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To whom it may concern,
I am writing to you on behalf of a good hundred people (that I am friends with) who love and enjoy cricket and watch it into the early hours of the morning.
Currently, you are screening the World Cup on Fox Sports, live. This is brilliant as you are not bias to what games are on, you still show them.
But I, along with the many other supporters of the great game, believe we are being robbed of the exceptional cricket we could be seeing.
Today, Victoria beat Western Australia in a Bupa Sheffield Shield match by an amazing 7 wickets before lunch on the 3rd day. A brilliant effort by Andrew McDonald notching up 101 and Siddle's 87, as well as a brilliant 5fa by 'The Duke' - John Hastings. Imagine the viewing spectacle that would have seen! Yet we all had to hunch over our computer screens and watch the game, with a stationary camera that barely shows ground past the inner circle.
I understand that, as a broadcasting company, to be able to screen these matches, you need to generate money from it. But the public are continually asking the question, why have a dedicated AFL football channel, showing footage, interviews and behind the scenes coverage of a game, that is only played during the cooler months?
Cricket is a global sport, played by roughly 100 countries in the world, by men and women, in the cold and the heat and where playing is not dictated by your age, nationality, language you speak, colour of your skin and clothing you wear, it's a game that anyone, anywhere can play.
It's a game that brings everyone together in harmony.
Why is there no channel dedicated to screening cricket matches from around the world? Judging by the calendar of games around the world, there are games on every month. Even if you don't screen the games on a dedicated channel, even screen the domestic games live. You are able to show the English domestic tournament before Australian domestic. This baffles a lot of people and I see the question raised a lot on twitter.
If this email doesn't work, as I know the voice of one against a company isn't a lot, how can I proceed with this issue? I wish to pursue it on behalf of the entire cricket community in Australia who crave better coverage of the game they love. Petition? Likes on a facebook page? What will catch the eye of someone able to get this off the ground?
The Congress of America has and is failing to legislate effectively due to partisan politics, back door deals, corruption, and the entrenchment of incumbent representatives who are aided by unlimited money donations from special interest groups and Big Business. We have a government that is of the people, but no longer is it for the people.
The book: Throw Them All Out; by Peter Schweizer, published in 2011, clearly documents the corruption in the Congressional Ethics Committee.
The massive government deficit is in danger of destabilizing the entire global economy and for four years our representatives have done nothing.
The Government opened family courts up to greater media scrutiny, in response to criticism that the current set up is overly secretive in April 2009. This was approved by Parliament. Journalists are able to attend family court hearings in county courts and the High Court from 27 April 2009.
"The provisions in the Children, Schools and Families Act have been universally condemned and should be abolished, the Justice Select Committee says. Instead, ministers should redraft proposals to increase transparency in the family courts, putting the views of children centre stage."
The subject of newspaper reporting of cases heard in the high court namely to do with private and public law. The Children Act 2004 para 251. Section 62(1) amends section 97 of the Children Act 1989 to make clear that the publication of material from family proceedings which is intended, or likely, to identify any child as being involved in such proceedings (or the address or school of such a child) is only prohibited in relation to publication of information to the public or any section of the public. In effect, this means that passing on information identifying, or likely to identify, a child (his school or his address) as being involved in court proceedings to an individual.
The Court of Appeal has decided that the prohibition from identifying children which section 97 of the Children Act 1989 provides only applies whilst the proceedings relating to the child in question are in progress. Once the proceedings have concluded, the protection given by the Act comes to an end, the entitlement to anonymity thereafter being dependent upon an exercise in balancing the Convention rights of those involved. http://www.judiciary.gov.uk/media/media-releases/2006/news-release-1806
Although statistics are published about cases that pass through the courts, these in their nature cannot answer claims that abuses of the system are not identified and that there are effectively no quality controls.
I am a mother of one. I have had my trials and tribulations being a parent, just as all parents have. Supporting my child in a positive direction; encouraging little one to do well in school and understand the diversities of others. My child and I are the victims of racial harassment promoted by the family court system and rubber stamped by our country. My family case is to do racial harassment by our country. Everyone has a unique story to tell. This is my own. http://wp.me/pXLdg-iY
My Daughter has one kidney, which was damaged when she was born. Her medical records reveal that it was I who nurtured her to recovery. The Doctor sang my praises. Trauma promotes ill health in later life. Furthermore I had eight miscarriages, before little one was born. I was beaten up by the police so they could take her and the one social worker who was in attendance stood there and watched, as my daughter looked on from the middle of the room as we fought rolling around on my settee. There were a number of police officers present.
UK FAMILY COURT JUDGES VIOLATE AND DENY HUMAN RIGHTS OF CHILDREN - There is a clear need to increase transparency in the family courts, putting the views of children centre stage. Once a child is proven to be 'Gillick' competent the child must be allowed to attend Court to give their views to a Judge. Guardians ad litem should not in any circumstance give evidence on behalf of a child that will decide the fate of the child. The Court have a duty to prevent hearsay evidence. It is imperative that Parliament quash the power of Guardians ad litem decision to admit the hearsay of a child as evidence in Private and Public family law matters. The more serious the allegation, the greater the importance of ensuring that the accused parent(s) is afforded fair and proper procedural safeguards in civil and criminal matters. There is no public interest in a wrong result. This must include 'Private and Public' Law cases.
That it is fair to admit the hearsay evidence of a child and a Judge's decision to admit it is irrational and constituted a breach of the claimant's Article 6(1) right to a fair hearing and cannot stand.
Qualitative methods produce information only on the particular cases studied, and any more general conclusions are only hypotheses. Quantitative methods can be used to verify, which of such hypotheses are true. This is what this petition is about.
Family Justice: What We Can Do To Protect Our Children http://wp.me/pXLdg-dE
Currently gas prices are on a rising continuum. During this economical hardship, consumers are struggling to pay for the gas that gets them to their job. A lot of those same consumers are living paycheck to paycheck and barely able to pay their basic living expenses.
With the extreme rise in gas prices, living expenses that are already a struggle to maintain, are becoming almost impossible. The United States has enough of our own resources for oil that if we were to start drilling, would last our country CENTURIES! The use of our own resources would help the economy and help the people in OUR country.
Our president just loaned Brazil 2 Billion dollars for an underwater drilling project in their country. That 2 Billion could have been reserved by using our resources; this is why our government spending is so insanely high- we are paying millions of dollars to foreign countries when we could save millions by using our own products; in turn the consumers will save!
I was a victim of domestic violence. He was a repeat offender with 4 orders of protection from 4 women that i did not know. He cut me, smashed my orbital bone and i had to have a plate put under my eye.
I was a college student educated yet i had no way of knowing. I have a daughter with special needs due to the beating he gave me. Protect all individuals from violent partners.
Vicious Mutilation of Family Cat
Our family pet cat was recently found dead and mutilated with many of his body parts missing.
The post-mortem that followed could not determine a cause of death since vital body and organ identifiers had been removed. However, the examination did prove that the mutilation was deliberate and that further, several parts were removed post mortem.
On notifying the authorities of this atrocity; we have been informed that the police cannot pursue any sort of investigation as a criminal offence has apparently not taken place under the jurisdiction Greater Manchester Police force. The explanation given for the lack of police intervention is that interference with our cat’s body occurred after his death.
The purpose of this petition therefore, is to close the gap in the law that relates to the act of purposeful mutilation and theft of body parts from the carcass of family pets regardless as to the original cause of death.
We understand that in certain areas such an act is found to be criminal and is thus covered by the Criminal Damage Act, 1971. Justification of this stance is given to the fact that; within the law a domestic animal is and should be viewed, as the absolute property of its owner.
Why can there not be a consistent course of action for animal cruelty offences, before and after death, pursued throughout every police force in England?
To be considered further is the proven link between the mutilation of animals by individuals and their tendency to progress onto further, more violent crimes. We believe that there has to be a deterrent within the law against this type of behaviour and to protect our communities.
Clearly, at this time, the law is not in our favour and as such, we would petition for action to be taken to enforce criminal damage suits against proven offenders and that moreover, the police are permitted to investigate such barbarous acts of crime against family pets and indeed all animals with a serious intent to prosecute offenders.
ADVA - Against Domestic Violence and Abuse – was set up in November 2002 to bring together the statutory and voluntary agencies within the county to tackle the problem of domestic violence. They help thousands of women and children every year escape violent and life-threatening situations.
Devon County Council proposes to cut ADVA’s budget by 100% as of April 2011.
If these cuts are endorsed, emerging victims may go unidentified and recovering victims may be left without support.
1 in 4 women will be a victim of Domestic Violence in their lifetime – many of these on a number of occasions. One incident of Domestic Violence is reported to the police every minute. (Women's Aid)
This cut will continue to make Domestic Violence a hidden crime.
Honor killings are an embarrassment to humanity.
Fellow human beings are being assassinated in the most inhumane methods. Daughters and wives are being brutally tortured, stoned, and murdered by their own families, all in the name of "honor." This widespread epidemic of such atrocious acts fueled by fundamentalist thinking—dating back to pagan times—is inexcusable. Honor killings are often supported, overlooked, and undermined by authorities and persons of influence.
These murders are committed not just in Muslim countries but around the world, with alarmingly increasing rates on such continents as Europe and North America, which contain some of the most advanced countries of the 21st Century. It is a shame to all humanity that women (and some men) are subject to such barbaric crimes—threatened, tortured in agony, dying the most gruesome deaths.
Statistics Related to Honor Killing:
- 93% of honor killings worldwide are committed against women
- 91% of honor killings are committed by Muslims
- 81% of honor killings committed in Western civilizations are for being “too Western”
- 81% of female victims of honor killing 25 years or younger are murdered by their family of origin
- 68% of women who are victims of honor killing are gruesomely tortured
- Approximately 50% of honor killings are committed by multiple perpetrators
Worldwide Trends in Honor Killings, 2010. Middle East Quarterly, Spring 2010. http://www.rightsidenews.com.
“Honor Killings on the Rise.” http://corner.nationalreview.com
“Are Honor Killings Simply Domestic Violence?” Middle East Quarterly. www.meforum.org
I have worked in the general field of mental health for 35 years. As a therapeutic practitioner and as a manager (Psychosocial Therapies). During that time, I have successfully worked with people with serious mental ill health, learning disability, autism, brain damage and dementia.
I have been concerned about the prescriptive treatment of people with these kinds of problems and the tendency to make judgements against their wishes, without adequate sound evidence to support those decisions. Too many assumptions are made that impact upon personal freedom, dignity, informed choice and self-expression.
I have also witnessed many misdiagnoses and very unsound decisions, within Health & Social Care services and in the Law Courts and Child & Family Courts. The health, wellbeing and lives of my clients / families have been seriously affected these poor decisions. Many other cases have been reported to me.
Although I have met increasing numbers of skilful, person centred psychiatrists, therapists and social workers, there is still a tendency for the institutions to rely on outdate, erroneous assumptions about the cause, nature and resolution of these problems. Many practitioner are being constrained by ‘local’ policies & decisions.
My concern is that there are many contraventions of people’s Human Rights every day, on the most spurious interpretation of the use of special powers. It has become evident that the decisions are biased towards social control, rather the therapy. Local Institutions are very risk averse, protecting their position rather than client’s interests.
Most cases I have worked with, where there is psychosis, agitated behaviour and ‘behaviour problems’, there has been clear evidence of childhood & adolescent trauma and abuse. This may be at home, in social care and education institutions. Adults are also distressed in this way by ‘domestic / relationship abuses’.
This can be anything from physical, psychological, emotional and sexual abuse, through ‘culture shock’, to bullying in home, school or work. Although I have been able to demonstrate this in individual cases, aided recovery and have successfully challenged most misdiagnoses, it has been difficult to get general attitudes changed.
I am campaigning for a thorough World Health Organisation review of Psychiatric thinking, theoretical foundations and health and social care practices. The evidence of organic causes are very rare and yet psychiatry largely works of the assumption of ‘mental incompetence’, due to genetic, or organic failings.
The social and clinical treatment have as many negative effects as they have benefits as they do benefits, especially when used indefinitely and on the basis of misdiagnosis and false assumptions.
The influence of psychiatry and forensic psychology, within the Law Courts is very dubious. The ‘expert witnesses’ are often the worst examples of clinical psychiatric practice and the Law is far too reliant upon their unsound assumptions and judgments. There is a very unethical aspect to psychiatric ‘expert witnesses’;
“Who is the patient and what are their rights here?”
Family Law Act 1975 to be corrected. New Family Law Act to have the following Terms included:
* In Australia, Federal Magistrates are to do a check on both parents with DOCS and Police, at the beginnning of the Court proceedings, to see if any records are held on either parent before issuing a Court Order for either parent to have Custody of the child.
* Domestic Violence Father not ever to be given Custody of a baby by submitting a lying Affidavit without any evidence. Especially the day after being threatened by Police with an AVO being taken out on him.
* Mother of baby always to be Subpoenad to Court.
* Both sides of a story are to be heard. Especially considering the Mother has evidence to back up everything she is saying.
* Baby not to be removed from Mother unless there is a decent enough reason to do so when both sides of the story have been heard.
Violence against women is broadly defined as any act that is likely to cause physical, sexual, or psychological harm or extreme suffering to a woman. Violence can occur in the home, workplace, or community.
Two common forms of violence against women are domestic violence and rape. This cause is specially created focusing on the domestic violence against women.
There is now a significant Filipino population in the United Kingdom. Over the past twenty years, the number of Filipinos living and working in the UK has increased by more than 833% from roughly 18,000 in 1986 to more than 150,000 by 2006. Of this number, about 70% live in Greater London area.
The Filipino community works in a variety of sectors, ranging from IT, aviation, education, hospitality sector (hotels, restaurants and casinos) and healthcare, chefs, and house managers. Increasingly, Filipinos have been recruited to the UK in significant numbers. Over the past five years, thousands have been recruited for the hospitality and healthcare sectors.
Perhaps the Filipino community is best known for the contribution it makes to the healthcare sector. Filipino nurses are consistently recognized for their high standards of professionalism. In the past eight years, more than 45,000 Filipinos were recruited into the health service, most of whom are nurses serving in the National Health Service while the remainder are working in the independent healthcare sector – mostly in private nursing homes.
Equally well received are the thousands of domestic workers who are housekeepers, cleaners and nannies. They are often employed by the members of the British establishment. Young professional women entrust their children to be looked after by Filipina nannies. Filipino domestic workers are well known to be hard-working, trustworthy and responsible.
Almost all of these domestic helpers are well educated with most of them having a degree-qualification as their background. Hence their high-demand as preferred employees by various sectors of the international society living in London.
A survey conducted amongst a limited sample of Filipinos living in the UK at present yielded some interesting findings:
65% of Filipinos are nurses and/or in the allied medical fields.
More than 10% are in domestic service.
A growing number of entrepreneurs of about 5%.
10-20% of the second-generation youths has gone to university or are still finishing university courses. Some of them have also become known as 'celebrities' due to their high profiles as models, actresses or musicians.
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"On 26 September 2008 at 9 p.m., BBC 1 aired the comedy series Harry and Paul starring Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse. The opening scene showed Paul seated on a chair on his front lawn, while still in his pyjamas. A young Asian-looking female was shown gyrating in front of him in a lascivious manner. The postman arrived to ask Harry, Paul's friend, what was going on. Harry told him that he is trying to see if his ‘Filipina maid' can seduce Paul who obviously looks depressed.
Harry then continued to shout instructions to the young girl and to Paul to 'hump' the Filipino maid. He remained unmoved while the girl even played with his hair. On further instructions from Harry, she continued to gyrate sexually in front of Paul. Harry then instructed the maid to 'present her rear' which she did while wiggling her bottom in a seductive manner. The maid did not succeed in seducing Paul as he got up from his chair to go to his house. Harry shouted at the girl in an angry voice to leave as she was useless in doing her job. The girl walked towards the pavement looking upset. While walking on the pavement, the postman looked at her in a leering way and followed her. After catching up with her, he was shown to be whispering in her right ear and the girl then walked off with the postman."
While the BBC series did have a warning that the contents of the show may be of an offensive nature and has been rated 16, this particular sketch is completely disgraceful, distasteful and a great example of gutter humour. The sketch reflected insensitivity on the part of the producers and the British Broadcasting Corporation who did not seem to worry that by particularly naming the girl as a 'Filipina maid' and with her employer ordering her to openly behave in a lascivious manner toward the neighbour on the front lawn of a house where the public can watch what she was doing, was tantamount to racism and worst sexual abuse and exploitation of the hapless young Filipina domestic worker employee.
You can watch the actual video by clicking here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00dnf21/
Actual video clip courtesy of YouTube
Click here to find out how to complain about the BBC and its programs.
We call on the Hong Kong government to completely abolish the so-called "maid tax" so that no Employees Retraining Levy should be charged in respect of foreign domestic workers in the future.
Is this truly how far we have come as a society, to insure suffering upon an animal at its last moments on earth, all because of our failure to be responsible pet owners? This is appalling, especially considering the fact that North Carolina doesn’t even offer this horrifying death as an option for its convicted murders.
People who rape and kill children have a more merciful death than animals, whose only crime is not having anyone to love and take care of them.
This county needs to enforce animal cruelty laws and focus on adoption and prevention methods, something that the sheriff’s department is not doing. We need to put someone in charge who has the animals' welfare as a priority, because animals do have feelings, too. They protect us, our children, find drugs and bombs, provide services to the disabled, and they are loyal and offer unconditional love to people regardless of race or gender. They too deserve respect and dignity. If we focus on prevention and adoption methods, having to euthanize animals could become a thing of the past, but in order to get here, we must be willing to set a goal and work towards this solution.
It is apparent that domestic animal populations are on the rise due to irresponsible pet owners and many foreclosures on real estate properties. This does not offer an excuse however for the gassing of these animals. If euthanasia is the only option for an animal, it should be done intravenously, which offers the animal a painless and peaceful death, unlike the gas chamber where the animals are struggling to breathe and crying out for help. In a life and death struggle gasping for air, terrified, this is how the shelter animals are spending their last moments. I encourage that you witness this barbaric practice first hand and then make your decision on what needs to be done.
The shelter already has employees that are trained to administer injections so extra money does not have to be spent in hiring a vet tech to perform this procedure. Get the sheriff’s department out of the shelter and put someone in charge who actually cares about the animals welfare. If adoption and prevention are focused on and enforced, I can guarantee that a results will be measurable.
It is up to Davidson County to set an example for other counties and states to show that we will not stand by and allow these in-humane practices to take place in our community!
Concerned citizen, Tina York
Myxomatosis is a deadly strain of virus that affects the European and Cottontail rabbits, and there is currently no vaccination available in Australia against this virus.
The myxomatosis virus was originally spread through the American wild rabbit population during the late 1800’s and was subsequently introduced into Northern Australia and its relative parts so as to control the rabbit problem in crops and other plantations around Queensland. It managed to control the pest problem, devastatingly reducing the rabbit population from 600 million to 100million in two years.
The ones that survived developed a strong immunity to the disease, and as a result wild rabbits are more immune now to myxomatosis than when the virus strain was implemented into Australian rabbit populations during the 1950s.
There is however, no vaccination currently available in Australia to domestic rabbits and they remain at a constant risk to contracting the virus. Myxomatosis usually proves fatal for any rabbit exposed to it, and they can die as soon as 48 hours after being exposed to the virus.
The government has taken several steps to try to crack down on those who breed and trade dangerous dogs, as well as those who own them.
The Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 is the most prominent of the various laws that cover dog ownership in the UK.
The act bans the breeding and sale or exchange of four kinds of dog - pit bull terriers, Japanese Tosas, the Dogo Argentinos, and the Fila Brasileiros. Cross-breeds of those dogs are covered by the law.
The dangerous dogs Act 1991 states 'to enable restrictions to be imposed in relation to other types of dog which present a serious danger to the public;'
[25th July 1991]
Rottweilers were the number two breed of dog named in fatal human attacks from 1979 to 1998 in a report by the CDC. Dangerous behavior in Rottweilers results from their original breeding for aggressive guard dog traits. This tendency may extend towards other animals as well. Often injuries and maulings occur when an owner or passerby tries to separate fighting dogs, or unintentionally triggers a guarding behavior in a dog. In most cases, the type of behavior a Rottweiler exhibits is the result of past training (or lack thereof).
Rottweilers may either be dangerous or benign, depending on the action taken by the owner in socializing the dog. The portrayal of Rottweilers as evil dogs in several fictional films and TV series, most notably in The Omen, has added to their negative publicity. Rottweilers are banned in many municipalities, some scattered countries, and are sometimes targeted as dangerous dogs by legislation. Many owners of Rottweilers are forced to obey state leash/muzzle laws, as in Germany and in France.
Examples of the breed’s potential danger are provided by the recent deaths of two infants on 29 December 2007 – a 9 week old girl in Melbourne, Australia, and a one year old boy in Wakefield, England.
In the Melbourne death, a rottweiler that regularly showed his aggressive nature by violently barking and jumping at the fence as people walked by his master’s house, took the family’s first born from her cot and mauled her to death.
In the Wakefield death, the one year old baby was being held by a seven year old girl when the rottweiler bitch grabbed him from the girl's arms and then mauled him, inflicting terrible injuries. The victim died at the local hospital a short time later. The family owning the dog, reportedly told police she had not previously shown any signs of aggression.
The current law states that a victim of Domestic Violence, is only notified of the offender's hearing, if requested, and the crime must be a felony.
A petition beseeching the United States Supreme Court to establish for victims of domestic violence full faith and credit on knowing where the plantiff is located by at least the street name. Victims should know where not to go to protect their families from kidnapping or murder.
We would like to introduce you to our petition for Domestic Violence in our Society put together by the local men and women of the United States originating in Burlington, Vermont.
Coming from a woman who has experienced domestic violence, the man makes you believe that he is perfect and then once love or children are introduced it falls downhill. It usually begins with “You don’t want the children to go without a father” or “You can’t make it on your own“. Or one of the more famous ones “I will fight you for the children and, I will win. 9 out of 10 times the women and men will survive the mental and physical abuse to protect their children like a mother bear and their cub. They will take the abuse for their children and their piece of mind.
A domestic relationship is often left untraced between father and child and or mother and child when you are the defendant in domestic you often pull off as a habitual liar and can play off anyone including the state. And often tell so many stories that it is believed by oneself and will use all pull that they can to use the child against one another in domestic. Domestic comes in many forms but it usually comes one at a time and in the same pattern with every individual situation. It is very common that once the situation is over and justice is served that another crime of violence is recommitted sometimes resulting in a crime more serious than the one placed before because now time has built to stew over payback.
We, request the United States Supreme Court to re-evaluate their stance on the matter of enforcement of full faith and credit and letting the victims of domestic violence know where the predator is located by at least street name. Confidentiality is well honored in the State of Vermont regarding the defendant and the plaintiff to protect the defendant’s rights for not getting accused of an offence . However ignorance is not a bliss it is a burden, when where a breech of confidentiality is introduced and it takes a toll on our community by hiding out information on those who hurt.
We should be guaranteed Full Faith and Credit involving this matter because it is our right to know. It is requested that the Supreme Court of the United States evaluate our rights to serve and protect the thousands of victims of domestic violence.
Domestic abuse does not stop at the physicaly abused party, it contributes to the children involved mentally, which can be worse than the phisical.
I have been left mentaly scar'd by the mental abuse i received from my father, i am now 24 years of age and he still has a hold on me.
This issue has to be raised and help needs to be given to all the children who's lives are shattered by abusive parents mentaly or physicaly.
I call for anyone who feels the same, has been in the situation or can help me run a charitable organization to help people who suffer, to please give that help if they can.
Domestic violence happens every day and we need Congress to help the survivors.
Male victims of domestic violence frequently face ridicule rather than help when attempting to leave a violent relationship.
On the one hand men are expected to deal with the issue themselves- and on the other hand they face prison if they defend themselves physically.
Furthermore, custody of the children is usually given to the mother rather than the father and this can result in fathers remaining in violent homes to protect the children.
The first step is state funding of the voluntary associations that have already sprung up to deal with the problem. Ten million pounds a year would be the very minimum that would be required for a national network of refuges.
The police and social services must adopt a gender neutral stance and children must be allowed to leave a violent home and live with the father when the mother is violent.
Please sign this petition organised by Coventry Friends of the Earth to encourage Coventry City Council to take a more comprehensive and effective approach to recycling when dealing with domestic and commercial waste.
Currently there is nowhere in Coventry to recycle plastic. Something needs to be done.
In most states there is only a 48 hour hold on the offender who commits domestic violence. The victim/s need more time to get their safety in order for themselves and their children.
The mandatory minimum sentence should be at least 30 days in the county jail before the offender is considered for O/R.
On April 11, 2005, the Wisconsin Conservation Congress had their annual spring meeting. One of the issues addressed was whether or not to adopt a law to make feral and domestic cats an "unprotected species" meaning that cats could be shot on sight if they were not wearing a collar. As anyone knows, a collar on your cat will NOT prevent someone from shooting it if they want to. They will merely destroy the collar after they have killed the cat.
The meetings were primarily attended by hunters and, thus, those FOR the proposition exceeded those of us against it.
The meeting of April 11th did not reflect the opinions of the majority of Wisconsin taxpayers as the majority of the persons attending the meetings were hunters, not the average citizen.
We are opposed to a law making feral and domestic cats an "unprotected species" as this will not only endanger our pets, it will also make it legal for people to do anything they want to these defenseless animals.
We need to let the Governor and our legislators know that the Conservation Congress does NOT speak for the majority of the citizens of this State. We cannot allow the hunters here to make our laws.
Indiana's Shame Teardrops for Katelynn
Sugar and spice and everything nice.
This is suppose to be every little girls life.
What happens when life is not like that?
What if the people who are suppose to protect you fill your life with constant abuse?
For little Katelynn of Indiana, her life is filled with this from a father, stepmother and father's family; everyone but her the relatives that love her have been denied the ability to see her.
Note : this DOES NOT include 500+ additional pages of evidence
* Separate from abuser after assault by abuser.
* Little daughter returned by abuser hurt sees family doctor.
* Abuser assaults me and kids while trying to abducted little daughter.
* Police statements taken.
* Arrest warranted issued for abuser and protection order put in place. Other court Excludes little daughter from protection order.
* Abuser arrested outstanding bench warrant found in next county abuser extradited.
* Mninster of abusers church bails him out.
* File for divorce and temporary custody granted to me and restraining order placed Against abuser little daughter excluded from restraining order.
* Request Guardian Ad Litem for little daughter.
* Ad litem submits report recommends abuser vistis every weekend. Judge grants
* Temporary Order issued
* Letter from Domestic violence counselor abuser refuses contact via phone or in Person. Court does nothing.
* Little daughter crying of owie in butt from girlfriends son.
* Little daughter seen by family physician, refers to sexual abuse hospital.
* Little daughter is seen at sexual abuse hospital.
* Little daughter returned crying abuser's girlfriend slapped in face, spanked repeadly for pottying in pants and is jerked out of bed. Little daughter seeing child psychololgist
* Little daughter returned crying is hurt when abuser and girlfriend involve little daughter in domestic violence fight. Abuser and girlfriend separate.
* Little daughter returned home sick, it is winter little daughter has no outerwear abuser and parents kept. Abuser's parents refusing to return.
* Little daughter crying abuser takes little daughter to abuser's parents house calls mother dirty names, new girlfriend plays spanking game with little daughter ,new girlfriend accuses brother of spying.
* Little daughter crying Abuser's new girlfriend threatens little daughter not to go near mother, drags little daughter is dragged by shoulder blade across 5
* Sitting in chairs, forced to pray on knees for being bad, threatened mother if refusal and beatings.
* Little daughter crying returned by abuser , abuser and girlfriend threatens to beat her for being bad since they can't force her to pray.
* Court threatens to give little daughter to abuser if little daughter doesn't go on visits.
* Little daughter threatened to be struck repeatedly by abuser if she doesn't tell Abuser what little daughter told mother.
* I speaks to child protection services about concerns. child protection services speak Children. Says he can't help.
* Abuser remarries at wedding little daughter is burned with curling iron on forarm. burn is blistering, seeping fluid and about an inch and 1/2 long. And her underwear is removed.
*Abuser returns little daughter with brusing on upper arm and forarm brother sees.
* I speak to town police they refuse to get involved. Town police send me to adjoining town.
* Police statements taken and child protective services open investigation.
* Within week after child protection service talks to abuser on phone only
* Investigation dropped by child protection services.
* Child protection worker visits my home.
* Family doctor makes report to child protection agency against abuser after doctor Visit reguarding abuser.
* Legal services mails letter stating no funds to help.
* Little daughter agitated and crying . There is redmark from kneecap to ankle. Little daughter talks about wife rubbing her butt ?feels like sawing in half?
booby traps, her book of wrongs, taken to another county where wife beats her, chemicals sprayed in her eyes and more.
*Report again to child protection services. Little daughter tells worker herself.
* Child protection services refuises to help, says they can't get invovled since it civil matter.
*Go to domestic violences shelter. Advocate advises child psychologist, and keep journal.
* Little daughter starts therapy with domestic violence recommended.
* Little daughter returned crying brother no longer welcome for tell child protection Service worker about abuse.
*Legal services mails letter stating no funds to help.
* Little daughter agitated and crying . There is redmark from kneecap to ankle. Little daughter talks about wife rubbing her butt feels like sawing in half? booby traps, her book of wrongs, taken to another county where wife beats her, chemicals sprayed in her eyes and more.
* Report again to child protection services. Little daughter tells worker herself. Child protection services refuses to help.
* Go to domestic violences shelter. Advocate advises child psychologist, and keep journal.
* Little daughter starts therapy with child psychologist referred by domestic violence safe house recommends.
* Little daughter returned crying brother no longer welcome for tell child protection Service worker about abuse.
* Little daughter returned crying says she is so hungry.
* After abuser refuses to bring little daughter home, speak to town police. Town police refuse to get invovled.
* Little daughter suicidal over book of wrongs wants to die. Little daughter says she cannot fix all her wrongs little daughter is tired.
* Abuser's wife tries to run me and children off road. I flee with children to safe house.
* Court places Protection order against abuser's wife on behalf of me and little daughter. Ad litem compels visit on contingency abuser promises to keep wife not around little daughter. This is not complied with. ad litem doesn't believe.
*Little daughter's Phsychologist goes to child Protection Services with me to demand casa for little daughter since part of abuse happened in nearby county.
*Child Protection Agency refuses casa worker for little daughter and refuses to investigate.
* Little daughter referred to new woman counselor.
* New counselor files initial assessment . Summary notes little daughter suicudial , intensive fear of abuser and adjustment disorder stemming from abuse.
Counselar places little daughter on suicide watch while in safe house.
* While in safe house ad litem compells me to turn little daughter over to abuser. Abuser now knows location of safehouse.
* Abuser promptly forces little daughter to divulge location of safe house, threatens little daughter with violence, call mother names to little daughter, picks fingernail polish off little daughters fingers with abusers fingernails, abuser tells little daughter again child protection agency on his side.
* Safe house counselor promptly issues safe phone to me they are concerned for our safety.
* Safe house child advocate files statement of little daughter telling advocate of abuse.
Domestic Violence is taking the Freedom from Women, Children, Men, and Entire Families, Mother's, Father", Siblings etc.
I propose that we pass a Law instituting a Criminal Backround check on both the Male and the Female to find out if they have ever been convicted of a Domestic Violence or Child Molestation.
If either party has, they must tell the other before they get Married.
It is very costly to Rehabilitate a Family once the Violence is Reported to the Authorites.
The Couple to be Married would pay the cost.
Those Monies should and could help with Education, Job Training, the Deficit, and many other things needless to say it could be Saving Lives.
I am a Survivor, and if you have never ever been a Victim, never become one, and If you have ever had to struggle to be a Survior, help me to win this fight.
May the Angels watch over You.
My wife and I separate and file for Divorce. I tell the court that I want JOINT PHYSICAL CUSTODY of our children. I know that because of my work, I would not be able to physically have the children 50% of the time but this would allow me some flexibility in seeing the kids. My wife is angry and bitter about the impending divorce so she finds a weapon to use against me. It's called the Family Court System. She tells them that I am a threat to her and/or our children. Then without any evidence or testimony from anyone, she is granted a Restraining Order against me. I am not only NOT allowed to see my own children, I am also ordered to attend weekly Domestic Violence classes for 1 year at a cost of $40 per class. I ask Judge Nancy Pollard of Orange County Family Court, on what grounds is she taking away my rights as a Father and branding me as a violent person. She said that all the evidence she needs is to believe that my wife is actually in fear of me in some way. I told her that that was ridiculous. I said that I would become a criminal just for trying to see my own kids. She told me to shut up or be charged with contempt.
During my 15 years of marriage, there was NEVER any incident of Domestic Violence. I was (and still am) a caring loving Father
who was voted Father of the Year by my Daughters Girl Scout Troop. My kids went to Catholic School and played sports. I was very much involved in their lives even though I work an average of 60 hours per week.
I was granted a MONITORED 2 hour visit every other Saturday by Judge Pollard but I was still ordered
to pay a large amount of Child Support. Even with the meager visitation rights I was given, my wife still "missed" several of the visits until I had to go to the local Police and file a report.
I have no problem paying Child Support. I do have a problem with a court system that plays into a bitter woman's hands and allows her to continue to use our children as weapons. This is tantamount to Child Abuse.
Now we are talking about Parental Alienation Syndrome. She is not only keeping my children from me but she is turning them against me in every way. She will not be happy until they feel the same way about me as she does. This should be a crime!
I know from talking to people and reading a lot that I am not alone here. There are many of you Fathers that are going through similar situations. I feel for you. Something must be done to stop the abuse of the Family Court Systems and give Fathers equal custody and visitation rights!
In this century we would like to see at least one mayor who does something about helping domestic violence victims, and their children.
In far too many instances do Domestic Violence Restraining Order Offenders get away with the crime that says they will be arrested if he/she breaches the restraining order. Example: I have had a domestic Violence restraining order on someone since Feb 2000, and in that time he has done nothing but harass, threaten my life, stalk me, and well breach the restraining order, all breaches are reported, and like other domestic Violence victims, the offender gets away with it..NO JAIL, just a little chat with a police officer. I can not leave my home without fearing for my life, wondering if he is watching me, wondering if he is hiding behind something waiting to knock me over the head.
This problem is Australia wide... far too many times does the victim feel unsafe and victimised with no way to protect themselves because the police and court system are not doing what they say they will do... which is put the offender in jail, and far too many times does the offender get away scott free, with a warning. I was told by a police officer that before they would do anything to stop this man from breaching the restraining order, he would have to physically abuse me...too bad if i am dead before i can contact the police. I was told by the police that i need to have a witness...he breaches the order and i have a security door man of a hotel as my witness, but he still got away with it.
I was told by the judge who granted my restraining order that if he was to breach the order he would be arrested, then when i go to have my order altered to prevent him coming anywhere near my home, I was treated like the villain and was not granted the protection i required. The way it is right now, I have no life and the authorities are allowing him to continue ruining my life.