Showing newest 10 of 15 posts from November 2009. Show older posts
Showing newest 10 of 15 posts from November 2009. Show older posts

Monday

Why Parental Alienation Must Go Into the DSM

UPDATED 12/2

The parental alienation [syndrome] theorists are fighting hard for its inclusion in the new Diagnostic and Statistic Manual for psychiatry. This makes sense because if it is then considered a valid disorder, the following things can happen:

1. "Treatment" at centers like the Rachel Foundation in Texas and Dr. Randy Rand's center in California can be covered by insurance. ("A week at the workshop costs about US$40,000.")

2. Medication can be prescribed to both the offending parent and the child and offered to the court as evidence of malignancy and parental deficiency.

3. "Research" can be funded for experimentation and "cures" for the expansion of the diagnosis.

Problems

Ethical violations are abundant in parental alienation treatment protocol and the "professionals" involved have questionable behaviors:

The Rachel Foundation has been under a lawsuit.

Dr. Randy Rand has complaints against his license. One more strike and he's out (like Dr. Michael Bone of Florida).

"Treatment" centers will spring up left and right:

Like many supervised visitation centers, they will be funded by government grant money.

Grant money for other programs, like fatherhood programs, comes from your tax dollars, and has little-to-no oversight and NO proven efficacy.

Further money will be poured into "research" for "cures" which will fund the same people pushing the theory.

There are no conclusive tests to determine if a child is suffering from parental alienation. A parental alienation accusation can mask ANY other disorder or complaint, including domestic and sexual abuse. Parental alienation theorists are not trained in accurate domestic violence assessment and treatment (they are trained d.v. parity), leaving the accused parent to hire his/her own specialist to refute the claim.

So we are left to wonder, who really profits from the inclusion of parental alienation into the DSM?

Insurance companies
Big Pharma
Doctors and other licensed "professionals"
Universities


What about the children?

Do we need more children being forced into treatments? Being forced into certain treatment centers? Being forced onto psychotropic meds?

Sunday

Brevard County Florida: Domestic Violence Ignored

Less than two weeks ago in Brevard County, there was a SWAT team standoff involving father Christopher Lynch holding his wife and children hostage (see If You Want Protection from Domestic Violence in Brevard County Florida, Seek Elsewhere). Christopher Lynch's name was originally withheld from media reports although it was noted that he had a previous "domestic charge" that was not prosecuted.

Upon a little digging, we know that 18th Circuit Court of Brevard County judges James H. Earp, T. Mitchell Barlow, and John D. Moxley, Jr. have been responsible for the domestic violences cases--adjudication withheld, dismissed.

What ever happened? We don't know. Mum is the word in the Space Coast region.

And now, in Brevard County, there is a missing three year old child, kidnapped by his father, Paul Martikainen, during a court-ordered/allowed supervised visit. There is a history of "alleged" abuse noted.

Upon a little digging, we find a history similar to that of Christopher Lynch: VIOLENCE.


05-2009-MM-021621-AXXX-XX - STATE VS MARTIKAINEN PAUL
Initial Charge Information
Arst No. Cnt Offense Dt Statute Number Charge Class Degree
1 1 02/10/2009 827.03.1-C FELONY CHILD ABUSE FELONY THIRD DEGREE
1 2 02/10/2009 784.03-C BATTERY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE MISDEMEANOR FIRST DEGREE
2 3 02/10/2009 741.31.4.A VIOL OF INJUNCTION PROTECTION DOMESTIC VIOLENCE MISDEMEANOR FIRST DEGREE

Prosecutor Charge Information
Cnt Pros Filing Dt Statute Number Charge Class Degree Pros Action Pros Act Dt
1 03/13/2009 784.03-A BATTERY MISDEMEANOR FIRST DEGREE FILED 03/13/2009
2
827.03.1-C FELONY CHILD ABUSE FELONY THIRD DEGREE NO ACTION 03/13/2009
3
741.31.4.A VIOL OF INJUNCTION PROTECTION DOMESTIC VIOLENCE MISDEMEANOR FIRST DEGREE NO ACTION 03/13/2009

Cnt Record No. Charge Dt Statute Charge Disp Dt Final Disp Citation No.
1 1 02/10/2009
FELONY CHILD ABUSE


2 1 02/10/2009 877.03-A BREACH OF PEACE DISORDERLY CONDUCT 06/04/2009 ADJUDICATION WITHHELD
3 2 02/10/2009
VIOL OF INJUNCTION PROTECTION DOMESTIC VIOLENCE



J H FINCH VS P MARTIKAINEN


Case Number:05-2009-DR-011864-XXXX-XX Case Type: REPEAT VIOLENCE
Filing Date: 02/11/2009 Case Judge: CHARLES J ROBERTS
Case Status: ORIGINAL DISP Case Status Date: 02/24/2009
Check Out Date:
Charging Agency:
File Location: /CLERK/TITUSVILLE/NEW ARCHIVES/DR 2009/ Jurisdiction Area: CENTRAL

Case Alerts


Party Type No. Party Name Status Ptcpt Id D.O.C. Nbr
PETITIONER 1 FINCH JULIE BENN A 2339346
RESPONDENT 1 MARTIKAINEN PAUL S 2463153

05-2009-DR-011864-XXXX-XX - J H FINCH VS P MARTIKAINEN
Case Status: 2 - ORIGINAL DISP

Complaint Date Event Seq Cause of Action Disp Date Disp Description
02/11/2009 2800 1 REPEAT VIOLENCE INJUNCTION 02/24/2009 DISMISSED AFTER HEARING




These Brevard County Judges have the answers as to why the cases were adjudicated and dismissed:

CHARLES J ROBERTS

and

JOHN D MOXLEY JR

and

KELLY JO McKIBBEN


Where can children find safety in the State of Florida? Thus far, the most promising place has been the grave.


See Also: Father Paul Martikainen Has Kidnapped His Son from Supervised Visitation

Warrior Wounds No More

I believe I may have written a post, long ago, entitled Warrior Wounds. I think it was regarding my demeanor as a survivor of violence, but I also considered something else "warrior wounds":

Stretch Marks

For years, the site of stretch marks was something to hide. Pull the pants up high. Stretch the shirt down low. Lights off! Clothes on? My stretch marks have me painted like a zebra.

What's funny is, I've seen much worse. I've seen stomachs that looked like raisins, and butts and legs that looks like maps, but it only matters when it belongs to you.

Rub, rub, rub, with that cocoa butter and try to prevent that skin from spreading apart, knowing that even if you soaked in a cocoa butter bath, those stretch marks will appear if they are so destined. Searching for products to make them not only "fade" but completely disappear into oblivion. $30? $50? $100. I wonder if the "surgery" for removal works on Black folk? Lord knows I don't want to trade these stripes for knife wounds.

I remember seeing Jada Pinkett on the cover of some magazine many years ago. The photo revealed her middrift and I could see light patterns on her abdomen.
How disgusting! my mother exclaimed
...and I seconded her opinion.

Diagnosis stretch marks was like terminal illness. Once you had them, it was over. All those miracle treatments at the end of magazines and on the internet, were confirmed by the friends of friends, to be unworthy.

Not every mother gets these stretch marks--some escape the sentence. Some get their sentences delayed, only to have to serve time later on. There are even those who get them, and they are not, nor ever will they be, mothers.

I stood in front of the mirror for the first time today and realized that these stretch marks are not my wounds--they are evidence of being...a mother.

Ever notice how your own child[ren], or even other children, gravitate toward your belly? Hands on it. Head on it. Lips on it. Arms and legs around it. Climbing. Lying. Mashing. Playing with toys on it. Noticing the shape, the texture, the patterns, colors, and yet unconcerned.

What does this belly signify for a child? The center of their being, perhaps. Once, their entire universe.

I wasn't in a battle. No war was fought. I brought life.

Tuesday

Why Do Fathers Tend to Abuse Their Children More Than Mothers?

Dear Reader,

How do you know this? Perhaps you've been following Dastardly Dads, Justice's Posterous, or looking at some of the stats in the articles on this site.

Well, in trying to view men and women as equals, I would think that fathers tend to abuse their children more because they haven't developed the skill set required for child-rearing because they have typically been out of the home, or downright NOT interested in the day-to-day affairs of children.

Researchers have noted that with the very high rate of father child abuse, it is a very high concern with more fathers getting custody and assuming primary caretaking roles . You'd think an organization like Fathers and Families would address this, but they are not. In fact, all major organizations, like Social Services, Child Protective Services, etc, should be addressing this, lest more and more children be killed.

Thanks for reading!



See Also: Dad with "temporary custody" confesses to beating 18-month-old son to death; he did it "because the baby wouldn't stop crying" (New Roads, Louisiana)

Dad gets custody this fall, then beats 16-month-old son to death (Germantown, Tennessee)

Monday

Canadian Blogger Attempts to Shift Focus from Father's Rights Hate Incitement

In a classic attempt to shift the focus, a Canadian father's rights blogger, Mike Murphy, "outs" a website called MISS because:
They use the information leeched from other blogs and web pages...to publish libelous material that has criminal overtones.
The MISS website utilizes information publicly posted on the internet to compile "biographies" about the most vocal players in the father's rights movement. Yet, instead of soliciting his audience to question the information that is presented, Mike Murphy uses personal attacks and distortion to rouse his followers:
The fringe lunatic group called anonymums are up to their old games again with a new hate site but they are now going beyond the bounds of their other dim bulb men's hate sites and into the realm of criminal hate and civil libel.
The oldest trick in the book is to call into question the mental status of a woman (since he can't use the "she's a slut" tactic). In this way she cannot be seen as valid opponent because the attention has been deflected from information that is indeed factual:
It is my belief the person doing this may be suffering from a serious personality disorder and it is of concern...This is, I believe, a female who belongs to a group on the lunatic fringe of mothers who have lost custody of their children and some of whom have serious personality disorders based on the hate sites against men they operate.
Has he attempted to verify or dispute the accuracy of the information?:
Please note one of the people this woman has slandered is an American Judge and I will forward my information to him in case he wishes to have the FBI investigate.
Upon a simple Google search, it becomes evident that none of this information is slander when it originates from documents not created by the website's authors.

Mike Murphy also attempts to silence the MISS site:
I have sent the following off to the Australian Federal Police, the ISP of the cyber stalker from Melbourne in OZ, shown below and will follow up with a legal letter to Wordpress the owners of the blogs.
This is not new. Mike Murphy does have a history of publishing what he believes to be his opponent's IP addresses and other sensitive information. Coincidentally, he has also done the similar things to his ex-wife--information which also can be found throughout the internet, courtesy of him. The only thing that has been found to be criminal, are the actual actions of Mike Murphy and the others listed on the MISS website.

If Mike Murphy is successful in his quest, we must wonder--if our own actions can constitute libel, if someone else puts it on display, then how will there ever be any transparency or consequences for unethical behaviors?

What kind of politics is this?



See Also: Press release: Global media monitoring project

Friday

Utilizing Studies on Degus May Impair Fathers' Brain Development

I'm sorry, but when I discovered that father's rights supporters were excited about a study utilizing Degus, I had to crack up. What a bunch of bull. WTF is a Degu?

The implications behind the research are that father-absence may cause neurological deficiencies. Sounds so exciting when you need to boost your self-esteem and prove your usefulness.

This Is Your Brain Without Dad

By Shirley S Wang

October 27th 2009

Conventional wisdom holds that two parents are better than one. Scientists are now finding that growing up without a father actually changes the way your brain develops.

German biologist Anna Katharina Braun and others are conducting research on animals that are typically raised by two parents, in the hopes of better understanding the impact on humans of being raised by a single parent. Dr. Braun's work focuses on degus, small rodents related to guinea pigs and chinchillas, because mother and father degus naturally raise their babies together.
Stop.

What does raising babies together mean/entail?

How long do they raise their babies together?
When deprived of their father, the degu pups exhibit both short- and long-term changes in nerve-cell growth in different regions of the brain...Their preliminary analysis indicates that fatherless degu pups exhibit more aggressive and impulsive behavior than pups raised by two parents.
Stop.

And what happened when degus were deprived of their mother?

What type of behavior qualified as more aggressive and impulsive?

Were these behaviors maladaptive?

In the long term, was this change beneficial, or harmful?
Dr. Braun and her colleagues found that in the two-parent families, the degu mothers and fathers cared for their pups in similar ways, including sleeping next to or crouching over them, licking and grooming them, and playing with them. The fathers even exhibited a "nursing-type" position.

When the mother was a single parent, the frequency of her interactions with her pups didn't change much, which means that those pups experienced significantly less touching and interaction than those with two parents.
In similar ways, but did they do so in similar quantity?

If the father was a single parent, could he perform those same activities?

If the father was absent, were there no other degus available to lick and groom the pups?
Dr. Braun's group found that at 21 days, the fatherless animals had less dense dendritic spines compared to animals raised by both parents, though they "caught up" by day 90. However, the length of some types of dendrites was significantly shorter in some parts of the brain, even in adulthood, in fatherless animals.
How did the dendritic spines catch up?

Was the length of the spines directly attributable to father-absence?
A preliminary analysis of the degus' behavior showed that fatherless animals seemed to have a lack of impulse control, Dr. Braun says. And, when they played with siblings, they engaged in more play-fighting or aggressive behavior.
Lack of impulse control as evidenced by what--more play-fighting and aggressive behavior with the siblings?

How is this not a compensation for less touch, period, versus it being specific to father-absence?
In a separate study in Dr. Braun's lab conducted by post-doctoral researcher Joerg Bock, degu pups were removed from their caregivers for one hour a day. Just this small amount of stress leads the pups to exhibit more hyperactive behaviors and less focused attention, compared to those who aren't separated, Dr. Braun says. They also exhibit changes in their brain.
Caregivers?

Are we to assume that the results would be the same if the mother was removed?
The basic wiring between the brain regions in the degus is the same as in humans, and the nerve cells are identical in their function. "So on that level we can assume that what happens in the animal's brain when it's raised in an impoverished environment ... should be very similar to what happens in our children's brain," Dr. Braun says.
On that level? What about other levels?

Key words: "impoverished environment."

"The minute you get into stuff with extensive social and environmental components, the social differences between humans and animals are massive," says Simon Chapple, a senior economist in the social policy division of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the 30-country grouping of the world's largest economies.

It remains an "open verdict" whether single parenthood causes these bad outcomes, or is merely associated with them, says Dr. Chapple.
Booyah!
Dr. Braun's goal for future research is to figure out whether degu pups' brains can be rewired by introducing a substitute caregiver, such as a grandmother, or whether other social and emotional enrichment can help "repair" the fatherless pups, she says. Human children may be sent to day care, for instance, which can help them form stable friendships with their peers and other adults.
Question and answer completed. Human children. Human. Not Degus.

Want to know what I found out about Degus?

When they are horny, the boys get all crazy with eachother:
During the annual breeding season, male-male aggression temporarily increases.
They are really selfish, but they may like group sex:
Males exclude other males from their burrow and monopolize the females (usually 2 to 4) who live there.
They have something in common with R. Kelly:
Courting males often engage in mutual grooming with females, and frequently perform a courtship ritual which involves wagging of the tail and trembling of the body. The male then raises a hind leg and sprays urine onto the female.
They are hardcore believers in breastfeeding:
The female subsequently expends considerable energy in gestation and lactation.
Their babies even get different teats in their mouth (maybe learned from dad)...:
Related female degus may nurse each other's young.
...because they believe in shared parenting...:
Females participate in rearing on another's young.
...but they really need their mommies:
They have an elaborate vocal repertoire, and the young need to be able to hear their mother's calls if the emotional systems if their brains are to develop properly.
They may seem a little homosexual, or, parentally alienated, at first:
they generally live in same-sex social groups until they are about 9 months old and their first breeding season occurs.
But they do have admirable behaviors:
Degus nest communally...In the laboratory, the female remains close to the pups until two weeks after birth, and males have been observed to huddle with the young during this period without instances of infanticide. In the wild, male degus may spend as much time feeding and huddling with the young as females do.
And you really shouldn't use Degus to extrapolate findings to humans:
It has been reported that pups raised in isolation in the laboratory experience severe neural and behavioral abnormalities.


Get over yourselves!

Thursday

I Guess David Had Extra Time on His Hands After Jacking Off Today


David Nov 19, 2009 3:06:00 AM

I stumbled onto this site, and i see yet another extreme moronic point of view that all women are good, loyal, sweet spouses, and men are evil. Try spelling the word correctly it is not menz you tyrant. The real truth is that men and women probably share half the blame in the overall incidence of divorce. It was recently published by one of the women's magazines, that surveyed women that could remain anonymous that they actually have more extramarital affairs/partners once they start. I assume your answer to this is because the man was not satisfying her sexually :) You are really quite pathetic. Humans are imperfect whether male or female, cop a clue gurl, i mean girlie.


You read this ONE post, David, and decided that I espouse the view "that all women are good, loyal, sweet spouses, and men are evil"? WTF ever!

And I WISH I were a tyrant, then I would have power, wouldn't I?

This post was in response to your fellow men-folk repeatedly claiming, as their defense (defense of what?), that women initiate more divorce than men. It was just a simple explanation. The truth is, I don't really give a fuck who initiates it--only that it is available to those in need. That men and women share half the blame is irrelevant because it is unique to the individual circumstance. What was the cause of the divorce?

Contrary to popular belief, I don't believe that people are meant to marry once and live happily ever after. They can and some do.

Regarding women and extramarital affairs, some magazine published a survey? Ooooooooo. You know a lot of magazines have surveys in each publication? So what? A lot of women fake orgasm, too, because more than half of women do NOT achieve orgasm with men during intercourse.

Which brings me to your next crap, which you actually happen to be correct about. Men aren't pleasing women, which is obvious by the statement in the previous paragraph. Many women consider sex with their husband, a chore. Survey that!

If I'm so pathetic, what does that make you for commenting on this site? Thanks for visiting!

The Shared Care Debate in Australia: How to Misrepresent Everything

The Fathers for Equality Australia group is understandably upset about all the negative press shared parenting in Australia is getting, especially on account of writers like Caroline Overington and Adele Horin. Let's look at a few of their gripes:
Barbara Biggs, a toxic extremist who promotes the idea that men on the whole are sexual predators and inherently violent, and cannot be trusted in the care of their children.
Is this really true?..that Biggs has stated that most men are sexual predators that can't be trusted?

It is true, and not a stereotype, that most sexual predators are men, and that those men should not be trusted around any children.

Which brings me to this question: Of the men in prison, or that have been in prison, for sexual abuse or related charges, on the whole, are these men fathers, or not? If they are, what kind of access do they have to their biological children?
there is an overwhelming amount of credible research to debunk these stereotypes of men...
What stereotypes? That men are doing the family killings, that most sexual predators are men based on statistics.
For example, recent research from the WA Department of Child Protection (amongst others) has shown that up to 80% of all child abuse occurs in single mother households
There is so much more to this statement that has also been debunked. See When Men and Women Abuse Children and Do Mothers Commit More Abuse than Fathers and Mother vs. Father Child Abuse and, go check out Dastardly Dads.
...research from the Australian Institute of Criminology (amongst others) has shown that family violence is instigated equally by both men and women
Instigated? Instigated? I think we need to visit Intimate and Domestic Violence Homicides in the News.
a report from Childline in the UK has reported the skyrocketing of allegations by children against women for sexual abuse
I haven't come across this one. What children? Their own children? What age? Specifics, please.
an article in the Wall Street Journal has reported on a German study highlighting the neurological damage caused to children who are raised without the ongoing presence of a father.
I hope they aren't referring to the story about the Degus. And you've got to be kidding me, neurological damage?!!! What about grandparent families? Gay families? Was the study controlled for income, race...???
Further articles have highlighted the recent national poll in Canada showing 80% support for the replacement of their sole-custody family law model with shared care family laws...
Who participated in this "national poll"?

The real problem with this is the lack of definition of "shared care." This is purposeful, even in their article title. Everyone believes in shared care, yes, even Canadians--care that should be shared between, or among people who are responsible for the children. This has nothing to do with joint custody, 50/50 splits or any other nonsense that involves ripping a child from home-to-home to appease the needs of the parents.
When one was to view all the research in this area on the whole, the conclusion is unmistakable. That there is a foundation of research and broad recognition within the community that sole custody laws are bad for children, and that shared care on the whole is in the best interests of children.
They got one thing right, the conclusion is unmistakable: There is no one-size fits all approach to children. But many children will continue to be harmed by those that misrepresent data to fit their own interests.

Wednesday

Downloading Child Porn, but Where Are the Children?

Florida and Canada seem to be havens for child pornography (and coincidentally havens for parental alienation syndrome theorists). In the past year there have been two major child porn busts in both places. In Florida, it was called "Operation Orangetree." But it didn't stop there. There have been several stings thereafter.

Lots of agencies, like NCMEC, get this huge recognition for "catching" these downloading pervs...but...I'm still not understanding something...

Let's look at this recent catch:

James Trude
was busted with porn that included images of toddlers. His address was posted online as well as his prior history (coincidentally, he was arrested for domestic violence a long time ago).

If you look down the rest of the page linked, you will see there are several others, click on those stories, you will see even more others. Some of the pervs were teachers, church persons, firefighters...

What I'm not understanding is, as high tech as NCMEC claims to be, with all that grant money (millions) they receive, why the hell are we catching these fucking low-life penney-annie local pervs? WHERE THE FUCK ARE THE BIG WHIGS THAT HAVE ACCESS TO THE CHILDREN WHO ARE IN THESE VIDEOS? You know, THE ONES THAT ARE ACTUALLY DOING THE PRODUCING?

How many children in these pornography videos has NCMEC et al "recovered" and returned to their parent(s)?

Tuesday

If You Want Protection from Domestic Violence in Brevard County Florida, Seek Elsewhere

Dad arrested after standoff in Palm Bay

BY J.D. GALLOP • FLORIDA TODAY • November 17, 2009


A 39-year-old man is in custody this morning after police said he held his estranged wife and children hostage in their Palm Bay home overnight.

The unidentified man surrendered to Palm Bay SWAT team members at about 6 a.m. and was taken to the Palm Bay Community Hospital after appearing under the influence of an unknown substance, said Yvonne Martinez, spokeswoman for the Palm Bay Police Department.

The woman and the children, a 14-year-old boy and an 11-year-old girl, managed to escape the home during the overnight hours, police said.

The standoff began just after 11:30 p.m. Monday after the man stormed his estranged wife’s home in the 1200 block of Heitzman Street and held her briefly at gunpoint, officials said.

“We got a 9-1-1 call from the woman’s boyfriend said that she was being held against her will and that there were two children inside the home,” Martinez said.

“Apparently the husband didn’t know that his wife had a boyfriend. He just learned she had a boyfriend.”

The woman ran out of the home after Palm Bay police arrived before midnight. A short time later, SWAT members, along with a hostage negotiator, arrived on the residential street and made contact with the man through a cell phone and text messaging. The neighborhood was not evacuated.

About 4 a.m., the woman’s children ran out of the front door. Inside the home, the husband reportedly had fallen asleep after bouts of nausea, officials said. The husband eventually surrendered to officers about 6 a.m. The man was placed in an ambulance with a police officer and taken to the hospital.

Police also say that the man had been arrested on domestic charges involving his wife before but that the case was not prosecuted.

An investigation is ongoing and charges are pending, police said.

Contact Gallop at 409-1422 or [email protected]
_____


Okay, so the wife is "estranged" meaning they are not acting as "real" husband and wife but they still have the legal title. So, I suppose it is okay for the wife to have a boyfriend, but only if the husband approves.

The 39 year old man is under the influence of an "unknown" substance. Could it be his substance of choice?


05-2001-MM-034320- AXXX-XX MISDEMEANOR ORIGINAL DISP 08/19/2001 STATE VS LYNCH CHRISTOPHER B DEFENDANT (1) 06/30/1982
Cnt Record No. Charge Dt Statute Charge Disp Dt Final Disp Citation No.
1 1 08/18/2001
DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE

20016502BBJ
2 1 08/18/2001 893.147.1-A EXP POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA 10/29/2001 ADJUDICATION WITHHELD
3 1 08/18/2001 322.051.6.A UNLAWFUL POSSESSION DISPLAY USE OF ID CARD 10/29/2001 ADJUDICATION WITHHELD
4 1 08/18/2001
EXP USE OR POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA


5 1 08/18/2001 316.089 FAIL USE DESIG LANE SINGLE LANE 10/29/2001 DISMISSED 20016501BBJ


Cnt Record No. Charge Dt Statute Charge Disp Dt Final Disp Citation No.
1 1 10/23/2004 316.193.1 DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE 07/26/2005 GUILTY 2004533194W
2 1 10/23/2004
POSSESSION OF LESS THAN 20 GRAMS OF CANNABIS


3 1 10/23/2004
RESISTING ARREST WITHOUT VIOLENCE


4 1 10/23/2004 316.089 FAIL USE DESIG LANE SINGLE LANE 07/26/2005 DISMISSED 20049795DIH









Previously, the man has a been arrested on domestic charges against this same woman. That's as far as it got though, since he wasn't prosecuted.


05-2009-DR-041821- XXXX-XX DOMESTIC VIOLENCE W/CHILDREN REOPEN DISP 07/13/2009 T LYNCH VS CHRISTOPHER LYNCH RESPONDENT (1) 07/09/1970

05-2009-CF-043253- AXXX-XX OTHER CRIMES AGAINST PERSON ORIGINAL DISP 07/13/2009 STATE VS LYNCH CHRISTOPHER A DEFENDANT (1) 07/09/1970


What "other crimes"?


Civil Complaint Information
05-2009-DR-041821- XXXX-XX - T LYNCH VS CHRISTOPHER LYNCH
Case Status: 4 - REOPEN DISP
Complaint Date Event Seq Cause of Action Disp Date Disp Description
07/13/2009 2800 1 DOMESTIC VIOLENCE W/CHILDREN 07/22/2009 DISPOSED BY JUDGE
08/26/2009 2802 1 REOPEN: DISSOLVE INJUNCTION 08/28/2009 CIV/FAM-ALL REOPEN EVNT CLOSED


05-2009-CF-043253- AXXX-XX - STATE VS LYNCH CHRISTOPHER A
Initial Charge Information
Arst No. Cnt Offense Dt Statute Number Charge Class Degree
1 1 07/12/2009 784.021.1A-C AGGRAVATED ASSAULT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE FELONY THIRD DEGREE
1 2 07/12/2009 784.03-C BATTERY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE MISDEMEANOR FIRST DEGREE


Prosecutor Charge Information

Cnt Pros Filing Dt Statute Number Charge Class Degree Pros Action Pros Act Dt
1
784.021.1A-C AGGRAVATED ASSAULT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE FELONY THIRD DEGREE DROPPED ABANDONED 09/08/2009
2
784.03-C BATTERY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE MISDEMEANOR FIRST DEGREE DROPPED ABANDONED 09/08/2009


Court/Final Charge Information

Cnt Record No. Charge Dt Statute Charge Class Degree Disp Dt Final Disp Citation No.
1 1 07/12/2009
AGGRAVATED ASSAULT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE FELONY THIRD DEGREE


2 1 07/12/2009
BATTERY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE MISDEMEANOR FIRST DEGREE



Civil Complaint Information
05-2002-DR-019371- XXXX-XX - T LYNCH VS C LYNCH
Case Status: 2 - ORIGINAL DISP
Complaint Date Event Seq Cause of Action Disp Date Disp Description
04/26/2002 2800 1 DOMESTIC VIOLENCE W/CHILDREN 05/08/2002 DISMISSED AFTER HEARING


So what investigation is "ongoing," and what charges are "pending," again?

Let's run by the history, once more:



T LYNCH VS C LYNCH

Case Number: 05-2002-DR-019371- XXXX-XX Case Type: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE W/CHILDREN
Filing Date: 04/26/2002 Case Judge: T. MITCHELL BARLOW
Case Status: ORIGINAL DISP Case Status Date: 05/08/2002
Check Out Date: 12/19/2007 Charging Agency:
File Location: /CLERK/VIERA/ VIERA RECORD CENTER/VIERA OVERFLOW FILES/ Jurisdiction Area: SOUTH

Case Alerts

None

Party Type No. Party Name Status Ptcpt Id D.O.C. Nbr
PETITIONER 1 LYNCH TONYA
2063389
RESPONDENT 1 LYNCH CHRISTOPHER
2111704
Civil Complaint Information

05-2002-DR-019371- XXXX-XX - T LYNCH VS C LYNCH
Case Status: 2 - ORIGINAL DISP

Complaint Date Event Seq Cause of Action Disp Date Disp Description
04/26/2002 2800 1 DOMESTIC VIOLENCE W/CHILDREN 05/08/2002

DISMISSED AFTER HEARING

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T LYNCH VS CHRISTOPHER LYNCH

Case Number: 05-2009-DR-041821- XXXX-XX Case Type: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE W/CHILDREN
Filing Date: 07/13/2009 Case Judge: JOHN D. MOXLEY, JR.
Case Status: REOPEN DISP Case Status Date: 08/28/2009
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File Location: /CLERK/TITUSVILLE/ NEW ARCHIVES/DR 2009/ Jurisdiction Area: CENTRAL

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Party Type No. Party Name Status Ptcpt Id D.O.C. Nbr
PETITIONER 1 LYNCH TONYA A 2063389
RESPONDENT 1 LYNCH CHRISTOPHER A S 2142704

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05-2009-DR-041821- XXXX-XX - T LYNCH VS CHRISTOPHER LYNCH
Case Status: 4 - REOPEN DISP
Complaint Date Event Seq Cause of Action Disp Date Disp Description
07/13/2009 2800 1 DOMESTIC VIOLENCE W/CHILDREN 07/22/2009 DISPOSED BY JUDGE
08/26/2009 2802 1 REOPEN: DISSOLVE INJUNCTION 08/28/2009 CIV/FAM-ALL REOPEN EVNT CLOSED
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STATE VS LYNCH CHRISTOPHER A

Case Number: 05-2009-CF-043253- AXXX-XX Case Type: OTHER CRIMES AGAINST PERSON
Filing Date: 07/13/2009 Case Judge: JAMES H EARP
Case Status: ORIGINAL DISP Case Status Date: 09/08/2009
Check Out Date: 07/16/2009 Charging Agency: PALM BAY POLICE DEPT
File Location: /CLERK/VIERA/ JUSTICE CENTER OFFICE CLERKS/JUSTICE CENTER FILE ROOM/ Jurisdiction Area: PALM BAY

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Party Type No. Party Name Status Ptcpt Id D.O.C. Nbr
DEFENDANT 1 LYNCH CHRISTOPHER A A 2142704
PLAINTIFF 1 STATE OF FLORIDA A 3684

Case Outcome
05-2009-CF-043253- AXXX-XX - STATE VS LYNCH CHRISTOPHER A
Initial Charge Information
Arst No. Cnt Offense Dt Statute Number Charge Class Degree
1 1 07/12/2009 784.021.1A-C AGGRAVATED ASSAULT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE FELONY THIRD DEGREE
1 2 07/12/2009 784.03-C BATTERY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE MISDEMEANOR FIRST DEGREE

Prosecutor Charge Information
Cnt Pros Filing Dt Statute Number Charge Class Degree Pros Action Pros Act Dt
1
784.021.1A-C AGGRAVATED ASSAULT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE FELONY THIRD DEGREE DROPPED ABANDONED 09/08/2009
2
784.03-C BATTERY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE MISDEMEANOR FIRST DEGREE DROPPED ABANDONED 09/08/2009
Court/Final Charge Information
Cnt Record No. Charge Dt Statute Charge Class Degree Disp Dt Final Disp Citation No.
1 1 07/12/2009
AGGRAVATED ASSAULT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE FELONY THIRD DEGREE


2 1 07/12/2009
BATTERY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE MISDEMEANOR FIRST DEGREE


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Case Number Case Type Case Status Filing Date Case Title Party Date of Birth D.O.C. Number

05-2002-DR-019371- XXXX-XX DOMESTIC VIOLENCE W/CHILDREN ORIGINAL DISP 04/26/2002 T LYNCH VS C LYNCH RESPONDENT (1) 07/09/1970

05-2002-DR-016826- XXXX-XX CHILD SUPPORT ORIGINAL DISP 08/15/2002 DOR VS CHRISTOPHER A LYNCH RESPONDENT (1) 07/09/1970

05-2003-DR-060956- XXXX-XX CHILD SUPPORT ORIGINAL DISP 04/10/2003 DOR VS C LYNCH RESPONDENT (1) 07/09/1970

05-2004-TR-029235- AXXX-XX TRAFFIC INFRACTION ORIGINAL DISP 04/12/2004 STATE VS LYNCH DEFENDANT (1) 07/09/1970
Cnt Record No. Charge Dt Statute Charge Disp Dt Final Disp Citation No.
1
03/19/2004 316.3045.1 OPER MOTOR VEHICLE WITH UNLAWFUL SOUND MAKING DEVI 06/04/2004 PAID FINE OR CIVIL PENALTY 20043011DAL

05-2005-TR-058591- AXXX-XX TRAFFIC INFRACTION ORIGINAL DISP 07/19/2005 STATE VS LYNCH DEFENDANT (1) 07/09/1970
Cnt Record No. Charge Dt Statute Charge Disp Dt Final Disp Citation No.
1
07/17/2005 320.07.3.A-A EXPIRED REGISTRATION 6 MONTHS OR LESS 08/18/2005 NOLO PLEA ON TRAFFIC CHARGE 20050558DZW
2
07/17/2005 322.15.1 DRIVERS LICENSE NOT CARRIED AND EXHIBITED 08/18/2005 DISMISSED 20050559DZW

05-2006-TR-059597- AXXX-XX TRAFFIC INFRACTION ORIGINAL DISP 07/14/2006 STATE VS LYNCH DEFENDANT (1) 07/09/1970
Cnt Record No. Charge Dt Statute Charge Disp Dt Final Disp Citation No.
1
07/10/2006
SPEED POSTED MUNICIPALITY SPEEDING 6 TO 9 MPH 08/10/2006 ADJUDICATION WITHHELD BY CLERK 20069681DJS

05-2006-TR-094221- AXXX-XX TRAFFIC INFRACTION ORIGINAL DISP 11/21/2006 STATE VS LYNCH DEFENDANT (1) 07/09/1970
Cnt Record No. Charge Dt Statute Charge Disp Dt Final Disp Citation No.
1
11/18/2006
SAFETY BELT VIOLATION OPERATOR 12/15/2006 PAID FINE OR CIVIL PENALTY 20062482EXP
2
11/18/2006
FAILURE TO CHANGE ADDRESS OR NAME 12/15/2006 PAID FINE OR CIVIL PENALTY 20062483EXP

05-2007-CC-024866- XXXX-XX COUNTY CIVIL ORIGINAL DISP 01/24/2007 MIDLAND FUNDING VS TONYA LYNCH DEFENDANT (2) 07/09/1970

05-2009-DR-041821- XXXX-XX DOMESTIC VIOLENCE W/CHILDREN REOPEN DISP 07/13/2009 T LYNCH VS CHRISTOPHER LYNCH RESPONDENT (1) 07/09/1970

05-2009-CF-043253- AXXX-XX OTHER CRIMES AGAINST PERSON ORIGINAL DISP 07/13/2009 STATE VS LYNCH CHRISTOPHER A DEFENDANT (1) 07/09/1970
Cnt Record No. Charge Dt Statute Charge Disp Dt Final Disp Citation No.
1 1 07/12/2009
AGGRAVATED ASSAULT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE


2 1 07/12/2009
BATTERY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE



I'd like to give a shot out to (poor choice of words, sorry) the following judges in the Brevard County court system:


T. MITCHELL BARLOW

and

JOHN D. MOXLEY, JR.




And who is the man who is creating the multidisciplinary team to figure out why Florida's domestic violence homicide has doubled?

It isn't brain surgery. It doesn't require team collaboration. Just ask the victims, before they are dead.

Remember Yolanda Garvin-Williams?

Yolanda Garvin-Williams was gunned down in the parking lot of Parrish Medical Center...a mother of four, was a nursing assistant at the hospital. Her father said the police share the blame for his daughter's death...

...filed a protective order against her estranged husband, Jeremiah Williams, in May, but said her husband threatened she wouldn't live to make it to court...

The protective order was dismissed when Garvin-Williams did not appear at a court hearing. This was not the first domestic violence complaint filed by Garvin-Williams against Williams during their nine-year marriage, but each time, court records show, Garvin-Williams failed to follow through with the complaint...

Titusville police were called to Garvin-Williams' home last week after Williams allegedly beat her, but Williams was gone when police arrived. Police said they couldn't find him and could not obtain a warrant for his arrest because the charges would not justify one...

Garvin-Williams left her husband a month ago, but Titusville police said Williams followed through on his promise that his wife would not live to make it to court. Garvin-Williams' family said Williams continued to harass her and they wonder if she would be alive today if police had arrested him last week...