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Chicago Investigator Blows Whistle on Corrupt Police Review Board

A former investigator with Chicago’s Independent Police Review Authority has filed a lawsuit claiming that he was fired for refusing to produce false reports regarding officers accused of misconduct.

Lorenzo Davis began working with Chicago’s Independent Police Review Authority (IPRA) in 2008 as an investigator after 23 years with the Chicago Police Department. By July 2010, he was promoted to supervising investigator before moving up to deputy chief administrator in October 2011 and finally, chief administrator in February 2014.

Courthouse News reports

As his boss, Davis says, “Ando began ordering plaintiff to change his sustained findings of police misconduct … in favor of the accused officers.”

He claims that Ando and Mitchell told him “to change the content of his investigative reports to more favorably reflect upon the accused officers’ conduct or to discredit the victim or witnesses.”

He wasn’t the only one, Davis says: “Ando and Mitchell also ordered other IPRA investigators to change the contents of their investigative reports and change their ultimate findings from sustained to not sustained, unfounded or exonerated.”

The IPRA was originally formed in 2007 to investigate other accusations of police corruption and misconduct. Unfortunately, the agency has itself been the subject of misconduct and corruption. In fact, in December 2015, Ando resigned from his position as head of the IPRA just as it was announced that the U.S. Department of Justice would begin an investigation into the CPD. The IPRA’s reputation has become so tarnished that in early April, the editorial board of The Chicago Tribune wrote, “the IPRA and its reputation are beyond repair. The way forward is clear: Blow it up. Start over.”

Only weeks ago Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced plans to completely end the IPRA in favor of a “new civilian investigative agency that has more independence and more resources to do its work.” Emanuel’s plan mimics a report from the Police Accountability Task Force, organized by Emanuel after the death of Laquan McDonald, which calls for the creation of a new review board. According to the Better Government Association, between 2010 and 2014 Chicago police shot 240 people, killing 70.

Both the Chicago Police Department and the IPRA are under fire for corruption, abuse, and possible criminal behavior. At this point the idea that the Mayor (another representative of the establishment) could realistically root out the poison that seems to infected the core of the Chicago Police Department is preposterous. All of these bureaucracies exist to sustain themselves and to subvert the will of the people. This is because these institutions are dependent on the people for funding (stolen via taxation) and ultimately serve the will of the State.

Imagine what would happen if our communities started organizing against these violent criminals and peacefully prevented the murder of our people? It’s time to start having those conversations.

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BREAKING: AJ Kern to Announce Primary Bid Against Rep. Emmer – Cites Endorsement Convention Fouls

UPDATE: A response from Chairman of the Republican Party of Minnesota Keith Downey is posted at the end of the story:

Republican AJ Kern intends to announce a primary bid today against United States Representative Tom Emmer (R – Congressional District 6).  Kern and Emmer sought the party endorsement at the district’s convention in April.  Emmer achieved the required 60 percent of delegates by 11 votes (212-119) and won the endorsement on April 23rd.

Kern is claiming convention misconduct led to her decision to primary against Emmer.  Kern tells Alpha News the three reasons she thought the convention was mishandled include her campaign being kept out of the ballot room, a violation of “the rules for seating Delegates and Alternates,” and there never being “a motion and vote to endorse a candidate.”

Kern says the two campaigns were “provided different treatment during ballot counting,” explaining, “The Emmer campaign was provided observer(s) in the room while ballot counting occurred. The representative from the Kern campaign, Dr.John Kern, was physically blocked from entering the room during ballot counting.”

In regards to her contention with the seating of delegates and alternates, Kern says, “Sworn statements also indicate that after the permanent voting roll had been created, Alternates were wrongly unseated for late arriving Delegates in violation of the party constitution and convention rules.”

Continue Reading: http://alphanewsmn.com/aj-kern-announce-primary-bid-rep-emmer-cites-convention-fouls/

Conversation with Dakota County Commissioner Chair Nancy Schouweiler

 

Chair, Board of Commissioners http://www.co.dakota.mn.us

Nancy Schouweiler, District 4~Dakota Co.

Current term expires 2016
Served on County Board since 1999
Contact Information
Email: nancy.schouweiler@co.dakota.mn.us
 Telephone:
651-438-4430 (Office)
651-455-6440 (Home)
Mailing Address:
Administration Center
1590 Highway 55
Hastings, MN 55033-2343
Home Address:
4000 90th St E
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076-3727

District 4 Commissioner Schouweiler is past President of the Association of Minnesota Counties and is a member of the National Association of Counties Justice and Public Safety Steering Committee. She also serves on the Minnesota State Advisory Council on Mental Health’s Subcommittee on Children’s Mental Health by Governor appointment.

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A call was made to Nancy Schouweiler, Dakota Co. Chair, Board of Commissioners on Monday, April 25, 2016 to discuss refusal to provide discovery/public data by Dakota County for Case No. 19HA-CR-15-4227.

Readers may recall that a complaint was filed on 2/21/2016 against Dakota County Attorneys James Backstrom, Philip Prokopowicz, and Kathryn Keena for illegally withholding evidence in my criminal case.(Click on documents to zoom)

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Ms. Schouweiler indicated that she was ordered not to get involved in any individual cases by her “attorney”. What??? . .Why would commissioners have to be lawyered up? She also stated that the only function the county commissioners have over the county attorneys office is the budget

Well now, the way I see it is that the county will only do what commissioners authorize it to pay for. So, I would think that the budget is the main tool for affecting policy and managing county employees, which of course includes the county attorneys.

Excerpt From The ASSOCIATION OF MINNESOTA COUNTIES

County commissioners are elected officials who oversee county activities and work to ensure that citizen concerns are met, federal and state requirements are fulfilled and county operations run smoothly.

  • Coordinate activities of the county board, central administration and county departments with those of the independently elected officers, including auditor, treasurer, recorder, attorney and sheriff.
  • Oversee the county personnel system: authorize the number of county employees, establish salaries and conditions of employment, approve a county benefit, schedule, negotiate and approve labor agreements, supervise appointed county department heads, participate in and approve the recruitment and employment of key county employees, and oversee the implementation of the county pay equity plan and the county affirmative action/equal opportunity plan.

Image courtesy of Lion News

Image courtesy of Lion News

County commissioners also authorize the application for and/or receipt of funds from federal and state governments and their use within the county budget.

What are some of the federal funds that the county receives that led me to the criminal charges that were made against me? Well, as I’ve learned from my brilliant friend Victoria at familycourtmatters.wordpress.com, the family law system is incentivized to divert billions of dollars to unfit and unwilling fathers through the Health and Human Services Healthy Marriage, Responsible Fatherhood and Access & Visitation initiatives.

There is very little oversight of this money, which means that such programs have gotten away with using fatherhood funds to assist abusive and violent fathers in custody battles against protective mothers.

These fathers are told that they have two choices — risk jail for failure to pay child support, or embark on a custody battle to take the children from the Protective Mother and thus eliminate child support altogether. What would you choose? Thus, fathers who have had little contact with their children for years, who have physically and/or sexually abused the children and their mothers, often fathers just being released from jail, end up fighting and succeeding in getting custody with the collusion of family court services and mental health professionals.

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!

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The Office of Family Assistance (OFA)  administers several key federal grant programs, including the Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood  Grants. These programs foster economically secure households and communities for the well-being and long-term success of children and families.

HEALTHY MARRIAGE INITIATIVES

Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education Program Overview

The Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education Grant Program (HMRE) is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF) efforts to promote healthy marriage at the community level.  The Healthy Marriage Program funds organizations that combine marriage and relationship education efforts with a robust effort to address participation barriers and the economic stability needs of their participants. The programs directly, or through the affiliates or partners with which they are collaborating, have a physical presence in a community, city, or county where services are provided.

RESPONSIBLE FATHERHOOD INITIATIVE

New Pathways for Fathers and Families Grant Program Overview

The New Pathways for Fathers and Families Grant Program (New Pathways) is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF) efforts to support responsible fatherhood. The New Pathways program funds projects that integrate robust economic stability services, healthy marriage activities, and activities designed to foster responsible parenting.

This is a picture of a father building a model car with his son.New Pathways programs provide services to promote responsible parenting (e.g., promoting positive father-child engagement, counseling, mentoring, and mediation; teaching parenting skills); to foster economic stability (e.g., job training, employment services, and career-advancing education); and to promote or sustain marriage (e.g., enhancing relationship skills; education regarding how to control aggressive behavior; disseminating information on the causes of domestic violence and child abuse)

New Pathways grantees must concurrently implement all three Promoting Responsible Fatherhood Authorized Activities (Healthy Marriage, Responsible Parenting, and Economic Stability).  All New Pathways programs are required to offer all three activities:

  1. Healthy Marriage – Activities to promote marriage or sustain marriage through activities, such as:
  • Counseling, mentoring, disseminating information about the benefits of marriage and two-parent involvement for children.
  • Enhancing relationship skills.
  • Education regarding how to control aggressive behavior.
  • Disseminating information on the causes of domestic violence and child abuse. (Here’s a thought. . . QUIT MAKING PARENTS CO-PARENT AND COOPERATE WHEN THERE IS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE!)
  • Marriage preparation programs.
  • Premarital counseling.
  • Marital inventories.
  • Skills-based marriage education.
  • Financial planning seminars, including improving a family’s ability to effectively manage family business affairs by means such as education, counseling, or mentoring on matters related to family finances, including household management, budgeting, banking, and handling of financial transactions and home maintenance.
  • Divorce education and reduction programs, including mediation and counseling.
  1. Responsible Parenting – Activities to promote responsible parenting, such as:
  • Counseling, mentoring, and mediation.
  • Disseminating information about good parenting practices.
  • Skills-based parenting education.
  • Encouraging child support payments, and other methods.
  1. Economic Stability – Activities to foster economic stability, such as:
  • Helping fathers improve their economic status by providing activities such as Work First services, job search, job training, subsidized employment, job retention, job enhancement, and encouraging education, including career-advancing education.
  • Dissemination of employment materials.
  • Coordination with existing employment services such as welfare-to-work programs, referrals to local employment training initiatives, and other methods.

FATHERHOOD REENTRY INITIATIVE   (WHERE’S THE MOTHERHOOD REENTRY INITIATIVE?)

Responsible Fatherhood Opportunities for Reentry and Mobility Project Overview

This is a picture of an African American father and his son.The Responsible Fatherhood Opportunities for Reentry and Mobility Project (ReFORM) is a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF) efforts to support responsible fatherhood and ex-prisoner initiatives. The ReFORM program funds projects that offer community-centered pre- and post-release responsible fatherhood and supportive services to soon-to-be and recently released fathers and their families.  The projects focus on fathers who are within three to nine months of release from incarceration or a father who has been released from confinement for six months or less.

Program Components

With a funding level of up to $1,500,000 per year for five years, ReFORM programs are encouraged to develop collaboration opportunities with other federal resources, including the U.S. Department of Justice’s Second Chance Act grantees, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s local Public Housing Authorities, and resources from local offices of child support enforcement. ReFORM projects offer ex-prisoners reentry and support services to fathers returning from incarceration.  Services include responsible fatherhood and healthy relationship activities, employment, housing referral, case management (e.g., counseling, legal aid, and mentoring), transportation, substance abuse and mental health services referrals, and family strengthening activities. Grantees may offer other interventions designed to help stabilize fathers returning from incarceration to assist them and their families and that contribute to a reduction in recidivism and progressions toward self-sufficiency.

Marriage and family strengthening programs address a myriad of issues, which result from a fathers’ absence or involvement with the criminal justice system. The ReFORM programs differ from New Pathways for Fathers and Families programs in that the exclusive target population is incarcerated and re-entering fathers or fathers otherwise involved with the criminal justice system. All Responsible Fatherhood programs, which include New Pathways for Fathers and Families and ReFORM, are required to offer all three activities

Dakota County Board of Commissionersboard2015.jpgFront Row (l to r): Commissioner Kathleen A. Gaylord, Commissioner Thomas A. Egan, Commissioner Nancy Schouweiler (chair).  Second Row (l to r): Commissioner Chris Gerlach, Commissioner Mary Liz Holberg, Commissioner Mike Slavik, Commissioner Liz Workman.   

“Never underestimate the ability of government bureaucrats to play dumb about other peoples’ problems and exploit it to the hilt in the name of helping those people.”  www.nafcj.net

It’s time to make our public servants start acting as such or get them out of office. I’m just sayin!

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!

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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

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

Audio Testimony

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 GilbertsonGilbertson-Rucki


Julie Friedrich: Parenting Consultant, Coach, Evaluator, Expediter, Supervisor~State of MN  (Photo Unavailable)
Julie Ann Friedrich was appointed on 7-14-2011 and removed herself on 5-17-2013.  At the September 12, 2013  Grazzini-Rucki trial,  Ms. Friedrich stated, “It got to the point where I didn’t feel I could advocate for the children due to false information that they were given.”

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.

Samantha Rucki

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
Category:general — posted at: 4:22pm EDT

Dakota County Collusion

Collusion

n. where two persons (or business entities through their officers or other employees) enter into a deceitful agreement, usually secret, to defraud and/or gain an unfair advantage over a third party, competitors, consumers or those with whom they are negotiating. Collusion can include secret price or wage fixing, secret rebates, or pretending to be independent of each other when actually conspiring together for their joint ends.

A secret arrangement wherein two or more people whose legal interests seemingly conflict conspire to commit Fraud upon another person; a pact between two people to deceive a court with the purpose of obtaining something that they would not be able to get through legitimate judicial channels.

The fundamental societal objection to collusion is that it promotes dishonesty and fraud, which, in turn, undermines the integrity of the entire judicial system.   The Free Dictionary by Farlex

Below is an article and picture of Sandra Grazzini-Rucki’s Motion Hearing 01/26/2016  (8:30 AM) (Judicial Officer Larson, Jon H.) at the Dakota County Courthouse in Hastings, MN. The group includes David Rucki, his sister Tami Love, Michael Brodkorb from the Star Tribune, Lisa Elliot (David Rucki’s attorney) and James Donehower, Dakota Co. Assistant County Attorney.

Star Tribune Hacks Reported To Beau Berentson, Court Information Office Director of Communications and Public Affairs (651) 296-6043? Hack/Quack Michael “Dr. Quack” Brodkorb Gets Special Treatment By Corrupt Dakota County Court Security When Illegally Using Electronic Device During High-profile Scripted Hearing For Rigged Case No. 19AV-FA-11-1273 In The Marriage Of SANDRA SUE GRAZZINI-RUCKI VS DAVID VICTOR RUCKI *** Judge Kanning Assigned ***?

 

from:    Lion News lionnews00@gmail.com
to:    beau.berentson@courts.state.mn.us,
terry.sauer@startribune.com,
tim.leslie@co.dakota.mn.us,
phil.prokopowicz@co.dakota.mn.us
date:    Wed, Apr 6, 2016 at 7:26 AM
subject:    Star Tribune getting special treatment (again) at high-profile Sandra Granzzini-Rucki hearing on April 5, 2016 in Case No. 19AV-FA-11-1273?
mailed-by:    gmail.com

Beau Berentson, Court Information Office Director of Communications and Public Affairs (651) 296-6043:

The hacks from the rag called the Star Tribune are getting special treatment in your rigged courts again, aren’t they? So-called special correspondent Michael “Dr. Quack” Brodkorb was, according to witness testimony, illegally using an electronic communication device at the high-profile Sandra Grazzini-Rucki hearing on April 5, 2016 in Case No. 19AV-FA-11-1273. Did corrupt Dakota Co. court security confiscate the device like they did for Sandra’s attorney Michelle MacDonald? Corrupt Dakota Co. court security didn’t, did they? Did corrupt Dakota Co. court security arrest “Dr. Quack” Brodkorb like they did with Sandra’s attorney Michelle MacDonald? Corrupt Dakota Co. court security didn’t, did they? What did corrupt Dakota Co. court security do? Corrupt Dakota Co. court security gave the Star Tribune hack special treatment, didn’t they? They did, didn’t they? The funny part is that I had just spoken that very morning with Terry Sauer, Assistant Managing Editor/Digital StarTribune.com (Phone: 612-673-4460 (w) 612-716-7232 (c) Email: terry.sauer@startribune.com) about hack Brodkorb’s malicious, wild and outrageous false accusations about me, isn’t it? It is, isn’t it? In fact the even funnier part is that Sauer didn’t want to talk about illegal filming at the high-profile Junkermeier murder trial by his hack Jenna Ross, isn’t it? It is, isn’t it? Good thing I have that conversation recorded, huh? It is, isn’t it?

Oh, I asked for an incident report from the corrupt officer of the court called Dakota County Sheriff Tim Leslie, haven’t I? However, since the corrupt officer of the court Leslie is still illegally withholding public data from me for the illegal search of Sandra’s attorney Michelle MacDonald’s camera (and a boat-load of other readily available, free, electronic public data, right?) I’m not holding my breath, am I? Plus, I’m sure that Chief Deputy Dakota County Attorney Phillip Prokopowicz is still mad at me, aren’t I? I am, aren’t I? Phil is mad because I threw a monkey wrench into his plans to be a corrupt Dakota county judge, isn’t he? Just between you and me – if Prokopowicz is dumb enough to try for the latest opening for corrupt Dakota Co. judge he’s going to get the same treatment, isn’t he? He is, isn’t he?

Are the rigged Dakota County courts going to ban the Star Tribune and their hacks from the high-profile Sandra Grazzini-Rucki cases (19HA-CR-15-2669 & 19AV-FA-11-1273) or not? inquiring minds want to know, don’t they? I’m think not, aren’t I? Why? Witness testimony states that 19AV-FA-11-1273 was scripted in favor of David Rucki, doesn’t it? It does, doesn’t it? That must explain why the corrupt Minnesota courts fear video and audio recording by actual whistleblowers like me, huh?

Terry Dean, Nemmers (320) 283-5713

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