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Reason.com wrote:Eat a Bagel, Lose Your Baby
November 9, 2010
The ACLU of Pennsylvania recently filed a civil rights lawsuit on behalf of a couple whose newborn baby was kidnapped by Lawrence County Children and Youth Services (LCCYS) because her mother recklessly consumed an "everything" bagel from Dunkin' Donuts the day before the birth.
Jameson Hospital, where Isabella Rodriguez was born on April 27, has a policy of testing expectant mothers' urine for illegal drugs and reporting positive results to LCCYS, even without any additional evidence that the baby is in danger of neglect or abuse. LCCYS, in turn, has a policy of seizing such babies from their homes based on nothing more than the test result. Unfortunately for Isabella's parents, Elizabeth Mort and Alex Rodriguez, Jameson sets the cutoff level for its opiate test so low that it can be triggered by poppy seeds, which is why two caseworkers and two Neshannock
Township police officers visited their home the day after baby and mother returned from the hospital. LCCYS seized the three-day-old girl and put her in foster care for five days before conceding it had made a mistake.
More at the link.
Tis wrote:Since the amazon link 404s now, heres Google's cache link
http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/s ... clnk&gl=us
zepfan wrote:And... here's a nothing story about a potentially explosive cat.
Russian woman calls police to 'bomber' cat
Art Vandelay wrote:Amazon shouldn't have caved on that. Weak.
lastingsgriller wrote:some freaking people.. geez..
http://www.rapidcityjournal.com/news/ar ... 002e0.html
A repeat drunken driver from Lewisville blamed for an Easter morning wreck in which two people were killed has been sentenced to life in prison.
Barton has three other DWI convictions since 1997.
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