The comparison to Sandusky doesn't make sense...with the prison term he got, he will die in prison. Any extra 'hundred' years or whatever would be totally symbolic in nature. The job of our prison system is to protect society (and to rehabilitate, but i don't think that applies in this situation), and this sentence accomplishes that. The job of our prison system is not to hand out symbolic excessive prison sentences to make society artificially feel better when in fact it does nothing.
As for this woman, i agree with those who say that as long as the grandmother is stable and not abusive it is better to keep them together than to put them through the foster system separately. Her sentence? If it seems extra excessive compared to other child abusers, i guess it doesn't make sense...but i must say my heart isn't bleeding for her or anything.
Last edited by KimPossible; 10-15-2012 at 09:04 AM.
I agree with Alissa. I don't think someone who performs acts like these is necessarily reflective of bad parenting. Sometimes people like this just exist. It can definitely be from their childhood/background but if there is no known concern about grandma (abuse/neglect) this is the best option for them I think (now that I've had time to really think this through)
Plus, social services will follow them and hopefully if there are any signs they will be noticed ASAP.
This happened in the Dallas area so has been in the news a lot. Given the fact that the little girl would have died if the Grandmother hadn't rescued her and taken her to the hospital, I don't think 99 years is excessive. The mother didn't even take her to the hospital or call 911 after abusing her to the point of death, so the only reason she doesn't have a murder charge is because the Grandmother stepped in. I see no reason for the Grandmother to not get custody as she did nothing wrong. I'm sure she loves those kids and they don't need any more trauma.
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Why didn't she take those kids away if she knew this was going on? She did do something wrong. You don't have to be a genius to realize this wasn't a one time thing and if my Mother let me abuse my kids like that without doing something about it, I wouldn't want her to have them either.