On Wednesday, August 17, Portland Judge Nan G. Waller
ordered Emily Lake to be sent to Michigan citing the uniform commercial
code (UCC) which proves, does it not, that Emily is an item for income?
Someone pointed out UCC refers rather to the uniform child protection act,
but I'm not sure of that yet. Anyway, the point is, Emily was ordered sent
back to Michigan. However, I just spoke with Roger Weidner who says Judge
Waller has not yet signed the order, and that Lynnae Lake stayed down in
Salem last night to keep fighting for her daughter through the Oregon Supreme
In spite of irrefutable evidence of fraud, collusion and outright
lies, Portland Judge Nan Waller, without ever hearing from Emily Lake, ordered
her to be turned over to Michigan authorities.
Emily's mother, Lynnae Lake <email@example.com>,
had a visit with Emily on Monday, and stated, for the record, that her daughter
told her she had been asked to withhold information about the CPS strategy
from her mother, that she had been offered various gifts for her cooperation.
In spite of this, Emily told her mother that she had been crying for her
and asked when she could come home to her mother.
Emily told her mother during the Monday visit that her eyes
were hurting her, but that DHS refused to take her to the hospital or to
see a doctor.
Emily's so-called attorney Lynn Haxton declined to speak on
Emily's behalf, and since Emily was not there, I asked Judge Waller if I
could read a letter from Emily. "I object" was the only thing
I heard Paxton say during the hearing. She objected to anyone communicating
anything from Emily to the court. Why? Because she is involved in criminal
racketeering, fraud and child exploitation.
One of the court watchers present today agreed to be the principal
plaintiff in a lawsuit against Ms. Paxton for failure to represent Emily
Lake, and for violating her right to safety and to a permanent home, with
the mother she has lived with since birth, except for the period when Emily
was 4 years old and she had been snatched and put in foster care by Michigan
CPS--which is the reason Emily and her mom left Michigan in the first place.
"Dear Susan, My name is MJ (Emily apparently became aware
of the underground nature of her existence here in Oregon and made up a
name for herself, as her mother had done). I am a child between the age
of 7 and 10. CPS is chasing us. We had to leave our home. I heard you are
trying to stop CPS. Please help us too by telling people we want to go home.
I want this to end. Love, MJ" This was the letter I received from Emily
back in February when I started getting to know her and her mom, whom I
knew as "Anne". The letter, as well as some of Emily's artwork,
were left with Judge Waller to go into Emily Lake's Oregon file.
Lisa Kaufman, Ms. Lake's court-appointed attorney, did a pretty
good job arguing her case, and fighting to have Emily released. She pointed
out the community Emily had developed around her since moving to Oregon,
as evidenced by the number of Emily's supporters present in the courtroom.
She cited various statutes pointing to the court's obligation to look at
Emily's current situation and needs, and that the Michigan petition was
not valid, since at the time it was served in Oregon, it was outdated.
In spite of all this, and overwhelming evidence, that no one
in charge of Emily's custody here, neither the attorney general (or district
attorney) Springer, nor Emily's caseworker, JD Devros, nor the girl's own
attorney, Lynn Haxton, have done anything to protect this child from abuse
by Portland Police or medical neglect, in failing to have Emily seen by
a doctor since she has been complaining about the pepper mace sprayed in
Lynnae Lake left the Portland Juvenile Courthouse today for
the federal building to try to get an injunction on Emily's extradition
back to Michigan.
August 17, 2005
I wanted you to know that [my daughter} and I came to try to say
goodbye to you tonight. You were a bright light in my life while you were
in Portland. I will never forget our trip to Mt. Hood, the Oregon Coast
and the hike up to Multnomah Falls, and the evening I did all those different
hairdos on you. I think I have photos of that somewhere.
I have your paintings, which are so precious to me. Thank
you for leaving them with me.
Emily, if you don't want me to have photos or paintings by
you on my MotherInterrupted Web site, just tell me, and I will take them
down. I want to hear that from you though, because many times I have received
emails from CPS workers claiming to be "child x" wanting me to
take down their Web page, then later I find out that the kid did not even
know about the Web site until the state worker coerced them into agreeing
to cooperate with scolding me about exposing their story. I am telling you
this because you are old enough and smart enough to figure out what CPS
is really all about, right?
I put this Web site up to let the world know what CPS is doing
to all you kids, but your privacy is very important, so just let me know.
I would need to hear directly from you before I take anything down, ok?
So many people are talking about you and your mom. I just
got off the phone with Roger Brown, a renowned sociologist who has taken
great interest in your case. He has proof that CPS is hurting kids like
you by taking them from their parents.
You will be so proud of your mother someday. I wish you could
have heard her today, and last Monday, taking on DHS, CPS, the district
attorney and even the judge, in her fight to get them to let go of you.
Your mother is still working on paperwork, right now. She is down in Salem,
filing motions with the Oregon Supreme Court to try to get you back. She
reminded me of a mama lion--and a very smart lion--going after a predator.
Alas, CPS is a very powerful institution, and it will take
a good hard fight to get them to lay off the kids. My dream is to free the
children someday of CPS.
I tried to leave a special teddy bear from Oregon for you
to take back to Michigan, and one of your paintings I thought you might
want to take with you as a souvenir of your time here in Portland. Of course,
your captors would have nothing to do with me and ordered me to leave the
building immediately. They don't like me because I am telling the truth
about what they are doing to kids and families.
Emily, I will miss you, little angel. Send me an email sometime.
Your friend forever,
Emily in Oregon, February 2005, with "Sgt Pepper".
See how "endangered" she was while in the custody
of her mother in Oregon?
Emily is an artist. When she came to our house, Emily loved
to use my water colors. I eventually gave her some water colors of her own.
Here is my favorite painting by Emily.
One of my other favorites is the "pear people" painting,
which is hanging across from my own giant pear painting, which I painted
myself with a friend a couple years ago.
In February of 2005, Emily Lake and her mother "Anne"
moved to Oregon to avoid being destroyed by Michigan CPS. I did not know
the full details of their story until they were apprehended last Wednesday,
August 10, 2005.
Monday, August 15, 2005: Emily finally gets a visit with her
mom. Details of the visit are being kept confidential for now, so as not
to compromise Emily and her mother's case.
Monday, August 15, 2005: Lynae Lake challenges Michigan jurisdiction
and makes a record of abuses against her and her daughter in Portland, Oregon
Today, at 1 p.m., after much confusion about whether or not
there was going to be a hearing, Judge Nan Waller was put on speaker phone
in Multnomah County Juvenile Court. Lynae Lake, aka Anne White, gave the
most outstanding courtroom performance I have witnessed to date. I hope
to put a full transcript of the hearing on my Web site.
Laying out the fraud behind the Michigan petition to take
9 year old Emily, and the pattern of retaliation against her for being an
outspoken advocate for children's rights in Michigan, Lynae Lake convinced
those present that she is a loving, protective mother, and that she and
her daughter were brutalized, on groundless charges and a groundless pick-up
order for Emily, by Portland Police on August 10, 2005.
"You are violating my right to due process and you're
violating my daughter's rights. Where is Emily? Why is she not here to speak
95 year old Frances Weidner, mother of former prosecutor Roger
Weidner, who had to be in Bend today and missed Emily's hearing, spoke on
behalf of Emily. "Where's my Emily, where's my princess?" Mrs.
Weidner has been asking since Emily was violently kidnapped last Wednesday
from the Weidner residence by Portland Police Sgt Charlie Brown. When she
got up to the speaker phone, Mrs. Weidner addressed Judge Waller and all
of us in the courtroom: "I told Emily, you're going to be the Rose
Festival Princess someday if you stay in Portland".
When Emily's mom pointed out that, until last Wednesday, Emily,
who has been a resident of Oregon for over 6 months now, was leading a happy
healthy life here in Portland and that she has many friends here, those
of us there supporting the family spontaneously broke out in applause and
cheers for Emily. We were clearly in contempt of court, though Judge Waller
did nothing but listen. The court clerk, however, a nasty-tempered bureaucrat,
apparently felt it necessary at that point to bring the guards in.
When it became clear that Judge Waller had apparently already
made a decision about Emily prior to the hearing, Lynae protested: "this
is just a play isn't it? The script has already been written. This no hearing".
Judge Waller hesitated, then asked to have one of the attorneys look at
the pick-up order for Emily. She asked for the expiration date, which stated
"June 2005". So, the only documentation that anyone had justifying
anything that had happened to Emily and her mom since August 10, was expired.
Judge Waller set another hearing, for this Wednesday, August
17, at 11:00 a.m. to find out whether or not Michigan can renew their petition
(which was based on fraud in the first place, as Lynae has already shown).
Only Emily's testimony can corroborate what the mother is saying.
For anyone reading this, please urge Judge Waller (Nan.G.Waller@state.or.us)
to bring Emily into court Wednesday to speak on her own behalf.
When I questioned Emily's attorney, Haxton, about this, she
refused to answer any questions, and quickly stole out of the courtroom.
Dave Nyhoff is making calls to Michigan authorities to urge
them not to renew any pick up order on this child
Before leaving the courtroom, Lynae Lake insisted Judge Waller
set up a visit for her and her daughter. The visit was to take place this
afternoon in Portland. This was a relief as some had been told Emily might
have already been sent back to Michigan.
Please attend Emily's next hearing this Wednesday:
Emily Joy Lake Hearing
August 17, 11 a.m.
1401 NE 68th
August 15: Calls from Portland Police Complaint Department
I received several calls today from Officer Hess regarding
reports of police brutality against 9 year old Emily Lake. He said so many
people have called to complain, that a special investigator has been assigned.
Please address your complaints regarding the August 10 brutalization of
Emily Joy Lake to:
Judy Taylor, Portland Police, 503-823-0905
If you don't feel that pepper spraying and threatening with
attack dogs is a good way to "protect" children and keep them
"safe" as DHS says they are doing when they have the police go
take kids like Emily away from the parents who love and protect them naturally,
let Ms. Taylor know about it.
Please read synopsis by Nancy Luckhurst, President of Children's
Rights Foundation from Michigan, and personal friend to Emily Lake and her
"Right now I am in such shock and mental anguish over
this I am going to have to get my barings a bit. This one is very personal
to me. I know the story and it is not pretty and it was all started several
years ago by the oldest daughter who wanted to live move in with a boyfriend.
She got a case started and the children were put in the care of the father
who never had any interest in them. He dumped them on an aunt. The abuses
in that home were horrendous. The little one was only 5 at the time. The
children in that home were allowed to torture that child. She loved to pretend
she was a dog or cat as so many chidren of that age do. The family allowed
the other children to put a dog collar and leash on her and force her to
eat dog food out of a dish on the floor. That was only part of it. The mother
won the children back. In the process she made worker Dan Rogalny of Midland
Co look like the ass he is on the stand as I understand it. He has had it
in for her ever since. When she left there was no order in place to pick
up the children there was no warrant. CPS in Midland Co had made no contact
with this mother what so ever prior to her leaving. I am getting information
coming in I am going to be making contact with the people she was living
with and make arrangements to get her computer. I know there is tons of
information that is needed there to show these turkeys for what they are.
Will Gaston has agreed to help with this endeavor. If you do not know who
he is get Randy's survivor Flyer and see his picture. Go on the net and
read his story. It was is late wife who wrote the book so many in this advocacy
work swear by, Sui Juris. Oh and as a note. I had an occasion to talk with
little Emmy. She had met Will. She told me she had just met the "real
Santa Claus". When you see the picture you will understand."
August 16 Letter from C Myrick of Vermont
Reading of how Emily Lake and her mother were treated is very
distressing. It unsettles me to know that there are so many actors out there
just "doing their job" for the corrupt who seem to run the show.
How is this allowed to happen? There aren't many actors in our government
with any decency, morality and sense of justice--and where are they who
"protect and serve"? They have their priorities mixed up, it is
US they are to protect and serve, not corruption.
Do the right thing, protect this little girl and her mom. No matter what
instigated this event, there is no excuse whatsoever to treat fellow human
beings in this manner. Disgusting! Evil. Bring charges against all who played
a part in this travesty. Reunite Lynnae and Emily at once.
For the future, we need to unite and agree to never, NEVER, elect members
of the bar to legislative or executive branches of government (boycott lawyers
from public office); don't keep reelecting anyone but put new blood in offices,
and most important--hold accountable the judiciary, visit www.jail4judges.org
for further information.
August 14 Message from Will Gaston, A Voice for Children:
August 15: Letter to Portland Mayor Tom Potter from Charles
You seem possibly an honorable man. I do not say this to many
public servants in our area. I read about you in the news-paper. You do
seem to have a rare functional conscience.
My un-orthodox legal skills might be of assistance in your
battles with the un-thinking robots. If his is of interest to you; please
contact me. There is getting less middle-ground for the fence-sitters. Those
who truly seek the betterment of the common people must learn to work together
against those who subvert our fundamental state & national system of
constitutional government. Otherwise all will be lost. The enemy is simply
This is a copy of a complain I lodged to your Portland police
bureau. I believe it is with-in your power to do something about these abuses.
Charles Bruce, Stewart
On behalf of: Emily Joy,Lake; Leanne Lake; Roger Weidner;
& the People of the State of Oregon; State-Ex-Rel/Quo-Warranto Felony
Kinaping & Assault Criminal-Complaint.
I do not know these officers names. I believe you-all know
the case I am speaking of. My complaint is for criminal assault &
kidnapping by these officers & all attorney bar-members who conspired
to proceeded with lawless force against this mother & child.
From the testimony before me of these honorable people,
I believe that these officers acted beyond their constitutionally-lawful
authority to abuse this child & her mother.
I used to run the “Multnomah County Common-Law Court”;
as Elected “Chief Justice” there-in.
Our court was shut down in large part by lawless cointelpro-style
abuses from the rico/babylonian-whore bar-monopoly attorneys & judges
& the seeming mk-ultra mind-controlled police-officers robotically
enforcing constitutionally-lawless malum-prohibitum based codes &
regulations. Your officers physically beat one of our juror/judges, one
James Bleakley; & harassed us in many other ways; all under the conspiratorial
direction of these private criminally syndicated bar monopoly members.
We were no threat to you. We need good constitutionally-recognizable
“Law Enforcement” Officers; if you still have any.
But we were a threat tho that constitutionally-lawless rico
lawyers bar monopoly. If the common people can break that monopoly on
the administration of justice, those social parasites will have to go
out & find honest work. There will be very little use for their statutory-schooled
law-school education. Like vampires in the daylight, they will dry up
and wither away.
From the testimony of trusted friends, I believe this complaint
is well-founded, & i am trying to add extra weight to already registered
complaints similar to this. I do this because i know there is much corruption
on your offices; & I fear if I & others do not speak, it will
get shuffled away & this will just be another abuse similar to Kesandra
James Murder by the satanically-lawless criminal syndicate members whom
I believe infest & terrorize your ranks.
Also; I live in fear that these abuses can happen to me
or anyone. This is Not a Nazi Police-State where Goons with Guns &
Badges can lawlessly abuse the rights of common peaceable people.
Roger Weidner or Wilbur Gaston can provide more details.
I am assisting all of these people in trying to being Conscionable Justice
& Constitutional Law (same thing) to this matter.
We all proceed in the name of & on behalf of the common
-people of this state; as is our recognized right under Oregon’s
Constitution at Article 1 Section 10 & in ORS 30.510; State-Ex-Rel/Quo-Warranto.
A crime against one, is a crime against all. We are an organic body-politic.
We fell the pain of our fellow patriotic constitutionalists; in every
abuse you hurl against us.
Since you-all terrorized us into shutting down our common-law
court; please ask the Multnomah County Court Administrator for a Courtroom
where “We the People” can assemble a Jury with Functional
Consciences & the brains to follow the fundamental principles under-lying
constitutional “Due-Process of Law”; to lawfully adjudicate
this Kidnapping & Assault complaint against your nazi goons; &
to Lawfully resolve any lingering entanglements concerning this mother
Surprise the common people of Oregon. Show some respect
for Constitutionally-Recognizable “Law” for a crying change.
Your form demanded a zip code. We know the nazi judges take
star-chamber style “silent judicial notice” that zip-code
use means we have consented to be slaves. Take notice, we do Not “consent
to be slaves”.
Call or email if you desire more details. Email is very
Charles Bruce; Stewart
August 13: Letter from Nancy Luckhurst to Judge Waller
Dear Judge Waller.
I am writing this in support for Emily Lake and her mother Lynnae Lake.
This mom is a one of the most dedicated Mom's I have ever seen. Emily
is such a delightful little girl, so bright and loving. The devotion they
have for each other is so apparent to any one who spends any time with
them at all. This story is long and all you are going to get here is a
short synopsis but it should tell you there is something that does not
meet the eye. Every I have seen the documentation and I know that as a
former Real Estate agent I am personally taking the documentation of wrong
doing by this ag toain the Michigan licensing board on Monday morning.
This woman is scum. I know this story is going to look and sound really
bizarre but don't ever forget that old saying truth can be stranger than
fiction. And this is definitely one of those cases. There is going to
be a complete legislative investigation into the actions of people in
the Midland Co DHS office and the adult daughters who conspired with a
DHS worker just to mention a couple.
Lynnae's only concern is her daughters well being and safety. She would
literally give up her own life to keep this child safe. That little girls
is so close to her mother it would be a horrible travesty of justice to
separate them. There are children out here in this world who are being
abused in so many on Godly ways. Emily Lake is not one of them by any
stretch of the imagination.
As President of the Foundation for Children's Rights our advocates work
everyday with families who have been falsely accused of child abuse. The
one thing we demand before an consideration to advocate for anyone is
we must be given absolute documentation by the client to show they are
not guilty of what they have been accused of. I know Ms. Lake has been
protrayed as some kind of vicious child beating lunatic. Nothing could
be farther from the truth in this case. I ask you as not only as an advocate
but as the mother of 8 and the grandmother of 18 search your heart and
look into the eyes of this little girl and please don't run to judgment
in this case. Please do not send Emily back to the State of Michigan where
we know she was abused while in the care of the state in the prior case.
I am sure you know how manipulative a teenager can be when they decide
they want to do something not in their best interest. It is a parent's
duty to guide and prevent them from doing something harmful to themselves.
If this is a crime then that is the crime for which this mother is guilty
certainly not of abusing this angel child you have in the custody in Oregon.
Please read the synopsis that follows and search your heart and mind on
Thank you so much for your time and concern in this very delicate matter.
Lynnae Lake, the mom, called me today from the Multnomah Co jail in OR.
She informed me they did not resist when the police came. She was beaten
unmercifully and chunks of hair were yanked out of her head. This happened
after arriving at the Jail. The officer said if she didn't like that he
could rip her head off. She thinks her foot is broken. Both she and the
child were pepper sprayed twice and the little girl Emily got the worst
of it. The Portland city police took attack dogs with them. She has not
to this moment been given her rights. She has not been arraigned. She
has not been officially arrested. She has requested a prisoners handbook
and a complaint form and has been refused both. She has not had any medical
treatment for her wounds. Are they waiting for the bruises to go away
She was told they were not going to hold her she was going to be let go
no charges. Oh but wait then the Judge in Midland Co Michigan decided
he wanted her held on a fugitive warrant.
This woman left this state one year ago with her daughter had not been
contacted by DHS/CPS prior to leaving. There was not a case open that
she knew of, there was no warrant. The worker entered a private school
without a warrant, without a court order and interview her older daughter
against orders left with the school office and placed in the school records.
This has already been tested in the Federal courts it is a big NO NO.
The mother arrived to pick her children up on the last day of school and
was warned by a school employee that CPS was interviewing her teen age
daughter. It falls under the 4th ammendment of our little used U.S. Constitution.
Also there is a another amendment not often used by our the various states
DHS offices it is called the 14th ammendment which covers due process.
Oh but there is so much more.
There is so much more to this mother's story. Her oldest daughter now
married made a CPS complaint 4 years ago. The children were removed and
were place with the father who left them with an aunt. The children there
in that house tortured poor little Emily. They were allowed to put a dog
collar on her and force her to eat dog food out of a dish on the floor.
When Mom was again awarded custody of her family she was one child short.
You see the oldest had been placed in Independent living in an apartment
with her boyfriend. That is exactly what the Mom had been arguing about
with this kid. Ok the kid got her way paid for by the state of Michigan
with Federal Title IV funds. In other words the State of Michigan sanctioned
a minor living with a member of the opposite sex against the mother's
wishes. Isn't that special. Fast forward 3 years to 2004 and the exact
same thing happened. This was the second in line a 17 year old who had
met some guy online she has never met and is going to move in with him
and live happily ever after. We have the e-mails to prove this folks.
So over a 3-5 month period the oldest daughter who is by now married and
the middle sister have decided to cook up a story and don't forget they
now know how to play the system. So after planning this, oh and did I
forget to mention in these e-mails back and forth between the sisters
there is mentioned a Dan R who is the worker who works for Midland Co
CPS who is coaching them in how to put the story together so it will fly
so he can take the the middle girl and the youngest girl, our little angel
Folks there is so much more to this story that you would not believe.
There is the mysterious circumstances surrounding the sequestering of
this woman's terminally ill mother by a half sister and not letting other
family members know where she was. Right after this happened the Will
which covered a Million dollar estate was amended. Then the mother was
placed on hospice with the half sister who just happens to be a nurse
being the care taker. Upon the mother's death the mother's body is taken
to a funeral home in South Haven MI with strict orders to the Director
that no one is allowed to see the body. Anne was not supposed to be notified
of her mother's death. She did find out and called the funeral home and
the Director told her he would let her and her sister and brother see
the body if they would like to. The went to be with their mother.
After Anne left with her little girl Emily. She had asked her fiancee
to please stay and care for her house. But all of a sudden he is served
with eviction papers from a real estate woman Dana K. Maier, who had by
the way bought several of the mother's pieces of property in the past.
She listed herself as Agent for the landlord and listed as reasons for
the eviction he owed $10800 in back rent. And the house was inhabitable,
but she was not the agent for anyone. In fact the statements were all
lies. Anne had nothing to do with this woman. But her half sister Eileen
Pearson of 1422 Homecrest in Kalamazoo did lots of business with this
woman as administrator of her mothers affairs.
On December 7th 2004 Eileen Pearson the half sister contacted the Midland
city assessors office and some how got them to change the address on the
tax statement for Anne's house to come to her address in Kalamazoo. When
someone checked on this fact with the assessor's office just recently
it was found the address had been changed back (again by Eileen Pearson)
but the website did not reflect that. How ever when Anne checked the website
in April the address for the tax statement was hers. So that is a real
puzzle. HMMM did the Midland City assessor back date that for some reason?
oh yes that's right this would nulify anne's homestead property tax exemption
wouldn't it causing her taxes to be much higher and she would lose her
house to the state of Michigan if she can't pay the taxes. Gee is the
loving half sister planning a little hostile take over of her home. Let's
see it has been reported by people looking after the house that a window
in the front door has been broken out and now boarded up. the window next
to that was then broken out and lights left on. But mysteriously now in
the last few weeks it is discovered there is not electricity on but Consumers
didn't turn it off. And all the fuses are fine. This has just happened.
Three lawnmowers have been stolen out of a shed one is a rider and the
little girls trampoline is no longer there. Someone is still dumping junk
and other materials on the land across the street in the flood plain and
wetlands with no permit that has been an ongoing problem for years. This
has been turned in by the way to DEQ in Lansing. This property is prime
bottom land of the Tittibawassee River. The City of Midland has wanted
it for years. The City along with Pomranky Construction has tried to get
her off that land for about 20 years. She has been told she should give
it to the City and she just needs to go away. It is all the poor woman
got out of a Million dollar estate for God's sake. The house is worth
nothing but the land is worth a ton to the City or Pomranky who want to
excavate the topsoil from it to sell to the City. That is valuable land.
Not done yet folks. Some time in March or April of 2003 Anne who was working
for a non profit as a bookeeper discovered there was something wrong with
some of the accounts. She discovered there was money missing from some
of the accounts controlled by the Director of the organization. She had
not yet determined how much but it was in the 1000s. She finally collared
the Director and after a bit the woman admitted she had made "some
private loans to some people" Anne turned this in to the Board of
Directors and the Michgan AGs office. For her efforts she was fired just
one week before the whole CPS mess came down. She says the AGs office
was starting an investigation but they would probably not be able to finish
it without her being able to give them pertinent information after she
left. The Director is still the Director of this organization and Anne
was warned by other people within the organization this woman would not
be above turning her in to CPS with false allegations.
So now as Paul Harvey would say you have the rest of the story. OH one
last thing Anne's name is really Lynnae Lake. Loving mother of Emily Joy
Lake a beautiful angel child, who has never ever been abused by her mother
but she has been abused by the State of Michigan DHS/CPS.
Dear God in heaven wil someone please help this woman and that beautiful
baby. The mother had taught her that our organization would always help
if something ever happened to her and to call us. Yesterday she called.
That tiny little frightened voice was pleading with me to please help
them. Then the mother came on the line. She was petrified. She knew there
were there for her and little Emmy. I could hear the child in the background
as the police were banging on windows screaming for them to come out.
They were cowering in the basement. Then the phone went dead. A little
later the phone rang and a man asked if I was Nancy. I said yes. He said
he had a rather plucky little girl there who was demanding that he take
my number and call me. The man is J.D. Devros Supervisor for CPS in Multnomah
County. He asked if I would talk to her. What a silly question. He set
the phone on speaker. And there was that tiny frightened little voice
again begging for my help. Well folks now I am begging for your help.
Don't allow this outrageous sham to go on any longer. Hold the people
who are responsible for their actions now. Go to the following link and
scroll down until you come upon the face of that little angel. Look at
her and tell her NO you will not help right now to expose the corruption
of what has happened in Midland County Michigan. She is alone in a foster
home in Portland Oregon. Wondering if her mom is Ok and wondering if anyone
is ever going to help her?
Permanent termination of parental rights has been described as "the
family law equivalent of the death penalty in a criminal case." In
re Smith (1991), 77 Ohio App.3d 1, 16, 601 N.E.2d 45, 54. Therefore, parents
"must be afforded every procedural and substantive protection the
law allows." Id.
Advocates for those falsely accused of child abuse and neglect. Statistics
show children are 10 times more likely to be abused and and neglected
in foster care and 6 times more likely to die than in the general population.
National Clearing House for Child Abuse and Neglect. Reform Child Protective
URGENT:UPDATE they have changed the hearing as of Friday 5
pm PST to Monday at 1 pm whether the attorneys can come or not
To all of you that know me as Anne I first want to thank each
and everyone of you for your prayers. For those that came out to the hearing
and especially ***************** as I know this must have been extremely
painful for her to go into court once again. Please keep praying as Emily
is still in custody and I have not been able to find a way to communicate
The horror and trauma that poor girl went through while the
police threatened us to get bit by the attack dogs and tasered. They never
called out one name nor identified who they were after. They tried to snatch
her while she was outside on her bike and I was inside making lunch.
There were 12 police officers here and I had at least 5 on
me for most of the time that I was in their custody. Emily had a couple
on her too. As you know Emily was sprayed not once but twice by the pepper
spray which literally burns your skin off and can blind you. I turned a
shower on immediately for her to rinse and the police kept turning it off.
I cried out she was a child for God's sake and then they sprayed us again.
However I was not ever placed under arrest nor given in any
way shape or form my rights (Miranda) they had no charge until late yesterday
and that was custodial interference. Once I arrived at jail they beat and
threatened me numerous times one screaming obscenities at me while he was
ripping out my hair. (I told them they were all under arrest - lot of good
that did me but I did)
I can't tell you any more about Emily except she was throwing
up from the pepper spray. Screaming for them not to hurt me. Crying and
crying for her mama. (the cops were mad because she told them they were
police and she didn't trust them) and of course made her watch as they dragged
me to the car and drove off.
The 95 year old lady I take care of also had to witness all
this. She has dementia but this has so traumatized her. She goes around
saying "this is a nightmare I am living - why would the police take
Emily" "something has to be done how do we get Emily back?"and
calling out for Emily her princess. This is 3 days later so you tell me.
She also is concerned that the police are coming for her next.
What I did find out Thursday was that Emily had been allowed
to call Nancy Luckhurst President of Foundation for Children's Rights. She
is also supposed to be at the new shelter hearing on Wed.
I am covered with bruises. I was beaten severely in jail both
men and women. Just on walking into the jail very peacefully the one officer
said "oh she got pepper sprayed - we got lots more here"
Another officer thought it was cute to watch me go to the
bathroom and even commented on he liked the show and didn't take much to
I was for almost 24 hours moved from isolation cell to isolation
cell. I repeatedly asked for the inmate manual which is the rules that prisoners
and officers must abide by. I requested medical treatment for the injuries
but was only asked if I was on any current medication (I was asked that
repeatedly like they were sure I was supposed to be on something!).
At about 1 pm Thursday 11, all of a sudden they got really
nice saying I had only a $500 bond to post - but lied when I asked about
it being paid by credit card. They said no cash or money order only. Then
said the judge my bond me out on my own. Arrainment was set for sometime
after 2PM - surprisngly the same time as the shelter hearing I was not noticed
My guess is they did not count on the people showing up for
my arrainment or the 20 people that went to the shelter hearing and testified
on behalf of Emily and I. I thank God for each and everyone of them.
While I was waiting I was suddenly told I was released there
was no charges pending but it would take a couple of hours. Now understand
they had just started the arrainments and the men go first. At 1:30 the
officer said I am being released on a no-complaint. That means no charges
- period. She told that to Nancy Luckhurst who I had just gotten on the
It would take a couple of hours to process me out.
Well I asked about the shelter hearing - how could I have
possibly have known about that I said there were people waiting upstairs
for me and there were people waiting over for a hearing that I was not noticed
for and that was illegal.
Then 2 hours goes by and I am called off to one side to be
told there was good news and bad news I was not going to be charged but
I was not going to be released, a fugitive warrant was NOW out for me. I
think this was also done to see how I would react I said oh o k .
ALL bogus and after the fact. So there were not ever any charges,
I was just being kidnapped which is what I told them.
Now I'm taken (after strip search - my how fun) to a real
jail cell this one is covered in food and I am not allowed to clean it up.
This morning I got told there was no warrant and I would be
out in a few hours. However prior to being let out I now need to talk to
a psychiatrist. I think I have b been hoaxed again and am now going to be
stuffed in the looney bin. Oh yes and now I am finally given complaint forms
and the inmates manual that I have been asking for from the instant I got
So now I sit and stew for a few more hours wondering at what
cruel joke is going to happen now. So I begin to read the manual. Of which
a bunch of things were violated and I found out I had been lied to about
the bail a credit card would have done it..
But I did get released.
I got home to find that there were some people in the house
and they took everything of value that I had including the $75 that belonged
to Emily because she earned it. Over the summer she had earned over $130
of which she was so proud.
Some of what is gone is all the computer equipment that had
all my legal docs on and all of a particular website I had been working
The attorney I have been assigned is out until Monday. Now
the hearing is Monday instead of Wednesday so guess who will not be able
to speak with the attorney? Also the attorney assistant says Emily WILL
be going back to MI - does this sound PRE-DETERMINED???
PLEASE KEEP US IN YOUR PRAYERS - WE NEED ALL OF THEM AT THIS
Mom is out she is at the home she was taken from. She is not
in very good shape and tonight they are taking videos of the injuries. She
was never allowed medical treatment and in 48 hours they did not feed her.
they did ask her this morning if she wanted anything. The conditions were
so bad where she was at she said she would no have eaten anything in there..
This is just outrageous. The kept moving her from one islolation cell to
another and each got worse. She was never advised of her rights she was
never charged. Michigan says they are not going to pay to extradite her.
The hearing held on Thursday was held improperly. I have not
been noticed as required by law. And continue to not be noticed as required
The underhanded changing of a hearing set for Weds Aug 17
to Mon Aug 15 with NO NOTICE and no oportunity to meet with the child's
attorney or the attorney appointed to me.
Also I question the legality of any attorney representing
me in my absence when it would be perfectly possible to have me present.
My whereabouts were certainly known.
I was contacted 5:05PM on Friday Aug 12 after all offices
and agency office would be closed to be told about the case after making
repeated calls to an office of my supposed attorney.
The court is fully aware that this attorney can not be met
with prior to the court hearing. The Court knows that there is no possible
way that this case can be prepared for thereby denying Emily and I our due
Because the police refused to present any warrant of valid
court order I question the legality of the home invasion and molestation
of Emily and I where Emily was PEPPER SPRAYED 2x ,threatened by attack dogs
and a taser. The show of force went so over and and above reason to execute
a supposed pickup order on a 9 year old child that my child was placed in
real danger of her life from the Portland City police. The mental anguish
and pure terror was clearly exhibited by my child is inconsistent with the
safety and best interest of the child.
Once the adrenalin rush of the attack got started it was mob
rule and not the actions of a professional police force.
The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit said
it best, “The government’s interest in the welfare of children
embraces not only protecting children from physical abuse, but also protecting
children’s interest in the privacy and dignity of their homes and
in the lawfully exercised authority of their parents.”
Calabretta v. Floyd, 189 F.3d 808 (9th Cir. 1999).
“There is something bad happening to our children in
family courts today that is causing them more harm than drugs, more harm
than crime and even more harm than child molestation.” Judge Watson
L. White, Superior Court Judge, Cobb County , Georgia
The mere possibility or risk of danger does not constitute
an emergency or exigent circumstance that would justify a forced warrantless
entry and a warrantless seizure of a child. Hurlman v. Rice, (2nd Cir. 1991)
The decision of the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals found that
this practice, i.e. the “no prior consent” interview of a child,
will ordinarily constitute a “clear violation” of the constitutional
rights of parents under the 4th and 14th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution.
According to the Court, the investigative interview of a child constitutes
a “search and seizure” and, when conducted on private property
without “consent, a warrant, probable cause, or exigent circumstances,”
such an interview is an unreasonable search and seizure in violation of
the rights of the parent, child, and, possibly the owner of the private
“Decency, security and liberty alike demand that government
officials shall be subject to the rules of conduct that are commands to
the citizen. In a government of laws, existence of government will be imperiled
if it fails to observe the law scrupulously. Our government is the potent,
omnipresent teacher. For good or ill, it teaches the whole people by example.
Crime is contagious. If the government becomes a law-breaker, it breeds
contempt for the law. It invites every man to become a law unto himself.
It invites anarchy. U.S. v. Olmstead, 277 U.S. 438 (1928), Justice Brandeis.
The forced separation of parent from child, even for a short
time, represents a serious infringement upon the rights of both. J.B. v.
Washington county, 10th Cir. (1997) Parent’s interest is of “the
highest order.” And the court recognizes “the vital importance
of curbing overzealous suspicion and intervention on the part of health
care professionals and government officials.” Thomason v. Scan Volunteer
Services, Inc., 8th Cir. (1996)
Children have standing to sue for their removal after they
reach the age of majority. Parents also have legal standing to sue if CPS
violated their 4th and 14th Amendment rights. Children have a Constitutional
right to live with their parents without government interference. Brokaw
v. Mercer County, 7th Cir. (2000) A child has a constitutionally protected
interest in the companionship and society of his or her parents. Ward v.
San Jose, 9th Cir. (1992) State employees who withhold a child from her
family infringe on the family’s liberty of familial association. K.H.
through Murphy v. Morgan, 7th Cir. (1990)
The 95 year old woman that I care for has been so traumatized
by the event and the loss of a 2 critical members of her home. She alternately
looks for Emily who is her "princess" and talks about the police
removing her. She can't not stop talking about it and falling to her knees
to pray. Her mental anguish is acute. As her caregiver this situation has
caused severe mental abuse to a fragile and ill elderly woman.
Susan Detlefsen's August 12, 2005 Letter to Judge Waller,
Judge Waller, Judge Allen, attorneys general, others concerned
Emily Joy Lake, DOB 8/31/95:
Emily has been residing in Oregon 6 months, as of August 11,
2005. She is now a resident. Do not send Emily Lake to Michigan without
a full hearing on the matter of residency, jurisdiction and parental fitness.
Emily also has the right to have a voice in what is going to happen to her.
I understand the hearing which was set for next Wednesday
has not been moved up to Monday, which does not give the mom enough time
her case. The court is closed and so it is impossible to file any motions
I saw the recent photo of Emily sent by her mother. There
are lots of photos, some videos, and artwork by Emily, which all demonstrate
Emily's well-being while in her mother's care here. Do not run this little
girl roughshod through your court. Give her a fair chance. She is very attached
to her mother and, according to everything I ever heard Emily say, has no
wish to live anywhere except with her mother. She is afraid of the police
and CPS and of going back to foster care where she was abused.
I am the mother of *************, who, as Emily's mom
pointed out, was at Emily's hearing Thursday. She also left a card for Emily
with Mr. Devros, which I hope DHS will not be allowed to confiscate, as
they often do with things that belong to children, but which might contradict
their agenda of severing the child's ties with those who care about him/her.
I also left a card for Emily, letting her know that I, and others, are thinking
of her and doing what we can to help her and her mother through this traumatic
Please protect Emily Lake by keeping her here in Oregon long
enough for an investigation into what is truly in her best interest.
Amicus curiae for Emily Lake and Lynae Lake
August 13, 2005 Letters to DHS Caseworker Jeremy Devros
It is not like Emily not to contact her mother, or those she
knows care about her and her mom. Have you given her the cards from myself
and my daughter as you said you would, or are you keeping little Emily isolated
from the outside world? We are watching, and I am forwarding this to the
Susan Detlefsen 503-239-9901
-------- Original Message --------
Subject: RE: Emily Lake
From: "Anne White" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sat, August 13, 2005 2:36 am
I accidently hit send without including the contact information
I want to repeat that I am gravely concerned for Emily's well being. Also
that she know how many people love her and are invovled for her. Tell her
Mimi sends her love and misses her terribly. She has been unconsolable without
Of course it goes without saying that I want her to be given my love and
that I am praying for her safety and her safe return to her mother where
I will update this page as often as I can, hopefully once
daily at least until Oregon case is settled. Email MotherInterrupted for
more information on how to help this family.
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