I have been waiting to get some more definitive information regarding Michael Nowacki's situation. Currently, he is in jail because he violated a restraining order in regard to his wife by accidentally emailing her in a mass emailing and, apparently, he tapped on the window of her car to get her attention, and is now looking at 17 months in jail. Perhaps there is more detail about this, and I will continue to investigate this question.
Of course, at this point, litigants such as myself who were struggling with abusive ex-husbands who put nails in the tires of our cars, stole personal property, smeared shit on the walls, put our children at risk, and constantly violated court orders can't figure out why we were never able to get the family court to hold them to account!
In comparison, this prison sentence Mr. Michael Nowacki has received seems revengeful and petty.
My understanding is that when the final ruling on Michael Nowacki came out on May 8, 2012 the Judge stated that if the prison authorities felt he required mental health treatment they could impose this treatment on him involuntarily. I believe that this order is still in place, although it has not thus far been followed through on.
However, when Mr. Nowacki was taken to court again today hoping to be released on bond pending his appeal, he was told that he would not be released from prison until he signed a stipulation voluntarily agreeing to a psychiatric evaluation and then further agreeing to adhere to the treatment plan that emerged from this psychiatric evaluation.
This is a pretty intense form of coercion--demanding that you barter your physical freedom for mental imprisonment by the psychiatric system.
Mr. Nowacki refused to agree to this stipulation. Even so, apparently, the Judge ordered that Mr. Michael Nowacki undergo a psychiatric evaluation in prison on an involuntary basis. The bottom line is that Mr. Nowacki has been vocal in his criticism of the family court system which has to be just about one of the most corrupt in our nation. In retaliation, the court is trying to silence Mr. Nowacki with the use of psychiatric "treatment". And also the court is trying to destroy his influence and his reputation by labeling him as crazy. Isn't this a common trait of evil doers--when caught declare your accusers insane?
Mr. Michael Nowacki had the guts to challenge the judicial system about why, in violation of State law, it has gone ahead and expanded the power of judges in a power grab that violates the Constitution and the rights of all citizens in this State. And so, like any good Communist system, the judicial system is using psychiatry as a means to silence him.
Seeing Mr. Michael Nowacki's fate, we have to ask ourselves, in reality, are we living in a totalitarian system where any attempt at criticism and reform will be met with kangaroo mental health courts that jail people, subject them to unwanted psychiatric care and treatment, which we all know runs the gamut from ECT to dangerous, mind numbing drugs.
Playing the devil's advocate, let's ask the question, seriously, is Mr. Nowacki crazy? I would agree he is an angry man, perhaps even an impatient, outspoken, and intemperate man. But does that make him crazy?
To be honest, I'd like those of you who wonder whether a man like Mr. Nowacki is crazy to spend some time reading my website, to learn about the flagrant injustice to which litigants in this state are subjected to, to read some of the comments where litigants share their own devastating experiences of being abused by the judicial system.
Just going through these experiences would drive anyone crazy. But I wouldn't leave it at that. I would say that the judicial court deliberately manipulates people, verbally and physically abuses them, and punches them around through legal machinations such that they eventually crack. Being "crazy", "obsessed", "depressed", and full of rage is the natural condition of anyone who ends up being a victim of the injustice that fuels the legal system here in Connecticut, vastly enriching an elite core of attorneys, judges, GALs, and psychiatrists who have an inside track to seizing the peoples' money through nefarious means.
I don't believe that Michael Nowacki is crazy.
Grief stricken, perhaps, to see the country he believes in, here in the State of Connecticut, crassly and brazenly violate the fundamental values of democracy, and truth and justice that he thought were the very foundation of the society he lived in.
Enraged to find his constitutional rights flagrantly disregarded and trampled upon.
Driven almost to the point of distraction by the fact that so many people who have pledged themselves to a code of ethics that requires them to subordinate all their actions to the very highest values of truth and justice and decency, instead using family court as a means of personal enrichment and the exploitation of the most weak and vulnerable among us.
Yes, all those things. But crazy? I don't think so.
I just spent a day in trial court supporting a friend who was viciously abused, mocked, and defrauded by a trial court that has the job of doing what is right for families. It is heartbreaking. Heartbreaking to endure yourself. Heartbreaking to watch.
I have nothing more to say this evening in the face of this tragedy except we will endure. Michael will endure. He will one day be free. We will be free. The people will be heard. I will continue to report on the front lines regarding Michael Nowacki and his struggle, and let you know how you can personally become involved and fight for reform.
Justice Today! Justice Tomorrow! Justice Forever!