Jada

A homeless 7-year-old who lives on the beach makes and sells ‘stick people’ to get by.

yes
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stay in the box you’re out the books
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paper scissors rock paper scissors
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but you can’t make a better one than me
00:40
probably Khloe Connor come on let’s go
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[Music]
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I know I get how are you yeah you fun on
01:48
the beach mm-hmm
01:49
very good nice what are you doing
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[Music]
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I’m sorry
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[Music]
02:49
Hancock did what people
03:06
excuse me mister yeah at the time
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oh yeah uh mr. commissioner you are my
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policeman yeah that’s great
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I have a fire fight you I’ll give you
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yep
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they’re both we’re fine they’re not only
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Corinne I’m sorry kid I’m all stick
03:25
person now good luck though
03:28
whatever you’re not bomb one really uh
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that’s a good idea
03:47
no they’re alive
04:14
tough week yeah everyone seemed to ride
04:18
those shitty posters instead we’ll pick
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up yeah
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I was just using him Jim from 504 looks
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like that guy she’s not for sale
04:37
oh alright how about him
04:50
keep the change
05:05
but it is no no no that’s okay
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come on thank you
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[Music]
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that’s some nice handiwork
06:01
hi Jada no no don’t be afraid
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I made it help you okay
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Jayda listen it’s not safe out here for
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you okay I’m gonna make sure you’re safe
06:20
come we’re gonna take a walk and talk
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about it okay come on
06:28
Jayda
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06:42
[Laughter]
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you
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[Laughter]
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[Music]
09:15
you
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[Music]
09:57
stupid stupid
10:42
so I think is clearly we issue a care
10:44
protection order until we find a
10:45
placement I’m glad this is reopened but
10:48
with two deceased parents and no other
10:50
known family she’s best off with the
10:52
aunt
11:04
with the history of maintenance
11:05
intervention coupled with the recent
11:07
events makes her a clear candidate for
11:09
removal a messy house and leaving a kid
11:11
at home while you go grocery shopping
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aren’t grounds for removal
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my concern is a long list of documented
11:16
instances what she’s feeling distressed
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I didn’t even see a single interview
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with a collateral in her file that’s
11:21
because there are no collateral to speak
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with they may let her outside we need
11:28
something a psychological profile a
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neighbor a teacher you just can’t be
11:34
pulling kids out of their relatives
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homes
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not one placement is so hard to come by
11:45
what about the marks in her body
11:47
is that enough is that something don’t
11:49
you she’s been living on the streets for
11:55
months we don’t know when those happened
11:57
I know you’re new to all of this so I’ll
12:00
pretend I didn’t hear that but be
12:01
careful about making unsubstantiated
12:03
claims honey believe me I’m grateful for
12:12
your concern but you know how this works
12:14
it’s a marathon not a sprint
12:29
no it’s not right you do remember you
12:31
have an entire stack of other cases that
12:33
need you and I know she doesn’t belong
12:35
there we don’t make decisions based
12:37
solely on intuition here fax leads to
12:39
these kids deaths if you keep acting
12:43
like a child
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I’m gonna put you on a timeout like one
12:46
I’m taking this original and when they
12:49
tell you the same thing we can have
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another discussion one about whether
12:52
you’re cut out for all of this maybe I’m
12:55
not I’m sorry I dropped you guys I won’t
13:08
do that ever again
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I just miss you guys so much for now on
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I’ll I’ll be a good girl I love you guys
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you
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