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Child Protective Services Investigating

Should CPS Investigate the Heene Parents For Child Abuse?

In the case of Richard Heene, the acronym UFO may mean something else: Unruly Father Overacts. While the giant Jiffy Pop saucer may have attracted the whole country's attention, it was the parents' history of taking their three children on storm chases that made me raise my eyebrows. While I may have little in common with people who race after hurricanes, I would like to think that moms and dads always have one goal in mind — the safety of their children. Putting babes (unbuckled and all) in the back of the family car to videotape record-breaking gusts of wind and funnels of debris seems flat-out mad. But it was the silver balloon that had Child Protective Services (CPS) questioning the Heene household.

Officially declared a hoax, it seems the larger concern now is making sure the children are being cared for in the best possible environment. One source claims Richard Heene used his sons as pawns to gather media attention. While it may be questionable to parade one's offspring around on television, it is another to ask children to lie and support felony-inducing behaviors. Not only are the boys learning how to break the law, they are being dragged through a media circus and are sure to face judgment thanks to their parents. Do you think CPS should investigate the parents to see if they are guilty of child abuse?

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snowysakurasky snowysakurasky 7 years
the thing that most scares me is the storm chasing... which could result in death. within the home i think its at most emotional abuse... or just being controlling...
PiNkY-PiNk PiNkY-PiNk 7 years
I agree with everything everybody on this post has said. Especially lil's post. there's something very wrong about this family.
skigurl skigurl 7 years
everything i've heard/seen about this man screams violent and mysoginistic...the youtube videos, the wifeswap episode, and now this his comments and his behaviour are despicable, and like lil said, he had his children as part of this (pawns, even) in this illegal act...what a way to teach your children values...and all in the name of getting famous
Pampire Pampire 7 years
I saw him on wife swap as well and he does seem like he is very hot tempered and a little cuckoo too! I feel bad for the kids being in the middle of all the chaos right now. :(
kmckay kmckay 7 years
i don't know if any of you saw the wifeswap episode.. but i was pretty sure back then that that family was afraid of that man. he seemed very abusive toward his wife as well.
Chouette4u Chouette4u 7 years
I would say no except for the fact that Falcon puked twice on TV when asked about his "we did it for the show" comment. Something is just not right there, and the dad has some violent tendencies.
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