Collapse of Law and Morality?

By Roberts, Paul Craig | The Washington Times (Washington, DC), June 10, 1996 | Go to article overview
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Collapse of Law and Morality?

Roberts, Paul Craig, The Washington Times (Washington, DC)

Anyone who dounts the reality of evil needs only to travel to Wenatchee, Wash. This tmall town, once known as the "apple capital," is now known alternatively as the "sex crime capital" and as "We Nazis." It is the site of the most incredible witch hunt since the Salem Witch Trials in the 1600s.

Scores of families have been broken apart. Terrified children have been put in the care of strangers in foster homes, and innocent parents have been wrongfully imprisoned. All this is the work of one apparently crazed police detective, Robert Perez, and several corrupt Child Protective Services (CPS) bureaucrats. The cast of horrors includes ambitious prosecutors who hoped to ride sensational trials to higher office, a cooperative local media, inattentive citizens, and malfeasant public officials who should have stopped the witch hunt once it became obvious.

Now with massive civil rights violations under their belts and facing the prospect of ruinous civil liability lawsuits, the public authorities have closed ranks in a defense of evil. Justice and truth have been banished from Wenatchee, and there has been a total breakdown in the integrity of public authorities.

All this came to light yet again on Sunday, June 2, when Melinda, one of Detective Perez's two child witnesses in the staged show trials, confessed in the presence of a local pastor, a county commissioner, a distinguished lawyer, and a TV news reporter that her testimony was made up of whole cloth and fed to her by Mr. Perez. Moreover, she said that not only was she coached in her trial testimony, but also coerced by Mr. Perez with physical beatings.

Previously in courtroom testimony, Melinda's sister, Donna, Mr. Perez's foster daughter who was the only other witness, blurted out that Mr. Perez had twisted her arm and thrown her to the ground. On the stand, Mr. Perez denied that his brutality constituted pressure on the child to testify falsely/

After her June 2 confession of her coerced participation in Mr. Perez's mass frameups, Melinda pleaded to be removed from foster care and put in the custody of her grandmother. This was arranged with her guardian ad litem, attorney Neil Fuller, and she was taken to her grandmother's home on Monday evening, June 3. The next day at noon, she was forcibly taken from her grandmother's home by an officer of the Douglas County Sheriff's Department who the grandmother said lied to her about the purpose of his visit.

The child is being held in isolation in a Child Protective Services lock-down facility and reportedly is undergoing psychological "treatment" by Cindy Andrews, a so-called "repressed memory expert" who earlier had been assigned the task of turning Donna into a false witness. Donna subsequently suffered a nervous breakdown, perhaps brought on by the burden of the evil in which she was forced to take part.

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