Family Court -- Unconstitutional Judicial Gag Orders- Court Whores and The Rape of American Justice



Whores of the Court
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In this provocative and well-researched book, Margaret Hagen, Ph.D, reveals how expert psychological testimony is a total fraud, showing how the courts have increasingly embraced not a cutting-edge science but, instead, a discipline that represents a terrifying retreat into fantasy and hearsay; a discipline propelled by powerful propaganda, arrogance, and greed.
Dr. Hagen sounds a clarion wake-up call, offering some startling – and much-needed – recommendations about how we can reclaim our own ability to judge and supplying vital advice on how we can protect ourselves from the ravages of psychological testimony in our own lives.

Margaret A. Hagen

“A damning indictment of the psychologizing – and undermining – of the American legal system. With righteous wrath and devastating wit, this sweeping critique should stir national debate.”
-- Publishers Weekly


Family Court -- Unconstitutional Judicial Gag Orders

Over the past decade, family court judges routinely have uttered broader and broader gag orders, forbidding parents in custody battles from talking or writing about their cases. The pretext for these orders is that they are needed for the protection of the child.  Nevertheless, it's suspected that more often they are prompted by embarrassed officials who dislike scrutiny and criticism by internet bloggers in the wake of burgeoning out-of-control shoot-from-the-hip "therapeutic jurisprudence" in the family courts. The stated child protection rationale is specious because defamation, obscenity, violations of privacy, harassment, and other unprotected speech appropriately are addressed by the law after the fact when actual or potentially harmful speech can be specifically identified.

These orders are illegal under the First Amendment as violations of the constitutional prohibition against prior restraint. Now one mother, Faith Torres, has contacted the American Civil Liberties Union because of a gag order entered in her case by Judge Debra DeSegna in Providence, Rhode Island, July 29, at the request of the Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth and Families. Steven Brown, executive director of the ACLU's Rhode Island affiliate, called the order a "blatant violation of the First Amendment." Let's see some federal lawsuits. http://newsblog.projo.com/2010/08/judge-bars-ri-mother-from-talk.html

Sheila Drake,Cabinet for Health and Family Services Bowling Green, Kentucky--YOU ARE BEING CALLED OUT!! CHILD TRAFFICKING under the veil of Judicial Immunity --Judge Catherine Rice Holderfield- Stop the ABUSE of Christian Coffey


Social Worker who pulled a minor child out from class and questioned the minor without their parent or schools consent! Sheila Drake of Bowling Green,Kentucky. Stop the Abuse of Chrsitian Coffey! And stop harassing his supporters!


Sheila Drake

About Me Basic Info

Sex: Female

Current City:
Bowling Green, Kentucky

Hometown: Lexington, Kentucky

Employers Cabinet for Health and Family Services September 2006 to present Bowling Green, Kentucky

College Western Kentucky University '06 Bachelor Social Work

High School Tates Creek High School '02


JUST SOME GOOD OL BOYS Two hours of questioning of a minor child regarding the ownership of this blogs and many more is really showing how desperate this Judge court whore has become.

Rice-Holderfield sent out her goons  Sheila Drake  today to many persons homes, including Miss Kentucky International Elaine Bateman.  What has become of the justice system that they are hell bent on jailing a mother for others taking the stance on this injustice?!

We hope you are proud of yourself by intimidating a child into submission, falsely accusing her of blogging the TRUTH...CPS worker Sheila and Police Officer Blevins. There is a special little place in hell for those who fail to protect and serve....not sure which level...I will have to get back to you on that.  In the meantime I suggest you do some reading....  http://whoresofthecourt.com




Face Book Page: “Stop The Abuse of Christian Coffey”

VIDEO HERE: Corrupt Judge Catherine Rice Holderfild  "Stop the Abuse of Christian Coffey" Bowling Green,

Dombrowski et al v. United States: A petition filed on behalf of 10 protective mothers, one victimized child now grown to adult, and six organizations at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights against the United States for the pattern and practice of courts granting custody and unsupervised visitation to abusers and molesters.


Diane Post

  Dombrowski et al v. United States (2007) A petition filed on behalf of 10 protective mothers, one victimized child now grown to adult, and six organizations at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights against the United States for the pattern and practice of courts granting custody and unsupervised visitation to abusers and molesters.

Entire Petition HERE

Diane Post On behalf of 10 protective mothers, one adult child, and 6 organizations, Post filed a petition with the Inter American Commission on Human Rights on 11 May 2007. The petition was supported by 17 national and state organizations as well.  The petition claims that the U.S. is violating the Declaration of Rights and Responsibilities of Man by the policy and practice of giving child custody or unsupervised visitation to abusers and molesters.  To read the petition, go to www.stopfamilyviolence.org

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Abused Mothers’ Mental Health


  The link to the study concerning this at OSU http://researchnews.osu.edu/archive/motheripv.htm

This was published by HHS - what do they suggest doing about this problem? Simple solution is to NOT share custody.


HHS HealthBeat (November 01, 2010)

Abused mothers’ mental health

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From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, I’m Nicholas Garlow with HHS HealthBeat.

Even after leaving an abusive relationship, women may still show signs of increased depression and anxiety.  A study done at Ohio State University examined the mental health of 2,400 mothers in sustained and broken relationships.

Almost half the mothers who left their abuser still had contact with them on a weekly basis.  Claire Kamp Dush is an assistant professor of human development and family study at Ohio State.

“All of the women in our study shared children with these men and so it’s likely that they continued to be abused or to at least face some sort of abuse even after the relationship ended.” (10 seconds)

The study in Social Science Research was supported by the National Institutes of Health.

Learn more at hhs.gov.

HHS HealthBeat is a production of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. I’m Nicholas Garlow.

Last revised: October, 29 2010


VPC--"When Men Murder Women" Released for Domestic Violence Awareness Month



In 2008, as in years past, the state of Florida did not submit any data to the FBI

Supplementary Homicide Report. Data from Florida was not requested individually because the

difference in collection techniques would create a bias in the study results.

Each year for Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October the Violence Policy Center releases the report "When Men Murder Women."  This annual VPC publication details national and state-by-state information on female homicides involving one female murder victim and one male offender and ranks the states by this homicide victimization rate.  This year, Nevada led the nation in the rate of women killed by men, followed by Vermont, Alabama, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Arkansas and Missouri (tied), South Carolina, and Georgia.

The study is a key tool used by domestic violence prevention advocates and state and local policymakers in support of domestic violence prevention policies.

See a copy of the study's press release with a link to the full report at:


See a Huffington Post blog I wrote about the study and its findings at:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/josh-sugarmann/top-ten-most-murderous-st_b_774021.html

See some of the press coverage the study has received across the nation at:


Watch and share a VPC YouTube video on the gun industry's most recent marketing effort to women at:  http://www.youtube.com/vpcvideos

As we state in the press release that accompanied the study's release, "These findings alarmingly demonstrate how domestic violence can escalate to homicide. More resources need to be made available to protect women and prevent such tragedies."

Thank you, as always, for your support of the Violence Policy Center and our efforts to stop gun death and injury.


Josh Sugarmann

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To contribute to the VPC and help support our important work, please visit https://www.vpc.org/donate.asp.


American Mothers Political Party Show-- Today 6 pm EDT 10-28-2010 Call-in Number: (347) 205-9977


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Date / Time: 10/28/2010 5:00 PM CDT 6 pm EDT

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AMPP Support Christian Coffey HIS Mother and ALL Their Supporters

AMPP is a social movement seeking justice and accountability within the family court system which includes DHHS/CPS, psychologists and other so called experts.

  • We as mothers demand CITIZENSHIP and our Rights to our Children.
  • We demand that our children not be used as pawns by our abuser in a custody dispute.
  • We demand that Mothers and Children be equally protected against court ordered visitation with an abuser.
  • We demand that Mothers and Children be given the same rights, privileges and voice that the abuser gets in family courts!
  • We demand that our President take action now as can no longer afford to be silent and we won’t.
  • We demand the same "rights and freedoms" to which all humans are entitled.

Behind the closed doors of the dirty little secret of the family court system, thousands of women each year lose child custody to violent men who beat and abuse Mothers and Children.

Family courts are not family-friendly and betray the best interests of the child.

Until Mothers and Children's voices are heard;

“We will never shut up, give up or go away!”

Upcoming Episodes

11/4/2010 5:00 PM - Still Standing

11/11/2010 5:00 PM - Still Standing

11/18/2010 5:00 PM - Still Standing

The Eighth Annual Battered Mothers Custody Conference: BMCC VIII: "The Unity Conference" January 7th, 8th, and 9th, 2011



Battered Women, Abused Children, and Child Custody:

“A National Crisis”

The Eighth Annual Battered Mothers Custody Conference

BMCC VIII: "The Unity Conference”

January 7th, 8th, & 9th, 2011

(Friday evening, 6 p.m. - Sunday afternoon)

Holiday Inn Turf

205 Wolf Road, Albany, NY

(Five minutes away from Albany International Airport)

Reserve early to get the $99 conference rate!

Call: 1-800-HOLIDAY or 518-458-7250

Ask for the Battered Mothers Custody Conference block.

A major focus this year will be to connect battered mothers with organizations working locally, nationally, and internationally to combat unjust family court practices that continue to do untold harm to battered mothers and their children.

For updated details and registration, please visit www.batteredmotherscustodyconference.org

Please reproduce and distribute this announcement and the conference brochure available online at www.batteredmotherscustodyconference.org.




Remarks by the President at Domestic Violence Awareness Event TRANSCRIPT



As part of the White House activities today, this was also released. Let’s hope they are serious about this.

As part of ongoing Administration efforts to reduce domestic and sexual abuse, HHS, HUD, DOJ, Treasury, Labor and FDIC announce new initiatives to protect victims of abuse, provide resources to prevent abuse

Today, the Obama Administration is highlighting unprecedented coordination and cooperation across the entire government to protect victims of domestic and sexual violence and enable survivors to break the cycle of abuse. As part of this ongoing government-wide effort, HHS, HUD, DOJ, Treasury, Labor and FDIC today announced new initiatives to protect victims of abuse and provide resources for families and communities to prevent abuse. Violence is still a significant barrier in many women’s lives, and this Administration is committed to taking concrete action to reduce domestic violence in this country. One-in-every-four women experiences domestic violence during their lifetimes and more than 20 million women in the U.S. have been victims of rape. Approximately 15.5 million children are exposed to domestic violence every year. The impact of abuse lingers for years, both for victims and their children.

In response, the President has called on every agency in the Federal government to be part of the solution to ending violence against women. Domestic violence and sexual assault are not just criminal justice issues – the scope and far-reaching effects of violence require a coordinated response across the Federal government.

The initiatives announced and highlighted today demonstrate a broad, comprehensive response to reducing violence against women. Specifically, these concrete actions include steps to:
• Protect Children and Break the Cycle of Violence
• Improve Legal Protections for Victims of Domestic Violence
• Increase Sexual Assault Arrests and Successful Prosecutions
• Help Victims Regain Housing and Financial Independence

Protect Children and Break the Cycle of Violence
Intervening early to reach children and young families experiencing domestic and sexual violence is a crucial element of our strategy to end violence against women. Without intervention, children who witness violence are at greater risk of developing behavioral problems, psychiatric disorders, school failure, and violence against others.
• Through the Affordable Care Act’s new Pregnancy Assistance Fund, 5 states (NC, NM, OR, VA, and WA) will start this month providing help for pregnant women who are victims of domestic and sexual violence. High schools, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) offices, health clinics, and child welfare agencies will have tools to reach vulnerable women and connect them with services. One in twelve adult women are abused during pregnancy and 25-50% of adolescent mothers experience domestic violence before, during, or just after pregnancy. Children born to abused mothers are 30% more likely to require intensive care upon birth.
• The Affordable Care Act’s new Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program provides $1.5 billion over five years to States for evidence-based home visitation services. The law requires every state to consider domestic violence as one of six benchmarks in improving the health and safety of families in at-risk communities. Nurses, social workers, educators, child development specialists or other well-trained staff will promote the health and well-being of children and their families in these communities, intervening early to reduce rates of domestic violence and child abuse.
• The HHS Head Start program is reaching out to pregnant women and parents of young children to prevent and respond to domestic violence. Head Start centers in 6 states (AL, FL, MI, MT, NM, and SC) are launching a community-based Safe Families, Safe Homes early education curriculum. This effort will help Head Start staff and community partners identify and respond to young children exposed to violence. This week, HHS is also sending guidance to thousands of Head Start and other early childhood programs across the country and urging them to address domestic violence by providing these programs with information about the Safe Families, Safe Homes curriculum and other available resources.
• The Attorney General has launched the Defending Childhood Initiative to protect children from the harmful consequences of witnessing violence. The initiative will work to prevent exposure to all types of violence and build children’s resiliency to recover and thrive when violence does occur.
• The new HHS Enhancing Services for Children and Youth Exposed to Domestic Violence program supports innovative, evidence-informed services for children exposed to domestic violence. Starting this month, projects in four states (AK, NJ, ID, and WI) and a national clearinghouse will help children heal from the trauma of abuse and build stronger community services.

Improve Legal Protections for Victims of Domestic Violence
Providing victims with greater access to legal assistance and civil protection orders are essential strategies in reducing abuse. Studies show that access to legal services helps victims escape from abusive relationships, and that access to counsel has reduced domestic violence by as much as 21%. Protective orders are effective in reducing the level of violence and fear of harm for many victims, but they must be properly enforced.
• Today, the Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women, in partnership with the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, is releasing new tools for communities to improve enforcement of protective orders. Civil Protection Orders: A Guide for Improving Practice will keep victims and their children safe by providing guidance to advocates, attorneys, judges, law enforcement officers, and prosecutors to ensure that protective orders are issued, served and enforced throughout the United States.
• Today, the Department of Justice, with assistance from the White House, is launching Access to Justice for Domestic Violence Victims, a pilot project to encourage more commitment from the private bar to provide pro bono legal services to victims of domestic violence. Beginning in New Orleans and Baltimore, private law firms will hire law students who have participated in law school clinics and defer their start dates while they work at domestic violence service providers. The lawyers will help victims secure protective orders, navigate the family courts, and access safe housing. Access to Justice will encourage ongoing pro bono partnerships between private law firms, domestic violence service providers and law school clinics.

Increase Sexual Assault Arrests and Successful Prosecutions
One in six women and one in thirty-three men will be sexually assaulted in their lifetimes, but fewer than 1 in 6 rapes are reported to the police. Women who have been raped have high rates of PTSD, depression, anxiety, and suicide attempts.
• The Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) is launching a new national campaign to reduce sexual violence in the United States by improving the criminal justice system response, increasing services for victims, and changing attitudes. Today, the White House Council on Women and Girls and the Department of Justice held the first ever national roundtable on sexual violence at the White House. Over the next six months, OVW will hold regional forums around the country to engage the public in their sexual assault reduction campaign. In the 2011 budget, President Obama has proposed doubling funding for VAWA programs serving victims of sexual assault.
• Reducing the backlog of rape kits can be a powerful way to get rapists off the streets. Today, the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is launching a new effort to identify long term solutions to the DNA backlog of sexual assault cases. In up to 5 jurisdictions, the project will team researchers with law enforcement agencies, crime labs, prosecutors, and victim advocates. The teams will identify underlying causes of the backlog, create new systems for tracking, screening and testing DNA evidence, and apply strategies to prevent backlogs from developing in the future. As a result of this project, NIJ aims to eliminate backlogs and develop innovative practices that can be adapted nationwide.

Help Victims Regain Housing and Financial Independence
Perpetrators of domestic violence often create serious obstacles that prevent victims from achieving economic independence and self-sufficiency. Without financial independence and a stable place to live, victims and their children are trapped with nowhere else to go. As a result, victims of domestic violence are often forced to choose between staying in an abusive relationship or facing economic hardship, poverty, and homelessness. But when victims improve their economic stability, they increase their likelihood of living separately from their abusers.
• Today, Secretary Donovan is releasing much-anticipated rules that provide guidance to housing authorities and landlords to evict perpetrators of abuse, keep their properties safe, and make sure victims do not lose their housing due to crimes committed against them. Prior to the passage of the Violence Against Women Act of 2005, victims of domestic violence were afraid to call the police or seek help because their landlords might find out about the assault and evict them. VAWA created new protections for victims in publicly assisted housing, but rules governing these provisions were never finalized.
• Last month, the Department of the Treasury and the White House convened domestic violence organizations, asset-building experts, credit union organizations, and other financial educators to determine ways to help victims build credit, access safe financial products, and save for the future. Treasury is working with the Financial Literacy and Education Commission, its MyMoney.gov website, the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability, and its private sector and government partners to connect domestic violence organizations with existing financial education and access resources.
• The FDIC is also helping victims recover from financial abuse by updating their popular Money Smart financial literacy curriculum to include information for victims of domestic violence. The new Money Smart curriculum will be available Friday, October 29th.
• Two weeks ago, HHS launched a new coordinated effort to ensure that more victims of domestic violence file for Federal refundable tax credits like the Earned Income Tax Credit, use low-cost tax preparation services, and use tax time as an opportunity to access tools like savings bonds that help them save for the future.
• Access to non-traditional job training can be an important tool for victims of domestic violence to rebuild financial stability. In the coming weeks, the Department of Labor Women’s Bureau is releasing A Woman’s Guide to Green Jobs and coordinating with Wider Opportunities for Women and the National Network to End Domestic Violence to make sure that survivors have access to new green jobs.
• Today, in partnership with the Family Violence Prevention Fund, the Office on Violence Against Women is launching a new virtual resource for employers to address the impacts of domestic violence in the workplace. www.workplacesrespond.org provides new tools for employers, including interactive training and customized model policies to keep victims safely employed.

Respond to Urgent Needs with the President’s 2011 Budget Request
• In response to the need to strengthen services to victims, the President’s 2011 budget proposed an additional $130 million to help victims find shelter, counseling, legal assistance, transitional housing and other direct services. $100 million of the increase is from the Crime Victims’ Fund, which does not consist of taxpayer dollars; it is self-sustaining and supported by criminal fines, forfeited bail bonds, and penalties for federal offenders.


Rene M Netherton—GAL, Topeka, KS---Court Whore recommends other Court whores on Claudine Dombrowski



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STATUS CONFERENCE: S. Hoff, reporter. Pet. appears in person & by Don Hoffman. Resp. appears in person & by Leonard Robinson. Also, attending CM Harry Moore; Dr. Milfred Dale, Court evaluator; Dr. Bonnie Uffman, Resp's therapist; Rene Netherton, re gal assignment; Resp's husband, Mr. Yockers; Ms. Stumpf, maternal grandmother. AGREEMENTS & ORDERS: (1) Parties agree Dr. Dale will serve as Court's evaluator for risk in unsupervised visits w/ Resp. & recommendation for therapy. Resp. to pay expense of evaluation. (2) Harry Moore resigns as CM. Parties to suggest names of successor. (3) Parties to work on PT schedule to be implemented after evaluation & on condition that unsupervised PT approved. RDA






2002 March 20 Rene Letter to Judge to remove a good Forensic who knew the Judge fucked up_1 -


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MISC. Petitioner in person and by Donald Hoffman and Jason Hoffman. Respondent in person and by Robert E. Duncan, II. G.A.L., Jill Dykes, present. Court Reporter: Sarah Davison. Court finds inappropriate under K.S.A. 60-1616(a) to allow minor child control over when parenting time with mother should occur. Based on Respondent's violation of Court orders by posting material on the internet which references her daughter, continuing to bring up court case and proceedings with minor daughter, and volatile and unpredictable behavior with minor daughter, Court orders supervised parenting time for Respondent of every other Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Petitioner, Respondent and G.A.L. to agree on individual who will supervise parenting time or submit names to Court. Minor child has cell phone and can initiate phone calls to Respondent. Respondent not to initiate phone calls, text or e-mails to minor daughter. Respondent prohibited from placing any likeness of minor daughter, materials, or documents referring to minor daughter on internet or allow others to link to her internet site, face page, twitter site which would allow anyone to go to a linked site with this information. Respondent not to be provided any copies of medical or therapy records of minor daughter. T. Duncan to do JE. DBD



If anyone should face jail time it is snorting Topeka lawyer Jason P. Hoffman for aiding and abetting a convicted abuser Hal Richardson and for lying in court (yeah, I’m not forgetting he claimed Claudine was me….Hoffman LIED willingly after I provided information in this blog identifying me as being in the court room with her in January).

This past Tuesday, three days before this rally shown above, Claudine was found to be “dangerous” in Shawnee County’s Kangaroo Court with Judge David Debenham.  Judge Debenham also should be facing jail time for illegally taking this case from another judge. Here are pictures of “dangerous” Claudine:

Claudine after giving birth to Rikki in 1994 (see her black eyes!)

A very "dangerous Claudine" after ex-husband Hal Richardson beat her with a crowbar in 1996.

"Dangerous Claudine" after ex-husband Hal Richardson raped and beat her in 2000.

Claudine became so "dangerous" ex-husband Hal Richardson had to hire someone to assault her in 2003.

Claudine is prohibited from talking about her own case.  She is ordered to shut up, so that the corruption stays hidden.  The rest of us will not shut up though…Claudine does not have to talk about her case.  We will make sure the rest of the world knows about it.  The Executive Office of the President of the United States has returned several times, as has the U.S. Department of Justice.  One of our partners in fighting corrupt bastards like this just let us know Obama and Biden invited her in to talk, we are keeping our fingers crossed on this.

Read about Claudine’s case here at Stop Family Violence.

Lastly, corrupt Guardian ad Litem Jill Dykes, who fought to have Claudine punished for having an image of her own daughter Rikki on the internet, has posted her own pictures of Rikki on her Facebook page (we have the screen shots).  And had her husband call Claudine and threaten her (probably because she is so dangerous).  Ooooooooh.  I see jail in her future.  If not, you can bet she and her corrupt buddies probably bought her way out of it.  Jill Dykes actually lunged and screamed at Claudine at the court house last week when she saw she had the pictures.  What an incredibly poor excuse for a human being this Jill Dykes is!  I think this time they all went too far and will be paying the price for it.

The biggest victim of all is Rikki Dombrowski, who was crying to Claudine this past spring on the phone that she was not being allowed by daddy Hal Richardson to see her mom on a two hour visitation.  This was the last time any excuse was given…they just failed to show up for the court-ordered visitation thereafter.  How heartbreaking…Rikki was ripped apart because she couldn’t see her mother.  Now she is bullied to say what daddy wants.  She knows what daddy is capable of.  Just look at the pictures above.

This past Tuesday, three days before this rally shown above, Claudine was found to be “dangerous” in Shawnee County’s Kangaroo Court with Judge David Debenham.  Judge Debenham also should be facing jail time for illegally taking this case from another judge. Here are pictures of “dangerous” Claudine:

United States Human Rights report




This is quite shocking:

There is no federal law defining or prohibiting child prostitution

Victims further victimized by the very agency meant to protect them, said many at the Montgomery and Prince George's Counties meeting That Abusers get custody of their children


Crime Victims Share All at Town Hall Meeting

They were victims further victimized by the very agency meant to protect them, said many at the Montgomery and Prince George's Counties meeting.

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Crime victims from Montgomery and Prince George's Counties told a panel of police and government officials how they feel marginalized by the justice system at the Silver Spring Civic Center.

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In an emotional town hall meeting Tuesday night, crime victims who live in Montgomery and Prince George's Counties told their stories to a wide array of government agency representatives. The crimes themselves were despicable. But there was something else to their stories which was almost equally so: the egregious mistreatment or neglect they received from the government.

In tender voices which sometimes collapsed into heaving sobs, speakers recounted cases of government ineptitude including medical misdiagnoses, police insensitivity, and judicial cruelty. Speakers included the father of a gang-raped daughter and a domestic abuse victim who lost custody of her children to her abuser. Members of the panel included representatives from both counties' police departments, the State's Attorney's Office, Division of Parole and Probation, Sex Offender Registry, and the Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention.

The meeting was the fourth of a series of others meant to gather feedback from victims who feel marginalized by the justice system, said Patty Mochel, the communications manager of the Governor's office of Crime Control and Prevention. Mochel will use the content of the meetings to draft a report which will be used to identify shortcomings in various departments. "It's to set ourselves up for the next legislative session to find out where there are gaps that we didn't realize or how our best intentions have maybe fallen short," she said.

The accounts of the different speakers certainly shed light on such gaps. Several speakers told stories that revealed hasty decision-making among medical workers. 

One of the first speakers said her daughter, who was declared dead on arrival one night, was quickly judged by EMTs and hospital doctors as having died from a drug overdose. The mother said they based this conclusion on the fact that her daughter was very pale. But what the mother knew and had such a hard time getting across to medical professionals, she said, was that her daughter had just an unusually white skin tone. Only due to her dogged persistence, she said, was a thorough autopsy conducted – one which definitively ruled out drugs. Doctors later concluded her daughter had been murdered.

Like so many others at the meeting, the speaker called for an establishment of more concrete protocol for agencies to follow. In this case she urged authorities to "rule the fact that a crime is out before ruling the obvious."

Another speaker, the father of a rape victim, also expressed a desire for firmer procedure when diagnosing victims. He told the story of his daughter's rape and the obstacles they faced in their fight to win justice.

He said he originally found his daughter at night after a party in the street whispering for her former abusers to desist. He rushed her to the hospital. That's when "our nightmare began," he said.

Nurses and doctors quickly ruled out rape, mostly on account of the fact that her clothes were on, he said. But conscious of his daughter's words from before, he insisted on a more thorough examination. Ultimately, he reached a rape crisis center worker who came and quickly confirmed what he had suspected: his daughter had indeed been brutally raped. Later, it was revealed that three of her classmates had fed her jungle juice at a party until she couldn't stand at which point they proceeded to rape her, he said.

But their difficulties didn't end there. Legal incongruities followed.

Though they admitted to first-degree rape, the three perpetrators were ultimately released, and worst of all, said the father, allowed to attend the school where his daughter was still a student. The judge had been outlandishly lenient, he said, and was apparently convinced that the victim had brought the crime upon herself. According to the father, the judge talked about his daughter's virginity in court. The judge "totally degraded my family and totally degraded the victim," he said. 

And the justice system hadn't only failed his family, said the father. It had also failed the perpetrators: They are now in prison.

"They didn't understand what they did was horrible and wrong … there was no consequences," he said. "There was no rehabilitation. Now they're in the adult system."

A later speaker explored what she says is another recurrent judicial shortcoming: unfair treatment of abused mothers and their custody rights. She said fathers convicted of domestic abuse are often still allowed to spend unrestricted time with their children. "Courts are allowing absolutely free access of the abuser to the child," she said.

She said sometimes abused mothers even lose custody of their children to their abusers if abusers put themselves to the task of trying to convince the court that the mother is mentally unstable. The mother might go to court trying to protect her children from their father only to lose them to him, she said. Her conclusion on the state of matters was grim. 

"If you think that you're going to go into court and help your child, you have a better chance of losing custody to that abuser," she said.

She said the legal system needs government workers who specialize in child development to operate in an advisory role in such cases.

At the end of the meeting Herman Ingram, division chief of the Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention, said he was deeply grateful the speakers had shared their stories with the panel.

"I can assure you what we heard tonight will go right up the ladder and go right to the governor," he said.


Children who witness domestic violence suffer long-term effects



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WAIKELE (HawaiiNewsNow) - Our focus on domestic violence this month continues with a look at how children who witness the abuse are affected.  A Waikele woman, who escaped an abusive relationship decades ago, says the violence continues to haunt her sons who are now adults.

Clara Priester enjoys her work selling Mary Kay Cosmetics.

"It's a full size hand cream and two small, mini samples," she explained to a client.

But there was a time, she says, when makeup played a different role in her life -- concealing the bruise left on her face by a drunken husband.

"He became very angry, pulled me out of bed and began beating me," she recalled.  "It took seven layers of that for me to apply to cover up the bruise."

While Clara was able to escape the abusive relationship, she says her children, who witnessed the violence, continue to suffer the effects.

Her older son, Damon, was just three years old when he was forced to step up following a beating.

"He stood there for a minute looking at me and I said, it's ok," she recalled.  "He approached me.  He climbed up on the couch.  He put his arm around me.  He said, mom, don't worry, it's going to be all right, everything is going to be ok.  Looking back on that now, I realize that he did assume a parental role in a sense."

Clara says Damon and brother Brandon were not physically abused, but still went through behavioral changes and difficulties establishing relationships at school, and even became suicidal.

"I felt guilty, the guilt of what's happening to my children," she said.  "But I really felt like I had nowhere to go."

She says the struggle for Damon, the older one who saw more of the violence, continued into adulthood.

"Began abusing drugs and alcohol and, as a result, was incarcerated on more than one occasion," she said.  "He has a very fragmented sense of family."

Brandon eventually joined the Army and is now thriving.  In that, Clara hopes others will see a message of hope.

"Brandon, who has done very well in the military, who is a responsible citizen and doing very well, is the same child that witnessed what we just talked about," she said.

Now married to a different man, Clara, 53, has found the strength to talk to community groups about domestic violence.

"One of the things that I really, really take time on during the presentations is answering the question why don't they leave, why don't women leave," she said.  "Because what you don't ever hear is why doesn't he stop."

BIO-DAD and STEPMONSTER in custody battle accused of paying judge for favorable rulings FATHERS RIGHTS TIES


Real mom is Jennifer (new last name due to remarriage). David is bio dad and Staci is stepmonster. David and Staci are active in FR groups



Couple in custody battle accused of paying judge for favorable rulings

10:33 PM CDT on Saturday, October 23, 2010


A University Park couple was embroiled in a costly child-custody battle at the time prosecutors say they paid $150,000 in bribes to the political opponent of the judge hearing their case.

David and Stacy Cary were in state district court in Collin County, fighting for custody of David Cary's twin daughters from a previous marriage, records show. The judge in the case, Charles Sandoval, had awarded primary custody of the girls to their mother and issued rulings costing the Carys hundreds of thousands of dollars.

In 2008, Sandoval ran for re-election. Prosecutors allege that in the weeks before and after the March Republican primary, the Carys paid $150,000 to a campaign consultant for Sandoval's opponent, Suzanne Wooten. She outspent and defeated the longtime incumbent.

Wooten, the Carys, and the consultant, Steve Spencer, were indicted Oct. 14. Each faces six counts of bribery and one count of engaging in organized criminal activity, all felony charges carrying prison terms if they're convicted.

The indictments allege Wooten accepted the money for favorable rulings in the 380th District Court. They don't detail the cases involved, how Wooten influenced them, or how money may have been passed from Spencer to Wooten.

But David and Stacy Cary were parties together in just one case in the 380th, the one in which they were seeking custody of his daughters, now 10 years old.

Wooten recused herself from the case. Her reason, according to her attorney, was that a lawyer for the girls' mother had served as treasurer for Wooten's judicial campaign.

Peter Schulte, Wooten's attorney, said the prosecutors' case on bribery charges is weak.

"A lot of it doesn't add up for the state because it didn't happen," Schulte said. "People can blow smoke in multiple directions. That doesn't mean there's fire."

Keith Gore, who is representing the Carys, said there is a completely innocent explanation for the couple's payments to Spencer. He declined to elaborate.

"These charges stem from a political prosecution, and the Carys deny any wrongdoing and look forward to a full exoneration," Gore said.

Gary Udashen, an attorney for Spencer, reiterated that there was a legitimate reason for the payments and that Spencer is not part of any bribery scheme.

"The way it's been portrayed in this indictment is flat incorrect," Udashen said.

The defendants' attorneys say the charges are part of a political vendetta against Wooten launched by Collin County District Attorney John Roach, who is also a Republican.

Roach asked more than a year ago that the Texas attorney general's office assign a prosecutor to investigate Wooten over campaign violations.

A feud between Roach and Wooten heated up this summer. The judge alleged in court papers that Roach was intimidating and harassing her and seeking her resignation. In September, a grand jury impaneled by Wooten requested a special prosecutor to investigate "possible criminal wrongdoing" in Roach's office. And earlier this month, Roach said he would no longer submit cases to the grand jury overseen by Wooten. He said he planned to resubmit about 200 indictments made by that grand jury to a new panel.

Roach declined to comment for this story, as did lawyers for the attorney general's office, which is handling the prosecution.

As many as six different grand juries heard evidence related to Wooten's campaign before the bribery indictments were handed up earlier this month.

It remains unclear how exactly the four defendants are connected.

People involved

David Cary, 55, is the chief financial officer of Plano-based TDi Technologies. He is active online in forums and blogs that focus on parental rights.

Stacy Stine Cary, 52, owns and operates a commercial real estatecompany. She also runs an organization called Holistic Health of Texas.

In September 2008 the couple started an advocacy group called Family Focus. On its website, the couple said they disagreed with the government disrupting families or taking away parents' rights. The site, which is registered to David Cary, says the group is "unapologetically politically active."

The Carys and Spencer worked together, according to Spencer's attorney, who said he didn't know the specifics. The Carys' attorney declined to talk about the work, saying he would offer a full explanation in court filings in a few weeks.

Spencer, who is 42 and lives in Dripping Springs near Austin, had worked on political campaigns before. But few details are publicly available about the kind of work he does. Many of his addresses are post-office boxes, including one for now-defunct Spen-Off Strategies, the consulting firm that Wooten paid $110,000 to during her 2008 campaign for judge.

Wooten, 42, spent 12 years as a family lawyer in McKinney before making her first run for elected office.

Her attorney argues that the fact that both Wooten and the Carys have worked with Spencer does not mean bribery was involved. Wooten doesn't even know the Carys, Schulte said.

"To this day," he said, "she's never met them."

Custody battle

The Carys' legal battle in Collin County stems from the 2004 divorce of David and Jennifer Cary.

The couple couldn't agree on custody issues related to their twin girls, who were born premature and have special education needs.

Neither Jennifer Cary nor her attorney could be reached.

In the summer of 2006, the couple reached an agreement through mediation to equally share in the girls' upbringing.

But a social study report in the court filings raised doubts about the arrangement. The evaluator noted "difficulties that have surfaced with a number of the professionals that have worked with this family." Other court papers noted the parents' tense relationship and the girls' troubles transitioning between two households.

After a three-day bench trial in October 2006, Sandoval named Jennifer Cary the sole managing conservator for the girls. In the order signed Dec. 1, the judge noted, among other things, David Cary's inability to work effectively with therapists, counselors and school officials as well as his "inability to share the rights, powers and duties to co-parent and cooperatively raise the children."

Jennifer Cary got custody of the girls during the week and every second weekend of the month. David Cary had them on the other weekends.

Sandoval's order went so far as to detail how the girls would be dropped off when the parents traded custody.

The ruling spelled out David Cary's child support payments, the $30,000 he owed each year for the children's education fund and the $416,543 he had to pay to cover his ex-wife's attorney fees.

His objections, motions to transfer to another court in Dallas County, and filings with the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of Texas in the ensuing months were generally denied.

Then in June 2007, Sandoval granted Jennifer Cary's motion for sanctions, finding that one of David Cary's motions "was filed frivolously or designed to harass" his ex-wife.

Sandoval ordered both David Cary and his attorney to pay $50,000 to Jennifer Cary. Shortly after that, the judge also ordered David Cary to pay $14,500 for his ex-wife's attorney fees.

District court race

In the summer of 2007, as the Carys were filing motions in court, Steve Spencer was looking for someone to run against Sandoval, who'd never drawn an opponent since taking office in 1997.

McKinney attorney Michael Puhl said Spencer approached him about running. Puhl had some experience, having campaigned unsuccessfully for another district court bench in 2006.

The two talked on the phone and then met in person, Puhl said. Spencer never mentioned the Carys but said he was affiliated with home-school interests.

Spencer said his group would help finance Puhl's campaign and provide workers if he chose to run, Puhl said.

"He said they thought I was a good candidate," Puhl said, "and he was encouraging me to run against Charles Sandoval."

Puhl said they didn't discuss any of Sandoval's specific rulings. "It was just general disappointment. I never thought of it as, 'I'm trying to influence you to give me a ruling.' "

Puhl opted not to run. He said Wooten told him later that she had decided to run and that Spencer had approached her.

No one recruited Wooten to run for judge, Schulte said. She had been considering running for six years, he said.

She wanted to be a judge, in part, because the hours were more predictable than private practice, Schulte said.

Udashen said he didn't know how or why Spencer became Wooten's campaign consultant. He said Spencer didn't know Wooten before he joined the campaign.

Wooten's campaign

Wooten's campaign for judge got off to a slow start. Her first campaign finance report, filed in January 2008, showed $2,045 in contributions and $1,933 in expenses – $1,500 went toward the county's filing fee and the rest to Signs by Randy.

Her second campaign finance report, filed eight days before the primary election, showed $9,125 in contributions and $11,734 in expenses.

Her first recorded payment to Spen-Off Strategies was Feb. 13, 2008. She ultimately spent $110,341 with the firm for campaign services that included radio ads – an unheard of expense in a local judicial race.

Sandoval's campaign expenses of $43,112 were no match for the $125,083 that Wooten spent. She handily beat the incumbent judge with 57 percent of the vote.

The bulk of her campaign contributions came in after she'd won the primary. She also loaned her campaign $33,369 to cover the remaining invoice from Spen-Off.

Wooten had no opposition in the November general election and took office Jan. 1, 2009.

Another custody battle

Before the month was out, David Cary petitioned to reopen the case related to his children.

Wooten recused herself. Selecting her replacement became the job of John Ovard, presiding judge of the First Administrative Judicial Region in Dallas. Ovard, who handles judicial assignments for 34 counties in northeast Texas, including Collin, said he chooses from a pool of 40 to 50 visiting judges.

In the Carys' case, Ovard said, he chose Judge John McCraw because McCraw had been an appeals court judge, because the Carys' child-custody case had been referred from the Court of Appeals back to the 380th state district court and because David Cary had been sanctioned.

"Sanctions are unusual, rather complex matters," Ovard said. "My thinking at the time was that Judge McCraw, with his experience, would be a good one to handle that."

New outcome

Court documents appealing the sanctions argued that there was no evidence of harassment or frivolousness on David Cary's part. After several hearings, McCraw set aside the sanctions order.

David and Jennifer Cary went back into mediation.

Earlier this year, McCraw found that Sandoval's 2006 order was not in the children's best interests. He noted that since Jennifer Cary remarried and moved to Fort Worth, the girls had to travel 50 miles each way to their school in Dallas. McCraw noted that commute was "detrimental and potentially dangerous" for the girls.

He also said that Jennifer Cary had alienated the girls against their father and falsely accused him of abusing the girls and misusing alcohol and drugs.

McCraw ordered the couple to once again be joint managing conservators, but he gave David Cary primary custody during the week and every second weekend of the month. The girls' mother got custody on the remaining weekends, and they split summers and holidays.

Jennifer Cary has appealed McCraw's decision.

What's next

Last week, the State Commission on Judicial Conduct suspended Wooten with pay until the charges against her can be resolved.

Schulte said it's much easier for prosecutors to get an indictment than a conviction.

"Getting from indictment to beyond a reasonable doubt is a whole different ballgame," he said.

Wooten won't consider a plea bargain and plans to go to trial, Schulte said.

"She's not guilty, so she's going all the way."

Roach, whose office initiated the investigation of Wooten, likely won't be there. The longtime district attorney didn't seek re-election, and leaves office at the end of the year.

vwigglesworth@ dallasnews.com, ehousewright@ dallasnews.com, mhaag@dallasnews.com



Suzanne Wooten – State district judge who won election in 2008. Prosecutors allege she accepted money in exchange for favorable rulings in her court. Indicted on bribery charges Oct. 14, she is currently suspended with pay. She is being represented by attorney Peter Schulte.

Steve Spencer – Wooten's campaign consultant and co-defendant. Prosecutors allege he accepted $150,000 in six payments around the time of the 2008 Republican primary. He is represented by Gary Udashen.

David and Stacy Cary – Also indicted Oct. 14. Prosecutors say they made the payments to Spencer. At the time of the election, they had a child-custody case pending in what became Wooten's court. A series of rulings went against them. They are represented by Keith Gore.

Charles Sandoval – Judge who heard the custody case before his election defeat. He later complained to officials of his suspicions about Wooten's campaign.

John Roach – Collin County district attorney who launched an investigation of Wooten before handing it over to the Texas attorney general's office. He later said he would take all the cases indicted by the grand jury Wooten impaneled and present them to another grand jury. He also said he wouldn't submit any more cases to that grand jury. He is leaving office at year's end.


Oct. 5, 2004: The final decree is signed in the divorce of David and Jennifer Cary.

April 13, 2005: A petition is filed to modify the parent-child relationship. The couple has twin daughters.

Dec. 1, 2006: District Judge Charles Sandoval signs an order giving primary custody of the girls to Jennifer Cary despite a mediated settlement for joint custody.

Dec. 3, 2006: David Cary marries Stacy Stine Cary.

June 25, 2007: Sandoval orders sanctions against David Cary and his attorney.

Jan. 4, 2008: David and Stacy Cary make first recorded payment to Steve Spencer, owner of Spen-Off Strategies. The other five other payments are recorded between Jan. 30 and March 14, 2008.

Feb. 13, 2008: Suzanne Wooten makes first payment to Spen-Off Strategies as part of her campaign for judge.

March 4, 2008: Suzanne Wooten beats Sandoval in the Republican primary for the 380th judicial district seat.

May 2010: A visiting judge awards David and Stacy Cary primary custody of the twin girls, who are now 10 years old.

Oct. 14, 2010: Wooten, Spencer and David and Stacy Cary are indicted on bribery charges.

Oct. 18, 2010: State Commission on Judicial Conduct suspends Wooten with pay.


‘Long way to go’ on domestic violence



‘Long way to go’ on domestic violence

By denise crosby dcrosby@stmedianetwork.com Oct 23, 2010 11:39PM

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Gabriella Ghobrial’s two-year-old son Riley was killed by his father five years ago.

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If evil had a face, it would be Anthony Mangiamele’s.

On Feb. 6, 2005, the Gilberts man snapped pictures of his 2-year-old son waving goodbye, and labeled the undeveloped roll “Riley’s last weekend.”

Then he backed the family’s SUV into the garage, created a makeshift bed for the toddler in the rear of the vehicle, put on the boy’s favorite CDs and started the truck’s engine with the garage door closed.

About eight hours later, police discovered the murder/suicide, along with the film and a barrage of letters and notes Mangiamele had written to his estranged wife, blaming her for the child’s death.

For five years, Gabriella Ghobrial has lived with the nightmare created by the monster.

She’s remarried now, to an Elgin police officer, has two stepchildren, still works as a nurse and has taken to running — lots of running — as a way of dealing with the horror.

But she doesn’t hate her child’s killer. She is, in fact, working on forgiveness because without it she believes she will not be able to get into heaven to see her baby again.

Instead, Ghobrial’s bitterness is focused directly on the system that failed her. Tony is dead and can’t be held accountable, she says.

“But I did what they told me to do. And still my baby died.”


In the two years Ghobrial and Mangiamele dated, he never revealed the monster. He was the perfect boyfriend and fiance, the perfect husband — until the return from the honeymoon.

That’s when he became angry, controlling, physically and verbally abusive. He cut her off from her family, chipping away at her self-esteem.

And her fears intensified after Riley’s birth. In November of 2004, when she talked of leaving him, Mangiamele threatened to harm their son if she carried through with her plans.

Ghobrial says she relayed her concerns to a counselor at work, who told her she was overreacting. But by the end of January, the situation had become so dire — he would often stalk her, flashing pictures of their son — police advised her to take out an emergency order of protection. She appealed to the Elgin Community Crisis Center for assistance, but no court advocate contacted her, she says.

On Jan. 24, 2005, a Monday, Ghobrial spent the entire day at the courthouse trying to get the emergency order of protection. Mangiamele showed up with his own attorney and threatened her again: “It would not take much for me to kill myself and take Riley with me,” he taunted.

With no domestic court judge available at the end of the long day, Kane County Judge William Weir was brought in, finally hearing the case at 5:30 p.m. Despite her tearful pleas that Mangiamele would harm Riley, Weir granted each party an order of protection — and gave unsupervised weekend visitation to the father.

“I had documented all the earlier threats, I told him my concerns,” she says, tears streaming down her face as she relives that fateful day. “But the judge didn’t even read them and called it a case of he said/she said.”

The next week, on Friday, Mangiamele picked up Riley from Ghobrial’s parents’ home in St. Charles, where she was living. She called frequently over the next two days, “but Tony would never put Riley on the phone.”

That Sunday, working a shift at Provena St. Joseph Hospital in Elgin, her fears escalated when she could not connect with Mangiamele. When her parents went to the father’s home at the 6 p.m. pickup time, no one answered the door and the windows were draped in paper. Police arrived, as did a panicked Ghobrial, who opened the doors to the house that was filled with carbon monoxide.

“He killed the baby,” she sobbed to her mother. “I told them he would do it.”

Riley was found next to his baby blanket in the back of the SUV, his arm raised above his head in his napping position. Mangiamele, with antihistamines in his system, was on a step in the garage. Police believe he watched his son die before succumbing to the gas himself.

“Nobody believed he would do this,” says Ghobrial, unable to stem the flow of tears. “I knew he would because it would hurt me the rest of my life.”

There are few in Kane County’s law enforcement or domestic violence field who do not remember Riley’s murder. One official called it the most hateful crime scene he’d ever witnessed.

And no one disagrees the system failed this mother and child.

Despite a process in place, “it is not perfect. We are human,” said Gretchen Vapnar, executive director of the Community Crisis Center in Elgin. “But we are working hard every day to make changes that will prevent this from happening again.”

But she agrees with Vicki Smith, who heads up the Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence, “there’s still a long way to go.”

“If we say there’s a system in place, then it should be there.” says Smith. Unfortunately, “there’s growing evidence too many family courts still aren’t taking the problem seriously ... and too many judges continue to ignore the signs, the histories” of abuse.

Kane County State’s Attorney John Barsanti feels in the last few years there’s more awareness from the bench about “how bad things could go.” Yet he’s not sure whether it will ever be possible for judges to always make the right calls because of how complicated these cases can be. “There’s just too much room for human error,” he says.

No one knows that more than Gabriella Ghobrial.


According to news reports, when Judge Weir turned in his resignation to the Illinois Supreme Court chief justice, no reason was cited. But Ghobrial can’t help but wonder about the date on the single-sentence letter of resignation: Feb. 6, 2009 — the fourth anniversary of Riley’s death.

Attempts to reach Weir were unsuccessful.

After burying her son, Ghobrial contacted a team of lawyers and found out about immunity granted to judges. So she thanked the police for their work and helped dedicate a neighborhood park in Gilberts in Riley’s name. “There is no justice,” she says.

People have asked Ghobrial — who is beautiful, educated and articulate — to become an advocate for domestic violence prevention. But her grief is still too raw, and she chooses instead to put her time and money toward children battling cancer.

“Who would I write to?” she asks. “Nobody listened to me.” 





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