IT'S HAPPENED AGAIN: Dad gets court-ordered visitation despite the mother's two orders of protection;dad murders son (Greece, New York)


IT'S HAPPENED AGAIN: Dad gets court-ordered visitation despite the mother's two orders of protection; dad murders son (Greece, New York)

As a former resident of western New York, I can tell you that the family court corruption and incompetence there is a serious rival to San Bernadino County, California, where there were TWO recent cases of fathers murdering their children during court-ordered visitation (additional information on those cases is posted here at Dastardly Dads).

In this case, the (still) UNNAMED DAD had court-ordered visitation with his 7-year-old son DESPITE the fact that the mother had taken out two orders of protection against the father, one of which was SUPPOSED to clear the father's home of guns. And you think these half-assed measures are going to protect a child? Let's get real. In 100% of the cases where dad is a danger to the mother, he is a real or potential danger to the children. Even if there are no documented incidences of child abuse--yet.

The Chief of Police calls the incident "traumatic." Actually, it's worse than that. This was a completely preventable crime. The courts need to stop granting visitation to violent fathers. If he's bad enough for two orders of protection to be issued to the mother, he's not safe around kids. Period. Use some common sense, people. And let's value children's safety over some loser's "rights" for once, shall we?

Hat tip to Eileen for finding this.


Father, young son found dead in apparent murder-suicide in Greece

Chad Roberts • Overnight Editor • February 13, 2010

GREECE -- Police said a 39-year-old man shot and killed his 7-year-old son and then committed suicide in a house at 491 Island Cottage Road last night.

Chief Todd Baxter of the Greece Police Department said names of the victims have not been released yet, pending identification by the Monroe County Medical Examiner's office.

Baxter said the mother of the child, who was estranged from her husband who lived at 491 Island Cottage, called 911 last evening asking police to check on the welfare of her child.

The house is located directly across Island Cottage Road from the access road leading to the Greece Police Department.

"The wife was responding to the house at the same time we were responding," Baxter said. "She was coming from another location."

When officers arrived at the address at about 7:30, they first checked the exterior of the house, then discovered the grisly scene when they looked inside.

"They peered through one of the windows and they saw an apparent gunshot victim inside the location, in the living room," Baxter said. "They immediately made entry into the house to try and secure that victim. Upon entering the house, the officers found a second victim just inside the back door of the house. That victim was also apparently dead on arrival from a gunshot wound."

Baxter said that the father picked up his son earlier Friday from the mother's residence for a scheduled visitation period. The mother had received an order of protection against her husband on Jan. 25, and at that time, weapons had been cleared from the Island Cottage Road address by police, Baxter said. A second order was issued on Feb. 8.

Baxter said that yesterday evening, the boy's mother became concerned with his welfare after speaking to the boy's father on the phone.

"She called from an area on Ridge Road," Baxter said. "She got worried about her son based on conversations she was having with the male at the house. So she was starting to respond here. While she was responding, she also called 911 and asked us to go check on the welfare of the child. The officers beat her to the scene and were just doing the preliminary check on the exterior of the house when she arrived."

Baxter, who is in his first week as chief of police in Greece after a long career with the Rochester Police Department, said the situation was a difficult one for everybody involved.

"It is very traumatic on the family, the family is extremely distraught, both sides of the family," Baxter said. "The officers are quite upset, the ones that had to go inside and see the child in that condition. It is a very traumatic situation."

Baxter said that the father had left at least one note inside the house that referred to Friday's shootings.

Baxter said the weapon used in the shootings appeared to be a shotgun.

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Kansas House Bill 2517: Domestic Violence Law Tag The “ayes” have it!


The “ayes” have it! :-)

One small step- but a step forward none the less-on behalf of DV Victims and their families in Kansas.


Kansas House Bill 2517 Passes. Domestic Violence Law

Posted in Uncategorized by angelfury on February 13th, 2010 Edit This

February 12, 2010 at the Kansas State House:

There are many amendments and definitions but House Bill 2517 Domestic Violence Law Tag -PASSED Unanimously. The law will not take effect until 2011

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February 12, 2010 KS HB 2517- Rebuttable Presumption in Custody cases of Domestic Violence

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Rep. Jan Pauls on behalf of Rep. Melony to add ‘rebuttable presumption’ in custody cases with domestic violence- to prevent ‘abusers from gaining custody’ in divorce cases.

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Brevard County: Judge John D. Moxley, Jr and Domestic Violence in Florida

Judge John D. Moxley and Domestic Violence (Brevard County, Florida)

Great post from Randi James. I bolded some of her main points, however.


Brevard County: Judge John D. Moxley, Jr and Domestic Violence in Florida

UPDATED!! 2/13

Pay Attention!

Is it coming together yet?

Remember when Paul Martikainen kidnapped his son during a supervised visitation? The child's mother had previously requested multiple orders of protection from this man. Guess who was on the record as a judge?

Before that, remember the SWAT team standoff in whichChristopher Lynch pointed a gun at his ex-wife held her and their two kids hostage? Domestic violence charges were not prosecuted. Restraining order dismissed. You won't believewhat judge was on record?

Maybe you're catching on now?

Judge's History Questioned After Stalker Murders Woman

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. -- Eyewitness News has learned the judge who refused to give 23-year-old Alissa Blanton an injunction to protect her from her 61-year-old attacker has been accused of being easy on criminals in the past.

Blanton was targeted because she was young, beautiful and kind to the man who killed her. She asked a judge for an injunction to protect her from Roger Troy (read injunction), but Brevard County Circuit Judge John Dean Moxley didn't grant it. Troy murdered Alissa Blanton Monday at an east Orange County office complex.

Eyewitness News obtained a document from the Judicial Qualifications Commission that shows Judge Moxley is under review over a complaint made last month unrelated to the Blanton case.

Moxley is accused of, among other things, making a ruling in a case without thoroughly reviewing the case file.

Moxley has been a member of the Florida Bar Association for 41 years and has been on the bench in Brevard County for 25 years. His disciplinary record with the Florida Bar and the judicial qualifications commission is clean, but the new complaint surfaced just two weeks before Blanton was gunned down as she returned from lunch with her husband at the AT&T call center near UCF.

Just days earlier, Moxley had refused to grant Blanton a petition for an emergency injunction to keep Troy away from her and her family, even though she provided nearly 70 pages of harassing emails Troy sent her (read emails). In one of the last ones, sent January 29, Troy said he had driven past her house and thought the color of it was ugly.

It is not the first time Judge Moxley has been accused of being too soft on crime.

“I like Moxley. He knows me. I got a problem, he'll take care of it,” career criminal Steven Lunn said in May 2003.

That same month, law enforcement officers told Eyewitness News it was because Judge Moxley had a history of going easy on nonviolent criminals.

In February 2003, Eyewitness News reported how Moxley had let out violent criminal Derrick Henderson, on a signature alone, just days before he was to go to prison for six years and he disappeared.

In October 2002, Eyewitness News reported how Moxley lowered an accused child molester's bond so he could get out of jail after being accused of stalking 12- and 13-year-old girls.

Judge Moxley won't talk to Eyewitness News and won't say whether he's getting any protection right now after refusing to stop Roger Troy from leaving his Cocoa Beach condo to stalk Alissa Blanton.

Judge Moxley was most recently re-elected in 2008. His next term ends in 2015, but it’s unclear if he'll seek re-election. He makes $142,000 a year.

If you're going to investigate, don't limit it to Judge John D. Moxley, Jr. Begin with him and then open up the rest of the civil/family court files. HE IS NOT THE ONLY ONE! The fact that he has a "clean record" with the Judicial Qualifications Commissions (JQC) MEANS NOTHING. Most victims no nothing about lodging a JQC complaint. And the steps involved are very specific as you must quote the specific violation from the JQC list and provide evidence. The public at large doesn't have access to previous judicial complaints that were made with no resulting "punishment." And when the JQC does dish out "punishment" it is likely to be some sort of "public reprimand" that nobody really sees or hears about (unless it involves a prostitute). What do you expect from a group that operates in relative secrecy? Foxes guarding the henhouse.

Remember, domestic violence in the State of Florida is at an all time high. The Department of Children and Families (DCF) is incompetent. And government social services organizations, in combination with the family court system, are wrought with "officials" who support biased, victim-blaming notions that continue to put women and children in danger. Report to Fail and Fail to Report. Concepts such as parental alienation refocus the crimes from the criminal back to the victim(s), absolving the criminal of any wrongdoing and placing the burden of proving innocent of false allegations, on the victim.

In another news article, Judge Lisa Munyon from the Orange County Circuit Court says,

"But when it comes right down to it, it is a piece of paper and you have to have some other mechanism to ensure that that piece of paper is obeyed."

What, exactly, should that "other mechanism" be, Judge Munyon? Should victims take the law into their own hands because of the failures of the law enforcement and judges? Are victims responsible for their own trauma and deaths? Had Alissa Blanton NOT pursued a protective order and instead purchased a gun (refuse to be a victim) and killed her stalker, she would be painted as a crazy vindictive woman who wanted to get back at someone who was flattering her. She'd be alive, but in prison.

How many must die?

Posted by silverside at 6:35 AM

Labels: child custody, CPS, custody/visitation, DV, Florida, gun violence, murder, Order of Protection, sexual abuse

How Judge Lemkau set up a murder (Victorville, California)

By DastardlyDads- How Judge Lemkau set up a murder (Victorville, California)

Want to know how a biased, incompetent judge sets the stage for the murder of a helpless infant?

Read this partial transcript from the court proceedings held on January 21, 2010 in Victorville, California.

The judge is Robert Lemkau. The plaintiff is Katie Nagle, the infant's mother, and the defendant is STEPHEN GARCIA, the infant's father (the name is misspelled as Steven below).

You almost need a calculator to keep track of how many times Judge Lemkau smears the mother as a liar.

Note that he expresses no interest in examining any of her claims or looking at any evidence she may have had. His mind is made up, and that's that.

Keep in mind that after Ms. Nagle's request for an ex parte hearing was denied, Mr. Garcia murdered their 9-month-old son during court-ordered visitation.


THE COURT: Number 2. Steven Garcia and Kathy Nagle.

MS. TAGLE: It's Katie.

THE COURT: Okay, Good morning, ma'am. I'm very concerned. You are Kathy Tagle and you're Steven Garcia?


THE COURT: And you have an ex parte request calendered for tomorrow which I am advancing to today. One of you is lying, and I'm very concerned. You already have a Family Court Services appearance on February the 2nd; is that correct?

MS. TAGLE: February 4th is our mediation date and March 3rd is our next court date that you --

THE COURT: Okay. I'm inclined to deny your ex parte request. I feel that, if you're lying to me, ma'am, there's going to be adverse consequences. Mr. Garcia claims it's total fabrication on your part, but I'm going to deny ex parte basis and you have mediation and you're back in court. All existing orders remain in full force and effect. I urge you to work out your -- you have visitation plans. I'm going to keep all existing orders in full force and effect. Yes, sir?

MR. GARCIA: I'm supposed to get by son back today at 10:000 and so far I've not seen him in two weeks or have been able to talk to him.

MS. TAGLE: The police officer --

THE COURT: I'm denying your request, ma'am. I think -- there's insufficient evidence in my mind. Mr. Garcia claims it's total fabrication on your part that this is -- but I'm going to leave all existing orders in full force and effect which means the visitation previously ordered which you agreed to, you had an agreement for visitation, which was on December the 14th; correct?


THE COURT: Okay. That's the order. That will remain in full force and effect. So he should have visitation.

MS. NAGLE: He didn't threaten to kill our son at that time, though and now he has.

THE COURT: Well, ma'am, there's a real dispute about whether that's even true or not. I'm going to deny ex parte basis. He claims this is a total fabrication on your part, that these email communications are total fabrication.

MS. NAGLE: He sent my mother a text message asking me to go the lake with him and Wyatt, and when I get home from work at 11:00 I have these e-mails saying that he's going to take his life and our son's life at the lake the next time he gets him, and if he doesn't do it that day, he will finish the job later and it says it in the story that he would kill our son with Benadryl, that he will put it in his juice bottle and kill him.

MR. GARCIA: Your Honor, I have a time line of all of the little stunts and games I'd like to show you that she's trying to keep me out of my son's life. She even brought her new boyfriend --

THE COURT: I'm going to deny it, ma'am. My suspicion is that you're lying, but I'm going to keep the custody orders in full force and effect. You're going to mediation, coming back to court. Okay. In any event your ex parte request is denied. Continue it to -- the next hearing is 3/1 and, sir, your ex parte request, I'm advancing it to today and I'm basically denying it as well, but I'm keeping all orders -- you had an agreement back in December. All orders remain in full force and effect, okay? Yes, sir.

MR. GARCIA: So it's my understanding you got my paperwork?

THE COURT: Yes, I did. I reviewed it and that's why I'm -- my supposition, ma'am, is that you're lying, but if I'm incorrect, you can always bring another ex parte motion but don't misrepresent the situation. If you're lying about this, there's going to be adverse consequences. My supposition is that you're lying. Yes, sir?

MR. GARCIA: Would you like the paperwork that I brought today?

THE COURT: Keep in in hand. In any event, so have your mediation date and come back to court. Okay. Thank you.

(Whereupon an adjournment was taken.)

Posted by silverside at 9:29 AM

Labels: California, child custody, custody/visitation, ex parte



electhosking said...

I am doing something about this!
My name is James Hosking. I am a Deputy District Attorney in San Bernardino County, and am now running for Superior Court Judge against Judge Bob Lemkau – based in part upon being outraged by his ruling that allowed this baby to be murdered by his psychotic father.

I just wanted to reach out to you, and thank you for covering this horrible story.
I can be reached at:

Thank you for your time.

February 12, 2010 6:52 PM


electhosking said...

I am doing something about this!
My name is James Hosking. I am a Deputy District Attorney in San Bernardino County, and am now running for Superior Court Judge against Judge Bob Lemkau – based in part upon being outraged by his ruling that allowed this 9 month old child to be alone with his father, who then murdered him.

I just wanted to reach out to you, and thank you for covering this horrible story. I also wanted to let you know that I would love to make myself available for an interview if you would like to write a follow-up article.
I can be reached at:


Thank you for your time.

February 12, 2010 7:06 PM

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PARENTAL ALIENTATION SYNDROME by Julie R. Ancis, Ph.D. (An Abuser’s Defense)




Julie R. Ancis, Ph.D.

Parental Alienation Syndrome, which is being proposed for inclusion in the DSM-V, has been generally defined as a child’s denigration of a parent without justification. The creation of “Parental Alienation Syndrome,” otherwise known as PAS, is partly the result of two major trends: 1) a backlash against sexual abuse survivors who disclosed the abuse and 2) an increase in the divorce rate in North America when both parents and child custody assessors became more likely to notice signs of child abuse (Caplan, 2004).

Statistics indicate that 1/4 of girls and 1/6 of boys are survivors of Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) (http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/ace/prevalence.htm). According to the World Health Organization (2006), worldwide prevalence of sexual violence involving forced intercourse and touch in children under 18 years of age is 150 million for girls and 73 million for boys and 150 million for girls. The majority of CSA perpetrators are men (Finkelhor, 1994; U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, 2010), and more mothers than fathers tend to report that their ex-spouses might be abusing their children (Bala & Schuman, 1999).

Richard Gardner (1985/87) argued that the majority of children in child custody litigation suffered from the so-called disorder of Parental Alienation Syndrome. His focus was almost exclusively on mothers as turning a child against the father, allegedly in order to get or retain custody of the child. He included denigration of the father via ‘‘programming (‘brainwashing’),” as well as the child’s own contributions to vilifying the target parent. Gardner claimed that many reports of CSA in the context of divorce cases were false allegations. In this connection, it is important to note that Bala and Schuman (1999) found that only 1.3% of mothers’ allegations of abuse by their children’s fathers were deemed by civil court judges to be intentionally false, in contrast to 21% of cases in which fathers had made such allegations against mothers. And Meier (2009) reports after reviewing the research that it is a mistaken belief that mothers’ allegations in child custody proceedings that fathers have sexually abused their children are usually false.

The use of the term PAS and variants such as “parental alienation” has been extended in recent years, so that it is applied even to cases in which a child refuses to visit the noncustodial parent, whether or not the child’s objections entail abuse allegations.

According to Gardner, “evidence” of PAS includes a parent who refuses to force the children to visit their father (even when an abuse allegation is still being investigated), or a mother’s and/or child’s hesitancy to be interviewed in the presence of the father, the latter being alleged to result from manipulation by the mother. Children’s inability or unwillingness to provide details of abuse is also used as evidence of PAS, even though that inability or unwillingness could actually be related to trauma reactions or fear of retaliation by the abuser, possibilities not acknowledged by Gardner.

Gardner’s (1998) questionable ethics and clinical judgment are reflected in (but are by no means limited to) the following: (1) he recommends joint interviews with an accused father and child in which the father directly confronts the child about the allegation, and (2) he interprets a child’s overt expression of fear of possible retaliation by the father as evidence of the child’s embarrassment about lying rather than as possibly a valid fear of a truthtelling child whose father is abusive

The construct of PAS is unscientific, composed of a group of general symptoms with no empirical basis. (It has been said that it is nothing more than a scientific-sounding way of saying that a mother is vengeful and mendacious [Caplan, 2004]). In spite of this, PAS is often used to discount allegations of abuse, particularly in custody disputes, so that the accuser’s sanity and parenting ability are questioned, and the rights of the “alienated” parent become the focus of the case, rather than the needs of the child.

Major professional bodies, including the American Psychological Association, have discredited PAS on the grounds that it is misused in domestic violence cases and that there is no scientific evidence of such a “syndrome.” The more recent APA Online document Issues and Dilemmas in Family Violence (http://www.apa.org/pi/essues.html), particularly Issue 5, describes the tendency of family courts to miminize a context of violence, falsely accusing the mother of alienation and granting custody to the father in spite of his history of violence. The National Council on Juvenile and Family Court Judge’s 2006 manual states that “parental alienation syndrome or PAS has been discredited by the scientific community” and “should therefore be ruled inadmissible” (p. 19). A number of prominent figures, including Dr. Paul J. Fink, past president of the American Psychiatric Association and president of the Leadership Council on Mental Health, Justice, and the Media, and Professor Jon R. Conte of the University of Washington Social Welfare Doctoral Faculty have also discredited PAS and its lack of scientific basis (see Bruch, 2001).

Because of the use of PAS as a tactic by many CSA perpetrators to influence decision makers and the court system, abused children have been placed in the hands of their abusers (Childress, 2006). It is estimated that “over 58,000 children a year are ordered into unsupervised contact with physically or sexually abusive parents following divorce in the United States” (http://www.leadershipcouncil.org/1/pas/1.html) and that PAS was used in a large number of these cases.

Recent arguments to include PAS in the DSM-V as a differential diagnosis of oppositional defiant disorder, or as an example of a relational disorder (e.g. Bernet, 2008), are lacking in empirical basis, provide false claims related to reliability and validity, and are potentially harmful to children and families.


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Alec Baldwin attacks photographer after release from hospital, pal blames Kim Basinger for circus (not himself-again)



Alec Baldwin attacks photographer after release from hospital, pal blames Kim Basinger for circus

Emmy-winning actor Alec Baldwin blew a gasket Thursday and attacked a photographer while police and a pack of reporters looked on with amazement.

"This guy! This guy!" the actor yelled as he burst out of a lobby and grabbed New York Post photographer Tim Wiencis by the collar. Cops immediately pulled the actor off Wiencis and hustled him back inside.

A witness said Baldwin was pacing around the lobby muttering: "They are the lowest scum of the Earth. They are the lowest scum of the Earth."

Meanwhile, an incredulous Wiencis told cops, "He just assaulted me."

No charges were filed.

Baldwin's bizarre outburst capped a day that began at 12:55 a.m., when he was rushed to Lenox Hill Hospital after his 14-year-old daughter, Ireland, dialed 911, sources said.

"I'm tired of this," Baldwin said, his daughter told the dispatcher. "I'm going to take some pills. I'm going to end this."

When cops arrived at Baldwin's pad on Central Park West, the actor told them he took an Ambien sleeping pill and had "no intention" of committing suicide, sources said.

Baldwin, who is due to emcee the Oscars on March 7, told cops he and Ireland had been arguing over the phone and that his daughter was "put up" to dial 911 by her mom, actress Kim Basinger, sources said.

Still, cops had Baldwin checked out and doctors released him after deciding he was no threat to himself, sources said.

When the "30 Rock" star returned home, he found reporters on his doorstep.

"This is another example of Kim's sickness," a buddy of Baldwin's told the Daily News. "Alec came back from the hospital and there were cameras outside his house at 2 a.m. Gee, I wonder how they found out?"

Baldwin went to work at 7 a.m., and when he came home around 5:30 p.m. the reporters were still there.

It was then that Wiencis lightly tapped Baldwin on the arm and the actor exploded, according to witnesses.

"Don't touch me!" Baldwin yelled. "I'm calling the cops!"

There was no comment from Basinger, whose divorce from Baldwin has been a Hollywood horror show that has left their daughter torn between warring parents.

Baldwin and Ireland also have had a rocky relationship, a fact that was revealed in spectacular fashion when a voice mail of the actor calling his spawn a "rude, thoughtless little pig" was leaked in 2007.


With Jonathan Lemire and George Rush

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In honor of the late Jana Mackey, a committed group of advocates have created Jana's Campaign to encourage and promote a public policy response to domestic violence.  "We believe it is our responsibility to use the story of Jana's life and the story of her death to help reduce violence against women."Jana's Campaign promotes new and effective legislation and other government action that secures safety and justice for victims of domestic violence. "It is our deep desire to play a significant role in breaking the cycle of domestic violence and be a catalyst for social change."

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We are a grassroots, community-based advocacy campaign working in the domestic violence public policy arena. Our public policy strategy and actions include partnering with other advocates and victims to encourage the development of effective state, national and international domestic violence public policy. Jana's Campaign's mission is to promote new and effective legislation and other government actions that "secures safety and justice for victims of domestic violence."

About Jana and Her Legacy

Jana Mackey was well-known throughout Kansas for her advocacy for women's rights.  She had spent years volunteering to aid victims of sexual assault and domestic violence.  She received her bachelor's degree in Women's Studies from the University of Kansas and was an active participant in KU's Commission on the Status of Women.  Jana also served as one of the youngest lobbyists at the Kansas State Capitol for the National Organization for Women.  The most unlikely of domestic violence victims, KU law student Jana Mackey was found dead in her ex-boyfriend's home on July 3, 2008.  For more about Jana please visitwww.janascampaign.org or www.1100torches.org.


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Curt and Christie testifying at the HB2517 hearingJana Mackey




Wed, 2010-02-10 17:20 | | Posted by JanasCampaign

Respect for women is not measured only by the often referred to “glass ceiling,” but measured by laws and compassion that protect them from domestic violence. The following is a column by Robert T. Stephan, Chair of Governor Mark Parkinson’s’ Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board:

    Wed, 2010-02-10 17:18 | | Posted by JanasCampaign

    On February 1st, Curt and Christie Brungardt spoke in favor of a new domestic violence law-Kansas HB2517. Their testimony was presented to the House Committee on Corrections and Juvenile Justice. 






      Wed, 2010-02-10 17:12 | | Posted by JanasCampaign

      Jana's Campaign applauds Congress for introducing the International Violence Against Women Act (IVAWA). This bill was introduced in both the House and the Senate this past week. We recommend that you contact your Representatives and Senators and ask them to support IVAWA.  http://endabuse.org/content/features/detail/1451/

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      Today they vote on Kansas HB 2517 Domestic Violence Law: If not now, then when???




      In Room 144-S at the Kansas State House from 12:00 P.M to 1:30 PM.


      So many count on this ‘1st step’ in making a ‘private-family matter’ more of a ‘public policy’ matter.

      To which it is…


      As a survivor and to those who mostly do not survive- It is far to long in allowing this to be “acceptable'” and only as public courage can we ever hope to save even just one life, one family, one child one generation… indeed our only hope for humanity.

      God speed to the Members of the house committee on corrections and juvenile justice as they each cast a vote of either ‘yeah’ or ‘nay’.

      We carry your torch Jana, and you shine very bright!!!

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      Barry Goldstein comments : Inside the Minds of Family Annihilators


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      Posted By: Antisexistdad @ 02/11/2010 9:56:46 PM

      Many of the crimes discussed in this article constitute domestic violence, but the reporters didn't think to interview domestic violence advocates and experts. The media has done a poor job of reporting on domestic violence issues in part because they don't have training in domestic violence and who are the experts.

      If they had found genuine experts, they would have learned that the crisis in the custody court system that has seen the courts send thousands of children to live with abusers is an important contributor to many of these murder suicides. Many mothers are staying with their abusers because of the danger of courts using outdated and discredited practices that result in separating safe, protective mothers from their children.

      These mothers would rather risk their safety in order to be close to her children to try to protect them. Some don't survive this decision. At the same time the common problem of courts colluding with abusers and supporting them based on the belief children do better with both parents in their lives (this is true unless one of the parents is an abuser) encourages abusive men's sense of entitlement and thus places the lives of women and children at risk. In order to avoid the mistakes in this article, I hope the media will make it a standard practice to contact the NCADV and other similar domestic violence agencies to make sure they speak with genuine domestic violence experts before repeating misinformation.

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      Dad gets 15 years for shaking 3-month-old son (East Naples, Florida)


      I post at least one article on some pukehead father shaking the baby probably every day. But since we were just discussing the Spanish mom who got 15 years for custodial interference, notice by contrast what this daddy got away with, also for 15 years in prison. He shook a 3-month-old baby hard enough to induce a seizure and cause foaming at the mouth. The baby developed a subdural hemorrhage in the brain. It is not known whether the effects of the injury will have a permanent effect on the baby's vision and brain functioning. Dad showed no remorse at court either. Hmm. Double standard?

      Dad gets 15 year for shaking 3-month-old son (East Naples, Florida)

      Dad JUSTIN COLLIBEE did the role reversal thing with the mom. Since he worked nights as a bartender, he watched the baby during the day. But he obviously wasn't cut out for the role reversal thing, as he has been convicted of shaking his 3-month-old son bad enough for the baby to foam at the mouth and have a seizure. Seems the baby had developed a subdural hematoma, and it isn't clear whether the baby's vision problems or the effects of the brain injuries are permanent. And Daddy apparently shows no remorse either.

      But damn, if the usual gaggle of clueless enablers didn't show up at court. Daddy's really a "good man," you know. He'd "never hurt" that baby.



      East Naples man receives 15 years behind bars in shaken baby case


      Posted February 11, 2010 at 7:54 p.m.

      NAPLES — A 31-year-old East Naples man was sent to prison Thursday for 15 years after a judge said neither he nor jurors believed he didn’t cause his baby’s injuries and seizure.

      Collier Circuit Judge Fred Hardt told Justin Collibee evidence showed he was the only at home April 26, 2007, when his 3-month-old boy began foaming at the mouth and had a seizure, which hospital doctors attributed to intense shaking.

      “The court is satisfied that Mr. Collibee did this and he has not shown any remorse,” Hardt said before imposing the sentence, more than double the lowest permissible term he could impose.

      After a December trial, a jury convicted Collibee of aggravated child abuse with great harm, permanent disability or disfigurement, a first-degree felony punishable by up to 30 years in a state prison. Collibee, who had been free on bond, was immediately held in jail pending sentencing.

      Sentencing guidelines, which took into account his lack of a criminal record and the baby’s injuries, recommended 61⁄2 years as the lowest term, while Assistant State Attorney Steve Maresca pushed for 18 years, followed by five years of probation.

      “The reason I came up with 18 years is the child will then be an adult and be able to protect himself,” Maresca explained, contending the baby would have died if Collier Sheriff’s Cpl. Brian Wiedel hadn’t arrived quickly and performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation. “... (Collibee) needs to be punished.”

      Maresca contended Collibee moved on with his life after the boy’s mother, Michelle Murphy, moved to Massachusetts, finding a new girlfriend and leaving Murphy to care for his son.

      Defense attorney Joshua Faett, who represented Collibee at trial with attorney Rexford Darrow, didn’t specify any term. But he reminded the judge his expert — neurosurgeon Dr. Ronald Uscinski, who testifies nationally in baby shaking cases — testified the boy could have suffered from a pre-existing birth injury that was aggravated that day, possibly from something as minor as the baby grunting during a bodily function.

      But Hardt also dismissed the expert’s testimony, saying, “The jury didn’t believe him and the court didn’t believe him either.”

      Collibee apologized, but said he didn’t “knowingly” do anything that could have hurt his son.

      “I’m very sorry for this whole situation,” Collibee said, adding that it has affected his life and caused many people problems. “I’m a good person. I just want you to know that.”

      His mother, a church elder, new girlfriend’s father, and a friend also testified, urging leniency and calling him a good man.

      “He was very excited and wanted to marry her and raise a family,” Susan Collibee said of her son learning his girlfriend, Michelle Murphy, was pregnant. “... My son would never, ever, ever hurt that beautiful boy. He loved that baby with all of his heart and his mind.”

      Maresca read a letter from the boy’s mother, who has since left the state, and contends she is her son’s sole means of financial support.

      “He is the sunshine of my life,” her letter said, thanking Wiedel for saving his life and noting that the toddler is doing very well.

      Faett disputed that Collibee wasn’t paying child support, saying he was hospitalized for liver inflammation and lost his job, so he couldn’t pay for a while. He began paying again, but had to stop to pay for the expert to testify at his trial.

      The judge reserved a decision on restitution after Maresca said it’s too soon to tell if the boy’s injuries permanently affected his vision or brain because he’s only 3 years old now.

      Collibee, a bartender, took care of his son during the day and on April 26, 2007, the baby’s mother fed the baby at 4:30 a.m. and left for work at 6:15 a.m. At 9:30 a.m., she called Collibee to check on the baby, who was fine.

      But he called her at 10:30 a.m. to say the baby was having a seizure while in his swing, which was malfunctioning. She told him to call 911.

      Wiedel arrived, got the baby breathing and he was taken by ambulance to a local hospital, where a CAT scan showed bleeding due to a subdural hematoma. He was airlifted to Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital in Hollywood, Fla., where doctors determined it was an acute subdural hematoma, meaning it was fresh and caused by non-accidental head trauma. Doctors determined there was an acceleration and deceleration as the brain was shaken, causing veins to break — consistent with shaken-baby syndrome.

      Both Collibee and Murphy failed polygraph exams at the Sheriff’s Office and Collibee was arrested five months later. Murphy initially stood by him until he stopped paying child support. She testified against him at trial.

      After sentencing, Faett said he planned to appeal the conviction and sentence. He denied there were any orbital fractures, as the judge believed, only retinal hemorrhaging that could have been caused by a prior injury and brain swelling.

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