1983 Civil Rights Action applies to the abuse by CPS

The 1983 Civil Rights Action was originally enacted by Congress as part of the KKK Act of 1871. The initial purpose was to protect the constitutional rights of racial minorities in the Reconstruction South. Even though it was written broadly enough to create a federal cause of action for anyone whose rights have been violated under the 14th amendment. The 14th amendment includes most of the first 10 amendments under the US Constitution and those provisions are applicable against the States and state officials including Child Protection Services and their caseworkers.

A 1983 Action is one of the most effective means of bringing suit in Federal Court against State officials who have violated Constitutional Rights such as the right of free speech, freedom of religion, to be free from unreasonable searches and seizure and to just compensation for takings of private property. Case workers in child protection services violate the 1st,4th,6th, 13th, and 14th Amendment rights when they snatch children.
Section 1983 relief is supplementary to any state remedy that may exist for violation of your rights by state officials. For instance in Georgia the statues claim that the hearing for child protective cases are closed, that the defense is not allowed to cross examine, that hersay is allowed, that due process is not followed, that the accused i.e. the parent is not allowed to face their accuser, and that the burden of proof is on the parent to prove they are not guilty, and that the parent is not allowed to talk about the case or name names is grounds for relief under the 1983 relief act.
Now the parents who are abused by Child Protective Services are for the most part poor and uneducated. So they don’t have the money to hire a high prices attorney to take their case to the Federal Level. Well that is also taken care of in the Section 1983 action. There is an allowance in the section that makes the defendant pick up the tab. That was added so that the poor could take advantage of the Federal Court System.
This action needs to be on every parents mind when CPS comes knocking at your door. You have the right to make them leave and come back with a warrant not just a pick up order from the court. You have the right to freedom of speech to say anything you want to about your case, to name names and to post it anywhere. You also have the right to due process, to face your accuser and to cross examine and to have access to the evidence against you. It is up to the state to prove you guilty not the other way around.

About yvonnemason

Background:  The eldest of five children, Yvonne was born May 17, 1951 in Atlanta, Georgia. Raised in East Point, Georgia, she moved to Jackson County, Ga. until 2006 then moved to Port St. Lucie, Florida where she currently makes her home.  Licensed bounty hunter for the state of Georgia. Education:  After a 34 year absence, returned to college in 2004. Graduated with honors in Criminal Justice with an Associate’s degree from Lanier Technical College in 2006. Awards:  Nominated for the prestigious GOAL award in 2005 which encompasses all of the technical colleges. This award is based not only on excellence in academics but also leadership, positive attitude and the willingness to excel in one’s major. Affiliations:  Beta Sigma Phi Sorority  Member of The Florida Writer’s Association – Group Leader for St Lucie County The Dream:  Since learning to write at the age of five, Yvonne has wanted to be an author. She wrote her first novel Stan’s Story beginning in 1974 and completed it in 2006. Publication seemed impossible as rejections grew to 10 years. Determined, she continued adding to the story until her dream came true in 2006. The Inspiration:  Yvonne’s brother Stan has been her inspiration and hero in every facet of her life. He was stricken with Encephalitis at the tender age of nine months. He has defied every roadblock placed in his way and has been the driving force in every one of her accomplishments. He is the one who taught her never to give up The Author: Yvonne is currently the author of several novels, including:  Stan’s Story- the true story of her brother’s accomplishments, it has been compared to the style of Capote, and is currently being rewritten with new information for re-release.  Tangled Minds - a riveting story about a young girl’s bad decision and how it taints everyone’s life around her yet still manages to show that hope is always possible. This novel has been compared to the writing of Steinbeck and is currently being written as a screenplay. This novel will be re-released by Kerlak Publishing in 2009  Brilliant Insanity – released by Kerlak Publishing October 2008  Silent Scream – Released by Lulu.com October 2008- Slated to be made into a movie Yvonne’s Philosophy in Life - “Pay it Forward”: “In this life we all have been helped by others to attain our dreams and goals. We cannot pay it back but what we can do is ‘pay it forward’. It is a simple
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5 Responses to 1983 Civil Rights Action applies to the abuse by CPS

  1. George & Crystal Middleton says:

    we have been assaulted by unfair slander and defeamtion of character By CPS of Jefferson County new york thank you for posting this it is greatly appreciated as we are poor but not uneducated
    Sincerely George And Crystal Middleton


    • yvonnemason says:

      George and Crystal,
      You are more than welcome. There is a wealth of information on this site that you can use. That is just one reason I built this site. To help others who have been abused by CPS. Feel free to repost, use or give anything on this site as you need to. It is time that CPS and the Government learns they can not abuse families.


      • George & Crystal Middleton says:

        yes i wish you had numbers of western new york attorneys that take on cps this has been our difficulty so far finding an attorney outside of public Pretenders that melinguer a fail to provide due dilligence on falsified statements as it is My wife and i have to go tomorrow pro se (without legel representation) to request a continuance so that private legal council can be aqquired as per the L.A.C.E’s advisement also the cps agent tried to dangle carrots in front of my wife tempting her with visitation alone with our daughter telling me I have no rights to visit as i am not Ashley and Nicoles real dad but I have been assisting in the care and welfare of her for 10 years of her life and her “real dad” has only spoke with her approximately 5 times since I have been involved and married with my wife… Thank you for listening to my griefs


      • yvonnemason says:

        I will see if I can find some and send them to you.


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