Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Legally Kidnapped

Legally Kidnapped


Foster parent charged with child abuse

Posted: 11 Apr 2012 04:18 AM PDT

Foster parent charged with child abuse

A former St. Charles County foster parent under scrutiny after an infant nearly died in her care in 2009 now faces criminal charges.


Attorney General accuses House committee of harassing, intimidating DCYF

Posted: 10 Apr 2012 10:14 PM PDT

Attorney General accuses House committee of harassing, intimidating DCYF

Note: And we accuse DCYF of harassing and intimidating parents and children.  So let them have a taste of their own medicine.

Attorney General Michael Delaney accused a House committee of having a "chilling effect" on the state's ability to protect its most vulnerable children by harassing officials with the Division for Children Youth & Families.



Sexualised children blamed on TV, computer games

Posted: 10 Apr 2012 09:40 PM PDT

Sexualised children blamed on TV, computer games

A growing number of highly sexualised Taranaki children are being referred to counsellors after displaying inappropriate sexual behaviours.

Note: Many in the anti-abuse mob get their info from the same sources.  


Mom says DCFS showed up at her door because of breastfeeding

Posted: 10 Apr 2012 09:30 PM PDT

Mom says DCFS showed up at her door because of breastfeeding

For weeks, doctors told Paula Loe she wasn't doing enough to feed her baby, despite her attempts to breastfeed and give her daughter formula.


Governor signs juvenile justice reform

Posted: 10 Apr 2012 08:57 PM PDT


Governor signs juvenile justice reform
Governor Tom Corbett took part in a signing of a new juvenile justice reform package designed to protect children within Pennsylvania's criminal court system.


CPS kids turned away from shelters because they're too full

Posted: 10 Apr 2012 08:40 PM PDT

CPS kids turned away from shelters because they're too full

When you hear the infectious giggles coming from the children in the Child Crisis Center's shelter playground, you'd never guess how they got there.


Man takes custody fight to the streets of Oshkosh

Posted: 10 Apr 2012 08:21 PM PDT


Man takes custody fight to the streets of Oshkosh
A Neenah man is taking his child custody battle to the streets of Oshkosh in hopes a judge will have a change of heart and rule against a custody plan that would allow his ex-wife to move to Florida with their three children.


Sperm Donor Doesn't Owe Child Support

Posted: 10 Apr 2012 07:52 PM PDT



An appeals court has sided with a North Texas man sued for child support after he donated his sperm to a friend.


Online outrage scares Manitoba mom away from child-support lawsuit

Posted: 10 Apr 2012 12:58 PM PDT

Online outrage scares Manitoba mom away from child-support lawsuit 

A young Manitoba woman at the heart of a class-action case against the provincial government is pulling out of the lawsuit, saying that an outpouring of negative online comments is too much to bear.


MELISSA ETHERIDGE'S EX WANTS MORE MONEY IN CUSTODY CASE

Posted: 10 Apr 2012 12:38 PM PDT

MELISSA ETHERIDGE'S EX WANTS MORE MONEY IN CUSTODY CASE

Singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge's ex is requesting a hike in the child custody payments, because she is struggling to survive on $23,000-a-month.


AG, O'Brien spar over child abuse officials

Posted: 10 Apr 2012 12:01 PM PDT

AG, O'Brien spar over child abuse officials

Attorney General Michael Delaney wants a House committee to back away from questioning New Hampshire workers in charge of investigating abuse and neglect allegations involving children.

Delaney wrote House Speaker William O'Brien on Monday raising concerns over questions the Redress of Grievance Committee sent to the Division for Children, Youth and Families, which investigates abuse and neglect allegations. Delaney said the questions reflect a committee bias against state workers who must investigate highly emotional situations.

O'Brien fired back that citizens have a right to petition the Legislature for help. He said Delaney was more interested in "playing politics than administering justice."

Note: I know why the Attorney General doesn't want them to speak to the Redress of Grievance Committee.  He supports Child Welfare Fraud in New Hampshire and he might just get caught with his hand in the cookie jar.

However, if you want to know what's really going on in New Hampshire, then you need to go and visit our beloved Unhappy Grammy over at the Grandparents Blog.  


SUSPECT FORMER FOSTER CHILD OF VICTIM

Posted: 10 Apr 2012 11:17 AM PDT

SUSPECT FORMER FOSTER CHILD OF VICTIM

The man accused of killing his former foster parent at a Beatty Avenue residence Friday was scheduled to appear in the Cambridge Municipal Court today for a felony bond hearing.


Katherine Heigl struggled to bond with her adopted daughter

Posted: 10 Apr 2012 06:48 AM PDT

Katherine Heigl struggled to bond with her adopted daughter

KATHERINE Heigl has admitted she thought she had failed as a mother when she failed to bond with her adopted daughter.


Idaho officials seek information on former Susanville man arrested on lewd conduct charges

Posted: 10 Apr 2012 06:34 AM PDT

Idaho officials seek information on former Susanville man arrested on lewd conduct charges

Ada County law enforcement officials want to find out if there are any victims in Lassen County after they arrested a Meridian, Idaho man who spent much of his life in Susanville on lewd conduct charges Wednesday, April 6.


Alleged rape victim detained, sparking outcry from advocates

Posted: 10 Apr 2012 06:28 AM PDT

Alleged rape victim detained, sparking outcry from advocates

Prosecutors have taken the unusual step of detaining an alleged teenage rape victim who has a history of running away, saying she is a key witness against a man prosecutors say is a career criminal and serial rapist.

Prosecutors detain Calif. girl, 17, to shore up rape case


Judge issues gag order

Posted: 10 Apr 2012 05:50 AM PDT




The judge in the Jerry Sandusky case has issued a gag order preventing the lawyers from sharing details of the case.


Aging Out Leaves Foster Kids With Few Options

Posted: 10 Apr 2012 05:45 AM PDT

Each year, hundreds of foster kids become adults and age out of Nebraska's system, leaving many without health care and housing. It's one issue lawmakers are trying to tackle in their mission to fix child welfare. KETV NewsWatch 7's Natalie Glucklich reports.


33 infant deaths at city care homes in eight years

Posted: 10 Apr 2012 05:32 AM PDT

33 infant deaths at city care homes in eight years As many as 33 infants died at the Kerala State Child Welfare Council (KSCWC) care homes in the city, since 2003. This was revealed by KSCWC itself, following an enquiry by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights subsequent to the accidental death of a baby girl a few days ago. But the council authorities have done nothing much to ensure proper child care.


Doctor gagged for doubting shaken baby syndrome

Posted: 10 Apr 2012 05:22 AM PDT

Doctor gagged for doubting shaken baby syndrome

Yet, according to researchers and lawyers contacted by New Scientist, there are serious doubts about the safety of many shaken baby convictions. This is despite the fact that the triad of symptoms has been taken as evidence of murder for 40 years.