Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Stupid CPS tricks

This should make you sick.

A guy at a ballgame orders a lemonade for his little kid. He doesn't notice that it's a "Mike's Hard Lemonade" which in case you don't know - the Dad didn't - contains alcohol. The boy drank some. He is sent to the hospital in which he is declared to be fine and alcohol-free, but in the blink of an eye the 7 year old boy is crying himself to sleep on his way to foster care. It takes a few days before he gets to go home; another before Dad is allowed back in his own house.

And all the while, police and CPS workers are saying this shouldn't be happening, but there's this protocol to follow...

DADvocate asks: Quick question: What was more harmful to the kid - drinking the Mike's Hard Lemonade or being separated from his parents for two days, his father nearly a week? If you have to think about this one, go to the back of the class.

This afternoon a police car went by my house, very slowly. I have to admit I wondered if someone had heard the kids playing outside during school hours, or heard the kids fighting, and had called the cops. Paranoia, sure. But...

Oh and by the way, don't think if you don't have minor children, this doesn't really matter to you. This is your tax dollars at work. These people who snatch kids away from their parents are paid by you and me. And in order to justify their existence, they've got to keep snatching.


kerri @ gladoil said...

Heh, love the new video bar! :D I love the "Call to Dance" one. Listening to them is better than a triple espresso.

But the article is so maddening I could just spit.

DADvocate said...

Thanks for the link.

In my past days working in social services, I've known a lot of CPS workers. I wouldn't let half of them babysit my kids.

Mrs. Darling said...

Thats terrible!