YouTube Exposed for Allowing Convicted Child Abusers to Continue Post Child Exploitation Videos

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As YouTube cracks down on peaceful channels, censors alternative media, allows child exploitation videos to flourish, and a coalition of 23 child advocacy groups come forward with damning claims citing multiple violations of child protection laws, Google’s behemoth video platform is allowing convicted child abusers to continue posting “exploitation” videos of their own children on the platform.

A couple in Fredrick, Maryland lost custody of two of their children last year after a police investigation revealed they were emotionally and physically abusing their children and posting videos of the abuse to their YouTube channel. After being convicted of child neglect last year — for the videos they uploaded to YouTube — not only was their channel not deleted, but the family is back at it, posting videos of their remaining children in the same fashion.

As WUSA9 reports, the existence of the channels FamilyOFive Gaming and FamilyOFive hosted by convicted child neglecters Michael and Heather Martin is attracting new attention online. It has sparked such an outrage that one discussion thread on Reddit had to be shut down.

While YouTube censors videos of US war crimes, guns, and other videos that peacefully question the establishment narrative, the channel of the convicted child abusers continues to flourish, uploading videos of “pranks” and exploits of the Martins and their remaining three children.

One would think that after losing two of their children for abuse, of which was documented on YouTube, the family would discontinue such practices. However, one would be wrong. What’s more, one would think that after a particular channel’s videos were so horrific that they led to a couple being charged and convicted of child neglect that YouTube would delete it. Again, however, one would be wrong.

In 2017, Michael and Heather Martin received probation in Frederick County, Md. for misdemeanor child neglect after admitting the state had enough evidence to convict them, according to WUSA9.

While there are certainly free speech issues at hand in this case, the fact that YouTube is allowing a couple, who is currently on probation until 2022 for crimes they committed and documented on YouTube’s platform, to continue to post the same type videos is shocking and a kick in the teeth to the channel owners who’ve been censored and deleted for peaceful anti-establishment content.

Canadian video blogger Amanda the Jedi uploaded her opinion on the matter and held back no punches.

“A lot of the same things are happening,” Amanda the Jedi said. “There is still footage of kids freaking out because they are being harassed. Pranks which are more directed toward the adults which is probably the smart way to go. But it’s still just very exploitative.”

“Dude basically runs a Roman Colosseum of child abuse with his own kids as gladiators and gets paid pretty well to do it,” wrote a Reddit user.

On Tuesday, WUSA9 asked the family several questions, to which they released only a single statement in response:

“Our family has worked very hard to heal and reestablish ourselves over the past 18 months. Through a lot of hard work and introspection, we are all doing well, and are happy. YouTube is something we enjoy as a family, and we will continue to do it, within the strict boundaries we have set for ourselves. For the sake of our privacy and continued healing, I have no further comment or anything past, or present at this time.”

In the meanwhile, as child abusers are “reestablishing” themselves and making a killing doing it, content creators who use the platform for good and attempt to help society by exposing corruption within government and the establishment are seeing their pages demonetized and deleted. Indeed, every single video TFTP uploads to our channel is immediately demonitized in spite of mainstream media later obtaining the same videos, uploading them to their channels and subsequently monetizing them.

This should come as no surprise, however, as TFTP has long exposed the platform for the propaganda and child exploitation dystopia that it is.

As TFTP reported in April, the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC), the Center for Digital Democracy and 21 other organizations formed a child advocacy coalition and filed an official complaint with the US Federal Trade Commission to expose YouTube. The coalition alleges that despite Google claiming YouTube is only for children 13-years-old and over—it knows younger children use the site and it targets them—illegally.

According to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”), it is illegal for any operator of a website or online service or a portion thereof that is directed to children, or that has actual knowledge that it collects information from children, from collecting, using or disclosing personal information from a child unless the operator gives parents notice of its data collection practices and obtains verifiable parental consent before collecting the data.

However, according to the complaint filed by the coalition, Google is knowingly violating this law.

YouTube has a sordid and dark history when it comes to promoting and allowing the exploitation of children on its platform.

As The Free Thought Project first reported in June of 2017, comedian Daniel Tosh raised concerns with objectionable content found on YouTube. Tosh revealed how the “Seven Super Girls” channel—while it is geared to teenage content creators—likely also serves as eye candy for pedophiles looking to indulge in streaming videos of real kids in compromising situations. The channel remains active and unrestricted.

As artist and writer James Bridle noted in an article last year, detailing the vast industry of low-quality, algorithmically-guided children’s content created for youtube: “Someone or something or some combination of people and things is using YouTube to systematically frighten, traumatize, and abuse children, automatically and at scale, and it forces me to question my own beliefs about the internet, at every level.”

Indeed, as this most recent case illustrates, YouTube may very well be found to be complicit in this exploitation.

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Innocent Couple Raided by Cops for Facebook Post of LEGAL Morel Mushrooms

Darlington, MD — It is a travesty enough when the drug war lays waste to the rights and lives of entirely decent people who’ve harmed no one simply because they choose to ingest a substance deemed illegal by the state. However, because the drug war is such an immoral and barbaric practice, entirely innocent people are also swept up in the dragnet of tyranny and ignorance. Case in point: a couple in Maryland were raided by cops for posting photos of legal morel mushrooms they picked and ate.

On Friday, John Garrison and his girlfriend Hope went foraging the mountains for some morel mushrooms. Morels are known to those in the region as being the safest mushroom to hunt for as they are very easily identified due to their unique look. From mid April to mid May, lovers of nature and good food, like John and Hope will find them growing near trees or where there used to be trees.

Garrison was so excited that they had found a bunch of them, that he posted a photo on Facebook of he and Hope’s bounty along with his plans to “sautee them with brown sugar and cinnamon and see how that turns out.”

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A great night of good food was set to follow an awesome day of hiking and foraging. That is, however, until the wheels of the police state drug war caught a whiff of the mushrooms.

Garrison made the post that they were about to saute the mushrooms at 9:09 pm. Only hours later as he and Hope sat back with full bellies, police showed up.

“We had just finished eating the Morels we found today and heard a knock on the door. A police officer and an RA were standing outside. We let them in and as soon as the police officer walked in he asked us why we were eating mushrooms and posting about it online. He thought he was on the biggest bust of his career thinking we were having a magic mushroom party before I explained to him that Morels are a native choice edible mushroom similar to truffles,” explained Garrison.

However, this cop—clearly unaware of the tasty morel and hell bent on busting kids for eating mushrooms—just knew he had caught himself a pair of hardened criminals who’d dare to expand their consciousness in the sanctity of their own home.

“He wasn’t convinced. So I rummaged through the trash to find a peice (sic) of a Morel so that he would have evidence that we weren’t taking psychedelic mushrooms. I showed him and he still wasn’t convinced that they weren’t magic mushrooms, Which was shocking to me because morels look nothing like a psychedelic psilocybin (sic) mushrooms and I figured a police officer would know what illegal drugs looked like. A second police officer showed up and I showed her the Morel and she immediately knew it was a Morel which was a relief. They processed our ID’s and eventually left. What an experience,” Garrison wrote on Facebook.

Indeed, it was a troublesome experience and, had anything made police fear for their lives during this interaction, things could have turned out a lot worse.

Equally as troubling as cops raiding your apartment over Facebook posts for legal mushrooms is how they found out about it in the first place. Were police simply trolling Facebook that night and saw Garrison’s post? Or, did some “good citizen” do their due diligence and “see something and say something”?

Either way, both of those scenarios are undesirable and facilitated by the state’s immoral and violent drug war. Until the dinosaurs in the prison industrial complex—who keep the drug war alive to reap massive profits off of persecuting people for victimless crimes—are exposed, this madness will continue and others will not be as luck as John and Hope.

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Post Office queues now measured in eras|Humor

A survey published today confirms that the average time you will stand in the queue at the Post Office is 46 minutes and it doesn’t matter how many people are in front of you.

Speaking on BBC Breakfast retail analyst, Penny Woolmer, explains: ‘You may join a queue to buy a first class stamp, with as few as two people in front of you, but that doesn’t matter because statistically, 94% of the time in fact, the person currently being served is in the process of returning 11 parcels to Next, after which they will then tax their car and apply for a passport.  And just when you think they’ve finally finished you hear ‘Oh, and I just better get a book of stamps too’ so adding another three minutes to your wait’.

‘And if only that was the end of it, but of course it’s not,’ continues Penny.  ‘You’re one away from the window and the person being served is withdrawing money from their savings account. B ut things grind to a halt, statistically this time on an average of 89.6% for all visits, as they’ve forgotten the pin number for their card.  They then hunt through their handbag as they ‘have it written on a little piece of paper, dear’.  It takes five minutes to locate the scrunched-up scrap paper and a further two for them to find their glasses.  However by now there’s a glitch in the system and the person behind the window has to reboot the till.  So all of these kinds of incidents repeated across the UK means a national average waiting time of 46 minutes.’

However, Brian Millar, an OAP from Bolton told Charlie Stayt:  ‘There can be a lot of grumbling in the queue, but I don’t mind it generally.  Once in my local branch when collecting my pension, I had to wait for three hours as two women were buying stamps for their Christmas cards.  It didn’t really bother me though as it meant that I had to buy one less stamp for my gas as I didn’t need to put the central heating on that morning, see?’

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