Guilty Until Proven innocent

Texas is not the only state that has problems with CPS. Illinois has trouble too, since they wrongly placed more than 3,000 people on that state’s list of child abusers. I wonder how many were really placed on that list-given the CPS penchant for lying, who knows how many people were victimized in this state?

“A review of state child abuse records by the newspaper found that more than 80,000 people were placed on the child abuse list — called the State Central Register — from Jan. 1, 2002, to Aug. 1, 2007. Of those, 11,473 people appealed, and 3,051, or 27 percent, won their appeals and had their names removed from the list or saw their cases tossed out due to lack of evidence.

Another 1,426 appeals were denied; 3,178 were abandoned or withdrawn by the accused; 3,289 cases were closed or dismissed through various administrative processes, and 529 appeals were pending.”

I think the fact that 3,000 cases were abandoned or withdrew form this process is very telling. A lot of people have to give up because they run out of money to defend themselves against this tyranny.

The Brunsteins did “win” their case against Illinois CPS, but at great cost:

“The oldest of the Brunsteins’ three foster children — an 11-year-old girl diagnosed as schizophrenic and bipolar — accused the couple of physically and emotionally abusing them.

Heineken said school officials, friends and neighbors “wholly refuted” the girl’s accusations. She also noted the Brunsteins repeatedly asked DCFS to resume supplying the same mental illness medication the girl received when living with other foster parents, but the agency refused.

Fighting DCFS cost the Brunsteins $20,000 to hire a lawyer. And the three girls they hoped to adopt — ages 2, 5 and 11 — were taken from them and never returned.

I don’t know if you can call this a win,” Nick Brunstein said. “Our savings are wiped out, and our caseworker who wanted to take our foster kids and hurt us did exactly that. No one at DCFS will be held accountable.”

Not much of a victory, is it?

I said it in the post below this one, and I will say it again-how many more people has this happened to that we don’t even know about?

I have a feeling this is the tip of the iceberg of CPS problems. How many more stories like this will come to light? The system is broken.

“A 2006 News-Democrat series “Lethal Lapses” reported that 53 children died while under DCFS’ care after flawed investigations by caseworkers who did not follow their own rules.”

According to CPSs’ own rules, shouldn’t all those caseworkers be ruled unfit to have children and/or work with them?

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Mrs. C
    May 18, 2008 @ 20:35:11

    I’d imagine most folks would be too scared to let their stories come out. If your children were taken you’d do almost anything to get them back, including lie and say how grateful you are to be learning so much in these parenting classes… !

    Did you see the story about the FLDS kids and how every case pretty well has a template including items like providing a safe environment? More telling was another item which pretty much said, roll over and do whatever the experts say or else.

    OK, I’m scared.

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  2. abrianna
    May 18, 2008 @ 20:53:02

    I did see that story, Mrs. C. I’m with you-I too am scared.

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  3. EARL
    May 27, 2008 @ 12:15:05

    CPS will in short time be destroyed. FLDS will start the the ball rolling ( A B_I_G one too )
    Check history on CATHOLICS , AND ALL OTHERS ” PROTESTANT” religions. When did they originate and separate to more than 300 Christan faiths we have now? How old was the Virgin Mary when she gave birth to Christ? How old was Joseph if he was a widower and a well established supporter with children? How did God get in the picture if He was/is the Father of Christ? Did He choose a 40 year old, or an 80 year old, a 16 year old or did He choose one of an age that can’t be doubted? One that is still a child? The young Virgin Mary.
    Look up the definition of Catholic, see if it doesn’t mean UNIVERSAL. The HOLY BIBLE was put together in 383 AD, around 1400-1500 AD it was again rewritten. MARTIN LUTHER came along and contested some thoughts of the church , HE TOLD HIS FOLLOWERS do not follow me, BUT STAY WITH THE CHURCH. Look at what we have NOW!
    TEXAS-CPS-BARBRA WALTHERS-HARVEY HILDERBRAN-BAPTIST-ETCs, all forcing the FLDS to change to the normal way of our living standards. WHO are they kidding. LOOK AT OUR DAILY NEWS ,we can’t solve our own problems- just keeps getting worst.
    FLDS built a small city-so to speak-on waste land in just 3-5 years and produce their own food supply etc. OUR people and teenagers can’t build anything compared to FLDS because WE are not raised by our PARENTS . OUR kids are taught to have the parents arrested for child abuse if the kids disagree with their MOTHER or FATHER.
    ALSO what is new about the kissing of a young lady or girl in a open event; NOTHING.

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