Day: May 22, 2008

child death, child welfare reform, foster care abuse, cps, domestic violence, education, family, foster care, General, government, system failure
FLDS: READ THE APPEAL COURT RULING: ACTUAL COURT PAPERS

This ruling is an awesome show of the law and how it works.  CPS is rarely overturned.  In particular, to have the Third District Court of Appeals rule so specifically on the terms of what they can constitute “imminent danger” requiring the removal of a child, and also implementing the requirement to make every reasonable attempt to return the child to the home.

This is case law that I’m sure will be used throughout many cases in the future of CPS court.  This is a huge advancement for all families who have been wrongly separated by CPS who have not followed the law like they are now being forced to.  These children will surely find their way into history and law books to come and hopefully save the children of our future from suffering much the same fate.

CLICK HERE TO READ THE ACTUAL COURT

RULING OF THE TEXAS THIRD DISTRICT COURT

OF APPEALS MEMORANDUM OF LAW

FLDS vs. CPS

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FLDS: Appellate Court Rules CPS HAD NO RIGHT TO REMOVE CHILDREN

http://www.kxan.com/global/story.asp?s=8365745

AUSTIN, Texas (KXAN) — The Third Court of Appeals has ruled that Child Protective Services did not have the right to remove children from the Yearning for Zion ranch last month.

The ruling comes as a result of a document filed by Texas RioGrande Legal Aid last month. The TRLA is the largest provider of legal aid in Texas, on behalf of 48 FLDS mothers that TRLA is representing in their child custody cases.

“The way that the courts have ignored the legal rights of these mothers is ridiculous,” said TRLA attorney Julie Balovich. “It was about time a court stood up and said that was has been happening to these families is wrong.”

In the decision, the Court ruled that CPS failed to provide any evidence that the children were in imminent danger and acted hastily in removing them from their families. According to the Court, “The existence of the FLDS belief system as described by the Department’s witnesses, by itself, does not put children of FLDS parents in physical danger.”

TRLA will be holding a press conference in front of the courthouse in San Angelo Thursday at 1:30 p.m.

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CPS v. FLDS: Truth v. Lies: ItsAlmostTuesday v. Media- I CALL FOR A STRIKE

I am disgusted by CPS – again. I am disgusted by the Media – again. I miss my children… again…

So, the saga continues… FLDS, CPS, ElDorado, Media, Rocky, Bullwinkle…. hrrrrm?

My day started out a little emotional with this post as I read the Dallas Morning News Opinion Blog – where Sharon Grigsby posted CPS vs FLDS: 0 for 10 yesterday and i quote:

“The Deseret News and Grits for Breakfast, among others, continue to keep close tabs on those YFZ teens that CPS claims are pregnant. Some on our staff have said they aren’t interested in my continued posts on this topic. Perhaps some readers out there are: Today’s news from the Deseret News is that it turns out no 14-year old girls were found pregnant at the YFZ Ranch during the Great Eldorado…Full Story on The Dallas Morning News:

A lawyer for a 14-year-old girl that is on a list of so-called “disputed minors” said this morning she is not pregnant as Texas child welfare authorities have alleged. “My client does not have children. (She) is not pregnant. She’s the youngest on the list of disputed minors,” said Andrea Sloan.

“The department is communicating to the public that there are 14-year olds who are pregnant,” she said. Texas Child Protective Services caseworker Ashley Kennedy said that investigations were still ongoing.

The bombshell was dropped during the hearing involving Adeline Barlow, 38, the mother of a 10-year-old and the 14-year-old.

That led to quite a discussion when Grits for Breakfast replied as follows:

Posted by Gritsforbreakfast @ 6:29 PM Wed, May 21, 2008

Your observation that “Some on our staff have said they aren’t interested in my continued posts on this topic” confirms my sense that the MSM is less interested in focusing on information that’s not full of salacious accusations against weirdo polygamists. God forbid y’all actually report the truth instead of whatever phony accusation CPS ginned up that day.Pretty amazing that your colleagues would admit it, though. The facts on which they based their opinions were invalid, but they don’t want to revisit their conclusions. I’m asking myself “Why?”, but can’t come up with a single good reason offhand besides some sort of religious bigotry. What else could possibly explain journalists’ callous indifference to truth?

Which led to other comments on DMN Opinion Blog:

Posted by Shirlee @ 6:38 PM Wed, May 21, 2008

Amen! It is very demonstrative of the media’s duplicity that these “corrections” aren’t as widely snapped up and repeated as gospel as CPS’s lies all along, such as their assertion that they were investigating sexual abuse in boys too. That was spread like wildfire through the media, with the implication that the FLDS were guilty. This turned out to be, of course, a red herring to remove attention from their other atrocities. Thanks for having the integrity to point this out.

and

Posted by Kristi @ 7:31 PM Wed, May 21, 2008

Thank you for covering this. I have a friend that keeps saying I should quit yelling their rights have been violated and read some of the books out about them and learn more about their beliefs.

WHY? Their beliefs are irrelevant as far as I am concerned. I don’t have to agree with them or disagree with them – that doesn’t matter. What matters is that people are treated humanely, and that citizen’s rights be protected. REGARDLESS of who they sleep with, or what picture hangs in their room. Jeez.

Thanks for covering this. The mainstream media is nothing but a statist mouthpiece. THey aren’t reporting because all they can do is repeat what the govt. tells them. They are afraid of real investigative journalism.

So here’s my take on it – from the perspective of a parent who has lost her child to false allegations & CPS: First I’d like to thank GritsforBreakfast and DMN Opinion Sharon Grigsby for their guts, perseverance and dedication to this story.

Doesn’t it seem eerily like the OJ Simpson Murder trial? Where everyone tuned in, it was a news sensation who-done-it, bestseller, and yet – in the mix – people forgot about Nicole & Ron, the REAL PEOPLE who were brutally murdered in an act that was not from a movie script, but from domestic violence.

These are children. These are mothers.

These are people who do not live like “normal society” – and this is their lives.

In a letter from a former FLDS member, dan fischer, to the parents involved in these proceedings, one of the things he talks about is the way these families lived, and the way these women lived as mothers. They do not have television, friends, movies or dinners out, or clubs or dancing or even pictures hanging on their walls. They have their children. Their children have their mothers. These children, if they get an education, it is not like they would get in public school. It is a different lifestyle, belief, way of thinking and living. Is it wrong? Who’s to say? IT IS ALL THEY KNOW. To say that they will need psychological therapy is an understatement. These families are forever changed. The children are no longer innocent at all, secure, or stable. They are forever altered.

Imagine today, someone comes into your office, takes your computers, your pictures, your children, friends, families, etc., and says “EVERYTHING YOU ARE DOING IS NOT NORMAL AND YOU ARE GOING TO BE RIPPED APART AND IMPRISONED FOR IT” and you just thought that’s the way things were in life … you were behaving as “normal” and someone comes and rips it all to pieces – because we forget that ‘normal’ is a perspective….

You can’t imagine it – I know I can’t… tho’ I can try. Day to day routine & what you know is based on your experiences, surroundings, teachings, and perspective. Duh… right? Now – how does that tie into the law? How does that relate to the system?

There’s the debate. But wait a minute – the children…. aren’t they the MOST IMPORTANT PART OF ALL OF THIS? Remember the children are no longer protected by the sect and their ‘no television’ rules. They are thrown into “normal’ society – for the first time – So they get their first taste of ‘normalcy’ in a place where children are 11 times more likely to be abused than at their natural home? These are children being introduced to society In a place where anger and rage and social workers and doctors and lawyers and psychotropic medications and abuse and lies and faces change and confusion and more abuse and more rage and new foster mothers and new foster fathers and new schools and new kids and danger and fear and confusion fear confusion confusion…. COME ON THESE ARE CHILDREN!

I am a mother first and foremost, and an advocate for children & families. I fight against pedophiles, crooked CPS workers, and system failures within our government. BUT WHAT THE HELL ARE THEY DOING TO THESE CHILDREN?

As a Mother having gone through this CPS involvement and false allegation thing, I want to say this:

– I know that if I had the media reporting lies & making my case into a rumor-filled-gossip office-watercooler-coffee-break discussion, I probably wouldn’t be here typing this blog post right now. I’d be dead, because I would have committed suicide at least 10 times over from the pain and humiliation and suffering that I ALREADY HAD GOING ON added to that media cherry to the top of the rumor cake. No way. I wouldn’t have made it. I do not speak lightly when I say that. I would not be here. My heart goes out to the mothers and children.

As an Advocate-Paralegal who fights against pedophiles, child abusers, and government system failures – I say this:

Lets suppose a 14 year old gets married to an adult… is the sex still considered pedophilia? If a parent ‘consents’ to marry away the child to their sex partner can they essentially thwart the law? What if that marriage – which makes it legal – is forced …. in the name of ‘consent’ but the child never speaks up… or doesn’t know better..?

Child abuse is child abuse. A child has the right to live an abuse-free life. So then, let’s define abuse….Spanking on the butt? To some – yes. To others – no… Some say “Discipline all children with the rod or the child will be unruly” – Others say “Corporal punishment of any kind is abuse…”

Some say keeping these children apart from mainstream society without the ability to choose for themselves whether or not to watch TV or whether or not to go to public school, is abuse;While to others, its a NORMAL WAY OF LIFE.

Go to college v. get a job ? Dog v. cat ? Toilet paper – put it on the roll with the pull side up? Or down?

We could argue all day long as to who is living right or who is living wrong. We could argue all day about whether or not its abusive to live in a sect or abusive to allow no religious teachings in a family.

But we cannot argue truth vs. lie.

We cannot argue the difference between fact or fiction – perjury – telling the truth in the court of law v. falsifying evidence.

WE CANNOT DEBATE WHETHER CPS WORKERS SHOULD OR SHOULD NOT LIE ABOUT THE CHILDREN AND FAMILIES THEY ARE INVESTIGATING…

IT IS NOT OKAY TO LIE ABOUT THE FACTS OF A CASE

IT IS NOT OKAY TO REPORT LIES IF YOU ARE REPORTING THE NEWS

IF YOU KNOW SOMETHING IS NOT TRUE IT IS NOT OKAY TO ADD TO THE PROPOGANDA BY TELLING THE LIE AGAIN AND AGAIN WHEN IT COMES TO REAL PEOPLE’S LIVES & THE EFFECTS IT WILL HAVE ON FAMILIES (isn’t that right Nicole, Ron?)

While everyone has an opinion, not everyone has a child.

Not everyone has a family or a family problem with CPS.

Not everyone has abuse issues in their lives, or conflicts to deal with, or a religious leader telling them one thing with a government telling them another with media saying something else with people giving opinions and everything they know being taken away, and not everyone understands what is involved in a case unless you go through it yourself.

It isn’t an easy thing to deal with when you live in mainstream society I CANNOT IMAGINE that happening to me if I lived in a removed, isolated, lifestyle like FLDS mothers, and I HAVE BEEN THROUGH IT – So if I can’t imagine it, knowing what I know, I KNOW there are most people out there who have no idea what they are talking about.

But everyone has an opinion. So, here’s mine –

I ONLY WISH I HAD THE NEWS REPORTING AND WATCHING OVER MY CASE THIS WAY WHEN I LOST MY LITTLE BOY –

Maybe then I wouldn’t have scars on my arm from my suicide attempts and the tears that fall when I post this – feeling the shame as I still write, admitting it, for the sake of children I don’t know.

If I had this kind of attention to my case, I might have back the years I lost, and the many more to come since my case caused me such despair because I WAS LIED ABOUT BY CPS TOO. Maybe I wouldn’t have lost everything I owned, friends of 20 years and my children.

Maybe my family members that I don’t see or speak to anymore would be over this weekend with my children who are not in my life anymore and we’d laugh together instead of yearning for my children & family back.

Maybe if I had someone to blog about me and my case when my son was forcibly removed and traumatized I wouldn’t have these nightmares about seeing him beaten & drugged in foster care, & the LIES BY CPS WORKERS and GAG ORDERS that made it okay to hurt my child and destroy me so a pedophile could get his revenge – finally – against me – for leaving him and trying to protect my child… REALLY protect my child….

That’s not news. That’s a life. That’s my life. My son’s life. That’s their life & their children’s lives in ElDorado. That’s the lives of your children AND mine, and unless you’ve been through this kind of horrible thing, you just may not understand.

I pray you never do understand -But for cryin’ out loud – tell the truth…. whether you’re reporting on it, or working on the case, or just talking about it to your neighbors.

If mainstream media entertainment “sells” more newspapers based on CPS LYING ABOUT THESE FAMILIES…. I URGE ALL OF YOU TO JOIN IN A STRIKE.

RIGHT NOW I URGE US ALL TO STRIKE AGAINST ANY NEWS REPORTING AGENCY, BLOG, NEWSPAPER, MAGAZINE OR OTHER NEWS/MEDIA SOURCE WHO KNOWINGLY MISREPORTS ELDORADO OR FLDS FACTS & WHO ASSISTS IN SPREADING CPS’ LIES OR WHO FAILS TO CORRECT ANY MISSTATED FACTS OF ANY FLDS/ELDORADO CHILD WHO IS GOING THROUGH THIS TRAGEDY IN THEIR FAMILY.

IF WE ALLOW CPS TO LIE ABOUT A FAMILY & CALL IT ‘NEWSWORTHY’ THEN WE ARE ALSO CHILD ABUSERS WHO SHOULD BE PUNISHED ACCORDINGLY IF WE ARE TO DO RIGHT BY THE CHILDREN. NO FAMILY DESERVES SUCH ABUSE & ATROCITY NO MATTER WHAT THEIR BELIEFS MAY BE – NO MATTER WHAT LIFESTYLE THEY LIVE.

SHOW THE TRUTH WHEN IT IS REVEALED OR BE JUDGED ALL THE SAME. TRUTH IS TRUTH. REPORT IT TRUTHFULLY OR SHUT UP. TRUTH IS TRUTH.

Please. For the sake of these families.

There’s no question about the integrity of truth v. lie ….

just like you can’t be ‘kinda pregnant’….

Because the swing of every pendulum brings with it potential adverse consequences, it is important to emphasize that in the area of child abuse, as with the investigation and prosecution of all crimes, the state is constrained by the substantive and procedural guarantees of the Constitution. The fact that the suspected crime may be heinous – whether it involves children or adults – does not provide cause for the state to ignore the rights of the accused or any other parties. Otherwise, serious injustices may result. Syl.Pt.3,WALLIS v. SPENCER, 202 F.3d 1126(9th Cir. 2000)

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FLDS Parents’ Court Citations published in The Eldorado Success

I can only imagine the cluster-phunk that these CPS cases are in – wow…

CLICK HERE TO READ THE CITATIONS IN THE ELDORADO SUCCESS ONLINE

Authorities attempt to serve dozens if not hundreds of people at the YFZ Ranch with civil citations in state’s custody case. Citations were published in this week’s edition of The Eldorado Success.

CLERK OF THE COURT:
District Clerk
Schleicher County Courthouses
2 North Divide Street
Eldorado, Texas 76936

ATTORNEYS FOR PETITIONER,
TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY &PROTECTIVE SERVICES:
Daniel Edwards
Gary Banks
622 South Oakes, Suite “L”
San Angelo, Texas 76903

CITATION BY PUBLICATION/POSTING

TO ALL UNKNOWN PARENTS, AND ANY PERSON CLAIMING TO BE A PARENT OF, ANY ONE OR MORE OF THE CHILDREN REMOVED FROM THE YFZ RANCH, ELDORADO, SCHLEICHER COUNTY, TEXAS, BETWEEN APRIL 4, 2008, AND MIDNIGHT ON APRIL 7, 2008, AND TO ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN, RESPONDENT(S):

THE STATE OF TEXAS
NOTICE TO RESPONDENT(S):

“You have been sued. You may employ an attorney. If you or your attorney do not file a written answer with the clerk who issued this citation by 10:00 a.m. on the Monday next following the expiration of twenty (20) days after you were served this citation and petition, a default judgment may be taken against you.

“YOU ARE HEREBY COMMANDED to appear and answer before the Honorable 51st Judicial District Court, Eldorado, Schleicher County, Texas, at the Courthouse in Eldorado, Schleicher County, Texas, at or before 10:00 a.m. on the Monday next after the expiration of twenty (20) days from the date of service of this citation, then and there to answer the First Amended Petitions of the TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY AND PROTECTIVE SERVICES, Petitioner, filed in said Court.

“The petitions of the TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY AND PROTECTIVE SERVICES, Petitioner, were filed in the 51st Judicial District Court of Schleicher County, Texas, on May 6, 2008, May 7, 2008 and May 12, 2008, against the various Respondents named above, as well as others not specifically named herein. The suits are numbered 2779 through 2903, and are entitled as follows:

2779 IN THE INTEREST OF BABY GIRL JESSOP #26600675, A CHILD
2780 IN THE INTEREST OF VILATE NIELSEN, A CHILD
2781 IN THE INTEREST OF ESTER NIELSON, A CHILD
2782 IN THE INTEREST OF MARILYN ROBACK, A CHILD
2783 IN THE INTEREST OF SUSIE ANN JEFFS, A CHILD
2784 IN THE INTEREST OF SHANALYN JEFFS, A CHILD
2785 IN THE INTEREST OF SETH JEFFS, A CHILD
2786 IN THE INTEREST OF JOSIAH BARLOW JEFFS, A CHILD
2787 IN THE INTEREST OF STEED JEFFS, A CHILD
2788 IN THE INTEREST OF LEAH JESSOP JEFFS, A CHILD
2789 IN THE INTEREST OF MARILEE JEFFS, A CHILD
2790 IN THE INTEREST OF KAYLEE JEFFS, A CHILD
2791 IN THE INTEREST OF RICHARD JEFFS, A CHILD
2792 IN THE INTEREST OF JOSEPH SMITH JEFFS, A CHILD
2793 IN THE INTEREST OF JAMES RULON JEFFS, A CHILD
2794 IN THE INTEREST OF HANNAH JEFFS, A CHILD
2795 IN THE INTEREST OF ALLEN JEFFS, A CHILD
2796 IN THE INTEREST OF SAMANTHA EMAK, A CHILD
2797 IN THE INTEREST OF ETZEL #26609430, A CHILD
2798 IN THE INTEREST OF FREDDIE #26609430, A CHILD
2799 IN THE INTEREST OF ABRAHAM #26609359, A CHILD
2800 IN THE INTEREST OF AMBER #26609387, A CHILD
2801 IN THE INTEREST OF ANN #26609432, A CHILD
2802 IN THE INTEREST OF DANIELLE BARLOW, A CHILD
2803 IN THE INTEREST OF EZRA BARLOW, A CHILD
2804 IN THE INTEREST OF RENON BARLOW, A CHILD
2805 IN THE INTEREST OF STEVEN BARLOW, A CHILD
2806 IN THE INTEREST OF BEN #26690422, A CHILD
2807 IN THE INTEREST OF BRENDA #26690422, A CHILD
2808 IN THE INTEREST OF ABRAM BARLOW, A CHILD
2809 IN THE INTEREST OF AMON BARLOW, A CHILD
2810 IN THE INTEREST OF AUTUMN BARLOW, A CHILD
2811 IN THE INTEREST OF IDA #26609422, A CHILD
2812 IN THE INTEREST OF NAOMI (LAST NAME UNKNOWN) #26609432, A CHILD
2813 IN THE INTEREST OF NAOMI #26609436, A CHILD
2814 IN THE INTEREST OF NETTIE #26609402, A CHILD
2815 IN THE INTEREST OF JAMES #26609371, A CHILD
2816 IN THE INTEREST OF ABRAHAM LEROY JESSUP, A/K/A ABRAHAM LeROY JESSOP,
A/K/A ABRAHAM LEROY JESSUP, A/K/A ABRAHAM LeROY JESSUP, A CHILD
2817 IN THE INTEREST OF ANDREW JESSOP, A CHILD
2818 IN THE INTEREST OF BENJAMIN JESSOP, A CHILD
2819 IN THE INTEREST OF BETHANY JESSOP, A CHILD
2820 IN THE INTEREST OF CHARITY JESSOP, A CHILD
2821 IN THE INTEREST OF DAVID LEROY JESSOP, A/K/A DAVID LeROY
JESSOP, A/K/A DAVID LEROY JESSUP, A/K/A DAVID LeROY JESSOP, A CHILD
2822 IN THE INTEREST OF JAMES JESSOP, A CHILD
2823 IN THE INTEREST OF ALLEN DUTSON, A CHILD
2824 IN THE INTEREST OF MORONI DUTSON, A CHILD
2825 IN THE INTEREST OF NANCY DUTSON, A CHILD
2826 IN THE INTEREST OF REBECCA DUTSON, A CHILD
2827 IN THE INTEREST OF SHAUNA DUTSON, A CHILD
2828 IN THE INTEREST OF BRIGHAM EMACK, A CHILD
2829 IN THE INTEREST OF WADE LYNDSAY, A CHILD
2830 IN THE INTEREST OF ROULENE DUTSON, A CHILD
2831 IN THE INTEREST OF MALE CHILD (NAME UNKNOWN), A CHILD
2832 IN THE INTEREST OF ZAYNE LYNDSAY, A CHILD
2833 IN THE INTEREST OF MARYANN (LAST NAME UNKNOWN) #26609422, A CHILD
2834 IN THE INTEREST OF MARYANN(LAST NAME UNKNOWN) #26609432, A CHILD
2835 IN THE INTEREST OF MATY (LAST NAME UNKNOWN), A CHILD
2836 IN THE INTEREST OF NAOMI ROBACK, A CHILD
2837 IN THE INTEREST OF RULON ROBACK, A CHILD
2838 IN THE INTEREST OF RULEN #26609402, A CHILD
2839 IN THE INTEREST OF RULON #26609387 (LAST NAME UKNOWN) A CHILD
2840 IN THE INTEREST OF RULON #26609395, A CHILD
2841 IN THE INTEREST OF RULON #26609432 (LAST NAME UNKNOWN) A CHILD
2842 IN THE INTEREST OF RULON #26609435, A CHILD
2843 IN THE INTEREST OF JOESON JESSOP, A CHILD
2844 IN THE INTEREST OF JOSEPH JESSOP, A CHILD
2845 IN THE INTEREST OF LEROY SUNDERLAND JESSOP, A/K/A LeROY SUNDERLAND
JESSOP, A/K/A LEROY SUNDERLAND JESSUP, A/K/A LeROY SUNDERLAND JESSUP, A CHILD
2846 IN THE INTEREST OF LYLE LEROY JESSOP, A/K/A LYLE LeROY JESSOP,
A/K/A LYLE LEROY JESSUP, A/K/A LYLE LeROY JESSUP, A CHILD
2847 IN THE INTEREST OF MARIA JESSOP, A/K/A MARIA JESSUP, A CHILD
2848 IN THE INTEREST OF MELANIE JESSOP, A/K/A MELANIE JESSUP, A CHILD
2849 IN THE INTEREST OF MELISSA JESSOP, A CHILD
2850 IN THE INTEREST OF REBECCA JESSOP, A CHILD
2851 IN THE INTEREST OF SARA #26609406, A CHILD
2852 IN THE INTEREST OF SETH (LAST NAME UNKNOWN) #26609403, A CHILD
2853 IN THE INTEREST OF SHAWN #26609430, A CHILD
2854 IN THE INTEREST OF ANGELA STEED, A CHILD
2855 IN THE INTEREST OF HARMONY STEED, A CHILD
2856 IN THE INTEREST OF JOSIE STEED, A CHILD
2857 IN THE INTEREST OF SARAH JESSOP BARLOW, A/K/A SARAH BARLOW, A CHILD
2858 IN THE INTEREST OF ESTHER NIELSEN, A/K/A ESTHER NEILSEN, A CHILD
2859 IN THE INTEREST OF KAYLEE STEED, A CHILD
2860 IN THE INTEREST OF ESTHER NIELSON, A CHILD
2861 IN THE INTEREST OF KENDRA STEED, A CHILD
2862 IN THE INTEREST OF LEANNA STEED, A CHILD
2863 IN THE INTEREST OF CURTIS LYNDSAY, A CHILD
2864 IN THE INTEREST OF DANIEL LYNDSAY, A CHILD
2865 IN THE INTEREST OF WENDELL JESSOP, A CHILD
2866 IN THE INTEREST OF WILLIAM LEROY JESSOP, A/K/A WILLIAM LeROY JESSOP,
A/K/A WILLIAM LEROY JESSUP, A/K/A WILLIAM LeROY JESSUP, A CHILD
2867 IN THE INTEREST OF YVONNE JESSOP, A CHILD
2868 IN THE INTEREST OF ZIANA JESSOP, A CHILD
2869 IN THE INTEREST OF AVALON JOHNSON, A CHILD
2870 IN THE INTEREST OF SERMELIA JOHNSON, A CHILD
2871 IN THE INTEREST OF SUZANNE JOHNSON, A CHILD
2972 IN THE INTEREST OF VILATE JOHNSON, A CHILD
2873 IN THE INTEREST OF JOSHUA #26609395, A CHILD
2874 IN THE INTEREST OF LORETTA (LAST NAME UNKNOWN) #26609432, A CHILD
2875 IN THE INTEREST OF LESLIE STEED, A CHILD
2876 IN THE INTEREST OF LEVI STEED, A CHILD
2877 IN THE INTEREST OF LISA STEED, A CHILD
2878 IN THE INTEREST OF LUCINDA STEED, A CHILD
2879 IN THE INTEREST OF LUKE STEED, A CHILD
2880 IN THE INTEREST OF MARTHA STEED, A CHILD
2881 IN THE INTEREST OF MARY STEED, A CHILD
2882 IN THE INTEREST OF MATY STEED, A CHILD
2883 IN THE INTEREST OF MORMON #26609402, A CHILD
2884 IN THE INTEREST OF MILLENNIA #26609395, A CHILD
2885 IN THE INTEREST OF SYLVIA STEED, A CHILD
2886 IN THE INTEREST OF RULEN STEED, A CHILD
2887 IN THE INTEREST OF SARAH STEED, A CHILD
2888 IN THE INTEREST OF SHEM STEED, A CHILD
2889 IN THE INTEREST OF TROY STEED, A CHILD
2890 IN THE INTEREST OF WOODY (LAST NAME UNKNOWN) #26609405, A CHILD
2891 IN THE INTEREST OF WENDELL #26609406, A CHILD
2892 IN THE INTEREST OF WARREN #26609395, A CHILD
2893 IN THE INTEREST OF UNKNOWN BABY BOY #26609354, A CHILD
2894 IN THE INTEREST OF SUNSHINE #26609383, A CHILD
2895 IN THE INTEREST OF ZANE STEED, A CHILD
2896 IN THE INTEREST OF RACHEL STEED, A CHILD
2897 IN THE INTEREST OF OLIVE STEED, A CHILD
2898 IN THE INTEREST OF NAOMI STEED, A CHILD
2899 IN THE INTEREST OF MONICA STEED, A CHILD
2900 IN THE INTEREST OF MIRANDA STEED, A CHILD
2901 IN THE INTEREST OF HYRUM SMITH JEFFS, A CHILD
2902 IN THE INTEREST OF 330 CHILDREN FROM THE YFZ RANCH
2903 IN THE INTEREST OF 16 CHILDREN FROM THE YFZ RANCH

“Each suit requests (1) Emergency protection of a Child or Children, as the case may be, who are the subject(s) of these suits, (2) appointment as temporary managing conservator of the Child or Children, as the case may be, who are the subject(s) of these suits, and (3) appointment as permanent managing conservator of the Child or Children, as the case may be, who are the subject(s) of these suits.

“The dates and places of birth of the children who are the subject(s) of the suits are set out in the Petitions filed by Petitioner. The children are those children who were removed by Petitioner from the YFZ Ranch, Eldorado, Schleicher County, Texas, between April 4, 2008, and 12:00 midnight on April 7, 2008.

“The Court has authority in this suit to render any order, judgment or decree in the children’s interest that will be binding on you, including the termination of the parent-child relationship, a determination of maternity for each child, a determination of paternity for each child, and appointment of a conservator with authority to consent to each child’s adoption.”

“ISSUED and given under my hand and seal of the Court at Eldorado , Schleicher County, Texas, this the 12th day of May, 2008.

Peggy Williams
Clerk of the 51st Judicial District Court
Of Schleicher County, Texas.


CLERK OF THE COURT:
District Clerk
Schleicher County Courthouses
2 North Divide Street
Eldorado, Texas 76936

ATTORNEYS FOR PETITIONER,
TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY &PROTECTIVE SERVICES:
Daniel Edwards
Gary Banks
622 South Oakes, Suite “L”
San Angelo, Texas 76903

CITATION BY PUBLICATION/POSTING

TO THE FOLLOWING PERSONS, WHO HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED TO THE PETITIONER AS ALLEGED PARENTS OF ONE OR MORE OF THE CHILDREN REMOVED FROM THE YFZ RANCH, ELDORADO, SCHLEICHER COUNTY, TEXAS, BETWEEN APRIL 4, 2008, AND MIDNIGHT ON APRIL 7, 2008, RESPONDENT(S):

Name of Alleged Parent & Date of Birth
Allred, Becky November 2, 1987
Allred, Carol Ann Unknown
Allred, Mary December 21, 1976
Allred, Merilyn September 22, 1974
Allred, Richard Unknown
Allread, Mary Unknown
Allread, Helen Unknown
Barlow, Adeline Unknown
Barlow, Amy August 28, 1978
Barlow, Areta Unknown
Barlow, Areta Kathleen Unknown
Barlow, Connie Richelle Unknown
Barlow, D.R. Unknown
Barlow, Dale November 6, 1957
Barlow, Dan Unknown
Barlow, Dianabell Unknown
Barlow, Donald Robert July 28, 1956
Barlow, Dora Mae May 1, 1964
Barlow, Faye Unknown
Barlow, Kayetta Unknown
Barlow, Martha Joy Unknown
Barlow, Nephi May 14, 1983
Barlow, Pauline February 11, 1972
Barlow, Richard Unknown
Barlow, Richard Jessop November 1, 1967
Barlow, Rosanna August 9, 1981
Barlow, Sarah Unknown
Barlow, Susan Unknown
Bradshaw, Louisa Unknown
Cox, Evelyn Unknown
Darger, Joy Unknown
Dockstader, James Unknown
Dockstader, Nancy Unknown
Draper, Sarah Unknown
Dutson, Keith Unknown
Dutson, Keith Jr. December 4, 1984
Dutson, Janice November 4, 1985
Dutson, Martha Emack Unknown
Dutson, Natalie Jessop September 26, 1989
Dutson, Rebecca August 9, 1990
Emak, Michael George Unknown
Harker, Lenora October 15, 1972
Harker, Phyllis Jessop Unknown
Harker, Sterling John Unknown
Hill, Sarah Unknown
Holm, Mary Ann Unknown
Jeffs, Abe Unknown
Jeffs, Abram Unknown
Jeffs, Annette Unknown
Jeffs, Dan Unknown
Jeffs, David Unknown
Jeffs, Ilene Unknown
Jeffs, Janet April 6, 1957
Jeffs, Leroy Unknown
Jeffs, Lyle Steed January 17, 1960
Jeffs, Madeline July 1, 1953
Jeffs, Madilin Unknown
Jeffs, Marylin Unknown
Jeffs, Merilyn Unknown
Jeffs, Nora January 18, 1968 (possible)
Jeffs, Rachel October 15, 1970
Jeffs, Ruth Edna November 12, 1973
Jeffs, Sally Unknown
Jeffs, Sandra Unknown
Jeffs, Sue Unknown
Jessop, Alice Unknown
Jessop, Barbara Unknown
Jessop, Barbara Joyce Unknown
Jessop, Brenda Unknown
Jessop, Carlene January 10, 1981
Jessop, Cathleen Unknown
Jessop, Don Unknown
Jessop, Edson Unknown
Jessop, Elizabeth Unknown
Jessop, Fredrick Unknown
Jessop, Jennetta, Unknown
a/k/a Jennetta Barlow
Jessop, Jim Unknown
Jessop, Joseph, Unknown
a/k/a Joseph Jessop, Jr.,
a/k/a Joseph Johnson
Jessop, Joseph Sr. Unknown
Jessop, Josephine, Unknown
a/k/a Josephine Anne Jessop
Jessop, Joy Unknown
Jessop, Leroy Unknown
Jessop, Lori Unknown
Jessop, Lydia November 25, 1985
Jessop, Marie Unknown
Jessup, Merril Unknown
Jessop, Mindy August 7, 1987
Jessop, Monica Sue Unknown
Jessop, Nathan Unknown
Jessop, Naomi Ruth Unknown
Jessop, Neola Unknown
Jessop, Paula Unknown
Jessop, Richard Unknown
Jessop, Sarah January 19, 1976
Jessop, Sarah January 13, 1992
Jessop, Sarah Cathleen March 27, 1990
Jessop, Sharon Jeffs March 1, 1978
Jessop, William Sunderland June 10, 1979
Jessops, Mary Unknown
Jessops, Pamela December 9, 1989
Johnson, Amy Unknown
Johnson, Charlotte Unknown
Johnson, Faith Ann April 26, 1985
Johnson, Frank Unknown
Johnson, Frank Tillon Unknown
Johnson, Jacob February 9, 1978
Johnson, Jacob Unknown
Johnson, Joseph Unknown
Johnson, Karen August 16 ,1973
Johnson, Lamar Unknown
Johnson, Lydia Unknown
Johnson, Nancy September 2, 1962
a/k/a Nancy Barlow Unknown
Johnson, Patricia Unknown
Johnson, Roleen December 6, 1987
Johnson, Russell January 7, 1972
Johnson, Sarah Elizabeth Unknown
Johnson, Sylvia Elizabeth Unknown
Keate, Allan May 12, 1952 (possible)
Keate, Linda August 4, 1982
Keate, Lorene Unknown
Keate, Marilyn January 7, 1990
Keate, Olrene Julia (approx. 22 years old)
Keate, Rachel July 25, 1989
Keate, Ruland Unknown
Lindsey, Fred Jr. October 9, 1982
Lyndsay, Fred Unknown
Lyndsay, Gladys Unknown
Musser, Amos Nielson Unknown
Musser, Linda Jeffs Unknown
Musser, Marie Unknown
Nielsen, Janet Jeffs Unknown
Nielsen, Lucille April 23, 1983
Nielsen, Vickie Unknown
Nielsen, Wendall Unknown
Nielsen, Wendell Unknown
Nielson, Janet Jeffs Unknown
Nielson, Wendell Unknown
Roback, Ron Unknown
Roundy, Lorraine June 28,1978
Steed, David Unknown
Steed, Fawn Unknown
Steed, Isaac Unknown
Steed, Joann Unknown
Steed, Joseph Unknown
Steed, Joseph Jessop Unknown
Steed, Kathleen Unknown
Steed, Kathleen April 30, 1968 (possible)
Steed, Kathleen Jessop Unknown
Steed, Lanora Unknown
Steed, Lenora Unknown
Steed, Leona Unknown
Steed, Leonna Unknown
Steed, Leroy Unknown
Steed, Leroy July 20, 1966
Steed, Leroy Johnson Unknown
Steed, Lori Unknown
Steed, Louanna Jessop Unknown
Steed, Louise Unknown
Steed, Mane Holm Unknown
Steed, Marie Unknown
Steed, Marie , Unknown
a/k/a Mane Holm Steed
Steed, Marilyn Unknown
Steed, Mindy Unknown
Steed, Rebecca Unknown
Steed, Sara Unknown
Steed, Tina July 30, 1987
Steed, Viola October 23, 1985
Steed, Vye Unknown
Wall, Lloyd Unknown
Williams, Margaret February 26, 1986
Young, Zavanda Unknown
Young, Zavanda November 7, 1964
Zitting, Zion Unknown
Zitting, Priscilla February 14, 1988

“STATE OF TEXAS

NOTICE TO RESPONDENT(S):

“You have been sued. You may employ an attorney. If you or your attorney do not file a written answer with the clerk who issued this citation by 10:00 a.m. on the Monday next following the expiration of twenty (20) days after you were served this citation and petition, a default judgment may be taken against you.

“YOU ARE HEREBY COMMANDED to appear and answer before the Honorable 51st Judicial District Court, Eldorado, Schleicher County, Texas, at the Courthouse in Eldorado, Schleicher County, Texas, at or before 10:00 a.m. on the Monday next after the expiration of twenty (20) days from the date of service of this citation, then and there to answer the First Amended Petitions of the TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY AND PROTECTIVE SERVICES, Petitioner, filed in said Court.

“The petitions of the TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY AND PROTECTIVE SERVICES, Petitioner, were filed in the 51st Judicial District Court of Schleicher County, Texas, on May 6, 2008, May 7, 2008 and May 12, 2008, against the various Respondents named above, as well as others not specifically named herein. The suits are numbered 2779 through 2903, and are entitled as follows:

779 IN THE INTEREST OF BABY GIRL JESSOP #26600675, A CHILD
2780 IN THE INTEREST OF VILATE NIELSEN, A CHILD
2781 IN THE INTEREST OF ESTER NIELSON, A CHILD
2782 IN THE INTEREST OF MARILYN ROBACK, A CHILD
2783 IN THE INTEREST OF SUSIE ANN JEFFS, A CHILD
2784 IN THE INTEREST OF SHANALYN JEFFS, A CHILD
2785 IN THE INTEREST OF SETH JEFFS, A CHILD
2786 IN THE INTEREST OF JOSIAH BARLOW JEFFS, A CHILD
2787 IN THE INTEREST OF STEED JEFFS, A CHILD
2788 IN THE INTEREST OF LEAH JESSOP JEFFS, A CHILD
2789 IN THE INTEREST OF MARILEE JEFFS, A CHILD
2790 IN THE INTEREST OF KAYLEE JEFFS, A CHILD
2791 IN THE INTEREST OF RICHARD JEFFS, A CHILD
2792 IN THE INTEREST OF JOSEPH SMITH JEFFS, A CHILD
2793 IN THE INTEREST OF JAMES RULON JEFFS, A CHILD
2794 IN THE INTEREST OF HANNAH JEFFS, A CHILD
2795 IN THE INTEREST OF ALLEN JEFFS, A CHILD
2796 IN THE INTEREST OF SAMANTHA EMAK, A CHILD
2797 IN THE INTEREST OF ETZEL #26609430, A CHILD
2798 IN THE INTEREST OF FREDDIE #26609430, A CHILD
2799 IN THE INTEREST OF ABRAHAM #26609359, A CHILD
2800 IN THE INTEREST OF AMBER #26609387, A CHILD
2801 IN THE INTEREST OF ANN #26609432, A CHILD
2802 IN THE INTEREST OF DANIELLE BARLOW, A CHILD
2803 IN THE INTEREST OF EZRA BARLOW, A CHILD
2804 IN THE INTEREST OF RENON BARLOW, A CHILD
2805 IN THE INTEREST OF STEVEN BARLOW, A CHILD
2806 IN THE INTEREST OF BEN #26690422, A CHILD
2807 IN THE INTEREST OF BRENDA #26690422, A CHILD
2808 IN THE INTEREST OF ABRAM BARLOW, A CHILD
2809 IN THE INTEREST OF AMON BARLOW, A CHILD
2810 IN THE INTEREST OF AUTUMN BARLOW, A CHILD
2811 IN THE INTEREST OF IDA #26609422, A CHILD
2812 IN THE INTEREST OF NAOMI (LAST NAME UNKNOWN) #26609432,
A CHILD
2813 IN THE INTEREST OF NAOMI #26609436, A CHILD
2814 IN THE INTEREST OF NETTIE #26609402, A CHILD
2815 IN THE INTEREST OF JAMES #26609371, A CHILD
2816 IN THE INTEREST OF ABRAHAM LEROY JESSUP, A/K/A ABRAHAM
LeROY JESSOP, A/K/A ABRAHAM LEROY JESSUP, A/K/A ABRAHAM
LeROY JESSUP, A CHILD
2817 IN THE INTEREST OF ANDREW JESSOP, A CHILD
2818 IN THE INTEREST OF BENJAMIN JESSOP, A CHILD
2819 IN THE INTEREST OF BETHANY JESSOP, A CHILD
2820 IN THE INTEREST OF CHARITY JESSOP, A CHILD
2821 IN THE INTEREST OF DAVID LEROY JESSOP, A/K/A DAVID LeROY
JESSOP, A/K/A DAVID LEROY JESSUP, A/K/A DAVID LeROY JESSOP, A CHILD
2822 IN THE INTEREST OF JAMES JESSOP, A CHILD
2823 IN THE INTEREST OF ALLEN DUTSON, A CHILD
2824 IN THE INTEREST OF MORONI DUTSON, A CHILD
2825 IN THE INTEREST OF NANCY DUTSON, A CHILD
2826 IN THE INTEREST OF REBECCA DUTSON, A CHILD
2827 IN THE INTEREST OF SHAUNA DUTSON, A CHILD
2828 IN THE INTEREST OF BRIGHAM EMACK, A CHILD
2829 IN THE INTEREST OF WADE LYNDSAY, A CHILD
2830 IN THE INTEREST OF ROULENE DUTSON, A CHILD
2831 IN THE INTEREST OF MALE CHILD (NAME UNKNOWN), A CHILD
2832 IN THE INTEREST OF ZAYNE LYNDSAY, A CHILD
2833 IN THE INTEREST OF MARYANN (LAST NAME UNKNOWN) #26609422, A CHILD
2834 IN THE INTEREST OF MARYANN (LAST NAME UNKNOWN) #26609432, A CHILD2835 IN THE INTEREST OF MATY (LAST NAME UNKNOWN), A CHILD
2836 IN THE INTEREST OF NAOMI ROBACK, A CHILD
2837 IN THE INTEREST OF RULON ROBACK, A CHILD
2838 IN THE INTEREST OF RULEN #26609402, A CHILD
2839 IN THE INTEREST OF RULON #26609387 (LAST NAME UKNOWN) A CHILD
2840 IN THE INTEREST OF RULON #26609395, A CHILD
2841 IN THE INTEREST OF RULON #26609432 (LAST NAME UNKNOWN) A CHILD
2842 IN THE INTEREST OF RULON #26609435, A CHILD
2843 IN THE INTEREST OF JOESON JESSOP, A CHILD
2844 IN THE INTEREST OF JOSEPH JESSOP, A CHILD
2845 IN THE INTEREST OF LEROY SUNDERLAND JESSOP, A/K/A LeROY SUNDERLAND JESSOP, A/K/A LEROY SUNDERLAND JESSUP, A/K/A LeROY SUNDERLAND JESSUP, A CHILD
2846 IN THE INTEREST OF LYLE LEROY JESSOP, A/K/A LYLE LeROY JESSOP, A/K/A LYLE LEROY JESSUP, A/K/A LYLE LeROY JESSUP, A CHILD
2847 IN THE INTEREST OF MARIA JESSOP, A/K/A MARIA JESSUP, A CHILD
2848 IN THE INTEREST OF MELANIE JESSOP, A/K/A MELANIE JESSUP, A CHILD
2849 IN THE INTEREST OF MELISSA JESSOP, A CHILD
2850 IN THE INTEREST OF REBECCA JESSOP, A CHILD
2851 IN THE INTEREST OF SARA #26609406, A CHILD
2852 IN THE INTEREST OF SETH (LAST NAME UNKNOWN) #26609403, A CHILD
2853 IN THE INTEREST OF SHAWN #26609430, A CHILD
2854 IN THE INTEREST OF ANGELA STEED, A CHILD
2855 IN THE INTEREST OF HARMONY STEED, A CHILD
2856 IN THE INTEREST OF JOSIE STEED, A CHILD
2857 IN THE INTEREST OF SARAH JESSOP BARLOW, A/K/A SARAH BARLOW, A CHILD
2858 IN THE INTEREST OF ESTHER NIELSEN, A/K/A ESTHER NEILSEN, A CHILD
2859 IN THE INTEREST OF KAYLEE STEED, A CHILD
2860 IN THE INTEREST OF ESTHER NIELSON, A CHILD
2861 IN THE INTEREST OF KENDRA STEED, A CHILD
2862 IN THE INTEREST OF LEANNA STEED, A CHILD
2863 IN THE INTEREST OF CURTIS LYNDSAY, A CHILD
2864 IN THE INTEREST OF DANIEL LYNDSAY, A CHILD
2865 IN THE INTEREST OF WENDELL JESSOP, A CHILD
2866 IN THE INTEREST OF WILLIAM LEROY JESSOP, A/K/A WILLIAM LeROY JESSOP, A/K/A WILLIAM LEROY JESSUP, A/K/A WILLIAM LeROY JESSUP, A CHILD
2867 IN THE INTEREST OF YVONNE JESSOP, A CHILD
2868 IN THE INTEREST OF ZIANA JESSOP, A CHILD
2869 IN THE INTEREST OF AVALON JOHNSON, A CHILD
2870 IN THE INTEREST OF SERMELIA JOHNSON, A CHILD
2871 IN THE INTEREST OF SUZANNE JOHNSON, A CHILD
2972 IN THE INTEREST OF VILATE JOHNSON, A CHILD
2873 IN THE INTEREST OF JOSHUA #26609395, A CHILD
2874 IN THE INTEREST OF LORETTA (LAST NAME UNKNOWN) #26609432, A CHILD
2875 IN THE INTEREST OF LESLIE STEED, A CHILD
2876 IN THE INTEREST OF LEVI STEED, A CHILD
2877 IN THE INTEREST OF LISA STEED, A CHILD
2878 IN THE INTEREST OF LUCINDA STEED, A CHILD
2879 IN THE INTEREST OF LUKE STEED, A CHILD
2880 IN THE INTEREST OF MARTHA STEED, A CHILD
2881 IN THE INTEREST OF MARY STEED, A CHILD
2882 IN THE INTEREST OF MATY STEED, A CHILD
2883 IN THE INTEREST OF MORMON #26609402, A CHILD
2884 IN THE INTEREST OF MILLENNIA #26609395, A CHILD
2885 IN THE INTEREST OF SYLVIA STEED, A CHILD
2886 IN THE INTEREST OF RULEN STEED, A CHILD
2887 IN THE INTEREST OF SARAH STEED, A CHILD
2888 IN THE INTEREST OF SHEM STEED, A CHILD
2889 IN THE INTEREST OF TROY STEED, A CHILD
2890 IN THE INTEREST OF WOODY (LAST NAME UNKNOWN) #26609405, A CHILD
2891 IN THE INTEREST OF WENDELL #26609406, A CHILD
2892 IN THE INTEREST OF WARREN #26609395, A CHILD
2893 IN THE INTEREST OF UNKNOWN BABY BOY #26609354, A CHILD
2894 IN THE INTEREST OF SUNSHINE #26609383, A CHILD
2895 IN THE INTEREST OF ZANE STEED, A CHILD
2896 IN THE INTEREST OF RACHEL STEED, A CHILD
2897 IN THE INTEREST OF OLIVE STEED, A CHILD
2898 IN THE INTEREST OF NAOMI STEED, A CHILD
2899 IN THE INTEREST OF MONICA STEED, A CHILD
2900 IN THE INTEREST OF MIRANDA STEED, A CHILD
2901 IN THE INTEREST OF HYRUM SMITH JEFFS, A CHILD
2902 IN THE INTEREST OF 330 CHILDREN FROM THE YFZ RANCH
2903 IN THE INTEREST OF 16 CHILDREN FROM THE YFZ RANCH

“Each suit requests (1) Emergency protection of a Child or Children, as the case may be, who are the subject(s) of these suits, (2) appointment as temporary managing conservator of the Child or Children, as the case may be, who are the subject(s) of these suits, and (3) appointment as permanent managing conservator of the Child or Children, as the case may be, who are the subject(s) of these suits.

“The dates and places of birth of the children who are the subject(s) of the suits are set out in the Petitions filed by Petitioner. The children are those children who were removed by Petitioner from the YFZ Ranch, Eldorado, Schleicher County, Texas, between April 4, 2008, and 12:00 midnight on April 7, 2008.

“The Court has authority in this suit to render any order, judgment or decree in the children’s interest that will be binding on you, including the termination of the parent-child relationship, a determination of maternity for each child, a determination of paternity for each child, and appointment of a conservator with authority to consent to each child’s adoption.”

“ISSUED and given under my hand and seal of the Court at Eldorado , Schleicher County, Texas, this the 12th day of May, 2008.

Peggy Williams
Clerk of the 51st Judicial District Court
Of Schleicher County, Texas.