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.
Ignorance can be bliss but most of the time it bites in the ass, sooner or later. One day, they WILL have to face the reality of how gullible they were for most of their lives, believing that a person who gave them life, could use them as an ultimate weapon, just because she could.
In a meantime, there are some American judges (women in particular), who don’t see it as a problem either. I am in contact with one father from Nevada who goes through the same ordeal, and the “genius” judge insists that this type of behavior is just fine. She did EVERYTHING, used every trick in the book to drag out the case to after her reelection, and then… “changed her mind”. The case is in the appeal.
Please do visit the site listed below and view the video at the top of the page.
Also, you can view a longer interview with Scott included below, where he talks about his experiences. At least he was smart to look for the truth about his father.