I watched this documentary on Netflix, The trial of Gabriele Fernandez. It is extremely hard to watch, and I love crime shows. I cried so much watching the story of this little boy, and in the end I was angered by how so many people failed him! People who are paid to protect children, did nothing! They literally cared so little about doing their job, that he was killed by his mom and step father!
DCS workers visited Gabriele’s home on multple occassions before his death, and did nothing! Sherriff Deputies visited multiple times, and did nothing! Everyone let this poor boy down, and he paid with his life!
I know it’s hard to watch, but I challenge everyone to watch this. We owe it to Gabriele to understand his death, and how tragic it was for the system to fail him. It had challenged me to figure out what I can do to stop that from every happening again.
What can I do? Hold officials accountable. Vote for change? Become a social worker? I don’t know. I wish I did.