Saturday, August 27, 2011

Michigan CPS and Failure To Prevent Injury

In the trial court, the judge ordered that the rights of the baby’s mother and father be terminated. The parents appealed the case to the Michigan Court of Appeals. They argued that there is no evidence against either of them that they were the perpetrator of any child abuse, and therefore the child should not be taken from them. However, the Michigan Court of Appeals affirmed the trial court’s ruling, stating that there need be no “definitive evidence regarding the identity of the perpetrator, where the evidence does show that the respondent or respondents must either have caused or failed to prevent the child’s injuries.” This ruling is one step closer to strict liability for unexplained infant injuries in Michigan. According to the Court of Appeals, the caretaking parent must have caused the injury, or he or she must have failed to prevent the injury. According to the Court of Appeals, either of these situations offer sufficient grounds for a judge to terminate a parent’s parental rights.

Read the entire story here.

The BS Behind Psychiatric DSM - Fraud Of Drugging People

While CPS is busy creating "special needs" children from normal children that they remove from the homes of loving families, the drug companies, doctors, the states, and even the foster homes or institutions are fattening their pockets. (Once a child is deemed "special needs", the federal government pays more money to all involved with that child.)

In drugging these innocent children, they are destroying their developing brains.

How, just how, do all involved in this fraud sleep at night knowing that they are lobotomizing the very children they claim to be protecting and caring for? How?!!

Psychiatry Exposed Part 1

Psychiatry Exposed Part 2

Psychiatry Exposed Part 3

Psychiatry Exposed Part 4

Psychiatry Exposed Part 5

Psychiatry Exposed Part 6

Psychiatry Exposed Part 7

Psychiatry Exposed Part 8

Psychiatry Exposed Part 9

Psychiatry Exposed Part 10

Psychiatry Exposed Part 11

Psychiatry Exposed Part 12

Psychiatry Exposed Part 13

Psychiatry Exposed Part 14

Psychiatry Exposed Part 15

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Send Us Stories - Possible Congressional Help

Hey everyone, we are wondering if any readers would like to share their CPS stories with us to be forwarded on to a US Senator who said he'd take a look at the situation and consider everything for an investigative Congressional hearing?

Send stories to

Please indlude your name, address, and phone # if you feel comfortable.

It's hard to say how this will pan out but it is hope, which is hard to find when contending with CPS.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Report Corruption To The FBI?

A lot of people are reporting CPS, the courts, Gals, and etc. to the FBI. We never thought about that before. While it would be wonderful if the FBI would do something about the plight of American families, we are quickly reminded how the FBI and CIA were involved (allegedly?) in the Franklin Cover Up and the whole Boys and Girls Town child sex trafficking ordeal. (Or was it just the CIA? Doesn't matter, it seems they all work hand in hand.)

We don't know how effective reporting corruption to the FBI would be but the FBI does post the following on their website:

Public Corruption
Why It’s Our #1 Criminal Priority


Public corruption is a breach of trust by federal, state, or local officials—often with the help of private sector accomplices. It’s also the FBI’s top criminal investigative priority. To explain why the Bureau takes public corruption so seriously and how we investigate, we talked with Special Agent Patrick Bohrer, assistant section chief of our Public Corruption/Civil Rights program at FBI Headquarters.

Question: Why is public corruption so high on the FBI’s list of investigative priorities?
Answer: Because of its impact. Corrupt public officials undermine our country’s national security, our overall safety, the public trust, and confidence in the U.S. government, wasting billions of dollars along the way. This corruption can tarnish virtually every aspect of society. For example, a border official might take a bribe, knowingly or unknowingly letting in a truck containing weapons of mass destruction. Or corrupt state legislators could cast deciding votes on a bill providing funding or other benefits to a company for the wrong reasons. Or at the local level, a building inspector might be paid to overlook some bad wiring, which could cause a deadly fire down the road.

Q: Can you describe the kinds of public corruption that the FBI investigates?
A: It really runs the gamut. Bribery is the most common. But there’s also extortion, embezzlement, racketeering, kickbacks, and money laundering, as well as wire, mail, bank, and tax fraud. Right now, based on our intelligence on emerging trends, we are focused specifically on several major issues: corruption along our national borders; corrupt officials who take advantage of natural disasters or economic crises to divert some of the government’s aid into their own pockets; and a myriad of officials who may personally benefit from the economic stimulus funding.

Q: Where do you find this corruption?
A: Just about everywhere—at the federal, state, and local levels throughout the country. And I should point out, the vast majority of our country’s public officials are honest and work hard to improve the lives of the American people. But a small number make decisions for the wrong reasons—usually, to line their own pockets or those of friends and family. These people can be found—and have been found—in legislatures, courts, city halls, law enforcement departments, school and zoning boards, government agencies of all kinds (including those that regulate elections and transportation), and even companies that do business with government.

Q: How does the FBI investigate public corruption?
A: We’re in a unique position to investigate allegations of public corruption. Our lawful use of sophisticated investigative tools and methods—like undercover operations, court-authorized electronic surveillance, and informants—often gives us a front-row seat to witness the actual exchange of bribe money or a backroom handshake that seals an illegal deal…and enough evidence to send the culprits to prison. But we have plenty of help. We often work in conjunction with the inspector general offices from various federal agencies, as well as with our state and local partners. And we depend greatly on assistance from the public. So let me end by saying, if anyone out there has any information about potential wrongdoing by a public official, please submit a tip online or contact your local FBI field office. Your help really makes a difference.


While reporting the corruption you believe is involved in your CPS case does help you document all of what is going on and what you have done to remedy the situation, we are unsure just how helpful it would be. It really is hard to know who to trust or count on once you are involved with CPS.

More Evidence Of Corruption In Family Court - Kentucky

With this kind of stuff going on, how can any parent or family member expect to have a fair and impartial hearing on matters involving their children? It is sickening how the judge speaks to this parent.

Click here to read a PDF file of a court filing in this case.

Another CPS Failure - CPS: Custody of 1-Year-Old Is "Temporary"

By Randy McIlwain | Tuesday, Aug 23, 2011 | Updated 8:23 PM CDT

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Child Protective Services has taken custody of a 1-year-old whose father is accused of killing the boy's siblings, but the agency said called the move a "temporary measure."

Naim Muhammad is charged with counts of capital murder in the drowning deaths of 3-year-old Elijah and 5-year-old Naim. Police said Muhammad killed his sons hours after abducting them while they and Kametra Sampson, his estranged girlfriend, were walking to school Monday morning.

Muhammad allegedly tried to break into his Sampson's home to kidnap 1-year-old Jeremiah after kidnapping the older children.

Sampson's brother, Brandon Turner, and his girlfriend Keosha Smith fought to keep Jeremiah away from him.

CPS said it had concerns about the safety of the children.

"We have been involved with the family before, and most recently starting in January, because of the domestic violence that was going on between the parents that was putting the children at risk," CPS spokeswoman Marissa Gonzalez said.

She said the children were not abused in the prior domestic disputes, but Jeremiah will remain in state custody until CPS can be certain Sampson's home is physically and emotionally safe for his return.

"There's so many questions about what led up to this very tragic incident, what's been going on with the family the last several days," Gonzalez said. "This is a temporary measure at this point and not something that's uncommon when this type of situation develops."

Gonzalez said CPS is working with Sampson to reunite her with her son. She said the agency would allow a family member to take custody of Jeremiah if he or she does not have a criminal record or prior history with CPS.


And They Are Still Foster Parents?

4 sue state over abusive Tacoma foster home

Four former foster children sue the state Department of Social and Health Services, saying their foster parents beat, drugged and sexually abused them.

By Christine Clarridge

Seattle Times staff reporter

The state Department of Social and Health Services has been sued by four former foster children who say they were beaten and sexually abused in a Tacoma foster home that never should have been licensed, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday.

The victims were "sexually, physically and psychologically terrorized for the pleasure and profit of their foster-care providers."

"It was not a home," said Jeremy Johnston, an attorney for plaintiffs, who are now adults and living in Tacoma. "It was a house of horrors."

Thomas Shapley, a spokesman for the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS), declined to comment on the suit, which was filed in Pierce County Superior Court.

The lawsuit alleges that the former foster parents, Jose and Juanita Miranda, were both on welfare and collecting disability payments when the state licensed them to operate a foster-care home between 1997 and 2003.

Jose Miranda died behind bars in 2009 after he had been sentenced to more than 10 years in prison for raping and molesting foster children. His wife died of a drug overdose in Tacoma's McKinley Park in 2006, according to the lawsuit.

The lawsuit alleges that the children were routinely drugged with sleeping pills and forced to engage in sexual acts with Jose Miranda, and the other foster children, in a padlocked room in the basement dedicated to that purpose

The suit also alleges that the Mirandas forced the children to wear diapers and pretend to have bed-wetting issues to increase their foster-care benefits, to eat expired food and consume their own vomit when they were sick.

The foster children were beaten with broomsticks, frying pans and nail-studded sticks, the suit alleges, and forced to clean their foster father after he had used the bathroom. One of the children was forced to wear a dog leash and walk around naked on her hands and knees, the lawsuit alleges.

The lawsuit charges that DSHS ignored years of complaints from social workers, guardians, teachers, neighbors, relatives, coaches, family friends, parents of the foster children and the children themselves.

According to the lawsuit, DSHS approved Juanita Miranda as a foster parent despite a long history of drug use and criminal violations. Her own two biological children were taken from her by Child Protective Services in California because of drug use and neglect, and she was arrested in that state more than 50 times, the suit alleges.

The suit claims that Juanita Miranda was also under the supervision of Washington's Department of Corrections when she was granted her foster-care license and that DSHS failed to revoke her license even after later receiving reports about her criminal history.

She was never charged with a crime in connection with the abuse, the lawsuit claims.

According to the lawsuit, the abuse began when the children were as young as 5 and continued through their teens.

Tacoma police began an investigation in 2005 after Jose Miranda confessed his crimes to a nurse while he was hospitalized, according to the suit.

Court documents indicate that Jose Miranda was charged in 2007 with three counts of first-degree child rape, two counts of first-degree child molestation and two counts of third-degree assault of a child.

The lawsuit claims Jose and Juanita Miranda should never have been licensed and that their personal histories and their physical and financial circumstances should have made them ineligible to become foster parents.

"There were multiple opportunities for the state to save these children from this nightmare," said Johnston, the attorney for the four former foster children. "But they failed to act."

Christine Clarridge: 206-464-8983 or

Seattle Times news researcher Miyoko Wolf contributed to this report.


Tuesday, August 23, 2011


If you want to see how family court handles parents and their constitutional rights, check out the following link. It may be unbelieveable to some but we know for a fact that this kind of thing happens in most every case presented by CPS.

Click here to read more about this matter on

Monday, August 22, 2011

If / When Children Return From Foster Care, Check Their Credit Reports

As if things aren't bad enough and like families don't have enough to worry about already! Identity thieves are taking children's Social Security numbers, many of these children are in foster care. Be sure to check your child's credit reports!

Child Identity Theft Takes Advantage Of Kids' Unused Social Security Numbers

Every few weeks, Stephanie McManis receives a phone call from a collection agency asking for someone she never met. She recently opened a letter from a bank threatening to sue her for defaulting on a loan she never took out. She checks her credit report monthly, disputing late payments on emergency room visits she never made.

McManis, 31, says she is a victim of identity theft, a well-documented problem these days. One detail elevates her case from the typical, however: her identity was stolen when she was 12 years old. Now, nearly two decades later, she still can't separate herself from a checkered financial past created before she was old enough to drive.

"It's frustrating because I'm constantly having to jump through hoops," McManis said. "I'm resigned to the fact that I will be dealing with this for the rest of my life."

Experts say children represent an emerging market for identity thieves who steal their Social Security numbers because they offer clean slates that can be used to commit fraud for years without detection. Many victims don't learn about the crime until they are young adults and find their credit in tatters as they are rejected for student loans, jobs and places to live.

Even as recent data breaches at large corporations have raised awareness about safeguarding consumer information, children's Social Security numbers are lying around little-guarded places not accustomed to fearing cyber-attacks -- like schools and pediatric centers -- constituting a goldmine for criminals seeking untainted identities.

If left unchecked, child identity theft poses risks not only to young adults, but also to the financial system by eroding confidence that loans will be repaid, experts say.

"There's a systemic financial impact, as well as what we should be doing morally, ethically and legally to help our children have a future that they design on their own," Michelle Dennedy, a privacy consultant and founder of, said at a July conference on child identity theft sponsored by the Federal Trade Commission.

With increasing frequency, cyberthieves are hijacking those futures, tapping the pristine Social Security numbers of children for adult purposes, enabling undocumented immigrants to gain employment and people with tainted credit to secure credit cards, mortgages and car loans, experts say.

Utah officials have started checking a state employment database with a list of Utah children on public aid, finding "thousands" of workers using children's identities to acquire jobs, according to Utah Assistant Attorney General Richard Hamp. In one recent case, nine people were using a 9-year-old's Social Security number to gain employment, Hamp said.

"I have prosecuted a number of those cases at this stage and can tell you -- I've got kids that are brick masons. I've got kids that are waitresses. I've got kids that are carpenters," Hamp said at the FTC forum.


Last year, about 8 percent of identity theft complaints came from victims 19 and younger, slightly more than the year before, according to the Federal Trade Commission. More than 140,000 children are victims of identity theft each year, according to ID Analytics, which sells identity fraud protection and based its estimate on a one-year review of children enrolled in its services.

Both figures are probably much higher, experts say, because parents typically don't monitor their child's credit report, assuming one should not exist. And even if they did, the fraud may go undetected by credit bureaus because identity thieves pair children's Social Security numbers with new names and birthdays.

Debix, which sells identity protection services, says it recently ran credit reports on 381 cases of confirmed child identity theft and found credit reports only turned up fraudulent activity in four cases, or 1 percent.

Child identity theft is driven largely by organized crime, but undocumented immigrants and family members are also using children's Social Security numbers to start new lives or pay bills, experts say. Foster children are particularly vulnerable to identity theft because their personal information is floating through the foster-care system, experts say.

Jaleesa Suell entered foster care when she was 8 years old and was placed in six different foster families. At some point, someone used her identity to apply for a credit card, she said.

When Jaleesa turned 21 last year, she said she was denied her first credit card. Then she noticed on her credit report an account opened when she was 17 with payments in default. Despite six months of corresponding with credit bureaus and the bank, she has been unable to have the fraudulent payments removed.

She fears the issue won't be resolved in time for graduation when she will need credit to rent an apartment -- a cruel irony for someone who grew up in foster care.

"I've spent my life wondering if I'll have a place to stay," she said. "And now that my identity is stolen I find myself in the same circumstance."

To combat identity theft among foster children, Rep. Jim Langevin (D-R.I.) has introduced legislation that would require states to annually obtain their credit reports and prohibit states from using their Social Security numbers to identify them.

"These youth already face so many unique challenges and it is unconscionable that we are seeing more and more evidence of identity theft that further hinders their ability to become self-sufficient young adults," Langevin said in a statement.


In the largest study on child identity theft to date, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University found that 10 percent of children were victims of identity theft, compared with less than 1 percent of adults.

Though not scientific, the study, which was published this spring, analyzed more than 800,000 records, including 40,000 belonging to minors, that were compromised by data breaches in 2009 and 2010. The information was provided by Debix, which sells identity theft services and offers free scans for parents who want to find out if a credit file exists on their child.

The stolen identities were used to purchase homes and cars, open credit card accounts, gain employment and obtain driver's licenses, the report found. The youngest victim was five months old. In one case, eight people are suspected of opening 42 accounts and incurring more than $725,000 in debt using a 17-year-old's Social Security number.

Many child identity thefts begin with a cyber attack, according to Bo Holland, chief executive of Debix. Hackers are now using computer viruses and botnets, or networks of infected computers, to search for specific documents on computers such as tax records and health records, which contain children's Social Security numbers, Holland said.

Once stolen, children's Social Security numbers are sold to human traffickers or thieves looking to open fraudulent credit accounts, authorities say. Last fall, two men in Newark, Del., were convicted of stealing the identities of more than 93 victims, including 44 children, and using them to open 343 credit cards, 54 bank accounts and two shell businesses over six years, resulting in about $1 million in losses.

For $40 to $80, websites illegally sell 9-digit "credit privacy numbers," which are clean Social Security numbers mostly belonging to children, according to Jennifer Walker, who works in the Office of the Inspector General of the Social Security Administration.

And if thieves are unable to buy or steal a child's Social Security number, they may be able to guess it. In fact, children's numbers are easier to predict than adults' numbers thanks to a government program created in 1987, according to Alessandro Acquisti, associate professor at Carnegie Mellon University.

The Social Security Administration's program encouraged parents to apply for their newborn's Social Security numbers at birth to prevent identity thieves from hijacking their child's Social Security numbers before they could apply for them.

But the program had the opposite effect because Social Security numbers have been issued in a predictable sequence based on when and where a child was born. So when nearly all children began receiving Social Security numbers at birth, thieves could infer all nine digits based on publicly available information, Acquisti said.

In June, the Social Security Administration hoped to fix this by assigning a randomized series of numbers, but the more predictable Social Security numbers will remain in effect for people born before this summer.

"We're talking about hundreds of millions of Social Security numbers that are still potentially predicable," Acquisti said. "We've made the job of identity theft way too easy."


While they have long focused on financial institutions, online thieves have also begun targeting organizations that store vast amounts of children's Social Security numbers, such as health care providers and schools. But those agencies often fail to properly safeguard the information or promptly disclose data breaches when they occur.

Last July, a Bronx man was charged with filing false tax returns by using Social Security numbers of children who were patients of pediatric cancer and other hospitals in New York City.

In January, health care insurer Health Net learned that computer servers containing data on nearly two million members, employees and health care providers went missing. But the company waited nearly two months to report the breach, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. Then it began offering free credit-monitoring services to enrollees whose information may have been compromised.

That was when Simon Umscheid learned his 6-year-old son Ian was apparently the victim of identity theft. After the data breach at Health Net, an identity thief set up several bank accounts and bought jewelry and cable television service under his son's name, racking up about $14,000. Umscheid said the fraud is being resolved, but he remains angry with Health Net, which also suffered a major data breach in 2009.

"It's incredibly frustrating," he said. "My son obviously doesn't understand what's going on and we haven’t talked to him about it. You feel victimized."

Meanwhile, at least 26 states now collect Social Security numbers from students to track their future performance in the workplace, according to the Data Quality Campaign.

But schools have struggled to secure children's identities. The education sector represented 12 percent of all data breaches last year, according to the security firm Symantec. And this year, data breaches at schools have continued.

In one example, officials at Lancaster County School District in Lancaster, S.C., sent letters in April notifying parents that hackers had broken into a system housing the Social Security numbers of about 25,000 students. In June, two laptops containing Social Security numbers of 10,000 students and staff from northern Illinois were stolen from a car, according to the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse.

"There are likely many schools that have exposed data that don’t understand how exposed it is," said Robert Hamilton, senior manager of product marketing at Symantec.

Some parents have fought efforts to collect sensitive information on their children. After strong opposition from parents and school boards, the Maine legislature this year removed language in a state law that required schools to collect student's Social Security numbers.

Such groundswells of protest should happen more often, privacy advocates say. Parents should be skeptical when giving out their child's Social Security numbers, particularly when there is no apparent need for it, Dennedy said.

"There's not enough education in the marketplace to tell parents to push back when someone asks you for their Social Security number to join a church canoe trip," she said at a forum last month. "They probably won't be trying to get a credit card in the canoe. I'm not sure why they're even asking for that kind of information."


For victims of child identity theft, the damage can take years to unwind. After graduating college in 2001, Stephanie McManis applied for her first credit card, but was rejected.

Only after she requested her credit report did she learn that someone else had used her identity since she was 12 years old, she said. Her credit report was "inches thick," she said, filled with unpaid mortgages, car loans, cell phone contracts and credit card debt.

McManis filed a report with her local police department and authorities tracked down the woman who was using her identity and living just a few hours away in Avon, Ohio, just west of Cleveland.

Avon Police Officer Kevin Krugman, who investigated the case, said the Social Security numbers of the two women are one digit off and he believed the confusion was caused by "nothing more than a clerical error" by someone at a credit agency, not identity theft.

"Their identities are tied together for good until they take care of it," Krugman said.

But privacy advocates familiar with McManis' case still believe she is a victim of identity theft. Dennedy said local police departments often do not want to conduct thorough investigations of identity theft because they do not have the time or resources. And if it was an honest mistake, Dennedy said, why is this woman still using McManis' Social Security number today?

"Cops don’t want to believe it's identity theft because they have to close their cases," Dennedy said. "They don't understand the harm. Even if it was an honest mistake, and you still can't get a house or a loan, the impact is the same. You're still stuck with someone else's bad credit."

A few years ago, McManis was denied a mortgage on a house because the other woman had filed for foreclosure. The issue was eventually straightened out, but the calls from collection agencies asking for hospital bill payments continue.

To this day, McManis does not know how her identity was stolen. She knows the woman's name and has found her Facebook page, but has never contacted her directly because she does not want to appear to threaten her. The woman did not return calls for comment.

"I'm angry at her but also frustrated with the system," McManis said. "I shouldn’t have to prove myself when I've had good credit my whole life."

5 tips for parents to protect their children from identity theft:

1. Don’t carry around a child’s Social Security card. This increases the risk of losing the card, which is the most common way identity thieves obtain a child’s information.

2. Be discriminating when asked for a child’s personal information. If it has to be provided, ask how it will be stored. If the information will not be retained, inquire how any record of it will be destroyed or returned.

3. Cross-shred documents with personal identifying information before disposing of them.

4. Don’t post children’s pictures online. Most digital cameras have geocoding features that embed within images the location where pictures were taken. This gives identity thieves information they can use to steal children’s identities.

5. Don’t give children their Social Security numbers until they understand how and why to protect the numbers.


Can't Even Trust The Psych Docs

The below article goes to show that anyone involved with your child (through CPS or otherwise) might do something awful to them.

With so many foster children seeing these kinds of doctors, you have to wonder how many untold stories of psych doc molestation/rape may be going untold.

This doc sure is getting a short sentence!

Harford child psychologist pleads guilty to abusing 3 girls

By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun

9:37 p.m. EDT, August 22, 2011
A Harford County child psychologist pleaded guilty Monday to child abuse and sexual assault of three young girls he had been treating at his Fallston office.

David Wayne Schrumpf, 55, of Whiteford will serve six years in prison, where he will undergo sex offender treatment, under terms of a plea agreement filed in Harford County Circuit Court. He is charged with one count of child sex abuse and two counts of second-degree assault.

Schrumpf will be required to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life. He must also surrender his license to practice psychology and cannot seek another in any jurisdiction, according to the plea agreement.

The charges arose after one 7-year-old girl reported to her mother that Schrumpf had touched her inappropriately during a session at his office. Two other victims, who were 9 and 10 years old at the time of the abuse, came forward during the investigation, county State's Attorney Joseph I. Cassilly said. All the incidents occurred at Schrumpf's office in Fallston over a year beginning in October 2009, Cassilly said.

Sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 31 in Harford County Circuit Court before Judge Maurice Baldwin.


Sunday, August 21, 2011

Meeting on Laura Cummings Law to be Held Monday

BUFFALO, NY - Local lawmakers say they will press even harder for passage of what is known as the Laura Cummings law to make sure social services workers can better protect vulnerable people. They're frustrated it has not been approved so far.

The law is based on the case of Laura Cummings who's own mother admitted killing her in January 2010 in their North Collins home where she was also abused by one of her brothers.

The bill, which was spurred by a 2 On Your Side investigation, would require workers from Child and Adult Protective Services to get a court order to enter a home to check on an individual after they are twice denied access. It would also go after anyone who would deny such access and that may be why the bill stalled in the Assembly according to one State Senator who sponsored the measure.

Senator George Maziarz said, "It would have made it a crime for individuals to deny access to an individual that they were harming. And I think that criminal penalty is what slowed this thing down and stopped it in the New York State Assembly. And we're gonna try to put some pressure on the Assembly when we go back...we will be going back in September."

Maziarz says the measure did pass in the State Senate and the Governor was expected to sign it. He and other members of the local delegation in the Senate and Assembly will hold a press conference on this subject Monday morning in Buffalo.