Skip to comments.Major updates in the case of Connecticut teen Justina Pelletier (nurse speaks out)
Posted on 05/01/2014 6:00:26 PM PDT by Whenifhow
After months of false leads and dead ends, there have been some promising updates in the case of Connecticut teen Justina Pelletier. The Massachusetts Department of Children and Families took custody of Justina after her parents disputed the diagnosis doctors at Boston Childrens Hospitals handed down. Boston Childrens Hospital said the then 15-year-old had a psychiatric disorder not mitochondrial disease, which her parents had been treating her for at the direction of another doctor. Though a Boston juvenile court judge recently awarded permanent custody of Justina to the state DCF, it would appear, based on the letter by Massachusetts Health and Human Services Secretary John Polanowicz, that a plan is in the works to at least return Justina to her home state of Connecticut. Justina Pelletier should return to her home state of Connecticut to receive the services and support she needs close to her friends, family, school and community, Polanowicz writes. We strongly believe that this outcome is in Justinas best interests, and have laid the groundwork to make it happen. Read the full letter HERE. Meanwhile, Human Events reported on Monday that a Boston psychiatric nurse who cares for Justina filed a mandated reporter complaint against Boston Childrens Hospital. In the written complaint to Department of Children & Families Commissioner Olga Roche, Kathleen T. Higgins, R.N. alleges state authorities have unlawfully imprisoned Justina for 14 months. On radio this morning, Glenn read through portions of the letter.
In a letter dated January 8, Higgins wrote that she has been engaged with Linda, Lou and Jennifer Pelletier, the parents and eldest sister of Justina Pelletier, to facilitate Justinas discharge from Bader 5, inpatient psychiatric unit of Boston Childrens Hospital, where she has been unjustly and illegally imprisoned for the past nine months since April 23, 2013. Furthermore, Higgins explained that without a history of serious mental illness or behaviors to indicate she was at risk for harming herself or others, holding Justina against her will is abusive behavior. Read the full report via Human Events HERE.
Finally, on Wednesday, TheBlaze reported Olga Roche, the embattled commissioner of the Massachusetts DCF whom Higgins wrote her complaint to, had resigned from her post. Governor Deval Patrick said it was impossible for her to continue in her current role. Roche was facing mounting pressure following the death of three children. The Associated Press reports: Olga Roches resignation comes after calls from top Democratic lawmakers including Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo and Senate President Therese Murray for Roche to be replaced as commissioner of the Department of Children and Families. [
] I have accepted her resignation because I believe it is not possible for the agency to move forward in this environment with her at the helm, said John Polanowicz, secretary of the states Executive Office of Health and Human Services, which oversees the DCF. The agency named Erin Deveney as its interim commissioner. She has been working there for about 30 days following a stint at the Department of Motor Vehicles. Olga Roche presided over the horrific mistreatment of Justina Pelletier and the tragic deaths of children in DCF custody, the Pelletiers spokesman Rev. Patrick Mahoney said. We hope Erin Deveney will correct the systemic injustice of the previous administration by taking immediate steps to free Justina into the loving arms of her family and accepting the reunification proposal. While there is still a lot of work to be done before Justina is returned not just to the state of Connecticut but to her family, these developments offer a glimmer of hope to an otherwise inexplicable case. You can learn more about the fight to free Justina HERE.
Glenn Beck: Nurse In Justina Pelletier Case Speaks Out
Glenn Beck: Nurse In Justina Pelletier Case Speaks Out
So they put a lady from the DMV in charge now?
Boggles the mind.
The state of MA is intentionally murdering that girl.
Massachusetts permits human experimentation on
wards (slaves) of the Commonwealth.
With Deval Patrick, this is Dookhan-quality “medicine”
of a type Mengele, himself, would be proud of.
It is. I don’t know what else to say.
DMV. Amazing and brilliant appointment. May the good Lord intervene.
Yeah, Goobernur Devil Patrick replace the head of the Department of Children and Families with a person from the Registry of Motor Vehicles. That is almost an equation in Massghanistan DCF = RMV.
Look for no changes at all in either the DCF or the RMV.
I had to listen to 5 minutes and 20 seconds of glen beck, who I don’t like read what I already read. The nurse does not speak.
Here in Connecticut I have not heard of Gov Malloy doing anything at all for this poor girl. I’ve e-mailed him about this case and have not even gotten a reply.
The nurse wrote a letter which Beck read in the video. There were a couple of hyperlinks in the article.
Read the full letter HERE.
Massachusetts Health Official: Justina Pelletier Should Return to Home State As Soon As Possible
Meanwhile, Human Events reported on Monday that a Boston psychiatric nurse who cares for Justina filed a mandated reporter complaint against Boston Childrens Hospital. In the written complaint to Department of Children & Families Commissioner Olga Roche, Kathleen T. Higgins, R.N. alleges state authorities have unlawfully imprisoned Justina for 14 months. On radio this morning, Glenn read through portions of the letter.
Read the full report via Human Events HERE.
NURSE FILES COMPLAINT: I WITNESSED JUSTINAS UNLAWFUL INPRISONMENT
It has been my experience that emails are readily disregarded. OTOH, a typed letter in perfect English delivered by the Postal Service usually gets attention since the recipients figure that the author is a thoughtful person who has taken the time to write a reasoned letter with some thought in it, as opposed to a dashed-out email. Try it.
Most states have some for of open documents law, and usualy the crats are responsible - therefore letters and FAX communication gets more attention.
Can we say “notification” and “proper procedures”, MS DMV Person?
Concur. The state of Mass is killing that child. The people involved should be held accountable. That is criminal charges.
No the lady who just resigned was the one who was the DMV expert.....moved to dept of children and family services....obviously the same thing /s
Agree. However, you are still trying to communicate with a bureaucrat. I have found the biggest response comes from phone calls directly to the highest person you can reach at a big-city newspaper, followed by a letter to the editor. Reporters/editors are proud of their state and don't like bad publicity.
That’s a good idea, too.
That’s not the way I read it,not that it matters in MA.
” The agency named Erin Deveney as its interim commissioner. She has been working there for about 30 days following a stint at the Department of Motor Vehicles “
Sorry I got confused...this case and others like it boils my blood and hence my brain
If I'm correct in my belief that doesn't bode well...AT ALL...for this young girl.
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