Tuesday, October 14, 2014

#2144 Marine Links Serco's Blackmailed-Pedophile Images to Obama Down-Low Jockey-Boy Club, Dubai's ISIS Camp Mirage

Plum City - (AbelDanger.net): United States Marine Field McConnell has linked Serco's apparent use of image-recognition software for the entrapment and blackmail of pedophiles, to the jockey-boy trade allegedly set up by cake-boy and heifer members of Obama's Down Low Club in Chicago with ISIS agents at Camp Mirage in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.


"To this day, people in Chicago are still scared about being murdered for talking about Barack Obama being gay or about what goes on at Trinity United with the still-active "Down Low Club". Young, gay, black men are mentored into the club and are eventually paired up with often unattractive and difficult to deal with straight black women who never have boyfriends (since guys don't want to have anything to do with them). A friend of mine in the "Think Squad" of prominent black professionals I talk to regularly calls these women "heifers" and says it's very common for "cake boys" to be paired up with "heifers" so that "dummies are fooled" into thinking they are straight."

McConnell claims that Serco's National Security Adviser Maureen Baginski hired Obama as a Muslim (IS) entrapment expert in 1981 at the Hilton Hotel in Lahore and Serco PFI specialist, Bob Coulling, then used Obama to launch the Down Low Club in Chicago and collect images of jockey boys traded through Camp Mirage to blackmail pedophiles in the Gulf Arab States.

McConnell claims that Serco's Coulling sent the Canadian E/W pilot, Col. Russell Williams to Camp Mirage to retrieve images of Canadian pedophiles' abuse of jockey boys and arrange the murders of prospective whistle-blowers – allegedly including the late Cpl. Brendan Anthony Downey, a military policeman found suspiciously dead in his room at Camp Mirage on Thursday July 4, 2008 with no subsequent explanation by the military's National Investigation Service. 

McConnell suggest crime-scene investigators take a look at the tradecraft of the 32-year veteran Serco PFI project manager Bob Coulling who appears to have the skills needed to pull off such crimes in the areas of electronic warfare, tagging, asset recovery (extortion) and Childbase paedophile image analysis for MOD, GCHQ, CESG, Police, Home Office, Serious Organised Crime Agency, Ministry of Justice and Customs and Revenue and Immigration Service.

Prequel 1: #2143 Marine Links Cameron PFI Pedo-Tag to Serco Clock, Dubai Tower, MH Hijack Waypoint

ISIS Treatment of Men, Women, and Children – Leading The Way Iraq Field Report 


"Military Murder Mystery Or Just A Desert Mirage?
Alan Parker - February 10th, 2010

The crimes Col. Russ Williams is accused of committing in the Quinte area are horrendous.

The charges he faces are vastly serious and the implications of those charges are staggering.

The impact of these crimes and charges on individuals, families and communities — communities personally affected like Tweed and CFB Trenton and the larger communities of the Canadian Forces and Canada itself — are devastating.

For those reasons and others, this is not a time for anyone to engage in wild, uninformed speculation (and we all know I am fully capable of doing that).

But this case involves such an unimaginable set of circumstances that we are forced to imagine things we would not otherwise consider possible just to comprehend it.

Criminal behavioral analysts have already said acts of the nature Williams is accused of committing do not historically spring full blown at this level of ferocity; there is usually a pattern of development and acceleration
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So Williams went back in Ottawa and life went on as usual at Camp Mirage as the principal air link between Canada and Afghanistan.

One thing you should know is that the Canadian Forces' giant, rugged CC-177 Globemaster IIIs are the backbone of that air link, superceding the old Hercules and American loaners. The four Canadian Globemaster IIIs were introduced to service in 2008 and 2009 on Williams' watch in Ottawa before he moved to the Trenton command.

The only incident of real note at Camp Mirage after Williams left was the death of a corporal in his living quarters on July 4, 2008.

Cpl. Brendan Anthony Downey, born in Montreal and raised in Toronto, was found dead in his room about 4:15 a.m. on a Thursday. The death was very suspicious. The room was sealed off immediately and the military's National Investigation Service was called in.

The military has said almost nothing about Downey's death except that they are NOT ruling out any possibility, including foul play, accidental discharge of a weapon or suicide.

Suicide is doubtful. Downey was a new father and excited about getting home to Saskatchewan to be with his wife and infant son.

The investigation into Downey's death is still ongoing.

So what does Cpl. Brendan Anthony Downey's death have to do with Col. Russ Williams?
Only this: Downey was a military policeman.

And here is where I get into total hypothetical speculation. There is nothing to substantiate this speculation — just a lot of What If? What If? — but it is easy enough to disprove (which I will address later).

IF Williams is guilty of the crimes of which he is accused and IF the events of the past year in the Bay of Quinte area were preceded by an ongoing history of predatory sexual attacks, WHAT IF there were attacks — and some evidence of attacks — in Dubai? And WHAT IF Cpl. Downey, the military policeman, became aware after the fact of certain allegations and passed that information up the chain of command?

Like I said, a lot of WHAT IFs — far too many for my liking.

But IF those WHAT IFs unfolded in that way, the fact that Williams — IF he was made aware of accusations — was nowhere near Camp Mirage would be no impediment to him going to Camp Mirage whenever he wanted.

Williams at that time was project director for all the Canadian military airlift capability projects. It would be nothing for him to drive a couple of hours south to CFB Trenton and jump a flight to Camp Mirage. After all, that would just be part of his job.

So forget all the WHAT IFs. All the National Investigation Service has to do is determine if Williams was on any flight manifests that would have put him in Camp Mirage in early July 2008.

If he wasn't there, that's one more wild goose chase to write off. But it still needs to be followed up on.

The police — local, OPP, RCMP and military — will have to follow up on literally hundreds of possibilities like that over the coming months.

Because this case is ... unbelievable. So the most unbelievable possibilities have to be chased down and either ruled out — or confirmed."

U.N. Report Details ISIS Abuse of Women and Children
By JEFFREY MARCUSOCT. 3, 2014

After fighters from the Islamic State militant group attacked her village in northern Iraq in August, an adolescent Yazidi girl was abducted, raped several times by different men and then sold in a public market as a sex slave.

The episode is one chilling example from a United Nations report released Thursday that details a litany of atrocities committed by Islamic State militants — and Iraqi government forces and associated militias — against civilians in Iraq. Most troubling are the examples of "gross violations" of international law committed from July 6 to Sept. 10 against Iraq's most vulnerable civilians, women and children, who find themselves in the path of fighters from the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL.

Women and girls were raped and sold as sex slaves.
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In early August, militants from the Islamic State abducted up to 500 women and girls from a village in southern Sinjar and reportedly sent 150 of the unmarried women and girls to Syria, "either to be given to ISIL fighters as a reward or to be sold as sex slaves."

The report said the Yazidi girl who was abducted by Islamic State fighters when they attacked her village on Aug. 3 was raped several times by different men before she was sold in a market.

"Women and girls are brought with price tags for the buyers to choose and negotiate the sale," the report said. "The buyers were said to be mostly youth from the local communities. Apparently ISIL was 'selling' these Yazidi women to the youth as a means of inducing them to join their ranks."

Some women tried to fight back.

The report described two instances in which women tried to fight back against Islamic State militants, prompting deadly reprisals.

Female doctors working at a hospital in Mosul were ordered to cover their faces and abide by strict dress codes. Some of the doctors objected, saying veils made it difficult to treat their patients, and went on a temporary strike, the report said.

One of the doctors who participated in the strike was killed on Aug. 13 in her home in Tayaran, south of Mosul.

About a week later, on Aug. 21, when Islamic State fighters began beating women in a Mosul market for refusing to wear veils, some women threw stones at their attackers, according to the report. Four days later, the bodies of three women who had been shot and tortured were found west of the city.
Children were abused and used for propaganda.

According to witnesses cited in the report, Islamic State fighters dumped more than 60 Turkmen and Yazidi children in an orphanage in Mosul after they had witnessed the killing of their parents by the fighters. "It appears some of the older children may have been physically and sexually assaulted," the report notes. "Later, ISIL fighters returned to the orphanage and made the children pose with ISIL flags so they could take photos of them."

ISIS is recruiting child soldiers.

Militants are recruiting children as young as 12 to fight for the Islamic State, the report said, and witnesses in Mosul have seen children between the ages of 13 and 16 on patrol alongside the militants.

"Witnesses reported that these children wear similar attire to that of ISIL gunmen, and sometimes wear masks or kaffiyeh over their faces," the report said. "Children were seen carrying weapons, sometimes too big for them to carry."

These child soldiers are also used for propaganda, as the report notes that photos of their training have been posted on social media sites and other websites."

"Mitchell's Firm Worked for Dubai Ruler in Jockey Case (Update1)
By Timothy J. Burger - January 27, 2009 12:08 EST

Jan. 27 (Bloomberg) -- George Mitchell, President Barack Obama's special Middle East troubleshooter, was chairman of a law firm that was paid about $8 million representing Dubai's ruler in connection with a child-trafficking lawsuit.

The DLA Piper law firm did legal and lobbying work on the case, which alleged that Dubai's Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum and another official used children kidnapped from other countries to ride as jockeys in camel races. The firm lobbied federal agencies, members of the U.S. House and about two dozen Senate offices, including those of Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in 2006 and 2007, according to Justice Department foreign-agent disclosures.

Mitchell, 75, who isn't a registered lobbyist, didn't lobby either on this issue or for Dubai generally. DLA Piper partner Bill Minor said in an e-mail that Mitchell, a former Democratic senator from Maine, mainly focused on growth and management at the firm of almost 4,000 attorneys and 65 offices worldwide, and high-profile projects such as an investigation of steroid use in Major League Baseball.

Mitchell's firm had extensive lobbying clients and offices in the Middle East ranging from the leader of Dubai to a Kuwait construction firm contracting in Iraq. The firm also has offices in Egypt, Oman, Qatar and Abu Dhabi and has an affiliation with a law firm in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Mitchell traveled to Dubai and spoke to the press there about the issue.

Suit Thrown Out

The camel-jockey suit was thrown out after the U.S. Justice Department notified a Miami federal judge that it planned to intervene and argue that al-Maktoum was immune from the suit as a foreign leader.

"That he was such a key figure in the firm himself certainly gives the appearance that probably any of the clients that solicited help from the firm may have had a business relationship with him as well," said Craig Holman, who lobbies for tougher governmental ethics rules for Public Citizen, a Washington-based advocacy group.

In a Jan. 24 telephone interview, Mitchell said he "was generally aware of the case but I had no involvement in it."

"I visited Dubai. I did not discuss the case with the Sheikh. I had nothing to do with bringing it in," Mitchell said. "I was merely chairman when it occurred."

Mitchell's name heads a list on DLA Piper's Web site of a team advising clients "on opportunities and risks associated with doing business in Iraq and the Middle East generally." In addition to legal work, the Web site says DLA Piper has "experience working with relevant decision makers in the United States and the region."

Dubai Billing

Altogether, DLA Piper billed Dubai-related entities about $9.5 million on this and other issues while Mitchell was chairman from 2005 through the end of 2008.

Other lobbying clients located or primarily interested in the Middle East -- and one focused on Iran -- paid DLA Piper an additional $2.29 million.

Mitchell, who is traveling in the Middle East this week, may need a waiver from Obama's new policy on ethics and lobbying, which says government officials must wait two years before working on matters "directly and substantially" related to pre-government employers or clients even if they weren't registered lobbyists, said Stefan Passantino, head of the Washington-based political law group for McKenna Long & Aldridge.

'Perception Dynamic'

"It is a perception dynamic that has to be managed very carefully," said Passantino, who helped represent former House Speaker Newt Gingrich during a congressional ethics case.

Asked if he's going to have to recuse himself from anything at the State Department, Mitchell said, "I haven't made any judgment on that."

"I have to wait and see," Mitchell said. "I will be resigning from the firm and terminating all private business activities."
White House spokesman Bill Burton referred questions to the State Department, where spokesman Gordon Duguid declined comment and referred questions to Mitchell's office. A voicemail left at the U.A.E. embassy in Washington wasn't returned.

Habib Al-Mulla, a Dubai-based lawyer for Sheikh Mohammad, also said Mitchell "played no role in the litigation or efforts that led to the quashing of the lawsuit." Al-Mulla said the sheikh was satisfied with the outcome of the case.

Mitchell, a former U.S. Senate majority leader and onetime federal judge, was quoted by the Emirates News Agency in January 2007 defending the United Arab Emirates' efforts to rescue "underage camel jockeys."

Mitchell led efforts in Northern Ireland that resulted in the 1998 Good Friday peace agreement. In 2000 and 2001, he was chairman of a fact-finding panel examining the crisis in the Middle East.

9/11 Commission

In 2002, congressional Democrats tapped Mitchell as vice chairman of the 9/11 Commission. Mitchell and Henry Kissinger, then-President George W. Bush's pick as chairman, quit the commission's top posts after Congress required members to disclose financial information and suggested Mitchell may have to sever ties to his law firm.

The camel jockey lawsuit in September 2006, a class-action lawsuit filed by Mount Pleasant, South Carolina-based Motley Rice LLC by the children's parents, accused al-Maktoum and others of enslaving boys from Africa and South Asia who were brought to Dubai as jockeys for camel racing, a popular sport in some parts of the Arab world.

DLA Piper picked up the case two weeks after the lawsuit was filed in the U.S. on behalf of underage camel jockeys. It set up meetings with Biden's Senate staff on Nov. 29, 2006, followed by a Dec. 15 meeting with Obama's staff. On Jan. 4, 2007, the firm arranged a meeting with Clinton and other senators and their aides, according to Justice Department Foreign Agent Registration Act filings.

'Serious Problem'

February 2005 report on the U.S. State Department Web site says that in the United Arab Emirates, which includes Dubai, "trafficking of young, noncitizen boys employed as camel jockeys continued to be a serious problem, although the Government has pledged to eliminate this practice for boys under the age of 15." The report cited an estimate by the Ansar Burney Welfare Trust International, a Pakistan-based civil rights group, that 5,000 boys were working as camel jockeys.

The U.A.E. introduced the use of robots as riders on the camels and two years ago set up an $8 million fund to compensate former child jockeys. Human rights organizations have condemned the use of children as camel jockeys, saying the boys, mostly from Pakistan and Bangladesh and some as young as 4 years old, are abducted, sexually abused and underfed.

'Remarkable Partnership'

Mitchell was quoted by the state-owned Emirates News Agency in January 2007 as praising the United Arab Emirates and Dubai for a "remarkable partnership with UNICEF to locate, care for and repatriate underage camel jockeys. This program has been justly praised by the international community as a model solution to a serious problem."

DLA Piper billed the Dubai government about $8 million, according to Justice Department filings. This included almost $2.5 million between Aug. 6, 2006, and Feb. 28, 2007. Over the next six months, the firm billed Dubai over $1.2 million, as it held more than 70 meetings with senior officials at the White House, the State and Justice departments, and Congress, seeking a "statement of interest" by the U.S. government for their client.

The Justice Department on July 26, 2007, informed U.S. District Judge Cecilia Altonaga it would file a motion seeking "head of state immunity" for al-Maktoum. The judge dismissed the case days later, citing other jurisdictional issues.

A similar case was filed in Kentucky, omitting Dubai's ruler as a defendant, and was also dismissed in November. John Eubanks, one of the lawyers who filed the cases, said the matter appears to be closed as far as U.S. courts are concerned.

To contact the reporter on this story: Timothy J. Burger in Washington atTburger2@bloomberg.net
To contact the editor responsible for this story: Mike Forsythe at mforsythe@bloomberg.net"
"Global swoop on newsgroup paedophiles
17:08 28 November 2001 by Will Knight

More than 130 people in 19 different countries have been arrested or are under investigation after police traced the distribution of child pornography through different internet newsgroups.

Technical experts at UK internet service provider Demon Internet aided officers from the National Crime Squad's new Hi-Tech Crime Unit with the investigation.

A spokesperson from Thus, Demon's parent company, says that investigators were not given access to the server logs that record Demon users' activities.

Investigators were simply provided with access to newsgroup postings in the same way as any other Demon customer. Technical experts from Demon then helped officers distinguish the identifying information contained within the message "headers" of particular postings.

Face recognition

Officers traced postings relating to certain images to different internet service providers around the world and then contacted Interpol to track down suspects.

Investigators say they discovered 10,000 suspect postings to over 30 different newsgroups and identified 60,000 new images. They plan to use face recognition software to identify victims in different images, to help trace them. This software has been developed [in a Private Finance Initiative allegedly launched by Cameron] in conjunction with UK company Serco [to help tagged pedophiles avoid arrest?], although no technical details have been released.

"This operation has sadly and distressingly brought thousands of new images of abuse to our attention," said Detective Superintendent Peter Spindler of the National Crime Squad. "These young victims need to be identified and protected as quickly as possible."

Spindler added: "We are able to show that those accessing these newsgroups did so regularly and with purpose."

Nine regional police forces in the UK were involved in the operation. Warrants for searches or arrests were issued in 19 countries, including Australia, Canada, Germany, Israel, Japan, Russia, Sweden, Turkey, and the US.

Evading detection

According to a report by the BBC, another 400 suspects could not be traced by investigators. Police have not said how they evaded detection but it is possible to post messages to news groups anonymously using intermediary servers that strip away header information.

The UK government introduced legislation in 2000, giving the police greater access to internet communications. Further provisions for the extended storage of data is included in new anti-terrorist legislation currently passing through parliament.

Privacy advocates claim that these laws could be misused and some question the justification for the legislation. Peter Sommer, at the London School of Economics computer science department, says that the techniques involved in the latest paedophile investigation did not require a special police warrant.

"It is apparent that the existing legislation was sufficient to help the NCS gather evidence and secure the ISP co-operation needed," Sommer told New Scientist."

 "Bob Coulling
Technical Project Manager - Serco GTD
Gloucester, United Kingdom 
Information Technology and Services
Bob Coulling's Overview

Past
Serco - Anglia Support Partnership at Serco
HMP Thameside (Serco PFI) at Serco
Braintree Community Hospital (Contract Award) at Serco

Bob Coulling's Summary

I joined Serco (then RCA) in 1982 following 10 years in the British Army working exclusively in Electronic Warfare (SIGINT, COMINT and TEMPEST).

During my 32 years working for Serco I have undertaken a range of IT, Contract and Project Management roles and been involved in many of the company's key strategic bids, acquisitions, transition and transformation programmes. I have managed the delivery IT projects across a wide range of central Government organisations including MOD, GCHQ, CESG, Police, Home Office, Serious Organised Crime Agency, Ministry of Justice and Customs and Revenue and Immigration Service. 

Recently I have been involved the delivery of Serco's Health services portfolio, including the acquisition of Grosvenor Health later transformed into Serco Occupational Health, the transition of Kings College Hospital into the GSTS partnership, the acquisition and management of the Braintree Community Hospital contract and the transformation programme of Serco's NHS shared service organisation Anglia Support Partnership.

A Prince 2 (Practitioner), I am experienced in the delivery of IT Service Management, Information Security (IS) and Information Governance (IG) compliance delivery, including the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL), ISO27001, NHS IG Toolkit, HMG Security Policy Framework (SPF) and HMG IS1 

Technical Risk Assessment.

Bob Coulling's Experience

Serco - Anglia Support Partnership
Public Company; 10,001+ employees; SRP; Outsourcing/Offshoring industry
April 2012 – September 2013 (1 year 6 months) Huntingdon
IT Project Manager - Responsible for delivery of the IT transformation and Information Governance framework programme to Serco ASP a NHS shared service organisation based in Huntingdon providing back office services (HR, Payroll, Employment, Primary Care and ICT) to NHS organisations in the Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk region.
HMP Thameside (Serco PFI)

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; SRP; Outsourcing/Offshoring industry
August 2011 – April 2012 (9 months)
IT Project Manager – Responsible for the delivery of the secure (IL3) IT infrastructure and systems for Serco's newest Category B prison located in Greenwich London.
Braintree Community Hospital (Contract Award)

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; SRP; Outsourcing/Offshoring industry
January 2011 – April 2012 (1 year 4 months)
IT Project Manager – Responsible for the Bid, due diligence and delivery of the IT Transition, Transformation and Governance (IG Toolkit) projects.
Kings College Hospital - Pathology (Joint Venture)

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; SRP; Outsourcing/Offshoring industry
April 2010 – August 2010 (5 months)
IT Project Lead - Responsible for the bid, due diligence and delivery of the Kings College Hospital IT Transition and Transformation programme.
Grosvenor Health (Serco Acquisition)

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; SRP; Outsourcing/Offshoring industry
April 2008 – August 2009 (1 year 5 months)
IT Project Lead - Responsible for the Bid, due diligence and IT Transition and Transformation programme of the Grosvenor (Occupational) Health Group, the business was renamed Serco Occupational Health.
Home Office - Assets Recovery Agency (Contract Award)

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; SRP; Outsourcing/Offshoring industry
April 2003 – April 2008 (5 years 1 month)
Contract Manager - Responsible for the delivery and performance of the IT managed service to the Home Office Assets Recovery Agency.
Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre (Contract Award)

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; SRP; Outsourcing/Offshoring industry
January 2007 – June 2007 (6 months)
IT Transition Manager - IT Bid and Transition project
Ministry of Justice - Electronic Monitoring (Contract Award)

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; SRP; Outsourcing/Offshoring industry
November 2005 – July 2006 (9 months)
IT Implementation Manager - Following contract award I was responsible for the for the implementation of all IT systems to required ot deliver the Electronic Monitoring (Scotland) contract.
Serco Home Affairs (Gloucester)

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; SRP; Outsourcing/Offshoring industry
June 1999 – August 2004 (5 years 3 months)
Senior IT Manager - Management of the IT Support Department with responsibility for the implementation, management and support of the IL3 and IL4 secure infrastructure and systems for the Serco Home Affairs business operation located at Gloucester
National Crime Squad - Childbase Project

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; SRP; Outsourcing/Offshoring industry
June 2002 – March 2003 (10 months)
IT Implementation Lead - Responsible for the specification, configuration, delivery and of the IT hardware implementation for the National Crime Squad's (now Child Exploitation and Online Protection CEOP organisation) Childbase Project, a biometric recognition and database application used in the analysis of paedophile imagery.
Serco Central Government Services (Gloucester)

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; SRP; Outsourcing/Offshoring industry
April 1997 – June 1999 (2 years 3 months)
IT Engineer - Worked on the development and delivery of secure information and cryptographic IT projects for UK Government
CESG (Tempest) Contract

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; SRP; Outsourcing/Offshoring industry
April 1991 – April 1997 (6 years 1 month)
Senior Tempest Engineer - Responsible for "screened room" testing of electronic equipment to be used by UK and overseas Government departments.
Ministry of Defence - West Berlin

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; SRP; Outsourcing/Offshoring industry
June 1982 – March 1991 (8 years 10 months)
Senior Electronics Engineer – Based with British Army unit in West Berlin I was responsible for the implementation maintenance and support of signals intelligence (SIGINT) systems.
Royal Corps of Signals
Armed Forces (ARMY)
August 1972 – June 1982 (9 years 11 months)
Electronics Engineer (Radio) – I served with operational units in Cyprus, Germany, West Berlin, UK and Northern Ireland supporting signals intelligence and communications security systems.

Bob Coulling's Skills & Expertise
Outsourcing
IT Service Management
Service Delivery
Vendor Management
Change Management
Integration
 IT Strategy
ITIL
Business Analysis
PRINCE2
Project Management
Requirements Analysis
Project Delivery
Data Center
NHS IG Toolkit
Information Governance
ISO 27001
IT Audit"

"Mon Jul 28
Imagis launches ChildBase(TM) child protection and recovery software for the National Crime Squad

UK's National Crime Squad to use "astonishing, breakthrough technology" to help identify victims of paedophilic abuse. 

Imagis Technologies Inc. ("Imagis") (OTCBB:IGSTF; TSX-VEN:NAB; Germany:IGY) announced today the formal acceptance of its ChildBase child protection and recovery software as developed with the National Crime Squad of the United Kingdom. The software was publicly unveiled in conjunction with a media launch and demonstration on Thursday, July 24, followed by a formal launch in the UK's House of Lords on Friday, July 25. 

Developed in cooperation with Serco plc, the ChildBase solution – which is already being described in various media reports as 'astonishing and groundbreaking technology' – helps reduce the labour-intensive task of cataloguing and managing large quantities of images and data obtained from the Internet or from seized collections of child abuse imagery. Prior to the release of the software, investigators had to manually retrieve, view, categorize, and log each individual image, before cross-referencing it against hundreds of thousands of known images. ChildBase performs this task automatically and in a fraction of the time that it takes to do the same job manually. Without ChildBase, the task was so difficult that investigators were sometimes forced to give up trying to identify some of the images, each one a crime scene. 

At the heart of ChildBase is Imagis' renowned biometric face recognition technology. This technology is used to compare the faces of people in new abusive images with those in pictures already investigated. The root facial recognition software – which has also been used in other law enforcement, homeland defense, security, and identification initiatives – is relatively immune to changes in hairstyle, subject aging, and weight gain. 

"This project has involved a lot of hard work and resources over the past few years, but we feel that the investment has been well worth it," said Roy Trivett, President and CEO, Imagis Technologies Inc. "The proliferation of paedophelic imagery is an international problem. It is our hope that other countries and other government agencies will follow the lead of the British in a truly global effort to combat crimes against children." 

National Crime Squad spokesperson, Jackie Bennett, said in a story published in the UK's Guardian Observer that, "This is the most powerful tool we have ever had, and (it) will transform the speed and success with which we can track down abusers and their victims." 

Likewise in an interview with BBC News, Jim Gamble, Assistant Chief Constable of the National Crime Squad, said, "ChildBase had already saved children from abuse and that a 'string of prosecutions' was being prepared...We are making the Internet as safe as humanly possible for our children. We are trying to make the global village an area we police in a global sense." 

The origins of ChildBase and the imagery now used date back to Operation Cathedral in 1998, a British-led operation that seized 750,000 images and smashed the so-called Wonderland Club ring of internet paedophiles, plus another 100,000 images from further operations. The solution was commissioned by the NCS in 2001 for pnds stlg 500,000. The current ChildBase system contains 280,000 images of abuse, involving about 20,000 children from around the world. The system is housed within the National Crime Squad and has been deployed with advanced security to protect the imagery and prevent unauthorized access. Revenues for this sale have all been previously accrued. 

Further details about the National Crime Squad can be obtained by visiting http://www.nationalcrimesquad.police.uk 

About Imagis Technologies Inc. 

Imagis Technologies Inc. (OTCBB: IGSTF; TSX-VEN: NAB; Germany: IGY) develops and markets breakthrough technology that allows for the rapid development and deployment of information sharing and biometric identification applications that are used in law enforcement, transportation security, immigration and customs, gaming, and other security and homeland defense initiatives. 

The Company, whose Chairman is Oliver ("Buck") Revell, the former associate deputy director of the FBI, has over 140 installations of its software located across the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Latin America and Asia-Pacific. This includes the UK's National Crime Squad; RCMP, police, and sheriff departments across the United States and Canada; New Zealand Customs; the Government of Singapore, and Toronto's Pearson International Airport. 

For more information about Imagis Technologies, please visit 
http://www.imagistechnologies.com 

SOURCE Imagis Technologies Inc."

Yours sincerely, 

 

Field McConnell, United States Naval Academy, 1971; Forensic Economist; 30 year airline and 22 year military pilot; 23,000 hours of safety; Tel: 715 307 8222 

David Hawkins Tel: 604 542-0891 Forensic Economist; former leader of oil-well blow-out teams; now sponsors Grand Juries in CSI Crime and Safety Investigation

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