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    MA - Cape mother fights to protect her son

    Unbelievable story of what one mother went through to protect her son from sexual abuse....by his father. This judge should be impeached!

    http://www.capecodonline.com/apps/pb...NEWS/201290335

    BARNSTABLE — She thought she finally had the sordid proof in hand; her young son's pajamas stained with what she suspected was his father's semen.

    But after years of fighting a language barrier, her own fears and a Barnstable probate judge who did not believe that her ex-husband had molested the boy, she froze.

    If she called police, she feared Barnstable Probate Judge Robert Scandurra would take the boy away from her as he had threatened if she made further allegations of sexual abuse against her ex-husband that could not be proven. If she stayed silent, she firmly believed her then 6-year-old son's safety was at risk.

    "I was frustrated," she said in a recent interview, adding that she no longer believed that police, state child welfare officials or even advocates for child sexual abuse victims could help.

    Haunted by her son's cries for help and her inability to protect him, the Cape Cod mother pressed on anyway. In June 2010, she gave the pajamas to a Sandwich police detective.

    Much more at link....

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    Oh my. This is an awful story!!! What to do about a judge that won't listen to reason. Did this judge get screwed over in a divorce or something? What an ass.
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    From what I've read so far, I wonder what the "appointed judge" does in his spare time.

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    This is an incredibly disturbing story. This poor child has apparently been left in the hands of a sexual predator and been continuously abused. This judge is out of his mind.
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    Thread: Most interesting classic unsolved murder cases

    This thread currently has over 350 cases with a brief synopsis of each and we are still adding additional cases.

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    Forum: Jury Room
    Thread: Cold But Not Too Old Murder Case List

    This is a listing of newer but still cold cases. As with the above thread we will be adding as we go along. Most of these cases will probably have threads. If you do start a new one, please let me know so I can add the link to the spreadsheets. The spreadsheets may be accessed from the links below.

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    I would say that Trident completely pegged the judge.
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    Oh My God, I cant stand it. I just cant stand this story. Scandurra needs to be taken off of the bench.
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    Let me preface this by saying we dont advocate or do shout out's here on WS for causes without the owner's express permission.

    That being said, I filled out a complaint form for the Commission on Judicial Conduct as I believe Judge Scandurra may have violated the code. (Fortunately you do not have to be from Mass to fill it out.)

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    Good job, Believe! It really is quite disturbing and outrageous. The poor little boy keeps telling them that he is being abused, yet the judge keeps sending him back. I don't get it. Also makes me wonder what the judge is up to on his off hours.
    Forum: Jury Room
    Thread: Most interesting classic unsolved murder cases

    This thread currently has over 350 cases with a brief synopsis of each and we are still adding additional cases.

    You can access a spreadsheet that lists the cases in alphabetical order with the page & post number so that you can locate a particular case you may be interested in. It also contains links to any cases that already have a thread on WS.

    Many cases do not have a thread. Please feel free to start one in the appropriate forum if you would like to look into one. Should you start a thread on one of these cases, please let me know so that I can add the link to the spreadsheet.

    Here is the link for the spreadsheet in alphabetical order:
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    Here is the link for the spreadsheet in country order:
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...FBBcGVid0lmUHc
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    Forum: Jury Room
    Thread: Cold But Not Too Old Murder Case List

    This is a listing of newer but still cold cases. As with the above thread we will be adding as we go along. Most of these cases will probably have threads. If you do start a new one, please let me know so I can add the link to the spreadsheets. The spreadsheets may be accessed from the links below.

    Here is the link for the spreadsheet in alphabetical order:

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...mlNV2lSQ1dDWHc

    Here is the link for the spreadsheet in country order:
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...FBIaHRnR1g0SEE

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    Quote Originally Posted by believe09 View Post
    Let me preface this by saying we dont advocate or do shout out's here on WS for causes without the owner's express permission.

    That being said, I filled out a complaint form for the Commission on Judicial Conduct as I believe Judge Scandurra may have violated the code. (Fortunately you do not have to be from Mass to fill it out.)

    Way to go, believe09, thanks! I will go to that link and do the same, not mentioning our site but as a private citizen...

    The conduct of this judge is really against everything he was told by those working for the child and against the child's interests...never seen anything like this before going on for YEARS in contradiction to all the evidence.

    Fortunately when I was working child abuse, we had a great judge who listened to all parties, parents, child, school records, doctors, our recommendation, anything that would help him make the best decision for the CHILD....this idiot must have been getting some kind of kickback from the dad is the only thing I can imagine....or maybe what was suggested above....but something is very wrong here....

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    Quotes from the judge...with a picture

    Case highlights probate court's different standard

    http://www.capecodonline.com/apps/pb...NEWS/201290336

    .........Custody cases that involve allegations of child abuse are the most difficult to decide because there is no witness to the alleged crimes, Barnstable County Probate and Family Judge Robert Scandurra said during an interview with the Times.

    "There's never anybody who says, 'Aha, I saw this going on, on that date,'" he said.

    Scandurra spoke in general terms and declined to comment on the specifics of a probate case in which a father has been accused numerous times of sexually abusing his son, now 7, over five years. Despite the numerous so-called 51A complaints filed by mandated reporters, including a doctor, a teacher, the boy's therapist and the Department of Children and Families officials, Scandurra continued to allow visits between the father and his son.
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    "There are cases that you don't know for sure what happened, obviously, and you don't know if it's the right decision, but you believe you made the right decision," Scandurra said about deciding custody issues. "I've looked at cases and agonized over making the decision one way or the other and finally said, 'I've got to do this.'"

    Once a decision is made, however, he rarely mulls it over again, Scandurra wrote in an email following his interview with the Times.


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    I believe that-but he by necessity needs to recuse himself from this case. He has no business presiding over it. He cannot be impartial. He has shown bias. He has made the law instead of following it.

    IMO.

    ETA: Now he needs to support his prior ruling or admit his grievous mistakes....either one prevents him from being impartial. Again, IMO.

    Patrick Cassidy deserves a pulitzer and most importantly, Mom deserves peace for herself and her little man.
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    He has a different standard, alright. That's the nice way to put it so I don't get in trouble.
    Forum: Jury Room
    Thread: Most interesting classic unsolved murder cases

    This thread currently has over 350 cases with a brief synopsis of each and we are still adding additional cases.

    You can access a spreadsheet that lists the cases in alphabetical order with the page & post number so that you can locate a particular case you may be interested in. It also contains links to any cases that already have a thread on WS.

    Many cases do not have a thread. Please feel free to start one in the appropriate forum if you would like to look into one. Should you start a thread on one of these cases, please let me know so that I can add the link to the spreadsheet.

    Here is the link for the spreadsheet in alphabetical order:
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...hl=en_US#gid=0


    Here is the link for the spreadsheet in country order:
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...FBBcGVid0lmUHc
    =======================================

    Forum: Jury Room
    Thread: Cold But Not Too Old Murder Case List

    This is a listing of newer but still cold cases. As with the above thread we will be adding as we go along. Most of these cases will probably have threads. If you do start a new one, please let me know so I can add the link to the spreadsheets. The spreadsheets may be accessed from the links below.

    Here is the link for the spreadsheet in alphabetical order:

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...mlNV2lSQ1dDWHc

    Here is the link for the spreadsheet in country order:
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...FBIaHRnR1g0SEE

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    One question, Judge-have you been sleeping well since the 2010 report showing paternal DNA on those pj's? I mean, what do you say to this little one?

    I know that there will be no apology forthcoming, whether or not it is deserved, but I wonder if other parents who have had this judge ruling on their cases might be inclined to look over things....to have a second opinion perhaps.
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    Watch out folks! Believe is really riled up. I'm very tired today, so you can rant for me. I'm just disgusted. My heart bleeds for this poor little boy. He deserved so much better from this judge.
    Forum: Jury Room
    Thread: Most interesting classic unsolved murder cases

    This thread currently has over 350 cases with a brief synopsis of each and we are still adding additional cases.

    You can access a spreadsheet that lists the cases in alphabetical order with the page & post number so that you can locate a particular case you may be interested in. It also contains links to any cases that already have a thread on WS.

    Many cases do not have a thread. Please feel free to start one in the appropriate forum if you would like to look into one. Should you start a thread on one of these cases, please let me know so that I can add the link to the spreadsheet.

    Here is the link for the spreadsheet in alphabetical order:
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...hl=en_US#gid=0


    Here is the link for the spreadsheet in country order:
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...FBBcGVid0lmUHc
    =======================================

    Forum: Jury Room
    Thread: Cold But Not Too Old Murder Case List

    This is a listing of newer but still cold cases. As with the above thread we will be adding as we go along. Most of these cases will probably have threads. If you do start a new one, please let me know so I can add the link to the spreadsheets. The spreadsheets may be accessed from the links below.

    Here is the link for the spreadsheet in alphabetical order:

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...mlNV2lSQ1dDWHc

    Here is the link for the spreadsheet in country order:
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...FBIaHRnR1g0SEE

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    I'm afraid, Believe, that Scandurra is sleeping just fine. After all, he admitted that he doesn't "mull over" decisions once they are made. In other words, he just moves on and ignores a child's misery. Outrageous.

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