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The Brutality of ACS in NYC

The fact remains that in Feb. 2011, Jean Pierre was arrested for child neglect and barred from seeing his kids. Most were dead later in the year, after he violated the order and drove their mother to the breaking point. By Sept. 2013 he had taken on a new last name and was harassing children through his job at ACS. In Nov. 2013, Jean Pierre (Watson) filed an affidavit riddled with misinformation and had the mother and two children arrested at 6 in the morning. They were released, but the mother was forced to enter into a cooperative agreement. Unbelievable Brutality: The older daughter was still forced to meet Watson at school. And then, on 3/28/14, the case against the mother, for having tried to protect her daughter's best interests, was rightly closed. Jean Pierre (Watson?) likes being restricted even less than her previous school psychologist liked having been questioned. And he is ruthless. No allegation was ever made against, or on behalf of, the younger daughter. She was a successful student at a religious school. But Jean Pierre was about to lose his stranglehold on her sister. So Jean Pierre turned with fury against the younger daughter. On 4/23/14, a motion was filed by Pierre to take this child into custody. His statements had been fabricated and the motion was denied the next day. She was a successful student in a private religious school. She had no complaints against her mother. Only a destructive brute with an ax to grind would see fit to turn her life upside down. Pierre had failed. He tried again. This time he struck. On the morning of 5/19/14, less than a month after Pierre's failed attempt on her sister, ACS had police storm the house at 6 in the morning. They arrested the younger daughter, 14, as she was preparing for school. She was forcibly taken into custody and driven around in the back of a police van for hours. She was then brought to the court house, placed in a holding room and was denied food for 6 hours. Pierre appeared before the judge and stated that he had no evidence that she had been neglected. It was clear that this had been a retaliatory ruse aimed at shaking up/traumatizing the family. No consequences were meted out upon Jean Pierre for his obvious and fiendish charade. The main child in our story aged out (turned 18) soon after. A restraining order barring Pierre (Watson?) and another ACS “worker” from further contact with her was needed and was granted. Even this didn't stop Pierre, aka Watson, from continuing to harass her family. Jean Pierre Watson, or whatever his name is, continues to exact petty revenge against the mother. The younger daughter has gone out of state and has not contacted the mother since. The mother remains ill, caring and struggling. Three things need to happen: Jean Pierre, aka Jean Pierre Watson, needs to be held accountable for gross child endangerment and abuse of authority. Schools that callously contact ACS need to stop doing so. Private schools and people who do so need to be stopped. Lives are at stake and people need to realize that caring mothers are far more adept at handling their children's problems than the likes of a “Watson Jean Watson Pierre Watson” or than any other kind genius that hangs his coat at ACS. This mother, her children and all who know them have gone through enough. They need to be helped. Readers need to think of ways to become involved and concrete action needs to be taken by all who can.  (Dec 8, 2015 | post #6)

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The Brutality of ACS in NYC

Callous Disregard Followed by Brutality: The student would not return to Robert Louis Stevenson School. Other schools were proposed by the child and the parent. The school, which was set to receive $44,000 in state and city grants for this child for that school year alone (after demanding a slew of therapies for the child that were not needed according to any independent evaluator, but for which the school is paid lucratively), pressured ACS. Any other imagined concerns stopped being the issue. The school was most adamant in opposing any transfer. ACS did what ACS does best. They threatened a girl, browbeat her, screamed at her and used numerous methods of shock and intimidation. They sought to remove her from her home. The mother's persistence and the Almighty's protection brought about her transfer to another school within the NY Public School system. When placed in a regular, non-threatening environment, this girl was in fact an excellent student. Out of thousands of students, she graduated as one of the top 20 students, within the top 0.5%. This level of academic excellence has followed her into college. Caring Mother 1, ACS 0. But that did not end the attacks. ACS had interviewed all of the children on 2/21/12 and on several other occassions. The daughter at the center of the case had an additional interview conducted by a forensic social worker. All had great things to say about the mother. Monthly visits at the new school were intrusive but manageable. The girl began to succeed. And that's when ACS pulled out a Jean Pierre “Watson,” and things became exceptionally brutal. Who is ACS Worker “Jean Pierre Watson?”: Before documenting the uncalled for, shameful and despotic brutality that ensued, it's important to document who orchestrated it. The fact that ACS would even hire someone of the nature of Jean Pierre, aka Jean Pierre Watson is a blight on its record on an almost unfathomable scale. Jean Pierre, or whatever he calls himself (which apparently changes by the day), is quite simply one of the last people who you'd ever want in a position of authority over anyone. In fact, the answer as to who he is may well escape Mr. “Watson” himself. The man's voice mail states “Jean Watson Pierre.” Other papers of his read “Watson Jean Pierre.” Court papers submitted by him are signed, “Jean Pierre Watson.” His real name used to simply be Jean Pierre (as noted in a shocking NY Daily News article about him, detailed below). But with the multiple variations of a fairly simple name, it's safe to say that Sherlock couldn't figure this one out. But maybe he's just dyslexic? Maybe not... The New York Daily News had plenty to say about Jean Pierre after his girlfriend, Lashanda Armstrong, killed herself and 3 of their 4 kids, moments after he finished his half hour of banging on their door. He had previously been arrested for child neglect. He was the subject of a restraining order that was upheld in court and was clearly filed with cause. He's identified as (First Name) Jean (Last Name) Pierre. Watson is the last name of the owner of the day care center that had been attended by his kids. I'm not callous toward his personal tragedy, one that no one should know of. However, in addition to his handling of this case, he happens to be known to be the most brutal, dogmatic and insane ACS case worker according to an attorney who has worked on several other cases involving him.  (Dec 8, 2015 | post #5)

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The Brutality of ACS in NYC

Callous Disregard Followed by Brutality: The student would not return to Robert Louis Stevenson School. Other schools were proposed by the child and the parent. The school, which was set to receive $44,000 in state and city grants for this child for that school year alone (after demanding a slew of therapies for the child that were not needed according to any independent evaluator, but for which the school is paid lucratively), pressured ACS. Any other imagined concerns stopped being the issue. The school was most adamant in opposing any transfer. ACS did what ACS does best. They threatened a girl, browbeat her, screamed at her and used numerous methods of shock and intimidation. They sought to remove her from her home. The mother's persistence and the Almighty's protection brought about her transfer to another school within the NY Public School system. When placed in a regular, non-threatening environment, this girl was in fact an excellent student. Out of thousands of students, she graduated as one of the top 20 students, within the top 0.5%. This level of academic excellence has followed her into college. Caring Mother 1, ACS 0. But that did not end the attacks. ACS had interviewed all of the children on 2/21/12 and on several other occassions. The daughter at the center of the case had an additional interview conducted by a forensic social worker. All had great things to say about the mother. Monthly visits at the new school were intrusive but manageable. The girl began to succeed. And that's when ACS pulled out a Jean Pierre “Watson,” and things became exceptionally brutal. Who is ACS Worker “Jean Pierre Watson?”: Before documenting the uncalled for, shameful and despotic brutality that ensued, it's important to document who orchestrated it. The fact that ACS would even hire someone of the nature of Jean Pierre, aka Jean Pierre Watson is a blight on its record on an almost unfathomable scale. Jean Pierre, or whatever he calls himself (which apparently changes by the day), is quite simply one of the last people who you'd ever want in a position of authority over anyone. In fact, the answer as to who he is may well escape Mr. “Watson” himself. The man's voice mail states “Jean Watson Pierre.” Other papers of his read “Watson Jean Pierre.” Court papers submitted by him are signed, “Jean Pierre Watson.” His real name used to simply be Jean Pierre (as noted in a shocking NY Daily News article about him, detailed below). But with the multiple variations of a fairly simple name, it's safe to say that Sherlock couldn't figure this one out. But maybe he's just dyslexic? Maybe not... The New York Daily News had plenty to say about Jean Pierre after his girlfriend, Lashanda Armstrong, killed herself and 3 of their 4 kids, moments after he finished his half hour of banging on their door. He had previously been arrested for child neglect. He was the subject of a restraining order that was upheld in court and was clearly filed with cause. He's identified as (First Name) Jean (Last Name) Pierre. Watson is the last name of the owner of the day care center that had been attended by his kids. I'm not callous toward his personal tragedy, one that no one should know of. However, in addition to his handling of this case, he happens to be known to be the most brutal, dogmatic and insane ACS case worker according to an attorney who has worked on several other cases involving him. The fact remains that in Feb. 2011, Jean Pierre was arrested for child neglect and barred from seeing his kids. Most were dead later in the year, after he violated the order and drove their mother to the breaking point. By Sept. 2013 he had taken on a new last name and was harassing children through his job at ACS.  (Dec 8, 2015 | post #3)

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The Brutality of ACS in NYC

The Heart of This Story: Social/religious issues made staying at the religious school problematic (which, again, should not be the case and every effort must be made for the child – but that is a separate issue). The girl in this case was therefore enrolled in Robert Louis Stevenson School near Central Park. Teachers and the principal were rigorous in enforcement of every code, to the point of hindering learning and causing students to feel browbeaten. But this paled in comparison to the type of harassment that their school psychologist proceeded to engage in. This supposed professional would repeatedly call the mother with “concerns” about the tightness of the child's clothing (which was not in any way out of the norm), insinuating that perhaps the mother hadn't bought her clothing since she had grown. A bruise on her arm (she bruises easily) noticed by a gym teacher who sees fit to watch the students changing, was another cause for alarm. The mother could not believe that she was being berated by a school psychologist at least twice a month, commencing within two weeks of the child's enrollment, for her near 16 year old adolescent's choice of attire and for anything else imaginable that few parents would have any control over at that age. This psychologist is not one to take kindly to having her incessant “concerns” brushed off. When the daughter, who had never missed school before no matter what, refused to attend Robert Louis Stevenson, their psychologist didn't simply make a basic report to ACS (a method that is also an institutional failure, as the psychologist should speak with the child first - but would not be unusual), she specifically demanded that ACS “deal harshly with the mother,” a quote that is documented in ACS case notes. Opinions of Several Independent Doctors: What kind of mother did ACS target? Dr. Raphael Kellman who has serviced the family in question for years was proud to state on record: ''I can say with confidence that the mother's insight regarding parenting is deep and astute and that way she's brougth up her children is exemplary. She is exceedingly capable as a mother and she has sound judgment regarding the care of her children's needs.” Dr. Steven Styler, who knows the family for 20 years adds: “Mother has always been responsible and appropriate with the care of her children.'' Dr. Jane Goldberg conducted a professional evaluation. Among her findings: ''It is clear that the mother is exceedingly capable and devoted and has excellent judgment with regard to caring for her children.''  (Dec 8, 2015 | post #2)

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Human Rights Leader Bernard Sansaricq Makes Run for Congress

continued: Sansaricq is very experienced on the international stage and is finishing his second book on the subject. During the first overthrow of Aristide, Sansaricq was in constant contact with the US Ambassador in Haiti, met with then Congressman and future UN Ambassador Bill Richardson and Miami's Mayor Xavier Suarez, seeking to cement better relations between the United States and the island nation, and thereby help curb threats against the United States throughout Central and Latin America. Sansaricq was also a regular guest on Nightline, Good Morning America and the Today Show at the time. “I believe that America has been a force for good throughout the world,” said Sansaricq, “but we must also ensure that we provide for our people at home. People in District 23, be they native born, Haitian-American, Cuban-American, or other, all care about economic opportunity. We need to support small business, the bedrock of our job market and the lifeblood of many of our families. We need to give youth a reason to stay in school, by showing them the opportunities that education helps them to reach. District 23 is among the most impoverished in the nation, and it’s about time somebody does something about it.” Asked why he is running as a Republican, Sansaricq replied, “first of all, I believe in the principles of personal responsibility and self motivation. I also believe that families provide our youth with the optimal conditions for success. I also believe that the Republican Party has been more willing to stand up to the brutality embodied by the Castro regime and more willing to pressure the Haitian government to take action against the horrific child labor abuses throughout its countryside.” Sansaricq continued, “but what my campaign is about is ensuring economic excellence, strengthening the ability of families to achieve the American Dream and reforming the justice system so that we stop making career criminals out of previously non-violent offenders. The last part is crucial to the safety of society and to the nation as a whole, yet it is often overlooked because it isn’t a hot button issue. Real leadership means identifying problems before they become hot button topics, and doing something about them. That’s what my campaign is about.” Asked if he can beat long time incumbent Alcee Hastings, Sansaricq replied, “in a word, yes. 2010 is not a presidential election year. There are no other issues on the table for people in District 23 other than what is good for the district. They’ll have my platform, I am a fighter and I intend to bring real change, change that comes from experience at improving the conditions of those who need it most.” For more information or to get involved please visit www.sansaricq4cong ress.org.  (Aug 20, 2009 | post #3)

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Human Rights Leader Bernard Sansaricq Makes Run for Congress

Here's the full article, now that it's expired from the link above: Fort Lauderdale, FL – Bernard Sansaricq knows the struggle for human rights first hand. This leader, who eventually rose to become the President of the Senate in Haiti, saw 13 members of his family killed by the Duvallier regime in 1964 . In August 1987, Sansaricq was almost assassinated by the Haitian Army. His life was spared when friends managed to bring him to safety at Haiti's Argentine Embassy. From his place of refuge, Sansaricq launched the beginnings of a stunning political career, one that saw him rise to become one of Haiti’s top leaders. His platform was one of human rights and until former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide overturned his humanitarian and crime reduction initiatives. Despite everything Sansaricq was able to accomplish much for his people, including the introduction of a living wage for many and improved US relations. Sansaricq was American educated and returned to the United States in 1994. A passionate believer in economic achievement, American human rights and excellence, Sansaricq is now running for US Congress in Florida’s 23rd congressional district. His goal is to fight for better conditions for small business and to champion human rights. With regard to the latter, he believes that the United States should work with Haiti to end the horrific abuses of backbreaking child labor, create a more stable economy, stop corruption, build more and better schools to educate the people, create more employment to keep people at home, step up pressure on the Castro regime to respect human rights, stand with Israel and India against terror and lead the cause for better economic conditions and fair treatment all across the globe.  (Aug 20, 2009 | post #2)

Pompano Beach, FL

Stop Haitian deportations: Haitian-Americans are asking O...

I'm also really surprised by some of the anti-Cuban rhetoric. Many Cubans are leaders in both the non-profit and business communities. I consider Sen. Mel Martinez and Marco Rubio's contributions to society to be positive ones, even though I think that Rubio would make a subpar Senate candidate (he can't campaign well). It's a good community that has benefited Florida well.  (Mar 3, 2009 | post #40)

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Stop Haitian deportations: Haitian-Americans are asking O...

The US accepted Haiti as a protectorate in the early 1900s. We have a special responsibility toward them. So long as those who come are not criminal or otherwise dangerous, we should allow them until Haiti becomes a safer society.  (Mar 3, 2009 | post #39)

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Dangerous Media Bias Exemplified by the Toronto Star - Co...

Sorry about the html codes. Just ignore the <p> tags.  (Jan 4, 2009 | post #2)

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Dangerous Media Bias Exemplified by the Toronto Star - Co...

The leftist bias and activist drumbeating of today’s major media is as self-evident as it is plentiful. A look at how major media acts in North America’s most liberal cities gives us an indication of the true dangers that media bias poses here. <p> </p> The examples below should serve as a vital wake up call to conservatives to relentlessly point out the biases of the media at every turn so as to prevent our voices from being wiped out of the public debate. Certainly, the lengths that the dominant media of left leaning cities goes to in trumpeting their point of view (while fervidly quashing out all others) gives us a prelude to the dangers of unopposed media bias anywhere. <p> </p> Toronto is a major metropolitan, one that is home to a large number of hard working people, businesses and corporations. It has its own stock exchange. The city’s most widely read newspaper is the Toronto Star and anyone who is familiar with that paper knows one thing: The Toronto Star isn’t only biased. Its one sidedness rivals that of the Pravda of the 1970s. What makes it even more dangerous is its pretense of neutrality. <p> </p> The Toronto Star takes great pleasure in playing fast and loose with the truth. While it purports to be a news service, the fact that it is no better than any propagandist journal that was ever printed in the Soviet Union is provable. You can point to it. Unlike most papers, this reality becomes obvious upon reading just a few issues. And the more you familiarize yourself with the paper, the greater your disgust at its dishonesty, its falsification of facts and the agenda driven manipulations that grace not only its op-eds, but also its front pages on a daily basis. <p> </p> Years ago, when I lived in Toronto, I was a short time subscriber of the Star. Never before had I seen a paper in which the other side of any issue isn’t only attacked, its points are rendered non-existent. In the narrow minded and false world of the Star there are no conservatives. Unless, that is, there’s a need to incite hatred or disdain among readers. That’s where conservatives make for very useful fodder. <p> </p> Attacks range from the comical to the obscene. Star columnist Richard Gwyn once opined ( http://www.warrenk insella.com/old/wo rds_politics_id.ht m) an entire piece on how Canadian conservatives aren’t Canadian at all. That column, while audacious, was actually mild by the Star’s standards, by which Conservatives have routinely been maligned and falsely ascribed character traits that would be unkind if said of a vampire bat. <p> </p> The reasons for conservative views are never published. All that the Star will tell its readers is that conservatives are “dangerous,” “extremists,” and so forth (and those are mild examples of what’s written in its pages). In doing so, they refer not to third world revolutionists, but rather to those who espouse opinions that are shared by the majority of Americans, Western Canadians and indeed many Eastern Canadians as well. Simply put, what the Star is doing isn’t just keeping their readers ignorant of any other point of view. Their tactics are fanning the flames of hatred against a large segment of Canadians on a daily basis. <p> </p> See http://businessgro wthtrends.com/Toro nto_Star_Linda_McQ uaig.html for more  (Jan 4, 2009 | post #1)

Pompano Beach, FL

South Florida Columnist, Yomin Postelnik, Attacked by Ath...

Guyzz, Lady, Gent, Move on. As I said, fighting with crazies on here doesn't help. Martin would never stoop to the level of this nutjob sycophant and answering him is just feeding trolls. End it - if for no other reason than to avoid seeing more pictures of Carolina's tattooed friends. Seriously, ok?  (Dec 17, 2008 | post #44)

Pompano Beach, FL

BankUnited Gives Recently Arrested Sheri Fadden Greater R...

Sheri, Understand that your IP is logged each time you post a comment from the Pompano Branch. This is also true if you ask someone else to write for you who you just promoted to manager after what was described to me as a six month vendetta/crusade to get rid of the market manager under you, possibly in order to have direct access to the accounts. Ax to grind? I don't know you. I started investigating BankUnited after a plethora of negative press came out about a small little bank that the NYTimes, SunSentinel, Miami Herald and SFBJ would hardly see fit to devote 2,000 word exposes to. Also, your DUI/drug possession arrest was on the PBC Sheriff's website but is no longer up, hence the link to the courts. Contrary to your assertion, neither myself nor the regular readers, none of whom have seen fit to raise any issue, have all that much time. They need to be directed to where they can easily link to. I called you twice for comment. One time you got nasty, the other time you hung up the phone. That doesn't bother me and wouldn't cause me to write a piece about you. That said, the story was not supposed to be about you to the extent that it was. But when I called people for comment, all they would do is go on and on about you. Many of the stories are ones I wouldn't print. I refused to print them out of journalistic integrity. Suffice it to say that you are generally loathed by 95% of people who have worked with you and they seem to have quite an ax to grind. Yet all this pales in comparison to what they told me about an internal memo going out last week advising salespeople how to deal with seniors who will not be getting their quarterly interest check. I know that you weren't the decision maker on that one. It just shows what a class act your entire organization is. With malice toward none, and with thanks for your words of comic relief, Yomin Postelnik PS The more you comment on this thread, generally speaking, the higher it will rank in a google search, so by all means, keep up this insanity. It will do wonders for your bank. PPS Having the non-English speaker who you just promoted to manager post untrue things about a grandmother won't score you any points either.  (Sep 28, 2008 | post #6)

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BankUnited Refuses to Deny Claim They Will Delay Payment ...

http://www.topix.c om/city/pompano-be ach-fl/2008/09/emp loyee-bankunited-t o-delay-payment-of -quarterly-interes t-this-quarter-sep t-30  (Sep 23, 2008 | post #1)

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