At the April 15 protest against the corrupt San Diego family law courts  the San Diego Police Department arrested one of the leaders of the group, Colbern Stuart III, an attorney and vocal critic of the California family law courts. The arrest appears to possibly be an attempt at intimidation and harassment against San Diego parents who are fed up with the abuses they are facing at the hands of the local family law courts. It may also be part of the alleged parental alienation campaign being conducted by Lynn Stuart, San Diego CW6 News Reporter and ex-wife of Cole Stuart. She and many in the San Diego family law community, including specifically Stephen Doyne, Judge Lisa Schall, and Judge Lorna Alksne, have personal reasons to want to attack and harm Cole Stuart and other CCFC group members.
Court Seeks To Silence Family Law Protestors?
It is our understanding that this was small protest of reasonable people who are upset over the continuing abuses being inflicted upon their families by the San Diego family courts. They could not be considered threatening to anybody but perhaps corrupt judges and psychological evaluators who might be very insecure as they see the public is starting to wake up to their criminal conduct. There were somewhere around a dozen protesters outside and inside the San Diego County Bar Association facility in downtown San Diego during a seminar being presented by members of the family law system including judges, psychologists, and other court service providers. Reports are that the protesters were reasonably calm and well-behaved and that their activities were no legitimate cause for the arrest.
While there may never be any way to conclusively confirm or deny this, it seems possible that this entire incident was staged by the corrupt San Diego family law system and reporter Lynn Stuart. There was an arrest warrant issued for Cole Stuart on April 14, the day before the protest, apparently based upon an email he sent her trying to arrange times to call their son on the phone.
He’s speculating that the courts, his ex, and her attorney found out about the protest from our previous article or other sources and used the email as a pretext to get an arrest warrant. As Stuart has put it, “Email your wife, she does’t like what you say, you get arrested.”
Evidence of the court conspiracy to cause a wrongful arrest for political motives may be hard to produce, but some is already available the related article Internet Evidence of Suspicious Timing of Court Awareness of CCFC Protest and Arrest Warrant For Group Leader .
Using TROs and Police As Court Weapons Against Vocal Parents
It appears that SDPD was forced by family law system to use an arrest based upon a malicious report to the police and a falsely obtained TRO to intimidate the protesters and punish Cole Stuart for having the audacity to oppose the court’s abuses against families.
A witness says that Cole Stuart was speaking up against the family law system inside the building shortly before he was arrested. The family law system attendees at a seminar reportedly did not like what he was saying. Stephen Doyne and Judge Lorna Alksne were both present and reportedly visibly reacted to Cole Stuart’s presence and words.
A private security guard present was reported as indicating San Diego Police Department (SDPD) officers arrested Stuart allegedly for some past misdemeanor accusation.
Searching the San Diego criminal court case database, we found no cases naming him or anybody with a similar name. The only court cases we found locally involving the attorney as a litigant were a personal injury lawsuit SDSC 703239 in August 1996  featuring him and his ex-wife (Lyndolyn aka Lynn) against Carlos Murphy’s Restaurant and their divorce case SDSC D504196 .
Speculation that the arrest was an attempt to shut up the protesters seems plausible. We have seen and heard how local law enforcement and the family law system collude in using police abuse and harassment as a means to persecute parents who find themselves caught up in a difficult divorce. This is particularly common for divorces featuring a malicious ex-spouse making false allegations, especially if that ex-spouse has law enforcement connections and/or has hired an attorney with a reputation for using false allegations to obtain Temporary Restraining Orders (TROs) as an aid to obtaining sole child custody for a client.
The police too often are involved in such cases. While some of the police officers are reluctant and apologetic about being forced to arrest people for things like calling their children, others get emotionally tangled up in what they are doing and violate ethical codes and civil rights. The officers who become involved like this effectively are working as a private police force paid for by taxpayers for the benefit of disgruntled spouses who are willing to stop at nothing to destroy the life of their children’s other parents. These parent’s only “crimes” are often that they want to be able to see their children and are upset about being falsely accused and treated like criminals who are guilty without a trial.
Given the common tactics of malicious parents in high-conflict divorces and Cole Stuart’s recent comments about this being a problem for many parents and him, too, in our early reports on this arrest we speculated that there may have been an arrest warrant naming him based upon the typical legal abuse tactic of Temporary Restraining Orders (TROs). TROs are frequently used to criminalize law-abiding parents by the use of false allegations made by a malicious ex intent on committing parental alienation (a form of child abuse involving destructively interfering in the relationship between a child and parent) and harassment against the other parent who wants joint child custody.
It turns out that this is more or less accurate based upon the latest reports, but that the arrest warrant may have been timed to help quash the protest. If so, this appears it was politically motivated.
One of the major irregularities here is that there was a TRO issued against Cole Stuart connected with the divorce case on April 8, 2010. The San Diego Sheriff’s Department restraining order index indicates it was not served on him until April 16, the day after he was arrested. This is highly improper to arrest somebody based upon a TRO of which he or she had no notice. It suggests that there was some effort made by his ex-wife, her attorney, and/or the courts to set him up for arrest before he even would know of the TRO.
OF INTEREST (RESTRAINED PERSON)
/ PROTECTIVE ORDER
|SDSO||(SDS) San Diego Central Superior Court|
|04/08/2010||(P) Personal Service|
|(OTD) Temporary Restraining Order||04/28/2010|
That the courts would use their power to jail people as retaliation should come as no surprise given the abusive conduct of California courts against parties who dare challenge their actions and legality of their funding. Attorney Richard Fine is still being held in prison in Los Angeles for doing exactly this. He’s been incarcerated for a year as a political prisoner of corrupt judge David Yaffe . Given that there are protests planned for April 20 against the LA courts for the political imprisonment of Richard Fine, I wonder if we’ll also see court-initiated police retaliation against those protesters.
Lynn Stuart, Malicious Mom?
In Cole Stuart’s case, his ex-wife Lynn Stuart , San Diego CW Channel 6 anchor and reporter, is reputedly such a malicious mom. The allegations against her include that she is a “malicious liar” who has engaged in threatening to kill her ex-husband, attacked him repeatedly, and twice broke into his home to steal property. She has also reportedly been falsely accusing her ex-husband of stalking her when he has called to try to talk with their son. Now it appears she and possibly others arranged to get an arrest warrant for him based upon an email he sent trying to set up times to contact his son via telephone.
It appears Stuart and some in his group may have known there was a risk for him even attending this kind of protest. His ex-wife, Lynn Stuart of San Diego CW Channel 6 News, has reportedly been engaged in a campaign to shut him out of of their child’s life and reportedly has used malicious false police reports to aid her. She has recently stepped up her campaign by obtaining a TRO, one of the dirty legal weapons that abusers use to get the courts and police to start treating a falsely accused parent as a criminal without a trial.
We’ve been told that she reported Cole for stalking because he called to talk with their child and she was upset about this. We’ve also been told the TRO she obtained ex-parte on April 8 was based upon an email that Cole Stuart sent to her attempting to arrange times to talk on the phone with their son.
It is common for court orders to require reasonable telephone contact between children and parents and yet an alienating parent (as Lynn Stuart appears she may be) attempts to both interfere with this and to misportray reasonable attempts to communicate with the children to cause trouble. It is common for such alienating parents to call police and make false statements in court trying to portray themselves as victims. These tactics often include claims that such phone calls are harassment, stalking, and other allegations in order to obtain the arrest and termination of contact of the target parent with the children.
In this case, it appears Cole Stuart is the target parent and Lynn Stuart may be a parental alienator engaging in the typical activities of using law enforcement and courts to persecute her ex-husband.
Parental alienation is a form of emotional child abuse centered around trying to disrupt and damage the relationships between children and parents. The tactics used by alienators vary, but can be widely grouped into access blocking and denigration of the target parent. When the alienation is severe, the children may take sides against the target parent for no legitimate reason, simply because they are being exposed to so much hate and may either start to believe it or may find that if they do not cooperate they will be abused even worse by the alienating parent. This abuse against the children is often difficult to prove because it leaves deep psychological scars that are often misportrayed by the alienator as being the children’s own opinions yet there is typically little to no physical evidence of the abuse. It creates a he-said/she-said conflict which makes it difficult to be entirely certain of what is happening. This is highly advantageous to the alienating parents because it often helps shield them from accountability for their child abuse while letting them continue doing it.
Looking for criminal cases or legal battles involving Lynn Stuart, besides the divorce case we found she sued Brehm Realty in 1996 in case SDSC 705852 for wrongful termination . There are several other civil cases involves a litigant named Lynn Stuart that may or may not be her including SDSC L535267 suit against Gary Lyle Pomplin for “other civil complaint” in 1991  and two wrongful detainer suits by Frank Tao against Lynn Stuart as SDSC U032464 in 1994  and SDSC U035536 in 1995 .
Lynn Stuart hired dirty family lawyer Jeffrey Fritz  as she wanted to stick it to her ex-husband by any means possible and she has the money to do it. In him, she found an excellent ally to perpetrate crimes on her ex-husband and son. They have teamed up to execute what looks like a very damaging distortion campaign  and parental alienation against Cole Stuart, not caring about the damage it will do to the son.
Misconceptions About DV Help Perpetrate Abuses
If you or a family member haven’t been through an experience with an abusive woman, you might look at Lynn Stuart’s blond-headed smiling picture  and think that this isn’t plausible because she doesn’t look violent. Yet such accusations against a woman are certainly plausible and especially so during or around a divorce.
While women are injured by domestic violence more often than men, that is not because it is more commonly committed by men. It is because men are usually physically stronger than women and therefore the women get injured more often, even though they tend to compensate by using surprise (attacking while he is sleeping) or using weapons to even the odds. Knives and other sharp objects are popular choices for women to attack their partners. See the story of the DV attack by wife Ellie Cunningham on husband Adam  for photos of such injuries caused by a wife to a man who was trying to defend himself from her rage. Adam Cunningham later died from complications of the brutal injuries. Ellie Cunningham has been charged with domestic violence assault.
Numerous well-funded studies by respected domestic violence researchers working with universities and national public health organizations in multiple nations have shown that the popular perception that “men are abusers, women are victims” is not true. The last decade or so of research has consistently found that about half of couples experiencing partner violence (in other words, focusing on adult domestic violence rather than including child abuse) involve women and men engaging in physical violence against each other in the same relationship. About 1/3 of abusive relationships involved women committing the abuse on the men without retaliation by the men. About 1/6 involve the men abusing the women without retaliation by the women. Domestic violence is clearly not a gender issue, it is a human behavioral issue that crosses gender lines. Yet courts and law enforcement are trained to believe statistics coming from antiquated and flawed studies, many of them 20 or more years ago, because those studies are widely publicized by feminist organizations for political reasons. The effect is that bias and prejudice against men is widespread, so much so that many US states have no domestic violence shelters or assistance for men and the women’s shelters and programs refuse to help men who are being abused. Sadly, this simply perpetuates the problems while causing a lot of men to be abused at the hands of women. Often these men are afraid of calling the police because they know they will be accused of being the abusers. It often takes deadly injuries, such as those experienced by Adam Cunningham, for anybody influenced by the feminist propaganda to believe that a woman can be violent.
Part of the dilemma about discussing the truth about DV is that some men go overboard and start blaming all the women and some women go irate blaming all men and also deny that any women are violent and abusive. This leads to the divide-and-conquer effect that is impeding the ability of family law reform groups to get enough traction to force changes in the system. While men and women may have ample reason to distrust each other, they need to bury the hatchet and focus on going after the worst villians, those who perpetrate this biased and corrupt system on all parents and children who are being abused by it. That group includes many (but not all) of the politicians, judges, lawyers, psychological evaluators, and others involved in the family court system and law enforcement.
Balkanization Of Family Law Reform Advocates
Polarizing family law problems along gender lines serves the purposes of those who would like to perpetuate the tragedies of today long into the future. The polarization pushed by “gender rights” groups balkanizes those who oppose the current system. It serves the divide and conquer tactics of the power-elite in government and lobbying groups who conspire with them. These groups are happy to pit men and women against each other in a fight to the death over child custody.
The government and lobbying groups that interfere with family law reform regard divorce as a sort of financial equivalent to the energy output of nuclear fission. Break apart an atom by fission and you get some energy. Break apart lots of atoms and you get a chain reaction that might blow up a lot more than just the decomposing atoms.
Likewise, breaking apart lots of families releases large stores of cash. The people behind are often “irradiated” severely, leading to long term ruination by psychological, emotional, and financial devastation. Others are figuratively incinerated by the nuclear divorce blast. Both outcomes are desirable for many judges, lawyers, CPS social workers, police, psychologists, and collection workers who comprise the divorce, domestic violence, and child support industries. That’s because the destruction of children and families helps ensure their financial security by sucking the lifeblood out of families. Additional revenues are gained by hocking off the pieces of what remains after mommy and daddy have repeatedly shot each other with legal bullets for several years and the children have had holes blasted in their souls by the conflict.
Child support begets a whole new government bureaucracy that serves to take from some to give to others while taking a cut along the way and abusing anybody who disagrees. Money doesn’t lead to good parenting, but wars over child support money lead to damaged and even dead children and parents.
Then those damaged children turn into ready enablers of job security for CPS, police, and psychologists because they tend to become depressed, anxious, antisocial, and even criminal. Many of them will go on to abuse their own children in the future and repeat the mental illness, divorce, child abuse, and crime cycle.
Cole Stuart’s Divorce Led To Outrage At Court Abuses
Cole Stuart came to realize that the San Diego family law courts don’t follow the law and abuse litigants, increase conflict, harm families, and engage in collusion and corruption after his own experience in front of Judge Lisa Schall . He found that Schall’s demeanor, behaviors, and decisions in the courtroom were incomprehensible given his 14 years of legal practice in civil courts in California and other states.
Lisa Schall is the ill-reputed San Diego family court judge  with a reckless drunk driving conviction and a long record of Commission on Judicial Performance investigations over allegedly illegal political involvement in the campaign of former Governor Deukmejian (who appointed her as a judge), abuse of contempt of court powers against mother Joanna Slivka, and mishandling of a juvenile court case. No details of the juvenile court case are publicly available. This may be due to the common practice of the courts and government agencies (particularly CPS and law enforcement) claiming they are “protecting the privacy of minors” as an excuse to hide their misconduct and abuse against children and parents who find themselves caught up in the macabre horror of the juvenile and family courts in this United States.
Cole Stuart has also experienced the oft-cited alleged misconduct, fraud, and malpractice alleged by many San Diego parents against psychological evaluator Stephen Doyne . It may not be far-fetched to say that Doyne is the single person most responsible for the founding of the California Coalition for Families and Children. He has so outraged many San Diego parents with the emotional and financial devastation he has inflicted upon their children and their families that they have decided to unite to fight back against the corrupt San Diego family law system.
More Details To Come
It appears the battle of families against the San Diego family law system may be heating up with the events of April 15. We’ll be updating this article and adding new ones related to it over the next few weeks. There is no question in our minds that the San Diego family law system is highly destructive and in dire need of reform. The question at this time seems to be how far will the conflict go between the government and the families they abuse. The arrest of CCFC co-founder Cole Stuart is one more data point hinting at a much larger conflict to come given developments in the last couple of years involving recurring protests outside the San Diego family law courts and increasing threats against family law judges and even their families which are allegedly being investigated by the FBI.
(from Writ to Disqualify Judge Alksne )
The publicity this case has garnered is enough reason in and of itself for Judge Alksne to be disqualified. The media attention for this case has made her look bad. There has been coverage of this case by ABC, KUSI, Univision, periodicals, and websites. There has been an email campaign wherein over 15,000 people wrote to legislators and judicial officials complaining about the way Judge Alksne is violating laws, ignoring Damon’s brave disclosures of brutal abuse, and not allowing Damon to testify.
There are weekly protests in front of the court, where information is available about how Judge Alksne did not do the proper investigation or allow Damon to testify and is now threatening to send him to boarding school to change his belief that he was abused, etc.
There have recently been disturbing posts to many websites with death threats to Judge Alksne and threats of harm to her family and children [Exhibits]. Petitioner had nothing to do with these threats and does not condone violence. However, they are serious and it is a good reason in and of itself for her to be off the case, for her own protection.
COMMISSION ON JUDICIAL PERFORMANCE INVESTIGATION
Members of a court watch group who were kicked out of the courtroom after attending many of the hearings and taking notes, wrote to the Commission on Judicial Performance [Exhibit F]. They subsequently opened an investigation into her handling of the case.
Threats on Judge Alksne and her family’s lives have been posted on various internet sites in relation to this case [Exhibit G]. Someone says he/she is extremely angry for how Judge Alksne is taking Damon her daughters and other children away from protective mothers and handing them over to child molesters. The FBI is taking it very seriously and has begun an investigation.
Judge Alksne made all parties aware that someone from the Elkins Commission talked to her about Petitioner appearing before them to discuss problems in family courts. Therefore, there has been ex parte communication which is not allowed.
A person aware all of the aforementioned facts might reasonably entertain a doubt that Judge Alksne would be able to be impartial.
Will the San Diego courts and law enforcement resort to stepping up the crack-down to crush the growing dissent? Family court judges have already been making orders against litigants with intent of punishing them for revealing judicial misconduct. This is a strategy used repeatedly by some of these San Diego judges, including Supervising Judge Lorna Alksne . Clearly there are dire questions when it appears the courts are attempting to quash free speech for their own self-interests. If they are now resorting to arrests to quash opposition as it appears they may be, it is a dark day for San Diego and America.
While many are highly skeptical of San Diego mother and family court critic Cindy Dumas  (including myself), it’s obvious that some of what is happening in her case smacks of judicial bias on the part of Judge Alksne to many people in the community. Dumas and her friends have built a large community of disgruntled mothers who despise many of the judges in the county, some of them launching websites and press campaigns just to focus on their particular cases and the judges involved. Judge Alksne is not serving the best interests of the community as her conduct is creating even more distrust for the courts than there already was. She needs to find a way to distance the courts from the growing convictions of many that they are hopelessly biased, prejudicial, and corrupt. If she can’t do it, she should step down and help ensure that somebody else who can takes on the job.