MS: Gov. Haley Barbour
Gov Barbour is awarded Familylawcourts.com's "You Can't Be Serious" award after his Presidential bid.
In 2008, Gov. Barbour earlier demonstrated his regard for women, half the population, after befriending prison trustee and convicted murderer, Michael Graham. Graham was serving a life sentence after using a shotgun to blow away Adrienne Klasky, his former wife, while she sat waiting for a traffic light to change. (Graham had stalked her for three years after their divorce).
But Governor Haley Barbour took a shine to the lifer and released Graham after just ten years. When Gov Barbour announced his bid for the presidency in 2011, he immediately qualified for the award.
CO: Denver Judge Mary Celeste
In 2011, Judge Celeste was awarded the Mary Lathrop Award, named after the first woman to practice law in Colorado, as well as the first woman to do just about anything in the state, legally speaking. The Mary Lathrop Award is dedicated to those who "enrich the community through legal and civic activities."
Shortly thereafter Judge Celeste left her six year old grand-daughter in a hot, locked car during a 90 degree summer, so she could shop alone at Sam's.
Familylawcourts.com believes this qualifies the Women's Bar Association for the "What Were They Thinking Award."
CA: Sheila Caceres, Child Care Provider of the Year
In light of an unexplained death of an infant, Caceres struck a deal with California Social Services agreeing to a lifetime ban against operating, working in or being present in a day care facility. Caceres surrendered her license, according to the Sac Bee, "amid numerous allegations, including failure to call 911, lying to law enforcement officials, letting one child wander away from the home and having sex in front of at least one child in her care, according to records from the department's community care licensing division."
CA: Casey Gwinn Casey recognized by The American Lawyer magazine as one of the top 45 public lawyers in America. Including after a Kroll report clearly stating he broke the law.
All due to political connections, consider this kind of incompetence. Only Casey Gwinn would hire Susan Griffin, fake therapist, after a cover story expose.
Yes, not only did then city attorney Casey Gwinn not prosecute Griffin for fraud or child endangerment; Gwinn went basic fraud and child endangerment one better.
Casey Gwinn promoted Griffin's business.
Casey Gwinn hired Griffin to oversee the supervised visitation facilities in San Diego for his non-profit, Family Justice Center. He then created a national franchise of family justice centers.
To emphasize the point, Gwinn did this after the story broke. Gwinn now offers his "Domestic Violence" consulting services. Seriously. You can't make this stuff up.
More bad news
We got a call from Lt. Lori Dunhow, of the Family Justice Center. They oppose victim Notification GPS. Better grant money to top executives than actual, life saving devices empowering victims to save their own lives.
Apparently grant dollars are just too important to waste on victims.