Venus Green, 90, filed a complaint against Baltimore Police in 2009, after they attacked her in her home. She won a $95,000 settlement.
**The injustice and brutal force from inner city police against African Americans is unrelenting.
Anytime the age and gender of a suspect has no bearing on how they will be treated, there is a serious problem.
The state of Maryland is in the middle of a heated debate over the issue of arresting and handcuffing children and now, the elderly.
But one senior citizen wasn’t taking it sitting down. She fought back and won. (more…)
House in Dayton, Texas, housed 21 people, including 11 children that were abused and bound without neighbors even knowing they lived there.
*One of the worst things that anyone can do is mistreat a child. Child Protective Services are supposed to see that does not happen.
But once again, they have dropped the ball and one neighborhood in Texas is shocked and horrified by a house discovered on their block to be full with children, yet no one even knew one of them existed.
But, CPS has known about the home for several years.
*Plenty of aspects of the foster care and social service departments are flawed.
We have heard horrific stories of abuse, mismanagement, neglect and more. But, the latest problem is the complicated issue of placing foster children or approving adoptions for couples who are not the same race as the child.
The agencies are supposed to adhere to the federal Multi-Ethnic Placement Act that states that “agencies can no longer routinely assume that placing children with parents of the same race is in the best interests of a child,” according to News Channel 3 in Virginia.
*The foster care system is supposed to be a safe place for children who have been somehow mistreated by their parents.
The children are supposed to be able to feel like they can relax and find some sort of stability.
But yesterday, the foster care system failed eight children that were abducted by their parents who had abused them. (more…)