ABC news (Law and Justice section) broke the news this morning: Clark Rockefeller has been arraigned in Baltimore, Maryland. He might have voluntarily surrendered to the police. His daughter, Reigh, whom he had kidnapped a week ago, is perfectly fine. Clark Rockefeller will be extradited in Massachusetts to face charges of felony for kidnapping, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. America can breathe.
ABC’s story does not strike by its analytical content. We get the nauseating cheesy dish of the good triumphing over evil. FBI special agent Noreen Gleason is welcome by Reigh as liberators. Harvard-educated, high powered consultant Sandra Boss can now wipe her tears. The Con Man (horror, he might not even be a true Rockefeller) is caught. Zip about his motives.
Sorry, my sympathy goes with the devil. Clark Rockefeller happened to have made the wrong choice: accepting a divorce entailing a comfortable of amount of money against supervised visits with his daughter and her change of name. She is now legally a Boss, not a Rockefeller. He loved his daughter, could not take it and kidnapped her. We fathers often make choices that prove wrong over time because the family court system strips us from our rights. We then face the alternative of being kidnappers or militant fathers claiming a justice which is denied to us.
I cannot but hope that Sandra Boss will allow little Rockefeller Boss to visit her father in prison.