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Sippy Cuppin Away Again In Margaritaville

Child Abuse
Mom shares Margarita

Lynn woman accused of giving margarita to toddler

SALEM, Mass. — A Lynn woman was arrested after allegedly letting her 2-year-old daughter drink from a glass of margarita and pouring some of the cocktail into the child’s sippy cup, officials said.

Sheldy Nelson, 41, pleading not guilty at her arraignment in Salem District Court Thursday to charges of reckless endangerment of a child and providing liquor to a person under 21, said Carrie Kimball Monahan, spokeswoman for the Essex district attorney’s office.

Bail was set at $1,000 and Nelson was ordered to remain alcohol free, submit to random screenings, and abide by the orders of the Department of Children and Families, the state’s child protection agency, Monahan said.

The incident allegedly occurred in August at the Salem Waterfront Hotel & Suites, said police Lieutenant Marc Berube.

A hotel employee saw Nelson order a margarita and allegedly share some with her toddler and pour it into the girl’s cup, Berube said. When the employee asked her to stop, Nelson said she was only trying to get ice into her daughter’s cup.

Both mother and daughter needed medical attention and were taken to a hospital, Berube said. He would not say what made them ill.

The Department of Children and Families took custody of the daughter in August and she remains in state custody, the agency said.

Taking the Honor, then the life of a Child

2014-11-14-FloridaExecution-1After 22 years, the debt is paid for a Wife and Step-Daughter

TALLAHASSEE Fla. (Reuters) – A man convicted of fatally shooting his sleeping wife, then raping and murdering her 10-year-old daughter, was executed by lethal injection Thursday evening at Florida State Prison after spending almost half his life on death row, according to the Florida Department of Corrections.

The execution of Chadwick Banks, 43, was delayed by about an hour because of an unsuccessful late appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court for a stay, DOC spokeswoman Jessica Cary said.

Attorneys had challenged the state’s lethal injection methods and argued that Banks’ post-conviction legal representation was inadequate. State and federal courts have frequently turned down such arguments in past cases.

Banks shot his sleeping wife, Cassandra Banks, at their mobile home near Quincy in north Florida in 1992. He was arrested four days later and confessed that he then killed his stepdaughter, Melody Cooper, after sexually assaulting her.  Evidence and trial testimony showed Banks was drinking and shooting pool at a neighborhood bar with his wife on the night of the crimes. She went home and Banks followed an hour later.

Banks was sentenced to death in 1994 for the child’s slaying and to life in prison for his wife’s murder. After some 20 years of appeals in the case, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed Banks’ death warrant in September. Banks had a visit on Thursday with his parents and nine siblings, as well as a spiritual adviser, Cary said.

It was the 20th execution of Scott’s first term in office, one fewer than former Governor Jeb Bush presided over in two terms as governor, according to the Florida Department of Corrections website. Scott was re-elected this month to his second four-year term.

Banks’ death also marked the 89th execution in Florida since the death penalty was reinstated in the United States in 1976.

Ex-Baltimore Raven Rapes Boy

Molly Shattuck
Molly Shattuck

Ex Baltimore Ravens cheerleader Molly Shattuck arrested, charged with rape

(CNN) — The woman who was once the oldest cheerleader in the NFL faces rape charges for alleged sexual encounters with a teenager at a Delaware vacation home.

Former Baltimore Ravens cheerleader Molly Shattuck, 47, turned herself in to authorities on Wednesday and was arraigned on charges of third-degree rape, unlawful sexual contact and providing alcohol to minors, police said. Shattuck’s alleged relationship with the 15-year-old boy “began in the area in which they resided near Baltimore, Maryland, and culminated with Shattuck providing alcohol to minors and engaging in a sexual relationship with the 15-year-old male at a vacation rental home in Bethany Beach, Delaware, over Labor Day weekend,” Delaware State Police said.

She has pleaded not guilty and posted $84,000 bail, CNN affiliate WBAL reported. “This is a difficult situation for everyone involved. Thank you for your time,” defense attorney Michelle Lipkowitz said, according to WBAL

Shattuck became the oldest cheerleader in the NFL when she joined the Ravens’ squad in 2005 at age 38. In 1997, she married Mayo Shattuck III, the former CEO of Constellation Energy. The two are separated and going through a divorce, according to WBAL. A 2008 profile of Shattuck on the Ravens’ website described her as a “well-known civic leader in Baltimore.” That year, she appeared on the FOX reality show “Secret Millionaire,” living for a week on low wages in a coal-mining town in eastern Pennsylvania, according to the profile.

Shattuck was nominated for a service award from Maryland’s governor’s office this year for her work. She also published a book, “Vibrant Living,” detailing her 21-day “back-to-basics approach to better health and better habits.”

Innocence

Implanting Indifference in Children’s Hearts

I can’t remember ever being in the wrong place at the wrong time.  This post is the first of it’s kind from this Editor, totally off the top of my head.  I can only imagine the look on the face of a certain man who writes with 2 instruments, a rapier and a 2-handed sword (wouldn’t you know it, he has a new friend that has the same style).

I was very prepared for this post early this morning, but I trusted my feelings (I had a teacher who looked as if I had thrown cold water on him,  when I said these words for the first time, he calmly set his rapier aside and said “You win, I’ll teach you Latin”).  The more research I did, the angrier I got, so here we are, shall we begin.

What are the virtues of a Good Parent?  One who accidentally gives their child a dose of morphine?  A parent who disciplines their young child by making her stand outside in the cold for 2 hours?  A parent whose babysitter is a hot car in summer temperatures?  A parent that believes drugs ruined America, and molests his children at night?  Or the lenient parents who let the child run wild, who now has an STD at a very young age? Or perhaps one of these: habitual liar, drinks alcohol, cusses every 4 words, uses drugs, violent, or somewhere down the road you find out your siblings are all dead…  Murdered Before They Were BORN.

I found something wrong with every site I selected for their “input” on virtues of a good parent, with the exception of maybe 2.  I Do Not believe in whipping a child like an animal (I purposely used these words..  I WILL warn you that if a certain person sees you mistreating an animal, you will never do it again), although if a child is given a rule from the the first moment they begin walking, like when they come in the kitchen while a meal is being prepared, and go to the hot cook stove.  If you are a wise parent, this will be an early rule, “no-no sweetheart hot hot, burn my Baby”;  sooner or later, if this continues to the point where you just got on this child for doing something else wrong, and you see the child out of the corner of your eye, glance at you and head straight for that stove, it’s action time.  What happens here is the beginning of making a spoiled brat, or a child who follows house rules, and GOD’S rules, Honor your Father and Mother..

It is NOT Good Parenting for a child to see or hear it’s parents do or say any of the above, nor see their parents do vile things.  No One on this Earth is completely innocent, but a child is as close as it gets, and it is WRONG to take this away from them.  I saw the statement “1 in 3 women will have an abortion in their lifetime”, then I noticed there is a “1 in 3 Campaign” which is a project of ADVOCATES FOR YOUTH?  Furthermore, their motto is “Rights, Respect, Responsibility?  These people are teaching Children that MURDER is OK.  I have got 1 thing to say to “ADVOCATES FOR YOUTH”, and anyone who takes the innocence of a Child.  If you believe in doing this to a Child, while you are teaching them INDIFFERENCE, teach them another language: De corde enim exeunt cogitationes malae, homicidia, adulteria, fornicationes, furta, falsa testimonia, blasphemiae:   Haec sunt, quae coinquinant hominem. Non lotis autem manibus manducare, non coinquinat hominem.