| || |
Lilia Luciano of ABC 10 in Sacramento is the first mainstream media reporter to dive into problems in California's divorce and custody matters, exposing the problems in family court and with CPS workers and court appointed experts.
Perhaps the greatest loss of trust in our legal system is bubbling in family court issues, where courtrooms have become modern day popularity contests overseen by incompetent and overworked judges. False claims of abuse, the lack of judges following the law and abusive parents who conceal abuse with high paid divorce lawyers and experts are the problem.
In CPS cases people without money or education often find their children susceptible to federal funding that encourages CPS workers to get children into the system and placed in foster care.
Lilia has featured pioneers in the family court reform movement from Kathleen Russell of the Commission on Judicial Excellence, Joe Sweeney of Center for Modern Courts and Family Court Legal Custody expert Robin Yeamans of Campbell, California. Parents including Shane Down from social media #NOTYOURRIGHT to Kathey Lester, a retired federal court processor are also being covered by Lilia who is diving deep into social media to find the truth.
Michelle Chan, a writer and mom who lost her child to a corrupt CPS process, has worked with folks like social media guru Jenny Wells and Cathy Cohen to get these stories out to mainstream media.
(Lilia is reportedly a Jane and John Q Public regular reader, as are many underground lawyers sympathetic to the family court reform movement.)
At the heart of the issue is money and corruption. Family courts in California have been largely ignored by state lawmakers and judicial managers. The State Bar has been a runaway train, failing to discipline lawyers who use family law cases to create an underground economy that benefits themselves. In today's modern courts property is no longer simply divided as lawyers use domestic violence to loot from victims and where abusers can buy verdicts that allow them to continue to emotionally and financially abuse, or intimate, partners who try to escape, or expose, the abuse.
The modern judge appears more prone to rule to benefit lawyers they favor, or CPS and other Family Court Service workers who help judges keep a lid on dissent.
In Santa Clara County, Family court service workers have been pointing investigative reporters like Luciano to problems and corruption in the system.
In San Francisco CPS victims have joined with family court victims and organized large protests, created music and art, and used social media to investigate corruption that is harming families and children.
Transparency and public attention will be the key to undoing the damage done in secret courts and confidential reports that are designed to profit a select few yet that act to harm so many children. The story will be told in mainstream and social media with off shoots of creative music, art and film that seek to expose the problem in our modern family courts.
Sexual Assault Legal Expert Robert Allard and his wife are no longer welcome in the charming Willow Glen community of San Jose California, thanks to a local movement designed to put an end to sexual assault of young girls and women.
Allard, has been known in Santa Clara County as a bumbling lawyer who used his connections with Judge Stuart Scott and District Attorney Jeff Rosen to land cases as a clean up lawyer for the Catholic Church, the Los Gatos Jewish community and the infamous cyberbullying case involving the suicide of Audrie Pott, which many report Rosen used to build his political career.
But in mid May,fueled in part by local activism rising from teachers in public and private schools, Allard was sent packing after residents at a Town Hall meeting informed Allard he wasn't welcome after he chose to represent Presentation High School in the midst of another Catholic Church sex scandal. Whistleblowers from Presentation high don't trust Allard to do the right thing and claim the schools principal knew of the abuse and ignored it, despite being a mandated reporter.
Criminal files in Santa Clara County show Allard not only had a close relationship with DA Jeff Rosen that landed Allard some of the county's most high profile cases,, Allard may have worked with Rosen in a manner to silence victims in order to promote political campaigns, including those of Supervisor Mike Wasserman and Jeffery Rosen.
See redacted settlement documents relating to sexual assault victim of Shir Hadash, covered up by Rabbi Aron who was in a supervisorial position for Silicon Valley Faces, the victim's protection agency funded with state and federal funds and operated by Santa Clara County as Jeff Rosen lobbied to get the organization in his department in 2015.
Rosen , whose wife Aber was recently elevated to the bench is reported to have used Allard to deflect attention from sexual assault that Rosen knew existed at both Presentation High , and Shir Hadash, the Jewish Synagogue that helped Rosen get elected.
Leaked documents show Rabbi Arron of Shir Hadash privately negotiated with Bob Allard to pay $500,000 to a victim of sexual assault surrounding Shir Hadash's school .
Presentation High School students are coming out in droves to explain the sexual assault they suffered from as Jeff Rosen and Rabbi Aron, who was in charge of the county's victim service at the time these young women were allegedly assaulted, and Aron reportedly worked to keep it, and abuse in her own Synagogue silent and out of the pubic eye.
It is believed these young women, and others like them will be responsible for getting Judge Persky removed from the bench in the upcoming local elections.
Ironically, the day following the town hall meeting, Michael Lazarin, the biological father of Audrie Pott, who claims the Santa Clara County DA and Sheriffs hid domestic violence Audrie allegedly suffered at the hands of her mother and step father, reportedly ambush interviewed Smith demanding to know why she had not investigated domestic violence, which was known and reported to the Los Altos police. Lazarin;s video ambush of controversial Sheriff Laurie Smith has gone viral on Facebook.
Smith, who reportedly lives in the Rose Garden area of San Jose, near controversial judge James Towery and his former prosecutor wife, was reportedly stunned by the ambush interview and had no idea what to say. Lazarin is taking wagers that Smith will not call him back after reviewing Audrie's psychological reports. See here for the reports.
If you would like to report sexual assault, please email us and we will find you the right victim's advocate.
| || |
| || |
Walnut Creek, CA- On May 8, 2018, dads, grandmas, nurses and moms with baby strollers brought out the dogs and the media because they have had enough of bad judges, corrupt lawyers, indifferent CPS workers and cops threatening to take away toy megaphones.
ABC 7 , ABC 10 Sacramento, CBS, KTVU and anonymous bloggers were there to capture what surely was the largest and most unexpected family court protest in California's history.
The passionate protest began on a sunny spring morning in the quintessential suburb of Walnut Creek, California. Protestors connected in advance through social media then dawned with signs, shirts and megaphones, they drove from as far away as Yuba County and Santa Clara to join Contra Costa parents demanding the removal of Judge Jill Fannin and Judge Hardie. They demanded changes to CPS and they demanded dishonest lawyers be disbarred.
Prior to the March the group gathered, put finishing touches on hand made signs, and shared their stories. As the speakers told tales of CPS workers ripping children from good homes, and parents without criminal records being placed on supervised visitation with their own children, reporters grappled with the disconnect they experienced after having been told for decades these people were simply disgruntled, crazy, abusive and vexatious.
The protest was not violent, as Judge Lucas has historically told the press to justify unconstitutional orders that have provided for her to justify arresting two family court reform activists in the weeks leading up to the epic Contra Costa protest on May 8th. In fact in Contra Costa, the Walnut Creek police, and the Contra Costa Sheriff supported the protestors with escorts, support and refusal to arrest, where the Santa Clara County Sheriff use threats and intimidation as a matter of routine.
Santa Clara County Moms who are demanding the removal of Judge Pegg, Judge Chiarello, Judge Scott, Judge Persky and Judge Towery rocked shirts noting #childrenslivesmatter and joined Scott the Protester in the Board of Supervisors chambers the following day for public comment before Supervisor Chavez and Cotese.
Finally, Scott Largent stood with hundreds of others, on court property, using amplified devices and shouting deafening demands for bad judges, lawyers and CPS workers to be fired. Conduct that had gotten Scott Largent arrested, which was documented on videos that went live on Facebook and viral on YouTube. Videos that will be used on the internet to show Patricia Lucas' children what she really does as a judge.
Nurses, social workers and others who started the day in masks, say they felt free to take their masks off and join the crowd because mainstream media finally came to call where family court issues were concerned.
Noted in the crowd were Joe Sweeney, Court Reformer credited with attacking the Commission on Judicial Performance, and megaphone darling, Michelle Chan, dubbed mother of the CPS accountability movement.
Throughout the day tales of false domestic violence and ignored child abuse ripped through the crowd and the event reached its mot passionate moments as the crowd faced the courthouse and screamed for justice to the judges and court staff who hid inside.
On May 9th several parents from the protests made public comments to the Santa Clara County Supervisors Cindy Chavez and Dave Cortese, trying to explain what it is like to have domestic violence ignored and to have indifferent judges ordering good parents to be put on Supervised Visitation based on involvement of a few corrupt lawyers such as Heather Allan, Bradford Baugh, Nicole Ford and Elise Mitchell.
Comments brought many members of the audience to tears after Michael Lazarin explained how the community ignored domestic violence prior to his daughter Audrie Pott committing suicide in 2012 and where moms described how judge Pegg and Judge Drew Takaichi abused their power as judges to take their children away without cause, and with incentive to pay favored lawyers.
The protests and public comment have launched an investigation into if District Attorney Jeff Rosen, Rabbi Aron from the Shir Hadash congregation in Los Gatos. and Mike Wasserman, ignored domestic violence that served to harm Michael Lazarin's daughter Audrie Pott, and others like her.
At the same time, Rosen was known for deterring victims of sexual assault perpetrated by rabbis in the Los Gatos community, with the help of Rabbi Aron. An investigation is also underway to determine if Supervisor Mike Wasserman acted for the benefit of his political career.. These cases show tax payer money intended for victims was redirected through Silicon Valley Faces, and the Shir Hadash congregation in Los Gatos, which appears to have been covered up a 2012 sexual assault scandal that completely violated CCAR's Code of Ethics and that let sexual predators remain in the town of Los Gatos.
Protestors will return on Tuesday May 15, 2018 and this time will meet at the Santa Clara County Building located at 70 West Hedding in San Jose at 9:30am , where they will call on the media and demand changes in CPS, Child Support and family court.
The Only Thing More Dangerous than Lots of Money, is Having Nothing Left to Lose!
Parents are coming from Sacramento (#notyourright) and Santa Clara County ( #freeScotttheProtestor) to demand changes in the state's family courts.
The have been painting signs, posting on social media and ordering t-shirts to make sure their message is heard.
ABC 7 and KRON, along with a host of print reporters will be on hand learning the person survival stories involving good parents and children trapped in CPS, foster care and our family courts.
Sanctions- False Charges- DVRO- Parental Alienation are all on topic for the day as Judge Fannin, and Judge Lucas sit by, nervously aware such protests could end their career.
Retaliation being very real, protestors may wear clothing to disguise their identity and to avoid the harassment and intimidation Santa Clara County routinely imposed.
Protesting and picketing parents intend to return to Santa Clara County to keep protesting complicit judges and cash greedy lawyers.
The March starts at 10:15 am at the Walnut Creek Civic Center.
Email us for questions: Caljohnqpublic@gmail.com
Dark Money: Keith Dolnick Caught on Facebook
Divorce attorney Keith Dolnick shot to instant fame with the ruling from Napa County in Hayward v. Superior Court. However, leaked documents and secret recordings show Dolnick's win may have more to do with his connections to Los Gatos' Jewish community than his legal skill.
Sure, Dolnick won a case that set private judging and referees on notice, but the ruling was a legal goldmine that brought Dolnick to Santa Clara County through court CEO David Yamasaki and court counsel Lisa Herrick, a former partner at McManis Faulkner.
Mc Manis Faulkner is the clean- up lawyer for Santa Clara County. James McManis often takes cases to give the appearance he is fighting against the Sheriff and agencies that won't give up public records, but McManis is actually a clean up lawyer. A lawyer who writes settlements to hide sexual predators, pedophiles and liars in family court cases.
Dolnick, who has been secretly recorded by countless women in Orange County, who did not get the same outcome that Ms. Hayward had to pay $3,000,000 to get.was reportedly brought into the family court mafia group by attorney James McManis Lisa Herrick and Robert Allard, where Dolnick was told he would see cases thrown his way if he agreed to play ball with the "in crowd" in Santa Clara County. Kael Briski and Steve Werth also were reportedly brought in through JAMS lawyers in San Francisco, who do not want private judging restricted.
McManis is reportedly the middleman who acts for District Attorney Jeff Rosen working overtime to try to block a recall movement of Judge Persky, who is also linked to the Los Gatos Jewish community through Shir Hadash, a congregation that reportedly offered $500,000 to cover up alleged sexual abuse of Rabbi Steve Kaplan as Rabbi Melanie Aron influenced elections as a kickback to Rosen and Judge Persky.
David Yamasaki, court CEO, is ground zero for public corruption in both Orange County and Santa Clara . Yamasaki reportedly brought Dolnick into what is being called the Jewish Family Court Mafia, connected to the building of the controversial Santa Clara County courthouse. Court clerks and members of anonymous reported two years ago that Yamasaki, with the help of Lisa Herrick, formerly of Mc Manis Faulkner, was reportedly stealing palm trees and other construction materials as kickbacks for family court judges and lawyers during the planning and construction of the new family courthouse in San Jose, which has become the stage for family court protests.
Ironically, Dolnick is on record for telling his clients NOT to use Facebook, while he uses Facebook to expand a network of lawyers who are drafting settlements and JAMS mediation agreements that cover up sexual harassment, abuse and pedophilia for the lawyers and judges part of the Jewish community based in Los Gatos.
Critics point to Dolnick's legal record and success as mirroring that of Elkins lawyer Garrett Dailey. Dailey was allowed to win an important case against a local rule used in Contra Costa County family courts, a win that was designed to appease pro per litigants growing restless over unfair family court proceedings.
Dailey did little for pro pers and instead built a career appealing cases for some of the most criminal family law attorneys in California, while gaining favor with the Judicial Council- the agency that manages the court finances in the state.
Dolnick's Clients Leak Secret Recordings: Reveal Dark Money Divorces
Dolnick's clients who lost custody of their children and their fair share of community property in a divorce case before private judges like attorney David Weinberg, Michael Reedy, Richard Roggia and Nat Hales have been secretly recording Dolnick to prove he selectively acted as ineffective counsel while working to protect elite rings of pedophiles and abusers, many hiding in the Jewish legal community.
Leaked documents and an independent audit shows governmental lawyers like Ann Ravel assisted in case rigging and operation of an underground economy of "dark money" that was fueled by the conversion of community property in high conflict divorce cases throughout California. Dark money operations are fueled with money converted from families engaged in divorce and laundered through organizations like UC Berkeley and the Law Foundation of Silicon Valley, for the benefit of lawyers drafting secret settlements and working to discredit those who may expose criminal activity that protects pedophiles and abusers lurking in Silicon Valley communities.
Dolnick's link to Ann Ravel through the Los Gatos community is especially alarming considering Ravel's power and influence over California's Judiciary and as a law professor at UC Berkeley.
Videos and Facebook Live Catch Judges and Sheriffs
SAN JOSE, CA - Scott Largent has given over 2000 public comments trying to get Santa Clara County's Board of Supervisors to pay attention to the county's family courts. sheriffs and biased judges. Few people can believe that Largent was arrested for simply exercising his most basic First Amendment rights.
As Tracey Kaplan from the San Jose Mercury reported: IT IS TRUE
During a May Day Family Court Protest, Mothers who have not seen their own children for over 4 years, Native American grandmothers fighting to keep CPS from giving their grandchildren to foster care, and other fathers raped by the family court system joined Scott Largent, as they do every Tuesday morning to picket, leaflet and protest what biased judges are allowing to happen in modern day divorce and custody battles.
On May 1, 2018 Scott Largent began his dissent when he sounded the alarm once again, informing Cindy Chavez, Ken Yeager, Mike Wasserman, Joe Simitian and government attorney James Williams that women are facing unprecedented harm in the county's courts and Patricia Lucas's unconstitutional order was designed to silence them.
Two hours after the meeting, Largent joined other activists and protesters, and was singled out and arrested by Santa Clara County Sheriff Rey and Duty Gomez, both the subject of Internal Affairs investigations for retaliation.
Two weeks earlier protesters from Silicon Valley's DeBug had done the same, but were left alone, as a non-profit supported by county, state and federal public funds.
Pressure from mainstream media, including calls from Lillia Luciano from ABC 10, NBC's Gonzalo Rojas, Metro's Jennifer Wadsworth and San Jose Mercury's Tracey Kaplan reportedly caught the cops redhanded and Largent's charges were reduce from a Penal Code 148 (resisting arrest) , to only the violation of what many are calling Judge Lucas' unconstitutional faux order.
Largent has famously referred to the order as "Butt Wipe" and "Lucas's fake order"
Over 10 protesters caught Largent's arrest on video and live Facebook feeds, the video shows Sargent Rey talking via phone to Judges Clark, Lucas, Towery and Stuart, all insisting Largent be arrested " to make an example out of him and scare other parents."
Judges Breaking the Law in their Administrative Capacity
Judge Michael Clark heads the county's Domestic Violence Committee, and has repeatedly violated the Brown and Open Government Act while doing so, but Clark is more infamous for his rulings against Kathey Fyke in the most corrupt Sixth District Court of Appeal case, Falcone and Fyke. In that case, Lucas also shows her true colors by claiming Fkye was not believable as she nearly died of a heart condition when for4ced into family court where her properties were taken, she was declared vexatious and sanctioned over $1,000,000. Such cases are typical of family court rulings against women in Silicon Valley.
All Santa Clara County Judges have been under fire since Judge Persky's ruling in the Stanford rape case, and after Judge Chiarello failed to protect a mother and her daughter, which resulted in the daughter being drugged, raped and killed by her own father.
Courts and County Misuse State and Federal Grants
Court insiders report that "Kimberly" , from Family Court Services acted as a lookout to alert judges when Largent arrived to the protest and assisted judges and sheriffs in trying to identify if protective moms like Catherine Campbell were among the protesters. Inside information shows Lucas insisted on Largent;s arrest, to keep him from finally visiting with his daughter, a visitation two years in the making, and made possible with state and federal grant money. Attorney Heather Allan, known for outright abuse and bill padding is reportedly working with Lucas and other family court judges to prevent Largent from seeing his daughter, as punishment for his activism.
In the end, Kaplan's coverage changed the game, but it may be anonymous blogs and websites, along with over 30,000 anonymous people on Facebook who ultimately change California's Family Courts as wildly successful investigative reports hit ABC 10 in Sacramento and set Twitter and other social media on fire and mainstream media climbs onboard with watchdogging California's Family Courts.
Secret Recording: Lawyer Laughs at Stealing Money for Bogus Defense
Taxpayers are angry over a series of secret recordings that show how criminal lawyers are overbilling after being appointed in criminal and family court cases, which is widely ignored by mainstream media.
Ironically, the LA Times has just reported Californians spend more than a Harvard education each year to keep kids in jail, while Tennessee commits to providing free education to youth in that state.
Angry parents, and criminal defendants, are taking to secret recordings to catch their thieves that are at the root of the problem, even when the crooks are their own lawyers.
This video catches a lawyer laughing about all the money he bills to Santa Clara County, while refusing to work as directed to disqualify a biased judge. The lawyer even refuses to allow his client to fire him, laughing at all the money he bills for services he never provides.
In family courts an unprecedented number of lawyers are being appointed in divorce and custody cases to act as referees, special masters, and lawyers for children.
Lawyers Payback Judges Who Appoint Them
In turn, court appointed lawyers make contributions to judge election campaigns, or anti- recall campaigns as is the case with Judge Persky in Santa Clara County.
See: San Jose Mercury article
See: Jeff Rosen sits on both sides of Persky Recall
As the world focuses on Persky in one criminal case, hundreds of parents are coming forward to expose Persky's harmful errors as a former prosecutor. Others are focusing on how Persky harmed families in divorce cases , while appointing many of the lawyers now donating to keep him on the bench.
More alarming is Rosen's support for Persky, after pretending to support victims as he was up for reelection. Women like Emily Doe, the victim in the Stanford rape case, claim Persky and other judges like him, have ignored the treatment of women in family and criminal courts for decades.
Parents fed up with excessive billing of divorce lawyers and worthless lawyers representing children, are using social media, and secret communications to record unethical lawyers that the State Bar has ignored for decades. See State Bar's latest discipline report, shows little change.
Lawyers often threaten that secret recordings are unlawful, but parents are using a host of secret recording devices to document attorney misconduct and public corruption in the legal system.
YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat and other social media sites are being used to spread the word about unethical lawyers and their unscrupulous billing practices.
As the State Bar faces continued pressure to disbar bad lawyers, the media continues to tread lightly, and social media rebels and hackers get the recordings out through secret drops, Proton and Signal.
If you have a secret recording of a bad lawyer, or judge: email us at CalJohnQPublicgmail.com
As ABC news and local Patch news in Campbell, CA begin to explain what parents in family courts continue to face, Santa Clara County Sheriffs continue to harass and threaten parents protesting court judges, lawyers and CPS workers keeping children from their own parents in what appears to be divorce and custody case rigging of the worst kind.
Moms who have not seen their kids for 4 years, Scott the Protestor who was arrested for for his activism and after wearing a Princess dress and carrying a #DADSLivesMatters sign when he was kept from his daughter's first birthday party, continue to be harassed, singled out, threatened and retaliated against in Santa Clara County.
Sheriff Laurie Smith, to please Judge Patricia Lucas and District Attorney Jeff Rosen continues to send law enforcement officers out to identify and single out parents for arrest.
Parents point to self-representation and a system acting to protect lawyers and judges over children and families, particularly where attorneys are appointed to represent children or one parent and the other parent has no lawyer. Lawyers Heather Allan, Leah Amini, Bradford Baugh, Rebekah Frye and Valerie Houghton are just such lawyers in Santa Clara County, and more are being identified in San Mateo, Contra Costa, Monterey and Orange County.
County lawyers and elected officials have known of these issues and refuse to protect victims, or investigate improper governmental activity.
Parents with no contact with their own children are not backing down. Protests are regularly embarrassing family court judges in Sacramento, Contra Costa and Santa Clara County.
Get involved with teams:
Judge complaints are pressuring state law makers to defund the Commission on Judicial Performance in June.
State Bar Antitrust Complaints are exposing Family Lawyer Misconduct
Protests in Santa Clara at 201 North First Street in San Jose
Protest May 8, 2018 10:00am in Contra Costa at Civic Plaza near Walnut Creek Library
Sacramento Parental Alienation Protests April 25, 2018
#NotYourRight groups from Sacramento to Yolo County
Contact Jane and John Q Public if you want to get more involved, or need help.