We recently reported how Florida Governor Ron DeSantis threatened parents in his state who took their children to “family friendly drag shows" by stating that he would ask Child Protection Services (CPS) to investigate these parents for "child endangerment," although he has not issued similar threats against parents who choose to inject their children with deadly COVID-19 vaccines. Last week, Katie LaGrone with WPTV Channel 5 in West Palm Beach reported on a lawsuit with multiple families suing Gov. DeSantis and the State of Florida for medically kidnapping their children. This problem of state-sponsored child kidnapping and trafficking, is systemic in Florida, and NOT rare. “It’s happening all over Florida,” said attorney Octavia Brown of Community Law for Families and Children. She’s part of a team of attorneys who filed the complaint. When LaGrone suggested the lawsuit accused kidnapping by and within the system, Brown responded “what else do you call it? If there is someone who is connected to the system and they see a child that they want, they are going to get the child." Brown is also a former insider who worked as an attorney for DCF and other agencies representing Florida’s foster care system. She explained how some staff members who collaborate to deliberately keep a child from being placed with biological relatives can get away with it. “This system is so bogged down”, she said. “When they [system staff] come in with these false stories or they come in with false allegations of caregivers having backgrounds, the judge is not going to say ‘oh let me look into that home study or let me look into that criminal record,” she explained. Brown said young parents and poor families are most vulnerable to what they dub as “internal diversion” practices. “Because those families don’t have the money to fight the bogus allegations,” Brown said.
FDA Allows Pfizer and Moderna to Inject Babies and Toddlers with COVID-19 Vaccines as Florida is Only State that Refuses to Participate
As expected, the FDA rubber stamped Pfizer's and Moderna's request to start injecting babies and toddlers between the ages of 6 months and through 4 years old with toxic and deadly COVID-19 mRNA vaccines. The FDA is simply a branch of Big Pharma and this was just a formality, as the Biden Administration had already purchased 10 million doses for this age group weeks ago, and began distributing them to the states in preparation. What was unexpected, however, was that it was reported that Florida and the DeSantis Administration was the lone State to refuse to participate in this pre-purchase of 10 million doses from the Biden Administration. Was the DeSantis Administration taking this position for political purposes, having seen how Donald Trump infuriated his voter base by continuing to promote the dangerous COVID-19 shots? The Big Pharma drug pushers reacted in horror, with many doctors in Florida stating that they were not going to be able to order the vaccines if the State did not participate, and a Congressional Panel also took DeSantis to task. Some reports seem to indicate that Florida did reverse their decision, but apparently they simply clarified that doctors would be able to place orders through the federal system, but that the State Health Department would not be participating. So in the end, babies and toddlers in Florida can still be abused by their parents and doctors who choose to inject them with killer COVID-19 shots, but the DeSantis Administration will not endorse it. Even if this was simply a political decision, we applaud the Governor and his administration for taking this stance, one that no other Republican Governor has taken.
Why Florida’s Announcement to Be the First State to Stop Recommending COVID-19 Vaccines for Children is Meaningless and May Result in MORE Children Being Vaccinated
Florida's Surgeon General, Dr. Joseph Ladapo, announced today that Florida would become the first State in the U.S. to stop recommending the COVID-19 vaccine for children. That sounds like great news, but if we examine exactly what he said, and what he did not say, it will become sadly obvious that this is a meaningless political statement, and that rather than leading to fewer children getting the deadly COVID-19 shots, it may actually lead to even more parents deciding to give their children these shots.
Wolves in Sheep Clothing – Republican Governors are Pro-Bioweapon Injections Despite Opposing COVID-19 “Vaccine Passports”
Governors of the two largest Republican states in the U.S. have recently taken political action to restrict or prohibit "vaccine passports" as a means of discriminating against private citizens who choose not get one of the COVID-19 bioweapon shots. Does this mean that Greg Abbott and Ron DeSantis are against the bioweapon shots that have killed tens of thousands of people, and are now being injected into Children? Hardly. In fact, both these two governors, and ALL governors in the United States right now, regardless of political affiliation, are accomplices to mass murder. Unless I missed some news somewhere, once the FDA and CDC allowed emergency use authorization to start injecting these bioweapon COVID-19 shots into children, NONE of these Governors took action in their state to stop the mass injections of children with these bioweapon shots, even though they have the authority to do so. Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis recently signed into law SB 2006 which "Prohibits government, business & educational institutions from requiring proof of COVID vaccination." There are reports now circulating in the alternative media from those who have actually read the bill, and what they have discovered is that while the bill prohibits discrimination based on COVID-19 "vaccination" status, it allows law enforcement to forcibly vaccinate its citizens, as well as lock them away in quarantine at the direction of "State Health Officers."
USA Today Reports How Florida Takes Children Away from their Parents and Puts Them with Pedophiles in Foster Care
As we have reported many times over the years here at Health Impact News, the U.S. Foster Care System is the #1 pipeline to child sex trafficking. Numerous studies over the past several years have confirmed that children do far better when left in their homes, even troubled homes where parents may have drug issues and other problems, than when they are placed in foster care. Investigative reporters at USA Today have done an excellent job in showing just how corrupt the child welfare and foster care system is in Florida, documenting hundreds of cases where children were removed from their homes and then put into foster care settings where they were sexually abused. Several stories are highlighted in their report, including the case of longtime Florida foster father Rick Hazel, who they say repeatedly raped a child in his care, taking videos of the molestation and hiding a camera in the bathroom to watch her shower. More than 70 children allegedly passed through his home. When deputies arrested him in 2019, the Hazels were the longest-tenured foster parents in St. Augustine. More than 70 kids had passed through their home. In addition to the rape victim, the family members of two other foster children came forward with concerns of abuse or neglect. But following Hazel’s arrest, no one – not caseworkers, not child abuse investigators, not law enforcement – talked to all of the other children who had lived in the home to see if they had seen or suffered abuse. Those children were all adopted or moved on to new homes. Until contacted by reporters, the adults in their lives had no idea they had spent time with a man who ultimately was convicted of child sex abuse. Rick and Shirley Hazel were considered model foster parents. They took in children of all ages and races, including kids with autism, and adopted three of them. They were active at church and the foster parent association, meeting with biological parents on nights and weekends to make visits easier. “Wonderful human beings, blessed, doing God’s work,” one social worker commented in their file. “One of the very best places a child could be,” wrote another. As they gained a rapport with workers in the system, St. Johns County sent the Hazels more and more kids, even when their home reached – and surpassed – the state-mandated capacity of five total children. The stream of kids finally ended in 2019, when a 13-year-old told detectives that her foster-turned-adoptive father had “raped me like I was his wife.”
As year 2020 gets underway, we are seeing more and more mainstream media sources covering medical kidnapping stories, especially when Child Abuse Pediatricians are involved. One of the latest investigative reports comes from the Tampa ABC News I-Team Investigations. Katie LaGrone, reporting with ABC Action News, writes: "A Florida lawmaker believes the state’s medical experts on child abuse need more checks and balances after an I-team investigation revealed several pediatricians have made questionable calls against parents who appeared to have done everything right. 'Any position of authority that isn’t checked by something is concerning,' said Florida Democratic Representative Anna Eskamani of Orlando. Eskamani was responding to our investigation that found several cases where child abuse pediatricians, who were hired to be the state’s experts on abuse, wrongly accused Florida parents of child abuse."
USA Today reporter Daphne Chen has just published an article on Dr. Sally Smith, a pediatrician who is the head of the child protection team in Pinellas County, Florida. Published in the "Torn Apart" section of GateHouseNews.com, this article is reportedly the first in a series investigating Florida’s child welfare system. Chen refers to Dr. Sally Smith as: "the 61-year-old pediatrician [who] is one of the most powerful figures in the child welfare system along Florida’s Gulf Coast. As the head of the Pinellas County child protection team, Smith examines virtually every child funneled to All Children’s Hospital with suspicious injuries. Among prosecutors, her word is like gold." The USA Today Network reportedly investigated hundreds of Dr. Smith's cases, and: "found more than a dozen instances where charges were dropped, parents were acquitted or caregivers had credible claims of innocence yet suffered irredeemable damage to their lives and reputations." Reporter Daphne Chen discusses several cases that involved Dr. Smith, including: "Beata Kowalski, a 43-year-old mother of two, died by suicide in 2017 after Smith accused her of Munchausen syndrome by proxy — a rare disorder in which a parent fakes a child’s illness for sympathy or gain. Her family members are now suing Smith and All Children’s Hospital for what they said were trumped-up claims. John Stewart, a Marine Corps veteran, spent 300 days in jail on Smith’s allegation that he killed his girlfriend’s son by throwing him repeatedly against a soft surface. Prosecutors dropped the charges after a neuropathologist contradicted Smith’s findings, according to internal memos."
Young children torn from their parents, sleeping in a different bed every night. Families torn apart needlessly - and illegally -- over and over again. But this time it's not the U.S.-Mexico border. This time it's Florida. Who says it's illegal? A report commissioned by the state itself. Why is it happening? In part, because caseworkers are terrified of "media consequences" if they leave a child in her or his own home and something goes wrong.
Florida Mom Seeks 2nd Opinion on Dying Newborn After Car Accident – Loses Custody of All Three Children and Baby Dies in State Care
When an 8 month pregnant mother arrived at the hospital after a car accident, her baby was clearly in trouble. Doctors allegedly seemed to be more concerned about Johnna Furman's broken wrist than the emergency facing her unborn baby. Her baby needed to be born quickly, but the delay of a necessary c-section resulted in life threatening lack of oxygen to the baby in the womb. Baby Gabriel was born with brain damage and other serious medical conditions allegedly arising from this lack of oxygen. Throughout his first week and a half of life, doctors at the University of Florida Shands Hospital told Johnna that her baby would not survive. She refused to accept that answer. When she tried to transfer care of her baby to a local children's hospital for a second opinion, doctors from Shands Hospital reported her to Child Protective Services. While doctors blamed the mother, Johnna says that it was their medical malpractice that resulted in brain damage to her baby, ultimately leading to his death, and that the hospital is covering up what they did by blaming her. Child Protective Services seized her baby and her other 2 children 11 days after the car accident. Evidence that would have proven her innocence was not heard by the Florida judge, who is known for approving over 30,000 adoptions, and her parental rights were terminated less than a year later. She had another baby the following year, but Florida seized custody of that baby, too. In a video that Johnna recorded to talk about her case, she said: "My family's gone. I can never have another child. I don't understand how this is supposed to be the American dream, that justice doesn't matter. The truth doesn't matter."
Florida Dad Wrongfully Convicted for Shaking Baby and Served 20+ Years of a 70 Year Sentence Featured on CNN
On February 17, 2018, CNN aired a Special Report titled "Broken Bones, Shattered Lives" which featured the story of James Duncan, who was convicted of child abuse for shaking his son who was an infant at the time. He has served over 20 years of a 70 year conviction for a crime he claims never happened. A Florida appeals court has agreed to re-try the case. CNN's Jean Casarez interviewed James' ex-wife and two sons (now adults) for the report, and they all maintain that James is innocent. Jean Casarez also interviewed Dr. David Ayoub, a radiologist and expert on infantile rickets who stated: "It's a bad diagnosis." He said he believes Kody had infantile rickets, a disease of early life in which bones do not mineralize properly. Ayoub said it led Kody to develop metabolic bone disease, causing his bones to be very fragile. When Jean Casarez asked Dr. Ayoub how many parents he thought might be incarcerated today wrongfully on charges of Child Abuse for shaking their child, he replied "In the tens of thousands."