Rally For Mother Involved In 12-Hour Police Stand-Off

DETROIT (WWJ) – A rally was held on Saturday morning for the mother who fired a gun prompting a standoff with Detroit Police a week ago. This after Child Protective Services showed up to take her child away.

The Justice for Maryanne Godboldo Action Committee held a rally at Hartford Memorial Baptist Church in Detroit to bring attention to and draw donations needed to assist Godboldo in her upcoming legal battles.

Godboldo was thrust into the limelight after she got into a standoff with police that lasted nearly 12 hours late last week. It began when Godboldo fired a shot at a CPS worker who arrived at her home in an attempt to take her 13-year-old daughter. CPS workers were there to take the girl after reports surfaced that Godboldo refused to give the child needed medication.

Addressing the crowd on the legal fight ahead was Wanda Evans, Godboldo’s attorney.

“We have a mother that has done her research. She’s intelligent, she’s articulate, she’s attentive and she’s telling you what she needs, and she has gotten the back up here. And she’s saying ‘assist me.’ And that’s what we have to do. Not rip her family apart,” Evans said. 

Ron Scott with the Justice Committee said the focus is about parental rights and they have been getting support from all over.

“It’s been unbelievable. People from all over the world have called. It’s everyone from the far right to the far left and everybody in between, who have come together to say, this mother stood her ground to reflect the rights that every parent should have,” Scott said.

Fifty-eight-year-old Godboldo is charged with discharging a weapon in a dwelling, felonious assault, felony firearm, resisting arrest and obstruction of an officer.  

Godboldo was released on bond from Wayne County Jail on Wednesday. 

Her attorney, Allison Folmar, said CPS was over-stepping their boundaries when they showed up at Godboldo’s home to take away her child.

“My client is a mother who was protecting her child, against CPS who is acting, over-reaching and outside the scope of their authority. You cannot superimpose your will to give a child Risperdal, which is a psychotropic medication,” Folmar said.

Evans, Godboldo’s other attorney, could not agree more.

“My main concern is that they [CPS] have imposed their own view on this family as to what kind of medication should be given. And when the parents make a plan to help this child and elect not to give a certain type of medication because of the severe risks. The parent has seen what’s happening to the child because they are there 24-7 and they have the right to do that,” Evans said.

(Copyright 2011 by WWJ Newsradio 950. All Rights Reserved.)

  • rockee andrew

    GodBless Maryanne Goldboldo.. Cps kidnapping children from homes has got to Stop!

    • Drew Baas

      Govabuse.org National protest against corrupt CPS, and the family courts
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    • Drew Baas

      If citizens rise up we can stop the judges, that also sit on CPS, and adoption boards getting kick backs for stealing our children. They are stealing them for title IV-D money, and substantial kickback bounty money on children they want.

  • Judy Converse MPH RD LD

    It’s misleading for this report to say mom fired a shot at a CPS worker, when she actually fired a shot into the air after the CPS worker showed up with armed officers to take her child. As a health care provider with both power and responsibility to call CPS if I feel it’s warranted, I am astonished at the tactics taken by this worker. It is coercive, abusive, and counterproductive.

    • MKL

      I don’t know where you’re getting your information from but she didn’t shoot at CPS or the air. She shot through the door at the POLICE when they entered the house. She was lucky she didn’t hit one of the officers and lucky they didn’t shoot her. Besides, CPS doesn’t just “show up” to take any kids. There would have been steps and other attempts before it got to that point.

      • Drew Baas

        You are sadly misinformed about CPS, as they do what they want.

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  • Akil

    Your kids are not yours, they belong to the state who lets you have them as long as you dont question the SYSTEM

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  • Susie Cassens

    She should be tested for hypoglycemia and would not require psychotropic drugs. A lot of research is coming out now about these things and our kids do not need to be research guinea pigs. What was once started out to help people has turned into all about the money. Time for class action suits against the Drug companies for past offences. And time to focus our research on natural supplements.

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  • wanda moore

    Stand your ground honey! We are forming a group of our own in Burnsville NC against CPS! They DO KIDNAP children for no reason other than they can! the lawyers and judges are right in there with CPS WE as parents have NO rights what so ever! God help us all to band together as parents and take our children back!!!!

  • dawneworswick

    Risperdal is a DANGEROUS DRUG for children causing them to be suicidal and it is not recommended for children under 18!!!! YET they came to take her child because she refused to hurt her child. LEARN PEOPLE!!!! And help us fight back… CPS IS NOTHING BUT A BUNCH OF CHILD ABUSING, MONEY HUNGARY CRIMINALS!!!!!!!!

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