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Father Protecting his Daughter Hunted by Police

Union OF Fathers
News Release
for immediate release
November 12, 2001

Father Protecting his Daughter Hunted by Police

A father and his daughter are running from an arrest warrant in a desperate attempt to prevent the Family Court taking the girl from the safety of her father’s care and putting her back into a dangerous situation with a drug using mother. This child has been abused in the mother’s home but no charges could be laid because social workers could not decide if the abuse occurred at the hands of the mother or the step father and so the child was returned to their care.

For over two weeks the police have been unable to capture the father because he is receiving widespread support from friends throughout the country who know the people involved and can see the lunacy of the Family Court actions. The man has also contacted the Union Of Fathers for help and the Union has rallied members throughout the country to assist in providing an underground railway to safety.

One supporter of the father says: “The Family Court has lost all moral authority by the stupidity of the actions of the judge who issued this warrant and the Counsel for Child who applied for the warrants in a very underhanded way.”

“This guy is a kiwi bloke just like any other, with a job, and great love for his daughter. He used to believe in New Zealand but it is fair to say that not many of us now has any time for the Courts or the police because of what they are doing here.

Union of Fathers Auckland Regional Organizer and former policeman Bevan Berg says he has been horrified by the police tactics in this case.

“I have been tracked by the police helicopter, had my telephone bugged and the police have brought in friends of mine from police college days to try to trick me into giving the whereabouts of this father.

As an organisation we have been asked for help and we are providing it in the interests of saving a child from harm. The Court system is saying that no matter what, a father will pay a price for loving his children and that system will go to incredible ends to ensure that no father can protect his children,” says Berg.

“This guy is now a criminal made so by the Family Court. His crime is getting his daughter away from harm. What is this country coming to?

“If you are an Afghani refugee expect all possible assistance but if you are a father in need expect to get locked up. Fathers in New Zealand need to march in unison to the ballot box and send a resounding message that we will not be cowered by these stand-over tactics hidden behind the doors of a closed court.

Union Of Fathers’ National Director Bruce Cheriton says the Family Court is in meltdown.

“It is chasing its tail because it has poor leadership and a corrupt ideology. There is no one in there who has the creative ability to find a new path to take that is not gender biased. It has been doing what it has been doing for so long it can’t figure out another way. We demand a Royal Commission into this debacle called the Family Court,” he says.

Cheriton say he has concerns that police will attempt to seek revenge on family and Union members. We have a situation developing where the Family Court leadership is attempting to shut down the Union Of Fathers through threats of legal and police action and muzzling the press. I see that leading to much more intense responses from fathers.

For more information contact:
Bruce Cheriton National Director 04 2327359 or 025 403368

There is a Family Court lawyer in New Zealand who, as step father, is abusing two small children in his care.

Because of the lawyer’s position in the closed Family Court, the father of those children has not be able to get a Protection Order that would enable him to remove his children from a dangerous situation.

This is a case of the Family Court protecting its own. We ask all New Zealanders who are concerned about children to call the Principal Family Court Judge and the Commissioner for Children and ask them to take immediate action.

If a woman asks for a Protection Order it is granted immediately without need for evidence. As this case shows, a father cannot protect his own children.

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