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  • 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.
  • From Child Protection to State-sponsored Child Kidnapping: How Did we Get Here?

    11/10/2015 2:19:31 PM PST · by Sopater · 3 replies
    Medical Kidnap ^ | 10/30/2015 | Monica Mears
    Legal Kidnapping: Government’s Assault on Parents How Did We Get Here? The Slippery Slope of Government “Protection”by Monica MearsHealth Impact NewsWhen most people today hear of a terrible child abuse case, their immediate reaction is to call on the government to protect the child and bring justice to bear on the situation. This reliance upon government to enforce child protection, rather than families, churches or non-profit groups, is a relatively new concept in history.As American government has grown ever larger in response to society’s expectations that it should be all children’s protector, Americans have discovered these good intentions have created...
  • Chicago has a high school with 13 freshmen

    10/29/2015 9:13:14 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 16 replies
    WBEZ ^ | 10/27/2015 | Linda Lutton and Becky Vevea
    Chicago has a high school with just 13 ninth graders. That’s the entire freshman class: 13. This isn’t a specialty school, or a school for expelled students, or an alternative school. It’s a regular Chicago public high school. Just 13 freshmen signed up this year to attend Austin Business and Entrepreneurship Academy High School on the city’s predominantly black West Side. And Austin Business is not alone. Two other high schools located inside the same building have enrolled just 20 and 24 freshmen each. Three separate principals oversee the three schools. Then there’s Hirsch Metropolitan High School on 79th and...
  • CPS continues to fiddle while Springfield burns ( Chicago Public Schools )

    10/12/2015 2:47:55 PM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies
    Crain Communication ^ | October 10, 2015 | Greg Hinz
    The indictment of former Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett closes a chapter in yet another sad tale of greedy, cheating city officials. Her lawyer says she has agreed to plead guilty when she appears in court, and I hope the judge throws the book at her. But ethical misconduct is only a part of BBB's legacy. The ex-CEO—along with the rest of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's crack team at the Board of Education—has left us with a whopper of a problem that could hit full force as soon as next month. I'm referring to the nearly $500 million hole in...
  • CPS Kidnaps 11 Children from Texas Homeschool Family

    08/05/2015 8:18:35 AM PDT · by Sopater · 62 replies
    Medical Kidnap ^ | August 5, 2015 | Health Impact News/MedicalKidnap.com Staff
    Claire Rembis was sick, and had to spend 3 days in the hospital. Her attack of pancreatitis paled in comparison to what happened next. The mom from Plano, Texas, came home to a nightmare that no parent should ever have to face. CPS came and took her children, all 11 of them, because a “well-meaning” couple, members of her oldest son’s former youth group, didn’t think that the 16 and 14 year olds could handle babysitting their siblings while their dad took the baby to the hospital to visit Claire. Has it really gotten to the point where a mother...
  • CPS pension woes made me fall out of love with Mayor Daley

    07/06/2015 4:08:01 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 14 replies
    chicago tribune ^ | 6 july 2015 | Heidi Stevens
    Chicago Public Schools went an entire decade without making a pension contribution under Daley. It was part of a "pension holiday," according to the report. And like a lot of holidays, it left a hangover.
  • How to Protect Yourself and Your Children from Medical Kidnapping

    06/04/2015 9:30:35 AM PDT · by Sopater · 26 replies
    Medical Kidnap ^ | June 3, 2015 | John P. Thomas
    It is common for people to spend more time deliberating over what type of cable TV package they will purchase than over who will provide their family with primary health care services. Making the right choice of health care provider may be one of the most important decisions that you make for your family. It may determine whether your family stays together or is broken up and destroyed by Child Protective Services.Are you a parent who believes that you have the right to make decisions for your children regarding the medical care they receive? Are you a parent who believes...
  • Free Range Children

    04/19/2015 10:55:23 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/19/15 | Timothy Birdnow
    Agenda 21 A recent story in the media about 2 children aged 10 and 6 being taken into protective custody by over-zealous officials has introduced a phrase I expect we’ll be hearing a lot more of in coming years - Free Range Children. The children were allowed to play unsupervised in a nearby park, and busybodies called authorities who took the children into custody without notifying the parents. This was a “second offense” as the parents let the children walk home from their nearby school. Basically the kids were given a modicum of freedom to encourage responsibility and independence. I...
  • 'Free Range' Kids Picked Up Again By Police In Maryland; 'Beyond Ridiculous,' Mother Declares

    04/14/2015 11:22:57 AM PDT · by drewh · 192 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 04/13/2015 12:27:33 PM
    Two suburban Washington, D.C., parents are under scrutiny again for letting their 6- and 10-year-old children play in a park and walk home alone in a case that has stirred debate about "free-range" parenting and government powers. For the second time in four months, police picked up the children of Danielle and Alexander Meitiv on Sunday as they were walking home alone from a park that's nearly a mile from their house. This time, instead of bringing the children home, police took them directly to Child Protective Services. "It's beyond ridiculous," Danielle Meitiv said Monday. "The world is safer today,...
  • POLICE AGAIN PICK UP CHILDREN, 6 AND 10 OF FREE RANGE PARENTS

    04/14/2015 5:24:00 PM PDT · by Thank You Rush · 68 replies
    STAR TRIBUNE ^ | APRIL 14, 2015 | AMANDA LEE MYERS
    The Meitivs continued allowing their children some independence until Sunday, when the couple dropped the kids off at a park so they could play after a six-hour drive back from upstate New York, telling them to be home by 6 p.m. Danielle Meitiv said she and her husband began worrying when the kids weren't home by 6:30, but that Child Protective Services didn't call them until 8 p.m. to say the children were in their custody. Police had picked them up on the walk home after another concerned citizen called.
  • Md. parents who let kids walk alone being investigated again

    04/13/2015 11:03:44 AM PDT · by detective · 54 replies
    MSN News ^ | 04/13/2015 | MEG WAGNER
    The Maryland parents who let their “free-range” kids walk home alone and were found responsible of unsubstantiated child neglect are under fire again for leaving the children unsupervised in a park. Child Protective Services is investigating Danielle and Alexander Meitiv after their children were found alone in a Silver Springs park Sunday, NBC Washington reported.
  • Trickle-Down Tyranny

    03/08/2015 7:10:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 8, 2015 | Paul Jacob
    Government is out of control. This statement sadly seems to require no additional explanation or defense. Whether one is conservative or liberal, progressive or libertarian, Americans increasingly regard this proclamation as a self-evident truth. But perhaps some Rip Van, catatonic through previous decades, just now awakening, might seek further details and elucidation. For decades we’re been warned about the dangers of high and rising levels of national debt in the United States of America — now an accumulated $18.1 trillion dollars. Moreover, under just the last two presidents the Feds have added two-thirds of this massive debt — $4.9 trillion...
  • On the Charge of Unsubstantiated Neglect, We The People Find “Guilty”

    03/05/2015 8:10:57 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 3-5-2015 | MOTUS
    Remember our free range Baltimore kids? Apparently their parents have been convicted of “unsubstantiated neglect” for allowing them to walk home from the park alone.The Meitiv kids, engaging in unapproved “dangerous behavior” How can you hold someone responsible for anything that’s “unsubstantiated?” Where, other than government bureaucracies, would that NOT be an oxymoron?Perhaps I need to elaborate; what exactly  is “unsubstantiated neglect?” It is something that is not illegal (the law being silent on it) butt that some busybody – in this case Maryland Child Protective Services – thinks should be. Therefore they create an “illegal” act on their own...
  • Parenting in an American Gulag

    01/19/2015 2:55:18 PM PST · by lifeofgrace · 18 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 1/19/2015 | Steve Berman
    Hey moms and dads, if you’re like me, before you had kids, you imagined yourself teaching them, raising them, and being responsible for them.  After generations of our parents and grandparents shedding their responsibility to the government in exchange for a selfish, me-centered life, we no longer have primary authority to raise our children as we see fit.  That authority now lies with the government. We’ve given away so much authority to the all-powerful state in the name of protecting children, that it’s a crap-shoot when kids who really need protection will get it.  And when the state gets it...
  • How to teach your child to play with fire rather than curse the darkness.

    01/18/2015 9:40:40 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-18-2015 | MOTUS
    It’s Sunday, the day of rest. So let’s give it a rest for the day – politics I mean.  Big Guy’s new Soak The Rich plan can wait for the State of the Union, and the #OscarsSoWhite situation is in Al Sharpton’s capable hands.So let’s shift gears and talk about the culture-at-large instead; specifically the care and tending of children in this dangerous culture. In The Overprotected Kid, Hanna Rosin argues that “a preoccupation with safety has stripped childhood of independence, risk taking, and discovery—without making it safer,” and showcases a special playground in Wales designed to reverse this trend.In...
  • “Free range” parents in Maryland win appeal with CPS

    05/26/2015 7:37:42 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 7 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 26,2015 | ED MORRISSEY
    This ruling only concerns the first case involving the Meitivs. While they had pursued the appeal on the January ruling, police took their children into custody again last month for walking to the park on their own, holding them for more than five hours. The action raised eyebrows even among those who disapprove of the Meitiv’s parenting style, with many demanding to know how the police and CPS could argue that their actions were less harmful than allowing two children to walk alone to a nearby park. They still have not issued a conclusion on that incident, but it’s practically...
  • Police in Texas Launch Investigation After Video Shows Deputy Strike Nine Months Pregnant Veteran

    04/08/2015 4:40:14 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 43 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | april 7, 2015 | oliver darcy
    Police in Texas have launched an investigation after online video surfaced showing a Hunt County Sheriff’s officer strike an Air Force veteran who was nine months pregnant last month. Footage shows two deputies restrain Deanna Robinson during the March 4th incident as they accompanied Child Protective Services to her parents’ home to remove the 38-year-old’s 18-month-old son Landry over allegations of of abuse. Robinson can be heard shouting that she is pregnant before a deputy is seen at the end of the video hitting her. -snip Robinson told WFAA that the accusations of child abuse stem from a March 1st...
  • PARODY... It wasn't the Truck

    03/18/2015 8:32:35 AM PDT · by The Californian · 47 replies
    JourneyBoost ^ | 3/16/2015 | Connie Newcome
    Doc: Your child can’t walk? Mom: That’s right, he can’t walk. He was hit by a truck a couple of days ago. Could that be the cause? Doc: Hmm, correlation does not mean causation so don’t jump to conclusions. Mom: He was absolutely normal in every way before he got hit by the truck. He was walking, talking, learning new words everyday. He was such a happy delightful baby. Now he can’t walk. Doc: Sometimes babies do that. Truck warningMom: You don’t think getting hit by the truck was the cause? I did some research and I found out that...
  • Williamsburg mom prepared to face charges for abandoning “dangerous” son

    02/05/2015 2:53:23 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 190 replies
    wtkr ^ | 02/04/2015 | by Marissa Jasek
    Williamsburg, Va. – Kimberlyn Williams feels unsafe in her own home because of her 12-year-old son. “I am his mother and I do love him, but he`s dangerous,” Williams says. She says he’s so dangerous that she is prepared to face jail time to keep him out of the house, to not only protect herself, but her two younger children. “I have been hit, bit, kicked,” she says. “He has threatened to stab children at school, to kill them. He has these outbursts.” She says her son is now at Riverside Behavioral Health Center in Hampton. He was put there...
  • Homeschool Children Seized By Arkansas Authorities Remain in State Custody After Court Hearing

    01/23/2015 2:28:20 PM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 28 replies
    christiannews.net ^ | January 23, 2015 | Heather Clark
    HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – Seven homeschoolers in Arkansas who were seized by the Garland County Sheriff’s Department this month remain in state custody after a court hearing on Thursday over the matter. Hal Stanley, a pastor, and his wife Michelle state that they are in shock after their children were removed from their Hot Springs home on Jan. 12 following an anonymous complaint. The situation began last month as a social worker with the Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS) showed up at the Stanley’s door after receiving a complaint that the children were permitted to go outside in the...
  • Free-range parenting: Maryland parents under fire for letting kids walk home alone

    01/16/2015 9:49:52 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 64 replies
    WTTG, Fox 5, DC ^ | Jan 16, 2015 9:48 AM EST | Laureen DeMarco/AP
    A Montgomery County couple says they’re being investigated for neglect for allowing their two children to walk home from a park by themselves. Danielle and Alexander Meitiv say the county’s Child Protective Services began investigating them after police stopped their 10-year-old son and 6-year-old daughter about half-way through a mile-walk home on Dec. 20 in Silver Spring. Police say they stopped the children and drove them home after someone reported seeing them. …
  • Maryland couple want ‘free-range’ kids, but not all do

    01/15/2015 5:02:57 AM PST · by ConservativeInPA · 114 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | January 14, 2015 | Donna St. George
    It was a one-mile walk home from a Silver Spring park on Georgia Avenue on a Saturday afternoon. But what the parents saw as a moment of independence for their 10-year-old son and 6-year-old daughter, they say authorities viewed much differently. Danielle and Alexander Meitiv say they are being investigated for neglect for the Dec. 20 trek — in a case they say reflects a clash of ideas about how safe the world is and whether parents are free to make their own choices about raising their children. “We wouldn’t have let them do it if we didn’t think they...
  • Sioux Falls couple says their children are victims of "medical kidnapping"

    12/27/2014 7:38:55 AM PST · by Altariel · 90 replies
    KSFY (Sioux Falls) ^ | December 22, 2014 | Bridget Bennett
    A Sioux Falls couple is preparing for a Christmas without their three children---who are now in the state's custody. Parents Molly and Mike say their children were taken from their home after taking their 2 month old son to the E-R for an unknown injury. They say similar stories can be found all over the U.S. "He wouldn't eat when he was crying we would see the cut on his tongue, so I called his doctor and he said we should take him to the ER. So we went to the ER," mother Molly Bowling said. The couple says they...
  • CPS Threatens Dad: Let Your Kids Play Outside and We'll Take Them Away

    12/26/2014 3:52:55 PM PST · by Altariel · 116 replies
    Reason.com ^ | December 23, 2014 | Lenore Skenazy
    I received an update from the Maryland mom of two who was contacted by Montgomery Country Child Welfare Service in November after she let her kids, ages 6 and 10, play at the park two blocks from home by themselves. She was cited for allowing a child under age 8 "to be locked or confined in a dwelling, building, enclosure, or motor vehicle while the person charged is absent." The CPS worker decided "confined in a dwelling" was the same thing as "outside in a park."The higher ups at child services agreed that this was insane, and the case was closed—until this...
  • Children Rescued During #Ferguson Freeway Protests Placed into Child Protective Services

    12/09/2014 12:05:23 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 18 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 12/6/14 | Jim Hoft
    The protesters stopped traffic on the freeway. (Revolution News) Fourteen protesters were arrested including two children, ages 6 and 10. The children were taken to child protective services. WISN reported: Protesters from Ferguson, Missouri, took over the streets of downtown Milwaukee Saturday. The gathering caused disruption for some people trying to get around just weeks before Christmas as protesters marched through the streets. At one point, the demonstration forced a part of the freeway to be shut down. Police arrested 14 people shortly before 1 p.m. as a result of the protest that took place near Interstate 94 and Second...
  • Stakeholders Of CPS

    11/06/2014 12:14:09 PM PST · by mmdoggie · 4 replies
    www.countyofnapa.org/ ^ | June 4, 2013 | Child Welfare Services
    SIP Development Process   In January 2013, the System Improvement Planning process was initiated.   Internal meetings were conducted with all levels of staff to review the Peer Review (PR) and County Self Assessment (CSA).   Information and outcomes for inclusion in the SIP were identified. Lead responsibilities were assigned.    In addition, smaller groups of external stakeholders were consulted regarding specific strategies and actions in which they had indicated an interest and/or where there was a need for buy in and partnership.    This occurred at the numerous meetings that were already scheduled with stakeholders and issues pertinent to the plan were...
  • How letting my kid play alone outside led to a CPS investigation

    09/26/2014 8:51:48 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 39 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 25 September 2014 05:22 PM | KARI ANNE ROY
    But what I want to talk about are children who don’t feel safe outside — not because of stranger-danger or threat of immediate injury, but because the police will be called if they’re just playing like we played when we were young. What will members of the Always On Screens Generation be like when they’re adults?
  • Mayor: New high school won't be named after President Obama

    09/18/2014 12:28:22 PM PDT · by Chgogal · 27 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | September 18 ,2014 | John Byrne
    Chicago's newest selective enrollment high school will not be named after President Barack Obama, as Mayor Rahm Emanuel had announced with much fanfare when unveiling the high profile school project. In a statement this morning, Emanuel said he would look for other possible names. “Over the last few months, my team has listened to questions and concerns from the community, ranging from location of the building to the naming of the school. We take that community input seriously, which is why – as we continue to look for a thoughtful way to honor President Obama – we will look for...
  • When the Government Takes Your Children

    04/02/2014 6:22:02 AM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | April 2, 2014 | Stephen M. Krason
    Many people who have followed the Justina Pelletier case—largely ignored by the mainstream media, by the way—have thought that there has to be more to it, or that it’s an outrageous out-of-the-ordinary affair. This is the case where the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families forcibly took custody from her parents over a year ago of a teenager who had been treated for years for mitochondrial disease (a genetic disorder), when they brought her to Boston Children’s Hospital for consultation about a related gastrointestinal problem and resisted a quickly-made diagnosis by a medical resident and a psychologist there that she...
  • Secret list: Having your name on this secret Michigan list of 275,000 people could cost you your job

    03/22/2014 9:25:32 AM PDT · by Altariel · 15 replies
    WXYZ (Detroit) ^ | March 20, 2014 | Heather Catallo
    LANSING, Mich. (WXYZ) - It’s a secret list that can cost you your family or your job. Once you’re on it, it can be very hard to get off. While some changes are being made to the law, many experts say it doesn’t go far enough. The state maintains something called the Michigan Child Abuse and Neglect Central Registry and the sole power to label you an abuser lies not with a judge or a jury, but with child protective services workers. And you may be surprised at how the state can define “abuse.” Anita Belle says she’s never been...
  • Children seized after swearing toddler video release

    01/09/2014 10:32:49 AM PST · by armydawg505 · 35 replies
    www.ajc.com ^ | 1/9/14 | George Mathis
    Teaching a child racial epithets isn’t a crime, but it can lead to your children being taken from you. A police union in Nebraska has posted a video of a toddler using the “N-word” and a “slew of profanities” while arguing with adults over a toppled chair, reports CNN, who, unlike police, has blurred the face of the child. The kid even knows how to “shoot a bird.” The toddler and three other children were taken from the home Wednesday by Omaha police and Nebraska Child Protective Services. The police union, who says it got the video from a “local...
  • Parents Threatened for Opting Out of Common Core (Video)

    12/17/2013 8:00:38 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 7 replies
    http://freedomoutpost.com ^ | Deceber 16, 2013 | Karen Schroeder
    Parents hate to see their kids treated like robots while forced to fit into the government’s definition of equal and successful. Surprise! Surprise! Parents want their kids to develop as individuals each prepared to follow his own dreams. In a video (seen below) on Common Core, New York State PTA Education Coordinator Bob Aloise supported calling Child Protective Services and charging parents with “educational neglect” for opting-out their kids from the curricula or testing. Despite outrageous threats and insults, parents across the U.S. are expressing disgust with the one-size-fits all, turn-my-child-into-a-robot form of standards imposed by Common Core. Courageous parents...
  • ‘It’s Kidnapping’: Hospital Takes Custody of Teen Because Her Parents Were ‘Too Active in Pursuing’

    11/20/2013 4:04:12 PM PST · by lowbridge · 43 replies
    http://www.theblaze.com ^ | november 20, 2013 | Liz Klimas
    A 15-year-old is stuck in a Boston hospital after the medical facility took custody of her when her parents argued against her diagnosis. For the last nine months, Justina Pelletier has been sneaking messages to her parents in Connecticut through folded origami notes. “It is kidnapping,” Lou Pelletier, the girl’s father, told WTIC-TV. The local news station investigated the case, for which a judge later issued a gag order, and has the background leading up to the ongoing custody battle:
  • Americans use the Internet to abandon children adopted abroad

    09/09/2013 10:55:23 AM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 35 replies
    The Times of India ^ | Sep 9, 2013 | Reuters
    KIEL (WISCONSIN) : Todd and Melissa Puchalla struggled more than two years to raise Quita, the troubled teenager they'd adopted from Liberia. When they decided to give up the 16-year-old, they found new parents to take her in less than two days - by posting an ad on the internet. Nicole and Calvin Eason, an Illinois couple in their 30s, responded quickly. In emails, Nicole Eason assured Melissa Puchalla that she could handle the girl. "People that are around me think I am awesome with kids," Eason wrote. A few weeks later, on Oct. 4, 2008, the Puchallas drove from...
  • Activists call for one-day boycott of CPS schools (Students can die in Safe Passage routes?)

    08/24/2013 9:39:24 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 8/23/13 | Naomi Nix
    Activists from several Chicago community groups on Thursday called for a one-day boycott of Chicago Public Schools because of what they say are discriminatory practices against poor African-American and Latino students. The group is asking students to skip school Wednesday and parents and supporters to forgo a Chicago Board of Education meeting to attend a rally in front of the board's downtown office, followed by a march to City Hall. **SNIP** The activists said the school district's decision to close 49 elementary schools and a high school program has destabilized minority communities and put student lives in danger. Many mentioned...
  • Former CPS CEO Brizard calls (Hussein's other Chicago pal) Emanuel micromanager

    08/24/2013 9:14:44 PM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 8/23/13 | John Byrne
    Former Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard chided former boss Mayor Rahm Emanuel this week in an interview from the safety of his new post at an East Coast educational organization, saying the mayor needs to “learn to let go and allow his managers to lead.” In an interview with the Fordham Institute, Brizard also said the administration was caught flat-footed last year by the strength of the Chicago Teachers Union’s organizing power during the first walk-out in Chicago in 25 years.
  • CPS releases maps of 'safe passage' routes

    08/09/2013 9:18:25 AM PDT · by Nachum · 42 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 8/9/13 | Noreen Ahmed-Ullah Tribune reporter
    Chicago Public Schools officials today released maps of routes where security will be provided for the thousands of children going to news schools this year. The so-called "safe passage" routes are designed to smoothly shift students from 47 schools being closed this year to nearby schools. (Click HERE to see maps.) Parents have voiced concern about children crossing rival gang territories and passing empty buildings and vacant lots. Some of them have complained that CPS has been late releasing the maps. Training for safe passage workers, originally targeted by CPS for this week, is now set to begin next Thursday....
  • NARAL video on ‘Lies CPCs Tell Women’ contains zero falsehoods

    08/09/2013 2:29:05 AM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    Life Site ^ | Adam Cassandra
    August 8, 2013 (HLI Worldwatch) - “Crisis pregnancy centers lie to women about abortion and contraception,” NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue declared in an email to supporters Thursday. The email contained a link to a video attacking crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) as “fake ‘clinics’ set up by the anti-choice movement.” The real aim of the video was to smear Virginia gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli, but NARAL failed miserably in producing any evidence of lies women are told at CPCs, yet decided to publish their video anyway. The video is reminiscent of a Live Action undercover video investigation, but without...
  • (Chicago RAT) Emanuel doesn't address CPS neighborhood school cuts (pensions a problem)

    08/06/2013 6:16:22 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 8/06/13 | John Byrne
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday defended the choices he has made on the Chicago Public Schools budget, but did not directly address reports that neighborhood schools will face deeper cuts during the coming year than charters or other kinds of schools. CPS estimated classroom cuts in the upcoming budget to be about $68 million. But the Tribune found that the cuts to district-run neighborhood schools is more than $100 million for instruction and operations. CPS came up with its lower figure by including budget increases at charter and contract schools that in many cases saw enrollment rise and seats added....
  • 2 Year Old Daughter Seized By State, Dies in Foster Care

    08/04/2013 4:04:27 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 54 replies
    http://downtrend.com ^ | August 4, 2013 | Peter Braun
    Alex was living with foster parents after DFPS removed her from her parent’s home last November for “neglectful supervision.” Hill admits they were smoking pot when their daughter was asleep. “We never hurt our daughter. She was never sick, she was never in the hospital, and she never had any issues until she went into state care.” For two months, Alex was placed in a home that Hill says was dangerous. “She would come to visitation with bruises on her, and mold and mildew in her bag. It got to a point where I actually told CPS that they would...