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, June 28, 2008

Boyfriends...

I sometimes wonder if certain men have some sort of animal DNA breed into them. The type of DNA or whatever it is that makes animals ritually preform certain actions. Like lions, when a male lion takes over a pride it'll often kill the offspring of the previous male, before mating with the female lions and creating cubs of it's own. I only wonder this, because it seems like there are an overwhelming number of men out there that end up killing the children of their girlfriends, not all of them do- but on a case by case comparison between girlfriends killing their boyfriends offspring and boyfriends doing it, it just seems that it's a lot more common amoung men. NOT THAT ALL OF THEM DO THIS... there are some great boyfriends/stepfathers out there that actually take care of kids as if they are their own... but then we have cases like Christopher Thunborg and Kashon Scott.

Thunborg was babysitting his girlfriend's 11 month of baby in March when police say he caused " internal injuries that appeared to be caused by blunt force trauma to the abdomen," resulting in the child's death. He of course gives a story of his own:

Thunborg told police the injuries were caused when he tripped and fell while holding the baby.
    A five-day trial by jury will begin Dec. 8. Thunborg faces a third-degree felony charge of obstructing justice as well as second-degree felony child abuse homicide.

 Scott decided to beat his girlfriends 3 year old son while he was staying at her home, and again we end up with a death that resulted from ' blunt force trauma to the abdomen'. He could have faced the death penalty, but prosecutors have decided not to seek it in this case, instead he's looking at life in prison plus 30 years if convicted.

I have to wonder, is having a man in your life really so much more important than the life of your children? Because frankly, I have a hard time believing that these two scum bags could have been so wonderful in front of these mothers that neither of them seen any sign that perhaps these men weren't the type to be around kids.