@ Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2014 – 18:46:23
@ Wednesday, Sep. 17, 2014 – 14:32:07
@ Tuesday, Sep. 16, 2014 – 22:12:31
An update on Beechwood Child Abuse Victim and Whistleblower Melanie Shaw - her suffering reveals the State of the Nation.
Let’s deal with reality. Melanie Shaw sits in Sodexo high security prison Peterborough. She has been there on remand since her trial at Nottingham Crown Court on 25 July 2014. Members of the public who attended that first trial, report that Nottinghamshire Police and the Crown Prosecution Service produced no substantive evidence against Melanie on charges of Arson Reckless and Criminal Damage. The public also state that in mumbled exchanges with the Judge the CPS promised that they would have evidence in the near future. Melanie was represented by a Solicitor’s Clerk.
At a further court hearing at Nottingham Crown Court on 27 August 2014 the same Judge, His Honour Gregory David Dickinson QC, removed public from the publicly listed Court and then presided over a secret ‘directions’ hearing. Melanie was not present.
An application for Bail on the 4th September 2014 at Nottingham Crown Court was apparently ‘withdrawn’ after the same Judge Dickinson asked for a psychiatric assessment. It is understood there is now some delay with providing a psychiatrist due to legal representation problems. Melanie was not present at the hearing. The court was held before the Courts were open to the public.
Melanie was cruelly led to believe that there was a further hearing in Nottingham Crown Court Friday 12 September 2014. No such hearing had been listed at the Court. But no hearing or a secret hearing? It’s difficult to tell with British justice. It’s also difficult to find out, as the CPS refuse to give any details of the case, including simple ones such as “can you confirm there was a hearing and a legal representative of the CPS took part.” Why are they so nervous?
Alison Saunders Director of Public Prosecution is clearly not concerned with the CPS's abuse of Melanie Shaw. Her declared priority in the Indpendent is 'Stalkers.' Meanwhile Deputy Chief Crown Prosecutor for Nottinghamshire Janine Smith, who must bear heavy responsibility for Melanie Shaw's imprisonment, sent out a letter dated 11 September 2014 full of praise for her own organisation. It stated.."I appreciate that you remain unhappy with the decision to prosecute Ms Shaw. However, I can assure you that the decision was made in accordance with the Code [for Crown Prosecutors]."
Strangely, the Code clearly states at 3.3 that the CPS...should work to identify and where possible rectify evidential weaknesses and subject to the Threshold Test they should swiftly stop cases that do not meet the evidential stage of the Full Code Test. So the CPS have failed to produce the damning evidence against Melanie Shaw after 54 days but consider this abuse victim such a threat that they keep her locked in a high security prison.
We ask again what are these people so frightened of? There can only be one answer, that Melanie Shaw's witness to and evidence of the vile sexual and physical abuse of children and their suicides, and likely murder is terrifying to the Establishment and British Government. She must be silenced. The threats made over recent weeks to people supporting Melanie add veracity to this suggestion, as do the threats made to key individuals supporting Melanie when she first whistleblew Beechwood abuses to Nottingham Police.
The next Court date swimming in the murky pond of British justice is 13 October 2014. Rumour has it that this is a plea hearing. By then abuse victim Melanie Shaw will have spent 81 days in prison. Not bad for a person still not proven guilty of any crime.
Having now sacked her incompetent law firm Melanie plans to act as a Litigant in Person and represent herself. Intelligent, articulate and with an accurate memory for names, places and dates, she is well capable of her own defence.
Of course Melanie Shaw is not only a child abuse victim she is also a very brave Whistleblower on child abuse. It was her testimony to Nottingham Police in 2011 that unleashed Operation Daybreak, an investigation into some 100 child abuse victims at Beechwood and later yet more at Bracken House, of Thames Street, together with Bulwell, Ranskill Gardens, Bestwood, Wood Nook, in Beechdale Road, Beechdale, and Risley Hall, Derbyshire. So possibly 1,000 new abuse cases alongside the 1400 in Rotherham. Media for Operation Daybreak was controlled by Matt Tapp.
What reward has she received for her courage in coming forward as a vulnerable woman who has suffered more than most of us can imagine? Under the care of Sodexo HMP Peterborough and thus Sodexo CEO Debbie White, Melanie has been bullied by prison staff and inmates, she has had her long term medication withheld and reduced, her leg ulcer treatment stopped, she has been placed in solitary confinement and denied food, and she has had her mail withheld. Not bad for Sodexo justice services which boasts it is “Preventing the next victim” and “Changing lives for the better”, whilst making a profit of course. Not bad for the CPS which boasts under Director of Public Prosecutions Alison Saunders that it helps protect vulnerable victims.
Melanie Shaw was abused as a child at home by her family and then whilst in the so called care of the Beechwood Children’s Home Nottinghamshire. As soon as I re-read this sentence I focus on the word abuse. It was a natural word for me to use because I have heard from Melanie first hand some of the abuse she suffered. Rapes, physical and sexual assault, psychological bullying and more. Some of the truth she has kept hidden inside as just too painful to bring into the light. Extreme abuse that would make middle England people feel sick.
Strange again then that suddenly as more and more abuse cases reach the public eyes and ears, the mainstream press and media distort our language to blur both meaning and our understanding. Children become ‘residents.’ Cruel and vicious abuse becomes ‘child exploitation’. Did the young boys who were raped at Beechwood within a few days of arrival as a matter of course, to break them in, feel exploited? Melanie reports that they were terrified, distraught and traumatised. The older girls tried to comfort them. The young girls suffered the same.
Is it me or is there a slide by the media to water down the abuse and our perception of that abuse? In the public sector the Rotherham and Nottingham authorities gush nu-speak of ‘historic abuse’, ‘lessons learned’, ‘compensation’, ‘moving forward’ and ‘child protection services have moved on and are now working.’ The hypnotic language is a lie. The people, authorities and charities that were tasked with protecting children have not just failed. They are infiltrated with paedophiles who use the very services we believe are there to protect children to entrap and abuse children. It is people of course who commit the crimes, not organisations. The crimes are criminal be they physical and sexual abuse, or malfeasance in public office. Why then are we constantly told that the problems are all in the past and that now lessons have been learned we can move forward? The answer is straightforward. The nu-speak is to move us to ‘compensation and cover-up’ rather than full police investigation, courts, juries and full criminal justice. It is, after all justice and closure that the victims seek - not the cheap £10,000 per person buy-off offered by Nottinghamshire Authorities.
Ultimately, the vile treatment of brave Melanie Shaw has been facilitated and executed by a collaboration between Nottingham City and County Council, Child Protection Teams and Charities, CPS and Legal Teams and Nottinghamshire police. Melanie caught the police lying over investigations in their Daybreak Operation. She also spoke of children ‘suicided’ and murdered. Small wonder they want her silenced.
Her testimony is reinforced by another Beechwood victim, Mickey Summers. Also a brave whistleblower, Mickey has now been told by the Nottingham authorities that his records have been lost. Coincidence? Maybe but since the government has already closed the Beechwood records for 75 years does it really matter?
But it is our children who will suffer if we, the public allow this blatant perverted and criminal corruption of justice to continue. I get no pleasure in saying that the industrial abuse of children in the UK and the obvious and ongoing cover-up of that abuse by MPs, Police, Courts, the UK Government and the Establishment will, unless stopped, lead us to the dark ages of Nazi Germany or Stalinist Russia. Who will deal with this? There is only us - just decent ordinary good people in these British Isles and we need to be shouting to expose this sick disease in the Establishment, Westminster and Society as fast as possible.
@ Tuesday, Sep. 16, 2014 – 18:17:25
I hate myself for saying it but Farage is right.
Well on this one issue anyway.
@ Tuesday, Sep. 16, 2014 – 13:24:15
@ Friday, Sep. 12, 2014 – 13:14:59
@ Thursday, Sep. 11, 2014 – 23:09:50
@ Thursday, Sep. 11, 2014 – 22:53:21
A Pennsylvania community is rallying around a woman who was fired from her job at an oral surgeon's office following her diagnosis with cancer.
Carol Jumper, who lives in Hopewell Township, Pennsylvania, was diagnosed with cancer impacting her pancreas, liver and ovaries in August. According to her fiancee, Dennis Smerigan, Jumper received a letter from her boss, Dr. George Visnich, in which the oral surgeon said he was laying her off without compensation. Raging Chicken Press published the letter on Sunday.
"The symptoms of the disease, the pain medications you will need and the side effects of the chemotherapy will be significant and distracting,” reads the handwritten note, which bears Visnich's letterhead. "You will not be able to function in my office at the level required while battling for your life. Because of this, I am laying you off without pay as of August 11, 2014."
The letter continues, "Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you fight this horrible disease. Thanks for your time at Visnich Oral Surgery. I hope your battle is swift, smooth, and successful!"
Smerigan told the Beaver Countian that his fiancee worked for Visnich for more than 12 years.
"He didn't even call her, he hasn't even called her once since she got sick," Smerigan said.
Visnich's office did not respond to multiple requests for comment by The Huffington Post. However, Larry Kelly, an attorney for Visnich, told the Beaver County Times that the doctor laid off Jumper so that she could claim unemployment benefits, describing the dismissal as a "humanitarian thing."
"He's trying to help this woman and he's made out to be a villain," Kelly said, claiming that his client wrote the letter "with the understanding that when she is feeling better, she can come back to work.”
Current and recovering cancer patients are protected against job discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act so long as the individual is able to perform the job's essential functions.
@ Thursday, Sep. 11, 2014 – 09:31:20
@ Thursday, Sep. 11, 2014 – 08:41:14
Patients could be getting sicker and need more expensive treatment due to GP appointment difficulties, it is being claimed.
The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) Wales says surgeries are "buckling under the strain of rising workloads".
It estimates 650,000 people in Wales found it difficult to get an appointment last year.
The Welsh government said the number of GPs and spending on them has increased.
We need to be available to see our patients roughly when they need us and that is not happening at the moment”
But the RCGP says family doctors are struggling to cope with falling resources.
By 2017, it says up to 800,000 people in Wales could find it difficult to secure a convenient appointment.
RCGP Wales chair Dr Paul Myres, who represents 1,800 members from more than 2,000 GPs in Wales, said the worry for doctors was that some patients might not bother trying to secure an appointment.
He said: "Sometimes that's fine because many problems get solved of their own accord without anyone doing anything about it. Many conditions are self-limiting.
"But [it's] always a concern to us that people have difficulty getting access to us - that they delay their presentation until too late in the day and their condition then takes longer to treat.
"Just slightly over a third of people admitted they've have difficulty accessing their GP, so we already know that the service is not delivering as it should.
"We need to be available to see our patients roughly when they need us and that is not happening at the moment."
Dr Myres said retention and recruitment of GPs was a major issue in north Wales, while across Wales 23% of GPs were over 55 years old.
In the Cwm Taf health board area in the south east Wales valleys it was as high as 31%, he said.
He added: "When these doctors retire we have no-one to replace them. Who is going to care for our population?"
A Welsh government has described the RCGP's figures, extrapolated from year-on-year surveys, as "flawed".
It stressed that investment in general practice had increased by almost £150m over the last decade - to £469m.
A spokesperson said GP numbers were up over the same period by 11%.
"Where there are recruitment issues that need to be resolved, health boards are working with the profession to develop innovative ways of providing primary care services in future," said the government official.
"Making it easier for working people to get an appointment at a time convenient to them is something we set out as a key commitment of this government. The most recent figures show we are continuing to deliver on this commitment."