John Murtari- Family Rights Movie, NYC & London / Meeting with Senators
Good People & People of Faith,
A lot of activity in the past week (full details below).
Looking forward to meeting the staff's of Senators Schumer &
Gillibrand this Thursday. We have parents coming from as far as Toronto
to attend and discuss fundamental human rights. We should always remind
ourselves that Courts & Governments do not create basic rights -- They 'recognize & protect' what already exists.
Many of you were familiar with the documentary, "Support?
System Down." The Producers have invested more in the film. It's been
completely recut & retitled. "Romeo Missed a Payment" is premiering
this week in New York City & London. I'll be at the New York
showing Saturday (Dec 14) and hope to meet some of you there. I
highly recommend the film for those who have friends & relatives who
don't understand what you went through. It helps people realize how
dysfunctional the system is.
Movie Premiers in NYC & London
"Director and father, Angelo Lobo, exposes the wide-ranging devastation of the American divorce industry. Romeo Misses a Payment
documents the complicated world of divorce and child custody through
dozen of interviews with parents, attorneys, judge, and law officers on
all sides of the issue." See the trailer!
Showing at the AMC Magic Johnson Harlem 9 Theatre, New York City (Upper west side, about 10 blocks from Central Park) - Dec 13-19
Two showings daily, 11:20 AM & 12:30 PM. Both the Producer, Angelo Lobo, and John Murtari, interviewed
from jail for the documentary, will be present on Saturday, Dec 14th --
Hope to see you there!
From: F. Christensen <fchriste at ualberta.ca>
I support the basic idea behind the petition, but could not support its
present wording--there are too many ways to seriously harm and even kill
children without malintent, and I find the phrase 'intentional threat'
dangerously ambiguous (a person may intentionally perform an action
without realizing that it threatens the safety or life of the child).
"Child Protective Services" has far too much power and discretion to
abuse it, but the case must be made with exceptional care.
All best wishes,
----------------- REPLY: I recall an actual incident in a small town where I lived. A
parent took their two teenage kids water skiing -- he did not have them
wearing life vests (state law). He was moving his boat to pick up his
daughter from the water after a run was completed. The hull hit her
head, knocked her unconscious, and she drown. Now what?
In this specific case, "they investigated", nothing happened (he was
well a well known lawyer in the community) -- but what should have
happened? What do you think? My thoughts:
He broke the law, if there is jail time or a fine for him, it should be
enforced. I imagine he could be tried & jailed for 'involuntary
manslaughter'. But there was no 'malintent' - no disruption to the
relationship with the other child....
One important point, this standard applies only to both parents -- not other people who interact with children. Your thoughts?
I guess I should have made my point more explicit. Alas, there are huge
numbers of parents who, through no fault of their own (congenital
defect, brain injury or similar trauma, etc.) lack the intelligence or
emotional ability (there is a long list of personality disorders, as
well as cognitive disorders like schizophrenia) to look after
themselves, let alone look after a helpless child. Your intent is good,
but I swear your wording needs to be changed to take account of the
complexities of life.
Meeting with staff of US Senators Schumer & Gillibrand
Just a reminder, this is scheduled for Thursday, Dec 12th, in Syracuse,
NY -- at their offices in the Federal Building. We plan on meeting in
the building cafeteria at app 11:30 AM. Our first appointment is at 1
PM. An earlier message with details can be found here. We can still use a few more moms & dads to attend, Contact me if interested: jmurtari@AKidsRight.Org
Visiting Schumer - Members of Parental Alienation
Awareness Organization (PAAwareness.Org)
our visit to the offices of our Members of Congress, we'll be joined by
a few members of PAAO. "Alienation" is one of the worst results of our
current Family Law culture. Below is from Robert Samery, feel free to
contact him for more info on the group.
Parental Alienation Organization (PAAO) was formed in 2006 by Sarvy Emo,
a parent of 2 with a fully functional equal parenting plan. She became
very concerned with what she saw happening to her boyfriends children
through what she came to know as parental alienation. As a result she
formed PAAO with the mandate to bring awareness of what at the time was a
little known and not well understood form of emotional harm inflicted
on children caught in high conflict parenting situations.
Through her dedicated determination to eradicate parental alienation,
PAAO has educated hundreds of thousands of children, parents, mental
health and family law professionals about the behaviours, results and
remedies of this form of emotional harm to children. PAAO produces
webinars, seminar, and workshops, appears at professional conferences
and is the source of Parental Alienation Awareness Day, and the Bubbles
of Love campaign both commemorated each year on April 25.
Robert came to be involved with PAAO through his first hand experiences
with alienating behaviours. His 3 children’s relationship with him was
seriously harmed and severed. His perspective on shared equal parenting
is that such a presumption would be a critical step to avoiding the
conflict that a single party could impose in the battle to gain sole
custody and access. When fueled by the potential of “winning it all” or
“losing it all” in the context of sole custody, an emotionally unstable
or at times normal range parent will see an attack to their character
through the loss or potential loss of their ability to parent and become
highly combative. In extreme cases kidnapping or killing the prize
plays is the out in order to avoid seeing themselves as being the
Equal shared parenting is a major presumptive in the battle against
parental alienation along with therapy and general education.