I AM SO ANGRY

Thursday, April 1, 2010

If you have been on my main blog in the last few days you will see that we are almost finished with my new design. My next post will be my 150th post and I wanted it to be special, new design and all. It will come in a few days, but tonight if I don't write, I may explode.
I have spent the last 24 hours grieving and now I am just ANGRY. You may have read or seen on the news, where an innocent little 12 year old boy, that looks so much like my Parker, and lived not fifteen minutes from my house, was abducted in the middle of the night on Monday night. The last time his buddies had seen him was on the couch at 3AM..He was lured outside with someone else's cell phone, thinking it was someone he knew.

His body was found yesterday afternoon not 100 yards off a main highway close to his house and far too close to mine. His Mom is a well known and loved lady in Shreveport, a good mother, that because it was spring break, let Justin spend the night with friends. I cannot even imagine what that family is feeling. I don't know in detail enough to tell you exactly how it happened, but a two time convicted sex offender and multiple times arrested ANIMAL lured him out of the house in the middle of the night, took him to his house close by and only God knows what he did to him, then killed him and threw his body in a little pond like a piece of trash. It has rocked our city to the core. Personally I think they should just allow several Grammys in his cell and let us torture him to death. If it sounds like I am bitter, I am. We have drilled our little ones on STRANGER DANGER, abduction, the whole drill more times than I can count. Just a week ago Parker and I had the long discussion as we were riding down the road. He knows exactly what to do, but the fact is at 10, if an adult grabbed him under the right circumstance's, he would have no chance. I am sure that in thousands of homes last night, Mother's and Daddy's went over all the things to do, just like we did. None of us really know who lives next door or on the next street or in our neighborhood. This little guy lived in a nice neighborhood. Predators strike ever where.. And TONIGHT, I think there are a lot of judges that have blood on their hands. I pray that the outrage does not go away. I want to find some way I can make a difference. I guess nothing gets to me like crimes against innocent kids. Amanda had heard the Amber Alert when she left for lunch Monday. She called me and then in just a matter of hours called me back to tell me the child was found and who it was. I literally could not stop crying for four hours. Everyone I talked to was just physically sick. The man had been stalking him and just waiting to grab his prey. I even know the wife of the sick animal that did this. And I don't need to be told that he is innocent until proven guilty. Within hours they had arrested him and charged him with murder and in the last 24 hours have found plenty of evidence. You may totally disagree with this and that is your choice, but this is my blog and I DO NOT believe SEX OFFENDERS are rehabilitated. I think it is just a matter of time and they do it again. SO LOCK THEM UP AND THROW AWAY THE KEY.

This precious child had just gotten his braces, was loved by kids and adults, funny, fun, all these things are how I have heard him described today. If I SOUND like I AM ON A SOAPBOX, I AM! I am not a violent person at all, but in the last 24 hours, I won't even tell you the thoughts I have had. My adult son said to me last night, "Mom, HOW can anyone hurt a child?" My answer was Greg I have no idea, but I believe that sin may be sin but there are some things that I just don't think God will look at in quite the same way. There may be nothing Biblical about that, but don't tell me. That's what I BELIEVE WITH ALL MY HEART.

My son-in-law was here this afternoon helping me install a printer and Parker and Jack were playing at our feet. We talked about the predators and what we would do if anything was EVER done to one of our kids and we thought about googling torture. This animal would say nothing when he was arrested and within an hour he had a lawyer and he had a smirk on his face as they loaded him into the cop car. The laws need to be changed, the judges need some backbones and these animals should never be given a second chance. That's my rant....and as my heart is breaking for Amy tonight, I pray that this time next week I will still be trying to be proactive. When you say your prayers, please remember Amy and her family. Justin had two little brothers that are hurting. He had grandparents...he had little friends that will never be the same...

38 comments:

Tootsie said...

Oh Dear God!!! what a horrible thing that has happened! I didn't even manage to finish reading the entire post, I am just bawling for that little boy and his family. The horror!!! I can't express the anger that I feel when I hear of someone who would be so heartless and sick as to harm an innocent child...what an animal...and let me guess....they will put that jackass in protective custody in the prison system (like they do here in Canada) so as to keep him safe from the anger of the other inmates that might find out what he did and hurt is sorry self!
The only saving grace for this situation, is that the boy is with the Lord, and the killer will have his judgment day when he faces God in the end.
My prayers go out to this poor family and the community that is holding them up

Allie and Pattie said...

Oh Teresa. There is absolutely no way to explain this. Or to justify it. WHAT IS WRONG WITH THOSE JUDGES???!!! I don't even want to HEAR the word rehabilitate for these monsters!! And Tootsies right! We arrest them and PROTECT them!! Just throw them in, head first, and let the inmates have them! The family will be in our prayers
xoxo Pattie and Allie

Kelli said...

I am so sorry that this happened. I agree with you completely and this is exactly why I am a strong believer in the death penalty. All child sex offenders (whether they murder or not) should die a painful death in my opinion.

Love Being a Nonny said...

My heart is broken for this family. Absolutely broken. I will stop right now and pray for God to allow them some sort of strength to get through this. It is hard for me to imagine how I could EVER get through something like that without His help. God bless that family.

Elizabeth said...

I had a talk with my high schoool students yesterday in class. We were discussing how this could have happened. The kids showed me an app on their iPhones that allows you to call someone and make it look like someone else is calling. They called my phone and my caller ID showed that it was my husband calling. I'm sure something like that was used in the case. I am just sick about the whole thing. My prayers are with the family and with our whole community. I don't think we will ever be the same.

Channa said...

That is so sad and sick and makes my stomach turn. I am right there with you, I agree with everything you say and even though I am not a mother yet, or a grammy, I would do exactly the same thing if it were my child, or my grandchild or my niece or newphew.
People like that are sicker then sick. This childs poor parents, I can't even imagine!!

Debbie said...

My heart is breaking. I can not even imagine the feelings they are having right now, but I am with you, it makes me angry. The thought of that for one of my children or one of my grandsons....the animal wouldn't know what hit him. I will be praying for Amy and her family and the whole community. I am so sorry. Blessings, Debbie

Nezzy said...

Move over sister, I right there on that soapbox with ya! Oh how my heart is aching. You hear these stories again and again and still these creeps get out to harm children again. I'm praying for his dear family, what a horrific loss.
There are just no words.....

God bless you girl, I share your anger!

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

I'm livid! Prison isn't a strong enough punishment for that monster.

I'm speechless!

I will be praying for Amy and her family. I am so sorry that they are living through something so horrific because of a deranged monster.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh Girl give this ANIMAL to me...I just hate these people that wiil hurt children...we had our 12 years ago Polly Glass that was taken out of her own bedroom by a animal that was a 3 time loser...got the death sentence and is now appealing it??? give me the good ole days where you hung them at once from the highest tree...My prayers go out to the family...Oh girl this makes me sick...I just came by to wish you a GREAT Easter before I leave town in a few hours...A BIG ole hug to you my Dear friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Cara said...

Ugh, this is so sickening:( We had an abduction in our town (Jacob Wetterling) over 20 years ago, but he has never been found. I cannot even imagine going through this, and I agree 100% with you, they should be locked up for life.

Cara

Kandie said...

There are so many things wrong with this story...there are so many ways to prevent something like this from happening again. WHY do we allow mercy for those who allow no mercy on others??? I know we are called to live as Christ did and he had mercy...it is just so hard to have mercy on animals. I truly believe these people should not be allowed back into the public after they are convicted of any crime like this...time and TIME AGAIN, it has been proven that they re-offend within a year of being released from prison for the first offense. What MORE does it take to realize that prison time is not the appropriate sentence??? Why are these people allowed to do this?? Children cannot defend themselves. Someone that chooses a child as a victim DOES NOT HAVE THE MENTAL CAPACITY TO BE IN THE PUBLIC! On another note...why has the iPhone SpoofApp NOT been banned??? Obviously it is DANGEROUS!!! This is a call to arms...this is just sick and it cannot happen to another child. I wonder what would happen if one of those judges or lawmakers had this happen to one of their children or grandchildren?? Would they agree that a year or two in prison and "therapy" would "cure" the illness?? Nope, bet not!!!

West Side of Straight said...

Reading this thru tears. How come these horrible crimes keep happening. How can God let this happen to innocent children. Makes my blood boil. Prayers for this suffering family and your town - yes we need to be proactive to get laws to be harder on these criminals!!!!!!!

Andrea said...

I, too am outraged and if you don't mind..make some room on the soap box. This is sick and horrible and this person should be tortured when they find him. I know you don't usually see this side of me, either, but someone who harms a child this way....I just have NO tolerance!

Praying for this family,
andrea

Heather @ Marine Corps Nomads said...

I agree that there is no such thing as rehabilitation for these predators. My heart aches for the families that have to go through this. It's wrong - just wrong!

Elizabeth Mullins said...

I feel so sick after reading this post! My kid's are the most precious things on this earth and I don't want to think of what I would do it this happened to them. There are many things wrong with our justice system. My brother was killed by a drunk driver who is out of jail early on good behavior and by the simple fact a new judge changed the second verdict. The people that do these things don't want to have to pay for what they have done, but I believe that God's judgement will be far worse than anything we can ever do here on earth.

Marydon Ford said...

Oh, Teresa, my heart bleeds for this family. I say this every day of my life ... not a child!!!, as my I pray for them all.

Happy Easter!
TTFN ~ Marydon

Kat said...

I'm feeling very weepy tonight...not sure why...and then when I read about this....................

Dear Lord!

I agree with you totally Teresa.

My prayers are with his family.

Hugs!
Kat

Melissa Miller said...

I feel sickened to read this. I understand your anger. I'm angry now as well. My prayers are with his family and all of you in your town.

Tim said...

AMEN Grammy! I totally agree with EVERYTHING you said.

Our thoughts and prayers are with this family and all of your community.

Love and Prayers,

Tim

Kristens Creations said...

This is just aweful!!! I can't imagine what the family is going through. I agree with everything you said. Torture them! They are worse than animals...I will pray for the family. Kristen

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

I too, feel your anger. His family will never be the same again. Animal doesn't even describe this piece of trash. My daughter is a detective in sex crimes and she can certainly quote chapter and verse what should be done to people that harm our children. Many thoughts and prayers go out to this child's family. Happy Easter darling, hugs ~lynne~

ethelmaepotter! said...

You have no reason to apologize for your anger. Every person on this planet should be angered by this story! How many more times do we have to hear of registered sex offenders commiting their hideous crimes over and over again? Jaycee Lee Dugard was held as a sex slave for EIGHTEEN years in the backyard prison of a REGISTERED SEX OFFENDER!!! And now this!
I know it's no consolation to the family to know our hearts are with them; there is no solace for what's happened. My hope is that no other parent ever has to go through a tragedy like this one.
There are few things in life that make my blood boil, but people who intentionally hurt children are at the top of my list. Let our anger be heard!

Jenny said...

I totally agree with you, sex offenders should stay locked up. We had the same thing happen where I live with a little girl being abducted walking home from school and eventually they found her body in a landfill. The sicko had thrown her away like garbage. They finally caught him a couple months after it happened.

Courtney said...

What a horrible thing. I will be praying for this little boys family. I couldn't agree with you more. I don't know when this will stop and our judicial system will starting slamming down harder sentences. Thank you for this wonderful post.

Chris H said...

Sadly there are some truely EVIL people in this world of ours.
That ANIMAL ( very good name for him) should never, ever be allowed out of jail again.. he should rot there and then go to hell.
{{{HUGS}}}

Life with Kaishon said...

This just broke my heart. Truly broke it. So sad. I can not even imagine. How painful that is for his Mother and family. Last year I put our zip code in the child predator finder and Kaishon's barber was there... How scary is that?

Butterflygirlms said...

I wholeheartedly agree with every word you stated! That sick animal shouldn't have been roaming free. You are absolutely right, those judges have blood on there hands. This just breaks my heart to pieces to hear something like this. I just don't understand how people can HURT a child either. It's unimaginable! My oldest son is going on 11 this July and I drill him everyday. I used to have him come home alone from the bus stop which is like 4 houses down while I was gone getting his little sister from school. He was only home for like 5 minutes but I keep thinking and thinking, I don't like that situation at all and kept thinking what could happen, so I decided to stay home and watch for him to get off the bus and then go pick my daughter up from school with him with me. Here in the state of Mississippi, there isn't a specific age to be left alone at home without an adult and I think that needs to change. That poor, grieving family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Melissa's Thoughts said...

This has just broken my heart. There are no words to say and no way to understand such a act. Awful act is not strong enough. My prayers are with this family.

PEA said...

I, too, cannot understand how anyone can hurt a child so cruelly. It truly does make me sick to my stomach when I hear of news like this and like you, although I'm not a violent person, I would love to see these sick people get tortured like they did to the children. The law does indeed need to be changed for these sex offenders!!!! xoxo

Missy @ It's Almost Naptime said...

I understand.

Two years ago Baby Grace was found on the beach in Galveston - she was a 2 year old little blond girl just like my Maggie. When it came to light what had been done to her - by her own mother - I still sometimes can't sleep over it.

FOR THIS Christ came. FOR THIS Christ died. FOR THIS Christ rose again. FOR THIS we so desperately need a Savior.

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

I'm with you, we should be allowed to punish this dirtbag!!! Not one predator would ever dare to do it again after the Grandmas' of the US gave him what he deserved.

Lesli said...

OMG..this is terrible and I am sick to my stomach, what a horrible thing to happen and what a HORRIBLE creature who could ever do this to an innocent little boy. Yes you are right, they should lock him up and throw away the key, and that would be the nicest thing they could do to him! Oh man, I will say a prayer for this family, I can not even imagine...

lani said...

Oh Teresa chop his balls off and feed them to him for dinner....It is so sad..my prayers to the family and the community as a whole it is tragic...hey congrats on the 5 pounds that is awesome...you rock

A Skin Bag for Jesus! said...

I am so sorry this happened! I can't imagine the pain that this boy's parents are going through. Who can fathom such evil? But it's as Eph 6 says, "our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against THE RULERS, against the authorities, against the POWERS OF THIS DARK WORLD and against the spiritual FORCES OF EVIL in the heavenly realms." It's too big for our minds to wrap around.

I will pray for this family... for God to give enough grace to those that are having to live through this horrible nightmare against (I am sure) all of their want-to. May He grow them strong... and use this evil to bring something good. Only God is able to do such a wonder.... to bring beauty from any ashes.

May God heal his brothers' and parent's hurt. As I alluded to earlier, I can't imagine their horror.

Patty said...

That's so horrible that anyone would even think of doing something like this! My thoughts and prayers go to his family!

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

There are certain things in life that just defy explanation.

Evil is just evil!

I will be praying for this family and for your community to heal from this horrible tragedy.

Blessings
R

Messy Mommy said...

HOw incredibly tragic. I totally agree with you. Oh I can't even imagine the pain his family must be going through.