Monday, April 11

WHAT ABOUT THE MOTHER'S GROSS NEGLIGENCE?

One reads this (with total revulsion) and one has to ask why the mother -- June Chandler -- was never on trial for child endangerment! If I were on that jury I'd be incredulous that she's a state's witness instead of a California inmate.

Later, on a trip to Las Vegas, she, the boy and the boy's brother stayed in Jackson's suite at the Mirage hotel, she said.

On the second night, she testified, Jackson tearfully asked why the boy could not sleep in Jackson's bed, the mother testified.

"He was sobbing and crying, shaking and trembling," she said. "He said, 'You don't trust me? We're a family. ... (The boy) is having fun. Why can't he sleep in my bed? There's nothing wrong. There's nothing going on.'"

She said she then allowed her son to sleep in Jackson's bed for two nights.

If Michael Jackson has "a history of improper behavior toward young boys" -- if that is proven in a court of law -- then he ought to be convicted and sent to prison, and for a long, long time. But, how about parents who turned over their children to Jackson? What were they thinking and how is it they are not culpable?

Celebrity or not, do you cough up your children to a guy who is into eyeliner, rouge, lipstick, androgyne-effecting plastic surgery, and has more deadbolts on the door of his master bedroom than a single woman living in the Bronx?

This woman's testimony should have resulted in an indictment -- against her! What's the statute of limitations on egregious misconduct in parenting?