Thursday, January 15, 2009

Stupidity Invites Scrutiny

Remember the three-year-old boy who had trouble getting a personalized birthday cake because his idiotic parents named him Adolf Hitler? Apparently something is amiss in the household.

Adolf Hitler Campbell and his sisters, JoyceLynn Aryan Nation Campbell and Honszlynn Hinler Jeannie Campbell, were taken from their Holland Township, N.J., home on Friday by the state's Division of Youth and Family Services (DYFS), Sgt. John Harris of the Holland Township Police Department told

The people who know why can't say.

Kate Bernyk, a spokeswoman for the DYFS, said confidentiality laws barred her from commenting on the case or even confirming that the Campbell children were involved.
"DYFS has their reasons and they normally don’t release any information, so we kind of have to go on faith with them," Harris said. Police were not told what the agency was investigating.

"I’ve dealt with the family for years and as far as the children are concerned, I have never had any reports of any abuse with the children," Harris said. "As far as I know, he’s always been very good with the children."

Speaking generally, Bernyk said the state's "decision to remove a child is based on the safety and well being of the child and the risk to that child, and that decision is made in conjunction with the courts and the county family court judge......"DYFS would never remove a child simply based on that child's name," Bernyk said.

Hmmm...dealt with the family for years? Of course, I imagine they got noticed when they turned in that first birth certificate. Nothing screams "potential problem" like naming your kid after one of history's great evildoers.

hat tip to Marginal Revolution and The Volokh Conspiracy