It's still working like a charm to harm unity amongst Americans, see?<br>-----<br>Dad Convicted of Making Son Sell Drugs<br>By BILL BERGSTROM<br><br>PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A man was convicted of child endangerment and drug trafficking after his 12-year-old son testified that he forced him to deal drugs at an abandoned house, even making him carry a gun.<br><br>Edward Sheed Sr., 38, was also convicted by a judge Monday of corrupting the morals of a minor and firearms violations. He faces at least 30 years in prison when he is sentenced next month.<br><br>Edward Sheed Jr. testified Monday that in the summer of 2002, when he was 11, his father took him to help sell crack cocaine almost every day. He said he was scared to refuse because his father threatened to hit him.<br><br>``He was big and he had a mean face,'' Edward Jr. said.<br><br>The boy, who walked into a police station in September 2002 to report his father, testified in a low, steady voice as his father watched expressionless.<br><br>Edward Jr. said his father, then a resident at a halfway house, would come to his home and tell his mother they were going to work on remodeling a house.<br><br>``We'd get in the car and he would say, `hold this,''' Edward Jr. said. He said his father would hand him a bag of pink, yellow and black packets of ``white pieces ... like rock, little pebbles.'' Twice his father handed him a small handgun to carry, he said.<br><br>At the abandoned house, he said, buyers would make deals with his father, then come to him for the drug. ``I would go in the alleyway and get it out of my pocket,'' Edward Jr. said. ``They would smoke it on the next step.''<br><br>Edward Jr. said his father told him if he wasn't ``sneaky'' enough about slipping people the drugs, ``he'd hit me on the side of the head.'' The boy said after he went to police, narcotics officers drove him past the house and he pointed out his father. Narcotics officers testified that they arrested Sheed after he sold crack cocaine to a police informant.<br><br>Sheed's attorney, Jay Gottlieb, presented no testimony but noted that the boy said he had been kicked out of school the day he went to police, suggesting he was afraid of being punished and decided to get his father in trouble.<br><br>The boy is now under Department of Human Services supervision in an institution for children, prosecutor Christina Pinto said. <br><br>Started, when? Some humans contracted a money/machine fetish and a heritage of racist hate.
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