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Updated: February 22, 2013 6:06AM



Death of Gary baby will be marked with fifth service

Jan. 28, 2013, will mark five years since 13-month-old Josiah Shaw was senselessly and cowardly murdered in Gary.

Concerned Citizens against Violence in Gary again will honor Josiah with our fifth annual memorial service and prayer vigil at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 28, at 21st Avenue and Virginia Street, as we have done the last four years, and will continue to do until the cowards who murdered Josiah are brought to justice.

What possible reason can justify anyone deliberately shooting a 13-month-old helpless, defenseless baby? Any rational-thinking person who monitors the news knows who killed Josiah.

On my Facebook page, I have a copy of a letter from “America’s Most Wanted” in reference to the plea I submitted several years ago for help in bringing to justice the perpetrators who murdered Josiah.

I will be resubmitting.

Dwight Taylor

Gary

If you really want to protect children, stop abortion

Regarding the article written by Darius Smith and Ashley Sutherland, people like this kill me.

They always pretend to be child advocates, but where are they when more than 500,000 abortions are taking place right here in a country that does nothing but judge and hate child molesters?

I don’t see where molesters have it so great; they have to register everywhere they go after they do their time, but I don’t believe even murderers have to be exposed or registered after they do their time or women who abort their child or children, and that’s the murder of the smallest of children. In fact, I’ve even heard of adult males getting more prison time for having nonviolent, consensual sex with 13- to 17-year-old females than people who committed murder.

How ridiculous is that?

Smith and Sutherland need to start practicing what they preach, and go before Congress and try to get all abortions outlawed, if they care so much for children.

If a convicted child molester was threatened, harassed or beat up, I’m sure there would be no public outcry. But I’m also willing to bet that if a woman who had an abortion was treated the same way, the public would say those harassing and beating her should be punished and sent to jail.

Can anyone see the gender double standard here like I can?

I don’t think Americans are smart enough to see it; they’re too obsessed and filled with hatred and obviously afraid of women.

A.E. Green

Portage

American justice too soft on those who hurt the weakest

Unless this country deals out severe punishments (death), these criminals will do the same crimes over and over.

Our laws are way too soft on anyone who hurts children and animals.

Susie Smith

Mount Ayr



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