Not sure if I missed anything on the last link/
Real Fathers for Justice - News » Free Geoff Hibbert - Rffj Youtube vid I wrote to 8 local newspapers BBC Newcastle and Tyne Tees TV and the Judge for Simon Anderton, but a little unsure about how to help Geoff he has been slagging off the judge which I feel is a mistake as Criminal Judges are a different animal to the other lot and past experience, my own and Simon who was realesed with no case to answer, shows you can reason and I learned if my ex took me there she did not get the smooth ride she got in Family Court! I am wondering if Geoff is using the Court appearences as part of his protest (quite unsure why he should get 7 years when Baby Peters murderers could be out in 6.) I think the superhero gigs have proved counter productive hard to get the public on side .
Not sure if I missed anything on the last link/
What is his personal story?
Much like ours by the look of things;
Seven years in jail for a peaceful protest??? Unbelievable.
He should not get that but it would have been helpful if he had not slagged off the judge he should be freed as was Simon Anderton with just a ticking off for hovering over the M25!
Harrow Crown Court
off Headstone Drive
For the attention of H.H.J. Alan Greenwood.
Your Honour, Re: Geoff Hibbert.
I ask this Honourable Court to crave leave to appeal on behalf of Geoff Hibbert.
Whilst his peaceful protest was not a conventional one, and as a professional haulage driver I recognise the concerns, I do also understand the frustrations Mr. Hibberts has encountered with no obvious course of redress, but I do not believe it was ever Mr. Hibberts intention to cause harm to anyone, but to bring to the attention the plight of so many fathers have to endure in the Family Law Courts, which unlike the criminal courts are shrouded in secrecy.
This could easily be overcome as with the Criminal courts they applied measures to protect sensitive aspects of a case by identify them as Child A or B or Family XYZ. .Also Schools and GP to do the reporting currently undertaken by Social Workers
I do not know Mr. Hibbert personally but would guess he has lived the nightmare I have over the past 5 years, having brought my case to HHJ Vilgeon (now retired) at Watford and spent most of 2004 and over £35,000 to secure a balance of time with my children and hoped that contact order would serve till my children were of an age to make the decision over contact for themselves.
This was not to be in spite of increasing my debt and ultimate bankruptcy to the tune of £70,000 for just providing a second family home close to the former one and schools. Sadly my former partner disrupted the court order at every turn and I refer you to Lord Justice Wards article in The Times 1st May 2008 “Vengeful mothers leave good fathers to see child, says Judge ”http://business.timesonline.co.uk/to...cle3850658.ece
I would also draw your Honours attention to the case of Simon Anderton who’s equally peaceful protest to highlight the 100s of fathers who commit suicide following the trauma and isolation they endure at the hands of family law courts.
I know neither of these men personally , but feel their pain and would respectfully appeal to this honourable court to consider the role of the judiciary in Family Law and how it effects caring fathers who remain on the scene to carryout their parental responsibilities and do not deserve the public and media ridicule they are made to endure, whilst vengeful mothers and feckless fathers ends seems to be served by the very law that ends up neglecting the children in their formative and most crucial time of their lives
I would appeal to this honourable court for a sense of proportion here as how can Mr Hibbert be in line for a possible 7 year prison term when Baby Peters murderers were given just 6 to 10 years!?!
Oh well got Gaunty to mention this on his show today but can't get back on messageboards! Ho hum
As part of Great 'Brown' Britain they do not like protest and they do like to criminalise Dads!!http://www.realfathersforjustice.org...lleyes2::cool:
I would particularly like to draw your attention to the comment
by Judge Alan Greenwood that there is;
"no problem with family law"
Perhaps it is this self denial that is the problem and until the
Judges are regulated by a more pragmatic approach then
miscarriage of justice as in the case of Geoff Hibbert will be
allowed to continue! (6 months for a peaceful protest)
All this guy wants to do is contribute to his daughters upbringing
since when has being a Dad become illegal?
Have sent this to 220 destinations in the media etc incl;
<email@example.com>, ( they got 3 cpoies at least!)
For His Honour Judge Alan Greenwood to declare 'there is no problem with family law' is a naive understatement of inconprenceable proportions. I would invite the Honourable Judge to take a walk down any High Street or any housing estate to experience as first hand the broken society we live in largely as a direct result of errors in judgement made by judges who rely so heavily on the same calibre of social worker as those who visited Baby 'P' 60+ times, and unlike H.H.J. Greenwood's open criminal court, the secret Family Law court's do not come under the same scrutiny by the Press or Public!
For those of you who have not encountered the Family Law Court System: imagine your world with your partner, 2.4 children, pet dog and Volvo car is with in one of those fairground machines that has a crane that shovels sweets or toys to a draw for you to open, in your case everything but you is lifted out and taken away and whilst you can see them leaving there is nothing you can do and the crane never returns to take you out!!
His honour made those statements last week at the trial of Geoff Hibbert, the F4J protester who climbed on the M25 gantry last August dressed as Batman, and whilst it is hard to condone these counter productive demonstration's spare a thought for what desperation this guy must have gone through and the isolation there is for a father who has gone through the process, has a contact order put in place for him to see his daughter, then when the mother with holds the child the courts are powerless to enforce that order and the process is expected to start again and once again involve the aforementioned court reporters. The mother is dealt with in civil court but if the father objects he can end up in criminal court!
All Mr. Hibbert wants to do is participate in his daughters upbringing for the short period of time called childhood, not only is he denied this he now faces up to 6 month in prison for his protest on top of the hell he went through before, just to get a modest amount of time with his child (Perhaps he should be grateful as the maximum sentence could have been 7 years, thats 1 year longer then Baby 'P's murderous mother got, and yes I did say MURDER!) So yes your honour there is a problem with Family Law that serves the vengeful mothers and feckless fathers, but fails the caring parents, but above all it harms the very children for whom it is supposed to have "their best interest at heart!"
See if this shows up in any of the press that ahve all received it!!
Free Geoff Hibbert Campaign...........Man imprisoned for being a Dad!
Should you want to contribute to this idea send letters like the one above to the local paper to the court where Judge Greenwood is bound to be handed a copy thus;
If this was the case;
and he got 6 months with the time he has already done he should be home soon?
Im the ugly one..