[sixties-l] The Whole World's Watching an Admitted Child Abuser (fwd)

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    Date: Wed, 03 Oct 2001 15:48:39 -0700
    From: radtimes <resist@best.com>
    Subject: The Whole World's Watching an Admitted Child Abuser

    From: smythe@ojai.net

    Date: Wed, 03 Oct 2001
    Subject: The Whole World's Watching an Admitted Child Abuser

    To Robbin Henderson, Executive Director:

    As you prepare to open your exhibit on the 60's & 70's, you may want
    to know who the real Marshall W. Krause is. I suggest you read the
    following about this man, an admitted child abuser. In addition to
    making your skin crawl, you might want to reconsider his participation
    in your event.

    The issues related to the Krause case and the Karen Winner
    investigation of Marin County Family Court have been reported in over
    50 articles in every major bay area newspaper for the past 1-1/2
    years. Thosepapers include the Chronicle, the Examiner, the SF
    Weekly, the Pacific Sun, the Marin IJ, and the Novato
    Advance. Further the story has been covered in the the National Law
    Journal, the SF & LA editions of the Daily Journal legal news and the
    Marin Court Reporter. KCAL-9 TV in LA did a three part expose on this
    case last November.

    Before you include a man whose present has betrayed his past you must

                                    WHO IS MARSHALL KRAUSE

    Marshall Krause is the former Counsel, Board Member and Fundraiser for
    the ACLU of Northern California; Past President of the Marin County
    Bar Association and partner (of counsel) in the firm of Krause &

    In 1998 Mr. Krause pled "No Contest" to WIC Section 300 (a) & (b)
    charges of child abuse and endangerment for actions against his own
    daughter, Alanna Krause, in Los Angeles
    Juvenile Court. There is also a Domestic Violence Restraining against
    Mr. Krause, issued by Ventura County Superior Court in 1997 and
    renewed again in 2000.

    Welfare and Institutions Code 300, (a) and (b) states in relevant
    part: " (a) the minor has suffered, or there is substantial risk that
    the minor will suffer, serious physical harm inflicted non
    accidentally upon the minor by the minor's parent... and (b) there
    must be evidence that the child is exposed to a substantial risk of
    serious physical harm or illness."

    The LA ruling was based on numerous incidents of Mr. Krause's abuse,
    which occurred over many years and his inappropriate past and planned
    placement of a healthy child in a locked, out of state facility.

    All charges were investigated by LA social services, who reported that
    incidents of abuse had been brought to the attention of Marin Child
    Protective Services nine times and Marin Family Court (Commissioner
    Sylvia Shapiro), who had failed to take appropriate action.

    The LA investigation report was a month long, impartial examination of
    the Alanna Krause's charges against her father and included testimony
    and hundreds of pages of evidence.

    It reported the evaluation by Dr. Ed Oklan was lacking professionalism
    and it and the rulings by Commissioner Shapiro were based on "tainted"
    reports offered by Mr. Krause's family therapist, Lana Clark, LCSW,
    who had been involved in a "relationship of an intimate nature" with
    Krause at the time.

    Karen Winner reported that Commissioner Shapiro, the attorney she
    appointed for the minor, Sandra Acevedo, Ed Oklan, Lana Clark and
    Marin CPS all knew about the abuse and should be investigated for
    their conspiracy to cover it up.

    Note Federal law, Title 18 of the US Code, Obstruction of Justice:
    "Whoever knowingly... uses intimidation, force, threatens or corruptly
    persuades another person, or attempts to do so, or engages in
    misleading conduct, harasses another person and thereby delays,
    prevents or hinders another person, with the intent to influence,
    delay or withhold testimony, evade the legal process."

    In her Op-Ed piece for both the SF and LA Editions of the Daily
    Journal, Alanna Krause had this to say about her father, Marshall


    "My father is an abuser, and living with him was a mental and physical
    hell and definitely not in my best interests. Yet, in Marin Family
    Court, that seemed to be irrelevant..."

    "My father, a wealthy and well connected lawyer, used his influence
    and money to manipulate the system..."

    "The judge, Sylvia Shapiro-Pritchard, an admitted long-time friend of
    my father's, rubber-stamped any order my father requested. I wrote the
    judge letters, called her office and did everything I could to make
    myself heard. She ignored my pleas. I had no rights."

    "Finally, one day my father threw me into a stone wall at school and a
    teacher called Child Protective Services..."

    "...My father panicked. He had worked so hard to build a delicate set
    of lies to present himself as the well-meaning parent... The truth
    was his worst fear..."

    "Acting quickly, he had my therapist, his lover (Lana Clark), suddenly
    decide I was dangerously troubled and needed to be locked up. So I,
    an 11-year old straight-A student who
    had never tried sex, drugs or alcohol, nor ever been in a fight, found
    myself in an out of state lock down facility with 17-year old
    drug-dealing gang-banging street kids.

    I was beaten up, taunted and was blocked from communicating with the
    outside world. I was forced into therapy where they tried to
    brainwash me into believing my mother was insane, that my father's
    drug use didn't exist and that the abuse my father inflicted on me was
    all in my head."

    17-year old Alanna Krause now lives in safety with her mother.
    She is a National Merit Scholar and scored a perfect 800 on her SAT
    verbal exam.)

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