Demonstration for Family Law Reform Continues
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Baldwinsville, New York (Feb 1, 2000) A local man walked into the Syracuse Federal Building this afternoon and was again arrested for his attempt to demonstrate inside the building. John Murtari has been involved in a series of prior arrests at the building, over 8 times in the last two months. Right now City Judge Thomas Higgins has had several conference with the DA and Murtaris attorney, Mr. Chuck Keller from Hiscock Legal Aid , regarding the constitutionality of the order prohibiting him from the building no decision appears to be in site. Murtari had suspended his efforts last week in hope of a resolution, but will now resume his actions.
John Murtari, a resident of Baldwinsville (a native of Lyons, NY), a former Air Force Pilot and Academy Graduate is doing this for the sake of his 6 year old child, Domenic, and for a general reform in the Nations Family Law system. He has earned the respect of many people by his personable approach to protesting trying to imitate the style established by Martin Luther King.
Unlike many protestors he treats everyone, including the people he disagrees with with courtesy and respect and he finds people respond. In an unusual event last November he was actually given Court permission to demonstrate inside the Onondaga County Courthouse carrying a small picture of his son and quietly walking the halls.
Mr. Murtari is the founder of the Internet based group Kids-Right.Org, recognized as a Human Rights groups by the editors of Yahoo. Made up of both mothers & fathers, they would like to see Congressional hearings into Family Law Reform and passage of the Family Rights Act. The solution the group recommends to this would involve giving the parent/child relationship the same Constitutional protections offered most criminals -- the Jury.
The web site highlights the philosophy and experience of both Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King, two great practitioners of Civil Disobedience, who practiced a style which showed respect and love for your opponent, while demonstrating your own belief through personal Non-Violent Action.
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A spokesperson for the Kids-Right group, Mary Chancellor (Tennessee), can be reached
Text of a recent front page story in the Wayne County Courier Gazette can be
The February Issue of the Yahoo Internet Life Magazine also had an article regarding the Kids-Right.Org web site.