Man Videotapes 3-Year-Old Boy Smoking a Joint

This just made me angry – and this story comes to us from another local city, River Rouge, Michigan (practically as bad as Detroit – just a little better).  Felipe Francisco Garcia, an 18-year-old man from River Rouge has been charged with second-degree child abuse for helping the 3-year-old boy he was babysitting smoke a “marijuana[-type] cigarette” and videotape the incident.

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy (who I just realized that she’s the daughter of my father’s friend) gave a statement on Thursday, saying, “Just when you think you’ve seen all kinds of child abuse, this comes along.  The evidence shows  that the  defendant thought it was cute to have a 3-year-old baby smoking a marijuana cigar or blunt.”

The tape was found during a separate investigation involving Garcia about 3 weeks ago.  Police plan on testing the boy for marijuana, which could linger in his system for up to a month, since the substance was never retrieved and thus the cigarette was not officially found to have had marijuana in it.

Garcia is apparently a friend of the child’s mother, and the child continues to live with his mother.

Garcia faces up to (only) 4 years in prison and was (and still may be?) held on $10,000 bond.  He was arraigned on Thursday in the 26-1st District Court in River Rouge.

Let’s put this guy away for all 4 years + whatever else he was being investigated for!

Done Ranting,

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9 Responses to “Man Videotapes 3-Year-Old Boy Smoking a Joint”

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  2. Ed Burley Says:

    Did the mother not know that her friend smoked pot? Wouldn’t this be “failure to protect” her child from abuse, if not abuse itself by the mother? This is what cranks my butt. Garcia does this to a friend’s kid and gets jail time. Mom gets a parent agency agreement, IF her child is removed by Protective Services. Mom is every bit as guilty here for leaving the kid with this guy.

  3. inkslwc Says:

    Probably – but you’d have to prove that she knew this.

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  5. JEWEL113 Says:

    THE BOYS MOTHER MAY NOT HAVE BEEN AWARE THAT GARCIA WAS A POT USER, BUT EITHER WAY, WHEN YOU LEAVE YOUR CHILDREN IN THE HANDS OF ANYONE: ITS A RISK THAT ALL PARENTS HAVE TO TAKE. WE LEAVE THEM AT SCHOOL, W/ THE NEIGHBORS, W/ RELATIVES, WE EVEN LEAVE OUR CHILDREN IN THE HANDS OF THE CHURCH COUNSEL: WITH WHAT THE WORLD HAS COME TO, ANYBODY IS CAPABLE OF EVERY/ANY’THING. IF THERE IS EVIDENCE OF NEGLECT ON THE MOTHERS PART, THAT CAN PROVEN, SHE TOO SHOULD BE PUNISHED AT EVERY EXTENT OF THE LAW. BUT! IF IT WOULD HAVE BEEN THE BOYS FATHER? SHOULD THE MOTHER BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE?

  6. inkslwc Says:

    Jewel, the mother wasn’t held accountable here? What was your point?

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  9. Felicia Sease Says:

    WTH? That 2 year old kid from Indonesia who smokes forty cigarettes is INSANE. Someone needs to kick his folks a few times, or just launch them into the nearest large body of water. I saw the video here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TOtoVEJSTU

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