We get letters: What happened to Bad Breeders?

Requiescat in pace

Requiescat in pace

In the past few days I’ve received some e-mails and comments asking if Bad Breeders is no more. Sadly that is in fact the case.

I originally took the site over when I was working for b5 Media and it was still Parents Behaving Badly. While I have always been an advocate for abused children I took the site over for a payday and that was the reason I kept the site open after b5 Media and I parted ways. While I wasn’t getting the money I was while working for b5 I was still getting enough from Google Adsesnse to justify keeping the site open. Not enough to make a living but enough to justify keeping it open. The problem was I felt guilty collecting money on a site that was about child abuse. I felt like I was collecting money directly from the victims of child abuse like I was stealing their lunch money or something. It was obvious in the last couple of years of BB that I had totally lost the passion for that site as I barely ever posted. The final straw came when Adsesne threatened to ban BB. Without that income stream it became no loner financially viable of logistically feasible to keep BB open anymore.

That’s not to say that I wasn’t proud of the work I did there. All the posts that I made personally are here at this site. I still have everything from BB backed up as well and eventually I will have that posted somewhere as well however as of right now that’s a project that has to be put on the back burner for now as I get this site in order. I also want to thank all the other writers from BB who contributed to the site over the years. I wish we made enough money for me to have paid everyone for their contributions but the PayPal fees would have pretty much eaten up any payment.

In the meantime I’ll still be posting some BB type stories however it won’t be the main focus of the site. In the meantime if you need a BB type fix I recommend Bonnie’s Blog of Crime.

Hopefully some of you BB fans will stick around here as well because it’s not just parents that abuse children. There are those that are being preyed upon by strangers online or are being sexually trafficked on sites like Backpage and they deserve our attention too.

Thank you for all the years of your support.

2010: The Year in Bad Breeders

Rather than pick just one Bad Breeder who was the worst in 2010 we thought that we’d bring the worst from each blogger here at (P)BB.

First up is ihavekids2…

Adam Baker – This one kills me for several reasons. First, it’s practically in my (and Trench’s) backyard. Second, this child survived CANCER … only to (probably) die at the hands of her breeder and/or step-breeder. This little girl got handed the shitty end of a short stick in life and she survived it, only to get moved to the other side of the world from everyone who knew and loved her, and might have helped her. Neither “parent” cares enough about this child to want to see her murder solved, probably because they themselves are responsible for it. And her biological mother is a shitbag too, because if she’d been part of Zahra’s life, like a mother is supposed to be, she might have been able to save this child.

James Edward “Juicy” Clampit – This is the guy who accidentally killed his baby son when he threw a soup bowl at the child’s mother while she was carrying the baby in her arms. I can almost wrap my head around the idea of parents intentionally harming or killing their kids. That’s evil. I get it that evil exists and manifests in horrible ways in this world. But for a parent to kill his child accidentally because he had a fit of rage and was just too stupid to control himself? That takes the cake for me. It is the height of negligence and fucktardary. If Juicy would have just taken a deep breath and counted to 10 he might not have tossed that soup bowl at his missus … and their baby boy might still be alive.

Adam Theall – This is the human excrement who executed his 3-month-old baby boy with a shotgun in front of police. I have a vivid imagination, and in one of my previous lives as a police reporter I have SEEN what a shotgun blast does to an adult body. I can envision what it must have done to a tiny, defenseless baby. Not only did this bastard murder an innocent baby, he did it in a horrific way intended to have the most impact on the witnesses. My heart breaks for the child’s mother, and for the cops who had to witness the murder. And I admire the incredible self-restraint it must have taken for them to not simply put a bullet in his head. No jury in the world would have convicted them if they had done exactly that.

Lyndsey Fiddler – Bitch put her 10-day-old baby in the washing machine and turned it on. I don’t care how fucked up you are on drugs or booze, shouldn’t there be SOME moment of moral awareness when you realize you don’t do that with a baby? And her utter lack of remorse is what bothers me most. Instead of being devastated at the loss of her child, this bitch tried to cover up the murder … by blaming her OWN mother.

Steven Nicholson – This one is my top pick. This is the shitbag who scalded and drowned not one, but TWO, of his babies to death in the same tub on the same night. First off, I don’t care HOW morally loose our society has become, having two babies with two separate women just months apart makes you nothing more than a penis with legs. Whether these babies’ deaths were accidental or intentional, Nicholson gets my vote for baddest breeder of the year. If it was an accident, why the fuck wasn’t he watching them? If it was intentional, why the fuck is he still breathing the same air as the real humans?

Next up is Jhilhan…

Jewel Marie Hendricks was the mother who decided that twins was just too much for her to deal with so she came to the conclusion that smothering her “least favourite” was the best course of action.

I think the words “least favourite” haunted my mind for weeks after first reading this article by Angel. I remember her saying : “…And she loved Daniel more than she loved Robert.” The concept still utterly floors me. The idea that should could take a two month old infant, break his clavicle and then wrap it in a blanket and shove it between her and the couch, knowing full well the baby would suffocate. Not only that, but then fall asleep for two and a half hours knowing that your baby is dying next to you. How does one do that? The very idea just rips my heart out.

I cannot find anything written about her husband and how he reacted. He was asleep in the next room when this monster smothered his baby boy. This frustrates me. This woman was married. Her husband apparently attempted CPR and called 911 immediately when he his wife alerted him to the fact one of the babies wasn’t breathing.

I have always felt that parenting was meant to be a two person job. I have seen single parents do a swell job on their own, don’t get me wrong, but ideally, having help and family support of some kind, makes a world of difference. My husband and I took turns with our little guy. If one of us was getting frustrated, the other would step in ASAP, no bickering, no questions asked…it was all about the little guy and our love for each other. The multiple levels of betrayal this woman has stooped to is mind boggling. Her betrayal of the child she killed. Her betrayal of the child that lives…that little boy gets to spend the rest of his life knowing HE was the “favourite” and the brother he will never get to meet, died for it. She also betrayed her husband.

If I may quote Dr. Seuss…””A person’s a person, no matter how small.” I want that to be repeated over and over at that bitch’s trial in February of 2011. She smothered him to obtain quiet, a “Better life.” Murder. This was an educated woman who just threw away a gift because it was inconvenient. She was able to look at a pair of two month old babies that she carried and decide which one lives and which one dies AND carry out the execution herself. Monster. Plain and simple.

In an update, it claims the father gave up custodial rights as well and the little boy has been adopted. I’m curious as to why the father gave up his rights? I am pleased to know perhaps the surviving child may have chance with parents who will not think him a burden and hopefully will never pick a favourite over him someday.

Now from Deena…

Dominick Calhoun was tortured for 4 long days by his mother’s live in boyfriend Brandon Hayes. He died after being removed from life support on April 12, 2010.

The particular story angers me for many reason bust mostly because, Corrine Baker, NEVER loved her son ENOUGH. She smoked crack while pregnant with him, causing him to be born with some developmental issues, she didn’t love him enough to stop the drugs for his little life.

Dominick peed his pants while sitting on the couch, at the apartment he shared with his mother, brother and Brandon Hayes. Brandon was enraged and so began the torture that ended his life; once again his mother didn’t love him enough to take him out of that house.

She has offered several excuses, Brandon beat her and held her hostage, but she left during the 4 days to seek medical treatment for herself, once again not loving her son enough to take him with her or to tell her parents who took her to the doctor about what he was enduring inside the apartment. Instead she phoned her boyfriend while out and conversed with him and even pledged her love, all the while her youngest son was slowly dying.

Had her sister not stopped by to purchase drugs from Brandon, who knows what may have come of Dominick’s body, because she is the one who notified his paternal grandfather, who brought the police and rescued the lil’ guy but it was too late. His small body had succumbed to the injuries, which included, burns, bruising; brain swelling and he even had his eyes gouged. All of this because he had accident, an accident mostly due to his developmental issues that were no fault of his, but his mother’s inability to clean up her act while carrying him.

Brandon referred to Dominick as a “crack baby that deserved to die” and die he did and both of these monsters make me sick! As much as I despise Brandon, I think I despise Corrine all the more for her failure to protect her child, she had failed him so much before, why couldn’t she this one time put him first? Why couldn’t she take him away or give him to his father who loved him or even one of the grandparents who loved him as well. She has stated she loved her son and tried to protect him but Brandon would beat her as well… I don’t care what he did to me, but I would die myself before I let my child endure what Dominick did. I have never been able to get the images of his last days out of my mind, as a mother I cannot bear to think about it.

A lot has been done here in Michigan to remember Dominick and most of it has been spear headed by Dominick’s paternal grandfather, who was brave enough to step in and try to save his life and did not let him die in vain. Because of Dominick this year needy children in state custody were given shoes, all donated by members of the Justice for Dominick group. I am proud to say I am a member of that very group. I lit a candle for him on his birthday and participated in the Facebook birthday party in his honor. He may have been young, when he was murdered but his light will shine for years to come and many will remember those big blue eyes forever.

Now from Nicole…

As I look back on 2010 I can think of a few great moments and a few very sad moments for me. One of my highlights was finding this site and soon becoming part of the clan!

I wish to touch base and bring up two sad stories that rocked my world this year.

First – I found this site because of Ethan Stacy. This little boy looked like the sweetest little creature. I can’t even imagine to horror he went through: begging his father not to send him to his mother’s, only once there being beaten, tortured and killed all while his mother got married and took pics on her cell phone and all within 9 days! – The horror of what they did to his sweet face to try and detour finding his identity – It gives me chills thinking about it and gives me nightmares. I have the biggest lump in my throat just giving you highlights. This story upsets me so much I can’t even go on.

Reading April’s original post and how passionate she told the story of what happened to this beautiful, wonderful and precious little boy not only read exactly the way I felt about the situation, but made me horribly aware and kept me freakishly attracted to this site!

Second – I hope and pray to the powers that be that Quindell Sherman dies. This horrible monster is the exact reason why there are people out there that believe in vigilante justice. I so wish I was present at the time he was arrested just so I could be the one to put a bullet in head and walk away knowing I did this world some good.

The things he did to his 3-month-old baby make me want to vomit. He threw him up the air, dragged him around the street, and slammed him to the ground and more. They found him hiding in a dumpster standing on top of the baby – I can only hope he was dead by then. All of this in broad daylight in front family and neighbors.

There are many others that have affected my daily thoughts and actions. These two stories in particular stood out and I will certainly never forget them. I have my calendar noted and will be following the trials for The Sloops and also for Casey Anthony – both I believe will be the biggest of 2011.

I wish everyone on this site, writers, readers, regular posters, onlookers and anyone who stumbles upon this site like I did a Happy and Healthy New Year.

Fan favorite and the driving force behind this site, April, offers up this poem that she posted in the comments about Stephanie Sloop

My daddy loved me very much
He kept me safe and warm
You took me from my nice, safe home
And delivered me to harm

Why’d you do it mommy
I was your little boy
Nate picked me up and shook me, mom
And threw me like a toy

He punched me and kicked me
Until I was black and blue
You didn’t even leave him, mom
When he filled my mouth with pooh

You loved him more than you loved me
I see that now, it’s nice
But just for you, you stupid cunt
I paid the highest price

I hope you can sleep at night
Though haunted by my cries
I’m in a safe warm place again
Up in Heaven’s blue skies

Sleep well, mommy, in your cold, dark cell
And dream of me tonight
When Bertha climes into your bunk
She’s gonna DO you right

I hear they like pretty blonds in jail
Your gonna fit in well
And when they get through with your skanky ass
You’ll see them again… someday…. In Hell

Fuck you Stephanie Sloop – I hope you fucking rot!

♥ April, the mean girl

I hate Stephanie Sloop. She is another prime example of a selfish whore who’s vaginal needs were inconvenienced by an innocent child. One she could have left in the custody of a very loving biological father.

And last and most certainly least it’s yours truly, Trench Reynolds…

For 2010 there’s only one story that sticks out in my mind as the worst of 2010. As IHK2 mentioned above it happened kind of local to us which is only one factor in why I thought it was the worst. Another factor is that the story is so unbelievable you’d think it was from a really bad episode of CSI Miami. Between the fact that Adam Baker would drag his daughter from all the way around the world to be with what has been deemed the Sheen Cow or Elisa Baker’s propensity for grifting, in my opinion, it still seems like a poorly written story from a trashy detective magazine.

What makes it even worse is that poor Zahra Baker was a sweet child, who seemed to not have a harsh word towards anybody, was also disabled having lost her leg to cancer and had to wear hearing aids in both ears. Not to mention what we still don’t know. We don’t know how she died. We don’t know who killed her yet. We don’t know why she was killed. I think those unknowns make it just as bad as the fact that her body was brutally dismembered and just thrown away like a broken appliance that no longer serves a purpose.

Then throw on top that no one has been charged yet for Zahra Baker‘s death. A brutal murder to one so young and so helpless cries out for justice. I’m not talking about vigilante justice either. I’m talking about the kind of justice where there’s no doubt what so ever that the correct person or people have been tried, convicted and sentenced.

On a personal note as a lot of you know 2010 was a very tough year for me and I want to thank each and every one of you who helped me out. From my fellow bloggers to the ones who made donations to the readers who have commented or e-mailed their feedback.

From the bottom of my heart I thank you. And here’s wishing that we didn’t have to write any stories in 2011.

Fan mail for once

Hey everyone. Sorry I haven’t posted in a while. With the new job taking up most of my time and not being able to blog from there I’ve been mostly uninspired. However we did get a nice e-mail from a guy named Mike. This really isn’t for me as it is for the other writers of (P)BB.

Trench,
I love your style.

I’m a History Major headed for law school, with a history of extreme physical and mental abuse as a child.

I am blessed with two beautiful children of my own and have broken that cycle of violence.

I felt compelled to tell you that I love your RAW, politically “incorrect” descriptions of these low life pieces of human fucking trash.

It’s inspiring and entertaining and helps to refuel my hatred for these oxygen wasters.

I hope to finish my Law degree and work exclusively finding new and fitting punitive measures for this splinter cell of criminals that, in my opinion, gets off too easy for their crimes.

Fight the good fight. and thank you.
-Mike

Thank you Mike and best of luck on your career. With writing like that you could write for BB. It would be nice to have another male perspective around here.

But it’s not just my style. Oh I do have my funny names for suspects and made up terms but the other writers who have worked with me since I took over the site are the real stars of this site. People like Angel, April and IHK2 are the real reason this site continues.

In the early days of blogging it was all about raw pure emotion before the most popular blogs got corporate. I’d like to think that the three of them and the others who have worked with us have carried that blogging tradition on. While I think the writers here are more than talented they’re also human and allow their passion to make this blog even better. I strive to be like them.

What Bad Breeders is about

This site is called Bad Breeders. It used to be called Parents Behaving Badly. What this site is about is parents, whether it be biological, adopted, foster or legal guardians, that abuse the children in their care.

Only after a year did I relent to allow stories where boyfriends or girlfriends had abused their significant other’s children.

What it is not is a missing/abducted child blog unless the child has been abducted by a parent.

I’m not saying I don’t care about missing or abducted children, of course I do. However there are plenty of blogs and websites that carry stories about missing and abducted children.

Big changes at PBB…or is it?

So as you know this site used to be at parentsbehavingbadly.com.

When I left b5media I got to take the blog with me but the domain was caught up in red tape. I finally got the domain into my grubby little paws. The thing is it turns out it’s easier for me to rename the site than it is to change the URL. So going forward Parents Behaving Badly is now going to be Bad Breeders. In essence PBB is losing the P.

The second, and I think the more significant, change is that I will be changing from the native WordPress commenting system to the Disqus commenting service. You can see it in action at my other site here.

Now you don’t have to sign up for a Disqus account. You can still leave comments as you have before. If you do sign up for a Disqus account don’t be freaked if your preferred user name is taken. You can have your displayed name be anything you want. You can even sign into the comments using Twitter or Facebook or several other services.

The reason I’m changing comments is because WordPress now sees my very own comments as spam. The second is it will be easier to find a comment because the link in the e-mail will take you directly to the comment and not just the page where you have to search for the comment in order to reply to it.

The important part of the site, the content, will remain the same. I’ll be as offensive as ever to pit bull owners, trailer dwellers, the state of West Virgina and guys with the middle names of Lee, Roy and Wayne. April will be as foul mouthed as ever. And hopefully I can count on my faithful readers to be as active as ever.

PBB now on Twitter

twitter_logoFor those of you on twitter you can now follow PBB at @badbreeders.

(Parents Behaving Badly was too long of a name for twitter).

Talk to Trench tonight on Paltalk

Tonight at 8:30 EST I’ll be chatting with the gang from CriminalInjustice on Paltalk talking about PBB. If you have Paltalk the room name is CriminalInjustice.

PBB 2008 Year (not quite) in review

My awesome boss at b5media has suggested that I should do a year in review type of post. Unfortunately I’ve only been running this blog since November so it would be a pretty short year.

Now I know some of you are looking forward to voting for bad parent of the year but like I said since I’ve only been doing this blog since November I’m not up to speed on all the bad parenting stories of the year. However I think we would all agree and that a vote would be no contest that bad parent of the year would have to be Casey Anthony with her crazy mom Cindy as a runner up.

But I’m not here to talk about Casey Anthony as I have sworn not to become part of the media and blogging circus that This case has become. I’m here to talk about what I think was the story of 2008 and that would be the disappearance of Giovanni Gonzalez.

This case is eerily similar to the disappearance of Caylee Anthony. Back in August 8-year-old Giovanni of Lynn, Mass. was to have spent the weekend with his father, Ernesto Gonzalez. When it came time for his father to drop him off at his home he didn’t show up. So Giovanni’s mother went to Ernesto Gonzalez’s home and he said that he didn’t know where Giovanni is. So now Ernesto Gonzalez sits in a jail cell refusing to cooperate with police. At one point Ernesto Gonzalez told the Boston Globe that he did kill Giovanni and dismembered his body but police have said that confession was bogus. As of yet Giovanni has not been found.

Another reason why I’ve picked this as my story of the year and my main cause for this site is the lack of coverage that this story has received outside of the Boston area. Fellow crime blogs Dreamin’ Demon and Shadow Scope, among others, have also blogged about Giovanni Gonzalez with little to no attention paid to the story. So why have there been no Nancy Graces or Greta Van Susterns rushing to Boston to cover this story? I mean when this story started there were two children missing with two parents in jail refusing to cooperate. Is it because Giovanni is a boy? Is it because Ernesto Gonzalez is male? Or is it the obvious, the fact that Giovanni Gonzalez is Hispanic?

I think that subconsciously people are basing this on race. For example over at my other b5media blog MyCrimeSpace I posted a short entry about Casey Anthony’s Facebook and I received more comments than I have for all of my posts about Giovanni Gonzalez combined. When was the last time the major news networks focused on the disappearance of a minority child? Yet the Jon Benet Ramsey story still makes major headlines and Casey Anthony makes daily headlines. What else could it possibly be if it’s not race? As a country we had no problem electing a minority President yet we could still give a rat’s ass about a missing Hispanic boy. It makes no sense.

Here’s to a 2009 where I hope as a country and a society we start caring about all missing children.

Trench's new b5 blog

Just to let everyone know I am now also the blogger at Parents Behaving Badly which is also a member of the b5media Lifestyle’s channel.

Back in Business

Just when you thought you were safe from bad parenting PBB makes it’s triumphant return.

Hi, I’m internet’s Trench Reynolds. Some of you may know me from my other b5 blog MyCrimeSpace. Some of you may know me from my own bad parenting blog Bad Breeders. Now you all know me as the new blogger behind Parents Behaving Badly.

I’ve been a huge fan of PBB since even before its b5 days. As a matter of fact if it wasn’t for b5 picking up PBB I would not be a b5 blogger myself. When PBB’s original blogger announced that PBB was picked up by b5 I decided to make the step myself and applied to b5 who then picked up MyCrimeSpace. So I kind of owe my blogging career to PBB.

So I’m sure you’re wondering what will be different here now that I’m at the helm. First off even though the site title contains the word ‘Parents’ I will rarely refer to them as such because usually they don’t deserve to be called that. So I will use the term I used liberally at Bad Breeders and will be referring to them as Breeders. You don’t have to be a biological parent to be a Breeder either. There are such things as Step-Breeders and Foster-Breeders in the Trench Reynolds lexicon.

Secondly there will be slim to no coverage of the Casey Anthony story. I did start to cover it at Bad Breeders but when it entered the realm of Nancy Grace and psychics it became not worth my time. I pride myself on covering cases that aren’t necessarily covered by the national media.

So sit back and be enthralled and appalled as I bring you an unfortunately never ending parade of parental failures.