1 month ago
A U.S. Navy sailor from Washington State is currently serving on a submarine thousands of miles away in the Pacific Ocean, but a judge has ordered him into an impossible custody scenario: Appear in a Michigan courtroom Monday or risk losing custody of his 6-year-old daughter.
Navy submariner Matthew Hindes was given permanent custody of his daughter Kaylee in 2010, after she was reportedly removed from the home of his ex-wife, Angela, by child protective services. But now a judge has ordered him to appear in court Monday, or risk losing his daughter to his ex-wife in addition to a bench warrant being issued for his arrest, ABC News reports.
Hindes’ lawyers argue he should be protected by the Service Members Civil Relief Act, which states courts in custody cases may “grant a stay of proceedings for a minimum period of 90 days to defendants serving their country.”
But the Michigan judge hearing the case, circuit court judge Margaret Noe, disagrees, stating: “If the child is not in the care and custody of the father, the child should be in the care and custody of the mother.”
The judge reiterated that regardless of Hindes’ assignment under the Pacific Ocean, he will appear in court or face contempt of court.
Let’s not get too wrapped around the axle on whether the judge made the right call on custody of the child. For all we know the sailor is a chump and the wife should have custody. That’s entirely beside the point I want to make. The real problem comes with her declaration that the U.S. Navy stop their ship, perform an emergency egress of one of their sailors, get him to court, and suspend their own requirements that he be at his post, thus ignoring the fact that he would be UA if he appeared before her.
All of this is to appease her whims. Why does all of this matter to us? Because it’s emblematic of the behavior of judges and the entire prosecutorial system today. If this hag gets away with her abuse, then she may as well haul innocent people into court and demand that they throw salt over their left shoulder while they howl at the moon on Thursday at midnight, give her $100 for her next pair of high heels, and then turn in all of their guns to be destroyed.
And worse still, while the effete, pampered, self-important ruling class makes up the rules as they go, they turn to the goober squad to enforce those judgments. And like good goobers, the LEOs always oblige – you know – because of the “rule of law.” We wouldn’t want anarchy to break out or anything like that.
I have to appear in court soon for jury duty. I didn’t realize until someone told me that if they don’t happen to have the people they need when they need them for a case, Sheriffs (at least in my neck of the woods) reserve the right, under the authority of judges, to go to local shopping malls, apprehend people, in cuffs if necessary, and haul them into court for jury. It doesn’t matter if the person they haul in happens to be buying medication for their spouse who has just had surgery. If Ricky, who bought an ounce of marijuana, needs to be incarcerated that night and they can’t find jurors, your spouse has to wait. Your ass belongs to the state, because we wouldn’t want Ricky to wait until next Monday to have his time in court. Because as you know, we wouldn’t want anarchy to break out or anything.
This kind of abuse in the prosecutorial system will continue until men of strong heart throw the bastards out, by force if necessary.