Killing Ants with Sledgehammers

Posted on April 14, 2011


Here is a video outlining an atrocious overreach by Detroit ‘law enforcement’ along with a gross infringement of civil liberties and constitutional protections from unreasonable and unlawful search, seizure and detention.   Two comments or three and then I will let the news report speak for itself.    First, there seems to be a growing effort by authorities to compel private citizens to participate in ‘healthcare’ against their will.  Witness the ‘Individual Mandate’ in Obamacare and also the epidemic of skrool psychiatrists prescribing Ritalin for children for no other reason than the teachers want them drugged up so that babysitting, as opposed to education is simpler and more carefree.  Perhaps the Government Skrool system also finds that ‘head on a stump’ sedatives are an enhancement in the indoctrination process as well.

My next observation is that if any of my readers bask in the warm glow that when you get pushed into the corner and the government comes to shut your little ‘Tea Party’ act down, the police will be there to defend liberty – think again, Jackson.  Some might and some might not – “God Bless the child that’s got his own” as the song says.  Following that little riff leads me to my next and last comment here.  Although I was and remain disgusted and horrified by the event chronicled by the local news station, I was equally euphoric on the other hand that it happened to a Black family.  Wait a minute!!! Hold on, let me explain.  I’m not happy that something like this would happen to anyone, much less an American family of Black heritage, but consider the irony and the juxtaposition inherent in this situation.

Unfortunately, if this had been perpetrated on an American family of Caucasian / European heritage, the press most likely would not consider the story worth covering and if they did, the picture that would be painted would be of White Supremacist, Tea Party, Militia / Separatist, Homeschooling kooks.  But here instead is a story that Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson and perhaps our beloved illegitimate, non-Natural born President could get their hooks into if they cared to – which they dont.  Do you think Obama is going to invite the SWAT team and the victim,  Maryann Godboldo to the White House  to talk it over with a beer?  No, I didn’t either.  He probably salivates when he considers the kind of abuse of authority that was demonstrated here.   Some additional details on the story follow the video.

Godboldo’s daughter was born with a defective foot that required amputation of her leg below the knee, which led to Maryanne becoming a stay-at-home mother after her birth, according to Health Impact News Daily.

Despite her handicap, the child swam, sang, danced and played the piano. However, as the home schooled girl approached middle school age, she apparently wanted to start attending public school, and therefore had to “catch up” on immunizations the state insists are required under color of law.     According to her aunt, Penny Godboldo, the girl suffered an adverse reaction to the immunizations. “She began acting out of character, being irritated, having facial grimaces that have been associated with immunizations,” Penny told the Detroit News.

Maryanne Godboldo sought help from the Children’s Center, an organization claiming to help families with at-risk children. Godboldo told relatives the medications ordered by the doctor worsened symptoms, including behavioral problems.

When Godboldo refused to give her child the prescribed medication, Child Protective Services became involved. CPS obtained a warrant to remove the girl, but Maryanne reportedly refused to surrender the child to the state.

Police claimed Godboldo discharged a firearm in her apartment during the stand-off and that is when the SWAT team was called in.

Maryanne’s attorney, Allison Folmar, claims her client never shot at police in a report in the Voice of Detroit, which reports that the police sent the “Detroit Special Response Team (SRT) officers who descended on the home with a tank and assault weapons. Video footage shows individual officers staking out the house, taking cover behind trees with their weapons, as in a military operation,” reports Health Impact Daily News.

The Detroit News reports that Godboldo has an excellent reputation in her community, and during the 10 hour standoff many people from the community offered to help with the negotiations, including ministers and community activists.

Wayne Circuit Judge Deborah Thomas finally convinced Maryanne to surrender with a promise her daughter would be turned over to a relative. Family members, however, say the girl was grabbed by the state regardless of the promise.

Maryanne Godboldo was arraigned before 36th District Magistrate Sidney Barthwell Jr. on charges of firing a weapon in a dwelling, felonious assault, resisting and obstructing an officer, and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. Her bond was set at $500,000.

“I’m shocked by the amount of the bond. I never dreamed it would be set so high and she wouldn’t be free to care for her daughter,” said an outraged Deborah Thomas.

“Child Protective Services was trying to force her child to take a dangerous medication, Risperdal, against her will. We have been able to get a court order signed by [Wayne County Circuit Court] Judge Richard Skutt, staying the administration of this drug, which is not approved by the FDA in such cases. That’s why they put her in Hawthorne, so they could dope her up,” family attorney Allison Folmar told the media.

The Godboldo case is yet another example of CPS working in league with the police in order to kidnap children. Godboldo was obviously an excellent mother and not a threat to the police. The fact they sent a tank to her apartment is more evidence that the state will react in a violent knee-jerk fashion when its authority is challenged.