They may not be much good at protecting us from gangs, drug dealers, terrorists, or Climate Change scammers, but they’re hell on wheels when it comes to crushing a defenseless, law-abiding citizen.
A single mother in Buffalo was arrested, and her two young children spirited away, because she was homeschooling them and someone in City Hall, it seems, forgot to tell the school board that it was all okay ( http://eagnews.org/buffalo-mother-arrested-after-homeschooling-children/ ).
Rightly unsatisfied with the “education” her kids were getting in Buffalo’s crappy public schools, this college-educated woman jumped through all the legal hoops to homeschool her children according to the law. She filed all the appropriate documents at City Hall, and was told by the city’s “homeschooling coordinator” that all was in order.
But nobody bothered to tell the school, school officials called the aphids at Child Protective Service, and, apparently without making even a minimal effort to investigate the case, CPS picked up the cops on the way, swooped down on the mother’s home, snatched the kids, and arrested her “for obstruction” when she showed signs of not much liking what was being done to her.
Supposedly the Buffalo City Council will address the situation tonight, and if they do, we’ll try to get an update tomorrow.
Really, somebody does need to be fired for this. Three weeks in foster care, for no reason, is a bit much to lay on a couple of little kids. Their mother, who followed all the steps the law required, was arrested like a criminal.
Public education stopped being a good idea–if it was ever a good idea–over a hundred years ago. It is responsible for many of our country’s ills today.
Not the least of which is sicking the police on people who haven’t done anything wrong.