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10.16.2007

Monsters in the closet

I have a friend whose very bright son is scared aliens are going to abduct him. He refuses to sleep alone and doesn't want to go to sleep at night without one of his parents nearby. He believed a classmate who claimed to have been abducted while sleeping after he read some alien book.

My friend is struggling to help her son get over this fear of something that won't ever happen. It is really hard for her to handle and watch.

Dealing with make-believe monsters in the world can be hard. But, it is almost impossible for me to wrap my mind around the real-life monsters in the world and what they do to children.

It isn't much consolation, but a monster named Lamont Hunter was sentenced to death for the sexual abuse, torture and murder of his girlfriend's 3-year-old son. Then, there is Harrel Franklin Braddy. This asshole got angry with a woman and kidnapped her and her daughter. He
dropped off the 5-year-old girl in an area called Alligator Alley, where she was killed by gators. Thankfully, Braddy was sentenced to die, too.

The world can be a really scary place. I don't know what more I can say.

1 Comments:

  • At 8:35 AM, October 17, 2007, Anonymous Momilies said…

    Our local monster/demon is Michael Devlin, who kidnapped and held captive a boy for more than 4 years while sexually abusing him and videotaping it. He then abducted another boy and was caught 4 days later. Both boys are still alive and back with their families, but what a price they have paid. He was just sentenced to more than 20 life terms to be served consecutively.

    Our local prosecutors have lamented the fact that there is no bigger punishment that can be given to offenders like Devlin, who doesn't deserve to breathe another breath, as far as I'm concerned.

     

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