What fills YOU with a white-hot rage?

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What fills YOU with a white-hot rage?--Al

-- Al Schroeder (al.schroeder@nashville.com), May 01, 2001


Any form of cruelty, physical or mental to a child or helpless person.

-- Denver doug (ionoi@webtv.net), May 01, 2001.

Discrimination. Hate speech. And, as Doug says, cruelty to children.

-- Bev Sykes (basykes@dcn.davis.ca.us), May 02, 2001.

Racism. Discrimination.

And with the example of what Al has in his entry, when the government steps in and takes over when the situation is clearly none of their business. If someone is being hurt, I can fully agree with an outside force stepping in, but otherwise, they need to keep themselves out of the situation-- completely.

-- Jen (Jen@echoside.net), May 02, 2001.

This -- http://www.cleveland.com/cuyahoga/plaindealer/index.ssf?/xml/story.ssf /html_standard.xsl?/base/cuyahoga/9887982662469511.xml

-- Sarah (sarah@schismatic.com), May 02, 2001.

I apologize, apparently that link doesn't work. Here is the story, from the Cleveland Plain Dealer:

County says mom of slain baby did not have OK to take child


By MIKE TOBIN The 8-week-old girl who police say was beaten to death by her 13-year- old father should not have been spending the night in the house where she was killed, county officials said yesterday.

"We were supposed to be notified if the child left the house," said William Denihan, director of the Cuyahoga County Department of Children and Family Services. "We were not notified when the mother went to visit the father."

Denihan said Lisa Taylor, the 14-year-old mother of Diamond Miller, signed a contract with the county in February making Tenisha Stewart, a 29-year-old cousin, guardian of the baby Lisa gave birth to nearly two weeks later.

The agreement stated that Stewart and Lisa agreed to live with Diamond in Stewart's mother's home in University Heights.

Denihan said social workers visited the home on Warrensville Center Rd. on April 24. "Everything was working very well. A social worker met with them last week, and everything was fine," he said.

But five days later, Diamond was dead.

Prosecutors say the baby's father, 13-year-old Brandon Miller, beat the little girl to death early Sunday morning.

Miller sat in Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court yesterday and denied charges of being delinquent by murder and by child endangering. Under state law, he is too young to be tried as an adult.

His hands shackled to his waist, Miller fumbled with a piece of paper explaining the charges against him. When Judge Patrick F. Corrigan asked if he understood the accusations, Miller's eyes darted around the courtroom and he spoke in a raspy voice.

"I get it. Yes, I get it," he said, appearing nervous and tired. "I barely get it. I probably need some help on some of it."

Miller was joined in court by his mother, Rochelle Miller, and his father, Almondo Foster. All three declined to comment.

Corrigan ordered Miller to undergo a physical examination and give DNA samples. Assistant County Prosecutor Blaise Thomas said one of the reasons for the exam is to see if there are any injuries to Miller's hands from allegedly beating Diamond.

Denihan said doctors at University Hospitals contacted his department in February because Lisa Taylor had a history of behavioral problems at school and was eight months pregnant but had not received prenatal care. On Monday, Denihan said his department had no case involving Diamond, but yesterday he corrected himself, saying he had received incorrect information from his staff.

Denihan said that under the voluntary contract, Lisa agreed to work toward her high school diploma and take parenting and anger- management classes.

County files show the girl had a history of unruly behavior and was expelled from school for hitting a school employee.

Denihan said he believes his department did everything it could to protect Diamond.

"Am I satisfied with the end result? No," he said, noting that the contract transferring guardianship saved at least two years in legal battles. "But I think we did all that was possible in this case. We don't have a magic wand. I wish I could explain why people do these terrible things to each other."

Miller will be in court again May 14. Until then, he will remain in the juvenile detention center. As he was being led out of the courtroom, his father urged him to remain silent.

"Don't talk to anybody," Almondo Foster said to his son. "No kids, nobody."

-- Sarah (sarah@schismatic.com), May 02, 2001.

Seeing an underdog-type being taken advantage of, with malicious intent.

-- Debbie Ridpath Ohi (ohi@electricpenguin.com), May 09, 2001.

What really pisses me off is when I know that someone is flat out lying to my face, when they stand there and can acutally tell me something far from the truth, that is such an insult to my intelligence.

-- Felicia Ramirez (felicia_renee@msn.com), December 30, 2001.


-- Ashley Carpenter (www.WINDY2ASH@aol.com), February 06, 2003.

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