Articles from October 2005



Moms shot over child support

New York Daily News – Home – Moms shot over child support
By JOSE MARTINEZ, MAUREEN SEABERG and JONATHAN LEMIRE
DAILY NEWS WRITERS

A Staten Island ex-con enraged over paying child support hunted down and shot two of his ex-girlfriends in front of their kids before killing himself, authorities said yesterday.
Rashawn Mack, 25, fired a single bullet into the heads of both women Thursday – killing one and leaving the other clinging to life. Only a day earlier, he had threatened to kill one of the women over the court-ordered child support.
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Sylvania man is charged in wife’s slaying at home

- toledoblade.com -
A 42-year-old Sylvania woman was killed yesterday in her home while three of her four children huddled in an upstairs bedroom and frantically called police, authorities said.

The woman’s husband met police at the front door after the 911 call placed at 3:06 a.m. He was taken into custody and was charged with aggravated murder, Sylvania Detective Mike Yunker.
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PBS Ignores Balance, Airs One-Sided Attack on Fathers – Fathers & Families Requests Air Time to Rebut Charges: Financial News – Yahoo! Finance

PBS Ignores Balance, Airs One-Sided Attack on Fathers – Fathers & Families Requests Air Time to Rebut Charges: Financial News – Yahoo! Finance
BOSTON, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ — The PBS television network is airing a one-sided look at child custody disputes just when it is trying to overcome its reputation for politically unbalanced reporting. “Breaking the Silence: Children’s Stories,” slated to run nationwide on Oct. 20, makes the sensational claim that 75% of fathers seeking shared or sole custody of their children are secret wife beaters and/or child abusers. Moreover, the show alleges that family courts are so gullible they award custody to such men in most cases. No opposing views are represented in the hour-long documentary.
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Psychiatric Tests Ordered For Wanting Equal Access To Children

Israel Divorce Custody Court Requests Journalist to Take Psychiatric Tests For Wanting Equal Access To Children
By Joel Leyden
Israel News Agency

Jerusalem—-June 14…..How can one articulate witnessing a child being taken away from his father?
A responsible, caring and loving dad who pays monthly child support and is punctual for his two weekly “visits”.
A dad who had his child taken away from him this week by an Israel Family Court due to his exercise of free speech.

Yes, you heard it right.
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Wedded to the State by Stephen Baskerville

Wedded to the State by Stephen Baskerville

Writing recently in National Review Online, Wade Horn, Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), describes the huge social costs of family breakdown and the benefits to children and society of marriage. He also points out that his agency spends $46 billion each year on programs “the need for [which] is either created or exacerbated by the breakup of families and marriages.” He rightly argues that we need to address this costly “family breakdown” problem.

In fact, one could look beyond his Administration for Children and Families (ACF) and even HHS and make a similar point about virtually all programs for law enforcement, substance abuse, and school performance.
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Jeffery M. Leving and Glenn Sacks – PBS Declares War on Dads

Jeffery M. Leving and Glenn Sacks: PBS Declares War on Dads
Oct 22, 2005

The four year-old boy is jumping up and down with joy.

“Daddy! Daddy!”

Dad gets out of the car.

“Daddy’s here! Daddy’s here!”

The boy is behind a locked screen door. He tries to open it.

“Daddy’s here! Mommy, look, daddy’s here!”

Dad knows he shouldn’t open the door. He waits for his ex-wife to open the door. She doesn’t do it.

“This is my visitation time,” Dad says, waving a court document. Mom still won’t open the door.

The boy jumps up and down, saying “daddy, daddy.” He yanks on the screen door handle but still can’t get it open.

Dad looks at his little boy. He pauses, takes a deep breath, and walks back to his car.

The little boy doesn’t understand. Why won’t daddy come? Why is daddy walking away from him?
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Breaking the Science – Misleading Stories – Guest

Breaking the Science: Misleading Stories – Guest
By Mark Rosenthal (10/21/05)

Beginning October 20th, PBS stations around the nation will air a film entitled “Breaking the Silence: Children’s Stories”. Although protecting helpless victims from brutal abusers is a noble undertaking, distorting the facts to libel an entire class of people is not.
The Strategy For Passing Unjust Laws
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Officials Remove Newborn Over Father’s Abuse Case

Note from ANCPR: This case illustrates what is at heart of all the issues we raise, such as child support, custody, and domestic violence – that is, the arrogance of the state and county officials, along with the complacency of the general public. This case is absolutely beyond belief. What’s next – a law that require sterilization of fathers who are behind on child support? Think I’m joking? You just wait.

Officials Remove Newborn Over Father’s Abuse Case – New York Times
October 22, 2005
Officials Remove Newborn Over Father’s Abuse Case
By KATE ZERNIKE
POTTSVILLE, Pa., Oct. 21 – County officials here in Eastern Pennsylvania left notes on Melissa WolfHawk’s door, she said, warning her that they were monitoring her pregnancy. They told her they would try to take her child as soon as she gave birth.
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Authorities Seize Sex Offender’s Newborn – Yahoo! News

Authorities Seize Sex Offender’s Newborn – Yahoo! News
By MARK SCOLFORO, Associated Press Writer
13 minutes ago

POTTSVILLE, Pa. – Child-welfare authorities seized a newborn from a hospital Friday and placed the baby in a foster home because his father is a convicted sex offender.

A judge granted the mother supervised visitation rights but prohibited visits from the father.
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The Fathers War – They serve their country and lose their children

The Fathers’ War
By Stephen Baskerville

While our country focuses on the war abroad, many of our soldiers fight personal battles here at home—or more accurately, can’t fight. They are losing their families and getting little help from an administration that claims to “support the troops” while doing nothing to protect the parental rights of the fathers it sent into combat.
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