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Mothers have a duty to protect children

After reading multiple articles on the beatings and deaths of Mayouna Smith, Eain Brooks and Abdifatah Mohamud, it is getting downright disgusting that the legal/social systems offer nothing in the way of punishing the mothers.

The legal system and politicians blame Child Protective Services but do nothing to cut the welfare, food stamps or housing benefits that support mothers who allow male friends to beat their children. These women should be put in jail. It is time to stop blaming CPS and change the laws.

Edward Wisniewski

East Amherst