“Kids in Crisis”: an Anatomy of cover-ups by a scandal silenced sinced 1998


Guardian / Front page - 19 February 2011

Guardian / Front page – 19 February 2011 (Photo credit: *spo0ky*)

Here is the story of a former Director of Social Services who had become a whistleblower, but was gagged to remain silent: Silencing a scandal – the story of Colin Smart – published by The Guardian in April 1998:

“It is debatable,” he wrote, “whether the majority of children now in residential care have been more harmed by the circumstances which brought them into the system, or by their time with social services.”

Grandma B and other Elderly Victims


Just as every child that gets snatched is a family drama and a shame for society, so is every elderly victim of this society at least an embarrassment, if not a scandal such as Grandma B’s story.

This was a first announcement – as organised white collar crime – what other description would be adequate?

Here’s a summary page about this special group of victims of a society that suffers more and more from the lack of the Enforcement of the Bank of England Act 1694. But who makes the connections necessary?

The Abuse of Grandma B – a sad story of organised white collar crime


Whether it’s children or the elderly: when money is in sight, Social Services, local Police, local councils and politicians – they seem to prefer to benefit from bribes than stand up for the vulnerable and victims…

This link is about her short story and this one a bit longer – very reminiscent indeed of Paulette H Cooper whose assets have been plundered in the same systematic way. On top of that, she now is suffering from NHS blunders… But, of course, the NHS is protected by a Royal Charter just like all other civil servants…

Here’s an article about the diamond wedding and here about the husband’s death.

Some call it ‘state terrorism’ when the state is out to get its citizens – whether as individuals or ‘en bloc’ and ‘en masse’…

For any hope for justice or compensation seems useless. But we owe it to our conscience to have tried our best!

Abolish the ban on recording court proceedings – an idea whose time has come?


The petition signers who left 13 comments about “What’s wrong with recording in court” on page 18 are not alone.

Here’s an interesting site: Gov You – Crowdsourcing ideas for changes to UK law.

One of the ideas is to abolish the ban on recording court proceedings – proposed by barrister Alistair Kelman. I asked him via Twitter whether he can do something for Norman.


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