Posted by: As I See It by Arnie | July 15, 2007

Too busy with video games to take care of kids.

This is just one of those stories that you shake your head and think, say it ain’t so, say that someone made it up, tell me it’s a Hollywood story line for a horror movie. Nope. A married couple, “Michael Straw, 25, and Iana Straw, 23, pleaded guilty Friday to two counts each of child neglect. Each faces a maximum 12-year prison sentence.”

The “boy age 22 months and a girl age 11 months, were severely malnourished and near death last month when doctors saw them after social workers took them to a hospital.”

“…. the Reno couple were too distracted by online video games, mainly the fantasy role-playing “Dungeons & Dragons” series, to give their children proper care.”

“They had food; they just chose not to give it to their kids because they were too busy playing video games,”

And these people vote?     Nope,  don’t have time.

Now this should qualify for a “hate” crime. Lock the door, throw away the keys, take away all access to computers and hang the pictures of their kids in the cell for them to view each and every day. When this couple get out they must be prevented from having kids ever, ever, ever again.

It would be interesting to pull up their educational records.

What of the grandparents of the toddlers? His side could be deceased, as he received a $50,000 inheritance (spent on computer equipment) So what of her side? Deceased? Out of town? Out of touch? Did they know anything at all about what was going on?

Sad take on America, “… the land of the brave and the home of the free.”


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