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Who’s Protecting Our Kids?

whosprotectingkids.jpgOver the last few days the news has been inundated by tales of parents deliberately killing their children. Just over the last three days at least eight children were killed by the very persons expected to protect them ? their parents.

First there is the news coming out of Alabama that 37-year old Lam Luong threw his four children over a bridge after an argument with his wife. The children were aged 4 months to 3-years old.

A simple eviction notice in Washington turned up a horrible find, four children aged between 5 and 18 found dead. The woman at home at the time of the discovery is believed to be the mother of at least three of the dead children. They were apparently dead for over two weeks before yesterday?s discovery.

Move over to Dallas and we have the tale of a father shooting his two teenage daughters to death apparently because they were becoming too westernized. The teens aged 17 and 18 were described as geniuses ? no one will ever know their full potential.

Late last year we had a nine year old killed by her stepfather. So why are there so many reports of children murdered by their parents? But even more pressing, what can be done to stem the attacks? I must confess to not having any answers, but I?m deeply saddened by these and other stories of children being hurt.

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