Thursday, November 03, 2005

So Sad

Along side the heart warming news about the two little girls there is a disturbing article in the local section. According to the Kern County Citizen Review Panel, Kern County Child Protective Services, “Significantly underreport allegations of sexual and physical child abuse.” As with most child protective departments, the CPS is short staffed and back logged. Reports go ignored and workers are moved around rather than removed for infractions. In the meantime the children of Kern County go on being abused, neglected, and in some cases killed, by those charged with their care.

It makes me sick.