The woman used a thick extension cord on her foster children.
Welts rose. Bruises formed. Fear became the norm inside the Watts neighborhood home in Los Angeles where LaToya Cooper and six other children were sent to live.
But no one believed the then-fifth grader. Not Cooper’s teachers. Not the police.
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