Browsing All Posts filed under »Restraining order abuse«

Journal Entry: “not in jail”

July 23, 2018

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I haven’t kept a journal in years, but if I did, “not in jail” represents how Saturday’s entry would have read. In a life marred by legal abuse, “not in jail” subordinates all other news, which is anyway bound to be scant. (My most recent calendar is from 2015, and the battery in my wall […]

“Fuck the Court”: A Brief Lesson on American Civil Liberties for Those Who’ve Been Given Every Reason to Believe They’re a Mirage

July 18, 2018

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“I am ashamed to think how easily we capitulate to badges and names, to large societies and dead institutions. […] I ought to go upright and vital, and speak the rude truth in all ways.” —Emerson I thought about using, “F*ck the Court,” in the title to this post to spare the sensibilities of the […]

Last of the 2016 Prosecutions Brought by Psych Patient Tiffany Hargis Bredfeldt & Co. against the Author of this Site Terminates: ILLEGAL SPEECH INJUNCTION COERCED FROM DISGRACED JUDGE IN 2013 IS GUTTED

July 14, 2018

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Tiffany Bredfeldt, a toxicologist employed by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and the EPA who testified before the Arizona Superior Court in 2013 that she was in psychiatric care, has accused the writer to, in her own words, “the Court multiple times [and] to multiple police departments, detectives, federal agencies, and other officials […]

#MeToo Politician Sunny Reynolds’ Protective Order TOSSED

June 26, 2018

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“I actually thought he actually could have hit me.” —Former Warrenton, Virginia Vice Mayor Sunny Reynolds Translation: He didn’t actually hit her. Question: Is the subjective impression that someone “could have” committed an act of violence a valid—or even rational—basis to seek the state’s protection after the moment has passed, and there was no violence? […]

Letter to the Editor Notes How Claims of “Abuse” Are Used to Exert Control

June 3, 2018

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Some recent critical scrutiny by the author of this blog was inspired by a restraining order petitioned by Warrenton, Virginia Vice Mayor Sunny Reynolds against a constituent and political rival of hers. Since the March prosecution, Ms. Reynolds has been voted out of office (reportedly by a margin of 2 to 1) and replaced by […]

Resistance Is Feudal: Understanding the Role of the Court, Especially in Civil “Abuse” Prosecutions

May 28, 2018

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The role of the court, despite popular notions and its own rhetoric, is not to mete out justice. The role of the court is to keep power where it’s “supposed to be.” Does that mean the court privileges plaintiffs over defendants, the rich over the poor, and the titled over the commoner? Generally, yes. Little […]

About Liberalism and Its Deterioration of Civil Rights…and Its Own Credibility

May 21, 2018

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Liberals are curiously less than rapturous about a political victory only they could have accomplished: the election of Donald Trump, a living caricature straight from the pages of a satirical novel, to the country’s highest office. Liberals do count as a victory, and have for a long time, laws that authorize the wholesale removal of […]

A Brief Introduction to Feminist Rape Culture

May 17, 2018

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“For those who don’t know, rape culture is an environment in which rape is highly prevalent, normalized and excused by the society’s media, popular culture, and political figures.” —Ashley Jordan, The Humanist Copyright © 2018 RestrainingOrderAbuse.com *Omitted from this collage, its author realizes belatedly, is the acronym VAWA, which stands for a vector of evil. […]

Fighting the Arizona Injunction Against Harassment

May 14, 2018

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“Let’s face it, sometimes you get wrongfully accused of harassing someone. Perhaps it is a vendetta, a figment of the accuser’s imagination, or something else. […] The mere accusation, even if unfounded, can be devastating to your reputation and may imperil your chances of employment, could lead to the loss of your right to possess […]

Katie Roiphe Rebukes the Trivialization of Due Process by Feminists but Is Scarcely Less Guilty of It Herself

May 12, 2018

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A recent post on this blog commended NYU Journalism Prof. Katie Roiphe’s essay, “The Other Whisper Network: How Twitter feminism is bad for women,” published a few months ago in Harper’s. Certainly its observations about feminism’s “vicious energy and ugliness” are unimpeachable—and for their confrontational candor, remarkable. It feels as if the feminist moment is, […]

Tell Us a Story: Using Pennsylvania’s Laws to Expose Restraining Order Lawlessness

May 7, 2018

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“The court determines a witness’s credibility and may infer fear based on the witness’s testimony describing the defendant’s actions.” —Karch v. Karch, 885 A.2d 535 (Pa. Super. 2005) Complainants of false allegations and judicial bias in restraining order prosecutions express disbelief that lying in court or forming rulings based on lies can be legal. Some […]

“Vicious Energy and Ugliness”: Candid Observations about the Feminist Movement by Prof. Katie Roiphe

May 4, 2018

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“[V]icious energy and ugliness is there beneath the fervor of our new reckoning, adeptly disguised as exhilarating social change. It feels as if the feminist moment is, at times, providing cover for vindictiveness and personal vendettas and office politics and garden-variety disappointment, that what we think of as purely positive social change is also, for […]

Play Misty for Me: Feminine Psychodrama and Restraining Orders

May 4, 2018

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“The first time ‘Misty’ broke into the backyard to pound and scream at the bedroom window, the police handcuffed her and said—her face pressed to the hood of the idling black-and-white—that she was not to return. I figured we would never see her again after that early morning in 2012. But the next night, around […]

Talking Back to Irish Feminist and Misandry-Denier Taryn de Vere

April 19, 2018

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“Misandry, n. hatred of men.” —World Book Dictionary “[A] satirical imaginary concept.” —Taryn de Vere This post is inspired by mockery of a group called Men’s Voices Ireland, which in November held a conference titled, “Challenging Misandry.” Feminist Taryn de Vere, whom we might call “Miss Andry” for fun, felt compelled to remark beforehand, “In […]

New York Magazine Writer Jonathan Chait Says “the Feminist Police Haven’t Gotten Around Yet to Tormenting the Innocent”

April 18, 2018

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The absurd quotation in the title of this post comes from a critique of an essay of Katie Roiphe’s published in Harper’s last month, which New York Magazine writer Jonathan Chait calls “alternatingly brilliant and incoherent.” Whatever the merits of that characterization (which will be considered in a future post), it could certainly be applied […]

If Restraining Orders CAN Be Abused, then the PROCESS Is Abusive—and Should Be Repealed

April 16, 2018

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This post addresses a block its writer has noted even in the commentaries of those profoundly injured by unjust or false accusations. That block typically runs something like this: “I’m totally for restraining orders when they protect the violently abused, but….” This perspective is blind, and this post will explain why. “The road to hell […]

Constituent of #MeToo Politician Sunny Reynolds Describes a Phone Response by the “Victim” Mayor as Dripping with the “Vilest Truculence and Hostility”

April 14, 2018

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Previously remarked here, Virginia’s Fauquier Times reported last month that Warrenton Vice Mayor Sunny Reynolds was granted a restraining order against one her constituents, local real estate investor Keith Macdonald, for allegedly displaying aggression toward her in a restaurant during a verbal exchange lasting a few minutes. Ms. Reynolds testified she was “afraid” and complained […]

There Are No “Sides” to a Story That’s BS: How Restraining Order Policy Turns Lies into Realities

April 13, 2018

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A mathematician would dismissively tell you that you can’t describe one-half of zero. The project is absurd. Yet civil courts, as a matter of policy, demand that defendants perform this nonsensical exercise every day. This advice about telling “your side of the story about what happened” is offered by the California Court System, and it presumes […]

Singer-Songwriter Kat McSnatch Knows How You Feel (“Can She Say That? Can I?”)

April 12, 2018

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The angry speech of people who’ve been falsely accused in one or another legal procedure and labeled freakish, scary, or violent is often highlighted to imply that because they use “bad words,” they must be bad people whose claims of injustice aren’t worthy of consideration. Such people have been wrongly deprived of some or all of the […]

One Way to Convince a Judge to Appoint You Free Legal Counsel

April 9, 2018

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Persuading a judge to appoint you free legal counsel in a civil case isn’t easy, but it’s not impossible, especially if the plaintiff of plaintiffs are seeking to have you incarcerated (for contempt of court, say). You have to be prepared to invest dozens of hours and to work at it daily. You have to […]

A Portrait of South Texas College’s Jen Terpstra, a High-Conflict Liar, Vexatious Complainant, Abuser of Court Process, and Headcase

April 8, 2018

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UPDATE: Allegations by psychiatric patient Tiffany Bredfeldt, the friend supported by Jennifer Terpstra, the subject of this post, were invalidated in July of 2018, and Jen’s crony is expressly prohibited by order of the court from making false or frivolous accusations to law enforcement officials in the future. “Perhaps I really am a witch after […]

“Men Lie” v. “Women Lie,” as Represented by Google News in November

April 5, 2018

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I took the screenshots below in November, when I was still inhibited from publishing anything on this site pending a judicial ruling. Stuck spinning my wheels, I must have performed the searches on a whim. Google returns different results for the same search terms today. These screenshots are shared because they speak more effectively than […]

“What Would Mrs. Grundy Say?” Has Nothing to Do with the Law: Scrutiny of the Restraining Order Case against Blogger and Political Activist Derek Logue as Reported by Writer Peter Schorsch

March 31, 2018

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The law is a two-way street. Those who violate it are answerable to it. So, too, though, are those who exploit it. It’s canonical that administrators of law not play favorites. The defendant in the case this post scrutinizes was convicted of a sex offense against a preteen girl in 2001, and the author of […]

What Massachusetts Law Firm Dane Shulman Associates Says about Restraining Order Abuse and Divorce

March 31, 2018

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Below is Massachusetts law firm Dane Shulman Associates writing about the game of false accusation. Lawyers know this happens. They know it very well. Various feminist advocates doggedly assert that restraining order abuse, particularly to gain leverage in family court, is insignificant—or worse, that claims of it are merely men’s rights propaganda—and such assertions are […]

Previously Paddled Attorney Chris Scileppi Tells an Arizona Superior Court Judge That This Blog’s Author Has “Terrorized” and “Demonized” His Clients with Computer Code—and Isn’t Jeered out of the Room

March 27, 2018

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What this post relates is typical of prosecutorial conduct in restraining order cases, besides generally. The imperative, which is both profligate and malicious, is simply to win. Neither merit nor justice has anything to do with it. The post revisits a 2016 hearing whose object was to have the writer jailed. To remind those who […]