Saturday, March 22, 2014

"Are You Serious?" Awards - Volume X: Deaf Ears Turned Towards Cries For Help


It's always sad when I find this week's winner first thing on a Monday morning. 

And when I discovered this story, I only regret I hadn't known about it years ago.  After all, I pride myself on having been gifted by God with a BIG MOUTH for a reason.

Sadly, I somehow missed this story on CNN posted back in October of 2013:  http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/29/us/oklahoma-boy-death/




 Are you SERIOUS?!

It took me some incredible intestinal fortitude to get through all of the information I was forced to consume in order to write today's post.  As a mother, not only did my heart break, but my ire flared as I saw one of my lifelong adages proven true in startling reality...

"The child 'welfare' system is no welfare at all!"

The utter disregard for this boy's life, despite the fact that the DHS received over 20 calls from his adult sister who was worried about Quinten's mistreatment and neglect, ought to make all of us pay much closer attention to the way our government programs and employees work.

I will let you decide if you have the emotional wherewithal to read the details.  I have left you with plenty in the way of links to the story in this post.

While we should be rejoicing that at least these workers were criminally charged, that doesn't bring young Quinten back to life.  It would have been far better to never have this awful case occur in the first place.

Hopefully, at the very least, articles like this one will bring attention to situations like this that occur in other negligent agency offices in America.

~ Barb Dittrich

*Do YOU have a nominee for a future "Are You SERIOUS?" Award?  E-mail us a link to the story with any of your own personal insights to barb@snappin.org 

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