The ‘anti-vax’ movement has become (depressingly) quite large in recent times. Vaccination is a good thing, and it has been a major help in humanity getting beyond tough times with regards to illness. It helps to protect the wider populace.
Some people, though, have grown so distrustful of government that they simply deny the reality of vaccinations. They see them as another tool used to control and command lives. Unfortunately, someone taking this decision could not only put the health of their own child at risk – but the risk of a wider community.
As such, the law has started to take action.
That’s why when the police stormed through the door of a property in Arizona, it was with the intent to protect. Sarah Beck and Brooks Bryce had taken their child to see the medical team at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in February.
They were told that their child was suffering from a high fever, with a temperature of around 105-degrees. The parents, though, refused to take their son to the hospital. The reason why they wouldn’t take him? They feared they would be censured due to the fact their child was not vaccinated.
When the medical team found out that the child was never admitted, they got in touch with the Chandler PD. The dropped in to see the family, and the parents would not allow the police officers into the house. The fever had apparently ‘gone down’ so there was no need.
Unsatisfied by the response, the cops came through the door. The three children in the house were then placed into the custody of child services.
An Incredible Discovery
One of the more harrowing side-effects of this story, though, is not the fact the child was not vaccinated. That is bad enough. It was the conditions of the home. Multiple vomit signs were in the bedrooms of the children, and the house was littered with mess, debris and general clutter.
They even found a shotgun in an unlocked storage compartment in the bedroom of the parents.
The children are still in the foster care system at present. However, one person who is defending them is State Rep Kelly Townsend. Townsend remarked in a statement that:
“This mother is nearly 9 months pregnant and her baby will be born soon. I have great concern that DCS will also take this infant over a misdiagnosis by the Dr., who thought the child might have meningitis, when actually he had RSV (respiratory syncytial virus),
“I call on DCS to immediately return the children who are also being traumatized due to this misdiagnosis. The parents were correct, the doctor was wrong.”
It’s an interesting story, and one that we might start seeing more of with parents in the future. It’s easy to see how mistrust of the state can lead to incidents like this, though. It’s depressing, however, that children are often the ones caught in the crossfire due to distrust of government.