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Grampa’s Lap

by on Nov.26, 2012, under Crime, Education, Kids

A former teacher from Broward County in Florida has lost her license to teach, after being found guilty of inappropriate conduct. Cheryl Grampa, 46, taught at Cooper City Elementary School before resigning in December 2011. Grampa was accused of offering students rewards in exchange for massages between August 2009 and February 2010. One boy touched her breasts and vaginal area. The state's complaint accuses her of failing to notify the school administration about the inappropriate conduct. Cheryl Grampa was not certified to teach massage, and it's not known where the boy learned his technique. But it is reported that he was being checked for cooties and severe visual impairment. The Daily Mail reported: But we're certain from her picture that she doesn't actually have a "virginal area", which is n0rmally located near the vagina.
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Lost Boys

by on Aug.26, 2012, under Consumer, Crime, Education, Family, Food, History, Kids

Before the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children was created in 1984, police could get or pass information about stolen cars, stolen guns, and even stolen horses from the FBI’s national crime computer:  But not stolen children. Five years prior, six year old Etan Patz disappeared from a New York street corner on his way to school and was never seen again. Twenty-nine children were murdered in Atlanta and there were other cases in that time. Besides its mission to maintain a clearinghouse for information on missing and exploited children, it also tried to maintain awareness of the cases to the general public. Etan Patz's disappearance on May 25, 1979 catalyzed the nation. President Ronald Reagan declared the day of the boy’s disappearance National Missing Children’s Day. Etan became the poster child for missing children. To maintain public awareness, some local midwest dairies printed pictures of the missing kids on milk cartons, and Etan was the first. Others soon followed and more dairies picked up the practice. That campaign lasted six months and despite becoming part of the pop culture of the time it was considered a failure. “People weren’t really paying attention to the images on the milk cartoons,” he said. “The only ones paying attention were younger children enjoying their cereal.” said the center’s Bob Lowery. When the center opened in 1984, it had a recovery rate of 62 percent for missing children. Now, nearly three decades later, that rate is 98 percent. “It’s because of better awareness of missing children and also our ability to connect through social media, Amber alerts and all the tools we have,” Lowery said.
Meanwhile, Etan's disappearance remained a mystery. Until they get closure, his mother and father remain  in the same third floor SoHo apartment they occupied when he was alive.
Jose Ramos a convicted pedophile currently in prison, was the only suspect in the case for years.
But the police's questioning of Othniel Miller, Ramos' employer in 1979, led them to excavate a basement he used to own. They began investigating again in April.
Etan's remnants weren't found, and there was still no evidence to tie Ramos or Miller to the crime, and there have never been any other serious suspects.

Othniel Miller, left, and Pedro Hernandez

And then, 33 years to the day after Etan disappeared while he walked to the school bus from his home in New York, Pedro Hernandez confessed to police he hid the six-year-old's body in a walk-in refrigerator after strangling him in the basement of his bodega.
Hernandez, who was 18 at the time and working in a bodega just a few blocks away from Etan's home, has been charged with second degree murder. He claims to have lured the youngster to the store with the promise of soda.

Stan and Julie Patz in 1979

A law enforcement source told the New York Post that during his three-and-a-half hour confession Hernandez admitted to strangling Etan before hiding his body in a walk-in freezer in the basement. So far there is no physical evidence, and Hernandez has a long history of mental health problems, but his claim is under investigation. The potential of the milk carton as a media device was overrated, and QR codes are now used to pass on information about missing children. But we hope that the mystery behind the disappearance of Etan, the Boy on the Milk Carton, will finally be solved.  
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by on Aug.25, 2012, under Culture, Kids, Miscellaneous

This is what happens when you hire an unqualified plumber.

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Mail Rout

by on Aug.25, 2012, under Crime, Health, Kids, Recreation

On a cosmic scale, mailbox vandalism is a pretty minor problem. But in the U.S. it's a federal crime and certainly an annoyance to the homeowner. Let's review the surveillance video and see what happened.
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Chain of Command

by on Aug.05, 2011, under Crime, Culture, Family, Health, Kids, Parenting

As man has evolved from a subsistence lifestyle to a modern society, the need for child care has grown. People want the best for their kids, but the cost of proper daycare is just unaffordable for some, and relatives may be unwilling, unable, or non-existent. People have had to find novel solutions to ensure the safety of their kids while they're at work.

People were upset when they saw two-year-old Lao Lu chained to a lamp post outside Huaguan Shopping Mall in Liangxiang to keep him from running away. But his parents defend their way of looking after their son saying this is the only way they can guarantee not to lose him. His father Chen Chuanliu works as an unlicensed rickshaw cyclist in Beijing, taking fares all over the city, while his disabled mother collects trash along the sides of the roads.

His four-year-old sister Ling was stolen from them last month near the same location. Chuanliu is from Szechuan province and as a migrant worker, he doesn't qualify for state-subsidized day care. His wages of $ 6.00 a day won't cover day care and he says he's rejected offers of a lot of money to give his son up for adoption. "My wife cannot take care of him and I have to work to support my family. So I chain him to a pole when I have a fare. I don't even have a picture of my daughter to use for a missing-person poster. I cannot lose my son as well." Since this story was originally published, a wealthy donor stepped forward and paid for a year of day care for Lao Lu. Yong Tsui in Wuhan, China didn't want his eight year old son, but he wasn't going to give him away for free.

Only 7 guineas - that or thereabouts.

He put up a table with a sign on it listing the child's name and age and his capacity for hard work. But when bidders began to ask how much the boy ate, angry bystanders attacked the father. The boy is now in state care in Wuhan, central China. Yong told them the boy's mother died three years ago and he could not afford to raise him. Yong also said he was influenced by the story of a two-year-old Chinese boy who is in care after his parents chained him up while they worked to stop him being abducted.

Cai Quan believes that his nephew is mentally handicapped. Cai Changqing, from Erlongshan village in Harbin, north-east China's Heilongjiang Province doesn't talk at age 12. His mother died, and his father was paralyzed after an accident, so his uncle looks after him. According to Quan he has to chain his nephew up because, otherwise, he runs away. In 2009 Changqing ran out into the road in the city and was severely injured after being run over by a van. Following the van accident Changqing started to chain his nephew up each day, using a 16ft-long length of iron chain wrapped around the youngster's waist. The boy, who has been chained for the past two years, has not been heard to complain about his treatment. Some people may find the above photos shocking and disconcerting. If you are sensitive, you may not want to have viewed them.
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