Bill Text - PET2 (2011)

A petition for redress of grievance on behalf of Elena Katz, Arnold Goodman, and Eleanor Goodman.

Revision: Sept. 19, 2011, midnight





TO: The Honorable House of Representatives

FROM: Petitioner Representative Daniel Itse, Rock. 9

DATE: March 31, 2011

SUBJECT: Grievance of Elena Katz, Arnold Goodman, and Their Daughter

Your Petitioner, Representative Itse on behalf of Elena Katz, Arnold Goodman, and their daughter, hereinafter presents the following summary of their grievance against the State of New Hampshire, Rockingham County Attorneys Office and invokes the constitutional authority and duty of the Honorable House of Representatives pursuant to Articles 31 and 32 of the New Hampshire Constitution to bring about redress:

Elena Katz (Elena) and Arnold Goodman (Arnold) were accused of child abuse by Timberlane School District after reporting that Timberlane had continued to receive special education funding for their daughter while Elena and Arnold were homeschooling their daughter. The case was determined unfounded by the division of children, youth, and families (DCYF) and Elena and Arnold moved to Massachusetts with their daughter. Rockingham County has since made kidnapping charges against Elena Katz and Arnold Goodman using the divorce statutes despite the fact that Elena and Arnold have never been married. In the process of Rockingham County pursuing these charges, the State of New Hampshire took guardianship of their daughter. These charges have been refused by the Rockingham County Superior Court several times, after which they have been altered and pursued again repeatedly. Their daughter has been held in Crotched Mountain Nursing Home where, as a consequence of her medications, she has since suffered permanent kidney failure.

Wherefore, your Petitioner prays that the House of Representatives consider this proposed remedy:

Elena and Arnold will be made whole if they are compensated for the cost of defending themselves against the specious charges of kidnapping their own daughter. Their daughter will be made as whole as practically possible if the State of New Hampshire provides all of her medical care regarding treatment for kidney failure including kidney transplant should it be available.

Respectfully submitted by Petitioner Representative Itse on Behalf of Elena Katz, Arnold Goodman, and their daughter.


Rep. Comerford, Rock. 9