Monday, July 28, 2014

Dad with extensive criminal history arrested for assaulting 12-year-old son; boy now with "relatives"--what happened to Mom? (Kershaw County, South Carolina)

The most interesting part about this article is what it fails to say or explain.

Like, why was a father like ANTONIO GREEN, a man with a violent criminal history, allowed anywhere near a child?

And why is there no mention of the boy's mother? She apparently has not been arrested, or that would have been reported. And she didn't get the boy back, because unnamed "relatives" have him now.

So what happened to Mom? With a man this violent, you have to wonder what he did to her over the years. Did he strip her of custody through a court-sanctioned campaign of terror? Is she "missing"? Is she deceased? If so, do we know if it was truly from natural causes?

These are the first questions we should be asking when a violent father--with no sign of the mother around--assaults or even kills a child. But of course, it is taboo for the media to say anything.!/newsDetail/26132081

Sheriff: Father beat 12-year-old son with fists, flashlight

By Jeremy Turnage

Updated: 07/28/2014 3:55 pm EDT

A 48-year-old Kershaw County man was arrested and charged with second degree assault and battery after investigators say he beat his 12-year-old son.

Kershaw County Sheriff's deputies say Antonio Green got into an argument with his son about a missing pair of keys.

Green, who was reportedly drunk during the incident, then beat the child with his fists and a flashlight.

The boy, according to deputies, fled the scene to a neighbor's house where 911 was called. Kershaw County EMS also treated the child and took him to KershawHealth.

Deputies arrived at Green's Bunker Hill Road residence a short time later and immediately took him into custody. His bond was set at $20,000 and he remains at the Kershaw County Detention Center.

The child, meanwhile, was removed from the home and is staying with relatives.

Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews says Green has an extensive criminal record with arrests for assault and battery, disorderly conduct, DUI, DUS, criminal domestic violence, criminal domestic violence high and aggravated, and open container.