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Contact Connie Valentine 916-233-8381
A press conference will be held on Friday, October 1, 2010 from 11:00 am to noon in front of the U.S. Department of Justice, 950 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, D.C.
On the first day of Domestic Violence Awareness month, advocates and protective mothers whose children have been ordered into the custody of batterers and molesters are gathering to call for an investigation by the DOJ into family court corruption.
These mothers are deeply concerned about their children. Mildred Mohammad, former wife of Beltway Sniper John Mohammad, took part in the Mothers’ Day vigil at the White House on May 9, 2010. “I was without my children for two years when they were kidnapped by John and the courts didn’t listen to me,” she told reporters.
As in the Mohammad case, family courts across the nation ignore or minimize child safety.
Research shows that 70% of batterers who request custody receive it, leading to 58,000 children per year who are forced to live with their identified abusers. Many are killed. Batterers are over 6 times more likely to sexually abuse their children.
The social ramifications of this trend are frightening. Children who are abused are at a high risk in adulthood for problems such as addictions, obesity, suicide attempts, heart disease and cancer. 
After the press conference, the mothers and their supporters will march to the Senate to request Congressional hearings to investigate these violations of law and human rights.
The march will end at the Sewall Belmont House at 144 Constitution Ave NE, the suffragists’ headquarters when, in 1910, they insisted that women receive the civil right to vote.
In 2010, mothers are insisting that children have the human right to physical and sexual safety. Please visit
www.mothers-of-lost-children.com for more information.
 Bancroft, Lundy and Silverman, Jay, The Batterer as Parent, Sage Publications, 2002
Thank you for your comments. It’d be great if we can keep this website as productive – and as non-inflamatory – as possible. Facts and documents are welcome – as long as we’re not breaking rules, insulting or endangering anyone. Please refrain from the use of words like “court wh-re” etc. I know that’s a term that’s been tossed around and is frequently used, but it doesn’t do anyone any good. Let’s just stick to the facts, evidence, numbers, strategies, and all the brilliant ideas we can come up with to fix this mess together!
Yes, certainly the Family Courts need investigation, and the processes, and groups among and affiliated with them! But where to begin? Judges in The Family Courts in Harris County Houston, Texas are elected; therein is part of the problem. Criteria for thier involvement or a seat on the bench is minimal. For example: they are rnot required to posess much understanding of human psychology. And the psychologists they hire and which willingly involve themselves with the courts, such as the diabolical Edward G. Silverman, Phd for example, are little more than court whores. Read Whitworth v Whitworth to see how Silverman slithers around with his words and drops words into his reprts that inflame to riot. Yet in more than 18 years he has not been banned from this process. I could not argee more that the processes of custody must incorporate elements that protect everyone involved, even abusers. I do not support the death penalty. I do not support the denigration of one parent by another or the system for that matter. Humanity has been on this Earth long enough for human beings, well educated, to understand human behaviors. But it still seems to be a political and/or an emotional thing where outcomes are concerned. Feminism needs to look at itself too as it has been a part of the problem for the past 25 years. A Child needs both parents if at all possible and it communities too.
Thanks for your comment Mr. Gartner. Is it safe to say that you’d join us in requesting an investigation?
Oddly enough Battering runs about equal betwen the genders. Id indeed it is true that batterers get custody 70% of the time it is because the system itself is a manipulator as is a batterer. Thus it cannot recognize itself among the peoples who come before it.
And then we have that famous phrase ‘protective’ mothers… When has anyone ever used that term for a father among those who affiliate themselves with this article? Yet we have mothers who abuse and this runs about equal to the abuse children suffer from fathers. Thus this article is sexist and the organizations mentioned here are sexist as well. I know from experience with Justice for Children that it is a sexist organization.
One might be led to think all men are sexual predators!! Gosh how did we make all those kids?