by James C. Sherlock
For a story that will simultaneously make you angry and break your heart, read “Fathering While Black,” by Asra Nomani and Debra Tisler.
It is the story of a guardian ad litem (GAL), Karen Keys-Gamarra, who is reported here to have systematically abused her position to pursue a Black father and his parents for the crime of loving and caring for his daughter while male.
The child’s mother was a junkie who exposed her baby to cocaine. The father is a gainfully employed paramedic in Stafford County with a clean record and clean drug tests. His own mother is a registered nurse and his father a retiree.
The GAL got an order from an Arlington J&D judge to take the child from the home of her father and grandparents last night.
The authors have practiced world-class investigative journalism in describing the case and the system — Arlington J&D judge, GAL and Child Protective Services — that worked together to seize the little girl. And put a gag order on her father and his parents.
If ethics violations were a crime, based on this reporting this case would be a Class 1 felony.
Now nobody in the system will comment.
Ms. Nomani and Ms. Tisler comment for them. Thoroughly and compellingly.