Young boys reflect father's anti-Mormon views
Sad thing is, it's so easy to say something should have been done as we look
with 20/20 hindsight. But at the time, roaring in there like bulls in a china
shop could have been the exact wrong thing to do, and if law enforcement/social
workers had been wrong, as happens in other cases, what kind of horrible mess
could that have caused? As long as people are human, even those who try so much
to do the right thing in such convoluted cases, there will be mistakes made and
not discovered until it is too late. What we can learn, perhaps, is to see when
there is time, the signs that help may be needed when loved ones can still give
it or find it for those who require it, and assist more quickly.
Porn kills. What could be had only in a brown bag at the corner store, is now
readily available at a mouse click. Its addictive power spiraling out of
control in many lives. The late mr. powell and his father sought immediate
family as prey, showing the depravity of porn in its most heinous state. Porn
is a scourge and a plague on the family. Countless young minds are now being
hyped-up on internet porn. As a society, we are sacrificing our innocents to
this addiction. Guard well your home and family. If you are in the clutches of
porn to any degree, walk away. It is a cancer, not a vehicle to natural
Evil walked amongst us...
The more I read about this the more sick I get! You never know what you live
next too. There are just no words for it.
I think the most appropriate remark came from the social worker involved in the
case: "Mr. Cox stated that the state and visit supervisor did everything
they could do within the law but the law is not set up to deal with people like
Josh," Josh was a psychopath whose behavior deviated so far
from the norm that nobody could have predicted the dark turn his actions would
take. I hope that while we learn from this case we recognize that it was an
extreme that is unlikely to be repeated and making a whole long list of rules or
laws just based on this extreme example is unlikely to prevent a similar
what an unfortunate situation i feel bad for the cox family the powells have
enough problems family wise it seems.
@ Fibby1123How wrong!! There were "ONLY about 15
computer-generated images of incest and 400 images total." Am I the only
one that thinks if there was only ONE computer-generated image of incest, and
that was the only image found that it is one too many?Children have
the right to feel protected in their family home. They have the right to be
brought up in a home where their dad does not get turned on by watching family
members, in other homes or his own home,acting out sexual acts. Children, dare
I say it, deserve to be raised in a home where the head of the home does not
cheat on his wife by watching any pornographic pictures or films. The Saviour
of the world told us that any man that looked upon a woman with lust in his mind
has already committed adultery with her in his heart. Josh Powell for some
reason disliked the Mormon Church, but I would presume that the rules in his
adopted Church do not differ on that subject. All of this behaviour would
surely mean that he shouldbe asked to take the tests requested by
@ 101 Ways, Please say you are trying to make a joke?The guy
"takes his kids camping in sub-zero weather." He says their mum
agrees. Do you believe either story? When asked if mum was there, one of the
boys says that she was, and travelled in the trunk. Does your wife travel to
camping trips in the trunk? I can't convince my wife to do that, for some
reason.Powell has pornography on his computer, and takes photos that
only include legs. Is that normal? He has his kids, along with other family
members, walking around the house naked. Is that the norm in your house? It
doesn't happen in mine.The police,Mayor, Sovial workers, and every
normal person on this planet thinks that this behaviour makes the man a person
under suspicion, and they are in the wrong? Don't you have even the slightest
doubt that he is changing the truth?In my country, if it has
feathers, quacks, and waddles, we think the chances are that it's a duck. You
think that the police are causing the creature untold pressure because they
think it's a duck. My guess is that you are either a misguided friend or
relative of Powell, or just someone that has a grudge against the authorities.
Sick and sad, the only way to describe this situation. My deepest prayers go out
for the people left behind in the Cox family.
I sure wish everyone would put this to rest for Charlie's and Braden's sake,
Please let them rest in peace?
A very sad story and revealing commentary on the evils of pornography. It's
effects are so far-reaching, it has no bounds. Books can be written on this
story for years, as well as research to help fight it. I hope some good can come
from this deeply saddening story.My prayers are with the survivors.
Those kids should have been placed with a neutral foster family. It was wrong
to put them in a game of mental ping pong, with Josh planting thoughts and the
Cox family planting thoughts.
One of the main lessons I take away from this story is that it is so important
that one doesn't make a mistake in who one marries. Poor Susan clearly made a
really bad mistake in marrying an evil man. Now she and her children have
become victims, a family has been destroyed and a lot of other people have been
deeply damaged.There is a book entitled "People of the
Lie." It describes and analyzes human evil. Josh and Steven Powell are
perfect examples. It is so scary to think that there are actually people out
there walking around that are capable of this kind of behavior.
Sad to say but "taking pictures of legs" confirms this Josh Powell guy
In view of the evidence, it is obvious that Josh Powell was constantly abused as
a child by his father. The unfortunate thing is that Josh's wife, wasn't aware
of his past. I'm sure, that going into their marriage, Josh wanted to leave his
past, in the past. Hindsight is 20-20; never the less, Child Protective
Services should have permanently removed the boys from Josh and his infuence,
long ago. Sad, sad story.
"The documents reveal details about 400 computer-generated images of incest
found on Powell's computer..."Actually, there were only about
15 computer-generated images of incest and 400 images total.
So what is the problem with the Mayor and WVC police department? Maybe no one
can make this all up but the police sure can and they are acting out of line
with all their continued persecution with stab wounds to murder Josh. The police
are the sicko's who should be getting some mental treatment from a psychiatrist,
how many times do they want to stab the body?Images can have many
different variations and layers as any computer generated image can have.
Thousands of layers of the same image is part of creating movies or cartoons so
this number is not alarming at all. Anyone who uses a program like Photo Shop
can attest to how many layers of a photo are created from a single image.Still there is nothing to distract from the fact that the police still
have no criminal evidence of any crime. What is alarming is how the city Mayor
and police department are still trying to justify Josh was a criminal that
deserved to die with post mortem and indefensible accusations and innuendos.
They are still trying to justify there acts of terrorism and public humiliation
of an innocent man.
How is it that it only takes me minutes to see that this guy is a wreck waiting
to happen and I didn't even have these documents that the judges and court had.
It is a shame that they didn't act sooner or do better.
It is hard to find a word or words that can explain what a mentally corrupt
person Josh Powell was. I would think a lot of Josh Powell's problems started
with his father. I wonder if the Cox's could have ever changed the children
through therapy and love. What a sad sad story of how a father can afflict such
misery on a family.
A person could not make this stuff up...wow, what a sick situation.