NEW CASTLE, Colo. (AP) -- An armed law enforcement team broke down the door of a family home with a battering ram and took an 11-year-old to a hospital after authorities feared he was not getting proper medical care for what turned out to be a minor head injury. Someone - possibly a neighbor - called paramedics.
Jon's father, Tom Shiflett, 62, told paramedics he didn't want them to treat Jon and asked them to leave. He told them he had served as a medic in Vietnam and he had the skill to treat his son. Following the raid, a doctor recommended Jon be given fluids, Tylenol and ice to treat the bruises, according to a copy of the child's patient aftercare instructions.
"Inappropriate is not nearly strong enough a word. It was gross irresponsibility and stupidity," said Ross Talbott, owner of the Apple Tree Mobile Home Park south of New Castle, who rents to the Shifletts and who witnessed the raid....
Don't you just *LOVE* it when governments like ours become so increasingly huge and invasive that stuff like this happens?
Then again, much of our government's present power has been delegated by generations of citizens seduced into the idea of having more and more of their tasks and repsonsibilities done for them (i.e. educating their kids).
I read somewhere that governments may one day be able to remotely override our home's thermostat if they deem we're using too much fuel and contributing more than our share to global warming. Hope this is just a conspiracy theory.
J Yancey wrote: An occasional, accidental tragedy is the price of freedom. Tyranny, however, is a tragedy done on purpose.
Amen Jon's father, Tom Shiflett, 62, told paramedics he didn't want them to treat Jon and asked them to leave -- An armed law enforcement team broke down the door of a family home with a battering ram and took an 11-year-old to a hospital . Following the raid, a doctor recommended Jon be given fluids, Tylenol and ice to treat the bruises
In all, there was not one shred of evidence found that we had done anything wrong or that Jon had not been properly cared for at home,"
Watch Separation of church and state Nowhere in the constitution
What if it was your boy
Every ACT of terror, takes away freedom and empowers Gov. Was this an act of terror, ask the mother. So who really gains by these acts, the terrorist?
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