Police State Horror: Florida CPS kidnapping children for playing in their backyards
An 11 year old kid played basketball in his own backyard for 90 minutes after he was locked out of the house. His parents were stuck in a traffic jam. A busy body neighbor called police. When the parents got home they were arrested, strip searched, and charged with felonies for allowing their son to play in the backyard for 90 minutes. Both of the family’s two kids were kidnapped by the state. For several days they were kept in a state facility where they were fed nothing but cereal and not allowed to shower. A judge eventually allowed the kidnapped children to return after the parents agreed to take state-run “parenting classes.”
CPS alleged that the 11 year was abused because he had no shelter, no water, and nowhere to go to the bathroom. The backyard had a shed, two working facets, a working sink, and was spacious enough for one of the arresting officers to pee in it.
One afternoon this past April, a Florida mom and dad I’ll call Cindy and Fred could not get home in time to let their son, 11, into the house. The boy didn’t have a key so he played basketball in the yard. He was alone for 90 minutes. A neighbor called the cops, and when the parents arrived — having been delayed by traffic and rain — they were arrested for negligence. They were put in handcuffs, strip searched, fingerprinted and held overnight in jail.
It would be a month before their sons — the 11 year old and his 4-year-old brother — were allowed home again.
“My older one was the so-called ‘victim,’” said Cindy in a phone call to me today. But since she and her husband were charged with felony neglect, the younger boy had to be removed from the home, too.