Idaho independent gubernatorial candidate Jana Kemp called for a comprehensive review of children under state supervision to determine how many of them are in homes where an adult has been convicted of seriously injuring a child.
Kemp said the death of Robert Manwill raised questions about how well the state protects children. While she applauded the work of Health and Welfare workers, she criticized Gov. Butch Otter.
"The leadership and vision to address these faults doesn't currently exist in the Governor's office – which can tell us how many wolves live in Idaho, but not how many children live in a home where an adult has been convicted of seriously injuring a child," Kemp said.
She proposed that adults convicted in court of intentionally, criminally and seriously injuring a child should not be allowed to retain custody or care for a child.