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Verbal Abuse

December 22, 2010 permalink

Copied below are two articles about purely verbal outbursts, one by a social worker, the other by a client. Of course, it is the client who has been charged with a crime, the victim of the social worker is begging for remedial action. The social worker in the first story expressed hatred for Islam. Note though, that Christians get a raw deal from social services as well. [1] [2] [3]



NJ Dad: I Was Denied Custody Of Son For Being Muslim

Sandy Dahmra and Muhammed Khalil
Sandy Dahmra (L) with Muhammed Khalil (R)
(Photo/Steve Sandberg, 1010 WINS)

PATERSON, N.J. (1010 WINS) — A New Jersey father says he’s being denied custody of his young son solely because he’s a Muslim.

At a news conference Tuesday, Muhammed Khalil told reporters including 1010 WINS’ Steve Sandberg that a Division of Youth and Family Services worker unleashed a barrage of insults at him in a crowded Paterson restaurant.

1010 WINS’ Steve Sandberg reports

Khalil, a green card holder originally from Egypt, said the case worker asked him “where is your knife? You’ll slit my throat” and also asked “where is your bomb strapped on you?”

Another Muslim woman, Sandy Dahmra, who was with Khalil at the restaurant, was allegedly told “go back to your country.”

Both Khalil and Dahmra said they had other comments directed toward them including “terrorist,” “Bin Laden lover” and “why don’t you call your Allah.”

The case worker also publicly declared he would never get his boy back, Khalil said.

Khalil has not seen his 6-year-old son since he was taken from his mother’s home a year ago and placed with foster parents for reasons unknown because of privacy laws. Khalil was not living there at the time and is separated from the boy’s mother.

Khalil wants an investigation and said the worker also violated privacy laws by disclosing the case in public. Ultimately, though, Khalil said he just wants his little boy back.

“I only want my son. I want my son,” he said, breaking into tears. “I think I have all the reason to have my son with me, give him toys, enjoy with him.”

Khalil claimed he has had run-ins with the case worker before, but that there were never any witnesses.

The Department of Children and Families said it was “aware of the alleged incident” and “is looking into this allegation.”

The agency said it “continues to have an ongoing dialogue” with CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations), which is supporting Khalil in his fight.

Source: WCBS New York

Police: Man arrested for threatening to punch female investigator

NORWALK -- A city man under investigation by the state Department of Children and Families was arrested Monday after he allegedly threatened to punch a female DCF worker in the mouth at a meeting at his children's school.

Jerome Singletary, 57, of 306 Flax Hill Road, was charged with second-degree threatening and second-degree breach of peace and released on a written promise to appear in court.

Lt. Timothy Murphy said Singletary threatened to punch the investigator's teeth down her throat.

Singletary, the investigator and his two children -- ages 6 and 8 -- were meeting at the children's school Monday to discuss the children came to school that day with cuts and bruises, Sgt. Lisa Cotto said.

During the meeting, Singletary became upset and began yelling at the investigator. He even grabbed one of the children by the collar and yelled at him for talking to the DCF investigator, Cotto said.

Singletary then made the threat against the investigator before removing his children from the meeting and leaving the school, Murphy said.

Detectives went to Singletary's home a short time later and arrested him on the threatening and breach of peace charges, Murphy said.

The two children were then removed from the home by DCF workers and kept on a four-day hold.

Singletary is to be arraigned Dec. 28 at state Superior Court in Norwalk.

Source: Connecticut Post