Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Typical "Child Protector Trainwreck"
"If the head of the Florida Department of Children and Families doesn't get mentally ill inmates out of the Pinellas County Jail soon, she might join them behind bars. A Pinellas judge Tuesday charged DCF Secretary Lucy Hadi with seven counts of indirect criminal contempt for failing to get the inmates out of the jail. The maximum penalty for each of those counts is five months and 29 days in jail." This is a typical "trainwreck" with the child protectors. Judges created the problem by increasing the number of mentally ill people in jail by 100%, then got "irate" because the child protectors couldn't "magically" come up with the money to obey the court order. But they did. They magically "found" $5 million dollars "under seat cushions on the couch." Whether this is enough to solve the problem, nobody knows. But if it isn't they're going to have to "find" more, or the director of the agency is going to jail. Notice all this does NOTHING to "help" children. Janet Reno would be pleased. (St. Petersburg Times)