Reporter Relates First-hand View of Corruption and Child Kidnapping in Alabama Shelby County Court House

People in Alabama connected to the Prince family story that Health Impact News has been reporting on since the seizure of the new-born baby born to a 14 year-old alleged rape victim while still in the hospital, have reported to us that everyone they have met has now heard of this story. The stories we have published in regards to Alabama DHR's apparent attempt to destroy the Prince family have been read by hundreds of thousands of people, with the first story we published having well over 1 million views alone. Given the population of Alabama, it is safe to assume that the majority of the residents are familiar now with this story. When people walk into retail stores, stop to get gas, etc. - everyone is talking about this story and has heard about it. And yet, the local media is not reporting it. Many have written to us explaining that they are afraid to do so, such is the perceived reign of terror DHR holds over the population, with their seemingly unlimited power to seize children away from families without even having a court order or warrant. One person has visited the courthouse in Shelby County themselves to see if these types of allegations are true. Below is a record of what they saw. For obvious reasons, this person wants to remain anonymous.

Foster Boy Risks Retaliation: Speaks Out Regarding Abuse and State Kidnapping in Alabama

Trevar Hotaling is 18 years old and has allegedly been in the Alabama foster care system, under the control of Alabama DHR (Department of Human Resources) in Shelby County, for over two years. Trevar posted a video to his Facebook page on July 18th regarding abuses within Alabama DHR, and the video quickly gained hundreds of viewers. He recorded it at 2:40 a.m. because he has problems sleeping at night. He uploaded it to YouTube, and then did a second video. Trevar states that the reason he is making these videos is because there are many kids in Alabama DHR that "do not deserve to be taken from their families." Trevar admits that he is scared to speak out, like all foster kids, and that he will probably get into trouble for posting the videos. "It's worth it. Because if I don't speak up, who's going to speak up for these kids?" "So hopefully somebody will find these videos that can actually help us. Somebody who has the power to stand up for the kids, for the families, for the parents that can't say nothing or do nothing to change." "Just remember every kid is a check. Every kid is a ton of money (for the State)."

Alabama DHR and Due Process Concerns

Health Impact News referenced the article "Alabama DHR and Due Process Concerns" written by Shelby County Sheriff Deputy Lee Stockman on LinkedIn in our article: "Health Impact News Named in Alabama Lawsuit for Exposing State-sponsored Child Kidnapping." But the article disappeared shortly after that, so under the Fair Use rule we are reprinting it here.