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PALESTINE, Texas: Soldier, Father Charged In Foster Care Investigation
Soldier, Father Charged In Foster Care Investigation
PALESTINE, Texas -- An Army soldier back from Iraq and his father are
charged with sexually assaulting two children who were among at least 50
foster care cases the family has boarded, police said.
Pfc. Michael Shane Vick, 19, was arrested at the airport Tuesday upon
returning from combat in Iraq. The Army escorted Vick home after
authorities obtained a warrant for his arrest, said Troy Black, chief
deputy of the Anderson County Sheriff's office.
James Edward Vick, 44, has been jailed since May. He and his son are
charged with two counts of aggravated sexual assault of the two girls,
who were ages 8 and 9 when the alleged assaults happened in September
2003 and December 2004.
Both men remain jailed on $300,000 bond each, Black said.
Vick's unit had been deployed in Iraq since May, said Catherine Caruso,
a spokeswoman at Fort Lewis in Washington, where Vick was assigned. His
current military status was unknown.
James Vick housed as many as 60 children in foster care since the 1990s,
Black said. Vick's foster care license was valid at the time of his
arrest, he said.
In May, the state closed Vick's foster home following an investigation,
said Child Protective Services spokeswoman Marleigh Meisner. She had no
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CURRENTLY CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES VIOLATES MORE CIVIL RIGHTS ON A
DAILY BASIS THEN ALL OTHER AGENCIES COMBINED INCLUDING THE NATIONAL
SECURITY AGENCY/CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY WIRETAPPING PROGRAM....
CPS Does not protect children...
It is sickening how many children are subject to abuse, neglect and even
killed at the hands of Child Protective Services.
every parent should read this .pdf from
connecticut dcf watch...
Number of Cases per 100,000 children in the US
These numbers come from The National Center on
Child Abuse and Neglect in Washington. (NCCAN)
Recent numbers have increased significantly for CPS
*Perpetrators of Maltreatment*
Physical Abuse CPS 160, Parents 59
Sexual Abuse CPS 112, Parents 13
Neglect CPS 410, Parents 241
Medical Neglect CPS 14 Parents 12
Fatalities CPS 6.4, Parents 1.5
Imagine that, 6.4 children die at the hands of the very agencies that
are supposed to protect them and only 1.5 at the hands of parents per
100,000 children. CPS perpetrates more abuse, neglect, and sexual abuse
and kills more children then parents in the United States. If the
citizens of this country hold CPS to the same standards that they hold
parents too. No judge should ever put another child in the hands of ANY
government agency because CPS nationwide is guilty of more harm and
death than any human being combined. CPS nationwide is guilty of more
human rights violations and deaths of children then the homes from which
they were removed. When are the judges going to wake up and see that
they are sending children to their death and a life of abuse when
children are removed from safe homes based on the mere opinion of a
bunch of social workers.
BE SURE TO FIND OUT WHERE YOUR CANDIDATES STANDS ON THE ISSUE OF
REFORMING OR ABOLISHING CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES ("MAKE YOUR CANDIDATES
TAKE A STAND ON THIS ISSUE.") THEN REMEMBER TO VOTE ACCORDINGLY IF THEY
ARE "FAMILY UNFRIENDLY" IN THE NEXT ELECTION...
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