Pretty much ties it all together in a dirty #AntiChild knot. What is “NOT” surprising is the fact that Dennis Hastert and Jerry Sandusky was big-buddy Child Predators, right along with so many big names like Ed Savitz from PA, philanthropist Samuel Rappaport (Democratic member of the PA House of Representatives), Lawrence Scott Ward (in prison for Child Porn), former DNC Chair, Ed Rendell, and even a Podesta (not surprised, shame on you Hillary AND BILL)….
It’s real easy to see why OUR LAW MAKERS SAID NOTHING as every chance at a normal childhood, along with their rights, was taken from Our Children, while being given to the perverse. EQUAL JUSTICE???? The “have-nots” draw sentences in the 2 and 3 digit range, while the “SEWER RATS” use their revolving door card.
Chicago – A few pages after yet another story about the latest in the Harvey Weinstein saga, I read a Tribune editorial entitled: “The toughest job in state government,” and came upon a paragraph that reduced me nearly to tears.
It read: “The mother of a 2-year-old toddler from Charleston allegedly left him alone for days in a playpen with two peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwiches and a bottle of vitamin water with a small hole pricked in the top. He was discovered days later, dead from dehydration and starvation or a combination, according to the medical examiner.”
While the Dec. 19 Tribune editorial focused on the problems within the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, child abuse problems in America are pandemic.
The latest 2015 Child Maltreatment Report from The Children’s Bureau was published in January 2017. The CB report “shows an increase in child abuse referrals from 3.6 million to 4 million. The number of children involved subsequently increased to 7.2 million from 6.6 million,” according to the American Society for the Positive Care of Children. “The report also indicates an increase in child deaths from abuse and neglect to 1,670 in 2015, up from 1,580 in 2014. Some reports estimate child abuse fatalities at 1,740 or even higher. The United States has one of the worst records among industrialized nations – losing on average almost five children every day to child abuse and neglect.”
It got me to thinking. Is child abuse getting its proper coverage in the media and attention from officials? Or is it being shoved aside because it doesn’t wear a celebrity face and status?
I cannot know the trauma caused by sexual harassment. But I do know it can be survived. A child’s maltreatment and death, however, cannot.
— Jim Dudas, Naperville
Amber Alert out of Houston cancelled,
baby found, arrest made for murder
HOUSTON, TX – Two days after issuing an AMBER Alert, Houston police announced a six-week-old baby was found safe and arrest was made in the murder of the baby’s mother.
Baby Shamali Flores was found early Thursday morning and appears to be unharmed. Authorities say a woman who recently suffered a miscarriage fatally stabbed the baby’s mom at a Houston apartment and abducted her newborn daughter.
Police Chief Art Acevedo said at a news conference Thursday that 28-year-old Erika Miranda-Alvarez is charged with capital murder in the death of 33-year-old Carolina Flores. Acevedo says Miranda-Alvarez knew Flores, who was killed Tuesday.
He says Miranda-Alvarez hid her miscarriage from family members and was claiming that she had just returned this week from the hospital after giving birth.
He says investigators were at a southwest Houston apartment complex early Thursday when they happened to spot a couple holding a baby. They questioned the couple and determined that Miranda-Alvarez was holding 6-week-old Shamali Flores, who was unharmed.
The suspect’s boyfriend has not been charged and Acevedo says it appears he wasn’t aware of the miscarriage.
SAN ANTONIO, TX – The child who was the subject of an AMBER Alert on Monday night was found safely in La Grange, more than 90 miles east of San Antonio.
San Antonio police spent nearly two hours looking for a 3-year-old child who was in a car that was stolen on the city’s West Side.
Josue Gonzalez, 3,
who was last seen in the backseat of a 1998 dark green Ford Mustang convertible.
Gonzalez is 2 feet tall and weighs 32 pounds. He has brown hair, brown eyes, and last seen wearing a pink/red shirt with gray collars, cut off jean shorts and blue and brown Sperry shoes.
A man has been arrested, police said.
The suspect was driving a dark green 1998 Mustang with a Texas license plate number DD2P676. The car has a ripped black convertible top, front left damage, right tail light out, back glass falling out and a portable gas tank visible.
The child’s mother said Gonzalez was asleep in the backseat of the stolen vehicle, police said. She left the child in the car with it running while she went inside to pick up her boyfriend.