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State To Pay Over Death Of Kelsey Smith-Briggs - News9.com - Ok...

There are 1058 comments on the News on 6 Tulsa story from Jun 30, 2009, titled State To Pay Over Death Of Kelsey Smith-Briggs - News9.com - Ok.... In it, News on 6 Tulsa reports that:

The state is paying $525,000 and a private agency $100,000 to settle a wrongful-death lawsuit over the murder of 2-year-old Kelsey Smith-Briggs. The girl died October 11, 2005, at her home near Meeker in what became a high-profile case after the Department of Human Services was found to have made a series of mistakes in the abused child's case.

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Jim

Shawnee, OK

#1 Jun 30, 2009
All involved should loose their job for this.

“A witty saying proves nothing.”

Since: Sep 08

Bethany, OK

#2 Jul 1, 2009
I agree 100% Jim. Some justice after all.. Im sure not the kind they wanted though... money can NEVER replace a kid.
Advocate4Kelsey

Fort Worth, TX

#3 Jul 1, 2009
This proves without a doubt that DHS failed Kelsey, for all those of you who have stuck up for Raye and DHS!

I fully agree with Lance, Raye shouldn't receive one red cent of that money. That would be a slap in Kelsey's face, IMO!

My heart goes out to you forever Lance.

I know NOTHING can ever replace what you lost, your perfect baby girl, but at least some are being held accountable for their actions/lack of.

And remember the Lord says vengeance is his and
in due time he will repay.

God Bless you Lance, and your loving family.

“YEAH, BOYEEEEE!”

Since: Jul 09

OKC Metro

#5 Jul 13, 2009
The people responsible should be thrown in debtors' prison until the last penny is paid. What's going to happen is, these DHS bureaucrats will get a winking reprimand, and you and I will foot the bill for their failure to excute the responsibilities of their job. They really need to bring back debtors' prisons.
Ed- Yock

Edmond, OK

#6 Jul 14, 2009
Atleast this judge who gets his money from Oklahoma ordered DHS [we the taxpayer] to pay this girls recipients money which comes from Oklahoma.
old man

Mabank, TX

#7 Jul 14, 2009
You folks just now noticing the neglect of DHS. It is happening every day in Ok. There seems to be no justice for the neglected kids of Ok.
NoUse

United States

#8 Jul 14, 2009
I agree. And no, money can NEVER replace the innocent life of a child. Personally, I think it's ANOTHER slap in the face....only $525,000 for the life of a child...amazing
I think I would have preferred that all those responsible for not doing their JOBS, lose those jobs. THAT would have been more fair justice than the money.
just_a_name wrote:
I agree 100% Jim. Some justice after all.. Im sure not the kind they wanted though... money can NEVER replace a kid.

“RIP Eric Medlen FC#4 1973-2007”

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#9 Jul 14, 2009
DHS made mistakes? GASP!!! Hard to believe they continue to tell us they know what they're doing.(Heavy on the sarcasm.)

DHS can't do it's job so they have out-sourced to a company that is just as incompetent and the children are paying the price. It's time to dismantle DHS, starting at the top, then completely revamp it. It's not working as it is, so something needs to be done. They keep kids out of their homes that should be returned, and return kids that wind up getting killed by their families. Gee, what's wrong with this picture?

“RIP Eric Medlen FC#4 1973-2007”

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#10 Jul 14, 2009
NoUse wrote:
I agree. And no, money can NEVER replace the innocent life of a child. Personally, I think it's ANOTHER slap in the face....only $525,000 for the life of a child...amazing
I think I would have preferred that all those responsible for not doing their JOBS, lose those jobs. THAT would have been more fair justice than the money.
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Each one of them should also have to face this child's father and give a sincere apology for their failings. It also wouldn't hurt to have them do a little time for child endangerment, because that's exactly what they did.
NoUse

United States

#11 Jul 15, 2009
I agree with you on this, but we know neither of these two things would ever happen. Personally I believe that the former Judge...Mr. Craig Key should be disbarred and he should be sitting in prison next to Porter. He made his decision to return this child to her mother before the hearing ever took place, which means BEFORE he heard the evidence. He told not only Raye Dawn Smith but also the ADA that he'd made a mistake and was returning Kelsey to her mother's home. Less than 4 mo. later, little Kelsey was murdered in that home. Let's not forget there was confirmed abuse to Kelsey by DHS listing her mother, Raye Dawn Porter Smith as the perpetrator of the abuse to Kelsey. Key had the power to save Kelsey's life and didn't. Wonder if he got to this decision from another talk with his "favorite cow"?
JFR Fan wrote:
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Each one of them should also have to face this child's father and give a sincere apology for their failings. It also wouldn't hurt to have them do a little time for child endangerment, because that's exactly what they did.
Fightf4Kelsey

Canada

#12 Jul 15, 2009
And now Raye Dawn Smith and her Lawyer are going after half that money that was awarded to Lance...You see, if you haven't actually been convicted of Murder in Oklahoma, the have the right to go infront of a judge with this insane idea...Here is a link to a petition that is asking that Raye Dawn not profit off her daughters death in which she clearly enabled..
http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/donotallow...
I can't believe that she is going to do this, after she publically stated that NO one should profit off Kelsey's death, but now cause she has legal fee's up the wazoo, now its okay to profit...Just proves she is more guilty to me, by going after this money...
Fightf4Kelsey

Canada

#13 Jul 15, 2009
Nadia

Irwin, PA

#14 Jul 22, 2009
I Agree Also Raye Shouldnt Get No Money, And Neither Should Lance He Was Never There For Kelsey, And When DHS TRIED TO GET AHOLD OF LANCE, He Ignored Them Like It Was Nothing And Let Kathie Deal With It All
NoUse

United States

#15 Jul 22, 2009
Funny, the CASA worker stated that she talked to Lance (he was calling her) in Iraq more than she did DHS here. Lance did not ignore them. Please refrain from posting your assumptions as fact. Thank you
Nadia wrote:
I Agree Also Raye Shouldnt Get No Money, And Neither Should Lance He Was Never There For Kelsey, And When DHS TRIED TO GET AHOLD OF LANCE, He Ignored Them Like It Was Nothing And Let Kathie Deal With It All

“A witty saying proves nothing.”

Since: Sep 08

Bethany, OK

#16 Jul 22, 2009
I signed the petition.. dont know that it will really make a difference.. but I signed it anyways. May God Bless you Kelsey and keep you tight is his arms always precious baby girl.
Nadia

Irwin, PA

#17 Jul 22, 2009
Oh I know what kind of guy lance is, he beats on women and thinks he can get away with it, he is no war hero to me, him and his mother are money hungry, all they care about is wherre there next check is coming from
wow

Langley, KY

#18 Jul 22, 2009
Nadia wrote:
Oh I know what kind of guy lance is, he beats on women and thinks he can get away with it, he is no war hero to me, him and his mother are money hungry, all they care about is wherre there next check is coming from
Agreed!
KelseysVoice

Clifton, NJ

#20 Nov 15, 2009
JFR Fan wrote:
<quoted text>
Each one of them should also have to face this child's father and give a sincere apology for their failings. It also wouldn't hurt to have them do a little time for child endangerment, because that's exactly what they did.
Porter and Smith should be left alone in a cell with Lance Briggs for five minutes. THEN justice will be served.
KelseysVoice

Clifton, NJ

#21 Nov 15, 2009
wow wrote:
<quoted text>Agreed!
Raye Dawn is standing there with her bloody hands held out in order to profit from her crime. Talk about hypocrtical.

Since: Sep 09

in God we trust

#22 Nov 15, 2009
some people are just smart and know how to win...
Like most abusers, our father recognized that he no longer had direct access to our mother after the divorce, but he DID have access to us kids. He quickly learned that the best way to get to our mother was through her children, realizing that abusing us was a far better and more effective way to hurt HER. This chain of events is at the heart of DOMESTIC VIOLENCE by proxy.
If we accept the abuser's claims that he's a good parent, I ask you, would a good parent withhold crying little kids begging for their mother? Wouldn't a good parent console, calm and reassure his children that they're loved and safe - that Mommy's just a phone call away?
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- I think it's the sweetest and most attractive male quality to see a dad being nurturing towards a child...- The mother can only stand helplessly by as suspicious authoritative eyes keep a close watch on her while she prays for someone to see the truth and intervene because she’s no longer able to do so.
Even when a good father feels that he is being unfairly portrayed by his ex-wife, he does not set out to rip his child away from a loving mother and attempt to destroy the close bond his child has with that other parent. Yet these abusers systematically support the removal of any child from their mother despite the valid concerns of abuse. Their goals are to reduce or eliminate child-support, roll back protections against domestic violence .
These self-admitted “Feminist Haters”(as one site refers to themselves) have come to realize that the best way to hurt their partner and punish her for leaving or pressure her to return is to go after her children. Unfortunately we have seen this strategy play out in murders or murder-suicides, but most of the time abusive fathers who had little involvement with the children during the relationship suddenly seek custody after she leaves. This is Domestic Violence by Proxy in its purist form. The court system and the inadequately trained professionals often used by the courts have been slow to recognize this all too common phenomenon.
He was cooperative and my mother was unrelenting in her determination to protect us.
Research shows that when children lose their primary attachment figure (the parent that performed most of the child care in the first couple of years of a child's life), they are more likely to experience depression, low self-esteem and suicide among other harm.... My mom was once asked when she escaped the domestic violence from my father. I was surprised when she replied “the day I got my kids back.” When she was asked to elaborate she replied “even though he wasn’t hitting me anymore, his abuse continued through my children and that was even more devastating than any beating he gave me.” It was at that moment I realized that we were nothing but a tool for my father to continue to abuse his mother. It is time to recognize Domestic Violence by Proxy and understand that condoning the Parental Alienation deception is the route of “Court Appointed - Child Abuse.” It’s time to stop the “CA – CA!”
Jennifer Collins
CA3 Children Against Court Appointed Child Abuse
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