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Updated: Nov 19, 2020

My whole campaign is predicated upon the fact that my mom was assaulted by my father, Mike Rinder, and for that I am seeking justice—justice for her.

I’m here with my mom today, and I wanted to demonstrate with her the lifestyle changes she's had to make because of the broken shoulder and the damage inflicted on her by Mike Rinder.

My mom explains the changes she has had to make in her life in order to cope.

Here is some of what she has said:

  • I can’t tie my shoes. So what I do is I wear slip-ons. All my shoes are slip-on shoes and that’s how I deal with that. It is not that big of a deal but it is a restriction.

  • I have tried to hold a glass or a cup in my right hand but because of the nerve damage and the other things that impinged on the entire nervous system in my right arm and the inflammation and all the other repercussions, I don't have feeling in two of my fingers. So the glass or cup slips and breaks. I only use paper cups now with lids on—for everything.

  • Common everyday things like brushing your teeth. I had to actually learn how to do—I’m right-so I had to teach myself and train my left hand, to one degree or another, to do certain things. I had to figure out how to brush my teeth with my left hand.

  • Putting on makeup—or I don’t or very minimal because I can't do it.

  • And I wear contact lenses. And that I've been able to learn how to do with my left hand only. Numerous times they fell on the floor and I have to do it again. But that's how I do it. That’s how I live.

  • One of the very common things I can’t do, which my friends help me with is, for example open a bottle of Gatorade. It’s been pretty hot this summer. I literally, even with my left hand, I cannot open a bottle. I can’t open anything actually. So I have to go to someone else and ask them, “Could you please open this for me,” which they do. And then I keep it open.

  • I have done photography most of my life. And I could not any longer lift or press a shutter on a camera. I literally don’t have the strength and it’s shaking. I tried tripods and various things. It just doesn’t work. So that’s something that just got taken away from me which is that pleasure of doing things that I like to do. In addition to the pain.

  • I cannot put my arm up on a desk and leave it there because it doesn’t go that high so I have lots of clipboards to use if I need to write something with my hand or sign something or write a letter or a birthday card. I pull my clipboard and slide it under my hand because I cannot move my fingers. And even so, after a few minutes my arm stops working because it goes numb. So I write intermittently. But that’s how I do it.

  • When I type I have a computer. I’ve used a computer right-handed forever until this. So that was a big challenge and it took quite a long time to learn to use my left hand, and I even learned to somewhat type with my left hand only. I switched to a left-handed mouse. And luckily I am a touch typist so that assists.

  • To do my laundry I have to have one of my friends carry my laundry down to be done and get assistance in that.

  • There’s certain food I can't cut so a friend will cut my food and things like that are now sort of my routine.

  • So I’m coping day to day. I can’t lift a box. Opening doors is horrific. If the door itself and the way the door handle is doesn't accommodate my left hand, I use my feet. That’s how I do doors.

That is plenty to endure. And the pain. The pain where Mike Rinder attacked my mom on my forearm and tore out a piece of it, she has scars that if they go in the sun they’re so delicate they start bubbling.

My mom’s arm is constantly swollen. My mom’s shoulder is constantly swollen.

I can’t express how much it hurts her during the day, every day, in addition to the rotator cuff damage and all of that when Mike Rinder pulled her bones he also pulled her shoulder blade. So my mom’s right shoulder blade is also out of alignment and the damage is permanent too. So that causes her a lot of pain and I have to say, she spends too much time just in grief, because it’s hurting her so much every day. And this comes after years of trying to get her arm to even move again, having the operation, doing intense physical therapy for a long time. So that itself—it has been just a long train of pain.

I think that sums it up. This is not right.

Mike Rinder, my father and her husband for thirty plus years, did this and as you can see there's a lot of pain because of his domestic violence attack.

And that pain is caused by Mike Rinder and we're coping and enjoying life but that doesn't mean that he can get away with it.

Thank you.

This is Taryn with Justice4mom.

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“Unarmed assault. Husband forcefully grabbed her by the arm.” Paramedic Report

I wanted to once again go over the fateful day when the attack on my mother happened. I did not expect to see what I saw that day. I really didn’t. It was a complete shock to me that it happened and that I would be witnessing my father, Mike Rinder, assaulting and abusing my mother, physically and mentally.

What happened, in a nutshell, is he grabbed her arms and was forcibly holding her to the point of cracking her shoulder and causing nerve damage. He gouged her flesh and some of the flesh was removed from her arms. He screamed profanities at her, held her down with the strongest grip that he could, so she couldn’t move, and actually so he could break her shoulder, essentially, and hurt her arm. After that happened, of course, she needed medical attention.

A paramedic came and treated my mom. And the paramedic report cited it as “Unarmed assault. Husband forcefully grabbed her by the arm.”

It was plain as day. The evidence is there. I’m an eye witness. I saw it happening.

The truth must be made known.

I want Mike Rinder to tell the truth about it. And I don’t want him to have an excuse to continue to act like and fake that nothing happened, when my mom is living in pain for the rest of her life.

Thank you for listening.

This is Taryn with Justice4mom.

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The results of Mike Rinder’s Abuse

My mom is 5' 4", she’s a small woman. Mike Rinder, my father, was in a rage when he grabbed her and put his body weight and pressure onto her body. This broke her shoulder—fractured the bones—and then caused nerve damage. There were also flesh wounds. The majority of the damage was to her right arm. That was where the break occurred.

The flesh wounds got infected and other ramifications happened. She’s damaged for life.

A renowned orthopedic surgeon that not only saw my mother but actually performed the operation on her, said “It was some fairly significant force placed on that extremity,” which would have been her arm, “which would cause a fair amount of pain and discomfort.” He went on to say, “a 10 out of 10 on the pain level.”

And, “it can be somewhat controlled with medications but is something that is probably at this point, it’s a permanent disability that will always be there with her and it’s difficult to predict whether or not it will eventually resolve or will always be there.”

At this point, it will always be there because it’s now been even a couple years since the doctor made this statement, and she’s still in pain every single day.

I will continue to do anything I can to ease my mother’s discomfort and pain but it’s going to be a disability she has for the rest of her life. And I will support her for sure, for as long as it takes. That’s not even a question.

But I implore that the harassment and hate against her and me and my family by Mike Rinder and anybody that supports him, ends. It needs to end.

Thank you very much and I really appreciate you being there.

This is Taryn with justice4mom.

Domestic violence is its own pandemic

Expose the truth.

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