December 17, 2014
Besides writing in this blog more often than is healthy, I’ve been helping a friend get through college after rearing her kids (the youngest is 15). She’s been away from the rigors of the classroom for 25 years. I’m her go-to guy for directions on comma placement, etc. My friend’s going to graduate soon with […]
December 16, 2014
Many if not most of the posts on this blog concern the absence of accountability in the restraining order process. Accusers lie, and so may judges. State law often designates lying in court a felony offense punishable by a term in prison, and there are ethical canons that prescribe how judges should behave. With regard […]
December 14, 2014
“The First Amendment is FIRST for a reason.” —Larry Smith, former attorney and indomitable muckraker A recent post on this blog revisited the case of Matthew Chan, author of ExtortionLetterInfo.com (ELI), whose appeal of a lifetime restraining order is presently under consideration by the Georgia Supreme Court. A verdict is anticipated within the coming month […]
December 13, 2014
Feminism may not know it yet, but 2014 will mark the year when patrons whose sympathies it has enjoyed for decades stopped taking a knee. There were intimations of a climate change last summer. An intrepid band of men’s rights activists staged an International Conference on Men’s Issues in June. Turnout was slim, MSNBC mocked its […]
December 11, 2014
“Politics, corporate bullshit—it’s all the same game of impression management.” —House of Lies What do political spin-doctoring, corporate PR, government-sponsored science, and judicial rulings have in common? Each is about impression management, the selective representation of facts to create a composite “truth” that suits a particular set of social, political, and/or economic imperatives. Pols and […]
December 9, 2014
The only complimentary thing this writer can find to say about attorney Zerlina Maxwell’s December 6 column in The Washington Post is—yeah, scratch that; it has no redeeming qualities. The editorial is not only intellectually callow but morally vacuous. Even its research and computations are careless. Ms. Maxwell’s piece concerns a story published last month in […]
December 7, 2014
Government statistics used to train police officers and judges are derived significantly from surveys, as discussed in the previous post. These surveys are represented as “science” but are in fact simply acts of collecting responses, responses that may be completely anecdotal (that is, unverified and most likely unverifiable). Interviewers ask questions, and volunteers answer. Some […]
See this post, especially, which summarizes much of what these topical editorials concern and may be of value to anyone desperate to explain to a family member, friend, significant other, teacher, spiritual adviser, counselor, employer, attorney, or journalist how s/he’s been wrongly represented and injured. Few people who haven't been abused by them know restraining orders are abused; fewer still how they’re abused or why.
Those with restraining order cases pending are prompted to consult the blog’s Q & A page. Corrections to its author’s interpretations and grudging knowledge, incidentally, are always welcomed.
Since laws concerning restraining orders, their implementation and customs, and different means to combat them can vary from state to state, visitors are also urged to investigate and familiarize themselves with the rules that obtain in their home jurisdictions.
They’re further urged to secure the counsel of a qualified, reliable, and ethical attorney if at all within their means (some do exist).
The restraining order racket is a rigged game that tends to reward inveterate liars and their invertebrate minions.
The truth won’t set you free.