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Re: Have you ever read something so distrubing.....

Yes, I actually cancelled my daily delivered newspaper after I read the horrific story about James Byrd and how he died.

 

I remember the first time I read about it, it was only a 2 or 3 sentence paragraph.  His name wasn't even mentioned.

 

I had to re-read it to make sure I wasn't imagining things.  I couldn't eat dinner that night, I remember that distinctly.

 

Then the story came out, larger, in detail accounts of how this man died.  I called my newspaper and cancelled.

 

I'm not ignorant to bad things happening.  But in his case and whatever happened to the little girl in Arizona, I don't think the public needs to know all the details.

 

Takes away the privacy and dignity of the victims, whether it's abuse, torture or murder.  I don't think the world needs to know how someone suffered -- through no fault of their own, at the hands of monsters.

 

Some things need to be left up to only a judge and jury hearing.  They say that trials are hard for victims to re-live the events, I imagine it would be hard that the whole world knowing what happened to you would be harder if not worse.

 

Just my gut feeling. MHO.

 

So out of respect to the little girl and the millions of little girls, boys, women and men, I don't need to know everything.....

 

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Re: Have you ever read something so distrubing.....

Anytime I see or read about animal or child abuse.  Animals and children are so innocent and rely on humans to take care of them.  I cannot fathom how anyone can abuse them. 

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Re: Have you ever read something so distrubing.....

I totally understand the o/p.  It's a reason I try to stay away from reading things like that.  I know that they happen, and I try to donate to organizations that help in these situations.

 

But the actual details bring me down and I feel so awful.  Sometimes it's a very wicked world out there.

 

In my view, the best thing to do is to help someone that you can help.  Spread goodness and love any way that you can.  You can't help that little girl right now, but you can help a little girl, an ill neighbor, or someone else in your community, or a suffering animal.

 

The more love we spread, the more it cycles around energetically and can overtake the evil.

 

That's my view, anyway.

 

If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.--Marcus Tullius Cicero
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Re: Have you ever read something so distrubing.....

Ok, so I googled the story. 

 

Yes, I definitely agree with the poster who said people like this deserve a bullet to the head.

 

There are no words in the English language (or any language) to describe this.

 

The horrible thing is, this type of thing goes on many times over in this country and around the world, unreported.

 

I can only pray that God looks down at these little souls and sends someone to discover them, the way that this little girl was discovered.

 

If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.--Marcus Tullius Cicero
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Re: Have you ever read something so distrubing.....

I've learned my lesson about reading the People Magazine page on Facebook before bedtime.  It's often some depressing story about murder, child abuse, or animal abuse.

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Re: Have you ever read something so distrubing.....

I feel the same way chickenbutt.  I can't watch those commercials on TV that show abused animals. Have to turn the channel.  It gets me right down to my soul.  I love dogs. 

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Re: Have you ever read something so distrubing.....

animals and children.  cannot stand it and either don't read it or leave the room if it's on tv.  it's that old saying ignorance is bliss.  i know it's out there, but i am not one that needs to hear the details and see pictures.

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Re: Have you ever read something so distrubing.....


@Lucky Charm wrote:

Yes, I actually cancelled my daily delivered newspaper after I read the horrific story about James Byrd and how he died.

 

I remember the first time I read about it, it was only a 2 or 3 sentence paragraph.  His name wasn't even mentioned.

 

I had to re-read it to make sure I wasn't imagining things.  I couldn't eat dinner that night, I remember that distinctly.

 

Then the story came out, larger, in detail accounts of how this man died.  I called my newspaper and cancelled.

 

I'm not ignorant to bad things happening.  But in his case and whatever happened to the little girl in Arizona, I don't think the public needs to know all the details.

 

Takes away the privacy and dignity of the victims, whether it's abuse, torture or murder.  I don't think the world needs to know how someone suffered -- through no fault of their own, at the hands of monsters.

 

Some things need to be left up to only a judge and jury hearing.  They say that trials are hard for victims to re-live the events, I imagine it would be hard that the whole world knowing what happened to you would be harder if not worse.

 

Just my gut feeling. MHO.

 

So out of respect to the little girl and the millions of little girls, boys, women and men, I don't need to know everything.....

 


@Lucky Charm

I understand your position with this subject.

The death & trial of James Bryd from Jasper, TX, was played out in detail here in DFW.  Sad? Yes. Cringeworthy?  Yes.  Angry?  Of course.  But even in his death, he spoke of the extreme racial issues we have here in America. His story needed to be told....loudly.  Same goes for the countless people, children, elderly, even animals who don't have a voice in life or death.  They deserve that.

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Re: Have you ever read something so distrubing.....


@Northray wrote:

.....that you can't shake it and it actually depresses you.  About three days ago I read a story on a precious little girl who was horribly abused in Arizona (I won't go into detials because it is very distrubing - google if you want but be warned) and I can't stop thinking about this baby girl.  I could not sleep the night I read about it and I've been very down since then.  I've actually called the center where they are treating her but they told me and I read yesterday that they can't accept donations on her behalf.  Apparently donations and calls of offers to help have been pouring in from all over the country (thank God for good people).  I know that unfortuntely these things happen way to often, but still it breaks my heart and I feel unsettled about her suffering.  I just wonder how you handle horrible news? 


I live in Az also..and yes i think of her everday..i agree no family members i would trust around her ever!!!...maybe if she isnt put in the system & they let her go to a loving kind family she will forget & trust...

I cant stand if my little Grandaughter's even stub a toe..

I cannot imagine her terror..she has many strangers who do care...

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Re: Have you ever read something so distrubing.....

I feel the same way  also, my heart  goes  out to them i can't  stand a few of the adds  on the TV but I know we must be reminded  of all the  cruelty the cowards  put on God's animals,  I wish somehow  I could stop all of this .