Saturday, November 24, 2007

Press editorial: Children must be protected

The recent revelation of the brutal rape and murder of nine-year-old Rowan Ford of Stella and other similar incidents has spelled out the need for more diligence in protecting children, according to a Carthage Press editorial:

The responsibilities of parenthood and in fact the responsibilities of adulthood now are larger and more critical than ever before.

So all of us need to keep watching and reporting instantly to authorities any suspected threatening behavior with the potential to shatter their emotional systems and possibly even take their lives.

Meanwhile, we also need vigorous steps toward development of better diagnostic techniques on the part of every person who strives to assist emotionally and mentally malfunctioning individuals to the end that the dangers of tragedy can be reduced and hopefully soon eliminated from our experience.

Let s get to it even as we shed the tears and plan our memorials for the children already damaged or destroyed by perverted enemies.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

A cross-dressing sexual predator who attempted several times via the Internet to get who he thought was a 13 year-old girl to have sex with another girl, stated in his written confession on Nov. 23, that he "never will again induce or encourage another girl or boy ever in my life with sexual misconduct." It is difficult to understand the depth of depravity and the perverted sense of values of child molesters.