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Houston residents are directing their anger at a judge who returned 4-year-old Maleah Davis to her abusive home in February. Maleah had been missing from that home for over a month. On Friday, Maleah's remains were recovered in Arkansas and flown back to Houston on a private jet.

In a jailhouse interview with community activist Quanell X last week, suspect Derion Vence, 26, who was engaged to Bowens, said he killed the girl accidentally and dumped her body in Fulton, Arkansas, just over the Texas state line. Vence is being held on $45,000 bail.

A road crew detected a foul odor and discovered a black trash bag containing a child's bones and blood-stained clothing on Friday.

An unknown donor provided a private jet to fly Maleah's remains back home late Friday.

A coroner is working to determine the child's cause of death.

State District Judge Gloria Lopez is under fire for returning Maleah to her mother, Brittany Bowens, after the 4-year-old suffered a traumatic brain injury at home.

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Bowens told CPS her daughter hit her head on the corner of a table during breakfast. Maleah required at least 3 brain surgeries to reduce intracranial pressure in her skull.

Despite a CPS's decision to keep Maleah and her 2 brothers in foster care, Judge Lopez ordered the children returned to their mother in February.

Lopez had been sworn in as a judge just one month before the hearing. Lopez, 33, was a family attorney prior to running for election in Houston.

In May, Judge Lopez, a Democrat, signed a CPS gag order preventing details from being released to the public as she continues to preside over the CPS case involving Maleah's 2 brothers.

As a result of public pressure, Hank Whitman, the former Texas Ranger in charge of the Department of Family and Protective Services, announced his decision to step down and retire early.

But Maleah's supporters are outraged that Judge Lopez continues to oversee the CPS case.

Angry Houston residents took to social media to call for her impeachment from the bench.

"Gloria Lopez asked support in candidacy for Judge in the 308th Judicial District Court in Texas. Said she would make a difference for families seeking justice in family law court. People now ask to Impeach Judge Gloria Lopez for negligent ruling leading to death of Maleah Davis," wrote one Twitter user.

A memorial to Maleah can be seen just off exit 18 along Highway I-30 in southwest Arkansas.

Hempstead County Sheriff James Singleton and his family placed a pink cross and pink unicorn at the memorial on Sunday, KTBS reports.

Another memorial continues to grow outside the abandoned apartment at 9850 S. Kirkwood Road where Maleah once lived with her family. The apartment is uninhabitable after forensics officers ripped out plumbing and sprayed a reagent chemical everywhere in search of blood evidence.

The Kirkwood Landing apartment complex in Houston has become a morbid destination for heartbroken strangers who traveled from all over Texas to grieve for a child they've never met.
 

  • Elevated Soul

    There is no way that Maleah should have ever been sent back,to a home where she was injured so badly until she lost half of her d@mn skull!!!

    Thrive in your new dimension baby girl.?

  • Trey

    System failed..parents failed....very bad

  • Appplesauce

    Everybody around this child failed her. The judge shouldn’t be he held to a higher standard than her sorry a$$ father. How you see your child being abused and don’t step up as man or a parent? If he tries to sue I hope he doesn’t get a dime. Hopefully the two other kids will be put in a home where they are loved and well taken care of.

  • Bree

    Why are we met at a judge that had a job to do? An investigation was done and the children were placed under CPS for six months. In cases like this, you don't know the outcome. My cousin lived with us for over a year and had to go back to his mother because she got a better paying job, a car, and a better place to stay. It's not the courts job to place or take care of our children. It is our job to take care of them. This is the problem with society, we always want handouts. Maleah's father or his family should have stepped in to get her and her brother. According to Vence's father, the children were in the care of Vence's mother for those six months. When will we realize that charity starts at home?!

  • Love Luv

    Sadly they have been confirmed to be Maleah’s remains. The silver lining of this is she will NEVER EVER be hurt by monsters again. She is free!!! I will never forget you Maleah ?

  • Bree

    Her damaged soul is better off in heaven with her Creator. Some people have sex like rats, but shouldn't be able to breed like them. But that's the world we live in. I'm no one to judge, but God has the final say

  • Love Luv

    Look how bright and warming her smile was throughout the abuse. Just imagine how much more beautiful and truly joyful she is now in her eternal glory. ??

  • Bree

    I have said the same thing. Death is hard, but when things like this happen it lets me know that God doesn't make mistakes. Her mother and father are responsible for this, although Vence is the cause of her death. Can't win when you are dirty!

  • Leigh Burton

    That judge should be removed from the bench! You can see in the pictures how that baby was tortured all those years!

  • Love Luv

    Dear abusers,

    If you can read, know this: You will never be able to rob her again of safety and protection. You tried so hard to devour her but you didn’t even realize you were sending her on to higher universes than you can ever fathom not will ever see personally. Maleah more than likely does not even remember you demonic abusers but MANY people including YOU will always remember her for eternity. You weren’t wanted or liked but Maleah was loved by the world! # MaleahStillWon

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Not doing this today ..... this ain't gone bring this child back ..... smh .... be back on another post

  • Love Luv

    You had ONE JOB. I know cps and judges can’t always get it right but this baby showed up to the hospital numerous times. One visit resulted in loss of brain matter and brain removal surgery.
    IT WASN'T THAT COMPLICATED! I am no longer worried about Maleah. I’m worried about the case workers and authorities who still have control over the safety of children. I apologize for so many comments. This just so upsetting.

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    I am not as concerned about this judge. There are formulas/worksheets (for lack of knowing the correct legal term) used in determining whether a child is returned to the home. Remember that the main mission of the CPS agencies are to keep the child with their family. This can be a blessing and a curse....In the meantime when is this mother going to be held accountable and charged?

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I can see why people are mad a the judge. But I'm actually more mad at the father. After that first incident, he should have gone to court to get custody of his kid.

  • WutizstillHERE!

    Lets get one thing that isn't being said.. Her MOM was fully aware of this baby death and when it happened stop saying the boyfriend is fully responsible..as for this judge..yeah goodbye and good day.. https://media3.giphy.com/media/l0NgRhoUu98FibNgQ/giphy.gif

  • Renee26

    And the momma is still free huh ?

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    i don't disagree,but it is easier said than done. What a father has to demonstrate to acquire custody is far more voluminous than what a mother with custodial rights have to demonstrate. He may have not met the requirements successfully. This is unfortunate.

  • Gloria

    This was a terrible tragedy. However, the sole cause of this child’s death does not fall on the judge. This was a systematic failure and every party- including the child’s parents, are to blame. Some disciplinary action and systematic changes should definitely take place but at the end of the day, I am really looking sideways at the mother and father, not the judge.

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    reason why she was sticking so close to this murdering and having conversations that didn't include the words "where is my child?"

  • https://play.nylaxy.com/twitch twitch.tv/Nylaxy

    I would have loved to have this beautiful baby girl and would have given her so much love and affection and happiness. It is absolutely heartbreaking her mom can have such a gift as her and not do everything in her power to protect and cherish her. I am so mad and hurt about this I just don't f***king understand. Burn them all.

  • I Run New York

    The judge failed this little girl. We need better people making decisions that involve innocent children that cant protect themselves.

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    I want everybody's head!!! Get the judge too. I need to go to my altar about this baby. I can't release this anger and really want to phuck them up!!!! This shyt has smoke coming out of my ears *facepalm*

  • Gloria

    My sentiments exactly. The judge was following protocol for her job. The parents are the primary reason why this child died.

  • I Run New York

    Very bad. Dead child. Everyone involved dropped the ball. They have to be held accountable so that this doesn't happen again to other little girls.

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    Judges can not render decisions based on personal opinions or observations. It would make for an even more corrupt system. There are formats in place (like checking off boxes) that they use to assist in rendering decisions. Sometimes judges follow their instincts. But in most cases those judgments are overturned.

  • Carla

    There is likely a very good reason he didn't have or try to get custody. I've read on a few news sites when she was first reported missing that, according to court documents,officials said Maleah and her older brother were physically abused and neglected by Bowens and their BIOLOGICAL father, Craig Davis, too.

  • Renee26

    Basic adulting. A steady place to live, food, utilities, and possibly parenting classes. Criminal records don't even matter. All they have to do is prove they're stable. Male or female... Fugg dat sorry nigga too

  • I Run New York

    Facts. The judge needs to be held accountable so that this doesn't happen to other children.

  • Phillybruh

    Its not as easy as I'm going to get my kid, I wish it were for some of these cases.

  • Topic Influencer

    If its a criminal record related to drug dealing and is recent it matters here. cant speak for texas. And that is what I am starting to think

  • I Run New York

    I've worked for two judges. Some judges are competent and some clearly do not belong on the bench. They need to investigate this woman

  • Topic Influencer

    And it wasnt just Maleah to get custody of. It was her and her brother. Something was up with dad on why he couldnt get his kids. I keep reading he had done prelim. paperwork. I think he must have a criminal background IDK... something. the son ended up with bio dad sister.

  • DREAM KARDASHIANS STROLLER

    Smh I just don’t understand what in the world a child could ever do or say that warrants this type of treatment

  • Phillybruh

    If he were documented as abusing the child he wouldn't have been allowed to visit the child at the hospital without supervision and be as close as they are in the picture. It was documented while she was in the hospital he was the only parent to come and see her.

  • Topic Influencer

    And it MIGHT be WHY mom didnt come see her. She wasnt allowed perhaps.

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy
  • I Run New York

    Judge's have discretion and this is definitely an abuse of it. They are not handicapped by a protocol. I have been a lawyer for 6 years and have worked for two judges.

  • Phillybruh

    He may not have had the room, she was 5 after that age they require separate rooms based on CPS rules.

  • Renee26

    Recent cases matter on my city too but old records don't. Those with records may have to take parenting and/or drug classes but as long as they see the parent is trying to turn things around they will reunite the kids.

    Sadly I've seen DV cases still open and the kids get returned to their parents.

  • Phillybruh

    Criminal Records matter here.

  • ?? Kari ?????????

    And yet the mother is at home!! Arrest that biotch already

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    Basically, she didn't have a hope or a prayer with ANY OF THEM. Smdh.

  • therealashland

    as they should, she should have never released this baby back to those monsters, she needs to be OFF the bench

  • therealashland

    it does, its a chain reaction. history of a busy and the child is sent back to monsters,..

  • Topic Influencer

    There was a case here the dad tried to get custody of a child but had a pending drug case. They felt like it wouldnt be in best interest of the child to let the kid go to dad, bc dad was facing time. would be disruptive if kid goes to dad, dad gets convicted, kid gotta get re-shuffled again. Kid went home to mom. Kid got killed. and dad GOT OFF from his case. it was many years ago. But THIS bio dad got something going on in re to why he also was showing up with his sister. Said they showed up HOURS before she was reported missing demanding to see her. dad and auntie. bf/killer wouldnt let them in to see her. said she had the flu. BUT bf/killer did give them the brother. Its why killer only had HIS son with him when he got caught up in the hospital/kidnapping story. why was bio dad showing up with his sister? why they only leave with ONE kid no questions asked? whole thing is crazy AF

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    me too. i know plenty of brothers who would be more suitable custodial parents than the moms

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    i believe it's fair to say, this judge could have drilled down further into this case, instead of going solely on whats placed in front of her.

  • Topic Influencer

    This too. You cant be in a studio apartment here and want to get custody of 2 kids. Its not gonna happen.

  • BonitaMia

    Lock her ass up too! Just like cops are being held accountable, hold this judge accountable who set this tragedy in motion by returning those babies to Grimace and House of Do it wrong. So many people out here want babies (myself included) and would have treated this poor baby like the beautiful black princess she is.

  • Parent

    God help us. Have mercy on us.

  • Gloria

    Do you think she should be disbarred for this case then?

  • missmiami305

    He disposed of that baby like she was trash. Nobody deserves that. There is a legion of demons waiting on his ass and he doesn’t have to make it to hell for them to pay him a visit. Don’t sleep MOFO!!! Better yet, you’re not even safe while awake.

  • Junkanoo

    This judge needs sharia law she should be dragged out into the streets and stoned to death. How many other inhumane fucked up decisions has she made. She probably went into this line of work because of pure egoism ,power and money the very sort you don't need in this field more impaths are needed in these positions but many wouldn't want to work in this profession.

  • Anji

    Judges are humans depending on reports by others and physical appearance, testimonies from several parties at court. The systems are overwhelmed and the speed of trials determining fates of children is lightening fast. The parents are chiefly at fault because they are charged with protecting and caring without negligence for their children. There are too many Maleahs and it happens all the time. All the time. This is just exceedingly gruesome but all the stories tear at the heart strings.

  • missmiami305

    This is where bishes who ain’t got nothing to lose are supposed to come in and drag this bish out her front door. This is when folks need to bring that energy ????.

  • missmiami305

    ??

  • datjerk

    I'm more upset with the bio father for not demanding custody of his child.

  • gellie

    No. But she clearly doesn't have the necessary discernment to be on the bench. The judge actually went against CPS recommendation, so she used her own discretion. A judge, where permiitted, can use their own discretion. But in cases like this, you'd better be right.

  • Ms..N

    This ahole is worse than Casey Anthony!! All child killers should be stoned to death!

  • Anji

    Just evil. What did this devil think he would gain by holding out where he dumped this babys' body? Dumped so that mowers ran over the remains and a stray pink hair barrette lay on the ground outside the bag. The visual hurts my soul. Simple Death is too good for this couple.

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Bio fathers cannot just sit up and demand custody they need some thousands for a lawyer first

  • 11pink123

    But y’all worried about the woman twerking at her son’s graduation.?????

    While In the meantime you have a professional, educated judge with a degree, who would not dare to do anything as ignorant as twerking at a kids graduation, who’s job is to protect kids, seen this picture and gave the child back to some demons.

    I’m just saying place that negative energy where it belongs.

  • Blak

    Please somebody give me this bitch's address, I need to tell her something!

  • jazmine

    Imagine being the foster parent that loved this adorable child only to have her returned to her abusive ass parents kill her

  • Topic Influencer

    In their mind no body no charges.

  • Topic Influencer

    Hurts me to my core. So damn it SAD

  • Rhyme and Reason

    This judge didn’t care because she was black, and may have felt, why burden the system or taxpayers!

    She needs to lose her job because even CPS advised or recommended the child not be returned!

    Some Hispanic/Latinos can be quite racist toward black people. She would NOT have returned a white child on her newly elected job!

    A lot of judges have issues, and can make some insane rulings in family court, but this was so black and white, she just didn’t gaf!

  • NSYDEOUT

    Meanwhile, we have states that are so up in arms about this AB law going into effect because, you know .. they love children, right? However, CPS, on MANY occasions, (anyone remember the lesbian couple just a while back and the kids?), continue to just say ,fcuk it, send the kids back to their PROVEN abusers/oppressors. Have daycare workers, neighbors and family at times calling to report and then, the inevitable.....the child(ren) die!!! Damn, fcuk this hypocritical as country! This child was FAILED ON ALL LEVELS! I'm trying to corral my anger but heads need to start rolling, RET NAH! I'm so sorry Maleah. You are my daughter in spirit.

  • currvalicious

    The blame beings on the biological parents PeriodT....had they'd handle there duties more responsibly as parents; loved & cared for their child the way that parents should, there wouldn't be a need for CPS, the police, a judge or any other agency to step into their household & regulate the way they saw fit. End of story. We all want justice for Maleah as well as other kids that these heinous tragedies happen to, however, I place this squarely on the parents'.

  • OvertheMississippi

    I have enough energy and versatility to spread around.

  • Phillybruh

    I could tell by the twerk she has had visits from CPS more than once.

  • free

    the system is messed up.

  • OvertheMississippi

    Same here! Making other babies. I am sure.

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    Yep, that's what they thought but God had other plans.

  • gellie

    Bio dad's hands weren't clean either. Quiet as family court is trying to keep it by confiscating and putting records under seal, there was a whole ass prior CPS case from when BB was with the bio dad.

  • gellie

    Ultimately, the judge had the final call on whether to return the children to the home. She went AGAINST CPS recommendation. Regardless of who's around, this judge had a case that shouldn't have been a difficult call. There was CLEARLY a problem. Multiple ER visits, a severe head injury resulting in skull removal and several brain surgeries. There was a prior CPS case from when BB was with the bio dad. There was more than enough evidence to conclude that these children were being abused and/or neglected.

  • che’lint

    who are you to tell anyone what they should have feelings about. we have always had anger about this situation.

  • Renee26

    Soo sad ??

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    She got like 8 kids and she in her 30's...Chile...

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Thats what breaks my heart...she would have had a great home with me and my family if her Momma aint want her... everytime I see pics of these babies being killed it angers me to my core...

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    I think your right...to this day Casey has never told the truth... I think that baby was kidnapped and held for ransom and she went out to party while they killed that baby...then left her body at her mom apt and when her momma came home she put her in the trunk and disposed her on the side of the road...thats what I think... the Caylee Anthony and Madeline McCann cases haunt me...just like this one will...

  • guest

    Smdh....common sense dont return her back to that home. Her pics clearly show signs of abuse! smdh Most of the judges have personal and deep issues. They are not to be trusted.

  • CookieMobster

    I wonder what decision I would have made if I were the judge. Maybe the mother was believable and convincing and the judge truly believed the original incident was in fact an accident. All judges are put in extremely ruff positions because most things they preside over are never black nor white but most often in the gray area. How is one to know if the right call has been made or not, at the time the decision is made? There is no way to know. I am sure she thought she was doing the right thing placing the children back with their parent. It is hard to believe a mother would do or let anyone else do something like this.

  • datjerk

    Bio dad could at least make an attempt. Saving money for a lawyer in order to keep your child safe shouldn't ever be an issue. Mothers aren't allowed to make excuses when it comes to making sure their child is safe, and neither should fathers.

  • 11pink123

    And who are you to tell me that I can’t have an opinion on mf’s who have an opinion on everyone?

    Based on your own logic that whole sentence contradicted everything in that sentence.

    Pointless statement.

  • CookieMobster

    You really think the judge did it just because she is black??? Come on, we have got to be better than that. I don't think the judge said "Yup she's a little black girl, who cares if the parents kill here?" Please stop this kind of thinking.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    ^^^^^^^
    Doesn't believe racism exists.
    Sometimes the most obvious answer is the correct one.

  • che’lint

    Haha I see you didn't like it either. Hee hee

  • Capricornlady

    I'll hold yo earrings! ?

  • CookieMobster

    I didn't say racism doesn't exist. I just think that not what happened in this case.

  • teather

    I understand ppl wanting to believe the best they can in this instance. However, the judge needs to go. There's no way a major brain injury could occur with a bump on the head on a table How did her eye get black and swollen. This is negligence on behalf of this child. Everyone failed her. The judge needs to be impeached. She lacked clear objectivity in this case. I don't care how convincing her mother was; it's their job to use their experience to make another decision, the right one, and this child would still be breathing.

  • WhoKnew

    Baby girl, Maleah, I hope your heavenly spirit hears these words. Some of the words are from my heart and some are mixed with words once captured in song.

    Maleah, If I could I'd protect you from the sadness In your eyes and give you courage to scream and shout to say NO to your abusers.

    If I could, I would teach you all the things little girls need to know to protect themselves from bad people which sometimes include your biological mother, your biological father or their boyfriend or girlfriend.

    Baby girl, my heart is breaking looking at your angelic face and if I could I would have protected and shielded your innocence so that you could have grown up, made it through the hungry and abusive years. I would have loved to see the beautiful young lady you could have grown into. If I could, I would have cried all of your tears and saved you so much pain.

    Seraphina (Angel) I can't finish this letter to you because my eyes are welling up with tears so I'll just say God bless you. Rest in heaven and well...

  • YellowSauce

    NO adult needs to beat a child like that .... WTH are you trying to prove by doing a child like that .... The devil is alive and well ... Lord have mercy

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    Ofc they are, the same mfer making excuse for the swamp monster who birthed this little innocent as a bait for perverts. Yeah i fcking said it that fugly fat heaux probably used that lil girl as bait to get attention from sick men! And where is her slow waste of space father??? U ninjas will fuck and impregnate any ole body you make me sick! Sandra your party stay in a womans vagina but yall dont have the same energy with the kids who are already here. Im so sick of yall!!!!!!!

  • the guest

    SPEAK!

  • the guest

    Between this Maleah Davis update and crying through the entire Korey Wise Pt. 4 episode of When They See Us, my heart is heavy today. I’m sickened at the thought of Baby Maleah’s evil mother and her evil boyfriend and evil Linda Fairstein. How dare polite society and corporate America let Linda Fairstein prosper.

  • teather

    We all feel similarly. It's painful. Her face is so innocent and had so much promise. We failed her as a society, not just the ppl directly involved.

  • Ghost

    That part 4 was tooooo much! I cried, got mad, prayed and cried again...whew! Very emotional and powerful !

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    You know that how?
    Racism doesn't always have to be overt. It can be subtle.
    Just like whenever a black person is shot and killed by the police. The police run over themselves to dehumanize the victim.
    I stopped supporting the police when the local newspaper published the police records of Tamir Rice's parents.
    What the hell did that have to do with the incompetent cop shooting a kid? No one chooses their parents.
    It was meant to minimize Tamir's life and to dehumanize him. They were basically implying that Tamir was better off dead because he would have been a criminal like both of his parents.
    This judge could have been the same way. She could have grown up in a family where people said derogatory and dehumanizing things about black people and whether you believe it or not it does impact how we see other people.

  • the guest

    I think it’s the total opposite.

    I think the judge found Maleah’s mother sympathetic because the mother is high yellow and is a more polished hood rat that other hood rats. I don’t think the judge looked at Maleah and her mother as “typically black” and sympathized to reunite them.

    Trust if a dark skinned black woman was in that court over a brain injured child from a “breakfast table fall” that child would never be returned. Never.

    Maleah’s mother uses her looks to manipulate. It’s obvious. She thought she had Quanell X charmed but he saw right through her narcissism and I still believe it was the mother that killed her baby girl and the mind controlled “fiancé” disposed the body and is covering for her.

  • the guest

    THIS!

  • the guest

    Lol

  • WhoKnew

    We did fail her as a society and maybe that's why it hurts so much.

  • Prince Zuko

    Almost every month we have a story like this ...... Sad to say that in a couple of weeks we will have another horrible story to top this one...

  • abby500

    I cannot bring myself to watch it.

  • Janice Collins

    This is not the judges fault. She was there to look at the evidence provided and determine the best course of action for the child. We don’t know what was presented to her. Now my question is where was the father and the grandparents and all the relatives that a fallen out of the woodwork

  • Lady_Elle

    CPS represents the child and provides a report. If they advise that the child should be kept out of the home... the judge should defer to them!

    The child's brain injury should have been enough to keep her out for some time!

  • Lady_Elle

    CPS provided a report against returning the child. The child had 3 surgeries because of the 2 adult MONSTERS she lived with!

  • A J

    State District Judge Gloria Lopez.... didn't care about the saftey of this little black girl. Had Meleah been of Cental America Descent the judge would have probably given a dam n. We Americans are becoming strangers in our own Country. The more folks like the Lopez'ez are voted into these positions we will see more of the same uncaring BS.

  • A J

    Exactly!

  • Lady_Elle

    The judge did not care!
    If she looked like the judge's daughter, niece, sister, cousin... she would've ruled differently IMO!

  • Janice Collins

    They didn’t advise that. They recommended monitoring monthly and the doctors states it could not be determined that the injuries were cause by abuse. She not a physic and would have been challenged by the community if she had not taken the CPS report into account

  • A J

    The judge had to give a dam n in order to care. Those people hate our black a zzez more than Whites.

  • A J

    Mexicans does not like Blacks. The more illegals that come the more they will be voted in those positions. ILLEGALS DO VOTE

  • Lady_Elle

    I am thinking someone telling me my niece has the flu... is not enough for me to give them a pass.

    I need a wellness check on the kid who recently had 3 brain surgeries.

    Story makes no sense!

    My heart hurts for this little Angel!

  • A J

    I bet this Judge is would be the first to rule against children being sperated from their illegal border jumping, law breaking parents.

  • Lady_Elle

    Well the child is dead and the community is angry!

    Judge does not have to be a psychic... the injury story sounds suspect!

    This judge failed!!!

  • 11pink123

    don’t like what?

  • Rhyme and Reason

    You may be right, I didn’t think about that angle or perspective! It makes sense the mom could have been there st the time her child was murdered!

    Also...”colorism”

  • datjerk

    Well damn. Smh. Who loved this little girl?

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Well, it is my opinion, and based on how we’re treated in the courts, systematically, it’s not a reach for me!

    Human beings come flawed, judges identity or have biases like anyone else. There is always some thought or motivation for our choices or decisions!

    Whatever reasoning this judge used was not sound, of poor judgement, and cost a child her life!

    Brain damage not a broken arm, wasn’t enough for her to offer protection for this child, sadly!

  • Janice Collins

    You guys are being unrealistic. The judge can’t make it up. If it was so obvious then why didn’t any family members submit reports. The purpose of the judge is to read the provided information and make and unbiased decision. It’s easy to point fingers not standing in that position. A child is dead because the mother and the child’s family failed her.

  • Michelle

    You are out of your damn mind.

  • Michelle

    This judge is an idiot and should have never been elected in the first place.

  • currvalicious

    Agree! This tragedy lies squarely at the feet of the child's family. In particular, the custodial parent who managed & cared for the child day to day. A judge or any other official should not even be an option in a child's life, if the parent is doing he or she due diligence by the child. Which is, providing a nurturing, safe, & loving home.

  • A J

    We need more Black Americans to run for public ,state ,city offices.
    We should are being out numbered and out voted by other (POP) people of color. Blacks should not be lumped together with other POP so that they can benefit off of The Civil Rights Act of 1964

  • TeeJay

    ABSOLUTELY !!! I WISH I COULD UPVOTE THIS 1OO TIMES!!!!!

  • TeeJay

    ABSOLUTELY !!! I WISH I COULD UPVOTE THIS 1OO TIMES!!!!!

  • TeeJay

    You are wrong! The judge could have kept this child out of an abusive home!!!

  • TeeJay

    Yes.

  • TeeJay

    The only unrealistic one is YOU! Either unrealistic or just slow/ dumb as hell.

  • TeeJay

    She really is.

  • TeeJay

    This judge needs to be DISBARRED!!!!

  • lissymndz

    your right I don't get Maleah's dad wanted to see her and Deron said she was sick. Dad should of still went to see his sick daughter or had arrangements to pick her up along with her brother. Mom should of let Dad take care of his 2 children before she left and not let a man watch her lil girl. I won't let a man babysit or bathe my kids. smh

  • lissymndz

    I don't get Maleah's dad wanted to see her and Deron said she was sick. Dad should of still went to see his sick daughter or had arrangements to pick her up along with her brother. Mom should of let Dad take care of his 2 children before she left and not let a man watch her lil girl. I won't let a man babysit or bathe my kids. smh

  • Tonia Yvonne

    Sure would like to know where this person got details of the apartment being uninhabitable. Brittany lived there for weeks until being forced to move due to eviction.

  • SG

    Yes

  • SG

    Can you speak any more racist?

  • SG

    True!

  • Aarya

    The Judge can only go off of the evidence presented to them. She does not live with this family, nor is she able to go and visit these children in their homes everyday, it was Maleah's MOTHERs job to keep her safe. Yes, certain attorneys are appointed to look out and check on the welfare of the child in their home, but again that is not something the Judge can do. Even if the Judge had kept the poor baby out of her mothers home someone would have found fault in that decision as well. So before blaming someone who has only evidence PRESENTED to go off of, maybe you all should look more into the people that helped catapult this baby into the CPS system in the first place.

  • Brad

    Is it because of this situation or because she is Hispanic?

  • Brad

    It is all about the race.. hopefully the revolution will still be in the distance.

  • DLB

    both.

  • DLB

    True. This tragedy, does lie with this whole family. All of Maleh's family failed her, mother, father, & their respective families. But, government officials did get involve with this case & due to the injuries this little girl sustained & the surgeries she endured, she shouldn't have been returned to the family, until precautions are taken, i.e. parental classes, etc. I was a government employee in the social services/family law industry, yes the judge actions, agency's actions do matter

  • DLB

    I'm with you. After watching the kalief browder series on netflix, i don't know if i could watch this one too.

  • DLB

    Apparently, CPS wrote a report against returning the child. The judge didn't care.

  • DLB

    All hispanics/latinos are hateful against Black people, including the Afro ones because "they not Black".

  • DLB

    LOL. A "polished hood rat". LOL.

  • DLB

    Yes. Chinese judges look out for chinese defendants. Remember when that chinese cop shot that black dude in NYC; even though he was convicted, they judge reduced sentence from felony to misdemeanor.

  • Rhyme and Reason

    I would have disagreed with you at a different time, but unfortunately, it’s true!

    They have a problem with “colorism” as do Asians as well within their own culture, nationality! I used to work in a warehouse where there were a lot of blacks and Hispanic/Latinos.

    The lines drawn was so visible, and undeniable! I was forever pulling back some of my younger sisters, who wanted to knockout one of them!

    NOT ALL, but many I’ve found to be hateful towards blacks! The men are less toxic, well, they were to me!

    You notice when they do a Hispanic/Latino roundup, you rarely see them acknowledge La La Anthony, Zoe Saldana, or Gina Torres?!

  • DLB

    I moved to San Diego County, CA in 98 after I got out of the army. I have 20+years of experience being around all types of foreigners. latinos are only about latinos (& so are other groups).

  • BeeBee.BeeLeaves

    Judge needs life in prison for assisting this child's murder.
    Pain. Day. Ha. Say it in spanish. What an idiot. Poor child. Dead child.

  • noBS

    The mom is sick for leaving child knowing he would hurt her, he needs the same treatment. Eye for an eye!