For decades the leadership in California's court system has labeled people critical of the courts as " disgruntled", or unhappy with their legal outcomes. Turns out those disgruntled parents were right, the system was corrupt.
After years of focusing on the He Said. She Said aspect of divorce cases, public attention is now turning to what individual judges, CPS workers and private divorce lawyers are doing to families in the name of the law.
Supervised Visitation Scam & Scandal
Most disturbing is a finding that several judges appear to be investing in Supervised Visitation Centers, and Reunification Camps, and then funding those business with referrals from court orders by judges and lawyers who have a financial interest in those businesses.
Whistleblowers employed with private divorce lawyers have been leaking information for months. This information includes attorney letters, secret recordings, and fraudulent billings that reveal trust account violations and investments in these centers.
In a divorce case it is becoming more common that parents, with no criminal history, are bring ordered to see their children only under supervision. This supervision can cost $50-150 per hour, making it cost prohibitive for most parents and putting a price tag on a fundamental right.
Parents are not Backing Down
From protesting in Silicon Valley in the 1990s to recalling judges in multiple counties, these parents are mad and using social media, recalls and complaints to the CJP that is now being audited by the State Auditor based on parent reform groups.
Reform groups that used to be divided , are now joining forces . Protective Moms, father's Rights and concerned grandparents are turning their attention to state bar and judge complaints. Newsletters and social media continues to provide for the main source of communication, as mainstream media remains reluctant to take on the courts.
For 30 years family courts have operated more like playgrounds, where the popular kids prevail and the bullies get their way. But with domestic violence claims soaring, and an unprecedented number of parents being put on supervised visitation, the injustice in the state's family courts may have reached a tipping point.
In Contra Costa County taxpayers are about to foot the bill for the next round of judge recalls. The recall effort has already established an underground social media news network to stay informed and connected. Judges Fannin,
After successfully recalling Judge Persky in June of this year. Santa Clara County divorce lawyers are the subject of a new antitrust complaint. That complaint reveals how Jeff Rosen, the District Attorney, has prosecuted mothers for taking $1 from a frozen bank account, as Rosen drove the get away car for favored divorce lawyers who stole millions of dollars from families through fraudulent transactions connected with attorney trust accounts.
In Solano County the DA continues to prosecute perjury in family court cases and in San Diego County, court reformers continue to rallying to remove judges for public corruption.
Dr. Ford v. Judge Kavanaugh
The recent hearings in Judge Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings brought the media to understand that it is not if women are believed, or if Judge's should have immunity from their personal conduct, it is more about what are we going to do about it when these same issues reach our family court judges.
Political upheaval that reached the Supreme Court in recent months, just may be the best thing going for court reform advocates.
Judge Lawsuits Continue to Cost Taxpayers Millions
Santa Clara County continues to lead the way in lawsuits filed against judges and divorce lawyers. Judge Patricia Lucas, and Judge James Towery rank top in costs to taxpayers. Many of these taxpayers have tired of paying the costs for bad judges.
While many of these lawsuits will eventually be tossed out of court, the impact on social media and in the public domain will likely haunt judges long after they leave public life.
James Towery is also the subject of a criminal complaint, along with private divorce lawyers Lynne Yates Carter, Margret Patrick, James Mc Manis, Donelle Morgan, Hector Moreno, Bradford Baugh, Valerie Houghton and Leah Amini. Towery and his cronies could face indictment by a federal grand jury for violating the civil rights of litigants, and for acting with a corrupt motive to misuse his power as a judge for personal gain and profit. James Towery's wife, Kayrn Sinunu Towery, is also reportedly being eyed for her alleged criminal activity. Ironic given her connections to Santa Clara University's Innocence Project.