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, February 25, 2009

Woman stabs herself in leg—Blames male friend

The Sault Ste. Marie, ON Police Service seem to get it right more often than other like organizations. According to newspaper reports many women do get arrested for assaulting a male despite the feminist mythology Intimate Partner Violence is a one way street - male on female. I have corresponded with them in the past and congratulated the Chief for their more even handed approach.MJM

A woman admitted Tuesday to stabbing herself in the leg in an effort to have a male friend charged with assault with a weapon.

Janice Laforge pleaded guilty in court to attempting to commit public mischief by causing police to begin an investigation into the false allegation.

The 38-year-old woman also was convicted of three other offences, including assault and two counts of breach of a recognizance, stemming from the Jan. 11 incident.

Laforge also pleaded guilty to possession of stolen property and three counts of possession of stolen credit cards.

These charges were in connection with a Dec. 11 shopping spree where she made purchases with credit cards stolen from another woman's purse.

Ontario Court Justice Kristine Bignell adjourned sentencing for Laforge, who is in custody, until March 23.

The court heard police were called to a Goulais Avenue apartment after a man complained of being assaulted.

He indicated he was awakened about 2:30 a. m. by a screaming Laforge, who accused him of having a sexual encounter with one of her friends, prosecutor Bill Johnson said.

"She became violent and struck him a number of times,'' the assistant Crown attorney said.

The officers arrested Laforge, who asked for, and was given, an opportunity to change from her pajamas into jeans before being transported to the police station.

At the station, she complained she had been stabbed in the leg by the victim, and police noticed blood on her jeans.

A call was made to officers still at the apartment, who checked the bedroom where Laforge had changed her clothes.

They found a knife and pajama bottoms with blood on them, Johnson said. "She had stabbed herself in the leg.''


janice laforge said...

I am Janice Laforge and the reason you have not recieved 1 comment on this blog is because if anyone knows the justice system, they know aperson pleads guilty too get matters dealt with as quick as possible.75% of people in court have too plead a guilty plea....Of course whats printed in the newspaper is oh so accurate,,, come on. Please your using my infortunate situation for your concerns on Parental Alienation,, Did you get a' Masters Degree in IGNORANCE....A laywer once told me anything but the the truth, is printed in the paper.... This man you want to use as your example has abused me for over 9 years , he is mulipuative, deadbeat DAD and a drug addict. I'M sorry too report i am infact a VICTIM in this situation, that got out a little to late... But am happy to report my child and i are doing much better without that sorry son of a -ich your so eager to defend because of another false news article. Maybe now the truth has been told, there'll be a comment or two..............

Michael J. Murphy said...

Ms. LaForge:

Innocent people in my circle, and it is very broad, don't plead guilty. That's the way it usually works for someone who hasn't done anything where I come from. I too have first hand experience at female on male violence and I can attest you are probably about as innocent as my violent ex. She also beat the children. Do you?

I am not concerned over your former partner's behaviour only that the police got this one right. Suck it up and move on - but somehow I don't think you are able based on your tone here. Your story has been spread across Canada and around the world to other abused men and a few thousand international readers have viewed it on two of my blogs. Comments are always welcome but none felt this story was important enough obviously.

The important element is the police got you - and nothing else matters. The police in most jurisdictions give your kind a pass with a huge gender discount.