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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Martinez Back In Court Seeking Charges To Be Dropped

Martinez Back In Court Seeking Charges To Be Dropped

A former Oklahoma City police officer who had several charges against him dropped last week was back in court Wednesday.

Unmarried? Living together? You're breaking the law in Florida

Unmarried? Living together? You're breaking the law in Florida

Unmarried couples who want to take the plunge and move in together, take heart. A Florida legislator is seeking to make you legal.

Clerical abuse helplines established

Clerical abuse helplines established

Two helplines have been set up for individuals with information or concerns over clerical child sex abuse allegations at a boarding school just outside of Cork city.

New Case Law: US Supreme Court – Due Process and Jail Time For Contempt

New Case Law: US Supreme Court – Due Process and Jail Time For Contempt

The United States Supreme Court issued an oppinion on June 20, 2011 in Turner v. Rogers that touches on self represented litigant’s due process rights in contempt proceedings where jail time is at issue.

CT DCF Worker Breaks Down Wakes Up Comes Forward

CT DCF Worker Breaks Down Wakes Up Comes Forward

In a surprising turn of events CorruptCT.com has been approached by an active DCF worker that says she can no longer sleep soundly with what she knows and is asked to do. As promised we have guaranteed that no matter what her name and location will not be disclosed to anybody and in return we have been promised a 1 on 1 interview with her.

Note: You know what? I'll make that same offer. Any CPS caseworker wants to come forward and spill your guts, All you gotta do is send me an email. Chick Here.

You don't even have to tell me who you are.

Trial resumes for foster mother accused of murder

Trial resumes for foster mother accused of murder

The second-degree murder trial of an Edmonton foster mother resumed Wednesday with the accused taking the stand in her own defence.

Mel Gibson Settles Child-Custody Case for $750K; Earlier Offer of $16M Reportedly Rejected

Mel Gibson Settles Child-Custody Case for $750K; Earlier Offer of $16M Reportedly Rejected

Actor Mel Gibson is putting an end to a hard-fought case over the custody of his young daughter with former girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva.

Child Protective Services



Arizona Republic columnist Laurie Roberts talks about instances when Arizona's Child Protective Services fails to protect children in its care from further abuse. She discusses her struggle to gain access to records in cases of a fatality and near fatality that, if made public, can help hold the agency accountable by giving the public a better understanding of what went wrong.

Principal Cleared In DCF Probe

Principal Cleared In DCF Probe

(Updated) Two months after she was placed on leave while authorities probed the alleged sex assault of a student during a school trip, Ramona Gatison is back in charge as principal of Lincoln-Bassett school.

Burdened CPS is drawing scrutiny

Burdened CPS is drawing scrutiny

Child advocates, care providers and case managers say the death this month of a 6-year-old boy who had been the subject of five Child Protective Services reports is shedding light on a child-welfare system in crisis.

Twisted web of lies in Godboldo Case: Big Pharma, multiple agencies, judge, DHS all profit from child abduction

Twisted web of lies in Godboldo Case: Big Pharma, multiple agencies, judge, DHS all profit from child abduction

(NaturalNews) There is a good chance you have heard the story of Maryanne Godboldo and how armed government agents broke down her door and attempted to kidnap her 13-year-old daughter Ariana to turn over to CPS because she refused to medicate her with a potentially dangerous and mind-altering anti-psychotic drug Risperdal. Maryanne had been using holistic remedies for her daughter instead, such as dance therapy.

Woman guilty of assaulting police officer

Woman guilty of assaulting police officer

A Rocky Mount woman was found guilty of assaulting a police officer and a social worker Monday after the judge rejected defense claims that she was "involuntarily intoxicated."

Foster parents feel caught by Catholic Charities controversy

Foster parents feel caught by Catholic Charities controversy

Four years after becoming foster parents through Catholic Charities, Susan and Thomas Westcott have watched their family multiply.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Adoption or kidnap? US caught up in legal battle over Guatemalan girl

Adoption or kidnap? US caught up in legal battle over Guatemalan girl

Guatemalan judge rules six-year-old girl should be returned to birth mother, but Missouri couple insist adoption was legal

Jeanette Maples' Dad Sues DHS

Jeanette Maples' Dad Sues DHS

A Portland attorney says the state is to blame for the death of Jeanette Maples, a Eugene teen who was killed by her mother.

Exonerated Mother Files Federal Civil Rights Suit Against DCFS Investigators Who Tried to Ruin Her Social Work Career, says Family Defense Center

Exonerated Mother Files Federal Civil Rights Suit Against DCFS Investigators Who Tried to Ruin Her Social Work Career, says Family Defense Center

Laura Timmel never thought she would be the victim of a gross miscarriage of justice. But when she and her husband discovered that their four-week-old son Reid had an unexplained leg fracture, DCFS was called to investigate. That was the beginning of a nightmare that included government investigators deliberately ignoring a court order that had completely cleared both Laura and her husband Brian of any wrongdoing.

Happy 6th Birthday to Isabella Knightly

Happy Sixth Birthday to OUR Stolen Granddaughter Isabella Brooke Knightly

Happy sixth birthday little Princess. Another sad birthday without you. Another birthday in a houseful of stranger's, pretending to be your family.

Lewisville, Texas foster care provider failed to track more than $300,000 in state funding for foster care, contract not renewed

Lewisville, Texas foster care provider failed to track more than $300,000 in state funding for foster care, contract not renewed

The state has decided not to renew the contract of a Lewisville foster care provider for failing to keep track of $313,208 in state funding.

Mardela Springs Foster Father Pleads Guilty to Child Sex Charges

Mardela Springs Foster Father Pleads Guilty to Child Sex Charges

A Mardela Springs foster father charged with sexually abusing several boys under his care entered a guilty plea Tuesday morning.

Parents File Suit Against Juvenile Hall



A group of parents gathered to protest against what they say is physical abuse of juvenile hall inmates.

Legal experts: 'Rubber-stamping' child removal orders illegal; Wayne County practice must stop

Legal experts: 'Rubber-stamping' child removal orders illegal; Wayne County practice must stop

When the judge dismissed the criminal charges against Maryanne Godboldo – he called the child removal order that sparked the case unconstitutional. As the Action News Investigators first showed you – the order to remove Godboldo’s child from her home was never actually reviewed by a judge.

'Startling and disturbing' fall in checks on children at risk

'Startling and disturbing' fall in checks on children at risk

THE number of abused children and children at risk of significant harm who have been visited by a Community Services case worker has fallen dramatically. This is contrary to the aims of the state's revamped child protection system.

Drug Company Caught Lying About Drugs Killing Children

Drug Company Caught Lying About Drugs Killing Children

When you grow up inside a society that preaches survival of the fittest, some odd things happen. One thing that happens is that people start losing respect for themselves because they’re taught to focus on the brutality of their journey through life. (as opposed to seeing life for what it really is, which is a massive spiritual, cellular and quantum cooperative…………not competition……….cooperation)

'Angry mom' from Dr Phil given suspended sentence

'Angry mom' from Dr Phil given suspended sentence

An Alaska mom convicted of child abuse after she was seen on the "Dr. Phil" show pouring hot sauce into her adopted Russian-born son's mouth was given a suspended sentence of 180 days on Monday.

Isaac Greenwood impregnates 12-year-old sister

Isaac Greenwood impregnates 12-year-old sister

A Houston woman is accused of going to extreme measures to protect her son from sexual assault charges.

Residents, agencies attack minority child-welfare problem

Residents, agencies attack minority child-welfare problem

On Aug. 12, 224 Linn County children and youth were in foster homes after being removed from their own parents’ custody. Of that number, 79 – more than 35 percent – were African American, in a county where about 4 percent of the population is African American.

Allegations cast severe doubt on DSHS foster care licensing

Allegations cast severe doubt on DSHS foster care licensing

Four former foster children who allegedly were forced to live in a “house of horrors,” where they were subjected to sexual, physical and psychological abuse, have filed suit against the state Department of Social and Health Services.

Scathing report into NSW child protection system

Scathing report into NSW child protection system

A scathing report into the New South Wales child protection system has brought more calls for national regulation.

Ombudsman slams NSW child welfare

Burdened CPS is drawing scrutiny

Burdened CPS is drawing scrutiny

Child advocates, care providers and case managers say the death this month of a 6-year-old boy who had been the subject of five Child Protective Services reports is shedding light on a child-welfare system in crisis.

Boy of FOUR is threatened with £5,000 fine... for 'playing too loudly' in his garden

Boy of FOUR is threatened with £5,000 fine... for 'playing too loudly' in his garden

Like most boys his age, Alfie Lansdell can spend hours playing happily in his garden.


Monday, August 29, 2011

Number of adoptions drops drastically: CWLF

Number of adoptions drops drastically: CWLF

The number of orphan adoptions has dropped drastically in recent years, a child welfare group said yesterday.

Lawsuit accuses CPS guard of handcuffing first-grader

CPS = Chicago Public Schools in this case.

Lawsuit accuses CPS guard of handcuffing first-grader

The mother of a Chicago Public Schools elementary school student is accusing an on-campus security guard of handcuffing her son and detaining him for more than an hour while he was a first-grader last year at Carver Primary School on the city’s far South Side.

Houston mom charged in pre-teen's abortion

Houston mom charged in pre-teen's abortion

A Houston adoptive mother has been charged after arranging an abortion for her 12-year-old special needs daughter during a criminal investigation about whether the woman's biological son impregnated the girl.

Judge clears Detroit mom accused of firing at officers coming to take her daughter

Judge clears Detroit mom accused of firing at officers coming to take her daughter

In a case that sparked debate about parental rights versus state involvement in the medical care of children, a Detroit woman won a major court victory today when all the charges against her were dropped.

Ungrateful Kids Sue Mom for 'Bad Childhood'

Ungrateful Kids Sue Mom for 'Bad Childhood'

Like most kids, growing up I thought my mother was a giant pain in the butt. She was always adjusting me, questioning me, and telling me to "be careful" when I left the house. Lame. But the older I got, the more I realized that my mother wasn't, in fact, annoying, she was just doing her job. Not everybody matures like me, though.

Bar Harbor Maine prosecutor faces disbarment for prosecuting innocent men for rape

Bar Harbor Maine prosecutor faces disbarment for prosecuting innocent men for rape

A Bar Harbor Maine prosecutor faces historic proceedings after the state Board of Overseers of the Bar Counsel issues a rare recommendation of finding probable cause of prosecutorial misconduct following a 7 month long investigation. Assistant district attorney Mary N. Kellett has been accused of prosecuting dozens of men for sex crimes even when evidence of their innocence was established. Several prosecuted men were accused by their wives or girlfriends in the course of their divorce or child custody disputes. The complaints investigated by the Bar Counsel Scott Davis cited witness and evidence tampering and presentation of false facts and evidence before the Court by prosecutor Mary N. Kellett.

Adoption case raises fears over trafficking

Adoption case raises fears over trafficking

A FOUR-year old girl who had been informally given to a Sydney couple under a traditional Samoan adoption arrangement should return to her parents in Samoa, the Family Court has ruled.

Keep kids out of boxing, pediatricians warn

Keep kids out of boxing, pediatricians warn

Canadian pediatricians have a message for the children and teens who want to take up boxing: Just don’t do it.

Charges dismissed against Maryanne Godboldo, mom involved in police standoff over care of daughter

Charges dismissed against Maryanne Godboldo, mom involved in police standoff over care of daughter

All charges have been dismissed against the Detroit mother who was involved in a standoff with Detroit Police over the care of her daughter.

Child protection measures apply regardless of religious rules

Child protection measures apply regardless of religious rules

The Irish justice minister has said that forthcoming child protection measures, including mandatory reporting will "apply regardless of any internal rules of any religious grouping".

Adoption Dilemma: Giving Up Troubled Kids



As states push to find homes for older foster care children, a lack of state funding is forcing adoptive parents to give up their troubled children. One Florida couple is hoping to avoid that outcome and keep the family together.

Father fighting adoption laws to get son



A dad is fighting to get his son back. He claims his girlfriend secretly delivered the baby and gave him up for adoption

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Government Sponsored Child Abuse - The Baby LK Report For August 28th 2011



Government Sponsored Child Abuse - The Baby LK Report For August 28th 2011

For these stories and all the latest dirt on the child protective industry visit http://www.LegallyKidnapped.blogspot.com

State leads nation in same-sex couples raising kids

State leads nation in same-sex couples raising kids

Mississippi leads the nation in the percentage of same-sex couples raising children, according to a national report issued Thursday.

Note: That's interesting coming from the bottom of the child welfare chain.

Study: Miss. Ranks Last In Child Welfare

Safety of group homes hard to check

Safety of group homes hard to check

Chris Nicoles sits and draws at the kitchen table while Louise Harwin watches television in the family room.

Neighbors wary about expansion of youth facility

Neighbors wary about expansion of youth facility

The Home for Little Wanderers, the nation’s oldest nonprofit child services organization, has begun a major expansion at its Longview Farm facility in Walpole that will allow it to double the population in its programs, to the worry of some of its neighbors.

Family heartbroken over baby's death

Family heartbroken over baby's death

A Hauula family is heartbroken over the death of a baby boy, whom they say had been taken by CPS only two weeks ago.

Illegal orphanages face action

Illegal orphanages face action

BHUBANESWAR: Alarmed by the state of affairs in orphanages of the State, the Government has asked the Collectors to go in for a fresh assessment of their status and report within two weeks.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Report cites flaws in raid at polygamist site

Report cites flaws in raid at polygamist site

When child welfare officials raided the West Texas polygamist compound led by Warren Jeffs, they seriously underestimated the number of children they would find — a miscalculation that limited the success of the investigation into child abuse, according to a new paper by local experts.


Announcement

Announcement

We are supposed to get nailed by the Hurricane tomorrow (Sunday). It will have weakened by the time it gets here, but they are expecting widespread power outages. So I may or may not be out of commission for a few days.

I'll be working right up til the end. So we'll just have to wait and see what happens.

LK

The secret world of stolen children: Abduction by parents

The secret world of stolen children: Abduction by parents

Pure terror and panic gripped Sean Felton when he realised his son had been abducted.

Minister proposes new council to review deaths of children in provincial care

Minister proposes new council to review deaths of children in provincial care

The Alberta government is pledging to set up an arm’s-length agency with the power to review the deaths of any children in provincial care.

Mel Gibson, Oksana Grigorieva settle child custody

Mel Gibson, Oksana Grigorieva settle child custody

Mel Gibson and his ex-girlfriend on Friday settled a deeply bitter custody dispute over their young daughter which led to the Oscar winner's plea of no contest to domestic violence earlier this year.

Unspoken 'quota' puts children in danger: Alberta social worker

Unspoken 'quota' puts children in danger: Alberta social worker

An Alberta social worker says a quota system within Alberta's Children and Youth Services ministry endangers the lives of children at risk in this province.

Child Protective Services Agencies Are Stealing Children from People Who Are Legally Using Cannabis

Child Protective Services Agencies Are Stealing Children from People Who Are Legally Using Cannabis

One reason I was so testy about the Lake County Ordinance was that I’m really exhausted AND wound up. Please watch this video, and you’ll see why I’ve been knocking myself out — this is a heartbreaking case.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Caseloads and privacy laws impede social workers

Caseloads and privacy laws impede social workers

While police continue their investigation into the murder of 14-month-old Elizabeth Velasquez, social workers in the province are speaking out about child protection caseloads.

Former CPS worker sentenced in ID theft case

Former CPS worker sentenced in ID theft case

A former employee with Children's Protective Services has been sentenced to prison for her part in an identity theft scheme.

BREAKING: Former pediatrician sentenced to 14-life sentences for sexual abuse

BREAKING: Former pediatrician sentenced to 14-life sentences for sexual abuse

Amidst threats of evacuations and an impending hurricane, former Delaware pediatrician Earl Bradley has been given 14 life sentences without parole, totalling 165 years in prison, according to WMDT on Fri. Aug. 26, 2011.

Idaho Man Faces Jail for Killing Grizzly Threatening Kids

Idaho Man Faces Jail for Killing Grizzly Threatening Kids

Neighbors, friends, and politicians are coming to the aid of Jeremy Hill, an Idaho father who faces jail time for shooting a grizzly bear that wandered into his yard and threatened his children.

Guest essay: Kinship Care preferable to foster care

Guest essay: Kinship Care preferable to foster care

Amelia mourns the death of her daughter while facing the challenge of caring for four grandchildren with very limited means. She is lost within the system and confused. Catholic Family Center’s Kinship Care Resource Network could have provided the support she so desperately needs to keep her grandchildren out of foster care. Sadly, funding for the program was cut from the New York State budget.

Man in charge of CPS calls environment 'toxic'



Head of DES writes letter to workers after recent child deaths.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Delays, miscommunication and poor judgment blamed in case of deceased Calgary infant

Delays, miscommunication and poor judgment blamed in case of deceased Calgary infant

Deficiencies, miscommunications and inadequate critical thinking are to blame for the death of a 14-month-old Calgary girl, according to a report revealed Thursday.

Claim: Social worker called family fat

Claim: Social worker called family fat

Swedish investigators said they were looking into a complaint that a social worker criticizing the eating habits and weight of a family awaiting deportation.

Foster carer David Winters jailed for sexual assault

Foster carer David Winters jailed for sexual assault

A foster carer from Oxfordshire has been jailed for six years for sexually assaulting a 24-year-old woman.


Aging-Out of Foster Care in NYC, Andre

Aging-Out of Foster Care in NYC, Andre

NY based photographer Matthew Furman photographed Andre last week as part of the SalaamGarage Local-NYC Aging-Out of Foster Care in NYC project. So far, approximately 15 photographers, 10 writers, and 18 former foster youth have agreed to participate in this, the first SalaamGarage Local project. We are working hard to raise awareness and inspire action to help youth when they age out of the foster care system in the NYC metro area.

TWO ARRESTED FOR FALSELY REPORTING CHILD ABUSE

TWO ARRESTED FOR FALSELY REPORTING CHILD ABUSE

The Sarasota Police Department arrested two local parents recently for falsely reporting child abuse to the state's abuse hotline. The Florida Department of Children and Families submitted this information to law enforcement after being concerned in both cases that the state hotline was being used inappropriately.

Destroying America one family at a time

Destroying America one family at a time

One of our Save America Foundation members, NICK TUFARO, has lived a nightmare the last few years dealing with Family Court. His stories have been heartbreaking. I asked him to write something for us all on this very important subject and I have copied and pasted it below. Please read it and feel free to comment.

Corrections staff accused of taking crack pipe into jail

Corrections staff accused of taking crack pipe into jail

A juvenile jail worker became the third CYFD employee arrested this month after he allegedly tried to bring a crack pipe to work.

Review of Massachusetts Title IV-E Adoption Assistance Costs for Federal Fiscal Years 2006 Through 2008 (A-01-11-02500)

Review of Massachusetts Title IV-E Adoption Assistance Costs for Federal Fiscal Years 2006 Through 2008 (A-01-11-02500)

Attached, for your information, is an advance copy of our final report on Massachusetts
Title IV-E adoption assistance costs. We will issue this report to the Department of Children & Families within 5 business days. This report is part of a nationwide review of Title IV-E adoption assistance costs.

Autistic Girl Stolen from Her Father and Forcibly Drugged by the Canadian Government: The Corrupt Business

Autistic Girl Stolen from Her Father and Forcibly Drugged by the Canadian Government: The Corrupt Business

Since being grabbed, Ayn has been placed on three different antipsychotics. She and her father are just one example of families devastated by this racket.

HHS Website Advocates Early Sexualization of Children

HHS Website Advocates Early Sexualization of Children

The United States Department of Human Health Services seems to be pushing for the sexualization of young children. According to the HHS website, children are in fact “sexual beings.” This revelation comes around the same time as a group of psychologists are pushing to decriminalize pedophilia. The combination could prove to be a recipe for trouble and for the loss of childhood innocence.

Martinez Sponsors Legislation to Streamline Child Abuse and Neglect Investigations

Martinez Sponsors Legislation to Streamline Child Abuse and Neglect Investigations

Governor Quinn signed legislation co-sponsored by State Senator Iris Y. Martinez (D-Chicago) that streamlines investigations in cases of child abuse and neglect in the Illinois Senate. Senate Bill 106 allows counselors, doctors, and other medical professionals to provide information to the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) during ongoing abuse or neglect cases without reasonable suspicion.

Note: Now there's a brilliant idea, let these frauds dig into your personal business without a warrant AND without reasonable suspicion.

Judge Rules To Seal Barahona Statements‎

Judge Rules To Seal Barahona Statements‎

Statements made by a South Florida couple who face first-degree murder charges for the death of their 10-year-old adoptive daughter Nubia will remain sealed, a judge ruled Thursday.

Child protection groups furious after man who killed his son permitted to coach children

Child protection groups furious after man who killed his son permitted to coach children

A MAN who killed his child with a blow to the stomach has been given the green light to work with kids - despite state government opposition.

Government strengthening child protection services

Government strengthening child protection services

The Alberta government is committing $1.5 million to support a new independent body that will strengthen child protection services in the province.

Note: See? Pumping more money into a complete and utter failure of a system is always their solution.

Christina Aguilera Furious Over Child Abuse Allegations

Christina Aguilera Furious Over Child Abuse Allegations

Singer and songwriter Christina Aguleira is fuming over a recent suggestion that she physically assaulted her 3-year-old son Max and is threatening to sue the media website who published the allegations.

Separated siblings enjoy time together at camp

Separated siblings enjoy time together at camp

The number of recreational activities appear infinite.

There was horseback riding and swimming for 100 children at last week’s Camp to Belong at South Kitsap’s Miracle Ranch.

Note: Those who can read between the lines should notice that not only do they get ripped away from their parents, but they get ripped away from their brothers and sisters too. Then the child protective industry glorifies the nice people who bring them together at a summer camp for a week.

Great job with these kids CPS. Happily destroying one family at a time since 1974.

DCF director examines new ways to protect children

DCF director examines new ways to protect children

Note: Ever notice how more money is always the answer to such problems?

When Department of Children and Families Secretary David Wilkins walked into his new office for the first time last January, he had heard about the department’s problems — but he had no idea how bad they were.

DCFS chief announces resignation

DCFS chief announces resignation

The chief of Illinois' child welfare agency for the last five years is stepping down at the end of next month, saying that the state now moves more quickly to address family problems before they get out of hand.

Fox News Guest Bill Cunningham: Parents Should 'Beat' Their Children

Fox News Guest Bill Cunningham: Parents Should 'Beat' Their Children




Fox News guest Bill Cunningham condoned beating as an appropriate form of punishment for kids on Sean Hannity's show on Tuesday.

Concerns raised about changes in child protection in Rhode Island

Concerns raised about changes in child protection in Rhode Island

At a hearing before a state Senate committee on Wednesday, Rhode Island’s new child advocate, Regina Marie Costa Gibb, voiced concerns about major changes happening at the state Department of Children, Youth and Families.

What to Do When You Are Falsely Accused of Child Abuse

What to Do When You Are Falsely Accused of Child Abuse

Child abuse is one of the greatest crimes and getting accused of it is definitely grave. If you are falsely accused of child abuse, you need to consider it seriously and deal with it in a careful way. Follow the do's and don'ts in the following article to get out of the allegation safely.

Teens On Facebook And Social Media Sites More Likely To Drink, Smoke And Use Drugs: Study

Teens On Facebook And Social Media Sites More Likely To Drink, Smoke And Use Drugs: Study

Is Facebook the new gateway drug?

Florida's New Drug Testing Policy Hits Taxpayers Hard

Florida's New Drug Testing Policy Hits Taxpayers Hard

Welfare Drug Testing Program Costs $5 For Every $1 It Saves

Florida's dumb-ass new law which requires the drug testing of all families applying for welfare benefits kicked in on July 1. It forces already financially challenged public assistance applicants to front the cost of the drug test, then reimburses them only if they test negative.

Authority leader says ministers 'targeting' councils

Authority leader says ministers 'targeting' councils

Pembrokeshire's council leader claims Labour ministers are "targeting" independent-run authorities for criticism ahead of local elections.

Greed, Corruption and Abuse by Child Protective Services

Greed, Corruption and Abuse by Child Protective Services

There is a crime that is being committed every day under the guise of "best interest of the child." This crime is being committed by Child Protective Services using Adoption and Safe Families Act and Title IV Funding as their yardstick.

Op-Ed: Marijuana busts tear families apart

Op-Ed: Marijuana busts tear families apart

In New York City, child protective services is pursuing several cases involved alleged neglect from parents who have possessed minor amounts of marijuana. So minor in fact, that it's technically not even illegal to have it.

Aguilera may take legal action over child abuse report

Aguilera may take legal action over child abuse report

Christina Aguilera is thinking of taking legal action against the bosses of a news website that claimed that she had abused her son.

Christina Aguilera's fury over website's 'reckless' claims of child abuse

Christina Aguilera's fury over website's 'reckless' claims of child abuse

Christina Aguilera has been left fuming after a media website suggested that she abused her three-year-old son Max.

Sisters finally find each other after 50 years of separation

Sisters finally find each other after 50 years of separation

As Peggie Crookes picked up the phone in May to make a call that would change her life, she felt the kind of nervous anticipation parents have when a child is about to be born.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Child who died in hot car may have been beaten

Child who died in hot car may have been beaten

A 3-year-old child who died while locked in a car in Hardin on a 93-degree day may have been beaten earlier that morning on the Crow Reservation.

Lavonna Bird, 50, the child's foster mother, is being held in the Big Horn County Detention Center in Hardin on a state complaint charging her with negligent homicide in the Aug. 17 death of Jaren Wayne Blacksmith. Bond is set at $100,000.


Lawsuit charges DSHS failed to protect foster kids

Lawsuit charges DSHS failed to protect foster kids

For years, four Tacoma children were tortured and terrorized sexually, physically and emotionally.

Former Boys' Haven employee indicted on sodomy, sexual abuse charges

Former Boys' Haven employee indicted on sodomy, sexual abuse charges

A former Boys’ Haven employee has now been indicted on charges of sodomy and sexual abuse.

Illinois foster child's death ruled homicide

Illinois foster child's death ruled homicide

A coroner's jury in Peoria County has ruled that the May death of a 4-year-old girl who had been living in a foster home was a homicide.

Man extorted $90,000 from priest with threats of false sexual accusations

Man extorted $90,000 from priest with threats of false sexual accusations

A Niagara Falls man has been sent to jail for exploiting a Catholic priest’s fear of being falsely accused of being a sexual predator. Robert Sammut received an 18-month sentence yesterday in St. Catharines Court in Ontario for reportedly extorting $90,000 from the priest over a two-year period.

Specialist Says that the Filth at McDonald’s Playgrounds Can Kill Your Child

Specialist Says that the Filth at McDonald’s Playgrounds Can Kill Your Child


Erin Carr Jordan is a child development specialist on a mission. She has cited the “filthy conditions” at restaurant playgrounds, including McDonald’s and Burger King. Jordan claims that much of the fecal matter and strains of staph and bacteria are enough to cause meningitis and gonorrhea in the children playing in them.

More students accuse tough-love school of abuse

More students accuse tough-love school of abuse

Eight more former students joined a $25.5 million lawsuit Wednesday against a "tough love" boarding school in Central Oregon that was shut down by the state in 2009 over allegations it mistreated troubled teens in its care.

CPS safety monitor, boyfriend linked to baby's broken bones, cigarette burn

CPS safety monitor, boyfriend linked to baby's broken bones, cigarette burn

A safety monitor approved by Child Protective Services to be a caregiver for a 4-month-old girl and the woman’s boyfriend were arrested by Chandler police on Tuesday after an investigation revealed that the baby had 14 broken bones and a cigarette burn.

The 'Dr. Phil' Show Contributed to Child Abuse

The 'Dr. Phil' Show Contributed to Child Abuse

The Dr. Phil show urged a mom into extreme punishment to get on the show.

John Hemming faces calls to resign for abusing parliamentary privilege

John Hemming faces calls to resign for abusing parliamentary privilege

Labour MP says Lib Dem was 'foolhardy and irresponsible' for defending a woman in Commons later denounced as a liar

‘Investigator’ jailed for report as court contempt compromised well-being of child

‘Investigator’ jailed for report as court contempt compromised well-being of child

The so-called ‘investigator’ who breached an order preventing reporting of a High Court case involving the care of a South Yorkshire child has been given a nine-month jail term by a senior judge after being found to be in contempt of court.

Florida DCF Fake Abuse Hotline Story About Ex Husband Lands Mom In Jail

Florida DCF Fake Abuse Hotline Story About Ex Husband Lands Mom In Jail

Three southwest Florida residents have been charged with falsely reporting child abuse to the state hotline.

Child protection agency loses contracts

Child protection agency loses contracts

A Uniting Church child protection agency investigated over a series of alleged incidents at one of its homes has lost its contracts to another agency run by the same church.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Foster children placed in 'house of horrors' sue state

Foster children placed in 'house of horrors' sue state

Four foster children want the state to pay for allowing them to live in a home where they were sexually and physically abused for years.

Government considers web ban on adult content

Government considers web ban on adult content

Parliament has launched a formal inquiry into child safety online - headed up by Claire Perry, the MP who infamously suggesting a UK-wide porn filter.

Utah Mormon bishop accused of failing to report child abuse

Utah Mormon bishop accused of failing to report child abuse

The vice president of the Duchesne County School Board, who also is an LDS bishop, is accused of failing to report a child-abuse case.

DA: Parents Forced Adopted Girl To Eat In Bathroom

DA: Parents Forced Adopted Girl To Eat In Bathroom

A 6-year-old abuse victim told investigators her adoptive parents forced her to eat meals in the bathroom, a Denver prosecutor said at a Tuesday court hearing.

Woman convicted of child abuse in hot sauce case

Woman convicted of child abuse in hot sauce case

An Alaska woman was convicted Tuesday of misdemeanor child abuse after squirting hot sauce into the mouth of her adopted Russian son as punishment in what prosecutors said was a ploy to get on the "Dr. Phil" TV show.

Foster mom hopes abuse case won't cause more red tape

Foster mom hopes abuse case won't cause more red tape

There is new information linked to a high profile abuse case involving two foster parents charged with child endangering.

Death of 4-year-old ruled homicide

Death of 4-year-old ruled homicide

A Peoria County coroner's jury ruled Tuesday the May 4 death of a 4-year-old girl living in a Cullom foster home was a homicide.

Child Protective Services R Pedophiles,Killers & Abusers?



As said by late Senator Nancy Schaefer "CPS ARE THE MOST EVIL AND CORRUPT BRANCH OF AMERICAN GOVERMENT"

Cherie Miller On What a Terrible Parent a State Makes

Cherie Miller On What a Terrible Parent a State Makes

I went into foster parenting with a touch of optimism, a dash of parenting skills and a whole heap of naiveté, none of which prepared me for the role of foster parent. One of my first lessons was the tenuous role I actually was allowed to play in two little girl’s lives.

Crisis as foster children shuffled between homes

Crisis as foster children shuffled between homes

New figures show WA's foster care system is in crisis, with more than 400 children in State care being shuffled from home to home.

4 sue state over abusive Tacoma foster home

4 sue state over abusive Tacoma foster home

The state Department of Social and Health Services has been sued by four former foster children who say they were beaten and sexually abused in a Tacoma foster home that never should have been licensed, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday.

Miranda Wilkerson Was Given to a Sex Offender in July

Miranda Wilkerson Was Given to a Sex Offender in July

A group of local officials met at State Rep. Janet Adkins' office Tuesday morning to try and change the law that sent a child to live with a registered sex offender.

Ellington lawyer wins battle for DCF ‘mini-Miranda’ law

Ellington lawyer wins battle for DCF ‘mini-Miranda’ law

Starting in October, social workers investigating possible child abuse or neglect for the state Department of Children and Families will have to give parents a written notice of their rights, roughly comparable to the famous Miranda warnings that police give to crime suspects.

Eyes for Lies Interviews Paul Bishop from Take the Money and Run

Here is a blog I have been following for a while, which has become one of my personal favorites. I am linking to this particular post, because I think that there is a lot to learn here. Even though she is interviewing a police interrogator, there are some eerie similarities between this and a CPS interrogation.

Eyes for Lies Interviews Paul Bishop from Take the Money and Run

Knowledge is power. Know thy enemy. Know their tactics. Know their techniques.

They do learn from each other.

Almost 5,200 kids fall from windows in U.S. annually

Almost 5,200 kids fall from windows in U.S. annually

In the U.S., the rate of injuries related to children and teens falling out of windows declined over a 19-year period, although not nearly as fast as in some cities with comprehensive prevention programs, researchers found.

Writing problems common in kids with ADHD

Writing problems common in kids with ADHD

Kids with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder are more likely to have writing problems such as poor spelling and grammar than their peers, suggests a new study. And the difference may be especially conspicuous in girls with ADHD.

Adopted Foster Kids

Adopted Foster Kids

Hey, I guess I just need to vent a little and this looks like the place to do it... Forgive me if I ramble on forever.

Adopted serviceman reunites with family

Adopted serviceman reunites with family

The Tristan siblings where separated as children and put in foster care, all under the age of eight. Our cameras were there as their family shared a reunion 17 years in the making.

Houston judge orders married gay man to keep kids away from husband

Houston judge orders married gay man to keep kids away from husband

In a stunning case of bigotry from Houston Judge Charley E. Prine, Jr., a married gay man has been forbidden from ever leaving his children alone with his husband, reported the Houston Chronicle.

Foster Child Of OKC Police Officer Accused Of Molestation Testifies

Foster Child Of OKC Police Officer Accused Of Molestation Testifies

One of Maurice Martinez's former foster children took the stand at Monday morning's preliminary hearing.

Ex-police officer's chief accuser now says nothing sexual happened

States Pushed To Reveal How Many Adopted Kids Return To System

States Pushed To Reveal How Many Adopted Kids Return To System

Deb and Doug Carlsons' adopted sons have trashed bedrooms, stolen credit cards and threatened to kill them. One drew a disturbing picture of beheading the southwest Florida couple and throwing a party.

Ron Paul Reintroduces The Parental Consent Act 2011- Prohibits Federal Funding For Psychiatric ‘Screening’ of Kids

Ron Paul Reintroduces The Parental Consent Act 2011- Prohibits Federal Funding For Psychiatric ‘Screening’ of Kids

Congressman Ron Paul has re-introduced The Parental Consent Act , A bill which prohibits federal funds from being used to establish or implement any universal or mandatory mental health, psychiatric, or socioemotional screening program.

Child Psychologist Pleads Guilty To Sex Abuse

Child Psychologist Pleads Guilty To Sex Abuse

The Harford County State’s Attorney’s office says a child psychologist has pleaded guilty to charges of abusing three young patients.

Note: What a pig. First he f***'s with their heads, then... never mind.

Pervert wins human rights fight over unsupervised access to children ban

Pervert wins human rights fight over unsupervised access to children ban

A CHILD porn pervert, who was unmasked when he dumped his collection at a North-East tip, has helped overturn laws which ban people who look at child abuse images from being alone with minors – on the basis that it breaches their human rights.

Should Authorities Investigate Pot-Smoking Parents?

Should Authorities Investigate Pot-Smoking Parents?

Though marijuana is right on the verge of decriminalization, it's still causing all kinds of legal problems for pot-smokers -- especially for pot-smoking parents.

Foster mother escapes conviction

Foster mother escapes conviction

A 72-year-old woman has been able to walk out of court without a conviction for being unable to get one of her foster children to go to school despite her best efforts.

Jurors deliberate fate of "Angry Mom" from Dr. Phil show

Jurors deliberate fate of "Angry Mom" from Dr. Phil show

Jurors began deliberations on Monday in the child-abuse trial of an Alaska mother seen forcing her adopted Russian-born son to swallow hot sauce during an "Angry Moms" episode of the "Dr. Phil" show.

Mom blames Dr. Phil for hot sauce charge

Mom blames Dr. Phil for hot sauce charge

Prosecutors making closing statements in the trial of Alaskan mom Jessica Beagley say “Dr. Phil” shares the blame for Beagley forcing her son to eat hot sauce.


Teen who sexually assaulted girl in foster home gets two years of probation

Teen who sexually assaulted girl in foster home gets two years of probation

A 17-year-old boy who pleaded guilty in June to sexually assaulting a nine-year-old girl while the two shared the same foster home was placed on probation for two years.

Attorney: Foster Son To Defend Former Officer In Abuse Case

Attorney: Foster Son To Defend Former Officer In Abuse Case

An Oklahoma County judge may decide Tuesday if a former police officer charged with sexually abusing children left in his care will stand trial.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Child Protective Services worker jailed

Child Protective Services worker jailed

A Spotsylvania County Child Protective Services worker and two family members face drug charges in Westmoreland County.

Las Vegas Foster Child Focus of International Custody Battle

Las Vegas Foster Child Focus of International Custody Battle

Police in Nevada say an international custody battle has stalled over a 3-year-old girl who disappeared from a North Las Vegas foster home and ended up in Mexico.

This is NOT a way to handle a child abuse accusation

Police: Mother tased after she punches officer

A mother upset about child abuse allegations lashed out at Allentown police this weekend by striking an officer, according to court records.

'I've had enough' - foster mum of truant

'I've had enough' - foster mum of truant

A 72-year-old woman prosecuted for being unable to get her truant foster child to go to school says she won't be giving homes to any more children.

Indiana Department of Child Services announces new foster care reimbursement rates

Indiana Department of Child Services announces new foster care reimbursement rates

The Indiana Department of Child Services has changed foster care reimbursement rates, effective Jan. 1.

Note: How generous.

Payne also said a special allowances of $50 for the child's birthday and $50 during the December holiday season will help foster parents ensure the child receives things during gift-giving occasions.

Experts push disclosure of failed foster adoptions

Experts push disclosure of failed foster adoptions

Deb and Doug Carlsons' adopted sons have trashed bedrooms, stolen credit cards and threatened to kill them. One drew a disturbing picture of beheading the southwest Florida couple and throwing a party.

Accused serial adoption-seeker gets suspended sentence for police report fraud

Accused serial adoption-seeker gets suspended sentence for police report fraud

A woman accused of repeatedly offering a nonexistent baby for adoptions that never took place has been granted a suspended sentence and probation after she agreed to plead guilty to charges involving a false sexual abuse report.

CYFD case worker hosted party with alcohol, drugs, minors




CYFD worker hosted party with alcohol, drugs, minors

A Las Vegas Children, Youth and Families Department case worker is facing some serious charges, accused of hosting a party with alcohol, drugs and underage kids. Police said they even found evidence of ecstasy in the woman's home.

Archbishop says he has 'little evidence' of forced adoption

Archbishop says he has 'little evidence' of forced adoption

Perth Archbishop Barry Hickey says he has "little evidence" of forced adoption practices in Catholic hospitals despite a national apology delivered by the health arm of the Catholic Church yesterday for "unethical or unlawful" adoption practices of the past, reports the West Australian.

11-Year-Old Reports Mom To Police... Over Having To Do Chores

11-Year-Old Reports Mom To Police... Over Having To Do Chores

We know kids don't like chores, but how many have called 911 to report their parents in protest?

By Eric and Heather

On February 15th 2011 our family lost everything in a house fire. CPS stepped in and asked us to do "services." We denied their offer and attempted to rebuild our lives on our own. In May 2011 we received a court order to appear and CPS removed our children on the grounds of medical neglect due to our 10 year old losing her CPAP in a fire and on false allegations of wrongfully medicating our 7 yr old from a report made in September of 2010 that we never heard about until the day of court. We have seen our children once in 45 days. We have no contact with them by phone,letters, or any other means. We are now working services. We brought it to light in court that Eric is of a native american heritage and testing should be done and the tribe should be involved but the judge refused our request. We still have not been served the court order as to why exactly the children were removed and we have had our service plan in our hands for 2 days. It has been Since May 6th that our children were removed. We are paying out of pocket for services because the caseworker is not sending out referrals. She states we have to have 3 clean drug tests in a row before she will consider referrals. Mind you, neither of us have ever done drugs a day in our lives. We are lost and confused as to where to go from here. Our 4 children suffer from a wide range of disabilities and struggle daily without the involvement of this agency and now 3 out of 4 are in foster care and the 3 in care are seperated from each other. We struggle daily with the seperation from our children and we have each other but our children are alone and scared and confused. Our 16 yr old is with us but he is very angry at being seperated from his siblings. Our family has lost everything in a fire and now we have lost each other. We need help and do not know where to go.

Sincerely,

Eric and Heather

Another Anonymous Submission

Some states require you to verbally inform the other party that you will record phone conversations if you plan to submit it as legal evidence. Consult your local District Attorney to find out how your state handles recordings of phone conversation submitted as legal evidence. They may even be able to provide guidelines you can use to record phone conversations in the future.

I highly recommend recording everyone involved if it is legal within your state. It has proven invaluable here in Arizona as Parents record CPS workers, case managers, physicians and other professionals. Arizona is a “one-party consent” state. This means that as long as one party in the conversations knows then recording is ok.
Some parent’s actually have recordings of doctors and CPS workers threatening them.

By Anonymous

I am your community social worker, I am a lying Mother Fucker!
I will smile for you, when you open the door,
but once inside, I'll be slick as a whore!
I will tell you exactly what you want to hear,
I'll tell you i want to help you, i'll tell you i care.
But back to my office, i'll run like a rat,but not to fast, for i am ugly and fat!
I will make up some lies, and untruths too,
no one will question me, no one but you.
And who are u to question me?.i am not accountable to anybody!
I have to much power for my own good,
I took your children, cause i knew i could!
I will abuse my authority, to laugh in ur face,
but when around others,i will act real nice!
society thinks ,i'm here to help you and ur kids,
when in fact, i'm so jealous, i need to take meds!
I take my meds,cause my life is so pathetic,
and to watch you in misery,makes me ecstatic!
And i feel so much better, when watching ur pain
why................because your loss is my gain!
It gives me a tingle, deep in my crotch, I then tighten my belt, another notch!
I am not even sorry, for hurting you and others,
you'd think i'd be ashamed,steeling babies from their mothers!
But it is now that i start, to feel a Lil scared,
because if parents unite,they'll be a force to be feared
If parents unite,they will have their day,
then no more tricks, i shall play!
I never thought, that the poor and proud,
would fight back, with voices so loud!
Oh forgive me dear parents, for all my lies and shit!
I really thought, that i would get away with it!
so back to my gutter, like a rat ,i shall scurry,
for when im found out, i know i'll be sorry!!

Newfoundland Child Welfare system

By Chrystal

My child got sick back in February 2011 and it is now June c.p.s has said he has FAS which is fetal alcohol syndrome and i do not drink the are going after me on behalf of that i have a disability. What am i to do?

By Porcha

Richland County Children Services and the business of "legal kidnapping "

I am a mother located in mansfield ohio , something is very wrong in children services here , in short , they illegally took a 4 month old baby , or rather told a paternal grandmother not to return the child from akron ohio on a routine weekend visit without ANY authority to do so mother went w/o seeing , hearing getting a txt from anybody regarding her child , no court date , no paperwork or orders removing child from the home and mother was never found unfit or unsuitable . Workers from the agency have perjured themselves on stand with the court citing that it was highly disappointed with the testimony of 2 agency workers . The agency has "lost" paperwork advocated for this particular child to be placed elsewhere with NO REASONING or evidence as to why , I have court evidence of the deciding investigator fraternizing with the grandmother after hours basically saying she will do what she has to to ensure that the courts rule in favor of grandma , although mother has committed no wrongdoing . I have evidence of them breaking the law , this agency is to protect children not to disenfranchise the parents that do right by their children , the director of RCCSB is Randy Parker who is very elusive and refuses to speak on the case , even with county commisioners , I know this because I am the mother in question . I have also spent thousands of dollars , given up my college education , sanity , and sleep tp figure out what is going on by means of corruption in this agency. RCCSB has recently dismissed my case that took my child out of my care citing not having any evidence to have done what that did , and my child is STILL not in my care , I have never done anything wrong and the agency has not once tried to rectify itself , I am afraid these legal kidnappings are all too often and the taxpayers who fund these agencies are unaware , I have been through grievance , upon grievance to no avail , people need to be aware of what goes on in these systems why are we failing these children these families and WHO do you tell when you have fallen victim? . I am allotted weekend visits for a child I NEVER was found to have done ANYTHING wrong to , parents rights' are paramount to the rights of anyone ... this is a sick injustice that is kept too quiet and these agencies need to be held responsible when they break up homes and lives in err , whether it be due to incompetent workers , policies , discrimination , or flatout corruption , we are failing families and horribly . thank you for your time .

By Anonymous

I have 4 (16,14,13,9) wonderful girls that are in care, 2 of them have MAJOR INTELLECTUAL DISABILITYS (16,14y/o) and 9 year old MILD INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY and a main stream (13 y/o) my older kids have been incare since 2002, when my 9 y/o was 2 weeks old, FOR 2 WEEKS VOLUNTERARY TEMPERARY CARE, (What a joke) they got sexually malestested in care, DOCS tryed to accuse natural family, they still tell the kids to say things, Like that they remember mum and and daddy doing unbelievable sickning things like sticking sticks in their bums ect, kids that couldnt even remeber what the did yesterday. My 9 year old was taken straight from school june 09, After being in my care since 2002, with no reports or concerns from DOCS, with docs only leaving a card at my doors saying dont pick your daughter up before calling us, They came back to my house, and said that "S" will not be coming home, she will be going to stay with her sisters, For she disclosed that her dad had sexually abused her, at access.(i was in tears, they said that its noting I did, It has to be investigated, before you can see her, ( what aload of shit) I called docs before giving her father unsupervised access and I wanted them to supervise access due to concerns i had with with him, having unsupervised access and they forced me to give him access, due to being her bio father. not know what my concerns were, (HE HAS MULTI PERSONAILITY DISORDER, AND PARANIOR SCITZAPHRINIC, BIPOLO ETC) From the day they took her from school to the day I first saw her it was 8weeks, they gave me 3 x 1 hour access over 3 weeks then they stopped me from seeing for over 12months, without explaination, and they bought out my legal rep and got their order for access 3 times a years for min of 1hr in the office, with my 9 year old and the other 3 girls could come if they wanted to. Docs think that the girls know what the consequences of what docs tell them to say, eg, say that you dont want to see mum any more, (BULLSHIT, ITS BRAIN WASHING, AND THEY ARE ALIANATING MY KIDS AGAINEST ME.WHY CAUSE THEY FUCKED UP.) There is no justice, mY 9 Y/O was told to think that she was at mums, before she went to sleep so she would cry herself to sleep... (THIS IS MENTAL ABUSE AND DOCS GET AWAY WITH IT..)

Experts push disclosure of failed foster adoptions

Experts push disclosure of failed foster adoptions

Deb and Doug Carlsons' adopted sons have trashed bedrooms, stolen credit cards and threatened to kill them. One drew a disturbing picture of beheading the southwest Florida couple and throwing a party.

Private eye rescues kids in night-time missions

Private eye rescues kids in night-time missions

Returns children taken by social services to parents

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Child Trafficking By Social Worker - Baby LK Report For August 21st 2011

Smoke Pot, Lose Your Kid (If You're Black)

Smoke Pot, Lose Your Kid (If You're Black)

I have some friends who grew up in homes where their parents smoked pot. Their parents also loved them, fed them, clothed them, quizzed them for exams, nursed them when they were sick, cheered their accomplishments and sent them off into the world well-equipped to handle life's challenges. None of these parents neglected their children or jeopardized their children's safety.

Judge weighs papers' request for child-abuse records

Judge weighs papers' request for child-abuse records

A Franklin Circuit Court judge is considering a request by the state’s two largest newspapers to force state social service officials to release records related to child abuse deaths and serious injuries.

Foster child abducted by biological mother found in Las Cruces

Foster child abducted by biological mother found in Las Cruces

The search is over for a Lincoln, Nebraska foster child who was abducted by her biological mother. The two were discovered Saturday in Las Cruces.

Big business is bad for kids, author says

Big business is bad for kids, author says

Multinational corporations are corroding children's rights on several fronts, according to a new book by Canadian legal scholar Joel Bakan.


Records show history of neglect, abuse at foster care group homes operated by Milan company

Records show history of neglect, abuse at foster care group homes operated by Milan company

The 34-year-old was mentally retarded, blind, and had cerebral palsy. She was fed through a stomach tube and depended on employees at the state-licensed group homes where she lived in Washtenaw County to provide her round-the-clock care.

Foster child abducted by mother found in Las Cruces



Witness: No maltreatment of Russian boy

Witness: No maltreatment of Russian boy

A child welfare official has testified that social workers found no signs of maltreatment when they investigated an Alaska woman accused of punishing her adopted son by putting hot sauce in his mouth.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Voice actress held over foster child's death

Voice actress held over foster child's death

A voice actress who was once the voice of the popular Licca-chan dress-up doll has been arrested on suspicion of fatally abusing her 3-year-old foster daughter, police said Saturday.

Drug trial scrapped amid outcry

Drug trial scrapped amid outcry

FORMER Australian of the Year Patrick McGorry has aborted a controversial trial of antipsychotic drugs on children as young as 15 who are "at risk" of psychosis, amid complaints the study was unethical.

Define Better - song and music video



This amazing song and music video features Chill EB, and was released by CCHR (www.CCHRint.org). It's an eye-opening song about the pharma drugging of our children with psychiatric medications.

Counselor says former OKC officer is not attracted to boys

Counselor says former OKC officer is not attracted to boys

Defense attorneys for a former Oklahoma City police sergeant accused of molesting four teenage boys while they were under his care are asking a judge to reconsider his decision to deny bail.

Medical Proof Will Exonerate Martinez, Attorneys Say

Sacramento judge eviscerates defendant, CPS over girl's death

Sacramento judge eviscerates defendant, CPS over girl's death

The court hearing Friday was to sentence 23-year-old Thomas Jerome Martin to prison for beating 3-year-old Valeeya Brazile to death.

Godboldo loses parenting rights

Godboldo loses parenting rights

Maryanne Godboldo has been denied full parental rights of her daughter, according to an Aug. 10 verdict by jurors.

Friday, August 19, 2011

A Disturbing Look at Children's Aid Societies

A Disturbing Look at Children's Aid Societies

Study: Nearly 1 in 10 U.S. kids diagnosed with ADHD

Study: Nearly 1 in 10 U.S. kids diagnosed with ADHD

Over the last decade, an increasing number of American children have been diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a new government survey reveals.


They branded us abusers, stole our children and killed our marriage: parents of boy with brittle bones attack social workers who claimed they beat him

They branded us abusers, stole our children and killed our marriage: parents of boy with brittle bones attack social workers who claimed they beat him

Out of her mind with worry, Amy Garland sat beside her six-week-old son Harrison’s cot desperate to know what was wrong with him. She had woken that morning to find her newborn in distress and his legs painfully swollen, and rushed him to Accident and Emergency for treatment.

DSHS Letter To All Legislators

DSHS Letter To All Legislators

So here we learn that messages are sent on an " as-needed" basis. When KING 5 covered a number of terrible abuses we never heard a thing!!!! Where was the note after the 47 lb. 14 year-old was found? Let's open up the many, many cases of neglect by DSHS. DSHS should come clean.

Guatemalan Court Order Rattles Foreign Adoption Community

Guatemalan Court Order Rattles Foreign Adoption Community

The story about a young, missing Guatemalan girl whose mother searched for her for five years and eventually found she had been adopted by a couple in Missouri has been floating around for a couple of years now. But the latest news is that the mother, Loyda Rodriguez Morales, has essentially won her case. CNN reported on Monday that the Guatemalan government had ordered the girl returned, and that because it was considered a case of human trafficking, would call Interpol to enforce the order if the adoptive parents didn't comply. According to Erin Seigal, a fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University who's been covering the case closely, that's an unprecedented move in the world of international adoptions.

Lunch with the Family Court Judge



Mister Shakur meets with the family court judge to tell her a thing or two about herself and how she helped his psycho ex wife block his request for joint custody. TAKE
NOTE: Judge Levine at Suffolk County Probate Court in Boston, Massachusetts is the WOR.

“Pro-Life” Kansas Governor Cuts Funding for Dying Infants

“Pro-Life” Kansas Governor Cuts Funding for Dying Infants

A national study published by the Annie E. Casey Foundation shows that child welfare in Kansas is slipping fast. The state dropped to 40th in infant mortality, and has the terrible distinction of being the worst in the country in terms of African-American infant mortality. 1 in 5 children are living in poverty in Kansas, the lowest level in seven years.

Hacking police chief was criticised by Victoria Climbie child abuse inquiry

Hacking police chief was criticised by Victoria Climbie child abuse inquiry

The senior police officer leading the investigations into phone hacking and bribery was strongly criticised for her role in one of Britain’s worst child abuse cases.

Ex-prosecutor in prison for child porn offenses released pending appeal

Ex-prosecutor in prison for child porn offenses released pending appeal

Note: I guarantee this wouldn't have happened if he was not one of their own.

The former state prosecutor incarcerated at a federal prison in Colorado on child pornography charges has been released, according to information on the U.S. Bureau of Prisons inmate locator website.

Tennessee and Virginia Agree: Stop Shackling Pregnant Women

Tennessee and Virginia Agree: Stop Shackling Pregnant Women

Women's dignity was vindicated twice in a double dose of justice on Thursday. A federal jury in Tennessee awarded Juana Villegas $200,000 as compensation for the suffering she endured when the Davidson County Sheriff's Office unconstitutionally shackled her to her delivery bed in 2008.

Council bosses knew about allegations disabled kids were mocked on 'wall of shame'

Council bosses knew about allegations disabled kids were mocked on 'wall of shame'

COUNCIL chiefs had known for months about allegations of trusted employees mocking disabled children on their "wall of shame", the Courier can reveal.


In 'hot sauce mom' case, Dr. Phil didn't help

In 'hot sauce mom' case, Dr. Phil didn't help

Is punishing a 7-year-old by putting Tapatio sauce in his mouth torture? How about forcing him, sobbing and screaming, into a cold shower?

FOSTER AGENCY APOLOGISES FOR FAILURES

FOSTER AGENCY APOLOGISES FOR FAILURES

A New South Wales foster care agency has admitted it put at least a dozen children in harm's way, and some suffered as a result.

9 Investigates: Welfare Drug Testing

9 Investigates: Welfare Drug Testing

Just six weeks after Florida began drug testing welfare applicants, WFTV uncovered numbers, which show that the program is already costing Central Florida taxpayers more than it saves.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Hundreds of Saskatchewan kids still at risk in foster homes: advocate

Hundreds of Saskatchewan kids still at risk in foster homes: advocate

Saskatchewan's children's advocate says the number of kids in overcrowded foster homes is down since a scathing report came out that likened one place to a puppy mill.

Fewer Saskatchewan kids in crowded foster homes, but 100s still at risk: advocate

Once honored Toledo foster parents now facing criminal charges

Once honored Toledo foster parents now facing criminal charges

A Toledo couple honored more than a decade ago as Family of the Year is now facing criminal charges. Christopher and Lee Ann Henry were honored in 1999 for their role as foster parents.

Overcrowding remains major issue for foster homes in Saskatchewan: children’s advocate

Overcrowding remains major issue for foster homes in Saskatchewan: children’s advocate

Significant progress has been made since a scathing report on problems in the foster care system in the Saskatoon area was released more than two years ago, but major issues remain, Saskatchewan’s children’s advocate said in a report released Thursday.

Parents Losing Custody Of Kids After Minor Marijuana Arrests

Parents Losing Custody Of Kids After Minor Marijuana Arrests

Hundreds of New York parents are entangled in child neglect cases after being found with or admitting to using small amounts of marijuana.

NYC Yanks Kids From Pothead Parents

NYC Yanks Kids From Pothead Parents

Heroin, cocaine, and Mary Jane are all treated the same by child welfare authorities in New York City: even a legal amount of marijuana at home means your children can be taken away, even permanently, the New York Times reports. Several hundred of the city's casual dope smokers have been drawn into civil child neglect cases over the past few years, even though states and localities nationwide are loosening marijuana laws—and 730,000 residents of the Big Apple are said to use the drug annually.

Lawsuit raises hotline question

Lawsuit raises hotline question

If a student tells a school counselor that another student is abusing her at school, must the counselor --a mandated reporter --make a call to the state's child abuse hotline?

Study: Miss. Ranks Last In Child Welfare 10 Years In A Row

Study: Miss. Ranks Last In Child Welfare

A national study ranks Mississippi in last place in child welfare for the 10th consecutive year.

New Target Alert!!!

Well not really, but this makes it official apparently.

Report: Cohabitation a threat to child welfare : 2011-08-17

Cohabiting is an emerging threat to the health of children and society, two new research reports say.

Another one? Damn!

Phoenix police: Man accused of sexually assaulting foster child

A Phoenix man was arrested Wednesday morning on suspicion of sexually assaulting a 10-year-old foster child who was in his care for several months, according to police.

The New QR-Code For LK Mobile


Ill. judge rules against Catholics on foster care

Ill. judge rules against Catholics on foster care

An Illinois judge ruled Thursday that the state can stop working with Catholic Charities on adoptions and foster care placements - something the state decided to do in July after the not-for-profit agency refused to recognize Illinois' new civil unions law.

Langevin bill aims to curb foster child ID theft

Langevin bill aims to curb foster child ID theft

A congressman from Rhode Island wants state governments to do more to protect children in foster care from identity theft.

Dalton man charged with rape of foster child

Dalton man charged with rape of foster child

A Dalton man has been arrested for the statutory rape and aggravated child molestation of a foster child in his care, authorities said.
Foster Father Charged With Sex Crimes

Foster Father Charged With Sex Crimes

HSE criticised over foster care

HSE criticised over foster care

The Health Service Executive (HSE) has committed to developing a national policy for providing foster care services for children with special needs by the end of the year.

For Sale to Humanity: Thousands of Foster Children

For Sale to Humanity: Thousands of Foster Children

We have written several times during the past year about the moral and ethical violations which we believe occur by executives and administrators of many of the Foster Agencies littering the landscape of Los Angeles, like so many angels that hide behind pretenses of nobility and decency.

94 per cent of Ghanaian parents endorse corporal punishment-Survey

94 per cent of Ghanaian parents endorse corporal punishment-Survey

A survey conducted in four districts of the country by the Campaign for Female Education (CAMFED), a Non Governmental Organisation (NGO) indicates that 94 per cent of Ghanaian parents endorse corporal punishment as a means of correcting misbehaving students.

Foster Parent Sex Charges



Dalton police have charged a foster parent with sex charges. investigators say the victim is a foster daughter living in his home. 46-year old mark edward anthony faces charges of statutory rape and aggravated child molestation. police say the incidents happened over several months late last year. the department was called to remove children from the residence in february .. and the investigation has been underway since then. anthony was arrested on tuesday and denied bond.

Pregnant woman told baby was alive two weeks after being told she had suffered a miscarriage

Pregnant woman told baby was alive two weeks after being told she had suffered a miscarriage

A pregnant woman who was advised to have a termination after an NHS ultrasound indicated she had suffered a miscarriage only found out her baby was still alive after requesting another scan.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

No Cause for Marijuana Case, but Enough for Child Neglect

No Cause for Marijuana Case, but Enough for Child Neglect

The police found about 10 grams of marijuana, or about a third of an ounce, when they searched Penelope Harris’s apartment in the Bronx last year. The amount was below the legal threshold for even a misdemeanor, and prosecutors declined to charge her. But Ms. Harris, a mother whose son and niece were home when she was briefly in custody, could hardly rest easy.

Former Foster Parents of the Year Charged With Child Endangerment

Toledo foster parents charged with endangering child

A foster child with cerebral palsy was removed from her parent's home. Now, her adoptive parents are charged with child endangering. A Lucas County grand jury handed down the indictment Wednesday afternoon.
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In 1999, the Henrys were foster parents of the year. But now, Mrs. Henry and her husband, Christopher, are accused of abusing their adoptive daughter who has cerebral palsy.

State child snatchers: As social workers hand back a child they falsely claim was abused, an investigation exposes one of the great scandals of our ag

State child snatchers: As social workers hand back a child they falsely claim was abused, an investigation exposes one of the great scandals of our age

Daily Mail readers will have been horrified yesterday to read the story of the South Gloucestershire couple whose two young children were removed from them because social workers thought their son’s bone fractures must have been caused by physical abuse.

Ky. one of worst for child welfare

Ky. one of worst for child welfare

In the face of poverty and other economic woes, Kentucky is one of the worst states in the nation when it comes to children’s health, according to a recent study.

Newspapers accuse state of illegally withholding child-death records

Newspapers accuse state of illegally withholding child-death records

A lawyer for Kentucky's two largest newspapers told a Franklin Circuit Court judge Wednesday that the state was "thumbing its nose at the law" by withholding records relating to the deaths of abused and neglected children.

Note: Yeah, they want the juicy stuff to help sell papers.

New racket: Trafficking in unborn babies

New racket: Trafficking in unborn babies

It is called trafficking in unborn babies.

Pregnant Filipino women have been recruited to travel overseas legally as tourists then sell their newborns to waiting adoptive parents, the Department of Social Welfare and Development said on Wednesday.

Va child services worker faces drug, gun charges

Va child services worker faces drug, gun charges

A Spotsylvania County child protective services worker and two of her family members are facing drug charges.

Mom jailed for false child abuse story against ex

Mom jailed for false child abuse story against ex

Three southwest Florida residents have been charged with falsely reporting child abuse to the state hotline.

Note: Wow. Only 3?

Probate and Family Court Jurisdiction

The Flame Wars

Earlier today my doorbell rang, causing the instantaneous panic attack known as Doorbell PTSD, a common disorder caused by unwarranted CPS investigations where the person panics when they're not expecting a visitor who comes knocking. I opened the door, there were two old men with their Bibles in hand coming to share the word of the Jehovah's Witness. The guy asked me the following question: Why do you think there are so many problems in the world? He elaborated for a few seconds and if I get the gist of what he was saying, he wanted to know why I thought there was violence, drug use, family breakdown, and a host of other social problems.

What an annoyance, I thought. So I politely answered his question to the best of my ability explaining that: "People are stupid and the human race is like a large group of small children all put into the sandbox together being told to share one single toy."

Then I politely sent them on their way. Sort of like what I'm gonna do with the Flame Warriors and trolls that are popping up on Facebook, calling themselves family rights activists or rather the bad kids who can't play nice in the sandbox and just want to pick fights with whoever comes along. Because they too are nothing but a minor annoyance, and giving them the attention that they seek only fuels the fire. It also causes problems like nothing changing, nothing getting accomplished, and nothing but more idiots joining in.

The reason I am writing this is because many people have contacted me in support since this John Doe AKA John Anderson guy decided to advertise his ongoing flame war in the small and might I add, usually friendly Facebook group which I started a while back. Since then, nothing bad has happened with the exception of his small group of trolls tooting their horns and playing their games. My friends list has grown, people have continued to post their links and do their thing. So really they have done nothing but make themselves look stupid and piss a few others off in the process.

From what I can see, the guy has some sort of a personality disorder (keen grasp of the obvious, I know). He's apparently making fake accounts under the names of others with all kinds of accusations. I've heard this and I've read that, I've heard all kinds of things that I don't want to repeat on this blog out of respect for my readers. Nor am I going to give him much of my attention, as my focus will not be diverted and Legally Kidnapped will continue to move forward and continue to expose the Child Protective Industry for what it is.

Fortunately most, not all, but most of my readers act like adults who want real change and reform. They see the kind of harm that can come to their efforts by engaging in such petty and immature drives to expose every advocate who won't join their war or has any perceived affiliations with whoever it is that they don't like.

You know, I've been around for a while. I've seen lots of these Flame Wars over the last few years. Some have raged on forever. My favorite has been going on in Usenet for probably 10 years where the same small group attacks each other with the same crap over and over again. It still continues on to this day and these people have accomplished nothing and I often think it continues because they simply have nothing better to do.

So what is a flame war? Wikipedia puts it like this:
Flaming, also known as bashing, is hostile and insulting interaction between Internet users. Flaming usually occurs in the social context of an Internet forum, Internet Relay Chat (IRC), Usenet, by e-mail, game servers such as Xbox Live or Playstation Network, and on video-sharing websites. It is frequently the result of the discussion of heated real-world issues such as politics, sports, religion, and philosophy, or of issues that polarise subpopulations, but can also be provoked by seemingly trivial differences.

Deliberate flaming, as opposed to flaming as a result of emotional discussions, is carried out by individuals known as flamers, who are specifically motivated to incite flaming. These users specialize in flaming and target specific aspects of a controversial conversation, and are usually more subtle than their counterparts.
Their counterparts are known as trolls who are less "professional" and write obvious and blunt remarks to incite a flame war, as opposed to the more subtle, yet precise flamers.[1] Some websites even cater for flamers and trolls, by allowing them a free environment, such as Flame-Wars forum.[2]
Now the problem with the trolls is that they don't make any sense. They present a logical fallacy in what would be otherwise productive arguments, known as an Ad Hominem, which Wikipedia describes like this:
"Personal attacks"

An ad hominem (Latin: "to the man"), short for argumentum ad hominem, is an attempt to link the truth of a claim to a negative characteristic or belief of the person advocating it. The ad hominem is normally described as a logical fallacy, but it is not always fallacious; in some instances, questions of personal conduct, character, motives, etc., are legitimate and relevant to the issue.
Saying that "So and so did this or that" does not solve the problems of Child Protective Services stealing and selling your children.

All the flame wars do is divert us from our purpose. They make us choose sides against one another. They keep us divided. Engaging will make you look just as stupid as they are.

"Examine that which is said, not he who said it."
- Arabian Proverb

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