A ten-year-old is locked in a closet, sitting in her own waste. She weighs only 32 pounds (!!) and now they want to investigate whether the kid ever went to school. That's really important; find out how much reading the kid can do and her mathematics grade level. First thing to think of, right??? I hope they're not investigating this so that they can use it as a political wedge to advocate for tougher homeschooling laws.
The fact of the matter is, there were plenty of other people who could have said something about this abuse but didn't. Like the children's hospital little "LP" visited in 2006 when she was five. She was only 26 pounds then. 26. Hello, my eight-month-olds were about that size. Don't even say she's small for her age... 26 pounds? Means starvation or chemo. You pick.
Why didn't they call?
And another question.
Yes, I'm going there. Bet you this family was on Medicaid. No problem
for the kid not to see the doctor for years? No checkups? I mean, I'm
paying taxes for people like this to see the doctor, so does no one
look ever over those papers and say, "This kid hasn't seen a physician
according to our records in five years?" Really? "Go to the doctor
once a year" is not too much to ask, is it?
the neighbours interviewed on other websites look like normal people who
had NO CLUE this girl was in the apartment. I don't know what to make
of it all. How could it happen?
The article goes on and on about how if you even sorta kinda maybe
maybe maybe think there is abuse going on, just go ahead and call the
social worker pitbulls in and you could save a life! This message
brought to you by the brilliant people in Jackson County, where this-all
took place. Of course. Because usually Jackson County is a really swanky area and it doesn't have
enough serious child abuse cases to deal with. They need to start investigating the "I sorta think somebody might
be abused because I just have a bad feeling" variety of reports now for kicks.
sorry. How about we just report the OBVIOUS child abuse cases? Huh?
And what is wrong with the lady's "boyfriend" that some kid is in a
closet for maybe days on end and he doesn't report that? Or he just thinks she's
confined to her room because she's in trouble? What, for days or
And the kids. Come on, eight-year-olds can talk.
They have at least some common sense. By now they have to realize "Mom locks my
sister in a closet like a rabid animal" is not so normal. No report?
who reported this chick? HOW did "anonymous" find out there was a
child trapped in the closet? And seriously, why didn't they try to do
something THAT MINUTE? Because if I were a repairguy or something, I'd
be opening the closet with one hand and calling the cops with the
other. No way I'd wait around and give a "tip." Crazy people.
Can you imagine a child that old at 32 pounds at ten years old, what they did to her?
It gets me angry to think on. I have a ten-year-old myself. He now
weighs 103 pounds and that's the low end of normal. Emperor grew out of his 4Ts
when he was something around 12 months old. Normal year-old babies are about 32 pounds, not ten-year-olds.
One way or another, this kid is likely messed up for life. I'm thinking of all the things my ten-year-old can do, all the places he's been, all the friends he has and... I just can't imagine what life was like for this little girl. Somebody's butt should be on a platter, and this has zero to do with homeschooling, or not homeschooling, or much of anything except maybe (and I'm conjecturing here) meth. Yeah. Look at this. And then look at the mugshot of the mom and tell me what you think.