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  • It's Time To Bring Family Law To Book [When Socialism Takes Your Kids Away!]

    07/18/2010 8:50:29 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 8 replies
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | July 18th, 2010 | Christopher Booker
    It's Time To Bring Family Law To Book By Christopher Booker 17 Jul 2010 Mother and child are often torn apart by our system of forced adoption I have never, in all my years as a journalist, felt so frustrated as I do over two deeply disturbing stories of apparent injustice that cry out to be reported but which, for legal reasons, I can refer to only in the vaguest terms. To cover them as they deserve, and as the victims so desperately wish, would challenge a part of our legal system shrouded in an almost impenetrable veil of secrecy....
  • Young 'Adolf Hitler' and Two Sisters Removed From Home

    01/14/2009 1:35:31 PM PST · by Red Reign · 35 replies · 1,763+ views
    Fox News Web Site ^ | January 14, 2009 | Sara Bonisteel
    A 3-year-old boy named Adolf Hitler and his two Nazi-named younger sisters were removed from their New Jersey home last week and placed in state custody, police said. Adolf Hitler Campbell and his sisters, JoyceLynn Aryan Nation Campbell and Honszlynn Hinler Jeannie Campbell, were taken from their Holland Township, N.J., home on Friday by the state's Division of Youth and Family Services (DYFS), Sgt. John Harris of the Holland Township Police Department told Their father, Heath Campbell, is expected in court Thursday in Flemington, N.J., in connection with the case.
  • Couple investigated by CPS for making kids walk to school [1.4 mi]

    12/03/2008 4:51:58 PM PST · by sionnsar · 101 replies · 2,344+ views
    KREM ^ | 12/03/2008
    NINE MALL FALLS, Wash. - A Suncrest couple has removed their five school-age children from Lake Spokane Elementary School after a school official there reported the mother to Child Protective Services in mid-November. In response, the Nine Mile School District - which borders northwest Spokane and Stevens County - is investigating the incident. Dan and Maree Koolstra said the incident began on Nov. 17 when their two oldest children missed the bus. The couple claims they have told their 8- and 10-year-old children that if they miss bus then they have to walk to school as punishment. They allege this...
  • 8-Year-Old Suspected Of Murdering Father Says Parents Exceeded His 1,000-Spank Limit

    12/01/2008 5:36:21 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 50 replies · 1,920+ views
    allheadlinenew ^ | December 1, 2008
    Phoenix, AZ (AHN) - An 8-year-old boy who confessed to shooting to death his father and a man renting a room from his father in Arizona earlier this month, had told authorities he kept a log recording the instances his father and stepmother hit him. According to a search affidavit from a St. Johns, Ariz. Police officer, the boy told Child Protective Services agents that 1,000 spankings was his threshold.
  • Social services 'set up CCTV camera in couple's bedroom'(U.K)

    11/25/2008 10:10:09 AM PST · by thetru · 35 replies · 2,202+ views ^ | 23 Nov 2008 | Martin Beckford
    Social services 'set up CCTV camera in couple's bedroom' Social workers set up a CCTV camera in the bedroom of a couple with learning difficulties in order to monitor their behaviour, a new report claims. By Martin Beckford, Social Affairs CorrespondentCouncil staff are said to have spied on the young parents at night as part of a plan to see if they were fit to look after their baby, who was sleeping in another room. The mother and father were forced to cite the (Human Rights Act), which protects the right to a private life, before the social services team...
  • Sex-abuse caseworker accused of soliciting (Truth stranger than fiction)

    11/17/2008 7:32:30 PM PST · by buccaneer81 · 7 replies · 2,028+ views
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | November 17, 2008 | John Futty
    Sex-abuse caseworker accused of soliciting Monday, November 17, 2008 9:50 PM By John Futty THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH A Franklin County caseworker who investigates child sexual abuse is accused of soliciting a Columbus vice detective for sex at her Far West Side condominium. Vanise M. Dunn, an employee of Franklin County Children Services, was arrested at 11:41 a.m. Wednesday on a misdemeanor charge of prostitution. Police say she offered the detective oral sex for $150. She pleaded not guilty on Friday and requested a jury trial. Dunn, 31, was placed on paid leave pending an investigation into whether she violated agency...
  • The hidden horror behind a story that shocked the nation

    11/16/2008 6:54:19 AM PST · by UKrepublican · 53 replies · 2,534+ views
    The hidden horror behind a story that shocked the nationTODAY the News of the World finally reveals the COMPLETE and UNTOLD horror of what really happened to tragic abuse victim Baby P. Our chilling dossier, from a 15-year-old girl who WITNESSED the stepdad's sickening torture, damns bungling social workers who failed to step in. The terrified teenager said: "What went on was sadistic. Social Services have blood on their hands." The full litany of horrors inflicted on tragic Baby P will chill every decent human being to the core. Sickening new details totally DAMN the little boy’s wicked tormentors and...
  • Social Worker: “All Homeschoolers Get Psychological Evaluations”

    11/11/2008 2:51:52 PM PST · by Sopater · 104 replies · 672+ views
    The Smiths (named changed to protect privacy), an HSLDA member family in Miami, received an unexpected note on their front door from a social worker asking them to call the number on an attached business card. Little did they know, this was the beginning a nightmare they would not soon forget. The father, a doctor, telephoned as requested. The social worker to whom he spoke asked to meet the family. Dr. Smith requested that the meeting be at a neutral site at a time that would minimize interruptions in his busy work schedule at a medical clinic. The social worker...
  • 11 Kids Left At Neb. Hospitals In 24 Hours (child abandonment)

    09/26/2008 5:39:43 AM PDT · by Renfield · 19 replies · 868+ views ^ | 9-25-08
    OMAHA, Neb. -- Child welfare officials in Nebraska said 11 children -- nine from one father -- were abandoned at hospitals in the state Wednesday night under the state's unique safe haven law. On Wednesday night, one father left his five boys and four girls, ages 1 to 17, at a hospital emergency room. Two unrelated boys ages 11 and 15 were dropped off at another hospital. One of the boys was placed in foster care and the other is still at the hospital undergoing evaluation, reported KETV-TV. Five of the nine siblings who were abandoned Wednesday have been placed...
  • Father abandons 9 kids under safe-haven law (Ages 1-17)

    09/25/2008 11:14:33 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 38 replies · 496+ views
    MSNBC ^ | September 25, 2008
    OMAHA, Neb. - Nine children were left at a hospital by their father late Wednesday under the state's new safe haven law, a move officials say illustrates the problems many feared when the rule went into effect. The father, who was not identified, left the children aged 1 to 17 at Creighton University Medical Center's emergency room. The law, which went into effect in July, allows caregivers to abandon children at any state-licensed hospital without fear of prosecution. It was initially intended to protect infants — like similar laws in other states — but was amended to include children and...
  • Father drops off 9 kids under safe haven law

    09/25/2008 6:49:46 AM PDT · by dware · 38 replies · 2,523+ views ^ | 9/25/08 | AP
    Father drops off 9 kids under safe haven law Associated Press - September 25, 2008 8:45 AM ET OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - A hospital spokeswoman say nine children left at Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha by their father under the state's safe haven law were turned over to child protection services. The spokeswoman says the children were left at the emergency room Wednesday night. She had no other details.
  • Feds storm Alamo, Ministries target of child porn probe

    09/21/2008 8:14:12 AM PDT · by TheDon · 54 replies · 237+ views
    Texarkana Gazette ^ | 09/21/2008 | Jim Williamson
    FOUKE, Ark.—Federal and state authorities, prompted by allegations of child pornography being produced on site, executed search warrants Saturday evening at Tony Alamo Christian Ministries. Shortly before 6 p.m., agents from the FBI, Arkansas State Police and the Arkansas Department of Human Services converged on the multiresidential compound, which sits on the equivalent of a half-mile square. For about an hour, search teams were seen entering the church and several neighboring buildings belonging to the Alamo Ministries. Allegations that children living at the Alamo facilities were being sexually and physically abused were central to the state investigation, said Bill Sadler,...
  • FLDS Investigation Far From Over

    08/12/2008 2:47:51 PM PDT · by Alice in Wonderland · 15 replies · 115+ views
    KLBJ News Radio ^ | 8/12/08 | Newsroom
    Published reports say the Texas Rangers are looking into at least 20 abuse cases and 50 bigamy cases involving the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and its Yearning for Zion Ranch. DPS Spokeswoman Tela Mange can’t confirm the exact number, but says "we have a number of cases that we are looking at and we are unable to be specific at this point." She says there is a lot of evidence to go through. "We confiscated a number of items including paperwork and photographs from the ranch and we are continuing to use those in our...
  • Texas Authorities Seek Custody of Polygamist Sect's Children

    08/17/2008 8:11:58 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 162 replies · 277+ views
    Fox News / AP ^ | August 17, 2008
    More than two months after being forced to return children from a polygamist sect to their parents, Texas child welfare authorities want eight youngsters put back in foster care.Individual hearings for the four mothers of the children, who range in age from 5 to 17, are set to begin Monday. Child Protective Services has asked a judge to return the children to foster care because their mothers have allegedly refused to limit their contact with men accused of being involved in underage marriages. "We continue to have concerns in particular for these eight children, which is why we have asked...
  • Texas ends oversight of 34 more FLDS kids

    08/17/2008 10:09:06 AM PDT · by Saundra Duffy · 61 replies · 322+ views
    Deseret News ^ | August 16, 2008 | Ben Winslow
    SAN ANGELO, Texas — Child welfare authorities have decided court supervision is no longer needed for 34 more children taken in the raid on the Fundamentalist LDS Church's YFZ Ranch. Texas Child Protective Services filed papers here Thursday seeking to "non-suit" 10 cases involving 34 children, said agency spokesman Patrick Crimmins. That is in addition to 32 children non-suited earlier this month.
  • Mom of Jeffs' alleged teen wife decries separation

    08/22/2008 9:32:19 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 178 replies · 194+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | August 22, 2008 | Brooke Adams
    When an FLDS mother called to tell her 14-year-old daughter a judge had ordered her back into state custody, the girl cried steadily for seven hours. "Just me? Only me?" she asked her mother before dissolving into tears. Barbara Jessop is breaking her silence to describe the traumatic Tuesday separation from her daughter. The teen - allegedly married to sect leader Warren S. Jeffs in 2006 - is the only FLDS child now in state care. A videotape of her transfer in a state building parking lot shows the girl crying and holding her mother as Child Protective Services workers...
  • Swinton may testify against FLDS

    08/22/2008 7:47:30 PM PDT · by UCANSEE2 · 57 replies · 189+ views
    GO SanAngelo News ^ | August 20, 2008 | ? Associated Press Reporter
    DENVER - A Colorado Springs woman considered a person of interest in an investigation of phone calls that may have sparked a raid on a Texas polygamist group is on a list of possible witnesses to testify against the sect. .... An Oct. 1 hearing is scheduled challenging the search warrant on the sect.
  • FLDS Children Safe with their Parents

    09/06/2008 10:18:10 AM PDT · by Saundra Duffy · 54 replies · 232+ views
    KCSG TV News ^ | September 5, 2008 | Rachelle Killpack
    Texas officials say more than 440 children seized during an April raid on a polygamist ranch can safely live with their parents or guardians. Authorities feared some girls were being forced into underage marriages and boys were being raised to be perpetrators. The Texas Supreme Court later ruled the action was too broad and ordered the children back to their parents. The Associated Press has learned that so far the custody cases for 235 children have been dropped, and Texas Child Protective Services says more cases are likely to be dropped. Only one child - a girl allegedly married FLDS...
  • Warrants could lead to more FLDS charges

    09/07/2008 6:49:24 PM PDT · by UCANSEE2 · 69 replies · 232+ views
    Deseret News ^ | unday, Sept. 7, 2008 | Ben Winslow
    ELDORADO, Texas — When a grand jury meets here later this month, criminal indictments could be handed down against more members of the Fundamentalist LDS Church. .... Some of that evidence has been used in child-custody cases over the hundreds of FLDS children taken into state protective custody during the raid. Texas Child Protective Services has said it has evidence of at least 10 underage marriages. A CPS caseworker testified during a court hearing last week that an investigation revealed "48 percent of the men at the ranch were involved in underage marriage practices." ..... "Sheriff Doran advised affiant that...
  • Texas stops supervising more FLDS children

    08/31/2008 11:31:49 AM PDT · by Saundra Duffy · 15 replies · 150+ views
    KSL News ^ | August 29, 2008 | KSL News
    (KSL News) Texas child welfare officials have dropped supervision of an additional 54 children from the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS). That brings the number of FLDS children no longer being monitored by the state to more than 250, according to the Deseret News. All of the children have been removed from state supervision because welfare workers feel they are not in danger of abuse. They all are among the more than 460 taken off the FLDS compound in April, only to be returned six weeks later when a judge ruled Texas officials had overstepped...
  • Child protection database 'will be used to prosecute young people'[UK]

    08/26/2008 12:02:28 PM PDT · by BGHater · 2 replies · 168+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 26 Aug 2008 | Martin Beckford
    A flagship database intended to protect every child in the country will be used by police to hunt for evidence of crime in a "shocking" extension of its original purpose, The Daily Telegraph has learned. ContactPoint will include the names, ages and addresses of all 11 million under-18s in England as well as information on their parents, GPs, schools and support services such as social workers. The £224 million computer system was announced in the wake of the death of Victoria Climbié, who was abused and then murdered after a string of missed opportunities to intervene by the authorities, as...
  • Mother Arrested For Giving Wine To Baby

    08/21/2008 3:02:59 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 22 replies · 202+ views
    WKYT ^ | August 20, 2008 | staff reporter
    She says she was just trying to put her baby to sleep, but a mother's method got her arrested at the state fair. The sheriff's department in Jefferson County says Kathryn Bowen bought a cup of wine at the horse show at Freedom Hall, but Bowen apparently didn't intend to drink it, or drink all of it. Two police officers were watching nearby. "The deputy and the corrections officer observed her remove the bottle from a bag, uncap the bottle, place the contents of the glass into the bottle and then handed it to the baby who then proceeded to...
  • Judge: Valley mom starved daughter to death, gets lifetime probation

    08/19/2008 1:15:59 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 51 replies · 192+ views ^ | 8/13/2008 | Trevor Ravenscraft
    Judge: Valley mom starved daughter to death, gets lifetime probation Reported by: Trevor Ravenscraft Last Update: 8/13 11:20 am PHOENIX -- A judge sentenced a west Phoenix woman to lifetime probation Tuesday after she admitted to starving her 2-year-old daughter to death. Eboni Perri, 26, had earlier pleaded guilty to charges of attempted child abuse. Her daughter, Nakeisha Walker, was pronounced dead at a Phoenix hospital on March 5th, 2005. She weighed only 14 pounds at the time. After Nakeisha's death, police searched Perri's apartment near 27th Avenue and Indian School Road. Officers found no baby formula, cups, plates or...
  • Baby joy for couple whose children were stolen by social workers(UK)

    08/17/2008 6:51:09 PM PDT · by PotatoHeadMick · 5 replies · 59+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 17th August 2008 | Laura Collins
    They fought a landmark legal case for the right to keep their youngest child after the forcible adoption of their first three children in what has been described as ‘an appalling miscarriage of justice.’ Now Mark and Nicky Webster are celebrating learning that Nicky is pregnant once more. The news comes as the couple prepare to launch their Appeal Court bid to be reunited with their three oldest children, who were all under the age of five when they were removed from their care by Norfolk County Council four years ago.
  • Want to get rid of your kids? Give them a burger

    08/16/2008 3:38:16 AM PDT · by fightinJAG · 29 replies · 171+ views
    Times (U.K.) ^ | August 15, 2008 | Michael Moran
    The announcement this week from the Local Government Association that Social workers will consider taking 'dangerously overweight' children from their parents and placing them into care is guaranteed to tie all decent people in a veritable Gordian knot of conflicting liberal impulses. On the one hand we all abhor the idea that children might be so packed full of high-calorie low-nutrition takeaways and convenience food by uncaring or ignorant parents that they are effectively crippled by their own bulk. On the other hand we Britons have long rather fancied ourselves to be a more than averagely tolerant bunch, and the...
  • Bizarre blame game

    08/15/2008 10:37:33 AM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 16 replies · 204+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | August 14, 2008 | Editorial
    Andrea and Daniel Kelly of Philadelphia filed a lawsuit claiming their city and state caused the wrongful death of their poor, bedridden daughter, Danieal. The federal suit seeks upward of $50,000 for medical bills, funeral costs and other expenses, not for the Kellys, mind you, but for their eight surviving children. So how did city and state kill Danieal? They left her in the care of the Kellys, who starved her. Danieal, 14, who had cerebral palsy, died Aug. 4, 2006, "while lying in her own feces, with flies buzzing around her mouth and maggot-infested bedsores ravaging her skeletal back,"...
  • Advertisement Woman charged after young daughter drives her to bar

    08/15/2008 7:01:17 AM PDT · by Texican72 · 14 replies · 99+ views
    The Longview News-Journal ^ | August 15, 2008 | Randy Ross
    A Longview mother remained in the Gregg County Jail on Thursday after police said she had her 12-year-old daughter drive her to a bar on the woman's birthday. Jennifer Lynn Rosenburg, 35, was arrested Wednesday night at Leon's Steak House after an officer stopped her daughter on a traffic violation as the child was turning into her home's driveway. The woman's last name was spelled Rosenberg on a police report, but Rosenburg in jail records. Longview Police Officer C.E. Davis stopped a blue minivan in the 400 block of 15th Street after the vehicle turned into a residence without using...
  • Parents Of Starved Teen Suing City Officials

    08/12/2008 8:12:20 PM PDT · by brityank · 26 replies · 1,324+ views
    CBS3-TV Philly ^ | August 12,2008 | CBS3/AP
    Parents Of Starved Teen Suing City OfficialsPHILADELPHIA (CBS3/AP) ― The parents charged along with city workers in the starvation death of a bedridden teenager have sued Philadelphia officials in her death. A prosecutor blasts Andrea and Daniel Kelly for trying to profit from their daughter's August 2006 death. Andrea Kelly is charged with murder in the death of her 14-year-old daughter, Danieal, who suffered from malnutrition and severe bedsores. The father, Daniel Kelly, is charged with endangerment. Kelly, who suffered from cerebral palsy, was found starved to death in a sweltering, filthy West Philadelphia home in August 2006. "It's absurd,...
  • Risk of Unintentional Injury Death is High for Young Children Living with Unrelated Adults

    08/04/2008 2:15:39 PM PDT · by decimon · 5 replies · 83+ views
    University of Missouri ^ | Aug. 4, 2008 | Unknown
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Injuries are the leading cause of death among children after the first year of life, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In a new study, a University of Missouri professor found that children living in households with unrelated adults are six times more likely to die of maltreatment-related unintentional injuries, compared to children living with two biological parents. The risk of maltreatment death is double for children living with foster or step-parents, or other related adults. However, the risk is not higher for children living in households with a single biological parent and no...
  • Girl’s Parents and Agency Face Charges in Starvation (It Takes a Village to Starve a Child)

    08/03/2008 4:59:22 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 16 replies · 152+ views
    NY Times ^ | 08/02.2008 | JON HURDLE
    <p>A city agency that was faulted by a grand jury in connection with the death of a teenage girl in its care is working to repair systemic problems that have led to other fatalities, its new commissioner said Friday.</p> <p>Nine people were charged on Thursday in connection with the girl’s death, including two social workers for the city agency, the Department of Human Services.</p>
  • Starved, disabled girl was failed at every turn

    Starved, disabled girl was failed at every turn By KATHY MATHESON, Associated Press Writer 1 hour, 2 minutes ago PHILADELPHIA - For days before Danieal Kelly died in a fetid, airless room — made stifling hot by a midsummer heat wave — the bedridden teenager begged for something to drink until she could muster only one word: water. ADVERTISEMENT Unable to help herself because of her cerebral palsy, she wasted away from malnutrition and maggot-infested bedsores that ate her flesh. She died alone on a putrid mattress in her mother's home, the floor covered in feces. She was 14 but...
  • The Girl in the Window (The Feral Child)

    08/01/2008 10:18:17 AM PDT · by I still care · 49 replies · 780+ views
    St Petersberg Times ^ | July 31, 2008 | By Lane DeGregory
    Part One: The Feral Child PLANT CITY — The family had lived in the rundown rental house for almost three years when someone first saw a child's face in the window. A little girl, pale, with dark eyes, lifted a dirty blanket above the broken glass and peered out, one neighbor remembered. Everyone knew a woman lived in the house with her boyfriend and two adult sons. But they had never seen a child there, had never noticed anyone playing in the overgrown yard. The girl looked young, 5 or 6, and thin. Too thin. Her cheeks seemed sunken; her...
  • Probation for dead Derby baby's mom (no mention of the judge)

    07/30/2008 10:25:58 AM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 16 replies · 112+ views
    The Connecticut Post ^ | July 29, 2008 | A.P.
    DERBY — The mother of a 7-month-old girl who died from an overdose of cocaine and cold medicine has been given probation. Lois Tremblay, 41, was sentenced yesterday to three years of probation and must perform 100 hours of community service.
  • Moms, Don't Take Your Kids to an Abuse Shelter

    07/23/2008 5:19:36 AM PDT · by FreeManDC · 4 replies · 79+ views ^ | July 22, 2008 | Carey Roberts
    Abuse shelters are the domestic violence industry's Holy of Holies. Their ministrations are shrouded in mystery, the High Priestesses unnamed, their locations often kept secret. There abused women can become purified of the patriarchal demon and begin life anew. Of course if you're an abused man, don't bother to ask for help. They're likely to claim you are harassing them and call the police. And abuse shelters don't seem to be very interested in helping the youngsters, either. Although abuse shelters claim to serve the children of abused women, what passes for child care may be a gum-chewing, tattoo-adorned teenager...
  • Could your kids be given to 'gay' parents?

    07/16/2008 10:28:19 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 21 replies · 100+ views ^ | Jully 2004 | Stephen Baskerville, Ph.D.
    In the debate over gay marriage, strikingly little attention has been paid to the impact on children. Some question the wisdom of having children raised by two homosexuals, but the best they can seem to argue is that serious flaws vitiate the literature defending it. Almost no attention has been devoted to what may be the more serious political question of who will supply the children of gay "parents," since obviously they cannot produce children themselves. A few will come from sperm donors and surrogate mothers, but very few. The vast majority will come, because they already do come, from...
  • Would Shared Parenting Have Saved Jeremy Fraser's Life?

    07/09/2008 11:37:56 AM PDT · by PercivalWalks · 18 replies · 132+ views ^ | 7/8/08 | Ned Holstein
    Salem, MA--We wrote last week about the case of 8-year-old Jeremy Fraser, whose mother Kristin LaBrie made international news after being charged with child endangerment for stopping the boy's life-saving cancer treatment while she had primary custody. To read more, click here. We have since spoken at length with father Eric Fraser, who now has custody and who is preparing for Jeremy's likely death from leukemia. According to the doctors, Jeremy’s illness was curable until his mother allegedly delayed and obstructed his chemotherapy. Meanwhile, Eric was allegedly kept at arm’s length by Kristin’s accusations, aggressiveness and conflict-seeking behavior. Now it...
  • Foster child denied shot at new liver

    07/09/2008 9:42:39 AM PDT · by 21stCenturyFreeThinker · 50 replies · 147+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | Jul 08, 2008 | CAROL MARBIN MILLER
    A disabled foster child whose liver is failing has been removed from a Central Florida hospital's organ-transplant waiting list because hospital administrators fear the state's shaky child-welfare system cannot ensure he has a permanent home in which to recover. Shands Hospital in Gainesville removed the boy, 15, from a waiting list for organ recipients after administrators determined the boy's unstable living conditions make him a poor candidate for a transplant, said Nick Cox, the Department of Children & Families regional administrator in the Tampa Bay area, where the boy lives. The state's next move: appeal to Miami's Jackson Memorial Hospital,...
  • A county's fumbling, a family's nightmare

    06/29/2008 7:59:52 AM PDT · by Oyarsa · 33 replies · 181+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 6/26/2008 | Susan Greene
    Josh Raykin had never spent even a night away from his parents. That is, until Arapahoe County snatched the 8-year-old from his home after an abuse allegation that social workers dragged their feet investigating. The ordeal began while Josh was playing outside one day before dinner in April. A neighbor knocked on the door to tell his dad that police had come to take Josh away. The strawberry-blond kid with pale blue eyes was born in 1999 after Michael and Melanie Raykin tried for 15 years to conceive. Michael, a courier, and Melanie, a hairstylist, work extra hours to send...
  • Cost of FLDS raid drowning county

    06/28/2008 12:10:24 PM PDT · by Saundra Duffy · 295 replies · 387+ views
    The Daily Times ^ | June 28, 2006 | Caleb Chapman
    Schleicher County, home of the Yearning For Zion Ranch, doesn’t feel it should be responsible for the enormous costs of April’s raid on the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints compound. Kerr County agrees. This week, Kerr County commissioners approved a resolution in support of Schleicher County that asks the state to pick up the tab on the Child Protective Services investigation against the polygamist sect. “We are asking the state to indemnify our county,” said Schleicher County judge Johnny Griffin. “Not one person from my county was involved, other than the sheriff who received the initial...
  • 2-year-old boy ate cat food, survived nearly a week home alone with his dead mom

    06/27/2008 5:32:47 PM PDT · by AngieGal · 22 replies · 265+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 06/27/2008 | Niesha Lofing and Ryan Lillis
    In what Sacramento police describe as a "miracle,'' a 2-year-old boy survived on cat food for up to six days on his own and was found Thursday after his mother died in their North Sacramento home. The child - whom Sacramento County Child Protective Services identified as Noah - and his mother were discovered at 10:39 a.m. after police forced their way into the home in the city's Hagginwood neighborhood, police Officer Konrad Von Schoech said. A CPS worker had gone to check on the family that morning because the mother suffered from chronic illness, Von Schoech said. No one...
  • Child Protective Services CPS is at it again !!!!! Family ripped apart on their lies

    06/19/2008 1:28:56 PM PDT · by big black dog · 20 replies · 263+ views
    I am a mother of two children, ages son 5 and daughter 2. I am also ( common law ) married with the father of my daughter. will be four years in July of this year. My husband and I have been goin through finacial hard times the past seven months and for there causes stress. In december 2007 my husband went to jail for family assult on me which the police statement was not filled out with the whole truth. I asked my husband not to be taken to jail then but they took him anyway. Now weeks pasted...
  • 2 Women Wanted In Alleged Torture Of Boy, 5

    06/13/2008 8:03:26 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 55 replies · 616+ views
    cbs ap ^ | Jun 13, 2008 5:30 pm US/Pacific
    Los Angeles police are asking for the public's help in locating two women suspected of beating, starving and torturing a 5-year-old boy. Assistant LAPD Chief James McDonnell says the boy's mother, 24-year-old Starkeisha Brown, and her live-in friend, 19-year-old Krystle Matthews inflicted "unbearable physical and psychological abuse" on the child who was hospitalized on Monday. McDonnell says the boy's medical condition remains guarded. McDonnell says the women routinely tortured the boy by beating and starving him. He says the boy also was forced to sit in his own urine, was forced to place his hands on a hot stove and...
  • Father of four arrested in child neglect case

    06/12/2008 3:21:08 PM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 12 replies · 115+ views ^ | June 12th, 2008 @ 9:49am | by Jim Cross/KTAR
    The father of four children, two found walking on a freeway on-ramp and two found home alone Thursday morning, has been arrested. The mother's whereabouts remain unknown. Detective Reuben Gonzales said the father was taken into custody just moments after he came home. "What possible excuse he could have for leaving his children alone since eight o'clock last night - that will all be determined," said Gonzales. Authorities said a morning commuter found the 1- and 3-year-old siblings on the southbound I-17 freeway on-ramp at Glendale Avenue, called 911 and stayed with them until police arrived. "All things considered, time...
  • Parents charged with murder, child abuse

    06/13/2008 6:24:37 PM PDT · by markomalley · 47 replies · 74+ views
    Rocky Mount Telegram ^ | 6/13/2008 | Carolyn Casey
    MACCLESFIELD – Deputies continue to investigate the death of a 13-year-old who was found dead Thursday after being tied to a tree for two nights. The boy's father Brice Brian McMillan, 41, and stepmother Sandra Elizabeth McMillan, 36, have been charged with first-degree murder and felony child abuse. They are being held in Edgecombe County Detention Center without bond. The Edgecombe County Sheriff's Office responded to the McMillan residence at 1110 Felton Farm Road at 4:39 p.m. Thursday after being asked to assist first responders, according to a statement from Sheriff James L. Knight. Brice McMillan told deputies that the...
  • Most FLDS kids taken from compound aren't with parents yet

    06/13/2008 1:43:26 PM PDT · by TLI · 27 replies · 95+ views
    Fort Worth Star Telegram ^ | Jun. 11, 2008 | BILL HANNA
    A week after 440 children from a polygamist sect were reunited with their parents, a majority still haven’t returned to the Yearning for Zion Ranch in West Texas. Child Protective Services spokesman Patrick Crimmins said 178 children are living in 33 households in the San Antonio area and 143 children are living in 30 households at the YFZ Ranch near Eldorado. The remaining 19 children are scattered across Texas, but Crimmins said CPS officials are not providing more details about their whereabouts to protect their privacy. Under the court order signed last week by District Judge Barbara Walther, families cannot...
  • Can children be taken from parents suspected of being racists?

    06/11/2008 6:04:18 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 25 replies · 200+ views
    The Canadian Press ^ | Jun 9, 2008 | Steve Lambert
    WINNIPEG - A case of two youngsters seized from a couple suspected of being racist has raised the question of how far parents can go in teaching their children what they think is right. "I think it's really a tough issue," Harvey Frankel, a professor of social work at the University of Manitoba, said Monday. "I'm not aware of the courts giving a whole lot of guidance here in (this) area of child welfare." A seven-year-old girl and a boy, 2, were recently taken by child welfare workers from a home in south Winnipeg after the girl showed up at...
  • Vegan girl, 12, 'has spine of 80-year-old'

    06/11/2008 10:38:39 AM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 133 replies · 3,330+ views
    Times Online ^ | 6/8/08 | Mark Macaskill
    A girl of 12 brought up by her parents on a strict vegan diet has been admitted to hospital with a degenerative bone condition said to have left her with the spine of an 80-year-old. Doctors are under pressure to report the couple, from Glasgow, to police and social workers amid concerns her health and welfare may have been neglected in pursuit of their beliefs. The youngster, fed on a strict meat- and dairy-free diet from birth, is being treated at the city’s Royal Hospital for Sick Children. She is said to have a severe form of rickets and to...
  • Woman sues government for $5 mil after deportation dispute

    06/05/2008 9:58:19 AM PDT · by KatyLoraleyVidales · 24 replies · 285+ views
    Right Up Front ^ | 06/05/2008 | Katy L Vidales
    5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans is hearing a a suit brought forth byAttorney Susan Watson of Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid on behalf of Monica Castro who lost her daughter in a custody dispute 5 years ago. Ms. Castro had been living with her daughter Rose, and common law husband Omar Gallardo. Gallardo was in the US illegally, while his wife and daughter were both American citizens. The dispute arose when Gallardo was arrested, detained, and later deported by Border Patrol Agents. He stated that he was the father of then 11 month old Rose and...
  • Texas had secret plan to separate polygamist mothers, children

    06/04/2008 11:21:26 AM PDT · by abb · 42 replies · 96+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | June 4, 2008 | Christy Hoppe
    State officials, fearing a violent reaction from members of a West Texas polygamist sect, considered a secret plan to haul hundreds of children and their mothers to Midlothian to be separated, internal e-mails show. But a judge vetoed the plan. They also worried that mothers would try to make a "run" from the shelter with their children, feared a rampage of infections among the families and fretted about the fear of violence and state resources being overwhelmed by events. More than 1,500 pages of e-mails between the governor's office and Child Protective Services, obtained by The Dallas Morning News under...
  • An Important Win for Fathers, Children in Nebraska Supreme Court

    06/04/2008 10:43:48 AM PDT · by PercivalWalks · 4 replies · 140+ views ^ | 6/4/08 | Glenn Sacks
    We've often discussed anti-father bias in Child Protective Services cases. Fathers are frequently marginalized and deprived of custody of their children when their wives/ex-wives/ex-girlfriends abuse their children. This terrible Nebraska case detailed below is another example. In the case, a mother abused her daughter and child protective services took the girl. There were no accusations of abuse against the father. Nevertheless, they deceived and manipulated the father into relinquishing custody of his daughter. The girl was left fatherless -- can anyone guess what's going to happen to her?Surprise, surprise -- without her father, the girl's life, in the words of...