Submitted by AK4RP2012 on Sat, 05/10/2008 – 14:24
in Daily Paul Liberty Forum
UPDATE 5/13/08: Texas mental health professionals are speaking out against the CPS’s gestapo-like treatment of mothers and children!!!!
A couple weeks into the CPS raid on the FLDS ranch in Texas, a group of licensed professional counselors were summarily dismissed from their duties, accused by the CPS of being “too compassionate.” Isn’t it the alleged job of CPS to care for children? Then why all the concern about the contracted professional counselors actually caring about the children and mothers, you must wonder?
Read the reports from the Mental Health counselors who were contracted to provide services to the detainees. They are heart-breaking. One little boy broke from the line up and went over to a cop and said “You’re the police. Help me get my mother back. She has done nothing wrong.” The policeman could only say “I can’t do that.” Heart breaking.
There are 11 PDFs linked to from the SL Trib. article. Read them all and weep. Seriously. You will cry.
These mental health professionals stated that the CPS were awful toward the mothers and children. The mental health professionals further testified that the women were excellent mothers. They disciplined their children in kindness, not anger. They were model mothers and their children were model children, always polite, considerate, helpful.
The mental health board is now beginning an investigation of these claims. I understand that the board contains county commissioners and other elected officials. This promises to be a big deal, now that the very people charged with caring for the “prisoners” are speaking out against the CPS Gestapo.
You will see the accusations the CPS made against the mothers, dirty rotten stuff that has not come out before this. CPS agents were telling the counselors that the FLDS women had all sorts of STDs, for example (that is laughable, if it weren’t so downright nasty).
These are “must reads”. I will direct link to the PDFs here, also. You may want to right-click (ctrl-click) and “Save as” to your hard drive, so you can grab them all and read them at your leisure:
The Article: http://www.sltrib.com/ci_9238520
The testimonies of the licensed professional counselors:
(READ THEM ALL)
“This was a travesty”: http://extras.mnginteractive.com/live/media/site297/2008/051…
“This situation was a tragedy.” http://extras.mnginteractive.com/live/media/site297/2008/051…
“It was heartwrenching.” http://extras.mnginteractive.com/live/media/site297/2008/051…
“Our roles bacame… confidant and a broker.” http://extras.mnginteractive.com/live/media/site297/2008/051…
“That is a very good question.” http://extras.mnginteractive.com/live/media/site297/2008/051…
“Ashamed of being a Texan.” http://extras.mnginteractive.com/live/media/site297/2008/051…
“I often felt helpless.” http://extras.mnginteractive.com/live/media/site297/2008/051…
“Vast amounts of hypocrisy.” http://extras.mnginteractive.com/live/media/site297/2008/051…
“Even to be an observer was difficult.” http://extras.mnginteractive.com/live/media/site297/2008/051…
“This incident… is not what America or Texas stands for.” http://extras.mnginteractive.com/live/media/site297/2008/051…
“Even the simplest request was discounted.” http://extras.mnginteractive.com/live/media/site297/2008/051…
This should send chills down the spine of all parents everywhere in this country.
Texas claims, “”We’re the legal parents” and we’ll do whatever we please with them.
Digg it! http://digg.com/health/Texas_will_immunize_FLDS_children_We_…
Texas will immunize FLDS children
By Brooke Adams
The Salt Lake Tribune
Posted: 5:09 PM- Texas authorities have asked foster
care providers to immunize every FLDS child – despite
some parents’ concerns about possible negative
The Texas Department of Family and Protective
Services sent letters to 16 group homes and shelters
this week asking them to line up shots for the
“It appears to be a totally unimmunized
population,” said Patrick Crimmins, department
spokesman. “We’re the legal parents of the children
and we would like for them to be immunized.”
Crimmins said the state requires all children in
custody to be immunized for their “health and safety.”
He said no one would be forced to get inoculations;
older children specifically would have the opportunity
to decline the shots.
A Dallas attorney called the demand “outrageous.”
“The truth is [FLDS parents] don’t kow what to
do,” said Polly R. O’Toole, who represents one child.
“They would prefer to make that decision. But they are
afraid to exercise any options out of fear they will
be perceived as uncooperative by CPS.”
Rod Parker, a Salt Lake City attorney who has
acted as a spokesman for the FLDS, said some children
have been immunized but their health records are in
Willie Jessop, an FLDS member and spokesman, said
some parents have immunized their children and some
have not. “It’s an individual decision,” he said. But
the parents “oppose forced mandates of things
happening to their children they don’t even know about.”
See also http://digg.com/health/How_To_Legally_Avoid_Unwanted_Immuniz… for info on how to legally avoid unwanted immunizations ….it’s your RIGHT