A family was placed by some social services group into a home in our neighborhood. There are around 12-13 people existing (not living) in the house. The dog has since been taken by animal control after being repeatedly beaten. The kids (around 6-7 of them) are beaten daily, and, like Lord of the Flies, they turn on one another. The oldest child in the house, around 12 years of age, has a one-year old that she carries on her hip while riding a broken bike.
Neighbors on that street have been contacting social services and authorities, to no avail. The family was temporarily removed as they were stealing electricity. But, a nearby church only added to the chaos by donating them money, bikes (now all broken), and, apparently, cell phones. The kids run around the neighborhood, tripping in front of cars, throwing trash about, screaming and getting into fights. The adults do the same, but manage to confine their behavior to within 100 feet of the house. Cavemen lived better than this. I’ve watched Savage Messiah, and the children from this house are similarly developed. They have the skills of pack wolves and nothing more. What does it take to get Social Services to act?