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Why I hate reading the news

Here is a small sampling of sad and sick news stories I have read over the past few months. I’m also posting the comments that went with these posts, so feel free to join in the conversation.

Jan 16
Here’s the story. Here are the questions I have.

  • Exactly what kind of maximum security facility did they put this child in?
  • Is it indeed possible that a jury of adults convicted him of this crime?
  • What must he have said or done that would make them forget he was a child?
  • What kind of adult can he possibly be having spent so much of his young life locked up?
  • He doesn’t really know any other kind of life. What motivation does he have to stay outside?
  • Where were his parents 10 years ago?

Jan 17

Here’s the story.

What kind of stupid idiot thinks it’s suitable punishment to shoot his kid? Because he didn’t want to “whoop” him? You stupid moron.
And this: ” ‘That’s my biggest fear that my kids might be taken away from me,’ Henderson said.” Ummm, d’uh.

You are just felony stupid, and they ought to shoot you. Once a day for the next 30 years.

Feb 5
This story is appalling. It is nigh unto unbelievable except that the whole thing was captured by the video cam in the patrol car. The officers in question ignored the pleas of this miscarrying mother, and then mocked her. There is absolutely no punishment that man can hand out that would be enough. None. The absolute horror of what this woman went through is enough to make a sane person vomit. The fact that it was perpetrated by those sworn to protect and to serve make it most egregiously heinous. The fact that they are still on the job is enough to make one weep.

Feb 9
Some people just don’t deserve to go on breathing, and this is just such a case. Read the story here. If I was this mans judge and jury, I would do to him exactly what he did to this baby. As it is, I can only hope that he *doesn’t* get the death penalty for this, because lethal injection is just too nice, and not sufficient punishment. Unless of course, he’s unrepentant, and it’s just not nice to pray for someone to go to hell.

And the update says he’s also been accused of sexual abuse of another child. Nice, really nice.

March 6
This story will rip your heart out. I can’t even rant, because there is no one left to rant against. One can only hope that when he hit eternity he realized *exactly* what he had done. This is just unbelievably sad.

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