Shannon Simmons 
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Re: “Three kids remain in an abusive home despite multiple reports to DHS. What does that mean for thousands of other kids?

Dhs has been allowing children to "slip thru the cracks" since I was a child. I was personally failed when while I already had 3 foster children placed in my care by Dhs living with me when a new social worker I had never even met refused to even consider me as a potential foster parent to my grandson. She kept me from speaking in court and suppressed documents from the other workers who had originally interviewed me and the positive reports that we on file about me. The foster family dhs provided wanted to keep my grandson and so we were stonewalled at every turn. Our lawyer could not believe that we lost a child to Dhs when I have been volunteering for Dhs and the public school system. I was even the recipient of quite a few awards for my efforts. I have been helping and caring for abused and neglected children for the last 27 years, and many of those children who are adults now still call and visit when ever they can. I still have the reports from other workers praising my skills in handling at risk kids and I was never compensated for my work because I didn't want to be. The people who have my grandson have 3 other fosters and they collect money for them every month. I know this because we were required to repay the money they collected from the government after two years of fighting for our child. Conversely I have helped other children who are overlooked get away from their abusers without involving Dhs. I have also witnessed children who are suffering atrocious abuses and Dhs claims to have investigated but in one instance our neighbors were locking their 2 year old in a room by himself for hours, on a mattress covered in dog fecees,and he would scream for hours at a time. Another child was living with a family of addicts. When they got loud and obnoxious I would sneak her out and bring her to my home until they passed out. Many people reported the family and when the d girl was six she found he 23 year old brother dead of an overdose when she was getting ready for school. You would think something would have been done at that time but she was left in the home for 2 more years until one morning she found her Mother dead of an overdose as well. At this point they finally intervened. Dhs is a bullshit branch of government that let's people who don't even have an associates degree make decisions that change people's lives. No one cares as long as it doesn't affect them.

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Posted by Shannon Simmons on 12/31/2018 at 3:56 AM

Re: “Local women, kids face housing shortage

Only 9 ?!! I would think even one unsheltered child is unacceptable. Maybe if you required stricter qualifications in the hiring of your child service employees instead of allowing any idiot with an associates degree and no experience to make decisions that can destroy families people wouldn't feel that the streets are water than risking government "assistance".

Posted by Shannon Simmons on 11/08/2018 at 11:53 PM

Re: “Council OKs short term rental ordinance after contentious public meeting

Ha ha ha you idiots think the homeless are a big problem, just wait until you see what happens to your precious neighborhoods now.

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Posted by Shannon Simmons on 11/08/2018 at 11:44 PM

Re: “Reader: Your donations are ruining our city

If it isn't the homeless leaving the mess it will be teenagers and other I'm inconsiderate assholes. Some people just don't care. I have never been to a campsite I haven't had to clean before use in years.

Posted by Shannon Simmons on 11/08/2018 at 11:31 PM

Re: “Reader: Where is the limit?

You have already put up with it for far too long. Jimmy needs to put on his big boy pants and learn to take care of himself. Some people only learn the hard way.

Posted by Shannon Simmons on 11/08/2018 at 11:26 PM

Re: “Reader: Why we voted for Trump, in reality

Ya'll all must be so very disappointed with the result

Posted by Shannon Simmons on 11/08/2018 at 11:21 PM

Re: “Reader: That's a recipe for ruin

I completely agree. As a practicing anarchist I am never happier than when my clothing, attitude, or behavior offends some uptight self righteous Asshole in any way!!

Posted by Shannon Simmons on 11/08/2018 at 11:16 PM

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