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Blood On SCDSS’ Hands?

A four-year-old child who was brutally murdered by his parents last week was placed in the home by the S.C. Department of Social Services (SCDSS), sources close to the family tell FITS. The young boy – son of 28-year-old Robert Antonio Guinyard and 25-year-old Courtney Shante Thompson – was killed…

A four-year-old child who was brutally murdered by his parents last week was placed in the home by the S.C. Department of Social Services (SCDSS), sources close to the family tell FITS.

The young boy – son of 28-year-old Robert Antonio Guinyard and 25-year-old Courtney Shante Thompson – was killed last Monday by blunt force trauma to the head and body. According to WLTX TV 19 (CBS – Columbia, S.C.), Richland County Sheriff’s deputies say “the child was beaten throughout the day, and when his mother came home, she did nothing to help the child.”

Guinyard and Thompson have been charged with homicide by child abuse – while a newborn in the home was taken into protective custody.

Here’s the thing, though …

According to our sources, “protective custody” in South Carolina – which was recently ranked as one of the worst states for children – isn’t especially “protective.”

In fact SCDSS has been accused of returning this boy to Guinyard and Thompson’s “care” even though Thompson allegedly told the agency she didn’t want the child.

“The aunt of the child was trying to get custody, but the child was beaten to death before that could happen,” a source close to the family tells FITS. “SCDSS has blood on its hands again.”

Calls to the agency were not immediately returned and previous efforts by FITS to obtain information from SCDSS using the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) have been unsuccessful. We’ll be sure to let our readers know if we’re able to get anything out of director Lillian Koller’s secretive bureaucracy, though.

Also, sources tell FITS there is a much more chilling case involving alleged incompetence on the part of SCDSS about to break … so stay tuned for that report.

Lawmakers have been clamoring for reform of this incompetent agency – which is part of Gov. Nikki Haley’s cabinet – for months. In fact earlier this year, S.C. Rep. Jenny Horne (RINO-Charleston) demanded a legislative audit of SCDSS.

“It needs to be reformed,” Horne told WCIV TV 4 (ABC – Charleston, S.C.) back in March. “Some people may not need to be working at DSS if they have the attitude that they are not going to protect children.”

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64 comments

Frank Pytel July 9, 2013 at 11:21 am

Virtually guaranteed that if they replaced the entire department with new people, it would be right back where it is today within a week.

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Torch July 9, 2013 at 3:39 pm

Would think it would do a lot of good. Most of the folks in charge have been there since the doors opened. Same tired old ideas. The State director is just worthless.

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Frank Pytel July 10, 2013 at 5:15 am

I agree, though I think it would be better for folks to put down their McCheetoNickers, get off their fat asses and go talk to their neighbors. Get to know folks and then just shut the DSS down, permanently.

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Frank Pytel July 9, 2013 at 11:21 am

Virtually guaranteed that if they replaced the entire department with new people, it would be right back where it is today within a week.

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Torch July 9, 2013 at 3:39 pm

Would think it would do a lot of good. Most of the folks in charge have been there since the doors opened. Same tired old ideas. The State director is just worthless.

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Frank Pytel July 10, 2013 at 5:15 am

I agree, though I think it would be better for folks to put down their McCheetoNickers, get off their fat asses and go talk to their neighbors. Get to know folks and then just shut the DSS down, permanently.

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Marie Harrison July 9, 2013 at 11:40 am

All these animals have to do is take a birth control pill.

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Thomas July 9, 2013 at 12:08 pm

According to the Catholic Church that would be a sin.

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EJB July 9, 2013 at 12:20 pm

But even “good” Catholics take birth control (shhhhh, don’t tell the Pope).

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guest July 9, 2013 at 12:56 pm

… but it’s for ‘headaches’ …

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Finius Nullis July 9, 2013 at 2:05 pm

My thought is what does the Pope, an unmarried man, know about sexual relations with women, and also what he does know he probably shouldn’t.

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Soft Sigh from Hell July 10, 2013 at 8:31 pm

“If he no play’a the game, he no make’a the rules” — Earl Butts (or Butz, whatever)

Marie Harrison July 9, 2013 at 11:40 am

All these animals have to do is take a birth control pill.

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Thomas July 9, 2013 at 12:08 pm

According to the Catholic Church that would be a sin.

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EJB July 9, 2013 at 12:20 pm

But even “good” Catholics take birth control (shhhhh, don’t tell the Pope).

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guest July 9, 2013 at 12:56 pm

… but it’s for ‘headaches’ …

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Finius Nullis July 9, 2013 at 2:05 pm

My thought is what does the Pope, an unmarried man, know about sexual relations with women, and also what he does know he probably shouldn’t.

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Soft Sigh from Hell July 10, 2013 at 8:31 pm

“If he no play’a the game, he no make’a the rules” — Earl Butts (or Butz, whatever)

duh July 9, 2013 at 11:58 am

this is no surprise. DSS has a policy now to return kids as quickly as possibly to their families. They want to clear their books and take credit for fewer kids ending up/staying in foster care. At what cost, though?

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EJB July 9, 2013 at 12:18 pm

Apparently human sacrifice is the going rate.

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Jay Ellington July 9, 2013 at 2:30 pm

An arm and a leg. Actually 2 arms, 2 legs, a head and torso.

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Frank Pytel July 9, 2013 at 12:32 pm

They should be returning the kids immediately, if not involving themselves less in the first place.

But when momma and dada say ‘I don’t want this kid’, ‘Should of had a fracking abortion’, etc. maybe that’s a flag? But WTF do I know.

I know their sure ready to tear fathers that want their children a new asshole when mama can get a check out of it though.

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duh July 9, 2013 at 11:58 am

this is no surprise. DSS has a policy now to return kids as quickly as possibly to their families. They want to clear their books and take credit for fewer kids ending up/staying in foster care. At what cost, though?

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EJB July 9, 2013 at 12:18 pm

Apparently human sacrifice is the going rate.

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The Ghost of Fat Greg Dulli July 9, 2013 at 2:30 pm

An arm and a leg. Actually 2 arms, 2 legs, a head and torso.

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Frank Pytel July 9, 2013 at 12:32 pm

They should be returning the kids immediately, if not involving themselves less in the first place.

But when momma and dada say ‘I don’t want this kid’, ‘Should of had a fracking abortion’, etc. maybe that’s a flag? But WTF do I know.

I know their sure ready to tear fathers that want their children a new asshole when mama can get a check out of it though.

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Sarge July 9, 2013 at 12:12 pm

Deaths of children in DSS custody is nothing new in Richland County. It goes back to the late 90’s-early 2000’s. Check it out.

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nitrat July 9, 2013 at 5:10 pm

Remember when Margaret O’Shea worked for The State? She covered DSS and child deaths like there was no tomorrow.
The State decided “reorganization” was its one goal and DSS went to the Cabinet in the early 90s, just after the reorganization law was passed. Coverage of DSS ended when O’Shea left the state.

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RHood2 July 10, 2013 at 9:01 am

I remember Marge. A great one. Deaths of children in DSS care is not a Richland County problem. It is a statewide problem.

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Sarge July 9, 2013 at 12:12 pm

Deaths of children in DSS custody is nothing new in Richland County. It goes back to the late 90’s-early 2000’s. Check it out.

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nitrat July 9, 2013 at 5:10 pm

Remember when Margaret O’Shea worked for The State? She covered DSS and child deaths like there was no tomorrow.
The State decided “reorganization” was its one goal and DSS went to the Cabinet in the early 90s, just after the reorganization law was passed. Coverage of DSS ended when O’Shea left the state.

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RHood2 July 10, 2013 at 9:01 am

I remember Marge. A great one. Deaths of children in DSS care is not a Richland County problem. It is a statewide problem.

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jimlewisowb July 9, 2013 at 12:22 pm

Don’t you love to wake up in a State that sends out Blackhawks and Swat teams to bust a senior citizen growing pot but ain’t got the competence or initiative to provide a safe environment to 4 year olds

Maybe some of those die hard abortionists who stand on the side of the road with red painted doll babies stuck on the end of a stick could divert their efforts to kids already born who need saving

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Smirks July 9, 2013 at 1:38 pm

Well, look at it this way, if a kid survives a broken, abusive home of being beaten, neglected, and/or sexually abused, it’ll be ever so slightly harder for them to go out and buy a dime bag to get stoned. It may take him/her a whole extra 5 minutes to drive to the dealer further down the road. Making something that is relatively harmless to responsible individuals mildly inconvenient to obtain is definitely worth spending billions upon billions of dollars to do.

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jimlewisowb July 9, 2013 at 12:22 pm

Do

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Smirks July 9, 2013 at 1:38 pm

Well, look at it this way, if a kid survives a broken, abusive home of being beaten, neglected, and/or sexually abused, it’ll be ever so slightly harder for them to go out and buy a dime bag to get stoned. It may take him/her a whole extra 5 minutes to drive to the dealer further down the road. Making something that is relatively harmless to responsible individuals mildly inconvenient to obtain is definitely worth spending billions upon billions of dollars to do.

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CoreFunctionist July 9, 2013 at 12:36 pm

Is this really a “core function” of government anyway??

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Frank Pytel July 9, 2013 at 12:37 pm

No

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CoreFunctionist July 9, 2013 at 12:36 pm

Is this really a “core function” of government anyway??

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Frank Pytel July 9, 2013 at 12:37 pm

No

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GrandTango July 9, 2013 at 12:56 pm

FITS Screams to us that “It takes A Village.”…While he supports more drug-use, more whoring, hate toward peace-keepers and less responsibility…

FITS: YOU and the Liberal-Tarians are the brutal murderers of these children…
You preach to Lazy, Weak, Dependent and Stupid people that the hard-working, honest and just are the hated enemy…

When your ignorant drones kill their own…You have no accountability. You try to point the blame toward anybody but yourselves…Real convenient…

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Smirks July 9, 2013 at 1:32 pm

It doesn’t take a village to raise a child. See, T here was raised in a zoo. It explains his incoherent posts akin to that of a chimpanzee screeching and flinging poo at the patrons who look at him funny.

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GrandTango July 9, 2013 at 1:50 pm

Wonder how the Baby-Killers vote?

You get free housing, free food and un-earned money…and you’re filled full of stories about what THE MAN is doing to you…And you’re suprised they KILL their Children…once they have a responsibilty the gov’t does not completely take from them for a vote…

Also: Remeber, Obama, FITS, Lizenby and the democrat party support Dr. Vermin Gosnell…and his attitude toward the problem that children are…

Are you people proud of yourselves yet????

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Jay Ellington July 9, 2013 at 2:07 pm

A friend of mine would refer to this as a post term abortion. There seems to be an emerging trend of this in certain communities.

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GrandTango July 9, 2013 at 2:14 pm

How do these “Communities” vote????…And who has told them they’ll Never have to lift a finger if they don’t want to…and what does having a baby do to that myth???

“The Wage of Sin is Death”…and “There is Nothing New Under the Sun”…but the liberal party and FITS have convinced these people that Liberals and Liberal-Tarians can take away all work and effort…for the small sum of their soul…

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The Ghost of Fat Greg Dulli July 9, 2013 at 2:07 pm

A friend of mine would refer to this as a post term abortion. There seems to be an emerging trend of this in certain communities.

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nitrat July 9, 2013 at 4:39 pm

http://www.scdhec.gov/health/chcdp/injury/child_fatality_advisory_committee.htm

There has not been a SC Child Fatality Advisory Committee report since a “provisional” report in/on 2010 from December 2012? Why?

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nitrat July 9, 2013 at 4:39 pm

http://www.scdhec.gov/health/chcdp/injury/child_fatality_advisory_committee.htm

There has not been a SC Child Fatality Advisory Committee report since a “provisional” report on 2010 from December 2012? Why?

If you don’t know what’s causing it, it’s hard to develop a plan of action.

DSS does internal child welfare county reviews. These should identify some of the county problems…if the reviews have not totally devolved into shit over time. These reviews used to be available from the DSS home page. Last time I looked, they had not been entered there in years.

The cabinet system at work…

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Mguzman July 10, 2013 at 7:45 am

Hope these two adults get their just reward but then again more than likely they have no conscious so will sit in prison receiving their 3 hots-n-cot with their rights being protected as this is the legal system. This sweet little child is now SAFE with the Good Lord Above as no one can hurt him anymore. How can an adult brutally murder a child? Wake Up! America….

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You know me July 10, 2013 at 2:58 pm

Heard that in prison they really hate child killers. These two are basically fubared.

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Soft Sigh from Hell July 10, 2013 at 8:34 pm

I’ve heard the same.

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Mguzman July 10, 2013 at 7:45 am

Hope these two adults get their just reward but then again more than likely they have no conscious so will sit in prison receiving their 3 hots-n-cot with their rights being protected as this is the legal system. This sweet little child is now SAFE with the Good Lord Above as no one can hurt him anymore. How can an adult brutally murder a child? Wake Up! America….

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You know me July 10, 2013 at 2:58 pm

Heard that in prison they really hate child killers. These two are basically fubared.

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Soft Sigh from Hell July 10, 2013 at 8:34 pm

I’ve heard the same.

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Marie Harrison July 10, 2013 at 11:16 am

Sadly, the mentality is more babies, more welfare. Tie their tubes after one baby.

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nitrat July 10, 2013 at 4:33 pm

They have not gotten more welfare with additional children since Bill Clinton’s welfare reform in the 90s.

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BrigidBernadette October 24, 2013 at 10:30 am

Totally incorrect, Obama undid most of the 1996 reforms in the sweep of a pen, get with it: http://nationalreview.com/corner/309300/obama-ends-welfare-reform-we-know-it-robert-rector

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Marie Harrison July 10, 2013 at 11:16 am

Sadly, the mentality is more babies, more welfare. Tie their tubes after one baby.

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nitrat July 10, 2013 at 4:33 pm

They have not gotten more welfare with additional children since Bill Clinton’s welfare reform in the 90s.

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ItsNotAllB&W July 10, 2013 at 12:37 pm

C’mon FITS, are you a minimal taxes, minimal government, survival of the fittest screw the rest libertarian or aren’t you? People killing their kids with zero government intervention, just incarceration after the fact, is what you get in your utopian free-market free-for-all. Are you going soft on us? Or are you starting to realize that social welfare agencies like DSS should be funded and empowered, and that government, despite all its flaws, is the only thing between us and the jungle?

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ItsNotAllB&W July 10, 2013 at 12:37 pm

C’mon FITS, are you a minimal taxes, minimal government, survival of the fittest screw the rest libertarian or aren’t you? People killing their kids with zero government intervention, just incarceration after the fact, is what you get in your utopian free-market free-for-all. Are you going soft on us? Or are you starting to realize that social welfare agencies like DSS should be funded and empowered, and that government, despite all its flaws, is the only thing between us and the jungle?

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Edisto July 10, 2013 at 5:40 pm

The reform needs to be that if you keep your effing legs closed then you won’t have babies you don’t want. There are so many that want a child but can’t have one and then there are people that pop them out like a pez dispenser even though they don’t want them and can’t afford them.

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Edisto July 10, 2013 at 5:40 pm

The reform needs to be that if you keep your effing legs closed then you won’t have babies you don’t want. There are so many that want a child but can’t have one and then there are people that pop them out like a pez dispenser even though they don’t want them and can’t afford them.

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