Kids locked up for refusing dinner with father

Community members rally to support children

WDIV) A group of parents and children cannot believe the sentence a Michigan judge imposed for three siblings who refused to spend time with their own father.

“What happened to freedom of speech? They are constitutional heroes for sticking to their guns,” said Karen Gilcher, a family friend.

Now they’re out of the Oakland County courthouse demanding the children — ages 14, 10 and 9 — be released from Children’s Village. They could be there until they turn 18.

Oakland County Judge Lisa Gorcyca last month didn’t hold back in court as she sentenced the children to detention. They went against her orders to allow their father to be a part of their lives.

She said this to the oldest sibling, “You’re supposed to have a high IQ, which I’m doubting right now because of the way you act. You’re very defiant. You have no manners.”

The 14-year-old boy told the judge he has witnessed his father hit his mother. The judge said the children’s father is a good man.

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