Sunday, January 01, 2012

Chinese justice

The UK Guardian newspaper reports:
A Chinese court has handed down a 10-year jail sentence to Chen Xi, the second dissident in four days to be convicted of inciting subversion through online essays. ...

"The judge said this was a major crime that had a malign impact," his wife, Zhang Qunxuan, told Reuters by phone after the trial. The judge said Chen was a repeat offender who deserved a long sentence, she added.

Chen has insisted he was innocent, but will not appeal. "The court ignored all the points raised by the defence lawyer at the trial, so what point is there in appealing?" said Zhang.
To answer her question, the purpose of appealing is to demonstrate the trial court errors to another court. But her question is rhetorical, of course, as no one expects a Chinese appeals court to reverse a conviction.

Are our American courts any better? We do not jail dissidents for writing subversive online essays. We just take their kids away.

We also have no effective appeals court. When have you ever heard about an appeals court reversing a child custody decision? It never happens in this county.

Here is what Judge Heather Morse wrote in her decision against me:
During our days of hearing, George did not appear to be mean-spirited, but rather physically incapable of perceiving why he was being prevented from having unsupervised time with his children. Whether as a result of a narcissistic personality disorder that could benefit from individual therapy (which George distrusts), or from a medical perspective of a biological disorder such as Asperger's Syndrome where individuals with genius I.Q.'s can have difficulties withsocial relationships, the court finds that the parties' time and money could be better spent to improve the parental relationships while there is still time to do so.
This was after all five court psychologists testified that I did not have Aspergers or any other psychological disorder.

Not even a Chinese judge would say anything so outrageous.


Anonymous said...

Well of course you're a narcissist, but that shouldn't keep you from your kids.

George said...

As far as I know, we have no law or public policy that says that narcissists cannot have kids.

Anonymous said...

BIOTC equates to whatever reason or no reason.

you are/were...

physically incapable of perceiving why he was being prevented from having unsupervised time with his children.

You should be incapable of this, because it's never been explained to you.

I guess it would be better if you were some sort of "recovering narcissist" ? But, then you'd be branded an admitted narcissist, and whatever you did would be related to yor admitted problem that you understood prevented you from seeing your kids.

You're only hope is to "pay up" to one of their Dr.s again, so you might have some false hope of seeing your kids again.

Anonymous said...

It's the Kings New Clothes ruling. Only the court personnel can physically see your problem.

When they have nothing against you, what they find wrong with you is something that is invisible.

Anonymous said...

how can one be "physically incapable" of understanding something? Thought "understanding" is a MENTAL process, not a physical one.

George said...

I could be "physically incapable" if the decision was the result of some sort of backroom deal, and I had no physical access to the true decision-making process. I don't think that is what Judge Morse meant, but it is possible.

Anonymous said...

You're right George. What you said is so sad, but it's funny, too, because "physically" it's the only sort of way you're prevented from understanding it.

I suppose, the way it's being put to you, you could do some kind of excercises to get in better physical shape so that you could understand it.

Anonymous said...

I did not read this post till today.

Judge Morse is trying to explain her incompetence and poor handling of the case by babaling against you.

The comments made by Judge has no relevance and even unprofessional to do. It is like whatever you say or do, we will come up with BS against you.

I know this Judge is not there now. But the judge corrupt and incompetent given what I heard so far.