KING 5 will air coverage of material from last week's hearing. Please view on Tuesday, April 28th at 10 and 11 PM.
I will let you know more as I learn about it. Just found out this afternoon.
I am hearing some things are happening in Stevens County as a result of Prosecutor Tim Rasmussen's visit here last week.
Today there was a meeting with CPS and Lily's grandparents. The meeting took place in Mt. Vernon, WA. The object of the meeting was to go over the report on the grandparents and address the contested matters. THIS KIND OF MEETING NEEDS TO TAKE PLACE BEFORE ANY MATERIAL ABOUT GRANDPARENTS IS PUT ON A JUDGE'S BENCH.
Remember...of the 120+ items reported about the grandparents....nothing good was said. (There was nothing said of all the community awards received...nothing of Grandma's two college degrees...but there was the lie about them having stolen a computer and that there was no heating in the house.) I understand that the man who wrote the report was present. Let's hope this miserable situation gets righted. A three-year-old child is suffering right now. She still fights to be back with her grandparents. Her spirit is not broken. (That, of course, is what the department wants. You know. Crush the kid through repeated visits and separations and eventually they prefer to avoid the hurt by blocking out the love they have for the grandparents.)
There was an observer in the room watching the process. We need more of this. The system needs to be open and checked.