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System of injustices
Wednesday, December 26, 2001, Paul Craig Roberts, The Washington Times
Things to be thankful for this season -- you are not in jail from false accusations. Watch the Ontario government, it may not be the case next year.

Man facing charges of defamatory libel
Thursday, December 27, 2001, Saint John Telegraph Journal
The "system" seeks to condemn another man and a judge who is not interested in justice gets the promotion. Just what is Mr. Justice Guerette's position on perjury? You can read from the transcipt of this case and decide for yourself (PDF format).

Prisoners in Their Own Homes: Male Victims of Elder Abuse
Thursday, December 27, 2001, Glenn J. Sacks, Sanata Clarita Signal
Great article. This somewhat understates the extent of the relative danger to elderly men -- perhaps to be less pointed.

Men challenge 'bible' of violence against women
Tuesday, December 4, 2001, Dave Brown, The Ottawa Citizen
A great five part series by David Brown.
Burying the ghosts of a violent past
Wednesday, December 5, 2001, Dave Brown, The Ottawa Citizen
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'I learned it's a system that doesn't listen'
Thursday, December 6, 2001, Dave Brown, The Ottawa Citizen
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Turning domestic violence into a religion
Friday, December 7, 2001, Dave Brown, The Ottawa Citizen
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Cult of the domestic-violence industry
Saturday, December 8, 2001, Dave Brown, The Ottawa Citizen
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The traditional feminist view of spousal abuse deserved to be challenged
Wednesday, December 12, 2001, Victor Maltby, The Ottawa Citizen
One of the many positive letters about these articles.

Children pay the price of gender feminism war
Wednesday, December 12, 2001, Barry Maley, Sydney Morning Herald
The destruction of all, for the sake of the politics of discrimination.

Good Will Toward Men
Tuesday, December 18, 2001, Wendy McElroy, Fox News
On the courage of the women who support social truth and justice -- bless them all. The discriminatory nature of the political movement now known as "feminism" comes to the fore again.
Random Acts of Kindness
Tuesday, December 25, 2001, Wendy McElroy, Fox News
On the courage of the women who support social truth and justice -- bless them all -- and the outrages of that political discriminatory policy of modern day "feminism".
“Abolish CSAP!”
Tuesday, December 11, 2001, Stanley Kurtz, The National Review
For those upset with the treatment of Christina Hoff Sommers, here is some more information, and the email addresses for you to write to.
Silencing Sommers
Wednesday, December 5, 2001, Stanley Kurtz, The National Review
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services sponsors a conference that, when Christina Hoff Sommers starts to speak about the education of boys (as a formal, invited speaker), she is forced out to terms like "shut the f*ck up, bitch". Jingoism rules minds -- and the children suffer.

$1.1M award for false conviction
Wednesday, December 19, 2001, Janice Tibbetts, The Ottawa Citizen
The persecution of the innocent, who maintain their innocence, can never be paid for. This is an extreme case of rape, but this happens every day in Family Court around the world, where judges have institutionalised and encouraged false allegations to destroy children and parents. Who will pay for that? As here, you and me.

Violence at Home: Men join the ranks of the abused
Friday, December 14, 2001, HTV
Even in Wales, they know the problem and they care -- a bit.

Show some pride and raise the flag
Saturday, December 8, 2001, Christie Blatchford, National Post
Apparent bigotry in Copps's staff? Judge for yourself.
Unaware of half-mast directive, Copps says
Saturday, December 8, 2001, Christie Blatchford, National Post
Copps indicates that she does not know what is happening in her department and that she is not in control. However, she does not seem to have acknowledged just how inappropriate these actions are, or to acknowledge her responsibility for her department.
Half mast, double standard
Friday, December 7, 2001, Christie Blatchford, National Post
Overriding of proportion, sensibilities and protocol by the autocratic Heritage Canada and its Minister, Sheila Copps.

Victims of female stalkers 'not taken seriously'
Saturday, December 1, 2001, Peter Gregory, The Age (Melbourne)
Story concerning Australian research published in the American Journal of Psychiatry.

New court may ease pressures
Thursday, December 20, 2001, Brian Gray, Toronto Sun
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Not a crime of passion
Wednesday, December 19, 2001, Brian Gray, Toronto Sun
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Hadley's behaviour unpredictable
Wednesday, December 19, 2001, Peter Small, Toronto Star
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Hadleys bear weight of son's world
Saturday, December 15, 2001, Jim Coyle, Toronto Star
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Hadley children expected to bear scars, expert says
Friday, December 14, 2001, Peter Small, Toronto Star
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Hi-tech bracelet can't prevent crime
Thursday, December 13, 2001, Brian Gray, Toronto Sun
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Abusers face electronic monitors
Thursday, December 13, 2001, Peter Small, Toronto Star
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Don't let accused abusers free: Expert
Wednesday, December 12, 2001, Peter Small, Toronto Star
"Spousal abusers should be 'contained' and given mandatory counselling even before they have been convicted of a crime...'We would like to see the abuser in some kind of containment space ... not running loose in the community,' Deborah Sinclair... 'The key is keeping the abuser off the street and getting access to intervention until they get it...'"
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Domestic videos aid cops
Tuesday, December 11, 2001, Brian Gray, Toronto Sun
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Social services don't collaborate, inquest hears
Tuesday, December 11, 2001, Peter Small, Toronto Star
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Controlling behaviour easy enough to spot
Saturday, December 8, 2001, Jim Coyle, Toronto Star
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Killer depressed
Thursday, December 6, 2001, Brian Gray, Toronto Sun
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Hadley added anxiety to abuse
Thursday, December 6, 2001, Peter Small, Toronto Star
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Ralph Hadley gave doctor no clue of his plans
Wednesday, December 5, 2001, Peter Small, Toronto Star
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Ending a tragic refrain
Wednesday, December 5, 2001, Kerry Gillespie, Toronto Star
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Victim didn't do paperwork: Inquest
Tuesday, December 4, 2001, Brian Gary, Toronto Sun
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Means exist to avert Hadley tales
Tuesday, December 4, 2001, Jim Coyle, Toronto Star
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Hadley took jewelry, papers, inquest told
Tuesday, December 4, 2001, Peter Small, Toronto Star
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Hadley 'upset' by abuse rap
Saturday, December 1, 2001, Sarah Green, Toronto Sun
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`Distant' Hadley didn't offer wife comfort
Saturday, December 1, 2001, Peter Small, Toronto Star
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For more information see the Hadley inquest section of this site.

Prisoner cleared after girl admits rape lie
Saturday, December 15, 2001, Laura Peek, The Times
9 years on a false accusation to get Mom's attention. What a system!

City councillor ponders suit against police
Thursday, December 13, 2001, Annette Phillips, The Kingston Whig-Standard
Kingston councillor feels the injustice of zero tolerance for the victims of false accusations. Will this mean an improvement in Kingston?

Fujii, babysitter in court in kids' deaths
Wednesday, December 12, 2001, canada.com
Two child killers slowly working their way into the courts. There is a lot more information published on Rei Fujii (see September 2001 listings).

Woman who killed baby is spared jail
Wednesday, December 12, 2001, Arifa Akbar, The Independent
In the UK too, the baby doesn't matter, only the Mom. Another strongly put judicial decision to support dysfunctional behaviour and to demean the killing of babies.

Love has an uphill fight
Tuesday, December 11, 2001, Dick Chapman, Toronto Sun
Yet again, a foolish man defending a dangerous woman. If there was a reverse feminist movement she would have been rotting in jail -- instead he wants an out-of-control woman around his child.
401 baby case back in court
Tuesday, July 24, 2001, Gretchen Drummie, Toronto Sun
Mom ordered to stay in jail
Friday, July 20, 2001, Brodie Fenlon, Toronto Sun
Accused in baby-dangling case denied bail
Friday, July 20, 2001, Toronto Star
Judge denies bail to mother
Friday, July 20, 2001, The Globe and Mail
Thi-Phuong Dang held. Notice that she is not charged with assault, or uttering threats, for threatening her child's life.
Lack of restraint
Tuesday, July 17, 2001, Editorial, National Post
While discussing Ms. Dang's child abuse, the ineffectiveness of restraining orders is admonished. Stiff penalities may make sense, but only after the courts stop handing them out like sugar pills. Either the order means something, all the time, and the judges take responsibility for their actions (i.e. accountability), or the orders should be done away with.
Woman accused of dangling baby stays in jail
Monday, July 16, 2001, The Toronto Star
Mother fails to say why tot held out car window
Monday, July 16, 2001, John Saunders, The Globe and Mail
Mother had restraining order at time of 401 ordeal
Monday, July 16, 2001, Brad Mackay, National Post
Mom dangles tot from SUV
Sunday, July 15, 2001, Jonathan Kingstone and Ian Robertson, Toronto Sun
Mom holds baby out the window on Canada's busiest highway because she was arguing with her husband. The Supreme Court of Canada's "lump of protoplasm" indeed.

A very timely question about the 'best interests' of a child
Wednesday, December 19, 2001, Dave Brown, The Ottawa Citizen
CAS moves in to destroy another child for no particular reason "just in case". This happens in this country too many times a year.

Saudi princess faces charges
Wednesday, December 19, 2001, Toronto Sun
Another violent woman -- she didn't need diplomatic immunity.

Pam down, but not out
Wednesday, December 19, 2001, Toronto Sun
Tommy Lee, Pamela Anderson battle over kids
Tuesday, December 18, 2001, Toronto Star
Well, this child abuser plans to take Dad through the courts. They both look like spousal abusers to me, but these kids are being made to pay by her. Some VIP.

Poundstone on comeback trail after jail, rehab
Tuesday, December 18, 2001, Toronto Star
Child abuser back on the street. She still has only supervised access to her adopted children.

Bias in the media
Saturday, December 15, 2001, Michael Coren, Toronto Sun
It seems like only "the media" denies its anti-family stance these days.

Granny is charged with prostitution
Friday, December 14, 2001, canada.com
Of course, hubby was the last to know -- well, about her cash at least.

Pair of deadbeats expect parents to foot the bill
Tuesday, December 11, 2001, Heather Bird, Toronto Sun
Right on, Heather.
Sisters can sue rich grandparents
Tuesday, December 11, 2001, Nicholas Keung, Toronto Star
Girls can sue grandparents for cutting off money flow
Monday, December 10, 2001, Cristin Schmitz, National Post
Mother sues. She married for money, and when she decides to leave she wants to take it with her....but its not hers (yet).

Experts share my opinion that judges must explain rulings
Thursday, December 13, 2001, Dave Brown, The Ottawa Citizen
It is clear that they are supposed to. When the Gods return to Earth, maybe they will tell someone why.
Haydon pays dearly for opposing 'bullying' by Revenue Canada
Wednesday, November 14, 2001, Dave Brown, The Ottawa Citizen
The crushing from the CCRA.

Sperm donor in Sweden must pay child support
Monday, December 10, 2001, The Globe and Mail
Parenthood becomes a matter of convenience for extracting money from fathers. Beware men -- children are not a favour to someone else.

Police turn to video cameras for domestic assault cases
Monday, December 10, 2001,Susan Clairmont, Toronto Star
Police work hard to create and environment to ensure families are destroyed.

Mom in hiding after losing in court
Monday, December 10, 2001, James McCarten, Toronto Sun
We are supposed to write off a purposeful and distasteful international kidnapping because it is a mom?

Ultrasound linked to brain damage
Monday, December 10, 2001, Robert Matthews, National Post
Not unexpectedly, any intervention or measurement carries risk. However, brain damage in a foetus can be very, very serious.

A tool kit to destroy families
Sunday, December 9, 2001, Stephen Baskerville, The Washington Times
The last rites for chivalry
Monday, December 3, 2001, Suzanne Fields, The Washington Times
A couple of articles about the US Government's new move to destroy families under the false banner of "women abuse." How did that line go...."women lie and men are stupid"? Certainly seems to hold true still.

Woman jailed for sex with teenaged boys
Sunday, December 9, 2001, Barbara McLintock, The Province
More on the daycare worker who has messed up two young boys.
Woman, 33, jailed for sex with boys
Thursday, December 7, 2001, Kim Westad, canada.com
Wow. A judge who was not gender-biased. Kudos to him!!

School says girls wrote hate letter
Saturday, December 8, 2001, Aaron Sands, The Ottawa Citizen
The things we teach our kids....and the girls are no longer "immune."

Women mark '89 massacre
Friday, December 7, 2001, Brodie Femlon, Toronto Sun
What does one do when the newspapers report untruths as if they were fact? See Juristat V.20 n.9: "Despite a very slight increase in 1999, spousal homicides have been decreasing since 1991..." Not only that we see that the proportion of men killed have risen from 20% to 25% of the total killed. It is a shame these spokespeople cannot connect to reality. Obviously, way too much money involved here.
I knew grief
Saturday, December 8, 2001, James McQuillan, The Ottawa Citizen
We must remember the Montreal massacre
Saturday, December 8, 2001, Heather Higgs, The Ottawa Citizen
Insulting men won't stop abuse
Saturday, December 8, 2001, Richard Whitbread, The Ottawa Citizen
Comments of good and bad.

Twisted Mother
Friday, December 7, 2001, Max Haines, Toronto Sun
A case from 1934. Does it sound familiar?

Drugs, TV, as boy lay dying
Thursday, December 6, 2001, Amelia Kerr, The Daily Telegraph
Yet another child's needless death at the hands of a biomom and "her partner".

Fireman's shift work a factor in custody
Thursday, December 6, 2001, Matthew Cella, The Washington Times
Judge removes partial custody because Dad is a fire fighter. Shift work is now the excuse for excluding men in one court -- does that same apply to women on shifts?

Two kinds of justice is no justice at all
Thursday, December 6, 2001, Neil Seeman, The Globe and Mail
Once again, the Supreme Court of Canada shows that even when discriminating on race, it applies only to women. Isn't it great to see these old folks forgive man-killing.

Why Johnny can read
Thursday, December 6, 2001, Sean Fine, The Globe and Mail
Well, I was going to point out that the report shows that girls can read, and the boys are way behind. Then I realised that this male reporter "read" the report. Case closed.

Pregnancy less likely to stop working women today
Wednesday, December 5, 2001, The Washington Times
Flexibility in the workforce? Impoverishment of families by the government? Or social destruction. You figure.

Mother blames Child Support Agency for troubles
Sunday, December 2, 2001, Frank Cassidy, Canberra Times
Another "child protection group" demolishes children.

No get out of jail card for women: Amery
Saturday, December 1, 2001, Deborah Cameron, Sydney Morning Herald
The price of equality -- accountability.

Triplets' mom wins time alone with kids
Saturday, December 8, 2001, London Free Press
This article shows why it is imperative to condemn the jury in the criminal trial and to get family law judges to think.
Unsupervised access for triplets' mother
Saturday, December 8, 2001, Michael Higgins, National Post
Mother will see triplets alone
Saturday, December 8, 2001, Jane Sims, Toronto Sun
Mom acquitted of abducting triplets granted unsupervised visitation
Friday, December 7, 2001, canada.com
Mom gets a free "try again" card! Even after a contempt conviction.
Mom drops access appeal
Tuesday, December 4, 2001, Jane Sims, Toronto Sun
Of geez, watch these kids closely.
New twists in custody fight
Saturday, December 1, 2001, Heather Bird, Toronto Sun
Heather Bird unloads, with a lot of justification in this case.
Crown appeals jury's decision to free mother
Thursday, November 15, 2001, James McCarten, The Globe and Mail
Judge erred in instructions to jury: Crown
Thursday, November 15, 2001, Stratford Beacon-Herald
Case is being appealed!! Good news to all parents -- especially the recognition that children need both parents.
Some people have asked for FACT's opinion on this kidnapping. FACT strongly believes that both parents should be involved with their children before and after divorce. Certainly, a kidnapping is specifically designed to prevent one parent from being involved with their children. We totally condemn the action, and even more so when we look at the treatment of the children, and the apparent state of the mother in this case. We would have expected any man to have ended up in jail and can't help but think that this decision was based on gender-bias. We really don't understand how a jury of rational people could have come up with this conclusion -- although they are strongly influenced by the words of the judge and we know that many judges are far from unbiased. We believe that this mother should have contact with the children. Although we strongly dislike supervised access and generally denounce its widespread misuse, a parent such as Ms. Vandenelson who has a proven, and admitted, record of seizing the children AND taking them out of the "jurisdiction" should only have supervised access to the children.
Fathers face uphill battle in our courts
Thursday, November 1, 2001, Heather Bird, Toronto Sun
"There may have been many who were shocked by the acquittal of Carline Vandenelsen, the Stratford woman who kidnapped her triplets, but I am not one of them. The justice system is so mother-biased, nothing surprises me any more." This article also covers another case, one of the unfortunate ones, that FACT knows about.
Vandenelsen judgment 'sexual prejudice'
Thursday, November 1, 2001, Herman Goodden, London Free Press
We certainly suspect that this is so.
Fathers face uphill battle in our courts
Thursday, November 1, 2001, Heather Bird, Toronto Sun
"There may have been many who were shocked by the acquittal of Carline Vandenelsen, the Stratford woman who kidnapped her triplets, but I am not one of them. The justice system is so mother-biased, nothing surprises me any more."
A double standard?
Tuesday, October 30, 2001, Gerry Harris, The Globe and Mail
You are correct Gerry -- you would be gone, gone, gone.
More kids will go missing after acquittal, group fears
Saturday, October 27, 2001, Jane Sims, London Free Press
It certainly gives a great indication of how little respect the community has for family law courts.
Abduction case muddies legal waters, experts say
Saturday, October 27, 2001, Jane Gadd, The Globe and Mail
More money for more lawyers, kids and parents to suffer.
Two parents, two versions
Saturday, October 27, 2001, Jane Sims, London Free Press
More of the strory and the history of the acrimony, and behaviours.
Abduction of triplets a 'necessity,' jury rules
Saturday, October 27, 2001, Francine Dubé, National Post
Juries say guilty or not guilty. They don't give reasons. Presumably, this was the defense argument.
Woman found not guilty of abducting her triplets
Saturday, October 27, 2001, Dianne Wood, The Toronto Star
Runaway mom walks
Saturday, October 27, 2001, Jane Sims, London Free Press
Triplet mom free
Saturday, October 27, 2001, Brodie Fenlon and Laura Czekaj, Toronto Sun
Not guilty
Friday, October 26, 2001, Laura Czekaj, Stratford Beacon-Herald
Unbelievable conclusion, but note that this was a jury case. As much as this looks like an invitation for all of us who have been shut out from our children to grab them and head for Mexico, don't count on it. It is NOT a precedent. If this was about shared parenting and having both parents actively involved in their children's lives, then why do each of these work so hard at shutting the other out. There is something different at work. This is one really screwed up family, but it appears that the jury put them to shame.
Jury begins deliberating fate of Ontario mother accused of abducting triplets
Thursday, October 25, 2001, Laura Czekaj, Stratford Beacon-Herald
"The harm inflicted far exceeded any harm that was avoided"
Mother broke law to protect triplets, jury told
Wednesday, October 24, 2001, Jane Sims, London Free Press
Yeah right. Family court judges never care about the damage of excluding a parent. I guess taking them away from the other parent in the trunk of a car is supposed to do something other than damage the child for exactly the same reasons.
Triplets agreed to run away, mother testifies
Tuesday, October 23, 2001, Francine Dubé, National Post
Seven year olds giving consent? What a crazy woman!! At that age kids trust, and will say what you want to hear. This is parenting??
Mother hid us in trunk, boy says
Saturday, October 20, 2001, Francine Dubé, National Post
Child tells trial how he hid in car trunk
Saturday, October 20, 2001, Dianne Wood, The Toronto Star
What a sick woman to do this to her chldren.
Woman testifies against own daughter
Friday, October 19, 2001, Francine Dubé, National Post
Dad wanted ex-wife's aat home
Tuesday, January 23, 2001, Toronto Star
Triplets are home
Tuesday, January 23, 2001, Edmonton Sun
Triplets, 8, return with father after search ends in Acapulco
Tuesday, January 23, 2001, Krista Foss, The Globe and Mail
Father's torture ends. It is unusual to have such a good resolution, but these kids will benefit from it.
Ontario triplets found safe in Mexico
Monday, January 22, 2001, The Globe and Mail
Children Found
Sunday, January 21, 2001, City Pulse 24
Silverman of Toronto's CityTV was instrumental in the return of the missing triplets. Great show City!!!! Silverman rules!!!!
Where are the triplets?
Monday, January 22, 2001, Marnie Ko, Report Newsmagazine
Article is just a little bit late.
Mom on most-wanted list
Saturday, January 6, 2001, Tom Godrety, Toronto Sun
Psycho kidnapper makes the list. God save these poor babies.

Ongoing material on the Andrea Yates case from the Hourston Chronicle can be viewed at http://www.chron.com/content/chronicle/special/01/drownings/index.html.

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