Post by Dangery Scubba on Jun 2, 2009 20:54:35 GMT -5
I've ran a couple searches for this on here but couldn't find anything. Feel free to lock if it's already on here somewhere.
Desmond Hatchett, a 29 year old who lives in Knoxville, Tennessee, has fathered 20 (maybe 21) children with at least 11 different mothers. The kids, who are between 11 months and 11 years old, require food, clothing, etc. which doesn't come cheap. That's a problem for their minimum-wage earning father.
"I had four kids in the same year. Twice." Hatchett says.
He was called to court last week where he appeared on the docket eleven times to answer for 15 of his 21 children who haven't received child support recently. The mothers of Hatchett's children are supposed to get anywhere from $25 to $309 a month, but the government is only allowed to take up to 50% of his pay check, and when that's split so many times some women only get a $1.98 a month.
I've just been trying to figure out a decent response to this story and nothing's coming to me. I really hope the futures of the children involved end up better than what a lot of people are probably thinking right now. Also, let's try our best to be civilized.