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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Thu Mar 8, 2012, 01:28 PM

9. The Children were with an ADULT

Further on in the Article it reads:

The children told Texas Child Protective Services workers that they were home-schooled. A woman on the property believed to be the children's great-aunt told CPS she worked 12-hour shifts Monday through Friday but that she stayed with the children at night.

If that was the case, then as far as the Law was concerned, they was an adult present and Children Welfare had no jurisdiction UNLESS gross negligent was found. Going barefoot and having dirty clothes do not by themselves make the house unfit for the Children. If that was the case, everyone on Welfare would lose custody of their Children do to NOT have enough money to buy them new clothes given how much welfare pays a parent to keep a child.. The LARGEST Welfare Grant possible for a family of three in Texas is only $241.

http://jfs.athenscountygovernment.com/documents/AmericasPoorestChildren.updated10-09.pdf

Given now low Welfare payments are in Texas (And elsewhere in the US) The "Great Aunt" was working 12 hours shifts and only could afford to live in an abandoned bus?? Somethings is wrong here, and it is more then the children being "Home Schooled", it is a complete breakdown in the social safety net. Where was Child Welfare given the accusations of neglect, before the Post Office stepped in?? I must remember that, if I suspect a case of Child Neglect in Texas it is better to call the Post Office then anyone else, at least the Post Office will recognize neglect and do something about it.

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