"Failure to grant a stay will mean that approximately one hundred twenty-four children will be returned to alleged mothers without any male sexual perpetrators being identified," state attorneys wrote.I take that as an admission that, for the children whose mothers were covered by the Third Court's ruling, the state has not yet identified a single "male sexual perpetrator" despite six weeks of investigation. How then, is this anything more than an expensive and ham-handed fishing expedition?
I've repeated this ad nauseum, but it's worth pointing out again the four reasons CPS is allowed to seize someone's children in Texas:
1. an immediate danger to the physical health or safety of the childSo if no one alleges FLDS members engaged in meth manufacturing or drug use, the children were physically healthy and well cared for, and weeks of investigation have identified no "male sexual perpetrators," how can CPS justify keeping these kids, exactly?
2. the child has been the victim of sexual abuse
3. the parent or person who has possession of the child is currently using a controlled substance
4. the parent or person who has possession of the child has permitted the child to remain on premises used for the manufacture of methamphetamine
See The Common Room for much more news on the Great Eldorado Polygamist Roundup.