Tarrant County Can’t Handle the Truth
OPINION – PPC
November 23, 2014
Surprising to see what seems to be the entire Tarrant County Family Court System engaging in the next Title IV-D Associate Judge appointment discussion on the November 21, 2014 PPC Facebook post. Everyone from private attorneys, county attorneys, county executive directors to district judges supported comments suggesting PPC’s only purpose is to “hate”. Isn’t it ironic that the victims of the broken family court system are called ‘bullies’ and ‘haters’ when it is the legal community harassing the litigants inside and outside the court? The opposing respondents posted comments as if people who felt they were denied due process were making unprecedented statements.
Just yesterday, the Fort Worth Police Department was in the news because they are under a federal investigation for falsifying traffic tickets under a ticket quota system that violates Texas state laws. Nine officers and the police chief have either resigned or were fired for the accusations of falsifying the documents in order for the officers to earn overtime pay.
Fort Worth Weekly has been reporting regularly the Tarrant County probate courts have been abusing their discretion. Eighty-five year old Dorothy Luck has been fighting the probate court’s 2008 decision to appoint her a guardian and remove her of all of her rights because the court found her mentally unstable. While she was a ward of the state, the courthouse appointees decided Luck’s living conditions, and more importantly the court cronies drained her of her assets. Dorothy Luck has been working with state wide organizations advocating guardianship reform in Texas. In this article, she states she believes the reason the Tarrant County District Judge King decided to release the guardianship ruling was due to the media exposure and led to public awareness.
Ten days ago the Dallas Morning News wrote an article questioning why there is no public outrage when men are victims of domestic violence. A father in the article was quoted stating the Tarrant County court ‘refused to believe’ the assaults, even with photographs, videotapes of assault and police reports. His comments substantiate the complaint so many other people report. Tarrant County is refusing any and all evidence and making rulings based on a belief system instead of the law.
Is this why members of the Tarrant County Family Law Bar Association mobbed the PPC website in the last few days? Some comments from attorneys appeared to be pure psychological projection. (Psychological projection is a theory in psychology in which humans defend themselves against unpleasant impulses by denying their existence in themselves, while attributing them to others. For example, a person who is rude may constantly call other people rude.)
Embedded in the posts, lawyers are attacking individuals for their opinions, which are protected under the first amendment of the Constitution. Victims of the family court might find it hard to believe the Constitution also guarantees the right to be free from intrusion by the government. If you saw these same lawyers in court, you might see them advocating first amendment rights when they defame and slander individuals before the honorable judge. Custody and divorce evaluators will call people names in open court without proof such as: “pathetic”, “disgusting”, “alcoholic”, “liar”, “vindictive bitch”, “drug addict”, “mentally unstable”, “diagnosed with munchausen by proxy syndrome” , “cheater”, “prostitute”, “sleezy”, “criminal”, “low life”, “abusive”, “crazy”, or “lunatic” .
Do the lawyers opposing the PPC post feel their first amendment rights to free speech precede the general public’s rights due to the lawyers elevated position of power? Unconstitutional intimidation has been a method for some time now in Tarrant County and that behavior needs to end.
Is the Tarrant County legal community in denial of the truth,
or are they just trying to bully their critics into silence?
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