Oct 15, 2010
Newborn baby Cheyenne was taken from her parents– John Irish and Stephanie Taylor– by CPS shortly after she was born last week. An affidavit cited her father’s affiliation with Oath Keepers as one of the reasons for seizing Cheyenne from him and the child’s mother during her first week of life.
On 10/14/10 a rally was held by Oath Keepers and its supporters outside a courthouse in Dover, New Hampshire while Mr. Irish and Ms. Taylor’s hearing took place inside. The rally was a protest of Oath Keepers’ mention in the affidavit in what the organization’s founder– Stewart Rhodes– describes as an attempted “chilling of speech” through government agencies like CPS, targeting individuals because of their political beliefs.
This video documents some highlights from the rally, including an interview with Stewart Rhodes himself.
Though there was no word yet as to the outcome of the hearing at the time the rally concluded, according to THIS REPORT from the Concord Monitor, Cheyenne has been returned to her parents.