Kidnappings, unfortunately, take place every day and the first thing you do is to call the police to help resolve the situation. But what happens when the kidnapper is a police officer that is sworn to protect and serve? How do you react when a situation like that occurs? Where do you turn to if that is the case?
According to The Free Thought Project:
How then does society view the forceful removal of one’s own children bypolice? According to Raymond Lee Meyers II, police and Child Protective Services in Muskegon, Michigan kidnapped his children and forced him to become homeless.
Meyers said all his problems started in March when he and his girlfriend, Kayla, were having an argument. Police were called to his home, and he claims that although no charges were filed against him, CPS became involved.
CPS opened a case against him after the altercation with police—an interaction that Meyers said resulted in him getting “beaten up.” The agency made repeated attempts to gain entry into his home, but because the two parents worked third shift, Meyers said they did not answer the door.
One social worker claimed Meyers was insane and moved to have the children—a two-year-old and a four-year-old—removed from the home.When CPS arrived to seize the children, the distraught father decided to document the removal by filming it.
The police officer addressed Meyers by saying, “I’m not going to discuss this with you, I’m just going to tell you what’s going to happen.”
The officer then claimed that not only did they not have a court order, but they did not have a warrant to enter his premises. Nevertheless, they moved to enter his property and take away his children.
Meyers told the police they were not welcome on his property, and yet, without a search warrant, they proceeded to enter the home. The officers then informed the children that they were being taken.
It should be noted that the same man CPS said was crazy, comported himself much better than many others who have gone through similar kidnappings. He was relatively calm, albeit angry, and kept his composure through the entire ordeal.
Meyers contacted The Free Thought Project and asked for his story to be shared with the public. He said his children were removed but were eventually returned to the home. However, while they were allowed to stay with his girlfriend, Kayla, Meyers said he was not allowed to return home or to have any interaction with Kayla or the children.
In essence, the state used the police to kidnap a man’s kids and give them to someone else, who was not their biological parent, all because one social worker believed him to be an unfit parent.
Meyers said that while he is not allowed to return to his own home, he is still forced to support his family while he is homeless. After spending around $11,000 during the ordeal, Meyers said he is now out of money.
Despite claims from CPS that questioned his sanity, Meyers said he was evaluated by a psychiatrist and was deemed to be as normal as anyone could be given the circumstances.
We have not been able to verify any of Meyers’ claims, However a video shows police officers, under threat of force, demand a man not enter his own home while they—complete strangers to the children—go into his home, in violation of his Fourth Amendment rights, and take his children. If that’s not kidnapping, what is?
We can often count on police officers to be there and protect us when situations get too extreme, but it was not the case this time. Meyers’ wanted his story to be shared for the world to see the way his family was treated. A quick look at his record shows Meyers was charged in 1998 with “assault with a deadly weapon.” No other details of his criminal record were found. Do you think the officer was completely wrong? Sound off in the comments.