Thursday, February 25, 2010

The media and one little boy

It's late.  It's very late.  And I'm fairly exhausted.

I've spent the better part of the day working on a case that, thankfully, the news stations have picked up.

A father lied to the Court to get custody of his son.  When the Court found out, it revoked his custody, reverting custody to the Grandmother, my client.

The father is now running with the boy.  Given the father's past, he is considered armed and dangerous.

Lying to the Court is not the father's only issue, as you can well imagine.

So, three television stations have picked up the story for their news.  Tonight, 11 Alive interviewed the Grandmother and me for the nightly news.

The more publicity this case can get, the longer it will stay in the public eye.  The longer in the public eye, the sooner the father is caught and the boy is returned to the Grandmother's home where, for the first time in a very long time, he was begining to feel safe before being seized by the father.

Hold this little, seven year old boy close in your hearts.  He needs your well wishes now.  He's going to need a lot of his Grandmother's love when we get him home.

Michael Manely

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