Wednesday, October 11, 2006
Is Gov. Granholm A Pervert by Akindele Akinyemi
Is this woman sick or what? Not only she supports same sex marriage and abortions but now she tried to hide this cover up. No news organization have covered this.
The Michigan Republican Party today released over 100 pages of documents outlining sexual and physical abuse of juveniles in the Wayne County Juvenile Detention Facility (WCJDF) under the not so watchful eye of Governor Jennifer Granholm, then Corporation Counsel for Wayne County.
"No one is arguing that the Governor is in favor of abusing children," Michigan Republican Party Chairman Saulius "Saul" Anuzis said today. "This is not an attack on Governor Granholm personally, this is highlighting that Governor Granholm cannot manage and cannot lead this state. We all know about Ricky Holland and Patrick Selepak," Anuzis continued. "What we now know is that this inability to manage cost not only Ricky Holland's life, but many other children the state is supposed to be protecting. Patrick Selepak was not the first man released from prison by mistake to go on a killing spree since this Governor took office. Now we know that this inability to manage, this failure to produce results goes back to Granholm's days in Wayne County as corporation counsel. As you will see in the documents we provide, Granholm knew of abuse, promised results, and failed to deliver."
The Wayne County Juvenile Detention Facility was investigated by the U.S. Department of Justice in December of 1994. They found numerous violations of federal and state law including sexual, physical, and emotional abuse of children by staff members, failure to discipline and investigate employees accused of abuse, inadequate training of staff members, severe overcrowding, inadequate medical care and mental health counseling, and roach and rodent infested kitchens.
Defending the county, Granholm admitted these shortcomings in a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice, stating the "county can address most of the problems within seven weeks." She said that the county would respond "in the form of action" and that there would be "zero tolerance of abuse." Granholm went on to say that Wayne County has the "means and intent to produce lasting results," and that "the will exerted to move these corrections forward is historic." Sadly, the abuse continued for four more years and went unchecked by Granholm and other Wayne County officials.
"If it wasn't bad enough that Granholm failed to act, failed to pursue negligent and abusive employees with criminal charges," Anuzis said. "In fact, at least one staff member reported abuse directly to Granholm's office and she still refused to request a criminal investigation."
Granholm also took part in attempting to cover up the horrific abuses of these children.
Numerous employees of the WCJDF were fired for reporting abuses at the facility and sued the county for violating the Federal Whistleblower's Act. As corporation council, Granholm signed off on out of court settlements with these whistleblowers.
"Granholm had a duty and an obligation to protect those children," Anuzis said, "not take part in covering up the abuse and neglect. Indeed, Granholm decided that this detestable behavior was worthy of a promotion-in September of 2004, Granholm appointed Leonard Dixon as the State of Michigan Director of the Bureau of Juvenile Justice. Mr. Dixon worked in Wayne County with Governor Granholm, running the very facility that sexually, physically, and emotionally abused children."