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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2015 5:27 pm    Post subject: New Film Questions "Shaken Baby Syndrome" Reply with quote


http://medicalkidnap.com/2015/03/11/new-film-exposes-shaken-baby-syndrome-myth-opponents-want-to-silence-it-at-film-festivals/

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A new film exposing the corruption behind much of the Shaken Baby Syndrome diagnosis used to remove children from the custody of their parents, and in some cases put parents behind bars, is currently making its way through the film festival circuit. The Syndrome is a film produced and directed by Meryl Goldsmith, a Los Angeles-based filmmaker who teamed up with her cousin and investigative reporter Susan Goldsmith as the co-producer and editor. It is Meryl Goldsmiths feature directorial debut, according to the films website. Included in the cast are doctors and law professors.

Lauren Kirchner, writing for the Pacific Standard Magazine, recently interviewed Susan Goldsmith and discussed the opposition the film has received from the medical community:

Many of the films subjects have dedicated their professional lives to gaining attention to updated research on child injuries, and to defending accused abusers in court. For this, they have faced a huge backlash from the doctors and prosecutors who disagree. The filmmakers knew theyd get swept up in that, too. Many film festivals that considered including the film were threatened with litigation, and accused of promoting child abuse, the filmmakers said in a recent interview.


This is a theme in our filmhow the proponents of shaken baby syndrome and abusive head trauma have tried to silence their critics, Susan Goldsmith says. And that theme is extending to here and now, to our documentary. I was expecting it. We thought we were helping by uncovering these other medical conditions that can look like abuse, but are not [abuse]. It actually threatens the entire shaken baby syndrome working group and industrial complex.

Kirchner writes that those who support Shaken Baby Syndrome in the medical field are part of a powerful and influential group, including the American Academy of Pediatrics and the National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome. Before the films first screening, they tried to get the Kansas International Film Festival to block the film, calling it dangerous even though they had not viewed it.

Here is a description of the film from the films website:

Audrey Edmunds, mother of three, spent 11 years in prison for killing a baby she never harmed. And she is not alone. What happens when widely held beliefs based on junk science lead to the convictions of innocent people?

'The Syndrome' is an explosive documentary following the crusade of a group of doctors, scientists, and legal scholars who have uncovered that Shaken Baby Syndrome, a child abuse theory responsible for hundreds of prosecutions each year in the US, is not scientifically valid. In fact, they say, it does not even exist.

Filmmaker Meryl Goldsmith teams with Award-winning investigative reporter Susan Goldsmith to document the unimaginable nightmare for those accused and shine a light on the men and women dedicating their lives to defending the prosecuted and freeing the convicted.

The Syndrome uncovers the origins of the myth of Shaken Baby Syndrome. It unflinchingly identifies those who have built careers and profited from this theory along with revealing their shocking pasts. Shaken baby proponents are determined to silence their critics while an unthinkable number of lives are ruined.

Last year (2014) law professor Deborah Tuerkheimer, who is featured in Goldsmiths film, wrote a an article for Slate about 43-year-old Jennifer Del Prete, a former Illinois day care worker who had served 10 years of a 20 year prison sentence over Shaken Baby Syndrome, but was then released by a federal judge. Tuerkheimers article, Finally, a Judge Calls Shaken Baby Diagnosis an Article of Faith, stated that the ruling was one of a growing number that reflect skepticism on the part of judges, juries, and even prosecutors about criminal convictions based on the medical diagnosis of shaken baby syndrome.

Tuerkheimer went on to write:

The case is also a critical turning point. The certainty that once surrounded shaken baby syndrome has been dissolving for years. The justice system is beginning to acknowledge this shift but should go further to re-examine and perhaps overturn more past convictions.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent!! Exclamation

Great news on an issue close to our hearts.
Dr. Al-Byati's 2005 insights still relevant:

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's right, I'd forgotten you did a piece on this back then.

You're always in the Vanguard, FD. That's why I hang out here. Cool

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2015 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Video Just Out.

21 Jun 2015
AT the No Jab No Pay No Way rally in Brisbane

Qld Australia former Sergeant of Police Chris Savage
explains how police and doctors who are brainwashed
blame parents for vaccine injury and death.


Dynamite. Compelling. Unmissable.

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