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.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Fatherlessness and Gangs

LA Gang Peace Negotiator Asked 'How many of the gang members you deal with live with their fathers?'

December 9th, 2008 by Glenn Sacks

Over the weekend my wife and I had the pleasure of attending incoming California State Senator Rod Wright's (pictured) swearing-in Inglewood. While serving in the Assembly from 1996 to 2002, Rod was a pioneer of child support and family law reform in California and the nation.

One of the interesting people we met at the ceremony was Dr. Perry Crouch, a gang intervention specialist in South-Central Los Angeles. Dr. Crouch has negotiated peace treaties between warring gangs. What a tough job--I told him maybe he should be Obama's new Secretary of State.

Predictably, I asked Dr. Crouch, "How many of the gang members you deal with live with their fathers?"

Dr. Crouch thought about it for quite a while, turned to me and said, "About 1/2 of one percent."