I have met and heard the tragic stories of many parents. PA is a function, by and large, of a custodial ex-partner, although some alienation can start while the couple is still together.

This blog is a story of experiences and observations of dysfunctional Family Law (FLAW), an arena pitting parent against parent, with children as the prize. Due to the gender bias in Family Law, that I have observed, this Blog has evolved from a focus solely on PA to one of the broader Family/Children's Rights area and the impact of Feminist mythology on Canadian Jurisprudence and the Divorce Industry.

Monday, September 29, 2008

NBC, Columbus, Ohio update on 2 dads on a crane, Day 3

Day 3 For 2 Dads On A Crane
Monday, Sep 29, 2008 - 02:19 PM
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By Donna Willis

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- It's the third day for two fathers who are protesting for the rights of fathers.

Paul Fischer, who is an Ohio father dressed like Superman, and Donald Tenn, a California father who was wearing a Spiderman suit, were protesting for the rights of dads who are in custody disputes with ex-spouses.

NBC 4's Paul Stelzer reported from the scene Monday on the Ohio State campus.

The men were up on the large crane with a banner that reads, "Stop the War on Fatherhood" and "Fathers 4 Justice."

The two first started a stir Saturday morning when police and OSU fans spotted them on the crane.

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"We have supplies. We brought supplies up with us -- enough for an extended stay, Tenn said. "We're going to stay up here until our demands are met."

Fischer and Tenn want their respective governors, Ted Strickland and Arnold Schwarzenegger, to investigate what two men call corruption in the family courts.

"Specifically, why the courts are not prosecuting perjury for false accusations," Tenn said.

Tenn said fathers like him don't get a fair shake in child-custody disputes with their ex-wives.

After flying their banner over the weekend, Monday was the first day their spot on top of the crane affected the construction work on OSU's new student academic-services building.

When asked if the men felt it was OK to get in the way of the construction, Terry Kee, team captain for Fathers 4 Justice said, "Sometimes, civil disobedience in a peaceful manner is what it takes to open the eyes of America."

The construction manager said his workers don't need the crane right now because they have plenty of other work to do at the site.

Kee told the construction company the fathers would not get in the way of the crane operator. Due to safety and other concerns, though, the company did not send anyone on to the crane.

Stelzer also talked with Keith Dailey, a spokesperson for Strickland, said the governor has no plans to investigate the family court system in Ohio.

OSU campus police continued to monitor the situation, but the university had no official comment.

Stay tuned to NBC 4 and refresh nbc4i.com for more information on this developing story.

To send a news tip or submit a story idea, e-mail stories@nbc4i.com.

My email to NBC Ohio:

From: Mike Murphy Date: 2008/9/29 Subject: Fathers 4 Justice atop crane ~ Columbus, OH To: stories@nbc4i.com, lomness@wcmh.com

The protest going on atop the crane in your community is an outgrowth of misandric family courts who are systemically removing fathers from the lives of their children in the USA and other countries including mine here in Canada. It is turning loving, caring fathers into criminals and causing children to be left in a situation that will contribute to them having higher rates of suicide, pregnancy, interaction with criminal courts and being less stable as compared to a two parent family.

It is a tragedy of epidemic proportions and needs fixing so that on divorce or separation there is a presumption of equality for both parents in terms of custody of the affected children.

This will lead to less divorce, less need for litigation, less money going to greedy lawyers who feed off the adversarial system like vultures taking money from the pockets of the children, and better adjusted children.

Michael Murphy cid:000a01c705ad$0add39e0$6400a8c0@mikeA2GJRT6TF9

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