Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Legally Kidnapped

Legally Kidnapped


Children taken from mom in pot raid inflame Butte County ballot debate

Posted: 30 May 2012 05:04 AM PDT


Children taken from mom in pot raid inflame Butte County ballot debate

One of California's more vociferous battles over marijuana was already simmering in the upper Central Valley when an audiotape of a howling, hysterical mother went viral.

"Oh, my God! My baby! My baby! My baby!" screamed Daisy Bram, 30, as Butte County child welfare officers took custody of her newborn infant and 18-month-old toddler during a Sept. 29 marijuana raid on her family's rural house outside Oroville.

Read more here: http://www.modbee.com/2012/05/30/2220334/children-taken-from-mom-in-pot.html#storylink=cpy




Mississippi fights the nation's worst teen pregnancy rate

Posted: 30 May 2012 04:43 AM PDT


Mississippi fights the nation's worst teen pregnancy rate


With her hair in a ponytail and her smile quick and wide, it's hard to tell high school junior Donyell Hollins has been pulling all-nighters for most of the semester to take care of her infant daughter.


Jury acquits couple in 'caged kids' trial

Posted: 29 May 2012 08:44 PM PDT

Jury acquits couple in 'caged kids' trial


After hearing they had been acquitted late Tuesday afternoon of unlawful imprisonment for keeping two autistic boys locked in a room, John Eckhart collapsed in his attorney's arms, while Alayna Higdon began weeping.


Key social workers struggling: groups

Posted: 29 May 2012 08:39 PM PDT

Key social workers struggling: groups


Social workers specializing in child protection are being seriously exploited, lawmakers and social groups said yesterday.

Social workers involved in protecting children from abuse face heavy workloads and long working hours and cannot protect themselves from danger, Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Legislator Alicia Wang (王育敏) said.


Dennis Rodman Child Support Case: Ex-NBA Star Sentenced To Community Service

Posted: 29 May 2012 08:03 PM PDT

Dennis Rodman Child Support Case: Ex-NBA Star Sentenced To Community Service

Former NBA star Dennis Rodman might soon find himself working with at-risk teens or cleaning up streets.


Sandusky in court meeting; accusers seek anonymity

Posted: 29 May 2012 07:53 PM PDT

Sandusky in court meeting; accusers seek anonymity


Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky attended a closed-door meeting with the judge in his child sexual abuse case Tuesday and four of his accusers made formal requests for anonymity, a day before what could be the final hearing before the start of trial.


Hynes Wants to Change Law to Make Rabbis Mandated Reporters

Posted: 29 May 2012 11:09 AM PDT

Hynes Wants to Change Law to Make Rabbis Mandated Reporters


The Brooklyn district attorney, Charles J. Hynes, said Wednesday that he would push for state legislation to add rabbis and other religious leaders to the list of professionals required to report allegations of sexual abuse to law enforcement authorities.


Children running away from care need a safety net

Posted: 29 May 2012 11:05 AM PDT

Children running away from care need a safety net


Children in care are three times more likely to run away than those living at home; many are being failed by the systems that are supposed to protect them


Rate of indigenous child sex abuse exaggerated, Jay Weatherill insists

Posted: 29 May 2012 08:54 AM PDT

Rate of indigenous child sex abuse exaggerated, Jay Weatherill insists


SOUTH Australian Premier Jay Weatherill has claimed the rate of child abuse in an Aboriginal community, as revealed by a senior federal government adviser, is "exaggerated".


Grandmother who fell carrying baby liable for head injuries after son-in-law sues

Posted: 29 May 2012 06:13 AM PDT

Grandmother who fell carrying baby liable for head injuries after son-in-law sues

A GRANDMOTHER sued by her own family after falling down stairs while carrying her baby granddaughter has been found legally liable for the girl's head injuries.


On the front lines of change in the risky world of DCF

Posted: 29 May 2012 05:06 AM PDT

On the front lines of change in the risky world of DCF

The call for help came from an emergency room nurse. Her patient, the mother of a young son, tried to commit suicide while the boy was home.