Rochester Man, Abducted as a Child By His Mother, Advocates For Tougher Laws
By Seth VoorheesUpdated Tuesday, May 19, 2015
ALBANY, N.Y. — A Rochester man who suffered through parental abduction as a child was in Albany on Tuesday to fight for tougher laws that will prevent other children going through a similar trauma.Scott Berne is pushing for tougher legislation against parental abductions. “My mother did not serve one day of jail time for kidnapping me,” Berne said. “Thirty years ago, it’s the same law. It’s a slap on the wrist.””This is an issue with enormous long term consequences for children,” said Assemblywoman Shelley Mayer, D-Yonkers.Berne joined and state Sen. Patty Ritchie, co-sponsors of the Custodial Interference/Recovery of Missing Children Act.”It really changes the dynamic pretty dramatically, and it puts us in a better position to protect kids when those laws are enhanced,” said Ed Suk, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.According to the Justice Department, 200,000 children are abducted by their parents each year in the U.S., but in New York state, it’s just a misdemeanor.”During those two years, we changed names constantly, didn’t go to school, had no friends, faced constant abuse from her,” Berne said.
My children are still too young to “get it”. They are still living in a delusional world, and believe that their mother actually cares for them. Well, nobody can’t be helped in situation when emotions compete with truth and facts.
My and many other children will have to arrive to the truth on their own.
As far as I am concerned? I really don’t care what my children think any more.
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What two days can bring! It is simply amazing.
Up till not recently, the pages of Gazeta Wyborcza [let me call them GW from now on] were infested with articles of a yet another “poor” (but pretty and naturally Polish) mother, who “decided to return back to her native Poland”, and later to be “victimized by heartless judges” who decided to go against the popular wisdom, and had ordered the return of “returning” Crystal (now Krysia) back to Cyprus, to her “evil” father, Craig Michael. One point of order was to prove that Marta Swiniarska, the mother turned kidnapper, was the victim, and Craig Michael, the father living in Cyprus, was the villain. No problem there.
Since 2011, when the abduction took place, and later, when the Polish Zomo member-turned-detective-with-no license-turned-newest-Casanova-for the-low information-voters-hero tried and failed to kidnap-the second daughter, a.k.a. Krzysztof Rutkowski, GW was constantly beating the drums of the “poor-but-pretty” mother side. There were articles documenting the entire court battle, as if it was a Roman arena with gladiators and chariots inside, and the judges pointing their fingers down, to sacrifice yet another victimized “lamb” to the inhuman lust for blood. It was such an easy material to sell Continue reading “Gazeta Wyborcza is back paddling on the “poor mother, who lost her children” story; changed to “Why did she have to lie””
Another example of little child to Poland by a Polish mother. As usual the press and the local prosecutor are up at arms after the Regional Court in Czestochowa issued an order for the return of Olivia to her dad in Spain.
Another “drive by” article from Polish newspaper by Marek Mamoń, where the journalist sides with another Polish mother, the child kidnapper. This time, little girl, Olivia, was illegally removed from Spain. Her mother took her to Poland on a Christmas Holiday, “visit the family” trip. I call it “wow-deja-vu-excuse” trip.
It seems that Gazeta.pl and se.pl have been pretty much consistent in supporting parents who decided to kidnap their children to Poland. I wrote few posts on the subject. To this day, I have yet to find even one article that these newspapers (rags, would be more appropriate, but lately I was told, that I am way to bitter) would support a foreign parent in such cases.
It is simply amazing how script-like articles follow the same formula: one sided title, story excusing kidnapper’s action based on fabrications and slander; CYA part, i.e “quotes (usually, full of omissions, or straight down misleading citations (I’ve been there experienced it first-hand ) from the left behind parent, with the final, standard accusation of “subservient, heartless stand of the judge” towards the law.
Same argument coming from the same caliber of “reporters” (I call them writers for hire): Continue reading “Olivia kidnapped to Poland from Spain: Gazeta.pl and prosecutor demand Hague Convention to be ignored.”
I received a comment from Craig Michael, a father from Cyprus, whose child was abducted to Poland by a Polish woman,his former partner Marta. Attached is the story from the Cyprus Reporter.
This story is a very typical child abduction case (believe it or not). Same “reasons”, same events, and the same results. It is like a bad sequel, if it wasn’t a real very tragic and exhausting situation. Another child abducted by a clearly unscrupulous, with no morals woman, whose only concerned was her, not her daughter. Shameful indeed.
As in many other cases, Polish judicial system is failing. Unable, or rather, Continue reading “Another Polish mother decides to “return” to Poland taking illegally child.”
The case of Anika Kamińska barely finished, I discovered a new case of Polish mother, Marta Świniarska, decided to run, after the Polish court in Opole decided to grant the application made by the father for the 2 year old daughter to be returned to Cyprus. This is not the first time that one judge agrees with the Hague Convention law and does the right thing. The important thing is what is going to happen next.
The abductor already went into the hiding, and the father, with no knowledge of Polish language, is going to left to fight a system with little chance to succeed. The mother wil use all the advantage for as long as she can, contacting Polish media (Bożena Aksamit is probably desperate to get the story again), filing another case (this time child support case, since she was not married to the father of the child) to get another ruling
In a meantime, what is doing Polish Police? Continue reading “Another child hidden by a Polish mother …the cycle of violence continues”