CLEVELAND,Ohio- Community activists will protest on Tuesday, Dec 4 at 11:00 am in front of the Jane Edna Hunter Building for Cuyahoga County Family and Children Services, 3955 Euclid Ave in Cleveland, over the neglect by the agency and Cuyahoga County officials in the murder case of three-year-old Emilliano Terry, which followed cries for help from the agency by his mother, 20-year-old Camilia Terry.
"Ohio Communities United will be gathering in front of the Jane Edna Hunter Building on Tuesday Dec 4, 2012 at 11 am to protest the failure of this system of both mother and child, Camillia and Emilliano Terry," said Community Activist Mariah Crenshaw in a press release to Cleveland Urban News.Com. "We ask people to join us and to invite others in the community to hold Cuyahoga County Children and Family Services Chief Administrator Patricia Rideout and Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald accountable for the death of that baby."
Community Activist Mary Keith said that "legislative policy changes are needed.'
The elder Terry is in the county jail on a $2 million bond and is expected to be indicted by a Cuyahoga County Grand Jury tomorrow on charges that she murdered her son and put him in a trash dump outside of her apartment building on Cleveland's east side where she lived with her two other younger children, both now in foster care. Camilia Terry, a foster care survivor herself, had allegedly told county social workers and other employees that she was overburdened and wanted her three children put up for adoption.
Emilliano's body was found in a landfill in Oakwood Village last Monday following an extensive search for the bot by the police and community activists after his mother said he went missing from Kassouth Park in Cleveland last Sunday, a claim police say is a cover-up for murder.
Community activists say that the system failed both mother and child.
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