Breaking News from Mother’s Movement: When Abuse is Acceptable

When Abuse is Acceptable:
(As Long As it is Done By “Survivors” and to Professionals)

A popular advocate in the Mother’s Movement (name withheld to protect her privacy) lashes out after Lundy Bancroft issued a statement denouncing Claudine Dombrowski and American Mothers Political Party (AMPP) for their abuse. Anon Advocate was upset that other Protective Moms were voicing concerns about Claudine and AMPP, and the lack of response from the Mother’s Movement–which has become a very public debate which has fueled more vicious attacks, right in front of the eyes of the Mother’s Movement. Even when the proof is pointed out to them, many advocates, professionals and organizations in the Mother’s Movement have chosen to defend/support/make excuses for the abuser and blame the victim for somehow deserving this brutality.

According to Anon Advocate…We should be more understanding when “wounded survivors” attack, threaten and libel others. Claudine & AMPP are connected to this hate blog, and receiving sympathy from the Mother’s Movement even as they call Protective Mom & Advocate, Janice Levinson, a “c–” and a “b—” and post disgusting pictures that say “wild animal sex”. Is this becoming the norm in the Mother’s Movement?

Anon Advocate’s response…support the abusers hiding in the Mother’s Movement, the victims must be more tolerant of these deranged women because, after all, they did survive abuse!

This blog connects directly to the AMPP main site..see how they yell “F– You!” to Lundy Bancroft, call him a “cult leader” who “profits off moms” and states that “Lundy Bancroft is no different than many of our abusers”. The bottom of this Verizon shot reads “Comment As American Mothers..”

According to this Anon Advocate (direct quote) “we are dealing with wounded survivors and everyone deals with trauma in his own way” so basically we need to be more tolerant and understanding of the abusive behavior of attack mothers in the Mother’s Movement, and look the other way as they stalk, terrorize and harass others (many who are Protective Moms or Helping Professionals). In her opinion, the Professionals should not be protected because they are not survivors, and should be able to handle the abuse on their own or get help.

This screenshot (below) gives the new rules on how to deal with abusers, according to this advocate from the Mother’s Movement:

New Rules of Mother’s Movement from Anon Advocate.. Taking a stand against abuse, denouncing the actions of abusive advocates and supporting victims will no longer be “tolerated” because “we are not going to chose sides here”. “Those ‘Professionals” can take care of themselves or get the help they need’. Anon Advocate claims several professionals have reviewed the complaints, and support her in this.

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Isn’t it concerning that an advocate Mother’s Movement is “warning” or threatening others to be silent about the abuse, and stating that their concerns will not be “tolerated”?

Anon Advocate even goes so far to say the victim does not have a right to defend themself because “this is about needs of the survivor”. This is an excuse for abuse. The above post by Anon Advocate prompts ATW to ask some logical and hard hitting questions; When does it become okay to frighten, intimidate and harm another person to suit the selfish needs of the abuser? Is this what the Mother’s Movement stands for? Is this the type of mind set and decision making skills “leaders” in the mothers’ movement possess? Are those in the movement unable to “walk their talk”? This person is considered an advocate and leader, really? Is this the best you can offer protective mothers in terms of support and safety? How can you ignore the abuse around you while advocating against abuse in family court?


Claudine Dombrowski threatens Bill Windsor with a .45, “Remember, Topeka has been known as the MENTAL HEALTH CAPITOL of the WORLD ha ha haha we got our rep honestly, we will put u in the funny farm ask questions later. ha ha ha ha
You will be better off just following me from the police station, It will be my pleasure to show you how to use a .45 up close and personal.
Put you out of your misery, mercy!” Claudine also refers to Bill Windsor as the “ball-less f– wonder” July 12, 2013 at 8:37 pm. http://angelzfury.wordpress.com/2013/07/12/bill-windsor-his-fake-movie-his-fake-threats-his-fake-balls-and-he-still-cant-get-his-rocks-off/

How can those in the Mother’s Movement justify Claudinine’s extreme behavior and a very obvious threat of harm against Bill Windsor and other protective mothers? And yet those who raise concerns, according to Anon Advocate, and expose the abusive advocate will not be “tolerated”! What will it take for the Mother’s Movement to take a stand against the abusive and threatening actions of some of their “leaders”..or are they changing the rules to excuse abuse, and blame the victims as they are being stalked and terrorized?

NOTE: In going through these screenshots and material of Claudine and AMPP’s abuse, some of our writers have reported nightmares and reacted in traumatic ways due to viewing this disturbing content. We cannot imagine how the victims are suffering, and especially the Protective Mother victims who have no support in the Mother’s Movement. Our heart goes out to them.

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Claudine Dombrowski EXPOSEd

A new blog exposes the criminal behavior of Claudine Dombrowski, “domestic violence advocate” and founder of American Mothers Political Party (AMPP)…

Obscene Blog-Click on Face of the Wolf & You are Lead to the AMPP Web Site

READ MORE AT: http://claudinedombrowski.com

(direct quote) Claudine Dombrowski Expose:
ClaudineDombrowski.com is an expose of Claudine Dombrowski of Topeka Kansas.

Claudine Dombrowski pretends to be an important person advocating for abused mothers. In fact, she is an abuser of the worst type.

This website is NOT one of the seemingly hundreds that Claudine Dombrowski uses to attack people. This is an expose of Claudine Dombrowski by Bill Windsor of Lawless America.
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Hate blog created by AMPP

Bill Windsor has filed criminal charges against Claudine with the Topeka police department and also applied for a protective order against her due to the horrendous threats, intimidation, stalking, defamation and harassment he has endured from Claudine, AMPP, and supporters.

Some of the allegations include:

–Extensive cyberstalking (direct quote), ” The PLAINTIFF (Bill) believes as many as 1,000 people could be involved, and he has identified the names of over 500 who he knows or strongly believes to be involved in cyber-stalking him in some manner..As the president of the American Mothers Political Party, an organization with over 1,300 followers, DOMBROWSKI has mobilized and leads a perhaps unprecedented cyber-stalking campaign against the PLAINTIFF”

–Threats of harm so severe that Bill fears for his safety, as do his family members

–Violating the privacy of Bill, stealing his photos to use in disgusting personal attacks against Bill and family members

–Libel and slander of the worst kind, and making sure those lies reach the top of the Google search engine to cause the most damage

and more.. this case is heavily documented, and is very extensive, and deserves a careful look

ATW has wonder why are so many remaining silent to Claudine’s abusive behavior, cyber stalking and harassment not only of Bill Windsor but also attacking countless other Protective Moms?

Claudine Dombrowski posting lies all over the internet

Why is the Mother’s Movement refusing to take action when they claim to be a leader against abuse?

Is this how an advocate speaks? Claudine attacks Bill with character defamation that he has “erectile dysfunction” and “gets his rocks off as the sexual deviant”, and accuses him of being a cult leader. Hmm wonder if the BMCC will invite Claudine to speak next year??

ATW encourages those in the Mother’s Movement to carefully read Bill’s complaint, and the complaints of the brave Moms now speaking out.

So long as abuse is tolerated in the Mother’s Movement, and its leaders blame the victims or look the other way rather than hold the abusers accountable, justice will be obstructed. Real justice begins when the abusers are removed from the Movement so it can focus on the needs of Moms & Kids, and lead by example.

Important** Lundy Bancroft Speaks Out: AMPP Attacks on Protective Moms

THIS JUST IN … Update from the Mother’s Movement…

Lundy Bancroft, domestic violence author and advocate, and co-founder of Protective Mothers Alliance (PMA), and who has been mentioned on ATW before, has issued a statement naming Claudine Dombrowski and American Mothers Political Party (AMPP) as being responsible for cyber attacks against protective mothers.

Lundy is taking strong stand against their abuse–and drawing a line in the sand by refusing to work with Claudine and AMPP and refusing to attend any events that include Claudine and AMPP and urging others to take a similar stance… read more here: http://lundybancroft.blogspot.com/2013/07/defending-womens-rights-activist-who-is.html

Lundy’s statement includes a link to an attack blog as an example of the abuse and cyber bullying from Claudine and AMPP–this blog is filled with vulgar pictures, obscenities and outrageous false allegations against Janice Levinson, co-founder of PMA, and Bill Windsor of Lawless America. Some of the tags/posts include names of other protective moms as well. These cyber attacks are extremely vicious and clearly meant to cause the most harm possible–we applaud Lundy for taking a stand against this, and other abuse from by Claudine, AMPP and Supporters.

NOTE: ATW has been made aware that after this message from Lundy Bancroft was posted online, there have been increased attacks and cyber bullying from AMPP and Supporters against Janice, Lundy, PMA and other Protective Mothers.
For this reason, all comments will be shut down for this post. ATW is changing our comment policy for this one particular post due to the severity and volume of these recent attacks, which violate our no abuse policy.

These attacks only serve to distract from Lundy’s message, which is that abuse has no place in the Mother’s Movement.

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Title: Lundy Bancroft, 7-18-2013, “Defending A Women’s Rights Activist Who Is Under Attack” : http://lundybancroft.blogspot.com/2013/07/defending-womens-rights-activist-who-is.html

NOTE: This post is about some of the internal dynamics of the national movement fighting for the custody rights of abused women (also referred to as “protective mothers,” because they are in the position of needing to protect their children from the other parent, but family courts are not permitting them to do so). If this issue doesn’t interest or affect you, or if you get triggered by news about infighting, I encourage you to skip this post. But for those of you who are involved in the custody issue, it’s important to know about the attacks on activists that are happening.

For over a decade I have been one of the leaders in the international effort to secure full human rights for protective mothers and their children. There is no cause that remains as close to my heart day in and day out.

I am writing in response to the ongoing controversy on the web regarding the Protective Mothers Alliance (PMA), a grassroots advocacy organization that I helped to co-found and that is directed by Janice Levinson. I have been following the claims that have been made about PMA and about Janice; specifically, I have had the opportunity to review communications that have been shared between Janice and other individuals, and to see some of the extremely negative postings that have been made. In my opinion, the attacks that have been made on Janice and on PMA have to be called out for what they are: vicious, dishonest, threatening, and dehumanizing written assaults on a committed advocate and survivor, one who has worked tirelessly for the interests and rights of protective mothers and their children.

There are a number of sources of these attacks, but they come overwhelmingly from Claudine Dombrowski and the American Mothers Political Party (AMPP). I am not relying on Janice’s word in forming this conclusion; I have looked at many postings by Claudine and AMPP, and they are cruel, irresponsible, and outrageous. And they don’t stop; in fact, they’re getting worse over time.

Moreover, Claudine and AMPP have begun to attack a significant number of other protective mothers and their allies as well, with similar viciousness. The predictable effect of the movement’s reluctance to denounce this behavior is that it is growing and spreading.

To make sure that there is no doubt or confusion, I want to state that I give my wholehearted support to PMA and Janice Levinson. PMA has been an important and exciting development in the custody rights movement, and Janice Levinson’s work in organizing protective mothers has been excellent. I have found her to be a person of the highest integrity and commitment, combined with a deep commitment to treating participants with fairness and respect. Although she has been accused of various things, I cannot find a shred of truth to any of these accusations, and none of the accusations come from any source that I find in any way credible.

The accusations that have been made about PMA have been insulting and derisive in their tone, and have involved outright fabrications about the organization and how it works, and about Janice herself. There have also been accusations that Janice’s work is not actually associated with me, which is as bizarre as the other attacks. The attackers have used gutter language, have put up photos of Janice, and have written what can only be interpreted as threats against her. These behaviors serve to further discredit those who are making claims about PMA. These behaviors appear to come from just two or three disgruntled individuals who were angry about the appropriate requirements that the PMA structure involves, and who chose to retaliate in harmful and divisive ways.

Now for the most important part of this letter:
Claudine Dombrowski and AMPP are doing severe damage to the custody rights movement. Whatever their intentions may be, the actual effects of their actions is only to strengthen the position of the abusers. I have known of a number of individuals who have dropped out of the movement and/or who have declared that they won’t come to the BMCC anymore because they can’t stand the infighting and accusations, which are almost all traceable to the same few sources. I therefore have decided today — after viewing the latest round of unbelievable psychological assaults on Janice (see, for example, janicelevinson.blogspot.com, a blog that was created just to attack and humiliate Janice) — that I am taking the following stands:
1) I will not participate in any event or campaign that Claudine Dombrowski or AMPP are officially connected to.
2) I will not attend any event where Claudine and AMPP are present unless the organizers of the event have done everything in their power to keep them from attending.
3) I won’t work on any projects or collaborate with anyone who has worked with Claudine or AMPP in the past unless they now publicly and visibly denounce her actions.

I have waited some four years to take these steps, but now I regret that I waited so long. We cannot fight against the power and actions of abusers, and of the courts that enable them, while we remain silent and acquiescent in the face of severely abusive of treatment of our own allies.

Whatever divisiveness may result from drawing a line that places Claudine Dombrowski and AMPP outside of the custody rights movements will be far less than the divisiveness and other damage that are resulting from our failure to draw that line. So the movement needs us to take this stand.

But there is an even more important reason to take this stand, which is that it’s the right thing to do.

I ask that you not stand by quietly and allow Janice to be dragged through the mud. Please look at the attacks that have been made on her (and at the lack of any similar behavior coming from her). And then please inform everyone in your networks that you are denouncing the behavior of Claudine and the AMPP and that you do not intend to have them be part of the custody rights / protective mothers movement.

You can also help by complaining to Google about the hate-oriented website created against Janice, by going to:
https://support.google.com/blogger/answer/82111?id=&url=
and where you are asked for the URL of the site, type in “JaniceLevinson.blogspot.com”

Posted by Lundy Bancroft at 3:56 PM Links to this post
Labels: abused women, American Mothers Political Party, AMPP, Battered Mothers Custody Conference, child custody, Claudine Dombrowski, Janice Levinson, Lundy Bancroft, Protective Mothers Alliance

Quote: Never Be Afraid to Raise Your Voice

“Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed.

If people all over the world…would do this, it would change the earth.” — William Faulkner, author

Maria Melinn Calls for Jail Protest – Does She Deserve It?

UPDATE:
ATW NOTE: We at ATW clearly understand that that there are systemic failures in family court including gender bias towards Mothers, corruption and general incompetence that occurs. We at ATW acknowledge that there are Mothers jailed every day for unfair, and unjust reasons.

With this in mind we should not be blinded to the truth. We need to take a closer look when the history, patterns of behavior, and documented evidence suggests that certain individuals claiming to be victims (or even advocates) are not being truthful, and may in fact be abusers—not victims. The drama and chaos caused by these
individuals make it very difficult for others to tell if abuse or injustice is present, we understand this.

Clearly Maria Melinn, has shown by her patterns of behavior and the evidence posted in the public domain, that she has a serious lack of regard for her children’s’ safety, personal feelings and overall well-being. Maria repeatedly has put her own needs/wants in front of that of her children. This is a pattern of behavior, with a history behind it, not just a momentary lapse of judgment.

ATW supports mothers facing injustice in family court. We also condemn predator parents ( mothers OR fathers)—including moms like Maria Melinn—who are wolves in sheep’s clothing.

Predator Moms are pretending to be victims, pretending to be protective mothers. They exhaust the resources of advocates and organizations who are trying to help the honest victim. They exhaust the advocates’ and organizations’ time, energy and draw attention to themselves, away from honest protective mothers who urgently need help . They are unable or unwilling to focus on their children or making meaningful change because they demand so much attention or create so much chaos. Their needs come first in everything as they seek the spotlight, or manipulate others to do their bidding. When confronted they cry abuse—they never take responsibility, and claim to be the victim to avoid being exposed in their lies and game playing. These Moms exploit pain and tragedy for their own gain.

Predator Moms are harming real protective mothers and destroying the credibility of the Mother’s Movement. ATW is committed to exposing Predator Moms and the organizations that support/help them.

Breaking News:
We understand that once again Maria Bauer Melinn has been thrown in jail by Judge Cronin…she will be required to spend three days a week in jail from now until November 2013.

Maria is asking that everyone protest outside the jail in a desperate attempt to drum up sympathy for herself. What do you think the picket signs should say???


Maria don’t forget your crown when you go in..

The press release issued by Abused Swan on Maria’s sentence was difficult to read, as she was going off on tangents and trying to blame others rather than address why Maria is in jail this time: http://recalljudgecronin.wordpress.com/2013/07/07/urgent-press-release

Maria is asking for your support, that you call the jail, call the judge, protest in front of the jail.. but does she deserve it?

Understand that with Maria in jail, her children will actually have a chance at having some peace in their lives…even if only temporary.


Some examples of the abuse and exploitation the children have suffered from their mother Maria Bauer Melinn include the following, all taken from web sites supporting Maria:

Maria has continued to use the identity of her children in multiple online postings, in multiple places without any regard to their safety, privacy or personal wishes…these children have had their identity stolen by Maria’s aggressive and unwanted use of their personal information

-Posted on Child Endangerment Alerts, a sister site to “Abused Swan” is a CPS document (from Feb 2009) Maria thought would further her claims of abuse against her ex but instead reveals that Maria sought abuse charges against her ex that were investigated and found to be without merit and that when asked to get a statement from a medical doctor to prove her allegations of abuse, Maria was unable to do so. Also in this report, Mr. Melinn admitted to one act of domestic violence that occurred about 10 years earlier but was found, at this time, to be an appropriate caregiver.
http://childendangermentalerts.wordpress.com/2006/10/18/child-endangerment-alert/

This is from Maria’s own website—and is public information. If you disagree with this report, take it up with Maria because she alone is responsible for posting this.

Direct Quote “The worker informed Ms. Melinn that if she could get a doctor to put in a report that they were being emotionally abused by their father, CPS would be able to do something.

Ms. Melinn had sent this worker documentation from the last 10 years in order to show that Mr. Melinn is an emotionally abusive person. However, there was no report from a doctor.. There was nothing that indicted that Mr. Melinn was abusive or neglectful of his children.”

Also in this report, “This worker informed Ms. Melinn that I would be denying my case as the injuries — sustained all appear to be accidental and that the kids all told me that they were happy living with their dad. Ms. Melinn stated they are just saying that because they are scared of their dad. The worker told her that may be, but I had no evidence to prove that.”

–December 2012, posted on “Abused Swan” by bff court watcher Deanna “Wet My Pants” Kloostra


Miss you Maria! Don’t forget to write!

Maria could not get her evidence introduced because she lacked a certified copy of a police report, and the CPS report was found to be heresy so she calls her son to testify and give evidence, pressuring this child (as she later did with her youngest in that infamous video) to make abuse allegations against his father, and take the side of his mother (Maria).

It seems more likely that Maria planned to call her son as a witness all along, because most Courts have a procedure to introduce evidence that includes creating a witness list, and that the child would just be available to testify and just happen to be at the courtroom is very unlikely unless it was planned for him to be there.

The child clearly stated he did not want to be on the witness stand, he did not want to be involved. Instead of respecting his wishes, Maria calls him to the witness stand anyways and says his reluctance must be because he is being abused.

In a bizarre twist, Deanna the court watcher then accuses Mr. Melinn of “parental alienation” and her “proof” is unfounded allegations that Mr. Melinn would drill the child for information regarding what happened in Maria’s home.. and yet Maria is doing exactly this by forcing her child to go on the witness stand and drilling him with questions, and pressuring him to make abuse allegations. Instead of respecting the child’s wishes to be left alone, and kept out of legal proceedings. Maria then goes online posting personal information about her children, using their full legal name and repeating abuse allegations after being asked not to involve her children in this!

Direct Quote: “After her documents were not allowed as evidence Maria called her (second oldest) son — to the stand. Once on the stand, — stated he did not want to be involved. If the child did not want to be involved, what was he doing at the hearing? Maria understands that her children do not tell the truth so that they are not harmed physically or mentally and does not hold anything the child says or does against him.”
http://abusedswanblogger.blogspot.com/2012_12_01_archive.html

For additional info, visit Michael’s Wish, a courageous site exposing the truth about Maria Melinn: http://www.michaelswish.com

Despite this evidence, and more, the clueless Mothers of Lost Children (MOLC) organization, associated with AMPP, is calling for all Sistas to pick up their picket signs and protest at the jail, hoping to free Maria by showing public support.

But what should the picket signs say????? Hmmm…

In the interest of trying to support the Sistas, we are launching **another contest** this time it is not a dance contest (thanks anyways Brannon!!) but is a design a picket sign for Maria contest.

We’ll kick it off ..

1) I went to jail and all I got were these lousy picket signs
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2) Handcuffs $50
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Rubber Glove Cavity Search $20…

Maria Melinn in Jail..Priceless

3) Honk if you think Maria deserves more jail time

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