If you have been following the nightmare story of Lt. Col. Joel Kirk’s battle for custody, which for him is an effort to remove his children from the hands of their physically, emotionally and psychologically abusive mother, you know that the family court of Judge Lori B. Jackson is standing in the way of his children’s safety.
We cannot allow this to continue without taking action to stop it.
AVfM has elected to start a petition to the West Virginia House of Delegates, which is the governmental body responsible for impeaching judges and removing them from the bench when they violate their legal obligations as members of the judiciary.
Nowhere is this more necessary than in the case of Judge Jackson.
We are calling on all persons to sign this petition. If you are familiar with this case, you are already on your way to sign. If you are not familiar with this case, you can get the details, including the harrowing recordings of Tina Taylor Kirks drunken rage and violent assault on her children at the links below.
For anyone unclear about Judge Jackson’s responsibility here, please read the following from the West Virginia Judiciary Rules of Practice and Procedure for Family Court:
Reports by Family Court. – If a family court has reasonable cause to suspect any minor child involved in family court proceedings has been abused or neglected, that family court shall immediately report the suspected abuse or neglect to the state child protective services agency, pursuant to W. Va. Code §§ 49-6A-2, and the circuit court.
Not only has Judge Jackson clearly violated state guidelines, she has done so knowingly at the expense of two minor children, effectively delivering them into the custody of the person abusing them.
Please sign this petition and pass it around. It does not matter where you live. These children are currently in the care of an abuser, the authorities have failed them and there is literally no one but us to try to help them out of this situation.
Please note: There was difficulty with embedding the petition in this article. The image above will link you to the petition page at Change.org. If we can get the problem sorted out we will replace the image with the embedded peition. You can view petition live, here. PE
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