In March, The Liberty Loft reported on Baby Cyrus, the Idaho baby kidnapped by the Meridian Police Department simply because his parents cancelled a scheduled routine doctors appointment.
There was no investigation, no charges, no trial, no due process at all. The police snatched Baby Cyrus from mother Marissa Anderson’s arms and arrested her for daring to want to remain with her child.
While in the state’s custody, Baby Cyrus’ condition worsened but the state still tried to put him into a foster home. Albeit with authoritarian controls in place, the state eventually allowed Baby Cyrus to return home to his family while the case went through the courts.
Well, finally that case is over as this week, Baby Cyrus’ grandfather Diego Rodriguez reported at Freedom Man, the case has been dismissed: “Yes, the case is truly dismissed! It is over. The story is not over yet, as there is much more still to be settled—particularly the “resisting and obstructing” criminal cases against Marissa and Miranda (Baby Cyrus’ aunt)—but the most important part is over! Baby Cyrus is now FREE!”
In a video included in the post, parents Levi and Marissa Anderson thanked supporters.
“We don’t even have words to express how grateful we are to you guys for your support and everything that you have done to be there for our family,” Marissa said. “We couldn’t have done it without you, literally.”
“There’s a massive weight that has been lifted from us, and we know that is only because of the support we have got from all of the people like yourselves,” Levi added. “And we just thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”
What occurred in this case should provide a playbook to how to fight the state when the government kidnaps children, starting with a network of support putting pressure on the government.
Maybe more importantly was the exposure to the corrupt government. Although Levi and Marissa had a gag order placed on them, Rodriguez did not and he detailed loads of corruption at Freedom Man.
Rodriguez detailed the 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 14th amendment violations against his daughter and son-in-law. He concluded:
“Tracy Basterrechea is the Chief of Police of the City of Meridian. His police department has a national reputation for being one of the worst and most corrupt police departments in the country. Reputations and culture come from the top—so he is personally responsible for it. He swore an oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. He has broken his oath repeatedly. He is therefore a criminal of the highest order and should be treated as such.”
“Judge Laurie Fortier has likewise violated her oath and violated the Constitutional rights of American citizens who have come into her court room. She should be immediately removed from office and criminally prosecuted. If not, then what purpose does the Constitution serve if the “authorities” can routinely violate it without consequence?”
Meanwhile, the government is using algorithms to determine what kids to snatch up.
The Baby Cyrus case being dismissed is great news for the Anderson family, but Rodriguez knows the state’s kidnapping ring lives on. He wrote about the story of former Georgia State Senator Nancy Schaefer who served from 2004 to 2008 but lost reelection for challenging the corrupt Child Protective Services (CPS).
Schaefer later died in 2010 when she and her husband Bruce were both shot to death. Despite strange details, the deaths were ruled a murder-suicide.
After a 1997 bill, Adoption and Safe Families Act, was signed by President Bill Clinton, Schaefer exposed the financial incentives for CPS to take children without due process. Schaefer said in a speech:
“To receive the adoption incentives or bonuses, local CPS must have more children, they must have more merchandise to sell. Funding is available when a child is placed in a foster home with strangers, or placed in a mental health facility and medicated usually against the parents’ wishes.”
“Parents are victimized by the system, that makes a profit for holding children longer and bonuses for not returning children to their parents. This is abuse of power. It is lack of accountability and it is a growing criminal political phenomenon spreading around the globe.”
“Often times, but not always, poor parents are targeted to lose their children because they do not have the wherewithal to hire an attorney or to fight the system. Being poor and lacking proper housing does not mean your children should be removed. CPS has redefined poor to mean psychologically inferior, therefore it is in the best interest of the child to be removed. Best interest, of course, has also been redefined at the child’s expense.”
“It has been reported over and over that six-times as many children die in foster care than in the general public. Once a child is legally kidnapped and placed in official safety the child is far more likely to suffer abuse including sexual molestation and or rape. Case workers and social workers are often guilty of fraud, they withhold and destroy evidence, and they seek wrongly to terminate parental rights while being protected by state immunity. There is a huge bureaucracy made up of Judges, court appointed Attorneys, Guardian ad Litems, Social Workers, State Employees, Court Investigators, Therapists, Psychologists, Psychiatrist, Foster Parents, Adoptive Parents, and on and on who are looking to the children in state care for their job security.”