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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

03/24/09 UNETHICAL BEHAVIOUR: Former Greenwich Resident And AIG Bum "Fake Jake" DeSantis Tries To Buck Efforts to Give Back Bonus Pay


New York Times

Dear Mr. Liddy,

It is with deep regret that I submit my notice of resignation from A.I.G. Financial Products. I hope you take the time to read this entire letter.....

.....After 12 months of hard work dismantling the company — during which A.I.G. reassured us many times we would be rewarded in March 2009 — we in the financial products unit have been betrayed by A.I.G. and are being unfairly persecuted .....

The Arrogant Little AIG SOB That Refuses To Give Back
His Neighbors Hard Earned Tax Dollars Continues.....

....I take this action after 11 years of dedicated, honorable service to A.I.G. I can no longer effectively perform my duties in this dysfunctional environment....

.....I started at this company in 1998 as an equity trader, became the head of equity and commodity trading and, a couple of years before A.I.G.’s meltdown last September, was named the head of business development for commodities. Over this period the equity and commodity units were consistently profitable — in most years generating net profits of well over $100 million. Most recently, during the dismantling of A.I.G.-F.P., I was an integral player in the pending sale of its well-regarded commodity index business to UBS.....

.....I am disappointed and frustrated over your lack of support for us. I and many others in the unit feel betrayed that you failed to stand up for us in the face of untrue and unfair accusations.....

.....you realized that the employees of the financial products unit needed some incentive to stay and that the contracts, being both ethical and useful, should be left to stand.....

Even Though Cry Baby Jake DeSantis Refuses To Ask For Forgiveness For Stealing From All Of His Neighbors .....

He Still Wants Everyone To Love And Feel Sorry For Him:

....As most of us have done nothing wrong, guilt is not a motivation to surrender our earnings. We have worked 12 long months under these contracts and now deserve to be paid as promised. None of us should be cheated of our payments.....

.....The only real motivation that anyone at A.I.G.-F.P. now has is fear. Mr. Cuomo has threatened to “name and shame,” and his counterpart in Connecticut, Richard Blumenthal, has made similar threats....

.....I know that because of hard work I have benefited more than most during the economic boom and have saved enough that my family is unlikely to suffer....
Be Sure To Read Bonus Bum
"Fake Jake" DeSantis' Fine Print:

....That is why I have decided to donate 100 percent of the effective after-tax proceeds of my retention payment directly to organizations that are helping people who are suffering from the global downturn.....

....On March 16 I received a payment from A.I.G. amounting to $742,006.40, after taxes ...... (Jake DeSantis Is Such An Unethical AIG Bum That He Has Obviously Visited An Accountant To Calculate The Amount Of Taxes To The Penny. DeSantis Is Such A Greedy SOB He Couldn't Add $933.40 Of His Own Money To Make The Taxpayer Funded Package An Even $743,000)

....In light of the uncertainty over the ultimate taxation and legal status of this payment, the actual amount I donate may be less...... (Greedy Con Artist Jake DeSantis Really Has Hug Balls. This AIG Scamster Says I Am Going To Act Like A Big Shot Donating Your Tax Dollars, But If He Miscalculated The Tax Ramifications ..... He Is Going To Use Your Tax Dollars To Pay Any Additional Tax Liability That He May Incur. As Leona Hemsley Said,"Only The Little People Pay Taxes.")

.....This choice is right for me. I wish others at A.I.G.-F.P. luck finding peace with their difficult decision, and only hope their judgment is not clouded by fear......

Spoiled Disloyal Bonus Bum " Fake Jake" DeSantis
Gives No Notice To AIG:
He's Just Going To Take His Neighbor's Money And Run.....

....Mr. Liddy, I wish you success in your commitment to return the money extended by the American government, and luck with the continued unwinding of the company’s diverse businesses — especially those remaining credit default swaps. I’ll continue over the short term to help make sure no balls are dropped, but after what’s happened this past week I can’t remain much longer — there is too much bad blood.....


That he and the other AIG Bums decided to accelerate by three months more than a quarter of the amounts due under the contracts. That action probably net him $250,000.00 in taxpayer money and allowed him to stash $185, 501.60 after taxes in the bank.

This on top of a huge six figure paycheck, benefits and pension that received tax favored status over the years. It was greedy low lives like Jake DeSantis of this world who benefited from the tax cuts that redistributed wealth from the poor and middle class and gave it to unethical robber baron SOB's who don't want the public to know where there had earned tax dollars went.

Here Is How The Jake DeSantis Ponzie Scheme Will Probably Work:

First AIG Bum "Fake Jake" DeSantis Will Use Over $250,000.00 Of Your Tax Dollars To Pay His Tax Bill. Then He Will Claim Huge Tax Deductions For Donating $742,006.40 Of Your Tax Dollars To Help Those "Who Are Suffering From The Global Downturn".

Greedy " Fake Jake" DeSantis Will Then Be Able To Carry The The Taxpayer Funded Deduction Forward Three Years, Thus Allowing Him To Pay Virtually No Taxes.

The $742,006.40 Of Mr. Desantists' Neighbors Tax Dollars Will Need To Go Into A Financial Vehicle Like A Private Foundation To Distribute The Tax Dollars.

Of Coarse, There Will Be Expences Involved With Distributing Your Tax Dollars So Greedy "Fake Jake" Desantis Will Have To Be Compensated. Desantis May Even Need To Hire Friends And Family Members To Help Disburse Your Tax Dollars To Help Those "Who Are Suffering From The Global Downturn".

Then There Is Greedy Jake Desantis Mission Of Distributing Your Hard Earned Tax Dollars To Help Those "Who Are Suffering From The Global Downturn".

This Mission Statement Includes Virtually Everybody In The World .... Greedy Jake Desantis' Laws .... Greedy "Fake Jake" Desantis' Golfing Buddy ...... Greedy Jake Desantis' Business Associates ..... Etc.....

You Will Notice That Greedy "Fake Jake" Desantis' Wont Say I Am Giving Your Tax Dollars To Underprivileged Children.

You Will Notice That Greedy "Fake Jake" Desantis' Wont Say I Am Giving Your Tax Dollars To Pay The Medical Bills Of Uninsured Families.

You Will Notice That Greedy "Fake Jake" Desantis' Wont Say I Am Giving Your Tax Dollars To Senior Citizens In Danger Of Losing Their Homes
All Of The Above, Charitable Mission Statements Would Be To Narrowly Focus And Make It Too Hard To Abuse.

Shame, Shame, Shame On "Fake Jake" Desantis

One Last Thought About The Less Than Transparent "Fake Jake" Desantis And His Bogus Plan To Keep Your Tax Dollars.

As We Said Above:

Greedy AIG Bum "Fake Jake" Desantis has not denied that he did not receive the December bonus that was accelerate by three months.

These bonuses were more than a quarter of the amounts due under the contracts.

That action probably netted "Fake Jake" DeSantis A Cool $250,000.00 In Taxpayer Money And Allowed Him To Stash $185, 501.60 After Taxes In The Bank.


Fake Jake DeSantist Wont Tell You That
The Other AIG Shoe Has Not Dropped Yet.....



The AIG Employee Retention Plan Has Two Components
There Are Two Sets Of Bonus Payments
There Are Two Sets Of Bonus Payments
For "Fake Jake" Desantis And The Other AIG Pirates

This Was Only The First Bonus And Covers December 01, 2007 To November 30, 2008 That Was To Be Paid No Later Than March 15th of 2009.
And As We Read Above ..... The Greedy AIG SOB's Like "Fake Jake" Desantis Couldn't Wait Till March 15, 2009 So They Accelerated 25% Of The Bonus To Be Paid In December.

Most People Don't Realize That
The Clock Is Already Ticking On A
Second Round Of Bonus Payments For
"Fake Jake DeSantis And The Other AIG Pirates:

The Is Second Bonus Payments Cover December 01, 2008 To November 30, 2009 That Was To Be Paid No Later Than March 15th of 2010.


03/20/09 Fat Cats In The Backcoutry Of Greenwich Watch In Horror As Fellow Town Resident Richard Blumenthal Sends Out Subpoena To AIG Bonus Bums

03/20/09 READER SUBMITTED COMMENTS: Hatred palooza 2009 on Sat AM for AIG FPG execs.

03/20/09 New York Post's Jackpot Jimmy Cries Like A Baby As He Gives Back His AIG Multi Million Pirate Booty Back To The Taxpayers

03/18/09 The Jack Pot Jimmys Of The Greenwich Backcountry Are Shaking In Terror As The New York Post Shows Up In New Canaan And Fairfield

AIG Public Figure Jake DeSantis Is Encouraged To Respond And Comment On This Post


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03/24/09 PRESS RELEASE:Authors in Kind

Hello, I'm a volunteer with God's Love We Deliver and we are hosting this event on April 23rd. We are wondering if you would please post this on your Blog.

Thank you,

Calling all bibliophiles and philanthropists! Read any good books lately? Given to a good cause? You can do both at an up-coming luncheon and you can donate to charity!

God's Love We Deliver is hosting the 6th Annual Author's in Kind Literary Luncheon at the Plaza Hotel Grand Ballroom on Thursday, April 23rd. Come meet guest authors Wally Lamb, William D. Cohan, and Giulia Melucci and watch acclaimed legal expert Linda Fairstein as Master of Ceremonies.

Each guest will receive a complimentary signed copy of one of the author's books, and all titles will be available for purchase and signing at 11:30am prior to the 12:00 luncheon.

For more information, please see


Or contact

Susan Oher at (212) 294-8162 or aik@glwd.org.


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03/24/09: PRESS RELEASE: Mold Found At Hamilton Avenue School. Here Are The Test Results

Attached please find a letter that went home to Hamilton Avenue School
families yesterday, detailing the discovery of a leak in the building and
the subsequent remediation. Also attached is a letter from Bob Brown at
Hygenix and the results of environmental tests conducted over the weekend.

Kim Eves
Director of Communications
Greenwich Board of Education
290 Greenwich Avenue
Greenwich, CT 06830


Phone: 203-625-7415
e mail:
Fax: 203-869-8003


March 23, 2009

Dear Hamilton Avenue School Parents and Staff:

As part of the procedures in place to respond with vigilance and investigate facility concerns in our new building, a leak was discovered on Monday, March 9, 2009 at the bottom of the wall and in a floor seam at the entrance of room 104. It was determined that the leak came from a clean-out pipe that was left uncapped by the contractors before closing up the wall. Frank Mazza, Building Committee Chair, was immediately notified and responded to the scene and then contacted Worth Construction. The following timeline outlines the events that have occurred since that time:

Tuesday, March 10, 2009: Worth Construction sent a representative to the building.

Thursday, March 12, 2009: A plumber, arranged by Worth, responded to the incident, placing a temporary cap on the pipe.

Friday, March 13, 2009: District facilities team opened a small hole in the wall to determine possible water damage. Observations were not conclusive.

Monday, March 16, 2009: District facilities personnel, concerned with possible damage behind the wall, contacts Frank Mazza. They are advised to wait and monitor.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009: District facilities team, still concerned with possible water damage and insisting on investigating further, received approval to open the wall.

Friday, March 20, 2009: District facilities team opens the wall finding evidence of water damage and mold.

Sat./Sun., March 21-22, 2009: District maintenance team works over the weekend to remediate the area and calls in Hygenix to consult on remediation and to conduct environmental testing.

Bob Brown from Hygenix has attested to the safe occupancy of the building. We expect the results of the testing to be received on Tuesday, March 24, 2009 and will make them available via the web site and/or upon request.

We are very proud of our beautiful new building, it serves our students and staff very well.

However, given the history, and that it is new construction and that there is an outstanding punch list, we will continue to attentively monitor our new building for any maintenance and/or construction concerns and will update you as situations arise.

Damaris Rau
Hamilton Avenue School Principal


It appears that Principal Damaris Rau Have Been Very Open And Transparent About The Situation And Should Be Commended For Being So Straight Forward And Honest With Parents And Taxpayers This Time Frank Mazza


Suspected mold found in new Hamilton Avenue school

By Colin Gustafson

Staff Writer

Posted: 03/24/2009 02:29:38 PM EDT

GREENWICH -- School officials say the newly-reopened Hamilton Avenue School remains safe for students and staff to continue occupying after evidence of mold and water damage was found late last week near the wall outside a pre-kindergarten classroom.

Bob Brown, an environmental consultant with Hygenix, the firm hired by the school board to test for mold, has attested to the safe occupancy of the school, according to a letter from the school's principal, Damaris Rau, .....

.....Students and staff were allowed to return to the Chickahominy facility on Feb. 17, after spending three years in temporary modular classrooms n the Western Middle School campus while they awaited completion of the school's reconstruction project.

Closed in 2005 because of long-standing mold and structural problems, the old school was supposed to be razed and rebuilt in 18 months, but instead the building project took more than three years to complete because of delays stemming from unforeseen construction problems, communication issues and disputes with the contractor.


"It's a little concerning that it has been found in the new building, but I do understand that mistakes are made," said mother Kerry Dunn

Mold found at Ham Avenue School - Again

School officials say latest discovery poses no health threat

By Colin Gustafson

Staff Writer

Posted: 03/24/2009 10:56:26 PM EDT

.....The 2-to-3-square-foot patch of mold discovered this month was attributed to a leaky interior pipe that hadn't been properly sealed by the general contractor during the construction process, officials said.

...."Based on observations, the air test results, and the information that has been provided to me, it is my opinion that the steps taken have effectively eliminated any residual microbial hazards," Brown wrote in a letter sent Tuesday to district Facilities Director Tony Byrne....

....The hygienist's findings come after district facilities officials spent much of this past weekend opening a 20-square-foot portion of the wall to investigate evidence of water damage and mold.....

....The pipe, which was later fitted with a permanent seal, had been periodically spewing a small amount of wastewater on the nearby drywall every time somebody flushed a toilet to which it was connected, said Mazza....

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03/23/09 Greenwich Post Breaking News: Glenville Water Main Break

Covering the news of Greenwich, Connecticut

Breaking News

Workers are repairing a water main break in Glenville today. Residents are without water on 11 streets until 4:30.

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Water main break disrupts service
Greenwich Time

Greenwich Time Staff
Posted: 03/24/2009 09:53:17 PM EDT


A water main ruptured on the west side of town Tuesday morning, causing 122 homes to lose water for several hours, officials said.

Lorraine Bukowski, of Aquarion Water Co. of Connecticut, which services the area, said officials were notified of the small pipe bursting at 11:04 a.m., leading to the water being shut off for 11 streets in the area, including a condominium complex on Ettl Lane. The break occurred on Glenville St.

By 1 p.m., six streets, including the condominium, were returned to normal service, officials said.

The rest of the customers had their service repaired by 5 p.m., after workers installed and sealed a new pipe, according to officials........

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03/24/09 The Raw Greenwich News Feed Is Back On Line Now That Computer Problems Have Been Fixed

Connecticut Man Arrested for Robbing Asian Market

Morgantown Police say Michael Anthony Kruczkiewicz, 24, entered the Asian Market on University Avenue, pointed a gun at the worker and demanded money.

Police say he was wearing dark clothes and a bandanna covering his face......

... minutes later Kruczkiewicz was identified and arrested on High Street.

Kruczkiewicz is originally from Greenwich, Connecticut. He is being held at the North Central Regional Jail on $50,000 bond. Police say the investigation is on-going. ...

Chopstix preschool to hold demo classes March 31
Greenwich Post

The Chinese Language School of Connecticut will be offering two free Chopstix preschool Chinese demo classes at the Greenwich Library, on Tuesday, March 31, ...

Warrant reveals new details in Ohio couple's extortion plot
Greenwich Time
An Ohio couple who allegedly extorted $100,000 from a Greenwich man hooked their victim through a social dating Web site that advertises itself as a place where wealthy men and women can shower young people with gifts in exchange for companionship, according to the arrest warrant.

Christopher Jessop, 29 and his wife Dawn Jessop, 28, both of Mansfield, Ohio, were arrested last Wednesday after they came to Greenwich to seek more money from the victim, who police said is in his 50s. The two were charged with first-degree larceny by extortion and first-degree conspiracy to commit larceny......

.....Police said the victim met Dawn Jessop through the Web site www.seekingarrangement.com several months ago and used it to communicate with her until Nov. 18, when she contacted him threatening to expose e-mails, photos and chat logs between them to his wife, children and office associates unless he paid her a large sum of money, according to the warrant.

The Web site describes itself as an "elite sugar daddy dating site" and fixes up people into "arrangements," which are defined on the site as "a relationship usually between an older and wealthy individual who gives a young person expensive gifts or financial assistance ......

Fairfield County Happy Hour Club » BONUS: Greenwich Jaycees Open ...
by TheManagement
The Greenwich Jaycees are hosting a Membership Open House this Wednesday at 7pm at Kona Grill in Stamford! The Jaycees are a young professionals group, 21-40 years old, that focuses on personal and professional development. ...

Pencil It In
Stamford Times
... Board meets from 4-4:45 p.m. where children ages 5-18 can review new books at Just Books, 28 Arcadia Road, Old Greenwich. Drop ins welcome. Call 637-0707 for more information Wednesday, March 25 Toddler Tales at Stepping Stones Museum for Children, ...

Wilbur Ross Defies Bruce Rose in Battle Over Housing Villains

That’s why Greenwich, Connecticut-based Carrington’s hedge funds, which owned the riskiest kinds of bonds, stands to gain from delays. ...

Police blotter
Greenwich Time
Jamal Ferguson, 31, of 8 Peck Ave., was charged Saturday morning with disorderly conduct. He was released on $50 bond...... Dominic Mancuso, 26, of 134 Josephine Evaristo Ave., was charged Thursday afternoon with third-degree criminal mischief, disorderly conduct. He was released on a promise to appear....... Travis Ruttkamp, 25, of 23 Orchard St., was charged Sunday morning with driving while under the influence. He was released on $250 bond...... Zhanna Zervous, 42, of 31 Orchard Hill Lane, was charged Sunday morning with second-degree reckless endangerment and permitting a minor to illegally possess liquor. She was released on a promise to appear..... Clinton Birdsell, 19, of 22 Armstrong Court, was charged Sunday night with possession of marijuana under four ounces, possession of a controlled substance with the intent to sell and interfering with an officer. He was released on $5,000 bond...... Venessa Jackson, 49, of 87 Wilbur Peck Court, was charged Friday night with sixth-degree shoplifting and risk of injury to a minor. She was released on $500 bond...... Anthony Kuntz, 48, of 142 Hamilton Ave., was charged Wednesday night with disorderly conduct. He was released on a promise to appear.

the Scarlet B
New York Post
Difficult as it may now be to believe, there once was a time when folks on Wall Street were held in high regard. The high rollers at firms like Bear Stearns, Merrill Lynch and the financial services division of AIG may have been a tad haughty if not outright arrogant, but the lucre they generated evoked similar sums of admiration and envy.

But with Wall Street's reputation currently fluttering around the lofty heights set by Al Qaeda and the North American Man-Boy Love Association, some experts are saying the stigma attached to working in finance is hurting the ability of downsized bankers to find new jobs ....

... Sandy Gross, founder and managing partner at Pinetum Partners, an executive search firm in Greenwich, Conn., is likewise seeing some blowback resulting from the current banking morass.

"There are people in HR who say, 'I'm not going to go there and touch anyone who comes from that organization,'" she says, noting that the large pool of applicants makes it easy for hiring execs to send the resumes of people from troubled firms to the shredder. ...

Hedge fund investors hire private eyes to avoid new Madoffs
Business Report
Fairfield Greenwich Group,
Tremont Group Holdings and Bank Medici were among the victims that channelled client money to Madoff's firm. ...

Bailouts top seniors' agenda in Himes meeting
Greenwich Time
With the federal government bailing out banks as people lose their homes, senior Joan Pamkosky asked ......

Business People
James Rosenbauer of Trumbull has been appointed executive chef at Bistro Z at the Doubletree Hotel in Tarrytown, N.Y. ....

... years as executive chef with the Shorehaven Golf Club in Norwalk. He was the executive chef for The Field Club of Greenwich for eight years. He also was the executive chef and chef de cuisine for 44 Restaurant at The Royalton Hotel in New York City ...

Town will charge $100 mooring fee
Greenwich Time
... came under fire from boaters during a public hearing last week for introducing a plan to tighten mooring regulations in Greenwich waters. ...

Benefit to help family with costs of child's health bills
Greenwich Time
Hoping to aid the parents of a two-year-old who suffers from Spinal Muscular Atrophy, the St. Lawrence Society in Cos Cob will host a benefit dinner Saturday night.

EarthTalk: What are 'green cities'?
The Miami Herald
Dear EarthTalk:

What is the "green cities" movement?
- John Moulton, Greenwich, Conn.

All-FCIAC Boys Ice Hockey Team
Stamford Advocate
Ridgefield forward Colin Scott, Greenwich defenseman Ollie Christie and Staples forward Jason Shapiro completed the All-FCIAC First Team. ...

Fire Dept.'s supervisory ranks get a boost
Greenwich Time
The chain of command of the Greenwich Fire Department has eight new links. Six new lieutenants and two new deputy fire marshals were sworn in Friday during a promotion ceremony at Town Hall, settling a year-old labor dispute and making the Fire Department the envy of others in town government that have recently been hit with layoffs.

Graydon, Anna, Joanne - Will work cheap for big break
Jane Genova
... My cover story in VANITY FAIR could be on how we can save souls on Park Avenue as well as Greenwich, Connecticut. Here is my e-book which captures that heavy spiritual issue .

Yale professor warns parents about bullying
Greenwich Time

Kim gave a lecture to about 50 parents at Greenwich Hospital Monday night. Kim showed video of kindergarten boys teasing a classmate while their teachers ...

3 area youth to attend diabetes gathering
Connecticut Post
... Congress in June. Katherine Nickdow, 16, of Monroe; Emma Potvin, 9, of Trumbull; and Delilah Brien, 6, of Greenwich, will be in Washington, D.C., to urge Congress to support funding for research into the condition. They will be joined by 150 other ...

Resources open house is Friday
Greenwich Post

The Greenwich Department of Social Services will host its first information sharing event, titled “Managing in An Adverse Economy: Information and Resource ...

CitationShares introduces new corporate flying plan
Norwalk Advocate
As the recession continues to tighten corporate budget belts -- and bank and auto execs catch grief for flying in a G5 or buying a Dassault Falcon -- a Greenwich company that provides fractional jet ownership is launching a program called Supplemental Lift as a way to reduce corporate travel costs and overhead....

Egg hunt to send children scrambling for treats
Greenwich Post

The Greenwich Lions and shoprite Annual Egg Hunt will be held Saturday, April 4, in Roger Sherman Baldwin Park. Entry is at 10 am with the first heat ...

Resolution would offer apology for slavery
Connecticut Post

HARTFORD -- The Civil War ended nearly 145 years ago, but the effects of slavery, segregation and the exploitation of blacks linger in Connecticut, lawmakers were told Monday.

During a public hearing before the Government Administration & Elections Committee, the Anti-Defamation League joined lawmakers, a University of Hartford professor and the state's African-American Affairs Commission in supporting a resolution that would officially apologize for institutionalized racism.

If approved, the legislation would make Connecticut the first state in New England to express regret for the wrongs and ask state residents to work toward racial reconciliation......

....She recalled recently reading a newspaper article about a house in Greenwich where slaves were kept before the Civil War. "I was surprised to see the ...

Thumbs up - Thumbs down
Stamford Advocate

Police pulled a 46-year-old Greenwich man from the water. He was subsequently listed in stable condition at Stamford Hospital, but who knows how much longer ...

8 charged with DWI on I-84, 684, Sprain, Taconic, Routes 9, 35
Lower Hudson Journal news
Edgar A. Rodriguez, 29, of Greenwich, Conn., was charged with misdemeanor driving while intoxicated at 11:45 pm yesterday after a traffic stop on Interstate ...

Athletes fair well at NCAA Indoor Track Championships
Stamford Advocate
Erin Morrison (Greenwich) was a member of Amherst's third place 400 free, fifth place 200 free and 16th place 400 medley relays. Jen Heberton (Darien) of ...

A Warning To Greenwich Residents About A Nearby Scam ......
Stamford police warn of thieves claiming to be utility workers
Stamford Advocate

By Jeff Morganteen

STAMFORD -- Police are urging the public to be vigilant of crooks posing as utility workers. The warning comes after an 84-year-old ...

Letters from Readers - Discharging town workers
Greenwich Time
Dismissal of employees was done properly

To the editor:
Roger Pearson should have recognized the good service of previous employees of the town ("Federal failures and the loss of town personnel," Letters from Readers, March 19), but he should know, as a former selectman, the responsibility for protecting all the people of this town.....

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03/24/09 Greenwich Roundups International Corespondent: Stop Injustice Now (SIN): News Stories!

'Stop Injustice Now' News Letter

Five News Stories

News Item One:

Ivan Cameron's legacy to the living (Telegraph)
Ivan Cameron's legacy to the living (Telegraph)

CLICK HERE For The Full Article:

Mother of two disabled sons Henrietta Spink offers an insight into the
anguish of the Camerons
My heart goes out to the Camerons. A few years ago, David wrote me a letter saying
that my book, Henrietta's Dream, about the heartache of caring for our disabled sons,
had touched him and Samantha profoundly. Parents of disabled children are an emotional club,
brought together by the constant fear of our children dying.
Death is such a presence in our lives that my husband and I rarely discuss it.
Every morning, when we go in to our boys' rooms, we wonder if they will be alive.
We have seen so many of their school friends die. The parents of those with degenerative
diseases have the agonising experience of watching them slowly losing their faculties,
while those whose children â€" like Ivan Cameron â€" have cerebral palsy and/or epilepsy
and are prone to fitting, often find that children who seem fine one day can be gone the next.
People who don't have a severely disabled child will think that death must be to some degree
a blessed release. A tiny part of you does feel that, but a parent's guilt and the grief
is so overwhelming that it far outweighs any relief. When you have a very disabled child,
you feel totally responsible and overwhelmingly protective. Such children so totally swamp your
life that, if they are no longer there, the void is enormous.
It is hard to move on. I once spoke to a mother for four hours about her son â€" and only
discovered at the end that he had died six years earlier. I've seen parents burst into
tears at the sight of my sons because theirs were no longer with them, even though theirs
had lost all function and awareness. Even if you have always known at the back of your
mind that your child might die, nothing prepares you for the reality of loss.

News Item Two:

Boy, 14, sentenced for sex abuse (BBC News)
Boy, 14, sentenced for sex abuse (BBC News)

CLICK HERE For The Full Article:

A 14-year-old boy has been given a three year supervision order after
sexually abusing two 10-year-old boys in Wiltshire.
The boy, from Wootton Bassett, committed the offences when aged 13.
He cannot be named for legal reasons.
The sexual assaults, which took place in the bedroom of one of the boys,
happened between January and May 2008.
The judge said he chose a supervision order due to the boy's previous
good character and admission of the charges.
Judge Douglas Field, who sentenced the teenager at Swindon Crown Court,
highlighted the young age of all concerned as the major factor in this case.

News Item Three:

Michael Jackson: What Really Happened (Documentary)
Michael Jackson: What Really Happened (Documentary)

CLICK HERE For The Full Article:

This revealing and gripping documentary has received strong critical acclaim.
Writer - and Michael Jackson fan - Jacques Peretti - had a legal minefield to negotiate
to get to the former pop star and made himself seriously ill in the process,
but the results are fascinating.
Two years ago Jackson was acquitted of child molestation, but instead of returning
to his Neverland home, he disappeared. Peretti wanted to find out why, and in so doing,
get to the truth of what really drove Jackson to such spectacular self-destruction.

News Item Four:

Give Her Back (ITV News, Late Edition)
Give Her Back (ITV News, Late Edition)

CLICK HERE For The Full Article:

Watch The Broadcast;
Social workers who snatched four-day-old baby (ITV Evening Edition)
(The Story of Sarah, Ian Walton and their Daughter Crystal) (Our Story)
I Ian Walton Take Responsibility For Naming Our Selves In This Article And Not London Tonight
Social workers who snatched four-day-old baby put her up for adoption over unproven abuse claim
Mums heartbreaking fight to get her daughter back.
A mum and dad have been told they will never see their young daughter again after she was
snatched away at only four days old.
Tiny Baby A was taken from her mum by social workers who claimed the tot,
who we will call Emily, was at risk in the family home.
Not because of the mums failure to care for her but because of a six-year-old
unproven claim that her husband had injured his son from a previous marriage.

News Item Five:

Support for Natural Parents is Key Factor
Support for Natural Parents is Key Factor

CLICK HERE For The Full Article:

Originally Published 18th February 2009
Readers Letter:
I AM writing concerning the proposed adoption of the four-old girl whose father has been
accused of causing brain damage to his son years earlier ...Advertiser, February 4...
The mother has done nothing wrong and it is a despicable and inhumane act to remove
from her the child whom she bore and loves. The sanctimonious pontification by
Andrew Fraser seems to be couched in terms of self-justification and smacks of an
attitude that social services are always right and no one else has any right to
question their decisions.


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