Posted 5 years ago on April 6, 2012, 3:04 p.m. EST by fiftyfourforty
from New York, NY
This content is user submitted and not an official statement
Every day kids are snatched from their parents or other caregivers for frivolous reasons or in circumstances that would require reasonable people to try something less drastic. Generally these baby snatchings happen prior to any review, even by a kangaroo family court procedure.
Imagine you are three years old. whatever it is your mother is or isn't doing, she is your world. Strange people come into your home in the middle of the night. They take you away, and maybe put your mom in handcuffs before your eyes. You cling to your kidnapper who takes you to a strange place where you see no one and nothing familiar and rip you out of the arms of the first kidnapper to whom you've been clinging. No one can comfort you now and you are changed forever by that trauma, even if you end up returned to your mom or put in a foster home that is caring. DAMAGE IS DONE.
This happens thousands of times a year in NYC. It's done by ACS usually and sometimes by cops. I hope that some time #OWS can look into this and put it on the agenda.