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Old 07-04-2013, 17:34   #1
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Father accused of taking young sons recently bought sailboat

Two boys were kidnapped by their father in Tampa and authorities think they might be on a sailboat.

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Authorities are searching for a boat Hakken recently bought. It's described as having a blue Bimini top, white mainsail, and a blue hull with the word "Salty" and a paw print in white on both sides, with a white stripe near the water line.
Keep your eyes out..

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Search for 2 kidnapped boys turns to water | News - Home
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Old 07-04-2013, 17:56   #2
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Re: Father accused of taking young sons recently bought sailboat

a father and mother have taken their own children from their own grandparents home!
last time i heard that was called parenting,not kidnapping
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Old 07-04-2013, 18:11   #3
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a father and mother have taken their own children from their own grandparents home!
last time i heard that was called parenting,not kidnapping
If he reported circumstances are correct the parents appeared to have some issues. They were taken away because they told he police hey were looking for Armageddon. Drugs are reported too so may not be the healthiest place for kids but this is all based on news reports. Nil idea if accurate or not.
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Old 07-04-2013, 18:14   #4
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Re: Father accused of taking young sons recently bought sailboat

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The couple lost custody of their children after the husband was arrested on drug charges in Slidell, La., in June 2012... A warrant is out for Joshua Hakken's arrest on two counts of kidnapping, two counts of child neglect, two counts of false imprisonment, one count of burglary with battery and one count of grand theft auto..
Legal custody is legal custody, regardless of whether we agree with the decision or not...
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Re: Father accused of taking young sons recently bought sailboat

Amber Alert: Joshua and Sharyn Hakken, busted for weapons and drugs, flee on boat after kidnapping their children - NY Daily News

A friend of mine adopted her grandchildren after the parents( her daughter) could no longer care for them due to drug addiction and mental illness. The parents did not voluntarily give the kids up(4), by the time authorities located the children there was serious neglect and down right trauma.

I cannot imagine having a family torn apart like this, but it seems to be the parents issue not the gov.

This IS kidnapping. Please keep an eye out.
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Re: Father accused of taking young sons recently bought sailboat

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Yeah, but:

Legal custody is legal custody, regardless of whether we agree with the decision or not...

Hmmmm, sounds sumtin like moderators on a favorite forum.
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Yeah, but:

Legal custody is legal custody, regardless of whether we agree with the decision or not...
Agree, being the parent doesn't give you unlimited rights. There are people who are bad parents and the children have a right to be protected.
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a father and mother have taken their own children from their own grandparents home!
last time i heard that was called parenting,not kidnapping
No, when the parents are criminals and drug addicts who have had the custody of their children legally taken away from them, it is kidnapping. Plain and simple.
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Re: Father accused of taking young sons recently bought sailboat

Looks like the boat and parents were found in Cuba.

http://http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/09...html?hpt=hp_t2
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Legal custody is legal custody, regardless of whether we agree with the decision or not...
But... we also know how good the Social Services are at keeping the kids in their care/control safe and alive... don't we...

How's the trip going by the way Saucy.. and any updates on Meg the Peg the 3 legged dog...?
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Re: Father accused of taking young sons recently bought sailboat

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Florida couple accused of kidnapping kids, fleeing to Cuba booked into jail | Fox News
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Re: Father accused of taking young sons recently bought sailboat

It's getting off topic I guess but i found the Fox news link interesting.
I was pleased to find the press article reasonable and balanced. A far cry from its usual hue and cry style. But then I watched the video report. They cannot help themselves and just have to introduce commentary into their news reporting.
It is a free press and I have no problem with editorials and commentary but I think it is unethical to mix reporting which should be factual and balanced with editorial. Apart from being unprofessional it is simply bad journalism.
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They cannot help themselves and just have to introduce commentary into their news reporting.
And you imagine that there is any news agency in the world that doesn't do the same thing? Yes, most of the others are better at hiding it, but that's all. They all do it. Don't kid yourself.
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And you imagine that there is any news agency in the world that doesn't do the same thing? Yes, most of the others are better at hiding it, but that's all. They all do it. Don't kid yourself.
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