The appearance Child-abuse, neglect deaths in Illinois remain high in DCFS-involved cases and still going strong.
March 5, 2014 § Leave a comment
Enoch A. Hayslett brought his 1-month-old son to a hospital emergency room in December 2008, saying the baby was constipated.
Instead, doctors found the infant had a broken femur — an injury Hayslett and the child’s mother couldn’t explain. So the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services took protective custody of the baby and his two older siblings, and a Cook County judge ordered that all three children be placed in foster care.
Hayslett and their mother went on to have more children: a daughter, another son, then twin boys — all of whom lived with the couple in the south suburbs as they sought to regain custody of the three older children.
During that time, DCFS twice investigated complaints that Hayslett was abusing his children but found the allegations not credible, records show.
Then — a month after a child-protection investigator closed the second case — the 5-foot-10, 280-pound Hayslett was charged with beating one of his twin sons to death. The 20-pound boy’s skull was fractured, and he had multiple bruises.
Authorities said Hayslett also abused the other twin and their toddler brother, too.
They arrested the Lynwood man in December 2012 and charged him with first-degree murder, among other charges.
Last Father’s Day, Hayslett hanged himself at the Cook County Jail.
His 8-month-old son Lamar Hayslett was among 27 Illinois children to die from abuse or neglect in DCFS’ last reporting year after they or their families already had been involved with the agency, aChicago Sun-Times and WBEZ examination of newly released records from the DCFS inspector general’s office has found. Five more cases were under investigation, those records show.
On Wednesday, the head of child-death investigations for DCFS Inspector General Denise Kane said that one of those five pending cases has now been determined not to have involved abuse or neglect. A second case remains under investigation, but not for abuse or neglect.
Still, the number of DCFS-involved abuse or neglect deaths could reach 30 for the third year in a row.
In the 2010 reporting year, there were 15 abuse or neglect deaths in which DCFS had had some involvement with the family within a year of the death, according to a Sun-Times and WBEZ investigation published in November.
February 26, 2014 § Leave a comment
Sex And The Public Schools
You are going to have a hard time believing some of the stuff that you are about to read. Children in America are being sexualized at younger and younger ages these days, and our public schools play a major role in that. As you will see below, even kindergarten students are getting naked and trying to have sex with each other in our schools. So where in the world are these kids learning to do this? Well, it certainly does not help that there is more sex on television and in our movies than ever before. And it certainly does not help that some of the biggest pop stars on the planet such as Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry are blatantly using sex to sell records to their young fans. But we can’t place all of the blame on entertainment. Without a doubt, our schools are playing a major role in sexualizing our children, and most parents have very little understanding about what is actually happening.
As I mentioned above, kindergarten students are actually getting naked and are trying to have “sex” with one another. That sounds absolutely crazy, but it is true. In fact, a case that made national headlines recently happened in New Jersey…
Kelly Mascio, 43, is facing termination in connection with the incident late last year at Mullica Township Elementary School in southern New Jersey. Mascio, who has taught for more than 15 years, is suspended with pay while a disciplinary process continues.
As detailed in a Mullica Township Police Department report, two of Macsio’s students–both five-years-old–went into an in-classroom bathroom and removed their clothes. When Mascio, pictured at right, subsequently discovered the children–a boy and a girl–they told her they were “having sex,” cops noted.
This is a sign of a very, very sick society.
So where did those poor little children get such a twisted idea?
It could have potentially come from a lot of places, but it certainly does not help that some public school systems are actually teaching kindergarten students about sex. For example, in Chicago public schools kindergarten teachers are now required to set aside 30 minutes a month for sex education.
Does that trouble you?
When our kids get a little older, there seems to be very little that is off-limits in their sex education classes. One father in Kansas recently discovered this the hard way…
Mark Ellis says his daughter goes to Hocker Grove Middle School in the Shawnee Mission School District. She was so shocked by what she recently saw on a poster at school, that she took a picture of it home and showed her parents.
Her dad initially assumed it was a student prank, until he called the school and found it was part of the curriculum.
“Why would you put it in front of 13-year-old students?” he asked.
He thought the poster, which lists things like “oral sex” and “grinding,”might’ve been a prank until he contacted the school principal. He was told it was ateaching material.
You can see a photo of the complete poster right here. If you live in Kansas, your tax money is going to teach middle school students about “touching each other’s genitals”.
No wonder our country is so messed up. Just consider the following stats…
-According to a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately two-thirds of all Americans in the 15 to 24-year-old age bracket have engaged in oral sex.
-Today, the United States has the highest teen pregnancy rate on the entire planet.
-According to the latest figures released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, there are 20 millionnew sexually-transmitted infections in the United States every single year, and Americans in the 15 to 24-year-old age range account for approximately 50 percent of those new sexually-transmitted infections.
-At this point, one out of every four teen girls in the U.S. has at least one sexually transmitted disease.
These things did not happen by accident. They are the consequences of raising our children in such a sexually-charged environment.
If parents only knew what was really going on out there, many more of them would be pulling their children out of the public schools. For instance, in a previous article I shared a quote from one of my readers that actually attended one of the “best” public schools in the city of Detroit…
The school was a new seven story building just a couple of years old. The bathrooms would often lack toilet paper & soap beyond the second floor (the main floor), the bathroom sinks would often not work. The water fountains on north side of the building on from the third floor & up did not work. The elevators would constantly break down. I even got stuck on the elevator before. I almost tripped down a half a flight of stairs because the elastic seal (it was the metal bar at the front of a treader of I don’t know the name of it.) the stairs was not properly installed.
Students would often have sex on the stairs & throughout the school. Parents actually called the school many times & reported kids having sex on the stairs because all of them had glass windows 270 degrees.
And according to an ABC News investigation, this kind of thing is going on all over the country…
Students told us that some kids are having sex in school bathrooms and hallways — even in classrooms.
At a middle school outside Baltimore, Md., a couple of 12-year-olds had oral sex in their science class. Their classmates watched, but the teacher didn’t see them. (The teacher was suspended and later resigned.)
And the kids say it happens at home too, and we parents almost never know.
Do you know what is going on at the schools where you live?
Unless someone comes forward, you may never know the twisted things that are happening.
And what is happening in our middle schools and our high schools is just the beginning. In fact, some young students recently received a shocking preview of what they should expect once they get to college…
Hundreds of elementary and middle school students who recently toured UC Berkeley got an early lesson in sex education when they witnessed a guy in a giant penis costume walking around handing out condoms, as well as a variety of condom-inspired games, an undergrad at the university told The College Fix on Wednesday.
The schoolchildren were on campus last week at the same time that the public university hosted National Condom Week observances that, in addition to the giant penis, included an assortment of sex-themed activities such as a vagina-anus condom toss, a vulva and anus “pin the tail,” and a condom water-balloon game.
We live in a society where anything goes.
If you can believe it, Facebook now has a whopping 58 different “gender classifications” to choose from.
Instead of teaching our children to make the right choices, we just encourage them to “try to be safe”.
What we need is more parents that are willing to step up and take charge like this mother…
When a Milwaukee mother found out her 12-year-old daughter was talking to a young man and planning a fight on Facebook, she took swift action to ensure the girl learned a lesson.
Lorraine Walls not only banned her daughter, Luticia, from social media, she also posted a video of her getting chewed out by her mother for breaking the rules on the 12-year-old’s Facebook page — just to make sure all her friends could see it.
If you trust the moral education of your children to the schools, you never know what you are going to get. In fact, some of the worst sexual predators out there are actually working as teachers. The following is an example from California that is one of the worst that I have heard about…
Mark Berndt, 61, was arrested at his home in the Los Angeles suburb of Torrance on Monday, accused of abusing nearly two dozen boys and girls, ages six to 10, between 2008 and 2011, officials with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said.
Authorities began investigating Berndt over a year ago, after more than 40 photos depicting children in classrooms with their eyes blindfolded and mouths covered with tape were turned over to police, Sheriff’s Department officials said.
Sometimes predators like that get sent away to prison for good.
But other times they win in court and they get their jobs back. Just check out this sick example…
Here’s what Wisconsin’s legal system and its teachers unions have just taught the nation: If you’re a teacher and you get fired for looking at porn at work, you’ll get your job back.
Such is the case of Andrew Harris, former seventh-grade science teacher at Glacier Creek Middle School in the Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District.
The district’s school board Monday voted in a special closed session to comply with an arbitrator’s 60-page order that demands Harris be reinstated. He was fired in 2010 after receiving and viewing multiple pornographic and sexually inappropriate images and videos, according to a complaint.
Someone that is “teaching” your children right now may be a sexual predator or a porn addict. According to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, there are 747,408 registered sex offendersin the United States. And that number represents just the ones that have been caught and convicted.
We live in a sick, twisted, decaying society that is falling even farther downhill with each passing day.
So watch your children very carefully. It is all too easy for them to become victims.
February 16, 2014 § Leave a comment
Another couple says CPS demanded they divorce to get kids back
Posted: Feb 14, 2014 9:58 PM CSTUpdated: Feb 14, 2014 9:58 PM CST
They admit a fight they had back in 2009 was a bad one.
“It doesn’t mean the kids are in danger it doesn’t mean the kids are abused because your having an argument with your spouse that gets kind of loud,” Devin Matthew said.
The fight brought the cops out and in turn Child Protective Services.
The domestic violence charge against Aaron Matthew was knocked down to a disorderly conduct charge.
Still that fight had the couple’s 5 kids in state custody for 14 months.
“Probably the most horrible time in my life and his too,” Devin Matthew said. “You can only see your kids on certain days at certain times you can’t kiss them goodnight you can’t do anything as a family.”
If she wanted them back Devin Matthew says CPS told her she had to get a divorce.
We beat them at their own game,” Devin Matthew said. “I started recording every conversation with them, I started documenting everything.”
The Matthews’ say they learned alot from their battle with CPS.
They say they hope advice they give can help others who find themselves at odds with the state agency.
“Do not talk to them force their hand if you’ve done nothing wrong,” Devin Matthew said. “Force them to get a warrant to talk to you, your kids. Lawyer up as soon as you can.”
January 6, 2014 § Leave a comment
National ID Law Takes Effect In 2014
The idea behind the law is to make it easier for law enforcement and security personnel to identify individuals through their driver’s licenses and state-issued identification cards, and the law has even led some states to ban smiling for license pictures, so as not to throw off computer facial recognition software.
Privacy groups, as well as those opposed to a growing federal government, have expressed significant concern.
The REAL ID Act created a set of standards for drivers’ licenses and ID cards that the states must meet by 2014, although currently only 19 states have met the criteria. The states were originally supposed to meet the criteria by 2008 but state governments successfully lobbied to get the deadline extended at least twice.
Under the original plan, drivers’ licenses were to be used as ID for a wide variety of purposes, such as being allowed onto airplanes. But many states are not going along, even though a REAL ID will be required to board an airplane in 2016 – and to enter a federal building by October 2014.
What the Real Act ID does
The practical effect of the REAL ID Act is to create a set of standards that state-issued ID cards and drivers’ licenses must meet. The standards will be enforced by the Department of Homeland Security.
Under the Act a driver’s license or ID Card will have to meet 39 standards, including:
- Contain the individual’s full legal name.
- List the individual’s residential address and not a post office box.
- List the individual’s birth date.
- List the individual’s gender.
- Contain the individual’s signature.
- Contain a photograph that can be used for biometric identification. That means photographs have to be taken with facial recognition software – and that smiling is banned in some states such as New Jersey and Illinois.
- All drivers’ licenses must contain features such as chips or magnetic stripes like those used in credit cards so they can be read by scanners and facilitate the tracking of citizens.
The law also requires individuals to present the following documents when they apply for a driver’s license:
- Proof of US citizenship or legal residence in the United States.
- A valid birth certificate.
- A Social Security Number.
- Another kind of valid identification.
States will have to verify a person’s identity and check to see if he or she does not have another driver’s license in his or her name.
Many states have objected to the IDs because of the cost. The state of Oregon would need to spend $16.3 million to comply with the REAL ID Act.
The Concerns about the REAL ID Act
A number of groups, including civil libertarians, immigrants’ rights activists and fiscal conservatives, have voiced strong objections to the REAL ID Act.
The major objections to the REAL Act include:
- The creation of a national database of driver’s license information maintained by the Department of Homeland Security.
- Make government tracking of citizens easier. “If fully implemented, the law would facilitate tracking of data on individuals and bring government into the very center of every citizen’s life,” Chris Calabrese a legislative counsel with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) wrote of the REAL ID Act.
- Put excessive burdens on some groups of people including rural residents who might not have “residential addresses” for their homes. Also, the requirements could burden immigrants and elderly persons who might not possess some of the required documentation.
- Create a situation in which drivers’ licenses could be used as an ID card for purposes such as buying firearms and ammunition, boarding an airplane or applying for a job.
- Make it harder and more costly for law-abiding citizens and residents to get driver’s licenses.
- Cost too much for states to implement.
The following states are in compliance with the REAL ID ACT: Hawaii, Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Colorado, Indiana, Ohio, Maryland, Delaware, Connecticut, Vermont, Wisconsin, Iowa, Kansas, Utah, Wyoming, South Dakota and Nebraska.