Emilee is one of millions of children abused and harmed by government workers and courts
Herrick, a government lawyer, profited big from criminal conduct ignored by DA Jeff Rosen
Kids Use Social Media To Expose Abuse
, Dick and Shirley Cantu built a hillside house on Cypress Way, just down the road from Steve Wozniak, one of the most famous residents in Los Gatos, California.
The Cantus were connected to Santa Clara County's probation department and juvenile courts, and bragged to neighbors when they misused their government positions to bring foster kids onto their property to dig holes. Dick Cantu was not shy in reporting how much money he saved by having kids in the care of the government essentially doing child labor at his home.
Neighbors complained to Ann Ravel, county counsel, and to lawyers in the district attorney's office, but nothing was done because the Cantus were protected by a wall of silence too high for whistleblowers, or kids, to climb.
David Yamasaki , a state worker and court CEO, took palm trees and landscape materials paid by tax payers for his home, then hired illegal immigrants and their children to plant the trees. David reportedly threatened those immigrants with deportation if they complained or tried to expose him.
James Towery, former chief trial counsel at the State Bar, used Santa Clara County University students to scrub his online image and bury porn he had on government computers, Towery is now a family court judge and reportedly received special favors and treatment from Yamasaki,
Yamasaki, who is now CEO in Orange County, engaged in criminal conduct with impunity as the Santa Clara County District attorney, Jeff Rosen, consistently failed to do his job and California's Court Managers gave Yamasaki an award.
Kids on social media are reporting abuse up and down the state, abuse that reporters can no longer ignore, and that government workers can't claim they didn't know.
Private lawyers know about the abuse as well. Most ignore abuse and harm to children in order to squeeze more money of feuding parents or tax payers where these lawyers are regularly appointed by courts to act in divorce and family law cases.
Bad county government workers often fail to act as mandated reporters to report child abuse, in favor of maintaining employment and few county or state workers use Whistleblower programs due to clear patterns of retaliation ,
Typically government and legal corruption is uncovered by the little guys. Now that little guy appears to be the children who were victimized by adults in California's legal system, which is being exposed on social media.
Kids for cash was one scandal that showed how judges, lawyers and complicit county workers acted in complex criminal schemes that harmed kids for profit.
This same conduct exists in nearly every large county in the country, where a free press often fails to hold elected judges and politicians accountable.
Scandals like kids for cash often result in federal investigations and criminal charges, The noise in family courts in Santa Clara, Contra Costa, San Mateo and Orange County, is ramping up to bring such charges and investigations based on the failures and corruption of the district attorneys offices in those areas.
In 2004 Judge William Danser was indicted for fixing traffic tickets in a scandal that involved Los Gatos police. Danser got removed from the bench , but the cops, and adults who were reportedly abusing children in Los Gatos little league got away.
One such cop was officer Gregg, an police officer who routinely falsified reports to have Los Gatos resident's falsely imprisoned, and prosecuted in a manner that resulted in case dismissals. Gregg reportedly worked with a group of local divorce attorneys to help cover up child abuse allegations in local divorce court cases.
A local free press is vital in maintaining oversight in local communities, even if that press consists of citizen reporters on social media.
Perhaps tomorrow's news reporters and members of the media will be the kids who grew up watching adults harm generations of children, and maybe tomorrow's reporters will decide not to sit silently by and give those adults a free pass.