Marshall Krause is listed in the program as one of the writers and was
scheduled to write the afterwards to the exhibit book - none of which
changes who he is as a man nor lessen the seriousness of his behavior.
Jeffrey Blankfort wrote:
> 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
> > 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:
> > WHO IS MARSHALL W. KRAUSE
> > Marshall W. Krause is the former Counsel, Board Member and Fundraiser
> > 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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