That is, if someone was making public accusations against me in open court, then I would describe my defense against those charges. I did this to defend myself, to help others, and to expose systematic problems with the family courts.
While I was exercised my First Amendment rights, I wasn't just claiming free speech or free press rights. I was mainly using that last clause in the 1A, where I have a right "to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."
A lesson I have learned is that our legal system heavily favors sole custody of a child. A parent has constitutional rights to his or her child if there is sole custody, and not otherwise.
My biggest complaint is not the actual child custody decisions. The last time I was in family court, the judge denied that they ever make final child custody decisions, just as they never make final child support decisions. Nothing is ever final, nothing is ever appealable, and all parents are subject to continuing micro-management by the court.
In my case, the courts repeatedly (and temporarily) zeroed out my parental rights at the discretion of the judge, and without having to prove that I was a substandard parent at all.
I eventually did get joint custody of my two daughters. They are now more grown-up than most adults, so they do what they want anyway.
I now also have two sons, and permanent sole custody of them. I am not fighting the system any more. I am doing what is strongly encouraged by California public policy.
Unfortunately, the local Child Protective Services (CPS) disapproves. They harass me a regular basis. They make announced and surprise visits to my home, both day and night. They ask me to bring the kids to their facility for inspection. They interrogate day care workers and inspect the kids there. They give vague gripes and threaten to put my kids in foster care.
If you want an example of a dopey CPS agent, see this previously posted one who argued that zero calorie sodas have empty calories. The ones who investigated me were just as bad, and said things just as dopey.
I do not want to post the details. The attacks have been ordered at the highest levels of CPS, and they have a lot of power. I do not know why they hate me so much, but I do not want to inflame them anymore. If you are living in a town run by gangsters, do you insult the crooks in charge?
According to one CPS agent, the attacks were ordered by Melissa Delgadillo. I never met her, and do not know what she would have against me. I asked him if she was doing it maliciously, and he just nodded. But she could have been ordered by higher authority, for all I know.
At one court hearing, the County lawyer went into a half-hour rant against me, and ended with:
Nietzsche said, "What doesn't kill us, makes us stronger."I do not know what point she was trying to make. Maybe it was some sort of anti-German slur, as I have a German-sounding name. She did not make much sense.
So far the judges have dismissed all of their complaints as being completely without merit. One time, the judge lectured CPS and County Counsel for an hour about bringing a frivolous complaint over ordinary parenting choices. The complaints are too stupid to repeat here. If I summarized, you would think that I was joking, and if I quoted them, I might be accused of violating confidentiality. Most of what they say does not even make any sense. The court hearings are held in secret, and are not on the public record.
Since there are no complaints against me on the public record, I do not see much need to respond on the public record. There are no pending non-public complaints against me either.
CPS is run by bullies who are used to getting their way, but it has failed to get its way with me. I forced them to remove me from the state abuse database, and they lost their court actions against me. I could be the only one who has defeated them in both these ways.
If you want to read about unreasonable CPS harassment, then follow the story of Danielle Meitiv. I have posted about it before. My story is more outrageous than here, but she is eager to fight this issue:
But now Danielle is going a couple of steps further. First, she’s writing a book about her family’s experiences with CPS and the police. Second, she’s starting a non-profit organization to combat the encroachment of governmental authorities into family life in the name of protecting children.My parenting has been scrutinized more than any other person, to my knowledge. There are 100s of pages of reports about me.
Of course some of these reports were written by gay psychologists and illiterate CPS agents, and they show no knowledge of child rearing. No criticism of me ever quotes any textbook, or research, or personal experience, or generally accepted principles.
If you want to know about the evils of CPS, there are plenty of other sources. For example, see the Legally Kidnapped blog. Or read earlier postings on this blog. I do not care to publicly document my private Hell anymore, as I really just wanted to document public actions. I am only posting this as a courtesy to my regular readers who have asked about my case.
If you are living in a town run by gangsters, do you insult the crooks in charge?
Don't you think that you're insulting them by comparing them to gangsters ?
I respect your position and desire to do what you feel is best for your family and minor, children. I don't know what sort of relationship you ended up having these days with your adult daughters, but that's your business to discuss or not.
If you had to do it all over, would you have fought the fight or not ?
Do you mean: Would I have sent a hit man after the corrupt and malicious govt officials (which I did not do) or would I have contested the false allegations and unfair actions (which I did do)?
No, I would not have rolled over. I would have been very much worse off.
I think you'll fight any fight. That's just the way you handle things in general from what I've gathered.
As I've said many times over the years, none of what's happening to men and children in "family" court is an accident. This is not a case of good intentions gone bad. Modern, so-called "family" law has always been about providing for women at the expense of men and children.
People are puzzled today by the "unfairness" of what's happening. I have news for everyone - THIS SYSTEM WAS NEVER MEANT TO BE FAIR. A hundred years ago, there was never a suggestion that men, especially, be treated fairly in the realm of marriage and family. Men were to do their duty to women, "to make an honest woman out of her". There was then and continues to be gobs of social engineering unleashed on the public trying to convince men to "man up" for the sake of a woman.
Collectively it’s called Gynocentrisim. And we let it continue. WHY???
You're right, life is not fair, and we need to get used to that. But a century ago, men were not expected to pay for kids they never see. Most of my complaints on this blog have been about changes of the last 30 years or so.
have a look at what Melissa Delgadillo runs at CPS, might have something to do with her persistence:
I also noticed what bank a lot of those CPS agents take home.
I started reading your story as my divorce started. I took it as a warning for how bad things could get. I expected that their might be some emotionally charged exaggeration in your writing, for that would be normal. I have come to find out that you probably held your tongue a lot more than people give your credit for. I have seen it in my case. I lose every motion filed against me. The reasoning basically comes down to a bunch of nonsense. My ex-wife says "I just want to protect my children, and I truly believe they should have a relationship with their father" Then the GAL goes on a tirade against me, that generally has no basis in fact or is even based on any of the people who are sitting in the court room. Then the judge lectures me on some minor point for 1/2 an hour. After that the motion is approved, and I go home a loser again. If I tried to stop now, I would have no contact with my kids until they are grown. I feel for you George. Unless our elected official write some laws with teeth that will take away the courts power to do whatever it likes, this never gets fixed. The legal landscape seems to look better, but its still just poisoned soil underneath.
A bunch of lawyers and court appointed professionals have to earn some money from your case. You'll go through expensive evaluations, probably several, which will all say essentially nothing about your inability to raise your children. You'll keep returning to court until they say that you have to have court supervised visits. The judge will continue to make ridiculous points that have nothing to do with anything. It's a big show and the court is a theatre. After enough time goes by and enough money is spent to "rehabilitate" you through anger management or psych. therapy or whatever they claim is the fix to YOUR problem, you may or may not see your kids again. This usually happens when you're out of money and ready to succomb to whatever they'll give you. Keep in mind that everyone that they send you to you will go to because if you refuse, you won't get to see your kids. You go to these professionals for them to keep a log on you and as to be able to spy on you to use anything you may have done or said against you in court. It's so that they can substantiate what's been alleged against you by your ex. or come up with fresh allegations.
I went through it and I couldn't be more sorry to have to describe this to you. I sincerely hope that I'm wrong and things work out much better for you. Good luck to you.
I agree, I wouldn’t consider it a best practice.
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I'm sorry but, I'm confused by what you mean by "I wouldn't consider it a best practice." Which practice are you referring to ? The practice of doing what ?. Given the described situation, what do you think the best practice for a parent with such circumstances should do ?
"I do not know why they hate me so much, but I do not want to inflame them anymore."
George, you really don't know why CPS hates you so much ? After all of the critical things that you've written about them ?
If you don't want to inflame them anymore why are you saying things like:
If you are living in a town run by gangsters, do you insult the crooks in charge?
They harass me a regular basis.
If you want to read about unreasonable CPS harassment, then follow the story of Danielle Meitiv.
Most of what they say does not even make any sense.
CPS is run by bullies who are used to getting their way
dopey CPS agent,
If you want to know about the evils of CPS, there are plenty of other sources.
illiterate CPS agents,
Plus you're naming names.
I'm sure you're correct about CPS and them putting you through hell, but I thnk that you're definetely inflaming them and giving them reasons to hate you.
If I gave the details, then it would make CPS look ten times worse.
I completely believe you. There's been plenty of people who've provided details and have probably paid a price that's similar or maybe, greater to what you've been paying lately. Free speech isn't always so free. I hope that they get off your back.
Calling a ganster a ganster is not inciting them. Just being alive incites a ganster. They are a breed of sociopaths and they choose their own rules. And that is precisely what SC County is like. One might as well fall down a rabbit hole. After you are put on some sort of list, you will be run out of town if not harassed relentlessly and end up on the wrong side of the "law" over and again. It's so crazy...If anyone says the truth, they are made to sound crazy and labeled paranoid, delusional, ordered to stand trial for an exam and have their civil rights taken away. Whatever the description is for beyond gangland, Santa Cruz County is it! Corruption does not begin to describe the climate. There is a reason there is not more than a couple competent attorneys in town and they all fall in line. It's a mafia! The judges court, law enforcement, politicians, private and community services, are all complicit.
If I were not sick of being targeted, I'd give lurid personal details about the corruption that would expose court staff at the highest level. Suffice to say that the male family court judge bought his way into office through favors and dirty deals; he is as crooked as they come. I have watched so-called mental heath workers--divorce counselors, consultants, etc. railroad people who come to them to proactively seek support and get kidnapped, extorted and held for ransom (insurance booty, false admissions, fees in the hundreds of thousands) and their lives are destroyed.
The police and sheriffs are ALL bought off. They harass and malign the party they are hired to take down. They violate civil rights all the time. The broke into my home and performed outrageous acts, yet the ACLU was too afraid to take the case. The attorneys in town with friends on the force know how to get the opposing party charged with crimes they did not commit, arrested, taken to the hospital where they are falsely labeled, etc. I was followed on the way to the court house and ticketed for speeding when traveling with the rest of the traffic. I was pulled over by a cop on the highway and interrogated illegally. Twice. These crooks track license plates with scanners and pull targets over.
EVERY ONE OF THE FAMILY COURT AND ALLIED PROFESSIONALS IS A GANSTER who deserves to be publicly outed. The people that are attracted to this sort of work are despicable. The judges that are appointed instead of voted into office are at the top of the poop pile. And every one of their family and friends is also a part of the scam too. The judges are lazy spoon fed jerks who are entitled, the staff are complacent civil servants who make their real money through bribes and kickbacks from the handful of attorneys in town. The rest of the attorneys take money from their clients while they collude with the opposing party and allow the judge to rule arbitrarily. These gansters are despicable and should be done away with. Any politician that's willing to abolish the entire family court system would get my vote. People who have been through this ringer recomend hiring a high profile attorney from San Francisco. It's the only way out of the local corruption scheme. But they don't know the rules of the court and they are not part of the network, so they too can get railroaded in other ways by the judge and local attorneys. It's a ruling system for hire and the highest bidder wins.
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