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Esar Met Murdered Hser Nay Moo

April 2, 2008 at 8:06 am by  

Hser Nay Moo, 7 - Dreamin' DemonEsar Met, Dreamin' Demon

Salt Lake City, UT – On Monday afternoon, seven-year-old Hser Nay Moo (pronounced Sen Na Moo) got in a fight with her 10-year-old brother. She stalked out of the family’s apartment, and her father asked Hser where she was going. She tossed her head, but didn’t answer. Her father watched her walk south for a few minutes and decided to give Hser, a bright but shy little girl who was learning English, time to cool off. Hser Nay Moo never made it home.

Hser left the family apartment at about 2:00 p.m. Monday. When her older brothers returned home at 4:30, Hser still hadn’t returned. After searching for her for an hour, police were called to help at 6:10 by a family friend who spoke English. Because no witnesses saw an abductor, no Amber Alert was issued. While a bigger search was organized at 10:30 p.m. Monday, still no Amber Alert went out.

By Tuesday morning, Hser was nowhere to be found. Volunteers began streaming into the Salt Lake apartment complex to help, but were asked to wait before searching. Organization was slow, and by 9:30 when search teams still weren’t cleared to go look for the child, police issued an Amber Alert. At 11:15, searchers were finally given the go-ahead to start looking, and police began searching in force for the little seven year old girl, dressed all in pink except for her black Burmese coat. Searchers were told to look for long black hair and pink Crocs, or a pink dress. The day went on with no sign of Hser, and increasing panic on the part of her family, who have been in the US less than a year.

At 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, FBI agents found Hser in an apartment a few buildings over, but in the same complex, as her own. Agents located the child dead in the apartment bathroom. The apartment was occupied by five men, so I think we can guarantee rape as a motive. Hser’s small body showed signs of trauma, but authorities are not yet disclosing her injuries or estimated time of death.

The five men who live in the apartment where Hser was found were taken into custody. Wednesday morning, 21-year-old Esar Met admitted to kidnapping and killing Hser and hiding her body. Met is being held in Salt Lake City on suspicion of aggravated murder, child kidnapping, and tampering with evidence. Aggravated murder is a death penalty eligible charge in Utah.

As usual, I’ll continue to update as more information comes in.

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  • solange822001

    My son is 7 years old. I would not let my child out of my apartment to walk around alone. I know that a lot of parents feel like Im being over-protective, but why would you take that chance??? 7 years old??? Please people, keep an eye on your kids for christ’s sake!

  • solange822001

    My son is 7 years old. I would not let my child out of my apartment to walk around alone. I know that a lot of parents feel like Im being over-protective, but why would you take that chance??? 7 years old??? Please people, keep an eye on your kids for christ’s sake!

  • solange822001

    My son is 7 years old. I would not let my child out of my apartment to walk around alone. I know that a lot of parents feel like Im being over-protective, but why would you take that chance??? 7 years old??? Please people, keep an eye on your kids for christ’s sake!

  • solange822001

    My son is 7 years old. I would not let my child out of my apartment to walk around alone. I know that a lot of parents feel like Im being over-protective, but why would you take that chance??? 7 years old??? Please people, keep an eye on your kids for christ’s sake!

  • solange822001

    My son is 7 years old. I would not let my child out of my apartment to walk around alone. I know that a lot of parents feel like Im being over-protective, but why would you take that chance??? 7 years old??? Please people, keep an eye on your kids for christ’s sake!

  • solange822001

    My son is 7 years old. I would not let my child out of my apartment to walk around alone. I know that a lot of parents feel like Im being over-protective, but why would you take that chance??? 7 years old??? Please people, keep an eye on your kids for christ’s sake!

  • Kathy

    :( Even though my 6 year old looks nothing like this little girl, I see that pic and am instantly reminded of her.

    I agree w/ solange. That is too young to be allowed to “stalk off.” But these people are from a different culture. Who knows?

    I don’t think I can listen to the details of this little girl’s death. FIVE grown men? Fuck! I can’t even wrap my mind around it. I’ve gotten numb to most of the stories on this site, but this one is going to haunt me.

  • Kathy

    :( Even though my 6 year old looks nothing like this little girl, I see that pic and am instantly reminded of her.

    I agree w/ solange. That is too young to be allowed to “stalk off.” But these people are from a different culture. Who knows?

    I don’t think I can listen to the details of this little girl’s death. FIVE grown men? Fuck! I can’t even wrap my mind around it. I’ve gotten numb to most of the stories on this site, but this one is going to haunt me.

  • Kathy

    :( Even though my 6 year old looks nothing like this little girl, I see that pic and am instantly reminded of her.

    I agree w/ solange. That is too young to be allowed to “stalk off.” But these people are from a different culture. Who knows?

    I don’t think I can listen to the details of this little girl’s death. FIVE grown men? Fuck! I can’t even wrap my mind around it. I’ve gotten numb to most of the stories on this site, but this one is going to haunt me.

  • Kathy

    :( Even though my 6 year old looks nothing like this little girl, I see that pic and am instantly reminded of her.

    I agree w/ solange. That is too young to be allowed to “stalk off.” But these people are from a different culture. Who knows?

    I don’t think I can listen to the details of this little girl’s death. FIVE grown men? Fuck! I can’t even wrap my mind around it. I’ve gotten numb to most of the stories on this site, but this one is going to haunt me.

  • Kathy

    :( Even though my 6 year old looks nothing like this little girl, I see that pic and am instantly reminded of her.

    I agree w/ solange. That is too young to be allowed to “stalk off.” But these people are from a different culture. Who knows?

    I don’t think I can listen to the details of this little girl’s death. FIVE grown men? Fuck! I can’t even wrap my mind around it. I’ve gotten numb to most of the stories on this site, but this one is going to haunt me.

  • Kathy

    :( Even though my 6 year old looks nothing like this little girl, I see that pic and am instantly reminded of her.

    I agree w/ solange. That is too young to be allowed to “stalk off.” But these people are from a different culture. Who knows?

    I don’t think I can listen to the details of this little girl’s death. FIVE grown men? Fuck! I can’t even wrap my mind around it. I’ve gotten numb to most of the stories on this site, but this one is going to haunt me.

  • Kathy

    :( Even though my 6 year old looks nothing like this little girl, I see that pic and am instantly reminded of her.

    I agree w/ solange. That is too young to be allowed to “stalk off.” But these people are from a different culture. Who knows?

    I don’t think I can listen to the details of this little girl’s death. FIVE grown men? Fuck! I can’t even wrap my mind around it. I’ve gotten numb to most of the stories on this site, but this one is going to haunt me.

  • http://dreamindemon.com/ impqueen

    I know, Kathy. When I started writing this I didn’t even know it was five guys, and now my coffee just isn’t working. I’m hopeful that it wasn’t all five of them – is it horrible that to me, being raped and killed by two or three guys might have been better? This is like Rowan Ford horrid.

    I hope they didn’t make her suffer long, is all. You know her father is just killing himself for not going after her. He seems like a decent guy, and Hser was his only daughter.

  • http://dreamindemon.com/ impqueen

    I know, Kathy. When I started writing this I didn’t even know it was five guys, and now my coffee just isn’t working. I’m hopeful that it wasn’t all five of them – is it horrible that to me, being raped and killed by two or three guys might have been better? This is like Rowan Ford horrid.

    I hope they didn’t make her suffer long, is all. You know her father is just killing himself for not going after her. He seems like a decent guy, and Hser was his only daughter.

  • http://dreamindemon.com/ impqueen

    I know, Kathy. When I started writing this I didn’t even know it was five guys, and now my coffee just isn’t working. I’m hopeful that it wasn’t all five of them – is it horrible that to me, being raped and killed by two or three guys might have been better? This is like Rowan Ford horrid.

    I hope they didn’t make her suffer long, is all. You know her father is just killing himself for not going after her. He seems like a decent guy, and Hser was his only daughter.

  • http://dreamindemon.com/ impqueen

    I know, Kathy. When I started writing this I didn’t even know it was five guys, and now my coffee just isn’t working. I’m hopeful that it wasn’t all five of them – is it horrible that to me, being raped and killed by two or three guys might have been better? This is like Rowan Ford horrid.

    I hope they didn’t make her suffer long, is all. You know her father is just killing himself for not going after her. He seems like a decent guy, and Hser was his only daughter.

  • http://dreamindemon.com/ impqueen

    I know, Kathy. When I started writing this I didn’t even know it was five guys, and now my coffee just isn’t working. I’m hopeful that it wasn’t all five of them – is it horrible that to me, being raped and killed by two or three guys might have been better? This is like Rowan Ford horrid.

    I hope they didn’t make her suffer long, is all. You know her father is just killing himself for not going after her. He seems like a decent guy, and Hser was his only daughter.

  • http://dreamindemon.com/ impqueen

    I know, Kathy. When I started writing this I didn’t even know it was five guys, and now my coffee just isn’t working. I’m hopeful that it wasn’t all five of them – is it horrible that to me, being raped and killed by two or three guys might have been better? This is like Rowan Ford horrid.

    I hope they didn’t make her suffer long, is all. You know her father is just killing himself for not going after her. He seems like a decent guy, and Hser was his only daughter.

  • http://dreamindemon.com impqueen

    I know, Kathy. When I started writing this I didn’t even know it was five guys, and now my coffee just isn’t working. I’m hopeful that it wasn’t all five of them – is it horrible that to me, being raped and killed by two or three guys might have been better? This is like Rowan Ford horrid.

    I hope they didn’t make her suffer long, is all. You know her father is just killing himself for not going after her. He seems like a decent guy, and Hser was his only daughter.

  • Hippiepoet

    I don’t think I can listen to the details of this little girl’s death. FIVE grown men? Fuck! I can’t even wrap my mind around it. I’ve gotten numb to most of the stories on this site, but this one is going to haunt me.

    Agree the visions in my mind are sickening. My god…..reminds me of Rowan and what the fuck those animals did to her.

    And I agree with ya Solange, that is too young to be left to “walk it off”. What a horrible, horrible incident. My god, that family must be devastated.

  • Hippiepoet

    I don’t think I can listen to the details of this little girl’s death. FIVE grown men? Fuck! I can’t even wrap my mind around it. I’ve gotten numb to most of the stories on this site, but this one is going to haunt me.

    Agree the visions in my mind are sickening. My god…..reminds me of Rowan and what the fuck those animals did to her.

    And I agree with ya Solange, that is too young to be left to “walk it off”. What a horrible, horrible incident. My god, that family must be devastated.

  • Hippiepoet

    I don’t think I can listen to the details of this little girl’s death. FIVE grown men? Fuck! I can’t even wrap my mind around it. I’ve gotten numb to most of the stories on this site, but this one is going to haunt me.

    Agree the visions in my mind are sickening. My god…..reminds me of Rowan and what the fuck those animals did to her.

    And I agree with ya Solange, that is too young to be left to “walk it off”. What a horrible, horrible incident. My god, that family must be devastated.

  • Hippiepoet

    I don’t think I can listen to the details of this little girl’s death. FIVE grown men? Fuck! I can’t even wrap my mind around it. I’ve gotten numb to most of the stories on this site, but this one is going to haunt me.

    Agree the visions in my mind are sickening. My god…..reminds me of Rowan and what the fuck those animals did to her.

    And I agree with ya Solange, that is too young to be left to “walk it off”. What a horrible, horrible incident. My god, that family must be devastated.

  • Hippiepoet

    I don’t think I can listen to the details of this little girl’s death. FIVE grown men? Fuck! I can’t even wrap my mind around it. I’ve gotten numb to most of the stories on this site, but this one is going to haunt me.

    Agree the visions in my mind are sickening. My god…..reminds me of Rowan and what the fuck those animals did to her.

    And I agree with ya Solange, that is too young to be left to “walk it off”. What a horrible, horrible incident. My god, that family must be devastated.

  • sherrz

    This is horrible, I feel awful for the father. Maybe he just should have said to just walk it off around the front or back yard so he could still see her, but you never really think about the bad things until they happen..

    I hope those 5 guys feel like shit for what they did to that sweet little girl, I don’t see what kind of kicks adults get out of attacking little kids…

  • sherrz

    This is horrible, I feel awful for the father. Maybe he just should have said to just walk it off around the front or back yard so he could still see her, but you never really think about the bad things until they happen..

    I hope those 5 guys feel like shit for what they did to that sweet little girl, I don’t see what kind of kicks adults get out of attacking little kids…

  • sherrz

    This is horrible, I feel awful for the father. Maybe he just should have said to just walk it off around the front or back yard so he could still see her, but you never really think about the bad things until they happen..

    I hope those 5 guys feel like shit for what they did to that sweet little girl, I don’t see what kind of kicks adults get out of attacking little kids…

  • sherrz

    This is horrible, I feel awful for the father. Maybe he just should have said to just walk it off around the front or back yard so he could still see her, but you never really think about the bad things until they happen..

    I hope those 5 guys feel like shit for what they did to that sweet little girl, I don’t see what kind of kicks adults get out of attacking little kids…

  • sherrz

    This is horrible, I feel awful for the father. Maybe he just should have said to just walk it off around the front or back yard so he could still see her, but you never really think about the bad things until they happen..

    I hope those 5 guys feel like shit for what they did to that sweet little girl, I don’t see what kind of kicks adults get out of attacking little kids…

  • sherrz

    This is horrible, I feel awful for the father. Maybe he just should have said to just walk it off around the front or back yard so he could still see her, but you never really think about the bad things until they happen..

    I hope those 5 guys feel like shit for what they did to that sweet little girl, I don’t see what kind of kicks adults get out of attacking little kids…

  • sherrz

    This is horrible, I feel awful for the father. Maybe he just should have said to just walk it off around the front or back yard so he could still see her, but you never really think about the bad things until they happen..

    I hope those 5 guys feel like shit for what they did to that sweet little girl, I don’t see what kind of kicks adults get out of attacking little kids…

  • sherrz

    This is horrible, I feel awful for the father. Maybe he just should have said to just walk it off around the front or back yard so he could still see her, but you never really think about the bad things until they happen..

    I hope those 5 guys feel like shit for what they did to that sweet little girl, I don’t see what kind of kicks adults get out of attacking little kids…

  • mom of 4

    :( What the fuck is wrong with people? 5 Guys sitting around an apartment in the middle of the afternoon doing God knows what and not one of them thought it was a bad idea? Sick bastards!

  • mom of 4

    :( What the fuck is wrong with people? 5 Guys sitting around an apartment in the middle of the afternoon doing God knows what and not one of them thought it was a bad idea? Sick bastards!

  • mom of 4

    :( What the fuck is wrong with people? 5 Guys sitting around an apartment in the middle of the afternoon doing God knows what and not one of them thought it was a bad idea? Sick bastards!

  • mom of 4

    :( What the fuck is wrong with people? 5 Guys sitting around an apartment in the middle of the afternoon doing God knows what and not one of them thought it was a bad idea? Sick bastards!

  • mom of 4

    :( What the fuck is wrong with people? 5 Guys sitting around an apartment in the middle of the afternoon doing God knows what and not one of them thought it was a bad idea? Sick bastards!

  • mom of 4

    :( What the fuck is wrong with people? 5 Guys sitting around an apartment in the middle of the afternoon doing God knows what and not one of them thought it was a bad idea? Sick bastards!

  • Miss. Hill

    My son is 7 years old. I would not let my child out of my apartment to walk around alone. I know that a lot of parents feel like Im being over-protective, but why would you take that chance??? 7 years old??? Please people, keep an eye on your kids for christ’s sake!

    I agree my son will be 12 next month last summer was the first summer I let him go to the park ( at corner of street) with his friends and the bus stop alone. We live in a good suburban neighborhood but I just don’t trust people!

    I feel so bad For the family! 7 should be old enough to play outside your own house but there are to many sick fucks!

  • Miss. Hill

    My son is 7 years old. I would not let my child out of my apartment to walk around alone. I know that a lot of parents feel like Im being over-protective, but why would you take that chance??? 7 years old??? Please people, keep an eye on your kids for christ’s sake!

    I agree my son will be 12 next month last summer was the first summer I let him go to the park ( at corner of street) with his friends and the bus stop alone. We live in a good suburban neighborhood but I just don’t trust people!

    I feel so bad For the family! 7 should be old enough to play outside your own house but there are to many sick fucks!

  • Miss. Hill

    My son is 7 years old. I would not let my child out of my apartment to walk around alone. I know that a lot of parents feel like Im being over-protective, but why would you take that chance??? 7 years old??? Please people, keep an eye on your kids for christ’s sake!

    I agree my son will be 12 next month last summer was the first summer I let him go to the park ( at corner of street) with his friends and the bus stop alone. We live in a good suburban neighborhood but I just don’t trust people!

    I feel so bad For the family! 7 should be old enough to play outside your own house but there are to many sick fucks!

  • Miss. Hill

    My son is 7 years old. I would not let my child out of my apartment to walk around alone. I know that a lot of parents feel like Im being over-protective, but why would you take that chance??? 7 years old??? Please people, keep an eye on your kids for christ’s sake!

    I agree my son will be 12 next month last summer was the first summer I let him go to the park ( at corner of street) with his friends and the bus stop alone. We live in a good suburban neighborhood but I just don’t trust people!

    I feel so bad For the family! 7 should be old enough to play outside your own house but there are to many sick fucks!

  • Miss. Hill

    My son is 7 years old. I would not let my child out of my apartment to walk around alone. I know that a lot of parents feel like Im being over-protective, but why would you take that chance??? 7 years old??? Please people, keep an eye on your kids for christ’s sake!

    I agree my son will be 12 next month last summer was the first summer I let him go to the park ( at corner of street) with his friends and the bus stop alone. We live in a good suburban neighborhood but I just don’t trust people!

    I feel so bad For the family! 7 should be old enough to play outside your own house but there are to many sick fucks!

  • http://www.myspace.com/_what_would_satan_do_ What Would Satan Do

    I hope they didn’t make her suffer long, is all. You know her father is just killing himself for not going after her. He seems like a decent guy, and Hser was his only daughter.

    That would haunt me the rest of my life
    “If I’d only gone with her”

  • http://www.myspace.com/_what_would_satan_do_ What Would Satan Do

    I hope they didn’t make her suffer long, is all. You know her father is just killing himself for not going after her. He seems like a decent guy, and Hser was his only daughter.

    That would haunt me the rest of my life
    “If I’d only gone with her”

  • http://www.myspace.com/_what_would_satan_do_ What Would Satan Do

    I hope they didn’t make her suffer long, is all. You know her father is just killing himself for not going after her. He seems like a decent guy, and Hser was his only daughter.

    That would haunt me the rest of my life
    “If I’d only gone with her”

  • http://www.myspace.com/_what_would_satan_do_ What Would Satan Do

    I hope they didn’t make her suffer long, is all. You know her father is just killing himself for not going after her. He seems like a decent guy, and Hser was his only daughter.

    That would haunt me the rest of my life
    “If I’d only gone with her”

  • http://www.myspace.com/_what_would_satan_do_ What Would Satan Do

    I hope they didn’t make her suffer long, is all. You know her father is just killing himself for not going after her. He seems like a decent guy, and Hser was his only daughter.

    That would haunt me the rest of my life
    “If I’d only gone with her”

  • http://www.myspace.com/_what_would_satan_do_ What Would Satan Do

    I hope they didn’t make her suffer long, is all. You know her father is just killing himself for not going after her. He seems like a decent guy, and Hser was his only daughter.

    That would haunt me the rest of my life
    “If I’d only gone with her”

  • http://www.myspace.com/_what_would_satan_do_ What Would Satan Do

    I hope they didn’t make her suffer long, is all. You know her father is just killing himself for not going after her. He seems like a decent guy, and Hser was his only daughter.

    That would haunt me the rest of my life
    “If I’d only gone with her”

  • http://www.myspace.com/_what_would_satan_do_ What Would Satan Do

    I hope they didn’t make her suffer long, is all. You know her father is just killing himself for not going after her. He seems like a decent guy, and Hser was his only daughter.

    That would haunt me the rest of my life
    “If I’d only gone with her”

  • http://www.myspace.com/_what_would_satan_do_ What Would Satan Do

    I hope they didn’t make her suffer long, is all. You know her father is just killing himself for not going after her. He seems like a decent guy, and Hser was his only daughter.

    That would haunt me the rest of my life
    “If I’d only gone with her”

  • mom of 4

    That would haunt me the rest of my life“If I’d only gone with her”

    Me too Satan. Although at 7 I would have never let her go off alone I am sure it will haunt him. Her brother is probably feeling bad about the fight they had too. :(

  • mom of 4

    That would haunt me the rest of my life“If I’d only gone with her”

    Me too Satan. Although at 7 I would have never let her go off alone I am sure it will haunt him. Her brother is probably feeling bad about the fight they had too. :(

  • mom of 4

    That would haunt me the rest of my life“If I’d only gone with her”

    Me too Satan. Although at 7 I would have never let her go off alone I am sure it will haunt him. Her brother is probably feeling bad about the fight they had too. :(

  • mom of 4

    That would haunt me the rest of my life“If I’d only gone with her”

    Me too Satan. Although at 7 I would have never let her go off alone I am sure it will haunt him. Her brother is probably feeling bad about the fight they had too. :(

  • mom of 4

    That would haunt me the rest of my life“If I’d only gone with her”

    Me too Satan. Although at 7 I would have never let her go off alone I am sure it will haunt him. Her brother is probably feeling bad about the fight they had too. :(

  • mom of 4

    That would haunt me the rest of my life“If I’d only gone with her”

    Me too Satan. Although at 7 I would have never let her go off alone I am sure it will haunt him. Her brother is probably feeling bad about the fight they had too. :(

  • mom of 4

    That would haunt me the rest of my life“If I’d only gone with her”

    Me too Satan. Although at 7 I would have never let her go off alone I am sure it will haunt him. Her brother is probably feeling bad about the fight they had too. :(

  • mom of 4

    That would haunt me the rest of my life“If I’d only gone with her”

    Me too Satan. Although at 7 I would have never let her go off alone I am sure it will haunt him. Her brother is probably feeling bad about the fight they had too. :(

  • mom of 4

    That would haunt me the rest of my life“If I’d only gone with her”

    Me too Satan. Although at 7 I would have never let her go off alone I am sure it will haunt him. Her brother is probably feeling bad about the fight they had too. :(

  • mom of 4

    That would haunt me the rest of my life“If I’d only gone with her”

    Me too Satan. Although at 7 I would have never let her go off alone I am sure it will haunt him. Her brother is probably feeling bad about the fight they had too. :(

  • mom of 4

    That would haunt me the rest of my life“If I’d only gone with her”

    Me too Satan. Although at 7 I would have never let her go off alone I am sure it will haunt him. Her brother is probably feeling bad about the fight they had too. :(

  • mom of 4

    That would haunt me the rest of my life“If I’d only gone with her”

    Me too Satan. Although at 7 I would have never let her go off alone I am sure it will haunt him. Her brother is probably feeling bad about the fight they had too. :(

  • WryBread

    I agree w/ solange. That is too young to be allowed to “stalk off.” But these people are from a different culture. Who knows?

    I saw something once that I have never forgotten. An Asian mother was yelling in some language at her toddler on the sidewalk in Philadelphia. She then turned and walked away from the kid. Not just in a straight line, but turned a corner and went out of sight, never looking back, never saying anything more. And she was still walking away when the kid finally got up and ran screaming after her.

    I wondered at the time if this was a cultural practice. A tough love that may work in a smaller town or village, but can be fatal in the city. I wondered if the mother really cared if her kid disappeared. She sure showed no sign of it.

    This post isn’t meant to comment on Asian child-rearing practices in general; I don’t have a clue about them.

  • WryBread

    I agree w/ solange. That is too young to be allowed to “stalk off.” But these people are from a different culture. Who knows?

    I saw something once that I have never forgotten. An Asian mother was yelling in some language at her toddler on the sidewalk in Philadelphia. She then turned and walked away from the kid. Not just in a straight line, but turned a corner and went out of sight, never looking back, never saying anything more. And she was still walking away when the kid finally got up and ran screaming after her.

    I wondered at the time if this was a cultural practice. A tough love that may work in a smaller town or village, but can be fatal in the city. I wondered if the mother really cared if her kid disappeared. She sure showed no sign of it.

    This post isn’t meant to comment on Asian child-rearing practices in general; I don’t have a clue about them.

  • WryBread

    I agree w/ solange. That is too young to be allowed to “stalk off.” But these people are from a different culture. Who knows?

    I saw something once that I have never forgotten. An Asian mother was yelling in some language at her toddler on the sidewalk in Philadelphia. She then turned and walked away from the kid. Not just in a straight line, but turned a corner and went out of sight, never looking back, never saying anything more. And she was still walking away when the kid finally got up and ran screaming after her.

    I wondered at the time if this was a cultural practice. A tough love that may work in a smaller town or village, but can be fatal in the city. I wondered if the mother really cared if her kid disappeared. She sure showed no sign of it.

    This post isn’t meant to comment on Asian child-rearing practices in general; I don’t have a clue about them.

  • WryBread

    I agree w/ solange. That is too young to be allowed to “stalk off.” But these people are from a different culture. Who knows?

    I saw something once that I have never forgotten. An Asian mother was yelling in some language at her toddler on the sidewalk in Philadelphia. She then turned and walked away from the kid. Not just in a straight line, but turned a corner and went out of sight, never looking back, never saying anything more. And she was still walking away when the kid finally got up and ran screaming after her.

    I wondered at the time if this was a cultural practice. A tough love that may work in a smaller town or village, but can be fatal in the city. I wondered if the mother really cared if her kid disappeared. She sure showed no sign of it.

    This post isn’t meant to comment on Asian child-rearing practices in general; I don’t have a clue about them.

  • WryBread

    I agree w/ solange. That is too young to be allowed to “stalk off.” But these people are from a different culture. Who knows?

    I saw something once that I have never forgotten. An Asian mother was yelling in some language at her toddler on the sidewalk in Philadelphia. She then turned and walked away from the kid. Not just in a straight line, but turned a corner and went out of sight, never looking back, never saying anything more. And she was still walking away when the kid finally got up and ran screaming after her.

    I wondered at the time if this was a cultural practice. A tough love that may work in a smaller town or village, but can be fatal in the city. I wondered if the mother really cared if her kid disappeared. She sure showed no sign of it.

    This post isn’t meant to comment on Asian child-rearing practices in general; I don’t have a clue about them.

  • WryBread

    I agree w/ solange. That is too young to be allowed to “stalk off.” But these people are from a different culture. Who knows?

    I saw something once that I have never forgotten. An Asian mother was yelling in some language at her toddler on the sidewalk in Philadelphia. She then turned and walked away from the kid. Not just in a straight line, but turned a corner and went out of sight, never looking back, never saying anything more. And she was still walking away when the kid finally got up and ran screaming after her.

    I wondered at the time if this was a cultural practice. A tough love that may work in a smaller town or village, but can be fatal in the city. I wondered if the mother really cared if her kid disappeared. She sure showed no sign of it.

    This post isn’t meant to comment on Asian child-rearing practices in general; I don’t have a clue about them.

  • WryBread

    I agree w/ solange. That is too young to be allowed to “stalk off.” But these people are from a different culture. Who knows?

    I saw something once that I have never forgotten. An Asian mother was yelling in some language at her toddler on the sidewalk in Philadelphia. She then turned and walked away from the kid. Not just in a straight line, but turned a corner and went out of sight, never looking back, never saying anything more. And she was still walking away when the kid finally got up and ran screaming after her.

    I wondered at the time if this was a cultural practice. A tough love that may work in a smaller town or village, but can be fatal in the city. I wondered if the mother really cared if her kid disappeared. She sure showed no sign of it.

    This post isn’t meant to comment on Asian child-rearing practices in general; I don’t have a clue about them.

  • WryBread

    I agree w/ solange. That is too young to be allowed to “stalk off.” But these people are from a different culture. Who knows?

    I saw something once that I have never forgotten. An Asian mother was yelling in some language at her toddler on the sidewalk in Philadelphia. She then turned and walked away from the kid. Not just in a straight line, but turned a corner and went out of sight, never looking back, never saying anything more. And she was still walking away when the kid finally got up and ran screaming after her.

    I wondered at the time if this was a cultural practice. A tough love that may work in a smaller town or village, but can be fatal in the city. I wondered if the mother really cared if her kid disappeared. She sure showed no sign of it.

    This post isn’t meant to comment on Asian child-rearing practices in general; I don’t have a clue about them.

  • WryBread

    I agree w/ solange. That is too young to be allowed to “stalk off.” But these people are from a different culture. Who knows?

    I saw something once that I have never forgotten. An Asian mother was yelling in some language at her toddler on the sidewalk in Philadelphia. She then turned and walked away from the kid. Not just in a straight line, but turned a corner and went out of sight, never looking back, never saying anything more. And she was still walking away when the kid finally got up and ran screaming after her.

    I wondered at the time if this was a cultural practice. A tough love that may work in a smaller town or village, but can be fatal in the city. I wondered if the mother really cared if her kid disappeared. She sure showed no sign of it.

    This post isn’t meant to comment on Asian child-rearing practices in general; I don’t have a clue about them.

  • WryBread

    I agree w/ solange. That is too young to be allowed to “stalk off.” But these people are from a different culture. Who knows?

    I saw something once that I have never forgotten. An Asian mother was yelling in some language at her toddler on the sidewalk in Philadelphia. She then turned and walked away from the kid. Not just in a straight line, but turned a corner and went out of sight, never looking back, never saying anything more. And she was still walking away when the kid finally got up and ran screaming after her.

    I wondered at the time if this was a cultural practice. A tough love that may work in a smaller town or village, but can be fatal in the city. I wondered if the mother really cared if her kid disappeared. She sure showed no sign of it.

    This post isn’t meant to comment on Asian child-rearing practices in general; I don’t have a clue about them.

  • michelle

    I wondered at the time if this was a cultural practice. A tough love that may work in a smaller town or village, but can be fatal in the city. I wondered if the mother really cared if her kid disappeared. She sure showed no sign of it.

    I can remember a time when I was a kid acting up at the grocery store with my mom. She walked away from me and my temper tantrum. Well it certainly knocked me out of my fit when I saw her gone. Times have a changed.

  • michelle

    I wondered at the time if this was a cultural practice. A tough love that may work in a smaller town or village, but can be fatal in the city. I wondered if the mother really cared if her kid disappeared. She sure showed no sign of it.

    I can remember a time when I was a kid acting up at the grocery store with my mom. She walked away from me and my temper tantrum. Well it certainly knocked me out of my fit when I saw her gone. Times have a changed.

  • michelle

    I wondered at the time if this was a cultural practice. A tough love that may work in a smaller town or village, but can be fatal in the city. I wondered if the mother really cared if her kid disappeared. She sure showed no sign of it.

    I can remember a time when I was a kid acting up at the grocery store with my mom. She walked away from me and my temper tantrum. Well it certainly knocked me out of my fit when I saw her gone. Times have a changed.

  • Athena

    Should I hate my parents right now for letting me walk or ride my bike around the neighborhood at that age? I mean, it sounds like they were being wildly irresponsible, based on some of the comments, here.

    Perhaps I should begin asking every single child who appears to be under the age of 8 where their parents are, because, if they’re not in a direct line of vision, I’m totally calling CPS.

    I feel genuinely sorry for children who are restricted to their back yards like dogs. Kids can be snatched out of back yards, too, you know…and what you think you’re gaining for your child in safety by keeping them under lock and key, you’re sacrificing in life experience.

  • Athena

    Should I hate my parents right now for letting me walk or ride my bike around the neighborhood at that age? I mean, it sounds like they were being wildly irresponsible, based on some of the comments, here.

    Perhaps I should begin asking every single child who appears to be under the age of 8 where their parents are, because, if they’re not in a direct line of vision, I’m totally calling CPS.

    I feel genuinely sorry for children who are restricted to their back yards like dogs. Kids can be snatched out of back yards, too, you know…and what you think you’re gaining for your child in safety by keeping them under lock and key, you’re sacrificing in life experience.

  • http://dreamindemon.com/ impqueen

    I feel genuinely sorry for children who are restricted to their back yards like dogs. Kids can be snatched out of back yards, too, you know…and what you think you’re gaining for your child in safety by keeping them under lock and key, you’re sacrificing in life experience.

    Thing is, she was walking inside her own apartment complex. I know it’s a big complex, but she didn’t get very far. For all practical purposes, Hser was indeed snatched from her front yard. In Utah, where I figured the worst would be that some dude tried to tell her God wanted him to marry her and make her a sister wife.

  • http://dreamindemon.com/ impqueen

    I feel genuinely sorry for children who are restricted to their back yards like dogs. Kids can be snatched out of back yards, too, you know…and what you think you’re gaining for your child in safety by keeping them under lock and key, you’re sacrificing in life experience.

    Thing is, she was walking inside her own apartment complex. I know it’s a big complex, but she didn’t get very far. For all practical purposes, Hser was indeed snatched from her front yard. In Utah, where I figured the worst would be that some dude tried to tell her God wanted him to marry her and make her a sister wife.

  • http://dreamindemon.com/ impqueen

    I feel genuinely sorry for children who are restricted to their back yards like dogs. Kids can be snatched out of back yards, too, you know…and what you think you’re gaining for your child in safety by keeping them under lock and key, you’re sacrificing in life experience.

    Thing is, she was walking inside her own apartment complex. I know it’s a big complex, but she didn’t get very far. For all practical purposes, Hser was indeed snatched from her front yard. In Utah, where I figured the worst would be that some dude tried to tell her God wanted him to marry her and make her a sister wife.

  • http://dreamindemon.com/ impqueen

    I feel genuinely sorry for children who are restricted to their back yards like dogs. Kids can be snatched out of back yards, too, you know…and what you think you’re gaining for your child in safety by keeping them under lock and key, you’re sacrificing in life experience.

    Thing is, she was walking inside her own apartment complex. I know it’s a big complex, but she didn’t get very far. For all practical purposes, Hser was indeed snatched from her front yard. In Utah, where I figured the worst would be that some dude tried to tell her God wanted him to marry her and make her a sister wife.

  • http://dreamindemon.com/ impqueen

    I feel genuinely sorry for children who are restricted to their back yards like dogs. Kids can be snatched out of back yards, too, you know…and what you think you’re gaining for your child in safety by keeping them under lock and key, you’re sacrificing in life experience.

    Thing is, she was walking inside her own apartment complex. I know it’s a big complex, but she didn’t get very far. For all practical purposes, Hser was indeed snatched from her front yard. In Utah, where I figured the worst would be that some dude tried to tell her God wanted him to marry her and make her a sister wife.

  • http://dreamindemon.com/ impqueen

    I feel genuinely sorry for children who are restricted to their back yards like dogs. Kids can be snatched out of back yards, too, you know…and what you think you’re gaining for your child in safety by keeping them under lock and key, you’re sacrificing in life experience.

    Thing is, she was walking inside her own apartment complex. I know it’s a big complex, but she didn’t get very far. For all practical purposes, Hser was indeed snatched from her front yard. In Utah, where I figured the worst would be that some dude tried to tell her God wanted him to marry her and make her a sister wife.

  • http://dreamindemon.com/ impqueen

    I feel genuinely sorry for children who are restricted to their back yards like dogs. Kids can be snatched out of back yards, too, you know…and what you think you’re gaining for your child in safety by keeping them under lock and key, you’re sacrificing in life experience.

    Thing is, she was walking inside her own apartment complex. I know it’s a big complex, but she didn’t get very far. For all practical purposes, Hser was indeed snatched from her front yard. In Utah, where I figured the worst would be that some dude tried to tell her God wanted him to marry her and make her a sister wife.

  • http://dreamindemon.com impqueen

    I feel genuinely sorry for children who are restricted to their back yards like dogs. Kids can be snatched out of back yards, too, you know…and what you think you’re gaining for your child in safety by keeping them under lock and key, you’re sacrificing in life experience.

    Thing is, she was walking inside her own apartment complex. I know it’s a big complex, but she didn’t get very far. For all practical purposes, Hser was indeed snatched from her front yard. In Utah, where I figured the worst would be that some dude tried to tell her God wanted him to marry her and make her a sister wife.

  • Kathy

    I feel genuinely sorry for children who are restricted to their back yards like dogs. Kids can be snatched out of back yards, too, you know…and what you think you’re gaining for your child in safety by keeping them under lock and key, you’re sacrificing in life experience.

    Sorry Athena, I’d rather be accused of being overprotective than have a dead or hurt child. I know you aren’t that old, but the world has changed alot in the past few years. Kids can get life experience without being free to roam the neighborhood at their own discretion.

    Even when my child is not in my line of sight, I know exactly where she is. 7 is really young. A 7 year old girl who barely speaks the language wandering in an apartment complex is a totally different thing. Especially one as large as this one sounds. There are many nooks and crannies and people who move in and out of those places.

    A neighborhood made up of mostly homeowners who have long term ties to the area is different. You parents probably felt safe letting you ride your bike or play out of their line of vision because they felt somewhat comfortable with their neighbors.

  • Kathy

    I feel genuinely sorry for children who are restricted to their back yards like dogs. Kids can be snatched out of back yards, too, you know…and what you think you’re gaining for your child in safety by keeping them under lock and key, you’re sacrificing in life experience.

    Sorry Athena, I’d rather be accused of being overprotective than have a dead or hurt child. I know you aren’t that old, but the world has changed alot in the past few years. Kids can get life experience without being free to roam the neighborhood at their own discretion.

    Even when my child is not in my line of sight, I know exactly where she is. 7 is really young. A 7 year old girl who barely speaks the language wandering in an apartment complex is a totally different thing. Especially one as large as this one sounds. There are many nooks and crannies and people who move in and out of those places.

    A neighborhood made up of mostly homeowners who have long term ties to the area is different. You parents probably felt safe letting you ride your bike or play out of their line of vision because they felt somewhat comfortable with their neighbors.

  • Kathy

    I feel genuinely sorry for children who are restricted to their back yards like dogs. Kids can be snatched out of back yards, too, you know…and what you think you’re gaining for your child in safety by keeping them under lock and key, you’re sacrificing in life experience.

    Sorry Athena, I’d rather be accused of being overprotective than have a dead or hurt child. I know you aren’t that old, but the world has changed alot in the past few years. Kids can get life experience without being free to roam the neighborhood at their own discretion.

    Even when my child is not in my line of sight, I know exactly where she is. 7 is really young. A 7 year old girl who barely speaks the language wandering in an apartment complex is a totally different thing. Especially one as large as this one sounds. There are many nooks and crannies and people who move in and out of those places.

    A neighborhood made up of mostly homeowners who have long term ties to the area is different. You parents probably felt safe letting you ride your bike or play out of their line of vision because they felt somewhat comfortable with their neighbors.

  • Kathy

    I feel genuinely sorry for children who are restricted to their back yards like dogs. Kids can be snatched out of back yards, too, you know…and what you think you’re gaining for your child in safety by keeping them under lock and key, you’re sacrificing in life experience.

    Sorry Athena, I’d rather be accused of being overprotective than have a dead or hurt child. I know you aren’t that old, but the world has changed alot in the past few years. Kids can get life experience without being free to roam the neighborhood at their own discretion.

    Even when my child is not in my line of sight, I know exactly where she is. 7 is really young. A 7 year old girl who barely speaks the language wandering in an apartment complex is a totally different thing. Especially one as large as this one sounds. There are many nooks and crannies and people who move in and out of those places.

    A neighborhood made up of mostly homeowners who have long term ties to the area is different. You parents probably felt safe letting you ride your bike or play out of their line of vision because they felt somewhat comfortable with their neighbors.

  • Kathy

    I feel genuinely sorry for children who are restricted to their back yards like dogs. Kids can be snatched out of back yards, too, you know…and what you think you’re gaining for your child in safety by keeping them under lock and key, you’re sacrificing in life experience.

    Sorry Athena, I’d rather be accused of being overprotective than have a dead or hurt child. I know you aren’t that old, but the world has changed alot in the past few years. Kids can get life experience without being free to roam the neighborhood at their own discretion.

    Even when my child is not in my line of sight, I know exactly where she is. 7 is really young. A 7 year old girl who barely speaks the language wandering in an apartment complex is a totally different thing. Especially one as large as this one sounds. There are many nooks and crannies and people who move in and out of those places.

    A neighborhood made up of mostly homeowners who have long term ties to the area is different. You parents probably felt safe letting you ride your bike or play out of their line of vision because they felt somewhat comfortable with their neighbors.

  • Anonymous

    Poor little girl, what a horrible ordeal she must have had.

  • Anonymous

    Poor little girl, what a horrible ordeal she must have had.

  • Anonymous

    Poor little girl, what a horrible ordeal she must have had.

  • Anonymous

    Poor little girl, what a horrible ordeal she must have had.

  • GoldenChild20k

    Poor little girl, what a horrible ordeal she must have had.

  • mom of 4

    Should I hate my parents right now for letting me walk or ride my bike around the neighborhood at that age? I mean, it sounds like they were being wildly irresponsible, based on some of the comments, here.

    Times have changed since we were kids though Athena. I think as a parent you have to consider many factors when choosing if your kids are old enough to safely walk out the door alone to go wherever they please. I agree at some point you have to cut the cord and give them some freedom but every kid has a different set of circumstances to consider. Is the neighborhood safe? Thats my number 1 consideration. They also have only lived in the US for a year so who knows if she could speak english if she needed to ask for help for whatever reason. How well did she know the neighborhood? Well enough to find her way home if she ventured too far? Is she aware of the “don’t talk to strangers” concept?

    I am not blaming the parents for what happened to her at all. I’m just saying there is much to consider when deciding at what age you give them more freedom and also how much more freedom.

  • mom of 4

    Should I hate my parents right now for letting me walk or ride my bike around the neighborhood at that age? I mean, it sounds like they were being wildly irresponsible, based on some of the comments, here.

    Times have changed since we were kids though Athena. I think as a parent you have to consider many factors when choosing if your kids are old enough to safely walk out the door alone to go wherever they please. I agree at some point you have to cut the cord and give them some freedom but every kid has a different set of circumstances to consider. Is the neighborhood safe? Thats my number 1 consideration. They also have only lived in the US for a year so who knows if she could speak english if she needed to ask for help for whatever reason. How well did she know the neighborhood? Well enough to find her way home if she ventured too far? Is she aware of the “don’t talk to strangers” concept?

    I am not blaming the parents for what happened to her at all. I’m just saying there is much to consider when deciding at what age you give them more freedom and also how much more freedom.

  • mom of 4

    Should I hate my parents right now for letting me walk or ride my bike around the neighborhood at that age? I mean, it sounds like they were being wildly irresponsible, based on some of the comments, here.

    Times have changed since we were kids though Athena. I think as a parent you have to consider many factors when choosing if your kids are old enough to safely walk out the door alone to go wherever they please. I agree at some point you have to cut the cord and give them some freedom but every kid has a different set of circumstances to consider. Is the neighborhood safe? Thats my number 1 consideration. They also have only lived in the US for a year so who knows if she could speak english if she needed to ask for help for whatever reason. How well did she know the neighborhood? Well enough to find her way home if she ventured too far? Is she aware of the “don’t talk to strangers” concept?

    I am not blaming the parents for what happened to her at all. I’m just saying there is much to consider when deciding at what age you give them more freedom and also how much more freedom.

  • mom of 4

    Should I hate my parents right now for letting me walk or ride my bike around the neighborhood at that age? I mean, it sounds like they were being wildly irresponsible, based on some of the comments, here.

    Times have changed since we were kids though Athena. I think as a parent you have to consider many factors when choosing if your kids are old enough to safely walk out the door alone to go wherever they please. I agree at some point you have to cut the cord and give them some freedom but every kid has a different set of circumstances to consider. Is the neighborhood safe? Thats my number 1 consideration. They also have only lived in the US for a year so who knows if she could speak english if she needed to ask for help for whatever reason. How well did she know the neighborhood? Well enough to find her way home if she ventured too far? Is she aware of the “don’t talk to strangers” concept?

    I am not blaming the parents for what happened to her at all. I’m just saying there is much to consider when deciding at what age you give them more freedom and also how much more freedom.

  • mom of 4

    Should I hate my parents right now for letting me walk or ride my bike around the neighborhood at that age? I mean, it sounds like they were being wildly irresponsible, based on some of the comments, here.

    Times have changed since we were kids though Athena. I think as a parent you have to consider many factors when choosing if your kids are old enough to safely walk out the door alone to go wherever they please. I agree at some point you have to cut the cord and give them some freedom but every kid has a different set of circumstances to consider. Is the neighborhood safe? Thats my number 1 consideration. They also have only lived in the US for a year so who knows if she could speak english if she needed to ask for help for whatever reason. How well did she know the neighborhood? Well enough to find her way home if she ventured too far? Is she aware of the “don’t talk to strangers” concept?

    I am not blaming the parents for what happened to her at all. I’m just saying there is much to consider when deciding at what age you give them more freedom and also how much more freedom.

  • mom of 4

    Should I hate my parents right now for letting me walk or ride my bike around the neighborhood at that age? I mean, it sounds like they were being wildly irresponsible, based on some of the comments, here.

    Times have changed since we were kids though Athena. I think as a parent you have to consider many factors when choosing if your kids are old enough to safely walk out the door alone to go wherever they please. I agree at some point you have to cut the cord and give them some freedom but every kid has a different set of circumstances to consider. Is the neighborhood safe? Thats my number 1 consideration. They also have only lived in the US for a year so who knows if she could speak english if she needed to ask for help for whatever reason. How well did she know the neighborhood? Well enough to find her way home if she ventured too far? Is she aware of the “don’t talk to strangers” concept?

    I am not blaming the parents for what happened to her at all. I’m just saying there is much to consider when deciding at what age you give them more freedom and also how much more freedom.

  • mom of 4

    Should I hate my parents right now for letting me walk or ride my bike around the neighborhood at that age? I mean, it sounds like they were being wildly irresponsible, based on some of the comments, here.

    Times have changed since we were kids though Athena. I think as a parent you have to consider many factors when choosing if your kids are old enough to safely walk out the door alone to go wherever they please. I agree at some point you have to cut the cord and give them some freedom but every kid has a different set of circumstances to consider. Is the neighborhood safe? Thats my number 1 consideration. They also have only lived in the US for a year so who knows if she could speak english if she needed to ask for help for whatever reason. How well did she know the neighborhood? Well enough to find her way home if she ventured too far? Is she aware of the “don’t talk to strangers” concept?

    I am not blaming the parents for what happened to her at all. I’m just saying there is much to consider when deciding at what age you give them more freedom and also how much more freedom.

  • mom of 4

    Should I hate my parents right now for letting me walk or ride my bike around the neighborhood at that age? I mean, it sounds like they were being wildly irresponsible, based on some of the comments, here.

    Times have changed since we were kids though Athena. I think as a parent you have to consider many factors when choosing if your kids are old enough to safely walk out the door alone to go wherever they please. I agree at some point you have to cut the cord and give them some freedom but every kid has a different set of circumstances to consider. Is the neighborhood safe? Thats my number 1 consideration. They also have only lived in the US for a year so who knows if she could speak english if she needed to ask for help for whatever reason. How well did she know the neighborhood? Well enough to find her way home if she ventured too far? Is she aware of the “don’t talk to strangers” concept?

    I am not blaming the parents for what happened to her at all. I’m just saying there is much to consider when deciding at what age you give them more freedom and also how much more freedom.

  • mom of 4

    Should I hate my parents right now for letting me walk or ride my bike around the neighborhood at that age? I mean, it sounds like they were being wildly irresponsible, based on some of the comments, here.

    Times have changed since we were kids though Athena. I think as a parent you have to consider many factors when choosing if your kids are old enough to safely walk out the door alone to go wherever they please. I agree at some point you have to cut the cord and give them some freedom but every kid has a different set of circumstances to consider. Is the neighborhood safe? Thats my number 1 consideration. They also have only lived in the US for a year so who knows if she could speak english if she needed to ask for help for whatever reason. How well did she know the neighborhood? Well enough to find her way home if she ventured too far? Is she aware of the “don’t talk to strangers” concept?

    I am not blaming the parents for what happened to her at all. I’m just saying there is much to consider when deciding at what age you give them more freedom and also how much more freedom.

  • Athena

    Times have changed? Yeah! Crime rates have gone DOWN. :p Some times, I think this website potentially poisons parents, giving them an exaggerated perspective of what is going on in the world.

    I agree that a 6 year old should not have total and complete freedom, obviously. But to say that she’s too young to take a stroll in her own apartment complex? An apartment complex that she’s probably strolled around on numerous occasions? That strikes me as draconian.

    I also agree that there are many things to consider. I’m not addressing that, however, because if she knows English well enough to ask for help or knows not to talk to strangers is pure speculation. I’m addressing the blanket statement of “6 is too young to walk it off” that has been echoed throughout these posts.

  • Athena

    Times have changed? Yeah! Crime rates have gone DOWN. :p Some times, I think this website potentially poisons parents, giving them an exaggerated perspective of what is going on in the world.

    I agree that a 6 year old should not have total and complete freedom, obviously. But to say that she’s too young to take a stroll in her own apartment complex? An apartment complex that she’s probably strolled around on numerous occasions? That strikes me as draconian.

    I also agree that there are many things to consider. I’m not addressing that, however, because if she knows English well enough to ask for help or knows not to talk to strangers is pure speculation. I’m addressing the blanket statement of “6 is too young to walk it off” that has been echoed throughout these posts.

  • Athena

    Times have changed? Yeah! Crime rates have gone DOWN. :p Some times, I think this website potentially poisons parents, giving them an exaggerated perspective of what is going on in the world.

    I agree that a 6 year old should not have total and complete freedom, obviously. But to say that she’s too young to take a stroll in her own apartment complex? An apartment complex that she’s probably strolled around on numerous occasions? That strikes me as draconian.

    I also agree that there are many things to consider. I’m not addressing that, however, because if she knows English well enough to ask for help or knows not to talk to strangers is pure speculation. I’m addressing the blanket statement of “6 is too young to walk it off” that has been echoed throughout these posts.

  • Athena

    Times have changed? Yeah! Crime rates have gone DOWN. :p Some times, I think this website potentially poisons parents, giving them an exaggerated perspective of what is going on in the world.

    I agree that a 6 year old should not have total and complete freedom, obviously. But to say that she’s too young to take a stroll in her own apartment complex? An apartment complex that she’s probably strolled around on numerous occasions? That strikes me as draconian.

    I also agree that there are many things to consider. I’m not addressing that, however, because if she knows English well enough to ask for help or knows not to talk to strangers is pure speculation. I’m addressing the blanket statement of “6 is too young to walk it off” that has been echoed throughout these posts.

  • Athena

    Times have changed? Yeah! Crime rates have gone DOWN. :p Some times, I think this website potentially poisons parents, giving them an exaggerated perspective of what is going on in the world.

    I agree that a 6 year old should not have total and complete freedom, obviously. But to say that she’s too young to take a stroll in her own apartment complex? An apartment complex that she’s probably strolled around on numerous occasions? That strikes me as draconian.

    I also agree that there are many things to consider. I’m not addressing that, however, because if she knows English well enough to ask for help or knows not to talk to strangers is pure speculation. I’m addressing the blanket statement of “6 is too young to walk it off” that has been echoed throughout these posts.

  • Athena

    Times have changed? Yeah! Crime rates have gone DOWN. :p Some times, I think this website potentially poisons parents, giving them an exaggerated perspective of what is going on in the world.

    I agree that a 6 year old should not have total and complete freedom, obviously. But to say that she’s too young to take a stroll in her own apartment complex? An apartment complex that she’s probably strolled around on numerous occasions? That strikes me as draconian.

    I also agree that there are many things to consider. I’m not addressing that, however, because if she knows English well enough to ask for help or knows not to talk to strangers is pure speculation. I’m addressing the blanket statement of “6 is too young to walk it off” that has been echoed throughout these posts.

  • Athena

    Times have changed? Yeah! Crime rates have gone DOWN. :p Some times, I think this website potentially poisons parents, giving them an exaggerated perspective of what is going on in the world.

    I agree that a 6 year old should not have total and complete freedom, obviously. But to say that she’s too young to take a stroll in her own apartment complex? An apartment complex that she’s probably strolled around on numerous occasions? That strikes me as draconian.

    I also agree that there are many things to consider. I’m not addressing that, however, because if she knows English well enough to ask for help or knows not to talk to strangers is pure speculation. I’m addressing the blanket statement of “6 is too young to walk it off” that has been echoed throughout these posts.

  • Athena

    Times have changed? Yeah! Crime rates have gone DOWN. :p Some times, I think this website potentially poisons parents, giving them an exaggerated perspective of what is going on in the world.

    I agree that a 6 year old should not have total and complete freedom, obviously. But to say that she’s too young to take a stroll in her own apartment complex? An apartment complex that she’s probably strolled around on numerous occasions? That strikes me as draconian.

    I also agree that there are many things to consider. I’m not addressing that, however, because if she knows English well enough to ask for help or knows not to talk to strangers is pure speculation. I’m addressing the blanket statement of “6 is too young to walk it off” that has been echoed throughout these posts.

  • Kathy

    I don’t think it is exaggerated at all. Athena, you should know as well as anyone here that many people who come to this website have been touched by tragedy in their lives one way or another. So before many of us read about it here, or anywhere else, we have experienced it.

    Times have changed in that we don’t know our neighbors as well as we used to. And the crime rates you speak of, are they specifically for crimes against children? And if they are, have you entertained the thought that maybe they have gone down because parents have become more protective of their children?

    Again, I will do what it takes to keep my child safe and healthy. Maybe this girl did roam the apartment complex alone all the time. Maybe that is what made her a target. The perpetrators might have known that she was allowed out alone and people would not be concerned with her being missing for quite some time.

    Sorry. I have a 6 year old. I have observed her friends who are also the same ages. I don’t know many that would be allowed to wander off alone. Many are allowed past their front yards, but only in the company of a much older sibling.

    I am in no way putting the blame on the parents though. No one had a right to murder their child, even if we feel their judgment may have been a little off.

  • Kathy

    I don’t think it is exaggerated at all. Athena, you should know as well as anyone here that many people who come to this website have been touched by tragedy in their lives one way or another. So before many of us read about it here, or anywhere else, we have experienced it.

    Times have changed in that we don’t know our neighbors as well as we used to. And the crime rates you speak of, are they specifically for crimes against children? And if they are, have you entertained the thought that maybe they have gone down because parents have become more protective of their children?

    Again, I will do what it takes to keep my child safe and healthy. Maybe this girl did roam the apartment complex alone all the time. Maybe that is what made her a target. The perpetrators might have known that she was allowed out alone and people would not be concerned with her being missing for quite some time.

    Sorry. I have a 6 year old. I have observed her friends who are also the same ages. I don’t know many that would be allowed to wander off alone. Many are allowed past their front yards, but only in the company of a much older sibling.

    I am in no way putting the blame on the parents though. No one had a right to murder their child, even if we feel their judgment may have been a little off.

  • Kathy

    I don’t think it is exaggerated at all. Athena, you should know as well as anyone here that many people who come to this website have been touched by tragedy in their lives one way or another. So before many of us read about it here, or anywhere else, we have experienced it.

    Times have changed in that we don’t know our neighbors as well as we used to. And the crime rates you speak of, are they specifically for crimes against children? And if they are, have you entertained the thought that maybe they have gone down because parents have become more protective of their children?

    Again, I will do what it takes to keep my child safe and healthy. Maybe this girl did roam the apartment complex alone all the time. Maybe that is what made her a target. The perpetrators might have known that she was allowed out alone and people would not be concerned with her being missing for quite some time.

    Sorry. I have a 6 year old. I have observed her friends who are also the same ages. I don’t know many that would be allowed to wander off alone. Many are allowed past their front yards, but only in the company of a much older sibling.

    I am in no way putting the blame on the parents though. No one had a right to murder their child, even if we feel their judgment may have been a little off.

  • Kathy

    I don’t think it is exaggerated at all. Athena, you should know as well as anyone here that many people who come to this website have been touched by tragedy in their lives one way or another. So before many of us read about it here, or anywhere else, we have experienced it.

    Times have changed in that we don’t know our neighbors as well as we used to. And the crime rates you speak of, are they specifically for crimes against children? And if they are, have you entertained the thought that maybe they have gone down because parents have become more protective of their children?

    Again, I will do what it takes to keep my child safe and healthy. Maybe this girl did roam the apartment complex alone all the time. Maybe that is what made her a target. The perpetrators might have known that she was allowed out alone and people would not be concerned with her being missing for quite some time.

    Sorry. I have a 6 year old. I have observed her friends who are also the same ages. I don’t know many that would be allowed to wander off alone. Many are allowed past their front yards, but only in the company of a much older sibling.

    I am in no way putting the blame on the parents though. No one had a right to murder their child, even if we feel their judgment may have been a little off.

  • Kathy

    I don’t think it is exaggerated at all. Athena, you should know as well as anyone here that many people who come to this website have been touched by tragedy in their lives one way or another. So before many of us read about it here, or anywhere else, we have experienced it.

    Times have changed in that we don’t know our neighbors as well as we used to. And the crime rates you speak of, are they specifically for crimes against children? And if they are, have you entertained the thought that maybe they have gone down because parents have become more protective of their children?

    Again, I will do what it takes to keep my child safe and healthy. Maybe this girl did roam the apartment complex alone all the time. Maybe that is what made her a target. The perpetrators might have known that she was allowed out alone and people would not be concerned with her being missing for quite some time.

    Sorry. I have a 6 year old. I have observed her friends who are also the same ages. I don’t know many that would be allowed to wander off alone. Many are allowed past their front yards, but only in the company of a much older sibling.

    I am in no way putting the blame on the parents though. No one had a right to murder their child, even if we feel their judgment may have been a little off.

  • Kathy

    I don’t think it is exaggerated at all. Athena, you should know as well as anyone here that many people who come to this website have been touched by tragedy in their lives one way or another. So before many of us read about it here, or anywhere else, we have experienced it.

    Times have changed in that we don’t know our neighbors as well as we used to. And the crime rates you speak of, are they specifically for crimes against children? And if they are, have you entertained the thought that maybe they have gone down because parents have become more protective of their children?

    Again, I will do what it takes to keep my child safe and healthy. Maybe this girl did roam the apartment complex alone all the time. Maybe that is what made her a target. The perpetrators might have known that she was allowed out alone and people would not be concerned with her being missing for quite some time.

    Sorry. I have a 6 year old. I have observed her friends who are also the same ages. I don’t know many that would be allowed to wander off alone. Many are allowed past their front yards, but only in the company of a much older sibling.

    I am in no way putting the blame on the parents though. No one had a right to murder their child, even if we feel their judgment may have been a little off.

  • Kathy

    I don’t think it is exaggerated at all. Athena, you should know as well as anyone here that many people who come to this website have been touched by tragedy in their lives one way or another. So before many of us read about it here, or anywhere else, we have experienced it.

    Times have changed in that we don’t know our neighbors as well as we used to. And the crime rates you speak of, are they specifically for crimes against children? And if they are, have you entertained the thought that maybe they have gone down because parents have become more protective of their children?

    Again, I will do what it takes to keep my child safe and healthy. Maybe this girl did roam the apartment complex alone all the time. Maybe that is what made her a target. The perpetrators might have known that she was allowed out alone and people would not be concerned with her being missing for quite some time.

    Sorry. I have a 6 year old. I have observed her friends who are also the same ages. I don’t know many that would be allowed to wander off alone. Many are allowed past their front yards, but only in the company of a much older sibling.

    I am in no way putting the blame on the parents though. No one had a right to murder their child, even if we feel their judgment may have been a little off.

  • Kathy

    I don’t think it is exaggerated at all. Athena, you should know as well as anyone here that many people who come to this website have been touched by tragedy in their lives one way or another. So before many of us read about it here, or anywhere else, we have experienced it.

    Times have changed in that we don’t know our neighbors as well as we used to. And the crime rates you speak of, are they specifically for crimes against children? And if they are, have you entertained the thought that maybe they have gone down because parents have become more protective of their children?

    Again, I will do what it takes to keep my child safe and healthy. Maybe this girl did roam the apartment complex alone all the time. Maybe that is what made her a target. The perpetrators might have known that she was allowed out alone and people would not be concerned with her being missing for quite some time.

    Sorry. I have a 6 year old. I have observed her friends who are also the same ages. I don’t know many that would be allowed to wander off alone. Many are allowed past their front yards, but only in the company of a much older sibling.

    I am in no way putting the blame on the parents though. No one had a right to murder their child, even if we feel their judgment may have been a little off.

  • Kathy

    I don’t think it is exaggerated at all. Athena, you should know as well as anyone here that many people who come to this website have been touched by tragedy in their lives one way or another. So before many of us read about it here, or anywhere else, we have experienced it.

    Times have changed in that we don’t know our neighbors as well as we used to. And the crime rates you speak of, are they specifically for crimes against children? And if they are, have you entertained the thought that maybe they have gone down because parents have become more protective of their children?

    Again, I will do what it takes to keep my child safe and healthy. Maybe this girl did roam the apartment complex alone all the time. Maybe that is what made her a target. The perpetrators might have known that she was allowed out alone and people would not be concerned with her being missing for quite some time.

    Sorry. I have a 6 year old. I have observed her friends who are also the same ages. I don’t know many that would be allowed to wander off alone. Many are allowed past their front yards, but only in the company of a much older sibling.

    I am in no way putting the blame on the parents though. No one had a right to murder their child, even if we feel their judgment may have been a little off.

  • Kathy

    I don’t think it is exaggerated at all. Athena, you should know as well as anyone here that many people who come to this website have been touched by tragedy in their lives one way or another. So before many of us read about it here, or anywhere else, we have experienced it.

    Times have changed in that we don’t know our neighbors as well as we used to. And the crime rates you speak of, are they specifically for crimes against children? And if they are, have you entertained the thought that maybe they have gone down because parents have become more protective of their children?

    Again, I will do what it takes to keep my child safe and healthy. Maybe this girl did roam the apartment complex alone all the time. Maybe that is what made her a target. The perpetrators might have known that she was allowed out alone and people would not be concerned with her being missing for quite some time.

    Sorry. I have a 6 year old. I have observed her friends who are also the same ages. I don’t know many that would be allowed to wander off alone. Many are allowed past their front yards, but only in the company of a much older sibling.

    I am in no way putting the blame on the parents though. No one had a right to murder their child, even if we feel their judgment may have been a little off.

  • Kathy

    I don’t think it is exaggerated at all. Athena, you should know as well as anyone here that many people who come to this website have been touched by tragedy in their lives one way or another. So before many of us read about it here, or anywhere else, we have experienced it.

    Times have changed in that we don’t know our neighbors as well as we used to. And the crime rates you speak of, are they specifically for crimes against children? And if they are, have you entertained the thought that maybe they have gone down because parents have become more protective of their children?

    Again, I will do what it takes to keep my child safe and healthy. Maybe this girl did roam the apartment complex alone all the time. Maybe that is what made her a target. The perpetrators might have known that she was allowed out alone and people would not be concerned with her being missing for quite some time.

    Sorry. I have a 6 year old. I have observed her friends who are also the same ages. I don’t know many that would be allowed to wander off alone. Many are allowed past their front yards, but only in the company of a much older sibling.

    I am in no way putting the blame on the parents though. No one had a right to murder their child, even if we feel their judgment may have been a little off.

  • mom of 4

    Times have changed? Yeah! Crime rates have gone DOWN. :p Some times, I think this website potentially poisons parents, giving them an exaggerated perspective of what is going on in the world.

    LOL My bad, as I just realized I assumed you were the same age as me. :) Crime is up since I was 7 and crimes against children are up even more.

    Unfortunately my perspective of the world comes from working for the CAS (CPS for you) and now dealing with troubled teens. I see the worst of the worst for a living.

    I agree that a 6 year old should not have total and complete freedom, obviously. But to say that she’s too young to take a stroll in her own apartment complex? An apartment complex that she’s probably strolled around on numerous occasions? That strikes me as draconian.

    I have no idea what kind of neighborhood they lived in. From the story it says her father asked where she was planning to go and she did not answer him. I can’t assume her intentions were to stay within the complex.

    Either way, it seems it was not OK for her to be out wandering on her own in light of what happened. Again, I am not blaming the parents. The blame rests squarely on the shoulders of the 5 asshats in that apartment.

  • mom of 4

    Times have changed? Yeah! Crime rates have gone DOWN. :p Some times, I think this website potentially poisons parents, giving them an exaggerated perspective of what is going on in the world.

    LOL My bad, as I just realized I assumed you were the same age as me. :) Crime is up since I was 7 and crimes against children are up even more.

    Unfortunately my perspective of the world comes from working for the CAS (CPS for you) and now dealing with troubled teens. I see the worst of the worst for a living.

    I agree that a 6 year old should not have total and complete freedom, obviously. But to say that she’s too young to take a stroll in her own apartment complex? An apartment complex that she’s probably strolled around on numerous occasions? That strikes me as draconian.

    I have no idea what kind of neighborhood they lived in. From the story it says her father asked where she was planning to go and she did not answer him. I can’t assume her intentions were to stay within the complex.

    Either way, it seems it was not OK for her to be out wandering on her own in light of what happened. Again, I am not blaming the parents. The blame rests squarely on the shoulders of the 5 asshats in that apartment.

  • mom of 4

    Times have changed? Yeah! Crime rates have gone DOWN. :p Some times, I think this website potentially poisons parents, giving them an exaggerated perspective of what is going on in the world.

    LOL My bad, as I just realized I assumed you were the same age as me. :) Crime is up since I was 7 and crimes against children are up even more.

    Unfortunately my perspective of the world comes from working for the CAS (CPS for you) and now dealing with troubled teens. I see the worst of the worst for a living.

    I agree that a 6 year old should not have total and complete freedom, obviously. But to say that she’s too young to take a stroll in her own apartment complex? An apartment complex that she’s probably strolled around on numerous occasions? That strikes me as draconian.

    I have no idea what kind of neighborhood they lived in. From the story it says her father asked where she was planning to go and she did not answer him. I can’t assume her intentions were to stay within the complex.

    Either way, it seems it was not OK for her to be out wandering on her own in light of what happened. Again, I am not blaming the parents. The blame rests squarely on the shoulders of the 5 asshats in that apartment.

  • mom of 4

    Times have changed? Yeah! Crime rates have gone DOWN. :p Some times, I think this website potentially poisons parents, giving them an exaggerated perspective of what is going on in the world.

    LOL My bad, as I just realized I assumed you were the same age as me. :) Crime is up since I was 7 and crimes against children are up even more.

    Unfortunately my perspective of the world comes from working for the CAS (CPS for you) and now dealing with troubled teens. I see the worst of the worst for a living.

    I agree that a 6 year old should not have total and complete freedom, obviously. But to say that she’s too young to take a stroll in her own apartment complex? An apartment complex that she’s probably strolled around on numerous occasions? That strikes me as draconian.

    I have no idea what kind of neighborhood they lived in. From the story it says her father asked where she was planning to go and she did not answer him. I can’t assume her intentions were to stay within the complex.

    Either way, it seems it was not OK for her to be out wandering on her own in light of what happened. Again, I am not blaming the parents. The blame rests squarely on the shoulders of the 5 asshats in that apartment.

  • mom of 4

    Times have changed? Yeah! Crime rates have gone DOWN. :p Some times, I think this website potentially poisons parents, giving them an exaggerated perspective of what is going on in the world.

    LOL My bad, as I just realized I assumed you were the same age as me. :) Crime is up since I was 7 and crimes against children are up even more.

    Unfortunately my perspective of the world comes from working for the CAS (CPS for you) and now dealing with troubled teens. I see the worst of the worst for a living.

    I agree that a 6 year old should not have total and complete freedom, obviously. But to say that she’s too young to take a stroll in her own apartment complex? An apartment complex that she’s probably strolled around on numerous occasions? That strikes me as draconian.

    I have no idea what kind of neighborhood they lived in. From the story it says her father asked where she was planning to go and she did not answer him. I can’t assume her intentions were to stay within the complex.

    Either way, it seems it was not OK for her to be out wandering on her own in light of what happened. Again, I am not blaming the parents. The blame rests squarely on the shoulders of the 5 asshats in that apartment.

  • mom of 4

    Times have changed? Yeah! Crime rates have gone DOWN. :p Some times, I think this website potentially poisons parents, giving them an exaggerated perspective of what is going on in the world.

    LOL My bad, as I just realized I assumed you were the same age as me. :) Crime is up since I was 7 and crimes against children are up even more.

    Unfortunately my perspective of the world comes from working for the CAS (CPS for you) and now dealing with troubled teens. I see the worst of the worst for a living.

    I agree that a 6 year old should not have total and complete freedom, obviously. But to say that she’s too young to take a stroll in her own apartment complex? An apartment complex that she’s probably strolled around on numerous occasions? That strikes me as draconian.

    I have no idea what kind of neighborhood they lived in. From the story it says her father asked where she was planning to go and she did not answer him. I can’t assume her intentions were to stay within the complex.

    Either way, it seems it was not OK for her to be out wandering on her own in light of what happened. Again, I am not blaming the parents. The blame rests squarely on the shoulders of the 5 asshats in that apartment.

  • mom of 4

    Times have changed? Yeah! Crime rates have gone DOWN. :p Some times, I think this website potentially poisons parents, giving them an exaggerated perspective of what is going on in the world.

    LOL My bad, as I just realized I assumed you were the same age as me. :) Crime is up since I was 7 and crimes against children are up even more.

    Unfortunately my perspective of the world comes from working for the CAS (CPS for you) and now dealing with troubled teens. I see the worst of the worst for a living.

    I agree that a 6 year old should not have total and complete freedom, obviously. But to say that she’s too young to take a stroll in her own apartment complex? An apartment complex that she’s probably strolled around on numerous occasions? That strikes me as draconian.

    I have no idea what kind of neighborhood they lived in. From the story it says her father asked where she was planning to go and she did not answer him. I can’t assume her intentions were to stay within the complex.

    Either way, it seems it was not OK for her to be out wandering on her own in light of what happened. Again, I am not blaming the parents. The blame rests squarely on the shoulders of the 5 asshats in that apartment.

  • mommyto3luckyme

    7 IS too young to be allowed to walk off on your own, IMO.

    My oldest is 6 1/2 years old. I have never let her even go in the backyard alone. I may be over protective but I will be damned if she ends up being kidnapped, tortured, raped, murdered or just disappears & I have to live the rest of my life in misery & guilt without her.

    I am 29 but when I was growing up I was allowed to go around alone in stores, walk around my neighborhood for hours alone, etc. I just had to be home when the street lights came on at night. Times have definitely changed. Crimes rates have gone down? Where? Not where I live that’s for sure.

    While it is sad that we have to live this way I would feel a hell of a lot worse knowing my child was murdered because I gave her some extra freedom that allowed some sick fuck to snuff out the light of my life.

    That said I don’t blame the parents. Hindsight is 20/20 so I am sure that Dad feels awful. But she is gone because of those men.

    After having a child I understand that saying it takes a village to raise a child these days it’s too bad we can’t trust our neighbors to keep a watchful eye out for our children. Instead we have to worry they are waiting to molest & kill them.

  • mommyto3luckyme

    7 IS too young to be allowed to walk off on your own, IMO.

    My oldest is 6 1/2 years old. I have never let her even go in the backyard alone. I may be over protective but I will be damned if she ends up being kidnapped, tortured, raped, murdered or just disappears & I have to live the rest of my life in misery & guilt without her.

    I am 29 but when I was growing up I was allowed to go around alone in stores, walk around my neighborhood for hours alone, etc. I just had to be home when the street lights came on at night. Times have definitely changed. Crimes rates have gone down? Where? Not where I live that’s for sure.

    While it is sad that we have to live this way I would feel a hell of a lot worse knowing my child was murdered because I gave her some extra freedom that allowed some sick fuck to snuff out the light of my life.

    That said I don’t blame the parents. Hindsight is 20/20 so I am sure that Dad feels awful. But she is gone because of those men.

    After having a child I understand that saying it takes a village to raise a child these days it’s too bad we can’t trust our neighbors to keep a watchful eye out for our children. Instead we have to worry they are waiting to molest & kill them.

  • mommyto3luckyme

    7 IS too young to be allowed to walk off on your own, IMO.

    My oldest is 6 1/2 years old. I have never let her even go in the backyard alone. I may be over protective but I will be damned if she ends up being kidnapped, tortured, raped, murdered or just disappears & I have to live the rest of my life in misery & guilt without her.

    I am 29 but when I was growing up I was allowed to go around alone in stores, walk around my neighborhood for hours alone, etc. I just had to be home when the street lights came on at night. Times have definitely changed. Crimes rates have gone down? Where? Not where I live that’s for sure.

    While it is sad that we have to live this way I would feel a hell of a lot worse knowing my child was murdered because I gave her some extra freedom that allowed some sick fuck to snuff out the light of my life.

    That said I don’t blame the parents. Hindsight is 20/20 so I am sure that Dad feels awful. But she is gone because of those men.

    After having a child I understand that saying it takes a village to raise a child these days it’s too bad we can’t trust our neighbors to keep a watchful eye out for our children. Instead we have to worry they are waiting to molest & kill them.

  • mom of 4

    Times have changed? Yeah! Crime rates have gone DOWN. :p Some times, I think this website potentially poisons parents, giving them an exaggerated perspective of what is going on in the world.

    LOL My bad, as I just realized I assumed you were the same age as me. :) Crime is up since I was 7 and crimes against children are up even more.

    Unfortunately my perspective of the world comes from working for the CAS (CPS for you) and now dealing with troubled teens. I see the worst of the worst for a living.

    I agree that a 6 year old should not have total and complete freedom, obviously. But to say that she’s too young to take a stroll in her own apartment complex? An apartment complex that she’s probably strolled around on numerous occasions? That strikes me as draconian.

    I have no idea what kind of neighborhood they lived in. From the story it says her father asked where she was planning to go and she did not answer him. I can’t assume her intentions were to stay within the complex.

    Either way, it seems it was not OK for her to be out wandering on her own in light of what happened. Again, I am not blaming the parents. The blame rests squarely on the shoulders of the 5 asshats in that apartment.

  • mommyto3luckyme

    7 IS too young to be allowed to walk off on your own, IMO.

    My oldest is 6 1/2 years old. I have never let her even go in the backyard alone. I may be over protective but I will be damned if she ends up being kidnapped, tortured, raped, murdered or just disappears & I have to live the rest of my life in misery & guilt without her.

    I am 29 but when I was growing up I was allowed to go around alone in stores, walk around my neighborhood for hours alone, etc. I just had to be home when the street lights came on at night. Times have definitely changed. Crimes rates have gone down? Where? Not where I live that’s for sure.

    While it is sad that we have to live this way I would feel a hell of a lot worse knowing my child was murdered because I gave her some extra freedom that allowed some sick fuck to snuff out the light of my life.

    That said I don’t blame the parents. Hindsight is 20/20 so I am sure that Dad feels awful. But she is gone because of those men.

    After having a child I understand that saying it takes a village to raise a child these days it’s too bad we can’t trust our neighbors to keep a watchful eye out for our children. Instead we have to worry they are waiting to molest & kill them.

  • mommyto3luckyme

    7 IS too young to be allowed to walk off on your own, IMO.

    My oldest is 6 1/2 years old. I have never let her even go in the backyard alone. I may be over protective but I will be damned if she ends up being kidnapped, tortured, raped, murdered or just disappears & I have to live the rest of my life in misery & guilt without her.

    I am 29 but when I was growing up I was allowed to go around alone in stores, walk around my neighborhood for hours alone, etc. I just had to be home when the street lights came on at night. Times have definitely changed. Crimes rates have gone down? Where? Not where I live that’s for sure.

    While it is sad that we have to live this way I would feel a hell of a lot worse knowing my child was murdered because I gave her some extra freedom that allowed some sick fuck to snuff out the light of my life.

    That said I don’t blame the parents. Hindsight is 20/20 so I am sure that Dad feels awful. But she is gone because of those men.

    After having a child I understand that saying it takes a village to raise a child these days it’s too bad we can’t trust our neighbors to keep a watchful eye out for our children. Instead we have to worry they are waiting to molest & kill them.

  • mommyto3luckyme

    7 IS too young to be allowed to walk off on your own, IMO.

    My oldest is 6 1/2 years old. I have never let her even go in the backyard alone. I may be over protective but I will be damned if she ends up being kidnapped, tortured, raped, murdered or just disappears & I have to live the rest of my life in misery & guilt without her.

    I am 29 but when I was growing up I was allowed to go around alone in stores, walk around my neighborhood for hours alone, etc. I just had to be home when the street lights came on at night. Times have definitely changed. Crimes rates have gone down? Where? Not where I live that’s for sure.

    While it is sad that we have to live this way I would feel a hell of a lot worse knowing my child was murdered because I gave her some extra freedom that allowed some sick fuck to snuff out the light of my life.

    That said I don’t blame the parents. Hindsight is 20/20 so I am sure that Dad feels awful. But she is gone because of those men.

    After having a child I understand that saying it takes a village to raise a child these days it’s too bad we can’t trust our neighbors to keep a watchful eye out for our children. Instead we have to worry they are waiting to molest & kill them.

  • mommyto3luckyme

    7 IS too young to be allowed to walk off on your own, IMO.

    My oldest is 6 1/2 years old. I have never let her even go in the backyard alone. I may be over protective but I will be damned if she ends up being kidnapped, tortured, raped, murdered or just disappears & I have to live the rest of my life in misery & guilt without her.

    I am 29 but when I was growing up I was allowed to go around alone in stores, walk around my neighborhood for hours alone, etc. I just had to be home when the street lights came on at night. Times have definitely changed. Crimes rates have gone down? Where? Not where I live that’s for sure.

    While it is sad that we have to live this way I would feel a hell of a lot worse knowing my child was murdered because I gave her some extra freedom that allowed some sick fuck to snuff out the light of my life.

    That said I don’t blame the parents. Hindsight is 20/20 so I am sure that Dad feels awful. But she is gone because of those men.

    After having a child I understand that saying it takes a village to raise a child these days it’s too bad we can’t trust our neighbors to keep a watchful eye out for our children. Instead we have to worry they are waiting to molest & kill them.

  • mommyto3luckyme

    7 IS too young to be allowed to walk off on your own, IMO.

    My oldest is 6 1/2 years old. I have never let her even go in the backyard alone. I may be over protective but I will be damned if she ends up being kidnapped, tortured, raped, murdered or just disappears & I have to live the rest of my life in misery & guilt without her.

    I am 29 but when I was growing up I was allowed to go around alone in stores, walk around my neighborhood for hours alone, etc. I just had to be home when the street lights came on at night. Times have definitely changed. Crimes rates have gone down? Where? Not where I live that’s for sure.

    While it is sad that we have to live this way I would feel a hell of a lot worse knowing my child was murdered because I gave her some extra freedom that allowed some sick fuck to snuff out the light of my life.

    That said I don’t blame the parents. Hindsight is 20/20 so I am sure that Dad feels awful. But she is gone because of those men.

    After having a child I understand that saying it takes a village to raise a child these days it’s too bad we can’t trust our neighbors to keep a watchful eye out for our children. Instead we have to worry they are waiting to molest & kill them.

  • mom of 4

    Times have changed? Yeah! Crime rates have gone DOWN. :p Some times, I think this website potentially poisons parents, giving them an exaggerated perspective of what is going on in the world.

    LOL My bad, as I just realized I assumed you were the same age as me. :) Crime is up since I was 7 and crimes against children are up even more.

    Unfortunately my perspective of the world comes from working for the CAS (CPS for you) and now dealing with troubled teens. I see the worst of the worst for a living.

    I agree that a 6 year old should not have total and complete freedom, obviously. But to say that she’s too young to take a stroll in her own apartment complex? An apartment complex that she’s probably strolled around on numerous occasions? That strikes me as draconian.

    I have no idea what kind of neighborhood they lived in. From the story it says her father asked where she was planning to go and she did not answer him. I can’t assume her intentions were to stay within the complex.

    Either way, it seems it was not OK for her to be out wandering on her own in light of what happened. Again, I am not blaming the parents. The blame rests squarely on the shoulders of the 5 asshats in that apartment.

  • mommyto3luckyme

    7 IS too young to be allowed to walk off on your own, IMO.

    My oldest is 6 1/2 years old. I have never let her even go in the backyard alone. I may be over protective but I will be damned if she ends up being kidnapped, tortured, raped, murdered or just disappears & I have to live the rest of my life in misery & guilt without her.

    I am 29 but when I was growing up I was allowed to go around alone in stores, walk around my neighborhood for hours alone, etc. I just had to be home when the street lights came on at night. Times have definitely changed. Crimes rates have gone down? Where? Not where I live that’s for sure.

    While it is sad that we have to live this way I would feel a hell of a lot worse knowing my child was murdered because I gave her some extra freedom that allowed some sick fuck to snuff out the light of my life.

    That said I don’t blame the parents. Hindsight is 20/20 so I am sure that Dad feels awful. But she is gone because of those men.

    After having a child I understand that saying it takes a village to raise a child these days it’s too bad we can’t trust our neighbors to keep a watchful eye out for our children. Instead we have to worry they are waiting to molest & kill them.

  • sherrz

    Times have changed? Yeah! Crime rates have gone DOWN. :p Some times, I think this website potentially poisons parents, giving them an exaggerated perspective of what is going on in the world.

    hahaha I don’t know where you are living, but where I live, times have DEFINITELY changed. Our crime rate has almost tripled since I was younger. When I was between the ages of 7-9 (now mind you, I’m not that old now — I’m 22) it was no big deal for my parents to say it was okay to play in the backyard or on the sidewalk in front of my house until the street lights came on.

    Once my daughter is that age (she’ll be 1 on the 12th) I can’t even imagine what things will be like then, as far as child crimes and just regular crimes period.

    I’m somewhat new to this site as far as commenting (been reading for quite some time but never commented), so I’d just like to say hello to everyone as well :)

  • sherrz

    Times have changed? Yeah! Crime rates have gone DOWN. :p Some times, I think this website potentially poisons parents, giving them an exaggerated perspective of what is going on in the world.

    hahaha I don’t know where you are living, but where I live, times have DEFINITELY changed. Our crime rate has almost tripled since I was younger. When I was between the ages of 7-9 (now mind you, I’m not that old now — I’m 22) it was no big deal for my parents to say it was okay to play in the backyard or on the sidewalk in front of my house until the street lights came on.

    Once my daughter is that age (she’ll be 1 on the 12th) I can’t even imagine what things will be like then, as far as child crimes and just regular crimes period.

    I’m somewhat new to this site as far as commenting (been reading for quite some time but never commented), so I’d just like to say hello to everyone as well :)

  • sherrz

    Times have changed? Yeah! Crime rates have gone DOWN. :p Some times, I think this website potentially poisons parents, giving them an exaggerated perspective of what is going on in the world.

    hahaha I don’t know where you are living, but where I live, times have DEFINITELY changed. Our crime rate has almost tripled since I was younger. When I was between the ages of 7-9 (now mind you, I’m not that old now — I’m 22) it was no big deal for my parents to say it was okay to play in the backyard or on the sidewalk in front of my house until the street lights came on.

    Once my daughter is that age (she’ll be 1 on the 12th) I can’t even imagine what things will be like then, as far as child crimes and just regular crimes period.

    I’m somewhat new to this site as far as commenting (been reading for quite some time but never commented), so I’d just like to say hello to everyone as well :)

  • sherrz

    Times have changed? Yeah! Crime rates have gone DOWN. :p Some times, I think this website potentially poisons parents, giving them an exaggerated perspective of what is going on in the world.

    hahaha I don’t know where you are living, but where I live, times have DEFINITELY changed. Our crime rate has almost tripled since I was younger. When I was between the ages of 7-9 (now mind you, I’m not that old now — I’m 22) it was no big deal for my parents to say it was okay to play in the backyard or on the sidewalk in front of my house until the street lights came on.

    Once my daughter is that age (she’ll be 1 on the 12th) I can’t even imagine what things will be like then, as far as child crimes and just regular crimes period.

    I’m somewhat new to this site as far as commenting (been reading for quite some time but never commented), so I’d just like to say hello to everyone as well :)

  • sherrz

    Times have changed? Yeah! Crime rates have gone DOWN. :p Some times, I think this website potentially poisons parents, giving them an exaggerated perspective of what is going on in the world.

    hahaha I don’t know where you are living, but where I live, times have DEFINITELY changed. Our crime rate has almost tripled since I was younger. When I was between the ages of 7-9 (now mind you, I’m not that old now — I’m 22) it was no big deal for my parents to say it was okay to play in the backyard or on the sidewalk in front of my house until the street lights came on.

    Once my daughter is that age (she’ll be 1 on the 12th) I can’t even imagine what things will be like then, as far as child crimes and just regular crimes period.

    I’m somewhat new to this site as far as commenting (been reading for quite some time but never commented), so I’d just like to say hello to everyone as well :)

  • sherrz

    Times have changed? Yeah! Crime rates have gone DOWN. :p Some times, I think this website potentially poisons parents, giving them an exaggerated perspective of what is going on in the world.

    hahaha I don’t know where you are living, but where I live, times have DEFINITELY changed. Our crime rate has almost tripled since I was younger. When I was between the ages of 7-9 (now mind you, I’m not that old now — I’m 22) it was no big deal for my parents to say it was okay to play in the backyard or on the sidewalk in front of my house until the street lights came on.

    Once my daughter is that age (she’ll be 1 on the 12th) I can’t even imagine what things will be like then, as far as child crimes and just regular crimes period.

    I’m somewhat new to this site as far as commenting (been reading for quite some time but never commented), so I’d just like to say hello to everyone as well :)

  • sherrz

    Times have changed? Yeah! Crime rates have gone DOWN. :p Some times, I think this website potentially poisons parents, giving them an exaggerated perspective of what is going on in the world.

    hahaha I don’t know where you are living, but where I live, times have DEFINITELY changed. Our crime rate has almost tripled since I was younger. When I was between the ages of 7-9 (now mind you, I’m not that old now — I’m 22) it was no big deal for my parents to say it was okay to play in the backyard or on the sidewalk in front of my house until the street lights came on.

    Once my daughter is that age (she’ll be 1 on the 12th) I can’t even imagine what things will be like then, as far as child crimes and just regular crimes period.

    I’m somewhat new to this site as far as commenting (been reading for quite some time but never commented), so I’d just like to say hello to everyone as well :)

  • sherrz

    Times have changed? Yeah! Crime rates have gone DOWN. :p Some times, I think this website potentially poisons parents, giving them an exaggerated perspective of what is going on in the world.

    hahaha I don’t know where you are living, but where I live, times have DEFINITELY changed. Our crime rate has almost tripled since I was younger. When I was between the ages of 7-9 (now mind you, I’m not that old now — I’m 22) it was no big deal for my parents to say it was okay to play in the backyard or on the sidewalk in front of my house until the street lights came on.

    Once my daughter is that age (she’ll be 1 on the 12th) I can’t even imagine what things will be like then, as far as child crimes and just regular crimes period.

    I’m somewhat new to this site as far as commenting (been reading for quite some time but never commented), so I’d just like to say hello to everyone as well :)

  • sherrz

    Times have changed? Yeah! Crime rates have gone DOWN. :p Some times, I think this website potentially poisons parents, giving them an exaggerated perspective of what is going on in the world.

    hahaha I don’t know where you are living, but where I live, times have DEFINITELY changed. Our crime rate has almost tripled since I was younger. When I was between the ages of 7-9 (now mind you, I’m not that old now — I’m 22) it was no big deal for my parents to say it was okay to play in the backyard or on the sidewalk in front of my house until the street lights came on.

    Once my daughter is that age (she’ll be 1 on the 12th) I can’t even imagine what things will be like then, as far as child crimes and just regular crimes period.

    I’m somewhat new to this site as far as commenting (been reading for quite some time but never commented), so I’d just like to say hello to everyone as well :)

  • sherrz

    Times have changed? Yeah! Crime rates have gone DOWN. :p Some times, I think this website potentially poisons parents, giving them an exaggerated perspective of what is going on in the world.

    hahaha I don’t know where you are living, but where I live, times have DEFINITELY changed. Our crime rate has almost tripled since I was younger. When I was between the ages of 7-9 (now mind you, I’m not that old now — I’m 22) it was no big deal for my parents to say it was okay to play in the backyard or on the sidewalk in front of my house until the street lights came on.

    Once my daughter is that age (she’ll be 1 on the 12th) I can’t even imagine what things will be like then, as far as child crimes and just regular crimes period.

    I’m somewhat new to this site as far as commenting (been reading for quite some time but never commented), so I’d just like to say hello to everyone as well :)

  • sherrz

    Times have changed? Yeah! Crime rates have gone DOWN. :p Some times, I think this website potentially poisons parents, giving them an exaggerated perspective of what is going on in the world.

    hahaha I don’t know where you are living, but where I live, times have DEFINITELY changed. Our crime rate has almost tripled since I was younger. When I was between the ages of 7-9 (now mind you, I’m not that old now — I’m 22) it was no big deal for my parents to say it was okay to play in the backyard or on the sidewalk in front of my house until the street lights came on.

    Once my daughter is that age (she’ll be 1 on the 12th) I can’t even imagine what things will be like then, as far as child crimes and just regular crimes period.

    I’m somewhat new to this site as far as commenting (been reading for quite some time but never commented), so I’d just like to say hello to everyone as well :)

  • mom of 4

    I’m somewhat new to this site as far as commenting (been reading for quite some time but never commented), so I’d just like to say hello to everyone as well

    Welcome Sherrz! :)

  • mom of 4

    I’m somewhat new to this site as far as commenting (been reading for quite some time but never commented), so I’d just like to say hello to everyone as well

    Welcome Sherrz! :)

  • mom of 4

    I’m somewhat new to this site as far as commenting (been reading for quite some time but never commented), so I’d just like to say hello to everyone as well

    Welcome Sherrz! :)

  • mom of 4

    I’m somewhat new to this site as far as commenting (been reading for quite some time but never commented), so I’d just like to say hello to everyone as well

    Welcome Sherrz! :)

  • mom of 4

    I’m somewhat new to this site as far as commenting (been reading for quite some time but never commented), so I’d just like to say hello to everyone as well

    Welcome Sherrz! :)

  • mom of 4

    I’m somewhat new to this site as far as commenting (been reading for quite some time but never commented), so I’d just like to say hello to everyone as well

    Welcome Sherrz! :)

  • mom of 4

    I’m somewhat new to this site as far as commenting (been reading for quite some time but never commented), so I’d just like to say hello to everyone as well

    Welcome Sherrz! :)

  • mom of 4

    I’m somewhat new to this site as far as commenting (been reading for quite some time but never commented), so I’d just like to say hello to everyone as well

    Welcome Sherrz! :)

  • mom of 4

    I’m somewhat new to this site as far as commenting (been reading for quite some time but never commented), so I’d just like to say hello to everyone as well

    Welcome Sherrz! :)

  • mom of 4

    I’m somewhat new to this site as far as commenting (been reading for quite some time but never commented), so I’d just like to say hello to everyone as well

    Welcome Sherrz! :)

  • Athena

    http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/glance/vage.htm

    Teens and young adults suffer the highest rates of victimization, but even those are down significantly since 1973, when they began recording this kind of data.

    Bottom line – you are significantly less likely to be victimized now than you were in ’73 or ’83 or even ’93.

    Is it because parents are being more protective? I can’t say. I don’t know that most parents ARE being more protective. I’d say it likely has more to do with incarceration rates and law enforcement, myself.

    I currently live in a big apartment complex and I’m always seeing young kids hanging around. I got accosed by one just yesterday who I had to teach how to approach a dog. He couldn’t have been older than 7, and he rushed my dog trying to pet her. I had to explain how one should never approach a strange dog quickly and should instead calmly hold a hand out to the dog so that it can smell him. When it starts wagging his tail, he’s probably okay to pet it. He followed directions well, then shook me down for some of the gum I was chewing.

    I realize that I may be pretty severely biased. The kids on my block who weren’t allowed the freedom I was hit 18 like a brick wall. I’d just hate to think parents are crippling their children because they read stories like these and think that it’s more common than it is.

  • Athena

    http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/glance/vage.htm

    Teens and young adults suffer the highest rates of victimization, but even those are down significantly since 1973, when they began recording this kind of data.

    Bottom line – you are significantly less likely to be victimized now than you were in ’73 or ’83 or even ’93.

    Is it because parents are being more protective? I can’t say. I don’t know that most parents ARE being more protective. I’d say it likely has more to do with incarceration rates and law enforcement, myself.

    I currently live in a big apartment complex and I’m always seeing young kids hanging around. I got accosed by one just yesterday who I had to teach how to approach a dog. He couldn’t have been older than 7, and he rushed my dog trying to pet her. I had to explain how one should never approach a strange dog quickly and should instead calmly hold a hand out to the dog so that it can smell him. When it starts wagging his tail, he’s probably okay to pet it. He followed directions well, then shook me down for some of the gum I was chewing.

    I realize that I may be pretty severely biased. The kids on my block who weren’t allowed the freedom I was hit 18 like a brick wall. I’d just hate to think parents are crippling their children because they read stories like these and think that it’s more common than it is.

  • Athena

    http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/glance/vage.htm

    Teens and young adults suffer the highest rates of victimization, but even those are down significantly since 1973, when they began recording this kind of data.

    Bottom line – you are significantly less likely to be victimized now than you were in ’73 or ’83 or even ’93.

    Is it because parents are being more protective? I can’t say. I don’t know that most parents ARE being more protective. I’d say it likely has more to do with incarceration rates and law enforcement, myself.

    I currently live in a big apartment complex and I’m always seeing young kids hanging around. I got accosed by one just yesterday who I had to teach how to approach a dog. He couldn’t have been older than 7, and he rushed my dog trying to pet her. I had to explain how one should never approach a strange dog quickly and should instead calmly hold a hand out to the dog so that it can smell him. When it starts wagging his tail, he’s probably okay to pet it. He followed directions well, then shook me down for some of the gum I was chewing.

    I realize that I may be pretty severely biased. The kids on my block who weren’t allowed the freedom I was hit 18 like a brick wall. I’d just hate to think parents are crippling their children because they read stories like these and think that it’s more common than it is.

  • Athena

    http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/glance/vage.htm

    Teens and young adults suffer the highest rates of victimization, but even those are down significantly since 1973, when they began recording this kind of data.

    Bottom line – you are significantly less likely to be victimized now than you were in ’73 or ’83 or even ’93.

    Is it because parents are being more protective? I can’t say. I don’t know that most parents ARE being more protective. I’d say it likely has more to do with incarceration rates and law enforcement, myself.

    I currently live in a big apartment complex and I’m always seeing young kids hanging around. I got accosed by one just yesterday who I had to teach how to approach a dog. He couldn’t have been older than 7, and he rushed my dog trying to pet her. I had to explain how one should never approach a strange dog quickly and should instead calmly hold a hand out to the dog so that it can smell him. When it starts wagging his tail, he’s probably okay to pet it. He followed directions well, then shook me down for some of the gum I was chewing.

    I realize that I may be pretty severely biased. The kids on my block who weren’t allowed the freedom I was hit 18 like a brick wall. I’d just hate to think parents are crippling their children because they read stories like these and think that it’s more common than it is.

  • Athena

    http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/glance/vage.htm

    Teens and young adults suffer the highest rates of victimization, but even those are down significantly since 1973, when they began recording this kind of data.

    Bottom line – you are significantly less likely to be victimized now than you were in ’73 or ’83 or even ’93.

    Is it because parents are being more protective? I can’t say. I don’t know that most parents ARE being more protective. I’d say it likely has more to do with incarceration rates and law enforcement, myself.

    I currently live in a big apartment complex and I’m always seeing young kids hanging around. I got accosed by one just yesterday who I had to teach how to approach a dog. He couldn’t have been older than 7, and he rushed my dog trying to pet her. I had to explain how one should never approach a strange dog quickly and should instead calmly hold a hand out to the dog so that it can smell him. When it starts wagging his tail, he’s probably okay to pet it. He followed directions well, then shook me down for some of the gum I was chewing.

    I realize that I may be pretty severely biased. The kids on my block who weren’t allowed the freedom I was hit 18 like a brick wall. I’d just hate to think parents are crippling their children because they read stories like these and think that it’s more common than it is.

  • Athena

    http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/glance/vage.htm

    Teens and young adults suffer the highest rates of victimization, but even those are down significantly since 1973, when they began recording this kind of data.

    Bottom line – you are significantly less likely to be victimized now than you were in ’73 or ’83 or even ’93.

    Is it because parents are being more protective? I can’t say. I don’t know that most parents ARE being more protective. I’d say it likely has more to do with incarceration rates and law enforcement, myself.

    I currently live in a big apartment complex and I’m always seeing young kids hanging around. I got accosed by one just yesterday who I had to teach how to approach a dog. He couldn’t have been older than 7, and he rushed my dog trying to pet her. I had to explain how one should never approach a strange dog quickly and should instead calmly hold a hand out to the dog so that it can smell him. When it starts wagging his tail, he’s probably okay to pet it. He followed directions well, then shook me down for some of the gum I was chewing.

    I realize that I may be pretty severely biased. The kids on my block who weren’t allowed the freedom I was hit 18 like a brick wall. I’d just hate to think parents are crippling their children because they read stories like these and think that it’s more common than it is.

  • Athena

    http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/glance/vage.htm

    Teens and young adults suffer the highest rates of victimization, but even those are down significantly since 1973, when they began recording this kind of data.

    Bottom line – you are significantly less likely to be victimized now than you were in ’73 or ’83 or even ’93.

    Is it because parents are being more protective? I can’t say. I don’t know that most parents ARE being more protective. I’d say it likely has more to do with incarceration rates and law enforcement, myself.

    I currently live in a big apartment complex and I’m always seeing young kids hanging around. I got accosed by one just yesterday who I had to teach how to approach a dog. He couldn’t have been older than 7, and he rushed my dog trying to pet her. I had to explain how one should never approach a strange dog quickly and should instead calmly hold a hand out to the dog so that it can smell him. When it starts wagging his tail, he’s probably okay to pet it. He followed directions well, then shook me down for some of the gum I was chewing.

    I realize that I may be pretty severely biased. The kids on my block who weren’t allowed the freedom I was hit 18 like a brick wall. I’d just hate to think parents are crippling their children because they read stories like these and think that it’s more common than it is.

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  • Athena

    hahaha I don’t know where you are living, but where I live, times have DEFINITELY changed. Our crime rate has almost tripled since I was younger.

    First off, welcome, Sherrz! :)

    As to your comment, of course it depends on your specific municipality. I was talking national crime rates. In specific areas, crime rates fluctuate. I live in Seattle and there aren’t many major cities in America with lower crime rates. Salt Lake City’s violent crime rate is not substantially higher than Seattle’s.

    If you live in Atlanta or D.C. or Oakland or something, obviously, your experience will be a bit different.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_cities_by_crime_rate

  • Athena

    hahaha I don’t know where you are living, but where I live, times have DEFINITELY changed. Our crime rate has almost tripled since I was younger.

    First off, welcome, Sherrz! :)

    As to your comment, of course it depends on your specific municipality. I was talking national crime rates. In specific areas, crime rates fluctuate. I live in Seattle and there aren’t many major cities in America with lower crime rates. Salt Lake City’s violent crime rate is not substantially higher than Seattle’s.

    If you live in Atlanta or D.C. or Oakland or something, obviously, your experience will be a bit different.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_cities_by_crime_rate

  • Athena

    hahaha I don’t know where you are living, but where I live, times have DEFINITELY changed. Our crime rate has almost tripled since I was younger.

    First off, welcome, Sherrz! :)

    As to your comment, of course it depends on your specific municipality. I was talking national crime rates. In specific areas, crime rates fluctuate. I live in Seattle and there aren’t many major cities in America with lower crime rates. Salt Lake City’s violent crime rate is not substantially higher than Seattle’s.

    If you live in Atlanta or D.C. or Oakland or something, obviously, your experience will be a bit different.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_cities_by_crime_rate

  • Athena

    hahaha I don’t know where you are living, but where I live, times have DEFINITELY changed. Our crime rate has almost tripled since I was younger.

    First off, welcome, Sherrz! :)

    As to your comment, of course it depends on your specific municipality. I was talking national crime rates. In specific areas, crime rates fluctuate. I live in Seattle and there aren’t many major cities in America with lower crime rates. Salt Lake City’s violent crime rate is not substantially higher than Seattle’s.

    If you live in Atlanta or D.C. or Oakland or something, obviously, your experience will be a bit different.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_cities_by_crime_rate

  • Athena

    hahaha I don’t know where you are living, but where I live, times have DEFINITELY changed. Our crime rate has almost tripled since I was younger.

    First off, welcome, Sherrz! :)

    As to your comment, of course it depends on your specific municipality. I was talking national crime rates. In specific areas, crime rates fluctuate. I live in Seattle and there aren’t many major cities in America with lower crime rates. Salt Lake City’s violent crime rate is not substantially higher than Seattle’s.

    If you live in Atlanta or D.C. or Oakland or something, obviously, your experience will be a bit different.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_cities_by_crime_rate

  • Athena

    hahaha I don’t know where you are living, but where I live, times have DEFINITELY changed. Our crime rate has almost tripled since I was younger.

    First off, welcome, Sherrz! :)

    As to your comment, of course it depends on your specific municipality. I was talking national crime rates. In specific areas, crime rates fluctuate. I live in Seattle and there aren’t many major cities in America with lower crime rates. Salt Lake City’s violent crime rate is not substantially higher than Seattle’s.

    If you live in Atlanta or D.C. or Oakland or something, obviously, your experience will be a bit different.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_cities_by_crime_rate

  • Kathy

    I realize that I may be pretty severely biased. The kids on my block who weren’t allowed the freedom I was hit 18 like a brick wall. I’d just hate to think parents are crippling their children because they read stories like these and think that it’s more common than it is.

    I don’t plan on keeping my child chained up in the backyard forever. Just a little bit longer. ;)
    I was sheltered to a certain extent. I was not allowed to leave our yard, etc. I was not allowed to spend the night at friends houses until I was 16! But I had a job and could participate in school activities. 3 months after I turned 18, I was out of my house completely on my own. I knew about the world. My parents exposed me to it in different ways.

  • Kathy

    I realize that I may be pretty severely biased. The kids on my block who weren’t allowed the freedom I was hit 18 like a brick wall. I’d just hate to think parents are crippling their children because they read stories like these and think that it’s more common than it is.

    I don’t plan on keeping my child chained up in the backyard forever. Just a little bit longer. ;)
    I was sheltered to a certain extent. I was not allowed to leave our yard, etc. I was not allowed to spend the night at friends houses until I was 16! But I had a job and could participate in school activities. 3 months after I turned 18, I was out of my house completely on my own. I knew about the world. My parents exposed me to it in different ways.

  • Kathy

    I realize that I may be pretty severely biased. The kids on my block who weren’t allowed the freedom I was hit 18 like a brick wall. I’d just hate to think parents are crippling their children because they read stories like these and think that it’s more common than it is.

    I don’t plan on keeping my child chained up in the backyard forever. Just a little bit longer. ;)
    I was sheltered to a certain extent. I was not allowed to leave our yard, etc. I was not allowed to spend the night at friends houses until I was 16! But I had a job and could participate in school activities. 3 months after I turned 18, I was out of my house completely on my own. I knew about the world. My parents exposed me to it in different ways.

  • Kathy

    I realize that I may be pretty severely biased. The kids on my block who weren’t allowed the freedom I was hit 18 like a brick wall. I’d just hate to think parents are crippling their children because they read stories like these and think that it’s more common than it is.

    I don’t plan on keeping my child chained up in the backyard forever. Just a little bit longer. ;)
    I was sheltered to a certain extent. I was not allowed to leave our yard, etc. I was not allowed to spend the night at friends houses until I was 16! But I had a job and could participate in school activities. 3 months after I turned 18, I was out of my house completely on my own. I knew about the world. My parents exposed me to it in different ways.

  • Kathy

    I realize that I may be pretty severely biased. The kids on my block who weren’t allowed the freedom I was hit 18 like a brick wall. I’d just hate to think parents are crippling their children because they read stories like these and think that it’s more common than it is.

    I don’t plan on keeping my child chained up in the backyard forever. Just a little bit longer. ;)
    I was sheltered to a certain extent. I was not allowed to leave our yard, etc. I was not allowed to spend the night at friends houses until I was 16! But I had a job and could participate in school activities. 3 months after I turned 18, I was out of my house completely on my own. I knew about the world. My parents exposed me to it in different ways.

  • Kathy

    I realize that I may be pretty severely biased. The kids on my block who weren’t allowed the freedom I was hit 18 like a brick wall. I’d just hate to think parents are crippling their children because they read stories like these and think that it’s more common than it is.

    I don’t plan on keeping my child chained up in the backyard forever. Just a little bit longer. ;)
    I was sheltered to a certain extent. I was not allowed to leave our yard, etc. I was not allowed to spend the night at friends houses until I was 16! But I had a job and could participate in school activities. 3 months after I turned 18, I was out of my house completely on my own. I knew about the world. My parents exposed me to it in different ways.

  • Kathy

    I realize that I may be pretty severely biased. The kids on my block who weren’t allowed the freedom I was hit 18 like a brick wall. I’d just hate to think parents are crippling their children because they read stories like these and think that it’s more common than it is.

    I don’t plan on keeping my child chained up in the backyard forever. Just a little bit longer. ;)
    I was sheltered to a certain extent. I was not allowed to leave our yard, etc. I was not allowed to spend the night at friends houses until I was 16! But I had a job and could participate in school activities. 3 months after I turned 18, I was out of my house completely on my own. I knew about the world. My parents exposed me to it in different ways.

  • Kathy

    I realize that I may be pretty severely biased. The kids on my block who weren’t allowed the freedom I was hit 18 like a brick wall. I’d just hate to think parents are crippling their children because they read stories like these and think that it’s more common than it is.

    I don’t plan on keeping my child chained up in the backyard forever. Just a little bit longer. ;)
    I was sheltered to a certain extent. I was not allowed to leave our yard, etc. I was not allowed to spend the night at friends houses until I was 16! But I had a job and could participate in school activities. 3 months after I turned 18, I was out of my house completely on my own. I knew about the world. My parents exposed me to it in different ways.

  • Kathy

    I realize that I may be pretty severely biased. The kids on my block who weren’t allowed the freedom I was hit 18 like a brick wall. I’d just hate to think parents are crippling their children because they read stories like these and think that it’s more common than it is.

    I don’t plan on keeping my child chained up in the backyard forever. Just a little bit longer. ;)
    I was sheltered to a certain extent. I was not allowed to leave our yard, etc. I was not allowed to spend the night at friends houses until I was 16! But I had a job and could participate in school activities. 3 months after I turned 18, I was out of my house completely on my own. I knew about the world. My parents exposed me to it in different ways.

  • Kathy

    I realize that I may be pretty severely biased. The kids on my block who weren’t allowed the freedom I was hit 18 like a brick wall. I’d just hate to think parents are crippling their children because they read stories like these and think that it’s more common than it is.

    I don’t plan on keeping my child chained up in the backyard forever. Just a little bit longer. ;)
    I was sheltered to a certain extent. I was not allowed to leave our yard, etc. I was not allowed to spend the night at friends houses until I was 16! But I had a job and could participate in school activities. 3 months after I turned 18, I was out of my house completely on my own. I knew about the world. My parents exposed me to it in different ways.

  • Kathy

    I realize that I may be pretty severely biased. The kids on my block who weren’t allowed the freedom I was hit 18 like a brick wall. I’d just hate to think parents are crippling their children because they read stories like these and think that it’s more common than it is.

    I don’t plan on keeping my child chained up in the backyard forever. Just a little bit longer. ;)
    I was sheltered to a certain extent. I was not allowed to leave our yard, etc. I was not allowed to spend the night at friends houses until I was 16! But I had a job and could participate in school activities. 3 months after I turned 18, I was out of my house completely on my own. I knew about the world. My parents exposed me to it in different ways.

  • Kathy

    I realize that I may be pretty severely biased. The kids on my block who weren’t allowed the freedom I was hit 18 like a brick wall. I’d just hate to think parents are crippling their children because they read stories like these and think that it’s more common than it is.

    I don’t plan on keeping my child chained up in the backyard forever. Just a little bit longer. ;)
    I was sheltered to a certain extent. I was not allowed to leave our yard, etc. I was not allowed to spend the night at friends houses until I was 16! But I had a job and could participate in school activities. 3 months after I turned 18, I was out of my house completely on my own. I knew about the world. My parents exposed me to it in different ways.

  • mom of 4

    SOUTH SALT LAKE, Utah — Police say a man admitted causing the death of a seven-year-old girl who disappeared at her apartment complex in South Salt Lake.

  • mom of 4

    SOUTH SALT LAKE, Utah — Police say a man admitted causing the death of a seven-year-old girl who disappeared at her apartment complex in South Salt Lake.

  • mom of 4

    SOUTH SALT LAKE, Utah — Police say a man admitted causing the death of a seven-year-old girl who disappeared at her apartment complex in South Salt Lake.

  • mom of 4

    SOUTH SALT LAKE, Utah — Police say a man admitted causing the death of a seven-year-old girl who disappeared at her apartment complex in South Salt Lake.

  • mom of 4

    SOUTH SALT LAKE, Utah — Police say a man admitted causing the death of a seven-year-old girl who disappeared at her apartment complex in South Salt Lake.

  • mom of 4

    SOUTH SALT LAKE, Utah — Police say a man admitted causing the death of a seven-year-old girl who disappeared at her apartment complex in South Salt Lake.

  • mom of 4

    SOUTH SALT LAKE, Utah — Police say a man admitted causing the death of a seven-year-old girl who disappeared at her apartment complex in South Salt Lake.

  • mom of 4

    SOUTH SALT LAKE, Utah — Police say a man admitted causing the death of a seven-year-old girl who disappeared at her apartment complex in South Salt Lake.

  • mom of 4

    SOUTH SALT LAKE, Utah — Police say a man admitted causing the death of a seven-year-old girl who disappeared at her apartment complex in South Salt Lake.

  • mom of 4

    SOUTH SALT LAKE, Utah — Police say a man admitted causing the death of a seven-year-old girl who disappeared at her apartment complex in South Salt Lake.

  • mom of 4

    SOUTH SALT LAKE, Utah — Police say a man admitted causing the death of a seven-year-old girl who disappeared at her apartment complex in South Salt Lake.

  • mom of 4

    SOUTH SALT LAKE, Utah — Police say a man admitted causing the death of a seven-year-old girl who disappeared at her apartment complex in South Salt Lake.

  • mom of 4

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    SOUTH SALT LAKE, Utah — Police say a man admitted causing the death of a seven-year-old girl who disappeared at her apartment complex in South Salt Lake.

  • Athena

    I’m definitely not saying that may way is the only one that will work. Obviously, you did just fine, Kathy. However, some kids benefit from experience and not everyone has parents who find other ways to familiarize their kids with the world.

    I just think about the little boy who I interacted with yesterday. Based on some people’s initial comments, he was too young to be doing what he was doing. I just don’t think that’s the case.

    On another note – I think it’s interesting that people say “it’s a shame we can’t trust our neighbors” and restrict their children…as opposed to getting to know the neighbors. :)

    ^^^Yikes. That’s one neighbor I wouldn’t want to get to know.

  • Athena

    I’m definitely not saying that may way is the only one that will work. Obviously, you did just fine, Kathy. However, some kids benefit from experience and not everyone has parents who find other ways to familiarize their kids with the world.

    I just think about the little boy who I interacted with yesterday. Based on some people’s initial comments, he was too young to be doing what he was doing. I just don’t think that’s the case.

    On another note – I think it’s interesting that people say “it’s a shame we can’t trust our neighbors” and restrict their children…as opposed to getting to know the neighbors. :)

    ^^^Yikes. That’s one neighbor I wouldn’t want to get to know.

  • Athena

    I’m definitely not saying that may way is the only one that will work. Obviously, you did just fine, Kathy. However, some kids benefit from experience and not everyone has parents who find other ways to familiarize their kids with the world.

    I just think about the little boy who I interacted with yesterday. Based on some people’s initial comments, he was too young to be doing what he was doing. I just don’t think that’s the case.

    On another note – I think it’s interesting that people say “it’s a shame we can’t trust our neighbors” and restrict their children…as opposed to getting to know the neighbors. :)

    ^^^Yikes. That’s one neighbor I wouldn’t want to get to know.

  • Athena

    I’m definitely not saying that may way is the only one that will work. Obviously, you did just fine, Kathy. However, some kids benefit from experience and not everyone has parents who find other ways to familiarize their kids with the world.

    I just think about the little boy who I interacted with yesterday. Based on some people’s initial comments, he was too young to be doing what he was doing. I just don’t think that’s the case.

    On another note – I think it’s interesting that people say “it’s a shame we can’t trust our neighbors” and restrict their children…as opposed to getting to know the neighbors. :)

    ^^^Yikes. That’s one neighbor I wouldn’t want to get to know.

  • Athena

    I’m definitely not saying that may way is the only one that will work. Obviously, you did just fine, Kathy. However, some kids benefit from experience and not everyone has parents who find other ways to familiarize their kids with the world.

    I just think about the little boy who I interacted with yesterday. Based on some people’s initial comments, he was too young to be doing what he was doing. I just don’t think that’s the case.

    On another note – I think it’s interesting that people say “it’s a shame we can’t trust our neighbors” and restrict their children…as opposed to getting to know the neighbors. :)

    ^^^Yikes. That’s one neighbor I wouldn’t want to get to know.

  • Athena

    I’m definitely not saying that may way is the only one that will work. Obviously, you did just fine, Kathy. However, some kids benefit from experience and not everyone has parents who find other ways to familiarize their kids with the world.

    I just think about the little boy who I interacted with yesterday. Based on some people’s initial comments, he was too young to be doing what he was doing. I just don’t think that’s the case.

    On another note – I think it’s interesting that people say “it’s a shame we can’t trust our neighbors” and restrict their children…as opposed to getting to know the neighbors. :)

    ^^^Yikes. That’s one neighbor I wouldn’t want to get to know.

  • Athena

    I’m definitely not saying that may way is the only one that will work. Obviously, you did just fine, Kathy. However, some kids benefit from experience and not everyone has parents who find other ways to familiarize their kids with the world.

    I just think about the little boy who I interacted with yesterday. Based on some people’s initial comments, he was too young to be doing what he was doing. I just don’t think that’s the case.

    On another note – I think it’s interesting that people say “it’s a shame we can’t trust our neighbors” and restrict their children…as opposed to getting to know the neighbors. :)

    ^^^Yikes. That’s one neighbor I wouldn’t want to get to know.

  • Athena

    I’m definitely not saying that may way is the only one that will work. Obviously, you did just fine, Kathy. However, some kids benefit from experience and not everyone has parents who find other ways to familiarize their kids with the world.

    I just think about the little boy who I interacted with yesterday. Based on some people’s initial comments, he was too young to be doing what he was doing. I just don’t think that’s the case.

    On another note – I think it’s interesting that people say “it’s a shame we can’t trust our neighbors” and restrict their children…as opposed to getting to know the neighbors. :)

    ^^^Yikes. That’s one neighbor I wouldn’t want to get to know.

  • Athena

    I’m definitely not saying that may way is the only one that will work. Obviously, you did just fine, Kathy. However, some kids benefit from experience and not everyone has parents who find other ways to familiarize their kids with the world.

    I just think about the little boy who I interacted with yesterday. Based on some people’s initial comments, he was too young to be doing what he was doing. I just don’t think that’s the case.

    On another note – I think it’s interesting that people say “it’s a shame we can’t trust our neighbors” and restrict their children…as opposed to getting to know the neighbors. :)

    ^^^Yikes. That’s one neighbor I wouldn’t want to get to know.

  • Athena

    I’m definitely not saying that may way is the only one that will work. Obviously, you did just fine, Kathy. However, some kids benefit from experience and not everyone has parents who find other ways to familiarize their kids with the world.

    I just think about the little boy who I interacted with yesterday. Based on some people’s initial comments, he was too young to be doing what he was doing. I just don’t think that’s the case.

    On another note – I think it’s interesting that people say “it’s a shame we can’t trust our neighbors” and restrict their children…as opposed to getting to know the neighbors. :)

    ^^^Yikes. That’s one neighbor I wouldn’t want to get to know.

  • http://dreamindemon.com/ impqueen

    Article updated, so far. I’m glad it’s only the one guy… I hope there aren’t more. I’m still betting on sexual assault. That poor little girl.

  • http://dreamindemon.com/ impqueen

    Article updated, so far. I’m glad it’s only the one guy… I hope there aren’t more. I’m still betting on sexual assault. That poor little girl.

  • http://dreamindemon.com/ impqueen

    Article updated, so far. I’m glad it’s only the one guy… I hope there aren’t more. I’m still betting on sexual assault. That poor little girl.

  • http://dreamindemon.com/ impqueen

    Article updated, so far. I’m glad it’s only the one guy… I hope there aren’t more. I’m still betting on sexual assault. That poor little girl.

  • http://dreamindemon.com/ impqueen

    Article updated, so far. I’m glad it’s only the one guy… I hope there aren’t more. I’m still betting on sexual assault. That poor little girl.

  • http://dreamindemon.com/ impqueen

    Article updated, so far. I’m glad it’s only the one guy… I hope there aren’t more. I’m still betting on sexual assault. That poor little girl.

  • http://dreamindemon.com/ impqueen

    Article updated, so far. I’m glad it’s only the one guy… I hope there aren’t more. I’m still betting on sexual assault. That poor little girl.

  • http://dreamindemon.com/ impqueen

    Article updated, so far. I’m glad it’s only the one guy… I hope there aren’t more. I’m still betting on sexual assault. That poor little girl.

  • http://dreamindemon.com/ impqueen

    Article updated, so far. I’m glad it’s only the one guy… I hope there aren’t more. I’m still betting on sexual assault. That poor little girl.

  • http://dreamindemon.com/ impqueen

    Article updated, so far. I’m glad it’s only the one guy… I hope there aren’t more. I’m still betting on sexual assault. That poor little girl.

  • http://dreamindemon.com/ impqueen

    Article updated, so far. I’m glad it’s only the one guy… I hope there aren’t more. I’m still betting on sexual assault. That poor little girl.

  • http://dreamindemon.com/ impqueen

    Article updated, so far. I’m glad it’s only the one guy… I hope there aren’t more. I’m still betting on sexual assault. That poor little girl.

  • http://dreamindemon.com/ impqueen

    Article updated, so far. I’m glad it’s only the one guy… I hope there aren’t more. I’m still betting on sexual assault. That poor little girl.

  • http://dreamindemon.com/ impqueen

    Article updated, so far. I’m glad it’s only the one guy… I hope there aren’t more. I’m still betting on sexual assault. That poor little girl.

  • http://dreamindemon.com/ impqueen

    Article updated, so far. I’m glad it’s only the one guy… I hope there aren’t more. I’m still betting on sexual assault. That poor little girl.

  • http://dreamindemon.com/ impqueen

    Article updated, so far. I’m glad it’s only the one guy… I hope there aren’t more. I’m still betting on sexual assault. That poor little girl.

  • http://dreamindemon.com impqueen

    Article updated, so far. I’m glad it’s only the one guy… I hope there aren’t more. I’m still betting on sexual assault. That poor little girl.

  • http://dreamindemon.com/ impqueen

    More about Hser’s family, from this link: http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_8779273

    Hser’s mother gave birth to a baby boy three weeks ago.

    From the article:

    ” The family of slain 7-year-old Hser Nay Moo fled an authoritarian regime in Burma and spent 20 years as refugees in a camp in Thailand before arriving in Utah last summer. More than 2 million Burmese, primarily ethnic minorities, have left since military leaders seized the impoverished country, now called Myanmar, in the 1980s, according to Human Rights Watch.”

  • http://dreamindemon.com/ impqueen

    More about Hser’s family, from this link: http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_8779273

    Hser’s mother gave birth to a baby boy three weeks ago.

    From the article:

    ” The family of slain 7-year-old Hser Nay Moo fled an authoritarian regime in Burma and spent 20 years as refugees in a camp in Thailand before arriving in Utah last summer. More than 2 million Burmese, primarily ethnic minorities, have left since military leaders seized the impoverished country, now called Myanmar, in the 1980s, according to Human Rights Watch.”

  • http://dreamindemon.com/ impqueen

    More about Hser’s family, from this link: http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_8779273

    Hser’s mother gave birth to a baby boy three weeks ago.

    From the article:

    ” The family of slain 7-year-old Hser Nay Moo fled an authoritarian regime in Burma and spent 20 years as refugees in a camp in Thailand before arriving in Utah last summer. More than 2 million Burmese, primarily ethnic minorities, have left since military leaders seized the impoverished country, now called Myanmar, in the 1980s, according to Human Rights Watch.”

  • http://dreamindemon.com impqueen

    More about Hser’s family, from this link: http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_8779273

    Hser’s mother gave birth to a baby boy three weeks ago.

    From the article:

    ” The family of slain 7-year-old Hser Nay Moo fled an authoritarian regime in Burma and spent 20 years as refugees in a camp in Thailand before arriving in Utah last summer. More than 2 million Burmese, primarily ethnic minorities, have left since military leaders seized the impoverished country, now called Myanmar, in the 1980s, according to Human Rights Watch.”

  • Angel

    I’m somewhat new to this site as far as commenting (been reading for quite some time but never commented), so I’d just like to say hello to everyone as well

    Hi, Sherrz, and welcome to the internet version of Bellevue! Where the only difference between the sane and the crazy, is that the sane ones come here to post because they want to, and the crazies are thrown onto the front page whether they like it or not! And sometimes even that is not an accurate indicator. I come here on my own and because I like it here, and I’m one of the meanest, craziest bitches I know. When I’m not being a sweet Angel, that is…….So, does that make me schizophrenic, too? ;-)

  • Angel

    I’m somewhat new to this site as far as commenting (been reading for quite some time but never commented), so I’d just like to say hello to everyone as well

    Hi, Sherrz, and welcome to the internet version of Bellevue! Where the only difference between the sane and the crazy, is that the sane ones come here to post because they want to, and the crazies are thrown onto the front page whether they like it or not! And sometimes even that is not an accurate indicator. I come here on my own and because I like it here, and I’m one of the meanest, craziest bitches I know. When I’m not being a sweet Angel, that is…….So, does that make me schizophrenic, too? ;-)

  • Angel

    I’m somewhat new to this site as far as commenting (been reading for quite some time but never commented), so I’d just like to say hello to everyone as well

    Hi, Sherrz, and welcome to the internet version of Bellevue! Where the only difference between the sane and the crazy, is that the sane ones come here to post because they want to, and the crazies are thrown onto the front page whether they like it or not! And sometimes even that is not an accurate indicator. I come here on my own and because I like it here, and I’m one of the meanest, craziest bitches I know. When I’m not being a sweet Angel, that is…….So, does that make me schizophrenic, too? ;-)

  • Angel

    I’m somewhat new to this site as far as commenting (been reading for quite some time but never commented), so I’d just like to say hello to everyone as well

    Hi, Sherrz, and welcome to the internet version of Bellevue! Where the only difference between the sane and the crazy, is that the sane ones come here to post because they want to, and the crazies are thrown onto the front page whether they like it or not! And sometimes even that is not an accurate indicator. I come here on my own and because I like it here, and I’m one of the meanest, craziest bitches I know. When I’m not being a sweet Angel, that is…….So, does that make me schizophrenic, too? ;-)

  • Angel

    I’m somewhat new to this site as far as commenting (been reading for quite some time but never commented), so I’d just like to say hello to everyone as well

    Hi, Sherrz, and welcome to the internet version of Bellevue! Where the only difference between the sane and the crazy, is that the sane ones come here to post because they want to, and the crazies are thrown onto the front page whether they like it or not! And sometimes even that is not an accurate indicator. I come here on my own and because I like it here, and I’m one of the meanest, craziest bitches I know. When I’m not being a sweet Angel, that is…….So, does that make me schizophrenic, too? ;-)

  • Angel

    I’m somewhat new to this site as far as commenting (been reading for quite some time but never commented), so I’d just like to say hello to everyone as well

    Hi, Sherrz, and welcome to the internet version of Bellevue! Where the only difference between the sane and the crazy, is that the sane ones come here to post because they want to, and the crazies are thrown onto the front page whether they like it or not! And sometimes even that is not an accurate indicator. I come here on my own and because I like it here, and I’m one of the meanest, craziest bitches I know. When I’m not being a sweet Angel, that is…….So, does that make me schizophrenic, too? ;-)

  • Angel

    I’m somewhat new to this site as far as commenting (been reading for quite some time but never commented), so I’d just like to say hello to everyone as well

    Hi, Sherrz, and welcome to the internet version of Bellevue! Where the only difference between the sane and the crazy, is that the sane ones come here to post because they want to, and the crazies are thrown onto the front page whether they like it or not! And sometimes even that is not an accurate indicator. I come here on my own and because I like it here, and I’m one of the meanest, craziest bitches I know. When I’m not being a sweet Angel, that is…….So, does that make me schizophrenic, too? ;-)

  • Angel

    I’m somewhat new to this site as far as commenting (been reading for quite some time but never commented), so I’d just like to say hello to everyone as well

    Hi, Sherrz, and welcome to the internet version of Bellevue! Where the only difference between the sane and the crazy, is that the sane ones come here to post because they want to, and the crazies are thrown onto the front page whether they like it or not! And sometimes even that is not an accurate indicator. I come here on my own and because I like it here, and I’m one of the meanest, craziest bitches I know. When I’m not being a sweet Angel, that is…….So, does that make me schizophrenic, too? ;-)

  • Angel

    I’m somewhat new to this site as far as commenting (been reading for quite some time but never commented), so I’d just like to say hello to everyone as well

    Hi, Sherrz, and welcome to the internet version of Bellevue! Where the only difference between the sane and the crazy, is that the sane ones come here to post because they want to, and the crazies are thrown onto the front page whether they like it or not! And sometimes even that is not an accurate indicator. I come here on my own and because I like it here, and I’m one of the meanest, craziest bitches I know. When I’m not being a sweet Angel, that is…….So, does that make me schizophrenic, too? ;-)

  • Angel

    I’m somewhat new to this site as far as commenting (been reading for quite some time but never commented), so I’d just like to say hello to everyone as well

    Hi, Sherrz, and welcome to the internet version of Bellevue! Where the only difference between the sane and the crazy, is that the sane ones come here to post because they want to, and the crazies are thrown onto the front page whether they like it or not! And sometimes even that is not an accurate indicator. I come here on my own and because I like it here, and I’m one of the meanest, craziest bitches I know. When I’m not being a sweet Angel, that is…….So, does that make me schizophrenic, too? ;-)

  • Angel

    I’m somewhat new to this site as far as commenting (been reading for quite some time but never commented), so I’d just like to say hello to everyone as well

    Hi, Sherrz, and welcome to the internet version of Bellevue! Where the only difference between the sane and the crazy, is that the sane ones come here to post because they want to, and the crazies are thrown onto the front page whether they like it or not! And sometimes even that is not an accurate indicator. I come here on my own and because I like it here, and I’m one of the meanest, craziest bitches I know. When I’m not being a sweet Angel, that is…….So, does that make me schizophrenic, too? ;-)

  • Angel

    I’m somewhat new to this site as far as commenting (been reading for quite some time but never commented), so I’d just like to say hello to everyone as well

    Hi, Sherrz, and welcome to the internet version of Bellevue! Where the only difference between the sane and the crazy, is that the sane ones come here to post because they want to, and the crazies are thrown onto the front page whether they like it or not! And sometimes even that is not an accurate indicator. I come here on my own and because I like it here, and I’m one of the meanest, craziest bitches I know. When I’m not being a sweet Angel, that is…….So, does that make me schizophrenic, too? ;-)

  • Angel

    I’m somewhat new to this site as far as commenting (been reading for quite some time but never commented), so I’d just like to say hello to everyone as well

    Hi, Sherrz, and welcome to the internet version of Bellevue! Where the only difference between the sane and the crazy, is that the sane ones come here to post because they want to, and the crazies are thrown onto the front page whether they like it or not! And sometimes even that is not an accurate indicator. I come here on my own and because I like it here, and I’m one of the meanest, craziest bitches I know. When I’m not being a sweet Angel, that is…….So, does that make me schizophrenic, too? ;-)

  • Angel

    I’m somewhat new to this site as far as commenting (been reading for quite some time but never commented), so I’d just like to say hello to everyone as well

    Hi, Sherrz, and welcome to the internet version of Bellevue! Where the only difference between the sane and the crazy, is that the sane ones come here to post because they want to, and the crazies are thrown onto the front page whether they like it or not! And sometimes even that is not an accurate indicator. I come here on my own and because I like it here, and I’m one of the meanest, craziest bitches I know. When I’m not being a sweet Angel, that is…….So, does that make me schizophrenic, too? ;-)

  • Angel

    I’m somewhat new to this site as far as commenting (been reading for quite some time but never commented), so I’d just like to say hello to everyone as well

    Hi, Sherrz, and welcome to the internet version of Bellevue! Where the only difference between the sane and the crazy, is that the sane ones come here to post because they want to, and the crazies are thrown onto the front page whether they like it or not! And sometimes even that is not an accurate indicator. I come here on my own and because I like it here, and I’m one of the meanest, craziest bitches I know. When I’m not being a sweet Angel, that is…….So, does that make me schizophrenic, too? ;-)

  • Angel

    I’m somewhat new to this site as far as commenting (been reading for quite some time but never commented), so I’d just like to say hello to everyone as well

    Hi, Sherrz, and welcome to the internet version of Bellevue! Where the only difference between the sane and the crazy, is that the sane ones come here to post because they want to, and the crazies are thrown onto the front page whether they like it or not! And sometimes even that is not an accurate indicator. I come here on my own and because I like it here, and I’m one of the meanest, craziest bitches I know. When I’m not being a sweet Angel, that is…….So, does that make me schizophrenic, too? ;-)

  • Angel

    I’m somewhat new to this site as far as commenting (been reading for quite some time but never commented), so I’d just like to say hello to everyone as well

    Hi, Sherrz, and welcome to the internet version of Bellevue! Where the only difference between the sane and the crazy, is that the sane ones come here to post because they want to, and the crazies are thrown onto the front page whether they like it or not! And sometimes even that is not an accurate indicator. I come here on my own and because I like it here, and I’m one of the meanest, craziest bitches I know. When I’m not being a sweet Angel, that is…….So, does that make me schizophrenic, too? ;-)

  • solange822001

    I saw something once that I have never forgotten. An Asian mother was yelling in some language at her toddler on the sidewalk in Philadelphia. She then turned and walked away from the kid. Not just in a straight line, but turned a corner and went out of sight, never looking back, never saying anything more. And she was still walking away when the kid finally got up and ran screaming after her.

    This reminds me of one time, I was so disgusted by this. I was at Publix and there was this little 3 year old walking around alone, crying. I told him to follow me to the front to see if we could talk to the manager to find his mom, and when we get to the front, the mom is standing around and motions for the kid to come. She was acting completely nonchalant. She was at the other side of the store from where the kid was found. It appears to me that she decided to be a bitch because he was crying and just leave him, probably to scare him. I wanted to slap her. Why would you do that to a poor scared little kid? Mind you, maybe she felt that she could see the exit so no one could walk off with him, but how scary is that for a toddler to not be able to find their mom?

  • solange822001

    I saw something once that I have never forgotten. An Asian mother was yelling in some language at her toddler on the sidewalk in Philadelphia. She then turned and walked away from the kid. Not just in a straight line, but turned a corner and went out of sight, never looking back, never saying anything more. And she was still walking away when the kid finally got up and ran screaming after her.

    This reminds me of one time, I was so disgusted by this. I was at Publix and there was this little 3 year old walking around alone, crying. I told him to follow me to the front to see if we could talk to the manager to find his mom, and when we get to the front, the mom is standing around and motions for the kid to come. She was acting completely nonchalant. She was at the other side of the store from where the kid was found. It appears to me that she decided to be a bitch because he was crying and just leave him, probably to scare him. I wanted to slap her. Why would you do that to a poor scared little kid? Mind you, maybe she felt that she could see the exit so no one could walk off with him, but how scary is that for a toddler to not be able to find their mom?

  • solange822001

    I saw something once that I have never forgotten. An Asian mother was yelling in some language at her toddler on the sidewalk in Philadelphia. She then turned and walked away from the kid. Not just in a straight line, but turned a corner and went out of sight, never looking back, never saying anything more. And she was still walking away when the kid finally got up and ran screaming after her.

    This reminds me of one time, I was so disgusted by this. I was at Publix and there was this little 3 year old walking around alone, crying. I told him to follow me to the front to see if we could talk to the manager to find his mom, and when we get to the front, the mom is standing around and motions for the kid to come. She was acting completely nonchalant. She was at the other side of the store from where the kid was found. It appears to me that she decided to be a bitch because he was crying and just leave him, probably to scare him. I wanted to slap her. Why would you do that to a poor scared little kid? Mind you, maybe she felt that she could see the exit so no one could walk off with him, but how scary is that for a toddler to not be able to find their mom?

  • solange822001

    I saw something once that I have never forgotten. An Asian mother was yelling in some language at her toddler on the sidewalk in Philadelphia. She then turned and walked away from the kid. Not just in a straight line, but turned a corner and went out of sight, never looking back, never saying anything more. And she was still walking away when the kid finally got up and ran screaming after her.

    This reminds me of one time, I was so disgusted by this. I was at Publix and there was this little 3 year old walking around alone, crying. I told him to follow me to the front to see if we could talk to the manager to find his mom, and when we get to the front, the mom is standing around and motions for the kid to come. She was acting completely nonchalant. She was at the other side of the store from where the kid was found. It appears to me that she decided to be a bitch because he was crying and just leave him, probably to scare him. I wanted to slap her. Why would you do that to a poor scared little kid? Mind you, maybe she felt that she could see the exit so no one could walk off with him, but how scary is that for a toddler to not be able to find their mom?

  • solange822001

    I saw something once that I have never forgotten. An Asian mother was yelling in some language at her toddler on the sidewalk in Philadelphia. She then turned and walked away from the kid. Not just in a straight line, but turned a corner and went out of sight, never looking back, never saying anything more. And she was still walking away when the kid finally got up and ran screaming after her.

    This reminds me of one time, I was so disgusted by this. I was at Publix and there was this little 3 year old walking around alone, crying. I told him to follow me to the front to see if we could talk to the manager to find his mom, and when we get to the front, the mom is standing around and motions for the kid to come. She was acting completely nonchalant. She was at the other side of the store from where the kid was found. It appears to me that she decided to be a bitch because he was crying and just leave him, probably to scare him. I wanted to slap her. Why would you do that to a poor scared little kid? Mind you, maybe she felt that she could see the exit so no one could walk off with him, but how scary is that for a toddler to not be able to find their mom?

  • solange822001

    I saw something once that I have never forgotten. An Asian mother was yelling in some language at her toddler on the sidewalk in Philadelphia. She then turned and walked away from the kid. Not just in a straight line, but turned a corner and went out of sight, never looking back, never saying anything more. And she was still walking away when the kid finally got up and ran screaming after her.

    This reminds me of one time, I was so disgusted by this. I was at Publix and there was this little 3 year old walking around alone, crying. I told him to follow me to the front to see if we could talk to the manager to find his mom, and when we get to the front, the mom is standing around and motions for the kid to come. She was acting completely nonchalant. She was at the other side of the store from where the kid was found. It appears to me that she decided to be a bitch because he was crying and just leave him, probably to scare him. I wanted to slap her. Why would you do that to a poor scared little kid? Mind you, maybe she felt that she could see the exit so no one could walk off with him, but how scary is that for a toddler to not be able to find their mom?

  • solange822001

    I saw something once that I have never forgotten. An Asian mother was yelling in some language at her toddler on the sidewalk in Philadelphia. She then turned and walked away from the kid. Not just in a straight line, but turned a corner and went out of sight, never looking back, never saying anything more. And she was still walking away when the kid finally got up and ran screaming after her.

    This reminds me of one time, I was so disgusted by this. I was at Publix and there was this little 3 year old walking around alone, crying. I told him to follow me to the front to see if we could talk to the manager to find his mom, and when we get to the front, the mom is standing around and motions for the kid to come. She was acting completely nonchalant. She was at the other side of the store from where the kid was found. It appears to me that she decided to be a bitch because he was crying and just leave him, probably to scare him. I wanted to slap her. Why would you do that to a poor scared little kid? Mind you, maybe she felt that she could see the exit so no one could walk off with him, but how scary is that for a toddler to not be able to find their mom?

  • solange822001

    I saw something once that I have never forgotten. An Asian mother was yelling in some language at her toddler on the sidewalk in Philadelphia. She then turned and walked away from the kid. Not just in a straight line, but turned a corner and went out of sight, never looking back, never saying anything more. And she was still walking away when the kid finally got up and ran screaming after her.

    This reminds me of one time, I was so disgusted by this. I was at Publix and there was this little 3 year old walking around alone, crying. I told him to follow me to the front to see if we could talk to the manager to find his mom, and when we get to the front, the mom is standing around and motions for the kid to come. She was acting completely nonchalant. She was at the other side of the store from where the kid was found. It appears to me that she decided to be a bitch because he was crying and just leave him, probably to scare him. I wanted to slap her. Why would you do that to a poor scared little kid? Mind you, maybe she felt that she could see the exit so no one could walk off with him, but how scary is that for a toddler to not be able to find their mom?

  • solange822001

    I saw something once that I have never forgotten. An Asian mother was yelling in some language at her toddler on the sidewalk in Philadelphia. She then turned and walked away from the kid. Not just in a straight line, but turned a corner and went out of sight, never looking back, never saying anything more. And she was still walking away when the kid finally got up and ran screaming after her.

    This reminds me of one time, I was so disgusted by this. I was at Publix and there was this little 3 year old walking around alone, crying. I told him to follow me to the front to see if we could talk to the manager to find his mom, and when we get to the front, the mom is standing around and motions for the kid to come. She was acting completely nonchalant. She was at the other side of the store from where the kid was found. It appears to me that she decided to be a bitch because he was crying and just leave him, probably to scare him. I wanted to slap her. Why would you do that to a poor scared little kid? Mind you, maybe she felt that she could see the exit so no one could walk off with him, but how scary is that for a toddler to not be able to find their mom?

  • solange822001

    I saw something once that I have never forgotten. An Asian mother was yelling in some language at her toddler on the sidewalk in Philadelphia. She then turned and walked away from the kid. Not just in a straight line, but turned a corner and went out of sight, never looking back, never saying anything more. And she was still walking away when the kid finally got up and ran screaming after her.

    This reminds me of one time, I was so disgusted by this. I was at Publix and there was this little 3 year old walking around alone, crying. I told him to follow me to the front to see if we could talk to the manager to find his mom, and when we get to the front, the mom is standing around and motions for the kid to come. She was acting completely nonchalant. She was at the other side of the store from where the kid was found. It appears to me that she decided to be a bitch because he was crying and just leave him, probably to scare him. I wanted to slap her. Why would you do that to a poor scared little kid? Mind you, maybe she felt that she could see the exit so no one could walk off with him, but how scary is that for a toddler to not be able to find their mom?

  • solange822001

    I saw something once that I have never forgotten. An Asian mother was yelling in some language at her toddler on the sidewalk in Philadelphia. She then turned and walked away from the kid. Not just in a straight line, but turned a corner and went out of sight, never looking back, never saying anything more. And she was still walking away when the kid finally got up and ran screaming after her.

    This reminds me of one time, I was so disgusted by this. I was at Publix and there was this little 3 year old walking around alone, crying. I told him to follow me to the front to see if we could talk to the manager to find his mom, and when we get to the front, the mom is standing around and motions for the kid to come. She was acting completely nonchalant. She was at the other side of the store from where the kid was found. It appears to me that she decided to be a bitch because he was crying and just leave him, probably to scare him. I wanted to slap her. Why would you do that to a poor scared little kid? Mind you, maybe she felt that she could see the exit so no one could walk off with him, but how scary is that for a toddler to not be able to find their mom?

  • solange822001

    I saw something once that I have never forgotten. An Asian mother was yelling in some language at her toddler on the sidewalk in Philadelphia. She then turned and walked away from the kid. Not just in a straight line, but turned a corner and went out of sight, never looking back, never saying anything more. And she was still walking away when the kid finally got up and ran screaming after her.

    This reminds me of one time, I was so disgusted by this. I was at Publix and there was this little 3 year old walking around alone, crying. I told him to follow me to the front to see if we could talk to the manager to find his mom, and when we get to the front, the mom is standing around and motions for the kid to come. She was acting completely nonchalant. She was at the other side of the store from where the kid was found. It appears to me that she decided to be a bitch because he was crying and just leave him, probably to scare him. I wanted to slap her. Why would you do that to a poor scared little kid? Mind you, maybe she felt that she could see the exit so no one could walk off with him, but how scary is that for a toddler to not be able to find their mom?

  • solange822001

    I saw something once that I have never forgotten. An Asian mother was yelling in some language at her toddler on the sidewalk in Philadelphia. She then turned and walked away from the kid. Not just in a straight line, but turned a corner and went out of sight, never looking back, never saying anything more. And she was still walking away when the kid finally got up and ran screaming after her.

    This reminds me of one time, I was so disgusted by this. I was at Publix and there was this little 3 year old walking around alone, crying. I told him to follow me to the front to see if we could talk to the manager to find his mom, and when we get to the front, the mom is standing around and motions for the kid to come. She was acting completely nonchalant. She was at the other side of the store from where the kid was found. It appears to me that she decided to be a bitch because he was crying and just leave him, probably to scare him. I wanted to slap her. Why would you do that to a poor scared little kid? Mind you, maybe she felt that she could see the exit so no one could walk off with him, but how scary is that for a toddler to not be able to find their mom?

  • solange822001

    I saw something once that I have never forgotten. An Asian mother was yelling in some language at her toddler on the sidewalk in Philadelphia. She then turned and walked away from the kid. Not just in a straight line, but turned a corner and went out of sight, never looking back, never saying anything more. And she was still walking away when the kid finally got up and ran screaming after her.

    This reminds me of one time, I was so disgusted by this. I was at Publix and there was this little 3 year old walking around alone, crying. I told him to follow me to the front to see if we could talk to the manager to find his mom, and when we get to the front, the mom is standing around and motions for the kid to come. She was acting completely nonchalant. She was at the other side of the store from where the kid was found. It appears to me that she decided to be a bitch because he was crying and just leave him, probably to scare him. I wanted to slap her. Why would you do that to a poor scared little kid? Mind you, maybe she felt that she could see the exit so no one could walk off with him, but how scary is that for a toddler to not be able to find their mom?

  • solange822001

    I saw something once that I have never forgotten. An Asian mother was yelling in some language at her toddler on the sidewalk in Philadelphia. She then turned and walked away from the kid. Not just in a straight line, but turned a corner and went out of sight, never looking back, never saying anything more. And she was still walking away when the kid finally got up and ran screaming after her.

    This reminds me of one time, I was so disgusted by this. I was at Publix and there was this little 3 year old walking around alone, crying. I told him to follow me to the front to see if we could talk to the manager to find his mom, and when we get to the front, the mom is standing around and motions for the kid to come. She was acting completely nonchalant. She was at the other side of the store from where the kid was found. It appears to me that she decided to be a bitch because he was crying and just leave him, probably to scare him. I wanted to slap her. Why would you do that to a poor scared little kid? Mind you, maybe she felt that she could see the exit so no one could walk off with him, but how scary is that for a toddler to not be able to find their mom?

  • solange822001

    I saw something once that I have never forgotten. An Asian mother was yelling in some language at her toddler on the sidewalk in Philadelphia. She then turned and walked away from the kid. Not just in a straight line, but turned a corner and went out of sight, never looking back, never saying anything more. And she was still walking away when the kid finally got up and ran screaming after her.

    This reminds me of one time, I was so disgusted by this. I was at Publix and there was this little 3 year old walking around alone, crying. I told him to follow me to the front to see if we could talk to the manager to find his mom, and when we get to the front, the mom is standing around and motions for the kid to come. She was acting completely nonchalant. She was at the other side of the store from where the kid was found. It appears to me that she decided to be a bitch because he was crying and just leave him, probably to scare him. I wanted to slap her. Why would you do that to a poor scared little kid? Mind you, maybe she felt that she could see the exit so no one could walk off with him, but how scary is that for a toddler to not be able to find their mom?

  • solange822001

    Sorry Athena, I’d rather be accused of being overprotective than have a dead or hurt child. I know you aren’t that old, but the world has changed alot in the past few years. Kids can get life experience without being free to roam the neighborhood at their own discretion.

    Yeah, I know we have had this discussion before Athena, but I still disagree. In an apartment complex, it’s not the same as your own front yard. In my front yard, there arent a bunch of strangers in there all the time. In a complex, it’s easy for anyone to snatch your kid up and take them inside their apartment, and you wouldnt know anything until its too late. My kid isnt going to be traumatized because I dont let him wander around the neighborhood at 7 years old. Just my opinion

  • solange822001

    Sorry Athena, I’d rather be accused of being overprotective than have a dead or hurt child. I know you aren’t that old, but the world has changed alot in the past few years. Kids can get life experience without being free to roam the neighborhood at their own discretion.

    Yeah, I know we have had this discussion before Athena, but I still disagree. In an apartment complex, it’s not the same as your own front yard. In my front yard, there arent a bunch of strangers in there all the time. In a complex, it’s easy for anyone to snatch your kid up and take them inside their apartment, and you wouldnt know anything until its too late. My kid isnt going to be traumatized because I dont let him wander around the neighborhood at 7 years old. Just my opinion

  • solange822001

    Sorry Athena, I’d rather be accused of being overprotective than have a dead or hurt child. I know you aren’t that old, but the world has changed alot in the past few years. Kids can get life experience without being free to roam the neighborhood at their own discretion.

    Yeah, I know we have had this discussion before Athena, but I still disagree. In an apartment complex, it’s not the same as your own front yard. In my front yard, there arent a bunch of strangers in there all the time. In a complex, it’s easy for anyone to snatch your kid up and take them inside their apartment, and you wouldnt know anything until its too late. My kid isnt going to be traumatized because I dont let him wander around the neighborhood at 7 years old. Just my opinion

  • solange822001

    Sorry Athena, I’d rather be accused of being overprotective than have a dead or hurt child. I know you aren’t that old, but the world has changed alot in the past few years. Kids can get life experience without being free to roam the neighborhood at their own discretion.

    Yeah, I know we have had this discussion before Athena, but I still disagree. In an apartment complex, it’s not the same as your own front yard. In my front yard, there arent a bunch of strangers in there all the time. In a complex, it’s easy for anyone to snatch your kid up and take them inside their apartment, and you wouldnt know anything until its too late. My kid isnt going to be traumatized because I dont let him wander around the neighborhood at 7 years old. Just my opinion

  • solange822001

    Sorry Athena, I’d rather be accused of being overprotective than have a dead or hurt child. I know you aren’t that old, but the world has changed alot in the past few years. Kids can get life experience without being free to roam the neighborhood at their own discretion.

    Yeah, I know we have had this discussion before Athena, but I still disagree. In an apartment complex, it’s not the same as your own front yard. In my front yard, there arent a bunch of strangers in there all the time. In a complex, it’s easy for anyone to snatch your kid up and take them inside their apartment, and you wouldnt know anything until its too late. My kid isnt going to be traumatized because I dont let him wander around the neighborhood at 7 years old. Just my opinion

  • solange822001

    Sorry Athena, I’d rather be accused of being overprotective than have a dead or hurt child. I know you aren’t that old, but the world has changed alot in the past few years. Kids can get life experience without being free to roam the neighborhood at their own discretion.

    Yeah, I know we have had this discussion before Athena, but I still disagree. In an apartment complex, it’s not the same as your own front yard. In my front yard, there arent a bunch of strangers in there all the time. In a complex, it’s easy for anyone to snatch your kid up and take them inside their apartment, and you wouldnt know anything until its too late. My kid isnt going to be traumatized because I dont let him wander around the neighborhood at 7 years old. Just my opinion

  • http://dreamindemon.com/ impqueen

    I’m somewhat new to this site as far as commenting (been reading for quite some time but never commented), so I’d just like to say hello to everyone as well

    Welcome, Sherrz! :)

  • http://dreamindemon.com/ impqueen

    I’m somewhat new to this site as far as commenting (been reading for quite some time but never commented), so I’d just like to say hello to everyone as well

    Welcome, Sherrz! :)

  • http://dreamindemon.com/ impqueen

    I’m somewhat new to this site as far as commenting (been reading for quite some time but never commented), so I’d just like to say hello to everyone as well

    Welcome, Sherrz! :)

  • http://dreamindemon.com/ impqueen

    I’m somewhat new to this site as far as commenting (been reading for quite some time but never commented), so I’d just like to say hello to everyone as well

    Welcome, Sherrz! :)

  • http://dreamindemon.com/ impqueen

    I’m somewhat new to this site as far as commenting (been reading for quite some time but never commented), so I’d just like to say hello to everyone as well

    Welcome, Sherrz! :)

  • http://dreamindemon.com/ impqueen

    I’m somewhat new to this site as far as commenting (been reading for quite some time but never commented), so I’d just like to say hello to everyone as well

    Welcome, Sherrz! :)

  • http://dreamindemon.com/ impqueen

    I’m somewhat new to this site as far as commenting (been reading for quite some time but never commented), so I’d just like to say hello to everyone as well

    Welcome, Sherrz! :)

  • http://dreamindemon.com/ impqueen

    I’m somewhat new to this site as far as commenting (been reading for quite some time but never commented), so I’d just like to say hello to everyone as well

    Welcome, Sherrz! :)

  • http://dreamindemon.com/ impqueen

    I’m somewhat new to this site as far as commenting (been reading for quite some time but never commented), so I’d just like to say hello to everyone as well

    Welcome, Sherrz! :)

  • http://dreamindemon.com/ impqueen

    I’m somewhat new to this site as far as commenting (been reading for quite some time but never commented), so I’d just like to say hello to everyone as well

    Welcome, Sherrz! :)

  • http://dreamindemon.com/ impqueen

    I’m somewhat new to this site as far as commenting (been reading for quite some time but never commented), so I’d just like to say hello to everyone as well

    Welcome, Sherrz! :)

  • http://dreamindemon.com impqueen

    I’m somewhat new to this site as far as commenting (been reading for quite some time but never commented), so I’d just like to say hello to everyone as well

    Welcome, Sherrz! :)

  • solange822001

    Let me also add that when I was 7, I had a lot of freedom as well. But the neighborhood was quiet, we knew all our neighbors, etc. It doesnt mean that nothing could happen, but the chances of it happening are a lot less that walking around apartments where a bunch of strangers move in and out all the time. And I am not trying to blame the parents, I’m sure they thought they were doing the best they can, god bless them. I just think that nowadays we need to be more careful

  • solange822001

    Let me also add that when I was 7, I had a lot of freedom as well. But the neighborhood was quiet, we knew all our neighbors, etc. It doesnt mean that nothing could happen, but the chances of it happening are a lot less that walking around apartments where a bunch of strangers move in and out all the time. And I am not trying to blame the parents, I’m sure they thought they were doing the best they can, god bless them. I just think that nowadays we need to be more careful

  • solange822001

    Let me also add that when I was 7, I had a lot of freedom as well. But the neighborhood was quiet, we knew all our neighbors, etc. It doesnt mean that nothing could happen, but the chances of it happening are a lot less that walking around apartments where a bunch of strangers move in and out all the time. And I am not trying to blame the parents, I’m sure they thought they were doing the best they can, god bless them. I just think that nowadays we need to be more careful

  • solange822001

    Let me also add that when I was 7, I had a lot of freedom as well. But the neighborhood was quiet, we knew all our neighbors, etc. It doesnt mean that nothing could happen, but the chances of it happening are a lot less that walking around apartments where a bunch of strangers move in and out all the time. And I am not trying to blame the parents, I’m sure they thought they were doing the best they can, god bless them. I just think that nowadays we need to be more careful

  • solange822001

    Let me also add that when I was 7, I had a lot of freedom as well. But the neighborhood was quiet, we knew all our neighbors, etc. It doesnt mean that nothing could happen, but the chances of it happening are a lot less that walking around apartments where a bunch of strangers move in and out all the time. And I am not trying to blame the parents, I’m sure they thought they were doing the best they can, god bless them. I just think that nowadays we need to be more careful

  • solange822001

    Let me also add that when I was 7, I had a lot of freedom as well. But the neighborhood was quiet, we knew all our neighbors, etc. It doesnt mean that nothing could happen, but the chances of it happening are a lot less that walking around apartments where a bunch of strangers move in and out all the time. And I am not trying to blame the parents, I’m sure they thought they were doing the best they can, god bless them. I just think that nowadays we need to be more careful

  • solange822001

    Let me also add that when I was 7, I had a lot of freedom as well. But the neighborhood was quiet, we knew all our neighbors, etc. It doesnt mean that nothing could happen, but the chances of it happening are a lot less that walking around apartments where a bunch of strangers move in and out all the time. And I am not trying to blame the parents, I’m sure they thought they were doing the best they can, god bless them. I just think that nowadays we need to be more careful

  • http://www.dreamindemon.com Morbid

    I’m somewhat new to this site as far as commenting (been reading for quite some time but never commented), so I’d just like to say hello to everyone as well

    Hello and welcome.

    ” The family of slain 7-year-old Hser Nay Moo fled an authoritarian regime in Burma and spent 20 years as refugees in a camp in Thailand before arriving in Utah last summer. More than 2 million Burmese, primarily ethnic minorities, have left since military leaders seized the impoverished country, now called Myanmar, in the 1980s, according to Human Rights Watch.”

    Ain’t that just a bitch. Live through all of that bullshit to have this happen.

  • http://www.dreamindemon.com Morbid

    I’m somewhat new to this site as far as commenting (been reading for quite some time but never commented), so I’d just like to say hello to everyone as well

    Hello and welcome.

    ” The family of slain 7-year-old Hser Nay Moo fled an authoritarian regime in Burma and spent 20 years as refugees in a camp in Thailand before arriving in Utah last summer. More than 2 million Burmese, primarily ethnic minorities, have left since military leaders seized the impoverished country, now called Myanmar, in the 1980s, according to Human Rights Watch.”

    Ain’t that just a bitch. Live through all of that bullshit to have this happen.

  • http://www.dreamindemon.com Morbid

    I’m somewhat new to this site as far as commenting (been reading for quite some time but never commented), so I’d just like to say hello to everyone as well

    Hello and welcome.

    ” The family of slain 7-year-old Hser Nay Moo fled an authoritarian regime in Burma and spent 20 years as refugees in a camp in Thailand before arriving in Utah last summer. More than 2 million Burmese, primarily ethnic minorities, have left since military leaders seized the impoverished country, now called Myanmar, in the 1980s, according to Human Rights Watch.”

    Ain’t that just a bitch. Live through all of that bullshit to have this happen.

  • http://www.dreamindemon.com Morbid

    I’m somewhat new to this site as far as commenting (been reading for quite some time but never commented), so I’d just like to say hello to everyone as well

    Hello and welcome.

    ” The family of slain 7-year-old Hser Nay Moo fled an authoritarian regime in Burma and spent 20 years as refugees in a camp in Thailand before arriving in Utah last summer. More than 2 million Burmese, primarily ethnic minorities, have left since military leaders seized the impoverished country, now called Myanmar, in the 1980s, according to Human Rights Watch.”

    Ain’t that just a bitch. Live through all of that bullshit to have this happen.

  • http://www.dreamindemon.com Morbid

    I’m somewhat new to this site as far as commenting (been reading for quite some time but never commented), so I’d just like to say hello to everyone as well

    Hello and welcome.

    ” The family of slain 7-year-old Hser Nay Moo fled an authoritarian regime in Burma and spent 20 years as refugees in a camp in Thailand before arriving in Utah last summer. More than 2 million Burmese, primarily ethnic minorities, have left since military leaders seized the impoverished country, now called Myanmar, in the 1980s, according to Human Rights Watch.”

    Ain’t that just a bitch. Live through all of that bullshit to have this happen.

  • http://www.dreamindemon.com Morbid

    I’m somewhat new to this site as far as commenting (been reading for quite some time but never commented), so I’d just like to say hello to everyone as well

    Hello and welcome.

    ” The family of slain 7-year-old Hser Nay Moo fled an authoritarian regime in Burma and spent 20 years as refugees in a camp in Thailand before arriving in Utah last summer. More than 2 million Burmese, primarily ethnic minorities, have left since military leaders seized the impoverished country, now called Myanmar, in the 1980s, according to Human Rights Watch.”

    Ain’t that just a bitch. Live through all of that bullshit to have this happen.

  • http://www.dreamindemon.com Morbid

    I’m somewhat new to this site as far as commenting (been reading for quite some time but never commented), so I’d just like to say hello to everyone as well

    Hello and welcome.

    ” The family of slain 7-year-old Hser Nay Moo fled an authoritarian regime in Burma and spent 20 years as refugees in a camp in Thailand before arriving in Utah last summer. More than 2 million Burmese, primarily ethnic minorities, have left since military leaders seized the impoverished country, now called Myanmar, in the 1980s, according to Human Rights Watch.”

    Ain’t that just a bitch. Live through all of that bullshit to have this happen.

  • http://www.dreamindemon.com Morbid

    I’m somewhat new to this site as far as commenting (been reading for quite some time but never commented), so I’d just like to say hello to everyone as well

    Hello and welcome.

    ” The family of slain 7-year-old Hser Nay Moo fled an authoritarian regime in Burma and spent 20 years as refugees in a camp in Thailand before arriving in Utah last summer. More than 2 million Burmese, primarily ethnic minorities, have left since military leaders seized the impoverished country, now called Myanmar, in the 1980s, according to Human Rights Watch.”

    Ain’t that just a bitch. Live through all of that bullshit to have this happen.

  • http://www.dreamindemon.com Morbid

    I’m somewhat new to this site as far as commenting (been reading for quite some time but never commented), so I’d just like to say hello to everyone as well

    Hello and welcome.

    ” The family of slain 7-year-old Hser Nay Moo fled an authoritarian regime in Burma and spent 20 years as refugees in a camp in Thailand before arriving in Utah last summer. More than 2 million Burmese, primarily ethnic minorities, have left since military leaders seized the impoverished country, now called Myanmar, in the 1980s, according to Human Rights Watch.”

    Ain’t that just a bitch. Live through all of that bullshit to have this happen.

  • http://www.dreamindemon.com Morbid

    I’m somewhat new to this site as far as commenting (been reading for quite some time but never commented), so I’d just like to say hello to everyone as well

    Hello and welcome.

    ” The family of slain 7-year-old Hser Nay Moo fled an authoritarian regime in Burma and spent 20 years as refugees in a camp in Thailand before arriving in Utah last summer. More than 2 million Burmese, primarily ethnic minorities, have left since military leaders seized the impoverished country, now called Myanmar, in the 1980s, according to Human Rights Watch.”

    Ain’t that just a bitch. Live through all of that bullshit to have this happen.

  • http://www.dreamindemon.com Morbid

    I’m somewhat new to this site as far as commenting (been reading for quite some time but never commented), so I’d just like to say hello to everyone as well

    Hello and welcome.

    ” The family of slain 7-year-old Hser Nay Moo fled an authoritarian regime in Burma and spent 20 years as refugees in a camp in Thailand before arriving in Utah last summer. More than 2 million Burmese, primarily ethnic minorities, have left since military leaders seized the impoverished country, now called Myanmar, in the 1980s, according to Human Rights Watch.”

    Ain’t that just a bitch. Live through all of that bullshit to have this happen.

  • http://www.dreamindemon.com Morbid

    I’m somewhat new to this site as far as commenting (been reading for quite some time but never commented), so I’d just like to say hello to everyone as well

    Hello and welcome.

    ” The family of slain 7-year-old Hser Nay Moo fled an authoritarian regime in Burma and spent 20 years as refugees in a camp in Thailand before arriving in Utah last summer. More than 2 million Burmese, primarily ethnic minorities, have left since military leaders seized the impoverished country, now called Myanmar, in the 1980s, according to Human Rights Watch.”

    Ain’t that just a bitch. Live through all of that bullshit to have this happen.

  • http://www.dreamindemon.com Morbid

    I’m somewhat new to this site as far as commenting (been reading for quite some time but never commented), so I’d just like to say hello to everyone as well

    Hello and welcome.

    ” The family of slain 7-year-old Hser Nay Moo fled an authoritarian regime in Burma and spent 20 years as refugees in a camp in Thailand before arriving in Utah last summer. More than 2 million Burmese, primarily ethnic minorities, have left since military leaders seized the impoverished country, now called Myanmar, in the 1980s, according to Human Rights Watch.”

    Ain’t that just a bitch. Live through all of that bullshit to have this happen.

  • http://www.dreamindemon.com Morbid

    I’m somewhat new to this site as far as commenting (been reading for quite some time but never commented), so I’d just like to say hello to everyone as well

    Hello and welcome.

    ” The family of slain 7-year-old Hser Nay Moo fled an authoritarian regime in Burma and spent 20 years as refugees in a camp in Thailand before arriving in Utah last summer. More than 2 million Burmese, primarily ethnic minorities, have left since military leaders seized the impoverished country, now called Myanmar, in the 1980s, according to Human Rights Watch.”

    Ain’t that just a bitch. Live through all of that bullshit to have this happen.

  • http://www.dreamindemon.com Morbid

    I’m somewhat new to this site as far as commenting (been reading for quite some time but never commented), so I’d just like to say hello to everyone as well

    Hello and welcome.

    ” The family of slain 7-year-old Hser Nay Moo fled an authoritarian regime in Burma and spent 20 years as refugees in a camp in Thailand before arriving in Utah last summer. More than 2 million Burmese, primarily ethnic minorities, have left since military leaders seized the impoverished country, now called Myanmar, in the 1980s, according to Human Rights Watch.”

    Ain’t that just a bitch. Live through all of that bullshit to have this happen.

  • http://www.dreamindemon.com Morbid

    I’m somewhat new to this site as far as commenting (been reading for quite some time but never commented), so I’d just like to say hello to everyone as well

    Hello and welcome.

    ” The family of slain 7-year-old Hser Nay Moo fled an authoritarian regime in Burma and spent 20 years as refugees in a camp in Thailand before arriving in Utah last summer. More than 2 million Burmese, primarily ethnic minorities, have left since military leaders seized the impoverished country, now called Myanmar, in the 1980s, according to Human Rights Watch.”

    Ain’t that just a bitch. Live through all of that bullshit to have this happen.

  • http://www.dreamindemon.com Morbid

    I’m somewhat new to this site as far as commenting (been reading for quite some time but never commented), so I’d just like to say hello to everyone as well

    Hello and welcome.

    ” The family of slain 7-year-old Hser Nay Moo fled an authoritarian regime in Burma and spent 20 years as refugees in a camp in Thailand before arriving in Utah last summer. More than 2 million Burmese, primarily ethnic minorities, have left since military leaders seized the impoverished country, now called Myanmar, in the 1980s, according to Human Rights Watch.”

    Ain’t that just a bitch. Live through all of that bullshit to have this happen.

  • http://www.dreamindemon.com Morbid

    I’m somewhat new to this site as far as commenting (been reading for quite some time but never commented), so I’d just like to say hello to everyone as well

    Hello and welcome.

    ” The family of slain 7-year-old Hser Nay Moo fled an authoritarian regime in Burma and spent 20 years as refugees in a camp in Thailand before arriving in Utah last summer. More than 2 million Burmese, primarily ethnic minorities, have left since military leaders seized the impoverished country, now called Myanmar, in the 1980s, according to Human Rights Watch.”

    Ain’t that just a bitch. Live through all of that bullshit to have this happen.

  • http://www.dreamindemon.com Morbid

    I’m somewhat new to this site as far as commenting (been reading for quite some time but never commented), so I’d just like to say hello to everyone as well

    Hello and welcome.

    ” The family of slain 7-year-old Hser Nay Moo fled an authoritarian regime in Burma and spent 20 years as refugees in a camp in Thailand before arriving in Utah last summer. More than 2 million Burmese, primarily ethnic minorities, have left since military leaders seized the impoverished country, now called Myanmar, in the 1980s, according to Human Rights Watch.”

    Ain’t that just a bitch. Live through all of that bullshit to have this happen.

  • Athena

    My kid isnt going to be traumatized because I dont let him wander around the neighborhood at 7 years old. Just my opinion.

    And a very valid opinion. Certainly, one instance of borderline hyperprotective parenting will not damage a child. But how often is it an isolated policy? Often enough, the same parents saying these things are the ones who don’t let their kids watch anything but Disney movies until they’re 18. I’m just trying to present an opposing view point for the peanut gallery, so they don’t feel compelled to raise sheltered little freaks simply because their peers are making blanket statements about what is appropriate for other peoples’ children.

    You know, just stirrin’ the pot. ;)

  • Athena

    My kid isnt going to be traumatized because I dont let him wander around the neighborhood at 7 years old. Just my opinion.

    And a very valid opinion. Certainly, one instance of borderline hyperprotective parenting will not damage a child. But how often is it an isolated policy? Often enough, the same parents saying these things are the ones who don’t let their kids watch anything but Disney movies until they’re 18. I’m just trying to present an opposing view point for the peanut gallery, so they don’t feel compelled to raise sheltered little freaks simply because their peers are making blanket statements about what is appropriate for other peoples’ children.

    You know, just stirrin’ the pot. ;)

  • Athena

    My kid isnt going to be traumatized because I dont let him wander around the neighborhood at 7 years old. Just my opinion.

    And a very valid opinion. Certainly, one instance of borderline hyperprotective parenting will not damage a child. But how often is it an isolated policy? Often enough, the same parents saying these things are the ones who don’t let their kids watch anything but Disney movies until they’re 18. I’m just trying to present an opposing view point for the peanut gallery, so they don’t feel compelled to raise sheltered little freaks simply because their peers are making blanket statements about what is appropriate for other peoples’ children.

    You know, just stirrin’ the pot. ;)

  • Athena

    My kid isnt going to be traumatized because I dont let him wander around the neighborhood at 7 years old. Just my opinion.

    And a very valid opinion. Certainly, one instance of borderline hyperprotective parenting will not damage a child. But how often is it an isolated policy? Often enough, the same parents saying these things are the ones who don’t let their kids watch anything but Disney movies until they’re 18. I’m just trying to present an opposing view point for the peanut gallery, so they don’t feel compelled to raise sheltered little freaks simply because their peers are making blanket statements about what is appropriate for other peoples’ children.

    You know, just stirrin’ the pot. ;)

  • Athena

    My kid isnt going to be traumatized because I dont let him wander around the neighborhood at 7 years old. Just my opinion.

    And a very valid opinion. Certainly, one instance of borderline hyperprotective parenting will not damage a child. But how often is it an isolated policy? Often enough, the same parents saying these things are the ones who don’t let their kids watch anything but Disney movies until they’re 18. I’m just trying to present an opposing view point for the peanut gallery, so they don’t feel compelled to raise sheltered little freaks simply because their peers are making blanket statements about what is appropriate for other peoples’ children.

    You know, just stirrin’ the pot. ;)

  • Athena

    My kid isnt going to be traumatized because I dont let him wander around the neighborhood at 7 years old. Just my opinion.

    And a very valid opinion. Certainly, one instance of borderline hyperprotective parenting will not damage a child. But how often is it an isolated policy? Often enough, the same parents saying these things are the ones who don’t let their kids watch anything but Disney movies until they’re 18. I’m just trying to present an opposing view point for the peanut gallery, so they don’t feel compelled to raise sheltered little freaks simply because their peers are making blanket statements about what is appropriate for other peoples’ children.

    You know, just stirrin’ the pot. ;)

  • Athena

    My kid isnt going to be traumatized because I dont let him wander around the neighborhood at 7 years old. Just my opinion.

    And a very valid opinion. Certainly, one instance of borderline hyperprotective parenting will not damage a child. But how often is it an isolated policy? Often enough, the same parents saying these things are the ones who don’t let their kids watch anything but Disney movies until they’re 18. I’m just trying to present an opposing view point for the peanut gallery, so they don’t feel compelled to raise sheltered little freaks simply because their peers are making blanket statements about what is appropriate for other peoples’ children.

    You know, just stirrin’ the pot. ;)

  • Athena

    My kid isnt going to be traumatized because I dont let him wander around the neighborhood at 7 years old. Just my opinion.

    And a very valid opinion. Certainly, one instance of borderline hyperprotective parenting will not damage a child. But how often is it an isolated policy? Often enough, the same parents saying these things are the ones who don’t let their kids watch anything but Disney movies until they’re 18. I’m just trying to present an opposing view point for the peanut gallery, so they don’t feel compelled to raise sheltered little freaks simply because their peers are making blanket statements about what is appropriate for other peoples’ children.

    You know, just stirrin’ the pot. ;)

  • Athena

    My kid isnt going to be traumatized because I dont let him wander around the neighborhood at 7 years old. Just my opinion.

    And a very valid opinion. Certainly, one instance of borderline hyperprotective parenting will not damage a child. But how often is it an isolated policy? Often enough, the same parents saying these things are the ones who don’t let their kids watch anything but Disney movies until they’re 18. I’m just trying to present an opposing view point for the peanut gallery, so they don’t feel compelled to raise sheltered little freaks simply because their peers are making blanket statements about what is appropriate for other peoples’ children.

    You know, just stirrin’ the pot. ;)

  • Athena

    My kid isnt going to be traumatized because I dont let him wander around the neighborhood at 7 years old. Just my opinion.

    And a very valid opinion. Certainly, one instance of borderline hyperprotective parenting will not damage a child. But how often is it an isolated policy? Often enough, the same parents saying these things are the ones who don’t let their kids watch anything but Disney movies until they’re 18. I’m just trying to present an opposing view point for the peanut gallery, so they don’t feel compelled to raise sheltered little freaks simply because their peers are making blanket statements about what is appropriate for other peoples’ children.

    You know, just stirrin’ the pot. ;)

  • Athena

    My kid isnt going to be traumatized because I dont let him wander around the neighborhood at 7 years old. Just my opinion.

    And a very valid opinion. Certainly, one instance of borderline hyperprotective parenting will not damage a child. But how often is it an isolated policy? Often enough, the same parents saying these things are the ones who don’t let their kids watch anything but Disney movies until they’re 18. I’m just trying to present an opposing view point for the peanut gallery, so they don’t feel compelled to raise sheltered little freaks simply because their peers are making blanket statements about what is appropriate for other peoples’ children.

    You know, just stirrin’ the pot. ;)

  • Athena

    My kid isnt going to be traumatized because I dont let him wander around the neighborhood at 7 years old. Just my opinion.

    And a very valid opinion. Certainly, one instance of borderline hyperprotective parenting will not damage a child. But how often is it an isolated policy? Often enough, the same parents saying these things are the ones who don’t let their kids watch anything but Disney movies until they’re 18. I’m just trying to present an opposing view point for the peanut gallery, so they don’t feel compelled to raise sheltered little freaks simply because their peers are making blanket statements about what is appropriate for other peoples’ children.

    You know, just stirrin’ the pot. ;)

  • Athena

    My kid isnt going to be traumatized because I dont let him wander around the neighborhood at 7 years old. Just my opinion.

    And a very valid opinion. Certainly, one instance of borderline hyperprotective parenting will not damage a child. But how often is it an isolated policy? Often enough, the same parents saying these things are the ones who don’t let their kids watch anything but Disney movies until they’re 18. I’m just trying to present an opposing view point for the peanut gallery, so they don’t feel compelled to raise sheltered little freaks simply because their peers are making blanket statements about what is appropriate for other peoples’ children.

    You know, just stirrin’ the pot. ;)

  • Athena

    My kid isnt going to be traumatized because I dont let him wander around the neighborhood at 7 years old. Just my opinion.

    And a very valid opinion. Certainly, one instance of borderline hyperprotective parenting will not damage a child. But how often is it an isolated policy? Often enough, the same parents saying these things are the ones who don’t let their kids watch anything but Disney movies until they’re 18. I’m just trying to present an opposing view point for the peanut gallery, so they don’t feel compelled to raise sheltered little freaks simply because their peers are making blanket statements about what is appropriate for other peoples’ children.

    You know, just stirrin’ the pot. ;)

  • Athena

    My kid isnt going to be traumatized because I dont let him wander around the neighborhood at 7 years old. Just my opinion.

    And a very valid opinion. Certainly, one instance of borderline hyperprotective parenting will not damage a child. But how often is it an isolated policy? Often enough, the same parents saying these things are the ones who don’t let their kids watch anything but Disney movies until they’re 18. I’m just trying to present an opposing view point for the peanut gallery, so they don’t feel compelled to raise sheltered little freaks simply because their peers are making blanket statements about what is appropriate for other peoples’ children.

    You know, just stirrin’ the pot. ;)

  • Athena

    My kid isnt going to be traumatized because I dont let him wander around the neighborhood at 7 years old. Just my opinion.

    And a very valid opinion. Certainly, one instance of borderline hyperprotective parenting will not damage a child. But how often is it an isolated policy? Often enough, the same parents saying these things are the ones who don’t let their kids watch anything but Disney movies until they’re 18. I’m just trying to present an opposing view point for the peanut gallery, so they don’t feel compelled to raise sheltered little freaks simply because their peers are making blanket statements about what is appropriate for other peoples’ children.

    You know, just stirrin’ the pot. ;)

  • Athena

    My kid isnt going to be traumatized because I dont let him wander around the neighborhood at 7 years old. Just my opinion.

    And a very valid opinion. Certainly, one instance of borderline hyperprotective parenting will not damage a child. But how often is it an isolated policy? Often enough, the same parents saying these things are the ones who don’t let their kids watch anything but Disney movies until they’re 18. I’m just trying to present an opposing view point for the peanut gallery, so they don’t feel compelled to raise sheltered little freaks simply because their peers are making blanket statements about what is appropriate for other peoples’ children.

    You know, just stirrin’ the pot. ;)

  • Kathy

    I just think about the little boy who I interacted with yesterday. Based on some people’s initial comments, he was too young to be doing what he was doing. I just don’t think that’s the case.

    Oh, I definitely would have beaten my duaghter for talking to you outside our home. But it would be for her own good. Everyone knows that punk people are DANGEROUS. :p

    Often enough, the same parents saying these things are the ones who don’t let their kids watch anything but Disney movies until they’re 18.

    Whew! You weren’t talking about me. My daughter watches South Park and Family guy. ;)

  • Kathy

    I just think about the little boy who I interacted with yesterday. Based on some people’s initial comments, he was too young to be doing what he was doing. I just don’t think that’s the case.

    Oh, I definitely would have beaten my duaghter for talking to you outside our home. But it would be for her own good. Everyone knows that punk people are DANGEROUS. :p

    Often enough, the same parents saying these things are the ones who don’t let their kids watch anything but Disney movies until they’re 18.

    Whew! You weren’t talking about me. My daughter watches South Park and Family guy. ;)

  • Kathy

    I just think about the little boy who I interacted with yesterday. Based on some people’s initial comments, he was too young to be doing what he was doing. I just don’t think that’s the case.

    Oh, I definitely would have beaten my duaghter for talking to you outside our home. But it would be for her own good. Everyone knows that punk people are DANGEROUS. :p

    Often enough, the same parents saying these things are the ones who don’t let their kids watch anything but Disney movies until they’re 18.

    Whew! You weren’t talking about me. My daughter watches South Park and Family guy. ;)

  • Kathy

    I just think about the little boy who I interacted with yesterday. Based on some people’s initial comments, he was too young to be doing what he was doing. I just don’t think that’s the case.

    Oh, I definitely would have beaten my duaghter for talking to you outside our home. But it would be for her own good. Everyone knows that punk people are DANGEROUS. :p

    Often enough, the same parents saying these things are the ones who don’t let their kids watch anything but Disney movies until they’re 18.

    Whew! You weren’t talking about me. My daughter watches South Park and Family guy. ;)

  • Kathy

    I just think about the little boy who I interacted with yesterday. Based on some people’s initial comments, he was too young to be doing what he was doing. I just don’t think that’s the case.

    Oh, I definitely would have beaten my duaghter for talking to you outside our home. But it would be for her own good. Everyone knows that punk people are DANGEROUS. :p

    Often enough, the same parents saying these things are the ones who don’t let their kids watch anything but Disney movies until they’re 18.

    Whew! You weren’t talking about me. My daughter watches South Park and Family guy. ;)

  • Kathy

    I just think about the little boy who I interacted with yesterday. Based on some people’s initial comments, he was too young to be doing what he was doing. I just don’t think that’s the case.

    Oh, I definitely would have beaten my duaghter for talking to you outside our home. But it would be for her own good. Everyone knows that punk people are DANGEROUS. :p

    Often enough, the same parents saying these things are the ones who don’t let their kids watch anything but Disney movies until they’re 18.

    Whew! You weren’t talking about me. My daughter watches South Park and Family guy. ;)

  • Kathy

    I just think about the little boy who I interacted with yesterday. Based on some people’s initial comments, he was too young to be doing what he was doing. I just don’t think that’s the case.

    Oh, I definitely would have beaten my duaghter for talking to you outside our home. But it would be for her own good. Everyone knows that punk people are DANGEROUS. :p

    Often enough, the same parents saying these things are the ones who don’t let their kids watch anything but Disney movies until they’re 18.

    Whew! You weren’t talking about me. My daughter watches South Park and Family guy. ;)

  • Kathy

    I just think about the little boy who I interacted with yesterday. Based on some people’s initial comments, he was too young to be doing what he was doing. I just don’t think that’s the case.

    Oh, I definitely would have beaten my duaghter for talking to you outside our home. But it would be for her own good. Everyone knows that punk people are DANGEROUS. :p

    Often enough, the same parents saying these things are the ones who don’t let their kids watch anything but Disney movies until they’re 18.

    Whew! You weren’t talking about me. My daughter watches South Park and Family guy. ;)

  • Kathy

    I just think about the little boy who I interacted with yesterday. Based on some people’s initial comments, he was too young to be doing what he was doing. I just don’t think that’s the case.

    Oh, I definitely would have beaten my duaghter for talking to you outside our home. But it would be for her own good. Everyone knows that punk people are DANGEROUS. :p

    Often enough, the same parents saying these things are the ones who don’t let their kids watch anything but Disney movies until they’re 18.

    Whew! You weren’t talking about me. My daughter watches South Park and Family guy. ;)

  • Kathy

    I just think about the little boy who I interacted with yesterday. Based on some people’s initial comments, he was too young to be doing what he was doing. I just don’t think that’s the case.

    Oh, I definitely would have beaten my duaghter for talking to you outside our home. But it would be for her own good. Everyone knows that punk people are DANGEROUS. :p

    Often enough, the same parents saying these things are the ones who don’t let their kids watch anything but Disney movies until they’re 18.

    Whew! You weren’t talking about me. My daughter watches South Park and Family guy. ;)

  • Kathy

    I just think about the little boy who I interacted with yesterday. Based on some people’s initial comments, he was too young to be doing what he was doing. I just don’t think that’s the case.

    Oh, I definitely would have beaten my duaghter for talking to you outside our home. But it would be for her own good. Everyone knows that punk people are DANGEROUS. :p

    Often enough, the same parents saying these things are the ones who don’t let their kids watch anything but Disney movies until they’re 18.

    Whew! You weren’t talking about me. My daughter watches South Park and Family guy. ;)

  • Kathy

    I just think about the little boy who I interacted with yesterday. Based on some people’s initial comments, he was too young to be doing what he was doing. I just don’t think that’s the case.

    Oh, I definitely would have beaten my duaghter for talking to you outside our home. But it would be for her own good. Everyone knows that punk people are DANGEROUS. :p

    Often enough, the same parents saying these things are the ones who don’t let their kids watch anything but Disney movies until they’re 18.

    Whew! You weren’t talking about me. My daughter watches South Park and Family guy. ;)

  • Kathy

    I just think about the little boy who I interacted with yesterday. Based on some people’s initial comments, he was too young to be doing what he was doing. I just don’t think that’s the case.

    Oh, I definitely would have beaten my duaghter for talking to you outside our home. But it would be for her own good. Everyone knows that punk people are DANGEROUS. :p

    Often enough, the same parents saying these things are the ones who don’t let their kids watch anything but Disney movies until they’re 18.

    Whew! You weren’t talking about me. My daughter watches South Park and Family guy. ;)

  • Kathy

    I just think about the little boy who I interacted with yesterday. Based on some people’s initial comments, he was too young to be doing what he was doing. I just don’t think that’s the case.

    Oh, I definitely would have beaten my duaghter for talking to you outside our home. But it would be for her own good. Everyone knows that punk people are DANGEROUS. :p

    Often enough, the same parents saying these things are the ones who don’t let their kids watch anything but Disney movies until they’re 18.

    Whew! You weren’t talking about me. My daughter watches South Park and Family guy. ;)

  • Kathy

    I just think about the little boy who I interacted with yesterday. Based on some people’s initial comments, he was too young to be doing what he was doing. I just don’t think that’s the case.

    Oh, I definitely would have beaten my duaghter for talking to you outside our home. But it would be for her own good. Everyone knows that punk people are DANGEROUS. :p

    Often enough, the same parents saying these things are the ones who don’t let their kids watch anything but Disney movies until they’re 18.

    Whew! You weren’t talking about me. My daughter watches South Park and Family guy. ;)

  • Kathy

    I just think about the little boy who I interacted with yesterday. Based on some people’s initial comments, he was too young to be doing what he was doing. I just don’t think that’s the case.

    Oh, I definitely would have beaten my duaghter for talking to you outside our home. But it would be for her own good. Everyone knows that punk people are DANGEROUS. :p

    Often enough, the same parents saying these things are the ones who don’t let their kids watch anything but Disney movies until they’re 18.

    Whew! You weren’t talking about me. My daughter watches South Park and Family guy. ;)

  • Kathy

    I just think about the little boy who I interacted with yesterday. Based on some people’s initial comments, he was too young to be doing what he was doing. I just don’t think that’s the case.

    Oh, I definitely would have beaten my duaghter for talking to you outside our home. But it would be for her own good. Everyone knows that punk people are DANGEROUS. :p

    Often enough, the same parents saying these things are the ones who don’t let their kids watch anything but Disney movies until they’re 18.

    Whew! You weren’t talking about me. My daughter watches South Park and Family guy. ;)

  • Kathy

    I just think about the little boy who I interacted with yesterday. Based on some people’s initial comments, he was too young to be doing what he was doing. I just don’t think that’s the case.

    Oh, I definitely would have beaten my duaghter for talking to you outside our home. But it would be for her own good. Everyone knows that punk people are DANGEROUS. :p

    Often enough, the same parents saying these things are the ones who don’t let their kids watch anything but Disney movies until they’re 18.

    Whew! You weren’t talking about me. My daughter watches South Park and Family guy. ;)

  • Kathy

    I just think about the little boy who I interacted with yesterday. Based on some people’s initial comments, he was too young to be doing what he was doing. I just don’t think that’s the case.

    Oh, I definitely would have beaten my duaghter for talking to you outside our home. But it would be for her own good. Everyone knows that punk people are DANGEROUS. :p

    Often enough, the same parents saying these things are the ones who don’t let their kids watch anything but Disney movies until they’re 18.

    Whew! You weren’t talking about me. My daughter watches South Park and Family guy. ;)

  • Kathy

    I just think about the little boy who I interacted with yesterday. Based on some people’s initial comments, he was too young to be doing what he was doing. I just don’t think that’s the case.

    Oh, I definitely would have beaten my duaghter for talking to you outside our home. But it would be for her own good. Everyone knows that punk people are DANGEROUS. :p

    Often enough, the same parents saying these things are the ones who don’t let their kids watch anything but Disney movies until they’re 18.

    Whew! You weren’t talking about me. My daughter watches South Park and Family guy. ;)

  • Kathy

    I just think about the little boy who I interacted with yesterday. Based on some people’s initial comments, he was too young to be doing what he was doing. I just don’t think that’s the case.

    Oh, I definitely would have beaten my duaghter for talking to you outside our home. But it would be for her own good. Everyone knows that punk people are DANGEROUS. :p

    Often enough, the same parents saying these things are the ones who don’t let their kids watch anything but Disney movies until they’re 18.

    Whew! You weren’t talking about me. My daughter watches South Park and Family guy. ;)

  • http://dreamindemon.com/ impqueen

    Whew! You weren’t talking about me. My daughter watches South Park and Family guy.

    Geez, yeah. Impspawn II walked in the house not long ago and did this perfect deadpan Cartman impression: “Would you like to suck my BALLS, Mister Garrison?”

    He got upset when I flipped out and started in with the “Oh no you didn’t”s. His father had to come in and explain exactly what that question meant. Turns out a junior high kid on his bus had the .mp3 of that quote on his cell phone, and Impspawn heard everyone laughing and did the impression on the bus, and everyone told him how cool and awesome he was, and he thought I’d appreciate his cool awesomeness.

    Oops. ;)

  • http://dreamindemon.com/ impqueen

    Whew! You weren’t talking about me. My daughter watches South Park and Family guy.

    Geez, yeah. Impspawn II walked in the house not long ago and did this perfect deadpan Cartman impression: “Would you like to suck my BALLS, Mister Garrison?”

    He got upset when I flipped out and started in with the “Oh no you didn’t”s. His father had to come in and explain exactly what that question meant. Turns out a junior high kid on his bus had the .mp3 of that quote on his cell phone, and Impspawn heard everyone laughing and did the impression on the bus, and everyone told him how cool and awesome he was, and he thought I’d appreciate his cool awesomeness.

    Oops. ;)

  • http://dreamindemon.com/ impqueen

    Whew! You weren’t talking about me. My daughter watches South Park and Family guy.

    Geez, yeah. Impspawn II walked in the house not long ago and did this perfect deadpan Cartman impression: “Would you like to suck my BALLS, Mister Garrison?”

    He got upset when I flipped out and started in with the “Oh no you didn’t”s. His father had to come in and explain exactly what that question meant. Turns out a junior high kid on his bus had the .mp3 of that quote on his cell phone, and Impspawn heard everyone laughing and did the impression on the bus, and everyone told him how cool and awesome he was, and he thought I’d appreciate his cool awesomeness.

    Oops. ;)

  • http://dreamindemon.com/ impqueen

    Whew! You weren’t talking about me. My daughter watches South Park and Family guy.

    Geez, yeah. Impspawn II walked in the house not long ago and did this perfect deadpan Cartman impression: “Would you like to suck my BALLS, Mister Garrison?”

    He got upset when I flipped out and started in with the “Oh no you didn’t”s. His father had to come in and explain exactly what that question meant. Turns out a junior high kid on his bus had the .mp3 of that quote on his cell phone, and Impspawn heard everyone laughing and did the impression on the bus, and everyone told him how cool and awesome he was, and he thought I’d appreciate his cool awesomeness.

    Oops. ;)

  • http://dreamindemon.com/ impqueen

    Whew! You weren’t talking about me. My daughter watches South Park and Family guy.

    Geez, yeah. Impspawn II walked in the house not long ago and did this perfect deadpan Cartman impression: “Would you like to suck my BALLS, Mister Garrison?”

    He got upset when I flipped out and started in with the “Oh no you didn’t”s. His father had to come in and explain exactly what that question meant. Turns out a junior high kid on his bus had the .mp3 of that quote on his cell phone, and Impspawn heard everyone laughing and did the impression on the bus, and everyone told him how cool and awesome he was, and he thought I’d appreciate his cool awesomeness.

    Oops. ;)

  • http://dreamindemon.com/ impqueen

    Whew! You weren’t talking about me. My daughter watches South Park and Family guy.

    Geez, yeah. Impspawn II walked in the house not long ago and did this perfect deadpan Cartman impression: “Would you like to suck my BALLS, Mister Garrison?”

    He got upset when I flipped out and started in with the “Oh no you didn’t”s. His father had to come in and explain exactly what that question meant. Turns out a junior high kid on his bus had the .mp3 of that quote on his cell phone, and Impspawn heard everyone laughing and did the impression on the bus, and everyone told him how cool and awesome he was, and he thought I’d appreciate his cool awesomeness.

    Oops. ;)

  • http://dreamindemon.com/ impqueen

    Whew! You weren’t talking about me. My daughter watches South Park and Family guy.

    Geez, yeah. Impspawn II walked in the house not long ago and did this perfect deadpan Cartman impression: “Would you like to suck my BALLS, Mister Garrison?”

    He got upset when I flipped out and started in with the “Oh no you didn’t”s. His father had to come in and explain exactly what that question meant. Turns out a junior high kid on his bus had the .mp3 of that quote on his cell phone, and Impspawn heard everyone laughing and did the impression on the bus, and everyone told him how cool and awesome he was, and he thought I’d appreciate his cool awesomeness.

    Oops. ;)

  • http://dreamindemon.com/ impqueen

    Whew! You weren’t talking about me. My daughter watches South Park and Family guy.

    Geez, yeah. Impspawn II walked in the house not long ago and did this perfect deadpan Cartman impression: “Would you like to suck my BALLS, Mister Garrison?”

    He got upset when I flipped out and started in with the “Oh no you didn’t”s. His father had to come in and explain exactly what that question meant. Turns out a junior high kid on his bus had the .mp3 of that quote on his cell phone, and Impspawn heard everyone laughing and did the impression on the bus, and everyone told him how cool and awesome he was, and he thought I’d appreciate his cool awesomeness.

    Oops. ;)

  • http://dreamindemon.com/ impqueen

    Whew! You weren’t talking about me. My daughter watches South Park and Family guy.

    Geez, yeah. Impspawn II walked in the house not long ago and did this perfect deadpan Cartman impression: “Would you like to suck my BALLS, Mister Garrison?”

    He got upset when I flipped out and started in with the “Oh no you didn’t”s. His father had to come in and explain exactly what that question meant. Turns out a junior high kid on his bus had the .mp3 of that quote on his cell phone, and Impspawn heard everyone laughing and did the impression on the bus, and everyone told him how cool and awesome he was, and he thought I’d appreciate his cool awesomeness.

    Oops. ;)

  • http://dreamindemon.com/ impqueen

    Whew! You weren’t talking about me. My daughter watches South Park and Family guy.

    Geez, yeah. Impspawn II walked in the house not long ago and did this perfect deadpan Cartman impression: “Would you like to suck my BALLS, Mister Garrison?”

    He got upset when I flipped out and started in with the “Oh no you didn’t”s. His father had to come in and explain exactly what that question meant. Turns out a junior high kid on his bus had the .mp3 of that quote on his cell phone, and Impspawn heard everyone laughing and did the impression on the bus, and everyone told him how cool and awesome he was, and he thought I’d appreciate his cool awesomeness.

    Oops. ;)

  • http://dreamindemon.com/ impqueen

    Whew! You weren’t talking about me. My daughter watches South Park and Family guy.

    Geez, yeah. Impspawn II walked in the house not long ago and did this perfect deadpan Cartman impression: “Would you like to suck my BALLS, Mister Garrison?”

    He got upset when I flipped out and started in with the “Oh no you didn’t”s. His father had to come in and explain exactly what that question meant. Turns out a junior high kid on his bus had the .mp3 of that quote on his cell phone, and Impspawn heard everyone laughing and did the impression on the bus, and everyone told him how cool and awesome he was, and he thought I’d appreciate his cool awesomeness.

    Oops. ;)

  • http://dreamindemon.com/ impqueen

    Whew! You weren’t talking about me. My daughter watches South Park and Family guy.

    Geez, yeah. Impspawn II walked in the house not long ago and did this perfect deadpan Cartman impression: “Would you like to suck my BALLS, Mister Garrison?”

    He got upset when I flipped out and started in with the “Oh no you didn’t”s. His father had to come in and explain exactly what that question meant. Turns out a junior high kid on his bus had the .mp3 of that quote on his cell phone, and Impspawn heard everyone laughing and did the impression on the bus, and everyone told him how cool and awesome he was, and he thought I’d appreciate his cool awesomeness.

    Oops. ;)

  • http://dreamindemon.com/ impqueen

    Whew! You weren’t talking about me. My daughter watches South Park and Family guy.

    Geez, yeah. Impspawn II walked in the house not long ago and did this perfect deadpan Cartman impression: “Would you like to suck my BALLS, Mister Garrison?”

    He got upset when I flipped out and started in with the “Oh no you didn’t”s. His father had to come in and explain exactly what that question meant. Turns out a junior high kid on his bus had the .mp3 of that quote on his cell phone, and Impspawn heard everyone laughing and did the impression on the bus, and everyone told him how cool and awesome he was, and he thought I’d appreciate his cool awesomeness.

    Oops. ;)

  • http://dreamindemon.com/ impqueen

    Whew! You weren’t talking about me. My daughter watches South Park and Family guy.

    Geez, yeah. Impspawn II walked in the house not long ago and did this perfect deadpan Cartman impression: “Would you like to suck my BALLS, Mister Garrison?”

    He got upset when I flipped out and started in with the “Oh no you didn’t”s. His father had to come in and explain exactly what that question meant. Turns out a junior high kid on his bus had the .mp3 of that quote on his cell phone, and Impspawn heard everyone laughing and did the impression on the bus, and everyone told him how cool and awesome he was, and he thought I’d appreciate his cool awesomeness.

    Oops. ;)

  • http://dreamindemon.com/ impqueen

    Whew! You weren’t talking about me. My daughter watches South Park and Family guy.

    Geez, yeah. Impspawn II walked in the house not long ago and did this perfect deadpan Cartman impression: “Would you like to suck my BALLS, Mister Garrison?”

    He got upset when I flipped out and started in with the “Oh no you didn’t”s. His father had to come in and explain exactly what that question meant. Turns out a junior high kid on his bus had the .mp3 of that quote on his cell phone, and Impspawn heard everyone laughing and did the impression on the bus, and everyone told him how cool and awesome he was, and he thought I’d appreciate his cool awesomeness.

    Oops. ;)

  • http://dreamindemon.com/ impqueen

    Whew! You weren’t talking about me. My daughter watches South Park and Family guy.

    Geez, yeah. Impspawn II walked in the house not long ago and did this perfect deadpan Cartman impression: “Would you like to suck my BALLS, Mister Garrison?”

    He got upset when I flipped out and started in with the “Oh no you didn’t”s. His father had to come in and explain exactly what that question meant. Turns out a junior high kid on his bus had the .mp3 of that quote on his cell phone, and Impspawn heard everyone laughing and did the impression on the bus, and everyone told him how cool and awesome he was, and he thought I’d appreciate his cool awesomeness.

    Oops. ;)

  • http://dreamindemon.com/ impqueen

    Whew! You weren’t talking about me. My daughter watches South Park and Family guy.

    Geez, yeah. Impspawn II walked in the house not long ago and did this perfect deadpan Cartman impression: “Would you like to suck my BALLS, Mister Garrison?”

    He got upset when I flipped out and started in with the “Oh no you didn’t”s. His father had to come in and explain exactly what that question meant. Turns out a junior high kid on his bus had the .mp3 of that quote on his cell phone, and Impspawn heard everyone laughing and did the impression on the bus, and everyone told him how cool and awesome he was, and he thought I’d appreciate his cool awesomeness.

    Oops. ;)

  • http://dreamindemon.com/ impqueen

    Whew! You weren’t talking about me. My daughter watches South Park and Family guy.

    Geez, yeah. Impspawn II walked in the house not long ago and did this perfect deadpan Cartman impression: “Would you like to suck my BALLS, Mister Garrison?”

    He got upset when I flipped out and started in with the “Oh no you didn’t”s. His father had to come in and explain exactly what that question meant. Turns out a junior high kid on his bus had the .mp3 of that quote on his cell phone, and Impspawn heard everyone laughing and did the impression on the bus, and everyone told him how cool and awesome he was, and he thought I’d appreciate his cool awesomeness.

    Oops. ;)

  • http://dreamindemon.com/ impqueen

    Whew! You weren’t talking about me. My daughter watches South Park and Family guy.

    Geez, yeah. Impspawn II walked in the house not long ago and did this perfect deadpan Cartman impression: “Would you like to suck my BALLS, Mister Garrison?”

    He got upset when I flipped out and started in with the “Oh no you didn’t”s. His father had to come in and explain exactly what that question meant. Turns out a junior high kid on his bus had the .mp3 of that quote on his cell phone, and Impspawn heard everyone laughing and did the impression on the bus, and everyone told him how cool and awesome he was, and he thought I’d appreciate his cool awesomeness.

    Oops. ;)

  • http://dreamindemon.com impqueen

    Whew! You weren’t talking about me. My daughter watches South Park and Family guy.

    Geez, yeah. Impspawn II walked in the house not long ago and did this perfect deadpan Cartman impression: “Would you like to suck my BALLS, Mister Garrison?”

    He got upset when I flipped out and started in with the “Oh no you didn’t”s. His father had to come in and explain exactly what that question meant. Turns out a junior high kid on his bus had the .mp3 of that quote on his cell phone, and Impspawn heard everyone laughing and did the impression on the bus, and everyone told him how cool and awesome he was, and he thought I’d appreciate his cool awesomeness.

    Oops. ;)

  • Athena

    Everyone knows that punk people are DANGEROUS. :p

    Hey! I had just gotten home from work. I was wearing a black, knitted poncho, jeans, some ballerina shoes and my A|X sunglasses. :p

    You weren’t talking about me. My daughter watches South Park and Family guy.

    Based on that sentence alone, I hearby nominate you for the Parent of the Year award. Seriously. No sarcasm. :)

  • Athena

    Everyone knows that punk people are DANGEROUS. :p

    Hey! I had just gotten home from work. I was wearing a black, knitted poncho, jeans, some ballerina shoes and my A|X sunglasses. :p

    You weren’t talking about me. My daughter watches South Park and Family guy.

    Based on that sentence alone, I hearby nominate you for the Parent of the Year award. Seriously. No sarcasm. :)

  • Athena

    Everyone knows that punk people are DANGEROUS. :p

    Hey! I had just gotten home from work. I was wearing a black, knitted poncho, jeans, some ballerina shoes and my A|X sunglasses. :p

    You weren’t talking about me. My daughter watches South Park and Family guy.

    Based on that sentence alone, I hearby nominate you for the Parent of the Year award. Seriously. No sarcasm. :)

  • Athena

    Everyone knows that punk people are DANGEROUS. :p

    Hey! I had just gotten home from work. I was wearing a black, knitted poncho, jeans, some ballerina shoes and my A|X sunglasses. :p

    You weren’t talking about me. My daughter watches South Park and Family guy.

    Based on that sentence alone, I hearby nominate you for the Parent of the Year award. Seriously. No sarcasm. :)

  • Athena

    Everyone knows that punk people are DANGEROUS. :p

    Hey! I had just gotten home from work. I was wearing a black, knitted poncho, jeans, some ballerina shoes and my A|X sunglasses. :p

    You weren’t talking about me. My daughter watches South Park and Family guy.

    Based on that sentence alone, I hearby nominate you for the Parent of the Year award. Seriously. No sarcasm. :)

  • cld79

    Growing up we knew all of our neighbors. Now today I know maybe 3-4 families on my street. I have seen most of the people on my loop but not even all of them.
    My 7 year old is only allowed to stay w/his 10 year old brother and go up the street, about 4 houses up and play with some other kids. Most of the time he stays home and plays video games, sad to say. I at least know where he is. He is not allowed to roam free outside by himself at all. He will talk to anyone. He once stopped a car driving by and asked them if the ice cream man was up the street. I was watching out the window as he was walking home from the neighbors (we always call to tell each other when our kids leave), but he got into a lot of trouble for that.

    My 10 year old is allowed to go over to his friends houses on the street and play out front. They all basically stay out front. My husband says I scare him when I tell him about getting kidnapped and such but you can never be too careful.

    We do have one neighbor who never watches her kid. She will wait till the last possible minute to call and ask if he is over my house. When I say he has not been here all day, she has actually said “where is he then?”. One time he was in a man’s house in another development looking at his cat. She still then did not look for her child and asked us to since her husband was out and her 3 year old was home w/her. So me with my two older children, mind you I do have a 1 year old walked around with another neighbor and looked for him. I always say something bad is going to happen to him for wandering around all of the time. Their whole story is another story in itself.

    This case is very sad. I am sure the Dad will live with letting her walk alone for the rest of his life.

  • cld79

    Growing up we knew all of our neighbors. Now today I know maybe 3-4 families on my street. I have seen most of the people on my loop but not even all of them.
    My 7 year old is only allowed to stay w/his 10 year old brother and go up the street, about 4 houses up and play with some other kids. Most of the time he stays home and plays video games, sad to say. I at least know where he is. He is not allowed to roam free outside by himself at all. He will talk to anyone. He once stopped a car driving by and asked them if the ice cream man was up the street. I was watching out the window as he was walking home from the neighbors (we always call to tell each other when our kids leave), but he got into a lot of trouble for that.

    My 10 year old is allowed to go over to his friends houses on the street and play out front. They all basically stay out front. My husband says I scare him when I tell him about getting kidnapped and such but you can never be too careful.

    We do have one neighbor who never watches her kid. She will wait till the last possible minute to call and ask if he is over my house. When I say he has not been here all day, she has actually said “where is he then?”. One time he was in a man’s house in another development looking at his cat. She still then did not look for her child and asked us to since her husband was out and her 3 year old was home w/her. So me with my two older children, mind you I do have a 1 year old walked around with another neighbor and looked for him. I always say something bad is going to happen to him for wandering around all of the time. Their whole story is another story in itself.

    This case is very sad. I am sure the Dad will live with letting her walk alone for the rest of his life.

  • cld79

    Growing up we knew all of our neighbors. Now today I know maybe 3-4 families on my street. I have seen most of the people on my loop but not even all of them.
    My 7 year old is only allowed to stay w/his 10 year old brother and go up the street, about 4 houses up and play with some other kids. Most of the time he stays home and plays video games, sad to say. I at least know where he is. He is not allowed to roam free outside by himself at all. He will talk to anyone. He once stopped a car driving by and asked them if the ice cream man was up the street. I was watching out the window as he was walking home from the neighbors (we always call to tell each other when our kids leave), but he got into a lot of trouble for that.

    My 10 year old is allowed to go over to his friends houses on the street and play out front. They all basically stay out front. My husband says I scare him when I tell him about getting kidnapped and such but you can never be too careful.

    We do have one neighbor who never watches her kid. She will wait till the last possible minute to call and ask if he is over my house. When I say he has not been here all day, she has actually said “where is he then?”. One time he was in a man’s house in another development looking at his cat. She still then did not look for her child and asked us to since her husband was out and her 3 year old was home w/her. So me with my two older children, mind you I do have a 1 year old walked around with another neighbor and looked for him. I always say something bad is going to happen to him for wandering around all of the time. Their whole story is another story in itself.

    This case is very sad. I am sure the Dad will live with letting her walk alone for the rest of his life.

  • cld79

    Growing up we knew all of our neighbors. Now today I know maybe 3-4 families on my street. I have seen most of the people on my loop but not even all of them.
    My 7 year old is only allowed to stay w/his 10 year old brother and go up the street, about 4 houses up and play with some other kids. Most of the time he stays home and plays video games, sad to say. I at least know where he is. He is not allowed to roam free outside by himself at all. He will talk to anyone. He once stopped a car driving by and asked them if the ice cream man was up the street. I was watching out the window as he was walking home from the neighbors (we always call to tell each other when our kids leave), but he got into a lot of trouble for that.

    My 10 year old is allowed to go over to his friends houses on the street and play out front. They all basically stay out front. My husband says I scare him when I tell him about getting kidnapped and such but you can never be too careful.

    We do have one neighbor who never watches her kid. She will wait till the last possible minute to call and ask if he is over my house. When I say he has not been here all day, she has actually said “where is he then?”. One time he was in a man’s house in another development looking at his cat. She still then did not look for her child and asked us to since her husband was out and her 3 year old was home w/her. So me with my two older children, mind you I do have a 1 year old walked around with another neighbor and looked for him. I always say something bad is going to happen to him for wandering around all of the time. Their whole story is another story in itself.

    This case is very sad. I am sure the Dad will live with letting her walk alone for the rest of his life.

  • cld79

    Growing up we knew all of our neighbors. Now today I know maybe 3-4 families on my street. I have seen most of the people on my loop but not even all of them.
    My 7 year old is only allowed to stay w/his 10 year old brother and go up the street, about 4 houses up and play with some other kids. Most of the time he stays home and plays video games, sad to say. I at least know where he is. He is not allowed to roam free outside by himself at all. He will talk to anyone. He once stopped a car driving by and asked them if the ice cream man was up the street. I was watching out the window as he was walking home from the neighbors (we always call to tell each other when our kids leave), but he got into a lot of trouble for that.

    My 10 year old is allowed to go over to his friends houses on the street and play out front. They all basically stay out front. My husband says I scare him when I tell him about getting kidnapped and such but you can never be too careful.

    We do have one neighbor who never watches her kid. She will wait till the last possible minute to call and ask if he is over my house. When I say he has not been here all day, she has actually said “where is he then?”. One time he was in a man’s house in another development looking at his cat. She still then did not look for her child and asked us to since her husband was out and her 3 year old was home w/her. So me with my two older children, mind you I do have a 1 year old walked around with another neighbor and looked for him. I always say something bad is going to happen to him for wandering around all of the time. Their whole story is another story in itself.

    This case is very sad. I am sure the Dad will live with letting her walk alone for the rest of his life.

  • cld79

    Growing up we knew all of our neighbors. Now today I know maybe 3-4 families on my street. I have seen most of the people on my loop but not even all of them.
    My 7 year old is only allowed to stay w/his 10 year old brother and go up the street, about 4 houses up and play with some other kids. Most of the time he stays home and plays video games, sad to say. I at least know where he is. He is not allowed to roam free outside by himself at all. He will talk to anyone. He once stopped a car driving by and asked them if the ice cream man was up the street. I was watching out the window as he was walking home from the neighbors (we always call to tell each other when our kids leave), but he got into a lot of trouble for that.

    My 10 year old is allowed to go over to his friends houses on the street and play out front. They all basically stay out front. My husband says I scare him when I tell him about getting kidnapped and such but you can never be too careful.

    We do have one neighbor who never watches her kid. She will wait till the last possible minute to call and ask if he is over my house. When I say he has not been here all day, she has actually said “where is he then?”. One time he was in a man’s house in another development looking at his cat. She still then did not look for her child and asked us to since her husband was out and her 3 year old was home w/her. So me with my two older children, mind you I do have a 1 year old walked around with another neighbor and looked for him. I always say something bad is going to happen to him for wandering around all of the time. Their whole story is another story in itself.

    This case is very sad. I am sure the Dad will live with letting her walk alone for the rest of his life.

  • cld79

    Growing up we knew all of our neighbors. Now today I know maybe 3-4 families on my street. I have seen most of the people on my loop but not even all of them.
    My 7 year old is only allowed to stay w/his 10 year old brother and go up the street, about 4 houses up and play with some other kids. Most of the time he stays home and plays video games, sad to say. I at least know where he is. He is not allowed to roam free outside by himself at all. He will talk to anyone. He once stopped a car driving by and asked them if the ice cream man was up the street. I was watching out the window as he was walking home from the neighbors (we always call to tell each other when our kids leave), but he got into a lot of trouble for that.

    My 10 year old is allowed to go over to his friends houses on the street and play out front. They all basically stay out front. My husband says I scare him when I tell him about getting kidnapped and such but you can never be too careful.

    We do have one neighbor who never watches her kid. She will wait till the last possible minute to call and ask if he is over my house. When I say he has not been here all day, she has actually said “where is he then?”. One time he was in a man’s house in another development looking at his cat. She still then did not look for her child and asked us to since her husband was out and her 3 year old was home w/her. So me with my two older children, mind you I do have a 1 year old walked around with another neighbor and looked for him. I always say something bad is going to happen to him for wandering around all of the time. Their whole story is another story in itself.

    This case is very sad. I am sure the Dad will live with letting her walk alone for the rest of his life.

  • cld79

    Growing up we knew all of our neighbors. Now today I know maybe 3-4 families on my street. I have seen most of the people on my loop but not even all of them.
    My 7 year old is only allowed to stay w/his 10 year old brother and go up the street, about 4 houses up and play with some other kids. Most of the time he stays home and plays video games, sad to say. I at least know where he is. He is not allowed to roam free outside by himself at all. He will talk to anyone. He once stopped a car driving by and asked them if the ice cream man was up the street. I was watching out the window as he was walking home from the neighbors (we always call to tell each other when our kids leave), but he got into a lot of trouble for that.

    My 10 year old is allowed to go over to his friends houses on the street and play out front. They all basically stay out front. My husband says I scare him when I tell him about getting kidnapped and such but you can never be too careful.

    We do have one neighbor who never watches her kid. She will wait till the last possible minute to call and ask if he is over my house. When I say he has not been here all day, she has actually said “where is he then?”. One time he was in a man’s house in another development looking at his cat. She still then did not look for her child and asked us to since her husband was out and her 3 year old was home w/her. So me with my two older children, mind you I do have a 1 year old walked around with another neighbor and looked for him. I always say something bad is going to happen to him for wandering around all of the time. Their whole story is another story in itself.

    This case is very sad. I am sure the Dad will live with letting her walk alone for the rest of his life.

  • cld79

    Growing up we knew all of our neighbors. Now today I know maybe 3-4 families on my street. I have seen most of the people on my loop but not even all of them.
    My 7 year old is only allowed to stay w/his 10 year old brother and go up the street, about 4 houses up and play with some other kids. Most of the time he stays home and plays video games, sad to say. I at least know where he is. He is not allowed to roam free outside by himself at all. He will talk to anyone. He once stopped a car driving by and asked them if the ice cream man was up the street. I was watching out the window as he was walking home from the neighbors (we always call to tell each other when our kids leave), but he got into a lot of trouble for that.

    My 10 year old is allowed to go over to his friends houses on the street and play out front. They all basically stay out front. My husband says I scare him when I tell him about getting kidnapped and such but you can never be too careful.

    We do have one neighbor who never watches her kid. She will wait till the last possible minute to call and ask if he is over my house. When I say he has not been here all day, she has actually said “where is he then?”. One time he was in a man’s house in another development looking at his cat. She still then did not look for her child and asked us to since her husband was out and her 3 year old was home w/her. So me with my two older children, mind you I do have a 1 year old walked around with another neighbor and looked for him. I always say something bad is going to happen to him for wandering around all of the time. Their whole story is another story in itself.

    This case is very sad. I am sure the Dad will live with letting her walk alone for the rest of his life.

  • cld79

    Growing up we knew all of our neighbors. Now today I know maybe 3-4 families on my street. I have seen most of the people on my loop but not even all of them.
    My 7 year old is only allowed to stay w/his 10 year old brother and go up the street, about 4 houses up and play with some other kids. Most of the time he stays home and plays video games, sad to say. I at least know where he is. He is not allowed to roam free outside by himself at all. He will talk to anyone. He once stopped a car driving by and asked them if the ice cream man was up the street. I was watching out the window as he was walking home from the neighbors (we always call to tell each other when our kids leave), but he got into a lot of trouble for that.

    My 10 year old is allowed to go over to his friends houses on the street and play out front. They all basically stay out front. My husband says I scare him when I tell him about getting kidnapped and such but you can never be too careful.

    We do have one neighbor who never watches her kid. She will wait till the last possible minute to call and ask if he is over my house. When I say he has not been here all day, she has actually said “where is he then?”. One time he was in a man’s house in another development looking at his cat. She still then did not look for her child and asked us to since her husband was out and her 3 year old was home w/her. So me with my two older children, mind you I do have a 1 year old walked around with another neighbor and looked for him. I always say something bad is going to happen to him for wandering around all of the time. Their whole story is another story in itself.

    This case is very sad. I am sure the Dad will live with letting her walk alone for the rest of his life.

  • cld79

    Growing up we knew all of our neighbors. Now today I know maybe 3-4 families on my street. I have seen most of the people on my loop but not even all of them.
    My 7 year old is only allowed to stay w/his 10 year old brother and go up the street, about 4 houses up and play with some other kids. Most of the time he stays home and plays video games, sad to say. I at least know where he is. He is not allowed to roam free outside by himself at all. He will talk to anyone. He once stopped a car driving by and asked them if the ice cream man was up the street. I was watching out the window as he was walking home from the neighbors (we always call to tell each other when our kids leave), but he got into a lot of trouble for that.

    My 10 year old is allowed to go over to his friends houses on the street and play out front. They all basically stay out front. My husband says I scare him when I tell him about getting kidnapped and such but you can never be too careful.

    We do have one neighbor who never watches her kid. She will wait till the last possible minute to call and ask if he is over my house. When I say he has not been here all day, she has actually said “where is he then?”. One time he was in a man’s house in another development looking at his cat. She still then did not look for her child and asked us to since her husband was out and her 3 year old was home w/her. So me with my two older children, mind you I do have a 1 year old walked around with another neighbor and looked for him. I always say something bad is going to happen to him for wandering around all of the time. Their whole story is another story in itself.

    This case is very sad. I am sure the Dad will live with letting her walk alone for the rest of his life.

  • cld79

    Growing up we knew all of our neighbors. Now today I know maybe 3-4 families on my street. I have seen most of the people on my loop but not even all of them.
    My 7 year old is only allowed to stay w/his 10 year old brother and go up the street, about 4 houses up and play with some other kids. Most of the time he stays home and plays video games, sad to say. I at least know where he is. He is not allowed to roam free outside by himself at all. He will talk to anyone. He once stopped a car driving by and asked them if the ice cream man was up the street. I was watching out the window as he was walking home from the neighbors (we always call to tell each other when our kids leave), but he got into a lot of trouble for that.

    My 10 year old is allowed to go over to his friends houses on the street and play out front. They all basically stay out front. My husband says I scare him when I tell him about getting kidnapped and such but you can never be too careful.

    We do have one neighbor who never watches her kid. She will wait till the last possible minute to call and ask if he is over my house. When I say he has not been here all day, she has actually said “where is he then?”. One time he was in a man’s house in another development looking at his cat. She still then did not look for her child and asked us to since her husband was out and her 3 year old was home w/her. So me with my two older children, mind you I do have a 1 year old walked around with another neighbor and looked for him. I always say something bad is going to happen to him for wandering around all of the time. Their whole story is another story in itself.

    This case is very sad. I am sure the Dad will live with letting her walk alone for the rest of his life.

  • cld79

    Growing up we knew all of our neighbors. Now today I know maybe 3-4 families on my street. I have seen most of the people on my loop but not even all of them.
    My 7 year old is only allowed to stay w/his 10 year old brother and go up the street, about 4 houses up and play with some other kids. Most of the time he stays home and plays video games, sad to say. I at least know where he is. He is not allowed to roam free outside by himself at all. He will talk to anyone. He once stopped a car driving by and asked them if the ice cream man was up the street. I was watching out the window as he was walking home from the neighbors (we always call to tell each other when our kids leave), but he got into a lot of trouble for that.

    My 10 year old is allowed to go over to his friends houses on the street and play out front. They all basically stay out front. My husband says I scare him when I tell him about getting kidnapped and such but you can never be too careful.

    We do have one neighbor who never watches her kid. She will wait till the last possible minute to call and ask if he is over my house. When I say he has not been here all day, she has actually said “where is he then?”. One time he was in a man’s house in another development looking at his cat. She still then did not look for her child and asked us to since her husband was out and her 3 year old was home w/her. So me with my two older children, mind you I do have a 1 year old walked around with another neighbor and looked for him. I always say something bad is going to happen to him for wandering around all of the time. Their whole story is another story in itself.

    This case is very sad. I am sure the Dad will live with letting her walk alone for the rest of his life.

  • cld79

    Growing up we knew all of our neighbors. Now today I know maybe 3-4 families on my street. I have seen most of the people on my loop but not even all of them.
    My 7 year old is only allowed to stay w/his 10 year old brother and go up the street, about 4 houses up and play with some other kids. Most of the time he stays home and plays video games, sad to say. I at least know where he is. He is not allowed to roam free outside by himself at all. He will talk to anyone. He once stopped a car driving by and asked them if the ice cream man was up the street. I was watching out the window as he was walking home from the neighbors (we always call to tell each other when our kids leave), but he got into a lot of trouble for that.

    My 10 year old is allowed to go over to his friends houses on the street and play out front. They all basically stay out front. My husband says I scare him when I tell him about getting kidnapped and such but you can never be too careful.

    We do have one neighbor who never watches her kid. She will wait till the last possible minute to call and ask if he is over my house. When I say he has not been here all day, she has actually said “where is he then?”. One time he was in a man’s house in another development looking at his cat. She still then did not look for her child and asked us to since her husband was out and her 3 year old was home w/her. So me with my two older children, mind you I do have a 1 year old walked around with another neighbor and looked for him. I always say something bad is going to happen to him for wandering around all of the time. Their whole story is another story in itself.

    This case is very sad. I am sure the Dad will live with letting her walk alone for the rest of his life.

  • cld79

    Growing up we knew all of our neighbors. Now today I know maybe 3-4 families on my street. I have seen most of the people on my loop but not even all of them.
    My 7 year old is only allowed to stay w/his 10 year old brother and go up the street, about 4 houses up and play with some other kids. Most of the time he stays home and plays video games, sad to say. I at least know where he is. He is not allowed to roam free outside by himself at all. He will talk to anyone. He once stopped a car driving by and asked them if the ice cream man was up the street. I was watching out the window as he was walking home from the neighbors (we always call to tell each other when our kids leave), but he got into a lot of trouble for that.

    My 10 year old is allowed to go over to his friends houses on the street and play out front. They all basically stay out front. My husband says I scare him when I tell him about getting kidnapped and such but you can never be too careful.

    We do have one neighbor who never watches her kid. She will wait till the last possible minute to call and ask if he is over my house. When I say he has not been here all day, she has actually said “where is he then?”. One time he was in a man’s house in another development looking at his cat. She still then did not look for her child and asked us to since her husband was out and her 3 year old was home w/her. So me with my two older children, mind you I do have a 1 year old walked around with another neighbor and looked for him. I always say something bad is going to happen to him for wandering around all of the time. Their whole story is another story in itself.

    This case is very sad. I am sure the Dad will live with letting her walk alone for the rest of his life.

  • cld79

    Growing up we knew all of our neighbors. Now today I know maybe 3-4 families on my street. I have seen most of the people on my loop but not even all of them.
    My 7 year old is only allowed to stay w/his 10 year old brother and go up the street, about 4 houses up and play with some other kids. Most of the time he stays home and plays video games, sad to say. I at least know where he is. He is not allowed to roam free outside by himself at all. He will talk to anyone. He once stopped a car driving by and asked them if the ice cream man was up the street. I was watching out the window as he was walking home from the neighbors (we always call to tell each other when our kids leave), but he got into a lot of trouble for that.

    My 10 year old is allowed to go over to his friends houses on the street and play out front. They all basically stay out front. My husband says I scare him when I tell him about getting kidnapped and such but you can never be too careful.

    We do have one neighbor who never watches her kid. She will wait till the last possible minute to call and ask if he is over my house. When I say he has not been here all day, she has actually said “where is he then?”. One time he was in a man’s house in another development looking at his cat. She still then did not look for her child and asked us to since her husband was out and her 3 year old was home w/her. So me with my two older children, mind you I do have a 1 year old walked around with another neighbor and looked for him. I always say something bad is going to happen to him for wandering around all of the time. Their whole story is another story in itself.

    This case is very sad. I am sure the Dad will live with letting her walk alone for the rest of his life.

  • cld79

    Growing up we knew all of our neighbors. Now today I know maybe 3-4 families on my street. I have seen most of the people on my loop but not even all of them.
    My 7 year old is only allowed to stay w/his 10 year old brother and go up the street, about 4 houses up and play with some other kids. Most of the time he stays home and plays video games, sad to say. I at least know where he is. He is not allowed to roam free outside by himself at all. He will talk to anyone. He once stopped a car driving by and asked them if the ice cream man was up the street. I was watching out the window as he was walking home from the neighbors (we always call to tell each other when our kids leave), but he got into a lot of trouble for that.

    My 10 year old is allowed to go over to his friends houses on the street and play out front. They all basically stay out front. My husband says I scare him when I tell him about getting kidnapped and such but you can never be too careful.

    We do have one neighbor who never watches her kid. She will wait till the last possible minute to call and ask if he is over my house. When I say he has not been here all day, she has actually said “where is he then?”. One time he was in a man’s house in another development looking at his cat. She still then did not look for her child and asked us to since her husband was out and her 3 year old was home w/her. So me with my two older children, mind you I do have a 1 year old walked around with another neighbor and looked for him. I always say something bad is going to happen to him for wandering around all of the time. Their whole story is another story in itself.

    This case is very sad. I am sure the Dad will live with letting her walk alone for the rest of his life.

  • cld79

    Growing up we knew all of our neighbors. Now today I know maybe 3-4 families on my street. I have seen most of the people on my loop but not even all of them.
    My 7 year old is only allowed to stay w/his 10 year old brother and go up the street, about 4 houses up and play with some other kids. Most of the time he stays home and plays video games, sad to say. I at least know where he is. He is not allowed to roam free outside by himself at all. He will talk to anyone. He once stopped a car driving by and asked them if the ice cream man was up the street. I was watching out the window as he was walking home from the neighbors (we always call to tell each other when our kids leave), but he got into a lot of trouble for that.

    My 10 year old is allowed to go over to his friends houses on the street and play out front. They all basically stay out front. My husband says I scare him when I tell him about getting kidnapped and such but you can never be too careful.

    We do have one neighbor who never watches her kid. She will wait till the last possible minute to call and ask if he is over my house. When I say he has not been here all day, she has actually said “where is he then?”. One time he was in a man’s house in another development looking at his cat. She still then did not look for her child and asked us to since her husband was out and her 3 year old was home w/her. So me with my two older children, mind you I do have a 1 year old walked around with another neighbor and looked for him. I always say something bad is going to happen to him for wandering around all of the time. Their whole story is another story in itself.

    This case is very sad. I am sure the Dad will live with letting her walk alone for the rest of his life.

  • cld79

    Growing up we knew all of our neighbors. Now today I know maybe 3-4 families on my street. I have seen most of the people on my loop but not even all of them.
    My 7 year old is only allowed to stay w/his 10 year old brother and go up the street, about 4 houses up and play with some other kids. Most of the time he stays home and plays video games, sad to say. I at least know where he is. He is not allowed to roam free outside by himself at all. He will talk to anyone. He once stopped a car driving by and asked them if the ice cream man was up the street. I was watching out the window as he was walking home from the neighbors (we always call to tell each other when our kids leave), but he got into a lot of trouble for that.

    My 10 year old is allowed to go over to his friends houses on the street and play out front. They all basically stay out front. My husband says I scare him when I tell him about getting kidnapped and such but you can never be too careful.

    We do have one neighbor who never watches her kid. She will wait till the last possible minute to call and ask if he is over my house. When I say he has not been here all day, she has actually said “where is he then?”. One time he was in a man’s house in another development looking at his cat. She still then did not look for her child and asked us to since her husband was out and her 3 year old was home w/her. So me with my two older children, mind you I do have a 1 year old walked around with another neighbor and looked for him. I always say something bad is going to happen to him for wandering around all of the time. Their whole story is another story in itself.

    This case is very sad. I am sure the Dad will live with letting her walk alone for the rest of his life.

  • cld79

    Growing up we knew all of our neighbors. Now today I know maybe 3-4 families on my street. I have seen most of the people on my loop but not even all of them.
    My 7 year old is only allowed to stay w/his 10 year old brother and go up the street, about 4 houses up and play with some other kids. Most of the time he stays home and plays video games, sad to say. I at least know where he is. He is not allowed to roam free outside by himself at all. He will talk to anyone. He once stopped a car driving by and asked them if the ice cream man was up the street. I was watching out the window as he was walking home from the neighbors (we always call to tell each other when our kids leave), but he got into a lot of trouble for that.

    My 10 year old is allowed to go over to his friends houses on the street and play out front. They all basically stay out front. My husband says I scare him when I tell him about getting kidnapped and such but you can never be too careful.

    We do have one neighbor who never watches her kid. She will wait till the last possible minute to call and ask if he is over my house. When I say he has not been here all day, she has actually said “where is he then?”. One time he was in a man’s house in another development looking at his cat. She still then did not look for her child and asked us to since her husband was out and her 3 year old was home w/her. So me with my two older children, mind you I do have a 1 year old walked around with another neighbor and looked for him. I always say something bad is going to happen to him for wandering around all of the time. Their whole story is another story in itself.

    This case is very sad. I am sure the Dad will live with letting her walk alone for the rest of his life.

  • Angel

    Often enough, the same parents saying these things are the ones who don’t let their kids watch anything but Disney movies until they’re 18.

    Whew! You weren’t talking about me. My daughter watches South Park and Family guy.

    Me, either, We don’t have cable or dish, so no Disney channel. Also no South Park or Family Guy either, tho. However, I do let my 14-yr-old watch all of the CSI and other crime shows with me when I watch them, and Baby, that ain’t anything like fuckin’ Disney. LOL.

  • Angel

    Often enough, the same parents saying these things are the ones who don’t let their kids watch anything but Disney movies until they’re 18.

    Whew! You weren’t talking about me. My daughter watches South Park and Family guy.

    Me, either, We don’t have cable or dish, so no Disney channel. Also no South Park or Family Guy either, tho. However, I do let my 14-yr-old watch all of the CSI and other crime shows with me when I watch them, and Baby, that ain’t anything like fuckin’ Disney. LOL.

  • Angel

    Often enough, the same parents saying these things are the ones who don’t let their kids watch anything but Disney movies until they’re 18.

    Whew! You weren’t talking about me. My daughter watches South Park and Family guy.

    Me, either, We don’t have cable or dish, so no Disney channel. Also no South Park or Family Guy either, tho. However, I do let my 14-yr-old watch all of the CSI and other crime shows with me when I watch them, and Baby, that ain’t anything like fuckin’ Disney. LOL.

  • Angel

    Often enough, the same parents saying these things are the ones who don’t let their kids watch anything but Disney movies until they’re 18.

    Whew! You weren’t talking about me. My daughter watches South Park and Family guy.

    Me, either, We don’t have cable or dish, so no Disney channel. Also no South Park or Family Guy either, tho. However, I do let my 14-yr-old watch all of the CSI and other crime shows with me when I watch them, and Baby, that ain’t anything like fuckin’ Disney. LOL.

  • Angel

    Often enough, the same parents saying these things are the ones who don’t let their kids watch anything but Disney movies until they’re 18.

    Whew! You weren’t talking about me. My daughter watches South Park and Family guy.

    Me, either, We don’t have cable or dish, so no Disney channel. Also no South Park or Family Guy either, tho. However, I do let my 14-yr-old watch all of the CSI and other crime shows with me when I watch them, and Baby, that ain’t anything like fuckin’ Disney. LOL.

  • Angel

    Often enough, the same parents saying these things are the ones who don’t let their kids watch anything but Disney movies until they’re 18.

    Whew! You weren’t talking about me. My daughter watches South Park and Family guy.

    Me, either, We don’t have cable or dish, so no Disney channel. Also no South Park or Family Guy either, tho. However, I do let my 14-yr-old watch all of the CSI and other crime shows with me when I watch them, and Baby, that ain’t anything like fuckin’ Disney. LOL.

  • Angel

    Often enough, the same parents saying these things are the ones who don’t let their kids watch anything but Disney movies until they’re 18.

    Whew! You weren’t talking about me. My daughter watches South Park and Family guy.

    Me, either, We don’t have cable or dish, so no Disney channel. Also no South Park or Family Guy either, tho. However, I do let my 14-yr-old watch all of the CSI and other crime shows with me when I watch them, and Baby, that ain’t anything like fuckin’ Disney. LOL.

  • Angel

    Often enough, the same parents saying these things are the ones who don’t let their kids watch anything but Disney movies until they’re 18.

    Whew! You weren’t talking about me. My daughter watches South Park and Family guy.

    Me, either, We don’t have cable or dish, so no Disney channel. Also no South Park or Family Guy either, tho. However, I do let my 14-yr-old watch all of the CSI and other crime shows with me when I watch them, and Baby, that ain’t anything like fuckin’ Disney. LOL.

  • Angel

    Often enough, the same parents saying these things are the ones who don’t let their kids watch anything but Disney movies until they’re 18.

    Whew! You weren’t talking about me. My daughter watches South Park and Family guy.

    Me, either, We don’t have cable or dish, so no Disney channel. Also no South Park or Family Guy either, tho. However, I do let my 14-yr-old watch all of the CSI and other crime shows with me when I watch them, and Baby, that ain’t anything like fuckin’ Disney. LOL.

  • mg2

    not much on it but here is the probable cause statement

    http://media.myfoxutah.com/pdf/ProbableCauseStatement.pdf

    I have also read that there will be a news brief late this afternoon.

  • mg2

    not much on it but here is the probable cause statement

    http://media.myfoxutah.com/pdf/ProbableCauseStatement.pdf

    I have also read that there will be a news brief late this afternoon.

  • mg2

    not much on it but here is the probable cause statement

    http://media.myfoxutah.com/pdf/ProbableCauseStatement.pdf

    I have also read that there will be a news brief late this afternoon.

  • mg2

    not much on it but here is the probable cause statement

    http://media.myfoxutah.com/pdf/ProbableCauseStatement.pdf

    I have also read that there will be a news brief late this afternoon.

  • mg2

    not much on it but here is the probable cause statement

    http://media.myfoxutah.com/pdf/ProbableCauseStatement.pdf

    I have also read that there will be a news brief late this afternoon.

  • mg2

    not much on it but here is the probable cause statement

    http://media.myfoxutah.com/pdf/ProbableCauseStatement.pdf

    I have also read that there will be a news brief late this afternoon.

  • mg2

    not much on it but here is the probable cause statement

    http://media.myfoxutah.com/pdf/ProbableCauseStatement.pdf

    I have also read that there will be a news brief late this afternoon.

  • mg2

    not much on it but here is the probable cause statement

    http://media.myfoxutah.com/pdf/ProbableCauseStatement.pdf

    I have also read that there will be a news brief late this afternoon.

  • mg2

    not much on it but here is the probable cause statement

    http://media.myfoxutah.com/pdf/ProbableCauseStatement.pdf

    I have also read that there will be a news brief late this afternoon.

  • mg2

    not much on it but here is the probable cause statement

    http://media.myfoxutah.com/pdf/ProbableCauseStatement.pdf

    I have also read that there will be a news brief late this afternoon.

  • mg2

    not much on it but here is the probable cause statement

    http://media.myfoxutah.com/pdf/ProbableCauseStatement.pdf

    I have also read that there will be a news brief late this afternoon.

  • mg2

    not much on it but here is the probable cause statement

    http://media.myfoxutah.com/pdf/ProbableCauseStatement.pdf

    I have also read that there will be a news brief late this afternoon.

  • mg2

    not much on it but here is the probable cause statement

    http://media.myfoxutah.com/pdf/ProbableCauseStatement.pdf

    I have also read that there will be a news brief late this afternoon.

  • mg2

    not much on it but here is the probable cause statement

    http://media.myfoxutah.com/pdf/ProbableCauseStatement.pdf

    I have also read that there will be a news brief late this afternoon.

  • mg2

    not much on it but here is the probable cause statement

    http://media.myfoxutah.com/pdf/ProbableCauseStatement.pdf

    I have also read that there will be a news brief late this afternoon.

  • mg2

    not much on it but here is the probable cause statement

    http://media.myfoxutah.com/pdf/ProbableCauseStatement.pdf

    I have also read that there will be a news brief late this afternoon.

  • mg2

    not much on it but here is the probable cause statement

    http://media.myfoxutah.com/pdf/ProbableCauseStatement.pdf

    I have also read that there will be a news brief late this afternoon.

  • mg2

    not much on it but here is the probable cause statement

    http://media.myfoxutah.com/pdf/ProbableCauseStatement.pdf

    I have also read that there will be a news brief late this afternoon.

  • mg2

    not much on it but here is the probable cause statement

    http://media.myfoxutah.com/pdf/ProbableCauseStatement.pdf

    I have also read that there will be a news brief late this afternoon.

  • mg2

    not much on it but here is the probable cause statement

    http://media.myfoxutah.com/pdf/ProbableCauseStatement.pdf

    I have also read that there will be a news brief late this afternoon.

  • mg2

    not much on it but here is the probable cause statement

    http://media.myfoxutah.com/pdf/ProbableCauseStatement.pdf

    I have also read that there will be a news brief late this afternoon.

  • mg2

    not much on it but here is the probable cause statement

    http://media.myfoxutah.com/pdf/ProbableCauseStatement.pdf

    I have also read that there will be a news brief late this afternoon.

  • mg2

    not much on it but here is the probable cause statement

    http://media.myfoxutah.com/pdf/ProbableCauseStatement.pdf

    I have also read that there will be a news brief late this afternoon.

  • mg2

    not much on it but here is the probable cause statement

    http://media.myfoxutah.com/pdf/ProbableCauseStatement.pdf

    I have also read that there will be a news brief late this afternoon.

  • mg2

    not much on it but here is the probable cause statement

    http://media.myfoxutah.com/pdf/ProbableCauseStatement.pdf

    I have also read that there will be a news brief late this afternoon.

  • mommyto3luckyme

    http://www.sltrib.com/ci_8782804?source=rv

    The article says the suspect & the girl’s family all immigrated from the same Burmese camp. It goes on to say that Hser Nay Moo & other children often played in the suspect’s apartment.

  • mommyto3luckyme

    http://www.sltrib.com/ci_8782804?source=rv

    The article says the suspect & the girl’s family all immigrated from the same Burmese camp. It goes on to say that Hser Nay Moo & other children often played in the suspect’s apartment.

  • mommyto3luckyme

    http://www.sltrib.com/ci_8782804?source=rv

    The article says the suspect & the girl’s family all immigrated from the same Burmese camp. It goes on to say that Hser Nay Moo & other children often played in the suspect’s apartment.

  • mommyto3luckyme

    http://www.sltrib.com/ci_8782804?source=rv

    The article says the suspect & the girl’s family all immigrated from the same Burmese camp. It goes on to say that Hser Nay Moo & other children often played in the suspect’s apartment.

  • mommyto3luckyme

    http://www.sltrib.com/ci_8782804?source=rv

    The article says the suspect & the girl’s family all immigrated from the same Burmese camp. It goes on to say that Hser Nay Moo & other children often played in the suspect’s apartment.

  • mommyto3luckyme

    http://www.sltrib.com/ci_8782804?source=rv

    The article says the suspect & the girl’s family all immigrated from the same Burmese camp. It goes on to say that Hser Nay Moo & other children often played in the suspect’s apartment.

  • mommyto3luckyme

    http://www.sltrib.com/ci_8782804?source=rv

    The article says the suspect & the girl’s family all immigrated from the same Burmese camp. It goes on to say that Hser Nay Moo & other children often played in the suspect’s apartment.

  • mommyto3luckyme

    http://www.sltrib.com/ci_8782804?source=rv

    The article says the suspect & the girl’s family all immigrated from the same Burmese camp. It goes on to say that Hser Nay Moo & other children often played in the suspect’s apartment.

  • mommyto3luckyme

    http://www.sltrib.com/ci_8782804?source=rv

    The article says the suspect & the girl’s family all immigrated from the same Burmese camp. It goes on to say that Hser Nay Moo & other children often played in the suspect’s apartment.

  • mommyto3luckyme

    http://www.sltrib.com/ci_8782804?source=rv

    The article says the suspect & the girl’s family all immigrated from the same Burmese camp. It goes on to say that Hser Nay Moo & other children often played in the suspect’s apartment.

  • mommyto3luckyme

    http://www.sltrib.com/ci_8782804?source=rv

    The article says the suspect & the girl’s family all immigrated from the same Burmese camp. It goes on to say that Hser Nay Moo & other children often played in the suspect’s apartment.

  • mommyto3luckyme

    http://www.sltrib.com/ci_8782804?source=rv

    The article says the suspect & the girl’s family all immigrated from the same Burmese camp. It goes on to say that Hser Nay Moo & other children often played in the suspect’s apartment.

  • mommyto3luckyme

    http://www.sltrib.com/ci_8782804?source=rv

    The article says the suspect & the girl’s family all immigrated from the same Burmese camp. It goes on to say that Hser Nay Moo & other children often played in the suspect’s apartment.

  • mommyto3luckyme

    http://www.sltrib.com/ci_8782804?source=rv

    The article says the suspect & the girl’s family all immigrated from the same Burmese camp. It goes on to say that Hser Nay Moo & other children often played in the suspect’s apartment.

  • mommyto3luckyme

    http://www.sltrib.com/ci_8782804?source=rv

    The article says the suspect & the girl’s family all immigrated from the same Burmese camp. It goes on to say that Hser Nay Moo & other children often played in the suspect’s apartment.

  • mommyto3luckyme

    http://www.sltrib.com/ci_8782804?source=rv

    The article says the suspect & the girl’s family all immigrated from the same Burmese camp. It goes on to say that Hser Nay Moo & other children often played in the suspect’s apartment.

  • mommyto3luckyme

    http://www.sltrib.com/ci_8782804?source=rv

    The article says the suspect & the girl’s family all immigrated from the same Burmese camp. It goes on to say that Hser Nay Moo & other children often played in the suspect’s apartment.

  • mommyto3luckyme

    http://www.sltrib.com/ci_8782804?source=rv

    The article says the suspect & the girl’s family all immigrated from the same Burmese camp. It goes on to say that Hser Nay Moo & other children often played in the suspect’s apartment.

  • mommyto3luckyme

    http://www.sltrib.com/ci_8782804?source=rv

    The article says the suspect & the girl’s family all immigrated from the same Burmese camp. It goes on to say that Hser Nay Moo & other children often played in the suspect’s apartment.

  • mommyto3luckyme

    http://www.sltrib.com/ci_8782804?source=rv

    The article says the suspect & the girl’s family all immigrated from the same Burmese camp. It goes on to say that Hser Nay Moo & other children often played in the suspect’s apartment.

  • mommyto3luckyme

    http://www.sltrib.com/ci_8782804?source=rv

    The article says the suspect & the girl’s family all immigrated from the same Burmese camp. It goes on to say that Hser Nay Moo & other children often played in the suspect’s apartment.

  • mommyto3luckyme

    http://www.sltrib.com/ci_8782804?source=rv

    The article says the suspect & the girl’s family all immigrated from the same Burmese camp. It goes on to say that Hser Nay Moo & other children often played in the suspect’s apartment.

  • mommyto3luckyme

    http://www.sltrib.com/ci_8782804?source=rv

    The article says the suspect & the girl’s family all immigrated from the same Burmese camp. It goes on to say that Hser Nay Moo & other children often played in the suspect’s apartment.

  • mommyto3luckyme

    http://www.sltrib.com/ci_8782804?source=rv

    The article says the suspect & the girl’s family all immigrated from the same Burmese camp. It goes on to say that Hser Nay Moo & other children often played in the suspect’s apartment.

  • mommyto3luckyme

    http://www.sltrib.com/ci_8782804?source=rv

    The article says the suspect & the girl’s family all immigrated from the same Burmese camp. It goes on to say that Hser Nay Moo & other children often played in the suspect’s apartment.

  • mg2

    This news article says that the family knew the men they were either relatives or friends…

    Also, one of the men that was been arrested assisted in the search earlier that day.

    http://www.abc4.com/mostpopular/story.aspx?content_id=57732b20-6890-4b69-828a-ced2b57b9165

  • mg2

    This news article says that the family knew the men they were either relatives or friends…

    Also, one of the men that was been arrested assisted in the search earlier that day.

    http://www.abc4.com/mostpopular/story.aspx?content_id=57732b20-6890-4b69-828a-ced2b57b9165

  • mg2

    This news article says that the family knew the men they were either relatives or friends…

    Also, one of the men that was been arrested assisted in the search earlier that day.

    http://www.abc4.com/mostpopular/story.aspx?content_id=57732b20-6890-4b69-828a-ced2b57b9165

  • mg2

    This news article says that the family knew the men they were either relatives or friends…

    Also, one of the men that was been arrested assisted in the search earlier that day.

    http://www.abc4.com/mostpopular/story.aspx?content_id=57732b20-6890-4b69-828a-ced2b57b9165

  • mg2

    This news article says that the family knew the men they were either relatives or friends…

    Also, one of the men that was been arrested assisted in the search earlier that day.

    http://www.abc4.com/mostpopular/story.aspx?content_id=57732b20-6890-4b69-828a-ced2b57b9165

  • mg2

    This news article says that the family knew the men they were either relatives or friends…

    Also, one of the men that was been arrested assisted in the search earlier that day.

    http://www.abc4.com/mostpopular/story.aspx?content_id=57732b20-6890-4b69-828a-ced2b57b9165

  • mg2

    This news article says that the family knew the men they were either relatives or friends…

    Also, one of the men that was been arrested assisted in the search earlier that day.

    http://www.abc4.com/mostpopular/story.aspx?content_id=57732b20-6890-4b69-828a-ced2b57b9165

  • mg2

    This news article says that the family knew the men they were either relatives or friends…

    Also, one of the men that was been arrested assisted in the search earlier that day.

    http://www.abc4.com/mostpopular/story.aspx?content_id=57732b20-6890-4b69-828a-ced2b57b9165

  • mg2

    This news article says that the family knew the men they were either relatives or friends…

    Also, one of the men that was been arrested assisted in the search earlier that day.

    http://www.abc4.com/mostpopular/story.aspx?content_id=57732b20-6890-4b69-828a-ced2b57b9165

  • mg2

    This news article says that the family knew the men they were either relatives or friends…

    Also, one of the men that was been arrested assisted in the search earlier that day.

    http://www.abc4.com/mostpopular/story.aspx?content_id=57732b20-6890-4b69-828a-ced2b57b9165

  • mg2

    This news article says that the family knew the men they were either relatives or friends…

    Also, one of the men that was been arrested assisted in the search earlier that day.

    http://www.abc4.com/mostpopular/story.aspx?content_id=57732b20-6890-4b69-828a-ced2b57b9165

  • mg2

    This news article says that the family knew the men they were either relatives or friends…

    Also, one of the men that was been arrested assisted in the search earlier that day.

    http://www.abc4.com/mostpopular/story.aspx?content_id=57732b20-6890-4b69-828a-ced2b57b9165

  • mg2

    This news article says that the family knew the men they were either relatives or friends…

    Also, one of the men that was been arrested assisted in the search earlier that day.

    http://www.abc4.com/mostpopular/story.aspx?content_id=57732b20-6890-4b69-828a-ced2b57b9165

  • mg2

    This news article says that the family knew the men they were either relatives or friends…

    Also, one of the men that was been arrested assisted in the search earlier that day.

    http://www.abc4.com/mostpopular/story.aspx?content_id=57732b20-6890-4b69-828a-ced2b57b9165

  • mg2

    This news article says that the family knew the men they were either relatives or friends…

    Also, one of the men that was been arrested assisted in the search earlier that day.

    http://www.abc4.com/mostpopular/story.aspx?content_id=57732b20-6890-4b69-828a-ced2b57b9165

  • mg2

    This news article says that the family knew the men they were either relatives or friends…

    Also, one of the men that was been arrested assisted in the search earlier that day.

    http://www.abc4.com/mostpopular/story.aspx?content_id=57732b20-6890-4b69-828a-ced2b57b9165

  • mg2

    This news article says that the family knew the men they were either relatives or friends…

    Also, one of the men that was been arrested assisted in the search earlier that day.

    http://www.abc4.com/mostpopular/story.aspx?content_id=57732b20-6890-4b69-828a-ced2b57b9165

  • mg2

    This news article says that the family knew the men they were either relatives or friends…

    Also, one of the men that was been arrested assisted in the search earlier that day.

    http://www.abc4.com/mostpopular/story.aspx?content_id=57732b20-6890-4b69-828a-ced2b57b9165

  • mg2

    This news article says that the family knew the men they were either relatives or friends…

    Also, one of the men that was been arrested assisted in the search earlier that day.

    http://www.abc4.com/mostpopular/story.aspx?content_id=57732b20-6890-4b69-828a-ced2b57b9165

  • mg2

    This news article says that the family knew the men they were either relatives or friends…

    Also, one of the men that was been arrested assisted in the search earlier that day.

    http://www.abc4.com/mostpopular/story.aspx?content_id=57732b20-6890-4b69-828a-ced2b57b9165

  • mg2

    This news article says that the family knew the men they were either relatives or friends…

    Also, one of the men that was been arrested assisted in the search earlier that day.

    http://www.abc4.com/mostpopular/story.aspx?content_id=57732b20-6890-4b69-828a-ced2b57b9165

  • mg2

    This news article says that the family knew the men they were either relatives or friends…

    Also, one of the men that was been arrested assisted in the search earlier that day.

    http://www.abc4.com/mostpopular/story.aspx?content_id=57732b20-6890-4b69-828a-ced2b57b9165

  • mg2

    This news article says that the family knew the men they were either relatives or friends…

    Also, one of the men that was been arrested assisted in the search earlier that day.

    http://www.abc4.com/mostpopular/story.aspx?content_id=57732b20-6890-4b69-828a-ced2b57b9165

  • mg2

    This news article says that the family knew the men they were either relatives or friends…

    Also, one of the men that was been arrested assisted in the search earlier that day.

    http://www.abc4.com/mostpopular/story.aspx?content_id=57732b20-6890-4b69-828a-ced2b57b9165

  • http://dreamindemon.com/ impqueen

    One interesting thing on the probable cause statement is that it lists the date and time of the offense as 1600 (4:00 p.m.), 3/31/08. So Hser was taken and probably killed well within the three-hour window, and before her brothers even got home to search for her.

  • http://dreamindemon.com/ impqueen

    One interesting thing on the probable cause statement is that it lists the date and time of the offense as 1600 (4:00 p.m.), 3/31/08. So Hser was taken and probably killed well within the three-hour window, and before her brothers even got home to search for her.

  • http://dreamindemon.com/ impqueen

    One interesting thing on the probable cause statement is that it lists the date and time of the offense as 1600 (4:00 p.m.), 3/31/08. So Hser was taken and probably killed well within the three-hour window, and before her brothers even got home to search for her.

  • http://dreamindemon.com/ impqueen

    One interesting thing on the probable cause statement is that it lists the date and time of the offense as 1600 (4:00 p.m.), 3/31/08. So Hser was taken and probably killed well within the three-hour window, and before her brothers even got home to search for her.

  • http://dreamindemon.com/ impqueen

    One interesting thing on the probable cause statement is that it lists the date and time of the offense as 1600 (4:00 p.m.), 3/31/08. So Hser was taken and probably killed well within the three-hour window, and before her brothers even got home to search for her.

  • http://dreamindemon.com/ impqueen

    One interesting thing on the probable cause statement is that it lists the date and time of the offense as 1600 (4:00 p.m.), 3/31/08. So Hser was taken and probably killed well within the three-hour window, and before her brothers even got home to search for her.

  • http://dreamindemon.com/ impqueen

    One interesting thing on the probable cause statement is that it lists the date and time of the offense as 1600 (4:00 p.m.), 3/31/08. So Hser was taken and probably killed well within the three-hour window, and before her brothers even got home to search for her.

  • http://dreamindemon.com/ impqueen

    One interesting thing on the probable cause statement is that it lists the date and time of the offense as 1600 (4:00 p.m.), 3/31/08. So Hser was taken and probably killed well within the three-hour window, and before her brothers even got home to search for her.

  • http://dreamindemon.com/ impqueen

    One interesting thing on the probable cause statement is that it lists the date and time of the offense as 1600 (4:00 p.m.), 3/31/08. So Hser was taken and probably killed well within the three-hour window, and before her brothers even got home to search for her.

  • http://dreamindemon.com/ impqueen

    One interesting thing on the probable cause statement is that it lists the date and time of the offense as 1600 (4:00 p.m.), 3/31/08. So Hser was taken and probably killed well within the three-hour window, and before her brothers even got home to search for her.

  • http://dreamindemon.com/ impqueen

    One interesting thing on the probable cause statement is that it lists the date and time of the offense as 1600 (4:00 p.m.), 3/31/08. So Hser was taken and probably killed well within the three-hour window, and before her brothers even got home to search for her.

  • http://dreamindemon.com impqueen

    One interesting thing on the probable cause statement is that it lists the date and time of the offense as 1600 (4:00 p.m.), 3/31/08. So Hser was taken and probably killed well within the three-hour window, and before her brothers even got home to search for her.

  • TalkingJesus

    I have a dumb question. Do Myanmar/Burmese immigrants Americanize their names or are they just translated directly? I’m asking because Hser’s father’s name is Cartoon, and one of the family members or neighbors in a report was named Disco Moo, I shit you not.

    I didn’t want to be mean to this poor grieving family, but I kind of laughed. Then I hit myself twenty times with a rope whip and said ten Hail Marys, repented, and laughed again. I might go to Hell – again – for this, but Disco Moo? Cartoon? Are they Zappas?

  • TalkingJesus

    I have a dumb question. Do Myanmar/Burmese immigrants Americanize their names or are they just translated directly? I’m asking because Hser’s father’s name is Cartoon, and one of the family members or neighbors in a report was named Disco Moo, I shit you not.

    I didn’t want to be mean to this poor grieving family, but I kind of laughed. Then I hit myself twenty times with a rope whip and said ten Hail Marys, repented, and laughed again. I might go to Hell – again – for this, but Disco Moo? Cartoon? Are they Zappas?

  • TalkingJesus

    I have a dumb question. Do Myanmar/Burmese immigrants Americanize their names or are they just translated directly? I’m asking because Hser’s father’s name is Cartoon, and one of the family members or neighbors in a report was named Disco Moo, I shit you not.

    I didn’t want to be mean to this poor grieving family, but I kind of laughed. Then I hit myself twenty times with a rope whip and said ten Hail Marys, repented, and laughed again. I might go to Hell – again – for this, but Disco Moo? Cartoon? Are they Zappas?

  • TalkingJesus

    I have a dumb question. Do Myanmar/Burmese immigrants Americanize their names or are they just translated directly? I’m asking because Hser’s father’s name is Cartoon, and one of the family members or neighbors in a report was named Disco Moo, I shit you not.

    I didn’t want to be mean to this poor grieving family, but I kind of laughed. Then I hit myself twenty times with a rope whip and said ten Hail Marys, repented, and laughed again. I might go to Hell – again – for this, but Disco Moo? Cartoon? Are they Zappas?

  • TalkingJesus

    I have a dumb question. Do Myanmar/Burmese immigrants Americanize their names or are they just translated directly? I’m asking because Hser’s father’s name is Cartoon, and one of the family members or neighbors in a report was named Disco Moo, I shit you not.

    I didn’t want to be mean to this poor grieving family, but I kind of laughed. Then I hit myself twenty times with a rope whip and said ten Hail Marys, repented, and laughed again. I might go to Hell – again – for this, but Disco Moo? Cartoon? Are they Zappas?

  • TalkingJesus

    I have a dumb question. Do Myanmar/Burmese immigrants Americanize their names or are they just translated directly? I’m asking because Hser’s father’s name is Cartoon, and one of the family members or neighbors in a report was named Disco Moo, I shit you not.

    I didn’t want to be mean to this poor grieving family, but I kind of laughed. Then I hit myself twenty times with a rope whip and said ten Hail Marys, repented, and laughed again. I might go to Hell – again – for this, but Disco Moo? Cartoon? Are they Zappas?

  • TalkingJesus

    I have a dumb question. Do Myanmar/Burmese immigrants Americanize their names or are they just translated directly? I’m asking because Hser’s father’s name is Cartoon, and one of the family members or neighbors in a report was named Disco Moo, I shit you not.

    I didn’t want to be mean to this poor grieving family, but I kind of laughed. Then I hit myself twenty times with a rope whip and said ten Hail Marys, repented, and laughed again. I might go to Hell – again – for this, but Disco Moo? Cartoon? Are they Zappas?

  • TalkingJesus

    I have a dumb question. Do Myanmar/Burmese immigrants Americanize their names or are they just translated directly? I’m asking because Hser’s father’s name is Cartoon, and one of the family members or neighbors in a report was named Disco Moo, I shit you not.

    I didn’t want to be mean to this poor grieving family, but I kind of laughed. Then I hit myself twenty times with a rope whip and said ten Hail Marys, repented, and laughed again. I might go to Hell – again – for this, but Disco Moo? Cartoon? Are they Zappas?

  • TalkingJesus

    I have a dumb question. Do Myanmar/Burmese immigrants Americanize their names or are they just translated directly? I’m asking because Hser’s father’s name is Cartoon, and one of the family members or neighbors in a report was named Disco Moo, I shit you not.

    I didn’t want to be mean to this poor grieving family, but I kind of laughed. Then I hit myself twenty times with a rope whip and said ten Hail Marys, repented, and laughed again. I might go to Hell – again – for this, but Disco Moo? Cartoon? Are they Zappas?

  • TalkingJesus

    I have a dumb question. Do Myanmar/Burmese immigrants Americanize their names or are they just translated directly? I’m asking because Hser’s father’s name is Cartoon, and one of the family members or neighbors in a report was named Disco Moo, I shit you not.

    I didn’t want to be mean to this poor grieving family, but I kind of laughed. Then I hit myself twenty times with a rope whip and said ten Hail Marys, repented, and laughed again. I might go to Hell – again – for this, but Disco Moo? Cartoon? Are they Zappas?

  • TalkingJesus

    I have a dumb question. Do Myanmar/Burmese immigrants Americanize their names or are they just translated directly? I’m asking because Hser’s father’s name is Cartoon, and one of the family members or neighbors in a report was named Disco Moo, I shit you not.

    I didn’t want to be mean to this poor grieving family, but I kind of laughed. Then I hit myself twenty times with a rope whip and said ten Hail Marys, repented, and laughed again. I might go to Hell – again – for this, but Disco Moo? Cartoon? Are they Zappas?

  • TalkingJesus

    I have a dumb question. Do Myanmar/Burmese immigrants Americanize their names or are they just translated directly? I’m asking because Hser’s father’s name is Cartoon, and one of the family members or neighbors in a report was named Disco Moo, I shit you not.

    I didn’t want to be mean to this poor grieving family, but I kind of laughed. Then I hit myself twenty times with a rope whip and said ten Hail Marys, repented, and laughed again. I might go to Hell – again – for this, but Disco Moo? Cartoon? Are they Zappas?

  • TalkingJesus

    I have a dumb question. Do Myanmar/Burmese immigrants Americanize their names or are they just translated directly? I’m asking because Hser’s father’s name is Cartoon, and one of the family members or neighbors in a report was named Disco Moo, I shit you not.

    I didn’t want to be mean to this poor grieving family, but I kind of laughed. Then I hit myself twenty times with a rope whip and said ten Hail Marys, repented, and laughed again. I might go to Hell – again – for this, but Disco Moo? Cartoon? Are they Zappas?

  • TalkingJesus

    I have a dumb question. Do Myanmar/Burmese immigrants Americanize their names or are they just translated directly? I’m asking because Hser’s father’s name is Cartoon, and one of the family members or neighbors in a report was named Disco Moo, I shit you not.

    I didn’t want to be mean to this poor grieving family, but I kind of laughed. Then I hit myself twenty times with a rope whip and said ten Hail Marys, repented, and laughed again. I might go to Hell – again – for this, but Disco Moo? Cartoon? Are they Zappas?

  • TalkingJesus

    I have a dumb question. Do Myanmar/Burmese immigrants Americanize their names or are they just translated directly? I’m asking because Hser’s father’s name is Cartoon, and one of the family members or neighbors in a report was named Disco Moo, I shit you not.

    I didn’t want to be mean to this poor grieving family, but I kind of laughed. Then I hit myself twenty times with a rope whip and said ten Hail Marys, repented, and laughed again. I might go to Hell – again – for this, but Disco Moo? Cartoon? Are they Zappas?

  • TalkingJesus

    I have a dumb question. Do Myanmar/Burmese immigrants Americanize their names or are they just translated directly? I’m asking because Hser’s father’s name is Cartoon, and one of the family members or neighbors in a report was named Disco Moo, I shit you not.

    I didn’t want to be mean to this poor grieving family, but I kind of laughed. Then I hit myself twenty times with a rope whip and said ten Hail Marys, repented, and laughed again. I might go to Hell – again – for this, but Disco Moo? Cartoon? Are they Zappas?

  • TalkingJesus

    I have a dumb question. Do Myanmar/Burmese immigrants Americanize their names or are they just translated directly? I’m asking because Hser’s father’s name is Cartoon, and one of the family members or neighbors in a report was named Disco Moo, I shit you not.

    I didn’t want to be mean to this poor grieving family, but I kind of laughed. Then I hit myself twenty times with a rope whip and said ten Hail Marys, repented, and laughed again. I might go to Hell – again – for this, but Disco Moo? Cartoon? Are they Zappas?

  • TalkingJesus

    I have a dumb question. Do Myanmar/Burmese immigrants Americanize their names or are they just translated directly? I’m asking because Hser’s father’s name is Cartoon, and one of the family members or neighbors in a report was named Disco Moo, I shit you not.

    I didn’t want to be mean to this poor grieving family, but I kind of laughed. Then I hit myself twenty times with a rope whip and said ten Hail Marys, repented, and laughed again. I might go to Hell – again – for this, but Disco Moo? Cartoon? Are they Zappas?

  • TalkingJesus

    I have a dumb question. Do Myanmar/Burmese immigrants Americanize their names or are they just translated directly? I’m asking because Hser’s father’s name is Cartoon, and one of the family members or neighbors in a report was named Disco Moo, I shit you not.

    I didn’t want to be mean to this poor grieving family, but I kind of laughed. Then I hit myself twenty times with a rope whip and said ten Hail Marys, repented, and laughed again. I might go to Hell – again – for this, but Disco Moo? Cartoon? Are they Zappas?

  • TalkingJesus

    I have a dumb question. Do Myanmar/Burmese immigrants Americanize their names or are they just translated directly? I’m asking because Hser’s father’s name is Cartoon, and one of the family members or neighbors in a report was named Disco Moo, I shit you not.

    I didn’t want to be mean to this poor grieving family, but I kind of laughed. Then I hit myself twenty times with a rope whip and said ten Hail Marys, repented, and laughed again. I might go to Hell – again – for this, but Disco Moo? Cartoon? Are they Zappas?

  • TalkingJesus

    I have a dumb question. Do Myanmar/Burmese immigrants Americanize their names or are they just translated directly? I’m asking because Hser’s father’s name is Cartoon, and one of the family members or neighbors in a report was named Disco Moo, I shit you not.

    I didn’t want to be mean to this poor grieving family, but I kind of laughed. Then I hit myself twenty times with a rope whip and said ten Hail Marys, repented, and laughed again. I might go to Hell – again – for this, but Disco Moo? Cartoon? Are they Zappas?

  • TalkingJesus

    I have a dumb question. Do Myanmar/Burmese immigrants Americanize their names or are they just translated directly? I’m asking because Hser’s father’s name is Cartoon, and one of the family members or neighbors in a report was named Disco Moo, I shit you not.

    I didn’t want to be mean to this poor grieving family, but I kind of laughed. Then I hit myself twenty times with a rope whip and said ten Hail Marys, repented, and laughed again. I might go to Hell – again – for this, but Disco Moo? Cartoon? Are they Zappas?

  • cherrykint76

    Times have changed? Yeah! Crime rates have gone DOWN. :p Some times, I think this website potentially poisons parents, giving them an exaggerated perspective of what is going on in the world.

    Um..Where do YOU live, Athena? Because I’m quite positive that crime in my area has gone UP since I was a child growing up here. We have 10 times as many people, and 90 percent of them are “replants” or transients. My kids DO NOT PLAY OUTSIDE WITHOUT ME. I have an 8 year old daughter, whom I’ve scared with enough information about what is really happening to these poor children. I did it with the intention of making her more aware of her surroundings, and to understand why we have scheduled play times, and why she can’t just “ride her bike down the street.”

    I remember my parents telling me to be home by the time the street lights had come on, and it was true for so many of us. But times are not better. They’re worse, and even if you live in a rural area, by the significant amount of stories on this site, NO PLACE is safe anymore.

  • cherrykint76

    Times have changed? Yeah! Crime rates have gone DOWN. :p Some times, I think this website potentially poisons parents, giving them an exaggerated perspective of what is going on in the world.

    Um..Where do YOU live, Athena? Because I’m quite positive that crime in my area has gone UP since I was a child growing up here. We have 10 times as many people, and 90 percent of them are “replants” or transients. My kids DO NOT PLAY OUTSIDE WITHOUT ME. I have an 8 year old daughter, whom I’ve scared with enough information about what is really happening to these poor children. I did it with the intention of making her more aware of her surroundings, and to understand why we have scheduled play times, and why she can’t just “ride her bike down the street.”

    I remember my parents telling me to be home by the time the street lights had come on, and it was true for so many of us. But times are not better. They’re worse, and even if you live in a rural area, by the significant amount of stories on this site, NO PLACE is safe anymore.

  • cherrykint76

    Times have changed? Yeah! Crime rates have gone DOWN. :p Some times, I think this website potentially poisons parents, giving them an exaggerated perspective of what is going on in the world.

    Um..Where do YOU live, Athena? Because I’m quite positive that crime in my area has gone UP since I was a child growing up here. We have 10 times as many people, and 90 percent of them are “replants” or transients. My kids DO NOT PLAY OUTSIDE WITHOUT ME. I have an 8 year old daughter, whom I’ve scared with enough information about what is really happening to these poor children. I did it with the intention of making her more aware of her surroundings, and to understand why we have scheduled play times, and why she can’t just “ride her bike down the street.”

    I remember my parents telling me to be home by the time the street lights had come on, and it was true for so many of us. But times are not better. They’re worse, and even if you live in a rural area, by the significant amount of stories on this site, NO PLACE is safe anymore.

  • cherrykint76

    Times have changed? Yeah! Crime rates have gone DOWN. :p Some times, I think this website potentially poisons parents, giving them an exaggerated perspective of what is going on in the world.

    Um..Where do YOU live, Athena? Because I’m quite positive that crime in my area has gone UP since I was a child growing up here. We have 10 times as many people, and 90 percent of them are “replants” or transients. My kids DO NOT PLAY OUTSIDE WITHOUT ME. I have an 8 year old daughter, whom I’ve scared with enough information about what is really happening to these poor children. I did it with the intention of making her more aware of her surroundings, and to understand why we have scheduled play times, and why she can’t just “ride her bike down the street.”

    I remember my parents telling me to be home by the time the street lights had come on, and it was true for so many of us. But times are not better. They’re worse, and even if you live in a rural area, by the significant amount of stories on this site, NO PLACE is safe anymore.

  • cherrykint76

    Times have changed? Yeah! Crime rates have gone DOWN. :p Some times, I think this website potentially poisons parents, giving them an exaggerated perspective of what is going on in the world.

    Um..Where do YOU live, Athena? Because I’m quite positive that crime in my area has gone UP since I was a child growing up here. We have 10 times as many people, and 90 percent of them are “replants” or transients. My kids DO NOT PLAY OUTSIDE WITHOUT ME. I have an 8 year old daughter, whom I’ve scared with enough information about what is really happening to these poor children. I did it with the intention of making her more aware of her surroundings, and to understand why we have scheduled play times, and why she can’t just “ride her bike down the street.”

    I remember my parents telling me to be home by the time the street lights had come on, and it was true for so many of us. But times are not better. They’re worse, and even if you live in a rural area, by the significant amount of stories on this site, NO PLACE is safe anymore.

  • cherrykint76

    Times have changed? Yeah! Crime rates have gone DOWN. :p Some times, I think this website potentially poisons parents, giving them an exaggerated perspective of what is going on in the world.

    Um..Where do YOU live, Athena? Because I’m quite positive that crime in my area has gone UP since I was a child growing up here. We have 10 times as many people, and 90 percent of them are “replants” or transients. My kids DO NOT PLAY OUTSIDE WITHOUT ME. I have an 8 year old daughter, whom I’ve scared with enough information about what is really happening to these poor children. I did it with the intention of making her more aware of her surroundings, and to understand why we have scheduled play times, and why she can’t just “ride her bike down the street.”

    I remember my parents telling me to be home by the time the street lights had come on, and it was true for so many of us. But times are not better. They’re worse, and even if you live in a rural area, by the significant amount of stories on this site, NO PLACE is safe anymore.

  • cherrykint76

    Times have changed? Yeah! Crime rates have gone DOWN. :p Some times, I think this website potentially poisons parents, giving them an exaggerated perspective of what is going on in the world.

    Um..Where do YOU live, Athena? Because I’m quite positive that crime in my area has gone UP since I was a child growing up here. We have 10 times as many people, and 90 percent of them are “replants” or transients. My kids DO NOT PLAY OUTSIDE WITHOUT ME. I have an 8 year old daughter, whom I’ve scared with enough information about what is really happening to these poor children. I did it with the intention of making her more aware of her surroundings, and to understand why we have scheduled play times, and why she can’t just “ride her bike down the street.”

    I remember my parents telling me to be home by the time the street lights had come on, and it was true for so many of us. But times are not better. They’re worse, and even if you live in a rural area, by the significant amount of stories on this site, NO PLACE is safe anymore.

  • cherrykint76

    Times have changed? Yeah! Crime rates have gone DOWN. :p Some times, I think this website potentially poisons parents, giving them an exaggerated perspective of what is going on in the world.

    Um..Where do YOU live, Athena? Because I’m quite positive that crime in my area has gone UP since I was a child growing up here. We have 10 times as many people, and 90 percent of them are “replants” or transients. My kids DO NOT PLAY OUTSIDE WITHOUT ME. I have an 8 year old daughter, whom I’ve scared with enough information about what is really happening to these poor children. I did it with the intention of making her more aware of her surroundings, and to understand why we have scheduled play times, and why she can’t just “ride her bike down the street.”

    I remember my parents telling me to be home by the time the street lights had come on, and it was true for so many of us. But times are not better. They’re worse, and even if you live in a rural area, by the significant amount of stories on this site, NO PLACE is safe anymore.

  • cherrykint76

    Times have changed? Yeah! Crime rates have gone DOWN. :p Some times, I think this website potentially poisons parents, giving them an exaggerated perspective of what is going on in the world.

    Um..Where do YOU live, Athena? Because I’m quite positive that crime in my area has gone UP since I was a child growing up here. We have 10 times as many people, and 90 percent of them are “replants” or transients. My kids DO NOT PLAY OUTSIDE WITHOUT ME. I have an 8 year old daughter, whom I’ve scared with enough information about what is really happening to these poor children. I did it with the intention of making her more aware of her surroundings, and to understand why we have scheduled play times, and why she can’t just “ride her bike down the street.”

    I remember my parents telling me to be home by the time the street lights had come on, and it was true for so many of us. But times are not better. They’re worse, and even if you live in a rural area, by the significant amount of stories on this site, NO PLACE is safe anymore.

  • cherrykint76

    Times have changed? Yeah! Crime rates have gone DOWN. :p Some times, I think this website potentially poisons parents, giving them an exaggerated perspective of what is going on in the world.

    Um..Where do YOU live, Athena? Because I’m quite positive that crime in my area has gone UP since I was a child growing up here. We have 10 times as many people, and 90 percent of them are “replants” or transients. My kids DO NOT PLAY OUTSIDE WITHOUT ME. I have an 8 year old daughter, whom I’ve scared with enough information about what is really happening to these poor children. I did it with the intention of making her more aware of her surroundings, and to understand why we have scheduled play times, and why she can’t just “ride her bike down the street.”

    I remember my parents telling me to be home by the time the street lights had come on, and it was true for so many of us. But times are not better. They’re worse, and even if you live in a rural area, by the significant amount of stories on this site, NO PLACE is safe anymore.

  • cherrykint76

    Times have changed? Yeah! Crime rates have gone DOWN. :p Some times, I think this website potentially poisons parents, giving them an exaggerated perspective of what is going on in the world.

    Um..Where do YOU live, Athena? Because I’m quite positive that crime in my area has gone UP since I was a child growing up here. We have 10 times as many people, and 90 percent of them are “replants” or transients. My kids DO NOT PLAY OUTSIDE WITHOUT ME. I have an 8 year old daughter, whom I’ve scared with enough information about what is really happening to these poor children. I did it with the intention of making her more aware of her surroundings, and to understand why we have scheduled play times, and why she can’t just “ride her bike down the street.”

    I remember my parents telling me to be home by the time the street lights had come on, and it was true for so many of us. But times are not better. They’re worse, and even if you live in a rural area, by the significant amount of stories on this site, NO PLACE is safe anymore.

  • cherrykint76

    Times have changed? Yeah! Crime rates have gone DOWN. :p Some times, I think this website potentially poisons parents, giving them an exaggerated perspective of what is going on in the world.

    Um..Where do YOU live, Athena? Because I’m quite positive that crime in my area has gone UP since I was a child growing up here. We have 10 times as many people, and 90 percent of them are “replants” or transients. My kids DO NOT PLAY OUTSIDE WITHOUT ME. I have an 8 year old daughter, whom I’ve scared with enough information about what is really happening to these poor children. I did it with the intention of making her more aware of her surroundings, and to understand why we have scheduled play times, and why she can’t just “ride her bike down the street.”

    I remember my parents telling me to be home by the time the street lights had come on, and it was true for so many of us. But times are not better. They’re worse, and even if you live in a rural area, by the significant amount of stories on this site, NO PLACE is safe anymore.

  • cherrykint76

    Times have changed? Yeah! Crime rates have gone DOWN. :p Some times, I think this website potentially poisons parents, giving them an exaggerated perspective of what is going on in the world.

    Um..Where do YOU live, Athena? Because I’m quite positive that crime in my area has gone UP since I was a child growing up here. We have 10 times as many people, and 90 percent of them are “replants” or transients. My kids DO NOT PLAY OUTSIDE WITHOUT ME. I have an 8 year old daughter, whom I’ve scared with enough information about what is really happening to these poor children. I did it with the intention of making her more aware of her surroundings, and to understand why we have scheduled play times, and why she can’t just “ride her bike down the street.”

    I remember my parents telling me to be home by the time the street lights had come on, and it was true for so many of us. But times are not better. They’re worse, and even if you live in a rural area, by the significant amount of stories on this site, NO PLACE is safe anymore.

  • cherrykint76

    Times have changed? Yeah! Crime rates have gone DOWN. :p Some times, I think this website potentially poisons parents, giving them an exaggerated perspective of what is going on in the world.

    Um..Where do YOU live, Athena? Because I’m quite positive that crime in my area has gone UP since I was a child growing up here. We have 10 times as many people, and 90 percent of them are “replants” or transients. My kids DO NOT PLAY OUTSIDE WITHOUT ME. I have an 8 year old daughter, whom I’ve scared with enough information about what is really happening to these poor children. I did it with the intention of making her more aware of her surroundings, and to understand why we have scheduled play times, and why she can’t just “ride her bike down the street.”

    I remember my parents telling me to be home by the time the street lights had come on, and it was true for so many of us. But times are not better. They’re worse, and even if you live in a rural area, by the significant amount of stories on this site, NO PLACE is safe anymore.

  • cherrykint76

    Times have changed? Yeah! Crime rates have gone DOWN. :p Some times, I think this website potentially poisons parents, giving them an exaggerated perspective of what is going on in the world.

    Um..Where do YOU live, Athena? Because I’m quite positive that crime in my area has gone UP since I was a child growing up here. We have 10 times as many people, and 90 percent of them are “replants” or transients. My kids DO NOT PLAY OUTSIDE WITHOUT ME. I have an 8 year old daughter, whom I’ve scared with enough information about what is really happening to these poor children. I did it with the intention of making her more aware of her surroundings, and to understand why we have scheduled play times, and why she can’t just “ride her bike down the street.”

    I remember my parents telling me to be home by the time the street lights had come on, and it was true for so many of us. But times are not better. They’re worse, and even if you live in a rural area, by the significant amount of stories on this site, NO PLACE is safe anymore.

  • cherrykint76

    Times have changed? Yeah! Crime rates have gone DOWN. :p Some times, I think this website potentially poisons parents, giving them an exaggerated perspective of what is going on in the world.

    Um..Where do YOU live, Athena? Because I’m quite positive that crime in my area has gone UP since I was a child growing up here. We have 10 times as many people, and 90 percent of them are “replants” or transients. My kids DO NOT PLAY OUTSIDE WITHOUT ME. I have an 8 year old daughter, whom I’ve scared with enough information about what is really happening to these poor children. I did it with the intention of making her more aware of her surroundings, and to understand why we have scheduled play times, and why she can’t just “ride her bike down the street.”

    I remember my parents telling me to be home by the time the street lights had come on, and it was true for so many of us. But times are not better. They’re worse, and even if you live in a rural area, by the significant amount of stories on this site, NO PLACE is safe anymore.

  • cherrykint76

    Times have changed? Yeah! Crime rates have gone DOWN. :p Some times, I think this website potentially poisons parents, giving them an exaggerated perspective of what is going on in the world.

    Um..Where do YOU live, Athena? Because I’m quite positive that crime in my area has gone UP since I was a child growing up here. We have 10 times as many people, and 90 percent of them are “replants” or transients. My kids DO NOT PLAY OUTSIDE WITHOUT ME. I have an 8 year old daughter, whom I’ve scared with enough information about what is really happening to these poor children. I did it with the intention of making her more aware of her surroundings, and to understand why we have scheduled play times, and why she can’t just “ride her bike down the street.”

    I remember my parents telling me to be home by the time the street lights had come on, and it was true for so many of us. But times are not better. They’re worse, and even if you live in a rural area, by the significant amount of stories on this site, NO PLACE is safe anymore.

  • cherrykint76

    btw – I’m a classic lurker, and I peek my head in at random times (when incensed or due to a nasty case of PMS) – I love this site, however. Virtually everyone on it has the same viewpoints as I do, and it’s a relief to not have to defend my idea of “fair punishment” for the scum of the earth (pedophiles). So yeah, hi. I’m also quite new. :X

  • cherrykint76

    btw – I’m a classic lurker, and I peek my head in at random times (when incensed or due to a nasty case of PMS) – I love this site, however. Virtually everyone on it has the same viewpoints as I do, and it’s a relief to not have to defend my idea of “fair punishment” for the scum of the earth (pedophiles). So yeah, hi. I’m also quite new. :X

  • cherrykint76

    btw – I’m a classic lurker, and I peek my head in at random times (when incensed or due to a nasty case of PMS) – I love this site, however. Virtually everyone on it has the same viewpoints as I do, and it’s a relief to not have to defend my idea of “fair punishment” for the scum of the earth (pedophiles). So yeah, hi. I’m also quite new. :X

  • cherrykint76

    btw – I’m a classic lurker, and I peek my head in at random times (when incensed or due to a nasty case of PMS) – I love this site, however. Virtually everyone on it has the same viewpoints as I do, and it’s a relief to not have to defend my idea of “fair punishment” for the scum of the earth (pedophiles). So yeah, hi. I’m also quite new. :X

  • cherrykint76

    btw – I’m a classic lurker, and I peek my head in at random times (when incensed or due to a nasty case of PMS) – I love this site, however. Virtually everyone on it has the same viewpoints as I do, and it’s a relief to not have to defend my idea of “fair punishment” for the scum of the earth (pedophiles). So yeah, hi. I’m also quite new. :X

  • cherrykint76

    btw – I’m a classic lurker, and I peek my head in at random times (when incensed or due to a nasty case of PMS) – I love this site, however. Virtually everyone on it has the same viewpoints as I do, and it’s a relief to not have to defend my idea of “fair punishment” for the scum of the earth (pedophiles). So yeah, hi. I’m also quite new. :X

  • cherrykint76

    btw – I’m a classic lurker, and I peek my head in at random times (when incensed or due to a nasty case of PMS) – I love this site, however. Virtually everyone on it has the same viewpoints as I do, and it’s a relief to not have to defend my idea of “fair punishment” for the scum of the earth (pedophiles). So yeah, hi. I’m also quite new. :X

  • cherrykint76

    btw – I’m a classic lurker, and I peek my head in at random times (when incensed or due to a nasty case of PMS) – I love this site, however. Virtually everyone on it has the same viewpoints as I do, and it’s a relief to not have to defend my idea of “fair punishment” for the scum of the earth (pedophiles). So yeah, hi. I’m also quite new. :X

  • cherrykint76

    btw – I’m a classic lurker, and I peek my head in at random times (when incensed or due to a nasty case of PMS) – I love this site, however. Virtually everyone on it has the same viewpoints as I do, and it’s a relief to not have to defend my idea of “fair punishment” for the scum of the earth (pedophiles). So yeah, hi. I’m also quite new. :X

  • cherrykint76

    btw – I’m a classic lurker, and I peek my head in at random times (when incensed or due to a nasty case of PMS) – I love this site, however. Virtually everyone on it has the same viewpoints as I do, and it’s a relief to not have to defend my idea of “fair punishment” for the scum of the earth (pedophiles). So yeah, hi. I’m also quite new. :X

  • cherrykint76

    btw – I’m a classic lurker, and I peek my head in at random times (when incensed or due to a nasty case of PMS) – I love this site, however. Virtually everyone on it has the same viewpoints as I do, and it’s a relief to not have to defend my idea of “fair punishment” for the scum of the earth (pedophiles). So yeah, hi. I’m also quite new. :X

  • cherrykint76

    btw – I’m a classic lurker, and I peek my head in at random times (when incensed or due to a nasty case of PMS) – I love this site, however. Virtually everyone on it has the same viewpoints as I do, and it’s a relief to not have to defend my idea of “fair punishment” for the scum of the earth (pedophiles). So yeah, hi. I’m also quite new. :X

  • cherrykint76

    btw – I’m a classic lurker, and I peek my head in at random times (when incensed or due to a nasty case of PMS) – I love this site, however. Virtually everyone on it has the same viewpoints as I do, and it’s a relief to not have to defend my idea of “fair punishment” for the scum of the earth (pedophiles). So yeah, hi. I’m also quite new. :X

  • cherrykint76

    btw – I’m a classic lurker, and I peek my head in at random times (when incensed or due to a nasty case of PMS) – I love this site, however. Virtually everyone on it has the same viewpoints as I do, and it’s a relief to not have to defend my idea of “fair punishment” for the scum of the earth (pedophiles). So yeah, hi. I’m also quite new. :X

  • sherrz

    I have an 8 year old daughter, whom I’ve scared with enough information about what is really happening to these poor children. I did it with the intention of making her more aware of her surroundings, and to understand why we have scheduled play times, and why she can’t just “ride her bike down the street.”

    Now, this is just my opinion, but I don’t necessairily (sp?) think that it’s a good idea to scare your children so bad that they don’t want to go outside and play unless you’re there. Once they reach a reasonable age it’s okay to let them play outside by themselves (just as long as you know where they’re at), but you shouldn’t scare them so bad with all these stories that they’re so terrified to even leave their house unless you’re with them.

  • sherrz

    I have an 8 year old daughter, whom I’ve scared with enough information about what is really happening to these poor children. I did it with the intention of making her more aware of her surroundings, and to understand why we have scheduled play times, and why she can’t just “ride her bike down the street.”

    Now, this is just my opinion, but I don’t necessairily (sp?) think that it’s a good idea to scare your children so bad that they don’t want to go outside and play unless you’re there. Once they reach a reasonable age it’s okay to let them play outside by themselves (just as long as you know where they’re at), but you shouldn’t scare them so bad with all these stories that they’re so terrified to even leave their house unless you’re with them.

  • sherrz

    I have an 8 year old daughter, whom I’ve scared with enough information about what is really happening to these poor children. I did it with the intention of making her more aware of her surroundings, and to understand why we have scheduled play times, and why she can’t just “ride her bike down the street.”

    Now, this is just my opinion, but I don’t necessairily (sp?) think that it’s a good idea to scare your children so bad that they don’t want to go outside and play unless you’re there. Once they reach a reasonable age it’s okay to let them play outside by themselves (just as long as you know where they’re at), but you shouldn’t scare them so bad with all these stories that they’re so terrified to even leave their house unless you’re with them.

  • sherrz

    I have an 8 year old daughter, whom I’ve scared with enough information about what is really happening to these poor children. I did it with the intention of making her more aware of her surroundings, and to understand why we have scheduled play times, and why she can’t just “ride her bike down the street.”

    Now, this is just my opinion, but I don’t necessairily (sp?) think that it’s a good idea to scare your children so bad that they don’t want to go outside and play unless you’re there. Once they reach a reasonable age it’s okay to let them play outside by themselves (just as long as you know where they’re at), but you shouldn’t scare them so bad with all these stories that they’re so terrified to even leave their house unless you’re with them.

  • sherrz

    I have an 8 year old daughter, whom I’ve scared with enough information about what is really happening to these poor children. I did it with the intention of making her more aware of her surroundings, and to understand why we have scheduled play times, and why she can’t just “ride her bike down the street.”

    Now, this is just my opinion, but I don’t necessairily (sp?) think that it’s a good idea to scare your children so bad that they don’t want to go outside and play unless you’re there. Once they reach a reasonable age it’s okay to let them play outside by themselves (just as long as you know where they’re at), but you shouldn’t scare them so bad with all these stories that they’re so terrified to even leave their house unless you’re with them.

  • sherrz

    I have an 8 year old daughter, whom I’ve scared with enough information about what is really happening to these poor children. I did it with the intention of making her more aware of her surroundings, and to understand why we have scheduled play times, and why she can’t just “ride her bike down the street.”

    Now, this is just my opinion, but I don’t necessairily (sp?) think that it’s a good idea to scare your children so bad that they don’t want to go outside and play unless you’re there. Once they reach a reasonable age it’s okay to let them play outside by themselves (just as long as you know where they’re at), but you shouldn’t scare them so bad with all these stories that they’re so terrified to even leave their house unless you’re with them.

  • sherrz

    I have an 8 year old daughter, whom I’ve scared with enough information about what is really happening to these poor children. I did it with the intention of making her more aware of her surroundings, and to understand why we have scheduled play times, and why she can’t just “ride her bike down the street.”

    Now, this is just my opinion, but I don’t necessairily (sp?) think that it’s a good idea to scare your children so bad that they don’t want to go outside and play unless you’re there. Once they reach a reasonable age it’s okay to let them play outside by themselves (just as long as you know where they’re at), but you shouldn’t scare them so bad with all these stories that they’re so terrified to even leave their house unless you’re with them.

  • sherrz

    I have an 8 year old daughter, whom I’ve scared with enough information about what is really happening to these poor children. I did it with the intention of making her more aware of her surroundings, and to understand why we have scheduled play times, and why she can’t just “ride her bike down the street.”

    Now, this is just my opinion, but I don’t necessairily (sp?) think that it’s a good idea to scare your children so bad that they don’t want to go outside and play unless you’re there. Once they reach a reasonable age it’s okay to let them play outside by themselves (just as long as you know where they’re at), but you shouldn’t scare them so bad with all these stories that they’re so terrified to even leave their house unless you’re with them.

  • sherrz

    I have an 8 year old daughter, whom I’ve scared with enough information about what is really happening to these poor children. I did it with the intention of making her more aware of her surroundings, and to understand why we have scheduled play times, and why she can’t just “ride her bike down the street.”

    Now, this is just my opinion, but I don’t necessairily (sp?) think that it’s a good idea to scare your children so bad that they don’t want to go outside and play unless you’re there. Once they reach a reasonable age it’s okay to let them play outside by themselves (just as long as you know where they’re at), but you shouldn’t scare them so bad with all these stories that they’re so terrified to even leave their house unless you’re with them.

  • sherrz

    I have an 8 year old daughter, whom I’ve scared with enough information about what is really happening to these poor children. I did it with the intention of making her more aware of her surroundings, and to understand why we have scheduled play times, and why she can’t just “ride her bike down the street.”

    Now, this is just my opinion, but I don’t necessairily (sp?) think that it’s a good idea to scare your children so bad that they don’t want to go outside and play unless you’re there. Once they reach a reasonable age it’s okay to let them play outside by themselves (just as long as you know where they’re at), but you shouldn’t scare them so bad with all these stories that they’re so terrified to even leave their house unless you’re with them.

  • sherrz

    I have an 8 year old daughter, whom I’ve scared with enough information about what is really happening to these poor children. I did it with the intention of making her more aware of her surroundings, and to understand why we have scheduled play times, and why she can’t just “ride her bike down the street.”

    Now, this is just my opinion, but I don’t necessairily (sp?) think that it’s a good idea to scare your children so bad that they don’t want to go outside and play unless you’re there. Once they reach a reasonable age it’s okay to let them play outside by themselves (just as long as you know where they’re at), but you shouldn’t scare them so bad with all these stories that they’re so terrified to even leave their house unless you’re with them.

  • sherrz

    I have an 8 year old daughter, whom I’ve scared with enough information about what is really happening to these poor children. I did it with the intention of making her more aware of her surroundings, and to understand why we have scheduled play times, and why she can’t just “ride her bike down the street.”

    Now, this is just my opinion, but I don’t necessairily (sp?) think that it’s a good idea to scare your children so bad that they don’t want to go outside and play unless you’re there. Once they reach a reasonable age it’s okay to let them play outside by themselves (just as long as you know where they’re at), but you shouldn’t scare them so bad with all these stories that they’re so terrified to even leave their house unless you’re with them.

  • sherrz

    I have an 8 year old daughter, whom I’ve scared with enough information about what is really happening to these poor children. I did it with the intention of making her more aware of her surroundings, and to understand why we have scheduled play times, and why she can’t just “ride her bike down the street.”

    Now, this is just my opinion, but I don’t necessairily (sp?) think that it’s a good idea to scare your children so bad that they don’t want to go outside and play unless you’re there. Once they reach a reasonable age it’s okay to let them play outside by themselves (just as long as you know where they’re at), but you shouldn’t scare them so bad with all these stories that they’re so terrified to even leave their house unless you’re with them.

  • sherrz

    I have an 8 year old daughter, whom I’ve scared with enough information about what is really happening to these poor children. I did it with the intention of making her more aware of her surroundings, and to understand why we have scheduled play times, and why she can’t just “ride her bike down the street.”

    Now, this is just my opinion, but I don’t necessairily (sp?) think that it’s a good idea to scare your children so bad that they don’t want to go outside and play unless you’re there. Once they reach a reasonable age it’s okay to let them play outside by themselves (just as long as you know where they’re at), but you shouldn’t scare them so bad with all these stories that they’re so terrified to even leave their house unless you’re with them.

  • sherrz

    I have an 8 year old daughter, whom I’ve scared with enough information about what is really happening to these poor children. I did it with the intention of making her more aware of her surroundings, and to understand why we have scheduled play times, and why she can’t just “ride her bike down the street.”

    Now, this is just my opinion, but I don’t necessairily (sp?) think that it’s a good idea to scare your children so bad that they don’t want to go outside and play unless you’re there. Once they reach a reasonable age it’s okay to let them play outside by themselves (just as long as you know where they’re at), but you shouldn’t scare them so bad with all these stories that they’re so terrified to even leave their house unless you’re with them.

  • sherrz

    I have an 8 year old daughter, whom I’ve scared with enough information about what is really happening to these poor children. I did it with the intention of making her more aware of her surroundings, and to understand why we have scheduled play times, and why she can’t just “ride her bike down the street.”

    Now, this is just my opinion, but I don’t necessairily (sp?) think that it’s a good idea to scare your children so bad that they don’t want to go outside and play unless you’re there. Once they reach a reasonable age it’s okay to let them play outside by themselves (just as long as you know where they’re at), but you shouldn’t scare them so bad with all these stories that they’re so terrified to even leave their house unless you’re with them.

  • sherrz

    I have an 8 year old daughter, whom I’ve scared with enough information about what is really happening to these poor children. I did it with the intention of making her more aware of her surroundings, and to understand why we have scheduled play times, and why she can’t just “ride her bike down the street.”

    Now, this is just my opinion, but I don’t necessairily (sp?) think that it’s a good idea to scare your children so bad that they don’t want to go outside and play unless you’re there. Once they reach a reasonable age it’s okay to let them play outside by themselves (just as long as you know where they’re at), but you shouldn’t scare them so bad with all these stories that they’re so terrified to even leave their house unless you’re with them.

  • sherrz

    I have an 8 year old daughter, whom I’ve scared with enough information about what is really happening to these poor children. I did it with the intention of making her more aware of her surroundings, and to understand why we have scheduled play times, and why she can’t just “ride her bike down the street.”

    Now, this is just my opinion, but I don’t necessairily (sp?) think that it’s a good idea to scare your children so bad that they don’t want to go outside and play unless you’re there. Once they reach a reasonable age it’s okay to let them play outside by themselves (just as long as you know where they’re at), but you shouldn’t scare them so bad with all these stories that they’re so terrified to even leave their house unless you’re with them.

  • sherrz

    I have an 8 year old daughter, whom I’ve scared with enough information about what is really happening to these poor children. I did it with the intention of making her more aware of her surroundings, and to understand why we have scheduled play times, and why she can’t just “ride her bike down the street.”

    Now, this is just my opinion, but I don’t necessairily (sp?) think that it’s a good idea to scare your children so bad that they don’t want to go outside and play unless you’re there. Once they reach a reasonable age it’s okay to let them play outside by themselves (just as long as you know where they’re at), but you shouldn’t scare them so bad with all these stories that they’re so terrified to even leave their house unless you’re with them.

  • sherrz

    I have an 8 year old daughter, whom I’ve scared with enough information about what is really happening to these poor children. I did it with the intention of making her more aware of her surroundings, and to understand why we have scheduled play times, and why she can’t just “ride her bike down the street.”

    Now, this is just my opinion, but I don’t necessairily (sp?) think that it’s a good idea to scare your children so bad that they don’t want to go outside and play unless you’re there. Once they reach a reasonable age it’s okay to let them play outside by themselves (just as long as you know where they’re at), but you shouldn’t scare them so bad with all these stories that they’re so terrified to even leave their house unless you’re with them.

  • sherrz

    I have an 8 year old daughter, whom I’ve scared with enough information about what is really happening to these poor children. I did it with the intention of making her more aware of her surroundings, and to understand why we have scheduled play times, and why she can’t just “ride her bike down the street.”

    Now, this is just my opinion, but I don’t necessairily (sp?) think that it’s a good idea to scare your children so bad that they don’t want to go outside and play unless you’re there. Once they reach a reasonable age it’s okay to let them play outside by themselves (just as long as you know where they’re at), but you shouldn’t scare them so bad with all these stories that they’re so terrified to even leave their house unless you’re with them.

  • sherrz

    I have an 8 year old daughter, whom I’ve scared with enough information about what is really happening to these poor children. I did it with the intention of making her more aware of her surroundings, and to understand why we have scheduled play times, and why she can’t just “ride her bike down the street.”

    Now, this is just my opinion, but I don’t necessairily (sp?) think that it’s a good idea to scare your children so bad that they don’t want to go outside and play unless you’re there. Once they reach a reasonable age it’s okay to let them play outside by themselves (just as long as you know where they’re at), but you shouldn’t scare them so bad with all these stories that they’re so terrified to even leave their house unless you’re with them.

  • sherrz

    I have an 8 year old daughter, whom I’ve scared with enough information about what is really happening to these poor children. I did it with the intention of making her more aware of her surroundings, and to understand why we have scheduled play times, and why she can’t just “ride her bike down the street.”

    Now, this is just my opinion, but I don’t necessairily (sp?) think that it’s a good idea to scare your children so bad that they don’t want to go outside and play unless you’re there. Once they reach a reasonable age it’s okay to let them play outside by themselves (just as long as you know where they’re at), but you shouldn’t scare them so bad with all these stories that they’re so terrified to even leave their house unless you’re with them.

  • sherrz

    I have an 8 year old daughter, whom I’ve scared with enough information about what is really happening to these poor children. I did it with the intention of making her more aware of her surroundings, and to understand why we have scheduled play times, and why she can’t just “ride her bike down the street.”

    Now, this is just my opinion, but I don’t necessairily (sp?) think that it’s a good idea to scare your children so bad that they don’t want to go outside and play unless you’re there. Once they reach a reasonable age it’s okay to let them play outside by themselves (just as long as you know where they’re at), but you shouldn’t scare them so bad with all these stories that they’re so terrified to even leave their house unless you’re with them.

  • sherrz

    I have an 8 year old daughter, whom I’ve scared with enough information about what is really happening to these poor children. I did it with the intention of making her more aware of her surroundings, and to understand why we have scheduled play times, and why she can’t just “ride her bike down the street.”

    Now, this is just my opinion, but I don’t necessairily (sp?) think that it’s a good idea to scare your children so bad that they don’t want to go outside and play unless you’re there. Once they reach a reasonable age it’s okay to let them play outside by themselves (just as long as you know where they’re at), but you shouldn’t scare them so bad with all these stories that they’re so terrified to even leave their house unless you’re with them.

  • Athena

    Cherry…Do you understand the concept of a “rate”? It’s essentially a percentage. A smaller percentage of the population (nationally) is victimized these days than 20 years ago. In other words, if the odds were, say 3 in 100 back then, they’re 1 in 100 now. Yep, I’ll say it again…The likelihood of you being victimized has decreased, fairly significantly, on the national scale. Please feel free to investigate any of the links I posted that substantiate this claim.

    I also mentioned that this may not be true for individual municipalities. Areas like D.C., Oakland and New Orleans, for example, have seen increased crime rates. Now, if you can’t even feel comfortable sending your kids outside without you (much less down the street), might I suggest you get up out of the hood?

    Oh, and as to your claim that rural areas aren’t even safe anymore…Bullshit. The odds of being victimized in most rural areas in this country are INSANELY low, practically non-existant. *Can* bad things happen anywhere? Absolutely. Hell, kids *can* get snatched right out of their own bedrooms. Does that mean they share a room with you? At the end of the day, the odds that your child will be victimized today are, in most places, lower today than they were 20 years ago.

    All that being said, hi, Cherry…Nice to see you. If no one’s said it yet, welcome to D’D. :)

  • Athena

    Cherry…Do you understand the concept of a “rate”? It’s essentially a percentage. A smaller percentage of the population (nationally) is victimized these days than 20 years ago. In other words, if the odds were, say 3 in 100 back then, they’re 1 in 100 now. Yep, I’ll say it again…The likelihood of you being victimized has decreased, fairly significantly, on the national scale. Please feel free to investigate any of the links I posted that substantiate this claim.

    I also mentioned that this may not be true for individual municipalities. Areas like D.C., Oakland and New Orleans, for example, have seen increased crime rates. Now, if you can’t even feel comfortable sending your kids outside without you (much less down the street), might I suggest you get up out of the hood?

    Oh, and as to your claim that rural areas aren’t even safe anymore…Bullshit. The odds of being victimized in most rural areas in this country are INSANELY low, practically non-existant. *Can* bad things happen anywhere? Absolutely. Hell, kids *can* get snatched right out of their own bedrooms. Does that mean they share a room with you? At the end of the day, the odds that your child will be victimized today are, in most places, lower today than they were 20 years ago.

    All that being said, hi, Cherry…Nice to see you. If no one’s said it yet, welcome to D’D. :)

  • Athena

    Cherry…Do you understand the concept of a “rate”? It’s essentially a percentage. A smaller percentage of the population (nationally) is victimized these days than 20 years ago. In other words, if the odds were, say 3 in 100 back then, they’re 1 in 100 now. Yep, I’ll say it again…The likelihood of you being victimized has decreased, fairly significantly, on the national scale. Please feel free to investigate any of the links I posted that substantiate this claim.

    I also mentioned that this may not be true for individual municipalities. Areas like D.C., Oakland and New Orleans, for example, have seen increased crime rates. Now, if you can’t even feel comfortable sending your kids outside without you (much less down the street), might I suggest you get up out of the hood?

    Oh, and as to your claim that rural areas aren’t even safe anymore…Bullshit. The odds of being victimized in most rural areas in this country are INSANELY low, practically non-existant. *Can* bad things happen anywhere? Absolutely. Hell, kids *can* get snatched right out of their own bedrooms. Does that mean they share a room with you? At the end of the day, the odds that your child will be victimized today are, in most places, lower today than they were 20 years ago.

    All that being said, hi, Cherry…Nice to see you. If no one’s said it yet, welcome to D’D. :)

  • Athena

    Cherry…Do you understand the concept of a “rate”? It’s essentially a percentage. A smaller percentage of the population (nationally) is victimized these days than 20 years ago. In other words, if the odds were, say 3 in 100 back then, they’re 1 in 100 now. Yep, I’ll say it again…The likelihood of you being victimized has decreased, fairly significantly, on the national scale. Please feel free to investigate any of the links I posted that substantiate this claim.

    I also mentioned that this may not be true for individual municipalities. Areas like D.C., Oakland and New Orleans, for example, have seen increased crime rates. Now, if you can’t even feel comfortable sending your kids outside without you (much less down the street), might I suggest you get up out of the hood?

    Oh, and as to your claim that rural areas aren’t even safe anymore…Bullshit. The odds of being victimized in most rural areas in this country are INSANELY low, practically non-existant. *Can* bad things happen anywhere? Absolutely. Hell, kids *can* get snatched right out of their own bedrooms. Does that mean they share a room with you? At the end of the day, the odds that your child will be victimized today are, in most places, lower today than they were 20 years ago.

    All that being said, hi, Cherry…Nice to see you. If no one’s said it yet, welcome to D’D. :)

  • Athena

    Cherry…Do you understand the concept of a “rate”? It’s essentially a percentage. A smaller percentage of the population (nationally) is victimized these days than 20 years ago. In other words, if the odds were, say 3 in 100 back then, they’re 1 in 100 now. Yep, I’ll say it again…The likelihood of you being victimized has decreased, fairly significantly, on the national scale. Please feel free to investigate any of the links I posted that substantiate this claim.

    I also mentioned that this may not be true for individual municipalities. Areas like D.C., Oakland and New Orleans, for example, have seen increased crime rates. Now, if you can’t even feel comfortable sending your kids outside without you (much less down the street), might I suggest you get up out of the hood?

    Oh, and as to your claim that rural areas aren’t even safe anymore…Bullshit. The odds of being victimized in most rural areas in this country are INSANELY low, practically non-existant. *Can* bad things happen anywhere? Absolutely. Hell, kids *can* get snatched right out of their own bedrooms. Does that mean they share a room with you? At the end of the day, the odds that your child will be victimized today are, in most places, lower today than they were 20 years ago.

    All that being said, hi, Cherry…Nice to see you. If no one’s said it yet, welcome to D’D. :)

  • Athena

    Cherry…Do you understand the concept of a “rate”? It’s essentially a percentage. A smaller percentage of the population (nationally) is victimized these days than 20 years ago. In other words, if the odds were, say 3 in 100 back then, they’re 1 in 100 now. Yep, I’ll say it again…The likelihood of you being victimized has decreased, fairly significantly, on the national scale. Please feel free to investigate any of the links I posted that substantiate this claim.

    I also mentioned that this may not be true for individual municipalities. Areas like D.C., Oakland and New Orleans, for example, have seen increased crime rates. Now, if you can’t even feel comfortable sending your kids outside without you (much less down the street), might I suggest you get up out of the hood?

    Oh, and as to your claim that rural areas aren’t even safe anymore…Bullshit. The odds of being victimized in most rural areas in this country are INSANELY low, practically non-existant. *Can* bad things happen anywhere? Absolutely. Hell, kids *can* get snatched right out of their own bedrooms. Does that mean they share a room with you? At the end of the day, the odds that your child will be victimized today are, in most places, lower today than they were 20 years ago.

    All that being said, hi, Cherry…Nice to see you. If no one’s said it yet, welcome to D’D. :)

  • Athena

    Cherry…Do you understand the concept of a “rate”? It’s essentially a percentage. A smaller percentage of the population (nationally) is victimized these days than 20 years ago. In other words, if the odds were, say 3 in 100 back then, they’re 1 in 100 now. Yep, I’ll say it again…The likelihood of you being victimized has decreased, fairly significantly, on the national scale. Please feel free to investigate any of the links I posted that substantiate this claim.

    I also mentioned that this may not be true for individual municipalities. Areas like D.C., Oakland and New Orleans, for example, have seen increased crime rates. Now, if you can’t even feel comfortable sending your kids outside without you (much less down the street), might I suggest you get up out of the hood?

    Oh, and as to your claim that rural areas aren’t even safe anymore…Bullshit. The odds of being victimized in most rural areas in this country are INSANELY low, practically non-existant. *Can* bad things happen anywhere? Absolutely. Hell, kids *can* get snatched right out of their own bedrooms. Does that mean they share a room with you? At the end of the day, the odds that your child will be victimized today are, in most places, lower today than they were 20 years ago.

    All that being said, hi, Cherry…Nice to see you. If no one’s said it yet, welcome to D’D. :)

  • Athena

    Cherry…Do you understand the concept of a “rate”? It’s essentially a percentage. A smaller percentage of the population (nationally) is victimized these days than 20 years ago. In other words, if the odds were, say 3 in 100 back then, they’re 1 in 100 now. Yep, I’ll say it again…The likelihood of you being victimized has decreased, fairly significantly, on the national scale. Please feel free to investigate any of the links I posted that substantiate this claim.

    I also mentioned that this may not be true for individual municipalities. Areas like D.C., Oakland and New Orleans, for example, have seen increased crime rates. Now, if you can’t even feel comfortable sending your kids outside without you (much less down the street), might I suggest you get up out of the hood?

    Oh, and as to your claim that rural areas aren’t even safe anymore…Bullshit. The odds of being victimized in most rural areas in this country are INSANELY low, practically non-existant. *Can* bad things happen anywhere? Absolutely. Hell, kids *can* get snatched right out of their own bedrooms. Does that mean they share a room with you? At the end of the day, the odds that your child will be victimized today are, in most places, lower today than they were 20 years ago.

    All that being said, hi, Cherry…Nice to see you. If no one’s said it yet, welcome to D’D. :)

  • Athena

    Cherry…Do you understand the concept of a “rate”? It’s essentially a percentage. A smaller percentage of the population (nationally) is victimized these days than 20 years ago. In other words, if the odds were, say 3 in 100 back then, they’re 1 in 100 now. Yep, I’ll say it again…The likelihood of you being victimized has decreased, fairly significantly, on the national scale. Please feel free to investigate any of the links I posted that substantiate this claim.

    I also mentioned that this may not be true for individual municipalities. Areas like D.C., Oakland and New Orleans, for example, have seen increased crime rates. Now, if you can’t even feel comfortable sending your kids outside without you (much less down the street), might I suggest you get up out of the hood?

    Oh, and as to your claim that rural areas aren’t even safe anymore…Bullshit. The odds of being victimized in most rural areas in this country are INSANELY low, practically non-existant. *Can* bad things happen anywhere? Absolutely. Hell, kids *can* get snatched right out of their own bedrooms. Does that mean they share a room with you? At the end of the day, the odds that your child will be victimized today are, in most places, lower today than they were 20 years ago.

    All that being said, hi, Cherry…Nice to see you. If no one’s said it yet, welcome to D’D. :)

  • Athena

    Cherry…Do you understand the concept of a “rate”? It’s essentially a percentage. A smaller percentage of the population (nationally) is victimized these days than 20 years ago. In other words, if the odds were, say 3 in 100 back then, they’re 1 in 100 now. Yep, I’ll say it again…The likelihood of you being victimized has decreased, fairly significantly, on the national scale. Please feel free to investigate any of the links I posted that substantiate this claim.

    I also mentioned that this may not be true for individual municipalities. Areas like D.C., Oakland and New Orleans, for example, have seen increased crime rates. Now, if you can’t even feel comfortable sending your kids outside without you (much less down the street), might I suggest you get up out of the hood?

    Oh, and as to your claim that rural areas aren’t even safe anymore…Bullshit. The odds of being victimized in most rural areas in this country are INSANELY low, practically non-existant. *Can* bad things happen anywhere? Absolutely. Hell, kids *can* get snatched right out of their own bedrooms. Does that mean they share a room with you? At the end of the day, the odds that your child will be victimized today are, in most places, lower today than they were 20 years ago.

    All that being said, hi, Cherry…Nice to see you. If no one’s said it yet, welcome to D’D. :)

  • Athena

    Cherry…Do you understand the concept of a “rate”? It’s essentially a percentage. A smaller percentage of the population (nationally) is victimized these days than 20 years ago. In other words, if the odds were, say 3 in 100 back then, they’re 1 in 100 now. Yep, I’ll say it again…The likelihood of you being victimized has decreased, fairly significantly, on the national scale. Please feel free to investigate any of the links I posted that substantiate this claim.

    I also mentioned that this may not be true for individual municipalities. Areas like D.C., Oakland and New Orleans, for example, have seen increased crime rates. Now, if you can’t even feel comfortable sending your kids outside without you (much less down the street), might I suggest you get up out of the hood?

    Oh, and as to your claim that rural areas aren’t even safe anymore…Bullshit. The odds of being victimized in most rural areas in this country are INSANELY low, practically non-existant. *Can* bad things happen anywhere? Absolutely. Hell, kids *can* get snatched right out of their own bedrooms. Does that mean they share a room with you? At the end of the day, the odds that your child will be victimized today are, in most places, lower today than they were 20 years ago.

    All that being said, hi, Cherry…Nice to see you. If no one’s said it yet, welcome to D’D. :)

  • Athena

    Cherry…Do you understand the concept of a “rate”? It’s essentially a percentage. A smaller percentage of the population (nationally) is victimized these days than 20 years ago. In other words, if the odds were, say 3 in 100 back then, they’re 1 in 100 now. Yep, I’ll say it again…The likelihood of you being victimized has decreased, fairly significantly, on the national scale. Please feel free to investigate any of the links I posted that substantiate this claim.

    I also mentioned that this may not be true for individual municipalities. Areas like D.C., Oakland and New Orleans, for example, have seen increased crime rates. Now, if you can’t even feel comfortable sending your kids outside without you (much less down the street), might I suggest you get up out of the hood?

    Oh, and as to your claim that rural areas aren’t even safe anymore…Bullshit. The odds of being victimized in most rural areas in this country are INSANELY low, practically non-existant. *Can* bad things happen anywhere? Absolutely. Hell, kids *can* get snatched right out of their own bedrooms. Does that mean they share a room with you? At the end of the day, the odds that your child will be victimized today are, in most places, lower today than they were 20 years ago.

    All that being said, hi, Cherry…Nice to see you. If no one’s said it yet, welcome to D’D. :)

  • Athena

    Cherry…Do you understand the concept of a “rate”? It’s essentially a percentage. A smaller percentage of the population (nationally) is victimized these days than 20 years ago. In other words, if the odds were, say 3 in 100 back then, they’re 1 in 100 now. Yep, I’ll say it again…The likelihood of you being victimized has decreased, fairly significantly, on the national scale. Please feel free to investigate any of the links I posted that substantiate this claim.

    I also mentioned that this may not be true for individual municipalities. Areas like D.C., Oakland and New Orleans, for example, have seen increased crime rates. Now, if you can’t even feel comfortable sending your kids outside without you (much less down the street), might I suggest you get up out of the hood?

    Oh, and as to your claim that rural areas aren’t even safe anymore…Bullshit. The odds of being victimized in most rural areas in this country are INSANELY low, practically non-existant. *Can* bad things happen anywhere? Absolutely. Hell, kids *can* get snatched right out of their own bedrooms. Does that mean they share a room with you? At the end of the day, the odds that your child will be victimized today are, in most places, lower today than they were 20 years ago.

    All that being said, hi, Cherry…Nice to see you. If no one’s said it yet, welcome to D’D. :)

  • Athena

    Cherry…Do you understand the concept of a “rate”? It’s essentially a percentage. A smaller percentage of the population (nationally) is victimized these days than 20 years ago. In other words, if the odds were, say 3 in 100 back then, they’re 1 in 100 now. Yep, I’ll say it again…The likelihood of you being victimized has decreased, fairly significantly, on the national scale. Please feel free to investigate any of the links I posted that substantiate this claim.

    I also mentioned that this may not be true for individual municipalities. Areas like D.C., Oakland and New Orleans, for example, have seen increased crime rates. Now, if you can’t even feel comfortable sending your kids outside without you (much less down the street), might I suggest you get up out of the hood?

    Oh, and as to your claim that rural areas aren’t even safe anymore…Bullshit. The odds of being victimized in most rural areas in this country are INSANELY low, practically non-existant. *Can* bad things happen anywhere? Absolutely. Hell, kids *can* get snatched right out of their own bedrooms. Does that mean they share a room with you? At the end of the day, the odds that your child will be victimized today are, in most places, lower today than they were 20 years ago.

    All that being said, hi, Cherry…Nice to see you. If no one’s said it yet, welcome to D’D. :)

  • Athena

    Cherry…Do you understand the concept of a “rate”? It’s essentially a percentage. A smaller percentage of the population (nationally) is victimized these days than 20 years ago. In other words, if the odds were, say 3 in 100 back then, they’re 1 in 100 now. Yep, I’ll say it again…The likelihood of you being victimized has decreased, fairly significantly, on the national scale. Please feel free to investigate any of the links I posted that substantiate this claim.

    I also mentioned that this may not be true for individual municipalities. Areas like D.C., Oakland and New Orleans, for example, have seen increased crime rates. Now, if you can’t even feel comfortable sending your kids outside without you (much less down the street), might I suggest you get up out of the hood?

    Oh, and as to your claim that rural areas aren’t even safe anymore…Bullshit. The odds of being victimized in most rural areas in this country are INSANELY low, practically non-existant. *Can* bad things happen anywhere? Absolutely. Hell, kids *can* get snatched right out of their own bedrooms. Does that mean they share a room with you? At the end of the day, the odds that your child will be victimized today are, in most places, lower today than they were 20 years ago.

    All that being said, hi, Cherry…Nice to see you. If no one’s said it yet, welcome to D’D. :)

  • Athena

    Cherry…Do you understand the concept of a “rate”? It’s essentially a percentage. A smaller percentage of the population (nationally) is victimized these days than 20 years ago. In other words, if the odds were, say 3 in 100 back then, they’re 1 in 100 now. Yep, I’ll say it again…The likelihood of you being victimized has decreased, fairly significantly, on the national scale. Please feel free to investigate any of the links I posted that substantiate this claim.

    I also mentioned that this may not be true for individual municipalities. Areas like D.C., Oakland and New Orleans, for example, have seen increased crime rates. Now, if you can’t even feel comfortable sending your kids outside without you (much less down the street), might I suggest you get up out of the hood?

    Oh, and as to your claim that rural areas aren’t even safe anymore…Bullshit. The odds of being victimized in most rural areas in this country are INSANELY low, practically non-existant. *Can* bad things happen anywhere? Absolutely. Hell, kids *can* get snatched right out of their own bedrooms. Does that mean they share a room with you? At the end of the day, the odds that your child will be victimized today are, in most places, lower today than they were 20 years ago.

    All that being said, hi, Cherry…Nice to see you. If no one’s said it yet, welcome to D’D. :)

  • Athena

    Cherry…Do you understand the concept of a “rate”? It’s essentially a percentage. A smaller percentage of the population (nationally) is victimized these days than 20 years ago. In other words, if the odds were, say 3 in 100 back then, they’re 1 in 100 now. Yep, I’ll say it again…The likelihood of you being victimized has decreased, fairly significantly, on the national scale. Please feel free to investigate any of the links I posted that substantiate this claim.

    I also mentioned that this may not be true for individual municipalities. Areas like D.C., Oakland and New Orleans, for example, have seen increased crime rates. Now, if you can’t even feel comfortable sending your kids outside without you (much less down the street), might I suggest you get up out of the hood?

    Oh, and as to your claim that rural areas aren’t even safe anymore…Bullshit. The odds of being victimized in most rural areas in this country are INSANELY low, practically non-existant. *Can* bad things happen anywhere? Absolutely. Hell, kids *can* get snatched right out of their own bedrooms. Does that mean they share a room with you? At the end of the day, the odds that your child will be victimized today are, in most places, lower today than they were 20 years ago.

    All that being said, hi, Cherry…Nice to see you. If no one’s said it yet, welcome to D’D. :)

  • Athena

    Cherry…Do you understand the concept of a “rate”? It’s essentially a percentage. A smaller percentage of the population (nationally) is victimized these days than 20 years ago. In other words, if the odds were, say 3 in 100 back then, they’re 1 in 100 now. Yep, I’ll say it again…The likelihood of you being victimized has decreased, fairly significantly, on the national scale. Please feel free to investigate any of the links I posted that substantiate this claim.

    I also mentioned that this may not be true for individual municipalities. Areas like D.C., Oakland and New Orleans, for example, have seen increased crime rates. Now, if you can’t even feel comfortable sending your kids outside without you (much less down the street), might I suggest you get up out of the hood?

    Oh, and as to your claim that rural areas aren’t even safe anymore…Bullshit. The odds of being victimized in most rural areas in this country are INSANELY low, practically non-existant. *Can* bad things happen anywhere? Absolutely. Hell, kids *can* get snatched right out of their own bedrooms. Does that mean they share a room with you? At the end of the day, the odds that your child will be victimized today are, in most places, lower today than they were 20 years ago.

    All that being said, hi, Cherry…Nice to see you. If no one’s said it yet, welcome to D’D. :)

  • Athena

    Cherry…Do you understand the concept of a “rate”? It’s essentially a percentage. A smaller percentage of the population (nationally) is victimized these days than 20 years ago. In other words, if the odds were, say 3 in 100 back then, they’re 1 in 100 now. Yep, I’ll say it again…The likelihood of you being victimized has decreased, fairly significantly, on the national scale. Please feel free to investigate any of the links I posted that substantiate this claim.

    I also mentioned that this may not be true for individual municipalities. Areas like D.C., Oakland and New Orleans, for example, have seen increased crime rates. Now, if you can’t even feel comfortable sending your kids outside without you (much less down the street), might I suggest you get up out of the hood?

    Oh, and as to your claim that rural areas aren’t even safe anymore…Bullshit. The odds of being victimized in most rural areas in this country are INSANELY low, practically non-existant. *Can* bad things happen anywhere? Absolutely. Hell, kids *can* get snatched right out of their own bedrooms. Does that mean they share a room with you? At the end of the day, the odds that your child will be victimized today are, in most places, lower today than they were 20 years ago.

    All that being said, hi, Cherry…Nice to see you. If no one’s said it yet, welcome to D’D. :)

  • Athena

    Cherry…Do you understand the concept of a “rate”? It’s essentially a percentage. A smaller percentage of the population (nationally) is victimized these days than 20 years ago. In other words, if the odds were, say 3 in 100 back then, they’re 1 in 100 now. Yep, I’ll say it again…The likelihood of you being victimized has decreased, fairly significantly, on the national scale. Please feel free to investigate any of the links I posted that substantiate this claim.

    I also mentioned that this may not be true for individual municipalities. Areas like D.C., Oakland and New Orleans, for example, have seen increased crime rates. Now, if you can’t even feel comfortable sending your kids outside without you (much less down the street), might I suggest you get up out of the hood?

    Oh, and as to your claim that rural areas aren’t even safe anymore…Bullshit. The odds of being victimized in most rural areas in this country are INSANELY low, practically non-existant. *Can* bad things happen anywhere? Absolutely. Hell, kids *can* get snatched right out of their own bedrooms. Does that mean they share a room with you? At the end of the day, the odds that your child will be victimized today are, in most places, lower today than they were 20 years ago.

    All that being said, hi, Cherry…Nice to see you. If no one’s said it yet, welcome to D’D. :)

  • Athena

    Cherry…Do you understand the concept of a “rate”? It’s essentially a percentage. A smaller percentage of the population (nationally) is victimized these days than 20 years ago. In other words, if the odds were, say 3 in 100 back then, they’re 1 in 100 now. Yep, I’ll say it again…The likelihood of you being victimized has decreased, fairly significantly, on the national scale. Please feel free to investigate any of the links I posted that substantiate this claim.

    I also mentioned that this may not be true for individual municipalities. Areas like D.C., Oakland and New Orleans, for example, have seen increased crime rates. Now, if you can’t even feel comfortable sending your kids outside without you (much less down the street), might I suggest you get up out of the hood?

    Oh, and as to your claim that rural areas aren’t even safe anymore…Bullshit. The odds of being victimized in most rural areas in this country are INSANELY low, practically non-existant. *Can* bad things happen anywhere? Absolutely. Hell, kids *can* get snatched right out of their own bedrooms. Does that mean they share a room with you? At the end of the day, the odds that your child will be victimized today are, in most places, lower today than they were 20 years ago.

    All that being said, hi, Cherry…Nice to see you. If no one’s said it yet, welcome to D’D. :)

  • Athena

    Cherry…Do you understand the concept of a “rate”? It’s essentially a percentage. A smaller percentage of the population (nationally) is victimized these days than 20 years ago. In other words, if the odds were, say 3 in 100 back then, they’re 1 in 100 now. Yep, I’ll say it again…The likelihood of you being victimized has decreased, fairly significantly, on the national scale. Please feel free to investigate any of the links I posted that substantiate this claim.

    I also mentioned that this may not be true for individual municipalities. Areas like D.C., Oakland and New Orleans, for example, have seen increased crime rates. Now, if you can’t even feel comfortable sending your kids outside without you (much less down the street), might I suggest you get up out of the hood?

    Oh, and as to your claim that rural areas aren’t even safe anymore…Bullshit. The odds of being victimized in most rural areas in this country are INSANELY low, practically non-existant. *Can* bad things happen anywhere? Absolutely. Hell, kids *can* get snatched right out of their own bedrooms. Does that mean they share a room with you? At the end of the day, the odds that your child will be victimized today are, in most places, lower today than they were 20 years ago.

    All that being said, hi, Cherry…Nice to see you. If no one’s said it yet, welcome to D’D. :)

  • Athena

    Cherry…Do you understand the concept of a “rate”? It’s essentially a percentage. A smaller percentage of the population (nationally) is victimized these days than 20 years ago. In other words, if the odds were, say 3 in 100 back then, they’re 1 in 100 now. Yep, I’ll say it again…The likelihood of you being victimized has decreased, fairly significantly, on the national scale. Please feel free to investigate any of the links I posted that substantiate this claim.

    I also mentioned that this may not be true for individual municipalities. Areas like D.C., Oakland and New Orleans, for example, have seen increased crime rates. Now, if you can’t even feel comfortable sending your kids outside without you (much less down the street), might I suggest you get up out of the hood?

    Oh, and as to your claim that rural areas aren’t even safe anymore…Bullshit. The odds of being victimized in most rural areas in this country are INSANELY low, practically non-existant. *Can* bad things happen anywhere? Absolutely. Hell, kids *can* get snatched right out of their own bedrooms. Does that mean they share a room with you? At the end of the day, the odds that your child will be victimized today are, in most places, lower today than they were 20 years ago.

    All that being said, hi, Cherry…Nice to see you. If no one’s said it yet, welcome to D’D. :)

  • Athena

    Cherry…Do you understand the concept of a “rate”? It’s essentially a percentage. A smaller percentage of the population (nationally) is victimized these days than 20 years ago. In other words, if the odds were, say 3 in 100 back then, they’re 1 in 100 now. Yep, I’ll say it again…The likelihood of you being victimized has decreased, fairly significantly, on the national scale. Please feel free to investigate any of the links I posted that substantiate this claim.

    I also mentioned that this may not be true for individual municipalities. Areas like D.C., Oakland and New Orleans, for example, have seen increased crime rates. Now, if you can’t even feel comfortable sending your kids outside without you (much less down the street), might I suggest you get up out of the hood?

    Oh, and as to your claim that rural areas aren’t even safe anymore…Bullshit. The odds of being victimized in most rural areas in this country are INSANELY low, practically non-existant. *Can* bad things happen anywhere? Absolutely. Hell, kids *can* get snatched right out of their own bedrooms. Does that mean they share a room with you? At the end of the day, the odds that your child will be victimized today are, in most places, lower today than they were 20 years ago.

    All that being said, hi, Cherry…Nice to see you. If no one’s said it yet, welcome to D’D. :)

  • sherrz

    Oh, and Athena, I apologize if my comment earlier (when I quoted one of your earlier posts) made it seem like I was trying to have a go at you, I didn’t know you were talking about national statistics.

  • sherrz

    Oh, and Athena, I apologize if my comment earlier (when I quoted one of your earlier posts) made it seem like I was trying to have a go at you, I didn’t know you were talking about national statistics.

  • sherrz

    Oh, and Athena, I apologize if my comment earlier (when I quoted one of your earlier posts) made it seem like I was trying to have a go at you, I didn’t know you were talking about national statistics.

  • sherrz

    Oh, and Athena, I apologize if my comment earlier (when I quoted one of your earlier posts) made it seem like I was trying to have a go at you, I didn’t know you were talking about national statistics.

  • sherrz

    Oh, and Athena, I apologize if my comment earlier (when I quoted one of your earlier posts) made it seem like I was trying to have a go at you, I didn’t know you were talking about national statistics.

  • sherrz

    Oh, and Athena, I apologize if my comment earlier (when I quoted one of your earlier posts) made it seem like I was trying to have a go at you, I didn’t know you were talking about national statistics.

  • sherrz

    Oh, and Athena, I apologize if my comment earlier (when I quoted one of your earlier posts) made it seem like I was trying to have a go at you, I didn’t know you were talking about national statistics.

  • sherrz

    Oh, and Athena, I apologize if my comment earlier (when I quoted one of your earlier posts) made it seem like I was trying to have a go at you, I didn’t know you were talking about national statistics.

  • sherrz

    Oh, and Athena, I apologize if my comment earlier (when I quoted one of your earlier posts) made it seem like I was trying to have a go at you, I didn’t know you were talking about national statistics.

  • sherrz

    Oh, and Athena, I apologize if my comment earlier (when I quoted one of your earlier posts) made it seem like I was trying to have a go at you, I didn’t know you were talking about national statistics.

  • sherrz

    Oh, and Athena, I apologize if my comment earlier (when I quoted one of your earlier posts) made it seem like I was trying to have a go at you, I didn’t know you were talking about national statistics.

  • sherrz

    Oh, and Athena, I apologize if my comment earlier (when I quoted one of your earlier posts) made it seem like I was trying to have a go at you, I didn’t know you were talking about national statistics.

  • sherrz

    Oh, and Athena, I apologize if my comment earlier (when I quoted one of your earlier posts) made it seem like I was trying to have a go at you, I didn’t know you were talking about national statistics.

  • sherrz

    Oh, and Athena, I apologize if my comment earlier (when I quoted one of your earlier posts) made it seem like I was trying to have a go at you, I didn’t know you were talking about national statistics.

  • sherrz

    Oh, and Athena, I apologize if my comment earlier (when I quoted one of your earlier posts) made it seem like I was trying to have a go at you, I didn’t know you were talking about national statistics.

  • sherrz

    Oh, and Athena, I apologize if my comment earlier (when I quoted one of your earlier posts) made it seem like I was trying to have a go at you, I didn’t know you were talking about national statistics.

  • sherrz

    Oh, and Athena, I apologize if my comment earlier (when I quoted one of your earlier posts) made it seem like I was trying to have a go at you, I didn’t know you were talking about national statistics.

  • sherrz

    Oh, and Athena, I apologize if my comment earlier (when I quoted one of your earlier posts) made it seem like I was trying to have a go at you, I didn’t know you were talking about national statistics.

  • sherrz

    Oh, and Athena, I apologize if my comment earlier (when I quoted one of your earlier posts) made it seem like I was trying to have a go at you, I didn’t know you were talking about national statistics.

  • sherrz

    Oh, and Athena, I apologize if my comment earlier (when I quoted one of your earlier posts) made it seem like I was trying to have a go at you, I didn’t know you were talking about national statistics.

  • sherrz

    Oh, and Athena, I apologize if my comment earlier (when I quoted one of your earlier posts) made it seem like I was trying to have a go at you, I didn’t know you were talking about national statistics.

  • mom of 4

    I have a dumb question. Do Myanmar/Burmese immigrants Americanize their names or are they just translated directly? I’m asking because Hser’s father’s name is Cartoon, and one of the family members or neighbors in a report was named Disco Moo, I shit you not.

    ROFLMAO Oh thanks Jesus…..I had not put the plastic in my monitor and keyboard yet! Luckily I am drinking water so it isn’t all sticky from me spewing it all over! :)

  • mom of 4

    I have a dumb question. Do Myanmar/Burmese immigrants Americanize their names or are they just translated directly? I’m asking because Hser’s father’s name is Cartoon, and one of the family members or neighbors in a report was named Disco Moo, I shit you not.

    ROFLMAO Oh thanks Jesus…..I had not put the plastic in my monitor and keyboard yet! Luckily I am drinking water so it isn’t all sticky from me spewing it all over! :)

  • mom of 4

    I have a dumb question. Do Myanmar/Burmese immigrants Americanize their names or are they just translated directly? I’m asking because Hser’s father’s name is Cartoon, and one of the family members or neighbors in a report was named Disco Moo, I shit you not.

    ROFLMAO Oh thanks Jesus…..I had not put the plastic in my monitor and keyboard yet! Luckily I am drinking water so it isn’t all sticky from me spewing it all over! :)

  • mom of 4

    I have a dumb question. Do Myanmar/Burmese immigrants Americanize their names or are they just translated directly? I’m asking because Hser’s father’s name is Cartoon, and one of the family members or neighbors in a report was named Disco Moo, I shit you not.

    ROFLMAO Oh thanks Jesus…..I had not put the plastic in my monitor and keyboard yet! Luckily I am drinking water so it isn’t all sticky from me spewing it all over! :)

  • mom of 4

    I have a dumb question. Do Myanmar/Burmese immigrants Americanize their names or are they just translated directly? I’m asking because Hser’s father’s name is Cartoon, and one of the family members or neighbors in a report was named Disco Moo, I shit you not.

    ROFLMAO Oh thanks Jesus…..I had not put the plastic in my monitor and keyboard yet! Luckily I am drinking water so it isn’t all sticky from me spewing it all over! :)

  • mom of 4

    I have a dumb question. Do Myanmar/Burmese immigrants Americanize their names or are they just translated directly? I’m asking because Hser’s father’s name is Cartoon, and one of the family members or neighbors in a report was named Disco Moo, I shit you not.

    ROFLMAO Oh thanks Jesus…..I had not put the plastic in my monitor and keyboard yet! Luckily I am drinking water so it isn’t all sticky from me spewing it all over! :)

  • mom of 4

    I have a dumb question. Do Myanmar/Burmese immigrants Americanize their names or are they just translated directly? I’m asking because Hser’s father’s name is Cartoon, and one of the family members or neighbors in a report was named Disco Moo, I shit you not.

    ROFLMAO Oh thanks Jesus…..I had not put the plastic in my monitor and keyboard yet! Luckily I am drinking water so it isn’t all sticky from me spewing it all over! :)

  • mom of 4

    I have a dumb question. Do Myanmar/Burmese immigrants Americanize their names or are they just translated directly? I’m asking because Hser’s father’s name is Cartoon, and one of the family members or neighbors in a report was named Disco Moo, I shit you not.

    ROFLMAO Oh thanks Jesus…..I had not put the plastic in my monitor and keyboard yet! Luckily I am drinking water so it isn’t all sticky from me spewing it all over! :)

  • mom of 4

    I have a dumb question. Do Myanmar/Burmese immigrants Americanize their names or are they just translated directly? I’m asking because Hser’s father’s name is Cartoon, and one of the family members or neighbors in a report was named Disco Moo, I shit you not.

    ROFLMAO Oh thanks Jesus…..I had not put the plastic in my monitor and keyboard yet! Luckily I am drinking water so it isn’t all sticky from me spewing it all over! :)

  • mom of 4

    I have a dumb question. Do Myanmar/Burmese immigrants Americanize their names or are they just translated directly? I’m asking because Hser’s father’s name is Cartoon, and one of the family members or neighbors in a report was named Disco Moo, I shit you not.

    ROFLMAO Oh thanks Jesus…..I had not put the plastic in my monitor and keyboard yet! Luckily I am drinking water so it isn’t all sticky from me spewing it all over! :)

  • mom of 4

    I have a dumb question. Do Myanmar/Burmese immigrants Americanize their names or are they just translated directly? I’m asking because Hser’s father’s name is Cartoon, and one of the family members or neighbors in a report was named Disco Moo, I shit you not.

    ROFLMAO Oh thanks Jesus…..I had not put the plastic in my monitor and keyboard yet! Luckily I am drinking water so it isn’t all sticky from me spewing it all over! :)

  • mom of 4

    I have a dumb question. Do Myanmar/Burmese immigrants Americanize their names or are they just translated directly? I’m asking because Hser’s father’s name is Cartoon, and one of the family members or neighbors in a report was named Disco Moo, I shit you not.

    ROFLMAO Oh thanks Jesus…..I had not put the plastic in my monitor and keyboard yet! Luckily I am drinking water so it isn’t all sticky from me spewing it all over! :)

  • mom of 4

    I have a dumb question. Do Myanmar/Burmese immigrants Americanize their names or are they just translated directly? I’m asking because Hser’s father’s name is Cartoon, and one of the family members or neighbors in a report was named Disco Moo, I shit you not.

    ROFLMAO Oh thanks Jesus…..I had not put the plastic in my monitor and keyboard yet! Luckily I am drinking water so it isn’t all sticky from me spewing it all over! :)

  • mom of 4

    I have a dumb question. Do Myanmar/Burmese immigrants Americanize their names or are they just translated directly? I’m asking because Hser’s father’s name is Cartoon, and one of the family members or neighbors in a report was named Disco Moo, I shit you not.

    ROFLMAO Oh thanks Jesus…..I had not put the plastic in my monitor and keyboard yet! Luckily I am drinking water so it isn’t all sticky from me spewing it all over! :)

  • mom of 4

    I have a dumb question. Do Myanmar/Burmese immigrants Americanize their names or are they just translated directly? I’m asking because Hser’s father’s name is Cartoon, and one of the family members or neighbors in a report was named Disco Moo, I shit you not.

    ROFLMAO Oh thanks Jesus…..I had not put the plastic in my monitor and keyboard yet! Luckily I am drinking water so it isn’t all sticky from me spewing it all over! :)

  • mom of 4

    I have a dumb question. Do Myanmar/Burmese immigrants Americanize their names or are they just translated directly? I’m asking because Hser’s father’s name is Cartoon, and one of the family members or neighbors in a report was named Disco Moo, I shit you not.

    ROFLMAO Oh thanks Jesus…..I had not put the plastic in my monitor and keyboard yet! Luckily I am drinking water so it isn’t all sticky from me spewing it all over! :)

  • mom of 4

    I have a dumb question. Do Myanmar/Burmese immigrants Americanize their names or are they just translated directly? I’m asking because Hser’s father’s name is Cartoon, and one of the family members or neighbors in a report was named Disco Moo, I shit you not.

    ROFLMAO Oh thanks Jesus…..I had not put the plastic in my monitor and keyboard yet! Luckily I am drinking water so it isn’t all sticky from me spewing it all over! :)

  • mom of 4

    I have a dumb question. Do Myanmar/Burmese immigrants Americanize their names or are they just translated directly? I’m asking because Hser’s father’s name is Cartoon, and one of the family members or neighbors in a report was named Disco Moo, I shit you not.

    ROFLMAO Oh thanks Jesus…..I had not put the plastic in my monitor and keyboard yet! Luckily I am drinking water so it isn’t all sticky from me spewing it all over! :)

  • mom of 4

    I have a dumb question. Do Myanmar/Burmese immigrants Americanize their names or are they just translated directly? I’m asking because Hser’s father’s name is Cartoon, and one of the family members or neighbors in a report was named Disco Moo, I shit you not.

    ROFLMAO Oh thanks Jesus…..I had not put the plastic in my monitor and keyboard yet! Luckily I am drinking water so it isn’t all sticky from me spewing it all over! :)

  • mom of 4

    I have a dumb question. Do Myanmar/Burmese immigrants Americanize their names or are they just translated directly? I’m asking because Hser’s father’s name is Cartoon, and one of the family members or neighbors in a report was named Disco Moo, I shit you not.

    ROFLMAO Oh thanks Jesus…..I had not put the plastic in my monitor and keyboard yet! Luckily I am drinking water so it isn’t all sticky from me spewing it all over! :)

  • mom of 4

    I have a dumb question. Do Myanmar/Burmese immigrants Americanize their names or are they just translated directly? I’m asking because Hser’s father’s name is Cartoon, and one of the family members or neighbors in a report was named Disco Moo, I shit you not.

    ROFLMAO Oh thanks Jesus…..I had not put the plastic in my monitor and keyboard yet! Luckily I am drinking water so it isn’t all sticky from me spewing it all over! :)

  • mom of 4

    I have a dumb question. Do Myanmar/Burmese immigrants Americanize their names or are they just translated directly? I’m asking because Hser’s father’s name is Cartoon, and one of the family members or neighbors in a report was named Disco Moo, I shit you not.

    ROFLMAO Oh thanks Jesus…..I had not put the plastic in my monitor and keyboard yet! Luckily I am drinking water so it isn’t all sticky from me spewing it all over! :)

  • cherrykint76

    Athena, while numbers may seem sound and comforting to you, I don’t believe you are taking into consideration all types of victimization. It’s also quite obvious to me that you don’t have any children. When you do, you’re entire outlook will change, regardless of what the numbers imply. You cannot argue with me on this, because you simply have not experienced that sort of love and affection for another human being. Nothing compares to it, therefore your “devil’s advocate” idealism is nil, in my opinion.

    If you DO have children, you’re in for a rude awakening. And hopefully, nothing more than a reality check. I would never wish something as terrible as this mentioned crime or any other on ANY family, but it happens because people are so arrogantly blasé regarding their children and what they wouldn’t fathom happening to them.

    I also do not live “in the hood” so to speak, but a very affluent community, albeit, over-populated and prone to crime, (although not as much as other parts of this city. ) I’ve read quite a few stories in the past two months on this site from towns I’ve never heard of, that are practically microscopic compared to the city I live in, and the stories are heinous and RAMPANT. You cannot tell me that they’re “one in a million” regardless of your sources. I also cannot simply “move” to another city, due to both my career, and that of my husband’s. While other cities are struggling economically-wise, (and Seattle is included in that list), about the only good thing left about living here is the recession-proof economy, which we take into careful consideration. And keeping my children close to me, and monitoring their lives closely is MY JOB AS A PARENT, regardless of where I live.

    I’ve lived all over the world, and growing up, my parents travelled for their careers. From Toronto Canada (the actual SAFEST place I’ve ever been) to Los Angeles CA, and I can tell you that the freaks are everywhere. It doesn’t matter where you go, and it’s up to THE PARENT to make sure their kids are safe. Risking their safety for “life experience” is overrated, and not worth it, in my opinion.

  • cherrykint76

    Athena, while numbers may seem sound and comforting to you, I don’t believe you are taking into consideration all types of victimization. It’s also quite obvious to me that you don’t have any children. When you do, you’re entire outlook will change, regardless of what the numbers imply. You cannot argue with me on this, because you simply have not experienced that sort of love and affection for another human being. Nothing compares to it, therefore your “devil’s advocate” idealism is nil, in my opinion.

    If you DO have children, you’re in for a rude awakening. And hopefully, nothing more than a reality check. I would never wish something as terrible as this mentioned crime or any other on ANY family, but it happens because people are so arrogantly blasé regarding their children and what they wouldn’t fathom happening to them.

    I also do not live “in the hood” so to speak, but a very affluent community, albeit, over-populated and prone to crime, (although not as much as other parts of this city. ) I’ve read quite a few stories in the past two months on this site from towns I’ve never heard of, that are practically microscopic compared to the city I live in, and the stories are heinous and RAMPANT. You cannot tell me that they’re “one in a million” regardless of your sources. I also cannot simply “move” to another city, due to both my career, and that of my husband’s. While other cities are struggling economically-wise, (and Seattle is included in that list), about the only good thing left about living here is the recession-proof economy, which we take into careful consideration. And keeping my children close to me, and monitoring their lives closely is MY JOB AS A PARENT, regardless of where I live.

    I’ve lived all over the world, and growing up, my parents travelled for their careers. From Toronto Canada (the actual SAFEST place I’ve ever been) to Los Angeles CA, and I can tell you that the freaks are everywhere. It doesn’t matter where you go, and it’s up to THE PARENT to make sure their kids are safe. Risking their safety for “life experience” is overrated, and not worth it, in my opinion.

  • cherrykint76

    Athena, while numbers may seem sound and comforting to you, I don’t believe you are taking into consideration all types of victimization. It’s also quite obvious to me that you don’t have any children. When you do, you’re entire outlook will change, regardless of what the numbers imply. You cannot argue with me on this, because you simply have not experienced that sort of love and affection for another human being. Nothing compares to it, therefore your “devil’s advocate” idealism is nil, in my opinion.

    If you DO have children, you’re in for a rude awakening. And hopefully, nothing more than a reality check. I would never wish something as terrible as this mentioned crime or any other on ANY family, but it happens because people are so arrogantly blasé regarding their children and what they wouldn’t fathom happening to them.

    I also do not live “in the hood” so to speak, but a very affluent community, albeit, over-populated and prone to crime, (although not as much as other parts of this city. ) I’ve read quite a few stories in the past two months on this site from towns I’ve never heard of, that are practically microscopic compared to the city I live in, and the stories are heinous and RAMPANT. You cannot tell me that they’re “one in a million” regardless of your sources. I also cannot simply “move” to another city, due to both my career, and that of my husband’s. While other cities are struggling economically-wise, (and Seattle is included in that list), about the only good thing left about living here is the recession-proof economy, which we take into careful consideration. And keeping my children close to me, and monitoring their lives closely is MY JOB AS A PARENT, regardless of where I live.

    I’ve lived all over the world, and growing up, my parents travelled for their careers. From Toronto Canada (the actual SAFEST place I’ve ever been) to Los Angeles CA, and I can tell you that the freaks are everywhere. It doesn’t matter where you go, and it’s up to THE PARENT to make sure their kids are safe. Risking their safety for “life experience” is overrated, and not worth it, in my opinion.

  • cherrykint76

    Athena, while numbers may seem sound and comforting to you, I don’t believe you are taking into consideration all types of victimization. It’s also quite obvious to me that you don’t have any children. When you do, you’re entire outlook will change, regardless of what the numbers imply. You cannot argue with me on this, because you simply have not experienced that sort of love and affection for another human being. Nothing compares to it, therefore your “devil’s advocate” idealism is nil, in my opinion.

    If you DO have children, you’re in for a rude awakening. And hopefully, nothing more than a reality check. I would never wish something as terrible as this mentioned crime or any other on ANY family, but it happens because people are so arrogantly blasé regarding their children and what they wouldn’t fathom happening to them.

    I also do not live “in the hood” so to speak, but a very affluent community, albeit, over-populated and prone to crime, (although not as much as other parts of this city. ) I’ve read quite a few stories in the past two months on this site from towns I’ve never heard of, that are practically microscopic compared to the city I live in, and the stories are heinous and RAMPANT. You cannot tell me that they’re “one in a million” regardless of your sources. I also cannot simply “move” to another city, due to both my career, and that of my husband’s. While other cities are struggling economically-wise, (and Seattle is included in that list), about the only good thing left about living here is the recession-proof economy, which we take into careful consideration. And keeping my children close to me, and monitoring their lives closely is MY JOB AS A PARENT, regardless of where I live.

    I’ve lived all over the world, and growing up, my parents travelled for their careers. From Toronto Canada (the actual SAFEST place I’ve ever been) to Los Angeles CA, and I can tell you that the freaks are everywhere. It doesn’t matter where you go, and it’s up to THE PARENT to make sure their kids are safe. Risking their safety for “life experience” is overrated, and not worth it, in my opinion.

  • cherrykint76

    Athena, while numbers may seem sound and comforting to you, I don’t believe you are taking into consideration all types of victimization. It’s also quite obvious to me that you don’t have any children. When you do, you’re entire outlook will change, regardless of what the numbers imply. You cannot argue with me on this, because you simply have not experienced that sort of love and affection for another human being. Nothing compares to it, therefore your “devil’s advocate” idealism is nil, in my opinion.

    If you DO have children, you’re in for a rude awakening. And hopefully, nothing more than a reality check. I would never wish something as terrible as this mentioned crime or any other on ANY family, but it happens because people are so arrogantly blasé regarding their children and what they wouldn’t fathom happening to them.

    I also do not live “in the hood” so to speak, but a very affluent community, albeit, over-populated and prone to crime, (although not as much as other parts of this city. ) I’ve read quite a few stories in the past two months on this site from towns I’ve never heard of, that are practically microscopic compared to the city I live in, and the stories are heinous and RAMPANT. You cannot tell me that they’re “one in a million” regardless of your sources. I also cannot simply “move” to another city, due to both my career, and that of my husband’s. While other cities are struggling economically-wise, (and Seattle is included in that list), about the only good thing left about living here is the recession-proof economy, which we take into careful consideration. And keeping my children close to me, and monitoring their lives closely is MY JOB AS A PARENT, regardless of where I live.

    I’ve lived all over the world, and growing up, my parents travelled for their careers. From Toronto Canada (the actual SAFEST place I’ve ever been) to Los Angeles CA, and I can tell you that the freaks are everywhere. It doesn’t matter where you go, and it’s up to THE PARENT to make sure their kids are safe. Risking their safety for “life experience” is overrated, and not worth it, in my opinion.

  • cherrykint76

    Athena, while numbers may seem sound and comforting to you, I don’t believe you are taking into consideration all types of victimization. It’s also quite obvious to me that you don’t have any children. When you do, you’re entire outlook will change, regardless of what the numbers imply. You cannot argue with me on this, because you simply have not experienced that sort of love and affection for another human being. Nothing compares to it, therefore your “devil’s advocate” idealism is nil, in my opinion.

    If you DO have children, you’re in for a rude awakening. And hopefully, nothing more than a reality check. I would never wish something as terrible as this mentioned crime or any other on ANY family, but it happens because people are so arrogantly blasé regarding their children and what they wouldn’t fathom happening to them.

    I also do not live “in the hood” so to speak, but a very affluent community, albeit, over-populated and prone to crime, (although not as much as other parts of this city. ) I’ve read quite a few stories in the past two months on this site from towns I’ve never heard of, that are practically microscopic compared to the city I live in, and the stories are heinous and RAMPANT. You cannot tell me that they’re “one in a million” regardless of your sources. I also cannot simply “move” to another city, due to both my career, and that of my husband’s. While other cities are struggling economically-wise, (and Seattle is included in that list), about the only good thing left about living here is the recession-proof economy, which we take into careful consideration. And keeping my children close to me, and monitoring their lives closely is MY JOB AS A PARENT, regardless of where I live.

    I’ve lived all over the world, and growing up, my parents travelled for their careers. From Toronto Canada (the actual SAFEST place I’ve ever been) to Los Angeles CA, and I can tell you that the freaks are everywhere. It doesn’t matter where you go, and it’s up to THE PARENT to make sure their kids are safe. Risking their safety for “life experience” is overrated, and not worth it, in my opinion.

  • cherrykint76

    Athena, while numbers may seem sound and comforting to you, I don’t believe you are taking into consideration all types of victimization. It’s also quite obvious to me that you don’t have any children. When you do, you’re entire outlook will change, regardless of what the numbers imply. You cannot argue with me on this, because you simply have not experienced that sort of love and affection for another human being. Nothing compares to it, therefore your “devil’s advocate” idealism is nil, in my opinion.

    If you DO have children, you’re in for a rude awakening. And hopefully, nothing more than a reality check. I would never wish something as terrible as this mentioned crime or any other on ANY family, but it happens because people are so arrogantly blasé regarding their children and what they wouldn’t fathom happening to them.

    I also do not live “in the hood” so to speak, but a very affluent community, albeit, over-populated and prone to crime, (although not as much as other parts of this city. ) I’ve read quite a few stories in the past two months on this site from towns I’ve never heard of, that are practically microscopic compared to the city I live in, and the stories are heinous and RAMPANT. You cannot tell me that they’re “one in a million” regardless of your sources. I also cannot simply “move” to another city, due to both my career, and that of my husband’s. While other cities are struggling economically-wise, (and Seattle is included in that list), about the only good thing left about living here is the recession-proof economy, which we take into careful consideration. And keeping my children close to me, and monitoring their lives closely is MY JOB AS A PARENT, regardless of where I live.

    I’ve lived all over the world, and growing up, my parents travelled for their careers. From Toronto Canada (the actual SAFEST place I’ve ever been) to Los Angeles CA, and I can tell you that the freaks are everywhere. It doesn’t matter where you go, and it’s up to THE PARENT to make sure their kids are safe. Risking their safety for “life experience” is overrated, and not worth it, in my opinion.

  • cherrykint76

    Athena, while numbers may seem sound and comforting to you, I don’t believe you are taking into consideration all types of victimization. It’s also quite obvious to me that you don’t have any children. When you do, you’re entire outlook will change, regardless of what the numbers imply. You cannot argue with me on this, because you simply have not experienced that sort of love and affection for another human being. Nothing compares to it, therefore your “devil’s advocate” idealism is nil, in my opinion.

    If you DO have children, you’re in for a rude awakening. And hopefully, nothing more than a reality check. I would never wish something as terrible as this mentioned crime or any other on ANY family, but it happens because people are so arrogantly blasé regarding their children and what they wouldn’t fathom happening to them.

    I also do not live “in the hood” so to speak, but a very affluent community, albeit, over-populated and prone to crime, (although not as much as other parts of this city. ) I’ve read quite a few stories in the past two months on this site from towns I’ve never heard of, that are practically microscopic compared to the city I live in, and the stories are heinous and RAMPANT. You cannot tell me that they’re “one in a million” regardless of your sources. I also cannot simply “move” to another city, due to both my career, and that of my husband’s. While other cities are struggling economically-wise, (and Seattle is included in that list), about the only good thing left about living here is the recession-proof economy, which we take into careful consideration. And keeping my children close to me, and monitoring their lives closely is MY JOB AS A PARENT, regardless of where I live.

    I’ve lived all over the world, and growing up, my parents travelled for their careers. From Toronto Canada (the actual SAFEST place I’ve ever been) to Los Angeles CA, and I can tell you that the freaks are everywhere. It doesn’t matter where you go, and it’s up to THE PARENT to make sure their kids are safe. Risking their safety for “life experience” is overrated, and not worth it, in my opinion.

  • cherrykint76

    Athena, while numbers may seem sound and comforting to you, I don’t believe you are taking into consideration all types of victimization. It’s also quite obvious to me that you don’t have any children. When you do, you’re entire outlook will change, regardless of what the numbers imply. You cannot argue with me on this, because you simply have not experienced that sort of love and affection for another human being. Nothing compares to it, therefore your “devil’s advocate” idealism is nil, in my opinion.

    If you DO have children, you’re in for a rude awakening. And hopefully, nothing more than a reality check. I would never wish something as terrible as this mentioned crime or any other on ANY family, but it happens because people are so arrogantly blasé regarding their children and what they wouldn’t fathom happening to them.

    I also do not live “in the hood” so to speak, but a very affluent community, albeit, over-populated and prone to crime, (although not as much as other parts of this city. ) I’ve read quite a few stories in the past two months on this site from towns I’ve never heard of, that are practically microscopic compared to the city I live in, and the stories are heinous and RAMPANT. You cannot tell me that they’re “one in a million” regardless of your sources. I also cannot simply “move” to another city, due to both my career, and that of my husband’s. While other cities are struggling economically-wise, (and Seattle is included in that list), about the only good thing left about living here is the recession-proof economy, which we take into careful consideration. And keeping my children close to me, and monitoring their lives closely is MY JOB AS A PARENT, regardless of where I live.

    I’ve lived all over the world, and growing up, my parents travelled for their careers. From Toronto Canada (the actual SAFEST place I’ve ever been) to Los Angeles CA, and I can tell you that the freaks are everywhere. It doesn’t matter where you go, and it’s up to THE PARENT to make sure their kids are safe. Risking their safety for “life experience” is overrated, and not worth it, in my opinion.

  • cherrykint76

    Athena, while numbers may seem sound and comforting to you, I don’t believe you are taking into consideration all types of victimization. It’s also quite obvious to me that you don’t have any children. When you do, you’re entire outlook will change, regardless of what the numbers imply. You cannot argue with me on this, because you simply have not experienced that sort of love and affection for another human being. Nothing compares to it, therefore your “devil’s advocate” idealism is nil, in my opinion.

    If you DO have children, you’re in for a rude awakening. And hopefully, nothing more than a reality check. I would never wish something as terrible as this mentioned crime or any other on ANY family, but it happens because people are so arrogantly blasé regarding their children and what they wouldn’t fathom happening to them.

    I also do not live “in the hood” so to speak, but a very affluent community, albeit, over-populated and prone to crime, (although not as much as other parts of this city. ) I’ve read quite a few stories in the past two months on this site from towns I’ve never heard of, that are practically microscopic compared to the city I live in, and the stories are heinous and RAMPANT. You cannot tell me that they’re “one in a million” regardless of your sources. I also cannot simply “move” to another city, due to both my career, and that of my husband’s. While other cities are struggling economically-wise, (and Seattle is included in that list), about the only good thing left about living here is the recession-proof economy, which we take into careful consideration. And keeping my children close to me, and monitoring their lives closely is MY JOB AS A PARENT, regardless of where I live.

    I’ve lived all over the world, and growing up, my parents travelled for their careers. From Toronto Canada (the actual SAFEST place I’ve ever been) to Los Angeles CA, and I can tell you that the freaks are everywhere. It doesn’t matter where you go, and it’s up to THE PARENT to make sure their kids are safe. Risking their safety for “life experience” is overrated, and not worth it, in my opinion.

  • cherrykint76

    Athena, while numbers may seem sound and comforting to you, I don’t believe you are taking into consideration all types of victimization. It’s also quite obvious to me that you don’t have any children. When you do, you’re entire outlook will change, regardless of what the numbers imply. You cannot argue with me on this, because you simply have not experienced that sort of love and affection for another human being. Nothing compares to it, therefore your “devil’s advocate” idealism is nil, in my opinion.

    If you DO have children, you’re in for a rude awakening. And hopefully, nothing more than a reality check. I would never wish something as terrible as this mentioned crime or any other on ANY family, but it happens because people are so arrogantly blasé regarding their children and what they wouldn’t fathom happening to them.

    I also do not live “in the hood” so to speak, but a very affluent community, albeit, over-populated and prone to crime, (although not as much as other parts of this city. ) I’ve read quite a few stories in the past two months on this site from towns I’ve never heard of, that are practically microscopic compared to the city I live in, and the stories are heinous and RAMPANT. You cannot tell me that they’re “one in a million” regardless of your sources. I also cannot simply “move” to another city, due to both my career, and that of my husband’s. While other cities are struggling economically-wise, (and Seattle is included in that list), about the only good thing left about living here is the recession-proof economy, which we take into careful consideration. And keeping my children close to me, and monitoring their lives closely is MY JOB AS A PARENT, regardless of where I live.

    I’ve lived all over the world, and growing up, my parents travelled for their careers. From Toronto Canada (the actual SAFEST place I’ve ever been) to Los Angeles CA, and I can tell you that the freaks are everywhere. It doesn’t matter where you go, and it’s up to THE PARENT to make sure their kids are safe. Risking their safety for “life experience” is overrated, and not worth it, in my opinion.

  • cherrykint76

    Athena, while numbers may seem sound and comforting to you, I don’t believe you are taking into consideration all types of victimization. It’s also quite obvious to me that you don’t have any children. When you do, you’re entire outlook will change, regardless of what the numbers imply. You cannot argue with me on this, because you simply have not experienced that sort of love and affection for another human being. Nothing compares to it, therefore your “devil’s advocate” idealism is nil, in my opinion.

    If you DO have children, you’re in for a rude awakening. And hopefully, nothing more than a reality check. I would never wish something as terrible as this mentioned crime or any other on ANY family, but it happens because people are so arrogantly blasé regarding their children and what they wouldn’t fathom happening to them.

    I also do not live “in the hood” so to speak, but a very affluent community, albeit, over-populated and prone to crime, (although not as much as other parts of this city. ) I’ve read quite a few stories in the past two months on this site from towns I’ve never heard of, that are practically microscopic compared to the city I live in, and the stories are heinous and RAMPANT. You cannot tell me that they’re “one in a million” regardless of your sources. I also cannot simply “move” to another city, due to both my career, and that of my husband’s. While other cities are struggling economically-wise, (and Seattle is included in that list), about the only good thing left about living here is the recession-proof economy, which we take into careful consideration. And keeping my children close to me, and monitoring their lives closely is MY JOB AS A PARENT, regardless of where I live.

    I’ve lived all over the world, and growing up, my parents travelled for their careers. From Toronto Canada (the actual SAFEST place I’ve ever been) to Los Angeles CA, and I can tell you that the freaks are everywhere. It doesn’t matter where you go, and it’s up to THE PARENT to make sure their kids are safe. Risking their safety for “life experience” is overrated, and not worth it, in my opinion.

  • cherrykint76

    Athena, while numbers may seem sound and comforting to you, I don’t believe you are taking into consideration all types of victimization. It’s also quite obvious to me that you don’t have any children. When you do, you’re entire outlook will change, regardless of what the numbers imply. You cannot argue with me on this, because you simply have not experienced that sort of love and affection for another human being. Nothing compares to it, therefore your “devil’s advocate” idealism is nil, in my opinion.

    If you DO have children, you’re in for a rude awakening. And hopefully, nothing more than a reality check. I would never wish something as terrible as this mentioned crime or any other on ANY family, but it happens because people are so arrogantly blasé regarding their children and what they wouldn’t fathom happening to them.

    I also do not live “in the hood” so to speak, but a very affluent community, albeit, over-populated and prone to crime, (although not as much as other parts of this city. ) I’ve read quite a few stories in the past two months on this site from towns I’ve never heard of, that are practically microscopic compared to the city I live in, and the stories are heinous and RAMPANT. You cannot tell me that they’re “one in a million” regardless of your sources. I also cannot simply “move” to another city, due to both my career, and that of my husband’s. While other cities are struggling economically-wise, (and Seattle is included in that list), about the only good thing left about living here is the recession-proof economy, which we take into careful consideration. And keeping my children close to me, and monitoring their lives closely is MY JOB AS A PARENT, regardless of where I live.

    I’ve lived all over the world, and growing up, my parents travelled for their careers. From Toronto Canada (the actual SAFEST place I’ve ever been) to Los Angeles CA, and I can tell you that the freaks are everywhere. It doesn’t matter where you go, and it’s up to THE PARENT to make sure their kids are safe. Risking their safety for “life experience” is overrated, and not worth it, in my opinion.

  • cherrykint76

    Athena, while numbers may seem sound and comforting to you, I don’t believe you are taking into consideration all types of victimization. It’s also quite obvious to me that you don’t have any children. When you do, you’re entire outlook will change, regardless of what the numbers imply. You cannot argue with me on this, because you simply have not experienced that sort of love and affection for another human being. Nothing compares to it, therefore your “devil’s advocate” idealism is nil, in my opinion.

    If you DO have children, you’re in for a rude awakening. And hopefully, nothing more than a reality check. I would never wish something as terrible as this mentioned crime or any other on ANY family, but it happens because people are so arrogantly blasé regarding their children and what they wouldn’t fathom happening to them.

    I also do not live “in the hood” so to speak, but a very affluent community, albeit, over-populated and prone to crime, (although not as much as other parts of this city. ) I’ve read quite a few stories in the past two months on this site from towns I’ve never heard of, that are practically microscopic compared to the city I live in, and the stories are heinous and RAMPANT. You cannot tell me that they’re “one in a million” regardless of your sources. I also cannot simply “move” to another city, due to both my career, and that of my husband’s. While other cities are struggling economically-wise, (and Seattle is included in that list), about the only good thing left about living here is the recession-proof economy, which we take into careful consideration. And keeping my children close to me, and monitoring their lives closely is MY JOB AS A PARENT, regardless of where I live.

    I’ve lived all over the world, and growing up, my parents travelled for their careers. From Toronto Canada (the actual SAFEST place I’ve ever been) to Los Angeles CA, and I can tell you that the freaks are everywhere. It doesn’t matter where you go, and it’s up to THE PARENT to make sure their kids are safe. Risking their safety for “life experience” is overrated, and not worth it, in my opinion.

  • cherrykint76

    Athena, while numbers may seem sound and comforting to you, I don’t believe you are taking into consideration all types of victimization. It’s also quite obvious to me that you don’t have any children. When you do, you’re entire outlook will change, regardless of what the numbers imply. You cannot argue with me on this, because you simply have not experienced that sort of love and affection for another human being. Nothing compares to it, therefore your “devil’s advocate” idealism is nil, in my opinion.

    If you DO have children, you’re in for a rude awakening. And hopefully, nothing more than a reality check. I would never wish something as terrible as this mentioned crime or any other on ANY family, but it happens because people are so arrogantly blasé regarding their children and what they wouldn’t fathom happening to them.

    I also do not live “in the hood” so to speak, but a very affluent community, albeit, over-populated and prone to crime, (although not as much as other parts of this city. ) I’ve read quite a few stories in the past two months on this site from towns I’ve never heard of, that are practically microscopic compared to the city I live in, and the stories are heinous and RAMPANT. You cannot tell me that they’re “one in a million” regardless of your sources. I also cannot simply “move” to another city, due to both my career, and that of my husband’s. While other cities are struggling economically-wise, (and Seattle is included in that list), about the only good thing left about living here is the recession-proof economy, which we take into careful consideration. And keeping my children close to me, and monitoring their lives closely is MY JOB AS A PARENT, regardless of where I live.

    I’ve lived all over the world, and growing up, my parents travelled for their careers. From Toronto Canada (the actual SAFEST place I’ve ever been) to Los Angeles CA, and I can tell you that the freaks are everywhere. It doesn’t matter where you go, and it’s up to THE PARENT to make sure their kids are safe. Risking their safety for “life experience” is overrated, and not worth it, in my opinion.

  • mom of 4

    btw – I’m a classic lurker, and I peek my head in at random times (when incensed or due to a nasty case of PMS) – I love this site, however. Virtually everyone on it has the same viewpoints as I do, and it’s a relief to not have to defend my idea of “fair punishment” for the scum of the earth (pedophiles). So yeah, hi. I’m also quite new. :X

    Welcome Cherry :) Glad you decided to come out from lurking!

  • mom of 4

    btw – I’m a classic lurker, and I peek my head in at random times (when incensed or due to a nasty case of PMS) – I love this site, however. Virtually everyone on it has the same viewpoints as I do, and it’s a relief to not have to defend my idea of “fair punishment” for the scum of the earth (pedophiles). So yeah, hi. I’m also quite new. :X

    Welcome Cherry :) Glad you decided to come out from lurking!

  • mom of 4

    btw – I’m a classic lurker, and I peek my head in at random times (when incensed or due to a nasty case of PMS) – I love this site, however. Virtually everyone on it has the same viewpoints as I do, and it’s a relief to not have to defend my idea of “fair punishment” for the scum of the earth (pedophiles). So yeah, hi. I’m also quite new. :X

    Welcome Cherry :) Glad you decided to come out from lurking!

  • mom of 4

    btw – I’m a classic lurker, and I peek my head in at random times (when incensed or due to a nasty case of PMS) – I love this site, however. Virtually everyone on it has the same viewpoints as I do, and it’s a relief to not have to defend my idea of “fair punishment” for the scum of the earth (pedophiles). So yeah, hi. I’m also quite new. :X

    Welcome Cherry :) Glad you decided to come out from lurking!

  • mom of 4

    btw – I’m a classic lurker, and I peek my head in at random times (when incensed or due to a nasty case of PMS) – I love this site, however. Virtually everyone on it has the same viewpoints as I do, and it’s a relief to not have to defend my idea of “fair punishment” for the scum of the earth (pedophiles). So yeah, hi. I’m also quite new. :X

    Welcome Cherry :) Glad you decided to come out from lurking!

  • mom of 4

    btw – I’m a classic lurker, and I peek my head in at random times (when incensed or due to a nasty case of PMS) – I love this site, however. Virtually everyone on it has the same viewpoints as I do, and it’s a relief to not have to defend my idea of “fair punishment” for the scum of the earth (pedophiles). So yeah, hi. I’m also quite new. :X

    Welcome Cherry :) Glad you decided to come out from lurking!

  • mom of 4

    btw – I’m a classic lurker, and I peek my head in at random times (when incensed or due to a nasty case of PMS) – I love this site, however. Virtually everyone on it has the same viewpoints as I do, and it’s a relief to not have to defend my idea of “fair punishment” for the scum of the earth (pedophiles). So yeah, hi. I’m also quite new. :X

    Welcome Cherry :) Glad you decided to come out from lurking!

  • mom of 4

    btw – I’m a classic lurker, and I peek my head in at random times (when incensed or due to a nasty case of PMS) – I love this site, however. Virtually everyone on it has the same viewpoints as I do, and it’s a relief to not have to defend my idea of “fair punishment” for the scum of the earth (pedophiles). So yeah, hi. I’m also quite new. :X

    Welcome Cherry :) Glad you decided to come out from lurking!

  • mom of 4

    btw – I’m a classic lurker, and I peek my head in at random times (when incensed or due to a nasty case of PMS) – I love this site, however. Virtually everyone on it has the same viewpoints as I do, and it’s a relief to not have to defend my idea of “fair punishment” for the scum of the earth (pedophiles). So yeah, hi. I’m also quite new. :X

    Welcome Cherry :) Glad you decided to come out from lurking!

  • mom of 4

    btw – I’m a classic lurker, and I peek my head in at random times (when incensed or due to a nasty case of PMS) – I love this site, however. Virtually everyone on it has the same viewpoints as I do, and it’s a relief to not have to defend my idea of “fair punishment” for the scum of the earth (pedophiles). So yeah, hi. I’m also quite new. :X

    Welcome Cherry :) Glad you decided to come out from lurking!

  • mom of 4

    btw – I’m a classic lurker, and I peek my head in at random times (when incensed or due to a nasty case of PMS) – I love this site, however. Virtually everyone on it has the same viewpoints as I do, and it’s a relief to not have to defend my idea of “fair punishment” for the scum of the earth (pedophiles). So yeah, hi. I’m also quite new. :X

    Welcome Cherry :) Glad you decided to come out from lurking!

  • mom of 4

    btw – I’m a classic lurker, and I peek my head in at random times (when incensed or due to a nasty case of PMS) – I love this site, however. Virtually everyone on it has the same viewpoints as I do, and it’s a relief to not have to defend my idea of “fair punishment” for the scum of the earth (pedophiles). So yeah, hi. I’m also quite new. :X

    Welcome Cherry :) Glad you decided to come out from lurking!

  • mom of 4

    btw – I’m a classic lurker, and I peek my head in at random times (when incensed or due to a nasty case of PMS) – I love this site, however. Virtually everyone on it has the same viewpoints as I do, and it’s a relief to not have to defend my idea of “fair punishment” for the scum of the earth (pedophiles). So yeah, hi. I’m also quite new. :X

    Welcome Cherry :) Glad you decided to come out from lurking!

  • mom of 4

    btw – I’m a classic lurker, and I peek my head in at random times (when incensed or due to a nasty case of PMS) – I love this site, however. Virtually everyone on it has the same viewpoints as I do, and it’s a relief to not have to defend my idea of “fair punishment” for the scum of the earth (pedophiles). So yeah, hi. I’m also quite new. :X

    Welcome Cherry :) Glad you decided to come out from lurking!

  • mom of 4

    btw – I’m a classic lurker, and I peek my head in at random times (when incensed or due to a nasty case of PMS) – I love this site, however. Virtually everyone on it has the same viewpoints as I do, and it’s a relief to not have to defend my idea of “fair punishment” for the scum of the earth (pedophiles). So yeah, hi. I’m also quite new. :X

    Welcome Cherry :) Glad you decided to come out from lurking!

  • mom of 4

    btw – I’m a classic lurker, and I peek my head in at random times (when incensed or due to a nasty case of PMS) – I love this site, however. Virtually everyone on it has the same viewpoints as I do, and it’s a relief to not have to defend my idea of “fair punishment” for the scum of the earth (pedophiles). So yeah, hi. I’m also quite new. :X

    Welcome Cherry :) Glad you decided to come out from lurking!

  • mom of 4

    btw – I’m a classic lurker, and I peek my head in at random times (when incensed or due to a nasty case of PMS) – I love this site, however. Virtually everyone on it has the same viewpoints as I do, and it’s a relief to not have to defend my idea of “fair punishment” for the scum of the earth (pedophiles). So yeah, hi. I’m also quite new. :X

    Welcome Cherry :) Glad you decided to come out from lurking!

  • mom of 4

    btw – I’m a classic lurker, and I peek my head in at random times (when incensed or due to a nasty case of PMS) – I love this site, however. Virtually everyone on it has the same viewpoints as I do, and it’s a relief to not have to defend my idea of “fair punishment” for the scum of the earth (pedophiles). So yeah, hi. I’m also quite new. :X

    Welcome Cherry :) Glad you decided to come out from lurking!

  • mom of 4

    btw – I’m a classic lurker, and I peek my head in at random times (when incensed or due to a nasty case of PMS) – I love this site, however. Virtually everyone on it has the same viewpoints as I do, and it’s a relief to not have to defend my idea of “fair punishment” for the scum of the earth (pedophiles). So yeah, hi. I’m also quite new. :X

    Welcome Cherry :) Glad you decided to come out from lurking!

  • mom of 4

    btw – I’m a classic lurker, and I peek my head in at random times (when incensed or due to a nasty case of PMS) – I love this site, however. Virtually everyone on it has the same viewpoints as I do, and it’s a relief to not have to defend my idea of “fair punishment” for the scum of the earth (pedophiles). So yeah, hi. I’m also quite new. :X

    Welcome Cherry :) Glad you decided to come out from lurking!

  • mom of 4

    btw – I’m a classic lurker, and I peek my head in at random times (when incensed or due to a nasty case of PMS) – I love this site, however. Virtually everyone on it has the same viewpoints as I do, and it’s a relief to not have to defend my idea of “fair punishment” for the scum of the earth (pedophiles). So yeah, hi. I’m also quite new. :X

    Welcome Cherry :) Glad you decided to come out from lurking!

  • mom of 4

    btw – I’m a classic lurker, and I peek my head in at random times (when incensed or due to a nasty case of PMS) – I love this site, however. Virtually everyone on it has the same viewpoints as I do, and it’s a relief to not have to defend my idea of “fair punishment” for the scum of the earth (pedophiles). So yeah, hi. I’m also quite new. :X

    Welcome Cherry :) Glad you decided to come out from lurking!

  • mom of 4

    btw – I’m a classic lurker, and I peek my head in at random times (when incensed or due to a nasty case of PMS) – I love this site, however. Virtually everyone on it has the same viewpoints as I do, and it’s a relief to not have to defend my idea of “fair punishment” for the scum of the earth (pedophiles). So yeah, hi. I’m also quite new. :X

    Welcome Cherry :) Glad you decided to come out from lurking!

  • mom of 4

    btw – I’m a classic lurker, and I peek my head in at random times (when incensed or due to a nasty case of PMS) – I love this site, however. Virtually everyone on it has the same viewpoints as I do, and it’s a relief to not have to defend my idea of “fair punishment” for the scum of the earth (pedophiles). So yeah, hi. I’m also quite new. :X

    Welcome Cherry :) Glad you decided to come out from lurking!

  • mom of 4

    btw – I’m a classic lurker, and I peek my head in at random times (when incensed or due to a nasty case of PMS) – I love this site, however. Virtually everyone on it has the same viewpoints as I do, and it’s a relief to not have to defend my idea of “fair punishment” for the scum of the earth (pedophiles). So yeah, hi. I’m also quite new. :X

    Welcome Cherry :) Glad you decided to come out from lurking!

  • cherrykint76

    And hi back. I appreciate the welcome ;)

  • mom of 4

    btw – I’m a classic lurker, and I peek my head in at random times (when incensed or due to a nasty case of PMS) – I love this site, however. Virtually everyone on it has the same viewpoints as I do, and it’s a relief to not have to defend my idea of “fair punishment” for the scum of the earth (pedophiles). So yeah, hi. I’m also quite new. :X

    Welcome Cherry :) Glad you decided to come out from lurking!

  • cherrykint76

    And hi back. I appreciate the welcome ;)

  • cherrykint76

    And hi back. I appreciate the welcome ;)

  • cherrykint76

    And hi back. I appreciate the welcome ;)

  • cherrykint76

    And hi back. I appreciate the welcome ;)

  • cherrykint76

    And hi back. I appreciate the welcome ;)

  • cherrykint76

    And hi back. I appreciate the welcome ;)

  • cherrykint76

    And hi back. I appreciate the welcome ;)

  • cherrykint76

    And hi back. I appreciate the welcome ;)

  • cherrykint76

    And hi back. I appreciate the welcome ;)

  • cherrykint76

    And hi back. I appreciate the welcome ;)

  • cherrykint76

    And hi back. I appreciate the welcome ;)

  • cherrykint76

    And hi back. I appreciate the welcome ;)

  • cherrykint76

    And hi back. I appreciate the welcome ;)

  • cherrykint76

    And hi back. I appreciate the welcome ;)

  • cherrykint76

    And hi back. I appreciate the welcome ;)

  • cherrykint76

    And hi back. I appreciate the welcome ;)

  • cherrykint76

    And hi back. I appreciate the welcome ;)

  • cherrykint76

    And hi back. I appreciate the welcome ;)

  • cherrykint76

    And hi back. I appreciate the welcome ;)

  • cherrykint76

    And hi back. I appreciate the welcome ;)

  • cherrykint76

    Athena, while numbers may seem sound and comforting to you, I don’t believe you are taking into consideration all types of victimization. It’s also quite obvious to me that you don’t have any children. When you do, you’re entire outlook will change, regardless of what the numbers imply. You cannot argue with me on this, because you simply have not experienced that sort of love and affection for another human being. Nothing compares to it, therefore your “devil’s advocate” idealism is nil, in my opinion.

    If you DO have children, you’re in for a rude awakening. And hopefully, nothing more than a reality check. I would never wish something as terrible as this mentioned crime or any other on ANY family, but it happens because people are so arrogantly blasé regarding their children and what they wouldn’t fathom happening to them.

    I also do not live “in the hood” so to speak, but a very affluent community, albeit, over-populated and prone to crime, (although not as much as other parts of this city. ) I’ve read quite a few stories in the past two months on this site from towns I’ve never heard of, that are practically microscopic compared to the city I live in, and the stories are heinous and RAMPANT. You cannot tell me that they’re “one in a million” regardless of your sources. I also cannot simply “move” to another city, due to both my career, and that of my husband’s. While other cities are struggling economically-wise, (and Seattle is included in that list), about the only good thing left about living here is the recession-proof economy, which we take into careful consideration. And keeping my children close to me, and monitoring their lives closely is MY JOB AS A PARENT, regardless of where I live.

    I’ve lived all over the world, and growing up, my parents travelled for their careers. From Toronto Canada (the actual SAFEST place I’ve ever been) to Los Angeles CA, and I can tell you that the freaks are everywhere. It doesn’t matter where you go, and it’s up to THE PARENT to make sure their kids are safe. Risking their safety for “life experience” is overrated, and not worth it, in my opinion.

  • mom of 4

    btw – I’m a classic lurker, and I peek my head in at random times (when incensed or due to a nasty case of PMS) – I love this site, however. Virtually everyone on it has the same viewpoints as I do, and it’s a relief to not have to defend my idea of “fair punishment” for the scum of the earth (pedophiles). So yeah, hi. I’m also quite new. :X

    Welcome Cherry :) Glad you decided to come out from lurking!

  • cherrykint76

    And hi back. I appreciate the welcome ;)

  • Athena

    Sherrz – No need for an apology, ma. I understand that my view points are often unpopular and take no offense when someone responds a bit, um…enthusiastically to something I have to say. I don’t require kid gloves, but I do appreciate the sentiment. ;)

    Cherry – How am I supposed to have a rational conversation with an individual who essentially says, straight out, “the facts don’t matter to me – I’m going base my opinions off emotion and the frequency of articles posted on a site dedicated to true crime”? Look, if you don’t care about the facts, that’s fine. You may as well plug your ears and say “lalalalala”, though.

    And the whole “you don’t have children, so you couldn’t possibly understand”…If only I could collect money every time someone here has tried to use that against me around here. You’re right, I’m D’D’s favorite childless poster. But don’t let that fool you – I put in several years as the legal guardian of someone else’s kid. Believe it or not, no “reality checks”.

    A parent is absolutely responsible for their child’s safety. But if you feel that you need to physically with your child in order to ensure that, it speaks to paranoia, in my opinion. Again, if D’D posted a rash of stories about children being abducted from their bedrooms, would you insist on them sleeping with you going forward? Just how much supervision is REASONABLE? People may think life experience is trumped by safety, but the truth is, common ground can be found and should be, because life experience is vital.

    Also, your comment about the economics in Seattle simply verifies to me that fact may not be your strongsuit. In recent months, Seattle placed 7th on Forbes’ list of Best Cities for Young Professionals and, as recently as this last week, placed 20th on Forbes’ list for Best Places for Business and Careers. I doubt those slots are awarded to cities with struggling economies, but hey, what do I know?

  • Athena

    Sherrz – No need for an apology, ma. I understand that my view points are often unpopular and take no offense when someone responds a bit, um…enthusiastically to something I have to say. I don’t require kid gloves, but I do appreciate the sentiment. ;)

    Cherry – How am I supposed to have a rational conversation with an individual who essentially says, straight out, “the facts don’t matter to me – I’m going base my opinions off emotion and the frequency of articles posted on a site dedicated to true crime”? Look, if you don’t care about the facts, that’s fine. You may as well plug your ears and say “lalalalala”, though.

    And the whole “you don’t have children, so you couldn’t possibly understand”…If only I could collect money every time someone here has tried to use that against me around here. You’re right, I’m D’D’s favorite childless poster. But don’t let that fool you – I put in several years as the legal guardian of someone else’s kid. Believe it or not, no “reality checks”.

    A parent is absolutely responsible for their child’s safety. But if you feel that you need to physically with your child in order to ensure that, it speaks to paranoia, in my opinion. Again, if D’D posted a rash of stories about children being abducted from their bedrooms, would you insist on them sleeping with you going forward? Just how much supervision is REASONABLE? People may think life experience is trumped by safety, but the truth is, common ground can be found and should be, because life experience is vital.

    Also, your comment about the economics in Seattle simply verifies to me that fact may not be your strongsuit. In recent months, Seattle placed 7th on Forbes’ list of Best Cities for Young Professionals and, as recently as this last week, placed 20th on Forbes’ list for Best Places for Business and Careers. I doubt those slots are awarded to cities with struggling economies, but hey, what do I know?

  • Athena

    Sherrz – No need for an apology, ma. I understand that my view points are often unpopular and take no offense when someone responds a bit, um…enthusiastically to something I have to say. I don’t require kid gloves, but I do appreciate the sentiment. ;)

    Cherry – How am I supposed to have a rational conversation with an individual who essentially says, straight out, “the facts don’t matter to me – I’m going base my opinions off emotion and the frequency of articles posted on a site dedicated to true crime”? Look, if you don’t care about the facts, that’s fine. You may as well plug your ears and say “lalalalala”, though.

    And the whole “you don’t have children, so you couldn’t possibly understand”…If only I could collect money every time someone here has tried to use that against me around here. You’re right, I’m D’D’s favorite childless poster. But don’t let that fool you – I put in several years as the legal guardian of someone else’s kid. Believe it or not, no “reality checks”.

    A parent is absolutely responsible for their child’s safety. But if you feel that you need to physically with your child in order to ensure that, it speaks to paranoia, in my opinion. Again, if D’D posted a rash of stories about children being abducted from their bedrooms, would you insist on them sleeping with you going forward? Just how much supervision is REASONABLE? People may think life experience is trumped by safety, but the truth is, common ground can be found and should be, because life experience is vital.

    Also, your comment about the economics in Seattle simply verifies to me that fact may not be your strongsuit. In recent months, Seattle placed 7th on Forbes’ list of Best Cities for Young Professionals and, as recently as this last week, placed 20th on Forbes’ list for Best Places for Business and Careers. I doubt those slots are awarded to cities with struggling economies, but hey, what do I know?

  • Athena

    Sherrz – No need for an apology, ma. I understand that my view points are often unpopular and take no offense when someone responds a bit, um…enthusiastically to something I have to say. I don’t require kid gloves, but I do appreciate the sentiment. ;)

    Cherry – How am I supposed to have a rational conversation with an individual who essentially says, straight out, “the facts don’t matter to me – I’m going base my opinions off emotion and the frequency of articles posted on a site dedicated to true crime”? Look, if you don’t care about the facts, that’s fine. You may as well plug your ears and say “lalalalala”, though.

    And the whole “you don’t have children, so you couldn’t possibly understand”…If only I could collect money every time someone here has tried to use that against me around here. You’re right, I’m D’D’s favorite childless poster. But don’t let that fool you – I put in several years as the legal guardian of someone else’s kid. Believe it or not, no “reality checks”.

    A parent is absolutely responsible for their child’s safety. But if you feel that you need to physically with your child in order to ensure that, it speaks to paranoia, in my opinion. Again, if D’D posted a rash of stories about children being abducted from their bedrooms, would you insist on them sleeping with you going forward? Just how much supervision is REASONABLE? People may think life experience is trumped by safety, but the truth is, common ground can be found and should be, because life experience is vital.

    Also, your comment about the economics in Seattle simply verifies to me that fact may not be your strongsuit. In recent months, Seattle placed 7th on Forbes’ list of Best Cities for Young Professionals and, as recently as this last week, placed 20th on Forbes’ list for Best Places for Business and Careers. I doubt those slots are awarded to cities with struggling economies, but hey, what do I know?

  • Athena

    Sherrz – No need for an apology, ma. I understand that my view points are often unpopular and take no offense when someone responds a bit, um…enthusiastically to something I have to say. I don’t require kid gloves, but I do appreciate the sentiment. ;)

    Cherry – How am I supposed to have a rational conversation with an individual who essentially says, straight out, “the facts don’t matter to me – I’m going base my opinions off emotion and the frequency of articles posted on a site dedicated to true crime”? Look, if you don’t care about the facts, that’s fine. You may as well plug your ears and say “lalalalala”, though.

    And the whole “you don’t have children, so you couldn’t possibly understand”…If only I could collect money every time someone here has tried to use that against me around here. You’re right, I’m D’D’s favorite childless poster. But don’t let that fool you – I put in several years as the legal guardian of someone else’s kid. Believe it or not, no “reality checks”.

    A parent is absolutely responsible for their child’s safety. But if you feel that you need to physically with your child in order to ensure that, it speaks to paranoia, in my opinion. Again, if D’D posted a rash of stories about children being abducted from their bedrooms, would you insist on them sleeping with you going forward? Just how much supervision is REASONABLE? People may think life experience is trumped by safety, but the truth is, common ground can be found and should be, because life experience is vital.

    Also, your comment about the economics in Seattle simply verifies to me that fact may not be your strongsuit. In recent months, Seattle placed 7th on Forbes’ list of Best Cities for Young Professionals and, as recently as this last week, placed 20th on Forbes’ list for Best Places for Business and Careers. I doubt those slots are awarded to cities with struggling economies, but hey, what do I know?

  • Athena

    Sherrz – No need for an apology, ma. I understand that my view points are often unpopular and take no offense when someone responds a bit, um…enthusiastically to something I have to say. I don’t require kid gloves, but I do appreciate the sentiment. ;)

    Cherry – How am I supposed to have a rational conversation with an individual who essentially says, straight out, “the facts don’t matter to me – I’m going base my opinions off emotion and the frequency of articles posted on a site dedicated to true crime”? Look, if you don’t care about the facts, that’s fine. You may as well plug your ears and say “lalalalala”, though.

    And the whole “you don’t have children, so you couldn’t possibly understand”…If only I could collect money every time someone here has tried to use that against me around here. You’re right, I’m D’D’s favorite childless poster. But don’t let that fool you – I put in several years as the legal guardian of someone else’s kid. Believe it or not, no “reality checks”.

    A parent is absolutely responsible for their child’s safety. But if you feel that you need to physically with your child in order to ensure that, it speaks to paranoia, in my opinion. Again, if D’D posted a rash of stories about children being abducted from their bedrooms, would you insist on them sleeping with you going forward? Just how much supervision is REASONABLE? People may think life experience is trumped by safety, but the truth is, common ground can be found and should be, because life experience is vital.

    Also, your comment about the economics in Seattle simply verifies to me that fact may not be your strongsuit. In recent months, Seattle placed 7th on Forbes’ list of Best Cities for Young Professionals and, as recently as this last week, placed 20th on Forbes’ list for Best Places for Business and Careers. I doubt those slots are awarded to cities with struggling economies, but hey, what do I know?

  • Athena

    Sherrz – No need for an apology, ma. I understand that my view points are often unpopular and take no offense when someone responds a bit, um…enthusiastically to something I have to say. I don’t require kid gloves, but I do appreciate the sentiment. ;)

    Cherry – How am I supposed to have a rational conversation with an individual who essentially says, straight out, “the facts don’t matter to me – I’m going base my opinions off emotion and the frequency of articles posted on a site dedicated to true crime”? Look, if you don’t care about the facts, that’s fine. You may as well plug your ears and say “lalalalala”, though.

    And the whole “you don’t have children, so you couldn’t possibly understand”…If only I could collect money every time someone here has tried to use that against me around here. You’re right, I’m D’D’s favorite childless poster. But don’t let that fool you – I put in several years as the legal guardian of someone else’s kid. Believe it or not, no “reality checks”.

    A parent is absolutely responsible for their child’s safety. But if you feel that you need to physically with your child in order to ensure that, it speaks to paranoia, in my opinion. Again, if D’D posted a rash of stories about children being abducted from their bedrooms, would you insist on them sleeping with you going forward? Just how much supervision is REASONABLE? People may think life experience is trumped by safety, but the truth is, common ground can be found and should be, because life experience is vital.

    Also, your comment about the economics in Seattle simply verifies to me that fact may not be your strongsuit. In recent months, Seattle placed 7th on Forbes’ list of Best Cities for Young Professionals and, as recently as this last week, placed 20th on Forbes’ list for Best Places for Business and Careers. I doubt those slots are awarded to cities with struggling economies, but hey, what do I know?

  • Athena

    Sherrz – No need for an apology, ma. I understand that my view points are often unpopular and take no offense when someone responds a bit, um…enthusiastically to something I have to say. I don’t require kid gloves, but I do appreciate the sentiment. ;)

    Cherry – How am I supposed to have a rational conversation with an individual who essentially says, straight out, “the facts don’t matter to me – I’m going base my opinions off emotion and the frequency of articles posted on a site dedicated to true crime”? Look, if you don’t care about the facts, that’s fine. You may as well plug your ears and say “lalalalala”, though.

    And the whole “you don’t have children, so you couldn’t possibly understand”…If only I could collect money every time someone here has tried to use that against me around here. You’re right, I’m D’D’s favorite childless poster. But don’t let that fool you – I put in several years as the legal guardian of someone else’s kid. Believe it or not, no “reality checks”.

    A parent is absolutely responsible for their child’s safety. But if you feel that you need to physically with your child in order to ensure that, it speaks to paranoia, in my opinion. Again, if D’D posted a rash of stories about children being abducted from their bedrooms, would you insist on them sleeping with you going forward? Just how much supervision is REASONABLE? People may think life experience is trumped by safety, but the truth is, common ground can be found and should be, because life experience is vital.

    Also, your comment about the economics in Seattle simply verifies to me that fact may not be your strongsuit. In recent months, Seattle placed 7th on Forbes’ list of Best Cities for Young Professionals and, as recently as this last week, placed 20th on Forbes’ list for Best Places for Business and Careers. I doubt those slots are awarded to cities with struggling economies, but hey, what do I know?

  • Athena

    Sherrz – No need for an apology, ma. I understand that my view points are often unpopular and take no offense when someone responds a bit, um…enthusiastically to something I have to say. I don’t require kid gloves, but I do appreciate the sentiment. ;)

    Cherry – How am I supposed to have a rational conversation with an individual who essentially says, straight out, “the facts don’t matter to me – I’m going base my opinions off emotion and the frequency of articles posted on a site dedicated to true crime”? Look, if you don’t care about the facts, that’s fine. You may as well plug your ears and say “lalalalala”, though.

    And the whole “you don’t have children, so you couldn’t possibly understand”…If only I could collect money every time someone here has tried to use that against me around here. You’re right, I’m D’D’s favorite childless poster. But don’t let that fool you – I put in several years as the legal guardian of someone else’s kid. Believe it or not, no “reality checks”.

    A parent is absolutely responsible for their child’s safety. But if you feel that you need to physically with your child in order to ensure that, it speaks to paranoia, in my opinion. Again, if D’D posted a rash of stories about children being abducted from their bedrooms, would you insist on them sleeping with you going forward? Just how much supervision is REASONABLE? People may think life experience is trumped by safety, but the truth is, common ground can be found and should be, because life experience is vital.

    Also, your comment about the economics in Seattle simply verifies to me that fact may not be your strongsuit. In recent months, Seattle placed 7th on Forbes’ list of Best Cities for Young Professionals and, as recently as this last week, placed 20th on Forbes’ list for Best Places for Business and Careers. I doubt those slots are awarded to cities with struggling economies, but hey, what do I know?

  • Athena

    Sherrz – No need for an apology, ma. I understand that my view points are often unpopular and take no offense when someone responds a bit, um…enthusiastically to something I have to say. I don’t require kid gloves, but I do appreciate the sentiment. ;)

    Cherry – How am I supposed to have a rational conversation with an individual who essentially says, straight out, “the facts don’t matter to me – I’m going base my opinions off emotion and the frequency of articles posted on a site dedicated to true crime”? Look, if you don’t care about the facts, that’s fine. You may as well plug your ears and say “lalalalala”, though.

    And the whole “you don’t have children, so you couldn’t possibly understand”…If only I could collect money every time someone here has tried to use that against me around here. You’re right, I’m D’D’s favorite childless poster. But don’t let that fool you – I put in several years as the legal guardian of someone else’s kid. Believe it or not, no “reality checks”.

    A parent is absolutely responsible for their child’s safety. But if you feel that you need to physically with your child in order to ensure that, it speaks to paranoia, in my opinion. Again, if D’D posted a rash of stories about children being abducted from their bedrooms, would you insist on them sleeping with you going forward? Just how much supervision is REASONABLE? People may think life experience is trumped by safety, but the truth is, common ground can be found and should be, because life experience is vital.

    Also, your comment about the economics in Seattle simply verifies to me that fact may not be your strongsuit. In recent months, Seattle placed 7th on Forbes’ list of Best Cities for Young Professionals and, as recently as this last week, placed 20th on Forbes’ list for Best Places for Business and Careers. I doubt those slots are awarded to cities with struggling economies, but hey, what do I know?

  • Athena

    Sherrz – No need for an apology, ma. I understand that my view points are often unpopular and take no offense when someone responds a bit, um…enthusiastically to something I have to say. I don’t require kid gloves, but I do appreciate the sentiment. ;)

    Cherry – How am I supposed to have a rational conversation with an individual who essentially says, straight out, “the facts don’t matter to me – I’m going base my opinions off emotion and the frequency of articles posted on a site dedicated to true crime”? Look, if you don’t care about the facts, that’s fine. You may as well plug your ears and say “lalalalala”, though.

    And the whole “you don’t have children, so you couldn’t possibly understand”…If only I could collect money every time someone here has tried to use that against me around here. You’re right, I’m D’D’s favorite childless poster. But don’t let that fool you – I put in several years as the legal guardian of someone else’s kid. Believe it or not, no “reality checks”.

    A parent is absolutely responsible for their child’s safety. But if you feel that you need to physically with your child in order to ensure that, it speaks to paranoia, in my opinion. Again, if D’D posted a rash of stories about children being abducted from their bedrooms, would you insist on them sleeping with you going forward? Just how much supervision is REASONABLE? People may think life experience is trumped by safety, but the truth is, common ground can be found and should be, because life experience is vital.

    Also, your comment about the economics in Seattle simply verifies to me that fact may not be your strongsuit. In recent months, Seattle placed 7th on Forbes’ list of Best Cities for Young Professionals and, as recently as this last week, placed 20th on Forbes’ list for Best Places for Business and Careers. I doubt those slots are awarded to cities with struggling economies, but hey, what do I know?

  • Athena

    Sherrz – No need for an apology, ma. I understand that my view points are often unpopular and take no offense when someone responds a bit, um…enthusiastically to something I have to say. I don’t require kid gloves, but I do appreciate the sentiment. ;)

    Cherry – How am I supposed to have a rational conversation with an individual who essentially says, straight out, “the facts don’t matter to me – I’m going base my opinions off emotion and the frequency of articles posted on a site dedicated to true crime”? Look, if you don’t care about the facts, that’s fine. You may as well plug your ears and say “lalalalala”, though.

    And the whole “you don’t have children, so you couldn’t possibly understand”…If only I could collect money every time someone here has tried to use that against me around here. You’re right, I’m D’D’s favorite childless poster. But don’t let that fool you – I put in several years as the legal guardian of someone else’s kid. Believe it or not, no “reality checks”.

    A parent is absolutely responsible for their child’s safety. But if you feel that you need to physically with your child in order to ensure that, it speaks to paranoia, in my opinion. Again, if D’D posted a rash of stories about children being abducted from their bedrooms, would you insist on them sleeping with you going forward? Just how much supervision is REASONABLE? People may think life experience is trumped by safety, but the truth is, common ground can be found and should be, because life experience is vital.

    Also, your comment about the economics in Seattle simply verifies to me that fact may not be your strongsuit. In recent months, Seattle placed 7th on Forbes’ list of Best Cities for Young Professionals and, as recently as this last week, placed 20th on Forbes’ list for Best Places for Business and Careers. I doubt those slots are awarded to cities with struggling economies, but hey, what do I know?

  • Athena

    Sherrz – No need for an apology, ma. I understand that my view points are often unpopular and take no offense when someone responds a bit, um…enthusiastically to something I have to say. I don’t require kid gloves, but I do appreciate the sentiment. ;)

    Cherry – How am I supposed to have a rational conversation with an individual who essentially says, straight out, “the facts don’t matter to me – I’m going base my opinions off emotion and the frequency of articles posted on a site dedicated to true crime”? Look, if you don’t care about the facts, that’s fine. You may as well plug your ears and say “lalalalala”, though.

    And the whole “you don’t have children, so you couldn’t possibly understand”…If only I could collect money every time someone here has tried to use that against me around here. You’re right, I’m D’D’s favorite childless poster. But don’t let that fool you – I put in several years as the legal guardian of someone else’s kid. Believe it or not, no “reality checks”.

    A parent is absolutely responsible for their child’s safety. But if you feel that you need to physically with your child in order to ensure that, it speaks to paranoia, in my opinion. Again, if D’D posted a rash of stories about children being abducted from their bedrooms, would you insist on them sleeping with you going forward? Just how much supervision is REASONABLE? People may think life experience is trumped by safety, but the truth is, common ground can be found and should be, because life experience is vital.

    Also, your comment about the economics in Seattle simply verifies to me that fact may not be your strongsuit. In recent months, Seattle placed 7th on Forbes’ list of Best Cities for Young Professionals and, as recently as this last week, placed 20th on Forbes’ list for Best Places for Business and Careers. I doubt those slots are awarded to cities with struggling economies, but hey, what do I know?

  • Athena

    Sherrz – No need for an apology, ma. I understand that my view points are often unpopular and take no offense when someone responds a bit, um…enthusiastically to something I have to say. I don’t require kid gloves, but I do appreciate the sentiment. ;)

    Cherry – How am I supposed to have a rational conversation with an individual who essentially says, straight out, “the facts don’t matter to me – I’m going base my opinions off emotion and the frequency of articles posted on a site dedicated to true crime”? Look, if you don’t care about the facts, that’s fine. You may as well plug your ears and say “lalalalala”, though.

    And the whole “you don’t have children, so you couldn’t possibly understand”…If only I could collect money every time someone here has tried to use that against me around here. You’re right, I’m D’D’s favorite childless poster. But don’t let that fool you – I put in several years as the legal guardian of someone else’s kid. Believe it or not, no “reality checks”.

    A parent is absolutely responsible for their child’s safety. But if you feel that you need to physically with your child in order to ensure that, it speaks to paranoia, in my opinion. Again, if D’D posted a rash of stories about children being abducted from their bedrooms, would you insist on them sleeping with you going forward? Just how much supervision is REASONABLE? People may think life experience is trumped by safety, but the truth is, common ground can be found and should be, because life experience is vital.

    Also, your comment about the economics in Seattle simply verifies to me that fact may not be your strongsuit. In recent months, Seattle placed 7th on Forbes’ list of Best Cities for Young Professionals and, as recently as this last week, placed 20th on Forbes’ list for Best Places for Business and Careers. I doubt those slots are awarded to cities with struggling economies, but hey, what do I know?

  • Athena

    Sherrz – No need for an apology, ma. I understand that my view points are often unpopular and take no offense when someone responds a bit, um…enthusiastically to something I have to say. I don’t require kid gloves, but I do appreciate the sentiment. ;)

    Cherry – How am I supposed to have a rational conversation with an individual who essentially says, straight out, “the facts don’t matter to me – I’m going base my opinions off emotion and the frequency of articles posted on a site dedicated to true crime”? Look, if you don’t care about the facts, that’s fine. You may as well plug your ears and say “lalalalala”, though.

    And the whole “you don’t have children, so you couldn’t possibly understand”…If only I could collect money every time someone here has tried to use that against me around here. You’re right, I’m D’D’s favorite childless poster. But don’t let that fool you – I put in several years as the legal guardian of someone else’s kid. Believe it or not, no “reality checks”.

    A parent is absolutely responsible for their child’s safety. But if you feel that you need to physically with your child in order to ensure that, it speaks to paranoia, in my opinion. Again, if D’D posted a rash of stories about children being abducted from their bedrooms, would you insist on them sleeping with you going forward? Just how much supervision is REASONABLE? People may think life experience is trumped by safety, but the truth is, common ground can be found and should be, because life experience is vital.

    Also, your comment about the economics in Seattle simply verifies to me that fact may not be your strongsuit. In recent months, Seattle placed 7th on Forbes’ list of Best Cities for Young Professionals and, as recently as this last week, placed 20th on Forbes’ list for Best Places for Business and Careers. I doubt those slots are awarded to cities with struggling economies, but hey, what do I know?

  • Athena

    Sherrz – No need for an apology, ma. I understand that my view points are often unpopular and take no offense when someone responds a bit, um…enthusiastically to something I have to say. I don’t require kid gloves, but I do appreciate the sentiment. ;)

    Cherry – How am I supposed to have a rational conversation with an individual who essentially says, straight out, “the facts don’t matter to me – I’m going base my opinions off emotion and the frequency of articles posted on a site dedicated to true crime”? Look, if you don’t care about the facts, that’s fine. You may as well plug your ears and say “lalalalala”, though.

    And the whole “you don’t have children, so you couldn’t possibly understand”…If only I could collect money every time someone here has tried to use that against me around here. You’re right, I’m D’D’s favorite childless poster. But don’t let that fool you – I put in several years as the legal guardian of someone else’s kid. Believe it or not, no “reality checks”.

    A parent is absolutely responsible for their child’s safety. But if you feel that you need to physically with your child in order to ensure that, it speaks to paranoia, in my opinion. Again, if D’D posted a rash of stories about children being abducted from their bedrooms, would you insist on them sleeping with you going forward? Just how much supervision is REASONABLE? People may think life experience is trumped by safety, but the truth is, common ground can be found and should be, because life experience is vital.

    Also, your comment about the economics in Seattle simply verifies to me that fact may not be your strongsuit. In recent months, Seattle placed 7th on Forbes’ list of Best Cities for Young Professionals and, as recently as this last week, placed 20th on Forbes’ list for Best Places for Business and Careers. I doubt those slots are awarded to cities with struggling economies, but hey, what do I know?

  • Athena

    Sherrz – No need for an apology, ma. I understand that my view points are often unpopular and take no offense when someone responds a bit, um…enthusiastically to something I have to say. I don’t require kid gloves, but I do appreciate the sentiment. ;)

    Cherry – How am I supposed to have a rational conversation with an individual who essentially says, straight out, “the facts don’t matter to me – I’m going base my opinions off emotion and the frequency of articles posted on a site dedicated to true crime”? Look, if you don’t care about the facts, that’s fine. You may as well plug your ears and say “lalalalala”, though.

    And the whole “you don’t have children, so you couldn’t possibly understand”…If only I could collect money every time someone here has tried to use that against me around here. You’re right, I’m D’D’s favorite childless poster. But don’t let that fool you – I put in several years as the legal guardian of someone else’s kid. Believe it or not, no “reality checks”.

    A parent is absolutely responsible for their child’s safety. But if you feel that you need to physically with your child in order to ensure that, it speaks to paranoia, in my opinion. Again, if D’D posted a rash of stories about children being abducted from their bedrooms, would you insist on them sleeping with you going forward? Just how much supervision is REASONABLE? People may think life experience is trumped by safety, but the truth is, common ground can be found and should be, because life experience is vital.

    Also, your comment about the economics in Seattle simply verifies to me that fact may not be your strongsuit. In recent months, Seattle placed 7th on Forbes’ list of Best Cities for Young Professionals and, as recently as this last week, placed 20th on Forbes’ list for Best Places for Business and Careers. I doubt those slots are awarded to cities with struggling economies, but hey, what do I know?

  • Athena

    Sherrz – No need for an apology, ma. I understand that my view points are often unpopular and take no offense when someone responds a bit, um…enthusiastically to something I have to say. I don’t require kid gloves, but I do appreciate the sentiment. ;)

    Cherry – How am I supposed to have a rational conversation with an individual who essentially says, straight out, “the facts don’t matter to me – I’m going base my opinions off emotion and the frequency of articles posted on a site dedicated to true crime”? Look, if you don’t care about the facts, that’s fine. You may as well plug your ears and say “lalalalala”, though.

    And the whole “you don’t have children, so you couldn’t possibly understand”…If only I could collect money every time someone here has tried to use that against me around here. You’re right, I’m D’D’s favorite childless poster. But don’t let that fool you – I put in several years as the legal guardian of someone else’s kid. Believe it or not, no “reality checks”.

    A parent is absolutely responsible for their child’s safety. But if you feel that you need to physically with your child in order to ensure that, it speaks to paranoia, in my opinion. Again, if D’D posted a rash of stories about children being abducted from their bedrooms, would you insist on them sleeping with you going forward? Just how much supervision is REASONABLE? People may think life experience is trumped by safety, but the truth is, common ground can be found and should be, because life experience is vital.

    Also, your comment about the economics in Seattle simply verifies to me that fact may not be your strongsuit. In recent months, Seattle placed 7th on Forbes’ list of Best Cities for Young Professionals and, as recently as this last week, placed 20th on Forbes’ list for Best Places for Business and Careers. I doubt those slots are awarded to cities with struggling economies, but hey, what do I know?

  • Athena

    Sherrz – No need for an apology, ma. I understand that my view points are often unpopular and take no offense when someone responds a bit, um…enthusiastically to something I have to say. I don’t require kid gloves, but I do appreciate the sentiment. ;)

    Cherry – How am I supposed to have a rational conversation with an individual who essentially says, straight out, “the facts don’t matter to me – I’m going base my opinions off emotion and the frequency of articles posted on a site dedicated to true crime”? Look, if you don’t care about the facts, that’s fine. You may as well plug your ears and say “lalalalala”, though.

    And the whole “you don’t have children, so you couldn’t possibly understand”…If only I could collect money every time someone here has tried to use that against me around here. You’re right, I’m D’D’s favorite childless poster. But don’t let that fool you – I put in several years as the legal guardian of someone else’s kid. Believe it or not, no “reality checks”.

    A parent is absolutely responsible for their child’s safety. But if you feel that you need to physically with your child in order to ensure that, it speaks to paranoia, in my opinion. Again, if D’D posted a rash of stories about children being abducted from their bedrooms, would you insist on them sleeping with you going forward? Just how much supervision is REASONABLE? People may think life experience is trumped by safety, but the truth is, common ground can be found and should be, because life experience is vital.

    Also, your comment about the economics in Seattle simply verifies to me that fact may not be your strongsuit. In recent months, Seattle placed 7th on Forbes’ list of Best Cities for Young Professionals and, as recently as this last week, placed 20th on Forbes’ list for Best Places for Business and Careers. I doubt those slots are awarded to cities with struggling economies, but hey, what do I know?

  • Athena

    Sherrz – No need for an apology, ma. I understand that my view points are often unpopular and take no offense when someone responds a bit, um…enthusiastically to something I have to say. I don’t require kid gloves, but I do appreciate the sentiment. ;)

    Cherry – How am I supposed to have a rational conversation with an individual who essentially says, straight out, “the facts don’t matter to me – I’m going base my opinions off emotion and the frequency of articles posted on a site dedicated to true crime”? Look, if you don’t care about the facts, that’s fine. You may as well plug your ears and say “lalalalala”, though.

    And the whole “you don’t have children, so you couldn’t possibly understand”…If only I could collect money every time someone here has tried to use that against me around here. You’re right, I’m D’D’s favorite childless poster. But don’t let that fool you – I put in several years as the legal guardian of someone else’s kid. Believe it or not, no “reality checks”.

    A parent is absolutely responsible for their child’s safety. But if you feel that you need to physically with your child in order to ensure that, it speaks to paranoia, in my opinion. Again, if D’D posted a rash of stories about children being abducted from their bedrooms, would you insist on them sleeping with you going forward? Just how much supervision is REASONABLE? People may think life experience is trumped by safety, but the truth is, common ground can be found and should be, because life experience is vital.

    Also, your comment about the economics in Seattle simply verifies to me that fact may not be your strongsuit. In recent months, Seattle placed 7th on Forbes’ list of Best Cities for Young Professionals and, as recently as this last week, placed 20th on Forbes’ list for Best Places for Business and Careers. I doubt those slots are awarded to cities with struggling economies, but hey, what do I know?

  • Athena

    Sherrz – No need for an apology, ma. I understand that my view points are often unpopular and take no offense when someone responds a bit, um…enthusiastically to something I have to say. I don’t require kid gloves, but I do appreciate the sentiment. ;)

    Cherry – How am I supposed to have a rational conversation with an individual who essentially says, straight out, “the facts don’t matter to me – I’m going base my opinions off emotion and the frequency of articles posted on a site dedicated to true crime”? Look, if you don’t care about the facts, that’s fine. You may as well plug your ears and say “lalalalala”, though.

    And the whole “you don’t have children, so you couldn’t possibly understand”…If only I could collect money every time someone here has tried to use that against me around here. You’re right, I’m D’D’s favorite childless poster. But don’t let that fool you – I put in several years as the legal guardian of someone else’s kid. Believe it or not, no “reality checks”.

    A parent is absolutely responsible for their child’s safety. But if you feel that you need to physically with your child in order to ensure that, it speaks to paranoia, in my opinion. Again, if D’D posted a rash of stories about children being abducted from their bedrooms, would you insist on them sleeping with you going forward? Just how much supervision is REASONABLE? People may think life experience is trumped by safety, but the truth is, common ground can be found and should be, because life experience is vital.

    Also, your comment about the economics in Seattle simply verifies to me that fact may not be your strongsuit. In recent months, Seattle placed 7th on Forbes’ list of Best Cities for Young Professionals and, as recently as this last week, placed 20th on Forbes’ list for Best Places for Business and Careers. I doubt those slots are awarded to cities with struggling economies, but hey, what do I know?

  • Athena

    Sherrz – No need for an apology, ma. I understand that my view points are often unpopular and take no offense when someone responds a bit, um…enthusiastically to something I have to say. I don’t require kid gloves, but I do appreciate the sentiment. ;)

    Cherry – How am I supposed to have a rational conversation with an individual who essentially says, straight out, “the facts don’t matter to me – I’m going base my opinions off emotion and the frequency of articles posted on a site dedicated to true crime”? Look, if you don’t care about the facts, that’s fine. You may as well plug your ears and say “lalalalala”, though.

    And the whole “you don’t have children, so you couldn’t possibly understand”…If only I could collect money every time someone here has tried to use that against me around here. You’re right, I’m D’D’s favorite childless poster. But don’t let that fool you – I put in several years as the legal guardian of someone else’s kid. Believe it or not, no “reality checks”.

    A parent is absolutely responsible for their child’s safety. But if you feel that you need to physically with your child in order to ensure that, it speaks to paranoia, in my opinion. Again, if D’D posted a rash of stories about children being abducted from their bedrooms, would you insist on them sleeping with you going forward? Just how much supervision is REASONABLE? People may think life experience is trumped by safety, but the truth is, common ground can be found and should be, because life experience is vital.

    Also, your comment about the economics in Seattle simply verifies to me that fact may not be your strongsuit. In recent months, Seattle placed 7th on Forbes’ list of Best Cities for Young Professionals and, as recently as this last week, placed 20th on Forbes’ list for Best Places for Business and Careers. I doubt those slots are awarded to cities with struggling economies, but hey, what do I know?

  • Athena

    Sherrz – No need for an apology, ma. I understand that my view points are often unpopular and take no offense when someone responds a bit, um…enthusiastically to something I have to say. I don’t require kid gloves, but I do appreciate the sentiment. ;)

    Cherry – How am I supposed to have a rational conversation with an individual who essentially says, straight out, “the facts don’t matter to me – I’m going base my opinions off emotion and the frequency of articles posted on a site dedicated to true crime”? Look, if you don’t care about the facts, that’s fine. You may as well plug your ears and say “lalalalala”, though.

    And the whole “you don’t have children, so you couldn’t possibly understand”…If only I could collect money every time someone here has tried to use that against me around here. You’re right, I’m D’D’s favorite childless poster. But don’t let that fool you – I put in several years as the legal guardian of someone else’s kid. Believe it or not, no “reality checks”.

    A parent is absolutely responsible for their child’s safety. But if you feel that you need to physically with your child in order to ensure that, it speaks to paranoia, in my opinion. Again, if D’D posted a rash of stories about children being abducted from their bedrooms, would you insist on them sleeping with you going forward? Just how much supervision is REASONABLE? People may think life experience is trumped by safety, but the truth is, common ground can be found and should be, because life experience is vital.

    Also, your comment about the economics in Seattle simply verifies to me that fact may not be your strongsuit. In recent months, Seattle placed 7th on Forbes’ list of Best Cities for Young Professionals and, as recently as this last week, placed 20th on Forbes’ list for Best Places for Business and Careers. I doubt those slots are awarded to cities with struggling economies, but hey, what do I know?

  • Athena

    Sherrz – No need for an apology, ma. I understand that my view points are often unpopular and take no offense when someone responds a bit, um…enthusiastically to something I have to say. I don’t require kid gloves, but I do appreciate the sentiment. ;)

    Cherry – How am I supposed to have a rational conversation with an individual who essentially says, straight out, “the facts don’t matter to me – I’m going base my opinions off emotion and the frequency of articles posted on a site dedicated to true crime”? Look, if you don’t care about the facts, that’s fine. You may as well plug your ears and say “lalalalala”, though.

    And the whole “you don’t have children, so you couldn’t possibly understand”…If only I could collect money every time someone here has tried to use that against me around here. You’re right, I’m D’D’s favorite childless poster. But don’t let that fool you – I put in several years as the legal guardian of someone else’s kid. Believe it or not, no “reality checks”.

    A parent is absolutely responsible for their child’s safety. But if you feel that you need to physically with your child in order to ensure that, it speaks to paranoia, in my opinion. Again, if D’D posted a rash of stories about children being abducted from their bedrooms, would you insist on them sleeping with you going forward? Just how much supervision is REASONABLE? People may think life experience is trumped by safety, but the truth is, common ground can be found and should be, because life experience is vital.

    Also, your comment about the economics in Seattle simply verifies to me that fact may not be your strongsuit. In recent months, Seattle placed 7th on Forbes’ list of Best Cities for Young Professionals and, as recently as this last week, placed 20th on Forbes’ list for Best Places for Business and Careers. I doubt those slots are awarded to cities with struggling economies, but hey, what do I know?

  • Athena

    Sherrz – No need for an apology, ma. I understand that my view points are often unpopular and take no offense when someone responds a bit, um…enthusiastically to something I have to say. I don’t require kid gloves, but I do appreciate the sentiment. ;)

    Cherry – How am I supposed to have a rational conversation with an individual who essentially says, straight out, “the facts don’t matter to me – I’m going base my opinions off emotion and the frequency of articles posted on a site dedicated to true crime”? Look, if you don’t care about the facts, that’s fine. You may as well plug your ears and say “lalalalala”, though.

    And the whole “you don’t have children, so you couldn’t possibly understand”…If only I could collect money every time someone here has tried to use that against me around here. You’re right, I’m D’D’s favorite childless poster. But don’t let that fool you – I put in several years as the legal guardian of someone else’s kid. Believe it or not, no “reality checks”.

    A parent is absolutely responsible for their child’s safety. But if you feel that you need to physically with your child in order to ensure that, it speaks to paranoia, in my opinion. Again, if D’D posted a rash of stories about children being abducted from their bedrooms, would you insist on them sleeping with you going forward? Just how much supervision is REASONABLE? People may think life experience is trumped by safety, but the truth is, common ground can be found and should be, because life experience is vital.

    Also, your comment about the economics in Seattle simply verifies to me that fact may not be your strongsuit. In recent months, Seattle placed 7th on Forbes’ list of Best Cities for Young Professionals and, as recently as this last week, placed 20th on Forbes’ list for Best Places for Business and Careers. I doubt those slots are awarded to cities with struggling economies, but hey, what do I know?

  • Athena

    Sherrz – No need for an apology, ma. I understand that my view points are often unpopular and take no offense when someone responds a bit, um…enthusiastically to something I have to say. I don’t require kid gloves, but I do appreciate the sentiment. ;)

    Cherry – How am I supposed to have a rational conversation with an individual who essentially says, straight out, “the facts don’t matter to me – I’m going base my opinions off emotion and the frequency of articles posted on a site dedicated to true crime”? Look, if you don’t care about the facts, that’s fine. You may as well plug your ears and say “lalalalala”, though.

    And the whole “you don’t have children, so you couldn’t possibly understand”…If only I could collect money every time someone here has tried to use that against me around here. You’re right, I’m D’D’s favorite childless poster. But don’t let that fool you – I put in several years as the legal guardian of someone else’s kid. Believe it or not, no “reality checks”.

    A parent is absolutely responsible for their child’s safety. But if you feel that you need to physically with your child in order to ensure that, it speaks to paranoia, in my opinion. Again, if D’D posted a rash of stories about children being abducted from their bedrooms, would you insist on them sleeping with you going forward? Just how much supervision is REASONABLE? People may think life experience is trumped by safety, but the truth is, common ground can be found and should be, because life experience is vital.

    Also, your comment about the economics in Seattle simply verifies to me that fact may not be your strongsuit. In recent months, Seattle placed 7th on Forbes’ list of Best Cities for Young Professionals and, as recently as this last week, placed 20th on Forbes’ list for Best Places for Business and Careers. I doubt those slots are awarded to cities with struggling economies, but hey, what do I know?

  • Athena

    Sherrz – No need for an apology, ma. I understand that my view points are often unpopular and take no offense when someone responds a bit, um…enthusiastically to something I have to say. I don’t require kid gloves, but I do appreciate the sentiment. ;)

    Cherry – How am I supposed to have a rational conversation with an individual who essentially says, straight out, “the facts don’t matter to me – I’m going base my opinions off emotion and the frequency of articles posted on a site dedicated to true crime”? Look, if you don’t care about the facts, that’s fine. You may as well plug your ears and say “lalalalala”, though.

    And the whole “you don’t have children, so you couldn’t possibly understand”…If only I could collect money every time someone here has tried to use that against me around here. You’re right, I’m D’D’s favorite childless poster. But don’t let that fool you – I put in several years as the legal guardian of someone else’s kid. Believe it or not, no “reality checks”.

    A parent is absolutely responsible for their child’s safety. But if you feel that you need to physically with your child in order to ensure that, it speaks to paranoia, in my opinion. Again, if D’D posted a rash of stories about children being abducted from their bedrooms, would you insist on them sleeping with you going forward? Just how much supervision is REASONABLE? People may think life experience is trumped by safety, but the truth is, common ground can be found and should be, because life experience is vital.

    Also, your comment about the economics in Seattle simply verifies to me that fact may not be your strongsuit. In recent months, Seattle placed 7th on Forbes’ list of Best Cities for Young Professionals and, as recently as this last week, placed 20th on Forbes’ list for Best Places for Business and Careers. I doubt those slots are awarded to cities with struggling economies, but hey, what do I know?

  • Athena

    Sherrz – No need for an apology, ma. I understand that my view points are often unpopular and take no offense when someone responds a bit, um…enthusiastically to something I have to say. I don’t require kid gloves, but I do appreciate the sentiment. ;)

    Cherry – How am I supposed to have a rational conversation with an individual who essentially says, straight out, “the facts don’t matter to me – I’m going base my opinions off emotion and the frequency of articles posted on a site dedicated to true crime”? Look, if you don’t care about the facts, that’s fine. You may as well plug your ears and say “lalalalala”, though.

    And the whole “you don’t have children, so you couldn’t possibly understand”…If only I could collect money every time someone here has tried to use that against me around here. You’re right, I’m D’D’s favorite childless poster. But don’t let that fool you – I put in several years as the legal guardian of someone else’s kid. Believe it or not, no “reality checks”.

    A parent is absolutely responsible for their child’s safety. But if you feel that you need to physically with your child in order to ensure that, it speaks to paranoia, in my opinion. Again, if D’D posted a rash of stories about children being abducted from their bedrooms, would you insist on them sleeping with you going forward? Just how much supervision is REASONABLE? People may think life experience is trumped by safety, but the truth is, common ground can be found and should be, because life experience is vital.

    Also, your comment about the economics in Seattle simply verifies to me that fact may not be your strongsuit. In recent months, Seattle placed 7th on Forbes’ list of Best Cities for Young Professionals and, as recently as this last week, placed 20th on Forbes’ list for Best Places for Business and Careers. I doubt those slots are awarded to cities with struggling economies, but hey, what do I know?

  • cld79

    I can see both sides to this issue. While I am not going to allow my 7 year old out alone anytime soon, I do see how parents can get carried away with unreasonable fears. My Mother had plenty of them and they carried on to me. I could see myself sleeping with the kids if there was a rash of child abductions. Not healthy.

    Fact is you are more likely to be hurt by someone you know and trust than by a total stranger. So the person who “could” hurt your child might be someone that you allow to be alone with. Seems even with this case, this man was known by the child. Maybe, he can considered a “safe” to the child and family?
    What it all comes down to is you just never know. Our lives are not predetermined we can only prepare ourselves for what “might” happen, not what will. So just when you think everything is safe and planned, you get thrown a curve ball.

    Oh and BTW, I am purrreetty freakin’ pissed that I never got a welcome.

  • cld79

    I can see both sides to this issue. While I am not going to allow my 7 year old out alone anytime soon, I do see how parents can get carried away with unreasonable fears. My Mother had plenty of them and they carried on to me. I could see myself sleeping with the kids if there was a rash of child abductions. Not healthy.

    Fact is you are more likely to be hurt by someone you know and trust than by a total stranger. So the person who “could” hurt your child might be someone that you allow to be alone with. Seems even with this case, this man was known by the child. Maybe, he can considered a “safe” to the child and family?
    What it all comes down to is you just never know. Our lives are not predetermined we can only prepare ourselves for what “might” happen, not what will. So just when you think everything is safe and planned, you get thrown a curve ball.

    Oh and BTW, I am purrreetty freakin’ pissed that I never got a welcome.

  • cld79

    I can see both sides to this issue. While I am not going to allow my 7 year old out alone anytime soon, I do see how parents can get carried away with unreasonable fears. My Mother had plenty of them and they carried on to me. I could see myself sleeping with the kids if there was a rash of child abductions. Not healthy.

    Fact is you are more likely to be hurt by someone you know and trust than by a total stranger. So the person who “could” hurt your child might be someone that you allow to be alone with. Seems even with this case, this man was known by the child. Maybe, he can considered a “safe” to the child and family?
    What it all comes down to is you just never know. Our lives are not predetermined we can only prepare ourselves for what “might” happen, not what will. So just when you think everything is safe and planned, you get thrown a curve ball.

    Oh and BTW, I am purrreetty freakin’ pissed that I never got a welcome.

  • cld79

    I can see both sides to this issue. While I am not going to allow my 7 year old out alone anytime soon, I do see how parents can get carried away with unreasonable fears. My Mother had plenty of them and they carried on to me. I could see myself sleeping with the kids if there was a rash of child abductions. Not healthy.

    Fact is you are more likely to be hurt by someone you know and trust than by a total stranger. So the person who “could” hurt your child might be someone that you allow to be alone with. Seems even with this case, this man was known by the child. Maybe, he can considered a “safe” to the child and family?
    What it all comes down to is you just never know. Our lives are not predetermined we can only prepare ourselves for what “might” happen, not what will. So just when you think everything is safe and planned, you get thrown a curve ball.

    Oh and BTW, I am purrreetty freakin’ pissed that I never got a welcome.

  • cld79

    I can see both sides to this issue. While I am not going to allow my 7 year old out alone anytime soon, I do see how parents can get carried away with unreasonable fears. My Mother had plenty of them and they carried on to me. I could see myself sleeping with the kids if there was a rash of child abductions. Not healthy.

    Fact is you are more likely to be hurt by someone you know and trust than by a total stranger. So the person who “could” hurt your child might be someone that you allow to be alone with. Seems even with this case, this man was known by the child. Maybe, he can considered a “safe” to the child and family?
    What it all comes down to is you just never know. Our lives are not predetermined we can only prepare ourselves for what “might” happen, not what will. So just when you think everything is safe and planned, you get thrown a curve ball.

    Oh and BTW, I am purrreetty freakin’ pissed that I never got a welcome.

  • cld79

    I can see both sides to this issue. While I am not going to allow my 7 year old out alone anytime soon, I do see how parents can get carried away with unreasonable fears. My Mother had plenty of them and they carried on to me. I could see myself sleeping with the kids if there was a rash of child abductions. Not healthy.

    Fact is you are more likely to be hurt by someone you know and trust than by a total stranger. So the person who “could” hurt your child might be someone that you allow to be alone with. Seems even with this case, this man was known by the child. Maybe, he can considered a “safe” to the child and family?
    What it all comes down to is you just never know. Our lives are not predetermined we can only prepare ourselves for what “might” happen, not what will. So just when you think everything is safe and planned, you get thrown a curve ball.

    Oh and BTW, I am purrreetty freakin’ pissed that I never got a welcome.

  • cld79

    I can see both sides to this issue. While I am not going to allow my 7 year old out alone anytime soon, I do see how parents can get carried away with unreasonable fears. My Mother had plenty of them and they carried on to me. I could see myself sleeping with the kids if there was a rash of child abductions. Not healthy.

    Fact is you are more likely to be hurt by someone you know and trust than by a total stranger. So the person who “could” hurt your child might be someone that you allow to be alone with. Seems even with this case, this man was known by the child. Maybe, he can considered a “safe” to the child and family?
    What it all comes down to is you just never know. Our lives are not predetermined we can only prepare ourselves for what “might” happen, not what will. So just when you think everything is safe and planned, you get thrown a curve ball.

    Oh and BTW, I am purrreetty freakin’ pissed that I never got a welcome.

  • cld79

    I can see both sides to this issue. While I am not going to allow my 7 year old out alone anytime soon, I do see how parents can get carried away with unreasonable fears. My Mother had plenty of them and they carried on to me. I could see myself sleeping with the kids if there was a rash of child abductions. Not healthy.

    Fact is you are more likely to be hurt by someone you know and trust than by a total stranger. So the person who “could” hurt your child might be someone that you allow to be alone with. Seems even with this case, this man was known by the child. Maybe, he can considered a “safe” to the child and family?
    What it all comes down to is you just never know. Our lives are not predetermined we can only prepare ourselves for what “might” happen, not what will. So just when you think everything is safe and planned, you get thrown a curve ball.

    Oh and BTW, I am purrreetty freakin’ pissed that I never got a welcome.

  • cld79

    I can see both sides to this issue. While I am not going to allow my 7 year old out alone anytime soon, I do see how parents can get carried away with unreasonable fears. My Mother had plenty of them and they carried on to me. I could see myself sleeping with the kids if there was a rash of child abductions. Not healthy.

    Fact is you are more likely to be hurt by someone you know and trust than by a total stranger. So the person who “could” hurt your child might be someone that you allow to be alone with. Seems even with this case, this man was known by the child. Maybe, he can considered a “safe” to the child and family?
    What it all comes down to is you just never know. Our lives are not predetermined we can only prepare ourselves for what “might” happen, not what will. So just when you think everything is safe and planned, you get thrown a curve ball.

    Oh and BTW, I am purrreetty freakin’ pissed that I never got a welcome.

  • cld79

    I can see both sides to this issue. While I am not going to allow my 7 year old out alone anytime soon, I do see how parents can get carried away with unreasonable fears. My Mother had plenty of them and they carried on to me. I could see myself sleeping with the kids if there was a rash of child abductions. Not healthy.

    Fact is you are more likely to be hurt by someone you know and trust than by a total stranger. So the person who “could” hurt your child might be someone that you allow to be alone with. Seems even with this case, this man was known by the child. Maybe, he can considered a “safe” to the child and family?
    What it all comes down to is you just never know. Our lives are not predetermined we can only prepare ourselves for what “might” happen, not what will. So just when you think everything is safe and planned, you get thrown a curve ball.

    Oh and BTW, I am purrreetty freakin’ pissed that I never got a welcome.

  • cld79

    I can see both sides to this issue. While I am not going to allow my 7 year old out alone anytime soon, I do see how parents can get carried away with unreasonable fears. My Mother had plenty of them and they carried on to me. I could see myself sleeping with the kids if there was a rash of child abductions. Not healthy.

    Fact is you are more likely to be hurt by someone you know and trust than by a total stranger. So the person who “could” hurt your child might be someone that you allow to be alone with. Seems even with this case, this man was known by the child. Maybe, he can considered a “safe” to the child and family?
    What it all comes down to is you just never know. Our lives are not predetermined we can only prepare ourselves for what “might” happen, not what will. So just when you think everything is safe and planned, you get thrown a curve ball.

    Oh and BTW, I am purrreetty freakin’ pissed that I never got a welcome.

  • cld79

    I can see both sides to this issue. While I am not going to allow my 7 year old out alone anytime soon, I do see how parents can get carried away with unreasonable fears. My Mother had plenty of them and they carried on to me. I could see myself sleeping with the kids if there was a rash of child abductions. Not healthy.

    Fact is you are more likely to be hurt by someone you know and trust than by a total stranger. So the person who “could” hurt your child might be someone that you allow to be alone with. Seems even with this case, this man was known by the child. Maybe, he can considered a “safe” to the child and family?
    What it all comes down to is you just never know. Our lives are not predetermined we can only prepare ourselves for what “might” happen, not what will. So just when you think everything is safe and planned, you get thrown a curve ball.

    Oh and BTW, I am purrreetty freakin’ pissed that I never got a welcome.

  • cld79

    I can see both sides to this issue. While I am not going to allow my 7 year old out alone anytime soon, I do see how parents can get carried away with unreasonable fears. My Mother had plenty of them and they carried on to me. I could see myself sleeping with the kids if there was a rash of child abductions. Not healthy.

    Fact is you are more likely to be hurt by someone you know and trust than by a total stranger. So the person who “could” hurt your child might be someone that you allow to be alone with. Seems even with this case, this man was known by the child. Maybe, he can considered a “safe” to the child and family?
    What it all comes down to is you just never know. Our lives are not predetermined we can only prepare ourselves for what “might” happen, not what will. So just when you think everything is safe and planned, you get thrown a curve ball.

    Oh and BTW, I am purrreetty freakin’ pissed that I never got a welcome.

  • cld79

    I can see both sides to this issue. While I am not going to allow my 7 year old out alone anytime soon, I do see how parents can get carried away with unreasonable fears. My Mother had plenty of them and they carried on to me. I could see myself sleeping with the kids if there was a rash of child abductions. Not healthy.

    Fact is you are more likely to be hurt by someone you know and trust than by a total stranger. So the person who “could” hurt your child might be someone that you allow to be alone with. Seems even with this case, this man was known by the child. Maybe, he can considered a “safe” to the child and family?
    What it all comes down to is you just never know. Our lives are not predetermined we can only prepare ourselves for what “might” happen, not what will. So just when you think everything is safe and planned, you get thrown a curve ball.

    Oh and BTW, I am purrreetty freakin’ pissed that I never got a welcome.

  • cld79

    I can see both sides to this issue. While I am not going to allow my 7 year old out alone anytime soon, I do see how parents can get carried away with unreasonable fears. My Mother had plenty of them and they carried on to me. I could see myself sleeping with the kids if there was a rash of child abductions. Not healthy.

    Fact is you are more likely to be hurt by someone you know and trust than by a total stranger. So the person who “could” hurt your child might be someone that you allow to be alone with. Seems even with this case, this man was known by the child. Maybe, he can considered a “safe” to the child and family?
    What it all comes down to is you just never know. Our lives are not predetermined we can only prepare ourselves for what “might” happen, not what will. So just when you think everything is safe and planned, you get thrown a curve ball.

    Oh and BTW, I am purrreetty freakin’ pissed that I never got a welcome.

  • cld79

    I can see both sides to this issue. While I am not going to allow my 7 year old out alone anytime soon, I do see how parents can get carried away with unreasonable fears. My Mother had plenty of them and they carried on to me. I could see myself sleeping with the kids if there was a rash of child abductions. Not healthy.

    Fact is you are more likely to be hurt by someone you know and trust than by a total stranger. So the person who “could” hurt your child might be someone that you allow to be alone with. Seems even with this case, this man was known by the child. Maybe, he can considered a “safe” to the child and family?
    What it all comes down to is you just never know. Our lives are not predetermined we can only prepare ourselves for what “might” happen, not what will. So just when you think everything is safe and planned, you get thrown a curve ball.

    Oh and BTW, I am purrreetty freakin’ pissed that I never got a welcome.

  • cld79

    I can see both sides to this issue. While I am not going to allow my 7 year old out alone anytime soon, I do see how parents can get carried away with unreasonable fears. My Mother had plenty of them and they carried on to me. I could see myself sleeping with the kids if there was a rash of child abductions. Not healthy.

    Fact is you are more likely to be hurt by someone you know and trust than by a total stranger. So the person who “could” hurt your child might be someone that you allow to be alone with. Seems even with this case, this man was known by the child. Maybe, he can considered a “safe” to the child and family?
    What it all comes down to is you just never know. Our lives are not predetermined we can only prepare ourselves for what “might” happen, not what will. So just when you think everything is safe and planned, you get thrown a curve ball.

    Oh and BTW, I am purrreetty freakin’ pissed that I never got a welcome.

  • cld79

    I can see both sides to this issue. While I am not going to allow my 7 year old out alone anytime soon, I do see how parents can get carried away with unreasonable fears. My Mother had plenty of them and they carried on to me. I could see myself sleeping with the kids if there was a rash of child abductions. Not healthy.

    Fact is you are more likely to be hurt by someone you know and trust than by a total stranger. So the person who “could” hurt your child might be someone that you allow to be alone with. Seems even with this case, this man was known by the child. Maybe, he can considered a “safe” to the child and family?
    What it all comes down to is you just never know. Our lives are not predetermined we can only prepare ourselves for what “might” happen, not what will. So just when you think everything is safe and planned, you get thrown a curve ball.

    Oh and BTW, I am purrreetty freakin’ pissed that I never got a welcome.

  • cld79

    I can see both sides to this issue. While I am not going to allow my 7 year old out alone anytime soon, I do see how parents can get carried away with unreasonable fears. My Mother had plenty of them and they carried on to me. I could see myself sleeping with the kids if there was a rash of child abductions. Not healthy.

    Fact is you are more likely to be hurt by someone you know and trust than by a total stranger. So the person who “could” hurt your child might be someone that you allow to be alone with. Seems even with this case, this man was known by the child. Maybe, he can considered a “safe” to the child and family?
    What it all comes down to is you just never know. Our lives are not predetermined we can only prepare ourselves for what “might” happen, not what will. So just when you think everything is safe and planned, you get thrown a curve ball.

    Oh and BTW, I am purrreetty freakin’ pissed that I never got a welcome.

  • cld79

    I can see both sides to this issue. While I am not going to allow my 7 year old out alone anytime soon, I do see how parents can get carried away with unreasonable fears. My Mother had plenty of them and they carried on to me. I could see myself sleeping with the kids if there was a rash of child abductions. Not healthy.

    Fact is you are more likely to be hurt by someone you know and trust than by a total stranger. So the person who “could” hurt your child might be someone that you allow to be alone with. Seems even with this case, this man was known by the child. Maybe, he can considered a “safe” to the child and family?
    What it all comes down to is you just never know. Our lives are not predetermined we can only prepare ourselves for what “might” happen, not what will. So just when you think everything is safe and planned, you get thrown a curve ball.

    Oh and BTW, I am purrreetty freakin’ pissed that I never got a welcome.

  • cld79

    I can see both sides to this issue. While I am not going to allow my 7 year old out alone anytime soon, I do see how parents can get carried away with unreasonable fears. My Mother had plenty of them and they carried on to me. I could see myself sleeping with the kids if there was a rash of child abductions. Not healthy.

    Fact is you are more likely to be hurt by someone you know and trust than by a total stranger. So the person who “could” hurt your child might be someone that you allow to be alone with. Seems even with this case, this man was known by the child. Maybe, he can considered a “safe” to the child and family?
    What it all comes down to is you just never know. Our lives are not predetermined we can only prepare ourselves for what “might” happen, not what will. So just when you think everything is safe and planned, you get thrown a curve ball.

    Oh and BTW, I am purrreetty freakin’ pissed that I never got a welcome.

  • cld79

    I can see both sides to this issue. While I am not going to allow my 7 year old out alone anytime soon, I do see how parents can get carried away with unreasonable fears. My Mother had plenty of them and they carried on to me. I could see myself sleeping with the kids if there was a rash of child abductions. Not healthy.

    Fact is you are more likely to be hurt by someone you know and trust than by a total stranger. So the person who “could” hurt your child might be someone that you allow to be alone with. Seems even with this case, this man was known by the child. Maybe, he can considered a “safe” to the child and family?
    What it all comes down to is you just never know. Our lives are not predetermined we can only prepare ourselves for what “might” happen, not what will. So just when you think everything is safe and planned, you get thrown a curve ball.

    Oh and BTW, I am purrreetty freakin’ pissed that I never got a welcome.

  • Angel

    Oh and BTW, I am purrreetty freakin’ pissed that I never got a welcome.

    WELCOME! WELCOME! WELCOME! Sorry about the oversight. :-)

  • Angel

    Oh and BTW, I am purrreetty freakin’ pissed that I never got a welcome.

    WELCOME! WELCOME! WELCOME! Sorry about the oversight. :-)

  • Angel

    Oh and BTW, I am purrreetty freakin’ pissed that I never got a welcome.

    WELCOME! WELCOME! WELCOME! Sorry about the oversight. :-)

  • Angel

    Oh and BTW, I am purrreetty freakin’ pissed that I never got a welcome.

    WELCOME! WELCOME! WELCOME! Sorry about the oversight. :-)

  • Angel

    Oh and BTW, I am purrreetty freakin’ pissed that I never got a welcome.

    WELCOME! WELCOME! WELCOME! Sorry about the oversight. :-)

  • Angel

    Oh and BTW, I am purrreetty freakin’ pissed that I never got a welcome.

    WELCOME! WELCOME! WELCOME! Sorry about the oversight. :-)

  • Angel

    Oh and BTW, I am purrreetty freakin’ pissed that I never got a welcome.

    WELCOME! WELCOME! WELCOME! Sorry about the oversight. :-)

  • Angel

    Oh and BTW, I am purrreetty freakin’ pissed that I never got a welcome.

    WELCOME! WELCOME! WELCOME! Sorry about the oversight. :-)

  • Angel

    Oh and BTW, I am purrreetty freakin’ pissed that I never got a welcome.

    WELCOME! WELCOME! WELCOME! Sorry about the oversight. :-)

  • Angel

    Oh and BTW, I am purrreetty freakin’ pissed that I never got a welcome.

    WELCOME! WELCOME! WELCOME! Sorry about the oversight. :-)

  • Angel

    Oh and BTW, I am purrreetty freakinâ