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.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

'Superhero' Dads Give Up Protest Perch on Ohio Crane

'Superhero' Dads Give Up Protest Perch
Tuesday, Sep 30, 2008 - 11:53 AM Updated: 03:23 PM
By Donna Willis

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The two men from the group Fathers 4 Justice scaled a crane on the Ohio State campus Saturday to call attention to what they see as injustice in child-custody disputes.

Ohioan Paul Fischer decided to climb down from his protestation perch Monday night. He said he hadn't had water for a day and dehydration was setting in.

His partner, Donald Tenn of California, remained on top of the crane Tuesday morning but climbed down close to 2:15 p.m.

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NBC 4's Mike Jackson talked to Tenn via a walkie-talkie Tuesday before his descent.

Tenn said he was determined to stay on the crane until California Governor Schwarzenegger contacted him.

Jackson reported that Tenn said his water had run out Monday night and he was beginning to feel weak.

Fischer was arrested by campus police Monday. Tenn met the same fate Tuesday.

Jackson said both men likely will face numerous charges, including vandalism.

It was unknown how long until the crane would be operable again. The crane owner said the crane had to be powered down because of the protest. Now, it must go through inspections again.

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

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