Joined: 29 Apr 2004
Location: Ashburn, VA
|Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2006 4:36 pm Post subject: Tampa courtroom drama
|A friend at work sent me this.
I do not know if this was a legit article that was manipulated or not. Sad but true, I had to laugh.
" Tampa, Fl (AP) - A seven-year-old boy was at the center of a Tampa
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 Washington Redskins, whom the boy firmly believes are not capable of beating anyone.
Just in case you're being 'beat' down by some Redskin followers...... "
I think someone in Tampa is trying to have a little fun at our expense.