Please note if you have linked here from the TNT that Tacoma News Tribune reporter, Joseph Turner, is doing another gratuitous bashing of me and now my blog. This blog is a place for statements by the author, comments on my own family, and adventures. It is beyond me why a reporter would criticize my willingness to be open. Please see: pamroachreport.blogspot.com
Mr. Turner is a known Pam Roach detractor. The story here is that I challenged the system and won. Now, some want to punish me for that. They won't be able to do that. If Mr. Turner had any integrity he would investigate CPS and help straighten a system. The TNT is the best paper in the state. It does report about CPS abuse. Mr. Turner, why don't you spend your time trying to expose corruption rather than crucify someone who is? I have pledged to open government, something I think a good reporter would praise. Instead you want to intimidate. You are just part of the pack Joe.
One hundred and forty-seven legislators will be affected by the decision of the Senate Ethics Board. Each of us are asked from time to time for help from our constituency. Board decisions affect all of us. Can you imagine a board like this shutting down legislative review with a stroke of the pen...without a trial...hearing...or word from the body???
Will the entire legislative branch have to prove motives, submit everything in writing, be kept from exposing the lies and deceit that exists in the unrestrained areas of government?
When the "proved to be troubled" foster woman in the Stuth case (let's not forget here that this woman was touted by CPS as just being wonderful...they were wrong...I was right) filed an ethics complaint against me, she was coached to do so.
Who coached her? Someone or some entity that knew an ethics board even existed. And, someone who knew I was even writing a blog. I am guessing either a CPS worker or the evil CASA who railed against me in court when I showed an interest in the Stuth case and then quickly bowed out as soon as the press entered the picture. (He figured he could hoodwink judges but not me and Susannah Frame together.)
(Remember PRR readers...the CASA was an out-of-state attorney who is not a member of the WA bar. He was up here volunteering. He made his fortune in CA moving children in Marin County. I think he must have come up here to bad-mouth the Stuths, lie to them saying a judge had ordered them not to see their granddaughter, and promote a woman with "social" problems so bad that the children were removed. (He wanted to find a family just like the Stuths...troubled teen mother, not wealthy, healthy child around 3 years of age....)
I believe in open government. I believe in helping children and families.
More later on this setup to remove legislators from CPS oversight.