Conneticut Judge, Barry C. Pinkus:
Remember the name Judge Barry Pinkus so your children might live.
A few weeks ago, Family court litigant Adrianne Oyola, received a temporary restraining order to prevent Tony Moreno, the father of Adrianne’s seven month old son, Aaden Moreno, from hurting Aaden. The order was signed from a still as yet to be identified, family court judge.
But when Adrianne returned to court with a request to make the temporary restraining order permanent, Judge Barry Pinkus refused her request; and Adrianne’s temporary restraining order, expired.
“Expired” turned out to be the operative term.
Barely a month after Judge Pinkus’s ruling, Tony Moreno threw seven month old Aaden off the Arrigoni Bridge, into the Connecticut River.
Aaden promptly drown.
With apologies to @AliasHere for a dying computer not allowing me access my old records on Judge Pinkus; I accessed my memory instead. The case reminded me of an earlier case of Judge Pinkus. With similar results. Turns out when it comes to getting kids killed, this is not Judge Pinkus’s first rodeo.
Judge Pinkus’s past
The records in a 2007, family court custody case involved Judge Pinkus stripping Mom of a young daughter, Jennifer Norton, of full custody of her daughter and awarding full custody of the small girl, to Joshua Komisarjevsky, a known sociopath with a history of being molested by his adoptive brother, and who in turn, molested his adopted sister. Joshua also suffered a head injury at some point in his childhood. Although a convicted burglar, Judge Pinkus allowed the State to plead on behalf of Joshua obtaining custody, as per yet another snazzy, state-run program of redemption.
Shortly after being awarded full custody of his small daughter, Joshua Komisarjevsky become one of the Petit family, triple-killers. Again, although psychiatric records showed Komisarjervsky was a dangerous man, both the family court and his family would continue to shield him.
Shortly after that the Petit triple murders – judges sealed Komisarjevsky’s family court records…and my investigation, which had been moving right along, ended.
Most remember the Petit family, Mom, Jennifer Hawke-Petit, and her two daughters, the, about to go off to college Hayley, and barely a new teen, Michaela. They were the first three homicide victims, of Joshua Komisarjevsky, an admitted molester, who was incarcerated on 17 burglary charges, and while incarcerated, began with the help of a State run redemption program began petitioning the State for visitation. He saw his daughter 55 times during his incarceration.
Shortly after being released from his GPS, Joshua and one of his half-way house roomies hatched a plan to kidnap, rob, sexually assault the family of Dr. William Petit, (while the local crack police department wasted only, every valuable second deciding what to do about the in-progress crime of kidnap, rape, murder and arson.) Only Dr. Petit survived.
That’s why I remembered Judge Pinkus’s name. I also remembered media showed ZERO interest at all in Jennifer Norton’s custody case from the month prior. Funny how that works.
So the public should be warned that media’s deliberate failure to cover Family Court in favor of covering only the criminal and civil beat, means judges like Judge Barry C. Pinkus will continue to play a major role in getting people killed.
Oh, one other thing. Judge Pinkus is no oddity.
The judges aren’t even having the same conversation.
Moms such as Adrianne Oyola who continue trying to report a c-r-i-m-e; will continue to encounter Judges like Judge Pinkus who will continue responding like stern editors from Family Circle Magazine, trilling the latest PR driven, “co-parenting” plan. Family Court Judges do not want to hear about crimes. Period.
More bad news: Tone deaf Judges like Judges Pinkus populate family court throughout the nation
Because the police fail mothers, mothers mistakenly return to family court for for help. This is a mistake. Judges like Judge Pinkus wind up getting kids killed in order to help facilitate various non-profits (a tax phrase, not a vow of poverty) with their latest, “co-parenting” plan. Turns out, the domestic violence industry is a hugely profitable carer field.
How that happened.
Ever since various courts established a “media committee” whose singular function appears to omit the journalistic “who” behind court rulings, it’s up to the public to demand accountability including the sudden “sealing of records.” Also, asking why reporters continue shielding basic information from the public after judicial orders result in murders. Examples at “Archives.”
This was recently addressed on a blog about divorce in Connecticut,
“When I asked Christine Dempsey, one of the lead reporters on this story, what was the name of the Judge, she responded that she did not know. This is hardly credible granted that it is clear that “Hartford Courant” reporters reviewed the files in the case and quoted from the Motion For a Restraining Order which the judge was required to sign in order to deny it.Why would “The Hartford Courant” seek to suppress this information? Perhaps a little thing called the Judicial – Media Committee, about which this blog has previously reported, played a role? Who knows! “
Lack of coverage means Connecticut Family Court Judge Barry C. Pinkus, who trashed Adrianne Oyola’s tiny family after her son Aaden Moreno’s body was retrieved by Connecticut State Police, will continue.
California’s Judge John Pacheco clearly demonstrated this dynamic in another, too familiar example of a thoroughly, preventable murder. Although the state PR on Judge Pacheco is “he is said to be in control of his courtroom where he treats all who appear before him with dignity and respect ” actual transcripts showed an opposite, daily reality of disdain for another such now childless, mother. Andrea Gallegos valiantly tried to protect her child, Issac Gallengos, from his father, Alex Baeza.
Consider the trial transcript.
“I already made my order OK?” Pacheco told Andrea Gallegos. “I talked to the detective; the detective talked to the doctor. I’ve done my investigation, I feel very confident this man did not hurt his son all right? …
“I think you’re overreacting all right? Now, if you continue to act this way… I’ll have to take custody away from you and… I will give custody to the person that is most willing to cooperate with the other parent, and giving them custody OK?” Pacheco said, according to court transcripts.
“I understand you want to protect your child, and that’s fine. That’s the way moms are, and dads too. But I don’t see anything here to stop him from letting him see his son OK? I really don’t.”
Isaac was beaten to death shortly afterward.
Why these murders will continue
The name of this column is “Media and the Courts” to address the issue of people confusing media with journalism. During the Reagan administration, President Reagan e decided it would be a swell idea to eliminate the Fairness Doctrine, which opts for presenting both sides of an issue. At the time newspapers would have negative reporting in areas an the editorial page was against. Because they were separate from the news division. With President Reagan, the Fairness Doctrine, disappeared. Television honchos bought newspapers. Newspaper editorial pages later trilled for corporations, which in some cases, harmed the public. Journalism became media; and all media became marketing. Later, President Bush, refused to allow the return of the Fairness Doctrine. This only benefits corporations. The public be dammed.
Since then, with the rise of newspaper “Partnerships” with “media” – journalism died. Which means crime will continue to pay as media deliberately turns a blind eye when blood runs down the the driveway of a family home and media outlets cruise by for a quick, two-minute report.
However, there is no desire to investigate how decisions in family court set up a now-routine, deadly result. Also, there is no desire to cover the high-tech solution to domestic violence, which has been available for years. Ultimately, given media is just as misogynistic as the rest of the country, the refusal to address, much less, investigate misogyny in the nation’s largest court, (including legislative immunity for so-called “professionals”) guarantees these preventable murders will continue.
More bad news – when professionals lie – licensing organizations don’t mind
In other cases, professional organizations give therapists who lie, a pass. In other cases, professional organizations give therapists who lie, a pass. Consider Randy Rand.
Journalism 101: The “Who” in the the who, what, when, where, why and how.
Another problem? Reporters are not identifying the judges who issue these rulings. So Mothers remain trapped in family court, a civil court, when the crimes they attempt to report are blown off by the police and the court in general, although Family Court judges can recommend the case be turned over to the DA.
Until this happens Family Courts might be better used for property only, cases. If not, jury trials, as judges clearly can’t handle the power. Want less government? See Endfamilycourt.com
Why the bad news continues
Thanks to “Mom’s Hugs” who lets us know a Government Task Force was implemented, in February. It’s here. Call them; ask what they are doing about the killer judge, Pinkus.
One last thing. Interestingly, during local elections media always interviews people saying, “I don’t know what judge to vote for” not realizing media put the entire, “hide the name of the judge” in play. Media. It’s dangerous. Bring back the Fairness Doctrine.