Recently in Grangeville
Idaho, Julie Chmelik's daughter came home and told her that
she'd had her picture and fingerprints taken that day in
school. Mrs. Chmelik was surprised and upset. A
permission slip to participate in the Child ID project had
been sent home but Mrs. Chmelik chose not to sign it.
She did not want the Child ID. She called the school
to find out why they included her daughter in this project
when she didn't sign the permission slip.
The Principal of the school
told her that is was a mistake of "good intentions".
They assumed that the failure to return the permission slip
was just an oversight by parents and since the PTA was
paying for the cards, they went ahead processed all of the
Following Chmelik's complaint, the Principal, C. Stefani, sent a letter home with the children explaining what happened.
From the letter:
"The District is currently awaiting the return of all the pictures and information that was sent to Ident-A-Kid".
Think about this - Ident-A-Kid
franchise operation. Anybody can buy a franchise.
John Wayne Gacy could have bought a franchise. And why
do they need to send the information off campus?
The whole ID card could have been produced on site.
And just because they say they delete the information after
60 days - doesn't mean that copies of the information aren't
made and sent elsewhere. And - without question -
there is a market for this information that would be worth a
lot more money than the $5.00 or $6.00 per card fees.
Is it any wonder that they produce the card for free to
parents and the schools?
Letter to the Editor published in the Idaho County Free Press - 4/24/2007
"All parents have the right to
know what took place at Grangeville Elementary School
recently. The GEMS PTA arranged for an agent affiliated with
the National Ident-A-Kid program to come into the school in
order to produce ID cards for the students which entailed
obtaining the child's photo, fingerprints and personal
information. Did parents know that this was not an
organization with a legitimate board of directors, but
rather, a privately owned franchise and the "agent" taking
your child's information is not a nationally recognized
provider to obtain fingerprints? To make matters worse, some
children were fingerprinted and photographed without
parental consent? Authorizations were sent home to the
parents; however, on the day in question, if your child did
not have written authorization from a parent, it was
"assumed" that you, the parent, "forgot" to sign the form
(that is the explanation I was given).
Ident-A-Kid is a franchise business that was started in 1987. Some of their advertisements say they don't keep any data on a computer. Other advertisements say they delete the information after 60 days.
A Missouri Ident-A-Kid franchiser provided this information:
Excerpts from the Child Project website:
The CHILD Project will establish the national database by providing easy-to-use iris recognition cameras to law enforcement and social service agencies throughout the country. The units will have 7/24 web-based access to the main database located at NMCO's headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona through a secure network connection and strict security.
The CHILD Project will complement and enhance fingerprinting and photo identification programs now in place across the nation. The CHILD Project will significantly improve these programs by capturing and storing a unique numeric identifier based on a digital photograph of the individual's iris, along with pertinent demographic information. The iris recognition equipment is very portable and simple to use, making it ideal for use at remote locations such as fairs and special events.
NMCO is a member of the Association for Missing & Exploited Children's Organizations (AMECO) working with over 30 other agencies in the United States and Canada dedicated to providing victim assistance and education. Kym Pasqualini, the founder, President and CEO of NMCO, is a member of the AMECO Board of Directors and is also serving as Chairman of the Government Relations Committee and member of the Ethics Committee.
In an effort to improve it's capabilities to identify and locate missing children, the Nation's Missing Children Organization (NMCO) has formed a unique alliance with The CHILD Project, LLC to create and implement the CHILD Project. The Children's Identification and Location Database is a nationwide network and registry, utilizing iris recognition biometric technology provided and supported by The CHILD Project, to quickly and positively identify missing children.
The CHILD Project is a collaborative effort between the Nation's Missing Children Organization (NMCO) and The CHILD Project to create a nationwide Children's Identification and Location Database, which utilizes iris recognition biometric technology.
More research reveals:
From The Point Group's website:
"In an effort to further the likelihood of identifying and locating missing children, the Nation's Missing Children Organization (NMCO) and The Point Group companies, Inc. (TPG) have created the CHILD Project. The Children's Identification and Location Database is a nationwide network and registry, which utilizes iris recognition biometric technology provided and supported by TPG to identify missing children."
Iris recognition is based on the most mathematically unique biometric - the iris of the eye. The human iris is absolutely unique, even between twins or an individual's right and left eyes. The iris itself is stable throughout a person's life (approximately from the age of one). The physical characteristics of the iris do not change with age. Iris recognition biometric technology positively determines the identity of an individual by capturing a high resolution digital photograph of the individual's iris. The unique features contained in the iris are compared against a database and the identity of the individual determined.
"The Child Project"
It's very clever to have the National Missing Children's Organization (NMCO) build a national database of information on children because the impression is that the database contains only the information on missing children. Implicit in the FAQs is that the computer system they are building must contain the data on all children in order for it to work as advertised. Furthermore, a security system that reads the eyes of children must be implemented in all schools and places where children receive social services in order for the system to work as a tool to identify missing children. The NMCO is playing on the fears of parents to protect their children - getting them to voluntarily sign their children up for a lifetime of police state monitoring and control.
Another key piece of information that they are withholding from parents is that "Real ID" and police state monitoring is an international agenda - not just a national agenda.
Incremental implementation - initial population targets: