A.T.W’s intention and purpose; A response to a readers’ comment

We have recently received a comment by a reader, questioning A.T.W’s intention and motive for this blog. It was implied that we were “trashing” moms. In the interest of truth, transparency and clarity, we have decided to post our response to reinforce for all our readers A.T.W’s intention and purpose. The readers’ comment may be found on our home page.

A.T.W’s response:

We thank this reader for her comment.

We at A.T.W are very well aware of the problems faced by moms along with the dynamics of family court and D.V victims. We are also aware of abuse-by-proxy and the damage caused by this type of abuse. We understand many changes need to be made in family court in order to protect the children and their mothers. We take great pains to thoroughly research documented proof before we post information. We post proof in the form of official public court documents, public police records or screen shots that show a statement made in our subject’s own words.We also note sequence of events to further stay true to the truth as we do not want to take an event out of context,which might be confusing and deceiving. We present the truth with proof to back it up and let the reader decide. We are not gender bias. Just because a advocate/ mom says something, does not make it so. Occasionally, a self-proclaimed victim’s advocate and DV “expert” is really an abuser and bully in disguise. We are not blind to the truth, backed up with documented proof because of a person’s gender. We research and provide the proof. We are simply seeking the truth ,regardless of gender, and presenting the documented proof to the readers.
This is not cyber- bullying,or “trashing”- this is factual reporting. In fact some moms exposed on our site have been cyber- bullying innocent victims ( including other moms) in the most vicious ways, on various internet sites for many years.

We specifically stated we do not necessarily endorse other sites referenced, that post similar information on matters A.T.W has researched see below:

“Examples of some collateral information that was made public before this blog was published, this is presented in the interest of truth; these are not endorsements of any kind.”

Although our research did back up the raw facts posted on these sites.

The reader stated:
..”leaves many women wondering exactly what purpose Among The Wolves serves.”

Our purpose is to expose liars and abusers within victim advocacy organizations. Sadly some mothers’ are abusers, some mothers’ misrepresent themselves, some mothers suffer from personality disorders. Again we are not gender bias. Hopefully our blog will protect the honest ,sincere mother from seeking counsel from a fake advocate/ abuser mother, who may potentially hurt her , her case, and therefore her children . Our intention is to prevent the honest mother – truly being victimized by family court- from being re- victimized, saving herself and her children from experiencing even more pain and heartache.
A.T.W

The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.
Winston Churchill

Michael’s Wish Blog, Exposing Truth about Maria Bauer Melinn

We want to thank our Readers for submitting their tips. A.T.W. has received several comments regarding the Maria Bauer Melinn story.

A link sent to us: Michael’s Wish- The story of Michael Melinn’s life, and truth about the claims made by his mother Maria Melinn http://michaelswish.com/

http://michaelswish.com

It should be noted that much of the information presented in this link was made publicly available long before this blog was created. There will be more to come as we continue to investigate this case.

Examples of some collateral information that was made public before this blog was published, this is presented in the interest of truth; these are not endorsements of any kind.

June 24, 2010 Able2UK (News & Interviews Relating to Disabilities) This site does a story on Maria Melinn and later discovers information that leads them to doubt Maria’s story. Here is an update that includes a letter from Maria’s daughter: http://www.able2uk.com/News/Disabilities/EXCLUSIVE-Hannah-Melinn-replies-to-ABLE2UK.html

Robin Smith -http://www.youtube.com/all_comments?threaded=1&v=2HLQ0raLa60 (video now private)
“I know Maria personally, she claims her husband broke her back in 1998, th incident happened at my home, Maria did not break her back we were out in the club the very next night. If you look at her documentation EVERY Dr statement is from 2008 or later, Maria was in a car accident. All she had was a rug burn from the incident at my house”

Robin Smith 1 month ago (March 2013)

Robin Smith 1 month ago

“In regards to Maria Melinn in Michigan This particuar “protective mother” is not so innocent please do your homework. Her back injury according to her records happened 7/6/98 and there is not one single medical record until a disability report from SSI on 10/16/2003 then nothing until 2005 then nothing again until 2009 the police report clearly states she refused medical treatment and her only injuries were carpet abraisions”
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Jan 5, 2013 YouTube Video of “Maria Melinn Abuse Charge”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mei6JT0KMOk

AMPP Members Believe Lies over Truth

AMPP Members Admit they don’t know if allegations against Protective Mothers Alliance are “true or not” so they will just believe the lies!

NOTE: A past talk by founder of PMA, Lundy Bancroft, and several comments by co-founder, Janice Levinson, strongly state that PMA does not share confidential information with anyone, and does not charge fees to join. AMPP is intentionally spreading disinformation to scare people away from PMA–what they are doing is no different than the tactics and abuser would use to control, and isolate a victim.

2.”Lisa” says:
_February 27, 2012 at 7:55 pm_
I am so glad I never gave any records to PMA– I have long heard that the information is later used against moms– no idea if this is true or not; but looking at how maria has been treated– not much doubt– I am also a proud supported of AMPP

A follow up comment by “Campus Cougars” shows that this person does not even know who or what PMA is and is choosing to believe the lies AMPP is spreading anyways.

Reply campuscougar says:
February 25, 2012 at 10:55 pm
Has the FBI been notified about the judge? Looking at the story and the comments it is appauling that the judge is still on the bench.

WTF is PMA and why would they post that they were new and then fell apart in such a short period of time?

“Campus Cougars” is wrong to think PMA has fallen apart, the organization is still going strong, and has not been deterred from its mission to support abused mothers dealing with injustice in family court.

This next attack gets even worse. Mia Tyler Kailin speculates that PMA is compromising the privacy of its members, and her “proof” is frequent use of the word “IF”. Meaning she is making all this up.

Reply mia tyler kailin says:
February 25, 2012 at 10:36 pm
If I had ever shared my court documents with PMA I would be scared to openly comment. If they had all my information I believe they could use it against me if I ever turned on them as they would have the names of all the parties, their attorneys, GAL, and other players.

I may carry the voice of some other mothers who can’t speak for the above reason. There is no alliance in the protective mothers alliance, as illustrated by Janice Levinson’s posts. The first one advertises their org instead of supporting the mother. On a page explaining a woman’s plight, Janice felt it was appropriate to spam for more business. Tacky at best. In regards to the second post. Who cares if Maria is still a part of PMA or not? The mothers whom she helps could care less what orgs she belongs to!

REALLY?!?! If the mothers who Melinn helps “could care less what org she belongs to” why then the need to attack PMA?

Kailin then lies and says PMA is part of the Father’s Rights Movement: “PMA is currently busy with Occupy Family Courts, they have teamed up. Occupy Family Courts has been supported by the fathers rights movement in Canada for a long time. Protective mothers beware, take care so that you too are not revictimized.”

More on this later.. Reading these online verbal attacks from AMPP just shows this group has no regard for the truth, and will just make stuff up rather than look for truth. AMPP cannot discern truth from lies, and seems to prefer telling lies when it suits their agenda…how then can this group ever advocate for abused women and children, where TRUTH MATTERS THE MOST?!?

Source: “Judge Cronin Jails Disabled Mother. March 26, 2010. Parenting News Network. Comments Section. http://parentingnewsnetwork.com/?p=579&replytocom=43119#respond

What does this tell you?

1) American Mothers Political Party (AMPP) is intentionally spreading rumors and disinformation about Protective Mothers Alliance International (PMA). You cannot believe a word they say.

2) The lies AMPP is spreading is scaring some of the mothers who hear it, and keeping abuse victims from getting additional support/resources.

3) AMPP will make false allegations without any proof or evidence. AMPP creates fear, and triggers past memories of abuse and/or trauma to create an emotional reaction, meant to cause abuse victims to flee or go on the defense…. people then are manipulated into joining AMPP and waging a war against its “enemies”.

3) How Maria Bauer Melinn is treated? From what I can see, Melinn was treated with RESPECT!! It is the reaction from AMPP, and it’s members that is abusive and out of line!

Read follow up comments by Janice Levinson:
Reply Janice Levinson says:
February 22, 2012 at 11:24 pm
I wish to update my above comment. Disclaimer; Maria Mellin is no longer a part of Protective Mothers’ Alliance International as a leader or member. We went our separate ways soon after my above posting. The parting was amicable. Any advocacy actions she may take at this point in time is totally separate from the actions of Protective Mothers’ Alliance International. Thank you.
Janice Levinson
Co -founder/ Executive Director
Protective Mothers Alliance International

Melinn parted ways with PMA, and on her resume lists PMA as a reference. Are these the actions of someone who has been wronged? Melinn went on to become president of AMPP. AMPP admits they “hand selected” Melinn because of her experience working with battered women–she garnered some of this experience by working with PMA. These allegations that PMA somehow hurt Melinn is ridiculous–obviously not true.

Check out Melinn’s profile on Linked In, see how she proudly lists her work with PMA:http://www.linkedin.com/pub/maria-melinn/1a/475/649

Maria Melinn’s Experience

Warrior Abused Swan 2011– Present (2 years) Global

Victims Right/Domestic Violence Advocate Nikao Ministries:
January 2005– Present (8 years 2 months)

Administrative Assistant Protective Mothers Alliance International: August 2008– July 2010 (2 years)

Before you judge Janice, read her response to this vicious attack.. through all of this, she still remains a compassionate voice for abused women and their children, and works to raise awareness about the issues of court abuse than engage in a distraction

Reply
Janice Levinson says:
May 21, 2010 at 12:59 am
I am executive director of an organization called Protective Mothers Alliance International. Maria is one of our State Chapter Leaders.
PMA has been in existence for only one year. Lundy Bancroft and I co founded PMA because of the desperate need to bring to light what is happening in family courts.

The point that I wish to make is that Maria’s situation is NOT an isolated occurrence.

PMA at present has approximately 70 state chapter leaders nationwide, and we are quickly growing in numbers everyday. Our leaders are all fit mothers who have their own nightmare story to tell. Sadly, this is an epidemic in this country.

Family court judges have placed gag orders on moms, taken children away from protective moms by ex parte orders when children were CLEARLY not in danger and have taken children away from loving, fit moms while they were kicking and screaming all the way. In some leaders situations, children were handed over to dads who were CONVICTED sex offenders.

The volume of human rights violations and the stories that PMA has heard in just one year, is profound. Double standards are the norm since it seems that dads can violate court orders with no consequences, yet if mom does EXACTLY the same thing , she gets thrown in jail. The time for this nonsense is quickly coming to an end however.

Pma has band together not only protective mothers but the CHILDREN who have aged out of the system and are now ready to speak out about how family court abuse has damaged their lives. When it comes “out of the mouth of babes” and we come together in solidarity by the hundreds( PMA and other advocacy groups) WITH our children all our voices will finally be heard and the light will shine on the truth.

On behalf of our family of advocates at Protective Mothers Alliance I extend my deepest appreciation to Parenting News Network for helping to expose the truth about Maria’s tragic situation.

Janice Levinson
Executive Director/ co-founder
Protective Mothers Alliance International

There will be more on this commentary, AMPP attacks and false allegations later.. please stay tuned.. the volume of the attacks, does require some time to sort through them all, and here on Among the Wolves WE DO WORK TOWARDS UNCOVERING LIES AND REVEALING TRUTH.