With my German sense of structure, I am now re-organising the site into Punishment and Crime and discover many gems of information, e.g.
this extract from “The Times” April 13th 2010!
“Lord Justice Wall (the most senior family court judge) said that the determination of some social workers to place children in an “unsatisfactory care system” away from their families was “quite shocking”.
In a separate case on which Sir Nicholas Wall also sat, Lord Justice Aikens described the actions of social workers in Devon as
“more like Stalin’s Russia or Mao’s China than the West of England” !
It is very hard to ‘process’ this overwhelming evidence of a system that is more than broke while meeting the victims who are broken by it:
- the 267-page personal account Damned if They Do or its shorter summary of how it works
- the Foreign father whose two sons are adopted by the foster carers under his eyes, after he lost his marriage, job and house,
- the Musa familywhose legal team has to defend ridiculous allegations by Haringey Council in a court that thinks it ‘just’ to
However, media professionals are at work outside the UK jurisdiction:
- in the US
- in Nigeria
Even though it is hard to gather and present the facts in cases that are not only complex but also governed by threats and realities of imprisonment, it is ‘nice’ to notice the sense of outrage ‘going global’.
- Haringey Council: worst child snatching case in criminal court for 4 weeks, starting today (publicityonline.wordpress.com)
- Briefing for potential supporters in Wood Green Court (gloriamusa.wordpress.com)
- TAKING NOTES BANNED FROM COURT: Calling All Media Professionals Interested in Fair Trials (publicityonline.wordpress.com)
- Blanket Ban on Reporting about the Musa case – directive by Sir Nicholas Wall – means: Be There! (gloriamusa.wordpress.com)