Police find 8 Ohio kids locked in cages

jsw

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From CNN:
Police in northern Ohio on Monday rescued eight children whose parents told authorities they kept the kids in locked cages for their own protection.

The children, ages 1 to 14, were found locked in cages at their home in Wakeman, about 40 miles southwest of Cleveland, according to Lt. Randy Sommers of the Huron County Sheriff's Office.

The children were all either adopted or foster children, he said.

Authorities said the kids were kept in wooden cages, less than 3 feet by 3 feet, without pillows or blankets.
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And yet no charges were filed....
 

zelmo

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jsw said:
And yet no charges were filed....
Apparently, all the kids were found to be in good health. I guess it's okay to lock your kids up in tiny cages at night, as long as you feed and bathe them. :mad:

At least the kids are out of the house...for now.

Stupid people shouldn't be allowed to breed.
 

devilot

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When I first saw the title of the thread I thought surely it must be a joke! :eek: Maybe the relevant authorities are too shocked to act as necessary? Nah... no excuses, they're there to do their jobs!
 

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yellow said:
Yet. I can't believe that Children's Services won't bring charges against them.
I can't believe they were able to adopt/be foster parents to eight kids. You'd think that a little investigation of the house might have turned up the cages before all eight kids got there... one was only 1 year old.
 

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powermac666 said:
Stupid people shouldn't be allowed to breed.
Those kids were adopted/ foster children... which means the 'adoptive parents' were probably paid monthly for hosting the foster kids. :rolleyes: This is pretty horrific.
 

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powermac666 said:
Stupid people shouldn't be allowed to breed.
As far as I can tell, they weren't allowed to breed - just adopt/foster other kids and cage them.

Edit: too slow! hard to type with a ~3-month-old on your lap...
 

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Stories like this make me very very angry. What kind of world do we live in where people do these things to children and aren't even getting charged? I almost became a social worker, and every time I read something like this I regret my decision not to.
 

devilot

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jsw said:
Edit: too slow! hard to type with a ~3-month-old on your lap...
All is well... just think, s/he is on your warm, comfy, soft, caring lap instead of in a wooden cage. ;)
 

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devilot76 said:
All is well... just think, s/he is on your warm, comfy, soft, caring lap instead of in a wooden cage. ;)
Her cage is being washed out....

Anyway, it appears that 8 of the kids were adopted/foster, and there were 3 of their biological kids there as well. As far as I can tell so far, only the foster/adopted kids were caged. What a surprise. :rolleyes:
 

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jsw said:
As far as I can tell so far, only the foster/adopted kids were caged. What a surprise. :rolleyes:
Gasp! That is horrible! This is even worse than if all the children were caged-- this shows that truly, these so called 'parents' knew what proper behavior entails and didn't do so for the other eight kids, how sad! Way to make it even harder for adopted/foster children to develop into responsible, caring adults.
 

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devilot76 said:
Way to make it even harder for adopted/foster children to develop into responsible, caring adults.
I get the feeling that the adoptees were all 'special' children, and they were caged to 'protect themselves' at night. I don't think they were caged 24/7. While horrific, some of the listed 'specialnesses' pretty much means that these kids won't be responsible adults no matter how hard one tries.
 

Dont Hurt Me

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Its like ,hey you smoking a joint your going to Jail! but hey you locking kids in them cages is ok. Just another fine example of Govt in action. Cant wait for Bill to tear into this on the Factor. :cool:
 

Lord Blackadder

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I swear that this is not typical behavior in Ohio...I mean, we do know how to make iron cages, which are much more secure. Just the other day I was at the weekly witch-burning and noticed this new-fangled round thing. They call it a wheel and claim it will make our lives much easier...I'm not so sure, it sounds too much like that crazy guy who claimed the whole world was round! What a quack! I'm glad we burned that guy at the stake...









:rolleyes: :mad: Seriousy, in this day and age.... :mad:
 

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Why I love my wife, part 504

I sent the Fox link to my wife and here is her response:

What the hell is wrong with people? Part of the problem is that there are not enough quality foster homes available for these children. Many loving, economically stable families, capable of having their own children never consider fostering. What is left are semi educated, economically deficient foster homes with parents lacking in the basics of child rearing. Most of them came from a broken home and although the intentions may be good do not have the focus or instinct to raise emotionally and sometimes physically handicapped children. Breaks my heart!
 

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cages? damn, at least they weren't in poor health. But I'd like to know what the circumstances were that led to them being put in cages.....and it seems only a select few out of the 11 were incarcerated.

But why 11 children?!?! That's just not right

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devilot

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Mr. Anderson said:
But why 11 children?!?! That's just not right

D
I don't necessarily agree... I've known some families in high school w/ 6-10 children and they were just fine, if not 'better' than some other families I've witnessed.
 

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devilot76 said:
I don't necessarily agree... I've known some families in high school w/ 6-10 children and they were just fine, if not 'better' than some other families I've witnessed.
Large families are great, though with foster care always in short supply it may be all too easy for abusive foster parents to have access to additional victims.
 

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devilot76 said:
I don't necessarily agree... I've known some families in high school w/ 6-10 children and they were just fine, if not 'better' than some other families I've witnessed.
our society is not set up in a way that can sustain families that have a bunch of kids. anything over 3 is really pushing it. and much of the time, the larger families stem from those less able to care for them. but either way, it creates problems.
 

wdlove

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This is a very heinous crime. Couldn't understand why charges haven't been brought already. I feel so sorry for the children. Not even a way to treat animals. It's all beyond words. :mad: :(

I'm sorry, mods please combine the threads. :eek:

https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/149055/

My prayers are with the children.
 
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