The CPS fiasco in removing all the children from the FLDS sect in Eldorado has been going since early April. The Texas Third Court of Appeals ruled CPS violated the law requiring evidence that children are in immediate physical danger before they can be removed from their parents. The Texas Supreme Court agreed. MH/MR workers who had worked with CPS in this case chronicled CPS abuse of the women and children in unsigned reports. Now Texas media outlets are now beginning to chronicle the abuse of these parents by CPS. Today the San Antonio Express News ran an editorial on the issue that was right on target.
Finally, I ran across an excellent article on this whole tragedy that gives background on the legal issues and points out this is not the first time this kind of tragedy has occurred. It is vital to balance the concern for the safety of children with the rights of parents to direct the education and upbringing of their own children. Cycle of Abuse: The FLDS Raid.