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Tuesday, 28 July 2015

IRP Solutions Executives Fit Well Into Obama's Tech Insurgency, Says Advocacy Group, A Just Cause

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A Just Cause 
July 28, 2015 06:48 ET

IRP Solutions Executives Fit Well Into Obama's Tech Insurgency, Says Advocacy Group, A Just Cause

The Case Investigative Life Cycle (CILC) Software Developed by IRP6 Followed President Obama's Approach to Solving Washington's Technology Woes

DENVER, CO--(Marketwired - July 28, 2015) - The advocacy organization, A Just Cause, believes that the IRP6 could assist the Department of Homeland Security, FBI and other federal law enforcement agencies with the overhaul of their case management technology and increase their overall effectiveness in conducting international and domestic terrorism investigations in the same way Silicon Valley technology professionals were used by President Obama to help fix the Obamacare website (healthcare.gov) and are currently being deployed at other federal agencies. "Unfortunately, these six technology innovators remain in prison after suffering an indisputable wrongful conviction, the facts of which have been exposed by AJC on the Internet and disseminated to President Obama, Attorney General Lynch and members of Congress," says Cliff Stewart, A Just Cause.
The IRP6 case concerns an African-American company (IRP Solutions Corporation) in Colorado that developed the Case Investigative Life Cycle investigative case management software for federal, state and local law enforcement. The "IRP6" (David A. Banks, Kendrick Barnes, Clinton A. Stewart, Demetrius K. Harper, Gary L. Walker and David A. Zirpolo) were convicted in 2011 after being accused of mail and wire fraud. (D. Ct. No. 1:09-CR-00266-CMA). The IRP6 have been incarcerated for 36 months in a federal prison in Florence, Colorado while A Just Cause continues to fight for their exoneration.
In a recent interview with Fast Company magazine's editor-in-chief Robert Safian, President Barack Obama discussed his recruiting of top tech talent from Silicon Valley to help modernize Washington's information technology. "If we can leverage the best technology teams in the world and pair them with some really effective government managers, then we can get a really big payoff," Obama said. "You know, the federal government is full of really smart people, with a lot of integrity who work really hard and do some incredible stuff. And it is on par with the private sector on all those measures. But technology [has been] terrible," Obama added. "Government has done technology and IT terribly over the last 30 years and fallen very much behind the private sector. And when I came into government, what surprised me most was the gap... so in our policy making, we're trying to make sure that insights and knowledge coming out of tech are informing how we are thinking about regulations, how we think about opportunities to solve big challenges," Obama elaborated.
Jack Israel, former Chief Technology Officer of the FBI, in a 2012 interview with Fierce Government IT discussed the challenges and failures of the FBI's recent case management modernization initiatives. In 2005 the FBI launched the Sentinel project to modernize their case management system after failure of the $400 million Virtual Case File project by SAIC in 2004. Lockheed Martin was awarded the Sentinel contract which ended up costing taxpayers another $825 million dollars. The Sentinel project "started unraveling" when the bureau tried to "build... an independent electronic case management system," says Israel.
"In developing CILC Case Management, we teamed with some very smart and dedicated law enforcement professionals from the FBI, DHS and NYPD," says David Banks (IRP6), Chief Operating Officer of IRP Solutions Corporation, "and we got a really big payoff with a case management solution that enables our law enforcement to work smarter and help them stay ahead of threats like ISIS. Being a part of the IRP team has been one of the most gratifying accomplishments of my life," adds Banks.
On July 15, 2015, the Wall Street Journal reported that DOJ inspector general Michael Horowitz found that the DEA's confidential-source program "lacks sufficient oversight and lacks consistency with the rules" and diverges from the regulations for other parts of the Justice Department.
Discovery documents in the IRP6 case show that DHS officials were working towards acquiring CILC Confidential Informant Module and on December 7, 2004, requested formal quotes for the CILC Confidential Informant module as well as the Case Management module for inclusion into their 2005 budget exercise. "Bill Witherspoon and Stephen Cooper of DHS's Consolidated Enforcement Environment initiative told me that their team was highly interested in Confidential Informant module," says Banks. The Confidential Informant module was designed based on input from senior law enforcement officials from Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the FBI. CILC incorporates U.S. policy and guidelines as part of the functionality. It certainly could provide the DEA with a modern system to manage all of their confidential sources consistent with attorney-general guidelines," adds Banks.
"There has also been much debate regarding the elimination of the NSA's bulk phone-records collection program and the resulting impediment of law enforcement to acquire timely phone records via a slower search warrant process," says Banks. "The CILC Search Warrant module computerizes the entire search warrant process and expedites judicial approval. Upon the entry of the affidavit by an agent, it is immediately routed to the judicial authorities via secure means for authorization and expedited return to agent for immediate investigation," add Banks. "In adhering to the USA Freedom Act legislation, I see other ways CILC can accelerate the return of information from the phone company to law enforcement," Banks elaborates.
Court records show that in February 2009, the Philadelphia Police Department was in the process of purchasing the CILC Search Warrant module as a part of their modernization initiative. Philadelphia Director of Information Technology, Gerry Cardenas, said that "CILC was exactly what Philadelphia Police Department was looking to purchase" and "PPD was very close to having the (CILC) product installed." "CILC is adaptable to any agency's processes, procedures and policy, which makes it suitable for federal, state and local law enforcement operations," concludes Banks.
"A Just Cause will continue to publicize the terrible facts that led to the IRP6's wrongful conviction to try and shock the conscience of President Obama, AG Lynch and members of Congress. The case is so bizarre that retired federal appellate judge, the Honorable H. Lee Sarokin, who was appointed to the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals by President Bill Clinton, has spoken out against the wrongful conviction," says Stewart. "It is un-American and grossly unfair for these bright and talented technology entrepreneurs to continue to endure this gross injustice and languish in prison for crime they didn't commit when their invention could be making a difference for this country," concludes Stewart.
For more information about the story of the IRP6 or for copies of legal filings got the http://www.freetheirp6.org
Related press releases: http://www.a-justcause.com/#!2015-press-releases/cl69


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Monday, 27 July 2015

SIGN THE PETITION NOW TO PROTECT CHILDREN IN WAR: http://warchild.campaignion.org/help

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The scenarios in this innovative, gaming-style video are drawn from real-life testimonies of children in War Child’s projects across Africa and the Middle East, who have witnessed and experienced the most unacceptable violations to their rights.

The HELP campaign is urging reform in the humanitarian system which currently neglects the needs and rights of children in war.

You can sign the HELP campaign petition at http://warchild.campaignion.org/help

The hard-hitting ‘Duty of Care’ video is at the forefront of War Child UK's HELP campaign. It subverts first person shooting games by showing the horror of war through the eyes of Nima, a nine-year-old girl.

The creative team behind the video were Heydon Prowse from BBC3's The Revolution Will Be Televised, Creative Directors Guy Davidson and Daniel Clarke from London-based agency TOAD, Director Daniel Luchessi and the post production team at H&O and OgilvyOne.

The purpose of the campaign video is to engage people to sign the petition which calls on the UK Government to become champions for children in war, such as those Nima represents in the video.

Providing protection can reduce and prevent atrocities against children. Yet a shocking new statistic released by War Child UK reveals that less than 3% of humanitarian funding is spent on protecting children in war zones, despite them making up more than 50% of the population.

The campaign is targeting the upcoming World Humanitarian Summit to ensure that this unjust disparity is addressed. The greater the level of support, the more difficult it becomes to ignore the protection of children in war when world leaders meet at the World Humanitarian Summit next May.

War Child UK knows, from over two decades of expertise in the field, that child protection interventions in war save lives and that children and their families prioritise their safety and education above even the most basic needs such as food and shelter.

The simple truth is, whilst food, water and shelter are daily necessities, they do not keep a child in war safe from harm.

The medical kit in the video demonstrates that these tangible forms of aid are offering a cure to only part of the problem – they cannot treat trauma, and they cannot stop the violent acts that cause the trauma in the first place.

2014 was the worst year on record for children in conflict and 2015 has seen further deterioration; being dubbed the ‘year of fear for children’ by UN Envoy for Education, and former UK Prime Minister, Gordon Brown.

The landmark summit, which will determine the fates of millions of children worldwide, takes place in Istanbul next May and is an initiative of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon who stated: “The world is changing, and we need to make sure we change with it to meet the needs of those affected by crisis in a timely and effective manner… The number of people in need of humanitarian assistance around the world has doubled in just ten years.”

He has called on UN member states to “aim high" and said the World Humanitarian Summit is “a major opportunity to align major global commitments to support the world’s most vulnerable people.”

War Child is calling upon the UK Government to seize this unique opportunity and use its influence to prevent grave violations occurring against children in conflict emergencies.

The HELP campaign aims to unite thousands of people behind this goal and asks them get behind the campaign by signing an online petition.

You can sign the HELP campaign petition at http://warchild.campaignion.org/help

Saturday, 25 July 2015

Steve Jobs: The Man In The Machine TRAILER (HD) Documentary Apple Movie ...

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"Steve Jobs: The Man In The Machine" TRAILER (HD) Documentary Apple Movie 2015

A look at the personal and private life of the late Apple CEO, Steve Jobs.

Friday, 24 July 2015

Children Of The Dirty Gold

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India's Criminal Child Mines


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How Asia's Economic Miracle Collapsed


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of Philippines' 5.5 million child workers are risking their lives
digging for "Dirty Gold" in unbelievable conditions. Desperate men and
children scour underwater mine-shafts in this terrifying report.

through nothing more than a thin pipe connected to an air compressor,
going 30 foot deep underwater for hours in search of gold is all in a
day’s work for 16-year-old Gerald. "I'm afraid, if the earth collapses, I
will get buried underneath" says the teenager. Surrounded by rock walls
in the pitch black darkness of the water, the men chip away at walls
for 3 hours. They find no gold. For many like Gerald school is a distant
memory, and illegally diving for gold the only alternative to
starvation. Hundreds of deaths by electrocution, drowning and even the
possibility of Mercury poisoning have had little impact on compressor
mining activities, which continue un-policed and unregulated. There
appears little hope of change on the horizon. "If I could only give job
opportunities - I will take them away from compressor mining. It is just
that I have no alternative at this point" says Ricarte Padilla, Mayor
of Jose Panganiban - Philippines' so-called "Gold Coast". As it is, the
children and family men unearthing 60-80kg of gold per month see the
lions share of wealth disappear into the Chinese black market.

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Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Meet the Youngest US Woman Sitting on Death Row / Florida

Act 4: Convicted of murder, Emilia Carr, 30, is imprisoned at Lowell Correctional Institution in Ocala, Florida.

This man got 37.5 years in prison for selling one gram of crack cocaine

is an interview with Darrell Padgett, a former inmate in the federal
prison system. Darrell, then-father of an 18-month old baby, was
sentenced to 37.5 years in federal prison for selling one gram of crack
cocaine to an undercover police officer.

Darrell tells his
story, what it was like to be in prison, and how his wife waited for 20
years for him to get out and was also waiting for him when he walked out
that prison two decades later. He also discusses how he spent 20 years
studying law so he could fight for his own early release, despite the
fact that the government gave him no chance for parole.

Darrell's website is http://www.insightintoprisonconsultan.... Please give him your support.

Monday, 13 July 2015

The Shameful State of America’s Wrongful Conviction Laws

State laws for paying the wrongly convicted vary wildly: some don’t pay at all.