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Default Scottsdale, arizona -- Law disregards intentions

Law disregards intentions

http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepu...berts0607.html

Jun. 7, 2008 12:00 AM
The little girl looked fresh out of Auschwitz. Ribs jutting from her
chest and back. Skin on a skeleton.

Doctors were so shocked at the sight of the starving 3-year-old that
they asked authorities to fetch her brother and sister. The diagnosis on
all three: severe malnutrition.

This week, their father, Blair Parker, went on trial for depriving his
children of food. Given that it took another jury less than two hours to
convict his wife, Kimu, I'm guessing Parker, too, will soon find himself
a guest of the Arizona Department of Corrections. It seems a clear-cut
case of child abuse by a pair of nutballs.



But they aren't the only nutballs in this story. If Parker is convicted,
he'll get more time behind bars than most murderers.

The children lived with their parents in Scottsdale, where they were
home-schooled. Their foster mother would later say Kimu kept them close
because she feared Child Protective Services.

She needn't have worried. Court records indicate Kimu's grandmother was
so upset by the kids' appearance that she repeatedly called CPS.

"After about four months of calling," she wrote, "I was told to mind my
own business."

On April 23, 2005, the Parkers' 3-year-old, near death, was rushed to a
hospital. Paramedic Rob Gibbons told the jury this week that he first
thought the girl was an infant. She was airlifted to Phoenix Children's
Hospital, where a shocked Dr. Elizabeth Zorn questioned Parker.

"He said, 'She's a real eater. She eats 30 pounds of ground carrots a
week.' "

That would be, 30 pounds of carrots and nothing else, other than herbal
supplements.

The 3-year-old was about a third the size of a normal child her age,
weighing just 13 pounds. Her 9-year-old brother weighed 29 pounds, less
than most 4-year-olds. Her sister, at age 11, was the size of a
kindergartener - 37 pounds.

Parker explained that they are vegans and attributed his children's
condition to "malabsorption syndrome." Fortunately, the syndrome
disappeared once the kids were taken away from their parents and fed. In
fact, court records indicate they're growing nicely now.

Kimu told police that she knew her daughter was in trouble but was
afraid to take her to a doctor. She'd lost a child to viral meningitis
in 2001 and was viewed suspiciously by some.

"I really was very scared that they were going to think that it was
neglect and that they were going to take her," she told a detective.

It wasn't neglect. In fact, evidence suggests the parents went to great
pains to give their children what they thought was a healthy diet.

The problem is: They were dead wrong.

For that, Kimu Parker, and probably Blair, will spend three decades in
prison. That 3-year-old will be 35 by the time her mother is set free.

That's because the crazies at the Legislature long ago swept judges
aside, deciding they know best what punishment to mete out. So the law
requires at least 10 years flat for each count of child abuse,
regardless of circumstance. It doesn't matter that the parents didn't
intend to hurt their kids, and in fact thought they were helping them
live longer, healthier lives.

As I watch the trial, I'm struck by the fact that I've never seen a
parent accused of child abuse for shoveling a steady diet of Happy Meals
down their kids' throats. Yet a third of all children in this country
are overweight, which puts them at risk of diabetes and other serious
health problems.

Don't get me wrong. The Parkers should be punished. They've already lost
their three children, and they should spend some quality time behind
bars. But a lifetime behind bars?

Before this thing is over, we'll likely be paying to put the Parkers
away for a collective 60 years.

Making the world safer, I suppose, for cheeseburgers and children
everywhere.



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An Inconvenient Truth about Child Protective Services, Foster care, and
the Child Protection "INDUSTRY"

Child Protective Services Does not protect children...
It is sickening how many children are subject to abuse, neglect and even
killed at the hands of CPS.

every parent should read the free handbook from
connecticut dcf watch...

http://www.connecticutdcfwatch.com

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/Foster care 160, biological Parents 59
Sexual Abuse CPS/Foster care 112, biological Parents 13
Neglect CPS/Foster care 410, biological Parents 241
Medical Neglect CPS/Foster care 14 biological Parents 12
Fatalities CPS/Foster care 6.4, biological 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.

THIS IS AMERICA'S HIDDEN HOLOCAUST

Currently Child Protective Services violates more constitutionally
guaranteed liberties & civil rights on a daily basis then all other
agencies combined, Including the National Security agency/Central
intelligence agency wiretaping programs…

THE CORRUPT BUSINESS OF CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES
BY: Nancy Schaefer Senator, 50th District of Georgia

http://www.senatornancyschaefer.com/...s.php?filter=6

This is Child Protection?
By Gregory A. Hession, J.D.

http://www.jbs.org/node/4632

Mercenary Motherhood: "Memoirs of a Babystealer."

http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/...nion-rightrail

FOSTER CARE IS A 80 PERCENT FAILU. A Brief Analysis of the Casey
Family Programs. Northwest Foster Care Alumni Study. By Richard Wexler

http://www.nccpr.org/reports/cfpanalysis.doc

HOW THE WAR AGAINST CHILD ABUSE BECAME A WAR AGAINST CHILDREN

http://www.nccpr.org/issues/1.html

Adoption Bonuses: The Money Behind the Madness
DSS and affiliates rewarded for breaking up families
By Nev Moore Massachusetts News

http://www.massnews.com/past_issues/...May/mayds4.htm

A recent study has found that 12-18 months after leaving foster ca

30% of the nation’s homeless are former foster children.
27% of the males and 10% of the females had been incarcerated
33% were receiving public assistance
37% had not finished high school
2% receive a college degree
50% were unemployed

Children in foster care are three to six times more likely than children
not in care to have emotional, behavioral and developmental problems,
including conduct disorders, depression, difficulties in school and
impaired social relationships. Some experts estimate that about 30% of
the children in care have marked or severe emotional problems. Various
studies have indicated that children and young people in foster care
tend to have limited education and job skills, perform poorly in school
compared to children who are not in foster care, lag behind in their
education by at least one year, and have lower educational attainment
than the general population.
*Casey Family Programs National Center for Resource Family Support

80 percent of prison inmates have been through the foster care system.

The highest ranking federal official in charge of foster care, Wade Horn
of the Department of Health and Human Services, is a former child
psychologist who says the foster care system is a giant mess and should
just be blown up.

http://abcnews.go.com/print?id=2017991

Four rigorous studies have found that at least 30 percent of America’s
foster children could be home right now if their parents had decent housing.

This study found thousands of children already in foster care who would
have done better had child protection agencies not taken them away in
the first place.

Front-page story in USA Today.

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/...m?csp=34#Close

Read the studies online.

Casey "alumni" study: "Improving Family Foster Ca Findings from the
Northwest Foster Care Alumni Study,"

http://www.casey.org/Resources/Publi...lumniStudy.htm

MIT study: "Child Protection and Child Outcomes: Measuring the Effects
of Foster Care,"

http://www.mit.edu/~jjdoyle/doyle_fo...arch07_aer.pdf

Texas comptroller's "Forgotten Children" reports:

www.window.state.tx.us/forgottenchildren

The bottom line? - Child Protective Services and the Foster Care system
for the most part turns out young adults that are nothing more than
walking wreckage...

CURRENTLY CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES VIOLATES MORE CONSTITUTIONALLY
GUARANTEED LIBERTIES & CIVIL RIGHTS ON A DAILY BASIS THEN ALL OTHER
AGENCIES COMBINED INCLUDING THE NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY/CENTRAL
INTELLIGENCE AGENCY WIRETAPPING PROGRAMS....

CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES, HAPPILY DESTROYING THOUSANDS OF INNOCENT
FAMILIES YEARLY NATIONWIDE AND COMING TO YOU'RE HOME SOON...

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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