February 5, 2015

The Canary Stories #1 Misapprehension

By Wendy Greene

February 5, 2015. Victoria, Canada. (ONN) This is my debut article, about one mother who has entrusted me to write her Child Protective Services (CPS) horror story. My inbox has become inundated with parents and grandparents reaching out to me with agonizing urgency to incorporate their story of unjust plights at the hands of a corrupt system. It is an honor to at least make an attempt at easing their pain. A pain I know all too well and entrenches you to the core. I am here to give a voice to the heartbroken mothers, fathers and grandparents that have been unjustly delayed the right to be heard. To have a voice brings hope; in which leads to peace of mind.

Parents victimized by Child Services are in urgent need of justice, not only in the US, but across North America.












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The Canary Stories - a series from Wendy Greene

My favorite civil rights activist Rosa Parks and I share a birthday this week. Rosa Parks has been a household name for the duration of my upbringing. I love her quote, “I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done; does away with fear.” Rosa Parks spoke the truth. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke the truth. He said, “Justice delayed is justice denied.” In one perspective, their crusade was different than mine.



But there is no difference in my opinion. For we have all endured malevolence of our human rights. I too have a dream, “For truth, justice, liberty and freedom. By helping the helpless, defending the defenseless and giving a voice to the voiceless.” It’s a quote from my like-minded Whiteout Press editor Mark Wachtler.

From California to Canada

This story ties in beautifully with my last article, ‘US Families call on World Court to investigate DCFS and CPS’ with the intention to have them arrested and tried for crimes against humanity. Patricia's story takes place out in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. This mother’s nightmare began in October of 2008. Her own version of my Riverside County, California is the Jutland Branch of what is imprudently named Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD). It’s just further proof to never judge a book by its cover.

The substantial distance between us does not change the fact that Patricia’s story has a common denominator of fraudulent and corrupt behavior that precipitates total destruction and suffering upon the innocent. The gravity of the injustices fall heavily upon the very children they claim to be protecting, and holding to “in the best interest” of the child. After I read these stories, one after another after another, it is unfathomable to me how they justify their abusive behavior towards blameless families; day after day after day. How do they all sleep at night?  

Patricia designed her own website in which is dedicated to her daughter and the incorrigible employees of MCFD, and of course their partner in crime, the Family Law court where anything but justice takes place. Patricia impeccably named her website misapprehension.com, which literally means a misunderstanding. There is a disconcerting pattern of these cases being opened, and blown out of epic proportions, over “misunderstandings”.

This unavoidable concern is what entices my urgent compulsion to join protests, write letters, make phone calls, something, anything. I must stop this preventable agony; that results in our families being forced to “move on” half alive. I am the ‘Little Engine that Could’. I don't think I can, I know I can; change laws and make a difference. A good example is Candy Lichtner (founder of M.A.D.D.). Both of her children on two separate occasions were irreparably harmed by people that were driving drunk. She changed laws. It is people like all of us that possess a naked authenticity, and responsibility to pursue the long-suffering transformation that leads to permanent change. Since this tragedy has happened to me, it's as if I am stepping into who I am.



Misapprehension - Patricia’s nightmare

“Misapprehension = the wrongful belief that something is true.” A failure to communicate is where Patricia's case started, and progressively evolved into cold-blooded eruptions of perjury. My case has been completely denied any workers, lawyers or judges that possess anything remotely similar to a soul. That being said, Patricia wrote about a caseworker that had observed her and her daughter long enough to surmise the obvious - that something is gravely wrong with the case. I perceived the following paragraphs from Patricia as a win:

“My daughter came to visit ten times, with the social worker (Drew) supervising the visits. We became more comfortable with him as the days went on. Drew did not write negative reports and was willing to entertain the idea that something had gone terribly wrong. I explained to Drew what MCFD had done, and what the courts had done, and how my ex was telling the court I was mentally ill. Drew could see that I was not mentally ill, and that my daughter had not been abused. We had a loving and bonded relationship. My daughter was happy in my care, consistently excited to see me. Then became quiet and withdrawn on the way back to her father's home.”

“P.L. (who is the father of my child), was not happy, to say the least, about the reports Drew was writing. My daughter did not want to leave when she came to visit and she was withdrawn and distraught being forced back to her father’s home. Due to the fact my daughter was so distraught and withdrawn, PL started saying that I had to be doing something during the visits to cause her to be so depressed and distressed after coming back from a visit. PL started going to court and telling the court I had to be doing something during visits with our daughter. He said that my daughter is telling him he has no idea what really goes on during the visits. He just didn't understand how bad it was.”

Mom Patricia and daughter Paige. Image courtesy of Misapprehension.com.

“PL and his soulless attorney put this in their affidavits. And the lawyer delivered it to the court, misleading the court to believe my daughter is being harmed by me. When in reality, she was distraught from the separation from her mother, in which was indicated in Dr. B's Custody and Access Report executed on Feb 24, 2009. Once they started perjuring themselves in court, Drew was prepared and ready to fight for me and advise the court of my ex’s behavior and vindictive slander with no regard to the well being of his own daughter. Drew attended court with me to enlighten the court about how PL refused to set up access. Nor would he return calls. Drew proactively spoke up for me in court that there was no need for supervised visits.”



“Drew had become an advocate for my daughter, because he knew MCFD had violated our rights. He knew MCFD had not conducted an investigation before going to court and reporting to them that my child was being abused. MCFD did not meet my daughter before going to court. Furthermore, they did not advise me, the custodial parent, of my fundamental right to respond to allegations made by the lawyer for the father. Drew knew they had violated our rights and knew my daughter had not been abused by me.”

Standing together, fighting back

The aforementioned excerpt of Patricia’s story is what allured me to write hers first. I am confident that I am in good company when I say that I need a “Drew” in my life. My children would have been home last year. It’s all I can do at this point just to remember to breathe and eat. I occupy the silence with writing and researching, and writing through the night, anything to distract me enough from pulling my hair out and biting my nails.

The implementation of human rights was intended to prevent anything remotely like this from happening to any human being. We have rights. We are not the criminalized monsters that the “defenders of the law” blatantly label us as they violate our fundamental human rights, and to maintain their reputation that they “never make mistakes.” When the reality of it is this: they are willing to destroy children and dehumanize parents at all costs, just to avoid having to admit they made a mistake and were wrong.

The amount of evil it must demand in order to commit these horrific crimes against humanity is beyond my comprehension. The fact that history repeats itself, at least gives me the hope that we are over-due for a civil rights movement. I am determined to make it happen, and I’m not alone. In honor of Rosa Park’s birthday this week, I am ending with another one of her simple but powerful quotes, “At the time I was arrested, I had no idea it would turn into this. It was just a day like any other day. The only thing that made it significant was that the masses of the people joined in.”


"The News shouldn't be right wing or left wing, conservative or liberal, it should be independent. It should be the news." - Whiteout Press founder/author Mark Wachtler.


In conclusion, I implore the people that also share my ‘no excuse mentality’ to stand up and give a voice to the voiceless. Since I feel that money is a metaphor, then collaboration is the new currency. To find out more about Patricia’s story and how readers can help, visit Misapprehension.com. Learn more about author Wendy Greene by reading her most recent article, ‘US Families call on World Court to investigate DCFS-CPS’.

 

Wendy Greene is a third generation Human and Civil Rights activist, writer/advocate for the victims of autism and homelessness, a freelance medical researcher, and author of the up and coming book ‘Justice’. The Canary Stories are individual true accounts documenting the corruption and fraud of Child Protective Services and similar agencies, sent from around the world by parents requesting that their voices be heard. The ongoing reports are named The Canary Stories after the life-saving canaries that protected the coal mines. Coal miners knew to get out to fresh air and safety when the canary died. Today, The Canary Stories are also sounding the warning in an attempt to save children, families and even lives.

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