And his sisters, JoyceLynn Aryan Nation Campbell and Honszlynn Hinler Jeannie Campbell?
If you need a reminder, click here for my original posts about these children. (Scroll down, because this post will still be at the top when you click there!)
Since the children were taken from the home back in January of 2009, much has come out about them and their parents. For instance, neither parent works, both suffer from unidentified physical and psychological disabilities and both have a history of abuse from their own lives which neither have dealt with. When her children were taken from her, Deborah Campbell angrily asked whether she was being forced to choose between her children and her husband and then said, “fine, take them” according to court documents.
Life with their parents was described in court documents as bleak for the children. The children were surrounded by Nazi memorabilia and other “unusual decorative features” including swords, knives and skulls. Windows were nailed shut. Neighbors complained that the children were being strapped into their booster seats for unusually long periods of time amid ongoing domestic violence.
Dad (Heath, aged 37) cannot read or write, has been married twice before, fathered other children and has a history of domestic violence, according to the ruling. One of his ex-wives has a restraining order against him and has “moved to an Air Force base with family in Florida to be away and safe from him.” One of his ex-wives testified that he disciplined their son so severely with a vacuum in his face that to this day every time she cleans house with the vacuum he screams “bloody murder.” She also testified that she could not bring her son around “anybody that isn’t white” because the son would say “terrible things” that he learned at his daddy’s knee.
Mom (Deborah, 27) dropped out of school before completing tenth grade, but she is at least somewhat able to read and write as evidenced by a letter she once gave a neighbor which said that if she was ever found dead her husband was to blame. The letter, in part, also read:
Hes thrend to have me killed or kill me himself hes alread tried it a few times. Im scare to leave b/c I will be killed. Im afread that he might hurt my children if they are keeped in his care… He’s already stabed me with a screwdriver in the hand… He teaches my son how to kill someone at the age of 3.
Deborah admitted in court that she did indeed write the letter, and that she had in fact told her neighbors that she feared for her and her children’s safety and lives. She went on however to say that it was all lies and that Heath is just a “perfect guy.”
While in foster care, Adolf in particular has acted out aggressively toward his sisters, his foster mother and the state psychologist Dr. Alice Nadelman. “(He) took a vacuum cleaner to his sister’s throat, saying, ‘I’m going to kill you.’ The boy told the foster mother on more than one occasion that she was a ‘bitch’ and that he was going to kill her… Dr. Nadelman was called a ‘bitch’ by the 3-year-old boy when she prevented him from leaving the room.” Adolf is reported to frequently threaten to kill people who do not bow to his wishes, and his adjective for any woman who pisses him off is “bitch.” The apple of his daddy’s eye, no doubt.
I’m not a big fan of removing children from their homes, but this was the right decision. And since they were already being supported by welfare and other forms of public assistance, it’s not like putting them into the foster system resulted in any more of a drain on the public dole, is it?
ABC News | New York Daily News