Anita Belle's granddaughter accused her spanking her, prompting an investigation by Michigan's Child Protective Services (CPS). The investigation cleared her of abuse. But CPS placed Belle on a state registry of child abusers anyway. A Detroit TV station reports the list includes the names of about 275,000 people. Those people haven't necessarily been charged with, much less convicted of any crimes. And many people aren't even aware their names are on the list, since all it takes is one CPS worker to decide they should be on there to end up on the list.
"I chose to be that guy who didn't issue the apology," says Daniel Elder. "Things went from there and it wasn't good."
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