Single moms, boyfriends and dead kids:
This newspaper is never lacking for stomach-turning, gut-churning, heartbreaking crime stories. But none flips my outrage switch faster than a report about some mother’s boyfriend abusing and killing her kid. Whom do you judge more harshly, the monster who tortures and batters a small child, or the mom who stupidly left her little one in the care of some cretin she just met? As a parent, I really don’t know. It’s never more than a few months until the next horror story is reported — in Southern Nevada or anywhere else.
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By the time you finish reading this, 15 children will have been abused; In the next five minutes, 30 more; Within the next hour, 360 more; And by tonight, close to 8,000+ children will have suffered from abuse, 5 of which will die. Child abuse has increased 134% since 1980 and is now considered a worldwide epidemic. The high jump in child abuse deaths and the shocking increase in statistics highlights the frightening lack of public knowledge.
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