No Punishment Will Be Severe Enough
I found this on Trisha's fancy sideblog. It made me so sick that I thought I was going to pass out. I didn't want to see it--I didn't want to believe. This article evoked such a strong response in me that I felt I should force all of you to read it too.
Here's an excerpt:
"Mark R. Downs Jr., 27, of Dunbar, is accused of offering one of his players the money to hit the boy in the head with a baseball, police said. Witnesses told police Downs didn't want the boy to play in the game because of his disability."
It doesn't surprise me--not one bit. My husband tried to be a pitching coach for a little-league team once. The parents' behaviors disgusted him so badly that he left one day and never returned.
We can try to cure mental illness, cancer, and AIDS, but we will never be able to cure pure ignorance and cruelty.