The knee-jerk reaction to the charges filed against Jerri Gray maybe be to cheer and agree. Her son is only 14 years old and weighs over 555 lbs.
Here is my dilemma with Alexander's removal from his home and the punishment of his mother: Overeating is every bit of an eating disorder (psychological) as is under eating (or not eating at all). I have yet to hear of a bulimic or anorexic that has been taken from their home and whose parent's have been arrested because they weighed a sickening 85 lbs.
This single mom that's working 3 jobs was arrested and charged with criminal neglect while treatment facilities all over the country are full of girls with feeding tubes and bile rotted teeth with parents that roam the streets freely.
Therein lies the problem with the nanny state...
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