The Doctors: Dad Charged With Theft After Taking Daughter’s Cellphone
One father decided to take away his tween daughter’s cellphone after she was caught sending an inappropriate text. Nothing about that seems too bizarre right? Well the father’s disciplinary action landed him in jail, charged with theft! Ronald Jackson was handcuffed by police in his own home at 2 AM. In 2013 he discovered a text on his 12-year-old daughter’s phone about another woman that he found to be rude, so he took it away. But when Ronald’s ex, who was dating a police officer, found out about it, the cops were called to get it back but Ronald refused. He was given a citation and opportunity to hand over the phone, but he didn’t want a police officer telling him how to raise his daughter, so he refused.
A year and a half later, a warrant was issued and he was chargd with misdemeanor theft. Dr Travis Stork was furious over the amount of money that was wasted arresting the man.
Dr Drew Ordon explained that under Texas law, a minor can’t own property so the cellphone was technically the father’s who bought it. But the mother argued that she was paying for the phone, so it was her property. The case was eventually dismissed but it should’ve never even gotten to that pont. Ronald has said that the entire situation has ruined his relationship with his daughter.
Who do you tend to side with in this case? Do you think the situation was handled properly?
The Doctors: Unsanitary Conditions In Urban Public Schools
Speaking of children, The Doctors then moved on to share news of a very disturbing situation in Detroit, Michigan. One teacher reported that she felt compelled to quit her job as a kindergarten teacher to escape what she called a “classroom from hell.” Teachers continue to leave as a result of asbestos and toxic working conditions in the school. The kindergarten teacher showed a ceiling leak from a bathroom above her classroom, that had been there for three years, dripping sewage into her classroom. There was mold everywhere and she admitted to suffering from constant headaches.
Dr Rachael Ross explained that this problem isn’t only occurring in Detroit, but also in a lot of urban schools. A lot of serious illnesses like asthma and allergies can result from the poor conditions of schools that don’t have the money to fix the problem. Dr Ross argued that segregation is still an issue, if not more of an issue now than it was before. She knows that public school systems are suffering, which shouldn’t be the case, because safe, proper education for our children should be a top priority.
One school district shared that they are investigating issues even among serious budget constraints. Dr Stork revealed that the same person who is responsible for the financial crisis at the schools is the same person who was responsible for the Flint water crisis. “Makes you wonder,” Dr Ordon added.