May 29, 2016
Maryanne Godboldo, a mother from Detroit, never imagined that her decision to wean her young daughter off psychotropic drugs would result in a 10-hour long standoff with police, five days in jail and a six year legal battle with the City and Child Protective Services.
Godboldo’s horrific and painful ordeal began in 2009, after her 11-year-old daughter Ariana suffered an adverse reaction to a vaccine, according to the Citizens Commission on Human Rights.
The girl was born with a defective leg, which required amputation below the knee. Due to her disability, Godboldo homeschooled Ariana, during which time she watched her flourish in a variety of extracurricular activities, including horseback riding, swimming, dancing and piano lessons.
As she grew older, Ariana began to express interest in attending public school. Eventually her mother agreed, but Ariana suffered an adverse reaction after receiving the immunizations required by her school. Several behavioral changes ensued, “radically” changing Ariana’s personality.
Vaccine injury leads to child being drugged with psychotropic drugs
In 2010, Godboldo sought help from Detroit’s New Oakland Center, which provides mental health services to children, teens, adults and families.
They quickly asserted that vaccines were not to blame, and instead prescribed the girl Risperdal, a dangerous anti-psychotic that’s heavily linked to an increased risk of death, heart problems, stroke, Parkinson’s disease, blood disorders, cognitive decline and a host of other side-effects.
Nearly 40 studies around the globe have identified dangerous health effects associated with Risperdal, an antipsychotic drug used to treat bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and children with autism.
Godboldo obtained a parental consent form allowing her to discontinue Ariana’s use of the drug at any time. After observing that her daughter’s condition had worsened while on the drug, she consulted with another physician who carefully helped wean Ariana off the Risperdal.
Nearly 10 months after she first saw a psychiatrist, Ariana was diagnosed with encephalitis, a vaccine-induced condition causing swelling on the brain.
When the New Oakland Center learned that Godboldo had taken her daughter off Risperdal, several therapists and child psychologists reported her to social services, which demanded that the child remain on the drug.
CPS and Detroit police illegally break into mom’s home
When Godboldo refused, social services, accompanied by the Detroit Police, issued an illegal order on March 24, 2011 to enter the family’s home and remove Ariana; a 10 hour standoff with a SWAT team ensued. Godboldo says the police refused to present the “order” they claimed to have, and, as a result, she shut the door and told them to leave.
But they didn’t. Instead, they used a crowbar to break into the home, never presenting a search warrant. Barricaded in the back of her home, Godboldo placed frantic calls to community leaders begging for help.
On March 25, she surrendered her daughter, after police and CPS workers agreed to place Ariana temporarily with a family member, promising she would not be drugged – but that turned out to be a bald-faced lie.