Apparently, fascism is apparently alive and well in the U.S. Makes one wonder what the hell we fought World War II for.
Just read part of the court transcript that was published in press reports:
14-YEAR OLD BOY: “I do apologize if I didn’t understand the rules. But I do not apologize for not talking to [the boy’s father] because I have a reason for that and that’s because he’s violent and I saw him hit my mom and I’m not going to talk to him.”
OAKLAND COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE LISA GORCYCA: “[called the boy] a defiant, contemptuous young man” and then asked him if there was anything he’d like to say about being sent to jail.
14-YEAR OLD BOY: “I didn’t do anything wrong.”
JUDGE LISA GORCYCA: “No, you did. I ordered you to talk to your father. You chose not to talk to your father. You defied a direct court order. It’s direct contempt so I’m finding you guilty of civil contempt.”
14-YEAR OLD BOY: “But he was the one that [did] something wrong. I thought there [were] rules .. for not hitting someone.”
JUDGE LISA GORCYCA: “You’re supposed to have a high IQ, which I’m doubting right now because of the way you act. You’re very defiant. You have no manners. … You need to do a research program on Charlie Manson and the cult that he has … You have bought [it upon] yourself… going to the bathroom in public, and maybe summer school.”
JUDGE LISA GORCYCA: “You are so mentally messed up right now and it’s not because of your father. And one day you are going to realize what’s going on in this case and you’re going to apologize to your dad … Dad, if you ever think that he has changed and he’s no longer like Charlie Manson’s cult, then you let us know and we can (review the case).”
Judge Gorcyca then ordered the boy taken into custody and issued orders barring the mother or anyone from her side of the family from visiting him. She also refused to allow the mom to say goodbye to her son or to try to encourage him to speak with his father.
Later that afternoon, the judge bullied the 9-year old girl.
JUDGE LISA GORCYCA: “I know you’re kind of religious. God gave you a brain. He expects you to use it. You are not your big, defiant brother who’s living in jail. Do you want to live in jail? You want to have your birthdays in [jail]? Do you like going to the bathroom in front of people? Is your bed soft and comfortable at home? I’ll tell you this, if you two [meaning the girl and her 10-year old brother] don’t have a nice lunch with your dad and make this up to your dad, you’re going to come back here [after lunch] and I’m going to have the deputies take you to [jail].”
The 10-year old boy was asked about eating at the courthouse cafeteria.
10-YEAR OLD BOY: “I’ll go with my brother then.”
Judge Gorcyca then told him he would not be allowed any contact with his brother and that they would be sent to separate detention facilities.
She then turned to the 9-year old girl and when the girl said she didn’t want to eat lunch with her father, she was taken into custody as well, ordering that the three siblings “be kept away from each other as much as possible” according to a hand-written order from the court.
This all happened on June 24, 2015, the media finally getting over their infatuation with the Confederate flag to report on something important. The three children have been incarcerated for over two weeks now.
Bloomfield Hills attorney Lisa Stern has since filed a Writ of Habeas Corpus on behalf of the children’s mother, the previous attorney having withdrawn from the case for not getting paid some $15,000 in fees. The motion by Stern seeks to have the children brought back before Judge Gorcyca on July 15 in order to lift the contempt ruling or show why “they are being deprived of their liberty.”
Judge Gorcyca says the child custody case makes her think of Charles Manson.
When I read about it, it made me think of Roland Freisler.