• David

    You were my history teacher in High School, and now I work in the Non-Profit sector in management, specifically at an agency that deals with Domestic Violence. You are correct that male spouses are underreported as DV victims, often due to shame, cultural norms, denial, and the idea that no one would believe them. Domestic Violence is an issue of Social Justice; no one should ever live in fear of violence from their spouse, their parents, or their children.
    On the topic of Social Justice, and also as a person that has done much work in the area of homeless issues, I appreciate your support of Kelly Thomas. I am glad your focus is at home on your children and wish you the best of luck going forward.

  • Shirley L. Grindle

    I wish you well, Chris, and the treatment you received is magnified many times over by the Child Protective Services (CPS) who manage to steal children away from their parents based on nothing but unproven accusations. When challenged by the aggrieved parent(s), the cover-up begins and continues throughout the entire system of paid Consultants, Social Service employees, and the Family Court Judges. This is a scandal yet to be dealt with and in my opinion the entire CPS/Family Court system deserve a massive investigation and overhaul. Because Family Court involves minors, the court hearings are closed to observers and the court documents are sealed. Thus, no one, including the media, can gain access to prove what is going on. And the abuse continues – only a few aggrieved parents with the funds to sue the County have managed to win millions of dollars awarded by the higher courts. Reluctantly the Board of Supervisors is aware of some of these cases, but appear to be powerless to do anything about it. And the devastation continues.