FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: AMPP Chairperson
American Mothers Political Party
Phone: (657) 549-2677
First Amendment Violations in Warren County Kentucky Courtroom
The truth is heavy; therefore few care to carry it
October 17, 2010 National USA –First Amendment violations and other illegal and unethical maneuvers in Warren County Kentucky. American Mothers Political Party has announced they will stand up for those in Warren County Kentucky that have been unconstitutionally gagged by the family courts.
Kimberly Harris is preparing to be sent to jail on October 19, 2010 as she is being accused of speaking out about her horrific nightmare with Warren County government officials. The Warren County Kentucky Judge, Catherine Rice-Holderfield, has threatened Mrs.Harris not to speaking publicly regarding her son being placed into the foster care system by the juge. The corruption, illegal maneuvers of this unconstitutional activity came to the attention of AMPP in early October. Frightened supporters knew that they could not in good conscience submit to the intimidation as Rice-Holderfield threatened to also jail the supporters for speaking out.
Warren County officials have become hostile due to the highly publicized blogging and/or expressing the outrage about this severe case of judicial abuse and impropriety, basic fundamental rights are in peril. Many supporters have been warned that Bowling Green PD and DHS workers are questioning and harassing individuals regarding blog posts made, including the 14 year old girlfriend of the child abuse victim.
The 15 year old son of Mrs. Harris was brutally beaten by his father and was subsequently placed in foster care by Rice-Holderfield. The child victim asked that his story be made public before he was taken into foster care. This young man has stated that he wants to be home in the safe loving arms of his mother, Kimberly, and that very wish is disappearing by the same officials sworn to protect and serve their community and its most vulnerable citizens.
Over the past decade, family court judges routinely have uttered broader and broader gag orders, forbidding parents in custody battles from talking or writing about their cases. The pretext for these orders is that they are needed for the protection of the child.
It’s suspected they are prompted by humiliated officials who dislike scrutiny and criticism by internet bloggers in the wake of escalating out-of-control shoot-from-the-hip “therapeutic jurisprudence” in the family courts. The stated child protection rationale is specious because defamation, obscenity, violations of privacy, harassment, and other unprotected speech appropriately are addressed by the law after the fact when actual or potentially harmful speech can be specifically identified.
These orders are illegal under the First Amendment as violations of the constitutional prohibition against prior restraint. Now one mother, Faith Torres, has contacted the American Civil Liberties Union because of a gag order entered in her case by Judge Debra DeSegna in Providence, Rhode Island, July 29, at the request of the Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth and Families. Steven Brown, executive director of the ACLU’s Rhode Island affiliate, called the order a “blatant violation of the First Amendment.” http://newsblog.projo.com/2010/08/judge-bars-ri-mother-from-talk.html
We implore the Kentucky ACLU affiliate , media outlets and the general public to look closely at this case and assist those in need of being stripped of their right to speak freely.
For more information see below:
Face Book Page “Stop The Abuse of Christian Coffey”
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