Topic: child abuse

Florida Couple Arrested In Bizarre Child Abuse Case

Florida Couple Arrested In Bizarre Child Abuse Case

A Florida couple have confessed to police to torturing two kids who were in their care. The couple in question, Jessica Rowland and Sean Pearson, allegedly subjected a 12-year-old girl and 11-year-old boy to “cruel and unusual punishment,” according to The New York Daily News. This includes locking the 12-year-old in a closet, shaving her head and forcing pills down her throat, among other atrocities. Seriously, I can’t even muster a Florida joke here. WTF is wrong with these monsters? More »

I Believe You, It’s Not Your Fault Is A Site Every Parent Should See

I Believe You, It's Not Your Fault Is A Site Every Parent Should See

I believe you. It’s not your fault. 

The sentiment seems obvious enough, but it’s one that survivors of abuse don’t often hear. There is surviving the experience of abuse or harassment, then there is the debilitating isolation that comes from feeling like you have no one to turn to for help. A few simple words can make a world of difference to someone who has been violated – especially a young person. More »

This Story About A Mom Blogger Poisoning Her Son To Get More Clicks Will Horrify You

This Story About A Mom Blogger Poisoning Her Son To Get More Clicks Will Horrify You

This is unbelievably horrible; 26-year-old mom blogger, Lacey Spears, was arrested yesterday and charged with murdering her five-year-old son Garnett, by poisoning him with sodium. She has been charged in Westchester County, N.Y., with second-degree depraved murder and first-degree manslaughter, according to her indictment. She turned herself into the police and then proceeded to plead not guilty.
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Nancy Grace Is Right, The Will Smith CPS Investigation Is All Kinds Of Wrong

Nancy Grace Is Right, The Will Smith CPS Investigation Is All Kinds Of Wrong

Children are neglected, abused, and murdered daily and for money and manpower to be wasted on this case is totally infuriating. The fact that kids die daily due to actual child abuse and a family is investigated for a slightly questionable photograph – which technically shows nothing other than a man posing shirtless while hanging out with a fully clothed kid, shows that in this case CPS is totally in the wrong. More »

Moron Gives Baby Weed, Posts Video To Vine, Is Hopefully Being Arrested Right Now

Moron Gives Baby Weed, Posts Video To Vine, Is Hopefully Being Arrested Right Now

Some idiot took a video of a baby being given what looks like a blunt – marijuana wrapped in tobacco papers. The video is disturbing, and is just the kind of thing people like to share, so that’s exactly what happened. Someone reposted the Vine, and proceeded to receive the wrath of the Internet. I don’t think the reposter should be getting any flack for this – but there’s got to be a way to find this idiot, isn’t there? More »

Not Wanting Your Kid To Join A Gang Is Great, But Beating Them And Putting The Video On Facebook Isn’t

Not Wanting Your Kid To Join A Gang Is Great, But Beating Them And Putting The Video On Facebook Isn't

I think a lot of parents with young kids worry about them getting involved in gangs, and want to scare them into staying away from them. But this is so not the way to do it, and this makes me think we have a lot of parents out there now who think using their “tough love” disciplinary methods and posting the videos online will get them their own sort of fame and notoriety. Did these people just not realize what they were doing was grotesquely wrong and also a crime? It scares me to think of how they were treating this child when they weren’t filming him. More »

Horrifying du Pont Heir Case Proves The Affluenza Defense Works For Baby Rapists, Too

Horrifying du Pont Heir Case Proves The Affluenza Defense Works For Baby Rapists, Too

Hope you had a great weekend, because I am about to destroy your faith in everything – and probably send you back to bed. A wealthy Du Pont heir was sentenced to probation for raping his three-year-old daughter, because the judge thinks he “will not fare well” in prison. Since when do we care about that? The guy isn’t old or dying – he’s a child rapist. More »