08 May 2009

Getting Raped in TX May Mess Up Your Credit

Rape victims being sent bills for the rape kit they are told is needed and FREE for them. Without the rape kit being done the rapist will not be charged or convicted, so the victim must get the kit done! Then months later they are being raped again by a broken system. Read this account of what has happened to one victim. If this is one there are more that either are afraid to come forward and re-live the horror of what happened or they don't KNOW they are not responsible for these bills!

Original: http://www.click2houston.com/news/19400415/detail.html#-
Rape Victim Billed For Evidence Costs
By Stephen Dean

POSTED: Thursday, May 7, 2009
UPDATED: 4:35 pm CDT May 8, 2009
HOUSTON -- Victims of sexual assault are getting bills, rejection letters and pushy calls from bill collectors while a state crime victims' fund sits full of cash, Local 2 Investigates reported Thursday.

WATCH IT: Why Did Sex Assault Victim Get Billed?

"I'm the victim, and yet here I am. I'm asked to pay this bill and my credit's going to get hurt," said a single mom from Houston.

She received bills marked, "delinquent," after she visited a hospital where police told her to have evidence gathered. Officers assured her she would not pay a dime for that rape kit to be handled.

"That was unreal," she said. "I never thought I'd be out anything for what I went through."

She was 44 years old when she was attacked in her own bed. She said she awoke to find a burly 15-year-old friend of her son assaulting her. He was found delinquent, meaning he was convicted, in juvenile court, thanks in part to the evidence gathered with the rape kit.

"It is set up legislatively so that the criminal justice system pays for whatever evidence collection occurs," said Kelly Young, with the Houston Area Women's Center, a rape crisis facility.

Police departments are reimbursed for up to $700 by the Texas Crime Victims' Compensation Fund, but many departments cover the bills if they exceed that.

After that happens, victims can apply for other costs associated with the rape kit hospital visits to be covered by the fund.

The Houston Police Department made one payment toward the single mother's hospital bill, but when she submitted the $1,847 worth of remaining bills to the Crime Victims' Compensation Fund, she received a denial letter, telling her that law enforcement should have paid.

"She's getting the run-around," said Young at the rape crisis center, which was not involved in her case.

"There may be lots of survivors who have this happen and we don't know because they don't know that they shouldn't be getting the bills," she said.

"A lot of people aren't going to ask. They're just going to go ahead and pay it and move forward with their lives. They don't want to keep re-living that experience," said Young.

Texas State Comptroller's office figures show the fund has tens of millions of dollars left over at the end of each year.

In September 2006, the balance was $67,058,646 and one year later, the balance was $57,669,432.

In 2008, that figure was up again to $66,572,261 that was left unspent in the fund.

Attorney General's spokesman Jerry Strickland said the crime victim fund is enforcing strict guidelines imposed by the legislature as to which bills are paid and which victims are sent a denial notice.

Otherwise, he said that fund could become "insolvent."

He said state law is clear that crime victims must exhaust all other potential funding sources, such as local police or their own health insurance.

"The legislature set it up that way," said Strickland.

When asked for a number of how many denial letters had been sent out to Texas rape victims in the past, Strickland did not have an answer after checking with his crime victims' compensation office workers.

He said the attorney general's office constantly trains hospitals and health care providers on how to help victims in getting reimbursed for their expenses.

Health care workers and rape crisis counselors told Local 2 Investigates that victims have come forward with denial letters for varying reasons, such as police listing the case as inactive, paperwork being filed incorrectly, or expenses falling into the wrong category.

Young, the advocate at Houston Area Women's Center said, "They're not dotting the Is and crossing the Ts to make sure that the person who was victimized does not have to re-live it six months later because they get a bill."

When Local 2 Investigates contacted the hospital where the single mother had her rape kit performed, hospital leaders quickly canceled her bill when they found out the state would not be paying the charges She now owes nothing.

She said she's amazed it happened to begin with, adding, "I don't look very kindly to them. I mean, I would expect that they would have had a little more feeling for me and they didn't."

If you have a news tip or question for KPRC Local 2 Investigates, drop them an e-mail or call their tipline at (713) 223-TIPS (8477).

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Child Abuse Profiteering Ring Exposed

Just who is in this child abuse profiteering ring, you ask? Well, welcome to the Family Court system!

Please read this ARTICLE, then comment on it. It is long, and it will turn your stomach with what some of it says. But this crap is being spewed by many and is harming the children of the US (well and other countries as well!).

The article discusses:
Those people who profiteer from covering up child abuse by accusing the victims of having a fictitious syndrome called Parental Alienation, are opposing good legislation in AB 612. This bill would protect children who are witnesses of domestic violence and victims of physical and sexual abuse from being re-victimized in court by being falsely accused of the fictitious syndrome (similar to witchcraft accusations, there is no proof, just saying so proclaims it so).
There are quotes from Richard Gardner (these are what I warned would turn your stomach), who was the father of the Parental Alienation Syndrome to begin with. If you have never heard of this term being used in Family Court then I suggest you read this article, pay very close attention to what it is saying!

I also ask that you pass this on to others that may not know about this! It will save lives, kids lives!

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Therapist Who Failed To Report Child Abuse Surrenders License!!!

Ever wonder WHY they do it, or in this case didn't? What do these people have to gain? Money? Are they just lazy? Sadistic?

In a great victory for abused children, Gail Inman of Texas has surrendered her license after allegations/complaints of failing to report child abuse. Gail Inman was a therapist involved in a case where a child was taken from a protective and caring mother. In the usual Parental Alienation Syndrome scam, a young girl was taken from her mother and placed in the custody of an alleged abuser. The judge in the case was Judge Scott Beauchamp who allegedly had some previous questionable relationship with the opposing counsel, Cheryl Snyder, on the case. Also involved in the same case was Dr. John Zervopolous, reportedly known for repeatedly accusing protective mothers of parental alienation syndrome type allegations in case after case, using the same language in amazingly similar psychological evaluations. See this link for more: Zervopolous... MORE

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Inside the life of Richard McTear

I saw the below article and couldn't help but to share it, intact!

Original: http://www.randijames.com/2009/05/black-domestic-violence-white-domestic.html

Two days ago, The Tampa Tribune, via TBO.com, reported that a young father by the name of Richard Anthony McTear Jr., kidnapped and killed his girlfriend's 3 month old son.

Along with a photograph of McTear, they reported the type of automobile he owned, his home address, and the address of where he was found. They also mentioned that he had an early criminal history (emphasis mine):

His first arrest on domestic violence charges came when he was 14, Davis said. Details on that case are unavailable because he was a juvenile.
But then, two days later, they fully report it:
The first Tampa police arrest against McTear came in November 2001, when he was 14. He was charged with misdemeanor battery-domestic violence. In that case, police said the Webb Middle School eighth-grader kicked and slapped his mother from the back seat of a vehicle.
They also reference the educational history of the infant's mother, Jasmine Bedwell (she and McTear went to the same school):
The Hillsborough County School District said Bedwell last attended Adams Middle School in 2005-06. Lillie Bedwell said her daughter has been working on getting her GED.
And additionally they take care to mention one more thing (which happened to be at the beginning of the first article)(emphasis mine):
Jasmine Bedwell, 17, started dating Richard Anthony McTear Jr. about 10 months ago, when she was pregnant with the child of another man, a man in prison.
All which leads me to question, was all of that necessary?

Oh, did you figure out that this story involves Black people?

I have been following an epidemic of men and fathers murdering their partners, ex-partners, and children (Justice's Posterous and Violence Against Women and Children News Central) and interestingly enough, only the media reports on Black families contain such details.

Most of the murders, suicides, and familicides for this year have involved White families. And most of those media reports talk about how "shocked" the community was...and how "average" or "honorable" the father once was...And they blame the murders on economic stress, depression, and whatnot.

I guess Black people are just naturally bad. White men have a variety of valid excuses.

These White men had no criminal history and great moral character...or so "they" say...But I am beginning to wonder if we had a chance to ask some of the [White] wives, girlfriends, mothers...what kind of picture would they paint?

I happen to be a little privy to the question that I just posed, because our group of BADASS bloggers are quite nifty with pulling the criminal records of some of these "upstanding" White men (very simple for Florida).

You know what we find?

Histories of domestic violence injunctions and shelter bills, child sex abuse and CPS investigations, rape charges...

Why don't these things get reported?

Because they are "allegations."

White men [with money] turn everything into false domestic violence, false child sex abuse, and false rape. They expend a lot of energy into this, creating nonprofit organizations and enlisting the support of the pseudoscience arena. I'm not saying that there aren't some innocent White men...

I'm just saying...the next time you hear about some attractive, church-going, football coach, Big Brother mentor, outstanding citizen...

The father-fueled media propaganda machine and academic bodies love to fixate on Black fatherless children, maybe we should be talking about the White fatherpresent ones.

I'm not sure if I should be clutchin my purse in the hood, or running away from the Boy Scout leader in the burbs.

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06 May 2009

Outrageous: Euclid Dad Accused Of Putting Baby Boy In Oven Pleads Not Guilty

Original: http://www.woio.com/Global/story.asp?s=10307459&clienttype=printable

Posted: May 05, 2009 2:36 PM CDT Updated: May 06, 2009 12:30 PM CDT
Posted by Web Staff - email
UPDATE: EUCLID, OH (WOIO) - A Euclid man certainly won't be winning any parenting awards after he allegedly tried to put his newborn son into the oven.
Sammy G. Hunter, Jr. appeared in court Wednesday morning to answer to a slew of charges including attempted murder, child endangering and assault on a firefighter captain.
The 30-year-old is accused of getting high on 'wet' late last month, turning on the oven at his home on Garden Drive and trying to shove the little boy inside.
Luckily, the baby's mother was able to intervene and stop Hunter.
Hunter then allegedly tried to start a fire by using the natural gas line in the home's kitchen.
That's when his girlfriend - with whom he also fathers a two-year-old child - called for help.
Hunter is also accused of fighting firefighters when they came to help.
The child is expected to be OK.
Hunter pleaded not guilty to the charges and bond was set at $500K.

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Father uses dog collar to shock kids

May 6, 2009

The Salem man faces four charges of mistreatment

By Stacey Barchenger
Statesman Journal
A Salem man was arrested Tuesday for putting an electric dog collar on each of his four children and shocking them.
Todd Marcum, 41, said he did it "because he thought it was funny," Salem Police Lt. Dave Okada said.
The four children, ages 3, 6, 8 and 9, had been shocked while wearing the collar at least once, according to a statement from their father, Okada said.
Marcum told police that he would chase the 3-year-old boy around with the collar, making him cry at the thought of being shocked. Okada said that because of the boy's behavior, it is likely that the children were shocked more than once.
Oregon Department of Human Services workers on Tuesday summoned police to Marcum's Salem home.
Marcum was taken into custody on four charges of first-degree criminal mistreatment. He is in the Marion County jail.
The four children were left in the custody of their mother, Okada said. The case has been handed over to DHS.
Dog shock collars are used in training and to control barking, said John Seroczynski, the national sales manager for D.T. Systems.
The Dallas, Texas, company manufactures the electronic collars.
It is unknown whether the collar used on the children was made by D.T. Systems.
"There's not one collar made today that can actually burn a dog or a person," Seroczynski said.
Most collars are powered by a 9-volt battery and don't produce a large enough shock to injure a person, he said. Seroczynski said it was not likely that the children were seriously injured.
"He definitely would not have hurt them to the point that it would have damaged any organs or caused them to be hospitalized," he said.
The charge of one collar is less powerful than that of a Taser, such as the kind used by police, he said.
Seroczynski said the collars are not to be used on humans.
"Regardless of what your kids are like, it's sure not going to cure any behavioral problems," he said. "Bottom line is, what he did was dead wrong."

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Murder-Suicide Map

The map below will show the murder-suicides in the US for the year 2009. I will attempt to keep this as up to date as I can. Please give me a couple weeks to go back and put in the data back to Jan of this year. If you know of a murder-suicide that I have not mapped here, and would like to see it mapped, please email me the information: denomshi@gmail.com

Feel free to link directly to my map! Click the link under this map to take you to the location where you can get view the map at its full size, get the code to embed the map or get the link.

View Murder-Suicides in a larger map

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04 May 2009

Michael Green posts SRL applicants private information for all to read BestIntersts JohnMcXXXXer

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Emails and then two mobile calls and I spoke with him for an hour this evening. Has a mention on Wednesday.

Had to go over very basic stuff for the hearing.

Melbourne FMC case. Is applying to join.

Any comments?

Hi I emailed you last night from the sit requesting any assistance you may be able to give. I have a court date in Maqgistrates Court on this�Wenesday. I have attached my affadavit and intiating application to this email for you to have a look at. I am representing myself. The thing I wanted to know was if on the day both parties agree to most things in the interim orders can we put those into interim consent orders and then can I have the judge just rule on the items in dispute. I have requested a family consultant do a report and also that a lawyer be appointed to represent the childs best interests. As I have put forward interim and final orders and the main thrust of it is that in the interim the childs contact with me be reinstatedthat has been happening fotr the last 10 months. And the the expert�do a family report for the final hearing.�Thanks and I realise you may not be able to help this time as such short notice but I will continue to correspond with you as case goes on. I think this will be a great resource for me. My member name is " bestinterests" on the website.
Thanks again

Hi ,
I only just found your site and it seems a awesome and just what I was looking for. I wanted to enquire if you can have a look at my Iniating Application and Affidavit . I filed them on 30th of April and have my first court date on 8th of May in the Federal Magistrates Court. I know its last minute but any help now and through out the case would be much help. I spent a total of 6 days straight typing and researching the law to come up with what I did and realise it could have been done better.

But none the less I have been as through and honest as I can.If you can have a look before then and give me any feedback that would be great.

I also wanted to know I have applied for interim orders and final orders. On the court date if both parties agee on the majority of the interim orders can we ask for them to be made into consent orders and ask the Judge to rule on the items in dispute. The items im sure the other party will not agree on are 1. Asking that the childs best interests be represented by a lawyer and that a family consultant be instructed to prepare a family report. These two things I feel are important for gathering evidence and the childs best interests being represented at the final hearing.

I have read all relevant rules and guidelines for the site and like the idea of being able to assist others where I can as I do a lot of volunteer work already.I will send the affidavit and application to my personal space as recommended. Understand it may be too late this time but hope you can help with further appearances as I will be a self represented litigant throughout the the entire process,


(He actually sent the emails back to front - he misspelled an email address)


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This email along with a completed Affidavit containing allparties names, addresses and identifying details, and Application forms were posted in the full view of the public on www.familylawwebguide.com.au on 4th May and was in direct contravention of S121 which restricts publication of any document identifying parties in a family law matter. Details of "Bestinterests" child, relatives and ex partner were all provided.
Apart from the serious breach of S121 , the information posted proves that Michael Green alias Agog alias Sisyphus is also practising law without a certificate from the NSW Bar Association.

As per our previous warnings not to join the SRL as they use the information inappropriately and all they want are your details. Don't forget about their "special" relationship with the CSA that Wayne Butler brags about constantly.

Oneadadc aka Graeme Campbell and member of the SRL urges any new users to:

"For a start, join Self Represented Litigants - Resources (SRL-R) for a chance to discuss in private and gat some usefull guidance on the process."

This is what they do with CONFIDENTIAL information!!!
BEWARE of the Self Represented Litigants Group, they are only members of the Shared Parenting Council of Australia and if you want an angry mens group sharing your information with everyone on the internet, feel free to join up.
We have sent a copy of what was posted to the Federal Magistrates Court including the affidavits.

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03 May 2009

Prostitutes: are they at fault or not?

Below are the videos of the CBC News Sunday interview with Victor Malarek, author of "The Johns, Sex for Sale and the Men Who Buy It".

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