Kentucky Judges Caught Subverting Due Process
Article from Reason by Robby Soave.
Kentucky’s Cabinet for Health and Family Services—the state agency that provides child protective services—has a practice of obtaining blank emergency custody orders pre-signed by judges. Social workers then fill out the documents with the necessary information after they’ve been signed by a judge and then use them to take custody of children from parents who have come under investigation. Let me repeat that: no judge actually reviews these orders, or the evidence used to justify separating a family, before signing them.
Previously, copies of the blank orders with signatures from Jefferson District Court judges were left at the Home of the Innocents on Market Street and filled in by cabinet workers – giving them the power to remove children without a judge reviewing the allegations written on the order or filling out other necessary documentation.
“The system that is currently set up allows for the social workers to call an on-call judge on the phone and then fill out the order themselves, a blank order with a judge’s signature on it,” attorney Karen Faulkner said in an interview before the March 15 policy change. “Children are being illegally taken from their home without judges’ proper authority.”
In some cases, attorneys and some judges claim cabinet workers have used blank copies of the pre-signed child removal orders to take kids from their parents, only later filling in the allegations and other items on the order. The judges and attorneys for the parents don’t see the orders until a hearing three days after the child has been removed.
Read the entire article at Reason.
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Wonder what happens to the kids . . .
Every judge that participated in this completely illegal activity should not just be removed from the bench but literally yanked off the bench. The Kentucky AG might want to investigate and possibly indict these people , both the judges and welfare people, for malfeasance and other criminal actions.
So obviously we must remove these so called “judges” most likely approved of and planted by the Muslim usurper. Heads need to roll here.
THERE USING THEM FOR ILLEGALS T
Is it OK to take Children from US Citizens???Yo CAN NOT seperate the ILLEGAL SLIME BALLS comming accross our Southern BORDER….LOOKS like Liberal Snow Flakes at work…
Senator Rand Paul and the Senate Majority Leader need to be made fully aware of this travesty in their home state. The full weight of the federal government should be brought against all those involved.
Seems like our entire government needs an overhaul through citizen participation. Its hard to do as we are all so busy. However, freedom requires a need to participate by demanding government agencies clean their swamps and judges are not God. if they break our laws to support their progressive agenda- they should be called out on it and FIRED!
Did you know that Social Security (Article 5) pays for the children taken away from parents and given to the state Govt foster care services. This service was put in effect by Bill Clinton during his presidency. It`s a win win for the states and most states love to shove their power down the throats of the people who cannot defend themselves.
O.K. sign the orders to remove the judges and put them in jail without any “due process.” If they object tell them you are holding them indefinitely because you have a signed order from a judge. That’ll solve the problem.
judges should be disbarred
Cabinet for Health and Family Services – dissolved
all involved brought up on child trafficking charges