Native American Woman Who Spoken Out About South Dakota Foster Care Arrested

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In this photo taken on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015, Janice Howe exits the elevator at the courthouse after a hearing, in Pierre, S.D. Howe, who lived for more than a decade with an outstanding arrest warrant, has pleaded guilty to a felony for violating election law. (Phu Nguyen /Capital Journal via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT In this photo taken on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015, Janice Howe exits the elevator at the courthouse after a hearing, in Pierre, S.D. (Phu Nguyen /Capital Journal via AP)

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South Dakota — Family members of a Crow Creek Sioux Tribe woman who has spoken out against South Dakota’s handling of Native American children in foster care are questioning whether her arrest on a 13-year-old charge was politically motivated.

But Sara Rabern, spokeswoman for the South Dakota Attorney General’s Office, said Wednesday that the arrest of 54-year-old Janice Howe, of Harrold, is simply a case of authorities finally catching up with someone who has been able to evade an old warrant.

“There’s nothing politically motivated here,” she said.

Howe pleaded guilty Tuesday to one felony count of perjury related to petition signatures she gathered in 1999 for a proposed constitutional amendment. In exchange for prosecutors dropping several similar…

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Mapping the United Swears of America

Originally posted on Strong Language:

Swearing varies a lot from place to place, even within the same country, in the same language. But how do we know who swears what, where, in the big picture? We turn to data – damn big data. With great computing power comes great cartography.

Jack Grieve, lecturer in forensic linguistics at Aston University in Birmingham, UK, has created a detailed set of maps of the US showing strong regional patterns of swearing preferences. The maps are based on an 8.9-billion-word corpus of geo-coded tweets collected by Diansheng Guo in 2013–14 and funded by Digging into Data. Here’s fuck:

Jack Grieve swear map of USA GI z-score FUCK

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The Dirty Little Tricks CPS Doesn’t Want You to Know

Originally posted on How Child Protection Services Buys and Sells Our Children:

THE LITTLE KNOWN “DIRTY TRICKS” OF DCFS/CPS/DSS THAT ARE HIDDEN FROM VIEW
(Resource…Gregory A. Hession, attorney and Creator of Web Site Mass Outrage)

You will not find this “DIRTY TRICK” section in any DCFS/CPS/DSS manual, but it ought to be. These tricks are well known by all DCFS/CPS/DSS agents and they use them and pass them on as oral tradition. Forget the law and regulations. They do! Their tactics are questionable and they have all the power. They don’t fear the law and DCFS has everyone, even the judges and lawyers, scared of that power. DCFS/CPS/DSS doesn’t seem to know the difference between “actual abuse” and “minor harm.”

The code of ethics visited upon the foster caretakers is far different than those enforced for biological parents. True…there are those few foster homes that practice abuse to the children they serve and it is agreed that these homes should be closed…

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“Medical Child Abuse”—Be Careful What You Post

Originally posted on On SBS:

bubby&familypngWhat started out as a feel-good story about the kindness of strangers has turned into a CPS nightmare for a family in the Pacific northwest, where doctors at Seattle Children’s Hospital have accused Thomas Everson and his wife Brandi McNerny Everson of exaggerating their son’s disabilities and subjecting him to unnecessary medical care. The diagnosis has several names, including “medical child abuse” and “caretaker-inflicted illness.”

The tale started in February, when the family issued an on-line request asking people to send their special-needs son “Bubby” a card for his ninth birthday, maybe with some stickers inside, because Bubby loves opening mail, especially when he finds stickers inside. Bubby lives with both physical and mental impairments, the long-term effects of a virus he contracted in utero, which makes it congenital Cytomegalovirus or CMV.

Cartoonists joined the fun Cartoonists joined the fun

The family’s request for mail went viral and Bubby received thousands of birthday cards, a development that led to even…

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EVERYONE needs to care about THIS!

Originally posted on A Miracle for US:

speakFrom MedicalKidnap.com:  Illinois Gags Grandmother from Exposing Chicago’s Lurie Children’s   medicalkidnap.com/…/illinois-gags-grandmother-from-exposing-chicagos- lurie-childrens-hospital-in-medical-kidnapping/ Team Isaiah

(Please also see what Illinois has done to the Rider family! Isaiah Rider speaks out on DCFS )

tannaFrom baby Malik’s grandmother, Lakisha Tanna (Malik is hereafter known as “Baby M” for Mrs. Tanna’s protection). They are trying to silence her. This is how Child Protective Services has gotten away with so much injustice for so long, in so many places – LACK OF TRANSPARENCY! There are good people who care, even in the system, just like there are good obstetrician and good cops. But the secrecy that shrouds the Family Court System endangers families everywhere. Where there is such secrecy, corruption is free to breed. Where parents are silenced, evil is allowed to continue. If their deeds are exposed to the light, then they have to actually follow the Constitution and the law. This is the…

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Clayton Co Pound Conducts Mass Killing

Originally posted on YesBiscuit!:

A dog reportedly killed by the Clayton Co pound on June 1, as posted on Facebook. A dog reportedly killed by the Clayton Co pound on June 1, as posted on Facebook.

Two of the dogs killed by the Clayton Co pound, as posted on Facebook. Two of the dogs reportedly killed by the Clayton Co pound on June 1, as posted on Facebook.

Captain Andre Jackson is in charge of the Clayton Co pound in GA where approximately 60 dogs were killed on Monday after some dogs sneezed:

CBS46 asked Clayton County animal control officials what kind of contagious illness prompted the latest action.

Jackson said, “We can’t determine at this time, but we had an increase in animals that came into the shelter, and they began to exhibit some signs of runny nose, coughing, and sneezing.”

Interestingly, when the reporter tried to press for answers, he was told he’d have to file a FOIA request, which he did.  So basically they don’t know what the sneezing was about or if they do, they aren’t going…

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The dog without a nose: Local rescue saves pit bull

Originally posted on WPMT FOX43:

DILLSBURG, Pa.– Meet Mona- she’s a pit-bull mix who’s been through a lot.

Mona is a potential bait dog who was rescued from Philadelphia earlier this week by Janine Guido of Speranza Animal Rescue.

“I bawled, I called my boyfriend crying. I’ve heard of horror stories, but I’ve never seen one, especially so close to home, only two hours from here,” Guido said. “Her nose was pretty much torn off, and then the whole side of her face back to behind her teeth, the skin’s gone and she has some punctures up there all over her chest.”

Guido said she didn’t know what to expect but knew pit bulls are typically resilient. “I thought she might be a little timid, but she came down the hallway, tail wagging and just jumped right into my lap.”

Upon being rescued, Mona was brought to Dillsburg Animal Hospital where Dr. Ivan Pryor is…

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Calling for a Medical Kidnapping Smackdown

Originally posted on Levi Quackenboss:

Many of you have been following the ongoing medical kidnapping attempt of a seven-year-old little girl named Kennedy Willey at Children’s Hospital of Orange County, California. There is a whole back-story on how she came to have seizures as a toddler. Click here to read her mother’s Mommypotamus interview in better days.

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I have known Kennedy’s mother, Dawn, for a couple of years now and I met her whole family earlier this year on my way through Southern California. Kennedy’s parents are two of my favorite parents of all-time. They are mother-effing warriors, I tell you.  We should all aspire to be so strong.

They have worked very hard to manage their daughter’s seizure disorder without pharmaceutical drugs (which were failing her) by providing her with the healthiest, most nutritious foods available. They have left their home state to allow Kennedy to live on the water where allergy pollen is…

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Another Boston Children’s Hospital Kidnapping – Part I

Originally posted on A Miracle for US:

umb rally sqThis past Valentine’s Day 2015, activists from across the country stood outside various Children’s Hospitals to mark the 2-year Anniversary of 14-year old Justina Pelletier’s medical kidnap.   FoxCT spoke with the family for an update on her time back home and her severe medical problems on the holiday Justina says she “will never celebrate again.”

In Boston, while everyone else was hunkering down for an impending coastal blizzard, dedicated activists weathered the bitter cold to stand outside Boston Children’s Hospital, (BCH), with umbrellas.  The umbrellas were to represent that “All children belong under the protective umbrella of loving parents“.   bch umbrella rallyThe location was because it was BCH that medically kidnapped Justina, making her a ward of the state of Massachusetts.  SEE  Wards of the state: lab rats?

Despite the impending storm,  there were still other victims of BCH who came out from the shadows to tell their harrowing stories…

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Abducted Rengo Mother: Send a message to America for me…

Originally posted on A Miracle for US:

Carrie RengoFirst they took 3 breast feeding babies, and the national outrage lead the Governor to get an attorney to help them, (6,000 phone calls can do that).

The normal chain of events thereafter would be the traumatized children, farmed out to foster care after being ripped from their home and family, would languish in the system for years to come, while the parents jumped through hoola hoops every waking moment of their lives to get them back.  Often times these children would be permanently adopted out to strangers despite parents doing everything they knew to keep their own children, and remain in their lives, in a hopeless battle against the taxpayer funded Goliath that had other plans, and all the power. 

In every case across the country where children are taken by the state, there is a mandatory hearing a few days after the children have been kidnapped, where the…

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