Today's Los Angeles Times features two of the 268 children who died during the year and a half from January 2008 to August 2009 while under the supervision of the LA child welfare system.
Miguel Padilla, a 17-year-old who had lost half an arm in one accident and the sight in one eye in another, hung himself. Lazhanae Harris, 13, was stabbed to death. Both had been neglected and abandoned by birth parents before coming to the attention of the Department of Children and Family Services.
Their moving stories were written by Kim Christensen and Garrett Therolf. Read them and weep.