No Judge who is corrupt, who condones corruption in others, can possibly remains on the Bench.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

One-size-fits-all approach to child custody dangerous for mum, child

Child custody evaluators should know how to differentiate between types of violence – because a one-size-fits-all approach to custody can endanger both mums and kids, according to new American research.
The University of Illinois study reveals that evaluator’s beliefs generally fall into two categories, and one group is far more likely to prioritise safety for women and children when making custody decisions.
“Some evaluators see conflict as a natural part of relationships. When domestic violence occurs, they reason that it takes two to tango. When a couple’s relationship is over, these evaluators see no reason the mom and dad can’t co-parent safely, especially if they’ve both attended court-ordered anger management classes,” said Jennifer Hardesty, a U of I associate professor of human and community development.
“The other group believes that anger management classes work for some couples, but they also know that violence can be used to control and terrorize women, and that children may be used as pawns in the relationship or as weapons against the mother. In such cases, these evaluators carefully craft custody arrangements that will keep the mother and children safe,” said doctoral student Megan Haselschwerdt who worked with Hardesty on the study.
The researchers would like to see standardized and mandated training that would teach custody evaluators how to discriminate between types of violence because different kinds of violence require different interventions.
“Unfortunately, many courts are applying a one-size-fits-all model to custody cases. It’s important to err on the side of safety. Safety precautions can be relaxed if it turns out that there’s not as much of a risk as was thought. That’s better than just assuming that there’s no risk,” Haselschwerdt said.
In the study, 23 custody evaluators participated in in-depth interviews, answering open-ended questions about their beliefs and how they made decisions.
Members of the “it takes two to tango” school said that most of their cases involved situational violence or arguments that turned physical because couples were unable to manage their conflicts properly-for example, a heated conflict about finances that ended with a shove.
These custody evaluators acknowledged that extreme cases of battering exist but said they almost never saw them.
But Hardesty disagrees.
She said: “These evaluators described situations that clearly went beyond situational violence, but they were convinced that was all they were seeing.
“In fact, speaking up for her safety can backfire on a woman if an evaluator decides she is trying to alienate the father from his children by making exaggerated claims. The evaluator may then compensate by prioritizing the father’s custody rights.”
The more prevalent type of domestic violence is situational violence, which probably occurs in approximately 60 percent of the evaluators’ cases.
In at least another 30 percent of cases, described by scholars as intimate terrorism, one partner attempts to control the other through threats of violence and a willingness to follow up on them.
“Usually there are multiple forms of control-not allowing the partner to make any financial decisions, threatening to take the children away if the abuser’s demands aren’t met, emotional abuse, name calling, degrading or humiliating the other person-anything that would terrorize someone or make them feel less human,” Haselschwerdt said.
“Attempts to control could involve keeping a log of how far a partner has driven or checking their cell phone and where they’re going on the Internet. These sorts of monitoring behaviours become dangerous when they’re followed up with threats of violence,”
she said.
Hardesty added: “There are many models and templates for suggested ways to do these evaluations. They tell evaluators what kind of information they need, how many people they should talk to, and how much time they should devote to an evaluation, but there are no legal requirements for how they should actually be done.”

Friday, July 30, 2010

Brigitte Deel of Ashburn, VA is taken captive by her Sociopath Father Troy Deel

Brigitte Deel of Ashburn, VA is taken captive by her Sociopath Father Troy Deel
For over 6 years now.
Once abusers gain custody they then
isolate & estrange the children from
their Mothers.......

I found this letter of Troy Deel (sick minded sociopath Father) to Veronique (Brigitte’s loving Mom) so interesting….sounds familiar????
It’s Replica language of all abusers and mentally sick minded people.
Troy Deel; First of all take some spelling courses…too many misspelled words on the 1 page letter……..Or may be you were “ENRAGED” when writing this nasty letter.
By reading this letter we are all clear on which parent needs “Psychological counseling and medication.”
Mr. Troy Deel; we all think, you Definitely need Psychological attention.

Date: Thursday, July 22, 2010

Please do not show up on Saturday. This is not the way to get back into Brigitte's life. If you embarish her on Saturday, this will further deminish any chance of ever being a part of her life. Brigitte has grown into a wonderful person whose feelings you seem to not care about. You have been gone from her life for over six years. If you really want a chance with her you must start communicating with me and only me without hostility or anger. I will not allow you into her life unless you seek and continue for a sustained period of time certified physicological counseling and medication.

Furthermore, you are not allowed into Belmont. If I find you inside the gates I will have you arrested for tresspassing. These words should sound familiar as these are the last words you said to me the last time you saw Brigitte at your home July 4th weekend of 2004. You said to me "You and Brigitte are never allowed on my property ever again and if you do it will be tresspassing". You should remember this, I have. Up until that time I made every attempt to insure that Brigitte got to see you during your scheduled visitation. You were a no show on many occasions and several times I brought Brigitte to your home. I do not know what took place that holiday weekend during your visitation with Brigitte, but you must understand that Brigitte has never asked to come back to your home since that weekend. If she had, I would have brought her. Unless you take serious what I have said above your chances to have a normal relationship with Brigitte will not happen.

You have defamed and libeled my wife and I in public for several years now. Please stop. Do not send emails to Lisa's employer, my employer, my employers associates or anyone else connected to me or my wife. Any further defamation will cause me to take action. Please remove Lisa's name and my name from your blog. Your linkage to Shivani's Face Book must also be removed. Your public posting of Brigitte's picture without asking her did not sit well with her or her friends.

There's a good chance this email will only enrage you. It is my hope that it does not. It is my hope that you take what I have said above very seriously and seek help.



Tuesday, July 27, 2010


Injustice in Judicial System
Full story here

I married a man almost 4 years ago that I was sure to be the man of my dreams. 1 year into the marriage I find out that I never really knew who he was. He became mentally and verbally abusive and nothing I ever did was good enough. Going behind me and cleaning even after I had done a fine job of it before. I felt he was OCD. But now, I feel he is a sociopath. I am not a doctor, but I feel like something is wrong with him. We have been going through a nasty divorce since Jan. 9th, 2009. We have nothing of substantial meaning to argue over. No real estate, no money, nothing of monetary value. All we share is our beautiful daughter, McKinley.

Weed out corruption and Negligence in Family Courts

June 6, 2010
Any family court judge who grants custody of children to a wife-beater, should be charged with child dangerment.
If the wife-beater is a danger to his (ex)wife, then, he is a danger to her children. One does not need to have a law degree to know this. Family courts are powerful, secret societies. Wife-beating cases belong under the jurisdiction of a criminal court, and not the farce and fraud of a family court. If judicial immunity is not ended, then, the family court judges will keep-on breaking the law.
The family courts should be open to the public, to the press/media and to court watchdog organizations, especially in secret courts the deal with children, that have done away with court reporters and the evidence. The taxpayers are supporting these courts, so the public and the public's elected representatives should have access to the family court records, at any time and without delay, in the public interest and in the children's interest, to weed out corruption and negligence and to ensure that that the taxpayer's dollars are not being squandered.Less

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Misconduct in Virginia Family Courts: American MothersPolitical Party

Misconduct in Virginia Family Courts: American MothersPolitical Party

American MothersPolitical Party

For all Mothers who have lost their children to abusers in and out of Family Court System.
Mothers across the world are uniting to expose the criminals of family court. We demand justice and equality within the system. We will discuss the impact that Responsible Fatherhood Initiatives have done to Motherhood. We will share what we have uncovered and who has been paid off. Please join us and share your story of family court nightmares!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

help solve the crisis in the nation’s family courts

According to a conservative estimate by the Leadership Council

each year more than 58,000 children are ordered by family courts into unsupervised contact with physically or sexually abusive parents following divorce in the United States. (link to press release)
This crisis is larger than the one in the Catholic Church. It is also more dangerous. Children who are court ordered into the custody of their abuser have no one to turn to for help as these custody determinations are backed by the force of law.
What can you do to help solve the crisis in the nation’s family courts?
Find out about the domestic violence laws in your state. Most states prevent perpetrators of domestic violence from having custody or access. Is this law being upheld in your state? Join with others and work within your state to strengthen these laws.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Why are mothers who are the victims of domestic violence losing custody of their children to the courts and to the child protection system?

Attorney General Eric Holder
to the National Summit on the Intersection of Domestic Violence
and Child Maltreatment
Tuesday, June 2, 2009

As a judge at the Superior Court of the District of Columbia I saw first hand the suffering and long-term trauma experienced by children exposed to violence.

-Why are mothers who are the victims of domestic violence losing custody of their children to the courts and to the child protection system?

-Why are children of color over-represented in the child protection system?

-Do children need a relationship with their fathers even when their fathers have been abusive to them and their mothers in the past? If so, what does that relationship look like?

I ask that you explore all of these things while always remembering that the needs of children who are exposed to violence are inextricably linked to the needs of mothers who are the victims of domestic violence.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Children are more at risk with single Fathers than single Moms

If judges like Judge Bruce D. White of Fairfax County , Virginia were actually to consider what is the best interest for children, they wouldn’t be taken from their mothers and handed to fathers who seek sole custody (a typical request of abusive fathers, as found by the American Psychological Association’s Presidential Task Force Study on Violence in the Family), especially when mom had been the primary caregiver all along.

All these father’s groups are screaming about “fatherlessness” and our government is giving all these father’s groups BILLIONS of our tax dollars to promote “responsible fatherhood,” i.e. help fathers fight for custody in court. Don’t laugh…it happens.

Actually, the studies show that children (either sex) are at more risk with single fathers than they are with single mothers.

One statement in this study stood out to me, because it was particularly true in my situation…and I am sure others moms: “single mothers devoted a greater share of their household food expenditures to grains, vegetables, fruit, and milk, whereas single fathers spent more on food away from home and on alcohol.” Just one statement picked out of a 20 page report, but it rings so true.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Thursday, July 1, 2010

'Farm Team’

Substitute judges academy assembles candidates for future seats on the bench.
By Michael Lee PopeThursday, July 01, 2010

Imagine the scenario. You are sitting as a substitute judge and a prosecutor slams a code book down while making a dramatic point in a drunk-driving case. Do you fine her? What if some guy is hot under the collar about a traffic ticket and wants to use the courtroom as a forum to tell off the cop in public. What do you do?
Judging is full of lightning-speed judgments, often with tremendous consequences. That’s why Alexandria General District Court Chief Judge Becky Moore created the Substitute Judges Academy, inviting top lawyers from across the commonwealth to the city courthouse on King Street.
Described by one speaker as the "farm team" of candidates for future seats on the bench, participants swapped horror stories from the courtroom, learned about new laws that go into effect July 1 and sung Happy Birthday to the undisputed legal dean of Alexandria, Judge Daniel Fairfax O’Flaherty.
"Substitute judges with judicial education are better prepared to serve well in court," said Moore, who hosted the first substitute judges academy back in January. "I think it’s important to have as much judicial education for the substitute judges as possible."Lesson one: Learn the law. And starting this week, there are a whole lot of new ones. It’s part of the annual ritual in Virginia, when the actions of the General Assembly session earlier in the year becomes the law of the land.
Starting this week, sending spam e-mail messages is a crime and community centers are now considered gang-free school zones.
One of the more challenging new laws for the courts to consider is a new code section that outlaws sending obscene text messages."I think that one is probably unconstitutional," said attorney David Oblon, whose law partners include House Majority Leader Moran Griffith (R-8) and House Courts of Justice Chairman David Albo (R-42).
Oblon spoke to the institute about the raft of new laws, touring a legal landscape that included everything from the sublime to the ridiculous. Wearing a mask during the commission of a felony is now a crime, although cold weather is not one of the considerations that should be taken into account. People can carry concealed weapon into bars, although they are not allowed to drink while packing heat. Then there’s a host of new exemptions that Oblon called "exemption creep," including allowing people with suspended licenses to drive to church and adding the death penalty for those who kill a fire marshal and auxiliary police officers."This is death-penalty creep because every other group is going to step forward and say they deserve the exemption," said Oblon. "I would expect to see more of this in the future."SOMETIMES SPLIT-SECOND judicial decision-making can have drastic consequences for years and decades to come. Attorney Jim Clark recalled a routine marijuana case where the defendant wanted to waive counsel. He figured a night or two in jail was the path of least resistance, but Clark warned the pinch-hitting courthouse gang to consider the bigger picture."Gee, maybe I don’t have to tell my parents," Clark recalled the defendant explaining. "That can come back to haunt people 10 years later."Sometimes, judges make the wrong decision. This is what happed several years ago in Alexandria, when a teacher was killed after a protective order was denied. Commonwealth’s Attorney S. Randolph Sengel told the institute participants that nobody wants to see their name in a headline as the judge who released a defendant on bond before he commits a murder."The most serious cases are the easiest to figure out. The more difficult cases are not as serious ones, like petty larceny or trespass," said the elected prosecutor. "I think a healthy dose of common sense carries the day."Moore spoke to the institute about ethics in the courtroom, presenting a series of situations that the group is likely to consider while wearing the robe. Human nature being what it is, Moore said, Virginia’s courtrooms are full of boorish behavior and short-tempered litigants. She suggested de-escalating tense situations by taking a break or lowering the volume."I’ve noticed that the quieter I get," she said, "the more well-behaved they become."