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A mess is not a crime!

CPS Plans Third Visit to Family for Not Cleaning Up Enough

. Here is a cry for help — this dad’s and my own. I’m looking for someone to write a post or booklet on “How to Fight CPS” that is not a snarling screed (however cathartic), but filled with relevant laws, websites, and even phone numbers/emails that people can contact for legal help. Let me […]

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Maria is raising six kids. This one got himself up and out while his mom slept, which is somehow a crime.

The Mom Arrested for Oversleeping Speaks Out

. This is from Maria Hasankolli, the Connecticut mom who was arrested for oversleeping while her 8-year-old son got ready for school and started walking there on his own. She wrote it in the comments to yesterday’s post here about her. (Boldface mine.): I may be tossing a pebble in the pond here, but none-the-less; Lucan (my […]

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Xray vision...but not for justice.

A Bone Fracture Leads CPS to Remove Two Girls from Their Home

. Here’s another horrifying case from the Family Defense Center in Chicago. A baby’s fractured leg convinced the Department of Child and Family Services that she has been abused, despite the fact that fractures like hers are common in kids, and there was absolutely no other evidence against the parents. The state fought tooth and […]

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