An Activist or Advocate Can Teach His/Her Clients the Courage to Walk Away When it is Required

I HAVE SURVIVED MORE THEN “LIVED WITH JOY” IN A WORLD THAT IS SO CORRUPT, I CONSIDER IT A MODERN DAY FORM OF LEGALIZED SLAVERY AND THE JEWISH HOLOCAUST TIED UP INTO A NICE NEAT PACKAGE. MASKS AND BARF BAGS ARE REQUIRED. The culprits from Charter School owners to elected officials have the nerve to even profile themselves in the local newspaper, THE ANTELOPE VALLEY PRESS (RAG) VERSION OF SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS PEOPLE.  Oh, if only tongues of fire would appear on the heads of any of those people profiled who deserve the success they have.  Some actually do.  Sadly, so many stepped over bodies, bones, and other debris of people’s lives to get to the top of a ladder that lasts how long? 10 years, 20 years?  And then off to the grave where I believe we all answer,  so enjoy the ride because the joys of an activists and advocates are the legacy that lasts….not the money in your wallet or a condo in Cabo or a home in Henderson, Nevada, or other homes in Santa Monica or Malibu that you are in the ground and cannot enjoy.

My dad is 99 years-old and one of the wisest men I know.  In fact, my mother who died at the age of 49, and has been gone half my lifetime, was as brilliant and courageous.  Her words of wisdom resonate through my mind as if she were still here, guiding me, advising me, and giving me the courage to address all the hate I have faced from powerful Republican businessmen in Lancaster, California for almost 25 plus years.  I have been through more then most people and according to my dad, I would probably be dead if not for the grace of God and the inner fortitude my parents DNA carried. WE ARE NOT TALKING ABOUT A FEW MARCHES WHERE I STOOD DURING THE RODNEY KING BEATING DAYS AND SHOUTED “Gates must go.”  I am talking about deals that siphoned probably a BILLION DOLLARS out of Lancaster and Palmdale aka THE ANTELOPE VALLEY PLANTATION.  Not millions, my friends, but BILLIONS ALL UNDER THE UNCARING EYE OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT THAT PUMPED MONEY INTO THIS COMMUNITY OF AEROSPACE GIANTS.

BUT THIS PIECE IS NOT ABOUT THE CORRUPT, GREEDY, AND THOSE WHO JUST COULD NOT GET ENOUGH at any cost to others and sometimes to themselves through ignorance.  IT IS ABOUT THE SURVIVAL OF ACTIVISTS AND ADVOCATES.  If I desired to do so, I have no problem naming names because the government knows; it’s the people who do not get it and do not understand how they have allowed elected officials to create a CONCENTRATION CAMP OF SORTS, A PLANTATION, AN INTERNMENT CAMP LIKE THE JAPANESE-AMERICANS WERE PUT IN except it is not surrounded by barbed wire but the 14 Freeway and Sierra Highway.

One of the most important lessons my parents taught me is the true meaning of COURAGE.  Hundred of years of the enslavement of Black people and the servitude of others did not end over night.  Remnants of such horrific practices still exist today.  The Native America Indian did not create casinos yesterday but after being slaughtered and brutalized and having their land stolen from them for decades.  Jews did not escape the Holocaust because America rushed to stop Adolph Hitler.  Nelson Mandela did not get locked up in a federal country club type of prison in South Africa for 27 years when the United States and people like Dick Cheney back then could have stopped the injustice.  Burning witches did not end with the blink of an eye as the Catholic Church got out of control and how many Jewish relics are being held by the Vatican in Rome?  Far too many to count. The Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. did not beg to be shot in the head and his life snuffed out at 39 years of age; he accepted where his journey of justice took him.  

BUT SOME LIKE MR. MICHAEL JENKINS IN LANCASTER, CALIFORNIA who has fought the North Los Angeles Regional Center, the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services, and the Snake Pit most credible lawyers call the JUVENILE DEPENDENCY COURT SHOULD BE PROUD TO WALK AWAY.  DCFS HAS CIRCLED its wagons, lied about him in many reports, tried to divide and conquer the family, and made him a villain on paper because AS HIS ADVOCATE I REPORTED ONE OF THE CAREGIVERS FOR NEGLIGENCE.  In return, they wrote a report saying he sent his granddaughter back in urine soaked diapers and so many other fabrications.

I rarely tell a client to WALK AWAY but I advised Mr. Jenkins to let it go.  DCFS so dysfunctional, many of its social workers so tainted, and its Executive Director so anal in terms of seeing no evil and speaking no evil that the entire culture of that agency should be torn apart from the group up and the top down.

SO MR. JENKINS IS A WINNER BECAUSE HE WALKED THE WALK AND FOUGHT THE GOOD FIGHT.  HE DROVE HOURS UPON HOURS TO GET ALL SORTS OF SPECIAL F-RATE CERTIFICATES, SOMETIMES AS MUCH AS 3 HOURS ROUND TRIP NOT COUNTING CLASS TIME.  He will not get his granddaughter because he SPOKE OUT ABOUT CRONYISM, INCOMPETENCE, NEGLIGENCE, AND DECEPTION, NOT TO MENTION THE FRAUDULENT FILLING OUT OF COURT DOCUMENTS.  He will not get his granddaughter because his lawyer was a paper pusher who did absolutely nothing and I BELIEVE RACIST AS MANY OF THE OTHERS RUNNING AROUND THE HALLS IN AUTHORITY POSITIONS IN DEPENDENCY COURT.  And in her honor, the honor of that incompetent attorney as well as the one representing the child, I WILL DEDICATE A CHAPTER OF MY BOOK TO DCFS, THE DEPENDENCY COURT, AND THE CORRUPT LAW FIRM ONE OF THE DEPENDENCY COURT ATTORNEYS OWNS ……. AND THE FACT THAT I, A NON ATTORNEY BEAT HIM TWICE IN FEDERAL COURT AND ONCE IN SUPERIOR COURT BY WRITING THE PRO SE PERSON’S BRIEFS.

So have the COURAGE TO WALK AWAY FOR THE SAKE OF YOUR SANITY WHEN THESE ANTELOPE VALLEY PLANTATION AGENCIES GET TOGETHER AND CIRCLE THE WAGONS.  NO WONDER FOUR SOCIAL WORKERS ARE ON TRIAL NOW INVOLVING THE DEATH OF A CHILD FROM MY COMMUNITY NAMED “GABRIEL”.

MR. JENKINS YOU ARE A HERO AND EVERY SOCIAL WORKER, DEPENDENCY COURT ATTORNEYS AND OTHER PERSONNEL WE HAVE DOCUMENTATION ON CONCERNING THEIR NEGLIGENCE REGARDING YOUR GRANDDAUGHTER WILL BE KNOWN FROM EAST TO WEST COAST IN  TIME.  Just know you are COURAGEOUS TO WALK AWAY and let the cannibals have their fun for now.

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