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September 20th, 2002

Violence Against Children

Last night, while watching the news, an interesting teaser came on the screen. It depicted a woman with a giant SUV, in a parking lot, ushering her small child into the back seat. Before doing so, she looked around – her head turned left, and then right. She then… “We’ll give you the full details after this break!”

As it turns out, she proceeded to violently beat this child. Right there, in the back seat of their Sequoia, in a parking lot in northern Indiana. It made me cringe – she was clearly beating this child on her head, and was possibly driving her head into the hard backing of the front seats.

The entire story, with video, is available online.

Things like this really make me upset. I do understand that there is a lot of violence taking place against children throughout the globe, but for all we know, this woman might’ve beaten up her child because Kohl’s didn’t accept an item they were returning. Absolutely ridiculous.

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FROM: Ryan
DATE: Friday September 20, 2002 -- 9:21:38 am
My God, that's just awful. What could drive a parent (or any adult) to act like that? Screw violence in the media, violence like that is what breeds more violence...



FROM: Chris [E-Mail]
DATE: Friday September 20, 2002 -- 10:53:38 am
I saw that on the news last night too. Even worse, her family is covering for her, claiming they don't know where she or the child is.

When they catch her, I hope they throw her ass in jail for a while, and sterilize her. People that abuse children should lose their ability to reproduce.



FROM: Patrick
DATE: Friday September 20, 2002 -- 12:50:02 pm
To add to Chris' thoughts --

...and take the kid away, put her in a good home (with this much coverage, there are probably ten thousand good families across the country willing to take in this child) and slap a restraining order on the mother until the kid turns 18.



FROM: teeinep
DATE: Friday September 20, 2002 -- 1:16:10 pm
My guess is the woman is also a professional shoplifter who got caught trying to turn the booty into cash at Kohls. That's probably why Kohls asked her and her accomplice to leave. She's a low-life punk.

I hope someone can come to the little girl's defense.



FROM: Ryan
DATE: Friday September 20, 2002 -- 1:37:11 pm
Apparently the mother is an Irish Traveller... an interesting twist to this disturbing story.



FROM: jk
DATE: Friday September 20, 2002 -- 11:25:44 pm
I would like to quit my job and be employed as the Woman Who Decides Who May and May Not Reproduce. I work for a clothing store where on a daily basis, there are women trying to steal baby clothing. Something about my Code of Conduct prevents me from yelling "Why didn't you steal CONDOMS!!!??" at them.



FROM: teeinep
DATE: Saturday September 21, 2002 -- 2:02:20 pm
If you can't feed 'em, don't breed 'em.



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