Well, as you might expect, I’m encouraged to read this
And I was rather appalled to read this If you scroll to the bottom and click on the last link, you’ll see what I mean.
I have a question: Why does Child Protective Services exist? If someone is abusing a child, they can be arrested, correct? Why not take the perpetrator out of the home rather than further traumatize the child by taking him/her away from everything familiar? The home could then be monitored, of course, to be safe. Removing a parent suspected of abuse makes FAR more sense than taking the child away. We have come to a point where we are so concerned about the criminal’s rights that the victims are the ones who are punished!
This latest outrage in Texas is only that–the latest. There are thousands of cases where a false report has set in motion a situation that ripped a family to shreds with absolutely no evidence of anything harmful. Later, after it’s all over, the child and parents are left to try to piece together the fragments of their lives.
Why is this system even there? Is there really a reason? CPS encourages anyone to report any suspicion, and even to do it anonymously. Isn’t there something wrong with that?
Accusation without accountability… It’s nothing but an invitation to injustice. Or worse, an atrocity waiting to happen. The system that was supposed to protect has become a monster.