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Mothers And Meth

Meth-Addicted Mothers and Child Abuse

THE ATLANTIC SELECTS
Video by Mary Newman

In the United States, methamphetamine is making a comeback.  Following the legalization of medical marijuana in California, Mexican cartels pivoted to the production of pure liquid meth, which is brought across the border and crystallized in conversion labs.  There is more meth on the streets than ever before, according to William Ruzzamenti, a 30-year Drug Enforcement Administration veteran and the Executive Director of the Central Valley California HIDTA (High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area).  It’s also cheaper than ever—the average cost of an ounce of methamphetamine dropped from nearly $968 in 2013 to around $250 in 2016.

“I think a lot of people associate meth with the 1990s, and this comeback has gone largely unnoticed in the shadow of the heroin and opioid epidemics,” Mary Newman, a journalist at the Investigative Reporting Program at UC Berkeley, told The Atlantic.

Newman’s short documentary, Motherhood and Meth, focuses on the drug’s frequently overlooked and arguably most vulnerable victims: children.  Although no scientific research has been conducted that directly correlates meth addiction to child abuse or neglect, many experts on the subject report a connection that Newman describes as “staggering.”  In her film, Newman interviews Dr. Philip Hyden, a child abuse specialist who has worked across the U.S. for more than 30 years.  Since 2010, Dr. Hyden has served as the medical director at the Valley Children’s Hospital in Fresno, the poorest urban ZIP code in the state.  Fresno experiences a high incidence of child abuse, and Dr. Hyden attributes one cause to the high rate of methamphetamine addiction in the region.  He estimates that meth use is involved in over 70% of the 1,000 abuse cases the clinic sees each year.

“We see children that have been beaten or abused in many scenarios where the perpetrator was on meth at the time,” Dr. Hyden says in the film.  “We see things that are hard to believe that happen to kids.”

This abuse sometimes begins during pregnancy; an estimated 19,000 meth users in the U.S. are pregnant women.  In home environments where meth is manufactured, children almost always test positive for methamphetamine—often at levels as high as addicted users, according to an expert in the film.

To get a firsthand look at the effects of methamphetamine addiction on mothers and their children, Newman’s documentary follows law enforcement officers, professionals at treatment facilities, and mothers affected by meth addiction who admit to having neglected their kids.  Newman met many of these women at Fresno’s weekly free needle exchange.  She interviewed more than twenty women—some of whom agreed to participate, only to disappear once a shoot date was scheduled—before she found the subjects featured in the film.

“Once I built up some essential trust with women willing to share their struggles of addiction, I would ask if meth ever caused them or someone in their life to become violent,” Newman said.  “Everyone responded with an emphatic ‘yes.’”  Newman added that she heard “harrowing” stories about domestic violence, child abuse, and a generational cycle of meth addiction.  Many of the addicts she spoke to were either the child of a meth addict themselves or had experienced abuse early in life.

“The power methamphetamine has on a person’s life was the most surprising part of [reporting] this story,” Newman said.  “I would speak with people struggling with addiction and they would have a certain self-awareness that their decisions were derailing their life, but they would also describe a feeling of complete helplessness.” Newman said that several people—both addicts and experts—described meth as “evil” due to the sheer power over the people that use it.

“These kids are the ultimate victims,” says a police officer in the film.  “They didn’t ask for this.”

Alabama CPS: No Respect For Laws Or Families

Mother and Her Child Subjected To
Inhuman Treatment

Alabama CPS is supposed to care about the welfare of Children.

These people ignored the well-being of this Mother and her new-born Child, and left little doubt that Mother and her Child were seriously traumatized.

It has been well proven and documented that Children subjected to violence and trauma are adversely affected to the point to where chances of normal growth and functions of the brain are altered.

Everyone knows how easily newborns are scared and stressed.

In effect, Alabama CPS have made themselves liable, and most probably for the life of this Dear Child, while illegally stealing this Young Mother’s Child.  THIS WAS KIDNAPPING!!!!

We are going to post one video here, and then I am going to link to Medical Kidnap for the full story.

Alabama CPS (DHR) Steals Baby from Rape Victim

http://medicalkidnap.com/2016/06/16/alabama-child-protective-services-steals-new-born-breast-feeding-baby-from-rape-victim-while-still-at-the-hospital/

 

Vehicle Burning, Who Will Help?

Corpus Christi Officer Pulls Man From
Burning Vehicle

A Corpus Christi police officer helped pull a man to safety after his SUV crashed into a guardrail Monday.

Officer Jon McGinley saw the Chevrolet Suburban speeding on Texas State Highway 358 about 6 p.m.  The SUV took the turn ramp to State Highway 286 and crashed, police said.

McGinley arrived to a burning SUV.  He hit the passenger side window with his baton several times to break it and was able to open the door.

In the video posted to the department’s website, McGinley is heard yelling, “Come on man, get out the car.  Hey, your truck’s on fire.  Get out … Dude, you’re on fire, come on, come on man.  Come this way.”
McGinley and a witness eventually dragged the 29-year-old driver to safety before the SUV was engulfed in flames, police said.

The driver was taken to an area hospital with injuries not believed to be life-threatening.  No charges have been filed against him, police said.

There was no one else in the SUV.

The ramp was closed to traffic for more than an hour until the vehicle was towed.

REMEMBER: Less Than 25% Of Child Abuse Incidents Are Reported

Our Children Are Alone. Even more alone than many of you realized, as you will see in my next post.

Hello?  I’m all alone and scared.  (Quieter) oh please, please don’t let it hurt me again…. (child starting to cry)

ALONE, in a fight for their lives.  Can you hear them?

Hello?!?!?  Please help me…. (quieter, but still crying).  HELLO!!!! (Child scared and crying, almost screams, and the sound of little footsteps) oh no please….

More and more are realizing that the actual numbers of Children that are Sexually Abused are far higher than listed, but so are the number of innocent Children that are murdered every year.

HELLLLOOOO!?!?!?!

How is there only 686,000 incidents of Child Abuse every year, when there are over 3,000,000 calls that are reported.

Do you know that only 2% of the reports of Child Sexual Abuse are unsubstantiated????  Now think about the more than 75% that is never reported, so in reality, there are over 12,000,000 incidents of Child Abuse every year.

This year alone, 10,000,000 Children, ages 13-years-old and up, will contract at least one or more STIs or STDs.

If you are wondering how many of Our Children from birth to 12-years-of-age will contract one or more STIs or STDs, I honestly do not know, I have yet to find these numbers compiled….

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So far, thanks to their actions, 37 pedophiles were arrested, 7 of them already convicted and rest are on police bail/on remand awaiting court dates.  Also 6 of the 7 people were convicted on the evidence obtained by Dark Justice.

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