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Arrested dad wants answers after daughter draws gun pic
Toronto Sun ^ | 2012-02-25 | KRIS SIMS

Posted on 02/25/2012 6:53:17 PM PST by Todd_Gray

OTTAWA - Jessie Sansone and his family are reeling after he was arrested and strip searched by police after his four-year-old daughter drew a picture of a man with a gun in her Kitchener, Ont., kindergarten class.

The 26-year-old father of four said Saturday the sketch was supposed to be him, getting the bad guys and monsters.

The school must have thought differently, as after Nevaeh drew it Wednesday, the school contacted Family and Children's Services and they called police.

Waterloo Police met Sansone at the school when he tried to pick up his kids he was told he was charged with possession of a firearm. He was then handcuffed and put him in one of the several squad cars waiting outside, he said.

"When I was finally able to see my family, after this ordeal was over, my little girl ran up and gave me a hug me and asked: 'Daddy, are you mad at me?'" said Sansone, his voice choked. "How could she ever think that I would be mad at her? She knows this has to do with her drawing."

Sansone, and his wife, Stephanie, have been together since they were teenagers. They have four children, aged 10 years to 15 months, and Stephanie is five-months pregnant with their fifth child.

"Years ago, being really young parents we were given the cold shoulder, like we didn't know how to raise our children, this feels like that again, because I felt totally alone in that cell," Sansone said. "We still can't believe this happened to us."

Sansone had a scrape with the law five years ago, but has since turned his life around, left Toronto for Kingston, Ont., and has become a certified counsellor.

While Sansone was being strip searched at the police station: told to disrobe, lift his testicles and bend over, his wife was home with their 15-month-old daughter.

"They came to my house, told my wife that I had been charged with possession of firearms, that she would have to come with them, and that Sundae (their infant daughter) would have to go with the social worker," said Sansone. Stephanie called her Mom who rushed over to take Sundae instead.

"My littlest is still in diapers with a bottle. Thank goodness my mother-in-law lives nearby," Sansone said.

Once Stephanie got to the police station she had to wait.

"The detective was giving my wife the idea that our children were at the police station with her, just in another room at the station. She was waiting for over an hour, close to two hours, not knowing where the kids were," Sansone said.

His children had been at Family and Children's Services, being interviewed by social workers.

"So, my wife was really panicking at that point. So her and the detective drove down to children's services. They questioned each of my children."

Now the family is trying their best to explain things to their kids.

"At that interview, I wasn't there, my wife wasn't there, but my boys, all they know right now is: 'Daddy and guns, guns and Daddy' - my kids knew all the police were at the school because of me. Now I have to explain to them how much of a mistake this is."

Sansone said police searched his house and found a plastic toy gun that shoots foam darts.

"So many people dealt with this situation in the wrong way," said Sansone.

"I know the principal really well, how could he judge my character in this way? I drop off and pick the kids up every day, I always say hello, I sign every report card, I go to every parent teacher meeting, I am an active parent at that school."

The family is trying to decide what to do next, and they are finding a new school for their children to attend.


TOPICS: Canada; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist

1 posted on 02/25/2012 6:53:19 PM PST by Todd_Gray
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To: Todd_Gray

Well his daughter did draw a gun.


2 posted on 02/25/2012 6:56:55 PM PST by Paleo Conservative
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To: Todd_Gray

I truly believe that all of the liberals in the USA and Canada are completely insane and they expect the rest of us to join them soon.

Uh-uh.


3 posted on 02/25/2012 6:57:59 PM PST by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: Todd_Gray

If you think we are still free you are deluded. This fascist school system has to be dismantled. Marxists/socialists throw out Natural Law and because of that, they are irrational. There is no Reason and Logic in Marxist ideology. They treat people as termites. The homoerotica in their searches is dehumanizing (on purpose) and has to change.


4 posted on 02/25/2012 7:01:35 PM PST by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: Todd_Gray

This the face of fascism. Plain and simple.


5 posted on 02/25/2012 7:02:54 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: Todd_Gray

This has to be one of the most absurd things I’ve read in a few days.


6 posted on 02/25/2012 7:03:07 PM PST by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: 43north
This gun thing is definitely an item in the mental illness that bedevils all the Leftwingtards.

We need a cure soon ~ maybe vigorous lashing?!

7 posted on 02/25/2012 7:05:06 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Todd_Gray

Insanity is destroying civilization.


8 posted on 02/25/2012 7:05:25 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: basil

My children used to take their sandwiches and eat them into the shape of a pistol and then “shoot” each other.

Today, I would be strip searched, sodomized with a baton, and tasered if they did this in a school.

What a coincidence, I sent my kids to a Lutheran school. My goal was to keep them away from the libs and perverts who run our public schools.


9 posted on 02/25/2012 7:07:54 PM PST by american_ranger
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To: muawiyah

A great American named Colonel Jeff Cooper called them “hoplophobes”.

I prefer the more generic term “a$$holes”.


10 posted on 02/25/2012 7:08:42 PM PST by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: Todd_Gray
While Sansone was being strip searched at the police station: told to disrobe, lift his testicles and bend over, his wife was home with their 15-month-old daughter.

"No rifles, bazookas or hand grenades under here captain."


11 posted on 02/25/2012 7:11:32 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: savagesusie

You realize this happened in Canada, right?


12 posted on 02/25/2012 7:12:26 PM PST by bigdaddy45
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To: Paleo Conservative

I drew tanks, attack aircraft and battle scenes in grade school, though I had never seen any of these in person...(just on TV).


13 posted on 02/25/2012 7:16:06 PM PST by Deaf Smith
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To: bigdaddy45
You realize this happened in Canada, right?

Yeah, couldn't happen here. /s

14 posted on 02/25/2012 7:22:45 PM PST by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: bigdaddy45

Yeah - they sure blow things out of proportion up there. Here in the states the little girl would have just been suspended from school and given a psych. evaluation.


15 posted on 02/25/2012 7:25:11 PM PST by 21twelve
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To: american_ranger
My children used to take their sandwiches and eat them into the shape of a pistol and then “shoot” each other.

One of my classmates in 7th grade would draw a complete western town and gunfight on a regular piece of notebook paper in class.

They were like still shots of a cowboy movie - Cowboys on rooftops, cowboys and Indians on horseback, Indians hiding behind bushes - all with pistols and rifles shooting the heck out of each other.

He was very good at it - each drawing was a complete story. After each class he would throw them away and do another one in the next class. He never did any homework or participated in classroom work but he could draw like a wizard. I wish I had kept a few of those drawings.

In those days they didn't have social promotions so of course he flunked. But it didn't bother him.

Back then the teachers just left him alone. Today his parents would probably be in prison.


16 posted on 02/25/2012 7:27:13 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: Deaf Smith

I drew Colonial Vipers shooting at Cylons back in the late 70’s.

:-P

That... and aircraft bombing little stick figure soldiers.

(I’d probably have been locked up as a terrorist trying to commit genocide, nowadays.)


17 posted on 02/25/2012 7:33:26 PM PST by gogogodzilla (Live free or die!)
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To: 21twelve

Suspension, psych eval and a coupon for free birth control.


18 posted on 02/25/2012 7:34:17 PM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: gogogodzilla

A Rat Patrol Jeep, jumping a dune while blazing away with the M2 was good for book covers.


19 posted on 02/25/2012 7:38:18 PM PST by Deaf Smith
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To: american_ranger

I have no doubt that you would be.

Some days I think the world’s inhabitants have gone bezerk..


20 posted on 02/25/2012 7:44:30 PM PST by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: Deaf Smith

I was on a “Rat Patrol” kick awhile ago - watching them on Hulu. Fun stuff!


21 posted on 02/25/2012 7:48:38 PM PST by 21twelve
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To: savagesusie

Yes-—but it is happening in US schools—the lunches—and drawings of guns with boys in CA—sexual harassment charges of little boys—it has been happening for years but is much worse since zero.

Canada is in worse shape but the takeover of schools is in all Western Civ. countries. CS Lewis writes about the abolition of man—and the intentional destruction of Reason and Logic and Virtue in the English schools in 1930’s as Dewey, the Fabian Socialist, did the exact same to US schools.

I think in sweeping broad brush terms of Western Civilization :) -—the US has an advantage—YES—it is our God-Given Rights guaranteed by the Constitution—but as Mark Levin says-—we are in a Post Constitutional “Republic”.

Marxists control everything and we need to throw them out. They have NO right to be involved in education of our children. It is the government of We the People and WE do NOT HAVE MASTERS!!!

The Leviathan has complete access to your children’s minds. Turn off their garbage—MSM—and educate your children in the Classics. Burn public school textbooks, homeschool—(their resources are fantastic and patriotic and include God and morality) unlike those in todays schools which are infused with BF Skinner cr*p to brainwash and condition into Marxist/Atheism/paganism.


22 posted on 02/25/2012 7:50:26 PM PST by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: 21twelve

“Here in the states the little girl would have just been suspended from school and given a psych. evaluation.”

And removed from the home and turned over to Social Services.


23 posted on 02/25/2012 7:54:36 PM PST by Mears (Alcohol. Tobacco. Firearms. What's not to like?)
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To: Todd_Gray

This is such a blatant case of government evil that it just might push some people over the edge and find all those responsible for these actions and kill them.

They need killing.


24 posted on 02/25/2012 7:59:27 PM PST by yarddog
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To: savagesusie
"Marxists control everything and we need to throw them out."

There are too many of them for us to throw them out. We need to split the country into free states and slave states. The Marxists will self-deport to the slave states because they all think they will be the slave masters.


25 posted on 02/25/2012 8:21:50 PM PST by UnwashedPeasant (Don't nuke me, bro)
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To: jwalsh07

The Fascists were thugs and so had some common sense.


26 posted on 02/25/2012 8:23:05 PM PST by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: Todd_Gray

To a liberal, it’s a serious crime and child abuse for a father to tell his children about guns.

To a liberal, it’s perfectly OK for a mother to kill her same child as long as it’s still in the womb.


27 posted on 02/25/2012 8:24:23 PM PST by Alas Babylon!
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To: UnwashedPeasant

You could slice off off the Metro area of Chicago and bring the rest of the state into the Red Union.


28 posted on 02/25/2012 8:27:34 PM PST by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: Paleo Conservative
Well his daughter did draw a gun.

Yeah ... the horrible terrorist bastard.

Best to just hang the whole family. Can't have those Enemies of the State breeding, now can we?

29 posted on 02/25/2012 8:28:26 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Todd_Gray

At least its heartening to see most of the comments to the story think the school, child services, and the cops were utter morons, some hope for us yet, albeit The Sun is our ‘conservative’ paper.


30 posted on 02/25/2012 8:32:45 PM PST by battousai (Conservatives are racist? YES, I hate stupid white liberals.)
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To: gogogodzilla
It was WWII naval battles, for me.

I hate to think what today's nanny-state school types would do with the boy I was aeons ago ... they'd probably diagnose me with a half-dozen different "disorders" and load me with drugs. Or try ... I think my parents would probably have told them to stuff it.

31 posted on 02/25/2012 8:33:21 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Todd_Gray

Of course this whole thing was just utter stupidity on the part of the “officials” involved, but I couldn’t help but wonder at this part:

“...told to disrobe, lift his testicles...”

Did this guy have such a huge pair that someone thought he had a .45 hidden under them???


32 posted on 02/25/2012 8:37:29 PM PST by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: Todd_Gray

He needs to get a lawyer and sue everyone involved.


33 posted on 02/25/2012 8:44:11 PM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: 43north

One day there will be a p=re birth test for liberalism.I would support mandatory abortions in such cases.


34 posted on 02/25/2012 8:58:20 PM PST by BigCinBigD
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To: Nik Naym
Did this guy have such a huge pair that someone thought he had a .45 hidden under them???

Well... he does have a 5th kid on the way =P
35 posted on 02/25/2012 9:16:28 PM PST by battousai (Conservatives are racist? YES, I hate stupid white liberals.)
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To: Todd_Gray

“The family is trying to decide what to do next, and they are finding a new school for their children to attend.”

Frankly, he should sue and own the school and sue the town, PD, CPS, the whole lot of them.


36 posted on 02/25/2012 9:30:21 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: Todd_Gray

Everytime I hear another story like this, I thank God I never had any kids. The ship is lost. Put money on it.


37 posted on 02/25/2012 9:38:54 PM PST by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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To: Todd_Gray
Sansone said police searched his house and found a plastic toy gun that shoots foam darts.

Or, as a liberal would describe it, "a fully automatic assault rifle."

38 posted on 02/25/2012 9:41:41 PM PST by TChad
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To: Todd_Gray

He should sue their asses.


39 posted on 02/25/2012 9:42:15 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: 21twelve

The Rat Patrol-In Color!


40 posted on 02/25/2012 10:28:34 PM PST by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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Statist scumbags.


41 posted on 02/25/2012 10:35:58 PM PST by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: Todd_Gray
The government schools: this is how the socialists/statists/democrats started the destruction of America, capitalism , and freedom.

Look at the insanity and “zero tolerance” etc. these government schools are perpetrating.

The government can't do anything right. But people allow them to do so many things now.

Once people accepted that the government has a right to demand that people must send their children to a government “school” every day , that started the slide.

Why people accept that the government can indoctrinate our children for 8 hours per day, and “educate” our children is beyond me. They see or saw “schools” as something benign . what I see is government socialist goons (nurse ratchets) as in the TSA indoctrinating and oppressing us and our children.

42 posted on 02/26/2012 3:48:40 AM PST by Democrat_media (China is destroying all our jobs and manufacturing ability. China makes everything.)
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To: Todd_Gray

xref
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2850930/posts


43 posted on 02/26/2012 4:19:06 AM PST by kanawa
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To: bigdaddy45

So, you’d like to think stuff like this does not happen in the good old USA?
That’s delusional. Social workers in the Departments of Social Services are run amok in this country. As with gubmint bureaucrats everywhere, they care not about “the children”. They care about increasing their power and safeguarding their jobs. They care not who they harm in the process.
In the last 18 months, I have been through a nightmare of epic proportions with my ex-wife in a custody battle.
It started out with a false domestic violence allegation, that I wrote about in this post:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2512657/posts
It went on to yet another false domestic violence allegation, yet again dismissed by the courts.
And finally, in December, 2011, it culminated in the nuclear bomb of custody disputes, allegations by the ex-wife that I sexually abused my 3 1/2 year old daughter.
Innocent until proven guilty?
This is no longer the case in the USA.
What these social services bureaucrats can put you through, with no evidence, based on an allegation from a malevolent, malicious ex-wife is beyond surreal.

I just received word last week, that the allegations have been found to be “unsubstantiated” and that no abuse occurred.

The system is broken, there is no protection for the innocent. I have spent $140,000.00 on legal and other fees in 18 months due to the absurd system of “protection for the woman and child”.

I’ve had enough.


44 posted on 02/26/2012 5:34:39 AM PST by jsh3180
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To: Todd_Gray
This story is from my hometown.
How times have changed...


45 posted on 02/26/2012 6:44:39 AM PST by kanawa
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To: Todd_Gray
Now the family is trying their best to explain things to their kids.

The explanation is simple: you don't live in a country that respects individual liberty.

46 posted on 02/26/2012 6:52:32 AM PST by PhatHead
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To: american_ranger

My son and his family were recently on a trip home from Turks and Caicos and had to connect in Charlotte, NC to go through customs. While waiting, my grandsons (5 & 3) saw photos of prohibited items to have in your bags. The oldest one was very impressed with the pictures of the various weapons and kept saying ooh, Max look at those. He finally said very loudly “Mommy do we have those in our bags?” My DIL about died.


47 posted on 02/26/2012 8:00:03 AM PST by surrey
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To: Todd_Gray

http://www.mrctv.org/videos/ezra-windsor-guntoon


48 posted on 02/26/2012 8:37:31 AM PST by kanawa
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