relate to The Wire via Streamyard and Twitter spaces. Call in guests are welcome, you can see our second aftershow (first recorded) below.

Look for part 2 of this interview in a couple days. This Friday at 9pm EST B.Z. will be hosting me for a livestream Q&A.

If you’re a Patreon supporter, a PDF copy of my book is available for you at https://www.patreon.com/bzdouglas

FOOTNOTES:

Kai The Hitchhiker Uncovers Potential Pedophile Ring & Cover Up In New Jersey

Caleb McGillvary, better known to the world as Kai the Hitchhiker has clued me in to decades of judiciary corruption and media cover up related to several cases involving prosecutors, judges, state legislators and other prominent persons receiving slaps on the wrist for sex crimes related to children… over a period of over 30 years.

I mentioned the Cleveland Street Scandal in my first article about Kai’s situation in the Inquisitr back in 2017. The Cleveland Street Scandal which embroiled Oscar Wilde, in which at Wilde’s indecency trial the prosecutor, judge and others were shown decades later to have been involved in a child trafficking ring that catered to the well-to-do elites and may have extended as far as Prince Albert himself.

The Cleveland Street Scandal is mentioned in chapter one of my book Pedogate Primer: the politics of pedophilia. There is also a chapter on the 7th floor group ambassadorial sex crimes cover-up and Operation Flicker which exposed multiple people distributing and downloading child pornography on Department of Defense networks. Including people with top security clearance at the NSA and elsewhere.

This issue came up occasionally in the news off and on since Hillary Clinton’s stint as Secretary of State under Barack Obama. Even a bill was written, the SEND Network Abuse act of 2019, a bipartisan bill. The End National Defense (END)Network Abuse Act was a bipartisan bill. Introduced to the Senate in 2019, it was then referred to the Committee on Armed Services. There was scant mention of it in the press between July and December 2019 and no actions to report since then.

By the way, if you’d like to sign Kai’s petition at Change.org to have state employees screened you can sign here. Also if you’d like to support Kai’s legal fundraising effort, you can do so here. If you’d like to keep up with what’s going on apart from keeping an eye on the “Kai the Hitchhiker” tag at this site, you can check out the Kai the Hitchhiker blog regularly updated at Facebook.

KAI: I found some extremely disturbing news.
Joseph Galfy and his brother James weren’t the only ones in the Union County Legal Community preying on the innocent.
When head prosecutor Theodore Romankow said he was “in the same circles” as the Galfy’s;
He was apparently talking about a sex predator ring that goes back DECADES.
You may be wondering why I haven’t brought this up before now.
The fact is, I wasn’t able to find out until recently.
For years, in Union County Jail, I was never allowed to access a law library computer. I had to put in a request form, and an employee of the jail would decide what, if anything, I would receive.
After arriving at New Jersey State Prison, I spent over 2 years perfecting my appeals; so that I’m now ready to bring my case before a federal judge.
I recently got 4 free hours at the law library, after all my work was done. I decided to use the opportunity to answer the burning question:
“How many more Galfys ARE there in New Jersey?”
I tried looking up criminal cases, but those sneaky creeps hide the proceedings. Then I had a “Eureka!” moment.
I checked the Bar Disciplinary Proceedings.
I was like, “Holy Shit.”
First of all, I found “In Re Legato 229 NJ 173 (2017)”; a case involving 3 lawyers from those “circles”; who were each caught masturbating in front of kids from 9-12 years old… and attempting to lure them into secluded areas. In that case, the New Jersey Supreme Court held, verbatim:
“The Court refrains from establishing a bright-line rule requiring disbarment in all cases involving sexual offenses against children.” Legato 229 NJ at 182
The Court then admitted that, up until recently, they didn’t really care about lawyers sexually abusing children:
“In the fifteen years since Ferriaolo, we have recognized changing societal attitudes towards child sexual offenders.” Legato 229 NJ at 186
There were DOZENS more cases like that.
There were AT LEAST dozens more Galfys.
And these are just the ones with so much evidence; and so many witnesses; that they COULDNT cover it up.
(remember how hard they worked to cover up the Galfy in my case: destroyed evidence, perjured cops and judges, witness tampering, shifted burden of proof, etc, etc)
These are just the tip of the iceberg: we’ll never know how many they covered up. The Newspapers wouldn’t even report any but ONE of THESE ones!
Don’t just take my word for it; use Google Scholar or Leagle to look up these cases for your own self:

And I did just that. Below you will see Kai’s notes interspersed with the Disciplinary Review Board write-ups. Several for some of these folks and as I said, these are no small potatoes. Judges whose crimes are covered up in the media and then able to get their son’s sex crimes covered up as well. (No sex offender registry records either). Prosecutors, state legislators, the list goes on.

And so there’s no confusion about what Kai claimed, I added relevant portions from the DRB records that relate to this stream of sex offenders and pedophiles in New Jersey getting their crimes covered up in the media, slap on the wrist in the court room and a few months suspension. Of the first 7 here (of 18 so far) only one got jail time that I could see. Was seeing up to 30, sentenced to 5 years. Did 12 months.

It’s not a smoking gun regarding outright media blackout, but like with the Jeffrey Epstein case or Ed Buck, powerful people with connections get stories quelled all the time. Peter Nygard will be in a courtroom soon, but for years he had stories about his trafficking ring suppressed. If Joseph Galfy, the man Kai alleges drugged and raped him, a lawyer and brother of a former sheriff who was inexplicably in the active crime scene unattended around the time that the mugs and glasses Kai said were drugged were run through a dishwasher, but then later drug tested anyway?

I’ve wondered for a while why no reporters apart from myself seem to have been interested enough to look into the discovery documents, crime scene photos and other evidence that bears out Kai’s claims. Whether its a media blackout to keep Kai in prison so he can’t move forward with his civil suit for the 4+ years he spent in solitary in Union County (New Jersey’s 20th district, which, incidentally shows up several times in the following case studies.

Again, like Kai told me though, don’t take my word for it. The links are below and the lengthy portions under each case are direct quotes from the caselaw text or DRBs. Except for one case, none of these many stories of corruption, crimes against children and a system that slaps them on the wrist and sets them on the way presents itself time and again.

1.) Collins v Union County Jail 291 NJ Super 318 (Law Div 1995)
KAI: Union County Jail Officer Gayland Robinson repeatedly forcibly anally raped inmate Jessie Collins. Robinson never went to jail for it. The newspapers never reported it.
https://casetext.com/case/collins-v-union-county-jail-3
I checked Kai’s claim, thought he was wrong when I saw a news story from the New York Times, the article however is just explaining how it was determined the raped inmate had no civil recourse because the PTSD and psychological scars weren’t physical and thus no compensation was deemed worthy.
https://www.nytimes.com/1997/07/16/nyregion/jail-rape-victim-can-sue.html
2.) In Re Cohen 204 NJ 588 (2011)
KAI: NJ Assemblyman Neil M. Cohen was caught distributing child porn from his office at THE NJ STATE LEGISLATURE. His receptionist found some printouts in his desk and alerted the press, so for once there was coverage.

The facts of this case are undisputed. In July 2008, printouts of pornographic images, some of which depicted young female victims, were found in a receptionist’s desk drawer at the district office of New Jersey’s Twentieth Legislative District. At the time, respondent was an assemblyman representing the Twentieth District. The discovery led to an investigation by the New Jersey State Police, which revealed that this was not the first time pornography was encountered at the office; staff had previously discovered sexually explicit images in the office during morning work hours or following a weekend. As a result, the Office of Legislative Services required passwords on the computers.

When confronted, respondent admitted to the State Police that he had visited pornographic sites and printed the sexually explicit pictures. He acknowledged that the sites he viewed and the printed images contained both adult and child pornography. He explained that he had accessed the receptionist’s state-issued computer with a password that he instructed another member of his staff to obtain. Interviews also revealed that staff members observed respondent viewing pornography on the receptionist’s computer on prior occasions.

In total, the police recovered thirty-four images of child pornography that respondent accessed on computers at the district office and at respondent’s law office. The images retrieved from respondent’s law office depicted nineteen girls under sixteen years old.

In some circumstances, we have disbarred attorneys involved with child pornography, rather than imposing a lengthy suspension. Disbarment is the most severe punishment, reserved for circumstances in which “the misconduct of [the] attorney is so immoral, venal, corrupt or criminal as to destroy totally any vestige of confidence that the individual could ever again practice in conformity with the standards of the profession.” In re Templeton, 99 N.J. 365, 376, 492 A.2d 1001 (1985).

For example, we concluded that disbarment was an appropriate discipline for an attorney who had been actively viewing child pornography for ten years, had in his possession the equivalent of 753 images of child pornography, and had traded these images with other persons. In re Burak, 208 N.J. 484 (2012). We found particularly unsettling the fact that several of the images portrayed children engaged in “sadistic or masochistic conduct or other depictions of violence,” such as bondage. The respondent in Burak pleaded guilty to one count of possession of child pornography, in violation of 18 U.S.C.A. § 2252A(a)(5)(B) and (b)(2), and was subsequently sentenced to more than eight years in prison. We also took into account that the attorney had been indicted for criminal sexual contact with a minor female relative during the time that the FBI was investigating his child pornography activities.

Similarly, we disbarred an attorney after he pleaded guilty in the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to felony possession of child pornography, a violation of 18 U.S.C .A. § 2252A(a)(5)(B). In re Sosnowski, 197 N.J. 23, 961 A.2d 697 (2008). The attorney admitted to possessing sixty-seven images of child pornography and eight sexually explicit video files of children engaging in sexual acts and exposing their genitals. In addition, the attorney had placed hidden cameras in a child’s bathroom and bedroom. He was sentenced to thirty-seven months in prison, with five years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100 assessment.

More generally, attorneys who have been convicted of offenses involving the physical sexual assault of children have typically been disbarred by this Court. In re Wright, 152 N.J. 35, 35, 702 A.2d 830 (1997) (disbarring attorney convicted of aggravated criminal sexual assault for digitally penetrating his minor daughter’s vaginal area); In re “X”, 120 N.J. 459, 464–65, 577 A.2d 139 (1990) (disbarring lawyer who sexually assaulted his three daughters over an eight-year period); cf. In re Herman, 108 N.J. 66, 67, 527 A.2d 868 (1987) (suspending attorney for three years for purposely touching the buttocks of a ten-year-old boy, a second-degree sexual assault).

Most recently, we disbarred an attorney who pleaded guilty to third-degree endangering the welfare of a child, in violation of N .J.S.A. 2C:24–4(a). In re Frye, 217 N.J. 438 (2014). There, the respondent admitted to improperly touching a nine-year-old child in 1999, with the intent to “impair or debauch the morals of the child.” Respondent was sentenced to five years’ non-custodial probation, community supervision for life, and was prohibited from having contact with the victim. In September 2003, the respondent was found guilty of violating his probation by failing to report to his probation officer on six dates and failing to attend sex therapy. On September 19, 2003, he was sentenced to continued probation. We based his disbarment sanction on the crimes themselves and respondent’s failure to notify the OAE of his conviction for more than fifteen years, during which he continued to practice law with impunity.

In the case at hand, after analyzing and weighing the circumstances of respondent’s criminal offense, as well as respondent’s alleged mental illness, his own experience being sexually abused as a child, and his cooperation in seeking treatment and his progress thus far, we have determined to impose, for the first time, discipline not formerly used. We hold that respondent shall serve an indeterminate period of suspension, pursuant to Rule 1:20–15A(a)(2). This form of discipline is a step short of disbarment and is the most severe suspension that can be imposed on an attorney.

Imposition of the indeterminate suspension in this case places all attorneys on notice of the consequences that may follow sexually-related offenses. Respondent may not seek reinstatement for five years from the date of his temporary suspension. In addition, he must establish his fitness to practice law prior to being readmitted to the practice of law in New Jersey. Proof of fitness will be subject to vigorous review.
https://caselaw.findlaw.com/nj-supreme-court/1681590.html

Deputy Majority Leader of NJ Assembly 2002 – resignation, Dep Minority Leader from 96-01, Minority Whip from 94-95.
http://www.northjersey.com/news/Lawmaker_investigated_for_child_porn_sources_say.html
(error 404 from Wikipedia link)
https://www.nj.com/news/2008/07/assemblyman_neil_cohen_investi.html
(updated 2019) “Union County Assemblyman two of the sources said a legislative staffer initially discovered the images, then notified Lesniak and Cryan. Cohen could not be reached for comment” “under psychiatric care”
“Cohen, 57, is in his 17th year in the Assembly, having served from 1990 to 1991 and continuously since 1994. He chairs the Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee and is one of seven deputy speakers. He also is a long-time member of the Legislature’s Joint Committee on Ethical Standards.”
He had a law practice in Montclair with Sen. Nia Gill (D-Essex) at this point the article from NJ.com turns into an odd sort of hagiography, whitewashing this serial pedophile.

“Among the more than 100 laws Cohen has sponsored is one that created a 24-hour hotline for members of the public to report computer crimes, including child pornography. He also co-sponsored a law that retroactively removed immunity from churches, schools and other charities that negligently hire employees who sexually abuse children.

“He also supported measures to support stem cell research, provide health insurance for mammograms, restrict strip searches and expand eligibility for the Pharmaceutical Assistance for the Aged and Disabled program. […] one of the leaders last year of the effort to save the life of Congo, a German Shepherd condemned as a vicious dog after mauling a landscaper.”
His staff seem to have liked him anyway (apart from the receptionist who found the child abuse images in her desk, unless she was one of the ones who just got tired of it having apparently happened multiple times even there at the office).
“Let me just give you one statement. This is how I feel. I have nothing but respect for Neil. I have no comment on any of the accusations,” said Gleshia Givens, his chief of staff.
He did 1 yr, 2 months of a 5 year sentence (Nov 4, 2010 to Jan 4, 2012) that’s for multiple counts of possession and distribution of CSAM of very young children. Could have faced 30, sentenced to 5. Just one year and two months. I have to wonder if this case resulting in, albeit minimal incarceration is due to the fact it is the sole exception to the apparent media blackout that went on for over 30 years in New Jersey often right in Union County, New Jersey where Joseph Galfy allegedlly drugged and raped Kai. Seeing as he died when, as per New Jersey law, Kai fought him off in a drugged stupor. He didn’t even realize that he was dead until being questioned, as evidenced by an odd sigh of relief when he hears that the attorney, friend of the judge and public defender and prosecutor alike, was dead.

https://www.nj.gov/oag/newsreleases09/pr20090709a.html
In a plea agreement, the state dropped the official misconduct charge and three of four child pornography counts, and on April 12, 2010, Cohen pleaded guilty to the charge of endangering the welfare of a child by distributing child pornography. Facing 30, sentenced to 5, did 14 months.
only result in google news search for “neil m. cohen” https://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/30/nyregion/30journal.html
missing sites from wikipedia related to sex crimes

3.) In Re Haldusiewicz 185 NJ 278 (2005)
KAI: Deputy NJ Attorney General Joseph J. Haldusiewicz was caught with 996 images of small child porn ON HIS PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE COMPUTER. He got his wrist slapped with a 6 month suspension; then went right back to practicing law. The Newspapers never reported it.

should be suspended from the practice of law for a period of six months based on his plea of guilty in Superior Court to violation of N.J.S.A 2C:24-4(b)(5)(b) (fourth-degree endangering the welfare of a child), conduct in violation of RPC 8.4(b) (criminal act that reflects adversely on honesty, trustworthiness or fitness as a lawyer);
https://cite.case.law/nj/185/278/
no results in google news search for Joseph Haldusiewicz,

Christmas 2016 Obituary:
“He passed away Dec. 13. Joseph was a career attorney and served as New Jersey Deputy Attorney General under Governor Christine Todd Whitman.”
https://hudsonreporter.com/2016/12/25/haldusiewicz-joseph/

Of these 77 websites, at least 10 contained child pornography.

http://noethics.net/News/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2554:attorney-joseph-j-haldusiewicz-of-newark-nj-convicted-pervert-&catid=184:attorney-pervs&Itemid=101
No news sites covered these, but the judicial watchdog blog No Ethics covered at least a few, I noted:

“A forensic examination of Joe’s desktop computer found a total of 996 images of child pornography. The examination also observed numerous homosexual and adult pornographic images. The examiner concluded that because of the volume of suspected child pornography found, that much more would be discovered if the examination continued.

6 mo. suspension of law degree, Judge Harold W. Fullilove of the Superior Court criminally punished Joey by presenting him with three years of probation and a $1500 fine. The real punishment in Joey’s opinion was Fullilove’s order that he was prohibited from having any unsupervised contact with children under the age of sixteen.”

Yet another case where it was literally done on office time on state of New Jersey computers:

“Mr. Haldusiewicz was using the shared computer when a BPU employee walked into the office. The defendant appeared ’pale and surprised’ and immediately shut down the computer with the power button instead of doing a proper shutdown.

On July 18, 2003, Judge Fullilove sentenced respondent to a three-year term of probation.
$1,500 and total costs of The court also imposed a fine of $157, and further ordered that
respondent have no unsupervised contact with children under the age of sixteen. Respondent was also directed to continue psychological treatment.

In New Jersey, attorneys who have pleaded to or been found guilty of child pornography offenses have been suspended for periods ranging from six months to two years.”

https://drblookupportal.judiciary.state.nj.us/DocumentHandler.ashx?document_id=1064118
Even the dissenting opinions only dissent saying “maybe suspend their license a few more months:”

We respectfully dissent from the majority’s determination that respondent should receive a six-month suspension for his misconduct. Our disagreement with the majority is two-fold.
First, we do not agree with the majority’s premise that respondent’s illegal conduct was not related to his duties as a public servant. Second, although disciplinary cases are factsensitive and must be decided on a case by case basis, possession, of child pornography is a very serious offense that, absent special circumstances, should be met with a long-term suspension. In our view, the six-month suspension imposed by
the majority is insufficient. In two child-pornography cases decided by the Court in 2003, In re Rosanelli, 176 N.J. 275 (2003) and In re Peck, 177 N.J. 249 (2003), we expressed our opinion that at least a two-year suspension is warranted for this serious crime, which demeans and exploits children.

We are unable to agree with the OAE’s position that discipline should be “enhanced” because of respondent’s (former)’ position as a deputy attorney general. We do not believe we should create two levels of discipline, one for the private bar,
another for state employees, for the same offense. It is true that, in the past, attorneys who held positions .of public trust and were guilty of unethical conduct received enhanced levels of discipline because of their violation of that trust. That,
however, should not be the case here. Respondent’s misconduct had no bearing on his work as a deputy attorney general. […] Although respondent’s misconduct occurred in his workplace, it did not ’ Rb refers to respondent’s brief to us. involve his duties as a public servant. We find it unnecessary and unfair to increase the level ~f discipline for respondent simply because he was a state employee.

4.) In Re Rosanelli 176 NJ 275 (2003)
https://drblookupportal.judiciary.state.nj.us/DocumentHandler.ashx?document_id=1026590
It arises out of respondent’s failure to file an affidavit of compliance with R~ 1:20-20, following his November 2009 temporary suspension and his September 2010 three-month suspension, both of which remain in effect.

In June 2003, respondent was suspended for six months as a result of his conviction of fourth degree endangering the welfare of a child. In re Rosanelli, 176 N.J. 275 (2003). The criminal charge was the result of respondent’s having downloaded twenty-three pictures of children engaged in various sexual acts. On March 26, 2004, he was reinstated to the practice of law. In re Rosanelli, 179 N.J. 289 (2004). On October 23, 2009, respondent was temporarily suspended, effective November 23, 2009, until he satisfied an award of a district fee arbitration committee and paid a $500 sanction to the Disciplinary Oversight Committee. In re Rosanelli, 200 N.J. 439 (2009). On September 22, 2010, in a default matter, the Supreme Court imposed a three-month suspension on respondent for gross
11/12/2012
https://casetext.com/case/in-the-matter-of-donald-s-rosanelli

At first I checked and looked like he was currently listed at https://lawyers.findlaw.com/profile/view/2792834_1 with practice located at 56 Park Place, Newark, NJ. A number was also listed and at the DandB.com business directory listed it was founded 1981, with $95k/annual, 1 employee (he had a solo practice).
https://www.dandb.com/businessdirectory/rosanellidonaldsattorneyatlaw-newark-nj-22107585.html
Died 2015, (“Donald S. Rosanelli, Esquire”)

https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/washingtonpost/name/donald-rosanelli-obituary?id=6059897
Obviously no mention of pedophilia or crimes against children or his long delinquency from the bar for multiple violations:

“Don was involved in various non-profit organizations and causes dedicated to the environment and national policy.”
Community activism is a thread I see multiple times. Especially concerning when one of the crimes against children, victims were groomed and targeted when the wrist-slapped child molester was a “volunteer” coach for a charity league.

https://www.leagle.com/decision/2004967845a2d1221963

Ordered restored to law practice also ordered to pay administrative and other costs to disciplinary review board.

ORDERED that respondent shall not be reinstated to the practice of law unless and until he satisfies the fee arbitration. award and sanction as Ordered by this Court on October 23, 2009, and September 22, 2010, and it is further
Donald S Rosanelli, same child porn charge as Haldusiewicz, same 6 month suspension, same practicing law. No Newspapers. (no results in google news for “donald s. rosanelli” or “donald rosanelli”
5.) In Re Armour 192 NJ 218 (2006)
https://www.casemine.com/judgement/us/59146f8eadd7b0493434c23c

KAI: 6 mo. suspension, cited in Neil M. Cohen
Frank L Armour, same as Haldusiewicz and Rosanelli, child porn, 6 months, back to practicing law. No Newspapers.
[At this point, you’re probably realizing their kiddie porn ring has newspaper editors in their pocket. But wait ’til you hear the next one…]
7.) In Re Ruddy 130 NJ 85 (1992)
KAI: Jeffrey P Ruddy sexually assaulted SEVERAL prepubescent boys, but was only suspended from practicing law for 2 years. No Newspapers covered this.
[NO GODDAM MOTHERFUCKING NEWSPAPERS COVERED THIS]

In Re Ruddy 130 NJ 85 (1992)
(Also cited in In re Witherspoon, 203 N.J. 343, 3 A.3d 496 (2010):
Witherspoon-The charges included in the three-count complaint can be summarized briefly. Count One charged respondent David Witherspoon with sexual harassment, sexual discrimination and conflicts of interest, in violation of RPC 1.7(a)(2), RPC 4.4, RPC 8.4(d), and RPC 8.4(g). Count Two charged respondent with practicing law while ineligible based on respondent’s failure to pay the required annual assessment to the Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection, in violation of RPC 5.5(a)(1) and RPC 8.4(d). Count Three charged respondent with recordkeeping violations comprised of failing to maintain fully descriptive client ledgers, failing to conduct monthly trust account reconciliations and failing to maintain a running balance in the trust account checkbook ledger, all in violation of Rule 1:21-6 and RPC 1.15(d). Respondent admitted that he had practiced for more than a year while ineligible, arguing in mitigation that this was merely due to oversight. He also conceded that he had failed to properly maintain his books and records, offering in mitigation that he *346rarely used the trust account because of the nature of his practice and that no client had been harmed or had even complained about the way in which trust funds were handled. We have, in the past, imposed shorter periods of suspension as the sanction for other types of sexual criminal convictions. See, e.g.

Excerpts from caselaw text of Ruddy is below.

In Re Ruddy 130 NJ 85 (1992)

Disciplinary Review Board docket no. DRB 91-391
https://drblookupportal.judiciary.state.nj.us/DocumentHandler.ashx?document_id=1040686

In June 1987, the Essex County Grand Jury returned a fifteen-count indictment against respondent, charging him with seven counts of second degree sexual assault (N.J.S.A. 2C:!4-2b) and eight counts of the third degree crime of endangering the welfare of a child (N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4). The alleged victims were four pre-teenage boys who knew respondent through his service as a volunteer athletic coach. The fifteenth count of the indictment.

The respondent, over a two-and one half year period, without the consent of the children, touched three of them on their bare buttocks and touched a fourth on both his bare buttocks and penis. The children were visitors in respondent’s home when the offenses occurred and ranged in age between ten and twelve years.

June 28, 1991, sentenced to four concurrent terms… of five years’ probation. That’s right, sentenced to probation and psychotherapy and ordered to have no involvement with youth groups (many of these predators were involved in charitable groups and activism, as I mentioned earlier, likely for reputation laundering in part, as well as access to victims in some cases. That was only ordered “while on probation” in the DRB docket.

It was in Ruddy, I ran across “In re X” which perked my interest. Why don’t we have a name for this lawyer who raped his daughters for years?

In In re X, 120 N.__~J. 459
(1990), the attorney had sexually assaulted his three daughters… for years.

“Pursuant to a plea agreement, respondent pled guilty on September 28, 1988, to three counts of second-degree sexual assault. At the plea hearing, he admitted that he had sexually assaulted his three daughters, one of whom was under the age of thirteen years, and two of whom were between the ages of sixteen and eighteen years at the time of the assaults. He was sentenced on February 22, 1989, to three concurrent terms of five years at the Adult Diagnostic and Treatment Center at Avenel.”

As promised, this is just the tip of the iceberg. There are 11 more names on the list for now, there may be more and Kai and I are both tracking them down as well. Stay tuned for future installments related to this series uncovering what seems to be a possible pedophile ring featuring prominent politicians, judges and prosecutors who are getting slaps on the wrist when people getting beat and raped in Union County Jail are not getting justice.

From Stargate and Scientology to Epstein: Philip Fairbanks On Skeptiko

I recorded interview with Alex Tsakiris from Skeptiko last month. We talk about a lot of topics, including some pretty personal ones. If you’re interested in occultist and rocket engineer Jack Parsons, L. Ron Hubbard, Aleister Crowley, CIA and military remote viewing then this is definitely one to check out!

We talk about cults, my own personal religious beliefs. Like many of my interviews, we start on certain topics but in my trademark style we end up going on several tangents and exploring various rabbitholes.

If you would like to hear more check out other podcasts and radio shows in the  interview section. You can get your copy of Pedogate Primer: the politcs of pedophilia for Kindle and it is free to read instantly with a Kindle Unlimited subscription. You can also pick up the paperback from Amazon, Barnes & NobleTarget and Powell’s Books and a few other shops worldwide including Australia, Taiwan and Poland. The audiobook, narrated by myself, was also released at Audible.com. If you’d like a review copy of the audiobook, contact me through the contact form or email at kafkaguy@gmail.com and I’ll send you a promo code.

BBC To Make Biopic of Jimmy Savile, Prolific Child Predator They Protected for Decades

Jimmy Savile wasn’t just on Top of the Pops, he was top of the world for decades. He was one of the most famous and beloved celebrities in England, close friends with Prince Charles and Andrew, hung out with the Beatles. But of course, after his death, the rumors that had circulated for so long were finally admitted to be so.

one of many photos of Jimmy Savile playfully cavorting with the Fab Four

Up until then, Jimmy Savile’s hundreds of victims often found themselves disbelieved by authorities, staff at the hospitals he visited for “charity” and even sometimes the parents of the children themselves. Steve Coogan, who plays the character of daft news presenter Alan Partridge, will play the part of Savile in “The Reckoning.” But has there really been any reckoning for the BBC itself? They banned Johnny Rotten in the 70s for years just for mentioning that “everybody knew what that cigar muncher was up to.” To profit off of a story they were complicit in seems at the very least tasteless.


Most recently, I saw it reported that some victims will be on set and meet Steve Coogan “in character.” Meeting victims to ensure sensitivity to their stories makes sense, but in character?! Savile is mentioned multiple times in my book Pedogate Primer: the politics of pedophilia.


Pedogate Primer is available in paperback from Amazon, Barnes & NobleTarget and Powell’s Books and a few other shops worldwide including Australia, Taiwan and Poland. The audiobook, narrated by myself, is also for sale at Audible.com. If you’d like a review copy of the audiobook, contact me through the contact form or email at kafkaguy@gmail.com and I’ll send you a promo code. You can also check out several podcasts and radio shows I appeared on to talk about the book in the  interview section.