Recently LPD officers told a women that if her physically abusive, drug addicted felon for an ex husband Stephen Williamson shows up for a court ordered visitation she must MAKE the 8 and 9 year old girls go with him.
Even though they are in physical and mental fear of him.
Female LPD Officer; " Even if Mr Williamson forcibly abducts them and drags them kicking and screaming him to his car we will do nothing to stop him and you can be arrested if you interfere with his visitation."
Even Judge Steven Burns agrees, telling the mother that she will be jailed for contempt if she does not make her Children go with him. Even after Williamson told the Burns that he saw nothing wrong with his kids being around his drug abusing friends while they are using.
Saying that children, "Must be made to do things they don't want to". Burns went on, "It is like taking your children to the doctor for a shot".
Judge Burns has twice refused this womans application for an order of protection in the last 7 years. LPD investigated an incident in 2002/3 when he left death threats on her cell phone. The investigating officer told her she didn't think he was serious and as far as I know LPD did not even take a report on it.
Of course that was coupled with the fact that he showed up at the girls day care making threats to both her and her mom. Day care staff had to move the remaining children to safety when Williamson made comments, in front of his daughters about hurting her and saying of the ex wife's recent appendix removal surgery, "I hoped that she would have died".
Nope this was not a good enough reason for a protection order; Hell it was barely enough for LPD to strain themselves with a disturbing the peace charge that may have been dismissed anyway.
For years organizations like LPD has cautioned our children on "Stranger Danger" telling them not to go with anyone they do not know.
Talk is cheap when you tell a concerned mother that she must make her daughters go with a physically abusive drug addict that likes young girls.
This Wife beating drug addict has seen the children once since 2004 (Christmas 2008) and that was a very unpleasant experience for them. He picked them up and then left them for a day or so with relatives they had never met so that he could go bar hopping.
In fact the last time they saw him prior to that was on Easter weekend 2004 from the back seat of an LPD patrol car. They had been placed there because LPD was conducting a drug raid on his apartment. This was after his 16 year old girlfriend was arrested for driving his car with drugs in it.
A few months ago Williamson again made threats to harm His ex wife and members of her family in person and on cell phone voice mail. The above photo is Stephen in act of making some of those threats.
LPD's response, "He is only saying that because he can't see his kids and you will be arrested if you interfere with him physically forcing them into his car."
Again Judge Burns refused to issue an order of protection stating that there was no grounds.
Nebraska Child support refuses to do anything about this punk being $42,000.00 dollars behind in child support. Burns didn't even give him a slap on the hand for the guilty of contempt plea for 42G's and he won't even address the fact that Williamsom sat in his court and refused to maintain health insurance on the girls when Burns ordered him to do so.
Is Judge Steven Burns, Nebraska Child Support and the LPD, guilty of child neglect/abuse?
I think so!
One has to wonder why LPD and Judge Burns is bending over backwards for this dirtbag;
Since Williamson has served less than 7 months total time locked up for all of his crimes (all of that was pre-trial incarceration BTW) I believe that he is a snitch for LPD and they are whispering in Burn's ear about the favors they owe him.
Either that or his lawyer Eddy Rodel has something on Burns and offered to make it public if Burns didn't give him the decision he wanted.
But then what could that something be?
Rumor has it that there is more than coffee in the mug Burns brings to the court room.
The rumor angle may be true but that does not explain the complicity of LPD, Nebraska Child Support and Judge steven Burns in the matter.
Regardless of the reason for the "special treatment" it is my contention that LPD, led by Tom Casady, the State of Nebraska and Judge Steven Burns are all guilty of child Neglect and abuse.