Mother Avenges DCF Kidnapping
On July 10th 2015, Jody Herring’s 9-year-old daughter was taken from her by Vermont’s Department of Children and Families. It starts off a common enough story, with few details made public. Whether your particular authoritarian regime calls it DCF, or Child Protective Services, or some other Orwellian misdirection, governments throughout the world run these child trafficking schemes in the name of protecting children. So for one woman to lose one child on some day, is far from unusual.
Vermont, the leftist utopia that burdened America with the likes of Bernie Sanders, may unsurprisingly have it worse than some places though. Ever since the deaths of two children under DCF supervision, there have been changes in DCF policy. “Our goal is not reunification” said DCF Commissioner Dave Yacovone of reuniting children with their parents. The department instead insists it will do whatever is, in their infinite wisdom, in the best interests of the child. Perhaps that has something to do with the recent increase of children in Vermont DCF custody.
That may or may not have been what made Jody Herring so upset by the kidnapping of her daughter by the department, that she decided an assassination was order.
Lara Sobel was one of the DCF agents involved in the kidnapping. At approximately 4:45pm on Friday, Lara Sobel was exiting the DCF office at the Barre City Place, 219 North Main St. As she left the building, she was greeted by two bullet wounds from what Barre City Police Chief Tim Bombardier described as a “fairly high caliber hunting rifle” at “close proximity”. Jody Herring was tackled by witnesses at the scene, and identified as the shooter.
Herring now faces a 1st degree murder charge. Sobel will kidnap no more, because her wounds proved fatal.
Three of Herring’s relatives were also later found dead with gunshot wounds. The victims were identified as Herring’s cousins, Rhonda and Regina Herring, and aunt, Julie Ann Folzorano. Rhonda’s daughter, Tiffany Herring says Jody had warned these victims repeatedly “You guys need to stop calling DCF unless you guys are going to have it coming to you.”
Unfortunately, her warnings were not heeded, and here we find ourselves.
Little is known at this point about Jody Herring or her relationship with her daughter. It may well be, that like many other Vermonters, her family ended up in the death grip of DCF because of drug abuse or any number of other circumstances. Maybe she really was a terrible mother, or maybe she was like so many others who had her daughter torn from her arms by violent sociopaths for no good reason at all.
What is known is that Lara Sobel was a career kidnapper, who made her living receiving stolen funds, to rip children away from their parents for good and bad reasons alike. She did this for more than 14 years. During the course of those 14 years, she obviously encountered countless situations where she was compelled by the nature of her job to do things that were ethically abhorrent.
Her friend, Stacey Murdock had similar feelings that day.
David Grodsky suggests “Prisoners need wardens?” to which Lara responds “I would like to be the warden of a few people that I can think of today.”
Patti Lautner points out the obvious “Good benefits? That’s why I do it….”
It would appear that the benefits of Lara being prison warden over innocent children kidnapped by the State, were finally outweighed by the risks as her victim’s bullets tore through her vital organs. Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin ordered that Department for Children and Families workers will only make emergency calls accompanied by law enforcement over the weekend. A move eerily similar to when police stopped prosecuting petty offenses in the wake of two NYPD cops being gunned down late last year.
If one were to seek a silver lining to this morbid cloud of State provoked mayhem, it may bring comfort to hear that DCF will only break up families in the case of emergencies for a few days. On the downside, this amounts to an admission that they break up families by force for petty causes on a pretty regular basis.
Family court, CPS, DCF, and government’s perpetual interventions in family life over all have become such a tremendous problem over the years, it can be difficult to think of any way to resolve it other than to kill. The criminal justice system gets so much more attention thanks to the propagandist media always telling us how much we should be scared of each other, and thank government for keeping us safe. That institution is an atrocity in and of itself, with countless people being robbed, extorted, kidnapped, imprisoned, and murdered, either for victimless offenses, or even for not having broken any law at all. It happens every single day, and that’s while remnants of certain legal protections remain, like the right to an attorney, the 5th amendment right against self incrimination, search and seizure limitations, cruel and unusual punishment, and other protections offered by the constitution. As diminished as those have become over the years, remnants remain.
People dealing with family matters, they don’t have any such protections. There is no “proof beyond a reasonable doubt” to take one’s child away. There is no trial by jury. There is no 4th, 5th, 8th, or 14th amendment. If you steal a candy bar, or commit rape, you’ll get all of those protections, but if the government wants to take your children away, well, that’s just some administrative process. Somebody like Lara Sobel comes along and says “Hi, I’m with DCF, and I’m here to protect your child, from you. If you resist me, I’ll call the police. If you resist the police, they will kill you, and your child, and every other living thing in this home.”
So when I hear that a distraught mother like Jody Herring, sees fit to pick up a rifle and put two bullets in someone like Lara Sobel, my first thoughts are not “Oh that terrible murderer” or “Oh, that poor DCF worker” but rather I think “I admire that mother’s restraint.” It really couldn’t have been easy to stop shooting after only two rounds. It really couldn’t have been easy to target only the DCF worker that intervened in your family. The temptation to burn the building down, to kill them all, to plant bombs in every government office from Vermont to California, must have been quite intense.
If you think about it, Jody Herring used a lot less violence, and prevented a great deal more violence, than Barack Obama did, and he won the Nobel Peace Prize. Whatever led up to her encounter with Lara Sobel, surely Jody’s actions Friday at least qualify her for mother of the year at this point. She ended a life of crime, put the DCF on slow mode, and let every State sponsored child trafficker know that their threats and violence can have consequences that outweigh the benefits.
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