Reading these articles (below, or click the links) demonstrate that these are not isolated cases of violence and abuse, but repeated terrible burning, and beatings of babies that have only made the paper because the child died.
There’s lot’s more of this happening that we don’t see. Without subsidized day care and crisis nurseries, babies are left with drunk uncles and cracked out boyfriends while mom is working or buying groceries.
In my work as a volunteer CASA guardian ad-Litem, I saw this kind of thing repeatedly. In one instance, a baby was burned over half her body and in another case, because there was no subsidized daycare, the working father, who was a good man, had the state start proceedings to take his children away because he could not afford daycare.
Nobody wins in these situations; terribly abused children, destroyed functioning families, & a fortune in hospitalization and foster care. StarTribune Local;
Minnesota man admits inflicting deadly injuries to 22-month-old girl
- Updated: July 29, 2013 – 9:10 PM
Champlin police send baby death case to county attorney
- Updated: July 29, 2013 – 8:50 PM
- Champlin police have concluded their investigation into the February death of a 4-month-old girl that was ruled a homicide and have forwarded the case to the Hennepin County attorney’s office.