First I saw this tweet pop up in my twitter feed:
click the photo link to see the letter better
A close family friend has an autistic boy and this was an anonymous letter slipped under her door. This is real. pic.twitter.com/VyRb2oqPrG
— Lennon and Maisy (@lennonandmaisy) August 19, 2013
As I read through each line, the letter only got worse. I was hoping it was a hoax because it didn't just cross the line, it was miles past it. How could someone say these things about a child? Then to see that the woman who wrote this despicable letter is also a mother was nearly just as shocking. Police are investigating, but the latest news reports it will not be considered a hate crime. I'm not sure what the mother would be charged with, but just having her be publicly named would be some sort of justice.
The next story I just heard about involves some bored teenagers. We've all been there and looked for something to do. Pillow fight, wander the mall, maybe make some prank phone calls, that usually cured the boredom. Not for these Oklahoma teens They were bored so they decided to kill someone for fun. Seriously, WTF!
These kids followed their prey, a 22 year old student from Melbourne, while he was out for a run. They shot him in the back from their car and fled the seen. These kids just 15-17 years old murdered someone for entertainment. This has me genuinely worried for society. You can raise your children right and someone can just shoot them out of boredom. That's a gut-wrenching thought.
Lastly, because I can't take much more, is a story I just heard last night. A nurse convicted of infanticide is scheduled to walk free from prison due to good behavior. She was only convicted of one murder, but is the suspect for 47 other infant deaths. You can watch the full story below. If you know someone in the San Antonio area who lost their baby after a vaccination during the years mentioned, please let them know about the investigation.
I promise I did not set out to ruin your day. Take this as an opportunity to kiss your babies a little more and be kinder to your neighbors (unless your neighbor slipped you a nasty note).