[DetroitNews] An assistant Sanilac County prosecutor at the center of a controversial child custody case involving a sexual assault victim and her convicted rapist has been fired, the prosecutor's office said Friday.
“Sanilac County Prosecuting Attorney James V. Young has terminated assistant prosecutor Eric G. Scott as of October 18, 2017," said a statement released by Young's office. “This action is the result of the prosecutor’s review of the office policy, procedures and legal review of Mr. Scott’s handling of the paternity case involving Christopher Mirasolo.”
Scott, who had been employed by the office since 2003, could not be reached for comment.
The statement was issued a day after the state court administrator’s office said Scott "no longer has a relationship with the prosecutor's office."
“… I met with Eric Scott almost two weeks ago, and he saw nothing wrong with submitting this (consent) form without my client’s consent or signature,” the rape victim’s attorney, Rebecca Kiessling, said Thursday. “He saw nothing wrong with awarding joint legal custody and parenting time to a two-time convicted child molester.”
Last month, Judge Gregory Ross granted Mirasolo, 27, of Brown City partial custody of a child conceived during his sexual assault of a 12-year-old girl in 2008.
The ruling sparked a firestorm of criticism and brought international attention to this rural county of just over 40,000 people along Lake Huron in Michigan’s Thumb region. On Tuesday, Ross rescinded his decision.
He and Young both pledged to review procedures to prevent a similar situation from occurring again.
A filiation form – which ordered support, parenting time and joint legal custody of the 8-year-old boy – was signed by Ross, Young, the Friend of the Court and twice by Mirasolo. But all overlooked it had never been signed by his victim in the September 2008 assault, the child’s mother, now 21.
Ross said Tuesday he was never advised the boy’s mother had been raped or that Mirasolo had been convicted in connection with her of sexual assault.
“I believe, given the way this consent order was presented, I should have been advised the defendant raped the plaintiff,” the judge said. “Mr. Young advised he is reviewing his procedures. He is doing what he can to correct the mistake and see that it doesn’t happen again.”
Young has said the state Department of Health and Human Services did not pass along information about the victim’s pregnancy or Mirasolo’s conviction. Ross said he relies on the prosecutor’s office for such information before ruling on custody matters.
A DHHS spokesman said last week that matters involving parental rights are made by local officials, not the state.
[TheHill] Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) is calling for an apology from White House chief of staff John Kelly for "character assassination." Gotta have character to assassinate it....
"Not only does he owe me an apology, but he owes an apology to the American people," Wilson said during an appearance Sunday on MSNBC's "AM Joy," according to The Washington Post. How about, "I'm sorry for pointing out you are such a worthless, sorry, piece of shit"
She also referred to Kelly as a "puppet of the president."
The Florida Democrat called the deaths of four U.S. soldiers in Niger a "catastrophe."
"We had four soldiers who died. They have been buried," she said. "And we need to know why, and we need to know about the special circumstances surrounding [U.S. Army Sgt.] La David Johnson."
The comments come amid an ongoing feud between Wilson and President Trump.
Wilson last week said she overheard a conversation between Trump and Johnson's widow. During that call, Wilson said Trump told the widow that Johnson "knew what he was getting into."
Trump denied the claim and has since taken to Twitter to blast the Democratic lawmaker as "wacky" and the "gift that keeps on giving" for the GOP.
Why was Wilson scheduled to eaves drop on the call without Trump's knowledge? What financial promises were made for Wilson to be allowed to eaves drop? It was a planned smear by working together to try to collaborate a premiditated lie.
[Breitbart] Michael Rapaport took aim at President Donald Trump in yet another profanity-laced video posted to his social media account Saturday, in which the actor called the president a "dumb f*ck" and a "f*cking dummy" for his views on climate change.
The 47-year-old actor apparently shot video of a Trump-branded ice skating rink that appeared to be melting.
Temperatures in some parts of New York City reportedly reached 78 degrees on Saturday.
"Deviant Donald Trump. There’s no global warming, right? Look at your ice skating rink, you f*cking dummy," Rapaport said in the video.
"It’s 80 degrees in October, but there’s no global warming," the actor continued. "F*ck you, f*ck your ice skating rink." I suspect that, like myself, Mr. Rapaport was a "Four-Blader."
You mean training skates?
Rapaport has been increasingly vocal of both Trump and members of his administration, including Vice President Mike Pence and senior adviser Jared Kushner.
In a video posted to his social media account this month, the actor called the Vice President a "selfish f*ck" for leaving an Indianapolis Colts game early when members of the opposing San Francisco 49ers knelt during the singing of the National Anthem.
"Vice president Mike White Pence left the Colts-’49ers game as soon as it started because he was so offended by the players’ kneeling and protesting. You selfish f‐k, you. You should have given those tickets to somebody who would have appreciated it, you f‐k."
In August, Rapaport criticized Kushner over the president’s response to a violent rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, telling him to "take the f*cking dreidel out of your ass." Looks to me like someone is looking for attention ($). Betcha his agent (or personal psychic) suggested to him he attack the easiest of contemporary targets and get a little news time.
Because Joo hatred is so fashionable on the left these days.
[TOWNHALL] Rep. Maxine Waters U.S. Representative for California's 43rd congressional district, serving since 1991, a total of 25.893991617328314 years. A member of the Democratic Party, she is the most senior of the 12 black women currently serving in the United States Congress, is a member and former chair of the Congressional Black Caucus. Before becoming a member of Congress she served in the California Assembly, to which she was first elected back when Disco was in flower, in 1976, which would make it 40.891938229237965 years. She has been a politician for virtually all her adult life. If she was brighter she'd be a Communist... '>Comrade Maxine Waters (D-CA) is no fan of President Donald J. Trump, but at a recent awards gala for LGBT youth, the bombastic Democrat made a disturbing claim that she would "take Trump out."
Kyle Olson of the American Mirror reported the statement on Friday, but Youtube pulled down the original video.
At the Ali Forney Center gala in New York City, Waters jumped right into the liberal audience’s applause by making the off putting, only a mere four months after multiple Republican members of Congress were bumped off by a democrat mad-man who actually wanted to take them out.
"Wow, what a moving evening this is "I’m sitting here listening, watching, absorbing, thinking about Ali even though I never met him. And with this kind of inspiration, I will go and take out Trump tonight," she said as the crowd roared in approval and Waters pumped her fist.
My head spins. First George W. comes out of hibernation after 8 years to slam Trump, then Obama opens his pie hole to slam Trump, now Jimmah opens up and says the media is too hard on Trump. Jimmah might be trying to move up and out of "worst Potus" designation. Personally, I think Jimmah left Obama behind long ago from this title.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.