Monday, December 13, 2010

Priorities ? What Priorities...?

This lady (I use the term loosely) is not like any grandma image I have in my mind!

Talk about someone with a twisted sense of what's important in life...! I'm thinking the best place for this sorry excuse of a human is UNDER the jail!

I found this really sad story over at and almost wish I hadn't! Always sad to know that there really are folks like this consuming oxygen that could be better used elsewhere!

Jailed grandma wants out to take care of books, cats

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho -- The woman accused of beating and severely neglecting her twin grand-daughters stood before a judge Wednesday and asked to be let out of jail to take care of her pets and her overdue library books.

Ruth Cassidy asked for mercy. But it had nothing to do with her grandchildren.

"The only thing I ask is the ability to take care of my animals. I have library books that are due," said Cassidy.

She even pleaded to get out of jail. Cassidy and her daughter are in jail after police found the girls covered in bruises and feces. Coeur d'Alene Police did not charge Cassidy immediately. They thought the child abuse came solely from her daughter, Elisabeth Crossley. Once the twin girls were examined by doctors, police say Cassidy had to have known about it.

Police found Ruth Cassidy's granddaughters naked, dehydrated and covered in excrement at her and her daughter's apartment in Coeur d'Alene Sunday. Her daughter is also in jail charged with injury to a child. Despite the allegations, Cassidy pleaded with the judge to release her.

At one point, Cassidy did appear to get choked up. She said she is not trying to run away from the responsibility to her family, or the charges against her. Without hesitation, the judge ignored her pleas and set her bond at $25,000. Cassidy is expected to enter a plea sometime in the next two weeks. Her grandchildren are now safe in the custody of the state.

I personally don't think this woman should be allowed to be around any animals that depended on her for care, anymore than she should be allowed to be around children!

But then, what do I know? I'm old enough to believe that folks that ill-treat animals or children should be lashed, at the very least!

A rope dance would be more in order...and I would play the music!

Now, my friends, let's get some fresh coffee and sit in the kitchen for a bit! Little chilly outside this morning!


Ben in Texas said...

Sign me up for the flogging team!! And I'll even bring the hanging rope!!
Horrible !! Unfortunately, with our liberal justice system, she'll most likely never do any jail time but rather be sent o "rehabilitation"

Tell ya What!! Transfer her down here to Texas!! We'll take care of her.

Beth said...

Ben is right on! Makes one's skin crawl. Too bad cases like this have to take up court time and money. If anybody knew about this (neighbors, school officials, etc.) they should have been legally allowed to handle punishment themselves.

Dizzy-Dick said...

Child and animal abuse is to me the worst possible thing a person can do. To me, it is on the same level or WORSE than murder and should carry the death sentence!!!

Anonymous said...

God help those kids.
Some times the children don't get over this.
My daughter, we adopted, came from a situation like this.

Mayberry said...

That's just sickening! But I don't know about that "children are now safe in the custody of the state" business...

Mechanic in Illinois said...

I hope they at least give her latrine duty while in jail. And don't give her any rubber gloves. Thanks for the great story.

HermitJim said...

Hey Ben...
This really gets my blood boiling, I tell ya!

I think we all know just what really needs to be done, and at least the judge didn't just let her walk freely!

Thanks, buddy, for coming by today!

Hey Sis...
Anyone that would do this, and then expect to receive mercy...totally nuts!

Hope someone removes those poor animals from her care!

Thanks, Sis, for coming by today!

Hey Dizzy...
Couldn't agree with you more, my friend!

I sure do appreciate the visit this morning!

Hey Andy...
Like in all cases like this, the children are the ones that suffer the most!

Damn, this sure makes me angry!

I really appreciate you coming by today!

Hey Mayberry...
I have a little bit of a problem with that part as well.

At least they are out of the clutches of this witch! (I cleaned up the name a bit)

I sure do appreciate you coming by today, buddy!

Felinae said...

Uncle Hermit, I am in agreement with you and those that commented prior to me.

I still think jail time is to good a sentence for child abusers and animal abusers. Sometimes I am grateful in knowing how other prisoners tend to deal with those types of criminals. She will get hers in the end.

HermitJim said...

Hey Mechanic...
Kinda makes you want to cry for the children, doesn't it?

The sad part is, the state had made multiple trips to the residence to inspect it, but had taken no action!

These poor kids never had a chance!

I sure do thank you for the visit today!

HermitJim said...

Hey Felinae...
Maybe a good dose of "jail house justice" will be a good education for her!

I have a feeling that she will get what she deserves from her fellow inmates!

My friend, I sure do appreciate you coming over today!

Marjie said...

Having hired his fair share of felons for one thing or another, my dearly beloved would say that felons have no use for rapists or child abusers, so she should get what is coming to her. I don't believe in mercy for people who abuse children, and a mere $25,000 bond is FAR too LOW!

HermitJim said...

Hey Marjie...
I'm thinking that a day or two in the lock-up will give her a taste of things to come!

She should be shown the same type of mercy as she showed to her grand kids! And you are right about the bail being way too low!

I really appreciate you coming by today!

chinasyndrome said...

There really are monsters in this world!


HermitJim said...

Hey China...
Looks like there are indeed, my friend!

Sadly, seems to be more of them all the time!

Thanks for coming by today, buddy!