Denver CPS

In Denver, CPS took a little boy from his home without telling the parents:

The ordeal began while Josh was playing outside one day before dinner in April. A neighbor knocked on the door to tell his dad that police had come to take Josh away.”

If the neighbor had not knocked on their door, the parents would not have known what happened to their son. The article is clear that the police did not knock on the door or do anything else to inform the parents what was happening.

The allegations came from their cousins who were in care due to abuse allegations in their family. One of the people the girls had accused was their grandfather, but those charges were dropped.

They waited two hours for the social worker to appear. During that time the father was not allowed to be near his son due to the abuse allegations.

When the worker arrived she did not tel them where their son was going, nor would she release the boy to his aunt.

The wife was pushed by workers to say that her husband molested their son. If she did, the workers told her Josh would go free. That’s despicable.

Nor did the workers follow their own law-a pattern I have pointed out before with Texas and Illinois. Now we can add Colorado to the list.

Though counties normally interview kids before yanking them from their homes, it took Arapahoe County a week after removing Josh for that interview to take place.”

The family is back together again, but not without consequences. Josh is still having nightmares and trouble falling asleep. I wonder if CPS is proud of that legacy?

The parents had left the U.S.S.R. precisely to avoid this kind of tyranny, only to see that it had followed them here.

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Mrs. C
    Jun 30, 2008 @ 17:01:23

    I hope they take their kids and flee. It occurs to me that we fought the Revolution for smaller misuses of power than this.

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  2. abrianna
    Jun 30, 2008 @ 21:14:36

    Where could they flee to?

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  3. Mrs. C
    Jul 01, 2008 @ 21:28:02

    I’m not sure there is anywhere safe. You’re right. Though I’ve heard from social workers here in Missouri that if parents who are watched just pack up and leave the state… and they don’t know where they went… they don’t spend a lot of time and resources trying to find them if they don’t think they’re a threat.

    Depressing thought… nowhere to flee.

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