• California Holds Medically Kidnapped Adult Daughter for 14 Years

    Jeffrey and Elsie Golin have been fighting against the State of California and California’s San Andreas Regional Center (SARC) for nearly fifteen years to have their daughter returned to them. SARC is a community-based, private nonprofit corporation that is funded by the State of California to serve people with developmental disabilities and works with Stanford University. The Golins are fighting for their autistic daughter Nancy’s right to be able to return home to live with them, and fighting for the right to advocate for their daughter’s best interests. According to their main attorney, Dave Beauvais, there are two main issues that lie at the heart of this ongoing case. The first is the issue of the Golin’s losing all rights to act in their own daughter Nancy’s best interests and the second is the issue of whether a person who is disabled has the same protection under the U.S. Constitution as a non-disabled person does. The two issues the state brought as grounds for removing Nancy from their care were the fact that she wanders away and the fact that the Golins disagreed with the doctors at Stanford University about which medication was best to prevent Nancy’s seizures.

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  • California Holds Medically Kidnapped Adult Daughter for 14 Years

    An update on Nancy.

    At this moment she is still in SARC custody, at Good Samaritan Hospital in San Jose, a good hospital, fighting for her life, and we are going to be able to see her there tomorrow.

    Her weight has dropped disastrously now, and she is having seizure after seizure and she is on 32 kinds of medication from what I have heard. SARC Directors have contacted me, to be fair, and are seeking to involve us, but only in a limited way. After a week of dickering we are finally going to be able to visit with her at the hospital without being denied medical information from the doctors. A week ago we were "offered" supervised visits at the hospital, without being able to discuss her health situation. We held out for better conditions and SARC relented.

    We still will not be able to get her medical records and they won't let us take photos of any kind of her. They don't want anyone to see her condition or get evidence that she has been abused, and don't want us to take more pictures to show the judge again. They cut off visits for two months in order to keep us from taking more photos or writing any more declarations to the court.

    Remember, this all started 16 years ago now. it is so ironic. Everything they falsely claimed we did, they actually did, and worse. There was never any justification for it in the first place, except they claimed that we did not have her seizures under control. That is impossible anyway, but even after 16 years she still has intractable seizures under their control, with all their vaunted expertise, and yet they still hold on to her and pretend we are dangerous to her.

    Let's look back at who was really dangerous, in retrospect...

    They may have even been covering up her seizures at the home she was in, in order to claim they still were doing a better job. But after 9 different incidents where she fell and broker her arm or showed up at visits with a black eye, scalded her arm, and starved her, they still won't let us move her to a decent home near us in Fresno where we live, let alone let her come home to live with us where she can get the best care and love.

    We went to court with our attorney five times since last October, filing declarations and photos showing her repeated injuries and her dangerous environment, with incident reports, asking the judge to move her away from SARC territory on an emergency basis but even the new judge, Judge Pichon, in Santa Clara County Probate Court, keeps kicking the can down the road to a new status review date, "to see how it goes." Next hearing date is in June. The probate investigator, MariJo Deleon, has given SARC her blessing in her review to continue the conservatorship, parroting SARC's lies. Will she make it that long?

    I have alleged for years that SARC owns that court, from my observations and the situation there is completely corrupt, and I'm not afraid to say it. We cannot get her moved away from there because SARC controls the transfer process, and they are making sure that no other Regional Center has any placement anywhere in the state but in SARC territory. Now that they can claim she is "medically fragile" that limits choices of possible placements but it surely does not eliminate all possible placements anywhere in California.

    The story as bad as it is doesn't even touch on the most egregious parts. For one thing, we discovered during depositions that Nancy was not really wandering for 15 hours all night at all, as we were originally brought to believe. In fact, police records showed that Nancy was picked up around 11-12pm, and held all night without notice to us while we searched. Instead of being gone for 15 hours she actually was held in police custody or somewhere else in secret so they could claim we had "allowed" her to wander all night, to make us look really bad. It was a police set-up. We saw the evidence hiding in plain sight for years and refused to believe that any agency could get away with being so corrupt.

    It makes complete sense. It was all preplanned. It would be impossible for Nancy to be wandering the street for that long without someone reporting it, as they always did. We were unable to find her because the police already had her. It was a calculated conspiracy to get us arrested on trumped up charges in order to kidnap her and keep us in jail while they applied for conservatorship without our opposition, and create enough fabricated evidence for the whole plot to hang together. The cooked up excuses to shut down my business in order to keep us poor while they did this. When we got press coverage, they had us arrested. The police officer that cooked all this up, Det. Kratzer, now works for the local office of the FBI, and got herself a crooked attorney to get her off.

    Instead, someone needed to crack down on this corruption in California, and instead of promoting the people that did this, there should be arrests made of the plotters.

  • California Holds Medically Kidnapped Adult Daughter for 14 Years

    I am ashamed to say I live in CA. No one deserves this kind of treatment from anyone, any agency, any state, any government official, any state official or any doctor. Someone needs to help this family! All of you should be totally ashamed of yourselves. Where the hell are your ethical values and morals as professionals? as people? Absolutely disgusting.

  • California Holds Medically Kidnapped Adult Daughter for 14 Years

    Admin said: > Jeffrey and Elsie Golin have been fighting against the State of California and California’s San Andreas Regional Center (SARC) for nearly fifteen years to have their daughter returned to them. SARC is a community-based, private nonprofit corporation that is funded by the State of California to serve people with developmental disabilities and works with Stanford University. The Golins are fighting for their autistic daughter Nancy’s right to be able to return home to live with them, and fighting for the right to advocate for their daughter’s best interests. > > According to their main attorney, Dave Beauvais, there are two main issues that lie at the heart of this ongoing case. The first is the issue of the Golin’s losing all rights to act in their own daughter Nancy’s best interests and the second is the issue of whether a person who is disabled has the same protection under the U.S. Constitution as a non-disabled person does. > > The two issues the state brought as grounds for removing Nancy from their care were the fact that she wanders away and the fact that the Golins disagreed with the doctors at Stanford University about which medication was best to prevent Nancy’s seizures. My heart went out for you when I read your article. My x placed my autistic son in a group home without my knowledge or consent over 5 years ago., how tri counties accepted him without my permission is still a complete mystery.I have been allowed only a couple of visits since his placement, on one occasion they accused me of being intoxicated and took all my visitation rights away, I finally agreed stupidly to supervised visitation, but as it is not court ordered I do not wish to comply as it could go on forever.so now I am still looking and paying for lawyers non of which have been o f any assistance, I have written numerous letters to the judge and not had any replies.it is so very very hard,
  • California Holds Medically Kidnapped Adult Daughter for 14 Years

    I highly recommend this family go to a website named Mad in America, and do some reading. And write a story about their child's abduction by today's psychiatric industry for that website, it will likely be printed. I, too, pray for justice for this family, and all those who have been abused by today's for profit only US psychiatric industry, due to belief in God, the Holy Spirit, and Jesus, in other words common decency, or because their children have disabilities. And there are a massive number of people, especially American children, as Whitaker pointed out in his book, "Anatomy of an Epidemic" who have dealt with completely iatrogenic harm, via the psychiatric drugs. I'm not certain I personally agree with all required within what is legally required to post on this website, according to all your legal ramifications, but hope my suggestions are helpful.
  • California Holds Medically Kidnapped Adult Daughter for 14 Years

    horrific! just goes to show, once the psych ward gets their hands on you they will not let go...too much profit at stake. I pray for poor Nancy and her family to be freed from the prison at stanford univ (research center) and to regain her health. I pray justice, in the name of Jesus, prevails for the family.