(I met three women with these blank, emotionless faces and…the blackest eyes. The devil’s eyes. Props to our buddies at FilmDrunk for the find.)
It’s pretty common knowledge that most of the writers here at CP have a particularly dark sense of humor. We talk about death around the water cooler with the casual, nonchalant attitude that coworkers in normal society exude when discussing TPS reports or last night’s episode of The Big Bang Theory. Our hearts are basically filled with obsidian, which we write off as a coping mechanism to deal the disintegrating society in which we live.
But apparently we don’t even hold a candle to the ladies running the Hands of Our Future Daycare in Dover, Delaware, who were recently arrested for staging, then recording, a fight between two three-year old children who had been dropped off at the daycare center earlier that morning.
The news, which was originally broke by Daily Mail, claims that the three women not only goaded these children into fighting and recorded it, but even pushed them back into the Lionheart-esque “fight zone” when one of them had already admitted defeat:
According to police, Tiana Harris, 19, Lisa Parker, 47, and Estefania Myers, 21, were captured in a cell phone video egging on two three-year-old children to get physical for the fun of it at the Hands of Our Future Daycare in Dover, Delaware.
In the footage, taken in March, a toddler’s voice is heard crying out in pain, ‘He’s pinching me,’ as the little one tries to break free from a scuffle with another youngster.
Shockingly, the voice of one of the workers responds, ‘No pinching, only punching’ as the worker guides the child to stay in the fight zone at the center.
Clearly one of the children is crying and does not want to continue on and he is pushed back into the fray by one of the adults,’ Dover Police Captain Tim Stump told KYW-TV.
Although we’ve already decided that “No Pinching, Only Punching” is simply too catchy to not replace “We Pull No Punches” on our next batch of t-shirts, these ladies complete disregard for the verbal tapout rule is pretty abhorring. As was their decision to, you know, stage a fight between toddlers in the first place.
The actual footage of this despicable act has been seized by the Dover Police department as evidence in what we hope will be the eventual death by lethal injection trial of these three upstanding members of society, but the mothers of several other children attending the daycare center have come forward and expressed their shock and dismay over the news:
A mother of a child at the same day care, Cristyl Slack, said that her four-year-old daughter was in the room and witnessed the attack when the fight happened in March.
‘I can’t ever believe in a million years,’ another stunned mother, Amy Bickling, said, ‘I mean I would have to see the proof to believe it.’
I know I am perhaps doing a disservice to you readers by not delving into this any further, but for once I am simply at a loss of words. The trust it requires to leave one’s child in the care of a stranger is ineffable, and the violation of that trust in as horrifying a fashion as this warrants the strictest form of punishment imaginable. A punishment that will more than likely not be doled out to these cesspool-dwelling skidmarks on the underwear of human existence. It was bad enough when ArmFC hosted child fights in a smoke filled bar for the world to see, but this is simply beyond my grasp this early in the morning…
…so how about that Frankie Edgar, amiright? Guys?