I have scanned the NYC papers in the latest case of Child abuse death Nixmary Brown.
The camily consisted of six children and there are a variety of unanswered questions in the case. The media has not asked obvious questions.
1 Where are the fathers of these children ?
2 How did this huge family support itself ?
3 Was there any hint of drug abuse in the household ?
There is quite often a tie between drug abuse and severe child abuse. This was certainly the case in the Lisa Stienberg case and in several others. The case in NJ where a family starved their kids was a unique case that did not involve drugs.
The child advocates focus on guns but drug abuse is the real danger to children. This may sound draconian but case workers should be required to send parents under investigation for drug testing. This is just as important as checking for drunk drivers. Parenting under the influence of heroin is not a right. Childrens safety comes before a right to abuse drugs.
Coming up tonight
Beaker in the Militia ?