Musings and Sometimes Rants about the non-equal status of Fathers in Family Law and Parenting. Additionally periodic comparisons to the treatment of men compared to women in other areas including health care.
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Geoff Hibbert - M25 Batman UK Letter from Jail
Contact:Kris Titus Phone:1-888-345-2262 ext.703
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 27, 2009
For Immediate Release June 27, 2009
Geoff Hibbert - M25 Batman UK
Letter from Jail
The Global Battle for equal rights.
F4J Fathers 4 Justice activists fighting for the rights of children to both parents face prison in the UK, Canada and the U.S.A.
Geoff Hibbert, aka M25 Batman, isn't the first and likely won't be the last superhero who has spent time in jail for this worthy and noble goal, but his may be the harshest sentence to date after being convicted by a Jury after police halted traffic on the M25 highway for many hours, he faces the possibility of a 7 year sentence.
"This unjustice at its best. You're kidding yourselves if you think F4J activists will crumble under these ever harsher punishments," says Kris Titus, National Coordinator for the Canadian arm of the International group, "if anything we dig in our heels any further. This is a human rights issue and it's about time it was addressed as one. We stand behind our members in the UK and in the US as well as our own activists facing imprisonment."
Hibbert has begun a hunger strike as he awaits sentencing and his lawyers attempt an appeal.
The news of his conviction has sent tidal waves throughout England and the International Fathers 4 Justice movement
Got your letter today 23/6/09 Thank you very much
Glad to see you and others are doing what you can for me
The court and judge & jury was totally wrong to send me or any father to prison Because we fight for the right to see our children Its mothers that should be put in prisonnotthe fathers,
Please make sure that the support is there for me and other fathers
I am ok. And are going for bail this week I hope I get it will have to wait and see.
My new girlfriend is very upset over all this you can call her *********** She will also let you know what is going on with the case And the injustice that has been done to me and f4j The judge said a lot of things about f4j and fathers
The jury of which some did not speak English at all, one of which could not even read the oath out in court,
Ron Reid is a very long and good friend and will talk to you and anyone we know all of my case and so does Marie my girlfriend
Have heard about the newspapers but have been unable to get my hands on any yet
Have not eaten anything from Thursday when I went down to cells but I am drinking tea that’s something
This shows that there isno justicefor fathers
By the way the judge acted in this case,
They will not show me the you tube website, but they are trying to help me as much as they can and giving me there support
What happened with the tower protest in oxford the day I was sent down
I will keep my head up high for our children and for fathers of the injustice that the courts are doing to our children and for the fathers who care
Thanks for everything and everyone for there help and there support
I am Politically active and right of centre on most issues with the odd exception such as legalization of "Mary Jane".
I advocate on changes to Family Law - an incredibly dysfunctional arena where parents are pitted against one another and children are the victims.
My picture will sometimes show me as a younger man simply because I like them.
In 2006, unintentional falls were the leading cause of nonfatal injury among women of every age group, and rates generally increased with age. Women aged 65 years and older had the highest rate of injury due to unintentional falls (59.7 per 1,000 women), while slightly more than 19 per 1,000 women aged 18–34 and 35–44 years experienced fall-related injuries. Unintentional injuries sustained as motor vehicle occupants were the second leading cause of injury among 18- to 34-year-olds (18.7 per 1,000), while unintentional overexertion was the second leading cause of injury among women aged 35–44 and 45–64 years (13.7 and 9.3 per 1,000, respectively). Among women aged 65 years and older, being unintentionally struck by or against an object was the second leading cause of injury (5.7 per 1,000).
Injury related Emergency Department Visits
Unintentional and intentional injuries each represented a higher proportion of emergency department (ED) visits for men than women in 2005. Among women and men aged 18 years and older, unintentional injuries accounted for 19.9 and 27.5 percent of ED visits, respectively, while intentional injuries, or assault, represented 1.4 and 2.7 percent of visits, respectively. Among both women and men, unintentional injury accounted for a higher percentage of ED visits among those living in non-metropolitan areas, while adults living in metropolitan areas had a slightly higher percentage of ED visits due to intentional injury.