A short Story by Rikki Dombrowski for her English Class—(She only got a “C” for this awesome piece of writing)

Dec. 9th, 2007 at the time she was not aware that these were her memories - 3 days before her own 13th Birthday she shared this with me.

I did die then - the fog machine - her knowledge of the attack planned before it happened-

She is a beautiful writer and in that she will be only as ok as I am..

And I will live for forever for her I will fly high- and never will we fall again…


It all started the night of the dream, the dream when my life turned upside down and inside out.

I practically had a normal life. I had a mom and dad; I had two sisters and an annoying brother. I am 13 years old and my name is Kira.

It was about 12 am and dead silence in the house. I was sitting up in my bed with sweat pouring down my face. I was just sitting there thinking about the nightmare I just had.

In the nightmare all I saw was fog and a person running through the house; it was like I was that person. It was like I was following a person. I heard my sister scream and saw her jump out of the way of the person. She was scared of him….her.

My other sister, mother and my brother were in the corner of the hall crying and saying to each other ‘whatever happens I hope she doesn’t hurt us’.

As the person or girl I should say walked into the dining room. I saw me. I was just laying there- barely moving. My father was in the room to but he left as soon as I entered the room.

“Kira get up or you going to be late for school again’, my sister Lisa said annoyed by my sleeping in late.

She is 15 and always trying to act like mom. ‘Kira get up now… Kiraaa..!”

‘Fine, I’ll get up’ I yelled from underneath all my covers.

I didn’t realize I had fallen back asleep.  I looked over and looked at my alarm clock it was ten minutes till 7, I had plenty of time. I rolled back over and started to fall back asleep; I heard a crash and my mom yelled. I jumped out of bed and ran downstairs to see what she was yelling. It turned out all it was, was the fog machine and fog was going everywhere just like in my dream.

Later that morning after I finished getting ready. My little brother Kyle was annoying my two sisters just like always; told me how mom broke the fog machine.

Then Lisa, Kelly, Kyle and I all went to school.

We all got home around three o’clock. That’s when it all took a turn for the worst. I went into the dining room to do my homework, mom, Lisa, Kelly and Kyle were upstairs doing something.

I heard someone at the door and I went to go get it, Dad got there before me. As he opened the door some woman walked in and asked “Are you sure you want to do this?”  “Yes’ dad said quietly “yes, I am sure”.

She pulled something out of her pocket and at the moment I knew what was happening, my nightmare was coming true.

‘Nooooooooooooo’ I screamed at the top of my lungs “How could you”. Don’t you love us..?

I turned to run upstairs to tell mom and everybody when, I hit the ground, that’s it, I don’t remember what really happened after that. I just remember waking up in the hospital with Lisa, Kelly and Kyle staring down at me. Tears were in there eyes.

“What’s wrong?” I mumbled. Kelly took turns with Kyle telling me what happened. They told me exactly what happened in my nightmare. My sister Lisa upset,

“Well Kira… mom and dad... well...I don’t know how to tell you this, well…..

…’Mom and dad..are dead.” Kelly said as tears poured out.

The woman who came in and did all this, the one who killed mom and dad, tried to kill you along with them. They tried to stop her but she killed them in the process. The police said her name was Marie. ‘She was a professional killer’, Kyle piped in’

So dad must have hired her to do this.

“Why did she not hurt you guys,” I asked weakly. “Well we were all upstairs in Kelly’s room hiding” Lisa said as she sat down by Kyle.

“Oh, so she saw me, tried to kill me killed mom and dad instead and hurt me.” So she’ll come back and try to kill me to finish what she started. Right..? “

“I think so” the police said as he entered the room. We have been tracking her down, but we have not caught her yet. We need your help.

Within the next 24 hours, the police and my family- what was left of us, devised a plan to catch Marie. It was Sunday, July 24th. I was at the ‘steak house’.

The ‘steak house’ was where we stayed so that when she came the police could arrest her.. before she finished off with me.

It was about 12 am. And I was sitting in my bed.. with sweat pouring down my face. I was just sitting there thinking about the nightmare I had just had. Dead silence in the house.

I heard some one at the front door, I crept down to see what or - who it was..? I saw a shadow of some one, but no one was really there. So I went back upstairs to go to sleep.

Every now and then,

I wonder ‘what happened to Marie, the police never caught her., and they may not. We just don’t know.


The Batterer As Parent



Failures of U.S. Courts Forces Mothers to Turn to International Law


Failures of U.S. Courts Forces Mothers to Turn to International Law

Organization Of American States
Submitted by Dianne Post, Inter-National Attorney
Ten mothers, one victimized child now an adult, and six organizations working in the field of child abuse and family law filed a petition on 10 April 2007 at the InterAmerican Commission on Human Rights in Washington, D.C. against the United States for the pattern and practice of courts awarding custody or unsupervised visitation to child abusers and molesters. The petitioners come from KansasGeorgiaCaliforniaNew YorkArizonaNew JerseyOhioRhode Island,Illinois and Nevada. (CONTINUING READING HERE) 

 Battered Mothers file Human Rights Violation Suit Against US to IACHR http://bit.ly/10QSWof 

On May 11,2007, just before Mother's Day weekend, ten mothers, one victimized child, now an adult, leading national and state organizations filed a complaint against the United States with the Inter American Commission on Human Rights. Their petition claims that U.S. courts, by frequently awarding child custody to abusers and child molesters, has failed to protect the life, liberties, security and other human rights of abused mothers and their children. 

For more written and supplemental testimony of Claudine Dombrowski see here http://bit.ly/16OTg8A

Related Documentaries:
* Breaking The Silence: Children’s Stories
* Interviews - Battered Mothers Custody Conference {WARNING: GRAPHIC}
* No Way Out But One
* More…..and more and more here
* Family Court Crisis – Our Children At Risk
* Domestic Violence Continued Through Child Custody Litigation

(Dombrowski et al v. US 2007) IACHR  http://bit.ly/16LP5wj


Occupation: Nursing, Co-founder & Webmaster of American Mothers Political Party, Kansas Mothers For Custodial Justice, Kansas Family Court Reform, International Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) Battered Mothers Custody Conference

State: Kansas

Corruption Experienced: Domestic Violence, Criminal Courts, Lack of Prosecution, Family Court, Government Corruption, Attorney Misconduct, Deprivation of Civil Rights, Deprivation Constitutional Rights, Deprivation Basic Human Rights, Maternal Deprivation, Torture, Other

Subject Type: Victim/Survivor, Domestic Violence Activist/Advocate, Expert Speaker/Consultant

Complaint Details:
My name is Claudine Dombrowski, I have one daughter Rikki who will be 18 in December 2012. We are victims of Judicial Corruption in Topeka, Kansas. Our Case leads the suit filed at the (IACHR) Inter American Commission on Human Rights (Dombrowski et el v US 2007) on behalf of all Mothers Nationwide for the practice and policies of US courts routinely granting child custody to abusers and pedophiles when Battered Mothers file for divorce. Petition can be viewed in its entirety on the Stop Family Violence website. www.stopfamilyviolence.org/pages/308

I am a US Army Veteran, Co-founder & webmaster for American Mothers Political Party. In 2006, I was placed on the Kansas Secretary of State’s, Address Confidentiality Program - Safe At Home for Victims of Domestic Violence. I was a psychiatric nurse for thirteen years with the State of Kansas and the Veterans Administration, Until December 2000 when I was placed on 100% physical disability related to the violence inflicted by the batterer.

I, like many Battered mothers thought that I had the right to be free from Violence. I was wrong. Due to both the Criminal and Family Court Failures. Having been beaten with crowbars, thrown out of moving vehicles, have had both wrists and several ribs broken, thrown through plate glass windows, tied up, raped, sodomized then left in a crawl space for several days. Just to name a few of the Criminal Assaults-by an already 8 time criminally convicted perpetrator to include but not limited to: (Battery, Attempted Battery, Battery of a Law Enforcement Officer, Obstruction of Legal Process, Possession of Marijuana, Violation of Open Container law, Violation of Restraining Orders, Domestic Violence and Terroristic Death threats)

Even with 8 criminal convictions, the perpetrator filed for custody of my child in family court and after being ‘beaten’ with a crow bar to which he admits, but was never charged, but in fact was given early release from probation for ‘good behavior’ and Without motion from any party the Judge simply on his own issued an 11 page Order by ‘snail mail’ giving complete custody of my daughter to an admitted and convicted batterer. I was immediately placed in supervised visits after a complete suspension of any contact with my daughter. The past 13 years I have had minimal contact w my child and absolutely no contact at all this past 3 years. Due to the ‘therapeutic jurisprudence’ access to justice – deniers, whom advocate for the perpetrator, who state; ‘that is not in the best interest of the child to know that her father is a batterer,’ and instead of protecting mother and child, all contact was to be eliminated between myself and my child.

I last held my daughter 13 years ago.

The Criminal Courts have failed to offer to myself and my daughter equal protection under the law, failed to use simple common sense in giving a victims child to the admitted and convicted perpetrator.

The complete ‘Failure of Justice’ for myself and for my daughter, in criminal and in family court, our denial of any ‘Access to Justice’ is the current state of the Courts, the lawyers and Mental Health so called experts known as Therapeutic Jurisprudence - a lucrative business that denies access to justice to society’s most vulnerable victims, battered mothers and their children and only for profit. It’s monetary, it’s all about the money and it can be prevented.
Eliminate all Therapeutic jurisprudence –do-gooders-Psychologists, Gal’s, case managers, return to Rule of Law not the Rule of man.

The lesson is clear – do not report abuse. Or never see your child again.


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