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  • Virginia Mother Jailed for Talking to Son's Doctors and Reporting Physical Abuse by Father

    06/18/2018 4:39:45 AM PDT · by Moseley · 46 replies
    Christian NewsWire ^ | June 18, 2018 | Jonathon A Moseley
    Contact: Janice Grenadier, 202-368-7178 ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 18, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- A young mother was jailed Friday for reporting physical abuse of her son by the father to government authorities and for talking to her 10 year old son's therapist and psychiatrist about her medical concerns for her son. Hard to believe? The court reporter transcripts reveal it all in Cases CJ 14001064 and 14001065 in Alexandria Circuit Court in Virginia. Her attorney is Jonathon Moseley (703) 656-1230. Judge Lisa Kemler announced in her official decision before a court reporter that she was punishing the mother for making a...
  • The Dark Side of 'Christian' Family Counselors

    04/22/2018 11:48:52 AM PDT · by Hostage · 95 replies
    Free Republic ^ | April 22, 2018 | Hostage
    A male friend from my community has a shared custody arrangement of his son who at 10 years old is similar in age to my own son. The father and I have known each other for seven years and we have developed a friendship. This is a summary of events the father has shared with me over the past several years. He is pretty closed lip but knows I can be trusted to keep his personal matters private. We share a lot as our boys are often in the same activities together like baseball, karate, biking. I try to be...
  • Editorial: Chicago's pension precipice: It's worse than you thought.

    04/04/2018 2:34:57 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 62 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 4/3/2018 | Editorial Board
    Chicago taxpayers, prepare for another kick in the teeth. In fact, it might be a good time to grow fond of the toothless grin. Another recent court decision will put taxpayers on the hook for additional city pension debts. Yes, even more than before. A circuit court judge in March struck down a 2014 state law that eased pressure on the pension fund of Chicago Park District retirees. The law had increased Park District employees’ own contributions to the fund, increased their retirement-eligible age, reduced their annual cost-of-living increases and reduced duty disability benefits. But those changes will be rolled...
  • Rahm Emanuel creates ‘Trump-free zone’ for students at Chicago schools

    09/05/2017 6:51:31 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 40 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 9/5/2017 | Jessica Chasmar
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday assured incoming high schoolers that they need not to worry about President Trump ending the “Dreamers” program, saying Chicago Public Schools are a “Trump-free” sanctuary for young illegal immigrants. “To all the Dreamers that are here in this room and in the city of Chicago: You are welcome in the city of Chicago. This is your home. And you have nothing to worry about,” Mr. Emanuel told a group of freshman on the first day of classes at Solorio Academy High School, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. “Chicago, our schools, our neighborhoods, our city, as...
  • Chicago Public Schools borrow $275 million at sky-high interest rate

    06/20/2017 7:22:43 AM PDT · by george76 · 63 replies
    Sun-Times ^ | 06/19/2017 | Lauren FitzPatrick and Fran Spielman
    The Chicago Public Schools will pay 6.39 percent — an extraordinary interest rate by short-term lending standards — to borrow $275 million it needs to make a mandatory payment for retiree pensions before a June 30 deadline. That’s more than four times the interest rate a typical government would pay on the same borrowing deal ... It’s yet another sign of the dire financial condition of the nation’s third-largest public school system, which for months has had a “junk” credit rating from Wall Street financial institutions. CPS officials secured the $275 million on Monday from J.P. Morgan. It’s the final...
  • CPS needs $596M, not $129M, to finish year, top mayoral aide says ( Chicago )

    05/10/2017 3:45:08 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 05/09/2017 | Santiago Covarrubias
    It's going to take much more money to keep Chicago's schools open through June than previously revealed, top Emanuel budget aide Carole Brown says. The Chicago Public Schools actually need $596 million to keep schools open the rest of the school year, and not just the $129 million officials have publicly discussed, a top aide to Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Tuesday. ... Brown said all options are on the table to find the cash needed to stave off an early closing of schools that CPS CEO Forrest Claypool has warned might be needed but that Emanuel has ruled out to...
  • Upstate NY mom claims she was arrested for homeschooling her children

    02/08/2017 12:08:19 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 29 replies
    © 2017 Syracuse Media Group. All rights reserved ^ | February 08, 2017 at 2:31 PM | By Ben Axelson | baxelson@nyup.com
    A single mother in Buffalo claims she was arrested and her children were unjustly taken from her custody just because she tried to homeschool them. Kiarre Harris decided to homeschool her children because she felt the Buffalo public school system was failing them. On Dec. 7, she filed documents at Buffalo City Hall informing the district of her intent to homeschool her children.... A week after filing the documents, Child Protective Services called asking why her children were not in school. She explained the situation and told them she could provide the paperwork proving she was homeschooling them. No indication...
  • Former Ga. state senator shot by husband who then shot himself, according to GBI report

    11/17/2016 9:13:26 AM PST · by MNDude · 19 replies
    TURNERVILLE, GA. -- The ongoing investigation into the deaths of former state Sen. Nancy Schaefer and her husband indicates, according to a Georgia Bureau of Investigation statement, that Bruce Schaefer shot his wife once then turned the gun on himself. The two were discovered in the bedroom of their home by relatives late Friday afternoon. A gun was found near the body of Bruce Schaefer, and the Habersham County Sheriff's Office and the GBI are investigating, according to the GBI statement. Several letters written by Bruce Schaefer to family members were found in the home, including a suicide note, according...
  • 2 Child Protective Services' Employees Placed on Leave Pending Investigation into Kidnapping

    11/16/2016 11:29:50 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | 11/15 | Jaspreet Kaur and Mari Payton
    2 Child Protective Services' Employees Placed on Administrative Leave Pending Investigation into 2-Month Old's KidnappingThe baby boy is currently being held in a foster home in Mazatlán, Mexico Two Child Protective Services' (CPS) employees were placed on administrative leave after a 2-month old baby was kidnapped by his mother and taken to Mexico, a spokesperson with San Diego County confirmed with NBC 7. Baby Maximus Garcia was taken by his 36-year old mother Erika Ramos Saucedo last Thursday. The 2-month old had been dropped off at the South Bay Womens Recovery Center in National City by a CPS employee for...
  • Experts expect Children’s Services to investigate Weiner

    08/29/2016 1:10:51 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 66 replies
    Two leading divorce experts agree that Anthony Weiner’s behavior — sending a sexting partner a lurid crotch shot with his toddler son in the bed and picture with him — is grounds for a city child welfare probe. “I believe ACS will start investigating now,” said attorney Raoul Felder, referring to the Administration for Children’s Services. “He’s doing these things on camera and he brings his child into bed with him,” said the noted divorce lawyer, who handled former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani’s divorce from second wife Donna Hanover.
  • Police: Good Samaritan Breaks Into Car To Rescue Kids Left In Motor City Casino Garage

    08/29/2016 12:04:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    CBS Detroit ^ | August 29, 2016
    A 25-year-old man is expected to face charges after he left two young children in a car while he gambled at Detroit’s Motor City Casino. Detroit police were called to the parking garage at 11:25 a.m. Monday on a report of kids left unattended in a vehicle. According to police, a concerned citizen broke into the car and rescued the two boys, who are 5 months and 2 years old. Police said the children seemed to be physically OK and were turned over to casino security before police arrived. It’s not known at this time how long they were in...
  • Communist oppresion in Greece during the civil war

    08/06/2016 11:19:05 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 14 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8t-h11Fv2NQ A preview of life under Hillary Clinton This movie examines what happened to the citizens of Lia in Greece during the devastating civil war of 1946. During this war hundreds of thousands of Greeks lost their lives to communists. the greatest tragedy illustrated, children taken from their parents to sent to live in Socialist countries such as Albania, Russia and Czechoslovakia. Over 20,000 children were stolen from their parents against their will to socialist countries where they were abused and mistreated. many never lived to return to Greece ever again. Consider this a warning to all Americans on the...
  • Teen Mom Rejects Abortion After Rape, Now Child Protective Services Has Taken Her Baby

    06/17/2016 10:19:41 PM PDT · by kathsua · 95 replies
    Life News ^ | Jun 17, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    An Alabama group is alleging that a young rape victim who chose life for her son experienced another traumatic situation this week when government workers took the newborn away from her. According to Terri LaPoint, a writer for Health Impact News who witnessed the situation, the 14-year-old girl allegedly was raped by a 19-year-old and became pregnant. The unnamed girl chose life for her son and gave birth to him on Monday in Alabaster, Alabama. The 14-year-old received several visits from the hospital social worker after her son was born; and on Wednesday, LaPoint said government officials from the state...
  • In wake of toddler's slaying, 2 VMC doctors fired

    04/30/2016 1:11:59 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 45 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 04/29/2016 | Eric Kurhi and Tracey Kaplan
    Santa Clara County has fired the doctor in charge of its Center for Child Protection and another pediatrician for allegedly failing to report egregious abuse of a toddler whose mother's boyfriend has since been charged with his murder, the Mercury News has learned. Just six months before the 2-year-old boy was found dead in mid-January, both of his arms had been broken, multiple sources familiar with the investigation said. Yet even though medical personnel suspected the injuries were not accidental, as the mother said, the incident was never reported by the doctors to Child Protective Services, as required by law.
  • Q&A: Chicago teachers to strike over contract, budget

    03/31/2016 2:42:07 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 12 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 3/31/2016 | SARA BURNETT
    CHICAGO — Thousands of Chicago teachers plan to walk off the job for one day on Friday, shutting down schools in the nation's third-largest district in what could be an early glimpse of a more prolonged strike still to come. Some 27,000 Chicago Teachers Union members have been working without a contract since June. They've overwhelmingly authorized an open-ended strike like the one that closed schools for more than a week in 2012, though that would still be weeks away. The union and its allies say Friday's action is an attempt to draw attention to their fight for a new...
  • CPS tells principals it lacks the cash to get through this year ( Chicago )

    03/10/2016 6:28:50 AM PST · by george76 · 21 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | March 10, 2016 | Juan Perez Jr.
    Chcago Public Schools officials told principals on Wednesday that the district is "short of the necessary cash for the remainder of the school year" partly because of a pension payment of nearly $700 million due this summer. ... Last month, principals had to absorb $26 million in midyear budget cuts to district-operated schools. Principals tapped internal accounts, cut planned technology and textbook purchases and didn't fill vacant positions to avert layoffs. On Wednesday, principals were told to hold off on $45 million budgeted for "non-personnel" expenses. The district said it wants to save another $10 million through a limit on...
  • Militia Members Accuse Gov’t of Going to Unthinkable Lengths (CPS takes kids

    01/26/2016 7:21:14 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 15 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Jan 25 2016 | Chris Enloe
    Two key members of the Oregon militia, who continue to hold the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon, say Arizona officials took their children from their homes as an act of revenge. According to a report from the Arizona Republic, Robert "LaVoy" Finicum and Blaine Cooper say federal officials pressured local child protection officials to take custody of their children in retaliation against them for their siege on the wildlife refuge. Cooper, who posts regular updates of the siege on social media, said earlier in the month that child protection services came to his house in Humboldt, Arizona, and took...
  • Chicago school district announces layoffs in central office

    01/21/2016 5:32:26 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 21, 2016 5:38 PM EST
    The head of the Chicago Public Schools says the district will lay off some of its central office staff on Friday. District CEO Forrest Claypool's statement came a day after top Illinois Republicans called for a state takeover of the financially troubled school district, which has a nearly $1 billion budget deficit that could lead to thousands of teacher layoffs and a strike. ...
  • Mom Who Overslept While Son Walked to School Could Get 10 Years in Prison

    12/05/2015 6:17:12 PM PST · by Twotone · 112 replies
    Reason ^ | Dec. 3, 2015 | Lenore Skenazy
    Maria Hasankolli, the Connecticut mom who was arrested after police found her eight-year-old son walking to school while she overslept, had her court appearance yesterday. Here is what she wrote to me: "So I just left court. I was informed that "risk of injury to a minor" (my charge) carries with it a ten year sentence, five thousand dollar fine, and five years probation. My case was continued to January 6th, 2016."
  • Mom could go to jail for letting her son play outside alone

    12/01/2015 12:03:34 AM PST · by detective · 62 replies
    MSN ^ | December 1, 2015 | Theresa Edwards
    That's what happened to Sonya Hendren when she let her 4-year-old son, Tomahawk, play on their gated Sacramento, California, apartment complex playground by himself. She felt her son could handle playing unsupervised 120 feet from her apartment's front door, but her neighbor disagreed. According to local news outlet CBS8, the neighbor, Sonja Horrell, reported Hendren to Child Protective Services, and Hendren was arrested for felony child neglect and endangerment.