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Naked Girl Eating From Trash Cans Shocks Temecula Neighbors [Temecula? Should Shock America!]
LATimes ^ | February 18, 2012

Posted on 02/18/2012 2:11:09 PM PST by Steelfish

Naked Girl Eating From Trash Cans Shocks Temecula Neighbors February 18, 2012

Neighbors in Temecula expressed shock after seeing a 12-year-old girl walking naked through a neighborhood and eating out of trash cans.

Neighbors noticed the girl roaming through trash cans looking for food and called 911.

Police arrested the girl's mother, Tracy Betts, shortly after officers, acting on witness tips, searched for the girl Thursday and found her without clothes and sitting in a car parked near Vail Elementary school.

Once they discovered who the girl’s mother was and where she worked, police went to the Vail campus and took Betts into custody.

Betts’ daughter was placed in protective custody and treated at a hospital.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimesblogs.latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Society
KEYWORDS: abuse; childabuse; temecula
Obama's America
1 posted on 02/18/2012 2:11:16 PM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish
Stories like this make an old TSgt cry real tears.

And we got rid of orphanages because they were 'cruel'.

/johnny

2 posted on 02/18/2012 2:15:16 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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3 posted on 02/18/2012 2:15:40 PM PST by narses
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To: Steelfish

Glad they got her clothed before someone from Hollywood could get her to a casting couch.


4 posted on 02/18/2012 2:16:50 PM PST by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Me too brother, me too.


5 posted on 02/18/2012 2:20:04 PM PST by traderrob6
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To: Steelfish

Mean people suck.


6 posted on 02/18/2012 2:20:42 PM PST by Monkey Face (Stop repeat offenders. Don't re-elect them!)
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To: Steelfish

This is an absolutely sad and depressing story. I pray this girl get some normalcy in her life very soon.


7 posted on 02/18/2012 2:21:22 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Steelfish
Fox News story states the car was a BMW!!!
8 posted on 02/18/2012 2:22:55 PM PST by Spirit of Liberty
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To: Steelfish

http://www.nctimes.com/news/local/temecula/temecula-teachers-aide-accused-of-child-endangerment/article_4e061fdc-ba43-5254-9d45-77b1a7b1e49f.html


9 posted on 02/18/2012 2:25:17 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Steelfish

Link from UK Mail.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2103111/Girl-12-naked-eating-food-TRASH-BIN-mother-arrested-child-endangerment.html?ito=feeds-newsxml


11 posted on 02/18/2012 2:28:09 PM PST by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (Priority 1: REPEAL OBAMACARE)
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To: traderrob6; JRandomFreeper

sad ditto :-(


12 posted on 02/18/2012 2:31:05 PM PST by tomkat (nothin' says FUbo quite like *Gingrich-Palin 2012*)
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To: Steelfish

The Slimes doesn’t post pictures of Holder’s people who are perps. Better to keep us guessing. Of course I and many have come to be so cynical that when the Slimes doesn’t post pictures, it is probably a Holder’s People or other “person of color”.

I hate that Bill Clinton made me a racist. I hate that propaganda mills like the Slimes feed my racism. If they were just honest all the way around with all stories, my racism would immediately subside.

Nope, the Slimes feeds it with their propaganda, lies and distortions.

I am a shell of a man. I used to be so happy. Modern America just sucks.


13 posted on 02/18/2012 2:31:36 PM PST by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (Priority 1: REPEAL OBAMACARE)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Gimme a break. You don’t know enough about the story to form an opinion.

Example: When I was a little kid, there was a little girl that lived across the street from me (say 5-6 years old) that was very weird. She liked to run around the neighborhood with no clothes. Her mother would chase after her carrying a robe screaming at her to come back and the little brat would laugh hysterically as she ran.

Then there was the little freaks that ate bugs and bird shit not because they were hungry, just because they liked it. It had nothing to do with the parents.


14 posted on 02/18/2012 2:32:33 PM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free
sad ditto2
15 posted on 02/18/2012 2:32:45 PM PST by tomkat (nothin' says FUbo quite like *Gingrich-Palin 2012*)
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To: JRandomFreeper

“And we got rid of orphanages because they were ‘cruel’.”

Father Nelson Baker who opened an orphanage in Lackawanna, NY is being considered for sainthood. My aunt’s husband was raised in that orphanage along with his two brothers and his sister. Each one left the orphanage at 18 with a good education and a job waiting for them. All became responsible, hardworking members of society.

The orphanage was supported by donations.


16 posted on 02/18/2012 2:34:45 PM PST by kitkat (Obama, rope and chains)
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To: Steelfish

High unemployment = “Obama helping people spend more time with their families”

Nude can rummager = “Youth-centric recycling awareness program”

This Obama stuff is FANTASTIC...!!!

Extra Credit — HOW is THIS Bush’s fault...?

Take your time.


17 posted on 02/18/2012 2:38:21 PM PST by gaijin
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To: Steelfish

The REAL lesson here: If you want the UNVARNISHED TRUTH about the USA, then American readers MUST go to BRITISH newspapers.

That was true ALSO during the Monica Mess; if it wasn’t the Brits or the National Enquirer, then you would hear NOTHING bad about Slick Willy (and then finally Drudge came along).


18 posted on 02/18/2012 2:41:02 PM PST by gaijin
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To: mamelukesabre
I know enough to know that a 12 year old, nekked on the street, eating out of trash cans is wrong.

If the kid is mentally ill, she needs to be under care. If not mentally ill, the kid needs taken care of.

Either way, it bothers me.

So don't jump my @$$ with your BS. I didn't offer an opinion. I expressed my emotional reaction to a situation I find wrong, regardless of the reason.

I'm not asking for the government to fix it. My opinion is that private charities should step in.

/johnny

19 posted on 02/18/2012 2:41:15 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Steelfish

I am surprise they don’t defend her right to an alternative lifestyle.


20 posted on 02/18/2012 2:41:25 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: struggle

or a public school teacher gets to her


21 posted on 02/18/2012 2:43:42 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free
JAF0V...
22 posted on 02/18/2012 2:44:33 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Steelfish

Good thing the school authorities didn’t notice. They would have made the girl put the food back because it didn’t measure up to standards.


23 posted on 02/18/2012 2:46:49 PM PST by Raycpa
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To: GeronL

Um - her mom IS a public school teacher.

(Well, a teacher’s aide anyway).


24 posted on 02/18/2012 2:48:33 PM PST by 21twelve
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To: mamelukesabre

When I was a little kid, there was a little girl that lived across the street from me (say 5-6 years old) that was very weird. She liked to run around the neighborhood with no clothes. Her mother would chase after her carrying a robe screaming at her to come back and the little brat would laugh hysterically as she ran.
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This child returned to a car and was trying to warm herself with a floor mat. A neighbor had time to observe the child eating from trash, get food for the child and locate her in the car.

There was no mother running after her with a robe, trying to feed her or take her home. It seems this child didn’t run from or laugh at the neighbor.

Obviously if the child was eating from the garbage, she was hungry, hunger takes some time, too. It seems the mom was so little aware, she missed several things that wouldn’t take the average mom much time to notice/correct.

Mostly being—the child is missing.


25 posted on 02/18/2012 2:51:59 PM PST by Irenic
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To: gaijin

>>The REAL lesson here: If you want the UNVARNISHED TRUTH about the USA, then American readers MUST go to BRITISH newspapers.

Worth saying again.

And the German press has woken up regarding the Great Global Warming Scam.


26 posted on 02/18/2012 2:53:24 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: mamelukesabre; JRandomFreeper; tomkat

First off, that’s a pi$$ poor analogy, second off, bite me.


27 posted on 02/18/2012 3:01:20 PM PST by traderrob6
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To: traderrob6

You need to look up the word “analogy”. You can bite yourself, fool.


28 posted on 02/18/2012 3:20:27 PM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: Steelfish

This is illegal in California?


29 posted on 02/18/2012 3:26:37 PM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Steelfish

I saw Pauly Shore eat at Steak & Shake. Nothing shocks me now.


30 posted on 02/18/2012 3:47:03 PM PST by tumblindice (Whitey-American: Taxed Enough Already)
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To: Steelfish

Damn George W Bush.


31 posted on 02/18/2012 3:51:06 PM PST by Wagonboy (STOP GLOBAL WHINING!)
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To: SaxxonWoods

Why are people so extra prickly around here and other places on the net lately?


32 posted on 02/18/2012 4:01:25 PM PST by SaxxonWoods (....The days are long, but the years are short.....)
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To: mamelukesabre

Huge difference between and 5 yr old and a 12 yr old.
The girl was trying to warm herself in the car, she was eating food not bugs, there was no mother looking for her.
I am intrigued that you apparently are not bothered by the story.


33 posted on 02/18/2012 4:08:25 PM PST by svcw (Only difference between Romney & BH is one thinks he will be god & other one thinks he already is.)
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To: SaxxonWoods
Why are people so extra prickly around here and other places on the net lately?

Because we have allowed ourselves to be divided and because this is a tense time and because perspective has been lost. Now, if you will excuse me, someone on the internet is WRONG! AND I HAVE TO GO CORRECT THEM!!!
34 posted on 02/18/2012 4:09:08 PM PST by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: Steelfish

I suspect the girl is mentally deficient. In a lot of places, they try to “mainstream” such children into ordinary public school, which sometimes works, but much of the time does not.

Mental illness is not fun to watch, and it is very frustrating to try and communicate with someone who looks like they *could* understand, but none of what you are saying is getting through.

It is especially painful when it is intermittent, so they are aware and alert for minutes or hours, and then they aren’t.


35 posted on 02/18/2012 4:10:27 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Steelfish
Police arrested the girl's mother, Tracy Betts, shortly after officers, acting on witness tips, searched for the girl Thursday and found her without clothes and sitting in a car parked near Vail Elementary school.

Once they discovered who the girl’s mother was and where she worked, police went to the Vail campus and took Betts into custody.

This girl's mother was working in an elementary school????
36 posted on 02/18/2012 4:12:58 PM PST by Bob
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To: svcw

I am intrigued that you think you know more than you do. For all we know, the girl ran away and LIKES to crawl around in dumpsters naked. There are some very strange kids out there. They grow up to be strange adults. We have no idea if this girl is a victim or if she is just a nut or just plain ignorant. If she is a victim, we don’t know if her parents are the ones who did it.


37 posted on 02/18/2012 4:24:14 PM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: Spirit of Liberty

>>Fox News story states the car was a BMW!!!

I think there was a rush to judgement on this one. Upscale neighborhood. The kid probably has some mental issues.


38 posted on 02/18/2012 4:35:57 PM PST by expat1000
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To: mamelukesabre
Gimme a break. You don’t know enough about the story to form an opinion.

If YOU read the story you would know enough not to make these comments.

The mother took the girls cloths and shoes so she wouldn't leave the car.

39 posted on 02/18/2012 4:39:23 PM PST by WesternPacific (Deafness has its Advantages)
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To: SaxxonWoods

Because we can feel something is on the horizon. Don’t know what is is, but I have a feeling it ain’t gonna be pretty.


40 posted on 02/18/2012 4:56:53 PM PST by Mathews (Ecclesiastes 10:2 (NIV))
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To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free
I am a shell of a man. I used to be so happy. Modern America just sucks.

*sigh* Dittos, man, dittos.

41 posted on 02/18/2012 5:19:29 PM PST by 6SJ7 (Meh.)
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42 posted on 02/18/2012 5:23:11 PM PST by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-free zones are playgrounds for felons)
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To: mamelukesabre
Read the UK Mail link at post #11, Mr. Smarty Man. You are the one jumping to conclusions--really disturbing conclusions. I spend a great deal of my time with 12 year old kids from all over the economic, social, and racial spectrum and none of them act like this girl did. What freak community are you from???
43 posted on 02/18/2012 6:48:09 PM PST by grellis (I am Jill's overwhelming sense of disgust.)
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To: grellis

“What freak community are you from???’

Just d*mn. I’m from the major freak community of NYC and I tell you for a fact I never saw no naked 12 year olds dumpster diving.

And what “school aide” is driving a Beemer?

What a freaky story indeed.

I hope the little girl will be OK.


44 posted on 02/18/2012 7:39:36 PM PST by jocon307
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To: mamelukesabre

I am still intrigued you do not seem to be bothered by this story.


45 posted on 02/18/2012 9:52:41 PM PST by svcw (Only difference between Romney & BH is one thinks he will be god & other one thinks he already is.)
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To: svcw; mamelukesabre; JRandomFreeper

Unfortunately, stories like this are not so unusual. Here is one that was discovered just about a week and a half ago in Madison, Wis.

http://host.madison.com/news/state_and_regional/stepbrother-charged-with-sexual-abuse-of-wis-teen/article_56490834-5d55-5451-9f6c-c2bf98f7c530.html

This teen-aged girl was found eating garbage, barefoot and wearing nothing but thin pjs and weighing about 70 lbs. The story of her abuse is horrid. This episode is just the second shoe to drop. (about the stepbrother and the sexual abuse). Previously it was revealed that she was kept locked in the basement and forced to eat her own feces and urine while her step brothers and sister were allowed to live upstairs and lead fairly normal lives.

BTW, it is very cold in WI this time of year, in case you live in FL or Hawaii. sarc/off

I don’t care what this girl may, or may not, have done. She doesn’t deserve to be treated like this. I hope the parents are jailed for the rest of their lives.

BTW, Madison, WI is considered one of the most “educated” populations in the USA, and these people are white.


46 posted on 02/19/2012 3:32:44 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: svcw; mamelukesabre; JRandomFreeper

Unfortunately, stories like this are not so unusual. Here is one that was discovered just about a week and a half ago in Madison, Wis.

http://host.madison.com/news/state_and_regional/stepbrother-charged-with-sexual-abuse-of-wis-teen/article_56490834-5d55-5451-9f6c-c2bf98f7c530.html

This teen-aged girl was found eating garbage, barefoot and wearing nothing but thin pjs and weighing about 70 lbs. The story of her abuse is horrid. This episode is just the second shoe to drop. (about the stepbrother and the sexual abuse). Previously it was revealed that she was kept locked in the basement and forced to eat her own feces and urine while her step brothers and sister were allowed to live upstairs and lead fairly normal lives.

BTW, it is very cold in WI this time of year, in case you live in FL or Hawaii. sarc/off

I don’t care what this girl may, or may not, have done. She doesn’t deserve to be treated like this. I hope the parents are jailed for the rest of their lives.

BTW, Madison, WI is considered one of the most “educated” populations in the USA, and these people are white.


47 posted on 02/19/2012 3:32:46 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: grellis

See #47


48 posted on 02/19/2012 3:34:50 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/02/18/article-2103111-11CD192B000005DC-118_468x349.jpg
theres the pic, you called it


49 posted on 02/21/2012 5:44:37 PM PST by thesaleboat (Pray The Rosary Daily (Our Lady, July 13, 1917))
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To: thesaleboat

The MSM is nothing if not consistent. Consistently full of lies, manipulative, socialist, anti-American, anti-God, dangerous, harmful and treasonous.


50 posted on 02/21/2012 8:20:56 PM PST by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (Priority 1: REPEAL OBAMACARE)
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