The Drug War Murders a Toddler (Will Grigg)
Monday August 19th, 2013
Joshua Hill didn’t know that his July 25 visit with his daughter Alexandria would be the last he would enjoy. Four days later the two-year-old child was killed by the state-licensed foster mother who had been given custody after Joshua’s daughter was seized by the Texas Child Protective Service.
Neither Hill nor his wife ever harmed or neglected Alexandriain any way. That wasn’t true of the government-licensed foster mother. Hill recalls that when he and his wife were allowed temporary visits with their daughter, she frequently showed up with bruises on her body and other signs of abuse and neglect. He told a local TV station that “It got to a point where I actually told CPS that they would have to have me arrested because I wouldn’t let her go back.”
Why was this child taken away from loving and capable parents? Last November, the state confiscated the infant from her home because the parents admitted to using marijuana on occasion. This was described as “neglectful supervision,” a charge that permitted the child-snatchers to deliver the infant into the hands of an aggressively abusive individual who would eventually kill her.