Youth Court judge taken from bench

Full story: Sunherald.com

The longtime judge of the Hancock County Youth Court has been removed from office; she will be replaced by a successor who already has been named.
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Unbelievable

Long Beach, MS

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#45
Feb 18, 2010
 
Sad to read all of this but unforunately, the legal system is not about right or wrong, it is about what you can pay for. The best thing to do is to avoid using it. I used Mr. Bell and was very pleased and i alway said that i thought he would make a good judge. That was years ago and as for the others, i don't know them. I just know from my personal experience and what i have observed, our court system is not what it is supposed to be. If you really have proof that these people are doing wrong don't keep posting and arguing back and forth, file a complaint with the MS Bar Association and any other governing body. Sincerely
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Auburn, IN

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#46
Feb 19, 2010
 
If you do have this type of evidence then for the sake of the children in these counties please do something. Who cares about the ignorance of the adults involved give the children a chance.
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#47
Feb 19, 2010
 
someone needs to check out dhs and the judge
Steckler Injustice

Long Beach, MS

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#48
Apr 28, 2010
 
Keep pushing forward Tom. You are an inspiration to me that some day I will be out from under the oppression of Judge Steckler and join you in the fight to remove him from the bench. Jeff is correct in everything he said, in fact I agree 100%. It is no secret down here so why is Judge Steckler able to persist? The FBI needs to come in and crack this nut! I bet things will unravel fast if someone would take this seriously. They probably think you, Jeff and all the others are crazy or just complaining because they didn't get their way. This man is a bad seed of a weed that just won't go away. Keep pushing and don't lose momentum!!!
wants child support

Westmoreland, TN

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#49
Nov 22, 2010
 
I have been in front of steckler over 9 times since 09 trying to collect over 30 grand in child support from my ex.I have spent over 6 grand in attorney fees and in 09 his order was "well sir you are ordered to pay $500 towards your arrears and $500 for your already ordered support per month and if you don't pay i will put you in jail for 30 days and let you out for 30 days and if you still won't pay then i will continue to put you in jail until you do".Well that was a load of bullshit cause since then my ex has paid a total of $1,100.00 "since 09" of his child support he has never had his licenses suspended or anything done to him for not paying.I was suppose to go back in front of steckler in January but i can no longer afford my attorney and i haven't gotten any amount of child support in 6 months.And he hasn't done a thing.My ex just goes in the court room and says "I work part time and i cant find a job" And steckler just let's him walk it makes me wonder if my ex knows someone who knows steckler and that's why he isn't doing anything.
Nolen

Columbia, MS

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#50
Dec 13, 2010
 
Tom H or anyone else who have a similar story please contact me at cassellnolen@yahoo.com.
Hello Tom,
I was doing some research on the judges down there and accidentally found your website about your experiences in court. I sympathize with your situation and wish something could be done about the injustices going on down there in the Gulfport/Biloxi area.
I was not a resident but had court with Sandy Steckler for my divorce around the same time frame in 2002 and tried again for an emergency hearing in 2006. Judge Steckler is a poor excuse for a judge admitted to always giving custody to the mother and did not like military. I learned that there was a lady judge married to a district attorney who had 3 judges indicted on criminal charges. The governor of mississippi had to appoint 3 new judges to the bench. Sandy Steckler was a real estate attorny who was hand picked to be one of the new judges. Neither my wife or I were Mississippi residents, yet he still took my son away after first giving me custody. Now how is it a judge can lie about our residency, and take sides? He's a very confused man. I was in the Air Force and my previous divorce was in Columbus MS. I know you have to live there for at least 6 months in order to file in MS court. Anna left our home in North Carolina, slept on a friend's couch, found a lawyer who knew Steckler and had the whole thing rigged before I even drove into town. I had witness statements and a guardian ad litem to prove child abuse, failure to allow "ordered" temporary custody, visitation and telephone contact. I managed to get on the court docket 4 times -1 of which was an emergency hearing filed by the baby's Guardian ad litem appointed by Judge Stecker. Yet at every single turn, Steckler did not want to hear my case or see the evidence. He would make statements like he was late for a real estate case. Finally in November of 2008, I got him to dismiss the case because my ex-wife, the baby (now 7) nor I live in Mississippi. I have started up the custody law suit in the state where my son now lives so hopefully I will be able to save him from his life of abuse. I have spent 10s of thousands of dollars on attorney fees, court costs and travel expenses. This has been an open case for 8 years so my new attorny ate through most of the retainer just trying to get caught up on what has happened. This is absolutely rediculous and never should have happened.
I often wondered how many other men have been mistreated by Steckler. I voluntarily underwent a psych exam to show I was the fit parent. My ex of course found to be unfit. Of course it didn't matter to Steckler. The Dr. was psychologist Dr. Simone, she gave me the name of another man who was going through a c00 to put down and therefor must be innocent of the child abuse charges filed by his ex-wife. Steckler reversed his decision right there in the parking lot and so the guy was good to go and had no further reason to complain. I don't know about all the other judges, but at least in his court it's not about whose right or wrong, or even proof just who has the money. I've talked to other lawyers over the years and no one likes him. They all say he's unpredictable and they never know what he'll do. No one I've talked to can believe he got elected after his temporary appoi
JAMES HANBURY

United States

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#51
Apr 5, 2012
 
judge margaret alphonso refused to have my room mate committed while she was off her medication for two weeks 911 refused to respond until my room mate threatened to kill both herself and me. judge alphonso told me if i did not like it i could sue her
JAMES HANBURY

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#52
Apr 5, 2012
 
judge steckler and his cronies took more than $250,000.00 worth of my personal church assets from me .
john g mc donnell, as my conservator, refused to turn on my electrical power, for three months in the heat of the summer time in 2006, until i had a near death experience from sweating to death ie heat prostration and potassium deficiency.this heat exhaustion is on record at memorial hospital.also mack bethea my guardian refused me funds for medicine for chronic and life threatening diseases until my room mate had a near death experience on july fourth 2005.this also is on emt and hospital records
Tom H

Gulfport, MS

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#53
Jul 25, 2012
 
Margaret, Cono and Sandy have been served and will be tried in the Federal Court system.
Patricia

Biloxi, MS

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#54
Sep 2, 2012
 
There is a book written by a Mr. Crockett explaining how Mississippi is the most crooked state in the country. Hands in the Till. Be careful because there are two books with that title. The one authored by Mr. Crockett is the correct to read about Mississippi Chancery corruption, etc.
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Waynesboro, MS

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#55
Nov 12, 2012
 
Tom is really telling the truth on these issues. His mental state is due to the injustice that has happened to him. I dare you to try to find any court records..they might all be laughing when they hear his name at the courthouse but he cant even get a copy of his own records as they have been sealed. Say what you like..hes more than telling the truth. This could happen to any of us! I am not a friend of Toms..quiet the opposite. one of the attorneys listed is a personal friend. Tom..life is not fair. Dont let it make you crazy..it wasnt fair for any of us!
Patricia

Biloxi, MS

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#56
Aug 12, 2013
 
Oh, reading all of this about Sandy Steckler just freaking me out! Good that people report instances for others to consider and be observant.
Patricia

Biloxi, MS

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#57
Friday Jul 4
 
Sun Herald reported a while back that Mississippi is the most corrupt state in the country? At least people are writing and trying to expose, which is a start...

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