I've been reading some disturbing news lately. Actually, I'm drawn to it. In a morbid sort of way, I want to verify if my nightmare is a solitary one or if this is (or has been) a social trend. I'm leaning towards the social trend.
My 2 yr. old granddaughter is living with addicts and drug dealers. Her parents have admitted to drugging her. Neither DCF nor cops will do anything. This has been going on for well over a year. For a grandparent, it's overwhelmingly draining. There are so many emotions to overcome, and new ones keep popping up all the time. The expected ones (guilt, disbelief, hearbreak) are really tough. The unexpected ones are UNBELIEVABLE. They arrive in the form of shock, disappointment, rage, frustration and despair. They are the result of confronting, head on, aggressive denial and verbal abuse from DCF and law enforcement. In spite of what I know to be true, complete strangers insist that I'm delusional. There is nothing to see here. Move on. And if you DON'T move on, you can be arrested for harrassment. Got that? Stop calling. Stop reporting. MOVE ON.
So I wondered why nobody would do their jobs. How many drug arrests are made per week? Why not my grandchild's parents? DCF takes kids from their homes all the time. Why not her? What's so special about this case? Is it special at all?
Then I started reading about Deanna DeJesus. Since both she and her husband had sexually abused the children in the past, the question is why they were living with them at all.
Scott and Amber Landry.
Drugged one child to death with oxycodone. When DCF decided to take the remaining two, oxycodone was found in the younger one's urine as well.
According to the mom and dad, the 3 yr. old shot himself in the head with a semiautomatic pistol. At 3 a.m. The family lives in a drug area, and nobody in the paper reports what dad's "job" was. Can a 3 yr. old really shoot themselves in the head? Chris was released on his own "recognisance" (SP?)
Once you're on the Ft. Myers/Naples WFTX-TV page, search for the story about the 7 yr. old shooting the 5 yr. old. And a 5 mo. old's death...cops are "investigating" the parents cause they think it might be "suspicious".
And then there's the infamous Casey Anthony. "Zanny" the nanny. NOT A PERSON.
Oh, my, I forgot the 5 mo. old Hallandale Beach child, missing for 18 mos. His remains have been found behind his parent's previously rented house. Just look at the photo. If these folks arent junkies, then looks truly are deceiving.
Now, I was under the impression that abusing, neglecting, drugging and otherwise commiting bodily harm on a child was a felony in the third degree. That's what Det. Kim Northfield of the Sarasota Sheriffs Office told me.
More of these atrocities pop up in the news everyday. The locals know what's up. DRUGS. What's the problem, Sheriff?
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