Latest Crisis at Department of Children and Family Services

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LA County's Department of Children and Family Services is back in the news, with reports that Director Trish Ploehn may be losing her job. A new state transparency law has led to horror stories about the abuse and deaths of children. Has the law itself made it harder for Ploehn's staff to concentrate on some 30,000 young people? Is Ploehn being scapegoated for years of overwork and/or incompetence that have been swept under the rug? On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, if “Don't Ask, Don't Tell” is not repealed by this year's lame-duck session of Congress, gay and lesbian activists say they'll resort to the courts. What about the impact of a Pentagon study of the rank and file, leaked to the public in advance of scheduled debate on Capitol Hill?