It sickens me that in the midst of winter holidays, we are reading about a 3-year-old boy beaten to death, and his mother’s boyfriend has been charged with the crime (12/30, Local, “Charges in boy’s death; Cass County prosecutor says Javier R. Barker caused 3-year-old Dillon Bahorski’s death by hitting, kicking him”).
I am registered nurse and hold a degree in sociology. However, I’m at a loss as to why these horrible crimes continue in America. It’s hard to believe this child’s mother had no clue her boyfriend might be violent or that she had no one else to watch her children. If she had no options, our government is tragically failing the millions of children being raised by single parents.
We spend so much time, money and energy trying to correct “wrongs” in other countries. Maybe it’s time for us to look in our own backyard. We have “Amber” alerts. How about “Dillon” alerts? Maybe we could have saved this little boy.