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Forum Post: Just curious why there is no outrage about this - 2 children killed

Posted 10 years ago on May 23, 2013, 10:28 p.m. EST by Stormcrow2 (-184)
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I guess unless it is done in mass it doesn't matter does it. Just like Benghazi - don't give a shit because "what does it matter how they were killed" as stated by Hillary Clinton.



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[-] 3 points by GirlFriday (17435) 10 years ago

Coroner Todd Hardee on Thursday identified the children as 10-month-old sisters Myasia and Kynasia Hawkins. Also killed were their brothers, 2-year-old Camaron Mason and 4-year-old Delonta Dixon. http://www.independentmail.com/news/2013/apr/26/south-carolina-woman-faces-charges-after-4-childre/

Two fourth-grade boys who were searching for fossils with their St. Louis Park classmates were buried under 4 to 5 feet of soil and rock them, authorities said Thursday.

The boys died. One was found almost immediately. The body of the second was recovered Thursday. http://www.twincities.com/localnews/ci_23308973/st-paul-lilydale-parks-fossil-area-close-after

Police spent hours looking for the teen after his 4-year-old and 10-year-old brothers were found dead in their home, located at 120 South 1660 West, Wednesday afternoon. Sgt. Susan Poulsen wouldn't give any details about how the children died, but said their deaths were "suspicious." http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=25291560&fm=most_popular

Families who attend Faith Tabernacle Congregation in North Philadelphia and First Century Gospel Church in Juniata Park have lost more than two dozen children to illness since 1971, according to non-profit Children’s Healthcare Is a Legal Duty, Inc. (CHILD, Inc.). Both churches believe in the power of prayer over modern medicine. http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Faith-Healing-Churches-Linked-to-Two-Dozen-Child-Deaths-208745201.html

The caregiver of a 2-year-old boy who died last weekend after his head was slammed into a bathtub faucet while being bathe has been charged, Columbia Police said Thursday. http://columbia-sc.patch.com/articles/columbia-police-caregiver-slammed-head-of-child-2-into-bathtub-


[-] -3 points by Stormcrow2 (-184) 10 years ago

All of a sudden you become concerned - why when I posted this - why haven't you been posting this info all along - I guess it takes someone elses post to get your attention?

[-] 3 points by GirlFriday (17435) 10 years ago

You were never concerned. At best, you are a concern troll. You're a cockroach. A multiple ID cockroach.

[-] 2 points by grapes (5232) 10 years ago

Which two children do you have in mind?

[-] 1 points by Narley (272) 10 years ago

Two dead kids are sad. But the truth is people can’t absorb every piece of bad news that comes along. I mean they’re multiple stories of murder, rape, kidnapping and corruption every day. You couldn’t keep up with it if you wanted. People are inundated with reports of violence. Generally people aren’t unfeeling or callous about other people’s misery. But when the reported misery comes at you every day, from every direction, you do become immune.

Generally stories like the drone killing kids have to have something beyond the day-to-day reports of murders for anyone to care very much. Maybe it shouldn’t be that way, but to internalize every bad story would drive you insane.

[-] 1 points by grapes (5232) 10 years ago

Now I see that we are discussing the two U.S. citizens who were killed by U.S. drones operating overseas so let me proceed.

How people are killed does matter to our system of justice and ultimately to the values that we hold dearly, even superior to our respect for our flag.

Al-Qaeda's leader Osama bin Laden declared war on the U.S. populace on U.S. television broadcast. The U.S. Congress should have officially declared war on al Qaeda and its affiliates. That would have provided the legal basis for engaging them worldwide, using drones or otherwise, subject to the rules of war.

War is a very dirty business and collateral damages sometimes occur, children or otherwise.

The drone strike on the U.S. citizen turned operational terrorist leader can be justified if he were tried in absentia by our court system. Not having had the judicial backing, the drone strike was illegal so one child was killed due to a misdeed of our Executive branch.

If there had been a declaration of war by our Congress, the death of the second child may be legal according to the rules of war if due diligence were exercised to avoid the innocent civilian deaths. It is pretty well established in legal precedents that even during war times, constitutional rights of U.S. citizens cannot be suspended unless national emergency has been declared. There was no such declaration so the second child's death was not justified -- another misdeed of our Executive branch.

Fair play and due process are the pillars of our justice system, not to be suspended lightly for the expediency of the moment.