Healthy 17 Year Old Dies Shortly After South Dakota Takes Custody Away from Mother

A 17 year old boy is dead, and his mother wants answers. The answers that Dawn Van Ballegooyen has been given by the state of South Dakota don't make sense to her, and her mother's intuition tells her that somebody is covering up what really happened to her son, Brady Alan Folkens, while he was in state custody. Most of the stories that we cover at Medical Kidnap have to do with children who were taken by the state via Child Protective Services, but there are other avenues for the state to acquire custody of minors, especially teenagers. As this heartbreaking story shows, the results can be just as devastating, no matter which government agency decides that it can do a better job of raising a child than the parents. Just as with CPS cases, Dawn was not given a choice in her son being taken from her. After failing a drug urine test at school, and being accused of belonging to a gang simply because he wore his hat backwards at school, a healthy 17 year old Brady Folkens was sent away to an "Academy Boot Camp" far away from his home where he could only talk to his mother 10 minutes a week on the phone. Two months later, as his mother made a Christmas trip to visit him, she found him dead in the hospital.

Federal Court Rules Against South Dakota for Taking Children Away from Native Americans

We have previously reported how the Department of Social Services makes up 53% of the entire budget for the state of South Dakota every year, mainly by removing children from Native American homes, and usually placing them in white people's homes. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) announced this week that a federal court has ordered South Dakota officials to stop violating the rights of Indian parents and tribes in state child custody proceedings.

South Dakota Foster Care Scandal: Lakota Children Sexual Abuse Case Covered up by Attorney General

We have previously reported about what some in South Dakota are calling a "Shocking Genocide Against Native Americans by Abducting Their Children." Attorney Daniel Sheehan of the Lakota People's Law Project explains how the Department of Social Services in South Dakota makes up 53% of the entire state budget every year by removing Lakota Native Americans from their families and placing them into the foster care system. One of the most horrifying stories to come out of South Dakota regarding alleged abuse of Lakota children in foster care is The Mette Rape Scandal, where 6’9” 310 pound Richard Mette allegedly raped & tortured his adopted Lakota Indian daughters for years at the home he shared with his wife Wendy Mette in the town of Aberdeen, South Dakota. Investigative reporter Lee Stranahan, who has written for two of the biggest political sites in America: The Huffington Post and Breitbart News, spent several months in South Dakota in 2014 investigating this story, and has started a new series of audio broadcasts at He kicked it off with a press conference in Washington D.C. this week, where former South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation agent Mark Black spoke, alleging that South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley was involved in a scheme to falsely accuse innocent people in an attempt to cover-up the crimes committed in the Mette Lakota Children Rape Scandal.

South Dakota Commits Shocking Genocide Against Native Americans by Abducting Their Children

Genocide is not too strong a term for what is now happening in South Dakota. The huge, shocking violation of legal and human rights being carried out by the state is tantamount to genocide against the Native American nations, the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota Sioux, residing within its borders. It is the abduction and kidnapping by state officials, under the cover of law, of American Indian children. South Dakota is committing blatant and flagrant genocide against the Sioux people by transferring Indian children to white homes, and also amid allegations of sexual abuse and drugging of Native children in DSS foster care. This is a most serious case of ethnic cleansing.

Medical Kidnap Case in South Dakota Featured in Local Media

Reporter Bridget Bennett and KSFY in Sioux Falls, South Dakota reported on the Medical Kidnap case of Molly and Michael first reported at Health Impact News' website Molly and Michael will be spending Christmas without their three children, simply because they brought their 2-month old son to the emergency room after they discovered an injury to his tongue after picking him up from daycare. The doctor reported them to CPS, and they lost custody of all three of their children, even though there was no evidence of abuse. The police reportedly removed the children from the home without a warrant, allegedly stating that they "didn't need one."

Parents Find Injury to Baby After Daycare, Doctor Visit Results in CPS Removing all 3 Children

A South Dakota couple still can't figure it out. All they know is their three children, all under 3 years old, have been taken away for reasons they cannot fully explain because it makes no sense to them. They also have no idea how to get their children back from Child Protective Services (CPS). They did what any other parent would do, and for that, Molly Bowling and Michael Becker report they had their children taken away from them.