Child Abuse: 2 year old Brian Hawes killed in Racine; mother only faces 1 charge

by Beth
(Racine, Wisconsin, USA)

I live in Racine and know the Hawes family. Brian was killed a few weeks ago by his mother's live in boyfriend. He was arrested and charged with 2nd degree reckless homicide. She was only arrested on 1 count of failing to prevent harm. Brian's older brother was also abused, but survived and is in protective custody.

Per the criminal complaint, Tisa Hawes, knew about the physical abuse, ordered the physical abuse and also abused the children herself.

We are asking that justice be served and Tisa be charged appropriately. Racine County Human Service/Child Protective Services claim that they handled everything properly. The state of Wisconsin is now going to investigate. There is additional data being brought forth, and we are asking for everyone's help.

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Dec 19, 2008
by: Anonymous

so disturbing that this stuff goes on................good luck with the petition

Sep 24, 2009
Too Little
by: Lynn

The inept laws governing abuse of children are not doing very much good for the victims. Children neither vote or pay taxes. Does this condemn them to a life of despair and abuse? There is a disturbing trend afoot in society that seems to dismiss children as so much useless baggage. The blood of the slaughtered cost us more then we realize. Generations will suffer unless we ,as concious beings, began to protect them by any means necessary. Children a gifts of life in its purest form.

Dec 14, 2009
Someone who knows the game of child abuse.
by: Cynthia

The world has turned a blind eye to child abuse long enough. Coming from an abusive mother I know the heartache of family disfunction because of it. I was raised with 7 siblings and 2 of us were singled out for her wrath while alienating us from the other kids. The other kids were so willing to go along with her hideous behavior, I guess because they were glad it wasn't them. It's been a lifelong heartache to deal with because these types of parents never change and she still has her allies, the other kids. Until the law holds these kind of parents responsible families will continue to be broken. One abusive person can tear apart many generations to come with this behavior. Divide and conquer, I think we all know who the king of this behavior is. As far as anyone saying they abuse because they were abused, is a cop-out.

Apr 21, 2013
by: Anonymous

RIP, Brian! And obviously CPS didn't do their job otherwise he will still be alive with his brother.

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