Our Grand Children are victims of;
In 1696, England first used the legal principle of parens patriae, which gave the royal crown care of "charities, infants, idiots, and lunatics returned to the chancery." This principal of parens patriae has been identified as the statutory basis for U.S. governmental intervention in families' child rearing practices.
"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."
— Preamble of the original "organic" Constitution
"We hold these truths to be self-evident. That all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; that to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed; that whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles, and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness."
— Excerpted from the Declaration of Independence of the original thirteen united states of America, July 4, 1776
Friday, September 30, 2011
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Let's put this in the "Kids for bucks" program
Letter to the editor
March 29, 2011
To the editor:
April marks the annual recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month around the country. Sadly, Alaska is ranked third in the country as having the highest rates of child maltreatment per capita by the federal Children’s Bureau 2009 report.
Child abuse is one of our country’s most serious public health problems. Research outlines distinct links between child abuse and a wide range of medical, emotional, psychological and behavioral disorders, including depression, alcoholism, drug abuse, obesity, juvenile delinquency and the need for special education services.
“Safe children, strong families” is the vision of the Office of Children’s Services, whose statutory charge is to respond to reports of abuse and neglect and provide safe haven for those children who cannot remain safely in their own home.
Foster care, while a necessary and important method for ensuring child safety, cannot replace birth parents. Year after year, we see children return to their parents the moment they’re able to do so because the parent-child bonds are so strong. There is no replacing the biological family of origin, nor is that the answer for most of the children who enter the system.
Preventing and responding to child abuse must be a community wide effort. What can you do to help?
• Remember that children are our future; their early development and success have an enormous impact on their future health and success.
• Recognize that prevention is a shared responsibility.
• Speak up about the issue of prevention.
• Reach out to children and their parents.
• Recommend and support opportunities for community based family activities, networks, services, and crisis management.
In Alaska, every 33 minutes a child is reported to OCS due to allegations of abuse or neglect. Forty percent of these alleged victims are children age 6 and under.
We can reduce these alarming statistics if we work together and collectively refuse to settle for anything less than the best for all children in our great state. For more information on OCS and related topics, please visit our website at http://hss.state.ak.us/ocs/.
Read more: Fairbanks Daily News-Miner - Safe children
9/28 9-11 AM
"Went to OCS to have visitation with the grand kids. Each of them have all lost weight and none of them were their bubbly normal selves. [L] was so reserved. [M] was just NOT [M] and [A] was very quiet. None of them seemed to have any hope or aspirations. They were all destitute like they have all given up. [L] and [M] are in school, [allegedly] but not [A] whom I had registered to start head start is not going anywhere to school that I can see. They were not the same 3 children that left us on August 18th 2011!!"
[L] also kept telling Mary Ann that she wanted to come home to our house. [M] and [A] held my hand until we got outside. [M] started crying because he want to go in grampa's car to grampa's house.
We are no psychiatrists, but we are grand parents and we can tell you that these kids, especially [L] WILL NOT survive in foster care away from home.
[L's] right arm at the elbow was hurt. She would not tell us why. She also said her leg (did not specify which one) hurt and she either said she wanted to go to the doctor or that she had to go. She was reserved in her speech.
We can see that damage has already been done to these kids while with OCS. Our opinion.
Compare this picture with the ones on the main page. They were taken only about 1 1/2 to 2 months apart. You can see the weight loss.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Monday, September 26, 2011
Gramma and Grampa did not send you away. You were taken by bad people. We have always told you that we love you and that we would always be here for you. We still are and we will not stop. We will fight until you can come home. We miss you bunches. Gramma cries at night. She misses giving you your baths in your red tub. Your chickens are okay. They are still laying eggs, but no baby chickens yet. Your garden grew nicely. We ate some of the cauliflower, but the rest is still out there in the cold. Since you are not here, we have not cared about it enough to harvest it. Cabbage is great and the tatas are plentiful from what we can see. We guess the chickens will eat it. Keeneye, Rosie, Bonehead and Merle all say hi and that they miss you too. Keeneye wanders around the house looking for you. She won't leave my side no matter where I am.
We have taken out the big fireplace. The living room is now way bigger. Boy, that was hard work. We still need to finish the Sheetrock and stuff, but we can do that in the winter time. We have also almost completed your new bedroom addition on the house. It is nice. The roof is on, the siding is on and in a day or two the outside will be all done. Then we can work on the inside. We have to tear out that big window and put in a door for you. Otherwise, how would you get in there silly.
All your friends at work miss you. They ask how you are when we see them.
[L]: Your new glasses are here. They came in the day after you were taken. We have told your mom and others that they are here but no one has picked them up yet. I heard your other ones are broken all the way now. We know it will be hard in school without them.
[M]: I had to take down John Cena. I had to put him in Smack Down. He was in the way when I was fixing the wall. I will put him back up in the new room when I get it finished. Your jacket is hanging in the kitchen. When you get back, we will hang out. Just me and you.
Elliot: Grampa misses our morning routine when I get home from work. I miss you jumping up out of bed and saying "Hi Grampa!" and I would say "HI Elliot!". Then we would make coffee together and eat donuts if I brought any home. I also miss your little happy jumpy sideways thingy.
We miss all of you and it will be okay. We will see you soon.
Love Gramma and Grampa.
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Friday, September 23, 2011
Even the taxman can't believe it: Family's astonishing $54,000 tax refund... and it's all down to the kindness of their heartsFrom this article: "According to CNN, the credit has been around since 1997, but this tax season it is refundable for the first time."
That was the same year that Slick Willie started the bonus program for stealing children.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Photo: Mark Ciavarella leaves the federal courthouse in Scranton, Pa.: AP Images
After more than 10 years of allegedly sending youths to private prisons in exchange for around $1 million in kickbacks, former Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Judge Mark Ciavarella (left) was sentenced to 28 years in prison — essentially a life sentence for the 61-year-old convicted criminal. In February, a jury found Ciavarella guilty on 12 counts of everything from conspiracy and racketeering to money laundering and tax evasion. Another 27 counts, including bribery and extortion, were rejected by jurors.
The federal charges stemmed from Ciavarella’s involvement in a criminal plot to fill up privately owned juvenile-detention facilities. According to prosecutors, he was handing out wildly inappropriate sentences to first-time offenders and even children as young as 10.
Some of the crimes for which children were being jailed by Ciavarella included stealing a jar of nutmeg and countless first-time drug paraphernalia charges. One teenage girl was sentenced to three months for making fun of a school official on the Internet.
Another teenager sent to a correctional facility by Ciavarella later killed himself, which the family blames on the corrupt former judge. A video of the mother screaming at Ciavarella after a hearing earlier this year was posted online and seen around the world.
The whole scandal, eventually dubbed “Kids for Cash” in the press, attracted international condemnation and outrage. "The media attention to this matter has exceeded coverage given to ... almost all capital murders,” noted Ciavarella’s defense attorneys in a memo requesting a “reasonable” sentence.
One of the defense lawyers, William Ruzzo, told the "Law Blog" of the Wall Street Journal that the 28-year term was “much too harsh” — basically assuring that Ciavarella will spend the rest of his life behind bars. “This was a nonviolent offense,” he claimed, noting that the ruling would be appealed. “I’ve had people convicted of murder who received as little as a 6-to-12 year sentence.”
Ciavarella was also ordered to pay $1.2 million in restitution. And after the scandal made headlines worldwide, the state Supreme Court overturned about 5,000 convictions. Apparently Ciavarella had denied the rights of youngsters in his court to have counsel and enter intelligent pleas.
At his sentencing hearing on Thursday, the former judge initially sounded remorseful. “I blame no one but myself for what has happened,” he told the court. “I had the opportunity to say ‘no’ to taking money that I believed was legal to receive, but knew that I should not take.”
But the apparent remorse soon faded as Ciavarella began to lash out, attacking prosecutors and independent investigators for allegedly helping to create a negative public image of him and his courtroom. Assistant U.S. Attorney Gordon Zubrod responded by telling the court that Ciavarella’s refusal to accept responsibility was one of the reasons he deserved a life sentence.
“It seems to me Mr. Ciavarella says ‘I was not selling kids retail,’” Zubrod was quoted as saying in a local newspaper. “We agree. We think he was selling them wholesale.” The U.S. Attorney for the district said the sentence was fair.
Ciavarella originally pleaded guilty, but eventually decided to take the case to trial after officials rejected the first 87-month-sentence agreement. Another former judge involved in the conspiracy, Michael Conahan, pleaded guilty and is awaiting sentencing. Two private-prison officials connected to the scandal also pleaded guilty.
Many of the families and youths victimized by the corrupt duo expressed relief after Thursday’s sentence was handed down. “This is all I could have hoped for today,” Sandy Fonzo, whose son committed suicide after a tough sentence from Ciavarella, told local reporters when the news broke. Many others echoed her remarks.
Ciavarella, who was allowed to remain free until sentencing, was immediately taken into federal custody following the ruling. It is not yet known where he will be serving his sentence or how soon an appeal may be filed.
The New American Magazine
Definition of POTENTIAL
Examples of POTENTIAL
- Doctors are excited about the new drug's potential benefits.
- Critics say the factory poses a potential threat to the environment.
- He is a potential candidate for president.
- The project has potential risks.
Origin of POTENTIAL
Related to POTENTIAL
POLICY: Reports of Harm will be prioritized according to the immediate or "potential" risk of harm to the child.
* There was NO immediate danger.
*They were not ever unattended
*Nope, not that one either.
*They had a clean bill of health from their doctor. Dental was finished. Eye check up were finished. [L] had new glasses and another new pair on order. The other two were fine.
*Not that one.
*This is were one of the lies were used for the kidnapping. NONE of them were sexually abused. [L] State Police report came back as a "false positive" from forensics. The initial lab used by OCS conventionally started all this by stating she had been molested. This is were the word "potential" comes in and a meal ticket for OCS, lawyers, judges, ad litems and on and on. Can't make money without a product.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
The Division is a public agency established to provide public services which have been determined
to be necessary through the representative governmental process. It is the responsibility of each
employee to perform their assigned tasks, in the delivery of service to the client, with appropriate
and professional conduct. Any personal interaction with the public, other agencies, clients, or any
other person that comes in contact with an employee as a part of their assigned job duties, must
occur with the employee displaying proper respect toward the individual. Alaska's population is
composed of a diversity of lifestyles, ethnic and cultural backgrounds. It is expected that those
differences will be respected and every individual will be treated with dignity. State employees must
adhere to the State Code of Ethics.
Because of the perceived and real power of the agency, it is essential that employees not misuse their
The National Association of Social Workers code of ethics is the Division's adopted conduct code
for the staff members directly involved in providing services to clients. The code sets forth the
values, principles, and standards of the social work profession.
See the NASW Code of Ethics, and the State of Alaska Code of Ethics for more detail.
ALL but one social worker we ever met concerning our grand children were the most lying, arrogant (God like attitudes) self centered people we have ever met. I almost threw up when I read this. The one social worker that was nice, was transferred... somewhere.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
This information was borrowed from
by James Roger Brown
The contemporary end result is a nationwide organized criminal operation that uses everything from sophisticated science-fraud-based "evaluation" instruments structured to produce false positives to third party state service contracts written to sustain a system of structural corruption in which state employees and contract service providers must falsify records and testimony or they will not continue to be employed or paid.
To maintain their existence, organized criminal operations must construct management bureaucracies with policies and procedures necessary to sustain daily operations, just like any other bureaucracy. The only adaptation required to run criminal operations in the government and quasi-government agencies which constitute the child protection system is that they must be integrated into the policies and procedures of the umbrella agency and not be detected as components of a criminal bureaucracy.
The existence of organized crime in the child protection system of any given state is not that difficult to detect. Prominent among the indicators are:
(2) third party contracts to file state child protection agency federal fund claims will contain provisions that only compensate the contractor for increases in federal funds paid to the state over and above the amount paid in the previous contract for such claim filing services. The latter creates a system that will only result in compensation to the contractor if the number of children taken into state custody constantly increases and/or the total claims generated from each child in state custody increases each contract cycle. The net result is a system in which everyone stays employed only if the number of founded child abuse cases and children taken into state custody always increases and never decreases. An important byproduct of this criminal process of exploiting children independent of the true child abuse rate is the blind political support for the criminal operations generated by the constant flow of conditional federal funds into the respective State's economy.
There are similar lessons to be drawn from the embarrassment of the Bush Administration over numerous ignored warnings that Osama bin Laden planned to hijack planes and fly them into buildings and the embarrassment of Florida Officials having to explain fifteen months of falsified child protection records, sworn court testimony that Rilya Wilson was in Florida State custody and doing fine, and falsified federal fund claims for services delivered to a child that may have been dead the entire time.
Austin, Texas DHS Supervisor committed suicide after allegedly being caught running a foster child prostitution ring from his office computer. In a recent Arkansas Legislative Session, a bill drafted by Arkansas Department of Human Services employees was discovered to contain provisions that would have required employees to lie about records and facts, even if subpoenaed. The bill was withdrawn once the Legislator duped into being the primary sponsor was made aware of its contents. In a June 6, 2002, opinion, the Arkansas Supreme Court ruled that an infant Arkansas citizen had been illegally transferred to Florida State custody in what was essentially an interstate criminal conspiracy to seize and transport children in complete disregard of State and Federal law. (See Arkansas Department of Human Services v Cox, Supreme Court of Arkansas No. 01-1021, 349ark, issue 3, sc 9, 6 June 2002 http://courts.state.ar.us/opinions/2002a/20020606/01-1021.wpd)
The important point being that these child protection system criminals will be pushing the envelop on what they can get away with, as in these examples, and sometimes that envelop will rupture, as in the Rilya Wilson case, exposing not only the criminals but government officials and private citizens who were indirectly benefiting from the criminal activity. The important question being how sophisticated, brutal and embarrassing will organized crime in the child protection system be allowed to become before it is addressed. The recent horror story of a fifteen-month delay in Florida officials discovering that foster child Rilya Wilson had apparently been kidnapped by persons knowledgeable of the inner workings of the child protection system was due to the systematic falsification of child protection system records. This falsification of child protection system records is part of a national pattern of organized crime. It is not an isolated incident. In the Rilya Wilson case, even the Foster Mother continued to receive and accept payments for the care of Rilya over a year after the child disappeared. Caseworkers reportedly told her to take the money.
If I may be of further assistance, please contact me at:
James Roger Brown
THE SOCIOLOGY CENTER
P.O. Box 2075
Monday, September 19, 2011
March 30, 2010
On Friday, former Senator Nancy Schaefer and her husband were found dead in their home in Habersham County. Even before a GBI investigation could be initiated, media outlets began pronouncing that their death was a “murder-suicide” and shut off most public comment posting on their web sites. The “murder suicide” theory implies that Sen. Schaefer’s husband shot her and then killed himself (or vice versa). Both Habersham County and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation began investigating the case as a “murder suicide” rather than the more obvious “murder made to look like suicide”. Like so many people, I have known former Sen. Nancy Schaefer for 15 years and spoken to several people who know her better than I do. They believe that the “murder suicide” theory is highly unlikely for any one of the following reasons:
1. It is totally against Nancy Schaefer’s consistently strong commitment to the sanctity of life principles that she has fought so valiantly to uphold;
2. Nancy and her husband, Bruce, have five children and more than a dozen grandchildren who they would not choose to leave behind so abruptly;
3. Bruce’s problem with cancer was corrected and under control so there was no reason to end his life as one senator tried to imply;
4. Nancy or Bruce would not likely agree to commit such an act that violates the fundamental principles of their Christian faith;
5. Bruce was retired and the couple did not appear to be in any type of dire financial crisis that would lead them to commit such acts;
6. Bruce and Nancy knew that her sister who had Alzheimer’s disease needed her to help take care of her;
7. Friends who knew the couple best state that Bruce would simply not have the capability to kill his wife;
8. Nancy was dedicated, as a national leader, to help needy people overcome abuse within Child Protective Services organizations;
9. Nancy was actively exposing corruption within the Department of Family & Child Services (DFCS) including actions by the DFCS director in the county where she lived.
10. Nancy knew that she was needed in the fight against child sex slave trafficking in Atlanta which has one of the highest activity rates in the country;
11. Bruce was highly supportive of Nancy’s work for decades and would have little or no reason to suddenly try to kill her at such a critical juncture in her career.
Specifically in Georgia, former Senator Nancy Schaefer had found during the last few years that:
- in Georgia housed children in a foster home with a known pedophile who molested the children.
- in Habersham County failed to remove six children from a home where they are being abused and tortured.
- in Georgia turned two girls over to a California father who had a pornographic video business.
A report that Nancy Schaefer produced on these remarkable cases can be found here:
Nancy Schaefer was also interviewed extensively by talk show host Alex Jones about corruption in Child Protection Services nationally. A multi-part series of her interview and an Eagle Forum presentation can be found on You Tube here:
In addition, Senator Schaefer led opposition to HB582 and SB304, two bills introduced by fellow Republicans that would have likely resulted in increasing child sex slave trafficking. These bills would have made it legal for teenagers to participate in certain illicit acts. The bills effectively removed the legal authority that police now have to pick teenagers up and get them into protective custody so that they can no longer be pimped for those acts.
As President of Georgia Eagle Forum, Nancy Schaefer planned to be in Alabama this weekend for an Eagle Forum convention. Instead she chose to stay in Georgia to develop new information that would have further exposed corruption in DFCS and beyond. Many Eagle forum members who were close to Sen. Schaefer were aware of her courageous efforts. None of them believe that either she or her husband was involved in any type of suicide.
It is particularly ironic that the Atlanta Journal Constitution (AJC) chose to quote State Sen. Don Thomas in their March 26 article about Sen. Schaefer’s death. The AJC portrayed him as a friend of the couple even though he lives on the other side of the state from the Schaefer family and was diametrically opposed to many of their core beliefs. Sen. Thomas, the Chairman of the Health and Human Services Committee, immediately propagated and expanded the “murder-suicide” theory without any first-hand knowledge or evidence. That is very disturbing considering it is his committee that should have been helping to clean up the corruption at DFCS. Activists supporting Sen. Schaefer explained that he constantly advocated increased power and authority for DFCS in spite of the evidence showing the organization was misusing that authority.
With Nancy Schaefer no longer on the scene the question may be raised as to how best to continue her legacy. I believe that she would want conservatives, progressives, libertarians, constitutionalists as well as grass roots Democrats and Republicans throughout Georgia to unite and work to rectify the corruption in DFCS and eliminate child sex slave trafficking in Georgia.
Georgia State Senate, 50th District
revised September 25, 2008
Sunday, September 18, 2011
ADOPTION AND SAFE FAMILIES ACT OF 1997
We, as grand parents, DID NOT abandon our grand kids. They were stolen from us by a system with proclaimed immunity through lies, false accusations, coercion, and trickery effecting our fourth amendment rights. Building a case on us by entering our house by us letting them in through fear of "we are going to take the kids". We now know that we could have said "no" when they asked to come in. We now know that entering our house due to "fear of losing the kids" is not legal because we did not know we could say no. We were fear driven.shock, if the abandonment was unexpected and explosive; and...confusion - many mental questions and uncertainties about the abandonment and what it means; and...shame ("low self esteem") - feeling unlovable and unworthy, even if other adults are genu-inely nurturing and attentive; and perhaps...guilts - feeling (irrationally) that they did something bad or wrong that caused the abandon-ment; and/or...fears of (a) bonding with some or all adults / men / women; and that (b) their other care-givers will also abandon them, and they will die; and...grief over (a) involuntarily broken bonds, and later, (b) over lost hopes and fantasies of reunion. If a child is raised in an "anti-grief" family, s/he can unconsciously carry unfinished mourning into adulthood as periodic or chronic "depression."
It has been four weeks now since the kids were stolen. As far as we know, NO family member other than the recipient from North Carolina has seen these kids.
The AAG was to have Justin call us about visitation last week. He never called.
A few days ago, the kids school called to ask why we had not yet sent the kids to school. We told them why. They said they would leave their slot open for us.
We know these kids. They ALREADY have abandonment issues. Now, their nightmares have been inflicted on them by the same people purported to protect them. We know the real reason why they were taken, and the nightmares are real to the kids. If anything happens to these kids, physically or mentally, while they are not with us, we are holding the AAG, the Office of Children's Services of Alaska, the Guardian ad litum and (an unnamed party) 100% responsible.
The grand mother was herself adopted when she was 1 1/2. Reconciliation with her birth mother did not happen until she was in her forties.
The grand father comes from a large east coast family where large family reunions were common when he was young. Family was and still is important.
A false allegation can occur as the result of intentional lying on the part of the accuser; or unintentionally, due to a confabulation, either arising spontaneously due to mental illness or resulting from deliberate or accidental suggestive questioning, or faulty interviewing techniques. Researchers Poole and Lindsay suggested in 1997 applying separate labels to the two concepts, proposing the term "false allegations" be used specifically when the accuser is aware they are lying, and "false suspicions" (weasel word phrase; dissimulation) for the wider range of false accusations in which suggestive questioning may have been involved.
A false allegation of child sexual abuse is an accusation that a person committed one or more acts of child sexual abuse when in reality there was no perpetration of abuse by the accused person as alleged. Such accusations can be brought by the victim, or by another person on the alleged victim's behalf. Studies of child abuse allegations suggest that the overall rate of false accusation is under 10%, as approximated based on multiple studies. Of the allegations determined to be false, only a small portion originated with the child, the studies showed; most false allegations originated with an adult bringing the accusations on behalf of a child, and of those, a large majority occurred in the context of divorce and child-custody battles.
Research by the Workplace Bullying Institute, suggests that "falsely accused someone of 'errors' not actually made" is the most common of all bullying tactics experienced, in 71 percent of cases.
Defamation per seThe four (4) categories of slander that are actionable per se are (i) accusing someone of a crime; (ii) alleging that someone has a foul or loathsome disease; (iii) adversely reflecting on a person’s fitness to conduct their business or trade; and (iv) imputing serious sexual misconduct. Here again, the plaintiff need only prove that someone had published the statement to any third party. No proof of special damages is required.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Foster Care AbuseAnchorage, AK: (Jan-14-08) A.J. and D.D., two unnamed boys aged 17 and 18, brought a lawsuit against the state, alleging that they were abused and neglected in and out of foster care. The suit accused the state of failing to protect the boys from their own families, who were dysfunctional from drug use and alcohol abuse, and that things only got worse when the two were put in an Anchorage foster home where they saw their foster mother beat another child to death. Sources stated that the state agreed to resolve the civil lawsuit with a $2.4 million payout to the two boys. Lawyers for the boys said that the settlement was not enough money to make things right for them. But the state had threatened to keep the case tied up in appeals for years and years, and the boys wouldn't have received any money for a long time. Records show that the two are still in state custody. [ANCHORAGE DAILY NEWS: FOSTER CARE ABUSE]