State Agencies Criminally Snatch Children Like Putting Eggs in a Farmer’s Basket
Alamo Ministries files Federal suit to stop Arkansas DHS abuse
By Greg Szymanski, JD
April 13, 2009
Innocent children are being snatched up by state agencies like filling eggs in a farmer’s morning basket.
The more eggs the more money the market brings.
And, likewise, the more children the more federal money pours into state coffers.
In essence, human kindness and compassion disappears, being replaced with state control and a bottom line approach. This approach not only erases humanitarian concerns but exemplifies man’s ultimate inhumanity to man.
No better example of this then to look at the recent state kidnapping of over 35 children of the Arkansas Alamo Ministries.
Here state authorities kidnapped children by gunpoint last September based on trumped up charges of child abuse. Charges which even a state court judge couldn’t find in recent custody hearings. But instead of doing the right thing and releasing the children, he used legal technicalities to keep the children in foster care.
The Ministry, however, is fighting back and recently filed a federal lawsuit. Here is a portion of the press release regarding the suit:
Tony Alamo Christian Ministries and two parents to file complaint today in Federal Court in Texarkana, at 2:00 p.m. seeking to enjoin state officials from forcing them to leave their church.
Texarkana, Arkansas (MMD Newswire) April 9, 2009 — The Tony Alamo Ministries will file a complaint in federal court seeking to enjoin the Arkansas Department of Human Services from disrupting it’s operation as an organization by harassing it’s members and using the unlawful seizure of children to shut down the church.
The church and parents seek to enjoin DHS from requiring parents to leave the church as a prerequisite to getting their children back, to stop DHS from picking up any more children on the basis of an ex parte order without an opportunity to be heard, to stop DHS from taking the unborn children from its members at the time of birth, and to stop the unlawful vaccination of children against the parents religious beliefs and in contrast to Arkansas law.
Today, distinguished civil rights lawyer, Phillip E. Kuhn, filed a complaint with the US District Court for the Western District of Arkansas on behalf of Tony Alamo Christian Ministries alleging violations of the church’s first amendments rights as well as Fourth, Fifth and Fourteenth amendment violations. Mr. Kuhn is the lead attorney for CPSWatch Legal team, a joint effort on behalf of two National Organizations known for serving as citizen watchdogs for child protection services. According to the complaint, the state court violated their rights and then issued a GAG order preventing them from seeking redress.
Further information can be found at http://www.savethechildren.com, a website put together by concerned parents detailing some of the abuses of the Florida system.
Here is another recent Arkansas horror story sent by Cindy Dye, detailing what happened to her brother after the state got involved with his family affairs:
“DHS kidnapped my brother’s two children from school because the kids told the counselor the spent the night in the truck. It was a bad decision on Chris White’s part but he was too ashamed to come and ask 5 different family members for a place to stay.
“DHS spent over a year brainwashing the children against their father and finally in the end DHS won and talked the girls into saying Chris raped them. The youngest has told two of my family members it never happened. She was pressured, not just by warped caseworkers but by a therapist at Ozark Guidance Center, the Children’s Advocacy Center, and Tammy Mullins, chief counselor for the Department of Human Services. There are no checks and balances in this system. My brother is an innocent man sitting in Cummins for five years now and never did a thing. He is not elligible for parole until he is 68. They might have well given him life. We have proof and lawyers will do nothing. We hired the best in the state according to all other attorneys in the area for Chris’s appeal, Jeff Rozensweig out of Little Rock.
“After spending 20,000 dollars in lawyer and investigator fees, Chris just lost his Rule 37 and still sits an innocent man in prison.
“They ruined those to precious little girls’ lives by forcing their Dad into prison for something he never did. Judge Finch’s latest stunt was to bring our family into a hearing and tell us we were to have no contact with the girls whatsoever and we could be arrested if we tried. We have videos on you tube under free chris white, my sister Janelle Natalie made them from her computer in Florida and out of freedom of speech, she refuses to take them down. All they say is how much we love and miss our family and want them to come home. DHS lied to the kids saying no one in the family ever wanted them. They are adopted out to 2 different strange families who want nothing to do with any of us, saying it is over. How can it be over? We went to attorney after attorney trying to get those kids in our home and no one would help us. Come to find out they work for the system, ad litem attorneys. We have been lied to so many times. It is all such a nightmare.”
Here is some information compiled from several newspaper stories around the country telling how the system has gone haywire:
Child protection is one of the biggest businesses in the country. We spend $12 billion a year on it. The money goes to tens ofthousands of state employees, collateral professionalssuch as lawyers, court personnel,court investigators, evaluators and guardians,judges, and CPS contracted vendors such ascounselors, therapists, more evaluators, junk psychologists, residential facilities, foster parents,adoptive parents, MSPCC, Big Brothers/Big Sisters (Big Brothers have been said tobe homosexuals and Big Sisters are alleged tobe lesbians), YMCA, etc. Service providers, called vendors, holdmulti-million dollar contracts with CPS.
Families are ordered to engage in “services” with these contracted vendors, all of whom bill Medicaid at enormously inflated rates for“services” that are often inappropriate, unnecessary,and completely irrelevant to the families’situation, or to child maltreatment.
Nothing in our life experience is more devastating than the abrupt, brutal, and unwarranted forced separation by strangers. Coercive or highly suggestive interrogation techniques can create a significant risk that the interrogation itself will distort the child’s recollection of events, thereby undermining the reliability of the statements and subsequent testimony concerning such events.
Threats, bribes, promises of rewards, and other forms of psychological duress are often applied by social workers as they seek disclosure from children.
Promises are often made to children by child protective caseworkers that they will be allowed to leave, and return to their parents, once they “disclose” the alleged abuse.
This helps explain the financial infrastructure that provides the motivation for DSS to take people’s children—and not give them back.
In 1974, Walter Mondale promoted the Child Abuse and Prevention Act which began feeding massive amounts of federal funding to states to set up programs to combat child abuse and neglect. From that came Child “Protective” Services, as we know it today. After the bill passed, Mondale himself expressed concerns that it could be misused.
Then in 1997, President Clinton passed the “Adoption and Safe Families Act.”
The public relations campaign promoted it as a way to help abused and neglected children who languished in foster care for years, often being shuffled among dozens of foster homes, never having a real home and family. In a press release from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services dated November 24, 1999, it refers to “President Clinton’s initiative to double by 2002 the number of children in foster care who are adopted or otherwise permanently placed.”
Here is what one reader had to say about the abuses going on because of the Clinton legislation:
The Adoption and Safe Families Act, set in motion by President Bill Clinton, offered cash “bonuses” to the states for every child they adopted out of foster care. In order to receive the “adoption incentive bonuses,” local
They must have merchandise (children) that sells and you must have plenty of them so the buyer can choose. Some counties are known to give a $4,000.00 bonus for each child adopted and an additional $2,000.00 for a “special needs” child. Employees work to keep the federal dollars flowing.
The National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect in 1998, reported that six times as many children died in foster care than in the general public and that once removed to official “safety,” these children are far more likely to suffer abuse, including sexual molestation than in the general population.
According to the California Little Hoover Commission Report in 2003, 30% to 70% of the children in California group homes do not belong there and should not have been removed from their homes.
The system cannot be trusted. It does not serve the people.