Child Abuse in the News

by JWC
(British Columbia, Canada)

The following are captured from recent child abuse headlines:

  1. Lancing, Tennessee couple face child abuse charges when their 7-week-old daughter was found lying next to their car on an Interstate 40 ramp.

  2. Manatee County Sheriff's Office report arresting a man for giving a 6-year-old boy a beer and then threw him against a wall.

  3. Salt Lake City: a 9-year-old boy was murdered by being put in a trash can filled with ice water.

  4. Largo, Florida parents were found unconscious due to drunkenness in a car with their 1-month-old baby in the back seat. The car was still running.

Okay people, when do we say enough is enough and take steps to stop this abuse? These are only a few of the current child abuse headlines in the news. It is time for stronger sentences.

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Oct 02, 2007
Here here!
by: Darlene Barriere

I couldn't agree more; tougher sentences are required. Whether or not it would be a deterrent for others, at the very least, it would make the people who committed these horrid acts a lot more accountable for their actions.

Darlene Barriere
Violence & Abuse Prevention Educator
Author: On My Own Terms, A Memoir

Oct 02, 2007
I Agree
by: Carole

I agree. Enough is enough. And until we give heavier and longer sentences for child abuse I am afraid the abuse will not be stopped.

Oct 02, 2007
by: Anonymous

GO DARLENE!!!!! 1000's of people read this, and that would be the first few steps

Oct 02, 2007
A stronger outcry
by: Steph

Yes, a stronger and more forceful voice is needed to stop this. How can it be done? There are billboards everywhere pleading the public to report abuse. Do people actually report it? What happens once abuse is reported to the authorities? I wonder how many reports were made before these children were in these predicaments? All too often social services fails, the legal system fails to prevent major bodily harm or death. Protocol regarding investigations needs to improve as well as investigator training.

Jan 12, 2008
God help us
by: Andrea

My heart goes out to these babies, all of these children! As soon as I figure out how to help stop child abuse I am doing it and I will have my precious children help me, because I know everyone can make a difference and start saving lives even if it's one by one. So many children are tortured and killed.... I almost can't believe it. I pray for every soul lost to child abuse, at least their suffering is over.

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