On August 10, 2016 California Assemblywoman Catharine Baker finally did what no state politician has been able to do in 50 years, she brought the state legislature together, listened to outraged parents and family court litigants and demanded a state audit of California's Commission of Judicial Performance , which promises to finally shed light on California's out of control judges.
For the last two decades family courts have spiraled into a state of dysfunctional justice. Parents have lost children, for no reason, and probate and divorce judges (who likely never took a college math course) divide property in a manner that is nonsensical.
Many, many complaints have been lodged with politicians and California's legal watchdogs , such as the State Bar and California's Commission on Judicial performance, the state funded agency designed to keep judges in line. Less then 2% of complaints are ever investigated and as a result lawyers and judges have run rampant with misconduct, cloaked in judicial immunity and litigation privilege.
This audit is the promise of holding judges accountable for misconduct, judicial retaliation and bias.
Parents and litigants have been screaming about incompetent and unfair judges for decades, where nobody in state office seemed to have been listening.
Millions of families were negatively impacted as a result.
But these parents and litigants evolved. They organized. They used the internet. They attended meetings. They wrote letters. They started petitions. They found good lawyers and reporters sympathetic to the great injustice and they spoke up until they were finally heard .
Mainstream media ignored the plight of these parents, picking up an occasional story , but ignoring the overall issues that left the state's legal system failing so many families and children.
On August 10, 2016 the effort of hundreds of parents, investigative reporters, pro bono attorneys and their supporters paid off.
California judges were not pleased. Evidence of judicial retaliation for those who spoke up is more than apparent and the elite association representing the judges has spent months trying to quash the audit.
Parents across the state are taking a moment to celebrate this victory. All want to thank;
We will not stop, until the legal system is restored and returned to the citizens of California. Judges have held it hostage for too long !
8/11/2016 06:35:20 am
"Get to work" doing what? Send renewed complaints to the Commission? To the Assemblyperson? What is an audit, exactly? Who will actually conduct the audit? How far back will this audit go?
8/11/2016 06:59:28 am
Good point..There a good chance this assembly person is a member of the Bar, and no Bar members have turned on anothet.
8/11/2016 07:42:30 am
I hope this is not about reforming the current people, Criminals cannot be reformed. Criminals will always be criminals. They must pay the price of each and every childs and parents sufferings. These people must be punished ! They need to go ! They knew exactly what they were doing. They are unacceptable !
8/11/2016 10:56:29 am
Now we have to sit, and wait yet again, and see how much they cover up and how much they really expose. Also once they expose it will they actually do anything about it? Will they do something to stop the corruption from happening in the future? These audit stories are just a smoke screen to calm people down and put them off. To make them think they are going to do something when they really aren't. I have seen this trick a lot over the last 20 years. Or they make news laws to make you feel like you are safe and then don't enforce them. I want to see some real action we have waited long enough pitching me crumbs and lies is not working for me anymore. My son has been dead for 18 years and they still won't tell me the names of the 2 pedophiles who are responsible are protected by the state what a shame my 5 year old child was not protected. He was taken illegally, and now he's dead because of it. So where is his justice, and where are my answers?
Leigh Anne Rooney
8/11/2016 10:59:50 am
I have turned in judges to the Judicial Review-who have witnessed perjury, falsified mortgage applications and stated they went to Santa Clara with the respondents party (attorney, witnesses).
8/13/2016 04:04:30 am
I still have my audit number from 2013 when it was announced family court cases were being audited going back four years. That was a bunch of bs considering nothing was done. I proved with solid evidence social worker Jean Ann Promnart lied on the stand (with evidence). Judge Jerilyn Borack ordered my lil girl Nalani Capri Sorrell come home. The day she was to be returned CPS supervisor Kristy Adams came in to court and lied. I don't know where my daughter is. I was retaliated against. I have every phone call recorded, text messages, emails, etc between social worker, social worker and attorney and even the former foster mom. There's no reason for them to have sold my child. The Clinton's are responsible for this nonsense. They should be in prison for treason and Abuse of American families. Abolish the safe families and adoption act of 97. I could go on but I'll leave it at this for now
8/18/2016 10:19:37 pm
I wrote to the ombudsman and what a joke. Let me share her response....
8/26/2016 05:57:21 pm
interesting that parents (read: mainly men) who abandon their child for life and refuse to pay timely or any court ordered/not enforced(a felony)child support, which is the greatest form of neglect, are never or rarely charged for it. only the custodial parent (read: mom's) can be charged with abandonment and neglect. big surprise. and believe me, strategic.
Miss My Daughter
9/7/2016 10:44:53 am
Andrea Combs - I could not agree with you more - The Children and Safe Families Act that Bill Clinton gave us is nothing more than a way to get foster children of the governments payroll by adopting them out a.s.a.p.! I'm unaware if this is part of the bill but a couple of other things the government will do for incentive is give the adopter a ten thousand dollar tax credit and if they are receiving Social Security Retirement Benefits they are able to collect up to half of what they already receive for adopting a child. The stepgrandmother that adopted my baby is 76 years old and retired. Considering the woman spent about three hundred thousand in attorney - I'm sure she feels entitled. Let us not forget this is all in my DAUGHTERS "best interests".
Miss My Daughter
8/26/2016 04:27:17 pm
I had no idea that so many others had lost their babies too. This whole ordeal (having your child taken away, TPR, abusive judges) is so isolating. I'm obviously still standing somewhat...I'm still drawn to investigating information on the judge and minor's counsel in my case.
8/26/2016 04:54:07 pm
Stay Strong. You have support here. You are NOT nothing. You have been tortured but you have a voice. We will never stop. Our job is to keep healing by activism. One day our children will know the truth I believe. Stay with your support group.
Miss My Daughter
8/26/2016 05:37:47 pm
Disgusted - I sincerely appreciate your comments/replies.
9/7/2016 10:10:06 am
Australia has the same problems you describe. We are getting organised too and calling for a Federal Judicial Commission to give a structure of accountability and a Royal Commission into how institutions of law respond to child sexual abuse disclosures. It wont give our children back the joy of childhood but it may save some , hopefull many.
9/27/2016 01:59:43 pm
In Kern County, Judges John Somers, Colette Humphrey (covered up for Woodward and lied to the CJP to keep Woodward), Michael Bush, John L. Fielder (covered up for Woodward and made asses out of the CJP and said Woodward is a "good judge" and received his "4th" admonishment on May 14, 2015), Cory Woodward (had sexual intercourse in his court chambers with his court clerk who Woodward, texted, sent "notes", and emailed during court hearings, transferred to Mojave while his clerk was fired) Susan M. Gill (practicesd "psychiatry without a license), Jose Benavides, H. Ronald Domnitz, John Oglesby (disqualified himself on July 31, 2013, on November 12, 2013, "undisqualified himself, continued and made rulings and orders until February 23, 2015 in his "personal capacity"), Commissioner James Compton "disqualified" himself on October 29, 2012,for conflict of interest "after" he made a ruling regarding my fee waivers on October 26, 2012, at a hearing the family supervisor, Marisol Alcantar made on her own, have colluded, conspired, committed criminal acts, with Ethan Martin, his attorney Nicholas P. Azemika, and Kimmy Briggs who each deceived and withheld Ethan Martin's case S-1501-FL-622814 filed on September 14, 2012, which Ethan Martin's requests were "denied" and a September 24, 2012, court hearing and court mediation was set, but, refused to provide me notice and refused to attend his own court hearing. On September 20, 2012, I filed S-151-FL-622897 which I was granted court orders on September 24, 2012. It wasn't until September 26, 2012, that I found my sons Ethan Martin and his family abducted and concealed from me. On September 27, 2012, Ethan Martin, Kimmy Briggs, and Nicholas P. Azemika filed and recorded false documents in the court (public agency) P.C. 115 under the penalty of perjury, P.C. 118, which are both felonies to knowingly and intentionally commit fraud upon the court to obtain illegal and fraudulent custody of my sons. On September 28, 2012, my sons were removed from my custody and I was ordered to "supervised visitations" that I could not afford, and to this date, not one judge or commissioner has informed me in writing or orally why my sons were given to our abuse who admitted on June 02, 2014, that he abused our sons along with another witness who also testified to Ethan Martin's abuse of our sons. The CJP has been fully aware of the material facts and material evidence, and yet, each and every judicial officer are still allowed to continue as "judges" with integrity!!! I just had Judge John Somers deny my court fee waiver-0001 I filed on September 16, 2016, for my appeals because I did not fill out page 2 which I am not required to do because I receive Government benefits and page 2 reads if 5a is checked on page 1, DO NOT fill out numbers 7 through 11. I have also emailed Senators and Assemblyperson requesting assistance in "Court Reform" and "Accountability", so far, not much has happened.
12/15/2017 10:53:08 am
Hello I've been going through the same issue sounds to much just like my case. However I was held for child abduction on my own son when I had previously taken all steps to keep my child. Benavides gave full sole full legal custody to man without first doing DNA, child support told me that no judge has ever done that . Benavides has been violating my rights doing rule of man instead of rule of law hearing a case that I was not served on nor did he allow me to even defend myself or submit a form given to me by the DA to clear me of any wrong doing. My son was only 4 months now he is 3 years old and I still don't have him and as well Benavides has not will not and can not tell me why . Benavides has given custody to the other party out of spite because I called him " Sir " I will not and am not compelled to call anyone anything I don't want most certainly will not call him your honor when he has no honor in him .
9/27/2016 09:38:34 pm
Paperbombed. Every room and table/countertop in my house. Even the walls, having run out of space. I made cork boards. The extreme lengths these freaks have gone is totally amazing/obscene. Tax payers should be up in arms! Done to me while my mother wasn't even dead yet, but because of this she wished she was, as they did it in my parents' name, exploiting the fact she had dementia. Also I'm disabled by the vestibular neuropathy (was gassed by brothers connected w/these court criminals.), peripheral neuropathy and very poor eyesight, speaking of exploitation of the vulnerable. My mother was a civil servant in the same county 32 years, my father a heavily decorated navy pilot and commander stationed at Treasure Island when I was growing up in Danville California, what is one of the most corrupt cities in California and one of the wealthiest Republican strongholds, 'tho not at all that way when I was growing up and my father put in the first stop sign. In contrast, this court-anointed GAL, lying A.H., x Concord, Ca. mayor, x Walnut Creek cop(where my corrupt, embezzling bro and wife work, same city the judge worked and was protected by W.C. cops of course.)was holed up in the county offices, laying in wait like the jackal he is, for the office next door to him to disperse death benefits, with too many conflicts of interest to list, such as above, and he was once Contra(ban) Costa(a lot to die here) Bar president, now Probate attorney darling in Department 14, Martinez, California. Ronald K Mullin(pos) who has just been PROMOTED(!) at the courthouse as head of Mediation Services(?!) after shutting me out all mediation and accounting to pay for his next European Vacation that he bragged about in Dept 14 hallways before court, with his cronies even 'tho people's loved ones are recently DEAD or going to be. Every website where I list him as corrupt has scrubbed my review... robingroom.com gavelbangers.com run by these corrupt lawyers to annihilate their competition while protecting themselves from online public scrutiny. AVVO the same. His bread and butter is creating conflict, not mediating towards a just result. Divide and conquer war crimes, and we're paying his wages in more ways than one. My parents' hard earned money and assets. He taunted, "we are not here to argue about teacups", 'tho no one mentioned tea cups but him(works w/Hospice "thrift shop" antigue corner?), but I later found the teacups missing, "referee"(read: accountant judge said he had "an affinity for, I have several in my family" then put a lien on my name so I could not take this Fiasco out of his Courthouse and he could keep running up the tab from my stolen cash benefits), denying any culpability, when a referee was appointed immediately following the first phoney petition filed to conserve my mother so they could pilfer my benefits and financial future, premeditated assessing how much you have that they can rip off. He did all this serving at the pleaure of judge John H Sugiyama, the devil incarnate. This is precisely what makes Family Court victims kill themselves. Their goal, our death. It's called, Greylording and the entire government is in on it.
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