Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Second Opinion Sought On Judgment of Court.(Editorial Page)


"In a situation where we do not believe a child is safe, despite judicial ruling to the contrary, we must proceed in a manner that can ensure that child's safety."

So spoke Romaine Serna, spokeswoman for the state Children, Youth and Families Department, which went back to court in an attempt to again take baby David Ray Lopez away from his mother.

CYFD took the baby from Rita Lopez hours after birth on the allegation that the mother isn't smart enough to raise a child. Children's Court Judge Michael Martinez subsequently dismissed the neglect case and returned the baby to his mother. …

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