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Date: 11/29/11 12:45 PM

41 Responses to 200 Pound 8 Year Old Child Removed From Home

  1. Profile photo of kitteh9lives
    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
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    November 29, 2011 at 12:09 pm
    Link: 200 Pound 8 Year Old Child Removed From Home - Social workers remove child from home citing medical neglect. Is having an obese child, abuse? Right or wrong I-A-B?
  2. Profile photo of Crabes
    Crabes Male 30-39
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    November 29, 2011 at 12:58 pm

  3. Profile photo of DingDingDong
    DingDingDong Male 30-39
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    November 29, 2011 at 1:04 pm
    What? No picture of the little fatty? And those interviews, gross.
  4. Profile photo of pmarren
    pmarren Male 40-49
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    November 29, 2011 at 1:05 pm
    I say butcher the kid and feed the hungry. Two birds, one stone.
  5. Profile photo of Oystah
    Oystah Female 40-49
    4032 posts
    November 29, 2011 at 1:10 pm
    Wow - this kid is going to be a therapist`s dream someday.
  6. Profile photo of Buiadh
    Buiadh Male 30-39
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    November 29, 2011 at 1:11 pm
    Too many Pizzas in the belief that they`re vegetables.
  7. Profile photo of McGovern1981
    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    November 29, 2011 at 1:16 pm
    This is a slippery slope. When do ya think the health gestapo will start taking away kids from people who smoke? We all know how healthy kids grow up to be when raised by the state/government....
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    Intaresting Male 18-29
    812 posts
    November 29, 2011 at 1:17 pm
    Yes. Definitely yes.
  9. Profile photo of sidewyz8
    sidewyz8 Female 18-29
    843 posts
    November 29, 2011 at 1:22 pm
    I was only half paying attention to the video, but I remember reading an article where it said the social workers gave her diet/exercise ideas and gave her a year to get his weight down, but nothing changed. I`m curious as to how much of an effort she put in
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    mal_BB Male 18-29
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    November 29, 2011 at 1:30 pm
    Poor little fat bastard :(
  11. Profile photo of PsychGeek
    PsychGeek Female 18-29
    1798 posts
    November 29, 2011 at 1:31 pm
    There are children getting beaten, starved, and raped every day by their parents, yet THIS is what social workers are doing with their time?

    Educate the mom and keep an eye on the situation, but for God`s sake, focus on the children who really do need to be saved from their homes.
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    madest Male 40-49
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    November 29, 2011 at 1:31 pm
    I think if you`re 3 and you`re fat. It`s probably genetic or hormonal. A little kid isn`t going to gorge themselves on McRibs and eggnog shakes.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    November 29, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    GODDAMSTUPIDPARENTS!

    No way an 8 year old goes out and gets his groceries. If she can`t handle a simple thing like feeding a kid properly the you have to save the kids life and take him away from her.

    I usually don`t like the state interfering, but she`s killing the kid with food.

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    I-IS-BORED Male 18-29
    2419 posts
    November 29, 2011 at 1:45 pm
    "And here`s our target picked for next week, we plan on incapacitating the mother with a giant magnet."
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    burbclaver Male 50-59
    878 posts
    November 29, 2011 at 1:48 pm
    When I was a kid I remember there was one fat kid in the school and his poor life was made a misery by the other kids. I saw a class of school kids the other day and lots of them were way fatter than this one kid I knew at my school.
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    robosnitz Male 40-49
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    November 29, 2011 at 1:51 pm
    Needs to put down the fried chicken,watermelon and red koolaid.
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    ladyObored Female 18-29
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    November 29, 2011 at 2:01 pm
    @robosnitz-
    "Needs to put down the fried chicken,watermelon and red koolaid."
    could you be anymore stereotyping?
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    Rick_S Male 40-49
    3290 posts
    November 29, 2011 at 2:11 pm
    Could be neglect. In cases like this, because the danger isn`t absolutely immediate (like letting him or her run with a 9 inch chef`s knife would be), the first step should always be education for the child and the parent(s). The parent(s) should be given a clear understanding of what needs to be done, how to do it, and when it needs to be done by. If, after that education, the parent(s) still haven`t taken care of their child, then removal is warranted. If, however, the parent(s) are doing everything that can be done, and is being asked of them, and the child is still heavy, then the social workers should continue to work with the parent(s) to help the child lose weight.
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    evanbartlett Male 30-39
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    November 29, 2011 at 2:15 pm
    ""Needs to put down the fried chicken,watermelon and red koolaid."
    could you be anymore stereotyping?"

    Yes... grape koolaid.
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    Ant0n Male 18-29
    761 posts
    November 29, 2011 at 2:16 pm
    She cant control what he eats? Does he eat his classmates or something?
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    RuralNinja Male 18-29
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    November 29, 2011 at 3:05 pm
    So let me make sure I understand this right. The kid`s weight is 3.3X that of a normal 8 year old. The CPS worked with the parent for months trying to help the kid lose weight before it came to this. He`s already displayed medical conditions exacerbated by being overweight.

    So...whats the problem? The kid is obviously going to die by time he`s 15 at this rate.
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    jbwhite Male 18-29
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    November 29, 2011 at 3:20 pm
    is allowing something that harms the child harmful to the child... hmmm
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    MZsweetpeach Female 18-29
    34 posts
    November 29, 2011 at 3:45 pm
    Someone needs to intervene on that woman`s weave.
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    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
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    November 29, 2011 at 3:45 pm
    For almost every case I`ve seen where a child under 15 weighs more than me, it has been a case of:
    Child: *cries*
    Parent: *gives food to shut then up*

    Food is used as a pacifier because the parents have never learned how to discipline their children properly.
    Instead of addressing the issue of misbehaving, they enable it by giving them food.
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    Bananahammoc Female 18-29
    309 posts
    November 29, 2011 at 3:53 pm
    I wanna see the fat kid.
  26. Profile photo of Bountykat
    Bountykat Female 18-29
    399 posts
    November 29, 2011 at 5:04 pm
    Eaters gonna eat.
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    Authentic187 Male 18-29
    103 posts
    November 29, 2011 at 5:10 pm
    Yo, where the fat kid at?!?
  28. Profile photo of MikeRotch
    MikeRotch Male 18-29
    63 posts
    November 29, 2011 at 5:46 pm
    So sad. He definitely should be taken away. She`s letting the kid get fat rather than teaching him the importance of being healthy. He already has health problems due to his weight. He is probably picked on in school and will be bullied unless he loses weight. At this pace, he`ll probably be dead before he`s 20. How can you argue that she should be allowed to continue raising him like that? And McGovern, yea I think parents should not be allowed to smoke around their children, do you have any idea how terrible that is for the kid, who has no choice but to be around it?
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14652 posts
    November 29, 2011 at 8:51 pm
    He`s screwed.
  30. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    November 29, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    A lard ass 8 year old... hmmm who could it be

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    xCYBERDYNEx Male 18-29
    4903 posts
    November 29, 2011 at 11:42 pm
    GAAHHHH what was that thing with orange hair?
  32. Profile photo of photomstr
    photomstr Male 50-59
    766 posts
    November 30, 2011 at 12:10 am
    200lb 5 yr old is wrong . . . but they can afford the doctors, not likely . . .
  33. Profile photo of McGovern1981
    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14268 posts
    November 30, 2011 at 5:57 am
    @MikeRotch

    It`s probably about as bad as living in LA and breathing all the smog. Funny how no country tells you what burning diesel fumes do to you considering how many homes are heated with it and how many vehicals use it.

    If you support this then where do you draw the line on how the government dictates how you live?
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14268 posts
    November 30, 2011 at 5:58 am
    vehicles*
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    EgalM Male 30-39
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    November 30, 2011 at 6:18 am
    Taking him out of that home is the best help he could get. Sitting your kid in front of a T.V. and feeding him nothing but fast food is abuse. I`m 29 and 150 pounds, no F`ing kid should out weigh me.
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    dm2754 Male 40-49
    3347 posts
    November 30, 2011 at 6:51 am
    There are a few medical conditions that can make some overweight that you can’t do anything about.
    As for Social workers “the road to hell is paved with good intentions”
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    Kegomatix Male 18-29
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    November 30, 2011 at 8:16 am
    Ladyobored, do you even have any black friends? Every black person I know will admit to their addiction of fried chicken, watermelon, and *grape koolaid.
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    thehitcher Male 18-29
    237 posts
    November 30, 2011 at 8:03 pm
    and we didnt get to see him. drat that poo boring.
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    yoda141 Male 18-29
    266 posts
    December 1, 2011 at 4:33 am
    child services is corrupt as hell. There`s been cases of people paying them to take other people`s kids out so they could adopt them.
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    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    December 3, 2011 at 4:19 am
    No picture of Jabba the Kid = Fail.
  41. Profile photo of MrLogic
    MrLogic Male 30-39
    106 posts
    November 1, 2012 at 10:12 am
    This is another case of perspectives. Of course he seems big next to his fellow students his age. But I bet if you were to see him in another environment say his home, he would seem small compared to his 500lb mom and his 600lb dad. So really he may have some catching up to do.

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