I'm sorry this is OT, but I just wanted to see what all the intelligent people here think on this issue.
If you haven't heard about it, this is the link to the details
What I am wondering about is that if those 3 children, who's mother went to jail, went to someone else's house March of 2002, why didn't anyone check on what has happened to them?
This woman (who had a crack habit) "cared" for the kids, kept them locked up, starving, and one of the kids bodies was found stuffed into the plastic storage bin.
The oldest kids were 7. Didn't the teachers look for them at school? Grandparents, neighbours, anyone?
On top of that, the authorities knew that the mother had neglected her kids (and this is why she went to jail), so how did child protective services lose track of these kids?
I have a little boy myself and after I imagined what there poor kids must have went through and how that poor little boy died, my heart ached. How can 3 little boys get lost like that in our world?
Jan 10, '03
Sheesh I cant believe that thier are 2 different women who did this. What is wrong with them??? And what mother would leave their children with that nut (the one in the 1st stroy mentioned, the 2nd was the childrens mother). Those women are just sick. Ohyes in the 1st case the cat was clean and well fed!!!!!!!*****!
Last edit by nessa1982 on Jan 10, '03
Jan 10, '03
"Why, oh why do they have children?? They obviously don't want them."
From my experience with inmates, it is most unlikely that any of these pregnancies were planned.
Apparently the biological mother was in jail for assault for several months, which is why her cousin wound up "taking care of" her kids. Then supposedly, after she got out of jail, she didn't know what had happened to her kids or where they were (and apparently didn't waste much of her valuable time looking for them), so they remained in the cousin's loving home. Duh!
And, of course, with the mother in jail, the kids were the responsibility of the State of New Jersey, which, in turn didn't waste much time seeing that these kids would be taken care of when the mother was jailed, nor following up during her incarceration.
And, of course, taxpayers don't want to pay higher taxes to reduce the caseloads of child welfare workers so they could actually do their jobs (throughout the US, not just in New Jersey), so the story is anything but unfamiliar.
Last edit by sjoe on Jan 11, '03