Social Services Takes Children Because Parents Allegedly Neglectful for Driving through Bad Neighborhood

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Although many social services agencies claim to reach out to families in crisis, they often exploit families in crisis. In one case, a New York family fell victim to a carjacking at knifepoint. Police apprehended the perpetrator, but not before he had injured some of the children. When social services arrived on the scene, instead of offering aid to the family in crisis, they took the children into state custody. Social services alleged that the parents had endangered the children because they had driven through a bad neighborhood at night and pulled over to talk with a man on the road. The mother later pled guilty to neglect because she thought it would get her children back sooner. These allegations are made by the family in a lawsuit they have filed to hold social services accountable for their actions.

Police filed a CPS report as a matter of policy, because they felt the children were endangered — their parents were driving them late at night in a bad neighborhood, and stopped for a questionable character.

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Nieves said she was forced to plead guilty to neglect in Family Court. “Any mother would plead guilty to anything as long as their kids were back home.”

 


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