Norm Pattis: Massachusetts Busybodies Kidnap A Conn. Teen
This latter prospect chills to the bone. Shouldn't the benefit of the doubt go to a child's parents? I no more trust the state to raise my children than I trust it to tell me what I can and cannot read. A world run by officious intermedders is an idiot's paradise.
I am hoping that the Pelletiers break the gag order in this case and take their case public. What would be the harm in doing so? They might be held in contempt? Massachusetts has already done a pretty good job of holding them in a contempt far more damning that a judge's ire. The Bay State has kidnapped their daughter, and is refusing them the right to talk about it.
Norm Pattis is a criminal defense lawyer and civil rights attorney in Bethany. Most days he blogs at www.pattisblog.com.