My dear friend, TheOtherFeminist, whom you may have seen commenting on this very blog, is going through a horrific situation. In short, her son and daughter-in-law were approached by police in a Dairy Queen restaurant after someone reported that they were abusing their child. What really happened was that her son swatted his daughter's leg in an attempt to discipline her when she was throwing a fit getting into her carseat. The authorities questioned the son and daughter-in-law on-site and removed their child. TheOtherFeminist's granddaughter has been in foster care ever since the incident because proper measures were not taken by the police or CPS to contact a relative who might take the child, etc. And on top of everything, as if her granddaughter in foster care wasn't enough, they also arrested her son. FOR A SWAT ON THE LEG. There were no bruises as a result of this incident and no signs of abuse, just a lot of negligence on the cops' part and on CPS's part as well.
If you could take a moment to go read TheOtherFeminist's account of this ridiculous, horrific incident and offer any insight you might have into this process, it would be very much appreciated.
If you have children, please read TheOtherFeminist's story. I hate that this has happened to such a wonderful, loving family and I certainly don't want it to happen to anyone else out there.
If there is any way I can help TheOtherFeminist if/when she decides to seek media attention to bring this injustice to light, I will most certainly do everything I can. And I hope more of you will become well-versed in your state's laws in these regards.
And, if you're so inclined, pass this story along on your blog as well. I'm sure TheOtherFeminist would be very very grateful.
Click HERE to visit the original post on this incident.
Click HERE to visit TheOtherFeminist's blog for regular updates on the situation.