Shaken Baby Syndrome: Blogger Sue Luttner reports on 'Steps forward, Steps Backward (Part 1), on her informative site 'On SBS,' in the second of a 2-part series. (Cases referred to in this post: Mark Hontz; Quentin Stone; Several other cases where the defendants have not been named);
referred to in this post: Mark Hontz; Quentin Stone; Several other cases where the defendants have not been named);
NOTE: As a rule, blogger Sue Luttner's posts defy condensation and
demand to be left to speak for themselves - as is the case with this
one. One thing for sure, Luttner introduces new cases, keeps an eye on
older ones, and provides much grist for our mill in the battle against
the myth called 'shaken baby syndrome.'
PUBLISHER'S NOTE: I am monitoring this case/issue. Keep your eye on the
Charles Smith Blog for reports on developments. The Toronto Star, my
previous employer for more than twenty incredible years, has put
considerable effort into exposing the harm caused by Dr. Charles Smith
and his protectors - and into pushing for reform of Ontario's forensic
pediatric pathology system. The Star has a "topic" section which focuses
on recent stories related to Dr. Charles Smith. It can be found at: http://www.thestar.com/topic/charlessmith. Information on "The Charles Smith Blog Award"- and its nomination process - can be found at: http://smithforensic.blogspot.com/2011/05/charles-smith-blog-award-nominations.html Please
send any comments or information on other cases and issues of interest
to the readers of this blog to: email@example.com. Harold Levy;
Publisher; The Charles Smith Blog; Harold Levy: Publisher; The Charles Smith Blog.
My interest in forensic pathology began with my Toronto Star investigative reporting into once famed since disgraced former doctor Charles Smith. I began this Blog after retiring from the Star in 2006 in order to follow the aftermath into the independent Goudge inquiry into many of Smith's cases. I have now begun to focus on cases involving flawed forensic science no matter where they occur (the recent Amanda Knox prosecution in Italy, for example) and am fascinated by the interest in the Blog from people in countries throughout the world. In another development, my interest in "junk science" "pseudo-experts" and the miscarriages of justice they all too often cause has drawn me deeply into the on-going U.S. death penalty debate where so many troubling cases involve issues relating to DNA and other developments in the world of forensic science. For all of this I rely on my experience as a reporter at the Toronto Star, my work as a lawyer in Ontario's criminal courts, and my abhorrence of injustice. Please send cases and developments which may be of interest to this Blog to firstname.lastname@example.org. Read on! Harold Levy.