The Rules for Practice and Procedure for the West Virginian Family Court states:
If a family court has reasonable cause to suspect any minor child involved in family court proceedings has been abused or neglected, that family court shall immediately report the suspected abuse or neglect to the state child protective services agency, pursuant to W. Va. Code §§ 49-6A-2, and the circuit court.
In the case of the minor children of Lt. Col Joel Kirk and his wife, Tina Taylor Kirk, Judge Jackson had clear evidence that the children were being abused by their mother. This evidence included eyewitness testimony from outside the family, the testimony of the children, the report of the guardian Ad litem appointed by the court and court appointed psychologists.
All of the evidence, including video and audio recordings, demonstrated the fact that Tina Taylor Kirk was an abusive alcoholic who engaged in an unrelenting pattern of physical, emotional and psychological abuse of her children.
Judge Jackson reviewed all this evidence and subsequently ruled to deliver both children from that marriage into the custody of their abuser.
Judge Jackson even went as far as ordering that the video evidence of Tina Taylor Kirk's child abuse be gagged and withheld from further viewing by authorities.
It is incumbent on the West Virginia House of Delegates to investigate this case of failed judicial responsibility and depraved indifference by Judge Lori B Jackson and to hold an impeachment vote regarding her misconduct.