Ariana-Leilani update: DC Father/Mad Scientist should be under DC & VA Medical Boards Ethics Investigation…

BettyJean Downing Kling

Where’s the outrage over this innocent child? Where is Spike Lee, the media, pundits and riots in the streets over this injustice?

UPDATED- 3/29/12 4:54 pm : Dr. Michael Pfeiffer and Dr. Scott Nigel Myers should be under DC Medical Board Ethics Investigation, yet they under investigation for covering up for father and colleague” Or something like that…. the issue is that Pfeiffer and Myers, the colleague-Friend who is NOT giving Ariana-Leilani the life-saving medicine or toxicology. The complaints filed against them (4 in all) were buried by the Board of medicine. Now the DC Board of medicine’s lack of ethics in regards to the Ariana-Leilani medical complaint dismissal without investigation is now under scrutiny. “Conflicted Board Members Circle Wagons.” 

“The newest complaint was closed, not investigated and now being reconsidered against Dr. Scott Nigel Myers at the Children’s Cancer Center at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital, for not following medical standards care and treatment, including the only medicine, “nupogen” (G-CSF) to treat severe chronic neutropenia and to fully investigate the cause including full toxicology exam.”
Barbara F. Hollingsworth is The Examiner’s local opinion editor.
http://washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/columnists/2012/03/examiner-local-editorial-conflicted-board-members-circle-wagons/412096

A father, mad scientist, and German citizen working for our Government in our VA Hospitals; conducting medical experiments on live patients – maybe on his own child! http://freemenow.wordpress.com/2012/03/22/modern-day-mengele-may-be-experimenting-on-daughter-in-d-c/

On Wed. Mar 21, 2012 we brought you a true story from Dr. Ariel R. King & Roy Morris, Esq. regarding Ariana-Leilani.  We are on a mission to get help for this child- who can die within 18 hours of a flare-up. Download it to hear the incredible story behind this injustice- you simply will not believe your ears.
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/freemenow/2012/03/22/the-majority-united

 Medical professionals appointed to D.C.’s Board of Medicine by the mayor are expected to fully investigate complaints made against licensed physicians and other health care providers. They are to take disciplinary action if warranted. But now a major cover-up can further put her life in danger – will they cover their asses at Ariana-Leilani’s expense?

Examiner local editorial: Conflicted board members circle the wagons

But this peer-review process, designed to protect both the public and health care providers themselves, doesn’t work as intended when board members circle the wagons to protect their own.

That may have happened at the board’s Jan. 25 meeting, when the board refused to consider the latest in a string of complaints against a MedStar Georgetown University Hospital physician, claiming it contained no “new” information.

Attorney Roy Morris, who filed the complaint on behalf of the noncustodial mother of a Ward 3 youngster, told The Washington Examiner that the complaint did in fact contain new data never previously reviewed by the board.

The Georgetown doctor in question was already the subject of previous complaints for refusing to administer weekly doses of G-CSF — the medically accepted treatment for this child’s severe chronic neutropenia, an extremely rare and potentially fatal immune condition. But the new element in this complaint was that the same doctor had allegedly prescribed the 8-year-old girl an attention-deficit (hyperactivity) disorder drug that could make this condition worse.

Read More: http://washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/columnists/2012/03/examiner-local-editorial-conflicted-board-members-circle-wagons/412096

Please join us and sign a petition to save this child! www.Ariana-Leilani.com

Ariana-Leilani update: DC Father / Mad Scientist under DC Medical Board Ethics Investigation…

BettyJean Downing Kling

A father , a doctor err a mad scientist, a German citizen working for our Government in our VA Hospitals; conducting medical experiments on live patients – maybe on his own child! http://freemenow.wordpress.com/2012/03/22/modern-day-mengele-may-be-experimenting-on-daughter-in-d-c/

UPDATED- 3/29/12 4:54 pm :

“Ariana-Leilani update: DC Father / Mad Scientist and Colleague Should be under DC Medical Board Ethics Investigation, yet they under investigation for covering up for father and colleague” Or something like that…. the issues is that Pfeiffer and Scott Nigel Myers, MD the colleague-Friend who is NOT giving Ariana-leilani the life-saving medicine or toxicology. The complaints filed against them (4 in all) were buried by the Board of medicine and now they are being investigated.


On Wed. Mar 21, 2012 we brought you a true story from Dr. Ariel R. King & Roy Morris, Esq. regarding Ariana-Leilani.  WE are on a mission to get help for this child- who can die within 18 hours of a flare-up. Download it to hear the incredible story behind this injustice- you simply will not believe your ears. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/freemenow/2012/03/22/the-majority-united

 Medical professionals appointed to D.C.’s Board of Medicine by the mayor are expected to fully investigate complaints made against licensed physicians and other health care providers. They are to take disciplinary action if warranted. But now a major cover-up can further put her life in danger – will they cover their asses at Ariana-Leilani’s expense?

Examiner local editorial: Conflicted board members circle the wagons

But this peer-review process, designed to protect both the public and health care providers themselves, doesn’t work as intended when board members circle the wagons to protect their own.

That may have happened at the board’s Jan. 25 meeting, when the board refused to consider the latest in a string of complaints against a MedStar Georgetown University Hospital physician, claiming it contained no “new” information.

Attorney Roy Morris, who filed the complaint on behalf of the noncustodial mother of a Ward 3 youngster, told The Washington Examiner that the complaint did in fact contain new data never previously reviewed by the board.

The Georgetown doctor in question was already the subject of previous complaints for refusing to administer weekly doses of G-CSF — the medically accepted treatment for this child’s severe chronic neutropenia, an extremely rare and potentially fatal immune condition. But the new element in this complaint was that the same doctor had allegedly prescribed the 8-year-old girl an attention-deficit (hyperactivity) disorder drug that could make this condition worse.

Read More: http://washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/columnists/2012/03/examiner-local-editorial-conflicted-board-members-circle-wagons/412096

Please join us and sign a petition to save this child! www.Ariana-Leilani.com

Fakhra Yunus: Pakistani Acid Attack Victim Commits Suicide

BettyJean Downing- Kling

A woman who became the disfigured face of the shunned and forgotten women of Pakistan committed suicide, jumping from her sixth floor apartment window in Italy last week.

Fakhra Yunus was only 22 when her husband of three years, Bilal Khar, a member of Pakistan’s politically elite Khar family, allegedly threw acid on her face while she slept, the Asian Correspondent reported.

The Washington Post noted that Yunus became the face of violence against women in the country after Pakistani activist Tehmina Durrani, author of “My Feudal Lord,” helped Yunus escape to Rome and get treatment for her disfigurement. Durrani is known to speak out against the injustices women face in Muslim society. Over the years, Yunus underwent 38 facial reconstructive and plastic surgeries after the attack.


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Pakistani acid victim Fakhra Yunus is seen…

Judge DeAvila-Silebi gives a piece of peace to aggrieved survivors

By: Dara Carlin, M.A.
Cross Posted from: Honolulu Domestic Violence & Abuse Examiner

Vindicator: (noun) from the word “vindicate” (from www.yourdictionary.com)

  1. 1.       to clear from criticism, blame, guilt, suspicion, etc.; uphold by evidence or argument
  2. 2.       to defend or maintain (a cause, claim, etc.) against opposition
  3. 3.       to serve as justification for; justify

Vindicator: the perfect word to describe The Honorable Liliana S. DeAvila-Silebi, who, today handed down her sentence regarding the 2008 shooting of Louisa Rodas, who was caring for her cancer-stricken sister, Denise, when the gunman – her sister’s husband – shot her in the head, believing her to be his mother-in-law, BettyJean Klinghttp://www.northjersey.com/news/crime_courts/032312_Lodi_man_gets_30_years_for_shooting_sister-in-law_in_the_face.html

Considering the gravity of the crime and its consequences it’s hard to imagine that the gunman would get anything less than the maximum but – as many domestic violence survivors can attest to – in light of the family context of the case, justice is something that’s never quite given as much weight as healing, forgiveness, “moving beyond” and conflict resolution so the cause for doubt and concern was warranted.  Justice was served, however, with the gunman being sentenced to 30 years and ordered to pay $100,000 in restitution.

Video: DV survivors are more accustomed to this

I heard from BettyJean following the sentencing (who couldn’t say enough about Judge DeAvila-Silebi) and asked her a few questions about how it all went.

Continue reading on Examiner.com Judge DeAvila-Silebi gives a piece of peace to aggrieved survivors – Honolulu Domestic Violence & Abuse | Examiner.com
http://www.examiner.com/domestic-violence-abuse-in-honolulu/judge-deavila-silebi-gives-a-piece-of-peace-to-aggrieved-survivors#ixzz1qKJwk5XT

George Hartwig: Justice finally served?

by  Cross Post from http://www.lovefraud.com/blog/2012/03/24/george-hartwig-justice-finally-served/

It has been almost exactly 9 years since my life as I knew it ended with the arrest of my ex-husband. I can say I am a “survivor,” but my life will never be what it would have been had this not happened. In the wake of Barry Lichtenthal, many people have been permanently damaged. Perhaps the best marker of a sociopath is the number of broken and wounded who fall on the paths of their lives. But I am lucky, as are the rest of those who survive life shared with a sociopath free of bodily damage.

I have come to understand that the bodily damage that sociopaths inflict is both direct and indirect. George Hartwig’s story gives us an example of both. It also causes us to pause and think about the issues of justice and recovery.

Before she was really mature enough to know better, Denise Richardson made the mistake of marrying George Hartwig. She then suffered years of physical and emotional torment, the stress from which I believe contributed to her early death from cancer. There are many, many victims for whom the stress of emotional abuse at the hands of a sociopath has caused physical illness- from cancer to infection to cardiovascular disease. Many victims thus die from their tragic relationship choices. Those who inflicted the stress that contributed to the deaths are never charged with a crime, and yet they, in a sense, commit murder. Sociopaths whose torment leads victims to suicide also commit murder.

The impact of George Hartwig on Denise Richardson and her family went even further. Following an argument with Denise’s mother, George shot Denise’s sister Louisa Rodas in the face; she lost an eye and she remains permanently brain damaged. Yesterday, Hartwig, now age 43, was sentenced to a 20-year term for the attempted murder of Louisa, and a consecutive 10-year term for the attempted murder of Rodas’ brother, Thomas Richardson. He must serve nearly 26 years before he can be considered for parole. Judge DeAvila-Silebi, also imposed a $100,000 fine and said she will hold a hearing on whether Hartwig, who may have received a settlement from a worker’s compensation claim, can make the payment.

Read: Lodi man gets 30 years for shooting sister-in-law in the face, on NorthJersey.com.

Denise and Louisa’s mother, BettyJean Downing- Kling, maintains a website, and posted the following on her blog, George Hartwig gets 30 years for shooting sister-in-law in the face:

DV Justice at last:
ON behalf of my daughters and their sons – I ask interested persons send letters to the Judge thanking her for her sentencing in the following case. Judge DeAvila-Silebi handed down a most fair sentence citing Domestic Violence statistics as her major consideration in making her final decision along with the testimony and guilty pleas of the defendant. It is apparent, this jurist sentenced George Hartwig to the full extent of the law within the bounds of the law, and she is to be commended for her careful, honest and thoughtful consideration of domestic violence and taking brutal offenders off the streets and refusing to fall for the defendants and his attorney’s arguments of mitigating circumstances. This Judge knows her business and we certainly need more of her on the bench all across this nation!

I, too, am glad that Hartwig received the toughest sentence possible, but why should this small modicum of justice be some unusual event that has us all writing thank you notes to the judge? Is there really any sentence here that would be considered “just” by any thinking person?

In my opinion, it is too late for justice in this case. Justice was only possible years ago when the abuse first happened, or maybe even earlier when Hartwig first manifested his disorder.

Sadly, often recovery is as incomplete as justice. What kind of life will BettyJean and her family have now that this case is finally “over”? We all wish them the most peace and happiness they can find, but we know life will not be the same as it would have been if they had never met George Hartwig.

George Hartwig gets 30 years for shooting sister-in-law in the face: DV Justice at last

BettyJean Downing- Kling

ON behalf of my daughters and their sons – I ask interested persons send letters to the Judge thanking her for her sentencing in the following case. Judge DeAvila-Silebi handed down a most fair sentence citing Domestic Violence statistics as her major consideration in making her final decision along with the testimony and guilty pleas of the defendant. It is apparent, this jurist sentenced George Hartwig to the full extent of the law within the bounds of the law, and she is to be commended for her careful, honest and thoughtful consideration of domestic violence and taking brutal offenders off the streets and refusing to fall for the defendants and his attorney’s arguments of mitigating circumstances. This Judge knows her business and we certainly need more of her on the bench all across this nation!

The Honorable Liliana S. DeAvila-Silebi
Bergen County Justice Court
10 Main Street Hackensack,
New Jersey 07601

Lodi man gets 30 years for shooting sister-in-law in the face

March 23, 2012    Last updated: Friday March 23, 2012, 6:13 PM
http://www.northjersey.com/news/crime_courts/032312_Lodi_man_gets_30_years_for_shooting_sister-in-law_in_the_face.html

BY KIBRET MARKOS- STAFF WRITER -The Record

A Lodi man’s lengthy history of domestic violence culminated in a 30-year prison term on Friday after he was sentenced for shooting his sister-in-law in the face with a shotgun, leaving her severely brain-damaged and wheelchair-bound for life.

CARMINE GALASSO / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

George Hartwig pleads guilty in 2011.

“I sincerely apologize for my actions,” George Hartwig said in Superior Court in Hackensack.

Hartwig at one point glanced at Louisa Rodas, who was brought into the courtroom in a wheelchair. Unable to speak or walk, she seemed to react at times with what sounded like sobs during the emotionally charged hearing.

Hartwig shook his head and looked away.

“She was very sisterly toward me,” he said. “She was genuine and unbiased toward me.”

Hartwig admitted in court in November that he shot Rodas because he mistook her for his mother-in-law.

Ten days before Christmas of 2008, Hartwig went to a Lodi home where his wife, Denise Richardson, lived with family members, he said. There, he got into an argument with his mother-in-law, Betty Jean Kling, he said. Hartwig said in one letter that Kling was “vicious and nasty” to him, and that her words “ate me up all day.”

He went back to his home, where he began drinking and taking prescription medication, he said. He then went back to his wife’s home with a loaded shotgun, where he shot Rodas, he said.

When Rodas’ brother and son, Thomas and Mark Richardson, arrived at the home to help, Hartwig aimed the gun at the brother and pulled the trigger, but the gun jammed, he said. The Richardsons then subdued him.

Kling offered more details of the incident as she spoke in court on Friday. She said Hartwig came to their home that day and said he wanted the receipt for a mattress he had bought.

Hartwig’s wife was sick with cancer at the time, but that did not stop him from dragging her around the house, demanding the receipt, she said.

The mother then intervened and threw Hartwig out of the house, she said.

Thomas Kearney, an assistant Bergen County prosecutor, said that six months before the shooting, Hartwig beat his ailing wife with a hammer and “split her head open.”

“She [Kling] had every right to be vicious and nasty when he returned to their house,” Kearney said.

Kling said Hartwig was cruel to his wife of 23 years, and often beat her as he demanded the painkillers she was taking for her cancer.

“But for reasons a mother cannot understand, she kept going back to him,” Kling said.

Denise Richardson died of ovarian cancer in March 2009, Kling said.

Kling was also quick to notice that Hartwig’s apology was limited to Rodas, and that he showed no remorse towards Kling.

“He would have killed me, and he wouldn’t be sorry about that,” Kling said.

Kling tearfully described how Rodas is now at the Bergen Regional Medical Center, where she needs 24-hour care.

“For all intents and purposes, her life has been taken from her,” she said.

Victim Louisa Rodas gets comforted by her mother Betty Jean Kling at Hackensack Court. George Hartwig admitted in court in November that he shot Louisa Rodas in a drunken rage, having mistaken her for his mother-in-law, with whom he had fought earlier. Hartwig was given the maximum sentence on all counts.

MARKO GEORGIEV/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER
Victim Louisa Rodas gets comforted by her mother Betty Jean Kling at Hackensack Court. George Hartwig admitted in court in November that he shot Louisa Rodas in a drunken rage, having mistaken her for his mother-in-law, with whom he had fought earlier. Hartwig was given the maximum sentence on all counts.

Kearney added the shotgun blast blew off half of Rodas’ face, severely damaging the right side of her brain. She lost her right eye, and needs feeding tubes to eat, he said.

Defense attorney Brian Neary asked for a lesser sentence, saying that Hartwig was under the influence at the time of the shooting. He also said that Hartwig was himself a victim of domestic violence because he grew up with an abusive father.

Judge Liliana DeAvila-Silebi was not moved.

“Let’s call it for what it is: You killed her,” she said to Hartwig.

Hartwig, 43, was sentenced to a 20-year term for the attempted murder of Rodas, and a consecutive 10-year term for the attempted murder of Rodas’ brother, Thomas Richardson. He must serve nearly 26 years before he can be considered for parole.

DeAvila-Silebi also imposed a $100,000 fine and said she will hold a hearing on whether Hartwig, who may have received a settlement from a worker’s compensation claim, can make the payment.

Modern-day Mengele may be experimenting on daughter in D. C.

By:  Jocelyn Andersen

Life-saving treatment is being deliberately withheld from nine year old Ariana-Leilani, and a petition demanding that she receive immediate medical treatment is currently being circulated.

In a BlogTalkRadio interview, conducted yesterday by Betty Jean Kling, Ariana-Leilani’s mother, Dr. Ariel King, and her attorney, Roy Morris, disclosed that they believed Ariana-Leilani’s father, Dr. Michael Pfeiffer, was not only refusing to allow his daughter to receive life saving medicine but, for unknown reasons, might also be deliberately causing the very condition that is threatening her life.

Ariana-Leilani is a dual German-American citizen who resides in Washington D.C. with her father, who is a German citizen employed by the V. A. hospital there. The child is allowed no contact with her mother or her mother’s family. She has been diagnosed with a life-threatening but easily treatable disease called, Severe Chronic Neutropenia, but though the medicine for her disease is covered by insurance and is even being made available free of charge, her father refuses to allow her to receive the treatments she needs.

A simple infection could easily kill her.

Neutropenia is not contracted naturally. The disease is a common side effect of some chemotherapy drugs, but cancer has been ruled out in Ariana-Leilani’s case, as have most other common causes. King says, “We believe it [testing] will show that it is an induced condition. You don’t get it [neutropenia] out of no where.”

One routine, and very simple, step in the testing process has been neglected—not overlooked—but overtly neglected. Toxicology testing is routine in cases of neutropenia in order to rule out drug induced neutropenia.

Morris commented that every professional who looks at the case asks why toxicology testing has not been done. In fact, toxicology testing has been requested on numerous occasions by Ariana-Leilani’s mother, but the father refuses to have her tested.

There is a history of control and abuse issues within the marriage. King has filed restraining orders against her husband who was able to have them removed via ex parte hearings. She and her husband are currently estranged with divorce proceedings pending in Germany. King currently resides in Germany. She stated that she constantly fears for her life, and in order to help her daughter she must keep herself alive.

Gender bias in family court and old fashioned cronyism appear to be playing dual parts in Ariana-Leilani’s dilemma. Dr. King maintains that her daughter’s physician is a colleague of Pfeiffer’s and refuses to heed her requests to prescribe medicine or to order toxicology testing.

The German Embassy issued a request, to Pfeiffer, that a second opinion be gained and offered to pay for that along with independent testing for Ariana-Leilani. Pfeiffer refuses to comply with his embassy’s request.

King reports that, “Something is destroying the neutrophils in Ariana-Leilani’s body. Tests have shown that she is making enough, but something is destroying them.”  

Toxicology testing would rule out drug induced disease in this child.

During last night’s interview, Betty Jean Kling asked “What kind of father would refuse a second opinion or free medicine for his daughter?”  Kling concluded that only a father “with something to hide” would behave in such a way. Morris, who has been advocating for Dr. King on Ariana-Leilani’s behalf pro-bono for some years, concurred. He replied that Kling’s explanation was “the best he could think of.”

A listener to the show called in to ask if Dr. King thought it was possible that her estranged husband was administering drugs to Ariana-Leilani that could be inducing this disease. King answered in the affirmative. She said, “My husband’s specialty is actually Human Drug Experimentation … when I know and understand that my husband’s specialty is Human Drug Experimentation … some of the drugs that cause neutropenia he has actually written about in his PhD thesis … do I think there is a possibility, yes I do … and it would be nice to rule that out…”

King claims to have a recording of her daughter saying, “Papa gives me green medicine to make me sick …” 

According to King, there is some question about Pfeiffer’s credentials as well. She said, “He was going to work in Florida, but they actually had to check out his medical credentials, and he didn’t want that, so he stayed in D. C..  D. C. did not give him a medical license because he could not show that he actually went to medical school, but he was able to get one in Virginia because they were told he had one in D. C., so there are a lot of issues going on here.”

Washington D. C. is one of the few areas that permits doctors to self-prescribe and to prescribe drugs for family members even though the American Medical Association condemns this practice. As repugnant as it may be to contemplate, it is possible that there is a modern-day Dr. Mengele experimenting on his very own child in Washington D.C., and nothing is being done about it.

To rule this out, Ariana-Leilani needs toxicology testing immediately.

Dr. King has written to the State Department to ask for help in getting her daughter medical treatment. Dr. David Dale , an expert on neutropenia, wrote to the German Embassy requesting their help. In addition to his many other efforts on behalf of Ariana-Leilani, Morris has written to President Obama as well. So far, all is to no avail.

Morris and King have given up on the legal system to come through for Ariana-Leilani and have turned to public opinion. They are asking everyone who will to fight with them for the life of Ariana-Leilani by signing the petition demanding that this child be helped immediately.

Time is of the essence.

 The show hosted by BettyJean Kling and  Jocelyn Andersen can be heard and downloaded to any listening device on demand: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/freemenow/2012/03/22/the-majority-united

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