Way to go Walmart...no seriously, this is ridiculous (did I spell it right ) Let me know if the site doesn't work.
http://www.parentdish.com/2009/09/21/in … parents%2F
These types of stories amaze me. What happened to common sense? Oooo good idea for a hub!
it's amazing that the state can come in and take someone's children away from them - children obviously well cared-for and yet little kids who are obvious abuse cases and who are in the system already are ignored until they get beaten to death by their mom and mom's boyfriend.
I'm sure worse pictures than that go through walmart every day. Why would they pick on them like that? Gosh, I'm happy with a camera phone because they would probably be upset and label me a sex offender if I took it to walmart because I took pictures of my son's bath time after his first birthday, trying to scrub off the frosting from his cake.
That is terrible!!! He is right... so many parents have similar photos of their kids. I have pics of my daughter like that when she was a little baby. It's just stupid what some people do to others for no reason.
I can't believe it even went to court. What damage it will have done to that family and especially those children. This is a great example of how social services are sometimes more abusive than those they think they're "helping". Total A-holes!
Think the pendulum has swung way to far the other way! When I was small (back when the dinosaurs still walked the earth LOL) there was no real protection for children, and now we have the photo police! Unbelievable!
Cheesy peesy. I guess I better hide all the pictures I took of my son when he was an adorable baby at bathtime.
This is past ridiculous and on to just pathetic.
I think the vast majority of cases when government takes custody of children are as ridiculous as this one. It all starts with the notion that somebody but parents can know better what is good and what is bad for their children.
This is why absolutely refuse to support any cause that says it is to 'protect' the children! There are laws in place to protect abused children, but they are rarely used. The only ones that suffer are the innocent. The ones who lose their children are the ones that are trying hard to do what is right. Those that do not care are given in home 'training' and then left alone.
Yeah, they are supposed to be protecting. They could of been doing something productive like bringing in a parole violator or something instead of taking these people to court.
Much of the time kids of innocent parents are removed, while kids who should be taken are not. (Haleigh Poutre, a little Massachusetts girl whose case became famous nationwide, was left with a horrible, adoptive mother/bio aunt after 17 incidents were reported to DSS. It wasn't until Haleigh got beaten into a coma with a baseball bat that people figured out she wasn't, at adults in the case said/believed, "hurting herself".) Oh - and we only knew about Haleigh because DSS wanted to get her removed from life support because doctors said she'd always be in a vegetative state. The courts didn't allow it, and now, although she has brain damage, Haleigh can feed herself and do a few things.
Then we (in Massachusetts) started hearing things like, "Well, we can't always know" and "Western Mass doctors and social workers aren't as 'expert' as those in the Boston area." Is there any wonder people who can't/won't trust people in the government to "be expert" and "know"?
This is the "nanny state" totally out of control. They did much more harm to those kids by "removing" them from their home for a month than any picture ever did. I agree with jiberish - pathetic!
There's often no common sense in a case like this. Considering what the pictures were, even if they wanted to investigate what would really make much of a difference if they left the children with their parents until they talked to the parents? I mean, worst case, if the parents were actually taking porn photos, the risk would be that they'd take some more. At the point, what real difference would it make? The parents weren't being accused of beating the children. What, exactly, was the emergency in removing them first and investigating later? (I'm not defending kiddy porn and saying it doesn't matter, by the way - but this is a different situation, and they could have used some common sense even if they couldn't immediately be sure.)
It had to go that far for one picture?!
Sheesh, and I use to develop pictures as a job. Theres a lot of perverted people out there. Just wish they would warned me before I had to process them dirty pictures since everyone else at the register can see them too!
I saw this story on AOL News and thought-how crazy! I have pics like these of my kids when they were little. WTF? It's crazy!
so i guess all those bare baby on a bearskin rug photos that used to be so popular are all porn now?
gimme a break
I can't beleive this, first I would beat the crap out of that wal-mart employee, if you're gonna take my kids do it because I beat the living crap out of someone that doesn't have anything better to do than to mess up families.
Wal-mart is going to lose a lot of money and I hope that family wins that law-suit.
Well, you know they will win the case against walmart or at least a settlement. They will probably get a lot of money off of it.
It's ridiculous. I wonder what these kids are going to think of their parents when they grow up. It amounts to deliberately and unnecessarily putting the kids through psychological trauma apart from breaking their bond with their parents. Where's this society heading towards! It's a shame that we are living in a kind of world where the sanctity in a parent-child relationship is either viewed with suspicion or not believed to exist at all.
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