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Parents: Dying Girl, 7, Taunted by Neighbors in Trenton
Fox News ^ | October 8, 2010 | Fox News - Detroit

Posted on 10/08/2010 9:58:15 AM PDT by Arec Barrwin

Parents: Dying Girl, 7, Taunted by Neighbors in Trenton

Updated: Friday, 08 Oct 2010, 7:24 AM EDT Published : Thursday, 07 Oct 2010, 11:56 PM EDT

TRENTON, Mich. - Her family says 7-year-old Kathleen Edward is in the final stages of a degenerative brain disorder diagnosed as Huntington's Disease - the same disease which killed her mother, Laura, when she was only 24.

A neighbor who is feuding with the family admitted to posting grim depictions of Laura and Kathleen on Facebook, and also has a coffin hitched to a pick-up truck in front of the house - which the neighbor says is for a halloween decoration.

One photo depicts Laura in the arms of the grim reaper, while the other features Kathleen's face above a set of crossbones.

Police responded to the public feud Thursday, but no arrests were made.

A rally for Kathleen Edward has been planned for Saturday, Oct. 23 from 3 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at Haas Park in Trenton.

The invitation reads: She has been tormented by sadistic neighbors. Please come and join us in showing Kathleen there are good people that care.

Click on the video player to watch the full story from FOX 2's Ron Savage.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: haaspark; huntingtonsdisease; kathleenedward; lauraedward; michigan; ronsavage; trenton
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This is really awful
1 posted on 10/08/2010 9:58:16 AM PDT by Arec Barrwin
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To: Arec Barrwin

I don’t like video links. Can you tell us why these neighbors are doing this? It’s awful.


2 posted on 10/08/2010 10:00:01 AM PDT by livius
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To: Arec Barrwin

Where is the Hollywood anti-bullying crowd to decry this sick travesty.


3 posted on 10/08/2010 10:00:12 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: Arec Barrwin

They sound like Fred Phelps wannabe’s.


4 posted on 10/08/2010 10:00:27 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: livius

As far as I can tell, the neighbors are simply crazy.


5 posted on 10/08/2010 10:03:12 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (How do I change my screen name now that we have the most conservative government in the world?)
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To: Arec Barrwin

Don’t worry, there will be Freepers here soon enough who will claim that this 7 year old needs to man up and just deal with it.


6 posted on 10/08/2010 10:03:27 AM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Exactly what I was thinking. Phelps.


7 posted on 10/08/2010 10:04:25 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

Sad but true.


8 posted on 10/08/2010 10:06:11 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (First there was nothing. Then it exploded.)
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To: livius

The neighbor says she gets personal satisfaction out of thinking that it would “burn her ass” if this dead mother knew her dying daughter was being ridiculed.

Another neighbor, who says she’s never known anybody to have no heart or compassion like this couple, says that this woman who has done this says she’s the devil.

They say the coffin is a Halloween decoration (although I think they said they had that coffin around when the mother was dying also) and that it’s in keeping with Halloween and nobody’s going to stop them from “decorating”.

Sick.


9 posted on 10/08/2010 10:06:38 AM PDT by butterdezillion (.)
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To: livius

Do some research on Huntington’s. It’s an absolutely horrific disease that causes involuntary muscle movement throughout the body. I remember meeting someone with the disease while volunteering a long while back, and while she was able to talk briefly, she couldn’t sit still and flailed about. It was pitiable and very difficult to see, but the sufferers usually at least try to live a normal life, normal being a relative term.

One of the characters in the FOX TV show House has Huntingtons. She conspicuously absent from the show this season, but in seasons past, they’ve shown her as a child with a mother who had the disease. It was difficult to watch.


10 posted on 10/08/2010 10:06:47 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: butterdezillion

Too many she’s in that sentence. A neighbor lady says the lady who is harassing this little girl claims to be the devil.


11 posted on 10/08/2010 10:07:58 AM PDT by butterdezillion (.)
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To: Arec Barrwin
My mother has a no kill cat shelter. Since I can remember, I have watched the strong routinely beat, starve and deprive water to the weak and sick kittens and cats.

It is a mammal thing. I have more litter runts in my current home than anyone could ever imagine.

12 posted on 10/08/2010 10:08:20 AM PDT by mmercier (the killer in me is the killer in you)
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To: livius

Must be supporters of BOcare.


13 posted on 10/08/2010 10:10:36 AM PDT by Always Independent
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To: butterdezillion

Is there an Obama sticker on the house of the crazy neighbors?


14 posted on 10/08/2010 10:13:16 AM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius
Her family certainly needs to man up and deal with it. Done the right way, they might even avoid assault charges.

/johnny

15 posted on 10/08/2010 10:13:42 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: rarestia

And Huntington’s is genetic so a lot of families who are afflicted with it have to watch a lot of suffering, not just in one family member but in several. It is a really sad, difficult thing.

This situation reminds me of a situation locally. An immigrant from Yugoslavia had lost his wife to cancer shortly after she gave birth to their 10th child; she had foregone cancer treatment in order to save the life of the child. The husband remarried after a while and was building a new life. Had a good job and his own body shop on the side. One Sunday 3 of his girls were driving to church in a nearby town and were in a collision that killed 2 of the girls and left the other in critical condition. The dad and his wife came to church a bit later and found the collision.

Some local Latino gang-wannabes decided that when this dad was visiting his daughter in critical condition after having buried 2 other daughters would be a great time to rob his body shop and get their street cred.

Sick. Totally sick.


16 posted on 10/08/2010 10:14:13 AM PDT by butterdezillion (.)
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To: Arec Barrwin

It is pretty sick.


17 posted on 10/08/2010 10:14:24 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Arec Barrwin

This is sick beyond belief.


18 posted on 10/08/2010 10:16:07 AM PDT by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: GeronL

Couldn’t see that, but it wouldn’t surprise me.


19 posted on 10/08/2010 10:16:34 AM PDT by butterdezillion (.)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

This 7 year old needs to man up, and just deal with it.


20 posted on 10/08/2010 10:17:45 AM PDT by Lazamataz
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

Well, I would say the other neighbors of the family being tormented need to “man up” and “deal” with that cold hearted neighbor in a “neighborly” way.

What the neighbors are doing isn’t sick, it’s sadistic.


21 posted on 10/08/2010 10:19:46 AM PDT by SZonian (July 27, 2010. Life begins anew.)
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To: Arec Barrwin

What the H*LL is wrong with people? I don’t care if you loathe the ground someone walks upn you do not do that to a dying child.She should be made to move from that neighborhood.


22 posted on 10/08/2010 10:25:01 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: Arec Barrwin

Wow and I though my one and only neighbor was a complete a-hole.


23 posted on 10/08/2010 10:25:01 AM PDT by Peter from Rutland
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To: Arec Barrwin

Man oh man! If anyone needs a dozen eggs on Halloween, it’s these scumbags. What happened to the notion in society that young children are off limits? What happened?


24 posted on 10/08/2010 10:26:29 AM PDT by jimmygrace
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To: Arec Barrwin

We are becoming a more and more hate filled society.


25 posted on 10/08/2010 10:26:46 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: Arec Barrwin

Here’s a horrific story I just found about Mentor, Ohio...4 suicides because of school bullying and look how the bullies behaved at her funeral:

.....”Suzana Vidovic found her sister’s body hanging over the front lawn. The family watched, she said, as the girls who had tormented Sladjana for months walked up to the casket — and laughed.

“They were laughing at the way she looked,” Suzana says, crying. “Even though she died.”....

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_bullying_one_town


26 posted on 10/08/2010 10:29:09 AM PDT by Kimberly GG ("Path to Citizenship" Amnesty candidates will NOT get my vote! DeMint, 2012)
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To: mmercier

G-d bless you...I really mean it.


27 posted on 10/08/2010 10:30:47 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

Yeah, unfortunately, you are right.


28 posted on 10/08/2010 10:31:48 AM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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To: pnh102

“Where is the Hollywood anti-bullying crowd to decry this sick travesty.”

They won’t care unless it is proven that the child enjoys gay sex.


29 posted on 10/08/2010 10:31:48 AM PDT by Soothesayer (“None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but license...")
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To: grellis; cripplecreek

Ping for alert to another sicko in MI


30 posted on 10/08/2010 10:32:05 AM PDT by netmilsmom ("Happiness is a choice"-Fr. Ben Ludtke. Pray for healing of his Brain Tumor, pls.)
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To: GeronL

There is a 100% chance that the evil neighbor is a leftist Democrat.


31 posted on 10/08/2010 10:33:52 AM PDT by Soothesayer (“None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but license...")
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To: Arec Barrwin

Unbelievable. Judging from the comments on the story, these people may be in for some attacks themselves.

Nobody has said what supposedly started this feud, not that anything justifies this horrible behavior.


32 posted on 10/08/2010 10:34:10 AM PDT by Pining_4_TX
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To: jimmygrace
"What happened to the notion in society that young children are off limits? What happened?"

Children have taken to the air waves smugly chastising adults over all manner of issues. Of course, they are are being exploited, but that's the answer to your question, IMO.


33 posted on 10/08/2010 10:34:54 AM PDT by I see my hands (Unintentionally not left blank)
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To: jimmygrace

“What happened to the notion in society that young children are off limits? What happened?”

Leftists took control.


34 posted on 10/08/2010 10:35:39 AM PDT by Soothesayer (“None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but license...")
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To: chessplayer

“We are becoming a more and more hate filled society.”

I have nothing against hate if it is appropriately directed. Even if you HATE your neighbor, what sort of sick person taunts him about his dying child? What we have here is not just hate, the neighbor is a sociopath at best and perhaps a psychopath.


35 posted on 10/08/2010 10:36:48 AM PDT by Hacklehead (Note to Leftists- We Will Bury You (politically)
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To: Soothesayer
There is a 100% chance that the evil neighbor is a leftist Democrat.

There is a 100% chance that the evil neighbor is a friggin' jerk.

36 posted on 10/08/2010 10:36:50 AM PDT by dfwgator (Texas Rangers - AL West Champions)
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To: Lazamataz

Behave yourself!!


37 posted on 10/08/2010 10:39:42 AM PDT by Politicalmom (A BIG TENT analogy isn’t the correct one. The correct one is a MAGNET. -Fred Thompson)
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To: pnh102

“Where is the Hollywood anti-bullying crowd to decry this sick travesty.”

Exactly. Also to decry the sorry bastards in the “church” that harasses and mocks the funerals of deceased servicemen and women.

May both groups burn in Hell.


38 posted on 10/08/2010 10:40:35 AM PDT by Levante
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To: Politicalmom
Arrrrrggggghhhhh


39 posted on 10/08/2010 10:43:44 AM PDT by Lazamataz
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To: Kimberly GG

That’s what they make Loiusville Slugger 40’s for


40 posted on 10/08/2010 10:45:21 AM PDT by Post5203 (Let's make election 2010 EJECTION 2010. Time for a complete do-over.)
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To: Lazamataz
People told me that if I didn't vote for Obama, Lazamataz would tell a 7 year old to man up, and just deal with it.

!!! And they were right.

41 posted on 10/08/2010 10:47:29 AM PDT by avg_freeper (Gunga galunga. Gunga, gunga galunga)
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To: Kimberly GG

Why in God’s name did those parents leave those kids in school?

My bullied daughter was out in a heartbeat.


42 posted on 10/08/2010 10:49:17 AM PDT by netmilsmom ("Happiness is a choice"-Fr. Ben Ludtke. Pray for healing of his Brain Tumor, pls.)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

Don’t worry, there will be Freepers here soon enough who will claim that this 7 year old needs to man up and just deal with it.

________________________________________________

There must be some topic on some thread that made you post such a comment.

But I’ll be dammned if I know what it is.


43 posted on 10/08/2010 10:52:08 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (Yes, as a matter of fact, what you do in your bedroom IS my business.)
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To: avg_freeper
They were right. Oh, by the way,

Aaaaaaaarrrrgggggggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhh


44 posted on 10/08/2010 10:52:26 AM PDT by Lazamataz
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To: jimmygrace

Why wait until Halloween? A dozen a day seems appropriate, with an extra 6 for the truck.


45 posted on 10/08/2010 10:52:26 AM PDT by Carling (Remember November)
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To: chessplayer

The fruit of secularism, which twists the notion of survival of the fittest to mean get the other guy before he gets you.


46 posted on 10/08/2010 10:54:55 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Morg, believing they cannot be deceived, it's nye impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: Arec Barrwin

There might be a perfectly plausible reason these folks aren’t horrible human beings. I just can’t think of one.


47 posted on 10/08/2010 10:54:59 AM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?)...Richard Frank DeCamp, 11/13/34-9/15/10, R.I.P.)
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To: Lazamataz

Don’t make me come over there!

Heehee


48 posted on 10/08/2010 10:57:12 AM PDT by Politicalmom (A BIG TENT analogy isn’t the correct one. The correct one is a MAGNET. -Fred Thompson)
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To: dfwgator

>>There is a 100% chance that the evil neighbor is a friggin’ jerk. <<

You must have watched the film. You are correct.
Typical Jerry Springer guest.

She and her husband are in for a really rude awakening.
Their address and phone number were posted in the comments and on a site that people were warned not to go to. I’m not going but I’m sure that many others are.

People in Detroit are looking for an excuse to mess someone up.


49 posted on 10/08/2010 10:57:26 AM PDT by netmilsmom ("Happiness is a choice"-Fr. Ben Ludtke. Pray for healing of his Brain Tumor, pls.)
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To: Politicalmom
Aaaarrrrrrrrggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhh


50 posted on 10/08/2010 10:59:04 AM PDT by Lazamataz
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