California gubernatorial candidate Tim Donnelly is getting involved in another case involving children who were taken from their family by a government agency.He is a Republican, so he has no chance of winning state-wide office.
Donnelly, a Republican, sent a letter to San Luis Obispo County Child Welfare Services condemning the agency's treatment of the family of CalCoastNews publisher Karen Velie.
CWS seized Velie's grandchildren from their family after police were called to the home, where the children lived, because of a dispute the mother had with roommates. No criminal charges were filed but CWS allegedly took the children from their home because the house was "dirty."
The family says the home was dirty because they had been away due to a death in the family.
Donnelly told CalCoastNews that the action was an act of revenge.
"The bottom line is CWS doesn't protect kids anymore," he alleged. "They kidnap kids for cash and they do that to justify their payroll, and to keep the doors open and the lights on."
He also alleged CWS is "letting kids die on their watch."
CalCoastNews was investigating the abuse of power by Child Welfare workers at the time.
The children were taken in July and efforts to bring back the children have been unsuccessful.
"It was absolutely criminal what they did taking those kids away from their mother right after their aunt died," said the candidate.
Donnelly also condemned Child Protective Services in another case involving a baby who was snatched from his home after the parents sought a second opinion about the child's medical condition.
Monday, February 17, 2014
Defending against CPS dirty home charge
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