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Halt the Reunification of Children with Abusers

20 Jan 2007 TIME TO MAKE MEANINGFUL CHANGES FOR CHILDREN WITH MORE COMMON SENSE
19 Dec 2006 Arizona Embarrassed
The State of Arizona has been publicly embarrassed by the revelations of rampant child abuse and the inadequacies of a Welfare system that is incapable of protecting the least able to protect themselves, our children...
9 Aug 2006 Death with Dignity
Enough of Tookie Williams! Have we stooped so low that we give top billing to murderers while good, decent people who live honorable lives might get a small obituary in the back of a newspaper?...
1 Apr 2006 April is Child Abuse Awareness Month
Every year, communities across the nation proclaim April as “Child Abuse Awareness Month.” Typically, well meaning child abuse organizations write articles to educate people on parenting skills. They claim that times are stressful and it’s normal when children get on our nerves. They write, ”Don’t throw your child in the air; don’t shake your baby; if you get angry, call someone until you cool down; don’t take it out on your child; and the list goes on and on and on...
21 Feb 2006 Cold Blooded Murderer
Mr. David Howard received a third of a page in the newspaper to tell us why it is wrong to execute a cold blooded murderer...
11 Jan 2006 This Monday is Martin Luther King Day.
This Monday is Martin Luther King Day. He had a dream and delivered a speech entitled “I have a Dream”, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. on August 28, 1963...
11 Jan 2006 Children Cages
The physical and emotional abuse of children yields harmful consequences for society. A growing body of evidence links child abuse and neglect with drug and alcohol abuse, teen pregnancy, youth violence and chronic health problems. It is therefore critical to focus on preventing child abuse and neglect before it starts...
1 Jan 2006 Lost Core Values
On 12/01/05, I wrote a letter to the Ventura County Star titled, “Justice Served” for 4 innocent people who were gunned down by a callous murderer. I wrote that Tookie Williams had 25 years to beg for his life - his victim’s has seconds to beg for theirs. Now this murderer is back in the limelight...
19 Dec 2005 Shame on You Women
Mothers have been the pillars of society for centuries. Let us educate our young men and women and hold them to a higher standard without excuses. Let us rid ourselves of the “Me, Me, Me” mentality when we’re inconvenienced. What we have lost is our ethics and the value we place on life. We have lost our feelings for the helpless, defenseless and for our future generations...
4 Dec 2005 Justice
Tookie’s life lies in the hands of Governor Swarzenegger. Clemency or death – the Governor must decide.
2 Dec 2005 Williams' death will serve justice
Stanley "Tookie" Williams' life lies in the hands of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Clemency or death -- the governor must decide. Why so much hysteria? It sounds quite simple to me. I believe in something called justice -- a term many have tossed aside lately. Have you ever looked up the definition of "justice"? ...
18 Jul 2005 Shameless behavior of our Senators & Assemplypersons
I recently visited the Capitol in Sacramento to testify in regards to Senate Bill 33 and I write this letter to the editor with a heavy heart. There is a law on the books (1203.066 Penal Code) that simply says if you rape your child or a child living in your household, you can be granted probation, counseling, and residency in the home for the same crime that would send you to prison if the child you raped was a neighbor...
26 Feb 2005 Misguided Priorities
A section - Front page news: “Hundreds morn dead animal at vigil” Demands made for stronger rules for exotic animals. Photos of a child standing next to a stuffed tiger during a vigil for the tiger that was shot to death by authorities. B Section - Front page news: Hueneme City Hall’s ‘Shady Lady’ Dies. Photo of a black cat that was adopted by Port Hueneme city workers in 1984...
26 Feb 2005 Morning dead Animals?
A section - Front page news: “Hundreds morn dead animal at vigil” Demands made for stronger rules for exotic animals. Photos of a very young female child on the verge of tears standing next to a stuffed tiger during a vigil of the tiger that was shot to death by authorities. B Section - Front page news: Hueneme City Hall’s ‘Shady Lady’ Dies. Photo of a black cat that was adopted by Port Hueneme city workers in 1984.
20 Jan 2005 American Child
SAN ANTONIO, Texas (AP) -- More than 200 Texas children died from abuse or neglect in the past fiscal year, up 11 percent from the previous year and double the number from previous years. January 15, 2005 Tenn., "where parents of a small child received probation for the death of their child." PROBATION? ...
20 Jan 2005 AMERICAN CHILD
Article dated January 15, 2005, “where parents of a small child received probation for the death of their child.” PROBATION?..
20 Apr 2004 Dear Senator Migden
During the testimony you commented that you felt that Probation had done much in the past few years. Your statement is somewhat true, but not entirely.
5 Jan 2004 Letter to Supervisor Flynn
Recently you e-mailed me asking that I share my knowledge on the law when it comes to the safety of children. The entire issue of returning abused children to their abusers is based on Title 42 of the United States Code. And, as you so well know, those who wish to receive Federal funds must abide by their rules. In this case, Title 42
1 Dec 2003 Arizona Child
The year 2003 has been a horrific year for the State of Arizona. Governor Janet Napolitano began the year calling for reform in Child Protective Services before the newspaper, Arizona Republic, began a series of stories that brought to the fore the apparent lack of concern by CPS for the children they were supposedly created to protect. As in every such scenario fingers are pointed, quick solutions are touted, and little gains are made...
14 Nov 2003 The 8th Deadly Sin
Most people have heard of the Seven Deadly Sins, Pride, Envy, Gluttony, Lust, Anger (Wrath), Greed, and sloth.When an adult takes advantage of a weaker and physically defenseless individual for his or her self gratification...
20 Mar 2003 Foster Care, The Real Core for Children
His voice comes to me, slowly and distinctly. In the early-evening gloom of a snowy day I can barely see his face across the room."I mean, the foster-care system. It must have been working at one time or else they wouldn't have put it together, would they?"I don't know the answer to that question, so I just nod."It's like having a big puzzle, but if you lose a piece it won't work.""What piece have they lost?" I ask.He looks away from me and then back again."They've lost its core. Foster care only works when you're in it for your heart."...
5 Feb 2003 Death
On June 28, 2001, I wrote a commentary about the case of the small toddler who died a tortuous death by the hands of a drug addict’s boyfriend.This coward broke this child’s arm, stuffed socks into his mouth to muffle the terrified toddler’s cries of pain, slapped his face until his nose and mouth bled, shot rubber bands at his genitals and tied his wrists and ankles to keep him still. Blistering wounds formed, never healed and finally stopped when his painful death occurred some two months later...
19 Dec 2002 The San Francisco Chronicle
The San Francisco Chronicle (www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article) on 12-28-2002 published the report of an 8 month old child in foster care who died at the hands of his father during an unsupervised visit, despite previous reported incidents of child abuse by the father...