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Real News Spark – Real News that Sparks People to Make a Difference

“The pen is mightier than the sword,” as the saying goes. There is great power in our words. Words can expose darkness, destroy reputations, or inspire a generation. Words can tear down and they can build up.
Welcome to Real News Spark. Our goal is to provide news, real news that has been investigated and vetted, which sparks the readers – you – to make a difference in the world around you. Continue reading Real News Spark – Real News that Sparks People to Make a Difference

Daughter of Retired Alabama Schoolteacher: “They’re Killing My Mother”

All that Nancy Scott has wanted was for her mother, retired Alabama schoolteacher Marian Leonard, to be able to live out her final years surrounded by the love and support of her family. Nancy never dreamed that such a simple wish could be thwarted by lawyers and judges and doctors. Now, it appears that time has run out for her to get her mother closer to her home in the Wiregrass area of southern Alabama. Continue reading Daughter of Retired Alabama Schoolteacher: “They’re Killing My Mother”

Tennessee To Arrest Attorney Connie Reguli for Advocating for Client’s Rights

Tennessee To Arrest Attorney Connie Reguli for Advocating for Client’s Rights

Attorney Connie Reguli of Brentwood, Tennessee, is known for being an outspoken warrior who fights legally on behalf of families who are dealing with Child Protective Services. Now, she is being arrested after trying to help a parent secure due process.

She will be turning herself in to the Brentwood Police Department on Wednesday morning. Continue reading Tennessee To Arrest Attorney Connie Reguli for Advocating for Client’s Rights

Retired Schoolteacher Forced onto Hospice Forbidden to Have Visitors – Daughter Worried They Will Starve Her

By Terri LaPoint July 15, 2019 An elderly woman who was forced into a nursing home and onto hospice care against her will has now been forbidden to have any visitors. Without any family or friends being allowed to see … Continue reading Retired Schoolteacher Forced onto Hospice Forbidden to Have Visitors – Daughter Worried They Will Starve Her

Real News Spark Journalist Guest on 12-Hour Marathon to Expose CPS

Northwest Liberty News is hosting a 12-hour broadcast marathon Saturday, July 13, 2019, with the theme: “Dark to Light: Shining a Light on Child Protective Services.” Investigative journalist Terri LaPoint of Real News Spark will join an extensive line-up of guests who have been involved in exposing the injustice within the Child Protective system. Continue reading Real News Spark Journalist Guest on 12-Hour Marathon to Expose CPS

“We Hold These Truths” Show – State Sponsored Kidnapping of the Elderly and Disabled

Terri LaPoint was recently a guest on the show “We Hold These Truths” with Seraphim Schwab to discuss the latest story of the retired Alabama schoolteacher who was taken from her family and forced onto hospice care by the court. We also discussed the story of a disabled North Carolina boy taken away from his family.
In both of these cases, as in many other cases we have investigated, the loved one has fared far worse since being seized from their families than they ever did in their own homes and families.
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Special Needs Boy Deteriorated in State Care After Doctors Criticized Mom for Seeking Answers

A mother’s love can make all the difference in the life of a child. Unfortunately, there are times that doctors, including those known as Child Abuse Pediatricians, have the power to enlist law enforcement and Child Protective Services in order to take children away from the love and care of their mothers and fathers, even when the parents are innocent.
Brenner Children’s Hospital, Child Protective Services, and law enforcement say that Joy Zeller has harmed her son by seeking medical opinions outside of the Brenner system and by disagreeing with some of the Brenner doctors. They stepped in and took Nathan away from his mother, accusing her of criminal behavior, in the name of Nathan’s “best interest,” at considerable expense to taxpayers.
Is Nathan really better off under state supervision than he was at home with his family?
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