Posts Tagged ‘beaten’

Monday Nov. 28, 2011 an Atlanta woman attacked her own two children – one of them with deadly results. The woman’s 8-year-old boy was beaten and thrown out of a window, but the brave youngster managed to run to a neighbor’s house where the police were contacted. Unfortunately, his 4-year-old sister was still in the home. By the time police arrived the mother had already managed to stab her daughter to death. The woman was subsequently shot and killed by the responding officer. Get the full story at 11alive.com.

“Safety and security don’t just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear.” Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa

What manner of evil rules the mind that turns its murderous rage against the most helpless members of our society? What now for that innocent boy who has lost not only his sister but his mother as well to an indescribable madness of the soul? One can only hope he finds a way to overcome the trauma and pain this tragedy has surely writ into his heart.

A little boy in Chicago was beaten to death on his 4th birthday by his mother’s boyfriend. They have the man in custody, and he has been described by others as “antisocial”. Read about it here. (The story includes a video.) Nothing, and I mean nothing, pisses me off like violence against children. Right now I’m too worked up to write anything more, but I will return to this issue later.

Update Dec. 2, 2011

Read about developments in this case at My Fox Chicago.

A 79 year old woman who was mugged and beaten for her purse in Manchester England passed away the following day. She also happened to have her dead husband’s ashes in that purse, and they were lost as well. Two teens, aged 14 and 17, have been held for questioning in connection with the assault. Read more about it here. The whole thing is very sad.