Joining the nurses were several area teachers who explained alarming mental health issues related to students whose parents put them in divorce court; One teacher described how a student had written in a journal with a note; “Please Read”, where the teacher found vivid descriptions of horrific child abuse the student had suffered at the hands of her own father. As a mandated reporter, the teacher reported the journal entry to the school psychologist. The teacher later learned the district attorney had been called, but had done nothing. The child was forced to return to her father, and court orders kept her entirely from her mother.
As more nurses appeared joined the discussion over local divorce and custody cases, horrific crimes of abuse, fraud and horrific stories revealed that these cases are being fueled by a core group of family lawyers who have avoided prosecution because of kickbacks to the local district attorney through Santa Clara University. Many described complaints to the State Bar and county politicians had simply been ignored.
One nurse who neighbor is an attorney at the State Bar said that the Bar has known lawyers are committing crimes and not being disbarred, or prosecuted based on secret deals with government lawyers in Santa Clara County, Contra Costa, Sacramento and Orange County.
During the strike, buttons and stickers circulated and nurses, teachers and doctors appeared to be committed to getting these stories told, and bad lawyers recalled or removed from office by working across county lines and in Sacramento to bring attention to the state’s law makers.