Child Protection Services (CPS) across the United States is legally abducting children from parents through a profit motive, and placing them into the foster care system. The right to legal counsel, your Miranda rights, the right to a speedy jury trial, are American rights protected by our Constitution. But not in family court, where a single judge can decide whether or not you are a fit parent. CPS services "protecting" children today has become a $29.4 billion dollar industry. CPS has more power today than the police, sheriff, or FBI, as they can come into your home and remove your child without a search warrant or court order. Someone who doesn't like you, for any reason, can make a phone call and provide an anonymous "tip" with the result of you losing your children. Children are being taken away from parents today with no warrant and no jury trial for things such as: refusing vaccines, being overweight, being underweight, refusing to drink fluorinated water, eating organic food, and more.
When John Wrana was a young man, fit and strong and fighting in World War II with the U.S. Army Air Corps, did he ever think he'd end this way? Just a few weeks shy of his 96th birthday, in need of a walker to move about, cops coming through the door of his retirement home with a Taser and a shotgun. The old man, described by a family member as "wobbly" on his feet, had refused medical attention. The paramedics were called. They brought in the Park Forest police. First they tased him, but that didn't work. So they fired a shotgun, hitting him in the stomach with a bean-bag round. Wrana was struck with such force that he bled to death internally, according to the Cook County medical examiner. "The Japanese military couldn't get him at the age he was touchable, in a uniform in the war. It took 70 years later for the Park Forest police to do the job," Wrana's family attorney, Nicholas Grapsas, a former prosecutor, said in an interview with me Thursday.
Child Protection Services Investigated in California After International Child Abduction Uproar in Sacramento
The California State Assembly has voted to audit the reported abuse of power by the Child Protection Services after the highly publicized case of Anna and Alex Nikolayev, who had their baby removed from their home by force simply because they wanted to seek a second opinion regarding recommended heart surgery on their child. The case drew international attention since the father is a Russian national, and Russia accused the United States of violating the couple's human rights.
Maryanne Godboldo and Allison Folmar are extraordinary women. Their names may not elicit immediate recognition by the masses but it is because of their belief in the right of parents—not the state—to decide whether to medicate a child, that their struggle will protect thousands of children who otherwise would have become victims of deeply flawed State Child Protective Services policies.
A hearing that was scheduled for Monday morning in a Sacramento court room for the case of Child Protection Services (CPS) forcibly removing an infant from Russian parents was delayed past lunch after it was reported that two judges had already declined to preside over the case. The case has drawn international attention due to the fact that the Russian media is reporting that the couple are dual citizens of both Russia and the U.S. A judge finally ruled in favor of the parents Monday afternoon.
This couple did everything right in caring for their baby, seeking the medical treatment he needed. When one hospital was negligent in their patient care endangering their child, they removed him from that hospital and took him to a different hospital, where he was discharged by a physician and cleared to return home. But apparently the first hospital reported the family to CPS, and CPS came with police to the family's home, and allegedly removed the baby from the mother's arms after assaulting the husband to get his keys and enter the home, without a warrant.
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Maryanne Godboldo, a mother in Michigan, noticed that pills prescribed by her daughter’s doctor were making her condition worse, not better. So Mrs. Godboldo stopped giving them to her. That’s when the trouble began. When Child Protective Services (CPS) bureaucrats became aware that the girl was not receiving her prescribed medication, they decided the child should be taken away from her mother’s custody on grounds of medical neglect. - See more at: http://staging.medicalkidnap.com/2011/12/13/ron-paul-fighting-to-ban-mandatory-mental-health-screening/#sthash.pj6mgmi4.dpuf