A highly decorated police officer was slain in Brooklyn earlier this month. A loving father and 22 year veteran of the force, Peter Figoski was shot in the face at close range by a repeat criminal offender. The Parenting Rights Institute and National League of Fathers, Inc. would like to take a moment aside from our work on behalf of oppressed parents in our nation’s domestic relations courts to pay tribute to Mr. Figoski and his grieving family. In doing so, we also recall his police and fire colleagues in the City of New York who sacrificed themselves in a similar effort to save lives and overcome terrorist crimes on 9/11.

Officer Figoski, age 47, left behind a wife and children. Unfortunately many other officers gave themselves up in similar fashion during domestic incidents fueled by oppressive and discriminatory divorce, custody and support laws. In one small upstate county alone, a police investigator took his life and that of his ex spouse moments after exiting “child support” court, leaving three minor children without their mom and dad. A mother took a knife to the throat of her divorcing husband and was sent to prison for 13 years with no child contact. A father shot his boy in front of state police in a domestic stand-off, and a decorated war veteran was killed on duty as a sheriff deputy only months ago in a similar domestic stand-off.

Contemporaneously, a purple heart soldier sought our assistance to defend against support incarceration. He attempted suicide after months of failed contact due to the license retaliations described elsewhere on our site at In eastern New York and New England, a mother drove her children into the Hudson River and a father burned himself alive in front of a Family Court to protest these same laws. Clearly, these “welfare” entitlements have reached their breaking point simply because our judges continue to turn a blind eye to rampant discrimination, oppressive treatment and needless removals of children from their natural parents.

It is time to join our movement to save good fathers and their children from those who feed off of marital demise and childrearing issues. Needless controversies are manufactured by greedy and unethical lawyers. Reform efforts such as those promoted by Dr. Leon Koziol of this Institute are crushed by the bench and bar beneficiaries of this multi-billion dollar industry. We must take back our courts and parenting dignity before the current dysfunctional system causes further havoc upon our productivity, health and moral fiber as a nation. Contact us at (315) 796-4000. Rest in peace good fathers. You are not forgotten!

December 20, 2011                                                                Dr. Leon R. Koziol, J.D.
New York, New York                                                              Parenting Rights Institute

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