"They Kidnapped Our Child": Why CPS Needs Transparency NowSubmitted by Victoria on Mon, 08/26/2013 - 20:32
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I believe CPS abuses is one of the most important issues we need to be aware of, especially for those with children or who ever plan on having children or knowing any children. The CPS system is completely corrupt and any good family can be falsely accused and have their children removed and even adopted out on the most trivial accusation of abuse by an anonymous caller to the abuse hotline.
Mandated reporters are another strategic part of the system that funnels kids into state care. Mandated reporters are threatened by state fines to report the most mundane 'suspicion' without evidence or strong indication of abuse. Abuse in now a broad concept that includes neglect and emotional abuse. Such abuse under the law can include showing favoritism to one child over the other, having clothes on that are too small or for the wrong season, or verbally arguing with your spouse in front of your child. When the parent or child is questioned or your children are seized, There is no miranda rights, no jury , no attorney, no ability to face your accuser, no account of the allegations alleged, and no ability to counter the claims for most parents facing this outrageous process. People have more chance for justice and a judicious process in traffic court than what they will find in the courts where these cases take place. Many parents are bullied by CPS into signing case plans which may eventually terminate their parental rights to their children if the don't complete the demands of CPS which are often vague or impossible to comply with. It doesn't help that once a parent is branded with the ugly accusation of abuse they have a difficult time garnering sympathy, understanding, and support from others who might otherwise help them contest the allegations.
To me, CPS agencies are the thin edge of the wedge for government to gain a foothold into a parent's life and to dominate families and individuals into compliance. No one wants their kids held hostage and possibly taken into foster care or adopted out. Can you imagine having your kids taken under false pretexts and then convinced over time while in state custody that you abused them, maybe eventually forgetting you even existed or hating you by the time they are 18 and you may once again reunite? There are untold numbers of families facing this crisis. In the past it was mostly the underclass that was targeted but this has begun to seep into the middle class where some people have the resources and education to fight back.
There is a growing movement of families who are connected via the internet and are learning how to represent themselves to sue CPS. Unfortunately that is mostly the only option for parents because there are so few attorneys who have the interests or ability to challenge CPS and state laws. One attorney in CA, the one who handled Deanna Hardwick Fogarty who was featured in the Reason video has been at the forefront of these 4th and 14th amendment cases that are prevailing against CA counties, CPS, and the CPS, Police, and mandated reporters who are acting under color of law believing they have full immunity from prosecution. Let me just say that this is a very big deal and that I believe we are just now only seeing the tip of the iceberg in terms of the corruption and the legal aftermath that will come of this.
Update: I found this excellent Youtube opinion segment with a great explaination about why you shouldn't deal with CPS without a warrant and who and what CPS is...