Friday, June 29, 2007

A Brave Dad Battles Parental Alienation

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"The elemental bond that links fathers with their children is the subject of ancient poetry, biblical legend, and even diplomatic stand-offs. Remember Homer's epic saga of Odysseus and Telemachus? The New Testament tale of the prodigal son? And of course the Elian Gonzalez case.

Xavier Quinta was born on June 24, 1998 to Bennett Vonderheide and Wendy Flanders of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. But the relationship went sour and the couple separated."

Mother, boyfriend being sent directly to trial

The Winnipeg Free Press Online Edition:

"THE mother of five-year-old homicide victim Phoenix Sinclair will be tried on charges of first-degree murder, along with her boyfriend, without a preliminary hearing, Manitoba justice officials have decided.

Prosecutors authorized direct indictments against Samantha Kematch and Karl McKay in the abuse and killing of Phoenix. No trial date has been set."

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Tabitha Lyn Etches

Osprey Media. - North Bay Nugget - Ontario, CA:

"A mother accused of leaving her baby in the woods to die did not have to make her latest appearance in court Tuesday morning.

Tabitha Lyn Etches, 25, has been released to the care of her father, Bruce Etches."

Murder warrants issued in fatal drive-by shooting

CTV Toronto - Murder warrants issued in fatal drive-by shooting - CTV News, Shows and Sports -- Canadian Television:

"Toronto police have issued first-degree murder warrants for two suspects in connection with a fatal drive-by shooting earlier this month in the city's west end.

Police believe Anthony Grant, 21, of Brampton, and Devon Vivian, 20, of Toronto, fled the country following the June 9 murder of 19-year-old Jose Hierro Saez in Rexdale."

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Jill Brooke: Resisting the Urge To Diss Your Ex When Your Kids Visit on Father's Day

Jill Brooke: Resisting the Urge To Diss Your Ex When Your Kids Visit on Father's Day - Living Now on The Huffington Post:

"This weekend, moms across America will be biting their tongues not to diss their exes when their kids visit their dads for Father's Day. And it will not be easy.

One friend wanted to say to her son as he left clutching his Batman backpack, 'Have a good time and remind that no-good father of yours that he's late with the house payments.'"

Court upholds revoking of wife killer's bail

globeandmail.com: Court upholds revoking of wife killer's bail:

"The public would be justifiably appalled to see an Ontario man free on bail in the face of overwhelming evidence that he stalked and butchered his estranged wife, the Ontario Court of Appeal said in a ruling released yesterday.

The court's decision to order the detention of Edland Wallace Mordue was made last September, but it was suppressed under a publication ban until Mr. Mordue could be tried for the first-degree murder of his second wife, Lois Mordue.

The 59-year-old man was convicted in April, and sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole for 25 years."

Child Left In Stroller At Disney World

Child Left In Stroller At Disney World - Central Florida News 13:

"A mother and father are facing child neglect charges after deputies say they left their young child in the hot sun at Disney World.

According to the Osceola County Sheriff's Office, Juan and Dannette Rodriguez left the 3-year-old sitting in a stroller in the sun while they went on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride."

In a trial attuned to sadness, one young witness casts a heavy pall

globeandmail.com: In a trial attuned to sadness, one young witness casts a heavy pall:

"MEDICINE HAT — The bar for sadness is set pretty damn high at the murder trial of the country's most notorious 13-year-old girl.

Known only as J.R., she is charged with three counts of first-degree murder in the slayings here last year of her parents and eight-year-old brother. Facing identical charges, though not on trial here, is her former boyfriend, Jeremy Steinke, now 24."

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Police suspect double-murder suicide in Toronto slayings

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"TORONTO — Police are trying to piece together the sequence of events that culminated in what they're calling a double-murder suicide in an east-end Toronto home. The bodies of two women and a man were discovered Monday night in the two-storey home. Police are releasing few details about the incident which in which they say two women, aged 78 and 47, were slain by the 32-year-old man before he took his own life."

Judge Duncan's Alternatives to Divorce Court; Collaborative Law Explained |

Judge Duncan's Alternatives to Divorce Court; Collaborative Law Explained | LifeTwo:

"Judge Roderic Duncan, who spent a decade deciding which spouse would receive custody, support and assets in the crowded family law courts of Oakland, has some unusual advice for warring couples: 'Stay out of court.'"

How a teen's tough talk prefaced tragic reality

globeandmail.com: How a teen's tough talk prefaced tragic reality:

"MEDICINE HAT — She sometimes wears little-girl tops that tie at the back, but evidence that she may have been driving a plan to kill her whole family got some degree of confirmation here yesterday.

The girl, now 13, is on trial in the stab-and-slash deaths of her parents and eight-year-old brother in April last year. Under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, she can be identified only as J.R.

She is pleading not guilty to three counts of first-degree murder, while her boyfriend at the time, 24-year-old Jeremy Steinke, faces the same charges but hasn't got a trial date yet."

Monday, June 25, 2007

Man Gets Life in Prison for Producing Video of Toddler Being Raped

Man Gets Life in Prison for Producing Video of Toddler Being Raped:

"by Jim Kouri - WASHINGTON, DC -– A Boise, Idaho man has been sentenced to life in prison plus 60 years for producing a video of a toddler being sexually abused and raped, and sharing it on the Internet with a sex offender in Canada, Assistant Attorney General Alice S. Fisher of the Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Thomas E. Moss of the District of Idaho announced.

Jerry L. Banks Sr., 54, was sentenced by Judge William B. Shubb of the Eastern District of California, sitting in the District of Idaho. Banks was convicted on Nov. 21, 2006, of child pornography charges. "

Mother Arrested After Allegedly Leaving Baby In Hot Car

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"Kissimmee, Fla. -- A Kissimmee woman was in the Osceola County jail Monday night, accused of leaving her 3-month-old infant in a hot car for 40 minutes. Tashana Luz, 25, was arrested over the weekend after an off-duty Kissimmee police officer found the baby in a car at The Loop Shopping Center on Osceola Parkway."

Adopted son surrenders to RCMP in Manitoba

globeandmail.com: Adopted son surrenders to RCMP in Manitoba:

"A week after a retired public servant was found dead in her Ottawa home, her 19-year-old adopted son is expected to appear in court charged with her murder.

Aaron Howard surrendered to the RCMP in Crystal City, Man., late Wednesday night after being sought on a nationwide warrant for first-degree murder in connection with the death of 61-year-old Deborah Frankel-Howard."

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Manners's sister barred from visiting family

globeandmail.com: Manners's sister barred from visiting family:

"The sister of Jordan Manners can no longer visit her grieving mother, who is mourning the death of the 15-year-old gunned down inside his North York school.

Necole Small, 25, was released on bail yesterday after spending the weekend in jail on firearms charges. But she was ordered to keep out of the troubled Jane and Finch neighbourhood where she was arrested last Wednesday during a roundup aimed at shutting down the Driftwood Crips street gang, her lawyer said."

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Turns out the April Griffin Custody Case is a Little Different than Feminist Bloggers Say

MND: News and Commentary Since 2001 » Turns out the April Griffin Custody Case is a Little Different than Feminist Bloggers Say:

"Earlier this week, numerous feminist blogs were proclaiming the April Griffin custody case to be the new 'Woman victimized by sexist family courts' outrage (aka 'Custody-visitation scandal case'). Past ones have included Genia Shockome, Sadia Loeliger, Bridget Marks, and others."

One of Reena Virk's killers seeks parole

globeandmail.com: One of Reena Virk's killers seeks parole:

"MISSION, B.C. — One of Reena Virk's killers is asking for day parole Thursday, less than a decade after the 14-year-old's body was found in a waterway near Victoria.

Warren Glowatski's hearing at the minimum-security Ferndale prison in Mission, B.C., will be elder-assisted, meaning an aboriginal elder will sit with parole board officials during the hearing."

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Passerby takes punches, recovers woman's wallet

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"A pregnant woman can thank a passerby who saved her from the clutches of two purse snatchers and who took a few punches to the face for his trouble. The woman was walking on Alcorn Avenue, near Yonge Street and the Summerhill subway station, at about 6 p.m. on Monday when two men in their late teens approached her from the front, police said."

DC Spinster: Yesterday was Father's Day

DC Spinster: Yesterday was Father's Day:

"On Father's Day, June 25, 2003, my phone rang. It was my three children calling, from where they live with their Mother two miles away. She apparently was standing by listening."

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Can't Find a Husband? by Teri Stoddard

Can't Find a Husband? by Teri Stoddard:

"I have bad news for the ladies out there looking for a husband. Today's men are afraid of marriage and having kids. This is most likely because their male friends and relatives have told them what usually happens in the event of a divorce with children. In fact, some men are calling for a marriage strike. "

Actor David Hasselhoff Wins Custody of Daughters

MNDv3 | Serving Man Daily Since 2001 » Actor David Hasselhoff Wins Custody of Daughters:

"David Hasselhoff has won a long-running legal battle with ex-wife Pamela Bach for custody of their two daughters.

The actor's attorney Melvin Goldsman said the June 15 decision gave Hasselhoff primary physical custody and full legal custody of the two girls."

Seven kids from Canada rescued in global sting

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"A tip by undercover Toronto police to British authorities about an Internet chat room with 'hundreds of thousands' of images of child abuse has sparked a global sting involving about 700 investigations. The chat room host, Timothy Cox, 27, was jailed indefinitely yesterday at a court in Ipswich, England, the same day police revealed a probe spanning 35 countries that has seen 31 children rescued, some only a few months old. Seven of the children are from Canada, Toronto police said."

Father sought in son's abduction

Father sought in son's abduction:

"An international arrest warrant has been issued for a Montreal man suspected of abducting his 5-year-old son and taking him to Jordan, possibly en route to Iraq.

Kesir Al-Meliky's estranged wife reported her son Karar missing Tuesday afternoon when she didn't find him in daycare. The couple shared custody of the boy."

27 Kryptic detainees out

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"Jordan Manners' older sister, Necole Small, walked out of a Finch Ave. W. courthouse last night after being granted bail on gun-possession charges. The 25-year-old was arrested at the home of the mother of her boyfriend, Kevon Beckford, last Wednesday as part of the Toronto police's gang crackdown called Project Kryptic."

Monday, June 18, 2007

Actress released on $500 bail

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

"Actress Kristy Swanson was arrested in Kingston Saturday night after an incident at the home of skater Lloyd Eisler's former wife. According to Swanson's publicist, the actress was released on $500 bail and has flown home to Los Angeles.

Details of the incident were murky last night and Kingston police would not say if any charges had been laid. But those involved confirm an altercation of some sort took place involving
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T.O. police aid in pedophile bust

TheStar.com - News - T.O. police aid in pedophile bust:

"LONDON (CP-AP) – Authorities say police have shattered a global Internet pedophile ring, rescuing 31 children and rounding up more than 700 suspects in dozens of countries – including Canada."

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Teen sentenced in beating death

edmontonsun.com - Canada - Teen sentenced in beating death:

"NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. -- A teenager who beat two elderly men in Surrey's Bear Creek Park has been sentenced to six years in prison, minus time served.

The 17-year-old was found guilty of manslaughter, aggravated assault and robbery in the 2005 beatings."

Murder suspect on the run

Murder suspect on the run:

"Police are searching for a 19-year-old Ottawa man wanted for first-degree murder after the body of a woman was discovered in a Gage Crescent home.

A Canada-wide warrant for Aaron Howard, who was last seen Thursday night, was issued yesterday, a day after police made the discovery at 4:30 p.m. Friday."

The essence of fatherhood

The essence of fatherhood:

"It is a love that never disappears, even if it gradually changes shape and becomes more burnished with the battering passage of life's journey"

Jordan weapon found in sweep?

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"A .25-calibre pistol found in the Project Kryptic raids is being rushed through forensic and ballistic tests to determine if it was the weapon that killed 15-year-old Jordan Manners, police sources say. And, investigators alleged, the weapon found in a Derrydown Ct. home is believed to at one point have been in the possession of Kevon Beckford, 27, described as the boyfriend of Manners' sister, Necole Small."

Father-Daughter Bond Enjoys a Growth Spurt

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As Father's Day approaches, Peggy Drexler applauds the changing roles of dads, finding that many--as a legacy of Title IX and new opportunities--are forming full and healthy connections with daughters that survive the tumult of puberty.

N.Y. Bribery Case Casts Shadow on Divorce Court

N.Y. Bribery Case Casts Shadow on Divorce Court:

"A Brooklyn, N.Y., divorce judge has been sentenced for taking bribes in a courtroom where women say they unfairly lost custody of their children. Advocates say the scandal is the tip of an iceberg in a family court system they call dysfunctional."

Double stabbing leaves 16-year-old Barrie boy dead

globeandmail.com: Double stabbing leaves 16-year-old Barrie boy dead:

"BARRIE, Ont. — A 16-year-old boy is dead after a double stabbing in Barrie and police say they have launched an investigation.

Police say they are looking for a suspect who goes by the name “Ice.”

The second stabbing victim is at Barrie's Royal Victoria Hospital; his condition is unknown."

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Stabbed in heart, East York teen recovering

TheStar.com - News - Stabbed in heart, East York teen recovering:

"An 18-year-old man who was stabbed in the heart by his brother was recovering in hospital today after an emergency overnight operation.

The man and his 16-year-old brother were in the family home near Victoria Park and Danforth Aves. at around 11:30 p.m. Friday when an argument broke out, police said."

A Father's Day gift to a son; This teen needs a kidney. His stepdad has offered one of his

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

"To start off, my father is the most amazing man in the world.' So begins a letter Ricky Brant, 16, wrote to recognize Scott Geoffrey in honour of Father's Day.

Geoffrey is there to throw a football around, to help with homework and to barbecue dinner, Ricky wrote. "

Baby alive when abandoned; Woman charged in death of infant

Osprey Media. - North Bay Nugget - Ontario, CA:


"A baby boy was likely alive when he was abandoned on a walking trail in the city this winter, North Bay police said Friday. Police arrested the 25-year-old birth mother Friday morning at a Robarts Street home.

Tabitha Etches appeared in bail court Friday afternoon and will remain in custody until her next court date Monday morning. "

Father’s Day Without Fathers

Father’s Day Without Fathers by Kay S. Hymowitz:

"Several years ago, BET.com, a web annex of the popular television network, invited web readers to celebrate Father’s Day by sending in their greetings for dear old dad. Let’s just say that the results weren’t exactly Hallmark-ready. Instead of a love-in, the startled organizers found themselves in the midst of a “venting session.” “That bastard!,” “I hate you!” were the sort of comments men and women wrote in honor of their paternal units."

The Incredible Shrinking Father

The Incredible Shrinking Father by Kay S. Hymowitz, City Journal Spring 2007:

"Here’s a Delphic riddle for our times: When is your father not your father? Answer: when he’s a sperm donor. Consider a case now before the Kansas Supreme Court. An unmarried woman in her early thirties decided that she wanted a child and asked a friend to be a sperm donor. He agreed, one thing led to another, which led to a syringe of his sperm, which led to the birth of twins. The mother says that she always intended to raise the kids alone and never wanted the friend involved in their lives. The donor says that he planned to be the twins’ father in name and practice. There is no written contract. What does the contemporary Solomon do?"

Canada's toughest neighbourhood

globeandmail.com: Canada's toughest neighbourhood:

"TORONTO — Two months before Jordan Manners was shot dead in his school, the young men accused of his murder went to a local community group for help.

They didn't get it because they live in Canada's toughest neighbourhood, a place where guns are abundant and gang turf determines who can go where. One of the accused, a 17-year-old who dropped out in March and whose girlfriend gave birth a week before Jordan's death, said he had always struggled academically but wanted a program that could help him stabilize his life and finish high school."

Friday, June 15, 2007

Fathers have great impact on their children's lives, even when not at home

Penn State Live:

"University Park, Pa. -- Far exceeding the stereotypical fatherly role of the guy who reads the paper, mows the lawn and takes out the trash, the part a father has in his child's life is a powerful one.

Valarie King, a Penn State associate professor of sociology, demography and human development and family studies, said a father's involvement with his child's upbringing can have a significant impact on his or her academic achievements and behavior."

What an honor! Yes it is true! Robert Pedersen and Robb Mackenzie will be interviewed on the ultra popular Radio Lia Country Music S

DaddyBlogger.com: What an honor! Yes it is true! Robert Pedersen and Robb Mackenzie will be interviewed on the ultra popular Radio Lia Country Music Station:

"This is so amazing and such an honor. While Robert and I were going for our evening walk we received an excited call from Robb Mackenzie. Both Robb and Robert will be on the Radio Lia Show! Hearing Robb so excited made me happy and I looked over at my husband who looked stunned at first and then came the huge smile I know my husband best for. The interview focus will be the over 600 mile EQUAL Parenting Bike Trek!!"

Interpol asked to help find abducted Montreal boy

Interpol asked to help find abducted Montreal boy:

"An international arrest warrant has been issued for a Montreal man suspected of abducting his 5-year-old son and taking him to Jordan, possibly en route to Iraq.

Kesir Al-Meliky's estranged wife reported Karar missing at 4 p.m. Tuesday after she didn't find him in daycare, police said. The two shared custody of the child."

National Organization of Women Files Suit to Abolish Father's Day (satire)

MNDv3 | Serving Man Daily Since 2001 » National Organization of Women Files Suit to Abolish Father's Day (satire): "The National Organization for Women (NOW) and other women advocacy groups have filed suit against the Bush Administration seeking to abolish Fathers Day. During a press conference held after the filing of the lawsuit, Kim Gandy of NOW said, 'the day clearly indicates that it is meant to recognize only fathers."

"Misandry reaches a new low ... you have to wonder who funds organizations such as these, and who these people actually represent"

'If it were between countries, we'd call it a war'

An Phoblacht: 'If it were between countries, we'd call it a war':

"A woman who conceived as a result of rape was ordered by a family court, which proceeded in her absence, to facilitate the father of the child access. The child is five and does not know of his father’s existence. The judge ruled that the mother should be given two weeks to explain the father’s existence to the child. "

"This is so unjust"

Fathers Need A Chance

The Observer Online:

"In the 19th century, before Father's Day was celebrated or even thought about, men held ownership of wives and children. Women had to get their husbands' permission for a divorce, and were not entitled to custody of children. In short, kids were the property of fathers. Few of us would want to go back to that model.

But as the 20th century produced a more balanced legal equation, it also brought a cultural pendulum swing that went too far in the other direction, producing an equally harmful societal norm - mother ownership of children. In divorce, it often plays out when judges mindlessly award custody to the mother, even in cases where the father is more nurturing and engaged with his children. For married parents, no more is that prevalent than in the American workplace."

Women key players in gang ops

TheStar.com - columnists - Women key players in gang ops:

"They call themselves the Driftwood Crotchers and they will shoplift booty-to-order, shoving it down their pants. A collective of gangsta chicks, these sisters have been doing it for themselves – unilateral operatives – with Yorkdale the preferred mall for thieving, according to police."

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

800 mourn slain ex-cop

TorontoSun.com - Canada - 800 mourn slain ex-cop:

"LONDON, Ont. -- As 800 people mourned retired cop Dave Lucio yesterday, police confirmed he was killed by ex-lover and Acting Insp. Kelly Johnson, before she turned her gun on herself."

TIME Magazine Bombarded with Letters over Dad-Bashing Father's Day Article

MNDv3 Serving Man Daily Since 2001 » TIME Magazine Bombarded with Letters over Dad-Bashing Father's Day Article:

"Within a few hours of my blog post Protest TIME Magazine's Father's Day Hatchet Job on Dads! (June 12th, 2007), several hundred angry fathers and their supporters wrote TIME magazine to protest their father-bashing article 'Daddy Dearest: What Science Tells Us About Fatherhood.'"

Most new fathers take leave

TheStar.com - News - Most new fathers take leave: "


Canadian Press A new Statistics Canada survey has found that a growing proportion of fathers have taken leave from work for the birth or adoption of a child since 2001, although they return to work sooner than mothers."

'Heroic' teacher kept kids safe

CANOE -- CNEWS - Canada: 'Heroic' teacher kept kids safe:

"A day after a mall jewelry store heist led to a schoolyard shootout and a hostage-taking in an upscale Thornhill neighbourhood, York Region's police chief praised a gym teacher's 'heroic actions.' "

Columnists

Columnists:

"Shortly after the shooting death of Jordan Manners, the 15-year-old Toronto student, eighth-grade students at nearby Oakdale Park Middle School were called to an assembly. The subject: relations with the police. It's a hot issue in that part of town. The community is in an uproar over the shooting and allegations are flying that police have been heavy-handed in their hunt for Jordan's killer.

But the group invited by the school to address the students weren't interested in improving relations with the police. They were there to fan the flames. Their message to the 12- and 13-year-olds was simple: Don't trust the cops. They are not your friends. They deserve to be hated and feared, because they are bullying, brutal and racist. For good measure, they handed out an offensive little leaflet called 'Survival Tactics: Dealing with Police.' It kicks off with a reference to Rodney King, the black man who was beaten up by the Los Angeles police several years before these kids were born. 'Although it may be difficult, be polite when they are insulting and bullying you,' the brochure reads."

Saez suspects caught on video

TorontoSun.com - News - Saez suspects caught on video:

"Two men caught on video at Dr. Flea's flea market are the prime suspects in the murder of 19-year-old Jose Hierro Saez and will be easily recognized by anyone who knows them, Toronto homicide detectives say. "

Protest TIME Magazine's Father's Day Hatchet Job on Dads!

MNDv3 Serving Man Daily Since 2001 » Protest TIME Magazine's Father's Day Hatchet Job on Dads!:

"TIME magazine's new Father's Day hatchet job on divorced and separated fathers--'Daddy Dearest: What Science Tells Us About Fatherhood'--questions whether fathers 'have done a good enough job to deserve the honor' of having a Father's Day. The contents page reads 'Behavior: Why some animal fathers are more nurturing dads than many men are.'"

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

A Fathers' Rights Perspective on Anne Heche's Divorce/Custody Settlement

MNDv3 Serving Man Daily Since 2001 » A Fathers' Rights Perspective on Anne Heche's Divorce/Custody Settlement:

"Anne Heche's recently announced divorce/custody settlement with her estranged husband, Coley Laffoon, has some of the marks of the types of custody decisions which I and the fathers' rights movement have often criticized. According to the Entertainment Television story Anne Heche's Hubby Gets Custody, Cash (6/11/07):"

Baby who survived hanging to live with aunt

Baby who survived hanging to live with aunt Chron.com - Houston Chronicle:

"FORT WORTH, Texas — A 9-month-old girl who survived being hanged by her mother who killed herself and her other three children will live temporarily with an aunt, attorneys said Tuesday."

Dead man 'a good son,' tearful mother says

TheStar.com - News - Dead man 'a good son,' tearful mother says:

"Two days after he was shot dead while riding in a car near his Rexdale home, Jose Hierro-Saez was remembered today by his mother as a good boy who loved his family. Jose Hierro-Saez, 19, was a passenger in a car riddled with bullets as it drove down John Garland Blvd. Saturday afternoon. When the car stopped just around the corner from where he lived with his mother, three injured young men fled while Hierro-Saez, shot in the head, was left dead on the pavement."

Man bit off girlfriend's nose, hearing told

TheStar.com - News - Man bit off girlfriend's nose, hearing told:

"A drug dealer who bit off the nose of his lover in a jealous rage is a psychopath who should be locked away indefinitely, two psychiatrists agree. Forensic psychiatrist Dr. Philip Klassen testified Monday at a dangerous offender hearing that Angel Jones is at significant risk of reoffending sexually, violently or both. "

Edmonton couple handcuffed child, guilty of abuse

globeandmail.com: Edmonton couple handcuffed child, guilty of abuse:

"EDMONTON — A young couple at the centre of what Edmonton police had described as one of the city's worst child-abuse cases ever was convicted yesterday. However, Madam Justice Darlene Acton of the Court of Queen's Bench ruled that of the two co-accused, Darcy Bannert committed more crimes than his former girlfriend, who is the biological mother of the four-year-old female victim."

Monday, June 11, 2007

Court hears girl plotted to kill her family

globeandmail.com: Court hears girl plotted to kill her family:

"MEDICINE HAT, ALTA. — A bloody rampage that left a southern Alberta couple and their young son dead stemmed from a plot by their 12-year-old daughter, who was angered by her parents' disapproval of a boyfriend nearly twice her age, an Alberta court was told Monday."

Women Above the Law?

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"Paris Hilton ... Carrie McCandless ... Mary Winkler"

Code of silence in fatal shooting

TheStar.com - News - Code of silence in fatal shooting:

"The three survivors who were inside a car raked with gunfire in this weekend's daylight shooting are refusing to co-operate with police, the lead homicide investigator says. 'It's a sad commentary that they would protect somebody who shot at them and killed their friend,' homicide Det. Dan Sheppard said last night. Passenger Jose Hierro Saez, 19, died after collapsing outside the bullet-riddled blue, four-door Honda that came to a stop on John Garland Blvd., steps from his family's townhouse in the Jamestown complex in Rexdale."

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Psychology Today: The Upside of Divorce

Psychology Today: The Upside of Divorce:

"No doubt about it -- divorce can be devastating for kids, setting a distorted example of a healthy partnership. But many children of divorce not only adjust well to family breakups, they develop thriving relationships in their wake."

Mother accused of hitting man with baby wants to withdraw plea

Mother accused of hitting man with baby wants to withdraw plea - NewsFlash - PennLive.com:

"ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A mother who admitted swinging her 4-week-old son like a bat to hit her boyfriend, fracturing the infant's skull, wants to withdrew her guilty plea."

Help for Everybody but Us

MNDv3 Serving Man Daily Since 2001 » Help for Everybody but Us:

"Women's eNews, formerly affiliated with the National Organization for Women, has an interesting article Big Law Firms Waive Fees for Women's Legal Needs Run Date (06/08/07) which details the efforts major law firms make to provide pro bono legal assistance to women."

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Tennessee preacher's wife gets 2 months in killing

Tennessee preacher's wife gets 2 months in killing U.S. Reuters:

"CHICAGO (Reuters) - A Tennessee woman convicted of killing her preacher-husband who she said beat her, forced her to watch pornography and wear 'slutty' clothes was ordered to spend two months in a mental facility on Friday."

Tue 5 June : Special Guest Dr. Amy J.L Baker author of "Adult Children of Parental Alienation Syndrome: Breaking the Ties that Bind".

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"Dads On The Air attracts some of the world's foremost commentators and authors on gender and fatherhood issues. With a new website and new on-air talent, we are now producing the best shows we have done in the seven years we have been broadcasting.

Pursuit and three deaths

globeandmail.com: Pursuit and three deaths:

"Much is being made of Mr. Josephs's tender age, but police had no opportunity to consult his birth certificate before they elected to engage the fleeing suspect. There was always the risk of a crash; all too often, such pursuits do end tragically. But given what the officers knew or suspected -- a stolen vehicle, apparently being driven at high speed, possibly linked to a gun complaint -- they may have had a duty in the circumstances to try to apprehend him anyway."

Friday, June 08, 2007

NOW Portrays Immigrant Men as Wife-Beaters

MNDv3 Serving Man Daily Since 2001 » NOW Portrays Immigrant Men as Wife-Beaters:

"There are legitimate arguments on both sides of the immigration debate, but most reasonable people on both sides acknowledge that most immigrants are hard-working, decent people who (understandably) came to the US for a chance at a better life." Not the National Organization for Women.

Woman who abandoned newborn to serve one year in jail

Woman who abandoned newborn to serve one year in jail:

"(05-30) 09:00 PDT RICHMOND -- A 24-year-old Richmond woman has been sentenced to a year in jail for leaving her newborn son in a clear plastic bag outside her apartment complex after telling police that she didn't want any more children, authorities said. Kalita Thomas could have faced up to two years in prison after pleading no contest in April to a felony child-endangerment charge. She initially was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and child endangerment. "

A misguided ERA-substitute

A misguided ERA-substitute Daily News 06/07/2007:

"THE RECENT reincarnation of the Equal Rights Amendment was a good idea - until its backers decided to change the name. The ERA has been reintroduced into both the House and the Senate, and has over 200 co-sponsors. Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), chairman of the judiciary subcommittee on the Constitution, civil rights and civil liberties, says the bill is going to be high on the agenda. Unfortunately, the sponsors have changed the ERA's name to the 'Women's Equality Amendment.' There's a major problem with that because when considering injustices based on sex today, men and fathers are the victims of many."

Officers die in murder-suicide

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"A retired detective and the highest-ranking woman in the London, Ont., police force were killed early yesterday in a murder-suicide that ended when their van crashed into an apartment building. Both had suffered fatal gunshot wounds. The individuals were ... identified as Acting Insp. Kelly Johnson, 40, and former superintendent David Lucio, 57. Johnson's gun was found at the building – where she also lived – and while the sequence of events is unknown, it appears that she was the shooter, said Const. Amanda Pfeffer.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Invisible Victims of Domestic Violence by Marc E. Angelucci

Invisible Victims of Domestic Violence by Marc E. Angelucci:

"Why did Kamala Sarup's article on domestic violence leave male victims invisible? ('Domestic Violence Against Women,' 6/1/07.) I'm sure she would say 'men and women' when covering soldiers or firefighters. Why not domestic violence victims? "

Infant left on Alberta doorstep

globeandmail.com: Infant left on Alberta doorstep:

"MEDICINE HAT, Alta. — A newborn baby is in hospital care after he was left wrapped in a shirt and a bath towel on the doorstep of a southern Alberta home.
Police say they went to a house in southwest Medicine Hat on Tuesday after a next-door neighbour working in her yard heard a child crying and called emergency services.
The abandoned boy, believed to be 24 to 36 hours old, appears to be in good health"

Mother and Daughters Nailed for Human Trafficking

Mother and Daughters Nailed for Human Trafficking:

"Isabel Consuelo Ochoa, 59 and her daughters Consuelo Pilar Ochoa, 32 and Maria de Jesus Ochoa, 29, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge John Primomo. The detention hearing followed their May 25 arrest at their home. All three women were charged with Sex Trafficking of Children by Force, Fraud or Coercion. Based on the ongoing investigation and the victims’ statements, it is alleged that the defendants traveled to Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, to recruit young girls to work as prostitutes in the San Antonio area.

Women who force-fed chilli and raw eggs to children are jailed

Women who force-fed chilli and raw eggs to children are jailed Special reports Guardian Unlimited:

"Two Mormon women who force-fed six young children chilli powder and beat them with rolling pins were jailed for 19 months each yesterday. The court heard that best friends Deirdre Carrington, 41, and Maria Keable, 60, had subjected the youngsters to a campaign of abuse which included whipping the children with stinging nettles, gagging them and tying them to a bed."

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Um...Don't You Mean 'Alleged'? Child Support Obligors Are Always Guilty...

MNDv3 Serving Man Daily Since 2001 » Um...Don't You Mean 'Alleged'? Child Support Obligors Are Always Guilty...:

"Child support obligors are always guilty until proven...nah, they're just always guilty. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch story below--Woman pleads guilty to arranging hit on her ex-husband--is another example. It is simply assumed that the father who was the target of the murder plot was a 'deadbeat dad'--they don't even say 'alleged.'"

Car crashed at 150 km/h: Lawyer

TheStar.com - News - Car crashed at 150 km/h: Lawyer:

"Fifteen-year-old Chevon Josephs was driving at about 150 km/h when he crashed into two cabs early Saturday, while the police following him weren't going much faster than 100 km/h, according to Gary Clewley, the officers' lawyer. "

Grieving families demand answers

TheStar.com - News - Grieving families demand answers:

"A third teen has died after an accident in which a stolen car crashed into a taxi while apparently fleeing police early Saturday. "

Girl, 13, pleads not guilty to killing family

TheStar.com - News - Girl, 13, pleads not guilty to killing family:

"MEDICINE HAT, Alta.–With a quivering voice and on the verge of tears, a 13-year-old girl gave three barely audible versions of 'not guilty' to start her first-degree murder trial yesterday on charges that she killed her parents and young brother."

Monday, June 04, 2007

Michigan Father's Daughter Kidnapped by Mom with Police Complicity

GlennSacks.com » Blog Archive » Michigan Father's Daughter Kidnapped by Mom with Police Complicity:

"'Police said a Tuscola County father used the popular MySpace.com Web site to help them find his missing 6-year-old daughter, allegedly kidnapped by her mother [Dulce Sebald] three years ago. Brian H. Sebald, 26, reunited with his daughter, Briana Sebald, last week...he last saw his child in 2004 in a parking lot at Clio High School in Genesee County. Brian Sebald...said his daughter was crying when Dulce Sebald left with the girl in the taxicab on April 23, 2004. "

Alberta girds for trial of girl accused of killing kin

dglobeandmail.com: Alberta girds for trial of girl accused of killing kin:

"On April 23, 2006, the girl was 12 and in Grade 7 when her ordinary family home was turned into a slaughterhouse in the city of 57,000 in the southeast corner of Alberta."

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Raising Boys Without Men: Lesbian Parents Good, Heterosexual Parents Bad

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It’s one thing to be respectful of gays and gay parents. It’s quite another to engineer a deceptive study and use it to assert that lesbian families are a better environment in which to raise boys than heterosexual families. That’s what former Stanford University gender scholar Peggy F. Drexler, Ph.D. does in her new book Raising Boys Without Men: How Maverick Moms Are Creating the Next Generation of Exceptional Men. Unfortunately the mainstream media is helping her promote her claims.

Shattered and targeted

TorontoSun.com - Toronto And GTA - Shattered and targeted:

"Jordan's mom wants out. And her lawyer wants it to happen Monday. The gunshots are a reminder that nothing is going to change. Who is the next child victim of jerks with guns? Who is the next mom, son or daughter? "

Violence and Gender Reexamined

Violence and Gender Reexamined -- ROBINSON 160 (9): 1711 -- Am J Psychiatry:

"Richard Felson does not like feminists. This professor of crime, law, justice, and sociology lumps all feminists into one extreme group who believe that all violence against women is attributable to sexism and misogyny and all men are potential rapists. Felson is an extremist in the opposite direction. He argues that sexism plays no role in male violence against women; there is no epidemic of male violence against women; violence is not used by men to control women or demonstrate their power; and patriarchal societies do not blame the victims. "

"A feminist opinion of Richard Felson and his work"

Friday, June 01, 2007

Not So Happy Father's Day For Jeff Marcolina

Wright County Republican: Not So Happy Father's Day For Jeff Marcolina:

"On Tuesday, May 29th, 2007, @ 2:30 in Ramsey County Family Court Court, respected Northwest Airlines Aeronautical Engineer, Jeffrey Alan Marcolina, appeared alone (Pro Se) in front of Judge Dale Lindman to get permission to attend his daughter's eighth grade graduation that evening. This was Jeff's first appearance before Judge Lindman but he and his family has appeared countless times in Ramsey County Family Court, the Minnesota Court of Appeals, and even had a petition to the Minnesota State Supreme Court denied. This saga has lasted amost 9 years."