Walk in the Onondaga County Courthouse – Dec 1999

Right now I have been walking the 1st floor corridors of the Onondaga County Courthouse from 2-4 PM daily, Monday-Friday (please come this week (6-10 Dec!).  The goal is to eventually get some media attention which will then encourage official action. I carry a small sign and follow the following guidelines:

  • I am silent during my walk and only speak to people who approach me first (not interfering with Courthouse operation or harassing anyone there).   If someone asks me something I stop and answers their question.  Usually the question is “What are you doing?” — my answer, “I lost custody of my Son, all I wanted was equal custody and I ended up with nothing … I’m trying to get someone to investigate what happened.”

  • At times I have been the “butt” of jokes by staff or other people.  I just smile and keep walking (always treat people with courtesy, follow guidelines of Civil Disobedience).

  • If there is a crowd I just wait my turn to get through.  If someone is coming the other way, I give way.

  • My sign is small and simple. No political statement. Just a picture of hme and Dom and the message: I LOVE DOM.  There is also a small URL to the Kids Right web site.

If you would like to join  in the walk:

  • WHERE – Follow this link for an on-line map. If you can get their early, you can meet me in the Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception at 1:30 PM daily.  Right across Columbus Circle from the Court House.   It is within a block of the Civic Center/War Memorial which are big landmarks.

  • WHEN – I take a bus downtown and you can find me in the Cathedral at about 1:30PM.  I walk over to the Court House at about 2PM and start walking around the Family Court Floor until about 4 PM.  You can come at any other time, and stay for as long or short as you like. I believe the building is open from 8AM – 5PM.

  • HOW – Follow the guidelines above.  Bring a small sign, again just a small photo and a message of love.  Keep at least a half corridor distance apart. Be POLITE with everyone.

  • WHY – The goal is to eventually get some media attention which will then encourage public intereset and official action.