If there is something that can be disputed, chances are it has a movement against it. So it should be presumed that something as contraversial as CPS/DFS would rally an entire network of advocates, activists, and victims alike. Because of current technology, as well as social media, to get involved in such a movement is fairly easy, to say the least. But is this movement legit or is it just a satiracal joke?
The CPS movement, as a whole, has a rather powerful concept with an equally powerful message. Like a painter crafting on their easle, they blast a powerful message: “stop taking, killing, adopting, and trafficking our children!” From the outside, the movement appears to be an army worthy of any advesary. From the inside, that’s where we begin to see its true form.
As journalists, we often get the “help me” cries. Parents who have lost their children, blindly walking into a maze littered with snakes, waiting to strike their heels. To conduct a story on such cases, however, we have to establish credibility for it. For example, if a parent gave their child “Drano,” obviously, we couldn’t absolve them within the article. For the parents that don’t contact independent media platforms, they reach out to the advocates of Facebook. But are they safe in doing so?
In a perfect world, they would be. However, as recent and old articles demonstrate, that is not always the case. With any movement of potential, there are always preditorial people hoping to make a quick dollar from it; the CPS movement is of no exception. Sadly, this sort of movement seems to attract these predators.
In 2017, we all witnessed the first of these people. A CPS case, which was still open at thus point, had case files blasted all over Facebook by a 501c3 organization. The organization obtained intimate details of the open case, and in a sudden “smear campaign” released these documents for the entire world to see. People, naturally were enraged, at least those with ethics, and began a counter assault. By the end of it, people were accused of “pedophilia,” actively, and offline, stalked, and smeared along with the CPS victim.
But this is one example. Another organization, ran by Connie Reguli, willfully allowed a convicted pedophile into her group. During this time, until his account was was terminated per Facebook policy, he had been collecting information for a book. However, when reading his book, all we found was a confession to his crimes alongside material written by others. Where did the various collected information really go?
Beyond that, we have another woman pushing the sovereign citizen agenda, the very ones that landed Ronnie Davis in prison. She pushes an affadavit, a highly illegal one at that, claiming it will help in any CPS case. While a magical “cure-all” would seem appealing, her claim isn’t without flaw. First, why hasn’t she posted evidence that it works? And why has nobody come out to reinforce that it works?
These are just a few examples of the plagues within the movement. But there are more problems than just scammers and cons; the movement has issues within its actual legitimate groups. Many, if not nearly all, of the groups suffer from “in fighting.” In fighting is a commonly used term to which advocate A deals a blow to advocate B and so on. When a group is dealing with victims, stress is the last thing they need. However, the fighting continues regardless. But it doean’t stop there.
Over the years, we have gotten many CPS coverage requests. For whatever reason a child was taken and the parents need the media. For 99.9% of these claims, they share one commonality. Upon being asked for documentation, primarily sl we have an understanding of the case as CPS sees it, we never actually get those. When asked, the families grow silent all while slamming CPS for removing the child(ren.) It almost seems like they have something to hide. Credibilty is everything within a movement. If the movement lacks credibility, nobody will take it seriously. But, this movement has a few redeeming, and legit people.
For some advocates, merely speaking out isn’t enough. In fact, some cover a variety of subjects. For instance, Randy Davis of team #revitup. Rosemary Dalton of M.A.F.A., and even Geri Pfieffer of America’s Taken Children. These groups, and organizations, are a collective of passionate indivuduals. While they work in different ways, they work together, even if they are unaware of this factor.
Team #revitup, if you are unaware is the “no bulls***” group. With Randy Davis, no relation to Ronnie, the corrupted are exposed in elegant glamour. M.A.F.A. is the group of compassion. Ms. Dalton has devoted many years of her life, even with failing health, to comfort and show love to families in need. America’s Taken targets the children who have been forcibly adopted. With her group, she gives these families the tools to potentially reunite and become a family once more.
Every movement has its flaws, thisone is by far an exception. But, like any movement, you can see the darkness within or you can choose to see through the darkness within. While we do not believe the entire movement is legit, there are glimpses of truth and credibility within the twisted wreckage. That is what we should be promoting.