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LCSD: 18-year-old arrested after son dies in his care

There are 30 comments on the WIS-TV Columbia story from Jan 20, 2010, titled LCSD: 18-year-old arrested after son dies in his care. In it, WIS-TV Columbia reports that:

The Lexington County Sheriff's Department and the coroner's office are investigating the death of a 5-month-old boy in Gaston.

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“Have a fantastic day!”

Since: Dec 09

Gaston, SC

#2 Jan 21, 2010
gic is a joke wrote:
<quoted text>I am very proud of this town and where it is and where it is going that is why I have no concerns because it is in good hands with the council. Wonderful place for me and my children just the way it is!
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Stephen T Dailey

Columbia, SC

#3 Jan 21, 2010
Kids..... The Gaston Improvement Council worked so hard last summer to give the kids of Gaston something to do. We gave away countless awards to our school children for essays and contributions, etc., and we actually had two eighteen year old boys that attended almost all of the "Gaston Game Day" events, that went on to two separate colleges, one being a Christian College. I know that they will remember those days and the positive influences for the rest of their lives. And will tell their children about them. IMPROVEMENTS.

“Have a fantastic day!”

Since: Dec 09

Gaston, SC

#4 Jan 21, 2010
Forgive me but this truly bothers me - this type of publicity and media reports regarding our town.

How, as a community....one town, can we alleviate anymore of this type of coverage? How, as a town, can we put Gaston in a better spotlight - local programs can Gaston provide?
Stephen T Dailey

Columbia, SC

#5 Jan 21, 2010
Or are YOU happy and wonderfully content because YOUR family has not been affected.....Yet.
TMC

Cheraw, SC

#6 Jan 22, 2010
Wait a minute, do you think that some type of recreation facility would have stopped a man from shaking his baby to death?

Seriously?
Stephen T Dailey

Columbia, SC

#7 Jan 22, 2010
TMC wrote:
Wait a minute, do you think that some type of recreation facility would have stopped a man from shaking his baby to death?
Seriously?
Thomas, do you truly need for me to explain to you the implications of quality time spent with children? Seriously? We have only tried to set the example. If you are paying attention, you will see that we continue to work toward many types of intervention in our children's lives. ANY type and any way that we can, but we are only a few. Most people, like you, spend THEIR time trying to get us to NOT care. Read the posts, THE ANSWERS ARE IN THERE. I notice that you did not take me up on my last offer to you just as Wendy will not accept our offer to her, only talk, only trying to be an obstacle, only searching for reasons NOT to care. We can only do so much alone, that is the reasoning behind gathering the community together and pushing for ANY assistance. The reason that we use this type of facility (Recreation) is because that is all that we can acquire at this time. We are working our butts off to change that, as hard as you are trying to find fault in us caring about our community. If you will loan us some other type of facility and/or YOUR time, we would also be working with planned parenthood and........You know, there is no reason to continue with anymore examples for you because if you don't get it yet, you are not going to, and you will spend all of your time trying to figure out why your assistance will not help and in the end, you are not going to help anyway, right? only put down those who do really care and are trying to make a difference. To quote a famous cliché "It takes a village to raise a child". Are you going to help, Thomas? Or spend your time justifying why you won't and trying to stop anyone else who does?
Stephen T Dailey

Columbia, SC

#8 Jan 22, 2010
"I hate that this happened but rule #1 speed kills. Also, the juvenile delinquents we have in Gaston that have nothing better to do with their stupid redneck selves is the reason people brick their mailboxes".

This was copied from another topic on here just now Thomas about a teen who collided with a brick mailbox. Notice the term asociated with Gaston juveniles >>>"Stupid Rednecks". Have you any suggestions to help with this perception, or ONLY criticism for those of us who are trying to help?
Stephen T Dailey

Columbia, SC

#9 Jan 22, 2010
If YOU do not want to help IMPROVE our town Thomas, that is fine. But for the love of God, stop trying to down those of us who are.
Stephen T Dailey

Columbia, SC

#10 Jan 22, 2010
This derogatory term is also what the outside communities refer to YOUR children as. You are fellow Gastonians, yes?
Stephen T Dailey

Columbia, SC

#11 Jan 22, 2010
TMC wrote:
Wait a minute, do you think that some type of recreation facility would have stopped a man from shaking his baby to death?
Seriously?
And this was not a "man" Thomas, this was a child. Teaching our boys and girls to be MEN and WOMEN of integrity is what we are trying to do. If you were at any of the gatherings you would know this. A "man" would not have done this to his child. It is easy to be uninvolved and ........You know, again, what is the point? I know where you stand and YOU know where WE stand. The rest is common sense.
Stephen T Dailey

Columbia, SC

#12 Jan 22, 2010
Had these children had something else to do that day, constructive, perhaps there would not have even been a conception, therefore no baby to shake, no child in jail, no families in pain, no life wasted, no tax payers supporting the boys stint in jail (Since money seems to be your issue, from your other post today)......... Do you truly not get it?

SERIOUSLY?
Stephen T Dailey

Columbia, SC

#13 Jan 22, 2010
Oh, and one less derogatory comment about OUR town and the people that reside here.

Jeeze, what do you not get about that Thomas? And you have the gall to refer to US as naive.
TMC

Cheraw, SC

#14 Jan 22, 2010
I hate to be the one to break this news to you, but Jeffrey Dahmer was raised in a metropolitan area with recreation centers, local sports for children, and all the other "community activites". His father was an analytical chemist, which I would consider a pretty intelligent guy, so he was not coming from a life of poverty. He was molested by a neighbor.

So, how did having all those grand things help Dahmer?

And, I hate to break this to you, but at 18 years old, he is a man. Anytime someone can strap on a pair of boots, pick up a gun, and give his life in defense of his country by his own free will, he is a man.

Furthermore, just because you build a recreation facility does not mean this guy would opt for tossing a baseball with you over having sex with his girlfriend. Just because you want so bad to make this so does not make it true.

There are recreation centers in every major city in the US. There are also gangs. There are also child predators that involve themselves in these activities. You continue to list all these things that could have been prevented by having some youth activities when in reality, cities with those centers have crime.

West Columbia has a newer recreation center at 485 Brooks Avenue. It is nice. They have a crime rate well above the state average per 100K people, not only in violent crimes, but in property crimes as well.

Explain how that recreation center helped reduce their crime rate.

Now, had those children had another option, they MAY have made the decision to do something else. But, they may have chosen to do the same exact thing that they did. Just because you WANT them to do different does not make it fact.

It is very naive that you think YOU can make changes in other people's lives just because YOU want them to change. You point toward any crime and state how community involvement could have changed it. If it works, it would work elsewhere, like West Columbia, and it has not reduced their crime in the least.
TMC

Cheraw, SC

#15 Jan 22, 2010
One more point, I could care less what people state about Gaston. I could care less if they call my son a redneck. Why? Because I have done my job as a parent and their stated opinion of him is not going to change who he is, what he does, or where he is going in his life.
And, I find someone calling the teens "stupid rednecks" no worse than someone running around on a message board calling people idiot and coward.
Stones....glass houses.
Stephen T Dailey

Columbia, SC

#16 Jan 22, 2010
TMC wrote:
One more point, I could care less what people state about Gaston. I could care less if they call my son a redneck. Why? Because I have done my job as a parent and their stated opinion of him is not going to change who he is, what he does, or where he is going in his life.
And, I find someone calling the teens "stupid rednecks" no worse than someone running around on a message board calling people idiot and coward.
Stones....glass houses.
Now whom is naive? As a whole your surroundings and upbringing do have an effect on your self esteem or worth. I took psychology in college. But again I keep hearing the selfish "I" and "MY" from you as if that is all that matters. If this issue is not about you and your, then that is fine. The question is why do you find it so imperative to block others whom may need this guidence. The idiot and Coward thing was about people lying and making false acusations and hiding behind assumed identities and only addressed those persons (By the way, they prooved my point by never giving proof or identifying themselves) which made my accusations valid. The Redneck thing is pointed at our Town as a whole. Apples and Oranges.
Stephen T Dailey

Columbia, SC

#17 Jan 22, 2010
TMC wrote:
I hate to be the one to break this news to you, but Jeffrey Dahmer was raised in a metropolitan area with recreation centers, local sports for children, and all the other "community activites". His father was an analytical chemist, which I would consider a pretty intelligent guy, so he was not coming from a life of poverty. He was molested by a neighbor.
So, how did having all those grand things help Dahmer?
And, I hate to break this to you, but at 18 years old, he is a man. Anytime someone can strap on a pair of boots, pick up a gun, and give his life in defense of his country by his own free will, he is a man.
Furthermore, just because you build a recreation facility does not mean this guy would opt for tossing a baseball with you over having sex with his girlfriend. Just because you want so bad to make this so does not make it true.
There are recreation centers in every major city in the US. There are also gangs. There are also child predators that involve themselves in these activities. You continue to list all these things that could have been prevented by having some youth activities when in reality, cities with those centers have crime.
West Columbia has a newer recreation center at 485 Brooks Avenue. It is nice. They have a crime rate well above the state average per 100K people, not only in violent crimes, but in property crimes as well.
Explain how that recreation center helped reduce their crime rate.
Now, had those children had another option, they MAY have made the decision to do something else. But, they may have chosen to do the same exact thing that they did. Just because you WANT them to do different does not make it fact.
It is very naive that you think YOU can make changes in other people's lives just because YOU want them to change. You point toward any crime and state how community involvement could have changed it. If it works, it would work elsewhere, like West Columbia, and it has not reduced their crime in the least.
I cannot wait to address this but right now I have other business to tend to. However, I will be back. I like you Thomas.
TMC

Cheraw, SC

#18 Jan 22, 2010
Stephen T Dailey wrote:
<quoted text>
Now whom is naive? As a whole your surroundings and upbringing do have an effect on your self esteem or worth. I took psychology in college. But again I keep hearing the selfish "I" and "MY" from you as if that is all that matters. If this issue is not about you and your, then that is fine. The question is why do you find it so imperative to block others whom may need this guidence. The idiot and Coward thing was about people lying and making false acusations and hiding behind assumed identities and only addressed those persons (By the way, they prooved my point by never giving proof or identifying themselves) which made my accusations valid. The Redneck thing is pointed at our Town as a whole. Apples and Oranges.
The Redneck thing does not point out anything about our town as a whole. Lets read the quote you provided:
"I hate that this happened but rule #1 speed kills. Also, the juvenile delinquents we have in Gaston that have nothing better to do with their stupid redneck selves is the reason people brick their mailboxes".

The "stupid redneck selves" refers to the earlier part of the sentence, specifically the "juvenile delinquents we have in Gaston".

Are you stating that Gaston is populated by only juvenile delinquents? More specifically, the people that brick their mailboxes are in response to the mailboxes being destroyed, usually by a baseball bat or another object. I would be willing to bet that those doing it are younger males, probably in the 15-20 age range. And, I would also state that riding around in a car with a baseball bat destroying a mailbox would make me consider them a redneck, and not a bright one at that.

I take NO offense to that quote. It does not describe me, my sons, or any member of my family. Why does it offend you so? Does a member of your family ride around and destroy mailboxes? No? Then it should not describe your family and therefore, should not be offensive to you either. I fail to see your point here. If someone has a child that rides around and destroys mailboxes, IMO, they should not be offended when someone calls them a delinquent or a stupid redneck, because if they are doing it, they are.

And, I used the I and my because that statement was not offensive to me. They are not talking about me, my family, or the residents of Gaston that I personally know. I think I have explained why I feel that way. That statement was pointed towards a specific group of people, a group I am not going to defend.

And, the idiot and coward thing, as you state: "addressed those persons which made my accusations valid." The stupid redneck was pointed towards the juvenile delinquents that destroyed mailboxes. Both remarks were pointed directly at a specific group, not the town of Gaston. Apples to Apples.
William T Dailey

Columbia, SC

#19 Jan 22, 2010
TMC wrote:
I hate to be the one to break this news to you, but Jeffrey Dahmer was raised in a metropolitan area with recreation centers, local sports for children, and all the other "community activites". His father was an analytical chemist, which I would consider a pretty intelligent guy, so he was not coming from a life of poverty. He was molested by a neighbor.
So, how did having all those grand things help Dahmer?
And, I hate to break this to you, but at 18 years old, he is a man. Anytime someone can strap on a pair of boots, pick up a gun, and give his life in defense of his country by his own free will, he is a man.
Furthermore, just because you build a recreation facility does not mean this guy would opt for tossing a baseball with you over having sex with his girlfriend. Just because you want so bad to make this so does not make it true.
There are recreation centers in every major city in the US. There are also gangs. There are also child predators that involve themselves in these activities. You continue to list all these things that could have been prevented by having some youth activities when in reality, cities with those centers have crime.
West Columbia has a newer recreation center at 485 Brooks Avenue. It is nice. They have a crime rate well above the state average per 100K people, not only in violent crimes, but in property crimes as well.
Explain how that recreation center helped reduce their crime rate.
Now, had those children had another option, they MAY have made the decision to do something else. But, they may have chosen to do the same exact thing that they did. Just because you WANT them to do different does not make it fact.
It is very naive that you think YOU can make changes in other people's lives just because YOU want them to change. You point toward any crime and state how community involvement could have changed it. If it works, it would work elsewhere, like West Columbia, and it has not reduced their crime in the least.
I hate to break it to YOU, but you just helped what we've been trying to say.

"Now, had those children had another option, they MAY have made the decision to do something else. But, they may have chosen to do the same exact thing that they did."

You are completely right. What we want to do is make that option available. If we do not have the facilities, there is no possibility that we could have prevented this. However, if there is another option, who's to say that they wouldn't have chosen it; that it COULDN'T have helped.

Since: Jan 10

Columbia, SC

#20 Jan 22, 2010
TMC wrote:
Wait a minute, do you think that some type of recreation facility would have stopped a man from shaking his baby to death?
Seriously?
Yea, Seriously?

Since: Jan 10

Columbia, SC

#21 Jan 22, 2010
William T Dailey wrote:
<quoted text>
I hate to break it to YOU, but you just helped what we've been trying to say.
"Now, had those children had another option, they MAY have made the decision to do something else. But, they may have chosen to do the same exact thing that they did."
You are completely right. What we want to do is make that option available. If we do not have the facilities, there is no possibility that we could have prevented this. However, if there is another option, who's to say that they wouldn't have chosen it; that it COULDN'T have helped.
Unless they're mandated to go most people won't. Then even if they're forced to go, that only makes them rebel more.

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