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Friday, August 21, 2009

Not everything claimed to be child porn, is child porn, DNA Image Technology Introduced Causing Errors in Thousands of Previous Cases

Here is the main company used by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) to analyze pictures that are claimed to be child porn.
The program they have developed is quite interesting. Pay particular attention to my highlight, as that drives UP the number of images.
LTU Technologies: Making sense of visual contentChild Abuse Investigations
THE SITUATION:Specialized police departments are storing, accessing and utilizing databases containing hundreds of thousands images. Child abuse investigations typically involve the examination of high volumes of seized visual assets (on hard drives, DVD-ROMs, etc.).
The illegal, pornographic content found in these seizures is usually added to a centralized image database. However, the management, comparison, and search for evidence in these images is a time consuming and prohibitively large task that must be performed in situations where urgency is the key.* Image-based search within a centralized data center*
Content-based search within large image databases* Easy and intuitive access to visual assets* Identification of series of images using visual comparison techniques* Automatic comparison of large sets of images with a reference database
THE CHALLENGE Transform unmanageable visual libraries into strategic assets in the field of investigation. LTU was approached by several police organizations around the world to create a system to aid in the investigation of child abuse criminals and distribution rings.Since the content managed by those organizations is sensitive and prohibited by law, it is necessary to create an internal, restricted-access system to automate the comparison of current seizures with the organization’s thousands of confidential, documented images..
A system is needed which facilitates the correlation between the elements found in current cases (hard-to-describe, undocumented, unqualified) with images, clues, and evidence.
THE SOLUTION Implement LTU’s powerful image recognition application to increase the efficiency of the investigation process.
LTU implemented within several police organizations a specialized version of its LTU engine (Image-Seeker) application with an Autoscan function. These law enforcement agencies are now able to compare and match images, a task previously impossible with their manual procedures.The LTU system has improved the investigation speed and success rate by giving the investigator ability to:

Compare recently seized images, about which little or no information is known, to a police database of images and videos that have identifiers or characteristics attached. By comparing visual clues, the investigator is able to identify the source of an image, links between known criminals and suspects, details about the location a picture was taken, and sometimes the people within the images.
Match single images to a series of images or videos. Since images are often sourced from a roll or a video segment, there are rarely many stand-alone images. Investigators can now find and match a “missing link” image to its original series, or a similar series. This information provides investigators with insights into details about the camera used, the style of the photographer, and even camera angles which may reveal facial features not previously seen.
Link apparently harmless images of children to a series that has been documented and captured as illegal. For instance, a photo from a recent seizure of a child smiling might actually be part and parcel of a porn series, which would have otherwise gone unlinked without an image similarity recognition system.
Help identify similar features of images, such as clothing or backgrounds. This information allows the police to identify victims who have been abused repeatedly, but in different locations, for instance.
Image-Seeker (now LTU engine) can be used for:
Direct implementation for organizations with large volumes of strategic visual data.
Integration with knowledge management and media asset management software via API's.
LTU can provide consulting expertise on the integration of its software with other applications.
THE BENEFITS FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT ORGANIZATIONS Improve the fight against child abuse activities and help in dismantling image distribution rings.Since several police organizations use the LTU system in current criminal affairs, the information that can be released to the public is restricted.
However, feedback is positives and indicates that LTU technology has been instrumental in helping solve many cases. In one instance, images found in the seizure of a suspect were compared using LTU’s system to the police database.
The results of the comparison revealed similar images, which contained the very suspect.
The specialized police department concerned was able, therefore, to charge the suspect not only on possession and duplication charges, but on criminal participation charges, as well.In current seizures, the police often capture more than 100,000 child abuse images in one location.
Previously, investigators would have been unable to sort through or pull information from these images manually, and the images would have gone unused due to time restrictions. With LTU’s technology, the automated investigation system is now able to extract incriminating evidence from these images regarding the suspect in question, and potentially other participants.
BopWatchdog has been in contact with ARS TECHNICA, the company that created this technology and was told that this finding could force the courts to reverse THOUSANDS of CONVICTIONS based on plea deals, convictions and sentences imposed, due to the faulty technology.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

An Open Letter from Scott M. Kareff, Attorney for Schulte Roth and Zabel LLP, Thank You!, Robert Paisola Reports

To our Worldwide Viewers, Readers and Listeners across the Globe:

As many of you know, we receive hundreds of requests from Attorneys, Individuals, and Families of the Wrongfully Accused around the world.

We take each request very seriously, no matter how small the situation seems at the time. We truly understand the pain and suffering that you are going through because of your personal situation. We do all that we can to make sure that every single piece of mail, email and request for information is responded to by one of our dedicated volunteers and staff members.

We also know that many of you believe that there are DNA specific issues that you wish to have reviewed, because you feel that the technology that is now available might be able to clear your loved one or client.

Because of this question, we feel that it is essential to respond openly to a very nice letter that we received from Scott M. Kareff, an Attorney based in New York City about our foundation. Wow! we are making a difference in the world! Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!

We openly commend Barry Scheck and Peter Neufeld who created the INNOCENCE PROJECT almost 15 years ago, out of a need for detailed analysis of cases of individuals who could and should be cleared because of technology that is now available that was not readily available 15 years ago.

This commitment by Barry Scheck and Peter Neufeld created a tidal wave of support, stemming from a small legal clinic affiliated with the Benjamin N. Cardoza School of Law at Yeshiva University, that was dedicated to exonerating wrongfully convicted individuals THROUGH DNA TESTING and reforming of the criminal justice system to prevent further injustice.

For over 15 years Barry Scheck and Peter Neufeld have been able to raise public awareness of the serious problems in the Criminal Justice System. The continue, through The Innocence Project, to educate the public via classes, seminars, conferences, clinics, and workshops in the field of Criminal Justice.

Their success is amazing and they even decided to create an "Innocence Network" that includes The Alaska Innocence Project, The Arizona Justice Project, The Northern Arizona Justice Project, The Innocence Project Arkansas, the Midwestern Innocence Project, The California and Hawaii Innocence Project, The Northern California Innocence Project at Santa Clara University, The Colorado Innocence Project, The Connecticut Innocence Project, The New England Innocence Project, The Mid Atlantic Innocence Project, The Innocence Project of Florida, The Georgia Innocence Project, The Idaho Innocence Project, The Medill Innocence Project, The Downstate Illinois Innocence Project, The Innocence Project of Iowa, The Wisconsin Innocence Project, The University of Kentucky Innocence Project, The Innocence Project of New Orleans, The Innocence Project of the Northwest, The Thomas M. Cooley Innocence Project, The Michigan Innocence Clinic, The Innocence Project of Minnesota, the Mississippi Innocence Project, the The Innocence Project at UVA School of Law, The Montana Innocence Project, The Nebraska Innocence Project,The Rocky Mountain Innocence Center, The New England Innocence Project, The New Mexico Innocence and Justice Project, The OHIO Innocence Project, The Pennsylvania Innocence Project, The Palmetto Innocence Project, The Texas Innocence Network, The Innocence Project of Texas, and The Wesleyan Innocence Project. (Special thanks to Attorney Scott M. Kareff for this resource listing)

As a result of the work that started with two men and a dream, Barry Scheck and Peter Neufeld created a very well respected Network of Individuals who share in the same goal, to free the innocent. Through their worldwide website at , Scheck and Neufeld have gained the respect of the world, as they have taken the DNA Evidence Provision to a new standard.

Our question is simple? Where are the other States NOT LISTED ABOVE in their pursuit of Freeing the Innocent Man through usage of technology? Simply said... They are nowhere to be seen!

Attorney Karreff stated that "Having looked into your (The Robert Paisola Foundation) organization, it's mission and its achievements, The Innocence Project is aware and applauds you for your successes that you have had" We thank Barry Scheck and Peter Neufeld, Mr. Kareff and their organization for their notice of the success that we are having around the world! There is no better endorsement than that of Attorney Karreff on behalf of the FOUNDERS of the Innocence Project, and The Innocence Project itself.. his clients!

One thing that Attorney Karreff pointed out in his letter to our office was that even though our successes are and have been noticed on a worldwide basis, there are still people who may believe that we can assist or have the ability and funding to deal with DNA Specific Issues.

This truly makes sense, as the world is aware of the power of DNA Testing, and the decisive changes that it can make to a family of the falsely accused and its global scientific value.

We want to be completely clear to our readers that we do not deal with DNA issues and do not have the ability to assist those seeking exoneration via DNA Extraction and Comparison Methodologies. This is where we simply ask you to visit the Innocence Project Website and "get in line" as you seek the assistance you deserve. If you need assistance not in the scientific realm, but of an investigative nature, we can assist you.

What we do at the Robert Paisola Foundation is much different than what Barry Scheck and Peter Neufeld do with their Network of Affiliate Agencies listed above. We use the media and our investigative techniques and technology to not only prove a mans innocence, but through usage of Investigative Media Techniques and endorsements from world renowned experts across the globe we create public awareness using our vast networks to ensure that EVERYBODY INVOLVED, including the Court, The Judges, The Prosecutors, The Inmates, The Families, Defense Counsel, The Prosecution and most importantly, our readers, viewers and listeners simply know and understand that there is a problem that must be resolved. We do not churn the courts with paperwork, we do not grandstand, we simply point out the issues that have created the illegal conduct that Imprisoned the Condemned , regardless of the "political correctness" of our methods.

The bottom line is if you choose to screw with one of our clients, and you make a mistake, your statements will be heard worldwide. We promise you that.

The Innocence Project that was started by Scheck and Neufeld is applauded by The Robert Paisola Foundation for their work to free the innocent. We are similar, however there are many differences. And you will see in the future, as we forensically examine the Harry Blausey Case based in Licking County (Newark, Ohio) that we are spending a very large sum of money to do what the trial counsel failed to do, and to present that to the people that count, The American Public and Judge Thomas Marcelain of Newark, Ohio, Licking County Ohio via

You should also know that Scheck and Neufeld have a very sophisticated method for accepting cases and that because of the OJ Simpson Trial, they have gained the right to pick and choose who they represent. We understand that they have even created a way to authorize, license and sponsor agencies that support their ideals. And money is generated from the creation and fees generated at their classes, seminars, conferences, clinics, and workshops in the field of Criminal Justice. They have even trademarked their Name INNOCENCE PROJECT ! Impressive!

So, even though we know that the intentions of their organization are somewhat parallel to our missions and goals, we need to again state, we can not assist with issues involving the "Innocence Network" including Murder Issues and Sexual Assault Issues, as we leave that to the worlds best.. Scheck and Neufeld.

Therefore, we want to make a public statement that if you need assistance in the areas covered by The Innocence Network, contact one of their affiliates listed above or below. If you are in a state that does not have an official innocence project, including Utah, we ask one simple question... WHY?

Scheck and Neufeld, publically state that in addition to working on behalf of those who may have been wrongfully convicted of crimes throughout the United States, The Innocence Project performs research and advocacy related to the causes of wrongful convictions. The Innocence Project is a member of the Innocence Network, which brings together a number of innocence organizations from across the United States.

As of July 23, 2009, 240 defendants previously convicted of serious crimes in the United States had been exonerated by DNA testing. Almost all of these convictions involved some form of sexual assault and approximately 25% involved murder. (See Wikipedia)

As of July 23, 2009, 240 defendants previously convicted of serious crimes (Murder Issues and Sexual Assault Issues) in the United States had been exonerated by DNA testing. Almost all of these convictions involved some form of sexual assault and approximately 25% involved murder.(See Wikipedia)

The Robert Paisola Foundation pays high regard to these men who have dedicated their lives to the pursuit of justice and commends their organization for their dedicated focus on Sexual Assault and Murder. This is now essential to our society.

We thank Barry Scheck and Peter Neufeld, Attorney Scott M. Kareff and the entire Innocence Project Team for their acknowledgment of our accomplishments. This means more than you know.

We are in the process of garnering support throughout the country so that The Robert Paisola Foundation, just like The Thomas M. Cooley Innocence Project that are now part of the Innocence Network, will be added to the list of agencies, foundations and individuals who are focused on the goal of freeing the innocent, using a web of agencies in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand to create a non-competitive environment for all who endure to free the enslaved.

In this battle for justice, there are no competitors, just alliances. And the alliances run deep.

We ask Attorney Kareff in this open forum to now allow the hundreds of organizations who work on a daily basis to work side by side with your official clients of the Innocence Project, as they progress toward their mutual goals of reuniting those in The Criminal Justice System with their loved ones. Can you imagine what the world would be like if you were able to continue your trend of freeing 240 innocent people WITH the assistance of hundreds of organizations that share the same ideals as your clients Scheck and Neufeld? We believe that based on statistical data almost 20 percent of the imprisoned population is truly innocent... guess how many are of African American Descent? You know the numbers.

In the meantime, we honor our different approaches to freeing the accused, and pay tribute to the scientific methods of dealing crimes such as Sexual Assault and Murder, but ask you to now open the doors of freedom to men like Harry Blausey, Rick Koerber, Steve Cloward,Robert Lambert and Many others, who represent a new generation of perceived "White Collar Defendants" who are unjustly incarcerated for many years because of illegal and unethical issues with Counsel, Side Deals with the Prosecution, "Counsel who SOLD OUT for other Clients", The Media, The Public Paid Investigators, The Paid vs Non Paid Lawyers and The American Public, who were all convicted in the media... many months if not years before their "day in court"

Thank you Attorney Scott M. Kareff and your firm for your support. We are here 24/7 if you need us!

To your continued success,

Robert Paisola
The Robert Paisola Foundation , The Prison Partners Network and
The Robert Paisola Foundation (Does not deal with DNA Innocence Project Issues)
63 East 11400 South
Suite 407
Sandy, Utah 84070

If you are charged with a sexual assault or a murder, please visit the website of Barry Scheck and Peter Neufeld. If you are someone that they can not assist, please feel free to email us your story. Please be detailed and specific, so that we may adequately review your case. If you have any questions regarding this differentiation between The Robert Paisola Foundation and the classes, seminars, conferences, clinics, and workshops presented by Attorney Scott M. Kareff's clients, please contact us at

This is a list of sites that may also be able to assist you:

Alaska Innocence Project
P.O. Box 201656
Anchorage, AK 99520-1656

Arizona Justice Project
Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
PO BOX 877906
Tempe, AZ 99520-1656

Northern Arizona Justice Project
Robert Schehr, Chair
Department of Criminal Justice
Northern Arizona University
P.O. Box 15005
Flagstaff, AZ 86011-5005

Innocence Project Arkansas
School of Law Legal Clinic
Robert A. Leflar Law Center
1 University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701

Midwestern Innocence Project
6320 Brookside Plaza #1500
Kansas City, MO 64113

California and Hawaii Innocence Project
California Western School of Law
225 Cedar Street
San Diego, CA 92101

Northern California Innocence Project at Santa Clara University
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053-0422

University of California - Irvine
(not a project, but a resource)
William Thompson
Department of Criminology, Law & Society
University of California
Irvine, CA 92697-7080

Colorado Innocence Project
370 17th Street
Suite 4500
Denver, CO 80202

Connecticut Innocence Project
c/o McCarter & English
Cityplace I
185 Asylum Street, 36th Floor
Hartford, CT 06103

New England Innocence Project
Goodwin Procter LLP
Exchange Place
53 State Street
Boston, MA 02109

Office of the Public Defender
Carvel State Building
820 French Street, 3rd Floor
Wilimington, DE 19801

Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016

Innocence Project of Florida
1100 E. Park Ave.
Tallahassee, FL 32301

Georgia Innocence Project
752 1/2 North Highland Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30306

Idaho Innocence Project
Mail Stop 1515
Boise State University
1910 University Drive
Boise, ID 83725-1515

Center on Wrongful Convictions **
Northwestern University School of Law
357 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

Medill Innocence Project
Northwestern University
1845 N. Sheridan Ave.
Evanston, IL 60208

Downstate Illinois Innocence Project
Institute for Legal and Policy Studies at the University of Illinois at Springfield
One University Plaza
MS Public Affairs Center 451
Springfield, IL 62703-5407

Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis
Clinic, Wrongful Convictions Component
735 West New York Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Innocence Project of Iowa
P.O. Box 93
Estherville, Iowa 51335

Midwestern Innocence Project
6320 Brookside Plaza #1500
Kansas City, MO 64113

Midwestern Innocence Project
6320 Brookside Plaza #1500
Kansas City, MO 64113

University of Kentucky Innocence Project
630 College of Law
Rm. 225
Lexington, KY 40506-0048

Kentucky Innocence Project
100 Fair Oaks Lane
Ste. 301
Frankfort, KY 40601

Innocence Project New Orleans
3301 Chartres Street
New Orleans, LA 70117
Phone: (504) 943-1902
Fax:(504) 943-1905

New England Innocence Project
Goodwin Procter LLP
Exchange Place
53 State Street
Boston, MA 02109

Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016

Maryland Office of the Public Defender Innocence Project
Office of the Public Defender for the State of Maryland
201 East Baltimore Street
Suite 1600
Baltimore, MD 21202

New England Innocence Project
Goodwin Procter LLP
Exchange Place
53 State Street
Boston, MA 02109

Thomas M. Cooley Innocence Project
300 S. Capitol Ave. P.O. Box 13038
Lansing, MI 48901

Michigan Innocence Clinic
1029 Legal Research Building
625 State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 4810

Innocence Project of Minnesota
Hamline University School of Law
1536 Hewitt Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55104

Mississippi Innocence Project
University of Mississippi School of Law
P.O. Box 1848
University, MS 38677

Innocence Project New Orleans (operates in Louisiana and Mississippi)
3301 Chartres Street
New Orleans, LA 70117
Phone: (504) 943-1902
Fax:(504) 943-1905

Midwestern Innocence Project
6320 Brookside Plaza #1500
Kansas City, MO 64113

Montana Innocence Project
P.O. Box 8484
Missoula, MT 59802

Nebraska Innocence Project
P.O. Box 24183
Omaha, NE 68124-0183

Midwestern Innocence Project
6320 Brookside Plaza #1500
Kansas City, MO 64113

Rocky Mountain Innocence Center
University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law
358 South 700 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84102

New England Innocence Project
Goodwin Procter LLP
Exchange Place
53 State Street
Boston, MA 02109

Centurion Ministries **
221 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542

New Mexico Innocence and Justice Project
University of New Mexico School of Law
1117 Stanford NE
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Innocence Project at Benjamin N. Cardozo Law School - Yeshiva University **
100 Fifth Avenue, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10011

Second Look Program
Brooklyn Law School
250 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Pace Post-Conviction Project
Barbara C. Salken Criminal Justice Clinic
78 North Broadway, Room G210
White Plains, NY 10603

Reinvestigation Project
Office of the Appellate Defender
11 Park Place, Suite 1601
New York, NY 10007

North Carolina Center on Actual Innocence
Duke/University of North Carolina Law Schools
PO Box 52446
Shannon Plaza Station
Durham, NC 27717

Ohio Innocence Project
University of Cincinnati College of Law
P.O. Box 210040
Cincinnatti, OH 45221-0020

Oklahoma Indigent Defense System - DNA Forensic Testing Program
P.O. Box 926
Norman, OK 73070

Midwestern Innocence Project
6320 Brookside Plaza #1500
Kansas City, MO 64113

Duquesne Law Post-Conviction DNA Project
600 Forbes Avenue, 632 Fisher Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15282

The Innocence Institute of Western Pennsylvania
c/o Point Park College Department of Journalism and Mass Communications
201 Wood Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-1984

Pennsylvania Innocence Project
Temple University Beasley School of Law
1719 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

New England Innocence Project
Goodwin Procter LLP
Exchange Place
53 State Street
Boston, MA 02109

Palmetto Innocence Project
P.O. Box 11623
Columbia, SC 29211

Texas Innocence Network
100 Law Center
Houston, TX 77204-6060

Texas Center for Actual Innocence
University of Texas School of Law
727 East Dean Keeton Street
Austin, TX 78705

Innocence Project of Texas
1511 Texas Avenue
Lubbock, TX 79401

Wesleyan Innocence Project
Texas Wesleyan Univesity School of Law
1515 Commerce St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Rocky Mountain Innocence Center -
Not A Robert Paisola Foundation Partner
358 South 700 East, B235
Salt Lake City, UT 84103

New England Innocence Project
Goodwin Procter LLP
Exchange Place
53 State Street
Boston, MA 02109

Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016

Innocence Project at UVA School of Law
580 Massie Road
Charlottesville, VA 22901

Innocence Project Northwest
University of Washington
William H. Gates Hall, Suite 265
P.O. Box 85110
Seattle, WA 98145-1110

Wisconsin Innocence Project **
University of Wisconsin Law School
Remington Center
Madison, WI 53706

Rocky Mountain Innocence Center
358 South 700 East, B235
Salt Lake City, UT 84103

Association in Defense of the Wrongly Convicted (AIDWYC)
85 King Street East
Suite 318
Toronto, Ontario M5C 1G3

University of British Columbia Law Innocence Project
1822 East Mall
Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z1

Osgoode Hall Innocence Project
Osgoode Hall Law School at York University
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3

University of Leeds Innocence Project
20 Lyddon Terrace
Leeds, LS2 9JT United Kingdom

Innocence Network UK
c/o University of Bristol
Department of Law
Willis Memorial Building
Queen's Road
Bristol BS8 1 RJ
United Kingdom

Griffith University Innocence Project
Parklands Drive
Southport, 4215
QLD 30306

The Sellenger Center
Edith Cowan University
270 Jonndalup Drive
Joondalup, WA 6027

University of Melbourne Innocence Project
Vanessa Stafford, Director
University of Melbourne Law School
185 Pelham Street
Carlton Melbourne
Victoria 3040

Innocence Project New Zealand
School of Psychology
Victoria University of Wellington
P.O. Box 600
Wellington, New Zealand