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9-year-old dies from punishment

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Dick Whitman, Feb 23, 2012.

  1. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    She lied about eating a candy bar, so her mother and grandmother apparently made her run for three straight hours as punishment. She died from dehydration:


    This story makes me absolutely, positively sick to my stomach.

    I hate white trash.
  2. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    If I were in charge, I'd run those two until they die.
  3. Care Bear

    Care Bear Guest

    The mother is allegedly bipolar with "alcoholic tendencies." Whatever that means. I think that has more to do with this tragedy than the "white trash" element.

    Horrible, horrible.
  4. Brian

    Brian Well-Known Member

    The mother gave birth after being arrested.


    So now another life gets seriously altered by all this.
  5. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    A bipolar drunk? That's white trash.
  6. rtse11

    rtse11 Well-Known Member

    Wish the newborn could run just far enough to get away from this pair.
  7. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    Damn, a 9yr old is a terrible thing to waste; such innocence and joy.
  8. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Attalla, Alabama, per Wikipedia: "The per capita income for the city was $15,727."

    By way of comparison, Gary, Indiana, is $14,383.

    I think the U.S. average is about $40,000.

    So, yeah. Probably some down-home, southern-fried white trash calling the shots here.
  9. Mystery Meat II

    Mystery Meat II Well-Known Member

    Can't wait for your comments should a story like this come out in Gary.
  10. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    One did.

    White trash.

  11. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Sorry, just having an emotional reaction to a story like that. During my more rational times, I have utter empathy with poverty. Perhaps I am more angry about poverty's existence, and that it leads to things like this happening (potentially), than I am at these two people.

    But I'm pretty damned angry at them, too.
  12. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Pitiful. Over candy bars.

    You can only imagine what the monsters would have done to the kid if she stopped running. A person has to be very scared to run themselves to death.
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