Only after a host of Grievances, Gross Misconduct, Obstructions of Justice, Severe Negligence, Conflict of Interests, Significant Errors, Destroying/Tampering with Evidence and numerous Court, State, Local and Federal violations; Resulting in the Parental Rights of an innocent mother being terminated.
Below is a multitude of CPS & court violations, and more then 22 Court, State, Local, Civil, Constitutional, and Federal rules and laws that were violated in this case. With a host of Grievances, Gross Misconduct, Obstructions of Justice, Severe Negligence, Conflict of Interests, and Significant Errors; which led to the termination of Patricia Mitchell’s parental rights. Coupled with undeniable evidence illustrating what was behind this massive miscarriage of justice. Because of these violations Patricia Mitchell was robbed of a life with her daughter.
The Magnitude of Injustices below are written out for….
To plea to the Governor of Michigan ___________ Requesting/Praying to “PARDON” (mother) MS Patricia Mitchell -OR- Requesting/Pleading/Praying to DISMISS the unlawful Trial that unjustly terminated Patricia Mitchell’s parental rights; due to the “Gross Misconduct, Severe Gross Negligence, Significant Errors, Malicious Misconduct, Obstruction of Justice and two Conflicts of Interests. These unjust deeds were present/evident/prevalent throughout this Trial.
#1 TRANSCRIPTS DESTROYED: After Patricia Mitchell unjustly lost her parental rights, she requested the Reverse Custody Transcripts from the 5-day Trial, the Trial that Assistant Prosecutor Lynn Buday “Filed an Appearance in behalf of Patricia Mitchell” in Traverse City Circuit Court. 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 to say that “the transcripts were destroyed and taped over.” Patricia Mitchell reported Assistant Prosecutor Lynn Buday’s “Obstruction of Justice” act to the Michigan’s Attorney General’s Office, after Assistant Prosecutor Lynn Buday “taped over” intentionally “Destroyed Evidence,” of ALL the Court Transcripts from the Five Day Reverse Custody Trial, which revealed that Lynn Buday represented Patricia Mitchell as the FIT mother to receive full custody. Both Lynn Buday and Traverse City Courts were “FINED,” By the Michigan States Attorney Generals Office, due to the Obstruction of Justice committed by Lynn Buday, she was suspended from her job and moved to the next county, Kalkaska, and ran for a Judge position, where she is a Judge to this day.
#2. The Ombudsman Office did an internal investigation, and found “Significant Negligence and Errors” and “Gross Misconduct” by Grand Traverse City Courts and Traverse City CPS in Patricia Mitchell Termination Trial. Patricia sent her FILE to Congressman Jason Allen who Represented Traverse City County, Congressman Allen forwarded the File to the Children’s Ombudsman Office, Echoing the Attorney Generals evaluation, discovered “Gross Misconduct” and “Significant Negligence and Errors.” However, Ombudsman Office stated their Office only had authority to investigate; they regretfully had no authority to reverse the Termination Trial Court’s decision.
#3. FIRST CONFLICT of INTEREST: 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 this incident. Carolyn Spencer and Patricia were not on speaking terms at the time of their reunion in Michigan. Carolyn Spencer insisted that a Petition be file against her sister Patricia Mitchell. However, the CPS caseworker Diane Butterflied testified in court that she did not agree with Carolyn Spencer, due to the fact that Patricia had a clean record.
#4. SECOND CONFLICT of INTEREST: At Patricia’s Mitchell’s trial to terminate her parental rights, the Court Appointed attorney Brett Baird who was assigned to the mother/Patricia was having an affair with the Assistant to the Assistant Prosecutor. Attorney Brett Baird and his lover Attorney X were in the Court Room together on opposite sides, during the proceedings of Patricia Mitchell’s trial that took her Parental Rights away.
#5. CRIMINAL MISCHIEF AND INTENTIONAL CRUELTY: Carolyn Spencer used “Criminal Mischief” and “Intentional Cruelty” to separate Patricia Mitchell and her child Jasiah 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. Michigan State Employee, Family First caseworker, Carolyn Spencer, abused her authority, using false allegations, made bogus implications to CPS and the Courts, bogus accusations to CPS and the Courts, and made fraudulent police complaints, without supporting evidence. Carolyn Spencer used “Intentional Cruelty,” “Criminal Mischief,” “Inflammatory Slander,” while an employee of the State Agency Family First, against her sibling Patricia Mitchell, resulting in the termination of Patricia Mitchell’s parental rights, and permanently victimizing her daughter, Jasiah Rose Bonsell. Furthermore, Carolyn Spencer received “personal gain,” both in currency and the child herself. Spencer registered as a ‘foster parent,” thus receiving financial monthly gain/income from the State. Spencer furthered her crusade against Patricia and her daughter Jasiah Bonsell, by registering Patricia’s child fraudulently as a “Special Needs” child, therefore, receiving twice as much money per month than the regular foster parent.
#6. NO HEARING OR TRIAL: Patricia Mitchell lost custody of her child to the father, Paul Bonsell aka “Brian” aka “Sonny; WITHOUT a Hearing or Trial. The 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 TC court house, with no one present except for the Family First worker, Kathy Prichard (a colleague Carolyn Spencer) and a Family Court caseworker X, who were both insisting that the child be given to the father. This was under the request and insistence of Carolyn Spencer. NO HEARING or Trial was presented that allowed the Courts to hear the history of Sonny/ Paul/Brian’s Bonsell’s living conditions and criminal or violent history. Nor did the Courts hear any reason to transfer custody to Sonny Bonsell from the mother Patricia Mitchell.
#7. GROSS MISCONDUCT AND ‘SEVERE NEGLIGENCE. Jasiah Rose Bonsell was taken from her sound and loving mother, who had an apartment and was working, and ordered by Traverse City Courts to live with the unfit father. Sonny Bonsell, the father, was living in a broken down school bus that was situated on the property of Don Nelson, who lived in a trailer next to the bus. Don Nelson was a twice convicted Sex Offender, who was on probation at the time that stated “No Contact with Children.” The father of the child, Jasiah Bonsell, “Sonny” aka Paul aka Brian Bonsell, was given Full Custody of the child through the recommendations of Carolyn Spencer and colleague CPS caseworker Kathy Prichard. Bonsell who had three false identifications, including two false driver licenses, was a 25 year old 10th grade dropout and a chronic alcoholic and pot smoker, with a criminal record. The Courts deemed his chronic alcoholism as “functional alcoholic.” Bonsell also had an extensive violent history of assault charges and convictions, an EXTENSIVE criminal record background in more than three states, numerous convictions, a FBI number, and his driver’s license was revoked from multiple DUI’s, at the time of receiving full custody. Bonsell lived in a broken down school bus, next door to a twice convicted Sex Offender.
All this evidence was known to CPS at the time CPS recommended that Bonsell received full custody of this child. However, CPS concealed the evidence from the Courts by NOT having a Hearing or even a Session, thus ensuring that Bonsell receive full custody. CPS removed the child from the healthy, well-educated, profoundly fit mother, who was 31, and had a history of high achievement and success for over ten years in New York City, whereas Bonsell had a recent 37 page criminal rap sheet, including violent crimes, See Detective Mead’ Report, can be found in the Leland Police Station. Patricia has a copy.
CPS also had full knowledge of Don Nelson’s history. After the unjust custody transfer, Patricia Mitchell pleaded desperately to the Judge to take her child out from that life threatening hazardous environment. Patricia Mitchell pleaded “Your Honor, Don Nelson is a convicted Child Molester, please your honor.” Patricia’s words were quickly shut down by CPS caseworker X, who stood to correct this mother’s desperate pleas. Caseworker X 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.” Caseworker XXX responded, ” Your Honor, what is a Sex Offender going to do to a baby? Nevertheless, Michigan CPS never did take Patricia Mitchell’s child from the horrifically inconceivable environment.
#8. GROSS MISCONDUCT & SEVERE NEGLIGENCE. Michigan State Children Protective Services, knowingly and with intentional cruelty NEVER removed Jasiah Rose Bonsell (Patricia Mitchell’s child) from the school bus, away from Don Nelson, a twice Convicted Sex Offender, or from the father Bonsell’s life-threatening lifestyle & environment.
#9. COURT-ORDERED VISITATIONS NOT HONORED/CONTEMPT OF COURT. After Bonsell received Full Custody, Patricia Mitchell, mother of the child, was given weekend visitations every other week. Paul Bonsell 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. Bonsell was now friends with the CPS caseworker, and following Carolyn Spencer’s and Virgline Mitchell’s malicious agenda. Patricia Mitchell was being railroaded by this small town’s Courts and CPS, on a scale rarely ever seen. CPS caseworkers Darlene Butterfield and Paul Bonsell were never held responsible for being in Contempt of Court. Patricia Mitchell reported these actions to the Probate Supervisor, which resulted in CPS caseworker Darlene Butterfield being transferred off this CPS case. In this small town ‘the State was Carolyn Spencer’ in a room with another CPS caseworker calling ALL the shots, deliberately placing Patricia Mitchell’s baby in a dangerous environment, with the intentional cruelty.
#10: INTENTIONAL FRAUDULENT CLAIM BY DR WAYNE SIMMONS PSYCHOLOGICAL TEST/attempting to appease CPS, And Carolyn Spencer’s false accusation that had NO grounds or bases: 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 scored low on her test and stated “She believes that she was a model and actress”; she “believes that she lived in New York City,” etc., implying she was delusional and not telling the truth
The following day Ms. Mitchell brought in several magazines with herself in the magazines as a fashion model; VHS tapes of her acting, and her college degree, with a 3.7 GPA to Dr. Simmons. Simmons was stunned to learn that Mitchell had in fact been telling the truth. DR Wayne Simmons had been prepped by Carolyn Spencer/(Family First Case worker) insisting that Patricia was some how mentally unfit, suggesting that Patricia was delusional, with giving ‘Cause’ or reason. But then Dr. Simmons became very casual and said his written account/report to CPS would not count against her as an unfit parent, unless he was subpoenaed to the Court.
#11. FALSE INFORMATION UNDER OATH: On January ________, 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, telling the jury that Patricia Mitchell scored low on her psychological exam. Therefore, Dr. Simmons knowingly gave false information to the Court and Jury, which resulted in Patricia Mitchell’s parental rights being terminated. Everyone in the Court room knew Patricia Mitchell was above average in both career and social status, and held honorable achievements, except the Jury. Patricia spoke out of turn and pleaded with the Judge to be given permission to represent herself, but the Judge Refused.
#12. GRAND TRAVERSE COURTS KNOWINGLY USED FRAUDULENT EVIDENCE TO TERMINATE PATRICIA MITCHELL’S PARENTAL RIGHTS. All three CPS petitions against Patricia Mitchell were dismissed and proven fraudulent in Probate Court. The First Petition was based on a DUI. Caseworker Darlene Butterfield later stated in Court that the first petition would have never been written up for one DUI. Patricia did not even have a traffic violation before the DUI, and had no criminal record, if it wasn’t for caseworker/sister Carolyn Spencer’s and Virgline Mitchell’s insistence of a petition against Patricia Mitchell. Petitions two and three originated solely from Carolyn Spencer and Paul Bonsell, and were both found 100% fraudulent, Grotesquely untrue. All three CPS allegations were proven 100% false in Probate Courts and the Petitions were DISMISSED. HOWEVER, ALL three CPS Petitions were used against Patricia Mitchell as evidence to terminate her parental rights.
From the first false CPS Petition, through to the second, and third petition, Patricia Mitchell was forced to represent herself and child since she lacked proper knowledge of the court rules and laws. There were no ‘Hearings,’ prior to the transfer of custody to the father. Patricia all alone represented herself in the aftermath that followed when Bonsell received Full Custody.
#13. REFUSAL TO RECOGNIZE CUSTODY MOTION. Patricia Mitchell filed a Motion with the Town Clerk in Pro-Bono to request a Hearing for reverse custody after the father was convicted and sentenced to several months in jail on 13 different accounts of fraud, robbery, thief four months after receiving full custody of the child. The child, was returned to the mother. However, the TC courts allowed the father, Bonsell, to legally hold on to his full custody status during his jail sentence.
Patricia Mitchell was relentlessly turned away by the Traverse City Courts, as she made attempts to file in pro-bono a Motion for Reverse Custody. The Towns Clerk told her that the Prosecutor would not allow ‘the Town Clerk’ to accept Patricia Mitchell’s Motion until the father was out of jail. During this period Ms. Mitchell filed two motions requesting an “Emergency Ex’ Parte Motion Hearing” in Pro Bono, with the Town Clerks. The TC Courts ignored Mitchell’s Plea to File.
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 temporarily with Patricia Mitchell, who was working, had an apartment, and had physical, but not legal, custody of their child. Bonsell was allowed to stay in a spare room.
Patricia Mitchell was providing food and shelter for Bonsell and their child for over two months. Regardless of her kindness in taking him in and providing for him, Bonsell decided to move out, taking the child with him. He left without taking a coat for her, without a bottle, diapers, or even formula for the child’s basic needs.
#14. UNWARRENTED KIDNAPPING CHARGES. Patricia Mitchell was arrested for “kidnapping” after she refused to give her child back to Bonsell. Sunday night and after a weekend visitation Patricia Refused to give her child back to Bonsell knowing he still lived in that School bus, it was November 35 degrees in Michigan, no heat and no running water, with Don Nelson, in a life threatening environment for a baby. NOTE: Bonsell used an open propane tank with small flames exposed setting in the hall way of his bus to heat the bus. extremely dangerous for anyone, unthinkable for a baby just learning to walk.
The police intervened and ordered the child back with Bonsell, because he still had full custody, while Patricia was unjustly held at the police station in shackles; an Officer held the baby and waited at the police station for the twice-convicted sex offender Don Nelson (who was on Probation) to drive Bonsell to the police station to pick up the baby. (Bonsell could not drive, licenses was revoked from numerous DUI’s)
Patricia was released within an hour, and the “kidnapping” charge against Patricia Mitchell was “Dismissed.” (After Virgline Mitchell heard the Judge state the maximum sentence, 5 years, for this charge of kidnapping, and even though the charge was immediately dismissed within minutes, Virgline told estranged family members and relatives that Patricia was going to prison for five years, Virgline Mitchell and Carolyn Spencer continued their devious efforts at discrediting and sabotaging Patricia.
The State would later use this ‘arrest for kidnapping‘ and others like it (acts of protecting her child) as additional leverage 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,” intentionally using Patricia Mitchell’s actions of protecting her child as evidence to terminate her parental rights. Patricia Mitchell did not even have a traffic violation prior to entering this county a year ago.
BELOW are photographs of Jasiah, feeling Healthy, Confident and Happy, once again back in her mothers arms and care. During a 5 month period of peace, when Bonsell was in jail and the two month period after Bonsell was out of jail, and living off Patricia in her spare bed room, However Patricia remained full caregiver to her child. UNTIL one day Bonsell took Jasiah back to live in the Bus on Nelson’s property.
#15. POSTPONEMENT OF CUSTODY VERDICT IN FAVOR OF PATRICIA MITCHELL: The five day Trial proceeded as Assistant Prosecutor Lynn Buday argued against Bonsell’s hired attorney and the Guardian of Light in behalf of the Mother receiving full custody. On the fifth day Patricia Mitchell won full custody of her child. However, that same Friday afternoon, within the hour, Carolyn Spencer and Virgline Mitchell hired attorney Debra Lynch and filed a Motion to Intervene to have the child be placed permanently into state custody. Assistant Prosecutor Lynn Buday (overwhelmed) placed the Reverse Custody Verdict on hold, and all parties motions in a freeze, thus postponing the return of Patricia Mitchell’s child and then allowing the Grandparents to take the child out of State for four months. At this time, Lynn Buday abruptly stopped communicating with the Patricia Mitchell.
#16. GRANDPARENTS IN CONTEMPT OF COURT: Desperate to save her child’s life from a dangerous, life-threatening environment, At the beginning of the Reverse Custody Trial Patricia Mitchell filed in Pro-Bono, a Motion to place the child into “Neutral Territory,” with the child’s grandparents as having Temporary Guardianship; with the Magistrate at the Reverse Custody Trial. Although there was still a high risk involving the unstable grandparents, Patricia considered this the lesser of two evils, believing it only be a couple of weeks at most before she would receive full custody. See Ref # ________
At a Hearing at a later date, however, this action by the mother was overlooked and down played as the grandparents refused to allow the child’s mother and their daughter, Patricia, to have her Court Ordered visitation. This placed Jim and Virgline Mitchell in direct violation of a Court-Ordered visitation; both grandparents were in Contempt of Court.
Patricia Mitchell went back to the courts pleading for her Court Ordered Visitation, but neither the court nor assistant prosecutor Lynn Buday respond; at the same time, no Hearing was scheduled to hold the grandparents accountable. (The courts and authority in this county were making up rules as they went along, and breaking and disrespecting the laws and rules that they were trusted by the state and citizens to enforce.
For the next five months Patricia Mitchell was denied her court ordered visitations. During these months the mother had no legal representation. Jim and Virgline Mitchell proceeded to take the child ‘out of State’ to Florida for 4 months, which caused months of Contempt of Court and prevented the mother’s (and father’s) court-ordered visitations.
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. The little girl 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 of untreated blistering bug bites. The mother pulled out her camera to take a photograph of her child; 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 chattering by their own accord, and she began to vomit.
#17. TERMINATION PETITION WITHOUT INCIDENT. Three weeks later the Assistant Prosecutor Lynn Buday filed a Termination Petition against the mother and the father without incident. 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 having contact with her child.
#18. NO GROUNDS TO TERMINATE PARENTAL RIGHTS: Without anyone in that town of Traverse City honoring Patricia’s Mitchell Court Ordered visitation, and after seeing the state in which her child was in, Patricia’s was more desperate then ever and choose to go get help and support in New York City. In her absence Mitchell received a court-appointed attorney, Brett Baird. Patricia Mitchell was told on the phone by Baird “not to worry,” that the Petition was an act of frustration by Lynn Buday made against Patricia’s entire family; Patricia was also told by her court attorney that the State had NO GROUNDS to terminate her Parental Rights and that the State also had several legal obligations, such as a series of parenting classes and programs, to fulfill before the Courts could terminate her parental rights. Patricia Mitchell was never offered the State mandatory parenting classes and programs that were required by law prior to terminating any parent’s parental rights. Patricia Mitchell was not told or notified or contacted by TC 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.
Patricia flew out on the first plane to Traverse City Michigan. 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.)
#19. UNAUTHORIZED, UNNECESSARY SURGERY ON PATRICIA MITCHELL’S CHILD. The State of Michigan operated on Patricia’s child, Jasiah Rose Bonsell four times, without it being a life threatening situation; the surgery was depicted as an “elective surgery.” 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. 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 states that “CPS was not allowed to operate on a child in State Custody unless there was 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. The surgery was regarded by Dr_________Jasish Bonsell’s birth doctor and Dr. Cindi ________her pediatrician, as “unnecessary” and “if surgery was done, could leave the child permanently paralyzed due a stroke, or death.”
#20. FINANCIAL MOTIVES BEHIND “ELECTIVE SURGERY” ON PATRICIA MITCHELL’S CHILD. Carolyn Spencer persuaded her CPS colleagues to ask the CPS doctors to recommend surgery on the 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 $700 a month to foster Patricia’s child to $1,400 a month, after she had the unnecessary surgeries and after registering Patricia’s healthy child as a “Special Needs” child. To keep the “Special Needs” checks coming years after the surgery, the Spencers held back Patricia’s extremely smart child. Although Jasiah Bonsell was a bright child, talking at 2 years of age and was read books to by her mother every day, the child stopped talking for two years after she was separated from her mother.
#21. MITCHELL & BONSELL’S SEPARATE CASES were TRIED TOGETHER: The Grand Traverse County Courts merged the cases of the mother and the father together as one entity, but Patricia Mitchell and Bonsell were never married had never lived together as a couple with the child. 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 always lived separately.
#22. NO FOUNDATION OF TRUTH AND FALSE ACCUSATIONS: She did not know anyone in that town or State, (except for the estranged family members who were conflict with her since she was a child). Therefore, Patricia had no support system to verify her history. MS Mitchell’s accuser had personal vendettas against her – she was successful unlike her accusers, living in another State, and had worked professionally in seven countries for more than 10 years, yet this estranged family with alternative motives were speaking to the authorities as if they knew the mother’s history (even though she had not lived under the same roof with her family for over 15 years) Carolyn Spencer & Virgline Mitchell fed CPS lies that had no basis in truth.
#23. NO WITNESSES ON MOTHER’S BEHALF/A ONE-SIDED TRIAL. 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 and therapists; her court appointed attorney, Brett Baird, shouted at her in the court hallway, “subpoenas cost money and you do not have any money!” Therefore, no witnesses testified in behalf of mother Patricia Mitchell. The entire Trial was one sided.
#24. VIRGILINE & JIM MITCHELL DEEMED “MENTALLY INCOMPETENT” BY THE TRAVERSE CITY COURTS. Lynn Buday countered in court that Patricia’s parents’ incompetence did not matter because “It did not matter if the grandparents were mentally incompetent because they are not on Trial and they are not trying to get custody of this child.” At the same time, the courts had honored Virgline Mitchell’s false, slandering allegations and testimony against her daughter in the courtroom, regardless of Virgline being deemed “mentally incompetent.” (See Termination Trial transcripts.)
Mother Patricia Mitchell pleas and prays to Michigan State’s Governor to Pardon respectful citizen & mother Patricia Mitchell for having to pay the consequences of Michigan State’s “significant errors,” legal violations, including “Tampering with Evidence” “Obstruction of Justice” “Malicious Gross Misconduct” and “Conflicts of Interests” that were evident in her CPS case and in the Traverse City Courts that permanently separated mother, Patricia Mitchell, and her child, Jasiah Rose Bonsell.
BIO: A longtime child advocate, Patricia Mitchell is the founder of ‘Patricia’s Children’ a non-profit organization devoted to empowering children and parents who have become unjustly separated. She presents her child advocacy research and analysis at conferences, workshops, and events across the country, working with universities, State Legislatures, and other groups to reform today’s Child Protective Services system. A former Michigan State Champion in children’s storytelling, she was recently invited to speak in front of both the Michigan House of Representatives’ ‘Family Children and Seniors Committee’ and the Michigan Governor’s Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect.
Patricia spent a decade as a fashion model, working in seven countries. A United Nations Mini Ambassador for Children, she has served AIDS-stricken children in Tanzania since 2000, and is currently planning a trip to Jordan to lend her services to the millions of Syrian children now living in Jordanian refugee camps. She is a classically trained actress and child/baby wrangler for film, TV, and print. She is also a professional photographer, with a focus on photojournalism, children, and babies.
Patricia is both a practicing Catholic and a Zen Buddhist who has belonged to the Zen Mountain Monastery and the Dalai Lama’s Menla Mountain Retreat Center for more than ten years. She regularly provides inspirational self-help workshops and will have a spiritually-driven self-help book published at the end of 2016.
Patricia holds a B.A. in Communications, and has attended Colorado College and King’s College in London. She currently lives in New York State.