Feb 12, 2010

non stranger danger

This week I tried to watch an Oprah episode where she interviewed convicted child molesters (click here). Couldn't do it. But before I switched I noted something. In the two cases I stuck around to listen to, one offender was an older man whom the victim thought of as a grandfather figure, and the second was the child's FATHER (he had custody of daughter after divorce). I wanted to learn, yes, but this was one of those cases where I just couldn't deal.

Then, this morning on Good Morning America, I saw an interview of the mother whose daughter was kidnapped last fall and found dead two days later (click here). The 'person of interest' in the case is a former neighbor.

Seems like strangers aren't the only people to be wary of and that's sad and disturbing. Is there no respect of person anymore?

"One should rather die than be betrayed. There is no deceit in death. It delivers precisely what it has promised. Betrayal, though ... betrayal is the willful slaughter of hope."
Steven Deitz


  1. It's so sad and scary. I just think that people are, generally speaking, (and to quote 'Scrubs'), "bastard-coated bastards with a creamy bastard center". I am joking... like 50%

  2. It is worrisome and very disappointing, our society's current state of affairs. Children are supposed to be an international treasure.

  3. This just makes me so sad. It's like you can't trust anyone anymore.