Sunday, December 30, 2007

Custody « Anatomy of a Divorce

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Killers grow younger

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When it comes to youth crime, the media and public devote most of their attention and outrage to the minors who steal vehicles. A disturbing trend that has emerged in recent years worsened in 2007 and went almost unnoticed. Winnipeg police and RCMP charged at least 30 youths with murder or manslaughter com pared with 18 in 2006. That leaves experts wondering how some between the ages of 12 and 17 have become so violent and developed such a disregard for human life.

Saturday, December 29, 2007

globeandmail.com: Suspect in Windsor death believed to be in Toronto

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Police believe a man accused of shooting and killing a man in Windsor, Ont., is now in Toronto. There was an alleged altercation outside a downtown Windsor nightclub last Saturday that left 20-year-old Luis Acosta-Escobar dead. He was shot in the chest. There is an arrest warrant out for 24-year-old Mohamud Hagi, who police believe went to Toronto. Mr. Hagi was last seen in the city's west end, and police say he has several associates in the Greater Toronto Area. He is described as being of Somalian descent, 5 foot 9 and 140 pounds."

Ex-boyfriend charged with first-degree murder

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"Police have upgraded charges to first-degree murder against a man accused of killing a 22-year-old woman and her 14-year-old brother on Christmas Day. The change came after police examined evidence in the Rexdale apartment where the bodies were found on Boxing Day. Nana Yaw, 27, had originally been charged with second-degree murder after he turned himself in to police Thursday morning. He is also charged with one count each of attempted murder and forcible confinement."

Sacrificing Rebecca

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Munchausen syndrome is one of the more devastating and difficult-to-treat psychiatric disorders. Typically, the afflicted feign illness or trauma in order to gain attention and sympathy. Closely related is Munchausen by proxy, or MBP, in which a parent (almost always the mother) fabricates or induces illnesses in the child, again for the purposes of gaining sympathy. As detailed by an MBP website, “Cases have been reported in which children developed destructive skeletal changes, limps, mental retardation, brain damage and blindness from symptoms caused by the parent.” Based on the evidence accumulated since her death, Laurie almost certainly suffered from both Munchausen syndrome and MBP.

Friday, December 28, 2007

Woman, boyfriend charged with 6 Christmas eve killings near Seattle

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Michele K. Anderson, 29, and Joseph Thomas McEnroe, 29, confessed to detectives they had shot six members of Anderson's family, according to police affidavits filed Thursday.

Troubled relationship ends in tragedy

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Iliada Zois dreamed of one day seeing her face on more than just the cover of Wal-Mart Canada's World magazine. The 22-year-old Toronto resident, who imagined becoming an actor and model, instead spent her last few weeks working two full-time retail jobs and confiding in co-workers and friends about a difficult five-year relationship with her boyfriend. Ms. Zois and a 14-year-old boy were found dead in the woman's Rexdale high-rise apartment after a Christmas Day domestic dispute that turned violent, police said yesterday.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

The Medea Complex

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Implacable hostility

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2 Discovered Dead In Apparent Murder-Suicide

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Police in Brooklyn Center said they found two people dead in a home about 1:45 a.m. Tuesday. They aren't releasing the victims' identities or many details, except to say the public is not in danger.

Parental Alienation: Chapter 95 – Christmas with my Children

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Couple arrested in deaths of 6 people in rural Washington

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A man and a woman have been arrested in connection with the killing of six people believed to be family members at a rural property east of Seattle.

2 found slain at Kipling complex

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Toronto's latest homicide victims were killed on Christmas Day but their bodies were only discovered last night after a 16-year-old boy turned up at 23 Division in Rexdale with knife wounds, police said today.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Activist loses 2nd son to gunfire

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After Patricia Wynter's first-born son was shot to death in 2001, she and 17 others who lost sons to violence formed an organization called UMOVE, which stands for United Mothers Opposing Violence Everywhere.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Hostile? Leave the kids out of it.

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It is the responsibility of the parents to not alienates the child from the noncustodial parent. Those around the child can make or break a child.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Windsor police launch manhunt for murder suspect

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December 23, 2007. — Windsor police have launched a manhunt for a 24-year-old suspect wanted in connection with the fatal weekend shooting of a young father. Mohamud Abukar Hagi is wanted for first-degree murder, and is believed to be armed and dangerous, possibly hiding in Windsor, Toronto or the Kitchener area, police said Sunday. Officers say that Luis Acosta-Escobar, a 20-year-old father of a young child, was gunned down around 4:30 a.m. Saturday after a fight broke out near The Box Office bar in downtown Windsor.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Child Support Lawsuit Dropped Against Dwayne Dail

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Dec. 21, 2007 . Goldsboro — A child support lawsuit for back child support against a Wayne County man who spent 18 years in prison for a crime he did not commit has been dropped.

Driver hit in Gardiner gunfight

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Dec 22, 2007. A "reckless, stupid" gun battle between the passengers of two speeding cars along Lake Shore Blvd. E. and the Gardiner Expressway could easily have turned tragic instead of leaving a 40-year-old teacher only slightly injured, says Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair.

How To Enforce Visitation Rights Yourself

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Saturday, December 22, 2007

This holiday, heal your family rifts

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Man gets 10-year term for killing wife with hammer

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Dec 22, 2007. An enraged man who bludgeoned his wife to death with a hammer in front of their daughter has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. "What that young child was subjected to was stark horror," Superior Court Justice John McMahon said yesterday. Last month, a jury acquitted Rafat Chowdhury, 48, of second-degree murder in favour of manslaughter, meaning jurors must have considered whether his violence was provoked by his wife, the judge said.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Canadian judge says no contempt in complex custody dispute

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2007-12-20. VANCOUVER (AFP) — A Canadian judge dismissed Wednesday a request by a French woman (Nathalie Gettliffe to fine and jail the Canadian father of her children for an alleged contempt of court, in the latest twist of a complex international case.

Painter second person arrested in mansion murder

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Police have charged a second man with killing a Filipina maid in a Mississauga mansion. Fabian Loayza-Penaloza is an Ecuadorian immigrant who was apparently working as a painter in the lush Doulton Place house where Jocelyn Dulnuan's body was found, Oct. 1. The 35-year-old was arrested on Tuesday, one day after police picked up Cristian Figueroa, also 35, and charged him with first degree murder.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Kitchener murder suspect held in custody

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Dec 20, 2007. KITCHENER–A crying, dishevelled Trevor Lapierre, 22, appeared in court yesterday accused of murdering a beloved local grandfather as he delivered Christmas cards.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Biological mom gets five years for kidnapping twins

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December 18, 2007. OTTAWA -- Allison Quets was sentenced to five years probation on Tuesday afternoon for kidnapping her biological twins and crossing the border to Ottawa in December 2006, according to North Carolina media reports.

10 Years Probation For Traci Rhode

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Traci Rhode spent two days in jail and will pay $10,000 for the crime of murder.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Hunted like an animal

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Dec 17, 2007. Fitawrari Lunan was hunted like prey by the gunmen who fatally wounded him, the Toronto police investigator seeking his killers says. The young man was gunned down inside a northeast Toronto townhouse just a few feet from where a young child cowered in terror in his mother's arms.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Erie woman sentenced for swinging baby at boyfriend

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December 12, 2007. A woman was sentenced to five to 10 years in prison for swinging her 4-week-old son like a baseball bat at her boyfriend. Chytoria Graham, 28, of Erie, was sentenced on aggravated assault and other charges Wednesday in Erie County Court. Prosecutors said Graham and her boyfriend got into a fight early on Oct. 8, 2006, after Graham came home from a night of drinking. Graham grabbed her son, Jarron, by his feet and swung him, hitting the boyfriend and fracturing the infant's skull. The baby has recovered.

Mom, grandma get jail

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December 12, 2007. The mother and grandmother of a boy were sent to jail yesterday for kidnapping him and fleeing to the U.S. in a Christmas-time abduction four years ago. Vera Karpinski, 40, and her mother, Miroslawa 'Mira' Karpinski, 64, were ushered out of the University Ave. courtroom in handcuffs after Superior Court Justice Faye McWatt sentenced them to 18 months and 16 months in jail, respectively. Each woman also received a three-month probationary period during which they are not allowed to have contact with Gavin Karpinski-MacIver, now 10.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Brother of slain Ontario teen granted bail

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2007-12-14. A Mississauga, Ont. man charged with obstructing police after the death of his 16-year-old sister, Aqsa Parvez, was granted bail in a Brampton courtroom on Friday.

Edmonton man charged with assault on baby

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Thursday, December 13, 2007

Father of slain teen shows no emotion

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Dec 13, 2007. The father of slain schoolgirl Aqsa Parvez showed no emotion as he was ordered remanded in custody during a brief appearance in Brampton court yesterday.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Defending Against Parental Alienation

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"The words 'parental alienation' strike fear in the hearts of many a divorced parent. It can be terrifying to think that your ex might be able to turn your children against you! And it's devastating to feel powerless to protect our precious 'babies' from emotional harm."

The Mississauga News - Mississauga.com

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"December 11, 2007 - A 25-year-old woman charged in 2006 with concealing the death of her newborn daughter will stand trial in the new year. But Michael Moon, lawyer for Mississauga's Ivana Levkovic, is Justice Casey Hill will consider his legal motion and constitutional challenge that could result in the charges being dropped."

Supreme Court Asked to Hear Winkler Custody Case

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"Convicted killer Mary Winkler met another challenge Tuesday in efforts to visit her three young daughters while fighting their paternal grandparents for custody of them."

Ask Amy - Cruel: Ex-wife turns kids against dad

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"Dear Amy: I am a mother of a divorced son. He and his wife have joint custody of their four children ranging in age from 11 to 18. It is a bad situation in which she fought for full custody and has not been happy with the custody or the financial settlement decided by the mediator and judge."

Monday, December 10, 2007

The plight of divorced dads

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Barbara Kay, National Post, December 08, 2007. No other topics I write about so consistently provoke passionate personal response as those dealing with systemic discrimination against men. When, for example, I point out double standards for boys and girls in the health care system, or expose the use of bogus statistics around domestic violence, my inbox fills with male gratitude simply for acknowledging an obvious fact: Our culture is profoundly misandric.

Woman swings sword in rampage

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2007-12-04. Richele MacDonald, a 21-year-old Milton resident, faces seven charges, including assault with a weapon. She'll appear in court this week.

Toronto's parallel universe

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Sunday, December 09, 2007

Man, 19, faces murder charge in fatal shooting

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Girl's abduction and assault linked to school shooting

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Dec 09, 2007. The abduction and assault of a 15-year-old girl may provide important clues leading to the second shooter who unloaded several rounds in broad daylight near a north-end high school last week, Toronto police say.

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Foster mother sentenced for assaulting girl

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2007-12-04. A South Sound woman (Chornice Lewis) accused of plunging hypodermic needles into her foster daughter's eyes was sentenced to nearly 16 years in prison Friday.Lewis, also known as Chornice Kabbelliyaa and Keshia Harris, had taken care of the 16-year-old girl since 1996, when the child was 5.

One baby abduction suspect freed

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2007-12-04. Police have freed a man arrested in the abduction of a newborn baby from a hospital in Sudbury, Ont., while his girlfriend (Brenda Batisse) remains in custody with a court appearance scheduled for Monday.

Woman charged with killing Gage Guimond granted bail

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2007-12-07. A Winnipeg woman charged with manslaughter in the death of two-year-old Gage Guimond has been granted bail. Shirley Guimond, 52, was granted release this morning following a hearing before Queen's Bench Justice Nate Nurgitz. Guimond had been previously denied bail in provincial court. Details of the bail hearing cannot be printed due to a publication ban. Guimond, Gage's great-aunt, was arrested after the toddler fell down a flight of stairs in her Magnus Avenue home last summer.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Mother wins custody of Bountiful children

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December 5, 2007. CRANBROOK, B.C. — The B.C. Supreme Court has ruled that three children whose mother left the Mormon community of Bountiful, B.C., and now lives in Payette, Idaho, should remain with their mother. Joseph Blackmore asked the court for sole interim custody but said he'd be content with an order for joint custody if his former wife returned with the children to live near him. Teressa Blackmore said the real issue was her desire to keep her children, particularly her two daughters, out of the clutches of the Fundamental Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Murder-suicide claims third victim

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A third person has died in a murder-suicide in southeast Missouri that occurred just hours after a woman sought a protective order against her husband. Michael Jeffers, 16, died Tuesday of gunshot wounds in the head ... The suspected shooter, Mir Shahin Moshiri, 36, and his 4-year-old daughter, Madison Moshiri, were found dead in the home Monday. Meghan Moshiri, 2, and Katherine Moshiri, 35, the children’s mother, were in critical condition.

Dad charged in death of infant after a three-month long police probe

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THOMPSON, Man. (CP) - A Manitoba father has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of his infant daughter earlier this summer. RCMP say Nathan Castel was arrested Wednesday.

Mother in court over girls' death

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A mother accused of murdering her two daughters who were found stabbed at their home has appeared in court. Rekha Kumari-Baker, 40, of Stretham, Cambridgeshire, appeared at Cambridge Crown Court charged with killing Davina Baker, 16, and Jasmine Baker, 13. The girls were found fatally stabbed at their mother's home on 13 June. Mrs Kumari-Baker, who has not entered any plea to the charges, was remanded in custody until her next hearing at Cambridge Crown Court on 2 January.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Teen's killer denied early release

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KINGSTON–Tracy Christie's sharp sigh of relief could be heard from across the room following a decision by the National Parole Board to deny early release to the man (Junior Johnson ) who murdered her daughter.

Missing Toronto woman identified through remains - CTV News, Shows and Sports -- Canadian Television

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Human remains found early last month have been identified as a Toronto woman who has been missing since 2003. Investigators have always believed 33-year-old Frania Cardenas was murdered. She was listed as Toronto's 66th homicide of that year.

Police continue search for abducted girl

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Toronto police believe two parents (Peter and Vivene Livas) suspected of abducting their five-year-old daughter could be using five different sets of licence plates.

Monday, December 03, 2007

My husband has learned the hard way that it doesn't pay to be a responsible noncustodial parent

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Shooting victim had `ugly' history

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Dec 03, 2007. Steve Remian led a troubled life, but "always had an optimistic outlook," an online friend recalls. Remian, 38, died in a hail of police bullets early Saturday after he confronted officers who trailed him to a park in a fashionable Oakville neighbourhood.

Mother helpless as teen gunned down

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Keyon Campbell was at home early Sunday morning doing nothing more dangerous than playing video games with his friends. Because it was late, and a frigid night, his mother planned to drive one of the friends home - so she sent her 16-year-old son outside to warm up her car. But the seemingly innocent plan turned to tragedy when Mr. Campbell was shot by an unknown assailant as he stepped out of his house. He stumbled back into the doorway, around 1:40 a.m., dying in front of his distraught mother and aunt, who tried desperately to save his life using CPR.

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Man's life in jeopardy after stabbing at mall

LinkA stabbing that critically injured a man left Christmas shoppers outside and empty-handed at Scarborough Town Centre last night, when some stores were abruptly closed. Police were called to the mall at 6:30 p.m., after a man was stabbed outside the Foot Locker. The victim, thought to be 19 and without vital signs when emergency crews arrived, was taken to Sunnybrook hospital with life-threatening injuries, said ambulance officials. A person seen running from the scene and bleeding from minor stab wounds fled to the nearby Wal-Mart and was arrested soon after.

Friday, November 30, 2007

Court clears way for Winkler visits with children

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Man, 19, faces murder charge in fatal shooting

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Nov 30, 2007. Nineteen-year-old Kwabena Sarfo Duah will appear in Scarborough court this morning facing a second-degree murder charge in the fatal shooting of Shaun Williams.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Five homicides in six days - Toronto

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Life for ordering murder

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Corey Edward Spence has been sentenced to life in prison for a fatal gang war shooting that caught innocent bystander Phil Haiart in the crossfire.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Ontario mother who stole baby free on bail

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A woman who abducted a newborn baby from a Sudbury, Ont., hospital is free on bail. Brenda Batisse, 29, pleaded guilty Friday to one charge of abduction. She is expected to be sentenced in February. She was arrested Nov. 1 — the day she walked out of the hospital with someone else's baby girl in her arms — after police tracked her to a home in Kirkland Lake, about four hours north of Sudbury. The infant was unharmed. Batisse, who has two children of her own, had been in jail ever since. Prosecutor Len Walker argued that releasing her could undermine the public's confidence in the justice system, and that she might be at risk of reoffending. But Justice Robbie Gordon spoke of how she had never been in trouble with the law before, and of her state of mind, having heard that she suffers from depression. Unconfirmed reports from police and family members suggest she recently was pregnant and lost the baby.

Parental Alienation: Chapter 88 ~ The Universe is Unfolding as it Should but it is moving very fast

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Key witness in Creba murder back in custody

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Richard Steele, described by police as a key witness in the Boxing Day shootout that killed 15-year-old Jane Creba, is back in custody after a loaded handgun was allegedly found inside a car he was riding in.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

SPARC - Divorce and Custody Help

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Woman, 18, threatened after being charged with murder

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An 18-year-old woman has received a number of virtual threats after being charged with first-degree murder in the fatal stabbing of another teen over the weekend.

She Killed His Son but He Must Pay Her Alimony

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Examples of decent, loving dads being manhandled by the anti-father family law system are legion, but this one has to make the Top 10. A recent New Jersey appeals court reaffirmed a decision mandating that a man must pay alimony to his ex-wife (Linda Calbi) --who killed their son. From Legal tussle: Should killer get alimony? (Bergen Record, 11/22/07):

Police blame crime lifestyle in gun deaths

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Deadly lifestyle Police say a "criminal, high-risk lifestyle" is costing lives, including three this past weekend:

Friday: Ryan Hyde, 19, convicted of aggravated assault in the 2006 death of a 68-year-old man, is shot to death by Kennado Walker.

Friday: Kennado Walker, 25, previously convicted of drug charges, is shot to death after killing Ryan Hyde.

Sunday: Delane Daley, 18, shot and wounded last summer on Shoreham Crt., is fatally shot by a man police believe he knew.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Put kids first in divorce

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19-year-old shot dead in Scarborough

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November 24, 2007 In the latest instance of gun violence in the GTA, a 19-year-old man has died after shooting erupted in an east-end parking lot yesterday afternoon. Investigators suspect four people may have been involved as two groups opened fire on each other at the corner of Birchmount Road and Bonis Avenue in Scarborough. Police did not release the name of the victim."

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Four bodies found in home

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November 22, 2007. OTTAWA -- A worried relative led police yesterday to uncover the shocking scene of an apparent murder-suicide that has left four people dead ... Ottawa land registry records indicate the house ... is owned by Santibir Singh Brar and Amarjeet Brar, but police were not confirming if the homeowners are among the dead. Neighbours said the couple who live at the house have two daughters, Manmeet and Dildeep, who are in their early 20s. The dead - three women and one man - appear to have been shot and were found in different parts of the house.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

New Study Punctures Feminist Domestic Violence Myths about 'Control' and 'Jealousy'

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Police: Well-known couple dead in apparent murder-suicide

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November 20, 2007. Charles Smith, a former manager of East Hampton Airport with long ties to the community, and his wife, Beatrice Smith, a retired local banking executive, were found dead in their home Tuesday, police said. The two died in an apparent murder-suicide, police said.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Girl returned to abusive mum

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2007-11-16. A little girl (Missy) left brain damaged at the hands of her parents will be allowed unsupervised visits from her mother - even though the head of the Department of Community Services admits it could 'end in tragedy.'"

Father in slayings struggled to cope

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2007-11-17. Police said the children, 6-year-old Michael Roberts and 4-year-old Carleigh Roberts, were found shot to death along with their father, Robert Louis Roberts, 43, in the master bedroom of the Chandler home, near Alma School and Queen Creek roads. Police would not say if there was a suicide note, but investigators believe the shootings all occurred within a small time frame. The co-owner of Robert Roberts’ company Global Environmental Commercial Water Solutions, Karen Christian, said Friday that the father of two had been struggling emotionally in recent weeks and had been sporadically coming to work.

Elderly White Men Afflicted by High Suicide Rates

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Dr. Amy J. L. Baker on Parental Alienation Syndrome

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Teen killer sentenced as adult to life in prison

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2007-11-19. Michael (Pyro) Williams has been sentenced as an adult for the first-degree murder of 13-year-old Nina Courtepatte.Youth Court Judge Janet Franklin said Thursday the Crown proved that a youth sentence wouldn't be enough to hold him accountable for the crime.Williams, 19, was 17 when Courtepatte's body was found on a golf course outside of Edmonton.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Nurse kills self, two daughters; murder-suicide shocks nation

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2007-11-04. Murder-suicide took on a bizarre face in the tourist capital of Montego Bay, St. James, yesterday, when a 41-year-old critical-care nurse reportedly injected and killed her two children with what is believed to be potassium chloride, before taking her own life. ... Dead are Carol Waldron, who was employed to the Savanna-la-Mar Hospital, Kadijah Waldron, a fourth-form student of the Mannings School and three-month-old Ashley Waldron.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Police insist slain man was involved in a gang

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Nov 13, 2007. Despite family denials, Peel police insist Mississauga slaying victim David Latchana was involved in a gang and his death was gang related.

Parental Alienation Has Affected Many Families

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Dr. Sandra R. Scantling | Intimacy, Sex & Relationship November 11, 2007 . My last column, "A Father Fears His Wife Is Turning The Kids Against Him," stirred a hornet's nest of controversy, and I appreciate every one of your e-mails and personal stories. This column is to give voice to a few and to reassure the many that you are not alone.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Father of child who died in hot car wanted full custody

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Court documents reveal that the father of a toddler left in a hot car on Tuesday wanted full custody of his son. The boy's mother, Ashly Duchene, was arrested on one count of negligent homicide early Wednesday morning.

Guilty Plea Made in Case of Murdered Pregnant Ohio Woman

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CANTON, Ohio (AP) - A Canton woman has pleaded guilty to two counts in the Jessie Davis case, including that she helped dispose of the pregnant woman's body. As part of her deal with prosecutors, Myisha Ferrell will testify against former classmate Bobby Cutts Junior, the suspended Canton police officer accused of killing Davis in June.

Friday, November 09, 2007

Lawyer for Alta. woman accused of killing newborn wants new trial in new city

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Man wants trial court, not family court, to hear custody issues

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Quebec man charged with murder after crossbow slaying

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"A Quebec man was charged with second-degree murder after his mother was shot dead and his father was critically injured by a crossbow on Montreal's South Shore. David St-Pierre, 26, appeared briefly at the Saint-Hyacinthe courthouse Thursday afternoon, where he was formally charged with second-degree murder and attempted murder."

New trial ordered in baby's death

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"The Supreme Court of Canada has ordered a new trial for a couple accused of killing their baby because of mistakes made by a disgraced pathologist – Dr. Charles Smith. The father – Marco Trotta – has served 10 years of a life sentence for the second-degree murder of his eight-month-old son, Paolo. The child's mother, Anisa, has already completed serving a sentence for criminal negligence causing death and failing to provide the necessities of life."

Teen gets maximum sentence for Medicine Hat killings

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A 14-year-old Alberta girl convicted of murdering her family received the maximum allowable sentence on Thursday, which includes four years in a psychiatric institution.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Mom's suicide note gives few clues

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Family members and police confirmed Tuesday that a Kearns woman and two of her children died of smoke inhalation last month after she apparently locked them in an upstairs bedroom and set fire to the home. But why 40-year-old Sharon Al-Shimmary did what she did on Oct. 28 is still not clear, even to her mother and younger sister.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Millionaire Pursues New Marital Tort: Alienation of Children's Affection

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In a suit that could create a new marital tort in New Jersey, a noncustodial father is suing his children's mother for alienation of their affection for him, which he says should allow him recovery of psychological damages.

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Judges and the Development of Parental Alienation Syndrome

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Kidnapped girls found but not returned home

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Parental alienation is a growing form of child abuse occurring in the world that is rarely addressed. It affects a child’s mental and emotional well-being and creates a world of hatred toward a parent, typically in a high-conflict divorce situation. It deprives children of being loved by both parents, according to Sarvy Emo, spokesperson for Parental Alienation Awareness Organization. Courts around the world aren’t recognizing the issue. Children are influencing court decisions after being manipulated by one parent, then leaving the other parent feeling abandoned. Michael Peterson, Plano father of Katie and Emma, said he has been a victim of this growing dilemma.

Frontier Flight Abuse Suspect Accepts Plea Deal

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Oct 31, 2007. An airline passenger accused of repeatedly hitting her children and threatening a flight attendant on a San Francisco-to-Denver flight pleaded guilty Wednesday to a charge of interference with a flight crew. Tamera Jo Freeman, 38, told a judge that she believed the crew on the flight was unjust but added that she wasn't proud of her "unreasonable" actions.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Woman accused in tot death stays in jail

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A Winnipeg woman charged with manslaughter in the death of two-year-old Gage Guimond will remain in custody. Shirley Guimond, 52, was denied bail following a hearing before a provincial court judge yesterday morning ... Shirley Guimond, Gage's great-aunt, was arrested after the toddler fell down a flight of stairs in her Magnus Avenue home last summer. Police allege Guimond physically abused Gage and his three-year-old sister over a prolonged period prior to his death.

Woman who killed daughter and then committed suicide 'was bullied'

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"Woman who killed daughter and then committed suicide 'was bullied' By James Macintyre Published: 27 October 2007 A mother who killed her disabled daughter and herself was let down by police who failed to act over youths who tormented them, according to a friend of the family. Fiona Ann Pilkington, 38, and her 18-year-old daughter Francesca were discovered burning in their car outside Earl Shilton in Leicestershire on Tuesday night."

Parent Trap, Are false abuse charges a common tactic in child custody battles? - antimisandry.com

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Both sides in this controversy—the feminists and the fathers'’ advocates—see wrongdoing, arrogance, and abuse of power by the courts and the social welfare agencies. In any child custody case, fallible human beings are vested with the power to pry into people's private lives and make decisions that will affect them in an intensely personal and sometimes devastating way. Although there seems to be no good alternative to government power in these cases, public scrutiny can be a check on the judges and social workers. But if this scrutiny is based on women good/men bad gender politics, it will hurt parents and children alike.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Parental alienation: A devastating problem

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"Four kids, 12 and under, no longer want to see their mother, despite a close relationship. Their reasoning? She's a lying, pill-popping, mental case involved in a religious cult. To top it off, she divorced their father."

Brother gets 6.5 years for murdering sister

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George Arsoniadis, the man responsible for Oakville's most gruesome murder, will be spending the next two years in prison. Arsoniadis was convicted of manslaughter in June, after he admitted to killing his sister Helen in self-defence during a heated argument. ... Justice John Sproat handed down a sentence of four and a half years in Milton court last Wednesday, but due to time already served awaiting and during trial, Arsoniadis will spend two years less a day in a non-federal prison.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

N.B. mother found guilty in death of 2-year-old daughter

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A Canterbury, N.B., woman was found guilty Thursday of criminal negligence causing the death of her two-year-old daughter. Anna-Marie Mooers, 27, was charged along with her then boyfriend, Curtis Hathaway, after failing to recognize Juli-Anna was in need of medical attention in April 2004."

Ready for the Next Wave of Sex Abuse Hysteria?

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Paradoxes And Consequences: The problem with women

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Wrongly Convicted Man Sued for Child Support

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Raleigh — A man (Dwayne Allen Dail) who was pardoned after spending 18 years behind bars for a rape he didn't commit has been sued for child support for the years he was in prison.

Burned van slayings linked to family troubles

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"The slaying of two women and a 4-year-old girl, whose charred bodies were found in a burned van in King township more than a week ago, stemmed from a domestic incident, York Region police say."

Parental Alienation: Chapter 76 ~ A meeting with the Children's Aid Society

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October 23, 2007
Chapter 76 ~ A meeting with the Children's Aid Society Have a look at the following letter from the Algoma Children's Aid Society.

Creba slaying: Youth cleared

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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Canadian novelist Jennings escapes drowning

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A story of good Samaritans

Van deaths appear to be triple domestic homicide, police say

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October 24, 2007. Three people whose bodies were found inside a burning van parked on a quiet King City back road 10 days ago were shot to death in what is being viewed as a triple domestic homicide, York Regional Police said yesterday.

Local GI sent to jail

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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Toronto shooting victim linked to Creba slaying

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October 22, 2007. A man gunned down outside Toronto's Don Jail on Sunday turns out to be one of the people charged after the infamous Boxing Day killing of 15-year-old Jane Creba. Eric Boateng, 21, was shot dead as he left the jail, where he had been visiting an inmate. The killer apparently then fled on foot. Police say the killing might have been a targeted hit but they're still trying to find a direct motive. Mr. Boateng was facing weapons and drug charges after he was arrested during raids stemming from the Boxing Day shootout in downtown Toronto in 2005.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

No change in mom's sentence

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"The province's appeal court has agreed that a judge didn't punish an Ottawa woman who abducted her four kids enough when he gave her a conditional sentence without even a curfew. But the judges still dismissed an appeal of Marie Emilie Chartier's sentence by the Attorney General of Ontario, arguing justice wouldn't be served by changing the sentence because she's already served much of it."

Dad's murder charge came 'out of the blue'

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Oct 20, 2007. Megan Wilde had blondish-brown curly hair and freckles. She liked to play with her big sister and other children in her North York neighbourhood. She was polite and well-behaved.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Unique Assessment of the Father's Rights Moment

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"For years I have admired the work and efforts of my Canadian friend Walter H. Schneider who operates as FathersforLife.org. I ask for a reference on another Canadian activist Ken Wiebe who is promoting Fathers.ca as a common FRM portal to create a common ground for all FRM groups."

Alberta man guilty in ‘Lucifer's baby' case

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"Canadian Press October 19, 2007 at 7:02 PM EDT EDMONTON — An Edmonton man who shot his pregnant friend because he believed the unborn child was Lucifer's baby was found guilty Friday of first-degree murder. The family of victim Olivia Talbot, who was 19 when she was shot at point-blank range, cried and hugged when jurors came back with the verdict against Jared Baker, 21."

False Domestic Violence Accusations Can Lead To Parental Alienation Syndrome

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"October 18, 2007 False domestic violence (DV) restraining orders can lead to Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS), a pattern of thoughts and behavior that can develop in a child of separated parents where the custodial parent causes the child to unjustifiably fear and/or hate the other parent."

Statement by NDP Leader Jack Layton and NDP Status of Women critic Irene Mathyssen on Person's Day

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Today is an important landmark for women in Canadian Politics. It marks the day in 1929 that women were finally recognized as persons under the law. This meant that Canada had turned a corner and women could finally begin to take their rightful place in the political life of our Nation. The new law laid the groundwork for the 1930 appointment of a woman to the senate.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

GlennSacks.com » Blog Archive » From 'Adult Children of Parental Alienation Syndrome': Reuniting with the Targeted Parent (Part I)

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One area of keen interest for divorced fathers is how alienated children reunite with the parent who was the target of the Parental Alienation campaign. Sadly, sometimes this reunification never occurs. Many times it does, but only years later.

Canadian homicide rate drops 10 per cent

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The Canadian homicide rate fell by 10 per cent last year, in keeping with a downward trend that has gone on for three decades, according to an analysis of crime figures published Wednesday by Statistics Canada.

Campione back in court

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Oct 16, 2007. The suspect in the killing of two Barrie infants appeared once again this week in Barrie court. Frances Elaine Campione, 32, had a pre-trial hearing Monday. Reports had her in the midst of changing lawyers. She will be back in court later this month, to be followed by a status hearing Dec. 19. Campione, who was in a custody dispute with her ex-husband, faces two counts of first-degree murder, in the deaths of daughters, Serena, 3, and one-year-old Sophia, whose bodies were found in their Coulter Street apartment on Oct. 4, 2006. Autopsies revealed the girls had been drowned.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Suspects arrested in student's death

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October 16, 2007. Two people are facing first-degree murder charges in the death of a 19-year-old former figure skater from Newfoundland. Andrew Freake was found suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest Thursday near a Cambridge, Ont., park ... Late Sunday night, 21-year-old Yousanthan Youvarajah and a 16-year-old boy, both from Cambridge, were arrested and charged with Mr. Freake's death ... Police say they are still looking for more suspects.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Phases of the fathers’ rights movement

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Amazon.com: Reviews for Taken into Custody: The War Against Fatherhood, Marriage, and the Family: Books: Stephen Baskerville

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Detectives suspect suicide in deaths of mom, daughter

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October 13, 2007. Clark County sheriff's detectives are investigating the deaths of a Vancouver mother and daughter as a homicide-suicide or double suicide, Commander Keith Kilian said today. Laurie Recht, 54, and Rebecca Recht, 14, were found dead in their home of what a preliminary investigation indicates were prescription drug overdoses. No note was left. Autopsies are pending.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

2 join list of innocent victims

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Rachel Alleyne and Keegan Allen didn't know each other, but the circumstances of their deaths this past week were disturbingly similar.Both were enjoying themselves in settings that should have been safe. Yet both Alleyne, 30, and Allen, 18, were shot to death when gunmen brazenly opened fire with no regard for who was in the way.

Stolen gun's smoking trail to be traced

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Has it been used to wound, rob or kill someone else? These are the kinds of questions Toronto Police are asking today after retrieving a stolen gun used in a shooting Saturday that resulted in a 17-year-old having surgery to remove a bullet from his face and his 15-year-old friend charged with a truckload of offences.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Murder trial mum given new remand

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2007-10-12. A MOTHER suspected of murdering her two daughters was further remanded in custody after a court hearing. Davina Baker, 16, and her sister Jasmine, 13, were found stabbed to death at their mother's home in The Crofters, Stretham, on the morning of June 13. Rekha Kumari-Baker, 39, was arrested and charged with murdering them.

Suspect in stabbing death is back behind bars for alleged assault

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October 12, 2007. A 22-year-old transient woman, freed on bail after being charged with murder in the downtown stabbing death of a St. Catharines man in August, is back behind bars, accused of aggravated assault in an unrelated incident that allegedly occurred a few weeks earlier. Ross Hammond, 32, was fatally stabbed on Aug. 8 after an altercation with a group of four young people who were apparently panhandling. Of the four people arrested and charged, Nicole Kish is the only one accused of murder. With her re-arrest, all four are now being held. Two are awaiting court appearances on charges of aggravated assault, while the third has pleaded guilty to obstructing and assaulting police and is serving a two-month jail term, after which she will likely be deported. Ms. Kish is the sole Canadian charged in connection with Mr. Hammond's death - the other three are American.

Knowledge of centre paints clearer picture

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Oct 11 2007.To the Editor, I have watched with interest, some sadness and some disbelief as the articles and letters have been printed about the Nanaimo Men’s Resource Centre in recent weeks. It is clear to me there are serious misconceptions and assumptions about the centre and what it is we do."

Last-minute grant keeps doors open at Men’s Centre, Women’s Centre not happy

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Sep 20 2007. Theo Boere, director for the Nanaimo Men’s Resource Centre, announced Monday that lack of funding meant the facility’s doors would close permanently next month. Boere’s subsequent announcement on Tuesday was more upbeat. “I just received an e-mail and our application to the B.C. Gaming Commission has gone through,” said Boere. “We will receive a one-time grant for $250,000. We won’t be closing our doors in October.”"

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Police: Mom suspected of drowning girls in tub

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"CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) -- A woman on Tuesday was charged in the bathtub drowning deaths of her two young daughters, and was being held in jail on suicide watch. City prosecutors filed two counts of aggravated murder against Amber Hill, 22, after a coroner ruled the deaths of the girls, ages 4 and 2, were homicides."

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Cross my Heart! A Stage For Fathers to be Heard

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Eva Ellsworth: Are All Men Suspects?

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"Recently, it was revealed that Qantas and Air New Zealand have policies prohibiting adult male passengers from being seated next to unaccompanied minors on flights. Men assigned seats next to minors traveling alone were asked by flight personnel to switch seats with women. Such a policy assumes all males are potential child molesters. It also takes fear of that possibility to an extreme in an atmosphere in which a passenger can draw attention from others simply by sneezing."

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Bail hearing adjourned for teen charged in brutal beating

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"A bail hearing for a teenaged girl charged with severely beating a young woman behind a Dartmouth junior high school has been adjourned until Nov. 1. Kathie-Lee Bennet, 18, was kicked and punched on a field behind John Martin Junior High School on Sept. 20. Her attackers also used cigarettes to burn her ears ... Two girls, aged 14 and 15, along with an 18-year-old woman, were charged with several offences, including aggravated assault, assault with a weapon and possession of a weapon. One of them is also accused for unlawful confinement. Brittany McNeil, 18, of Dartmouth, appear in court Thursday. Last week, Crown attorney John Nisbet gave notice he will ask for adult sentences if the 14- and 15-year-old girls are convicted in the violent attack."

Feds plan sentencing, bail changes for repeat teen offenders

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"Repeat offenders charged under the Youth Criminal Justice Act could soon face tougher sentences and more pre-trial detention orders, the federal justice minister said Tuesday in Halifax. During a visit with Nova Scotia justice officials, Justice Minister Rob Nicholson said he plans to follow up on recommendations made after the death of Halifax teacher's aide Theresa McEvoy. McEvoy died three years ago this month after her car was struck broadside by a stolen vehicle driven by a 16-year-old boy who had been released on bail for multiple charges of car theft."

Paul Nathanson, Katherine K. Young Spreading Misandry (The Teaching of Contempt for Men in Popular Culture)

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Jury indicts pair on murder, abuse charges in 2-year-old's death on Nashville City Paper

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"A Davidson County grand jury has indicted a couple on first-degree murder charges and on multiple counts of aggravated child abuse after a 2-year-old boy in their care died of massive head injuries. Aja Westbrooks, 21 and her boyfriend, Larry Cook Jr., 19, both of 544 S. 6th St., were arrested in March on aggravated child abuse and neglect charges after Westbrooks’ son, Anthony Westbrooks, was taken to the hospital with massive head injuries, a rib fracture and multiple bruises of different ages all over his body."

Mom Accused of Swinging Baby at Boyfriend to Go on Trial

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Prosecutors say 28-year-old Chytoria Graham and DeAngelo Troop got into a fight early on Oct. 8, 2006, after Graham came home from a night of drinking. Authorities say Graham grabbed her son Jarron by his feet and swung him, hitting Troop and fracturing the infant's skull. The child has recovered and is living with Graham's family. Graham is charged with aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, simple assault and child endangerment. She pleaded guilty in March to aggravated assault and child endangerment, but later withdrew her plea.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Covenant taking safety steps in wake of March abduction 09/19/07

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"On March 10, around 12:30 a.m., 3-day-old Mychael Darthard-Dawodu was taken from her mother at Covenant Lakeside Hospital by a woman dressed as a nurse who then fled to her home in New Mexico. A day later, Rayshaun Parson, the woman accused of the kidnapping, was in police custody, and the newborn back with her parents."

Real Dads Stand Up

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"ALICIA M. CROWE, ESQ. author of REAL DADS STAND UP! Blue Peacock Press ISBN 0-9764772-0-3 Paperback $19.95 'He's just my baby-daddy,' a common phrase made popular in a southern hip-hop song almost defines the role single fathers have been reduced to in today's loose family structure. While the wealthy have high-powered attorneys representing them in family court hearings, for the average father, navigating through the legal maze is draining emotionally, physically, and financially."

Falsely Accused of Domestic Violence?

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"Please share your personal experience of being falsely accused of domestic violence. Help law makers, police, judges, investigators understand that just because someone alleges they are the victim of domestic violence, does not mean every person's word should blindly be taken at face value (just to 'err on the side of caution') as most judges favor as a ruling factor in all Domestic Violence cases (whether they involve men, women, children or same sex partners)."

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Infanticide prison time minimal

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: "A leading Canadian expert on infanticide said yesterday mothers convicted of killing their newborns don't usually serve hard time. 'These mothers don't set out to murder a baby. Their intention is to hide sexual activity or to hide an unwanted pregnancy,' said Kirsten Kramar, a sociologist with the University of Winnipeg."

Intimate Partner Violence Prevention, Facts - NCIPC

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Statistics about intimate partner violence (IPV) vary because of differences in how different data sources define IPV (see Overview section for the CDC definition) and collect data. For example, some definitions include stalking and psychological abuse, and others consider only physical and sexual violence. Data on IPV usually come from police, clinical settings, nongovernmental organizations, and survey research.

Friday, October 05, 2007

Eight boys arrested in alleged sexual assault of four girls

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October 5, 2007. In a further shock to a Toronto school system still grappling with two homicides during the past five months, eight boys aged 12 and 13 face sexual assault charges after four girls told of being molested on the grounds of an Etobicoke middle school."

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Prostitute Snorted Cocaine Off Infant's Stomach While Breastfeeding - Local News | News Articles | National News | US News

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Wendy Cook, 37, of Saratoga was arrested ... when she offered to perform a sex act on an undercover officer for money... While Cook's children were in the car with her, she performed sex acts on at least two men for money, smoked crack cocaine in the car and even snorted cocaine off the infant's stomach while she was breastfeeding.

From 'Adult Children of Parental Alienation Syndrome': Punishing the children for any positive interaction with the targeted parent

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"One common theme in Parental Alienation cases is the alienating parent punishing the children for having any positive interactions with the targeted parent. In Adult Children of Parental Alienation Syndrome: Breaking the Ties that Bind, several of the adults interviewed by Amy J.L. Baker report having this experience."

Parental Alienation: Background

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"For now I will just focus on when I left the marital residence. There were other alienating and abusive behaviors before then, but I will not discuss them at this time."

Three Sides to Every Story is an organization set up to help fathers

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"Three Sides to Every Story Inc is an organization set up to help fathers in their fight to stay in their children's lives."

Ask Christy

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"Hello my name is Christy Dawn McCurry. I would like to invite you to join me in my stand to help eliminate Parental Alienation."

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Woman gets jail for role in beer bottle assault

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Kingston, 2 Oct 07. A 25-year-old woman, who participated in a swarming two-and-a-half years ago that ended with another young woman being stabbed with a beer bottle during a dispute over a nightclub bathroom stall, will have to spend some time in jail. Julie Larocque was convicted by a jury three months ago of assault causing bodily harm for the part she played in beating and injuring Katie Bogle, who was 19 at the time. Yesterday, she was sentenced to 60 days in jail, which she will serve on weekends, and two years on probation.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

History of Domestic Violence among Male Patients Presenting to an Urban Emergency Department -- Mechem et al. 6 (8): 786 -- Academic Emergency Medicin

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Woman Leaves Her Toddler in Car for 8 Hours on Hot Day While at Work, Child Dies, She's Not Charged

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Could one find a clearer example of gender bias and the female sentencing discount than this? Brenda Nesselroad-Slaby is not being charged with any crime. Let's review:

$10 million helping hand for single dads

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October 1, 2007. Gov. Bill Ritter knows the time and commitment it takes to be a good dad to his four children. The governor today unveiled a new public awareness campaign dubbed "Be There for Your Kids," which aims to assist at-risk and young fathers with community resources and services.

ScienceDaily: Teenage Violence Linked To Later Domestic Violence

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Researchers tracing the development of violent behavior have found a link between teenage violence and domestic violence.

Child Abuse Remains a Major Problem in Ontario

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Child Abuse Prevention Month Begins Today
TORONTO, Oct. 1 /CNW/ - Last year, more than 29,000 children in Ontario suffered maltreatment and came into the care of Ontario's Children's Aid Societies, an increase of 24% since 2000/2001.

Monday, October 01, 2007

Spears loses custody of 2 boys to Federline

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A Los Angeles judge has ordered Britney Spears to turn over her two children with Kevin Federline to her former husband until further notice from the court.

Neighbor Charged in 6-Year-Old's Hanging

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CORSICANA, Texas Sep 28, 2007. A neighbor of a 6-year-old girl who was found hanged in her family's garage has been charged with sexual assault and capital murder, authorities said Friday. Hanna Mack's body was found earlier this month by her mother. Authorities said the first-grader had been sexually assaulted and hanged. Shaun Earl Arender, 19, was linked to the crime scene by DNA evidence, Navarro County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Mike Cox said Friday. Arender lived less than a mile from the little girl's rural home, about 65 miles south of Dallas.

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Brutalized boy rescued

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PINELLAS PARK - September 29, 2007. Officers found the boy ... he had a fractured skull, broken nose and burns on his arm, which had been broken. Police arrested his mother and her live-in boyfriend ... Reginald Carr, 42 ... Drenda Patrick, 43, faces four counts of child neglect. 7700 66th St. N.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Winklers block Mary's visitation

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Mary Winkler's former in-laws have blocked the visits that a judge had said she could start having today with her three young daughters. The Tennessee Court of Appeals in Jackson on Friday stayed all activities regarding visitation in the Winkler case, said Bill Neese, one of the attorneys for the children's paternal grandparents, Dan and Diane Winkler of Huntingdon. The Winklers have had temporary custody of the children - ages 2, 8 and 9 - since Mary Winkler was arrested in March 2006 for the shooting death of her husband.

Friday, September 28, 2007

The Daddy Track

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As society acknowledges that men can be great parents, the number of single fathers is on the rise. So what is life like for men juggling career, family, and home? A lot like life for single moms.

FATHERS-4-JUSTICE: A Volunteer Army Fighting for Truth, Justice and Equality in Family Law

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Two hours. That’s all Chuck begged his ex-wife for: Just two short, precious hours on Sunday to spend with his son. A son that Chuck, a shipbuilding specialist in Eastern Virginia, hasn’t been able to share more than a few minutes’ worth of “father-son” time with over the phone since his bitter divorce from the mother of his only child four years ago. A pile of birthday presents affectionately labeled, “To Jay - Love Dad” sit wrapped and waiting on a chair in Chuck’s home. He expects to have to mail them across town to his son as he's had to do in the past. Remarried, Chuck’s three adolescent stepsons wait expectantly, hoping to share their X Box video games and skateboards with the stepbrother they have only fleetingly had the chance to meet in the past. The Answer was "No"

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Drive-by suspect arrested in Jamaica

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Sep 27, 2007. A 21-year-old man who police believe fled to Jamaica following a drive-by shooting in Rexdale this summer has been arrested for first-degree murder. On June 9, Jose Hierro-Saez was a passenger in a car going west on John Garland Blvd. from Kipling Ave. when another vehicle pulled up next to him, spraying the car with bullets in broad daylight. ... By the end of the month, homicide detectives issued arrest warrants for Anthony Grant, 21, known as T.J., of Brampton, and Devon Vivian, 20, of Toronto. The Canadian-born suspects were believed to have fled to Jamaica. Grant was arrested in Kingston, Jamaica on Sunday by the Royal Jamaica Constabulary Fugitive Apprehension Team....Vivian is still believed to be in Jamaica.

Barbara Kay: Forgetting the male victims of child abuse

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After five years of development and training, in 2006 the protocol -- called the Routine Universal Comprehensive Screening (RUCS), even though it is neither "universal" nor "comprehensive" -- became operative in 25 Ontario public health units. Why only girls and not boys? In Boyd's words, because "there is little point in screening for a health condition when no referral resources are available to serve the needs of those identified."

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Crown seeks 12 to 15 years for 'house of horrors' abuser

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"An Edmonton man who tortured and sexually abused a four-year-old girl who called him 'daddy' should spend at least 12 years in prison, a Crown prosecutor argued in court Monday. Darcy Bannert, who was convicted of sexual assault and confinement in June, wore blue prison coveralls and at times had a smirk on his face as he listened to the Crown during his sentencing hearing."

Federal Way woman pleads guilty to foster child abuse

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"A Federal Way woman accused of poking hypodermic needles into her foster daughter's eyes pleaded guilty to assault. Thirty-four-year-old Chornice Lewis faces more than ten years in prison when she is sentenced November 16th in King County Superior Court at Kent. The Tacoma News Tribune reported the foster child was left blind in one eye and that foster care workers failed to follow through on a decade of complaints about Lewis. She also was accused of beating the girl with an umbrella and burning her tongue with a hot fork. The Department of Social and Health Services reassigned and retrained some workers as a result of the case."

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Parental Alienation

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Mike Murphy's story.

Robert Pedersen Receives Formal Recognition by Calhoun County Michigan

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Robert Pedersen received formal recognition and an award by Calhoun County Michigan on September 20 2007. This was such an honor for Robert and he stated that recognition by a magazine read by 3 million people (Best Life) was great, however being recognized by your local community is even more of an honor. Robert spoke briefly, because of the Calhoun County Commissioners' full agenda that evening, and was given a lengthy applause after he spoke. This was a wonderful evening for everyone.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Grandparents! An unselfish love.

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A dilemma of wondering if it is better to back off from their grandchildren haunts just about every gran & granda, they are torn between abandoning the case because of the tension the children go through even after having obtained the legal right from a judge to see them on a regular basis. One granny, Mary, said, “I don’t know what to do, if I leave them be, it will break their heart and if I don’t, what kind of life are they having being subject to parental alienation.” Mary does not question the children but she senses a strain in their young lives.

When Ties to a Parent Are Cut by the Other

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Amy J. L. Baker, ... chronicled the stories of 40 adults who as children were turned against a parent.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

'I had to choose - my grandchildren or my son'

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'When the marriage ended, I was devastated. I thought of all those years we'd spent together, the happy shared holidays, the family Christmases, and suddenly I was on my own, surplus to requirements, no longer welcomed. It was utterly heartbreaking, but nobody was interested in how I felt."
Jennifer, 54, from Edinburgh, is not talking about the collapse of her own relationship but about her son Mark's divorce. Having been an integral part of family life, the person who collected the two children from school, organised family parties and provided a listening ear for her daughter-in-law, Helen, she was left out in the cold when the couple split up.

Deputy's wife accused of videotaping sex with 16-year-old

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20 Sep 07. ROYAL PALM BEACH - A 22-year-old deputy's wife was arrested for having sex with a 16-year-old high school student and videotaping it, the Palm Beach Sheriff's Office said on Thursday. The man who filmed it and gave it to the deputy was also arrested. Jessica Wink and German Armentano, 28, who both work at a Publix supermarket, were arrested Wednesday and charged with sexual performance by a child. The 16-year-old, whose name was not released was also arrested on the charge.

Teacher in sex case goes missing - Nashville, Tennessee

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22 Sep o7. A Knoxville teacher accused of having an affair with a high school student has gone missing with her two children. Erin McLean --- whose husband, Eric McLean, is charged with killing the 18-year-old student who allegedly had an affair with his wife --- has been missing for a week, according to attorneys for both parties.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Toddler found on roadway

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A Robertson County school bus driver found a naked 28-month old boy standing on the edge of Pinson Road off Highway 76E between White House and Springfield around 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 19. The child's mother, Kresta Warner, 30, was arrested by the Robertson County Sheriff Department. She was charged with child abuse and neglect. This is the second such case in Robertson County in just three days. On Monday, Sept. 17, a Coopertown woman was arrested after her 2-year old was found wandering in the middle of Burgess Gower Road off Highway 49.

Friday, September 21, 2007

CNN Protects Perpetrator of Fraud

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September 18th, 2007. Fort Lauderdale, Florida-CNN has concealed the name of a perpetrator of "paternity fraud". Francisco Rodriquez is the victim of an ordinary case of paternity fraud. The state of Florida insists that he owes $10,000 in back child support payments for a fifteen year old girl who, according to DNA results, is not his daughter. The state even jailed Rodriquez for failure to pay.

Judge Rules Mary Winkler Can Have 'Supervised Visits' With 3 Daughters

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September 19, 2007. NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A woman who killed her minister husband with a shotgun can begin supervised visits with her three young daughters on Sept. 29, a judge ruled Wednesday.

Texas cases of mothers accused of killing kids

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Sept. 19, 2007. HALTOM CITY, Texas — In the latest Texas case of a mother who apparently turned on her children, Alysha Green is accused of dousing her three daughters with gasoline and setting them on fire last weekend. She faces a capital murder charge after her 3-year-old died, and she has been charged with two counts of serious injury to a child as her 5- and 7-year-old daughters remain hospitalized.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

A Tale of Two Cities and Parent Alienation Syndrome - Step Family Zone your Step Family Website

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by Gary Direnfeld, MSW, RSW

Perhaps the most contentious of all custody/access disputes are those involving allegations of one parent undermining the relationship of the children with the other parent. When escalated one sees children caught between a vilified parent and an idolized parent. Therein any negative attributes of the vilified parent are magnified and any attempts to redress issues raised are placed in a context where the efforts are viewed as insincere or inadequate. Hence the vilified parent cannot win for losing. Meanwhile any concerns that might be raised about the idolized parent are either excused or positioned as an artefact of the vilified parent's behaviour. In other words, nothing negative sticks to the idolized parent; it's the other parent's fault. These dynamics are the hallmark of Parent Alienation Syndrome.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Kelsey's mother gets 27 years in prison

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The mother of Kelsey Smith-Briggs used her moment to speak at her formal sentencing today to say to her former mother-in-law, "Kathie, I forgive you.” The judge then ordered Raye Dawn Smith to serve 27 years in prison for enabling child abuse.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Scalded toddler left alone, trial told

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Sep 15, 2007 A 2-year-old girl was left alone in her bed with excruciating scalding water burns to her face and arm while her father sat watching TV, the child's mother says. Juliet Asiamah, 20, testified yesterday at the aggravated assault trial of Gregory Johnson, 34, that he was looking after Briana Asiamah on the night of April 21, 2006, while she went to a movie with a friend.

Mother pleads guilty to kidnapping twins from adoptive parents, fleeing to Canada

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RALEIGH, N. C. (AP) — A mother charged with kidnapping her young twin children from their adoptive parents and fleeing to Canada has pleaded guilty to two counts of international parental kidnapping. ... Allison Quets, 49, of Florida, entered the plea Friday. Held since her arrest in December, when she was found with the twins in Ottawa, she was to be released pending a Dec. 17 sentencing hearing in U.S. District Court. Prosecutors said Quets kidnapped the 17-month-old twins from Kevin and Denise Needham of North Carolina.Quets had a court-sanctioned visit with the twins the weekend before Christmas, but she did not return the toddlers, Tyler Lee and Holly Ann Needham, as ordered by Dec. 24. She was arrested five days later, and the twins were reunited with their adoptive parents in Canada shortly after they were found. The charges carry a maximum penalty of three years in prison, but Quets has already served the minimum sentence recommended by federal sentencing guidelines.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Manitoba father charged in infant's death

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September 14, 2007 Thompson, Man. -- A Manitoba father has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of his infant daughter this summer. RCMP say Nathan Castel was arrested Wednesday. The 20-year-old man was scheduled to make his first court appearance yesterday in Thompson. Mr. Castel's one-month-old daughter, Kyra Bighetty, died June 27 from injuries she suffered at her home in Thompson earlier that day.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Mark Townsend investigates the case of paedophile Timothy Cox

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"Timothy Cox was a quiet, clean-cut 27-year-old who worked for his small family brewery in rural Suffolk. He was also 'the son of god' - the mastermind of a global paedophile ring. Mark Townsend investigates"

Bermuda Proclaims April 25th as Parental Alienation Awareness Day

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MIAMI, Sept. 12 The Honorable Dale Butler, Minister of Rehabilitation, has signed a Proclamation declaring April 25th as Parental Alienation Awareness Day in the Islands of Bermuda. The Proclamation states that, "Parental Alienation involves taking advantage of the suggestibility and dependency of children for the sole purpose of destroying a loving relationship they once shared with a parent." The Proclamation also describes such alienating behaviors as speaking negatively about a parent, interfering with visitation and communication, and discussing inappropriate information, as confusing and frightening for children.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Stolen Fatherhood

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Stolen Fatherhood: Bereavement Without End

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6-year-old found hanged in garage

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"A 6-year-old girl was found hanged inside her family's garage and had been sexually assaulted before she died, police said Wednesday. Authorities have made no arrests or named any suspects since Hannah Mack's body was discovered by her mother on Monday. They are saying little about their investigation."

Lawyers: Woman who kill get lighter sentences

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Authorities say a husband that was stabbed multiple times ran from his wife. It’s something we don’t hear about every day – wives who are accused of attacking their spouses. But lawyers agree that the punishment almost never fits the crime. “The reality is when it comes time for us to pick juries, they can find them guilty, but punishment is always going to be a different kind of hurdle to have to jump,” Assistant D.A. Kelly Siegler said. Siegler knows this all too well. She won a conviction in the case of Susan Wright, a woman who stabber her husband 193 times. But Wright only got 20 years for the crime. “I mean, think about if a man who stabs his wife 193 times would walk away with less than a life sentence,” Siegler said."

The Petition Site : Justice for Children

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If you have a minute, take the time and sign the petition.

Regards, Jim

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Teen dead after school stabbing

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"September 11, 2007
A 17-year-old died after being stabbed in the stomach behind an east-end Toronto high school on Tuesday. The teenager was rushed from Winston Churchill Collegiate Institute to Sunnybrook Hospital. Police are now seeking a suspect, believed also to be 17. Television media stated that the boy was a student at the school, and that police were looking for a vehicle seen leaving the scene. The teen was rushed to hospital with life-threatening injuries, and later died. The incident happened just after noon. The male teen was in a laneway leading from the back of the school when he was stabbed. No arrests have been made."

Monday, September 10, 2007

Another low point in our experience with parental alienation

Yesterday was another low point in our experience with parental alienation.
In the presence of many of his family and friends, our six week old grandson was baptized.
What was missing, however, was the presence of his half-brother and two half-sisters.
Although they had been invited, they did not attend.
If one were to ask their mother, or maternal grandmother, why they did not attend they would no doubt say that it was the children's choice.
That, of course, not the true reason.
In reality, it was a matter of control on the part of the maternal grandmother who successfully isolated her daughters from anyone outside her "cult", and who now is doing the same to her grandchildren.
Though she professes to be a Christian, there is little that she says or does that shows any goodness and mercy.

Regards, Jim

Canada's nine most recent child abandonment cases

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A boy between 24 and 36 hours old was found abandoned on a doorstep.
A seven-pound boy was found abandoned face-first in a department store washroom toilet.
A girl, just hours old, was found on a doorstep in -29 to -39 degrees celsius.
A 22-year-old secretly gives birth to baby in a bathtub, then allegedly covers up the girl's death by disposing of her body in a plastic bag; police say full-term birth may have been stillborn.
A 16-year-old from Laval was charged with second-degree murder after the discovery of a newborn boy in a wooded lot in St. Sophie.
24 year-old Ivana Kevkovic was charged with neglecting to obtain assistance in childbirth and concealing the body of a child.
28-year-old Selena Stevenson admitted snuffing out her baby's first breaths with a plastic bag and discarding his body in a garbage bin on a Manitoba reserve.
A 15-year-old girl dumped her newborn son in the garbage after concealing her pregnancy and giving birth alone in her room.

April, 2005: Edmonton - Katrina Effert, 20, concealed her pregnancy and secretly gave birth to a baby boy in the basement of her parents' home.

She is accused of strangling the infant and throwing his body into a neighbour's yard.

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Do children of divorce want more or less involvement with their fathers? What did researchers find?

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Deny parenting lose your children.

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In a recent case called Edwards the Michigan Court of Appeals talked to us about child custody. I learned that denial of parenting time of the non custodial parent is a change of circumstances that can lead to a change of custody.

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Funny, Sad New Yorker Cartoon on Parental Alienation

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Mother accused in toddler's death in court

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Sep 04, 2007

The Toronto mother accused of murdering her toddler was remanded into custody this morning, appearing via video in a College Park courtroom. Charlene Chambers, 32, was charged with second-degree murder after emergency crews responding to an unknown trouble at her east end home Friday afternoon found the lifeless body of her 3-year-old daughter, Keayanna.

Friday, September 07, 2007

'Whichever parent I am with wants me to be loyal…I can only prove my loyalty by saying I don't want to be wit

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She coached my daughter to testify that I committed DV…My daughter explained how her mother practiced her te

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Mother's murder conviction overturned

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"September 6, 2007. A young Alberta woman sentenced to life in prison for killing her newborn baby has had her conviction overturned. Last fall, a jury found Katrina Effert, 21, guilty of second-degree murder and concealing the body of a child. The three-member Alberta Court of Appeal decided today to award the Wetaskiwin, Alta., woman a new trial. The high court ruled that jurors may not have fully understood the trial judge's explanation of the difference between second-degree murder, manslaughter and infanticide."

Fathers Tend to Pay the Highest Price in Cases of Parental Alienation

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"Despite the rhetorical blathering, the financially devastating and mounting legalese, the “he said, she said” ranting from both sides, no matter how many well-meaning friends may offer up support and sentiment, the bottom line is: fathers and their children are the ones who typically lose in the aftermath of a bad divorce."

Supreme Court of Kentucky to Consider Mother's Request to Select "Legal" Father

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September 7, 2007

On September 12, 2007 at 9a.m., the Supreme Court of Kentucky, in the University of Kentucky’s College of Law courtroom, will hear oral arguments in two potential landmark cases involving parents and children. The first case involves a biological father’s right to seek custody of his infant son. The second case relates to whether a child may be placed in the custody of a “psychological” father rather than with the biological mother."

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Victims sought shelter behind barricade in B.C. home

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OAK BAY, B.C. — Three of the five bodies found inside Peter Hyun Lee's Oak Bay home, including his six-year-old son, were behind a barricade of furniture in a bedroom.

Two more members of the Korean family were in the hallway, all killed in the same manner.

Saanich Police confirmed Wednesday night that the dead were Mr. Lee, 38, his wife Yong Sun Park, 32, and their son, Christian Thomas Jin Young Lee. The other two people were the boy's maternal grandparents, Kum Lea Chun, 59, and Moon Kyu Park, age 66.

Reno woman gets life terms in sex case - The Crime library

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RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Reno woman was sentenced to two life prison terms Friday for allowing her boyfriend to have sex with two of her preteen daughters.

Jackie Williams, 37, a mother of five, and her boyfriend, Michael Jones, had both pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual assault with a child.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Teens to stand trial in December for attempted murder

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September 5, 2007

Two Halifax-area teenage boys will be tried for attempted murder and aggravated assault in a trial set to start right after Christmas. The boys, aged 16 and 17, pleaded not guilty to the charges Tuesday in Halifax provincial court. They were remanded into custody until their three-day trial begins Dec. 27. The teens are charged with trying to kill 40-year-old Warren Wesson who lived above the One World Cafe on Agricola Street in Halifax.

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Youth shooting raises fears

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A block away from where 15-year-old murder victim Jordan Manners lived, residents are wondering when the violence will stop after another teen was gunned down Monday. The 17-year-old youth was found on Shoreham Court, near Jane St. and Steeles Ave. W., after being shot in the left leg, abdomen and shoulder.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

GTA - Police snare `wolf pack' terrorizing west-end parks

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Newborn left in toilet, woman, 21, charged

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Prince Albert, Sask. — Criminal charges have been laid in the high-profile case of a baby boy who was born in a Wal-Mart bathroom in May and left in the toilet.A 21-year-old female, believed to be the boy's mother, has been charged with child abandonment. She will be in custody until her first court appearance on Sept. 13.

AB 612 Will Make It Harder to Protect Children from Parental Alienation

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Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Arrest made in Islander's death: Calgary police

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Calgary police have made an arrest in the death of a teenager with ties to Prince Edward Island. Gage Prevost, 17, was killed when he was pushed in front of a moving train in downtown Calgary earlier this summer. Police in that city now have a 25-year-old woman in custody after expanding their search to Edmonton. Prevost lived on P.E.I. before moving west and still has family on the Island.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

3 charged after fatal east-end stabbing

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Aug 28, 2007 12:59 AM
Three teenagers were arrested on Monday in connection with the fatal stabbing of a man in the city’s east end last weekend. Russell Hoffman, 35, was found in the area of Pharmacy and Denton Aves. around 12:20 a.m. on Sunday with stab wounds to his upper body. He was rushed to hospital where he later died. Hoffman’s brother was also found severely beaten. Police said the brothers got into a fight with three men around midnight, which began inside a Pharmacy Ave. house and ended up spilling onto the street. Alfredo Dix, 19, Bartosz Prusakiewicz, 19, and Baran Yilmaz, 18, were arrested on Monday and charged with second-degree murder.

Teenager shot three times near Jordan Manners's home

globeandmail.com: Teenager shot three times near Jordan Manners's home

August 28, 2007

The sight of forensic investigators scouring a north-end neighbourhood for clues was all too familiar for residents yesterday after a 17-year-old man was shot three times just metres from where Jordan Manners lived.

The community housing complex on Shoreham Court near Jane Street and Steeles Avenue West has a long history of gun violence, and was most recently shaken by the death of the 15-year-old high school student in May and a gunfight that erupted last week during a children's barbecue.

After yesterday's brazen shootout, police say they found the man collapsed and bleeding in a parking lot of the public housing complex just before 5 p.m. He was rushed to Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, where he was listed in critical condition. Police were looking for at least three men last night.

Abandoning baby charge put over

Osprey Media. - North Bay Nugget - Ontario, CA

August 21, 2007

A 25-year-old woman was not in court Tuesday when her charges of abandoning a baby to die in the woods were put over for two more weeks.

Tabitha Lyn Etches, who also goes by the name Lyn Tabitha Marie Etches, remains free on bail and has her next court date Sept.

Etches was arrested June 8 and charged with infanticide and failing to get help with childbirth.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Contentious divorces - Parental Alienation Syndrome

Sam Hasler's Indiana Divorce & Family Law Blog: Contentious divorces - Parental Alienation Syndrome

I first heard the term Parental Alienation Syndrome back in 1999. It was a very ugly divorce with some very nasty allegations made against my client, the husband, which the judge chose to believe. He changed his mind when the mother absconded with the child when the father was finally given unfettered visitation rights.

Town struggles to deal with mother and daughter's death, son's arrest

Town struggles to deal with mother and daughter's death, son's arrest

Last Updated: Monday, August 27, 2007 | 1:29 PM CT

A small francophone village in southwestern Manitoba is planning an "intervention session" Monday evening to help local residents deal with the violent deaths Friday of two members of a local family and the arrest of a third.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Parent Help for Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS).

Parent Help for Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS).

Dr. Katherine Andre talks about PAS to parents of alienated children.

Couple arrested for child neglect

Sapulpa Daily Herald - Couple arrested for child neglect

Published: August 24, 2007 11:58 am

A Sapulpa man and woman were arrested on Wednesday for neglect. Patrolman Brandon Larson of the Sapulpa Police Department was dispatched to a Sapulpa residence on a welfare check. According to Detective Brett Henson, Larson was responding to a report from an anonymous caller. According to the caller’s report, there was a 3-year-old child in a house with no electricity.
Larson arrived at the residence and made contact with Eddie Dwayne Hughes, 46. Rachelle Loyce Robin, 37, was reportedly found passed out in a chair.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Two arrests made over shooting of 11-year old boy in Liverpool

MND: News and Commentary Since 2001 » Two arrests made over shooting of 11-year old boy in Liverpool

Two teenagers, aged 14 and 18, have been arrested on suspicion of the murder of an 11-year-old boy. The boy, identified by detectives as Rhys Jones, was shot last night in the Croxteth area of Liverpool, on his way home from playing football, by a hooded youth. The police are expecting to make further arrests during the week.

Merseyside Police have said the youths, both males, are also from the Croxteth area. They have since been bailed, and the police are now looking for a person aged 13 to 15-years-old. There is some speculation that a gang known as the "Croxteth Crew" may have been involved.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Google Directory - Parental Alienation Syndrome

Google Directory - Parental Alienation Syndrome

Parental Alienation Syndrome: How to Detect It and What to Do About It by J. Michael Bone and Michael R. Walsh

Parental Alienation Syndrome: How to Detect It and What to Do About It by J. Michael Bone and Michael R. Walsh

Events in the death and disappearance of Jessie Davis

Ohio.com - AP

By The Associated Press

A timeline of key events in the death and disappearance of Jessie Davis

Boy faces Pinel evaluation

Boy faces Pinel evaluation

PAUL CHERRY, The Gazette

Published: 6 hours ago

A 15-year-old boy accused of first-degree murder in the death of Francesca St. Pierre will undergo an evaluation to determine if he is fit to stand trial.

New research on alienated children

new research on alienated children

Several years ago, our newsletter featured an article on parental alienation, in which we summarized Richard Gardner's proposition that parental alienation syndrome, or PAS, was a diagnosable disorder with distinct features. Over the past several years, his opinions have received much criticism and led mental health professionals to formulate research-based explanations of the dynamics that cause children to reject contact with a parent. On the basis of their research, Drs. Joan Kelly and Janet Johnston recently published a new theory of the alienated child, which we believe advances understanding of this complicated issue. Since this topic is of interest to so many of our readers, we are providing a summary of their paper.

Man pleads guilty to killing girlfriend;

Osprey Media. - The Kingston Whig-Standard - Ontario, CA:

Sue Yanagisawa Local News - Thursday, August 23, 2007 @ 00:00

A 22-year-old Kingston man who took the life of Lindsey May Dibert two years ago, stabbing her while she was on the telephone with a 911 operator asking for help, has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder. Steven Steacy, whose mental condition deteriorated following his arrest to the point where he was considered unfit to stand trial, appeared lucid as he was brought into the courtroom yesterday, dressed in a pale-green shirt and khaki slacks."

Accused killer surrenders

winnipegsun.com - Winnipeg News - Accused killer surrenders

Wed, August 22, 2007






Jason McDowell: Surrendered

A Canada-wide search for a man accused of killing his girlfriend in an East St. Paul home has ended.

Jason Harvey McDowell, 26, turned himself into the RCMP's D division headquarters around 7 p.m. yesterday. He was accompanied by his lawyer.

Police uncertain how young mother died

TheStar.com - News - Police uncertain how young mother died

Aug 23, 2007 08:59 PM


Staff Reporters

Police are looking at a number of theories as to how a mother of three died after being confronted at a Kingston Road motel with a man.

The 22-year-old succumbed to her injuries Thursday. Paramedics found her traumatized body outside a vehicle on a driveway at an apartment building at 2225 Eglinton Ave. E. just after daybreak Wednesday.

Police allege the woman's common-law husband drove her there after slashing another man at the Roycroft Motel early Wednesday. The common-law husband faces attempted murder, aggravated assault and dangerous weapons charges.

But investigators are not certain yet whether he is directly to blame for the young woman's death.