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Another Girl Maced / Protected
August 10, 2005 permalink
Here is a story you will not see anywhere in the press, not even in Oregon.
A shelter hearing for Emily Lake will be held tomorrow at 2:30 at the Multnomah County Juvenile Courthouse at 1401 NE 68th (behind the Glisan Fred Myer).
Emily and her mother "Anne" left their home back east some time ago to avoid being separated for a second time by CPS. Many of these families contact me because I have a cable show that exposes CPS fraud and abuse.
Some of you who will receive this will remember meeting Emily, a bright, charming 9 year old who reported being kidnapped by CPS and abused in foster care, then finally returned to her mother, only to be hunted again by CPS, beginning sometime a year ago or so. Rather than subject her daughter to being taken again by CPS, Anne did what hundreds of other mothers across the country have done: hide their children from CPS, who alleges to be "protecting" the same children who say CPS has hurt them in the past.
According to an eye witness report, Emily and Anne were violently apprehended by Portland Police (7 patrol cars with police dogs). Both Emily and the mother were maced, and the mother, trying to protect Emily from police, may have been beaten. Emily was heard screaming for her mother and violently protesting her "arrest" by Children's Protective Services and the Portland Police.
Please show your support for the family tomorrow by attending the shelter hearing tomorrow.
Addendum: Here is more on the case from Nancy Luckhurst:
August 10, 2005
Dear God in heaven have mercy on this angel child and her mother. We need to step forward and speak up for this mother. Emily's mother had given her my name and number to memorize and call in case of emergency at any time. She knew because of our advocacy there would be a friendly voice at the end of the phone. Never in my life have I ever heard such terror in the voice of a child. How do you remain calm to keep the child calm in at a time like this. Then her mother came to the phone and for a few short minutes we talked she was petrified. She knew they were there for her and Emily. She was so frightened for what she knew is going to happen to her daughter. She didn't make it easy on them I can tell you that. But let it be known that there will be a full investigation into this one. The wheels are already turning in the right places and Justice will be done. And people other than this mother pay for the lies perjury and false allegations.