August 01, 2016 Sandra Grazzini-Rucki story/The Fix. Podcasts: Archived programs
“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.
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The main purpose of the omnibus hearing is to determine the admissibility of evidence. The problem is that I have not received my evidence so it would really seem to be a moot point.
Public Data & Discovery Request For Rigged Case No. 19HA-CR-15-4227 State Of Minnesota VS Deirdre Elise “Dede” Evavold? Where Is The Data For The Malcious October 21, 2015 No-Knock Warrant, Huh? Corrupt City Of Lakeville Deputy Chief Of Police John Kornmann Gets Mad And Hangs Up On Poor Dede & Nemmers? Corrupt Kornmann Couldn’t Fall Back On His Training, Could He? Corrupt Kornmann Doesn’t Want To Help Poor Dede Prove That She Is A Victim Of A Corrupt Dakota County Court, Does He? No Surprise, Right? Corrupt Dakota Co. Attorney James Backstrom Has A Hlstory Of Obstructing Justice, Doesn’t He? Really No Surprise, Right? Lakeville Police Making Wild & Outrageous Claims About Sandra Grazzin-Rucki’s Kidnapping Charge Being “A Clerical Error”?
This certainly adds an interesting wrinkle, but then again there is a good reason why this convention is not usually subverted. Firstly, people don’t on the whole want to see children suffer without cessation. We can cope with unhappy endings for adults, but it’s a less easy trick to pull off with children.
Secondly, what miserablist writers forget is that their plots are often just as formulaic as those of the ‘happy ending’ writers. By the end of the third book, we pretty much know what we’re going to get. The children will be put in the care of a guardian who will prove to be bad for them, or who will be killed. Count Olaf will launch a fiendish plot to get his hands on their money, but be thwarted. Mr Poe will be well-meaning, but will fail them and they will be forced to rely on their own initiative to survive.
This last aspect is one of the interesting parts of the book. The adult world is a constant threat to the Baudelaires. The children will be threatened by evil adults, and when they meet good adults, those adults will be weak, ineffectual and selfish, refusing to listen to the children until it is too late or nearly too late.
We have the ability to rewrite the narrative of the Grazzini-Rucki story at any time! THE TIME IS NOW!
Name: Rucki, David Victor DOB: 02/03/1963 Address: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Lakeville, MN 55044 Secondary Address: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Farmington, MN 55024 Age: 52 Business information: Rucki Trucking (Shop) Farmington, MN 55024
Vehicle Information: 2005 Maroon Chev Suburban, (MN Lic#SPZ533); 1990 Silver Mercedes Benz SL500 Convertible coupe, (MN Lic#); 1965 Black Cadillac Coupe Convertible (MN Lic#914HRA); 1965 Dark Blue/Black Chevelle
Pictures above were taken by Sandra Grazzini-Rucki’s friend Michael Rhedin on July 27, 2013 outside of his then residence in Elko New Market, MN. Rhedin filed a police report for MN Statute 609.749 STALKING.
Subdivision 1. Definition. As used in this section, “stalking” means to engage in conduct which the actor knows or has reason to know would cause the victim under the circumstances to feel frightened, threatened, oppressed, persecuted, or intimidated, and causes this reaction on the part of the victim regardless of the relationship between the actor and victim.
This was dismissed as it was deemed an act of driving on a public street
The Harassment Restraining Order was denied. (Click on documents to view larger)