Last month independent reporters who have assisted Jane and John Q Public.com, pro bono, began to look into the custody case involving the young child of former 49er Ray McDonald. Q obtained a 2015 video recorded by the mother of Ray's child in May 2015.
On December 28, 2016, that video was provided to every media outlet in the country, as Santa Clara County Family Court Judge James Towery continued to give McDonald increased unsupervised visits, and allow Mc Donald to pay just $2500 per month in child support.
The mother of Mc Donald's child had spent nearly two years vastly underrepresented by Legal Aid's Nicole Ford, and then later Heather Smith, where Ray used the bully b*tch of the bench, Elise Mitchell, to obtain void orders from Judge Towery and Santa Clara Family Court Judge Julie Emede. Those orders resulted in Ray increasing his time with a 20- month- old- night- breast feeding child. Judge Towery even ordered the mother to fly to Florida and sit in a hotel room for Thanksgiving week, so that Mc Donald would be assured his fatherly time. We have found no other case where Judge Towery has provided favorable custody to father's lacking the celebrity standing of Ray Mc Donlad, leading many to wonder if Towery is benefiting from free 49er tickets or investments related to Santa Clara County's Levi's Stadium.
Judge Towery was also unconcerned that Mc Donald is facing a criminal trial in January 2017, not only for an alleged rape on another woman (that occurred in December 2014) , but also for violating a Domestic Violence Restraining Order that had been issued to protect Kendra Scott , the mother of Ray's child, after the beating that followed this video. Undersimilar circumstances Towery orders fathers facing DVRO violations to be subjected to supervised visits two days a week.
The mother of Ray's child has had her face pounded by the 6'7" former NFL star and the violence against her escalated as McDonald appeared to be "aging out" of the sports culture,in a downward spiral of alcoholism, sex additions and other conduct typical of "has been" NFL players suffering from too many head injuries.
Ray Mc Donald's criminal and custody cases are also shedding some light on the NFL's efforts to silence DV victims who have suffered at the hands of players like Ray. Players like McDonald have been rewarded with $20,000,000 NFL contracts as they beat the **** out of their children, wives and girlfriends behind closed doors.
In Santa Clara media outlets are now demanding to know why the Santa Clara County Grand Jury, headed by the then presiding Judge Rise Jones Pichon, never indicted McDonald for either a 2014 or 2015 DV incident involving Kendra Scott and why the DA's office has failed to even assign a DA to the case. Even more puzzeling is why has the Santa Clara County legal system combined a DRVO violation involving one woman with rape allegations of another woman , when the attacks occured six months apart. Is it discounted justice, a 2 for 1 for poor people in Santa Clara County?
Divorcing families also want to know why parents with no history of abuse are denied visitation with their children as the monster Ray Mc Donald has become is allowed to increase his time in Judge Towery’s courtroom.
It should also not be missed that as the Grand Jury failed to indict on this issue, and the DA failed to prosecute Mc Donald for DV issues, Santa Clara County DA Jeff Rosen was providing a zealous prosecution for Emily Doe in the Stanford Rape case and Judge Erica Yew was Chairperson of the Commission on Judicial Performance, the state agency now being sued by old ladies who were robbed by crooked judges.
The level of either sheer incompetence, or sheer corruption, in Santa Clara County Courts has reached an intolerable level. The time for federal investigations has long past. Maybe failing to protect a young impoverished and uneducated woman and her 20 month old child will do the trick.
Editor's NOTE: Q has reviewed court trasnscripts that confirm Judge James Towery has used a dissolution case before him to repeatedly attempt to discredit, threaten, intimidate and attack members of the media who have been supportive of this website and blog. Multiple Santa Clara County judges have denied media requests for reporters who volunteer for this website, and Santa Clara County Public Information Officers sought to discredit Q reporters as early as Janauary 2016. There appears to be a systemic effort on the part of the Santa Clara County Court system to chill the media's access to the courts and to threaten and intimidate reporters and other members of the press lawfully seeking to address matters of public interest. Q would like to thank every member of mainstream media that provided coverage to the issues involving Ray Mc Donald's cusotdy and DVRO violation criminal case. As of December 28, 2016 the media agencies that provided this coverage included:
TMZ Sports and Entertainment News
New York Daily News
CBS SF BAy Area
San Francisco Chronicle
San Jose Mercury
And so many more...........