“Oh, I’m dead. Don’t expect me to come home. My dad is going to kill me.”
10 year old Nakota RIP
"The system failed Nakota and it cost him his life…Kelly had made numerous complaints to…[Family Court] about [the father’s] treatment of their son…[T]here were many red flags about [the father’s] treatment of Nakota — from failing to properly feed the boy to ignoring him during visits to WORSE THINGS THEY WEREN'T ABLE TO SPEAK ABOUT — that Kelly shared with [Family Court]…The court system [says] there's not enough [evidence]. We have to drop the case.”
Nakota was murdered by his father after saying he would be killed if forced to visit him. His mother, Kelly tried her best to protect him, but was compelled by a custody order to send him to visit his father unsupervised.
Nakota’s father has admitted to suffocating him by placing a plastic bag over his head. Nakota's body has not yet been found.
As usual, the judge minimized and disregarded abundant evidence of abuse, which easily met the preponderance of evidence burden necessary to protect a child. The judge, disgustingly, told the mother to “drop the case” i.e. stop trying to protect Nakota.
MSM is focused on social services failing to protect Nakota, but it is the Family Court judge who decides custody and is responsible for his death. MSM reports on lame excuses for Nakota's death and does not name the judge.
Shame on Christine James-Brown, CEO of the Child Welfare League of America, for shifting blame from social services and family court to family, friends, doctors, and teachers. And for saying the problem is “the lack of clear communication between case workers and the judicial system”. That is just a red herring giving the judge cover for his culpability in Nakota's murder. Family court judges receive all the evidence from social services, on top of the mother's reports.
James-Brown also says custody battles “often add another layer of complexity when it comes to responding to and investigating reports [of abuse].” Which is just another way of saying the mother may be coaching her child to report abuse in order to get the upper hand in custody.
Tragically for mothers and children all over the world, these tired old narratives give the public the wrong idea about what is causing the epidemic of children being harmed, and even killed, after custody and unsupervised visitation is given to self-serving, vindictive and abusive fathers.
In social media we are speaking the truth: Nakota’s death was not caused by a broken system or lack of laws, but by a system that is working as intended: to entitle and empower men over their children (and exes through their children) after divorce.
Non-MSM (good) article:
10-Year-Old Nakota Kelly, Who Told Mom “My Dad is Going to Kill Me,” is Missing, Presumed Dead, and Dad is Charged With Murder
Did mother's report about son's safety go unheeded? DCS, citing confidentiality, won't say
“…[Keira’s death] was no accident, but a deliberate act by a disturbed man empowered by a Family Court system that enabled him. I believe this was preventable. He did the unthinkable, the worst possible thing, which was to remove her from this world completely and thus leaving me to bear this pain for the rest of my life.”
Jennifer, Keira’s mom
“We did everything imaginable. We brought motions when we needed to bring them. We got court orders after court orders. The money wasn’t an issue for us and we still couldn’t save this child. I know a lot of people who have complained…that their child is suffering harm… because of the way the court system currently is.”
Phillip, Keira’s stepfather
Canadian Broadcasting's National TV just aired a story [linked below] about how a father jumped off a cliff with his daughter, Keira, after being given unsupervised visitation by a Family Court judge.
Although this is a well-intentioned attempt at raising awareness, it misleads the public as to the nature and cause of the custody crisis, and ineffective solutions are being proposed.
Keira’s mom, Jennifer, is a physician, and her new husband, Phillip, is an attorney, and even their best efforts to protect her failed. They said if they could not protect Keira, people with less education and resources would not be able to either.
They are talking to CBC to bring attention to problems in Family Court they believe led to Keira’s death. However, like so many mothers, Jennifer attributes the failure to things that occurred in her case, rather than looking at the larger picture.
They believe the problem in family court is that emotional abuse of children is not taken as seriously as physical abuse, and if there had been physical abuse Keira may have been protected. But there are countless cases where custody is given to fathers when there is substantial evidence of, or even substantiated, physical or sexual abuse.
Another problem they cite is that spousal abuse is being deemed irrelevant to parenting, i.e. a man who abuses his wife can still be a good father. A Family Court DV questionnaire is touted in the story as a solution to this problem when that will make no difference whatsoever. Even in states where judges are trained in DV and there is a presumption against custody to perps, judges are still giving these fathers custody.
So, unfortunately, the public is again being misled by MSM into believing that judges are unwittingly giving custody to abusive fathers and diverted into believing that if there were just more judicial training or new child safety or domestic violence laws, children would be protected.
But the truth is, the problem is not lack of training, laws or resources, but an agenda to keep men empowered in their family after divorce—and the Family Court system is designed so judges can effectuate that persisting male entitlement.
This means the only solution to the crisis affecting millions of women and children all over the world is to get custody cases out of Family Court and into a real civil court with a jury and other due process protections.
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Cindy Dumas, M.A. has been researching, writing, and raising awareness about the Custody Crisis since 2003, when she was unable to protect her children from their abusive father. She fled into hiding when Family Court failed her and was tricked into returning home, when her children were given to their abusive father.