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Detroit SWAT with tank raids mother because she protected her child from harmful medication

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posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 03:07 AM
This story is sick... even the judge who saw the case thought it was freaking insane. And again, it's the know-it-all scum at the CPS who started this whole disaster.

Police use Assault Weapons and Tank against Home School Mom wanting to protect daughter from Dangerous Medications

According to the Detroit News, a 56-year-old woman faces multiple felony charges and is being held on $500,000 bond after a 10-hour standoff with police, claiming she was protecting her 13-year-old daughter from unnecessary medication. The story which led to this incident, as reported in the Detroit News and The Voice of Detroit, is quite disturbing.

Maryanne Godboldo’s daughter was born with a defective foot that required amputation of her leg below the knee, which led to Maryanne becoming a stay-at-home mother after her birth. Maryanne and her sister Penny now run a dance school in Detroit. Penny Godboldo reported in the Detroit News her niece’s confidence grew, and despite her handicap, she swam, sang, danced and played the piano. However, as she approached middle school age, she apparently wanted to start attending school, and therefore had to “catch up” on required immunizations.

As the Detroit News reports:

“We believe she had an adverse reaction to her immunizations,” Penny Godboldo said.

“She began acting out of character, being irritated, having facial grimaces that have been associated with immunizations.”

Evans said Maryanne Godboldo sought help for her daughter from The Children’s Center, an organization that helps families with at-risk children, where a medical and mental health treatment plan was developed. Godboldo told relatives the medications ordered by the doctor worsened symptoms, including behavioral problems.

“It is an undiagnosed condition, but the doctor had given her psychotropic drugs that caused a bad reaction, made things worse,” said the girl’s father, Mubuarak Hakim. “Maryanne’s decision to wean her from that was making a difference, making her better, helping her to be a happy kid again.”

Child Protective Services workers apparently disagreed, however, and obtained a warrant to remove the girl because the mother had withheld her medication. Maryanne reportedly refused to surrender the child, and an ensuing 10-hour standoff with police followed, after Maryanne allegedly discharged a firearm inside her apartment. Maryanne’s attorney, Allison Folmar, claims her client never shot at police in a report in the Voice of Detroit, which reports that the police sent the “Detroit Special Response Team (SRT) officers who descended on the home with a tank and assault weapons. Video footage shows individual officers staking out the house, taking cover behind trees with their weapons, as in a military operation.”

All those implicated in this should be strung up. And multiple felonies charges + 500 000$ bond for this woman? REALLY?

Maryanne Godboldo was arraigned Sunday before 36th District Magistrate Sidney Barthwell Jr. on charges of firing a weapon in a dwelling, felonious assault, resisting and obstructing an officer, and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. Her bond was set at $500,000. Wayne Circuit Judge Deborah Thomas, who arrived on the scene and convinced Maryanne to surrender, was quoted in the Detroit News as responding: “I’m shocked by the amount of the bond. I never dreamed it would be set so high and she wouldn’t be free to care for her daughter.”

And the medication was not even approved by the FDA for this kind of case :

The family’s attorney Allison Folmar made this statement afterwards: “Child Protective Services was trying to force her child to take a dangerous medication, Risperdal, against her will. We have been able to get a court order signed by [Wayne County Circuit Court] Judge Richard Skutt, staying the administration of this drug, which is not approved by the FDA (Federal Drug Administration) in such cases. That’s why they put her in Hawthorne, so they could dope her up.” Folmar said Godboldo has a doctor for her daughter who practices holistic treatment, which she prefers. She said Child Protection Services has not told them what medical authority said the child would be endangered without Risperdal.

This makes me sick.
edit on 14-4-2011 by Vitchilo because: (no reason given)

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posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 03:27 AM
I wonder if Detroit will be willing to stand up for their human rights as aggressively as they do for their Union paychecks. If they don't protest this type of behavior from the "authorities" aka "public servants" then I will write to my Senator and demand that Michigan be given to Canada.

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posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 03:30 AM
Sounds like a situation I could very easily find myself in.

My son is severely autistic, and was put on Risperdal to treat it. It did not treat it. It made him much, much worse.

We took him off of it, and he has been better ever since.

That medication is one seriously zombifying drug.

Ultimately, we went against the psychologists wishes, because they wanted him to remain on it. We absolutely refuse to do so.

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posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 03:32 AM
Wow! If that's all there is to her reasoning and no other back story, there is no reason for CPS to get involved, much less the SRT team. Risperdal is a powerful anti-psychotic-she should have the right as guardian to determine whether or not the child takes a drug like that, especially a 13 year old. And on top of forced immunization? Welcome to the police state.

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posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 03:56 AM
its strange as in the uk we dont give kids these kinds of drugs and it is only ever adults who will end up on such things. we have had tv shows reporting on how kids are given prozac in the states and it is really shocking to learn the percentage of your kids that are regularly taking drugs of some kind or other for very minor problems such as adhd or ocd.

its nothing less than disgusting and i bet it wouldnt happen if you had a national health service.

posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 04:06 AM
reply to post by lewman

its strange as in the uk we dont give kids these kinds of drugs and it is only ever adults who will end up on such things. we have had tv shows reporting on how kids are given prozac in the states and it is really shocking to learn the percentage of your kids that are regularly taking drugs of some kind or other for very minor problems such as adhd or ocd.

Yes, my bad. I should have said- Welcome to the police state, sponsored by Big Pharma

posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 04:34 AM

Originally posted by lewman
we have had tv shows reporting on how kids are given prozac in the states and it is really shocking to learn the percentage of your kids that are regularly taking drugs of some kind or other for very minor problems such as adhd or ocd.

I would accredit 'minor problems' like ADHD with a bit more concern. I have ADD, which is given the opposite prescription type of ADHD. Without my medicine I cannot funtion normally. I become tired easily and I am constantly tired nor do I even have the energy to pay attention, let alone concentrate.

The medicine I was prescribed is a controlled substance here in the states. And no, I am not a severe case. I am prescribed a very small amount, 20mg, whereas most other cases usually only benefit from at least 100mg or more.

The drug in question here is Adderall, which has similarities to speed and other Amphetamines as it is a Amphetamine.

posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 04:45 AM
Risperdal is a seriously bad medicine that seems to be prescribed to children in any situation. My ex-wife put my son on it, but whenever I had custody of him I did not make him take it. Eventually his behaviour with me was better and she actually saw the light and took him off it because his behaviour was always better for a day or so after he had been with me (and I 'fessed up to what I was doing
He has cerebral palsy but these days nobody can tell the difference between him and kid who does not have brain damage (doctors told us he would never walk or talk).
He is now just your above-average cool 15 year old teenager concerned about all the things that teens are concerned about.

The dangers of many newer medications are that the safety of that drug has not yet been established for use in children. Risperdal was first approved as an antipsychotic drug and has only been approved to treat symptoms of adult schizophrenia. These days, psychiatric drug prescriptions for children have become an increasingly controversial trend. Many people feel that the introduction of newer psychiatric drugs has further extended the gap for drug treatment in place of counseling.

In particular, prescribing antipsychotic drugs, such as Risperdal to children, is a source of debate. Risperdal children have reported severe and often permanent effects from use of the antipsychotic drug. Risperdal is considered a newer type of antipsychotic drug and the use of newer and more powerful drugs may be permanently disabling the countrys youth instead of helping them cope with behavioral problems.

It is important for Risperdal children to acknowledge that the FDA has warned that the safety has never been established. Despite this warning, Risperdal appears to be a more favored drug choice of psychiatrists that continue prescribing Risperdal children. Some doctors claim that Risperdal children helps keep otherwise troubled kids safer, but child advocates think otherwise.

edit on 14/4/2011 by deltaalphanovember because: grammar

posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 05:35 AM
reply to post by lewman

It does however, appear that American child protection services are similar to British child protection services in that these 'services' only seek to 'protect' children from loving, non-conformist or chaotic homes whilst leaving non-loving monster parents to kill, rape, desolate and maime their children.

posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 06:12 AM
reply to post by teapot

oh i have very little respect for the british child protection service and im not trying to bash americans as it is not the fault of the people what their doctors are told by the large pharmacutical companys, i was merely stating that kids in the uk are not generally dosed up with powerful drugs.

posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 07:06 AM
I'm not mad at the police. They probably showed up with no information of the back story. They were probably just told to serve a warant. Things escelated and unfortunately they escelated pretty far.

I am mad at the CPS worker that did this. They obviously didn't do much if any research in to the case. IF they had the full back story (and there were no other issues) they should have been helping find alternative medical avenues. This sounds like the doings of a case worker that was either overly burden with her load and failed to look deeper, or was plain lazy. Her performance and case load need to be double checked by a third party.

I hope the people of Detroit and Michigan stand up for this mother. This seems to be an excessive use of CPS powers and police resources. These resources would have been much better spent hunting down real criminals preying on people.

posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 07:25 AM

Originally posted by MikeNice81
I'm not mad at the police. They probably showed up with no information of the back story. They were probably just told to serve a warant. Things escelated and unfortunately they escelated pretty far.

So, if you had been called would you have brought a tank??
This is part of the problem with society today, the normal police responce in these cases is "We are just doing our jobs, or we had a warrant to serve"

Do they ever stop and use common sense, do they weigh the situation? it would seem that they do it because they just blindly follow orders without any thought process? Or, maybe they enjoy getting out there big toys? Perhaps they have control issues?

I don't have the exact answer, but, I know until we start requiring our LEO to think for themselves, stop following blind orders, read and understand the constitution we will continue to see these incidents over and over again.


posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 07:31 AM
And now you know why the Michigan League of Fedup Citizens exists. Welcome to Michigan.

Couple of things. Gun. Police. They don't usually mix really well.

Other questions that we're asking around these parts -

First, was the child care facility in good graces with the state or was it a rogue operation?
What determinations were made based on the Michigan requirement for day care workers to be unionized. If so, where are the union riots in relation to this event?
Is this family in good standing with the union?
Who reported the parent deciding the child's best medical course?
Has this person (the reporter of the "abuse") been sued for Tortious interference by the family as yet (one would assume the day care business has suffered).
Was the child home schooled?
What union (see above question) influence was foisted upon the authorities?

DETROIT -- Supporters rallied once again Wednesday for a Detroit mother who is fighting to regain custody of her 13-year-old daughter after she was place in the state's care. Maryann Godboldo challenged police in late March when they went her west side home with a writ to take her daughter out of her custody.

Godboldo is also facing criminal charges, accused of firing a gun at police officers while they tried to carry out a court order to take custody of her daughter. The hours-long standoff last month ended peacefully when Godboldo surrendered.

(Managing Editor's Note: I changed the headline until we clarify. Regardless of diagnosis, Risperdal is a "go to drug" for many with autism and the story resonates within our community. Thanks. KS)
edit on 14-4-2011 by billxam because: Spilling corruption

posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 07:34 AM
SWAT teams are a case of "we bought 'em we may as well use 'em."

All of this crap like armored vehicles and paramilitary tactics and even in one town I used to live in a damn hovercraft. No bodies of water save a reservoir that nobody lived near but they had to have a hovercraft.

Like all government agencies they have to spend money to get money. If you dont blow every cent this year you wont get anything next year so they buy up all sorts of stuff nobody would ever need in a million years but now they have it and they have to use it to justify it so they raid old ladies and sick people for whatever cause they can come up with.

They seal from us to buy all the guns and tanks they need to keep stealing from us.

The cycle has to stop but if we passively resist we justify their tanks and guns. If we actively resist we justify their tanks and guns. There isnt anything short of complete eradication that will stop it.

posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 07:37 AM
reply to post by Vitchilo

Risperdal (Risperidone) Risperidone is used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions) in adults and teenagers 13 years of age and older. It is also used to treat episodes of mania (frenzied, abnormally excited, or irritated mood) or mixed episodes (symptoms of mania and depression that happen together) in adults and in teenagers and children 10 years of age and older with bipolar disorder (manic depressive disorder; a disease that causes episodes of depression, episodes of mania, and other abnormal moods). Risperidone is also used to treat behavior problems such as aggression, self-injury, and sudden mood changes in teenagers and children 5-16 years of age who have autism (a condition that causes repetitive behavior, difficulty interacting with others, and problems with communication). Risperidone is in a class of medications called atypical antipsychotics. It works by changing the activity of certain natural substances in the brain.
Obviously a licensed physician saw fit to prescribe this medication for specific reasons that are not mentioned in the article. Doctors go through years of specific training an hands-on internship in order to practice medicine. I doubt medications are prescribed carelessly or without due diligence. Physicians respond to what they are told, their observations and diagnostic testing results.
If Risperdal had a negative effect on this child it is the parents responsibility to communicate this information to their medical professional. Medicines may affect people differently. Sometimes you may have to try more than one medication to find that which most well suits the patient. Physicians stress the importance of feedback and communication to patients and parents. there is more involved to this story than we are reading in this article, I am confident of that.
The reason America has so many children on mental health medications is because they need them. There are a lot of damaged people having children so this is bound to happen. You keep letting your defectives reproduce, it's going to get worse. You already have a country lined with riff-raff, gang bangers and white trash. I don't expect their children will grow up to be outstanding pieces of work. By ignoring the importance of monitoring reproduction, America makes it even easier for TPTB to retard and control the masses.
Go see for yourself on medical websites, when you have finished reading every thing posted here on ATS. Medical websites, large ones, will have a section for Mental Health, broken into sub-sets. Read some of those posts. People that have mental illness that have full intentions of bringing children into the world post questions all the time. My guess is they think their family line is so grand that the world would suffer if they didn't bring more mental defectives into your society. To me this defies logical thinking - - - all the more reason that sane people should be making sure these births do not occur. Stop producing mentally ill babies and doctors can stop prescribing mental health medications.

posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 07:37 AM
reply to post by Vitchilo

What the hell?
There has got to be another side to this story, there's no way this woman was in the wrong for what she did.

posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 07:43 AM
reply to post by ParkerCramer

The constitution was not violated. Why did they bring out the tank? Well I don't know if it was a tank, APC, or other armored vehicle. The SWAT team brought it because they were told a woman was baricaded in a dwelling with a minor child, and fired at police. They wanted to be able to get as close as possible with minimal risk to the responding officers.

How are the police supposed to know the back story on every warrant? When a warrant comes in it has allready went through some investigative arm. The patrol guys that get them are usually so swamped with other duties that they have to trust the investigating person or agency. They do not have time to go reinvestigate the issue. If a cop is handed a warrant that says, arrest person x for endangerment of a minor child and with holding vital medical treatment, that is all they know. They react to that information because they reasonably believe the investigator did their job.

In this case it seems the investigator didn't do their job very well. That is not the responding officer's fault. He was attempting to help a minor he believed to be in danger. He encountered a barricade situation with possible hostages. He then heard what he believed to be a gun shot. He called in superior support to attempt a rescue of the minor child and anyone else that may have been there.

Trust me when it was all over he probably felt pretty bad. I know people hate to hear it but most cops are trying their best to uphold order and protect people. I have began a project that allows me to work side by side with cops 48 hours a week. The men and women I have worked with are no different than you or me. They have just taken the initiative to try to help others by enforcing the rules. Many of them use "officer discretion" to actually avoid enforcing certain rules unless it would pose a potential risk to others.

Are there cops with control issues? Yes, I have ran in to them else where. Are there crooked cops? Yes, just read Serpico. Is the average cop a jack booted thug attempting to rip up the constitution while taking bribes? Nope, not even close.

Now, I come down on both sides of matters involving cops here and in real life. You can read my other posts about cops on this site and see for yourself how I feel.

I do understand though that the average patrol cop in a place like detroit probably responds to 4 or more calls an hour on a slow day. He does not have the time to reinvestigate a case that has allready been investigated. He must rely on others to do their job properly. If he is serving a warant and feels his life is in danger, he will call for back up. If he feels that the life of another is in danger and his acting alone would make that worse he will call for people that can respond apropriately.

We may not like it every time it happens. The truth is though, most of the time you don't hear about it because they get the right drug dealer, gang banger, gun runner, or what have you.

posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 07:56 AM
reply to post by LargeFries

no, young children do not need drugs when they suffer from mental health problems. i have an autistic cousin who has never had anything and he is on his way to Oxford university in September.

I would suggest you watch Louis Theroux's documentary on drugged up america as the rest of the world thinks this is crazy and the usa is not the only country where people have mental problems plus i dont think the poor unsuitable parents will bother to spend their cash on pescription drugs when they could buy beer instead.

posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 08:00 AM

Originally posted by JominaRisperdal

Risperdal has it's origins in "experimental interrogation".

posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 09:19 AM
Thread about this here:

If it can happen to ONE of us, it can happen to ALL of us.
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