Jan 31, 2013


Under the 'TV' tab, above, I have a link to the program The Child Cases. This was a program done jointly by Frontline, NPR, & ProPublica. I would like to share some audio clips from NPR on the subject of Shaken Baby Syndrome.

Foolproof Forensics? The Jury Is Still Out
February 9, 2011

The Child Cases: Guilty Until Proved Innocent

June 29, 2011

June 30, 2011

March 29, 2012

April 7, 2012

December 4, 2012

December 21, 2012

Jan 29, 2013

State lawmaker wants CPS workers to be licensed, bonded

This video (and the written news story) can be found at
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I am personally aware of a Washington State CPS 'caseworker'
who does not have a bachelor's degree in a relevant field,
(social work, psychology, anthropology, sociology, education, etc.).

Jan 26, 2013

Woman convicted of abusing, kidnapping missing girl

I posted about Rilya Wilson three times in 2012:
on Dec 14 & Dec 6.
I have now come across an article in USA Today:
According to the unnamed author (copyright is given to The Associated Press), Geralyn Graham, Rilya Wilson's foster mother "was convicted Friday of child abuse and kidnapping ..., but a mistrial was declared on a murder charge after jurors were narrowly unable to agree."

Jan 25, 2013

CPS takes too long to investigate child abuse, report says

This video (and the written news story) can be found at

Jan 24, 2013

Schools could become hubs for many state social services

I have come across a very disturbing article: Schools could become hubs for many state social services. According to Paul Egan of the Detroit Free Press. "Schools could become new hubs for state services including welfare, child protection, job assistance, and even those related to vehicle registrations and driver's licenses...."

Jan 21, 2013

Oregon DHS' controversial removal of two siblings from foster-adopt parents

Below is the story of Oregon DHS'
controversial removal of two siblings
from foster-adopt parents 
Brenda Lincoln and Willie Norman.

This video (and the written news story) can be found at

This video (and the written news story) can be found at

Jan 20, 2013

Adoptive families fight curtailment cuts

This video (and the written news story) can be found at
"The state pays families who adopt children with histories of trauma, abuse, neglect and other issues an average of $26 a day to help offset the added costs that go along with having children with those special needs. Under the curtailment order, that subsidy would go down to $13 a day between April and June." (emphasis mine)

Jan 19, 2013

False Allegations - Only Fathers With $$ Can Fight Back


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As a mother, this has happened to me.
No parent (man or woman) should be falsely accused.

Jan 18, 2013

Freeing Bernie Baran

I have been unable to find a website for this documentary.
However, The Bernard Baran Justice Committee is listed in links.

Jan 17, 2013

The Truthseeker: Schools, Guns & Drugs

The Truthseeker: Schools, Guns & Drugs

Jan 16, 2013

re: infant Dontrell Melvin

This video (and the written news story) can be found at
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This video (and the written news story) can be found at
DCF in home a month before baby reported missing
(This news story links to transcripts from the abuse hotline,
& a DCF report on the family.)

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The story of Dontrell Melvin (& his siblings)
is, of course, unbelievably tragic.
And, to me, it begs the question,
"Why does CPS remove children from descent families,
while leaving children with families such as this?"
I simply do not understand.

Jan 15, 2013

State revokes Hauers' child foster care license

On November 8, 2012, I posted a video about Mona and Russell Hauer, who have been accused of starving their adopted son. It has come to my attention (via the article State revokes Hauers' child foster care license) that they were foster parents & have had their license revoked.

Jan 14, 2013

The Fifth Estate - Season 36 Episode 105: Diagnosis Murder

There is a link to the full episode here.
Unfortunately, you must live in Canada to view it.
However, the following videos and link are available.
(I have included each in the order that they appear on the site,
with the exception of the full episode, which appears first.)



Jan 12, 2013

CPS visitation trouble---Some parents may get to see kids soon

I have an update on my December 15, 2012 post
in which CPS claimed that misunderstandings were causing loss of visitation.

As in my Dec 15th post, there are links to related content.
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I feel the need to add an unprofessional comment here.
This "misunderstanding" on the part of CPS sure has taken a long time to fix.

Jan 3, 2013

a documentary in the making