Frustrations after girl, 11, charged with assault a third time in three weeks

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    Okay but we are talking about an 11 year old girl.

    Most parents would be loath to call the police on their own children. Most parents would be content to cut off the kids financially.

    It just seems that some people want to let government bureaucrats and lawyers and psychologists and police officers run their lives. Do we really want the government so involved in our personal lives and families?

    I've seen government agencies take kids way from minority parents at the drop of a hat. Were these children better off?

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    The point of the article is that there is no place for her to go. What she needs doesn't exist. She needs mental health treatment and she isn't a kid that would be considered delinquent. She falls into a gap.

    About 20 years ago there was an article out of Georgia, I think, that documented the number of parents that were handing over their children to their DFCS and signing away their rights because they could not get treatment for their kids. The parents could not access that treatment. What has changed since that time is that DFCS will no longer allow that to happen but there still is not access to that treatment. So, the parents are still screwed.

    You would be surprised at the number of parents who want their children arrested to teach them a lesson. They don't know how to control the kid's behavior. in fact, several years ago TJJD (or maybe it was a county court in Texas) had gone through massive changes and they actually had on their website a section for those parents "that want to teach their children a lesson". I got a kick out of it.

    I'm familiar with Wexler. I am not a fan. I do believe things have changed since 1993.
     
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    More likely be deported to California and become Pelosi's successor. She has ALL the prerequisites....
     
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    We don't really know the story of this girl's history. She could have come from an abusive household and being abusive might be all she knows. Hitting and lashing out when she gets angry. It can be common with physically and/or sexually abused kids. She could be suffering from a mental illness too. They can definitely have her committed if she is a danger to herself or to others. She can be committed to a psychiatric facility until they are able to stabilize her enough to release her back into society when she is deemed "safe."
     
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    I've seen a case like this. Some friends of mine had a kid who was 6'1" 190lbs before he was 12 years old and prone to temper tantrums. He could easily whoop both of them if they tried to restrain him and had hurt the other children several times. They just had to give him to state custody.
     
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    Sad situation there. Children that get raised by the state usually spend their lives underneath the jail because there's no way they can integrate into society.

    We need to bring back state mental hospitals. Closing them was a big mistake.

    Now they just lump them into the penal system, not good.
     
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    It would be interesting and helpful to learn more about the little girl, her past medical and psychiatric history, if she suffered from any kind of trauma, etc. The article is pretty bare on details about the child.
     
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    Agreed. But she is a kid. It could be a number of things. She could be mentally disabled or she could have Reactive Attachment Disorder or both or none of the above.
     
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    Well, from some of the things I've read about, some of those mental institutions were not much better than a prison and, in fact, some might have even been worse.
     

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