Accused rapist Samuel Woods III is in jail charged with four counts of rape. He gets his meals prepared and his clothes washed for him. He gets to talk to his lawyer and family. Mind boggling how a 14 year old rape victim and her baby cannot even receive what a prisoner in Shelby County, AL jail gets! She is locked up in an Alabama Dept of Human Services (DHR) facility that has mold and bugs and when she sent pictures to family and Juda Myers, CHOICES4LIFE, her phone was confiscated. They didn’t want her relaying what the facility looks like or what the staff is doing. She is monitored while speaking to those she is “allowed” to speak with and her attorney is not on the list of “approved persons.” Woods can speak to his attorney!
When she is allowed to see her grandparents they are locked in a room. In the case of fire or other emergency they would be trapped in there. The mother was denied medical help from staff in the facility when her baby was obviously sick with fever, vomiting and diarrhea. The mother begged from Tuesday to Friday always being denied. Friday evening the mother demanded to be taken to the hospital, threatening to call police. The home supervisor gave in. However had the supervisor not given in, the mother would have had NO ability to call for help since they took her phone. That baby would probably have died.
The baby was so serious that the local hospital transported him to Children’s Hospital in Birmingham. Treated for meningitis, there was no confirmation that he even had meningitis. At one point he was struggling to breathe and the family feared he wouldn’t pull through. The doctor finally realized it was a virus and treated him. The baby did recover and he along with his mother were taken back to the same facility where the abuse occurred!
While in the hospital the mother had to fight DHR supervisor trying her best to put the baby on formula. That supervisor continues to force formula to be given to the baby. The Guardian ad litem stopped that from happening. However they continued to force the mom to pump her milk and bottle feed “so they could see how much milk he was getting.” Bottle feeding a nursing baby makes if very difficult for both baby and mother. Once home they are still making her pump milk.
The mother, while her baby was in the hospital, was in great physical pain and wanted to see a doctor. Great place to be right …a children’s hospital. But no! The supervisor refused to let an ER doctor at Children’s Hospital see the mother and drove her to the Shelby Baptist Medical Center where the baby had been taken originally from the mom. This was about a 45 minute one way trip. Separating the baby and mother for hours and returning the mother to the place of trauma where she had her fingers literally pried from her baby laying on her chest. It was the Shelby social worker that did that for DHR.
DHR agent Azhkara Evans backed by three armed police officers entered the hospital room without warrant, without court order and without reason! Officer Edmundson informed everyone that they did not need a court order. “DHR calls us and we do our job.” This is a blatant violation of this family’s rights according to the 4th amendment in our United States Constitution which states:
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
Since then multiple violations have been committed, even against their own Alabama laws. It is as if DHR has no law. Over and over they do whatever they want and answer to no one.
The mother was placed in an ER room and the phone was literally removed from the wall and taken out of the room. The DHR “guard” stood in the room even violating the girl’s privacy as her PRIVATE parts were being examined. Humiliating and traumatizing this girl DHR’s robotic mantra is “we are looking out for the best interest of the mom and baby.” NOTHING DHR has done has been anything near that.
DHR without any court judgments have taken it upon themselves to force circumcision on the newborn baby. Yes that is correct. And for everyone saying “they can’t do that” the reality is they can because they do not follow the law. Judges allow this to happen. Police do nothing and that “task force” set up by the governor is filled with DHR workers along with the head of DHR! Is this kinda like Iran inspecting their nukes?
Along with forcing circumcision the mother is being attacked for being so tired she can’t wake up to feed her baby. They are trying to break her. If she were home with her loving family she would not have to be a full time mother doing all the duties of washing clothes and preparing her own meals. This is a RAPE VICTIM, A CHILD herself. Her accused rapist does not wash his clothes or prepare his meals. This precious young mother should have help but DHR wants to break her, say she isn’t a fit mother and take her child.
Interesting fact: That specific DHR group home housing the mother and baby forces everyone to attend a Church of Christ service on Sundays. Thanks to the young mom’s Guardian ad litem she will no longer be forced to attend a service that is not of her choosing.
This case for Alabama Dept of Human Resources of Shelby County is a bit harder than their usual case. They usually just take the children and people have no money or understanding how to fight. So many lose their children because they don’t know where to turn. From what I’ve seen in the past had this case not gone public the baby would already be placed for adoption.
Alabama DHR is a rogue organization operating like a communist country. They roll their eyes when the law is quoted. When someone called Alabama Dept. of Health about the unsanitary conditions in the group home they were directed to DHR. “DHR inspects their own facilities,” said the person at Alabama Dept. of Health. Once again Iranians come to mind. That’s why the DHR workers do as they please without any fear of prosecution.
Many people were slapped with lawsuits. Intimidation to silence even the media such as Daily Haze and Health Impact News along with Meko Haze and Terri LaPoint was used. Juda Myers along Myers’ non profit organization, CHOICES4LIFE which helps rape victims pregnant after rape or raising their children was sued. While being told to remove all posts about what was happening to this family, not one of them took anything down. In fact they vow to expose the truth at every turn. DHR probably thought that this family having been a victim of theirs in the past wouldn’t put up a fight. But they not only are fighting they have a world of voices with them.
But the urgency right this moment is to stop the forced circumcision of this baby! And getting this mom, her baby and brother safely back home.
Is this an attempt at hiding what is going to be done.
Please contact Governor Bentley. He’s got problems of his own right now but tell him this is a way to be the hero to his constituents. He must do what is right and stop this horrendous attack on the human rights of the most vulnerable. Also contact
FBI Crimes Against Children
Unit Room 11163
935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20535-000
(202) 324-3666 or Birmingham, AL. (205) 326-6166
Alabaster Police Dept should be contacted for acting without a warrant.
If you’ve been treated unlawfully by Alabama DHR please message the FB page Save Braelon’s Family. Do not stop calling officials and sharing about this horrible injustice. The abuse must be brought to an end.