Thursday, May 31, 2007

Nephew arrested in east-end slaying

TheStar.com - Crime - Nephew arrested in east-end slaying:

"Police have charged a Toronto man with second-degree murder after his uncle’s lifeless body was found yesterday in an east-end apartment. "

A Father and Son Separated by Divorce Finally Reunite--in Iraq

MNDv3 Serving Man Daily Since 2001 » A Father and Son Separated by Divorce Finally Reunite--in Iraq:

"The father and son in the article below were separated by divorce when the boy, now 20, was only a toddler."

Violence and Gender Reexamined

Violence and Gender Reexamined - APA Books:

"Violence and Gender Reexamined challenges one of western culture’s most deeply held assumptions: That violence against women is different from violence against men. In this elegantly argued and well-researched book, author Richard Felson argues that this type of violence is rarely the result of sexism or hatred against women and that sexism may actually inhibit violence against women. The author cites research suggesting that the motives for violence against women are similar to the motives for violence against men: to control, to gain retribution, and to promote or defend self-image. These motives play a role in almost all violence, regardless of gender. "

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Coming to the aid of abused women

TheStar.com - living - Coming to the aid of abused women:

"Janet has a faint web of scars around her neck and the marks of defensive wounds on the fingers of her right hand. Ten years ago, when she was 21, Janet's boyfriend attacked her with a butcher knife in her Durham Region home and came within 5 millimetres of her jugular vein."

Divorce: Women who walk

http://www.centredaily.com/living/story/110961.html:

"Alicia Lahti knew that people viewed her 23-year marriage as happy. And why not? Her husband was 'a wonderful man,' she said. Together they built a home and careers, traveled and raised two 'brilliant kids,' now 17 and 21."

Van Krevel tastes freedom

Van Krevel tastes freedom - National - smh.com.au:

"Belinda Van Krevel, who was convicted six years ago of soliciting her boyfriend to murder her father with a tomahawk, has been released from prison this morning."

Dissident Domestic Violence Experts Announce Ground-Breaking Conference: 'From Ideology to Inclusion'

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"Last year dozens of leading authorities in the domestic violence field formed the National Family Violence Legislative Resource Center (NFVLRC) to change the domestic violence system. The NFVLRC advocates for non-discriminatory and evidence-based policies and seeks to correct the many damaging laws and policies which have been based on misleading claims. "

Murdered woman was violent, court told

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"A woman who was killed and dismembered in an Oakville condominium had a violent personality and once threatened to kill her mother and younger sister, jurors heard today."

Jefferys teacher: `Clues were there'

TheStar.com - News - Jefferys teacher: `Clues were there':

"C.W. Jefferys Collegiate is a school wracked by lawlessness, where students swear, threaten violence, and throw textbooks at teachers who do not have authority to keep order, say some present and former teachers.

"If what the C.W. Jefferys teacher says is true, let's hope the "powers that be do" not shot the messanger"

Unthinkable Tragedy: Mother & Four Children Found Hanging In Closet

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"Something terrible happened in a small Texas town Tuesday and there's only one tiny witness to what happened. But she's too young to ever tell police what really took place. Authorities in Hudson Oaks, about 40 kilometres from Fort Worth, discovered a gruesome scene at a trailer park. The bodies of four people - a 23-year-old mother and three little girls, ages 5, 3 and 2 - were discovered hanged using articles of clothing inside a bedroom closet of one of the mobile homes. "

Two Teens Avoid Jail In Crash That Killed Local Cabbie

CityNews: Two Teens Avoid Jail In Crash That Killed Local Cabbie:

"They killed a Toronto taxi driver as they sped up Mt. Pleasant and St. Clair on January 24, 2006. But they won't be going to jail. The two teens behind one of the worst apparent street racing incidents of the past two years walked out of court on Tuesday, lucky to escape more serious punishment. "

"Sounds to me like justice denied ... Pakistani immigrant about to become Canadian killed ... chances of his family coming to Canada from Pakistan shattered ... rich kids (Wang-Piao Dumani Ross and Alexander Ryazanov), or their parents, get high priced lawyers ... ... kids, essentially, get off light ... let's hope the Crown appeals."

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Slain teenager's family seeks action on violence

TheStar.com - News - Slain teenager's family seeks action on violence: "

The family of 15-year-old Jordan Manners would prefer to focus on why the 'senseless violence' that killed him is so prevalent in society rather than dwell on the guilt or innocence of his accused killers, says their designated spokesperson."

Monday, May 28, 2007

We need more men in the classrooms

We need more men in the classrooms - Opinion - Manawatu Standard:

"Many men are wary of being early childhood and primary school teachers because they fear being charged with inappropriate conduct. It's likely that in the rush to protect children from that tiny percentage of male abusers, we've created a different monster - a big pool of rudderless, underachieving boys who learn life lessons from violent fantasy worlds. One answer lies in luring more men back into classrooms, everyone agrees on that. But as the figure of 15 out of 158 indicates, there's a long way to go and it's not happening yet"

Experts say violence against men does happen

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"He was a huge Marine. His wife might have weighed 90 pounds. So it surprised Jackie Brown to learn the burly soldier was being abused by his petite spouse. 'It was an eye-opening experience for me,' said Brown, staff attorney for the Wyoming Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. 'Not that I didn't believe him, but it was shocking.'"

When rights collide with freedoms

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True story: man kills wife, stabbing her in the neck 19 times with a steak knife, is convicted of first-degree murder and appeals on basis that she was unfaithful and, as a devout Muslim, he was protecting family honour."

Teen charged over Winnipeg stabbing

globeandmail.com: Teen charged over Winnipeg stabbing:

"WINNIPEG — A 16-year-old has been charged with second-degree murder after a young man was stabbed during an argument on a Winnipeg street. Police say the 19-year-old victim had left a residence about 3:30 a.m. Saturday with several other people when he was confronted by a teenage male and stabbed in the upper body."

Police lay murder charge in Toronto school shooting

globeandmail.com: Police lay murder charge in Toronto school shooting:

"In a series of dramatic raids Sunday morning in the northwest corner of Toronto in which police reportedly broke down a door, a 17-year-old suspect was arrested in the shooting death of 15-year-old Jordan Manners. A second suspect, also 17, later turned himself into police."

Canada: Mom to protect abducted kids

CANOE -- CNEWS - Canada: Mom to protect abducted kids:

"The mother who embarked on an international mission to rescue her abducted children from her ex-husband said she's opened avenues to allow her daughters future contact with their father"

"This lady must be a most undestanding and compassionate person ... lets hope it works out best for all those involved."

The Campaign For Legal Right Of Contact between Grandparents/grandchildren.

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"As you can imagine this campaign is a very emotional one. If you have not suffered the problem of being cut off from someone you love you cannot envisage the devastation and heartbreak it causes. I’ve been told “that will never happen to me” I thought that too, but it did happen, fate can be very cruel when a member of your family unexpectedly dies. It can change family life for ever. Not only is this campaign an emotional one but is a very serious and frightening one for our children. The following are problems for children that the governments of the past have failed to address"

Sunday, May 27, 2007

John Turley-Ewart: The Shooting of Jordan Manners generates the same tired mantras about guns and the US

National Post:

Interviewed on the John Oakley show Thursday morning, Mr. Miller repeated his observation that he has 'met with so many mothers in this city who have lost usually their sons to violence and it is impossible to console a mother in those circumstances.' This is valid enough, but when the Mayor was asked generally why so many young men who are involved in gun violence are also fatherless and part of a gangster culture, he downplayed the important role of fathers in the lives of boys. Mr. Miller told John Oakley, who called him on this, that he had grown up without a father and that he is not convinced a father is needed in a child's life. That to even raise the issue is to blame the mothers. Such is the view of a Mayor who rather play politics than deal with the reality of gun violence and the important place fathers and, in their absence, male role models play in a boy's life."

Mother of abandoned baby comes forward

globeandmail.com: Mother of abandoned baby comes forward:

"PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. — A woman who police allege abandoned her newborn child in a Wal-Mart washroom in Prince Albert, Sask., earlier this week has come forward. Police said in a news release Saturday that the mother, accompanied by family members, came forward to police Friday night."

I had 8 lawyers in 3 countries

"I had 8 lawyers in 3 countries..." Current Thinking from Brad Gibson:

"Last night we left our porch light on in recognition of National Missing Children's Day. We learned about that by being privileged to attend a fund raising event for the Missing Children Society of Canada in Calgary. The guest speaker was Melissa Hawach who was there to describe her story and her happy ending. While Melissa chided the TV News Guy MC for the media's sensationalizing of her experience, it is a pretty special tale by a woman who clearly crossed a threshold in her quest to get her daughters back. No doubt, Americans will probably be introduced to her story by way of a motion picture or movie-of-the-week but hearing about the mobilization of her will in person was an experience I will always remember. "

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Adult Children of Parental Alienation Syndrome: Breaking the Ties That Bind

NP Psychotherapy Books:

"Parental alienation syndrome (PAS) occurs when one parent, often in response to divorce or separation, successfully manipulates a child to turn against the other parent. In its most extreme form, children report that they despise or are frightened of the targeted parent, and refuse to have any relationship with him or her. Researchers are just beginning to study the ramifications of PAS on the child victims. In this groundbreaking book, Baker describes the long-term impact of PAS, which may include depression, divorce, substance abuse, trust issues, and alienation from a victim's own children well into adulthood."

Friday, May 25, 2007

Woman's body found in box at Vancouver-area factory

globeandmail.com: Woman's body found in box at Vancouver-area factory:

"VANCOUVER — A woman's decaying body was found in a box in the parking lot of a Vancouver-area bag-making factory, police say. The RCMP would not give details about the woman's race, age, height or weight because of the body's state of decomposition."

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Justice for Children - Enforcement for Access Orders Petition

Justice for Children - Enforcement for Access Orders Petition:

"We ask that Canada enforce Access Orders in Family Court. Once a court of law has determined that a child should have access to both parents that needs to be enforced. Without this enforcment many children are being denied access to their non-custodial parent and their parent/child bond and relationships are being destroyed. Children deserve both parents. "

Parental Alienation and Hostile Aggressive Parenting Awareness Organization - Emotional and mental child abuse

Parental Alienation and Hostile Aggressive Parenting Awareness Organization - Emotional and mental child abuse:

"Parental alienation involves the mental manipulation of children with the sole purpose of destroying a loving and warm relationship they once shared with a parent. "

Prosecution of mother not answer, A-G says

globeandmail.com: Prosecution of mother not answer, A-G says:

I find this hard to believe.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Man sentenced to prison for assaulting 9-month-old son - Wed, May 23, 2007

Postbulletin.com: Man sentenced to prison for assaulting 9-month-old son - Wed, May 23, 2007:

"A Rochester man has been sentenced to two years in prison for assaulting his 9-month-old son last year. Olmsted District Judge Jodi Williamson sentenced Todd Alan Mlenar, 38, 3921 15th Ave. N.W., to two years in prison. He receives credit for any time already served. "

Baby burned in microwave leaves hospital

cBaby burned in microwave leaves hospital:

"GALVESTON, Texas -- A baby girl was released from a hospital 11 days after police say she was burned in a motel microwave oven.
The infant's mother blamed the devil for what happened, saying Satan compelled her husband to put the baby in the microwave. The devil 'saw my husband as a threat' because of his efforts to become a preacher, Eva Marie Mauldin, 20, told Houston television station KHOU."

Disturbing disclosures admitted as evidence in sex abuse trial

630 CHED - CHEDAM:

"EDMONTON/630 CHED - An Edmonton judge has ruled several disturbing disclosures by a four-year-old girl to her foster mother will be admitted as evidence in a sex abuse and torture trial. The girl's 22-year-old mother and 25-year-old stepfather each face multiple charges, including sexual offences, assault causing bodily harm, pot growing, unlawful confinement and causing a child to need protective services. Among the statements admitted as evidence are ones where the girl said her stepfather had sexually assaulted her. "

David Hasselhoff - Alec Baldwin - Celebrity

David Hasselhoff - Alec Baldwin - Celebrity - New York Times:

"The Hasselhoff and Baldwin recordings are not typical celebrity fodder, because both have become weapons in venomous custody battles. The identities of the people who leaked the material have not become public, but Mr. Hasselhoff and Mr. Baldwin have pointed in the direction of their ex-wives. However it happened, all the players are now involved in a high-stakes publicity war. "

Police make plea for cellphone video, photos of 13-year-old's fatal stabbing

globeandmail.com: Police make plea for cellphone video, photos of 13-year-old's fatal stabbing:

"VANCOUVER — Vancouver police are appealing to the public for cellphone videos or pictures from witnesses to a weekend teen brawl that led to the stabbing death of 13-year-old Chrisna Poeung."

Human Rights Violation Complaint Against United States

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This is another one of those "it's junk science" articles.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Woman sentenced for decapitating daughter

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"SEATTLE - The case is chilling. And the final moments came in a King County court Friday afternoon as a mother was sentenced to 23 years in prison for beating, then killing her daughter."

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Parental Alienation Syndrome: PAS and Hostile Aggressive Parenting (HAP) Unveiled

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"Much research has been done on PAS and HAP as to it's relevance in divorce and subsequent custody cases. In two articles, we will discuss & shed light on battling sources"

Friday, May 18, 2007

Arkansas Supreme Court Rules Man Must Continue to Pay Child Support for Child Who Isn't His

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'The Arkansas Supreme Court has upheld a lower court's decision requiring an Ashley County man to pay child support for a child he didn't father, because he didn't contest the paternity in his divorce decree."

Thursday, May 17, 2007

PASdirectory

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"One of the goals of PsyCare is to promote education and research on contemporary issues facing today's families. We are beginning our undertaking by offering information about what we have learned in the past ten years about parental alienation.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Boy Didn't Go to Disney World with Dad Because 'Mom Said You Were Going to Kill Me'

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'After I was divorced from my son's mother, she would constantly use him as a pawn. I remember two instances in particular."

End family violence, Michaelle Jean says

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"FREDERICTON – Calling family violence a 'tragedy,' Gov. Gen. Michaelle Jean delivered a passionate speech today calling for a concerted effort to end the abuse of women."

Turning children against a parent constitutes child abuse

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"After reading the letters that have appeared over the last several weeks regarding fathers, child custody and court hearings, I would like to add another subject to ponder: Parental alienation. The anger and bitterness that most feel during the breakdown of a marriage is most likely the root of these battles. After all, outside of abusive situations, why wouldn't mothers want their children to still be involved and influenced by the father that was acceptable to parent up to the point of separation and divorce? This launches the final strike to control a situation and get even."

Monday, May 14, 2007

Three Little Pigs

BCNG Portals Page:

"Several years ago in Ontario an Ontario Superior Court Judge fined a woman $10,000.00 for “poisoning” the minds of her children against their loving father. Specifically, the woman had repeatedly failed to comply with several court orders which required her to facilitate contact between the children and their father. The Court could have awarded sole custody of the children to the father but acknowledged that such action was inappropriate since the youngest child now 16 was “so attached to the mother.” This sad case amply demonstrates, once the emotional and psychological damage is done to the child, there is no force, legal or otherwise, strong enough to force a child to maintain a loving relationship with the other parent."

Saturday, May 12, 2007

"Any forensic psychologist will say it's possible for a child to be turned away from a loving parent"

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"The San Antonio Express-News article 'Baldwin case underscores argument about PAS' (5/4/07) has quotes from three of the leading authorities on Parental Alienation Syndrome--J. Michael Bone, Richard Warshak and Amy J.L. Baker, author of Adult Children of Parental Alienation Syndrome: Breaking the Ties that Bind."

Friday, May 11, 2007

Study: Child Abuse in Military Families Increases AFTER the Father Deploys

MNDv3 Serving Man Daily Since 2001 » Study: Child Abuse in Military Families Increases AFTER the Father Deploys:

" New study shows that child abuse increases in military families after the military parent deploys. Strangely, the study's authors apparently don't publicly reveal who--the mother or the father--is doing the abusing."

A white man struggles to reclaim his children

globeandmail.com: A white man struggles to reclaim his children:

"He always thought of himself as a doting father, a man who read bedtime stories to his two children every night before tucking them under the covers, who would delight in wrapping his arms around them in a bear hug. If not the picture-perfect father, he figured he was close enough."

Alec Baldwin and Parens Patriae

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"Actor Alec Baldwin has been raked over the coals for a phone call he made to his daughter. It was not a very nice phone call, but then most of us can recall unpleasant conversations with family members. How many of us are called on the carpet by the national media, forced to explain our private behavior, subject to a public debate over whether we should be permitted to keep our children, and then summoned to court?"

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Michigan NOW Fights New Shared Parenting Bill

MNDv3 Serving Man Daily Since 2001 » Michigan NOW Fights New Shared Parenting Bill:

"The Michigan National Organization for Women just put out an Action Alert opposing HB 4564, the Michigan Shared Parenting Bill. NOW writes: 'Joint custody is more expensive, as it presupposes the maintenance of two households with sufficient room and necessities for the children.' In other words, it's more economically efficient for the child to live with mom in a household dad finances, and for the child to see dad in a park on Sundays and no more. This is hardly in the best interests of children. And since NOW is interested in economic efficiency, I would argue that it's more economically efficient to not get divoced to begin with, but since the vast majority of divorces are initiated by women, NOW is not about to come out against divorce."

Attorneys Behind Racy Billboard Furious At Removal

cbs2chicago.com - Attorneys Behind Racy Billboard Furious At Removal:

"CBS) CHICAGO A spicy billboard on Rush Street was just like a Hollywood marriage: hot and heavy out of the gate, but very brief. Just as soon as the divorce ad went up, an alderman had it pulled from its perch within days. And as CBS 2's Mai Martinez reports, the attorneys behind the billboard are seeing red."

Create a successful parenting plan for children after divorce

Georgia Family Law Blog: Create a successful parenting plan for children after divorce

Too bad more people do not adopt this approach "for the sake of the children".

Parental alienation divides even experts

Parental alienation divides even experts:

"'Parental alienation happens, but there's no clinical syndrome you can say in court and get away with,' argues Paul Jay Fink, professor of psychiatry at Temple University School of Medicine. 'Richard Gardner was a charlatan and hundreds of women and children across the country have been damaged because of his crazy idea.'

But experts like Demosthenes Lorandos, a clinical psychologist and lawyer who has cowritten 'The International Handbook of PAS,' says the phenomenon has been well-studied and documented in more than 160 peer-reviewed articles from around the globe."

Monday, May 07, 2007

Teen fires lawyer just before sex slaying trial begins

Teen fires lawyer just before sex slaying trial begins:

"EDMONTON — A 17-year-old accused in the sex slaying of a 13-year-old Edmonton girl has fired her lawyer just as her trial was about to begin."

Take Action Against Parental Alienation Syndrome

Parental Alienation Syndrome - Take Action Against Parental Alienation Syndrome:

"What to Do if You Suspect PAS
First, it is critical that you continue to do everything that you can to maintain your relationship with your child. Continue to call your child and attempt to adhere to the agreed upon visitation schedule. Even if your ex is withholding visitations, do not allow him or her to claim you are making no effort to see your child."

Parental Alienation

Parental Alienation Columns PE.com Southern California News News for Inland Southern California:

"One of the most difficult and gut-wrenching types of counseling I have ever attempted involves repairing parental alienation. When a young child has been told repeatedly how bad, dishonest, evil and selfish the 'other' parent is by the parent they live with, it is a huge uphill battle to try and bring the alienated parent back into a relationship with the child."

Sunday, May 06, 2007

The American Psychological Association and Parental Alienation Syndrome

GlennSacks.com » Blog Archive » The American Psychological Association and Parental Alienation Syndrome:

"Despite the enormous political pressure put on the APA by misguided women's advocates who oppose PAS, the APA has put out mixed messages about Parental Alienation Syndrome. During the controversy I asked shared parenting advocate Les Veskrna, MD to write an article for my site sorting out the truth about the APA and PAS. Veskrna asserts, 'the APA has, in fact, heretofore made a significant endorsement of the validity of PAS.' Below is his piece."

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Mom of girl, 12, `never took her out'

TheStar.com - News - Mom of girl, 12, `never took her out':

"A 12-year-old disabled girl, allegedly sexually abused by the crack addicts who frequented her mother's drug den, lived in squalor and rarely left the dirty third-floor apartment in the city's west end, according to a long-time neighbour."

This is the sound of me barfing...

sinister girl: This is the sound of me barfing...

Read what a NOW supporter has to say ... makes me wonder about her concept of reality.

Relationships: Separate, and not equal

Relationships: Separate, and not equal: "

Alec Baldwin's phone message has made 'parental alienation' the media's hot new phrase. But other parents, as well as lawyers and psychologists dealing with ugly custody battles, have been familiar with it for years."

Thursday, May 03, 2007

globeandmail.com: Six men, mother accused in sex assault of Toronto girl

globeandmail.com: Six men, mother accused in sex assault of Toronto girl:

TORONTO — Six men are facing charges following allegations a 12-year-old developmentally delayed girl was sexually assaulted at her Toronto home over a one-year period. Toronto Police said the girl lived with her mother between November 2005 and November 2006 when the alleged assaults took place."

Parental Alienation Syndrome - PAS - Child Custody Disputes

Parental Alienation Syndrome - PAS - Child Custody Disputes:

Identifying Behaviors Associated With PAS

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Shockome Syndrome

glennsacks.com Shockome Syndrome:

"The feminist movement is worried about the fatherhood movement. The California National Organization for Women recently issued a 95-page report called Disorder in the Courts: Mothers and Their Allies Take on the Family Law System, in which they warn 'the fathers' rights movement has been gaining strength and legitimacy. Fatherhood groups are well-funded, well-organized and publicly supported through conservative mouthpieces in the media.' In the report, many prominent figures in the Feminist Family Law Movement (FFLM) call for a 'mothers' rights movement' to block the rising fatherhood movement. "

False Domestic Violence Accusations Can Lead To Parental Alienation Syndrome By David Heleniak

False Domestic Violence Accusations Can Lead To Parental Alienation Syndrome By David Heleniak:

"Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS) is a pattern of thoughts and behavior that can develop in a child of separated parents where the custodial parent causes the child, through manipulation and access blocking, to unjustifiably fear and/or hate the other parent. PAS is more than brainwashing, in that the child comes to actively participate in the degradation of the target parent, coming up with original (often ludicrous) reasons to fear/hate him or her."