Friday, February 20, 2015

Homeschool Children Seized By Authorities to Remain in State Custody for at Least Another Month

Via LH

Stanley Children

Seven homeschoolers in Arkansas who were seized by the Garland County Sheriff’s Department last month will remain in state custody for at least another month after a hearing over the matter was pushed back until March.

As previously reported, the children of Hal Stanley and his wife Michelle were removed from their Hot Springs home on Jan. 12 following an anonymous complaint.

The situation began in December as a social worker with the Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS) showed up at the Stanley’s door after receiving a complaint that the children were permitted to go outside in the snow barefoot. The Stanleys assured the case worker that everything was fine, and that the children had plenty of shoes, but had a custom of making footprints in the snow for fun.

“We showed her some of the 200 and something pair of shoes and told her—actually the kids told her—how it was their preference to go barefoot and that it was like a tradition to briefly run out in the snow barefoot and take a picture of the footprints,” Michelle Stanley told reporters.


  1. I thought that we had the right to face our accusers???? Anonymous complaint?? Bullshit!!

  2. just another excuse against home schooling your kids.

  3. There may be better states, but I've never had the slightest problem in NC.

  4. One of these days they're gonna meet an armed family, sure of their eternal security and sick and tired of .gov busybodys and it's gonna be katy bar the freakin' door.

  5. No one wants a shooting war, but I am fearful this type of crap will only be resolved with resistance. I mean look what common sense and literally showing them a tradition will get you. I fear for the children as most of the assaults sexual or otherwise always happen under the watchful eye of the CPS. What a bunch of shit,

  6. Kidnapping is legal when it's done by CPS

    Murder is is legal when it's abortion, by a cop, or execution

    Theft and robbery are legal when it's done by IRS, Dept of Revenue, local tax agents and taxes added to purchases.

    All the animals are equal, but some are more equal than others.

  7. Oh I forgot...

    Regulators have the power to shut businesses down for noncompliance of unConstitutional decree.

  8. If there was ever a line in the sand, the moment they tried to seize any of my kids, it would be crossed. Damn the torpedoes.

    If you won't fight for your family, just what will you fight for?

    1. A difficult decision that's for sure since if he did defend his children with arms, he would be dead and his wife would probably never see her children again. Damned if you do and damned if you don.t