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[Hey, You!] Your neighbor's hitting her kid? That's not 'Hey, You' material . . .

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You are the stupendously stupid person who wrote to the Weekly to complain about your neighbor, who is obviously engaging in both physical and emotional abuse toward her child (Hey, You, "Mommie Dearest," July 26). All you could think to do was rant to the Weekly? Really? Why are you and your lazy neighbors sitting on your fat asses doing NOTHING to protect this child? Sorry, but that makes YOU the lowlife bitches who can't even get off the couch to pick up a phone and actually DO something to help this child. If you have ANY regard for children, you will pick up the phone and call Child Protective Services immediately. You can do this anonymously and will not be pressed for your identity. The number is (714) 940-1000 or (800) 207-4464. 'Nuff said.

 
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BillxT
BillxT topcommenter

 @Dweezle

 I wish we knew if they read any of the responses and/or this comment, and whether they took any action.

 

At least make an anonymous call folks, they'll get logged. If enough complaints are called in they WILL investigate.

marydecarlo
marydecarlo

Actually, Child Protective Services  has to investigate ALL child abuse reports, so the number of complaints is not relevant.  All it takes is ONE call.  And you don't need absolute proof - just  "reasonable suspicion" that a child is being abused is more than adequate.

BillxT
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 @marydecarlo 

I have no doubt that's the requirement. My wife is a mandated reporter, we have positive knowledge that some of the incidents she reported were not investigated.  I suspect lack of resources.

 
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