Abused Kids Died Because Authorities Failed To Protect Them

Renee - Author

Dec. 18 2014, Updated 7:29 a.m. ET

Astounding news uncovered by the Associated Press reveals that “at least 786 children died of abuse or neglect in the U.S. in a six-year span from 2008 to 2013 in plain view of child protection authorities.”

MSN reports that AP conducted an eight-month investigation into the data, or lack thereof, regarding the astounding number of children who are dying while the suspect is involved in an open case, as well as how many are dying while receiving assistance from the agencies are supposed to be keeping them safe.

Most of the 786 children whose cases were studied by the AP were under the age of 4. These children were beaten, starved, or left alone to drown “while agencies had good reason to know they were in danger,” as reported by ABC News.

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One of the cases reviewed by the AP was that of little Mattisyn Blaz, a 2-month-old from Montana who died “when her father spiked her like a football.”


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