Democracy Starts When You Take a Stand

Originally posted on Brigade Blog:

About a year ago, we announced our intention to create an easy, effective, and enjoyable way for people to declare their beliefs, organize with others and take action to shape the policies and elections affecting their lives. Since then we’ve been assembling a world-class team and building and testing technologies that can help us begin to fulfill that mission. We’ve gained valuable insight from hundreds of experts in politics, technology, advocacy and academia — and now we want to learn from you.

landingpage_panel3_devicesToday Brigade is rolling out the first in a series of tools for iOS, Android and the web as an invite-only beta. It’s a place to express what you think about important issues, and see where your friends and others stand. We’ll release about a half-dozen more tools over the next year or so and we believe the 2016 campaign cycle will be a pivotal proving…

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“Reckless Disregard” A True And Compelling Story About One Father’s Fight

An Alienated Child and Targeted Parent are desperately trying to maintain a meaningful relationship.

ON January 24th, 2015 – Dad expressed concerns about Zoraya’s to three Supervised Visitation Monitor/Reporter after visit with daughter. The Supervised Visitation Supervisor Linda Fieldstone referred me back to Judge Manno-Schurr and she unjustly suspended my visits and contact with Zoraya.

It’s okay to be with one of my children but not the other???

Judge Valerie Manno-Schurr said to me on February 3rd, 2015 to “find a ‘qualified’ monitor for supervised visitation and you can see your daughter again”

~ Last contact with Zoraya – January 24th, 2015.

Over 20 people testified about the problems at the Family Courthouse -Miami-Dade on February 23rd, 2015 to 11th Judicial Circuit of Florida Chief Judge Bertila Soto , Judge Pino, Judge Lee (17th Jud Cir), and Judge Garber (3rd DCA). Ms. Sheila George and I included.

via “Reckless Disregard” A True And Compelling Story About One Father’s Fight.

Thank you so much Ngozi for sharing this article and helping me bring awareness to our cause. Thank you all who have visited, liked, and shared my blogs. What our family and many others have endured at the hands of these disturbed alienators and our family law courts is atrocious. These are our children who are suffering this abuse. It shouldn’t be happening at all but the fact that it has been going on this long is tragic. We should not be surprised at the number of deaths that occurred last week, all touched by a flawed family law system that fails to protect children and their loving parents who only want to be allowed their God-given parental rights. Family Law courts have become a joke and “In The Best Interest of Children” a grotesque punchline.
I made a promise to my daughter to never give up on her and now I am making one to her mother who has tortured an innocent soul by brainwashing our daughter. I will shout out the truth of what you and the evil, unethical, immoral, malicious, South Florida Garbage Lawyer Joel E. Greenberg (Broward) have done in “reckless disregard” to our daughter until my last breath or until you bring our daughter to my doorstep.
I promise!
Very truly yours,

David

Your voice will make a difference. Please sign the petition.  Here’s a song I dedicated to my daughter Zoraya. 
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Are Judges and Lawyers Around the Country Finally Realizing Its Game Over?

Are Judges and Lawyers Around the Country Finally Realizing Its Game Over?

On another note, regarding Self-Represented Litigants (Pro Se – Propria Persona) ~

The Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution has been interpreted to provide EVERY AMERICAN with the CONSTITUTIONAL right to self-representation, if they so choose. That privilege, like all other constitutional rights, should be enjoyed without fear of harassment, prejudice, or abuse.

Furthermore, no law, regulation, or policy should exist to abridge or surreptitiously extinguish that right. Self-Represented Litigants have no less of a right to FAIR and MEANINGFUL due process under the federal and state constitutions as those individuals who choose to utilize an attorney for their legal affairs and issues. In fact, NOWHERE in any state or federal constitution does it specify that the hiring of a lawyer is a prerequisite to exercising one’s due process rights.

Democratic principles dictate that we have the right to freely choose between self-representation and hiring a lawyer to handle our legal matters without suffering humiliation, prejudice, or penalization. After all, it is the parties to the litigation that ultimately have to deal with the consequences of the case’s outcome, and not the judge or the lawyers involved in the matter. Contrary to the view of certain judges and lawyers, those who opt to litigate their own legal matters without an attorney are NOT second-class citizens deserving of contempt and injustice.

Instead, they are BRAVE CITIZENS with an inalienable right to have their legal causes adjudicated objectively and justly — with or without a lawyer. Self-representation can be a difficult, time-consuming, and often frightening experience, especially for those burdened by demanding work schedules, family responsibilities, and other obligations of day-to-day living. Accordingly, those who engage in the difficult task of self-litigation should be REVERED for their COURAGE and DEDICATION, not scorned or abused.

 

We also need to amass momentous opposition against those persons, agencies, and institutions who, in the interest of protecting huge profits, careers, and prestige, subject self-litigants to a hostile and often abusive litigation atmosphere calculated to suppress self-representation and force people to become completely and financially dependent on lawyers to gain “paid” access to a taxpayer-funded legal system.

Canada mother loses custody for alienating dad

Originally posted on Women for Men:

Canada has been showing signs of movement with respect to men’s rights. A MOTHER from Toronto loses custody of her three children for alienating them from their father.

In a stunning and unusual family law decision, a Toronto judge has stripped a mother of custody of her three children after the woman spent more than a decade trying to alienate them from their father.

The mother’s “consistent and overwhelming” campaign to brainwash the children into thinking their father was a bad person was nothing short of emotional abuse, Justice Faye McWatt of the Superior Court of Justice wrote in her decision.

The three girls, ages 9 to 14, were brought to a downtown courthouse last Friday and turned over to their father, a vascular surgeon identified only as A.L.

Their mother, a chiropodist identified as K.D., was ordered to stay away from the building during the transfer and to have her daughters’ clothing…

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“No union more profound”: The US Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage

Originally posted on UK Human Rights Blog:

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The Supreme Court of the United States has decided that same-sex couples have a constitutionally protected right to marry.

In the history of American jurisprudence, there are a handful of cases which are so significant that they will be known to all US law students, much of the domestic population at large, and even large segments of the international community. Brown v Board of Education, which ended racial segregation in schools, is one example. Roe v Wade, which upheld the right of women to access abortion serves, is another. To that list may now be added the case of Obergefell v Hodges.

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Are Family Law Judges Fit For Purpose?

DivorceCorp has uploaded Family Law Report – Susan Settenbrino- Misconduct by Judges – Part 2
Family Law Report – Susan Settenbrino- Misconduct by Judges – Part 2

 DivorceCorp

Joe Sorge interviews NYC attorney Susan Settenbrino about the damage done by biased and corrupt judges. In Part 2, judicial misconduct is discussed in depth. Consider registering for the family law reform conference this November: http://www.divorcecorp.com/reform-2/. People from around the country will be there to discuss how we can work together for meaningful change.

Are Family Law Judges Fit For Purpose?.

“Few human rights abuses are so widely condemned, yet so widely practiced. Let us make (child labor) a priority. Because a child in danger is a child that cannot wait.’
~ Kofi Annan, Former UN Secretary-General

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