Child protection can't be blamed here. From everything I have read, he showed no sign of being a risk to the child. Workers aren't clairvoyant. We talk on here about the fact teens can still be wonderful parents. But then blame the dept when a child dies to a teen parent.
Where is the ownership of the parents? and not just in this case, but in all cases of abuse. Many people that abuse their kids don't have a MI. They are not psychotic, they know right from wrong. The dept is spread so thin, I don't think the general public realises how much. They are also bound to the courts. They can't remove a child without firm proof, and without the permission of a judge.
I think our society has become one where we don't take ownership for our actions and always want to blame something or someone else. Barring psychosis, which I'm reading this boy did not have, he knew what he was doing. Yes he's had a sh*t life. I worked with these very kids for a decade so I feel I qualify to have an opinion. Their life is an explanation, not an excuse.
Sorry for my rant I just get frustrated that the dept cops a hiding all.the.time. They investigate 'supposed' innocent families and people hate them for that. They don't catch every child and some fall through the cracks and they cop a beating. The pressure and case load is unbelievable. Many run with 35+ families at any one time.