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Forbidden: Basic Human Rights Denied Under Guardianship

When a person commits heinous crimes, it should come as no surprise when a criminal court sentences them and they lose many of their rights. However, when a person is injured in an accident, develops an impairment, or simply grows older, they too can lose many, even most, of their basic human rights under a probate court. Continue reading Forbidden: Basic Human Rights Denied Under Guardianship

Guardianship Abuse Playbook – Retaliation Against Those Who Dare to Speak Up

Imagine a situation in which someone you love is abducted. You may or may not know where they are, but you are powerless to free them. The captor takes their money by getting into their bank account and investments, changing insurance policies and trusts to the benefit of the captor. The captor drugs the loved one into oblivion and forbids them to have contact with friends or family members.
If all this was done by a masked thug, law enforcement would jump into action, and the person reporting such a crime might even be hailed a hero.
However, if the perpetrator of such actions does so through manipulation of the probate or civil court system, it is business as usual. No one bats an eye if the victim is declared by the court to be an “incapacitated person” in need of a guardian, whether the allegation is true or not.
Worse, there is often swift retaliation against anyone speaking up for these hidden victims of guardianship abuse. Such bullying tactics are so common that they are considered to be part of the standard “playbook” used by the perpetrators of guardianship abuse through local probate courts. Continue reading Guardianship Abuse Playbook – Retaliation Against Those Who Dare to Speak Up

Joann Bashinsky Golden Flake Heiress – Her Legacy: Stop Guardianship Abuse

Joann Bashinsky was well-known for her selfless generosity and philanthropy. She was heiress to the sizable Golden Flake potato chips fortune. She had fame, fortune, friends, and a good heart. Yet, none of that was enough to protect her from becoming still another victim of elder abuse via the manipulation of guardianship and conservatorship laws. Sadly, she spent her final year and a half on earth fighting a fierce battle for the simplest thing — control over her own life. Continue reading Joann Bashinsky Golden Flake Heiress – Her Legacy: Stop Guardianship Abuse

Violence At the Capitol – This Is Not Who We Are

History books will record January 6, 2021, as a day unlike any other before or since. I was there, in Washington DC. I heard President Donald J. Trump’s speech, and I walked to the Capitol with throngs of people. At the time, many of us were unaware that this was any more than another march or patriotic rally. Like the rest of the world, I was horrified later at the news that there was violence at the Capitol resulting in injuries and death. That was not why I went to DC. Nor was it the reason that any other person that I personally know went. This is not who we are. Continue reading Violence At the Capitol – This Is Not Who We Are

Adoption From Foster Care – Is it More About the Money Than the Kids?

The numbers do not add up. There are more children adopted out of foster care to non-family members than there are “substantiated” allegations of abuse or neglect against the parents. The data calls into question the entire rationale that has been given for funding adoptions from foster care. Continue reading Adoption From Foster Care – Is it More About the Money Than the Kids?

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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