27 December 2008

The Sad Cases of a Policeman's Life

Medea,(about to murder her children) by Eugène Ferdinand Victor Delacroix (1862).


Matter Of Fact *

by Gonçalo Amaral


"Christmas reminds me of children that have already left. With violence or by negligence."

In this season it is usual to remember the past year, even the life that goes on, and the experiences we had. It is a time for memories and for wishes. For me, Christmas reminds me of children that have already left.

I remember the sad cases of a policeman's life. There is Joana, killed by her mother and her uncle. There is Mariana, kicked until death by her father. There is the one of Filipa, hanged by her father, for jealousy. There is that premature baby girl who died of starvation because her mother cut the serum tubes.

Those were violent deaths, but there also the deaths of children by neglect, abandonment, disregard. If the most atrocious suffering to which a human being can be affected by is to see their offspring passing, the most dastardly crime that humanity can witness is a parent who ends up with a life which she/he has created.

Of the cases I mentioned, the parents/murderers were brought to Justice and punished. But there are many infanticides in this world who do not know the face of the Lady which, blindfolded, holds the balance.

In this Christmas season, after the reminiscences, a wish jumps to mind: that [Lady] Justice removes the blindfold, that politicians do not hide behind obscure interests and give these children the only thing that we can still give them: Justice.



Matter Of Fact* is Gonçalo Amaral's monthly opinion article for Correio da Manhã

Source: Correio da Manhã

14 comments:

  1. Obrigada Dr. Amaral por seu comentário que nos faz refletir,
    Obrigada Joana por seu trabalho em prol da Justiça!

    por curiosidade andei vendo a página "findemadeleine" e tentei ligar para os números de telefones indicados e eles nao existem mais.
    A ligaçao vai dar numa casa particular onde a pessoa nao tem nada a ver com este caso.
    Curioso né?

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    Feliz Ano Novo!

    Maria

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  2. Obrigada cara Maria, bom ano novo para si também. um abraço nosso A & J

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  3. Dearest Mr Amaral,

    You say Justice prevails, I say Truth prevails, both one of the same thing.
    Both omniscient, omnipotent and omnipresent.
    And the beauty of Justice and Truth beginning to shine is that it is showing exactly how deep the slime is.
    And how as a civilization we have become totally uncivilized.

    So I have absolute faith in Justice and Truth.
    And they have such a beautiful team of humans manifesting vast amounts of brain searching on this case. Truly sharp minds taking in information from all angles.

    I salute you all at this time.

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  4. Ë muito triste ser polícia. A pessoa é confrontada com as maiores monstruosidades e tem uma vida difícil pois as lembranças más não desaparecem.Monstros de pais que matam filhos e fazem tudo para fugir à justiça.Alguns até ficam milionários.

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  5. Indeed, defenceless children, without a voice of their own, need the voice of adults who care to defend them, like you, good Goncalo Amaral, a voice to be heard above politicians' indifference and obscure interests.

    For the sake of a better world for current and future generations, let 2009 bring justice to the voiceless children who have perished at the hands of adults, often their own parents, above all the McCann case. If crime pays, in this case literally so, millions earned by the parents, then what hope can we have for the world we have brought our children into. The McCanns staged abduction must be fully unmasked (it already has, but the UK press is still leaving a lot of people in the dark) and justice must prevail.

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  6. Great, Maria from Brazil! She writes here that she called the numbers published by www.Findmadeleine.com and she reached a privete home that has nothing to do with this case.

    This is great!!!!!!!
    Dear Joana, please continue to inform us. We wish you a great new year!!!!!!!!!

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  7. Such a fine man! Poor Dr. Amaral, what he must join in everything! He is very poor! An homage to this brave man!

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  8. Seres Humanos com S e H maiúsculos ,uf, se sofrem, com tanta violência. A qual só damos por ela,a maior parte das vezes,na altura das notícias ou pelo trabalho directo dos Inspectores da PJ.Tremendamente doloroso tanta diabólica acção, da parte daqueles que foram tão irresponsáveis ao fazerem nascer crianças, para as violentamente assassinarem e negligenciarem.

    Quase apetece dizer "olho por olho e dente por dente" aos que pontapearam,enforcaram,impediram a criança de se alimentar,aos que negligenciaram,aos que por conhecimentos terrenos escapam à Justiça Terrena.

    DÓI! TANTO!

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  9. Well said to Amaral, may Madeleine and him get justice..her for her untimely death and him for the smears.

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  10. "Nothing but the truth"

    serve,não?

    Embora seja o nome de um filme ainda a estrear.

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  11. Thank you, Joana Morais, for keeping us updated over the Christmas period. Without you, Nigel Moore, and others, we in the UK would have had only lies about the McCann case over this period, as always. There has been another big 'abduction' brainwashing exercise by the British media. Interestingly the sports personality who was supposed to present it did not appear at all. Perhaps more people are finding out the truth, despite all the British efforts to cover it up.

    To you all who keep us informed online, to Amaral, to Bennett, very best wishes for the new year. Hopefully 2009 will bring justice to more children, including Madeleine McCann.

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  12. "A insustentável leveza do ser".
    Não,não é o livro de Milan Kundera.

    Refiro-me mais à leveza de tratamento do caso Maddie,no JN,de domingo,dia 28.12.2008,pág. 33: a 4ª "coisa" para esquecer em 2008.

    Terá acompanhado bem o que se passou?

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  13. http://mercedessigueaqui.blogspot.com/

    Este é um sítio que também gosto de espreitar pois fico maravilhada com as actualizações de periódicos,portugueses tb. Lá está a referência eo mesmo sentir que eu tive quanto ao artigo do JN,pág. 33.
    Lá,está a tradução, do pequeno artigo de opinião, o qual adjectivei insidiosamente como "insustentável leveza do....."

    Bom,muito bom toda a atenção dada ao que aparece sobre Maddie.
    Provavelmente alguns dos Jornalistas deveriam ser bloggers.

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  14. So the Sun claims that people were furious that a comedian pointed out the fact that the McCanns were living off the proceeds from 'the fund'? I bet there were more furious of the fact that the McCanns use their daughter to raise money to pay there mortgage (unless, of course thats all paid off now?). Happy New Year from England to our Portuguese friends and all who seek justice for Madeleine and appropriate punishment for her failed parents.

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