“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
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.