Tag: child protective services

A year is plenty of time to stop being poor.

Arizona Hopes To Out-LePage Maine, Screw Poors Harder Than Any Other State

Arizona now has the most punitive restrictions on cash payments to poor families with kids. Don't worry, some other state is certain to steal that honor.
It's not like they're criminally collecting water samples without permission, after all

Kentucky Nanny State Won’t Let ‘Off-The-Grid’ Family Raise Kids In Garbage

Oh boy, it's another Mommy War! In one corner, Joe and Nicole Naugler, of Breckenridge County, Kentucky, who have a Facebook page -- "My Blessed Little Homestead" -- documenting their adventures in off-the-grid parenting and homesteading, making crafts, and...

Cool, Kansas Is Ripping Kids Away From Medical Marijuana Advocates Now

Suppose you are a medical marijuana advocate, having successfully used cannabis oil to treat your own Crohn's Disease. And suppose you lived for a time in Colorado, where medical marijuana is legal, but then, because fate apparently hates you, you...
Except in this case, the kids are fine and the "adults" are terrible. Some of them. Just read the story.

Maryland Finds ‘Free Range’ Children At Park, Throws Them In Baby Jail

You might remember that back in January we had a story about these nice parents -- actually nice nice, not Wonkette "they seem nice" nice -- in Silver Spring, Maryland, who were investigated for "neglect" for the offense of...
Someone on the internet is an evil genius

Forget Elmo Videos: Teach Kids About Stranger Danger By Kidnapping Them!

We're pretty sure we've found Wonkette's Parents of the Year for 2015. At least we hope nothing tops this: In Lincoln County, Missouri, police have arrested four people in a fake kidnapping plot intended to teach a 6-year-old boy...
Poor kids!

Jackbooted CPS Thugs Remove Kids From Wingnut Home Over Dad’s Snake Oil Cure-All

Planet Wingnut is in quite a lather this week over the decision by Arkansas child protection authorities to remove seven children from their parents' home in Hot Springs after deputies found quantities of a bogus "miracle cure" in the...
But where are the parents?!?

Parents Let Kids Walk Around Neighborhood Unsupervised, Are Terrible Parents Obviously

There are terrible parents who do terrible things to their children, and they probably shouldn't be parents and should not have children. Like parents who beat the ever-lovin' crap out of their kids (yes, even if they are sportsball...
Can you say 'I am the NRA'? Come on, you can say it!

Time For Jackbooted Thugs To Take These Parents’ Babies Away Forever For Real

An Indiana couple has been arrested for handing their baby a gun and recording the hijinx on a cellphone. Don't worry, though -- they are criminals and therefore categorically unlike responsible gun owners who would never do something like...
Invasion of the babby-snatchers

Texas Wants In On This Pregnancy Crimes Game, Too

Looks like we have a trend story here! A few days ago we brought you the story of Alabama Supreme Court Judge Tom Parker, who's working to end 'bortion forever by building a whole bunch of cases that treat...

Arizona Kind Of ‘Forgot’ To Investigate Some Child Abuse Reports. About 6000 Of Them. Is That Bad?

We know how it goes, sometimes you get a little bogged down in your work: that movie review took forever to come together, you forgot that the Tumblr needed to be updated, you had to clean up a lot...