First, let's talk about the incident: a mother stands off a swat team in Detroit sent to seize her little girl because she refused to let her be medicated.
Yeah, I'm betting you're having my reaction: why the hell would you raise a kid in Detroit? Why the hell would you even think about letting your kid go to Detroit public schools when you've been homeschooling? Why the hell hadn't you gotten her immunized earlier?
Say what, now?
Little girl born with a birth defect that required the amputation of one of her feet tells Mom she wants to go to public school. I can't fault her mother for homeschooling the child, nor can I fault her for her protectiveness. However, she never bothered to get her child her immunizations. And the little girl apparently had some nasty bad reactions to it. When the family sought treatment, the little girl was put on an ADHD med—which she didn't need. The Department of Child Illfare has admitted she didn't need it. Mom refused to dose her daughter with it, and the courts stepped in to take the little girl away and forcibly medicate her. Mom didn't do as she was told and turn the kid over.* So, the cops are sent to seize the kid like she's the ill-gotten gains of a drug deal.** Mom not only refuses to hand her little girl over, she pulls a gun to defend herself, her home, and her family from those who sought to harm them (i.e., the government and Child Illfare). SWAT got called.
Mom is now a criminal, and little girl is now in foster care, despite Department of Child Illfare promises that she'd go to relatives.
Of course the government is stupid and abusive—that's a given, sadly enough. However, Mom did a lot of stupid things, several of which I addressed earlier: first and foremost, living in Detroit; not having her child immunized as an infant; even considering the girl's request to go to public school (which ranks up there pretty high); and seeking medical help while on government assistance in a big government nanny state.
Note that I never said pulling a gun in defense of your child was one of them.
Honestly, I think this family has grounds to not only get Mom's charges overturned, but grounds to sue the city of Detroit, the Department of Child Illfare, the doctors involved, the county health clinic that called Child Illfare, and everyone involved in scarring this little girl's psyche by ripping her from a semi-responsible, loving, non-abusive family.
*I wouldn't, either. I've lived through that mistake, and I won't make it with my kids.
**Given that it's Detroit, and there's no father in the picture, the kid involved might well have been the ill-gotten gains of a drug deal.