Mike Adams

The first judge involved in this custody case, Judge Taul of Ripley County, recused himself because of ex parte communications with the Custody Evaluator, Dr. Connor. The case then went to Judge Humphrey of Dearborn County. Judge Humphrey awarded the mother full custody of the children, and stripped Dan Brewington of all parental rights, including any visitation. In the divorce decree this judge awarded items, to the mother, that were not marital assets but were instead material possessions of Mr. Brewington’s family members and friends, to which neither Mr. Brewington nor his wife are entitled.

Dan Brewington has no criminal record and no CPS history. If his parental rights can be taken then anyone’s can. If his civil rights are in jeopardy then so, too, are the rights of anyone reading this column - Democrat or Republican, black or white. If we as adults cannot trust the judicial system to protect our rights then do our children stand even a chance?

Just ask Dan Brewington’ girls. They were not granted a guardian ad litum to represent their interests in this case. And, through no fault of their own, they have a mother more concerned with acquiring material possessions and control over her ex-husband than she is with protecting her children’s best interest.

In a world where so many fathers are absent or uninvolved, how can the State of Indiana deprive an exceptional, committed father the right to see his children? Is it simply because he chose to represent himself in a court of law in Dearborn, Indiana? Or is it because he questioned the authority of Dr. Connor who, in fact, was not lawfully credentialed to intervene in this case? Or did Judge Humphrey rule in malicious retaliation to this father’s attempts to exercise his legal right to advocate for himself?

Clearly, Judge Humphrey violated civil law by restricting this father’s visitation rights with his children without grounds. My efforts to have this judge impeached or disbarred will not cease until Mr. Brewington is allowed to see his children or until the Almighty State of Indiana provides reasons for not doing so.

Mike Adams

Mike Adams is a criminology professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and author of Letters to a Young Progressive: How To Avoid Wasting Your Life Protesting Things You Don't Understand.