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iblogleft
Certifiable
10:41 AM on 05/18/2010
This is what happens when we re-direct and mismanage our police priorities from pubic safety and violent crime to a "drug war".
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eds123
My micro-bio is less filling and tastes great!
10:54 AM on 05/18/2010
This is one of the reasons our police departments are redirected to fighting abstract "wars on..." instead of protecting us from threats like this.
11:14 AM on 05/18/2010
threats?

huh?

over blown this buddy
10:54 AM on 05/18/2010
Right. What?!
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kapalabhati
Lokah Samasta Sukhino Bhavantu
11:11 AM on 05/18/2010
Rather reported yesterday on Morning Joe that upon release from prison, drug dealers are now turning to the underage sex trade. They can make more money, fly under the radar, due to lack of law enforcement resources (thanks WAR ON DRUGS) and if arrested serve much less time. A win win all around for the criminals. THAT'S "What."
11:14 AM on 05/18/2010
exactly
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GeraldVanDijkstra
10:40 AM on 05/18/2010
We are all prostitutes on this bus............everyone serves somebody.
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kapalabhati
Lokah Samasta Sukhino Bhavantu
11:48 AM on 05/18/2010
Pithy observation. Well, then, those that are minors, kidnapped, drugged, taken across state and national borders, and raped by adults are slaves.
10:38 AM on 05/18/2010
blame the parents
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tgd
"The more I see of man, the more I like dogs."
11:18 AM on 05/18/2010
There are people who should never be parents. One of my daughter's acquaintances was a stripper and prostitute who had two children, a girl and a boy, who were never taught anything and were like wild animals. I often wonder what will happen to those children, especially the little girl when she has been exposed to so much. The father went to jail for dealing drugs, they divorced and she has bounced from man to man and God knows what these kids have seen or what abuse they have experienced. You can't just wash your hands of these children and say "blame the parents" when these people don't know how to be parents.
10:34 AM on 05/18/2010
How sinister is it to use a child to bait another one? The whole scheme is heartless beyond the imagination of most human beings as it is.
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11:15 AM on 05/18/2010
Your personal disabilities aren't all that common.
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capt ayhab
No War on IRAN
10:34 AM on 05/18/2010
OMG this is horrible.

I do not blame the children because the do not know better. I blame parents, schools and entire society that is failing in protecting the future generation.
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eds123
My micro-bio is less filling and tastes great!
10:57 AM on 05/18/2010
The children are not completely innocent in all of this. This story is only the tip of the iceberg, teenage girls are selling themselves in malls all across America so they can afford the latest designer fashions.
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Majestry
Every man is the artisan of his own fortune
11:06 AM on 05/18/2010
This is also true. In societies where consumerism is king this happens. Look at Japan where it's a problem too.
11:17 AM on 05/18/2010
Yeah right - we all know that kid have LV and Prada tagged in their DNA and of
course all these preteens years spent getting brainwashed by that all these ads
and smart marketing campaigns made by adults and designed to mold them in
the perfect consumers have nothing to do with it...
10:58 AM on 05/18/2010
It's interesting to read and hear that all of society's problems are the fault of schools and the teachers. This is totally absurd!!! If teachers are that powerful, they should be earning what celebrities, politicians and banksters earn.
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capt ayhab
No War on IRAN
11:59 AM on 05/18/2010
Actually if you notice I blame all involved, from parents on up to society as whole.

We can not deny the fact that society is the larger scale of the family unit and it projects the values of the family, school and all.
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Delmark Goldfarb
Singer/songwriter, movie extra, grandfather
10:28 AM on 05/18/2010
What's the frequency, Kenneth?
10:26 AM on 05/18/2010
Either these parents are complicent in their children's exploitation or they're pretty negligent. What kind of parent lets a twelve-year-old date, let alone move in with a boyfriend?
02:29 PM on 05/18/2010
I let this slide in my previous comments, but how does a parent let a 12 year old move out of the home and in with a boyfriend? But in previous years, there's been this big push to validate sexuality in teens as something that is a fact of life. What people failed to understand that once sexuality is validated it doesn't always manifest the way you'd like it to. To me, it's ludicrous to validate sexual behavior in children who are legally underage and cannot economically support themselves, nor have the emotional and mental maturity to make decisions. We have to get back to basics with kids. The rampant consumerism directed at children which has become a key part of our economy has to stop. It's not helping them toward healthy development. Parents have to quit over-indulging kids and make them aware at an earlier age about accountability, finances and the consequences of certain behavior. If girls are turning tricks at 12, then it's obvious parents don't have a lot of time impacting their children. So staying in a bubble with your child for the first 5 years of their adorableness needs to be re-thought. Also, I'm with the folks who have pointed out that the decision to become a parent has become way too casual. If you don't intend to put your all into it, then don't. Parenting is not a spectator sport and children aren't pets. I don't think pets should be treated this way.