Sunday, October 16, 2011

Monsters Among Us: 3 Arrested After 4 Mentally Disabled Adults Found Chained Behind Steel Door in Philadelphia Basement

Horrendous news out of Philadelphia where 3 people have been arrested after 4 mentally disabled adults described as having the mental capacity of 10 year olds were found chained behind a steel door in a basement. They were malnourished, with only a bottle of water between them.  The room smelled of the bucket they had to use for their body wastes.

The 3 arrested adults, as reported  on MSNBC with contributions from Reuters and the Associated Press, are suspected of having used the disabled adults for access to their  social security and disability cheques.

Vile, disgusting, loathsome. The English language doesn't really have words to adequately convey the foul character of those responsible for such crimes. Hopefully the justice system in Philadelphia arrives at the truth, convicts those responsible and sentences them to the harshest possible sentences. 

1 comment:

Jim said...

This stuff makes me actually physically ill. Something as bad, or worse happened in the Pittsburgh area, and they're in the process still of trying them and convicting (or not) the people responsible.

It's really hard for me not to visualize my daughter being put in a similar situation even if for no more than a split second, and it's like a punch in the gut.