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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-02-06 11:37 PM
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The 6 & 7 y/o girls starved by stepmom? Their school reported abuse TWICE
before anything was done. WTF?

School reported possible abuse twice before arrests
Two girls were found starving in basement

The Associated Press

Sunday, July 30, 2006

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Wichita Wichita school Supt. Winston Brooks said school employees told the state they suspected two girls were being abused or neglected 10 months before the childrens parents were charged with abusing the children, a newspaper reported Saturday.

Teachers or staff at LOuverture Elementary School made two reports to the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services, Brooks told The Wichita Eagle on Friday.

http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2006/jul/30/school_reporte...
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-02-06 11:41 PM
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1. Apparently you have to some anonymous dipshit call in that the kids
are having their pictures taken in the nude while camping, and then the law will go into action and destroy everyone's lives and take the kids away within minutes.

But if it's just starving or hitting or burning with cigarettes or sexual abuse, or whatever, then, you know, who cares? Until it's photographed, Johnny Law don't care.
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Tandalayo_Scheisskopf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-02-06 11:49 PM
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2. You got it.
If some male teacher bumps into a female student, you got lawyers and prosecutors akimbo. But if the kid comes to school missing a limb, dropped off by a parent gnawing on said limb, it's merely a private family affair.

Once this stuff all shakes out, serial killing will be an olympic sport and the US will be the gold medal team, in perpetuity.

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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 11:31 AM
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34. Nicely said! You are very correct -
bumping into a student can cost you your job, a lot of money, your career, and even your name. Or taking pictures of your kids skinny dipping on a famil camping trip can cause months and months of agony and possible loss of your children with an immediate legal intervention.

But, if you just beat the hell out of your children, the worst is that it might result in some discomfort with Johnny Law, but that's only assuming they ever show up or care; I mean, it's only physical violence intended to break bones and disfigure. It's not NUDITY, for Christ's sake.
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 12:31 AM
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17. Should've reported them seeking an abortion while burning a flag.
Jus' sayin'. :shrug:
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Blue_Tires Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 02:17 AM
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24. i wonder how fast the response would have been
if the teachers also told the state that the parents were a gay couple? (hypothetically, of course) :shrug:
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 11:28 AM
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33. Probably a lot faster. Or said they're giving her "Al Qaeda" symbols
for bruises.
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lpbk2713 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-02-06 11:49 PM
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3. I'm glad........



On Friday, Sedgwick County Jail staff put Jennifer Wood in a cell by herself because she had been threatened by other inmates



Tough shit. Deal with it.




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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 12:04 AM
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9. The next part says her lawyer wanted her bail lowered because
she'd be in danger form inmates in the jail. THE F'ing NERVE!

Bloody GOOD on the inmates, imo.












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w8liftinglady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 12:24 AM
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13. I agree.I have no symapthy for child abuse.
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Nutmegger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 12:37 AM
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21. Do you condone prison violence / rape?
I don't.

And I don't condone this woman's alleged actions either.


Oh and I'm anti-DP.
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 08:26 AM
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25. DId I say I condone prison violence and rape? No. I expect prisons to
isolate potential victims. But I hope her fear is deep and wide. She deserves to be terrorized by her own thoughts. She's earned it.
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Nutmegger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 08:30 AM
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28. "Bloody GOOD on the inmates, imo"
Edited on Thu Aug-03-06 08:30 AM by Nutmegger
That didn't sound like it but wasn't sure. Glad we're on the same page.
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:43 AM
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32. Okay, I get it. SOmetimes I think I'm clear and lol it's far from...
Good on 'em didn't mean "tear her limb from limb".
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Horse with no Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 11:32 AM
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35. You get what you give
It's that karmic force in action.
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bumblebee1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 12:34 AM
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20. Alot of the female inmates are mothers and grandmothers.
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 08:26 AM
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26. and most of them miss their children desperately.
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Broken_Hero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-02-06 11:51 PM
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4. damn, saddening...:(
It's a Mad World... :(
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lapfog_1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-02-06 11:55 PM
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5. Soon to be a "Mad Max" kinda world. n/t
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w8liftinglady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-02-06 11:58 PM
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6. I have taken care of kids with much worse abuse.The child protective
services in my state is grossly underfunded.It is a travesty that these children should suffer this way.I cannot condone it.No excuses.
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w8liftinglady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-02-06 11:59 PM
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7. and might i add...these case workers do their best,with what they have to
work with...
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Erika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 12:04 AM
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10. Declare the kids embryos and W and the right wing
would open our tax pockets to you. It will also help if you identify yourself as an evangelical approved by Falwell and Rove.
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w8liftinglady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 12:08 AM
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12. I had a 3 year-old with his penis burned with a lighter-by grandma
there are some f*cking evil people out there,folks.Love your children...and help the ones who have no one.
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Erika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 12:27 AM
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14. My sister was a special ed teacher
She had one boy whose parents had told him he was a monkey, and refused to allow him to speak. He was told to act out what he wanted.

The state took custody. W has cut those funds to Special Ed by 35% because of federal cut backs. Damn Bush.
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w8liftinglady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 12:34 AM
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19. That infuriates me.
my friend is a special ed teacher.These children suffer so much.I love and respect her so much for what she does.
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Erika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 12:41 AM
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22. Yep. It's very sad, no, it's heart breaking
But the public is out there pretending it doesn't exist.

They want to go on to some other cause, like embryos, etc. It is enough to make one sick.
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Erika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 12:01 AM
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8. Kansas has been far more worried about creationism
than those created.
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Mabus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 12:05 AM
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11. If that were true the kids would still be at home
That's apples and oranges. School curriculum matters at the state level does not equate abused and starving children on the local level. People abuse their children in every state regardless of whatever else is going on politically.
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Erika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 12:31 AM
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16. Look at the reduced federal intervention n/t
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 08:33 AM
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29. reduced federal everything that means anything. All going to war crap.
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MoseyWalker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 12:30 AM
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15. Sad, but people don't always realize
the limitations that social workers work under. They investigate, they talk to people, but they are limited.

A lot of people think they are like the police, or maybe Superman, but they are not. If someone says they can't enter the house, then they can't enter the house. There are new laws that have been passed that say that parents actually have to approve before the social worker even talks to the child. Do you recognize what that means?

They have so many regulations protecting people's rights that it is almost funny when thinking about this country sliding into fascism, yet protecting the rights of people who may, or may not be, abusers.

I guess that's the way it's supposed to be, but it sure as hell is ironic.

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Erika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 12:34 AM
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18. School teachers have it even rougher
They know the abuse is there but unless they see bruises they are intimidated into being silent.

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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 08:28 AM
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27. Not the teachers I know, thank God. They tell all & let the chips fall.
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gumby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 12:51 AM
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23. What's The Matter With Kansas?
Sorry, couldn't help it.

Child abuse is the ultimate atrocity.
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Toots Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 08:55 AM
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30. Maybe now those kids will forget their fool notion of Evolution
:shrug: just saying....
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Bridget Burke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:07 AM
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31. Perhaps privatization of CPS hasn't helped the social workers...
CPS is being partially privatized in Texas; there have been problems already. Here's what a Democratic rep had to say:

"There have been tremendous problems in two states that went ahead and privatized CPS Kansas and Florida. The services didn't improve, the cost went up."

www.austinchronicle.com/gyrobase/Issue/story?oid=oid%3A...


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