Skip to comments.Waterboarding Charges Against Delaware Doctor Who Tortured Young Daughter
Posted on 08/09/2012 12:43:13 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd
A Delaware pediatrician who writes about near-death experiences of children and has appeared on "Oprah" is accused of waterboarding his 11-year-old daughter for two years, according to Delaware State Police.
Dr. Melvin Morse, 58, and his wife Pauline, 40, were arrested Tuesday, a day after their daughter told a child advocate that her father had "waterboarded" her four times between May 2009 and May 2011 while her mother watched and did nothing to stop the abuse, Cpl. Gary Fournier told ABC News.
As a method of disciplining his daughter, Morse held her face under a running faucet, causing the water to go up her nose, Fournier said.
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Add him to the list of sickos that Oprah featured on her show. There is something seriously wrong with that woman.
His books seem pretty popular with religious types keen on scientific "proof" of life after death.
Builds character ;-)
My case wasn’t quite this bad, but I COMPLETELY BELIEVE HER.
If you tell anyone they automatically do NOT believe you since:
1. doctors don’t hurt people
2. families with money don’t do that
YOU’RE TOTALLY ALONE, USUALLY
Yes, it's so annoying when people say "waterboarding" when they really should be saying "suffocation drowning to bring on primal death panic into unconsciousness."
Nope. Been on the receiving end of this kind of stuff. Even after forgiveness, the pain never goes away. The kid, the teen, the adult, the old person...he/she never stops wondering why the people who were supposed to love and protect him didn’t. It takes a lot of living to trust again.
My point (which I think you understood) is the term has lost any precise meaning. There is a short description from the girl, of what took place, but, again, not very precise. Before condemning anybody, I want something more than whatever image we each choose to bring to our mind when the word “waterboarding” is used.
Your statement assumes facts that I have not seen presented in evidence - which helps to make my point. You conjure up the phrase “suffocation drowning to bring on primal death panic into unconsciousness” from the word “waterboarding” - which may or may not be an accurate desription of what happened to this young girl.
Sorry to hear about that abuse. That sounds terrible. Makes it impossible to enjoy life as a kid.
Yes, precise meanings are very important when condemning someone. Everyone assumes they know what happened based on the word. We don’t. A clear description of what is alleged to have taken place was not provided - but “water-boarding” is such a hot button, that everyone creates their own private scenario in their mind as to what actually happened.
Any reasonable reading of my initial post would not conclude that I am defending anybody here - just asking for clarity before I reach a conclusion.
As a thought exercise, let me paint a scenario:
The girl gets something in her eye, the parents try to wash it out by putting her face under a faucet. She understably panics and her father tells her not to worry, even though it feels like drowning, she won’t die or suffer brain damage.
I do NOT (let me repeat, NOT - folks tend to leap to erroneous conclusions on this board) think this is what happened. I am just illustrating the point that there are other scenarios that can fit what we know about this story.
Like I said before - the account of her being dragged across the gravel driveway made cringee - but while the story implies that she was dragged by her ankle (which would be undeniably brutal), it doesn’t actually say that.
The story I read was poor journalism - intentionally invoking images, but not really reporting with precision and clarity. I’ve seen enough Zimmerman type stories out there that I tend to delay my indignation until I have more clarity, and yes, precision.
I wonder if he is a democrat. They are usually against such behaviors.
Seriously, it is a very bad situation for the youngster. Mother watches, Dad does this terible thing. Hope she is OK.