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DA: Foster dad was high around time child left in hot car
KAKE News ^ | Aug 01, 2014 | KAKE News

Posted on 08/02/2014 1:40:10 PM PDT by eccentric

WICHITA, Kan. — The Sedgwick County District Attorney is alleging that a foster father was high while a baby was left in a hot car last week. She later died.

Sedgwick County District Attorney Marc Bennett read the allegations during a bond reduction hearing for Seth Jackson on Friday afternoon.

Bennett said that Jackson had run out of marijuana on the morning of July 24. That afternoon, he reportedly took two children to meet with his drug dealer where he bought more.

When he got home, Bennett said he left the 10-month-old girl in the car, went inside and smoked marijuana. He didn't realize the child was still in the car until more than two hours later, but she was already dead.

Since he believes Jackson was high on the day she died, he supports the higher bond amount. Even with the first degree murder charge, Bennett does not feel Jackson is a flight risk.

Jackson can be free on a $50,000 surety bond. Jackson's attorney, Les Hulnick, told KAKE News this is the first he's heard of the marijuana allegations. He also called the first degree murder charge "ludicrous." He expected Jackson to bond out of jail before 5 p.m. Friday, but as of 10 p.m., his bond still hadn't been posted.

Jackson's adopted children are now in state custody. Other children he and his partner were fostering have also been removed from the home.

Department for Children and Families Secretary Phyllis Gilmore released another statement following Friday's developments:

“Should the allegations prove to be true, I am appalled that a precious, helpless child suffered such an unthinkable death while her foster parent was allegedly using drugs. We expect parents to protect and care for their children. We expect even more of our foster parents. They have a duty to put the children in their care before themselves always and provide a loving, safe environment. This incident is a rare exception to the otherwise strong record of foster care safety in Kansas. Drug use is not tolerated among our foster parents.”


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Kansas
KEYWORDS: baby; dopersrights; drugwar; homosexualagenda; hotcar; legaldope; marijuana; whytheycallitdope; wod
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1 posted on 08/02/2014 1:40:11 PM PDT by eccentric
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To: eccentric

I guess if you are a foster child your life isn’t worth sh*t in the eyes of The State.


2 posted on 08/02/2014 1:48:36 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: eccentric

But hey, it’s no more harmful than alcohol, right?

And it’s “just another lifestyle” Who are we to judge those that want to smoke dope?


3 posted on 08/02/2014 1:55:46 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Get rid of "birthright citizenship" Out of room . . . no mas)
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To: samtheman

Our daughter was in foster care in Kansas before we adopted her. The system worked for her. She was with a wonderful family for 11 months. We kept in touch for a long time. I need to call them.


4 posted on 08/02/2014 1:56:26 PM PDT by Mercat
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5 posted on 08/02/2014 1:56:43 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: eccentric

This is that NOTHING-TO-SEE-HERE story of the two gay guys with a ***houseful*** of kids supplied by the state.


6 posted on 08/02/2014 1:57:08 PM PDT by madprof98
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To: eccentric

So two guys live together and foster multiple children for which they receive subsidies that they then use to buy drugs. Great. Kansas does need to change the policy of singles being able to foster and adopt children. Google Andrew Ellmaker.


7 posted on 08/02/2014 2:05:04 PM PDT by Mercat
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To: eccentric

Long story, I’ll try to keep short

About 40 years ago, my wife and I were foster parents, one of our foster children was 3 year old Carmen. We had taken all the children to the park and for a scant few seconds, nobody had an eye on Carmen. I saw her out of the corner of my eye, about to walk in front of my 5 year old son, who was swinging on the swings.

Too late to react in time, his foot kicked her squarely in the mouth, she was crying and bleeding profusely, we rushed her to the nearest E.R. and I carried her in.

The nurses tried to take her from my arms but every time they did she started screaming again, I knew they wanted to get her alone so they could question her and I had no objections. My son had already told them that he had accidently kicked her. However, Carmen objected to being separated from me, so the nurse allowed me to go into the exam room and hold her.

The kick had caused her to bite her tongue, hence all the blood. It aggrieved me, probably out of proportion, that while I was holding her, they pulled her pants and panties down, to look at her vagina. I asked them why did they think she was clinging to me so tightly, if I were her abuser. They had no answer as to why little Carmen wouldn’t let go of me. I told them it was because she knew that I love her and she loved me in return.


8 posted on 08/02/2014 2:06:46 PM PDT by Graybeard58 ( A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things. Eccl 10,v 19)
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To: A_Former_Democrat
>"But hey, it’s no more harmful than alcohol, right?"

Then why aren't nazi death squads kicking in doors for alcohol? Plenty of cheeruns have been maimed killed and scarred for LIFE because of booze!

You can't have half prohibition and NOT be a hypocrite! You can't be a half nanny statist either! Fascist!

9 posted on 08/02/2014 2:15:41 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:32 "The arrogant one will stumble and fall ; / ?)
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To: Graybeard58

On one hand I can understand how awful that would be - to be silently accused - on the other hand, after so many rotten things have happened to kids what if they had not tried to check?

Good on you for being a great guy!


10 posted on 08/02/2014 2:18:14 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: Graybeard58

That’s a terrible story! Unbelievable! Infuriating - to me, anyway.


11 posted on 08/02/2014 2:43:43 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: eccentric

KS is in need of drastic reform, but Bob Dole is still in D.C. and out of office. Where is Bob?


12 posted on 08/02/2014 2:47:04 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Liberals keep winning; so the American people must now be all-liberal all the time.)
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To: Aria

So every time a child gets hurt or cries, her pants should be pulled down and her little legs pulled apart to look for sexual abuse???? I think that’s obscene in itself!


13 posted on 08/02/2014 2:54:22 PM PDT by Shimmer1 (Ok, the joke's over. Bring back the Constitution.)
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To: madprof98

What a total disgrace. Two Perez Hilton types are able to adopt 5 children while high as kites. I shudder at what else has gone on - especially when they were high as kites.


14 posted on 08/02/2014 2:55:09 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: eccentric

Adopting and fostering was the way these two made their living. Poor black kids are fostered by homosexuals often. They come with a chunk of moneys, so do the fosters.

So five kids? at least 10K per month plus travel time reimbursement, all health care paid for and I am pretty sure food stamps included.


15 posted on 08/02/2014 3:03:41 PM PDT by Chickensoup (Leftist totalitarian fascism is on the move.)
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To: Chickensoup

In the one photo I saw, the kids were white and blond. A least two pretty little boys.


16 posted on 08/02/2014 3:07:21 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Shimmer1

life ain’t perfect.

and no, I didn’t say that - but what - you think they should NEVER check?


17 posted on 08/02/2014 3:12:15 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: Chickensoup

“Adopting and fostering was the way these two made their living. Poor black kids are fostered by homosexuals often. They come with a chunk of moneys, so do the fosters.”

Common in the ghetto in general; money for the kids is spent by the “parents”.


18 posted on 08/02/2014 3:15:36 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: miss marmelstein
Two Perez Hilton types are able to adopt 5 children while high as kites.

The new normal. If they had been CHRISTIANS, on the other hand, they would have been treated as abusive haters--totally unsuitable to care for children.

19 posted on 08/02/2014 3:16:13 PM PDT by madprof98
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To: A_Former_Democrat

“But hey, it’s no more harmful than alcohol, right?

And it’s “just another lifestyle” Who are we to judge those that want to smoke dope?”

How about alcoholic and drugs are BOTH harmful in many ways.

Not surprisingly, Christianity (temperance, prohibition), Mormonism, and Islam have decided against alcohol.

I’m not against alcohol, but I can see the harm it has done, does today, and will do in the future.

Drugs the same.


20 posted on 08/02/2014 3:16:16 PM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: miss marmelstein

In the one photo I saw, the kids were white and blond. A least two pretty little boys.

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if white and adopted or fostered over the age of 18 months , they get federal aid. and almost as much money. Surprising that the children were photographed.


21 posted on 08/02/2014 3:16:32 PM PDT by Chickensoup (Leftist totalitarian fascism is on the move.)
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To: kearnyirish2

Common in the ghetto in general; money for the kids is spent by the “parents”.

__________________-

Common everywhere. big moneymaker.


22 posted on 08/02/2014 3:17:30 PM PDT by Chickensoup (Leftist totalitarian fascism is on the move.)
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To: A_Former_Democrat
And it’s “just another lifestyle” Who are we to judge those that want to smoke dope?

Other children he and his partner were fostering have also been removed from the home.

I don't mean to denigrate the good people that do foster, but fostering itself, is a lifestyle. A welfare lifestyle. Kids are rotated in and out and the welfare just keeps rolling in.

As I said, your mileage may vary, but I see this with three "families" I am acquainted with. The kids are all, to a one, future Obamavoters. I apologize for my bluntness, but it's true.

I was under the impression that fostering was a more permanent arrangement somewhat akin to adoption. It's not.
23 posted on 08/02/2014 3:18:23 PM PDT by 98ZJ USMC
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To: truth_seeker

They are

But I was ridiculing the dope advocates’ “arguments” they’ve been regurgitating ad nauseum for decades

The purpose of dope is to get high, that’s it. Not everyone drinks to get drunk. In fact, by far most don’t. So to those trying to equate the two, no such luck.


24 posted on 08/02/2014 3:24:32 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Get rid of "birthright citizenship" Out of room . . . no mas)
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To: A_Former_Democrat

What’s weird is that I think a lot of the people who want to outlaw cigarettes are fine with marijuana. At least, they seem to be in the same crowd. What IS that, anyway?


25 posted on 08/02/2014 3:25:27 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady
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To: Aria

Is there only two choices? Always or never? That’s a logical fallacy. Non sequitur.


26 posted on 08/02/2014 3:38:11 PM PDT by Shimmer1 (Ok, the joke's over. Bring back the Constitution.)
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To: eccentric

Lets legalize mj in more states. For the children... /s


27 posted on 08/02/2014 3:40:02 PM PDT by Mom MD
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To: Mom MD

The neighborhood they live in is NOT a ghetto. It’s not the wealthiest ‘hood in town, but not the worst, either. Their block sits next to one of the biggest and nicest protestant churches in town so whose to say they don’t go to church? Many of the gays DO go to church.

Whose to say he was high at the time the child died? And what about his partner? The partner isn’t accused, yet the partner spaced out the kid, too and he’s equally responsible for the welfare of all the kids. Even the other kids in the home spaced out the baby, and kids are usually on top of stuff like that.

I think they overstated the charges so that the Jury will convict on a lesser charge..the one they actually do want.


28 posted on 08/02/2014 3:53:21 PM PDT by PrairieLady2
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To: Theodore R.

Florida, last I heard.


29 posted on 08/02/2014 3:56:45 PM PDT by LT Brass Bancroft
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To: A_Former_Democrat

“The purpose of dope is to get high, that’s it. Not everyone drinks to get drunk. In fact, by far most don’t. So to those trying to equate the two, no such luck.”

As one who has done both, but now does none, I assure you that often a person does NOT intend to get “high” on either one, but sometimes does.

With mind altering substances, it is the risk factor that causes damage to self, and more importantly to others.

The overwhelming majority of drunk driving deaths don’t come from the intention for it to go that way.

I do equate them. Plenty of people can use drugs, and drink, “recreationally.”

And sometimes they can’t. And a certain fraction of society can do neither consistently “recreationally.” They drink/drug to excess.

That is not even touching on a huge problem: elderly on prescription pain meds, whacked out of their minds, and some of them driving.

The drinker of course is a good moral being, the illicit drug user an evil rebel. But what of the elderly pill popper when he/she kills your child, while driving?


30 posted on 08/02/2014 4:27:59 PM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: Shimmer1

You’re the one who said EVERY time, not me. I asked you if they should NEVER check.

“So every time a child gets hurt or cries, ...”

I have zero interest in arguing with you and on my end this is the end of the subject. You can continue by yourself if you like.


31 posted on 08/02/2014 4:33:17 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: A_Former_Democrat

Yep. People just have a drink or two to relax. In other words, to catch a buzz.


32 posted on 08/02/2014 4:41:44 PM PDT by Wolfie
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To: A_Former_Democrat; rawcatslyentist

https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=leaves+child+in+car+to+drink


33 posted on 08/02/2014 4:44:09 PM PDT by Wolfie
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To: eccentric

But the druggie libertarians keep telling me MJ is a victimless crime - nobody gets hurt smoking grass!

Therefore this story must be wrong.


34 posted on 08/02/2014 4:53:12 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: eccentric

Haven’t read all comments yet, but the foster father is homosexual: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/gay-kansas-dad-leaves-foster-baby-hot-car-article-1.1886984


35 posted on 08/02/2014 6:42:33 PM PDT by NetAddicted (Just looking)
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To: eccentric

Maybe gay potheads aren’t ideal foster parents.


36 posted on 08/02/2014 7:46:14 PM PDT by Baladas
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To: A_Former_Democrat
>>"The purpose of dope is to get high, that’s it."

Thank you Dr Boozebreath.

A lot of people have used it for pain relief! For insomnia! For appetite increase! To stop epileptic seizures. To prevent BLINDNESS! To CURE CANCER!

Just because you think Reefer Madness was a documentary does not make it so. Cannabis does NOT make anyone a criminal. The law does. There is no justice in an unjust law either.

37 posted on 08/02/2014 8:02:23 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:32 "The arrogant one will stumble and fall ; / ?)
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To: LT Brass Bancroft

I didn’t know Bob and Elizabeth are in FL. Thanks, they were able to fool KS for a long time.


38 posted on 08/02/2014 9:13:29 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Liberals keep winning; so the American people must now be all-liberal all the time.)
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To: miss marmelstein; Chode

“What a total disgrace. Two Perez Hilton types are able to adopt 5 children while high as kites. I shudder at what else has gone on - especially when they were high as kites.”

We all know what was going on. No need to ask.


39 posted on 08/03/2014 9:15:18 PM PDT by Morgana ( Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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