Sep 21, 2012
Sep 20, 2012
Sep 18, 2012
I have been following the recent work of Bill Windsor,
who is traveling around America filming people's stories of corruption
for a documentary.
The video's are coming too fast & are too many for me to re-post.
You may find information by using the following links.
Sep 17, 2012
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In response to this post by VacTruth, I posted two comments, which I will include below:
Thank you VacTruth for sharing this video. Thank you to all of the previous posters who either shared their stories or shared the informative links.
I would like to share my story (in a nutshell).
My child was born during the summer of 2001. During birth, he experienced several periods of deceleration, one of which lasted for over 6-minutes. We was rushed into a room for C-section. The RN caring for us very definitely believed that a C-section should be performed, although when my obstetrician arrived, he wouldn’t perform one.
At 4-months of age, my child suffered a neurological reaction to his vaccinations (ie lethargy & much less movement in his legs). I contacted his pediatrician, who said it was a reaction to the Pertusus vaccine & advised not giving my child any further Pertusus vaccinations.
On May 22nd 2002, at 10-months of age, my child had a seizure. My child was status epilepticus & had to be placed under a medically induced coma. I was told, in a brief (> 5-minute) meeting with the neurologist (the only time that any MD at that hospital would speak with me), that my child had been a victim of SBS.
Both myself & my child’s father passed polygraph exams. My family (my father, mother, & sister) would all later pass polygraph exams as well. Everyone else who had contact with my child during the time medical staff said he was injured (my child’s father’s girlfriend, their roommate, & my child’s paternal grandparents) have continuously refused to take polygraph exams, which is still unbelievable (& scary) to me. (My child's babysitter, who had been with him 12-24 hours before the estimated time frame was also not required to take a polygraph exam, although I do not know whether or not she ever volunteered to take one.)
Despite this, the MD’s in this hospital would not speak with me. (My child’s paternal grandmother worked at that hospital; this is the only explanation I have for this behavior.) CPS would later place my child under the care of my child’s father & his girlfriend. (My child would later be emotionally abused by dad’s girlfriend, something that certainly leads me to question her.) Later, when looking at CPS records, I saw that my child’s ‘diagnosis’ had been listed as either “shaken baby syndrome or a possible re-bleed.” (“Re-bleed? What does THAT mean?”)
Because doctor’s would not speak with me, they had not known about my child’s birth (which occurred at another hospital) or his reaction to the Pertusus vaccination. Also because the doctor’s would not speak with me, I was unable to ask any questions.
No one was charged with a crime, which was unbelievably terrifying & infuriating to me at the time. When later asked, the police stated their belief that there was another explanation; they said that they had received very different stories/explanations from different doctors. (This is something I would not know, as [again] they had not spoken with me.) When I heard this, my first thought had been that the police were being lazy & didn’t want to take the time to find the perpetrator. However, with all of the questions now surrounding SBS, I now wonder.
Needless to say, I still have so many questions. Was my child injured or not? What does “re-bleed” mean? Would the decelerations at birth & reaction to the Pertusus immunization be important for an accurate diagnosis? Unfortunately, at this time, I cannot afford to pay an “expert” to examine my child’s medical records & give me an answer.
Another fact that may be important is that my child had been ill with the flu 2-3 weeks prior to his seizures.
Sep 16, 2012
Sep 14, 2012
Sep 13, 2012
According to the news story, County hands over $1 million dollars to family whose son was taken by Child Protective Services (May 18, 2012),
Kern County is handing over one million dollars to a family in the Weldon area for wrongfully taking their son out of their home in 2008. The dispute started between the child's school, South Fork Elementary School and parents over what their kid could eat. While the school can't comment on the case until the settlement is signed; attorneys on both sides are talking about the bigger issues being brought out by this case.
Sep 10, 2012
Sep 8, 2012
I'm watching 9/11: Heroes of the 88th Floor on TLC. An individual spoke, saying: “If you've ever seen a child separated from it’s parents, that's probably the most pure fear you'll ever see.” That is probably the best quote that I've heard in a long time.
While the individual on the TLC was talking about the fear he saw in people [adults] in the Twin Towers, this is a very basic (primal) fear in everyone, especially in people (particularly children) going through crisis. That is why CPS needs to be so careful in the decisions that they make.
Sep 7, 2012
While this blog generally features news videos (or links to news articles with videos) or documentaries, there is a piece on The Daily Beast that I feel is worth sharing. I will share a quote from Parents Wrongly Accused of Child Abuse Struggle to Get Kids Back, which shows why I think that this is an important post.
Most people hear about the failure of child-protective services only when they don’t act fast enough and children die. But the opposite problem—when children are removed from their homes in error—rarely makes the news, even though it happens startlingly often.
This is the issue. While they sadly are a necessary service, they often "get it wrong." Mistakes can be made, either in returning a child to an abusive situation (or never intervene adequately - if at all - in the first place), or they wrongly remove a child from a safe home. Either way, the child is traumatized.
tags: health care
Sep 6, 2012
This video (and the written news story) can be found here:
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I don't often offer an opinion on the news that I re-post here.
But I feel that I must make a statement here.
It seems to be common knowledge that CPS falsifies records.
It feel that it is past time for there to be consequences for this
Sep 1, 2012
On August 16, 2012, the Marilyn Stowe Blog published a story How to deal with every parent's nightmare. (Simply click on the link to view the story & the video that I have re-posted here.) This story covers the horrors experienced by the Nevin family (David, Julie, & their son Reilly).