If the city really wants to probe into the death of 5 year old Michael Guzman, who lived with five other siblings in the Jamaica home of abuse and neglect, they need to overhaul all the city agencies from the incompetent Department of Buildings to this totally disgraceful city agency, the Administration for Children’s Service.
Sure Michael Guzman’s parents are totally fucked up with their history of domestic abuse and children abuse and neglect, but the agency, ACS, who is supposed to look out for children like Michael, failed miserably AGAIN.
And just like I said there would be some ghetto folks yammering about what I said about the parents of this little boy, one Nancy Cruz was the first to thrown in her bullshit two cents:
You have no facts ! Calling her scum ! Most of he ACS cases were filed by the father of the 3 girls out of spite cause Phyliss wouldn’t take him back ! Get your facts straight she is a good mother and always was to those kids ! She has never received a penny child support from any of the dead beat dads ! She took good care of little Michael always ! He was a sick kid with epilepsy he died because of that not neglect !
You really need to take this down until you get facts. As of right now medical examiner confirmed there were no bruises or signs of abuse on the child ! This women is grieving and 99 percent of the shit that’s being reported is bullshit !
So typical for this shitty community of Jamaica, where instead of slamming the parents for leaving young children after midnight in the care of a 15 year old sibling, this ass is going to tell me about facts that she herself cannot even get fucking straight. One, I never called her scum ( I did call both parent douche bags) and first off many people have epilepsy, that does not make Michael a “sick kid” as she stated or that someone dies directly of epilepsy, but then when parents are gone all night long and don’t properly check on a child with epilepsy when they come in and then don’t bother to check on him for many hours (he was dead for 12 hours, 12 fucking hours in that house), that is FUCKING NEGLECT and ABUSE by these parents. My grandmother had epilepsy her entire life as do many people, so that is bullshit #1. None of what is reported is bullshit as she stated. ACS visited the home 13 times and in 8 incidents found evidence of child abuse and neglect. I am tired of people like her and others and their bullshit excuses for bad behavior. So bullshit #2 Nancy.
Think about that boy, you asshole.
And if this asshole Mayor wants to do something, overhaul all your damn incompetent agencies and fill the positions with intelligent, smart, caring people, I mean this is NYC, aren’t we supposed to have the best and brightest. I guess not when it comes to NYC agencies like ACS.
From The Daily News:
Administration for Children’s Services workers found evidence of abuse or neglect in eight of the 13 cases connected to the parents of little Michael Guzman, sources said.
Of the four cases that involved the boy, known as “Little Mikey,” investigators determined two amounted to abuse or neglect, sources said.
The nine other allegations involved Guzman’s five siblings — ages 15, 12, 11, 9 and 2. Child welfare workers documented abuse or neglect in six of those cases, sources said.
Most involved not taking the kids to school or not having enough food in the house.
Out of the 13 times ACS was involved with the family, cops were summoned twice. Both incidents were related to the eldest daughter.
A domestic incident report was filed after the kids’ parents got into a fight, sources said.
Despite the red flags, city welfare workers opted not to remove any of the children from the home of parents Phyllis Reinoso, 29, and Michael Guzman, 34.
As part of its probe, the Investigation Department has requested all ACS records related to the numerous prior interactions between agency caseworkers and Michael’s parents.
The city probers are already investigating the beating deaths of two other children whose parents had prior ACS histories — 3-year-old Jaden Jordan of Brooklyn and 6-year-old Zymere Perkins of Harlem.
Investigation Commissioner Mark Peters said his team is preparing reports on Jaden and Zymere, as well as on at least five other children.
“These investigations will build on the findings we have already published regarding failures by ACS in its investigatory and foster care oversight, and will focus on the actions of ACS staff, what real-time actions they took in response, and persistent vulnerabilities within ACS that DOI’s investigations continue to expose,” said Peters.
ACS spokeswoman Aja Worthy-Davis wouldn’t go into specifics on why the city didn’t remove the children.
She said the agency takes children from their homes “when there is imminent danger, and (court) approval is always required for any such removal.”
Michael, who suffered from epilepsy, was discovered unresponsive at his 109th Ave. home in Jamaica on Sunday afternoon.
His mother told police she found the boy unconscious in bed, with vomit around his mouth, at 4:10 p.m., sources said.
Reinoso said she last saw little Michael nearly 14 hours earlier, at 2:30 a.m., and noticed that he was having trouble breathing.
But neither Reinoso nor her husband checked on their boy again until it was too late, sources said.
The parents told cops they believed he had been sleeping.
Investigators suspect the boy had been dead for roughly 12 hours, sources said.
There were no signs of trauma on Michael’s body, and an initial autopsy was inconclusive, according to the city medical examiner’s office.
Michael’s parents were released from custody Monday night. No charges have been filed in the case.
A longtime family friend said Michael’s mother was known several years ago to neglect her children and even lock them in a bedroom on occasion.
“She never hit them and stuff, but just they weren’t properly taken care of,” said the friend, who asked to remain anonymous.
That friend got a firsthand glimpse of Reinoso’s parenting when the mother and her then-three children stayed at the pal’s Staten Island home following a house fire in January 2008.
“In my eyes, she was just a young mom. She didn’t really have the guidance,” said the person, who noted ACS was called while the family stayed with her.
“If I could have kept her kids, trust me, I would have.”