“Couple allegedly traded truck for baby”

From this link: Jamie and Jeremy Brown have been charged with human trafficking after they allegedly swapped their pickup truck for Heather Kaminskey’s newborn boy back in January. They took good care of the child, it says. Kaminskey is also facing charges but is still at large. “She reportedly followed the baby-for-truck trade with a truck-for-meth transaction.”

You know, I think the baby was probably better off with Browns anyway. Why not let them keep him and just deal with the baby-selling drug-using mom? I think she is the greater criminal.

12 thoughts on ““Couple allegedly traded truck for baby”

  1. Justin July 17, 2012 / 9:34 am

    I know nothing about the Browns. You would think that they could have arranged for a direct adoption for the Kaminskey child and given her the truck under the table. As far as I know, they were going to flip the baby and sell him to another person later on for a higher price. That’s how business is done, right? Buy low, sell high. If they intended to keep the child, I would give more consideration to letting them keep them.

    • Peter Henderson July 17, 2012 / 2:38 pm

      Not sure Justin,

      I am only reading that link, but nothing there says what the motive of the Browns was.

      What it does show is that drug addition reduces people to beasts. Willing to do anything, absolutely anything, to get that next high.

      Various cases that were recently on the net. Sell you child, justified. List you child on the net so predators can have sex with them, ok. Turn you child into a play thing for pedophiles, hay it was necessary.

      Still across the nation many people continue to say drug addition is a victimless crime.

      • Meaghan July 17, 2012 / 4:31 pm

        Drug use IS a victimless crime. With the exception of PCP and alcohol (which is legal in any case), no drug that I know of increases the user’s capacity to commit criminal acts. Drugs themselves are not the problem; the need for them is. People hold up stores, sell their kids, etc., not because they’re on drugs but because they’re SOBER and want the money to buy drugs.

      • Peter Henderson July 17, 2012 / 4:48 pm

        Wrong Meaghan, horribly wrong. What do you think happened to all those teen runaways you post as being found safe?

        I can tell you because I have been in contact with a number of
        their parents. They were found alive, but far from safe. Many will never recover, some are back working the streets and truck stops again – this very day, and drugs are the common denominator

    • Meaghan July 17, 2012 / 4:29 pm

      “Flip the baby” for some reason that made me chuckle.

      A person commenting on the article claims to know the Browns and says they took the child at birth under the impression that they were adopting him, but then the mom came back and demanded the truck and I guess threatened to take the baby back or something, so they gave her the truck and now they’re in trouble.

  2. Princess Shantae July 17, 2012 / 9:20 pm

    PCP and alcohol and also meth, also crack,/cocaine, also bath salt and also LSD b/c they increase aggression. Over time meth causes the temper to go permanently short. And LSD just fries the brain so they don’t hardly know what end is up.

    • Meaghan July 18, 2012 / 12:22 am

      Although I admit I’m not an expert on this subject, I have not heard anywhere about a person being more likely to commit crimes while high on LSD. I would agree that crackheads commit many crimes, but that’s to get money to buy more crack — which supports my hypothesis that it’s the NEED for drugs that causes criminal behavior. Perhaps people would claim I’m splitting hairs, and perhaps I am, but I think it’s a point worth making.

      • Jer July 18, 2012 / 1:49 am

        I’ve read stories about studies that used LSD to help cure PTSD and depression. Of course, these studies are done in controlled settings with doctors on hand. So maybe not a fair comparison, but I think LSD and marijuana probably are better for society at large than alcohol and tobacco could ever be.

      • Meaghan July 18, 2012 / 8:48 pm

        Does anyone actually use LSD anymore though? I know quite a few drug users and I can’t think of a single person I know who’s tried it.

  3. Lori July 18, 2012 / 3:07 am

    Well if the drug is creating a non-stop craving and feelings of need for more of it then the drug IS the problem. That is what many of them do-mess with the brain chemicals to make you want more of it. If they never started the drug in the first place they wouldn’t have the craving for it. Stop the drug and utilize sobriety and gradually the feelings of need reduce. It isn’t victimless because every day at work I see what the drugs that causes the feelings of needing them do to people and their families.

    • Meaghan July 18, 2012 / 9:07 pm

      I have a book to recommend you: “The Realm of Hungry Ghosts” by Gabor Mate. He’s a psychiatrist who works with hopeless drug addicts under the theory of “harm reduction” — that is, don’t stop them using, just try to keep them from doing as little harm as possible to themselves and others. His patients were usually long-term addicts with nothing else in their lives — no family, no job certainly, would have been homeless if the org Mate worked for did not provide housing, etc. He had some surprising conclusions/ideas in his book, but I found his arguments quite persuasive. He made the case that, for some people, they were simply better off being drug addicts than they would be if they became clean.

  4. Princess Shantae July 18, 2012 / 8:12 am

    It isn’t that LSD makes people violent so much as it screws up their perceptions so they don’t know what is real and what isn’t and that can lead them to do things they shouldn’t. If somebody on LSD is having halucinations that they are being threatened for instance they might react violently. Or they think they are doing one thing but don’t know what it is.
    And yes, Meaghan, people do commit crimes of all kinds while they are high on crack, not just b/c they are desperate to get more crack.

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