"On January 21, 2010, Ms. Katie Tagle petitioned Judge Robert Lemkau to modify a custody order to prevent her 9-month old son’s father, Steve Garcia, from having unsupervised visitation with the infant. Judge Lemkau not only ignored the fact that Mr. Garcia had made death threats against Ms. Tagle and her son by phone, e-mail, texts, suicide letters and even short novel, but he also told Ms. Tagle that she was lying! "
"Judge Lemkau ordered Ms. Tagle to turn her baby, Wyatt, over to Garcia and, within 10 days, Garcia had shot Wyatt and himself to death."
If a judge is a person and persons are accountable for the results of their actions, then a judge who ignores a woman whom an officer brings in for protection because actionable, credible threats against a child are tossed with the importance of a candy wrapper at a ball field, must go.
I don't just wish James Hosking good luck. I thank him for running to replace Judge Lemkau. The life of that child can never be replaced. But the judge should be.
James Hosking wasn't the main speaker last evening at the Diamond Bar Republican Women Federated. I didn't expect to be impressed. I was. This is why. He spoke with clarity. A passion dividing right and wrong. A willingness to speak with anyone, anywhere.
When it comes to voting for judges, don't most of us fly a little blind? This is a clear opportunity for the people of San Bernardino County to know who and why they are voting for a judge. To return justice to where it was once denied. To someone who will protect not just the process, but the people.
To learn more about James Hosking and how you can help him win election to the bench on June 8, 2010, please go to http://www.electhosking.org/index.html