Sunday, May 20, 2012

The Sedgwick County Witch Hunt For Cecillia Aarnold

Cecillia Aarold will have a Jury Trial tomorrow, May 21, 2012, at the Sedgwick County Court House, 9th Floor at 9:00 AM
Cecillia Aarnold needs court watchers to attend. The charge is two counts of interference with parental custody. This is a one day trial and Cecillia will be found either guilty or not guilty. If found guilty the sentence is approximately 2 years in prison.
Cecillia's parental rights were wrongfully terminated by the Sedgwick County DA. After the termination, Cecillia accidentally ran into her daughter at school. The Sedgwick County DA was notified and is now charging Cecillia with parental interference. This is the same DA that fails to prosecute child rapists and gives them probation so they can go rape other children. Just this last week, a local babysitter, 33 years old, duct taped the mouth and hands of an 18 month old child and was given probation. Local photographer, Henry Nelson, raped a child and the DA decided to make a plea deal and gave him probation in exchange for his computer... Protective parent's rights are being terminated by this DA when they report their child is being abused.
I really admire Cecillia... the DA wanted a guilty plea and offered her probation. Cecillia refused the probation as her parental rights were terminatd wrongfully, running into her children and saying hello shouldn't be a crime, and if there is any punishment to be had (which there isn't)..Cecillia has already suffered through this whole ordeal.
The Sedgwick County DA has wasted our tax dollars prosectuting Cecillia Aarnold. It's been a crazy witch hunt, including going all the way to Texas to extradite Cecillia back to Wichita where she spent 12 days in the Sedgwick County jail. Reminds me of the homeless man who stole a $2 hotdog and sat in jail a couple months waiting for his trial . Wasted Tax Dollars!
The Kansas WatchDog has been covering Cecillia's story, you can read the history here and watch the videos.
If you can make it to court tomorrow, please contact Cecillia by phone and email.
Phone 817-797-7588

Friday, May 18, 2012

FY2012 Sedgwick County Has Filed 370 CINC Cases YET the State Shows 327 Children Removed

For FY2012 through March 31, 2012, The Sedgwick County DA has filed 370 CINC Cases YET the State only shows 327 children in Sedgwick County were removed.
Where are the 43 missing children?  Maybe the State would like to say this is another typo by the State like the toddlers that were taken from their parent's custody for truancy two years in a row.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Karen Williams VS Cheryl Powers And Judicial Corruption

Fight for Daughter Could Change Law in Kansas

Posted on: 6:18 pm, May 15, 2012, by Tess Koppelman,

Topeka, Kan. — A mother said her daughter was taken away from her and she’s never been allowed her day in court to fight for her child. The woman’s story has now inspired lawmakers to look into what they can do to change the system.
Karen Williams finally had a day in court Tuesday, but it wasn’t the custody hearing she had hoped for. She went to the Kansas Appellate Court arguing that her constitutional rights were violated when a Douglas County judge removed her daughter from her custody all based on the word of a court appointed case manager. The case manager suggested to the judge that there was “probable abuse.”
“She’s never had to give any facts to back up these allegations,” says Williams, “and all I’m asking for is the right to come to court and defend myself.”
Williams and her husband say what’s actually going on is that they questioned the case manager.
“Anyone who challenges her she’s going to retaliate,” Williams says.
Her new husband Stan Williams agrees, adding that the case manager isn’t neutral, but instead, she “picks sides.”
“I’m not the only person out here who has experienced this,” Karen Williams adds, “case managers have no governing body, no one is looking over their shoulder except for the judge who put them there.”
Williams story has inspired some law makers to investigate the problem. Kansas Representative Joe Patton (R-Topeka) wants to change the law to require educational standards for case managers, and he wants judges to be required to have a hearing if there’s a dispute over child custody, instead of just signing off on case manager’s recommendations.
“It was never the legislatures intent to deny parties a hearing, especially involving children,” Rep Patton says, “so if one party or the other requests a hearing they should get that hearing.”
“I’m very excited the legislature is getting involved and are recognizing this is a serious problem,” says Williams.
Williams hopes a law change will help in the future but right now her focus is still on her own daughter.
“And I’m hopeful that its going to turn around here and we’ll get our day in court,” Williams says, “that’s what we wanted.”
Representative Patton says his bills were introduced so late in the legislative session there may not be enough time to get it passed now. But if he has to introduce it again next session he thinks it ought to pass pretty easily.


Mother speaks on case management bill

Posted: May 15, 2012 - 1:56pm

A mother fighting a Douglas County case manager's decision to severely restrict her contact with her daughter called a related bill passed by the Legislature this week "a great first step" but said more should be done to protect parents' rights.
Karen Williams previously had full custody of her daughter before a case manager appointed by the court to work with her and her ex-husband decided to limit her to one or two hours a week of supervised visitation at a Lawrence facility called The Farm. Williams stopped by the Statehouse on Tuesday after her case was heard in Alma by the Kansas Court of Appeals.
Williams says her rights to due process were violated when the judge allowed the new custody arrangement without giving Williams a full hearing to respond to any evidence for the case manager's decision.
"I still have parental rights, supposedly, but effectively I've been stripped of them," Williams said.
Williams has said that she is only asking for her "day in court" rather than allowing custody matters to be decided based on confidential conversations between judges and the case managers they have appointed.
"I think the biggest piece is the oversight," Williams said. "Case management needs more oversight — someone they're accountable to."
The measure passed by the Legislature, Senate Bill 304, seeks to establish that, to some degree. It requires that case managers carry some sort of professional license in areas like law, social work or psychology so they will have a licensing board to which parents can address complaints. Williams' case manager, Cheryl Powers, let her social work license lapse and is currently unlicensed.
The bill, the bulk of which pertains to domestic violence rather than case management, passed 116-0 in the House and 35-1 in the Senate with Sen. Terrie Huntington, R-Fairway, the only dissenter.
But before the bill passed, another exception was added to the list of who qualified to be a case manager — "a court services officer and have training in domestic relations cases as prescribed by the district court in which the case is filed."
That provision, which allows individual counties more flexibility, disappointed Williams' current husband, Stan Williams.
"(Case management) still needs more oversight, I think," he said.
Rep. Joe Patton, R-Topeka, has expressed a desire to push for stronger reforms of case management to ensure that parents who object to case manager recommendations are entitled to full evidentiary hearings.
But other legislators have advocated waiting to see what the appeals court does with Williams' case.
Andy Marso can be reached at (785) 233-7470 or mailto:andy.marso@cjonline.comFollow Andy on Twitter @andymarso.