My heart is broken by the brutal death of a little girl who had already been the victim of sexual assault. However I am angered by two ideas folded into HER TRAGIC AND AVOIDABLE murder. Once again the justice system had identified this man as a predator but NOT ENOUGH was done to protect children.
The second idea is more appalling. when I have looked at articles about this story it seemed unusual that the tags were “troubled girl with problems” austensibly just because of poverty related proximity to sexual predators and a previous case of sexual victimization–the description of her which strkes me as offensive.
She is a child murder victim not “damaged goods.”
But then I am crazy enough to think drug dealers should be prosecuted for crimes against other drug dealers, DSK should have been prosecuted for attacking a chambermaid even if she had nefarious friends and we should not protect criminals instead of children.
We recently ended our association with a community group because a man who visits the group meetings confessed to viewing violent child pornography and the group has done nothing to pressure the man to get psych help or limit his access to children. I can’t get past the offensiveness of unreported child pornography.
I just met a woman from the group who defended the man by arguing that he is pursuing a career in the health sciences. She told me he must be okay precisely because he still attends the group and the leaders have done nothing.