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Another child is dead. We have to be better at protecting our kids from abuse | Letter to the editor

Re: “Despite abuse being reported 5 times, boy still ended up dead,” Bradenton Herald, May 31, 2019.

I am sick to my stomach and in my heart for another young child who fell through the cracks all the way to his end.

What does it take to protect these children?

I know from personal involvement that Child Protective Services is spread thin with all the cases, but five times and his grandmother reported abuse?

Where there’s smoke, there’s fire.

I believe any child with bruises signals a problem.

Let’s hope and pray that we can get better at protecting our children, as they are our future.

Edward St. James


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