WHEN: Saturday, April 30th, 4:00 p.m. Sunday, May 1st, 8:00 p.m. WHERE: The Maple Theater, 4135 Maple Road Bloomfield, Michigan 48301 WHAT: The screening of the film The Syndrome, a documentary focused on exposing the junk science behind Shaken Baby Syndrome:
Torn Family Trust responds to an editorial written by Dr. Peter Strouse, a University of Michigan Professor of Radiology and a member of the Mott Children’s Hospital Child Protection Team. In his editorial Dr. Strouse calls critics of child abuse experts, “denialists” and calls for attacks against those who would challenge the opinions of Child […]
The Burns family is fighting a long hard battle, one they could not endure without your generous support. Their fight is not over. They are now in the midst of a lengthy appeals process represented by the Michigan Innocence Clinic in the Court of Appeals. As such, we anticipate long periods of inactivity in their […]
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.
Can Juries Make Mistakes? Joshua Burns was pronounced guilty of child abuse “beyond a reasonable doubt” by a jury of twelve people. How could a rational person claim he is innocent? Surely twelve jurors could not make such a big mistake. Surely Josh is guilty. Unless something went terribly wrong in the courtroom…
Today, attorneys from the University of Michigan Innocence Clinic successfully argued to have Josh’s probation conditions modified. The modification clarified that Josh can have contact with minors in a supervised setting. This allows Josh to engage in ordinary activities like attending a church service where minors may be present. Josh is grateful for the support […]
On Thursday, December 17 at 1:30 p.m., Josh will return to court for a motion hearing to amend a probation condition related to his contact with minors. This motion seeks clarification of what constitutes contact with minors in public settings. The attorneys from the Michigan Innocence Clinic will argue this motion before Judge Miriam Cavanaugh. […]
After 263 days of unjust incarceration, dozens of supporters greeted Josh as he exited the jail shortly after midnight on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015. His first order of business was to give a big hug to his wife, Brenda, followed by greetings and thanks to supporters in attendance.
After 263 days of unjust incarceration Josh will be released from the Livingston County Jail. Please join us at midnight tonight to greet Josh and show your support. Torn Family would like those planning to attend this event to keep the following in mind: