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'Serious Questions' for DFCS in Tot's Death


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Kathleen
- 3969 days ago - ajc.com
Child advocate Tom Rawlings said his preliminary review of the death of 16-month-old Amiya Brown raised "serious questions" about the handling of the case by the Fulton County office of the state Division of Family and Children Services.



   

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Past Member (0)
Wednesday July 9, 2008, 6:58 am
How many times have you read my words.......These young girls will hook up with anyone to warm the other side of their cold bed & if their is a child in the picture the childs death certificate may as well be signed ahead of time.

There have been hundreds of babies/children murdered because of a metally ill/disturb teenybopper mother and/or a man she has dragged home to fill in as daddy. These daddys' have no interests in another mans child, all he wants is a bed with a willing and ready body next to him!!!!!!!!!!!!

These babies & children don't count or matter..........Someday there will be a law to prevent a woman child from keeping her baby from birth on.....And I can't wait to see it happend!!!!! And forcefully ties these nitwits tubes!!!!!!!!!!!

READ BELOW...............

Amiya died Wednesday of blunt trauma to the face and head, police said. On Thursday, police charged the girl's mother, LaBoiya Brown, 19, and Brown's boyfriend, 18-year-old Brandon Hall, with child abuse and murder. Both are being held without bail at the Fulton County Jail.

plant trees for life.................
 

Kathleen O (48)
Wednesday July 9, 2008, 5:51 pm
Did you miss the main topic of THIS article? The main topic of this article is that Fulton County office of the state Division of Family and Children Services, the body of people employed - yes, PAID - to protect our children, is very incompetent. Why do tax-payer dollars - and TREMENDOUS amounts of them - go to such an agency, when the agency doesn't accurately provide the service(s) they are funded for? If I had a job, & didn't do what I was paid to do (and we're talking REPEATEDLY here? huh!), I'd be fired -UNLESS, of course, I worked for a "Protective" Services Agency. Even upon admittance by Dannette Smith, director of the Fulton County office of the state Division of Family and Children Services, "Clearly there were gaps in how we provided services and oversight. ...We weren't as aggressive as we should have been in serving the child and family, to make sure she was OK." If not for this NEGLIGENCE ON BEHALF OF THIS CHILD, this child would be alive today. The entire country of Child Protective Services needs to overhauled.....or at least, reformed, desperately!!!

You seem VERY narrow-minded to stereo-type young girls the way you do. There are many wonderful & loving & fit young mothers, just as there are those who behave in the opposite manner. Furthermore, case in point, there are many elder mothers who practice the activities you speak of, just as well as there are "teenyboppers" who do.

After reading these ridiculous insinuations you place generally on "young girls", "teenybopper mothers", "and/or man she has dragged home.......", I truly come to the conclusion that you, my dear, are the one with a mentally ill, disturbed, and dimented mind. You know, there really is a KIND side of life out in the world.....and there's no particular age on it, for it comes in forms through people of ALL ages - young girls included!

Open up your heart, and QUIT hating!!! It isn't good for you, OR the rest of the world......
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday July 9, 2008, 8:42 pm
Narrow minded or not the point is somebody like parents of people like this should be better parents to begin with!! And since child abuse is near epidemic in this country those in a position to make real changes are not doing it.

For starters parenting classes should be a standard mandantory course from kindergartden to 12th grade and pass all test regarding parenting in order to graduate!!!!!!!

The problem is huge for one basic reason, people have no idea of what parenting is and this is especially true the more uneducated one might be simply based on handed down generational patterns of parenting. But there are a thousand other factors involved in bad parenting as a whole. Secondly, birth control information should be handed out like cotton candy & info on safe sex.

Social services agencies are overwhelmed with the shear numbers of cases. But, at the same time these agencies need much better skilled, educated & intuitive workers.

Finally, hatred has nothing at all to do with my comments. I've seen abuse up close and as faraway as my eyes can see.......We all complain, talk about something should be done. Well I'm suggesting what should or could be done to save one more babys life.......Does that sound like hatred to you? I'm just fine with my opinion on this particular subject. I never spit out what I do not belive in........Not for one minute.

How many teenyboppers will get pregnant after seeing the lovely picture of Jamie Spears and her words on the front of People magazine. Far too many girls will not consider big sister Britney has a $25 million bank account and can well afford to have all the babys they want, both of them!!!!!!!!!!!

Afterall, they only thing Britney & Jamie ever learned anything from was a movie star magazine and tagging right behind them are millions of other teenyboppers who for the most part are in poverty to one degree or another and will sink even further as time goes by!!!!!!!!!!

I stand by my words!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PLANT TREES FOR LIFE..................

 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday July 9, 2008, 8:56 pm
Every new parent should be given the following at a prenatal clinic & those who already have small children should read it & teach their children it's meaning. Taken from my Care2 page:

~I Never Knew~~

I never knew my life would be so

complete in the middle of such chaos.

I never knew I could love like that.

I never knew I could hurt like that.

I never knew I could worry like that.

I never knew I could be that proud.

People always warned me that my life would change so much with the entrance of my children.What they forgot to tell me it would change more with their departure toward their own lives.
~~Author Unknown~~

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Children Learn What They Live (2005)
The original poem was written by Dorothy Nolte.....This is an updated version.

by Duen Hsi Yen........The original version was written by a childrens doctor.....I can not think of her name.

If a child lives with criticism, he learns to feel discouraged
If a child lives with hostility, he learns to feel angry
If a child lives with violence, he learns to feel afraid
If a child lives with dishonesty, he learns to feel suspicious
If a child lives with judgement, he learns to feel guilty
If a child lives with ridicule, he learns to feel ashamed
If a child lives with disorder, he learns to feel confused
If a child lives with disappointment, he learns to feel helpless
If a child lives with silence, he learns to feel lonely

BUT

If a child lives with protection, he learns to feel safe
If a child lives with honesty, he learns to feel trustful
If a child lives with peace, he learns to feel calm
If a child lives with sharing, he learns to feel thankful
If a child lives with understanding, he learns to feel encouraged
If a child lives with laughter, he learns to feel happy
If a child lives with creativity, he learns to feel inspired
If a child lives with choice, he learns to feel free
If a child lives with community, he learns to feel supported
If a child lives with accomplishment, he learns to feel confident
If a child lives with meaning, he learns to feel fulfilled
If a child lives with love, he learns to feel tender
If all of us could or would raise children according to this poem, just think how much they would care about the sea, animals, plants, the land, and most of all each other.
....................................

Personal Philosophy On Children:
I firmly believe having one or two children is all anyone of us should ever have, but if you do not want children then that is your right! The state of the world population is staggering in how many of us there are.
To decide not to have or limit how many gives you a chance to really get to know yourself, your children as individuals if they are spaced well. My children are eighten years apart, I did not plan it that way but, am grateful and God gave me exactly what I wanted, a boy & a girl.
I also am adament about waiting as long as possible to have children, mid-thirties is perfect to me now as I look back on when I had my two children.

To hold off as long as possible gives you a chance to really explore what you want and who you are in life and gives Mother Earth a break from feeding all of us.

P.S. I had my children at 20 & 39..........

PLANT TREES FOR LIFE...................
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday July 9, 2008, 8:57 pm
LOL.....Dorothy's name is there....The woman who wrote this.
Hmmmmmmmm.......Didn't notice from my copy/paste......

PLANT TREES FOR LIFE........
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday July 9, 2008, 9:04 pm


I am responsible
for everything I do and say.
I am not responsible
for your response.

PLANT TREES FOR LIFE.......
 

Kathleen O (48)
Thursday October 23, 2008, 3:52 pm
..Bette: ".....These young girls will hook up with anyone to warm the other side of their cold bed & if their is a child in the picture the childs death certificate may as well be signed ahead of time. These babies & children don't count or matter..........Someday there will be a law to prevent a woman child from keeping her baby from birth on.....And I can't wait to see it happend!!!!! And forcefully ties these nitwits tubes!!!!!!!!!!! .............P.S. I had my children at 20 & 39.......... "

Are you a hypocrite? Who are you to blindly stereotype & judge young mothers? You were 20 having a child; in comparison, the girl in this story was 19. Is a 20-year old giving birth not a young mom?
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday October 23, 2008, 4:30 pm
Please do not resort to name calling!! I've had enough of that!!

And 20 is certainly very young in my estimation........I thought I knew all there was to know about parenting when I had my daughter at 20. Guess what, I didn't!!!!!

The best age to have children is in your late 20's or later. I've often said I'd have my son all over again at 39 1/2 if it were possible. By that age I was aware & knew so much more.

And, like so many others here on Care2 name calling does not work, it just inflames the other person and that is the goal......

Grow up!!

PLANT TREES FOR LIFE......HOPILEGENDS.COM/.......
 

Kathleen O (48)
Thursday October 23, 2008, 6:16 pm
Who resorted to name-calling? If you're referring to my comment, please re-read it; because, I simply ASKED you if you are a hypocrite. Why would you get so defensive when such a question is posed to you?

Bette says, "These young girls will hook up with anyone to warm the other side of their cold bed & if their is a child in the picture the childs death certificate may as well be signed ahead of time."

Did you "hook up with anyone to warm your bed", & has a death certificate EVER been signed for your oldest?

Bette says, "These babies & children don't count or matter..........Someday there will be a law to prevent a woman child from keeping her baby from birth on.....And I can't wait to see it happend!!!!! And forcefully ties these nitwits tubes!!!!!!!!!!!"

Does / did your oldest child ever not count / matter? Do you believe your child should have been swept away from you at the time of birth? And last, but not least, you believe your tubes should've been forcefully tied at that time, huh?

Abusive parents are bad parents, there's no question about that; however, their age has absolutely no bearing on the matter. There are abusive / bad parents who are 39 1/2, just as well as there are abusive / bad parents who are 19 or 20. To stereotype all young moms as being abusive, a "bad" parent, unfit, etc., is just completely absurd! Some young moms are very good parents, juat the same as some 39 1/2 year old moms are good parents. For one to claim that statement is not true is just plain immature.

I suggest, Bette, you look up the word "hyprocrite", & when / if you truly understand the meaning of the word, ask yourself: Are you a hyprocrite? Maybe re-read some of the above comments before answering that question; furthermore, to avoid risk of feeling embarrassed, the answer need not be posted. A wise person looks within to find ways of growing, maturing, of bettering oneself. Stereotyping definitely is not mature, and doesn't make a person appear beautiful (inside), either.

 

Past Member (0)
Friday October 24, 2008, 1:58 am
Ohhhhhhhhh brother!!!!!!!

I stand by everything I've previously written!!! Embarrassed?, over what???? And, I was married when I had my daughter!!!!!!!!

Yes, there are bad parents of all ages but, the dominant age of those who abuse & murder their child are in their teens & early 20's!!!!!!!

I stand by my words because child abuse/murder has alaways been historically but it seems more so today because of all the countless stories I've read in the newspaper, read here on Care2, television & seen in public the parental behavior of so called parents!!

I suggest you re-read my Care2 page that further defines my stand of when, why & how come to have a child.........

Compassion towards a child begins with knowing how to be a parent, what it means to be one long before one becomes one and what on earth is the hurry to be one!!

Plant trees for life......HOPILEGENDS.COM/......



 
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