All Good Mother’s Duct Tape Their Children

Here’s a tip: if you want to prove you’re not a bad mother, duct tape your children to chairs. Or at least that’s the dubious logic that led to one of the more unique cases of child abuse we’ve seen. ‘Mommie Dearest’ with duct tape restraint A mother and her boyfriend wanted their kids to watch the movie “Mommie Dearest” to show the kids that she wasn’t in fact, the worlds meanest mom. But apparently, the kids weren’t to keen … Continue reading →

Baby-deforming Mosquitoes Causing Wide Spread Birth Defects

Here’s a new threat for perspective parents to worry about: Zika, a mosquito born virus, has been linked to wide spread birth defects, and in particular causes children to be born with smaller-than-usual brains. In 2015 the virus spread through Brazil, affecting as many as 1.3 million people. This has caused several South American governments to take the unusual step of telling women to avoid pregnancy altogether. El Salvador even issued an advisory warning women to avoid pregnancy until at … Continue reading →

Lawsuit Involving Bullycide Victim

In another bullying case out of Fairfield, Ohio, the family of 13-year-old Emilie Olsen is suing the Fairfield City School District saying that school officials ignored bullying that lead to her death. Emilie committed suicide about a year ago. According to the federal law suite, Emilie, who is of Asian-American decent, had been the target of bullies for three years prior to her death, but the school did nothing about it. It included cyber-bullying in which her tormentors set up … Continue reading →

Dead Children Found In Storage Unit

A child abuse investigation that spanned multiple counties in norther California has led to the discovery of the bodies of two children inside a storage unit. Police arrested 39-year-old Tami Joy Huntsman and 17-year-old Gonzalo Curiel on charges of felony child abuse, torture, and mayhem. Police are treating the case as a homicide, pending the result of autopsies. Both will also be charged with two counts of first-degree murder with special circumstances, which includes murders committed during an act of … Continue reading →

Bullying the Muslim Kid

Kids really do follow your cue, no matter what you might think. This is especially true when it comes to bullying, which often mirrors society’s prejudices. This is why most bullying consists of sexual bullying. (Mirroring society’s neurosis on sex), and bullying minority students tends to rise and fall according to current events. When news coverage centers around “illegal emigrants” we saw a spike in bullying of Hispanic students. Now that terrorism is back in the news, Muslims are the … Continue reading →

Alligator Eats Burglar

In a strange case out of Brevard County, Florida, a man who was running from police after attempting to burglarize homes in the area was apparently killed by an alligator after he ventured into a lake. Twenty-two-year old Matthew Riggins told his girlfriend that he was heading over to Barefoot Bay Lake to rob houses with a friend. But when deputies responded to a call that two suspicious men were walking behind houses in the area dressed in black, the … Continue reading →

Ninja Police in California

In the town of Anderson, California, police officers are now being allowed to use nunchucks. It’s one of those things that just causes me to scratch my head as if police really needed another way to beat someone. Having used nunchucks, extensively during my martial arts phase, I can tell you that they’re not exactly the most practical weapon, especially for police. The trade off between these and a straight baton is that you get more bone-breaking power behind the … Continue reading →

Suing For Your Own Negligence

In Saint Paul, Minnesota, a woman who’s car was hit by a vehicle driven by an employee of the Parks & Recreation Department is suing the city. Not all that unusual. What makes this lawsuit unusual is that she is the reckless employee from the department who smashed into her own car while at work. “Because I was working for the city and driving a city vehicle, I feel they are responsible” she says. If she’s successful, maybe the department … Continue reading →

Stop Egging Houses . . . Mom!

Many parents strive to be seen as the cool parent, the mom all the other teens see as someone they can talk to and relate with. But some parents take this concept a little too far. In Ogden, Utah, a mother was recently charged with vandalism in an incident that occurred on August 20th. That was the night, police say, she drove around town with her daughter and some of her daughter’s friends egging cars and homes in the area. … Continue reading →