The Convoluted case of Dillon Malanga
Today at 1:30 P.M. a young man of 15 years old will be brought up before family court at the Warren county court house in New Jersey. This is a custody hearing brought by the boy’s probation officer to remove him from his parents’ custody and make him a ward of the state. The reason? Because his parent’s refused to sign papers that would permit his information and records to be forwarded to the National Security Agency, The NSA.
Basically the position of the probation officer (Marcia Mathura) and the court is that because of his parent’s political beliefs, their membership in the Oath Keepers and the fact that they are political activists makes them unfit parents.
Dillon’s legal problems started two years ago when at the age of 13 when he stole a candy bar and was charged. Realizing he had done something wrong he pled guilty to the crime and received probation, over 350 hours of community service and a $300.00 fine which the boy paid himself out of money he has earned. But it seems all this was not good enough for his probation officer Marcia Mathura who regularly had him submit to drug testing and unannounced home inspections. She has even gone so far as publicly accusing his mother of being a drunk (She does not drink) and has now brought a custody case before the courts.
The real story here is that Dillon is being used as a pawn in the on going harassment of this family by the Hackettstown N.J police dept. and the government. Back in March of this year Dillon’s mother Pierotte Vassau was charged with a series of bogus charges, most of which have been dropped and the remainder have yet to come to trial. Dillon’s parent’s host a radio show on the internet station freethinkradio.com and have been outspoken critics of the Hackettstown board of education and the Hackettstown police dept. The family has been harassed on a almost constant and ongoing basis with police illegally coming on to their property, parking in front of their house and questioning any visitors and the laying of bogus and unfounded charges. As well as inspections and demands by Dillon’s probation officer for such things as drug testing and psychological evaluation, keep in mind this is about a 13 year old kid that stole a candy bar!
Dillon’s parents have made efforts to comply with everything that Dillon’s probation officer, Marcia Mathura has asked, but when she insisted that the parents sign a waiver that would share all of his records with the National Security Agency they refused. Her response to this was to have Dillon arrested again and bring custody hearings before Judge Robert J. Reed of the warren county court in Belvidere.
For quite some time the Hackettstown school board and his probation officer has been pressuring Dillon to sign emancipation documents against his and his parents wishes. Dillon has no wish to be emancipated from his parents as he has always felt that they have been looking after his best interests and loves them both very much. It appears this has frustrated the state’s and school board’s plans to break up this family and the current court actions prove this.
It has become clear that Dillon’s legal problems are a result of an on going harassment campaign and both Dillon and his Mother Pierotte have found it impossible to obtain adequate legal help as most lawyers they have contacted don’t seem to want to touch their cases in any way.
Sources close to the family have informed me that Dillon has been released back to his family and that the custody proceedings have been thrown out. It appears that Judge R Reed stepped up to the plate on this one and reason and sanity prevailed in his court room today. Updates to Pierotte Vassau’s still pending case will be published in a future article.
September 15, 2011 - 4:50 P.M.