The level that some people take child abuse to never ceases to amaze me. My wife works as a child advocate here in the Broward / Dade area so she always knows about these things. I try not to turn away from these articles... but they need to be read, if for no other reason than to be reminded there are monsters among us.
Here's part of the problem, people not doing enough, or laws not protecting innocent children.
Florida Department of Children and Families spokeswoman Lissette Valdes-Valle said they are investigating the incident and have a history with the family.
"In each investigation that we do, we need the medical examination report from the Child Protection Team to establish if there was abuse or neglect," Valdes-Valle said. "It would be imprudent on our part to rush to judgments without having all of the facts."
From the way the boy was described, he wasn't a typical healthy looking child, scars and bones showing under the skin. How can they say it would be "rushing to judgments?"
Any incorrect procedural action that makes it harder to secure a conviction is to be avoided. They have to look at the bigger picture, which is hard to look at face on: that abusers rarely stop at one child. So making sure of their case is essential, even if it takes longer.
_________________________ If it's brokenless, don't suffix it...
I saw this on television this morning on the internet. Really pathetic indeed. There are no words to describe the psychological and physical torment this child went through.The wrong people in life have children sometimes.
Don't need to . . . convict them, send them to prison, and the inmates will do the job. Read recently of a child murderer that mysteriously ended up dead in prison. Can you imagine that? What a shocker !
Nuc - you've a stronger stomach than I. I feel I don't have to know all the gorey details... I know it's there and am aware and would report any I saw in a heartbeat. It's very pathetic. Imagine what it was like 80 years ago before child labor laws (hear that Newt), and protective services.
Brings up another point, I didn't see either of these in the Constitution ! To the Libertarians and strict Republicans, go tell a beaten child or woman we don't need these.
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