A new petition to ‘Help Stop The Wrongful Removal of Children From Single Mothers’ by Family Court and the Department of Child and Family Services in Bermuda.
As of 8:30 this morning, more than 60 people had signed the petition online as the numbers climb towards the first 100.
This after an exclusive Bermuda Real interview aired on Fresh TV and streamed live around the world with Snow Black, the mother of the young girl who died while in the care a facility in Utah, who has signed the petition.
Ms Black wrote: “In memory of my baby girl. Her death will not be in vain.
The petition published online on change.org states:
I write this petition in Memory of “Kirsta” who was a 16 year old girl that ended her life because she could find no other escape from the darkness that was inflicted on her by DCFS & Family Court Judges – of which she endured for most of her life…and was supposed to be in a facility that was designed to build her morale and hope and help heal the scars of her childhood. I write this for Destiny who is trying to escape the hands of DCFS but has no safe place to turn….I pray she is alright.
I write this petition for ALL mothers who have endured the horrific, barbaric and inhuman separation of their child for no justifiable reason…but for evil intent by DCFS & Family Court.
I write this petition to expose the corruption and injustices that are taking place in Bermuda Family Court and with DCFS.- departments of the Bermuda Government that are commissioned to protect but are violating instead.
Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights states:
1 Everyone has the right to respect for his private and family life, his home and his correspondence.
2 There shall be no interference by a public authority with the exercise of this right except such as is in accordance with the law and is necessary in a democratic society (BUT ARE THEY A NECESSARY INTERFERENCE IN MANY OF THE CIRCUMSTANCES FOR WHICH I SPEAK?) in the interests of national security, public safety or the economic well being of the country, for the prevention of disorder or crime, for the protection of health or morals, or for the protection of the rights and freedoms of others.
The Convention on the Rights of the Child states in ARTICLE 12 WHICH THE CHILDRENS ACT OF BERMUDA REFERS – https://www.ohchr.org/en/professionalinterest/pages/crc.aspx
1. States Parties shall assure to the child who is capable of forming his or her own views the right to express those views freely in all matters affecting the child, the views of the child being given due weight in accordance with the age and maturity of the child.
2. For this purpose, the child shall in particular be provided the opportunity to be heard in any judicial and administrative proceedings affecting the child, either directly, or a representative or an appropriate body, in a manner consistent with the procedural rules of national law.
Too MANY CHILDREN are being deprived their childhood and are being forced to suffer through abusive situations in foster care – they are also enduring the negative stigma attached to being removed from their mother/parents care…all of which are severe atrocities to expect a child to live through.
I am calling on all the authorities of Bermuda to put together an independent and possibly even an overseas NGO Human Rights body to investigate these horrific acts of cruelty.
THERE IS SIMPLY IS NO ABILITY FOR ANYONE WITHIN 21 SQ MILES TO ACT IN AN UNBIASED MANNER AS THESE INJUSTICES HAVE EXISTED FOR OVER 30 YEARS WITHOUT ACCOUNTABILITY TO DATE!
I implore the authorities to PUT A STOP TO THESE HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS ASAP!!!!