Wednesday, February 1, 2006

Prosecutors Have Questions in Abuse Case

In spite of the fact that some of the accusations aimed at the woman who was arrested last week on charges of child abuse after three of her children were found hunkered up in an abandoned ‘safe house’ have been deemed ‘inaccurate’ (to what extent this definition entails is unknown at this time), there remain key points in this case concerning this woman’s ability to care for her eleven children (whether its fourteen like the police claim or eleven, that is still a lot children for just one woman to care for) that are being overlooked. First, she’s working double shifts – anyone else see why this would be a problem with eleven children at home. Secondly, this is not the first time these children have run away from home. I’ll agree that some fault lies with the police department for not taking notice of this sooner, but let’s not let this woman off the hook that easily. Clearly she can not properly take care of these children if they run away multiple times and she has to call the police to go out and find them. This is not a babysitting service. This is the Milwaukee PD. And finally, she claims that one police officer said that she was a bad parent and the children must have overheard it, which explains why they accused their mother of beating them. I don’t know but it is quite a stretch to go from your mother being a ‘bad parent’ to accusing her of beating you with broom sticks, electrical cords, and her own fists, don’t you think? There has to be some substance of truth here.