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If you knew someone who was neglecting and abusing some children, would you?

stand by and say nothing, or would you act upon the situation? What would you do?

no ignorant answers please, child crimes are not funny to me and I will report you.


yes, they are the same kids in the tent

Update 2:

baltimorewendy, no, I don't want to get anyone into any kind of trouble, no size, shape, or form. I'm just worried about the kids, they didn't ask for any of this, ya know? I want them safe, in a clean home, with floors, not grass, and clean clothing, bathing facilities, and real cooked meals, not cold hot dogs once a day. It just worries me. Plus, the youngest boy isn't very big, there's pretty deep water close by and they've left the kids there before all alone. There's also a girl there, the oldest boy is a half brother. she's like 13, catch my drift? Yes, I'm worried about them. By the way, I'm also originally from Baltimore.

Update 3:

Actually, I did call the Maryland State Police tonight and the Carroll county Sherrif's Department. They were calling Children Services and going out there. I know it's been very hot and very humid lately. What's sadder? The oldest boy os overweight and he already has heart problems. What the hell is wrong with people nowadays, ya know?

Update 4:

baltimore wendy, Yes, I'm being totally honest, sadly. No, I don't like the woman, not at all, but this isn't about her, it's about those kids, I feel sorry for them, not her. No, he's no ex of mine, I really hate admitting this to anyone, but the truth of the matter is, he's my own brother. Which makes this 20 times worse. I feel no sympathy for him either because he won't work to rent them a real home, he's a lazy bum, he'd rather steal and bum of of people than work and cash a paycheck. I really didn't want to tell this was my brother, but why not? I don't defend him, he's guily as charged along with her for treating those kids like that. They're not his kids, but he claims them so they may as well be. He calls them his family, so he should become a real man and work and support his family and get them a home. He's no good, neither is she, (she had 8 kids in all, one passed away from heart problems,4 are in homes, 3 are with them, in which the girl she just got back 6 months ago.

7 Answers

  • fun
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    well, I read your other question. You mention she gained custody of the kids recently, so my guess is that Social Services and a Case worker is assigned to her and she is checked often. I really don't want to think that you are just doing this out of anger and resentment of some kind and this is just you being a good citizen worry for the well being of the kids. You mention they are living in a tent?! I can't believe we were at 98 degrees and you didn't do anything to report them?? we were at code orange!!! If they are living in a tent that means they don't have air conditioner. I'm sorry but if this is true you should call 911 and let them know the situation.

    Now...if you are doing this just because you don't like this woman or you don't approve the boyfriend, or this man was your boyfriend and he left you for her and now your bitter and just want to make their life miserable....please don't do it!! I'm a strong believer that "What goes around comes around" and whatever good or bad you do it will come back to you.

    If you feel this kids are in any kind of danger you should contact the Child Protective Services, but please do it ONLY if you have prove that these kids are neglected, otherwise you will just add more stress on their life.

  • 1 decade ago

    How could anyone just stand by and do nothing? Even if what that person is doing isn't illegal or actually considered abuse by the state law, reporting the possibility to the police would put them on alert, so they're more likely to pursue action if another report is filed.

    Besides, children can't do anything to protect themselves. Isn't it our responsibility as human beings to make sure our future generations are safe? Just some food for thought...

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Just out of curiosity are these the children that live in the tent?

    I thought it was the same kids. Unfortunately the situation you described would not be enough to get anything done at least not where I live. Of course you can always try reporting it and hope for the best.

  • 1 decade ago

    I would act on in definitely. As per the specific action that would depend on the urgency of the situation and the circumstances. Perhaps DCFS perhaps the Police.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Call the police or child/family protective agency and report as many facts as you can.

  • 1 decade ago

    If you were the child, what would you want others to do? Children need protection and if they can't get it from their parents, the authorities need to be notified so they can take care of the problem. You can always ask to be anonymous.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Please contact your local police department ASAP....There thousands of children seriously injured or killed because someone did not report the abuse going on....and as a parent myself I would not hesitate to insure the safety of any child..most states will not tell the name of theperson who reported the abuse/neglect...if that is what you are worried about...Can you take the chance of being responsible of the injury or death of a child because you didnt report them

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