This makes me sick to my stomach. I hope those sorry sacks of shit who killed her rot in prison, but what’s more I think all the people who heard multiple reports of this child’s abuse and did NOTHING should be brought up on charges. Their gross negligence led to her death. I understand sometimes things tragically fly under the radar but this was *not* under the radar. The father reported the abuse. Other family members reported the abuse. The daycare workers reported the abuse. THE CHILD REPEATEDLY TOLD ANYONE WHO WOULD LISTEN THAT SHE WAS BEING ABUSED. She had multiple physical injuries evident of abuse. What the hell else was supposed to happen? Literally everyone involved here did exactly what they were supposed to do except the people whose very job was to protect this child.
Their failure here is despicable.
While I know this is emotional, it would be inappropriate to bring social service workers, police, doctors, etc for failing to do the right thing in this circumstance. Their conduct reviewed and them being disciplined or fired sure, but criminal charges sets a dangerous precedent.
One thing that I think really does need to change is how family court views men in situations like this where the idea that a child will always be better off with their mother and fathers are rarely considered as good caregivers needs to be challenged as archaic and regressive.
“While I know this is emotional, it would be inappropriate to bring social service workers, police, doctors, etc for failing to do the right thing in this circumstance. Their conduct reviewed and them being disciplined or fired sure, but criminal charges sets a dangerous precedent.”
There already is a precedent. It’s called Criminally negligent homicide. If it can be proven that they were aware of the abuse and did nothing to prevent it or protect her from it, they could reasonably be brought up in charges.
Negligent homicide is very hard to prove, for good reason. ‘Proven aware of the abuse’ is the big one, not just ‘I had possible suspicions.’ Hindsight is 20/20, and not saying the situation doesn’t suck, but throwing everyone around it under the bus isn’t the way to go.
Three separate cases were open regarding her abuse and they were all closed. They had reports from multiple witnesses as well as CONSIDERABLE PHYSICAL EVIDENCE of abuse. This wasn’t just some kind of vague hunch, her abuse was absolutely provable. I am not “throwing anyone under the bus”, people were absolute shit at their jobs here and their failure lead to this little girl’s death.
At the end of the day I’m not going to spend a lot of time quibbling on whether not they should be charged, I’m just saying there is a precedent for it and this was gross negligence.