In researching our piece on Texas' 'social services' bureaucracy, we also discovered this astonishing case:
- There was no accusation of wrongdoing; she had removed the children from the unsafe situation.
- "In fear of losing HER job" the CPS worker had to come take the kids.
- No consent, Mom was in rehab, no court order.
- Forcibly Medicating the kids.
- Kids were in CPS custody 11 months.
Texas Homeschool Coalition has more:
On December 4, 2009, a CPS caseworker forced her way into Theresa Allen’s home and removed Theresa’s grandchildren, without accusation and without court order, in order to protect her position after missing the investigation deadline for Theresa’s case. Theresa called the CPS program director in a desperate attempt to discover what was going on. She was informed that “pulling rank” in CPS was not acceptable and that they were about to “show her what happens” when people cross CPS.
Theresa Allen waded into an 11-month financial nightmare as she fought to regain possession of her grandchildren from the rogue department. CPS battled fiercely to discredit Theresa and threatened that they would adopt her grandchildren out to strangers so that she would “never see them again.”
After nearly a year of litigation, and not even so much as an allegation of abuse against Theresa, CPS lost the case, and Theresa’s grandchildren were returned to her. THSC has since continued the battle by filing suit against the CPS workers, who not only lied to the court and illegally removed Theresa’s grandchildren from her home but are all still employed by CPS today.