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Disturbing Trend of Punishing Mothers Who Failed to Protect Continues

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I just don’t get it.  Indiana judges and prosecutors go feverishly after battered women to punish them for a child that dies at the hands of a father or a male-figure in the household, yet will take children from mothers who report abuse.  What is wrong with these people?

Reflecting back on the recent conviction  Kristina Byers-Escobedo, from February 26th, 2010:

Kristina Byers-Escobedo sobbed quietly this morning as sheriff’s deputies led her from the courtroom of Judge Jane Woodward Miller in handcuffs.  Miller sentenced Byers-Escobedo to 30 years executed, denying the 31-year-old an opportunity for parole.

She also denied a request by Byers-Escobedo’s lawyer to allow his client one day to report in order to say goodbye to her young son.

“I cannot and will not give you additional time to report,” Miller said, explaining Byers-Escobedo should have already prepared the child for the possibility she would be imprisoned.

In sentencing Byers-Escobedo, Miller admonished the mother for failing to protect her daughter, 2-year-old Maya Escobedo, from the child’s father, Valentin Escobedo, who has been charged with murder in the child’s death.

“You told us you were protecting your family,” Miller said, referring to Byers-Escobedo’s explanation of why she ignored signs of abuse by Valentin Escobedo. “… I don’t know what you were protecting. I know what you were not protecting. You were not protecting the one person who was too young and too vulnerable to protect herself.”

WHAT A JOKE:  “You were not protecting the one person who was too young and too vulnerable to protect herself.” When mothers do, they lose their children. It is happening far too much here in Indiana.

And now Rachael Goodman has been harshly sentenced after pleading guilty to neglect.  Did she have any other choice, with Carl Brizzi promising to go full guns after her?  He won’t go after fathers sexually abusing their daughters (with medical proof at that!), but he’ll darned sure go after mothers.  Was she hoping with the guilty plea to avoid a long, harsh sentence, especially since she had been beaten by the perpetrator badly also?

An 18-year-old man was arrested early Thursday morning after his girlfriend and her 14-month-old daughter were taken to a hospital following a brutal beating that left the girl in extremely critical condition.

Rachel Goodman, who is also 14 weeks pregnant, was injured in the incident.  Investigators said some of her injuries came from trying to stop the beating.

Goodman’s mother, Rachel Goodman, pleaded guilty in November 2009 to neglect of a dependent and had agreed to testify against Chism.  Goodman faces a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison, but because she has no prior felony convictions, the entire sentence could be suspended.

(Grrrrr….she got 25 years with 5 years suspended, so much for rewarding her for helping convict the perpetrator).  Our sincere condolences go to Ms. Goodman for all she’s had to endure, and continues to endure from the mother-hating State of Indiana.  Best of luck to Ms. Byers-Escobedo on her appeal also.

Once again, the corrupt bastard judges of Marion County and Carl Brizzi are patting themselves on the back for taking down another mother, one way or the other.

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  1. Attorney Sheryl McDonnell is using this argument that CPS was called by mandated reporter after a child was returned many, many times with bruises, severely bad diaper rashes, and afraid to take a bath and the toddler also was screaming in fear every time her father or his mother arrived to pick her up. This nasty attorney is also known as the pro-daddy attorney by some attorneys in the Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. This case is documented in

    170.1 Motion accusing the judge of bias was granted and her order vacated, but the presiding judge kept the biased order in place and actually threatened the mother with, “Parents that don’t want to cooperate can lose custody.” The first attorney for the father was removed (170.1). He recommended this pro-daddy lawyer – a very nasty woman known for stalling cases and ‘leaving town’ and requesting continuances. i.e., she racks up the charges.


    August 21, 2010 at 10:03 pm

  2. Order to keep drunks and drug abusers was violated and report reported to Sallie mae a LCSW. This is when 10 year old was left with grandparent while father was at a trainig course. The grandparent traveled out of town with her,grandfather got drunk and his wife drove home with child in back . Grandfather woke up in front seat ,Yelled “Where the hell am I and began cussing and screaming at his wife calling her every name in the book. The child informed the LCSW of event in great detail and the doctor just are you sure he was drunk?Was’nt she supposed to report.Child said I saw him drinking beer and he does it a lot.We’ve been threatened by the LCSW Sallie that if my child comes to me with fears of bulling,drunks at visitation,or any normal fear or concern even about school the child is to speak only to her or her father because all claims will be concidered a lie if reported by mom. She is now terrified and actually ticked off that the courts won’t protect her nor will she feel safe to talk to mom.


    May 22, 2011 at 3:46 am

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