Feb 27, 2010

Child Protective Services: CPS & Police Abuse Constitution, Invading Homes, Kidnapping Children

This news clip focuses on the Gates family of Texas, whose 13 children were removed via an inappropriate use of CPS's emergency removal abilities. In this case, the judge ordered an immediate return of the children, so long as they receive an independent evaluation (for safety). The evaluator's report was glowing, which CPS found "disappointing". CPS then entered the Gates family into the states central registry of child abusers. Since that time, according to this news clip, the Gates family has spent 8 years & $175,000 trying to have their names removed from the central registry. The family has gone on to form the Texas Center for Family Rights.