Sunday, October 26, 2003

N.J. Couple Accused of Starving Four Sons

This couple is more deserving of the bread-and-water prison treatment than any other criminals I've seen lately.

At the same time, this story illustrates my distrust of the gov't's authority on matters of child-rearing, as discussed below in my Amish post. Here we have a 19-year-old and a 14-year old, each standing only 4 feet high and weighing 45 pounds and 40 pounds, respectively. And the social worker never noticed. Why did a waif-ish and dwarf-ish legal adult not raise more questions from the social worker? Shouldn't she have been looking at medical records? And what about their school teachers? Rather, it took neighbors and the police to finally take notice of the situation.


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