More government invastion...

Discussion in 'Homeschooling in the News' started by Jackie, Jan 7, 2008.

  1. Jackie

    Jackie Active Member

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    Interesting story. As I read, I'm thinking "These people MUST be homeschoolers!" And finally it mentions that they are. THIS is one reason I've joined HSLDA!
     
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  3. Emma's#1fan

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    Is there a missing link by any chance.
    Patty
     
  4. Jackie

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    Man oh Man just leave them alone, they didn't have to go in there and pull guns and all. I hope those officer that went that strong at them get unpaid leave. Man what did they think they were getting into. Unless I am missing something.
     
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    This shocks me! I cannot believe that this mess happens. I also hope that they are not going to be responsible for the medical bill.

    The more I think about this the angrier I get.

    I mean they used a SWAT team, what kind of ludicrousness is that? My mind is racing with really bad comments on this type of action. I mean everything that happened in this was WRONG!, Even if the family was PSers their rights were totally trampled on.

    I have to stop this has made me so mad.
     
  7. P.H.

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    It looks like there are a number of other articles listed at the end of this one that would make just as interesting and saddening reads. Thanks, Jackie, for this site.
     
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    Thats just crazy! He said he is going to sue everyone but the one he really needs to get is that Paramedic and get him fired.

    Sam
     
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    Wow--that is just crazy!
     
  10. Emma's#1fan

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    Wow! It seems like parents rights are being violated more and more! This was not necessary.:mad:
    Patty
     
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    That's just amazing! How on earth can something like that happen in a supposedly free country?! I agree that they need to go after that paramedic who so overstepped his rights that it's not even funny! And a Swat Team? Ridiculous! :(

    I think the father, who was rightly VERY angry, should have held his tongue though. "Them is fightin' words" and could be used against him.

    Wow, this is just crazy! Prairie, I read a couple of those other articles as well....
     
  12. Jackie

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    Yes, the paramedic is at fault. But when he went and complained, he wasn't told that he was out of line. A judge had to sign an order to go in and take the kid. That judge is expected to know the law, and know that this is out of line. And the paramedic was NOT responsible for a SWAT team going in!
     
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    I don't know about the rest of you, but if either one of my kids fell and hit their heads after trying to hold a car door, yes, I'd take them to the hospital. Constitutionalist? The guy sounds more like a Ruby Ridger. No wonder they sent in the SWAT team.
     
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    He's had paramedic experience though, Becky, so he knew what to look for!

    Sending the SWAT team is for dangerous, armed criminals. Sending them in this case is just a waste of money, time, effort, and is just plain stupid in my opinion! I'm not saying the father is absolutely right in all his views, I'm saying they were wrong to send in the SWAT Team!


    Jackie, in a way he WAS responsible--he's the one that complained and took it to police and Sheriffs! The other guys were wrong too, but if he hadn't gotten mad and told all those other people, the SWAT Team wouldn't have been sent!
     
  15. Jackie

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    Becky, so now it's against the law to believe in a literal interpretation of the Constitution?

    Deena, I agree that the paramedic was probably acting in what he felt was responsible. Sorry I worded it wrong. But he needs to understand that the parents have the right to refuse treatment. And my understanding is that he just wanted the boy "checked out", not that he really felt there was a danger to the child. I'm still more upset with the others' response to the paramedic's complaint.
     
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    I just wonder what kind of 'things' this man has said in the past. Maybe he threatened some kind of violence that prompted this kind of action.If he's got an 'us' anainst 'them' attitude, who knows what his thoughts are. The tone of that article makes me think there's more to this than what got reported.
     
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    yes, Becky, I agree there is more then likely more to the story then what we are hearing, but sending in the swat team for something like this is not right. It's wrong.
     
  18. Emma's#1fan

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    If getting the boy in for medical analysis or treatment was the goal, it could have easily been done without the SWAT team.
    The SWAT team is a highly trained part of law enforcement. You have to be the best of the best to make SWAT.
    What threat did this family pose that the police department could not handle the situation?
    Talk about abuse of power!
    Patty
     
  19. becky

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    Yeah, the SWAT team was extreme. Who knows, though, what this man said to get everyone worked up? That's what I'd like to know. This paramedic had no reason to be at odds with this dad. And paramedics do kind of rush in when they arrive at their destination- they're supposed to. I know when my mom had an angina attack long ago, I'd have kicked the behind of the paramedic who waited for permission to enter her house.
     
  20. Jackie

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    And the "Understatement of the Year Award" goes to.......


    :D
     

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