A Tragedy: Mom and Dad's Story of Tribulations, and Terror
|Subject: Alone At Christmas
Date: Sun, 6 Jan 2002 04:32:51 EST
From: Gene and Katie Whitehead
I am Gene's current wife and do everything in my power as a paralegal to
gain visitation and make child support fair. Personally, I
feel child support should be based on need and not according to a
You said you believe abortion is the key to women gaining this power over
the Courts -- I disagree. What I believe has happened is that in their
zest for fair play, the Courts have used child support, lack of
In the statutes of Tennessee law, child support and visitation are to be
deemed as separate -- one does not preclude or exclude the other.
It doesn't work that way. One can be fully compliant in child support
Because in Tennessee as in many other states, women have been given "rights"
which have no basis in reality. All a woman has to do in this state
is call the police and say "he's yelling at me" and that is
After 1-1/2 years of going to Court and both of us being out on $10,000 bond (yes, $10K for yelling) my case was "retired" but Gene had to either put his 14 yro daughter on the stand or plead. He plead from a Class C felony to a Class A misdemeanor and got 9 months probation plus anger management with expungement. Even though the ex-con's record was entered into evidence, the judge did nothing. Apparently a convicted Rohypnol and cocaine dealer with two young girls is a safer companion for child than a father who loves them and tries to protect them.
Abortion is one of our lesser worries. Women abusing newly gained
power is a big worry. It makes me sad because there really are women
out there being hurt daily. There are also many men out there
biggest worry is the power of the Courts to hear information from a woman
(not facts, not evidence) (real or unreal) and not listen to or adhere
to evidence. The woman is not always the abused party or the victim.
Often it is the silent man until he breaks down and yells and screams --
please notice, no one was touched and it was $10K bail and 9 months probation
plus anger management. What about the creep in the kitchen snorting
coke and known as an "Absconder wanted on a Blue Warrant out of the state
of Texas" -- which means he was wanted for parole violation -- the judge
did not want to hear it or even hear the fact the wife had moved the ex-con
into the 5 yros bedroom and painted it black. The bedroom had been
pink for a little girl. Apparently that's okay in Tennessee,
just don't yell at the woman