Worst Case Of Child Abuse

Worst Case Of Child Abuse

There are 18 comments on the WGRZ Buffalo story from Apr 25, 2008, titled Worst Case Of Child Abuse. In it, WGRZ Buffalo reports that:

Officials call it one of the worst cases of child abuse they'd ever seen. A five-year-old boy was found in a home in the central New York city of Cortland weighing just 15 pounds and covered in lice and feces.

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KC PHILLIPS

Hartland, Canada

#1 May 5, 2008
How any parent can allow their child to endure that kind of treatment is beyond me. I am discused and appoled. A child is to be loved and treated like a human being for some peice of garbage you would trow out. People like that to not deserve children nor anything good in their lives for they wouldnt know a good thing when they see it. They were blessed with a baby which many would die to have and wouldn't do what was needed for this child who did not ask to be born into this cruel world!!
Mom

Buffalo, NY

#2 May 5, 2008
There was a recent discussion on here under another title about CPS.
People, the system does not work.
CPS does NOT work.
Major reform is needed.
shocked

Bay Roberts, Canada

#3 May 7, 2008
I really can't believe that things like this really go on in the world... even worse, is that it is happening to someone right now... someone you could know...
Brandie

Canton, GA

#4 May 17, 2008
I am a mother of 6 children. I also have 14 nieces and nephews and 2 great-nephews and if anyone who loves children as much as my family does will do something about all these sick people. I have had my share of nerves on edge or what ever you want to call it but, I have never nor will I ever take it out on a poor child who first of all never asked you to have him/her, so yes I believe that the department of Child Protection Services should be allowed to enter a persons home if there is a report of child abuse of any kind. I also think that this should be a law in ALL states. If we can protect one child from abuse that will be great. If the DCPS is not allowed in the home allow them to call the police and have them escort them in. There is always a way for DCPS to enter a home.
Kirsten

Ludlow, MA

#5 May 23, 2008
I feel soo bad for this little boy. The boys mother is sick she needs some serious help. Like who in their right mind would ever do this to a poor innocent child. I think this is big problem that many of us face today.

Since: Apr 08

AOL

#6 May 23, 2008
What a tragedy!!! Some people just shouldn't breed.

“I think, therefore I am”

Since: May 08

Oakfield, NY

#7 May 23, 2008
Mom wrote:
There was a recent discussion on here under another title about CPS.
People, the system does not work.
CPS does NOT work.
Major reform is needed.
Ditto
KC Marie

Smyrna, TN

#8 Jul 2, 2008
CPS works! if it didn't work there would be a lot more cases on TV than there are now. CPS isn't perfect. We have a tough job and make mistakes sometimes. You have no clue how many child abuse cases turn up a day, and how many hours we work into the night to try to get all of the facts so that safety can be ensured.
Mom wrote:
There was a recent discussion on here under another title about CPS.
People, the system does not work.
CPS does NOT work.
Major reform is needed.
pdsd

Kennett, MO

#9 Sep 3, 2008
KC Marie wrote:
CPS works! if it didn't work there would be a lot more cases on TV than there are now. CPS isn't perfect. We have a tough job and make mistakes sometimes. You have no clue how many child abuse cases turn up a day, and how many hours we work into the night to try to get all of the facts so that safety can be ensured.
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no it dont work becouse i can tell you for a fact that if it did work then the news would be plased with this kinda stuff and wors,, it dont work couse you can report it and thay pay aviset and unfonded is usaly the out come, plus if the cps do go after some one the juge just lets them go..........iv lived this i know your dcps is only as good as your legale system is
mother 2 be

Frankenmuth, MI

#10 Oct 23, 2008
i a going to be a parent in 3 months i could not imagine this ever happening to my daughter i would do everything in my power to get and keep her this father needs shot there is NO EXCUSE
mary shingler

Ithaca, NY

#11 Jun 26, 2010
KC PHILLIPS wrote:
How any parent can allow their child to endure that kind of treatment is beyond me. I am discused and appoled. A child is to be loved and treated like a human being for some peice of garbage you would trow out. People like that to not deserve children nor anything good in their lives for they wouldnt know a good thing when they see it. They were blessed with a baby which many would die to have and wouldn't do what was needed for this child who did not ask to be born into this cruel world!!
(((( sry but we are apparently forgetting who it is thats at fault here really!!!!! yes she is the mother of these children it is her duty to provide a safe inviorment for them but from what has been told d.s.s was apart of this family and im sure if they were all on the same page as they claim to be these children would have not been in danger .i blame d.s.s as myself i was a prescription abuser and at times found myself acting out when i should have been apropriate at times but sometimes u become over whelmed as several of you do and find your self beggin anyone for help.btw i was rejected several times by d.s.s they would make promises to send someone i even signed papers for a release for them and still noone came i wasnt askin for anyone take my children so i could party all the time just needing someone to look past my failures and extend a hand. it only takes one good person to save a life and a childand a mother needed that and she was convicted...its been 9 months for me and believe me i can truely feel for this mother im sorry but you people apparently didnt care enough to speak up when you saw it or heard it was happenin at the time and i certinly dought there were no extended hands. blame cortland county works for this they should have done there jobs and visited the home more then once im sure.
mary shingler

Ithaca, NY

#12 Jun 26, 2010
seriously if you were to ask alot of the parents in cortland county why there children are not with them they tell you d.s.s took them.yes some of these children were a risk and needed someone to interven.but there are alot of us who had there children pulled because they failed us as parents tryin to deal with low income...teens ...i just had a new baby torn ligaments and yes after bein on meds for years became addicted to them ..my whole family are addicts so it was no big deal to me .im not makin excuses for myself just sayin a mother of five children under one roof and takin on it all became to much to chew.it has been a year now sence ive had my children in my home and finally i have gotten the support cyrcle i love dearly to guide me through ..it was very hard and when i hit bottom it took me layin in a hospital bed to wake up..i could have died that night..i rember listenin to a speaker (les brown ) " that said....if your down and you can look up you can get up" and its been 9 months today sence ive used.maybe not alot of time to most but when youve done it for so long its a defeat for me...yayyyyy...im just sayin dont believe everything you read or here i told u my story i dont know or care how u feel just thought youd like to see whats the cause and out come from someone who is a survivor of the community..also as of june 23 2010 they released my oldest daughter to me and my 14 yr old will be home before school thats what they promised anyways ...theres a rally in july 2010 in front of the court house park plz feel free to come anyone possitive towards takin a stand and who ever feels to set them straight plz join us thank you!!!!!!!!!
mary shingler

Ithaca, NY

#13 Jun 26, 2010
KC Marie wrote:
CPS works! if it didn't work there would be a lot more cases on TV than there are now. CPS isn't perfect. We have a tough job and make mistakes sometimes. You have no clue how many child abuse cases turn up a day, and how many hours we work into the night to try to get all of the facts so that safety can be ensured.
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plz dont even get me started on that qoute......u have no idea and apparently it doesnt cause for some reason children are gettin neg and abused and even killed you only see what they want you to see open your eyes and ears come to cortland county its mad...very angry place to be right now!!!!!!!
Anonymous

AOL

#14 Jul 1, 2010
Funny how people are always willing to judge others instead of lending a helping hand. I work in Human Serives in another county and see it there too.
Tony Castalano

West Islip, NY

#15 Jul 11, 2010
mary shingler wrote:
<quoted text> plz dont even get me started on that qoute......u have no idea and apparently it doesnt cause for some reason children are gettin neg and abused and even killed you only see what they want you to see open your eyes and ears come to cortland county its mad...very angry place to be right now!!!!!!!
Did you ever walk down South St.? Or see the parade of half breed "Baby Mommas" on Schammel St. Open your eyes.....rumor has it the Housekeeprs at the Ramdon Inn are shooting porn videos. Sterilization may be the cure for the Cortland residents.
elvis nafalski

Montrose, PA

#16 Apr 25, 2011
KC Marie wrote:
CPS works! if it didn't work there would be a lot more cases on TV than there are now. CPS isn't perfect. We have a tough job and make mistakes sometimes. You have no clue how many child abuse cases turn up a day, and how many hours we work into the night to try to get all of the facts so that safety can be ensured.
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cps does not work its to corrupted and needs to be abolished
enough is enough

United States

#18 May 10, 2012
and just so you know, you case workers violate ethical code after ethical code just because you can. your all sacks full of lies! and its all for the money. screw you and your faith in cps. the system screw. it doesn't help do anything. the only good case worker i have ever heard of was Kristina Kiehle, you know the one who did the right, ethical thing and told the truth and actually helped a family and got fired for it! think about that!

Since: Apr 12

#19 May 25, 2012
Tony Castalano wrote:
<quoted text>Did you ever walk down South St.? Or see the parade of half breed "Baby Mommas" on Schammel St. Open your eyes.....rumor has it the Housekeeprs at the Ramdon Inn are shooting porn videos. Sterilization may be the cure for the Cortland residents.
shut up.... you hear rumors and idiots like you spred them. back in the day,, south ave was the prime of the city. businesses, homes, railways.... and its ramada inn, things like this happen in every hotel in every city. the topic was dss and an abused child. dss neglected theses kids because they weren't profitable end of story. if they can't make money, cps doesn't want them.... period

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