Again, what justifies the government taking a child from their parents? Could it be as simple as not knowing what “Hard Lemonade” is?
The way police and child protection workers figure it, Ratte should have known that what a Comerica Park vendor handed over when Ratte ordered a lemonade for his boy three Saturdays ago contained alcohol, and Ratte’s ignorance justified placing young Leo in foster care until his dad got up to speed on the commercial beverage industry.
The 7-year-old who showed no signs of inebriation was removed from his home and forced into foster care. And they wouldn’t let him be with his two aunts, one of which was a social worker and the other a licensed foster parent. Finally, the child was able to return in the custody of his mom, if his dad got a hotel room. And then it was dismissed.
So, you go to the ball game, get a lemonade for your child, and find yourself without you child for days, in court because of that ignorance, and you tell me that the government has the best interests of the child at heart?!
Part of the problem is the accountability, and the fact that CPS makes money off of how many children then have in protective care. This is just an incentive for overreach.