September 5, 2019
I get that these potato folk are a burden, and that their relatives are eager to keep them out of sight and mind.
But putting them at the mercy of these sassy sistas is downright brutal, and not a fate I would wish on any non-boomer.
Four caregivers at a Florida group home are facing criminal charges after surveillance footage showed them beating, shoving and standing on the head of one of the home’s disabled residents.
Breneisha Kantrel Blunt, 29, and Sheneka Adel Hester, 41, both of Eustis; Carolyn Emma Lee Joe, 25, of Tavares; and Jaleyah Nicole Wiggins, 24, of Eustis; are all charged with aggravated abuse of a disabled adult. Warrants were issued Aug. 19 for the women’s arrests.
Mount Dora police officials said last week that officers were called the afternoon of Aug. 13 to a group home run by Attain Inc., a nonprofit dedicated to the support of people with developmental disabilities. When they arrived, they were told that the unidentified victim had gotten hurt while acting out.
The woman had bruising on her face, a cut to her lip and a skinned knee, authorities said in a news release.
Breneisha Blunt, Sheneka Hester, Jaleyah Wiggins and Carolyn Joe.
“The employees stated that the female caused the injuries to herself, and her behavior while the officers were on scene was extremely erratic and consistent with the employees’ statements at the time,” the news release stated.
The officers evaluated the woman to see if she qualified for involuntary commitment to a hospital via Florida’s Mental Health Act, also known as the Baker Act, but she did not meet the criteria, police officials said. They documented her injuries and notified the state Department of Children and Families of the incident.
The video begins with one of the accused women, identified in court documents as Hester, shoving the victim, causing her to skin her knee. Wiggins then pushes the woman to the floor.
The footage shows Joe shoving the woman to the tile floor and, when the resident approaches her again, she shoves her a second time, making her land on a couch in a sitting room. Other residents appear to be in the room as the assault begins.
Looks hu’white to me.