June 8, 2014 12:00 AM

Eagle editorial: Step in to save kids

Adults are supposed to nurture and protect children. When what they do instead is beat, torture, molest, starve or neglect children, the state is supposed to step in. That mandate may be unreasonable for a field that can be educated guesswork, but it also is nonnegotiable – which makes the tragic stories told in The Eagle over the past week infuriating as well as heartbreaking.

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