I have sent all of you, in a separate mailing, a copy of the
news release we are issuing concerning the jailing of Christopher Robin,
founder of the Purple Heart House in Hollywood, California. Christopher
is known to many of you, and I sincerely hope that those of you who subscribe
to other mailing lists will forward these two posts on to other groups
so that we can generate a large response to this outrageous act. Below
is a letter sent by ANCPR to Judge Ronald
R. Schoenberg who sentenced Mr. Robin to jail. I have included the
address of his court chambers as well as the court's telephone number.
I urge each and every one of you to send your own letter to Judge Schoenberg,
letting him know your thoughts on the jailing of this parents rights activist.
I would also suggest you call the court at the number below, and ask to
leave a message for the judge, telling the people there of your concern.
Additionally, I have discovered the
home address of the judge. If you would, send a second copy of your letter
to his home. I want this man to know that we are paying attention to what
he is doing, and that we intend to break through the barrier of anonymity
that so many of these bureaucrats operate behind with impunity. This must
stop. These people must be held accountable for
the injustice that they perpetrate on decent human beings.
Address of Judge Schoenberg:
Ronald R. Schoenberg
[deleted by liz] AVE
LOS ANGELES CA 90049
all of you to know that the planned protest in Santa Clarita
at the College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, is shaping up
to be a huge success. We have it on good authority that nearly all of the
local Los Angeles media will send crews. ANCPR
will stage a ceremonial burning of child support and custody orders to
demonstrate our contempt for our nation's Family Courts. In light of the
developments with Christopher Robin's imprisonment, we will begin with
a burning of a miniature effigy of Judge Schoenberg,
followed by a burning of
our child support orders.
any of you are near enough to attend, I urge you to do so, and bring your
families and friends. There will be some sort of Town Hall meeting,
or workshop, put on by a local Supervisor in L.A. County, Mike Antonovich,
which is one of several swiftly organized after the expose that appeared
in the Los Angeles Times last week which clearly demonstrated the utter
failure of the child support enforcement system. Unfortunately, but
predictably, the main focus of the workshop will be to teach people how
to petition for higher child support awards. We intend to change that,
by sending in members who will point out to these people that custodial
parents have the District Attorney to get more money for them. What
we want to know is how to correct the errors and injustices of the District
Attorney! How do we lower child support? How do we increase
parenting time? How can we have the bills from the DA audited for
accuracy, and how can we repair our credit after a false report of delinquency?
These are the real questions that these people should be answering, and
we're going to force the issue with them.
many of you are not out here in the West (California). But I want you to
know that these are national issues. The same things are happening in your
jurisdiction. Too many of you are intimately familiar with the travails
of Christopher Robin, and with the injustice of the child support collection
industry. That's why I urge you to sit down right now and send off these
letters to Judge Schoenberg. Do it for yourselves. Think of
it as developing your activist muscles. Get in the habit of writing letters
whenever you see injustice. We have to do this, or it will only get
Wishing you all
October 23, 1998
Ronald R Schoenberg
Los Angeles District
110 N. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012-3014
Honorable Ronald R. Schoenberg,
extremely concerned to hear of the incarceration of Christopher Robin,
an internationally known advocate for parents' and fathers' rights. The
purpose of imprisonment for failure to pay child support is purportedly
for the benefit of children, so that they will not suffer economic and
social hardship. In this case, I hardly see that this aim is relevant.
The mother is quite well to do, and enjoys a life style that Mr.
Robin can only dream about.
is my understanding that you jailed Mr. Robin for failing to agree to sell
his interest in the Purple Heart House, of which he owns only a limited
part, in order to pay off his $9000 child support arrears. Can it
be true that you would intentionally drive a man from his home, render
him homeless and destroy all he has built, in order to pay a $9000 debt
to a woman who is the daughter of a millionaire, lives in her mother's
home free of charge, drives a new Lexus, and can afford an expensive Beverly
Hills facelift? Then, when he refuses such an outrageous demand,
you sentence him to jail. How exactly, Judge Schoenberg, is this
in the best interest of the child?
addition to the financial inequities of this case, there is also the fact
that to date, Mr. Robin has been prevented from seeing his child for over
two years. I am personally acquainted with Mr. Robin, and I can tell
you that the idea that his spending time with his son would in any way
endanger or harm that child is preposterous. Christopher Robin is
a caring, loving, sincere, and completely honest man who simply wants to
be a father to his son.
fear for Mr. Robins health. The stress of the separation from his
son, combined with the anxiety that this trial and the resulting imprisonment
has caused him may very well cause him irreparable injury.
urge you, in the name of human decency and justice, to immediately release
Christopher Robin from jail, and order him re-united with his son.
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ANCPR Calls For
Immediate Release of Purple Heart House Founder
On Friday, October
22, 1998, noted parent's rights advocate, Christopher Robin, was sentenced
to a 30 day jail term by Los Angeles County Municipal Court Judge Ronald
Schoenberg. The judge, and Mr. Robin's court appointed Public Defender
both had told him to sell his house in order to pay his child support arrears
which amount to $9000.00. The house in question is the Purple Heart
House in Hollywood which has become well known to parents and father's
rights groups internationally. Robin, who is reportedly only a part owner
of the house, refused, and was subsequently sentenced to jail
is founder of the Purple Heart Foundation. The Purple
Heart House, located at 2297 Holly Drive in Hollywood, California is a
local landmark. The two story home is covered with Purple Hearts, each
with the picture of a child who has been separated from his or her non-custodial
parent as the result of a court ordered sole custody decree. To date there
are well over 700 broken families commemorated on the walls of the house.
The pictures have been sent from countries spanning the globe.
plight of Christopher Robin is particularly distressing in light of the
wide disparity between his and his ex-wife's standard of living. His ex-wife,
Brandy Robin, is the daughter of Joanne Hale, a millionaire, and CEO of
the Gene Autry Museum. Brandy is reportedly living with her mother, working
at a high paying job at Universal Studios, driving a new Lexus, and has
recently had a facelift. In contrast, Christopher Robin is a voice coach
with a very unstable income. He has also been denied any contact with his
son for over two years.
that the imprisonment of Mr. Robin is completely unjustified," said
Lowell Jaks, President of ANCPR, the Alliance for Non-Custodial Parents
Rights. "Not only is his child not suffering
as the result of Christopher's unstable income, but we fear for Mr. Robin's
health which has suffered due to the stress of this trial. How, we
ask, does jailing this man and further endangering his health benefit his
child? It is our suspicion that Judge Schoenberg actually has an
agenda. He is sending a message to all parents who protest against the
injustices of Family Court-Back off, or go to jail."
is calling on its 2500 members nationwide to wage a letter writing campaign,
urging Judge Schoenberg to release Christopher Robin immediately and unconditionally.
ANCPR will also call on Judge Schoenberg to order that Christopher Robin
be re-united with his son.
a related matter, ANCPR is also calling on all interested
parents to attend its protest march to take place on Saturday, October
24 from 8:30 AM until 12:30 PM at the College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell
Canyon Road in Santa Clarita. As part of the activities, leaders of ANCPR,
along with other members and parents rights advocacy groups will stage
a ceremonial burning of their child support and custody orders to demonstrate
their contempt for a court system that is systematically destroying families.
"We had originally planned
to burn just our support orders," said Lowell Jaks. "But now,
the first thing to burn will be a miniature effigy of Judge Schoenberg.
We hope he gets the message. We're watching, we're paying attention, and
we're ready to fight back."