Thursday, April 26, 2012

Legally Kidnapped

Legally Kidnapped


Parental alienation rises to surface

Posted: 26 Apr 2012 05:03 AM PDT

Parental alienation rises to surface

With more than 43% of the Canadian population divorcing, it's likely you know someone who's gone through a messy split.


UK couple cleared of son’s murder calls for probe

Posted: 26 Apr 2012 04:52 AM PDT

UK couple cleared of son's murder calls for probe

A young British couple has been reunited with their infant daughter after a long legal battle that dragged on even after they were cleared of murdering their 4-month-old son.


CPS Worker Kept Job Despite State Investigation Into Foster Abuse

Posted: 26 Apr 2012 03:26 AM PDT

CPS Worker Kept Job Despite State Investigation Into Foster Abuse

Blancho Brumfield has been responsible for investigating and reporting child abuse in Sacramento County since 2004, but according to state documents, she's accused of abusing some of our most vulnerable children herself.


A true horror story: The abuse of teenage boys in a detention centre

Posted: 25 Apr 2012 03:32 PM PDT

A true horror story: The abuse of teenage boys in a detention centre

The prison service and police knew of his interest in young boys. So how did Neville Husband get away – for decades – with the horrific abuse of teenagers in his care?


Parents wire kids to prove teachers' verbal abuse

Posted: 25 Apr 2012 03:27 PM PDT

Parents wire kids to prove teachers' verbal abuse

Teachers hurled insults like "bastard," ''tard," ''damn dumb" and "a hippo in a ballerina suit." A bus driver threatened to slap one child, while a bus monitor told another, "Shut up, you little dog."

They were all special needs students, and their parents all learned about the verbal abuse the same way — by planting audio recorders on them before sending them off to school.


Mother Identified In Baby Stabbing Case At Social Services Building

Posted: 25 Apr 2012 12:23 PM PDT

Mother Identified In Baby Stabbing Case At Social Services Building

Police say a city woman stabbed her own daughter in front of a social worker at a  Department of Social Services office.


Past coverage: Montana's child-protection laws need changes, some say

Posted: 25 Apr 2012 12:12 PM PDT


Montana is now at a point where a series of high-profile child death and abuse cases have unleashed public fury in just about every direction.


OCCUPY CPS new flyers and posters

Posted: 25 Apr 2012 11:36 AM PDT

OCCUPY CPS new flyers and posters

Posters and flyers — each have a version with profanity and without.


Facebook postings about family court judge earn man four years in prison

Posted: 25 Apr 2012 11:27 AM PDT

Facebook postings about family court judge earn man four years in prison

While he still believes he has valid disagreements with the Family Court system, a 38-year-old Gaffney man accused of threatening the life of a Family Court judge through postings on the Facebook social media website admitted Tuesday that he crossed a line.


Former West Fargo couple face six-week nightmare getting back their son

Posted: 25 Apr 2012 11:14 AM PDT

Former West Fargo couple face six-week nightmare getting back their son

In June 2010, Kalvin Gruel's son Tommy, adopted at birth nine months earlier, had a seizure. It was the latest in a long line of medical issues for Tommy, who had struggled since birth with weak connective tissue and a skull too big for his body and growing all the time. But the hospital staff suspected his eye hemorrhages and brain bleeding were instead signs of a shaken baby, and contacted Clay County Social Services. A week and a half after the seizure, the agency claimed Tommy and his older sister Kaylee were living in a dangerous environment and took custody of both children.


A dangerous attack on school breakfast

Posted: 25 Apr 2012 09:08 AM PDT

A dangerous attack on school breakfast


Today, there are 474,000 New York City children whose families struggle to put enough food on the table . These kids are more likely to have health problems and are more likely to stumble in school. In-classroom breakfast is a practical way to ensure that as many kids as possible benefit from the most important meal of the day.


Parents accused of allowing pre-teens to access Facebook

Posted: 25 Apr 2012 08:47 AM PDT

Parents accused of allowing pre-teens to access Facebook

Parents have been accused by ministers of helping their children break strict Facebook rules banning youngsters under 13 setting up profiles.


Regulating the Abuse Industry

Posted: 25 Apr 2012 07:33 AM PDT

Regulating the Abuse Industry


It is rare thing indeed that I will advocate for legislative action on just about any matter, as I generally prefer that legislatures do as little work as possible. However, in cases where there are real problems that exist—often as a result of the legal structure itself—then I will join with other voices calling for needed reforms.  One area, I believe, where there is such needed reform is in dealing with the abuse industry in this country.


Child welfare officials visit Octomom's home

Posted: 25 Apr 2012 07:24 AM PDT


Child welfare officials visit Octomom's home

Police and child welfare officials have visited the Southern California home of Octomom Nadya Suleman after getting a complaint that her 14 children were living in squalor.







Woman Says She Got Pregnant By Social Worker; He Has Child

Posted: 25 Apr 2012 07:08 AM PDT


Woman Says She Got Pregnant By Social Worker; He Has Child

A social worker who was supposed to be helping a Milwaukee woman got her pregnant instead, the woman said. Now, she's fighting to get her daughter back.

The baby's father was assigned to investigate a child neglect complaint about the woman's other children.

The agency said the social worker broke rules by having sex with a client and but then placed the child with him after they removed the baby from her mother's home.









Survey: 1 in 3 Kids Hurt Playing Sports

Posted: 25 Apr 2012 07:01 AM PDT

Survey: 1 in 3 Kids Hurt Playing Sports

About 1 in 3 kids who plays sports will need medical attention due to injuries sustained on the field or court, such as concussions, broken bones, and dehydration, a new survey shows.

Note: CPS will still find a way to blame the parents.


Mother upset over child's pat down at Wichita airport

Posted: 25 Apr 2012 06:57 AM PDT



A pat down at Wichita's Mid-Continent Airport involving a 4-year-old girl is drawing worldwide attention after the mother says the TSA went too far in screening her daughter.


Sacramento child abuse investigator target of state foster-care probe

Posted: 25 Apr 2012 05:52 AM PDT

Sacramento child abuse investigator target of state foster-care probe


In 2007, the state Department of Social Services revoked the foster care license of a Vallejo woman whom the agency accused of locking children in her garage "for hours without food or water" and taunting one foster boy with the words "faggot" and "queer."


Foster parents of dead baby speak out

Posted: 25 Apr 2012 05:12 AM PDT

Foster parents of dead baby speak out

The 3-month old baby, buried in a shallow grave outside Eloy, was once in Child Protective custody.