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Old 04-19-2019, 09:06 PM
 
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What? Some of the biggest monsters in history have been educated and persuasive.
I'm talking about the children.

They seem very well-spoken and educated, considering.

I wouldn't say the parents seem as well-spoken.
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Old 04-19-2019, 11:57 PM
 
Location: Eugene, Oregon
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Stockholm Syndrome. Must be.

Stockholm Syndrome is often diagnosed for victim behaviors that have little similarity to the original incident, that gives it that name. Personally, I'm not convinced that the captives in the bank robbery in Stockholm were truly exhibiting that behavior, but rather may have been cleverly pretending to be sympathetic towards their captors, to preserve their own lives. It's difficult to separate those who genuinely show that syndrome and those who pretend. That the captives continued to show sympathy for the bank robbers after they were released, is in conflict with my interpretation of it, I will admit.

Read the story at this link and see if you can come to any conclusions about it:

https://www.history.com/news/stockholm-syndrome
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Old 04-20-2019, 06:27 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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There are worse things than death. I truly believe that. Living with the emotional harm that an abusive childhood piled on you is worse IMHO. They often develop personality disorders which means they won't have many friends and are unable to sustain romantic relationships. They probably have mood disorders and low self esteem which means they feel like crap every day they're alive. It's an absolutely miserable way to live.

Therapy can help, but often can't erase all of this.

^^This^^ I have suffered with chronic depression most of my life due to things that happened in my childhood and this was 50+ years ago. Some childhood abuse, whether physical, emotional or mental just stays with you forever despite therapy and medication.
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Old 04-20-2019, 06:28 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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Waiting now...

Some of the kids might give impact statements....they have a comfort dog there in court with them right now but are not shown on tv of course.

Mrs T is appearing now on tv in court, smiling! and looking like a PTA mom that she is NOT.

Husband still has the weird bowl haircut.

Attorney on tv HLN thinks they'll get 25 to life but we'll see...
These people should be thrown into an alligator nest. But since we don't do things that way in this country, I guess they can look forward to the rest of their lives in prison.
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Old 04-20-2019, 06:31 AM
 
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If the parents actually “Loved” their children they wouldn’t have abused them. This is a scar these children will have with them all of their lives. Some people shouldn’t have children.
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Old 04-20-2019, 07:30 AM
 
Location: 60630
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Kids now giving impact statements....

both parents in tears as one speaks...
oddly the kid states he's praying for them and he appreciates them raising him even though it was the wrong way. He states he loves them very much...

First time I've seen parents emotional. The mom is sobbing as one kid tries to explain why they were chained up at times....because mom felt the kids were getting too much sugar. All the kids are positive about the parents...one states 25 years is too long a sentence....wants to be allowed to see and talk with parents while incarcerated.

Very interesting how they are standing up so strong for the couple.


brainwashed
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Old 04-20-2019, 10:05 AM
 
Location: Podunk, IA
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Husband still has the weird bowl haircut.
I would've tacked on an extra 5 years just for that.
Being follically challenged, it makes me want to pimp-slap the hell out of the creep.
It is a crime against hairmanity.
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Old 04-20-2019, 10:15 AM
 
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I would've tacked on an extra 5 years just for that.
Being follically challenged, it makes me want to pimp-slap the hell out of the creep.
It is a crime against hairmanity.

That would have been hilarious. With the long list of charges the judge had to read through, I wonder if anyone would even have even noticed.
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Old 04-20-2019, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2019/04/19/u...dog/index.html

This was interesting. The children asked to have the special dog with them during their court appearance. They obviously had some anxiety about their need to appear in court.

I cannot doubt that the children still have feelings about their parents. Their feelings are what they are. Their lives before their rescue probably involved intense emotions of various kinds, including love. How they process their experience is individual. But I think that utter hatred would be more damaging than some loving feelings. Whatever they feel, they feel.

We don’t have to categorize, or even understand. They have the right to feel their feelings.
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Old 04-20-2019, 04:13 PM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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Stochholm Syndrome. Must be.
That was my first though. I couldn't even watch all of the video of the victim's statements. I had to skip through that part. Those kids still have some serious problems from this. They probably will have for the rest of their lives.
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