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.
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.
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.”
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
2) Handcuffs $50
Rubber Glove Cavity Search $20…
Maria Melinn in Jail..Priceless
3) Honk if you think Maria deserves more jail time