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    Are you REALLY pro 2nd Amendment?

    This mother allegedly fired at police because they tried to take her child into custody because she took her off of medication. I don't believe it is in this article but several other articles said the police would not show her the warrant after she repeatedly asked for it (imo it doesn't matter if they had a warrant or not).

    Isn't this the reason for the 2nd amendment more so than hunting or even defense from petty criminals?

    http://www.detnews.com/article/20110...E2%80%99s-meds

    Detroit— A woman charged with using a gun to hold off police when child welfare workers came to take her 13-year-old daughter was released Wednesday.

    "I feel wonderful and I'm very excited to see my daughter," Maryanne Godboldo, 56, said Wednesday afternoon after leaving the Wayne County Jail. "The support of the community has been unbelievable."


    Godboldo had been in custody since surrendering to police Friday morning after a 10-hour standoff at her west-side home in which she is alleged to have fired a shot at officers. Godboldo has said she was protecting the girl from unnecessary medication.

    Bond of $500,000 was set Sunday at her arraignment on charges of assault, resisting and opposing police and using a firearm in the commission of a felony. Her attorneys had called the bond "excessive."

    Godboldo's lawyers say workers from Wayne County Child Protective Services had no authority to take the girl, and they have requested a custody hearing April 6 in Wayne County Juvenile Court. A preliminary examination of the criminal charges against Godboldo will be April 8 in the city's 36th District Court.

    Her resistance of authorities with a warrant from a Wayne Circuit Court judge has drawn nationwide attention from both conservative and liberal causes advocating for the rights of parents, those concerned about the safety of childhood immunizations, the use of psychotropic drugs on juveniles and activists worried about intrusions of government on individuals.

    Many are expected to attend a rally at 9 a.m. Saturday to support Godboldo at Hartford Memorial Baptist Church, 18700 James Couzens Freeway.

    "We are going to have an extremely interesting collection of Americans who believe in the sanctity of family, conservatives and liberals, coming together for this mother," said one of the event's organizers, Ron Scott of the Detroit Coalition Against Police Brutality. Lawyers and family say Godboldo's dispute with authorities is over a medical and mental health treatment plan that had called for psychotropic drugs the mother felt were doing more harm than good.

    Godboldo has said her daughter's physical and mental problems stem from a bad reaction to a cocktail of immunizations the formerly home-schooled teen took so she could be enrolled last year in a regular middle school.

    The medical treatment plan was voluntarily developed between the mother and specialists at The Children's Center, an organization that helps "at-risk children." The court had no prior involvement with the family, defense lawyer Wanda Evans said.

    According to a police report, Godboldo locked the doors of her home when child welfare workers showed up Thursday afternoon with a warrant to take her daughter. The warrant apparently was issued without a hearing by a Wayne Circuit Court judge.

    Police arrived later, and Godboldo also refused to let them in. She is alleged to have fired a .38 caliber revolver at three police officers who broke open her door and entered the home. The report said the single shot hit a wall.

    Police and protective service workers retreated and negotiators, including ministers, civil rights activists and a Wayne Circuit Court judge, helped police negotiate Godboldo's surrender Friday morning.

    At a special bond hearing requested by Godboldo's lawyers before her release Wednesday, 36th District Judge Paula Humphries reduced the $500,000 cash surety bond to a $200,000 personal recognizance bond.

    Humphries said she didn't see Godboldo as a risk to the public.

    Godboldo didn't purposely fire at police, defense attorney Allison Folmer told Humphries. "My client … had to endure the onslaught of police unlawfully taking her child," she said.

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    Not enough concrete info, but it's possible that I would agree with her actions.
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    I am sure glad I wasn't a N.O. resident after Katrina and the ensuing illegal gun grabbing. If I was minding my own business in my home and ANYone came with the purpose of taking my means of self defense away I would have done just as this woman did, except I'm a decent marksman.

    Some people think this is crazy talk but I have ZERO respect for anyone who is willing to trample the rights so many better men have died to protect.

    Don't tread on me and we'll be cool as cucumbers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smith45acp View Post
    I am sure glad I wasn't a N.O. resident after Katrina and the ensuing illegal gun grabbing. If I was minding my own business in my home and ANYone came with the purpose of taking my means of self defense away I would have done just as this woman did, except I'm a decent marksman.

    Some people think this is crazy talk but I have ZERO respect for anyone who is willing to trample the rights so many better men have died to protect.

    Don't tread on me and we'll be cool as cucumbers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smith45acp View Post
    I am sure glad I wasn't a N.O. resident after Katrina and the ensuing illegal gun grabbing. If I was minding my own business in my home and ANYone came with the purpose of taking my means of self defense away I would have done just as this woman did, except I'm a decent marksman.

    Some people think this is crazy talk but I have ZERO respect for anyone who is willing to trample the rights so many better men have died to protect.

    Don't tread on me and we'll be cool as cucumbers.
    And if anything is more important than my RTKABA, my family sure is. This is CRAZY! When it boils down to it, the gov. came to her door with guns, and said you will drug your child or we will take her. After they busted in and she fired, they went full out military. You know the militarized police with automatic weapons and a TANK!
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    i certainly hope she gets off on any and all charges,and that whomever authorized the seizure of the child is charged with all kinds of felonies,and that the mother and daughter are set financially for the rest of both of they're lives.

    Bond of $500,000 was set Sunday at her arraignment on charges of assault, resisting and opposing police and using a firearm in the commission of a felony. Her attorneys had called the bond "excessive."


    since when is opposing the police unlawful?? isnt that exactly why we have the bill of rights??
    Last edited by lil_freak_66; 05-22-2011 at 07:58 PM.
    not a lawyer, dont take anything i say as legal advice.


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