Saturday, March 25, 2006

Suffer The Little Children

There is a special place in hell for certain people...

From the Syracuse Post Standard:

"Cortland police officers entered the house on Union Street looking for drugs. They found 5 ounces of marijuana, but they also found a scene far more gruesome than they expected, Cortland police Chief James Nichols said."

A place where they will be savaged for all eternity...

"Bags of garbage covered the floors of 6 Union St. Cockroaches scurried about, and soiled diapers littered the home. Upstairs, a 5-year-old boy suffering from Down syndrome lay in a bedroom unable to speak or stand, Nichols said. Lice covered his body, and he sat in diapers full of his own waste."

Where they can contemplate the terrible things they have done while being ravaged by fire...

"Police said the boy weighed 15 pounds, the average weight of a 31/2-month-old. A typical 5-year-old should weigh about 40 pounds, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention."

There comes times in a cop's career when he just has to shut it down, turn it all off.

"The police chief said it was one of the worst cases of child abuse his department has seen."

No emotions, no feelings, just a robot-like attention to duty and detail. Take photos, collect and bag the evidence, type the affidavits and write the reports.

"The officers were horrified," Nichols said Friday. "The doctors described the boy as dangerously malnourished and showing signs of starvation. If this neglect had continued, he could have died."

Because if you don't you're gonna kill some asshole.

Police also found an 11-year-old girl and 12-year-old boy in the home. Like their younger brother, Nichols said, both suffered from malnourishment and neglect.

And then there's those who just don't care...

"Christina Stevens, who lived next door in the same two-family house for several months last year, said the 5-year-old boy next door looked as though he were 10 to 12 months old. Stevens said she called Cortland County child protective services workers at least three times last year about the family."

And people wonder why cops drink...

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