Rally to free Karen Velie’s grandchildren
December 5, 2013
OPINION by SAUNDRA MURRAY KING
It’s time for the masses to gather together and protest against the subjective cruelties of San Luis Obispo County Child Welfare Services. While we do need to have a watchdog for the protection of our children, it’s another thing when they use subjective decisions to demonstrate an abusive power — a power that tears families apart and subjects the children to more abusive behavior.
Karen Velie’s grandchildren are in the custody of CWS. They were originally supposed to be in CWS custody for a couple of days for a “dirty house.” That was in July. They are still in custody and are only given a one hour visit a week with their mother. The children are depressed and suffering. Who is the county trying to punish?
Enough is enough! Help bring the kids back home by joining me at a rally Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 8:30 a.m. in front of the County Government Center at 1055 Monterey Street in San Luis Obispo. Bring signs to send a message to the County Board of Supervisors that it is unacceptable to ignore suffering children.
It’s time for a good, old fashioned protest. It’s time to let everyone know that we will stand up and make our voices heard. It’s time to do our part to right a wrong. It’s way past time for CWS to do their proper job and reunite Karen Velie’s family.
See you Tuesday morning.