Evergreen Freedom Foundation should not blame legislators for department failures. We have three branches of government. Please bark up the right side of the tree.
Maybe I take it too personal. But, then again, maybe Evergreen Freedom Foundation just got it wrong. The following showed up in an emailed newsletter from the conservative think tank:
"...last Friday, our investigative journalist Scott St. Clair broke the story about how Maurice Clemmons, the Lakewood cop killer, may have walked the streets due to confused record keeping in Washington State. Frustrated parole officers sent us the records and talked with us about how sloppy our corrections system has become. These officers say tragedies like this will happen again because our lawmakers pay too little attention to the corrections system. But they are busy funding other priorities. Last week, Governor Gregoire put essential services on the chopping block with her new budget proposal. Then she said it wasn't her “real” budget and she’d come out with that (and a tax increase package) “sometime in January.”
I take issue with the: "officers say tragedies like this will happen again because our lawmakers pay too little attention to the corrections system." Officers know who determines how business is run.
Hey...EFF...the governor is the head of the executive branch. If administrative changes need to be made the executive branch can make them with the stroke of a wand! I have been trying to get CPS to stop the lies for two years. All it would take is either a mandate from the governor, a mandate from the attorney general....or leaders in the system to decide to follow the law. They chose not to do that.
This carries over to the Dept. of Corrections. But remember...legislators legislate. We are not there to micro manage the departments. Oh...I would love to make changes but if the majority will not move your bill and the gov. won't sign it then the laws stay the same. I am not the gov and the democrat majority in the legislature will not make any waves with a democrat governor.
I have never put in more time on any issue than that of getting CPS to be accountable. So far they answer a few calls and then blow off what you say. I am not out there to be placated, liked, or rewarded. I just want the state to follow the laws. Evergreen Freedom Foundation should not blame legislators for department failures. We have three branches of government. Please bark up the right side of the tree.