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I have this as a Parenting Debate yet it's so much more. To those who don't know her Mary Bell was a young British girl who grew up in the 1960's. Her home was a dirty one room flat on Whitehouse street in the slum of a growing British providence.
Mary was known for her striking blue eyes and her devious temper on the playground. At 11 she took on four girls, nearly strangling one. The police report did not contain the full story as the victim was afraid of Mary getting back at her for it. Another report was of a small boy comming home bloodied and broken by Mary.
Marys teachers, neighbors & other relatives knew of her behaviors from the start. The head of her school suspecting her insanity long before anything was done. They knew about her family life. Of course it was no secret.
Mrs. Bell was a known prostitute. She had hated Mary from birth & had tried to get rid of her multiple times, almost succeeding once but family brought Mary back. After that Mrs. Bell refused even family offers to take the girl. Instead Mary and her siblings, a brother and sister were left alone sometimes Weeks at a time.
During that time it's recorded that Mary had multiple poison overdoses. Causing severe brain
. Mrs. Bell was reported to be into sadomasochism. Marys childhood was filled with abuse from her unstable mother, views of what her mother did with men and was herself sold to these men by her mother.
Mr.Bell was no more than a theif and thug. He cared for the children in his own way. He also was gone more than his share of the time. He often did business in the home. Soon all of this sadistic, demoralized, lawless, world became the norm for Little Mary.
At 11 Mary took a 4 year old boy into a building and slowly strangled him with her hands, leaving no bruises or broken bones because she was so gentle. Later that day he was found. His death a mystery. 4 Weeks later another young boy. A 3 year old went missing. His body was later found in the moors. Again gently strangled, this time a pair of scissors was found. The body punctured. The
M in his skin.
After some investigation they pin pointed Mary Bell and a friend who was later found not gulty. Mary however was found guilty of both murders and sentenced at the will of the queen. At 23 she was released a fully competent citizen. The parole and judge saying she had been the product of an indecent adult support system.
We still have this happens all the time. All over the world including the US kids kill kids. Because of a system that does not care. Yeah you say not me. Not my kid. But our kid could be the killer or the victim. How are we going to end this? When are we going to?
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