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Cruel and Usual Punishment
« on: August 17, 2016, 01:00:09 PM »
There are a fair percentage of human beings who aren't fit to be parents. Most of them have kids. Many of them have a lot of kids.

Spoiler alert. Reading this was a shot to the gut for me, and I've seen a lot of misery.

A 4-year-old found beaten and abused said she thought her name was ‘Idiot,’ according to police

By Kristine Guerra
August 17, 2016 at 5:32 AM




Clarence Reed, 47 and Jennifer Denen, 30, both of Hot Springs, Ark., have been charged with domestic battery, permitting abuse of a minor and endangering welfare of a minor after a staff member at Cooper-Anthony Mercy Child Advocacy Center told police a 4-year-old girl showed signs of abuse. (KARK-TV)


The 4-year-old girl had deep purple bruises, a black eye, a swollen cheek and a mark on her forehead.

She also had healing scars across her back, dried blood in the corner of her mouth and ligature marks on her wrist, authorities said.

When a police officer asked her what her name was, she had a startling response: “Idiot.”

Her mother’s live-in boyfriend, police said, regularly called the child “Idiot” instead of using her actual name. He also zip-tied the girl to her bed as a form of punishment, according to a police report.

Clarence Reed, 47, and the child’s mother, Jennifer Denen, 30, both of Hot Springs, Ark., are now charged with domestic battery, permitting abuse of a minor and endangering welfare of a minor.

Police received a call Friday to the Cooper-Anthony Mercy Child Advocacy Center, where a staff member told an officer that a malnourished 4-year-old had been abused in her home.

Reed and Denen, who were at the center when police arrived, were later arrested.


Denen told police that she had seen her boyfriend strike her daughter with a plastic bat and said she’d heard Reed frequently call the child “Idiot.”

She admitted not seeking medical care for her daughter, the police report said.

Reed told authorities that he hit the child. But instead of a plastic bat, he told police, he had used a half-inch-thick wooden paddle, according to the report.

He also admitted zip-tying the child to punish her for climbing the kitchen cabinets.

And although he said he had called the child “Idiot,” Reed told police he meant it as a joke.


Cpl. Kirk Zaner, spokesman for the Hot Springs Police Department, told The Post that a total of six kids lived in the home, all of whom are Denen’s children. One, an 11-month-old, is her only child with Reed.

Zaner said the 4-year-old girl and the 11-month-old are now in the custody of the Department of Human Services. The four older siblings are with their biological father.

In 2012, state and local child protective services received about 3.4 million reports of children being abused or neglected, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The majority of them, 78 percent, were victims of neglect; 18 percent suffered physical abuse, according to the CDC

About 80 percent of perpetrators were parents, the CDC said, while six percent were relatives other than parents. Four percent of perpetrators were the parents’ unmarried partners.


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Re: Cruel and Usual Punishment
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2016, 02:39:21 PM »
There are a fair percentage of human beings who aren't fit to be parents. Most of them have kids. Many of them have a lot of kids.

Spoiler alert. Reading this was a shot to the gut for me, and I've seen a lot of misery.

A 4-year-old found beaten and abused said she thought her name was ‘Idiot,’ according to police

Fuck.

Just fuck.

Fuckity-fuck-fuck-fuck.

And then you read about the people who would give a left nut or an ovary for a child.

Fuck.
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Re: Cruel and Usual Punishment
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2016, 02:41:59 PM »
Here's hoping that someone throws the book and the desk it's resting on at these people. And that they do loads and loads of very hard time.
But then I learn it's Arkansas, so I expect the republicans will run this guy for Representative. Or Governor.
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Re: Cruel and Usual Punishment
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2016, 03:10:16 PM »
Here's hoping that someone throws the book and the desk it's resting on at these people. And that they do loads and loads of very hard time.
But then I learn it's Arkansas, so I expect the republicans will run this guy for Representative. Or Governor.

Book throwing is insufficient.  There are good reasons for The Rack.


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Re: Cruel and Usual Punishment
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2016, 04:35:58 PM »
Some things, once fucked up, cannot be unfucked. That poor child is going to be a throwaway, I'm pretty sure. The adults in the picture, whatever happens, the punishment couldn't really fit the crime. There's nothing you could do to them that would be appropriate. Torture is not enough.
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« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2016, 04:58:05 PM »
Torture is not enough.

It's a start. The rest of it comes afterward with the first class Ticket to HELL:evil4:  The Torture is the send off party for the journey to EVERLASTING DAMNATION.

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