Thursday, April 24, 2008
Yet Another "Governor's Committee on Child Abuse"
Gov. Ritter is incensed that 13 children have died last year IN CUSTODY of the child protectors, so he's "forming a committee" to look into it and come up with "changes." Maybe they'll do something concrete. I don't know. I was a member of such a committee a couple of governors ago, and when I came up with some concrete things wrong with child protection in Colorado and some suggestions to go with them, from that point on, I couldn't find out when or where the next meeting was. The next year, the committee completed its work and the child protectors (predictably) got more money to pay for "more people." The government is the only place I can think of where you can use incompetence as a "fund-raiser." Nobody got fired, although a number of low-level workers got "transferred" (a "lateral transfer"). I hope the same thing doesn't happen again. I'll be watching. (CBS 4 Denver)