on the news tonight...
3 year old toddler ended up in hospital after 3 weeks of abuse.
apparently, according to neighbours, she was hung from the washing line, used by the abusers as a wrestling dummy to practice wrestling moves, placed on the roof of the house and left to scream, placed in an icecold bath and god knows what else.
perpetrators were 17 year old boy, 21 year old step dad, 18 year old partner to step boy and someone else I dont recall.
mother...who left the kid there...is apparently innocent because she wasn't there at the time.
where to begin? with the fuckers who did it? the mother who wasn't there for 3 weeks and who had the brilliant idea of leaving her daughter with these assholes? the neighbours who apparently were 'too scared' to tell anyone?
I would burn the fucking lot of them in the same fire.
damn Im angry.
July 26th, 2007 7:39am
17-year-old Wiremu Curtis, the baby's step-dad,
Wiremu's brother 21-year-old Michael Curtis
Michael's partner 17-year-old Oriwa Kemp
19-year-old Michael Pearson.
all guilty as fuck of beating a toddler named Nia
spread the names about if you have a blog. I want this crime to follow these fuckers for the rest of their lives.
shame I dont have the names of their neighbours and her mother.
July 26th, 2007 7:43am
Do they live in a really bad neighborhood? What kind of people don't call the police in this kind of situation?
July 26th, 2007 7:57am
The kind of people that don't get no help from the police.
There kids themselves so what do you expect? Just fuck ups that are to ignorant to know better.
I saw a girl from school 6 months ago with a new baby and she was swinging the thing round the living room with her mates, wtf? Dumb cunt
what are you reading for?
July 26th, 2007 8:09am
Err, wsv, I'd be very careful if I were you. They've been arrested, not even tried and certainly not convicted yet afaics.
man on the stair
July 26th, 2007 8:25am
>The kind of people that don't get no help from the police.
If by "no help" you mean "that have enough skeletons...maybe literally...in their own closet that they don't want the attention", then I agree. The neighbors should be charged for not fulfilling even the most basic of civic duties.
>They're kids themselves so what do you expect?
Hands up anyone that abused a toddler when they were 17. <counting hands> Doesn't seem like many people.
17 years old is *way* beyond the point where this is even remotely acceptable (hell, when I was 7, me and a friend convinced a neighbor kid that a hardened piece of shit was a chocolate bar, to the point that he took a taste. I had guilty regret about it then, and still have guilt about that to this day. I was _7_), and these fuckups (if guilty as charged) are clearly scumbags -- guaranteed life-long eternal scumbags. This is not a rational action by any rational person.
July 26th, 2007 10:31am
The mother's left the kid with the stepdad. Seems reasonable behaviour. How's she to know these people are round the twist.
July 26th, 2007 10:56am
While I think these fuckheads were fully aware and culpable of their actions, I do think it's a stretch to call a 17 year old bitch a "step dad" of a 3 year old. More like "the current guy boning the mother".
Leaving a 3 year old with a 17 year old for 3 weeks is deeply questionable.
July 26th, 2007 11:00am
Oh sorry the summary above made me think the description "step-dad" comment was applied to the 17 year old. Instead it's the 21 year old. That seems more reasonable.
July 26th, 2007 11:04am
> Hands up anyone that abused a toddler when they were 17.
I gave my siblings noogies.
July 26th, 2007 11:09am
I cried when I read this - then I got angry.
Rotorua isn't a huge city, and it does have some trouble with gangs and violence - the only time in my life I've ever been the victim of a crime was in Rotorua. But still - our Police are overworked. They're not going to go jumping on the neighbours for whatever their sins are; they don't have the bloody time or resources. This kid was apparently going to a Kohanga Reo (maori-language playschool) so I'll bet anything you like the teachers there saw bruises, psycological effects, etc. (And btw 17 is *not* a kid - in New Zealand most people leave home at about 17).
We have one of the highest rates of child abuse in the world. And instead of actually tackling the problem of abused and dead children (not that I know what would work with scum like these) we pass laws against smacking. I also suspect that it'll be a matter of hours before some asshole starts up with the whole "It's because maori are oppressed by the Pakeha!" bullshit. Yeah, New Zealand is racist, always has been (we're no better than any other country in that respect) but using "poor me" rhetoric to excuse the systematic torture of kids makes me see red. Besides which... there are plenty of white families like this. What's their excuse?
And as for the mother... Maori society works on the whanau (family) system, where the extended family, or community, helps out with rearing the children. It can work wonderfully, and it can fail miserably. I'm pakehea and so don't come from that background - my Mum was always too paranoid to let someone she didn't know well look after us - but I still think allowing the village to raise your kid is lazy. Everyone needs help from time to time, but surely any parent is more vigilant than this woman? Didn't she see the affects of the abuse, each time she came back?
It makes me sick.
July 26th, 2007 3:17pm
I'm sorry, why is "just leave the lot of them on top of a roof for a week or two" not an option?
July 26th, 2007 6:02pm