I confess I don’t know the whole story. I wasn’t there to see the children or the conditions involved. What I do know is this:

Social Services does not take removing a child from a home lightly. I rarely see it done, and I’ve NEVER seen it after midnight. It’s always tragic and traumatic for everyone involved.

Calling 911 after the fact with a fake emergency symptoms we cannot treat or rule out in the field, adamantly insisting on going to the hospital where you know think your children were taken, refusing to be registered and causing a scene in the middle of the ED will not get them back.

Maybe you were framed. Maybe the cops have something against you. Maybe Social Services is a heartless bureaucracy full of uncaring screwups. Maybe it’s all part of a Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy. Maybe there was a second gunman on the grassy knoll. I don’t know, and at this hour I don’t really care.

What I do know is that your little performance isn’t helping anything. What’s done is done, and the solution lies in court in the morning not in the ED at 04:00. What your tantrum will do is earn you an escort off the property from the friendly security guards. If you play your cards right, you might even get a nice hospitality suite courtesy of Suburban PD.

Man up, go home, and call your lawyer. You are not helping your cause.