Radical Russ Belville, a former Idahoan, Activist, and friend has deemed us The Idaho 3. So, it fits, us three- Sarah, Josh, and I, are the Idaho The Three. The three that need our families set free. The three that had our families stolen. We are the three that fight our asses off almost every damn day to TRY to get MEDICAL marijuana in this state. We are the three that found another 3, and another 3, and so on, in addition to the other hard working activists not listed. Now we are 3 leaders leading other leaders and activists all around the state... putting 3 Giant Target on our Backs. We do NOT believe that any of our volunteers are in Any sort of danger At All from what is happening with this incident. It is NOT related to Compassionate Idaho.
There was some sort of allegations against my child. (Nothing has been explained to me about my child's situation and they won't let me talk to him/them.) This led to a "Well Child Check" where the BPD intimidated our babysitter/friend and gained access to our home. Upon entering, and seeing that the house was Fine, the kids are Fine, they decided to go to my room. Then they stayed in my house until gaining a warrant to search.
The warrant was executed and they left our home with what is going to be perceived as "bad" by many. Please remember, we are good parents. Our children are 'advanced', so much so that we will be having our 5 year old entering 1st grade curriculum instead of Kindergarten. I don't have a criminal record, and am NOT a criminal. I am a PATIENT. There is a BIG difference. I have a Medical Necessity. Thank God that there is support coming in from all over the place from people that DO understand but I need Idaho to understand and that means a Lot of education. Treating illness isn't easy.
They took Sarah's two boys, Thomas Andrew (11), and Kyle (6) right along with ours, Laustin (10) and Elijah (5). Stole them from our house for being in the same house as Cannabis.
They're are going to be a lot of things said that aren't true. There are going to be things said that are. I am saying this RIGHT NOW, we do NOT Buy. We do NOT sell. We do NOT grow. That is ALL I am saying on that. I will, as always in my blog, decipher the bs from the truth for everyone.
We are the three fighting for ALL of OUR rights and YOURS. You do NOT want this to happen to your family. The crying doesn't stop. The heartache doesn't stop. You look around your house and their toys are there, and their/our dogs are here sad with us, their clothes are here. Fuck, CPS didn't even take their Tooth Brushes.
I had to step away to pack my children's items for... how long? We will be Damn lucky to keep them in Boise, and not have to move our child during the school year, to another city.. Jerome. Those are our families' options. Please pray for us. Updates will come as appropriate as determined by our attorney.
We NEED help with legal bills, all of us, and the support has been humbling, and extremely appreciated. If you can help Sarah, Josh, or myself, please go to https://www.wepay.com/donations/sarah-lindsey-josh-s-compassion-fund
Substance abuse, or the addiction of the parent-caretaker or adult living
in the home to alcohol or drugs, does not in and of itself constitute evidence
of abuse or neglect of the child. Parents use drugs (including, but
not limited to, legally or illegally obtained controlled drugs such as medically
prescribed marijuana, methadone, pain-killers and anti-depressants)
and/or alcohol to varying degrees and many remain able to care
for their child without harming the child. A careful evaluation must be
made to determine whether a child is at risk.
Sounds like this Idaho case is pure retaliation and pure knee jerk reaction. I cannot see how it would take Idaho’s CPS thirty days to investigate. By the way, the state workers must search for family members with whom to place the children. If those parents have family in the area, they should insist that CPS place the kids with the family. Oh I could go on and on . . . .
I am so down to help you HOWEVER I CAN, for however long necessary.
What y’all do is AMAZING, and POWERFUL, and IMPORTANT!!!!!!!!
I keep you in my most potent prayers and thoughts. Much Love, ALL.
Wanna organize a press conference for this, say, Monday? I can fly out by then if you need me. —"R"R