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Sally Clark RIP

It is very sad to hear of the death of Sally Clark. She was a victim of the courts in the UK that claim to be based upon justice. She is not the only victim, but one of the more high profile victims.

Some people wonder why I am so concerned about the way in which our system persecutes parents (particularly mothers). The story of Sally Clark should explain why.

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CoralPoetry said…
Hi,

It is heartbreaking news. We live in sad times, but Sally was strong in the face of injustice. We could all learn lessons from her actions and self-discipline. As a lawyer she knew the score - it wasn't her place to prove her innocence - it was up to the Judges and Jury to prove her guilt with the weight of dodgy evidence.
Have you seen this SUSPICIOUS "tribute"?
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http://mutated-unmuated.blogspot.com/2007/03/sally-clarks-death.html
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Yours sincerely
Coral P

www.coralpoetry.blogspot.com
CoralPoetry said…
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CoralPoetry said…
This is an open letter to Prof Hamblin who has blocked replies at his blog.
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http://mutated-unmuated.blogspot.com/2007/03/sally-clarks-death-preventable-tragedy.html
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Professor Hamblin,

Your erroneous original thoughts still stand here. Yes, the Internet is a big place, but not for an 8-year old grieving boy whose name is on your blog.

I actually have more respect for Roy Meadows (who was doing his job to the best of his ability and armed with the technology at the time) than I have for you, a person armed with hindsight who says:

“Perhaps Clark was possessed by guilt that she really had killed her kids.”

One of her babies died of a staph infection. How do you justify this argument, which you posted 24 hours after her death? How can she kill her baby by staph? You and I are both armed with hindsight.

One of these “kids” is an 8-year-old boy who is likely to be reading your message.

You also say: "Sally Clark has died in suspicious circumstances."

As a medical professional, how can you suggest these are the circumstances 48 before a post mortem?

OK, I accept this is doctor’s jargon for “sudden death” but to the layperson (including an 8-year old boy) this means foul play or murder. How do you explain that supposition to the other occupant of her house when he reads this message at your blog?

If I were you and I chose to leave the original post here indefinitely, I would be looking to compensating this little boy in monetary terms. I think you should admit your error by sending this boy a cheque for an amount no less than £100,000 as compensation in the event he reads these inaccurate and malicious slurs against his late mother.

Regards,
Coral
CoralPoetry said…
For the attn. of Professor(?) Hamblin

Re: Sally Clark
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/6465525.stm
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An inquest heard that she probably died of natural causes but more tests were needed to find a definitive cause.
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Regards,
Coral

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