[sixties-l] Re: sixties-l-The Whole World's Watching an Admitted

From: Jeffrey Blankfort (jab@tucradio.org)
Date: Thu Oct 04 2001 - 02:13:26 EDT

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    I am a participating photographer in The Whole World's Watching and am
    unaware that Marshall Krause is involved in this exhibit in any way. The
    writer, unfortunately, doesn't provide the information.

    Jeff Blankfort

     - ---------- Forwarded message ----------
    > 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
    > know:
    > 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 &
    > Baskin.
    > 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
    > Krause:
    > http:www.leadershipcouncil.org/Research/PAS/PAS4/pas4.html
    > "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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