The Executive Director of StopFamilyViolence.org, a federally funded organization who receives taxpayer dollars as part of the Violence Against Women Act, is sponsoring a letter writing campaign to the Minnesota District Attorney and Minnesota Governor urging them to not prosecute Holly Ann Collins for International parental kidnapping.
As a taxpayer in the United States, I don't like my taxes used by a tax-exempt Domestic Violence Organization in this manner, especially when I am one who believes domestic violence or family violence to be a gender neutral crime and more importantly attribute parental kidnapping as one of the most severe forms of family violence. These funds should be used for law-abiding citizens.
If Holly Ann Collins were to have contacted the District Attorney while underground, fourteen years ago my opinion might be different. But instead, she stayed in hiding and now is trying to wrongfully lobby our nation's domestic violence groups to support her. These groups neither have the legal staff or the resources to determine her guilt or innocence and because they receive federal funds, they should focus on helping law-abiding women in their community. It is imperative that the Domestic Violence community not actively support parenting kidnapping since they refer women to shelters -- and these shelters currently house many women with their children. The last thing this country needs is women and children hiding their children in federally funded shelters from our family courts.
I recognize that the StopFamilyViolence.org Organization has their First Amendment Right to free speech, but the last thing I would consider doing with my time is to create a letter writing campaign to the New York VAWA Program Specialist asking them to investigate this organization and the use of their funds. My words to this Executive Director, stop the letter writing and use your resources to convince Holly Ann Collins to surrender to law enforcement officials.
As I've said before, Holly Ann Collins, it's time to "mom up". You need to fly back to the United States and plead gulity and take responsibility for your actions. Let's not waste the resources and time of others because of your case. It is selfish and not respectful of others.