There would be outrage. There would be marches in the streets. There would be Federal oversight so tight on this Department that they would be sticking GPS up everyone's ass to keep track of you 24/7 and each officer would have their very own Federal Monitor to oversee all decisions.
So where is the outrage, especially in the minority communities, about the 53 dead kids over the past 7 years that are directly attributable to DCFS negligence, incompetence and rule breaking?
- More than four dozen Illinois children, including 17 from Chicago, died over a seven-year span after child-welfare workers made mistakes or ignored their own rules, according to Downstate newspaper's investigation.
The deaths of 53 children from September 1998 to January 2005 involved errors by state caseworkers, investigators, supervisors or contracted private workers -- and the failure of those players to properly gauge danger to the children, the Belleville News-Democrat reported Sunday.
The newspaper said the deaths involved children being beaten, burned, smothered, shaken and starved.