Editorial: Betrayed trust
Published 7:13 pm Monday, December 4, 2017
- This image released by the FBI shows the seeking information poster for Mariah Woods. Local, state and federal law enforcement agencies are combining efforts to find the 3-year-old North Carolina girl missing from her home. FBI agent Stanley Meador told a news conference Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, that neighboring sheriff's offices have provided assistance in the search for Mariah Kay Woods. Onslow County Sheriff Hans Miller said military personnel are also looking from the girl, who was reported missing from her home on Monday, Nov. 27. (FBI via AP)
Protecting and nurturing children should be one of our society’s top priorities, but too often people betray children’s trust. After people searched for days for a 3-year-old girl missing in the Jacksonville area, her mother’s live-in boyfriend has been charged in connection with the child’s death. Child welfare advocates cannot be surprised.
Whether it’s by shooting, beating, strangulation or neglect, killing a child has to be one of the lowest crimes a person can commit.