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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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31.

janicebyrne01    

Katherine is obviously NOT in control in that house. Her first duty is to carry out Michael's wishes and look after, care and protect his children. No wonder Michael didn't want anything to do with his siblings. They're ALL out to live off Michael....as always. They're all adults now and should move out and take their kids with them. Leave Katherine alone with Michael's three children. Surely then she'll be able to cope. I think there's a lot of jealousy against Michael's children just as there was a lot of jealousy against Michael by his siblings. Michael ALWAYS protected his children at all times and Katherine MUST do the same.

1674 days ago
32.

leah    

Everyone likes to accuse Murray for having so many children and baby mamas, when in fact Jermaine's and then Randy's behavior in this field isn't much different.
At least Murray isn't sending his supporters on the TMZ board to bash his baby mamas, like some people did yesterday with Alejandra. As if she was the only person guilty for sharing the 2 men and their various children!

1674 days ago
33.

leah    

27. Some of you people are just plain stupid Debbie Rowe cannot get the kids because she sold them in the first place what kind of mother does that

Posted at 8:17AM on Mar 3rd 2010 by Leslie
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Sorry, but when you accuse a seller, you have to accuse the buyer as well. Nobody forced Michael Jackson to buy the babies. "What kind of mother does that..." - so what kind of father does that?

Not that I accuse any of them. I'm glad she had the babies and I'm glad Michael enjoyed to be their father. So what if some money were involved?

1674 days ago
34.

Melanie    

All of this over a stun gun? Or is it a Jackson phenomenon? What about the kids who buy real ammunition over the internet, then go on to kill their classmates? A stun gun? Please leave that family alone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They have suffered the greatest loss of all. The loss of a son, and a father. Let these people get on with their lives. I just cant help but believe that this is racially motivated. Sybil Shephards son was caught stealing things from others on a flight, and not so much as a one line story. Please go find some real news to report. And how did the leak come out? Always something bad, not anything good. Love to the Jackson family.

1674 days ago
35.

Missy    

27. Some of you people are just plain stupid Debbie Rowe cannot get the kids because she sold them in the first place what kind of mother does that and further more what would happen to Blanket? he is not her kid. The children needs to stay together with their grandma what needs to happen is for Jermaine to get his kids out of there. Katherine is only responsible for raising Micheal's kids because he is dead. Last time I checked Jermaine was alive and well and publicity wh.&ring.

Posted at 8:17AM on Mar 3rd 2010 by Leslie


I agree! Those children are Jackson's and they should stay with Katherine. The only reason they are living with their grandmother is because their dad passed away,but Jermaine is alive and Jermaine's children should be sent to live with him. Debbie doesn't want the children,she has said so many times.


1674 days ago
36.

myra    

Why isn't Jermaine taken care of his own children? Why are his children living with his mom? He has his own home he should take responsibility and raise his own children and not depend on his mother. She has her hands full. Jermaine you need to grow up and take your children and raise them yourself. No wonder Katherine needed more money. She's raising his children as well so Michael has to supply the fund for his kids as well. Jermaine take control and grow up take your kids and raise them be a man. You so much want to be like Michael will then raise your kids.

1674 days ago
37.

kicksandgiggles    

Give this kid a solid a$$ whipping and send his butt home where he belongs!!! I agree with "Tina".

1674 days ago
38.

janalal4    

All of this over a stun gun? Or is it a Jackson phenomenon? What about the kids who buy real ammunition over the internet, then go on to kill their classmates? A stun gun? Please leave that family alone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They have suffered the greatest loss of all. The loss of a son, and a father. Let these people get on with their lives. I just cant help but believe that this is racially motivated. Sybil Shephards son was caught stealing things from others on a flight, and not so much as a one line story. Please go find some real news to report. And how did the leak come out? Always something bad, not anything good. Love to the Jackson family.

Posted at 8:32AM on Mar 3rd 2010 by melliemel



Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2010/03/03/michael-jackson-investigation-stun-gun-dcfs-jermaine-jaafar-blanket-prince-encino-dcfs-child-services/3#comments#ixzz0h7WMr6AY

Could it be the kids that buy 'real ammunition' & go on to 'kill their classmates' start out by buying things like stun guns online?? Anybody who doesn't think this warrants a DCFS investigation must have been raised to think a lot differently than I was. If they love this Jaffar, then they will make sure he pays the maximum consequence for his actions & get his some 'help' quick! No good ever comes from allowing a child to get away with dangerous behavior such as this & chalking it up to 'kids will be kids'. Turn around one day & find that your 'kid' is a now a man with a prison number.

1674 days ago
39.

Adi    

"including Michael ............... and the plan yesterday was to come back today as well."

Ohhhhhhhhhh really?

mmmmmmm.... hope so

LOVIN' it TMZ...... :)

he he he... RBTL, RBTL, RBTL

With the L.O.V.E
xxx



1674 days ago
40.

evi    

#36. Debbie Rowe has no connection with those kids at all these children just lost their parent and is now adjusting with their grandma why should they be uprooted again and sent to live with a stranger? That would traumatise them even more what is needed is stability for those kids. DCFS also needs to order Jermaine Jackson to take his kids to live with him.

1674 days ago
41.

Miss MJ    

LEAVE THE JACKSON FAMILY ALONE ALREADY! As always with the LAPD and the Jacksons, it's OVERKILL. ENOUGH.

1674 days ago
42.

Detroit    

Jaafar Jackson needs his little a** whooped and poppa joe should be the one to tag that a**.

1674 days ago
43.

capt andy    

they need to call in joe and have him put a whupping on those kids..spare the rod spoil the child i always say..espeically gerimanes kid who hates wackos kids..he needs to be whupped like a red headed step child..and i also read that he ordered a mac10 and a 9 mm handgun..where are those weapons..come on joe the kids need your special kind of loving..you know those kids are going crazy ,,im sure michael jackson is trying to digg his way to that home to rescue his kids

1674 days ago
44.

MiMi    

Yes, Katherine does have her hands full and although she does have help, I think it is terrible that she is expected to also watch over all her other sons children. But then it seems she has been taken advantage of over the years in regards to this so why would anything change now?

As far as security, someone should definitely be held accountable for not intercepting the package in the first place.

What I find most interesting is that a person called and reported this to the authorities. I am wondering just who would do that and why?

1674 days ago
45.

Inma    

Probably no one likes what I think!

I feel that the interest of Jermaine about Michael´s children, are not the feelings, the distress of children, i think is a monetary guarantee for Jermaine future and their descendants, hope I'm wrong!

THANK YOU MICHAEL!
ILYM :`(

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