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Foster Children & Families: Listen to This Foster Child – Get Out ASAP

26 Feb

20161201-img_61811_slide-8536a7cce35dc0ac3fe1ddd8d52b60147a7e0c9d-s1100-c15The Foster Care System, including the failed one in Arlington County, continues to be exploited and milked by foster parents, medical professionals, and county employees, at the expense of Arlington families and children.   We have kept tabs on the Arlington County Department of Human Services and the County Attorney’s that represent them, hoping it would improve and that they would truly put the children and their families of Arlington first.   But, to our disappointment and those of taxpayers who pick up the bill for their waste, nothing much has changed — in fact it has even gotten worse.    They treat families and the foster children like criminals (they even have jailed their families and the foster children), and seem to prefer breaking up families, rather than keeping them together.   More federal dollars for breaking up families!  Sad!

If you are in foster care, listen to this child speak about their experiences.

https://www.npr.org/player/embed/508608745/509179603

Get out as soon as you can!   If they try to bribe you with benefits to stay in…ask yourself how have they treated me and my family.   If they treated you like a prisoner or abused you, and treated your family like criminals while you were in foster care, then don’t think it will change after you turn 18 — it will only get worse.   You are the evidence for their abuse and exploitation, and they don’t want to lose control of you to protect themselves.   They are not doing it for you but for themselves!

Families, if you live in Arlington Virginia with children, we recommend you get out of Arlington as soon as you can.    The system in Arlington and the folks running it don’t seem to care to change their ways, but continue to treat children as prisoners and families as criminals.   Until the Arlington Department of Human Services and the Arlington County Attorney’s office cleans house, its not going to get better.

Happy 2017 New Year!

2 Jan

Vote for Audrey Clement for Arlington County Board

4 Nov

The Arlington County Board needs a fresh face to shake up the Board, who will:

  • Emphasize basic services like: streets, schools, libraries and public safety.
  • Seek tax relief for residents and businesses and stop the exodus of federal agencies from Arlington.
  • Promote consolidation of  housing programs to improve efficiency.
  • Promote installation of efficient renewable energy in all public schools.
  • Provide a voice on County Board for all taxpayers.
  • Improve court system.

Audrey Clement, an independent candidate, can do this, and more because she is not part of the system, and owes no debt to developers.

So on November 8, 2016, vote for Audrey Clement.

Victimizing the Victims by the Courts

17 Sep

Too often, court judges victimize the victims — making them suffer rather than treating them fair and just.    Often the victims are distraught and not well versed in the formalities of the court, and their feelings surface in a raw way.   Rather than showing compassion, the judges often find them in contempt of the Court or otherwise reprimand them.  Arlington County has a number of judges who engage in this narcissistic  behavior.

Luckily those who oversee the courts in some jurisdiction do not take kindly to this judicial misbehavior.   Here are two stories about judges (in other jurisdictions) who got into trouble for their misbehaviors…Hopefully the overseers of the Arlington Courts will do the same to keep the judges of the Arlington Court in line and showing more compasion.

Judge who berated and jailed a domestic abuse victim gets her day in court—and it’s not pretty

Appointed to the bench in 2005 by then-Governor Jeb Bush, the Florida County Judge Jerri Collins found herself in front of the Florida Supreme Court on Wednesday, being publicly reprimanded—live on TV. This was Judge Collins’ penalty for her repugnant treatment of a domestic abuse victim who failed to show up to her abuser’s trial.

Judge could lose job for berating rape victim: ‘Why couldn’t you just keep your knees together?’

According to the notice of allegations, Judge Camp’s “rude and derogatory” comments “belittle(d) and trivialize(d) the nature of the allegations.” He also made “stereotypical assumptions about how someone confronted with sexual assault would or would not behave.”