Opportunity to Show Support: U of M Board of Regents Meeting

What: The Board of Regents consists of elected officials who supervise and administer the massive budget for the University of Michigan including their health system where Naomi Burns received treatment. Matt Eckman and Dr. Douglas Smith will address the Board of Regents regarding issues related to the misdiagnosis of child abuse. Supporters of the Burns are encouraged to attend this event to show their support and hold prepared Torn Family signs.

When: Thursday, February 18th, 3 p.m.

Where: U of M Michigan Union Building, Anderson Room – 530 S State St, Ann Arbor, MI 48109.

Parking: In addition to limited meter street parking (bring quarters), there are nearby public parking garages.

Shirts: If you have a red “Seek Justice” shirt, please wear it on this day. We will also have some extra shirts available if you have not received one yet.


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  1. In light of today’s WHMI article (Feb 16, 2016); per my personal experience and involvement in the Burns’ case….the CPS “investigator”, in his interrogations of me, repeatedly said that they (CPS/DHS) were waiting on the doctor’s final decision….that they could not and would not proceed in the case until the doctor, the CPS contracted Mott’s/U of M Hospital doctor, declared the case as abuse. Unfortunately, the term “repeatedly” is a significant understatement. Over and over again he told me, “we are waiting on the doctor’s conclusion.” It was clear to me that the investigator wanted to make sure I fully understood, especially in light of my personal and formal relationship to the family, that none of what was happening to the Burns, or what might happen to the Burns, was contingent upon CPS or DHS. All that was happening and what was to happen was dependent upon the doctor’s initial suspicions and final call. To hear the hospital spokesman distance the hospital and related doctor from their fundamental responsibility in this specific case and in the “normal” CPS/DHS process is to be expected…and yet heart-sickening.

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