Proposed by the National League of Fathers, Inc. a rally in Washington is needed to send a message that we have had enough of the corruption of our parents and children in divorce and family courts. Yet another victim contacted us today after learning that his life threatening condition was traced to the abuses sustained in his divorce case.
It’s not the first time we’ve sponsored a rally in D.C. But numbers are required to make a real impact. You will not get justice typing on keyboards from the comfort of your homes, spending free time at bowling allies or pontificating at coffee shops. What Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders have shown us is that the people have gotten sick of our establishment.
That includes these courts. Our children have been turned into a trillion dollar industry with caring parents as collateral damage. We must demand change now and become a pivotal force in this year’s elections. An Anti-Corruption rally is the answer. Your help is critical to make this happen. Contact us at (315) 380-3420 to get involved !
For more information, a highly compelling report was recently made public here at Leon Koziol.com and it has gotten record views. Readers have demanded this rally and we are responding with today’s announcement. However we are volunteers operating on donations, and your assistance is crucial for us to follow through.
Our report (Parenting Rights Institute) was submitted to select groups and government agencies on the subject of a crisis developing among families victimized by divorce and custody processes. It discloses widespread abuses in courts across America which are now at epidemic levels. It can be downloaded at the following link: https://www.scribd.com/doc/309595636/Custody-Court-Dysfunction
You may also contact us at any of the following:
Mail: Parenting Rights Institute; P.O. Box 8302; Utica, New York 13505
Office telephone: (315) 380-3420
The opening segment of this report is provided below:
An Epidemic of Mass Proportion Suppressed by Government and Bar Associations Across America: Vital Funding Request to Advance Shared Parenting, Nationwide Reform and Justice in Divorce and Family Courts.
Dr. Leon R. Koziol
Parenting Rights Institute
Utica, New York
“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”
From the Film
Tears of the Sun
featuring Bruce Willis
Future generations will look back on today’s domestic relations courts and be amazed at how truly barbaric they once were. A scheme of laws and processes derived from feudal equity doctrines has been retained which features loving parents engaged in brutal contests over their offspring in a public arena. A winner-take-all battle for custody leads to overregulation of families by the state and marginalization, alienation or outright extinction of one fit parent from the children’s lives. Anal investigations of the combatants’ backgrounds by self serving advisors incite further controversy to last a lifetime. It is a spectacle reminiscent of the Roman Coliseum.
No person or entity has ever been able to achieve a comprehensive study of the vast detriment which this archaic custody and support system has had upon our society. Any such effort would assuredly be stymied by the beneficiaries of a lucrative child control industry. However common sense dictates that our nation could be well served with sweeping reforms here in our least scrutinized branch of government. We can put a man on the moon, split atoms, engage artificial intelligence and achieve vast breakthroughs in medicine but remain unable to extricate family courts from their nineteenth century practices. This public initiative aims to do exactly that.
In recent decades, medical and psychiatric journals have identified various syndromes to explain diverse human illnesses. Post traumatic stress and parental alienation are examples limited to the symptoms of a far greater epidemic, a devastating silent killer depicted here as Custody Court Dysfunction. This report focuses not only on the symptomology of family suicides, homicides and psycho-somatic illness but the legal framework which produces the dysfunction. It seeks to establish a task force of legal, medical, social and religious experts to devise a joint remedy, to grow a movement that ends an alarming level of abuse caused by needless conflict and forensic referrals. I have described it as a trillion dollar operation akin to the tobacco and drug industries.
Typically studies are committed to non-legal experts to explore remedies for emerging social ills. Few reach the exclusivity of court operations that are highly protected from accountability. Indeed other professions benefit greatly from the aggravated harm created by these courts. In his book, After the Madness, former (convicted) Chief Justice Sol Wachtler of New York explains that judges are trained to think as gods. In United States v Cossey, 632 F.3d 82 (2nd Cir. 2011), a federal judge, Gary Sharpe, went so far as to discover a human gene without scientific support to sentence a man to a six year prison term. Reversed on appeal and removed from the case, he was cited for his omnipotence and damage to the reputation of our judiciary. The list goes on.
This report is drafted with personal experiences to lend credence and a sense of urgency to this public initiative. The text and footnotes alternate between first and third person usage so that the reader can better identify with the author as a parent victim and in his professional background. I am also seeking financial support behind a national organizing and speaking tour before impacted constituencies. These include veterans, military families, public safety officers, civil rights groups, family associations, chambers of commerce and high profile figures. This tour will focus on our two principal goals for bringing civility to America’s domestic relations courts:
1) Promotion of shared parenting laws in place of the antiquated custody scheme, and
2) Demand for transparency and accountability in a self regulated family court system.
About the Author
Leon R. Koziol, J.D. is a lawyer placement consultant for intellectual property firms and a civil rights advocate who practiced law in federal and state courts for more than 23 years. His achievements include legal precedent and six figure recoveries for victims of government abuse. All the while, he was self trained, generating a perfect record of acquittals in criminal jury cases. He received community service awards including dedication plaques on a new city courthouse.
Dr. Koziol’s civil rights work earned him interviews on the CBS Program 60 Minutes and front page of the New York Times, among other major media. A published book was discussed on CNN and his candidacy for United States Congress was a headline story in 2006. After years of complex litigation against high profile law firms, he secured final judgment in state Supreme Court invalidating the largest casino gaming compact in New York on constitutional grounds.
In education, a Juris Doctor degree was conferred by Northern Illinois University, College of Law with an award from the American Bar Association in State and Local Government. Leon received a Bachelor of Professional Studies degree from the State University of New York, and upon graduation, he joined the management team of a Fortune 500 manufacturer, later serving as a corporation counsel, school attorney and city councilman with a focus on risk management.
Various awards and scholarships round out his background in public service and government. Published achievements on-line include Patterson v City of Utica, 370 F.3d 322 (2nd Cir. 2004)($333,820.32 jury verdict); Oneida Indian Nation v Oneida County, 132 F. Supp. 2d 71 (NDNY 2000)(casino challenge-landowner rights) and Koziol v Hanna, 107 F. Supp. 2d 170 (NDNY 2000)(successful free speech challenge to mayoral gag order). His first thriller-romance novel, Voyage to Armageddon, was published in 2014 and is available at major bookseller sites.
As a trial attorney and public advocate, Mr. Koziol exposed official misconduct at all levels of government, making him a predictable target of retribution. When he turned his focus to abuses inflicted upon parents in family courts, the retributions escalated within his profession after more than two decades of unblemished practice. It compelled him to seek recourse before the New York Moreland Commission on Public Corruption .
Due to overwhelming demand for Dr. Leon Koziol’s newly released report, Custody Court Dysfunction, we are not able to fulfill all the inquiries by direct response, nearly 1,000 in a single day. Therefore a download option is now available below.
We have been contacted by parents, service providers and court victims from around the country anxious to use this expert report in their litigation and personal matters. It provides a crucial insight on how the system operates to harm you, how an unsuspecting public is duped into hiring lawyers and filing petitions in court only to have their lives, children and families irreversibly damaged.
Custody Court Dysfunction is a newly disclosed condition which has reached epidemic levels. Based on decades of involvement in custody, divorce and civil rights litigation, Dr.Koziol has published this report to demand accountability and overdue reform in these courts. Be a part of it. Get your copy now.
Needless divorce and family conflict are ruining America. Self-representation, education and mediation are vital options.
By Dr. Leon R. Koziol
Most people view judges as honorable office holders committed to justice, equality and all that other good stuff we read about in civics class, as it should be. But behind the robes, in the recesses of chambers and among discreet exchanges in restaurants, bars and golf courses across America, there is often quite another set of characteristics at play.
Bias, coercion, deal-making and outright crimes are taking place which violate all manner of ethics. And in our nation’s domestic relations courts, such corruption is taken to the next level under a pretext of family confidentiality, thereby concealing the misconduct and protecting a trillion dollar industry built on needless conflict.
A chaotic process has resulted, one that a Supreme Court Justice once described as a “Kangaroo” operation, In re Gault, 387 US 1, 28. The victims are left with no real remedy because judges have legislated for themselves a rule of absolute immunity unlike the rest of us when we violate the law or public trust. The people have never consented to this rule.
Accountability is thereby undermined. Judicial commissions remain political or overwhelmed so that vast numbers of legitimate complaints are simply tossed to the curb. This is the way a self-regulated branch of government retains false esteem. If a judge renders an edict, it is considered sacrosanct. The loser must have done something wrong.
But think again. New York’s ex-Chief Justice Sol Wachtler was imprisoned for federal crimes during the nineties. He was charged with stalking, extortion and other sick conduct involving the child of his mistress. He even directed court staff to harm the license of the lawyer assisting her in tracking down the perpetrator, Wachtler himself.
In his book, After the Madness, Sol Wachtler explains that judges are made to believe that they are gods. Such deep rooted convictions do not disappear. Judges have been impeached by Congress for lesser things such as an abuse of contempt powers and non-criminal behavior. But that is a rare and sometimes politically motivated event. (See Video – New York Honors High Court Criminal)
The problem becomes epidemic when such corruption finds its way into divorce and family courts. In the infamous “kids for cash” scandal, two Pennsylvania judges were convicted of bribery charges after committing minors to detention centers built by contractors for kickbacks. It resulted in 4,000 reversed convictions and wrongful incarceration of American youth.
Other examples include New York Supreme Court Judge Gerald Garson, convicted of bribery and corruption of judicial office. He was caught on camera accepting a $9,000 bribe from a divorce lawyer in chambers to fix a custody case. Had the mother not sought out the FBI, she would have lost her children for something less than most contested divorce retainers.
A concerned parent must now wonder how many such bribes are never discovered across the states. You would think a criminal conviction would lead to corrective behavior. But in shameless fashion, Judge Garson served less than minimum time due, in part, to the many references from his colleagues.How was any precedent or example made? Here’s what the New York Times had to say about it:
“It was news that confirmed every sneaking suspicion, every paranoid fantasy of anyone who had ever felt wronged in a divorce court.”
One colleague, Thomas Spargo, was convicted for soliciting a $10,000 bribe from a lawyer facing a personal divorce. The money was needed for legal fees to defend ethics charges. Does it get any sicker, bribing money from lawyers and litigants to get a judge out of an ethics prosecution?
Kathleen Kane, Pennsylvania’s Attorney General, was prosecuted for a grand jury leak and suspended from practice prior to her trial by the state’s Supreme Court. Two of its members have resigned due to a selacious scandal in the highest chambers of a state court (exposed by Ms. Kane).
Then there’s the Michigan Judge Wade McCree whose case defied all manner of ethics. He admitted to adulterous sex in chambers with a litigant mother while presiding over her case. He was removed from the bench for all sorts of misconduct only after the affair (with pregnancy) was confirmed. The father, placed on a tether for support arrears during this affair was denied recovery by a federal appeals court in 2014 on grounds of judge immunity.
While the list goes on, it begs the question: how can you trust our current system? How can you not be concerned when another custody judge was removed from the bench for admitting to sexual misconduct on his five year old handicapped niece (my own custody judge), see In re Bryan Hedges, 2013 NY Slip Op 02773. This judge held numerous child sessions in chambers without the parents allowed in.
In Morin v Tormey, 620 F. Supp.2d 353 (NDNY, 2009), the same judge and his chief judge were made liable for “political espionage” against a handicapped judge. Because the victim was a court clerk, judge immunity did not apply. Is it such a reach to conclude that the same administrative judge is conducting “political espionage” on litigants he favors or dislikes?
So why are we excluded from such a lawsuit? Ominously the incidents are growing. At its core, the public has been fed an overdose of propaganda behind a custody award for countless disputes involving children. Shared parenting is being crushed in nearly every state by bar associations which have cultivated this gold mine.
The establishment’s preferred framework is not so complicated despite chapter and verse. Custody is awarded to the parent who can best destroy the other in a barbaric contest reminiscent of the Roman Coliseum. Aligned family spectators cheer or cry, and the government band plays on while suicides become commonplace.
When you stop to think, it really is a barbaric process for a nation which styles itself as a civilized one. The collective challenges to our schools, communities and law enforcement are mind-boggling. The public has been duped into believing that custody wars are normal. And judges blame the parents in the end after all the lawyers are paid.
Politicians will condemn needless medical procedures that tax our health care systems. They attack an over-medicated population with costly programs even though government is its biggest drug supplier. Yet they turn a blind eye to these barbaric courts. Why are they being so protected despite overwhelming evidence of their devastation to the people served?
So do yourself a favor. Invest $300 in an education program offered by the Parenting Rights Institute. Comprised of a lecture by a family law expert and a six part reading program, it provides standard court forms and sample material for self representation and controlling lawyer fees. Referrals can also be obtained along with vital information with this program.
Stay out of divorce and family court whenever possible. Explore options such as mediation and cooperation. You never know if a Gerald Garson might be assigned to your divorce case or a Bryan Hedges to interview your children in family court chambers. Look up the program at www.parentingrightsinstitute.com or call the office at (315) 380-3420
OFFICE OF LEON R. KOZIOL, J.D.
1518 Genesee Street
Utica, New York 13502
TO: ALL MEDIA AND INTERESTED PARTIES
DATE: November 17, 2010
FROM: CIVIL RIGHTS ADVOCATE LEON R. KOZIOL
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
In what may be described as the most sweeping challenge to date upon our nation’s draconian child control laws surrounding Title IV-D of the Social Security Act, New York Civil Rights Advocate Leon R. Koziol, J.D. has filed a comprehensive test case in United States District Court in Albany, New York. Named in the action are judicial and law enforcement officials, including New York’s Chief Justice and Unified Court System. The lawsuit, served upon select parties this week, takes aim at “custody” and “child support” laws which alienate children from their parents as part of a government money generating scheme. A 39 page, 24 count civil complaint sets forth the manner in which lawyers and forensic agents feed off of manufactured controversies in domestic relations courts to harm parent-child relations and the financial stability of mainstream households. According to Koziol, it is a process which is harming the productivity of an entire nation.
Until his public stance against the legal profession in recent years, Mr. Koziol enjoyed an unblemished 23 year career as a constitutional rights attorney. His accomplishments include six figure jury verdicts on behalf of race, gender and free speech victims. In 2004, he secured a final judgment in New York Supreme Court declaring unconstitutional the operation of the largest casino in that state. He has appeared on the CBS Program “60 Minutes”, New York Times and CNN, among other national mediums. The current action provides a startling look at the manner in which government actors are suppressing free speech, due process and the People’s liberty interests in childrearing. Mr. Koziol is seeking similar victims of courtroom abuses to join this action and transform it to class action status. Support is needed behind his sacrificial cause on behalf of “parents similarly situated”. As the holiday season approaches, Mr. Koziol hopes to target family preservation issues and the scheduling of a national parenting rights convention.
August 16, 2010 – Version 3.0 has just been made public. (See Prospectus)
Here is a nice write up on the DC Family Preservation Fest 2010 from our good friend Daniel Weaver at Examiner.Com