Baby Hitler Removed

Ken AshfordRandom MusingsLeave a Comment

A follow-up to a story I posted about a month ago, involving a NJ supermarket who refused to make a birthday cake for a kid.  (And why?  The kid's name was Adolf Hitler Campbell).

That story caught a few national headlines, especially the father's laughable dismissal of his son's name (as well as his daughter's name: JoyceLynn Aryan Nation Campbell.

Well… now….

Three-year-old Adolf Hitler Campbell, whose family's attempt to get him a birthday cake made him an instant object of sympathy (his parents, not so much), was taken from his parents by NJ authorities. According to Lehigh Valley Live, "New Jersey's Division of Youth and Family Services took the 3-year-old, as well as JoyceLynn Aryan Nation Campbell, 1, and Honszlynn Hinler Jeannie Campbell, who turns 1 in April" from their home. It's unclear why the children were taken, but Holland Township police Chief David Van Gilson "said his department received no reports of abuse or negligence." Parents Heath and Deborah Campbell are expected to attend a hearing today.

While I am loathe to defend these parents, I don't think social services can step in and remove children from the house because of their selfish dickhead parents gave them crappy names.  

I suspect there's more than that…
UPDATE:  No, it's not because of the names, says a spokeswoman for New Jersey's Division of Youth and Family Services, reiterating the policy that they only remove a child from their parents when there is an "imminent" danger.
What that "imminent danger" was in this case, is still not known.