Friday, January 21, 2011

Judge slams gag order on N.J. custody case

Homeschooling Christian parents not allowed to talk to WND
Posted: January 21, 2011 12:50 am Eastern
By Brian Fitzpatrick © 2011 WorldNetDaily

The N.J. Superior Court in Morris County has placed a gag order on the parties involved in the N.J. Division of Youth and Family Services case against Christian homeschooling parents John and Carolyn Jackson.

As reported yesterday by WND, DYFS took the five Jackson children away from their parents on April 16, 2010, citing an imminent danger to the children after the youngest, 2-year-old Chaya, was hospitalized. The parents have been fighting in court to regain custody.

According to a source who asked not to be named, the judge hearing the case, Michael Paul Wright, imposed the gag order Wednesday afternoon upon the request of DYFS. WND called DYFS to inquire about the case early Wednesday afternoon, and posted a news story on the WND website early Thursday morning.

Army Maj. John Jackson confirmed to WND today that he is under a gag order and is no longer allowed to talk to the media about the case.

"Typically, one of the parties would motion the court to impose a gag order," said N.J. attorney William Baer. "In this case, considering the Jacksons were openly speaking to the press, it would seem plausible that the motion originated with DYFS. This case has been going on since last spring, with, to my knowledge, no imposed restrictions on communications. So, why was this gag order issued now? Was it in response to a reporter recently asking questions of DYFS regarding this case? Seems very likely to me.

"In cases involving minors, courts are inclined to defer to DYFS, which ostensibly is protecting the interests of the children. We must also keep in mind that both DYFS and the courts are essentially agents of the state."

Here's yesterday's story being referred to

And again, absolutely normal CPS behavior.  They call this sort of case a "High Risk Case".  Not a risk to the children, mind you- but a risk to CPS having their damnable dirty deeds nationally exposed. 

"Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear." -Harry S. Truman (1884-1972), 33rd US President Source: message to Congress, August 8, 1950

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