From the beginning the Clara Harris “murder by Mercedes” case–wherein a Texas woman garnered widespread sympathy after killing her husband as his daughter begged her not to kill her father–has been a textbook example of our society’s noxious mix of anti-male feminism and anti-male male chivalry. Incredibly, last week the murderess was granted joint custody of her twin five year-old boys. The ruling validates what fathers’ and children’s advocates have been saying for years–when it comes to children, many courts believe that mothers can do no wrong.
Glenn discussed the Harris case with the private detective who knows it best–Bobbi Bacha of Blue Moon Investigations, the agency which Clara hired to spy on her husband. Joining Glenn and Bobbi on His Side with Glenn Sacks on Sunday, September 28 was family law attorney Jeff Leving, author of Fathers’ Rights: Hard-hitting and Fair Advice for Every Father Involved in a Custody Dispute.
His Side with Glenn Sacks can be heard on KRLA 870 AM in Los Angeles and KKOL AM 1300 in Seattle Sundays at 11 PM.
Bacha exposed little known information collected by Blue Moon Investigations which indicated that Clara murdered David not out of jealousy but because he “had something on her,” and that the murder of David may not have been the first one Clara was involved in.
Bacha criticized the avalanche of media and public sympathy which Clara received before, during and after the murder trial. She detailed Clara’s sham “betrayed wife” histrionics and noted that the media covered up solid evidence which showed that Clara was also having an affair at the time of the murder. She blasted David Harris’ parents for supporting Clara during the trial and betraying David’s daughter Lindsey.
Leving, one of America’s most prominent family law attorneys, explained that the Harris decision is indicative of pro-mother, anti-father gender bias in family courts and that, were the genders reversed, a convicted murderer would never have been awarded joint custody. Drawing upon his experiences representing fathers in one of America’s largest law firms, Leving criticized the family courts for not respecting the bonds between fathers and their children.
To learn more about the Clara Harris case, see Glenn’s columns “In Defense of David Harris” (LewRockwell.com, 3/4/03) and “Convicted Murderess Can Get Custody but Decent Fathers Can’t” (Houston Chronicle, 9/19/03).