The legislature just ignores the violations of human rights committed by DSS. They ignore the possible misuse of the circumventing of the courts and the possibility of its being used to harm innocent people
While the governor is concerned about rights for illegal aliens, through the Commissioner Angelo McCain, he violates the rights of citizens of the United States.
The general public sees DSS as a benevolent institution which helps neglected children. There has never been an independent evaluation as to whether all those children really needed to be removed from their home.
Everything is kept so confidential that little information about wrong doing gets out. The number of actual people it “serves” is exaggerated by skilful statistic building on the part of DSS. People may have cases closed after a few months only to have them reopened weeks later. So one person could be the cause of 3 or more cases in a year.
While the juvenile courts may response to pressure, they are generally tolerant of abuses by DSS. For instance, I have yet to read of a DSS worker going to jail for taking a child away and not asking the court for a hearing in the time required.
No judge has ever questioned why so many child seizures are done on a Friday afternoon. They would just as soon be ignorant of the problem so they do not have to help solve it.
No judge ever questions why there was such a big emergency that warranted gestapo like raids to seize children.
The failure of the courts to reign in DSS has been at best disappointing.
DSS is beyond hope of reform. It should be abolished. Some foster homes will still be needed. Some emergency care for children will still be needed. The the agency in charge o f those facilities should not be allowed to circumvent the courts.