So a couple weeks ago, I set up a form on a separate blog post and asked the question: How should we fix CPS? I got a few responses. Not as many as I had hoped for, but I got a few. Some were better than others. Some were very good. Some were not. I would like to take the opportunity to share a few of your suggestions now, starting with the people who responded on Facebook. I will not use last names as I don't want to identify anybody who may have an open case.
Let's start with Franca who was the first to respond in my group and suggested that we:
"Blowup all the offices and have every corrupt worker fired."Billy suggested that we:
"Fire the bad seeds and if good ones take over for them, fire them too"
"Clean house and start over, plus make it where it's not a fixed system, cps lawyers cps judges got to go"Deborah suggested that we:
"Just put the ones that Lie/Lied in Jail. That should be just about all of them."And Jason suggested:
"First of all you need to hold EVERYONE TO CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. This is the thing that needs to be done first. Protect the innocent child's human rights."So to clarify, it has been suggested that we...
- Blow up all the offices
- Fire every corrupt worker
- Clean house and start over.
- Make it so that it's not a fixed system.
- Get rid of all the CPS lawyers and judges
- Put the ones that lie in jail.
- Respect the constitutional rights of the parents
- and protect the human rights of the child.
First of all, I can not condone violence. Nor can I condone any threats of violence. Due to cases like the one in New Jersey, or the one from last year in Vermont where the CPS Agent was killed, they take these kinds of threats very seriously even if they weren't meant that way.
Second, aren't going to fire or lock up all of the CPS agents because most of them are going to quit within the first year anyway.. It's not a fixed system when they make up the rules as they go along and play them differently in every case. And, it could be argued that in order to protect the human rights of the child in a child abuse case, that the child would need to be protected.
Jason does have a point in the part about the US Constitution as parents due process rights are often violated as well as their 4th and 14th amendment rights among a few others depending on the circumstance, Perhaps we'll have an opportunity to discuss that later on.
That said, I do understand where these answers are coming from. CPS railroads parents, and rips their families apart and they do horrible things to kids in foster care. There is a lot of hurt, a lot of anger. Because of that we've all entertained thoughts that shouldn't be acted on at least once in our fight.
I do intend to share every answer I got over the next couple of nights, and am hoping for more before this is said and done. Parts 2 & 3 are going to be much more in depth, but out of fairness, I want to let everybody who answered have their say.
If you have a serious suggestion click on the link below and tell us about it.