My name is Ibbaanika and I've met many of you under many different circumstances and some of you I haven't actually talked to. What you all have in common is that you know about the my struggle to be with my son Noah or know someone who does who recommended that I contact you. This is an invitation to a protest at our next trial and a benefit concert for our case. Please contact me if you are interested in protesting because I need to know in advance if anyone is coming. There will be no protest without people to fill the picket line. Please come or tell someone you know and help us to reunite with our baby. For those of you who need more information about the situation, I also wrote a brief summary of developements in the fight to bring Noah home.
- THE PROTEST:
AUGUST 23 AND 24
AT THE FAMILY JUSTICE CENTER
625 E. 26TH ST.
KANSAS CITY, MO 64108
- THE BENEFIT CONCERT:
FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH (DISCIPLES OF CHRIST)
125 S. PLEASANT
INDEPENDENCE, MO 64050
THE LOCAL FAMILY COURT IS DEFYING THE ORDERS OR THE SUPREME COURT OF MISSOURI. AS RESPONSIBLE CITIZENS WE MUST STAND AGAINST THIS. PLEASE STAND WITH US! MEGAN AND STUART TAYLOR KIDNAPPED BABY NOAH THROUGH LEGAL FRAUD. THEY HAVE REFUSED TO LET NOAH SEE HIS PARENTS FOR OVER TWO YEARS. HELP US STOP THE TAYLORS FROM HURTING NOAH ANY FURTHER.
Information about the situation:
Two years ago Megan and Stuart Taylor coerced Ibbaanika Bond into signing away her parental rights through legal fraud. When she tried to get her baby back the local Jackson County family court denied both of her motions without so much as a hearing, and put her under a gag order for the next two years, threatening to throw her in jail if she talked about what had happened to her or held a protest. The baby's father, Craig Lentz, never signed away his rights and did everything the state said he had to do to establish his paternity. The local family court said that under a new law, sect453.030 Missouri, he had no right to his son and would not allow him to present any evidence of his paternity. Craig was on the birth certificate, the local court would not take that into account. He had a DNA test, the local court barred DNA from being admitted. He had been involved and supporting his son from the time he found out Ibbaanika was pregnant but the local court deemed that to be inadmissible.They gave Craig's baby to the Taylors and put him under the same gag order as Ibbaanika. Craig's case went to the Supreme Court of Missouri in December of 2006. He won unanimously. The Taylors tried to have the Supreme Court case put under a gag order but the Supreme Court denied their request to gag the case. The court found that it could never be found that Craig abandoned his son. He had done everything the state required to establish his paternity. The Supreme Court sent it back down to the local court so Craig could present evidence of his fitness as a parent and get his son back. That was six months ago. Since the Supreme Court's decision the local family Court will not give Craig a hearing. The court keeps scheduling hearings and at the last minute they will cancel them. They canceled one for a procedural reason a week after the Supreme Courts decision was finalized. Two months later they canceled because the commissioner "had a divorce that was running long." Three months later the court gave an all summer, three month long extension to the Taylors because their attorney Cheri Cole Simpkins', 9 month old son might have to have a tonsillectomy that he never had. The commissioner was fired off the case for letting them have that extension. The new commissioner tried to have a hearing at the end of July but the Taylor's attorney said that "no time would be good for her until the end of August," she would have to have the full extension. NEITHER PARENT HAS EVER ABUSED OR NEGLECTED NOAH. NOAH BOND IS BEING GREATLY HURT BY THIS COURTS ACTIONS! The court has played around with this case for two and a half years. Noah has parents who love him and who are entitled by the United States Constitution to raise him.
THE COURT IS NOT TAKING THE BEST INTEREST OF NOAH SERIOUSLY. THE TAYLORS ARE CRIMINALS THAT USED THE COURT SYSTEM TO KIDNAP THIS BABY. THEY MUST BE STOPPED. THE LOCAL FAMILY COURT IS DEFYING THE ORDERS OF THE SUPREME COURT OF MISSOURI. IF WE CANNOT COUNT ON OUR COURTS TO OBEY THE LAW HOW CAN WE BE A CIVIL SOCIETY? AS RESPONSIBLE CITIZENS WE MUST STAND AGAINST THIS. PLEASE STAND WITH US!
CLICK HERE TO READ CRAIG'S BRIEF BEFORE THE SUPREME COURT FOR YOURSELF:
CLICK HERE TO READ THE SUPREME COURTS DECISION FOR YOURSELF: