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Why aren't any criminal charges pending for the state workers?

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California parole agents spoke to the woman who was held captive by a convicted rapist for 18 years and bore his two children but never bothered to follow up, according to a report obtained by The Associated Press.

The revelation, yet another embarrassment for the state corrections department in the case, details how parole agents missed another opportunity to rescue Jaycee Dugard. It was contained in documents obtained Wednesday under the California Public Records Act.

The report, prepared by the attorney general's office, was sent to lawmakers in advance of their vote last week to settle with the Dugard family for $20 million


Asked by sweet-a-kins at 8:22 AM on Jul. 8, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • duh! they're paying her off...doesn't that make it all ok? (witness my sarcastic voice)

    Answer by lovinangels at 9:01 AM on Jul. 8, 2010

  • Because as GOVERNMENT/STATE/UNION workers, they are able to simply hide behind the fact that they were  "just doing their job," or "follow-ups weren't in their job description" or it's not their job to "go above and beyond," or "they were overloaded with cases," or whatever cockamamie excuse they gave...BUT, since they "technically" did nothing wrong, they will get to keep their job, likely get a promotion and a pay raise--another example of your tax dollars at work!!!  Ain't that just peachy?!


    Answer by LoriKeet at 8:36 AM on Jul. 8, 2010

  • The story is just sickening. I don't believe that any of the workers involved did their job well, none of them should be employed, IMO. I have a friend that's a social worker though, she said that they have so many cases, so little time, and such a tight budget that kids fall through the cracks. Not an excuse, but certainly something to think about. The whole country's social services programs need to be re-evaluated and fixed.

    Answer by Scuba at 8:51 AM on Jul. 8, 2010

  • sweet-a-kins

    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 8:23 AM on Jul. 8, 2010

  • As far as I can tell, union employees are not allowed to think or to do anything outside of their job description. I think this is another indication that the time for unions is over. They should be disbanded.

    Answer by 29again at 3:39 PM on Jul. 8, 2010