Sunday, January 14, 2007

This Is So Sad! :(

From Corrine.

This just in....

The Boston Globe
January 13, 2007
Roxbury, MA (AP) - A seven-year-old boy was at the center of a Boston courtroom drama yesterday when he challenged a court ruling over who should have custody of him.

The boy has a history of being beaten by his parents and the judge initially awarded custody to his aunt, in keeping with child custody law and regulations requiring that family unity be maintained to the degree possible.

The boy surprised the court when he proclaimed that his aunt beat him more than his parents and he adamantly refused to live with her. When the judge then suggested that he live with his grandparents, the boy cried out that they also beat him.

After considering the remainder of the immediate family and learning that domestic violence was apparently a way of life among them, the judge took the unprecedented step of allowing the boy to propose who should have custody of him.

After two recesses to check legal references and confer with child welfare officials, the judge granted temporary custody to the Cleveland Browns, whom the boy firmly believes is not capable of beating anyone.


Anonymous southerngirl said...

when i first heard this, the boy chose to live with the Saints. ;)

Sunday, January 14, 2007 10:58:00 AM  
Blogger Tramp said...

When I got it, it said BoSox.

Fortunately, I can edit!

Monday, January 15, 2007 12:52:00 AM  
Anonymous johnd said...

Does anyone read the archived blog? I heard a version of this story many years ago during the pre Jimmy Johnson Dallas Cowboy days.

Will the woman that left her 11 children at Texas Stadium please come pick them up, they are beating the Cowboys 21 - 0.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007 8:50:00 AM  
Blogger Tramp said...

That is a good one. Only when I heard it, it was Cleveland.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007 10:58:00 AM  

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