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Last Thursday at Chuck E. Cheese in Pearland, a five-year-old birthday girl was having a great time with most of her 9 siblings. Unfortunately, her mother left her at the children’s pizza place… overnight. She was unaware that the girl was left until she started getting the kids ready for school the next day.
Meanwhile, CPS took the girl into custody after realizing that the mother couldn’t be located. Although it is being said that the mother is remorseful, she certainly doesn’t sound like it in the 911 call below.
- Chuck E. Cheeses Place for Missing Children (socyberty.com)
- 2 Kids Get Left Behind at 2 DIFFERENT Chuck E Cheese’s (VIDEO) (blippitt.com)
- Multiple Violent Brawls at Chuck E. Cheeses (abcnews.go.com)
- Parents Leave Daughter at Chuck E. Cheese, Don’t Notice Until They See Her on the News [Parenting] (jezebel.com)
- Parents Leave Chuck E. Cheese Without Daughter, Don’t Notice Tot is Missing Until Pic is Shown on TV (inquisitr.com)
People have no respect for anybody these days. As I’m sure all of you know, Whitney Houston, 48, has passed away after an incident that occurred at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA. Apparently she mixed a deadly amount of Xanax and alcohol. After doing this, she got into the bathtub and this is where she took her last breath. Now that we’re all caught up, let’s continue.
So many people are talking about how Ms. Houston was a washed up drug addict that because of her money, was capable of getting herself better. People that have dealt with addiction and know people who have dealt with addiction, are well aware that it is not that easy. We think we know these celebrities because they and their families are harassed with paparazzi and they air some of their private lives in order to gain an income. Then, once they pass away, we feel we have a right to judge what they did right, what they did wrong, and yet have no sympathy for the real scenario that is playing out.
Whitney Houston not only had a daughter, but she had an entire family and tons of friends who supported her and were standing by her side as she attempted to make changes. Beyond that, we don’t know what led her to use drugs in the first place. Some people handle traumatic instances differently than another and can’t judge the other person for not dealing with it in the same way they would have. That is just ignorant to believe that there is one way, and one way only, to react to any given situation. That is utter bullshit.
Dealing with an addiction is a hard thing to do, and personally, I don’t feel it’s our right to judge. Yes, many people in America deal with this issue and many of those people do end up on the streets. But let me ask you one thing: What would you do if your son and/or daughter, for whatever reason, turned to drugs and had a nearly impossible time turning away? Would you disown him/her and think of him/her as a washed up drug addict? I would hope not.
Like I said, each person in this world has incidences in their life or a family history of addiction that led to their demise. Those who have a history we can’t understand (molestation, rape, abuse of any kind, and so on and so on) have trouble coping. Just because you’ve been a success in life and may have a stronger will that keeps you from going down the wrong path, doesn’t mean that you have a right to judge those you don’t understand. I have MANY friends and family members who have dealt with being addicted to something, some of which have died. They were and/or are good people, who when off of drugs, were/are kind, caring, great, talented people. They were/are NOT washed up drug addicts. She had money, yes, but she still had deep-rooted emotional issues. Money can’t buy you happiness. This story of Whitney Houston’s death is proof.
The insensitivity that many people have had after hearing the news of an icon baffles me. She had provided this generation as well as many others with entertainment for many years and what do you do? Laugh when you discover that she was unable to kick her habit and instead died after years of struggle. And again, she DID NOT die from crack like many of you have implied. Although, to me, that wouldn’t make a difference because she’s still responsible for many accomplishments in her life.
The only PERSON (celebrity or not) that I have ever said something bad about after their death was Michael Jackson. I’m saying this because I want this article to reflect my exact opinions. I spoke poorly of Mr. Jackson because I feel he was guilty of the molestation charges that were brought against him. I know he was an icon and an amazing musician who had a very troubled childhood. He also was very into drugs, just no one really cared, because these drugs weren’t illegal. And neither were the ones that Whitney took on the night she passed. Just thought that was worth pointing out.
My message to you: have some respect and imagine if she were someone you knew, not someone you THOUGHT you knew.
- Whitney Houston Dead at 48 (thenewx1023.radio.com)
- Rewind: Wendy Williams’ Tearful Breakdown Over Whitney Houston’s Death (crunktastical.net)
- Tony Bennett’s Response to Whitney Houston’s Death: Legalize It [Whitney Houston] (gawker.com)
- Whitney Houston Dead At 48 (alan.com)
- Whitney Houston, Dead at 48 (collegecandy.com)
- Whitney Houston’s death unleashes mourning, produces questions (latimesblogs.latimes.com)
- Whitney Houston death: Bathtub drowning among scenarios probed (latimesblogs.latimes.com)
Singer, songwriter and actress, Whitney Houston, 48, has been reported dead today, February 11th, 2012. Houston’s publicist, Kristin Foster, told the Associated Press that Houston had passed. As of now, there is no further information as to how or why the established woman has passed, but many are assuming it’s drug related.
She has left behind ex-husband, Bobby Brown, as well as daughter, Bobbi Kristina.
More information will reveal itself soon and once it does, I will be sure yo update this article.
This man who is unfortunately a father, has been arrested for giving his 11-year-old daughter a gun and a knife and instructing her to kill herself. Alejandro Galavan III, 29, was “frustrated” with his daughter when he tempted her to commit suicide.
The man, from Wilmington, Houston, has had a history of abusing his little girl and finally got fed up to the point of providing her with weapons. The girl said her father had beat her, punched her often, and then handed over the gun, which she thought was loaded. Fortunately, the gun was not loaded, but the emotional scars this incident was have left will be tremendous.
On Friday Galavan was arrested and charged with injuring a child, and is scheduled to have his case heard on November 1.
He admitted to hitting his child and to handed her the weapons.
The daughter received medical attention after the alleged beating and is now residing with her mother, according to Child Protective Services.
- Father Shoots Daughter, Kills Self In New Rochelle (huffingtonpost.com)
- Dad held his two children hostage (nydailynews.com)
- Losing Our Kids to Guns (socyberty.com)
Three Houston, Texas police officers are being investigated after apparently getting high from a teenager’s batch of marijuana brownies that they confiscated. After indulging themselves in some munchies, they arrested Nicholas Hill, 19, as well as two other teens.
The two officers went down to their patrol cars and typed in some ‘memos’ into the computer system.
At 2.44 in the morning, one officer allegedly typed: ‘So HIGH…Good munchies.’
Another writes back: ‘Everything should be open when we get done.’
First officer: ‘Two hours, max.’
- Cops Accused of Eating Evidence in Pot Brownies Case [Video] (gawker.com)
- Silly policemen, pot brownies are for kids [Video] (inquisitr.com)
- General Mills Marketing Goes Up in Smoke With Pot-Linked Brownie Pitch (adage.com)
- Edible Cannabis (dickstersrandomthoughts.com)
Michael Brown is (or should I say, was) a famed hand surgeon that was arrested for domestic abuse back in August, 2010. He is well known amongst the community and has many carpel tunnel clinics, the Brown Hand Center, in varying locations: Houston,Phoenix, Dallas, Austin and Las Vegas.
During a dispute with his fourth wife, Rachel Brown, the hand surgeon began to chase his wife and thow multiple items at her, which included vases and the Joanne Herring 2010 Humanitarian of the Year award. The irony of this man receiving a humanitarian award and then throwing it at his wife is amazing. Sadly, there is much more that makes this award seem so odd.
Brown had acknowledged in 2002 that he beat his third wife; Due to this admission, he may be facing a felony. He also had his medical license revoked after testing positive for cocaine in 2006. So far, he sounds like an all around good guy, right?
And more so, this apparent fight started because Mr. Brown was having a late night phone call with another woman. Rachel heard a late night phone call because her adoring husband accidentally dialed his wife and left a voice mail where he can be heard flirting with another woman. Way to go Mr. Brown.
Mother ‘forced her 12-year-old adopted daughter into abortion because her 18-year-old biological son was the father’
A mother has been charged after forcing her 12-year-old adopted daughter to get an abortion due to the fact that her 18-year-old biological son had raped the young girl and gotten her pregnant.
Cynthia Greenwood, 50, of Houston, Texas had taken her special needs daughter, only 12 -years-old, to Ohio where she would receive an abortion. Unfortunately for Greenwood, the child was ‘too hysterical,’ the Houston Chronicle reported. The sad part is that the young girl wasn’t even aware she was there to get the baby removed, she was under the impression that her mother brought her there to ‘receive an operation so it wouldn’t hurt when the baby came out.’ She was already 17 weeks pregnant and well into her second trimester.
Greenwood was arrested on Friday on one count of tampering with physical evidence.
Her son Isaac Greenwood, now 19, was charged in April and indicted in July on three counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child under 14. Both are free on bail. He is due in court on September 7.
Isaac Greenwood allegedly assaulted his sister twice in March 2010 and once in May 2010 at a relative’s home.
After the incident in Ohio where the procedure could not be done, an anonymous tip was called in:
On October 15, the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services received an anonymous call about a 12-year-old who was taken to an Ohio clinic for an abortion, according to the Houston Chronicle.
The caller also reported the ‘hysterical demeanour’ of the girl and that the mother refused to provide any details about how the child became pregnant.
Read more HERE
HRC Backstory – Texas Governor Rick Perry – who some speculated was distancing himself from the anti-gay sponsors of his prayer rally in Houston this past weekend – actually ran in the opposite direction and thanked the groups and individuals from the stage during closing remarks at the event.
“I want to thank those people who worked so hard to make this day a reality, including Mr. Don Wildmon of the American Family Association, Luis Cataldo, yea, Doug Stringer of Turning Point Ministries.”
In case you need a reminder about the anti-gay track record of “those people” the Texas Governor and likely presidential hopeful is referring to, check out our initial factoids on the Response’s organizers we did right after the event was announced in June.
HRC Board of Directors member Meghan Stabler captured Perry’s closing remarks. Watch him thank the AFA and their anti-gay partners:
Many left the Response following Perry’s earlier opening remarks. The end of the event was youth-focused and featured high schoolers and college students leading the remaining attendees in prayer. One organizer leading group chants loudly called for prayer in all classrooms across the country. In various places throughout the crowd, some people broke into tongues.
Event organizers claim more than 30,000 people attended the Response. However, HRC and other LGBT equality and civil rights advocates were in attendance and place the number closer to 15,000. For the latest on Rick Perry and the activities of his anti-gay partners, visit www.hrc.org/callitout.