Florida Abuse Shelter Scandal

2009 01 07

Florida Abuse Shelter Scandal
from MND: Your Daily Dose of Counter-Theory by Carey Roberts

“It was really terrible what I went through.” These were the first words that Yvonne Scott blurted out, even though the incident happened more than five years ago.

One morning a social worker and policeman showed up on the woman’s doorstep. “Either you come with us to the abuse shelter or we take away your children,” was their grim-faced ultimatum. Scott had been previously involved in an abusive relationship, but there was no current threat to Ms. Scott or any of her three children.

One might expect such an encounter to occur in the former Soviet Union or maybe a Latin America banana republic. But in the sunshine-addled state of Florida?….(Full Story)

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