Charges Dropped Against Detroit Standoff Mom

DETROIT (WWJ) – Charges have been dismissed against a woman who held Detroit Police at bay in a standoff several months ago.

“Justice has prevailed,” Maryanne Godboldo told reporters on Monday.

The case against her has brought national attention, but 36th District Court Judge Ronald Giles has dismissed all criminal charges against Godboldo.

Godboldo had been charged with discharge of a weapon and three counts of felonious assault, among other charges, stemming from a 12-hour standoff with police in March.

“I was very pleased that Judge Giles ruled in my favor,” said Godboldo. “That means he really sat down and looked at the information.”

Godboldo said police did not produce a warrant when they came to remove her 13-year-old daughter.

She testified that Child Protective Services sent officers to the house for her daughter because she had taken the girl off an anti-psychotic drug that she said was doing more harm than good.

It’s not over. A spokesperson for Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy’s office said they do plan to appeal the court’s decision.

A juvenile court jury found Goldboldo guilty of neglect, and she faces a custody hearing next month.

After the standoff, the teen was placed in a psychiatric hospital. She has since been released and is staying with a relative, where Godboldo is allowed to visit her.

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  1. Bob says:

    Wow!

    Quote: It’s not over. A spokesperson for Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy’s office said they do plan to appeal the court’s decision.

    Sure sounds like a threat to me. Sounds like the Prosecutors office is personally out to GET this woman. I sure hope she wins again and sues them.

    1. billbotex says:

      I hope they bust her chops for assault – how did I know that she was a liberal Democrat before I even came here to read the post?

      1. wrol says:

        you’re a freakin dumb a s s.

  2. Robocop says:

    I think everyone has overlooked the fact that she pulled out a gun on the cops! Regardless of what she thought was the right thing to do by her daughter, the very WRONG thing to do was Present a weapon ( gun ) to law enforcement….. Stupid stupid!

    1. Jaime says:

      Police DID NOT have a warrant. American citizens have a duty to protect themselves and their family from illegal aggression. It is clear that this woman is being targeted. I’m sure those who hid Jews and fought against the gestapo forces of Hitler were wrong in your eyes, but just because someone has a badge doesn’t mean they pure in their intentions.

      1. Sasha says:

        I like how you phrase that – they don’t have a RIGHT to protect themselves from state violence; rather they have a very important RESPONSIBILITY to do so.

        The mentality that “we must always show reverence to the police and never challenge them, only in the approved courts” is the mentality of a peon in a fascist country.

        If someone comes to my house to take my daughter away, I’m sure as hell not waiting for the court hearing in six weeks.

      2. wrol says:

        Lock and load America; you’re alive in the 4th Reich, and its time to join the Inglorious Basterds and “kill us some Nazi’s!”

    2. Scheemadruci says:

      you make it Sound like police are infallible. I don’t care who you are, you come to take My kid unjustly you can get it! This all Started because of the State trying to come in between A parent and their child. she did the right thing!

    3. JERIMIAH JOHNSON says:

      Robocop….THEY DIDN’T HAVE A WARRANT. THEY, T HE COPS, WERE IN VIOLATION OF THE LAW. SHE HAD A RIGHT TO PROTECT HERSELF, HER CHILDREN AND HER PROPERTY! WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU???? YOU ARE A COP YOU ARE NOT GOD. YOU DO NOT HAVE A RIGHT TO BREAK THE LAW SIMPLY BECAUSE YOU HAVE A BLACK OUTFIT AND BADGE. MY GOD MAN!!! THAT’S THE PROBLEM NOW A DAYS… COPS THINK THEY ARE ABOVE THE LAW! THANK GOD THERE ARE JUDGES WHO KNOW BETTER AND ARE WILLING TO DO WHAT IS RIGHT WHEN COPS GO WRONG. GOD BLESS THAT JUDGE. SERIOUSLY. SHAME ON YOU ROBO COP AND SHAME ON THE OTHER’S LIKE YOU. SHE HAD A RIGHT… THE COPS DID NOT! YOU ARE IGNORANT OF THE VERY LAWS YOU ARE SUPPOSE TO HAVE STUDIED IN SCHOOL. YOU NEED TO BE RE-TRAINED AND SO DO THE OTHERS WHO HAVE THE SAME MISGUIDED THOUGHT PROCESS AS YOU HAVE. THAT’S WHY WE HAVE A SECOND AMMENDMENT…. BROTHER!

    4. Matt Chappel says:

      Um… The entire purpose of the 2nd Amendment is to enable Americans to protect themselves from UNLAWFUL entry. It doesn’t matter if you’re a cop or not… If you trespass illegally, expect a gun in your face. Period. To be blunt…. Cops are the MAIN threat to our freedoms.

      1. Tim Jones says:

        So right on matt, cops are stupid beasts that will do what they are TOLD rather then uphold the rule of law they bend it to their own benefit, and wonder y the people hate them….
        http://vodpod.com/watch/2093527-the-largest-street-gang-in-america
        take a few min and watch this video cops are the POS of the world….

    5. MIKE says:

      Hey ROBOTURD, YOU ARE KIDDING, RIGHT?

      1. Mike says:

        My understanding was that the Child protection agency requested that the girl be placed under the CPA, until all the information was provided to them about what the medication (ANTI_PSYCHOTIC) drugs she was taking were essential to her well being, and others around her were not in any danger. As for the cops going to her house without a proper warrant to take the child the cops were obviously in the wrong. Still it does not give the mother the right to fire a gun at them, she is very lucky that she wasn’t killed if the cops thought their lives were in danger.

    6. Jeffery Humphrey says:

      How’s that? They were acting in the same manner as a common burglar by not having a warrant for search, seizure, or arrest. Thats the whole point behind the 4th Amendment and if our state officials or federal officials act in the same manner as the British did we have the right and capacity to treat them the same way we treated the Red Coats. And that is what the judge proved.

    7. bob b says:

      to bad she missed. bravo, she stood up to the real law breakers.

    8. Tim Jones says:

      Cops are the peoples worst enemy.. there was NO warrent… stupid cops need to educate themselves on the constitution and bill of rights, which these fools swear a oath to. Amerika has turned into a nanny police state…maybe you should read the book 1984.

    9. Peggy Rose says:

      Legally and constitutionally she had every right to protect her child. Its idiots like you that think everyone should bend over and take it when law enforcement show up. You are what is wrong with this country. Go back to school and learn about your God given rights.

    10. Thorin says:

      Obviously your a nazi cop and it is the responsibility of the police to do the right thing and obviously they didn’t, this woman had every right constitutionally speaking to protect her home and children from oppressive government agencies including the police. Do us all a favor and go commit suicide because this country and society in general do not need YOU!!!!!!!!!!!

    11. Walter Eckland says:

      Wrong. Everyone has the right to defend his/her own house and property. PERIOD. Cops, criminals,(sometimes same) anyone who tries to enter your home without warrants/just cause or with the intent of harming you or your family, can be met with deadly force. You need to read up on your history. It’s called The Constitution.

    12. ND52' says:

      Come over to my house and try to take away my kids and see what happens.

      Warrant or no warrant—-doesn’t matter If enough people had guts like this brave woman, then the cops would rethink their priorities in a hurry!

    13. No Police State says:

      Seems the Judge doesn’t buy your argument. It’s your ilk that think Nazi Jackboots never do any wrong. In your world, if you wear a badge you are exempt from responsibility because the state has sanctioned your thuggery.
      Your screen name proves my point. A Robot Cop that never uses their own common sense, it’s always the “I was just following orders” excuse”, right?

    14. TRUTH says:

      MAN SHUT UP THIS WAS A PARENT PROTECTING HER CHILD THE LAW IS THE LAW COME TO SOME ONES HOME PRODUCE A WARRANT THE COPS WERE EOGUE VIGILANTES YOU IDIOTS ALWAYS FOLD FOR PROPAGANDA YOU PROBLY SITTNG THERE RIGHT NOW WITH GLAZE ON YOU BADGE

  3. chris bryant says:

    CPS ILLEGALLY MADE MY WIFE GIVE UP HER 2 CHILDREN, AND WE WANT OUR STORY HEARD!

  4. TessaC says:

    This is EXCELLENT news. Bless you, Maryanne Godboldo! An admirable thing you have done for US all.

  5. skip says:

    perhaps if more people in the past acted as she did, we would not be living in a police state. perhaps some of you today will live long enough to suffer the consequences of your weakness to stand up to authority when it is being abused. perhaps there are still enough people with strength and courage left in this country to take away from the abusers, and bring it back on track.

    1. Tim Jones says:

      I so agree… but Amerika is gone… long live war based on lies…..

    2. TRUTH says:

      I LOVE YOU SKIP I WANNA BE AROUND YOU WHEN THE ISH HITS THE FAN TRU PATRIOT

  6. Tim Jones says:

    http://vodpod.com/watch/2093527-the-largest-street-gang-in-america

    after watching this cops need to understadn why people hate them….
    PIGS is such a fitting name..

    1. JediPatriot says:

      Very disturbing video, Tim. But thank you for putting out there for others to watch.
      Peace

  7. Peggy Rose says:

    You go girl! Fight these corrupt CPS till your dying breath!

  8. JediPatriot says:

    I’m really impresses with all of the comments here. On a main stream media outlet, even. Most of you should be proud of yourselves for sticking up for this woman’s rights.
    There is a war on. It’s a war behind the scenes and they are slowly taking our rights away. While we sleep and eat, and watch television, our rights are disappearing.
    Peace

  9. Brad says:

    Please understand Police are gang members and are dangerous, they are crimminals. Anyone who would take a job or choose that profession is sick and has a crimminal mentality, what kind of person would take a job as a police officer?? Knowing how corrupt the laws and judicial system are, just like the kid on the block has a chocie not to join the gang with the other ganster crimminals. This is what was going on in Germany when the SS came door to door asking for papers , to search your house , give you your food ration card. The Dutch were the ones with the most guts, the said no and stood up for themselves and the Jews and risked their lives to hide them. Hitler then said the Jews were bad and a lot believed that propaganda to justify rounding them up and MURDERING them after torture. History is repeating. Has anyone ever asked what kind of monster would have chosen to be in the military then and police and follow those orders? They were sick monsters thats why they could do it and carry it out. Normal, God fearing people could never follow those orders, they would have died first. Same thing is going on here, who would be in law enforcement now and carry out the will of the revenue monster and upholding corrupt laws from corrupt prosecuters, judges and law makers. CPS is nothing but a bunch of pedophiles and dumbed down flouridated, vaccinated brain dead zombies that work for the agency. They are sick and perverted themselves and they make tons of money off destroying families and absuing children.. This is what Satan wants though, this will all be coming to end soon when Christ returns.

    Look around, every article you see now is with cops being filmed murdering people in the streets execuition style, haveing sex on the hoods of their cars, stealing drugs from the very ones they are putting in jail…HUH these are the people that are uphoading LAW? They are consumed with vanity, ego and conceit , thats why they take these jobs, it feeds their sin. I might add to they love and thrive on violence its an addiction.

  10. cain says:

    F the POLICE!!

  11. Robert Jeffers says:

    The Police get their authority from “We the People” they are sworn to serve and protect US!

    When did all that change? When they got boat loads of money from the Federal Government. Yes the Federal Government that has been taken over in the BANKING COUP of the last 100 years.

    The BANKING COUP is approaching the ENDGAME; where the middle class loses everything and because they do they demand A CHANGE / REVERSION of the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT from the FASCIST back to the REPUBLIC form.

    The Police have been bought off by our FEDERAL TAX MONIES and all the new TOYS it buys. They have been brain washed into believing POLICE GET THEIR AUTHORITY FROM THE FASCIST GOVERNMENT OF THE BANKERS. Where and when have we SEEN THIS BEFORE? DOES ANYONE OUT THERE REMEMBER NAZI GERMANY? America is becoming NAZI AMERICA.

    THIS MUST BE OVER TURNED AND THE PROSECUTOR NEEDS TO BE PUT ON TRIAL.

    The Police think they are on the WINNING SIDE with the co-opted Federal Government and the Evil Federal Reserve / Foreign Banking Syndicate BUT THE FACT IS IF THEY WAR AGAINST THE AMERICAN PEOPLE LIKE THIS THEY WILL BURN IN THE HELL THAT IS RESERVED FOR TRAITORS AGAINST THE PEOPLE.

    America is a Christian Nation and the Constitution and Bill of Rights were handed down to Americans from the hand of God. Public Servants are exactly that, and all Government in any form is Public Servitude when Government morphs from servants of the people to parasites eating out the substance of the people they are no longer friends of the people they have become the enemies of the people and having lost the public trust need to be removed from office and disarmed.

    If Ghandi and the Indian people could throw out the British from Colonial India we here in America should be able to throw out the British and European Bankers aka the Federal Reserve and their lackey boot lickers in the TRAITORS FEDERAL GOVERNMENT in the same peaceful manner.

    911 is a Fraud that has imprisoned and is destroying FREE AMERICA this 10 ANNIVERSARY SHOULD BE THE THE BEGINNING OF THE END OF THIS FRAUD AND THE GOVERNMENT THAT NEEDS TO PERPETUATE THAT FRAUD!

    911 END THE FED AND THE FRAUD!

    1. Eugene Dailey says:

      Actually, there is not ONE police department in our country whose job is to “protect” us! Seriously, their jobs are to arrest people AFTER they commit a crime and to keep the lower and middle class from going into the wealthier neighborhoods. Look it up. Not ONE police force has job description of protecting “us”. I’m right there with you with most of the rest you wrote.

  12. Blak Fools says:

    A HUMAN would get TIME!!!!!!

  13. Kate says:

    After reading all these comments I would like to make one FOR the police.
    These cops DESERVED to be shot at, Maryanne….. you go girl!
    But just as there are good people and bad people there are also good police
    and bad police. Many are thugs and bullys yes, but there are also a great many
    who want to help others and put their lives on the line every day to protect
    their communities and counrty they love! lets not lump them all in the same bowl
    and hit the silver lever. Judge them individually as you would have yourself.

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