2-year-old had 48 packets of heroin at daycare

Heroin found on 2-year-old at Paterson day care center:

Phillips Young

When I got married my stepchildren were already too old for daycare so I don’t know what you send with your kids to daycare. Lunch? A snack maybe? Possibly whatever their security item is? I do know one thing that you shouldn’t send to daycare with your kids. That would be 48 packets of heroin, even if it is New Jersey.

Police in Paterson, New Jersey arrested 27-year-old Phillips Young after daycare workers found 48 packets of heroin in his 2-year-old son’s jacket. Luckily daycare employees caught it in time and no one came in contact with any of the drugs and no kids were harmed.

The article doesn’t state why the heroin was in the kid’s jacket but I would imagine that one would think that if they were stopped by police that the cops wouldn’t shakedown a 2-year-old. You just need to remember to take it back before you drop off your kid. Then again criminals aren’t know for their smarts or they wouldn’t be criminals.

I bet if it came down to it this guy probably would have used his own kid as a human shield if a shootout ensued.

The pointless death of Imani Jennings

Day care provider in court; accused of not reporting abuse:

This is the story about 20-month-old Imani Jennings from Syracuse, New York. She wasn’t just beaten to death by her mom’s boyfriend. She was part of a bizarre set of circumstances that led to a mostly preventable death.

Imanai’s birth organism, 18-year-old Cherron Patterson, had split with Imani’s father. She had taken up with 15-year-old Anthony Weakfall as her new boyfriend. While appearing loving and peaceful in public Imanai was going through hell in private. According to autopsy reports Weakfield repeatedly beat Imani with a metal rod, a cable and a spring and that the abuse was ongoing.

To make matters worse the day care center where Imani would go knew the abuse was going on. Daycare provider Diane Shakir even took pictures of Imanai’s abuse but not to go to police. Shakir allegedly took the pictures to cover her own ass so people wouldn’t think that she was the cause of the abuse. Two weeks before Imani’s death at Weakfall’s hand Patterson removed her from the daycare under the suspicion that Shakir knew about the abuse.

Did I mention that Patterson is also pregnant. I wonder if she thought that Weakfall would treat this baby any different.

Imani’s father, Lee Jennings, was fighting for custody through legal channels but as we all know the wheels of justice tend to jam a lot.

In the weeks leading up to her death Imanai would be left alone all day with a bowl of Chicken McNuggets and a glass of milk. The beatings would come if she had an accident. Think about that for a second. A 20-month-old girl, left home alone all day, then beaten if she had an accident. What child that age doesn’t have accidents.

In a day and age where so many resources are available to ‘parents’ there is no need for people to act like barbarians.

Thanks to c0untrygirl for the tip.