Homeless Baby Taken from Occupy Dallas Camp

Baby taken from camp Thursday

State child welfare officials say have taken a 9-month-old boy from his homeless parents at an Occupy Dallas camp.

Child Protective Services spokeswoman Marissa Gonzales says the baby was taken into state custody Thursday and his parents, a homeless couple, were being interviewed.

She declined to release more details until a judge signs off on the case.

Cordell Cameron, a spokesman for the protest group, says the homeless parents, who had joined demonstrators about a week ago, were "pretty devastated."

He said they were in the process of trying to obtain housing through a family program but feared they would no longer be eligible.

Cameron said the child was in a heated tent, "there was no abuse" but "obviously you can't keep a baby out in freezing weather."

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