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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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63. Black kids threatening white kids with a weapon? What a shock.

MJ's kids need to be taken out of there, Katherine has no control whatsoever with Jerlame's thugs.

Posted at 9:37AM on Mar 3rd 2010 by tyler

@ TMZ... letting this racist, stereotypical, generalised tripe on this forum is NOT OK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Makes your site sink as low as the person who has written it.

Hope you are proud Harvey.

1661 days ago

don't trust 'em    

best bet that the Jacksons Family will remove the one who called the tip in to DCFS, they will see it as a betrayal to the Family. they possibly will remove Jaafar temporarily until the DCFS will see it "fit" to ensure protection of the children in the household.
you can see there are alot of supervisions everywhere ie: the Guards, the Nannies, etc...more than a normal Family could ever have. that is why the Guard seized the taser gun, which they did a good job. but one needs to think how Jaafar purchased the taser gun "online" which requires mostly a "credit card purchase". but it can be easily used by the credit card numbers.
Anyways, DCFS are going to stick a Family Service Plan for Katherine to follow through to ensure none of this will happen again. A Family Service Plan usually will show: Do not allow Jaafar near the children, do not allow Jaafar to purchase any kind of weapons on line, blah blah, and so forth. possibly stick "Counselling" on Jaafar. Possibly stick "supervision" on Jaafar in the Family Service Plan. It's an agreement between DCFS and Katherine that it will not happen again. If She were to break the agreement, DCFS will use the Family SErvice Plan to remove possibly ALL Children from her household. That is how DCFS works.

1661 days ago


It's all very disappointing. It's clear the "Jackson cousins" need to "SUPERVISED" at all times. Also, OMAR, Nanny Grace need to watch over the MJ3 it's clear Katherine has her hands full. "STEP UP OMAR", MJ3 need your support!


1661 days ago


Harvey, Isn't there someone in a bikini somewhere picking a wedgie out of their ass? Leave the Jacksons alone already.

1661 days ago


I'll bet Prince or Paris were frightened and called police, bet we never hear the 911 call. How sad for those 3 kids to be living in fear every day in that house, Grandma never was able to protect any of her kids so how could she now. What is the matter with the court, giving this old woman those kids, especially with the other kids living there too.

1661 days ago


67. 63. Black kids threatening white kids with a weapon? What a shock.

MJ's kids need to be taken out of there, Katherine has no control whatsoever with Jerlame's thugs.

Posted at 9:37AM on Mar 3rd 2010 by tyler

@ TMZ... letting this racist, stereotypical, generalised tripe on this forum is NOT OK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Makes your site sink as low as the person who has written it.

Hope you are proud Harvey.

Posted at 9:44AM on Mar 3rd 2010 by OZ

Have to agree with you Oz!

1661 days ago


Why are Jermaine's kids living there in the first place. Gr8 job Jermaine on making Katherine's custody of MJ kids up in the air!!!!!!

1661 days ago

He Needed Help    

This is all so sad. The Jacksons being targeted again why do people have to talk about race with all MJ articles? Please remember that it was a white woman who sold her children to a black man. And white women who got dogged out by Tiger Woods. What are the parents teaching the little white girls about self respect! I hope that all continues to go well for the Jackson family and the kids. The kids need a little more attention when on the internet and ordering things. Watch the kids a little closer Kate.Or your family will continue to live in the American media hell!

1661 days ago

Chief Hater    

@Illinois person
What did the supreme court say about obsenity? They know it when they see it.
I have been around long enough to know racist attitudes when I SEE it! We don't live in a post racial world.
I can pick WHAT ever screen name I want. Someone named Honey Love just loves people! NONSENSE.
Let's talk about slinging mud and stick to the topic. Do you think if Jaafar wasn't black he would have been called a THUG? Do you think if the Jacksons weren't black that they would be called ghetto? If your answer is no then you don't live on planet earth.
I could care less about who get's what money and Debbie Rowe DOESN'T WANT HER CHILDREN. Get that into your head!
I explained why I don't come to places like this because of the white hoods that always seem to appear. Any time a story of someone of color comes out the sterotypical names come out like THUG. Address that boo!

1661 days ago


"Many are quick to scoff when Jackson's fans speak of a media conspiracy to destroy the star's reputation and I used to scoff with them. As a member of the industry I prefer not to think of it as sinister and conspiratorial, but I find it increasingly difficult to explain away the bias with which Jackson is treated."

Michael Jackson: It's Time For Outlets to Take Responsibility in Covering the Rock Star

1661 days ago

kathy 40    

People, this is TMZ remember?No.1 MJ trashers, just blowing things out of proportion again. Just to keep the "MJ haters" on this blog happy, these people just won't get a life. They are so pathetic. Having said this, I think JERMIANE and his wife no.xxxx should stop all this globetrotting, enjoying the spotlights that used to belong to MJ. Right now they are in Holland. Jermaine is on the jury of a program named MOVE LIKE MICHAEL JACKSON. He is all over the place and especially IN YOUR FACE. Michael Jackson took his children wherever he went. He would NEVER EVER leave them at home. MJ was against GUNS. He never had one.Poor Angel must be turning in his grave.

1661 days ago

don't trust 'em    

If Katherine were to die, she needs to make a back up plan to take care of MJ3 Kids...possibly what it already written in MJ's Will....they go to Diana Ross as a caregiver which makes most sense.
But for NOW, Katherine needs to make sure nothing happens in her house since DCFS had stepped in. I am sure there are Camera Surveillance System everywhere and Guards will keep a close eye. Nanny needs to step up supervision. All of these will be disclosed in the Family Service Plan. That is why it took so long (6 hours) because DCFS wants to determine whose Employees to take care of these children and put them all in a Family Service Plan which is much more complicated, because usually a Family Service Plan consists between the Parents or Caregivers and DCFS. But in this case, it involves Employees in the household which complicates the case further. I would not trust DCFS either. but if I was Katherine, I would ensure that this will not happen again and next time refer DCFS to Lawyers because they hate Lawyers. it's so easy to trip up parents with threats, and so forth, they make up lies and stuff just to make a buck. it's all about money. Nothing good comes from DCFS either.
Katherine probably ticked that she has to follow a Family Service Plan now! which means it gives DCFS the power to monitor them UP TO A YEAR!!!

1661 days ago

don't trust 'em    

if you want to know how DCFS actually WORKS, you won't like it.
go to:

and go to "youtube" and type in DCFS or Children's Aid, you will hear horror stories from parents/caregivers who went through hell with DCFS.

Once Katherine or the Jacksons Family/Employees sign the Family Service Plan, it opens the DOOR for DCFS to monitor THEM for long time coming, most cases up to a YEAR! That is why I would let Katherine's Lawyer take care of it. It's the best way to come to an agreement that this will NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN!! Which means Katherine needs to do everything in her POWER to ensure protection to ALL OF HER GRANDCHILDREN!!

I heard of another "normal family case" where there's Guns involved, the Child in question was removed from the household to her Father's and would not come back between 6 months to a year. That is how it works. I am surprised they haven't removed Jaafar yet, because if that was a normal family case, they would remove the children immediately if the guns were involved. and the Family has to agree to a Family Service Plan and COMPLETE IT, before the child can be returned to the household. That is how DCFS operates.

1661 days ago


What a bunch of hypocrites.
You guys want them to whoop Jaafars @ss but it's not okay for Joe to whoop Michael's @ss.

1661 days ago


@just the facts. So whites are such angels they don't commit crimes, they take care of their children, do not shoot other children, do not molest children, do not rape or steal . It is so perfect to be white wow. All other races should wish they were white because they don't kill each other. (snicker)

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