Mom and aunt charged in “toddlers’ death by fire.”

The sisters Meakens

The sisters Meakens

The ass-hats Tatiana Meakens, 23, and aunt Britany Meakens, 22, of Englewood Chicago, have been charged in the death of two toddlers of which they left at home…alone with two other children!! Why were they left alone? Because they both had a party to attend, at 3:30 in the morning! Stupid asses!!

Tatianas son, Javaris age 2, and her daughter, Jariyah, age 3 were found in a bedroom where the fire started. The home was heated with space heaters and a fucking hot plate which incidentally started the fire!! So they had no money for appropriate heat but plenty to go “party” on! Fuck-ups!! The children died from soot inhalation and carbon monoxide poisoning.

The two older children were able to escape. Apparently Tatiana had agreed to stay home with the children while Britany went out and partied but Tatiana (what the hell kind of name is that) got a phone call and yo, she had to go!! Hey, Tat told Brittany that she was leaving and Brittany said nooooo, your suppose to watch the kids….but Tat said fuck that and left! Tat came home…..when she found out her house was on fire, stupid c***!

So the explanation is the Aunt thought she was coming right back, mom technically did not leave her kids alone, the aunt did it, in the apartment, with a space heater…anybody got a clue? The heat was cut off and dumb and dumber were doing the best they could said the stupid public defender. Well I call horse shit on that excuse. Also this is completely the landlords fault cause there were no smoke detectors in the apartment. OK, well, as a good parent, you go to your local home improvement store and buy one or better yet go to your local fire station and they will GIVE you one.

As bad as it sounds I hope the carbon monoxide got to the babies first. A fire has to be a horrible way to die! Dumb and Dumber were charged with two counts of felony for endangering a child causing death and two counts of misdemeanor for endangering the life and health of a child. On December 24th a judge set bond…what a great way to spend Christmas! Those poor children!!

A former neighbor of Tats said that the was a single mom of 4 kids and a good parent. Really??? Another neighbor said it was hard to believe cause they were always with their kids. She loved them kids. Again…Really???

The two surviving children, both boys, age 7 and 4 were taken into CPS. Not to mention, the family was under investigation for child neglect….a little too late there CPS!

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***Thanks to April for the tip and Leslie for the write up***

Camden is burning again

Concord Chemical fire in Camden

Concord Chemical fire in Camden

Camden’s 3d major fire in 10 days levels factory:

ATF heads investigation of latest Camden fire:

For the third time in less than 2 weeks Camden, NJ has experienced its third major multi-alarm fire. This time it was this past Sunday when the former home of Concord Chemical Inc.

Camden officials haven’t come right out and finally admitted they may have an arsonist on their hands but they called in the ATF. On the local news some officials have bandied about the theory of scrap metal thieves sparking the blaze accidentally with a blow torch. Interesting theory but three different times? It’s Camden and half the police and fire departments have been laid off. It’s arson.

Speaking of the fire departments according to one article fire departments from all over Camden County were called in to help fight the blaze. So now the city of Camden has not only drained its own resources but now they’re draining the resources of neighboring municipalities.

It’s only going to get worse. It can’t possibly get better. If you’re in Camden now get out while you still can.

Camden is burning

A little help over here?

A little help over here?

In the past week the sphincter of the country, Camden, New Jersey has had two major fires. The first one was a 12-alarm fire in an abandoned tire company. Today’s fire was an 8-alarm fire that started in an old garment factory. Investigators aren’t saying if the fires were arson but come on, it’s Camden.

For those of you who haven’t been following the story not only is Camden usually ranked as one of the most crime ridden cities in the country but back in January the city laid off half of the police and fire departments. Mostly because more than half of the properties in the city are non-tax paying properties.

Luckily no fire fighters were killed at either fire but that’s not to say the layoffs and the crime made fighting the fires any easier. Copper threads used to hook hoses to fire hydrants were stolen off the fire hydrants probably for scrap metal or to open the hydrants because of the heat. Instead fire companies had to pump in water from the Cooper River, six blocks away. Some say that it took firefighters twice the time it would have to battle this fire.

Back in March the city I posted that if the city doesn’t get its act together by the summer that the city would start to burn. I’m not prophetic as much as it is a no brainer. Less cops plus less firemen plus a heat wave equals a burning city.

Son turns in father for rape of sister

Wash. Deputies Rescue Rape Suspect From Fire

Father accused of raping daughter tries to kill himself in fire

Ok so first I am going to apologize for the lateness of this particular post.  I found several in February that I thought needed attention and unfortunately never got to them, but still had them in my BB folder.  I still think they are deserving of some shaming so here we go.

Back on February 16th Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputies entered a mobile home in the early morning hours and arrested a knife wielding rape suspect who was holding a homemade flamethrower.  Flamethrower?? That’s a new one.  Ok, I know get on with it.

As I am sure you have figured out, if it is on BB, the rape suspect has to be a parent and the victim their child, and you would be correct.  In this case we have David Jewell a father of three children ages, 17, 15 and 11-years-old.  David’s 15-year-old son had called the police to the family’s trailer stating that the night before his father had raped his 11-year-old sister and was now threatening to commit suicide.  To bad he didn’t do it before he forced himself on his daughter and altered her life forever.   

Anyhow as police arrived they could hear screaming coming from inside the home and called inside to make contact with Jewell and attempt to talk him out.  Instead he sent out his three children and began to set the curtains, cabinets and blinds in the house on fire.  Jewell then began waving his flamethrower (aerosol can and lighter) at the police and picked up a knife.  He was promptly tasered (sp?), handcuffed and removed from the burning trailer.

It was determined that Jewell had consumed a large amount of painkillers and was transported to the hospital before being booked into jail.  The children were interviewed by sex crimes detectives and released to their grandparents.  Their mother is a long haul trucker.

What a hero this little girl’s big brother is, he will never know how brave he was turning in his father.

30 visits from police, 5 DHS complaints and meth ends in in the death of 3 angels

 Abuse complaints preceded Del City childrens fire deaths,DHC says

Del City couple arrested on charges in fire deaths

Parents arrested and charged in death of 3 children

Where, oh where do I begin with this one?  Three children all under the age of 5-years-old lost their lives in a RV fire on January 4th, after their mother Stephanie Mae Dunham (25) left them alone and locked the door from the outside trapping them inside.  Yes, you read that right this was an RV, not a trailer home, it was inoperable, parked behind her mother-in-laws house and used extension cords for electricity.  A space heater left plugged in and unattended on the front passenger seat is believed to be what caused the fire.  

Yes, if you hadn’t guessed mommy is a meth head, and tested positive for being under the influence at the time she left the children… oh yeah and she is five months pregnant.  Nice!  Ladies and Gentlemen we have before us a real class act.  The children Christopher Jr. (4), Crystal (3) and Kailey (1) died from smoke inhalation and thermal burns.  The father Christopher Dunham  (25) was at work when the fire broke out, but daddy is no angel. I’ll get into that more in a minute.

This family has a history with DHS and the police, with no less than 30 reported visits from the police since 2002 ranging from domestic disturbances to suicide attempts and 5 total calls to DHS since 2008 regarding suspected abuse of the children.  Of course the police are not commenting and DHS is blaming them, so begins the blame game.  In my opinion both of these entities sworn to protect and serve FAILED, had they done their jobs properly those three babies would be alive today.  I won’t even get into my questions as to why these babies’ grandmother allowed them to live, not only with two drug addicts suspected of abuse and in a violent relationship, but in a freakin inoperable RV BEHIND her house.  I mean I can tell you this my mother-in-law, would never stand for that.  I may not always see eye to eye with her but she loves my kids and would never allow them to be in an unsafe environment, regardless of whether I liked it or not, never mind my sisters and family.

How about, for shits and giggles, we take a look at the history these two pieces of trash had with DHS.  Ready for it?  Here we go.

–         Sept. 17, 2010, daddy is accused of sexually abusing their 3-year-old daughter, after the investigation a finding of “unsubstantiated-services recommended” was made and there were NO additional safety concerns.

–         June 25, 2010, a complaint that the children are being exposed to domestic violence.  The complaint screened out due to no specific act of domestic violence, abuse or neglect was sited.

–         Nov. 13, 2009, a complaint that the children are being left with an inappropriate caregiver.  Sex Offender??  Mom denied the allegations, DHS reports the children are healthy and recommends an adult while in the home of the “questionable” caregiver supervises them.

–         Oct. 13, 2009, complaint that mommy is using drugs in the presence of the children, there was physical violence between the parents in front of the children, mom struck Crystal and caused injury.  DHS investigated, mom denied drug use and witnesses attested to that but expressed concern regarding dad’s temper.  The findings “unsubstantiated-services recommended”

–         April 17, 2008, complaint Christopher Jr. has been abused by his father and had a knot on his head as a result of being pushed down.

It seems there is a lot of “there was no proof”, but what there is proof of is a freakin RV as home, with no running water and/or electricity.  It seems to me that would be enough, I dunno, I’m not a trained professional. 

Both of these winners were arrested on February 11th, they both face three felony counts of child neglect and a misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia.  They both have bail set at $30,500. 

These two fuckwads collected about $20,000 from sympathetic donors before the allegations of drug use surfaced.  That makes me sick!

R.I.P. Christopher, Crystal and Kailey

Charlotte toddlers killied in home alone fire

Mother charged after toddlers killed in fire:

Mother of dead children had been charged before:

This is how bad it is for me working at ‘The Sweatshop’. I live in Charlotte but since I work second shift I had to hear this story from someone who doesn’t even live around here. At least I don’t think she does. If she does Jade and myself will have to get together for a beer.

Anyway, 26-year-old Orgal Paulette Opata of Charlotte, NC left four of her children home alone. No word yet on what the reason was she left the house but that’s neither here nor there. What is here and there is that the kids were left home alone with a kerosene heater.

I’ve never been a big fan of kerosene heaters. Personally I think their two dangerous to keep in a house. I just think they’re bombs waiting to go off but that’s just me. However even if I did have one in the house you would have to be potentially brain dead to leave one running in the house with four unsupervised children.

Neighbors were able to save two of the children but Josiah Hawthorne, 2, and Gabriel Hawthorne, 14 months, were unable to be rescued.

Opata has been charged with murder and was previously charged back in October for leaving kids home alone.

And as a public service here are some tips on using a kerosene heater safely.

You’ll notice it says do not let children operate it.

Thanks to Bridget for the tip.

Nicole Allen rewarded for stupidity

I love it when the tipsters do my job for me. Since I’m so pressed for time these days it helps me out a lot. Anyway this comes from Kim…

Nicole Allen is a 20 year old mother of three (now 2) who left her 2 toddlers and one infant home alone to go and buy beer. While she was gone -at least an hour – the apartment caught fire. The three children were severely burned and one later died. She has just been convicted for criminally negligent homicide, a lesser charge than she was originally arrested for.

The jury was lenient because they found that she was too terminally stupid to realize that leaving 3 babies alone with a gas burner turned on posed a serious threat to the children.

So not only do we have prosecutors making deals with child killers we have too soft juries letting them off on lesser charges as well.

The fact that Allen is dangerously stupid is even more reason to keep her behind bars.

She’s only looking at 4 years behind bars. That will give her plenty of time to kill more children.

Woman arrested after meth lab fire

Mother arrested after Tulsa meth lab fire:

And we go back to Oklahoma for another heartwarming story of parenting. Reader Jennifer sent us this tale as well that comes out of the city of Tulsa.

49-year-old Jamie Ruston was arrested after the the apartment her and her 12-year-old son were staying it caught fire due to a meth lab accident.

An unidentified man woke the boy so he could escape the fire. He fled the scene before firefighters arrived.

Check out the face-melty mugshot too. That’s what meth can do to you. You know what they say, not even once.

Stoned mom leaves kids to burn

Police: Mom Didn’t Try To Get Boys Out Of Burning Home:

Mom charged with neglect after fire:

28-year-old Amy Hiatt of Noblesville, IN told her 5-year-old son it was ok to heat grease on the stove for french fries. Normally that would be enough to land you on this site but it gets worse.

Because of her lack of parental judgment a grease fire started in the house. Normally that would be enough to land you on this site but it gets worse.

While the house was burning rather than getting her kids out of the house according to police Hiatt just paced around and watched the flames. That definitely gets you on this site but thankfully it gets better. Sort of.

The 5 and 3-year-old boys tried to get their mother out of the house but she wouldn’t go. Luckily some neighbors stormed the house and got the kids out. When the neighbor tried to get Hiatt out it was reported that Hiatt was covered with vomit on her face and wearing a long T-shirt and underwear and didn’t want to leave the house until she put some pants on.

Police say drugs were involved and that Hiatt has a history of abuse and was known by social services.

Anybody shocked by that? I didn’t think so.

Thanks to LadyJade for the tip.

Third degree burns treated with moisturizer

Parents Arrested After Girl’s Burns Went Untreated:

Before you do anything click the link and check the mugshots of these two. This is why inbreeding is illegal.

Anyway the lovely couple of Sharon Wessel, 35, and Fredrick Wessel, 48, were living in their unheated home with their kids. Like most trailer trash they decided to heat the residence with a propane heater.

Not surprisingly one of the typical things happened when you combine rednecks and propane heaters. Their 11-year-old daughter’s pajama’s caught on fire while she was still in them. She received 2nd and 3rd degree burns over most of the lower half of her body, and it gets worse.

Rather than take their daughter to a hospital they treated the 2nd and 3rd degree burns with moisturizer. I bet it had aloe in it so they must have thought it was ok.

It took a neighbor that heard the girl’s screams to call 911. The girl is still in danger of losing her legs.

To make matters even worse Throaty Joe served 5 years in jail for child molestation.

Thanks to Bridget, LadyJade, and Unionjack for the tip.