"Our" Kids In The News

The power of the Media can be used to expose the truth, the obvious truth,
because without immediate help in certain cases, children die.
Who do the laws of confidentiality truly protect?

September 28, 2004 Jacksonville Daily News, NC - Rule 24 Hearing, Charging Carolyn Futrell with Capital Murder in the death of 7 year old Kayla Yvonne Allen

September 22, 2004 - Houston Chronicle - Girl says she was locked naked in an attic room [CADI]

August 18, 2004 - Houston Chronicle - Repeated Abuse of Children at CADI, Child & Adolescent Development Center, 2505 Southmore, Houston, Texas; rats, rape, "cooked-books", kids knocked into walls, kicked in the stomach, left without proper medical care, food poisoning, and the list goes on. Ms. Beryl Shorter Grady, owner/manager, said the Comptroller's Report was not a fair report.

August 18, 2004 - Grand Jury indicted Carolyn Futrell for First Degree Murder and Felony Child Abuse in the death of 7 year-old Kayla Yvonne Allen. Due to the heinous acts involved, the DA is expected to ask for the death penalty

June 25, 2004 - KHOU-TV Channel 11, Houston, Texas - Up Close: Is there a crisis in Texas foster care?
By Shelley Kofler

June 22, 2004 Shelley Kofler, Reporter for WFAA TV in Dallas, investigated this case further than anyone has dared, including a discussion about the amount of medication Kristen has been on while in foster care. View interview with Kristen's Mother, Elain Philpott

June 18, 2004 - News Observer, Ann Saker reporting

June 13, 2004 - Unusual Death by Permethrin based Insecticide Poisoning - Jacksonville Daily News

June 11, 2004 - Fundraiser Targets Child Abuse - Jacksonville Daily News

May 26, 2004 Myrtle Beach Sun News, SC

May 24, 2004 RALEIGH, N.C. - NBC13.com-- A woman whose daughter died of insecticide poisoning in the care of her legal guardian says judges refused four times in the past five years to return custody to her.

May 21, 2004
Eyewitness News 11 - ABC Local

May 20, 2004 Carolyn Futrell arrested in the murder of 7 year old Kayla Yvonne Allen - WWAY TV

April 6, 2004 - Carole Strayhorne - Texas State Comptroller's Report Forgotten Children

April 6, 2004 - State Comptroller's Report on the "care" of Kristen Turner aka "Angela", during her six years of state foster care.

Thank you to Mr. Brown, the journalist who was not allowed to write the story of how DCF was overstepping their boundaries, did not get to argue the Constitutional issues, and they were unsuccessful in getting Judge Richard Damiani through the federal courts, but even when it seems these matters do not turn out the way they would if the system were working properly, this writing from the Spring 2003, Connecticut Civil Liberties Union, CCLU, acknowledges that our efforts are not in vain as the CCLU has begun to investigate more of the juvenile courts

10/16/2003 - HoustonPress, Margaret Downing, Editor, First News Report on CADI and Kristen Turner

Andy Thibault said it right when he said "Richie Damiani stepped in it big this time, after many years of abusing his power".

"Texas Website Hope4KidZ.org Plays Pivotal Role..."
This article was printed in the Connecticut Law Tribune and was also written by Andy Thibault.

"landmark case is being heard in the CT Appellant Court tomorrow, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001"

"On May 23rd, 2000, in a closed Waterbury juvenile courtroom, Briana's preadoptive mother Theresa Bailey was given a six-month contempt-of-court sentence...

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