logo for the website of Fathers for Life
Fatherlessness, the lack of natural fathers in children's lives
| Home | In The News | Our Blog | Contact Us | RSS button | Share

Fathers for Life Site-Search

2013 04 15: Symantec (makers and distributors of Norton Antivirus) and O2 now filter/block the website of Fathers for Life and *BOTH* of its affiliated blogs. Click for details.

 Site Map (very large file)
 Table of Contents
 Children—Our most valued assets?
 Educating Our Children for the Global Gynarchia
 Child Support
 Civil Rights & Social Issues
 Family Law
 Destruction of Families
 Divorce Issues
 Domestic Violence
 Gay Issues
 Hate, Hoaxes and Propaganda
 Help Lines for Men
 Law, Justice and The Judiciary
 Mail to F4L
 Men's Issues
 The Politics of "Sex"
 Our Most Popular Pages
 Email List
 References - Bibliography

You are visitor

since June 19, 2001

Be notified of
page updates
it's private
powered by



Yes, the website for Fathers for Life and its affiliated blog are being slandered and censored. (Click for Details)

If you are a fathers-rights or pro-family activist, then it is quite likely that your website or blog is being, slandered and censored, too. (Click to check that out)


Police: Shelter refused to accept tortured teen

This just reinforces what we all know is the REAL purpose for those 'battered women' shelters. I wish the writer had the presence of mind to ask whether this shelter cares for MALE victims. That would have opened the other eye.


Police: Shelter refused to accept tortured teen

The Associated Press

October 3, 2003, 4:02 PM CDT

CROWN POINT, Ind. -- A shelter for abused women refused to house an 18-year-old woman who was allegedly tortured by her parents, blaming the teen's unspecified mental disability, police said.

St. Jude House declined to house the teen after she was rescued last week, said Michael Higgins, a Lake County police spokesman.

"She was placed for a short period of time at St. Jude's and taken out again by our officer because they refused to keep her," Higgins said. "They said they could not facilitate someone with a handicap."

Steve Butera, client services director for St. Jude House, denied the allegation. "We don't really refuse anyone service," he said.

He declined to discuss the case, citing privacy concerns.

"I would suggest that people not assume that someone hasn't been served," he said. "It's possible this person was served. They may have been served here at St. Jude House, and we identified some better, additional or different services for them."

Police allege that Keith Erik Jax, 36, and Marie Christine Jax, 46, of Gary tortured the woman's 18-year-old daughter by shocking her with electrical cables, beating her and burning her with cigarettes. Each could face more than 100 years in prison if convicted on felony charges of criminal deviate conduct, battery and neglect.

Teresa Torres, executive director of Everybody Counts Center for Independent Living, an advocacy group for the disabled, said St. Jude cannot legally deny services to the teenager.

"That's not only inhuman, it's illegal because of the federal disabilities act," she said.

St. Jude's membership in the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence is contingent on the agency following the Americans with Disabilities Act, Torres said.

Copyright (c) 2003, The Associated Press


Improved archives!

Searching Chicagotribune.com archives back to 1985 is cheaper and easier than ever. New prices for multiple articles can bring your cost down to as low as 30 cents an article: http://www.chicagotribune.com/archives

White RoseThe White Rose
Thoughts are Free

See also:

Posted 2003 10 05
2013 03 08 (removed reference to dvstats.org -- website no longer functions)