First They Came for the Polygynists

Whatever you might think about whether or not the government should be able to remove children from abusive family situations, everyone ought to be disturbed by the fact that they can presumptively do so (400x) based on nothing more than a falsified phone call. I feel like a broken record, but it bears repeating: police are not supposed to be used in petty disputes between citizens, whether these are personal or ideological.

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whether or not the government should be able to remove children from abusive family situations

Surely the answer to this question is yes, at least for those non-anarchists here, is it not? The question is whether or not this case rises to that level of abuse and whether proper procedure was followed, not whether genuine abuse warrants government action, I would think.