Stop Child Abuse
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Our current system to protect the innocent children living in abusive households is broken.
Physical and sexual abuse of our children gets reported on TV, in newspapers and on the internet on a daily basis.
Children are being murdered by their parents, step parents and adoptive parents at what seams to be at an increasing rate.
Someone goes to jail, but that doesn't stop it from happening to the next child.
Child welfare officers and social workers are not enough!
The system needs changed. New laws need enacted that will provide for more follow up when a complaint is registered. New laws need enacted that will provide for mandated child counseling when a complaint is registered so that a child will feel safe enough to speak to someone about the abuses so it can be identified and stopped!
Family home inspections need to be done on weekends and nites when least expected.
Children that do not attend school need to be better accounted for.
BELOW IS A PORTION OF A RECENT NEWS ARTICLE
"The girl's partially dissolved corpse was discovered in a black bag in his truck at the side of a busy Florida motorway, alongside the 10-year-old boy who was so heavily soaked in acid that emergency workers fell sick from the toxic fumes while helping to save him.
Barahona has since confessed to police that he put his dead daughter in the truck and drove off with the intention of killing himself.
The Department of Children and Families said that the twins were placed in foster care with the Barahonas in 2005.
In that year they were investigated three times yet the couple were allowed to legally adopt the children in 2009.
The DCF received a report eight months ago that something was not right at the children's home in Miami.
The person who called the abuse hotline noted that Nubia had been acting 'inappropriately' and had been suffering from 'uncontrollable' hunger.
She was also said to have become very thin, was losing her hair, was 'nervous and jittery' and had started stealing food."
This issue needs addressed by our Federally elected officials. An overhaul of the system must be a priority. Every day that is wasted, another child is living their own worst nightmare.
We are demanding that our elected officials protect our children! Change is needed NOW!
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