Forum Post: Ten hour siege, a SWAT team... and a TANK: How police dealt with mother who refused to give her child unnecessary drugs
Posted 8 years ago on July 30, 2012, 10:48 a.m. EST by TrevorMnemonic
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Wow where was I when this happened? Anyone know of any updates on this story?
"A caring and competent Michigan mother refuses to let child services take her very normal child and forcibly drug her with psychiatric medications. The reaction from the state was to bring in the swat teams and a tank for a day long stand off. Who needs a swat team and a tank to take on a mother and her daughter? This is America and this is one of the most disgusting violations of the constitution I have ever witnessed..."
video of containing news footage start at 30 seconds in - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IGZOGmsQc4&feature=player_embedded#!
Ten hour siege, a SWAT team... and a TANK: How police dealt with mother who refused to give her child medication
A mother was involved in a ten-hour stand-off with a police SWAT team after refusing to give her child some medication. Maryanne Godboldo, from Detroit, was accused of medically neglecting her 13-year-old daughter Ariana by not administering her with an anti-psychotic drug. Staff from the Child Protective Services, accompanied by police, turned up at Godboldo's home to take her child into state care. A SWAT team then descended on the 56-year-old woman's house with a tank and automatic rifles after she was accused of firing a gun at police officers. After a ten-hour stand-off, which resulted in the mother giving herself up, Ariana was taken into protective custody. The girl had been home-schooled by her mother but wanted to start going to a regular school, which required her to take a number of immunisations, reports Prisonplanet.com. The girl then suffered adverse reactions to these shots and her mother was told to put her on a prescribed pyschotropic drug. 'She began acting out of character, being irritated, having facial grimaces that have been associated with immunisations,' the child's aunt, Penny Godboldo, told the Detroit News.