Baby Hitler removed from home

Holy cow.

Three-year-old Adolf Hitler Campbell, whose family’s attempt to get him a birthday cake made him an instant object of sympathy (his parents, not so much), was taken from his parents by NJ authorities. According to Lehigh Valley Live, “New Jersey’s Division of Youth and Family Services took the 3-year-old, as well as JoyceLynn Aryan Nation Campbell, 1, and Honszlynn Hinler Jeannie Campbell, who turns 1 in April” from their home. It’s unclear why the children were taken, but Holland Township police Chief David Van Gilson “said his department received no reports of abuse or negligence.” Parents Heath and Deborah Campbell are expected to attend a hearing today.

I don’t know why, but I’m actually having an ounce of apprehension about these kids being removed. Don’t get me wrong, I think anyone who names their kid Adolf Hitler is clinically insane. But there are lots of bad parents out there, and nobody ever removes their kids (though in some cases, they probably should). I’m not going to be shedding a tear for Baby Hitler’s parents, but still, I’m curious if you guys think the kids should be taken from the parents? And under what theory? (H/t AMERICAblog reader Leo.)

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