Saturday, June 23, 2007
Another victim of legalized kidnapping. Her mother's comments to the video:
This is my very first video. I made it for my daughter and used the song, "In My Daughters Eyes", by Martina McBride. I made this in hopes of bringing to light a national travesty with the DCF/CPS (Department of Children and Families/Child Protective Services)...I hope this sheds some light on the problems that happen each day within this "government sanctioned" agency and how they have the power to rip apart a family with false allegations and the injustice they perform against "Free" citizens of the US...Please Comment... (more)
Friday, June 22, 2007
From the photographs, Marcus Fiesel looked happy, a child full of mischief.
But Marcus' life was anything but idyllic away from the camera's lens.
Six days after the boy's foster parents were hauled off to jail, charged with killing him in a crime so chilling it stunned the region, the clearest picture yet of the 3-year-old is emerging.
At age 1, he lived in a flea-infested home that reeked of mold and feces.
More than once, police had come to the house when Marcus' mother, Donna Trevino, called to complain that her boyfriend was hitting her or threatening to.
On one visit, the house smelled so bad that police asked Trevino where the animals were.
There weren't any, she told them.
Police were so concerned about the mass of flea bites covering the arms and legs of Marcus' 9-year-old brother, Michael, that they strongly suggested the family move.
By the time Marcus was 2, police were still responding to domestic problems at his mother's home. During a visit on Sept. 29, 2005, they found severe bruising on Marcus' left buttock.
Police weren't the only ones worried.
Child welfare workers were investigating complaints from Trevino about physical abuse, too, reports show.
As he approached his third birthday, a foster family in Clermont County offered Marcus a safe, new life away from the turmoil with his mom.
That's not how things turned out.
Last week, Liz and David Carroll Jr. were accused of pinning the small boy's arms behind his back, wrapping him in a blanket and encasing his slight form in tape. They wrapped him like a mummy in a small 5-by-7-foot closet with a fan and took off for a family reunion in Kentucky, police say. The temperature was in the high 80s and low 90s.
He was dead when they returned.
In life, Marcus hardly had a chance.
In death, he captivated the hearts of thousands of strangers.
In death, he's changing the way the state handles foster-care placements.
In death, a park will be named after him.
HIS SMILE IS GONE
The sparkle in Marcus' eyes was extinguished sometime during the first weekend in August, authorities say.
Left alone in the closet over two days, Marcus' cries turned to whimpers, his breathing grew shallow, he closed his eyes and finally died, authorities say.
To look back at the life of Marcus is to look at a life of contrasts.
He was born to a mother who ran away from home as a young teenager.
Born Donna Fiesel, Trevino married young. She's had three children by three different men.
None of the fathers has anything to do with their children.
From South Carolina, it's unclear how or why she ended up in Middletown just a few years ago.
Marcus is the second of the three kids. At the time of his death, he had the developmental skills of a youngster half his age.
Still, he had every bit the spirit of a 3-year-old.
He loved Bob the Builder. He loved bubbles. His favorite pillow had pink and white stripes.
Trevino's friends say Marcus was autistic.
Before living with the Carrolls, he was enrolled in a school for special needs children.
Marcus also loved flowers.
Neighbor Tammy Rosenbaum brought three tulips bulbs to Marcus' Grime Street home this year. The family planted them near the back porch.
Rosenbaum remembered that Marcus would reach his hand through the fence, snake it through the bushes and dutifully pluck the heads off the tulips to give his mother.
Other times he would press his face against the fence so Rosenbaum's miniature pinscher Smokey could cover his face with wet kisses.
"He was just so sweet," said Rosenbaum, who often caught Marcus peering at her from his bedroom window only to duck when their eyes met or she waved to him. "He was just an awesome little guy."
Latest update 8/10/07 http://www.wdtn.com/Global/story.asp?S=6890935
Anyone can call and you can lose your children. For this woman, the refrigerator broke and the heat went out, the landlord was there when DCF arrived and said the problem would be corrected, but they took her children away because they said her son was in an "unhealthy environment." Her eighteen month old child was placed in 3 different foster homes, suffered hypothermia, caught chicken pox, bite marks, cigarette burns, and then struck by foster parent - at only 18 months old. There are hundreds of people this is happening to, and the children are suffereing.
This page is in memory of children died of neglect or abuse while under the care of the social service agencies! Many died suspiciously or from neglect. Most of their lives and deaths went unnoticed. Until now. But you likely never heard of them. The deaths of these children -- and what government agencies did or didn't do to save their lives -- Even when they die, their stories are rarely told. Those Children Were Failed by the System ! Please, don't wait for new name on this page. http://suncanaa.com/
It's 1:30am & all I hear is the tick tock from the clock
thinking about all the lies of Linda Mills is a crock.
Alone I sit & write
Living without my kids, what a fright.
It is way too quiet
Alone on this no kid diet.
I miss them everyday
Will I ever again get to see them play?
I have yet to really cry
Without them everyday I die.
My kids are my soal
Getting them back is my goal.
here is a not so nice one, I am ANGRY!
I write in pain
For CPS' gain
Because of Linda's lies
Nice things she buys.
$2000 every child, cash
Her face I want to smash!
You F&*(g B&*(
Because you took my kidsyou are rich.
I now have no job
Not only the parents you rob
With pain, my heart does throb.
How you sleep at night I do not know
After years of this you must be a pro
God knows you reep what you soe!
I will update all of you after court tonight. Keep me in your
prayers, court is today at 1:30 California time.
Mom till death
~~~permission given to pass & repost ANYWHERE, except a public bathroom in a gas
~ WHO AIDED AND ABETTED IN STEALING YOUR CHILDREN? ~
WHO CONSPIRED TO KIDNAP YOUR CHILD?
<<<<< WHO VIOLATED YOUR CIVIL RIGHTS>>>>>>>>>>>
WHO DIDNT HAVE A WARRANT TO TAKE YOUR CHILD(REN)?
WHO HAS WITNESSED THE ABUSE OR NEGLECT OF YOUR CHILD, AND NOT REPORTED IT, HAS
REQUIRED BY MANDATORY CHILD ABUSE LAWS? WHILE YOUR CHILD IS IN THE CARE OF
WHAT BAD SOCIAL WRECKER DID YOU HAVE?
THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO LET THEIR " DIRTY LITTLE SECRET BE KNOW"
I AM COMPOSING A LIST, ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS,
YOU DO NOT HAVE TO INCLUDE YOUR NAME OR EMAIL, ALL INFO PERTAINING TO YOU & YOUR
PERSONAL CASE WILL NOT BE INCLUDED.
JUST HAS THEY DO US, OUR RECORDS ARE CONFIDENTIAL TOO, NO HEARINGS FOR THEM, WE
WILL GIVE OUR OPINIONS ONLY. HAS WE HAVE LEARNED FROM THEM.
WHEN THIS LIST IS COMPLETE, I AM COPYING IT, NO MATTER HOW LONG IT IS AND HOW
MANY PERPETRATORS ARE ON IT, & SENDING IT TO EVERY STATES CAPITOL NEWSPAPERS, TO
EVERY GOVERNOR, EVERY CPS AGENCY, ( THEY WILL HAVE TO PAY FOR THEIR COPIES,
& EVERY SOCIAL WORKERS LICENSCING BOARD, SO BE HEARD, SPEAK IT, TELL THE TRUTH.
LETS SEE HOW THEY LIKE BEING PUT ON THE
HERE IS MINE
..> KNOXVILLE, TN. REFEREE IRENE B. JOSEPH
KNOXVILLE, TN. JUDGE TIM IRWIN
KNOXVILLE, TN. STACEY TURPIN (CRIPPEN) JUVENILE CASE MANAGER
KNOXVILLE, TN. ATTORNEY JOSEPH FRANCIS DELLA-RODOLFA
COURT APPOINTED GUARDIAN AD LITEM
KNOXVILLE, TN. CHILDREN SERVICES WORKER BIANCA HUBBARD
KNOXVILLLE, TN. CHILDRENS SERVICES SUPERVISOR FREDA DILLS
KNOXVILLE, TN. ATTORNEY FOR FATHER CHARLES CHILDS
SB 39 seeks to protect the children who come into contact with Child Protective Services and the foster care system from death due to abuse and neglect; such deaths currently number about 100 per year. SB 39 would provide greater protection and prevention strategies for these children by making the documents compiled during abuse investigations, as well as those created after a death, available for analysis and education by stakeholders who want to improve the way children are protected under these systems.
SB 348 seeks to close the equity gap between youth within the foster care system and youth supported by their families. More specifically, SB 348 extends the age of emancipation of foster youth from age 18 to the age of 2l and sets the goal of establishing a Transitional Guardianship Program to help foster youth become more self-sufficient as they transition into adulthood.
Saturday, June 16, 2007
by Melinda Pillsbury-Foster
Today we are becoming used to the tapes on line that show grieving relatives holding up the body parts of tiny children, killed in a war thought up by Bush and Company as a means of securing the untapped oil supplies from around the world that their Core Constituents have not managed to acquire by other means. Human life means nothing to those in power. Divorced from human emotion in their insular and privileged world, they can look at 'populations' and determine how people can best be used to help power their policies and profit. Using the medium created through 'family law' government, and through them the same Core Constituencies, have asserted ownership of our persons and our children. Families all over the United States are struggling to fight back.
Greg and Melissa Pound live in Largo, Florida in a four bedroom, two bath house. Their children used to live with them; no more. The Pound's children were happy and healthy before DCF entered their lives. On a day more than two years ago now an accident took place. It could have happened to any of us. That accident was reported in an article written by Robert Hurt, a local man who has become involved in their cause.
Greg's sister Diane had come to visit and brought her white German Shepherd-like dog. They kept the dog outside, but Diane brought the dog inside to escape the rain. Greg had taken the 3 older children with him to run some errands. Melissa had lain their two-week baby on their large bed, left the room, and closed the door behind her. Greg's sister went into the bedroom a few minutes later to check on the baby, then left the bedroom, leaving the door ajar. A few minutes later Melissa went into the living room and found the baby lying on the rug, with the dog lying in front of the baby. The baby was not crying."
The baby had not been attacked; the dog was evidently trying to protect it but in carrying it had left teeth marks on the baby's head. Horrified, the mother called the paramedics, something that any of us might have done. But in this case and in increasing numbers of cases across the country, what plays out is a clever means for converting a cost center, social services, in this case DCF, into a profit generator.
American children and their families are being converted into cash. The means used by the ugly combination of government and corporate (corporament) interests is called by various names across the country, but in Pinellas County, Florida, the violations of America's original vision for the autonomy of individuals comes from the Department of Children and Family (DCF), with such as the Pinellas County Sheriff's Deputies, helping the Pinellas Court there converting the DCF into a profit center that steals, maims and kills.
The Pounds have struggled for over two years to get their children back. They are not alone. All over the country parents are fighting a war that gets as little publicity as the one being waged on returning American service people, the war on the environment and the war on our right to free and open elections. This goes to the principle of war that says you should divide the potential opposition and make it impossible for them to unite and fight back.
The children taken from homes ring the cash register for such as Tom Delay, who was an early investor in "foster homes" in Texas. Children from such homes can disappear, never to be seen again. The lucky ones are sold to adopting families who really want them. The fate of others we may never know. How the money is generated is efficient and clever.
Foster children are scheduled for appointments with physicians and other professionals who file paperwork to be paid while the services are never rendered. Children in foster care experience increasing health problems. Greg and Melissa's kids, healthy when they were taken, supposedly taken to doctors 70 times now suffer from neglect, ringworms, lice, and numerous other complaints.
The kids in Iraq and Lebanon died quickly, for the most part. Our children are dying slowly. Those that survive will come out of a shattering childhood largely uneducated. Their likely career path will be into a militry that will then be dependent on the draft, now beginning, or into the criminal justice system, which is itself yet another profit generator for Corporament. Some will escape, through change, sheer ability, or luck. Most will not.
Tomorrow, September 7th, the Pounds will be back in court struggling to keep their parental rights intact. Representing themselves, they will most likely lose that battle as well.
Fascism is the merger of corporate interests with government. We can thank the NeoCons for the latest incarnation of that system here in America, but for the appetite and habits that grew it to its present size we can thank both major political parties. The NeoCons optimized the efficiency of the system; liberals birthed it with the best of intentions. If one of them had done the right thing with the power and resources with which both were entrusted today our families would not be at risk and the world would not hate us.
The road to Hell is paved with good intentions; greed just paints the line down the middle.
We need to understand the full extent of the problems, see the common strategy that optimizes the profits and control for the Corporament, and take the necessary steps to return to America's original mission statement, never yet realized.
The mistake took place at the time the US Constitution was written and ratified. The Founders did not have a right to compromise on the very simple guidelines laid out. Those were:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. -- That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed..."
Personally, I hereby withdraw consent. These people are not acting for me, not in Pinella, Florida and not in Iraq. Now, how to build out an alternative infrastructure.
Many Americans have confronted problems and accomplished amazing things in the face of untenable conditions. Government, the tool that does not work, has many alternatives.
The Children's Aid Society was founded in 1853 by Charles Loring Brace and a group of social reformers at a time when orphan asylums and almshouses were the only "social services" available for poor and homeless children.
It worked. Today Corporament would make sure it did not happen. The Corporament assets that families, and children, belong to them. That needs to be changed.
Family law can be moved back into the control of individuals. By doing so most of the problems will be solved and the costs drastically reduced for all of us. Many good, decent people are moving in that direction spontaneously. One of those people is a Catholic law professor, the father of seven, who believes in what he calls True Marriage.
Stephen Safranek believes in his mission, which is to return control of marriage to those marrying. That is one of the battles that must be fought.
The bottom line is individuals deciding for themselves, taking the responsibility and being accountable. That was the original Mission Statement.
We need to do this for children here, children in Iraq and Lebanon, and children yet unborn who will come into this world to suffer only death if we delay.
The Pounds in Florida and other families across the country are ready to take action. David Griscom in New Mexico is fighting for clean elections as is Sophie di Vries in California. Stephen Safranek is fighting for our rights through the courts. Soon, Americans will be fighting a draft that will take their children to fight corporamental wars across the globe.
Instead of ghettoizing the arenas where each of us is fighting to retain or restore a small part of our inherent rights, we need to come together; know what is happening and why so that everyone we talk to can see and understand the larger picture.
Anyone fighting the Corporament is fighting for all of us.
Are you ready? Together, we can do anything. Time to reboot starting where ever you are today.
by John Hitchcock
June is a milestone month for many high school seniors, celebrating graduation, taking senior trips and preparing for college. At the same time, 20,000 foster care youth age out of or emancipate from foster care each year. Of those youth, one-fifth or 4,000 youth, who turn 18 and graduate from high school live in California, leave the foster care system with little to no support, and 65% of these youth do so without a place to live.
Many of these youth with histories of abuse and neglect never reunite with their families or find alternative permanent homes. Forty percent of emancipated foster youth become homeless within three years. In Los Angeles and Alameda counties, 50% of emancipated youth will be homeless within six months, according to Covenant House of California.
Unfortunately, youth who emancipate from foster care face disproportionately higher rates of unemployment, incarceration, substance abuse, non-marital childbirth, lower education attainment, dependence on public assistance, and other high-risk behaviors. Unlike those high school graduates who have a family support system, emancipated foster youth lack the encouragement, self-esteem, protection and financial support that accompany family life.
Staff at nonprofit organizations and foundations along with elected officials are working together to reduce the risk factors for foster youth who face a challenging transition to adulthood. Programs such as Hillsides Youth Moving On, a transitional living program that provides quality, affordable housing to twenty former foster youth who are eligible, are helping them transition into adulthood successfully.
Initiating legislation to combat the grim futures for foster youth, United States Senator Barbara Boxer has introduced the Foster Care Continuing Opportunities Act, which would provide federal funding to States to continue providing essential foster care services such as food, housing, and legal services to youth over the age of 18, which are currently inaccessible to young adults aging out of foster care.
Online resources like www.fyi3.com is a national network for foster children and youth providing a wealth of information to help prepare them for emancipation. Another source is United Friends of the Children, www.unitedfriends.org that provides advice and tips for former foster youth. Life skills are essential in preparing foster youth and www.caseylifeskills.org has assessments and tools to help them out.
For emancipated foster youth graduating from high school, June is a milestone month--a month that marks the end of their foster care journey and the beginning of a daunting transition to adulthood as the statistics indicate. Their primary concern after graduation is to find a roof over their heads. As adults we can make a difference to ease this transition for foster youth. The resources mentioned are a great starting point to do just that.
As a licensed clinical social worker, John Hitchcock is the executive director of Hillsides, a Pasadena charity that creates safe places for children in foster care living in its residential treatment center and prevents the cycle of abuse for children at risk and their families. Hitchcock is an expert on child welfare issues and has a blog, http://www.createsafeplaces.blogspot.com, addressing foster care and child advocacy issues. To learn m
Once you do that, your state's open meeting laws kick in. You can tape record, video tape, with any recording device. Be prepared to have her say no, but she is not telling the truth. If you tell me what state, I will get the law for you to have handy to give to her. You should also have your lawyer with you when you meet with her. If you do not have a lawyer, you should have a witness.
Why does she want in to your apartment? Have you signed any safety/treatment plans already?
Social workers must respect the constitutional rights of parents mandated under federal law. They must tell you the allegations against you. And, even with a policeman, they cannot break into your apartment unless they have a warrant. They will say its an emergency to remove your child. If they do come with a policeman, you should have your video camera on. You should ask them for their warrant or Court Order. You have them pass it through the window. You then call the court to make sure it is valid - a Judge will have had to sign it. You then tell them you need to fax a copy to your attorney. If they attempt to pull the exigent circumstances (meaning your child in peril of life and limb), you then bring your child to the window, with the tape on and say, you can see, the child is fine so there is no emergency. Then, you ask them to leave if they do not have the order. If they do have the order, you tell them they'll have to wait outside in their cars until your attorney arrives because they do not have your permission to enter, since there is no
emergency, until he is there.
If the policeman starts to break in, be sure to video-tape the entire incident.
Friday, June 15, 2007
The radical news organizations (NBC & CBS News ;-) investigate and find that kids, including toddlers (!) are being given powerful psychotropic drugs in order to manage their behavior. Instead of providing human care, we are drugging these children because it is cheaper (in the short term, but not the long term) and because it is very lucrative for the pharmaceutical companies.For more videos about this topic, see http://www.yoism.org/?q=node/234 and http://www.yoism.org/?q=node/120
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
I took my video camera to a Foster Care Alumni meeting and asked seven foster kids to tell me about there experiences in Child Protective Services while wards of the state.
One thing they all had in common was massive over drugging with psychiatric drugs.
Child placement agencies, foster parents, RTCs (Residential Treatment Centers) and Therapeutic Foster Homes get paid a certain amount of money each day for taking care of a foster child. The amount of money they get paid depends on a level of care system. The more difficult the child or the more problems that child has, the more money you get.
A child at the basic level of care is worth about 17 dollars a day where as a child in the highest level of care could be worth as much as a 1000 dollars a day. This puts the incentive on diagnosing children with behavior problems to justify raising their level of care. A child on psychiatric drugs is worth more than a child without problems.
It is not uncommon for a foster child to be placed on many different psychotropic drugs at the same time. Some investigations have found children on as many as 13 mind altering drugs prescribed by a psychiatrists at one time.
These drugs include all categories of psychiatric drugs; antidepressants, antipsychotics, mood stabilizers, anxiety medications, anticonvulsants medications, etc.
The SSRI drugs are commons such as Paxil, Zoloft, Prozac, etc. Also a number of these children described taking Risperdal, Zyprexa, Geodon and other new generation antipsychotics which have been linked to weight gain, obesity and diabetes.
Visit the website for the Foster Care Alumni of America.
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