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Subj: Bridgeport, CT - Bridgeport Police Fabricate Charges Against Judge.November 8, 2008Bridgeport Police Fabricate Charges Against JudgeDomestic Violence is Not Risk of Harm As Ruled by the Federal Court.Staff WriterConnecticut DCF WatchBridgeport, CT - Bridgeport police wrongfully charged Probate Judge, Paul J. Ganim with Risk of Injury because they saw mom and dad arguing. In the class-action suit of Nicholson v. Williams, witnessing domestic violence or parents arguing is NOT risk of injury of a child or maltreatment or harm to a child as ruled in Nicholson.Most police departments like all DCF workers are ignorant of the law when it comes to domestic violence. Medical experts gave unrefuted testimony and evidence in Nicholson that children who witness domestic violence are not harmed or at risk of harm or maltreated. In fact, the medical expert stated that it was DCF and the judge who harmed children by the act of removal. Any American has the lawful right to argue in front of adults or their own children.Under Crawford v. Washington, unless Mrs. Ganim testifies against Mr. Ganim, neither the state or DCF has case. Hearsay statements in domestic violence cases are no longer admissible in court. All statements from the police can not be used nor any statements from any mandated reporters.Both parents can and should throw DCF and their abusive workers out because they have no jurisdiction where there was no harm to a child. Below is the article that just came out.Attached is our free handbook with these two rulings along with 300 others in favor of parents. Also there is the recent ruling that DCF workers can not use fear tactics or threats against any parent to gain cooperation.
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Paul Ganim faces domestic chargesArticle Launched: 11/07/2008 06:52:49 PM EST
BRIDGEPORT -- Probate Judge Paul J. Ganim was arrested Friday afternoon on domestic violence charges.
Ganim, 44, of Gilman Street, was charged with risk of injury to a minor and breach of peace. Arrested at his home without incident, he was released after posting $15,000 bond pending arraignment in Superior Court.
The charges were filed after Ganim became embroiled in an argument with his wife in front of several of the couple's five children at home, according to police Detective Keith Bryant, the department spokesman.
Ganim's wife Corrine, 43, then filed a complaint against the probate judge with police.
Ganim, who declined comment, is serving his second term in the $100,000-a-year elected judgeship.
Ganim's older brother, Joseph, served several terms as Bridgeport mayor until his 2003 conviction on federal corruption charges. He was sentenced to a nine-year prison term.
The probate judge had expressed interest in running for mayor in 2007, but decided against entering the race, citing family concerns.
Ganim's younger sister, Mary, recently died of cancer.
In cases involving the kind of domestic violence charges lodged against Ganim, the defendant is generally given the option of participating in a counseling program. Once he completes the program, the charges are dismissed.