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Children flee from abuse of mother and lesbian lover (pc media blackout)
Beacon Journal ^ | May. 06, 2003 | Andale Gross

Posted on 05/07/2003 9:32:17 AM PDT by longtermmemmory

Pre-dawn call brings abuse to light Man alerts Akron police after seeing three boys walking toward I-77 By Andale Gross Beacon Journal staff writer

Jeff Russell did a double take when he drove past three children a week ago in the chilly pre-dawn hours walking toward the highway.

Three boys dressed in T-shirts, the smallest riding on the shoulders of one of the older boys, were heading north on East Avenue near Interstate 77, about a mile away from their Florida Avenue home in Kenmore. They had walked past houses and car lots and were near a gas station.

Russell, a postal worker who spotted the youngsters as he drove a mail truck shortly before 4:30 a.m. April 28, was one of the few people out at that hour.

``What got me was how small they were and what time it was,'' said Russell, 49.

When he telephoned Akron police five to 10 minutes later, Russell didn't realize the boys were fleeing from their home where it is alleged they and two siblings were being abused by their mother and her domestic partner of seven years.

Mary Rowles, 30, and the woman she calls her spouse, Alice Jenkins, 27, each face five felony counts of child endangering. Jenkins also faces two counts of felonious assault.

Akron Police Sgt. Brian Harding said if it weren't for Russell's phone call along with the calls of anonymous tipsters, police might not have learned about the abuse.

``The call was very important. That started the ball rolling,'' he said.

Russell said: ``I was in the right place at the right time.... I'm no hero.''

Sitting on the front porch of his Green home Monday, Russell said there is no way he could have known the children's situation, but he regrets not stopping the moment he saw them.

``You don't see kids walking that early. In hindsight, I should've pulled over and talked to them and found out why they were out there,'' he said. ``But we're always on a schedule. (Managers) don't really care for us stopping.''

He returned to the main post office branch on Wolf Ledges Parkway and contacted police and told them about the boys. It was his call and others that helped lead police to the boys and the house where they allegedly were beaten, poorly fed and locked in a closet for weeks at a time.

Russell said the two older boys looked to be about 5 and the smaller boy about 2.

Police took custody of the boys aged 8, 10 and 14, and later took two more boys, aged 13 and 6, and a girl, 12, from the house.

None of the three boys found on the street was wearing socks or shoes. The 14-year-old told police he had gotten rags from a trash can to wrap his sore feet.

Russell and his wife, Colleen, later learned from news accounts who the boys were.

``If those kids would have kept walking down the street, those women could have woken up, and it could have ended a lot differently,'' Colleen Russell said.

The boys and their sister all are in foster care.

``I think they were the heroes for getting out of the house,'' Russell said.

``Somehow they chose the right time. They made the break and did it.''

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Andale Gross can be reached at 330-996-3743 or agross@thebeaconjournal.com


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: abuse; alicejenkins; child; children; correct; family; father; gay; homosexual; homosexualadoption; lesbian; marriage; media; morals; mother; pc; political; same; sex
This is being ignored by the media. This is shocking stuff. Just reading the article you have to envision what drove these kids to flee, barefoot to get away. There is not much in this article, the details must be even worse.
1 posted on 05/07/2003 9:32:18 AM PDT by longtermmemmory
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To: longtermmemmory
Thousands of kids are abused each year -- exactly why is this supposed to be newsworthy outside the local area?
2 posted on 05/07/2003 9:34:14 AM PDT by JoshGray
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To: longtermmemmory
Mom and "Dad" are out of the closet, it's the kids turn.
3 posted on 05/07/2003 9:34:36 AM PDT by battlegearboat
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To: JoshGray
If you need to ask, you would not understand.
4 posted on 05/07/2003 9:37:21 AM PDT by cynicom
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To: longtermmemmory
No, it is Bush's fault! If only these two loving lesbos had been allowed to marry by a fairy hating state, these children would all be Rhodes Scholars. Lesbos are superior parents and must get whatever they ask for. This story is so atypical that the old timees, left wing media may properly disregard it. Using the CNN-Iraqi prac tice, if they published it, children in other lesbo homes might be badly treated.
5 posted on 05/07/2003 9:38:02 AM PDT by Tacis
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To: JoshGray
Thousands of kids are abused each year -- exactly why is this supposed to be newsworthy outside the local area?

a)It should only be reported if the abusers were white heterosexual church members who homeschooled their kids.
b)It should only be newsworthy if the dad served in the Armed Forces and was an NRA member.
c)It should be newsworthy if the abusers were priests or bishops.
d)It should only be of importance if the mom belonged to Concerned Women for America or the Second Amendment Sisters.
e)It should only be of importance if the parents were registered Republicans. </sarcasm OFF>
6 posted on 05/07/2003 9:43:15 AM PDT by scubadave (To secure Peace is to Prepare for war....)
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To: cynicom
this is a perfect news story, children fleeing felony abuse. One child wearing RAGS for shoes because his feet hurt. An uncaring public ignoring the urchins fleet to anywhere but the hell that is home.

Drama, urgency, sypathetic children. Its a lead story (bleeds and leads) why is it not covered? Lesbians.

(same as the Dirshig (sorry about sp) story at the same time as m.shepard)
7 posted on 05/07/2003 9:53:55 AM PDT by longtermmemmory
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To: Tacis
where is the iraqi information minister, he could go work for some homoseuxal marriage rights groups. "there is no abuse, the children are home, the children have shoes, those are different children."
8 posted on 05/07/2003 9:55:26 AM PDT by longtermmemmory
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To: longtermmemmory
Too many components of the story that contradict the media's PC worldview. Hence, blackout.
9 posted on 05/07/2003 9:56:22 AM PDT by TenthAmendmentChampion (Free! Read my historical romance novels online at http://Writing.Com/authors/vdavisson)
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To: JoshGray
Do a search on the story and read about the systematic abuse of the male children by this dyke, and the relative unharm (until further investigation) of the female child, AT THE HANDS OF TWO WHITE LESBIANS.
10 posted on 05/07/2003 9:58:36 AM PDT by mabelkitty
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To: TenthAmendmentChampion
We should have an express way to email or transmit these anti-pc stories to FNC or MSNBc (they are trying to immitatie fox in a limited sense)or somebody. even worldnetdaily or drudge.
11 posted on 05/07/2003 9:59:46 AM PDT by longtermmemmory
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To: mabelkitty
this observation is not isolated. young boys typically devolope a very confused and timid in the homes of lesbian couples. (there was a new zeland study posted here a while back) It only makes sense that deveopling boys will have to face problems in being raise in an anti-male environment.
12 posted on 05/07/2003 10:04:57 AM PDT by longtermmemmory
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To: mabelkitty
Homosexuality is deviancy. The females abusing these children are deviants. What does America expect? ... Uh, yeah, I guess you're right, the media has taught us to expect normalcy from perversionists, helthy from deviants. [Now, where are those homo apologists that have been sullying my FR home for the last two weeks? ... Here smutty, smutty, smutty, come to the homo thread.]
13 posted on 05/07/2003 10:09:22 AM PDT by MHGinTN (If you can read this, you've had life support from someone. Promote Life Support for others.)
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To: longtermmemmory
Doesn't look as if they missed too many meals. Also, Alice looks like she has a koala bear sleeping on her head.
14 posted on 05/07/2003 10:11:26 AM PDT by CFW
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To: longtermmemmory; scripter
Bump & Ping
15 posted on 05/07/2003 10:12:08 AM PDT by EdReform (Support Free Republic - Become a monthly donor!)
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To: mabelkitty
I understand your passionate outrage.

However, I have met two women who each had two boys, and a girl, and are not lesbians, and have neglected and abused their sons, leaving the daughter unharmed. As a mother of both a son and a daughter, I cannot fathom this type of favoritism. I believe these mothers suffer from some deep psychosis. That being said, I think these women cited in the article may also be found to be mentally ill.

I am not condoning their behavior. And, I hope they will not be able to use psychiatric evaluation to explain away their behavior. They should feel the full force of justice. May God bless these poor children.
16 posted on 05/07/2003 10:14:44 AM PDT by Pan_Yans Wife (Lurking since 2000.)
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To: EdReform

Alice Jenkins (left) and Mary Rowles walk to the North Hill area Saturday after their release from Summit County Jail. The women were freed after posting bonds of $1,000.

17 posted on 05/07/2003 10:16:17 AM PDT by CFW
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To: MHGinTN
Bump!
18 posted on 05/07/2003 10:17:44 AM PDT by EdReform (Support Free Republic - Become a monthly donor!)
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To: cynicom
If you need to ask, you would not understand.

No kidding. Imagine if it had been a hetero homeschooling family! The media would be all over it.

19 posted on 05/07/2003 10:17:45 AM PDT by biblewonk (Spose to be a Chrissssstian)
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To: Pan_Yans Wife
Was it in the newspaper? Did they get a $1,000 bond?

This story is well over a week old.

Nobody is reporting it. Anywhere, so I put it on FR.

They were let loose on a $1,000 bond.

20 posted on 05/07/2003 10:18:44 AM PDT by mabelkitty
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To: Pan_Yans Wife
modern women (feminists,womens studies graduates) do not know how to raise men from their boys. The "me me gratification" generation fails to understand how much developmental behavior depends on modeling. Parents must assume homoseuxality is a learned behavior because to assume otherwise is neglectful to raising a child. The push to normalize deviancy has eliminated anything to deviate from.
21 posted on 05/07/2003 10:21:54 AM PDT by longtermmemmory
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To: longtermmemmory
My sister-in-law took in a foster child from a family such as this. The mother was a drug addicted lesbian who sold her body for drugs. The state gave the baby back to the mother when she got out of rehab. That happened several times before the state refused to allow permanent adoption by the foster mother.
22 posted on 05/07/2003 10:21:59 AM PDT by Eva
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To: mabelkitty
actually it was a 10,000 dollar bond but they were able to post a cash value of 10% of 1000.00. Some states allow the cash equivalent instead of using a bondsman.
23 posted on 05/07/2003 10:23:11 AM PDT by longtermmemmory
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To: mabelkitty
I agree with you that the case needs more exposure. I was just making the point that this type of abuse/favoritism is not limited to just homosexual mothers.

Truly, these women are terrible human beings, and I hope they are judged extremely harshly. My heart aches for these children. The media wishes to ignore anything negative regarding their "special interests". I do not know how to combat this, other than suggesting you contact the local media or emailing FOXNEWS.
24 posted on 05/07/2003 10:23:41 AM PDT by Pan_Yans Wife (Lurking since 2000.)
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To: Eva
This is why I vote down every and all social tax issues in my community.

I figure if there was less money available, there would be more work done to out of fear of losing their cushy jobs.
25 posted on 05/07/2003 10:24:52 AM PDT by mabelkitty
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To: mabelkitty
If memory serves, the two deviants who raped Eric Dersching (sp?) to death were granted bail and made it.
26 posted on 05/07/2003 10:25:36 AM PDT by MHGinTN (If you can read this, you've had life support from someone. Promote Life Support for others.)
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To: Pan_Yans Wife
I have yet to see anything other than anecdotal evidence to suggest homosexuals ARE GOOD parents. As foster parents, they should be forbidden.

Gypsy Rose Lee wrote extensively on the horrors of living with her Lesbian mother. Didn't know that, did you.

Another little block out.
27 posted on 05/07/2003 10:26:23 AM PDT by mabelkitty
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To: longtermmemmory
The feminist movement wishes to remove motherhood from the face of the earth. As a mother of a young boy, my heart aches for the restrictions that will be put upon his normal, boyish behavior, being taught that men are evil. Perhaps raising both of my children in a traditional two-parent, heterosexual household will combat some of the lies that the pc public is trying to teach him.
28 posted on 05/07/2003 10:28:45 AM PDT by Pan_Yans Wife (Lurking since 2000.)
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To: biblewonk
wonk.. Indeed..
29 posted on 05/07/2003 10:29:19 AM PDT by cynicom
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To: longtermmemmory
Looks like it got local media coverage. This kind of stuff happens everywhere. Such stories, where the kids are not hurt or killed, rarely make more than local media.

It's not a blackout. Frankly, stuff in Akron is rarely of interest to anyone outside of OH. I've been there. Won't be back.
30 posted on 05/07/2003 10:31:56 AM PDT by MineralMan
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To: mabelkitty
at the turn of the century before no fault divorce, on of the tactics women used to use to secure advantage in a divorce where there was no infidelity on the husband and custody was in jeopardy was to accuse or threaten to accuse the husband of homoseuxality to demonstrate a danger to the children. (ok run on sentence but working a posting today)
31 posted on 05/07/2003 10:32:21 AM PDT by longtermmemmory
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To: CFW
Are you sure that isn't Beavis and Butthead?
32 posted on 05/07/2003 10:32:47 AM PDT by HaveGunWillTravel
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To: Pan_Yans Wife
I sure hope so, PYW. Another thing you might consider is home schooling, since children seem to learn much more from peer groups than they do from their parents these days.

It is a scary time to be a parent today.

33 posted on 05/07/2003 10:35:41 AM PDT by Under the Radar (Women's lib gave women the ability to pick up the check for their own abortions.)
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To: Under the Radar
"It is a scary time to be a parent today. "

Respectfully its always a scary time to be a parent. Its even harder to have the "media and elite" saying its better to do it alone. In the future we will worry about what our kids are doing with their internet implants. (are they really internet implant brain linked to freerepublic.brain or something else and how can they listen to THAT "music")
34 posted on 05/07/2003 10:39:53 AM PDT by longtermmemmory
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To: longtermmemmory
Respectfully, at one time people could trust their neighbors more, at the very least because they tended to be related to them. Now that we live in a "global society," we are all isolated, usually thousands of miles away from family and others who share our values. Today, you either have to isolate your children or accept that they will be adopting the values of their peers, which are generally not traditional middle class values.

So yes, I do think that being a "good" parent is harder today than is has been in the past.

35 posted on 05/07/2003 10:48:03 AM PDT by Under the Radar (Women's lib gave women the ability to pick up the check for their own abortions.)
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To: Under the Radar
you are preaching to the choir. I believe there is a concerted effort to diminish the ability of traditional parents to teach responsiblity to children. Parents used to be able to say I taught my child right. Parents used to be able to say this is the right thing to do even if nobody will ever know you did the right thing.

Now we ahve to tollerate school courses which violate consceiences of morality (homoseuxal "tollerance" from GLSN for example) Whe have hatred spewing from venimous feminists like Martha Burk. But I am no ready to dispair. Sometimes its a simple as teaching a child to ask "why?" believe me parent's lessons stay even if you are not there.

My point above, sorry for being toung in cheek, is that we as parents can not predict what children will encounter. (locking them in a barrel and feeding them through a hole is not an option as much as I would like) We can only predict what we will teach them. The family unit may be under attack but it has not collapsed. Years ago odds were you would never travel beyond 50 miles from your home, now we do that every day. There will alway be those who want an "alternate" life style. We just have to make sure that children know that "alternate" is alternate for a reason and fraught with problems and definite negative consequences.
36 posted on 05/07/2003 10:58:50 AM PDT by longtermmemmory
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To: cynicom; biblewonk
If you need to ask, you would not understand.

Oh, he(?) understands, all right. Look at where and how he(?) posts, and you'll see the agenda.

37 posted on 05/07/2003 11:04:52 AM PDT by newgeezer (Admit it. Amendment XIX is very much to blame.)
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To: Under the Radar
My grandmother told my mother, "I wouldn't want to be raising children in today's world."

My mother told me, "I wouldn't want to be raising children in today's world."

And, I know I will say the same to my children. However, I truly do FEAR what the future will look like, for my grandchildren. But, I suspect that the human race will just continue marching on, whether or not we protest.
38 posted on 05/07/2003 11:10:29 AM PDT by Pan_Yans Wife (Lurking since 2000.)
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To: Pan_Yans Wife
Yes, the human species will survive, I don't think anyone is disputing that. Whether our progeny will be living in a civilized society under the rule of law, or will be living through a new Dark Ages, remains to be seen. I do think that there are some who are realizing that separating themselves from the maddening crowd is the only way to go.
39 posted on 05/07/2003 11:26:18 AM PDT by Under the Radar (Women's lib gave women the ability to pick up the check for their own abortions.)
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To: Under the Radar
But, you have the Dark Ages and the Age of Enlightenment... etc. The world enters darkness and then enters the light. It seems that there is nothing new under the sun, and evil has always shown its ugly face. Perhaps the only difference today is that there are more people on the planet, who can create more harm... and that the media sometimes shines a spotlight on it, for all to see. At the same time, religion is becoming less important, and traditional values are being thrown away. My husband reminds me that the Roman Empire was fraught with debauchery and that man must always fight his sinful nature. I do not know the remedy to the situation. I just know that I am one parent who is trying to remain aware and well-armed.
40 posted on 05/07/2003 11:41:05 AM PDT by Pan_Yans Wife (Lurking since 2000.)
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To: Pan_Yans Wife
I too have posted another article about this story, because I believe it deserves national attention - not because of the lesbian relationship as much as the apparent dereliction of responsibility of the local social services agencies who allowed the abuse to go on for so long.

It was particularly galling to me that the very next day after this story broke, there was a local state senator calling for an investigation into home schooling practices in Ohio. There was no home schooling going on, it was simply a way to effectively and efficiently carry on their abuse behind closed doors and I wouldn't be surprised to learn that latitude was given them due to the "non-traditional family" household.

This is criminal behavior, pure and simple, and the absent fathers as well as social services should be held accountable for enabling these beasts.

41 posted on 05/07/2003 11:45:48 AM PDT by onehipdad
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To: longtermmemmory
How homophobic of the police to persecute this normal average loving couple!!!
42 posted on 05/07/2003 11:47:49 AM PDT by DLfromthedesert
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To: newgeezer
geeze..Do not recall the person before.
43 posted on 05/07/2003 11:52:02 AM PDT by cynicom
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To: onehipdad
Perhaps the issue is clouded by sexual orientation... but, controversy may fuel a story's shelf life, with some people. I agree with you that the social services, as well as the parents bear the responsibility in this case. It does not matter if the mother was a homosexual. What matters is the danger that these children have been subjected to, what recourse the legal community has, and whether or not these children will eventually heal.
44 posted on 05/07/2003 12:03:03 PM PDT by Pan_Yans Wife (Lurking since 2000.)
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To: Under the Radar
Yes, the human species will survive, I don't think anyone is disputing that. Whether our progeny will be living in a civilized society under the rule of law, or will be living through a new Dark Ages, remains to be seen....

I know it is thin comfort, but history shows us, repeatedly, that whenever there has been a definitive change in human society e.g. the Industrial Revolution, the creation/use of the internal combustion engine, the wheel, the evolution from hunter-gather stage to settled communities, there has always been a massive, unsettling of human societies. Alway.

With the advent of the Computer Age, we have passed childhood's end. We have evolved into a new phase of human existance as sure as if we had sailed the seas and discovered a new contenient.

The ying to this yang, alas, is the convolutions - in everything - that we are going though, and will continue to go through till the seas calm. To us who have no choice but to live through it, the passing will take many weary and distressing years; but in the course of human history it will be little more than the blink of an eye.

"To the stars through tears."

45 posted on 05/07/2003 1:16:49 PM PDT by yankeedame ("Born with the gift of laughter and a sense that the world was mad.")
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To: cynicom
BUMP!
46 posted on 05/07/2003 1:36:58 PM PDT by F.J. Mitchell
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To: onehipdad
"onehipdad."

Not on topic, but I gotta say it anyway: Your name can indicate only one of two things. Either you have been in a terrible accident and lost one hip, or your children have convinced you that they and their pals, consider you one cool dude. Okay, three things-you really are a hip dad.

Question is: Are your admirers in their teens yet? Not that you won't be hip again in their view, sometime between their thirteenth birthday and the twentieth, thirtieth or fourtieth birthday.

THe test of genuine hipness though, is your children are in the peak of their teens, and still treat you like onehipdad, even when they don't want anything.
47 posted on 05/07/2003 2:07:18 PM PDT by F.J. Mitchell
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To: F.J. Mitchell
Vanity, with apologies:

Three sons (23,19,15) all self-motivated high-achievers and a wife and mom who keeps us all in line (as best she can)

the handle just came to me one day, sorta like the sound of one hand clapping kind of thing...

48 posted on 05/07/2003 2:58:16 PM PDT by onehipdad
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To: onehipdad
I do not believe there is one iota of vanity involved, and certainly no need for apologies.

Sounds like the Parents respect the children and the children respect the parents and the respect is merited all around.

May I extend my sincere congradulations to Onehipdad, Onehipmom and to their genuine all American family?

Confidently: My children are probably older than you , my grand children, older than your children, and yet they all still consider Granny and me, pretty doggone cool.

May God bless you all.
49 posted on 05/07/2003 5:10:39 PM PDT by F.J. Mitchell
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To: yankeedame
Actually, what you wrote is quite comforting on a macro level. Thank you.
50 posted on 05/08/2003 4:33:36 AM PDT by Under the Radar (Women's lib gave women the ability to pick up the check for their own abortions.)
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