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Magistrate to several women: Interact with your abusers

There are 1932 comments on the KUSA Denver story from Sep 19, 2007, titled Magistrate to several women: Interact with your abusers. In it, KUSA Denver reports that:

Magistrate John Jostad handles domestic cases. In certain cases involving custody, he has ruled that the parents should engage in "Cooperative Training." Sara Blom, of Fort Collins, says that, in her case, that ...

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Old Lawman

Mcallen, TX

#2 Sep 19, 2007
This was reported to Paula Woodard six months ago what was going on in Larimer County and with this Judge. She was given names and contacts to support it and she chose to not follow up after showing some interest. Now it’s news? Way to go nine news! You really showed support for these women.
Child Abuse

Pontiac, MI

#4 Sep 19, 2007
My mother's abuser was my terrorist. I lived in fear. Jostad, wake up! A man who attacks women eventually turn on their children. Just ask my sister and her broken nose.

What's wrong with you? Please, resign now!
Joe

Golden, CO

#5 Sep 19, 2007
Sadly, according to the American College of Judges, 70% of abusive men who ask for custody get it. The family courts in our country are a mess- they protect abusers, and punish victims, mostly moms and children. This doesn't surprise me at all. Additionally, most ethical counselors will NOT participate in any type of counseling that requires a victim to negotiate with or capitulate to her abuser.
Trin Tragula

Fort Collins, CO

#6 Sep 19, 2007
Is this guy some kind of blooming idiot?
Justin

Arvada, CO

#7 Sep 19, 2007
Theres probably more to this story. Its been spun so badly, that its almost unbelievable.
linda

AOL

#9 Sep 19, 2007
Just another example of a judge that should be removed from the bench. I spent ten years being terrorized by my husband. The police were totally useless, providing to me only sarcasm and no protection. My heart breaks for these women. I couldn't imagine being forced, by a court, to interact with a man who tried to kill me. It is absolutely not in the best interests of the child to have one of their parents pushed back into an abusive and dangerous situation. If we removed the protection of qualified immunity from all memebers of the justice system and forced them to be liable and accountable for the grave harm they inflict on people, we would all be better off.
jaf

Littleton, CO

#10 Sep 19, 2007
This is the most stupid ruling I have ever heard. Who in the heck does this Judge, I use the term loosely, think he is? I think forcing a woman, who has been abused, to have any contact with the abuser, phone#, address etc, is asking for bigger trouble. The next time a man is shot or beaten,by one or more people, the male victim has to meet with the violent people and give them all his personal information. God knows we do not want the abusers, getting lost and wasting precious time finding their VICTIMS !!!!!!
Gladys Kravitz

Boulder, CO

#11 Sep 19, 2007
Ladies why do you let yourself get caught up with abusive men?
The HUMP

Denver, CO

#12 Sep 19, 2007
Two sides to every story-----for people who get themselves into abusive relationships and stay in them, have nobody to blame but themselves....
ex-con

Broomfield, CO

#13 Sep 19, 2007
Fort Collins is the most messed up town in Colrado, people in Denver think Boulder is bad you should move up north to that all white comunity. I am mad at my race(white people) for the way they act when they get to many of us toghether.I lived their for 7 years and in the end I went to prison on my first felony that in any other town I would have got a half way house or some thing else.When I was in prison I meet so many people in from Fort Collins on some stupid charges doing a lot of time.This is the stupid thing white people come up with. I now live in Denver in a mixed area and love diversity.You read a lot about DEnver cops but in 10 years living hear I have never had any charges, so their not that bad.
Beesdobyte

AOL

#16 Sep 19, 2007
Judges like this need to be turned into to the state and Federal governments, be impeached and disbarred FOREVER!!!!!!!!!
OJ Simpson

AOL

#17 Sep 19, 2007
ex-con wrote:
Fort Collins is the most messed up town in Colrado, people in Denver think Boulder is bad you should move up north to that all white comunity. I am mad at my race(white people) for the way they act when they get to many of us toghether.I lived their for 7 years and in the end I went to prison on my first felony that in any other town I would have got a half way house or some thing else.When I was in prison I meet so many people in from Fort Collins on some stupid charges doing a lot of time.This is the stupid thing white people come up with. I now live in Denver in a mixed area and love diversity.You read a lot about DEnver cops but in 10 years living hear I have never had any charges, so their not that bad.
I know what you mean dude. Mark Furman trumped me up.
Cinnamon

AOL

#18 Sep 19, 2007
What the hell is wrong with you. You need to do some research & either pull oyur head out of the sand or don't come out of your house. Do not throw stones until you know what it is like to walk in our shoes. With this comment you have made I can on;y surmise oyu are either a sheltered ignoramis or an abuser.
The HUMP wrote:
Two sides to every story-----for people who get themselves into abusive relationships and stay in them, have nobody to blame but themselves....
Cinnamon

AOL

#19 Sep 19, 2007
This is not something that oyu go into knowing. It is a gradual process. Then when you are in the middle of it you see no way out. You have no control, no money, no means of survival & most of all no self esteem. Then when you do get out you are threatened with losing your children, rataliation & more abuse. You turn to the police & the courts for help because that is what they are supposed to do is help & protect. Then instead they tell you it never happened & give these men more power than they had before. They paint you out to be the hysterical vindictive ex wife.
Gladys Kravitz wrote:
Ladies why do you let yourself get caught up with abusive men?
Redhead

Littleton, CO

#20 Sep 19, 2007
Judges like this ought to do time. And the rest of us must organize against them. No comment for the press, that's a laugh.
Trin Tragula

Fort Collins, CO

#21 Sep 19, 2007
Yeah, Jostad - you moron. If you give the offenders all a great big hug, they will suddenly change their ways and stop abusing people.

If you believe that, I got some cheap land in Florida to sell ya!
Trin Tragula

Fort Collins, CO

#22 Sep 19, 2007
The HUMP wrote:
Two sides to every story-----for people who get themselves into abusive relationships and stay in them, have nobody to blame but themselves....
You really are ignorant, aren't you?
dozzo

Fort Collins, CO

#23 Sep 19, 2007
From what I've read about Jostad, he's a religious kook on top of being an incompetent magistrate. He probably feels there's a religious precedent for this, that women (who are treated as second-class citizens by most religions) should kowtow even to abusive men.
Vince

Trinidad, CO

#24 Sep 19, 2007
ex-con wrote:
Fort Collins is the most messed up town in Colrado, people in Denver think Boulder is bad you should move up north to that all white comunity. I am mad at my race(white people) for the way they act when they get to many of us toghether.I lived their for 7 years and in the end I went to prison on my first felony that in any other town I would have got a half way house or some thing else.When I was in prison I meet so many people in from Fort Collins on some stupid charges doing a lot of time.This is the stupid thing white people come up with. I now live in Denver in a mixed area and love diversity.You read a lot about DEnver cops but in 10 years living hear I have never had any charges, so their not that bad.
Ah, how terrible of those folks in Fort Collins to imprison you for commiting felony! So the Denver cops are better because they haven't caught you yet? Have you NO sense of personal responsibility?
Patriot

Parker, CO

#25 Sep 19, 2007
I'm almost speechless. This is absurd!

More and more in this country, wrong is the new right. The preposterous is now common and tolerated.

Wake up people! Most (not all) of our authority figures are outright corrupt.

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