Last month, we all heard about the sad case of Haleigh Poutre, the 11-year-old comatose beating victim the Massachusetts Department of Social “Services” was champing at the bit to kill. Now, court documents reveal that as early as September 19, a mere 6 days after the Department had gained custody of her (and a mere 8 days after she had been brought into the hospital in the first place), the Department was already in juvenile court seeking permission to kill her. Given that Haleigh started breathing the day after the Massachusetts Supreme “Judicial” Court granted the Department its license to kill, it would seem the Department has some ‘splainin’ to do. Reached for comment, Department spokesman Xrlq had this to say:
This is a very sad case, and at this juncture, it appears that something went horribly wrong. We are conducting a full investigation into this matter to determine who made the decision to seek permission to take Haleigh off life support prematurely, and why. Until our investigation is complete, we have no further comment except to say we wish Haleigh a full and speedy recovery, and that we had a death penalty so Jason Strickland, the monster who put her in her present state, could get the grisly fate both he and we very nearly inflicted on Haleigh.
Oh, wait, I almost forgot; Xrlq is a blogger in Southern California, not a spokesman for the Massachusetts Department of Social Services. Their actual
spokesman spokeswoman spokesperson person of spoke is Denise Monteiro, who had a somewhat different take on the issue:
Social services spokeswoman Denise Monteiro said the agency sought approval to remove Haleigh’s feeding tube and ventilator so they could have “options” in handling her case.
“Just because you get permission to remove life support doesn’t mean you’re going to do it,” she said.
Who says there is no “culture of death” in this country?