Gina and Doug Dahlen’s Defense

June 11, 2016

Gina and Doug Dahlen, the owner’s of White Horse Ranch in Herman, Minnesota are attempting to use as their criminal defense that the Rucki Girls could have left the ranch at any time. In the ’70s, Patty Hearst later diagnosed with Stockholm Syndrome could have left the Synbionese Liberation Army (SLA) too.

Meanwhile, at Cashwise Grocery stores in Minneapolis, the Rucki girls photos were appearing on grocery bags in the nationwide search for the girls in this Teenager Family Abduction.

The more likely story is that the girls’ mother, Sandra Rucki was calling the girls from her secretive location using prepaid phone cards. She would be telling them to stay in hiding for the cause. She would promise more media coverage and potential television interviews. These minors much like Patty Hearst most likely had Stockholm Syndrome and it is unlikely that Gina and Doug Dahlen were innocent bystanders.

What is mystifying about these proclaimed child protectionists is that they are ironically not assigning any responsibility to supporters of their cause. There should be higher standards and better judgment for so called protective parents. It is irresponsible for anyone to represent Gina and Doug Dahlen as victims in this case. They need to be held culpable in this Teenager Family Abduction.

Stockholm Syndrome – Definition

“Stockholm syndrome, or capture-bonding, is a psychological phenomenon in which hostages express empathy and sympathy and have positive feelings toward their captors, sometimes to the point of defending and identifying with the captors.” – Wikipedia

Stockholm Syndrome – Patty Hearst

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Patti Hearst with an Assault Rifle in Hand Robbing a San Francisco Bank in 1974  – Hearst’s Defense Attorney Asserted She Had Stockholm Syndrome (Photo: FBI)

The 19-year-old American newspaper heiress Patty Hearst was kidnapped and held hostage by the Synbionese Liberation Army (SLA) in 1974. She appeared to develop sympathy with her captors and joined in a robbery. She was eventually caught and received a prison sentence.

Sources:

What is Stockholm Syndrome? by Kathryn Wescott (BBC News Magazine, 08-22-13)

Stockholm syndrome (Wikipedia)

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Breaking: Faye Ku Arrested in Mexico – Children Found!

February 13, 2016
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Faye Ku – Arrested Parental Kidnapper

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has announced that the search for Sage Cook, 15 and Isaac Cook, 9 has ended. Authorities located them in safe condition in Mexico’s Sinaloa state. They were returned to their custodial father and stepmother of Bellevue, Washington. The parents were “reunified” with the children in Mexico.

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Wikpedia: Sinaloa, Mexico

The felony warrant for custodial interference was issued by King County Superior Court in the state of Washington on September 3, 2015 for Faye Hsin-I Ku, 41 years of age. A federal arrest warrant was issued on January 19, 2016 by the United States District Court, Western District of Washington, after Faye Ku was charged with international parental kidnapping. An additional federal complaint and arrest warrant was issued on February 12, 2016 by the United States District Court, Central District of California.

Investigators believed Faye Ku crossed the border illegally from San Diego to Tijuana with the three children on August 29, 2016. The FBI’s legal Attache office in Mexico City pursued a series of leads to identify the location and passed information to Mexican officials, who took prompt action, assuring the safety of the children.

The FBI’s Seattle Division and Legat Mexico City coordinated the deportation of Faye Ku was the Mexican Authorities. The National Institute of Migration (INM) officers accompanied Ku to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) where she was taken into federal custody. She is expected to appear in U.S. District Court on February 16 2016 in Los Angeles.

There were a number of law enforcement organizations involved in the recovery of the Cook boys. The law enforcement resources and legal costs in these cases is usually hundreds of thousands of dollars. Here is the list from the FBI’s press release.

“This six-month international kidnapping investigation by the FBI’s Seattle Division comes to a positive conclusion due to the efforts made by and extraordinary partnerships with Legat Mexico City, INM, the FBI’s Los Angeles Division. The FBI’s Seattle Division also worked closely with the Bellevue Police Department and the Lakewood Station of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department—who both initiated the investigation—and with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Western District of Washington, and the King County Prosecutor’s Office, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Central District of California.”

[Read More from the FBI’s Press Release]

Editor’s Note:

  •  On behalf of the Family Abduction Community, I want to express our happiness for the recovering family. Their persistence and willingness to work with the media in their search to find their children is commendable.
  •  With so many different domestic and international jurisdictions involved, law enforcement deserves credit for working together to swiftly and decisively recover these children. In so many other cases, they allow the abducting parent to fight extradition and the kidnapped children end up in foster care. They simply observed the custody order of the custodial parents and allowed the recovering family to be rightfully reunified with their children.
  • The Global Media including Newsweek (Max Kutner), the Seattle Post Intelligence (Levi Pulkkinen), the Los Angeles Times  (Hailey Branson-Potts) responsibly ran stories to assist the FBI and this family in the recovery of these children.
  • There is no information yet on what assistance Faye Ku received, to hide in Sinaloa State of Mexico. We hope law enforcement like in the Sandra Rucki Case will also charge any third party co-conspirators.
  • Safe Kids International, the organization run by non-custodial mother Cindy Dumas who also kidnapped her children wrote on September 5, 2015 “If You See Them Do NOT Contact Authorities!” She asks her 10K followers to help them. She believes it is impossible to “abduct” or kidnap a 14-year old. The fact of the matter is in Teenager Family Abduction Cases, no one really knows what this mother told her child to keep him from contacting his dad and step mom, his friends and his grandparents. As we’ve seen in other cases, the emotional abuse inflicted by this protective mom on her son is horrific. We would hope that law enforcement monitors the activity of Cindy Dumas and her supporters.
  • Another agenda of the Protective Parent Movement is against joint custody and coparenting. Cindy Dumas states in the Newsweek article: “Mothers who are the primary nurturer of their children should retain primary custody.” These mothers want maternal sole custody. There are those that believe that these protective parents will do anything including commit an act of civil disobedience to gain custody. So in this case, the belief is that Faye Ku ha a license to forge a custody order.
  • We are certain that these children will undergo Reunification Therapy receiving the best of the best treatment for the trauma inflicted on them from the kidnapping. The victim children have to have some form of Stockholm Syndrome. Unfortunately, there is very little research done in this area and these minor’s health records will be protected like it should be.
  • We would like to see the media remove the photos of these children or at the very least blur out their faces now that they are recovered. I would seriously doubt these boys are interested the TV Talk Show Circuit like the Wolferts Sisters.

 


Do the Wolferts Sisters Have Stockholm Syndrome?

February 2, 2016

“Stockholm syndrome, or capture-bonding, is a psychological phenomenon in which hostages express empathy and sympathy and have positive feelings toward their captors, sometimes to the point of defending and identifying with the captors.”

After a Family Abduction recovery, parental kidnapping victims usually go to reunification therapy with their custodial parent as recommended by the Department of Justice. In these cases the arrested parental kidnapper will use news and social media as a new forum to deprive her former spouse of his custodial rights. Since the protective mom will most likely claim the “Necessity Defense” as her criminal defense, the desperate defendant will levy ever single possible allegation against her former spouse. She will also claim that the United States Court System and Criminal Justice System were unable to deliver her desired results. As part of this defense, she will also need to prove that she exhausted all her legal remedies before fleeing and her belief to protect her children were reasonable.

To protect her teenage children from testifying against her, she will also do everything to ensure independent professional therapists are not allowed to evaluate the children. So in the Wolferts Sisters case, the mother had months in which she held her teenage daughters hostage. The daughters were no doubt not allowed to attend school like most teenagers and were kept off social media and the Internet. In these cases, many would say it is likely the daughters have Stockholm Syndrome in being loyal to their mother, the accused kidnapper.

The Wolferts Sisters may also have been kept underground in hiding with their promise to make them Kardashian or Jerry Springer Celebs on the Internet or TV Talk Show Circuit. Their lone appearance was on Dr. Phil in a video. Unfortunately, as we have seen in other Parental Kidnapping Cases, Hollywood is really not interested in the divorce/custody shows. The TV Talk Shows are not interested in these parental kidnapping or custody battle stories. Besides, these protective moms never make good reality TV stars with their narcissist borderline pathogenic parenting. So now the Wolferts Sisters will need to decide how they move forward with their lives. It certainly doesn’t sound like the TV Talk Show Circuit is their next stop. Their older sister got married at a young age just like her mother.  Will they follow in that path too or is now the time to be thinking about College.

 


Stockholm Syndrome?

December 8, 2015
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CBS 48 Hours Interviews Young Adult with Stockholm Syndrome

CBS 48 Hours Journalist Liza Finley and Ryan Smith may have done one of the first interviews of an International Family Abduction kidnap victim with Stockholm Syndrome. Samantha Geldenhuys/Savanna Todd, the young America-Australian woman who was kidnapped by her mother Dorothy “Lee” Barnett was interviwed in this episode of CBS 48 Hours. There are a growing number of comments in social media believing that she has Stockholm Syndrome. The belief is that she expresses empathy and sympathy for her captor/kidnapper mother to the point of defending and indentifying with her. Dorothy Lee Barnett was convicted of felony parental kidnapping. Her step-brother, Reese Geldenhuys who has coincidently changed his name from Reese Geldenhuys to Reese Barnett was also interviewed.

Stockholm Syndrome – Definition

“Stockholm syndrome, or capture-bonding, is a psychological phenomenon in which hostages express empathy and sympathy and have positive feelings toward their captors, sometimes to the point of defending and identifying with the captors.” – Wikipedia

Stockholm Syndrome – Patty Hearst

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Patti Hearst with an Assault Rifle in Hand Robbing a San Francisco Bank in 1974  – Hearst’s Defense Attorney Asserted She Had Stockholm Syndrome (Photo: FBI)

The 19-year-old American newspaper heiress Patty Hearst was kidnapped and held hostage by the Synbionese Liberation Army (SLA) in 1974. She appeared to develop sympathy with her captors and joined in a robbery. She was eventually caught and received a prison sentence.

Sources:

What is Stockholm Syndrome? by Kathryn Wescott (BBC News Magazine, 08-22-13)

Stockholm syndrome (Wikipedia)

Editor’s Note: Since her mother was arrested, we believed this young adult has had Stockholm Syndrome. Had she been found before she was 18 years old, she would have gone through reunification therapy with her custodial father. We believe in these Family Abduction Cases, when the chid is kidnapped at a young age, the kidnapping victim should receive therapy for conditions like Stockholm Syndrome.

We also believe it was irresponsible journalism for Liza Finley and Ryan Smith to interview these young-adults. We do not belive they have received the treatment they should have received after a family abduction. Their story appears to be sympathetic toward the kidnapper with no respect for the victims in this case. We expect better from CBS. However, if any good could come from this, social scientists can study this interview and learn from it.