CPS At Fault In 2 More Child Deaths

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Insist on Realignment of CPS

Investigation Faults NYC Child Welfare Agency in 2 Deaths

The long arm of CPS is very obvious in the latter part of this article, as the media attempts to downplay the severity of these Children’s deaths and suffering.  The corruption within CPS has ruined too many families, stolen too many of Our Children’s futures, and finally have been seen for what they are by at least 2 or more Federal Judges just in the last months.

How can over 3,000,000 reports of Child Abuse yearly equal just 686,000 legitimate cases?   Now you think about one thing, less than 25% of the cases of Child Abuse are reported, so in reality, that translates to over 12,000,000 instances of Child Abuse happen yearly.
~Robert StrongBow~

NEW YORK  –  “The children were placed in danger due to lax supervision by the Administration for Children’s Services and that the agency, known as ACS, failed to follow its own rules.”

New York City’s child welfare agency failed to protect two children who died and a third who was starved by his parents and nearly died in 2014, a report released Tuesday says.

The report by the city Department of Investigation found that the children were placed in danger due to lax supervision by the Administration for Children’s Services and that the agency, known as ACS, failed to follow its own rules.

“Our investigation demonstrated that in several instances ACS failed to property investigate allegations of child abuse and as a result missed opportunities to protect children,” department commissioner Mark G. Peters said.

ACS spokeswoman Jill Krauss said Mayor Bill de Blasio has invested more than $100 million to strengthen the child welfare system since the three cases happened.  The new funding has allowed the agency to hire 700 new staff members and reduce caseloads to “a historic low” of 10 to 12 children per caseworker, Krauss said.

The children in the three cases were identified by aliases to protect their privacy.

One of the cases involved a child who was abused and starved by his parents for at least two years before he was removed from the home.  The child is now in foster care and criminal cases against his parents are pending.

Another child died at home under suspicious circumstances.  During the 12 years prior to his death, ACS had investigated 11 reports of abuse concerning the boy’s mother.  The description appears to match the death of 4-year-old Juan Sanchez on April 29, 2014.  No one was charged in his death.

The third child was beaten to death by her mother, who is now serving a lengthy prison sentenceThe girl died despite a 12-year history of interventions by ACS into the mother’s parenting ability, the report said.

Some advocates said the focus on tragic deaths of children should not obscure the work that social service agencies do to support families in difficult circumstances.

“It’s unclear how much generalizing one can do from three admittedly horrible cases,” said Susan Jacobs, special counsel to the Center for Family Representation, which represents parents in family court.  “Every single day parents who struggle with the conditions of living in poverty are successfully reunited with their children with the help of many support services and advocacy efforts.”

Richard Wexler, executive director of the National Coalition for Child Protection Reform, said that while it’s possible to learn from ACS’ worst failures, “those failures don’t, in and of themselves, tell us what is systemically wrong with ACS, or any other agency.”

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.”

Physical Abuse By School Employee

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Indifference toward Child Abuse is wrong

Milwaukee Teacher’s Aide Fired, Charged With Child Abuse

By The Associated Press • Milwaukee  –  April 22, 2016

The Milwaukee Public Schools system says a teacher’s aide has been fired after pushing a student to the floor in an incident caught on video.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports the incident happened Wednesday at Bay View High School.  Thirty-nine-year-old Jasmine Pennix was charged Friday with felony child abuse, with bail set at $2,500. Court records don’t list an attorney for him.  His next hearing is May 10.

The complaint says Pennix pushed the 14-year-old boy to the floor and held him there by the neck.  It says he was taken to a hospital with injuries to his neck, hips and back.

School spokesman Tony Tagliavia says the aide was removed from the classroom as soon as administrators knew about the incident.

Tagliavia calls the incident “deeply disturbing.”

Four Social Workers Charged

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Grandparents Sandra and Robert Fernandez

Social workers knew about suicide note abused boy was forced to write, family says

Four Los Angeles County social workers have been charged with felony child abuse and falsifying public records in the 2012 death of 8-year-old Gabriel Fernandez, of Sylmar, California.

The dead boy’s mother, Pearl Fernandez, and her boyfriend, Isauro Aguirre, are currently awaiting trial on charges of capital murder and torture.

Court records indicate more than 60 complaints were lodged with county Department of Children and Family Services about the mother.

County prosecutors allege DCFS employees Stefanie Rodriguez, Patricia Clement, Kevin Bom and Gregory Merritt were negligent in allowing “the significance of the physical, mental and emotional injuries that Gabriel suffered … [and] allowed a vulnerable boy to remain at home and continue to be abused.”

The four have been charged with one felony count of child abuse and one felony count of falsifying public records.

The boy’s mother and her boyfriend have pleaded not guilty to charges of beating the kid to death, shooting him in the chest and groin with a BB gun, knocking out his teeth, forcing him to eat his own vomit, drenching him with pepper spray and locking him in a cabinet in their bedroom with a sock stuffed in his mouth to silence his screams, according to court records.

Amanda Navarez, a family friend of Gabriel’s cousin, said she was shocked when she learned about the extent of the boy’s abuse.

“This was beyond abuse.  It was torture,” Navarez told Fox News Latino.  “We need a change in the system. DCFS needs to be restructured.  I’m just hoping they don’t drop charges to lesser charges.  We pay tax dollars for these people [social workers] and the union protects them.”

Fox News Latino attempted to contact Deputy District Attorney, John Hatami, handing the prosecution’s case and was told by DA spokesperson Ricardo Santiago, Hatami is not giving interviews at this time.

The fact that the social workers have also been prosecuted with criminal charges makes this case rare and historic for child welfare.

One of the most damning charges is a suicide note that Gabriel wrote, that according to court records, the social workers knew about.

“He was forced to write the suicide note, so that Pearl and Isauro could say it was his fault.  They say he did things to himself.  The truth is he played with dolls, and they claimed he was gay, and they hated that,” Emily Carranza, Gabriel’s cousin, told FNL.

Shortly before Gabriel’s death, the caseworkers decided to close his case.

At their arraignment last week, the social workers did not enter pleas, pending another hearing later this month.  Superior Court Judge Sergio Tapia set bail for each at $100,000.

“Social workers play a vital role in society.  We entrust them to protect our children from harm,” Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey said in a statement.  “When their negligence is so great as to become criminal, young lives are put at risk.  We believe these social workers were criminally negligent and performed their legal duties with willful disregard for Gabriel’s well-being.”

If convicted of child abuse and falsifying records, the social workers could face as much as 10 years in prison.

Prior to living with his mother and her boyfriend, Gabriel had lived with his grandparents, starting at a month old.

Gabriel’s grandfather, Robert, told police he lost custody of the boy when his daughter took him to a barbecue and refused to return him.  She later returned with sheriff’s deputies, who claimed she had rights to Gabriel because she was his biological mother.

Within eight months living in his mother and boyfriend’s care, Gabriel’s teacher, Jennifer Garcia, reported physical signs of abuse to social workers.  It’s been reported that the abuse continued to get more severe.

Calls to Pearl and Aguirre’s attorneys for comment were not answered by press time.

The teacher first reported the abuse when Gabriel said his mother would hit him with a belt buckle until he bled.  He asked her if that was normal.

“I called the social worker several times after that incident,” Garcia told The Antelope Valley Times, saying she had the caseworker’s number on speed dial.  “She [Pearl Fernandez, Gabriel’s mother] made him wear girls’ clothes to school once, saying it was to embarrass him.”

Additionally, Gabriel told her that he wanted to go back to living with his grandparents, Garcia told the newspaper.

The boy’s grandfather told the Antelope Valley Times that he heard rumors of Pearl’s neighbors also reporting the abuse.

“Pearl gave Gabriel up as soon as he was born.  There was no bonding with him as an infant.  I’ve heard rumors that she [Pearl] was abused herself by Robert, who I’ve also heard is gang affiliated,” Navarez told FNL.

She added: “Isauro [the boyfriend] was always a bully, I’ve heard from friends, even though on the outside he appeared to be very nice.”

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