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I've got to get my head around this.

By TonytheTiger ·
I have held off on telling you something for a few days. The short version: I was assaulted Wednesday night. I'm OK. Sore in a lot of places, some scrapes and bumps and bruises, but nothing that a few days of taking it easy won't cure. It's left a bad taste in my mouth, and a lot of questions, the biggest one being... WHY?

The longer version is harder to explain. It involves many people, including relatives, law enforcement, and "social services" workers. It also includes seven children who have a life filled with varying amounts of abuse, neglect, drugs, and violence being imposed upon them by people who are totally insane.

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by TonytheTiger In reply to I've got to get my head a ...

It started over three years ago in May of 2003. My ex-wife's niece called me up in the middle of the night and said "Uncle Tony, they're taking my kids away, would you take care of Mackenzie?" (We later learned that Children?s services told her they were going to take her kids unless she had someone else to care for them (Domestic violence had been reported, and among other things, all of the children tested positive for Marijuana exposure). She told them that her estranged husband, was taking them (and he told the caseworker that he was taking the children). He only took ?his? two girls (actually, they have three children together, Jonathon, Samantha, and Rebecca, but Jonathon has lived with his great-grandmother nearly since birth), and Faith had shuffled Mackenzie around from friend to friend in order to avoid having Children?s services find her, until one of these friends called Children?s services after they had not heard from Faith for several days and they took Mackenzie. It was at that point that the mother called us.

We fought hard for my niece, meeting with Children?s Services several times trying to get them to do their jobs, and eventually even suing them to get them to do their job. We encouraged her to get counseling, and even entered counseling ourselves to try to learn how to better help her. We even offerred to pay her $100 a week to watch her own child while we were at work so that they would have a chance to bond.
Nothing worked. She went to maybe 3 of her court ordered therapy sessions, and she was continuing to see the man (I use the term only to denote gender!) who beat her (in one example, she was seen grabbing onto his leg while he was dragging her up the street when she thought he was leaving her).

Two months later (July 4th, 2003 to be exact), we fond out that she was pregnant again.

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Keep telling the story....

by TechExec2 In reply to Continues (1)

Keep telling the story when you're ready...

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There's a lot...

by TonytheTiger In reply to Keep telling the story... ...

it'll take awhile.

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by OnTheRopes In reply to Continues (1)
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Like I said...

by TechExec2 In reply to .

"Everybody doesn't think I'm "nice"."

Like I said, even nice people should be taken seriously.

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Clarification

by TechExec2 In reply to Like I said...

After reading my post...

What I mean is that even nice people should be taken seriously. You're clearly a nice person. But, that doesn't mean you don't have a serious side too. So do I.

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by OnTheRopes In reply to Clarification
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Thanks...

by TechExec2 In reply to .

Thanks, and likewise, amigo.

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There's nice

by NickNielsen In reply to .

and there's nice.

Mostly I'm nice. Sometimes it's nice...

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Counseling

by TonytheTiger In reply to .

We go once a week (for the last 3 years!). Our Counselor even makes housecalls!

What I'm getting sick of is all of these people telling me what they can't do. They can't find him in the woods at night. (that's because they sent the fattest deputies they had.... If I'd have known that, I'd have tird a doughnut to the guy's ***!). They can't remove the children because there isn't an immediate threat.

"What about the boyfriend with the warrants?"

"He's not here now. He ran off."

"He can probably hear every word we're saying. What about their living conditions? I wouldn't let a dog live in that trailer."

"I can remove a dog, but I can't remove children for that reason, as long as their's electric and water."

Geesh!

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