Petition Tag - daughter

1. Ohio 911 Fatal Overdose Prevention Law

​Accidental overdose deaths are now the leading cause of accidental death in the United States, exceeding even motor vehicle accidents among people ages 25 to 64. Many of these deaths are preventable if emergency medical assistance is summoned, but people using drugs or alcohol illegally often fear arrest if they call 911, even in cases where they need emergency medical assistance for a friend or family member at the scene of a suspected overdose.

The best way to encourage overdose witnesses to seek medical help is to exempt them from arrest and prosecution for minor drug and alcohol law violations, an approach often referred to as Good Samaritan 911.

The chance of surviving an overdose, like that of surviving a heart attack, depends greatly on how fast one receives medical assistance. Witnesses to heart attacks rarely think twice about calling 911, but witnesses to an overdose often hesitate to call for help or, in many cases, simply don’t make the call. In fact, research confirms the most common reason people cite for not calling 911 is fear of police involvement.

Twenty states and the District of Columbia have enacted policies to provide limited immunity from arrest or prosecution for minor drug law violations for people who summon help at the scene of an overdose. New Mexico was the first state to pass such a policy and has been joined in recent years by Alaska, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington and Wisconsin.

Good Samaritan laws do not protect people from arrest for other offenses, such as selling or trafficking drugs, or driving while drugged. These policies protect only the caller and overdose victim from arrest and/or prosecution for simple drug possession, possession of paraphernalia, and/or being under the influence.

2. Fair rights for parents and children

I just came across a page for father's rights. A petition for change in child support laws, the amount of effort the court puts into listening to the person who is being ordered to pay child support and even the amount of effort the court puts into finding an absent parent.

I've seen both sides from standing beside my best friend for her to get support from the "father" of her son and from standing beside my husband trying to get justice from court for his daughter! Neither have gotten justice over 4 -5 years!

It's ridiculous and I think something should be done about it!

3. Help Get Brennan Home

Brennan is 8 years old. Her mother has been trying to gain custody back for her daughter against Brennan's father whom Brennan doesn't want to be around.

Her mother, Kim, has been going through extreme difficulties with getting her daughter back, fighting cancer, and every day battles.

Please help by signing this petition to help show support for this beautiful family.

4. Petition for Michael to make SAP

Mr. Michael Sanchez who's been enrolled in college and has completed all his classes recently registered for 12 credit hours for the Fall semester 2009.

During this time, Michael was picked by MTV to cover his journey in finding his daughter, since michael began his journey to locate his daughter, he will be unable to complete his 12 credit hours that he registered for.

Michael has tried his best to complete all courses but he will be unable to do so this semester.

5. Mike Tyson Condolences

In this time of grief Ringboyz Apparel would like to publicly send our respects to Mike Tyson and his family for his loss.

6. Demanding change in our education system

I am writing as a concerned parent of a student who is to be attending kindergarten in the year 09/10. I currently live in Clintondale which is Porter township. I was supposed to register my daughter for kindergarten this year and I am struggling with the fact that the KCSD is purely being run by power and money. Here is my story: My daughters designated school is Robb elementary. Now I am sure all of you who don't know about the "policies" are wondering why Robb when this family lives in Clintondale. Yes, I thought the same thing. So I called to get answers. And like we all know nobody ever has any. I do not want my daughter to go to Robb for the fact that it is so big. It has three kindergarten classes and Lamar Township only has 12 students in their kindergarten. This is pure ludicrous. Not only that but the fact I am going to pass three yes that's right three other elementary schools before I get to Robb. So many students are falling between the cracks of the education system and the district is allowing this to happen. I want my daughter to go to a school where to is going to get the attention that every student deserves. Next year so far there is only 25 students going to Mill Hall elementary in the kindergarten class.

Now also attending Lamar Township is a little girl who her designated school was Robb but she is being allowed to go to Lamar for the simple fact that her mother went to a board meeting and said I live in Porter Township and if my daughter goes to Robb then she will make friends in Lock Haven and I will have to drive her to Lock Haven to play with her friends. So they passed it and allowed her to go to Lamar Township.... and you call this justification. Absolutely not....I want to send my daughter to a school where I know she is going to get the education she deserves and we are going to put social power over that. Where does it end??

That's my question to you? When are we as citizens going to stand up and say ya know this mother has a point. There was a study done by a group of people who were concerned about the education system over the entire country. Whether your going to the suburbs of San Fransisco or a small town like Mill Hall/ Lock Haven results all came out pretty much the same and the results will blow you socks right off.

It was a study on students who have dropped out of school and we currently have about 30% of students dropping out and 45% of those students said that they dropped out in high school because during their elementary education years they were simply not prepared to handle the knowledge at the high school level. WHAT?!?!? That is what is going on here folks. That is what is going on. When I called the attendance office, transportation office, and the superintendents office and said all I am asking is for justification for my child going to a school that is in Lock Haven when I have an elementary school 2 miles from my house they all said the same thing....that is what the board passed. Blows me away. So in closing here is what my conclusion is.

My daughters education will be determined my a handful of people who all have political power and a better social status than John Doe down the street. Is that really justification? And at the end of the day who are we??? It is a question that we as citizens need to really think about. This is a serious situation and I am sure I am not the only mother or parent for that matter who has the same concerns. Let's come together as a community and make our education system what it needs to be. Or we will just be another statistic?

7. Condemnation for the Brutal Killing of Mrs. Lilia de Vera's Family

We, the Filipinos residing in the Philippines and overseas, strongly condemn the brutal killing of Mrs. Lilia de Villa's husband and 7-year old daughter by policemen pursuing a robbery gang on Dec. 5, 2008 in Paranaque City. This wanton act of savagery and blatant disregard for "Rules of Engagement" by the very same policemen who are supposed to be the guardians of public safety show the ineptitude of our law enforcers and their utter disregard for human life.

According to the account of Mrs. de Vera "my husband's face was unrecognizable because he was shot in the head at close range while he was kneeling with his head bowed down. My daughter's young body was riddled with bullets, one hit her head, blowing her brains out, all from powerful guns and ammunition fired by the men in uniform on two innocent and defenseless persons." What was the only crime of the victims? They were mistaken for robbers while driving their SUV Crosswind in the vicinity of the shoot-out. Based on some eyewitness accounts, the police sprayed bullets on the van, despite the absence of any provocation from the van and in an effort to save their lives, Mr. De Vera grabbed his already bloodied daughter and run away from the van to seek cover from a parked jeepney. Nonetheless, he was shot at close range. How can one mistake a man clutching a bloodied girl for a robbery suspect? Or was this a case of eliminating the only witness who could pinpoint the killers of the girl?

As usual, after a few days in the news and as the victims are not well-known or influential persons in Philippine society, media stopped news coverage and the public is not aware whether the perpetrators of the crime have been brought to the bar of justice.

8. Jasmine's Law

In Chicago Illinois On June 6, 2002 my beautiful grand-daughter Jasmine Vidol Mitchell entered the hospital, little did we know she would not leave alive, Jasmine passed on June 8, 2002, from blunt head tramua associated with "Shaken Baby Syndrome".

Jasmine's death was caused by her state licensed day care provider Versie Elaine Ramirez-Carr. We have recently learned this woman was released from prison, after being sentenced to Fifteen years. Correct me if I am wrong but this is 2007 she has not even served 1/2 of her time. As far as my family was concerned 15 years was not an appropriate sentence for taking the life of a child, rapists get more time than that.

We need help, as far as we know she is still licensed to care for children in the state of Illinois. At the time she was approved for the license she had a police record for gun charges, drug charges and was in violation of her probation. Has she never been granted a license in the first place, Jasmine would still be with us. I have provided her information below. If there is anyone out there who can help us start Jasmine Mitchell's Law please let us know. The main purpose of this law is to make sure candidates for child care provider licenses are carefully screened and follow-up screenings are provided to ensure no other family has to suffer the pain and injustice our family has.

We need someone to help our family since the justice system did not. To make matters worse my daughter's civil rights were violated, she signed up to be informed when Versie's parole hearing was due, needless to say the state failed yet again and she was not informed. The only way we had knowledge of this woman's release was by accident. My oldest daughter is attending college online and she was doing a story on capital punishment and decided to write her paper on Jasmine, to our shock and dismay we discovered this child killer had been released.

We, call on the U.S. Senate and House of Representative to pass a comprehensive Federal Law that would protect children from Child Abuse of any kind and would put more restrictive measures on those agencies whose job it is to protect children.

9. Where Is Donna?

Our beloved Donna Jou was known to have been last seen with John Steven Burgess on June 23, 2007 at his rental home in Los Angeles, California.

We, Donna's family and friends are asking Mr. John Steven Burgess to please help us in our search for Donna. We ask him (Mr. Burgess) to speak to us in regards of his knowledge of where Donna Jou is.

Donna is a beautiful loved Daughter, Grand Daughter, Sister, Niece, Cousin, Friend and Honor Student. We are asking Mr. Burgess to Please Help Us Bring Donna Home.

10. Kate McCann is innocent of her daughter being missing

Kate McCann has been questioned about her missing daughter as has her husband.

Well let me mention that both parents have been devastated and upset from Maddie's abduction.

Why is it that some people would say that kate mccann was frustrated and more devastated than her husband because she has something to do with her daughter's abduction?

I ask everyone to sign this petition for kate mccann's innocence.

11. Help Pass Laws to Give Rights to Voyeurism Victims

My ten year old daughter was excitedly awaiting her 11th sleepover birthday party. While she and her friends were enjoying what was supposed to be an exciting night, her father secretly set up a video camera in our bathroom and video taped these girls using the bathroom and undressing.

I found the tapes upon cleaning and when I saw what was on them a friend and I called the police. The police took the tapes and a year battle in court pursued with his lawyer committing stall tactics. He had control over all our assets and when he finally got a slap on the wrist and was sent to jail for less than a year, we are told we have no rights, he was able to take all our possession and leave us about to be homeless and no monies to start over.

The law has no rights for victims under these circumstances and we were told to "shut up and move on with your life". While he was going through courts he was able to work two jobs and do a few episodes of Rescue Me. My daughter and I are scraping by to find a new home and were left with a great debt while he doesn't have to do anything for us! The law is treating us like criminals that, we made our choice by reporting him and now we have to except the circumstances.

Please I beg you, he got a slap on the wrist and we are the ones who lost everything! The lawyers have told me that it's not worth a lawsuit cause he doesn't have to comply(he never complied with all the stipulated agreements) I want justice and we keep getting places in front a stone wall!

12. Third Watch Reunion

Third Watch's Faith Yokas (Molly Price) has been through a lot. She's survived breast cancer, a punctured lung, a bullet lodged in her spine, an alcoholic husband, his heart attack, being taken hostage while off-duty shopping with her daughter and her daughter's drug overdose. Then there's her hot-headed 'super-cop' partner, Boscorelli (Jason Wiles) and all of the complications he brings to her job.

Throughout it all, Faith has remained the one constant, true to herself and true to the law. In the new season of Third Watch, she is sorely tested both personally and professionally. Her entanglement with Sergeant Maritza Cruz (Tia Texada) puts Faith on the wrong side of the law, but leads to a surprise promotion. Meanwhile, her philandering husband serves her with divorce papers as her domestic life crumbles.

This season, actor Josh Stewart joins the cast as Brendan Finney, the no-nonsense son of the head of Internal Affairs who causes ructions within the department. The police officers also deal with a tough new lieutenant who goes strictly by the books but hides a dark secret. However, his dark new secret has nothing on one of the existing members of the 55th precinct's secret. There's a rat in the house - how long can that rat stay hidden?

New to the paramedic unit is Grace Foster (Cara Buono), an occasionally dismissive and arrogant transfer from another precinct who has already alienated a few of her colleagues and attracted the interest of one, no prizes for guessing who. The love interests of cocky medic Carlos Nieto (Ruivivar) continue to amuse as he assists newly promoted Kim Zambrano (Raver) as she takes on the lead paramedic responsibilities. Kim also receives shocking personal news that jeopardises her new role.

Just across the street, the police of the 55th precinct arrive for the third watch, the shift from 3.00 - 11.00pm daily. The usual suspects appear, streetwise long-time cop John "Sully" Sullivan (Skipp Sudduth), headstrong Ty Davis Jr. (Coby Bell), single mum Sasha Monroe (Nia Long), the overly aggressive Bosco (Wiles) and elite Anti-crime Unit Sergeant Maritza Cruz (Texada). Each cope with the never-ending stress of the job, alongside stalwart officer Faith Yokas (Price). This season poses more stress than ever for this tight-knit group as IAB begin to close down on their department, determined get Cruz off the street.

Third Watch was CANCELLED IN 2005 by NBC.

13. Enforce New Jersey Law for troubled teens

I am currently struggling with my 15 year old daughter. It s been a long 2 year struggle that always ends up no where. No matter what I do for my daughter, it always turns out to be a dead end.

We are currently residing in NJ and becuase of the law regarding uncontrolable teens, it is very difficult for me to help her and keep her off the streets where she wanders all night and day when she constantly runs away. I know she is not in good hands out there and I also know she is using drugs and she allows herself to participate in unlawfull activities.

I need my daughter to be safe, but the law here in NJ is not letting me get this done. She is only 15, why allow her to do this to herself and her family. I am not able to get her in any programs becuase the programs here in NJ are not mandatory, if the kid wants to leave, they can leave....why?? that is not right. I know of other states where is not the same as it is here.

Inpatient programs are mandatory in NY and not voluntary like here in NJ. We need to enforce this. It is not fair to parents and especially it is not fair to our children.

Please help me get this done....

14. Introduce Jazmyn's Law

August 2, 2006

I am filing this after having my normal visitation stripped from my son, and no visitation awarded for my daughter. I went to court to try to gain custody, and she wrongfully accused me of sexual and physical abuse to her.

She had gone to a counselor and told her the lies, so she could use the counselor against me in court. On that day we did not get to cross examine, as the day was continued. The magistrate ordered my visitation with my son be supervised, and no visitation with my daughter until I was fully examined by a counselor or psycologist.

On the second day of court the woman who does the supervision had advised the court that she felt no need for concern if I had my normal visitation back. We had other useful witnesses that day as well, only to get the same ruling as before.

I feel I was wrongly stripped of my children, and now my son calls me my ex's boyfriends name, and has referred to him as daddy.

The damage done to my relationship with my children will take years to fix, and that is if I ever get my normal visitation back. I d want to propose this so it doesnt happen to other parents.

15. Please help Find BRANDY HANNA

July 3, 2006

My daughter has been Missing since May 20, 2005.

I have begged for help from AMERICA`S MOST WANTED but I cannot get them to listen.

Please help me make them listen. Brandy has been missing almost 2 years now AMW still has not stepped forward to help. Brandy needs to be found and I her mother needs to know what happened to my Daughter. What will it take to make people care about the Missing and their Families. We need to wake up America.

16. Investigate disappearance of Ruth Sharon Hoffman

February 11, 2006

A daughter's plea

Ruth Sharon Hoffman disappeared from River Rouge, Michigan, nearly TWENTY years ago.

Her only daughter,Debbie, has NEVER given up trying to find her.

We are now asking the State Attorney General of Michigan to open an COMPLETE investigation.


Indiana's Shame Teardrops for Katelynn

Sugar and spice and everything nice.

This is suppose to be every little girls life.

What happens when life is not like that?

What if the people who are suppose to protect you fill your life with constant abuse?

For little Katelynn of Indiana, her life is filled with this from a father, stepmother and father's family; everyone but her the relatives that love her have been denied the ability to see her.

Note : this DOES NOT include 500+ additional pages of evidence


* Separate from abuser after assault by abuser.

* Little daughter returned by abuser hurt sees family doctor.

* Abuser assaults me and kids while trying to abducted little daughter.

* Police statements taken.

* Arrest warranted issued for abuser and protection order put in place. Other court Excludes little daughter from protection order.

* Abuser arrested outstanding bench warrant found in next county abuser extradited.

* Mninster of abusers church bails him out.

* File for divorce and temporary custody granted to me and restraining order placed Against abuser little daughter excluded from restraining order.

* Request Guardian Ad Litem for little daughter.

* Ad litem submits report recommends abuser vistis every weekend. Judge grants


* Temporary Order issued


* Letter from Domestic violence counselor abuser refuses contact via phone or in Person. Court does nothing.


* Little daughter crying of owie in butt from girlfriends son.

* Little daughter seen by family physician, refers to sexual abuse hospital.

* Little daughter is seen at sexual abuse hospital.

* Little daughter returned crying abuser's girlfriend slapped in face, spanked repeadly for pottying in pants and is jerked out of bed. Little daughter seeing child psychololgist

* Little daughter returned crying is hurt when abuser and girlfriend involve little daughter in domestic violence fight. Abuser and girlfriend separate.


* Little daughter returned home sick, it is winter little daughter has no outerwear abuser and parents kept. Abuser's parents refusing to return.

* Little daughter crying abuser takes little daughter to abuser's parents house calls mother dirty names, new girlfriend plays spanking game with little daughter ,new girlfriend accuses brother of spying.

* Little daughter crying Abuser's new girlfriend threatens little daughter not to go near mother, drags little daughter is dragged by shoulder blade across 5

* Sitting in chairs, forced to pray on knees for being bad, threatened mother if refusal and beatings.

* Little daughter crying returned by abuser , abuser and girlfriend threatens to beat her for being bad since they can't force her to pray.

* Court threatens to give little daughter to abuser if little daughter doesn't go on visits.

* Little daughter threatened to be struck repeatedly by abuser if she doesn't tell Abuser what little daughter told mother.

* I speaks to child protection services about concerns. child protection services speak Children. Says he can't help.

* Abuser remarries at wedding little daughter is burned with curling iron on forarm. burn is blistering, seeping fluid and about an inch and 1/2 long. And her underwear is removed.

*Abuser returns little daughter with brusing on upper arm and forarm brother sees.

* I speak to town police they refuse to get involved. Town police send me to adjoining town.

* Police statements taken and child protective services open investigation.

* Within week after child protection service talks to abuser on phone only

* Investigation dropped by child protection services.

* Child protection worker visits my home.

* Family doctor makes report to child protection agency against abuser after doctor Visit reguarding abuser.

* Legal services mails letter stating no funds to help.

* Little daughter agitated and crying . There is redmark from kneecap to ankle. Little daughter talks about wife rubbing her butt ?feels like sawing in half?
booby traps, her book of wrongs, taken to another county where wife beats her, chemicals sprayed in her eyes and more.

*Report again to child protection services. Little daughter tells worker herself.

* Child protection services refuises to help, says they can't get invovled since it civil matter.

*Go to domestic violences shelter. Advocate advises child psychologist, and keep journal.

* Little daughter starts therapy with domestic violence recommended.

* Little daughter returned crying brother no longer welcome for tell child protection Service worker about abuse.


*Legal services mails letter stating no funds to help.

* Little daughter agitated and crying . There is redmark from kneecap to ankle. Little daughter talks about wife rubbing her butt feels like sawing in half? booby traps, her book of wrongs, taken to another county where wife beats her, chemicals sprayed in her eyes and more.

* Report again to child protection services. Little daughter tells worker herself. Child protection services refuses to help.

* Go to domestic violences shelter. Advocate advises child psychologist, and keep journal.

* Little daughter starts therapy with child psychologist referred by domestic violence safe house recommends.

* Little daughter returned crying brother no longer welcome for tell child protection Service worker about abuse.

* Little daughter returned crying says she is so hungry.

* After abuser refuses to bring little daughter home, speak to town police. Town police refuse to get invovled.

* Little daughter suicidal over book of wrongs wants to die. Little daughter says she cannot fix all her wrongs little daughter is tired.

* Abuser's wife tries to run me and children off road. I flee with children to safe house.

* Court places Protection order against abuser's wife on behalf of me and little daughter. Ad litem compels visit on contingency abuser promises to keep wife not around little daughter. This is not complied with. ad litem doesn't believe.

*Little daughter's Phsychologist goes to child Protection Services with me to demand casa for little daughter since part of abuse happened in nearby county.

*Child Protection Agency refuses casa worker for little daughter and refuses to investigate.

* Little daughter referred to new woman counselor.

* New counselor files initial assessment . Summary notes little daughter suicudial , intensive fear of abuser and adjustment disorder stemming from abuse.
Counselar places little daughter on suicide watch while in safe house.

* While in safe house ad litem compells me to turn little daughter over to abuser. Abuser now knows location of safehouse.

* Abuser promptly forces little daughter to divulge location of safe house, threatens little daughter with violence, call mother names to little daughter, picks fingernail polish off little daughters fingers with abusers fingernails, abuser tells little daughter again child protection agency on his side.

* Safe house counselor promptly issues safe phone to me they are concerned for our safety.

* Safe house child advocate files statement of little daughter telling advocate of abuse.

18. 'Mayor Campbell and Councilor Louie Please Help' Beg Local Family

On behalf of this old couple and three daughters, Falun Gong Practitoners seek City Council to Approach Councilor Raymond Louie and Mayor Larry Campbell to interecede on behalf of a devastated Vancouver Family who have recently found out that their daughter is held in a labour camp in Guangdong.

"They have been crying ever since they found out about this new development. They know the horror stories about Shunshui Labour Camp commonly known as 'hell on earth'" says Louise Chen, friend of the family.

19. Find Stacey Morrison

Stacey Morrison dissapeared almost 12 years ago... now her mother Linda knows who killed her. Linda just wants to give her daughter a proper burial, but Peoria County State's Attorney Kevin Lyons has his own Agenda....

20. Stop people getting away with murder behind the wheel

We lost our 12 year old daughter Hayley in a car crash on 16th March 2003. Hayley was a passenger in a vehicle and was on her way home when the accident happened. It seems that a blue peugeot 406 was driving erratically at around 80mph up the centre of the road overtaking and undertaking traffic causing it to swerve and brake heavily.

The vehicle Hayley was in was forced to brake and went into a skid which threw them into oncoming traffic and fatally injuring her and seriously injuring 5 other people.

The peugeot having seen what had happened and avoiding being involved in the collision itself stopped some 100 ft away from the site of the crash and then drove off at speed. This vehicle has not yet been traced. The law allowed us one police officer to carry out investigations into the accident and to find the driver of the peugeot.

This is ridiculous as there were over 100 statements taken which took one officer months to complete. Had my daughter been killed on the street rather than in a car there would have been a whole team of detectives working on her death and finding her killer.

If this driver is found they will be charged with causing death by dangerous driving which carries a maximum of 14 years in prison but is usually dropped to a careless driving charge whereby the death of a person is not even taken into account and the sentence is usually just a fine and sometimes a driving ban of upto 3 years.

The law needs changing to ensure that the death of a person killed by dangerous driving is taken into account and treated as manslaughter when neccessary.

It is now 3 years since Hayley died and her killer is still out there free to kill again. We haven't heard a thing from the police in over 12 months which basically means that they have no further evidence to suggest who the guilty party is. If anyone knows a thing please get in touch with us or the police.

21. Stop the Abuse of The System by Women

I am a good man, from a good family. I met a woman from the backwoods, prostituting herself in a bar. We eventually married. I joined the Navy (8 years and a war) to help broaden our lives and serve my country. I supported her, while she slept with the 6th Fleet and took money from them occassionally, but constantly slept with other men in my bed. She convinced me it was because she was an alcoholic, so she got sober and we had kids. It's been a nightmare. She kept sleeping around, even with our minister! I converted, abandoned my family and worked two jobs to support her (she refuses to work) and the kids. We are now divorcing. Her rich mother bought her a house. We lost the family home (after she trashed it) and I moved in with my very religious Mother.

She's sleeping around even now, yet she goes to court and tells the world I shouldn't have friends. I am trying to get the kids and she files false Orders of Protection on me. I WON, but yet lost. I am my own lawyer at this point so even when I have her over a barrel I lose somewhat. We have no money or anything and she has dragged this nightmare out 17 months so far, even though she agreed we should divorce! My daughter has been committed twice and the boys are a wreck. She is physically and mentally abusive yet the courts won't protect us from her. I have Ex Parte 50% custody (no divorce TRIAL yet), but she's always filing BS like I don't take medication, when I have a bottle in my pocket, like our daughter attempted suicide while with me, but it was with my soon to be Ex that rode in the ambulance with my daughter then tried to cover it up instead of get her help!! Please sign my petition. Anyone who has suggestions, please make them! Any encouragement, acknowlegement, ANYTHING is welcome.

22. Eminem should stop rapping so that he can be with his daughter, Hailie Jade

Do you think that Eminem should stop rapping so that he can be with his daughter, Hailie Jade more often?


IF YOU DO ONE THING THIS CENTURY...HELP A FAMILY WITHOUT THE FINANCIAL MEANS TO FIGHT A CRIMINAL SYSTEM!!! As I struggle to understand HOW and WHY a child can be taken from their home, their family torn apart and hands tied by parents who are never told of what rights they have...The research this of story of my friend Lynn, reveals THOUSANDS of victims!! I find more mothers, fathers, families and friends who are in need of that "Someone" who make a difference. I wanted to share her story with you. This will not die or go away until SOMETHING changes it. I hope to be a part of that solution. Writing to 50 Senators, the AZ Attorney General, Hillary Clinton, President Bush, and many others, has been a exhausting waste of time...One person can share this and many MAY make a difference, We must NOT allow CPS and DSS to steal our children unless they are REALLY abused! Our case is one of uneducated medical circumstances. This child, Jeannie Hornsby, had Brittel Bone disease as a baby. Misunderstood by CPs, they charge abuse. Lynn has been my dearest friend since 1979 and has jumped through all CPS lies and deceitful hoops to be tormented and her child legally stolen! My heart breaks every day as I see a family torn apart, a family devesated, and an agency in control of our kids. THEY HAVE NO RIGHT!

These our OUR kids...GOD's Kids...not property of the state. Jeannie was taken, even after a "NOT GUILTY" verdict! The state of AZ severed rights, and Jeannie as put up for adpotion. her two sister were left in the home, and a younger brother ALSO taken two years into the trail, was returned...but Jeannie is missing from this family.Visit our site... (Cut and paste)

There are literally hundreds of thousands of sites and stories...I feel this has become out of hand...American Families NEED help! /

We need legistlation to change the law to PROTECT OUR FAMILIES for these VULTURES that USE our kids to boost their strained budget! Yes, they get a financial incentive for each child taken! And guess where it comes from? TRY THE SOCIAL SECURITY FUND!
Carol Gell Crowley

Here is Lynn's story.

My story of how many lives have been forever changed, and can healing ever take place? By Valerie Lynn Hornsby 6/2002

I am a heartbroken mother writing this to you in hopes that ANYONE might learn do a about Brittle Bone Disease and the ordeal of my family. NO one seems to care. My friend Carol has written many star, major celebrity hosted shows, and prime time programs who give an automated answer...we had ONE hope with 48 hours...has not materialized...YOU can help us...I BEG you!! I am among the growing number of American Families who have endured a horrific nightmare as a result of CPS making decisions to remove children from homes and charge them with abuse. Their uneducated decision due to lack of knowledge on Brittle Bone Disease is drawing National attention. This case is historical because it is the first case in AZ to win a "Not Guilty" verdict with Brittle Bone Disease as the defense. It has possibly opened doors for other traumatized by CPS. Or has it?? Does anyone care???

My daughter Jeannie was two months old when our horrifying ordeal began back in June of 1995. She was taken from us because we couldn't explain where she received 7 fractures. (See Brittle Bone websites!!) We had taken her to the ER after a shampoo bottle fell on her shoulder in the bathroom. She had been a sickly baby, and her doctor told us to do this to help assist her breathing, as she was very congested. We were told of the shoulder fracture, but the ER kept information from us and called CPS. The other fractures were located in the long bones of her arms, legs, and also some in her ribs. We were informed the next day when the sheriff and CPS workers showed up. It was like a nightmare, these strangers coming to my home, talking about my baby’s safety, and then taking her from us. My two daughters, along with my husband, were mortified, shocked, and torn apart. CPS placed my baby in a home for abused children, Casa De Los Ninos. This is where a Dr noticed she had blue sclera in her eyes; the whites of her eyes were discolored. This is a sign of Brittle Bones.

She was tested for brittle bone disease. The test came out negative. This test has a 20% fail rate. UNDERSTAND this was all a shock to us...we had NO IDEA what would unfold!!! Dr Marvin Miller, at Dayton's children's hospital, stated she was too young for the test. Also kept from us, but later discovered, was that Jeannie got 5 additional fractures while in the care of CPS. She was given to my mother who ultimately could not handle the stress and fear of CPS and this sick child, so she went back in the system.

She was returned to us at 8 months old, and CPS did another set of-rays at 11 months, which -"Showed another fracture" in her wrist area. She was again removed from our home and we were charged with 10 counts or child abuse. These charges carried a 52-year sentence if we were found guilty. We blindly and naively believed that the truth would prevail. As the case progressed, CPS tried to get each of us to say the other did it. I even have a cousin in a wheel- chair who volunteered to lie and say he did it so they would return our precious baby. I could not live a lie and punish an innocent man. They even tried to get the girls to day they did it. At one point, they told me if I would leave and divorce Ron, my husband, they would give me Jeannie. I thought about it just to get her back, but I had faith that the truth would set us all free, and never believed that it would get so out of hand. Well, it did, and now Jeannie is gone forever.

I have two older girls who, by the grace of God, were not taken from us. Kristi, who was 12 when this started, and Kelli, who was 6 when this all started. They were horrified that they would lose their parents. They lived in fear that someone would "steal" them away too. Kristi clung to me, and watched me all the time. Kelli did the same to Ron. They were terrified. Kristi began failing school and became suicidal. Depression and horror affected our lives. I struggled to be strong for my children and husband.

We did win our criminal case, thanks to the extensive research of Alica Cata, my husband’s criminal attorney. She found Dr Colin Paterson, renowned brittle bone specialist at the University of Dundee in Scotland. He testified in our behalf and all indications led to the facts that she has this OI (Brittle Bone Disease!!)Alica also was the one who found that Jeannie received 5 more fracture while at Casa. This was never disclosed to anyone when she was returned to us. They kept it from us!!! WE HAD NO RIGHTS OR SAY about our baby!! The X-rays don't lie. CPS had many lies and cover-ups. The original X Rays were even later questioned by doctors that were NOT affiliated with CPS!!! They could NOT find the original fractures!!! The X-Rays that supposedly had additional fractures were later reviewed by Doctors who said they did not see them. We were never shown the X rays. Additionally, they never
informed me of medical decisions and other decisions affecting MY daughter. I feel certain that I still had rights as a parent, and an American citizen. This was even before the trial. What happened to innocent until proven guilty? Once found "Not Guilty" we are still treated as criminals, and on file on AZ as abusers! When will anyone help stop this insanity? How many more children will be taken, and is it because the government offers money as incentive to CPS to remove children? No one will give us answers.

I have to wonder if anyone even cares. Because I we are working class family who, like many Americans today, lives paycheck to paycheck, does that discount that I am an American who has feelings and emotions? Is our culture so willing just accept that this terrible thing happened, and turn their heads because it did not affect them? It's obvious that people who are wealthy have a different set of rules. It is not fair, but once again, I am helpless.

We also had a son, Brandon, while this was all going on, and he was taken from us at 31/2 weeks old. Due to "imminent danger" because of Jeannie’s alleged abuse. It was like a never-ending nightmare and we could not wake up to get away from it! Once again, we endured the unthinkable...letting these people take our child away. . I was nursing him when they came...A part of me again died forever that day.

My friend Carol Crowley, whom I have known and kept in contact with for over 20 years, had built a web site called "Save Jeannie" to help spread the word. She has e mailed every senator, written Bill Clinton when he was in office, Janet Reno, AZ Governor Hull, Senator John McCain. Hundreds of letters to Clinton were mailed from several different states. His reply was simply that it is not his jurisdiction. Basically, he could have cared less. Senator McCain’s office called Carol, but said that Governor Hull was the point of contact. The senator’s office also told us that IF we were found "Not Guilty" they could help...the fact is they never thought we would, since no other case was won with similar events, and they later said there was nothing they could do. Governor Hull has never replied to many E-mails or letters. We feel she is on the cover up. This ordeal took a heavy toll on our marriage. We had a domestic dispute where my husband was arrested. Crying, he ran to me about 12 feet to the front door to apologize. When that went to court, charges were dropped, but the same DA who was trying our abuse case told the Judge that a new law instated that year said that anyone running from the law had an automated 2-year sentence. It was outrageous...even the Judge told court attorney to go across the street and appeal that as he was obviously not running away from the police but to me. They took my husband to prison and the appeal dragged on. Once before the board of appeals, the vote of 13 was unanimous that he should not be there. It was then sent to Governor Hull, who took longer than the allotted time to review it, and refused to sign the release, holding him there. I wanted to die...I was forced by these crooked heartless people to live in sheer hell with NO ONE to help me.

At the time they were talking about severing our rights to Brandon as well. Thanks to Carol’s perseverance, her love for my family, and her convictions that we were not guilty, she made contact with 48hrs. The State was threatening me, saying I may be hurting my case with Brandon by doing this. They were very unhappy that Carol had been talking and told me I had no right to talk to her. I told them she was my friend, and would continue to be just that. 48hrs started asking questions. No show ever materialized from it (Yet) but Brandon was returned to me in May of 2000. He was 3 years old. I praise God for letting me have wonderful people in my life like Pat and Carol; they have both fought very hard for us. This is a travesty that is happening allover the United States. There’s no tangible way of stopping CPS but the people of American families need to be warned. It could happen to anyone, at any time. A simple accident, or a misunderstood disease...and CPS, being such a high turnover overloaded and uneducated department, will continue to steal our children even though more people are telling how they were treated this way. The states show that more children are abused or killed in FOSTER homes! Also that there is incentive to remove kids because the government allows money for the CPS offices for each child removed! Carol is now doing extensive research to write the book for our case, and tell America what has happened. all can hope is that Jeannie will one day get the answers that will cloud her every day as a child. One day she will know we never gave up.

I have trying to save the money to move to Alvin, Texas to be closer to Jeannie. Her counselors have all agreed that she desperately needs contact with us. The problem is that for the first time in my life, I have a decent job with benefits for my other three kids, and live in a DECENT home. I am torn at how I can just give that up and lose all that I have gained when three other kids need me too. My relationship with my step mom Pat has deteriorated to the point that she refuses to talk to me, let alone see Jeannie. It has been almost 9 months since I have talked to my daughter. I leave messages, send E-mails, sent birthday and Easter boxes...but there is no reply. Carol recently E mailed Pat to ask about why she refused to talk and told her how devastated we are, and how much we miss Jeannie. She blew up and claimed we stopped trying. That is not true.... I will never stop trying. Pat has been somewhat of a control freak, and when she gets a grudge, she never lets it go. I love her..I am thankful that she has Jeannie, but I need her too. She is my daughter. We are ALL Victims...and yes, Jeannie will pay the highest price. That does not discount the rest of us and what we have been through. I hate being helpless. I resent being treated like a no body. Of this is what America is about, it is a true sad state of affairs. I have no real resolution. I could try to move to Alvin Texas and work at Wal-Mart or a supermarket for little money, but how could I support my family that way? And then I would live under the scrutiny and control of Pat who has now made my daughter hate me, telling her I will never come. Even if I did come, Pat told me once she would give me back Jeannie and leave her to me when she dies, but later said that would not happen. She wants the money the state gives her every month for caring for a sick child, and she wants the control. I am in a dead end. I pray for a miracle. I am so lost and worn down.

This is why I plea to you to help me tell my story. If you have the power to help me tell it, or if you have the resources to help me and other, please do not ignore what you read today. If you have the ability to make a difference, use it. If you do nothing else, please pray for Jeannie.

Thank you.
Lynn and Ron Hornsby AZ
Carol Crowley (Friend/Supporter)

24. Abduction and childrens passports

My grandson was abducted on 20th February 2001, one month after his first birthday. My daughter-in-law (visitors status) was allowed to apply, for, and get, a passport for my grandson, without my sons' consent or signature. My daughter-in -law had a Japanese passport and my grandson had a Canadian passport, both of them had different surnames, and they were allowed to pass customs and airport security "NO QUESTIONS ASKED". THIS COULD HAVE BEEN YOUR CHILD, PLEASE SIGN. THANKYOU

25. The Christie Clark and Roark Critchlow Campaign

Christie Clark debuted on DAYS in 1986 left in 1990, returned in 1992, left again in 1999, and now hopefully in the spring of 2002 she will be returning to her much loved role of Caroline Anna Brady. Carrie Brady is the daughter of Anna DiMera and Roman Brady and has had a very interesting and important history on DAYS.

Roark Critchlow debuted on Days Of Our Lives in April 1994, he is one of many actors to play this role. Michael Horton is the daughter of Laura Horton and Bill Horton, though Mike spent many years believing Mickey was his father. Roark exited with Christie in 1999.

Carrie and Mike's relationship marked a big change in Days of Our Lives. For years fans endured the torturous Carrie and Austin relationship which was plagued by Carrie's devious sister Samantha. It was a breath of fresh air when Carrie and Mike started their very intense friendship, which eventually led to the duo becoming engaged and leaving for Israel together. Fans clamoured for this couple to commit to each other after watching their undeniable love for each other. Just when this couple finally came together, the actors decided not to renew their contract. Carrie and Mike were on their way to becoming a supercouple, a Brady and a Horton they seemed perfect together, which was supported by Alice Horton and Carrie's father Roman Brady. Carrie the advertising executive and Michael the former Chief of Staff have great potential to return with many storyline possibilities. Fans will remember their electrifying chemistry and their beautiful acting talent. Please listen to the fans and let these fan favorites return as a couple, so we can see their continued love ignite on screen once again.