Monday, June 6, 2011

Requesting an Attorney Ad Litem in Texas

When it comes to a child’s voice being heard, an appointed Attorney Ad Litem may be a better option when getting to the truth about previous or ongoing neglect and abuse rather than relying on Child Protective Services or your “run of the mill” family lawyer who only wishes to line their pockets.  The caution here is that your typical Texas Judge, who wishes to keep abusive parents with children, may appoint a buddy of theirs to support their agenda on your case.  Parental oversight is advised.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Judicial Incompetence or Innocent Oversight – Victim: Anna Jansen Weber

Dispite the other mishaps throughout this case, did Judge Randy Catterton of Tarrant County 231st District Court err in not fully analyzing the reasons why a court appointed Psychologist discontinued their sessions with a father and son due to them being uncooperative, and out of nowhere, magically began to cooperate when a Social Worker became assigned?

Monday, May 23, 2011

Judicial Tolerance for Abusive Behavior in Tarrant County, TX. is Evident

Historical evidence of abuse and neglect continues to not receive serious attention throughout Tarrant County, TX. and the rest of the state.  With all that gets presented to local Police, Child Protective Services and the Courts, a blind-eye is the response given and abusers are allowed access to their children despite the inference of abuse or neglect recurring again.  The Nickele case within the 322nd is a prime example of judicial tolerance for abusive behavior.  Compiled for your review, the ignored facts:

Sunday, May 22, 2011

TX. DFPS/CPS Continues to Fail Families and the Texas Legislature is to Blame

Deaths from child abuse and neglect in Texas soared 31 percent to 280 last fiscal year, according to the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.  The largest increase was seen in Houston and Harris County, where child deaths from abuse or neglect rose 90 percent from 2008, according to the department's annual Data Book.  By San Antonio Express-News, News / The Dallas Morning News Robert T. Garrett, Published 05 March 2010 09:16 AM 

The Oak Point man accused of fatally shooting his 10-year-old daughter on Christmas Eve had been investigated repeatedly by Child Protective Services, and police believe he was probably drunk when he fired the shot, according to officials and court records.  By LOWELL BROWN / Denton Record-Chronicle, Published 29 December 2009 10:06 AM

Child Protective Services caseworkers spend too little time with abused children's families to properly evaluate risks in the homes, according to an internal review of Houston cases that was released Monday. By Robert T. Garrett, Published 15 December 2009 02:32 AM

Dakota Valkyrie writes on April 2nd, 2010, 08:31 AM - CPS has four reports on file regarding the mother, spokeswoman Marleigh Meisner said.  In March 2007, a report of neglectful supervision and physical neglect was filed involving the one child she had then. Investigators reported finding no neglect.  In July 2009, she was reported for medical and physical neglect and neglectful supervision. This time, investigators found "reason to believe" the report. She then had two children, records show. "They were offered family services," Meisner said. In December, CPS received another report of neglectful supervision. That report was recorded as "unable to determine." On March 9, CPS received a report of physical abuse of the 3-year-old. That report was being investigated when the child died, Meisner said.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Tarrant County's Inability to Recognize Abusive or Neglectful Conduct

Four months ago, Ms. La-ong Nickele was aggressively pointed to and overbearingly addressed as “YOU” come here!!! by Judge Nancy Berger of Tarrant County, TX.  After Ms. Nickele came out of chambers 15 minutes later, Ms. La-ong Nickele said that one of the last questions Judge Berger asked was, “Where is the child now?”  La-ong responded, “With her dad.”  The Judge said, well that’s good, she needs to be with her dad.  This was an odd and very biased thing to say, especially not being able to know the full facts of the case…and even if Judge Berger did know what was being alleged in the Temporary Protective Order at the time of their meeting that day, it would still have been a biased thing to say.  Review the Protective Order for yourself at:  Maybe we shouldn’t be surprised after Judge Berger said, “…that her primary concern was “The protection of the family unit...” in a Re-Election Campaign Bio.