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Bell County Texas Corruption

September 7, 2016 in corruption, Texas

Hi, my name is Travis. I’m a 40 year old father to a wonderful little girl, a small business owner and citizen of Bell County, Texas. As of now, we have paid $44,000 in legal fees out of our own pocket in our fight against Texas DFPS (specifically CPS in Bell County) and the corruption that is plaguing our community. We are preparing for a Federal civil rights lawsuit to address the constitutional atrocities which are occurring within our communities. In order to continue on, we need your help.

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Those who know me, know that I’m a man of principle. My fight is not about money, it’s about stopping these crooked state and county officials who are destroying families within our communities and instituting reform within the Department of Family & Protective Services. I would like to see the creation of an independent agency, which has the authority to investigate grievances against any party involved in child welfare cases.

Standing up for our constitutional rights is a difficult and expensive endeavor. Most of those who have the desire to fight injustice, lack the financial resources to do so. DFPS’s attorney, Dallas Cornish, is well aware of this and has used Bell County tax payer’s hard earned money to fund a coverup of the wrongful removal of a child, which she ordered, and had no authority to do so. Several other parties have assisted her in this coverup. They have violated our state & federal laws and our constitutional rights. These actions have resulted in fear in our communities and a public distrust of our legal system. I want to see them all brought to justice, and with your help, we can make a difference.

Our case is fairly solid. On March 10th, 2016, I was at a car dealership waiting to go into the financial office to sign the paperwork, when I received a call from a friend of mine who I had asked to watch my daughter after she got home from school. My daughter wasn’t on the bus. I had my friend search the neighborhood and go by my daughter’s friend’s houses. When she notified me that no one had seen her, I immediately left the dealership and called the police. When I arrived home, the police were there and they were actively searching for my daughter. I called the school, but was unable to reach anyone. I’ll never forget that feeling. I thought my child had been abducted. I’ve never felt pain like that in my life, and to this day, I still cry when I think about it.

Hours later, by chance, the school’s principal had come in after hours, and he notified the officer who was searching the school’s grounds that CPS had taken my daughter. Why CPS didn’t notify me, my daughter’s sole caretaker, is beyond me. The officer contacted CPS and later CPS contacted me. CPS removed my daughter without a court order, exigent circumstances or allegations of abuse or neglect. Why? Because someone speculated that I might be using drugs. CPS never investigated that allegation, nor did they ever give me the opportunity to prove my innocence. They just took my daughter. I do not use illegal substances, but even if I had been, a positive drug test is not sufficient justification for removal, absent of allegations of abuse or neglect.

All of this could have been avoided if the CPS investigator would have done her job, came by my home and asked me to take a mouth swab drug test. The investigator, Edwynna Phillips, testified under oath that she never attempted to call me and that she came by my home on two specific dates (Federal law requires them to make a reasonable effort to prevent the removal of a child before doing so), but had she actually done so, she would have realized that I have home surveillance cameras. Even though this was an irrefutable case of perjury, the Court chose to brush that fact under the rug. They’ve probably used this same tactic on hundreds of other parents, but this time they got caught red handed. It’s now time to get justice for all of these families.

After my daughter was removed, I paid for a drug test out of my own pocket, at the collection facility that is contracted with CPS. The 10 panel test came back negative. The results were ignored by the court. I took 3 additional random drug tests over the following 3 weeks for CPS, all of which came back negative, yet they still refused to let my daughter come home. I was actually thrown out of the court for asking for my daughter’s return. It has been 6 months now. Why haven’t they given my daughter back? Well, that would be an admission of guilt on their part and that opens them up to liability.

They chose to do damage control instead of taking responsibility for their actions. They publicly tarnished my character, falsified documents, tampered with witnesses, committed fraud upon the court and even committed perjury and we have overwhelming evidence of it all. There is much more that I have chosen not to mention, out of respect for your time, and so, I will conclude.

If CPS has hurt one of your friends or family members, or if you just want to make a difference in the lives of others, consider helping us stand up to these tyrants. The damage they have done to my little girl and I is irreparable, but we might be able to prevent this from happening to other families in the future. Help us send a clear message to CPS & the Family Courts that this type of conduct will no longer be permitted. Thanks for taking the time to read about our cause and may the peace of our Lord be with you.

Help Us Send a Clear Message to CPS & the Family Courts

MI: CPS out of control

June 20, 2016 in corruption, CPS, Michigan

I just can’t get over how authoritarian our government has gotten. I mean, we lived in a house with an outhouse. Gee, that would certainly be frowned upon by CPS today.

“They had been living in the tents for nine days when police arrived.”

Heck, we used to go to camping in Coldwater, MI for a month, every summer. My husband worked for General Electric and got per diem, so the kids and I spent our days by the lake while my poor husband when to work.  I know that’s not the same thing, but they could have hassled us. We would bring along the fridge and bbq grill, not to mention we camped with five tents.

“The government has tried to standardize what a home is and what a home must have, without consideration for if the children’s needs are being met or not,” Christopher and Antonia said in a joint statement. “This was not a case of neglect, but a case of the government telling us how we have to raise our children — that we must have running water, we must have electricity and we can’t stay in a tent for the summer. To the government it makes no difference if the children are happy and healthy. We need to conform to their idea of normal or they can take your children away.”

They added, “Taking children from families needs to be limited to clear cases of neglect and abuse. It should be every parent’s right to raise their children as they see fit, unless the government can prove that what the parent is doing is actually harming the child.”

So glad things turn out for them.  Read the entire story in OffTheGridNews.

Police Seize 6 Children Simply Because Family Was Camping – Article published: June 12, 2015 

 

 

Teach Your Kids

March 31, 2015 in CPS

Your kids are precious and always will be. So, you want to take care of them. You teach them what to do in case of a fire, a tornado or flood but have you taught your kids about CPS?

Since I was raised in and out of foster care, I taught my child never to trust CPS. Do your children know that the good people at Child Protective Services will try to guide your children into saying things they don’t mean. They are very manipulative in their interaction with children.

I know this first hand.  They wanted to charge my mother with neglect but they couldn’t without lying because I wouldn’t finger her.

Do your children know where to go?  What to say?  How to behave if questioned by CPS? These are things you need to discuss with your kids, just like you were planning for any other emergency.  If the kids know that you love them and are fighting for them, it will give them reason to hope and to fight.

Develop a family plan, practice it. Our son is now 18, but I don’t think a month went by that we didn’t discuss all kinds of emergencies and this was one, being kidnapped was another.  Practice your plan, make sure everyone knows what to do in case of emergency.  Everyone’s plan will be different.  Our son was told climb out his window if they came to the house and run as fast as he could to his grandfather’s house (4 miles away).

Kids are Kidjacked all the time.  Is your family ready?

 

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Redemption For A Mother

August 30, 2014 in CPS, family court, family rights, funding

My wife is my best friend. I’ve never know a women to handle persecution with such grace. I created this page in efforts to give my wife a fighting chance to be a part of her children’s lives.

Redemption For A Mother
4 years ago, while giving birth to our son, who weighed 12 lbs, Elijah apparently received fractures to the ribs due to the stress and strain of doing the delivery naturally.  While in NICU, due to being such a large baby, and possibly having meconium aspiration, the doctor and nurses approached us and informed us that he had some swelling and bruising.  But, that it would resolve itself.

We took their word for granted.  Over the next month, we reported to the hospital, and his pediatrician, on three seperate occasions, that Elijah had been showing signs of discomfort and grunting.  Every time, we were told that it was gas.  Again, we took their word for granted.

The Nightmare Begins

When Elijah was a month old, his older brother picked him up and tried taking him from his hammock to his baby seat and dropped Elijah on his knees. Elijah’s calf began to swell.  We took him to the E.R. where doctor’s noticed that he had a fracture on his tibia.  But, they also noticed some old, healed, fractures in his ribs.  They immediately began to interrogate us, and called CPS.  When we offered up suggestions that they were from when he was born, they shot us down and stepped up the pressure on us, hoping to get one of us to confess to child abuse.

My opinion, looking back on it, is that they became defensive because he was born in the same hospital in which we were visiting the E.R.  We felt helpless. Here we were, two concerned parents for their baby boy, and we were being treated like criminals.  The mood in the E.R. drastically changed.  We were found guilty in the hearts of the staff and it showed in how they dealt with us.

CPS was able to open a case against us under the cause from an “unknown perpetrator”.  They used a ton of legal jargon that convinced us that they had the power to take him and that we had no say.  It was the worst experience ever.  Our idea of freedom and the justice system was taken from us and our innocence would be changed forever.

Drug & Parenting Classes, Counseling

Over the next ten months, CPS had us taking every parenting class, counseling session, and drug class (even though we never tested positive for any drug use) that they could throw at us.  We were given psych evaluations and home visits.  Meanwhile, Elijah was placed with my father.  We could only see him when a CPS caseworker could meet us at his house.  I was now restricted from going to my own father’s house for the first time in 30 years.

After everything that CPS had us complete, including a clear and normal write up from counseling, the psychiatrist and drug counseling, CPS, on the last day of court, threatened to place Elijah with my father permanently, due to the fact that no one was ever found to have injured Elijah.  [Side fact: the doctor that delivered Elijah, was willing to speak up for us, as well as his pediatrician, that his injuries were caused at birth.]

We were so tired of going through the process with CPS, and felt like we did not have the support behind us, especially financially, to go up against the hospital and the overwhelming threats from CPS, that we sign permanent placement with my dad.  We had planned on going to court, in another district, and request Elijah back into our care.

CPS never accepted any of the findings during our service plan (the requirements like counseling, and classes) and they never introduced the testimony of the doctor into court.  They wanted a guilty parent so bad that they rejected the truth all the way, to the last day in court.  Don’t let me get started on the politics in court, and how the lawyers and judges are all friends and how that can affect how you are dealt with in court.  But, we were hoping that approaching our case in another court district would allow us to introduce evidence on our behalf and get our son back.

A year later, still crippled from the traumatic year with CPS, both emotionally and financially, the event that is causing me to create this Go Fund Me happened.  We had another son, Fallon.  CPS was out of our lives, we had our baby, and were working on getting Elijah home.

One afternoon, after being at the zoo all day enjoying a family outing, our oldest daughter jumped onto the bed and stepped on Fallon’s arm…panic set in.  I freaked out and fainted.  Our family was not the same anymore because of our experience with CPS.  Our family was never to be like other families where children will be children, things happen, and kids just get hurt sometimes.  This is the day that I will never be able to live down.  I still have a hard time, even as a believer in Christ and his mercy, being able to forgive myself.  I would give anything to go back and change this one thing.

I was so afraid of Fallon possibly being hurt that I did not say anything to my wife.  After a day, he had no bruising or swelling in his arm, so I convinced myself that this would just pass.  I felt so heavy inside that I told my wife the next day what had happened.  We had been getting onto the older kids the previous weeks because of jumping on the bed and couches.  They had been addicted to watching, “How To Train A Dragon”, and they loved jumping around like they were flying dragons.

So, we sat them down and talked to them about how they needed to be careful around their baby brother.

A family member, who does not care for me, for reasons I do not know, decided to call CPS on us.  And, this time, I admit, they had a reason.  We were charged with medical neglect for not reporting Fallon’s injury.  They were really swift in their actions this time.  It was only a week and they had the full extent of their powers laid on us and Fallon was removed from us.

I let my family down.  It does not matter that our interaction with CPS the first time put a bitter taste in my mouth for the whole “system”.  I allowed that experience to cloud my judgement and put my fears in front of my son’s health.  It was later ruled that Fallon’s arm was not a bad injury.  If I would have just taken him to get checked, our situation would have never happened.  We would have been well on our way to getting Elijah back home and making up on lost time together.  Instead, we were further separated, and now I put me and my wife in a situation where we were now convicted felons.

I sometimes think that I am the worst parent, husband, friend, and man that has ever existed.  But, God has been good.  He is a God of redemption.  He has used this situation to help us see just how much we really love our children.  We have come so far in seeing how much our character has changed for the better.  But, the past few years on probation have been tough financially.  They demand quite a bit from us each month that it is hard to maintain any kind of stability.

Since on probation, we have had two cars stolen from us, I have been injured at work twice, which required surgery, putting me out of work, and subsequently meant losing a stable job due to the loss of transportation.  We have had no consistency in payments at the probation office, but we have kept on fighting.

If you have made it this far into the description of this page, bless you.  I know it’s a lot to take in.  I’m really leaving out so much that has happened to us, but the point is this…

Alicia is eligible to get off probation in January.  This is great!  She can start working on getting the kids back.  I will still be on probation for another year, but Alicia has a chance to live normally in just a few months.  But, in order to get released, she has to have all probation and court fees paid 60 days prior to release.

We have one month to raise the funds or she could face going to prison for 2-3 years.  The system just wants the money and will let her off.  I’m pleading with you, humbly, as a man who put his wife in this situation, to help her.  I am the leader of the family, and one bad choice has sent my wife’s life into an uncontrollable spiral.  I already have to live with this decision for the rest of my life, but please, stand with my wife and help her from facing further punishment.

I wanted to note, that if we are able to raise more than we are asking for, the money will be used to retain a lawyer and approach the courts to get custody of our boys.

Thank you in advance.  I owe you all an endless debt of gratitude.

Dean

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Gunpoint Medicine

August 9, 2014 in Child Protective Services, Connecticut, corruption, DHS, family rights

If you don’t comply they’ll Take Your Child

by: Jenni Falconer

After having been involved in my own custody battle and losing some of my children to my ex-husband due to the fact that I’m disabled, I sought support for my grief. In doing so, I met other parents who had been through the nightmare of child custody loss.

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One married couple, David and Mandy, had lost custody temporarily and told me a tale so unbelievable I wouldn’t have believed it if I hadn’t had first-hand experience of state corruption. Their custody of their newly born baby son George was taken – including their right to make medical decisions – because they went against orthodox medical advice.

David and Mandy didn’t have a child until they reached their 40’s. Mandy had an aggressive type of arthritis that required immune modulating medication; because of this they had decided it was best not to have children. As the years ticked by and Mandy got closer to menopause, she inevitably changed her mind and they managed to conceive quickly after altering the medication.

They were free spirited people, who had previously lived in a narrow boat but bought a house on learning that Mandy was pregnant. They had specific ideas for how they wanted the birth to be and for how they wanted to raise their child. They wanted to experience natural childbirth, and because Mandy was afraid of hospitals due to previous negative experiences, they hired a midwife in the hope of having a home birth.

Home Birth Hostility

Child Protective Services Survival Manual for Parents

Unfortunately the birth didn’t go to plan and they had to be transferred to hospital for an assisted delivery. That is where their nightmare began. Staff at the hospital seemed to be contemptuous because they had planned a home birth and because they were older first time parents. Their attitude only got worse when Mandy refused a forceps delivery and told them if they wanted to use forceps she would have to be sedated first. Although they complied with the unusual request, they viewed her as an oppositional patient.

The Fallacy of Informed Consent

After the birth of a healthy 8 lbs. son, they informed staff they were refusing Hepatitis B vaccine for baby George because it was a sexually transmitted disease and they knew that Mandy didn’t have Hepatitis B. The couple had been married more than 20 years and were sexually faithful to each other and the only way that George could contract the disease as a newborn was by infection during childbirth. As his mother wasn’t infected, this was impossible.

They knew that all drugs have side-effects and decided the injection was unnecessary for George. Informed consent or refusal of medical interventions is supposed to be a cornerstone of modern medical practice, but in reality, over-reaching authorities class ‘medical neglect’ as ‘not following medical recommendations’. Hostile staff informed child protective services.

They were allowed to leave the hospital with their baby but on arrival home had CPS knocking their door down. Instead of being able to enjoy their new baby, they faced a lengthy interview about their unorthodox views and were accused of ‘not trusting’ medical professionals and putting their baby at risk by attempting a home birth, delaying forceps intervention and refusing a vaccination.

Social workers questioned whether Mandy’s arthritis would make her a suitable carer for baby George since David was at work during the day. They held an emergency meeting and court hearing and decided that George should be placed in the custody of the state until the parents ‘prove’ their suitability to be his parents. Tiny George – only a few days old – was taken by force from the arms of his distraught and begging mother.

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Big Brother is Watching You

They were only allowed to visit him in a DFS center where they would be monitored to see how they were looking after the baby (something reminiscent of George Orwell’s ‘1984’) and they had to be accompanied to all medical visits where the final say was with the state (although they didn’t force the vaccination that the parents had declined).

Eventually, when no neglect or abuse could be found and they had no ‘spurious’ reason to keep George from his parents, they were given physical custody with medical custody remaining with the state. Social workers visited their home daily and controlled most of what they did. They were prevented from using cloth diapers, as the social workers said this was ‘unhygienic’ and when Mandy made George home cooked food with a blender, she was told she had to feed him commercial baby food.

It took David and Mandy until their baby was nearly a year old to regain medical custody of him and far longer than that to repair their strained marriage.

Theirs is by no means the only case. Medical care is purported to be free to refuse, but if you say no to a proposed treatment, openly challenge a medical professional or make a choice that is a little ‘outside the box’ (for instance, home birth) you could be red flagged by social services or have your child taken away from you.

The Story of Justina Pelletier

Teenager Justina Pelletier was taken from her parents when two hospitals that were treating her, disagreed over her care. Justina, a former ice skater with Mitochondrial disease, was admitted to Boston Children’s Hospital, where a junior doctor who said that mitochondrial disease did not exist and that their daughter really had Somatoform Disorder, a mental health disorder caused by stress.

Doctors at the hospital said she’d been misdiagnosed and falsely medicated. When her parents objected and said they would seek a second opinion from another hospital, child welfare workers were called in and the family were prevented from leaving the hospital. Custody was given to the state and Justina was locked in a psychiatric ward for 16 months.

She later told journalists that medical staff there were ‘so mean and nasty’ to her, accusing her of faking her illness. She was only allowed one hour a week to visit her parents.

Since getting her back in the ensuing court battle, Justina’s parents say that ‘it was all a mad psychiatric experiment’ and accuse Boston Children’s of experimenting on their daughter without consent. Although Justina is now home, because she was denied treatment for her mitochondrial disease during her forced detainment, she is now unable to walk and is confined to a wheelchair – a tragic example of what can happen if the state get their hands on your child.

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http://kidjacked.com/

Mother who Questions Vax at Hospital has Newborn Taken Away, The Healthy Home Economist, accessed July 23, 2014, http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/mother-who-questions-vax-at-hospital-has-newborn-taken-away/

Child Neglect: A Guide for Prevention, Assessment and Intervention, Administration for Children and Families, accessed July 23, 2014, https://www.childwelfare.gov/pubs/usermanuals/neglect/chaptertwo.cfm

Mother Claims Police Took Her Baby After Having Home Birth, Neon Nettle, accessed July 23, 2014,
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