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Florida mom goes on all day crack binge...then gives birth

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A newborn baby is in critical condition today because his mother tried to out-Florida everyone else in her state. This depressing tale has everything: an all-day crack binge, a motel, giving birth in a bathroom, attempted murder charges, and an 11-month-old crawling around to witness it all.

I’ve emphasized the most Florida aspects of the story:

Chrystal Hassell, 37, told investigators she, her boyfriend and her 11-month-old child checked into a motel room at the Vacation Host Inn on Friday night in Ocala. She said that even though she was seven months pregnant, she started going into labor after smoking crack cocaine for an entire day.

Vincent Terry, Hassell’s boyfriend, left with the 11-month-old boy to run an errand, so Hassell delivered the baby alone in the bathtub. According to a Marion County Sheriff’s Office report, Hassell even cut the umbilical cord with her teeth.

Why didn’t she call for help? Oh, she did. And… that just made things worse.

Hassell’s first call wasn’t to 911, though. It was to her boyfriend, who she told to hurry up and get back to the motel. But, as Terry sped to return, he was pulled over by Marion County deputies. He was wanted for attempted murder in Colorado.

The newborn was airlifted to a Gainesville hospital, where he is listed in critical condition. The 11-month-old boy has been placed in foster care. Hassell is on suicide watch in jail, and faces child neglect charges. Also, she has a third child:

Hassell, 37, also has a 16-year-old daughter who was born addicted to drugs as a result of Hassell’s drug use during her pregnancy.

Welcome to Florida, kids. If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere.

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I dont want to live on this planet anymore
 
DJ you've changed your name. :p

No but really, this happened? I hate people. :(
 
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**** it! Never going to Florida!
 
Are you saying that as in you want to or are going to have to in the near future? The sad face makes me think bad but the sentence without it seems good.
 
You could of just stopped at Florida and we would of all understood what you were saying without having to type another word :o
 
Didn't see that there, that thread moves quick when it gets busy.
 
Thank you Florida for giving me one last send off story before I leave this wretched state.
 
Cracked has the t-shirt for you, Nick.
"Florida: Where America Goes to Die"
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Ya I frequent Cracked all the time and they are always trying to push that on me.
 
ha I saw that Teelie the other day....pretty hilarious
 
People say that involuntary sterilization takes away the right of people to procreate like bunnies, but I fully support it for cases like this.

After her first kid, they should have tied her tubes.
 
I understand the allure of involuntary sterilization but it has been abused in the past and it is too easy to justify it in cases where it isn't necessarily required or acceptable.
 
You could of just stopped at Florida and we would of all understood what you were saying without having to type another word :o

As in, change the thread title to just "Florida"?

Or "Florida goes on all day crack binge"?

Because either one...
 
I understand the allure of involuntary sterilization but it has been abused in the past and it is too easy to justify it in cases where it isn't necessarily required or acceptable.

Despite how awful this case is, involuntary sterilization is NOT an option I want to see even considered.
 
My friend works at a hospital in the NICU and she often sees babies with FASD and other drug and alcohol related disabilities. A lot of them die. One woman had 7 children at the age of 22, none of them were in her care, the majority of them were disabled, and a couple were dead. Not one of her children were born healthy. That woman should never be allowed to have children. Ever. I would sterilize her in a heartbeat, with or without her consent.
 
Florida--

Let me stop you right there, I'm already pretty sure I know how this ends. :o

EDIT: and I didn't even read chamber-music's post before-hand. :lmao:
 
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Despite how awful this case is, involuntary sterilization is NOT an option I want to see even considered.
I think it should be only considered as an absolute last resort but that still faces the slippery slope of defining what "absolute last resort" is. And like any law, it will get broadened and abused to a point where it exceeds reason.
 

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