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Marathon Investigation

at Jackson Home

3/3/2010 8:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The L.A. County Department of Children and Family Services conducted a marathon investigation yesterday at the Jackson family compound in Encino -- trying to figure out what exactly happened with a stun gun on the property.

Marathon Investigation at Jackson Home
DCFS social workers arrived at 4 PM yesterday and left at around 10:30 PM -- 6 1/2 hours later.

As we first reported, DCFS showed up the night before after receiving a tip that Jermaine Jackson's 13-year-old son, Jaafar, was playing with a stun gun on the second floor of the residence.

Sources tell us the social workers are interviewing all of the children in the house -- including Michael Jackson's 3 kids -- along with other family members and staff. We're told DCFS is taking the investigation very seriously and the plan yesterday was to come back today as well.

Sources say some of the individual interviews have taken a long time and there is a lot of tension on the property.

We've learned there's a conflict among people who live and work at the property. We know some members of the staff will tell DCFS that the stun gun was there for several days, before a member of security went upstairs and allegedly found Jaafar and other kids playing with the gun and pointing it at Michael's sons Blanket and Prince.

 Michael Jackson and kidsKatherine Jackson's lawyer, Adam Streisand, insists Blanket and Prince were never in the room with the gun and that Jaafar was playing with the gun for a few minutes -- not days -- before it was confiscated.

Some members of the staff will tell DCFS there is a second stun gun on the property. Streisand says that is absolutely not true.

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136.

Andie    

If MJ's kids were frightened enough of being threatened with a taser gun or maybe even shot with it and no one was listening to them in the house, of course they'd call 911 for help. Don't be ridiculous that they wouldn't call. Germaine's kids sound like bullies and need to be removed from that residence.
Deadbeat Germaine wasn't in MJ's life & will for a reason. If MJ knew Germaine's kids would be living with Katherine maybe he would have directed they not live there if his own kids were to be raised there. But I don't think MJ thought he was going to die and that's why he left the kids to his mother without making other stipulations.

1602 days ago
137.

Marie    

In my opinion Michael Jackson's three kids should move to a convent in europe and spend their adolescent years there helping the nuns take care of the poor.These kids are beind bullied by the paparazzi here in america and this is not good for their psyche.

1602 days ago
138.

keishalee98    

SOUNDS LIKE SOMEONE WHO WORKS FOR KATHERINE OR SOMEONE ELSE IN THE FAMILY IS TRYING TO START TROUBLE FOR KATHERINE AND MJ'S CHILDREN. IF KATHERINE HAS DISCIPLINED ALL WHO ARE INVOLVED THAN THAT'S GOOD ENOUGH AND THE DCFS NEEDS TO BUTT OUT. DCFS DON'T NEED TO GET INVOLVED EVERYTIME SOMETHING HAPPENS IN A FAMILY. THE FAMILY CAN HANDLE THEIR OWN PROBLEMS. JERMAINE NEEDS TO DISCIPLINE HIS OWN CHILD AND DCFS NEEDS TO LEAVE KATHERINE AND MJ'S KIDS ALONE. SOUNDS LIKE THIS 13 YEAR OLD JAAFAR IS USE TO GETTING WHAT HE WANTS AND HAS SOME PROBLEMS OF HIS OWN THAT HIS FATHER NEEDS TO ADDRESS NOT NOBODY ELSE. WHO ALLOWED THIS THIRTEEN YEAR OLD TO GET A STUN GUN OFF THE INTERNET IF THIS IS TRUE. SOUNDS LIKE WHOEVER HELPED HIM GET IT NEEDS TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE. SURE IT WAS ONE OF THE ADULTS IN THE HOUSE PROBABLY ONE OF THE ONES WHO ARE CAUSING TROUBLE AND TELLING ON THE JACKSON'S.

1602 days ago
139.

sue    

THIS WHOLE THING IS JUST BEYOND HORRIBLE!!!!please leave this family alone... GOD BLESS MJ3 AND MICHAEL JACKSON NOW AND FOREVER!!! sue from tampa

1602 days ago
140.

Ginny    

I think the state wants a reason to take the kids because they know they will be in charge of the kids money. I don't think the kids are in any danger. If they take MJ's kids from the property they need to take them all. I believe it's all a publicity stunt anyway. There is no reason for DCFS to be at the house as long as they were. If they don't watch it they will be getting sued for harassment.

1602 days ago
141.

that's all    

The Jackson' may have talent but they are not the sharpest tools in the shed. Two of the Jackson brother's have kids by the same woman. How sick can you get.

1602 days ago
142.

Linda Lovelest    

""One bad apple spoils the bunch" (proverb)."

No matter how many years we protect and instill good values in our children all it takes sometimes is letting them rub shoulders (get thrown into the same environment) with children who have not been exposed to the same valuable upbringing....unfortunately it can undermine/destroy 10-12 years of parental dedication in just a matter of a few short months...especially if the children have been overly protected/isolated.

It was evident, even before the "death" of Michael Jackson, that Jermaines children were not afforded the same upbringing by their father that Prince, Paris, and Blanket were. And I imagine that Jermaines children for years heard their Dads jealous hateful conversations regarding their Uncle Michael and his children.

I thought it was a mistake from the onset that MJ3 landed in this "Jackson clan" environment, and the opportunism and manipulation that would be undoubtedly come into play.

1602 days ago
143.

marson    

Jermaine was raised like Michael with values too. I doubt his kid is a thug! Boys will be boys. The internet should be blocked in the house so this can't happen again. Someone should be monitoring the internet use, espeacially with all the crap MJ's kids will see concerning their father on here. I do think Randy and Jermaine need to provide living arrangements for their children and baby mama elsewhere. It's too many people living in that house. It is good for MJ's kids to get to know their cousins, but it sounds like a free for all, and kids need some structure in their lives. Katherine raised alot of kids at once, but things are different now with the internet, and other bad influences. Besides Katherine doesn't have Joseph's help on a regular daily basis now. The Jackson brothers were afraid to do stuff like this because they knew Joseph wouldn't stand for it! Clearly no one has any influence on these kids like that now. Who called DCFS? If MJ's kids are unhappy or afraid to live there they should speak privately with their lawyer since he is their advocate, and maybe other arrangements could be made, like boarding school for all of them. Please make sure Paris is safe from all those boys.

1602 days ago
144.

izilda pomelli    

DCFS are making a storm in a water
just because they are sons of Michael

1602 days ago
145.

cindee    

OCTO-DAD NEEDS TO TAKE CARE OF HIS OWN CHILDREN
INTEAD OF DUMPING THEM ON HIS 80 YEAR OLD MOTHER.
JAARFAR, LIKE ANY YOUNG ADOLESCENT NEEDS A FULL-TIME
FATHER.
GROW UP JERMAINE "YOU HAD YOUR TIME", NOW IT'S THEIRS.

MICHAEL UNDERSTOOD THAT!!!
RIP

1602 days ago
146.

C'mon TMZ    

5. the Jackson family are NO1.disfunctional family in US.

Posted at 7:21AM on Mar 3rd 2010 by disfunctionalfamily



You know it!

1602 days ago
147.

C'mon TMZ    

Jermaine needs to stop traveling around and come back and take care of his kids.

1602 days ago
148.

C'mon TMZ    

152. In my opinion Michael Jackson's three kids should move to a convent in europe and spend their adolescent years there helping the nuns take care of the poor.These kids are beind bullied by the paparazzi here in america and this is not good for their psyche.

Posted at 12:53PM on Mar 3rd 2010 by Marie



There is paps everywhere idiot! Before this incident we haven't heard alot about them. So it seems that people are leaving them alone and paps have backed off. And it seems their grandmother is doing a good job of taking care of them.

1602 days ago
149.

MacConvie    

What I would like to know is who in the hell snitched to the DCFS, it's not THAT serious to phone the DCFS, geez. At best, you need to inform one of the adults in the house. You can't monitor your children at all times.

1602 days ago
150.

shelle    

THE FOCUS NEEDS TO BE ON PROTECTING OUR CHILDREN ALL CHILDREN EVERYWHERE NOT JUST MESSED UP CALIFORNIA WHERE THE GOVENATOR IS RELEASING SEX OFFENDERS AND OTHER CRIMINALS OUT OF PRISONS!! OUR FOCUS NEEDS TO BE ON HOW LAWS NEED TO BE CHANGED TO KEEP CRIMINALS BEHIND BARS DONT PUNISH THE WORKING CLASS PEOPLE!! PEOPLE HAVE PROBLEMS WITH THEIR TEENS EVERYDAY!!HE PROBABLY NEEDS PROTECTION FROM THE PERVS OUT THERE!! FOCUS ON HOW MESSED UP OUR ECONOMY IS NOT CELEBS OR THEIR KIDS!! I BELIEVE THAT IS STALKING AND WHAT THOSE POOR KIDS HAVE TO GO THROUGH WHEN "STRANGERS" APPROCH THEM AND TAKE THEIR PICTURE AND PLASTER IT ALL OVER THE MAGAZINES AND INTERNET FOR PERVS TO LOOK AT!! SHAME ON YOU!!

1602 days ago
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