Archbishop Jonathan Blake

The Most Reverend Jonathan Blake, Presiding Archbishop of the Open Episcopal Church B.A. (Hons), Dip. Pastoral Studies. Bishop's Haven, 105 Danson Crescent Welling DA16 2AS U.K. Mobile: 07767 687711 www.bishopjonathanblake.com bishopjonathanblake@ntlworld.com www.openepiscopalchurch.org www.twitter.com/bishopjonathan The Church is a member of The International Council of Community churches and the World Council of Churches. Married and a proud Dad.

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Gassed in Tehran, seized in Kabul, helped Mother Teresa, almost murdered, raised £300,000, ordained 1981, street sleeper, pilgrim to Auschwitz, Kenya + Pakistan 4 peace, began 1st inter-faith NHS chapel, wrote text on Parliament, arrested, relinquished his 12 year Anglican post 2 be independent, baptised 1000's in homes, on Mt Snowdon + in circus ring, did wedding underwater, wrote ‘For God’s Sake Don’t Go To Church’, nailed 95 Theses to Canterbury cathedral, arrested, co-founded the Society for Independent Ministry, was consecrated a bishop, co-founded the Open Episcopal Church, did 1st gay wedding on prime time TV, sued Associated Newspapers 4 defamation, co-consecrated 1st women bishops 4 England. Wales + Scotland, accommodated the homeless, took Mass 2 sex workers + posted it, elected Archbishop, arrested 4 taking kids on roof, not charged, founded ‘When No One’s Watching', became an ICV, did Jade Goody's wedding , invited 2 Downing St, wrote 'That Old Devil Called God Again', arrested 4 times campaigning against child abuse, had harassment conviction quashed on appeal, appealing a conviction for breaches of restraining order 2 stop a paedophile

Monday, May 26, 2014

THE POLICE MUST BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THIS OUTRAGEOUS BEHAVIOUR

Roshina Al-Faisal writes:

My 19-year old son Abdulkarriem who has Down’s Syndrome was arrested, handcuffed and held in a police cell for nine terrifying hours after trying to go to school on a Bank Holiday to collect his favourite basketball cap that he had left in the classroom.

He left the house without us realising, and he walked to his school – Haringey Sixth Form Centre in Tottenham. He climbed through a window, which set off the alarm. The police came and arrested him and took him to the cells for questioning.

We called police to report him missing after searching streets near our home for two hours, and we were horrified to learn he had been arrested.

I went to the police station and found my son confused and in tears in a cell without his shoes or coat. His fingerprints had been taken, he had been swabbed for DNA and his details had been put on record. Abdulkarriem was only released nine hours later, after the intervention of a lawyer and his school’s head of disability and learning support. The police had made him sign a caution for burglary. This will mean he has a criminal record.

Abdulkarriem told me he had been kicked by the police officers and forced to the floor, and an officer had put his knee in his back. My son has a heart condition. When we got a lawyer to come to the police station the police refused to let the lawyer go to be with him in the cell.

This is an outrageous way to treat any young person, let alone someone as vulnerable as Abdulkarriem who has a Learning Disability.

http://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/victor-olisa-withdraw-the-police-caution-given-to-my-19-year-old-with-downs-syndrome?share_id=wpUyfxRIOk&utm_campaign=share_button_action_box&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=share_petition

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