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Chris Kennedy Story

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 in mind.

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.


Advocate 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 reckless endangerment.
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 off him.
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 of Enfield.
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," Kennedy added.
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 8:06 AM
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 ask?
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 with:
1. Risk of injury to a minor
2. Reckless endangerment
3. Breach of Peace
4. Unlawful restraint 
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 son.
-The Restraining 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.
-The Mother 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)
-This arrest 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 courts.
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. 
Governor Mrs. Jodi Rell  860-566-4840
LT Governor Kevin Sullivan    860-524-7384
Chief State Attorney Chris Morano 860-258-5800
Public Integrity Bureau  - 860-258-5805  1-888-742-2726
US Attorney Kevin O'Connor 203-821-3700
Governor Legal Staff Kevin Rasch 860-524-7316
My attorney John O'Brien 860-290-9090 - Please be polite!!

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.

The 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, they said.
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 his arrest.
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 this year.
The publicity led to the involvement of high-level state officials investigating whether there was any prosecutorial or judicial misconduct in the custody case.
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 issues.
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 Attorney's Office.
Kumnick began the investigation following a request made a little over a year ago by Vernon Judge Jonathan J. Kaplan.
Arrest questioned
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 against him.
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 said.
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 states.
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 said.
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 Court.
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 said.
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 said.
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 said.
That testimony led to the latest charges against him of perjury and fabricating evidence.
Abuse accusation
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 affidavit said.
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 said.
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 affidavit said.
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.

I'M OUT!                             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.
I turned 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.
By Coincidence, 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 case?
    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 my complaints.
    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 case.  
    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 (CT)
2 Supreme court cases (CT)
    and ....?

See more at:


From: The Fatherhood Coalition [mailto:FATHERS-L@HOME.EASE.LSOFT.COM] On Behalf Of Chris Kennedy
Sent: Tuesday, October 18, 2005 8:07 AM
Subject: Prosecutor admits to attacks by Judge Kaplan

    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 his attorney.
   The 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.  
  The charges 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.  
Jonathan Kaplan is Administrative Judge of Rockville, CT.
Chris Parakilas is Supervising Prosecutor of Enfield, CT Court
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 court?
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 Governor.Rell@po.state.ct.us

Lt. Governor
Kevin B. Sullivan
State Capitol
Room 304
Hartford, CT 06106
Phone  860-524-7384   Fax: 860-524-7304

Public Integrity Bureau
Office of the Chief State's Attorney
300 Corporate Place
Rocky Hill, CT 06067
Telephone: (860) 258-5805
Fax: (860) 258-5804
Chris Kennedy
Ellington, CT 06029


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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.
The Governor's 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, nikky@icdus.com 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 no proof.

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 rights".

P.S.--I used 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 them.


Judge Kaplan 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
Rockville Court.

Chris Kennedy
Ellington, CT 06029



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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 ONE!
Judge Scheinblum is now under investigation by the Judicial Committee, he will be under review again sometime around March 21, 2006 and I believe the public can testify.  

Chris Kennedy
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.
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 Enfield court.
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 against me.
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 conduct.
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 here. 
 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.

Christopher Kennedy
Connecticut Civil Rights Council
Ellington, CT 06029