The Corruption of Child Protective Services (CPS)
By Harold Wilson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
August 15, 2013
The Corruption of Child Protective Services (CPS) (August 15 2013)
[Editor's Note: "Harold Wilson" is a pen name. The horrendous corruption and abuse by Child "Protective" Services (CPS) of children and their parents in America must come to an end. The only way to stop this outrageous destruction and the unbelievable stress imposed on the lives of innocent American families (mostly those struggling just to make ends meet) is to remove the overly broad (and usually vague) statutory authorization that allow these petty bureaucatic tyrants to remove children from their biologial parents' home with impunity~ based on an ANONYMOUS complaint and force the parent(s) to run a gaunlet of bureaucratic hoops in order to get them back (at least temporarily until the next time they are taken away by CPS, based on an anonymmous complaint). A court order must become a mandatory requirement before CPS or police can take away children from their rightful parent(s) where abusive allegations were proven in a court of law. In addition, the profit $$ motive for those involved in CPS and the foster "care" system must be eradicated entirely and permanently. ]
CPS accepts anonymous complaints and illegally violates parent's and children's civil and constitutional rights. They also assume the parent and child are lying during their illegally held interviews. They also claim that the material gathered from these interviews can be turned over to law enforcement to pursue criminal charges against the parent, but claim they do not have to read Miranda Rights to the parents.
I am concerned that CPS feels justified in trumpeting federal laws during investigations. Parents and children are told that if they refuse to conduct the interview that CPS can take custody (in order to coerce participation in the interview). CPS also assumes that the parents and children are lying, so they can take "emergency" custody without a court order or evidence to prove the accusations (usually anonymous) against them are true!
CPS and the courts do not consider the emotional trauma inflicted on the parents and children when taking children away from the parents. The children's emotional well being, especially, is ignored! "Mandatory reporters" can hide behind the "mandatory standing" and can make falsified accusations and know they are protected from prosecution. Even if the complaints turn out to be untrue, CPS has no desire to investigate why the accusation was made.
CPS even uses previous unsubstantiated complaints as evidence of neglect, even if the investigators believe the complaints to have zero merit. CPS also allows an investigator to sit alone with a child even if the investigator is a middle aged male and the child is a teenage girl. This violates federal sexual harassment laws, but is allowed under state law. This also allows CPS to make claim of statements by the child, even if the child never made them, or allows CPS to withhold any statements the child does make from their report.
What can be done when CPS removes a child, but tells you and the court that they had no evidence for doing so? During a 13 day custody of my child, the CPS worker, the foster care worker & foster parent all lied to and threatened my child. They also made my child go 17 hours without insulin because they had to "follow protocol" and knew the child was in danger. Complaints to Lansing [Michigan Dept. of Human Services[ went unanswered except telling me several appalling comments:
"When CPS shows up the child & parent have no civil or constitutional rights."
"We would rather destroy the emotional well being of one child to protect a few."
"You should be happy we took your child because that shows how much we care about children."
After 13 days, the judge ruled CPS had no probable cause & returned my child. Due to current laws, CPS can remove a child without evidence or probable cause. They are also allowed to provide false statements, twist the child's and parent's words, and make unprovable statements about the parent.
I was told that CPS did a "thorough" investigation into my complaint, but at no time interviewed my daughter or me. All they had to go on were their own files & records. They do not answer to anyone, except themselves in complaints. Even the Office of Children's Ombudsman has never found CPS to be guilty of CPS protocol violations. Even perjury, threats, knowingly providing inaccurate statements and withholding life saving medications are not in violation of protocol.
December 7, 2007
(Sherri Harris- CPS, Laura Couch supervisor, Charles Foster- CPS state administrator)
My diabetic daughter contracted strep throat. This puts her into DKA (diabetic ketoacidosis). She ended up in Hurley Hospital in Flint, Michigan. She had memory loss. During this period, she is interrogated by hospital staff and a psychologist. They determine a traumatic experience caused the memory loss. An endocrinologist determines that DKA caused memory loss.
December 10, 2007
CPS is called stating this is not my daughter & that she is a kidnap victim. The endocrinologist has her file disproving this, but is not consulted by the hospital staff or CPS. My daughter is untrusting of the CPS worker & tells her so. CPS determines there is no case, but calls my daughter a "psychotic bitch" in front of hospital staff. My complaints all the way up to Lansing are ignored. Maybe my daughter "made the CPS worker mad"; causing the comment is what was determined by Lansing.
December 11, 2007
Went to Mott Clinic for the follow-up visit after the hospital. An off duty police officer calls dispatch stating that her sister, Pam, who works at Hurley, called to say a father was at the Children's Clinic with his daughter, but the child was not his daughter. When dispatch asked for my name, the officer didn't know my name because I was using an alias, but didn't know the alias, either. However, without knowing my name, she "knew" there was an out of state warrant for me for kidnapping & molestation.
CPS was also told that my name on my ID was misspelled. Not sure how a hospital employee can tell if the state misspelled your name on your ID and you failed to notice it!
I was held in a room at the clinic for 4 hours until the police were assured that there were no current, or any warrants ever issued for me. The Flint Internal Affairs cleared all officers of wrongdoing, but reorganized the department shortly thereafter for improprieties.
October 8, 2008
(Tashelle Morris- CPS, Julie Gonzales- supervisor, Bill Weston- County CPS supervisor, Randy Bartz- County DHS supervisor)
CPS showed up to my job claiming that I was living in my van, which was not true. They had searched a van behind the restaurant prior to entering the restaurant, without a warrant. It turned out that my van was parked 1/2 mile away in the employee parking lot. I was told to bring my daughter in the next day for an interview. I was forced to sign release of information forms. When I tried to refuse, exercising my rights, I was told that was OK, but my daughter would not be leaving with me. No investigation
May 23, 2009
(Rochelle Whatley-Thomas- CPS, Jennifer Polk- supervisor)
I was offered a job in Ohio working weekends until June. Instead of pulling my daughter out of school, I had her stay with a couple while I was out of town. My daughter told a couple of her friends that it would be more fun to stay with them rather than our friends. A school counselor was told by a student that my daughter told everyone that I abandoned her & left her homeless. The principal had all the info regarding contacts for me in Ohio & the friend's name & number locally, but tells the counselor to call CPS.
CPS showed up to the school. My daughter was told to go straight to our house after school. She told CPS that she may not even have her key on her as she was not staying there while I was out of town. CPS & the police threatened her if she tried to go to the friend's house they would have to take her. Luckily she had the key. CPS called me from my house & said they needed my permission to inspect the house. I told them to wait till I got back Monday night. They said that would be fine, but my daughter would not be there. I reluctantly allowed them to do this. After my daughter refused to talk to CPS until I was back in town, the CPS worker stood in my front yard & yelled at my daughter "You ain't no ghetto girl! So don't be actin' like you a ghetto girl! Cause you ain't no ghetto girl!" I was called back & told everything looked good & nobody would bother me & I was to go to their office Tuesday to interview & nobody would bother us over the weekend.
May 24, 2009 (Ivan Galindo - CPS)
While our friends were at work, my daughter & her friends went to our house to make lunch & watch movies. There was a knock at the door. My daughter looked through the peep hole & did not recognize the man, so did not answer the door. Next, she heard the man try to open the door. They grabbed knives out of the kitchen drawer. Next, they heard him trying to open the windows & other doors. The hid & saw him peeking in the kitchen window. He proceeded to walk around the entire house & even tried the windows & doors in the other apartment of the duplex.
May 27, 2009
I went to CPS office & did the interview. CPS said they saw no case here. No investigation.
(Kevin Zaborney- CPS, DeAndre Lawson- supervisor, Justin Harper Foster Care, Rebekah Irwin, Foster Care supervisor, Jennifer Dillard- County CPS supervisor, Reverend Rita Truss- County DHS supervisor, Darrel Fields Lansing Field Supervisor, Mrs Mahoney- Lansing Field supervisor, Bonnie- Office of Communication, Patty O’ Connor- DHS administration, Scott Parrott- CPS state coordinator, Maura Corrigan- State DHS director, Ryan Fewins- State CASA supervisor, Randi Roberts- Saginaw County CASA supervisor, Suzanne Greenberg- Saginaw County CAN supervisor, Drewe Robinson- Saginaw County CAN Board of Directors, Irene & Larry Salinas- Foster Home; Referee Dwight Lewis, Judge Faye Harrison)
The restaurant I was working at in Ohio closed earlier than expected for the season. We decided to return to Michigan for the winter rather than stay in Ohio. Maybe we'll stay in Michigan permanently. I had several restaurant interviews lined up in Detroit, Redford, Canton, Ypsilanti & Ann Arbor [all in Michigan]. Since Canton was the central location, we stopped there as our base till I found a job. We located a motel that also had apartments. We ended up in a three bedroom apartment that rented by the week or month. Instead of sitting in the apartment or in the van while I interviewed, my daughter went to visit a friend near Saginaw. She again became ill and wound up in DKA (diabetic ketoacidosis).
My teenage daughter was visiting her friend for a week or so. She started to complain of a sore throat. Also her insulin cartridge cracked, rendering the insulin useless. I called her doctor to have an emergency cartridge provided, but on the way to the pharmacy she became disoriented and was taken to the hospital in DKA (diabetic ketoacidosis). While in this state, she told the ER staff that she had not taken insulin in over a week; she didn't know what day it was; and that her doctor had told her to stop taking her insulin. While in ketoacidosis, the statements can not be taken seriously. However, the ER staff ignored the last two statements and called CPS to make a complaint. An endocrinologist would confirm that statements in ketoacidosis can not be taken at face value and that a Type I diabetic can not live a week without insulin. The hospital staff refused to do a test for a cold or strep throat, which could very well be the reason the wound up in the hospital to begin with. CPS did not bother to confirm these facts. They also threatened to take immediate custody if my daughter and I chose to exercise 4th and 14th amendment rights and refuse to talk to them without a court order or an impartial witness on my daughter's behalf. My daughter stated that the negligence did not exist, but CPS chose not to provide this statement to the court and also claimed that my daughter lied to protect me, even though CPS had no evidence to that fact. Two days later, CPS showed up without a court order and two local police officers in tow to take custody.
CPS also told me that a motel is not an acceptable place to get my daughter back. It was a three bedroom apartment in a motel complex that had 8 other apartments. CPS also houses homeless families in motels.
After 13 days, the judge ruled that there was no probable cause and returned my daughter home. I am concerned that if there was no probable cause, why she was taken in the first place?
I filed a complaint with CPS Central Intake at least once a month about the abuses by CPS, the foster care system & the foster home. All were ignored and the only complaint that was forwarded on was the foster home complaint.
January 6, 2013
(Kourtney Post- CPS)
While my daughter was recovering from an auto accident, CPS showed up & said a new complaint had been called in, but repeated word for word the same complaint from September 2012. However, the complaint had been changed to "molestation." The CPS worker decided not to conduct an investigation.
January 7, 2013
I received a call from Wayne County. CPS that said we were living in a motel in Canton & her diabetes was out of control. No investigation. In fact, an ex-friend of my daughter is bragging that she called in this report and if my daughter is anywhere near Frankenmuth, she will call again ( but CPS is not at liberty to have her investigated for a falsified report because they have to protect this person & the integrity of the "anonymous" calling in of reports). CPS would rather protect a falsified complaint & destroy the life & reputation of a good family!
April 29, 2013
(Tracy Lyons- CPS Foster Care Investigator)
CPS called to say that they are investigating the foster home & needs my daughter's statement. My daughter refuses any contact with CPS. I was told that she has to cooperate. Some people are saying if she refuses, CPS can put her in foster care until she agrees; others say they can't remove her. Either way, we are both afraid of what CPS can & will do if my daughter doesn't want to talk to them or even if she does talk to them.
CPS (Scott Parrott) also claims to have conducted a "thorough investigation," but never interviewed my daughter or me. They only looked over their own files to "investigate" themselves! They found themselves not to have done anything wrong!
Procurement of an order to seize a child through distortion, misrepresentation, and/or omission in court is a violation of the Fourth Amendment. ( Malik v. Arapahoe Cty. Dept. of Social Services. (10th Cir. 1991)
State and Federal laws state “every effort must be made to keep the child in the home (RCW 74.14A.020., RCW 26.44.063,RCW 13.34.060,Finding — 1999 c 17:
“The legislature has found that any intervention into the life of a child is also an intervention in the life of the parent, guardian, or legal custodian, and that the bond between child and parent is a critical element of child development.
"The phenomenon of children dying in state care is one that deserves special scrutiny. We know that there are many more deaths than made the newspapers. The total number of children who die annually while under state care is unknown. While multiple agencies track their numbers, no central tracking agency exists and tracking methods differ between agencies. That's one of the issues should be addressed." Justice Maura Corrigan
Maura Corrigan (center) at Detroit City council meeting on March 3,
2012 demandsing Detroit Council cede control of its DHS management to her
(This is the same Maura Corrigan that is now mismanaging the Michigan DHS (Dept. of Human Services)!)
From the Michigan DHS (Dept. of Human Services) website:
• In 2008, DHS and private agencies completed 2,638 adoptions and received $875,000 in federal funds for the accomplishment. In 2009, DHS and private agencies completed 3,030 adoptions - more than ever before - and were awarded a $3.5 million federal adoption incentive award for the accomplishment.
• In 2008, there were 6,315 foster children residing with unlicensed relatives. The agreement required Michigan to move the children to licensed settings or relative homes approved for a waiver. As of October 2010, the state is in 99 percent compliance.
(DHS receives $4,000- $6,000 per child placed in foster care from Social Security Title IV-E, but no money if they do not find abuse & neglect, or if they leave the child at home or place the child with a relative who is not licensed.)
Reply from Harold:
Thank you for publishing my article.
Date: Fri, 16 Aug 2013
From: Ken Adachi
Subject: Re: Corruption of CPS
You're welcome .
Do you want to expand your info? Are you involve din networking with others on this issue? Have you done internet radio interviews?
I have not done interviews, but I'm interested. I have been very critical of the governor & attorney general in their refusal to become involved. They even admitted , through staff members, that even if they are aware of criminal conduct by CPS, the Michigan Constitution does not allow them to get involved.
I even accused the state senator that wrote a bill in a kneejerk reaction to a CPS investigation that resulted in the case being closed. The boy later died, but this new bill makes it even easier for CPS to remove a child without cause.
Everyone ignores the HHS documented research that proves more children are abused, neglected, raped & murdered in "protection" than at home; or that children left at home & receiving services as a family fare better in the long run than children removed, even left in an abusive home.
CPS also wanted to place my daughter on medications without prescriptions & the doctor was ready to prescribe them -- without a diagnosis! All for more federal funds. Nearly 70% of children in the system are on medications, even though most were not before custody!
I am writing a book about the corruption & looking for a publisher.
I have been in email contact with http://miparentalrights.ning.com/
If you notice Maura Corrigan's quote about children dying in foster care; she seems more concerned that all the deaths are not being recorded, instead of the deaths occurring at all!
I have more snide comments from CPS, ACF & HHS employees that are absurd & heartless. I would be interested in appearing on interview shows to expose CPS & the government that endorses, allows & supports corruption!
Dave Hodges: Health and Human Services (HHS) and Children Protective Services (CPS) Want to Take Control of Your Kids, Ceausescu-Style (August 17, 2013)
Toddler Dies In State Custody After Being Taken From Parents by Child Protective Service (August 6, 2013)
Corrigan Demands Council Cede Control of City DHS (March 6, 2012)
Michigan (Maura Corrigan's) DHS Neglected Detroit DHS, Rights To Be Terminated
"I just adore Madame Corrigan (spoken in a high British accent), the arrogance of indifference, the indolence of immunity, the dismissive concerns that it was her Department of Human Services and her legislating from the bench that allowed the malfeasance and misfeasance in Detroit's Department of Human Services in the first place."
Fight brewing over Detroit's troubled Human Services Department
A fight is brewing between the Detroit City Council, Mayor Dave Bing, and the state. State department of Human Services director Maura Corrigan told the Council last week that the city’s human services department needs to be “de-designated.”
Foster care in Michigan: Maura Corrigan flunks her first big test ( May 9, 2011)
A Need for Reform and Transparancy at the Michigan Supreme Court by Ret, Justice Elizabeth Weaver ( June 11,2012)
New book by Justice Elizabeth Weaaver: Judicial Deceit: Tyranny and Unnecessary Secrecy at the Michigan Supreme Court
On 8/21/2013 ,Boris wrote:
I have read this story and would like to present the following, if I may.
We have been looking into this matter for some time now and have reached the most obvious conclusion ... the fact the CPS involves the actual real boy/girl in the matter means CPS and ALL of the actors participating have just testified and accused the State, that by way of operation of law registers and records the actual boy/girl and then sells off interests in such to social security and thus they are engaging in child trafficking and since they are "forcing intercourse", child sex trade ... When IN FACT we are told they are just registering the "birth event" and the certificate AND social security number does not serve to identify anyone.
If it were true the "birth event" [and it counterpart Social Security number] is the only thing being registered and recorded, then how do these people get custody of the actual boy/girl UNLESS their goal is to entice the mother/father into argument and defending thus justifying the action on paper by turning the matter into a "falsified bounty contract" under the 14th Amendment?
The fact the actual boy/girl is involved means someone is trying to engage in child trafficking and if the people started looking at matters this way, they would do much better than trying to prove CPS is criminal ... refuse to participate because it is illegal and immoral to participate in the sin of trafficking the flesh of a child.
Treat the initial matter [live birth event] as a contractual nexus of which the United States has already received benefit [via existence of Federal Reserve Notes] ... Social Security "purchases" interest in the "live birth" once it is registered via the Social Security Act of 1936. This means whatever interest was acquired via that "purchase" was done under "necessity" via Article 1 section 8 clause 17 of the US Constitution [or it is in violation thereof], making the "live birth" and "acquisition" of the United States which would render any claim against NAME [live birth] acquired a "public debt obligation of the United States" of which can not be questioned ... so, when one approaches things in this manner, the claim is NOT against the mother/father/boy/girl, it is a claim against the United States making the "claimants" provocateurs, unless they can show where the treasury bonded them to meddle with that "interest" [estate] OR they get you to argue and transform the matter into an "act of insurrection or rebellion" and thus justify the act and action via a "falsified bounty contract" and since you would be the "tort-feasor" against the "interest", you get saddled with the burden.
let them fight this approach ... they will lose ... this is the "light baby" ... once an agent of darkness touches it, they will have an uncontrollable urge to seek out the light for further instructions or go mad attempting to fight it.
two cents, for what it is worth
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