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Eleven Children Found Caged in Ohio Home
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Posted on 09/12/2005 8:18:35 PM PDT by jmc1969

WAKEMAN, Ohio - Sheriff's deputies found 11 children locked in cages with alarms in a north Ohio home, and prosecutors are looking into possible charges of abuse and neglect.

The children, ages 1 to 14, were in nine cages in the walls of a house outside this city of about 1,000 about 50 miles west of Cleveland, according to the Huron County Sheriff's Office. They had no blankets or pillows, and the cages were rigged with alarms that sounded if the cages were opened, Lt. Randy Sommers said.

The children told authorities they slept in the 40-inches-high by 40 inches-deep cages at night. Doors to some of the cages were blocked with heavy furniture.

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1 posted on 09/12/2005 8:18:37 PM PDT by jmc1969
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To: jmc1969

Why do I get the disturbing thought that these will be classified as "homeschooled" children?


2 posted on 09/12/2005 8:19:59 PM PDT by Lizavetta
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To: jmc1969

Bush better deploy FEMA ASAP!


3 posted on 09/12/2005 8:20:01 PM PDT by xrp (Executing assigned posting duties FLAWLESSLY, zero mistakes)
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To: jmc1969

.."possible charges of abuse and neglect."

What a line.


4 posted on 09/12/2005 8:20:59 PM PDT by Cedar
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To: jmc1969

WAKEMAN, Ohio - Sheriff's deputies found 11 children locked in cages with alarms in a north Ohio home,


Wonderful.


5 posted on 09/12/2005 8:21:32 PM PDT by Black Tooth (The more people I meet, the more I like my dog.)
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To: Lizavetta

The reactionary left and the MSM will try.


6 posted on 09/12/2005 8:21:55 PM PDT by Petronski (Cyborg is the greatest blessing I have ever known.)
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To: jmc1969

"Sharen and Mike Gravelle are adoptive or foster parents for all 11 children"

Family Services at its best.


7 posted on 09/12/2005 8:22:31 PM PDT by Hoodlum91 (I Remember)
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To: Cedar

Hey, maybe it's a non-Christian religious practice? As such it would be a protected wouldn't it?


8 posted on 09/12/2005 8:22:46 PM PDT by The Duke
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To: Lizavetta

of cuss, nobody will add up the overall casualty statistics for the two groups and show them side by side


9 posted on 09/12/2005 8:23:03 PM PDT by The Red Zone (Florida, the sun-shame state, and Illinois the chicken injun.)
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To: Cedar
I am horrified...and like you cannot believe (or stand) the phrasing.

This is beyond belief.

10 posted on 09/12/2005 8:23:09 PM PDT by Republic (Michael Schiavo murdered Terri Schindler.)
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To: jmc1969

Bush's Fault


11 posted on 09/12/2005 8:23:18 PM PDT by SideoutFred (Save us from the Looney Left)
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To: jmc1969

I've often thought of locking mine up, but have yet to find anything they couldn't get out of.

/sarcasm


12 posted on 09/12/2005 8:23:25 PM PDT by KoRn
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To: Lizavetta
Why do I get the disturbing thought that these will be classified as "homeschooled" children?

I don't know - why? Because you don't have a clue? If I couldn't afford private school we would home school sweetie. I hardly think foster children would be allowed to be home schooled.

13 posted on 09/12/2005 8:23:43 PM PDT by Nov3 ("This is the best election night in history." --DNC chair Terry McAuliffe Nov. 2,2004 8p.m.)
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To: jmc1969
"...Sharen and Mike Gravelle are adoptive or foster parents for all 11 children, officials said. Prosecutors were reviewing the case, but no charges had been filed as of Monday night..."

"... A woman who identified herself as Sharen Gravelle's mother but would not give her name said the children were happy in their new home...."
14 posted on 09/12/2005 8:24:56 PM PDT by vannrox (The Preamble to the Bill of Rights - without it, our Bill of Rights is meaningless!)
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To: jmc1969

Looking for mugshots....


15 posted on 09/12/2005 8:25:44 PM PDT by SteveMcKing ("I was born a Democrat. I expect I'll be a Democrat the day I leave this earth." -Zell Miller '04)
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To: jmc1969

What was that house anyhow, a sadism palace? "Cages built into walls" ... few would go to that much trouble even for dogs.


16 posted on 09/12/2005 8:26:12 PM PDT by The Red Zone (Florida, the sun-shame state, and Illinois the chicken injun.)
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To: jmc1969

Yet another Ohio "foster parent" program disaster. At $1,500 / mo / child.


17 posted on 09/12/2005 8:27:04 PM PDT by fat city ("The nation that controls magnetism controls the world.")
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To: Hoodlum91
Sharen and Mike Gravelle are adoptive or foster parents for all 11 children"

How will these children ever trust again?

The only fit punishment is to cage these bastards. But that'll never happen.

18 posted on 09/12/2005 8:27:33 PM PDT by Lijahsbubbe (To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world)
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To: Nov3
I don't know - why? Because you don't have a clue? If I couldn't afford private school we would home school sweetie.

Don't call me sweetie unless you know me, pal.

Before you get on your high horse let me inform you that I'm a veteran homeschool mom of many years. The reason I posted the homeschool comment is because the lamestream media has a habit of publicizing neglect/psycho isolationist parent types and then throws in the "they were homeschooling" phrase, for reasons I'm sure you're aware of.

Next time I'll make the sarcasm a little heavier for your benefit.

19 posted on 09/12/2005 8:29:21 PM PDT by Lizavetta
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To: jmc1969

I realize we don't know all the particulars about this story, but my knee-jerk reaction is to beat the ever loving dog snot out of these "parents". A friggin 1-year old???????? Give me a break.


20 posted on 09/12/2005 8:30:28 PM PDT by CO Gal (Liberals, like puppies, are cute to look at, but shouldn't vote...)
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To: jmc1969

I cannot say what I would like to see happen to these people that would lock up children like this.


21 posted on 09/12/2005 8:30:37 PM PDT by trubluolyguy (Almost everything I say is a joke. When you give me that look, it WAS A JOKE.)
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To: jmc1969

I'm familiar with the concept "Mommy and Daddy are tired", but I think this couple set a new standard.


22 posted on 09/12/2005 8:31:00 PM PDT by RichInOC ("The coffee is strong at Cafe du Monde, the doughnuts are too hot to touch..." Save the Big Greasy!)
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To: jmc1969
...possible charges of abuse and neglect...

YA THINK?

23 posted on 09/12/2005 8:33:37 PM PDT by Jhensy
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To: jmc1969

I would think that foster parents were checked out a little better than this...


24 posted on 09/12/2005 8:36:17 PM PDT by CheneyChick
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To: Nov3
I hardly think foster children would be allowed to be home schooled.

We have friends that have foster kids and they can homeschool their own 4 children but the foster kids have to attend the public school. It has something to do with state laws.

25 posted on 09/12/2005 8:36:31 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal.")
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To: Cedar

.."possible charges of abuse and neglect."


I had to read that twice and im still not beleiving it was stated !


26 posted on 09/12/2005 8:36:33 PM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNK (secus acutulus exspiro ab Acheron bipes actio absol ab Acheron supplico)
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To: jmc1969

Foster care system gone awry.


27 posted on 09/12/2005 8:37:39 PM PDT by taxesareforever (Government is running amuck)
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To: Lizavetta
Why do I get the disturbing thought that these will be classified as "homeschooled" children?

But...if humans are just a more complexly evolved animal - why does it offend so much?

oh that's right, we as humans are fearfully and WONDERFULLY made in God's image and as such should treat and be treated to a higher standard.

Stories like this just about push me over the edge.

28 posted on 09/12/2005 8:38:24 PM PDT by justche (No one can go back and make a brand new start, any one can start now and make a brand new ending)
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To: jmc1969
This is insane. . .

How about a picture of the house. . .in a neighborhood - people maybe 'thinking' something strange - or is did this family live in total isolation?

Will we hear they had been investigated for possible child abuse multiplie times. . .but some Lib social worker kept losing the files; or imagining things not bad here. .

What has really happened here; beyond sick, bain-dead; drug-mind-adults in charge of children. . .

A reality with all the attributes of really bad fiction. . .

Did they ever need a plumber. . .an electrician?

No visiting in-laws?

29 posted on 09/12/2005 8:39:36 PM PDT by cricket (.Just say NO U.N.)
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To: Lizavetta

Well, I knew what you meant.


30 posted on 09/12/2005 8:41:14 PM PDT by Petronski (Cyborg is the greatest blessing I have ever known.)
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To: jmc1969
looking into possible charges of abuse and neglect.

I'd hate to think the authorities were rushing into things without thinking it through........
sarcasm off
this kind of thing makes my blood boil and I don't need to be anywhere near those so called "foster parents".
31 posted on 09/12/2005 8:45:05 PM PDT by Rose of Sharn (I get the best answers when i talk to myself!)
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Why do I get the disturbing thought that these will be classified as "homeschooled" children?

Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler said the children had various disabilities, including autism.
They were special Ed. That's usually covered by the state, too, in order to collect social security payments for them.

32 posted on 09/12/2005 8:46:40 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal.")
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To: xrp

Where is Bush????

He doesn't like caged children!!!!

/sarcasm


33 posted on 09/12/2005 8:47:08 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: jmc1969

Must be pretty high on the dem pecking order to get 11 @ $1500/mo each.


34 posted on 09/12/2005 8:48:31 PM PDT by ClaireSolt (.)
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To: Lijahsbubbe

HO booooooooy. Someone needs to watch the watchmen, capisce?


35 posted on 09/12/2005 8:50:18 PM PDT by The Red Zone (Florida, the sun-shame state, and Illinois the chicken injun.)
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To: Lizavetta
Next time I'll make the sarcasm a little heavier for your benefit.

Maybe you ought to - I went to regular school.

36 posted on 09/12/2005 8:50:24 PM PDT by Nov3 ("This is the best election night in history." --DNC chair Terry McAuliffe Nov. 2,2004 8p.m.)
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To: Lizavetta
Why do I get the disturbing thought that these will be classified as "homeschooled" children?

Just what is this supposed to mean?
37 posted on 09/12/2005 8:50:53 PM PDT by publana
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To: cricket
From further down in the article--

......A children's services investigator saw one of the children in a cage Friday, Sommers said. The sheriff's office obtained a warrant and returned to the house that evening and removed the children.

....... County Prosecutor Russell Leffler said the children had various disabilities, including autism.

There must be a special place in Hades for these two.

How come it took so long for children's services to catch this?

38 posted on 09/12/2005 8:51:09 PM PDT by Tarheel ( Murphy's law #21--Internet flame wars are started by two cats who did not like their supper.)
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To: cricket

On their coffee table... "The Compleat Works Of Edgar Allen Poe."


39 posted on 09/12/2005 8:51:15 PM PDT by The Red Zone (Florida, the sun-shame state, and Illinois the chicken injun.)
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To: Lizavetta

You'll have to make it heavier for mine, too. I also put the emphasis on the wrong words. Sorry.


40 posted on 09/12/2005 8:52:28 PM PDT by publana
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To: jmc1969

Auction off the right to shoot these 2 in the head on EBAY and donate the cash. I'd bid on it.


42 posted on 09/12/2005 8:58:02 PM PDT by Pylon (Remember boys, flies spread disease, so keep yours closed.)
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To: jmc1969

Come quickly, Lord Jesus...


43 posted on 09/12/2005 8:58:28 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Lord, we need a Logan miracle for Simcha7 and Cowboy. Please.)
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To: jmc1969; Squantos; T'wit; MamaLucci; Petruchio; nikos1121

The so-called "parents" ought to be horse-whipped then SHOT!


44 posted on 09/12/2005 9:01:08 PM PDT by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: CO Gal
I realize we don't know all the particulars about this story, but my knee-jerk reaction is to beat the ever loving dog snot out of these "parents".

No more particulars necessary...let the beatings begin!

45 posted on 09/12/2005 9:05:46 PM PDT by BikerTrash (Enough already with the carnival freak show...bring back COOL!)
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To: Jhensy

"possible charges of abuse and neglect..."

Incredible statement..Is this like "the alleged killer" in a murder that was caught on tape with 5 eyewitnesses?


46 posted on 09/12/2005 9:08:36 PM PDT by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: Tarheel
"County Prosecutor Russell Leffler said the children had various disabilities, including autism."

Any studies on 'cage induced autism'?

And yes, if there is Justice in this world. . .or the next; these folks will have to pay.

And for those farther down the 'chain of events'. . .Ohio is a Demrat state, right?

47 posted on 09/12/2005 9:09:12 PM PDT by cricket (.Just say NO U.N.)
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To: publana

I have no problem discerning the mearning. She means that when there is a crime committed within a family unit, the press makes an effort to emphasize homeschooling if the family involved was homeschooling as if homeschooling families are weird and dangerous. Many examples of such coverage have been posted on FR. The press makes no mention when crimes occur within families that send their kids to public school, however. That's what the poster was referring to. The issue of press bias against homeschooling as exhibited in such news stories has been discussed on FR several times in the past.


48 posted on 09/12/2005 9:10:30 PM PDT by Irene Adler
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To: cricket

No Ohio is Republican, and Wakeman is in a more conservative area too.


49 posted on 09/12/2005 9:14:26 PM PDT by Tuxedo (This space for rent.)
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To: The Red Zone
"On their coffee table... "The Compleat Works Of Edgar Allen Poe."

LOL. . .and yes. . .along with 'Mommy Dearest' and Sybill. . .classics in authentic childhood horror. . .

Probably loved 'algore'. . .

50 posted on 09/12/2005 9:16:42 PM PDT by cricket (.Just say NO U.N.)
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