POLICE STATE, USA - 7 homeschool kids 'stolen' by sheriff's deputies

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  1. U201491

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    That is a pretty happy and healthy looking family to me.
    This seems to happen only to home school families.
    They don't like the inability to brainwash your kids.


    7 homeschool kids 'stolen' by sheriff's deputies


    Anonymous complaint from neighbor sparks family nightmare

    Published: 17 hours ago
    Bob Unruh

    Seven homeschooled children in an Arkansas family have been taken into custody by deputies after authorities reported they found in their home a mineral supplement that was not approved by the federal government.

    According to Health Impact News, the product, called MMS, can be purchased online and used to purify water. The family said the water was used on the garden.

    The report said the product “has been used in Africa by the Red Cross to treat malaria,” but its presence in the home of the Christian family – the father is a pastor – was reported by an anonymous caller. Deputies responded by asking the parents to step outside into the cold winter air and answer questions. They were then served with a search warrant, and the house was searched for five hours with the children inside.

    Friends launched an immediate social media campaign, including a BringTheStanleyKidsHome page on Facebook and a GoFundMe page, to help Hal and Michelle Stanley organize a legal defense and obtain the children’s release from state custody.

    Health Impact News released a copy of an email composed by Michelle Stanley after the raid.

    “The DHS has come and stolen our kids from us under the guise of ‘protecting our children,’” she wrote.
    She said the dispute started a month earlier when an anonymous caller complained about the family allowing the children to be barefoot.

    When an investigator arrived, “We showed her some of the ’200 and something’ pair of shoes and told her (actually the kids told her) how it was their preference to go barefoot and that it was like a tradition to briefly run out in the snow barefoot and take a picture of the footprints.”

    Then weeks later, “several people showed up at our door, all obviously here for the investigation and we welcomed them in.”

    “However they desired us to step outside in order to speak privately with Hal and I and not in front of the kids. I tried to tell them it was much warmer inside and that it was nothing for the kids to go to the back of the house for us to have privacy talking. They refused and insisted on us stepping outside.”

    She continued: “After stepping outside they issued us a search warrant and said we could not enter our house or talk to our kids until the search and the investigation was through. … They said the charge was that we had a poisonous substance in our house and that the kids were being exposed to it and it endangered their welfare.”

    Regarding the supplement, she continued, “Never has it been used in any way to ‘poison’ our kids or even expose them in such a way as to endanger their lives.”

    She said eventually “6 intimidating brute looking males and 1 DHS female all lined up in our den to tell us they would be taking our kids into their custody for 72 hours.”

    That time period, however, has extended to more than a week already, family supporters said. Their GoFundMe support team reported the parents were allowed to see the children Saturday.

    “This family is a Christian family, who homeschools their children. They live a peaceful, [quiet] life and are wonderful parents. I have know[n] them for over 20 years, my children have grown up with theirs. Hal is my former pastor. If this can happen to this family [it] can happen to mine, it can happen to yours,” wrote the page organizer.

    The county sheriff’s office declined to respond to WND requests for comment, and messages left with the state police and state health and human services department were not returned. One state investigator’s answering machine on Monday said he was out of the office Oct. 13-17 and would return the following week.
    Health Impact reported the product is sodium chlorite and is available on Amazon or eBay.

    The report said studies have investigated its possible beneficial effects in cases of Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s, but the government said it can be turned into a bleach that would be poisonous if taken, the report said.

    Local television station KARK reported the family explained that they used the substance for purifying water for their garden.

    The “Miracle Mineral Solution” has been cited by the FDA for being able to be turned into bleach.
    Hal Stanley told the station, “If they had asked me if I had MMS, I’d say yes and give it to them.”
    The mother noted in her email the anonymity of the complaint.

    “We asked who made the charge and if anyone could just make any accusation and they have to act on the call regardless of its validity. They said it could be a hateful neighbor, a prank caller, someone with malicious intent and they still would have to act on the call,” she wrote. “The call was anonymous and therefore the caller was protected while all our rights were taken away.”

    At a website called Medical Kidnap, one reader, Jacquie Trump, noted that government authorities, under the standard used against the family, should lose their own children, because “there are dangerous chemicals in their own homes.”

    image: http://www.wnd.com/files/2015/01/Stanleys32.jpg

    “Bleach, draino, toilet bowl cleaner, Tylenol, stain, varnish, glues and the list goes on and on. It is criminal that this gestapo organization can break into your home and terrorize anyone at anytime over anyone reporting anything.”

    WND long has reported on government disputes with homeschoolers. In December, a homeschooling mother in Virginia filed a lawsuit against six social workers after they seized her two children and placed them in foster care.

    One of the social workers claimed a diabetic 4-year-old’s blood glucose levels were too high. The case was brought on behalf of Vanessa Wilson against workers from the Riverside County Department of Social Services Child Protective Services by the Home School Legal Defense Association.

    The claim explains officials “then deliberately kept the children separated from their mother, in spite of clear evidence that the separation was unnecessary – and concealed that evidence from Vanessa and the court.”

    WND has reported on other cases in which authorities have taken children from their families, including when authorities in Germany dispatched a SWAT team armed with a battering ram to take custody of several homeschooled children.

  2. etrain16

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    My wife read this same report. We're a home school family ourselves. It's amazing, in talking with the many other families we know, the kind of bullying home schoolers get from the government. Each child not in school represents a loss in revenue for the schools, so they want to make sure as many are there as possible. They are making it harder and harder to do this. Stories like these are popping up more and more. Rights are being eroded in so many areas these days, and so many people seem to think that only the government knows what's best for ourselves and our children. I hope this sheriff gets a legal smack-down from a good attorney.
  3. Dyjital

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    I'm waiting for the day when they start giving us homeschoolers our tax money back.

    Imagine what we could do if we had that money that is STILL going to the public schools.

    Not going to intimidate our family.
  4. etrain16

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    That would be nice. We certainly get no tax relief for home schooling, yet we bear the additional financial burden of curriculum, homes school co-ops, etc. But we're not complaining, we're happy to do it so we can have some oversight over the education of our child. Since the public schools have little to no interest in our input on their curriculum or how they deal with our kid, we'll maintain that right for ourselves. And she's very happy about having it that way.
  5. Monica Cowles

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    I'm grateful I'm at the end of our homeschooling days...just 1 student left and 2 more years to go. :)

    I tell my kiddos I don't envy them trying to raise their kids the way they were raised...they all tell me they plan to, but they may have to go off the grid to do it!:confused::confused:
  6. Quacky88

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    Thanks for the article Taku. The Wifey and I have been educating ourselves on the process of homeschooling as we intend to keep our children out of the indoctrination zones of the public school system.

    Big Government doesn't wan't the populace educating the youth with an un-altered version of history, a character of self-reliance and God forbid Christian values...

    That doesn't jive with their future plans...
  7. RicInOR

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  8. Ironbar

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    How does it represent a loss in revenue? You still pay taxes do you not?
  9. Black Dog

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    In Oregon schools are payed per student. If a student is pulled out the school it will lose that money.
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  10. forefathersrback

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    Thanks Taku, Good read. With that being said, I have mentioned before that my wife works for the school district. Reading, math, etc......My own personal view,{not my wife} I can not believe the crap that is being taught in the school system these days. The new math {Bridges} they teach is horrible. I have alway been good at math, and I don't understand how kids can understand what their being taught. Because I sure the hell don't get it. True history, what a joke. I can go on, and on. Seems to me that the bottom line is that the government wants to indoctrinate children thru the public schools. There is a really good book to read, it's called the "Deliberate Dumbing Down of America". A dedicated parent can teach more than what they learn in a public school setting these days.
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  11. etrain16

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    Black Dog is correct. While we still pay taxes, the credit for my child does not go to the local school unless she attends there. So, if the school district has 100 kids homeschooling in their district, that's a loss of 100 kids worth of funding they won't get - and believe me, they are none to happy about that. Which is why in Oregon as in many other states around the country, many legislators are pushing, under pressure from the school districts and teacher's unions, to take away the right to home school. It's all about the money. And knowing many teachers, I can confirm, from their own mouths, that this is exactly the case.
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  12. 308

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    An acquaintance works for the Newberg school district and told me they have staff whose sole purpose is to recruit the children of migrants (illegals) into the Newberg school district. They sweeten the pot so to speak by helping the *migrants* acquire government assistance in housing, medical and other financial aid packages.
  13. Medic!

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    Sometimes CSD takes children from homes where they are suspected of being beaten, raped, and emotionally damaged.

    They then place them in homes where they are beaten, raped, and emotionally damaged.

    Way to go gubbament! :s0155:
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  14. 223to45

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    If it was about money, then all home schoolers would be raided.

    There is probably alot more to this story.
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  15. Redcap

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    Killdozer time.

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