Archive for February, 2009

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A man convicted of sexually abusing his stepdaughter of nine has been described by a judge as a “good father”.
Judge Christopher Critchlow gave the pervert, who also has convictions for assaulting her siblings, just two years in jail from a maximum of 14 – and said he could return home on release.
The court heard the girl was alone with him last October while her mum was bathing her brother and sister. He pulled down her pyjamas and performed a sex act but the girl’s mum walked in and called the police. The man, who cannot be named, fled the country but was arrested on his return in November. He also had convictions for drunkenly beating the other children.

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Full Article: http://www.stopinjusticenow.com/news/archive/2009/febuary/26/05.htm

Mother of two disabled sons Henrietta Spink offers an insight into the anguish of the Camerons
My heart goes out to the Camerons. A few years ago, David wrote me a letter saying that my book, Henrietta’s Dream, about the heartache of caring for our disabled sons, had touched him and Samantha profoundly. Parents of disabled children are an emotional club, brought together by the constant fear of our children dying.
Death is such a presence in our lives that my husband and I rarely discuss it. Every morning, when we go in to our boys’ rooms, we wonder if they will be alive. We have seen so many of their school friends die. The parents of those with degenerative diseases have the agonising experience of watching them slowly losing their faculties, while those whose children like Ivan Cameron have cerebral palsy and/or epilepsy and are prone to fitting, often find that children who seem fine one day can be gone the next.
People who don’t have a severely disabled child will think that death must be to some degree a blessed release. A tiny part of you does feel that, but a parent’s guilt and the grief is so overwhelming that it far outweighs any relief. When you have a very disabled child, you feel totally responsible and overwhelmingly protective. Such children so totally swamp your life that, if they are no longer there, the void is enormous.
It is hard to move on. I once spoke to a mother for four hours about her son and only discovered at the end that he had died six years earlier. I’ve seen parents burst into tears at the sight of my sons because theirs were no longer with them, even though theirs had lost all function and awareness. Even if you have always known at the back of your mind that your child might die, nothing prepares you for the reality of loss.

Boy, 14, sentenced for sex abuse (BBC News)

Posted: February 26, 2009 in News

Full Article: http://www.stopinjusticenow.com/news/archive/2009/febuary/26/04.htm

A 14-year-old boy has been given a three year supervision order after sexually abusing two 10-year-old boys in Wiltshire.
The boy, from Wootton Bassett, committed the offences when aged 13. He cannot be named for legal reasons.
The sexual assaults, which took place in the bedroom of one of the boys, happened between January and May 2008.
The judge said he chose a supervision order due to the boy’s previous good character and admission of the charges.
Judge Douglas Field, who sentenced the teenager at Swindon Crown Court, highlighted the young age of all concerned as the major factor in this case.

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This revealing and gripping documentary has received strong critical acclaim. Writer – and Michael Jackson fan – Jacques Peretti – had a legal minefield to negotiate to get to the former pop star and made himself seriously ill in the process, but the results are fascinating.
Two years ago Jackson was acquitted of child molestation, but instead of returning to his Neverland home, he disappeared. Peretti wanted to find out why, and in so doing, get to the truth of what really drove Jackson to such spectacular self-destruction.

Give Her Back (ITV News, Late Edition)

Posted: February 26, 2009 in News

Full Article: http://www.stopinjusticenow.com/news/archive/2009/febuary/26/02.htm

Watch The Broadcast;
JUST RELEASED!
Social workers who snatched four-day-old baby (ITV Evening Edition)
(The Story of Sarah, Ian Walton and their Daughter Crystal) (Our Story)
I Ian Walton Take Responsibility For Naming Our Selves In This Article And Not London Tonight
Social workers who snatched four-day-old baby put her up for adoption over unproven abuse claim
Mums heartbreaking fight to get her daughter back.
A mum and dad have been told they will never see their young daughter again after she was snatched away at only four days old.
Tiny Baby A was taken from her mum by social workers who claimed the tot, who we will call Emily, was at risk in the family home.
Not because of the mums failure to care for her but because of a six-year-old unproven claim that her husband had injured his son from a previous marriage.

Support for Natural Parents is Key Factor

Posted: February 26, 2009 in News

Full Article: http://www.stopinjusticenow.com/news/archive/2009/febuary/26/01.htm

Originally Published 18th February 2009Readers Letter:
I AM writing concerning the proposed adoption of the four-old girl whose father has been accused of causing brain damage to his son years earlier (Advertiser, February 4).
The mother has done nothing wrong and it is a despicable and inhumane act to remove from her the child whom she bore and loves. The sanctimonious pontification by Andrew Fraser seems to be couched in terms of self-justification and smacks of an attitude that social services are always right and no one else has any right to question their decisions.

Panorama – Jailed For A Knife

Posted: February 22, 2009 in News

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WATCH THE BROADCAST:
Thoughtful documentary examining the issues around the recent rise in youth knife crime.
At least 34 teenagers were stabbed to death last year in the UK. In just a decade, the number sentenced for carrying a knife has risen ten-fold. So why are so many of Britains youngsters arming themselves with knives? And why do some kill?