Letter misleads on Emmer endorsement

JOHN KERN, SAUK RAPIDS12:37 p.m. CDT June 28, 2016

The June 22 letter “Emmer’s endorsement stands strong,” by Walter Hudson, is a misleading and inaccurate smear of U.S. House of Representatives candidate AJ Kern and her supporters.

Hudson also posted on Facebook, accusing Sen. John Pederson of lying in regard to a signed statement from Pederson validating our protest surrounding the 6th District endorsing convention.

The AJ Kern campaign has officially protested the GOP endorsement of Rep. Tom Emmer because:

1) Late-arriving unregistered delegates were seated improperly on the convention floor, replacing Kern supporters.

2) Concerns were raised to Senate District 14 and District 6 chairs during the convention; they were stonewalled.

3) Our campaign was physically precluded from oversight of counting ballots.

4) The requisite passage of a motion to endorse never happened.

Chairman Keith Downey’s only response was a directive “to All Party and BPOU Officers” …. “there is no option for BPOU and CD officers to hold their office while maintaining support for the Kearn [Kern] candidacy or providing her or her team access to party resources or appearances at party events.”

Not just procedural issues; after supporters were bumped, AJ was within 11 delegates of forestalling the endorsement.

Citing no examples, Hudson, who played a starring role in Emmer’s convention infomercial, claimed we denigrated Emmer and his supporters.

In reality, our campaign strictly avoided personal issues and challenged Emmer’s voting record on education, trade and refugee resettlement, topics on which AJ has written extensively.

Admittedly, party insiders were unhappy with our educating inexperienced precinct delegates (of which there were many) on how to beat slick (albeit within rules) electioneering tactics. These tactics traditionally help party insiders vote each other to district conventions year after year, minimizing participation by grass roots supporters.

Hudson’s baseless negative campaigning — albeit at arms’ length of the Emmer campaign — is an encouraging sign for AJ Kern.

Vote for AJ in the Aug. 9 primary.

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20/20 Continued Coverage of Grazzini-Rucki Case

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As we suspected, 20/20 left the door open to follow up on the Grazzini-Rucki trial scheduled for July 18th, 2016. Let’s see if they make a better attempt at getting some truth out there this time. Doubtful, but previous backlash may make them more accountable to their viewers.

 

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Did 20/20 manipulate the Rucki story to hide abuse?  by Michael VolpeApr 14, 2016

“20/20” ran a program entitled “Footprints in the Snow” about the disappearance in April 2013 of Samantha and Gianna Rucki; Did they tell the whole story.

Read more at http://www.commdiginews.com/entertainment/did-2020-manipulate-the-rucki-story-to-hide-abuse-61696/#48fPjM4DO8migHFI.99


Michelle Lowney MacDonald Shimota
Michelle Lowney MacDonald Shimota The police told 20/20 there were no police reports??? The police lied. 20/20 wilfully refused to acknowledge numerous police reports they were provided. 20/20 pretended to be looking for police reports. These numerous reports document that Sam Grazzini-Rucki regularly complained, feared that the police would not act on her complaints, and feared retaliation for even filing. 20/20 was cherry picking for pictures of physical abuse…https://redherringalert.files.wordpress.com/…/doc031816…
Thea Ciancanelli
Thea CiancanelliIt makes me so sad that the corruption of the judges and the police was not shown. This only shares the dad’s side of the story. There is so much more to the mother loosing her children. They had no reason to take them from her, yet the dad got them…See More
Bonnie Roy
Bonnie Roy Investigators need to dig into the boxes of motions by attorneys involved. Look at money stolen..why was testimony with children judge hidden?who took care of children prior to divorce? Look at the financial ruin of mother … Tax statements…judge orSee More
Keo Sengsavang
Keo Sengsavang Here are somethings I wonder about: If the girls were programmed by their mother, why did they not call or return home to their father as they were freed to come and go as they please and have not been around their mother for 2 years? If the mother wasSee More

Terry HartsfordTerry Hartsford Letter to ABC To be Reposted Boycotting ABC                                                                         Dear President Dungey, See More                                                                                                                    Like · Reply · 1 · April 11 at 9:29am · Edited

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Terry Hartsford
Terry Hartsford As reading through all the comments and replies it appears Jen Love ( David Ruckis niece) and Andres Garcia appear to have the most negative comments towards this mother. Perhaps these two could benefit from Anger/Frustration classes themselves.

Andres Garcia                                                                                                                                                                            Andres Garcia That mom is a joke! Im soo glad she is facing felony charges. She ruined the relationship between the father and his daughters.

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Molly McIntyre
Molly McIntyre How dare you 20/20 be So naive! You are hurting abused children now and the futures. Hope you can live with yourselves, selling out abused children for a shows headline. I speak from experience.

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Suzanne Cyr
Suzanne Cyr 20/20 failed protective mothers and verbally, emotionally and psychologically abused children. Twenty twenty should read Donna Basio’s book, Nothing but My Voice. Family court is failing our families. Disappointed at how poorly 20/20 researched DV, DV by Proxy and maternal deprivation, trauma bonding and Stockholm Syndrome

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Angila Hartzheim
Angila Hartzheim Why didn’t the local news station that interviewed the girls apprehend them? I am totally confused. The story should have stopped there. Ridiculous.

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Viviana Jones-Caicedo
Viviana Jones-Caicedo This hits so close to home. Why would a child be against a good, loving parent? Think about it! Judges abuse their power everyday and take children from safe homes to give them to sociopath parents, putting children and good parents in desperate situatSee More

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Jennifer John
Jennifer John Thank you for bringing the corruption of family court to everyone’s attention. I’m a victim of a corrupted system in Maryland.

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Nancy B Sura
Nancy B Sura I watched. I disliked! The stress that the children have gone through is tremendous. When adults fight over their children no one wins….20/20 did not win with this story.
Glenda Pugh Williams
Glenda Pugh Williams It didn’t bother David Rucki to leave his wife penniless, homeless, childless, no car after she gave birth to 5 children for his selfish self. 20/20 should be ashamed of themselves.
Linda Hanley
Linda Hanley 20 20 should have delved into parental alienation and the deeper issues. I kept saying – what is point of this story ???

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Alexandra Beckman
Alexandra Beckman Thank you 20/20 for bringing parental alienation to the public eye. Most people dont even know of the word, until after it hits them….And it is too late. frown emoticon
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Courtney Lynn Blasiol
Courtney Lynn Blasiol 20/20 lied. THEY PROMISED to show the truth about family court from the protective mom’s perspective and they didn’t. They just did more harm.

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Bethany Ann
Bethany Ann 20/20, why didn’t you uncover the fact that David is a MASON and has ties with the illuminati?! Ever think that’s what happened to the police reports?!
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Jeremy Stenerson
Jeremy Stenerson Did ANY of you people watch ANY of this. The ex-wife BRAIN WASHED her children into thinking their father was evil. Perhaps 20/20 should have mentioned the dangers of having a psycho ex-wife as well as domestic violence.

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Lisa Bilow
Lisa Bilow Really people…if she felt her children were in danger, how come only hide two of the kids and not all 5?? I was an abuse child…and there is scares physically and emotionally…she hadnt proved any of it…i watched her face and sorry she was lyingSee More

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Jeanne Oster-Lederman
Jeanne Oster-Lederman I was married to a man like this for 13 yrs, with him for 17. The last time he kicked me was the last day I lived with him. The man in this story reminds me exactly of him…acting very meek & mild. The judge in this case is very, very WRONG.
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Mariah Rae Vasquez
Mariah Rae Vasquez Shame on the interviewer for how she conducted herself. She seemed so RUDE and biased against the mother. I was very disappointed in her ability to interview approiately this time.
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Karen Ewart

Timmy WunderlichTimmy Wunderlich Sounds set up with the mother and caretakers who had the girls. My first thought, why didn’t call police right away or within days?

Sharon Blair
Sharon Blair ABC 20/20– Many Grandparents are alienated from their natural grandchildren. Please contact me about covering this. Founder of The Jennifer Act http://thejenniferact.com/…/grandparent-visitation…/

Elizabeth Vargas

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Jim Cavins
Jim Cavins I have appealed to 20/20 several time regarding Parental Alienation in Fresno Calif Courts. I and many others would welcome 20/20 to investigate Parental Alienation for Title IVc funds or VAWA . The offer still stands…
Jeanne Oster-Lederman
Jeanne Oster-Lederman Why does Elizabeth Vargas so obviously believe the father & demonize the mother. Watch the home videos again. You can see the Father’s rage just below the surface. Professionals call it Passive Aggressive. Elizabeth, as a journalist you need to remain neutral.
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Diane Zimmerman Very disappointed in the show ! They missed the bigger story ! The corruption of judge Knutson in the courtroom having attorney handcuffed to a wheelchair ! You missed the mark this time 20/20 !
Cathy Norton
Cathy Norton Watching 20/20 was an eye opener for a lot of people. I know a lot of people were upset with this show, but I believe that they pointed out with this show how things really are in the real world of divorce and custody. This stuff happens everyday. 20/20 did not take sides in this, but reported the facts. I think both parents were at fault for letting there kids go through this crap.
Nancy James Policastro
Nancy James Policastro My heart goes out to the children. I know how it feels, I was there. I feel the decision to run was the girls, but once they got away from their father, they called their mother for help. She would do anything to protect them.
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Keo Sengsavang
Keo Sengsavang So disappointed in ABC 20/20’s spin on this report, NOT surprised, but very disappointed. It would appear that 20/20’s legal team strongly believes in “Professional Courtesy” and declined to investigate the real issues within the case. Why else would tSee More

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Melodee Miller
Melodee Miller I watched this program and then 90 minutes later it was rehashed on Nightline. Is that the best you can do for programming. Must have been a slow news day to have repeat the story.
Amy Pain
Amy Pain Oh…btw 20/20…those video clips you said you “found”…but all of us that submitted them, know you requested them… get your facts straight!

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Veronica Hatton
Veronica Hatton The American Bar Association even acknowledges that abusers win custody of children 70 percent of the time. My son and I’s case has documented domestic violence, child abuse medical documentation, audio recordings, etc. My abuser currently has custody See More

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EliseEvelyn Keledjian
EliseEvelyn Keledjian I’m watching now but that term ” Real life gone girl?” Is always being used! That wasn’t anything like this situation. ..plus this is real and not a so so very predictable movie. .Just got that off my chest lol but I love 20/20 Elizabeth your fantastiSee More
Theresa Yuan
Theresa Yuan @elizabethvargas #elizabethvargas visitleadershipcouncil.org, watch garland waller’s documentary, view her#ignoranceisthis videos, talk to Lundy Bancroft and Wendy Murphy, visit a family court court room of a mom alleging DV or child abuse and read tSee More
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Syndi Sajarab
Syndi Sajarab 20/20 sad to see you questioned and judged good people trying to help children who believed they were in danger. There isn’t many people now that would offer their home to children with out getting something in return, or even sexually abusing them becSee More
Samantha Jones
Samantha Jones Elizabeth Vargas you have NO IDEA how corrupt the family court system is!!!!!! People with enough money, PAY for results and outcomes!!! It’s Completely corrupt!!!!!!!!!!! This story you did is completely one sided. Abuse is for real and it is a sick world how someone can turn the entire thing around. I pray for JUSTICE!!!!!
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Sharon M Ruddy
Sharon M Ruddy Damon was great! A wonderful young man! He was the light of the show. I’m in this nightmare for many years and I am truly disappointed that they did not use a typical protective mom case that involved sexual abuse and unmistaken evidence. I believe thiSee More
Josh Jackson
 Josh Jackson I own a Mental Wellness Clinic and I can’t count how many times I’ve seen when the custodial parent fighting for their children loses some of their parental rights for expressing there concerns. I’ve seen attorney’s for parents in shock and awe at whSee More
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Elizabeth Eubanks-Brown
Elizabeth Eubanks-Brown So I would also like to know why the news crew that met up with the girls and talk to them and had them on tv with out telling the police? They where reported miss right? So if here’s a murderer on the loose and the news finds them first they can interview them and not call police??????
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East Side
East Side I think that they should look into the mother and father relationship with their kids and leave the people they were with for 2 years alone ! The people they were with for 2 years were just trying to help the kids out by giving them a place to stay instead of having them out on the street. The real case here is the mother and father.
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Todd Dombrock
Todd Dombrock That mother in ur story has problems and is crazy and needs help badly she is also lying big time. The mother should go back to jail same with ppl that helped her and the girls. I live in county where this took place too. I hope 2020 does a follow up on this story this summer sometime
Mardi Miller-Plastow
Mardi Miller-Plastow Watched the Rucki story. I’m can only comment on my own experience with an abusive marriage. It was many years ago but remember it all. My husband reminded me of the husband in this story. These men can charm, manipulate and lie. As l watched the See More
Diana Ansley
Diana Ansley I agree 20/20 has failed the abused. I have seen abusive parents have NOTHING to do with their children behind closed doors but act like the best dad in the world at soccer and football games. If you could hear the screaming I hear when on the phoneSee More

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Mary Lachapelle Mary Lachapelle Watching from Edmonton, Alberta, love my 20/20.
Becky Weers
Becky Weers I live not far from Herman, Mn. Sad story all around for everyone involved. My fear is for the huge scars the children will have the rest of their lives.
Kari Schwerr
Kari Schwerr Watching from Blaine, MN. I want to know where the court stands with the family who let the girls stay with them for 2.5 years. Are they still awaiting trial and verdict…?
Rosa Guadagnano-Dratsch
Rosa Guadagnano-Dratsch You did an excellent job sticking to the point, Damon. If it were not for you, the show would have been a waste. Thank you

 

Jude Hunter
Jude Hunter Elizabeth Vargas is despicable misrepresenting and editing snippets of Damon’s interview. Disney owns ABC 20/20, they continue their misogynistic Company policies, [in their movies] killing off mothers-and on 20/20 disparaging good fit mothers-and elevating abusive dads to [heroes].

 

“Gray State” Full Movie

Reblogged from POLICE STATE USA

‘Gray State’ filmmaker and his family found dead in ‘apparent murder-suicide’

David and Komel Crowley
'Gray State' director David Crowley. (Image: GrayState.com)
‘Gray State’ director David Crowley. (Image: GrayState.com)

APPLE VALLEY, MN — The project leader of the controversial film, “Gray State,” along with his wife and daughter, were found dead in their home in what authorities have labeled an “apparent murder-suicide.”

The bodies of David Crowley, 29, his wife Komel, 28, and their 5-year-old daughter were discovered lying in their home by a neighbor.

David and Komel Crowley
David and Komel Crowley

The Crowley family had not been seen since before Christmas, and neighbors assumed that they were on an extended vacation. Neighbor Collin Prochnow said he grew concerned when packages piled up on the couple’s doorstep and he heard a dog barking inside.

When he looked in the window on the morning of January 18th, 2015, the grim discovery was made. It was reported that the bodies appeared to have been inside for weeks before being discovered. Christmas lights were still illuminated and presents were left unopened under the Christmas tree.

Continue Reading: http://www.policestateusa.com/2015/gray-state-suicide

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FULL MOVIE Gray State The Rise By Assassinated filmmaker David Crowley Rough Draft Grey State

Published on Jan 27, 2015

UPLOADED IN MEMORY OF Gray State filmmaker David Crowley, his wife Komel Crowley, and their 5-year-old daughter, Rani who I believe to be assassinated and found on 1/17/2015.

The GRAY STATE Project

The world reels with the turmoil of war, geological disaster, and economic collapse, while Americans continue to submerge themselves in illusions of safety and immunity. While rights are sold for security, the federal government, swollen with power, begins a systematic takeover of liberty in order to bring about a New World Order.

Americans, quarantined to militarized districts, become a population ripe for tyrannical control.
Fearmongering, terrorism, police state, martial law, war, arrest, internment, hunger, oppression, violence, resistance – these are the terms by which Americans define their existence. Neighbor is turned against neighbor as the value of the dollar plunges to zero, food supplies are depleted, and everyone becomes a terror suspect. There are arrests. Disappearances. Bio attacks. Public executions of those even suspected of dissent. Even rumors of concentration camps on American soil.

This is the backdrop to an unfolding story of resistance. American militias prepare for guerrilla warfare. There are mass defections from the military as true Patriots attempt to rally around the Constitution and defend liberty, preparing a national insurgency against federal forces, knowing full well this will be the last time in history the oppressed will be capable of organized resistance.

It is a time of transition, of shifting alliance, of mass awakening and mass execution. It is an impending storm, an iron-gray morning that puts into effect decades of over-comfort and complacency, and Americans wake up to an occupied homeland. It is a time of lists. Black list, white list, and those still caught in the middle, those who risk physical death for their free will and those who sell their souls to maintain their idle thoughts and easy comforts. It is in this Gray State that the perpetuation of human freedom will be contested, or crushed.

Is it the near future, or is it the present? The Gray State is coming – by consent or conquest. This is battlefield USA.
Encompassing the world of conspiracy theory, economic collapse, global disaster, end-time prophecies, martial law, and growing civil unrest, GRAY STATE is a piercing look into the immediate future in which the withered remains of freedom are traded for an impression of security.

GRAY STATE is the reality that can no longer be ignored. It is coming – by consent or conquest.

Michael Volpe Discusses the Grazzini-Rucki Case on The Long Version

Apr. 20, 2016  Weighing In.

Start at 22:47

 

Well Warriors, I just had the first “Weigh In Wednesday” today sponsored by the Doctor’s Diet Clinic.  I have dropped 3.8 pounds the first week and I am taking all-natural supplements and not the controlled substance, appetite suppressant, though the program permits the latter, which is why there is a physician on staff.    My mother, who is doing the program with me, in the same amount of time has lost 3.5 pounds and she too is thrilled.  Proportionately, she has done even better than I, as 3.5 pounds comprises much more of her total body weight than 3.8 pounds comprises of mine, I assure you.  “Weighing In” has a literal component, as I have above detailed, but is has a hypothetical component too.  

On the Version, Michael Volpe, author of the book Bullied to Death: Chris Mackney Kafkaesque Divorce, a regular contributor, and daily listener weighed-in on how the ABC News show, 20/20, treated Michelle McDonald.  Michelle MacDonald represented Sandra Grazzini-Rucki in a custody matter against her ex-husband David Rucki regarding two children, Samantha and Gianna Rucki who ran away from home during the bitter custody dispute and were gone for some two years.  The subtitle of the piece run on 20/20 was Footprints in the Snow.  On the Version detailing the story from the perspective of Michelle MacDonald, Michelle was taken into custody for violating the Court’s rule against taking a photograph during the proceeding.  She was hand-cuffed to a wheel chair and forced to defend a client whom court personnel had sent home, telling Ms. Rucki and her witnesses Court had adjourned for the day.  Michelle lost the custody case, but, after all, she was confined to a chair and forced to proceed with her client and witnesses dispersed to the four corners of the area.  I guess if winning that way is satisfying to David Rucki, then…Congratulations.

On what Michael and I focused, however, was the curious decision of 20/20 and its host Elizabeth Vargas to require that Sandra Rucki provide police recorded, written proof of David Rucki’s abusing her during their marriage.  What Vargas did was ask a very limited question meant to confine the answer to constraints Vargas knew would net the answer on which she was counting.  All Vargas had to do was consult the public record to find out that Ms. Rucki never complained to the police, in a manner which was memorialized in writing at least, of being abused by David Rucki during the parties’ marriage.  While there was ample documentation setting forth a litany of incidents of abuse, none of them fit into the box 20/20 fashioned in that they weren’t reported to the police during the parties’ marriage and memorialized in writing by the police via “report.”  

I suppose what Elizabeth Vargas is saying is that all wives subjected to abuse at the hands of the husbands report the incident to the police and that the incident is further reduced to writing in official report.  I suppose in all instances the police confer charges.  I suppose further that event of abuse never really occurred if, let’s say, a wife be unwilling to report being abused to authorities for some silly reason like the husband is either the primary wage-earner or, at least, a substantial contributor to the household wages and the children and she would like to continue eating.  Do motorists only speed if issued a citation?  Is the fact the motorist has never been cited establish he has never disobeyed any rules of the road?

What Elizabeth Vargas did was a technique I commonly employed when I practiced law and one I would have undertaken had David Rucki employed me to defend him.  The difference is, in those days, it would have been my function to advocate my client’s position.  It is both sad and misguided that Elizabeth Vargas, as a member of the national media, thought this was her function too.  What Ms. Vargas did in asking such a limited question is scope is frighteningly similar to an old sleazy, lawyer trick. “Mr. Johnson, are you still beating your wife?”  There is no way for the witness to answer the question.  If he is no longer beating his wife he concedes he once did and if he answers yes he is confessing.  Members of our esteemed National News Media, of the ilk of Elizabeth Vargas, enjoy a much finer reputation than almost all lawyers.  Wouldn’t it be just resplendent if they comported thusly?    

Vargas knew exactly what she was doing in confining her question to a narrow set of circumstances which would net a response which best furthered her angle.  She arrived at the interview pre-armed with the opinion Sandra Rucki was alienating the Rucki children against their father and the Judge had properly conducted the hearing in which Michelle MacDonald was forced to participate from restraint and confinement.  She worked the problem in advance of her investigation and didn’t set about to expose the truth but to confirm the answer to which she had long arrived.  Mark Twain once said “[t]here are laws to protect the freedom of the press’s speech, but none that are worth anything to protect the people from the press.”  I am afraid Sandra Grazzini-Rucki and her intrepid lawyer, Michelle MacDonald, were in need of protection from Elizabeth Vargas and 20/20 unwittingly.  I am afraid Joseph Pulitzer was correct when he warned, “A cynical, mercenary, demagogic press will produce in time a people as base as itself.”  Take it for what it is worth, because…

THAT’S THE LONG VERSION!

P.S. The Long Version both credits and appreciates Michael Volpe and CDN (Communities Digital News) for contributions to this blog from the story, Did 20/20 manipulate the Rucki story to hide abuse?

Allow me first to say that if you haven’t heard Today’s Version go, tout suite, and hear the Podcast under the same title as this Blog.  We covered for the second day in a row the 20/20 interview of Attorney Michelle MacDonald.  What ensued was fantastic radio and completely unplanned and unscripted.  That’s what makes it fun and I hope it was as fun to hear as it was in which to participate.  It does cast a light on a topic I daily contemplated in my former profession as a trial lawyer and that is the most persuasive way to argue a point.

Desmond Tutu, a famous Anglican Catholic Archbishop emeritus of Cape Town, South Africa, instructed “[d]on’t raise your voice, improve your argument.”  I found this to be true throughout my career.  More simply put by Ben Goldacre in Bad Science  “[y]ou cannot reason people out of a position that they did not reason themselves into.”  Yelling creates discourse and resentment but not thoughtful discussion. I have personally always found true intelligence is often marked by one’s ability to change a position if one or the other side makes a compelling and reasoned argument.  My mind has been changed about a great number of things in my lifetime and any conviction of mine is subject to be altered if sufficiently persuaded when appropriate.  

Probably one of the first things one should do in an argument is find where there is common ground and take that as the ground from which to base your thesis.  Today it became obvious to me that, regarding the story 20/20 aired about the Rucki dispute, neither Cliff nor Michael Volpe (I tend to agree with Volpe on this), were going to agree about whether the ABC News story had covered the story accurately and fairly.  In the interest of full disclosure both Michael Volpe and I have personal relationships and even business ties to Michelle MacDonald which results in her having credibility with us.  I personally have found no reason to not put faith in what she has ever before represented to me.  Cliff appears suspicious of Michelle MacDonald and what she professes; so, right there, a critical divide exists which appears to impede agreement.  Blaise Pascal in his work, De l’art de persuader, which amounts to the title of this piece but in French, says “People almost invariably arrive at their beliefs not on the basis of proof but on the basis of what they find attractive.”  For both personal and business reasons Michael Volpe and I find it attractive to believe what our friend and Publisher tells us.  Cliff finds being skeptical of Michelle’s representations and crediting the ABC News reporter’s integrity and honesty more attractive.  I am not willing to credit the ABC News Reporter because of her profession and for whom she works anymore than Michelle should be likewise credited.  I know Michelle to be honest and have enormous integrity, that’s enough for Michael Volpe and me.

Here’s what I do know.  Ms. Rucki is in custody for violating an Order of the Court.  This Order emanated from a proceeding in which her attorney was arrested for an offense which didn’t warrant arrest and forced to conduct the trial restrained to a wheel chair, hand-cuffed, with the hand-cuffs attached to a belt around her waist tethered to the wheel chair.  The party represented by the constrained attorney was sent home by Court personnel, together with her witnesses, after being told the Court had adjourned for the day, which was untrue.  With Ms. Rucki absent and unable to either defend or be heard in a meaningful way, the Court awarded custody to David Rucki.  If Ms. Rucki then absconded with the children in defeat of that Order, as alleged by the charging instrument; then that Order’s coming to exist in violation of the Federal Constitution is both relevant and should have been part of the 20/20 story.  ABC News omitted this from the story it took to air on its very popular news show.  Between Michael Volpe, Cliff Ritter and me, though we agreed on almost nothing else, we all agreed on the contents of this paragraph.  This becomes, then, the common ground from where an argument can be won.

So here it is!  ABC News reported on Ms. Rucki’s being jailed for interfering with an Order which came into being in violation of her Federally protected Constitution Rights.  They made Sandra Rucki look like a wanton criminal in the offing.  However, Orders entered in complete defeat of a litigant’s Constitutionally protected rights either are or should be considered void ab initio; which means the custody order would have been treated as invalid from the outset or from the beginning.  With respect to 20/20 and ABC News that isn’t just relevant, it’s the crux of the whole dispute.  It not being included in the coverage for the viewer to at least frame the issue as to whether this was an Order which should have been ignored, owing to how it came into being, is slanted, one-sided, and partial reporting unworthy of a multiple Peabody Award winning broadcast.  In my mind, it discredits the story’s complete integrity.  Take it for what it is worth, because

THAT’S THE LONG VERSION!

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This is about money laundering through our tax dollars!

FATHERHOOD.GOV

Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS) as a “custody switching tactic.”  Kids can definitely be turned against a parent and demonstrate alienating behaviors but PAS to switch custody is a scheme in which mothers are primarily pathologized and blamed for interfering with their children’s attachment to their fathers. The scheme is funded by fathers’ rights extremist groups who in turn are funded by federal grants.

There are many terrific and honest  father`s rights groups across the U.S. that promote fairness and equality between mothers and fathers working towards the best interest of the children.  Unfortunately, there are also wide spread corrupt fathers’ rights groups that pocket federal grant funds while allowing severe trauma to children.

Fathers Rights – is the term used for the federal funding used in the fraud and corruption. Fathers Manifesto Groups discovered a malicious way to take advantage of the billions handed to State Agencies and abuse and control their ex-girlfriend/spouse.

Hatred of Women a Common Theme – A number of leaders of fathers’ custody advocacy groups are clearly misogynistic and use their Internet sites to exhort men to take action against ex-wives, using hate-filled language. They are described as displaying virulent misogyny, spreading false anti-woman propaganda and applauding and even encouraging acts of domestic terrorism and extreme violence against women and children, up to and including murder.

  • 95% of sexual molestation of girls and 90% of sexual molestation of boys are by
  • 70% of abusive fathers are the winners in custody fights.
  • ”The Parental Alienation Syndrome theory” is used almost exclusively against women.
  • Statements by Dr. Richard Gardner “…pedophilia is an accepted practice by billions of people”  “…our society’s response to it is ‘excessively moralistic and punitive.”  “…there is a certain amount of pedophilia in all of us.”  “a mother’s hysterics [to child molestation]…will contribute to the child’s feeling that a heinous crime has been committed.”
  • The “true” victims according to PAS: Fathers are “victims of mothers’ viciousness and vindictiveness.” Judges are “manipulated by mothers.”
  • Sub-conclusion: 94-98.5% of sexual abuse allegations made by either children or their mothers are true
  • In this largest national study to examine intentionally false allegations, CIS-98 found Deliberate false allegations mostly by fathers

Fathers Rights and THEIR Corrupt Judicial Cronies

A short history of how judges set up a secret system to rig cases for men The Liz Library

Fathers’ Rights activists have made themselves well known.  While they have been successful as promoting themselves as underdogs fighting for equal parenting in a society and legal system which is rigged for women, a closer look at their history, their leaders, their literature and web sites shows a very different story.  Not only are they directly affiliated with a secretive group of judges who handle much of their case litigation, but they are also affiliated with published incest promoters – Gardner, Underwager and Farrell.

Many of them, especially their leaders,  are very bad-dads who are out to beat the system and destroy the mother of their children because her legal rights and the child’s natural bond with their own mother, threaten his need to have the advantage, and especially to evade financial obligations and abuse charges.  While their public chatter is about being disenfranchised by a system which places little to no value on the father-child relationship, their private activities and discussion show that they have been very successful in changing state custody laws in their to their advantage, and changing custody and support orders in their own cases to their advantage.  Many of these purported underdogs have sole custody and receive child support.  The sociopathy of this movement has had a very profound affect not only at its victims, but also on government policy and programs which is tilting toward an official policy of rejecting family violence and abuse complaints as vengeful acts by “bitter” ex-spouse, and eliminating post-divorce financial obligations for women.

AFCC: Association of Family and Conciliation Courts   The AFCC has many state chapters which conduct conferences, seminars and workshops on their “latest” practices for handling divorce, custody and related family & children litigation.  Most of the identified AFCC professional members routinely practice anti-woman, pro-abuser father PAS tactics against mothers who complain of child abuse by the father.  Most have a documented history of rubber-stamping every mother as an mentally unstable alienator who is the cause of all the problem and unfit to be around her children.  Of course, they know the truth of what they are really doing – is to trump up reasons to make the mother look bad so they can justify recommending sole custody a father accused of domestic violence, child abuse or support delinquencies.

Fathers’ Custody Advocacy Groups’ Main Strategies

The Push for Joint Custody: The fathers’ custody activists claim that both legal and physical joint custody is in the best interest of the child. But it is no coincidence that joint custody drastically reduces the father’s child support payments and other financial obligations (health insurance, day care, etc.).

Efforts to make joint custody presumptive by state statute are ongoing around the country for this very reason. In reality, after joint custody is agreed to or ordered by the court, many mothers often have the child or children most of the time, while the reduced child support payment from the father negatively impacts the mother’s ability to support the child or children.

Additionally, in many families where the parents are married, time spent with and provision of daily care of the children are not evenly shared by the two parents while they are together. There is no reason to impose a presumption of joint legal and physical custody on families when they have not previously chosen this arrangement for themselves.The Use of an Accusation of “Parental Alienation Syndrome” (PAS) as an Offense or Defense in Court: Fathers are urged by some fathers’ custody activists to say the mother is alienating the child from the father and harming the child’s mental health. The fathers hire mental health professionals or others not well qualified who will testify (frequently for a substantial fee) that the mothers are alienating the children. In many cases, the fathers are abusive to the mothers and/or the children, or are using the children to harass or control the mother – leading the children to not want to visit the father. The accusation is most often used to deflect charges of abuse made by the protective mother.

More on Fathers Rights local groups:   While they try to appear as independent people united at the grass roots to fight individual injustices – they are in reality cogs in a highly organization national scheme to recruit male litigants into the AFCC-CRC organized litigation racket.  The men are used to keep the case litigation as active as possible so each court hearing can be billed to federal HHS-ACF program funds.

We all need to have the basic understanding of the federal funding as it really is the heart of the entire system. It’s important to analyze the situation in the courts and come to some conclusions about cause and effect — not just that the effects are really devastating.

The best interests of the child is one safe, secure home, no shifts like cattle mid-week or bi-weekly or seasonally, unless all wish them to go. The best father, once divorced, paves the way to his family’s door with good behavior, with kindness, and generosity. Not the good behavior, kindness and generosity mandated by a court—for that is meaningless.

List of various resources on family law issues. See http://www.thelizlibrary.org/

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20/20 Suppression of Truth

SEMANTIGANS

Did 20/20 manipulate the Rucki story to hide abuse?

The Sandra Rucki Case after 20/20

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Tim discusses the presentation on the 20/20 show, of the Minnesota Family Law case of Sandra Grazini-Rucki and her children. What did 20/20 do right, and what did they omit in their presentation.

                                                    Complaint filed against Psychologist Paul Reitman

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Below are documents between “Dr.” James Gilbertson, Clinical Forensic Psychologist  and Guardian ad-Litem Julie Friedrich  Right Click to Zoom

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20/20 Suppression of Truth

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PERCEPTION MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES

  • Deflect
  • Deny
  • Discount
  • Deceive
  • Divide
  • Discredit
  • Destroy

 

 

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From: Michael Rhedin <sgtrhedin@gmail.com>Date: Fri, Mar 18, 2016 at 12:20 PM Subject: Fwd: Sandra Grazzini Documents, reports To: beth.a.mullen@abc.com

Beth,

Here are some of the documents, police reports and statements.  You will notice some reports with violent acts that were not followed through by police especially the one’s where David threatened to kill Sandra and the kids and choked Sandra with a organ leg which in this state are both felonies (terroristic threats & domestic assault by strangulation).  Carefully review these documents and you will notice a pattern of domestic abuse, assaultive behavior by David and the police, county attorney and judge failure to protect Sandra and the children.  I have been a licensed peace officer for nearly fifteen years and have never seen the conduct displayed by these professionals and the lack of their ethics, duty and failure to uphold their oath.  This case has been a tragedy for all parties involved especially Sandra and her children.  No family should ever go through what Judge Knutson has done.  Please forward this information to Sean.  Thank you once again.

Michael Rhedin

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From: Michael Rhedin [mailto:sgtrhedin@msn.com] Sent: Monday, March 21, 2016 5:17 AM To: Mullen, Beth A. Subject: Sandra’s documents

Beth,

Just following up to see if you received the documents I sent a couple days ago. Take care.

Michael Rhedin200 Nathan Lane N. #216 Plymouth, MN 55441

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From: Mullen, Beth A. <Beth.A.Mullen@abc.com> Sent: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 7:22 AM To: Michael Rhedin Subject: RE: Sandra’s documents

Hey Michael,

Sorry I didn’t respond sooner I was swamped with a show last week.  I did receive your email and will be going through it and will get back to you if we need anything further.

Thanks!

-B

Beth A.  Mullen   ABC News 20/20  47 W. 66th Street, 12th Floor  New York, NY 10023

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David Rucki-Judge Knutson-Criminal Defense Matters (Click on title to see the attorney affidavit)

Below is a request to delete the Order for Protection (OFP) Violation against Sandra Grazzini-Rucki’s former husband. Collusion much?

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Take a look at the grants that are fueling the destruction of families

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Truth Vs. Spin on the Grazzini-Rucki Case

Speechless 2016/4/7

Published on Apr 7, 2016

Parental Rights attacked across the nation
Maplewood v Longrie
20/20 covers the Rucki case.

Start at 34:04 to listen to updates on the Grazzini-Rucki Case

Joe Friedberg and Michael Brodkorb join Lucy Quinlivan to discuss more controversy surrounding the Jamar Clark case and prosecution following an op-ed piece in the Star Tribune published by Steven Belton entitled, “Jamar Clark case: Freeman played dog-whistle politics in communicating the narrative.” They also chat about the state of the presidential election, developments in the Grazzini-Rucki case, and more.

Direct download: HC_040716.mp3
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