Last Thursday, Dae'von Bailey was found beaten to death. The boyfriend is suspected of the murder. He is on the run.
When Dae'Von's mom decided to handle her "issues." County authorities gave the okay for Dae'von to live with mom's boyfriend. The LA Times reports that the LAPD are stumped by this decision because the b.f. was convicted of narcotic crimes and rape.
As I said yesterday the novel Push is a never-ending tale. I am so angry about this story. This little boy did all the right things telling grownups that someone was hurting him. And NO ONE rescued him. NO ONE. I'm tired of these women having babies they know they can't care for. That's what condoms and birth control are for! I'm tired of reading about pathetic women who allow their lovers to abuse their kids so they can keep a man. I'm sick and tired of people taking their rage out on children because their defenseless. I'm tired of our jacked up system where social workers are understaffed and overworked. A system that allows a 6-year-old child to live with a rapist, drug user and possible batterer. I'm tired of social workers who see kids like Dae'Von as just another case. Because of neglect he's not a case anymore, but a corpse. A poor, black boy from South LA cries for help and what does the the system do? Leave him to die. I'm tired, tired, tired of these stories. But I better save my strength because I know I'll probably be reading the same story in a day or so. It will just be a different kid.
The only good I see out of this madness is maybe little Dae'Von, who didn't ask to come to this world, and lived a hell on Earth for all of his short 6 years, can finally rest in peace.
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