Men are being forced
into jail by divorce because the system
is so bias towards women that they
are believed (even when lying and
vindictive) and men are not (even
when presenting hard evidence). Women
win the children, home, cars, money
and everything throwing the man out
on the street, even when he brought
the home into the marriage and has
a prenuptial agreement to prove it!
Chris Kennedy is
being prosecuted by a runaway judge
set on vengeance because Chris is
fighting (legally) for his rights
to his children, whom the state has
kidnapped, as happens immediately
to most fathers ACCUSED of anything
made up by an irate son to be ex-wife
who has financial and strategic gain
Chris was stabbed
by his wife and the charges were dismissed.
He has been fighting the good fight
without seeing his children for years
until recently. Now he gets only ONE
HOUR per week, supervised with them.
Yet his wife STABBED HIM and has sole
custody of he children!! How outrageous.
for fathers acquitted of assault
By Ethan Fry, Journal Inquirer Staff
Writer December 09, 2005
A six-member Vernon Superior
Court jury this week acquitted an
Ellington man, who has become a vocal
advocate for the rights of divorced
fathers, of charges that he assaulted
his 15-year-old son at his home nearly
two years ago.
The jury on Tuesday returned not-guilty
verdicts on four criminal charges
that had been facing Christopher Kennedy,
38, of 314 Jobs Hill Road.
The charges included a felony count
of risk of injury to a minor and misdemeanor
counts of third-degree assault, second-degree
unlawful restraint, and second-degree
The charges stemmed from accusations
that Kennedy assaulted his son, then
15, on Dec. 31, 2003.
The teenager told police that the
assault followed a dispute over the
ownership of DVDs, books, and an art
kit that he had packed to take back
to his mother's house. The teenager
acknowledged that he hit a car window
in anger during the altercation, swore
at his father, and took a step forward
to pick up items his father had thrown
on a porch.
He said he was then somehow knocked
to the ground and remembered his father
kneeling over him and holding him
down. The teenager said he reached
up and tore his father's shirt as
he got up, and that his father then
slapped him across the left side of
his face. He said his father again
pinned him to the ground until his
10-year-old sister pushed his father
The teenager said both his younger
sisters witnessed the entire confrontation
and were upset by it.
Kennedy told police a different story,
saying his son came after him, grabbing
him by his shirt collar and tearing
it. He said he grabbed his son's shoulders
to restrain him and that there was
a brief struggle during which they
both fell to the ground.
Both Kennedy's younger daughters told
authorities that they saw Kennedy
hit his son during the confrontation,
although one of the girls described
Kennedy and his son pushing each other
early in the confrontation, according
to a state trooper's affidavit.
The criminal case was just one of
several legal problems facing Kennedy,
who was charged with perjury in July
after authorities said he lied under
oath and fabricated evidence in an
effort to obtain a restraining order
against his ex-wife and custody of
their children. That case is pending
in Hartford Superior Court.
Kennedy also faces charges of custodial
interference in Enfield Superior Court.
In that case, he is accused of deliberately
keeping his children beyond the time
allotted for a visit.
Kennedy's legal tribulations began
during a bitter divorce and custody
dispute with his ex-wife, Leanna Putman
In a letter Kennedy sent to Gov. M.
Jodi Rell this week, and forwarded
to the Journal Inquirer, he said his
acquittal represents a victory for
fathers alienated by "the bad
side of divorce."
"When children are forced to
testify in criminal court, everybody
loses," he wrote. "I call
this a win for fathers and protection
for future families and children,
a positive outcome and an education
for the six people on the jury who
never saw the bad side of divorce.
"With this acquittal in Rockville,
and the Hartford case set to be dismissed,
I have two down and still one more
criminal case in Enfield to go,"
For years, Kennedy has been a vocal
critic of the way state judges handle
custody issues in divorces. He has
litigated a number of issues extensively,
often representing himself.
Sent: Friday, November 18, 2005
Subject: Kennedy case going to trial
My case is scheduled
for trial on November 29, 2005 at
10am at Rockville Criminal court,
20 Park Street, Rockville/Vernon
CT. Any and all support will
be greatly appreciated
Which one you
This is the
result of my complaint against Judge
Kaplan and why I have not been able
to see my three children for two
years. I am being charged
1. Risk of injury
to a minor
3. Breach of
This is from
an incident at my house with my
15 year old son where they are claiming
I hit him and pushed him to the
ground because he wouldn't listen
to me. Breach of Peace only
applies to public places not my
private home to give you a flavor
of the prosecution.
- A DCF investigation
and administrative hearing already found
that there was no abuse or neglect
and I was acting responsibly
as a parent with an aggressive teenage
order hearing found that this was
a case of a father disciplining
a child who refused to follow his
fathers rules. My son was
forced to testify and clearly stated
that he was not pushed to the ground,
he was not assaulted, he was not
hurt he was not afraid of his father, he
started the fight by hitting his
father for not letting him take
stuff from the house his mom had
told him to get. Judge Kaplan still
issued the restraining order.
is a registered Nurse, mandated
by the State of CT to report any
suspected abuse. She never
reported abuse, the School refused
to report this as abuse.
The mother went out of town to
a counselor in Massachusetts and
convinced him to report the abuse
- He waited 5 days Later.
(CT State law says 12 hours)
did not occur until 4 months after
the alleged abuse. Days after I
filed a complaint against Judge
Kaplan they issued a warrant for
my arrest and Judge Kaplan signed
a second restraining order removing
my daughters. It was blank with
no children listed and no allegations
of abuse. The judge granted
it specifically stating it was because
of my complaint against Kaplan.
-The State Prosecutor
in Enfield has stated in writing
that Judge Kaplan has called him
and other prosecutors in Hartford
and Rockville and was pursuing my
arrests and prosecution.
-I also have
transcript and evidence that judge
Kaplan fabricated documents and
drove them to Hartford prosecutors
to have me arrested. The arrest
warrant there clearly states that
judge Kaplan supplied all the documentation.
This judge Kaplan
is out for revenge and I fear I
am going to jail, my attorney will
sell me out due to pressure by the
judge and prosecution and because
of my aggressive fight against this
judge and the corruption in the
Please do what
you can to help, call any and all
State officials, Governor, Chief
State Prosecutor, my attorney...etc.
and express your concern.
For two years I have not rested
in fighting for parental and children's
rights, public outrage and
media attention is needed.
Jodi Rell 860-566-4840
Attorney Chris Morano 860-258-5800
Bureau - 860-258-5805
Kevin O'Connor 203-821-3700
Staff Kevin Rasch 860-524-7316
John O'Brien 860-290-9090 - Please
|Ellington man accused
of perjury in case involving custody
|By: Kym Soper, Journal Inquirer Staff
Writer July 01, 2005
|An Ellington man
who's been critical of how some judges
deal with child custody issues was arrested
Friday on charges he perjured himself
and fabricated evidence in an effort
to obtain a restraining order against
his ex-wife and custody of his children,
police and court officials say.
man, Christopher B. Kennedy, 37, of
314 Jobs Hill Road was arrested on
a warrant at Hartford Superior Court
on Friday after turning himself in
to authorities there, court officials
said. He was charged with perjury
and fabricating physical evidence,
Kennedy, a mechanical engineer, was
released on a $50,000 bond and is
scheduled to return to court on July
22, court officials said.
Kennedy is accused of making false
statements and omissions under oath
at Hartford Superior Court in March
2004 in order to obtain a restraining
order against his ex-wife and custody
of their three children, according
to the eight-page affidavit supporting
Obtained restraining order
Kennedy had obtained the restraining
order against his ex-wife in Hartford
court even though there was already
a restraining order in place against
him - it had been issued months earlier
by a Vernon judge, a fact that was
unknown to the Hartford judge, according
to the affidavit.
Kennedy was the subject of a full-page
article in the Journal Inquirer in
April detailing his two-year legal
battle over child custody. He has
also been interviewed on television.
He has aggressively filed appeal after
appeal in higher courts, and acted
as an advocate for a bill on fathers'
rights before the state legislature
The publicity led to the involvement
of high-level state officials investigating
whether there was any prosecutorial
or judicial misconduct in the custody
In a telephone interview on Friday,
Kennedy characterized the latest charges
against him in two ways - as retribution
by the courts for his vigorous fight
for shared custody of his children
and as a result of the recent directive
from Gov. M. Jodi Rell's office, where
officials were told to look into his
situation in the aftermath of the
publicity about his child custody
The investigation that led to charges
being filed against Kennedy on Friday
had been undertaken by Inspector Stephen
A. Kumnick of the Hartford State's
Kumnick began the investigation following
a request made a little over a year
ago by Vernon Judge Jonathan J. Kaplan.
Kennedy questioned the timing of his
arrest Friday, noting that it occurred
just one week after Rell's directive.
"I in no way intended to mislead
the judge, but there is a history
of abuse and violence, and I was concerned
for my children's safety," Kennedy
said, in defense of the perjury charge
According to the affidavit, Kennedy
and his ex-wife, Leanna Putman of
Enfield, filed for divorce in Vernon
Superior Court on April 16, 2002.
The following day Putman was charged
with second-degree assault based upon
a complaint made by Kennedy, the affidavit
Kennedy also applied for and received
a restraining order against his ex-wife
on that day, but the court vacated
the restraining order a week later,
and prosecutors dropped the criminal
charges against Putman on June 12,
2003, the affidavit said.
As part of the divorce agreement,
Kennedy and Putman were to have joint
custody of their children, but on
Feb. 4, 2003, Vernon Judge Edward
Graziani awarded Putman sole custody
and gave Kennedy "reasonable"
visitations rights, the affidavit
The judge also found Kennedy in contempt
on that date, saying he "willfully
disregarded" a previous order
allowing his children to have telephone
access with their mother, the affidavit
Other charges pending
Later that July, Kennedy was arrested
by Enfield police and charged with
three counts of second-degree custodial
interference in which he stands accused
of deliberately keeping the children
beyond the time allowed for a visit,
the affidavit said. That matter is
still pending in Enfield Superior
Meanwhile, back in Vernon, a judge
issued a restraining order against
Kennedy in January 2004, demanding
that he "refrain from imposing
any restraint upon the person or liberty
of Leanna Putman, refrain from threatening,
harassing, assaulting, molesting,
sexually assaulting or attacking"
her, the affidavit states.
The judge further ordered Kennedy
to refrain from entering Putman's
home, the affidavit said.
The order also applied to the children,
but visitation was allowed with the
two younger daughters while visitation
with his son was suspended, the affidavit
In December 2003 Kennedy had been
arrested and was accused of knocking
his teenaged son to the ground, holding
him down, and slapping him across
the face, an incident witnessed by
his two younger daughters, the affidavit
Kennedy still faces charges of third-degree
assault, second-degree unlawful restraint,
and three counts of risk of injury
to a minor in Vernon Superior Court
for that incident.
In March 2004 Kennedy gave sworn testimony
in Hartford Superior Court that was
false and misleading in order to override
the Vernon judge's custody and restraining
orders against him, the affidavit
That testimony led to the latest charges
against him of perjury and fabricating
Kennedy had submitted a sworn statement
to the Hartford judge seeking custody
of the children, claiming his ex-wife
and her boyfriend were physically
abusing them, the affidavit said.
He also claimed that Putman had continually
harassed him over the last eight months
at his home and work in violation
of an active protective order, the
In his sworn statement, Kennedy mentioned
the Vernon court's 2002 arrest and
restraining order against Putman in
detail, alleging that she stabbed
him with a knife and ran over his
foot with a car, the affidavit said.
But he failed to mention in the document
that the court dropped those two matters,
the affidavit said.
On the basis of Kennedy's sworn statement,
the Hartford judge issued a restraining
order against Putman and awarded Kennedy
temporary custody of the three children,
the affidavit said.
The order was delivered to the children's
schools and Putman on March 18, 2004,
and on that date Kennedy removed his
daughters from school, the affidavit
He then tried to remove his son from
his school, but officials there would
not allow either parent to take custody
of the boy and called police, the
When the Hartford judge heard about
the incident later that day, the restraining
order against Putman was removed and
the matter returned to Vernon court,
the affidavit said.
The following day, a Vernon judge
issued a restraining order against
Kennedy, the affidavit said.
July 1, 2005
Thanks to a warning call from LT.
Fox, Commander of the State Troop
C in Stafford, CT, and some quick
emails, phone calls and HUGE help
by steadfast freedom fighters, risking
their jobs to meet me at the courthouse
and help processing.
myself in at 9:30 am this morning
and was released around 4pm.
The charges are
perjury and fabricating evidence for
filling out a Restraining order application
incorrectly over a year ago.
The Bail Bondsman
asked for $100,000, the prosecutor
asked for $500,000 - For perjury.
Bond was set at
$50,000 and I was able to post $3000
to get out.
three weeks ago the Governor's Office
sent a written request to investigate
my allegations of corruption and abuse
by the judges prosecutors, police and
DCF regarding my children and myself.
A copy of my complaint and the Governor's
request went to The State Police
Commissioner, The Chief State's attorney, The
Chief Administrative Judge and
the Commissioner for the Department
and Children and Families, DCF.
Three weeks ago the judge in the
Enfield criminal case granted my
attorney's withdraw after meeting
with him and the prosecutor in
chambers. For two years
I have been asking for a speedy trial
and this is the second time the judge allowed
my attorney to withdraw. Last
week a trial was scheduled -
with no representation.
This week, Monday, I filed
a motion in my case in Enfield, CT,
to dismiss the case based on malicious
and selective prosecution and produced
a transcript of the prosecutor lying
to the judge, with other ethical and
illegal accusations, asking what are
the facts for the charges in this
Tuesday Morning I met with LT.
Fox to discuss my complaint against the
State Trooper that arrested my son
and myself and refused to ever investigate
Tuesday afternoon I had a hearing
for the second criminal case, Rockville, asking
why I can't see my children, what
law are they relying on, why
won't they tell me the facts to support
the charges for the last year. Then
I filed three Appeals for the two
criminal cases and the family
Thursday the arrest warrant was
issued. I have just started
seeing my two daughters, 1 hour a
week supervised visits, after no contact for 16
months. The bond was set high
to shut me up and sit in jail for
the next 6 months, destroying
my job and ending all contact
with my children - according to a
state prosecutor to my attorney.
I was told the prosecutors and Judge
Kaplan want me "sacrificed",
that I will go to jail and never see
my children again for my complaint
against Judge Jonathan Kaplan.
Where is Justice?
Family Custody Case
Criminal - Enfield
Criminal - Rockville
Criminal - Hartford
DCF Charges Dismissed!
5 appellate court cases
2 Supreme court cases
See more at:
The Supervising State Prosecutor Chris
Parakilas of Enfield, CT criminal
court has submitted a written statement
confirming that Judge Jonathan Kaplan,
Administrative Judge of Rockville,
CT has contacted him multiple times
and instructed him to prosecute
Chris Kennedy in his criminal case
and that following this call,
the prosecutor refused to honor his
offer to nolle/dismiss the charges
as he had agreed with Kennedy and
prosecutor describes in detail, Judge
Kaplan's personal attack on the
character of Chris Kennedy condemning
him as an unfit father and
should be prosecuted. The call
followed Kennedy's complaint
against judge Kaplan. Two
months prior the Prosecutor stated
multiple times on the record
that he denied every having a conversation
with judge Kaplan.
Parakilas went on to write that Theresa
Wassenburg, the Family Relations
officer in Rockville, CT also
contacted him to relay personal information
about the family case in Rockville, her
personal prejudice of Kennedy and
her desire to see him prosecuted. Wassenburg
has been instructed on five separate
occassions by her supervisor Peter
Myers to have nothing to do with
the Kennedy case and to stay as far
away as possible. After each
warning, Wassenburg continued to contact
Prosecutors, judges, attorneys, GAL's
and other court personel concerning
the Kennedy case.
in Enfield are custodial interference,
alledging Kennedy refused to return
the children to the mother.
the Police report, testimony by the
mother, boyfriend and children confirm
that the mother was gone for the night
with her boyfriend and made no
arrangements to exchange the children.
Upon the mother's return that night
the children were woken from their
sleep after 10pm on a school night,
dressed and brought to the boyfriends
apartment where the mother lives.
The mother then filed a complaint
with the Enfield police.
October 20th 2005 Update ----------------------------
This latest break
with the Enfield Supervising Prosecutor
Chris Parakilas admitting to
lying to the court and now confirming that Rockville
Judge Kaplan called him to influence
my case is proof positive that
this judge is on the attack and willing
to hurt children to punish fathers
who fight for their family rights.
I am not the first father abused
by this judge. He told me I
reminded him of a father he had before
and he lost his children for
years and he would do the same to
me. I have dedicated two years
of fighting to protect children
and fathers and have the chance to
remove a corrupt family judge - an
administrative judge - and the
prosecutors who help him. Help
strike a blow.
is Administrative Judge of Rockville,
is Supervising Prosecutor of Enfield,
I currently have
3 criminal cases, 7 appeals, 2 supreme
court cases and my custody case all
as a direct result of judge Jonathan
Kaplan. I have not seen my children
in two years - ALL as a direct result
of Judge Jonathan Kaplan calling prosecuters,
issuing blank restraining orders,
fabricating document, tampering with
court folders and withholding
facts to have me arrested and prosecuted
in all three cases and to remove
my children. All as a direct
result of my complaint against him
and appealing his ruling. I
need your help.
Call the Governor,
the Chief Judge and the Chief Prosecutor
and ask why a judge is abusing children
and prosecutors are lying to the court.
Ask what is going on in the Kennedy
case and who will stop the corruption
in the family courts, in Rockville
Office of the Governor
M. Jodi Rell State Capitol 210 Capitol
Avenue Hartford, Connecticut 06106
Telephone:Greater Hartford: (860)
566-4840 Toll-Free: (800) 406-1527
Kevin B. Sullivan
Hartford, CT 06106
I am filing a
complaint with the judicial review
council and seeking as much media
attention as I can get through emails,
calls and protesting. I
filed one motion to have this case
transferred out of Rockville court
and reargue a prior contempt motion
this judge denied. I am
preparing another motion to
reconsider the judgment last week which
terminated my rights. I will
use the case law you provided. I
am preparing a Federal suit against this
judge and the attorney as well
as Kaplan who runs the court.
I have to have my case transferred
out of Kaplan's influence.
aid, Kevin Rasch, sent me a letter
that the Governor can and will do
nothing in a civil case. I didn't
ask for intervention, I asked for
investigation. Even Rowland,
who now sits in Prison, had given
an executive order to establish the
Commission on Divorce Custody and
Children. A great study and report
that identified primary issues Fathers
and parents have in divorce.
In a message dated
12/23/2005 9:15:40 AM Eastern Standard
Time, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
Since Judge Swords has taken a radical
position against you as a father,
you must take a radical position
against her as a public official.
You must file a motion for her disqualification
from the case for violations of
her oath of office to uphold and
support the Constitution for the
United States and Constitution for
Connecticut because she violated
your Due Process and Equal Protection
Rights by unlawfully terminating
your parental rights. To do
this, you must file the motion seeking
her disqualification on grounds
of official misconduct for violating
her oath of office and for treason
to the Constitution.
She has no standing as a state official/judge
to deny you your parental rights
without a compelling state interest
, e.g., child abuse or neglect.
There needs to be strict constitutional
scrutiny before she can deny you
your parental rights. She
has not reached the goal, and can
never reach the goal of strict scrutiny
of abuse or neglect. There's
The argument for treason is as follows:
Under Federal law which is applicable
to all states, the U.S. Supreme
Court stated that if a court is
"without authority, its judgments
and orders are regarded as nullities.
They are not voidable, but simply
void; and form no bar to a recovery
sought, even prior to a reversal
in opposition to them. They constitute
no justification; and all persons
concerned in executing such judgments
or sentences, are considered, in
law, as trespassers." Elliot
v. Piersol, 1 Pet. 328, 340, 26
U.S. 328, 340 (1828).
When a judge acts as a trespasser
of the law, when a judge does not
follow the law, the judge loses
subject-matter jurisdiction and
the judges orders are void, of no
legal force or effect. The
U.S. Supreme Court, in Scheuer v.
Rhodes, 416 U.S. 232, 94 S.Ct. 1683,
1687 (1974) stated that "when
a state officer acts under a state
law in a manner violative of the
Federal Constitution, he "comes
into conflict with the superior
authority of that Constitution,
and he is in that case stripped
of his official or representative
character and is subjected in his
person to the consequences of his
individual conduct. The State has
no power to impart to him any immunity
from responsibility to the supreme
authority of the United States."
[Emphasis supplied in original].
By law, a judge is a state officer.
The judge then acts not as
a judge, but as a private individual
(in his person).
The U.S. Supreme Court has
stated that "No state legislator
or executive or judicial officer
can war against the
Constitution without violating his
undertaking to support it.".
Cooper v. Aaron, 358 U.S. 1, 78
S.Ct. 1401 (1958).
Any judge who does not comply
with his oath to the Constitution
of the United States wars against
that Constitution and engages in
acts in violation of the Supreme
Law of the Land. The judge is engaged
in acts of treason. Having
taken at least two, if not three,
oaths of office to support the Constitution
of the United States, and the Constitution
of the State of Connecticut, any
judge who has acted in violation
of the Constitution is engaged in
an act or acts of treason (see below).
If a judge does not fully
comply with the Constitution, then
his orders are void, In re Sawyer,
124 U.S. 200 (1888), he/she is without
jurisdiction, and he/she has engaged
in an act or acts of treason.
Whenever a judge acts where
he/she does not have jurisdiction
to act, the judge is engaged in
an act or acts of treason. U.S.
v. Will, 449 U.S. 200, 216, 101
S.Ct. 471, 66 L.Ed.2d 392, 406 (1980);
Cohens v. Virginia, 19 U.S. (6 Wheat)
264, 404, 5 L.Ed 257 (1821)
What is the penalty for treason?
Since this judge had jurisdiction
to act on your behalf, she did not.
Therefore, she violated her oath
of office, committed official misconduct
and committed treason against the
Constitution for the United States
and Constitution of Connecticut.
She must disqualify herself because
she is not competent, and she obviously
has a severe mental disability due
to some kind of personal agenda
(e.g., radical feminism, lesbian,
man-hater, gender biased, etc.)
of being gender biased against males,
because of her malicious, vindictive
and vicious act against you.
Franz v. United States, 707 F.2d
582, 602 (D.C. Cir. 1983):
"It seems obvious to us that
since custody and visitation encompass
all of what we call 'parental rights',
a total denial of both would be
equivalent of termination of parental
|TERMINATION OF PARENTAL
RIGHTS? TERMINATION OF
CHILD SUPPORT OBLIGATION
AS WELL !!!
Bruce Eden, Director
Fathers Rights Association of New Jersey
& Mid-Atlantic Region
DADS (Dads Against Discrimination)--New
Jersey & New York Chapters
a motion in NJ where I accused the
Superior Court Judge in the family
court of treason, official misconduct
and gender bias for imprisoning a
disabled father for child support
debt. She told him that the
only way he could get out of jail
was to pay the full amount of $25,000.
I filed the motion and 2 days later
he was released from jail on $2000.
She kept saying to him during that
hearing that she was not gender biased.
Obviously, these judges are scared
of these types of applications before
has a new militant judge at
Rockville family court.
Former Rockville Court Prosecutor,
Patricia Swords, under Judge
Jonathan Kaplan is now Judge
Swords under Kaplan as the Angle
of Death in the family court
Judge Swords has terminated
my parental rights at an emergency
hearing following my aquittal
of all charges at Rockville
Criminal Court. No reason
was given, no right to council.
According to the Judge it is
my problem how I will ever see
my children again.
Nazi Germany is the only reference
I can think of in our history
where children have been systematically
abused and torn from their parental
bonds. We are entering
a whole new era on the War on
Fathers at Kaplan's
Ellington, CT 06029
Shared Parenting Council -CT
Fatherhood Coalition -MA
NATIONAL CLASS ACTION SUIT -
|In a message dated
3/9/2006 7:52:04 PM Eastern Standard
Time, Cksubs writes:
3 Million people
in Connecticut and I'm the only person
to testify against a judge at
the public hearing.
On Monday, March
6, 2006, I testified before the
judicial committee against the reappointment
of Judge Howard Scheinblum.
I gave transcripts and news articles
of this judge lying to the committee
and 2-1/2 years of corrupt.
Yesterday, the committee voted to
reappoint all 30 judges ..BUT
is now under investigation by the
Judicial Committee, he will be under
review again sometime around March
21, 2006 and I believe the public
Ellington, CT 06029
|In a message dated
3/8/2006 6:42:25 AM Eastern Standard
Time, Cksubs writes:
|The following was submitted to the
judicial committee with the referenced
documents and has been added to judge
Scheinblum's file. please review
his file and vote NO to reappointing
a racist judge.
|REMOVE JUDGE HOWARD
On March 6,
2006 I testified before the judicial
Committee where Judge Howard Scheinblum
claimed under oath that in the
case of State v Kennedy, I insisted
on being "prose" and
representing myself. This
is perjury. Over the course
of my 2-1/2 year long case before
Judge Scheinblum, he removed two
of my defense attorneys against
my arguments, both after I demanded
a jury trial, the second after
a private meeting in chambers.
Motions to reconsider were denied
and I appealed his decision to
leave me defenseless. His
claims that I was arrested for
domestic violence, omitted my
acquittal, which he was fully
aware of on the record.
His claim that I slandered the
prosecution for lying to the court
is also contradicted in the enclosed
transcripts and documentation.
His claim to the judicial committee
of dismissing every motion I filed
as frivolous included multiple
motions for a speedy trial after
2 years, motions to transfer my
case, for his recusal, for dismissal,
motions for what I was charged
with and why. Every motion
was denied without review.
Judge Scheinblum was not honest
or straightforward in his testimony
to this committee and I am asking
for his removal.
In July of 2003 I was arrested
by warrant for "Custodial
Interference" charged with
refusing to return the children
to a mother who was not home but
gone for the night with her boyfriend.
The children were returned when
the mother came home that night.
For 2-1/2 years Judge Scheinblum
delayed my case when younger cases
were brought to trial. In over
50 court appearances, some twice
a week, I have witnessed Judge
Howard Scheinblum abuse blacks
and Hispanic along with poor and
uneducated defendants, taking
advantage of people who didn't
know their rights or the law at
Document (A) Judge Scheinblum
refers to my case as a family
matter that is wasting the courts
time and family relation's time.
He then issues a protective order
Document (B) is the mother's testimony
that she was not home, identical
to her statement to the police
in the warrant application, yet
Judge Scheinblum continued this
case for 2-1/2 years.
Document (C) is testimony of Jonathan
Kaplan, Administrative Judge for
Rockville court. Following
my complaint against him, he admits
to calling State Prosecutor Chris
Parakilas in Enfield and recommending
he withdraw his agreement to nolle
and prosecute my case. Affidavits
also show Judge Kaplan calling
and meeting with state prosecutors
in Rockville and Hartford, removing
court documents from Rockville
Family and Criminal court folders
and driving to Hartford to personally
hand deliver documents, which
he fabricated, for my arrest.
Document (D) is Judge Scheinblum
removing my attorney against my
arguments and on page (4) Chris
Parakilas denying he ever spoke
to Judge Kaplan about this case
or ever agreed to Nolle.
Judge Scheinblum goes on to deny
me the right to defend myself,
my right to counsel and my right
to trial after two years of harassment.
Document (E) is the Governor's
office requesting Judge Pelligrino
to investigate Judges Jonathan
Kaplan, Edward Graziani and Lawrence
Klaczak for unethical and illegal
Document (F) is the Governor office
requesting Chris Morano to investigate
State Prosecutors Chris Parakilas
of Enfield and Matt Gedanski and
Elizabeth Leaming in Rockville
for unethical and illegal conduct.
Document (G) is Chris Parakilas'
response to my grievance against
him where he admits to multiple
calls from Judge Kaplan and Family
relations Theresa Wassenburg of
Rockville recommending he withdraw
the nolle and prosecute me.
Wassenburg's supervisor Peter
Myers had specifically told her
to keep away from the Kennedy
case months before her call, after
my complaints of her bias and
slander and abuse of my children
in Rockville. When Parakilas
withdrew his nolle he was promoted
to Supervisor in Enfield court
the same month.
Judge Scheinblum was fully
aware of Chris Parakilas lying
to the court and read his admission
of calls and conversations with
Judge Kaplan into the record,
knowing Parakilas had denied any
call existed at three separate
hearings. About June of
2005, Judge Scheinblum ordered
the court reporter to shut off
the recording device and threatened
me with retaliation if I ever
made an accusation against any
court official. In August
of 2005 the entire prosecutor
staff of Enfield was disqualified
by supervisor James Thomas of
Hartford, who then sent a prosecutor
up from Hartford.
Some time around June of 2004
a flyer was posted in the Enfield
court Clerk's Office window for
a retirement party to be held
in the jury room. Only attorneys
were allowed to come. Payments
were to be made directly to judge
Howard Scheinblum. I was
not allowed to attend or rent
this room myself.
To resolve cases at Enfield
court judge Scheinblum will threaten
unrepresented defendants to take
the prosecutors deal or face jail.
In the case of Kevin Brown, a
young blank man assaulted by two
white State trooper, I witnessed
judge Scheinblum order him out
of the court room when he refused
the prosecutors offer. Mr.
Robinson, another black male was
asking his cases be reopened after
missing a court date. This
judge told him that he would open
his cases only if the defendant
pleads guilty to one. He
ridicules anyone who speaks Spanish
and tells them to go back to their
country, that they are not wanted
Two many of our youths and
citizens are sitting in jail or
living with a criminal record
because judge Scheinblum will
not afford then the right to a
defense attorney and intimidate
then into pleading guilty.
A vote for Judge Scheinblum is
a vote for racism and the abuse
of our judicial process.
Connecticut deserves better.
Connecticut Civil Rights Council
Ellington, CT 06029