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Originally posted by Heike
Has it ever occurred to any of you that this woman is messed up enough in the head to think that what she was doing was the RIGHT thing, rather than thinking she was torturing the child? Just consider it. ....
Originally posted by paperplanes
The incompetence of social services around the world (no, it isn't just an American problem) is just mind-boggling. An article was posted the other day about the death of a 17-month-old boy in England who had also been the subject of an investigation previously. The state of Florida has also admitted to having lost track of several hundred foster children who were supposed to be under the auspices of the state's social services. These are just a few stories among many. I do not understand why there is such a problem with the child welfare services in the U.S. and abroad. Are the social workers underpaid and behaving carelessly as a result? Are they understaffed? I don't know what the hell is going on. I wonder if this is a new climate, or if child welfare services have always been this awful.
Originally posted by verylowfrequency
That behavior in unacceptable in a civilized society so we put people like this woman in prison because we don't have a better system to alter that behavior.
Rebecca Long and Jon Pomeroy — accused of starving their 14 year old daughter in Carnation — walk out of their arraignment from King County Superior Court Monday morning.