We received the information below about a case in Maryland – with a petition to sign – from one of our readers.
After reviewing the available information in this case, one might ask, “When our courts fail to protect our children from abuse, what options do good people have?”
Mothers and children have “gone underground” risking their lives on the run in order to save their children’s lives. Going “underground” to save your child’s life is illegal.
In the following case, a different approach – also breaking the law – was apparently attempted in an effort to protect children from sexual abuse.
Those who protect children from sexual abuse are called heros and rewarded for their efforts.
What about when laws are broken in the process of protecting children, are they still heros?
What about Todd Beamer? He was on United Airlines Flight 93. While seated as a passenger on that plane, he learned that the World Trade Center had been attacked with hijacked planes. Some of the passengers on his flight were planning to attack the hijackers. Among Beamer’s last words were the now famous words, “Let’s roll.”
We’re not supposed to attack people. We’re not supposed to encourage others to attack people, and Todd Beamer was a hero. It appears that Elsa Newman and Margery Lemb Landry are heroes too.
Please link this and forward it everywhere.
The woman is innocent. She needs to be out!
Elsa Newman is a heroine in my book….
Her only crime was trying to protect her two young sons from abuse. Elsa Newman was wrongly convicted first by the media which sabotaged her due-process before she ever walked into a courtroom and then by an aggressive prosecutor with an important political agenda, whose focus was to uphold the broken, biased social service system which Elsa criticized. … she was convicted and sentenced for a crime she did not commit, that indeed was committed, and confessed to by another. It is an injustice of epic proportions.
The Petition Site
Maryland Delegate Joan Pitkin (Retired)
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/4/Free-Elsa-Newman Read and sign.
To read more search Rachel Weeping for her Children Elsa Newman.
“Ms. Newman…has shown herself to be a dependable, caring person of significant intellectual accomplishment and it is a pleasure to know and work with her.”
Judge Brenda Murray
National Association of Women judges’ Women in Prison Project
“Someone who approaches life as Elsa does with commitment, love and understanding is not capable of planning the injury of anyone.”
P. Christopher Schwartz, Deacon
St. Lawrence Catholic Church
“Ms Newman is not a member of our Therapeutic Community, but … (she) is very knowledgeable regarding Yoga and meditation practices… I have appreciated (her) energy, insight and positive interaction…
Loretta Elizalde, Program Director
“Miracle of miracles, Sara finally got her GED. You were a God’s send….without your patience and kindness in helping her succeed, it would not have happened.”
Mother of an inmate tutored by Ms. Newman
“…(Elsa Newman) cares about her children very much and worries about their well-being a great deal….I think her faith has been a strong support for her in these difficult times, and it works for her because it has been a part of her makeup for a long time…a woman of intellect and human compassion. “
Rabbi William D. Rudolph
Congregation Beth El of Montgomery County
Friends of Elsa Newman