Friday, June 29, 2012


AFTER DAUGHTER FOUND IN LOCKED CLOSET - A mother from Kansas City (Missouri, USA) faces multiple charges for locking her 10-year-old daughter in a closet.  Police found the girl Friday in a small closet where she was forced to stand in own urine and feces. Jackson County prosecutor Jean Peters-Baker said Jacole N. Prince faces assault in the first-degree for knowingly causing serious physical injury to her daughter by failing to provide proper nutrition. The 29-year-old mother is also charged with abuse of a child because Peters-Baker said Prince knowingly inflicted cruel and inhuman punishment on her daughter.  Prince also faces a charge of endangering the welfare of a child. 
Peters-Baker said Prince locked her daughter in a closet from time to time at their apartment on Highland Avenue near 13th Street. Neighbors said they were surprised because they didn’t know Prince had another child living in the home.  “Every time we do go to Jacole’s house, we would knock on the door, tell her to come out, see what she’s doing,” said Peaches Burrell, neighbor. “She wouldn’t open the door all the way. She would come out and shut the door behind her.”

Police said the victim, who is only identified as “LP” in court documents, was found Friday after someone anonymously tipped off authorities through the child abuse hotline. Officers cleared the first floor of the apartment and proceeded to the second floor. It states they detected a strong odor of urine at the top of the stairs. State police noticed a portable crib pushed next to two closet doors that were tied off with a small rope in one room. Officers asked, “Is anyone in here?” Then they heard a child’s voice answer, “Yes.” Officers had to slide the crib out of the way and use a pocket knife to cut the rope. LP was standing in the closet and stated it was her room. Court documents also state hospital personnel said LP weighed just 32 pounds, which is severely malnourished for her age. The last time hospital personnel said the victim visited a hospital was in 2006. They said she weighed 26 pounds then. LP told police she didn’t get to eat everyday, she never got to play outside and would oftentimes use that closet - about 3 feet by 6 feet - as her bathroom. 
Some of Prince’ neighbors are furious, knowing that for the five years Prince lived there and allowed her other two daughters to play with the neighborhood kids, another child in the home needed help.

A 10-year-old girl from Kansas City (USA) found locked in a urine-soaked closet and severely malnourished continues on the long road to recovery. Her mother, Jacole N. Prince, 29, is charged with first-degree assault, abuse of child and first-degree endangering the welfare of a child. "At first blush, the story sounds as apocryphal as it does tragic. It conjures up images of the evil twin locked in the attic, the insane half-brother secreted away in a basement dungeon. Sadly, it is all too real", says Howard Portnoy, NY Headlines Examiner. In this Age of Kali the propensity for mercy and compassion is almost nil.

And after one year passed Nārada and Parvata Rishi were coming. When the former hunter saw Narada, his dear Master, from a long distance, he ran and threw his upper cloth on the ground … in order not to harm any ants … and he offered his prostrations to him. … Then Parvata Muni said: "It is a blessing of you, oh Narada. Otherwise how such a ferocious, how such a cruel and who has very cruel heart. He has no sympathy, nothing. But now he could get that sympathy by your grace.  It is only the Namam, Divine Name can change them. 
If the Divine Name is in the proper process, obtained from a realized soul, and if he contemplates and determines: "I am with full vigor, with full faith I will do namam.", then he will do no harm to anybody. So, a devotee means; the harmless creature. He will do no harm to human beings, no birds, no beasts, no insects, none else. He is always following: ahimsā paramo dharma.  That is ahimsā: one should not harm any animal, any beast, any bird, physically or mentally.

Śrīla Bhakti Vaibhava Purī Mahārāj:
Lecture at Ljubljana, Slovenia, on 26.6.1999
Śrī Krishna Chaitanya Mission

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