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The Grand Traverse County Courts priced the transcripts at $2,500. MS Mitchell agreed to pay. Five minutes later Traverse City Circuit Court called back Mitchell to tell her “The Reverse Custody Trial transcripts had been lost.” Ten minutes later, Traverse City Circuit Courts called back again to say that “the transcripts were destroyed and taped over.” Assistant Prosecutor Lynn Buday “taped over” intentionally “destroyed Evidence,” of ALL the Court Transcripts from the Five-Day Reverse Custody Trial, which would have revealed that Lynn Buday represented Patricia Mitchell as the FIT mother to receive full custody, and 6 months later Buday filed a petition to terminated MS Mitchell’s parental rights. During this 6-month delay MS Mitchell had no contact with her child— not by choice, but due to Virg & Carolyn’s violating the court ordered that allowed MS Mitchell to visit with her child. So Buday went from representing MS Mitchell as the FIT parent to receive full custody to terminating her parental right months later, without an incident occurring between MS Mitchell and her child. Patricia Mitchell reported Assistant Prosecutor Lynn Buday’s act of “Obstruction of Justice” to the Michigan’s Attorney General’s Office. Traverse City Courts were “FINED,” by the Michigan States Attorney General’s Office, due to the Obstruction of Justice committed by Lynn Buday. Lynn Buday was (FIRED) suspended from her assistant prosecutors’ job in Traverse City Mi. But that didn't stop Buday. Buday moved to the next county, Kalkaska, and ran for a Judge position in the Family Courts, where she is a Judge to this day.
2). The MICHIGAN CHILDREN OMBUDSMAN OFFICE–— did an internal investigation on the actions of Traverse City Family Courts & Child Protective Services and of Patricia Mitchell Termination Trial. And DISCOVERED “SIGNIFICANT NEGLIGENCE & ERRORS AND GROSS MISCONDUCT” Patricia had sent her FILE to Congressman Jason Allen who Represented Traverse City County, Congressman Allen requested the Children’s Ombudsman Office to do investigation. Their findings echoed the Attorney Generals evaluation, discovered “Gross Misconduct” and “Significant Negligence and Errors.” However, Ombudsman Office stated in a letter to MS Mitchell that their Office had authority to investigate and reveal their findings in that investigation. But they “regretfully had no authority to reverse the termination court’s decision.”
3). ‘CRIMINAL CONFLICT of INTEREST’ and GROSS MISCONDUCT: The CPS caseworker who wrote out the initial Petition against Patricia Mitchell was a colleague of Carolyn Spencer, Patricia’s sister. Carolyn Spencer had been hired by CPS, as a Family First caseworker, only weeks prior to the incident where MS Mitchell received a DUI. (noteworthy, prior to this DUI, MS Mitchell had not received so much as a traffic ticket & had no record) Carolyn Spencer and Patricia were not on speaking terms at the time of their reunion in Michigan. Carolyn Spencer & her estranged mother Virgline Mitchell—insisted that a CPS Petition be file against her sister Patricia Mitchell (Patricia was not a drinker and everyone who knew Patricia knew that she did not drink) However, the CPS caseworker Diane Butterflied testified in court that she did not agree with Carolyn Spencer, since Patricia had a clean record. Nevertheless the Petiton was granted, as the Judge falsely assumed that Patricia's sister Carolyn Spencer had inside info about Patricia thus must have a valid reasons to request this CPS Petition against her sister. (Patricia had not lived in the same State as her estranged sister for over a decade, and had little to no contact with Carolyn during this decade.)
4). CRIMINAL OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE and Rule 1.7—CONFLICT of INTEREST and JURISPRUDENCE, PROSECTORIAL MISCONDUCT. During the period of which MS. Patricia’s Mitchell’s trial was in session to terminate her parental rights, and prior to these proceedings and after these proceedings; MS Mitchell’s Court Appointed attorney— Brett Baird was having an affair with the Assistant to Lynn Buday—the Assistant to the Assistant Prosecutor—was named Melanie Stanton. Melanie Stanton (works for prsecutor) & Brent Baird (works for the defendant) were having an active affair during the time in which Patricia's Trial Proceedings were heard in Jan 1998. Attorney Brett Baird and his lover Attorney Melanie Stanton were in the Court Room together on opposite sides, during the proceedings of Patricia Mitchell’s trial that took her Parental Rights away. This public affair resulted in Brett Baird’s divorcing his wife; and Melanie Stanton having her Law License suspended. The Terminational trial & its proceedings must be dismissed according to laws & rules for of court conduct through Michigan higher Courts.
5). VIOLATING THE COLOR OF LAW #1983—CRIMINAL MISCHIEF AND INTENTIONAL CRUELTY & CRIMINAL GROSS MISCONDUCT: Carolyn Spencer used “Criminal Mischief” and “Intentional Cruelty” to separate Patricia Mitchell and her child Jasiah Rose Bonsell. Under the Federal Constitutional Law “The Color of Law #1983”: When a State Employee ‘Abuses their Authority’ for personal gain or using their position to target another, ‘such as a personal vendetta,’ the State Employee shall be held responsible.In this matter—the small town/local agencies who separated Patricia from her baby—was Child Protective Services and the Family First agency where Carolyn Spencer—her sister worked. All Patricia's encounters with Family First agents & CPS agents were Carolyn Spencer's colleagues. Without exception her colleagues confide in Carolyn before they made a decision in the Family or CPS courts pertaining to Patricia Mitchell. Carolyn pulled all the strings. • Carolyn Spencer is Patricia estranged sister who had a volatile & estranged relationship with Patricia at the time Patricia’s baby was taken. Carolyn Spencer, a Family First case worker (a direct branch of Child Protective Services CPS) was calling the shots behind CPS's actions against Patricia. • Michigan State Employee, Family First caseworker, Carolyn Spencer, abused her authority, using false allegations, made bogus implications, declared a fraudulent history in regards to Patricia's life and made false accusations to CPS and the Family Courts, as well as made fraudulent police complaints, without supporting evidence. • Carolyn Spencer used “Intentional Cruelty,” “Criminal Mischief,” “Inflammatory Slander,” while she was employed by the State Agency— Family First agency, using her position as a weapon against her sibling Patricia Mitchell, resulting in the termination of Patricia Mitchell's parental rights. Carolyn Spencer used Patricia's baby—Jasiah Rose as as an object, to afflict pain and suffering on Patricia Mitchell—by intentionally placing Jasiah into life threatening enviroments. Permanently injurying and damaging her daughter, Jasiah Rose Bonsell (Jesse Spencer). • Furthermore, Carolyn Spencer used her Family First position and used Patricia Mitchell’s child, to receive “personal financial gain.” Once Patricia won full custody of her daughter Jasiah Rose (who was now 2 1/2 years old) with the support of Assistant Prosecutor Lynn Buday. Carolyn Spencer became enraged, hiring her own attorney Debbie Lynch to Intervene in the custody exchange. Spencer's attorney 'Lynch' argued that although no one in Patricia's family wanted custody of Jasiah, Carolyn Spencer & Virgline Mitchell insisted that Patricia should not have custody of her child. And would rather the father Bonsell to attain full custody of Jasiah. But in the Intervention Motion it states that Carolyn Spencer & Virgline Mitchell requested that Jasiah be placed permanently into State Custody, to be adopted out. Once the Intervention Motion was filed, all proceedings regarding the exchange of custody back to mother Patricia Mitchell, were haulted. • ADDITIONALLY, during this delay, Carolyn Spencer registered as a foster parent to foster Jasiah. —Receiving $900 to $1200 a month to foster Jasiah. If Carolyn Spencer filed for custody of Jasish or shown interested in adopting her, her lucrative payments per month for fostering Jasiah— would stop. It must be noted— family members that are truely concerned about the well being of their neice or grandaughter, would petition the courts to gain custody of the child—because they love the child and want to assure the child's saftey and wellbeing. But Carolyn Spencer & Virgline Mitchell had no interest in the wellbeing of this child, which was demonstrated when they both favored Jasiah to be placed with the father—Bonsell who lived in a old school bus at the time Carolyn & Virg supported the father to receive custody of Jasiah. At the same time Bonsell was a known alcoholic, (courts referred to Bonsell's alcoholism as being a "Functional Alcoholic") Bonsell smoke pot daily, a tenth grade drop out, and had a long criminal record in 3 states— including convictions involving violence. Carolyn Spencer & Virgline Mitchell's motive was not for the welfare of this child. But instead were clearly motivated to seperate Patricia's beloved child from Patricia, to afflict pain & suffering. Thus they hired an attorney to place Jasiah permanently into State Custody. 6). UNAUTHORIZED, UNNECESSARY SURGERIES PERFORMED ON JASIAH ROSE BONSELL, CPS ABUSED THEIR AUTHORITY BY LISTENING to CAROLYN SPENCER & VIRG MITCHELL’S DESIRE TO OPERATE ON PATRICIA MITCHELL’S CHILD, JASIAH Rose, WHILE THE CHILD WAS IN THEIR CUSTODY. The State of Michigan operated on Patricia’s child, Jasiah Rose Bonsell five times while Jasish was in State custody as a Foster Child—without it being a life-threatening situation. The surgery was depicted as an “Elective Surgery” on all the medical documents. The first surgery occurred BEFORE MS Mitchell lost her parental rights after Patricia Mitchell went back to New York City to request financial and emotional support, from friends. Mitchell pleaded (as a parent with RIGHTS) with her court appointed attorney— not to go through with the surgery, as her child’s birthmark was not a life-threatening situation. Nevertheless, CPS scheduled the surgeries on the toddler due to her birthmark, Hemangioma, which is not life-threatening. This occured solely due to Carolyn Spencer & Virgline Mitchell's insisting that the surgeries were done. Patricia Mitchell quoted the State law to her appointment attorney, which says there and about that; “CPS has the authority to induce medical surgeries on a child when it is a life-threatening situation.” MS Mitchell then pleaded to CPS through her court appointed attorney, that if they insisted on operating on her child— that she be allowed to be with her child while she went through this unnecessary surgery. CPS would not allow MS Mitchell to be present at the time of these surgeries. Jasish Bonsell’s birth doctor Dr. Bump and Jasiah’s Pediatrician Dr. Cindi Smith said regarding any surgeries on Jasiah’s birth marks as— “unnecessary” and “if surgery was done, could leave the child permanently paralyzed due a stroke, and the possibility of death.” Carolyn continued to manipulate the system for personal financial gain. As a foster parent to Patricia’s child Jasiah, Carolyn fraudulently registered Patricia’s (smart & gifted) child as a “Special Needs” child. Which qualified Carolyn Spencer— as Jasiah's foster parent to receive financially double to tripple amount per month to foster Patricia's child Jasiah. Fostering a "Special Needs" child in Michigan— the foster parents receives from $3500 to $6500 a month instead of the $1200 a month to foster a healthy child. Carolyn Spencer succeeded in placing this fraudulent label on Patricia's child, by using Jasiah's common birth mark called a "strawberry" medical term hemangiomas, as a diagnosis to label her special needs. To assure maintain, the special needs status for the next several years, Jasiah was forced to undergo multiple unnecessary surgeries on her birth mark. Each surgery could have resulted in Jasiah's death or stroke or could have caused her to be a paraplegic. Patricia had inquired information regarding her child birth mark, before Carolyn took her away from Patricia. And BOTH Jasiah's birth doctor Dr. Bump and her pediatrician Dr. Cindy Smith, informed patriica that operating on a hemangiomas could cause death, stroke or result in becoming a paralegic, and stated that it was a common birth mark and should disappear by it self by the age 5 years old.
7). CAROLYN SPENCER’S FINANCIAL MOTIVES BEHIND “ELECTIVE SURGERIES” ON PATRICIA MITCHELL’S CHILD, JASIAH. Carolyn Spencer & Virg Mitchell persuaded her CPS colleagues to request that the Child Protective Service's doctors to recommend surgery on her toddler, so the child could be registered as a “Special Needs” child. The State gives significantly larger monthly checks to foster parents or guardians willing to foster a child with “Special Needs.” Spencer’s monthly check went from $900 to $1200 a month to foster Patricia’s heathy child; to $2,600 to possibly as high as $5500 a month. So after Jasiah had several unnecessary surgeries— due to Jasiah’s new status as a “Special Needs” child —Carolyn received from $2600 to $5500 a month for fostering (kidnapping) Patricia’s beloved child. To enforce the “Special Needs” status and the montly checks coming— for years to come, Carolyn scheduled four more unnecessary surgeries on baby Jasiah, on her common BIRTHMARK, called a Strawberry or Hemangiomas. To continue to implement the fraudulent claim that Jasiah was a "Special Needs" child. Carolyn Spencers held back Patricia’s extremely smart child. Carolyn intentional withheld common lessons that a parent would teach a toddler, thus intentionally neglecting Jasiah, to receive a financial benefit. Although Jasiah Bonsell was a bright child, talking at 2 years of age and reading books with her her mother every day. The Spencer’s negligence towards Patricia’s child caused her to stop talking for two years— after she was separated from her mother. Jasiah went from gifted healthy & confident toddler when she was with her mother to being withdrawn, toddler who stopped talking, stopped thriving & stopped learning. Thus, intentionally stunting the emotional & intellectual growth of Jasiah Rose. 8). PATRICIA MITCHELL LOST CUSTODY OF HER CHILD WITHOUT A HEARING OR TRIAL. INSTEAD THROUGH THE MISUSE OF an EXPARTE MOTION/A FRAUDULENT EXPARTE MOTION: Patricia Mitchell lost custody of her child to the father, Paul Bonsell aka “Brian” aka “Sonny; WITHOUT a Hearing or Trial. Through what is known in Family Courts an ‘Emergency Ex parte Motion,’ in this case it was a fraudulent Ex parte Motion— as there was no Emergency. On the contrary, Patricia’s baby spent the weekend with Bonsell, while the ‘Family First’ case worker—Kathy Prichard, who was a friend of Bonsell. Prichard spent that weekend with Bonsell as this house, partying & smoking pot with him. Prichard (a disheveled hippy, who smoked cigarettes nonstop) spent Sat & Sunday at Bonsell’s house sleeping over at this house, while Bonsell threw a party. Witnesses stated that both Prichard & Bonsell smoked pot together outside, while Jasiah was left alone in Bonsell's kitchen— with dangerous carving tools laid out everywhere. It was noted that Bonsell nor Prichard— was not seen giving Jasiah her bottlem, or feeding her. Bonsell & Prichard were also seen together having lunch at a bar drinking beer on Sat afternoon—(without Patricia’s baby although that was Bonsell's weekend with her) During this weekend Bonsell convinced Prichard to grant him an ‘Emergency Exparte Motion’ giving Bonsell full custody of Patricia’s baby without so much as a Hearing. Kathy Prichard called Carolyn Spencer for her approval, to give Bonsell full custody of Patricia’s baby, Carolyn approved. The Ruling was made, and Judgment was signed by Judge Powers in the hallway of the Grand Traverse County Court House. It states in this document that the judgment was signed “in a Session,” when in fact it was signed in the HALLWAY of the Traverse City courthouse, with no one present except for the Family First worker, Kathy Prichard (Bonsells friend & a colleague Carolyn Spencer) and a Family Court caseworker Al Crocker “Friend of the Court” (who met Patricia only once, for a couple of minutes).
9). The CHILDREN OMBUDSMAN OFFICE also DISCOVERED...“GROSS MISCONDUCT AND ‘SEVERE NEGLIGENCE.” Due to the fact Jasiah was taken from a safe loving environment with her mother (who had a job & clean apartment) and given to Bonsell (unemployed) living in an old broken-down school bus, living in filth & clutter— without running water, electricity or heat, that was parked on the property of a twice convicted Sex Offender Don Nelson, who lived in a trailer next to the bus. Nelson, who was on probation at the time, that Jasiah was ordered by the Family/CPS Courts to live in that bus yards from the convicted sex offender. And Nelson’s probation stated, “No Contact with Children.” • Paul Bonsell was also a convicted criminal, had a long criminal history & convictions in three states— including convicted for violent Assault crimes and a FBI number. • Paul Bonsell had false identifications, with various names including two false driver licenses. 'Sonny Bonsell' & 'Brain Bonsell' • Was a 25 year old— 10th grade dropout and a chronic alcoholic and daily pot smoker.• The courts referred to Bonsell’s alcoholism as “a functional alcoholic.” • Bonsell’s driver’s license was revoked by the age of 24, due to multiple DUI’s. So, at the time he received full custody through the Exparte Motion, Bonseel could not legally drive. • Bonsell also had a recent 37 page criminal rap sheet, since he arrived in Michigan including violent crimes, See Detective Mead’ Report/in Leland police department. • After Patricia’s baby was given to Bonsell. MS Patricia Mitchell notified CPS/Family Courts informing them about Nelson’s recent convictions as a Sex Offender against Children” and a previous sexually offense conviction against children. Patricia Mitchell pleaded desperately to a Circuit court Judge to take her child out from that life threatening hazardous environment.• Child Protective Services NEVER removed Jasiah from that bus, although the CPS case worker Rosa Brenner went out to the bus more than four times. Noteworthy Rosa Brenner also became a “friend” of Bonsell.
8). COURT-ORDERED VISITATIONS NOT HONORED— WHILE BONSELL had FULL CUSTODY of JASIAH. CRIMINAL CONTEMPT OF COURT. CPS case workers knowingly did allow Patricia to have her court ordered visitation, this occurred several times during the periods of which Bonsell had Full Custody. Paul Bonsell “Sonny” began to feel invincible and decided not to honor MS Mitchell’s Court Order visitations. Grand Traverse City Courts grotesquely and boldly ignored MS Patricia’s Court Order Visitation. Both Bonsell and CPS were in Contempt of Court for not allowing Mitchells Court Appointed visitations, at the time Bonsell had full custody. Paul Bonsell was now friends with the CPS caseworkers— Kathy Prichard & Rosa Brenner & Darlene Butterfield, with the support from Carolyn Spencer’s and Virgline Mitchell. Patricia was left empty, speechless and drained. Not knowing what to do. (Patricia had no experience with courts or legal matters and could not afford an attorney—bewildered she thought, if the courts were corrupt not following their own rules, what could Patricia do?) Patricia Mitchell was being railroaded by this small town’s CPS/Family Courts. Not knowing who to go too or what to do, Patricia sheepishly went to the family courts and reported these criminal actions to the Probate Court Supervisor, which resulted in CPS caseworker Darlene Butterfield being transferred off this case involving Mitchell & Bonsell. CPS caseworkers Darlene Butterfield and Paul Bonsell were never held accountable for being in Contempt of Court. Yet Patricia suffered intensely in silence. CPS case worker Darlene Butterfield was replaced by CPS caseworker Jack Crandal (an unkempt older man in his late 60’s from Poland, barely spoke english). Patricia was able to have visitation once again with her baby, but there were unlawful conditions attached to her visitations. Because Darlene Butterfield still pulled all the strings. • The term “the State” for example when patricia was told on the phone that “the state has dismissed your court order visitation this week.” “The State” was really— just Patricia’s sister Carolyn Spencer on the phone with one of the CPS case workers telling them what to do. Every CPS/Family Court that placed Jasiah away from her mother, originated by Carolyn Spencer/Virgiline Mitchell or Paul Bonsell. Carolyn Spencer abused her authority by using her own personal vendetta against her sister Patricia, by deliberately placing her baby in a dangerous environment, as an act of intentional cruelty against Patricia & Patricia’s baby.
9). UNWARRENTED KIDNAPPING CHARGES. Patricia Mitchell was arrested for “kidnapping” after she refused to give her child back to Bonsell—BECAUSE Bonsell was still living in that old school bus, it was late November no heat/35 degrees, no running water, and the bus still resided on the twice convicted sex offender Don Nelson’s property— where Nelson lived only yards away. (Bonsell used an open propane tank with small flames exposed setting in the cluttered hallway of his bus to heat the bus extremely dangerous for anyone, unthinkable for a baby just learning to walk). When Patricia refused to give her baby to Bonsell (due to his life threatening living conditions) the police intervened and ordered the child back with Bonsell— although he still had full custody, there was no CPS intervention in regards to the welfare of Patricia’s baby living in these life threatening conditions. • While Patricia was unjustly held at the police station in shackles; an Officer held her baby at the police station for Bonsell to pick Jasiah. But Bonsell could not drive his driver’s license had been revoted due to multiple DUI’s, so Bonsell asked Don Nelson the Twice-Convicted Sex Offender (who was on Probation at the time) to drive Bonsell to the police station to pick up Patricia’s baby. • So picture this, a loving mother in shackles at a police station for not giving her baby to a violent convicted criminal living in life threatening conditions for a baby, being held by force; while a twice convicted Sex Offender against children who was a stranger to the mother & child picked up your female one year old baby. • Patricia Mitchell in tears pleaded in court falling to her knees. “Your Honor, Don Nelson is a convicted Child Molester, and he has come to pick up my baby girl, he is a stranger to us both. The father of my baby lives with this convicted child molester, please order the father to go to a motel while he has custody of my baby.” • “Patricia’s words were quickly shut down by CPS caseworker Rosa Brenner, who stood in the court room at Patricia’s preliminary hearing. CPS case worker Rosa Brenner stood up in court to correct this mother’s desperate pleas. Rosa Brenner said, “Your Honor, Don Nelson is NOT a child molester, he’s a Sex Offender there is a difference.” Patricia Mitchell responded by saying: “Your Honor, Nelson’s subjects were children, and Nelson is on Probation as we speak. And his probation states “No Contact with children.” CPS Caseworker Rosa Brenner responded, “Your Honor, what is a Sex Offender going to do to a baby?” Patricia gasped and lost all the oxygen in her brain and turned white as ghost and fell back to her knees. Nevertheless, Michigan’s CPS never did take Patricia Mitchell’s child from this horrific inconceivable environment, for any child.• Patricia was released within an hour, and the “kidnapping” charge against Patricia Mitchell was “Dismissed.” • BUT that did not stop Virgline Mitchell spreading lies about Patricia to her estranged family member relatives. When the Judge read out loud State’s maximum sentence—5 years for kidnapping pertaining to custody, as its parodical for every case presented in criminal court. Virgline Mitchell told estranged family members and relatives that Patricia was going to prison for five years for kidnapping. Virg did not think about the wellbeing of Patricia’s baby, her own grandchild but was consumer with spreading lies about this critical situation.
10). THE DISMISSED ‘KIDNAP CHARGE’ WAS USED AGAINST PATRICIA AS EVIDENCE OF AN UNFIT PARENT TO TERMANATE HER PARENTAL RIGHTS. The State (Lynn Buday) would later use this ‘Arrest for Kidnapping” that was dismissed within hours of the charge.— An action that was clearing acting in the best interest of her child & to protect her child. (And several other charges that were dismissed, See below, #15) as reasons and as evidence to terminate Patricia Mitchell’s parental rights. The State would later refer to this and other unjust arrests that were “Dismissed”— as evidence of, “a history of criminality.” However, MS Mitchell was not convicted of any crimes, nor did such Charges go to trial, all were dismissed. The state desperate to find fault in Patricia’s character or parenting skills were pulling at straws during, the unjust terminational trial. Mitchell’s charges related to Bonsell or Carolyn were actions of protecting her child, but were used as evidence to terminate her parental rights. Patricia Mitchell had no record prior to living in this county where Carolyn Spencer & Virg Mitchell lived, not even a traffic violation.
11). TRAVERSE CITY FAMILY COURTS REFUSAL TO RECOGNIZE PATRICIA MITCHELL’S MOTIONS TO REVERSE CUSTODY & REFUSED MS MITCHELL’S FILING OF AN ‘EMERGENCY EX PARTE MOTION’ WHILE BONSELL WAS INCARCERATED. Patricia Mitchell filed a Motion in pro bono—with the Family Courts at the town clerk office in Pro-Bono to request a Hearing for a Reverse Custody Order after BONSELL was Charged, Convicted & Sentenced to four months in jail—on 13 different accounts—for fraud, robbery, and thief. Jasiah was returned to her loving mother and safe & clean home, where Patricia could bath her baby every night. Patricia had physical custody of her child but did not have legal custody. Patricia attempted to file a Reverse of Custody Motion and later filed two motions requesting an “Emergency ex’ Parte Motion Hearing. Patricia was relentlessly turned away by the town Clerk, who told her that the assistant Prosecutor Lynn Buday would not allow ‘the town clerk’ to accept Patricia Mitchell’s Motion’s until the father was out of jail. Ignored all of Mitchell’s Pleas to File. Patricia did not know that the courts were acting unlawfully and were violating her basic parental right to file in family courts. • Bonsell was released from jail after serving more than three months in jail. Bonsell, penniless, jobless, homeless, and with a revoked driver’s license, came to live with Patricia Mitchell, who was working, had an apartment, and had physical custody of the child but not legal custody. Like many abused women, Patricia has an appeasing personality and optimistically hoping that by reaching out to her abuser that things would calm down and Bonsell would act in the best interest of their child, instead of acting out of spite need to dominate their baby. So, Patricia allowed Bonsell to stay in her spare bedroom, in her apartment. Patricia Mitchell was providing food and shelter for Bonsell and their child for over 5 months. Without telling Patricia, Bonsell made arrangements to move back into his school bus— taking their child with him. Bonsell tightly took Jasiah in his arms, causing her to scream in pain, he ran outside with her in 35 degree weather, without putting a coat on Jasiah, she only had a tee-shirt on, without her bottle or even her formula for her milk, without her pacifier, or diapers, her clothes, or her blankets none of her basic needs. Patricia desperately tried to stop him, but the authorities got involved and allowed Bonsell to take Patricia’s beloved child.
12). PATRICIA MITCHELL HAD NO LEGAL REPRESENTATION IN ALL THREE CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICE'S PETITION HEARINGS. MS. Patricia Mitchell had no legal representation in all three Child Protective Service’s Petition Hearing. Mother Patricia Mitchell could not afford an attorney—thus, MS Mitchell was forced to represent herself and her newborn baby, Patricia was forced to defend herself and child, fighting for their lives in CPS/Family Courts up against skilled attorneys the Guardian ad litem, the CPS attorney and Bonsell’s attorney— all which had with law degrees and years of experience, she also had to argue against the CPS case workers in court—all who had extensive experience in these matters —Patricia lacked proper knowledge of legal terms, the court rules and laws. Bullied on an inconceivable crude level in the court of law and which was a barbaric violation of basic civil & human rights. Patricia was a young new mother with no experience in legal matters or the law prior to these CPS Petitions— Patricia had never been in a court room before.
13). POSTPONEMENT OF CUSTODY RULING IN FAVOR OF the MOTHER PATRICIA MITCHELL: The five-day Reverse Custody Trial was heard in front of Referee Marian Kromkowski in Grand Traverse County Circuit Court. In which Assistant Prosecutor Lynn Buday in an unprecedented move, Buday filed to represent MS Patricia Mitchell as the FIT parent to receive full custody of her child, arguing against Bonsell’s hired attorney and the Guardian of Light Nina C Merton, on behalf of the mother receiving full custody. On the fifth & final day of the trial Patricia Mitchell won full custody of her child. However, that same Friday afternoon, before the trial was ended— Carolyn Spencer and Virgline Mitchell hired attorney Debra Lynch, who filed an Motion during the proceedings directly to the Referee requesting to “Intervene” in the Bonsell v. Mitchell proceedings— with the legal objective to place Patricia’s (wanted & beloved child) “into permanent state custody & to be adopted out.” Assistant Prosecutor Lynn Buday (overwhelmed) looked at Patricia and literally threw up her arms in court and said to Patricia “you are going to have to work this out with your family I’m done.” Buday stated to the courts “she was done” and packed up her document and left the proceedings. The Referee placed the Reverse Custody Verdict on hold, and all parties’ motions in a freeze, thus postponing the return of Patricia Mitchell’s child. Thus, Patricia’s baby remained with the grandparents, instead of coming home to her mommy and her life. • —But one month later the Grandparents to took Patricia’s child out of State for four months. Thus, ignoring Patricia & Bonsells court ordered visitations, once again the grandparents were in Contempt of Court. At this time, Lynn Buday abruptly stopped communicating with the Patricia Mitchell. When Patricia filed a complaint to the family courts, the family courts responded verbally hat the assistant prosecutor Lynn Buday allowed the grandparents to take Jasiah out of state for four months.
14). GRANDPARENTS IN CRIMINAL CONTEMPT OF COURT: Patricia Mitchell was desperate to save her child’s life from the dangerous, life-threatening environment, that the Family/CPS courts forced her to live in, it was now late December in northern Michigan and could not even imagine what her life was like. So, at the beginning of the Reverse Custody Trial, Patricia Mitchell introduced & filed (in Pro-Bono) a Motion (without Buday’s consent or support) pleading to Referee Marian Kromkowski—to place her child into “Neutral Territory,” with the child’s grandparents as a Temporary Guardianship. Kromkowski Granted Patricia’s Mitchell’s Motion to place her child into Neutral Territory, thus successfully removing Patricia’s baby out of the school bus! Noteworthy—with extreme importance: It was Patricia Mitchell’s Motion that allowed Jasiah to be removed from that bus! Although Patricia stated, “it was still a high-risk move, involving my unstable parents— as they were clearly ‘mentally incompetent’ and did not have my child’s best interest at heart. But I considered them the lesser of two evils, believing it only be for a couple of weeks, until the custody issue was resolved.” Patricia was relieved to get her baby out of that school bus, and away from Don Nelson and away from Paul Bonsell. So two months later after Jim and Virgline Mitchell had been refusing Patricia’s Court Ordered visitations, which was in direct violation placing them both in criminal Contempt of Court. Patricia Mitchell went back to the courts with a plea & Motion to “Withdraw her Motion” ‚ to place her child into Neutral Territory” filing this motion with the Family Courts town clerk, but there was no response. So that if it was granted, Mitchell hoped her baby would return to her, since she had won custody over Bonsell at the reverse Custody trial. Furthermore, no hearing was scheduled to hold the grandparents accountable for their actions of Contempt of Court. For the next five months Patricia Mitchell was denied her court ordered visitations— while her parents took her only child out of state for three & ½ months, preventing both mother & father from seeing their child. During these months the mother had no legal representation. Five months later, the mother was able to have the first visit with her child at the Family First building, which is an affiliate CPS. Her child was unrecognizable. She had lost 4 pounds. During a time when toddler gains weight rapidly for basic wellbeing, Jasiah who was now one and half years old was significantly smaller and her head had deep indentations on both sides. Her ears stuck out from her skull, and she was covered with hundreds and hundreds of untreated blistering bug bites. Jasiah eyes were hollow/vacate and she had terror in her soul, when I walked in the room to visit with my baby, Jasiah was hiding under furniture and would not come out. The mother pulled out her camera to take a photograph of her child in this horrifc state as evidence to what Patricia had been saying all along, but the CPS/Family First confiscated the camera, refusing to allow the mother to take photographs of her child in that alarming state. When Patricia got back to her car, she went into physical shock, shaking uncontrollably, her teeth shattering by their own accord as if she was in a snowstorm, and she began to vomit retching over and over again. Patricia’s child was dying from her torturous treatment from the grandparents and from Carolyn Spencer’s order to live with Bonsell. It was known that grandparents Virgline & Jim Mitchell often left the child with strangers while they were in Florida. But Patricia feared—and knew that the severe abuse & negligence that Jasiah was subjected too came from both Virg & Jim Mitchell. It was after this first visitation with her child and seeing the condition she was in, she decided to leave that corrupt rural area, back to NYC to get help from her friends.
15). VIRGILINE & JIM MITCHELL DEEMED “MENTALLY INCOMPETENT” BY THE TRAVERSE CITY COURTS. During this period when Patricia Mitchell resided in Traverse City for the first time Virgline made baseless accusations against & about Patricia Mitchell. So when Lynn Buday deemed in court that Patricia’s parents’ were mentally incompetent. Patricia was quick to say, “if you are deeming that Virg is mentally incompetent, then how can the family/CPS courts legally take her fraudulent accusations against me, seriously?” Here is how Buday’s responded. “It doesn’t matter if the grandparents are mentally incompetent because they are not on Trial and they are not trying to get custody of this child.” Yet it was Virg’s words and accusations that placed Patricia and her baby in this horrific inconceivable situation separated from each other. How could the Family/CPS Courts honor Virgline Mitchell’s false, slandering allegations and testimony against her daughter Patricia Mitchell in a courtroom, while at the same time acknowledging that Virgline Mitchell was being deemed “mentally incompetent?” Furthermore, although Virgline Mitchell & Carolyn Spencer did not file to gain custody of Jasiah (as they clearly did not like Jasiah, they just did not want me to have her, Jasiah was the light of my life, and I glowed and was overflowing with joy & love when I was around her, which deeply annoyed Virg Mitchell & Carolyn Spencer.
16). TERMINATION PETITION WITHOUT INCIDENT/ NO GROUNDS TO TERMINATE PARENTAL RIGHTS. Patricia was never told that by leaving the State to get help and support from her friends in New York, that the CPS could claim grounds for “Abandonment” to terminating of her parental rights. Three weeks after Patricia Mitchell left to get help from her friends back in NYC, the Assistant Prosecutor Lynn Buday filed a Termination Petition against the mother and the father without incident, and without any interaction with Jasiah. The reason Patricia left that county was due to the fact the county was not enforcing her court ordered visitations with her daughter. Then 5 months later Buday rewrote her petition against Patricia Mitchell and based it on “Abandonment.” All this was done without Patricia’s knowledge, no one ever mentioned in a document or verbally or on the phone— that there was a possibility that the courts could terminate MS Mitchell’s parental rights. Furthermore, there was no attempt to contact her to inform of this drastic legal development. If MS Mitchell would have been contacted, she would have directly come back to Traverse City. Without informing Patricia, in her absence Mitchell received a court-appointed attorney, Brett Baird. Patricia was in touch with the family courts and CPS several times a week while she was in NYC, but it wasn’t until five month later, that someone at CPS told her to speak to her court appointed attorney, it was at this time she first learned that she had a court appointed attorney. The first she spoke to Brett Baird by phone he said “not to worry,” that “the Petition Buday wrote out was an act of frustration made against Patricia’s entire family” Baird also said, there was NO GROUNDS to terminate Patricia’s Parental Rights and the State also had several legal obligations to fulfill if they had planned to terminate her rights, such as State mandatory parenting classes and programs that were required by law prior to terminating any parent’s parental rights.
17). CRIMINAL OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE: Buday went from representing the mother as the “fit parent” to receive full custody, (at the 5-day Reverse Custody trial) to filing a petition to have her (and Bonsell’s) parental rights permanently terminated. During those months Buday placed the Reverse Custody verdict on hold, the mother had no contact with her child since the child had been taken out of state to Florida by the grandparents. Therefore, Assistant Prosecutor Lynn Buday went from representing the mother (Patricia Mitchell) in a 5-day trial, to Filing a Petition to Terminate her parental rights, WITHOUT incident, and WITHOUT MS Patricia Mitchell having contact with her child.
18). MOTHER WAS NOT LEGALLY INFORMED OR CASUALLY INFORMED OF THE TERMANTION TRIAL. Furthermore there was no “Motion to Serve by Publication or Posting.” However, the Traverse city family courts choose to serve in this manner, although Patricia Mitchell was in contact with her court appointed attorney several times a day. Thus the Family Courts used this rule as a weapon to deflect and place Patricia in an inferior position vs the State. Traverse City Family Court deliberately and intentional did not tell Patricia Mitchell of the pending Terminational trial, in this way she had no time to prepare or obtain a proper attorney. Mitchell was not told or notified or contacted by Traverse City Family/Probate Courts or informed by her court appointed attorney that a termination trial was even scheduled, even though Patricia contacted her court appointed attorney by phone twice a day. Brett Baird said nothing about a trial to terminate her rights! Patricia Mitchell was finally told about the trial after the trial was in progress— her attorney called her AFTER the first day of proceedings at 5:30pm. Patricia flew out on the first plane to Traverse City Michigan, that night. Patricia was never told that by leaving the State to get help and support from her friends in New York, that the CPS could claim grounds for “Abandonment” to terminating of her parental rights. (Keep in mind as well that there were no incidents, accusations or allegations in which Ms. Mitchell had neglected or abused her child, nor was she ever charged or arrested for such a claim.) was later told they posted a newsclip in back of newspaper in NY.
19). UNAUTHORIZED, UNNECESSARY SURGERIES PERFORMED ON JASIAH ROSE BONSELL, CPS ABUSED THEIR AUTHROTIY BY LISTENING TO CAORLYN SPENCER & VIRG MITCHELL’S DESIRE TO OPERATE ON PATRICIA MITCHELL’S CHILD, JASIAH, WHILE THE CHILD WAS IN THEIR CUSTODY. The State of Michigan operated on Patricia’s child, Jasiah Rose Bonsell four times while Jasish was in State custody as a Foster Child—without it being a life-threatening situation; the surgery was depicted as an “Elective Surgery” on all the medical documents. The first surgery occurred before MS Mitchell lost her parental rights after Patricia Mitchell went back to New York City to request financial and emotional support, from friends. Mitchell pleaded with her court appointed attorney for CPS not to go through with the surgery, as her child’s birthmark was not a life-threatening situation. Nevertheless, CPS scheduled the surgeries on the toddler due to her birthmark, Hemangioma, which is not life-threatening. Patricia Mitchell quoted the State law to her appointment attorney, which says there and about that; “CPS has the authority in needed apt to induce medical treatment on a child when it is a life-threatening situation.” MS Mitchell then pleaded to CPS through her court appointed attorney that if they insisted on operating on her child— that she be allowed to be with her child while she went through this unnecessary surgery. CPS would not allow MS Mitchell to be present at the time of these surgeries. Jasish Bonsell’s birth doctor Dr. Bump and Jasiah’s Pediatrician Dr. Cindi Smith said regarding any surgeries on Jasiah’s birth marks as— “unnecessary” and “if surgery was done, could leave the child permanently paralyzed due a stroke, and the possibility of death.”
20). CAROLYN SPENCER’S FINANCIAL MOTIVES BEHIND “ELECTIVE SURGERIES” ON PATRICIA MITCHELL’S CHILD, JASIAH. Carolyn Spencer & Virg Mitchell persuaded her CPS colleagues to ask the CPS doctors to recommend surgery on the toddler, so the child could be Registered with Child Protective Services as a “Special Needs” child. The State gives significantly larger monthly checks to foster parents or guardians willing to foster a child with “Special Needs.” Spencer’s monthly check went from $700 a month to foster Patricia’s child to $2,600 a month. So after Jasiah had several unnecessary surgeries— due to Jasiah’s new status as a “Special Needs” child —Carolyn received 2600 a month for fostering (kidnapping) Patricia’s beloved child. To keep the “Special Needs” checks coming for years to come and after four unnecessary surgeries on baby Jasiah, Carolyn Spencers held back Patricia’s extremely smart child. Although Jasiah Bonsell was a bright child, talking at 2 years of age and reading books with her her mother every day. The Spencer’s negligence towards Patricia’s child caused her to stop talking for two years— after she was separated from her mother. And obviously they were not reading books to her educating her with common knowledge for a toddler, for Patricia’s baby to have be held back—Patricia knows this was intentional. An intention to reframe from educating Patricia’s baby, she went from gifted healthy & confidence to being withdrawn, not taking and unable to read or understand.
21). MITCHELL & BONSELL were TRIED TOGETHER as a COUPLE at the TERMINATIONAL TRIAL— but were NEVER MARRIED & THEY DID NOT LIVE TOGETHER AFTER THEIR CHILD WAS BORN: The Grand Traverse County Courts merged the cases of the mother and the father together as one entity, but Patricia Mitchell and Paul Bonsell were never married had never lived together as a couple with the child. (After the baby was born Bonsell lived with Patricia in her apartment for only two months before moving out—from that moment on they lived apart.) The cases were merged into One Petition and one Trial to terminate both of their parental rights, yet the mother and father had never raised the child together as a couple and lived separately.
22). PATRICIA MITCHELL HAD NO WITNESSES ON HER BEHALF AT THE TERMINATIONAL TRIAL. (Resulting in a one-sided Trial/Hearing. Patricia Mitchell was not given one witness to testify on her behalf at the Termination Trial. Patricia Mitchell pleaded in tears with her court appointed attorney to place several witnesses on the stand, including several officers, doctors, psychiatrists, and therapists; her court appointed attorney, Brett Baird, shouted back at her in the court hallway, “subpoenas cost money and you do not have any money!” Therefore, no witnesses testified on behalf of mother— Patricia Mitchell. The entire Trial was one sided. Not knowing what her options were, Patricia gave up— knowing this corrupt small-town county courts were taking instructions from Patricia’s sister Carolyn Spencer, and that they were not going to give MS Mitchell a chance to retain her parental rights, thus railroading over her basic Civil & Human Rights.
23). GRAND TRAVERSE FAMILY COURTS— KNOWINGLY USED FRAUDULENT EVIDENCE TO TERMINATE PATRICIA MITCHELL’S PARENTAL RIGHTS. All three CPS (bogus) Petitions against Patricia Mitchell were DISMISSED and proven 100% fraudulent in Probate Court and Patricia’s child was returned to her after each Petition was undeniable proven false. Yet all three Petitions and the context within these Petitions were used against Patricia Mitchell as evidence to terminate her parental rights. • The First Petition was based on a DUI—while Patricia did receive a DUI, but this was her first and only violation she had ever received, Patricia had a clean record and did NOT drink alcohol on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. Remarkably Caseworker Darlene Butterfield later stated in the CPS Court —that the “first petition against MS Mitchell would have never been written up under our current rules and guidelines being that Patricia had a clean record was not known to be a drinker of alcohol before and had no criminal record, but this CPS Petition was directed to us by Carolyn Spencer’s and Virgline Mitchell’s (concerns) insisting of a petition be written up against mother Patricia Mitchell. • The 2nd & 3rd Petitions were found to be grotesquely untrue & 100% fraudulent with no truth behind either, both the 2nd & 3rd Petition were solely originated and created from Carolyn Spencer & Paul Bonsell. • The Traverse city Family Courts also used DISMISSED Charges against MS Mitchell as evidence against her to terminate her parental rights. • HERE is an EXAMPLE: One of these fraudulent charges was an "Assault charge’—in this case Patricia had been badly beaten up by Bonsell and a neighbor called the police, Patricia was full of bloody gauges in her face, head, arms & legs. When Bonsell was being handcuffed, Patricia said:—“See I told you, you would get locked up” this annoyed the police officer and he said “you are going too.” When Patricia asked what she was being charged for—the Officer said, “for Trespassing” when Patricia told him that she lived there, he did not believe her for second, refusing to listen to her— insisting she was being arrested for “Trespassing.” When they took her down to the police station to be booked, she gave her address—and when booking officer saw that I was be charged with “Trespassing” at the place were I was living, he looked back & forth a couple of times, and said to MS Mitchell “well I’m changing your charge to Assault” and just like that— Patricia Mitchell was Charged with Assault without ever having touched another person. However, that Charge was later DISMISSED, but the Traverse City Family/CPS Courts used such Charges as evidence to proclaim that I should never see my beloved child again. Psychiatrist
24). STATE PSYCHIATRIST DR. WAYNE SIMMONS KNOWINGLY & INTENTIONALLY READ OUT LOUD UNDER OATH AT THE TRIAL TO TERMANATE PATRICIA’S PARENTAL RIGHTS —A FALSE CLAIM REGARDING PATRIICA MITCHELL’S PSYCHOLOGICAL TEST. —CRIMINAL OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE, CRIMINAL PERJURY, and FRAUD — (It should be noted that all three of the other state psychiatrists & theropists strongly recommended that the child be returned to the mother. AND unlike Simmons Patricia saw the state theropist weekly and the other pyschiatrist for 3 sessions. Patricia never had a session with Simmons, he simply gave her a written test to take and asked a few questions the questions took about five minutes—that was the extent of time patricia spent with Simmons) State Psychiatrist Dr. Wayne V. Simmons, who was employed by CPS/the State, saw Ms. Mitchell for the required ten-minute interview. Ms. Mitchell took a standardized State test that included general questions such as: a.) Have you ever seen yourself in a magazine? b.) Have you ever seen yourself on television? c.) Do you have any famous friends? Ms. Mitchell had been a fashion model and actress in New York City and lived all over the world for ten years, so the truthful answer was “Yes”; however, in this standardized test, “Yes” was the incorrect answer. Ms. Mitchell was concerned about answering the question truthfully, as she knew “the “wrong answer was ‘yes.” Patricia asked Simmons how to respond and he told her to “just tell the truth” and she did. The next day Dr. Simmons reported to CPS that Mitchell had a low score on her psychological test and stated “She believes that she was a model and actress” “Patricia believes that she lived in New York City” “she believes she went to College” “she believes she was a fashion model and traveled the world.” Clearly implying Patricia was delusional and not telling the truth. When Patricia was told about Simmons Psychological report, she was exasperated so Mitchell went to Simmons practice without an appointment and went straight into his office dumping several magazines onto his desk–magazines where Patricia appeared as a fashion model as well as high profile personality in NYC, she alos dumped VHS of commercials & TV shows she did in NYC, and her college degree along with her a 3.7 GPA. Simmons was stunned to learn that Mitchell had in fact been telling the truth. DR Wayne Simmons had been prepped prior to Patricia coming to see him by Carolyn Spencer & Virg Mitchell insisting that Patricia was somehow delusional mentally unfit to be mother. Dr. Simmons became very casual and in an assuring manner said— that his written report to CPS meant nothing and had no authority over MS Mitchell’s mental well-being—— unless he was subpoenaed to Court. On January 1998, under a subpoena from The Grand Traverse Court and in the case to terminate Patricia Mitchell’s parental rights, Simmons went under Oath and began to read his original report committing FULL and intended PERJURY, telling the Jury that “Patricia Mitchell scored very low on her psychological exam” and continued with his narrative; “Patricia believes she went to college and has a College Degree” Patricia believes she lived in NYC and knows famous people” “Patricia believes she traveled the world and was fashion model,” Etc etc. Therefore, Dr. Simmons knowingly gave false information to the Court and Jury, which resulted in Patricia Mitchell’s parental rights being terminated. It should be noted that everyone in that Court room knew Patricia Mitchell went to College had a College Degree Graduated with honors, lived in NYC and all over the world as a fashion model had high social status in NYC everyone knew this including the local judge — except the Jury, the Jury had no idea. Patricia spoke out loud interrupting Dr. Simmons fraudulent report—and then pleaded with the Judge to be given permission to represent herself, citing that her court appointed attorney Baird was not giving a foundation prior to his questioning Patricia’s estranged family members. But the Judge refused, so Patricia walked out of the Court room. Noteworthy: Bonsell refused the psychological evaluation and refused any therapy, while mother was willing to do anything for the sake of her child’s well-being, and to secure custody of her child, while Bonsell flatly refused, and CPS was fine with that.