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 a 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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Not so long ago, I wrote a post praising Australian TV show “60 minutes” about the impartial coverage of international child abduction of 4 children by an Australian mother Laura Garrett from their Italian father Tommaso Vincenti.
Yesterday, I stumbled upon the followup broadcast by the same reporter, Tara Brown, which uncovers how evil and manipulating the mother really was. It was published at the end of 2013. The shocking part (not for me though) was about how another Australian family, Melissa and Troy Thomson decided to get involved and help the “poor” mother. The family, which helped to organize financial help for the kidnapper, how they help to stage the media dramatic events, how their teenage daughter coached Tommaso’s daughters to stage “spontaneous” outbursts of rage for the only purpose – gain public sympathy, shock the TV viewers. All, to prevent the return to Italy.
In the interview, Melissa Thomson admits regret in helping Garrett. “I was made part of this by deception.” Both Melissa and Troy acknowledged that thanks to their actions Laura received tens of thousands of dollars for legal defense. What happened to all of the money? Who knows. Continue reading “When well meaning people get duped into helping lairs – 2012 Parental abduction from Australia epilogue”
It is quite an unusual event for the liberal media to be impartial in reporting any custody cases, especially the international ones. This story is more so unbelievable, because the Australian 60 minutes team ( Tara Brown and Michael Usher) did an amazing investigative work in exposing its own government officials who knowingly participated in organizing, and executing the kidnapping of 4 girls by their Australian mother from their Italian father, which took almost 4 years of planning.
Both countries are not known for having very little regard for fathers, or men in general, in their societies. That’s why the female Australian ambassador in Italy colluded knowingly in facilitating the kidnapping process, even though there were many signs of manipulation and lying by the mother.
Remarkably, in a very methodical and professional manner, the folks of 60 minutes [pinch me if you will] recreated all events that led to the illegal run by the mother with her four daughters from Italy.
In the end, the children WERE [again, another unbelievable twist to this story] Continue reading “When journalists do their job right; An Australian abduction case where the government colluded with the kidnapper.”
Foreign father decides to take the law into his own hands, and take the kidnapped daughter back to Cyprus. Police in Opole seems to protect the original kidnapper against the order of Polish court; why?
A few hours ago, a 3.5-year-old girl was rescued by her father from Cyprus. The girl was on a walk with her grandparents, when (allegedly) 3 people used pepper spray on the grandfather to take away the child. This is a case that I already wrote about in the past. A polish mother decided to “return” with one of her daughters back to Poland. Her decision was later recognized by Polish courts as an illegal act according to the existing international law.
As Gazeta Wyborcza acknowledged the existing legal situation, it still continues to call the act of recovering abducted earlier child, as …. “kidnapping”? Let’s not forget, that a newly promoted as a victim mother was (allegedly) hiding her daughter from the court, police and the father, to prevent the execution of lawful court order issued in POLAND. Total circus!
I simply cannot understand that the police department that was responsible to find the child in the first place, now talks about abduction, and uses non-applicable law to find the father. It seems to me Continue reading “Opole: A girl abducted by her Polish mother from Cyprus rescued by her father.”
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 the 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 kidnap their children to Poland. I wrote a 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 too 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 by the judge” towards the law.
The same argument coming from the same caliber of “reporters” [I call them propagandists for hire]: Continue reading “Olivia kidnapped to Poland from Spain: Gazeta.pl and prosecutor demand Hague Convention to be ignored.”