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Fiona Ma Holidng Select Committee on Domestic Violence Today

UPDATED AGAIN!!!

ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE TO INVESTIGATE THE PLACEMENT OF CHILDREN WITH BATTERERS


Assemblywoman Ma Holds Select Committee on Domestic Violence hearing to look at whether the interest of the child is taken into account

WHEN: Thursday, May 28th at 1:30 pm

WHERE: California State Capitol, Sacramento – Room 126

WHO: Assemblywoman Fiona Ma, Chair

Members of the Select Committee on Domestic Violence

WHAT: Assemblywoman Fiona Ma (D-San Francisco), Chair of the Select Committee on Domestic Violence will convene an informational hearing into allegations that family courts are placing children with batterers. The Committee will hear from victims, experts, judges and advocates on a child’s best interest in the family court system. The hearing seeks to shed light on stories shared with Assemblywoman Fiona Ma by mothers who are victims of domestic violence and have been in the court system for years, fighting for their children’s best interest.

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Well, Ma, I can answer this for you,
No, the interest of the children is NOT taken into account.

But this big business of fatherhood runs waaaaay deeper than you can think. Please don't investigate it on a superficial level. We don't need more laws--we need judges who follow the ones that we have.

And we need a revamp of the Department of Health and Human Services because they are funding social engineering experiments based on correlation at best, but more like propaganda. They don't give a rat ass about children's rights or what children really need. If they did, they'd ask the early childhood education folks and stop having their own in house research done--research whose outcomes are EXACTLY what they want them to be, because they specify it in the grant.

That's a start.

And while you're at it, check this one out, another "nice guy" (emphasis mine):

Father kills toddler in murder-suicide

Posted: 12:47 AM May 27, 2009
Last Updated: 9:38 PM May 27, 2009
Reporter: Tamara Evans
Email Address: [email protected]
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Man Shoots Young Son, Then Himself
Custody Battle Leads to Murder-Suicide

It's a crime so horrible, it's difficult to hear. A Bardstown father shoots his young son and then turns the gun on himself.

Looking at the big smile and bright eyes of 21-month-old Cole Frazier, it's obvious he was a happy toddler.

"He was a darling little boy," says Sister Mary Driscoll, a former teacher and current neighbor to Tim Frazier.

Sister Mary Driscoll says she thought Timothy Frazier was a good dad, who was once a bright student, so she was shocked to hear he shot his son inside their Tree Top Drive home in Bardstown on Tuesday.

"I just thought he was a loving young man and it was a terrible shock to hear," says Sister Mary Driscoll.

Police say on Tuesday Tim Frazier, in the middle of a custody battle, shot his son and then himself.

"Just because he couldn't get along with my daughter, he does something like this and just destroys peoples lives. He shot an innocent baby," says Kevin Clark, the grandfather of Cole Frazier.

The family of Cole Frazier says they hadn't been able to see the toddler or speak to him in two weeks because of an EPO being filed by his father against Cole's mother, Candice Dempsey, one they say shouldn't have been approved by the court.

"Decided to write a bunch of lies. Untrue, not documented and the judge signs off on it," says Kevin Clark.

They say the court system made a bad decision but they were expected to get Cole back Wednesday.

"For two weeks we haven't seen him and now the next time we see him he'll be in a casket. This is our only grandchild and now we won't have him anymore," says Kevin Clark.

It's a tragic shooting that this family says should never happen to anyone.

"I just hope people pray for us because it's just terrible. I pray to God nobody has to go through this again. He loved that little boy so much and now we'll have to bury him. It's just awful," says Kevin Clark.

According to the Nelson County Jail, Tim Frazier had been arrested nine times since 1998, most of those for driving under the influence, alcohol intoxication, and criminal mischief.

The family of Cole Frazier says funeral arrangements haven't been finalized just yet but they are being handled by Ritchie and Peach Funeral Home in Lawrenceburg.


For Immediate Release by the Center for Judicial Excellence: May 28, 2009

ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE TO INVESTIGATE THE PLACEMENT OF CHILDREN WITH BATTERERS

WHEN: Thursday, May 28th 1:30 - 3 pm
WHERE: California State Capitol, Sacramento – Room 126

WHO: The California Assembly Select Committee on Domestic Violence

An epidemic is sweeping the United States, and California families are suffering as a result. System failure in America's family courts is resulting in the placement of tens of thousands of children into the legal and physical custody of parents who they allege are physically and/or sexually abusing them, while parents who are trying to protect their children from abuse are routinely being vilified, denied contact and/or bankrupted by the family court system.

Joyce Murphy from La Jolla lost custody of her daughter in family court after warning the court about her ex-husband's obsession with child porn. Last week, he was sentenced to six years in jail after a criminal complaint charged Parson with hurting three girls, two of them younger than 14 years old. The charges include oral sex with a child, molestation, possessing child porn and using a child to make porn. Now that he is behind bars, she finally has her daughter back.

Sofia Campos-Riedel's 11-year-old son was reportedly threatened by Placer County family court professionals for reporting ongoing physical, sexual and emotional abuse by his father. The boy was told that if he kept reporting abuse to the court and repeatedly running away from his abusive Dad's home, "we'll put you in foster care and you'll never see your Mom again." The boy was repeatedly threatened that bad things would happen to his Mom if he spoke about his abuse, so he stopped reporting it for a long time out of fear of losing his mother.

A 14-year-old teenager from southern California was forced by family court professionals to go on unsupervised visits with her father, a man she complains is violent and drug-addicted, and a man who she has complained about to more than ten different professionals. She reported his violent behavior to the custody evaluator, who responded by increasing the father's time with his children instead of taking her complaints seriously.

All of these court survivors, along with a representative of the California Judicial Council and a host of professionals in the field, plus child advocates and other survivors, will be on hand to testify and share their insights about this situation.

To arrange interviews with any of the above survivors, please contact me on my cell phone at 415-250-1180.

Thanks very much- Kathleen

Kathleen Russell, Consultant
Center for Judicial Excellence
1206 Third Street
San Rafael, CA 94901
415.250.1180 cell