...this just in...2 years late...

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  1. markw76

    Portland/Moscow on the Willamette

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    The Boston Globe
    August 28th 2006

    Roxbury MA (AP) - A seven-year-old boy was at the center of a Boston
    courtroom drama yesterday when he challenged a court ruling over who
    should have custody of him. The boy has a history of being beaten by his

    Parents and the judge initially awarded custody to his aunt, in keeping
    with child custody law and regulations requiring that family unity be
    maintained to the degree possible.

    The boy surprised the court when he proclaimed that his aunt beat him
    more than his parents and he adamantly refused to live with her. When
    the judge then suggested that he live with his grandparents, the boy
    cried out that they also beat him.

    After considering the remainder of the immediate family and learning
    that domestic violence was apparently a way of life among them, the
    judge took the unprecedented step of allowing the boy to propose who
    should have custody of him. After two recesses to check legal references
    and confer with child welfare officials, the judge granted temporary
    custody to the Boston Red Sox, whom the boy firmly believes is not
    capable of beating anyone.
  2. Joe Link

    Joe Link
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