I have been waiting for news about Alanna Gallagher, and now I know her name.
Her body was found bound and nearly naked in a tarp dumped on a suburban street.
The children who found her thought she was discarded trash.
The person who did this to her treated her like garbage. Worse than garbage.
Her name and precious little face add further dimensions to a brutal murder. I am grateful that there is a reward for information and I am grateful that the FBI is involved, but I have to raise my usual lament–
A beautiful child was tortured and murdered and she is not news to you, to us, to our country.
The truth is our country is accustomed to the brutal murders of children. What’s one more?
What’s one more to you?
You gonna do something about it? Are the women of Texas? Is Wendy Davis?
When one human life is devalued, so are all the rest.