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August 14, 2005 permalink
Lynnae Lake, the mother arrested on Oregon with her daughter Emily, has been under attack by child protectors before in Michigan. According to Nancy Luckhurst, complaints originated from her two older daughters when they became teenagers. Leonard Henderson suggests a chemical company initiated complaints to escape a tort suit. In any case, Michigan had Emily in custody for a time, and the mother and daughter, now nine, eventually fled to Oregon where Lynnae Lake lived under the name Anne White. While in hiding, Lynnae made a then-anonymous video of her flight from child protectors.
I have been privileged to spend a couple of afternoons with Lynnae and Emily Lake. I found Lynnae (the mom) to be highly intelligent with impressive knowledge and experience with the technical aspects of electronics. I was impressed with her uncompromising insistence on truth, accuracy and high moral and ethical standards. Emily Lake (the daughter), like most homeschoolers was very well-spoken, polite, and quiet, exuded a high intellect. She was terrified at the possibility of ending back in CPS' talons based on her previous terrible experiences in foster care. Unfortunately, her fear of abusive treatment by the authorities continues to be prophetic. - Leonard Henderson
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Hiding place becomes scorched earth
The Lynnae and Emily Lake story
On August 10, 2005 a mother and daughter violently taken into custody by at least seven Portland Oregon cops with no warrant. The mother, Lynnae Lake did not resist arrest, but the cops beat the daylights out of her. The cops were reminded of their Constitutional responsibility in making an arrest, and replied "We don't need a warrant and we don't have to give her her rights".
The daughter, 9 year old Emily Lake, tried to protect her mother and was pepper sprayed TWICE.
Which leads one to wonder if the cops even knew why they were on the call.
The "authorities" are pretending that this is a "child abuse" case. Other than the egregious abuse of Emily by the "Child Protectors" when they had her in custody in the past, this case is about PROPERTY, land and home.
The way I understand it-
In Michigan, there is a lovely piece of land situated close to a lovely river in a lovely valley. This lovely scene is located about 5 miles downstream from a chemical plant. The chemical plant had destroyed the river and poisoned the land. Lynnae Lake had sought redress from the chemical company's damage to her property value.
In short order, a "child abuse" allegation surfaces. There is no quicker way to make your political troubles "go away" than a child abuse allegation against a parent. The CPS agency will go after the parent with malicious disregard for fact, truth or the Constitutional protections afforded to CRIMINALS. This is after all, a CIVIL case.
The accused instantly finds their credibility, honor, and social standing destroyed. Shortly, the accused will lose their job and their financial ability to defend themselves. There is nothing to "win". With the weight of the entire system arrayed against them, and no remaining credibility, the only choice for some people is to FLEE.
The Underground Railroad.
Yes, just like the Underground Railroad for the slaves in the middle 1800's, there is an underground railroad today. It is called "FamTrak". It is only for PROVABLY INNOCENT parents and their children. The operation of "FamTrak" has been severely curtailed over the past 4 years due to America's rapid slide into being a Surveillance State due to the "War against Terror". "Political correctness" dictates that the government is NOT looking specifically for (profiling) middle eastern men between 15 and 50 years old. In order to be "fair", Everybody's movements and travels are surveilled.
Lynnae and Emily Lake were "FamTrak" travelers. They were being protected while advocates in Michigan were plowing through the political labyrinth of Michigan politics to expose this case for what it really is.
The Lake Family
I have been privileged to spend a couple of afternoons with Lynnae and Emily Lake. I found Lynnae (the mom) to be highly intelligent with impressive knowledge and experience with the technical aspects of electronics. I was impressed with her uncompromising insistence on truth, accuracy and high moral and ethical standards. Emily Lake (the daughter), like most homeschoolers was very well-spoken, polite, and quiet, exuded a high intellect. She was terrified at the possibility of ending back in CPS' talons based on her previous terrible experiences in foster care. Unfortunately, her fear of abusive treatment by the authorities continues to be prophetic.
Lynnae Lake has been released by Portland Police due to no warrant or pickup order existed. Emily Lake remains in Oregon CPS custody. The dependency or shelter hearing had been postponed to Wednesday, August 17 has now been mysteriously moved to Monday, August 15 which rather inconveniences the defense to 15 minutes to prepare to appear.
Advocates and activists all over the country are rallying to the Lake's defense.
Source: Leonard Henderson
Addendum: Susan Detlefsen reports on the legal status of Emily Lake:
- Tuesday, August 16, 2005 5:48 PM
- Emily Lake Extradition Hearing Wednesday August 17, 11 a.m.
The third shelter hearing to determine whether or not either Oregon or Michigan has a legitimate claim on 9 year old Emily, will take place tomorrow:
Emily Lake Hearing
August 17, 11 a.m.
1401 NE 68th (behind Glisan Fred Meyer), Portland, Oregon
The Michigan petition was expired when Emily was taken. Judge Waller is waiting to see whether or not Michigan CPS can have it renewed. If not, they may have to let Emily go.
Addendum: On August 17, Judge Waller ordered Emily Lake returned to Michigan. For a detailed report, refer to the blog by Susan Detlefsen. We have also created a combined report on the hearing by Susan Detlefsen, Pastor Randy Blair and Lynnae Lake aka Anne White.