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The unlawful detention of children at schools by school officials and CAS workers

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The Unlawful Practice of Social Work by CAS workers in Ontario

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Self proclaimed domestic violence expert, Peter Jaffe, subject of growing public criticism

As more and more families are destroyed as a result of Ontario's zero tolerance policies on domestic violence, it would appear that advocates for the truth are beginning to fight back.

Mr. Peter Jaffe, long considered by women's shelter groups as their guru in domestic violence is now becoming the subject of public criticism. Many believe that the information he has help spread to officials on domestic violence is responsible for many of Ontario's draconian anti-family domestic violence policies.

+++++++++ Letter from Prof. Grant Brown ++++++
From: Grant Brown [mailto:grant.brown@shaw.ca]
Sent: Wednesday, March 10, 2010 11:04 AM
To: paul.berton@sunmedia.ca
Cc: ian.gillespie@sunmedia.ca
Subject: Ex-MP calls for shared parenting

Dear sirs,

It is mind-boggling that you can, with a straight face, refer to Peter Jaffe as an "expert" on domestic violence - or anything else, for that matter.

Jaffe was a member of a panel in the early 1990s which produced a report claiming that satanic ritual abuse of children was commonplace in North America, and the evidence for this assertion was "recovered memories." "Recovered memory" theory went the way of the dodo bird shortly thereafter, and no evidence of satanic ritual abuse of children was ever found anywhere. Jaffe's credibility should have been in tatters.

Jaffe was also the "expert witness" at the trial of Paul Bernardo who said that Karla Homolka could have been a "battered woman" who was not responsible for the drugging, raping, and murder of several teenage girls, including her little sister Tammy. Never mind that at the time of this incident, holiday videos showed a beaming and preening Karla, totally besotted with Bernardo and not the least bit abused. Jaffe's opinion of Homolka is so repugnant to decent human beings that using him as an "authority" in your newspaper taints you by association. You might as well quote the Grand Poohba of the KKK as an authority on race relations.

You now quote Jaffe saying that false allegations of domestic violence and child abuse are rare. This is utter hogwash, as any criminal defence or family lawyer in the city could have told you. Have you bothered to check Jaffe's sources for this "opinion"? Does he even have any credible sources? Did you not notice that Jaffe is funded by the Ontario Women's Directorate specifically to propagate the lie that women are always and ever the innocent victims of men? (It says all you need to know about the objectivity of his outfit in the title.) What kind of investigative journalism do you engage in there in London?

False allegations are rampant, especially in family law cases. The problem is so serious - due in large part to the kind of biopolitical claptrap advanced by Jaffe in the early 1990s - that in 2000 the Alberta courts instituted a procedure for screening all such allegations by a team of police and child psychologists. This practice was instituted by Madam Justice M. Trussler, Associate Chief Justice of Alberta for Family Law. I appeared before her a few years ago representing a man falsely accused of sexual abuse of his step-daughter. She told me in open court that at least 80% of the cases screened for child abuse - and there are hundreds every year in Alberta - are determined to be "unfounded." (A much smaller percentage actually result in guilty verdicts.) That ratio corresponds with what I have experienced in my own practice of family law.

I take Justice Trussler to be a vastly more credible authority on the subject of false allegations than Jaffe ever will be. Why don't you look for the truth, rather than for some kind of phony "balance" or juicy "controversy" in your stories? You poorly serve your readers by propagating Jaffe's lies.

Sincerely,
Grant A. Brown, DPhil (Oxon), LL.B.
Edmonton, Alberta
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