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How could we do this?

The fact that the father, Taliferro Williams could abuse his family to the extent he did, with full knowledge of DSHS cannot be forgiven (“Lawsuit claims ‘child torture,’” March 6, 2019).

This state has obligations that supersede any regulatory efforts to “keep the family together.” Our obligation was to protect these children immediately when abuse was obvious, then rehab the family, if possible. Somehow I feel we are all at fault. How could such neglect of social responsibly be happening?

Alice Penna



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