My newly released book entitled, Whistleblower in Paris, is now available in hard copy. Electronic versions will be available in coming weeks. This is a human rights odyssey based on a true story. It has great promising for court reform purposes. The educational content alone is worth many times the price.
It also features the highly unique intrigue of a litigation attorney who took a stand against his profession to expose court corruption. His interactions with victims across the country and human rights groups overseas provide added adventure to make this literary work anything but a monotonous text. You will not get this extraordinary information elsewhere.
My book can be ordered on this site, http://www.leonkoziol.com, by making a contribution of $30 to our cause. That’s the whole price of this reality course on divorce and family courts. It includes shipping and handling. Your credit/debit/ pay pal purchase will automatically provide your address for mailing an autographed copy. Get your head start now. My e-mail for more details is firstname.lastname@example.org. Due to a high volume of communications, I will respond more quickly to direct phone contacts. The book’s back cover summary is provided below.
My newly released book entitled, Whistleblower in Paris, is now available in hard copy. Electronic versions will be available in coming weeks. This is a human rights odyssey based on a true story that has promising success. The educational content alone is worth many times the price. It also features the highly unique intrigue of a litigation attorney who took a stand against his profession to expose court corruption. You will not get this extraordinary information elsewhere.
This book was a herculean task after many months of hard work. My experience in the publication process has resulted in valuable insight for your own autobiography or litigation ordeal. I was successful in a federal lawsuit against a book publishing subsidiary in 2006 for its deceptive practices. This is proof that any would-be author is highly vulnerable to predatory firms. I offer a professional service to help you navigate effectively and economically through it all.
My book can be ordered on this site, http://www.leonkoziol.com, by making a contribution of $30 to our cause. That price includes shipping and handling. Your credit/debit/ pay pal purchase will include your address for mailing of an autographed copy. Get your head start now. My personal e-mail for more details is email@example.com. Due to a high volume of communications, I will respond more quickly to direct phone contacts. The book’s back cover summary is provided below.
Every day we see the dire consequences of a civilized society getting out of control due to a continuing erosion of parental rights. Such rights precede those cemented in the Magna Charta and American Constitution for a good reason. They’re not mentioned in those venerable documents because their framers properly treated our duty to rear our own children as a natural right originating from the beginning of humanity itself.
And we’ve been doing it for centuries upon centuries against odds much greater than we face today. Yet, apparently, we still don’t have it right according to a growing number of self-appointed experts. Who are these so-called experts, do they have any children of their own, can they cite parenting experience of a meaningful kind (not a substitute), and why are they obsessed with placing state and child authority over that of the real moms and dads?
It begs the ultimate question, is there a more profound reason for this obsession? Okay, there are certainly those out there who raise their children poorly. But is that any reason to generalize them to the vast majority who parent properly in an increasingly complex society? Is it all part of that New World Order we keep hearing about, Hillary Clinton circa 1990s and her long forgotten book, It Takes a Village (to raise our children)?
Today that “village” takes on a number of new faces that include communism, socialism, crime infested neighborhoods and fringe groups rioting for obscure causes. School districts constitute yet another “village” that is being targeted as children are programed to adopt evil ways like never before. Here we present such evil featured in a July 16, 2021 headline story in the upstate New York Observer Dispatch.
A 17-year old girl was murdered in unprecedented fashion when her lover set up a video of the incident after a concert they attended. It reproduced a graphic scene in his car raping and stabbing this girl to death and then posting that video on-line. Even the gruesome remains were included in his premeditated production. Although convicted and sentenced to life behind bars, the sicko left behind family victims to endure a murder conceived in hell itself.
As parents struggling to protect our children from such an unimagined evil and its tentacle-like expanse, how do we come to grips with this? You would think that the victim’s family suffered enough from it all, but their torture persisted when a local prosecutor shared those videos across state lines with national documentary organizations and even social media. According to the article, that family was compelled to bring a federal lawsuit against that prosecutor.
The 2019 murder trial is long concluded but the public inquiry is not. Questions abound such as the source of this conceived atrocity. Has the freedom to interact with bad elements in our schools and communities become a child’s right over the will of protective parents? And that brings us to the “trillion” dollar question: How do we protect our children at any age from this kind of heinous behavior? Well, here’s how the “experts” are answering us:
According to Maura Priest, a “candidate professor” at Arizona State University, “parents should lose their veto power over children going trans.” Parental supervision somehow became a veto power with deference to be given to children as young as six years of age. According to the relevant medical journal article first published on June 8, 2021, our government should defer to children’s wishes once it decides that they are “informed and competent.”
That defies the very definition of children. Why is anyone giving the time of day to this “candidate professor?” In another article in Buzzfeed published on July 10, 2021, staff writer Asia McLain writes that “People Are Revealing The Single Hardest Lesson For Parents To Learn About Raising Kids. And There’s So Much Truth Here.” Her subheading states: “You have to parent the kid you have, not the one you want.” She then goes on to enumerate her advice on how we should essentially comply with an inverted order of child rearing.
In prior posts here at http://www.leonkoziol.com, I warned of this New World Order and its agenda of institutionalizing parenthood much like education was over time. But maybe it was treated as fringe or futuristic. Well it’s too late for that conversation now because this scary trend is upon us. Our government is looking more and more like communism and tyranny every day. We’re just not taking this trend seriously enough, like it’s going to disappear all by itself.
I continue to trace much of this highly censored phenomenon to our highly lucrative divorce and family courts. This is where we are told that our government acting in the “best interests of our children” before they bankrupt us in a needless contest over that almighty and antiquated custody title. Meanwhile, this New World thinking has been breeding suicides, murders, and domestic violence for decades, yielding such freaks as the killer of that 17-year old girl.
This is why we can never let our guard down as parents, even those of us alienated by this ever twisted court system that values lawyer profits and federal incentive funds over the true interests of our children. To that end, I have completed a book manuscript which will be published soon and available on various national book sites. It’s titled Whistleblower in Paris to document my horrific ordeal as an aggrieved parent and civil rights attorney.
Unfortunately I learned that the publishing industry can be as corrupt as the family court industry. But with a newly signed publishing contract, I can now offer an advanced hard copy of my new release with a contribution of $30 on this site. Postage and handling costs are included. Your name and address will appear with your credit card payment and an autographed copy will follow. Electronic versions will not be available for another two months.
The concluding segment of this book documents the poetic justice achieved when perpetrators of my ordeal suffered their own misfortunes. The prosecutor above was one of them after he failed to indict my ex-secretary for crimes committed in my former law office in an outside scheme to target my license and discredit my stellar record. Two weeks prior to the headline news regarding the family’s federal court lawsuit, that prosecutor, Scott McNamara, announced that he would not be seeking re-election after twelve unchallenged years in office.
Educate yourself to the realities of this parenting epidemic and the intrigue which can dominate any effort to reform a corrupt court system. Order your book now and spread the word as part of your civic obligation to circumvent the censorship of this valuable site and its vital message. For more information on how you can help our cause, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’ve been doing it since the beginning of humanity, centuries upon centuries, raising our children against odds much greater than we face today. Yet, apparently, we still don’t have it right according to a growing number of self-appointed experts.
Okay, so there are a small percentage out there who are raising their children poorly. But is that any reason to generalize them to the vast majority who parent properly in an increasingly complex society? Who are these so-called experts, do they have any children of their own, can they cite parenting experience of a meaningful kind (not a substitute nanny or relative), and why are they obsessed with placing child authority over that of the real moms and dads?
These are only some of the questions that must be answered before these gurus can be allowed to troll for more legitimacy. Their pontifications for profit are only doing more harm than good as readers are duped into following their diverse advice. It’s all part of this New World Order, Hillary Clinton and her 1990s book, It Takes a Village (to raise our children).
Today that village takes on a number of new faces that include communism, socialism, crime infested neighborhoods and fringe reform groups rioting for causes they do not even understand. School districts constitute yet another “village” that is being targeted as children are programed to adopt evil ways like never before.
As parents struggling to protect our children from this evil and its tentacle-like expanse, how do we come to grips with the kind that appeared last week in a headline article of my local newspaper in upstate New York? It featured a federal court lawsuit brought by a victimized family against a county prosecutor who sent out gruesome photos of a staged teen murder to national documentary groups like CBS 48 Hours and even social media.
As the July 16, 2021 article goes in the (Utica) Observer Dispatch, this prosecutor, Scott McNamara, disseminated crime photos across state lines that showed a 17-year old girl in the process of being raped and stabbed to death by her boyfriend after returning from a concert. Even the bodily remains were included among those photos in an apparent attempt to gain national attention without official purpose.
The murderer was convicted in 2019, but that does not end the public inquiry. Where does this kind of twisted, murderous conduct originate? How does a young lover concoct such an elaborate and premeditated homicide with the sadistic pleasure of publishing his photos on the internet? And where does an adult prosecutor, a parent himself, find the audacity to disseminate such photos without so much as a motion for a limiting court order?
The answers are not yet in because the lawsuit is in its infancy, but you would think that the victimized family who commenced it had suffered enough. And that brings us to the “trillion” dollar question that we all face as parents: How do we protect our children at any age from this kind of heinous behavior? Well, here’s how the “experts” are answering us:
According to Maura Priest, a “candidate professor” at Arizona State University, “parents should lose their veto power over children going trans.” Parental supervision somehow became a veto power with deference to be given to children as young as six years of age. According to the relevant medical journal article first published on June 8, 2021, our government should defer to children’s wishes once it decides that they are “informed and competent.”
That defies the very definition of children. Why is anyone giving the time of day to this “candidate professor?” But that’s just the opening act to this scary trend. In another article in Buzzfeed published on July 10, 2021, staff writer Asia McLain writes that “People Are Revealing The Single Hardest Lesson For Parents To Learn About Raising Kids. And There’s So Much Truth Here.” Her subheading states: “You have to parent the kid you have, not the one you want.” She then goes on to enumerate her advice on how we should essentially comply with an inverted order of child rearing.
In prior posts here at http://www.leonkoziol.com, I warned of this New World Order and its agenda of institutionalizing parenthood much like education was over time. But maybe it was treated as fringe or futuristic. Well it’s too late for that conversation, because it is staring us in the face now. Our government is looking more and more like communism and tyranny every day. We’re just not taking these trends seriously enough, like it’s going to disappear all by itself.
I continue to trace much of this highly censored phenomenon to our highly lucrative divorce and family courts. This is where we are told that our government acting in the “best interests of our children” before they bankrupt us in a needless contest over that almighty and antiquated custody title. This contest leaves the same children devoid of college funds. Such New World thinking has been breeding suicides, murders, and domestic violence for decades, yielding such freaks as the killer of that 17-year old girl.
This is why we can never let our guard down as parents, even those of us alienated by this equally twisted court system that values lawyer profits and federal incentive funds over the true interests of our children. To that end, I have completed a book manuscript which will be published soon and available on various national book sites. It’s titled Whistleblower in Paris to document my horrific ordeal as an aggrieved parent and civil rights attorney.
Unfortunately I learned that the publishing industry can be as corrupt as the family court industry. But with a newly signed publishing contract, I can now offer an advanced hard copy of my new release with a contribution of $30 on this site. Your name and address will appear with your credit card payment and an autographed copy will follow by mail. Electronic versions will not be available for another two months.
Educate yourself to the realities of this parenting epidemic and the intrigue which can dominate any effort to reform a corrupt court system. Order your book now and spread the word as part of your civic obligation to circumvent the censorship of this valuable site and its vital message.
A July 9, 2021 article in the New York Post presents a grim picture of how our veterans are treated in divorce and family courts here at home. You might recall the ordeal of Thomas Ball, a Vietnam veteran who protested the seizure of his children by an overzealous child protection agency. In 2011 he burned himself alive on the steps of a New Hampshire family court with a manifesto of sorts left behind which graphically depicted his persecution at the hands of abusive judges and agencies. Unlike the world headline, self-immolation he was endeavoring to emulate in Morocco, nothing came of his protest. They merely washed his ashes into a sewer.
Now, ten years later, comes the story of James Gonedas, a three-tour Iraqi war veteran who was stripped of his overnight “parenting time” (they still call it “visitation”) due to a call he made to a veteran hotline. He made this call to vent his frustration over the mistreatment he was experiencing in a New York divorce court. A Judge Erica Prager of Nassau County Supreme Court on Long Island had been adjusting the time spent with his five and seven year old children from a flexible schedule to the standard every-other-weekend period for fathers. Due to Gonedas’ job as a nurse in a Covid unit at Stony Brook Medical Center, this meant that he would lose more time with those children.
The ex happened to be on the VA hotline list as next-of-kin, so she promptly reported the call to her attorney who, in turn, did so to Judge Prager. According to the story, this caused an order removing overnights for our American war hero without a hearing and without any such request from the mother. The victimized father then went public with the outcome stating that he will never again call the hotline to vent his private frustrations. This can only increase the stress and pressure this veteran was already under. The loss of time with one’s children cannot be understood unless experienced first hand.
However this is only another step in the downward spiral which leads ultimately to permanent alienation between father and child. The standard weekend schedule is a product of antiquated custody laws derived from a time when moms stayed home to be child caregivers and fathers worked to support both mother and child. This antiquated schedule is also locked in to preserve the influx of federal Title IV-D funding to the states (to the tune of billions of dollars annually). The custody battles that result also make for a gold mine in fees for lawyers and service providers. Shared parenting legislation has been routinely crushed with the influence of bar associations and special interest groups because it would eliminate the need for naming a “custodial parent” as a condition for receipt of federal child support incentive grants.
None of this was mentioned in the article or by the lawyers for either party. Give one of them credit, however, the lawyer for Gonedas, who took on the judge and demanded her removal from the case. Attorney David Mejias was quoted as follows:
“What the judge did was make a contentious matter that had been resolved by the parties and created a dysfunctional situation that is resulting in a lot of litigation that neither party can afford,” Mejias told The Post. “This is an egregious case where a judge abridged my clients’ rights to impose her own view on the visitation they should have.”
He added, “This is such an affront to a guy who is an American hero.”
Attorney Mejias may not know it yet, but he is now on thin ice. If he persists in his criticism of this lucrative court system, he will be targeted and eventually destroyed professionally and personally. His adversary made the stock reply simply that his client remains committed to “the best interests of the children.” However that is pure nonsense because the report to the judge by both lawyer and mother (“custodial parent”) was nothing more than a litigation tactic to maintain permanent control of the children while reducing the other eventually to a throw-away parent useful only for his so-called “child support” money (“so-called” because there is no accountability requirement for expenditure).
The Nassau County Supreme Court has been a hotspot of controversy in recent years regarding the conduct of various matrimonial judges. In the Gonedas case, the Office of Court Administration gave no comment other than the remedy of appeal. But that is nonsense also since such orders are deemed nonfinal and therefore beyond the subject of appeal by appellate judges who routinely defer to the ones below who preside over such cases. Appeals are also not a realistic remedy on cost alone effectively leaving a single trial judge as the Supreme Court of the case.
The Gonedas case is a prime example of the way in which divorce and family courts defend their gold mine while suppressing the truth on how parental alienation is achieved through unscrupulous and lucrative custody tactics. As a victim myself to a much greater level, I have published alarming reports, lobbied Congress, filed precedent seeking litigation and sponsored multiple events in our nation’s capital in an attempt to bring justice and reform for parent victims such as James Gonedas. My new book release entitled Whistleblower in Paris highlights my ordeal and the realities of divorce and family court which I was forced to expose after 23 years as an unblemished civil rights attorney.
These realities have resulted in a new organization which hopes to fill the void of window-dressing commissions that do little to hold judges accountable. A nonprofit corporation with 501(c)(3) tax exempt status pending, this entity will solicit, receive, investigate and report on lawyer and judicial misconduct with follow-up reports to appropriate federal and state agencies. At present, our board, officers and supporters are seeking start-up funds for this costly but overdue entity that we have named the Citizens Commission Against Public Corruption.
Kindly consider a donation for this purpose on our site here at http://www.leonkoziol.com. Also, if you know of a potential donor or major benefactor who might be interested in our mission, an Organization and Business Plan is available. Please spread the word.
Since the new book release, Whistleblower in Paris, was announced on June 28th, orders have already come in for an autographed hard copy priced at only $30. It includes posting, shipping and handling in addition to production costs. But the content itself is far more valuable. Obviously there is no financial motive here as any balance will be applied to reforms.
Author Leon Koziol applies his thirty years of litigation experience as both a trial attorney and targeted parent to make this a very credible read for all persons victimized in our nation’s divorce and family courts. But this book goes further to expose shocking misconduct in other courts as well.
With such alarming disclosures, it is no wonder that the retaliation was so unconscionable as to force this whistleblower to seek asylum in Paris.
Now for the five reasons:
This book is the first of its kind, taking the reader behind the scenes of the courtroom to discover what really goes on in judge chambers, including the exploitation of parents, families and children to create lawyer jobs, inflated fees and court revenues;
You can spend thousands, even millions of dollars in litigation courts fighting over your children or you can learn how to keep that money by avoiding these courts altogether. That alone makes this book one of the best buys on any market. It gives real life ordeals of parents who spent that kind of money and lost custody or child contact anyway;
Even if you’re not affected by these courts, you probably know someone who is, a mom or dad who needs to be shaken up to modern day realities or lose everything in the process. Given the suicide and murder rates arising as a consequence of oppressive custody laws, you could well save a life or at least the pain and suffering they cause;
This book is based on a true story with carefully documented events supported by more than 60 footnotes of cases, news stories and child fatalities. It is not an indictment of our justice system or legal profession but a reality check on that part which is most concealed from accountability. You will have it all at your finger tips to explore at your leisure;
Hopefully this precedent-setting literary work will motivate parents across the country to take charge of their destinies rather than surrendering their inalienable rights to a service providers’ goldmine.
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Dr. Leon Koziol is a human rights advocate who practiced law in federal and state courts. After earning his Juris Doctor degree in 1985, he dedicated the next thirty-five years to securing justice for diverse victims. His successes included jury verdicts, substantial recoveries, and precedent opinions. In 2004, he obtained a judgment invalidating the largest casino compact in New York. He also earned appearances on 60 Minutes, front page of the New York Times and other media.
In 2010, Leon took a conscientious stand against his profession for its abuse of parents in divorce and family courts. A victim himself, he soon exposed misconduct among jurists, lawyers and service providers who were promoting needless conflict for profit. Severe harm to children was treated as collateral damage. Incredible retributions followed, but the seizures of professional licenses, income capacities and father-daughter relations only increased his resolve for justice.
Nationwide efforts then expanded to include lobby initiatives, speaking events, a march down Pennsylvania Avenue under police escort, and a vigil at the Capitol for the lives lost to a corrupt system. All were ignored, adding support for George Floyd activists who declared that peaceful protest was ineffective. It also lent substance to a tactic of killing the messenger in the form of a “shoot on sight” warrant for child support and a survival mission that nearly cost Leon his life.
The shocking story which follows is a testament for whistleblower protection everywhere.
When Alec Baldwin published his 2008 book, A Promise to Ourselves, his goal ostensibly was to reform our nation’s broken divorce system. But as quickly as he entered the fray, he abandoned the movement altogether. For a whistleblower, it was a disillusioning exit because he crushed the hopes of divorce victims throughout the country who shared a similar vision but lacked his star power.
In the years since, divorce and family courts have continued to exploit an antiquated legal doctrine known as parens patriae to assume control over countless children. It has resulted in an epidemic that is harming society in ways never before imagined. Parents have been separated from their offspring through mandatory custody classifications that needlessly pit moms against dads, parents against the state, to maximize lawyer fees and incentive grants under federal entitlement laws.
As a parent victimized by this zealously protected system, civil rights attorney Leon Koziol took a stand against his profession by exposing this epidemic with nationwide reform efforts. It led to unconscionable retributions in the way of license suspensions, seizure of parent-child relations, law office closures, and even child support warrants orchestrated to punish a whistleblower of court corruption. Combined persecution over many years led to a near death experience in 2020.
Our story here begins when this attorney-dad flies to Paris for asylum before one of those warrants could be executed. There he meets Linda, a similarly persecuted mom who was shielding her son from harm in a fixed custody case. Also subject to an arrest warrant, Linda invites Leon to her secluded villa on the French Riviera. Lively exchanges follow at seaside cafes and exotic sites. Romance also blossoms, relieving unbearable anxieties, but their fugitive status soon catches up.
Early chapters orient the reader to the intricacies of judicial retaliation through victim ordeals and the author’s unique history which makes him a natural for whistleblowing activity. This is the story of great moms and dads who want the best for their children despite separation. But these courts are forcing them to war over those children yielding collateral damage that is highly concealed. Hence, any accountability must come from the prism of foxes watching the chicken coop.
For your autographed hard copy, make a $30 donation on this site. Include your name and address in the spaces provided unless already disclosed on your credit card. You should receive the book in 7-10 days. Cost includes production, shipping and handling. Nominal profit goes to promoting parental rights. Our office number is (315) 380-3420.
Just shut up and pay YOUR child support! It’s a familiar insult which presumes that only one parent has any such obligation and that both parents cannot be trusted to set up their own arrangements free of state supervision. Given the complex society of today, the better assumption is that the state is ill equipped to raise our children and that a nation founded upon a limited government will no longer tolerate its abuses of power.
The euphemistic term “child support” has been conveniently exploited to build a giant bureaucracy focused more on revenue generation and service fees than the “best interests” of our children. Just place the child on top of the state tank and you can crush the rights of the people, even convincing parents to “happily” surrender the ones applicable to their offspring. It’s a tactic used by Adolph Hitler to build one of the greatest war machines in history.
Widespread declines in moral, family and religious values can largely be traced to this surrender. The word combination “child support” has been effective in drowning out the truth about a corrupted process that invites self-serving jurists to tread increasingly upon our most basic rights. These include our fundamental liberty interest in childrearing, Troxel v Granville, 530 US 57 (2000) and guarantee of procedural due process, Turner v Rogers, 564 US 431 (2011).
An ominous dissent in the latter case by Justice Clarence Thomas should have all of us alarmed. He bucked the court’s majority by declaring that the due process safeguards required of a support contempt proceeding undermine the state’s interest in a more vigorous enforcement process. This represented a grave departure from reality when taking a deeper look at the draconian enforcement practices that have caused joblessness, homelessness and premature deaths among support debtors.
Such practices have not only “undermined” support capacities, but they have forever ended “child support” in countless cases. Three exemplary deaths over the past decade, Joe Longo, Thomas Ball and Walter Scott, are all that is needed to show the absurdities of the Thomas opinion. Taken together with other victims, it is clear that we have an epidemic underway, one that “shocks the conscience of a civilized society” in violation of substantive due process as well, Rochin v California, 342 US 165 (1953).
Government today is actually manufacturing bad parents through its “custody” and “support” mandates under Title IV-D of the Social Security Act. This is the federal funding law that rewards courts by the number and size of support orders they issue and satisfy. Apart from the inherent bias that this has created, the imbalance has yielded a crowd of silent or walking dead, victims of murder, suicides, false charges and domestic violence, others that await justice that never comes.
Police Investigator Joseph Longo was so traumatized after exiting support court that he used a common kitchen knife to commit a murder-suicide at the former marital home. It left four children without both parents and taxpayers with a $2 million lawsuit debt, Pearce v Longo, 766 F. Supp. 2d 367 (NDNY 2011). The court predators kept pounding him with protection orders, support intercepts and career damage without considering the breaking points of their targets.
You should’ve just shut up, Joe, and paid YOUR child support.
Then there’s Thomas Ball, victim of an overzealous child protection agency who sat down one day on the steps of a New Hampshire courthouse to protest family court abuse. But this was no sit-in, no “occupy court” mission. He poured gas over his head and burned himself alive. We cringe at the extreme pain he must have suffered before and during this holocaust. In the end, there was no national coverage, no court reforms, they merely washed his ashes into the sewer.
You should’ve just shut up, Tom, and paid YOUR child support.
Finally we bring you Walter Scott, a black father shot dead five times in the back. He was killed, unarmed, by a white cop while fleeing a child support warrant at a traffic stop. Unlike other BLM victims, this one was not involved in any criminal activity. It was a civil debt, and our government was now killing for money. This obvious fact is never mentioned in the ongoing George Floyd protests because “child support” is the holy grail for feminists and man-haters.
You should’ve just shut up, Walt, and paid YOUR child support.
Even in necessary cases involving absentee parents or public charges, there is little or no accountability for tax-free, support checks used for drugs, partners or vanity excesses. Most contemptuous are the cases where child support is exploited as a tactical weapon for a custody award that inevitably leads to severe parental alienation. Here the one dutifully paying “child support” is, in reality, paying the state to take his children away. Even then, sadistic alienators are not satisfied until their children are brainwashed to hate the other parent.
This author’s ordeal is one such case that features a high school teacher, Kelly Hawse-Koziol.
The easy way to avoid this “inconvenient truth” is by detracting from it, i.e. “Just shut up and pay YOUR child support.” Support judges say this without mouthing the words by trashing procedural protections and crafting evidentiary substitutes to expedite a desired outcome. Examples are too numerous but include such fictions as “imputed income” and a substandard level of proof. This star chamber process ignores the right of a “noncustodial” parent to finance a separate home for the same children. It also ignores the horrific collateral harm.
Nowhere is an accounting made of the working parental arrangements upended by this custody and support mandate found in the funding laws.
Such collateral harm does not discriminate. It includes a white mom who drove her children into the Hudson River rather than surrender to a custody and support order. A similar derangement caused another to heinously murder her two-year old girl resulting in a conviction and jail term that will never bring back the child (see Gabriella Boyd Foundation). A black mom in Philadelphia went further. In an overnight rage, she purchased a gun and killed both her children and their dad.
The child victims are particularly heart-wrenching. There’s Kyra Franchetti and Thomas Valva whose young lives were lost to mentally disturbed fathers. An Albany (NY) Times Union story on October 13, 2020 revealed that a child protection agency suppressed 725 child death reports over a decade. This is shocking but not really when considering Governor Andrew Cuomo’s suppression of nursing home deaths currently under investigation. Such tragedies omit the live victims torn apart by court proceedings needlessly protracted by greedy lawyers.
This author was subjected to a sixteen year battle over “child support” which induced the “custodial” mom to brainwash his precious daughters in relentless fashion. This went unheeded by the courts despite the lack of any abuse report or unfit finding and despite father-daughter experiences that would be the envy of most children. Over 40 trial level jurists were assigned to his family proceedings with many removed for misconduct, a national record by most accounts and the price to be paid by a judicial whistleblower.
This is not just a public policy issue or a lack of judicial accountability. It is a growing crisis that has caused more deaths than the coronavirus pandemic. It was the theme of our 3-day Parent March on Washington in 2019, a peaceful protest featuring a lobby initiative, expert speakers, a march down Pennsylvania Avenue under police escort and a concluding vigil for those lives lost to this unjust system. Its goal was to obtain congressional hearings and a Justice Department investigation. But it achieved nothing, only more evidence for BLM to justify violence. Peaceful reform is no match for the gold mine which this system has viciously protected.
If you wish to learn more about this author’s unprecedented ordeal as a judicial whistleblower, consult the many posts at http://www.leonkoziol.com or his 2017 book, Satan’s Docket, soon to be updated with more graphic retributions. You might also be interested in a DVD film entitled “Crisis” based on a true story. It features a triple storm of whistleblowers who take on the DEA, academia and the drug industry as common victims. They illuminate the kind of retaliation exposed here.
Due to the censorship of this vital message, it is critical for readers to make it viral for the benefit of parents, children and families everywhere. The author may be reached at (315) 796-4000 or email@example.com.
Only hours ago from the time of this publication, a jury in the Derek Chauvin murder trial found the defendant police officer guilty on all counts for the death of George Floyd on May 25, 2020. A 9-minute video of this murder left no doubt that justice had to be done for a horrific, racially charged incident witnessed the world over.
However, while protesters and family victims applaud the outcome in Minneapolis today, a highly contrasting one must be recalled in the murder trial of Michael Slager in 2016. He was a white police officer who shot another black man, Walter Scott, dead five times in the back while fleeing, unarmed from a child support warrant discovered at a traffic stop. It occurred on April 4, 2015 in North Charleston and was caught on camera by a concealed by-stander.
That horrific video, like the George Floyd one, also went viral worldwide and touched off a wave of protests across the country. Despite all that, the murder trial resulted in a hung jury after a single white juror claimed he could not “in good conscience” join the other jurors in a unanimous guilty verdict. It was a sad outcome no doubt influencing the much wider protests and anxiety surrounding the Derek Chauvin trial five years later.
Fortunately with justice denied in a South Carolina state court, justice was ultimately achieved one year later in federal court when Michael Slager pled guilty to multiple counts resulting in a 20-year sentence. The family had previously recovered a $6.5 million civil settlement in connection with the same incident, yet these events did little to avert the carnage which followed in multiple locations.
When these racially charged murders are chronicled in various reports, Walter Scott is often omitted. Child support injustice is never addressed. Yet this victim was not chased down and killed for the commission of any crime. He was gunned down because he was unable to satisfy a money debt. But because child support is the holy grail for feminists, that crucial element is downplayed. Is our government now killing for money? It is a further sad commentary on the draconian enforcement practices that have also killed countless parent-child relationships.
Indeed, in my home town of Utica, New York, a police investigator exited child support court in September, 2009 after his guns were confiscated, protection orders were issued and his career permanently tarnished by a divorce needlessly inflamed by such practices. He promptly entered the former marital home to commit a murder-suicide through the use of a simple kitchen knife, leaving four children without a mom and dad. The family obtained a $2 million settlement against the taxpayers in the case of Pearce v Longo, 766 F. Supp.2d 367 (NDNY 2011). Yet no one blamed the family court system and, to date, no reforms have occurred.
Diverse victims and the public generally rely on qualified civil rights attorneys to expose judicial corruption. They comprise a tiny group yet to be acknowledged as judicial whistleblowers. This is because retaliation is severe and common. As one such victim, I issued reports, exposed clear misconduct, filed precedent-seeking cases, and sponsored reform efforts across the country. At the Walter Scott funeral I addressed national media, Al Sharpton and Congressman James Clyburn regarding the needless conflicts caused by federal Title IV-D funding. My efforts were rewarded by severe harm to my health, law practice, and father-daughter relationships.
You can learn of my horrific ordeal throughout this site, http://www.leonkoziol.com and in my 2017 book, Satan’s Docket. In short, like the white lawyers who were brutalized down south during the sixties for their courageous stands against racial injustice, I was subjected to similar brutality. It is long past the time when such sacrifices are given similar recourse against the perpetrators of hate crimes upon people everywhere.
President Joe Biden’s new commission to study an overhaul of our Supreme Court met for the first time today, April 16, 2021. According to a New York Times story by Charlie Savage, that commission will now explore changes well beyond an increase in the number of justices proposed by a group of lawmakers yesterday. This is a positive development given the political motivations behind the expansion plan which has already crashed and burned.
That does not mean the idea of an expanded high court should be dismissed altogether. As I urged in yesterday’s post, it simply means that any such proposal should be based on merit, one that places the interests of aggrieved citizens over the categorical ideologies of the current nine-member bench. Leaders on both sides of the aisle wisely recognize that the Supreme Court must not be transformed into a political institution, however implausible that may be.
To that end, the legacy of Susan B. Anthony may be instructive. This famous leader of the women’s rights movement was arrested in Rochester, New York for the crime of voting in the 1872 elections. She asserted the newly adopted Fourteenth Amendment as her justification. Her criminal case went to trial the following year before a presiding justice of the Supreme Court named Ward Hunt. He was born in Utica, New York, my home town, during its heyday as a thriving industrial hub. After serving as its mayor, he was appointed chief judge of New York’s high court before being nominated to the Supreme Court by President Ulysses S. Grant.
At the time, justices of the Supreme Court presided in both trial and appellate capacities among various federal circuits. So bizarre was this practice that when I first learned of it in the Anthony case, I immediately believed that she was tried before a justice of the state supreme court which, unlike all other states, is the trial level court in New York. Ward Hunt deliberated in a way that might shock today’s conscience, but then again, startling parallels can be made to modern day courts when I revisit my ordeal shortly as a persecuted civil rights attorney, aggrieved parent and judicial whistleblower.
Judge Hunt essentially conducted a star chamber trial. He used Anthony’s unsworn statements at the arrest scene as testimony against her while refusing to let her take the stand, directed the jury to find against her, and even issued a guilty opinion prepared prior to opening statements. He ordered her to pay a fine of $100 which she refused and then failed to incarcerate her as a consequence so that no appeal could be taken to the full Supreme Court. Such egregious deprivations of due process were not rectified until 1895 in the case of Sparf v United States which prohibited judge verdicts in place of the jury in criminal cases.
The effective merger of trial and appellate courts did not end until the circuit courts of appeals were created by act of Congress in 1891. There are currently 13 circuits with justices ranging in number from the First Circuit in Boston with six to the Ninth Circuit in California with twenty-nine. They all operate with 3-judge panels that decide most appeals and full court, or en banc review, for high profile matters. A loser in a panel appeal can petition for full court review, but it is rarely granted (much like the petitions denied by the Supreme Court). This two-tier process of appellate review assures that all properly filed appeals will be heard.
The current proposal to expand the Supreme Court from nine to thirteen is merely an increase in number, a bureaucratic exercise bent on avenging President Donald Trump’s conservative appointments. It does not assure that more cases will be heard and may even reduce the high court’s capacity when more justices delay outcomes through complex opinions, i.e. unanimous, majority, plurality, concurrent and dissenting. To be truly beneficial for the people served, that proposal should incorporate the two-tiered circuit court structure which has proven effective for many decades. A thirteen member Supreme Court, for example, could feature four three-judge panels with a chief justice focused on administrative duties.
The Susan B. Anthony trial was known for its positive impact on women’s suffrage, but it also helped shape a better court structure for the delivery of justice. So outraged was this defendant by the miscarriage delivered to her that she openly defied the orders of a Supreme Court justice, including a fine that was never paid. We look back today with great admiration for her courageous stand. However when a similar one is taken by reformists and whistleblowers of modern times, retaliation is common with the typical reputation damage that comes with it. By killing the messenger, corruption thrives in all branches of government.
Therefore the Biden Commission must take a hard look at judicial immunity doctrines and compensation of whistleblowers for the wrongs committed against them. My ordeal is exemplary. Like the Susan B. Anthony criminal case, my family court process featured judge verdicts on child custody and support with no jury at all. I was directed to cease making objections by one judge, Daniel King, which compelled me to exit and waive my rights to testify. After his disqualification, replacement Judge James Eby, forced the litigants and their paid attorneys to make a 160 mile round trip from Utica to his Oswego courthouse to receive a decision that had already been completed.
Ironically the appellate courtroom in Rochester named after Susan B. Anthony is the same one where my law license was first suspended for the stand I took against the Ward Hunts of today. Don’t let my sacrifices be in vain. Help us in our cause to reform our nation’s broken justice system. Share this post with media, public officials and aggrieved litigants. Make a donation here at Leon Koziol.com or call our office at (315) 380-3420. I can also be contacted directly at (315) 796-4000. E-mail option is firstname.lastname@example.org.