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Posted: Sunday, November 11, 2012 12:00 am | Updated: 11:55 am, Mon Jan 21, 2013.

Nov. 8, 2012

To the editor:

Now that the election is over, it is time for real change in this country of we the people. There is a government force that has been destroying families for years with the help of the court system. The destructive force is called the Office of Children’s Services.

They go after people who cannot afford a high-priced attorney. They falsify information to make parents look bad, even though they do not charge the parent with a crime. In this way, they call it a civil case and do not allow parents to have jury trials, which should be a crime in itself.

They take children from their loving home and force them to live with strangers against their will or, worse yet, put them in a so-called behavior treatment center where they are severely traumatized. The parent is given a case plan that goes on basically forever. There is no end in sight, so many parents are forced to give up.

They go to court, lie on the stand and are not held accountable for their actions. They are given free rein by the court system. They do not present tangible evidence, and the judge goes along with whatever they say. Then the judge makes up his own garbage and slams the parent.

This is akin to a dictatorship. If the system thinks that we the parents have committed some crime against our children, then we should be charged with said crime and have the right to a jury trial. Let me also add that OCS does not take the time to listen to the children.

The yahoos in Juneau need to start paying attention and do a thorough investigation of the reality of what’s happening with this government organization. We the people deserve better from the government. The corruption needs to end. Our children are precious and not disposable. Making money from the suffering of others is appalling. Hold them accountable.

Susan Roatch


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