With all the reports of children being abused and murdered--by strangers or someone they knew and trusted--what do we have to do to stop the "epidemic"? New, tougher laws? Give teeth to existing laws? Something else? What do you think?Answer Question
Answer by Carpy at 5:35 PM on Jun. 12, 2009
Answer by m4m4 at 5:51 PM on Jun. 12, 2009
Answer by foreverb3 at 5:51 PM on Jun. 12, 2009
Answer by Bethsunshine at 6:01 PM on Jun. 12, 2009
First off we have to start caring for our children at home. Most kids who are murdered, molested or raped are harmed by a parent or loved one. In fact kids are just as likely to be murdered by mom as dad. The kids who are harmed deserve real justice not plea deals. When a child is raped the person should get life without parole. If a parent is convicted of child abuse their rights should be immediately stripped and should get life without parole. The only way to protect kids is to finally lock up and not give the vile people a second chance. Maybe if the kids feel safe they will grow up to be productive citizens and not simply a new generation of criminals. I am a victim of rape, incest, molestation and physical violent. I have never committed a crime. I had love from my mom and made it through. Many of us don't have that and grow up to be the perpetrators. It is a vicious cycle.
Answer by Anonymous at 6:03 PM on Jun. 12, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 6:04 PM on Jun. 12, 2009
Answer by Bethsunshine at 6:15 PM on Jun. 12, 2009
Answer by writeon at 6:39 PM on Jun. 12, 2009
We have too many parents with no commonsense, no interest in supervising their children. We have parents that are raising children with no ethics, morals, values or to even use the brain they were given.
Answer by Knightquester at 7:00 PM on Jun. 12, 2009
Answer by summerdayz at 7:52 PM on Jun. 12, 2009