First let me say that I was careful not to criticize state workers. They are not the problem. It is the management and "the system." And, in WA State we are "under new management" so we are waiting to see what changes are coming. It has been slow.
Strangely, the resignation of the clown that headed Eastern State mental hospital is a good sign that DSHS head, Susan Dreyfus, is serious about making the system accountable. The director had let a psychopathic killer visit the Spokane County Fair. The psycho escaped into the crowd and has not yet been found. I believe this means he was fired. He would never have had the integrity to leave that salary. If I am wrong...he had integrity...but no common sense.
I looked out at a crowd of mostly women... 150 grassroot leaders from various states. I showed them the KING 5 coverage of the Stuth Case and discussed several problems with that case. (I had so many choices!!)
My job was to suggest solutions. The only thing that will change the system is exposure and leadership willing to follow the law. Oh...maybe a few other things. It went very well. When it is on YOUTube I will let you know! Thanks.