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



Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Mohammed Al Hamdani,

Mohammed Al Hamdani may not be a big fan of people who give their young kids cell phones, especially cell phones that are capable of snapping his photo.

Police say that Hamdani attempted to abduct an 11 year old girl by luring her to his vehicle when she pulled out her camera phone and snapped a photo of him before running away. The girl then took the photo to police, who distributed the photo to the community.

I've seen the little kids out and running around with cell phones, and never been a huge fan of the idea- mostly because I think it provides a false sense of security to parents who believe that tossing a cell phone at a child constitutes 'keeping an eye on them'. In truth, had this child had an adult with her instead of a cell phone, it's unlikely she would have even been approached. But, I will give her complete credit for some fast thinking- she likely did something few adults would have had the mind to do.