CPS Is Stealing Children from Those Who Are Legally Using Cannabis
One reason I had been so testy concerning the Lake County Ordinance was that I’m really exhausted AND ended up. Please watch this video, and you will see why I’ve been knocking myself out - this can be a heartbreaking situation.
This youthful lady and her child happen to be torn apart by Riverside County CPS along with a REALLY BAD judge who appears to become working hands-in-glove using the juvenile defense attorney he keeps recruiting, again and again, and also over my and also the woman’s objections, to “represent” her within this dependency situation. Her very own hired attorney has informed her, several occasions, that they won't defend her legal utilization of medicinal marijuana! That’s ineffective aid of counsel, malpractice, and dishonest. More particulars below for those who have time.
Dear Patients, Buddies and Family People:
Below is really a connect to a relevant video which i really urge you to definitely watch and also to share. It had been produced by Catrina from the Human Solution, also it helped me cry - and that i already understood the storyline I would hear. This is actually the story of Maile and her boy, Hayden. However their story is only the tip of the huge iceberg.
Hear Maile tell a bit of what’s happened to her, and find out Hayden because he was before CPS required him and today. It'll break your heart. Then read below for additional particulars, contributing to what’s within the accessories. Which iceberg? Well, the brand new You are able to Occasions just released a tale on marijuana and CPS cases, and Crusaders continues to be getting increasingly more calls about people in dependency and family law cases, by which prejudiced idol judges are incorrectly while using parents’ inoffensive and harmless utilization of cannabis to deny parents and kids of the constitutional privileges to become together inside a family.
Much More About Maile and Hayden’s Story
This April, I had been approached by Maile, a 28-year-old lady whose 21-month-old boy, Hayden, was obtained from her through the Temecula office of Riverside County’s Child Protective Services. This child have been happy, healthy, well-looked after, inside a house clean, with food and special creams for his sensitive skin, along with a mother who never let other people watch him, who had him over sleeping a crib in her own bed room every evening and who had even cut his umbilical cord herself when he was created.
Why was he taken? Was he born drug-addicted? No. Was he being molested? No. Beaten? No? Left unwatched? No. Was his mother on crack, or meth or heroin? No.
His mother was the victim of domestic violence. CPS’s response? Be considered a victim, get wronged again. Rather than permitting the child’s father to re-locate of the home (that they even volunteered to complete), and obtain a constraint order to maintain him away as the family required classes in domestic violence prevention, CPS known as law enforcement and required this son from his mother’s arms, then put him in FOUR DIFFERENT promote houses in only the very first four several weeks of his nightmare - and the parents’ nightmare.
His first promote home was with individuals who spoke no British. Imagine being obtained from your mother, the only real person with whom you’d resided all of your existence, and placed with other people who have no idea speak a foreign language!
He then is at houses where there have been a lot of promote kids and never enough supervision, where older kids beat him up, and that he fell off a swing without any one watching him. (It's not necessary to become a mother to understand to not put 2 year olds on shifts unwatched.)
He got hives and butt so bad he required to visit a physician. And that he screamed and cried, but still screams and cries, when Maile needs to leave him after each visit. And after 10 several weeks of the, the County kindly identified him having a behavior disorder. Who triggered that? Oh, it’s his mother’s fault, because she won’t quit smoking marijuana.
This child’s removal had NOTHING related to marijuana. But this situation went on almost an entire year, because it’s become by pointing out mother’s LEGAL utilization of medicinal marijuana, which she uses to deal with a number of very real health issues, that cannabis is clearly the very best answer on her
How did which happen?
Well, this situation never was really about helping a young child. It happens to be about punishing a lady who made a decision to use whole herbal cannabis rather than more harmful prescription medications, and who had the ill fortune to finish up before a brand new judge whose religious upbringing and 16 years like a district attorney using the Riverside District Attorney’s Office leaves him not able to become fair and impartial. The CPS report pointed out that Maile were built with a doctor’s recommendation to file a lawsuit cannabis, coupled with told CPS that they would test positive for cannabis because it’s her medicine of preference. So in the first hearing, the judge pointed at her and known as her a drug addict, and that’s all he's thought about.
This judge has declined to follow along with what the law states and CPS’s own written policy that enables individuals to use cannabis, having a doctor’s recommendation, rather than prescription medications. And also to help him break what the law states, and deny patients of the legal privileges, he's enlisted the use of a public defender who he's now hired and reappointed to represent Maile, over my objections and hers.
So why do we object?
Since the public defender has told Maile several occasions that they Won't DEFEND HER Right To Make Use Of CANNABIS.
Folks, that's by itself ineffective aid of counsel, which is intentional ineffective aid of counsel to accept be hired to represent somebody that you won't really defend. Which is a breach of Maile’s constitutional to effective aid of counsel inside a situation by which her parental privileges could be permanently severed, as well as in which her constitutional privileges to create her very own legal healthcare choices may also be violated.
So additionally to any or all my other work, which continues to be required by government authorities and employees who Won't stick to the law, today I filed a legitimate malpractice action from this public defender with respect to Maile. This needed to be achieved rapidly, since it made an appearance the public defender also was on the point of “throw” the cannabis trial looking for Monday, August 29 - an effort that I’d assisted Maile get Dr. David Bearman, a highly-known and respected physician having a strong public track record, the writer of numerous articles on medicinal marijuana, and also the veteran in excess of 400 tests being an expert witness. And what did the general public defender say when she was told that Dr. Bearman saw Maile and was ready and in a position to testify? “I have no idea if I’ll call him up . . ”
Mounted on this e-mail is really a copy from the complaint, filed August 25, 2011, for legal malpractice. (Warning - don’t attempt to adapt this without having done your personal research I needed to do that in under 24 hrs and will revise it.) Should you see clearly it'll provide a better picture of all of the machinations which have gone on.
However it isn’t this public defender - the rot stretches towards the Juvenile Defense Panel which she's a component. The County needs to purchase hired lawyers for moms and dads and kids, and for me, according to what I have seen so far, the County is certainly not receiving its money’s worth. The foundation for your opinion is included in the attached letter I delivered to the Board of Administrators a week ago.
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Child Protective Services is Stealing Children from Those Who Legally Using Cannabis