10:21 AM, Dec 2, 2012
By: Anita Wadhwani and Tony Gonzalez
There is little known about the 31 Tennessee children who died in the first six months of this year after the Department of Children's Services got involved in their cases.
The dead included 23 babies, four toddlers, one 5-year-old and three teenagers.
They died after suffering broken bones, drug exposure, asphyxia and drowning. One 2-year-old boy died in a Lincoln County home fire. A Lauderdale County newborn was drowned in a toilet. Some deaths remain unexplained.
The Department of Children's Services continues to withhold details about the children's lives and deaths and what steps the state's $650 million child protection agency took - or did not take - to protect them.
Kids getting killed in "care" is apparently no big deal.