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In response to “Too Much Power,” Child Protective Service employees may not necessarily be “gods” but they’re definitely not a “joke.” It is unfortunate that his incident with his son was misunderstood, but there are children out there who need CPS. I knew someone in high school whose parent abused them. He was reported to CPS and they arranged for my friend to stay with a relative until he could get the help he needed. I don’t even want to imagine what would have happened to my friend had he been asked “his side of the story.” Child abuse is very serious, and every indication has to be taken seriously. Of course, discipline may be necessary at times, but when it turns into abuse, many children do consider CPS employees “gods.”

Erica Szwarc

Auburn


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