Update: Mother of abused toddler speaks out – WNCT TV

Response: So what is wrong with this picture? Why have social services removed the other children from the mother’s custody? I am concerned about that. More arrest coming? Wonder who that going to be? I have an idea but going to wait until the SBI and the Edgecombe County Sheriff Department release their findings.

PINETOPS, N.C. – A distraught mother comes to 9 On Your Side after, she says, someone severely beat, burned and sexually assaulted her two-year-old daughter.

So far, Edgecombe County deputies have arrested and charged 20-year-old Chelsey Speight with Felony Child Abuse. But they say more arrests are coming. (More)

Read more:

Edgecombe County woman facing felony child abuse charges – WNCT TV

Edgecombe County woman facing felony child abuse charges – WNCT TV

Okay let’s deal with the whole picture. I get so sick and tired of folks getting all emotional after the fact. Hell many times the same folks who claim they are so concerned are just as guilty because what in the hell did you do about the situation before it came to this point?

TARBORO, N.C. – An Edgecombe County woman is facing felony child abuse charges, after a child in her custody was sexually assaulted and beaten.

The child’s mother tells us her two-year-old daughter was in 20-year-old Chelsey Speight’s custody when she was severly beaten and sexually assaulted on Tuesday. The mother also says another man was in the home with Speight. 

Edgecombe County Deputies tell us Speight was arrested and charged with Felony Child Abuse and Misdemeanor Child Abuse.  She was given a $1,000 bond for the felony charge and a $500 bond for the misdemeanor charge. 

The child is expected to be okay.

More arrests are expected.  (More)

Response: I got a phone call late Monday night about the incident above. On Tuesday I received a chat message on Facebook about this issue from someone who was concerned about the situation.

Now the last couple of days I have been reading bits and pieces about the situation and on yesterday I began to receive messages asking me did I know about the situation and what could I do. I have also had a couple of face to face conversations with a couple of folks. I have also received a call from the NAACP.

As it relates to the NAACP this is not a NAACP issue as it stands.

Well folks anyone that knows me know I do my homework. I am totally pissed about what I am hearing as it relates to this situation.

First I am going to respond to the above media report and give you my opinion of the report and what people are saying.

First of all the article said the woman is facing a felony child abuse charge. I repeat facing. So to me that means the investigation is still going on and when they get enough evidence they will actually charge the woman with a felony charge.

I received the call on Monday night and the chat message on Tuesday so when did the situation actually occur?

I would think that after the Edgecombe County Deputies get enough evidence the charges will either increase or decrease for this woman.

Now I have been hearing people say the charges should be more. But I would think the charges are based on the evidence at hand. The above does not state that the woman is the person that actually did this to the child and it mentions that another man was in the home. So what does that mean? I don’t know I was not there.

Okay now I will share briefly what I have heard, I don’t know because I don’t know these folks but I do know some of the family members of the child involved.

There are 3 sides to this story the mother, the accuser and the police. Now I am going to give my side which actually means nothing and has no bearing on the situation but I can give my opinion and it is up to others how they accept it.

So my concerns are why was this black child in the custody of a 20 year old white girl? The mother do not have any black family and/or friends that could have kept the baby? But since she chose to deal with the white girl let’s don’t make this a race issue.

So what is the character of the mother? I have been told the mother has been leaving the child with anyone.

So what is the character of the white girl?

I understand that drugs have been mentioned as it relates to the mother and the white girl.

So who knows where the actual abuse took place, who can come forward and say they were there? So how do I know if the situation took place while in the custody of the white girl or while the child was with the mother?

What is really pissing me the hell off is from what I have heard from folks I have spoken to they knew there are some issues surrounding the welfare of this child so what in the hell did these folks who are so concerned and call themselves friends of the mother do about making sure the child was in a safe environment? You see it should not be about the mother but the welfare of the child so if you know the child has been left in some bad situations what did you do to make sure it didn’t happen again. I have no friends who do not be open and honest with me because I am going to be open and honest with everyone I come in contact with. I don’t give a damn how they receive it.

So is anyone concerned about the welfare of this child when the child is released from the hospital? Do you know where the child will end up and with whom?

Now I am for justice for this child but seeking justice for the child means everyone involved must pay a price. This means I question why the child was left with a 20 year old white girl. She do not look like she is a stable person so why?

If we are so concerned about justice for this child then let’s start at the root of the issue up until the point the child was abused. If you want true justice then I hope you will accept the outcome whatever it may be when the investigation is over.

What we have got to do is to be open and honest with everyone because we have got to send a message to black parents that you must lay down all the bull manure when you bring a child in the world because it ain’t about you anymore. If you ain’t ready to be a parent then do not put your child in harms way. I do not condone ignant ass parents because the child can be put in the custody of someone who can give them a safe environment to the best of their ability.

If you truly want justice then you will join me and do your own research to get to the bottom of this situation and to allow law enforcement to complete the investigation and we can then weigh all sides. Right now I am getting one side the family side. The street side is irrelevant because the only thing that will matter is the family side, the accuser side and the law enforcement side.

So there you have it for those who have contacted me and for those who want to contact me to talk about the situation.

I have always heard the truth will set you free.

We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth… For my part, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst; and to provide for it: Patrick Henry

"Ah yes, truth. Funny how everyone is always asking for it but when they get it they don’t believe it because it’s not the truth they want to hear.": Helena Cassadine

I welcome all comments that makes sense I will not approve any ignant comments.

Ronald Reagan did not leave the Democratic Party in 1964 and become a Republican because he saw the Democratic Party as being the party of big government

Eric Smith

Ronald Reagan did not leave the Democratic Party in 1964 and become a Republican because he saw the Democratic Party as being the party of big government as he later said. No, he left it for one reason and that was because the Democratic Party was behind the Civil Rights Act of 1964,; an act that the Republican nominee for president that year, Barry Goldwater, opposed and promised to repeal if elected.

It is because of this that Dr. King helped convince 96% of African Americans to vote for President Johnson in the Fall. In this matter Ronald Reagan was acting true to character for in the 1940’s he and his then wife Jane Wyman attached a racially restrictive covenant to their house, forbidding it to be sold to anyone who was African American or Jewish; a fact that was revealed in the clos

ing days of the 1984 presidential campaign but which came out too late to affect the final outcome.

If Ronald Reagan had had his way, black people would still be going to separate schools, riding in the back of the bus, eating at segregated lunch counters, and still be subjected to vigilantism in the form of Judge Lynch. Reagan regarded Dr. King as a Communist subversive rather than as the Freedom Fighter he really was and only signed the legislation making Dr. King’s birthday a national holiday only after he was convinced by his advisers that a veto would be overturned and amount to national suicide for the Republican Party.weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Dr. King knew what Reagan was really about as well as anybody and when he saw people like him joining the GOP ranks because of its increasing opposition to racial justice, he knew that it was no longer the Party of Lincoln and that it was both time for him to leave that party and oppose it at every opportunity which he did in the final five years of his life. Even a staunch Republican such as former baseball great Jackie Robinson saw the writing on the wall and in 1968 he supported Hubert Humphrey for president against Richard Nixon and just before he died in 1972 he supported George McGovern as well.

So the idea of any person of color with Dr. King or Mr. Robinson’s mindset being a Republican today is absolutely ridiculous and utterly inaccurate for the racial hatred & intolerance that defines the Republican Party of today is that very same racial hatred & intolerance that people like Dr. King fought against and anyone who tries to tell you differently is a bald faced liar, period!

Message to the Republican Party by Curtis Gatewood

Message to the Republican Party: As you do some soul searching, you should first of all find it. Get your soul back from all of the big businesses who bought your soul. Keep in mind Jesus’ word which asks the question – "For what is a man profitted if he gains the whole world and loses his own soul?" You sold your soul.
The next thing the republican party must do is stop fooling yourselves

– all Black people do not wish to be "Democrats", the fact of the matter is your racist tone and racist position have given Black people NO CHOICE. Don’t forget, Romney was invited to the NAACP National Convention and what did he do with such an opportunity? He came in arrogantly talking about vote for me so I can "repeal Obamacare". And after getting booed and leaving the convention what did he do? Made this statement – "If you all want free stuff vote for the other guy!" FREE STUFF? Dammit, we gave over 300 years of "FREE" LABOR! So yes, we did vote for the "other guy" because we want "FREE"-DOM!!!