To Whom It May Concern,
Today is May 29, 2010. My daughter has been in Georgia State Custody since October 2008. I have completed caseplan as designated by Paulding County Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS) only to have a Judge (Sandra W. Miller) order me to redo items without just cause. I’ve been treated like a convicted criminal, restrained from meaningful contact with my daughter Tamia Michelle Williams and denied all contact with my son Deshaun Caleb Williams. The incident which brought my children into care was allowing my daughter to witness domestic violence. The very individual that was deemed as a victim by Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has refused to testify, does not wish to pursue charges and feels there is no basis for the charges from the state and has made a sworn affidavit to this and filed it with the Douglas County Superior Court. I was initially charged with cruelty to children so that the state could take my daughter into custody. This charge was later dropped because there was no basis for it and my child has still not been returned to my custody without just cause. Not to mention that my family has also been denied the right to custody for a year and a half.
I have been harassed, mistreated for almost two years and had my military career completey ruined by those who are suppose to uphhold the law. I’ve had my 14th Amendment rights violated several times over. I served this country for almost 14 years and I recieved no respect,justice, or protection from the the very people who are suppose to uphold the very laws that I laid my life on the line to defend and protect.
Myself and others have been wrecking our brains trying to figure out why my child is still in foster care. I discovered the shocking reality and answer to this question on yesterday. My child is still in foster care because the Douglas County DA’s Office (Tom Weathers) needs her to convict me of false allegations. Children can be forced to testify against a parent in criminal proceedings if they do not live with the parent – A lower judge ruled that a Massachusetts law protecting children from testifying against their parents in criminal proceedings applies only to children who live with the parent charged. Children who live with an accused parent are the ones “most vulnerable to harm if made to testify,” Justice John M. Greaney wrote in the unanimous decision upholding the lower court.
They have my daughter on a video interview where they coerced and coached her to make false statements. In order to include that as admissible during trial they need to be able to have my daugher testify against me legally. I know she was coached because I have been told by the DA that her statements will cause me harm if I go trial – I was there during the incident in question if she had stated the events as they occured there would be no harm. In addition, I have documented from the The Department of Family and Child Services where my daughter could only recall bits and peices of what actually happened.
My son’s father has refused to testify and they feel the only way they can get a conviction is from my daughter’s coached statement. I am outraged not only at this manipulation but that The DA’s office is doing it at my daughter’s expense. My child should have never been in foster care. She was only placed there as a safety for the DA’s case. But I will have you to know that in the process you have subject my daughter to abuse. She has been moved four different times to four different homes -two of which were because she was physically and emotionally abused. You have lied and swore before the courts that you are “looking out for the best interest of the child” YOU CARE NOTHING ABOUT MY CHILD. The DA is only using her to play a role in their sick plot to convict me.
They gave the juvenile courts and judges too much discreation and power in allowing them to uphold law based soley on looking out for the best interest of the child. My case is a prime example. They have used this in order to violate my due process rights as protected under the U.S Constitution – falsifying and creating evidence and illegally allowing it to be admissilbe in a court of law and doing it all in the name of looking out for the best interest of the child.
All who played a hand in this is a disgrace to the U.S. Constitution, Mothers, Soldiers, and Jesus Christ Himself. I also know that My God sits high and looks low and that there is nothing hidden from Him. God is not mocked, that what a man sows shall he also reap. I have been subject to so much injustice in the last year and a half that it exceeds anything that I ever thought could be subject upon man living in “The Land of the Free” with laws to protect it’s citizens. But thank God man is not my Judge. And though those who are suppose to uphold the law and the integrity of the judicial system lie and constantly repeat the slogan of “looking out for the best interest of the child”. I know One who does look out for Tamia and every other child that the system has used and abused and He will hold everyone involved accountable in due time. Because Tamia is covered by the blood of the Lamb and whatever harm that anyone intends to do to her unjustly, He will allow it to be upon them instead.
I won’t resort to spitefulness nor vindictiveness through retaliation. But I do know how to pray as I have already offered this up to the Father and He will do with them whatever He sees fit. You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you (Matthew 5:43-44). But just wanted to put it out there that I am well aware of the TRUTH.