BATTLE NOT OVER FOR MARYANNE, ARIANA AND FAMILY: CHILD STILL UNDER DHS SUPERVISION, KYM WORTHY APPEALS DISMISSAL CRIMINAL CHARGES AGAINST MOTHER
By Diane Bukowski
Oct. 31, 2011
Detroit–Supporters of Maryanne Godboldo and all families who have had their children taken illegally by the state’s Child Protective Services plan to rally outside the “Lincoln Juvenile Hall of Justice” Tues. Nov. 1 at 12 noon to demand an end to state-sponsored abductions.
The Hall is located at 1024 E. Canfield at the 1-75 service drive, between Mack and Warren..
During a meeting at the Occupy Detroit general assembly Oct. 20, Godboldo, Debbie Williams, whose grandchildren were taken, and others addressed the gathering to ask for support for their cause. Although Black poor families in particular face the abduction of children into foster care, for the profit of the state and non-profit child “welfare” agencies, the policies affect poor families of all races, and sometimes even families of means.
(Click on http://voiceofdetroit.net/2011/08/30/9604/, http://voiceofdetroit.net/2011/10/09/%e2%80%9ci-want-my-mother-to-come-home-espinoza-trial-continues-oct-14-10-a-m/, and http://voiceofdetroit.net/2011/08/17/detroit-father-of-5-pursues-federal-civil-rights-suit-against-mia-wenk-dhs-judges-agencies-for-removal-of-children/ for earlier VOD stories on the Godboldo, Espinoza, and Brent cases.)
Godboldo called on Occupy Detroit to take up the urgent issue.
“People in Detroit are not only losing their jobs, their homes, their cars and their utilities every day, they are also losing their children,” Godboldo said. The assembly supported her cause almost unanimously.
According to Godboldo, despite the fact that Wayne County Family Court Judge Lynn Pierce ruled recently that her daughter Ariana can come home, the family is still under the supervision of the Department of Human Services CPS division, and faces another hearing in front of Pierce Dec. 12.
Godboldo won a significant victory when 36th District Court Judge Ronald Giles dismissed all criminal charges against her related to her March stand-off with a Detroit police Special Response team comprised of officers with assault weapons, tanks and helicopters. Giles ruled that the police had no legal right to take Ariana from her. However, Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy recently appealed the criminal case, according to Godboldo’s attorney Allison Folmar.
Families who are being thrown off public assistance benefits this month as a result of a DHS ruling are especially vulnerable to having their children taken. Gov. Rick Snyder and DHS Director Maura Corrigan recently held a ceremony and press conference featuring 300 new workers assigned to the CPS unit.
For more information, go to http://justice4maryanne.com/, http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Justice-for-Maryanne-Godboldo/178678602179610., firstname.lastname@example.org,
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