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    - Harvard And the CIA Continued - Parents Claim School Officials Ignored Sexual Assaults - Psychopaths Are Not Neurally Equipped to Have Concern for Others -
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 25 8:41 PM
      - Harvard And the CIA Continued
      - Parents Claim School Officials Ignored Sexual Assaults
      - Psychopaths Are Not Neurally Equipped to Have Concern for Others
      - Chile arrests 4 accused of burning baby in rite
      - What Was Left Out? A Critique of "Capturing the Friedmans"

      Harvard And the CIA Continued
      February 11, 1978

      ANOTHER FACET OF Harvard's relationship, past and present, with the
      Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) emerged last week as Dr. Martin T. Orne '48,
      the director of a Medical School hypnosis research project in the early '60s,
      outlined how his group unwittingly received $30,000 from the CIA. Last
      week's disclosure of Orne as the "unidentified researcher" mentioned in a
      University statement on CIA funding of Harvard projects raises several
      questions, centering not so much on the hypnosis research--which does not seem to
      be controversial--as on the University's decision to honor Orne's request to
      remain unidentified....

      The University's attitude toward releasing information on CIA-funded
      projects is particularly distressing in light of the fact that last week's
      disclosure of the CIA's interest in Orne's work will certainly not be the last
      word on the agency's involvement with Harvard. Other researchers with more
      to hide than Orne may also ask to remain unidentified, but the University
      should pursue a strict policy of disclosing all information it receives from
      the CIA. And the first step in accordance with this policy should be the
      release of documents relating to Harvard's involvement in the CIA MK-ULTRA
      projects. Daniel Steiner '54, general counsel to the University, said in
      October that he would release these documents. Now that Orne has been
      identified as one of the researchers who received CIA funds, the University no
      longer has an argument for withholding the documents.

      NewsChannel 5 Investigates:
      Parents Claim School Officials Ignored Sexual Assaults
      Feb 25, 2013
      By Phil Williams
      Chief Investigative Reporter

      NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Two families claim, in a federal lawsuit filed Monday
      against Robertson County schools, that their young sons were sexually
      assaulted by other children.

      It allegedly happened inside East Robertson Elementary School.
      And even more disturbing: they claim school officials failed to stop it,
      failed to report it, even refused to cooperate with investigators.

      NewsChannel 5 Investigates confirmed that those allegations even sparked a
      criminal investigation into the conduct of school officials. "My child
      was bullied sexually, and nobody seemed to want to do anything about it," one
      of the mothers, Taryn Spivey, told NewsChannel 5.

      Both families say the assaults have left their young children with deep
      emotional scars....

      Science News
      Psychopaths Are Not Neurally Equipped to Have Concern for Others
      Apr. 24, 2013 — Prisoners who are psychopaths lack the basic
      neurophysiological "hardwiring" that enables them to care for others, according to a new
      study by neuroscientists at the University of Chicago and the University
      of New Mexico.

      "A marked lack of empathy is a hallmark characteristic of individuals with
      psychopathy," said the lead author of the study, Jean Decety, the Irving
      B. Harris Professor in Psychology and Psychiatry at UChicago. Psychopathy
      affects approximately 1 percent of the United States general population and
      20 percent to 30 percent of the male and female U.S. prison population.
      Relative to non-psychopathic criminals, psychopaths are responsible for a
      disproportionate amount of repetitive crime and violence in society.

      "This is the first time that neural processes associated with empathic
      processing have been directly examined in individuals with psychopathy,
      especially in response to the perception of other people in pain or distress," he

      The results of the study, which could help clinical psychologists design
      better treatment programs for psychopaths, are published in the article,
      "Brain Responses to Empathy-Eliciting Scenarios Involving Pain in Incarcerated
      Individuals with Psychopathy," which appears online April 24 in the
      journal JAMA Psychiatry....

      What Was Left Out? A Critique of "Capturing the Friedmans"
      See how Friedman's own attorney describes the movie as "containing
      interviews, cut and spliced, and taken out of context."
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjYWOZgMbHQ (http://goo.gl/x76ua) http://goo.gl/x76ua

      describes crimes

      Chile arrests 4 accused of burning baby in rite
      Friday Apr 26, 2013 The Associated Press

      SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chilean police on Thursday arrested four people
      accused of burning a baby alive in a ritual because the leader of the sect
      believed that the end of the world was near and that the child was the

      The 3-day-old baby was taken to a hill in the town of Colliguay near the
      Chilean port of Valparaiso on Nov. 21 and was thrown into a bonfire. The
      baby's mother, 25-year-old Natalia Guerra, had allegedly approved the
      sacrifice and was among those arrested....

      Authorities said the 12-member sect was formed in 2005 and was led by
      Ramon Gustavo Castillo Gaete, 36, who remains at large.

      "Everyone in this sect was a professional," Ampuero said. "We have someone
      who was a veterinarian and who worked as a flight attendant, we have a
      filmmaker, a draftsman. Everyone has a university degree. "

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