- Posted December 18, 2013 by
Los Angeles, California
- I have a clean record. As a 30 year employee of the DWP, I’m not receiving the DWP retirement benefits I have earned, yet a convicted felon Samuel In, is receiving all of his City Pension Retirement benefits!
- If You are of Good Character, Sound Mind, Ambitious, and True to Your Fellow Man or Woman as Well as Self You Will Succeed no Matter Your Ethnicity, or Your Plight!
- Good Character, Telling the Truth Must be Meaningless. President Barack Obama is giving Praise to Danny Bakewell, Sr. and the LA Sentinel "Yellow Journal" Newspaper. Typically an inept Black community make heroes of this scum and keep them in business!
- Great Start to Immigration Reform: Convicted felonious illegal immigrants will work picking crops while incarcerated to defray taxpayer expense, very much like the "Chain Gang of the South". Deportation will begin at the end of the sentence served!
- Indeed Eddie Glaude. Also, it is refreshing to know that President Barack Obama, Valerie Jarrett, Colin Powell, Magic Johnson, and/or other prominent Blacks have not duped all US born Descendants of Slavery!
With the blessing of both past and present day Black elected officials, lawyers, social workers, probation officers, foster parents, and the Black community the break-up of the traditional Black family Structure for profit has been going on for decades!
The most recent series of articles as published by the Los Angeles Times, pertaining LA County Foster Care bring back memories of my experiences in foster care. Both of my parents are university educated credentialed school teachers with clean records.
Neither of my parents or any of my brothers, sisters and/or I, have ever been proven to criminal, insane, unfit, and/or incorrigible to warrant the breakup of the Mr. and Mrs. Leon E. Lofton, Jr. family unit for profit.
Several of my sisters, brothers, and I were placed on probation by Probation Officer Elaine Reed, the youngest sister at that time being an infant, and the oldest being me, age eleven. Black social workers and foster parents played musical chairs with my immediate family members to earn income derived via deceit to down on his or her home mortgages, to buy cars, and other luxuries at the expense of the rights of Mr. and Mrs. Leon E. Lofton, Jr. family unit.
One of my sisters was in foster care from infancy until age eighteen. Another one of my sisters was impregnated and gave birth while still a teenager in foster care, under the supervision of agents and officials of government.
The foregoing is documented by Los Angeles Superior Court cases 895188, BC 385899, related court cases, and is very different from the article published by the Los Angeles Sentinel “Yellow Journal” Newspaper. To date, journalists from the Los Angeles Sentinel newspaper have yet to apologize, retract these falsehoods, and/or to publish the truth.
YouTube: "Stepin Fetchit in Miracle in Harlem (1948)" ikachina•, February 24, 2010.
Although it is highly unlikely that Lincoln Theodore Monroe Andrew Perry was a "hat n hand handkerchief head negro" in real life......
Every day that Black elected leaders, lawyers, preachers, no good "yellow journalists, etc., etc., sellout or betray U.S. born Blacks, serve illegal aliens at the expense of the rights of U.S. born descendants of slavery, steal from the Black community, serve his or her personal friends at the expense of the Black community, etc., etc., all with the approval of other Blacks in the Black community.....
.....then the very Black elected officials, lawyers, sacrilegious preachers, poverty pimps, Black "Yellow " journalists and the Los Angeles "Yellow Journal" Sentinel or other members of the Black community who fit the description are in fact "Step n Fetchit hat n hand handkerchief head negroes" in real life!
“Private foster care system, intended to save children, endangers some, Those living in private agencies’ homes are a third more likely to endure physical, emotional or sexual abuse, a Times analysis found.” by Garrett Therolf, Los Angeles Times, December 18, 2013,
“Jada's case highlights problems in foster care system”, Jada bears the scars of being scalded by a woman who is serving 15 years in prison for her abuse and got a waiver as a foster mother despite several convictions and abuse complaints. by Garrett Therolf, LA Times, December 18, 2013
Sheriff’s deputies discovered 4-year-old Jada in a painful crouch, unable to sit or stand.
Doctors had to sedate her to peel off her clothes, revealing that 65% of her body was covered with second- and third-degree burns.
Her foster mother held her under scalding water as punishment, ordering another child to help submerge her, according to a criminal child abuse case filed against the woman.
Today, Jada is 14, but the physical and mental scars have never healed. Her case shows a system that is willing to tolerate a criminal record, mental illness and past abuse complaints to fill desperately needed spots for foster parents.
“Doesn’t take long to see that all that hurt is still there,” said Esther, who later adopted Jada and asked that her last name not be published to protect the girl’s identity.
There were early signs of trouble in Jada’s foster home. Two callers previously reported to the county child abuse hotline that foster mother Audrey Chatmon had battered and badly scalded another toddler at her apartment in Lakewood.
Chatmon had been convicted in the 1970s for forgery and another time in the 1980s for using a child to commit welfare fraud. The state granted her a waiver to become a foster parent.
For two decades, private foster agencies approved Chatmon, a high school dropout who had been placed in a mental hospital three times.
Penny Lane was the most recent foster family agency to certify Chatmon. Officials with the agency declined to answer questions about the case.
Three foster children lived in the home. Faith came as an infant, followed by her older sister, Jada, who was 2 when she arrived. They were joined by Monica, 15.
Private foster care system, intended to save children, endangers some »
Details of their lives emerged in three court cases — the criminal child abuse case involving Jada and civil cases filed by Jada, Faith and Monica that ended with cash settlements paid by the county.
The children noticed that Chatmon was often drunk and spent her days buried under her covers. She was surrounded by bottles of drugs to treat her bipolar disorder and was under the care of a county psychologist, according to court records.
Monica told the court that she was allowed only a Spartan existence, confined inside the home for long stretches while she cooked, cleaned and cared for the younger ones.
The girls slept on a bare floor without blankets.
Instead of removing the sisters, the Department of Children and Family Services pushed Chatmon to adopt them.
Chatmon disciplined the children by forcing them into
scalding water, witnesses testified in court. Jada, missing a tooth and clutching a stuffed animal, testified at Chatmon’s trial. “I was screaming” when “she was holding me down” in the tub, she said.
Asked during the trial if she remembered ever seeing the county social workers assigned to look after her, Jada said “no.”
Chatmon was convicted in 2006 of abusing Jada and is serving a 15-year sentence in the state prison for women in Chino.
After the injury, county social workers placed the girls in a new foster home. They were abused there as well, and had to be removed, according to court records.
They were eventually adopted by Esther. Faith continued to appear carefree, never holding back her giggles or the brightness from her steps. Jada rarely responded in kind.
Not long ago, a group of children accidentally sprayed Jada on the face with their squirt guns, Esther said. Jada erupted in screams and tears.
“The play is no longer there,” Esther said.
Problems proliferate at private foster care agency
Financial issues cost foster care agency its L.A. County contract