What’s interesting about this audio is that the St. Cloud PD promptly provided me with my readily available, free, electronic public data but Lakeville had the City Attorney tell me that “the data supporting a search warrant is criminal investigation data which is confidential or protected nonpublic data which the City cannot release, until the investigation becomes inactive.”
One of the ways an investigation becomes inactive is upon a decision by the agency or appropriate prosecutorial authority not to pursue the case. (That would seem to be appropriate to stop the continued harassment and misuse of public funds!)
The Lakeville City Attorney Roger Knutson also indicated that the City does not have a department policy on search warrants.
I then received a fraudulent bill for $210 from Dakota County Attorney Kathryn Keena instead of emailing me my free electronic public and private data. They were put on notice in December of 2015 that I requested my discovery and public data and they willfully refused to comply. That violates the MN Data Practice Law (Minn. Stat. § 13.09 and 609.43) and the law is the law!
The names of the officials present (Note that Detective Dronen indicated there were a couple US Marshals with them executing the search warrant but the list provided by Lakeville PD lists only one).
Detective Jim Dronen
Detective Kelli Coughlin
Detective Dave Watson
Detective Rick Hakanson
Detective Russ Helmueller
Inspector Matt Moran-US Marshals Service
Officer Eric Jensen-St. Cloud Police Department
Search Warrant Below (Click on documents to zoom-in)
Below is the reimbursement I received for the damage done to my door when they conducted the “no-knock” search warrant at my home.
I have contacted officials numerous times to request my evidence. On April 19th, 2016 I contacted Dakota Co.Data Compliance officials and received the information below the day after I made recorded phone calls to them.
Criminal Complaint Against Corrupt Dakota Co. Attorneys: James Backstrom, Philip Prokopowicz & Kathryn Keena For Illegally Withholding Readily Available, Free, Electronic, Public Data & Discovery For Rigged Case No. 19HA-CR-15-4227 State Of Minnesota VS Deirdre Elise “Dede” Evavold?
UPDATE FOR: Criminal Complaint Against Corrupt Dakota Co. Attorneys: James Backstrom, Philip Prokopowicz & Kathryn Keena For Illegally Withholding Readily Available, Free, Electronic, Public Data & Discovery For Rigged Case No. 19HA-CR-15-4227 State Of Minnesota VS Deirdre Elise “Dede” Evavold? Corrupt City Of Hastings Police Chief Bryan Schafer Forced To Respond To Data Request? Character Assassination By Star Tribune’s So-Called “Special Correspondent” Michael “Dr. Quack” Brodkorb & So-Called Officer Of The Court Ronald S. Rosenbaum Lawyer License No: 0163478? Brodkorb & Rosenbaum Are Dakota Co’s Unofficial “Hatchet Men,” Aren’t They? They Are, Aren’t They? Star Tribune’s Media Blackout On High-Profile Sandra Grazzini Rucki’s Sudden & Mysterious Release From Jail?
Friday, March 11, 2016 Poor Dede Forced The Big, Bad, Corrupt City Of St. Cloud Into Notifying IPAD Of Adoption Of Model MN Data Practice Policies? Poor Dede Is Taking Control In Rigged Case No. 19HA-CR-15-4227 State Of Minnesota VS Deirdre Elise “Dede” Evavold, Isn’t She? Will Poor Dede Force Dismissal Of All Charges? Inquiring Minds Want To Know, Don’t They?
Harassment Over Chapter 13 Data Request/Discovery Request For Rigged Case No. 19HA-CR-15-4227 State Of Minnesota VS Deirdre Elise “Dede” Evavold? Why Is Corrupt Police Chief Jeff Long Sending Poor Dede Harassing Emails & Hanging Up The Phone On Poor Dede? Can Corrupt City Of Lakeville Administrator Justin Miller & Mike Garris, LOGIS Executive Director/Data Practices Compliance Official Explain Why? Inquiring Minds Want To Know, Don’t They? BONUS ROUND: Data Request For The Adulterous Star Tribune Hack Michael “Dr. Quack” Brodkorb’s Domestic Violence Report?
“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.
WASHINGTON, April 14, 2016 – A recent ABC “20/20” report on a bitter custody battle that led to the disappearance of two Lakeville, Minnesota girls for more than two years may have ignored critical facts.
On April 8, 2016, “20/20” ran a program entitled “Footprints in the Snow” about the disappearance in April 2013 of Samantha and Gianna Rucki, who ran away from home during a bitter custody dispute, leaving nothing but footprints in the snow.
The show hinged on claims by the parents. The mother, Sandra Grazzini-Rucki, said she was abused by her ex-husband, David Rucki. David Rucki, on the other hand, said she made up the allegations and brainwashed their children into believing her, which he called parental alienation.
In the critical scene of the program, Elizabeth Vargas, the show’s host, asked Sandra to provide proof of abuse during their marriage saying: “I’m asking for any of the documentation you assured us existed and we can find none of it.”
Sandra’s attorney, Michelle MacDonald, went back to her office, where producers rummaged through several thousand papers and then proclaimed, “In more than 20 boxes we didn’t find a single piece of paper or photo to provide that any physical abuse existed.”
But this appears to twist what MacDonald provided them.
According to a 42-page document provided by MacDonald to “20/20,” there was a litany of evidence of abuse including an affidavit, criminal charges and convictions, and numerous incident reports made by Sandra.
Based on information from Carver County Corruption
Dakota County Judge David Knutson issued an order on September 7, 2012 that denied the mother of five children any contact with her children. He ordered mother to vacate her home of 15 years on the same day as the court order. She was forced to leave her home and all of her possessions which she has never been able to recover. She was denied any due process and was told she would be arrested and jailed if she refused to follow Judge Knutson’s orders.
Her wages were garnished for payment of past marital taxes even though mother has been left destitute with prior use of MN Care Insurance and food stamps after the divorce. Her ex-husband’s income is in excess of $200,000 per month and he retains all of the marital property. There was no hearing or any finding that Sandra ever hurt or abused any of her five children in any way.
The five children, ages 10, 11, 13, 14, and 16, were ordered to live in the custody of two aunts. The four youngest children lived with their maternal aunt for almost six months without support from anyone. The children have not had or been allowed any contact with their mother except for one three-hour heavily supervised visit in late December, 2012. At that time they had not had any contact with their father. In court on February 26, 2013, the aunt said she was no longer willing to provide for the children. The oldest child now lives in the former home of his mother with his father, who is believed to have bought the boy’s loyalty with a car and other expensive gifts. The four youngest children did not have a relationship with their oldest brother at that time.
Why did all of this happen? In late August, 2012, Judge Knutson appointed an “expert” to make a recommendation on the parenting of the children. This expert, Dr. Paul Reitman, met with four of the children for about thirty minutes. He conducted no other evaluations, tests, or analysis. Yet, on the basis of this meeting, he issued his report that the problem was caused by the Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS), a condition of the mother. Parental Alienation has been rejected by the American Psychiatric Association, the American Psychological Association, and the American Medical Association. They believe it to be unsubstantiated. In fact, the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCI) has published guidelines stating that “The theory positing the existence of ‘PAS’ has been discredited by the scientific community.”
Nevertheless, Judge Knutson appointed another expert, Dr. James Gilbertson, to attempt to re-unify the children with their abusive father. He said he would “reprogram” the children to like their father—he saw them 3 times in 6 months. This failed leading to the February 26, 2013 hearing. At this hearing, Dr. Gilbertson arranged for the children to appear before Judge Knutson in a conference room. Judge Knutson listened to the children’s short statements and told them he was going to issue orders that they had to follow. The mother requested information from Gilbertson and Reitman such as appointment dates, payment history, and other documents, but they were denied by the practitioners saying they are protected by the judge and do not need to follow the guidelines of their respective professional organizations. Judge Knutson did not allow the opinions of any other professionals to be heard.
The four youngest children begged to be with their mother. Their lives have been seriously disrupted. The Guardian ad Litem (GAL), Julie Friedrich, initially agreed that they belonged with their mother. Her story then changed. She told the children that everything had been given to their father, and that their mother was homeless and without a vehicle. (The children reported this information to their mother at the late December 2012 meeting.) Ms. Friedrich also informed the children that their mother was in a mental institution, in jail, had moved to Philadelphia, PA, had been fired from her job, and that mother’s whereabouts were unknown. Julie also told the children that their mother didn’t want them and that she was gone. She informed Dr. Gilbertson that no further contact between mother and children should take place. Mother was not allowed to schedule any further visits with her children despite numerous attempts.
Sandra Grazzini-Rucki and children at a “supervised visitation session” conducted by Clinical Psychologist “Dr.” James Gilbertson
Letter by Samantha Rucki-2013
I, Samantha Rucki am writing this to be given the Court as quickly as possible. I ask that this be given the Court of Appeals during the week beginning April 22, 2013. I would sign before a notary public but I can’t because I do not have any identification with me. But my signature is below. Thank you.
I’m in fear for my life to live or to even be in the Ireland place home with Tammy Love. She has physical emotionally, verberelly abuse. I have told everyone of my fears and begged them not to put me with her but they will not listen. I’m so afraid. I have told everyone about the abuse that I have suffered from my father and his sister Tammy. I was also have seen my father physical attacked my mother. 5 years a go my father’s mother (Vicki Rucki) slapped me across the face and said I was a “little fucking bitch” , she did this because when we were with my father one day and my mom was at the store my father’s parents showed up and said they were taking us to Arizona I told her my mom had said no that she could not take us and she said I didn’t have a choice she grabbed the 3 little ones Gianna , Nia , Gino my dad and both his parents grabbed the kids put them in the car and his parents left with them I locked myself in the bathroom and called my mom. my dad would not say how to get a hold of them. It was 5 days till we found that his parents had taken them to Arizona. My mom went to get them from PHX. Because they had taken them without her permission they only gave one of them back and it took more day till they would return the other ones. I have watched my dad beat my mom.
She has always protected us, she begged for a divorce and he always said he would never give her one until he finally agreed in the spring of 2011, and they got divorced. My mom has not alienated us from our father in any way . the courts, Gilbertson and fridedric have lied and told us many things that weren’t true about our mother they threaten us with going to jail or said we better “comply or else” they also said stuff like I will put you in foster care and you know what they do in those a homes the abuse kids , I have begged judge Knutson to return us to our mother we all have begged he threatened us telling us he didn’t care that we wanted he was going to order us and we better follow it or else. We told him about the abuse of my dad and his sister and that we were afraid. My mom had also been there she always protected us and loved us and took care of us , but he said he didn’t care. I was taking to the police dept. on Friday april 18th I was told there was some kind of meeting when i went into the room it was tammy, Nancy, Jay and a officer they had gilbertson on a speaker phone he stated that we were all going to Tammy’s she had 100 percent custody and Gilbertson said and I quote “this was the plan from the beginning” we fought back begging them not to l put us in care of tammy that we were afraid for our lives and told them that tammy and my father had abused us but they didn’t care they put us into tammy car and then we had a police escort to the Ireland place house, the police made us go into the house once the police put into the house he left, we repeated over and over again that we did not want to go that we were afraid for our lives we wanted to go our mothers.
We have been told so many lies by judge Knutson to our face he even went so far as to threaten us when were in the conference with him and everyone else at the courthouse Gilbertsin and friedrich have told so many lies that they didn’t make sense any more they were never consistent with things and when I would question they would get furious and the would raise the voice and get very mad, when we told child protection and was interview they said they would help us but they never did we told them everything what I have been put through is reidulcus this is not a game and that’s what they have turned this into ,I have done nothing and yet I’m treated like a crimmal I’m told I have no rights I told my fathers is perfect and everything was my mother’s fult. I have been constituently lied too and threatened by moxie, Reitman ,Gilbertson, Friedreich, Knutson , child portative serveries, everyone they have sent a too its ridulcus . I’m almost 15 in over a month why are the courts trying so hard to make my mom look so bad and yet it was my father and his sister what is going on I will not be treated like this anymore.
IN RESPONSE TO FRIDAY’S #ABC2020 BROADCAST: The police reports that have been posted refer to alleged incidents after Sandra filed for divorce. 20/20 obtained all of these police reports from the Lakeville Police months ago and carefully reviewed them, prior to our visit to Michelle MacDonald’s office. As we stated in our report on Friday night, Lakeville police has “no record of ever being contacted by Sandra about abuse during her marriage.” In our interview with Sandra Grazzini-Rucki , she repeatedly claimed there were photographs and police reports from before she filed for divorce to prove her allegations of physical abuse. To this date, neither she nor the Lakeville Police department have produced documentation to support those claims. As we stated in our report, after filing for divorce, Sandra “gets an order of protection against David, and then calls police on him at least 20 times.” He was charged with violating the order of protection for contacting Sandra’s neighbor, but none of her allegations of abuse resulted in any charges.
Come on 20/20. . . REALLY??? You’re going to focus on timelines? Clearly the tricks of the trade were used in full force to spin and selectively omit evidence of David Rucki’s violent behavior. Sandra contacted the police throughout her marriage, but the message from law enforcement was that they could pull him out for 6-8 hours, which would make it twice as bad when he came back, or she could wait until she was ready to leave permanently and they could better enforce the protective orders.
“Why don’t they just call the cops?”: Reasons for differential police contact among women with abusive partners. Fleury RE1, Sullivan CM, Bybee DI, Davidson WS 2nd See documents at end of the post that show restraining orders obtained by neighbors on both sides of the Rucki residence in 2008 and 2009, as well as 5th degree assault and disorderly conduct charges.The pictures Sandra had of the physical abuse were submitted to the court by her first attorney but have shockingly disappeared! .
Also, why weren’t the other children interviewed? Could it be that they might say something that would go against the narrative that mom is ‘crazy and evil’? What’s most amazing to me is that the very charges made against mom (i.e. parental deprivation and “brainwashing”) are exactly what the courts have done to Sandra and her children but no one seems to care about that!
Victims should know that the fathers rights’ movement and Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS) were created by a ring of judges to stir-up domestic litigation and use that litigation as a extortion/protection scheme against vulnerable women who are worried about the safety of their children. Abusive men are given “protection” in exchange for their cooperation in non-stop profitable litigation activity. Viewing the malicious court conduct by the judge a result of “bias” or “good-old-boy” local cronyism is a serious mistake which will prevent you from learning how to deal with the bad court professional and make them stop exploiting you. Liz Richards~ National Alliance for Family Court Justice
THE SOLE REASONS that children are being stolen from their families and homes are the financial incentives associated with each child and circumstance. There is federal grant money given to states and child placement agencies to CREATE SITUATIONS THAT DO NOT EXIST TO GENERATE THESE FUNDS! Pathways to Responsible Fatherhood Demonstration Grants
So anyhow, after 6 months of investigation, hundreds of documents and hours of interviews, the April 8th show is the end result?
The clip below sums up the portrayal of my part in the mockumentary in case no.19HA-CR-15-4227 Thanks 20/20!
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20/20’s latest ep…isode, “Footprints in the Snow”, was ostensibly about two teens who fled into the underground on a snowy night, running away from a father they say is abusive, but a thinly disguised agenda soon becomes apparent.
It appears to be just the latest attempt by mainstream media to mislead the public into thinking women who are only trying to maintain custody of or protect their children, are actually vindictive, malicious liars out to destroy men and alienate them from their children—an age-old patriarchal theme nauseatingly replayed on primetime TV Friday night.
Sean Dooley, 20/20’s producer, along with reporter Elizabeth Vargas, portray Sandra Rucki and Cindy Dumas, Damon’s mother and Executive Director of The Women’s Coalition, as liars who coached their children to falsely report abuse in an effort to alienate them from their fathers. This incriminates Damon, who was interviewed by Elizabeth Vargas for the story, and the Rucki girls as liars and accomplices in the plot to bring their fathers down.
They do this in part by making a clear statement that judges in both cases found there was no “credible evidence” of abuse by the fathers. Dooley is counting on the fact that the general public will believe a purportedly “honorable” judge over a mere woman or child.
The problem is that Dooley was provided with substantial “credible evidence of abuse” which refutes what the judges found and he omitted it in his obvious slanting of the story against Sandra and Cindy and by extension all women who dare accuse a father of abuse.
Dooley is now just one more part of the cover up of sexual abuse in Cindy’s case and physical and verbal abuse in Sandra’s case.
An article is in the works which will further detail the spinning of the story, but in the meantime, people can start emailing the President of ABC and let her know you are boycotting ABC until they issue an apology, a retraction of the episode and begin an investigation into the epidemic of women being falsely labeled liars and their children taken from them or left unprotected.
ABC President Channing Dungey: firstname.lastname@example.org
About President Dungey: http://www.tft.ucla.edu/2011/09/faculty-channing-dungey/
Write your own email or copy and paste:
Dear President Dungey,
I am with The Women’s Coalition and am writing to let you know that we will be boycotting ABC until you retract Friday night’s episode “Footprints in the Snow”, issue an apology to Sandra Rucki, Cindy Dumas and women around the world who have been implicated. We are requesting you immediately assign an unbiased journalist to investigate the epidemic of women who have been falsely accused of lying, alienating or being mentally ill and have had their children taken away from them or have not been able to protect them.
The Women’s Coalition has been documenting this crisis on social media and youtube and with the UN and Women’s Commissions. Please see the Facebook page and the “Dear MSM” event in which women submitted stories for ABC’s 20/20 in particular and mainstream media in general. There are over 50 youtube videos of women speaking out. 150 stories have been submitted in a Complaint to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women and women flooded the California Commission on the Status of Women recently to make them aware of the crisis.
I myself am one of the affected women [or: I know a woman this has happened to].
Comment on the 20/20 page/post:
Blog with credible evidence of abuse in Sandra’s case submitted to Dooley:
Email to Sean Dooley and Elizabeth Vargas with credible evidence of abuse in Damon’s case (just one of many correspondences):
Full episode: “Footprints in the Snow”:
Video playlist of moms: https://www.youtube.com/playlist…
Disclosure: Cindy Dumas wrote this post.
[Pictured: President Channing Dungey (top left); Sean Dooley (bottom left); Elizabeth Vargas (bottom middle); Damon Dumas (top right); Sandra Rucki (bottom right)]
Cindy Dumas, Executive Director, The Women’s Coalition PAC:
I am helping both Sandra (Sam) Grazzini-Rucki and Dede Evavold in their criminal cases. Included is some other information that would discredit not only David Rucki but 20/20’s Elizabeth Vargas. Plus, I have audio recordings of Lakeville police harassing Dede on the phone and hanging up on her when she is trying to get evidence for her case. Feel free to call me at (320) 283-5713 9:00am – 9:00pm Central Standard time.
Terry Dean, Nemmers
The Women’s Coalition with Sam Grazzini-Rucki.
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Dede Evavold My name is Dede Evavold. I’m in 20/20’s unfair and unbalanced report on Sandra Granzzini-Rucki’s missing daughters Samantha and Gianna Rucki. Do you want to know how corrupt the courts are in Dakota County? The Dakota County courts are so corrupt that Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom is trying to force me to plead guilty without ever receiving the evidence in my case – Case No. 19HA-CR-15-4227 State Of Minnesota VS Deirdre Elise “Dede” Evavold. Plus, I have received information from an individual who has seen the limited evidence that has been provided to Sandra in Case No. 19HA-CR-15-2669 State of Minnesota vs Sandra Grazzini-Rucki. And that individual has informed me that the evidence listed in the reports does not match the evidence that has been provided to Sandra or her attorney. Who in their right mind calls that justice, huh? Maybe now you see can why Samantha and Gianna Rucki ran away from the rigged Dakota county courts?
https://www.facebook.com/ABC2020/?fref=nf IN RESPONSE TO FRIDAY’S #ABC2020 BROADCAST: The police reports that have been posted refer to alleged incidents after Sandra filed for divorce. 20/20 obtained all of these police reports from the Lakeville Police months ago and carefully reviewed them, prior to our visit to Michelle MacDonald’s office. As we stated in our report on Friday night, Lakeville police has “no record of ever being contacted by Sandra about abuse during her marriage.” In our interview with Sandra Grazzini-Rucki , she repeatedly claimed there were photographs and police reports from before she filed for divorce to prove her allegations of physical abuse. To this date, neither she nor the Lakeville Police department have produced documentation to support those claims. As we stated in our report, after filing for divorce, Sandra “gets an order of protection against David, and then calls police on him at least 20 times.” He was charged with violating the order of protection for contacting Sandra’s neighbor, but none of her allegations of abuse resulted in any charges.
Respondent (David Rucki) shall follow all recommendations arising out of the Bob Kelly domestic abuse program. Parental Alienation Clip Red Herring Alert https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVaXS_neu2E
http://www.bobkellyprograms.com/ Bob Kelly Programs, LLC provides variety of counseling groups addressing the issues of domestic violence and anger management. Current groups offered by Bob are: 12 Week Men’s Domestic Violence Group 6 Week Men’s Domestic Violence Group One Day Anger and Aggression Group for Men and Women One Day Domestic Violence Group for Women
Case No. 19AV-CR-14-8958 State of Minnesota vs DAVID VICTOR RUCKI Charges: RUCKI, DAVID VICTOR 1. Disorderly Conduct; Statute: 609.72.1; Level: Misdemeanor; Date: 06/12/2014; Disposition: 12/02/2014 Convicted; Level of Sentence: 12/02/2014 Convicted of a Misdemeanor
Whoever intentionally does any of the following acts may be charged with a felony and, upon conviction, may be sentenced as provided in subdivision 6:
(1) conceals a minor child from the child’s parent where the action manifests an intent substantially to deprive that parent of parental rights or conceals a minor child from another person having the right to parenting time or custody where the action manifests an intent to substantially deprive that person of rights to parenting time or custody;
(1) the person reasonably believed the action taken was necessary to protect the child from physical or sexual assault or substantial emotional harm; (The system certainly didn’t protect them!)
It was a bitter cold evening in April 2013 when sisters Samantha and Gianna Rucki ran away from their Lakeville, Minnesota, home. They left without their shoes or coats and disappeared into the night.
But oddly, there was no manhunt to find them, no Amber Alert was issued and there were no police press conferences to provide updates after they went missing.
The girls were found almost three years later, alive, healthy and living at a therapeutic horse farm less than three hours away from their family home.
Now their mother, who denies having any involvement in their disappearance, is facing felony charges, and the circumstances of how and why these two teen girls vanished is a mystery beginning to unfold.
Watch the full story on ABC News’ “20/20” TONIGHT at 10 p.m. ET.