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Email from a MN parent regarding the release of the OLA Guardian ad Litem Program Evaluation

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Subject: Guardian Ad Lietem Audit Release March 23, 2018 (last audit 1995)


Dear Parents Harmed by the GAL Program in family court:

I stand with you. And, I grieve with you too, over a broken and corrupt system that has harmed our children and changed us all forever.

Children denied a relationship with their loving parent and handed over to an abusive parent and then all contact cut off.

Childhood trauma caused by family court!

Friday, March 23, 2018 8:30 AM

Legislative Audit Commission

Room: 1150 Minnesota Senate Building
Chair: Sen. Mary Kiffmeyer, Rep. Rick Hansen

  • Approve evaluation topics for review by OLA in 2018
  • Release OLA evaluation, Guardian ad Litem Program

God, please don’t let this be more bullsh&%!

Tell me good people stand up against greed and corruption.

Peace to you all



Results of Guardian ad Litem Program Evaluation Coming Soon

Since its inception, the Minnesota Guardian ad Litem Program has committed itself to giving abused and neglected children a strong voice in our court system.  The Program provides advocates who represent the best interests of abused and neglected children in court and are independent from the court and the child welfare system.  Guardians ad litem (GALs) are professionals who are paid staff or volunteers and are appointed by the Juvenile or Family Court to represent a maltreated child’s best interests in court proceedings. What it should say is the MN GAL Program has committed itself to giving abused and neglected children BACK TO THE ABUSER.

The results of our evaluation of the GAL Program will be released within the next few weeks. 

Jodi Munson Rodríguez | Program Evaluation Manager | Office of the Legislative Auditor | Program Evaluation Division
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Legislative Auditor Set to Review Programs that Oversee Vulnerable Minnesotans

Comment on Carver County Corruption Blog 2013

The courts themselves were set up and designed by a nonprofit organization of judges, attorneys, and psychologists — promoting mediation in particular — which started as (I’m going to state as fact because evidence seems to support this) as a slush fund (means of money laundering) IN the Los Angeles County Courthouse. People who accept and understand this will recognize the same behavior in action generations (of related nonprofits contracting with or running the courts) since, and adjust their responses accordingly.

Generally speaking, AFCC is favorable to (abusive) fathers’ rights, and the industries of supervised visitation, parent education, and of course as much custody evaluation as possible. A related organization NACC (based in Colorado) tries to get a GAL appointed wherever. From what I can tell, the GALs are rarely neutral.

In all of these groups, some of the money is made and control established through the trainings,, (CLE, GAL training etc.) which can be written off.

The presence in any jurisdiction of a “Conciliation court” and with it “Conciliation Code” (usually at state level) generally means that any “rebuttable presumption against custody going to a batterer” is a moot point — because that courtroom (and presiding judge) BY LAW grabs jurisdiction and decides to order all kinds of services; a.k.a. “fees for friends.” The goal of the AFCC (ca. 1963 founded) is to transform the language of criminal law into a behavioral health paradigm, which is for control and profit.   

Conciliation is about “reconcililation” (co-parenting, allegedly) and is not interested in criminal matters. We need to recognize this; it happened when no-fault divorce replaced actual criminal matters as a cause of divorce across the country, ca. 1970s.

What this means is that Lundy Bancroft’s “Batterer as Parent” material, while mostly true, is irrelevant in this context. Access/Visitation funding, that the child support system extorts some and rewards others at will for its own (and the states)’ profits IS. That an entire industry of responsible fatherhood money (Hundreds of millions) funded by the public (and private philanthropies adding to it) IS relevant. It’s a racket, which is good to at least be aware of. At least if this is identified and put on the table, those involved might at least RESPECT individual litigators, or fear being “outed” and perhaps in individual cases, someone higher up the ladder might toss out a lesser lackey to the crowds, as they did a GAL in Lackawanna County, PA (Danielle Ross) on tax evasion.

Not only state laws, rules of court, etc. are changed to accommodate some of these goals, but also federal welfare law (access/visitation, etc.) such that people the incentives of all involved to favor (a) churning the case; (b) stripping the family’s assets as treatments are ordered and (c) while preaching about best interests of the children and child support, actually compromising arrears by increasing “noncustodial parenting time) which helps “balance” the state/federal budget. EVERYONE seems to have a vested interest in doing the wrong thing.

I am sorry for your situation, BUT, you are hanging around in the wrong crowd. Lawless America is not going to tell the relevant story — it’s going to encourage you to tell your victimhoood story. Get your head out of that and start examining the people in your case, andd the groups operating in your area. All over the country people have had similar experiences (I have; I’m a DV survivor, there was an abusive “step” figure in mine. I hadn’t done anything wrong or illegal for a parent, and a whole lotta lying took place, easily disprovable, which no one (in the courts) cared about. A GAL diagnosed me (by mail) long-ddistance with zero meeting and when asked what her scope of service was (I had no idea at the time what GALs did) couldn’t or wouldn’t give me any answer. And it’s been more than two years of my not seeing the children).
On that FACTS sight, I took the ABA Commission on DV fact sheet into a courtroom; no one gave a hoot about it. The MOST relevant information you have up there is a broken link — to the California-NOW-Family-Court-Report-2002-2. It can be obtained on-line and includes the writing of Marv Bryer on the development of these courts.
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What is happening IS evil, in my terms — but even evil has to be organized to function. If people are simply not willing to figure out how it is organized, then they are part of the issue. It may take a while to comprehend, but only by comprehending can you lobby by some other means than telling the public that bad things are happening in the courts (they’re already stressed and don’t understand how; and paying for the courts), or telling the courts that your kids are getting hurt.

I have high respect for NOW (was never a member) and one of the former members was a partial witness when my kids were stolen overnight. NOW should’ve kept that report on-line; perhaps someone could remind them. Most of my information is on the blogs; I participate iin this blog from time to time, or comments elsewhere to keep communicating this basic information. Again, just because a group of people agrees there is a problem doesn’t mean they are telling you everything relevant they know. Many of the advocacy groups simply are not; I guess they just like the publicity.

I have been over ten years post-separation and watched these things developed as well as been a single mother, then a noncustodial mother (networking with others) then identified what some of the networks were encouraging mothers NOT to talk about, and since then am more particular about who I hang out with. This issue affects the entire country and should be, I believe, presented in that light. Most people are at least concerned about what’s happening to their tax money, and if they understood that a $4billion a year industry (OCSE/child support) is being used to expand (not reduce) welfare roles through the family courts, that the religious elements are having a heyday with contracting with the courts, and getting rich off it, and that millions of dollars are getting lost in the cracks (which the HHS/OIG/OAS also admits), THEN perhaps there might be more public support to restructure the courts.

Sorry to lecture, but I think it’s simply inexcusable that too many of us who know better, have not made sure that women coming into the system at least get to “family & conciliation court 101” level before joining groups, telling their stories, and blogging. There really are some BASICS. Not to know — as that missing CANOW 2002 report (about 171pp doublespaced) showed, and a CANOW 2005 letter to HHS said — that the federal funding is affecting the local custody outcomes, and that even well to do families are being affected by programs which were initially aimed at low-income families (single black mothers, to be specific) — is simply, well, it’s a shame.

Look up Anne Stevenson’s Huffington Post Blog on 5 HHS programs dangerous to women and children for a quick rundown. Even father’s rights groups don’t like them. We have to understand the courthouses better, who’s funding them and who’s running them. It’s a great study, something you can explain to your children when you see them again; they will grow up sooner or later..

We already know America is Lawless and don’t need this movement to say so. The question is, what to do about it, and how. That requires following the money and which organnizations and means are directing it where. Sorry if this is a rant, hope it was helpful.

The website on THIS comment isn’t mine; it’s a group you should know about — thoroughly— if you are a mother in a custody challenge. They conference to get the HHS grants and have the US divided up into regions.It’d be good to know who’s active in your region. FYI, many of the affiliates don’t pay their taxes or stay filed right; that may be some leverage we have to protest their getting that “marriage/fatherhood” funding. Judges, lawyers, “Bishops” (COGIC) and others are involved. Jeffrey Leving, Esq. of Chicago is a sponsor of the group which itself got started with Fathers’ Rights funding initially ca. 1994 in Arizona. Notice 1994 was right before 1996 welfare reform, and when the National Fatherhood Initiative (nonprofit ggetting HHS and private funding, Wade Horn, Daniel Blankenhorn, etc.) was formed and from which we now have a major federal program, taken for granted like a coat of new paint in the room. People pushing this KNOW that the public will just adjust and accept, rather than protest and shut down.etc. (My home blog available on other comments on this thread.)

Let’s Get Honest
March 16, 2013

Recalling Rogue Judges

Recalls on Family Court Judges Continue

 By CPPA Website  24 Feb, 2018

Santa Clara and Solano Counties have been in the news regarding the recall of judges.  One recall has made it to the ballot, the first recall for a judge in CA in 86 years.  Other recalls have made a point:  protective parents and the #MeToo movement will not stand for bad judges.  It is unclear if these recalls are all a product of the lack of transparency and discipline from the Commission on Judicial Performance since most of the complaints made about judges are dismissed regardless of the validity of the complaints as we have seen.

The Santa Clara Judge Aaron Persky recall has made it to the June 5, 2018 ballot after collecting 95,000 signatures.  Judge Persky has previously sat on the family court bench, including being a judge for part of the family matter of  Alycia Mesiti-Allen who was forced into custody with her abusive father who later murdered her.

Another recall that we are just hearing about is for Judge Cynthia Lie in Santa Clara.  It appears the first papers were filed in this matter and more information will be forthcoming.

Solano County has a history of recalls though.  In fact they have had five recalls in the past five years.  The Solano protective parents are calling this their “Five in Five.”  Here is a list of their recalls:

  • 2013 – Judge Daniel Healey, who was subsequently publicly admonished by the Commission on Judicial Performance and moved out of family court
  • 2014 – Judge Cynda Riggins-Unger, who still serves on the family court bench
  • 2017 – Judge Christine Carringer, who still serves on the family court bench
  • 2017 – Judge Garry Ichikawa, who immediately announced his retirement
  • 2018 – Judge Cynda Riggins-Unger, served again and may be leaving family court

The 2017 recall of Judge Carringer did not get enough signatures to get on the ballot with the deadline being this past week.  The process to get a recall on the ballot is cost prohibitive, but the point is made regardless.  Protective parents are tired of abuse being dismissed in family court and children being forced into the custody of a named abuser.

See the full Persky Recall article here .

See the full Solano County recall article here .

Florida School Shooting Reconnects Mom and Son Separated for Years by Family Court Judge

Students arrive at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School for the first time since the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, February 28, 2018. REUTERS/Mary Beth Koeth

A New York mother who had not seen her son in years found out he was in danger at Stoneman Douglas High School when he sent her a text message during the standoff.

Julie Goffstein received this text message from her 15-year-old son while Nikolas Cruz was in the middle of his rampage:

“Hey mommy, I wanted to say hi, I wanted to talk now because there is a school shooter on my campus and we are locked down.”

“I’m safe in a closet,” her son said later, in texts reviewed by The Daily Caller. “I’m perfectly calm, to be honest this isn’t the scariest event in my life.”

Until this text message, Goffstein did not even know what high school he was attending because a Hamilton County, Ohio court had forbidden her from having any contact with her four youngest of six children for approximately 1,000 days.

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It’s Not About Gun Control People

Tucker: Psychiatric Drugs, Social Alienation, Broken Families, War On Men More Relevant Than Gun Control

This man is the number one voice of reason on TV

Tucker: Psychiatric Drugs, Social Alienation, Broken Families, War On Men More Relevant Than Gun Control
Tucker Carlson said Thursday on Fox News that psychiatric drugs, social alienation, the destruction of the nuclear family and the war on men are far more relevant topics to discuss than gun control if our goal is to stop mass shootings.This man is the number one voice of reason on TV.

From Fox News:

In the wake of the Florida school shooting, many on the left have renewed their calls for stricter gun control legislation.

Tucker Carlson suggested the attack on the Second Amendment isn’t about protecting American citizens, and it’s actually “a kind of class war.”

He said it’s important for our country to get to the bottom of what is actually causing the mass shooting epidemic, but that’s not happening.

“That vital conversation has been drowned out and made impossible by mindless screeching about gun control, led by blustery charlatans in the media … and in Congress, whose only real agenda is moral preening,” Carlson said. “They aren’t trying to solve the problem. Their aims are darker.”

Let’s take a look at how America has changed since the 1960s.

Demographics have shifted dramatically since the passage of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965.


Violent crime rates have skyrocketed and despite falling since the 1990’s they’re more than double what they were in 1960.


Out of wedlock births are skyrocketing.


Economic gains are mostly being concentrated in the hands of a tiny globalist elite.



Debt levels across the board have skyrocketed.


The US went from a creditor nation to a debtor nation.


Deaths of despair among the white working-class are surging (and this is being cheered by the left).




White women are now drinking themselves to death at record rates.








Women’s happiness is falling despite feminist “liberation.”



One in four women are now on psychiatric drugs.


Divorce rates are also way up.

divorce rate

Might it be possible that these issues have a bit more impact on our society than gun ownership?


“Just Us” System



“When you do harm to another, let no man or woman, regardless of class or status, be beyond the law. If the law harms the innocent, the law should rightfully show compassion for it’s error and make right its wrong. End of story.” This story is about the State’s inconsideration and imposition upon the Citizens in regard to their own children, and the Parental Rights which are the property of them who borne them. For the State to take away a child, undue of any wrongdoing of the Parent, is nothing shy of a rogue fanatically inconsiderate “Just-Us” System.

Watch the movie. Imagine it were you in Mr. Kinter’s shoes. How would you react? What would you do if your flesh and blood immediate family is suddenly restricted…not for a day or a week…..not for three or nine months; but for THREE + years!
The clincher?
No …Just …Cause.