I sent this email out to various Government Official’s and Elected Official’s, attached were a lot of the same documents that you see on my story about DSS failure to protect my stepdaughter. I believe I received two responses it to this email. And what responses they were, just more of the same BS, sweep it under the rug and lies that I normally received. I have included those responses here… These people do not even know law about their own departments and if they are aware of them, then they lie their asses off to protect themselves…. Read on
- Flag this messageFORGED DOCUMENTS ATTACHED
Sunday, October 19, 2008 12:30 AM
From: “Lawdoll (name and email removed by poster)
View contact details To: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, Done@ncleg.net, firstname.lastname@example.org, “Mike Easley” <email@example.com>, “Deric HHS Gilliard” <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com, “Jim Harrell” <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, “Ruth Walker” <email@example.com>, “Carlis Williams” <firstname.lastname@example.org>… more
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First allow me to explain the attachments
- Forged safety assessment page 1
Look at the date…Allison Baker was not at our home on this date, WCDSS did not even receive the report until 8-17-06
- Forged safety assessment page 2
Look at Husband’s (name removed) signature on this page…this is not his signature. I believe that Allison Baker and/or Mary Henderson forged his (name removed) signature and fabricated this safety assessment sometime in October, 2006. Note the absence of my signature, even though I was the only one home on this date.
- Husband’s (name removed) Work Record for the week ending 8-19-06
The 17th was a Thursday…He (name removed) worked for 10 hours that day, he was not at home the day that Allison Baker claims to have done this safety assessment.
- Only safety assessment Allison Baker ever did on us page 1
Look at the date…Look at the name of the child…Not our child!
- Only safety assessment Allison Baker ever did on us page 2
Look at husband’s (name removed) signature on this document…this is his true signature. Also note my signature on this document.
- Child’s (name Removed) Teeth
This photo was taken by Dr. Michael Tumbarello, when we were finally able to take The child (name removed) to the dentist during the father’s (name removed) summer visitation that we had to fight to receive.
- Notarized letter from the dentist
Dr. Tumbarello felt so strongly that the condition of the child’s (name removed) teeth was neglect on the mother’s part, that he wrote a letter to DSS stating what he had seen and had it notarized.
This is the first letter that Dr. Tumbarello wrote describing the condition of the child’s (name removed) teeth and the amount of pain she had been in for at least 6 months.
The District Attorney’s Office in Wilkes County views my husband (name removed) as a victim of a crime committed by Allison Baker.
- Complaint Against Wilkes County
Another copy of our complaint about the Wilkes County Department of Social Services, pay attention to the bottom because it has been added to with more policy violations.
I have contacted you constantly trying to get you to investigate the Wilkes County Department of Social Services and their Statutory Violations, Welfare Policy Violation, unethical and bias behavior and so far nothing has been done. Allison Baker’s trial is scheduled to begin in November and even the Detective who has been assigned to the case does not understand why no one has stepped up to investigate this department for the things they have done to us and he has seen the file! WCDSS came after us because we complained about them. They did not do their job as the Statutes say that they are required to do, they did not follow welfare policy. What they did do was maliciously prosecute us to shut us up about their unethical behavior. And still their policy violations continue…. See the news stories pasted below…
Edith Bullis is a CPS Supervisor at the Wilkes County Department of Social Services…why hasn’t she been fired? It is DSS policy to immediately dismiss employee’s who behave in this manner.
Furthermore, tell me how she is supposed to make a decision to remove someones child because the parents are doing drugs or living in a meth house, if she is hiding her owns sons drugs under her foot? All of you that I am writing owe a duty to do something about my complaint, the policy violations, the law violations, the unethical and bias behavior.
I am demanding an investigation by an outside agency with someone who will actually talk to us and view our evidence. I am also demanding a copy of our file with DSS, so that I can go through it and prove that the things theY wrote in it about us are false. The mother passed away in July, so there is no reporter to protect. The child is protected NOW!, no thanks to DSS, who did not do their job. But that is neither here nor there. It does not excuse DSS’s behavior in this manner, nor does it “get rid” of the wrongs that they committed.
I am also demanding that the neglect substantiation be removed from My husband (name removed) and myself, The father of the other child and her stepmother (names removed and the mother’s husband (names removed). It is not ethical or right to leave it in place with the evidence that we have proving the wrongs that they committed. My phone number is Number removed. Don’t forget to read the news stories below. You need to do something about this department. I await your decision,
Lawdoll (name removed)
Mama and Son Arrested in Drug Case
3:59 pm, September 29, 2008
Wilkes sheriff deputies arrested two family members Saturday evening, after they chased one of them to the other’s house, had to use a Taser on him multiple times, and found her trying to hide a of marijuana until they left. It started when a deputy was dispatched to a suspicious vehicle call shortly after 7pm near Glen Ridge and Rock Creek Road, where a caller said they’d seen drug activity of some sort. On the way to the area, the deputy spotted the car that had been described, and was able to get the driver to pull over. What started as a routine stop turned into a high-speed chase when the deputy told the driver he could see what looked to be baggies of drugs in his left-hand jacket pocket. Having identified the driver as 39-year old Gene Bullis, Junior, the deputy followed at some distance and pulled up behind Bullis as he was getting out of the car at his parents’ home on Skyview Drive.
Once he got worked up, Bullis never seemed to calm down. A six-page crime report describes the deputy repeatedly shocking him with a Taser to no effect, Bullis being able to fight off multiple deputies, and other activity generally telling of being high on something, according to the deputy. During the confrontation, Bullis’ mother Edith came out of the house and stood between the deputies and her son, refusing for quite a while to allow them any access to him. When she did finally step aside, it was only because there were several deputies and a Lieutenant she knows at the scene. Still, she would not go further than arm’s reach from him, and after a while it became obvious she was trying to help him hide something. When a search of his jacket pocket turned up only one baggie of marijuana and deputies could not find any drugs by walking the driveway and some distance along the road, they confronted Mrs. Bullis, who was standing in one spot very firmly planing one foot. When she was told to move by one of the deputies, Mrs. Bullis allegedly started faking back pain as a distraction and tried to kick something under the nearby car. It turned out to be another baggie of drugs.
She was arrested for simple possession and resisting an officer, while her son was charged with Fleeing to elude arrest, resisting an officer, and drug possession. Apparently they left this child in the home with his father for at least two weeks Wilkesboro Man Charged for Burning 10-Year Old’s Hand to
“Teach Him a Lesson”
4:04 pm, October 15, 2008
A Wilkesboro man is jailed on a 10-thousand dollar bond, charged with abusing his son by burning his hand on a stove burner. When the 10-year old boy showed up at school about 2 weeks ago with his father, several teachers and students saw the severe burn. While the father, 26 year old Jairo Barquero, was telling school officials his son had burned himself picking up a hot skillet, the boy was telling friends his dad had burned him to teach him a lesson — apparently the boy had been burning matches.
When school officials asked the boy what had happened, he told them the same story his father had told…but he continued to tell friends the other story. At the school’s request, Mr. Barquero took his son to the hospital to have the hand checked out — but somehow, through all the people who looked at the injury, no photos are reported being taken of it except by the school nurse a day after the incident was reported to Wilkesboro Police.
A week ago yesterday, as police were following up on the case with Mr. Barquero, they learned social workers were talking to the boy at the school. When they met up with the social worker and talked with the boy, he originally stuck to the hot pan story, and demonstrated how he’d picked up the pan with both hands and burned himself. But when pressed whether he really believed the injury he had could have come from picking up a pan like that, the boy broke down and recanted that story, saying his father had held his hand on the burner until he’d suffered the burn.
A doctor in Winston-Salem looked at the photo taken three days after the incident happened, and determined that the core of the burner could be seen in the burn pattern, matching the boy’s descriptions to friends and police about what had happened. The doctor said there was no way a 10-year old would hold their hand on the burner long enough to receive that sort of burn, unless his hand was being held there by a person stronger than him. Police arrested Mr. Barquero yesterday on a charge of Felony Child Abuse with Serious Injury, and jailed him on a 10-thousand dollar bond. Police have closed their investigation with the arrest.
My questions are…. There are a few things that I find puzzling…
1. How does someone know what was said between the child and DSS and is this information supposed to be released like this?
2. Why did DSS not interview this child until a week later. I would gather that since the Nurse is the only one who has a picture of the burn, that it was the school who reported it. Obviously the nurse felt that it was child abuse since she took the picture 3 days after he came back to school with the burn. I have to wonder if she had to resort to taking the pictures of the burn herself, because DSS did not respond to this report in the time they should have.
Reminder to DSS…You have no more than 24 hours to respond to reports of physical abuse!!!!
3. Why wasn’t DSS there to take the pictures that are needed as evidence in court?
4. Why did DSS tell this 10 year old child that his story wasn’t believable and push the issue of abuse, but when faced with a child with what was obviously a handprint on the inside of their thigh, believe that it came from a haunted trail????
RESPONSE FROM RUTH WALKER ACF ATLANTA, GA
From: Walker, Ruth (ACF) <email@example.com>
Subject: RE: FORGED DOCUMENTS ATTACHED
To: Lawdoll (name and email removed by poster), firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, Done@ncleg.net, email@example.com, “Mike Easley” <firstname.lastname@example.org>, “Gilliard, Deric (HHS)” <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org, “Jim Harrell” <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org, “Ashton, Karen (HHS/OS)” <Karen.Ashton@hhs.gov>, email@example.com, Mike.Leavitt_G06@hhs.gov, “Williams, Carlis (ACF)” firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Thursday, October 23, 2008, 5:35 PM
Ms. Lawdoll (name removed by poster),
We have been in contact with the NC DSS regarding the child in this case. The state reported that the child is safe. The allegations that you have against the county and county staff are state issues and should be resolved by the NC Department of Social Services or the state courts. We at the federal level do not have case specific intervention authority in this matter. We hope that these issues are resolved for you and your family soon.
Regional Program Manager
Region IV – Children’s Bureau
Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center
61 Forsyth Street, SW – Suite 4 M60
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
MY RESPONSE TO MS. WALKER
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Thursday, October 23, 2008 6:15 PM
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Dear Ms. Walker:
It was my understanding that when the State level will not do something about a complaint that you are the next in line to be contacted.
The child is safe because she now lives with us…Her safety does not excuse DSS’s behavior, law breaking, policy violations and neglectful attitude in this matter. If anything their actions should concern the Federal Government Immensely and make them want to investigate this department to ensure the safety of other children that come into their care or in need of their protection because they are not doing their job. The point I am trying to make is that it does not matter if the child is safe now. They are still liable for their behavior, they allowed her to remain in danger because they did not follow statutory law or policy…they did nothing to protect this child.
When we complained about their behavior they came after us. They forged safety assessments, forged my husbands name, falsified the safety assessment and apparently the risk assessment and the strengths and needs documents since they were done before Allison Baker ever came to our home or even met my husband. They lied to the judge, and substantiated against us for basically speaking out against them and their wrong doings. If you want someone else’s story besides mine about the wrongs that they committed against us and the child in this case contact Detective Name removed at the Wilkesboro P.D. His comment when he saw the psychological report was, “well I guess I won’t call my girls anymore and tell them that I love them and miss them.” He made this comment because Dr. Powell stated that it was wrong for my husband (name removed) to call his daugter (name removed) and tell her he loved her and missed her. They made stuff up so they could substantiate against us, they LIED.
The Federal Government needs to step in to this matter and do something about this department!!! I do appreciate you writing me back, but I don’t think your only concern should be that the child is safe…what about the other children that they are doing this to? They deserve to be protected better than this. WCDSS’s actions in our case shows that they are not protecting the children in their county, just their own asses.
Lawdoll (name removed by poster)
RESPONSE FROM EDITH THOMAS-PULLEN
- On Fri, 10/24/08, Ellen Thomas-Pullen <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:From: Ellen Thomas-Pullen <email@example.com>
Subject: Response to Ms. Lawdoll (name removed by poster)
To: Lawdoll (email removed by poster)
Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, “Kevin Kelley” <Kevin.Kelley@ncmail.net>
Date: Friday, October 24, 2008, 1:01 PM
Dear Ms. Lawdoll(name removed by poster):
Your e-mail to the DSS website has been forwarded to me for a response. Thank you for the opportunity to address your concerns.
I am sorry that you feel the Wilkes County Department of Social Services (DSS) has misrepresented themselves and that there has been insufficient attention devoted to investigating the concerns you address or listening to what you have to share regarding the safety of your stepdaughter, name removed. The fact that this office has previously responded to you and the Wilkes County DSS investigated your report and met with you makes evident you were heard and that your concerns were taken seriously. Mr. Bumgarner has honored your request for a review of the agency’s decision and a change in the substantiation was made. While you can certainly disagree to keep the substantiation, Mr. Bumgarner has informed you that another change is not a possibility. Furthermore, the concerns you share do not validate removal of the substantiation as it is the information and evidence gathered during the course of a protective services investigative assessment that justifies the case decision. To that end, this office does not have the authority to change the county’s decision or in any way instruct them to do so.
Regarding your request for a copy of the file, the provision of Child Protective Service (CPS) involves a particular responsibility for the sensitive management of confidential information. The rationale for stringent confidentiality rules in CPS is based on concern for the protection of the child. Families have a right to privacy. More critically, the child has a right to protection from disclosure of information learned in the course of the protective services assessment. Thus, confidentiality laws regarding CPS prohibits the DSS from discussing and sharing case specific information with both you and Mr. Lawdoll(name changed by poster). Lastly, your concerns regarding the conduct of a county employee are considered a personnel matter and the state office does not have authority to intervene in this matter. Personnel matters regarding county employees are handled by that particular local county DSS.
Thank you again for your expressing your concerns. I am hopeful that you will be able to come to a resolve soon. Best wishes to you and your family.
Ellen L. Thomas-Pullen
Child Welfare Services Consultant
North Carolina Division of Social Services
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I responded to Ms. Pullen with the following e-mail:
— On Fri, 10/24/08, Lawdoll( name and email removed by poster):
From: Lawdoll(name and email removed by poster)
Subject: Re: Response to Ms. Lawdoll(name removed by poster)
To: “Ellen Thomas-Pullen” <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Friday, October 24, 2008, 2:29 PM
Dear Ms Pullen:
First lets address this comment from your e-mail…” The fact that this office has previously responded to you and the Wilkes County DSS investigated your report and met with you makes evident you were heard and that your concerns were taken seriously.” When has NCDSS ever met with me or my husband? You have never done so, just as you have never viewed our evidence about the Wilkes County Department of Social Services breaking Statutory law, violation welfare policy, unethical and neglectful behavior. You just called them up and took their word for it. NCDSS has even stated that you looked in the file and saw no policy violations. Of course you did not notice the Forged, falsified safety assessment in the file! Furthermore Donnie Bumgarner has never met with us to discuss our concerns about the forged and falsified documents in this case. Mr. Bumgarner has never even apologized to us for Allison Baker’s behavior while she was employed by him and acting as his agent. Mr. Bumgarner is responsible for the behavior of his employees, just as North Carolina DSS is responsible for the action of the county director of social services, the County Department and it’s employees. Please see, “In the Matter of Z.D.H.,184 NC App 183 (o6-945 June 19, 2007″ Attached to this e-mail.
Second, I will address this comment from your e-mail, “To that end, this office does not have the authority to change the county’s decision or in any way instruct them to do so.” I would have to disagree, I am well aware of exactly what your authority is in this matter because the North Carolina courts have held that….
“1) there is a principal-agent relationship between DHHS and the DSS of individual counties; (2) the director of each county’s DSS is required, as part of its duties and responsibilities under N.C.G.S. § 108A-14, to act as agent of the Social Services Commission and DHHS in the county; and (3) the nature of the relationship would be destroyed if the agent were capable of acting on the principal’s behalf without being subject to the principal’s authority and direction.”184 NC App 183 (06-945 June 19, 2007 ” The Honorable Court in the same case also stated… “[b]ased on the plain language of our statutory law governing social services and the provision of child protective services, the Department of Human Resources has substantial and official control over the provision of child protective services and designates the county director as the person responsible for carrying out the policies formulated by the Department, through the Social Services Commission and the Division of Social Services. “Thus, in practice, as well as in name, the role of the County Director in the delivery of [child protective] services is that of an agent. Like the agent, the County Director acts on behalf of the Department of HumanResources and is subject to its control with respect to the actions he takes on its behalf.” “184 NC App 183 (06-945 June 19, 2007)”
So yes, “The North Carolina Department of Social Service or North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services does have the “authority to change the county’s decision or in any way instruct them to do so.” You are also liable for any wrongs that they commit, and laws that they break and so on. So if you would please forward this e-mail to the Director of North Carolina Health and Human Services, I would really like to take this issue up directly with him, since he is the Principle in this case.
See the problem here, I believe is that although your offices knows that Wilkes County Department of Social Services broke the law, falsified documents, lied, acted unethically, and came after us solely for the purpose of discrediting our complaints against them, you don’t want to admit that wrong. Because you were well aware of what was happening and therefore your office is just as guilty of their actions as they are.
Third, I will address this comment from your e-mail. “Furthermore, the concerns you share do not validate removal of the substantiation as it is the information and evidence gathered during the course of a protective services investigative assessment that justifies the case decision.” During the course of a protective services investigative assessment…First the Safety assessment from 8-17-06 is a forgery and falsified document. Second, the risk assessment and family strengths and needs filled out on or about 10-11-06, occurred before Allison Baker have ever investigated us, been to our home or even met Child’s name removed father, my husband (Name removed by poster); so that too is a falsified document, both of these documents are relied upon to make case decisions, therefore the case decision made against us is based on fabrications, forgeries, and lies. Furthermore, the DSS information given to Dr. Powell to “aid” him in his psychological assessment was also based on these same fabrications, forgeries and lies. Allison Baker was also the first person who met with Dr. Powell and frankly God only knows what lies she told him, since she was certainly trying desperately to cover her ass at the time. Everything in their case decision was based either on a lie, a forgery, or a falsification therefore it is unethical for this bogus substantiation against us to remain in place. I will state again for the record, I was told to get pictures of the bruises by Allison Baker numerous times. Allison Baker was well aware that I had videotaped the bruises and did not have a problem with it. I only videotaped the bruised 2 times, neglect has to be more that one or two incidents and must be on going at the time of the decision. Furthermore I never questioned the child, (name removed by poster) as to how she received the bruises, you never hear me ask her one question about it on the videotape, so that part is a lie. I will again state for the record that My husband(name removed by poster) and I did not argue with the mother (name removed by poster) in the child’s (name removed by poster) presence, we did not scream and cuss at her. That part is a lie. Yes I did call the mother, (named removed by poster) on two occasion and inform her that I had made dentist appointment’s for the child (name removed by poster) and yes I may have been a little snooty during those calls, but there was never any indication that the child (name removed by poster) heard those messages, therefore if the child (name removed by poster) did not hear those messages, then they did not effect her in anyway and that is not any type of abuse. In Dr. Powell’s report he said that it was wrong for the father (name removed by poster) to call his daughter and leave a message that said, “hey baby (name removed) it is Daddy, I love you and I miss you.” Dr. Powell said that this was wrong because it upset the mother’s (name removed) significant other, that is ridiculous!!! How can it be wrong to tell your child you love them and miss them. It’s not. I will also state again for the record that Dr. Powell diagnosised the mother (name removed) with a severe personality disorder that, “no amount of therapy or medicine can help.” Yet even with this diagnoses and knowing that no one, no even DSS could get along with her, (name removed) because her personality disorder made it impossible, we were substantiated against for parent’s inability to get along. This is no such statute that says anything about neglect being parent’s inability to get along. If that were the case you would have to substaniate against all parents going through a divorce, custody dispute, or even choosing which soccer team their child would play for. This is a trumped up charge, plain and simple.
Furthermore, Wilkes County could not even get her to work with them, so they need to by their own way of thinking substantiate against their selves. Our concerns have never been taken seriously, because if they had the substantiation against us would have been removed a long time ago.
Lawdoll (name removed)
Then in a later email I wrote:
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Monday, October 27, 2008 2:47 PM
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View contact details To: email@example.com, “Ruth Walker” <firstname.lastname@example.org>, “Kevin Kelley” <email@example.com>Message contains attachmentscounty dss agent of DHHS.pdf (46KB), authorization4evaluation.pdf (27KB)
I would also like to point out that the psychological evaluation obtained by WCDSS, was obtained by other than honorable (illegal) means. My husband, name removed and the mother (name removed) were tricked into signing the consent form by Allison Baker, who lead them to believe that they had no choice.
This evaluation would not even hold up in court and would be thrown out because it was illegally obtained. I have attached a copy of it here. As you can clearly see by the document the DSS director box is checked…”when acting as a temporary guardian of child found abandoned or without natural guardian…” You cannot force people to sign documents with threats! Donnie Bumgarner did not have temporary custody of the child (name removed) at the time this document was signed…Nor did he ever. The father (name removed and the mother (name removed) were forced to sign this document by coercion, and bullying and a court would never have allowed the evaluation to be presented because it was illegally obtain…fruit of the poisoned tree.
Therefore, legally, I don’t believe that WCDSS could use this evaluation in their “investigation” of us. Furthermore, as I explained in my earlier e-mail, everything that Dr. Powell received from DSS was based on lies and fabrications. The substantiation against all of us needs to be removed due to the illegal and unethical behavior during the course of the DSS investigation.
Lawdoll (name removed by poster)
MY FINAL RESPONSE TO MS. PULLEN
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Monday, November 24, 2008 5:31 PM
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Dear Ms. Pullen:
I have not heard back from you regarding my response to your previous e-mail. It seems to me that my information about NCDSS being the principle while, WCDSS is the agent who answers to the Principle is correct. Therefore, I have written and asked Dempsey Benton to conduct an investigation into this case.
Every time I have ever spoken with or corresponded with you the information that you have told me has been incorrect, when I point out the truth, then I receive no response back from you. I would appreciate it if you would just pass my complaint onto someone else. Preferably someone who will respond in a timely manner.
Lawdoll (name removed by poster)
As you can see from their responses these people will make up any excuse in order for this not to be their responsibilty…I have come to the conclusion that idoits are running the departments that are supposed to protect our children.