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7 homeschooling dads thrown in jail!
Families fined for refusing to send children to government institutions! by Ron Strom | October 28, 2004
© 2004 WorldNetDaily.com
Seven homeschooling fathers in Germany spent several days in jail for refusing to pay fines that were imposed on them for failing to send their children to government schools.
The fathers, who are part of the Twelve Tribes Community in Klosterzimmern, Germany, were forced to spend between six and 16 days in what the group's website translates as "coercive jail."
According to the group's website, which includes a chronology of its battle with the government, the men initially refused to go to jail. The police then picked them up and brought them to a lock-up in Augsburg, Bavaria, on Oct. 18. The first father was released from custody on Sunday.
"The authorities want to 'bend' the parents' will so they will pay their fines, stop homeschooling their children and instead send them to public schools. The mothers (three have small, nursing children) are supposed to go to jail later," states the group's website.
The site says the men appealed to police not to force their wives to jail at a later time.
Said the released homeschooling dad:
According to Hal Young, president of North Carolinians for Home Education, who has followed the plight of the German families, the media in Germany have given the homeschoolers favorable coverage.
The families are scheduled for a hearing on Nov. 14, which will address further fines they have refused to pay.
As WorldNetDaily reported, some German families have escaped the nation to prevent the state from taking custody of their children.
Ron Strom is a news editor for WorldNetDaily
January 6, 2009
In a move designed to send a message to parents, a Montgomery County, New York, couple were arrested and ticketed for homeschooling their children and failing to register their them with the school district.
“Richard Cressy, 47, and Margie Cressy, 41, both of the town of Glen, never registered their four children or their home-schooling curriculum with the local school district, said the Sheriff’s Office,” reports WRGB, a CBS affiliate in Albany, New York. “The Superintendent of the Fonda-Fultonville Central School District confirmed the four children, ranging in age from 8 to 14, had not been registered with the school district for the last seven years.”
The couple may lose custody of their children. The case has been turned over to the Montgomery County District Attorney and the Child Protective Unit.
On his radio show today, Alex Jones said the arrest and demand that parents turn their offspring over to the state is like a scene out of Planet of the Apes. In the cult classic, apes hunt humans and intern them in a slave gulag. Police and the CPS are acting like apes on the hunt. Jones pointed out that there is no law in New York criminalizing homeschooling and the arrest was predicated on a color of law regulation.
Local and state governments around the country have moved to criminalize homeschooling and force children to attend dangerous public schools. In 2008 in California, an appeals court ruled that parents do not have a constitutional right to home-school their children...
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