‘Empty Pushchair Horror’ on ‘Empowerment Monday’: 30 September 2013
Public Attention for Secret Family Courts and Institutionalised Injustice
Empowerment Mondays were created by Fiona James of the Free Spirit Foundation and Caul Grant, founder of the Campaign for Truth and Justice. They were launched on 16 Sept 2013, the day of the inquest into the death of Mark Duggan who was shot and killed by Tottenham Police on 4 Aug 2011.
Empowerment Mondays take place from 10am to 4pm outside the Royal Courts of Justice in the Strand in London. The organisers considered the first event a success, after 50 bus lines were effected and traffic had been brought to a standstill by going slowly on the zebra crossing. Subsequently Scotland Yard invited them to facilitate their lawful protest.
With Empty Pushchair Horror, this Monday will bring together many parents and grandparents who have lost their children due to the secrecy of family courts. They sanction when Social Services take children from their birth parents and hand them to foster parents for £400 / week. Unique to the UK, children can even get adopted against the parents’ will. In over 800 cases a year, parents get criminalised and falsely imprisoned, as admitted by Harriet Harman MP in 2006. The number of children in care keeps rising, as local authorities are incentivised by rewards and adoption targets.
Child Snatching is one of Seven Deadly Syndromes and Seven Media Cover-Ups
A Media Report by Public Interest Advocates
The Association of McKenzie Friendswas launched in March 2012, to assist Litigants in Person with lay legal advice. In that function, its members have come across untold victims of paedophilia, child snatching and other white collar crimes, as well as deeply flawed miscarriages of justice.
As Public Interest Advocates, McKenzie Friends have identified seven Deadly Syndromes and seven Media Cover-Upsas their common causes:
- Secret Societies – The Private Lives of Public People
- Mainstream Media Cover-Ups – Strategies for Gagging, Controlling and generally Dumbing Down
- Crimes against Children and Families – Paedophilia, Child Snatching and Premature Sexualisation
- Reporting Fraud and White Collar Crimes – Public Services as Perpetrators and Non-Investigators
- The Illegality of Usury and Wars – How Successive Governments Ignore National Law and International Treaties
- Policing– Who Guards the Guards? Who Controls the Controllers?
- CONTEST: Counter-Terrorism Strategies – How the Counter-Terrorism Strategies Drive Miscarriages of Justice – in the follow-up of 9/11 and 7/7.
Association of McKenzie Friends
assisting Litigants in Person
with Lay Legal Advice
28 October 2012
Five Mothers on Hunger Strike in HMP Holloway
Melissa Laird is an American who started a hunger strike after having been refused bail by a UK immigration lawyer. She has not seen her now 5-year-old son for ten months and is seriously hampered from advancing her case inside prison. She has been joined by four other women, one of whom is Russian, who also protest against the separation from their children.
Melissa gave birth to her boy in August 2007, thanks to a test tube. In August 2011 she moved to Spain. There she had a job and acquired a house, when her son caught pneumonia and she took him to a hospital near Alicante. Strangely enough, Spanish Police arrested her, claiming that she is somebody else, on 13th December 2011.
Having been talked into signing an extradition document, she was flown to HMP Holloway, while Barnet Social Services took ‘care’ of her son. She was dragged not only through the family but also the criminal court and advised to plead guilty of ‘abducting a child’. Her 6 months sentence finished on 30th June, since when she is being held on ‘immigration issues’.
Two McKenzie Friends were at the hearing when bail was refused because the judge could not “go behind the judgement” and due to “the welfare the child”. She began to think about hunger strike even though she was advised that nobody would take any notice.
McKenzie Friends visited her on Saturday 28th October which was her 16th day of taking neither food nor drink. They asked the Visitors Centre to alert the Health Service and were invited to inform Safer Custody and the Family Rights Group.
Having worked as a legal secretary before, Ms Laird has complained to many officials about the violation of Article 8: the right to family life. Other McKenzie Friends have often pointed out that even Baby P’s mother had the right to see her child while in prison. There are many unanswered questions in this drama. But nobody answers the most important ones: how does the boy feel without his mother? Why has nobody ensured that they could see each other?
In the wake of the Savile scandal, it is hoped that investigations will include the institutionalised supply of children to foster parents and homes who also hand them to paedophiles.
For further information: please contact Sabine McNeill on 07968 039 141
Chairperson: Belinda McKenzie
Web Publisher: Sabine K McNeill; Treasurer: Peter Bellett
After four weeks of prosecution witnesses produced by Haringey Council, I produced this document about Children Stolen by Social Services and Secret Family Courts.
- four journalists as experts
- Ian Josephs as prime helper par excellence
- articles by Christopher Booker about the Musa case
- related articles in The Telegraph
- The Times Family Justice Campaign in 2008
- Media Responses to Prof. Ireland’s Report on Expert Witnesses
- Early Day Motions in Parliament
- Daily Mail articles
- TV Programmes
- WhatDoTheyKnow / YouTube / Facebook / Websites / Blogs / Petitions.
Who’s on Trial: Claimants or Defendants?
Wood Green Court will unite one of the worst bankruptcies and the worst of all child snatching cases.
One of the earliest cases published was Mr Ebert’s bankruptcy[ii], in book form as The Forensics of Legal Fraud[iii]. It is believed to be one of the worst in terms of financial value and legal cover-up.
Mr Ebert’s trial will take place in Wood Green Crown Court: on Wednesday, 6th and Thurssay, 7th June, Court 8 with Judge Udder and two Magistrates. It brings to light astonishingly negligent (if not criminal) behaviour of major institutions that we rely on to feel secure in our homes.
Every person in the UK can potentially be affected by the outcome of this trial. For it will either acknowledge or bury the solid evidence that this Litigant in Person is bringing into Court to test the “beyond reasonable doubt” Rule of Law that needs to be applied in criminal court cases.
TAKING NOTES BANNED FROM CRIMINAL COURT
Calling All Media Professionals Interested in Fair Trials
Following a directive by his senior colleague, Sir Nicholas Wall, the President of the Family Division, Judge Patrick issued yesterday a ‘blanket ban’ on reporting, including the internet, on the Musa case – a criminal trial scheduled to last 4 weeks in Wood Green Court.
People in the public gallery were not allowed to take notes either. However, professional journalists showed their credentials and seemed to get permission.
NEWS RELEASE 21 May 2012
Four-Week Criminal Trial Starting Monday, May 21st, Wood Green Court, London N22
for Nigerian Couple Imprisoned since 28th November 2011- wanting their 7 Children back
Nigerian Bishop Gloria Musa and her husband Joseph Chiwar Musa were found guilty of having drugged their then youngest child in a secret Family Court hearing on 28th November 2011. Gloria overheard the President of the Family Division say to the Officer of Haringey Police “they must not get bail”. Two bail applications have been refused, since they were imprisoned at the Family Court.
Their first five children were taken by eight Haringey Police officers in April 2010, without any legal paperwork. Ten days later, a letter was produced that was supposedly written by the eldest daughter. This letter is now said to have been lost by Haringey Police. Other allegations followed, such as the mother being a sex worker. A DNA test proving the father to be the same for all children, was artificially delayed for months, while contact sessions with the children were being cancelled or ignored, even though the parents had to travel to Kent. A judge had ordered for the children to be ‘cared’ for in the London area, but it is typical for Social Services and Local Councils to act above the law.
In fact, three hours after the birth of the sixth child, nine police officers showed up in hospital, strangled the mother, pulled her arms and legs, took the baby and left her unconscious, with permanent injuries on her leg. Since the baby ‘failed to thrive in care’, she was returned. A specially ordered vaccination seems to have caused the temperature that made the parents take her to hospital. There she was administered ketamine, a drug that shows up as opiates in the blood. Sir Nicholas Wall, the President of the Family Division, said “professionals don’t lie” and came to the conclusion that, “on the balance of probabilities”, the parents must have drugged the baby. Since then, Prof. Ireland published her widely published report about the lack of qualification of ‘expert witnesses’.
In the criminal court hearing the prosecutor will now have to convince a jury “beyond all reasonable doubt”, i.e. the scrutiny with which the evidence is examined, is much higher. Does this family have human rights? quotes a whistleblower in The Telegraph in December 2010: At a recent case conference, the social workers admitted that maybe they had made a mistake, and that the mother they had falsely accused was in fact devoted and blameless. But apparently, because of “press interest” in the case, the officials agreed that the council could not afford the very damaging publicity which might follow if the unhappy children were reunited with their parents. It was therefore vital that the council should continue to justify its actions.
Only people who have become victims of child snatching or other white collar crimes can believe the pattern that is emerging: when somebody in any institution makes a mistake, colleagues and all other institutions go to any length to cover them up. This includes committing criminal acts. Hence the world wide protest against child abuse on March 6th 2012, the recent two week demo Judiciary guilty of Criminal Acts and Abolish the IPCC, which resulted in the Chairman of the Home Select Committee announcing a public inquiry into the IPCC.
For further information, please contact Sabine K McNeill on 07968 039 141 or email@example.com
Notes to Editors:
The online petition The Secrecy of the Family Courts should be lifted NOW has been signed 957 times so far, with most remarkable comments.
Ian Josephs, a former Local Councillor of Kent, publishes Forced Adoption handles 3 – 6 new cases every day and acknowledges the Musa case to be the worst of all, together with Christopher Booker of The Telegraph who has written more articles about this case than any other.
- Briefing for potential supporters in Wood Green Court (gloriamusa.wordpress.com)
- How do you Endure Humiliation, Pain and 22 Hours of being Locked Up? (gloriamusa.wordpress.com)
- Starting Monday May 21st, Criminal Jury Trial scheduled for 4 weeks in Wood Green Court, London (gloriamusa.wordpress.com)
- UK Social Services may have overstepped the mark laid down by EU law (gloriamusa.wordpress.com)
- Unconvicted Political Prisoners in London and Cardiff: innocent until found guilty??? (mckenzies4fairness.wordpress.com)
- Judiciary Guilty of Criminal Acts… especially in family courts (victims-unite.net)
- Baby P council falsely accused me of abusing a child, reveals whistleblower who feared she’d lose her daughter (parentsagainstinjustice.org)