Monday, September 14, 2015
Incredibly evil British social workers again
More use of bureaucratic power to inflict hurt and distress
A mother has won back her newborn son after social workers who 'disliked her from the outset' took him away when he was just three hours old.
The woman's baby was put into care for seven months amid concerns for the child's welfare. But the young boy has now been returned to his mother after a court ruled he had been taken away 'on the basis of unsubstantiated and frankly incorrect information'.
According to the Daily Record, Sheriff Elizabeth McFarlane said social worker Caroline Ferrier gave 'confused and confusing' evidence as she tried to justify her actions.
But she added that Ms Ferrier had clearly 'disliked the mother from the outset'.
North Ayrshire Council has now apologised to the mother. But the woman - who cannot be named for legal reasons - said she is still struggling to bond with her child as a result of the furore.
She told the Irvine Herald: 'They snatched him from my arms three hours after he was born by Caesarean and said I wasn't allowed to feed him.
'I feel utterly harassed. They said I was under the influence of drugs and alcohol. That was a lie.
'My dad tried to take his own life the night my son was born too – the situation was utterly unbearable. And they did it all just because they didn't like me.'
A child protection order was granted at Kilmarnock Sheriff Court after the social workers took him into their care last year.
But the order was overturned at a later hearing after Sheriff McFarlane described the evidence as 'confused and, in some parts, plainly wrong.' Sheriff McFarlane, who said the case was 'alarming', added that she was 'extremely concerned' about the answers Ferrier gave the court.
She said: 'I formed the clear impression that Mrs Ferrier had disliked (the mother) from the outset and had not taken the necessary steps to fully investigate previous allegations about her.
'Information presented was at best mistaken and at worst complete fabrication.'
Sheriff McFarlane also said that an unnamed social worker may have committed perjury.
The baby was finally given back to his mother just before Christmas last year.
North Ayrshire Council reportedly told the woman in a letter that Ferrier and another social worker no longer worked for them. The letter apologised and said the conduct 'did not mirror the professional standards expected of them as social workers'.
A council spokesman said they could not comment on individual cases but added that it had 'robust policies and practices' in place.
'We are working closely with staff and partner agencies to reinforce these. We would reassure service users and their families that each client's case is subject to regular review,' they said.
'If poor or inappropriate practice is uncovered, the council will always take swift action to address this.'
Ferrier was suspended from social work in July while the Scottish Social Services Council investigates.
Police in Washington state are searching for two anarchists who attacked an Air Force officer with mace and a baseball bat after a protest got out of hand.
During the protest Sept. 5, the officer was forced to stop his motorcycle by a group of anarchists, Air Force Times reports. Upon seeing that there were two confederate flags on his motorcycle, two men dressed in black and camouflage clothing jumped forward and sprayed the officer in the face with mace. They also used a baseball bat to hit him in the back. A bystander tried to intervene and help the officer, but the bystander was also sprayed with mace.
The name of the officer, who is a pilot from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, is not being released at this time. He suffered eye irritation and bruises on his shoulder and back from the baseball bat.
The so-called peaceful protest also resulted in major damage to city hall in Olympia, Wash. Olympia police stated that while people have the right to speech under the First Amendment, the message of hatred spread at the event lead to violence against person and property.
Police said that the hate group is known locally as the “anarchists” and the two males who assaulted the officer are reportedly both approximately 6 feet 4 inches tall.
Atheist Group Says Football Team Chaplains at Public Universities Are Unconstitutional
The Freedom From Religion Foundation, an atheist group, has sent a report to public universities claiming that providing chaplains to their football teams is unconstitutional.
Alliance Defending Freedom, a non-profit legal organization that advocates religious liberty, sent letters to universities in response to the atheist group’s claim.
“Public universities should be commended, not attacked, for making chaplains available to student athletes who want them, especially since hectic team travel schedules often prevent students from participating in weekend worship services,” ADF Legal Counsel Travis Barham said in a statement.
“Simply making these chaplains available does not somehow mean the schools are unconstitutionally endorsing any particular religion or even religion in general. The universities should simply ignore these unfounded demands from anti-religious groups, especially since the courts have upheld similar chaplain programs in a wide variety of other contexts for decades.”
Black lives don't matter: To blacks
“What’s painfully tragic already, and it’s going to get worse if it continues, is this notion that only black lives matter, because black lives are the ones that are being lost, more so than any other lives, in this great crusade against the police. Just the number of blacks killed, additionally, compared to last year, in Baltimore alone, is up by some amount far greater than the number of policemen killed.” And “about a decade ago, Heather MacDonald did a book called ‘Are Cops Racist?’ And she points out that after the demagogues come out, and they start trashing the police, and so on, the police pull back, and the net result is the criminal element then has a freer hand, and more blacks will be killed, than there were before. So I don’t know why you would keep going down that same road, when it produces these same results, again and again.”
Sowell also said the Black Lives Matter movement is “a movement which has its desire to have power and prominence, and logic doesn’t mean much to them. And I’m afraid that no lives really matter very much to them, if they can do this” after seeing a clip of Democratic presidential candidate former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley being booed for saying “All lives matter.”
Sowell added that President Obama has driven races further apart, because “It’s part of the whole political polarization. You’ve got to turn women again men, blacks against whites, workers against employers, the whole bit. Because that’s how you get more votes, and you try to convince as many people as possible that they’re victims. And that only by turning to them, can they be safe, because they’re — other people are their enemies. And this — to the extent that this works, there will be more votes.”
Political correctness is most pervasive in universities and colleges but I rarely report the incidents concerned here as I have a separate blog for educational matters.
American "liberals" often deny being Leftists and say that they are very different from the Communist rulers of other countries. The only real difference, however, is how much power they have. In America, their power is limited by democracy. To see what they WOULD be like with more power, look at where they ARE already very powerful: in America's educational system -- particularly in the universities and colleges. They show there the same respect for free-speech and political diversity that Stalin did: None. So look to the colleges to see what the whole country would be like if "liberals" had their way. It would be a dictatorship.
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