Friday, November 28, 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.

Friday, June 20, 2014

So Many Children In The USA Who Have Not Been Accounted For

Thank you for spreading the word about the most evil, demonic, destructive entity - composed of people, ostensibly - on the face of this earth. DCFS, CPS, DHS, DHSS, DSS, DFPS, DCSS AND FAMILY COURT is the same everywhere - a gang of demons who rip babies and children from good, loving families and then send them to foster hell or sell them to adoption. Children always suffer unfathomably just by the act of "removal."

Thursday, March 20, 2014

What You Should Know if CPS Targets You or Your Family

What You Should Know if CPS Targets You or Your Family 
Ketterman, Hedlesten & Amann, PLLC

1) Take the accusation seriously. It doesn’t matter if you think the allegation is unreasonable or stupid.  CPS is serious, and will presume that you are guilty as accused. They may not say that they are there to take your children, but they are going to try.

In testimony to Congress, Chris Klicka, senior counsel for the Home School Legal Defense Association, stated that a case worker with 30 years’ experience once confided in him that “When I started working, we tried to prove the family was innocent. Now we assume they are guilty until they prove they are not.”

2) Ask questions… and demand answers.  The investigator will try to keep the allegation secret.  But they are required by federal and state law to tell you the nature of the accusation at the first contact.

Don’t settle for the answer of “abuse” or “neglect.” Those are categories, not accusations. You are entitled to know what specific actions you are accused of committing.

3) Do not talk.  More specifically, do not try to explain what may or may not have happened. 

It is important that you not talk to anyone but your attorney. It is natural that innocent parents who have nothing to hide want to explain everything so that a reasonable person can see there’s no problem here. But CPS agents are not reasonable. You are presumed guilty. The investigator is there to find evidence to support what she already believes to be true – that you abused your child.

4) You must find an attorney who has experience in fighting CPS, as soon as you realize your family is being investigated. Notice I said experience in fighting CPS. Many attorneys- if not most – believe their role is to find out what CPS wants and make sure their clients do it. That way often leads to disaster – and the loss of your children.

5) Be polite. Hostility toward the investigator is considered evidence of guilt. Your perfectly natural angry reaction to being accused of harming your child will be used as evidence of an abusive personality.

6) Never let any government agent in your home unless he or she has a warrant or order issued by a court. Ask to see the warrant or order, because the CPS worker may lie and say she has one when she doesn’t. When she doesn’t have one, politely but firmly tell her that she will have to stay outside until she gets one. If she claims it’s an emergency, make her tell you what it is. 

Call her bluff – if it were a true emergency, she would be there with armed police officers, forcing her way in. Do not even open the door to let her look at the children.

There is no compromise on this. There is no exception. If you invite an investigator into your home, you have waived your fourth amendment protection. And if the investigator is intent on taking your children, SHE WILL FIND SOMETHING IN YOUR HOME TO JUSTIFY IT.
Understand that you may be threatened. You may be lied to. She may tell you that the 4th amendment doesn’ t apply to CPS investigation. That is a lie. She may tell you that she doesn’t need a warrant. That is a lie. She may tell you that she’ll return with police officers. And she will. But that changes nothing. Even a man with a gun on your porch doesn’t change the fact that she still has no right to enter your home.

Listen to the words of an ex-CPS investigator:

“I wish I could shout from the highest mountain to parents to vigilantly learn their rights! If they knew what their legal rights were there would be significantly lower numbers of child removals. Social workers, unlike policemen making an arrest, are not required to inform the parents of their legal rights. All we had to do to remove a child was to show up at the home and tell the parents we came to remove the kids. Often times we would take a police officer with us (never telling the parents he was there for MY protection, not to enforce an order or warrant). 99% of the time we never had to get a warrant or court order to remove kids because the parents would be so intimidated by the officer that they would just hand their kids over and show up for court the next day. But if they had legally known their parental rights, they could simply have told me that I could not take the children unless I had a court order signed by the judge or had a warrant to remove the kids. … the majority of times parents were just intimidated and gave consent for the whole process to begin; completely unknowing of what rights they just waived.”

If officers do force their way in, do not physically resist. Make your objections clear, but stand aside. There’s no point in getting arrested, or risking injury or death. Your children need you. Demand that you not be separated from your children, and that your children be interrogated only with your attorney present. (This demand will likely be ignored, but demand it anyway. The fact that you did may become important in later court proceedings.)

7) Demand that CPS tape any interrogation of your child. They are required by Texas law to do so. Bring your own recorder at each meeting, etc.  You have this right.

8) If the accusation is one of physical abuse, have your doctor give your child a thorough physical exam. Ask him to write a letter stating that no bruises, marks, or health concerns were found on the child that would create suspicion of child abuse or neglect. Go to a doctor you trust. Never never never go to a doctor recommended by CPS.

9) Gather names of friends and relatives who are willing and able to care for your children if CPS takes them. If your children must spend time away from you, it’s far better that they do so with people you know and trust than in a foster facility. 

10) Never admit guilt, even if CPS has taken your children and offers to give them back if you do. It would be immoral to do so if you truly haven’t done anything, and it may be a quick way to jail and to lose your kids forever. CPS agents are not above lying to you to prove your guilt.


Wednesday, February 5, 2014

How Would You Create Child Protective Services?

By My FB Friend Mad Angel

If you were given the task to create an agency that protected children from abuse (still protecting our rights of freedom of government intrusions) what would it look like.

1. How would you deal with a family who has been called in on many times for screaming around the kids?

2. What if a child shows up at school or at the doctor's office with unexplainable bruises?

3. Would you be able to question a charismatic person and know if they lock their children in a closet everyday, and starve them.

4.When would you feel that removal is the best idea over keeping the family together.

5. How would you deal with a child who claims a parent is sexually abusing them (and no proof) but the child seems very scared. (And the parent denies the accusation)

6. How would you define the best interest of the child?

7. What would your definitions and guild lines be to define abuse and neglect that warrant a government intervention.

8. How would you handle a claim from a parent about a caseworkers possible abuse of power.

9. What would be the penalties for false calls to the child abuse hotline.

10. Would you in force doctors and teachers to call in on child abuse without worry of possible retaliation.

11. What services would you provide families to prevent removal of children.

12. Would a child have to remain in the home suffering possible abuse until after a trial.

13. Should preponderance of evidence be removed even though molested children could not produce evidence.

14. Should the standard of evidence be decided on the type of abuse allegations

15. If parents and children fear their abuser and the only time they finally have the courage to expose it is during a divorce, should their concerns just be ignored.

16. Should parents be allowed to claim abuse without evidence to be granted full custody of the children.

17. Should parents be monitored in outdoor or public setting with their children and take parenting classes with their children before deciding on who should have custodial custody.
(And at that time shouldn't the child's opinion also matter)

18. Should cps be allowed to remove children because of possible future abuse from their parents actions or should cps be allowed to closely monitor parents if cps fears possible future abuse.

19. Should a mental disability be considered as a possible threat of harm if the parents and child show genuine love and bond.

20. If cps is concerned with abuse should they first get a court order allowing them to enter your home and take pictures before removing a child.

There are so many aspects to child protection. We've seen how cps works, and what doesn't work. So what changes would you make.

Just wondering!!!!