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(NJ.com)   Lincoln Park teen feels Numb, sues parents for kicking her out at age 18. Parents say they've Given Up, but In the End, they hope she'll Leave Out All the Rest and come Crawling back One Step Closer to them   (nj.com) divider line 69
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2014-03-03 08:29:17 AM  
Bluff called.
 
2014-03-03 09:16:00 AM  
I am pretty sure your parents don't owe you a damn thing after you turn 18.
 
2014-03-03 09:17:43 AM  
Can I sue my parents for making me pay for college?
 
2014-03-03 09:20:20 AM  
She's suing them to pay for her college education?

Why stop there. She should sue them to purchase her a home of her own.

Everyone is entitled to a comfortable standard of living regardless of effort or personal choices. I learned it in threads saying you're supposed to earn enough to support your wife and three children at the shiattiest fast-food job available , at the lowest wages you can legally be paid.
 
2014-03-03 09:22:23 AM  
The 'ME' generation poster child.
 
2014-03-03 09:23:12 AM  
Submitter, I certainly hope you had to look up what I am presuming are all Lincoln Park songs and you didn't actually know that many off-hand.
 
2014-03-03 09:23:17 AM  

Pangea: She's suing them to pay for her college education?

Why stop there. She should sue them to purchase her a home of her own.

Everyone is entitled to a comfortable standard of living regardless of effort or personal choices. I learned it in threads saying you're supposed to earn enough to support your wife and three children at the shiattiest fast-food job available , at the lowest wages you can legally be paid.


Take notes people because this is how you do it.
 
2014-03-03 09:24:45 AM  
Would've been a much better headline without all the capitalization.

Hope I'm not the only one, but I thought "Hybrid Theory" was really awesome.

On another note, the remix album with Jay-Z had a lyric that's always cracked me up:

I'm, young H.O., rap's Grateful Dead
Back to take over the globe, now break bread
I'm in, Boeing jets, Global Express
Out the country but the blueberry still connect
On the low but the yacht got a triple deck
 
2014-03-03 09:25:05 AM  
She is 18 and was only just kicked out the house? Wow. They really let you live to an old age with your parents over here.
 
2014-03-03 09:27:18 AM  

ferretman: The 'ME' generation poster child.


Nobody's Listening.
 
2014-03-03 09:30:44 AM  
I grew up in Lincoln Park, so I'm getting a kick etc.

/Not the same since Mateo's closed.
 
2014-03-03 09:32:09 AM  
Dear Submitter: Your headline is bad and you should feel bad

/not a Lincoln Park fan...
 
2014-03-03 09:33:14 AM  

Glitchwerks: I am pretty sure your parents don't owe you a damn thing after you turn 18.


Depends on the state.  The matter becomes complex in the case of a divorce and one of the spouses has different ideas about how much university to pay for.  It is not unheard of that a spiteful ex-spouse will opt to send Junior to a posh private university just to fark with a hated erstwhile life partner, and this may be considered by the court to be part of child support.

And let us all share a moment of silence for friends whose life disasters have served as a warning sign to us all.

/but for the Grace of God
 
2014-03-03 09:37:49 AM  
My girlfriend divorced her family at 16, became an emancipated minor legally.
Got her GED, went to community college, graduated with full degree at another university.
Travels the world now...

What a leech, this one
 
2014-03-03 09:39:36 AM  

Reverend Monkeypants: My girlfriend divorced her family at 16, became an emancipated minor legally.
Got her GED, went to community college, graduated with full degree at another university.
Travels the world now...

What a leech, this one


Does she travel the world without you? You must be very secure. Congratulations.

Many men couldn't handle that scenario.
 
2014-03-03 09:40:50 AM  
Happy to be emancipated

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2014-03-03 09:45:00 AM  
Consequences for, "I'm 18! You can't tell me what to do! "

I moved out at 18 when my mom gave me the "It's my house and you live by my rules while your under my roof." The rule in question was come home directly from school. None of my brothers had the same rule. So I moved out during my senior year and got a room near campus and I was all set when I started college the next year. Whereas most freshman were just moving in, I had been living there for 9 months. I remember the rush of freedom of being able to stay at a friends house for a whole week and not having to tell anyone. Some people got into drugs/alcohol/etc. I was too concerned that I'd lose my job if I did something like that.
 
2014-03-03 09:45:05 AM  
I could see how the parents are responsible for the remaining high-school tuition (she's a senior this year and they chose to send her there), but not for a single thing beyond that.
 
2014-03-03 09:46:31 AM  
...perhaps they are breaking he habit tonight?
 
2014-03-03 09:46:40 AM  
This will be thrown out of court, hopefully.
 
2014-03-03 09:50:30 AM  
"Canning's father, retired Lincoln Park Police Chief Sean Canning,"

Her dad retired from the Lincoln Park PD with a $95K pension at the ripe old age of 47.   Most of you reading this probably don't realize what NJ municipal police jobs are like.   They get hired through nepotism or patronage, get paid big money for doing little or no work, have Cadillac health care plans, and defined benefit pension plans that make third world dictators envious.  When they retire, mostly in their 40s, they are handed checks for $200K-$300K for  unused/sick/vacation/personal days. Apparently these supermen never take a day off.  The weekend after they retire, they are rehired at some other government job,usually paying at least six figures, while they collect six figure pensions from their police jobs.

Is this girl a spoiled, lazy, entitled, do-nothing?  Yup.  I wonder where she learned it.
 
2014-03-03 09:52:18 AM  
Welcome to legal adulthood.
 
2014-03-03 09:55:09 AM  
There's more to this story, but it's hard to tell because of the lack of details, there's a little more in the link in the article.

It looks like there's a college fund involved. I'm going to go out on a limb and say it could be a situation where it's jointly held by the kid and parents and the parents won't let the kid withdraw from it. (If it's one of the tax sheltered plans, it will get very interesting)
 
2014-03-03 09:58:48 AM  

Tr0mBoNe: Bluff called.


Over. In. One.


And kudos to the parents for doing this. I am sure it was hard to do but it sounds like the brat needed a c*ntpunch.
 
2014-03-03 09:59:01 AM  
In recent months, Rachel Canning has been living in Rockaway Township with the family of her best friend. The newspaper reports the friend's father, former Morris County Freeholder John Inglesino, is funding the lawsuit and hired the attorney who is representing Rachel Canning.

Nothing suspicious there.

/at least she's 18 now.
 
2014-03-03 09:59:31 AM  

Fissile: "Canning's father, retired Lincoln Park Police Chief Sean Canning,"

Her dad retired from the Lincoln Park PD with a $95K pension at the ripe old age of 47.   Most of you reading this probably don't realize what NJ municipal police jobs are like.   They get hired through nepotism or patronage, get paid big money for doing little or no work, have Cadillac health care plans, and defined benefit pension plans that make third world dictators envious.  When they retire, mostly in their 40s, they are handed checks for $200K-$300K for  unused/sick/vacation/personal days. Apparently these supermen never take a day off.  The weekend after they retire, they are rehired at some other government job,usually paying at least six figures, while they collect six figure pensions from their police jobs.

Is this girl a spoiled, lazy, entitled, do-nothing?  Yup.  I wonder where she learned it.


Good point. Hadn't thought of that. Smarted.

There are fewer better jobs than being a cop in a town like Ridgewood.  The average salary is over $100k, there is literally no real crime. It's basically just working a shift.
 
2014-03-03 10:01:05 AM  

Joe USer: There's more to this story, but it's hard to tell because of the lack of details, there's a little more in the link in the article.

It looks like there's a college fund involved. I'm going to go out on a limb and say it could be a situation where it's jointly held by the kid and parents and the parents won't let the kid withdraw from it. (If it's one of the tax sheltered plans, it will get very interesting)


There is more to the story.  Another news source is reporting the following:

"...she had to break up with the boyfriend the parents did not approve of, or be throw out."

In other words, the boyfriend was black, or Puerto Rican, or Arab.....    NJ cops are incredibly racist.  They make the KKK look like the Rainbow Coalition by comparison.
 
2014-03-03 10:01:42 AM  
Also, it looks like the parents stopped paying the private HS tuition payments. That's a dick move, because most schools won't release transcripts if you have outstanding payments due. The parents are most likely going to get sued by the HS for that one.
 
2014-03-03 10:02:48 AM  

limeyfellow: She is 18 and was only just kicked out the house? Wow. They really let you live to an old age with your parents over here.


"Limeyfellow"... assuming you are saying this as a Brit then... which I'd follow up with "as opposed to England where they kick them out at 16 to go live in Government paid housing with their 3 kids they've had by the time they are 19"?  (or, does the Daily Fail make those cases more overblown than reality?).
 
2014-03-03 10:03:00 AM  
And that's why I say hey man nice shot
 
2014-03-03 10:03:01 AM  
Girl says she was chucked out
Girl's parents say she left because she didn't like house rules and they want her back
Girl's friends parents are helping her sue

My guess is the house rules were pretty farking draconian, and that there is a slow news day in NJ
 
2014-03-03 10:06:09 AM  

H31N0US: Fissile: "Canning's father, retired Lincoln Park Police Chief Sean Canning,"

Her dad retired from the Lincoln Park PD with a $95K pension at the ripe old age of 47.   Most of you reading this probably don't realize what NJ municipal police jobs are like.   They get hired through nepotism or patronage, get paid big money for doing little or no work, have Cadillac health care plans, and defined benefit pension plans that make third world dictators envious.  When they retire, mostly in their 40s, they are handed checks for $200K-$300K for  unused/sick/vacation/personal days. Apparently these supermen never take a day off.  The weekend after they retire, they are rehired at some other government job,usually paying at least six figures, while they collect six figure pensions from their police jobs.

Is this girl a spoiled, lazy, entitled, do-nothing?  Yup.  I wonder where she learned it.

Good point. Hadn't thought of that. Smarted.

There are fewer better jobs than being a cop in a town like Ridgewood.  The average salary is over $100k, there is literally no real crime. It's basically just working a shift.


The Star Ledger did a story about NJ police pay and benefits a couple years ago.  The highest paid PD in New Jersey is Rochelle Farking Park, a little one-square-mile-wonder next to the Garden State Plaza.  The RPPD average $140K per year.  The prevision chief retired a couple of years ago with a $135K pension.
 
2014-03-03 10:08:59 AM  
Previous, I mean.
 
2014-03-03 10:10:28 AM  
I went to school with a guy where on his 18th birthday his parents kicked him out.  He was a good student, never got in trouble, was not a problem child, etc.  His parents took the philosophy of "well, you are 18 and now on your own, good luck bud!"

This happened late first semester (November IIRC), and by January he looked like shiat, got mixed up with the wrong crowed, started drinking heavily and doing drugs.  He had no job, no car, and no place to live.  He basically bounced from couch to couch.  By the end of the school year, he had been in and out of jail a few times, had a DUI under his belt, etc.

I saw him years later and he cleaned up his act, apparently a teacher of ours (male) took him in after graduation, helped him get a job, go through the community college system and transfer to UCLA.

He's now a finance director at a pretty big company.  So good on him and mad respect for the teacher that took sympathy on him.  He did mention that after high school he shut out his family completely and had not seen them in years.  Obviously he's a bit bitter.

I just could not imagine doing that to your child.
 
2014-03-03 10:22:01 AM  

kitsuneymg: In recent months, Rachel Canning has been living in Rockaway Township with the family of her best friend. The newspaper reports the friend's father, former Morris County Freeholder John Inglesino, is funding the lawsuit and hired the attorney who is representing Rachel Canning.

Nothing suspicious there.

/at least she's 18 now.


As someone who's raising a stray teen, if the shiatty parents of my stray had any money, I'd be lawyer shopping also.  As it is, we're just building up some good karma.  Kid is not nearly as mouthy as my own, and a hell of a lot more appreciative.  But the grocery bill is murder.
 
2014-03-03 10:25:31 AM  

Target Builder: Girl says she was chucked out
Girl's parents say she left because she didn't like house rules and they want her back
Girl's friends parents are helping her sue

My guess is the house rules were pretty farking draconian, and that there is a slow news day in NJ


Why's her friend's father letting her crash at his place and paying for the lawsuit?  I wonder...
 
2014-03-03 10:27:40 AM  

Endive Wombat: I just could not imagine doing that to your child.


I was a bit of a fark up during the latter half of high school, despite breaking the curves on any standardized tests taken before 10th grade. Needless to say, parents and teachers were pissed. Long story short, I found myself homeless in the middle of winter during my senior year. I slept in a friend's basement on a cot by the furnace until I graduated, and needless to say I stared putting effort into school at that point. Eventually went to college, got a masters and a real job blah blah blah but there was no greater reality check than seriously considering which dumpster would be the warmest place to sleep that night I was booted. Luckily, said friend saw me walking on Rt 9 and pulled over.

This girl doesn't seem like a problem child, but she does need a reality check. Her current ward is not doing her any favors by enabling her. My guess is there's a boyfriend involved, and would not be surprised if that's who's parents took her in.
 
2014-03-03 10:28:50 AM  

Pangea: She's suing them to pay for her college education?

Why stop there. She should sue them to purchase her a home of her own.

Everyone is entitled to a comfortable standard of living regardless of effort or personal choices. I learned it in threads saying you're supposed to earn enough to support your wife and three children at the shiattiest fast-food job available , at the lowest wages you can legally be paid.


The only slight support I have of this girl is the fact colleges are obligated to use parental income in financial aid calculations even if they play no part in the girls life. Pretty farking stupid.
 
2014-03-03 10:34:18 AM  

MyRandomName: Pangea: She's suing them to pay for her college education?

Why stop there. She should sue them to purchase her a home of her own.

Everyone is entitled to a comfortable standard of living regardless of effort or personal choices. I learned it in threads saying you're supposed to earn enough to support your wife and three children at the shiattiest fast-food job available , at the lowest wages you can legally be paid.

The only slight support I have of this girl is the fact colleges are obligated to use parental income in financial aid calculations even if they play no part in the girls life. Pretty farking stupid.


It could be a ruse by the parents to get her a free ride at school.  He father has a six figure pension.  As a result, I'll bet this girl qualifies for very little financial aide.
 
2014-03-03 10:35:09 AM  

Reverend Monkeypants: My girlfriend divorced her family at 16, became an emancipated minor legally.
Got her GED, went to community college, graduated with full degree at another university.
Travels the world now...



Didn't you get the memo?  You don't date a girl who travels.
 
2014-03-03 10:42:50 AM  

Pangea: Everyone is entitled to a comfortable standard of living regardless of effort or personal choices. I learned it in threads saying you're supposed to earn enough to support your wife and three children at the shiattiest fast-food job available , at the lowest wages you can legally be paid.


truedemocracyparty.net
 
2014-03-03 10:44:57 AM  

noitsnot: Target Builder: Girl says she was chucked out
Girl's parents say she left because she didn't like house rules and they want her back
Girl's friends parents are helping her sue

My guess is the house rules were pretty farking draconian, and that there is a slow news day in NJ

Why's her friend's father letting her crash at his place and paying for the lawsuit?  I wonder...


Maybe because dad is the retired chief of police?  You have no idea how vicious small town politics are.  I'll bet you dad farked over quite a few people on his way to that chief job.
 
2014-03-03 10:47:21 AM  

corn-bread: Didn't you get the memo?  You don't date a girl who travels.


Pangea: Does she travel the world without you? You must be very secure. Congratulations.

Many men couldn't handle that scenario.


Meh.  I travel too, sometimes with her, sometimes without.
 
2014-03-03 10:50:15 AM  

SpectroBoy: Pangea: Everyone is entitled to a comfortable standard of living regardless of effort or personal choices. I learned it in threads saying you're supposed to earn enough to support your wife and three children at the shiattiest fast-food job available , at the lowest wages you can legally be paid.

[truedemocracyparty.net image 600x480]


The old system worked best.  Those jobs were supposed to be teen labor, and never intended for adults.
 
2014-03-03 10:55:18 AM  
Vivid Video is missing a big opportunity here.  A nice to check for this girl and the newest Vivid title will be, "The Police Chief's Daughter Visits Da Hood".   A plus if they can get her to wear her private school uniform.
 
2014-03-03 11:01:11 AM  

darlid01: Consequences for, "I'm 18! You can't tell me what to do! "

I moved out at 18 when my mom gave me the "It's my house and you live by my rules while your under my roof." The rule in question was come home directly from school. None of my brothers had the same rule. So I moved out during my senior year and got a room near campus and I was all set when I started college the next year. Whereas most freshman were just moving in, I had been living there for 9 months. I remember the rush of freedom of being able to stay at a friends house for a whole week and not having to tell anyone. Some people got into drugs/alcohol/etc. I was too concerned that I'd lose my job if I did something like that.


I got out of my parents' house 1 day before I turned 18.  Had job, living space, and college lined up.  Was not a straight-A student, and didn't wan't my parents running my life, and managed to secure enough grant money and loans for school.
Of course this was 30+ years ago, so life was different I guess - the thought of suing my parents for my support never even occurred, and looking back on it, quite satisfied it didn't.
 
2014-03-03 11:03:36 AM  
Look, there simply isn't enough information here to tell what's going on.  "Honor student" could mean anything from a 4.0+ average or she got all B's one semester and made the B honor roll, but got D's the rest of the time.

Until you've had a narcissistic teenaged girl with living in your house, you don't understand the level of entitlement that is possible.  Sure, the father could be ultra controlling, or maybe the house rules were not to leave dirty dishes all over the house and she screamed about how the assholes were making her clean up after herself.

I don't understand why kids would even want to stay past 18.  I saved my money up for two years and hit the road the minute i turned 18, living on minimum wage by sharing tiny crappy apartments with multiple guys.  At one point my rent was $75/month plus another $20 for utilities, and food wasn't an issue because so many hamburgers at Wendy's accidentally "fell on the floor".
 
2014-03-03 11:05:37 AM  
ha, and she might go to the University of Vermont. She will fit right in.
 
2014-03-03 11:25:36 AM  
Good luck with that one, pumpkin. Your parents loose all legal responsibility for you when you turn 18. They don't have to pay for college; they don't have to pay for shiat. But, her parents are idiots; if they had sent her off to college, she'd drop scum bag boyfriend like 3rd period French.

/ probably in favor of an EVEN scummier boyfriend
 
2014-03-03 12:05:21 PM  

ferretman: The 'ME' generation poster child.


Yeah spoiled biatch generation is closer to reality.

The step kid thinks we have to buy him the car he picked out, a Cadillac escalade, because in his words "we make enough". I simply told him "no, there is no we me and his mother make enough, you just get to mooch for a while".

But it shouldn't shock me since he thinks every kid has a 30" flat screen, ps3, and a personal PC in their bedroom.
 
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