The Breeding Police
At Curtis’s sentencing yesterday for bail jumping and failure to pay child support, Circuit Court Judge Tim Boyle told the 44-year-old Racine man that his frequent breeding was to be curbed as a condition of his three-year probation term.
Curtis owes about $90,000 total in back child support and interest to the mothers of his children. Pictured in the above mug shot, Curtis will have to wipe out that debt before he can add heir number ten.
This guy also has convictions for passing bad checks, criminal damage, and burglary. So no, he’s not up for Father of the Year. I agree he shouldn’t have any more kids, and should support the ones he has (through legal means, not selling stolen TVs on a corner downtown or whatever).
But if the courts can order him not to have kids, they can order anyone not to have kids. In fact, it’s been done before.
Previously, a Kentucky judge ordered a deadbeat dad (12 children with 11 women) to refrain from having sex in an attempt to keep him from adding a 13th dependent. The country’s most famous deadbeat dad, Tennessean Desmond Hatchett, has fathered more than 20 children (with 11 women).
And yet, none of the women either of these guys had children with seem to have received any such orders.
Can the court order someone to have children? I wonder if eugenics programs are far behind.