Looks like the department has been working on legislation to do away with death investigations on minors who have died unexpectedly but of obvious causes. This new policy would apply if there was CPS involvement during the 12 months before death. Car accidents and deaths after long illnesses would be exempt from investigation. Falling off a cliff on a hike...I suppose would qualify.
They want to save money by not investigating deaths that are "clearly accidental." So, what is the definition of "clearly accidental?" There is none. Now we shift to human instinct I guess.
If this passes the vulnerable are now at greater risk of dying. Guaranteed no investigation???? Great... just hold the nose of a severely disabled or ill child. There will be no investigations.
The ability to decide which death gets investigated and which does not is truly too much trust to be given to a department that clearly, based on its own track record, does not deserve it.
An evil person could then just send a two year-old to play Handy Manny behind his car and OOPs....an obvious accident.
There are a lot of truly evil people out there. David Da Vilar Fox has been working on this legislation. He knows I am interested in these subjects but he didn't invite me to attend the "community partners" meeting this fall.
He should run a pubic trap line on this instead of trying to run it past us.