Originally posted by sirbikesalot06
My girlfriend had her son taken away from by CPS and given to the Abuser. Really.
I'm told that's common. In fact when I was a child, I was nearly taken from my parents by CPS, because they ratted on a law enforcement official who
was a neighbor of ours and was sexually molesting his sons. He made false counter-allegations. They left him alone and came and interviewed me at
school to see if they could take me from my parents.
Luckily I was very street smart, even in kindergarten- i'd already been to several shrinks and watched my parents try to follow a couple of do it
yourself child psychology books, and I was really good at seeming normal, at least in an interview setting (than god they didn't follow me around on
the playground, where if I wasn't moping in a corner by myself I was fighting with bigger kids over any problem that arose).
I didn't get everything that was going on, but I knew that they were up to something and that they weren't friendly towards my family. I read those
suits like a polygraph and gave them all the right answers, lying through my teeth half the time (my parents never did anything to me, but I knew i
did have some issuess and I somehow just knew that some of those questions were bad news for me, so I played dumb, ducked, evaded, and lied until they
left scratching their heads and not knowing what the hell to think or who to believe). They tried the dolls, the coloring books, all that crap- but
they're idiots. Even 5 year old Vagbond knew what they were looking for and made sure not to do or say anything suspicious. If I could be anyone I
wanted, who would I be... oh that's easy, my buddy richard- his family has a pool. Oh, or maybe anybody in the whole wide world as long as they have
friends who aren't grownups and don't get picked on. Gee, which answer is best? Not exactly rocket science. The only way to get in trouble with CPS
is to feel like you haven't done anything wrong- I imagine then you wouldn't present yourself as carefully as I did.
And although my parents were fine, I definitely pulled a fast one on CPS. I don't want to get into the details, but if they were worth their salt
they would have taken about 30 seconds to figure out that I was severely screwed up and they definitely would have busted somebody- whether it would
have been the right people or my innocent parents i can't even guess.
Matter of fact, the very next year I almost ended up in inpatient psychiatric treatment because I would burst into tears and beat the holy crap out of
anyone who messed with me even slightly- hell i even tried to stab somebody in 1st grade just for making fun of me. That's the extent of what CPS can
miss when it's standing right in front of them.
But CPS sat alone, without lawyers or parents present, across the table from a 5 year old who had more pent up rage and sexual shame than most
teenagers, and never had the foggiest clue of it. So much for them.
HOWEVER, the illegal immigrant aspect really seems irrelevant to me. Citizenship status has nothing to do with parenting. Would the situation be any
more acceptable if Raul was an American citizen who saw his child as property? I don't think so. So I can't help but feel like that's almost
I've seen and heard many similar horror stories where all the players were white American citizens. And the common denominator isn't political
correctness or racism or anything like that- it's that a bunch of childless bureaucrats who have never seen the gritty truth of the real world think
they know better than families.
All they accomplished was to make sure that I beat the holy crap out of that cop's kids (including the one that was 3 years older than me) every
single time I met them for the next four years, until my family left town (poor S.O.B. was in junior high and still getting sucker punched and beaten
down by a 5th grader... bet he LOVES the good people at CPS for that).
Then I came back to town in highschool and the first thing i did was meet one of the cop's kids in my math class and beat him up again, because I
wanted to be sure he would never dare talk to me or anyone else about the bad old days. Top notch work CPS: Let the bad guys go and leave one messed
up kid battering another one senseless for rest of the decade because he's afraid he'll get taken away from his family if the issue doesn't stay
But I repeat, knowing what I know about the system, the whole immigrant angle simply falls on deaf ears over here.