I thought my days of fighting off Child Protective Services problems were somewhat over with, but obviously, there are still demons in the pit I've got to expose...starting with Christine Williams' story that she told and re-told to me today in a sit-down interview:
-- Her daughter, Destiny Briggs, fought off a CPS attempt to take away her lovely daughter Aaliyah in Round 1 of a battle --- she later won full custody of the children. This first case involved Destiny living with a friend and her daughter, plus this friend's mother. The mother was reportedly an alcoholic and pill-popper who got angry with Destiny one day and left threatening voicemails on her phone that said something to the effect of, "I'll make sure you never see your kid again..."
-- During that first CPS battle, Destiny's little daughter was temporarily placed with a LaDonna Garrett and her husband. After the CPS situation was resolved and Destiny won full custody (Ellis County's jurisdiction was set because Destiny's friend lived in Waxahachie...and so the mom made accusations in Ellis County, hence CPS becoming involved -- and later, CPS lawyers rejected attempts to transfer the case to Tarrant County CPS officials.)
-- Bizarrely, this LaDonna Garrett had photos upon photos upon photos of cute little Aaliyah (such a pretty name) all over her house, but not a single one, according to Christine Williams, of her biological son.
-- It recently slipped out in Court at Law No. 1 (Judge Greg Wilhelm, R-Midlothian, presiding) between Destiny's lawyer and the baby's lawyer that LaDonna had made "hysterical" phone calls crying and wishing for the adoption of this baby Aaliyah.
-- Christine Williams and her daughter Destiny (mother of Aaliyah) have tried and tried to get Greg Wilhelm to stop this repeated call for mediation. He has ruled such mediation twice now, according to Christine. Judge Wilhelm has not heard all of the facts of this case as to why LaDonna Garrett is insisting on adopting the child (Aaliyah.)
Where it gets weird is that there is a motion for "temporary custody awaiting adoption" -- according to Christine Williams -- that LaDonna Garrett has got going in Court at Law No. 1. I'm sure there are many details left to flesh out in this ordeal, but Garrett has reportedly bragged about having many family members in law enforcement, including an extremely nice, cordial uncle who works at the Court at Law offices (or at least did when the offices were at the old Walmart building in Waxahachie.) Her Facebook friends page has a "Wilhelm" listed...though Christine Williams says she's unsure if there's any relation to the judge, but should this become an issue? We'll see...
Though Christine Williams says CPS is not involved in Round 2, I think they are...behind the scenes or what-not. CPS doesn't forget people who beat them...case in point: Mark Griffith's clients, the Daubitz family, defeated CPS in a civil case (jury trial) and in a subsequent criminal matter. CPS is the most unaccountable organization in Texas. It answers to no one other than juries, and still, that hasn't stopped them from enacting political revenge from prosecutors via their court-connections.
Again, there are many details to be fleshed out in the coming days...but right now, there are mediation hearings and Aaliyah's family does not want to give the child up for adoption to LaDonna Garrett, or to anyone.
How in the hell can a court set a motion for the adoption of a child even after Destiny Briggs was awarded full custody of the child in Round 1?
Does not make sense in the slightest...
The Court of Public Opinion is now in session. I'll be the judge, but I'll let the public opinion sway whichever way...I want justice to be done for little Aaliyah, and if there are any subversive tactics being used to steal a child away from a parent, they will have me to contend with.
Because my CPS record is spotless...to quote Mark Griffith:
"You are to journalism what I am to law."
Now you talk about a huge compliment...