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Old 01-01-2015, 05:48 PM   #117
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March 14 – Sinn Féin's Gerry Adams and 3 others are seriously injured in a gun attack by the Ulster Volunteer Force- Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 41-C mission...

March 16 – The United States Central Intelligence Agency station chief in Beirut, William Francis Buckley, is kidnapped by the Islamic Jihad Organization and later dies in captivity- South-Africa & Mozambique sign non attack treaty..

March 22 – Teachers at the McMartin Preschool in Manhattan Beach, California are charged with Satanic ritual abuse of the school children; the charges are later dropped as completely unfounded..The McMartin preschool trial was a day care sexual abuse case of the 1980s. Members of the McMartin family, who operated a preschool in California, were charged with numerous acts of sexual abuse of children in their care. Accusations were made in 1983...Some of the accusations were described as "bizarre", overlapping with accusations that mirrored the just-starting Satanic ritual abuse panic.. It was alleged that, in addition to having been sexually abused, they saw witches fly, traveled in a hot-air balloon, and were taken through underground tunnels.. When shown a series of photographs by Danny Davis (the McMartins' lawyer), one child identified actor Chuck Norris as one of the abusers..

Nancy Sinatra "Up Up and Away" ...

Some of the abuse was alleged to have occurred in secret tunnels beneath the school.. Several investigations turned up evidence of old buildings on the site and other debris from before the school was built, but no evidence of any secret chambers was found.. There were claims of orgies at car washes and airports, and of children being flushed down toilets to secret rooms where they would be abused, then cleaned up and presented back to their unsuspecting parents. Some interviewed children talked of a game called "Naked Movie Star" suggesting they were forcibly photographed nude.. During the trial, testimony from the children stated that the naked movie star game was actually a rhyming taunt used to tease other children—"What you say is what you are, you're a naked movie star,"—and had nothing to do with having naked pictures taken..Videotapes of the interviews with children were reviewed by Dr. Michael Maloney, a British clinical psychologist and professor of psychiatry, as an expert witness regarding the interviewing of children. Maloney was highly critical of the interviewing techniques used, referring to them as improper, coercive, directive, problematic, adult-directed in a way that forced the children to follow a rigid script and that "many of the kids' statements in the interviews were generated by the examiner"..

The children's testimony during the preliminary hearings was inconsistent.. Michelle Smith and Lawrence Pazder, co-authors of the now-discredited Satanic ritual abuse autobiography Michelle Remembers, met with the parents and children involved in the trial, and were believed by the initial prosecutor Glenn Stevens to have influenced the children's testimony..The media coverage was skewed towards an uncritical acceptance of the prosecution's viewpoint.. David Shaw of the Los Angeles Times wrote a series of articles, which later won the Pulitzer Prize, discussing the flawed and skewed coverage presented by his own paper on the trial..The trial lasted se7en years and cost $15 million, the longest and most expensive criminal case in the history of the United States legal system, and ultimately resulted in no convictions..In many states, laws were passed allowing children to testify on closed-circuit TV so the children would not be traumatized by facing the accused..9 of 11 jurors at a press conference following the trial stated that they believed the children had been molested but the evidence did not allow them to state who had committed the abuse beyond a reasonable doubt..The prosecution then gave up trying to obtain a conviction, and the case was closed with all charges against Ray Buckey dismissed. He had been jailed for 5 years without ever being convicted of any wrongdoing..During the trial, George Freeman was called as a witness and testified that Ray Buckey had confessed to him while sharing a cell.. Freeman later attempted to flee the country and confessed to perjury in a series of other criminal cases in which he manufactured testimony in exchange for favorable treatment by the prosecution in other cases, in several instances creating false confessions of other inmates..

Parents who believed their children had been abused at the preschool hired archeologist E. Gary Stickel to investigate the site.. In May 1990, Stickel claimed he found evidence of tunnels, consistent with the children's accounts, under the McMartin Preschool using ground-penetrating radar..Others have disagreed with Stickel's conclusions.. John Earl wrote in 95 that the concrete slab floor was undisturbed except for a small patch where the sewer line was tapped into..W. Joseph Wyatt's 2002 report concluded that the "tunnels" under the preschool were more plausibly explained as a rubbish pit used by the owners of the site before the preschool's construction in 66.. Materials found during the excavation included bottles, tin cans, plywood, inner tubes, as well as the former owner's old mail box.. Only three small items found near the edge of the concrete slab were dated after 66, which Wyatt suggested were most likely dragged into the pit by rats or other scavengers.. Moreover, Wyatt speculated that Stickel's conclusions were coloured by his collaboration with the parents of the McMartin children...

Michelle Remembers chronicles Pazder's therapy in the late 70s with his long-time patient Smith..Shortly thereafter, Pazder and Smith had a session where Smith screamed for 25 minutes non-stop and eventually started speaking in the voice of a 5-year-old..

March 23 – General Rahimuddin Khan becomes the first man in Pakistan's history to rule over two of its provinces, after becoming interim Governor of Sindh-Hilda Murrell, 78-year-old rose grower and anti-nuclear campaigner, is found dead near her home in Shropshire, 5 days after being reported missing.. West Mercia Police launch a murder investigation- Ice Dance Championship at Ottawa won by J Torvill & Chris Dean (GRB)...

March 25 -Pope John Paul II consecrates the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, in Fátima, Portugal-The Institute of the Incarnate Word (IVE) is founded under Fr. Carlos Miguel Buela- Betsy King wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open... you have..Why else would there be so much of it?.It's in us.. It's what We are.. we wage war, We burn sacrifices, and pillage and plunder and tear at the flesh of our brothers..Traum.. Ein Traum.. And why?.Because God gave us violence to wage in His honour..Your profession, Doktor, psychiatry...

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