Children Taken Away From "Filthy" Home; Mother Arrested

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Five children were taken away from their mother after Buffalo Police discovered they were living in filth.
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Sabrina

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Jun 2, 2007
 
I dont understand how if the father is involved why he let them live in such chaos? im a single mother of 3 and i go to school fulltime i still take care of my kids...as far as im concerned the father is partly to blasme because he knew
Dawn

Buffalo, NY

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#2
Jun 2, 2007
 
Yet another example of a stressed out mom with obviously no or little support!! If we all went back to living the "village" philosophy, we wouldn't see these situations. Nowadays, people don't want to "get involved", "look the other way" and "leave it to someone else". "I'm too busy", "I don't want to deal with it", are reasons we give to ignore the DESPERATION of others! Our society is screaming for help, are we going to finally listen and help our NEIGBORS or just look at them with disgust for something that obviously got out of control!! Do you live in a glass house? Or, could this have been you or someone you know and love?
Lisa

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#3
Jun 2, 2007
 
I agree with both of you. Both parents should be held responsible. I have raised 2 children on my own and work as well and we have never lived in such conditions! Where is the support? If BOTH parents did their share this would have never happened.

So now what happens? These kids go into foster care, then what? Some stranger gets paid for these kids to live in similar conditions, mom has an arrest record and dad gets off with a slap on the wrist? But they will be better off, right? When will people learn to accept responsibility for their actions and stop pointing fingers?

If the "system" worked the way it should, they would step in, get these people some counseling, a decent job, and help them get out of the mess they are currently in. But no, it is so much easier to just arrest someone and blame them rather than admit the system is flawed.
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#4
Jun 2, 2007
 
So you're saying that the community is to blame because she throws dirty diapers(amongst other things) in the yard and not a garbage can? Society is to blame because she is too lazy to clean her own house? And shame on us for not watching over her 2 yr old running around outside while she sleeps! We should be in there fixing her house that she and the kids destroyed! And after all that, we should pat her on the back for being such a wonderful and responsible mother. Sheesh...Canines are better mothers than what she is.
If they have no money, fine. It would be understandable if her cupboards and fridge are a little emptier than that of ours. But lack of money didn't force this woman to use clothes as carpeting. And how about the sink on the kid's bed?
You can go around and blame people who aren't to be blamed. I'm going to look at her with discust. BTW...would you let your kids play over at her house unsupervised? She's only but a stressed out and unsupported mother. I sure as hell wouldn't.
ART ASHCROFT

Buffalo, NY

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Jun 2, 2007
 
THE MOTHER AND DAUGHTER MUST BE IDIOTS. THE GIRL IS CRYING THAT THE FATHER WON'T HELP. THE MOTHER SITS ON THE PORCH ALL DAY. THE NEIGHBORS DON'T SEE THE PIG STY THERE DIPERS, GARBAGE. SOMETHING SHOULD HAVE BEEN DONE BEFORE THIS. GARGAGE PICK UP THE PHONE NEIGHBORS AND CALL HEALTH DEPT. GARBAGE BRINGS RATS. ANS. RODENT CONTROL FOR THE CHILDERN CHILDERN'S AID FOR THE FATHER NOT HELPING FAMILY COURT.FOR MAMA AND THE LITTLE MAMA LOVER JAIL. THE CHILDERN SHOULD HAVE A CLEAN HOUSE,GOOD FOOD AND LOVE
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Jun 2, 2007
 
These people should be shot with birth control darts like they do with the deer. LOL..anyone up for some white trash hunting???
mygame

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#7
Jun 2, 2007
 
Yes, I do think that both parents are to blame but the father left the home. Are you telling me that the mother didn't know how to clean her house, "THATS BULL". Theres no reason the mother should had let her kids live in a nasty house. I think she should be able to keep her kids, but she needs to clean her home up.
Joe

Buffalo, NY

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#8
Jun 2, 2007
 
To any of you so called know it alls. I sold this house about 3 and a half years ago to this family. This was a beautiful home with absolutely no problems. I lived in this neighborhood for over 35 years before Riverside became "THE CRACK AND WHITE TRASH GHETTO." These children and mother were abandoned by this loser. The father is a BUM. He is the party responsible for the destruction and demoralization of that home and that family. He should be the one in jail,yet the kids are taken out and placed into foster care, and their mother went jail? Please, I will go to any court hearing or testify to any judge to place that loser in jail. He is a drug addict and did not leave because of the conditions. He left because he did want to be responsible for those kids, wife and bills. If anyone reads this, this is THE REAL TRUTH,TRUST ME I KNOW I SOLD THE HOUSE.
Caring One

Sayre, PA

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Jun 2, 2007
 
I think they are all bums.But What Next, Im up for some white trash hunting!! I wonder how people like that can have and care for children, when there are families that really try to have children and cant. It is just wrong.
wendy casillas

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#10
Jun 2, 2007
 
tony u are a total loser,u left those kids and cheryl 3 years ago,and never ever helped her with money ,what was she suppose to do? leaving her with no income 5 kids you are a sad excuse for a man
Buffalo NY

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Jun 2, 2007
 
My mom raised twelve (12) children, the furniture was not new or the best but it was clean. We wore handme downs to school, but each day we wore something different, clean and nicely pressed. I raised two (2) children on my own, same senerio. There really is no excuse if the mom is not mentally ill, and if she is then the system should have notice and done something. I am not for relying on the system but if they get involved then finish what it starts. The day as many is a loser for his poor excuse. You do not have to live with the children in order to look out for their best interest! Bottom line I see this couple as people whom brought these children into this world and somewhere along the way lost what it means to be parents, fine, if you feel you can not take care of them give them up! There is plenty of help out there, but, you can lead a horse to water but you can not make him drink it. Unfit parents bottom line! As for neighbors getting involved for what? The parents do not pick up afterwards and the system, well, we know where it stands, too much red tape before anything gets done. As adults we are responsible for our actions, for the parents, suck it up and deal with you responsiblity. Am I judgemental, perhaps, but we all go through tough times and as adults must learn how to pull ourselves out of it. Am I rich, no, do I have a beautiful home, no, heck right now I can not even find a job, but is my house full of filth, no!
To Joe,
I understand your disappointment in how this house has ended up after you having for 35 years. I have owned my home for 20 and can't even imagine what would happen to it if I sold it. It does not matter how big or small, what neighborhood you live in, you must consider your home your castle and take care of it. It seems both parents are to blame, they took something beautiful and took no pride in it! It is a shame because the ones paying the consequenes is the children. Sounds more like laziness then anything else.
wendy casillas

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Jun 2, 2007
 
ART ASHCROFT wrote:
THE MOTHER AND DAUGHTER MUST BE IDIOTS. THE GIRL IS CRYING THAT THE FATHER WON'T HELP. THE MOTHER SITS ON THE PORCH ALL DAY. THE NEIGHBORS DON'T SEE THE PIG STY THERE DIPERS, GARBAGE. SOMETHING SHOULD HAVE BEEN DONE BEFORE THIS. GARGAGE PICK UP THE PHONE NEIGHBORS AND CALL HEALTH DEPT. GARBAGE BRINGS RATS. ANS. RODENT CONTROL FOR THE CHILDERN CHILDERN'S AID FOR THE FATHER NOT HELPING FAMILY COURT.FOR MAMA AND THE LITTLE MAMA LOVER JAIL. THE CHILDERN SHOULD HAVE A CLEAN HOUSE,GOOD FOOD AND LOVE
how can she clean when he wont give her money for supplies ect... not even diapers for the baby
FRIEND OF MOTHER

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Jun 2, 2007
 
What next wrote:
These people should be shot with birth control darts like they do with the deer. LOL..anyone up for some white trash hunting???
HEY WHAT NEXT,IF U DONT KNOW THEM THEN SHUT YOUR MOUTH
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Jun 2, 2007
 
Why? Because I feel it's wrong for unfit people to have children? If you can't take care of them, then don't have them. Bottom line. These poor kids have been growing up thinking that living in those deplorable conditions is normal. That house is unfit for a dog let alone a family.

Wendy: It doesn't cost money to pick things up. It costs a little bit of physical energy.
sad

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#15
Jun 2, 2007
 
I think it is very sad for children to have to live like that. I am a single mother with two children, no support from either father, and no support from the government. I have medical problems that sometimes keep me in bed till noon. But, I do not have trash all over my yard or my house and my kids have clean clothes everyday. I have a job and work 40 hours a week. I take my son to his three hour baseball games twice a week. I still have time, even though I have to FORCE myself on some days, to keep my house CLEAN for myself and my kids. The father not living there or not giving her any support is no excuse for not cleaning. The 19 year old complains that DAD does not support them, What does she do????
mike

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#16
Jun 2, 2007
 
what kind of man leaves his family, unless there is physical or mental abuse going on. this "im not happy" so im leaving mentality is destroying the nuclear family, and why is she in jail and not the man who should be providing for this family he helped create?
Joe

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#17
Jun 3, 2007
 
I have to respond again to what is a situation that terribly upsets me. I went by the house that I once resided in, owned, and sold to this family. It was an atrocity. My mother lives directly across the street from this house. I am frequently in the neighborhood. I chose to leave the neighborhood I lived in for 35 years that once was a descent place to live due to Riverside now being the new GHETTO in the city. The mother (Cheryl) may have had some responsibility as well as the older daughter (AMY) in maintaining the upkeep as far as cleaning the property goes. However, they were not the ones who ripped everything apart such as wall,sinks,floors,doors etc.. and left them undone. This loser abandoned these kids and her and then is on television lieing. He is the WORST kind of LOSER in my eyes, a coward. Tony is on television stating he paid the mortgage and came by to do repairs is an absolute lie. That home was in the banks hands and when he did come by it was to fight and break windows. This guy is the TRUE PICTURE OF WHITE TRASH stands for. He should be locked up with his own bucket to use as a bathroom and left to rot! I will go to any lengths to see him pay for what he did to that home and innocent kids. I would sit in any judges court room showing the pictures I have of how nice that home was before that WHITE TRASH LOSER DESTROYED IT! ENJOY THE FISH PATTIES IN THE HOLDING CENTER YOU LOSER!!
Jim

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Jun 3, 2007
 
FRIEND OF MOTHER wrote:
<quoted text>HEY WHAT NEXT,IF U DONT KNOW THEM THEN SHUT YOUR MOUTH
I know that the city is turning into a getto beccause of the drugs and the white trash like your friend
South Buffalo is the same way. i recently sold a house there tat has been in my wifes family for 45 years and had to take a huge loss because of people moving into the neighborhood like your friend and her ilk
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#19
Jun 3, 2007
 
I AM TIRED OF THE POOR ME STORIES......IT DOESN'T COST ANYTHING TO CLEAN UP....PUT STUFF AND TRASH BAGS AND PUT OUT THE TRASH....THAT GARBAGE AND DIAPERS AROUND THE YARD IS INEXCUSABLE........AND NO EXCUSES SHOULD BE MADE....WE AS A SOCIETY NEED TO CRACK DOWN ON THIS TYPE OF NONSENSE BEHAVIOR.YOU CAN BE POOR AND BUT THERE IS NO REASON YOU CAN'T CLEAN UP YOUR STUFF..YOU DON'T NEED CLEANING SUPPLIES.........USE WATER HOT OR COLD WITH EITHER SHAMPOO OR BATH SOAP.......I AGREE.TAKE THE KIDS AWAY..AND MAKE MOM AND DAD FIGURE OUT WHAT THEY NEED TO DO TO GET THEM BACK.QUIT MAKING IT EASY AND GIVING THEM PARENTING CLASSES.....AND ADULT BABYSITTERS.TELL THEM TO GET OFF THEIR BUTTS AND GET TO WORK............CONFORM TO SOCIETY.IT'S REALLY VERY EASY.......
Caring One

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Jun 3, 2007
 
Friend of the mother: yeah we may not know them but we know their type. So do you let your children live like that? Or go over there?

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