CPS CORRUPTION AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING EXPOSED IN SAN LUIS OBISPO
Republicans Sam Blakeslee and Able Maldonado have teamed together for a child charity in the greater San Luis Obispo area named "The Family Care Connection". While promoting this charity both politicians refuse to review corruption in the local CPS office.
Legislation gives states incentives under Title IV-E to increase the number of children adopted out from foster care. Title IV funding provided to local CPS offices is being used for capturing and adopting out children. However, not all of these children are abused or neglected. Many children who are taken by CPS are not at risk or in any danger thus our Government is creating a form of "child trafficking". Children are becoming a very "profitable commodity". Under section 1962(b) of the RICO Act it unlawful for a person to acquire or maintain an interest in an enterprise through a pattern of racketeering activity. Since a RICO claim cannot be made in the absence of criminal activity many parents are being unjustly prosecuted in kangaroo courts so that children can remain in the "system". Almost half of the children taken by CPS are being adopted out using this technique. Assemblyman Blakeslee and Senator Maldonado's actions are protecting this practice by not responding to innocent desperate parents who have sought their assistance from improper removals by overeager Social Workers. These politicians have turned a blind eye to the CPS practices and to the children and families who are being abused by the CPS system they support.
Assemblyman Blakeslee's office claims they have no involvement with CPS proceedures, yet has contacted them when children from the "Family Care Network" are at risk of escaping foster care. Senator Maldonado thinks some parents are "terrorists" if they seek his help. Some children have chaperones with them at all times so they don't try to run away to return home to their loving parents. The benefit of these unethical practices include: increased funding, full staffing, and support of their share of over 1.6 billion dollars would be lost if this corruption were exposed. This does not include the block grants exceeding 200 million dollars annually and other incentives. In a recent publication supported by Senator Maldonado and Assemblymember Sam Blakeslee The Family Care connection is asking people to write to Governor Schwarzenegger to speak out against a budget slash of 5% in foster care funding; while knowing the author of this article has been seeking their assistance for close to 6 months.
The standard practices of CPS offices throughout California and other states have been under scrutiny for the last several years. Since President Clinton placed into effect The Adoption Safe Families Act block grants have increased the number of children who are in the system. The state pays extra incentives for adopting out children over the age of 9 years old and additional funds if they require mental services or have other special needs. As a result of these block grants almost 50% of all children in CPS’s care are between the ages of 13-19 years old. Every day 36 children an hour are taken by CPS throughout the United States. In California alone more than 20% of all children are in foster care.
This is an industry, which has grown by huge proportions and must be reined in. The Gestapo type tactics currently being used by County and State agencies to increase revenue from federal sources may provide jobs today for the local economy but is having a negative impact on many levels. Good families are being torn apart and children are dying under the State's care. When CPS takes children in error they rarely return them right away. The families are subjected to endless classes and programs whether or not they are guilty. The parents suffer great financial hardships because they are forced to retain expensive independent legal counsel. Many families lose their jobs and their homes trying to get their children out of the system. Some attorney's are working in collision with CPS and help keep children in the system because it's profitable, but most will agree that CPS is in fact corrupt.
Common practices of CPS agencies include: Not investigating before removing a child, taking children into state custody based upon here say, taking children from school without a "Protective Custody Warrant", manipulating the Court system in criminal cases against the parents who are improperly prosecuted, obstruction of justice, fabricating documents, omitting facts, coercing minors, deception, isolating children from their parents, breaking bonds, traumatizing children, negative therapy, and placing children in unsafe foster homes. Children are not being evaluated right away by a doctor or seeing child advocates such as CASA. Social workers have been known to go on “witch hunts” against parents, influencing doctors, and ruining parents medical files. Many CPS agencies work in collusion with therapists who give parents false "mental conditions" which is used against them in court. Family court is "secret" so there is no jury or fair trial. Children are being heard in Judges chambers so many testimonies cannot be documented on Court record.
Many judges who rule on family court cases also sit on the boards of phony nonprofit organizations created to generate state adoption/foster care grants via federal funding. San Luis Obispo CPS has politicians heading non-profit organizations and Judges hosting “Adoption Saturdays”. California’s 2003 Little Hoover Commission Report said up to 70 percent of children in foster care should never have been removed from their homes in the first place. Children who complain about foster care or beg to go home are either placed on psychotropic medication and are sometimes sent out of State. California's website for children up for adoption can be found at: www.adoptuskids.org
Dr. Moore who is the National Director of legislative affairs for the American Family Rights Association is heading up chapters under the NAACP. Children’s rights organizations, parents, and independent non-profit agencies are also joining in the fight against CPS corruption and human trafficking. Senator Nancy Schaffer recently passed a new law that went into effect in Oklahoma and we in California are hopeful that our state will soon follow.
Kathleen Dearinger of Atascadero California is a CPS reform activist who is committed to overseeing change within her local area. She believes that the structure of CPS and Family court need to be revised and that a system designed to protect children should not be abusing the children themselves. CPS and others should not be profiting off of helpless children, whose many rights are being violated. She is working in conjunction with a number of reform and Civil Rights organizations, including Dr. Shirley Moore, the NAACP, Libertarian Groups, Serenah’s Angels, Voice for the Children, Hope4Kids, Cherish the Children, and many others to address the issues of CPS abuse. She views the biggest problem is having no accountability and poorly trained social workers who are being granted "immunity" from prosecution. The Obudsman with the Department of Social Services located in Sacramento is not effective in overseeing the CPS cases of San Luis Obispo due to their geographic location. Additionally, they represent foster care, which is a conflict of interest, and are being provided with inaccurate information from case files given to them by CPS. CPS does not currently have an internal affairs division to be able to correct the many deficiencies. Often times local police aren't involved in the removal of children; nor do they assist parents who have been wrongly accused of abuse or neglect. Ms. Dearinger wishes to develop a system that will compel CPS to abide by State and Federal laws and stop them from terrorizing families. She believes that policing agencies need to be incorporated each time a child is removed. This will ensure that the removal is being performed according to the WIC guidelines. Each removal should be fully documented, and pictures taken. Parents should be interviewed, and Protective Custody warrants should be issued "before" a child is ever removed from their home and placed into foster care. We have policing agencies on call 24 hours a day so there is no reason not to utilize their services.
The downward spiral of our society will continue until drastic changes are enacted. Reform is badly needed. Families will continue to be abused by CPS until we establish a system that actually provides protections for not only the children involved but also for the family. A strong family is the backbone of this nation, and these children are our future. The current policies and trends in family law and child protective services have hit the family hard; touching the lives of untold millions. We hope that California will revise the Child Protective Laws so that many of these children are better protected and those that are not abused can finally go home to where they belong.
About the Author:
Kathleen Dearinger is a Mother to her 16 year old daughter who was “kidjacked” from school by CPS of San Luis Obispo. Her daughter who was not abused or neglected was taken without a protective custody warrant by a biased social worker who never investigated or even visited her house. Her daughter was isolated from her and traumatized by workers at CPS for 5 long months before being sent out of state in the middle of the night against her wishes. She remains a hostage as of this writing and is unable to contact her mother at the direction of a social workers with CPS, who falsely claims she is on a “voluntary placement”. Ms. Dearinger has requested the assistance from Senator Maldonado, Assemblyman Blakeslee, the police, the FBI, and many other agencies only to find that no one investigates or oversees CPS workers. This is why we have over 500,000 children in foster care today.
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