Georgia lawmakers said they were shining more light on the state’s care of abused and neglected children.
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Heavy editing required under a 2009 law makes many reports on deaths in the state’s child protection system virtually incomprehensible. This page from the file of a Columbus child who died while under state supervision shows how officials removed pertinent and seemingly not-so-pertinent details: names, genders, ages — even the name of a gas station where someone involved in the case was seeking a job.