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Thursday, June 13, 2013

R.I.P Gabriel Fernandez, 8

Gabriel Fernandez, 8 was tortured and abused horrifically and he died on May 24th.  The Facebook page Gabriel's Justice was created in support of Gabriel.  My article "Unfounded child abuse allegations" reports that newly revealed Department of Children and Family Services documents show a broad pattern of horrifying child abuse missed by the system.

For horrific, unimaginable, and clear 'red flags' of abuse to go 'unfounded' and for child protection workers to 'fail' to intervene is unexusable. 

When child abuse cases such as Gabriel's hit the news everyone wants to play the blame game and point out the million of failures in the child welfare system, but it doesn't seem to make any difference in the actual policies and legislation that are put into place to protect and ensure our community's children. 

Enough is enough.  My heart hurts and the time for action is NOW.  Real action, measurable-action must be taken.  No one will agrue the fact that the child welfare system is flawed. 

R.I.P Gabriel, may you now have the peace, safety, love, and security that you should have had while here for your much to short of time here on Earth.