Updated 2018 09 09: To append addendum, and to add links to related articles
Funeral held for boys allegedly killed by dad involved in acrimonious child-custody battle.
Father charged with 2 counts of 1st-degree murder
Tuesday, December 28, 2010 | 4:54 PM MT
The children were in the care of Alberta’s Ministry of Children and Youth Services, but were not permanent wards….. (Read more)
The murders of his sons that Jason Bruce Cardinal was taken to trial for provided work and gainful employment for many people. who without a doubt derived more income from it than they spent in preventing the circumstance that brought them about, even leaving aside the cost of incarcerating Jason Bruce Cardinal.
A timeline with links to various news sources
- 2010 12 10
Funeral held for boys found dead in Edmonton townhouse
- 2010 12 20
Jason Bruce Cardinal drugs and murders his two sons
- 2010 12 23
Alberta allows naming of murder suspect
- 2011 01 05
Court appearance for accused dad in Abbottsfield townhouse slaying
- 2012 03 11
Jason Bruce Cardinal Pleads Guilty To First-Degree Murder, For Killing His Two Young Sons During Custody Battle
- 2012 11 02
Edmonton man pleads guilty to strangling sons to death
- 2013 01 04
Mother of Edmonton boys murdered by father to sue province for $1 million
- 2016 01 04
Fatality inquiry begins into double murder of 2 boys by father
- 2016 01 06
Caseworker says Alberta Child Services couldn’t prevent deaths of Cardinal boys
- 2016 01 06
No red flags before Jason Cardinal killed sons, caseworker says
Television reporters, camera men, journalists, photographers, news editors, commentators, they all find something to do that keeps them busy with such cases, but it doesn’t end there. There is a small army of court workers, judges, attorneys, defence lawyers and their secretaries and office staff, expert witnesses, psychiatrists, psychiatric hospitals, and jailers, who all are kept busy on account of such cases and whose work provides grist for the mill of the media.
Even social workers, who perhaps never cared enough to prevent such a tragedy from happening are likely to give it their full attention now, for the sake of their employer not being burdened with the legal and financial consequences of their previous lack of attention.
There is even something for man-hating feminists in the case. The Dastardly Dads website wasted no time and made sure to include an entry pertaining to the Cardinal case. The murderer was mentally ill and unable to cope with having the sons he loved taken away by the blameless social workers who did everything they could to remove a loving dad from his beloved sons, but that holds no water. In the eyes of the feminists there is never an excuse when “fathers” (whoever fits the category) commit murder of and mayhem against the children in the trust of single, ever married or divorced mothers.
“Contrary to fathers’ rights propaganda, father perpetrators (along with stepdads and caretaker boyfriends) dominate the most vicious crimes against children: sexual assault, abusive head trauma, murder-suicides, crimes involving gun violence, and other similar forms of physically violent/fatal child abuse. And as more dads are providing child care (either because mom is working and can’t find other care, or because dads are increasingly getting unsupervised visitation/custody through the family courts), more dads are being found guilty of basic child abuse and neglect as well.” Read More
That, of course, requires a response. Firstly, in the absence of comprehensive or randomly selected, objective evidence, an objective look at the relative risks experienced by children living in various “family types”:
Violence Against Children
Rates of victimization of children vary significantly by family structure, and the evidence shows that the married intact family is by far the safest place for children.6 (See Chart 3.) Although the United States has yet to develop the capacity to measure child abuse by family structure, British data on child abuse are available. These data show that rates of serious abuse of children are lowest in the intact married family but six times higher in the step family, 14 times higher in the always-single-mother family, 20 times higher in cohabiting-biological parent families, and 33 times higher when the mother is cohabiting with a boyfriend who is not the father of her children.
When an abused child dies (see Chart 4), the relationship between family structure and abuse gets stronger: It is lowest in intact always-married families, three times higher in the step family, nine times higher in the always-single-mother family, 18 times higher in the cohabiting-biological parents family, and 73 times higher in families where the mother cohabits with a boyfriend.
More in ‘Marriage: Still the Safest Place For Women and Children‘
March 9, 2004, 7 min read, Download Printable Report
Authors:Patrick Fagan, Kirk Johnson and Robert Rector
Without a doubt, real fathers in intact, married families are not much of a danger to children, but stepdads, caretaker boyfriends or any other men not biologically related to the children in other family types are and constitute a large sector of those who commit murder of and mayhem against the children in the families in which both are present. Still, it would be wrong for anyone to assert or even only to suggest that single mothers constitute an overwhelming danger to children. Just as with dads, some moms are, but most moms are not a danger to their children.
Nevertheless, the graphs in the Heritage Foundation report show that murder of and mayhem against children is in no small part committed by mothers, too. Not only that.
Even if, after taking into account the dastardly men that single mothers involve themselves with, there are still plenty of dastardly moms and other women to take into account, and the following compendium comes in handy for that. It is a shining counterpiece to the Dastardly Dads website, a missing link. Take a look:
Sunday, March 5, 2017
Title: Breaking the Silence of the Lambs: Female Serial Killers & Collective Amnesia
Author: Richard Stephens
Written for A Voice for Men
Date: March 5, 2017 (1210m); (first draft: Sep. 19, 2015)
Word count: 3,979