Our Grand Children are victims of;

"Protect the "system" at all costs. The "system" is the only ultimate sacred cow - not any particular law or constitution, but only "the system." Because, ultimately, it is the system which makes certain that the individuals functioning within it - from judges to lawyers, to prosecutors, to politicians, to businessmen - have their places and positions, and opportunities and pecking order, and future."

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

Saturday, November 29, 2014

A remake of "There was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe"

A remake of "There was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe"
By Jan Smith

There was an old woman who lived in a shoe
She had so many children, she didn’t know what to do
She gave them all broth without any bread
Then whipped them all soundly and put them to bed

The next day there was a loud knock on the door
And standing behind it were cops lined up four
Along side of them a woman stood with an edict
The court said “take them all” so she heeded it

The mother screamed loudly upon deaf ears
The children hysterically shed many tears
But that didn’t faze the stone faced one
As she pushed and dragged out each little son

The mother watched helplessly as they took her brood
Away, away, as far as they could
She saw her youngest tapping on the glass
Yelling “mommy mommy” as they drove past

The mother collapsed in the driveway
She never got over the trauma they say
Now staring in darkness with a blank sad look
Next to the stack of colorful story books

Things could have been different with a little help
The kids could have stayed instead of the hand that was dealt
Now each child is in prison and a drop out from school
Away from a mother who loved them inside of their shoe

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

'They slapped Laura, knocking her glasses off of her face'

 SWAT team tasers, pepper-sprays homeschoolers

"A Missouri homeschooling family is suing a sheriff and another officer who forcibly entered their home without a warrant, Tasered the father, pepper-sprayed the mother and put their children in the custody of social service workers.
A court already has ruled that the actions of Sheriff Darren White and Capt. David Glidden of Nodaway County, Missouri, violated the U.S. Constitution, resulting in the dismissal of charges of child endangerment and resisting arrest against the couple, Jason and Laura Hagan, of New Hampton.
The lawsuit, which seeks compensatory damages, punitive damages and attorneys costs and fees, was brought on behalf of the couple by the Home School Legal Defense Association, the world’s leading advocate for homeschooling families.
Attorney James Mason, senior counsel for HSLDA, told WND the Fourth Amendment protections against unreasonable search and seizure were added to the Constitution for a reason.
“We need to be vigilant,” he said. “We need to be willing to stand up for our rights.”
He said authorities sometimes need to be reminded that “rules apply to them, too.”
The complaint, filed Nov. 14, alleges the the officers came to the Hagan residence because a social worker was investigating a report of a messy home.
The case worker wanted to inspect a second time, and the Hagans refused, so she called Glidden and White.
Glidden first demanded to be allowed into the home and was denied permission. So, according to the complaint, he pepper-sprayed Jason and then Laura.
“Glidden then turned to Jason, who was still standing, and shot him in the back with his Taser,” the complaint said.
When Laura closed the front door, Glidden continued triggering the Taser through the closed door.
Then White joined in.
“Together they forced open the door and found Laura and Jason lying on the floor,” HSLDA said.
They “slapped Laura, knocking her glasses off of her face,” they threatened to shoot the family dog, they threw a telephone across the room, called Laura a “liar,” handcuffed the parents and threatened to let Jason fall down, according to the complaint.
It all took place in front of the three children, ages about 13, 10 and 8, who were taken into state custody, where they remained for months.
When the allegations made by social workers and the officers against the couple reached court, a judge summarily tossed the case.
“The court will not allow [an] exception to sanction warrantless entry into a private residence by pepper spray and Taser. If the officer had a warrant in hand and such force was necessary, that is a different story, but those are not the facts of this case,” the judge said
The judge ruled all information the officers obtained was disallowed.
“The state has not offered sufficient, if indeed any, evidence of an exception that would justify a warrantless entry,” the judge said.
A WND request to the sheriff’s office for comment did not produce a response.
“The Fourth Amendment strikes a carefully crafted balance between a family’s right to privacy and the government’s need to enforce the law,” said HSLDA in its report. “In most situations, government agents cannot simply force their way into a home. Instead, they must explain to a neutral magistrate why they need to enter the home, and they must provide real evidence to support that need.
“This rule applies to all government agents,” the report said. “Court after court has agreed that there is no social services exception to the Fourth Amendment.”
The report said: “All too often, law enforcement officers and child-welfare workers act as if the Fourth Amendment does not apply to CPS investigations. They are wrong. The Fourth Amendment is a legal shield that protects people from exactly the kind of mistreatment the Hagans endured.”
The organization said warnings of the consequences of violating the Fourth Amendment are abundant.
It quoted Doriane L. Coleman, a law professor at Duke who has written “Storming the Castle to Save the Children: The Ironic Costs of a Child-welfare Exception to the Fourth Amendment.”
Coleman wrote that the law-enforcement actions “epitomize deep intrusion[s] in both symbolic and actual respects.”
“They can shatter the innocence of even the youngest of children, causing a broad range of emotional responses, including ‘trauma, anxiety, fear, shame, guilt, stigmatization, powerlessness, self-doubt, depression, and isolation.’”
HSLDA’s report said there “are rules, and they exist for a reason.”
“Law enforcement can only work if our officers follow the laws themselves. If we stand by and allow law enforcement to flagrantly disregard our Fourth Amendment rights, those rights will be eroded and eventually ignored. And real parents and real children will continue to be harmed,” the report said.
The Missouri case alleges violation of the Fourth Amendment’s ban on unreasonable search, unlawful seizure, excessive force and violation of the plaintiffs’ “family integrity and privacy.”"

Source; Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2014/11/swat-team-tasers-pepper-sprays-homeschoolers/#pEJH0vgOFrQUpWX5.99

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Sunday, November 9, 2014

Georgia Tann: Tennessee Children's Home Society

I see where very little or nothing has changed. If anything, the system has made it easier. Add in some lawyers and they all share the wealth.

"Georgia Tann (July 18, 1891 - September 15, 1950), born Beulah Georgia Tann, operated the Tennessee Children's Home Society, an adoption agency in Memphis, Tennessee. Tann used the unlicensed home as a front for her black market baby adoption scheme from the 1920s until a state investigation closed the institution in 1950. Tann died of cancer before the investigation made its findings public.

Illegal activities

Tann used pressure tactics, threats of legal action and other methods to take children from their birth parents—mostly poor single mothers—and sell them to wealthy patrons. Tann also arranged for the taking of children born to inmates at Tennessee mental institutions and those born to wards of the state through her connections.
Tann also arranged for what her victims (now adult) refer to as kidnapping. In some cases, single parents would drop their children off at nursery schools, only to be told that welfare agents had taken the children. In others, children would be temporarily placed with the society because a family was experiencing illness or unemployment, only to find out later that the Society had either adopted them out, or had no record of the children ever being placed. Tann was also documented as taking children born to unwed mothers at birth, claiming that the newborns required medical care. When the mothers asked about the children, Tann told them that the babies had died, when they were actually placed in foster homes or adopted.
Tann's crimes were accomplished with the aid of Memphis Family Court Judge Camille Kelley, who used her position of authority to sanction Tann's tactics and activities. Tann would identify children as being from homes which could not provide for their care, and Kelley would push the matter through her dockets. Kelley also severed custody of divorced mothers, placing the children with Tann, who then arranged for adoption of the children into "homes better able to provide for the children's care". However, many of the children were placed into homes where they were used as child labor on farms, or with abusive families.
When an adoptive parent discovered that the information on the child was incorrect, such as in cases of falsified medical histories, Tann often threatened the adoptive parents with possible legal action that would force a surrender of their children (ordered by Judge Kelley) by demonstrating that they were unfit parents.
Tann destroyed records of the children that were processed through the Society, and conducted minimal background checks on the adoptive homes. Many of the files of the children were fictionalized before being presented to the adoptive parents, which covered up the child's circumstances prior to being placed with the society. As a result, the Child Welfare League of America dropped the Society from its list of qualifying institutions in 1941.
The Georgia Tann/Tennessee Children's Home Society scandal resulted in adoption reform laws in Tennessee in 1951

Out-of-state adoptions

Under Tennessee law at the time, the Home charged about $7 per adoption. Adoptions in states such as Mississippi, Arkansas and Missouri could be arranged for $750.
But Tann also arranged for out-of-state private adoptions where she charged a premium - upwards of $5,000 per child - for her "services". It is alleged that she pocketed 75% of the fees from these adoptions for her own personal use, and failed to report the income to either the Society Board or the Internal Revenue Service.
The Tennessee Children's Home Society was closed in the 1950s, and is not to be confused with the Tennessee Children's Home, which is accredited by the state of Tennessee. The Tennessee Children's Home has no legacy connection with Georgia Tann or the Society which she operated. ..."

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgia_Tann

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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Rethinking foster care: 
Molly McGrath Tierney at TEDxBaltimore 2014
Published on Feb 27, 2014
This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Molly McGrath Tierney is the Director for the Baltimore City Department of Social Services, managing the City's child welfare and public assistance programs. Over the past six years, she has led a massive reform effort to dramatically improve the impact of services to vulnerable citizens of Baltimore. Molly's work is considered a national model for modern social services.

 Our Grand Kids were thrown into this system almost three years ago. Since they are now part of a magnetic chess game where all pieces have a carefully pre-planned movement, they will be adopted out as we believe that was planned before they were taken. They have not only lost their Alaskan family heritage, they have lost their inheritance. When Gramma and Grampa are gone, it must go to someone else as the "new family" is not getting it. Let them actually live here and build their own heritage, not just claim they have one. The kids will know the truth some day.

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Monday, June 9, 2014

New Commission to Regulate Prosecutorial Misconduct

From:  Mad Angel- a prosecutor is suppose to find all the facts of the case even if it proves you innocent. But that's not what prosecutors are doing even in cps cases. Instead they are just another lawyer on cps side.

From: Huffington Post THE BLOG
"New York State is poised to become the first state in the nation to create a public commission specifically designed to investigate complaints of misconduct by prosecutors and impose discipline upon prosecutors who violate the rules. The commission is modeled after commissions on judicial conduct, which exist in every state, including New York, to regulate the conduct of judges. Given the prosecutor's unique role as a "minister of justice" who occupies a "quasi-judicial" position, the huge costs on the criminal justice system from prosecutorial misconduct, and the abject failure of other mechanisms to discipline prosecutors, it is essential to the integrity of the justice system and the public's confidence that the system functions fairly and accurately, that this commission be created.
The incidence of misconduct by prosecutors in New York and across the country is escalating. Flagrant misconduct by prosecutors has been documented in several recent high-profile cases: late Senator Ted Stevens' conviction was thrown out because of egregious misconduct by federal prosecutors; the Duke Lacrosse prosecutor Michael Nifong was disbarred and jailed because of his misconduct; and prosecutor Ken Anderson, who hid evidence that wrongfully convicted Michael Morton and sent him to jail for 25 years, also was disbarred and jailed. But these cases are the tip of the iceberg. They illustrate the terrible consequences of misconduct that occurs regularly in thousands and thousands of other cases but do not receive the same publicity.
Prosecutors claim that reports of misconduct are exaggerated, and that misconduct is the work of a few bad apples, or a handful of rogue prosecutors. Indeed, some prosecutors in New York even claim that the prosecutor commission has been created to retaliate against the Moreland Commission, which subpoenaed legislators in connection with its investigation into public corruption. But given the extent of misconduct nationally and in New York, and the fact that this proposed commission has been studied for several years, this response by prosecutors is misguided and misinformed. Indeed, in a remarkable opinion by Chief Judge Alex Kozinski of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, in which he was joined by several colleagues, Kozinski writes that the culture of prosecution has changed dramatically in recent years; no longer is misconduct by prosecutors the "exception" or "a rare blemish." One of the most pervasive forms of misconduct - hiding favorable evidence that could prove a defendant's innocence -- "has reached epidemic proportions." Judge Kozinski concludes, just as so many courts and commentators have previously concluded, that "some prosecutors turn a blind eye to misconduct because they're more interested in gaining a conviction than achieving a just result."
The increasing incidence of misconduct by prosecutors is not surprising. The phenomenon is closely linked to the post-9/11 legal and political culture of fear, secrecy and repression in which the power of law enforcement, especially of prosecutors, has become much more dominant and aggressive. Prosecutors see themselves almost exclusively as "Accusers and Convicters." This unsettling spectacle has replaced almost completely the prosecutor's other important function to respect the rights of everybody, including defendants, and ensure justice for all persons. In this changed climate, the goal of finding the truth becomes submerged in an overly-aggressive law enforcement culture. In this troubling period of criminal justice, prosecutors get the message that they can prosecute as hard as they want and as far as they want, and there is virtually nothing to stop them. This new climate is manifested by massive and warrantless electronic surveillance, far broader leeway for law enforcement to search, seize and get confessions, a huge increase in drug arrests and prosecutions, a huge increase in the prison population, and more and more legislatively and judicially-created weapons in the hands of prosecutors to help them get convictions.
Moreover, it is well-known that sanctions against prosecutors who commit misconduct are either inadequate or non-existent. Prosecutors who commit misconduct are hardly ever disciplined. They are almost never disciplined by their own office, rarely disciplined by federal and state disciplinary agencies, and hardly ever disciplined by the courts, even for gross and repeated acts of misconduct. Consider the case of upstate New York prosecutor Jeffrey Taylor. As documented by the New York State Criminal Defense Lawyers' Association, despite six cases in which he was harshly rebuked by state and federal courts for his misconduct, and where four of those cases were reversed because of his misconduct, Taylor has never been disciplined. Despite numerous reports of misconduct against the office of former Brooklyn County District Attorney Charles Hynes, there is no report of any prosecutor in his office being disciplined for misconduct. And when a judge actually disciplines an offending prosecutor, it becomes headline news because of its rarity, as occurred a few months ago when a Bronx judge banished a prosecutor from his courtroom for life because of her flagrant misconduct.
Errant conduct by prosecutors exacts tremendous costs. First, scarce taxpayer resources are expended on having to litigate and re-litigate cases over and over again because of a prosecutor's misconduct, which money could be much better spent making communities safer. Second, the failure of the criminal justice system to deal effectively with misconduct by prosecutors and make them accountable when they violate the law erodes public confidence in the system and undermines the public's faith in the integrity of criminal trials. And third, let's never forget the enormous pain and suffering inflicted on innocent persons, and their families, when they are subjected to a wrongful prosecution through the deliberate misconduct of a prosecutor who, in Judge Kozinski's words, wants a conviction and turns a blind eye to justice. The National Registry of Exonerations, covering cases since 1989, ranks New York State fourth nationally with 166 exonerations out of 1,367 nationally. And many, maybe most of these wrongful convictions are attributable to the prosecutor's misconduct.
To be sure, a state commission on prosecutorial conduct will not prevent a prosecutor from engaging in misconduct, particularly when so much misconduct is hidden, as when prosecutors suppress favorable evidence from the defendant. But a commission that is independent from the legal profession, and independent from the prosecutor's office, will be able to conduct investigations in a nonpartisan, non-political, and objective manner. Indeed, for 100 years prior to 1975, when the state commission on judicial conduct was created, only 23 judges were disciplined. Since 1975, 826 judges were disciplined, and 166 removed from office. That's a fairly dramatic testament to the importance of an independent disciplinary commission, and to its effectiveness. The creation of such a commission to regulate prosecutors very likely would achieve similar results. It is imperative that this bill be enacted by the state legislature, and Governor Cuomo sign it."

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Sunday, May 25, 2014

Report: Alaska [OCS] pays $1 million to settle abuse lawsuit

 Report: Alaska pays $1 million to settle abuse lawsuit
The Associated Press | Posted: Monday, May 19, 2014 12:48 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The state of Alaska has agreed to pay $1 million to settle a lawsuit filed by man who claims he was placed into the adoptive care of an abusive couple.
Thomas Joseph White, 20, reached the settlement in the case filed against the state Office of Children's Services, the Anchorage Daily News (http://bit.ly/1o7Bg4j ) reported Saturday.
White told the newspaper he wants his story told to make sure other neglected children do not suffer in the system.
"They could have done a lot better, actually," White said of the Office of Children's Services and its predecessor, the Division of Family and Youth Services.
The state did not acknowledge any wrongdoing in the settlement.
The abuse was revealed in 2004, three years after state oversight ended, Christy Lawton, director of the Office of Children's Services, said by email.
"The only lesson to be learned was that OCS does not have a crystal ball that will perfectly predict the future," she wrote.
Sherry Kelley was convicted of assault and criminal nonsupport. Patrick Kelley was convicted of child endangerment. Both were jailed for 17 months.
White first needed state protection in 1993 as the 2-month-old son of a cocaine addict, the newspaper said. In July 2000, the Kelleys made him their fifth adopted child.
His aunt, Betsy Golan, claimed she saw signs of abuse during a visit in May 2001, including locks on the outside of his bedroom door and a bucket used for a toilet in his bedroom. Lawton said the office had no record of complaints by Golan.
The family moved from Anchorage to a compound between Big Lake and Wasilla, and the children were put to work, White said. They did not go to school and were not educated at home, he said.
White claims the children were beaten and older children in the family were forced to sleep outside.
In February 2004, White said, he was ordered outside for the night. He slept near a fire and woke with his clothes on fire. He suffered third-degree burns that he said were treated with rubbing alcohol.
He lost the tip of a finger to frostbite and ate dog food but not regular meals, he said.
His adoptive grandfather in July 2004 called Alaska State Troopers and said he feared White might die.
Information from: Anchorage (Alaska) Daily News, http://www.adn.com

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Monday, April 14, 2014


Published on Jan 4, 2014
Michael Unsworth's song, "Calling you calling me" can be found at CD Baby http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/michaelunsworth
All proceeds go to the Charity Children Screaming To Be Heard.
Information backing up what Maggie is talking about can be found in this link...
The song Calling you, calling me, will soon be available on Maggie's website ..
http://www.childrenscreamingtobeheard... and can be downloaded from Itunes, all
proceeds will go to helping the children screaming to be heard.





October 13, 2013 at 11:58pm
By R. Fairhurst © 2013

LONDON - Factual and accurate information concerning children who have died in care is not readily available and is by no means a straight forward process to obtain. One would assume the information is recorded as all other data is, however, it is not. National statistics do not reveal the annual numbers of children who have died while in the care of the state.

Figures available for England,Scotland, Ireland and Wales are all held on separate data bases, the figures below are for England alone. However there are currently over 90,000 looked after children in care in the UK.

Numbers revealed 2008, 2009, 2010 an even number of 50 with a drop to 40 in 2012 and up to 60 in 2013. When asked why the numbers were consistent and rounded the National statistics office explained publishing unrounded figures could lead to the identity of the child if the data was split and crossed with geographic statistics and tables of locations. This may reveal the odd number and the identity of the child which would be a breach of data protection.

Statistics for children who have died while NOT in care are disclosed; however when requesting information from local councils under the freedom of information Act councils reply by stating the information is exempt from disclosure under section 40(2) of the freedom of information Act.

Disclosure rules are set in accordance with the code of practice for official statistics. This is statutory code published under the section 10 of the statistics and registration and service Act 2007 which applies to all UK official statistics. Principle 5practice 1 of the code states "Ensure that official statistics do not reveal the identity of an individual or organisation, or any private information relating to them, taking into account other relevant sources of information".

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Saturday, April 5, 2014

Mind what you say and do

From a former foster child thrown into the system. In her words:

They say mind what you say and do because the children are watching. (Well former foster kids are watching too)
I have so many things that have really bothered me lately about the so called child protection services. And it has to do more with their claims than anything. As cps claims millions of calls have come in about child abuse, during this very line to plead for more money, they do not tell people that many of these calls are unfounded and in retaliation.
The true numbers of child abuse are actually way down. And of course the number of neglect cases are way up. But let's look at what they consider neglect. As a child is moved around from place to place because parents are struggling financially cps steps in to remove the kid because of lack of stability.
But look at what cps and the foster care system provides for these children, many moved once or twice every six month. (One girl had been moved over forty times in her life of foster care) the lack of stability and structure in these children's lives are appalling and this is their response for a loving family who is in a financial crises.
The child had already been dealing with struggle but had the strength and love of the family, yet suddenly ripped up and taken away permanently traumatized with a lack of security and (here I want to call it a shield from the outside world, a child no longer believes his parents can protect them from anything)
Removed from everyone, school, friends, grandparents, aunts and uncles some of the most important people in a child's life. And placed with complete strangers (afraid to really trust anyone) held captive away from their family they become angry, depressed withdrawn, (an emotional wreck) and for this normal response they are labeled and placed on medication for their best interest.
And from one excuse to another through the courts ever burdened large case loads (caused by this abuse of power) and cps claims of their ever burdening case loads (ditto on why) the children are held in a purgatory of this system abuse. Remaining on medications they shouldn't be on (without their parents permission) being subjected to sometime traumatic and unjust counseling sessions (my position stands here as I was told since I was molested I would molest in one of their therapy sessions, it broke my heart, I've learned better
Dear cps just because you get mugged doesn't make you a mugger lay off your junk therapy)
Every day children beg to see and hear from their parents, wanting to hear that their parents are trying everything to win back the child's freedom. But sadly parents are not allowed to tell their children this because cps claims the parent should not give the child false hopes. Again how cruel. Leaving the child in such a confusing state continually visiting and walking away and as the child begs the parent to take them home all the parent is allowed to say is I love you. (THIS IS NOT ENOUGH FOR THE CHILD)
As the bond and closeness of the family slips away because cps holds on to the child for so long it becomes a struggle to reunite and bond these family members are no longer the same, pain and stress has taken its toll on the parents in court and the child is so use to closing people out that all this creates a new burden on the family. (But no one including me would ever tell cps this or they would use it as an excuse to hold on to the child longer)
Here I have to tell you of a very loved happy little girl. She'd shown such great signs of intelligence eager to start school soon and very happy with her family. She was ripped away by cps with the excuse of failure to thrive. (No she wasn't malnourished, but she was extremely hyper and happy and her mother is only five foot) because this adorable little girl was short and skinny cps took her away and placed her first in a foster care and then to her paternal grandmother's home.
In court she was then described as inconsolable, she begged everyone to take her home to her mom and dad (the caseworker claimed the child had been couched even though the parents hadn't been allowed to see her) this already tiny child started to lose weight as the pain and depression kicked in. There was talk of placing her on medication. (This is when the parents finally got to visit and begged their little girl to be strong, so afraid of the type of medications they planned to force onto her without the parents permission, yes cps told the parents they were well within their rights to do so)
Everyday this child was put through more and more abuse from cps. As she was taken from the grandmother's home (the caseworker said for a mental evaluation) and as the little girl was instructed at this evaluation to take off all her clothes and get on the table she had no one familiar to give her strength at this violation of her rights.
After she was returned to the grandmother the caseworker left and said nothing. And this now timid five year old girl took her 13 year old sister aside and told her what had really happened. As she described how they had touched her, how they had touched her down there and then placed something inside her. (This crushed the older sister and she told her parents) all the parents ever received was an apology for not telling them what had happened and that they usually don't have a five year old tell the parents (yeah I can imagine they are usually to scared, that's why the five year old told her sister)
Never once was there a claim of sexual abuse, molestation or physical abuse. She was taken for being short. And for this she was anal and vaginal probed. (They caseworker CLAIMED in court they where we'll within their rights, but this really wasn't true. Doing this to every single child who enters cps care would truly be abuse.)
(Fyi I have documented proof of this case)
All the importance of keeping secrets to spare a child from being teased in school over their cases is allowing some truly horrific abuse to take place. All the claims of cps in the best interest of the child is also helping to facility and perpetuate even more atrocious abuse that many children should never have ever experienced.
Now I can see the news and I even know from my own childhood that child abuse is real. But the solution and response to this for far to many years has actually caused a greater amount of child abuse than it has stopped. (Sadly I know from experience the real amount of abuse children suffer while in cps care will never be reported because abusers don't tell on themselves, not tell they've been caught, notice this pattern with cps.....it's an abuser mentality)
I can show hundreds of double standards and abuser mentality within cps very own policies, procedures and manuals but I have to find someone who will listen and look. And far to many people still believe cps is there to save and protect children.....maybe someday someone will want to see.


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Sunday, March 9, 2014

CPS Steals Children for Profit - Your Tax Dollars in Action!

Uploaded on Aug 12, 2010
Short video detailing abuse of power by Child Protective Services - CPS. Highlights financial incentives to steal kids and place them on drugs. Contains multiple news clips and interviews from families that CPS stole the kids from, & includes the late (possibly murdered) Nancy Schaefer.

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Thursday, March 6, 2014

FPS [Family Protection Services]

From Fairbanks Daily News miner Letters to the Editor

Don't cut ocs budget

Feb. 24, 2014
To the editor: In 2012, a workload study, commissioned by the current governor, recommended an increase in support staff for the Office of Children’s Services. This department, already underfunded to achieve its goal of protecting children from abuse and neglect, is set to receive serious budget cuts this year.
How can it be that those we’ve elected can turn away from such information? How can they say “these are the tough choices” we have to make?
The governor and our elected officials have an independent workload study recommending a feasible solution to protect our most vulnerable population, our children, from abuse and neglect. I wonder what they will say when more stories of abused children end up in the news.
Tough choices should not include gambling with the lives of children. “Choosing Respect” is more than words. Actions demonstrate respect. Our children deserve protection from violence, abuse and neglect. Voting to cut child protection is not choosing respect.
Kim Swisher

 Now... lets follow the money:

Kim Swisher:

Department of Social Work. UAF

Clinical Assistant Professer and Feild Director for BSW program.

"... Master's of Social Work from the University of Alaska Anchorage in 2000 with an emphasis in Children, Youth and Families. ..."
"... in the field working with severely emotionally disturbed children, providing advocacy in court for children, child welfare, and child protection. Kim has worked as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for children in foster care, and spent ten years with the Office of Children's Services, both in Anchorage and Fairbanks. Kim spent three years working for the Family and Youth Services Training Academy, through the UAA School of Social Work, traveling Alaska and training child protection workers in best practice. Kim currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Interior Center for Non-Violent Living (IAC), and the Advisory Board for the Birch Center in Fairbanks. She provides consultation to Stevie's Place, the Child Advocacy Center in Fairbanks, through the Resource Center for Parents and Children (RCPC). Kim's area of interest include direct practice with individuals, groups and communities, and she delights in inspiring students to become social workers. ..."

So... respect for whom?

The budget needs to be cut. Many, many positions need to be eliminated. CPS needs to be eliminated. It can then be rebuilt into FPS. "Family Protection Services" of which it is currently not. FPS can then hire individuals who have respect for families. Not those who concern themselves with the bottom dollar and where they get new inventory.

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

New DCFS boss pleaded guilty to stealing from social service agency’s clients

New DCFS boss pleaded guilty to stealing from social service agency’s clients

Last Modified: Feb 17, 2014 09:48PM
Gov. Pat Quinn’s new director of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services pleaded guilty to stealing from clients of a West Side social service agency and later became embroiled in a child-support battle over a daughter he said he never knew he’d fathered, records show.
Arthur D. Bishop, 61, had a felony theft charge pending against him when then-Gov. Jim Edgar’s administration hired him as a DCFS caseworker in 1995. He’d been accused of bilking patients of the Bobby E. Wright Comprehensive Community Mental Health Center out of more than $9,000, fighting the case for more than two years before pleading guilty to a reduced charge of misdemeanor theft.
Court records also show a paternity case was filed against Bishop in 2003, when he was a DCFS deputy director. DNA tests showed he was the father of Erica Bishop, then 17.
Her mother, Yolanda O’Connor, said Bishop knew Erica was his daughter from the time she was born in 1986. Bishop said in court papers he’d never met the girl and didn’t know O’Connor claimed Erica was his daughter until she served him with court papers.
Bishop, who was married to another woman when Erica was born, “denies his own daughter’s existence when he knows in his heart of hearts that he visited us on numerous occasions at my parents’ house when she was a child,” O’Connor said in a December 2003 court filing. Bishop “even asked me if he could live in with me if his wife put him out after she learned the truth. . . . All I want is for [Bishop] to just be a man about the situation and take responsibility for his child.”
O’Connor secured a $4,175 judgment and health insurance coverage for Erica until she turned 18, records show. But a judge denied her request for back child support after Bishop argued she’d never sought “support of any kind” from him and “in fact concealed” that he was Erica’s father.
Bishop declined to be interviewed for this story.
Quinn administration aides say the governor stands by his decision to make Bishop the state’s top child-welfare official.
“The governor appointed Arthur Bishop because of his decades of excellent work and respected leadership at the Departments of Juvenile Justice and Children and Family Services,” Quinn press secretary Brooke Anderson said. “The governor feels he has the right experience to lead this very difficult agency.”
DCFS spokeswoman Karen Hawkins said: “We believe it’s inappropriate to raise decades-old issues that have long been resolved and have nothing to do with his performance as director.”
Bishop, who makes $150,000 a year, takes over DCFS at a pivotal time. The agency admitted in December to undercounting the number of child-abuse and neglect deaths in Illinois following a series of Chicago Sun-Times and WBEZ reports that prompted criticism of the agency from legislators and some child advocates.
The agency also has been accused of failing to keep a close eye on its finances. In December, Attorney General Lisa Madigan sued South Side businessman George E. Smith, a friend of former DCFS director Erwin McEwen, to recover millions of dollars in state grant money Smith allegedly misspent. No criminal charges have been filed.
Quinn brought in Richard H. Calica to reform the agency. But Calica died of cancer in December, and Quinn then shifted Bishop from his post heading the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice — a job he’d held since August 2010 — back to DCFS, where he previously worked from 1995 to 2010.
Before his career in state government, Bishop was a substance-abuse counselor at the Bobby E. Wright center. According to his Sept. 17, 1993, arrest report, he received $9,262 from clients and failed to turn over that money to the center between May 5, 1992, and July 23, 1993.
Bishop created a “bogus” program for convicted drunken drivers, said Lucy Lang-Chappell, former executive director of the center, who was his boss. He was improperly taking money from patients and providing them with forms they wrongly believed would allow them to get their driver’s licenses back, though the center wasn’t licensed by the state to provide that service at the time, Chappell said in an interview.
She said the scheme was exposed when a patient came to the center in July 1993 with a currency exchange check the patient wrote to the center for his participation in the DUI program. The man said Bishop visited his home that day and insisted he replace the check with one written directly to Bishop, according to Chappell.
Chappell said she confronted Bishop with what the patient told her — and fired him on the spot.
The center was forced to reimburse “a stream of patients” for checks and cash they’d given Bishop, Chappell said. An insurance policy eventually covered the center’s losses, she said.
Another employee of the center also pleaded guilty in the theft, records show.
Bishop “really betrayed me and everybody else at the agency,” Chappell said. “The thing that really saddens me is that this is a man who is supposed to be over children and families — and this kind of thing happened. . . . He did something to the patients that was totally unethical, against the rules of the agency, and we were liable.”
Bishop has maintained that, despite his guilty plea, he was innocent of the theft allegations. At a 1994 court hearing, his lawyer said Bishop turned over the money he collected to Chappell, who says that’s “totally false.” Chappell, now retired, wasn’t accused of any wrongdoing, and other current and former Bobby Wright employees backed up her recollection of events in interviews with Sun-Times and WBEZ reporters.
In 2010, before Bishop was appointed director of the Department of Juvenile Justice, he gave a written statement to the Illinois Senate asserting that he was wrongly accused.
“In 1993, following an increasingly strained professional relationship with the CEO, Dr. Lucy Lang-Chappell, resulting in a verbal disagreement regarding programming, I walked out of her office,” Bishop wrote. “Soon thereafter, I was informed that she had made allegations that I had stolen funds. This was a totally false accusation.”
Bishop told the Senate he made an “agonizing” decision to plead guilty to the misdemeanor to end the strain on his family.
Chappell was incredulous after being read Bishop’s statement. “He took the money from numerous patients,” she said.
While Bishop’s felony case was pending — and after he was fired from the Bobby Wright center — he worked briefly at Maryville Academy before being hired as a DCFS caseworker in March 1995, records show.
When he applied to DCFS in 1994, state officials could not consider the arrest in weighing whether to hire him, according to Hawkins, who said: “By law, under the Human Rights Act . . . DCFS is forbidden from considering arrests in making employment decisions — and this matter was still in the courts.”
On Nov. 2, 1995, Bishop pleaded guilty to misdemeanor theft and was sentenced to a year of conditional discharge, records show. He didn’t have to make restitution, Hawkins said.
“Director Bishop has consistently disclosed the details of this guilty plea on state applications,” she said.
Bishop, an ordained minister, was in the news in the late 1990s when he was a DCFS caseworker involved in a high-profile custody battle involving the boy known as “Baby T.” Ald. Edward Burke (14th) and his wife, Anne Burke, now an Illinois Supreme Court justice, ultimately won guardianship of the child.
O’Connor filed the paternity case against Bishop in March 2003, with the court summons listing his Maywood home and his DCFS office. Bishop hired Marina E. Ammendola — the lawyer who represented the Burkes in the Baby T case.
O’Connor, who didn’t have a lawyer, said she sued Bishop to get him to help with college expenses for Erica, who’s now a medical assistant.
“He didn’t want to do anything,” O’Connor said. “He has a good heart. But my daughter wants to nail him to the cross because he’s never been there.”
O’Connor said Erica’s stepfather, not Bishop, “taught her how to ride a bike, how to drive. He was there for her at prom. If [Bishop] wants to make things right, tell him to call her and talk to her. . . . Apologize.”
Frank Main and Chris Fusco are Sun-Times staff reporters. Tony Arnold is a reporter for WBEZ.

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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Native American groups ask for child welfare probe

 From: Fairbanks Daily News Miner
Gosia Wozniacka / Associated Press | Posted: Monday, February 3, 2014 12:47 pm 
PORTLAND, Ore. - Four national Native American organizations on Monday asked the U.S. Department of Justice to launch an investigation into the treatment of American Indian and Alaska Native children in the private adoption and public child welfare systems, saying civil rights violations there are "well-known and commonplace."
The groups also called for the federal government to take a stronger role in enforcing compliance of the Indian Child Welfare Act. They said in a letter to DOJ Acting Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Jocelyn Samuels that there is "minimal federal oversight over the implementation of, and compliance with" the law.
The letter follows a recent high-profile custody battle over a Cherokee girl known as Baby Veronica who eventually was adopted by a white South Carolina couple. And it comes amid lawsuits alleging violations of federal law governing foster care and adoptions in some states.
The organizations, which included the Portland-based National Indian Child Welfare Association, also alleged in their letter that some guardians appointed by the court mock Native culture; state workers put down traditional ways of parenting; and children are placed in white homes when Indian relatives and Native foster care homes are available.
"These stories highlight patterns of behavior that are, at best, unethical and, at worst, unlawful," the letter states. "Although these civil rights violations are well-known and commonplace, they continue to go unchecked and unexamined."
The federal government had no an immediate response to the investigation request.
Native children are disproportionately represented in the child welfare system nationwide, especially in foster care.
Congress passed the Indian Child Welfare Act in 1978 after finding very high numbers of Indian children being removed from their homes by public and private agencies and placed in non-Indian foster and adoptive homes and institutions.
Federal law now requires that additional services be provided to Native families to prevent unwarranted removal. And it requires that Indian children who are removed be placed whenever possible with relatives or with other Native Americans, in a way that preserves their connection with their tribe, community and relatives.
While Native groups agree that the Indian Child Welfare Act has been effective in slowing the removal of Indian children from their families, major challenges remain.
The letter cites problems such as adoption agencies disregarding children's tribal affiliation and failing to provide notice to a tribe when a child is taken into custody, transporting Indian children across state lines to sidestep the law, adoption attorneys encouraging circumvention of the law, and judges denying tribes a presence during child custody proceedings, among others.
Another problem, according to Craig Dorsay, an Oregon lawyer who works on many Native child welfare cases, are inconsistencies in identifying who is an Indian child and who is not - and whether the law applies to families who are deemed not Indian enough in the eyes of a court.
In Oregon, Dorsay said, the overall relationship between tribes and counties is good when it comes to applying the law. But statistics continue to show the disproportionate removal of Native children from their families.
Native American children in Oregon are more likely to be placed in foster care than white children, according to research from Portland State University. And they're more likely to exit care by adoption. That, despite the fact that the abuse rate among Natives is the same as for white families.
Researchers found that suspected abuse or neglect involving Native American families was reported to child protective services at a higher rate than the group's representation in the general population.

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