Sent: Wednesday, January 28, 2009 2:06 PM
Subject: Langley and Burlile case
I am writing to you again because of the urgency
of the situation. The Burliles' foster care license expires tomorrow. I am
asking you to put a hold on that to prevent what appears to me to be rash,
unwarranted, and potentially dangerous action.
May I further suggest that you contact:
- The social workers who were removed or
left because they disagreed with the change in direction in this case, R.H.
and D.V.R. [edited for website] I am afraid they, too, may be afraid
of reprisals and might not speak openly, unless you assure them that that
they can at least speak to you.
- The guardian ad litem that resigned in
protest because he disagreed with the change in direction in this case, Dave
Lindsey, who also claims his GAL reports were edited by the department to
remove anything that reflected badly on the birth parents
- The medical providers who uniformly
denounced the department's case plan
- The members of the CPT Team that called for
- The foster parents who are now subject to
attack because they disagreed with the change in direction in this case.
Trumped up charges against Dick and Amy, and now a fishing expedition has
been ordered on Ken and Shelly.
- The three judges who have ordered the
department to file TPR - and now Ms. Jackman wants an out of state relative
to change jurisdiction
This indicates a serious bias. Alisha Jackman has shown a pattern of
removing everyone who disagrees with her - which has been, in fact,
The children in the center of this case are
medically fragile. Everyone, including the department, has praised the care
given to them. There are no safety concerns in the homes of the foster
parents. There are considerable risks returning them home. The child S.,
in particular, has emotional and behavioral problems that make her a
difficult child for any parent. The aunt, who is supposed to take her now,
already gave up one sibling because she "wanted to get her life back".
Giving a person with marginal fitness, and who doesn't want a child, a
fragile child with behavioral problems is a recipe for disaster.
Please act quickly.