Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Why I Shouldn't Watch the News

Some kid in the Bronx who turns two tomorrow was put in scalding bathwater by his mother's boyfriend. To make things worse, the mother waited six days before bringing him to the hospital, so all of his burns are infected now. Can someone explain to me why people like this can't just be put against the wall and shot?

5 comments:

kg said...

or better yet, set those ignorant folks in scalding hot bathwater and wait six days before they receive medical care. burns are awful. that's an awful story, made worse by the fact that it was a crime against a child. agree with you totally.

Ian T. said...

Stepfathers are a top cause of homicide to children, particularly boys, and often the mothers are complicit in this - sad but true.

And yes, people who do this to kids should be shot.

merlinprincesse said...

I don't think that killing him is a solution (remember, I'm Canadian)...Education, prevention... Maybe I'm an idealist, Tony... I think those people are most of the time not very intelligent...Living in poverty and ignorance. Anyway (you know I'm Buddhist) he will pay some day in some way... Violence is NOT the answer to violence dear!

Tony LaRocca said...

Princesse, I don't think you're an idealist. However, I don't think people's income/ educational levels really have that much to do with it. There are plenty of poor & uneducated people who don't torture or kill their children (or anyone else's for that matter.)

HARDWAX said...

Kinda wish I hadn't read that, horrendous. Whatever the law can throw at him and mother, won't be enough.