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Another District Attorney is aiding and abetting Family Court in tormenting a mother who who has inadvertently challenged male authority in the family by trying to protect her children from the almighty father.
New York Mom Lizzie was charged with violating a bogus Restraining Order when she saw her children at the beach on the 4th of July and told them she loved them. She has been sitting in jail in solitary confinement without bail for nearly 2 weeks. This goes against the law and practice.
The New York bail reform law says that when someone is arrested, they must be released on their own recognizance unless it is a serious felony, in which case bail may be set. Lizzie was only charged with a misdemeanor, a non-serious, non-violent offense. She should have been immediately released and given an “appearance ticket”.
Really, she should never have been charged in the first place, since it was a Family Court restraining order she allegedly violated, a bogus one at that. But DA’s are often only too happy to stick it to the mother for the Family Court judge. They appear to relish in torturing mothers, just as the judges do.
D.A.’S v. MOMS
Although D.A.’s are only peripherally involved in Custody Crisis cases, they have a tremendous amount of power to help judges punish, silence and disempower mothers who report abuse by fathers. This maltreatment of mothers by District Attorneys is so pervasive, it is being given a label: DA’s v. Moms.
There have been a slew of DA v. Mom cases that have come to light recently. Elizabeth is still sitting in jail in San Diego and another mother, Leila, is facing 4 years in prison. In other counties around the country, Kristina, Sarah Marie, Lacie, and Rosario have also been wrongly charged and face long prison sentences.
But women also have power over DA’s—the power to give them a bad reputation and vote them out. Women must act on that power.
The Women’s Coalition will be doing a protest in San Diego on Thursday to expose how the San Diego and other DA’s are wrongly charging and jailing mothers. [See below for details.]
Two years ago, Lizzie says she discovered her ex had been molested as a child, had a “lifelong history of pedophilia” and was molesting their son. She says he was a domestic violence perpetrator as well.
In texts, her ex admits to having been “indoctrinated into pedophilia” She confronted him about it and asked him to leave their home and go to a hotel while she thought about what she should do about it.
He acknowledges his pedophilia, acknowledges that it would be wrong for him to stay with children, agrees to stay away and allows me to help him by getting him a hotel.
An investigation into the matter was initiated.
But the next week, true to abuser form, her ex filed ex parte for an emergency restraining order [RO] against her claiming she was sending him too many emails.
Judge Arlene Katz granted the RO and Lizzie was kicked out of her home with no contact with her children. In the ensuing months, she tried to get the RO dismissed, including filing a petition for writ of mandamus—to no avail.
Six months later, Judge Nancy Quinn-Koba granted another RO ex parte against her—again, no evidentiary hearing. Lizzie filed a petition for review in the NY Supreme Court regarding the wrongful deprivation of custody at ex parte hearings. It was dismissed.
COMMITTED TO A PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL
A few months later, Judge Howard Code committed her to a psychiatric facility, where they forced her to take strong anti-psychotic medications. This is consistent with the age-old patriarchal tradition of calling women crazy when they dare speak out and infringe on male entitlement.
Lizzie was released from the hospital a few weeks later.
Not long after that, Lizzie was arrested for violating the Restraining Order by posting pictures of her kids online. But the RO had expired and was not in effect at the time. That did not matter. Judge Stuart Halper simply issued another restraining order against her.
For a year, [my ex] has kidnapped, tortured, brainwashed and alienated our three innocent children. There is clear evidence consistent he is drugging our children and that would account for the children’s new, sudden lapses in memory, hypnotic responses, & odd compliance with their abuser’s draconian wishes.
Destroying Lizzie emotionally by taking her children was not enough. Judge Janet Malone was brought in to destroy her financially. Judge Malone declared Lizzie incompetent at an ex parte and assigned a “guardian” to control her finances and other matters, just like in Brittney Spears’ case. The guardian seized all her assets.
[The guardian] seized all my assets, withdrew my cases against my husband and his agents in federal court and requested one be amended to be ‘dismissed with prejudice’…He found one private account with money used to feed myself seized and closed it without notice. I am forced to depend on the kindness of others for food and housing.
Lizzie was made homeless by Family Court, just like so many other mothers who have stood up for themselves and their children.
Lizzie has not been able to visit with her children for over 2 years.
I will never stop fighting for my children. They can abuse me all they want, I will never quit and they can not change my soul, make me give up hope, or isolate me from the good.
I WILL NOT STOP SPEAKING THE TRUTH.
CONTACT D.A. ROCAH
If you want to help Lizzie, you can contact DA Mimi Roca. She is new and may well be open to hearing that Lizzie was wrongly charged or at least that she is being wrongly held in jail without bail.
CALL: (914) 995-3586 [voicemail available: via Anna Young, comm director]
Say what you want or use this script:
D.A. Rocah, I am with The Women’s Coalition and we are requesting you dismiss the unjust charge against Lizzie and release her from jail immediately. She is a victim of Family Court discrimination which has caused her to lose her children. Thank you.
SAN DIEGO PROTEST THURSDAY
A protest is planned in San Diego for Thursday, July 21, 11am to 2pm for Elizabeth and Leila [upcoming article] and the issue of DA’s v. Moms everywhere.
If you are interested in joining, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. [subject: protest].
It may be recorded or livestreamed so mothers everywhere can take part. Updates will be in the comment section of this column and on the Facebook post.
UNITE TO FIGHT
A new private Facebook group just for mothers who understand the Custody Crisis is caused by systemic male entitlement/discrimination against women and want to engage in activism to fight it as a political issue.
If you’d like to join please watch this video and and submit a request.
SEXUAL ABUSE IN FAMILY COURT SURVEY
The Women’s Coalition is documenting custody cases that involve sexual abuse to support our contention that judges are deliberately disregarding evidence and enabling fathers. If you reported sexual abuse of your child in Family Court, please take a minute to fill out this form. You may do this anonymously.
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These judges, DA's and associated others ARE public servants. Stop being so polite to them. TELL them, in no uncertain terms what they must do and what repercussions they will face for dereliction of duty and refusal to fulfill the requirements of their post. Any other employee would be summarily dismissed if they do not adhere to the requirements of their post and role. These public servants are no different, although they want you to believe they are. You NEED to clarify that and remind them of their reason for being in that employed role in the first place!
This story moved me to tears. Lizzie, this entire system of silencing and punishing mothers in favor of fathers who are CLEARLY in the wrong MUST END. Let me rephrase that: It WILL END. That's what this coalition stands for. We are all here to fight for one another. Where are you now?