The Minnesota and Dakota county child protection agencies are being sued by parents for illegally removing children from homes and placing them into foster homes in cases of parental discipline. Main plaintiff Dwight Mitchell had his children taken and put into a foster home after his baby sitter told child welfare that Mitchell had spanked his son. Mitchell is the founder of the organization Stop Child Protection Services from Legally Kidnapping. The parents suing claim the state’s child protection laws are too broad and enable confiscation of children to be placed in foster homes too easily. No comment has been released by the Minnesota Department of Human Services.