Monday, March 31, 2008

figures

Maybe this judge will take women's stories a little more seriously in the future:

A man who had argued with his estranged wife over the custody of their three children has confessed to drowning them in a hotel bathtub on the night they were to go back with their mother, police said Monday.
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A temporary protective order was approved three days after the petition was filed, but Circuit Judge Joseph Dugan rejected a permanent order Jan. 10, 2007. In explaining his decision, Dugan wrote there was "no clear or convincing evidence that the alleged acts of abuse occurred."


..after she had told the judge that he had made threats to the effect that he would kill their kids just to get back at her.

Our society is deeply in denial over the extent of its sexism.

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2 Comments:

Anonymous r@d@r said...

one time when i was a kid, the neighbors who lived across the river from my grandpa and grandma showed me their rabbit hutches. they showed me a mother who had eaten her young. i remember feeling such horror - "how could a mother eat her own children?"

i knew less then than i know now, and sometimes i don't know if that's a good thing.

10:25 AM, April 01, 2008  
Blogger Tlazolteotl said...

I know exactly what you mean.

3:58 PM, April 04, 2008  

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