Two stories involving the care and neglect of children have readers outraged over their apparent abuse and questioning how these situations could have deteriorated so badly.
The first story, by Shawn Cohen and Marcela Rojas, concerns a 7-month-old Ossining girl who is in critical condition at Westchester Medical Center after her father allegedly beat her on two occassions. Child Protection Services is blocking the parents from having any contact with the infant, who has had seizures after being hospitalized for broken bones and other injuries. The father is being held pending an investigation by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement into his immigration status.
Here is what readers had to say about this case:
Lock them both up and sever their parental rights to this child so someone who desparately wants a child can raise her (if she survives) with the love and the extra care she needs. Unfortunately,the focus of Social Services in these situations is ‘reunite’ the family. Anyone who abuses a child, let alone a newborn, or stands by for a week while it goes on, does not deserve a second chance.
Anyone who does this to a child should not receive bail. Period. I’m sure I speak for the masses when I say I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired of children being beaten to death (near death) and the parents able to walk out of their cell and into the arms of their family and friends while they await trials and sentencing!
The second article, by Will David, is about a Yonkers couple charged with child endangerment after city police were called to their apartment twice by the woman’s 7-year-old daughter. Police found two boys, ages 2 and 4, in a bathtub with the water running, the 7-year-old standing on a ledge and the couple locked in a bedroom. The children are now with their maternal grandmother.
Here’s what readers had to say about this situation:
Why do people continue to have children they don’t want to care for? Thank God the little girl did call 911. … Let’s hope grandma takes better care of the children than her daughter did.
These kids are lucky they are now living with grandma. These two idiots should, of course, be locked up immediately, and they should be prevented from having any more kids. They can’t take care of what they have, forget more. What a disgrace.