CPS Protest vs Beached Whale

protest vs whaleAbout 7:30 am, on December 22, 2015 there was a report of a beached whale in Galveston, TX. Thirty minutes later a protest in Houston started to draw awareness to problems with Texas’ CPS system began. Both events had media coverage. The whale footage aired… the protest did not.

The protest was to draw attention to a situation where CPS was hitting a family hard. The family had a young set of twins, but the boy was not developing as fast as the girl. The mother had been studying in Scotland. The child had been examined over there and the parents wanted second opinion. When the parents returned to Houston the Scottish Social Services accused them of fleeing to avoid an investigation and contacted Texas DFPS. Texas demanded that the child be examined here and then petitioned the court for Temporary Managing Conservator-ship back in April. The parents immediately went to media.

When the court decided to return the child, part of the court order included a gag order plus there was a restriction that the child would not be removed from Harris County and the contiguous counties. Early in November the family received an emergency call that the fraternal grandmother in Nigeria was near death. She had never seen any of the children. The family filed for emergency passports and was arrested while trying to board a plane in Dallas. Once again they were accused of fleeing. (Fox 26 story)

Now all 3 of their children are in state custody and in a recent hearing the court sanctioned the family $5,000 for violating court orders. This drew the attention of some civil rights activist, who called for the protest.

One problem we have is: “The general population doesn’t know what is happening with CPS and Foster Care and it doesn’t know that it doesn’t know.” So we have a massive education task before us.

A recent Texas development is that on December 17, 2015 a federal judge ruled on a Class Action lawsuit that Texas was violating the Constitutional rights of some 12,000 Texas children in foster care. A very serious development. One that needs to be addressed farther but is far to extensive to cover now so it will be addressed in a follow-up peace.

What happened with the whale? I know that it died. We know that a necropsy was planned for Wednesday to find out why it was sick. Not that I dislike animals. I really love them. But in general I tend to worry about humans over animals especially when it comes to children being mistreated by the system charged with the duty to protect them.

But this was not the first time a a situation involving an animal took precedence over a child caught up in problems with CPS.

In July of 2012 an Austin police officer shot a beloved family pet named Cisco. A few days later a woman leaving a Woodlands, TX clinic was murdered and her baby ciscokidnapped. Police was quickly able to locate the getaway car from witnesses’ descriptions. The perpetrator and baby were soon located. But instead of simply returning the child to his family, CPS decided to conduct an investigation on his father whom had a felony drug conviction which triggered a pending drug screen sending the baby and his two siblings to be placed with relatives.

It was not enough that the man’s wife was murdered, but CPS saw fit to strip him of his complete family over the wrong doings of a complete stranger. We are unsure how long the children were kept away because the media coverage soon fell away. We do know that by the time Verna McClain was convicted and sentenced to “life without parole” the children were home.

In the 3 days between the shooting of Cisco and that of this woman the Facebook page “Justice for Cisco” gained a little over “100,000 likes” while the “Angel Eyes over Texas” page had only drawn just under 200 “likes” in over 2 years of champion the cause of Family Rights. A friend even did a blog piece on this “It’s a Dog’s WorldTo this day the Cisco page carries right at 97,000 followers compared to AEovrT’s 1,562 proving Texan’s have a far greater concern over animal rights than children and parents dealing with CPS.

But really when you think about it we can see why. It’s estimated that 70-80 million dogs and 74-96 million cats are owned in the United States. Approximately 37-47% of all households in the United States have a dog, and 30-37% have a cat. (Source: APPA)

But when you start looking at children involved with CPS only about 3% of the child population is affected by it. Even extending it out counting Aunts, Uncles, Grandparents and other extended family about the worst case scenario is about 19,080,000 million or about 6%. This means there are about 8 times more Americans affected by animals than the child welfare system. So what can we do about it?


About Jim Black

Jim Black is the founder of Angel Eyes over Texas (AEovrT). Jim is a former Manufacturing Engineer turned CPS Watchdog. Jim spent more than 32 years studying manufacturing companies, their procedures and the proper application of their resources with heavy emphasis on Quality Control, Automated Systems and Resource Management. Now those same skills are applied toward analyzing Texas DFPS and it's functions; breaking down the mechanics of how the agency fails to follow the policies, statutes and rules set forth by the State of Texas. Jim tracks all changes to the Texas CPS Handbook on www.aeovrt.org. Jim often consults with CPS defense attorneys on handbook research.
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16 Responses to CPS Protest vs Beached Whale

  1. James Currier says:

    Not at all unexpected seeing as how they9The Lame Steam media) know but are hiding the horror of CPS and therefor do not show protests on the news unless there are arrests.


    • Karen Riley says:

      Karen Riley

      This is why we no longer rely on the media for any help and conduct rallies and marches. Word of mouth travels nearly as fast as airwaves. We are succeeding in alerting and educating the public, and exposing the corruption in Child Protective Services & Family Courts and have grown in numbers across the nation. It is only a matter of (short) time before everyone will know about these evil entities. Not only were we passed over for the beached whale story, but we marched over to the Chronicle to ask if they wanted to do a story on us, and a very disinterested Secretary, lazilly told us “No”, They were only interested in high profile -sensation-alized stories. Wow! Boy, are they going to kick themselves in their booties when this all explodes and they had no part in covering any of it. Bet they’ll be trying to do a story then.


  2. Karen Riley says:

    Karen Riley

    This is why we no longer rely on the media for any help and conduct rallies and marches. Word of mouth travels nearly as fast as airwaves. We are succeeding in alerting and educating the public, and exposing the corruption in Child Protective Services & Family Courts and have grown in numbers across the nation. It is only a matter of (short) time before everyone will know about these evil entities. Not only were we passed over for the beached whale story, but we marched over to the Chronicle to ask if they wanted to do a story on us, and a very disinterested Secretary, lazilly told us “No”, They were only interested in high profile -sensation-alized stories. Wow! Boy, are they going to kick themselves in their booties when this all explodes and they had no part in covering any of it. Bet they’ll be trying to do a story then.


  3. Judy Walls says:

    The news media is evidently getting paid off by CPS to not broadcast any of our protest or anything negative about CPS and their child trafficking history


    • I agree with you it happened to me with my case. CPS kidnapped my children from New Mexico on May 28, 2015. My husband & I were arrested under false kidnapping charges leaving my two children alone so that CPS could take them to Texas without us being able to put up a fight. I know this because I was released from custody in New Mexico the day after my children had left for Texas. In our first conversation with Herbert Canada (supervisor CPS) seemed helpful promising me the opportunity to see my children once I arrived to Texas as well as an emergency hearing & a family plan for reunification. Seven months have passed so far since I arrived in Houston to fight for my children and CPS hasn’t kept any of their promises. CPS had kept my children from me without providing a reason for their actions. I also provided the names & information of three individuals interested in fostering my children however CPS never called to speak with any of them. Instead they placed my two children with complete strangers & without the ability to call me if they needed help. We do not have any extended family, no grandparents, aunts , uncles, or cousins. Mainly because my family is made up of mostly alcoholics, promiscuous individuals, possible child molesters & sexual predators which I had to fight off myself growing up. These individuals are not needed in my children’s lives & for eight years our family consists of the four of us and two dogs. Being torn away from us in this manner without any communication caused my son to require therapy to help him cope with being away from us. Do you think that CPS act in the best interest of my children after destroying two children in this manner? No they have done the opposite and the media shields their corruption instead of helping the children involved.


    • It’s not quite as simple as being paid off. One factor on the lack of newspaper reports is that CPS will not offer their side of the story due to confidentiality laws. It’s a rare reporter who will take the family side and publish that on its own merits. This is part of the strategy that we, as advocates have to consider when working on reform.


    • That the news media is paid off is over-simplification of the real issue. Most news media want to report both sides of a story. CPS won’t disclose anything due to confidentiality law.


  4. I do think it is a shame when you consider the long lasting effects this has on the familial unit when the children of the next generation is removed. I do not believe the nation realizes how devastating this is for the middle class and poor families who must fight an agency with unlimited resources of lawyers and funding. While the middle class families and poor face enormous obstacles of time, finance and legal courts, it does not offer a true and just system of law. As an agency which acts on unconstitutional intrusions of the familial unit, Americans every where should be enraged at the re-distribution of children without a fair trial, due process and the right to be free of government intrusion. While it destroys not only the family, the results are a ripple effect on the national economy and is destroying the middle class and poor. While all children who have faced serious abuse from their parents, need intervention, this is not the way to achieve that with the length of time it requires for a caseworker to respond. And those children are never saved when in imminent danger. We have had a Texas Judge say, children are leaving the system more damaged then when they arrive in foster. We have Kansas report showing the salaries of contractors exceed six figures with little evidence to merit such costs. We have so many reports of criminal activity by child welfare workers across the nation one cringes to think these are the people being given the power to take children. When crimes such as ; child pornography, child rape, child molestation, child neglect, falsification, drug use, cartel involvement, child trafficking, domestic violence, drug trafficking, murder, and a host of crimes, we must begin to look at a program that has gone under the radar of the public for far too long. If ever in our history we have shown to harbor a cancerous crime and human rights violations, we can know, like slavery these kids are held legally and detained from the reach of the protection of their families. There is no greater issue facing America, and it is the dismantling of the American family, their self sufficiency and their right and promise under the constitution. We can no longer look past the blind cruelty to families for the sake of national racketeering to seize children for financial gain.


    • Jim Black says:

      There is a story about the judge’s ruling in the works. I think you will find it interesting.


    • Per Jim’s other articles in this link, the percentage of families who are abused by the power of the child welfare agency is very small. To get attention on the child protection agency will take more than just stating that “national racketeering to seize children for financial gain” is a fact.


  5. Dawn says:

    Yes here in Alberta Canada the media along with activist brought out that 685 children’s deaths were hidden from the public,after which the funding for the investigation removed by the of government ,,yet there was more of a out cry over the shooting of a lion than these kids .inexcusable


  6. Yvonne M.Garcia says:

    wow….. This is happening all over the United States, we need to continue to get this out to as many people as possible so the media will understand the truth and the cover-up of the system. I am allowing you to know that a lot of these parent are not bad parents, bad things has occurred in there lives, as well as there children lives, I have heard so many investigations on story of the victim child(ren) and parent(s) but no laws or in effect to protected them from removal, of there homes and forced adoption(s) , I have experience children disappearing and parents being lied on, even if the allegations are false they still have a record of some sort, I also know children in foster care that has a d.yf.s case and the system has kept them in there custody which is illegal, and wouldn’t help the biological parent(s) that was fighting custody for there child, but help the foster care ”parent” maintain custody, to many people are against parent that are fighting custody and making way to much money to obtain them in there care and no system is willing to help these parent obtain there own children in there own homes, I have heard commercial to help foster parent so they can obtain a productive lifestyle for them or how they don’t have to be perfect foster parent , while the system looks at there biological parent(s) imperfections to make a determination on there rights on those conclusions, I have never hear commercial to help children stay in there own home with there parents, and help promote a productive lifestyle for them, is it because it is no money in promoting to help biological parent(s) or is because people are willing to pay for other people children with out finding out if they were wanted and they are not being told that they have a mother or father that wants them, they are asked what type a baby they want and giving the price of the child that they are buying from these adoptions agency, and inform some adoptees the parents have 9 months to make up there mines if they want there child, there not telling them that some of these parent(s) are still fighting custody over them and if a judge tell that mother or father terminations of rights, that baby will be sold for 5,000-20,000 dollars to people that don’t know, they only came to the agency to be parents to child that was unwanted or loved, they wasn’t told it because the parent had issue that occurred in there life or people have lied upon them or single young parent that are prayed on in there trials and tribulations of life and poor parent(s) they are looked upon as if they don’t love there children and there children won’t have any emotional attachment if they were sold in adoptions… well they are wrong and I am willing to make a stand for them because I am a mother to a child that was forced into adoption that I love very much and wanted


  7. Carla Farrell says:

    This is exactly what they are doing to my grandson and family!!!! Seems nobody wants to listen to what I have to say about it all. Those no good bastards gave taken my grandson, refuses to let me have him and they are SELLING MY GRANDSON OUT#!!! Now my question is, where do I go now????


  8. Doug says:

    I am interested in becoming involved…………mostly as an advocate for the children but also to attempt to change the system which can sometimes use seemingly ‘gestapo’ type tactics in the handling of the families.
    Where do I start?


  9. I would like to put out there again about the State of Texas CPS here in Fort Worth, Texas!!! The CPS service here had removed my grandson from my home last December 2014 with no proof of any of the allegations they seems to know, which there is no proof what so ever!!!! I have been slandered to the max! In February the have set up a meeting wanting my kids to negotiations with the state to adopt him out!!!!! I need advice on this for I do not have the high dollar retainer for an attorney!!! So they HAVE STOLEN AND SELLING OUT MY GRANDSON…Someone please, please help me. I am begging for help! We get to see him 1 hour a week in a little boxed in room being monitored every minute. Telling us what we can say and what we can’t say, to me this is brutal to us and the child. He told us yesterday that he just wanted to come home! My kids have done everything that has been ordered and asked of them. And it just goes on and on and on!!! Please help!


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