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I am posting this on all the boards in my community (so if you see it multiple times, you know why). I feel that I must help spread the word to raise awareness. You will understand when you see.
http://media.causes.com/793630

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Amanda - posted on 06/08/2010

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OMG!! didn't I cry and it makes me just SICK to think ppl do this to children, like I don't know what else to say, I hope whoever did this or whoever in the future that does this gets whats coming to them....no child ever deserves this and the mother didn't even help, that is just as SICK. A mother should be there to protect her child...I just can't understand why anyone would do this...

Jaime - posted on 05/26/2010

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So let's put a progressive spin on this decidedly-tragic story...



One of the things that was mentioned in the video was that the neighbours had heard the goings-on (the abuse) and didn't want to get involved. What I'm observing from this situation is that, regardless of the organizations that already exist and the laws that are already in place to prevent and prosecute abuse, it is still wide-spread and causing mass devastation in our collective nations. Violence is the bi-product of ignorance, fear, anger and hatred. Abuse is the perpetual action of violence. So, what stops people from getting involved? Can we offer any leads as to what the focus should be on a national or global level---apart from more community involvement. Any specific suggestions to jump-start a 'coalition' of sorts that 'attacks' the smaller issues which lay hold to the macro agenda? I just wonder: if the neighbours' had stepped in and (at the very least) alerted authorities of the disturbances, would the boy's death have been avoided or is it much more complex than that? Are the laws that essentially protect our youth, also inhibiting the enforcement of said laws, inevitably being more of a problem than a solution or deterrent? I wonder if we can pinpoint the policies that encourage the stereotype that organizations like CAS are useless and don't help the kids, but rather tip-toe on egg shells around the 'rights' of the parents/caregiver? It's a lot to process...but realistically if we want to see less videos like this one, then we need to check our sadness and channel it toward reform so that no more children suffer.



I am going to do some research on this because I am very passionate about the fight to end violence (bullying, abuse). I'll post my findings soon...

Jascinta - posted on 05/26/2010

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when i found the link i had to pause the video straight away..... seeing it once was enough. its still stuck in my head. its so overwhelming- i think mostly because i know i can't go and save these poor babies/children before it happens! :(

Jaime - posted on 05/26/2010

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Meghan I feel the exact same way...I have a difficult time watching these videos and they always bring me to sobs. I also fight the urge to go and pick up my son and hug him so tight.

Cynthia - posted on 05/26/2010

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OMG I just watched the Peter video... :*( WHY?!?! HOW?!?! *Deep breath*... Poor little boy wasn't even 1 1/2 years old, he must've been so scared and not know what was happening to him :*( I still have goosebumps thinking about it... I'm not a violent person at all, but these people deserve the same treatment they were showing him! Times 10!!!

Rebecca - posted on 05/26/2010

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Well i was crying as soon as i heard the song. It gets me every time!
It is so sad that kids go through that.

Cynthia - posted on 05/26/2010

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Makes you wonder what goes through peoples' minds sometimes... and how those thoughts get there... :*( I hate watching these videos too, but somehow I can't stop myself. It sure doesn't help when they play that song through every one of these!!! :( Now I wish I was near my daughter so I could give her hugs and kisses :(

Meghan - posted on 05/25/2010

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I clicked to open it and as soon as I realized what it was-I closed it. That stuff breaks my heart and I can't watch it. I am in tears everytime, even thinking about a few of the past one's I have seen brings tears to my eyes. and yes, have to fight myself to go wake up my own son to cuddle him and tell him I love him.
It's disgusting and makes me want to go into a violent rampage!

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I know! It's so heart wrenching to know that there are people out there who treat babies like they should know better. I told my hubby about it. All he could say was, "I don't want to hear about it because it makes me want to do some vigilante justice."

Jascinta - posted on 05/25/2010

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i cried the whole way through too-then i made my partner watch it and even he cried!!!! i hate there are peopleout there capable of these brutal acts! even 'small things' like yelling in a kids face is bad enough! that poor little peter :( what a life huh

Jess - posted on 05/25/2010

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So I cried my eyes out ! I just wanted to reach into my computer screen and grab this gorgeous little boy out and protect him. My 10 month old saw me crying and she got really upset =(

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Oh, you'd be surprised what she understands! When I watched it earlier I was actually crying too.....Roxanne was napping so I couldn't hug her; hubby is off work right now so he came up and gave me a hug and asked, " What's wrong? ".....I played it a second time for him!

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Stuff like this just makes me sick. I'm literally in tears, hugging my ten month old daughter, and telling her that "Mommy would never ever hurt you, I love you." She can't even understand me, lol!

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