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Monday, July 23, 2001
Bizarro cartoon's jury nails the court process.
Women who run like wolves
Monday, July 16, 2001, Ilana Mercer, The Ottawa Citizen
A look at the mythology,and revisionism, in domestic violence.
StatsCan openly discusses family violence data
Tuesday, July 24, 2001, Letter to the editor by Roy Jones, The Ottawa Citizen
StatCan's Director, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, spins incorrect statements. Firstly, the Juristat publication makes no attempt to fairly explain that what they claim as victimisation rates is really court result cases that have come to completion. Killings and homicides are not the same. Secondly, the 1999 StatsCan survey shows, irrespective of their other distorted one-gendered intentionally biased work showed, that slightly more men than women are the victims of domestic violence (Criminal Code definition) in any year, but that slightly more women remember being victims in the last 5 years than men do. Actually, it does look like more women change non-violent incidents to violent ones once they are no longer with the guy, but that is it. Jones plays with rounding when the stats are much, much closer -- one of the lesser ways to lie with Statistics Canada.
Society lets women get away with murder
Wednesday, July 25, 2001, Letter to the editor by Linda Kinsella, The Ottawa Citizen
Good letter and quite insightful in many of its points.
Little man on campus: `Second-wave feminism' has conquered Canadian campuses. So much for truth and male students.
Tuesday, June 19, 2001, Ilana Mercer, The Ottawa Citizen
Excellent article on the toxic gender environment at Canadian universities.
Article wrong on pay gap
Monday, July 2, 2001, Letter to the editor by Cathy Cotton, The Ottawa Citizen
The Assistant Director, Income statistics division, Statistics Canada spins the truth in the StatsCan publication. First, the "unexplained wage gap" that StatsCan likes to tout is provided only with the explanation that "others" say it is discrimination, but that is clearly their position. However, their articles that show that newly graduated FEMALE students make higher rates of pay than to MALE students is not due to some "unexplained phenomena" and it is not called discimination either. One wonders how fast an Assistant Director has to be spun to get a straight face to write this stuff.
Senators OK Horn for senior HHS job
Saturday, July 28, 2001, Cheryl Wetzstein, The Washington Times
A father friendly appointment -- back again. Again, arguments from the anti-family politician who believe the answer to something is to pay women to exclude fathers.
Sympathy over-rides justice for killer moms
Wednesday, July 25, 2001, Tana Dineen, Vancouver Sun
Psychologist Dineen takes a look at some of the murders of children over the last few months, and historically, in illustrating how differently female child killers are treated in our society than are men who kill children.
Inner demons in both sexes
Wednesday, July 11, 2001, Cathy Young, Boston Globe
Young looks at the reaction to the killing of the Yates children by their mother and the sympathy directed to the mother, and compares it to the treatment of fathers. "To others, the sympathy extended to Yates symbolizes the excesses of an insidious brand of so-called feminism that absolves women of all responsibility for their actions and always blames men for the evil that women do. At the Fox News Web site, libertarian feminist Wendy McElroy assails the notion that even a woman who viciously murders babies is the true victim, a casualty of white male culture's indifference to the plight of women."
Reasons for male suicide all too clear
Wednesday, July 4, 2001, John Waters, Irish Times
Unfortunately, it is so obvious. Dr Terry Lynch, whose book is discussed points out that "what we call 'depression' is not a mental illness as commonly understood but a sane response to the external reality of the sufferer's life..".
Gender and Violence
Monday, July 2, 2001, Iosbel Butler, Irish Times
Here is an Irish lawyer who in a letter to the editor, that misquotes "studies" with no, or purposefully one-sided and skewed, data. She parrots as fact the rationalisations of others in dealing with the overwhelming evidence of the non-gendered nature of domestic violence. I sure would watch out for Isobel Butler if she was supposed to present real evidence to a judge. It simply illustrates how comfortable the leaches who tap these markets have come with the government money, and how far they are removed from the real world.
Domestic violence more likely from women - report
Thursday, June 14, 2001, Padraig O'Morain, Irish Times
Irish support services confirm the domestic violence statistics from the rest of the world -- DV is an equal-gender problem.
90% of marriages relatively healthy
Thursday, June 14, 2001, Padraig O'Morain, Irish Times
Well, somewhat qualified. This seems to say that the most common reason marriages break down is that men don't fight back, but withdraw emotionally. On the other hands, it is much more likely that the women want to withdraw from the relationship. I would note that housework seem to have little to do with separation -- except as something to complain about.
Obstruction at Justice
Saturday, July 28, 2001, Editorial, National Post
The Post looks at the campaign of disinformation from Justice Canada and the resistance to changes to help children.
Regulations run rampant
Friday, July 27, 2001, Karen Selick, National Post
Somewhat more technically complicated but examples of how other ministries in the government have had a bureaucratic coup and the inmates are now running the show. She didn't even get down the role to "rules" which are supposed to be less than an Act or its Regulations, but is now, with the force of lawyers, running the land.
Man v. woman
Friday, July 27, 2001, A. McIvor, National Post
Letter of support for equal shared parenting, and a realisation that your MP is locked away scared. Get to her or him!
Liberals assail minister's lawmaking
Thursday, July 26, 2001, Robert Fife, National Post
Article on the irresponsibiltiy of Minister of Justice, Anne McLellan.
Thursday, July 26, 2001, Senator Anne Cools and Roger Gallaway, MP, National Post
A reply from the Senator and MP to the confirmation by the minister that the "consultions" are not public, that they are being run by political bureaucrats (not administrators), that they are purposefully upsurping Parliament and that they are not by any means a "ministerial consultation". Dicussion on the wildly unusual and intemperate delays imposed by Minister Anne McLellan in the process.
Tuesday, July 24, 2001, Peter Ostrowski, National Post
Letter to the Editor outlining the damage done by former Minister of Justice Alan Rock, and what is either the ignorance or duplicity of the current Minister, Anne McLellan, in the process of "ministerial consultation" she claims is occurring.
Saturday, July 21, 2001, Brian Jenkins and Gary Hudson, National Post
Letters from readers talking about how what the Minister of Justice claims is in the "consultation" is not and never was. This was not "public", it did not "involve the provinces" and it did not do as much to consult as to limit the options to those that are bad.
The Minister is in charge
Friday, July 20, 2001, Anne McLellan, National Post
Minister of Justice, Anne McLellan, defends that her staff are political on her orders and that she is sticking with obfuscation of the issues of the children of separation and divorce. She justifies the hundreds of thousands damaged by her delay stating that she is "committed to promoting positive outcomes..." Sure. Did I mention the pet legislation again? Your dog? No kids, eh?
Who's in charge?
Thursday, July 19, 2001, Editorial, National Post
The Post looks at the "consultation" on child custody and access and realises that there is no minister at home in the Department of Justice and the inmates are running the show.
Monday, July 16, 2001, Hon. Anne C. Cools, Senator and Roger Gallaway, MP, National Post
Letter form Senator Cools and MP Gallaway about Virginia McRae's letter of July 10. They talk of the invalidity of the Justice Department's divorce "ministerial consultation," the inappropriateness of bureaucrats to set political policy while bypassing Parliament, and the secretive nature of the clandestine destruction of democracy. A great letter.
No special treatment
Tuesday, July 10, 2001, Virginia McRae, National Post
Civil sevant, MrRae of Justice Canada assures all that that the bigotry will be considered, but not via a separate consultation, but in a different form during this "consultation."
Feminists might be granted own hearing on divorce law
Thursday, July 5, 2001, Chris Cobb, National Post
"Feminists" will not discuss, so they want a separate meeting to dictate in secret their demands for millions more of our dollar$. Remember, these people make millions from the suffering of the children and parents of divorce -- though these zealots do think that is their divine calling
Justice minister is in charge of her officials
Friday, July 27, 2001, Anne McLellan, The Ottawa Citizen
The Minister of Justice attempts to defend her lack of ministerial abiltiies. It is amazing that the well-documented mandate of "her consultation" as communicated to the few who could take part is so much different that what she says. But she does admit it is not a "ministerial consultation," just a way to send millions off to soem enviromental "consultants" and delay. Obviously, she does not know what is going on. At the end of the letter putting herself first, she echoes an empty bit about putting children first. It must be why Canada had pet legislation as a higher priority in her Ministery than the children of Canada did. Poor show, Minister.
Liberals publicly attack 'haughty' justice minister
Thursday, July 26, 2001, Chris Cobb, The Ottawa Citizen
Senator Cools's and Roger Gallaway's pointing out the responsibilties and actions of the Minister of Justice, Anne McLellan, have the civil servants of Justice in a tizzy as they might have to be sent back to be civil servants in a democracy instead of little dictators operating in secret. Wouldn't democracy be nice again?
Civil service has no business creating public policy
Saturday, July 21, 2001, Roger Gallaway and Anne C. Cools
MP and Senator write about the invalidity of the Justice Department's "ministerial consultation," the inappropriateness of bureaucrats to set political policy while bypassing Parliament, and the secretive nature of the clandestine destruction of democracy. A great letter.
Minister has let bureaucrats take over Justice, critics charge
Monday, July 16, 2001, Chris Cobb, The Ottawa Citizen
MPs Roger Gallaway and John Bryden talk of the corruption of control in the Department of Justice and the upsurption of critical processes such as the changes to the Divorce Act and the laws governing Freedom of Information.
Justice won't hold women-only hearings
Wednesday, July 11, 2001, Virginia McRae, The Ottawa Citizen
Civil servant in letter to the newspaper insists that the bigotry will be considered, but not via a separate consultation, but not in a direct format, during this "consultation."
Stop wasting taxpayer money on feminist agenda
Tuesday, July 10, 2001, Gwendolyn Landolt, The Ottawa Citizen
REAL Women, in a letter to the editor, talks how outrageous the thought of coddling a group who refuses to consider the best interests of any one other than themselves.
Just say no to apartheid
Friday, July 6, 2001, Editorial, The Ottawa Citizen
The Citizen comments on the insane notion of encouraging bigots by having separation in the "consultation" process on divorce and custody. This is not so much a bigotry issue though, the groups that are boycotting are those that make millions off the suffering of the children and parents of divorce -- though these zealots do think that is their divine calling.
Divorce Act consultation worthwhile
Thursday, July 26, 2001, Letter to the Editor by Louise Malenfant, The Edmonton Journal
An attendee who found the consultations "delightful" and who figures that the overriding of parliamentary rules did not occur for some reason. Perhaps the hundreds of thousands of children severely damaged by the Department of Justice's inactions and delays will help in defining the term "delightful."
"Justice Ministry guilty of public posturing"
Monday, July 23, 2001, Senator Anne Cools and Roger Gallaway, MP, The Edmonton Journal
Cools and Gallaway outline just why Farah Mohamed of Justice Canada is wrong, and about who is a parliamentary democracy is responsible for policy -- and it is not the underlings in the civil service. It is frightening to think that these are the same people who change laws without parliament or Canadians ever being consulting, but have made rules that put themselves above the law. Shameful.
MPs misinformed about lack of input, Justice official says
Wednesday, July 18, 2001, Lisa Gregoire, The Edmonton Journal
MPs Roger Gallaway and John Bryden talk of the corruption of control in the Department of Justice and the upsurption of critical processes such as the changes to the Divorce Act and the laws governing Freedom of Information. Farah Mohamed, a spokesperson from the Department of Justice, has obviously lost her way who is responsible for legislation in this country -- it is not the bureaucrats hiding anonymously in the Department of Justice.
New ideas on revising divorce law make sense
Tuesday, July 10, 2001, Editorial, Vancouver Sun
Force divorcing parents to take courses: lawyers
Monday, July 9, 2001, Cristin Schmitz, National Post
This is about the Canadian Bar Association's submission to the Department of Justice's "consultation" on the changes to the Divorce Act. This represents a significant change from the position of the CBA since the hearings of the Special Joint Committee. At that time, the CBA indicated that minimal changes were required to the Divorce Act and that there was absolutely no problem with "access denial" in Canada. Now they indicated that sweeping changes are needed to the Divorce Act and that "access denial" is a significant problem. You can read the CBA's submission, in PDF format at http://www.cba.org/PDF/Divorce01-24-eng.pdf. The support of the shift from "parental rights" to "parental responsiblities" does a good job of capturing the current Department of Justice philosophy of adults being slaves to children, and of a society that must spend every cent they have only on children so that these children can grow up to be slaves to the next generations, and the ruling bureaucrats of course. There are a number of flaws in the arguments in this submission in our opinion. Some of these, for you to think about, are:
A step in the right direction, but unfortunately it should have been bigger.
- a change in name alone with no education of judges, lawyers, assessors and the other beneficiaries of the pain divorce will simply result in the same confusion and lack of change as documented in the "Australian experience",
- courses will simply establish a status quo that will allow a period of abuse to become the norm in the relationship with access denial and alienation being prominent -- and courses will never help the huge number of mentally disturbed parents that are the crux of the "high conflict" problem,
- the proposal keeps the conflictual current system in place and continues to have those least likely to make informed decisions about children -- the judges and lawyers -- too heavily involved, and
- while stating that access denial is a serious problem, and almost admit that is it the child and spousal abuse that it is, the CBA continues on to a series of statements that implies that there should be nothing done about it, at least for women.
Missing lad in U.S.
Tuesday, July 31, 2001, Jason Botchford, Toronto Sun
Not in Mississauga, and not safe. Mom gets off and kid disappears -- and you can count on the police not issuing and enforcing an international arrest order and extradition procedure. The SG, AG and the police need to be charged with abuse if they don't get these people back.
Turn yourself in: Cops to Utah mom
Monday, July 30, 2001, Kevin Masterman, Toronto Sun
Boy is safe, says fugitive mother
Sunday, July 29, 2001, Brodie Fenlon, Toronto Sun
Yeah, right. Didn't Clifford Olson say that too. These two violent people have a little child, they are hunted by police, and they are more than tense. I hope that this child IS OK.
Dad waits for word about son
Friday, July 27, 2001, Jason Botchford, Toronto Sun
Divorce gone awry
Friday, July 27, 2001, Heather Bird, Toronto Sun
She seems to think that this is rare. The blatancy of this case may be rare, but this is a typical, conflicted divorce. Often the courts are one of the criminals with the big stick.
Hunt for Boy
Thursday, July 26, 2001, Jason Botchford, Toronto Sun
Man assaulted and child kidnapped during custody negotiations.
401 baby case back in court
Tuesday, July 24, 2001, Gretchen Drummie, Toronto Sun
Mom ordered to stay in jail
Friday, July 20, 2001, Brodie Fenlon, Toronto Sun
Accused in baby-dangling case denied bail
Friday, July 20, 2001, Toronto Star
Judge denies bail to mother
Friday, July 20, 2001, The Globe and Mail
Thi-Phuong Dang held. Notice that she is not charged with assault, or uttering threats, for threatening her child's life.
Lack of restraint
Tuesday, July 17, 2001, Editorial, National Post
While discussing Ms. Dang's child abuse, the ineffectiveness of restraining orders is admonished. Stiff penalities may make sense, but only after the courts stop handing them out like sugar pills. Either the order means something, all the time, and the judges take responsibility for their actions (i.e. accountability), or the orders should be done away with.
Woman accused of dangling baby stays in jail
Monday, July 16, 2001, The Toronto Star
Mother fails to say why tot held out car window
Monday, July 16, 2001, John Saunders, The Globe and Mail
Mother had restraining order at time of 401 ordeal
Monday, July 16, 2001, Brad Mackay, National Post
Mom dangles tot from SUV
Sunday, July 15, 2001, Jonathan Kingstone and Ian Robertson, Toronto Sun
Mom holds baby out the window on Canada's busiest highway because she was arguing with her husband. The Supreme Court of Canada's "lump of protoplasm" indeed.
Chicago suicides refocus spotlight on depression
Friday, July 20, 2001, Lindsey Tanner, Houston Chronicle
With the stats that are being released, it is clear -- no new mother or depressed mother should be allowed anywhere near the kids. Dad needs to step in. Oh right, all men are evil, all women are killers (but that is alright). What silly stereotyping the media stuff us with.
Mother accused of murder too ill to appear in court
Thursday, July 26, 2001, Jane Gadd, The Globe and Mail
Trunk mom misses court
Thursday, July 26, 2001, Brett Clarkson, Toronto Sun
Brother and sister laid to rest together
Sunday, July 22, 2001, Brett Clarkson, Toronto Sun
Family buries two children found dead in car trunk
Sunday, July 22, 2001, Prithi Yelaja, The Toronto Star
Suicide watch for mom of slain kids
Saturday, July 21, 2001, Ian Robertson, Toronto Sun
Kids' deaths remain a mystery
Thursday, July 19, 2001, Ian Robertson, Toronto Sun
Don't know how they died...it definitely was not car exhaust as seemed to be implied before.
'Tears in her eyes' always
Thursday, July 19, 2001, Mark Gollom, National Post
Statistics don't reflect anguish of some mothers
Wednesday, July 18, 2001, Margaret Philp, The Globe and Mail
This is one of those "its OK for women to kill children because they rarely do" articles. It purports to show that women rarely kill children. Unfortunately, the stats chosen are really done by the Department of Justice. They recognise only homicide convictions. Most women are not charged with homicide -- but with things like "not providing the necessities of life" -- even when they let a child bleed or starve to death in front of them. If they are charged, judges frequently dismiss obvious cases of homicide, as with Renee Heikemp in Toronto, for obviously corrupt reasons, and the Crown rarely appeals. These stats measure the unimportance of children to the legal system in Canada, and are perpetrated on the public by a media that knows better.
Wednesday, July 18, 2001, Ian Robertson, Toronto Sun
'Depressed' mother taken to hospital
Tuesday, July 17, 2001, Chris Eby, Ralph Bodirsky and Mark Gollom, National Post
Two children found dead in trunk of car
Tuesday, July 17, 2001, John Saunders, The Globe and Mail
Dead kids in car trunk spark murder probe
Tuesday, July 17, 2001, Jonathan Jenkins, Calgary Sun
Car trunk horror
Tuesday, July 17, 2001, Jonathan Jenkins, Toronto Sun
Two more children offed by a mother in Scarborough. The car that they were found in was not running (and had not been), and Mom was alive.
Mother of drowned U.S. kids indicted
Tuesday, July 31, 2001, Edmonton Sun
Yates' lawyers plan to enter insanity plea
Tuesday, July 31, 2001, Lisa Teachey, Houston Chronicle
Mom charged in drownings moved to psychiatric unit
Tuesday, July 24, 2001, Lisa Teachey, Houston Chronicle
Brother: Yates thought drownings 'best thing'
Saturday, July 14, 2001, Ruth Rendon, Houston Chronicle
DA, Yates lawyers differ on gag order, briefs say
Wednesday, July 11, 2001, Mary Flood, Houston Chronicle
Chronicle asks court to lift gag order in Yates case
Thursday, July 5, 2001, Alan Bernstein, Houston Chronicle
It's all about her, isn't it?
Tuesday, July 3, 2001, Mark Steyn, National Post
"Andrea Yates killed her children, but to our pundits she's a really harassed housewife, not a multiple murderer."
Mother charged in kids' drowning says devil is to blame
Tuesday, July 3, 2001, National Post
Yes, she was. Of course, this is just setting things up for the insanity plea.
Woman recalls drowning kids in '86
Tuesday, July 3, 2001, Rosanna Ruiz, Houston Chronicle
Child killer with mental disorder pleads her case: it was all dad's fault. She forgives herself.
Is Yates fit to go on trial?
Tuesday, July 3, 2001, Lisa Teachey and Ruth Rendon, Houston Chronicle
Lawyers float the insanity plea arguments.
Yates' mother mystified by children's drownings
Tuesday, July 3, 2001, Claudia Feldman, Houston Chronicle
Playing God On No Sleep
Monday, July 2, 2001, Anna Quindlen, Newsweek
Article trying to justify the brutal murder of 5 children, and say it is all just a little "oopsie" because she was tired. These newspaper journalists are dangerous. Someone should be seizing their kids, in their own "opinion".
What now for Andrea Yates?
Sunday, July 1, 2001, Mike Tolson, Houston Chronicle
No death sentence really expected for Andrea Yates...just for her kids.
Nightmare overtakes a man's charmed life
Sunday, July 1, 2001, Dale Lezon, Houston Chronicle
Not without precedent
Sunday, July 1, 2001, Houston Chronicle
This was not the first mass killing by a mother...and it will not be the last.
Hawaii killings eerily similar to Yateses'
Sunday, July 1, 2001, Mike Tolson, Houston Chronicle
This was not the first mass killing by a mother...and it will not be the last.
Yates family's tragedy holds up a mirror to us all
Sunday, July 1, 2001, Cheryl Brundage, Houston Chronicle
One of those I-felt-bad-one-day-so-it-is-OK-to-kill-children-and-blame-men arguments, put out cause all men are "monsters". Just look at the space she takes to develop that.
Why mothers kill their babies
Saturday, June 30, 2001, Sharon Kirkey, National Post
One of the sickest and more irrsponsible rationalisations that have come out in this debate. Mental illness in the criminals like Timothy McVeigh don't count, but anything a woman does wrong must be a mental illness and therefore she is the victim and those that die are the oppressors. You want a "command hallucination"? .... here it is!! The Post should be ashamed.
A family's pain unleashes sadness, anger
Friday, June 29, 2001, Sherry Thomas, Houston Chronicle
One of those articles deciding to blame someone else for the murder..this time some nebulous and unknown "we". If this was a man, the debate would be about keeping all men away from all chidlren. The double standard in action.
Andrea Yates' siblings: Depression runs in family
Thursday, June 28, 2001, Audrey Warren, Houston Chronicle
Father eulogizes 5 murdered children
Thursday, June 28, 2001, Pam Easton, National Post
Father remembers 5 children
Thursday, June 28, 2001, The Globe and Mail
Houston father buries 5 children allegedly drowned by their mother in bathtub
Thursday, June 28, 2001, The Ottawa Citizen
Grief-Stricken Father Eulogizes 5 Drowned Houston Children
Thursday, June 28, 2001, New York Times
Yates children remembered in services
Wednesday, June 27, 2001, Ruth Rendon, Houston Chronicle
Yates case falls under gag order
Wednesday, June 27, 2001, Lisa Teachey and Janette Rodrigues, Houston Chronicle
eBay stops auction of address for Yates site
Wednesday, June 27, 2001, Jo Ann Zuñiga, Houston Chronicle
Friends say Yates they knew couldn't hurt anyone
Tuesday, June 26, 2001, Audrey Warren, Houston Chronicle
Insanity defense has twofold proof burden
Tuesday, June 26, 2001, Jo Ann Zuñiga, Houston Chronicle
Tuesday, June 26, 2001, Claudia Feldman, Houston Chronicle
'She's in a very deep psychotic state'
Tuesday, June 26, 2001, National Post
Mom who killed kids 'in deep psychotic state,' lawyer says
Monday, June 25, 2001, Houston Chronicle
Funerals for five Yates children set for Wednesday in Clear Lake
Monday, June 25, 2001, Houston Chronicle
A Mother No More
Monday, June 25, 2001, Amanda Ripley, Time Magazine
Mom depicted as private, caring, burdened
Sunday, June 24, 2001, Alan Bernstein, Houston Chronicle
Attorney: Insanity defense likely
Sunday, June 24, 2001, Jerry Urban, Houston Chronicle
Stoic dad visits wife in jail
Saturday, June 23, 2001, Lisa Teachey and Rosanna Ruiz, Houston Chronicle
Father joins candlelight vigil for his 5 slain children
Saturday, June 23, 2001, Dale Lezon and Ruth Rendon, Houston Chronicle
Mother chased down oldest son before drowning him, report says
Saturday, June 23, 2001, C. Bryson Hull, National Post
Researchers say 'filicide' not rare
Friday, June 22, 2001, Mike Tolson, Houston Chronicle
Yates had taken anti-psychotic drug
Friday, June 22, 2001, Todd Ackerman, Houston Chronicle
We were a 'good family,' dad says
Friday, June 22, 2001, National Post
Mom held in killing 5 kids
Thursday, June 21, 2001, Mike Glenn, Ruth Rendon and Alan Bernstein, Houston Chronicle
A recent history of infanticide
Thursday, June 21, 2001, Janette Rodrigues, Houston Chronicle
Investigator: Mother described methodical drowning of 5 kids
Thursday, June 21, 2001, S.K. Bardwell, Mike Glenn and Ruth Rendon, Houston Chronicle
Postpartum depression's role doubted
Thursday, June 21, 2001, Todd Ackerman, Houston Chronicle
Here are a few of the things that make you realise that the story being spun is not the right on.
Woman charged with drowning her five children
Thursday, June 21, 2001, C. Bryson Hull, National Post
Husband stands by woman who killed their children
Thursday, June 21, 2001, The Toronto Star
5 kids found slain in Clear Lake
Wednesday, June 20, 2001, Mike Glenn and Miriam Garcia, Houston Chronicle
Mother held after five children drowned
Wednesday, June 20, 2001, The Globe and Mail
Here again a murderous mother, Andrea Yates, drowns her 5 young children in the bathtub -- including a 7-year-old who fought the process tooth-and-nail. But they are dead. Watch how the newspapers turn away from the terrible end these children met at the hands of someone that supposedly loved them. Yates's depression and psychosis are then used to somehow justify this killing -- seemingly even to her husband and family -- although any such psychotic man would have been labelled a monster (no reason to look at why)1 and duely done away with. They even want to hang the unlikely lable of "post partum depression" in this murder of so many children, not just the baby, by a woman that was rational enough to fight a 7-year-old into the water and rational enough to let her husband and police know what she did, after it was done, but not before when it would have made a difference. It is amazing the number of women who comment htat they wanted to kill their children at one time or another, so it must be OK for women to kill kids. Monsters indeed.
Death of baby boy propels strangers to mourn together
Friday, July 6, 2001, Jason van Rassel, Calgary Herald
Cops did not even let Dad out of jail for the funeral. Wonderful people out there.
Baby Domenic not forgotten
Sunday, June 24, 2001, Nadia Moharib, Edmonton Sun
After he's dead, then someone looks after him.
Alberta: Missing baby's father arrested on unrelated warrants
Thursday, June 14, 2001, National Post
Parents have only themselves to fear
Wednesday, June 13, 2001, Patricia Pearson, National Post
A look at the reality -- it is not the boogey-man pedophile that we have been trained to protect children from that are the greatest threat to children, if is their parents. And, if you look at the balanced stats, beware of "single moms" in particular.
Mother of missing baby faces deportation over expired visa
Wednesday, June 13, 2001, Grady Semmens and Jason Van Rassel, Calgary Herald
Alberta: Woman charged in infant's death faces immigration woes
Wednesday, June 13, 2001, National Post
Japanese mother of dead Alberta baby faces immigration charges
Tuesday, June 12, 2001, Canoe News
She's here illegally too.
Terrible tragedy raises parental awareness
Tuesday, June 12, 2001, Licia Corbella, Calgary Sun
Corbella again issues letter that mothers need support for raising kids -- not fathers NECESSARILY, but supports.
Give it up, Licia.
Tuesday, June 12, 2001, Letter by Eeva Sodhi, Calgary Sun
A mother tells spoiled Licia what life is.
Alberta: Mother to be assessed
Tuesday, June 12, 2001, National Post
Babies' mother to get psychiatric assessment
Monday, June 11, 2001, Canoe News
Out to decide that mother didn't kill children and to keep this killing out of the statistics by never laying a charge.
Babies' mother in court today
Monday, June 11, 2001, Peter Smith, Calgary Sun
Mother in court -- not for killing children, but for improperly disposing of their bodies. Was killing them really OK?
Alberta: Psych evaluation ordered
Monday, June 11, 2001, National Post
Sunday, June 10, 2001, Mizue Asai and Bill Kaufmann, Calgary Sun
Devastated grandparents to come to the side of their killer daughter.
Detectives eager to question father
Sunday, June 10, 2001, Peter Smith, Calgary Sun
Of course, they want him on minor charges and now they want to blame him for the death of children that she hid from him and he didn't know where they were.
Father tried to visit babies
Saturday, June 9, 2001, Jason van Rassel, Calgary Herald
Parents mourn grandchildren they didn't know
Saturday, June 9, 2001, The Globe and Mail
Mother hides children from their father, and her parents, before killing them.
No work is harder than being a mom
Saturday, June 9, 2001, Licia Corbella, Calgary Sun
Stupidity. She should try being a parent deprived of their children to find out what hard is.
Diary reveals mother's struggle as police hunt for missing child
Saturday, June 9, 2001, Dawn Walton, The Globe and Mail
'I wanted you to know ... how stressed I am'
Saturday, June 9, 2001, Robert Remington, National Post
Mother stressed, so apparently OK to kill kids?? As pointed out, she had plenty of government paid resources to hide the children from the father while she partied, so there was no need for these children to die.
Police believe infant girl set adrift in bags
Friday, June 8, 2001, Robert Remington, National Post
Neighbours left little boy to die from neglect in his apartment, while mother partied on. Did the baby die first and she dumped the body, or was the little alive when she was put into the freezing water?
Boy found dead; sister missing
Friday, June 8, 2001, Dawn Walton, The Globe and Mail
Mom goes partying for a week. Son die of thirst and starvation, and apparently dumps his sister into the river. Police label deaths "suspicious".
Calgary police search for body of second child
Thursday, June 7, 2001, The Globe and Mail
Second baby's corpse sought in Calgary
Thursday, June 7, 2001, The Toronto Star
Calgary police charge mother in child's death, search for second baby's body
Thursday, June 7, 2001, Judy Monchuck, The Kingston Whig-Standard
Screams ignored as baby left to die
Thursday, June 7, 2001, Kerry Williamson, Calgary Herald
Another murder by an mother, Rei Fujii, who had different priorities that these children, who seem to have died terrible deaths from maltreatment. An echo of Rene Heikamp in Toronto of mothers who just don't care (and in this case, hid from the father who seems to have cared enough to try to help his children).
A state senator responds
Sunday, July 1, 2001, Al Knight, Denver Post
Colorado State Senator Ken Gordon responds to the column -- but de doesn't appear to have done what he says.
Another blow to marriage
Wednesday, June 20, 2001, Al Knight, Denver Post
Colorado moves to eliminate fathers from their children's lives at their mother's whim.
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