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Synopsis: This book is about the Michigan Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), the Michigan Child Protection Law (CPL), the judges of Michigan's Court of Appeals (COA) and 7th Circuit Court, and officials at Davison Community Schools (DCS). The legal question raised and answered in this book is: Does a person who is accused of suspected child abuse by a public school official in a Child Protective Services Referral Report, that they send to the Michigan Department of Human Services (DHS) for investigation, have a legal right to know the information in that report? When my FOIA request for such information was denied by Davison Community School officials, I filed a lawsuit in the 7th Circuit Court of Genesee County. I acted as my own attorney, In Pro Per, throughout the litigation. I will present the case facts, analyze the legal proceedings, and then examine the psychology motivating the judges and school officials. The judges involved in this case are: Judge Henry William Saad, Michigan COA, District II Judge Deborah A. Servitto, Michigan COA District II Judge Douglas B. Shapiro, Michigan COA District II Judge Joseph J. Farah, 7th Circuit Court for Genesee County The Davison Community School officials are: Board of Education: Ms. Kathleen Sudia, President, Ms. Carol Dowsett, Vice President, Ms. Karen Conover, Secretary, Mr. Mark McGlashen, Treasurer, Mr. Dale Green, Trustee, Mr. Kim Lindsay, Trustee, and Mr. Larry Finkbeiner, Trustee. DCS Superintendent: Clay Perkins. Except for Superintendent Perkins, all of the above named people are elected officials. They have been given a public trust by the citizens of Michigan. It is the civic duty of Michigan voters to decide if these public officials acted properly; or if they acted dishonestly and betrayed that public trust.
Though this book had a lot of difficult legal jargon that someone who is not very familiar with reading legal information will have a hard time following, which I did in some parts. However, once you get passed that you can fully understand the facts of the case and why it was given the decisions it was. What I mostly got out of this was a man who seems really bitter and hostile towards his ex-wife who ended up putting him through these hardships, especially the hardship of loosing custody of this daughter. As a parent I can understand what that can do to a person so I kinda understand why he wrote this, to bring attention to the fact that certain laws and decisions brought on by elected officials can really hurt people's life's and have grave implications. However, really expressing his anger towards the end really makes you forget why the book was written and why it is important to be bring these issues up. All you get is a mad who seems hostile and vindictive.
About the Author: David E Bloch is an engineer, non-practicing, living in Davison, Michigan. He is the author of two books, Psycho Russian Golddiggers and The Elite Idolaters, which won "Honorable Mention" in the 2012 Reader Views Book Award program for the category" Societal Issues."
Visit David E Bloch's website for more information on the author or his other books HERE. You can purchase your own copy of The Elite Idolaters on AMAZON for about $16.10 or a used copy for various prices.
**I received a copy of this book for my review. However, these opinions and views are my own.