Monthly Archives: December 2017

Daughter sues Orange County after being taken, by Jordan Graham, The OCR

“In the sequel to the costliest-ever liability lawsuit against Orange County, a federal appellate court has affirmed that the county once again is not immune from liability for a 2000 incident in which a woman alleges that two social workers committed perjury to separate her from her mom when she was a young girl.

The ruling issued Tuesday by a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is based on the same events that caused a jury to award Deanna Fogarty-Hardwick $9.6 million from Orange County in 2011 after she alleged that social workers used fabricated evidence to cause a court to remove her two daughters from her custody for six and a half years.

Now, Fogarty-Hardwick’s daughter, Preslie Hardwick, who was one of the two girls separated from her mom, also is suing the county. And while the appellate court’s ruling does not address the merits of Hardwick’s complaint, it suggests the county could be on the hook to pay out once again.”

Daughter sues Orange Cunty

Abusers and Cyberstalking

From Cyberbullying

“Cyberbullying is defined as the posting of frightening, harassing, humiliating text or images on the internet, cell phones or other digital devices.”

Cyberbullying includes harassment, denigration, impersonation, trickery, and cyberstalking.”

An example of impersonination:  “A fake, horrible e-mail is sent by an impersonator under your child’s name to others.”

Many mothers whose children were taken by an abusive father report that he continued the psychological abuse, by impersonating the child and sending her fake, horrible emails, as part of the ongoing campaign of cyberstalking & cyberbullying. 

*Impersonating someone online is classified as Cyberstalking in Illinois, and a Class 4 Felony.  “Cyberstalking is a Class 4 felony in Illinois. (720 Ill. Comp. Stat. § 5/12-7.5.) A person convicted of a Class 4 felony faces imprisonment of not less than one year and not more than three years, a fine of up to $25,000, or both. (730 Ill. Comp. Stat. § § 5/5-4.5-45, 5/5-4.5-50.)”

From Wikipedia: Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying is perpetrated through harassmentcyberstalking, denigration (sending or posting cruel rumors and falsehoods to damage reputation and friendships), impersonation, and exclusion (intentionally and cruelly excluding someone from an online group)

“The US federal cyberstalking law is designed to prosecute people for using electronic means to repeatedly harass or threaten someone online. There are resources dedicated to assisting adult victims deal with cyberbullies legally and effectively. One of the steps recommended is to record everything and contact police.”

RESOURCES:

www.cyberbullying.org
  Center for Safe and Responsible Internet Use
  NetSmartz411: Internet Safety Help Desk
  Bully OnLine
  www.stopbullynow.com
  www.safeteens.com
  www.childrenonline.org
  www.glsen.org/bullying
  www.adl.org/combatbullying
  www.wiredsafety.org
  www.youtube.com/user/itgetsbetterproject
  www.pacer.org/bullying