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Man Jailed for Child Support Even Though He Doesn’t Have Any Kids?

In this video from the Southern Center for Human Rights, they speak of gross human rights violations in the child support system.  Thousands of people, most of them African American, are being jailed for the inability to pay child support or not having a job.  The video is below:

 

 

 

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44 Responses to Man Jailed for Child Support Even Though He Doesn’t Have Any Kids?

  1. BETTYEJ Reply

    April 24, 2012 at 1:11 am

    This is how our white Justice System works!

  2. Michael Williams Reply

    April 24, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    This is a damn shame. I didn’t see one white face in that report.

  3. eunice bowen Reply

    April 24, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    u got to be kidding there has to be a way that is saying this is not LEGAL AT ALL

  4. BBRxPress Reply

    April 24, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    The more things change, the more they stay the same. It’s not even about child support. You can’t imagine that when they cut out so many social services in our neighborhoods. So the system is not remotely interested in housing, securing jobs, or supportting low income communities when they’re deprived of such! It’s business! The prison system provides jobs for corrections officers who manage the care and custody of those who are incarcerated. It enables vendors who sell products and/or services to inmates to charge the inmates huge sums of money. The burden of which is carried by the family members, who receive phone calls and purchase food items from vending machines during visits. The longer the inmate remains incarcerated, the more vendors are profitting! And they ain’t Black!

    • C.H.Thompson Reply

      May 25, 2012 at 5:24 pm

      @BBRxPress, I couldn’t have written it any better. You are some of the very few people, who sees through this anti human right system.
      I wish we had a magic wand, and make things better for those, who can’t fight back at such cruel practices.
      I am not of African decendants. But I had to suffer cruelty and discrimination in Germany because I am a gypsy of the Sinti tribe.
      My heart goes out to this poor man, and all the other victims of this gross injustice.

  5. me112233 Reply

    April 24, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    Having seen first hand cases of flagrant non-support, I looked at this video with mixed feelings. As for the poor guy that wasn’t the father of any child, he is obviously being abused by the system. What most poeple don’t know is, that under the law, if you start making child support for a kid that actually isn’t yours, the law may “assign” that kid to be yours and from then on you are legally responsible for that kid even though everyone knows it isn’t yours. The courts will say that you “acknowledged paternity” if you provided some support in the beginning. The moral to the story is to not try to help out a woman with a newborn kid unless that kid actually is yours, because the courts might later assign that kid to you and you are on the hook for 18 years. I think the legal system is wrong the way they do that, but it is how the system works. Locking up a man in that type of situation is truly wrong.

    As for most of these cases where the man actually is the father of the kid, I don’t feel sorry for them in the least bit. Shame on them for saddling the taxpayers of America with the financial burden of raising their children. Stop smoking, drinking, and drugging, and get a job (and you can get a job if you get off the liquor). Same goes for the deadbeat moms out there. I don’t feel the least bit sorry for the gal who was upset that her $500 paycheck only left her with $100 after the child support was extracted. Is it my fault that she decided to do drugs and hang with abusive men instead of being a responsible parent? Since f*@k!@3g an abusive man and shooting veins with drugs are RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES that a woman might CHOOSE to engage in, it is her fault and nobody else’s. She did the crime, now she has to do the time; don’t come crying on my shoulder looking for sympathy; she is a disgrace to motherhood and a disgrace to society in general.

    • Tory Reply

      April 25, 2012 at 7:19 am

      You make a good point about the law and the case of the guy taking on perceived support of the child that wasn’t his, but as for the others really? Did you not note that it has been proven that much of these funds that exhorted from these people are NOT going to support the children in question! You might be able to make the case that, yeah they shouldn’t depend on taxes and government programs to finance and support their children, but what about the state, which consistent ‘skimming off the top’? This is a well documented case in, ironically enough, several Southern states, where the primary victims of the this type of abuse are black Americans.

      On another note, what sense does it make to lock someone of for not paying child support? If your complaint is with these people supposedly looking for public support for their children, then why on Earth would you send them to a jail, maintained and financed by the same funds you claim these people want to support their children? That makes absolutely no sense, especially when comparing the cost maintaining social support programs versus the cost of those programs plus the cost of an inmate? Get off the wagon and come up with a better solution to the problem outside of aligning yourself with the so called Third World and oppressing nations of the world and denying yet another human their born rights!

      • joceeco Reply

        May 13, 2012 at 7:12 am

        Thank you for your clear thinking and understanding of a complicated abusive system. There are so many white men not paying child support and the majority of them are walking the streets free, while their children are being assisted by our tax dollars with their lives, yet we concentrate on the Black men who are for whatever reasons not paying support for their children. The systems in America are not fair towards Black men especially, but black women play a big part in this game of unfairness also. They are the first to threaten a Black man with calling the systam on him, when he is unable to pay the amount that she thinks she should have. Rather than allowing a brotha access to his child regardless of the amount of funds he throws her way, sistas often use the children as grounds for Mama support. Black men, as well as all men need to support their kids, but Black women need to help a brotha do the right thing rather than call the system on him when he’s going through changes! I work with a white man who has not paid a dime in child support for his daughter, yet he walks free today, and his ex-wife is not trying to put him in jail because she says that it is better that her child knows her father personally. I don’t know one sista willing to be so kind!

    • Zahyr Lauren Reply

      April 26, 2012 at 3:15 am

      It is sad even after seeing this video you put so much blame and judgment on people you do not know.

      What you do not see in the video due to time constraints is that one of the best jobs in the small town of Adel is the McDonalds, and another good job is picking walnuts. This is a town where most have no access to a sustainable lifestyle, and an atmosphere in which while you sit in jail, the money you owe to the child support agency continues to accrue interest. Being jailed in order to pay child support makes no logical sense at all. It is counterproductive and takes parents away from the children.

      The system is not designed for people to be able to pay, it is designed to put parents and subsequently their children further in debt. A mother who was at the time going to school and trying to get back on her feet, and living with her children, should not be then ripped away from them for 11 months so she can go sit in jail. That makes no logical sense despite her issues prior to her success. I strongly discourage disparaging remarks like yours because they are based on judgment and not in fact.

      • me112233 Reply

        April 29, 2012 at 3:03 am

        I suppose there is a “judgement” involved. Just like you “judged” that my viewpoint isn’t quite perfect from your point of view. That’s fine, I realize that no single way is perfect. However, if we got serious about holding people responsible for their own choices, instead of trying to find some mamby pamby excuse for their situation, society as a whole would be better off. I acknowledge that there are always some winners and losers no matter what path we take; yet I believe that my way would give us more winners and fewer losers. Men and women both make a choice when they make babies; they have a choice to use birth control, and they have a choice to just not do the deed in the first place. And women have still another “choice” and can kill the baby at any time before it is born (not that I support that “choice”). People have a choice to live in Adel. There are thousands of other towns and cities across this nation, and the people of Adel are free to move at any time. Nebraska and South Dakota are begging for workers, why not “choose” to live there? Before we came up with this welfare thing in 1967, people did move when there was work available somewhere else — before 1967, working was pretty much your only choice, because the government wouldn’t give you an air-conditioned apartment, food stamps, medicaid, a telephone, and a SSI check back then.

        The mother in question should not have been in “school,” she should have been working, and maybe doing school part time. She has children, and she (and the baby daddy) ought to be paying the bills for those children, not you and me. She was in jail mostly for drug issues from what I can tell, but the details aren’t important. The facts are that SHE should be paying her kid’s bills, and I’m very happy that the state was doing what it could to try to reclaim some of the taxpayers’ money. She should be happy to pay back the interest-free loan the taxpayers gave her when she wasn’t able to pay her own way in life. I’m not opposed to tweaking the system so that it might be somehow more sensible; yet I am opposed to the constant parade of pitiful excuses that people have for not taking care of their own lives and their own children. I pay $250 a month for health insurance and drive a 13 year old pickup truck instead of driving a 4 year old pickup with a $250/month payment and no health insurance. I’m being responsible, and making sure I have taken care of myself BEFORE I go spending my money on things that would be nice, but not necessary. The woman we are speaking of was doing drugs and sleeping with abusive men, and doing so ON PURPOSE, instead of being responsible and taking care of her family first (guess that’s not as much fun). Believe me, a truck with less than 300,000 miles on it and with windows that go up and down would be “fun,” but health insurance is more important.

        So sure, come up with a way that will tweak the system with respect to the irresponsible reprobates who, day after day, year after year, refuse to provide for the basic needs of their own children. I invite you to come up with a system that will transform these scum into “responsible” citizens. I’m not so cold hearted that I advocate letting the unfortunate children of scummy parents simply die for lack of care by anyone (thus my taxpayer money and charitable gifts used to provide at least something for those poor kids). Maybe we should re-introduce stocks in the public square, and put these human garbage piles in those stocks with a sign around their necks that says, “I do drugs instead of buying food for my kids” or “I like to spend my time having sex with abusive men while I totally neglect my children.” After a couple of days of getting kicked, beaten, and spit upon, maybe they would straighten up. I really don’t care about deadbeat moms and dads. You are right, I’m judgmental. I agree that locking them up doesn’t particularly fix anything, just like locking up a murderer doesn’t bring anyone back to life. Still, a person who won’t take care of his/her own children is as deserving of punishment as a murderer.

        • Cathy Smith Reply

          May 21, 2013 at 10:23 am

          Wow!!! nice post.

    • Mad Max Reply

      May 13, 2012 at 3:37 am

      We cannot legislate morality, and at the end of the day, it is the child who suffers. The burden of proof should be on the mother at the time of birth of the child, period. The costs of testing to verify paternity, can be folded into the support payments.

    • Amber Reply

      May 22, 2012 at 1:19 pm

      Your comment summed everything up! No other comments need to be made.

  6. tony D, Bridgewater Reply

    April 24, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    This is insane and just another action showing that justice is just that “Just Us”. The child support system is jacked up and need to be fixed ASAP. However, the only thing quick about the criminal system is preying on the indigent. No voice no power.Once gain “absolutepower corrupts absolutely.

  7. Robin Reply

    April 24, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    That was very sad and very depressing! How can these back wood county’s still get away with these types of injustice in this day and age?

  8. Renee Taylor Reply

    April 24, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    No words but criminal comes to mind

  9. jinior Reply

    April 24, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    That is straight up crazy as hell that the State is incacerating a person for unpaid Chils Support after DNA testing has PROVED he is not the Biological Father. If I were an Attorney I would represent him for free and sue the State on his behalf for false imprisonment.

  10. Scarlet Morgan Reply

    April 24, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    No doubt the child support system may need to be improved so it reflects just treatment, but I have no pity on parents who don’t or can’t financially support their kids adequately. I also don’t have respect for those who take unjust isolated incidents where injustices occur in the child support system and use those isolated incidents as proof that the whole system is broken. I’m a grandmother and too often I see men who the courts let get away with paying hardly anything at all for the support of their kids. Some only have to pay $50/mo to support a child. What child can live on $50/mo in support. I also see men making baby after baby as they make claims they can’t afford to support the kids they already have. Should I feel sorry for these people?….Heck No! They should be jailed if they don’t or can’t pay enough to support their kids adequately. They knew when they had unprotected sex that children could be born as a result of their irresponsible actions so why cry poverty now?….Kids can’t take care of themselves. They need to have food, adequate clothing and decent shelter to live. I don’t give a hoot how grown folks get the money to pay for the support of their kids. What I care about is that these babies get what they need to sustain their lives by any means necessary. Too many adults irresponsibly play house and then want the justice system to take it easy on them when they fail to meet their financial responsibilities to their children. To heck with that! I’d rather see these dead beats in jail than walking the streets and not paying for their kids.

  11. charltondaily Reply

    April 24, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    ?

  12. John Tac Reply

    April 24, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    Keep me in form …. That was the new from of slavery……. They just use Child -Support as a cover…….. peace – out

  13. Hattie Reply

    April 24, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    And They Say, ” Slavery has Ended!!”

    this is horrible.

  14. Jakada Reply

    April 24, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    The Cure:

    The peonage act outlawed debt slavery, and incarceration, or did it? In the past we used to hear our private members speak about the Judges ability to jail for contempt and not for debt. Response, the courts can’t have it both ways. If the claim is jail for contempt but not for debt, what form of contempt caused the action, criminal or civil? The solution is simple once we understand what the court really is. Hint, do a Dunn & Bradstreet search. Then you will know how to defend against the knowable. Did the court give the person “FULL DISCLOSURE” pursuant to the final order being signed by the person? Who would consciously sign and agree to having their drivers license revoked, passport revoked as well as being jailed for “Debt”? Has anyone heard of “unconscionable contract”. Clearly understanding the rules of court and applying the evidence rules will get victory every time when certain “truths and facts” are brought before the court. Additionally, once you research the origins of the child support enforcement statutes, clearly implementing regulations cannot be found. Peep that. We should not assume that all statutes created apply to everyone. Study the origins, purpose and original intent of all laws before you sign on to being railroaded by a “fiction”. Child support is clearly another way to bag and tag certain classes of persons. Other major lessons and strategies will be discussed later.Study to show thyself approved. MY PEOPLE ARE DESTROYED FOR THERE LACK OF KNOWLEDGE…Hosea 4:6

    • April Reply

      May 16, 2012 at 4:48 pm

      thank you for your response. I am a mother, who had my child at 15. His father denied him until he was 3, then paid child support at $117. When he was 7, I joined the army and according to the army and my atty, I had to sign over custody for a Family emergency plan, but it was just a piece of paper that could easily be changed. I have been fighting for 6 years to get that piece of paper changed. I also graduated nursing school prior to going in the army. Now the father works off shore for two weeks at a time, the step mother stole $40,000 from the bank, the court appointed child psychologist told the judge my son does not need to be in their home, child protection has been called 4 times for abuse from being burned, slapping in the face, hitting causing bruises, and beating with a bungee cord leaving slash marks on his back. The mental abuse and physical abuse seems to not matter to anyone but me. My son is now 14 and he believes he deserves to get slapped in the face and has been threatened for years that if he comes to live with me, he will never see his father again. Now, I have been laid off from my last two nursing jobs as a home health nurse and unable to find a home health nursing job. I have applied at the hospital, but did not get a job there, even though it will be impossible to be able to work and care for my two other children since my husband work shift work. I have started my own business in the mean time and of course that has to grow. They are trying to put me in jail for getting behind 4 payments on child support. Even though the money is not spent on my son, I am still looking and applying for jobs that have been cut due to the medicare cuts, my husband made more than I did, the judge did decide child support was miscalculated by my income at about $1000 a month- but will not change it, and holding me to an income I made for only 6 months. I have two letters from last two employers that state I was released of my though no fault of my own and low census, but the judge will not even look at those letters. The step mom has a lot of connections in that court system and it is not fair or right to be threatening to put me in jail. They can steal, abuse, manipulate, and misuse the court system and the child support to pay for their other children, but I’m the one who has to go to jail. Oh and by the way, when the father was “laid off” supposedly from his job three years ago, my child support payments were doubled to cover his non income. Nothing was ever done to verify if he was laid off and so he got a waitor job at a nice restaurant showing on paper he was only making minimum wage. I used to work there, and I know what kind of money you make there. I had even considered going back there to work because on some days you could make more on tips than I was making with a degree.

      • April Reply

        May 16, 2012 at 4:54 pm

        correction- my husband did not make more than I did, it was to say my child’s father made more than I did, we were never married and were kids me at 5 and he was 17 when my son was born

  15. PhilR56 Reply

    April 25, 2012 at 12:29 am

    Ok, there are abuses of the system and the guy who didn’t father children has a legitimate case. Get a lawyer and sue the pants off the county. But I have no pity for the other cases. Far too many African-American men and women have unprotected sex and end up creating children they are not equipped to support. Hard-working taxpayers end up footing the bill. Worse, those same offenders go out and have more children with the same expectation that someone else is going to pay for the children’s care and feeding. Enough with blaming the system, or the white man. Take responsibility for your actions. Take care of your body and respect yourself enough to not have unprotected sex. Better still, abstain until you find someone worthy of marriage who has the means, maturity and morale values help raise a child with you.

  16. della merritt Reply

    April 25, 2012 at 1:10 am

    My daughter is 48 yrs old and I live in cleveland Ohio, I retired from General Motors at the age of 50 her father never worked and never paid child support and the law was not in my favor, I took him to court many times to no avail, I fill sorry for these men who are incarcerated but I have mixed emotions !!

  17. Anony11 Reply

    April 25, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    Spare me. I don’t feel sorry for narry one of these folks on here. First, if you can’t afford to take care of a child, you should have thought about that before you laid down to make one. And that man at the end who said he’s paying for a child that isn’t his – I used to work in child support and what probably happened there was that he was married to the mother of the child while the child was born, even though it wasn’t his. The state will assume paternity in those cases, until proven otherwise. If the DNA test did in fact fail to prove paternity, he shouldn’t be held responsible; he’s right; he needs a good lawyer to rectify the situation. But he should have made sure his name didn’t go on that birth certificate in the first place – woulda saved him a world of trouble.

    But yeah, as for the others – no sympathy whatsoever. The reason the state is pursuing them is because their children were receiving taxpayer dollars in the form of welfare, and rightfully, the state is seeking to be reimbursed. As a taxpayer, it’s not my responsibility to fund the raising of your child if you can get your ass out there and work for any amount of money. That child is YOUR responsibility, NOT MINE! And like I said, if you didn’t want to pay for the raising of a child, you shouldn’t have laid your trifling behind down in the first place. Quit whining and get ‘ta flippin some burgers!

  18. Thomasisthe1 Reply

    April 25, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    This story focused only on an area that is predominantly poor Black but there are non-black areas across the country where countless hundreds even thousands are jailed or affected by a claim to not paying court assigned child support.
    I have clients in California, where I live, where people lose their driver license, professional licenses & ultimately land in jail. These, primarily men, feel trapped in this economy by not being able to work & provide the support the court has mandated. One of my Hispanic friends found out the hard way that he was driving on a suspended license & was arrested on the spot due to a paperwork mix-up by the courts & as a direct result was fired from his job for missing work & then re-hired with a warning. Now all these fellows co-workers treat him like a dead-beat dad & he carries that stigma everywhere in this small community.
    The court system has become overly agressive, showing no mercy even when a man can prove dire financial condition there is no talking back to the court system
    It’s one thing to be a dead-beat, hardened, indifferent dad & it is another thing to take into account our current economy. Judges show no mercy or logic whatsoever.

  19. dee Reply

    April 25, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    SMH at GA this is shameful!! They use the poor and indignant to run a muck on!! I don’t see how the folk in power can SLEEP at night!! So the economy is bad so you unjustly seek out money from welfare recipients!! The good ole South SMH!!

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  21. Willa Reply

    April 25, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    I talk, blog and preach all the time to young people. Stay in school, get an education, stay close to God.

    I feel sorry for all involved. But, life is tough and you have to be prepared. This is why as black people we need to stop having illegitimate babies if you cannot afford them. You are dooming you and the next generation to poverty. This is a prime example of how the law is used against black folk and it saddens me to see people in this situation.

    Again, stay in school and get an education. Stay close to God and family and prepare yourself financilly for a lean day.

    I am glad someone stepped up to help these people. The next generation may not be so lucky!

  22. faye Reply

    April 27, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    WOW!! I can’t believe this is happening. Especially for the man to get lock up and DNA proved he wasn’t the father. Only in America!! SMGDH

  23. Rick Reply

    May 1, 2012 at 9:12 am

    I have a slightly different problem. My son is in his 30′s yet the state of Michigan has prevented me from getting a passport. They are also charging me interest on money that was discharged by my sons mother. I have had money taken from bank accounts and I can get no response from the Friend of the Court.
    I am going to have to hire a lawyer and sue to get my passport and money recovered which will cost me more that what they say I still owe although what was taken was more than they said I owed when the ordeal began. NEVER trust the authorities to tell you the truth or to deal fairly with you.

  24. BigWill Reply

    May 7, 2012 at 3:01 am

    Vote! There’s a reason caucasians denied Blacks the right to vote…because change can manifest by exercising your right to vote. Start putting people in office that will look out for your best interest. Problem is- black people always asking “How can I get out of jury duty”? Seems the only time blacks are willing to vote is when a black person wins a major party nomination. Until black ppl become serious about things changing, nothing ever will.

    • joceeco Reply

      May 13, 2012 at 7:36 am

      I get what you are saying, but Black folks aren’t the only ones trying to get out of Jusy Duty. Blacks should participate in the system that governs us more often, but the unfairness is much bigger than the Jury process! Remember, America’s original Constitution excluded blacks as full human beings, and the folding us into the constitution at a later date was a flawed process, that is an ongoing. At some point I hope that Black men of all ages and walks of life will become more responsible individuals, but don’t forget what we’ve been up against for 400 plus years. We cannot erase the truth and facts from the lack of justice Black men still face in this nation. Black men are not yet what and who we should be as men, and we are also not the degraded animals many in America think we are either. The spotlight is always on us, and that is the only reason they can get away with calling us less than men in America. Those in America who are not afraid of the truth know who we are and what we are capable of doing when treated fairly and with the respect that all emn and women deserve. So black men,don’t let America, black women or anyone tell you that you are nothing, because change takes time and your time is coming.

  25. ccashflow Reply

    May 8, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    HOW CAN AMERICA BE TALKING ABOUT HUMAN RIGHT WHEN THERE OWN HOUSE IS NOT IN ORDER

  26. Phyllis Reid Reply

    May 9, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    The only way to beat this, is to go to the national press….NBC,ABC,CBS!
    These ignorant bigots do not like the world to see how racist and ignorant they are!!!

    THIS MUST GO VIRAL!!!

  27. kim Reply

    May 12, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    Adele has the right idea about making parents pay but have gone about it without research or common sense Their cost of locking a person up is not helping the state/county/city.This should only be used when it can e proven that a person is blatantly neglecting their responsibility. Also the fact that you hold a non-biological parent accountable financially for a child is rediculous. You should be thankful they helped raise and take care of the child at all. I ssay that as a woman who has had another man step in to do what my daughters father wouldnt.

  28. Veronica Reply

    May 13, 2012 at 7:02 am

    I Have mixed emotions about this. Yes the man who wasn’t biological should sue but the others? Im sorry. I think most who have such high emotions don’t have a deadbeat in your life. As race that constantly is quick to be looked upon as a collective group of donkey rumps, we are reactive to the point that we enable each other.

    We will suport a bad habit because the situation seems racial, and sometimes it is but is it fair to say, well the white man got away with not paying, why not the black man?

    And it’s not a race issue. I know plenty of other races that got hit, license suspended, cant leave the country. The issue is money. They can afford to stay out of jail but is the system robbing them? You better believe it. There plenty of black as well who can AFFORD to stay out of jail. They may barely make ends meet with their middle class income but they aren’t in jail. And even if some go to jail, those who get out can afford to. My ex got put in jail and bailed himself out. ITS NOT ALWAYS ABOUT RACE! It’s about money.

    A lot of people can afford to buy drugs and alcohol but not condoms or contraceptives. When all else fails you got the morning after pill and abortion clinics.

    No one is educating young black women about the economic outcome of sex in ways they get. And when they get pregnant they are encouraged to keep a child they cant afford in the name of god, yet they are going do something ungodly anyway. Sin is a sin is a sin. Im not saying to encourage abortion as a contraceptive method because i know women who do with no shame and it is sick.

    Most issues occurring to black people are mainly to lower class who are ignorant of consequence. I would say victims oftheir environment but many are proud of their ignorance. The many who aren’t constantly try to make a better way and are not as likely to be in jail. Realize i said not as likely because no one is perfect, people make their mistakes, and hate for dark skin is still alive. Just not all the time.

    I can go on and on but the solution to the matter is teaching kids proper worldly education but it’s easier said than done.

  29. JQ Reply

    May 14, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    Shame on Adel, GA for exploiting poor black people in the South. This is a place on the map where the guilty parties remain in charge always. Don’t give them the power, if your legs are working get out never to return. If they choose to persue at least you can afford some legal aid and have a leg to stand on and fight back. I would never visit a place like that.

  30. LadyB Reply

    May 17, 2012 at 6:04 am

    How in the hell can you jail someone for none payment of child support when he doesn’t have a child? I believe the judge is putting the child support money in his own pockets. I’ll admit that some of these dads are not supporting their children financially or by spending time with them. And yes, some women will send the dad to jail if he doesn’t pay what she wants him to pay. I was a single parent, and my first child’s father never paid child support; but when I told him the child needed something, he, his mom, or someone in the family made sure he had what he needed. I neve took him to court, because everyone in his family and in my family took care of the child. My son is now 50 years old and has a good relationship with his dad even though I didn’t. I never talked against his father to him, and never tried to keep him from his father.
    Mothers shouldn’t keep their child from the Dad. A child need both parents.
    Most of these women now days want child support to take care of their nails, hair, name brand clothes, and their boy friends; not the child/children. This isn’t right.
    The judge in this state needs to be investigated by FBI for embazzlement because this is what he is doing. Keeping the money for himself.
    Kick him off the bench!

  31. Regina Reply

    December 17, 2012 at 12:14 am

    This does not surprise me at all. SMH

  32. D Harris Reply

    May 21, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    I have been with the same woman 30 years and the child support checks and since I stopped paying, threats, still in our mail at least weekly. Lost my license, been to jail dozens of times over the years, taken out of work and home, all over kids that lived with us their whole life. We got Aid for 18 months when we were 16-17. Crazy, we 46 now. All kids successful married homeowners, college graduates. I At least the one they use on us black folks.f they stopped me driving, jail for me. Hate the system.

  33. james Reply

    May 21, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    i dont feel sorry for anyone who owes support. i didnt even meet my daughter till she was 16. when i did meet her her mother took me to court for support. i was treated like scum by her and the court. dont matter that i am white or not. in the courts eye im just a looser for only even knowing her for 3 months. i had to pay and pay and pay. court took 2 times the amount from my checks for 7 months. i was only behind 900 bucks. i lost my home, all my utilities and almost lost my wife and 3 other kids. so dont even think its just black people who suffer to the courts, its anyone whose name starts with defendant

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