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

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Another Stepfather, another stupid mother

If an adult is arrested and convicted of child abuse, why do we allow them to go on living in the same home with children? Why do we continually allow bad people to raise BEAT children?

How do we justify our choice to "reunite" a family after abuse charges, only when that "reunion" ends like this...

Emmanuel Littles, 52, is behind bars at the Hamilton County Justice Center after he allegedly hit his 12-year-old stepson on Wednesday night with a belt wrapped in duct tape, police said.

The boy had welts on his arms, legs, head after Littles allegedly finished "hitting him in the groin with the belt and grabbing him by the groin until the child's groin was swollen, discolored and bled," according to a court document.

The boy in this case had to walk to a relatives house, and his mother had also been arrested and charged. I will never, never in my life understand how a parent can stand back and allow their children to be hurt. Stepfather Accused Of Beating Boy's Groin With Belt - Yahoo! News


homesweethome said...

That goes beyond abuse, that is torture! And the worst part is, that is not his first conviction.
I just cannot understand any mother who sits by and watches their beloved child being abused and tortured. As far as I am concerned, the mother should recieve charges equal to the the stepfather's, even if she did not actively particpate in the abuse. She sat by and allowed it to happen!