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In our early morning post, we alerted you to a proceeding in New York Family Court today where a rogue, rude and racist judge, Gerald Popeo was prepared to issue an arrest warrant and jail term against Dr. Leon Koziol.
Leon is a parental and civil rights advocate who was deprived of his daughters, reputation, law licenses and much more in retaliation for his whistle blowing and court reform activity over the past decade. Somehow Leon survived the latest attack, this time largely due to a removal (transfer) of his recently filed state court action to federal court by the New York Attorney General. Click here for details.
That action, Leon Koziol, individually and on behalf of Child “A” and Child “B” v State of New York, Judge Gerald Popeo, Support Magistrate Natalie Carraway and others in New York Supreme Court was removed to federal court this week due to substantial federal constitutional questions raised in the 26-page complaint filed on August 7, 2019. Such removal in domestic matters is extraordinarily rare given all the routine federal case dismissals due to deference practices to state court. Review the complaint by clicking here: (Koziol Complaint Dated August 7, 2019)
We may not get another opportunity to make overdue precedent for shared parenting, an end to Title IV-D debtor prisons, and proper recourse for parental alienation. Consequently we need you to spread the word about this case and join us in a rally in favor of federal justice and a protest to remove Popeo from the bench. Check out the shocking public censure issued against him by the New York Judicial Conduct Commission here: (Utica city court judge Popeo censured).
A tentative date of September 26, 2019 has been set for a march beginning at the Oneida County Courthouse to City Court in Utica, New York. It will pattern the successful Parent March on Washington which we sponsored with a police escort down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington D.C. this past May.
Call Parenting Rights Institute at (315) 380-3420 or contact Leon directly at (315) 796-4000.
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At 9:30 a.m. on Friday, September 6, 2019, an upstate New York city judge somehow assigned to the family court case involving a prominent civil rights attorney will issue an arrest warrant to incarcerate him on a fraudulent child support debt. It is expected to occur at the Oneida County Family Court in Utica, New York.
Civil Rights Advocate Leon Koziol has been exposing corruption in divorce and family courts for over ten years after a stellar career as a civil rights attorney. It led to the destruction of his professional career and father-daughter relationships in retaliation for his whistle blowing and court reform activity.
Among those abusing judicial office to execute on a concerted effort to discredit this principled crusader is Utica City Judge Gerald Popeo. He caused a warrant and “shoot-on-site” threat by a traffic cop last year. It resembled the police murder of Walter Scott in South Carolina on April 4, 2015, an African-American father shot dead five times in the back unarmed while fleeing a child support warrant.
As a result, Dr. Koziol filed a civil rights case against Popeo and his co-conspirators in New York Supreme Court on August 7, 2019. Popeo retaliated by ordering a sheriff deputy to serve a summons to appear for a child support hearing despite $35,500 in support payments never credited by the state support collection agency.
The goal here is simply to use child support as a pretext to punish Dr. Koziol with incarceration to avenge his supposed involvement in a judicial misconduct hearing against the same Judge Popeo. Here is the famous Footnote 1 of the New York Commission on Judicial Conduct decision of February 12, 2015 regarding Popeo’s shocking conduct while in a judicial robe:
It was alleged that after a court session had ended, respondent (Popeo) asked the lawyer, who is African-American, if the lawyer knew what black people from New York City call black people from upstate New York and when the lawyer responded in the negative , (Judge Popeo) replied, “Country Niggers.”
A hearing judge appointed to hear the evidence found that this did happen. However the Commission which did not hear the evidence decided that it was the only one of the many instances of serious misconduct which was too “50-50” to use against Popeo. He was represented by a white former state judge. The prosecuting attorney recommended removal but the Commission decided on a mere public censure.
You cannot change the spots on a leopard, and because Popeo was allowed to resume the bench as a repeat offender, he was assigned in bizarre fashion as “Acting Family Court Judge” on Dr. Koziol’s support and custody cases in February, 2018. He quickly denied all contact with Leon’s daughters and proceeded to orchestrate grounds for support incarceration in retaliation for that censure.
Leon responded with the state court civil rights lawsuit. Letitia James, New York’s first African-American Attorney General then became Gerald Popeo’s defense lawyer by operation of law. This now creates the unprecedented situation of a “New York City black” in Popeo’s category referring to “upstate blacks” as “country niggers.” At the time of Popeo’s racial slur, Letitia James was the Public Advocate of New York City.
In a highly unusual move, Ms. James filed a removal notice this week which immediately transferred Dr. Koziol’s civil rights case to federal court. The removal notice is reproduced here and provides the first major victory for aggrieved parents seeking to hold state judges accountable for constitutional and human rights violations in federal courts.
Such courts routinely dismiss domestic cases out of deference to state court “expertise.” Soon we will know whether this racist judge issues his arrest warrant and jail order against this model dad and parent rights advocate who sacrificed everything for his precious daughters and parental justice in these courts.
The removal places an automatic restraint on the state court proceedings until a federal judge can rule. But it is expected that this rogue, rude and racist judge will press forward regardless. You can keep up with Leon’s crusade by contacting him directly at (315) 796-4000.
Enough of the insanity! Let’s finally pull together and support Dr. Leon Koziol in this vital cause to protect parents legally residing in America.
This video is being made viral to end the use of gender slurs such as “dead beat dads.” That slur was used repeatedly by social media comedian Terrence Williams in a recent attack on Congressman Joe Walsh, another liberal politician promoting a candidacy for president. The threats, violent displays and vulgar insults have set new lows in American politics.
Here Parenting Rights Institute Director and civil rights advocate, Dr. Leon Koziol commends the entertainer, but calls on him, Congressman Joe Walsh and President Donald Trump to make parents great again. After referencing our Parent March on Washington this past May, he asks the three to help end debtor prisons and human rights violations in our nation’s divorce and family courts.
Help us spread the word with this video.
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Dr. Koziol was invited last week to address a fathers’ rally at the New York State Capitol in Albany. Unfortunately he was unaware of the event until contacted by Glen Svoboda only a few days beforehand. Although Leon has been preoccupied with new projects and a recently filed court action to challenge court corruption, he was able to make time at the last minute to attend. The speakers were many, some from distant states, and several attended our Parent March on Washington this past May 1, 2 and 3.
As a result. Leon was added to the speakers list near the end. There were many lengthy presentations, war stories and lectures. More than half the crowd had left by the time Leon got to the podium. It was a hot Saturday afternoon, August 17, 2019 and all surrounding government buildings were closed. Very few pedestrians were around to draw interest. Only Spectrum showed up to cover this event.
For this reason we have to exploit social media to get our message of reform and accountability public. This video was made by one from our group who attended this event. Help us spread the word.
Thought of the Day:
Acting like she cares so much about children, Hillary should really focus her efforts on helping to fix our Family Courts and all the of the harm they’re doing to families before worrying about the rights of non-American citizens.