Another kidnapping...

  1. Just as my little boy is getting to the age where he's wanting to do some things on his own (like using the men's bathroom instead of the women's in a stall beside me)... there's more kidnappings. Maybe I've just not been listening to the news over the past few years... but doesn't seem like it's happening quite a bit lately?


    http://www.msnbc.com/news/793424.asp?pne=msn&cp1=1
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  2. 25 Comments

  3. by   Love-A-Nurse
    it is enough to make you sick to your stomach. what is wrong?
  4. by   Robin61970
    Just yesterday my 7 yrar old little boy wanted to go outside at 12 noon when it was like 95 out and I told him no because it was too hot for me to be out(sorry not as easy in this heat for me,lol) and he argued with me about going out alone........flat out told him no....there are too many bad people and kidnappings. Last week a man tired to grab a 10 year old girl about 20 miles from where I live.....she fought, bit, and kicked while her friend ran screaming........she got away, but if she had been a 7 year old? Probably couldn't have gotten away........sad........as stated before though.....let anyone do anything to my kids and forget the cops.....let me have him.....they'd never find the body.....
  5. by   Cathy Wilson, RN
    There is no excuse for what has been going on, but until the "fad" to copycat these crimes passes, you all are doing the right thing to keep tabs on your children. That way, you will never have to say, "I wish I had."
    The world has too many weirdos and perverts, anymore. There was a time when wrong was wrong, no matter who did it. Then our society became much more liberal, and things that had been done only by a few oddballs in the past became more accepted. "Poor thing-he is just ill-can't control his urges." Only when people stand up for what is right and say ENOUGH OF THIS CRAP is anything going to change!
    You mothers of children, be sure to watch out not only for your child, but those of others, as well, who leave the welfare of their children up to others. Unfortunately, they will always be around.
  6. by   donmurray
    Two 10-year old girls abducted in the UK 10 days ago...Police are checking out some disturbed ground in a wood nearby tonight....hoping not to find what they expect to.
    Someone on TV tonight said the chance of a child being kidnapped were the same as for someone being struck by lightning. That may be so but it doen't reassure somehow.
  7. by   live4today
    Originally posted by Robin61970
    ........................let anyone do anything to my kids and forget the cops.....let me have him.....they'd never find the body.....
    RIGHT ON ROBIN!!! YOU'VE GOT COMPANY IN DOING IT TOO! TOUCH ONE OF MY KIDS OR GRANDKIDS AND YOU BETTER HOPE I NEVER LIVE TO FIND YOUR AZZ CAUSE YOU'LL BE TOASTED UP IN SMOKE BEFORE YOU EVEN GET TO HELL! :angryfire
  8. by   Robin61970
    Thats right cheerful......I would figure out a way.....although my hubby would definitely help so between the 2 of us no problem.....we do have a family cemetary,lol.....
  9. by   Cathy Wilson, RN
    Don, I've been following the story of the 2 girls on the BBC. I was hoping that they might be found alive.

    As regards lightning: usual there is thunder to warn one of a storm. What warns a child that a kidnapping is about to take place?

    I say, NO mercy or latitude of any kind to these kidnappers! Once enough of them are punished and made pariahs of, perhaps the wannabe imitators with similar sick minds might think again. We can only hope, and strongly make our voices heard that we expect nothing but prosecution to the fullest!
  10. by   CountrifiedRN
    Jessica was found!

    http://www.msnbc.com/news/793424.asp?pne=msn&cp1=1


    Missing L.A. girl
    found safe, police say

    WOMAN HELD AS POSSIBLE SUSPECT
    NBC affiliate KNBC-TV reported that Jessica walked into St. John's Well Child Clinic near the University of Southern California on Tuesday afternoon. She was barefoot and dirty, her hair had been cut short and jagged, and she was wearing different clothes from those she had on when she was last seen Sunday at Echo Park, about seven miles away.
    Jessica arrived with a woman who asked clinic workers to examine her child. The workers recognized Jessica from her photos and immediately called 911.
    Clinic workers asked Jessica if the woman was her mother and she said no, KNBC reported. The 30-year-old woman was detained but had not been charged Tuesday night, said Pomeroy, who said it had not yet been determined whether she was a suspect in the girl's disappearance.
    The Associated Press reported that crowds gathered at the Echo Park lake after hearing news that the girl had been found.



    They are still looking for the man who abducted her.

    And as I was reading this story, I noticed another kidnapping story. Makes me so mad!


    http://wire.ap.org/APnews/?SITE=NCFAY&FRONTID=HOME

    AUGUST 13, 22:56 ET
    Texas Infant Snatched From Van

    ABILENE, Texas (AP)-A woman snatched a month-old baby from a van in a store parking lot Tuesday and drove away as the child's horrified mother held on desperately to the getaway vehicle, police said.

    The mother was dragged more than 30 feet as the car sped away. She was later treated for cuts and bruises, police Sgt. Kim Vickers said.

    The mother had just placed her three children, including a 2- and a 6-year-old, into the family van and was returning a shopping cart to a storage area about 10 feet away.

    She then saw a woman take the infant girl from the van and place her into a car, Vickers said.

    ``The woman started screaming and trying to get the lady to stop,'' Vickers said.

    A man who saw what happened also tried to stop the car.

    Surveillance video captured the car circling the parking lot just before the abduction, Vickers said, but the kidnapping was out of the picture.

    Abilene is 170 miles west of Dallas.
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    I feel so sorry for the mother and her family. I can't imagine what they must be going through.
  11. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    I hear you Robin! My son is 7 also. And he's a little upset with me that he isn't getting as much time outside because it's too hot for me. He's just too precious to be that careless with.

    We were washing my car in the driveway the other day, close to the street so the water ran out & down the street. Along walks a man, telling me how he's the greatest hockey player in the world, just on his way to his friend's house, and offers my son (who is sitting on the porch) some candy. Right in front of me! What do you think he would have done had I not been there? I shudder to think. I'm absolutely sick to think about it.

    As he walked through my yard toward the porch, I had to physically come between him and my porch, and asked him to please step back to the sidewalk, or I would have to get my husband. Hubby wasn't really home, but his old van was in the driveway, so I figured it was a safe bluff.

    He stepped back to the sidewalk and continued to mutter things, but did not move from the spot in front of my house. I took my son by the arm and we went inside.

    It's a sad world when a 7 year old isn't safe on his front porch.

    Heather
  12. by   NurseAngie
    THIS is the topic that tugs at my heart. I never allow my sons (ages 7 & 10) to use the mens room without their dad. They have to use the ladies. I am sorry...but ever since the kid was killed in the bathroom while his aunt waited outside the door I decided I wasn't going to let them go where I couldn't go. I have gotten some strange looks, but oh damn well. These are my kids! We go everywhere TOGETHER.
    I am having a harder time with my 10 y/o, but I just tell him that I love him and I don't want anything to happen to him. He's cool about it.
    We're hoping to buy a house with a pool and I would rather have their friends to OUR home because I know it's safe and supervised. I worry about them going to friends homes because everyone here has guns it seems! (we live in a rural area and many people hunt.)
    I am glad to see I'm not the only parent concerned.

    ~Ang
  13. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Originally posted by NurseAngie
    THIS is the topic that tugs at my heart. I never allow my sons (ages 7 & 10) to use the mens room without their dad. They have to use the ladies. I am sorry...but ever since the kid was killed in the bathroom while his aunt waited outside the door I decided I wasn't going to let them go where I couldn't go. I have gotten some strange looks, but oh damn well.
    Same thing here Angie! I remember seeing the father of that child on a talk show. Watching him cry and telling about how "his baby died on a dirty bathroom floor" sent chills up my spine, as it's doing now.

    I liked it when we were still attached by an umbilical cord. Made things so much easier

    Heather
  14. by   dianah
    I don't even let my 11yo and 13yo go across the street to the park in our fairly safe neighborhood, without me. A few years ago a 12yo was abducted from his backyard (in our area), his body found a few weeks later. So I'm the mean mom who won't let go. Kids are bright but not strong enuf and lack the common sense and intuition, in my opinion, to handle certain situations. I don't even trust myself to intuit ALL situations (I want to help . . .) Maybe I don't give credit enuf, but I want them alive.

    My heart breaks for the woman whose one-month-old was abducted. Gotta go hug my sleeping kids.

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