Category Archives: Better Laws

Facebook Child Abuse Video

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Facebook video of Colorado Child Abuse

DA investigating Facebook video of alleged
Child Abuse

Weld County, Colorado  –  Authorities are investigating a video posted on Facebook that allegedly shows a Colorado toddler being abused.

Several people emailed the video to Denver7 concerned about the welfare of the child.

Denver police told Denver7 that detectives investigated the video Tuesday, determined the incident happened in Lochbuie and contacted authorities there.

Aurora police said its detectives also investigated.  They posted on Facebook, “APD began investigating this as soon as we were made aware of the video and discovered that this act of abuse did not take place in Aurora and that it occurred in Weld County.”

Lochbuie Police Chief told Denver7, “The case has been forwarded to the district attorney’s office for prosecution.”

Police were unable to release the child’s age or current situation.

“We ask that if you have access to this video that you do not share it on social media to respect the privacy of the young victim in this case,” Aurora police said.

Denver7 is not sharing the video, or the names of those involved, to protect the child and the child’s identity.

Child Abuse Unimportant To NY Big 3

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Child Abuse unimportant to 3 NY Law Makers

New York State’s big three politicians don’t have time to discuss reforms to
Child Abuse law

See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil — and for good measure — confront no evil.

In other words, Albany’s three men in a room still don’t have time to talk about the rights of child sex abuse victims.

One refused to meet with a sex abuse survivor.  One had no public schedule and his office didn’t return calls.  A third was so annoyed that a reporter dared to ask him about the issue, he made it sound like he was under attack.

“No, stop,” whined Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie (D-Bronx), waving off a Daily News reporter on Wednesday.

The News wanted to know if the Assembly was going to take action on efforts to reform the statute of limitations on child sex abuse. Currently, child sex abuse survivors in New York are unable to bring civil or criminal charges against their abusers after their 23rd birthday.

The legislative session ends on June 16.  Between now and then, lawmakers are generally scheduled to work only three days a week. They’re off Thursday and Friday of this week.

See you on Monday.

Sex abuse survivor and advocate for reform, Kathryn Robb, had no luck with Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan after days of trying to arrange a face-to-face meeting with the Long Island Republican.

After several emails and phone calls with his office, Robb received a rejection through one of Flanagan’s staffers.

“Why can’t he take 10 minutes to meet with us?” Robb asked.

Her frustration was in large part due to her and other advocates’ failed attempt last week to score facetime with Flanagan by showing up at his office.  After a chat with an aide, Robb said she was told she needed to schedule a meeting with Flanagan who wields tremendous influence over what legislation is brought to the Senate floor for a vote.

On Wednesday she got official word that meeting couldn’t happen.

“Senator Flanagan is unable to meet,” staffer Lisa Bruno wrote to Robb, 56.

Robb, who said she and her sister endured sexual abuse at the hands of their brother in the late 1960s and 1970s, asked if there were any other days when Flanagan would be available.  She was instead referred to his senior staff.

“Unfriendly, chilly, very uncooperative — that would be an understatement — to just listen to people talk!” Robb said, describing her interactions with Flanagan’s office.  “This is really significant legislation!”

Flanagan spokesman Scott Reif challenged Robb’s characterization.

“That is absolutely not true — the assertion that anyone was unfriendly, that anyone rejected a meeting,” Reif said

“The meeting was set up for next week,” he added, referring to the sit-down with senior staff, but not Flanagan.

Robb, undaunted, said she would be joined by six other advocates on Monday for a return visit to Albany politicians’ offices.

“We’re really committed.  We’re calling it a civil rights movement for children.  That’s what it is,” Robb said.

A clearly annoyed Heastie dismissed The News’ coverage of the issue as he ducked into his office.

“You guys have already made your opinion known,” he added referring to recent Daily News front pages.

“I have no comment.”

On Tuesday, The News published on its front page the photographs and office numbers of Heastie, Flanagan and Gov. Cuomo, urging New Yorkers to call them and demand action on the statute of limitations.

Heastie has previously told The News he needs to discuss legislation with Assembly Democrats.

Cuomo, whose office has said “those who are guilty of sexual abuse should be held accountable and due process must be maintained,” was not in Albany Wednesday.

His office did not respond to an inquiry from The News.

There are several bills under consideration that would change the state’s statute of limitations on sex abuse claims.

One bill, proposed by Assemblywoman Margaret Markey (D-Queens), would end the statute of limitations for civil lawsuits involving cases of child sexual abuse and allow a one-year window for victims whose cases are currently time-barred to sue.

Another bill would extend the time in which victims can sue from 23 to 28.  A third would eliminate both the civil and criminal statutes of limitations.

There is no time limit in New York State for prosecuting first-degree rape.

Mother Of 2 Toddlers Found

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House where “Horrific” Child Abuse was discovered

Mother of 2 Children Found in San Antonio Child Abuse Case

San Antonio, TX  –  San Antonio authorities report they’ve located the mother of two of the eight children found unsupervised in a major child abuse case.

A spokesman for the Bexar County sheriff’s office told the San Antonio Express-News that the woman was found in California.

Authorities have already arrested the mother of the remaining six children, Porucha Phillips, and charged her with two counts of injury to a child.

The children were found unattended in a San Antonio home.

Authorities say 2-year-old boy was chained in the backyard and a 3-year-old girl was tied to a door with a dog leash.

It’s unclear whether the other woman will also be charged.  The sheriff’s office did not immediately respond to a message from The Associated Press.

Information from: San Antonio Express-News, http://www.mysanantonio.com 

Horrific Child Abuse Case

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House where “Horrific” Child Abuse was discovered

8 children rescued from San Antonio home

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Authorities have rescued eight unsupervised children from a San Antonio home where a two-year-old boy was chained to the ground in the backyard and a three-year-old girl was tied to a door with a dog leash, sheriff’s officials said Friday.

Deputies arrived at the home after receiving a call just before midnight about a child crying for a long time,  Bexar County Sheriff’s Office spokesman James Keith said.  The deputies didn’t get a response when they knocked on the front door, and when they looked in the backyard they discovered the two restrained children.

“It makes you sick to see something like this.  It makes you angry… This is as disturbing as it gets,” Keith told CBS affiliate KENS.

“To call this horrific would be an understatement,” he added.

The boy had a metal chain strapped around his ankle, with the other end of the chain fixed to the ground, Keith said, adding: “It was the same kind of setup you would use for a dog.”  Both children were taken to the hospital, and the girl was being treated for a broken arm, he said.

Deputies later found six unsupervised children inside the house on San Antonio’s northeast side.  Two people identified as parents of those six children arrived later and were taken into custody for questioning, Keith said.  The children, between the ages of 10 months and 13 years, were placed in the care of child welfare authorities.

The mother of those six children, 34-year-old Porucha Phillips, was later arrested, Keith said.  He said Phillips was being held at a county magistrate’s office facing two charges of injury to a child by omission.  One of the charges alleges serious bodily injury.

Keith said authorities believe that Phillips was also responsible for the two children found outside.  It was unclear if Phillips had an attorney, and The Associated Press couldn’t immediately find a working phone number for her or the home.

The local district attorney’s office didn’t immediately return a message seeking comment, and the name of the father hasn’t been released.

The two children found confined in the backyard also are in the temporary custody of child welfare workers.  Keith said the boy and girl are believed to be siblings, and that authorities were “actively trying to find their parents.”

CPS LIES, COVERUPS, FORGED COURT DOCUMENTS

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Congressional Briefing: Abused and Neglected Children are left vulnerable to Further Harm

Remake Of Groundhog Day:
CPS – The Stepford Years
2002 to 2016

There was another installment of  Leiliana Wright’s death in the Sunday edition of the Dallas Morning News.

I can’t do it, but you can if you want, then you can come back here and see what I found that somehow I missed before.  I will give you a big hint, the hint is right above me in Heading 2, meanwhile I couldn’t find the exact DMN article, but this link right below me will take you to one that is close enough.

Believe it or not, the press gets out of character and throws some CPS people under the bus, but quickly saves them before they get all they deserve.  The really cool part is the bus actually does some decent damage though….

4-year-old Leiliana Wright needed Dallas CPS. It failed at every turn, records show

It’s the same drivel every time one of The Untouchables, or a big handful of The Untouchables get busted:  Overworked, Underpaid, Too Much Paperwork, Underfunded, etc…

Child Abuse And Neglect Laws Aren’t Being Enforced

This is my post from NOT IN MY WORLD!!!! on January 28, 2015.

I missed a very important point, and in doing so I most probably have missed helping countless Children.

How could every state, as far as I can tell, fail to comply with meeting at the very least, minimum Federal Child Welfare Standards since 2001 or 2002????

CAI Holds Congressional Briefing to Unveil New Report:

Shame on U.S.

Failings by All Three Branches of Our Federal Government Leave Abused and Neglected Children Vulnerable to Further Harm
January 27, 2015