To the Editors:
Janet Malcolm’s series on Michelle Malakova and what has happened to her was terrifying [NYR, November 22, December 6, and December 20, 2012]. Here is an entire social service net that should be helping this girl—and what most of them seem to be doing is following a frightening path of self-interest. Lawyers and the judge seem to be operating outside the best interest of the young girl. I hope the articles have sparked a flame of critical inquiry into the levels of the judicial systems involved.
New York City