My friend Jim White at Northwest Liberty News has been doing the Lord’s work in exposing the evils of Child Protective Services in Montana and across the nation as of late. Recently, White interviewed Bill Sutley, Director of the Ranch for Kids in Montana. Last month, CPS descended on the ranch and kidnapped 27 kids, children with behavior problems that their parents worked in conjunction with the ranch to correct. Sutley and his organization have been smeared in the media as abusive and unloving, but Sutley wanted to set the record straight and if people only understood the evils of CPS, especially Montana CPS, they would really get a rude awakening to who is abusive, money hungry, criminally complicit in child trafficking and unloving. Even more alarming is that Lincoln County Sheriff Darren Short did nothing to stop it, but aided and abetted it.
The Christ-centered” ranch offers a treatment program for children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and Reactive Attachment Disorder. It primarily provides services to adopted children from Russia, but also cares for children in the US. It also works with the families themselves so that there is a cooperative effort to help the children.
Many local outlets reported on the raid on the ranch.
For instance, The Missoulian reported:
Mingled expressions of gratitude and frustration greeted the news that Montana’s health department had removed all 27 children from the Ranch for Kids in remote Rexford and suspended the private program’s license.
Former staff member Nia Stoken said she felt “a huge sigh of relief that the kids that were there are getting freed from the hell that they’ve experienced.”
Stoken said she worked from fall 2016 to spring 2017 at the program that focused on troubled children from overseas adoptions. On Tuesday, the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, with the help of multiple agencies including law enforcement, removed all the boys and girls, roughly ages 11-17, citing complaints of physical and psychological abuse and neglect. Ranch for Kids executive director Bill Sutley told the Missoulian Wednesday that the Ranch will challenge the health department’s decision to suspend its license following allegations of abuse and neglect.
The agency’s action against Ranch for Kids came 23 days after DPHHS gained oversight of private alternative residential programs in a regulatory overhaul directed by lawmakers after an investigative series by the Missoulian.
“I’m profoundly moved that we’ve been able to get those children who have been through so much out of that place and somewhere where they are safe and where their needs are going to get taken care of,” said Sen. Diane Sands, a Democrat from Missoula who carried the legislation that moved oversight of programs to DPHHS.
Prior to the change, oversight of programs rested in the hands of a Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) board whose majority comprised owners and operators from the residential programs scattered throughout western Montana.
Nothing in that report indicated the outlet contacted Sutley.
However, nearly a month later, the publication did cite Sutley.
Ranch for Kids executive director Bill Sutley has consistently denied the health department’s allegations of abuse and neglect dating back 10 years — including reports of children being “hit, kicked, body-slammed and spit on” by staff.
“That information, a lot of it was unsubstantiated, a lot of repetitive things in there, and there was really no evidence to support the suspension,” Sutley told the Missoulian on Tuesday.
He said a “thorough” response has been drafted. “What we want to present is the other side of the story or some additional information to refute all of the allegations in the affidavit. Their sources of information, I think, are probably going to be in question.”
The previous report did contain a brief comment from a woman who attended the ranch a decade ago claiming she was relieved. However, keep in mind that kids who were brought there had behavior problems. This should also be noted in an interview posted at WHQR with another girl who attended the ranch. She was placed there by her parents, according to WHQR, “hoping it would stop her lying and manipulation.”
Of course, that does bring into question whether or not her words in that interview can actually be trusted.
Other outlets also published the stories of the same ones mentioned above. However, in a piece that did the same thing, The Great Falls Tribune also posted some positive stories:
The story of the two young ladies who once were at the camp vary greatly from two mothers who had daughters at the ranch. On Friday, Clare Higgins of Pennsylvania and Tane Larrabee of Hawaii spoke with the Tribune.
Both said they understood the allegations against the home have to be investigated, but their daughters did not have a negative experience at the ranch.
“I found the staff to be unbelievably loving, patient and caring,” Higgins said. “The folks at the ranch never gave up on her and her behaviors were pretty extreme,” Higgins said, adding these are children require love not as traditional as you would expect.
“She is a completely different child than the child we sent. She is strong, brave, insightful,” she said. “The people there have changed her life and changed our life as well.
“It was life-saving and life-changing,” Higgins said. “It’s probably not the right place for everyone, but it was the right choice for her.”
Larrabee agreed, saying she had never heard any negative reports about the ranch.
The Tribune received an email from one mother to DPHHS about the “miracles” the ranch had done for her son, Sasha.
“We had tried several different residential facilities to help Sasha over the years, and Sasha made the most progress by far at Ranch for Kids under Mr. Sutley’s direction and structured system of increased privileges for good work and behavior,” Kathryn E. Kelly wrote. She said neither she nor her son had ever seen or heard of any allegations of abuse.
“I can’t imagine what prompted this turn of events to withdraw their license and take custody of these kids, but I hope you give Mr. Sutley the benefit of the doubt,” Kelly wrote.
She added her son had tried several programs over the years and had made the most progress with Sutley.
“These kids (and their parents) desperately need the help he and his staff provide these troubled youth,” Kelly wrote.
So far, CPS hasn’t proven one allegation, and they don’t have to do so. That is the ugliness of CPA. They don’t have to deal judicially. They work under the immunity of an “administrative” court system, which is a total violation of Constitutional rights. They have also been exposed as being those who love to remove children from homes because they make big money, even celebrating and promoting social workers who remove children from homes. For more on that, check out the various stories and reports at the Northwest Liberty News YouTube channel by real Americans who have had their children kidnapped by CPS.
Northwest Liberty News provided a platform for Sutley to speak unedited to the people about what went on, what is going on and how the ranch tends to respond.
You’ll be shocked if you are unaware of how the CPS machines works. Furthermore, you’ll be outraged that Lincoln County Sheriff Darren Short did nothing to stop the unsubstantiated kidnapping of the children by the state. While it was said that he probably did intervene to keep the ranch from being SWATted, he did nothing to interpose himself between the owners, staff and children from agents of the state who took the children without a shred of evidence of wrongdoing.
Here’s the interview with Sutley. Judge for yourself who is telling the truth, and be sure that you understand the massive budget, almost one-third, that CPS receives from the taxpayers of Montana.
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