Most scams, such as sub-prime mortgages and email scams, victimize adults. But custody scams victimize children. When government fails to protect children it throws open the doors to private contractors—lawyers and clinicians—who enrich themselves at the expense of children. (More about this child and the mother who tried to protect her appears below.)
Monday, May 21, 2012
Mary Kennedy: Death by Court-ing
Mary Richardson Kennedy hung herself last week, reports Mail Online: "Court records show that as well as battling with debts and depression, she was also fighting a losing battle with her estranged husband as he relentlessly built a case against her in their custody battle.
"The son of the late Sen Robert F. Kennedy, he filed temporary restraining orders against Mary that a Westchester judge signed on March 28, April 19 and again last Friday, documents show.
"He also filed an order of protection last September and got another judge to hold her in contempt of court later that month, according to the Post."
At other times, the article reports, he praised her as "extraordinary," but he used the court to control her by filing multiple restraining orders. He tried to get full custody of the children by claiming she was unfit while he publicly replaced her with his actress girlfriend, Cheryl Hines.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2146356/Mary-Kennedy-death-Robert-Kennedy-Jr-reveals-ex-wifes-life-long-struggle-depression.html#ixzz1vV6bPz4Q
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About the mother and child pictured at the top
She is one of countless children in Rhode Island subjected to severe emotional and physical trauma by Family Court when it helps abusive parents to maintain control over their families after divorce. When she turned 18 in 2007, she gave the Parenting Project permission to publish her picture on behalf of all children who have been held hostage by Rhode Island custody scams.
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