Discussion in 'Black People Open Forum' started by truetothecause, Apr 14, 2009.
Sad End to Milwaukee Child-Custody Case
By MICHAEL A. LINDENBERGER Thursday, Oct. 02, 2008
The case of the missing Milwaukee baby, and the mother who chose eight months of jail over joint custody, came to a sad end late last week. The baby, malnourished and with two broken bones, has been found, and the mother, 29-year-old April Griffin, is back in jail, only this time she's facing felony charges that could keep here there for four years or more.
Griffin attracted a legion of supporters last year with her desperate refusal to accept a judge's order that her son's father be given a chance to share custody. She sent the boy into hiding in May 2007 and showed up at the Milwaukee County courthouse and told District Judge Michael Goulee to go ahead and put her in jail. He did just that and sent deputies searching her family members' homes, threatening to arrest anyone found helping hide the child. But as the months passed, nothing changed. Griffin remained in jail, and her son, Jesse Moses Griffin-Sebuliba, remained missing.
When Goulee released Griffin earlier this year, citing her fast-deteriorating health in jail, he did so with a warning. The child, he said, "will be found. And he will be found with someone, and that someone will be charged with a crime." The patience of the law won out in the end. Last Friday night, Milwaukee police, acting on a tip about the location of 2-year-old Jesse, entered an apartment on North Richards Street. They found the boy in his mother's arms....
be mindful of MEDIA PROPOGANDA
thanks for that ONE story.....and I have not read it yet....HOWEVER...
I am at the DOOR right now and the SISTER OF APRIL GRIFFIN is here AGAIN...telling the FACTS of this case...
I'll be back with OTHER information!
That was the most recent article I found. 'Glad to know you have updates, though.
Stick around for the UP-DATE and REAL DEAL!
That's probably because that's all they WANT YOU TO KNOW
indeed. that story did seem somehow "slanted" as if "dr. spin" had gotten hold of it.
as always "what is the rest of the story"?
I am waiting for the SiSter to send me the links to the court documents of this case.
I KNOW that the "father" in question is from Uganda. He was physically abusive during he and April's relationship. During her pregnancy, he attempted to abort the child by physically beating on April including kicking her in the stomach and the like.
After the child was born and a restraining order was obtained against him, the state of Milwaukee wanted the name of the father in order to collect monies for the birth of the baby. The state sent her a letter to come to a PATERNITY hearing. When April refused to put her address on documents which the father would have access to.....
April's "crime" was PROTECTING herself and her SON from an ABUSER.
She dared to defy the JUDGE and she was held in contempt of court.....
the rest is HIS story........
unless...your interested in hearing HERstory!
Come to the DOOR
More FACTS to come....as there are copies of actual court documents of what has been happening for this SiSter.
Here is the link for the records:
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