Racist Parents lose children.


Racist parents, innocent children: What to do?

By MARK MERCER
Tue, Aug 10 – 4:53 AM

An appeals court in New Jersey has denied Deborah and Heath Campbell custody of their three young children, Adolf Hitler Campbell, JoyceLynn Aryan Nation Campbell and Honszlynn Hinler Jeannie Campbell. (“Honszlynn Hinler” is meant to honour Heinrich Himmler, the Reichsfuhrer of the SS.)

A family court had earlier found insufficient evidence that the parents had abused or neglected their children (“Parents won’t get Nazi-named kids back,” Aug. 6 article). But the three judges on the appeals court panel confidently, though circularly, ruled that the parents had “recklessly created a risk of serious injury to their children by failing to protect the children from harm and failing to acknowledge and treat their disabilities.”

Certainly, parents who put their children at risk of serious injury should have those children taken from them. But it’s hard not to worry that in this case, irrelevant factors played a role in the judges’ decision, factors such as the names of the children, the social and political beliefs the parents espouse, and the disabilities and psychological problems the parents were said to have.

A similar case in Canada came to a similar resolution in February when Nazi-sympathizing parents in Manitoba lost custody of their girl (step-daughter to the father) and boy. In 2008, the mother drew racist symbols on the girl, who was seven or eight years old, before sending her to school. The Court of Queen’s Bench, while finding that the children were at risk of harm, seemed to propose that the risk that the children would acquire racist attitudes was also grounds for removing them from their parents.

We in Nova Scotia can be excused for having doubts about the objectivity or impartiality of authorities in child welfare cases. Back on May 18, 2004, members of the Children’s Aid Society tried to remove Mona-Clare Finck, then just five months old, from her parents, Carline VandenElsen and Larry Finck. Mr. Finck fired a shot and the police responded. After a three-day armed standoff, Mona-Clare was taken from her parents.

Much of what led up to and followed those events is confidential, so it is impossible to make a final judgment, but nothing in the public realm suggests that Mona-Clare was at any risk of harm. The information that is available supports instead the view that CAS officials in Ontario had a grudge against VandenElsen and Finck, and that CAS officials here were willing to do Ontario’s bidding without much investigation themselves.

Racist parents and their children raise a practical problem for all of us. What should we do as neighbours of such families, especially if we have children of our own? What should we do as clerks in the stores at which they shop? As teachers of their children?

We certainly can learn from the New Jersey and Manitoba cases what not to do. The New Jersey parents seem to have come to the attention of authorities only after a ShopRite store refused to put Adolf’s name on his birthday cake. In Manitoba, a teacher tried to wash the ink from the girl’s arm.

Both the pastry chef and the teacher let their outrage blind them to what was in the child’s best interests. They might even have been proud of their actions, thinking they took a stand against racism and for what is right. But surely if any child needs acceptance and just an ordinary life, it’s the child of Nazi sympathizers.

“Hello, Adolf! How’s it going? Aryan Nation! Always good to see you!” The best thing to do when in the company of children of racists is to ignore their names and the swastikas on their hands, and to help them to celebrate their birthdays, to welcome them into the game, and to be kind and gentle and affectionate.

Our commitment is to keeping families together, so long as children are not at risk of serious injury, for we respect both the aspirations of parents and the needs of children. But we also have a commitment to each child to regard her as an individual, and a social commitment to equality for all people.

Read the rest of the story here

http://www.thechronicleherald.ca/Letters/1196207.html

What’s worse for the kids? Racist names, which can be changed or losing their parents? Why won’t  any of these so called authorities invest some time in parent counseling?  Why did Justice Debra Smith of NS steal baby Mona-Clare? No lawful reason!  The judge gets a promotion, the child and parents are destroyed forever. Wonderful country!

Connie Brauer

A slight correction in the story. ( Corrected by me, I was at the trial.)  Larry Finck did not fire a gun and was never convicted of firing a gun.

OPEN SEASON ON PARENTS AND THEIR CHILDREN!


Dear Editor, It’s Open Season on Parents and their children.

I would like to respond to Mark Mercer, Halifax. (Heads Should Roll, June 16/08) He suggested we call our MP’s and MLA’s and ask what they would do if our children were taken by the Children’s Aid Societies and judges, like Larry Finck and Carline VandenElsen’s child was taken. I fully agree with him. Remember, the apprehension order was made before the birth of the child and no parental neglect was sited. The Children’s Aid Society of Halifax took the child based on the vague “possible future harm” clause of the Children and Family Services Act. After the the judge agreed to apprehend the child she was promoted to Assistant Chief Justice.
Well, I already contacted the politicians several years ago and here are the results. MP Scott Brison, no response, MLA Chuck Porter,Hants West, refused to talk with us and when we stormed his office he grudgingly gave us a few minutes. No action taken. Prime Minister, previous and current, no action. Premier of NS, previous and current, no action. Attorney General, previous and current, no action, 52 MLA’s no action, 300 + MP’s, no action, Federal Attoreney General, past and present, no action, Children’s Aid Society of Halifax, no action, Halifax Regional Police, no action, RCMP, no action.
We even filed a lawsuit which was dismissed without predjudice and were told to get a lawyer. Right! Who’s got $50K?
Now we come to our own situation. We are still paying child support to the mother, for our nearly 22 year old son, who’s whereabouts have been unknown for over two years. No less than nine judges in NS have refused to terminate child support. The last judge we had, ordered us to pay $10K in surety costs before he would hear our case. A total violation of Section 24 of the Charter. We only want what every parent in Canada is intitled to and that is to stop supporting an adult.
No Charter Rights exist in Canada. Nobody knows where to file them, not even the beaurocrats. Check out my website, http://www.stopthetorture.info
or call 902.798.5267 and make a donation for our Legal Defense Fund. We are also parents without any parental rights. In both cases not one person was charged. The only one who is hurt are the children and the non custodial parents. There are millions of us in Canada. Who’s next?
Live Free,
Sincerely,
Connie Brauer
1061 Mines Rd.
Falmouth, NS B0P 1L0
Canada
Phone and Fax: 902.798.5267 (Office hours 9-8 AT)
Email: cbrauer@lincsat.com
Skype Me = connieandvic
www.skype.com

FROM STANDOFF TO SOLITUDE…



From standoff to solitude

Finck gives first interview since getting out of

jail after high-profile Halifax standoff

By JENNIFER STEWART Court Reporter
Wed. Jun 11 – 8:35 PM
Larry Finck

[Larry Finck says it’s hard not knowing where his and wife Carline VandenElsen’s four-year-old daughter is. The girl was taken from the couple after a high-profile standoff in Halifax in May 2004. (TIM KROCHAK / Staff / File)]

Larry Finck says it’s hard not knowing where his and wife Carline VandenElsen’s four-year-old daughter is. The girl was taken from the couple after a high-profile standoff in Halifax in May 2004. (TIM KROCHAK / Staff / File)

He shifted his weight impatiently from one foot to the other and set his heavy backpack down on the floor outside the courtroom.

“Are we mad at anybody?” asked the man whose life has been turned upside down since police pounded on his Shirley Street door in Halifax four years ago.

“We’re not angry — we’re disappointed.”

With his straggly hair and beard and trademark green winter jacket and scuffed work boots, the 54-year-old is still recognizable. He’s missing a few front teeth, but otherwise Larry Finck is the same haggard, frustrated father fighting the same issues.

It’s the first time Mr. Finck has spoken with the media since he got out of prison on statutory release on March 29, 2007, and he had a lot to say.

He served two thirds of his 4½-year sentence on charges stemming from a tense standoff with police and Nova Scotia Children’s Aid officials in May 2004 that ended with his mother dead and his infant daughter in the care of the province.

After an appearance at the Halifax Law Courts Wednesday morning, Mr. Finck angrily asked reporters why no one had contacted him in the past year to find out “what didn’t come out” at his 2005 trial.

The Chronicle Herald did try to reach Mr. Finck and his wife, Carline VandenElsen, through friends last year but requests for an interview were denied. …… read more here

We still want a public inquiry into how it is possible that an unborn child can be removed from her parents upon birth by Justice Debra Smith and Halifax Children’s Aid Society? Where are the safe guards for family, where is the justice, where is the human rights where is the Charter Rights???? – Connie Brauer