Freespeech - a Father's fight

 
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Mark Byron

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You may have seen my story online or seen my face on your local television news channel -  Last month, I was ordered to post a court-written apology to my estranged wife on Facebook - Ev... more

 
 
 
 
 
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Updated posted by Mark Byron 24 months ago

If you donated $30 or more - please send an email to FreeSpeechFIRST@yahoo.com with your mailing address and a T-shirt size! I also have Women's shirts so please specify Men's or Women's shirt!! Things have started to quiet down - but this fight is FAR from over! I am planning an event soon in downtown, Cincinnati where I will host a fundraiser. My son and I desperately need to get a better defense to fight these horrible injustices. I am terribly far from my goal here on gofundme - but continue to be EXTREMELY thankful to everyone who has contributed so far!! All proceeds will go directly toward helping me fight for fair custody of my son AND to appeal this egregious freedom of speech violation handed down on my by the Hamilton County Domestic Relations courts.

 
 
 

Updated posted by Mark Byron 25 months ago


Judge at center of storm in Facebook apology


Hamilton County has become the international focus of free speech activists, and rightly so. Magistrates and Judges have forced, under threat of jail, a citizen to speak what he otherwise would not. The man in question is involved in a contentious divorce. The wife claims domestic violence yet a criminal court found the man innocent. Subsequently the man makes innocuous statements without the threat of violence and his wife claims harassment even though she is barred from reading the statement.

The result was the violation of the man’s First Amendment right to free speech (and against forced speech) when he was ordered to publicly post (for 30 days) an apology on Facebook. Adding insult to injury the judge now tells the man that “There is certain monetary interest to be served in this media exploitation.” Judge Sieve, if you cause the cause – you cause the effect. Let’s hope the county doesn’t have to write a large check to fix this blunder.

Allen Williams

West Chester

 
 
 

Updated posted by Mark Byron 25 months ago

NO JAIL! Judge Sieve decided that even though I took a stand for FREE SPEECH - and stopped publishing the court ordered apology early.. that the time that I did post was sufficient to purge the order. The next step will be to win the appeal at the 1st district level.
PLEASE continue to support me in this fight. I am not profiting from these donations, rather I will use the money to directly fund the expenses associated with these matters and to send out t-shirts to those donating $30 or more. All extra proceeds are headed directly towards a non-profit organization that I am actively forming for FREE SPEECH FIRST.

 
 
 
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Created by Mark Byron on March 1, 2012

You may have seen my story online or seen my face on your local television news channel -  Last month, I was ordered to post a court-written apology to my estranged wife on Facebook - Every DAY for 30 days!  This is a major violation of my first amendment rights, and sets a very dangerous precedent for all of us!

Please support me in my fight to see my son AND to protect our first amendment rights - particularly our freedom of speech! In January - the Hamilton County Courts made a ruling that my general statements of frustration on Facebook were a violation of a restraining order that was easily obtained by my wife during our divorce proceedings.  This ruling could set a VERY scary precedent for all of us!  Your donation will go directly toward the enormous legal fees I have faced and continue to face going forward.  There is an immediate need to fund a strong defense for my case in the first district and quite possibly in the Supreme Court. All of the money collected here will go directly toward this mission. Any overage will go directly into a non-profit that is currently being formed to further movements of support for parent's rights and freedom of speech issues.  Thank you for any donation you can offer, no matter how small.

 
 
 
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Let me know if there is anything else I can do to support you.

 
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Melt the Matrix!!!

 
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Brandon & Audrey Blakeman

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As parents of an 8 month old baby boy, we could not imagine going through what you have had to go through. Keep up the fight.

 
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j noel

25 months ago

 
 

Stay positive and never quit. I've got 3 boys my youngest is the same age as yours. Can't imagine what your going through, and freedom of speech violations on top of that. Hopefully people will take notice of your fight and run these clowns out the next election.

 
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Rui Yi

25 months ago

 
 

I'm not from the US, but from what I've read, this does set a dangerous precedent everywhere. I hope you win.

 
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Steve Bradley

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To be continued . . .

 

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Andy and Julie Thomas

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Use this wisely. End it soon. Legal battles usually benefit lawyers not litigants

 
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Doug Hill

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Mark, buddy...as long as I've known you you've been an inspiration bro...keep the good fight and let me know how I can help.

 

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