So, there are lies; damned lies and the obfuscation of governmental departments.
In what must be one of the most bizarre child protection cases to date, government officials in America are defending a law suit against them which accuses Orange County’s social workers of lying, falsifying records and concealing evidence, all of which led to the unjust removal of two children from their mother.
The line of defense, put together by a law firm specialising in defending police officers in big money cases, goes like this: the social workers involved in the proceedings couldn’t have “clearly” known that dishonesty wasn’t acceptable in court and, even if they did know, they should remain immune from prosecution because they are government employees.
Even more remarkable still, is that this case has been going on for 16 years.
As it’s Friday, we thought we’d share part of the transcript from the case with you:
Exchanges between panel and Pancy Lin, a partner at Lynberg & Watkins, Oct. 7…
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