Disappearances on US-Mexico border rise concern on United Nations

June 8, 2018 | Brainwave Science




The disappearance of 21 men and 2 women between February and the 16th of May of 2018 was documented by the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Office, in Mexico. This took place in Nuevo Laredo (Tamaulipas State), however, a local human rights organization stated there have been at least 40 disappearances during this period. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein has called on the Mexican authorities to take urgent steps to end such wave of disappearances. Along with this concern, strong indications present that these crimes have been committed by federal security forces. According to testimonies received by the UN Human Rights Office, these disappearances were allegedly perpetrated by a federal security force, often late at night or at dawn. People were reportedly detained by uniformed personnel as they walked or drove along public roads, and several burnt out and bullet-ridden vehicles found by the roadside. Mr. Zeid noted that despite relevant information and evidence Mexican authorities have made little progress in locating the disappeared persons and investigating what happened to them. In some cases, families have undertaken their own searches, without any protection, and relatives have to date found the bodies of at least 6 victims. Several witnesses have been subjected to threats, and 1 disappeared for 2 days. “It is vital that Mexican authorities carry out an effective search of those whose whereabouts are still unknown and to conduct a diligent, independent and complete investigation to find out what happened, identify those responsible and ensure they are brought to justice. They must also grant protection to witnesses and defenders, and assistance to victims’ relatives,” Mr. Zeid stated.






It is hard to fight criminals, but harder even more so when one realizes that the criminal is an officer, agent or military personnel. The current investigative tools at law enforcement’s disposal, such as the DNA or polygraph test, though might be useful are not best suited to keep up with this type of crimes. On May 10th, 2018, the National Human Rights Commission issued precautionary measures addressed, among others, to Semar (the Navy) to protect the civil population of Tamaulipas, but at least 3 disappearances have happened since then. Mr. Zeid stated, “It is extremely worrying that these enforced disappearances are taking place just a few months after the adoption of the General Law on Disappearances. What has been happening in Nuevo Laredo is a litmus test of whether this new law represents the change its adoption promises or whether enforced disappearances, followed by impunity and a lack of reparation to the victims, will continue.” “States have the obligation to guarantee the security of the population. In the case of enforced disappearance and extrajudicial executions carried out by public officials, it is even more urgent for the State to act to demonstrate that it neither condones nor tolerates the commission of such grave violations,” the High Commissioner said. How can Mexico cooperate successfully with the UN and make sure that no innocents are arrested for the disappearances, at the same time it is imperative to find who the real criminals are? What if there is a technology that allows UN and Mexico border/local authorities to gather intelligence within the families and officers and unveil who is the responsible party and how are these disappearances planned?






The number of disappearances in US-Mexico border is on high alert by the UN. Daily many officers and agents are dedicated to multiple criminal investigations, nonetheless sometimes this side of the law also must be investigated. iCognative by Brainwave Science is the go-to investigative tool highly useful and uniquely qualified for such situations. The power of iCognative technology lies in its ability to distinguish accurately between criminals and innocents, by detecting concealed or hidden information in the brain. A test can be conducted on any person of interest since it respects Human Rights and it is non-invasive.

The applicability of iCognative extends to Border Security, Law Enforcement, Counterterrorism, Counterintelligence and more. The main advantage of this technology is that it can easily determine what the suspect knows, based on a simple test and a series of stimuli connected to the case. To conduct a test on a subject, the test case needs to be built with information about the case, used as stimuli. This information is confidential, known only to the investigative agent and of relevance to the perpetrator. Considering this situation, we can use the information we have from the media: The time of day chosen to make the victims disappear – late at night or at dawn; Type of clothes worn by the people that have approached the victims before disappearance – uniform; The location where the victims are approached – public roads; What victims are doing when they are approached – walking or driving along public roads; Method used to destroy the vehicles of the victims – burnt out and bullet-ridden vehicles. The investigative agent can also use information that the victim’s families are aware because of their own investigations, to understand if there are any connections to other disappearances.

This information, used as stimuli in the form of words, phrases or pictures, depending on its availability and confidentiality, will be displayed to the suspect on a computer screen, one after another. Then, the system collects brain responses to each stimulus and all these brain responses are analyzed at end of the test by the analysis engine to determine with 99.9% accuracy if the information is present or absent in the brain of the suspect. iCognative relies on detecting a distinct change in electrical activity when a human brain responds to the sight of familiar stimuli.  All officers, agents, and militaries who are under suspicion can be tested in a short period of time, with dignity and the certainty that justice will come to light. If fair investigations are carried out Mexican authorities can quickly resolve this problem and eliminate the fundamental cause of a possible systemic problem. It can very well serve as an example and a warning to all officers who try to misuse power at the cost of country’s international reputation.

Further application of iCognative by Brainwave Science can help differentiate between the ranks in the organization that is behind these disappearances, uncover their funding operations, the modus operandi of the network and thereby eliminate the root cause of all problems.



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