“God will not stand for what is happening to our children, and our families. His heart beats for these children. He will lift up the downtrodden. What is happening in America regarding Child Protective Services is a criminal, political phenomenon. And it must be brought to an end.”~the late Senator Nancy Schaefer~
13~One day some parents brought their children to Jesus so he could lay his hands on them and pray for them. But the disciples scolded the parents for bothering him.
14~But Jesus said, “Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to those who are like these children.” 15 And he placed his hands on their heads and blessed them before he left.
Though one may be overpowered,
two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken….Ecclesiastes 4:12
“..they have given a boy for a harlot, and have sold a girl for wine, and have drunk it…. and have sold the children of Judah and the children of Jerusalem to the sons of the Grecians, that ye might remove them far from their border. ” – Joel 3-6
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A single spank doesn’t qualify as domestic violence, an appellate court ruled Friday.
A three-judge panel of the 1st District Court of Appeal unanimously reversed an injunction for protection against domestic violence.
It cited common law and a 2002 Florida Supreme Court ruling that says reasonable or non-excessive corporal punishment can be used as a defense against child abuse charges.
Circuit Judge Karen Gievers of Tallahassee had issued the injunction against a father identified in the ruling only as “G.C.”
He had been accused by his former wife of spanking their 14-year-old daughter once on the buttocks with his hand.
The father said the teen had been disrespectful and defiant. The girl said she was only being sarcastic.
“We hold that under established Florida law this single spank constituted reasonable and non-excessive parental corporal discipline and, as a matter of law, was not domestic violence,” the appeal judges wrote in an unsigned opinion.
That’s even though the domestic violence law doesn’t explicitly say so.
The judges, though, wrote “neither does it exclude the common law defense” that parents can administer reasonable and non-excessive corporal punishment.
Categories: Child Abuse Laws, Domestic Abuse Laws Tags: appellate court, child abuse, corporal punishment, court, dad, daughter, domestic violence, florida, judge, law 14 year old, mom, one, parents, spank, supreme court, tallahassee
Stop Abusive and Violent Environments
September 24, 2011
Teenage female violence has been increasing in recent years. According to a 2010 Department of Justice report, Delinquency Cases in Juvenile Court, 2007, “Juvenile courts handled 448,900 cases involving females in 2007, more than twice the 1985 number.” And for assaults and other offenses against persons, the female offender rate soared by 233% over the same time period.
Relationship counselor Dr. Jill Murray explains the problem this way (http://www.drjillmurray.com/jill/resources/article_girls_who_abuse_boys.html):
Now, here’s the really depressing news: female-to-male PHYSICAL abuse has gone up at least threefold in many areas of the country in the last year! But there’s a difference between the ways in which girls abuse boys and the way boys abuse girls.
Men use their hands. They punch, slap, push, choke. Girls use weapons. Because, as women, we know that we are usually smaller and physically weaker than our male partners, we can’t overpower them, right? So, women are now using baseball bats, golf clubs, and the like to “even the score.” Let’s say a 5’ 2” girl decides to hurt her 6’ tall boyfriend. Ordinarily, it would look comical, but if she’s got a Louisville Slugger circling over her head like a lasso, it’s going to connect with his head. That’s much scarier than a push against a wall or even a black eye. I find that frightening and depressing.
Men don’t report when they have been violated. They feel that people would make fun of them or joke about their perceived lack of masculinity. The live with the same secretiveness and shame that abused girls and women speak of.
Categories: Physical Abuse Laws Tags:
Man sustains injuries to face, arm
MILLER — A worker from Lawrence County Child Protective Services was injured on the job when a dog attacked him Thursday afternoon.
Ron James was checking on the welfare of children in a household in Miller when the animal, a pit bull mix, attacked him around 2 p.m., Sheriff Jeff Lawless said.
James, who sustained injuries to his arm and face, sought medical attention at a hospital but was not taken by ambulance, Lawless said.
The dog warden was called and the dog will likely be quarantined while officials determine if the animal has had vaccinations, the sheriff said.
The sheriff said there is a possibility that the owners will face criminal charges, either for the well-being of the children or for the dog attack.
Read more here: http://www.irontontribune.com/2011/09/23/pit-bull-attacks-cps-worker/
Categories: Child Abuse Laws Tags:
Teen Girl Charged with Murdering her Boyfriend Says he ‘Ran into the Knife’
A 17-year-old girl who claimed her boyfriend ran into a knife she was holding during a fight in their Brooklyn apartment was charged yesterday with his murder.
Vanessa McGhee told beau Sharrod (Swiss) Youmans, 23, that she planned to leave him, sparking a feud inside his East New York apartment shortly before 5 p.m. Thursday, cops and her family said.
“She wanted to get her stuff and come home,” said the teen’s mother, Erica McGhee, 36.
Youmans – who had prior arrests that include criminal possession of a controlled substance and resisting arrest – started to rough up her daughter, the mother said.
That’s when she grabbed a blade from the kitchen.
“She said he ran into the knife,” said the mom, who spoke to McGhee after her arrest. “It was an accident and she was sorry. She didn’t mean to hurt him.”
Youmans was taken to Brookdale University Hospital, where he died.
McGhee – a St. Catherine, Jamaica, native – was later charged with second-degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon. She was awaiting arraignment yesterday.
The anguished mother said her “troubled” daughter wanted to move back to the family’s Far Rockaway, Queens, home to start over.
“It’s a shock,” she said. “She was turning herself around, trying to do good.”
Categories: Physical Abuse Laws Tags: accident, apartment, arraignment, arrests, boyfriend, brooklyn, cops, criminal possession, fight, jamaica, kitchen, knife, mothr, new york, second degree murder, sharrod youmans, teen girl, vanessa mcghee, weapon
Teen Girl To Be Tried As Adult After Shooting Friend
17-year-old Renee Addison will be 18 years-old in two months.
Today a judge says because of her age she knew the risks in pointing a gun and pulling the trigger and she will be tried on a reckless homicide charge as an adult.
Witnesses testified everyone inside the East Memphis home was high the day 17-year-old Sarah Gailbraith was shot and killed by her friend, 17-year-old Renee Addison.
There was LSD and marijuana being smoked in the house. Detectives testified Addison told them the two were in a relationship and had dated off and on for five years.
Addison said she did not mean to kill Gailbraith.
In a statement that was read in court Addison told detectives she was actually trying to unload the handgun 40 caliber and thought she had done so when she took off the safety and pulled the trigger.
Addison says she never saw Gailbraith appear in front of her until Gailbraith fell to the ground after being shot.
The judge ruled against the teen who turns 18 in two months intentionally picked up a dangerous weapon and handled it in a reckless manner and therefore will have her case transferred to adult criminal court.
Her defense lawyer argued that this was nothing more than a tragic accident not a crime but the judge felt otherwise. Addison’s bond was set at $30,000.
Child Molesters: A Behavioral Analysis
“Adults with an added authority (e.g., teachers, camp counselors, coaches, religious leaders, law-enforcement officers, doctors, judges [DA and child protection attorneys]) present even greater problems in the investigation of these cases. Such offenders are in a better position to seduce and manipulate victims and escape responsibility.
The most difficult case of all involves a subject who has an ideal occupation for any child molester: a therapist who specializes in treating troubled children. This offender need only sit in his office while society preselects the most vulnerable victims and brings them to him. The victims are by definition “troubled” and unlikely to be believed if they do make an allegation.
“Eighty-one percent of all abuse last year was neglect, a percentage that has changed little in recent years. Neglect refers to a denial of critical care, defined as the failure of a caretaker to provide adequate food, shelter, clothing or other care necessary for the child’s health and welfare when the caretaker is financially able to do so or is offered financial or other reasonable means to do so”.* –LEE ROOD 4-2-2011 (*A.K.A “Reasonable Efforts”, which IS NOT HAPPENING)
“As many as 75 percent of all children in foster care, upon leaving the system, will have experienced sexual abuse. One study by Johns Hopkins University found that the rate of sexual abuse within the foster-care system is more than four times as high as in the general population; in group homes, the rate of sexual abuse is more than 28 times that of the general population.” –Sexual Abuse: An Epidemic in Foster Care Settings? -By Orlow, Orlow & Orlow July 17, 2009
“There are more than half a million children and youth in the U.S. foster care system today. Studies reveal that children are 11 times more likely to be abused in state care than they are in their own homes, and 7 times more likely to die as a result of abuse in the foster care system.” -John Walsh Show April 16, 2003
Categories: Sexual Abuse Laws Tags: camp counselors, child molestrs, coaches, doctors, foster care system, john walsh, judges, law enforcement officers, neglect, orlow, religious leaders, sexual abuse, teachers, victim
SEXUAL ABUSE AND HOW IT MAKES YOU FEEL INSIDE
Sexual abuse affects every part of your body,
It affects your heart, mind, body, spirit and also your soul.
It affects your relationships and your relationship with God.
It stops you from trusting, and asking for help.
It stops you from believing in yourself or anything for that matter.
It makes you feel a failure.
It stops you from being able to function properly.
It stops you from speaking, hearing, seeing.
It deceives you, blinds you too the truth.
It blames you also it entraps you, and binds you.
It makes you feel guilty.
It makes you feel dirty.
It takes away your security it also takes away love in your life.
It causes you constant strife throughout your life.
It causes you to be directed wrongly.
It causes you to fear the worst.
It causes you to want to kill yourself.
It causes you to be bitter.
It causes you to have stinking thinking.
It causes you to want revenge.
It causes you anger.
It causes you rage.
It causes you hurt
It causes you pain.
It cause you shame.
It causes you rejection.
It causes you to be abandoned.
It causes you to feel insane.
How can I get off this ongoing train you may say, my advice to you is look to the cross, Jesus died for all of this, he wants to exchange all this for his spirit. Love joy peace patience kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self control wow you may say this is true I am living it, that’s why I share it with those hurting!!!! Jesus is no respecter or of persons what He has and is doing for me He can also do for you!!!!