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Article: Split Circuit Court Decisions Pave Way for Supreme Court to Stop CPS Taking Children Without Due Process


Published on August 21, 2020
By David Knight



Bureaucrats have been ignoring due process and the rule of law for many years now, destroying our Constitution by pretending their “rules” are “civil”, not “criminal”, and therefore you are not entitled to due process or protections in the Bill of Rights.  They can take your property in the War on Drugs without a conviction or even charging you with a crime.  They call it “civil” asset forfeiture. It’s criminal theft by government without any due process.  You have to sue to get your property back — if you can afford to sue.


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Group pushes for changes to Minnesota child protection laws


By: Fox 9 October 9, 2019 3 min read

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KMSP) - Hundreds of people turned out at federal court in St. Paul Tuesday morning to push for an overhaul of Minnesota child protection laws.

The group Stop Child Protection Services from Legally Kidnapping Children accuses the current law of treating parents like criminals and harming children more than it helps. The lawsuit asks for a jury trial to prove Minnesota child protection law is unconstitutional and over-reaching.

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Legal kidnapping': CPS took infant from mother for four months; judge rules 'disinformation' used

By: Dave Urbanski September 28, 2018 3 min read




Amanda Weber brought her 10-month-old son Zayvion to the emergency room at Children's Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota, in May because he'd been constantly coughing and previously had been treated for sleep apnea, Minnesota Public Radio reported.

Zayvion was hospitalized overnight, but Weber departed for Little Falls with her son the next morning prior to a doctor performing a follow-up examination, the outlet said. KMSP-TV reported that Weber wanted to go home after a long wait for another doctor and signed that she was leaving against medical advice.

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Mom Regains Custody of 10-Month-Old Son Who Was Taken By CPS Because She Left the Hospital Too Quickly


Judge: "There is nothing in the record which would lead this court to believe that the mother is unwilling to provide the appropriate care for the child."


By: Lenore Skenazy September 24, 2018

A Minnesota mom whose 10-month-old son was taken from her by child protective services because she didn't stick around the hospital for a second opinion on his cough finally regained custody—four months and six court dates later. The judge ruled that the nurse who claimed Amanda Weber's actions left her child, Zayvion, in "danger of dying," had engaged in "disinformation."

According to Fox 9

It all started in May when Weber brought Zayvion to Children's Hospital for a cough. Doctors determined Zayvion was fine and stable, and after a long wait for another doctor, Weber wanted to go home and signed that she was leaving against medical advice. The next day, Zayvion was immediately taken away by CPS for medical neglect.

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Activists say return of Little Falls, Minn., boy shows overreach by child welfare officials


By: Randy Furst September 19, 2018 12:24 p.m.


The child protection system in Minnesota is unjust and harmful to children, an advocacy group argued Tuesday, and as evidence, pointed to the decision by a state judge last week to return a 1-year-old boy to his mother.

"I am mad at the system for failing me and my son," said Amanda Weber, who brought her recently returned son, Zayvion, to a news conference in St. Paul.

The legal victory is symbolic for a coalition of parents and advocates seeking to change the state's child protection system. The group has argued that Minnesota's laws criminalize parents for what they consider to be routine parental discipline and have a disproportionate effect on black families.

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Mom to fight for other parents after reunion with her son in Little Falls
By: Nora G. Hertel September 18, 2018 3 min read

LITTLE FALLS — Amanda Weber regained custody of her 1-year-old in Little Falls last week, but he returned with some unforseen problems, she said Wednesday.

Weber is relieved and happy to have her son home, and his sisters and grandparents are happy too, Weber said. She has three children and spent nearly four months without her youngest while he was in foster care.

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Judge sides with Minnesota mom after months-long battle with CPS


By: Fox 9 September 18, 2018


(KMSP) - A judge has sided with a Minnesota mom after she argued that her son was unfairly taken from her by child protective services.

Months later, Amanda Weber and her son are back together, but the fight against CPS is far from over.

In fact, it’s just the beginning for the Family Preservation Foundation after a four-month battle that founder Dwight Mitchell says never should have happened. Now, he’s fighting for change, hoping it starts with the case of Amanda Weber.

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Little Falls mother fights for custody of son, joins in call for change in Minnesota law

By: Nora G. Hertel June 11, 2018

Amanda Weber


LITTLE FALLS — Amanda Weber took her 10-month-old to the hospital in May for a persistent cough. She lost custody of him a couple days later.

She has joined an association of parents who claim Minnesota's child protection laws are unconstitutional and overly vague.

The group, called Stop Child Protection Services from Legally Kidnapping, sued the state in April and filed an amended complaint last week.

In Weber's case, a hearing Monday at the Morrison County Courthouse ended with a judge scheduling another hearing later this week. She hopes to regain custody of her youngest child then.

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Thousands of parents show support of child protective services lawsuit against Minnesota
By: Nora G. Hertel August 2, 2018


Correction: This story has been updated to correct the status of Robin Stoltman's husband.

LITTLE FALLS — Robin Stoltman moved two of her children out of Minnesota to maintain custody of them. Amanda Weber did the same thing. And so did Dwight Mitchell when he regained custody of his two children.

The three are among thousands of parents clamoring for change in Minnesota's child custody laws.

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Stop CPS From Legally Kidnapping Children Initiates Fundraising Campaign to Support Continued National Expansion


By: Minneapolis (Preweb) August 2, 2018


Legal Battle Rages in Federal Court to Overturn Laws That Stop CPS From Legally Kidnapping Children Believe are Unconstitutional and Unnecessarily Separate American Children from Their Families and Place Them in Foster Care When There Was No Harm to The Child! As Last Reported, 437,465 Children Were Removed Nationally, But More Importantly, 2,637,381 Children Have Been Forcibly Separated from Their Parents in The Last 10 Years.

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Over 1,200 Minnesota Parents Are Suing To Shut Down Child Protective Services


By: Carey Wedler June 10, 2018


A group of parents in Minnesota called Stop CPS From Legally Kidnapping Children has filed a request in federal court t“shut down the state’s child protection services, stop serial abuse of families and overturn the unconstitutional laws by which the agency operates,” according to a press release published Tuesday.

The group, led by Dwight Mitchell, a father who says his son was illegally taken from him for 22 months, first filed a civil rights complaint in April, and this week they vocally publicized their call to shut down the child services agency, which they claim engages in systemic lying, withholding information, and fabricating evidence. They are asking the federal court to suspend the state’s agency from enforcing child protection laws, and according to a petition signed by almost 5,000 people, are also demanding changes to the laws themselves.

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Over 1,200 Minnesota Parents Are Suing To Shut Down Child Protective Services

By: Carey Wedler June 8th, 2018
Dwight Mitchell
A group of parents in Minnesota called Stop CPS From Legally Kidnapping Children has filed a request in federal court t“shut down the state’s child protection services, stop serial abuse of families and overturn the unconstitutional laws by which the agency operates,” according to a press release published Tuesday.

The group, led by Dwight Mitchell, a father who says his son was illegally taken from him for 22 months, first filed a civil rights complaint in April, and this week they vocally publicized their call to shut down the child services agency, which they claim engages in systemic lying, withholding information, and fabricating evidence. They are asking the federal court to suspend the state’s agency from enforcing child protection laws, and according to a petition signed by almost 5,000 people, are also demanding changes to the laws themselves.

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OVER 1,200 MINNESOTA PARENTS ARE SUING TO SHUT DOWN CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES

By: Carey Wedler June 8th, 2018

A group of parents in Minnesota called Stop CPS From Legally Kidnapping Children has filed a request in federal court to “shut down the state’s child protection services, stop serial abuse of families and overturn the unconstitutional laws by which the agency operates,” according to a press release published Tuesday.

The group, led by Dwight Mitchell, a father who says his son was illegally taken from him for 22 months, first filed a civil rights complaint in April, and this week they vocally publicized their call to shut down the child services agency, which they claim engages in systemic lying, withholding information, and fabricating evidence.

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Minnesota parents form organization to fight government "legally kidnapping' children
By Jay Syrmopoulos JUNE 09, 2018


St. Paul, MN – A parent’s rights organization filed a letter in federal court on Tuesday asking a federal judge strike down Minnesota’s current child protection laws for being too expansive and removing children from loving and safe homes without due process.

“Families are being abused, and in some cases, destroyed, as a result of laws that are inappropriate,” said Dwight Mitchell, the lead plaintiff in the case and founder of the parents’ association. “This is legal kidnapping.”

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Lawsuit Filed Against Minnesota Child Services.


By Hickory Mack


I am not personally a fan of spanking. In fact, I'm that annoying mom on Facebook posting Harvard Study articles on the effects of spanking on the neurological growth of children. I am 100% an advocate of personal growth, responsibility, and against ANY violence against children.


That being said, I do not believe that a parent spanking their child in a reasonable manner should be grounds for CPS taking children away from their families. Many feel they spank out of love, attempting to teach their children right from wrong through respecting and fearing authority.

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OVER 1,200 MINNESOTA PARENTS ARE SUING TO SHUT DOWN CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES

By: Carey Wedler June 10, 2018

A group of parents in Minnesota called Stop CPS From Legally Kidnapping Children has filed a request in federal court t“shut down the state’s child protection services, stop serial abuse of families and overturn the unconstitutional laws by which the agency operates,” according to a press release published Tuesday.

The group, led by Dwight Mitchell, a father who says his son was illegally taken from him for 22 months, first filed a civil rights complaint in April, and this week they vocally publicized their call to shut down the child services agency, which they claim engages in systemic lying, withholding information, and fabricating evidence. They are asking the federal court to suspend the state’s agency from enforcing child protection laws, and according to a petition signed by almost 5,000 people, are also demanding changes to the laws themselves.

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Over 1,200 Minnesota Parents Are Suing to Shut Down Child Protective Services

By Carey Wedler Jun 8, 2018 at 8:17pm

A group of parents in Minnesota called Stop CPS From Legally Kidnapping Children has filed a request in federal court to “shut down the state’s child protection services, stop serial abuse of families and overturn the unconstitutional laws by which the agency operates,” according to a press release published Tuesday.

The group, led by Dwight Mitchell, a father who says his son was illegally taken from him for 22 months, first filed a civil rights complaint in April, and this week they vocally publicized their call to shut down the child services agency, which they claim engages in systemic lying, withholding information, and fabricating evidence. They are asking the federal court to suspend the state’s agency from enforcing child protection laws, and according to a petition signed by almost 5,000 people, are also demanding changes to the laws themselves.

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Minnesota Parents Seek A Statewide Ban On Child Removals

By Star Tribune (Minneapolis) | Jun 7, 2018

A group of Minnesota parents has asked a federal judge to strike down Minnesota’s child protection laws, saying they are overly broad and put children at risk of being removed from safe and loving homes.

In a letter filed in federal court Tuesday, the parents are seeking a court order declaring that certain state laws that govern when and how children can be removed from their homes are unconstitutional and deprive families of due process. The growing parents’ association, Stop Child Protection Services From Legally Kidnapping, said it has documented nearly 50 cases in 23 counties across the state in which children were wrongly removed and placed into foster care, based on false or disputed evidence.

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Minnesota parents seek changes to child protection laws


By - Associated Press - Wednesday, June 6, 2018

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A group of Minnesota parents are seeking for some of the state’s child protection laws to be declared unconstitutional, alleging they deprive families of due process.

The Stop Child Protection Services From Legally Kidnapping organization filed a letter in federal court Tuesday, The Star Tribune reported . The laws are overly broad and put children at risk of being removed from safe homes, the letter said.

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Minnesota parents seek changes to child protection laws

By Suzanne Rook Jun 6, 2018

A group of Minnesota parents are seeking for some of the state’s child protection laws to be declared unconstitutional, alleging they deprive families of due process.

The Stop Child Protection Services From Legally Kidnapping organization filed a letter in federal court Tuesday, The Star Tribune reported . The laws are overly broad and put children at risk of being removed from safe homes, the letter said.

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  1. Ace connection - Father Sues Child Protective Services for ‘Kidnapping’ His Kids As Black Children Are Disproportionately Placed In Foster Care
  2. Star Tribune - Minnesota parents seek a statewide ban on child removals, allege abuses
  3. Fox News 9 - Group of Minnesota parents calls for shutdown of Child Protective Services
  4. Cision - Outraged Parents Ask Federal Court For Injunction to Shut Down Child Protection Services in Minnesota
  5. Atlanta Black Star - Father Sues Child Protective Services for ‘Kidnapping’ His Kids As Black Children Are Disproportionately Placed In Foster Care
  6. Black Excellence - Lawsuit Targets CPS in Response to Black Children Being Five Times More Likely to be Put In Foster Care
  7. MPR News - Federal lawsuit: Minnesota child protection workers illegally remove African-American kids
  8. Crookston Times - Parents sue over child protection laws in Minnesota
  9. Medical Kidnap - Parents File Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit Against Minnesota Because CPS Kidnapped Their Children
  10. Health Impact - Parents File Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit Against Minnesota Because CPS Kidnapped Their Children
  11. The Patriots - Parents File Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit Against Minnesota Because CPS Kidnapped Their Children
  12. Fox 9 News - Lawsuit targets Child Protection Services, alleging 'legal kidnapping'
  13. U.S. News - Parents Sue Over Child Protection Laws in Minnesota
  14. Star Tribune - Lawsuit alleges Minnesota child welfare workers are illegally removing children from homes
  15. KROC - Lawsuit Challenges Minnesota Child Protection Laws
  16. AP News - Parents sue over child protection laws in Minnesota
  17. KNSI - Group Suing Over Child Protection Laws
  18. UTVS - Child Protection Services Under Lawsuit
  19. MPR News - Minnesota lawsuit tees up spanking debate
  20. The Seattle Times - Parents sue over child protection laws in Minnesota

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