Judge Joseph Johnson
Juvenile Court judge Joseph Johnson has once again “kicked the can” down the road in releasing Justina Pelletier to her parents. In a court hearing yesterday, on St. Patricks Day, Judge Joseph Johnson said he would decide by Friday, March 21st.
Justina’s court appointed attorney and the Pelletier family had come to an agreement that she would be released to her home as long as she gets proper medical care and schooling. (something she has NOT been getting the last 13 months)
Justina has been in captivity since February 2013 and has not had any schooling, one visit a week for one hour with her parents and one 20 minute phone call with them on Tuesday’s.
It should be noted that a felon in prison in Mass has five visits per week.
But lawyers for the Massachusetts Department of Families and Children, which has had legal custody of the 15-year-old since February 2013, said it opposed the plan, and urged the judge to reject it.
The makes NO SENSE!
When people first hear about Justina they can’t believe it.They keep thinking there must be a different side to the story.
There is no different side to the story.
Boston Children’s Hospital in cahoots (in partnership, in conspiracy, in league with, collusion) with Mass Dept of Child and Family Services are holding this child because they disagreed with the medical treatment of Tufts Medical Center.
Besides the difference in medical opinions by two well respected hospitals, what else is going on? I am not a conspiracy theorist. But like others why are so many people calling for her release and she is still in a residential home without proper medical care and without her family?
What is the possible justification for DCF Mass to hold this child?
One person on Facebook said, “Please note, that EVEN though the Pelletier’s have the help of a billionaire, a minder, several constitutional lawyers, 26 legislators, Dr. Phil, an outraged public, and highly qualified doctors at the prestigious Tufts Hospital, THEY ARE STILL BEING GIVEN THE RUNAROUND BY DCF?”
Yesterday on Dr. Phil where Lou Pelletier and two of his daughters appeared, Dr. Phil also took advice from Dr. Charles Sophy.Dr. Sophy is board certified in three clinical specialties: Adult Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Family Practice. He currently serves as the Medical Director for the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), the nation’s largest Child Welfare System. As Medical Director, Dr. Sophy is responsible for directing the physical and mental health, as well as assisting in ensuring the safety, of over 40,000 foster care children.
Even he did not understand and has never seen any thing like this.
In addition to the Pelletier family, and Dr. Sophy on Dr. Phil, Areva Martin was also a guest. Areva is an Award-winning Children’s and Family Rights Attorney, and author.
Even she did not agree with what has happened and continues to happen to Justina and the Pelletier family.
This begs the question again as to WHY?
Why has every person who has looked at the case,met the Pelletier family agree this is a tragic injustice and yet Justina is still being held in custody by DCF and in cahoots with Boston Children’s Hospital.
Why has Judge Joseph Johnson again, “kicked the can” down the road?
As Michael Graham asks in his blog post today, “But what possible justification does DCF have to keep fighting? Are they that desperate to maintain their power to bully parents at will? Are they using this fight to get a ruling from a friendly court that affirms DCF’s absolute power to abuse at will?”
I don’t know.
I don’t think the Pelletier family knows?
Heck, I don’t think anyone in America following this case knows?
What is DCF afraid of?
Why won’t they let Attorney Matt Staver,represent the family?
He too has never seen anything like this.
Tragedy is a tool for the living to gain wisdom, not a guide by which to live.