The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil,
but because of those who look on and do nothing.

~~~ Albert Einstein

Sunday, July 24, 2005

Samantha Runnion

In California today, a judge handed down the death sentence for the monstrous predator who kidnapped, sexually molested and asphyxiated 5 year old Samantha Runnion, who was snatched from an alley near her family's Stanton, California condominium complex on July 15, 2002.. Her mother's victim impact statement was one of the most heart breaking things I have ever heard. My heart goes out to Samantha's family, and the story only intensifies my anger toward those who allowed this man to walk free for so long. It is time for the laws to change. It is time that we demand that the federal government, along with our state governments form laws and enforce them that will keep these predators far away from our children. Too many of these cases are happening every day. We have to be able to protect the innocent from these would be monsters.