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This week, the loving mother of two small children was thrown in jail for following the recommendation of a Social Worker and two Judges in Wisconsin. This mother was advised not to bring her children for visitation with their father who resides in Tennessee. She was strongly advised to protect her children because a third party reported to Children Protective Services (Wisconsin) their suspicions that the children might have been abused by their father. After a forensic investigation was conducted, the Social Worker in Wisconsin suspended the fathers visitation rights effective immediately. During the forensic investigation, one of the boys stated that his father had touched him inappropriately and left him unattended on multiple occasions. As instructed, she followed the orders from the Social Worker.
In addition to the orders from the Social worker, there was a temporary restraining order in place against the father which was signed by two Judges in Wisconsin and therefore, the mother was legally prevented from bringing the children to Tennessee. If the mother would have followed through with the visitation and disregarded the legal advisement from Wisconsin, she would have been held accountable by the Wisconsin Courts.
As any concerned mother and law-abiding citizen would do, she followed the law. Because she followed orders in Wisconsin, this mother was thrown in jail by circuit court Judge Phillip Robinson of Tennessee. As of this morning, she was released from jail however, this mother is facing serious jail time and could potentially lose custody of her children at the hands of Judge Robinson. His ruling was handed down to "make a point" that she should not have disobeyed his order. Davidson County (Tennessee), the State of Tennessee and everyone in the United States of America should be aware of what this Judge has done to a loving mother who was damned if she did and damned if she didn't.
This is one of those situations that leaves you wondering if there is more to the story however, after further investigation, I can tell you that this mother is being unfairly targeted. According to witnesses who were in the courtroom, the out-of-state Social Worker and lawyer both testified in a court of law that they advised this mother not to put the children in the fathers care. Having jail time on her record will now prevent her from carrying her LMT license and therefore prevent her from financially providing for her children with her trained skill set. Sadly, and probably because Judge Robinson doesn't want this information leaked, the mother has been prevented from speaking out. She has been restrained and adjoined from speaking on the matter.  Thankfully, there were witnesses in the courtroom and this information is public record.

http://onemomsbattle.com/2014/01/13/a-tragedy-in-the-family-court-system-judge-phillip-robinson-tennessee/

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Update 5
Posted by Annie G
37 months ago
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Come hear some amazing Local and National artists perform 3/15 starting at 7p! All proceeds are going towards Annie's incredible legal fees!
pls come enjoy and support annie!
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Update 4
Posted by Annie G
37 months ago
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A Note of Thanks from Annie Miller
I fail to believe there is a word gracious enough for all that has been done by kind people like you on behalf of my children. Thank you.
Sadly- to this day, justice has not been served and I am still facing more jail time and will likely lose custody of my children. I still need your help to spread the word and help raise as much awareness as possible.
I am facing more jail time and losing my children because I followed the advisement of my Legal Counsel. I did not ignore the instructions of Judge Robinson- rather I followed the instructions of WI Counselors, Lawyers, and Judges who ordered me to keep my children in WI while abuse investigations were on going. I have nothing to hide. I am simply protecting my children. If I ignored the WI Counselors recommendation to immediately suspend visitation with their father and or the WI Order to keep my children from their father- what then? What kind of mother would ignore those things?
I realize this situation is complicated and so I would like to share some facts with you- as you've been kind enough to invest your time and money in my children and me before they were all before you. I encourage you to share these facts with as many of your friends and loved ones as possible.
"¢ Please click on below link to read a letter from my WI lawyer to Judge Robinson clarifying some important facts- that will help you understand where I was coming from when I did not bring the children to TN. Judge Robinson has refused to read this letter. This Lawyer testified in court to these facts via the telephone.
https://sendnow.acrobat.com/?i=dFNCW08nJDuMLQu1qFPoEQ
"¢ I was allowed to move to WI in 2012 legally as a part of Judge Robinsons Order
"¢ In February 2013 a 3rd party (not me) reported concerns of child abuse "“ that were then investigated by WI Child Protective Services
"¢ After the forensic investigation "“ WI Child Protective Services were concerned for the safety of the children in the presence of their father and recommended that the fathers custody be suspended immediately. This is the decision that prevented the children from being with their father during Spring Break. I was found guilty of criminal contempt for this. This counselor testified to these facts via the telephone.
"¢ After reviewing documents from the WI abuse investigation and from the children's counselor a WI Judge signed a temporary restraining order against the child's father. Therefor preventing me from bringing the children to TN the summer of 2013. I was advised that the abuse investigation should be concluded before the children should be in dads care. I was found in criminal contempt for this as well.
I still have faith in our justice system. However, I do believe this sort of situation would be better served by a jury of our peers than someone who can take a position without being accountable for the consequences it has on the souls it directly affects. I followed the law, and legal advice and my heart as a parent.
If you research what is happening in our family courts in regards to abuse and what happens when it is reported it is mind bending. If our family justice system serves to silence the voices of the very people it was designed to protect in order to validate the power of one, we all are in danger. Read more on this at these 2 links:
http://www.nancyleegrahn.com/my-thoughts-on-dylan-farrow/
http://onemomsbattle.com/
Using the arms of the law for abuse is unacceptable. This has consequences (scary ones at that ) far beyond my family. Because if a parent , follows the law , follows the advice of professionals ( educated and government officials ) attempts to co parent and stands with the truth and has to face their children losing them or incarceration then our sons, our daughters ,your wives ,your moms ,your dads , everyone is in danger of losing their voice .

Again I cannot express adequately how much your time and money (much of which came from people who are struggling themselves) and support means to us . Please have faith that some good will come of this , that my sons will have the integrity to move forward in this world with the voice you have given them to help others . Namaste , annie

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Update 3
Posted by Annie G
38 months ago
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Words cannot express our gratitude for your generosity. We are almost 20% to our goal for Annie. Please consider sharing this with a few of your friends and family. Public attention to this injustice is Annie's best bet at not facing additional jail time and possibly losing custody of her children. Because of your donations we have raised enough money for Annie to move forward with this insanely costly proceeding. Because of the close to 2000 signatures on the petition- we have caught the attention and support of the community and concerned leaders who are willing to help.

Please consider sending this on to your loved ones to bring more awareness to this injustice. Thanks again!:

This week, the loving mother of two small children was thrown in jail for following the recommendation of a Social Worker and two Judges in Wisconsin. This mother was advised not to bring her children for visitation with their father who resides in Tennessee. She was strongly advised to protect her children because a third party reported to Children Protective Services (Wisconsin) their suspicions that the children might have been abused by their father. After a forensic investigation was conducted, the Social Worker in Wisconsin suspended the fathers visitation rights effective immediately. During the forensic investigation, one of the boys stated that his father had touched him inappropriately and left him unattended on multiple occasions. As instructed, she followed the orders from the Social Worker.

In addition to the orders from the Social worker, there was a temporary restraining order in place against the father which was signed by two Judges in Wisconsin and therefore, the mother was legally prevented from bringing the children to Tennessee. If the mother would have followed through with the visitation and disregarded the legal advisement from Wisconsin, she would have been held accountable by the Wisconsin Courts.

As any concerned mother and law-abiding citizen would do, she followed the law. Because she followed orders in Wisconsin, this mother was thrown in jail by circuit court Judge Phillip Robinson of Tennessee. As of this morning, she was released from jail however, this mother is facing serious jail time and could potentially lose custody of her children at the hands of Judge Robinson. His ruling was handed down to "make a point" that she should not have disobeyed his order. Davidson County (Tennessee), the State of Tennessee and everyone in the United States of America should be aware of what this Judge has done to a loving mother who was damned if she did and damned if she didn't.

This is one of those situations that leaves you wondering if there is more to the story however, after further investigation, I can tell you that this mother is being unfairly targeted. According to witnesses who were in the courtroom, the out-of-state Social Worker and lawyer both testified in a court of law that they advised this mother not to put the children in the fathers care. Having jail time on her record will now prevent her from carrying her LMT license and therefore prevent her from financially providing for her children with her trained skill set.

Please consider signing this petition and sharing this blog to bring awareness to what is happening in Judge Robinson's courtroom. A Judge's ego should NOT come before his oath to act in the best interest of the very children that he was appointed to protect.

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Update 2
Posted by Annie G
38 months ago
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We are 14% on our way to our goal in 2 days! You guys are amazing- thank you and please keep spreading the word! Annie needs as much public attention on this as possible. Right now that's her best and only option.

I was just notified that the petition link is dead- hopefully this one works:

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/judge-places-mother-in?source=c.em.cp&r_by=5567132

And here is a link that describes the injustice in detail:

http://onemomsbattle.com/2014/01/13/a-tragedy-in-the-family-court-system-judge-phillip-robinson-tennessee/

This could be any of us! Thank you!
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Mommia Marsh
38 months ago

I was in the court room and would like to add that the above information was written by the blogger- not I... But I was there- this really happening. Annie needs your help- anything even $5 will help. Thanks for your consideration.

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$5,323 of $20k goal

Raised by 114 people in 38 months
Created January 13, 2014
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37 months ago

Let's right this wrong!

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37 months ago

Best of luck in everything!

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Bill/Becki Haas/Lott
37 months ago

We love you Annie. Keep fighting and we'll keep trying to find people to help you. Give the boys a hug for us.

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Mommia Marsh
38 months ago

I was in the court room and would like to add that the above information was written by the blogger- not I... But I was there- this really happening. Annie needs your help- anything even $5 will help. Thanks for your consideration.

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