In Support Of Lisa and Bella Smith

This petiton is in support of returning Bella Smith, to her mother, Lisa Smith.
Bella was removed from her home without probable cause or a warrant. Their were no reports of harm against the mother. Bella was taken by a Knox County Juvenile Case Manager, Stacey Turpin. Ms. Turpin said she had a warrant and did not. She removed the child out of anger. Once the child was removed, she was given to an abusive, violent father, who had been out of Bella's life, by his choice for more than a year. The father has committed several violent acts against the mother and other women, this is all documented in police records. The Juvenile Court has failed to provide the child with a safe environment. She has not had medical attention and no one has attempted to reunite her with her Mother. It sends a negative message to society and battered women, when the State chooses to prosecute women for rightfully protecting their children.
This child has been to Dr. and ER more than 42 in a year and a half, her bruises, marks, and scratches have all been documented and photograped. The child her self has stated several times, her "daddy whipped her butt, with the switch". No one has done anything to protect this child, we ask you, the State of TN, the prosecutor, who seeks to punish Ms. Smith, to look at the facts and the law, to see the fraud that has been committed and correct it. TN has had a long, negative history in The Childrens Services area, we ask that you not allow Bella to become another statistic.

Do not continue with this case, allow Ms. Smith to regain the rightful custody of Bella, and return her home, where she can be safe and loved, and most important, where she wants to be. Little girls belong with their Mothers.

Regards,
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