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JayPeaches
06-18-2010, 01:41 PM
http://www.aikenstandard.com/results/0616babyinvehicle



Police learned about the incident about 7:15 p.m. Saturday when a woman who worked at nearby business heard a baby's cries coming from a parked van. She said she saw a baby alone in the vehicle.

The engine was off, and the windows were partially opened, the witness told police.

She said she found the doors of the vehicle were unlocked. She said she opened the door to cool off the child and called 911.

She then picked up a baby bottle from the vehicle and had been feeding the baby for about 5 minutes before a man came out from Super Pets and took the child from her and returned to the store, she said.

Police later identified the man who came out of the store to be the child's father.

Lathan
06-19-2010, 01:18 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9a2zPlcV-s&feature=player_embedded

Kari
06-19-2010, 01:23 PM
Wow. That's just wrong.

Cairn
06-19-2010, 01:25 PM
^ WHAT THE FUCK WAS THAT????

Also, I'm surprised backwards father didn't try to have worried lady arrested. I was really expecting it to go there. Freaking idiots. I have no stomach for some of this insanity.

eta:
I don't know Kari. I mean, she"s teaching good life lessons right there. Good. Life. Lessons.

bear
06-19-2010, 02:06 PM
ugh, I saw video a while ago and found it difficult to watch. WTF is wrong with people. Disgusting. That poor child.

Robin Sparkles
06-19-2010, 02:14 PM
1) Did that kid try to stuff fake dollar bills into his mom's belly button?
2) Was that a box of macaroni?

Zach
06-19-2010, 05:50 PM
.

molotovcocktease
06-19-2010, 07:15 PM
Ha! I saw that video on Tosh.O a week or so ago. yeah...macaroni, total WTF? moment.

Andrea
06-19-2010, 09:12 PM
Heard about this one on the radio yesterday.

http://www.theprovince.com/news/Twin+girls+after+earlier+rescue+from+same/3169399/story.html

Chalk
06-19-2010, 09:29 PM
1) Did that kid try to stuff fake dollar bills into his mom's belly button?
2) Was that a box of macaroni?

Yes, and yes. I guess they were out of glitter/Confetti/didn't want to get wet (?). Nasty.

Dave
06-20-2010, 12:06 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9a2zPlcV-s&feature=player_embedded

Wtf? I can't believe she gyrated her crotch in her baby boys face. And nobody in the house thought this was wrong?

Cairn
06-20-2010, 02:02 PM
I don't understand why nobody understands they're gonna be pimpin'. She teaching a skill set.

*shudders*

Lathan
06-24-2010, 09:31 PM
http://www.momlogic.com/images/the_baby_snuggie_pm-thumb-300x433.jpg

Octopussy
06-24-2010, 09:43 PM
Mother/Father of the year:

every stupid bitch letting their kids play in the crude oil washing up on the Gulf Coast.

Lágnætti
06-24-2010, 09:46 PM
Wtf? I can't believe she gyrated her crotch in her baby boys face. And nobody in the house thought this was wrong?

When a three year-old clearly understands that he's supposed shove money into mummy's crotch when she starts gyrating it's bad enough. When mummy films the entire performance and shoves it on youtube out of some misplaced sense of pride, it's time for her to recieve a sound beating with a reality stick.

Seriously, that was repulsive.

JayPeaches
06-24-2010, 09:51 PM
http://www.momlogic.com/images/the_baby_snuggie_pm-thumb-300x433.jpg

What the fuck is that?! No. Just no.

Em
06-24-2010, 11:33 PM
As I was going to pick up pizza, I rounded the corner of another store where a boy of about the age of 4 or 5 was standing at the curb, completely alone, pants hiked down and pissing into the parking lot. He looked me right in the eye and grinned as I drove past. Classy.




[and of course I did stop the car and go get someone from the store - too bad the parents weren't immediately available for me to barf on their shoes and then smack them in the face with it, but eh.]

Dave
06-25-2010, 12:23 AM
You should have waited for the parents to come out and then hiked down your pants and shit on their shoes. ;)

Barbarella
06-25-2010, 03:01 AM
Couple Tries To SELL Baby At Walmart In California (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/06/24/couple-tries-to-sell-baby_n_624990.html)



SALINAS, Calif. — A California couple faces child endangerment charges after police say they tried to sell their 6-month-old baby for $25 outside a Walmart store.

Salinas police spokesman, Officer Lalo Villegas, said Thursday that Patrick Fousek, 38, and Samantha Tomasini, 20, were arrested early Wednesday, hours after Fousek allegedly approached two women outside Walmart and asked if they'd like to purchase his child.

The women initially thought Fousek was joking, but when he became persistent, they became suspicious and reported it to police, Villegas said.

"They did an outstanding job and gave our officers good information. I don't know if they're mothers but they definitely had that instinct to help," Villegas said.

Fousek and Tomasini were arrested at 1 a.m. Wednesday at their home. Officers said the couple appeared high on methamphetamine and the house was in disarray. A police report also claimed that Tomasini told Child Protective Services, who took the baby, that she had breast-fed the infant while under the influence, Villegas said.

The couple was also booked on charges of being under the influence of narcotics, and Fousek was also served with an extra charge of violating probation. Villegas did not have details of Fousek's previous brush with the law.

The couple was expected to be in court for an arraignment Friday, at which time they would be assigned public defenders.

Wow.

FaerieDreamer
06-25-2010, 04:40 AM
oh my God. That's where I grew up. I lived 20 minutes away from there almost my entire life. It's about 1.5 hours south of San Jose. That is seriously fucked up.

Cairn
06-25-2010, 11:52 AM
I know must of us have wanted to give our kids away occasionally, but fuck, fuck, fuck. Thank god they didn't actually hit upon a person out slave shopping that day. $25.00. Most people pay more than that for their pets. Lady, you view your child as being worth less than the value most people put on their pets. Bets on how long before she's pregnant again?

Before the ethical bottom line kicks back in, I must say for five seconds, some of these stories do make me wish we could point and say "Yeah, that one. Sterilize."

Might I also add I'm also a little disgusted with the "I don't know if they're mothers or not," bit. Like the expectation is that a child-free woman would have, what? Not known selling babies is wrong? Not known going for help was right?

Barbarella
06-25-2010, 03:18 PM
Yeah, that annoyed me too. CF have no instinct to protect a human life? *eyeroll*

Autumn
06-25-2010, 06:15 PM
Hm. I didn't read that statement as "people who aren't parents wouldn't have helped". He may have been responding to a question in that statement. They had an instinct to help, like most humans do, regardless of their reproductive history. That's how I read it.

Maeby
06-25-2010, 07:28 PM
http://www.momlogic.com/images/the_baby_snuggie_pm-thumb-300x433.jpg

Looks like a cross between the chestburster from Alien and the Teletubbies.

Lathan
06-29-2010, 03:15 AM
Parents of Bong Baby being investigated (http://www.news4jax.com/news/24014552/detail.html)

http://www.news4jax.com/2010/0624/24018707_269X300.jpg


The 19-year-old mother talked to Channel 4 via Facebook. She said the pictures were a joke.

The message read, "If u look at the picture u can see that there is no bowl in the TABACCO (sic) pipe. And i took a pic to show one (expletive) person and it was a mistake. I would never ever ever let him get high."

Barbarella
07-28-2010, 07:11 PM
A 12-year-old girl called 911 from a car on Interstate 84 in New York earlier this week. The emergency? She reported her mother was not speaking properly and was weaving into other lanes while she was driving.

Now, Jamie Hicks, 48, of Islip, N.Y., faces more than a year in jail on felony drunken driving charges.

The girl and a 10-year-old were still in the car July 25, when New York State police arrested Hicks and charged her with driving while intoxicated. According to police reports, her blood-alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit.

http://www.parentdish.com/2010/07/27/girl-calls-911-from-car-as-her-mother-allegedly-drives-drunk/?icid=main|main|dl3|link4|http%3A%2F%2Fwww.parentdish.com%2F2010%2F07%2F27%2Fgirl-calls-911-from-car-as-her-mother-allegedly-drives-drunk%2F

toriMODE
07-28-2010, 10:21 PM
Couple Tries To SELL Baby At Walmart In California (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/06/24/couple-tries-to-sell-baby_n_624990.html)



Wow.

While reading this story, I figured meth was involved.

lacuna
07-29-2010, 05:27 AM
http://www.momlogic.com/images/the_baby_snuggie_pm-thumb-300x433.jpg

Quaid... Quaid... Start the reactor. Free Mars...

Lathan
07-29-2010, 04:39 PM
French Woman Suffocates 8 Newborns, Hides them in Garden and Garage (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/07/29/dominique-cottrez-french-_n_663465.html)


VILLERS-AU-TERTRE, France A French woman who admitted suffocating eight of her newborns and concealing their corpses in the garden and garage of her home has been charged with manslaughter, a prosecutor said Thursday.

Dominique Cottrez, a 46-year-old nurse's aide by profession, said that after a bad experience with her first pregnancy she never again wanted to see a doctor. She admitted delivering the babies herself and placing the corpses in plastic bags. She buried two of the newborns in the garden and hid the rest of them in the garage, prosecutor Eric Vaillant said.

"She explained that she didn't want any more children and that she didn't want to see a doctor to take contraceptives," Vaillant told a news conference. "She was perfectly conscious of the fact that she was pregnant each time."

Cottrez and her husband, Pierre-Marie Cottrez, were detained Wednesday after two corpses were discovered by the new owners in plastic bags in the garden of a house that had belonged to the woman's father in the town of Villers-au-Tertre in northern France. Under questioning, the woman admitted that there were six other corpses and told investigators that they were in plastic bags in the garage of her home where they were found.

The woman is still in detention and will undergo further psychiatric testing, Vaillant said. Her husband was freed from custody and not charged, although he remains under judicial control. He claimed that he knew nothing about the pregnancies of his wife, who is very large and apparently easily concealed her condition. Earlier, Vaillant said in a statement that the husband could be charged with failure to report a crime and concealment of corpses.

The couple's two grown daughters, who are in their 20s, have been questioned, Vaillant said. He refused to provide any further details about them or what they said.

The discovery was not major news Thursday in the mainstream French newspapers, which briefly noted them on their front pages but buried the stories inside. The main stories were the ban of bullfighting in Catalonia, Spain and the movie that French first lady Carla Sarkozy-Bruni is making with Woody Allen.

Police sealed the doors, gate and windows of the house where the remains of some of the babies were discovered. DNA tests are being conducted to establish for sure whether the couple are the parents, and autopsies are being conducted on the corpses to try to determine the cause of death.

Yikes. Well, at least this is a unique case. Right?

France has seen a string of cases in recent years of mothers killing their newborns and saving and hiding the corpses.

In one case, Celine Lesage was sentenced in March to 15 years in prison after acknowledging in court that she killed six of her newborns, whose corpses were found in plastic bags in her basement in northwest France.

Another Frenchwoman, Veronique Courjault, was convicted last year of murdering three of her newborn children. Her husband discovered two of the corpses in a freezer while the two were living in South Korea. During the trial psychiatrists testified that she suffered from a psychological condition known as "pregnancy denial."

Germany also has seen similar cases. In one, a woman was convicted of manslaughter in 2006 and sentenced to the maximum 15 years in prison for killing eight of her newborn babies and burying them in flower pots and a fish tank in the garden of her parents' home near the German-Polish border.

eednic
07-29-2010, 05:03 PM
Uhhhh.....

Ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.........

WAT?

Why do these women get knocked up all the damned time? Couldn't they find a better way to resolve the "not wanting any moar babies" issue than killing all of them?

Autumn
07-29-2010, 05:11 PM
There has to be a mental illness there. HAS to be. I've heard stories of women here in America who did similar things, like Marybeth Tinning (http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/notorious_murders/women/marybeth_tinning/3.html). She let all her babies grow up a little, though, before she killed them. How thoughtful.

eednic
07-29-2010, 06:53 PM
That's some freaky shit right there. Hard to believe no one really put it all together for such a long time.

eurotrash
07-29-2010, 11:19 PM
OK, that's the first time I ever read Marybeth Tinning's story, and it took about 20 horrifying minutes to get through the whole thing. Sounds like a case of psychotic attention-seeking. It's so unfortunate that so little was/is known about SIDS or she might have never gotten away with it.

Barbarella
08-06-2010, 04:51 AM
Remember these assholes?

http://i.huffpost.com/gen/189902/thumbs/s-ADOLF-HITLER-CAMPBELL-large.jpg






TRENTON, N.J. — A New Jersey couple who gave their children Nazi-inspired names should not regain custody of them, a state appeals court ruled Thursday, citing the parents' own disabilities and the risk of serious injury to their children.

The state removed Heath and Deborah Campbell's three small children from their home in January 2009.

A month earlier, the family drew attention when a supermarket refused to decorate a birthday cake for their son, Adolf Hitler Campbell. He and siblings JoyceLynn Aryan Nation Campbell and Honszlynn Hinler Jeannie Campbell have been in foster care.

A family court had earlier determined that there was insufficient evidence that the parents had abused or neglected the children. That decision was stayed until the appeals court could review it. On Thursday, the three-judge appeals panel determined there was enough evidence and that the children should not be returned.

The panel sent the case back to family court for further monitoring.

A gag order remains in place and the parties refused to discuss the decision.

Heath Campbell told The Associated Press last year that he believed the children were taken because officials felt they were in "imminent danger." He accused the state of removing the children because of their names and said government officials were relying on unproven accusations made by a neighbor and by an ex-wife who charged him with abusing her years ago.

The children's names and the birthday cake were not mentioned in Thursday's ruling. The court found that there were myriad other reasons that proved the need for continued protection services for the children.

According to court records, both parents are unemployed and both suffer from unspecified physical and psychological disabilities.

The court found that both parents were themselves victims of childhood abuse and said neither "have received adequate treatment for their serious psychological conditions."

Heath Campbell, 37, cannot read and Deborah Campbell dropped out of high school before finishing the 10th grade, according to court records.

In its ruling, the panel found the parents "recklessly created a risk of serious injury to their children by failing to protect the children from harm and failing to acknowledge and treat their disabilities."

The judges considered a typo-riddled note signed by Deborah Campbell and given to a neighbor. In it, Campbell says that if she were found dead, her husband was to blame.

"Hes thrend to have me killed or kill me himself hes alread tried it a few times. Im afread that he might hurt my children if they are keeped in his care. He teaches my son how to kill someone at the age of 3," the letter read in part.

Deborah Campbell later acknowledged writing the letter but claimed it was all a lie.

"She described her husband as 'a perfect guy,'" according to court records.

The family made headlines when a ShopRite supermarket in Greenwich, near the family's home in Holland Township in west-central New Jersey, refused to decorate a birthday cake with their son's name.

A Wal-Mart in Pennsylvania wound up decorating the cake, but the resulting publicity put the family under media scrutiny. Heath Campbell said neighbors and others were harassing them, and local police reported a mailed death threat.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/08/05/adolf-hitler-campbells-pa_n_672045.html

Cunter Fartlett
08-06-2010, 04:56 AM
That guy sounds like a time bomb.

Lágnætti
08-06-2010, 11:07 AM
Heath Campbell, 37, cannot read

All hail the Master Race!

Lágnætti
08-06-2010, 06:11 PM
French Woman Suffocates 8 Newborns, Hides them in Garden and Garage (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/07/29/dominique-cottrez-french-_n_663465.html)

Oh, there's more!

Flowers in the attic. Flowers in suitcases in the attic. Dead flowers. In suitcases. In the attic. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-10897191)

There are some very odd people in this world.


Initial forensic tests revealed that "three of the suitcases each contain the remains of a baby", she said. It is not yet known what was in the fourth suitcase.

God, it's like Deal or No Deal. With dead babies instead of cash.

Crazy Don
08-11-2010, 11:28 PM
I have one for you…


Five-Year-Old Allegedly Beat Disabled Grandmother, Mom Charged

A Jackson County mom is in jail after police say she did nothing to stop a violent fight between her five-year-old son and her mom who is disabled.

Jackson County sheriff's deputies went to the house in Sherman after getting a 911 call Saturday morning. That's where they found the 58-year-old victim, Alice Hatcher, who was confined to a wheelchair, on the floor with cuts and bruises.

Hatcher claims that her grandson assaulted her with several items, including a cane, mop and aerosol can, and also urinated on her. This all happened while her daughter, Jessica Hatcher, allegedly sat on the couch and watched television, ignoring her mother's pleas for help.

Alice Hatcher finally called 911 and when deputies arrived and questioned Jessica, she told officers she didn't believe her son did not do anything wrong. She also allegedly said being a parent was "a burden in general".

Jessica Hatcher is being held in the South Central Regional Jail on counts of child neglect and abuse and abuse on an incapacitated adult. The son is in the custody of family members.

http://www.wchstv.com/newsroom/eyewitness/100811_2583.shtml

toriwannabe
08-12-2010, 05:14 AM
:eek: Kids will be kids, hey? :rolleyes:

Lathan
08-12-2010, 05:38 PM
Off to a good start... Man Sentenced For Groping Nurse Trying To Deliver His Girlfriend's Baby (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/08/11/utah-man-sentenced-for-gr_n_678697.html)


OGDEN, Utah — A 31-year-old Utah man has been sentenced to six months in jail for fondling a maternity nurse who was wheeling the man's pregnant girlfriend to the delivery room.

Second District Court Judge Scott Hadley sentenced Adam Manning of Bountiful to 180 days in the Weber County Jail.

Manning pleaded guilty in June to a reduced charge of felony attempted forcible sexual abuse.

Defense attorney Randall Marshall argued that Manning's actions Oct. 9 at McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden resulted from a brain injury following a vehicle crash 10 years ago, and involved no force or violence.

Manning missed his child's birth following his arrest.

The judge ordered Manning to undergo psychosexual, mental health and substance abuse evaluations and treatment.

Barbarella
08-13-2010, 02:30 AM
Whaaaaaa??? Craziness.

Robin Sparkles
08-13-2010, 04:17 PM
Can there be a Cousin of the Year?

Woman convicted of killing 2-year-old cousin (http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20100813/NEWS02/308130056/Woman+convicted+of+killing+2-year-old+cousin)


CROWN POINT, Ind. — A jury in Crown Point has convicted a 20-year-old woman of murdering her 2-year-old cousin, whose body was found encased in concrete in a northwestern Indiana wetland.

http://theendofthestory.facesofthemissing.org/category/cases/indiana/engelica-castillo/


Engelica Castillo is charged with the June 2009 murder of her 2-year-old niece, Jada Justice.

Prosecutors contend that Engelica and her then boyfriend, Timothy Tkachik, beat Jada about the head because she would not behave. Eventually Jada was shoved and hit her head on the edge of a table and did not wake up.

Instead of seeking medical treatment for the child, they placed her in the car seat and went out to purchase heroin. They brought the child back into the house a placed her in the basement for the night. The next day, according to police, Tkachik went to the store and purchased a rubber container and cement. He then came back to the house, mixed the cement, placed Jada inside the container, and covered her with the cement. When the cement hardened they both took Jada’s body to a remote location, removed the plastic container, (presumably to avoid leaving fingerprints), and tossed the body into a creek.

They came back to town and Engelica went to the gas station, went inside and then came out after a few minutes claiming Jada had been kidnapped out of the vehicle. An AMBER Alert was activated. Eventually the story told to police fell apart and the truth came out.

eednic
08-13-2010, 04:46 PM
Shit. That is horrifying.

Barbarella
08-17-2010, 06:33 PM
Crew takes baby slapped by mom aboard plane (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/38739441/)




A Southwest Airlines flight attendant reportedly took away a baby from its parents mid-flight after witnessing the mother slap the crying child.

The plane was enroute to Albuquerque from Dallas on Monday when the incident occurred.

The flight attendant did return the 1-year-old to its parents just before the plane landed. But they were greeted by police when the plane arrived around 4:30 p.m. at the Albuquerque International Sunport.

“I think it was a solid move [on] the part of the flight attendant to take custody of the child,” Albuquerque International Sunport police chief Marshall Katz told KRQE News. “It neutralized the situation. It calmed everybody down.”

Police questioned the couple, the flight attendant and other witnesses, but the parents were not cited for the incident.

“We felt it was an isolated incident,” Katz told the station.

Southwest Airlines did not immediately return a phone call from msnbc.com about the incident.

JayPeaches
08-17-2010, 08:31 PM
SC police: Mom killed children before sinking car (http://www.comcast.net/articles/news-national/20100816/US.SC.Toddlers.Drown/)


A South Carolina mother who claimed her children drowned when their car careened into a river was charged with murder Tuesday after authorities said she confessed to suffocating the two toddlers and then faking the accident.

Sheriff Larry Williams said 29-year-old Shaquan Duley told investigators she was distraught about money troubles and unemployment and that she killed her children by putting her hand over their mouths after a dispute with her own mother. He says Duley then strapped the children into her car and drove it into a river Monday morning.

"This was a young lady that was in trouble, in trouble in more ways than she realized," Williams said. "She was in trouble and she didn't know where to turn."

Williams said the responsibilities of being a mother were simply too much for Duley, who didn't show signs of remorse during an overnight interview with authorities.

Two-year-old Devean C. Duley and 18-month-old Ja'van T. Duley were dead in their child seats by the time divers got to the car Monday near a rural boat landing on the North Edisto River in Orangeburg, some 35 miles south of Columbia, the state capital.

The Highway Patrol was notified around 6:15 a.m. Monday that a woman needed help getting her children out of a car. Duley, who did not have a cell phone, had walked some distance down the country road by the boat landing and flagged down a passing motorist to call the Highway Patrol.

Autumn
08-20-2010, 05:25 PM
Lovely. I hope she gets a life sentence.

http://www.kansas.com/2010/08/19/1453687/police-find-malnourished-6-year.html



Rachel L. Perez told neighbors that her son lived with his father, but police Tuesday found the 6-year-old confined in the hot, cramped attic of her De Soto home.

No one is sure how long the starving boy might have sweltered in the small, unfinished attic before Johnson County deputies discovered him this week among the insulation and ceiling joists.

The boy was fragile and malnourished, they said, and was so thin that his bones showed. He was taken to a hospital, where he was getting care while under police protection.

On Thursday, Perez, 26, was arraigned on charges of child abuse and aggravated endangerment of a child. She is being held on $250,000 bond.

Deputies are investigating how the boy was cared for and whether he was regularly kept in the attic of the small duplex.

Neighbors said that when they saw Perez — who they said was pregnant — walking with two of her other children, Perez told them the boy had Down syndrome and lived with his father.

“We thought it was kind of mean that she didn’t want to deal with him,” said a woman who declined to give her name Thursday. “How are we to know?”

The case began Tuesday when a relative called the Johnson County sheriff’s office and asked it to check on the welfare of a child. Deputies went to the duplex on the 8200 block of Center Drive about 5 p.m. and checked the home. The mother told them the boy was not there, but they arrested her for an outstanding warrant.

Later that night, the relative called again, still concerned about the boy’s welfare. About 11 p.m., the same deputies went back to the house. They found the boy in the attic, which can be entered through a small cutout in the ceiling accessible only by ladder.

The property manager for the duplex told media that he evicted Perez on Thursday when he entered the residence and found the home and attic covered with feces and mold.

A resident on the other side of the duplex said she never heard the boy in the attic.

Cunter Fartlett
08-20-2010, 05:44 PM
Oh man, I need to stop reading this thread.

Robin Sparkles
08-20-2010, 05:50 PM
No shit. There are some really vile people out there in the world.

toriMODE
08-20-2010, 07:33 PM
How depressing!

Lathan
08-29-2010, 05:44 PM
Nigerian Children Accused Of Witchcraft By Parents (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/08/27/nigerian-children-accused_n_695996.html)


In Nigeria, the fear of witchcraft is rooted in centuries of tradition. However, in the past decade, that deeply ingrained superstition has sparked a startling new trend, with scores of Nigerian children now being accused of practicing black magic by their parents.

According to reports, local pastors claim witches are the cause of the nation's widespread illness and poverty. The reasons why many Nigerian parents ultimately suspect their children of witchcraft are unknown, though it may be as simple as the child talking in his or her sleep. While pastors offer high-priced "exorcisms," many of the poverty-stricken parents take to abusing, torturing and, in some cases, abandoning their child as a result.

"When a child is accused of being a witch -- that child is hated absolutely by everybody surrounding him so such children are sent out of the home," Sam Ikpe-Itauma, founder of Child's Rights & Rehabilitation Network (CRARN) in Nigeria, told CNN. He estimates that thousands are local children are affected: "A lot of them, they're either killed, abandoned by the parents, tortured in the church or trafficked out of the city."

CNN video at the link. :(

Barbarella
08-29-2010, 05:50 PM
Madness.

Tyler
08-29-2010, 05:53 PM
That's sickening.

Lathan
09-03-2010, 06:53 PM
They were nominated on @, and they're trying to reform, but I still think they should be in the running...

2 year old chain-smoker kicks the habit (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/09/03/aldi-rizal-chainsmoking-i_n_704629.html)

http://i.huffpost.com/gen/169390/thumbs/s-ARDI-RIZAL-VIDEO-CIGARETTE-SMOKING-WATCH-large.jpg


Indonesia's smoking toddler has kicked the habit. Footage of 2-year-old Aldi Rizal -- who smoked up to two packs a day -- puffing away circulated the Internet in May and sparked an international outcry. His parents said he'd throw tantrums every time they tried to stop him from lighting up.

Psychologist Seto Mulyadi, who took the child into his own home as part of rehabilitation efforts, said Friday the boy has stopped asking for cigarettes.

He said Aldi picked up the habit because virtually every man in his fishing village in South Sumatra province smokes.

When removed from that environment, and offered a wide range of activities, including playing and drawing, he no longer had the urge, the psychologist said.

Aldi's father gave him his first cigarette when he was just 18-months-old, relatives have said.

Do the 12 steps work if you can't count up to 12 yet?

Lathan
09-15-2010, 05:43 PM
God, it's like Deal or No Deal. With dead babies instead of cash.

How do you like it? How do you like it? More, more, more...

UK Woman Admits To Concealing Births Of 4 Stillborn Babies, Hiding Them In Wardrobe (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/09/13/uk-woman-admits-to-concea_n_715270.html)

Newborn Baby Found Abandoned In Airplane's Trash In Philippines (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/09/13/newborn-boy-found-abandon_n_714345.html)

At least the second isn't dead.

Lathan
09-16-2010, 10:12 PM
In your face, CIGARETTE smoking toddler! :rolleyes:

Pot Smoking Toddler In The House! (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/09/16/pot-smoking-toddler-video_n_719565.html)


A mother faces charges after a cell phone video surfaced of her 2-year-old daughter smoking pot.

Jessica Gamble, a 21-year-old from suburban Cincinnati, Ohio, was charged with corruption with drugs and other charges including child endangerment.

The child can be seen in the video with the marijuana joint while the mother is heard in the background coaching the child.

"What's quite disconcerting is she's handling this like she's done something like this before," Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph Deters said in a press conference.

"There are just some people who should never have children," Deters added.

video at the link... (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/09/16/pot-smoking-toddler-video_n_719565.html)

Lathan
01-15-2011, 02:07 PM
Mom Plays Facebook Game As Son Drowned (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/14/shannon-johnson-facebook-game_n_809170.html)

"Shannon Johnson, 34, admitted to police that she was on Facebook playing Cafe World, checking on a friend's status and sharing videos in the living room, while her son was in the bathtub. Johnson told police her son was playing in the bathtub for about 10 minutes and she checked on him once. Johnson said that about three more minutes went by and she didn't hear her son playing, so she went to check on the baby and saw him sideways with his face in the water, according to the arrest affidavit."

The affidavit also notes that when asked why she would allow a one year old to be in the bath alone, Johnson said that the child was a "very independent baby" and explained that she "didn't want him to be known as a mama's boy."
Yeah, he probably won't be known as a mama's boy. Mission accomplished?


And on "Toddlers & Tiaras" a 5-year old undergoes an eyebrow waxing against her will...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEvo6Eau-Xg

(I imagine that show should could totally overtake this thread.)

Barbarella
01-15-2011, 03:46 PM
^ That made me so angry when I first saw it. It's child abuse. I mean, she even says her daughters skin has been ripped off before! Poor child.

Pupate
01-15-2011, 03:53 PM
Ugh, you can just see the fear in her eyes.

Lathan
01-15-2011, 03:54 PM
Only because there's none of that hideous hair (ew!) in the way.

Lágnætti
01-15-2011, 05:20 PM
That's one time I'd actually like to see a little kid bite an adult. What a stupid bitch that mother is. She's your daughter, not a dolly to make over in your tragic blonde image or a proxy for your failed ambitions.

Cairn
01-15-2011, 06:30 PM
Right. I promise you, that little girls feels incredibly violated. She is definitely being tortured and traumatized. I can't help wonder if it's only a matter of a few more years before that poor little girl ends up forced to have her bikini zone waxed. It's just sickening.

As far as the mother playing on Facebook instead of actually bathing her one year old, I'm dumbfounded by the knowledge it is possible for anyone to be that fucking selfish, stupid and remorseless.

Pupate
01-15-2011, 06:35 PM
God forbid you make sure your helpless child doesn't drown in the bath tub because he might be called a M@MAZZ B0I.

MTC
01-28-2011, 04:59 PM
Dad asks for investigation. CYFD dropped the ball. Child is now dead. (http://www.koat.com/news/26638375/detail.html)

warning: images of injuries sustained by the child included in the video.

toriMODE
01-28-2011, 08:15 PM
Ugh stupid abusive parents!

SisterErnestine
01-30-2011, 09:45 PM
Mom shoots her two teenagers for being "mouthy." (http://www.ktla.com/news/landing/ktla-mouthy-mom,0,3897772.story)


TAMPA, Fla. -- The wife of a military officer shot and killed her son on the way to soccer practice, then drove to their upscale home and shot her daughter in the head while she studied at her computer, police said Friday.

Afterward, the woman told detectives she killed the teens for being "mouthy."

Julie Powers Schenecker admitted the slayings after officers found her covered in blood on the back porch of her home Friday morning, police spokeswoman Laura McElroy said. Schenecker's mother had called police from Texas because she was unable to reach the 50-year-old woman, whom she said was depressed and had been complaining about her children.

Schenecker's husband, Parker Schenecker, is an Army colonel stationed at the headquarters of U.S. Central Command at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa. The father had been away for several days when the killings happened, said CentCom spokesman Lt. Col. Michael Lawhorn, describing him as a career Army intelligence officer.

Police said Parker Schenecker was in Qatar and was told of his children's deaths on Friday.

Julie Schenecker left a note detailing her plans to kill her disrespectful children and then herself, saying "they talked back and were mouthy and that she was going to take care of it," McElroy said. She provided the same motive to police who interviewed her.

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"I think we will never understand how or why a mother could take the lives of her children," McElroy said. "That was the only reason she provided to our detectives."

The body of Schenecker's daughter, Calyx Powers Schenecker, 16, was found in an upstairs bedroom, McElroy said. The body of her son, Powers Beau Schenecker, 13, was found in an SUV in the garage.

An arrest affidavit said Schenecker shot her son twice in the head "for talking back" while driving him to soccer practice Thursday night. She drove home, went inside and shot her daughter in the back of head while the teen sat at a computer doing homework, then shot her in the face, the affidavit said.

McElroy said investigators believe the teens "never saw it coming." Both were killed with a .38-caliber pistol.

Julie Schenecker was jailed and charged with two counts of first-degree murder. Wearing a white jumpsuit, she was led into a county jail later Friday visibly shaking and being supported by a sheriff's deputy.

Her Facebook page says she earned a bachelor's degree in physical education from the University of Northern Iowa.

Sylvia Carroll, who attended Muscatine High School in Iowa with Julie Schenecker, said she was a popular and athletic girl who starred in basketball in the late 1970s. They reconnected about a year ago on Facebook.

"I'm just in shock," said Carroll, who now lives in Austin, Texas. "I can't believe this."



What's sad, is that the mother didn't even bother to realize the great potential that both of her kids had.

Pupate
01-31-2011, 01:50 AM
People like this should not be allowed to have children. She's more misbehaved than her children were. How terrible.

SrslyChris
02-01-2011, 04:50 PM
Mother disciplines her child by pouring hot sauce down his throat and sticking him into a cold shower. (http://abcnews.go.com/US/hot-sauce-mom-jessica-beagley-charged-child-abuse/story?id=12796871)

I'd really thought I'd seen a lot of shit especially during when I worked at child protection services but as soon as I saw this video I just burst into tears. What a monster.

Barbarella
02-01-2011, 05:15 PM
Fuck. I can't watch that. :(

Cunter Fartlett
02-01-2011, 05:28 PM
Not going to watch it, either. She needs to take a love and logic course or go to a parenting workshop. These are the kinds of kids who end up getting killed by their own parents out of frustration. He may be a mess and hard to deal with, but there are alternatives to damaging the psychology of your child by punishment. Just this quote "We've done a lot of things to punish the kids" shows where her mindset is. Get that kid out of her home. He'd be better off in a boarding school.

Lágnætti
02-01-2011, 06:38 PM
The family is active in the Mormon church. The couple has four biological children and adopted twins from Russia.


Well.

Robin Sparkles
02-08-2011, 07:50 PM
How about Aunt of the Year? A woman and her boyfriend beat her nephew to death over a two day period. (http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20110208/NEWS01/302080052/Woman-sentenced-47-years-former-boyfriend-90-years-assault-wanton-murder-2-year-old?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Home)



The prosecution has said 2-year-old Christopher Allen was beaten over a two-day period, and the majority of that time it was Peacher inflicting the damage, hitting the child in the head and groin, and causing massive internal injuries.

Essentially, from the moment (Christopher) got to that house, Mr. Peacher started, in his words, disciplining him, beating him around the head, the backside it was brutal, Heck said in an interview.

Nereida Allen was responsible for shaking and abusing the child over about a 20-minute span, after Peacher went to the store the next morning, Heck said.

By this time, Christopher could no longer stand on his own, couldn't eat or talk because of internal injuries and Allen was frustrated with him, trying to make him stand in a corner, where the child repeatedly fell down, he said.

And she beat him to death, Heck said.

Both Peacher and Allen caused injuries that would have been fatal to child.

Heck said the medical examiner's office had told him this was the worst child beating case they had ever seen.

Cunter Fartlett
02-08-2011, 08:03 PM
Monsters.

Lágnætti
02-08-2011, 08:29 PM
Wait, that boy and his brother, who they actually managed not to kill, just burn and stuff, were placed with that pair of subhumans by social services after they were removed from their parent's house for neglect?

Special. Really, very, very special.

SweetPea
02-08-2011, 08:33 PM
How about Aunt of the Year? A woman and her boyfriend beat her nephew to death over a two day period. (http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20110208/NEWS01/302080052/Woman-sentenced-47-years-former-boyfriend-90-years-assault-wanton-murder-2-year-old?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Home)

This is... sick... do we still have firing squads? Because I think that is the only appropriate way to deal with these fucks. >_< Unless we can 'draw and quarter' them between 4 horses. Fuck... People, what a bunch of bastards.

Barbarella
02-08-2011, 08:52 PM
How about Aunt of the Year? A woman and her boyfriend beat her nephew to death over a two day period. (http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20110208/NEWS01/302080052/Woman-sentenced-47-years-former-boyfriend-90-years-assault-wanton-murder-2-year-old?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Home)

This makes me want to murder. I should leave this thread.

Cairn
02-08-2011, 09:08 PM
A two year old child probably stands about as tall as a 6' man. There is nothing disciplinary about any of it. Obviously. This disgusting beast of a man, for whatever twisted reasons, was actually getting off on terrorizing these children. Did they take the kids in for money?

In certain states, there can be financial compensation for fostering a child if the courts have become involved in placement, even if it is a relative that does the fostering. If that's not the case, perhaps the pound wasn't giving away puppies to kick and this was the next best thing.

Robin Sparkles
02-08-2011, 09:15 PM
Cairn, here is the original story from 2008 when it happened:

http://www.wlky.com/r/17339547/detail.html

Apparently the mother gave temporary custody to him. Two days later, he was dead.

Cairn
02-08-2011, 10:04 PM
I see it happened in Kentucky. For some reason I thought it didn't happen in the states. I also see the state was involved. I wonder what temporary was supposed to be. I mean, at some point before the aunt assumed custody, I guarantee this guy said he didn't want to deal with those kids. Whatever the reason he changed his mind, the fact he didn't want them is what made him so adamant in establishing his dominance.

It's insane. Completely insane. I don't know why I keep hoping that at some point we'll evolve enough as a society that these stories will cease being.

Kari
02-08-2011, 10:38 PM
Ugh. Reading that story made me want to faint, throw up, and punch people at the same time. That poor baby.

Maeby
02-08-2011, 11:07 PM
From the article:

Jeanette Allen had agreed to give temporary custody to her 22-year-old sister, Nereida Allen, earlier this week. Child Protective Services determined the condition of her home wasn't clean enough for the boy.

That home must have literally been full of shit for CPS to take the baby away and temporarily place him with relatives. I can't imagine what kind of living conditions would warrant that.

Stone
02-09-2011, 12:03 AM
A 22-Year-Old Mother Kills Her Infant Son Because He Interrupted Her Farmville Game on Facebook (http://shine.yahoo.com/channel/parenting/a-22-year-old-mother-kills-her-infant-son-because-he-interrupted-her-farmville-game-on-facebook-2405009).

Alt link (http://jacksonville.com/news/crime/2010-10-27/story/jacksonville-mom-shakes-baby-interrupting-farmville-pleads-guilty-murder).

I vote for psychological screening and licensing before becoming a parent.

Ryan
02-09-2011, 09:30 AM
I vote for psychological screening and licensing before becoming a parent.

My dad has always said people should be sterilized at birth and required to pass a series of tests before having kids. I always roll my eyes when he says stuff like that because he's obviously joking, but the more I read this thread...

Cunter Fartlett
02-09-2011, 02:40 PM
I had to do extensive screening in order to adopt. A three hour psychological test alone, a three hour test with my partner, local, state and FBI background check, drug check, blah blah blah. My house had to be inspected by the safety board and the fire marshal. They even tested my refrigerators! I had to take a 12 week parenting course and a 36 hour course on foster parenting! I think everyone should have to do that. I know it's not feasible, but in a perfect world....

Of course, adoptive parents and foster parents have to do that all the time and it doesn't always stop abuse.

SrslyChris
02-09-2011, 03:50 PM
That home must have literally been full of shit for CPS to take the baby away and temporarily place him with relatives. I can't imagine what kind of living conditions would warrant that.

Yeah, it basically has to be a Hoarders house for them to take away a child due to inadequate shelter/dirty house.

molotovcocktease
02-09-2011, 03:50 PM
My dad has always said people should be sterilized at birth and required to pass a series of tests before having kids. I always roll my eyes when he says stuff like that because he's obviously joking, but the more I read this thread...

Agreed. Of course it still wouldn't stop all of the abuse, however, I would think it would at least cull some of it. The mother killing her kids because she felt hopeless was really hard to read. I can't imagine how desperate someone would have to feel in order to do something that awful to a child under their care. Also, I think drug tests should be mandatory for pregnant women. Selling your kid for 25$? Just horrible!

Em
02-09-2011, 06:11 PM
Here's a real winner from my neck of the woods:

http://www2.wspa.com/news/2011/feb/09/51/newborn-baby-found-inside-trash-can-bathroom-ar-1427881/

Newborn Left In Toilet: Bond Set For Mother




Greenville, SC --
Wednesday update 9:05 a.m.

Jessica Ann Blackham, the mother charged with abandoning her baby in a BiLo Center toilet, claims she didn't even know she was pregnant. Blackham was surrounded by family members as she appeared for a bond hearing before Judge Matt Hawley this morning. Blackham's mother and father both told the judge, "Your Honor, she has shown no signs of being pregnant."

According to detectives, Blackham told them she went to the bathroom not feeling well, during a circus performance Friday night. According to the 24 year old, she doesn't remember what happened next, and has had amnesia ever since. Her family says she sought medical attention at the hospital, because she was "bleeding", and "nobody knew what had happened."

Judge Hawley set bond at $10,000 for the charge of child neglect, and $20,000 for the charge of felony child abuse. Combined, the charges carry a possible sentence of 30 years behind bars.

Blackham is married, but told the judge she has been separated for a year from her husband. She also has another 4 year old child.

Detectives say the baby boy, still named Baby John Doe, is in serious but stable condition.




He almost died of hypothermia. :(

Hypatia
02-10-2011, 01:16 AM
Also, I think drug tests should be mandatory for pregnant women.

Um, that's a bit nanny state for me. We as a society have a duty to protect children in harm's way. Though when one considers the fact that many women are not aware they are pregnant until it is well into the 4th to 8th week, or the fact they may still have periods while pregnant, it could be hard to prove that a women knowingly took drugs while pregnant. Plus it starts to go into the realm of treating women like incubators rather than a person with their own rights.

MTC
02-10-2011, 01:38 AM
Plus it starts to go into the realm of treating women like incubators rather than a person with their own rights.

You mean they aren't just incubators?

That might change.

Save the baby, not the incubator. (http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/02/new-gop-law-would-allow-hospitals-to-let-women-die-instead-of-having-an-abortion.php?ref=fpb)

molotovcocktease
02-10-2011, 01:39 AM
Um, that's a bit nanny state for me. We as a society have a duty to protect children in harm's way. Though when one considers the fact that many women are not aware they are pregnant until it is well into the 4th to 8th week, or the fact they may still have periods while pregnant, it could be hard to prove that a women knowingly took drugs while pregnant. Plus it starts to go into the realm of treating women like incubators rather than a person with their own rights.

True... however I would at least expect a woman who has a history of drug abuse to be held accountable when she becomes pregnant. It IS a bit harsh to drug test all women during pregnancy but after your second or third heroin addicted baby I think it would be a safe bet nothing will change in said woman's immediate future, pregnant or not.

I also don't see what the difference would be when it comes to how intrusive testing is to adoptive parents, to not at least in some aspect, hold birth parents to the same standards.

Of course we're also in a thread that is discussing the worst of the worst, and I'm sure there are far more good, or at least decent parents than bad. Could be changing the overall scope of things from the readers perspective.

Hypatia
02-10-2011, 02:09 AM
True... however I would at least expect a woman who has a history of drug abuse to be held accountable when she becomes pregnant. It IS a bit harsh to drug test all women during pregnancy but after your second or third heroin addicted baby I think it would be a safe bet nothing will change in said woman's immediate future, pregnant or not.

An adoptive couple I know struggled very hard with there first child because of the child's drug addicted bio-mother. At first they were foster parents, and wanted to adopt her (she is beautiful BTW). But the bio-mother, struggling with her addictions tried to make a turn around and it looked like the state would re-place the child with her bio-mom. The bio-mom, however, went back to her druggie ways and they got to adopt her. She later had another child under the same conditions. The state was very aware of the situation and decided to remove the sister of the adopted child. All in all, I believe the bio-mom had 4 children, and the state was monitoring her after the second addicted baby. The child the adoptive parents have is the 3rd child and was removed as soon as the child was born (as was the 4th). I consider this a successful case that the state handled.



I also don't see what the difference would be when it comes to how intrusive testing is to adoptive parents, to not at least in some aspect, hold birth parents to the same standards.


The difference is knowing. When you apply to be an adoptive or foster parent you are knowingly preparing for child/ren, whereas a woman, again, may not be aware for some time that she is indeed pregnant. One woman I knew didn't know she was pregnant until she miscarried. Another became pregnant while using birth control. It is hard to believe that someone would knowingly try to have children while they are drugged addicted. But you never know.

Kari
02-10-2011, 02:58 PM
Another became pregnant while using birth control. It is hard to believe that someone would knowingly try to have children while they are drugged addicted. But you never know.

Um, people do that all the time. Addicts frequently believe that being pregnant and having a child is the thing that will get them to be clean and stay clean.

Crazy Don
02-10-2011, 03:52 PM
To wit…


Nitro man charged in beating of infant son

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A Kanawha County man was charged with child abuse Wednesday after allegedly beating his son, who is less than 2 months old.

An apologetic Ian Kessinger, 30, of Nitro said stress and drugs led him to hurt his son Benjamin on three separate occassions. The boy was born Dec. 20.

"It's the worst thing I've ever done," Kessinger said on his way to arraignment in Kanawha County Magistrate Court. "If I could take it back, I'd take it back in a heartbeat."

According to a criminal complaint on file in magistrate court, officers went to Women and Children's Hospital on Tuesday after doctors discovered that the boy had a fractured skull, a broken collarbone and a broken wrist.

Lt. Sean Crosier of the Kanawha County Sheriff's Department said doctors at a regular checkup last week were worried because the boy's head looked like it might be swollen. They ordered further tests, where the alleged abuse was discovered.

"We believe there are several different injuries that occurred over a period of time," Crosier said. The boy remained in CAMC Women and Children's Hospital on Wednesday with possibly life-threatening injuries, police said.

Crosier said Kessinger and the boy's mother are not married, but have been together for years. The couple also has a 2-year-old daughter.

Kessinger said Wednesday he has never hurt the little girl.

Crosier said officers from the Nitro Police Department and Kanawha Bureau of Investigation handled the case. The investigation continues, but Crosier said officials don't expect further charges.

"We don't have any reason to believe mom knew about it," Crosier said.

At his arraignment, Kessinger told Magistrate Joe Shelton he didn't have a job or a car. He said he pays utilities of about $200, and could not afford a lawyer.

Shelton said an attorney would be appointed to represent Kessinger.

Kessinger was charged with child abuse resulting in injury, a felony. He faces two to 10 years in prison if convicted. He was sent to the South Central Regional Jail in lieu of $75,000 cash bond. His preliminary hearing will be at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 17

Before his arraignment, Kessinger said he hoped his son recovers from his injuries.

And this man was high on drugs when he hurt his little boy!

toriMODE
02-11-2011, 05:24 PM
He only wants him to recover so that he doesn't get the max time in prison. What a loser.

JayPeaches
02-17-2011, 02:00 PM
Ugh. Horrendous.

Twins, One Dead & One Severely Burned, Found in Truck (http://www.comcast.net/articles/news-national/20110216/US.Toxic.Truck.Family)



FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. An angry judge grilled child welfare workers over why they missed opportunities to intervene just days before authorities found a 10-year-old boy doused with chemicals and his twin sister's decomposing body in their father's truck along a Florida highway.

A state worker first found the boy in the front seat of an exterminator's red pickup alongside the busy interstate, convulsing from seizures, dripping in chemicals so toxic they sickened rescue workers. Nearby, the boy's father lay on the ground, unresponsive and doused in gasoline in what he later told police was a futile attempt to kill himself.

Because the truck was too toxic to search, it was hours later Monday before officials found the deteriorating body of Victor's twin sister, Nubia, wrapped in plastic bags, wedged between chemical containers in the enclosed pickup bed.

Victor was in critical condition, his burns, mostly below the waist, getting worse and doctors unsure of what chemical was used. His father, Jorge Barahona, 53, was also in the hospital. He faces aggravated child abuse charges, but more charges were expected and he was scheduled for a hearing Thursday.

At a hearing Wednesday, Judge Cindy Lederman questioned why an anonymous abuse allegation about the twins that was called into a hotline Feb. 10 four days before the children were found by the highway assistance wasn't more thoroughly investigated.

The caller said the twins' feet and hands were bound with duct tape and they were kept in a bathtub as punishment. Child welfare officials also believe the girl was being starved. State officials described a disturbing picture of Jorge and Carmen Barahona, who adopted the twins, an 11-year-old autistic boy and a 7-year-old girl from foster care.

Barahona told officers he put his dead daughter in the truck and began driving with his son, intending to commit suicide. He was distraught, gave his son a handful of sleeping pills and, with the boy's head in his lap, poured gasoline on himself, according to police documents.

The Department of Children and Families began investigating the family last week after the Barahona's 7-year-old granddaughter told an adult the twins were kept locked in the bathroom. The child said Nubia was sometimes kept in the tub all day.

A doctor who interviewed the little girl who reported the alleged abuse said she did so even though her grandmother told her they were "family secrets" and warned her to stay quiet.

Dr. Walter Lambert also said at a court hearing that Victor had "many, many scars." Doctors also found the boy had previously broken his collarbone and an arm.

Child welfare worker Fleary tried to interview one of the children when she went to the home, but Carmen Barahona became angry and made her stop, child welfare officials said after the hearing. The other adopted children have been placed in a foster home.

Robin Sparkles
02-17-2011, 02:23 PM
That is the most fucked up story I have heard in a long time. Holy shit.

Stephanie
02-17-2011, 02:24 PM
I need to stop reading this thread. It breaks my heart.

Cunter Fartlett
02-17-2011, 02:58 PM
Oi. It was the little girl in the truck. Yesterday morning when the story broke, they didn't know who the third body was. That's horrific. What the hell is wrong with people? In Florida?

WHY oh FUCKING WHY do monsters like this adopt only to abuse? How the hell do they pass screening? I don't understand it and it makes me sick.

Chalk
02-17-2011, 03:03 PM
"family secrets"? Fucking hell....

Lágnætti
02-17-2011, 03:09 PM
Jesus fucking christ, those kids were adopted too? What, do they just hand kids out to any bastard who asks? It just staggers me.

As for grandmother, I see where the problem arose to begin with. Bitch needs shooting. Twice, just to make sure she's dead.

Kari
02-17-2011, 03:18 PM
What the shitting fuck? How can that story even be REAL?

Is it wrong that I feel like that little girl is just better off dead than her poor brother?

JayPeaches
02-17-2011, 03:26 PM
Kari, I'm feeling the same way. If you read the whole story at the link, it says that the little girl apparently had some genital abnormalities (that were surgically corrected) and was teased mercilessly school, which led to her being home-schooled. And then obviously abused by her adoptive parents. To live that kind of horror at that age, I just...I don't even know what to think.

Lágnætti
02-17-2011, 03:32 PM
^Yeah, that poor boy will probably be permantly disabled and certainly very disfigured and suffer chronic pain if he even survives. Chemical burns are just ... I would personally rather just be shot in the head, cleanly, than suffer that. I hope he's on as much morphine as his system will allow.

The little girl apparently had some condition where she had male genitalia and had gone through surgery to correct it. It says her classmates ridiculed her to the point she was withdrawn from school and homeschooled ie. kept at home to be permanently brutalized without any chance of anyone noticing. What a short, sorry life she suffered. The 'parents' who did this should be fried in oil. Remorse? Bollocks. You don't adopt a kid, torture them over time while taking good care to hide your actions from everyone, then murder them in the nastiest way if you know what remorse is.

Clearly at any time they could have called in for help with the kids or surrended them. They must have liked having captives to torture, that's all I can think. As for the state, they adopt four special needs kids (they also had an autistic boy) out to one family and don't check up on the parents to the point this happens? They deserve the special hell too.

Kari
02-17-2011, 03:39 PM
I can't even imagine...that poor child. I am pretty unshockable these days, but that made me feel sick to my stomach and like I'm going to cry. There are days where I'm just gobsmacked by the irrepressible cruelty and barbarism of the human race.

JayPeaches
02-17-2011, 03:41 PM
^Yeah, that poor boy will probably be permantly disabled and certainly very disfigured and suffer chronic pain if he even survives.
And who the hell is going to take care of him now? :(

Lathan
02-17-2011, 03:45 PM
*sigh*


That's all. Just *sigh*.

Cunter Fartlett
02-17-2011, 03:54 PM
And who the hell is going to take care of him now? :(

I would.


As far as adopting through child protective services, they don't check up on you after the adoption is finalized. You get a letter once a year that you have to send back letting them know the child is still in your home, but other than that, there's no communication. There really shouldn't be, honestly. They're your kids now, not the state's. The state doesn't check up on naturally born kids and their parents. However, I'm perplexed as to how people like this even got through the psychological screening process. It's extensive and invasive- as it should be. These people are sick. They had torture subjects at their disposal. Something must have happened and this man was about to get caught. He most likely was trying to silence those kids.

Lágnætti
02-17-2011, 04:06 PM
Clearly they do need checking up on. Jesus, how many adopted, totally vulnerable kids have to die and be abused to the point of screwing them up for life before someone acknowledges some people adopt for all the wrong reasons? It's the ultimate betrayal for a kid already once abandoned/abused to let it happen again.

God, some animal rescues have better aftercare/contractual arrangements for the creatures they adopt out because they don't want the animal who had already suffered to have to go through it all again. I know one bloody horse rescue whose procedures clearly trump the state of Florida for screening and aftercare.

Cunter Fartlett
02-17-2011, 04:16 PM
While CPS itself did not check up on me after I adopted, I was required to participate in home therapy for my son once a week because he had special needs. We participated until they felt we no longer needed their services. So, yes, these people who have adopted 3 or 4 special needs children SHOULD be having occupational therapists come in a few times a month to work with the children. These occupational therapists SHOULD have seen something wrong. I don't see how the family could have forgone the sessions, but I don't know the whole story.

I doubt the screening for adopting a cat or dog is as extensive as adopting a child. It took me more than 18 months to get it done. In that 18 months, crazy insane abusers should be weeded out. Unfortunately, some do slip through the cracks. But states don't have the money nor the man power to keep constant tabs on the children once they've been adopted, and doing so would encroach on the adopted parent's rights. Sounds crazy, I know. But that's what it is.

Robin Sparkles
02-17-2011, 04:18 PM
But in that line of thought, people also give birth for the wrong reasons as well. So should they be followed up on, too? Who is going to be doing these monthly checks on all the kids in all the world? It is ideal, sure, but it is just not feasible.

Lágnætti
02-17-2011, 04:34 PM
Actually, certain people - especially druggies/alkies, mentally impaired people or those with a record of child neglect etc etc are identified by social services pre-birth as posing a risk to their kids. When the kid is born they're put on the 'at risk' register. Not that our social services are particularly efficient - we have plenty of horror stories about kids being abused under the noses of the authorities (http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2003/jan/27/childrensservices.childprotection) here too.

Cunter - yes, I would have thought kids with all those disabilities and problems would have HAD to have contact with various professionals as part of the whole adoption contract. I would guess what happened is what happens with (usually non-adopted/fostered) kids on the at risk reguster here - the family refuses contact, doesn't attend appointments/won't physically open the door to social workers (always indicating guilt, yes?) and for some reason, the law doesn't allow anyone to force their door in and find exactly what they're hiding (usually a tortured kid in a bathtub - that's the actually story of one notorious abuse/dead kiddie case here) and eventually presto, dead child and several hundred rounds of enquiries, hand-wringing, buck-passing and 'lessons learned' that are never implemented.

Cunter Fartlett
02-17-2011, 04:49 PM
*ugh. I'll have to retype all that. My phone screwed it all up when I tried to edit.

Cunter Fartlett
02-17-2011, 05:15 PM
To summarize:

In instances where CPS does require frequent visitations (they should be at least bi weekly) to the home, it boggles the mind how abuse is not noticed. Sexual abuse, I can sort of understand because it has the tendency to be invisible. Most of time, unless a child is forthcoming, it will go completely unnoticed. I have noticed this first hand with my son's two older siblings. They were adopted out to a couple several years ago. The man was allowed to adopt even though he was charged with soliciting sex from a 13 year old girl several years prior. It was not on his record because he was not convicted. He and his wife adopted my niece and nephew, and maintained fostering other children during the process. Eventually, one of those little girls they fostered blew the whistle and all children were removed and he was put on trial. It took 3 years to try him. Meanwhile, the children were put in isolation (in foster "treatment" centers) away from everyone they knew because CPS did not want their testimonies to be comprised. They were anyway, and he was hit with a mistrial and was not retried. So he not only got away with the initial charge several years prior, he got away with molesting AT LEAST two other girls, ages 5 and 7. The worse part? The 3 years they were put in "a treatment center" and isolated from the rest of their family was so hard on them that one of the girls recanted her story in order to JUST STOP IT so she could see her family again. And that's how he got off.

Two stories similar to this have popped up in the last few months in the town I live in now. It's horrendous.

I don't understand how such outright physical abuse cannot be detected though. Especially if the children are being starved.

Lágnætti
02-17-2011, 06:20 PM
Fucking hell, Cunter. There are no words to encompass what I feel about men like that.

Meanwhile, a bunch of fucking rapists and other assorted criminal lowlifes over here are trying to claim it's an abuse of their human rights to be put on a sex offender's register for life so people know what the fuck they're associating with, employing or farming kids out to. The hilarity.

Kala
02-17-2011, 06:33 PM
Meanwhile, a bunch of fucking rapists and other assorted criminal lowlifes over here are trying to claim it's an abuse of their human rights to be put on a sex offender's register for life so people know what the fuck they're associating with, employing or farming kids out to. The hilarity.

It's the same here - they cry out about their human rights being violated while at the same time they commit inhumane acts. A simple google search will show that quite a few of them don't register and are listed as either "Non-compliant" or "Location Unknown."

Lágnætti
02-17-2011, 06:45 PM
It's the same here - they cry out about their human rights being violated while at the same time they commit inhumane acts. A simple google search will show that quite a few of them don't register and are listed as either "Non-compliant" or "Location Unknown."

I always bear in mind with sex offenders that what they're actually charged with is usually the tip of the iceberg compared to what they've done. Cunter's case bears this out - that man has abused probably dozens of kids by now and not one conviction as yet. Such is the state of justice, I tend to assume if you've been convicted of one sexual offence, you probably did a hell of a lot more before getting caught. This stuff always escalates too. They don't start out full-blown rapists. They usually kind of work their way up to it with 'lesser' sexual offences before going for the main prize.

In the report I read, one of the Human rights lawyers who are making careers and grotesque heaps of bank out of this kind of bullshit was citing the case of some boy who had raped a six year-old boy when he was twelve or something and how his human rights had been breached by being on Ze List because he - get this - had not been allowed to join some young person's rugby club on the basis that nobody wants a known, proven rapist of any age playing with their kids or wants to be charged with letting one into their club should they decide to continue their activities. I mean, boo hoo.

JayPeaches
02-17-2011, 06:59 PM
This discussion reminds me of Deliver Us From Evil. Have you guys seen it? One part that always sticks out in my mind is an interview with a woman who was trying to describe the magnitude of what Father O'Grady had done and just how horrific it really is.


He had apparently raped a baby. A BABY. I'm paraphrasing here, but she said something to the effect of, Can you imagine how horrific that is? He forced his grown man's penis into an infant's vagina and got pleasure from it. This is the kind of man the church is protecting.


Sexual assault (especially of children) is something I've never let my mind linger on for too long, simply because it's so horrific and evil. But when I heard that woman describing what he had done it really stuck with me. These people are beyond help and I think Helen's right - what they've been convicted or just accused of is likely just the tip of the iceberg to what they've actually done.

Adam
02-17-2011, 06:59 PM
This thread is beyond the beyond and changes my mind on the death penalty, to be quite honest. Most of these monsters mentioned here should not be breathing.

Adam
02-17-2011, 10:55 PM
O Hai! Looks like bounding and gagging your toddler with duct tape is the new time out!

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/2011/02/17/2011-02-17_momcaira_ferguson_jailed_after_horrific_photo_surfaces_of_her_posing_next_to_tot.html


A Pennsylvania mom is being charged with child endangerment after she showed cops a photo of herself posing next to her two-year-old daughter who is gagged and bound with duct tape.

Caira Ferguson, 21, revealed the photo to authorities as part of a claim that her identity had been stolen, according to Chester Township Police.

The horrific photo was originally posted on mediatakeout.com. It shows the diapered tot tied to a blue, plastic chair with duct tape around her legs, arms, chest and mouth.

Cops searched Ferguson's home Wednesday because of outstanding warrants. They discovered the plastic chair with remains of duct tape still attached to it. Ferguson was arrested shortly afterwards.

She's also being charged with false imprisonment and unlawful restraint.

Barbarella
02-18-2011, 06:37 PM
This discussion reminds me of Deliver Us From Evil. Have you guys seen it? One part that always sticks out in my mind is an interview with a woman who was trying to describe the magnitude of what Father O'Grady had done and just how horrific it really is.


He had apparently raped a baby. A BABY. I'm paraphrasing here, but she said something to the effect of, Can you imagine how horrific that is? He forced his grown man's penis into an infant's vagina and got pleasure from it. This is the kind of man the church is protecting.


Sexual assault (especially of children) is something I've never let my mind linger on for too long, simply because it's so horrific and evil. But when I heard that woman describing what he had done it really stuck with me. These people are beyond help and I think Helen's right - what they've been convicted or just accused of is likely just the tip of the iceberg to what they've actually done.

In the sick pedo community, the younger you get them the better. It's a sick fucking conquest.
I try to be a peaceful person, but I just know I could kill one of these fucks with my bare hands.

Barbarella
02-23-2011, 05:02 PM
Smart Girl, Sad Story: My Mom's Drunk, 9-Year-Old Tells Bank Teller (http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2011/02/23/133991897/smart-girl-sad-story-my-moms-drunk-9-year-old-tells-bank-teller?ft=1&f=1001&sc=tw&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter)


In Southfield, Mich., on Friday, "a 9-year-old girl, worried that her mother was driving drunk during a trip to the bank, slipped a teller a note asking for help and refused to get back in the car," The Detroit News writes this morning.

The mom, 49-year-old Latanya Renee Evans, then left her little girl at the bank. Evans was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving a short time later. The Detroit Free Press says that "police found her nearby in a parking lot, where she failed field sobriety tests and a preliminary breath analysis test."

Her daughter, who got the help she needed from the bank employees, "was unharmed and picked up at the bank by her father."

Stephanie
02-23-2011, 05:47 PM
I've never found a better thread for this image...

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5137/5471114879_e72cd759a2.jpg

Em
02-24-2011, 11:12 PM
Speaking of; just heard on the news a local pastor has been arrested for neglect and assault on/for his children. They panned a shot of the front of his church - the billboard said "Thank God I'm forgiven!"

*major eyeroll*

Chalk
02-24-2011, 11:27 PM
^^someone should pin the "Jesus hates you" picture to his church's billboard.

Cunter Fartlett
02-25-2011, 03:05 PM
More abuse by adoptive parents:

"They have been raised worse than dogs,"

Nine Thousand dollar bonds?! WTF? These people should not be out walking free! I'm seriously debating changing my stance on periodic check ups on adoptive families.

http://www.cnn.com/2011/CRIME/02/24/oklahoma.abuse.case/index.html?hpt=T2

Furthermore, they got $1500.00 a month per child?!?!?!?! What kind of racket is that? Maybe WI should cut that shit out of their budget. That might help a bit, you think? Fucking idiots.

Barbarella
02-25-2011, 03:10 PM
Wow! Were the kids special needs children? Here in FL, when I looked into it, it was approx $400 a month.

ETA: their bio adult children had reported the abuse and nothing was done. Ugh.

Cunter Fartlett
02-25-2011, 03:19 PM
Yeah, in NM it's not quite 400.00 a month. I don't even think you get anything in Texas (? I adopted through NM. I've heard Texas gives you free health care for the child until they are 21 though, which I'd much rather have than a small subsidy).

Cairn
02-25-2011, 04:13 PM
I honestly believe that families that include adopted children, especially toddler aged and above should have a mandatory (minimum) year of family counseling. There are so many issues that are unique to the situation, extended support for the whole family during the adjustment phase seems like a no brainer. Hopefully, it would also make the evil/crazy easier to catch more quickly, too.

From my neck of the woods:


NORTH TONAWANDA, N.Y. — Authorities have charged a western New York woman with drunk driving after police say her 9-year-old daughter wrote a note pleading for help from passing motorists.

Police in North Tonawanda say 38-year-old Bonnie Will of Tonawanda was intoxicated while driving her daughter and two other children, ages 8 and 12, when she suddenly stopped her car on a busy road Tuesday.

Police say her daughter wrote the words "please help us" on a piece of paper and held it up to a window in the car. Officials say a motorist stopped, saw the note and called police.

Will was charged with driving while intoxicated, driving drunk with children in her vehicle and child endangerment.

It wasn't known if she had a lawyer. Police officials weren't immediately available Friday for comment.
link (http://online.wsj.com/article/APba408e7d3e6f4005946bac15c3f5bfa7.html)


I am so proud of this little girl. What bravery.

Lágnætti
02-25-2011, 06:48 PM
Furthermore, they got $1500.00 a month per child?!?!?!?! What kind of racket is that? Maybe WI should cut that shit out of their budget. That might help a bit, you think? Fucking idiots.

Seems to me payments like the above would likely - without the most stringent checks - attract the most worthless shit of the earth to try to foster or adopt with the idea that hey, it's 'free' money, beats working and so on. I always remember this US news story a few years back where some pair of wankers was found with about a dozen autistic and other disabled kids locked into dirty cages - some for YEARS - like livestock while the foster 'parents' drew the yummy foster benefit payments for them. Like Victorian baby farms, but much, much worse. A kiddie cash crop, so to speak.

ETA: I was looking for a link to the above news story, but unfortunately could only find second-hand references to it. I did, however, find yet another heartwarming tale of loving adoptive parents (http://www.news4jax.com/news/15598351/detail.html) - one of a 17 year-old adopted boy being kept in a cage and starved to the point of weighing 49lbs and suffering dwarfism and permanent mental development damage from his abuse.

JayPeaches
02-25-2011, 07:00 PM
Seriously. That is a significant amount of money. There are folks who work full-time jobs and don't bring home that much a month.

Robin Sparkles
03-10-2011, 04:57 PM
Mom arrested in newborn's decapitation (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42005999/ns/us_news-crime_and_courts)


A 25-year-old woman has been arrested for investigation of first-degree murder in the death of a baby boy born prematurely and found decapitated, Centralia police say.

Laura Lynn Hickey was arrested Wednesday after a weeklong investigation, which included a post-mortem examination of the baby by a forensic pathologist.

The pathologist concluded the 21-week baby was alive at birth but "suffered fatal injuries by decapitation," Officer John Panco said Wednesday night.

Police said the body was found March 2 under the kitchen sink in Hickey's trailer home.

Barbarella
03-10-2011, 04:58 PM
Jesus. What a monster.

SweetPea
03-10-2011, 05:01 PM
Police said the body was found March 2 under the kitchen sink in Hickey's trailer home.

What. The. Fuck.

toriMODE
03-10-2011, 05:25 PM
Sounds like a horror flick waiting to happen.

MTC
03-11-2011, 12:03 AM
Your boyfriend of 4 years has been previously arrested for sexual penetration with a minor in 2006, but gets off on a plea deal 2 years later. Tells you, "It was nothing babe. Just a teenager and some trumped up charges!" Should you be surprised when this happens or are you so far in denial you're blind?

Child brutally beaten to death, sexually abused. Godparent never notices anything. (http://www.koat.com/news/27140178/detail.html)

toriMODE
03-11-2011, 12:24 AM
What a creep!

Hannah.
03-11-2011, 12:32 AM
Your boyfriend of 4 years has been previously arrested for sexual penetration with a minor in 2006, but gets off on a plea deal 2 years later. Tells you, "It was nothing babe. Just a teenager and some trumped up charges!" Should you be surprised when this happens or are you so far in denial you're blind?

Child brutally beaten to death, sexually abused. Godparent never notices anything. (http://www.koat.com/news/27140178/detail.html)

The fucking fuck. The godmother's an idiot. That poor little girl.

Amie
03-11-2011, 03:27 AM
Deputies arrest parents after 3-year-old found along road (http://www.live5news.com/Global/story.asp?S=14193404)

I read about this last week. This was going on just a few miles away from where I live. Today I saw them in the grocery store like nothing happened. I mean, even crazy, evil pieces of shit gotta eat, but I think I'd at least slink off to somewhere where I might not be so easily recognized. Or order in! Jesus, I wouldn't be able to show my face. They lived in filth, thus giving their children no choice but to do the same, and basically kept them in a dog pen out back. Oh, but they put toys in it! Unbelievable. I know it has nothing to do with me, but I feel so damn guilty when I think of what these children were going through just a few miles away as I played with my child and put him to bed with a kiss and an "I love you." And so horrified when I think about how this, unfortunately, isn't the only case--just the only one that, thankfully, was discovered.

SrslyChris
03-13-2011, 12:57 AM
Your boyfriend of 4 years has been previously arrested for sexual penetration with a minor in 2006, but gets off on a plea deal 2 years later. Tells you, "It was nothing babe. Just a teenager and some trumped up charges!" Should you be surprised when this happens or are you so far in denial you're blind?

Child brutally beaten to death, sexually abused. Godparent never notices anything. (http://www.koat.com/news/27140178/detail.html)

I can't tell you how much that happened when I worked at Child Protective Services. These mothers believed every excuse in the book (I was framed, that was me in the past, I'm better now,blah blah blah) and then they would get so surprised when something would happen. They might even believe that the man committed the crime but believe that he would never do it to their child. Giving their child access to a registered sex offender gets them in trouble and it also tends to be against the probation/parole of the offender. Terrible stuff.

Lathan
03-15-2011, 12:05 PM
UK's Youngest Alcoholic (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/14/threeyearold-diagnosed-as_n_835571.html)


A three-year-old British child is thought to be England's youngest-ever alcoholic after being recently treated for addiction at a West Midlands hospital.

As the AFP is reporting, the youngster was one of 13 people under the age of 12 who have been diagnosed by the state-run National Health Service (NHS) in central England between 2008 and 2010.

Health officials have since declined to give details on the toddler's identity or condition due to patient confidentiality rules. "We treat alcohol abuse very seriously, and have specialist teams and experts on hand who are there to treat young patients with alcohol-related problems," a spokeswoman said.

The unfortunate news came on the same day that leading health groups allegedly slammed a government initiative aimed at cracking down on binge and underage drinking. As the Sun is reporting, an eight-year-old girl from Dundee had previously been identified as the U.K.'s youngest alcoholic after it was revealed she had been raiding her parents' drinks.

Still, the latest case came as a shock to authorities. Sarah Matthews, spokeswoman for the British Liver Trust, told the Telegraph: "This is an extreme case and definitely one of the youngest cases of alcoholism we have heard of. However, it does raise the issue of the accessibility of alcohol and how normal it has become. The power of cheap alcohol, availability and promotion makes it very difficult for people to consider their health when making decisions about if they drink and how much."

They don't mention the parents, so I'll only make this a runner up.

(Unless this is a game show over there? Is this part of the Euroblurryvision?)

Becka
03-15-2011, 02:21 PM
Batshit Insane Mother sues pre-school for ruining her 4 year old's chances at an Ivy League school (http://www.ottawasun.com/life/2011/03/14/17612976.html)


Imprescia said she heard the school's sales pitch and was hooked by the promise it would help Lucia on her E.R.B, a standardized test used for admission to the city's most competitive public and private kindergartens. But instead of prepping Lucia to nail the test by the time she was four, York Avenue "dumped" her with children as young as two who were learning about shapes and colors, the lawsuit said.

"Indeed, the school proved not to be a school at all, but just one big playroom," according to the lawsuit, which claims Imprescia was deceived and defrauded.
A toddler who takes the wrong first step could ultimately trip up his or her chances for acceptance into an Ivy League college and for earning a higher income, it said.

Lathan
03-15-2011, 03:30 PM
Eyeroll!

Doesn't she have a responsibility to research schools before entering into a relationship with them? Buyer beware?

Chalk
03-23-2011, 10:06 PM
I came across this gem today:

"Im injecting my eight-year-old with Botox and getting her body waxes so shell be a superstar"
http://img.thesun.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01277/SNF23BOTOX1-380t_1277490a.jpg


Once every three months, Britney climbs on a beautician's table and watches as mum Kerry prepares needles of Botox and fillers to be injected into her face.

Beautician Kerry, 34, from Birmingham, buys the substances online and injects them into her daughter's forehead, lips and around her eyes.

The beauty-pageant obsessed single mum also takes her to have her body waxed, in a bizarre bid to stop her growing hair when she eventually hits puberty.

Kerry says these shocking and potentially dangerous treatments will guarantee Britney becomes famous as a teenager.

She says: "What I am doing for Britney now will help her become a star.

"I know one day she will be a model, actress or singer, and having these treatments now will ensure she stays looking younger and baby-faced for longer.

"I'm sure people reading this will think I am being irresponsible, but I ensure that I test the Botox and fillers I buy online on myself first.

"All I want is for Britney to have the best start in life, so it is easier for her to become a superstar.
"More mothers should do it for their daughters."
[...]

Britney says: "My friends think it's cool I have all the treatments and they want to be like me. I check every night for wrinkles, when I see some I want more injections.

"They used to hurt, but now I don't cry that much.

"I also want a boob and nose job soon, so that I can be a star."

There's more to read here... (http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/woman/3485305/I-give-my-girl-8-Botox-for-pageant.html)

:m

Morrison
03-23-2011, 10:11 PM
Tell me that "Mother" is in Jail now.Or dead.

Kala
03-23-2011, 10:19 PM
"She also has her virgin wax monthly, which gets rid of her fluffy leg hair and makes sure she wont develop pubic hair in the future."

Great. What's next. Foot binding?

Hannah.
03-23-2011, 10:28 PM
That's so GROSS! That woman should be institutionalized. Wrinkles? On an 8-YEAR-OLD?

Cairn
03-23-2011, 10:49 PM
That is fucking sadistic. And terrifyingly (at least the body waxing bit for preteens bit) is becoming a trend.

Cairn
03-23-2011, 11:03 PM
I just read the whole article. Ugh. They call it her "virgin wax." Puke.

Can't get pierced or tattooed until you're 18, but hey, this sick shit, it's normal, a good thing, something every responsible caring mother should make happen. I'm so grossed out today.

SweetPea
03-23-2011, 11:52 PM
There is some speculation on whether or not this story is true. When I was reading the story on gawker.com today there were some people saying that the photos provided looked staged?

(I hope this is fake... because it's sick)

MTC
03-24-2011, 04:09 AM
If it's true, the doctor and beauticians need to be fired, jailed - something - for doing this.

toriwannabe
03-24-2011, 11:08 AM
I was going to post this one too. Maybe it is a joke, with quotes like this gem from the mother: "I'd rather she be perfect and have a little frozen face,".

Barbarella
03-24-2011, 03:10 PM
That CAN NOT be real. Can it?

Cairn
03-24-2011, 03:12 PM
I've come across so many similar stories in the last few years, I believe every word. :(

Chalk
03-24-2011, 03:58 PM
If it's true, the doctor and beauticians need to be fired, jailed - something - for doing this.

The mother is the beautician. She buys the stuff and injects it in her daughter's face. ugh. But no worries! She tries it on herself first, so you know, it's perfectly safe.:rolleyes:

Cairn
03-24-2011, 04:06 PM
Aside from an occasional headache, and oh, yes, lifelong freakin' body image issues and self loathing.

MTC
03-24-2011, 08:32 PM
The mother is the beautician. She buys the stuff and injects it in her daughter's face. ugh. But no worries! She tries it on herself first, so you know, it's perfectly safe.:rolleyes:

*shudder*

Lágnætti
03-24-2011, 09:03 PM
I think the mother's issues have issues. It says the kid's father died recently aged 83. EIGHTY FUCKING THREE. Can we say 'mummy is a gold digger'? I think we can. Also? Mummy is seriously deluded if she thinks that kid will make a living based on her looks as opposed to any actual skill or talent. She's a perfectly ordinary-looking little girl, not a strikingly cute one, but whatever, she's going to be a nasty-looking sideshow freak by 20 if she keeps injecting shit into her. Hey, maybe she's planning on exhibiting her behind a curtain?

Hopefully the kid will reach puberty, rebel, punch mummy in the face and go become an anarchist with dirty dreads and bad facial tats or something else likely to cause heart attacks. or more likely, she'll just end up in cheap porn like all the other pointless wannbes with boob jobs and no dignity (her mother has aleady surgically removed that by talking about her pube waxes to the world). I'm sure there's already a queue forming as it is. All that talk of virgin waxes and making sure little girls never grow pubic hair must give certain sections of the perve population quite the boner.

Kari
03-24-2011, 09:14 PM
That is so fucking horrifying that I lack words. Waxing a child's pubic region? Isn't that some sort of abuse? It has to be, right?!?!

Hannah.
03-24-2011, 09:16 PM
^ I know. There's no hair down there so it must rip off some skin in the process.

"I want a boob job soon"? How does she know she'll need a boob job WHEN HER BODY HASN'T EVEN DEVELOPED YET?

Adam
03-28-2011, 05:16 AM
It can't be real. I mean, who could even imagine doing something like that to anything? Could you imagine the outrage if it became trendy to somehow, by painful means, alter your dog's appearance? And it's her daughter? WTF X INFINITY. Seriously. My brain just turned to mush. I can't believe this.

Partisan
03-28-2011, 09:59 AM
Poor kid. The botox is just going to look ridiculous. It's pretty obvious that little girl is in serious need of lip injections and a brow lift too, at least.

Lágnætti
03-31-2011, 07:20 PM
And now for something completely different - White Whine (http://whitewhine.com/post/3963514538), featuring only the best in first world problems.

http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_li2hssp7zU1qz5tgbo1_500.jpg

I bet those daycare workers nearly shat themselves with mirth when they read that one and now have a special nickname for Mrs. Only The Best For My Daughter.

I'm with the commenter who suggests she bother looking after the kid herself if she's so invested in what label is attached to which brand of cookies.

Autumn
03-31-2011, 09:56 PM
"Name brand cookies make you a better person. Never settle for less."
--Deepak Chopra

Robin Sparkles
04-06-2011, 04:47 PM
Aw, teaching him the family business! How nice.

http://www.wlky.com/r/27446369/detail.html?sms_ss=facebook&at_xt=4d9c0506ad3f0821%2C0


Harris said she was surprised to see an unfamiliar gold Cadillac in her driveway when she got home Tuesday shortly before noon.

Harris said, "I went and peeked my head in the privacy fence and I seen my flat screen and a box with my kids' belongings -- their games and movies -- was sitting out on my back porch. At that point right there, I knew that my house was getting broke into."

Even more shocking, was who had broken in.

"I saw a guy walk out with a little son, holding his hand," Harris said. "He walked up to my car and was like, 'Ma'am, I have the wrong address. A guy owes me money and I thought this was his, all your stuff is on your back porch.'"

At that point, Harris said her stuff was not her first concern.

"My first initial reaction to him was not about my items. It was, 'What are you doing breaking into someone's home with a child,'" Harris said.

JayPeaches
04-07-2011, 08:11 PM
Christ almighty! I don't know if the person who abandoned the child was the parent, but still...ugh.

Child Abandoned After Wreck (http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2011-04-06/child-abandoned-after-augusta-wreck-police-say?v=1302153151)


Augusta authorities were searching Wednesday for the man witnesses said abandoned a child and fled the scene after a vehicle wreck on First Avenue that ruptured a gas line.

Richmond County Sheriff's Capt. Scott Gay said the driver crashed the vehicle into a building on the corner of the 1900 block of First Avenue around 3:16 p.m.

However, when authorities arrived at the scene, the driver was gone but a young child was left inside the vehicle, police said.

Crews were on the scene working to repair the damaged gas line, Gay said.

Lathan
04-15-2011, 12:51 AM
Boy Escapes as Mom Drives Into River, Killing Three Children (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703730104576260732460569942.html?mod=ITP_newyork_0)


A 10-year-old boy opened a power window and slipped out of the minivan his mother drove into the Hudson River, escaping before the vehicle sank and she and his three younger siblings drowned in the murky waters.

After interviewing family, friends and neighbors, authorities in Newburgh, N.Y., were left guessing Wednesday about what led 25-year-old Lashanda Armstrong, who was known as a dedicated mother, to drive down a boat ramp the evening before.

Good for the boy, but :( all around.

MTC
04-15-2011, 01:13 AM
http://www.koat.com/video/27550784/detail.html

Yet another case of abuse that leaves me breathlessly angry. What the video doesn't include are the numerous cigarette burns on his hands reported on another station. Are some women so desperate for men in their lives that they turn a blind eye to their children's suffering? Well I guess so.

Robin Sparkles
04-16-2011, 01:47 PM
http://www.aolnews.com/2011/04/15/jona-bronson-surprised-to-hear-2-sons-kept-caged/ (http://www.aolnews.com/2011/04/15/jona-br

onson-surprised-to-hear-2-sons-kept-caged/)


PORTLAND, Ore. - An Oregon mother said Thursday she was shocked to learn that the father of her two autistic sons has been accused of mistreating the boys by locking them in a darkened room.

Jona Bronson of Tillamook said she'll try to regain custody of the boys she left with John Eckhart, who was arrested along with his current girlfriend on charges of unlawful imprisonment and mistreatment.

Police said the boys - ages 5 and 7 - were found Tuesday in a Vancouver, Wash., apartment in a room whose door had been replaced by a makeshift, slatted barrier.

When Officer Missy Skeeter showed up, one of the boys stuck a hand between the slats, police said.

"What am I supposed to do? Let them run around the house?" a police report quoted Eckhart as saying. "...They're autistic."

He and Alayna Higdon, 26, appeared in court Wednesday and are due back in late April. Lawyers for the two have not commented.

A police report quoted by The Oregonian newspaper said the boys were in diapers, smelling of urine, and they could only moan, not talk. They appeared to share a mattress in a room with one window covered by a gate and a blanket, it said. The rest of the apartment was cluttered and dirty, with little food.

Law enforcement officers notified child welfare workers in February that the family in the apartment was "overwhelmed," Department of Social and Health Services spokeswoman Sherry Hill said Thursday. But during a follow-up contact, the family declined an offer of services.

There were no details about what led to the conclusion the family was overwhelmed and what services were offered.

Vancouver Police spokeswoman Kim Kapp said she couldn't immediately find a report from February about the family. The Clark County sheriff's department didn't return a call.

Bronson said Thursday she left Eckhart - they hadn't married - because he was controlling and had a drug problem, but she gave up the children because she didn't want to disrupt their schooling and routines.

"If I had known, I would have taken the boys," she said. "I felt at the time I was doing what was in their best interest."

After giving up custody, Bronson moved in with her parents and got a job in Tillamook. Since then, she's gotten married and has a 16-month-old son.

Bronson said she saw the boys Sunday for the first time in a year but got no hint of mistreatment.

"Their hair was dirty, that's all," she said.

Washington state officials said a maintenance worker at the complex provided information that led a caseworker to visit the apartment on Monday evening, but even through there were sounds from the apartment, nobody came to the door.

Skeeter and other officers arrived the next day on what's described as a welfare check.

Police said two other boys were in the apartment - one a 9-year-old son of Higdon and the other an 11-month-old son of Eckhart and Higdon. All four were placed in foster care, and a juvenile judge will eventually decide their custody, Hill said.

Privacy laws prevented disclosure of other details. Bronson said she hadn't gotten a report Thursday on the condition of her sons.

Cairn
04-16-2011, 02:32 PM
Fuck fuck fuck fuck!

That just made me break out in tears. Especially this bit "What am I supposed to do? Let them run around the house?" a police report quoted Eckhart as saying. "...They're autistic." WHAT??? WHATWHAT?????

Robin Sparkles
04-16-2011, 03:43 PM
That part stuck out to me the most, too. Exactly, they're autistic - they're not wild animals. They are children with special needs, and those needs do not include dark rooms with locked doors.

Cunter Fartlett
04-18-2011, 04:17 PM
You might not want to read this. In my neck of the woods, not many details but what they do have is horrific:

http://everythinglubbock.com/fulltext/?nxd_id=76557


We've learned that Gabriel Armandariz, 28, called Young County Police just before 7:00 Wednesday evening and admitted to killing his two young sons, 6-month-old Luke and 2-year-old Gatlin.

Court documents released Friday also reveal Armandariz sent text messages on Wednesday afternoon to his estranged wife, who lives in Sudan, showing their youngest son dead and hanging by his neck.

Maeby
04-18-2011, 07:41 PM
What a piece of shit. My guess is he killed the kids to get back at his wife.

SweetPea
05-04-2011, 11:15 PM
http://gawker.com/#!5798668/dont-cook-your-kids-noodles-in-the-pcp+cooking-pot


Hope Brodie, 26, spent last Sunday cooking up a batch of PCP in a noodle pot in her New Haven, Connecticut apartment. She didn't bother to wash the pot very well. The next day, a relative used that same pot to cook a batch of noodles. These noodles were fed to Hope Brodie's five year-old daughter

Wow... gives a whole new meaning to 'wet noodle'

Lágnætti
05-09-2011, 05:58 PM
Well, look at this pair of winners (http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/2011/05/04/2011-05-04_virginia_girl_found_eating_herself_in_cage_in_mobile_home_parents_brian_and_shan.html?r=news).

One kid in a cage, eating her own skin. Another buried in the backyard. Another rescued from filthpit.

Corey Haim
05-09-2011, 06:04 PM
^ omg. what the fuck!

Em
05-09-2011, 06:19 PM
"He was really a nice guy," Brian Gore's ex-girlfriend, Sandy, told WTKR 3 News in Norfolk. "He went to church and everything."

*facepalm*

[angry] x infinity.

Cairn
05-09-2011, 10:03 PM
:( :( :(

MTC
05-10-2011, 09:06 PM
This is not a 'southerners are inbred' joke. I begin with that because the two of them look awfully similar to each other. One child dead, another caged and never mentioned again etc. Evil to be sure, but they have the same mouth shape, eyes, chin etc.

Robin Sparkles
05-10-2011, 09:43 PM
I thought the exact same thing - they look eerily similar to not be related.

Barbarella
05-13-2011, 04:54 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auzvSkIk7xg&feature=player_embedded

JayPeaches
05-13-2011, 05:19 PM
That girl is FUCKED! She will never learn how to love herself from within. Ugh.

entropy
05-13-2011, 05:23 PM
Well, look at this pair of winners (http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/2011/05/04/2011-05-04_virginia_girl_found_eating_herself_in_cage_in_mobile_home_parents_brian_and_shan.html?r=news).

One kid in a cage, eating her own skin. Another buried in the backyard. Another rescued from filthpit.

I had avoid reading/watching this story for quite some time. I am from the Hampton Roads area and this story started showing up on facebook pages of local friends about a month ago. I do NOT understand how shit like this happens! How can someone keep a kid in a cage? I can comprehend a mother killing her kids more than just kicking back and watching them suffer.

entropy
05-13-2011, 05:25 PM
That girl is FUCKED! She will never learn how to love herself from within. Ugh.

I wanna slap that Mother!!!

entropy
05-14-2011, 10:57 PM
http://www.indystar.com/article/20110510/NEWS02/105100382/Gary-pair-charged-caged-boy-s-death?odyssey=obinsite

Another kid in a cage. This time 13. Sister had to help with his burial. Father sprinkled the kid with lime so he would discompose faster and placed a bible on his chest. Freaking-A. What is wrong with people?!

Cairn
05-14-2011, 11:09 PM
I don't even have the words to express what happens in my heart every time I read or hear about any of these sorts of stories. I never fail to be amazed we are as fucked up as we are. I just do not understand how one human being looks at another human being and feels no empathy at all as they choose to torture.

Barbarella
05-17-2011, 03:21 PM
http://thedailywh.at/2011/05/16/follow-up-of-the-day-botox-mom-loses-kid/



Follow Up of the Day: Shortly after Good Morning America aired a feature on Kerry Campbell — the beauty pageant mom who unapologetically injects her daughter with botox — child services came knocking.

Now, ABC News is reporting, 8-year-old Britney has been taken from her mother and placed in the custody of the San Francisco Human Services Agency.

While details remain scarce, a source told ABC News that Britney is doing well and that the investigation is ongoing.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-f_-DZLGCt0&feature=player_embedded

Jezebelle
05-17-2011, 03:26 PM
Okay - putting botox in your kid's face is bad. BAD BAD BAD.

But I can't help but be frustrated that her daughter gets taken away when all the other kids discussed in previous posts somehow escaped the attention of social workers? Or if they had their attention - they weren't removed? and then they died horrible, lonely, terrible deaths.

The botox mom obviously has questionable judgment in what she's teaching her daughter, but at least she isn't keeping her in a dog cage.

iamstilljamiepoo
05-17-2011, 04:01 PM
^
That's a slippery slope, there. I realize that the cage thing is horrific. But to suggest that some forms of abuse are "worse" than others is kind of ridiculous. You could say that about anything. "Well, my father sexually abused me, by hey, at least he didn't keep me in a cage!"

Also, it is incredibly sad that the cage abuse wasn't caught. The suffering endured is horrific. I can't really put words to it. That said, the parents in that scenario didn't go on GMA and basically flaunt their abusive behaviors. Abuse is abuse and I do think the botox thing is abusive.

Jezebelle
05-17-2011, 09:29 PM
Yes, of course. My complaint was more to whatever Department of Children and Families overlooked the other cases and managed to pull this child from the house. Don't get me wrong - I'm glad they did. I just get depressed that so many other children aren't as lucky.

Cairn
05-18-2011, 10:25 AM
You are not alone.

JayPeaches
05-19-2011, 04:35 PM
So Botox Mom really isn't a Botox Mom! (http://www.thesuperficial.com/botox-mom-kerry-campbell-actress-good-morning-america-scam-05-2011) (She still sucks, though).



Botox Mom Was an Actress Paid to Pretend She Gave Her Kid Botox

TMZ has obtained a sworn declaration written by Sheena Upton, who claims she was recently approached by the British tabloid, The Sun, and asked “to play the role of Kerry Campbell” for a story called “I Give My 8-Year-Old Daughter Botox.”

Upton now confesses The Sun paid her $200 adding, “I was provided with the story, instructions and a script to follow for a recorded interview.”

After the story ran in The Sun, Upton says she was approached by “Good Morning America” and “Inside Edition” and claims she was offered “a large fee” to appear on camera. She went on both shows and re-told her story.

After the interview, child welfare officials took Upton’s daughter away.

Upton now admits in her declaration, “The truth is I have never given my daughter Botox, nor allowed her to get any type of waxing, nor is she a beauty pageant contestant.”

Upton says professionals agree with her declaration, because on May 17, she took her daughter to the UCLA Medical Center and says, “After my daughter received a full medical exam, the results indicated that she has not ever received treatments including Botox or other such injections.”

Cairn
05-19-2011, 04:42 PM
I don't even know what to say. That is bizarre and pretty disgusting in it's own right. You're right. She still sucks.

Barbarella
05-19-2011, 04:44 PM
Wow, hope it was worth all the trauma you caused your kid, fucking twit!

Kari
05-19-2011, 04:44 PM
Wow. So, is it better that she's a lying, famewhorey stage mom who would pretend to be a sociopath who injects toxins into her child's face rather than ACTUALLY a sociopath who injects toxins into her child's face?

SweetPea
05-19-2011, 05:02 PM
http://jezebel.com/5803443/toddler-found-wandering-alone-with-marijuana-pipe--cigarettes


This week a 19-month-old boy was found wandering through his neighborhood in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania with a pack of cigarettes in one hands and a pot pipe in the other, NBC Philadelphia reports. A neighbor fed him, changed his diaper, and called the police while another woman tried to find his parents. When the police arrived at the home of Bryan Schneider and Katherine Main-Schneider, they found another pipe in the driveway. Bryan said he'd been out partying, and both parents were sleeping when the boy got out. He's been placed with a grandparent, and the parents have been charged with drug-related crimes and endangering the welfare of a child.

Sweet Jeebus... [angry]

Lágnætti
05-19-2011, 05:05 PM
What kind of dumb bitch do you have to be to accept money - and not even a lot of money, just two hundred measley dollars - to shame yourself and your kid and risk social services intervention? I mean, seriously. I have no sympathy at all for the mother. Also, something still feels off. How did the Sun know her to approach her anyway? I'm sure they don't just troll up to people on the street and ask them to do these things.

Cairn
05-19-2011, 05:14 PM
http://jezebel.com/5803443/toddler-found-wandering-alone-with-marijuana-pipe--cigarettes



Sweet Jeebus... [angry]

WTF??


What kind of dumb bitch do you have to be to accept money - and not even a lot of money, just two hundred measley dollars - to shame yourself and your kid and risk social services intervention? I mean, seriously. I have no sympathy at all for the mother. Also, something still feels off. How did the Sun know her to approach her anyway? I'm sure they don't just troll up to people on the street and ask them to do these things.

Interesting point.

SweetPea
05-19-2011, 05:17 PM
Seriously. This shit is shady.

Lágnætti
05-19-2011, 05:55 PM
Oh, the Jezebel update suggests that this woman is obsessed with reality shows and wants to be a reality star. She's one of those types.

SMMY
05-19-2011, 06:07 PM
I was going to say she probably pitched the idea to them.

Corey Haim
06-05-2011, 10:00 PM
http://www.tmz.com/2011/06/05/whitney-purvis-16-and-pregnant-mom-april-michelle-arrested-drug-possession/


The mother of Whitney Purvis -- who was featured on the first season of "16 and Pregnant" -- was arrested early this morning for possession of marijuana and meth.

April Purvis, along with a man named Victor Clement, was busted by Floyd County Police in Georgia. According to the Rome News-Tribune, a traffic stop revealed less than an ounce of marijuana in the car ... and then, upon further inspection, methamphetamines were found in Purvis' purse.

Both were charged with a misdemeanor for the pot ... but Purvis was hit with a felony charge for the meth. The two are still in custody in Floyd County Jail.

Whitney was on the fifth episode of the show's first season. Her episode stood out because, as you can see above, her and her mom were pregnant at the same time.

Hypatia
06-06-2011, 12:50 AM
http://www.tmz.com/2011/06/05/whitney-purvis-16-and-pregnant-mom-april-michelle-arrested-drug-possession/

I wanna to bes like her when I grows up.

MTC
06-28-2011, 07:06 AM
Kept in a cage, beaten to death, DCS clueless (http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/lake/gary/article_b1fdc580-8a7d-50f4-b9a7-0503202d0f9f.html)


In documents released Friday, Christian wrote of how often he had to steal food or use the bathroom in his place of confinement. He said he would be let out to clean or vacuum but had to go back inside immediately afterward, DCS records state.

He wrote about other children playing outside while he was confined inside. If he asked for something to do, he was given paper and a pencil, DCS records state.

Some of Christian's writings were random, while others appeared to be assignments from his stepmother, Kimberly Kubina Choate.

Kubina Choate wrote topics on top of some of the pages including, "Why do you want to play with your peter? Why do you still want to see your mom? Why can't you let the past go? What does it mean to be part of a family?" DCS records state.



DCS spokeswoman Ann Houseworth said the state agency followed all Indiana laws and DCS policies and procedures in investigating the many allegations made against Christian's family.

"With regard to this case, DCS did everything it legally could to ensure the well-being of these children at the time of our interactions with the family," she said.


How many more of these stories are we going to hear?

Cairn
06-28-2011, 12:35 PM
State and local investigators now are trying to determine if and how the system failed to save him.

Oh. I see.

*insert vomit face here*

Jezebelle
06-28-2011, 12:48 PM
I know, right? Why not WHY the system failed him. *shakes head*

Jezebelle
06-28-2011, 12:49 PM
How many more of these stories are we going to hear?

Sadly, for everyone we DO hear about, there are likely another 10 that we DON'T hear about.

Lágnætti
06-28-2011, 01:01 PM
I was reading that article, thinking ok, clearly the kid was missing from school for at least a solid year, surely that should have prompted some truancy report or intervention? Then I clicked through the various articles to find that the 'parents' withdrew him from school for alleged 'homeschooling' after which nobody ever checked up on him again because in Indiana, homesschooling apparently means nobody ever has to think about that child's education or welfare ever again:


Christian enrolled in Iddings Elementary School, and was there from second grade to fourth grade. He was withdrawn in fourth grade, sometime in 2007, Lux said.

"We were told he was being withdrawn so that he could be home-schooled," Lux said Friday.

Lux said he could not answer other questions regarding Christian's school record because that information is protected by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.

Lux also said that once a parent or guardian reports he or she is going to home-school a student, there is no responsibility by the school district or the state to track the student.

Indiana Department of Education spokeswoman Lauren Auld reiterated there is no state oversight regarding home schooling.
http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/lake/gary/article_a70eb2cf-866e-5377-b951-db37022687d8.html

Fucking unbelievable. The total lack of regulation is like a third-world country. They may as well make adverts saying if you want to hide child abuse almost permanently, come to Indiana and 'homeschool'. Also, I will never understand how barely-educated adults can ever be allowed to be put soley in charge of a child's education even if they aren't abusive sadists packed eight-deep into a shit-filled trailer.

Cairn
06-28-2011, 01:19 PM
Wow. That is unbelievable. In New York homeschooling absolutely is monitored by the school districts. The child has to be able to pass certain standardized tests at points through the year, certain subject matter must be taught (though there is a lot of room for how that matter is implemented and supplemented) and there is an attempt to provide parental support as well. I can't understand a state that has no regulation at all. It makes zero sense.

Ryan
06-28-2011, 01:22 PM
My cousins were pulled from public school for a year to be home-schooled by their mother. If I'm not mistaken, they still had to pass a state test to make sure their education requirements were being met at home. This was several years ago, so I have no idea whether or not that's changed in Florida.

Banjee
06-28-2011, 01:26 PM
My cousins were pulled from public school for a year to be home-schooled by their mother. If I'm not mistaken, they still had to pass a state test to make sure their education requirements were being met at home. This was several years ago, so I have no idea whether or not that's changed in Florida.

Yup, it's still that way. Students that are home-schooled have to show up to their neighborhood school on the day the test is administered. They take the test inside a school facility alongside regular students AND their score is factored in for that particular school (when the school's grade is calculated)-- students here are tracked.

Jezebelle
06-28-2011, 01:34 PM
They don't have to do that in Georgia. I used to get steaming mad when we'd get a home schooled kid in. I remember one time, a very low functioning (diagnostically retarded) child showed up; having been homeschooled until 2nd grade. She walked into our cafeteria and said "the coloreds are sitting next to the white kids!" I mean I was FLOORED.

That's an extreme example, of course. But there is no monitoring in Georgia and no follow through to make sure these children are actually learning. So I guess "no child left behind" doesn't count if you're homeschooled.

Also, they keep cutting School Social Workers. And in Georgia, they are required to make sure kids are meeting attendance requirements. IMHO, they should also be required to make sure home school kids aren't in a cage somewhere.

ETA:
Christian was absent 28 days in the 2006-2007 school year, so his parents decided to withdraw him from Iddings Elementary School in Merrillville in March 2007. He was supposed to be home-schooled, but there’s little evidence that ever occurred.

Now THIS I've seen a dozen times. The school was probably about to take them to court for educational neglect when they withdrew him. Again, why this doesn't have to be followed up upon, is beyond me. Just another hole in the system.

entropy
06-28-2011, 04:32 PM
http://www.indystar.com/article/20110510/NEWS02/105100382/Gary-pair-charged-caged-boy-s-death?odyssey=obinsite

Another kid in a cage. This time 13. Sister had to help with his burial. Father sprinkled the kid with lime so he would discompose faster and placed a bible on his chest. Freaking-A. What is wrong with people?!

This is the same 13 year old boy, Christian. When the story first broke there were less details. This link no longer works. In the article posted by MTC, they state that there were up to 10 kids living in that trailer and sexual abuse, physical abuse had been reported. 10 kids!! I really hope those kids are getting the help they need. Supposedly, Christian was kept in a cage as punishment for molesting another child. Why wasn't he given access to professional help...he was probably also a victim of sexual abuse.

this story upsets me so much. WTF is wrong with people.

MTC
06-30-2011, 10:48 PM
A friend of mine posted this on FB. It sounded so far fetched that I actually took the time to make sure it was legit. I really wanted it to be a hoax. I'm not even going to post bits of the story. It's...sigh...

Mom kills her 3 month old, takes him shopping (http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/news/6209938-418/prosecutors-mom-killed-baby-then-took-him-shopping.html)

SweetPea
07-01-2011, 03:50 AM
I'm really not surprised but


Suleman, who was labeled with the moniker "Octomom" after she gave birth to octuplets in 2009, told the publication, "I hate the babies, they disgust me."

She went on, "My older six are animals, getting more and more out of control, because I have no time to properly discipline them."

http://marquee.blogs.cnn.com/2011/06/30/nadya-suleman-my-babies-disgust-me/

Maeby
07-01-2011, 04:01 AM
A friend of mine posted this on FB. It sounded so far fetched that I actually took the time to make sure it was legit. I really wanted it to be a hoax. I'm not even going to post bits of the story. It's...sigh...

Mom kills her 3 month old, takes him shopping (http://southtownstar.suntimes.com/news/6209938-418/prosecutors-mom-killed-baby-then-took-him-shopping.html)

Yeah, nothing shuts up a crying baby like a fist to the face. Fucking disgusting, moronic pig. While she's in jail for beating this baby, maybe we could spay her and the save the next baby from an early grave.

Girl Friday
07-01-2011, 04:36 AM
That is horrific.

Cunter Fartlett
07-01-2011, 04:49 AM
Oh my fucking god.

Cunter Fartlett
07-01-2011, 08:51 PM
Crazy story from my neck of the woods:

God tells man to choke his son and leave him in the middle of nowhere. High School coach and his son find the little four year old in the middle of the interstate, covered in cactus thorns. I'm so glad this boy was found and saved. I hugged my four year old son after I read this and damn near cried my eyes out.

http://lubbockonline.com/local-news/2011-06-30/sweetwater-coach-says-god-helped-him-save-angel

(For real though. God tells the dad to kill the son and expel him out of the vehicle, but God tells the coach to save him. WTF GOD? YOU CRAZY).

Cunter Fartlett
07-07-2011, 04:24 PM
Two little boys found dead in a car in Wisconsin; boyfriend of the mother arrested:

http://news.yahoo.com/brothers-3-4-found-dead-car-wisconsin-002109465.html

Lágnætti
07-21-2011, 06:37 PM
Another adoption horror story:

Adopted kids abused for ten years by doctor couple. ("http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-142371032)


Three children rescued from drug-addicted parents suffered a decade of abuse and neglect by two doctors who adopted them, a case review has found.

The systematic abuse at their home in Prestbury, Cheshire, was "predictable and preventable", the review said.

Jill Newcombe-Buley punched, slapped and smothered the children. Her husband Nicholas Newcombe ignored the abuse.

The local safeguarding children board has apologised to the children, who were originally from Stoke-on-Trent.

Some professionals were swayed by "perceptions and assumptions" about the couple's class, professional status, and academic qualifications, the serious case review said.

Had the appropriate actions been taken, the abuse may have been detected... much earlier

The review's authors said this led to a "flawed" adoption process undertaken by Stoke social services.

Research scientist Newcombe-Buley, 45, stamped on one child with a stiletto heel and hit one over the head with a dustbin lid.

She was jailed for four years last October, after admitting child cruelty charges.

Her 43-year-old husband, who pleaded guilty to neglect after he did not report his wife, was given a 12-month suspended sentence.

A report ordered by Cheshire East Local Safeguarding Children Board found there had been "many missed opportunities" to detect the abuse and the couple should never have been allowed to adopt the children - referred to as Child B, C and D.

Report author Chris Brabbs said: "The children went from being 'rescued' from the exposure to significant harm within their birth family only to end up being placed in another abusive situation where they were subjected to repeated and systematic physical abuse, emotional harm and neglect.

"The specific nature of the abuse, and the manner in which it was carried out, by adults who chose to adopt vulnerable children, is hard to comprehend."

The abuse had been entirely "predictable and preventable" at stages during the decade it was carried out, Mr Brabbs said.

"Had the appropriate actions been taken, the abuse may have been detected, and the children helped to disclose, much earlier," he continued.

"The review has identified the many missed opportunities to pick up on the indicators of abuse, or to investigate disclosures made by Child B in particular, but also by Child C."

Mr Brabbs said the adoption process in Stoke was "flawed" because a number of factors such as the couple having never lived together, questions about their commitment due to work pressures and their complete lack of experience around children.

Kari
07-22-2011, 02:56 PM
Mom gave her child beer, cocaine (http://www.ctpost.com/policereports/article/Cops-Mom-gave-her-children-beer-and-cocaine-1529179.php)


BRIDGEPORT -- A city woman was in custody after police said she forced her 4-year-old son to chug a bottle of beer and then gave her 10-month-old daughter beer and cocaine.

Juliette Dunn, 29, of Success Village, was charged with two counts of risk of injury to a child and two counts of second-degree assault and was being held in lieu of $100,000 bond. A female companion, 33-year-old Lisa Jefferson, was arrested on the same charges and also had a $100,000 bond.

According to police, officers were patrolling Success Village June 28 when they were waved down by a neighbor who complained that a mother was feeding her children beer on the playground.

Police said they spotted Dunn and Jefferson sitting at the playground, the young children on the ground next to them. As officers approached them, police said they spotted an empty 40-ounce bottle of Steel Reserve beer on the ground beside the boy. They said a baby bottle next to the baby contained a dark liquid that smelled strongly of an alcohol beverage. Dunn was identified as the children's mother.

Police said witnesses told them that Jefferson had handed the bottle of beer to the boy and ordered him to chug it. When he had finished it police said Jefferson called the boy an alcoholic.

Both children were taken to Bridgeport Hospital where police said both the boy and girl tested positive for alcohol and the 10-month-old also had cocaine in her system. While being examined, police said the 4-year-old told a social worker he likes, "Natural Ice beer, Budweiser beer, but didn't like the taste of Dog-Bite beer."

Police said Dunn told them Jefferson gives her son a bottle of beer everyday but she didn't know how her 10-month-old daughter tested positive for cocaine since she doesn't breast feed her.


The real crime here is the fact that she gave the kid Natty Ice. Gross. /joking

JayPeaches
07-22-2011, 02:59 PM
I can't even comprehend the purpose of this. Is she trying to kill her kids? Does she think they like beer?

toriMODE
07-22-2011, 05:44 PM
So she admits that there was cocaine in the situation, but because she didn't breast feed her then the baby must be snorting lines.

MTC
07-26-2011, 01:20 AM
Nobody got hurt, but holy crap!
Why use a car seat when you have a trunk? (http://www.kob.com/article/stories/S2212448.shtml?cat=0)

Frangipani
07-26-2011, 02:16 AM
[QUOTE=Kaborki;151289]Mom gave her child beer, cocaine (http://www.ctpost.com/policereports/article/Cops-Mom-gave-her-children-beer-and-cocaine-1529179.php)

omg fuck bridgeport. SO HARD. ( i gave birth to my baby in that ghetto ass ward. im thinking of forging him a new certificate to spare him the shame. john mayer is from there too! :c )

*shakes fist at the east coast, esp Fairfield county.

Kari
07-26-2011, 02:52 AM
[QUOTE=Kaborki;151289]Mom gave her child beer, cocaine (http://www.ctpost.com/policereports/article/Cops-Mom-gave-her-children-beer-and-cocaine-1529179.php)

omg fuck bridgeport. SO HARD. ( i gave birth to my baby in that ghetto ass ward. im thinking of forging him a new certificate to spare him the shame. john mayer is from there too! :c )

*shakes fist at the east coast, esp Fairfield county.

I posted that before!! And basically said the same thing.

I was born in St. V's, yo! Bpt born over here!

Robin Sparkles
07-26-2011, 02:20 PM
How about Principal of the Year (http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20110726/NEWS0104/307260057/West-Virginia-school-closed-after-meth-found-principal-s-office-halls-air-ducts?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Home)?


CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A West Virginia public vocational school has been shut down after traces of methamphetamine were found throughout the building following an investigation of the principal and a teacher.

State Police Sgt. Andy Perdue said Monday technicians found traces of the drug in the ducts, principal’s office, hallways and bathrooms of the Boone County Career and Technical Center.

A school district official says it’s unclear when the school will reopen.

Teacher Jack Turley faces charges of manufacturing meth and procuring Sudafed for the manufacture of meth. Principal Keith Phipps faces charges of purchasing over the legal limit of Sudafed. Perdue says Phipps could face additional charges. Their attorneys didn’t immediately return calls seeking comment.

The school caters to students and adults seeking training in welding, air-conditioner maintenance and other trades.

Frangipani
07-26-2011, 04:58 PM
[QUOTE=Frangipani;153392]

I posted that before!! And basically said the same thing.

I was born in St. V's, yo! Bpt born over here!

St. V represent! It actually wasnt a bad hospital at all. I just hate Bport. Once I wasnt looking my best, dropping my guy off at the train and I was complaining about not being pretty that day, and my guy is like "oh honey, youre fine. Youre the prettiest girl in bridgeport." (and he meant it like he was trying to be nice) Its been an ongoing joke of ours since then.

Kari
07-26-2011, 05:44 PM
St. V represent! It actually wasnt a bad hospital at all. I just hate Bport. Once I wasnt looking my best, dropping my guy off at the train and I was complaining about not being pretty that day, and my guy is like "oh honey, youre fine. Youre the prettiest girl in bridgeport." (and he meant it like he was trying to be nice) Its been an ongoing joke of ours since then.

Bridgeport is mostly a shithole. My mom lives there, but she is RIGHT on the Trumbull border (she could walk to the trumbull mall) so its not so bad, but the rest of it is definitely unsavory. A friend of mine got jumped in Beardsley Park trying to buy pot when we were teenagers. Idiot.

;l @ "you're the prettiest girl in bridgeport". ;l THAT ISN'T HARD.

Frangipani
07-26-2011, 06:02 PM
Considering how we felt like such trolls in Manhattan, it was nice to be good looking somewhere...i spose.

You know i totally wouldve rented on the Trumbull/ Bport border. All the people our age were buying their first homes in that area, and Monroe too. That Trumbull Mall was my only entertainment when I had my newborn. I was DYYYYYING out there.

Barbarella
07-27-2011, 02:18 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6rv8Zw2UE8&feature=player_embedded

26-year-old Aimee Rachlin (aka Dumb Bitch #1) of Huntington, New York was arrested on Friday for leaving her baby in a giant unlocked oven while she shopped for 15 minutes inside of an air conditioned K-Mart. The cops were called, because everybody knows you don't leave a baby baking in a car. You chain their ankle to the rim and give them an ice cube! Well, Aimee didn't do this, so she was taken in for child endangerment.

News reporter Christine Insinga (aka Dumb Bitch #2) was sent to the baby broiler's mother's house, where she's currently living, and knocked on the door. Christine was greeted by an unknown woman (aka Dumb Bitch #3) who said "hello" by giving her a face full of tap water and then turning the hose on her when she refused to leave.

http://www.dlisted.com/2011/07/26/dumb-bitches-day

Canoodlefish
08-06-2011, 06:15 PM
Son bought laptop with your credit card without paying you back? No worries, send him a hitman as "You're welcome"!
(http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/World/Story/STIStory_699276.html)


MOSCOW - A MOSCOW woman hired a hitman to kill her 21-year-old son because he refused to pay back a loan for a new computer, investigators said on Wednesday.

The woman, 47, and her son quarrelled after he took out a loan in her name to buy a notebook computer and neglected to pay her back, the Investigative Committee said in a statement.

She approached an acquaintance and offered him more than 12,000 euros (S$20,807) to kill her son.

But he secretly reported the request to police and the woman was arrested as she handed over the final payment.

The woman had taken out another bank loan to pay the hitman, investigators added.

Chalk
08-06-2011, 06:32 PM
So, it's a good idea to pay a hitman probably ten times more than that laptop costs rather than ... I don't know... take the laptop? O.k.

Lágnætti
08-06-2011, 06:44 PM
Wouldn't it be cheaper to just buy a gun and shoot him yourself?

Banjee
08-10-2011, 12:27 PM
"My neighbor gave my 3-year old a toy dinosaur (http://community.babycenter.com/post/a2517575/my_neighbor_gave_my_8-year-old_toy_dinosaurs)
I am a little shocked. She says she is a Christian, but the Bible doesn't say anything about dinosaurs. Should I let him keep them, as long as he understands that dinosaurs aren't real? Even the PBS shows that he watches talk about dinosaurs and evolution, and how the scientists found these "bones" but the Bible doesn't say that God ever created them, and the earth is only 6,000 years old, not old enough to have "bones" that they say are MILLIONS of years old! I know that Satan tries to trick us in many ways, and this is one way that he tries to fool man into believing that there isn't a God who created the universe. How can they be bones when they are made out of ROCKS? I told my son that dinosaurs are one of Satan's many ways of tricking man, and he must talk to God before he plays with them. Am I handling this right? My first 3 were all girls, and I adopted boys, and lots of mothers tell me that boys are often attracted to these dinosaurs. So I don't know what to do. Is this just harmless fantasy play for him, or should I be worried that he may go on to believe in things like evolution?"



WOW!

Cunter Fartlett
08-10-2011, 01:56 PM
Oh mah gah. That poor kid.

Cairn
08-10-2011, 04:33 PM
*Boggles*

Pupate
08-10-2011, 05:42 PM
"My neighbor gave my 3-year old a toy dinosaur (http://community.babycenter.com/post/a2517575/my_neighbor_gave_my_8-year-old_toy_dinosaurs)
I am a little shocked. She says she is a Christian, but the Bible doesn't say anything about dinosaurs. Should I let him keep them, as long as he understands that dinosaurs aren't real? Even the PBS shows that he watches talk about dinosaurs and evolution, and how the scientists found these "bones" but the Bible doesn't say that God ever created them, and the earth is only 6,000 years old, not old enough to have "bones" that they say are MILLIONS of years old! I know that Satan tries to trick us in many ways, and this is one way that he tries to fool man into believing that there isn't a God who created the universe. How can they be bones when they are made out of ROCKS? I told my son that dinosaurs are one of Satan's many ways of tricking man, and he must talk to God before he plays with them. Am I handling this right? My first 3 were all girls, and I adopted boys, and lots of mothers tell me that boys are often attracted to these dinosaurs. So I don't know what to do. Is this just harmless fantasy play for him, or should I be worried that he may go on to believe in things like evolution?"



WOW!

My friend's mother didn't let her watch CatDog on Nickelodeon as a child, because it was "ungodly"

Robin Sparkles
08-11-2011, 04:40 PM
3-year-old tested positive for cocaine (http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/08/11/national/main20091146.shtml)


A suburban Pittsburgh woman is facing charges after police say her 3-year-old son tested positive for cocaine.

Swissvale police say the boy's foster parents planned to pick him up at Kathryn Forrest's home last week but got no response when they tried to reach her.

Police say they found Forrest naked and unresponsive inside her filthy apartment and removed the preschooler. They say tests later showed the child had cocaine in his system.

Authorities say the boy's stuffed animals were infested with fleas and his body was covered in bug bites.

Investigators say they took the 32-year-old Forrest into custody after she failed to appear for a preliminary hearing on Wednesday. It was not clear if she had an attorney.

Forrest faces child endangerment and drug charges.

beanstew
08-31-2011, 04:44 PM
D'oh wrong window. Post for totally different forum removed. :o

SweetPea
08-31-2011, 09:23 PM
Dad throws kid overboard and then explains that "Yeah, I was trying to kill him.
http://gawker.com/5836206/boat-dad-on-throwing-kid-overboard-yes-i-was-trying-to-kill-him


Throwing your annoying kid off a barge isn't funny. Explaining why you threw your kid off a barge, however, is a great opportunity for jokes! Here is Sloan Briles, the Californian charged with felony child endangerment after throwing his 7-year-old off a sightseeing boat, explaining himself to a local news station.


"Yeah, I was trying to kill my son," Briles quips with perhaps ill-conceived sarcasm. Would you throw the kid overboard again, if sober? "Absolutely!" But the child was crying and had all his clothes on? "What, do you want me to strip his clothes off?"

Lágnætti
08-31-2011, 10:09 PM
Guys, is this rill? http://twitter.com/#!/CourtneyStodden

Kari
08-31-2011, 10:12 PM
Guys, is this rill? http://twitter.com/#!/CourtneyStodden

It's REALLY RILL!

this is one trainwreck I can't look away from, and I feel SUPER GUILTY about it.

this is just...yeah...


Ooh, had a provocative evening last night in Hollywood. Awoke to yet another morning of sexual daylight desire. Mmm, today is gonna be hot!

Pupate
08-31-2011, 10:31 PM
Ugh, it's like really awful erotic literature; all I want to do is simultaneously laugh and cringe. I actually just got a Twitter so I could follow her and PeanutFreeMom. That's embarrassing.

beanstew
08-31-2011, 10:32 PM
The Family Guy where Peter writes an erotic fiction is on RIGHT NOW! :D

Ryan
08-31-2011, 10:42 PM
The Family Guy where Peter writes an erotic fiction is on RIGHT NOW! :D

They should get Betty White to read those tweets. ;l

SweetPea
08-31-2011, 10:45 PM
Guys, is this rill? http://twitter.com/#!/CourtneyStodden


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXLn-UMCCEg

Crazy Don
09-01-2011, 01:25 AM
To wit…


Nitro man charged in beating of infant son

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A Kanawha County man was charged with child abuse Wednesday after allegedly beating his son, who is less than 2 months old.

An apologetic Ian Kessinger, 30, of Nitro said stress and drugs led him to hurt his son Benjamin on three separate occassions. The boy was born Dec. 20.

"It's the worst thing I've ever done," Kessinger said on his way to arraignment in Kanawha County Magistrate Court. "If I could take it back, I'd take it back in a heartbeat."

According to a criminal complaint on file in magistrate court, officers went to Women and Children's Hospital on Tuesday after doctors discovered that the boy had a fractured skull, a broken collarbone and a broken wrist.

Lt. Sean Crosier of the Kanawha County Sheriff's Department said doctors at a regular checkup last week were worried because the boy's head looked like it might be swollen. They ordered further tests, where the alleged abuse was discovered.

"We believe there are several different injuries that occurred over a period of time," Crosier said. The boy remained in CAMC Women and Children's Hospital on Wednesday with possibly life-threatening injuries, police said.

Crosier said Kessinger and the boy's mother are not married, but have been together for years. The couple also has a 2-year-old daughter.

Kessinger said Wednesday he has never hurt the little girl.

Crosier said officers from the Nitro Police Department and Kanawha Bureau of Investigation handled the case. The investigation continues, but Crosier said officials don't expect further charges.

"We don't have any reason to believe mom knew about it," Crosier said.

At his arraignment, Kessinger told Magistrate Joe Shelton he didn't have a job or a car. He said he pays utilities of about $200, and could not afford a lawyer.

Shelton said an attorney would be appointed to represent Kessinger.

Kessinger was charged with child abuse resulting in injury, a felony. He faces two to 10 years in prison if convicted. He was sent to the South Central Regional Jail in lieu of $75,000 cash bond. His preliminary hearing will be at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 17

Before his arraignment, Kessinger said he hoped his son recovers from his injuries.



And this man was high on drugs when he hurt his little boy!

It just so happens that the man was sentenced to 15 years for the crime


Man Accused Of Beating Infant Son Sentenced

Reported by: Send eMail Martin Hicks
Web Producer: Mamie Buoy
Reported: Aug. 31, 2011 6:26 PM EDT

Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia

A man charged with child abuse for severely shaking and injuring his baby has been sentenced.

Ian Kessinger will spend up to 15 years in prison.

Kessinger admitted to hurting his six week old son, Benjamin, and blaming the tragedy on his drug problem.

Police arrested Kessinger back in February after doctors at Women's and Children's Hospital discovered the baby boy had a fractured skull, a broken collar bone, a broken wrist and internal bleeding.

Kessinger told officers he lost his temper with the infant because he wouldn't stop crying.

The boy's mother says her son is still in therapy and continues to make progress, but says it's unclear if Ben will have any long term effects from his injuries.

http://www.wchstv.com/newsroom/eyewitness/110831_6450.shtml

beanstew
09-05-2011, 07:03 PM
4-Year-Old Wears Fake Tits & Ass For Pageant Routine (http://jezebel.com/5836548/4+year+old-wears-fake-tits--ass-for-pageant-routine)



We've seen children tortured, over-indulged, and sexualized on Toddlers & Tiaras, but last night's episode was the first time we've seen a little girl wear enhancements to actually make her look like a woman, when 4-year-old Maddy wore fake boobs and a fake butt for her Dolly Parton routine, which was for the "outfit of choice" part of the competition. Interestingly, this is an heirloom costume—her mother wore the same thing when she competed in pageants as a child. Maddy didn't win a Queen title, but she did win "Best Fashion."

beanstew
09-09-2011, 09:13 PM
Grand Canyon gramps forces grandsons to 18-mile hike in heat, no water (http://www.sanduskyregister.com/ariz/crime/2011/sep/02/grand-canyon-gramps-forces-grandsons-18-mile-hike-heat-no-water)





An Indiana man forced his three young grandsons to hike 18 miles in triple-digit heat at the Grand Canyon and denied them food and water, authorities said.

Christopher Carlson, of Indianapolis, remained jailed Thursday on six counts of child abuse. The boys, ages 12, 9 and 8, told investigators that they had been hit, pushed, choked, pinched and squeezed during trips on a popular trail at the canyon's South Rim last month.

On the latest hike over the weekend down the Bright Angel Trail, temperatures reached 108 degrees at Phantom Ranch along the Colorado River. A ranger spotted the group with binoculars on the trail and saw Carlson shoving the oldest boy and whipping him with a rolled-up T-shirt, authorities said.

National Park Service Special Agent Chris Smith testified that Carlson told authorities that the boys had been overweight and that he thought the hike would get them into shape.

"He told me that he loved his grandchildren very much, but at the same time there were tough people in the world and his grandchildren needed to be tough as well," Smith said.

Authorities said Carlson tortured and beat the boys, and instructed them to lie to park rangers about any injuries. Rangers and passers-by noted the alleged abuse by Carlson, according to court documents.

The boys said Carlson also forced their fingers down their throats, making them vomit.

Rangers fed and hydrated the boys inside an ambulance and they were placed in the care of child protective services. One boy had symptoms of heat stroke, while the other two exhibited signs of heat exhaustion and dehydration.

The Bright Angel Trail can be deceiving. It starts at the top of the canyon at around 7,000 feet in elevation and drops to 2,400 feet by the river, and the temperature varies widely. The Park Service advises hikers not to make the trip to the river and back in one day. Warning signs are posted at the trailhead and along the trail.

Carlson took the children on the latest hike on Aug. 28. A man died the same day on another trail at the Grand Canyon due to heat exposure.

Defense attorney Luke Mulligan questioned the children's statements, saying it seemed improbable that they could have completed the hike without food and water. He also said the rangers could have removed the children from the canyon had they believed the children were at risk of serious injury or death.

"If the rangers didn't perceive it, are we going to put an extra burden on my client to perceive it?" Mulligan said.

But prosecutors said a ranger was successful in preventing Carlson from reaching the river on an earlier hike on Aug. 15, cooling down the children and giving a heads-up to other authorities in the park. Camille Bibles said Carlson was intent on avoiding rangers during the second trip.

"We're looking at the defendant's actions here, not putting the rangers on trial," she said.

A federal magistrate found probable cause for allegations of child abuse and determined that Carlson, 45, was a flight risk and a danger to children.

The boy's mother, Tara Danaher, of Indianapolis, sobbed at a court hearing Thursday. She said her children went on trips with their grandfather this summer, including to Central America and Jamaica, where they have family friends. The highlight of the latest trip that included the Grand Canyon was supposed to be Disneyland, she said.

Danaher, 28, said she talked with her children throughout the summer and that they never expressed any concerns.

"I don't want to say I can't believe it because anything is possible in this world," she said during breaks in the hearing. "I want to know what the hell happened."

August is the busiest month for search and rescue operations, with heat being the leading contributing factor, according to the Park Service. Of the 286 rescue operations last year, 75 percent of them occurred on the Bright Angel Trail.

Cairn
09-14-2011, 07:05 PM
Mom teaches conflict resolution. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/13/daphne-melin-arrested_n_960414.html?ncid=webmail2#s359950&title=Daphne_Melin)

...Police arrested Long Island mother Daphne Melin, 32, on Monday after she allegedly provoked two 12-year-old girls to fight one another, and then reportedly spit on and kicked another girl who was watching, according to authorities...

The video at the link is definitely disturbing. I can only imagine what living with that woman must be like. I hope there is hope for her daughter.