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The Fix Is In: No Man Can Count On Justice In Family Court, Argues An Angry Professor
January, 2003, Stephen Baskerville, La-Legal (Louisiana State Bar publication)
Excellent article from Baskerville with half-baked stats to try to argue some points in the Bar's insert.
Handicapped Louisiana man has 10-year sentence reduced
January, 2003, La-Legal (Louisiana State Bar publication)
Disabled Guy threatens judge who took his daughter away from him, because daughter hallucinated after visiting her estranged mother got 10 years of hard labour. It was magnaminously reduced to 8 years. Judge is still at large.

'Fake' baby used to extort dad
Friday, January 31, 2003, Lisa Miller, The Australian
No baby, yet woman extorts $23,000 in child support. Of course, she doesn't go to jail and she is not ordered to repay the money. Such is the status of Australian justice -- women are permitted, and encouraged, to be dishonest and steal.

How is this in a child's interest?
Friday, January 31, 2003, Christie Blatchford, National Post
The insanity of the Childrens Aid Society: moving two little girls well-adjusted in homes in Ontario to a non-native woman living near a BC reserve because the girls are half native.

Custody Fight Disguised as Terror Case
Wednesday, January 29, 2003, Matthew Purdy, New York Times
After false accusations of physical and sexual abuse, are women now turning to false accusations of terrorism to get their way in separations? Check at a shelter near you.

Sleepovers may help children, study finds
Wednesday, January 29, 2003, Julie Szego, The Age
Overnights with non-custodial parents are good for children, not that trash that is promoted by too many judges.

'Difficult' teens want family early, study finds
Wednesday, January 29, 2003, Adele Horin, Sydney Morning Herald
Damaged teens, without real families of their own, seek families of their own for some mistaken stability.

The children's crusader
Wednesday, January 29, 2003, Ruth Pollard, Sydney Morning Herald
Austalian of the Year talks of children's significant psychosis, schizophrenia, depression, anxiety and other mental illnesses. The obvious cause she lists? -- the modern divorce culture.

Adoptive parents win access dispute
Monday, January 27, 2003, Anne Marie Owens, National Post
Mom who gave child up for adoption will get NO information about her child -- not even a picture. You'd think that the wrongness of the treatment of dads in divorce was spreading.

Court backs fathers' custody rights
Monday, January 27, 2003, Jake Rupert, National Post
In a surprise bit of sanity, the Ontario Court of Appeal overturned a lower court decision that allowed a mother in a joint custody situation to move away and take the children. You can read about this case here. I would note that rather than order the children to be returned, the case finds that the trial judge did not consider all the relevant issues and it orders, simply, a new hearing on the matter.

Sparing children a splitting headache
Sunday, January 26, 2003, Liz Porter, The Age
One of those theories about having enough money for a house for the kids and one for each parent after divorce. Not much about the usual scraping by.

He's Not Dad, But Budget Trumps DNA
Sunday, January 26, 2003, Joe Follick, Tampa Tribune
The message in the western world -- if he's not the dad, find a convenient man and force him to pay. Fraudulent? who cares? it's only a man!

Oita girl dies from mom's baseball-bat beating
Saturday, January 25, 2003, Mainichi Daily News
Mika Narumi beats her 5 year old daughter to death because she looks like her father.

Father queries court orders
Saturday, January 25, 2003, Kate Gauntlett, The Western Australian
"A man has questioned the use of ex parte orders in the WA Family Court after his former partner, convicted of one of the most serious cases of child neglect in NSW, was awarded temporary care of their children."

Pregnant teacher pleads guilty to having sex with boy
Saturday, January 25, 2003, Rad Sallee, Houston Chronicle
Pregnant teacher pleads guilty to sex with 13-year-old boy
Friday, January 24, 2003, Rad Sallee, Houston Chronicle
Female church school employee pleads guilty to having sex with boy
Friday, January 24, 2003, Houston Chronicle
27 year-old Lisa Zuniga admits to sexual affair with 13 year old student, and getting pregnant. "Prosecutor Denise Oncken said the state is not recommending any particular punishment." While a victim of sexual assualt and rape, this young boy may well be paying child support for a long, long time.

Wife charged with stabbing and burying husband surrenders
Saturday, January 25, 2003, Houston Chronicle
Murder charges filed on woman who buried husband
Friday, January 24, 2003, Peggy O'Hare, Houston Chronicle
Woman charged with murder for stabbing husband 193 times
Friday, January 24, 2003, Kristen Hays, Houston Chronicle
Slain man tied to bed, officials say
Friday, January 24, 2003, Mike Glenn, Houston Chronicle
He was tied to the bed, stabbed 193 times and partially buried in the back yard (without the bed). She claims self-defence, after all all men are violent. Susan Lucille Wright is charged with murder.

No clear answers in Harris videotape
Saturday, January 25, 2003, Lisa Teachy, Houston Chronicle
Video doesn't show as much as reporters would like. Started late and doesn't show the body or the car reversing.
Woman describes scene after man struck by car driven by wife.
Friday, January 24, 2003, Pam Easton, Houston Chronicle

Videotape shown in Harris trial
Friday, January 24, 2003, Lisa Teachy, Houston Chronicle

Harris witness testifies death scene 'like movie'
Friday, January 24, 2003, Ruth Rendon, Houston Chronicle
Clara Harris repeatedly drives over her husband while her step-daughter pleads for her father's life.
Trial starts Tuesday in dentist murder case
Monday, January 20, 2003, Ruth Rendon, Houston Chronicle
Trial awaits.
Harris case even has private eyes talking
Wednesday, August 7, 2002, Claudia Feldman, Houston Chronicle
Amazingly little coverage for such a shocking crime. Of course, it was only a wealthy white man who died.
Tape rolling as wife flattens hubby
Tuesday, August 6, 2002, Toronto Sun
Death by car caught on camera
Tuesday, August 6, 2002, Pam Easton, Toronto Star
Eventually the Star gets there.
P.I. Reports Client Killed Husband
Monday, August 5, 2002, Pam Easton, Associated Press
Clara Harris says it was an accident, but her investigor videotaped the entire slaying.
Murder by Mercedes
Monday, August 5, 2002, Court TV
Clara Harris: Mother of twins kept to herself
Sunday, August 4, 2002, Lucas Wall, Houston Chronicle
Gail Bridges: Not a stranger to the spotlight
Saturday, August 3, 2002, Ruth Rendon, Houston Chronicle
Dentist Clara Harris, who suspected her dentist husband of having an affair, still maintains that running him over three times with a Mercedes with his 16 year old daughter next to her was an accident. Of course, doing it in a parking lot of a hotel with her own investigator's camera running sort of provides some evidence otherwise. Undoubtedly, there will be a minimal sentence despite the horror and savagery involved.
Girl Says She Tried to Stop Killing
Thursday, August 1, 2002, Associated Press
Clara Harris's stepdaughter had to watch while her father, David Harris, was brutally murdered in public.
Prosecutor: Woman who ran over husband didn't violate bond
Monday, July 29, 2002, Carol Christian, Houston Chronicle
Imagine, thinking that driving over your husband and killing him in front of his daughter is "serious".
Victim wanted to end marriage, source says
Saturday, July 27, 2002, Ruth Rendon and Lisa Teachey, Houston Chronicle
The price of honesty?
Her deadly revenge
Saturday, July 27, 2002, Steve Long and Todd Venezia, New York Post
Her revenge -- his death.

The flight from fatherhood
Saturday, January 25, 2003, Peter Westmore, News Weekly
Good summary of factors inherent in the decline of fertility and the family-dispossed resulting from the school of radical feminism.

Swedish Study: Kids of Single Parents More Likely to Suffer Mental Health Problems
Friday, January 24, 2003, David McAlary, Voice of America News
One-parent children at higher risk, study finds
Friday, January 24, 2003, Emma Ross, Toronto Star
Children of single parents suffer poorer health: study
Friday, January 24, 2003, Brad Evenson, National Post
More on the study showing the danger to the health of the children of single parenthood.
Depression twice as high among single-parent kids: study
Friday, January 24, 2003, ABCNEWS.com
Yet another large scale study, this one from Sweden, that reinforces the message that children need BOTH parents.

Mum found guilty of killing kids
Wednesday, January 22, 2003, Karen Valentine, The Australian
Louise Scotchmer in convicted of killing two babies -- in 1994 and 1999 -- and she tried to burn a third to death (hubby saved the baby).

Abusive man sues wife for support
Wednesday, January 22, 2003, Cristin Schmitz, Calgary Herald
Man can sue for spousal support
Sunday, January 19, 2003, Cristin Schmitz, The Ottawa Citizen

Saturday, January 18, 2003, Cristin Schmitz, Vancouver Sun
Man given the same rights as women in seeking support (he hasn't got it). It is amazing how ridiculous the system has become.

Abortion Foes, Friends March on D.C.
Wednesday, January 22, 2003, Laurie Kellman, Associated Press
Lawyer,'Roe' Now at Odds on Abortion
Tuesday, January 21, 2003, Lisa Falkenberg, Associated Press
The anniversary of the US abortion decision -- Roe v. Wade -- and guess what, the test case "Roe" feels deceived and is not a anti-abortion activist. The manipulation of women by political feminists comes to mind as a big, big issue here.

Should these women go free?
Sunday, January 19, 2003, Theresa D. Mcclellan, The Grand Rapids Press
Female killers looking for a special deal.

Cruel Karla
Sunday, January 19, 2003, Alan Cairns, Toronto Sun
Ex-prison-girlfriend of one of Canada's famous child-molesters and killers, Karla Homolka, tells of Karla's heterosexual affairs in prison, and her homosexual ones, and ... well, the great life Canada supplies to order for female sex killers.

Sir Bob finally makes it to conferring ceremony
Saturday, January 18, 2003, Frank McNally, Irish Times
Bob Geldof gets to ceremony -- and talks about fathers rights and racism in Ireland.

More charges in cop abuse case
Saturday, January 18, 2003, Jonathan Jenkins, Toronto Sun
Ranka Bogojevic has more charges laid against her over her abuse of her disabled and elderly common-law husband, who is an ex-cop.

Fertility crisis: why you can't blame the blokes
Friday, January 17, 2003, The Age
Rich and old, male and female, our society demands no kids. As Darwin says, no kids no survival.

The Media's Double Standard
Friday, January 17, 2003, Carey Roberts, Men's News Daily
Excellent analysis of the mass media on gender issues.

Wife charged in barn-fire death
Thursday, January 16, 2003, Frank MacEachern, Cornwall Standard Freeholder
Man pumped full of animal tranquilisers when he mysteriously died in a barn fire.

Lie detector ruled out
Thursday, January 16, 2003, Kevin Martin, Edmonton Sun
Justice Rosemary Nation refuses to accept a lie detector result in a case of false accusation of sexual abuse because it would bolster his credibility. So we know that his ex lied about the whole thing, but we wouldn't want to not convict a man, right?

Dangerous Game
Thursday, January 16, 2003, Kevin Martin, Calgary Sun
Article about the damage of false accusation of physical and sexual abuse does to the children. It is time that the wishy-washy judiciary and child "protection" agencies moved to protect these children and stopped rewarding the damaging behaviour of of the accusers.

Mom, 81, jailed for abuse
Wednesday, January 15, 2003, Jane Sims, Toronto Sun
Woman, 81, sent to jail for years of child abuse
Wednesday, January 15, 2003, Toronto Star
Thirty years of torturing children eventually nets Edith Sanders 4 years of jail -- once she is past 80.

Kids injured Arson lands mother in jail
Wednesday, January 15, 2003, The Mississauga News
Mother jailed in arson case
Thursday, January 9, 2003, Bob Mitchell, Toronto Star
Mr. Justice Joseph De Filippis gives Valora Hart who, when angry at her husband, tried to torch her two youngest children one whole year in jail. Surprisingly, she loses custody and access too.

Domestic-abuse industry will lie low, wait for bad publicity to pass
Wednesday, January 15, 2003, Dave Brown, The Ottawa Citizen
Comments on the Makin article and pointing out the size of the gender industry.
The scales of injustice
Saturday, January 11, 2003, Kirk Makin, The Globe and Mail
Excellent and informative expose of the kangaroo courts called "domestic violence" courts in Canada. This is packed with real information on the insanity of the system. A great article by Makin, and one can hope a sign of rebirth of the Globe and Mail as a newspaper. From lawyer Rotenberg: "There is zero tolerance for men, but there is no zero tolerance for women."

Woman, 70, pleads guilty to attack with axe
Tuesday, January 14, 2003, Selma Milovanovic, The Age
70 year old Sonia Baker attacks her 78 year old neighbour with an axe.

Popularity begins at home, study finds
Tuesday, January 14, 2003, Carol Nader, The Age
Talks about secure parents but, of course, the study was only about mothers. Part of the attempt to culturalise the mythology that it is not both parents that are important.

Study Shows Surge in Psychiatric Drug Use in Kids
Tuesday, January 14, 2003, Suzanne Rostler, Yahoo!News
Psychiatric Drug Use Surges for Children
Tuesday, January 14, 2003, Lindsey Tanner, Yahoo!News
More Children Taking Psychiatric Drugs
Tuesday, January 14, 2003, Janice Billingsley, Yahoo!News
Series of articles about a study that shows over 6% of American children, and particularly boys, are being doped up with psychotropic drugs that have little to no research on whether they are effective at all.

Knife victim clinging to life
Tuesday, January 14, 2003, Peter Smith and Michael Wood, Calgary Sun
Wife charged in man's stabbing
Tuesday, January 14, 2003, Emma Poole, Calgary Herald
Man stabbed in heart, and manages to go get help for himself. Of course, Calagary Police will seek to charge him.

Being single is 'bad for health'
Tuesday, January 14, 2003, Ben Wyld and agencies, Sydney Morning Herald
Being single, and marrying late, shortens your life.

Woman admits beating husband
Tuesday, January 14, 2003, Charles Keeshan, Chicago Daily Herald
Yet one of the many abuses of the mythical "battered women syndrome" is outted. Not an excuse for taking a sledgehammer to the head of a sleeping man apparently. Kelly Dombroski gets 15 years despite all the attempted murder charges being dropped. She'll be our soon, so watch your back!

Twins have different fathers
Monday, January 13, 2003, Ananova.com
Well, at least there was a DNA test.

Mother who poisoned son jailed for life
Monday, January 13, 2003, Orange Today (UK)
Michelle Dickinson, a Munchausen by Proxy sufferer, kills the poor little boy. This is the result of not protecting the children because the abuser is female.

Domestic Division
Monday, January 13, 2003, Geraldine Sealey, ABCNEWS.com
American Law Institute releases on of its normal uninformed and biased reports on marriage breakdown. Clearly this is a typical "more money for divorce lawyers" endorsement designed to impoverish even more Americans than they currently strip of their assets.

Family office must be accountable
Saturday, January 11, 2003, Dave Brown, The Ottawa Citizen
More of the Family "Responsibility" Office in Ontario -- the collection agency in Hell.

Men rightly vie for their custody rights
Saturday, January 11, 2003, Stuart Millar, Letter to the Editor, The Washington Times
Men aim for equal custodial rights
Wednesday, January 8, 2003, Mary Shaffrey, The Washington Times
Virginia equal parenting advocates talk of the billions saved with a presumption of rebuttable equal shared parenting.

Poor need access to justice: lawyers
Saturday, January 11, 2003, Janice Tibbetts, The Ottawa Citizen
Hmmm...no particular complaint when the Legal Aids through men in family courts off the list, but when the women started to be required to pay, there was an issue. This initiative at least tries to appear to be gender neutral. Of course, the answer is to get rid of the family courts which is the wrong place for families.

Experts say parting hard on children
Thursday, January 9, 2003, Julie Smyth, National Post
Talks about the problems for kids, and then headline writer dismisses it as "usually working out in the long term". Of course, the scars are for life.

It takes two to make kids go right
Saturday, January 11, 2003, Christie Blatchford, National Post
Some reality to the mix.
Divorcing each other, not their children
Friday, January 10, 2003, The Globe and Mail
There is the Globe and Mail, on the track with the gender feminists: better happy unaccountable women than healthy children. Then they suggest the patch Globe and Mail.
Judge Chrumka's sentiment was right but his message was wrong
Saturday, January 11, 2003, Paula Simons, The Edmonton Journal
Figures it's not the state's job to make comment on moral decisions — yet insists that the state must do so all the time.
Divorcing each other, not their children
Friday, January 10, 2003, The Globe and Mail
There is the Globe and Mail, on the track with the gender feminists: better happy unaccountable women than healthy children. Then they suggest the patchup and got that wrong too: the study only counselled the women.
Better to suffer than to split, judge says
Thursday, January 9, 2003, Charlie Gillis, National Post
Here we have a judge who understands parental responsibility much better than Martin Cauchon or the federal Department of Justice ever will.
Stay together for the kids, judge tells troubled parents
Thursday, January 9, 2003, Jill Mahoney, The Globe and Mail
Well, there is the message from the gender feminists: the heck with the children.
Judge sorry for 'abhorrent' comment
Thursday, January 9, 2003, Gordon Kent, Mike Sadava and Conal Mullan, The Edmonton Journal
Judge was right on about divorce — and yet forced to fib. Apparently, he did not find mom baking the kids in the car was abhorrent, so he will not get full marks.
Judge rebukes all divorced parents
Wednesday, January 8, 2003, Gordon Kent and Conal Mullen, The Edmonton Journal
While the comment was right, it should be pointed out that both parents were in court during the trial of woman who abandonned her children to bake in a parked car. When their estranged dad indicated other parenting problems Judge Al Chrumka decided to blame him and the divorce for mother's actions.

We don't need yet another court freed from the rules of fair trials
Thursday, January 9, 2003, Dave Brown, The Ottawa Citizen
Brown's sensible comments on not needing to deny rights to even more Canadians.

Fireman's appeal for custody rejected
Thursday, January 9, 2003, Matthew Cella, The Washington Times
In Maryland, firemen can't have custody of children. What a place! Hopefully idiots like Judge Larnzell Martin and the Maryland Court of Special Appeals like big fires.

Dead newborn found in cinema
Thursday, January 9, 2003, Toronto Sun
Trying to find who left the dead baby in the toilet.

Fugitive mom nabbed at airport
Wednesday, January 8, 2003, Dan Rowe, Vancouver Sun
Mom nabbed, but only because a judge had issues a warrant for her.

Men mostly 'forgotten' in research
Wednesday, January 8, 2003, Cheryl Wetzstein, The Washington Times
"Social work literature is biased against heterosexual males, leading to 'unfair and untrue' stereotypes about men and hampering social workers' ability to counsel men..."

Sydney women on the prowl
Wednesday, January 8, 2003, Sharon Verghis, Sydney Morning Herald
The "laddish" women in Australia.

Rulings suggest it's time judges were elected
Tuesday, January 7, 2003, Rory Leishman, London Free Press
Columnist looks at some offensive trash from the Supreme Court of Canada and speaks of accountability.

The Family Way: Treating fathers as optional has brought big social costs.
Tuesday, January 7, 2003, James Q. Wilson, The Wall Street Journal
More strong points as to the destruction being done to society.

Happy New Year: Fatherless by design in Maryland
Tuesday, January 7, 2003, Robert Knight, WorldNetDaily.com
The inept and uninformed destruction of children.

Disabled dad faces difficult choice
Monday, January 6, 2003,Carol Goodwin, Kitchener Waterloo Record
Disabled dad, needs to quit job to get CPP disability benefits, which would put him on welfare. The kids need more.

Stepfather ruled liable for adult child
Saturday, January 4, 2003, Sarah Crichton, The Age
Australia pushes to the Canadian standard of any man must pay, and each pay the full amount.

Mother charged with knifing children
Friday, January 3, 2003, New Zealand Herald
The two children were older (6 and 11) so the woman used a weapon. A third child (9) was injured when she tried to burn down the house with him inside.

Father who nabbed girl jailed
Friday, January 3, 2003, Gretchen Drummie, Toronto Sun
Justice John Hamilton jails a dad who tried to rescue his young daughter. Would the same happen to a mother in the same circumstances, Justice Hamilton?

Woman charged in fatal beating
Wednesday, January 1, 2003, Rob Lamberti, Toronto Sun
Woman charged in Scarborough killing
Wednesday, January 1, 2003, Allan Woods, Toronto Star
Jaime Ramaya is charged with first degree murder in the beating death of her boyfriend.

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