31 May 2009

Fun with public records.

Scott Philip Roeder, the suspect in the Dr. Tiller homicide, is no stranger to the courts. Only last month a default civil judgment was lodged against his deadbeat ass, his credit union account was garnished, and it was empty as his fucking head.
The record of filings from his 1996 divorce was um...interesting. The Mrs. filed for divorce subsequent to his arrest for explosives. After divorce was granted, an  "income withholding order" was delivered to "Prophecy Club." I googled them, and they're just all kinds of crazy, but they've got plenty of end-times shit for sale. Roeders' probation on the felony charges was revoked about the same time, (but the explosives charge was overturned on appeal). Father of the Year also contested the court-imposed supervised visitation of his son, but kept blowing off his hearings. That's rarely a winning legal strategy.
There was a lot to cover, but this was my favorite:
FILE STAMP 10/20/97, MICR # 00172, AFFIDAVIT OF SCOTT P. ROEDER AND ATTACHED MOTION TO SUSPEND CHILD SUPPORT [emphasis added]
An anti-abortion crusader who refuses to support his own kid? Well, of course. The preborn are precious, and Almighty God demands their protection. The born ones? Meh, fuck'em. They're somebody else's problem. That's why God invented orphanages and welfare. 
Except Roeder is one of those "sovereign citizen" douchebags, so between being a bogus "tax protestor" and a sporadically employed deadbeat, he doesn't really pay taxes or recognize the authority of the government — so orphanages and welfare aren't something he even indirectly supports either.
Is it fair to judge his parenting based on a case that's more than 10 years old? Perhaps not.
In 2005 there's a Pennsylvania case. This one involves visitation of a three-year-old girl he produced from another relationship, but again, he has no relationship with the child. He's suddenly decided that he wants to "share his Biblical values" with her. 
His Biblical values.

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