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Rubber-Hose Foster Care
August 24, 2013 permalink
Bully CAS workers can extort a ward's passwords and read all of his private correspondence. In spy lingo this is called rubber-hose cryptography. When Vern Beck posted this story to Facebook, several others chimed in with similar abuse they had suffered while in foster care.
Vernon Beck I just spoke to a teen who said that she was threatened with severe punishment if she did not give her CAS caretakers her passwords for her email and Facebook account. Under pressure she yielded. Of course my name was in her messages because she was seeking help from Court Watch. Staff copied all the names, messages, etc.
I see criminal charges under "extortion" in the Criminal Code of Canada being launched by this girl against those responsible and Court Watch is going to help her. Who the hell do these CAS bullies think they are and to think they can get away with threatening and bullying teens and violating their basic rights under the Charter. Before this matter is over, every MPP and MP in Canada will hear from this girl.
Source: Facebook, Canada Court Watch
Addendum: Here is the affidavit (pdf) prepared with the help of Canada Court Watch. The young lady, nearly 16 years old, falsely accused her father of sexual abuse after her parents restricted her access to her boyfriend. Durham children's aid placed her in foster care for her protection. Eventually she came clean and told the truth, now she has been charged with mischief. While under the protection of CAS she has been treated like a prisoner. As such, she is denied contact with her father, her cell phone was confiscated for a month, all phone calls are monitored by social workers, she is forbidden to communicate with her family or friends using her native language of French, she has been compelled to reveal her Facebook password after which the contents of her account were used against her parents, she is denied legal rights to attend court or call the provincial child advocate, she is sometimes denied food and suffers the ultimate humiliation for female prisoners, denial of menstrual supplies. After all this, social workers tried to bribe her by offering money if she would agree to stay in foster care.