I take a dim view of child abuse. While I realize this is a fairly universal aversion, I have seen things that would curl your toes. This one is not only sick but was preventable.
Oklahoma Couple Charged With Locking Boy in Closet for Years
OKLAHOMA CITY — The mother of an Oklahoma boy who says he was locked in apartment closets over four years was charged Thursday with 29 counts of child abuse for allegedly torturing and imprisoning him.
Prosecutors allege that LaRhonda McCall, 37, and her friend, Steve Vern Hamilton, 38, beat the boy repeatedly — with "fists, bike chains, cables, extension cords, and/or boards," leaving permanent scars. Hamilton is charged with 24 counts of child abuse.
The charges also allege McCall tortured her son in various ways. She once allegedly tied him naked to a ladder and pouring sugar water over him in order to attract insects. Another time, the charges allege, she poured alcohol on him and lit it on fire, burning the boy. She also allegedly forced him to stand barefoot in the snow for more than 45 minutes.
Now for the preventable part:
McCall was convicted of second-degree manslaughter in New York in 1996 in the death of her 2-year-old daughter and served six months jail time. Prosecutors in that case alleged McCall, who then went by LaRhonda Presley, essentially starved the toddler who died in February 1995, according to a New York grand jury indictment obtained by the AP.
Six months in jail for second-degree manslaughter for starving her 2 year old child to death? WTF?
When are we going to start protecting children in this country? A woman who is capable of starving a 2 year child to death does not belong in society. She certainly does not deserve to spend only 6 months in jail so that she can then get out to have more children and torture them.
I am a firm believer in the theory that abortion is the root of a lot of this. A society that tolerates the systematic and brutal murder of children in the womb is destined to view children as less than human. When we have women's rights groups calling unborn children "parasites", or a "mass of tissue", or a "burden" then it is a natural progression to the practice of viewing children as such.
Finally, how can a society view children as an asset when our President says this:
We need to take back control of this issue. We need to treat children, unborn or born, as the miracle they are.
We need to throw these dirtbags away with the rest of the trash.