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Originally posted by thisguyrighthere
reply to post by kenshiro2012
Friday morning, caseworkers from the Garfield County Department of Social Services arrived. Shiflett allowed them to look at Jon briefly but refused to allow them to take his son for treatment or medical evaluation.
Community relations sheriff's deputy Tanny McGinnis said two deputies were first sent to notify Shiflett of a court order for his son's medical treatment and that Shiflett did not comply.
Originally posted by kenshiro2012
Sorry folks, if the cops had not done what they did and the child had died... you would be harping on how they did not do due diligence on protecting the child.
Now that they did.... you are condemning them.
Good catch 22.
I can't speak for anyone else but I wouldn't be condemning them. Personally I would have rather the child bled out and died at home than be removed by the government and had his life saved.
Originally posted by niteboy82
How dare whatever power that be make it to where the idea even threatens your quality/reputation as a parent when you aren't doing anything wrong?
Originally posted by MuseInPink
Did this REALLY happen?
In the end, the injury wasn't as severe as caseworkers from the Garfield County Department of Social Services thought when they went before a judge seeking a search warrant and order for medical treatment.
The doctor recommended fluids, Tylenol and ice to treat the bruises, according to a copy of Jon's patient aftercare instructions.