By Christina England
A mother from Detroit was jailed this week for trying to protect herself and her daughter from the police and the CPS. Maryanne Godboldo’s problems began when her daughter aged 13 was given mandatory vaccinations. The shots were given to her daughter to enable her to begin public school. Shortly after the vaccines, Ms Godboldo noticed a sudden change in daughters behaviour. Her daughter became easily irritated, suffering severe mood swings with episodes of facial grimacing. Worried about her daughters strange and ‘uncharacteristic behaviour’ she asked the ‘The Children’s Centre’ for help. The centre recommended that her daughter took the controversial anti psychotic drug Risperdal. Instead of improving her daughters behaviour however, the drug made her aggressive and violent.
Unhappy with her daughters treatment, Godboldo decided to ask for a second opinion. She asked the advice of a holistic physician who recommended that she wean her daughter off the drug. Despite her daughters rapid improvement however, immediately she was weaned off the drug, the CPS arrived to remove the child.
Terrified that she was about to lose her child forever, Godboldo barricaded herself and her daughter inside the house. After making sure that her daughter was safe, she picked up a gun and warning the police and the CPS off she fired the gun into the air. A mediator was immediately rushed to the scene and after some persuading the frightened and reluctant mother released the child. This was only after she was promised that her daughter would be given to a relative and not go into care. Ms Godboldo was then arrested and later jailed.
Family members say that despite the promises made to the mother, the girl was taken into protective custody anyway.