Articles from May 2008



Child Support Injustice in the news

Child Support Injustice Exposed
http://www.woai.com/content/troubleshooters/story.aspx?content_id=91689b8a-52dc-4a52-a348-81a246107285
 
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Brian Collister
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BrianCollister@woai.com
Last Update: 9:40 am

News 4 has discovered there are men in Texas who are told by the state to pay thousands of dollars in child support, but they are not the father of the children.  News 4 Trouble Shooter Brian Collister revealed the state knows it, but is making them pay up any way.

Rey Valdez was in the middle of a divorce years ago when his first wife told him she was pregnant.  He wound up paying $300 a month in child support for his young son, but when the boy was a teenager, Valdez got an anonymous call. (more…)

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NY proposes GPS monitors for anyone with a protective order against them

New York State Senator Andrew J. Lanza, R, District 24 (Staten Island), has introduced Senate Bill S4796, which, if passed into law, would require that anyone who has had an order of protection issued against them must wear at all times a GPS monitoring/tracking device.  Further, tampering with and/or disabeling the device would constitute a Class E Felony.  “Justification” for the measure is the puported “need to put more teeth into orders of protection in order for them to mean more than just a piece of paper”.

New York State Assemblyman Felix Ortiz, D, District 51 (Kings County/Brooklyn) has introduced a “same as” bill in the Assemby, A5424.

Each bill proposal is currently in the Codes Committee of its respective chamber.  Both are said to have broad bi-partisan support in each house of the Legislature.

This legislative insanity should send ice water surging through the veins of anyone who has ever had the dubious pleasure of having experienced the Kafkaesque world of the restraining order.  Simply put, it means that anyone – whether guilty … or totally innocent – accused of domestic abuse will be put under police surveillance 24/7 via an electronic monitoring/tracking device, with no due process, no, trial, no recourse, and no remedial and/or statutory protections. (more…)

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