Tucson, arizona: Dead kids' mom: CPS culpable
Discussion Group: alt.support.child-protective-services
Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2007 13:20:16 -0500
Dead kids' mom: CPS culpable
The attorney for the mother of slain children Ariana and Tyler Payne has
added evidence of culpability by CPS to its claim against the state in
the children's deaths.
Their mother, Jamie Hallam, is trying to collect monetary damages from
the state and Child Protective Services.
The state agency's workers ignored Hallam's child custody papers and
told police to leave the children with their father, her ex-husband
Christopher Payne, according to an outside review of the case paid for
by the state and released Nov. 1.
Payne had been denied custody and visitation by a judge in the couple's
Payne is now charged with first-degree murder in the deaths and county
prosecutors have said they will seek the death penalty if he's convicted.
The body of Ariana, 4, was found in a storage locker Feb. 18. Tyler's
body has not been found. The boy, 5, is presumed dead by authorities.
In an ""addendum to notice of claim,"" attorney Jorge Franco Jr. of
Phoenix used the conclusions of CPS's independent analyst, who reviewed
the agency's handling of the matter, to bolster Hallam's case against
Franco says in the addendum dated Nov. 7 that CPS supervisors failed
multiple times to ensure the safety of the children.
He said that after CPS told police to leave the children with Payne, CPS
never checked custody records or Payne's criminal record and never
visited Payne's home for required home visits when children are
suspected of being at risk.
Hallam was being investigated by CPS for alleged drug use and was not
criminally charged. CPS failed to state how Hallam's alleged drug use
affected the children, the outside review said.
Franco said the state has not responded to the notice of claim he filed
Aug. 16 and said the state's 60-day response deadline expired Oct. 15.
He asks that the state meet with him to settle the case, although the
notice of claim deadline has expired and he is free to file a lawsuit
seeking damages. State law requires potential litigants to file a claim
notice before they can sue state agencies.
Franco said he aims to save the state litigation costs through an
On Thursday, the Pima County Medical Examiner's Office released its
autopsy report on Ariana Payne.
Dr. Eric D. Peters, a forensic pathologist, said the child died from
""homicidal violence"" that could not be specified. He certified the death
as a homicide.
At around the time of death, her back was broken in half from force
applied ""right to left,"" across the child's spine.
She had healing fractures to 12 ribs and a shoulder. One rib was broken
Dr. Bruce A. Anderson, a forensic pathologist, examined the remains.
The remains were found in black, plastic garbage bags inside a duffel
bag that was inside a hard, blue plastic storage bin at a rented storage
locker at 519 E. Prince Road.
CURRENTLY CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES VIOLATES MORE CIVIL RIGHTS ON A
DAILY BASIS THEN ALL OTHER AGENCIES COMBINED INCLUDING THE NSA / CIA
CPS Does not protect children...
It is sickening how many children are subject to abuse, neglect and even
killed at the hands of Child Protective Services.
every parent should read this .pdf from
connecticut dcf watch...
Number of Cases per 100,000 children in the US
These numbers come from The National Center on
Child Abuse and Neglect in Washington. (NCCAN)
Recent numbers have increased significantly for CPS
*Perpetrators of Maltreatment*
Physical Abuse CPS 160, Parents 59
Sexual Abuse CPS 112, Parents 13
Neglect CPS 410, Parents 241
Medical Neglect CPS 14 Parents 12
Fatalities CPS 6.4, Parents 1.5
Imagine that, 6.4 children die at the hands of the very agencies that
are supposed to protect them and only 1.5 at the hands of parents per
100,000 children. CPS perpetrates more abuse, neglect, and sexual abuse
and kills more children then parents in the United States. If the
citizens of this country hold CPS to the same standards that they hold
parents too. No judge should ever put another child in the hands of ANY
government agency because CPS nationwide is guilty of more harm and
death than any human being combined. CPS nationwide is guilty of more
human rights violations and deaths of children then the homes from which
they were removed. When are the judges going to wake up and see that
they are sending children to their death and a life of abuse when
children are removed from safe homes based on the mere opinion of a
bunch of social workers.
CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES, HAPPILY DESTROYING THOUSANDS OF INNOCENT
FAMILIES YEARLY NATIONWIDE AND COMING TO YOU'RE HOME SOON...
BE SURE TO FIND OUT WHERE YOUR CANDIDATES STANDS ON THE ISSUE OF
REFORMING OR ABOLISHING CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES (""MAKE YOUR CANDIDATES
TAKE A STAND ON THIS ISSUE."") THEN REMEMBER TO VOTE ACCORDINGLY IF THEY
ARE ""FAMILY UNFRIENDLY"" IN THE NEXT ELECTION...