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There are 32 comments on the First Coast News Jacksonville story from Aug 2, 2007, titled Top Stories - Grandmother Jailed For Leaving Grandchildren in E.... In it, First Coast News Jacksonville reports that:

By Kristin Smith First Coast News NASSAU COUNTY, FL -- Tonight a family fight is unfolding, with two grandchildren and the Atlantic Ocean in the middle of it all.

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scott

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#21 Nov 25, 2007
james..and apparently the judge thought you sucked as a parent as well since you arent even supposed to be with your kids without supervision.
Pray to Zeus

Tampa, FL

#22 Nov 26, 2007
James Barcaro wrote:
<quoted text> Whatever lack of coherency this person obliviously deems unnecessary, the statement itself bears witness to the type of support garnered by those who stand up for drunk and drugged abscentee mothers. Completely illiterate and ill informed people should refrain from voicing their pitiful opinions, but I know that idiocy rarely has the foresight to make statements based on rational thought. No problem,...I'm used to dealing with jackasss idiots since this whole thing occured. Scott, you are a total ass. Say your sewage to my face, you sack of recycled puke! My patience for you losers is over!
It sounds like you also have some issues with anger. Do you also use this kind of language around your children? Custody battles belong in court. Deciding to take children out of the country is as criminal as an incompetent parent -- but more planned. This is kidnapping, and it sounds as though the judge is being lenient with the grandmother not to slap her with a 20 year sentence.
James Barcaro

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

#23 Nov 26, 2007
To set the record straight, I don't have any contact at present with the beautiful and balanced children that I have helped raise. I never talked down about their mother to them, yet it was obvious to all that it was her vengeful assaulting litigation that attempted to destroy a very stable, loving, happy enviornment. I don't allow my kids to use the internet without strict supervision, and I would not allow them to participate in this forum. I am in no way on my high horse as to my greatness as a parent, but I do truly respect and love my children dearly and will do whatever I must to restore the happiness that has been removed from their sweet lives. Considering this, is it possible that there can be some understanding for my aggrivation. They are just kids! They don't need this in their early lives to color their opinions and trust in the world of officials. After thinking over my last post I realize that it was a momernt of weakness and irritation that prompted my response. I am growing weary of this court imposed separation as my son's 10th birthday approaches (of the which I may not be a part), and my reaction was emotional, and I retract the statement. I will add, however that I am abiding to the law, Scott. I apologize for the attack on your poorly wriien statement, but you calling me a moron is a bit ironic.
James Barcaro

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

#24 Nov 26, 2007
Pray to Zeus wrote:
<quoted text>
It sounds like you also have some issues with anger. Do you also use this kind of language around your children? Custody battles belong in court. Deciding to take children out of the country is as criminal as an incompetent parent -- but more planned. This is kidnapping, and it sounds as though the judge is being lenient with the grandmother not to slap her with a 20 year sentence.
It is very easy to voice your mistaken opinion without all the facts, like the fact that the mother abandoned the kids for the past six years and that the court gave my parents "permanent protective care until their 18th birthdays". The fact that they were able to obtain passports indicates the unquestionable authority that this very same judge had entrusted to my parents. Kidnapping was never a charge. The care and love in which my children have been raised in has been deemed by three separate counsellers to be of the highest excellence. I attended a parenting class, emotional management class, and drug screen at the beginning of their placement with my parents, and after consulting with the "department" I re entered their lives and have always been an active participant. Yes, I have some anger toward those who lay their their limited understanding of these events on this commentary, but in the light of the subject matter ( the lives of two dear children ) I can't say it's totally unfounded. I am not spouting off about my greatness, but let's just say...in an olympic "fathering" event - I'm a fearless contender. How skilled are you, and what does your input in your kids' lives show?

“3 words changed my life ”

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#25 Nov 26, 2007
why are you in france and not in america fighting for your kids? and why did the judge see you as unfit to have unsupervised visitation? regardless of all the circumstances the grandmother went completely against the law and all common sense in her decision to leave the kids in france. SOMEONE NEEDS TO GET THE BEST INTERESTS OF THESE CHILDREN IN MIND...
Deb

Jacksonville, FL

#26 Nov 27, 2007
scott1 wrote:
why are you in france and not in america fighting for your kids? and why did the judge see you as unfit to have unsupervised visitation? regardless of all the circumstances the grandmother went completely against the law and all common sense in her decision to leave the kids in france. SOMEONE NEEDS TO GET THE BEST INTERESTS OF THESE CHILDREN IN MIND...
I agree
Cannot wait to see his answers now that he is this upstanding parent thousands of miles away from his children

“3 words changed my life ”

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#27 Nov 27, 2007
notice he hasnt responded....
James Barcaro

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

#28 Nov 29, 2007
scott1 wrote:
notice he hasnt responded....
Since this whole ordeal has been so heavily covered by newspaper and television news, I figured most people knew the details of the situation. I was in France promoting a cd I recorded with a French/American group. The trip was just for a few months and the end of the visit was a rendezvous with my parents and the kids in Italy. While in Italy we discovered that the "nice" family that was renting my parents home (to fund the trip) totally gutted the place, taking everything. There was also damage from the refrigerator water source, which when it was torn out, flooded the house. With no home to return to, I suggested that we all stay the year in France. I have many friends there and they all helped us find a place and get settled in. I am here in Florida now, fighting to correct this mess...I came back as soon as I was able to buy a ticket. My parents are the ones the court gave the custody to six years ago, but I completed all my court ordered tasks that year and never left them since that time. I have only been separated from them twice. Once when I went to France for the tour, and now by order of the court. There are many families who know my parents and I, and who have written letters attesting to my character and that of my mom and dad. We love the children and their health and welfare have always been a priority. The whole illegality issue is based upon the unfortunate events that occured while we were in Europe, and how we adjusted under those circumstances.........And the reason I took so long to respond is because I don't have my own computer at present, this is a friends.
Stuart Bryant

Jacksonville, FL

#29 Sep 27, 2008
Zach is my best frind in the whole world.You guys suck like #@$*!I have been friends with Zach for two years and all of this is wrong.
James Barcaro

Fernandina Beach, FL

#31 Jan 3, 2009
It has been over a year since the hostile chokehold has been broken on my children's lives, and I just want to give a positive report that all is as it was before. The only difference is that I have sole custody (not my parents). To sum up; this whole thing was a huge waste of time, money, and most importantly, a damaging attack on two sweet kids. I hope this experience is helpful to anyone going through a similar situation.
james barcaro

Fernandina Beach, FL

#32 Jul 7, 2009
Of all the crazy turns a child custody could take, here is the present situation. After the mother nearly bankrupted my parents and I, the sole support of my two children, she has left town to live in new england. Her whole complaint was that the kids should'nt live in France where they were happy, they should move back to this mill-stink, drugged out, tourist trap of a town where she lived. We came back, she's gone. Kiss my ass!
melody sienna barcaro

Fernandina Beach, FL

#33 Sep 8, 2012
Dona wrote:
this is unbelievable! why in the world wouth this woman leave her kids in france (of all places!). and why? with whom? omg! why doesnt the mother have the children, and why does this grandmother! how sad for the kids. jail is exactly where this woman belongs, regardless of her age. how could she board a plane to come back to the states and leave her grandchildren there. this makes NO sense. again, the whole story isnt there,
first of all i dont care how long ago THIS COMMENT WAS BUT THIS STORY ABOUT MY G-MA LEAVING ME AND MY BROTHER IN FRANCE! JUDGE FOSTER AND THE LAW OR WAT EVER TOLD MY G-MA IF SHE DIDNT COME TO AMERICA OR THEY WILL COME GET US!SOO AND BY THE WAY MY DAD AND GRANDPA WAS WITH ME AND ZACH AND I DONT KNOW WHO U ARE BUT U NEED TO STOP BELIEVING WAT THE PEOPLE HIGH IN THE LAW ARE SAYING AND RECONSIDER TALKING TO THE KIDS OF WAT HAPPENED AND MY MOM MAID THIS WHOLE CRAP HAPPEN BY SAYING THT MY G-MA KIDNAPPED ME AND MY BROTHER AND TOOK US TO ITALY AND FRANCE BUT FIRST SHE HAD THE CUSTODY OF US AND SHE DIDNT KIDNAP US!! AND WEN FINALLY ME ZACH AND MY GRANDPA CAME HOME TO AMERICA AS SOON AS WE STEPPED OUTSIDE OF THE AIRPORT THERE WERE PEOPLE WAITING FOR US AND THEY TOOK MY G-PA AWAY FROM US AND TOOK HIM TO ONE OF HIS FRIENDS HOUSE AND THEN TOOK ME AND ZACH TO A FOSTER FAMILY WHICH WEVE BEEN IN ABOUT 5 OF THEM AND IF U WANT TO SAY SOMETHING ABOUT MY G-MA U SHULD KNOW WAT REALLY HAPPENED INSTEAD OF SAYING A BUNCH OF BULL SHIT THT U DONT EVEN KNOW WAT UR TALKING ABOUT!!!SO JUST CHILL UR MOTHER FUCKING NIPS!!!

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