How To Start Cleaning-Up Texas Family Court Judges


If you were a corrupt judge, would you want your misdeeds aired on YouTube minutes after you behaved badly or even criminally while on the bench? That is why judges Texas are fighting against being forced to have audio video recording in their courtroom that is available to anyone who asks.

Texas has no audio-video transcription of court proceedings. Yet, Texas has one of the highest felony conviction rates of judges in the U.S. And there is a real problem, throughout the U.S. It has become so common that there is a name for it, The Black Robe Disease.

And little is being done by the mechanisms set up to keep judges ethical and lawful. A prime example is how Judge William Adams was allowed to return to the bench after his disabled daughter posted a video online.

Three years later at his next election the voters booted William Adams out, but in the three years remaining on his term, he worked hard at retaliating against the man who defeated him in the election and he used the Texas Bar to retaliate against other attorneys who had been working to rid our citizens of the parasite judge.

Court Transcripts are often as false as a hookers claim of virginity. And the lies will always be in favor of making the judge look good.

Most judges appoint their own bailiffs and court reporters. Their choices are often more personal and political than for efficiency of court business, unless you consider the rogue judges consider court proceedings to be their personal self-aggrandizing and enrichment. Rarely do the court personnel report bad judges, the work is too lucrative in these hard times.

This brings us to the real problem of falsified records of court proceedings.

Court reporters lucrative jobs are basically political appointments by the judge for whom they work. Court Transcripts are routinely and regularly edited by the court reporters and often at the judge’s direct instruction to change the transcript to fit the judge’s personal and political needs and wants. The court reporter is a bigger player in the courtroom than anyone outside of the judge in whether or not there is any semblance of due process and a fair chance at appeal. And that has been subverted for decades in Texas.

Court reporters are paid county salaries of between $60,000 and $85,000 a year and are provided their equipment, supplies, and offices at county expense, however the transcripts they make on county time, in the courthouse, with county supplies is considered by the court to be the court reporters personal property and the transcripts the court reporter sells to the litigants and others, again, using county supplies to print work done completely at county expense for personal profit. This can double or triple the income for a court reporter over their county salary. What are the pressures the judge can apply to a reticent court reporter who is making $120 thousand to $300 thousand a year with no overhead and most of it on a cash basis.

Tell me how much you would trust the court reporter to provide a transcript of a judge threatening to murder a litigant, from the bench. Or, telling a desperate parent the someone else’s molestation of the parent’s two year old child was ‘OK and just people being people’. I don’t know who they hang out with to have them believe that child molestation is somehow ‘OK’ by OK people.

Texas judges were being convicted of felonies, through 2013, at rates of two to ten times the rate of the rest of the citizens of Texas. We have been seeing felony convictions at rates of several per hundred judges whereas in a given year in the general public we see about 4 to 6 per thousand. Those judges who were successfully prosecuted were the most blatant of offenders who were caught.

Invariably, most of those convicted judges’ worst and most criminal acts were on the bench. Most stayed on their bench for prolonged periods after the allegations came to light, continuing to lash out at the community and individuals that was attempting to get rid of them. The many escapades of the Texas Judges, William Adams, Henry Schuble, Bobby Galvan and others in a small central Texas Gulf Coast area speak volumes about the lackadaisical attitude of monitoring agencies and other judges ignoring and allowing out of control judiciary to terrorize and destroy many in the community for the fun, profit, and perversions of the corrupt ones.

If a crooked judge is allowed to stay in office by other judges, which judges are worse, the ones acting criminally towards the public, or those allowing it? Shouldn’t we remove those judges made culpable by their own silence in a community?

When there is video of court hearings available to all immediately after the court is adjourned, the removal of judges can be swift. When there is no video it is difficult to quickly remove, or even prove these judges are the criminals their actions belie.

With mandatory 24-7 audio-video (AV) recording of courts we can help protect our courts and our rights from abuses.

These are the people who are making rulings about the lives of our children, our homes, and our futures.

In 2004, the front page of the Corpus Christi Caller-Times had an article about a 2003 Texas survey by the judiciary on the public’s opinion of the judiciary. As it turned out 85% of Texans believed that judges made their rulings based on money, sex, friendship, family, or politics over facts and law. Is your opinion of our courts any different.

There are any number of national surveys and organizations that have pointed out the abuses of the criminals, sociopaths, and tyrants on our courts’ benches. Isn’t it time we began to hold them accountable for their crimes against men, women, children, and even humanity, itself?

Power corrupts, Power without accountability corrupts completely. Our courts have slowly developed for themselves and others within government the old concept of Sovereign Immunity. It is the concept that the King is immune from the laws since he makes the laws. Let that sink in for a minute and then watch these two videos. Keep in mind, I have, personally, seen worse, in open court, including a judge threatening to send a man to jail so the judge could have a lifer murder him in exchange for the lifer getting a prison cell near his family. I have watched judges laugh at children being molested. I have watched judges openly state they are knowingly violating an individual’s Constitutional Rights, and more. Those who have ever spent much time in court will agree, our judges have become ‘Blacked Robed Tyrants’ as I heard the president of an attorney’s association testify before The Texas Sunset Commission when it was reviewing the Judicial Conduct Commission and its failures to rein in the bad judges in Texas.

Without Video, who would have moved forward on this to quickly rid our courts of these men and women infected with the ‘Black Robe Disease’?

Even with video, the power mad sociopaths who inhabit our courts all too frequently, will still hurt and harm. But at least we will have a way to rapidly address and remove judges without it taking years and finally an election.

Not even sexual predation is outside the scope of abuse in court, and family courts are the worst.

The problem is more complex than can be cured by the simple installation and maintenance of cameras in our courts, we must also address the issues of out of control Sovereign immunity. However, AV recording of all hearings or those hearings without AV of both the courtroom and judge available, unedited are void, would quickly begin the process of cleaning up the tyranny of bad and even evil judges. Best of all, it allows the public to see, as with Judge William Adams beating of his disabled child, and take the needed action at the polls if the judicial monitoring agencies fail to protect the public, again, Judge Adams is a great example of that ‘turning a blind eye’ towards the evil of one of their own over the public’s right to fair and SANE judges.

Texas Family Judge Marching Orders


Domestic violence is criminal conduct. It is the result of a conscious choice made by one party to an intimate relationship (statistically, that party is usually male)” Hon. Diane Kiesel, Preface to Domestic Violence: Law, Policy, and Practice
Diane Kiesel

For Texas Fathers, forget all the family code and Constitutional arguments.  Here are the marching orders for judges. It is the new guidelines published on a stand alone basis. The hidden rules for judges is openly biased against men, it states this in the preface using false and a vague reference to ‘statistics’ as support for the misandry in the statement. The current peer reviewed work has shown that women are at least as culpable and violent as men in all forms of DV, but most especially they are the prime actors and participants in DV abuse of children.

These Family Law hidden rules were previously hidden in desk reference book for judges handling family law titled the Texas Bench Book.  That book of guidelines, for nearly all issues a judge would most likely experience in court, is only 442 pages. The Bench Book was bad enough against men. However the DV Bench Book turns judges against men before the case is ever heard using false and unsubstantiated vague ‘statistics’ reference by a known biased judge. The new book is extreme ex parte to the point of being openly and commercially evil.

The new book is paid for with VAWA funds. I will provide support for this statement further down this blog post.

aaa Angry Judge

To repeat myself for emphasis, this stand alone book of DV marching orders for judges in handling family cases even states its bias against men in the opening statements in the preface.

“Domestic violence is criminal conduct. It is the result of a conscious choice made by one party to an intimate relationship (statistically, that party is usually male)”

This is openly declared misandry.

In that original Texas Bench Book and the newly published 1033 page Texas Domestic Violence Bench Book are these hidden rules that are used to ambush and surprise fathers in the middle of protecting children from maternal abuse.  Have no hesitation, Domestic Violence is, also, maternal abuse of children. 

In the Texas Domestic Violence Bench Book you will find why hearing go so wrong in the face of evidence and even admissions by women of crimes against men and children. It will give you insight into the open hostility of judges to even decent fathers. The preface defines who the victims are (women) and who the perpetrators nearly always are (men). It is right down the NY radfem policy guidelines.
A Angry Judge

It only gets worse from there.  The above statement defines males as the ones with all the ‘dangerous’ qualities and women with none of them (except in the rare cases where a judge can not shift blame to a man).

We, now, have access to this codex of crime against fathers and children by the courts.  This codex of judicial crime against men and children can be found in The Texas Family Violence Bench Book.

 

These bench books for Texas Judges can be googled and found with the simple word clouds “Texas Bench Book” and “Texas Domestic Violence Bench Book”.

Every state will have a similar book. These books on Family Law with the hidden rules for judges decisions are created with special VAWA grants provided through the DOJ as is stated in the first paragraph of an opening letter from the Texas Chief Supreme Court Justice, Wallace B. Jefferson at the very front of the Texas Family Law Bench Book.

The Hon. Diane Kiesel is known as an extremely biased judge. Why would it surprise anyone that a quote is taken from a Municipal Court Judge in NYC as a statement of great import in the preface to the most important text to your children in the State of Texas.

Here is a quote on the opinion of Diane Kiesel:
“Kiesel is so openly pro prosecution, so astonishingly biased, and so relentlessly nasty that even assistant district attorneys quietly acknowledge it – and they use it, steering almost all of their cases before her toward bench rather than jury trials. When confronted by a touch case, or a recalcitrant witness, they simply “reduce the case.” That is, they cleanly and tactically lower the charges from class A misdemeanors to class B misdemeanors, depriving the defendant of a jury trial but not the possibility of a jail sentence.

Source: David Feige. Indefensible: One Lawyer’s Journey into the Inferno of American Justice. New York: Little, Brown, and Company. 2006. Excerpted from Chapter 10. Reprinted with permission.” The full article can be found here.

Here are additional Bench Books that are relevant to fathers and their battles with family courts:

http://texaschildrenscommission.gov/media/16497/BenchBook.pdf This bench book was made publically accessible on Dec. 20, 2013.

The Child Abusing Judge Adams I Know


Judge William Adams of Rockport, Texas ruled that a homicidal, hallucinatory, psychotic, heavily medicated, suicidal person with whom the child is left with for prolonged periods by the father is not relevant to safety or Best Interest of the Child. I sat in the courtroom and watched this travesty transpire. All present, including the judge’s own staff seemed shocked and taken aback by this bizarre ruling. Is this the real meaning of Best Interest of the Child? Is this how jaded and immune our courts and media have become where real danger is minimized and false allegations lionized?

The visible arrogance of Judge Adams was comparable to the arrogance of the Medieval Italian Prince to whom Machiavelli was writing in the book by the same name, “The Prince”. The judge was exercising raw, unbridled power for which he has nearly absolute immunity. This is the life of a false sex allegation. Just ask Jennifer Mata in Rockport, Texas what it is like to be the target of a conspiracy to falsely accuse

I was in the courtroom that day.   I testified at that hearing.   I watched Judge Adams turn a child over to a woman diagnosed and regularly hospitalized by the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation as a threat to the general public.   Judge Adams stated that one of the parents promise to leave this child with if they gained  custody, that parent was represented by a cohort of the judge’s personal attorney, William Dudley of Corpus Christi, Texas.    

William Dudley is helping the judge go for custody of another and much younger daughter than the one he beat in the recent viral video.

I was present in the courtroom when Judge Adams stated  that the child’s daycare provider of one of the parents, who claimed they would continue with this daycare,  being diagnosed as sometimes psychotic, hallucinatory, homicidal, suicidal, and drugged beyond the point of being able to drive was irrelevent to the custody issue.

That hearing was a year ago.   Since then the boy, now 7, has continued to be left the majority of the time with this dangerous daycare provider.   CPS has done nothing.

Neighbors of the psychotic woman video taped the young boy on his bicycle in the road in front of the psychotic’s home.  The road is the road to the Corpus Christi dump.  Heavy trucks race up and down the road continually.  The road is narrow with deep ditches on each side.   Texas CPS has refused to act on this neglect and criminal endangerment of this child.

This is a case where I testified to the pattern of false allegations by a set of independent attorneys who claim to be unofficial partners in abuse of parents in family court, a 6 year old child, boy referenced above, made an outcry to his mother that his father, his father’s adult, police sergeant uncle, his father’s attorney, a judge in this case, and the attorney for the father’s attorney met at the child’s favorite local restaurant and was told by the judge and others to lie and say his mother had touched him sexually and that he had watched his mother and her attorney have sex in bed.  The boy refused and then told his mother when he saw her next.

I have a copy of the boy’s recorded testimony to this restaurant meeting.   It is an audiovideo recording I will post when we have redacted the visible portions of the boys face and his name.

The mother’s attorney, Mr. David Sibley, interviewed the owner of the restaurant and received a copy of the ticket for the specific large group table the child stated the party had sat. The correct number of adults and one child was shown on the ticket. The two waiters who attended the table both knew the father and son but not the others. The two waiters confirmed, one with courtroom testimony and the other in a sworn affidavit, the father, son, and others dressed in business attire were at the table at the time the child indicated.

The child further stated the police officer relative drove the judge to child’s aunt’s house, where the other adults went as well. The child said the efforts to get the child to make false allegations by the adults continued at the Aunt’s house.

The young child stated the police officer later drove the judge, whom the child had met in a court appearance, back to the judge’s home in the officer’s patrol car.

Mr. Sibley subpoenaed the GPS records for the official patrol car the child stated the police officer was driving. The GPS records for that car were provided with a fifteen hour gap in the records for that car. The gap corresponds with the time the child stated the meeting was held. The GPS readings stopped at a location far removed from where they resumed almost exactly 15 hours later.

The child was taken to a well experienced pediatric psychologist who discussed the child’s statements with the child and found no cause to disbelieve the child.

The judge and others have refused to deny, on the record that there was a meeting at that restaurant on that date and time.

Police are not investigating this effort to influence a witness to make false allegations. The police are not investigating the use of a police sergeant and his vehicle in the crime of attempting to influence and intimidate a witness to falsely accuse his own mother of sex crimes. The media won’t touch it. And the three Bitchhood spin miesters claim no one is harmed by false allegations. This has been common fare for the past 20 + years in falsely accusing men.

Now for the Piece de resistance, the father states the mother is a good mother but the father wants the aunt, who participated in part of the effort to intimidate the child into making a false outcry against his mother, to be his son’s new mother now that the father and mother are divorced.

The aunt has a history of treatment by Texas State Mental Health and Mental Retardation psychiatrists for being homicidal, hallucinatory, occasionally psychotic, suicidal, suffering from Major Depressive disorder and extremely heavily medicated to control the mental issues. Or at least she is heavily medicated when she takes her prescriptions. The aunt is in denial that she has mental issues and was falsely denying, under oath, that she had been repeatedly hospitalized for her mental illnesses by the State to protect her and others.

How can it be explained away when  The Honorable William Adams of Aransas County, Texas, ruled that the medical condition and records of the father’s preferred care provider, the homocidal, hallucinating and sometimes psychotic caregiverfor his son and the father’s preferred new mother for the child, should he gain custody is not relevant. The judge had only moments before heard the father state that irrespective of medical records, he would ignore the diagnosis and continue to leave his son with this homicidal psychotic.

Gendercide – Feminism Run Amok


MSNBC did an article on the evening news about suicide in the Army.

In the month on which the MSNBC article addressed,  the Army lost more men to suicide than combat in both current wars. They even mentioned, relational issues, a couple of times. They glossed over the fact that family law abuses from paternity fraud to stolen children are the causes of the majority. The article dealt with increased psychological and social work help. Social workers, if typical of most, are part of the problem.

In Texas the ethics statutes allow social workers unprecedented liberty for the “professional use of self” in diagnostics, counseling, and treatment. That is a definition of prostitution.

That clause is used to negate extreme abuse of individuals, usually men, by social workers, a feminist field force. The profession of social work is the science of social engineering. It is the frustration of individual and even societal self determination of destiny. The assumption is construction of either or both uber-kind or arbeitssklaves. It is as abhorrent as genetic engineering. Once social workers become involved in a family the documentation with agenda begins

The implication of MSNBC’s article is that the troops were staying away from the female and most probably feminist social engineers. Providing more social workers for these soldiers is putting gasoline on the fire.

Well, I rant. We are killing our own military faster with feminism than with all of our supposed enemies in combat are accomplishing. We are killing our best and most committed fathers, driving them to self-destruction as the pain and grief becomes too great and hope vanishes.

It took me 5 years of looking before I found the data on men and suicide in the U.S. I discovered it after an article by a medical doctor in Washington State was emailed to me and I contacted him about his figures. He gave me the number of the office at the CDC where he obtained this data. I had been in contact by phone and email at different times with this same office where my requests were met with statements that no one kept info on men’s suicides and causes because there was not commonly accepted reporting protocol consistent among all states.

With the good doctor’s info at hand, I called his contact at that CDC office and was told they did indeed keep the data and much of it, numbers only, was at the website for the American Association of Suicidology.

This association offers grants for study on and gender assistance for women who are 1/4 to 1/5th of the victims of suicide. They offer similar grants for study and assistance on the suicide of youths. Almost nothing is provided for men in the way of assistance or study.

Their website is http://www.suicidology.org .

The CDC contact began to admit that the primary motivation or triggering factor in the suicide of men was loss of family and children and the majority had ongoing family law legal activity at the time of their deaths.

I passed the numbers and references on to Stephen Baskerville and others. Media Radar was included and picked up on this as well to a certain extent.

I had been seeing so many young men in their 20’s through 40’s committing suicide as reported in the local newspapers until HIPAA, HEALTH INSURANCE PORTABILITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY ACT OF 1996, put a lid on public access to information on death under the guise of protecting from identity theft.

The frequency and number of young men committing suicide is what started me on this quest. I was seeing more young men’s obituaries in the newspapers than at the height of the Vietnam War. We lost 50,000 of our best young men in that war. Having spent 6 years in the Marines and having walked the edge myself on occasion in the early days of my divorce with the abuse and loss of access of my child, I empathize strongly.

In my community of Corpus Christi, there is a tall bridge over the harbor. I have known of up to three jumps in a single week. Exactly half of the judges who hear family law matters in Corpus have office windows overlooking this bridge of death. All of the men of whom I have heard jumped, were involved in family law child custody, divorce, and child support litigation. All had lost children and more. Yet these same judges continue their same work at destroying men and their families in the name of a social experiment. I wonder if any of the judges, looking out their window, have actually watched a man jump to his death. I wonder if he was one of the cases before that judge?

And this is only the direct death count of recognized suicide. Blacks have been subjected to this social experiment since the Great Society programs. The mortality of Black men, which was in the range of other demographics at the time of this programs start is now down to about 48 years of age. Their early deaths are from self destructive acts not called suicide, drugs, alcohol, violence, and risky sex are the most common. This is 30 years below that of the men of all other races. This was accomplished in less than 30 years. In twenty years the rest of our men will be at or close to the same thing.

Now, we are talking tens of millions of men murdered by feminism, already, with possibly a hundred million more meeting early and unnecessary deaths within the next two decades.

It is all in plain sight. I provide the evidence and the consequences are clear.
And, everyone, our movement, major media, Congress, is totally silent on this mass murder, this gendercide of our men.

Personally, I am filled with rage that.

Judge Henry Schuble who was the most abusive of all of the abusive judges in my own case, died on the Sunday before Christmas, 2008. His legacy of action is still creating problems and dangers for my child and me. What he has done will leave indelible marks on my child’s future and possibly through to her children. Feminism and its influence on our legislatures, courts, and culture will continue to destroy lives for generations to come. He boasted that in his nearly 40 years on the bench, he had given custody of a child to a man only once.

Fold-up Men and Quisling Fathers


Vidkun Quisling
Nazi Collaborator and
Traitor to Norway

A fellow activist sent me an article I found particularly poignant on the issue of children losing loving, protective fathers to out of control PC courts.   I couldn’t stop myself from responding (obviously I have issues with OCD but that is for another blog at a later date)

Subject: Re: [MichDads] Mandatory joint custody | A Family Court judge’s view
Darrick,

Thank you for the post.  Another thought on this same article to which you link; the statistics of men folding easily, points to the reason for the increased power of the feminist family law courts.  For each one of those men who listened to the feminist oriented attorneys with their threats of what the judge will do if the man actually fights for his children; for each one who abdicated his children for the sake of temporary peace and security, those men have made it ten times, no a hundred times harder and more expensive for those of us who will fight for our children’s safety and well being.

These men who fight know that their children are in harms way and are willing to do what matters.  The Quislings just set up the good men for a hard fall.

The children of the ‘fold-up’ men will become just some more of the children of single-mom statistics.  Just a few of those statistics:

95% of all men in prison in 1995, 100% of all women in prison in Texas  and the total volume of single mother raised men in prison has only grown in the years since.

80 – 95% of all rapists and child sex offenders (including the one who molested my 2 year old daughter),

the vast majority of prostitutes, drug addicts, etc…..

We have all seen women and children who need protection from evil men.  But we have seen even greater numbers of fathers and their children who receive no protection from evil women and self-serving attorneys, judges, and other officials.  The women who really need it have assistance.  The men and children just get more abuse from the system.  We see the general incapacity of single mothers to raise good citizens.  It has become axiomatic when we apply the law of large numbers.

It is not just the feminists who are destroying our children and country, it is those men who will give up liberty and rights for themselves and their children for the appearance of a little peace and security.  Those men more often than not end up with nothing, no children, no liberty, and no security.  And, many men innocent of everything except fighting for the rights of their children and themselves end up in jail as a result of the myriad of entraping laws men allow to stand against other men.

Harpy Feminists and Pathetic Papas, like the Nazis and their sympathizers, would justify supporting a system that destroys us all.

If those ‘fold-up’ men did not even stand up for their own children, why do we expect them to stand up for anything.   More innocent children and men will have to be destroyed and even murdered  (several researchers claim up to 30,000 men a year commit suicide as a result of the family law abuse and loss of their children) by this evil agenda of man hate before men realize they do not have to be led to slaughter like cattle.  They can dig in and fight.

If even 10 percent of the men who go to divorce court fought with all their resources and commitment with a willingness to be impoverished (temporary), jailed (temporary), and ridiculed (by those living in glass houses), the whole system would collapse.  As it is, we have a nearly 100% ‘fold-up rate’ within the first year, even with those who start out trying to protect their children in bad situations.

I know of a single man who has in his case had sanctioned an attorney, a court reporter, a judge removed from the case and the bench, a social worker sanctioned, and more.  He has fought 9 judges to a standstill in his case. He has accomplished even more. I have seen the documentation and sat in the court in that case.  He has done some of this pro se when he has been impoverished.  He was just a quiet little man with no big bank account and no big connections, but he loved his child with all his heart.  His ex-wife had even testified to her own severe abuse and endangerment of their child and was allowed to get and keep custody.  He never stopped.

I know of a man who dedicated his life, even though his children are essentially lost to him, to educating the public of this evil. and working to make legislative  and judicial changes.  He has set up and maintained his own tv programming out of his own middle class income and now reaches up to 40 million homes a month.

I know of another man who has repeatedly put together national class action law suits filed in every state, simultaneously.

There are many who have become journalists, authors, and attorneys just to fight this evil. But they are so few in number.  The numbers are growing.  The shame is that so many fold-up, sit on their asses, and cry in their beer.

These committed men are not men with money, major degrees, or family power connections, these were just a few good men, they could have been your neighbor or the guy who used to be little quiet kid who never talked in class.   They were simply men who will not abandon their children to the people who will destroy their children.  They are men who will commit.

How could a system stand in the face of those men, if only 10%, or even 5% would say,

“Here I stand and I will take on all comers, large or small, for the sake of my children, at all costs to myself.  I will stand and support others in their stand.”

Our evil and corrupt system could not stand up even in the face of 1% of the fathers who are ground up in the system in only one month.  In my county there are hundreds of divorces each month.  If ten fathers committed their lives to fighting this evil and working with others to help other fathers and their children, we would have no corrupt official in office in under two years.

How many men would rather have a beer and watch a ball game than fill out a complaint form on a judge, attorney, ad litem, case worker, etc…. and then actually put a stamp on it and mail it?   How many will even write a letter or email opposing new draconion legislation that is anti-father and child destructive?   Too damned few.  Most are too damn  scared.  I say to them, you deserve more abuse than you get and your children deserve a real father not you.

Nearly every single man who has been in family law court within the past two years has at least one legitimate grievance against a corrupt official, attorney, judge, or other professional, they can document and file in their own case.  Every one reading this can go sit in on someone else’s case and document abuses with affidavits to help that other person file complaints.  Your silence is evidence against your love for your children.  The corrupt individuals have become so secure and arrogant in their criminality they no longer even bother to attempt to hide their crimes and abuses.  They are easy to document and knock down, lawfully.

To those of you who do act in their own cases and to the even fewer who will stand up for others in their cases,  you are truly heros of national proportions and I thank you for what you have done to keep things from being even worse on my child and me.

Very sincerely,

Stan Rains

Darrick Scott-Farnsworth <darricksf@achildsright.net> wrote:

From Traverse City , MI Attorney Jeanne Hannah:I had the distinct pleasure to meet Judge Jon Van Allsburg of Grand Haven, Michigan at the recent 6th Annual Family Law Institute in Plymouth , Michigan . Judge Van Allsburg had emailed an extremely informative post to the State Bar of Michigan’s Family Law Listserv on October 12th about the proposed HB 4564 dealing with a “presumption” of joint custody. I asked Judge Van Allsburg if I could share his message with the folks who read Updates in Michigan Family Law and he graciously agreed. I appreciate Judge Van Allsburg’s contribution and his wisdom. The following is Judge Van Allsburg’s message:


http://jeannehannah .typepad. com/blog_ jeanne_hannah_ traver/2007/ 11/mandatory- joint.html

Once you read the Judge¢s logic think about how it is that every FOC and Family Court judge has the ability to determine what¢s in the Best Interest of Our Children but they all seem to do it a little different? If the BIC evaluation system of assigning custody is so important then why is it not required in all cases even when parents agree to their own arraignment? Why is it that almost all cases have a custody evaluation initiated and most have one completed prior to their being a settlement on custody if most parents readily agree to have sole mother custody?

Visitation Center Dracula


 

(First published in Fathermag.com, August 2000) 

by Stan Rains

Federal funding for supervised visitation programs is supposed to be based on substantiated child abuse, not some crap about “best interests of the child.” Federal law 42 U.S.C. 2000 h-7 and 2000(d)(2) holds that if a state receives federal funding for any program, it waives sovereign immunity to be sued if it discriminates and violates the Equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. –Bruce Eden, Divorce Reform Coalition of NJ.

If false sex abuse allegations are the “atomic bomb” of custody battles, then supervised visitation is the Dracula. For a father to visit his children at a supervised visitation center in my part of the world, it can cost upward of $300. or more a month. The money is a major drain, but the worst blood letting is the formalized Parental Alienation efforts of the visitation centers.

Falling under the maxim that “power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely,” visitation centers subject their “client children” and “visiting” parents to a gamut of demeaning and disruptive bites to the jugular vein. Children are acutely aware of the ever present, note taking case workers and of the cameras located every 10 feet along the walls.

I have seen a parent and child cling to one another and stare back at the narrow eyed, stern visages of several caseworkers studying this parent and child clinging to one another in terror and desperation. They reminded me of two neurotic and traumatized research monkeys reacting to the observations of white frocked researchers, conditioned to the fact that these white coated observers had the power to inflict pain, anguish and even death. With this parent child pair, their desperate, mutual clinging to one another seemed to be viewed negatively by the case workers. The parent and child have not been back to the center since. Was that the death of a parent/child relationship? What crime did that child commit to be subjected to such cruel torture?

Visitation Centers often contract out with State Child Welfare Agencies. These agencies are concerned with creating cases for the Fed’s bounty money on child abuse cases ‘created’ in each state. Child Welfare Supervisors receive pay proportionate to the number of case workers beneath them. The number of case workers for an area are determined by the number of cases ‘created.’ Child Welfare agencies are known to work with the contractors who assist in validating ‘created’ cases and who can create new cases. That is a major cause of the intrusive scrutiny at the visitation centers. Are these contract centers concerned with the children or the funding? Money and power have an odd affect on many people.

The demeaning of the “visiting” parent is readily visible from the minute that a person enters the “secured facility” with armed guards, officious case workers with their clipboards and arrogant, domineering managers with business backgrounds–not child development, psychology, or even social work training. The child’s impression is that all of these authority figures see Daddy as a serious and dangerous threat. The only time a child sees this type of security is on TV showing prisons filled with bad people. It leaves a child with an impression that their love for Daddy is dangerous and bad, and so is Daddy. And to take it a step further into reality, the natural progression of a child’s self worth is that if “Daddy is bad and I love Daddy, then I am Bad”. And they wonder why children of “throw away” dads are prone to so many destructive behaviors.

The center’s management sets rules to ‘train’ parents in proper parenting time at the visitation center. This forced, but very unofficial parent training, is based on a business manager’s personal experience and idealism, not on the recommendations of any professional knowledgeable in parent/child needs or interactions. The intrusion cuts into the spontaneity and naturalness of a parent/child interaction.

An even greater stressor on the parent/child interaction is the knowledge that a poor review by a case worker, who has no formal training, essentially puts the case worker in the position of complainant, witness, prosecutor, judge, jury, and executioner of the ability of a parent and child to see each other. Caseworkers, often young, childless, and generally with little or no formal education, correct parents and children alike, openly, for all to hear with their corrections based on personal bias, unresolved issues and idealism. Caseworkers who dislike a parent will let everyone in the facility know by broadcasting through glares, tone, stance, and attitude. Children are very attuned to these things especially from authority figures. Many times the case workers disapproval is rooted in other than professional reasons–appearance and social skills seems to be a major factor.

Intense note taking by the case workers is done to develop negative issues, no matter whether the issues are grounded in reality. These notes are cumulative. So is the effect.

Judges use visitation centers to avoid responsibility. Judges and attorneys use visitation centers to ameliorate their guilt at taking a child’s daddy away from the child. Judges, attorneys and Child Welfare use visitation centers to validate their personal agendas more often than the centers are used for the best interest of a child. The child is the last factor of the equation.

How long can a parent or child withstand this steady, relational bloodletting to maintain any kind of healthy relationship? Brad Ingram wrote of his concern that children may loose interest under such pressure and end up with memories of rubber stamp visits instead of a childhood of meaningful memories and experiences with Dad. How long do we have to wait for our children to be allowed to feel they have two parents, not just one parent and a “visitor” with no anchoring relationship? Is it any wonder that America has more police per capita than any other country in the world? Is it any wonder that America has a per capita prison population comparable to the former Soviet Union and its infamous Gulag Archipelago? Stephen Baskerville regularly puts forth the concept that indirectly, and sometimes directly, Fatherhood is a crime in America. If you are a father, you are already a criminal. You just may not have begun your punishment, yet.

The parent/child pair mentioned above in this letter were a mother and her daughter. Did parent/child gender change your view or feelings of that picture? Why? Did gender make it more or less shameful or justifiable? Should any child or parent, male or female, be subject to this kind of cruel and unusual punishment without any conviction of wrong doing? Is motherhood next to be criminalized?