Wednesday, July 14, 2010

I Need You! Filing in the US Supreme Court for Emily Rose

Below is an email I sent out today to people on my contact list asking for help - after exhausting the legal process in Florida, I am now free to go to the U.S. Supreme Court.

I need all the help I can get - if you are willing to help me please email me at

I'd appreciate you sending this out to your email contacts, Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, LinkedIn and other social media connections too, because someone out there knows someone who can make a real difference to getting some justice for my little girl and my family.

No-one has the right to abduct a child from one country to another - not even US government officials hiding behind false claims of domestic violence or their positions of power and influence.

Allowing a child to go blind is disgusting - selling a child as part of an adoption arrangement is criminal - giving a child to a pedophile is unspeakable but US government officials and courts ignoring this and much more, is uncivilized and barbaric.

I found Emily after she was taken but finding her has never been the same as being able to protect her.

Thanks everyone - thank you all very, very much.

Karl aka Emily's Dad

Hello Everyone,

I'm mailing this out because as I have gone through the last seven years dealing with the issues concerning my little girl, Emily Rose, I've met and come into contact with some very decent, ordinary human beings which is extraordinary in itself.

Some of you have not heard from me for some time, some only recently, however to have made it onto this list, you made a strong impression on my consciousness.

The Florida Supreme Court ruled yesterday that it would not hear the issues concerning my daughter. Boiling them down in a nutshell, they come to these:

  • the removal of Emily from her home in the United Kingdom to the United States by her mother and U.S. Department of State officials - I'll call it what it is, international child kidnapping;
  • the refusal to comply with international law, which demands that children shall not be "illicitly removed" across international borders nor be denied the right to have hearings to determine their future take place in their home state, or "state of habitual residence", and
  • especially, in specific terms for Emily, the total and absolute disregard of an order from the British Supreme Court issued under the Hague Convention, (supported by 9 British and US eye doctors that Emily was treatable) for Emily to receive medical treatment to stop her from becoming blinded in one of her eyes (Emily is now permanently blinded in her right eye).
Many of you know there are several other issues too, but this is not a "brief".

I've made a decision to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court, but, and it is big but, I am not an attorney and desperately need a competent one. I also freely admit that I am not "cuddly" in a PR sense and have practically, completely failed to get the story on what has happened, and continues to happen with Emily, into the public domain (which I believe is where relief ultimately will be found).

There are two things I am in serious need of:

  1. Legal resources and assistance; and
  2. Practical support in driving media and political attention.
If you can't help directly, you may know someone who can - many of you have been, and are going through, exactly the same problems I am dealing with, with your children both in and outside of the U.S.

I'd like all the help you can give because while some of you may think I am thick-headed, I am humble enough to understand and appreciate that this is a far bigger challenge than I can undertake on my own.


Karl Hindle

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

FL Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Emily's Case

I just received news that the Supreme Court of Florida has refused to hear Emily's case, particularly the lack of jurisdiction in Florida, the Hague Convention violations but, most importantly, the neglect of little Emily in allowing her to become permanently blinded.

I have now exhausted the legal process in Florida, but look on the bright side - I have finished the appeals process in Florida and now am free to get the issues to Federal court at long last!

The extract giving the FL Supreme Court's decision is below:

This cause having heretofore been submitted to the Court on jurisdictional briefs and portions of the record deemed necessary to reflect jurisdiction under Article V, Section 3(b), Florida Constitution, and the Court having determined that it should decline to accept jurisdiction, it is ordered that the petition for review is denied. No motion for rehearing will be entertained by the Court. See Fla. R. App. P. 9.330(d)(2).