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California Coalition for Families and Children

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Racketeering Lawsuit Against Family Courts

Posted August 31, 2013 by themastermoor in MHRA

California Parents File Federal Racketeering Lawsuit against Family Court Judges; Charge Criminal Extortion, Bribery, Abuse of Office

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August 20, 2013 — San Diego, CA – In its continuing campaign to end the harassment, fraud, and abuse rampant in California State Family Courts, a parents’ rights group, the California Coalition for Families and Children, has filed a lawsuit today in federal court charging the San Diego County courts, social workers, divorce attorneys, and psychologists with federal criminal racketeering.

“The abuses of parents and children by Family Courts, social workers, and family law attorneys have harmed parents and children for far too long. We intend to end that abuse.” says CCFC President Colbern Stuart. “Family court is designed by its makers to be probably the most dangerous life event parents and children can endure. It enables and profits from every inhumane instinct known to man—greed, hate, resentment, fear—resulting in abundant cash flow for the divorce industry and a fallout of parent and children’s misery.”

“And behind the curtain of this machine of misery we’ve uncovered its cause—the multi-billion dollar divorce industry, populated by judges, attorneys, and a machinery of tax-dollar fed “judicial administrators,” social workers that George Orwell would marvel at.” “We’ve been delivering that message kindly for years now, yet the tide keeps rising on families in crisis. We’ve appealed to the county courts, state and local politicians, state judicial oversight bodies, United States Representatives, and just plain old human dignity, but the harassment and abuse of parents and children has only increased. A resort to federal court intervention in the widespread criminal collusion in state government was the next logical step.”

“It’s time to recognize Family Court for what it is—a corporate crime ring raiding parents and children of financial and psychological well-being, and devouring our children’s futures. And it’s not just divorce lawyers—its judges, “judicial administrators,” psychologists, cops and prosecutors—people we should be able to trust—in a modern day criminal cabal using county courtrooms and sheriff’s deputies as the machinery of organized crime.” Say Stuart. “Since state officials’ hands are too deep into the cookie jar to stop their own abuse, we’re seeking the assistance of federal oversight.”

CCFC has been active in past years uncovering fraud and abuse of families and children in state courts, including the consumer fraud case of Dr. Stephen Doyne, the most notable child custody elevator in San Diego. “They not only let Doyne run wild for years, they actively protected his abuse of parents and children. In my mind, the industry is a godless abomination” says Stuart. “One of our parents who challenged Doyne and lost was ordered—by the same court that employs Doyne—to pay Doyne’s attorneys fees—over $380,000—for calling out his undisputed fraud. It’s outrageous, and its going to stop.”

CCFC’s Complaint details both civil and criminal charges. “We’ve alleged over 34 specific federal crimes in the complaint, and we’re turning our evidence over to the F.B.I. and U.S. Attorney for further investigation.” Says Stuart.

The Complaint is available online through its facebook page at www.facebook.com/ccfconline details.

Quotes:

“The present-day suffering of so many parents and children has and is being wrought within a larger system characterized by a widespread institutional failure of—indeed contempt for—the rule of law.” “California legal institutions such as family courts and the legal community, professional institutions such as the state bar and psychology boards, and criminal justice institutions have in the recent decade gradually combined to cultivate a joint enterprise forum in which widespread “family practice” exceptions to the rule of law are not only tolerated, but increasingly encouraged. Professional behavior that would only a few years ago be recognized as unethical, illegal, or otherwise intolerable by American legal, psychological, law enforcement, or social work professionals has increasingly achieved acceptance—indeed applause—from institutional interests which benefit from a joint enterprise enforcing the unwritten law of “who you know is more important than what you know.” “In this lawless behavior’s most crass infestation, California Superior Court Family Division judges are regularly heard to announce, in open court, “I am the law” and proceed to act accordingly with impunity, indifference, and without shame.”

“The effect on parents and children seeking social support within this coalescing “family law” forum has not been as advertised by courts and professionals—a new healing—but instead a new affliction: an ‘imposed disability’ of de rigueur deprivation of fundamental rights in the name of ‘therapeutic jurisprudence’ funded by converting college funds into a bloated ministry of the bar leaving families and their children with mere crumbs of their own success.”

The case centers on the April 15, 2010 assault of CCFC’s President, Cole Stuart, at the San Diego County Bar Association meeting of family court judges and attorneys. Stuart was attending the meeting of family court judges and attorneys on behalf of CCFC. SDCBA recognized Stuart as the President of the Parents’ Rights group and ordered fifteen armed bar association security to tackle him, handcuff him, and throw him out.

According to Stuart, around ten CCFC parents and children attended the seminar to advance their reform efforts and send a message of “doctor, heal thyself.” The San Diego County Bar Association meeting of judges and attorneys chose a theme critical of their own clients: calling them “Litigants Behaving Badly.” CCFC chose a counter-theme: CCFC parents and children carried signs stating “JUDGES BEHAVING BADLY; if YOU don’t follow the law, why would WE?”

“Judge Judy may be entertaining daytime television for some, but that indignity has no place in our justice system—even in what they consider to be “low-brow” family court. Yet many family court judges regularly administer such obnoxious ‘renegade’ justice every day, in open defiance of the rule of law. ‘Sober as a judge’ these days has a whole new meaning.” Says Stuart—“I’ve been a successful lawyer for 18 years and seen both excellence and failure, but I’ve never been ashamed of my profession until the days I walked out of family court.” “I decided then that this lawless rolling train wreck of shame to my profession and harm to my community must stop. And for that inspiration, they sent me to jail.”

CCFC and Stuart are suing SDCBA and the dozen judges and lawyers who organized the seminar. “They were well aware of our intent to be present at the Seminar–and had fifteen Sheriff’s Deputies and a paddy wagon waiting to welcome us when we arrived. We had been in court to seek sanctions against them in the morning, then they assault me that very evening.

According to the CCFC Complaint: “Family Courts, including judges, blame “Litigants Behaving Badly” for harms enabled—indeed largely manufactured—by the Domestic Dispute Industry’s own longstanding predatory commercial practices. CCFC saw the “Litigants Behaving Badly” theme as part of the self-delusional propaganda engaged in by so many [divorce industry] members who, rather than recognizing the harm their industry enables and “healing themselves”, instead blame their own clients, who, quite true, do regularly abuse process, their loved ones, and even themselves—in perfect compliance with [divorce industry] instructions.”

The lawsuit alleges that divorce lawyers illegally conspire with judges to steal from parents as part of a racketeering criminal enterprise—and brings over 30 claims of federally-indictable crime. “Civil rights violations, fraud, and obstruction of justice are federal crimes—even for judges.”

The lawsuit seeks to hold judges and courts personally responsible for overseeing the crime committed by the attorneys and social workers in their courtroom. “Judges have a legal and ethical duty to ‘ensure rights’ under the judicial canons of conduct. It’s just not possible that intelligent lawyers like judges don’t understand exactly what goes on in their courtrooms, yet they allow it to continue. In CCFC’s opinion, this judicial collusion is far more serious crime than even the fraud of divorce attorneys themselves” says Stuart.

CCFC has filed a motion for a protective order preventing the San Diego Defendants from harassing them “Since they’ve known about CCFC and its reform toward the more humane family dispute resolution solutions we offer, they’ve treated us as enemies of the state. When we thought we’d be welcomed, or at least heard, we’ve instead become targets of prosecution and terrorist threats–They assaulted me, harassed our members including threatening “gun cock” and death threat late night phone calls, attacked our businesses, professional licenses, and threatened to jail and extort us with further crime. It’s outrageous that our own government allows this to happen, and we’re asking the federal court to protect our members as we pursue the civil and criminal charges against the courts.”

A complete set of filings and exhibits is available from CCFC’s Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/ccfconline

About: CCFC is a nonprofit organization of parents-both men and women-who have experienced marital dissolution proceeding in San Diego, Orange, or Los Angeles Counties, Our members are professionals or others who are highly motivated to improving governmental and justice system process addressing domestic relations, parentage, custody, and abuse.

CCFC seeks to promote the health and success of all families–parents and children equally and alike. We perceive that parents and children presently lack effective and independent advocates within government and the civil and criminal justice system, and as such their rights and interests are regularly compromised in favor of the institutionalized interests of others, including government, private attorneys and professional service providers, and the enormous domestic dispute industry. CCFC organizers, officers, and affiliates are professionals dedicated to improving social, governmental, and justice system processes concerning domestic relations, child rearing, parenting, constitutional law, child custody, and domestic violence. Many of CCFC’s members are mothers, fathers, and children who have withstood abundant hardship resulting from the current practices of what is generally described as the “Family Law Community.” These injuries and insults include fraudulent, inefficient, harmful, and even dangerous services; an institutionalized culture of indifference to “clearly-established” liberties; insults to the autonomy and dignity of parents and children; extortion, robbery, abuse, and more, delivered at the hands of eager operators within the divorce industry.

Click here to read the entire complaint: CCFC V SDCBA VERIFIED COMPLAINT AND COVER SHEET FOR FILING-signed-redacted 2

The Decriminalization of Violent Offenders

(Nataliia Karia~Photo Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office)

On November 18, 2016 Nataliia Karia of Minneapolis hung a 16-month-old boy enrolled in her daycare by a noose she made out of a pair of tights. She told a parent that was dropping off his child at the home that she had “done something bad,” and fled the scene. Karia ran over a man standing near his vehicle, then kept going and struck a bicyclist. The pedestrian was dragged a significant distance, police said, and suffered broken bones and scrapes. The bicyclist suffered a broken leg. A third person struck by Karia’s car, was driving toward downtown when her car was hit.  The 16-month-old survived after the parent dropping off his child took the noose off the child’s neck.

Nataliia Karia was charged with second-degree attempted murder, third-degree assault and two counts of criminal vehicular operation. She pleaded guilty to attempted murder in November 2016.

Judge Jay Quam

 

Karia was sentenced by Judge Jay M. Quam on July 16, 2018 in Hennepin County.

She received a 10-year probationary sentence, with credit for the 20 months in jail. She also must follow court-ordered mental health treatment and electronic home monitoring for at least two months. She will live with her adult son but cannot have unsupervised contact with her daughters or other minors. Karia’s three other children are ages 2, 7 and 10, and child protection proceedings continue over her fitness as a parent.

Excerpts from No prison time for Minneapolis day-care provider who tried to hang toddler

In deciding against prison time, Quam agreed with the assessment by doctors that Karia was “a low risk” to reoffend. He called her actions “the perfect storm of factors unlikely to ever be repeated.” He said Karia’s “was one of the hardest cases I’ve ever had. … There are no easy answers here.”

Prosecutor Christina Warren pushed for a term of nearly 13 years, raising doubts that Karia could be properly supervised outside of prison and receive the care she needs to restore her mental health.

Warren wrote in a court filing that “instead of being the person most able and willing to protect [the boy] from harm, she … left him hanging by a noose around his neck in her basement.”

The defense argued for no further incarceration. It pointed to several ways that Karia has already been punished including her lengthy jail time, loss of her child-care career, parental time with her son and daughters, and a monetary loss topping $100,000.

Karia’s young adult son from a previous marriage, Denys, wrote a letter to the court alleging that his father was abusive to Karia over many years since he met her and married her through a Ukrainian agency. He wrote that he would “menace” her with a gun and commit other acts of physical abuse.

Denys wrote that he made audio recordings of the abusive and sometimes violent encounters with his father. He turned over four of those recordings to the court on behalf of his mother.


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The U.S. Foster Care System: Modern Day Slavery and Child Trafficking

by Health Impact News/MedicalKidnap.com Staff

www.medicalkidnap.com

Foster Care: “Best Interest of the Child” or “Child Abuse”?

Theoretically, foster care provides a temporary loving, nurturing and safe home for children who are removed from their own families due to heinous neglect or abuse. This theory helps those involved in the system sleep good at night and feel like heroes.

Molly McGrath Tierney, the former Director of the Baltimore City Department of Social Services, gave one of the most insightful TEDx talks about the problems with the “Foster Care Industry” – an industry where children become a commodity that profits doctors, lawyers, judges, social workers, advocates, and other organizations, an industry that can only exist by taking other people’s children, an industry that damages the very children it purports to be helping. She goes on to explain the trauma inflicted on children by the foster care industry, saying:

… we’re digging a wound so deep, I don’t believe we have a way of measuring it. This dismantling of families – it has enormous consequences. Kids that grow up outside of families – they don’t master the things that can only be learned in that context, like who to trust, how to love, and how to take care of yourself, and that frankly does more damage than the abuse and neglect that brought the kid to my attention in the first place.

Currently there are over 415,000 children in foster care in the U.S. today, according to the 2014 Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS).

What if you accepted that foster care was not a decision made “in the best interest of the child” but rather a financial decision made in the best interest of the state? What if you realized that the majority (75%) of children being removed from their home and placed into foster care was not due to imminent danger of abuse, but rather due to poverty, and are now being abused by the foster care system?

What if you acknowledged that many of the foster homes these children are being placed into are worse than the one from which they are removed? What if you learned about some of the stories of children who were abused in foster care, children who suffered emotional trauma from being “kidnapped” from their home, forced to take psychotropic drugs for the resulting emotional traumas they endured, physically, emotionally and sexually abused, or even used in sex-trafficking rings?

What would you do with this information?

In the short video below, former foster child, Lydia Joyner, shares about her traumatic experience growing up in foster care. By the time she was 18 years old, Lydia had lived in 35 different homes, had 18 social workers, and her name was changed 4 times.

Poverty Creates a Commodity of Children

Seventy-five percent of children being removed from their homes is due to “neglect.” But are children really being neglected, or is it the “opinions” of social workers that these children were being deprived intentionally of necessities of “adequate” food, clothing, shelter, medical care, or supervision, when in fact, the family was just poor?

The National Coalition for Child Protection Reform (NCCPR), writes in Who is in “The System” – and Why

Out of every 100 children investigated as possible victims of abuse, three are ‘substantiated’ victims of all forms of physical abuse, from the most minor to the most severe, about two more are victims of sexual abuse. Many of the rest are false allegations or cases in which a family’s poverty has been confused with neglect. Source.

Regarding poverty as a reason for child placements, Mary Callahan, former foster parent and author of Memoirs of a Baby Stealer: Lessons I’ve Learned as a Foster Mother, said in a recent article, Poverty’s Link to Foster Care Removals? It’s in The Eyes Of The Workers:

I didn’t get it. I started asking the workers why they were removed over things so minor.

One worker said, ‘There’s a difference between them and us,’ as if that explained anything. Another said, ‘Don’t worry about it. Those parents are the dregs of humanity.’ As I started meeting the parents, I actually liked most of them. I didn’t find them to be the dregs of humanity.

The biggest difference I found between them and me was that they were poor. So, it seemed to me, the children were taken because of poverty. Source.

Orphan Trains, the Forerunner to Foster Care

Orphan Train Riders

Brace was an evangelical reformer who wished to remove the children of poor Catholics from crowded urban and family environments and place them in Anglo-Protestant farming families in small towns and rural areas. Brace and his peers considered Catholic parents unworthy almost by definition, but the philosophy of child rescue also emphasized nurture over nature.

Malleable and innocent children, if removed early enough from depraved parents, could escape the inferior culture inherent in their homes and communities and become upstanding citizens. Not surprisingly, an ideology that seemed benevolent and humanitarian to many Protestants earned Brace a reputation in Catholic communities as a child-stealer rather than a child-saver. Source.

Modern-day foster care got its origins from the “orphan trains” of the mid-1800’s, the concept of moving “poor children” into “more worthy” homes. One of the main differences between the recipients of orphan train children and foster care today is that now these “loving foster families” get paid to take in these “poor children” by way of federal tax dollars.

Between 1854 and 1929, as many as 250,000 children from New York and other Eastern cities were sent by train to towns in Midwestern and western states, as well as Canada and Mexico. Families interested in the orphans showed up to look them over when they were placed on display in local train stations, and placements were frequently made with little or no investigation or oversight.

Reformers like Brace were determined to salvage the civic potential of poor immigrant children by placing them in culturally ‘worthy’ families while simultaneously reducing urban poverty and crime and supplying some of the workers that western development required. Source.

Although the children were supposed to be “treated as family members,” many of these children ended up as indentured servants. Some families could even pre-order children with certain traits. (Watch short video below.)

You Tube Video: The Orphan Trains.

Studies Show Children are Worse Off in Foster Care

The evidence continues to shine the light on the grim outcomes of foster care.

In 2007 Joseph Doyle, an economics professor at MIT’s Sloan School of Management, published a study which tracked at least 15,000 kids from 1990 to 2002. It was the largest study of its kind at that time.

USA Today ran a story on the report – Study: Troubled homes better than foster care. Here are some excerpts:

Children whose families are investigated for abuse or neglect are likely to do better in life if they stay with their families than if they go into foster care, according to a pioneering study. Kids who stayed with their families were less likely to become juvenile delinquents or teen mothers and more likely to hold jobs as young adults.

Doyle’s study…. provides ‘the first viable, empirical evidence’ of the benefits of keeping kids with their families, says Gary Stangler, executive director of the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative, a foundation for foster teens. Stangler says it looked at kids over a longer period of time than had other studies. ‘It confirms what experience and observation tell us: kids who can remain in their homes do better than in foster care,’ says Stangler. Read the full study here.

USA Today highlights some of Doyle’s findings:

Children who stay in troubled families fare better than those put into foster care. Those who:

Were arrested at least once:
• Stayed with family: 14%
• Went to foster care: 44%

Became teen mothers:
• Stayed with family: 33%
• Went to foster care: 56%

Held a job at least 3 months:
• Stayed with family: 33%
• Went to foster care: 20%

Joseph Doyle did another study, one year later in 2008, comparing children left in troubled homes with foster care children to see which group was more likely to be arrested as adults. The study looked at 23,000 children, and it found that “children placed in foster care have arrest, conviction, and imprisonment rates as adults that are three times higher than those of children who remained at home.” Read the full study here.

Foster Care Prison stats infographic by Adrian Moore. Source. httpsinfogr.amcase_study___adj_100

In another article, National Coalition for Child Protection Reform (NCCPR) shares some case histories of children who were abused in child care, proclaiming:

But in the name of ‘child protection’ children have been beaten. In the name of ‘children’s rights’ children have been raped. And in the name of ‘erring on the side of the child,’ children have been murdered. These are the stories of some of those children.  Source.

The Truth About Foster Care

The short video below asks whether foster care is a form of neglect, saying, “When you think about foster homes, usually you think of them as nice places, families helping out children and providing them a safe and comforting home. However, that’s not always the case. More often than you think, children are being abused in these homes.”

YouTube video: Child Abuse in Foster Care. A video raising awareness to the abuse of children in foster homes.

Toxic Stress and Drugging Children for Profit

Toxic stress response can occur when a child experiences strong, frequent, and/or prolonged adversity—such as physical or emotional abuse, chronic neglect, caregiver substance abuse or mental illness, exposure to violence, and/or the accumulated burdens of family economic hardship—without adequate adult support. This kind of prolonged activation of the stress response systems can disrupt the development of brain architecture and other organ systems, and increase the risk for stress-related disease and cognitive impairment, well into the adult years. Source.

In the article, Family Preservation is Safer Than Foster Care, the National Coalition for Child Protection Reform (NCCPR), declares:

The failings of America’s child welfare system can be summed up by the very rationalization often used to justify the way it works today, an approach that can be boiled down to ‘take the child and run.’ You’ve probably heard it many times: Sure adults may suffer when their children are needlessly taken away, but, it is claimed, we have to ‘err on the side of the child.’ In fact, there probably is no phrase in the child welfare lexicon that has done more harm to children than ‘err on the side of the child.’

When a child is needlessly thrown into foster care, he loses not only mom and dad but often brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, grandparents, teachers, friends and classmates. For a young enough child it can be an experience akin to a kidnapping. Other children feel they must have done something terribly wrong and now they are being punished.

One major study of foster care ‘alumni’ found they had twice the rate of post-traumatic stress disorder of Gulf War veterans and only 20 percent could be said to be ‘doing well.’

How can throwing children into a system which churns out walking wounded four times out of five be ‘erring on the side of the child’? Source.

There is a financial benefit for the state to label children as “special needs” and “prescribe” them drugs. Katie Rucke reports in America’s Foster Care System: Test Lab for Big Pharma, Cash Cow for Caretakers?

Of the more than 400,000 children in the U.S. foster care system, it’s estimated that more than 50 percent are on some sort of psychiatric drug.

Money is part of the reason. Foster parents are paid more to take care of a child with mental health issues.

On average, a foster family earns about $17 a day for taking in a child who needs a basic level of care. But a child who is taking drugs such as antidepressants, antipsychotics, mood stabilizers, anxiety medications or anticonvulsant medications is worth around $1,000 a day.

And foster parents are not responsible for paying for the medicines, either, as they are covered by Social Security.

Many child and human rights advocates are concerned about the dramatic number of children who are classified as ‘special needs’ after entering the foster care system. One reason doctors, psychiatrists and therapists may not be speaking out against the unnecessary drugging of these children is because those who prescribe the drugs often benefit financially, receiving big payouts from pharmaceutical companies.  Source.

YouTube video: Psychiatry Drugs Foster Care Children – Montage. Montage of interviews with seven foster care alumni.

Nehemiah Flynt, a former foster parent, adds:

They have an agenda to medicate as many children as they can, to label them with mental health disorders, and to stop anyone who stands in their way – at any cost. Source.

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) offers a search engine to check the side effects of drugs available here.

And how many children in foster care are being used in drug trials and experimentation? Without parents in the way, the state has access to unlimited “guinea pigs” and with no accountability.

Gloria Wright, from Ablechild.org, comments:

As a grandparent and a member and officer of Ablechild, a 501(C) 3 organization, I wish to bring to your attention our cry for the protection of human rights of foster children across America!

Our organization frequently hears from parents across the nation who implore us for assistance in the matter of the clinical trial/experimental drugging of their children while in state custody and in foster care. These children have been placed on clinical trial drugs without a legal advocate responsible for safeguarding their health, or their life. As minors these children are unable to opt out of these tests/experiments, the parents have been denied their right to dissent and there obviously are no procedures in place to safeguard the rights of the children. Source.

See Also:

The Medical Kidnapping Business: Bilking Medicaid

Foster Care Abuse: Drugging Children Against Their Will

Does Prescribing Anti-psychotic Drugs to Infants, Toddlers and Young Children Meet the Definition of Reckless Endangerment?

Medical Kidnapping in the U.S. – Kidnapping Children for Drug Trials

Foster Care Children and Sexual Abuse, Sex Trafficking

In the report The Corrupt Business of Child Protective Services, the late Georgia Senator Nancy Schaefer argued:

The National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect in 1998 reported that six times as many children died in foster care than in the general public and that once removed to official ‘safety,’ these children are far more likely to suffer abuse, including sexual molestation than in the general population. Source.

In a 2013 USA Today article titled Protect foster children from sex trafficking, Conna Craig reports:

Recent sting operations revealed that more than half of the children being traded for sex come from foster care. The same children identified by our courts as most in need of protection from abuse and neglect are being bought and sold everywhere from truck stops and cheap motels to wealthy suburbs. They are being used, reused, and then discarded like trash.

What makes it all the more appalling is that, in the vast majority of cases, no one even looks for these children when they go missing from the system.

‘Research shows that most victims of child sex trafficking come straight from the foster care system. This is totally unacceptable,’ said Rep. Dave Reichert, R-Wash.

Reichert is absolutely correct. In order to keep the promise we, as a civilized society, have made to our most vulnerable children, we must mandate concrete, actionable steps. To begin with, let’s look at what we know: state governments admitted they could not locate 4,973 foster children at the end of fiscal year 2012. Almost unbelievably, this is one of the numbers (“Status=Runaway”) that states provide to secure federal funding.

These are real numbers, representing real children. Is anyone looking for them? Source.

Mariel Frankel, 15-year board member of Adopt-a-Family just released a film, Foster Shock, after witnessing Florida’s foster care failures as a Guardian Ad Litem. Frankel exposes how the system is more concerned with making a profit from abused and neglected children than caring for them.

Frankel says that the 2.9 billion dollar budget for child welfare in Florida is funneled into “local private, for-profit entities, whose executives often earn large salaries while warehousing children,” and yet the foster children “aren’t getting their basic needs met.” The story is told by several former foster children, now adults, who tell their stories of sexual abuse and neglect, and of not having enough to eat. Source.

Foster Care has Failed Children

The system is so corrupt and beyond reform, we need to abolish it.

I have witnessed such injustice and harm brought to these families that I am not sure if I even believe reform of the system is possible! The system cannot be trusted. It does not serve the people. It obliterates families and children simply because it has the power to do so. Children deserve better. Families deserve better. It’s time to pull back the curtain and set our children and families free. – the late Senator Nancy Schaefer. Source.

The National Coalition for Child Protection Reform, advocates of Family Preservation, wrote some suggestions for DOING CHILD WELFARE RIGHT: Successful alternatives to taking children from their families, from “doing nothing” in cases where an “investigated family is entirely innocent and perfectly capable of taking good care of their children without any ‘help’ from a child welfare agency,” to offering real “basic concrete help” like rent subsidies or daycare assistance for families who are struggling, keeping them together, rather than tearing them apart due to housing issues or lack of supervision. Source.

Brian Shilhavy, editor of Health Impact News/MedicalKidnap.com, firmly believes:

All federal funding for foster care and adoption should immediately be abolished. Let local law enforcement arrest and prosecute criminal parents the same as any other suspected criminal, rather than incarcerating the alleged victims by kidnapping them. Criminal parents are the ones who should be removed from homes, not innocent children.

Without the more than $20 billion in federal funding used for trafficking children, far fewer children will be taken from their homes. In cases where parents are removed with due process of law, the incentives in local communities would be to place the children with relatives, rather than the State. For the very few remaining children who have had their parents incarcerated and have no relatives, local communities can develop their own programs without federal funding, which would include adoption to parents who can afford to take care of children without the aid of federal funds.

It is time the American tax payer stops funding the U.S. child trafficking business, which is nothing more than a modern-day form of slavery.

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Child Predator Services Taken to Task in Minnesota

Group of Minnesota parents calls for shutdown of Child Protective Services

 – A group is calling for a federal court to shut down Child Protective Services after claiming the agency takes children away from parents without due process.

“Stop Child Protective Services from Legally Kidnapping Children” filed a motion Tuesday for a permanent injunction to immediately close CPS, calling the agency’s practices unconstitutional.

Dwight Mitchell, who created the group, is on a crusade to stop what he calls “legal kidnappings.” He says his son was taken unfairly from him for 22 months. Mitchell says these stories may be hard to believe, but they are not uncommon at all.

“Our phones have not stopped ringing and our email inboxes are overflowing,” said Mitchell. “Our association had 250 members we have now grown to 1,265 in less than 30 days.”

Ten-month-old Zayvion has been away from Amanda Weber, his mother, in foster care for just over a week. The ordeal started when Weber took her son to the hospital with a cough. The doctor deemed him stable and notes show the diagnosis was, in fact, a cough. However, the recommendation was that the patient should have stayed. Weber took him home.

“After waiting, I had asked to leave because I wanted to put my kids to bed and I had my three-year-old with me and I asked if there was anything else that had to be done,” said Weber. “They said ‘No, there was no other testing or anything that needed to be done.’”

In a couple of days, police were at her door and took Zayvion to the doctor.

“She checked him out, all his vitals were stable,” she said. “They already had a foster parent in the room, in the room to remove my son before they ever proved … before they ever proved there was an emergency situation.”

Mitchell says he believes it all comes down to money.

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Outraged Parents Ask Federal Court For Injunction to Shut Down Child Protection Services in Minnesota

Read the current full complaint, Stop Child Protection Services from Legally Kidnapping et al v. Dakota County Social Services et al, filed June 5, 2018, in United States District Court – District of Minnesota, by attorney Erick Kaardal on behalf of Dwight Mitchell, his children and Stop Child Protection Services from Legally Kidnapping
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Parents File Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit Against Minnesota Because CPS Kidnapped Their Children

Minnesota Parents Sue CPSDwight D. Mitchell (center at podium) is the lead plaintiff in a federal lawsuit of parents suing the State of Minnesota for kidnapping their children via Child Protection Services. Image courtesy kaaltv.com.

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Teacher who fed live puppy to turtle in front of pupils charged with animal cruelty

Robert Crosland faces jail and a fine if convicted over the incident in Idaho Peter Stubley

A US science teacher accused of feeding a sick puppy to a snapping turtle in front of his students has been charged with animal cruelty.

Robert Crosland faces up to six months in jail and a $5,000 (£3,740) fine if convicted of the misdemeanour over the incident at Preston Junior High School in Idaho.

The turtle was seized by the Idaho State Department of Agriculture after the incident on 7 March and has since been “humanely euthanised” because it is considered an invasive species.

When the initial story was first reported, Mr Crosland was described as “a bully who should not be allowed near impressionable young people” by the UK charity People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta).

A petition calling for the teacher to be sacked for his “sick and disturbing actions” has now attracted nearly 190,000 signatures.

Fewer than 3,800 people have signed a rival petition to “show our support for the man that taught us science in a new way and truly loves his job”.

Mr Crosland fed the puppy to the snapping turtle in front of a small number of students after classes finished and not during regular school activities, according to superintendent Marc Gee.

“We hope that any errors in judgement made by a teacher in this instance will not cause us to forget the years of care, effort, and passion the teacher has given to students in Preston School District,” Mr Gee added. (Really? Errors in judgment? The same old excuse for abuse is abundant in every part of our society!) The Link Between Sociopaths And Cruelty To Animals

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The Minimization of Domestic Violence and Child Abuse

Domestic violence and child abuse have been reframed as pathological (not criminal) and the professionals involved in the family court system are incentivized to treat the entire family and persuade everyone involved that abuse isn’t dangerous, it’s just a ‘dispute’.

‘Family Problems’ Aren’t Newsworthy

Does the lack of media coverage protect abusers?

February 17, 2017  By domesticshelters.org

'Family Problems' Aren't Newsworthy

Garland Waller, assistant professor in the College of Communication at Boston University, believes that the mainstream media should be doing a better job of covering domestic violence as well as child abuse and child sexual abuse.

In 2001, Waller produced an award-winning documentary, Small Justice: Little Justice in America’s Family Courts, focused on the flaws in the family court system that allowed men who beat their wives and sexually abused their children to be granted custody. These court decisions put both children and survivors in danger, since they force survivors to interact with their abusers when they drop off and pick up the children.

“I was getting so many letters from women from all over the country, I had a file called ‘Horror Stories.’ There were so many and they were awful. They were still in court, they were complicated, and they went on forever,” she says.

For a second documentary, Waller searched for a story with a positive outcome. She found it when she met Jennifer Collins at a custody conference. Jennifer was the adult daughter of Holly Collins, a domestic violence survivor whose ex-husband was granted custody of her two children. Medical evidence of domestic violence, including Holly’s broken nose and her son Zackary’s fractured skull, wasn’t enough to stop the custody decision.

Waller could see that as adults, the kids were okay. “I met them. They were normal and healthy and they laughed. They had nothing good to say about family court in America but they loved their mom. They said, ‘Mom saved us. Dad would have killed us’,” she says.

Waller’s film, No Way Out But One, premiered in 2012 and tells the Collins’ family’s story. In 1994 Holly fled with her children, ultimately reaching Amsterdam. She applied for asylum in the Netherlands and was approved. “The panel in the Netherlands found they needed to protect them. [Holly] would lose custody and be killed if she returned to the United States. So it was a happy ending, because she saved the kids,” Waller says.

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Child Abuse – Battered Woman, Holly Collins, Protects Her Children From Abuse (Jennifer Collins)

Published on Mar 24, 2008

Jennifer Collins and her brother were abused by their father and yet the Hennepin County Famiy Court (Minnesota) awarded him custody. Their mother, Holly Collins, fled with them to protect them from further abuse. They were granted asylum in Europe.

Jennifer Collins: Family Court Survivor, Courageous Kids Network

CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY

SAVAGE: FBI AGENT REFUSES TO INVESTIGATE TORTURED CHILDREN

Special Agent chose brutal abusers over 15-year-old girl in wheelchair

Savage: FBI Agent Refuses to Investigate Tortured Children

Marty Gottesfeld is an Obama-era political prisoner and Republican Senate candidate against incumbent Elizabeth Warren. You can donate to his legal defense fund at FreeMartyG.com or to his political campaign at VoteMartyG.com

With all of the recent attention on the apparent malfeasance in the upper echelons of the DOJ, I couldn’t help but feel that the media has been losing sight of the pervasive and systemic nature of the organization’s problems and of the bulk of the dirty iceberg lurking just beneath the surface of the Justice Department. As is becoming increasingly clear, more is required than a simple change in leadership at the top if we are to really address the situation and I was grateful to hear the part of President Trump’s State of the Union speech when he said that he plans to fire federal employees who undermine the public’s confidence in our government.

So, to highlight the deeper issues, I figured that I’d profile one of the crooked lower-level modern-day FBI field agents whom I know: Michael W. Tunick. In many ways, Tunick is a microcosm of the larger problems which permeate his agency.

Tunick attended the elite Duke University, known for its NCAA Division I basketball program as well as its strong academics. He was a member of the school’s lesser-known but still successful wrestling team, but he failed to stand out with his individual record of 33-47. He graduated, apparently without honors, in 2009. Then like many of his fellow agents, he began a lackluster career in the private sector before joining the FBI and being assigned to one of its top units – the Boston field office’s Cyber Crime Squad (CCS).

It wouldn’t be long until Tunick would have a chance at a big break: being one of the lead agents on a very high-profile case. However, as has become increasingly normal in the heavily politicized and patronized  FBI, in order to please his superiors, Agent Tunick would have to put politics over morality and ignore the plight of real victims to instead do the dirty work of powerful monied interests who had his department in their back pocket. And, indeed, those influential elites had found their man.

The case would center around a young girl named Justina, who had been enduring almost unfathomable torture at the hands of Harvard’s primary pediatric teaching facility, Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH).

To learn more about what happened, including how I fought for Justina’s life and human rights, please see this article by Michelle Malkinthis one by Rolling Stone or this one by Daily Wire. Or, you can watch this clip by Lee Camp or this one below from Infowars:

When Special Agent Tunick and his superiors learned about the above, they didn’t spend one moment doing anything to help Justina, who had already been detained against her will by BCH for over a year and crippled by its alleged malpractice and healthcare fraud. Instead, as the FBI testified in court, they immediately started investigating me for trying to save Justina’s life with a digital sit-in — an Internet and fundraising disruption — at the $2 billion Harvard hospital, which receives $300 million/year in federal funding. But that callousness only represents a fraction of the true monstrosity of Tunick and his fellow federal government agency.

Indeed, as detailed by Red Statethe New American and Daily Wire as well as by me at WNDInfowars and the Huffington Post, Tunick and his colleagues, including former chief cyber crime prosecutor and Harvard alum Adam Bookbinder, went to Magistrate Judge Marianne Bowler for a bogus search warrant for my home. The warrant is bogus for many reasons, not the least of which are the conflicts of interest on the part of the judge to whom they went to have it issued. It turns out that not only did Bowler work for BCH’s overseer, Harvard Medical School, but she is married to one of its professors and worse yet she was the director of a non-profit that raises money for Justina’s tormentors. Indeed, Bowler recused herself from at least one other Boston Children’s Hospital case while she was presiding over my docket — but not from mine.

Cases like this demonstrate that federal monsters like Tunick, Bookbinder and Bowler have little respect for the 4th Amendment, nor for its requirement that warrants be issued by neutral and detached judges.

Then, when Tunick and his bent Boston FBI cronies were actually searching my house and seizing my things, I told them all about how there are many thousands of institutionalized children in America suffering fates like these:

Tunick and his fellow agents didn’t bat an eye. Nor have they done anything with their badges to protect these kids since. Even when the DOJ was asked by the chair of the House Committee on Education and Labor to help these kids, it did nothing despite money and children crossing state lines. And that makes them monsters of the worst kind.

But Tunick and these other thugs still worked on defending their depravity. In the months that followed they went to my wife’s parents in California to try to intimidate them. Then, as covered by Daily WireShadowproof and Red State as well as by me at WND, my wife reported that they threatened to come after her for posting evidence of their corruption documented in the FBI’s own flagrantly unashamed sworn court testimony.

Indeed, the mob has nothing on these guys and I’m not the only person from Boston saying as much. Let’s hope President Trump uses his constitutional authority to do something about this. Justina and other kids deserve better.

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