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Do you all remember this thread from 1 year ago? http://goedhartvoordieren.nl/?page=r/whatisthisthing/comments/6elu69/help_europol_fight_child_abuse_by_identifying/
You can help again. Europol uploads new pictures throughout the year. You can view them and hopefully identify them here: https://www.europol.europa.eu/stopchildabuse
Quoting Europol's request for help:
The most innocent clues can sometimes help crack a case. The objects are all taken from the background of an image with sexually explicit material involving minors. For all images below, every other investigative avenue has already been examined. Therefore we are requesting your assistance in identifying the origin of some of these objects. We are convinced that more eyes will lead to more leads and will ultimately help to save these children.
Can you help us recognise the objects? We specifically want to trace their origin (location/country). You can help by clicking on an object you recognise and providing Europol with the information you have on the object. This can be done anonymously. Once the origin of an object is identified, we will inform the competent law enforcement authority of the involved country to further investigate this lead and hopefully speed up the identification of both the offender and the victim.
If you recognize any of the brands in the images on Europol's site, click on the image and send that info!
Knowing the brand of an object can help law enforcement locate what city or country the victim might be in.
Now for the bucket/tub of sidewalk chalk:
I've been trying to find the brand all day. I've uploaded the original image and the image higher contrasts here: https://imgur.com/gallery/Vzff6b7
It looks like the pink bubble text says "chalk." The scribbly black text above it might be "20 pcs." If so, it might stand for "20 pieces of chalk. However, don't assume this. What do you read it as?
I've spent hours looking for what font is used for the pink bubbly text, I've found a lot of fonts that look similar. If I've seen the font, my brain was too fried to recognize it. I think it might be a custom or altered font.
I don't even know if it's possible to find a brand from the font of just one product... but it's something. Maybe looking for it is a waste of time that could be spent on a more useful solution.
Edit 8/1/18: I'm looking here now for a match https://www.alibaba.com/countrysearch/CN/chalk-bucket.html
Edit 8/2/18: One of the users below pointed out the stuff in the bucket might actually be clay. Another user pointed out the pink “bubble text” might actually be a caterpillar.
I hope one of you here can recognize one of the objects or locations in the photos. I hope we can work together to find the brand of this damn bucket.