Letter to New York's Governor Pataki
In 1995 my spouse filed for divorce. Since then I have found myself not a parent, but a "vistor" in my son's life. The divorce was granted in '97 and I have exhausted all appeals. I felt there was grave misconduct by some of the professionals involved. Although one Psychologist was given a Letter or Reprimand, my other written grievances regarding some attorneys and judges were quickly dismissed.
Governor, could you please start an official inquiry into what happened.
I have a web site that contains extensive detail and source materials. The address
I would like to be restored as an equal parent.
To show the depth of my concern I have started a protest strike for Domenic. I hope it is a good example of nonviolent action. I have silently picketted inside the local Court House carrying a picture of Dom and I and the simple message: "I LOVE DOM"
In the last couple of weeks I have been arrested three times and am currently in jail. I have left work and moved out of my apartment. As a former Air Force Pilot I understand duty and sacrifice, but most of all I understand the value of a loving parent to a child. I had two loving parents and I want Domenic to have the same.
Part of this is for myself, my greatest aspiration in life was to be a daddy. Part is for my son. My time in jail, getting to know the other inmates, has demonstrated to me how much suffering can start when two parents aren't involved in a child's life.
What else can I do but sacrifice my livelyhood and my freedom to demonstrate my concern and my love for Domenic, whom I hold most dear. What more basic (and perhaps forgotten) Civil Right do we have than to associate with our children?
Please do not delay in your response.