Thursday, May 31, 2012

The Voter Empowerment Act: More necessary than ever


By Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) and Rep. Robert Brady (D-Pa.)
U.S. Representative
John Conyers, Jr.

There is no more important right in our society than the right to vote – it is the basis of all of our other rights. It is why generations of Americans have fought and died for the right to vote. And as a result of their sacrifices, today government and society as a whole has become more reflective of the democratic principles enshrined in our Constitution.    
Given the importance of this hard-fought right, the American people deserve an election system that not only protects but enhances every eligible voter’s ability to register, cast a ballot, and participate in our democracy. But rather than improve access to the ballot box, over the past year states have enacted laws which undermine this fundamental right.
Legislatures across the country have ended same day voter registration. Many have limited or eliminated early voting opportunities and severely restricted voter mobilization drives. And states have adopted restrictive photo identification requirements which exclude common forms of identification. These laws are barriers to voting and could disenfranchise millions of eligible minority, elderly, military, student, and low-income voters.
U.S. Representative
Bob Brady
As the Ranking Members of the Committees on the Judiciary and House Administration, we believe strongly in Congress’ role as a guardian of voting rights.  In light of this recent trend, Congress must do more to ensure all American citizens are able to freely exercise this precious right. That is why we have joined with Representative John Lewis, Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, Assistant Democratic Leader Jim Clyburn and many of our House colleagues in introducing the Voter Empowerment Act.       
Congress has long acted on a bipartisan basis to protect and expand the right to vote. Since it originally passed in 1965, Congress has voted three times to enhance the Voting Rights Act, including reauthorizing the Act in 2006.  In 1993, Congress passed the National Voter Registration Act which improved access to voter registration and provided protection from wrongful purges on voter rolls. And in 2002, Congress passed the Help America Vote Act to enhance voters’ access to the ballot box. Protecting and enhancing the right to vote is a long-standing Congressional prerogative. 
The Voter Empowerment Act protects the integrity of elections by improving eligible voters’ access to the ballot box. It modernizes voter registration using existing technology to automatically and permanently enroll consenting eligible voters while also making certain voter information is secure and accurate.  It would also provide for online registration, allow same day voter registration at the poll, and simplifies the registration process for members of the military serving overseas. The bill also ensures the integrity of elections by providing funds to better train poll workers and by banning officials in charge of elections from participating in campaigns.                    
The first political campaign after passage ofVoting Rights Act.
Additionally, this legislation protects voting rights by outlawing vote caging and deceptive practices designed to interfere with an individual’s right to vote through intimidation and misinformation. Voter caging is the practice of sending mail to voters at their addresses maintained on voter rolls, creating a list of the mail that is returned as undeliverable or without a return receipt, and using that list to purge or challenge a voters’ registrations on the basis that the voters on the list do not legally reside at their registered address. The bill declares that a voter shall not be denied the right to vote unless the challenge is corroborated by independent evidence, and it also prohibits persons other than election official from challenging a voter’s eligibility based on voter caging and other questionable challenges. Majority-minority neighborhoods are often the target of this practice. And Vote caging disproportionately harms individuals who change addresses often such as students and service members.  
These are common sense steps Congress can take to ensure every eligible voter who desires to participate can do so and that federal elections proceed in a fair and transparent manner. Given there is an election six months away, it is our hope that our colleagues on the Committees on the Judiciary and House Administration will demonstrate their commitment to the democratic process by holding hearings on the Voter Empowerment Act.
The loudest sound that exists in a democratic society is the voice of a voter in an election. Ensuring that every minority, every service member, every senior citizen, and every student has the right to vote should not be a partisan issue.
                         
Rep. Conyers (D-Mich.) is the ranking Democrat on the the House Judiciary Committee. Rep. Brady (D-Pa.) is the ranking Democrat on the House Administration Committee.

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Michigan Adoption Proceedings Benchbook And Its History of Neglect

Michigan has recently implemented a series of legislative initiatives to address the wave of young adults aging out the foster care system and the fact that these young adults have been severely traumatized, medically and educationally neglected facing a life of uncertainty.

What is going on is this.  It was in 1996 when the Personal Responsibility Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) was signed.  Social assistance programs were drastically cut to promote people entering educational studies or the workforce.  It worked, literally.  Jobs were abundant.  College tuition was affordable.  Money was flowing.  Opportunities for property ownership were available to individuals who never before dreamed they could own a home.  Prosperity was in the air.  It was the end of welfare as we knew it, for the moment.

Then one day reality hit.

When PRWORA was authorized, the funding of social assistance programs did not magically disappear and reappear in the pockets of taxpayers.  Welfare funding was shifted from the public to privatized corporations that were immune under federal law for any form of wrongdoing as they functioned under the magical spell of "the best interests of children".

Child Placing Agencies began to manage the disbursement of personal assistance through a maniacal scheme of revenue maximization.  Federal funding for child welfare programs are reimbursed for costs after the appropriated budget.  With a two year reporting delay, coupled with a neophyte informational technological grid, no one would ever think a non-profit, contracted by a state would ever engage in questionable activities.

These Child Placing Agencies began to launch massive child protection campaigns, all funded with the social assistance funding that was stripped from the social safety net to promote electoral campaigns and lobby aggressively for more legislation to create even more powerful policies to enrich the revenue maximization schemes.

PRWORA later joined forces with the Faith Based Initiatives and the perfect formula was derived for fraud.

As religious organizations and Child Placing Agencies are exempt and excluded from external audits and reviews, there was a newfound lust for removing children in need of social assistance to place in the privately contracted care of a state.  The longer the contract, the more the money.  The more the fictitious billing, the more the profit.  Even though non-profits are not suppose to profit, hiring expansion, lobbying and financial campaign endorsements justified the windfall.  It was at this point a massive wave of children entering foster care began.

Once the benchmarks were set, the pattern of removals had to be maintained in order to maintain the federal funding and justify the questionable billing practices of Medicaid.

Conditions in the foster care system were so horrific in Michigan, an outside advocacy group, even though I discussed the case with Children's Rights prior to their filing, I am personally saddened with the limited scope of litigation as it did not include the Michigan Children's Institute and its Superintendent, Bill Johnson, the sole legal guardian, at one point in time, more than 13,000 children.

Now these 13,000 who were not adopted are aging out to a life on the streets.

As Michigan severed all ties with the legacies of these young adults, at the age of 18 they are faced with walking out the door with a garbage bag of possessions to hopefully make it to a homeless shelter to experience severe withdraw of the cocktail of psychotropic medication that was only prescribed for the purposes of billing Medicaid.

Michigan, under the tutelage of Madame Maura Corrigan, Director of Department of Human Services and Former Supreme Court Justice who admiraled legislation from the bench, social assistance eligibility has been drastically slashed and redirected to Child Welfare Institutions.  This means the last hope of survival for these youth aging out of foster care has been ripped from their hands, like candy from a baby, literally.

For many of the aging out population, all they know is what their State of Michigan parents taught them.  There parents were Maura Corrigan and Bill Johnson.  They taught institutional reliance of welfare or prison because it sustained the jobs of the most powerful industry of Michigan, Human Services.

Not exclusive to Michigan, the rest of the States are experiencing the same challenges with aging out populations but Michigan, or moreso Detroit Metropolitan area is standing worse with unemployment over 50%, high illiteracy rates, foreclosures, crime, representing the highest levels of infant mortality in North America.  This area is where there were the highest rates of removal of children around PRWORA.  The area experienced injections of Faith Based funding with the crops of mega churches to legitimize the revenue maximization schemes of the Child Placing Agencies.

Aging out is becoming to be such a visible problem in public, Michigan is going to keep these young adults in care even longer.  The state cannot provide social assistance to these youth because it would mean the reweaving of the social safety net for everyone.

Michigan has bought some time but has done nothing to remedy the ills of its social policies or become accountable to abusing and neglecting children in its care.

Here are the legislative highlights:


Effective May 1, 2012, 2012 PA 115 amended MCL 712A.17d(1)
to expand a lawyer‐guardian ad litem’s duties to include
participating in training in early childhood, child, and
adolescent development.


On April 5, 2012, the SCAO issued SCAO Administrative
Memorandum 2012‐04 to help courts with the implementation
of the Young Adult Voluntary Foster Care Act and other
recently signed acts that extend adoption support subsidy
agreements and medical subsidy agreements to children who
were adopted between the ages of 16 and 18, and who meet the
eligibility requirements set out in the Young Adult Voluntary
Foster Care Act, MCL 400.641 et seq.


On April 5, 2012, the SCAO issued SCAO Administrative
Memorandum 2012‐04 to help courts with the implementation
of the Young Adult Voluntary Foster Care Act and other
recently signed acts that extend guardianship assistance to
children reaching 21 years of age if the child meets the
requirements set out in the Young Adult Voluntary Foster Care
Act, MCL 400.641 et seq.


The following is the Michigan Adoption Proceedings Judicial Benchbook Revised Edition 2012.  This is your opportunity to participate in the development of adoption law in the state by sending in your feedback.

You can either send an email to the Michigan Judicial Institute or contact your State Representative and have them deliver it for you.

Lastly, you can also send your comments to me and I will publish with commentary.  Feel free to redact if you desire.




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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Michigan Court Rules Extending Foster Care To Age 21


Michigan is extending the length of stay in foster care for age out eligible youth because there is no one to terminate the parental rights of Bill Johnson, Superintendent of Michigan Children's Institute, the sole legal guardian for over 7,000 children who live a life of hell in the institution of foster care.

Michigan is hoping to suck up a few extra dollars off the backs of these kids in order to make up for its shortfall in noncompliance and penalties of federal funding streams.  

These youth are coming out with no educational background due to the lack of a stable educational environment, even though the papers all say they made it to the tenth grade.

These youth are coming out of foster care without mental health issues being addressed.

These youth are coming out of foster care with their worldly possessions in a garbage bag.

Michigan has limited and cut social assistance programs for most of its citizens.  These youth are the first to be effected and the state was the parent.  

If you do not like what I have to say, then do not vote for me.

New MCR 3.616 implements the judicial action requirements of 2011 PA 225, the Young Adult Voluntary Foster Care Act, MCL 400.641 et seq.

This Court adopted the new rule to become effective April 1, 2012, to coincide with implementation of the Department of Human Services’ new program to provide continuing voluntary foster care for youth between the ages of 18 and 21, which will begin operating on April 1, 2012. Having this new court rule in place will enable Michigan to receive federal Title IV-E funding for that program.

By this same order, the Court is inviting public comment to allow interested persons an opportunity to comment and to provide an opportunity to be heard at a future public hearing. This will allow the Court to consider amending the rule in response to any comments that it receives.

Issued: May 24, 2012

You have the opportunity to participate in the discussions.  Send in your comments.  No excuses.

A copy of this order will be given to the Secretary of the State Bar and to the State 
Court Administrator so that they can make  the notifications specified in MCR 1.201.  
Comments on these proposals may be sent to the Supreme Court  Clerk in writing or 
electronically by May 1, 2012, at P.O. Box 30052, Lansing, MI 48909, or 
MSC_clerk@courts.mi.gov.  When filing a comment, please refer to ADM File No. 
2012-05.  Your comments and the comments of others will be posted at 
www.courts.mi.gov/supremecourt/resources/administrative/index.htm  

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Michigan Food For Voting Rights

I have serious reservations regarding the publication of my research and recommendations pertaining to my campaign for Michigan House Representative of the 4th District because my opposition are subscribed to my feeds and claim my work as their own.

It does not matter.  The mastery of the material is in my possession.

Here is my proposal for voter ID legislation.  As the argument is presented that many voters are disenfranchised due to issues of poverty, meaning not being able to afford state identification, then I suggest issuing EBT cards with pictures as a valid form of state identification.

The ‘‘Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008’’ was amended to replace "Food Stamps" with the "Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program" (SNAP) to replace "coupons" with Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) "benefits".

Here we have a federal program whereby the States develop its own system of determining eligibility of SNAP and the delivery of the benefits.  In essence, authorized holders of the BRIDGE Card are, how can we say this in the spirit of voters, "vetted" by the state prior to the granted authorization and issuance of the benefits card.

One of the purposes of the EBT Card is to provide protections of privacy and accuracy of benefits delivered.  Moreover, the EBT Card is to prevent fraudulent usage.  What better way than to make the EBT Card photo identification as a form of state identification acceptable for access to voting.

Verification of identity can now be linked with SNAP, reducing human error for disqualification of voting rights.  It has always been said the poor do not vote.  Now there will be no excuse.



Public notification, administrative training and processing of the state identification cards cost are contained within the grant itself.

The following section of the said Act enumerates the constraints to establish the BRIDGE Card as a state identification acceptable for voting.  It states, in part:



Public Law 110–234
110th Congress

SEC. 4117. CIVIL RIGHTS COMPLIANCE.
Section 11 of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C.
2020) is amended by striking subsection (c) and inserting the following:
‘‘(c) CIVIL RIGHTS COMPLIANCE.—
‘‘(1) IN GENERAL.—In the certification of applicant households for the supplemental nutrition assistance program, there
shall be no discrimination by reason of race, sex, religious
creed, national origin, or political affiliation.
‘‘(2) RELATION TO OTHER LAWS.—The administration of the
program by a State agency shall be consistent with the rights
of households under the following laws (including implementing
regulations):
‘‘(A) The Age Discrimination Act of 1975 (42 U.S.C.
6101 et seq.).
‘‘(B) Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29
U.S.C. 794).
‘‘(C) The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (42
U.S.C. 12101 et seq.).
‘‘(D) Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C.
2000d et seq.).’’.

I was always taught that if one must scream and yell to be heard, then there is no substance of the message being conveyed, making it an ad hominem.

Lansing— Armed guards escorted Republican lawmakers out of a House committee room Tuesday after unruly protests by citizens critical of legislation that would tighten election laws.

The Rev. Charles Williams Sr., his son, and the Rev. W.J. Rideout, all of Detroit, led a roomful of protesters who say House Republicans are trying to suppress urban voters by requiring photo identification to get an absentee ballot and placing restrictions on voter registration drives. The legislation allows voters without a photo ID to sign an affidavit under the penalty of perjury attesting to their identity.




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Abortion Bills Create Jobs


Ok, I have a few questions over here.

First, just how are these sex determinations to be made?  When a zygote, that is the scientific term for a fertilized egg in its initial stages before it is considered a fetus, the only way to make a so-called sexual determination is through genetic testing in the default stage of the 46 allels. This would mean genetic matter, or to keep it simple, snatching a chunk off the zygote, would have to be harvested and tested to make an arbitrary determination of the sex of the child.

At this early stage of the first trimester, there is no guarantee that the determination would be proper as all zygotes are female as they later mature to take on the phenotypical characteristics of the sexual organs for visual determination.

So let's say we are dealing with a level where a doctor can do an ultrasound and pretty much identify the sex of the, at this stage we shall call fetus.  Well, there are categories where a fetus may positively present distinct phenotypes for sex identification but genetically be the opposite.

Yes, there are women who carry the Y chromosome and give birth.  Are they a man or a woman?

Then, I have to call out the lunacy of assigning the archaic bodily fluid category of race.  I describe race in this manner as it was known as the four humors: phlegm, urine, blood, bile.  So the assumption of the so-called race of the child is going to be left to scientific deduction on the race of the mother?  There is no legitimate test to determine race in vitro.  This is just outlandish.

 One reason the abortion clinics are in "minority" neighborhoods is because it is the only place they are accepted.  As for "minority" babies being aborted, sometimes it is better than having your child snatched for being poor, to live a life of hell in foster care. A "minority" child is five times more likely to be put in foster care because the term is "Targeted Population" funded through Title XIX.

Title XIX is Medicaid and it creates jobs in the child welfare industry, hence, anti-abortion bills are job creation bills.  Absolutely brilliant twist on human trafficking.

Perhaps if the "majority" start re-investing in human capital you will find dissipation in the logic behind having an abortion.

I find it aberrant that these federal policy makers have limited knowledge of basic biology.  

How about penalizing lawmakers based on scientific and economic ignorance.

House to Vote on Bill Penalizing Abortion Based on Sex of Child


pregnancy
The House will vote this week on legislation imposing criminal penalties on anyone performing an abortion based on the sex of the child, but the measure runs the risk of failing on the floor because of how the GOP is calling it up.
Republican leaders have scheduled a vote on H.R. 3541, the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA), under a suspension of House rules, which will require a two-thirds majority vote for passage. Suspension votes are usually reserved for non-controversial bills, but Republican leaders have occasionally used the process for bills that Democrats oppose, and the PRENDA bill appears to be one of those.
Democratic opposition to the bill began with its original name, the Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass Prenatal Non-discrimination Act. Democrats argued in February that while the bill was named after these civil rights heroes, it has nothing to do with protecting civil rights. "It is offensive that the sponsors of this bill would invoke the names of two of our nation's historic civil rights pioneers," House Judiciary Committee ranking member John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.) said. The original name reflected that the bill also sought to ban abortions based on the race of the child, but took out that language in committee. Republicans agreed to strike that language in the Judiciary committee, and also changed the name of the bill. 
Still, the bill was voted out of committee with only Republican support. That partisan vote, and Democrats' ongoing opposition to the bill, could make it difficult for the bill to be approved by a two-thirds vote on the floor. Roughly 50 Democrats would need to join Republicans to pass the bill under suspension of the rules. Democrats point out that the suspension vote violates the Republicans' own rules, which say they will not schedule bills for consideration under a suspension of the rules if they are opposed by more than one-third of committee members. The Judiciary Committee approved the bill 20-13, with all Democrats voting against.
Despite the changes in committee, Democrats argue that the bill looks to erect new hurdles to women's right to abortion. The legislation looks to ensure there are no gender-based abortions by authorizing fines and prison terms of up to five years against doctors who perform these abortions, and requires health professionals to report suspected violations of the law. "This legislation violates a woman's right to privacy as affirmed by the Supreme Court's decision in Roe v. Wade," Conyers said after the committee approved the legislation. "The bill would require doctors to police their patients, undermining patient-doctor privilege. It limits a woman's right to choose and jeopardizes her access to safe, legal medical care."
Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) said when he introduced the bill that his aim is to ensure equal rights for unborn children. In December, his office put out a statement saying, "A minority baby is currently five times more likely to be aborted than a white baby, and nearly half of all black babies are aborted, with over 70 percent of abortion clinics being located in predominantly minority neighborhoods. "Our innate sense of human fairness should make it abundantly clear that aborting a little baby because he or she happens to be black or because he or she has been arbitrarily deemed 'lesser' is fundamentally wrong," Franks said.

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Shanelle Jackson Out Michigan Congressional Race

Word on the corner of Woodward and Larned is Congressional Candidate for 13th District of Michigan, Shanelle Jackson was disqualified for insufficient amount of valid signatures.  She saved herself the embarrassment of explaining why she had failed on procedural qualifications.

I guess 13 was not her lucky number.

I know alot more about what goes on behind the closed doors of Detroit politics than what you will ever read in the news.  You will just have to wait for the book or for my successful election.

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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Lucky Fetuses - Baby LK Report For May 27th 2012

Baby LK recaps the week in news for the child protection industry. Voting is beautiful, be beautiful ~ vote.©

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Michigan Ok Police To Take A Child Without Warrant

Michigan Senate passes Senate Bill 320 to revise child seizure law to establish new procedural safeguards in the law that allows a law enforcement officer to take a child into protective custody without a court order if there is reasonable cause to believe the child is at substantial risk or in surroundings that present an imminent risk of harm.


My only concern is how long before police start to question their directives because you all know CPS will be the ones telling the police what to do.  Is there even MCOLES for this?






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Representative Hansen Clarke Launches Investigation Into Michigan Child Welfare

U.S. Representative Hansen Clarke has launched an investigation into the transgressions of Michigan Child Welfare.  His office is returning calls and sending out release forms for investigation.

Even though you may not be a constituent of the Representative, I encourage you to send it in, anyway.  Make sure to send copy to your local Congressperson.


Contact Congressman Clarke Detroit, 

Phone:            (313) 962-7700       Fax: (313) 962-7710
Phone:            (202) 225-2261       Fax: (202) 225-5730



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Thank you, Hansen.  Much love, precious!

Conyers Applauds Renewal of HOPWA grant to Cass Community Social Services




(DETROIT) – Today, Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) issued the following statement applauding the renewal of a $1,350,000 Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) grant to Cass Community Social Services (CCSS) from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.  The grant will help CCSS to continue to provide housing for chronically homeless individuals at the Cass House facility, which also provides educational and substance abuse counseling opportunities.

U.S. Representative
John Conyers, Jr.
“Cass Community Social Services provides invaluable services and opportunities to the Wayne County community,” said Conyers.  “The Cass House, which offers housing, educational support, and substance abuse counseling to individuals with HIV/AIDS, supplies a vital service to homeless individuals with HIV/AIDS.  I commend the efforts of the staff of Cass Community Services on their work to improve the lives of the homeless.”

The grant is a part of the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS program.  Organizations that receive HOPWA grants are encouraged to partner with local non-profit organizations, and develop community-wide strategies.  The purpose of the program is to provide housing assistance and related supportive services.  Grant funds may be used to cover housing, social services, program planning, and development costs.


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Monday, May 21, 2012

Social Worker Admits She Wrote Bogus Time Sheets for Medicaid Money

Trust me, it's done in Michigan all the time.

Social Worker Admits She Wrote Bogus Time Sheets for Medicaid Money

Rashmi Gupta pleaded guilty to Medicaid fraud.


A Paramus social worker admitted Monday to submitting fraudulent time sheets to her employer, the Youth Success Network in Passaic, for counseling services for troubled young people, Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa said.
Rashmi Gupta, 39, pleaded guilty to a charge of third-degree Medicaid fraud in Superior Court in Passaic County.
Judge Marilyn Clark scheduled sentencing for June 22. Under the plea agreement, the Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor will recommend probation for Gupta. 
Gupta will also be barred from Medicaid for five years.
In her plea, Gupta admitted that she submitted time sheets for counseling services between July 4 and Dec. 22 2012, services she did not provide "to the extent claimed," Chiesa said. The Youth Success Network claimed $10,177.05 from Medicaid to pay Gupta based on her fraudulent time sheets.
“Abuse of the Medicaid program and insurance fraud by persons who hold professional licenses are disturbing crimes,” said Acting Insurance Fraud Prosecutor Ronald Chillemi.  “Not only do such Medicaid fraud schemes involve theft of tax dollars, they also represent a theft from a program designed to assist persons who can not afford health insurance or health care services.”

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Sunday, May 20, 2012

CPS Drugs 4 Year Olds - Baby LK Report For May 20th 2012

Baby LK recaps the week in news for the child protective industry. Voting is beautiful, be beautiful ~ vote.©

Why Michigan Gives CPS Immunity

Michigan Court of Appeals recently ruled that CPS agents are immune from liability even though it is substantially documented that they failed in their duties and let this girl meet her death.

Unfortunately, I have to agree with the ruling and this is why.

There is a history of Calista Springer's mother, friends and family fighting for her well-being but in Michigan, it does not work that way.

Members of Calista Springer's biological mother's family mourned after her funeral Monday in front of the house in downtown Centreville where Calista died in a fire.
Michigan CPS advocated for the father to have custody of Calista years ago despite complaints of her mother.

Anthony Springer was prone to fits of rage and violence, often throwing objects and punching walls and doors, according to a court document filed by his wife in 1999 seeking a personal-protection order. Marsha Springer, then 29, told a St. Joseph County judge in a four-page letter that her husband threatened her at times and often took out his anger on their three young daughters. "Tony never has a kind word to say to the girls and has never told them that he loves them," Marsha wrote in the letter attached to her request for the protection order.  "It's just constant yelling to shut up, get out of my way and get out of my sight."
Michigan granted the father consent to adopt his own child.  How can a biological father adopt his own child?  There were adoption bonuses and subsidies attached to this.  The last time I checked this is considered a false claim, defrauding the federal government with the blessings of Michigan.

This is why Michigan ruled in favor of CPS, otherwise it would be admitting to false claims.

The CPS agents are not the ones liable, it is the state as they are only agents who follow the training and supervision of their superiors.  It is the administration of the state which generates policies allowing for misfeasance and possible malfeasances in situations such as this.  It is the state that will not hold these workers accountable.  They may be just transferred like the workers of the Ricky Holland case.

I consider this nothing more than a severe breech of public policy.

The individual who is liable is the Michigan Director of Department of Human Services, The Madame Maura Corrigan.  Even though she was not in the position, she inherited all responsibilities of Marianne Udow, the former Director who demonstrated positive presentations in lack of empathy to the posterity of childhood and human existence.  Proudly, I state that I am the one who made her resign. (A story for another post).

With that said, the Court ruled properly.  CPS agents are not liable and it was remanded for proper amendment of the record.

Rulings like this made me run for State Representative of District 4.  Spread the word, I coming to Lansing.

Calista Springer

"Qui tam pro domino rege quam pro se ipso in hac parte sequitur"

Michigan Court of Appeals Opinion Giving CPS Immunity

UPDATE: Judge Michael J. Kelly used to sit on the Board of Advisors for St. Vincent Sarah Fisher Residential Institution I had shut down for similar actions as outlined in this case.  He also sat on Board of Directors for Boysville, another hell hole.


The attorneys of this case should file for recusal based upon new evidence presented below and amend he complaint because he has a history of turning a blind eye to what goes on in Michigan's child welfare.



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Friday, May 18, 2012

Conyers Joins Lewis, Hoyer, Clyburn, and Brady in Introducing the Voter Empowerment Act




(WASHINGTON) – Today, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) joined Representative John Lewis (D-Ga.), House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.),  Democratic Assistant Leader James Clyburn (D-S.C.), and House Committee on Administration Ranking Member Robert Brady (D-Pa.), in introducing the Voter Empowerment Act.   Over the past year, states across the country have enacted restrictive voting laws that make it harder for millions of eligible voters to register or vote.  This comprehensive voting rights bill will modernize voter registration, ensure equal access to the ballot box for all Americans, and prohibit deceptive practices and voter fraud that keep people from exercising their constitutional right to vote.  

U.S. Representative
John Conyers, Jr.
“There is no right more important in our society than the right to vote – it is the foundation of all of our other rights enshrined in the Constitution,” said Conyers.  "Unfortunately, for many citizens the right to vote is in jeopardy and today we stand together to protect that precious right. 

“For the first time since the Civil Rights era of the 1960’s, we are experiencing an unprecedented attack on the right to vote.  In recent years, a vast number of states have enacted voting restrictions through sophisticated methods used to disenfranchise voters.  These new laws do not improve access to voting for millions of minorities, elderly, youth, military, and poor voters and instead may leave these voters without a voice in their government.   

“This is why I am proud to join my colleagues today in introducing the Voter Empowerment Act.

“The loudest sound that exists in a democratic society is the voice of a voter in an election.  Ensuring that every minority, veteran, every senior citizen, every student has the right to vote should not be a partisan issue.  Today, we are at a crossroads: We can make it harder for citizens to register and vote.  Or we can build on the progress of the Civil Rights era and continue to enhance all of our citizens’ access to the ballot.

“I urge this Congress to march forward with the Voter Empowerment Act, and carry out our Congressional imperative to protect every American’s right to vote.”     


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