Bless the little children
WARNING! MATURE CONTENT AHEAD!
This is almost too sad to write about, but I do believe strongly in the protection of children. And this story, though heartbreaking, should send a clear message to all: we need to take care of our kids.
In Camden, New Jersey, a 12-year-old girl celebrated her birthday in gruesome fashion: she had her throat slashed by a knife-wielding madman. Her 6-year-old brother was killed in similar fashion, but she may still survive. I would appreciate those of you who pray to send some prayers her way.
This comes a few weeks after another grisly murder in Camden, and I apologize for the graphic nature of what I’m preparing to write. Late last month, a young mother decapitated her 2-year-old son, put his head in the fridge and then killed herself, presumably with the same knife.
I honestly don’t know what to make of these horrifying events, other than to say that they scare the hell out of me. Trust me, I’m not naive. I know there are as many good people out there as there are complete whack jobs. And I adjust myself accordingly, mind you.
It is the random and senseless nature of these heinous crimes that bothers me the most. In one case, a mother does something I consider unthinkable; in the other, a stranger unleashes his PCP and pot-fueled fury on unsuspecting children. What would possess someone to do these things, you ask? I have no idea. But I do know this:
We need to watch out for the little ones… now more than ever.
Posted on September 5, 2012, in Perspectives and tagged Camden New Jersey, children, current-events, Family, murder, musings, New Jersey, news, Parenting, PCP, perspectives. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.